US Pat. No. 10,091,890

PROCESS OF PRODUCING A COMPONENT AND APPARATUS THAT PRODUCES A COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A process of producing a component comprising:providing a substrate having an electrically conductive surface in the form of an electrically conductive layer;
subdividing the layer with the aid of a scratching process into a first electrically autonomous region and a second electrically autonomous region, wherein an electrically insulating region is formed in the electrically conductive layer to electrically separate the electrically autonomous regions;
forming an electrical potential difference between the first electrically autonomous region and the second electrically autonomous region; and
applying an electrically charged substance or an electrically charged substance mixture onto the first electrically autonomous region and/or the second electrically autonomous region,
wherein the electrically autonomous region and/or an amount of the applied electrically charged substance or of the electrically charged substance mixture are adjusted by the electrical potential difference.

US Pat. No. 10,091,920

SURFACE MOUNT DEVICE FOR CONTROL OF HOLDING AND MOVING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD IN THE PRIORITY ORDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board work device comprising:a conveyance section that conveys boards on which multiple board works are performed, the conveyance section including a first lane and a second lane in which the boards are conveyed;
a work section that performs the board works on the board, the work section including a head holding body that exchangeably holds multiple types of heads, the head holding body only holding one head at a time depending on the board work to be performed;
a moving device which moves the head holding body; and
a controller configured to
acquire a corresponding relationship between the types of heads and each of the multiple board works to be performed for each of the boards;
acquire a priority order between at least two of the board works from the multiple board works within the same board;
set one of the first lane and the second lane as a work lane; and
control the work section and the moving device,
wherein, when performing the board work based on the acquired corresponding relationship, in a case in which there is no board work capable of being performed on the board being conveyed in the work lane using the head currently being held by the head holding body while maintaining the priority order, and there is board work capable of being performed on the board being conveyed in the other lane using the head currently being held by the head holding body while maintaining the priority order, the controller is configured to set the other one of the first lane and the second lane as the work lane and perform the board work in the updated work lane without exchanging the head currently being held, and
wherein the board work is only performed in the work lane.

US Pat. No. 10,088,226

AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN SYSTEMS FOR REFRIGERATED CARGO CONTAINERS

DoubleDay Acquisitions LL...

1. An automatic shutdown system for a refrigerated cargo container, the system comprising:(a) a cargo container comprising a refrigeration system, wherein the refrigeration system comprises at least one exhaust fan; and
(b) a first sensor selected from the group of: an accelerometer; a frequency sensor; an electrical signal noise sensor; a transponder signal receiver; and combinations thereof;
wherein the first sensor is communicably attached to a controller which is communicably attached to the refrigeration system, and the controller is arranged to automatically stop or restrict airflow from the exhaust fan of the refrigeration system;
wherein the controller is configured to automatically stop or restrict airflow from at least one exhaust fan in response to the detection of air transit by the first sensor; and wherein air transit is selected from the phases of: bringing the refrigerated cargo container to the airport; loading the refrigerated cargo container onto an airplane; airplane takeoff; flight; airplane landing; offloading of the refrigerated cargo container from an airplane; and removing the refrigerated cargo container from the airport.

US Pat. No. 10,091,919

APPARATUS FOR SECURING ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON A CARRIER DURING TRANSPORTATION

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. An apparatus for securing electronic devices on a carrier that stores electronic devices during transportation of the electronic devices on the carrier, the apparatus comprising:a guiding track configured to guide motion of the carrier when the carrier receives electronic devices for storage; and
a magnetic track fixedly located adjacent to the guiding track, and the magnetic track is configured to attract the electronic devices onto the carrier with a magnetic attraction force when the carrier is located between the electronic devices and the magnetic track;
wherein the magnetic track is separate from the carrier and comprises a support surface facing the carrier,
wherein the support surface has a smaller width than a width of a portion of the magnetic track that is spaced from the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,091,905

DUAL-ACTION STORAGE MEDIA CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A dual-action storage media chassis structure, comprising: a chassis including: a partition corridor defined by two inner slide walls longitudinally extending in the chassis; two storage spaces and two chain storage spaces symmetrically disposed on both sides of the partition corridor, respectively; and a central back storage space located between the chain storage spaces for accommodating a third-type of electronic component having a third operating temperature; two storage media modules accommodated respectively in the two storage spaces, each storage media module including: a tray frame, each tray frame including a top access opening, each tray frame for accommodating a second-type of electronic component having a second operating temperature in a back portion of the tray frame and for accommodating a first-type of electronic component having a first operating temperature in a front portion of the tray frame; and an extension having guiding structures extended along a side opposite to the corresponding inner side wall and connected to a chain structure formed by hollow passages; a cable is connected to the third type of electronic component through the guiding structures and the hollow passages and received in the chain storage space; two dual-action slide assemblies, each dual-action slide assembly including: o a corresponding one of the two inner slide walls and a respective inner slide panel longitudinally extending in the chassis and attached to the respective tray frame, the corresponding one of the two inner slide walls adapted for slideably receiving the respective inner slide panel; each dual-action slide assembly for longitudinally and slideably moving the respective tray frame between a received position, a first withdrawn position and a second withdrawn position; the front portion of a given tray frame, the back portion of the given tray frame and the central back storage space being disposed longitudinally sequentially in the dual-action storage media chassis structure from the front end thereof to a back end thereof, such that the second operating temperature is superior to the first operating temperature, and the third operating temperature is superior to the second operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,091,918

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONFORMAL SHIELDING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for providing conformal shielding, comprising:a circuit board;
a plurality of circuit components mounted on the circuit board; and
a plurality of shielded compartments connected to the circuit board, each of the plurality of shielded compartments encompassing one or more circuit components of the plurality of circuit components, wherein each of the plurality of shielded compartments comprises a molding material, at least one shielding wall within a portion of the molding material, and a shielding material layer disposed on at least a portion of the molding material and configured to electrically coupled with a portion of the at least one shielding wall, wherein for each of the plurality of shielded compartments, the shielding material layer is disposed on a top surface and a side surface of the molding material of the shielded compartment, and wherein the molding material encompasses at least a portion of the body of at least one circuit component and is integrally formed on the circuit board with the at least one shielding wall;
wherein each of the plurality of shielded compartments is separated from an adjacent one of the shielded compartments by a space containing a conductive material adhered to at least one side of the shielded compartment and the adjacent shielded compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,091,917

TRANSPARENT EMI SHIELDING/ABSORBING FILM

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A transparent EMI shielding/absorbing film comprising:a transparent substrate having a top surface on which a pattern having a plurality of engraved grooves is disposed;
a conductive layer disposed in the grooves; and
a conductive nanowire layer disposed on the top surface of the transparent substrate and electrically connected with the conductive layer,
wherein the conductive layer is arranged so that a first layer formed of a conductive material for shielding and absorbing electromagnetic waves and a second layer formed of conductive nanowires are alternately disposed at least once.

US Pat. No. 10,091,916

FABRICATION OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH CARBON NANOTUBES AND GRAPHENE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for forming a ceramic matrix composite structure, the method comprising:providing a mixture of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and silicon carbon nitride;
heating the mixture to bond the carbon nanotubes and the graphene; and
sintering the silicon carbon nitride in the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,091,915

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An electronic component package structure, comprising:a substrate having a set attachment area for attaching an electronic component;
a conductive lid having a top and a sidewall that extend toward the substrate, one side of the sidewall being proximate to the substrate and having a bonding end, the bonding end bonding the conductive lid to the substrate using a non-conductive adhesive, the conductive lid bonded to the substrate enclosing the attachment area and forming a shielding space over the attachment area, the conductive lid bonded to the substrate enclosing the attachment area and forming a shielding space over the attachment area;
the non-conductive adhesive being located between the substrate and the bonding end; and
a solder mask disposed on a surface of one side of the substrate facing the conductive lid, the solder mask comprising a first open window disposed in a position in which the non-conductive adhesive is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,091,914

FAN CONTROL DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A fan control device for controlling an air cooling fan that directs outside air into an electrical apparatus, the fan control device comprising:a rotation number deciding unit configured to decide a rotation number of the air cooling fan based on a result of detection by an intake air temperature sensor detecting an intake air temperature;
a determining unit configured to perform a determination whether an amount of change of the intake air temperature during a predetermined period is equal to or greater than a first threshold amount of change of the intake air temperature during the predetermined period, the determination based on the result of detection by the intake air temperature sensor; and
a controlling unit configured, in a case in which the determining unit determines that the amount of change is equal to or greater than the first threshold amount of change of the intake air temperature, to correct the rotation number decided by the rotation number deciding unit, based on the result of detection by the intake air temperature sensor and a result of detection by an intake air humidity sensor detecting an intake air humidity, and causing the air cooling fan to rotate at the corrected rotation number,
wherein the controlling unit is further configured, after correcting the rotation number decided by the rotation number deciding unit so as to decrease the rotation number, to gradually increase the rotation number of the air cooling fan until the rotation number of the air cooling fan becomes the rotation number decided by the rotation number deciding unit.

US Pat. No. 10,091,913

LIQUID COOLING SERVER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A liquid cooling server that cools a heat generating component via a liquid cooling medium, the liquid cooling server comprising:a chassis configured to include a unit case housing portion;
a unit case configured to be allowed to move in a first direction to be inserted in and pulled out from the unit case housing portion and include the heat generating component and a portion to be cooled;
a cooling plate configured to be provided to the chassis, oppose the unit case housing portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and include a flow path through which the cooling medium flows;
a metal portion configured to be provided to a first member which is either one of the cooling plate and the portion to be cooled, the metal portion including a plurality of first protrusions which protrude in the second direction towards a side of the unit case housing portion, the plurality of first protrusions being arranged in the first direction; and
a heat transfer body configured to be provided between the metal portion and the first member in the second direction, the heat transfer body having elasticity.

US Pat. No. 10,091,912

VARIABLE AIR COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTERS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for cooling air within an enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises a cooling system and a remaining portion of the enclosure that is external to the cooling system, wherein the cooling system comprises a cooling mechanism for cooling air in the cooling system, a first inlet through which air outside the enclosure enters the cooling system, a second inlet through which recycled air flows from the remaining portion of the enclosure into the cooling system, and an outlet through which air flows from the cooling system into the remaining portion of the enclosure, wherein the first inlet, the second inlet, and the outlet are different openings, in the cooling system, for air flow and are physically separated from one another, wherein the cooling mechanism is supported by functionality of one or more hardware components comprising one or more of a heat exchanger, air/water circuit, an humidifier, a hygrometry monitor, and a cooling mechanism controller, which carry out execution of the method, said method comprising:monitoring an outside air temperature of air entering the cooling system from outside the enclosure;
monitoring a blowing air temperature of air in the cooling system at the outlet of the cooling system; and
controlling the first inlet to be fully open or fully closed, in dependence on the monitored outside air temperature, to control whether air from outside the enclosure enters or does not enter, respectively, the cooling system;
controlling the second inlet by adjusting an amount of opening of the second inlet, in dependence on the monitored blowing air temperature, to control a flow rate of recycled air entering the cooling system from the remaining portion of the enclosure; and
controlling a valve in a secondary water circuit of the cooling mechanism by adjusting an amount of opening of the valve, in dependence on the monitored outside air temperature,
wherein a specified first temperature is less than a specified second temperature and the specified second temperature is less than a specified third temperature;
wherein said controlling the first inlet comprises either (i) determining that the monitored outside air temperature is less than or equal to the third temperature and in response controlling the first inlet to be fully open or (ii) determining that the monitored outside air temperature is greater than the third temperature and in response controlling the first inlet to be fully closed;
wherein said controlling the second inlet comprises (i) determining that the monitored blowing air temperature is less than the first temperature and in response controlling the second inlet to be partially open, (ii) determining that the monitored blowing air temperature is equal to or greater than the first temperature and less than or equal to the third temperature and in response controlling the second inlet to be fully closed, or (iii) determining that the monitored blowing air temperature is greater than the third temperature and in response controlling the second inlet to be fully open;
wherein said controlling the valve comprises (i) determining that the monitored outside air temperature is less than or equal to the second temperature and in response controlling the valve to be fully closed, or (ii) determining that the monitored outside air temperature is greater than the second temperature and less than or equal to the third temperature and in response controlling the valve to be partially open, or (iii) determining that the monitored outside air temperature is greater than the third temperature and in response controlling the valve to be fully open,
wherein if the outside air temperature is less than or equal to the first temperature then the blowing air temperature is at the first temperature;
wherein if the outside air temperature is greater than the first temperature and less than or equal to the second temperature then the blowing air temperature is at a temperature that monotonically increases from the first temperature to the second temperature as the outside air temperature increases from the first temperature to the second temperature; and
wherein if the outside air temperature is greater than the third temperature then the blowing air temperature is at the third temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,091,909

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COOLING A HEAT GENERATING COMPONENT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A cooling arrangement, comprising:a heat spreader comprising a first surface, a second surface, at least one heat absorption chamber and at least one heat dissipation chamber, the at least one heat absorption chamber being in thermal contact with the first surface and the at least one heat dissipation chamber being in thermal contact with the second surface and hydraulically coupled to the at least one heat absorption chamber;
at least one heat generating component arranged in thermal contact with the first surface of the heat spreader;
a cooling fluid, filling at least part of the heat absorption chamber and the heat dissipation chamber;
at least one actuator for driving the cooling fluid; and
a controller for generating at least one control signal for the at least one actuator, such that the cooling fluid can be driven through the at least one heat absorption chamber using a plurality of flow patterns;
wherein the heat spreader comprises a plurality of regions and associated temperature sensors, the plurality of temperature sensors are coupled to the controller, and the controller programmed to identify at least one cold region of the heat spreader, the at least one cold region being characterized in that it has a temperature below an average temperature of the plurality of regions, and the controller is further programmed to generate at least one control signal based on the at least one identified cold region, such that the flow of cooling fluid is sourced from the at least one cold region in at least one flow pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,091,908

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISSIPATING HEAT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat dissipation device comprising:a heat sink mounted on a substrate;
a first opening and a second opening that penetrate the heat sink arranged in parallel direction to the substrate, the first opening is arranged at a first distance from the substrate and the second opening is arranged at the first distance from the substrate;
a first heat receiving member disposed on a first electronic component mounted on the substrate;
a second heat receiving member disposed on a second electronic component mounted on the substrate; and
a first heat pipe and a second heat pipe, one end side of the first heat pipe is fixed to the first heat receiving member and other end side of the first heat pipe is inserted in the first opening and fixed at a first position, one end side of the second heat pipe is fixed to the second heat receiving member and other end side of the second heat pipe is inserted in the second opening and fixed at a second position,
wherein an inner diameter of the first and second openings in a perpendicular direction to a surface of the substrate is larger than a diameter of the first and second heat pipes in the perpendicular direction to the surface of the substrate, and
wherein a height of the second electronic component is higher than a height of the first electronic component, and the second position from the substrate is located higher than the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,091,907

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:a machine body, comprising:
a casing, having a first hole and a second hole;
a heat transfer plate, disposed in the casing and thermally coupled to a heat generating component; and
a heat dissipation fin set, disposed in the casing and thermally coupled to the heat transfer plate, wherein the heat dissipation fin set comprises a plurality of heat dissipation fins arranged in parallel, at least one of the heat dissipation fins comprises a body portion and a diversion portion extending from the body portion, and the diversion portion is aligned with the first hole and the second hole; and
a docking station, comprising:
a body, having a third hole; and
a fan, disposed in the body, wherein when the machine body and the docking station are assembled, the third hole is aligned to the first hole, an air flow generated by the fan during operation flows out of the body via the third hole and flows into the casing via the first hole, and the air flow is divided into a first flow flowing away from the second hole and a second flow flowing toward the second hole by the diversion portion.

US Pat. No. 10,091,906

OFF-CENTER COMPONENT RACKING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An offset rack, comprising:a cabinet having a front opening of width W;
a first mounting pole and a second mounting pole located parallel to each other at the front opening to facilitate receipt and hold a plurality of rack components;
wherein the second mounting pole is L-shaped;
wherein the first and second mounting poles have a spacing of x inches or centimeters from each other, with a mid-point of the spacing being offset from a mid-point of width W;
wherein the mounting poles are disposed between a first side and a second side of the cabinet, the first side and the second side parallel to each other and perpendicular to the front opening;
wherein the first and second mounting poles define a first mounting space to receive a first subset of the rack components to be coupled to the first and second mounting poles to support the first subset of the rack components in a first orientation;
wherein the second mounting pole and the first side define a second mounting space to receive a second subset of the rack components to be coupled to the second mounting pole to support the second subset of the rack components in a second orientation that differs from the first orientation;
wherein a first side of the second mounting pole is to support the first subset of rack components and a second side of the second mounting pole opposite the first side is to support the second subset of rack components; and
wherein the rack components have a selected one of: 1U, 2U, 3U, or 4U format.

US Pat. No. 10,091,911

INTERFACE CARD COOLING USING HEAT PIPES

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A device comprising:a frame section having a cage with a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion,
the second receiving portion receiving a module;
a first plate having an end,
the first plate being received by the first receiving portion to attach the first plate to the frame section, the first plate having a groove;
a heat pipe having a first end and having a second end;
a second plate attached to the second end of the heat pipe;
a cover attaching the first plate, the heat pipe, and the second plate to the frame section; and
a spring attached to the first plate and disposed between the first plate and the cover to bias the first plate against the module, the groove exposing part of the heat pipe including the first end, said exposed part of the heat pipe extending in a direction toward the second end of the heat pipe and contacting the spring, the groove having a closed portion adjacent the first end of the heat pipe and an open portion at a location spaced from the first end, such that the heat pipe extends through the open portion in the direction toward the second end, a portion of the heat pipe extending from the open portion to the second end being provided in the groove,
the first plate being capable of receiving heat dissipated by the module,
the heat pipe being capable of receiving the heat received by the first plate and transferring the heat to the second plate,
the second plate being capable of receiving the heat transferred by the heat pipe and dissipating the received heat.

US Pat. No. 10,091,910

SECURING MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SAME

AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A securing mechanism adapted to be mounted onto a base beside a heat source for attaching a heat dissipation element onto the heat source, the securing mechanism comprising:a first fixing part;
a second fixing part; and
a first arm and a second arm connected with the first fixing part and the second fixing part, wherein a first bent structure is protruded from the first arm and extends toward the second arm, a second bent structure is protruded from the second arm and extends toward the first arm, and the first bent structure and the second bent structure connect or overlap with each other between the first arm and the second arm to define a force-receiving surface collaboratively,
wherein when the first fixing part and the second fixing part are mounted to the base, the heat dissipation element is pressed by the force-receiving surface collaboratively defined by the first bent structure and the second bent structure to be attached onto the heat source.

US Pat. No. 10,091,904

STORAGE SLED FOR DATA CENTER

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a sled of a data center, comprising:a frame to couple to a rack of the data center, the frame arranged to receive a plurality of storage devices;
a group of memory sockets to receive a plurality of memory modules comprising a combination of three-dimensional (3D) cross-point memory and another type of computer-readable memory, different than the 3D cross-point memory;
at least one storage resource processing circuit to couple to the plurality of storage devices and the plurality of memory modules; and
a dual-mode optical network interface operably coupled to the at least one storage resource processing circuit to couple the plurality of storage devices to a network fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,091,903

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE HAVING BUS BAR WITH IMPROVED VIBRATION RESISTANCE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:a power semiconductor module that converts a DC current into an AC current;
a plate conductor that transfers the DC current or the AC current;
a resin sealing material that seals the plate conductor; and
an electric component that is used to control the power semiconductor module,
wherein the resin sealing material includes at least one supporting member that supports the electric component,
wherein the plate conductor is buried in a portion of the resin sealing material that is disposed to face the electric component,
wherein the at least one supporting member includes a first supporting member to support a driver circuit board and a second supporting member to support a current sensor,
wherein the resin sealing material includes a first surface equipped with the first supporting member and a second surface equipped with the second supporting member, in which the first surface and the second surface are disposed to form an angle with respect to each other,
wherein the resin sealing material includes a bent portion that connects the first surface and the second surface, and
wherein the plate conductor is at least partially disposed within the bent portion of the resin sealing material.

US Pat. No. 10,091,902

ELECTRICAL MODULE FOR BATTERY DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical module configured to be coupled to a tray of a battery distribution assembly, the electrical module comprising:a housing disposed along an outer surface of the tray, the housing including a base and a cap, the cap engaging a top side of the base to define a cavity between the cap and the base;
at least one electrical circuit device disposed within the cavity of the housing; and
multiple terminals electrically connected to the at least one electrical circuit device within the housing, the terminals projecting from the housing and extending through corresponding apertures in the tray to electrically connect to one or more electrical conductors disposed along an inner surface of the tray,
wherein the cap is non-removably bonded to the base such that the at least one electrical circuit device is permanently contained within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,091,901

AIR SHELTER FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

SHOWA KIKI KOGYO. CO. LTD...

1. An air shelter to protect electrical equipment at time of flooding by rain, flood or tsunami, the air shelter comprising: a base frame, a base, a cover body arranged at a periphery of the equipment to prevent submergence of the equipment, an electrical cable that supplies power to the equipment, and a conduit tube that protects the electrical cable; whereinthe cover body has a roof portion, a side surface portion, and a bottom surface portion, and includes an opening on at least a part or all of the bottom surface portion or on the side surface at a location farther from the roof portion than the equipment, the cover body being a sealed structure such that fluid can enter the cover body only through the opening of the bottom surface or the side surface;
the electrical cable is passed through a vicinity of a lower end of the side surface portion or the bottom surface portion of the cover body from the equipment and connected to a power source; and
the conduit tube includes a fluid admitter to allow fluid to enter the conduit tube to prevent air from leaking out of the air shelter when air pressure inside the air shelter is different than air pressure outside the air shelter, the fluid admitter comprising at least one of a terminating end of the conduit tube, a discontinuous portion of the conduit tube, or a portion of the conduit tube having permeability on a lower side of the air shelter than a position where the equipment is arranged in the inside or the lower side of the cover body.

US Pat. No. 10,091,884

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH A REINFORCING MEMBER FOR IMPROVED DURABILITY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a printed circuit board under the display panel and having one surface on which a driving chip is mounted;
a flexible printed circuit board attached to one end of the display panel and bent toward a rear surface of the display panel and attached to the printed circuit board; a first reinforcing member between the display panel and the printed circuit board; and
a second reinforcing member under the printed circuit board configured to face the printed circuit board having the driving chip therebetween, the second reinforcing member having a recessed groove in one surface facing the driving chip and the driving chip being in the recessed groove, wherein the second reinforcing member comprises: a light-shielding layer; and a cushion layer between the light-shielding layer and the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,091,867

LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLIES WITH THERMAL OVERMOLDING

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LLC...

1. A method of manufacturing a lighting assembly, the method comprising:attaching one or more light emitting diode diodes (LEDs) to a printed circuit board, the attached one or more LEDs being connectable with a power source via circuitry of the printed circuit board; and
reflowing a thermoplastic over at least portions of the printed circuit board proximate to the one or more LEDs, the thermoplastic having a melting temperature greater than about 100° C. and having a thermal conductivity greater than or about 1 W/m·K.

US Pat. No. 10,091,900

FEEDTHROUGH CONNECTORS

1. An implantable medical device comprisinga sealed housing enclosing an electronic circuitry;
a plurality of feedthrough conductors, each conductor of the plurality of feedthrough conductors comprising a proximal end part connected to the enclosed electronic circuitry and a distal end part available external to the housing; and
a plurality of spatially separated feedthrough connectors configured to provide terminal connections, away from the plurality of feedthrough conductors, for a plurality of electrical wires, wherein
each connector of the plurality of spatially separated feedthrough connectors comprises
a first end section external to the housing, which is adapted to be connected with the distal end part of a feedthrough conductor of the plurality of feedthrough conductors, and
a second end section external to the housing, which is adapted to be connected with one of the plurality of electrical wires,
wherein at least one wire of the plurality of electrical wires comprises an extra wire length in form of at least one wire loop in immediate proximity to a connection site at the second end section.

US Pat. No. 10,091,899

DIGITAL DEVICE PROTECTIVE ARTWORK CASE METHOD AND DEVICE

1. A method for creating a digital device protective artwork case with fashionable artwork designs to personalize and protect a user digital device, comprising:creating at least one first mold conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes and depositing a flexible rubber including a thermoplastic polyurethane into the first mold to form a digital device protective artwork case with a shock absorbing bumper core;
creating at least one second mold conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes and depositing a hard setting plastic including a polycarbonate into the second mold to form a digital device protective artwork case hard outer shell attachable to the back of the shock absorbing bumper core;
creating a hard outer shell portable charger external battery with exterior stock art design patterns and a LED battery level indicator system appearing as blinking LED eyes which close in relation to a diminishing charge remaining on the portable charger external battery;
cutting a piece of tempered glass conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes and drilling openings to specific digital device model operating features to form a front face including a front face insert including printed film and plastic front face inserts of the digital device protective artwork case;
creating a collection of stock artwork designs to form an electronically stitched seamless artwork design that wraps around the digital device protective artwork case, and wherein a user can select a stock artwork design;
creating a digital device protective artwork case website with at least one processor, at least one database, at least one communication device and internet connection to communicate with users for order processing and user selections of digital device protective artwork case styles and stock artwork designs for decorating the digital device protective artwork case components;
creating at least one manufacturing data interface to transfer user selections of digital device protective artwork case styles and stock artwork designs to at least one manufacturing device including at least one electronically stitched image application device and at least one mold material depositing device;
processing user submitted user personalized artwork designs for creating and applying an electronically stitched seamless wraparound user artwork design to the digital device protective artwork case components, wherein applying includes printing, painting or transferring;
creating at least one third mold conforming to specific digital device model shapes and sizes for creating a clear digital device protective artwork case with a cushioning bumper protection with flexible shock absorbing corners and a ribbed ruffled design on the front and back of the case side edges to improve a user grip; and;
digitizing and electronically stitching stock and user artwork designs for creating downloadable formats of the artwork designs that will provide a user with an image for digital device home screen and screen saver usages that seamlessly integrate with digital device protective artwork case components with coordinating artwork designs.

US Pat. No. 10,091,898

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a housing in which a power module is mounted;
a multi-phase output bus-bar having one end electrically connected to the power module and a remaining end penetrating the housing so as to be directly exposed to an outside; and a fixture,
the housing further including: a housing main body having an accommodation space with an open top side, the power module being provided in the accommodation space; and a cover for covering the open top side of the housing main body, the multi-phase output bus-bar penetrating the cover,
wherein the fixture is accommodated within the housing main body, the fixture serving to fix the multi-phase output bus-bar,
the fixture further having an upper end configured to be press-fitted into and fixed to a lower surface of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,091,897

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH CLIPS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing having a first recess;
a touch-sensitive display mounted in the housing;
an attachment member configured to attach the housing to a user;
a coupling structure that couples the attachment member to the housing, wherein the coupling structure allows the attachment member to be removed from and reattached to the housing, and wherein the coupling structure comprises a protruding portion that mates with the first recess in the housing; and
a spring-loaded pin that retains the protruding portion in the first recess by expanding into a second recess that is different from the first recess.

US Pat. No. 10,091,896

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A foldable display device, comprising:a main body structure; and
a flexible screen on a surface of the main body structure;
wherein the main body structure includes two flat plate areas and a bending area connecting the two flat plate areas so the two flat plate areas have an opening and closing angle of 0 degrees to at least 180 degrees;
wherein the bending area includes a bending body and a bending bracket group positioned in the bending body, the bending bracket group includes three or more T-shaped brackets arranged successively, a horizontal bar of each T-shaped bracket includes two bracket arms, a vertical bar of each T-shaped bracket is a bracket body, upper surfaces of the T-shaped brackets are located on an inner side surface of the bending body, and the bracket arms of two adjacent T-shaped brackets are hinged by a first hinge; and
wherein a pivot link is positioned between the bracket bodies of any two adjacent T-shaped brackets, the pivot link includes two pivoting rods hinged together by a second hinge at one end of each of the two pivoting rods, and each of the two pivoting rods are hinged to one of the bracket bodies at the other end of said pivoting rod by a third hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,091,895

ACCESS CONTROL READER WITH AN OPENING DETECTION DEVICE

SYSTEMES ET TECHNOLOGIES ...

1. An access control reader comprising:a casing integrating a base presenting a main wall provided for a fixation on a support and a facade mounted on said base, and
a detection device for detecting an opening of the casing,
wherein the base and the facade include complementary guides shaped to guide the facade in a tilting motion relative to the base when opening the casing starting from a closed configuration in which the facade is fastened and folded over the base up to an open configuration in which the facade is spaced away from the base and is inclined with respect to the main wall at a predefined non-zero angle, and
wherein the detection device is mounted on the facade so as to detect the tilting motion of said facade.

US Pat. No. 10,091,894

ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE, IN PARTICULAR FOR GEAR MECHANISM CONTROL, WITH ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS WHICH ARE WELDED TO PRESS CONTACTS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic control module for a transmission control, comprising:a printed circuit board having an upper placement side and conducting paths;
at least one electrical component having an electrically conductive terminal section;
a press contact that includes a first portion pressed into an opening in the printed circuit board and a mating terminal section, the press contact configured such that the press contact is mechanically fixed to the printed circuit board and forms both a mechanical and an electrical contact with a conducting path of the printed circuit board, wherein the electrically conductive terminal section and a subarea of the mating terminal section are arranged parallel to the placement side of the printed circuit board, the press contact further comprising a central portion located between the first portion and the mating terminal section and having a lowermost surface extending upwardly away from the mating terminal section and downwardly toward the first portion; and
a weld connection between the electrically conductive terminal section of the electrical component and the subarea of the mating terminal section of the press contact.

US Pat. No. 10,091,893

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING REDUCED LIGHT LEAKAGE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a bottom chassis;
a flange protruding from an edge of the bottom chassis;
a supporting frame disposed along a portion of the edge of the bottom chassis;
a double-sided adhesive tape having a first adhesive side and a second adhesive side opposite to the first adhesive side, wherein the first adhesive side is adhered to the supporting frame;
a display panel disposed on the bottom chassis and adhered to the second adhesive side of the double-sided adhesive tape; and
a light source unit configured to provide light to the display panel,
wherein the double-sided adhesive tape is adhered to a first portion of the supporting frame and the double-sided adhesive tape is absent from a second portion of the supporting frame,
wherein the second portion of the supporting frame is disposed alongside the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,091,892

LASER DIRECT IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLDER MASK EXPOSURE

SHUZ TUNG MACHINERY INDUS...

1. A laser direct imaging system, comprising:a stage being subjected to an atmospheric environment;
a laser device configured to provide at least one laser beam to a surface of a solder mask-coated substrate located on the stage; and
an oxygen-reducing device, which during operation of the laser device continuously outputs an inert gas to a specific area of the surface of the solder mask-coated substrate where the laser beam is being aimed, and a peripheral area around the specific area such that the laser beam generated by the laser device is surrounded by the outputted inert gas, thereby separating the specific area of the surface of the solder mask-coated substrate from the atmospheric environment;
wherein the oxygen-reducing device includes a gas supply system for supplying the inert gas; and a chamber having an inlet connected to the gas supply system for entrance of the inert gas into the chamber, and an outlet facing the solder mask-coated substrate to allow the inert gas to flow across the surface of the solder mask-coated substrate;
wherein the laser beam generated by the laser device passes through the outlet of the chamber to the surface of the solder mask-coated, and the laser beam passing out of the outlet of the chamber is surrounded by the inert gas; and
wherein the laser device comprises a plurality of laser diodes arranged in a line to produce two or more laser beams; and the oxygen-reducing device further includes a flow guiding plate disposed in the outlet of the chamber, wherein the flow guiding plate defines a plurality of holes corresponding to the laser diodes in such a way that the laser beam emitted by each of the laser diodes is passed through the respective hole of the flow guiding plate to the solder mask-coated substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,091,891

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRINTING CIRCUITRY

Voltera Inc., Kitchener ...

1. An apparatus for printing circuitry comprising:a stage;
an attachment mechanism for affixing a printed circuit substrate onto the stage;
a carriage assembly for holding at least one dispensing head configured to express a flowable printed circuit board material onto the printed circuit substrate, wherein the at least one dispensing head includes:
a plunger; and
a piston detachably coupled to the plunger;
wherein the plunger is configured to be moved by the piston in a downward direction when the piston is coupled to the plunger to dispense the flowable printed circuit board material from the at least one dispensing head; and
wherein the plunger is configured to be freely displaced by the flowable printed circuit board material in an upward direction when the piston is detached from the plunger to terminate dispensing and avoid air being introduced into the at least one dispensing head;
a motorized mechanism for moving the dispensing head in relation to the printed circuit substrate; and,
a control circuit for receiving instructions representing a circuit pattern pathway for the flowable printed circuit board material on the printed circuit substrate and configured to activate the motorized mechanism and the dispensing head according to the instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,091,888

LARGE-SCALE RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONICS USING LOW COST NANOPARTICLE INK PRINTING METHOD

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A method of manufacturing electronics using a nanoparticle ink printing method, comprising:synthesizing a phase change material (PCM) ink composition using hot injection to develop nanoparticles of the PCM;
suspending the nanoparticles with a solvent; and
printing a reconfigurable component using the PCM ink composition in additive manufacturing.

US Pat. No. 10,091,887

MULTI-MATERIAL STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED ELECTRONICS

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A multilayer structure for an electronic device, comprising:a flexible substrate film for accommodating electronics, the flexible substrate film having a first surface area and an adjacent second surface area;
a number of electronic components provided on the first surface area of the flexible substrate film;
a number of conductive traces printed on the flexible substrate film for electrically connecting the electronic components together;
a first thermoplastic material overmolded to the number of electronic components and the related first surface area of the flexible substrate film accommodating the electronic components; and
a second thermoplastic material overmolding the adjacent second surface area and at least part of the first surface area so that at least part of the electronic components and the first thermoplastic material thereon are substantially embedded between the flexible substrate film and the second thermoplastic material,
wherein the first thermoplastic material exhibits a first elasticity and the second thermoplastic material exhibits a second, different elasticity, and
wherein the first thermoplastic material is configured to prevent the first surface area of the flexible substrate from deformation and the second thermoplastic material is configured to allow the flexible substrate to be bendable.

US Pat. No. 10,091,886

COMPONENT BUILT-IN MULTILAYER BOARD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A component built-in multilayer board comprisinga multilayer substrate including a plurality of laminated base material layers; and
a component built in the multilayer substrate; wherein
at least one of the base material layers is made of a thermoplastic resin;
at least one of the base material layers includes a bottom portion that is flush with the component and a top surface that is above the component;
in the multilayer substrate, a number of the laminated base material layers in a portion overlapping the component as seen from a lamination direction is equal to a number of the laminated base material layers in a portion around the component as seen from the lamination direction;
a thickness adjustment member that adjusts a thickness of the multilayer substrate is provided on a principal surface of at least one of the base material layers and around the component as seen from the lamination direction, so as to surround the component;
the multilayer substrate does not include an opening for housing the component; and
both principal surfaces of the multilayer substrate are flat or substantially flat.

US Pat. No. 10,091,885

ELECTRICAL POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. An electrical power conversion system for converting a high voltage (HV) from a HV electrical power supply to a low voltage, the electrical power conversion system comprising:at least one power converter; and
at least one RC network including a plurality of resistive components and a plurality of capacitive components electrically connected in series, wherein the at least one RC network is in series connection with the at least one power converter, and the at least one RC network and at least one power converter are arranged to be connected across a line potential of the HV electrical power supply, wherein the at least one power converter includes a rectifier to rectify a current flowing through the at least one RC network.

US Pat. No. 10,091,883

DIELECTRIC FILMLESS ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

GEMALTO SA, Meudon (FR)

1. An electronic module comprising a first conductive layer or sheet including at least one conductive surface, an electrically insulating layer consisting of a single layer of an adhesive connected to the first conductive layer or sheet via direct contact with a first surface of the single layer of adhesive, a second conductive layer or sheet connected to the single layer of adhesive via direct contact with the opposite surface thereof, and a chip or electronic chip disposed on the second conductive layer or sheet and electrically connected to said at least one conductive surface, through the electrically insulating layer,wherein the second conductive layer or sheet is made of metal and comprises holes or connection openings for electrically connecting the chip to said at least one conductive surface.

US Pat. No. 10,091,882

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE USING PRINTED-CIRCUIT BOARD

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A circuit structure comprising:a printed-circuit board on which a plurality of circuit patterns are provided; and
a circuit switching component placed on the printed-circuit board, wherein
the circuit switching component includes a plurality of types of connection bus bars, and a bus bar support base on which any connection bus bar selected from the plurality of types of connection bus bars can be mounted and held,
respective connection points of the plurality of circuit patterns are disposed below the bus bar support base and arranged so as to be spaced apart from each other in an extension direction of the bus bar support base,
the plurality of types of connection bus bars are different from each other and are configured to engage different connection points of the plurality of circuit patterns so as to be electrically connected to the connection points, and wherein mounting any one of the plurality of connection bus bars to corresponding connection points of the plurality of circuit patterns provides a corresponding one of a
a plurality of types of circuit specifications.

US Pat. No. 10,091,876

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a display substrate comprising a display area configured to display an image and a pad area positioned on a periphery of the display area;
a first pad part positioned above the pad area and comprising a plurality of first pad terminals arranged in a first direction; and
a printed circuit board comprising a base film and a second pad part positioned at one side of the base film and coupled with the first pad part,
wherein the second pad part comprises a plurality of first contact terminals coupled with the plurality of first pad terminals,
wherein each of the plurality of first contact terminals further comprises:
a plurality of first contact pad terminals arranged along a first row forming a first inclination angle with the first direction, and
a plurality of second contact pad terminals spaced apart from the plurality of first contact pad terminals and arranged along a second row forming a second inclination angle with the first direction, and
wherein each of the plurality of first contact pad terminal has a first area and each of the plurality of second contact pad terminal has a second area that is different from the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,091,875

INK COMPOSITION FOR LIGHT SINTERING, WIRING BOARD USING SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. An ink composition for light sintering, comprising:copper oxide nanoparticles having copper oxide films on surfaces of copper nanoparticles;
a reducing agent for forming copper nanoparticles by reducing copper oxidized by light irradiation comprising (i) an aldehyde-based compound, (ii) an acid comprising ascorbic acid, (iii) a phosphorous compound, (iv) a metallic reducing agent, (v) p-benzoquinone, (vi) hydroquinone, or (vii) anthraquinone;
a dispersing agent;
a binder;
a solvent; and
silver oxide;
wherein a composition ratio of the silver oxide: the copper oxide nanoparticles is 0.1: 9.9 to 4:6.

US Pat. No. 10,091,874

CIRCUIT BOARD, PARTICULARY FOR A POWER-ELECTRONIC MODULE, COMPRISING AN ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE

AB Mikroelektronik Gesell...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:an electrically conductive substrate at least partially comprising aluminum or an aluminum alloy, the electrically conductive substrate including a connecting element to connect the electrically conductive substrate to a power source or power sink,
at least one insulator layer arranged on at least a portion of a substantially planar surface of the electrically conductive substrate,
a conductive connecting layer arranged on the at least one insulator layer such that the conductive connecting layer is electrically isolated from the electrically conductive substrate by the at least one insulator layer, the conductive connecting layer being electrically couplable with an electrical component.

US Pat. No. 10,091,676

SIGNAL MEASUREMENT USING PAIRED REMOTE DEVICE

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A system comprising:a remote device;
a client device paired with the remote device; and
a server configured to measure a signal strength of the client device relative to the server and transmit signal strength measurement data to at least one of the client device and the remote device,
wherein the remote device is configured to receive the signal strength measurement data transmitted from at least one of the server and the client device and output a representation of the signal strength of the client device in accordance with the signal strength measurement data received at the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,091,650

WIRELESS TERMINAL CONFIGURATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A wireless terminal configuration method, wherein a direct wireless connection is established between a configuration device and a wireless terminal, and wherein the method comprises:acquiring, by the configuration device, device identification information and configuration password information of the wireless terminal;
sending, by the configuration device, configuration triggering information to the wireless terminal according to the device identification information of the wireless terminal;
performing, by the configuration device, verification with the wireless terminal according to the configuration password information, to determine that the wireless terminal has ownership of the configuration password information;
sending, by the configuration device, credential information required for the wireless terminal to access a wireless access device and device identification information of the wireless access device to the wireless terminal; and
sending, by the configuration device, the credential information and the device identification information of the wireless terminal to the wireless access device,wherein performing the verification comprises:generating, by the configuration device, a first random value;
sending, by the configuration device, a first message to the wireless terminal, wherein the first message includes the first random value;
receiving, by the configuration device from the wireless terminal, a second message that includes a second random value and a first message integrity code (MIC) that corresponds to a digest of the second message encrypted according to a first shared key;
generating, by the configuration device, a second shared key according to the second random value, the first random value, and the configuration password information;
generating, by the configuration device, a second MIC using the second shared key;
determining, by the configuration device, whether the first MIC matches the second MIC;
encrypting, by the configuration device, a digest of a third message using the second shared key to generate a third MIC when the first MIC matches the second MIC; and
sending, by the configuration device, the third message to the wireless terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,091,184

CONTINUOUS MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computing device comprising:processor;
a non-transitory machine-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor; and
instructions in the machine-readable medium which, when executed by the processor, enable the computing device to:
generate a continuous authentication assertion which indicates that the computing device is continuously monitoring authentication of a user according to a reference time interval, wherein the continuous authentication assertion comprises factor information identifying at least one authenticate factor that was used to authenticate the user;
send the continuous authentication assertion to a key distribution center server;
after sending the continuous authentication assertion to the key distribution center server, receive a ticket from the key distribution center server; and
after receiving the ticket from the key distribution center server, use the ticket to obtain access to a service provider server.

US Pat. No. 10,091,889

PROCESS OF PRODUCING A COMPONENT AND APPARATUS THAT PRODUCES A COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A process of producing a component comprising:providing a substrate having an electrically conductive surface in the form of an electrically conductive layer;
subdividing the layer with the aid of a laser process into a first electrically autonomous region and a second electrically autonomous region, wherein an electrically insulating region is formed in the electrically conductive layer to electrically separate the electrically autonomous regions;
forming an electrical potential difference between the first electrically autonomous region and the second electrically autonomous region; and
applying an electrically charged substance or an electrically charged substance mixture onto the first electrically autonomous region and/or the second electrically autonomous region,
wherein the electrically autonomous region and/or an amount of the applied electrically charged substance or of the electrically charged substance mixture are adjusted by the electrical potential difference.

US Pat. No. 10,091,881

CONNECTION STRUCTURE BETWEEN OPTICAL DEVICE AND CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS USING THE SAME

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A connection structure between an optical device and a circuit substrate, wherein the optical device includes a flexible printed circuit including a conductive pattern to which an electrode configured to input a radio-frequency signal to the optical device is connected, in the flexible printed circuit, connection pads, which are connected to a conductor pattern on the circuit substrate, are arranged at one edge, the connection pads include at least one ground pad, and at least two signal pads between which the ground pad is interposed from its both sides, and at least one concave portion including an opening formed in the one edge is provided at a portion, at which the ground pad is formed, in the one edge of the flexible printed circuit, and in the circuit substrate, the conductor pattern, to which the ground pad is connected, on a surface of the circuit substrate, is provided with a columnar member that extends from the conductor pattern to an upper side of a substrate surface of the circuit substrate and is formed from a metal, the conductor pattern and the connection pads are fixed to each other with solder in a state in which the columnar member is fitted into the concave portion, and solder, which gradually rises from a ground pattern to a lateral surface of the columnar member, is formed between the columnar member and the ground pattern that is formed in the flexible printed circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,091,877

DISPLAY DEVICE AND INTER-SUBSTRATE CONDUCTING STRUCTURE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate configured to include a first basement and a first conductive layer;
a second substrate configured to include a second basement that includes a first main surface opposed to the first conductive layer and spaced apart from the first conductive layer and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface and a second conductive layer that is provided on the second main surface, and be provided with a hole penetrating between the first main surface and the second main surface; and
a connecting material configured to electrically connect between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer via the hole,
wherein the second conductive layer includes a first elongated protrusion that is disposed around the hole to surround the hole, and
the connecting material comes into contact with the first elongated protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,091,854

PORTABLE LIGHT CONTROL APPARATUS

Energizer Brands, LLC, S...

1. A portable lighting device having a power switch and an onboard controller configured to:monitor characteristics of one or more onboard device components; and
after the power switch is activated, initialize a start-up sequence to gradually increase the brightness emitted by the portable lighting device to a steady-state brightness level, wherein the start-up sequence defines a brightness rate of change selected from a plurality of predefined brightness rates of change, and wherein the brightness rate of change is selected based at least in part on one or more of the monitored characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,091,832

CALL FAILURE REDUCTION

AFFIRMED NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A computerized method of directing a mobile user to a redirect server when a mobile user session experiences session startup failure thereby reducing repeated attempts to establish a session during session startup failure, the computerized method comprising:receiving, by a computing device in a packet gateway (PGW), a first request to create a mobile session in a mobile network for a mobile device;
transmitting, by the computing device, a second request to a server, the second request associated with an inquiry regarding a status of the mobile device;
receiving, by the computing device, a call failure indication from the server for the mobile device;
transmitting, by the computing device, an indication of call success to a serving gateway (SGW);
creating, by the computing device, a redirect session such that the mobile device is directed to a redirect server during the redirect session; and
closing, by the computing device, the redirect session, the method of closing the redirect session comprising:
determining, by the computing device, a number of sessions closed within a first time period; and
closing, by the computing device, the redirect session when a timer associated with a second time period expires and the number of sessions closed within the first time period do not exceed a threshold number of closed sessions;
thereby reducing repeated attempts to establish a session during session startup failure.

US Pat. No. 10,091,827

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF SUPPORTING WIRELESS CONNECTION, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF WIRELESS CONNECTION

S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., ...

1. A method of establishing a wireless connection of an image forming apparatus by an electronic apparatus, comprising:performing, by the electronic apparatus:
wirelessly connecting a wireless communicator of the electronic apparatus with an Access Point (AP) of a wireless network;
obtaining AP information of the AP of the wireless network that is necessary for an image forming apparatus to establish the wireless connection with the AP of the wireless network;
searching to identify an image forming apparatus that is not connected to the AP of the wireless network;
in response to identification in the searching of an image forming apparatus that is not connected to the AP of the wireless network, disconnecting the wireless communicator of the electronic apparatus from the AP of the wireless network, to wirelessly connect the wireless communicator of the electronic apparatus with the identified image forming apparatus; and
transmitting, using the wireless communicator of the electronic apparatus connected with the identified image forming apparatus, the obtained AP information to the identified image forming apparatus, to thereby cause the identified image forming apparatus to establish the wireless connection with the AP of the wireless network using the AP information transmitted from the electronic apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,091,816

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIMING MAINTENANCE UNDER COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT MECHANISM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for timing maintenance under a coverage enhancement mechanism performed by a communication device, comprising steps of:determining a position in a time domain for a last one of a plurality of repeated transmissions over a physical channel related to a timing between the communication device and a corresponding communication device in communication with the communication device; and
determining a start time point for the timing in accordance with the determined position in the time domain and a type of the timing,
wherein the type of the timing comprises one or more of a Random Access Response RAR window during a random access procedure, a Media Access Control MAC-ContentionResolutionTimer during the random access procedure, a time alignment timer, a timing advance carried in a timing advance command MAC control element, a scheduling request prohibiting timer, a periodic Buffer Status Reporting timer, a Buffer Status Reporting retransmitting timer, a periodic power headroom report timer, and a power headroom report prohibiting timer, and
different start time points are determined for different types of the timing.

US Pat. No. 10,091,760

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING PAGING FOR V2X COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A network node comprising:a memory;
a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the memory and the transceiver, and configured to:
control the transceiver to receive data for the V2X communication from a first group of user equipments (UE) via a specific channel by using a connectionless transmission,
wherein the connectionless transmission is a specific type of transmission which the data is routed to a V2X gateway;
control the transceiver to re-construct the data by checking whether the data is duplicated or not; and
control the transceiver to transmit a paging including the V2X communication to a second group of UEs,
wherein the paging includes the re-constructed data.

US Pat. No. 10,091,756

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION OF WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless relay device comprising:a communication circuit that receives, from at least one external mobile electronic device, a location information message including GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device and information on a time at which the location of the external mobile electronic device has been measured; and
a processor configured to determine that reliability of the received GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device, wherein the GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device is confirmed if the GPS measured location information of the external mobile electronic device satisfies at least one defined criterion, and if the reliability is confirmed, approximates location information of the wireless relay device by using the GPS measured location information with confirmed reliability, of the external mobile electronic device,
wherein the at least one criterion involves a predetermined time for a GPS measurement, wherein the processor identifies whether the time that the location of the external mobile electronic device was measured is after the predetermined time based on the information on the time at which the location of the external mobile electronic device has been measured, and determines that the reliability is confirmed when the time that the location of the external mobile electronic device was measured is after the predetermined time; and
wherein the communication circuit transmits a beacon frame including a location information message, which includes the approximated location information of the wireless relay device, to a further external mobile electronic device located within a network area of the wireless relay device at predetermined intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,091,754

CORRECTING INTERFERENCE OF NON-LINE-OF-SIGHT SIGNALS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor, an initial location bound of a radio frequency (RF) receiver, the initial location bound enclosing a plurality of candidate locations of the RF receiver;
determining, by the processor, a respective set of feasible paths for an RF signal to reach from an RF transmitter to the RF receiver at each of the candidate locations, the set of feasible paths including different paths of the signal caused by the signal reflecting off different surfaces of physical objects, wherein determining the respective set of feasible paths includes:
constructing a respective tree data structure for each candidate location, each tree data structure representing a plurality of hypothetical paths for the signal to reach from a location of the RF transmitter to the candidate location of the RF receiver;performing a feasibility check on each hypothetical path represented in the tree data structure; anddesignating hypothetical paths that pass the feasibility check as the feasible paths;
determining that a difference between respective lengths of a first feasible path and a second feasible path is less than a threshold difference based on facet data representing one or more facets of one or more physical objects in an RF environment;
determining a shift correction for adjusting a timing of the signal, the shift correction including an amount of an additional time shift to be removed from the timing of the signal, the amount of the additional time shift being determined according to the difference in lengths of the first and second feasible paths; and
providing the shift correction to a navigation solver for determining a location of the RF receiver based on the timing of the signal and the shift correction for removing effects caused by the additional time shift.

US Pat. No. 10,091,746

SYNCHRONIZATION SOURCE DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONIZATION COVERAGE EXTENSION AND METHOD AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

17. A communication system, comprising:an Evolved Node B (eNB), transmitting a first synchronization signal;
a first synchronization source device, receiving the first synchronization signal from the eNB, and being assigned with a first timing indicator, wherein the first synchronization source device adjusts a time offset of a timing of transmission of a second synchronization signal according to the first timing indicator which is generated randomly by the eNB or the first synchronization source device, and transmits the first timing indicator as well as the second synchronization signal based on the adjusted timing of transmission of the second synchronization signal, wherein there is a specific phase difference between the first synchronization signal and the second synchronization signal;
a second synchronization source device, receiving the first synchronization signal from the eNB, and being assigned with a second timing indicator, wherein the second synchronization source device adjusts a timing of transmission of an another second synchronization signal according to the second timing indicator, and transmits the second timing indicator as well as the another second synchronization signal based on the adjusted timing of transmission of the another second synchronization signal, wherein a timing of the another second synchronization signal is corresponding to the timing of the first synchronization signal; and
a remote user equipment (UE), receiving the second synchronization signal, the another second synchronization signal, the first timing indicator and the second timing indicator, recovering the timing of transmission of the second synchronization signal according to the first timing indicator, recovering the timing of transmission of the another second synchronization signal according to the second timing indicator, and obtaining the timing of the first synchronization signal accordingly.

US Pat. No. 10,091,741

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE, AND PARAMETER TRANSMISSION METHOD

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

1. A method of power control for device-to-device communication, comprising:determining at least two terminals which are outside of coverage of a base station and interfere with the base station;
acquiring, by the base station, signal strength information of a measurement signal transmitted by each terminal of the at least two terminals when the measurement signal reaches the base station;
in response to a determination that respective power control parameters for each terminal of the at least two terminals are the same, configuring, by the base station, a first power control parameter corresponding to the respective power control parameters and transmitting, by the base station, the first power control parameter to a corresponding synchronous source terminal in the coverage of the base station, wherein the corresponding synchronous source terminal transmits the first power control parameter to each of the at least two terminals, such that each of the at least two terminals conduct power control using the first power control parameter; and
in response to a determination that a power control parameter for at least one terminal of the at least two terminals is different from respective power control parameters of the other terminals of the at least two terminals, configuring, by the base station, a second power control parameter corresponding to the power control parameter of the at least one terminal of the at least two terminals and transmitting, by the base station, the second power control parameter to the corresponding synchronous source terminal, wherein the corresponding synchronous source terminal transmits the second power control parameter to the at least one terminal of the at least two terminals and transmits the first power control parameter to the other terminals of the at least two terminals, such that the at least one terminal of the at least two terminals conducts power using the second power control parameter and the other terminals of the at least two terminals conduct power using the first power control parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,091,615

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOTIFYING USERS OF SIMILAR SEARCHES

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A computer-implemented method of facilitating awareness of similar searches performed by at least a first mobile communication device and a second mobile communication device operating within a network architecture, comprising:receiving into a data server of the network architecture a first search request through the first mobile communications device and a first similarity definition;
receiving into the data server a second search request through the second mobile communications device and a second similarity definition;
determining at the data server from the first search request and first similarity definition and the second search request and second similarity definition whether a current location of the first mobile communications device is similar to a current location of the second mobile communications device; and
where the location of the first mobile communication device is determined to be similar to the location of the second mobile communication device, generating a notification indicating the similarity.

US Pat. No. 10,091,538

AUTOMATED VIDEO CONTENT PROCESSING

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. An automated process executed by a data processing system to pre-package streaming video programs for delivery to multiple client devices via a network, the process comprising:receiving, at a packaging system, a request for a particular streaming video program to be delivered to a first client device from a content delivery network, wherein the request indicates a type of the first client device;
in response to the request, selecting program files of the particular streaming video program based upon the type of the first client device that is indicated in the request and obtaining the selected program files from an origin server;
encrypting the selected program files of the particular streaming video program obtained from the origin server using a cryptographic key;
delivering the encrypted program files to the content delivery network for delivery to the first client device; and
separately delivering the cryptographic key to a digital rights management service associated with the type of the first client device that is indicated in the request to thereby allow the first client device to obtain the cryptographic key via the digital rights management service and, after obtaining the cryptographic key via the digital rights management service, to decrypt the encrypted program files using the cryptographic key and thereby playback the particular streaming video program.

US Pat. No. 10,091,307

APPLICATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. An application management method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, an indication to turn off a display screen of the terminal, wherein an application is running in the terminal when the indication is received;
determining, by the terminal, whether the application needs to retain background data after the terminal enters a dormant state when the terminal turns off the display screen; and
suspending a timer associated with the application after the terminal enters the dormant state when the application does not need to retain the background data, wherein the timer is used to wake up the terminal when the application needs to retain background data after the terminal enters the dormant state.

US Pat. No. 10,091,285

DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION OVER A NETWORK

Conviva Inc., Foster Cit...

1. A system, including:one or more hardware processors configured to:
group a plurality of nodes into regions;
designate a first node in the plurality as a preferred node;
indicate to the preferred node a source of content, wherein the content is to be delivered from the indicated source to the preferred node using a preferred algorithm, and
wherein the preferred algorithm optimizes for robustness over efficiency;
assign the preferred node as a relay of information to a second node in the plurality of nodes, wherein the second node is designated as a common node; and
detect a failure of a first delivery coordinator manager and reassociate nodes associated with the failed delivery coordinator manager with a second delivery coordinator manager, wherein the second delivery coordinator manager is configured to reconstruct state information from heartbeats provided by nodes; and
a memory coupled to the one or more hardware processors and configured to provide the one or more hardware processors with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,091,266

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RENDERING DIGITAL CONTENT ACROSS MULTIPLE CLIENT DEVICES

Audio Pod Inc., Ottawa, ...

1. A method of rendering digital content across multiple client devices comprising:rendering on a first client device at least a portion of primary digital content;
determining on the first client device an identifier corresponding to the primary digital content, wherein the identifier identifies a descriptor of the primary content;
determining on the first client device a first position in the primary digital content;
transferring the identifier and the first position from the first client device to a second client device via a network accessible library;
downloading the descriptor from the network accessible library to the second client device by using the identifier;
rendering on the second client device at least a portion of secondary other digital content associated with the primary digital content by using the descriptor and the first position, wherein the secondary digital content is ancillary to the primary digital content, and wherein the secondary digital content is rendered on the second client device simultaneously and in synchronization with the rendering of the primary digital content on the first client device;
identifying a range of content surrounding the first position in the primary digital content as content to be retained;
releasing storage resources allocated to all content of the primary digital content that is not identified as content to be retained on the first client device;
identifying content in the secondary digital content that is related to the range of content surrounding the first position in the primary digital content as content to be retained; and
releasing storage resources allocated to all content of the secondary digital content that is not identified as content to be retained on the second client device.

US Pat. No. 10,091,236

METHODS APPARATUSES, AND STORAGE MEDIUMS FOR ACQUIRING LEGITIMATE INSTALLATION PACKAGES

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a terminal comprising a processor, characteristic information of a first installation package, the characteristic information uniquely identifying codes of the first installation package;
sending, by the terminal, the characteristic information to an authentication server, the characteristic information triggering the authentication server to feed back to the terminal a differential package corresponding to the characteristic information when the authentication server determines that the first installation package is an illegitimate installation package based on the characteristic information;
receiving, by the terminal, the differential package fed back by the authentication server, the differential package including a difference between the illegitimate installation package and a legitimate installation package corresponding to the illegitimate installation package; and
combining, by the terminal, the differential package with the first installation package to obtain the legitimate installation package;
acquiring characteristic information of a second installation package, when determining that the second installation package is an illegitimate installation package; and
sending reporting information to the authentication server, the reporting information triggering the authentication server to increment a number of times of reporting the second installation package corresponding to the characteristic information and to determine the second installation package corresponding to the characteristic information as an illegitimate installation package when the number of times of reporting is greater than a predetermined reporting threshold,
wherein the reporting information comprises the characteristic information, an identifier of the second installation package, and a download address of the second installation package, the download address triggering the authentication server to download the second installation package using the download address and generate a differential package using the downloaded second installation package and a legitimate installation package corresponding to the second installation package when determining the second installation package as an illegitimate installation package.

US Pat. No. 10,091,155

MESSAGE MANAGEMENT AND MESSAGE MODIFICATION APPLICATION

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving a message from a user device at a network controller;
processing, by the network controller, the message to identify message content;
identifying, by the network controller, a current event being hosted by a network server;
identifying, by the network controller, if the message content is related to a problem associated with the current event;
determining, by the network controller, if additional information that offers additional input is needed;
automatically obtaining, by the network controller, the additional information without receiving a direct request from a user, wherein the additional information is related to the user's characteristics and interests; and
determining, by the network controller, a message priority to assign to the message based on the message content, the additional input, and the current event by elevating the message priority to assign to the message if the message content is related to the problem associated with the current event and lowering the message priority to assign to the message, by the network controller, if the message content is not related to the problem associated with the current event;
wherein the message priority is assigned to the message; and
wherein the message is stored in a priority message queue associated with the assigned priority.

US Pat. No. 10,091,051

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESILIENT WIRELESS PACKET COMMUNICATIONS

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A method comprising:aggregating, by a physical layer protocol, a plurality of wireless network links, the plurality of wireless network links including a first wireless network link and one or more second wireless network links, the first wireless network link being used by a first data transmission device to communicate with a second data transmission device;
monitoring the first wireless network link, the monitoring occurring at a physical layer of the first data transmission device;
determining, at the physical layer of the first data transmission device, whether there is a failure condition with respect to the first wireless network link;
in response to the determining whether there is a failure condition, inserting information related to the failure condition into a header of one or more first wireless network packets sent from the first data transmission device over the first wireless network link to the second data transmission device, the information related to the failure condition including a receive status indicating a receive status of the first data transmission device of one or more second wireless network packets sent from the second data transmission device; and
when the header of the one or more first wireless network packets sent from the first data transmission device over the first wireless network link to the second data transmission device indicates a receive failure by the first data transmission device, shifting the second data transmission device from the first wireless network link to the one or more second wireless network links.

US Pat. No. 10,091,024

RADIOCOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A RAILWAY SIGNALLING SYSTEM OF THE CBTC TYPE

ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLO...

1. A radiocommunication infrastructure for a railway signaling system of a communication-based train control type, allowing a communication between a ground computer and an onboard computer located on-board a train circulating on a track, the track being subdivided into sections, the radiocommunication infrastructure achieving redundancy of the communication between the ground computer and the onboard computer, by establishing a first communication along a first path and a second communication along a second path, the radiocommunication infrastructure including:a communication network;
a first plurality of access points and a second plurality of access points, the access points being positioned along the track, the first and the second pluralities of access points being respectively subdivided into first and second groups of access points, each group of access points forming a local communication network, a first group of access points and a second group of access points being associated with each section of the track and being connected to the communication network;
a first modem dedicated to establishing a first wireless link with access points of the first plurality of access points, and a second modem dedicated to establishing a second wireless link with access points of the second plurality of access points, the first and second modems being located onboard the train; wherein the communication network is of a MPLS type and has a topology forming a ring, the communication network including a plurality of pairs of local switches, each pair of local switches being associated with a section of the track and including a first local switch dedicated to the communication with the first group of access points associated with said section and a second local switch dedicated to the communication with the second groups of access points associated with said section; and first and second central switches, the local and central switches being connected in series with each other, the ground computer being connected to the first and second central switches,and wherein each switch realizes a service for defining paths, a service for detecting a failure, and a service for reconfiguration, the service for defining paths being used to define predefining communication paths between two switches of each doublet of switches consisting of a central switch and a local switch, so that a predefining communication path between the first central switch and the first local switch of a pair of local switches and a predefining communication path between the second central switch and the second local switch of said pair of local switches are carried out along separate portions of the ring formed by the communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,091,017

PERSONALIZED HOME AUTOMATION CONTROL BASED ON INDIVIDUALIZED PROFILING

EchoStar Technologies Int...

1. A method for personalized home automation control based at least in part on individualized protocol, the method comprising:receiving, by a control system, first sensor data from a set of one or more sensors in operative communication with the control system;
determining, by the control system, a particularized pattern of activity attributed to a user profile based at least in part on analyzing the first sensor data to correlate detected actions of an individual with corresponding locations, corresponding times, and corresponding device operations specified by the user profile;
receiving, by the control system, second sensor data from at least one sensor of the set of one or more sensors, wherein the second sensor data is indicative of an unidentified individual that is sensed by the at least one sensor;
accessing a set of one or more identification rules specified by a protocol record stored by the control system, the set of one or more identification rules comprising criteria for identifying sensed individuals;
analyzing, by the control system, the second sensor data and/or identification information from another data source to identify the unidentified individual as corresponding to the user profile based at least in part on the criteria for identifying sensed individuals;
responsive to identifying the unidentified individual as corresponding to the user profile, determining, by the control system, a home automation rule based at least in part on i) the second sensor data, ii) a first location of the identified individual, and iii) the particularized pattern attributed to the identified individual, wherein the home automation rule comprises an anticipation of an operational setting of a home automation device based at least in part on movement of the identified individual and the particularized pattern; and
instructing, by the control system, the home automation device based at least in part on the determined home automation rule via a home automation network.

US Pat. No. 10,090,971

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASYNCHRONOUS RE-MODULATION WITH ADAPTIVE I/Q ADJUSTMENT

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A signal receiving system comprising:a downstream demodulator configured to demodulate a first transitory signal and provide error data of the first transitory signal, the first transitory signal being generated from a first quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signal received from a transmitter that used a transmitter oscillator to generate the first QAM signal;
an algorithm configured to calculate gain error information and quadrature error information based on the error data of the first transitory signal;
an I/Q signal adjuster; and
a telemetry transmitter configured to transmit the gain error information and the quadrature error information to the I/Q signal adjuster, the I/Q signal adjuster being configured to adaptively adjust a gain of a future in-phase (“I”) signal or a future quadrature (“Q”) signal based on the gain error information and to adaptively adjust a quadrature imbalance of the future I signal or the future Q signal based on the quadrature error information to increase a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of a future transitory signal, the future transitory signal being based on the future I signal and the future Q signal as adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,090,907

ANTENNA SWITCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. An antenna switching system, comprising:a radio-frequency transceiver circuit;
a primary antenna connected to the radio-frequency transceiver circuit;
a switch circuit; and
a parasitic antenna connected to the radio-frequency transceiver circuit through the switch circuit;
wherein, the switch circuit is configured to:
connect, in response to receiving a switching instruction from a modem of a mobile terminal, the parasitic antenna specified by the switching instruction, for the parasitic antenna to communicate a second radio-frequency signal on a second channel at a same time that the primary antenna is communicating a first radio-frequency signal on a first channel, wherein a frequency band of the second radio-frequency signal is different from the frequency band of the first radio-frequency signal, and wherein the switching instruction indicates a requirement that the second channel be aggregated with the first channel; and
cut off, in response to receiving a primary antenna transceiver instruction from the modem indicating that the parasitic antenna is not being used to communicate the second radio-frequency signal, a connection between the parasitic antenna and the radio-frequency transceiver circuit, and ground the parasitic antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,090,879

RECEIVER FOR USE IN AN ULTRA-WIDEBAND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Decawave, Ltd., Dublin (...

1. A method for use in an ultra-wideband (UWB) communication system in which multi-symbol packets are transmitted via a transmission channel and received via an UWB receiver, the method comprising the steps of:[1] in the receiver, developing an estimate comprising a first set of coefficients of a channel impulse response (CIR) of said transmission channel;
[2] in the receiver, selecting a second set of said coefficients comprising a noise region preceding a leading edge of said CIR;
[3] in the receiver, calculating a first statistic as a function of said first and second sets of coefficients;
[4] in the receiver, calculating a first path threshold as a function of said first statistic;
[5] in the receiver, selecting a first window within said first set of coefficients surrounding a first one of said first set of coefficients having a value above said first path threshold;
[6] in the receiver, developing a peak of a selected shape as a function of a selected set of the coefficients comprising said first window of coefficients; and
[7] in the receiver, selecting as a first path an x-value in said stream of said coefficients corresponding to said peak.

US Pat. No. 10,090,771

SWITCHING MODE POWER AMPLIFIER WITH LOAD ISOLATION

Sparton Corporation, Sch...

1. A switching mode power amplifier device for delivering power to a load, the switching mode power amplifier device comprising:a first pair of semiconductor switches comprising first and second semiconductor switches each configured to receive a modulated input signal from a modulating circuit, the modulated input signal being comprised of a time-varying analog input signal and a carrier signal having a carrier frequency, the modulated input signal having modulated positive and negative voltage signals respectively corresponding to positive and negative components of the time-varying analog input signal, the time-varying analog input signal changing between the positive and negative components at a zero-voltage crossing of the time-varying analog input signal, wherein a switching rate of the first and second semiconductor switches equals or exceeds the carrier frequency of the modulated input signal;
first and second transformers respectively connected to the first and second semiconductor switches, and respectively receiving the modulated positive and negative voltage signals from the first and second semiconductor switches, the first and second transformers being configured to store energy from the modulated input signal;
a second pair of semiconductor switches comprising third and fourth semiconductor switches that are electrically connected between a respective one of the first and second transformers and the load, wherein a switching state of the third and fourth semiconductor switches changes in response to an output signal indicative of the zero-voltage crossing of the time-varying analog input signal, and wherein a closed/conducting switching state of the third and fourth semiconductor switches transfers the energy stored in the first and second transformers to the load, such that the load is isolated from a switching function of the first pair of semiconductor switches;
a first diode positioned in series between the first transformer and the third semiconductor switch;
a second diode positioned in series between the second transformer and the fourth semiconductor switch; and
a zero-crossing detection (ZCD) circuit in communication with the second pair of semiconductor switches, the ZCD circuit being operable for detecting the zero-voltage crossing of the time-varying analog input signal and for transmitting the output signal indicative of the detected zero-voltage crossing to the third or fourth semiconductor switches.

US Pat. No. 10,090,671

SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION FOR DATA INTERFACE CHARGING

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

12. A power converter, comprising:an output capacitor having an output node for storing a power supply voltage;
a power bus switch transistor coupled between the output node and a power bus terminal for a power bus, the power bus being contained within a data cable for charging a device; and
a controller configured to softly switch on the power bus switch transistor at a beginning of a soft-start period responsive to a detection that the device has connected to the data cable for receiving power over the power bus, wherein the power bus switch transistor has a greater resistance when softly switched on than when fully switched on, the controller further configured to switch off the power bus switch transistor during the soft-start period responsive to a determination that the power supply voltage has dropped below a short circuit threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,090,605

ACTIVE PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH HIERARCHICAL MODULARIZED ARCHITECTURE

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. An active phased array antenna system with hierarchical modularized architecture, comprising:an array antenna, including a plurality of antenna units, number of which is N and which are arranged in array form; and
a beamforming circuit, for receiving a plurality of input signals and a plurality of phase control signals, comprising: a hierarchical circuit structure based on phase shifters, for outputting a plurality of output signals based on the input signals, according to phase values corresponding to the phase control signals and combinations of the phase values, wherein the output signals are respectively coupled to the antenna units so as to generate a radiation pattern, and number of the phase control signals is T, T

US Pat. No. 10,090,570

WAVEGUIDE BEND ASSEMBLY HAVING WAVEGUIDE FLANGES WITH CAVITY PORTIONS THEREIN FOR ATTACHING THE WAVEGUIDE BEND TO STRAIGHT WAVEGUIDES

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A waveguide, comprising:a waveguide bend portion including a first bend-portion open end and a second bend-portion open end;
a first attachable flange coupled to the waveguide bend portion at the first bend-portion open end, the first attachable flange including a first flange open portion aligned with the first bend-portion open end, the first attachable flange further including at least one first flange attachment point configured to be mechanically fastened by at least one first fastener to a first waveguide straight portion, the first waveguide straight portion having a first straight-portion open end, the first flange open portion including a first cavity portion configured to receive at least a portion of the first straight portion and to align the first straight portion at the first straight-portion open end with the first flange open end, the first waveguide straight portion including at least one first longitudinal feature disposed on a first surface of the first waveguide straight portion, the at least one first longitudinal feature including at least one first straight-portion attachment point, the first attachable flange including at least one second cavity portion configured to receive a portion of the at least one first longitudinal feature, the at least one first fastener configured to cooperate with the at least one first straight-portion attachment point to mechanically fasten the first waveguide straight portion to the first attachable flange; and
a second attachable flange coupled to the waveguide bend portion at the second bend-portion open end, the second attachable flange including a second flange open portion aligned with the second bend-portion open end, the second attachable flange further including at least one second flange attachment point configured to be mechanically fastened by at least one second fastener to a second waveguide straight portion, the second waveguide straight portion having a second straight-portion open end, the second flange open portion including a third cavity portion configured to receive at least a portion of the second straight portion and to align the second straight portion at the second straight-portion open end with the second flange open end, the second waveguide straight portion including at least one second longitudinal feature disposed on a second surface of the second waveguide straight portion, the at least one second longitudinal feature including at least one second straight-portion attachment point, the second attachable flange including at least one fourth cavity portion configured to receive a portion of the at least one second longitudinal feature, the at least one second fastener configured to cooperate with the at least one second straight-portion attachment point to mechanically fasten the second waveguide straight portion to the second attachable flange.

US Pat. No. 10,090,298

INTEGRATED PACKAGING STRUCTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO.,...

1. An integrated packaging structure, comprising:an integrated circuit (IC) unit, comprising:
a main body, having a first source region, a second source region, a first gate region, a second gate region, a first setting region, and a second setting region, which are separated from each other;
a first metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) die, located on the first setting region, having a first upper layer, and comprising:
at least one first source electrode pad, exposed through the first upper layer; and
two first gate electrode pads, spaced apart from the at least one first source electrode pad, and exposed through the first upper layer;
a second MOSFET die, located on the second setting region, having a second upper layer, and comprising:
at least one second source electrode pad, exposed through the second upper layer; and
two second gate electrode pads, spaced apart from the at least one second source electrode pad, and exposed through the second upper layer;
at least one first source connection element, connected to the at least one first source electrode pad and the first source region;
at least one second source connection element, connected to the at least one second source electrode pad and the second source region;
at least one first gate connection element, connected to the two first gate electrode pads and the first gate region; and
at least one second gate connection element, connected to the two second gate electrode pads and the second gate region; and
a packaging body, at least partially covering the IC unit;
wherein the first MOSFET die and the second MOSFET die are super junction MOSFET dies;
wherein the first source region includes at least one first source pin, the second source region includes at least one second source pin, the first gate region includes at least one first gate pin, the second gate region includes at least one second gate pin, and the at least one first gate pin, the at least one first source pin, the at least one second source pin, and the at least one second gate pin are arranged along a direction in a serial;
wherein the first gate electrode pads are arranged at corresponding corners of the first MOSFET die and the second electrode pads are arranged at corresponding corners of the second MOSFET die.

US Pat. No. 10,090,250

MEMORY STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. A memory structure, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of stacks disposed on the substrate, the stacks separated from each other by a plurality of first trenches, the stacks comprising alternately arranged first stacks and second stacks, wherein each of the stacks comprises alternately stacked conductive strips and insulating strips;
a plurality of memory layers partially disposed in the first trenches, the memory layers extending onto the stacks in a conformal manner;
a plurality of channel layers disposed on the memory layers in a conformal manner; and
a plurality of pad layers at least disposed on the channel layers at portions of the channel layers that are horizontally extending above the first stacks;
wherein the channel layers at two sides of one of the stacks are offset in an extending direction of the stacks by a distance.

US Pat. No. 10,090,232

BUMPLESS FAN-OUT CHIP STACKING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. A bumpless fan-out chip stacking structure comprising:a substrate;
at least one first die, disposed on the substrate;
a first dielectric layer, conformally covering on and contacts to the first die and the substrate;
a first redistribution layer (RDL), disposed on the first dielectric layer;
at least one first via plug, passing through the first dielectric layer and electrically connecting the first die to the first RDL;
a first capping layer, conformally covering on and contacting to the first RDL and the first dielectric layer;
at least one second die, attached on the first capping layer;
a second dielectric layer, conformally covering on and contacting to the second die and the first capping layer;
a second RDL, disposed on the second dielectric layer;
at least one second via plug, passing through the second dielectric layer and electrically connecting the second die to the second RDL;
a second capping layer, conformally covering on and contacting to the second RDL and the second dielectric layer;
a patterned conductive layer, disposed on the second capping layer; and
an interlayer connection structure, electrically connecting the patterned conductive layer to the first RDL and the second RDL respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,089,689

INTER-PRODUCT MATRIX

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A computer readable medium having stored therein instructions executable by a processor, wherein the instructions are executable to:display, on a graphical user interface, a list of tradeable objects offered at an exchange in a first plurality of product cells along a first axis;
display, on the graphical user interface, the list of tradeable objects in a second plurality of product cells along a second axis aligned orthogonal to the first axis;
display, on the graphical user interface, a first display grid including a plurality of product matrix cells, wherein the plurality of product matrix cells define a product matrix, wherein each product matrix cell corresponds to a different combination of the tradeable objects based on the tradeable objects along the first axis and the second axis;
receiving a selection of a product matrix cell of the plurality of product matrix cells from a user input device, wherein the selected product matrix cell corresponds to a combination of the tradeable objects in the product matrix and corresponds to a trading strategy specifying at least two legs of the selected product matrix cell;
receiving, by a synthetic manager, contract information related each of the at least two legs specified by the trading strategy;
in response to receiving the selection of the product matrix cell:
displaying, by the synthetic manager, on the graphical user interface, in relation to the selected product matrix cell, a first plurality of contracts based on the received contract information related to a first leg of the trading strategy in a first plurality of contract cells, wherein the first plurality of contract cells are displayed parallel to the first axis; and
displaying, by the synthetic manager, on the graphical user interface, in relation to the selected product matrix cell a second plurality of contracts based on the received contract information related to a second leg of the trading strategy in a second plurality of contract cells parallel to the second axis;
displaying, by the synthetic manager, on the graphical user interface a second display grid including a plurality of contract matrix cells in relation to the selected product matrix cell to define a contract matrix, wherein each contract matrix cell corresponds to a different combination of contracts based on the first plurality contracts and the second plurality of contracts along the first axis and the second axis;
receive a selection of a contract matrix cell of the plurality of contract matrix cells from the user input device in the contract matrix; and
in response to the selection of the contract matrix cell, generate an order related to a contract corresponding to the selected contract matrix cell in the contract matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,089,688

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MARKET INFORMATION AND ORDER PLACEMENT IN AN ELECTRONIC TRADING ENVIRONMENT

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A method comprising:displaying, by a computer device, a market parameter indicator at a designated location in a display region, wherein the market indicator is displayed along a value axis and wherein the designated location of the market parameter indicator corresponds to a current value of a market parameter associated with the market parameter indicator based on market data for a tradeable object;
displaying, by the computer device, a reference value level indicator at a location in the display region, wherein the location of the reference value level indicator is along the value axis and corresponds to a reference value level of the reference value level indicator; and
in response to receiving an update of market data indicating a new value for the market parameter, moving, by the computer device, the value axis to maintain the current value of the market parameter at the designated location in the display region, wherein, in response to moving the value axis, the designated location corresponds to the new value for the market parameter and the reference value level indicator is displayed along the value axis at a new location in the display region, wherein the new location of the reference value level indicator corresponds to the reference value level along the value axis.

US Pat. No. 10,089,673

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CREATING ELECTRONIC FORMS TO INCLUDE INTERNET LIST DATA

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:querying, via a server executing a form creating application, information provided by at least one network based on a search term;
receiving, by the form creating application, at least one web page as a result of the query;
extracting by the form creating application, at least one data table from the at least one web page, the at least one extracted data table comprising a plurality of individually selectable rows or a plurality of individually selectable columns;
including a column of the one or more individually selectable columns in the electronic form; and
when the selected column is selected to be copied into the electronic form, creating a form field in the electronic form and populating the form field as a drop down list containing the contents of the selected column via the form creating application.

US Pat. No. 10,089,645

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COUPON DISPENSING BASED ON MEDIA CONTENT VIEWING

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a set top box, a live stream of media content;
receiving, by the set top box, advertising information that identifies a type of product and a location where an electronic coupon is redeemable, the electronic coupon enabling purchase at a reduced price of the type of product;
receiving, by set top box, content information that identifies one or more segments of the media content in which the type of product is displayed;
receiving, by the set top box, information identifying a location of a user associated with the set top box;
determining, by the set top box, whether a distance between the location of the user and the location where the electronic coupon is redeemable is less than or equal to a predetermined distance;
outputting, by the set to box, a live viewing stream that is live streaming video from the set top box to a television;
executing software, by the set top box, that monitors the live viewing stream as compared to the received live stream;
outputting, by the set top box, to the television an electronic link to the electronic coupon whenever the type of product is displayed by the television based on the outputting of the live viewing stream using the content information identifying the one or more segments of the media content, if the distance between the location of the user and the location where the electronic coupon is redeemable is determined to be less than or equal to the predetermined distance and the software determines, by monitoring the live viewing stream as compared to the received live stream, that the live viewing stream is output from the set top box to the television within less than a threshold time after the live stream of media content is received by the set top box;
receiving, by the top box set, an input from a remote control of the set top box;
when the input from the remote control corresponds to a selection of the electronic link, sending, by the set top box, the electronic coupon to a mobile device linked to the set top box, the mobile device being different from the set top box; and
concluding, by set top box, the receiving of the media content without displaying the electronic link to the electronic coupon if the distance between the location of the user and the location where the electronic coupon is redeemable is not determined to be less than or equal to the predetermined distance and the software determines the live viewing stream is not output from the set top box within less than the threshold time after the live stream of media content is received by the set top box.

US Pat. No. 10,089,625

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TOKENIZING FINANCIAL INFORMATION

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an order, from a user device via a payment transaction service provider system comprising one or more computers, for one or more goods or services to be purchased from an online marketplace;
requesting, from the user device via the payment transaction service provider system, payment information, wherein the payment information comprises at least one payment instrument;
analyzing, via the payment transaction service provider system, a user device validated voice recording of a user transmitted from the user device;
validating, via the payment transaction service provider system, the user device validated voice recording by comparing the user device validated voice recording to a sample voice recording of the user, wherein the sample voice recording is accessed by the payment transaction service provider system;
communicating, via the payment transaction service provider system to the user device, an indication of payment authorization based on the validating of the user device validated voice recording, wherein the indication of payment authorization comprises an encrypted key or token that is indicative of an authentication of the user; and
communicating, via the payment transaction service provider system to a merchant server, a payment credential based on the validating of the user device validated voice recording, wherein the payment credential comprises the encrypted key or token, further wherein the merchant server is configured to authorize the order for the one or more goods or services based on the payment credential.

US Pat. No. 10,089,617

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CARD PRESENT TRANSACTIONS

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for securing card present electronic commerce transactions, the method comprising:receiving, by a merchant system comprising one or more computers, a request to conduct a card present transaction from a mobile communication device;
identifying, by the merchant system, the request as a card present transaction based on a comparison of a stored mobile device number or identifier, with a mobile device number or identifier associated with the mobile communication device;
receiving, by the merchant system, payment account and validation information from the mobile communication device, wherein the validation information is based at least in part on comparing a consumer mPIN (mobile personal identification number) value input by the user of the mobile communication device with a mPIN value stored on a secure element of the mobile communication device; and
communicating, by the merchant system, the request for the purchase transaction to an issuer system, wherein the request is for a card present electronic commerce transaction, and the validation information is transmitted to the issuer system for comparison with previously stored issuer information comprising a mPIN value stored during a consumer registration process or an activation of a payment application stored on the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,089,482

ENFORCEMENT MITIGATIONS FOR A PROTECTED FILE

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. A computer-implemented method for accessing a file on a computing device, the method comprising:receiving a request to access a payload of the file, the file comprising the payload in an encrypted format and metadata, the metadata comprising information related to one or more policies regarding one or more enforcement mitigations under which usable access to the payload is granted and mitigates security risks to the payload and which granting access to the payload via an enforcement mitigation is determined by the computing device independent of any third-party computing device, the metadata further comprising a set of operations in a set order that is associated with one or more extensible content transformation modules, the one or more extensible content transformation modules providing one or more extensible transformative capabilities that are used by a secure data format processor according to the set order to decode the encrypted payload into a user-accessible format;
using one or more components of the computing device to obtain situational data about the file that is relevant to the one or more policies;
applying at least one or more data of the situational data to the one or more policies to identify one or more enforcement mitigations that are available to be used to grant usable access to the payload; and
granting, via the computing device, usable access to the payload using at least one of the identified enforcement mitigations.

US Pat. No. 10,089,411

METHOD AND APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR COMPUTING STRING SIMILARITY METRIC

NEUSTAR INC., McLean, VA...

1. A string similarity apparatus arranged to detect a malicious domain name, the string similarity apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the plurality of instructions to perform operations including:
receiving a uniform resource locator (URL) having a domain name character string;
comparing, using the processor, the received domain name character string to a first dataset of non-malicious domain names and a second dataset of malicious domain names, the first and second datasets having respective first dataset and second dataset domain name character strings;
deriving, using the processor, compute-distance string similarity values for the received domain name character string relative to the first dataset and the second dataset, the compute-distance string similarity values based on a computational cost of a distance, from each of the first dataset and the second dataset domain name character strings, of the received domain name character string due to an insertion of a character into or a deletion of a character from the middle of the received domain name character string, including the cost of shifting characters of the received domain name character string as a result of the insertion or deletion; and
detecting, using the processor, the received domain name character string as one of malicious and non-malicious based on the compute-distance string similarity values.

US Pat. No. 10,089,184

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RELIABLE NON-BLOCKING MESSAGING FOR MULTI-PROCESS APPLICATION REPLICATION

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A system, comprising:a primary application and one or more backup applications;
one or more system memory locations configured to store said primary application;
one or more central processing units (CPUs) operatively connected to computer system memory and configured to execute said primary application on a primary host with a host operating system;
one or more interceptors configured to intercept calls to the host operating system and configured to generate replication messages based on said intercepted calls;
a messaging layer for said primary application configured to transmit said replication messages to the one or more backup applications;
one or more backup hosts each comprised of: one or more system memory locations configured to store the one or more backup applications, one or more central processing units operatively connected to computer system memory and configured to execute the one or more backups applications on a host operating system;
one or more additional interceptors configured to intercept calls to said one or more backup host operating systems; and
an additional messaging layer for each of the one or more backup applications configured to receive said replication messages,
wherein an Input/Output (I/O) operation on the primary includes the result of the I/O operation and application state-changes in the corresponding replication message's data-block; and the one or more backup applications suppress the I/O operation and use said data-block to adjusts internal state based on the internal state received from the primary application and to return the result generated by the primary application; and
wherein a process or thread operation on the primary includes a process identifier and a thread identifier in the replication message; and the one or more backup applications repeat the process and thread operations corresponding to the replication message, and maintain a map between process identifiers and thread identifiers for the primary application and the one or more backup applications.

US Pat. No. 10,089,141

CLOUD THREAD SYNCHRONIZATION

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a local machine service of a first computing machine comprising at least one processor, at least one memory, a bus for internal communication on the first computing machine and at least one communication device for external communication of the first computing machine to an external network system, a signal from a thread of a first process executing on the first computing machine that has access to data on a network service of the network system;
determining, by the local machine service, whether one or more second processes are waiting for the signal to access the data;
transmitting, from the local machine service of the first computing machine, the signal to the at least one of the second processes where there are one or more waiting second processes executing on the first computing machine;
transmitting, from the local machine service of the first computing machine, the signal to the network system when the local machine service determines no processes are waiting locally on the first computing machine;
receiving the signal from the local machine service of the first computing machine;
determining whether one or more processes are waiting for the signal to access the data on a second computing machine; and
transmitting, from the network system, the signal to one of the one or more processes waiting on the second computing machine to execute a thread of the one or more processes using the data on the network service.

US Pat. No. 10,089,137

AUTOMATIC DETERMINATION OF A VIRTUAL MACHINE'S DEPENDENCIES ON STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting a request from a physical host device to monitor at least one virtual machine among a plurality of virtual machines currently operating in a virtual communication system;
receiving present operating activity results regarding the plurality of virtual machines responsive to the transmitted request;
monitoring the at least one virtual machine for a predetermined period of time to identify a specific interaction level of memory access operations performed during the predetermined period of time and during an interaction between the at least one virtual machine and a virtual storage application used to store data via the at least one virtual machine;
intercepting network traffic signals associated with the at least one virtual machine during the memory access operations; and
wherein the present operating activity results comprises a particular host communicating with one or more of the plurality of virtual machines and transferring a type of connection established with the plurality of virtual machines, a duration of the connection, a number of packets transferred, an origination source address, and a storage destination address.

US Pat. No. 10,088,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A VALID TOUCH EVENT ON A TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:when an individual pressure of a current touch event received on a touch interface is less than a threshold pressure, proceeding to a next touch event as the current touch event if any remain; and
when the individual pressure of the current touch event is greater than the threshold pressure, accepting all remaining touch events starting with the current touch event as part of a combined touch event.

US Pat. No. 10,088,947

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CHARACTERIZING FORCE INPUTS ON A SURFACE

Sensel Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A system comprising:a substrate;
a resistive touch sensor arranged across the substrate and comprising an array of sense electrode and drive electrode pairs;
a force-sensing layer arranged over the resistive touch sensor opposite the substrate and comprising a force-sensitive material exhibiting variations in local bulk resistance responsive to local variations in applied force;
a first shield electrode coupled to the force-sensing layer, extending across a first region of the force-sensing layer, and electrically coupled to the substrate; and
a controller coupled to the substrate and configured to:
during a first resistance scan cycle in a first sampling period:
drive the first shield electrode to a virtual reference potential; and
read resistance values across sense electrode and drive electrode pairs in the resistive touch sensor; and
during a first processing cycle succeeding the first resistance scan cycle within the first sampling period:
release the first shield electrode from the virtual reference potential; and
transform resistance values read from sense electrode and drive electrode pairs in the force-sensing layer into a force touch image, the force touch image representing locations and force magnitudes of objects applied over the force-sensing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,088,934

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY PANEL

SHANGHAI AVIC OPTO ELECTR...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a plurality of common electrodes insulated from each other; and
a plurality of signal lines comprising a first signal line and a second signal line, wherein the first and second signal lines are separate and distinct;
wherein the first and second signal lines are electrically connected with a driving chip;
wherein the first signal line is electrically connected with only one of the plurality of common electrodes and is insulated from all others of the plurality of common electrodes, and
wherein the second signal line is electrically connected with only another one of the plurality of common electrodes and is insulated from all others of the plurality of common electrodes;
wherein a first one of the plurality of common electrodes insulated from the first signal line has a first slit in a part facing the first signal line;
wherein a second one of the plurality of common electrodes insulated from the second signal line has a second slit in a part facing the second signal line,
wherein a distance between the driver chip and the common electrode electrically connected with the first signal line is greater than a distance between the driver chip and the common electrode electrically connected with the second signal line;
wherein a first deviation is formed between a width bisector of a projection of the first signal line in a plane of the plurality of common electrodes and a width bisector of the first slit; and
wherein a second deviation is formed between a width bisector of a projection of the second signal line in the plane of the plurality of common electrodes and a width bisector of the second slit, wherein the first deviation is smaller than the second deviation.

US Pat. No. 10,088,715

IN-CELL TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. An in-cell touch display panel having a display area and a non-display area, wherein the in-cell touch display panel comprises:a first substrate;
a plurality of data lines disposed on the first substrate along a first direction;
a plurality of gate lines disposed along a second direction, wherein an angle is included between the first direction and the second direction;
a plurality of touch sensing lines disposed on the first substrate, wherein an insulation layer is disposed between the data lines and the gate lines;
a plurality of pixel regions disposed in areas of the display area enclosed by the gate lines that are intersected with the data lines, wherein each of the pixel regions comprises a pixel structure, and each of the pixel structures comprises a pixel electrode;
a common electrode that is disposed in the display area and comprises a plurality of touch electrodes, wherein each of the touch electrodes corresponds to more than one of the pixel electrodes, and each of the pixel electrodes corresponds to a sub-common electrode which is a portion of the touch electrode;
a thin film transistor disposed in one of the pixel structures, wherein the thin film transistor comprises a gate, a source, a drain, and a semiconductor layer;
a second substrate, wherein a liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of display pads and a plurality of touch pads, wherein the display pads and the touch pads are disposed in the non-display area,
wherein the data lines and the sub-common electrodes are disposed on the insulation layer, and the pixel electrodes are disposed above the sub-common electrodes and are spatially insulated from the sub-common electrodes; and
a plurality of metal connection structures, wherein each of the metal connection structures is electrically connected to two adjacent ones of the sub-common electrodes along the second direction, and the metal connection structures and the data lines are formed by different metal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,088,604

TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE FOR OPTICAL ELEMENTS, POLARIZER PLATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE USING SAID SUBSTRATE, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT

NEC LIGHTING, LTD., Toky...

1. A transparent substrate for optical elements, comprising:a transparent resin film;
an inorganic layer laminated on and directly contacting the transparent resin film;
a hydrophilic layer laminated on and directly contacting the inorganic layer; and
a hydrophobic layer laminated on and directly contacting the hydrophilic layer, wherein the hydrophobic layer has a higher hydrophobicity than the hydrophilic layer,
wherein the inorganic layer comprises a lower layer, an intermediate layer and an upper layer from a side of the resin film, and a refractive index is increased in the order of the upper layer, the lower layer and the intermediate layer, and
wherein the hydrophilic layer essentially consists of any one or two or more species selected from an acrylic resin, a polyamide resin and a polyester resin.

US Pat. No. 10,088,453

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DETECTING DEFECT OF STEEL PLATE

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A defect detection apparatus for a steel plate comprising:a magnetized portion generating magnetic flux to magnetize the steel plate through first and second magnetization poles; and
a leakage flux detection unit detecting a density of leakage flux leaking when the generated magnetic flux passes through a defect;
wherein the leakage flux detection unit includes:
a first leakage flux detection unit disposed to be spaced apart from a central position below and between the first and second magnetization poles in a driving direction of the steel plate or in a direction opposite to the driving direction, and disposed in a position in which a first surface of the steel plate, opposing a second surface of the steel plate above which the magnetized portion is provided, is provided, between the first and second surfaces of the steel plate; and
a second leakage flux detection unit disposed below at least one of the first magnetization pole or the second magnetization pole, and disposed in a position of the second surface of the steel plate in which the magnetized portion is provided, between the first and second surfaces of the steel plate,
wherein the first leakage flux detection unit is disposed in a position in which an absolute value of a differential value of a magnetic flux component in a direction perpendicular to the steel plate with respect to the driving direction of the steel plate is the greatest, in the magnetic flux generated by the magnetized portion.

US Pat. No. 10,088,328

NAVIGATION APPLICATION PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL NAVIGATION INFORMATION

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method comprising:providing at least one navigation instruction to a navigation device via a navigation application;
detecting the at least one instruction via a detection application;
obtaining an image of a physical object;
performing a holo-acoustic object manipulation of the physical object; and
providing a visual display of the holo-acoustic manipulation as an additional navigation instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,088,302

IMAGE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image measurement device comprising:a stage where a workpiece is to be placed;
a light projection section for radiating detection light on the workpiece on the stage;
an imaging section for receiving the detection light from the workpiece, and for generating a workpiece image;
a probe that is provided in a manner capable of being arranged in an imaging field of view of the imaging section;
a horizontal drive section for causing the probe to contact a side surface of the workpiece that is placed on the stage, by moving the stage and the probe relative to each other in a direction parallel to an upper surface of the stage;
a display section for displaying, at a time of measurement setting, a model image for setting that is generated based on design data of the workpiece or image data obtained by capturing an image of the workpiece by the imaging section;
a contact position designation section for receiving, in the model image that is displayed by the display section, designation of pieces of contact target position information indicating a plurality of contact target positions on the side surface of the workpiece where the probe should contact;
a characteristic amount information setting section for setting characteristic amount information that is set based on the model image and that is for identifying a position and an attitude of the workpiece from the workpiece image captured by the imaging section at a time of measurement execution;
a measurement setting information storage section for storing the pieces of contact target position information and the characteristic amount information; and
a measurement control section for identifying, at the time of measurement execution, the position and the attitude of the workpiece from the workpiece image captured and obtained by the imaging section, by using the characteristic amount information stored in the measurement setting information storage section, for identifying the plurality of contact target positions on the side surface of the workpiece where the probe should contact, based on the identified position and the identified attitude of the workpiece, and for controlling the horizontal drive section so that the probe sequentially moves to the plurality of contact target positions identified.

US Pat. No. 10,088,301

IMAGE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image measurement device comprising:a stage where a workpiece is to be placed;
a light projection section for radiating detection light on the workpiece on the stage;
an imaging section for receiving the detection light from the workpiece, and for generating a workpiece image;
a probe that is provided in a manner capable of being arranged in an imaging field of view of the imaging section;
a horizontal drive section for causing the probe to contact a side surface of the workpiece that is placed on the stage, by moving the stage and the probe relative to each other in a direction parallel to an upper surface of the stage;
a display section for displaying, at a time of measurement setting, a model image for setting that is generated based on design data of the workpiece or image data obtained by capturing an image of the workpiece by the imaging section;
an input receiving section for receiving designation of a measurement element for which measurement is to be performed by the probe, in the model image that is displayed by the display section;
a storage section storing, in advance, an arrangement rule defining a relationship between a shape type or a size of a measurement element that can be designated by the input receiving section and arranged positions of contact target positions of the probe; and
a measurement control section for identifying, at a time of measurement execution, contact target positions of the probe, based on a position of the measurement element designated by the input receiving section, a shape type or a size of the measurement element, and the arrangement rule that is stored in the storage section, and for controlling the horizontal drive section so that the probe sequentially moves to the plurality of contact target positions identified.

US Pat. No. 10,088,235

COMPONENT MADE OF A FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONTAINING WOUND LAYERS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE COMPONENT

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A component made of a fiber composite material, comprising:at least three wound layers made of a fiber material being disposed one over the other, each of said wound layers having at least one winding, wherein for each of said wound layers having windings all of said windings of said wound layer having a same winding angle and are at a distance from each other at least in some sections to form intermediate spaces between said windings wherein there are interleaved windings of other wound layers, all of said windings of at least two of said wound layers have a same first winding angle and all of said windings of at least one of said wound layers, disposed between said at least two wound layers having said windings with said same first winding angle, have a second winding angle, wherein a magnitude of said second winding angle is different from a magnitude of said first winding angle, and wherein at least one of said windings having said second winding angle intersects with at least one of said windings having said first winding angle, wherein at least one of said windings of at least one of said wound layers at least in some said sections engages in at least one said intermediate space of said wound layer disposed below and/or above said one wound layer; and wherein in each of said wound layers containing said windings, a ratio of a sum of areas of said intermediate spaces between said windings in said wound layer to a total area of said wound layer is 0.05000 to 0.99999.

US Pat. No. 10,088,141

LIGHT ASSEMBLY FOR PRODUCING SCENOGRAPHIC EFFECTS

CLAY PAKY S.P.A., Seriat...

1. A light assembly for producing scenographic effects comprising:at least one movable member (2);
at least one electric motor (4; 104) coupled to the at least one movable member (2);
at least one driving circuit (5; 105), configured to drive the at least one electric motor (4; 104), and having a driving outlet (12; 112) connected to the electric motor (4; 104);
a driving inlet (11) connected to the driving circuit (5; 105) for providing electric power and comprising a first driving terminal (11a) and a second driving terminal (11b); and
a supply inlet (6) configured to receive electric power from an electric power supply (8); and
a braking system (7; 207) configured to restrain unwanted movements of the movable member (2), and comprising a switch (10; 210) having a first switching terminal and a second switching terminal (10b, 10c; 210a, 210b) respectively connected to the first driving terminal and to the second driving terminal (11a, 11b);wherein the switch (10; 210) is configured to switch between a first operating configuration, in which the first switching terminal (10b; 210b) and the second switching terminal (10c; 210a) are disconnected; and a second operating configuration, in which the first switching terminal (10b; 210a) and the second switching terminal (10c; 210b) are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,088,125

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR OPTICALLY WIDENED PERCEPTION

CoeLux S.r.l., Como (IT)...

1. An illumination system for providing an optically widened perception, the illumination system comprising:a reflector unit configured to homogenously emit diffuse light at a first color, the reflector unit comprising a reflective surface and a luminous layer, the luminous layer extending in front of the reflective surface and comprising a visible front area section that extends up to a first boundary and through which the diffuse light is emitted;
a light projector configured to generate a light beam adapted in size for comprehensively illuminating the visible front area section such that at least a portion of the light beam passes through the luminous layer before and after being reflected by the reflective surface, thereby forming an illuminating light beam at a second color associated with a direct light correlated color temperature, and wherein the first color and the second color are separated in color space; and
a frame element positioned in a frame-like area next to and surrounding the visible front area section to form a frame area section that extends outside of the visible front area section and at least partly along the first boundary,
wherein the frame element is configured to reduce a contribution of the light portion of the light beam incident onto the frame area section to the illuminating light beam such that light of the light beam incident onto the frame area section is removed from the illumination system thereby configuring the illumination system such that a perceivable light emission from the frame-like area is independent from the light beam of the light projector.

US Pat. No. 10,088,035

SLIDE-STEP TYPE ELECTRONIC GEAR SHIFT APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An electronic gear shift apparatus comprising:a housing;
an up switch installed in a space portion formed by opening an upper side of the housing;
a down switch installed in the space portion formed by opening the upper side of the housing, and spaced apart from the up switch so as to face the up switch;
a touchpad installed below the up switch and the down switch; and
a gear shift stage display device installed on a surface of the housing, and displaying a position of a gear shift stage,
wherein when the up switch is pushed upward or the down switch is pushed downward in a state in which a finger is in contact with the touchpad, the gear shift stage is changed in a direction of an upper gear shift stage or a lower gear shift stage of the gear shift stage display device,
wherein the up switch comprises a slide switch operating such that a switching signal of the up switch is generated when the up switch is pushed upward once, and a knob of the up switch pushed upward automatically returns back, and the down switch comprises a slide switch operating such that a switching signal of the down switch is generated when the down switch is pushed downward once, and a knob of the down switch pushed downward automatically returns back.

US Pat. No. 10,087,661

VEHICLE PANEL HANDLE ASSEMBLY

U-SHIN ITALIA S.P.A., Pi...

1. A vehicle panel handle assembly comprising:a handle lever configured to rotate around a first rotation axis between a resting position wherein the panel is closed and an opening position wherein the panel is open;
a latch lever configured to enable a rotation with the handle lever for opening the panel when the handle lever rotates around the first rotation axis for reaching the opening position, the latch lever being configured for rotating around a second rotation axis;
a counterweight configured for preventing the unwilling rotation of the handle lever, the counterweight being capable of rotating around a third rotation axis between rest position wherein the latch lever is prevented from rotating due to the handle and counterweight mass balancing, and a unrest position wherein the latch lever is not prevented from rotating; and
an inertial mass intended to take a blocking position by cooperating with at least a part of the latch lever and a rest position by being taken away from the latch lever, the inertial mass being configured to rotate around a fourth rotation axis,
wherein the fourth rotation axis is mounted on the counterweight.

US Pat. No. 10,087,339

STRUCTURAL COLORANTS THAT DO NOT EXHIBIT IRIDESCENCE

The Sherwin-Williams Comp...

1. A substantially iridescence-free structural colorant comprising:a semi-continuous structure formed by multiple layers of a first synthetic polymer and air gaps interspersed between the layers of the first polymer, the semi-continuous structure having a center and at least two planes of symmetry through the center.

US Pat. No. 10,087,157

SEMI-SYNTHESIS PROCEDURES

Tetraphase Pharmaceutical...

1. A compound represented by Structural Formula I:
or a salt, solvate or combination thereof, wherein:
X is PF6?, AsF6? or HSiF6?;
Y is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, —(C1-C7)alkyl, carbocyclyl, —(C1-C4)alkylene-N(RA)(RB), —(C1-C4)alkylene-N(RF)—C(O)—[C(RD)(RE)]0-4—N(RA)(RB), —CH?N—ORA, —N(RA)(RB), —N(RF)—C(O)—[C(RD)(RE)]1-4—N(RA)(RB), —N(RF)—C(O)—N(RA)(RB), —N(RF)—C(O)—ORA, —N(RF)—C(O)—(C1-C6)alkyl, —N(RF)—C(O)-heterocyclyl, —N(RF)—C(O)-heteroaryl, —N(RF)—C(O)-carbocyclyl, —N(RF)—C(O)-aryl, —N(RF)—S(O)m—(C1-C4)alkylene-N(RA)(RB), —N(RF)—S(O)m—(C1-C4)alkylene-carbocyclyl, and —N(RF)—S(O)m—(C1-C4)alkylene-aryl wherein:
each RA and RB are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C7)alkyl, —O—(C1-C7)alkyl, —(C0-C6)alkylene-carbocyclyl, —(C0-C6)alkylene-aryl, —(C0-C6)alkylene-heterocyclyl, —(C0-C6)alkylene-heteroaryl, —(C1-C6)alkylene-O—(C1-C7)alkyl, —(C1-C6)alkylene-O-carbocyclyl, —(C1-C6)alkylene-O-aryl, —(C1-C6)alkylene-O-heterocyclyl, —(C1-C6)alkylene-O-heteroaryl, —S(O)m—(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C0-C4)alkylene-S(O)m-carbocyclyl, —(C0-C4)alkylene-S(O)m-aryl, —(C0-C4)alkylene-S(O)m-heterocyclyl and —(C0-C4)alkylene-S(O)m-heteroaryl; or
RA and RB taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound form a heterocyclyl or heteroaryl, wherein the heterocycle or heteroaryl optionally comprises 1 to 4 additional heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of N, S and O;
each RD and each RE is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, carbocyclyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl, or
RD and RE taken together with the carbon atom to which they are bound form a 3-7 membered carbocyclyl, or a 4-7 membered heterocyclyl, wherein the heterocyclyl formed by RD and RE optionally comprises one to two additional heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of N, S and O;
RF is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C7)alkyl, carbocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl; and
m is 0, 1 or 2, wherein:
each carbocyclyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl is optionally and independently substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —(C1-C4)alkyl, —OH, ?O, —O—(C1-C4)alkyl, —(C1-C4)alkylene-O—(C1-C4)alkyl, halo-substituted —(C1-C4)alkyl, halo-substituted —O—(C1-C4)alkyl, —C(O)—(C1-C4)alkyl, —C(O)-(fluoro-substituted-(C1-C4)alkyl), —S(O)m—(C1-C4)alkyl, —N(RG)(RG), and CN;
each alkyl in the group represented by RA, RB, RD and RE is optionally and independently substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —(C1-C4)alkyl, —OH, —O—(C1-C7)alkyl, —(C1-C4)alkylene-O—(C1-C4)alkyl, fluoro-substituted-(C1-C4)alkyl, —S(O)m—(C1-C4)alkyl, and —N(RG)(RG), wherein
each RG is hydrogen or (C1-C4)alkyl, wherein each alkyl in the group represented by RG is optionally and independently substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —(C1-C4)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, halo, —OH, —O—(C1-C4)alkyl, and (C1-C4)alkyl-O—(C1-C4)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,086,996

CONTAINER FOR RECEIVING MULTIPLE FLEXIBLE BAG ASSEMBLIES

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A container, comprising:a housing having a waste chamber configured to receive a waste disposal unit, the waste chamber comprising:
a top lid attached to the housing through a lid hinge;
an internal lid attached to the housing through the lid hinge, and which provides access to the waste chamber;
a first stationary support member adapted to receive a single-use bag of a flexible material attached to a frame, wherein the frame is releasably mounted to the housing and rotationally fixed with respect to the housing; and
a second stationary support member adapted to securely receive a cassette having a tubing of the flexible material packed therein; and
a rotatable member having a resilient opening through which a passage of the flexible material is provided, where in use the rotatable member twists a portion of the flexible material to seal the passage closed.

US Pat. No. 10,086,941

MULTIFUNCTIONAL POD FOR AN AIRCRAFT

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. Aircraft having a multifunctional pod which is releasably fastenable to the aircraft, comprising:at least two separate regions;
at least one first region of the at least two separate regions being provided for receiving fuel, wherein the first region for receiving fuel is arranged in a front region of the pod; and
at least one second region of the at least two separate regions comprising at least one receiving device for releasably attaching at least one additional load,
the additional load being configured to be releasably attachable to the at least one receiving device via a loading opening on the side of the pod facing away from the aircraft,
wherein a third region for receiving fuel is arranged in the rear region of the pod,
wherein the second region is arranged between the first region and the third region in a lengthwise direction of the pod, and wherein the multifunctional pod is releasable from the aircraft during flight, and
wherein the at least one first region and the third region, on the side of the pod facing the aircraft, extend into the at least one second region at least in part.

US Pat. No. 10,086,855

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR A RAILWAY VEHICLE, COMPRISING PROGRESSIVE MEANS FOR INDICATING INSTRUCTIONS

Alstom Transport Technolo...

1. A driving assistance device for a railway vehicle, comprising means for determining a target speed, wherein the driving assistance device includes:comparison means for comparing an instantaneous speed of the railway vehicle with an interval around the target speed, and
indicating means comprising a progressive display device for indicating driving instructions for a conductor of the railway vehicle, the driving instructions including instructions for modifying the instantaneous speed in order to bring it closer to the target speed, said progressive display device being configured to:
indicate an instruction to increase the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is below a first predefined value, the instruction to increase the instantaneous speed including an indicator with a variable value depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed,
indicate an instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is above a second predefined value, the instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed including an indicator with a variable value depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed, and
indicate an instruction to maintain the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is comprised between the first and second predefined values,and in that said progressive display device includes a display panel, able to display the driving instructions, or a head-up display device, able to display the driving instructions in a field of view of the driver,and wherein said progressive display device is configured to:display a first icon for an instruction to increase the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is below the first predefined value, the first icon for the instruction to increase the instantaneous speed comprising the variable value indicator, formed by an element with a variable height depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed, and
display a second icon for an instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is above the second predefined value, the second icon for the instruction to decrease the instantaneous speed comprising the variable value indicator, formed by an element with a variable height depending on the difference between the instantaneous speed and the target speed,wherein the interval surrounding the target speed is defined by the first and second predefined values, the second predefined value being superior to the first predefined value, and the processive display device for driving instructions is configured to:display the first icon for the instruction to increase the instantaneous speed when the instantaneous speed is below the interval,
display the second icon for the instantaneous speed reduction instruction when the instantaneous speed is above the interval, and
display an instantaneous speed maintenance instruction icon when the instantaneous speed is in the interval.

US Pat. No. 10,086,822

ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A method of managing a drive system of a hybrid vehicle including a thermal engine and an electrical machine with an energy storage means, the hybrid vehicle having information on the topology of an upcoming downgrade road section, the method comprising:predicting a power demand of the hybrid vehicle as a function at least of the slope of said upcoming downgrade road section; and
predicting an operating mode of the drive system, said operating mode being at least one selected from a group consisting of:
coasting descent,
descent assisted by the electrical machine alone, and
descent braked by recovery of energy,
wherein a level of energy in the energy storage means is adapted before arrival at the upcoming downgrade road section as a function of both predictions.

US Pat. No. 10,086,719

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR AN OVERHEAD CONTACT LINE

Alstom Transport Technolo...

1. A system for powering an overhead contact line, said overhead contact line including at least one contact wire comprising a plurality of conductive sections separated from each other by insulating sections, the system including a plurality of sub-stations for supplying electric power, each conductive section being connected, on a side of an upstream end of each conductive section, to an upstream sub-station via an upstream controlled switch and, on a side of a downstream end of each conductive section, to a downstream sub-station via a downstream controlled switch, each controlled switch being actuated by a corresponding control circuit,wherein the system further includes a detector associated with at least one of the plurality of conductive sections to be monitored and including a transmitter configured to apply a characteristic signal to an end from among the upstream end and the downstream end of said at least one of the plurality of conductive sections to be monitored and a receiver configured to receive the characteristic signal at the other end of said at least one of the plurality of conductive sections to be monitored, the receiver modifying a value of a state signal and applying it at least to a circuit for controlling an actuation of an opening of the downstream controlled switch and/or of the upstream controlled switch,
wherein the detector of an associated conductive section to be monitored includes an upstream transceiver coupled with the upstream end and a downstream transceiver coupled with the downstream end of said conductive section to be monitored,
the upstream transceiver including an upstream transmitter configured to apply a characteristic signal to the upstream end,
the downstream transceiver including a downstream transmitter configured to apply a characteristic signal to the downstream end,
the upstream transceiver including an upstream receiver configured to receive the characteristic signal of the downstream transceiver and to modify a value of an upstream state signal applied to an upstream control circuit for actuating the opening of the upstream controlled switch,
the downstream transceiver including a downstream receiver configured to receive the characteristic signal of the upstream transceiver and to modify a value of a downstream state signal applied to a downstream control circuit for actuating the opening of the downstream controlled switch,
and wherein the system further includes a controlled switch for circumventing a sub-station allowing, in a closed state, a connection together of two successive conductive sections, the state signal modified by at least one of the downstream transceiver and the upstream transceiver associated with a first conductive section being transmitted to a control circuit of a switch for connecting a second conductive section to another sub-station.

US Pat. No. 10,086,530

PROTECTION OF WOOD

Stora Enso Oyj, Helsinki...

1. A method of treating wood having a surface, comprising contacting the surface with at least one organic phosphonate salt of Formula III in a liquid phase in order to chemically modify the wood by chemical reaction between the organic phosphonate salt(s) and hydroxyl groups of the wood, wherein the organic phosphonate salts are of Formula IIIwherein R1 is a hydrogen radical or an alkyl or aryl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and R2 is a phosphonium ion substituted by one or more groups selected from the group of linear or branched alkyl radicals, said alkyl radicals having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or a mixture thereof, or an aryl radical having 4 to 24 carbon atoms said aryl radical optionally comprising at least one heteroatom selected from O, N and S, said alkyl and said aryl radical optionally being substituted with 1 to 10 substituents selected from hydroxyl, carboxy, halo, amino, and thio groups.

US Pat. No. 10,086,418

SHAPE-CORRECTING AND ROLLING METHOD AND SHAPE-CORRECTING DEVICE FOR HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A shape-correcting and rolling method for high-strength steel, comprising:performing a hot rolling to skin pass mill direct transfer process by transferring a hot-rolled coil to a pay-off reel;
unwinding a strip from the coil of the pay-off reel;
correcting a shape of the strip by using at least a pair of heat pipe rollers; and
rewinding the strip as a coil,
wherein each of the heat pipe rollers comprises
a plurality of first heat pipes extending in a length direction of the heat pipe roller from an end to a center region of the heat pipe roller and
a plurality of second heat pipes extending from an opposite end to the center region,
the plurality of first and the plurality of second heat pipes are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction of the heat pipe roller, and
the plurality of first and the plurality of second heat pipes overlap each other only in the center region in the length direction of the heat pipe roller.

US Pat. No. 10,086,395

DISPENSER

RPC Bramlage GmbH, Lohne...

1. A dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty masses, with a dispenser head that can move under exposure to a spring force for dispensing mass, a storage chamber and a pump chamber exhibiting an inlet valve and an outlet valve,wherein the dispenser head incorporates a dispenser opening,
wherein in order to seal and release the dispenser opening, a closure piston, that can be moved in a direction parallel to its longitudinal axis and that exhibits a distal end allocated to the dispenser opening and a proximal end, is situated in a mass space of the dispenser head,
wherein a receiving part has a connecting section that connects the pump chamber to the mass space further empties into the mass space between the distal and proximal end of the closure piston,
wherein said connecting section exhibits a central axis that runs at a right or acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the closure piston in a vertical section that is present during conventional usage of the dispenser,
wherein the outlet valve of the pump chamber is rigidly coupled with the dispenser head,
wherein a first movement of the dispenser head involves a release of the closure piston from the dispenser opening and moves the outlet valve into an open position,
wherein the pump piston is connected with the receiving part having the mass space that accommodates the closure piston therein,
wherein the connection between the pump piston and the receiving part is established by a pipe section, the pipe section being directly connected to the receiving part and directly connected to the pump piston, and
wherein the pump piston is arranged so that it can limitedly move relative to the receiving part.

US Pat. No. 10,086,162

PATIENT NASAL INTERFACE FOR USE WITH A NASAL AIRWAY PRESSURE SYSTEM

CareFusion 207, Inc., Sa...

1. A nasal airway pressure system, comprising:a generator head configured to receive air for delivery to a patient, the generator head comprising:
an internal surface that defines an internal cavity configured to allow airflow therethrough, and
an outer surface having a notch disposed between a lip and a convex external mount; and
a disposable patient nasal interface configured to couple to the generator head to provide airflow from the generator head to the patient, the disposable patient nasal interface comprising:
an internal surface that is configured to engage the outer surface of the generator head when the disposable patient nasal interface is coupled to the generator head, wherein the internal surface of the disposable patient nasal interface comprises a concave internal notch configured to receive the convex external mount of the generator head for coupling of the disposable patient nasal interface to the generator head.

US Pat. No. 10,086,153

BREATH ACTUATED NEBULIZER HAVING A PRESSURIZED GAS DIVERTER WITH A DIVERTER ORIFICE

CareFusion 207, Inc., Sa...

1. A nebulizer comprising:an internal medication chamber configured for holding a medication;
a pressurized gas diverter comprising a top, a bottom, a wall encompassing an inner chamber, a diverter orifice located at the bottom of the pressurized gas diverter, a diverter opening opposite the diverter orifice and located at the top of the pressurized gas diverter; and
a diverter-actuator-deactuator that actuates the pressurized gas diverter by substantially sealing the diverter opening, and deactuates the pressurized gas diverter by unsealing the diverter opening, wherein the opening is configured to divert a pressurized gas from shearing across a surface of a liquid outlet orifice when the diverter opening is at least partially unsealed.

US Pat. No. 10,085,592

SEQUENTIAL BROILING

BRAVA HOME, INC., Redwoo...

1. A method of cooking using a cooking instrument, comprising:drawing alternating current (AC) power from a power source substantially at an expected maximum power draw limit of the power source;
generating, from the drawn AC power, a maximum available power for a heating system of the cooking instrument via a power component, wherein the maximum available power for the heating system is less than or equal to the expected maximum power draw limit from the power source; and
heating directionally, from at least one side of the cooking chamber, each of two or more zones in a cooking chamber of the cooking instrument in sequence using one or more heating elements of the heating system such that each step in the sequence utilizes the maximum available power for the heating system to each corresponding zone.

US Pat. No. 10,085,459

DEVICE FOR STUNNING POULTRY AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH STUNNING DEVICE

Marel Stork Poultry Proce...

1. A device for stunning poultry, comprising:an elongated stunning space with a poultry feed opening and a poultry discharge opening which elongated stunning space is subdivided in at least two connecting compartments,
a controlled anaesthetic gas feed connecting to the elongated stunning space,
a conveyer leading through the elongated stunning space providing a transportation path for the poultry,
wherein at least one of the openings of the elongated stunning space connects to a transition compartment, through which transition compartment the conveyor leading through the elongated stunning space is also leading through, and which transition compartment is provided with a gas feed and a gas discharge that are spaced apart, and
wherein a gas flow between the gas feed and the gas discharge in the transition compartment creates a gas curtain that shields the adjoining opening of the elongated stunning space and thus prevents an uncontrolled outflow of stunning gas from the elongated stunning space.
US Pat. No. 10,087,511

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH MANGANESE HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET WITH EXCELLENT COATABILITY AND ULTRA-HIGH STRENGTH, AND HIGH MANGANESE HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET MANUFACTURED BY SAID METHOD

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A high manganese hot-dip galvanized steel sheet comprising, by wt %, carbon (C): 0.3% to 1%, manganese (Mn): 8% to 25%, silicon (Si): 0.1% to 3%, aluminum (Al): 0.01% to 8%, chromium (Cr): 0.1% to 2%, titanium (Ti): 0.01% to 0.2%, boron (B): 0.0005% to 0.01%, nickel (Ni): 0.01% to 2%, tin (Sn): 0.06% to 0.2%, and a balance of iron (Fe) and inevitable impurities,wherein discontinuous particle-shaped Si oxides of a thickness of 5 ?m to 10 ?m are formed on the steel sheet before the steel sheet is hot-dip galvanized, and non-galvanized regions of the high manganese hot-dip galvanized steel sheet have an average diameter of 1 mm or less, including 0 mm, and
wherein the high manganese hot-dip galvanized steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1200 MPa or greater and an elongation of 7% or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,091,880

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD UNIT DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display apparatus, the method comprising:preparing a printed circuit board comprising a first region, a second region, and a third region wherein the second region is between the first region and the third region, the first region including a first printed circuit unit, the third region including a second printed circuit unit, and the second region having an opening;
providing, on the printed circuit board, a connection member electrically connecting the first printed circuit unit and the second printed circuit unit;
coupling a first end of a connection film to a display panel;
coupling a second end of the connection film to the printed circuit board; and
cutting the second region to divide the printed circuit board into the first printed circuit unit and the second printed circuit unit;
wherein after the connection film is attached to the display panel and the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board is divided into the first printed circuit unit and the second printed circuit unit.

US Pat. No. 10,091,879

CONDUCTOR CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND MOUNTING BOARD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A conductor connecting structure comprising:a mounting board that includes:
a base material formed of an insulating material, the base material including:
a first surface,
a second surface, and
an end surface,
a first conductor layer that is formed on the first surface and that has an end portion, and
a second conductor layer that is formed on the second surface and that has an end portion;
a target board that includes
a mounting surface on which the mounting board is mounted, and
a third conductor layer formed on the mounting surface; and
an anisotropic conductive material that includes
a polymeric material, and
electrically conductive particles that are dispersed in the polymeric material and that, when the electrically conductive particles are heated, aggregate so as to connect the end portion of the first conductor layer or the end portion of the second conductor layer and the third conductor layer to each other,
wherein, in the mounting board, one end portion not subjected to connection established with the anisotropic conductive material out of the end portion of the first conductor layer and the end portion of the second conductor layer is separated further from the end surface of the base material than another end portion connected to the third conductor layer out of the end portion of the first conductor layer and the end portion of the second conductor layer, and
wherein one of the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer is a ground layer, and
wherein the mounting board is a double-sided flexible printed circuit a thickness of the base material of which is 50 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,091,878

VEHICULAR WIRING STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A vehicular wiring structure, comprising:a wired member to be wired on a vehicle, which comprises a flat face having an even surface and a non-flat face having an uneven surface; and
a printed wiring part arranged on the wired member, wherein
the printed wiring part is arranged such that:
in the flat face, a conductive member is printed on the flat face directly; and
in the non-flat face, a film on which a conductive member is printed is pasted to the non-flat face.

US Pat. No. 10,091,873

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board that includes:
a multilayer lamination of one or more ground layers, one or more power layers, and a plurality of signal layers;
a plurality of vias that are located on a first surface of the printed circuit board; and
a plurality of bonding pads that couple a ball grid array of an integrated circuit package to the one or more ground layers, the one or more power layers, and the plurality of signal layers through the plurality of vias, wherein the plurality of bonding pads includes:
first bonding pads that are arranged in a first area of the printed circuit board and that are configured to transfer multiple pairs of first differential signals between the printed circuit board and the integrated circuit package, each of the first bonding pads being coupled to a via of the plurality of vias in the first area,
second bonding pads that are arranged in a second area of the printed circuit board and that are configured to transfer multiple pairs of second differential signals between the printed circuit board and the integrated circuit package, each of the second bonding pads being coupled to a via of the plurality of vias in the second area, and
third bonding pads that are arranged in a third area of the printed circuit board and that couple the integrated circuit package to ground of the printed circuit board, each of the third bonding pads being coupled to two or more vias of the plurality of vias in the third area,
wherein the third area is located between the first area and the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,091,872

TOUCH WINDOW AND DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A touch window comprising:a substrate; and
an electrode part having a mesh shape on the substrate,
wherein the electrode part is extended in a predetermined direction,
wherein a plurality of virtual outlines is defined on the substrate,
wherein a shape of the electrode part is formed by the virtual outlines,
wherein the electrode part comprises a plurality of electrode patterns,
wherein each electrode pattern comprises first electrode parts, second electrode parts, third electrode parts, and fourth electrode parts provided in an inner area of the virtual outline,
wherein the first electrode parts comprise a first mesh line extended in a first direction,
wherein the second electrode parts comprise a second mesh line extended in a second direction crossing the first direction,
wherein the third electrode parts comprise a plurality of third mesh lines extended in a third direction crossing the first direction and the second direction,
wherein the fourth electrode parts comprise a fourth mesh line extended in a fourth direction crossing the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction,
wherein a first end of a first third mesh line is connected with a first end of the first mesh line, and a second end of the first third mesh line is connected with a first end of the second mesh line,
wherein a second end of the first mesh line is connected with a first end of a second third mesh line,
wherein a second end of the second mesh line is connected with a first end of a third third mesh line,
wherein the fourth mesh line is provided between the first third mesh line and a fourth third mesh line different from the first third mesh line, the second third mesh line, and the third third mesh line,
wherein a first end of the fourth mesh line is connected with the first third mesh line and a second end of the fourth mesh line is connected with the fourth third mesh line,
wherein the predetermined direction of the electrode part makes an acute angle with the first direction, the second direction, the third direction, and the fourth direction,
wherein the electrode part comprises:
a resin layer;
a plurality of first sub-patterns on the resin layer; and
a plurality of second sub-patterns on the resin layer,
wherein the second sub-patterns have a line width narrower than a line width of the first sub-patterns,
wherein the first sub-patterns and the second sub-patterns are disposed on the same surface of the resin layer,
wherein the first sub-patterns and the second sub-patterns are in direct physical contact with the resin layer,
wherein the first sub-patterns and the second sub-patterns are formed integrally,
wherein a first sub-pattern of the plurality of first sub-patterns is disposed between the second sub-patterns,
wherein an electrode layer is disposed on the first sub-patterns, and
wherein a length of the second sub-patterns having both ends making contact with the first and second electrode parts is longer than a length of the third electrode parts adjacent to the second sub-patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,091,871

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RIGID-FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A multilayer rigid flexible printed circuit board having a rigid portion and a flexible portion, the multilayer rigid flexible printed circuit board comprising:a first flexible film including a first circuit pattern on one or both surfaces;
a second flexible film disposed on the first flexible film and including a second circuit pattern on a portion of the second flexible film, positioned in the rigid portion;
a pattern stack disposed on a part of the portion of the second flexible film to be adjacent to the flexible portion, and having a metal pattern and a protective pattern on the metal pattern;
a first insulating layer disposed on the portion of the second flexible film and covering the pattern stack and including a third circuit pattern on the first insulating layer; and
at least one second insulating layer disposed on the first insulating layer and including a fourth circuit pattern on the at least one first insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,091,870

METHODS FOR TUNING PROPAGATION VELOCITY WITH FUNCTIONALIZED CARBON NANOMATERIAL

International Business Ma...

1. A method of making an enhanced laminate core for use in a printed wiring board (PWB), the method comprising:providing a laminate core;
applying a permittivity attenuation layer onto a portion of the laminate core through which a portion of a first conductive trace is to be routed, wherein the permittivity attenuation layer comprises a resin matrix containing functionalized carbon nanomaterial, and wherein the dielectric constant (Dk) of the permittivity attenuation layer is higher relative to the Dk of the laminate core so as to provide a localized region of higher Dk;
applying the first conductive trace both onto the permittivity attenuation layer and onto the laminate core so that the portion of the first conductive trace is routed through the localized region of higher Dk;
wherein applying a permittivity attenuation layer onto a portion of the laminate core through which a portion of a first conductive trace is to be routed comprises tuning the propagation velocity of a signal to be propagated through the first conductive trace by selecting a loading level of the functionalized carbon nanomaterial in the resin matrix to produce a predetermined amount of signal propagation delay in the portion of the first conductive trace routed through the localized region of higher Dk;
applying a second conductive trace onto the laminate core, wherein the predetermined amount of signal propagation delay in the portion of the first conductive trace routed through the localized region of higher Dk compensates for a length mismatch of the first conductive trace with respect to the second conductive trace.

US Pat. No. 10,091,869

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a circuit board, having a first board surface and a second board surface, wherein the first board surface faces the housing, and the circuit board has a ground pad on the second board surface; and
a conductive adhesive element, comprising:
a first portion, disposed between the first board surface and the housing, having a first adhesive surface and a first non-adhesive surface opposite to the first adhesive surface, wherein the first adhesive surface adheres to the housing;
a second portion, having a second adhesive surface and a second non-adhesive surface opposite to the second adhesive surface, wherein the second adhesive surface adheres to the ground pad; and
a connection portion, connecting the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,091,868

HEAT DISSIPATING SHEET AND HEAT DISSIPATING STRUCTURE USING SAME

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A heat-dissipating sheet comprising:a thermally-conductive resin sheet;
an adhesive layer provided on an upper surface of the thermally-conductive resin sheet; and
a thermally-conductive film provided on an upper surface of the adhesive layer, the thermally-conductive film having a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the thermally-conductive resin sheet,
wherein the thermally-conductive resin sheet has a thin portion that is locally thin to form a recess in a lower surface of the thermally-conductive resin sheet, and
wherein the thermally-conductive resin sheet is made of a material that does not contain siloxane and is plastically deformed at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,091,866

DEVICE WITH SWITCHABLE HEAT PATH

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device comprising:a device skin;
a circuit board;
a plurality of components on the circuit board;
a switchable heat path situated between the components and the device skin, the switchable heat path configured to be switched between an on state and an off state, the switchable heat path configured to conduct a first amount of heat from the components to the device skin when in the on state and configured to conduct a second, lesser amount of heat from the components to the device skin when in an off state; and
a cord coupled to the switchable heat path, the cord operable to change a position of the switchable heat path between a first position corresponding to the on state and a second position corresponding to the off state.

US Pat. No. 10,091,865

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTENDING A LIFESPAN OF AN EXCIMER LAMP

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An excimer lamp system, comprising:an ultra-violet (UV) light having a pair of dielectrics configured to separate electrodes, wherein one of the electrodes includes a metal mesh;
a power supply electrically coupled to the UV light and configured to deliver an electrical signal to the UV light;
a temperature sensor operably coupled to the UV light, wherein the temperature sensor is configured to generate a temperature signal indicative of a temperature of the UV light; and
at least one processor configured to:
determine a temperature of the UV light based on the temperature signal; and
adjust the electrical signal delivered to the UV light based on the temperature signal, which reduces electrical power received by the UV light.

US Pat. No. 10,091,864

DRIVING A LIGHT CIRCUIT WITH WIRELESS CONTROL

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An arrangement for a light circuit, the arrangement comprisinga driver for driving the light circuit, the driver having an off-state and an on-state,
a receiver for receiving a wireless signal and, in response to a reception of the wireless signal, controlling the driver, and
a supply for providing a first feeding signal for feeding the receiver during the off-state of the driver, wherein the driver is configured to provide a second feeding signal for feeding the receiver during the on-state of the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,091,863

EXTERNAL CONTROL LIGHTING SYSTEMS BASED ON THIRD PARTY CONTENT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A computing system for generating data for enabling external control of at least one lighting system, based on third party content, the computing system being configured to:receive a plurality of registrations of lighting systems, each lighting system comprising a plurality of light sources,
for each of the registered lighting systems, receive information including indications of positions of at least some of the light sources of the lighting system,
for each of the registered lighting systems, map said information onto a coordinate system the mapping including associating each indicated position with at least one coordinate of the coordinate system,
generate at least one coordinate-based representation of the registered lighting systems based on the mapping, the at least one coordinate-based representation comprising the coordinates with which said indicated positions are associated,
receive third party content from at least one external third party content provider,
select at least one of the registered lighting systems, and
generate data for controlling the at least one selected lighting system, wherein the generation of data is based on the at least one coordinate-based representation related to the selected lighting system and the third party content.

US Pat. No. 10,091,862

SYSTEM COMPRISING A CONTROLLING DEVICE AND A CONTROLLED DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system comprising:at least one controlling device, wherein said at least one controlling device is a sensor,
at least one controlled device, wherein said at least one controlled device is an electrical device and wherein said at least one controlling device and said at least one controlled device are connected to the same communication network,
a trigger unit for generating a trigger signal, and
an assigning unit for assigning all unassigned controlling devices of the at least one controlling device to corresponding unassigned controlled devices of that at least one controlled device in response to determining that at least one of said unassigned controlling devices is connected to the communication network if the trigger signal has been generated,
wherein the system is adapted such that a given controlling device of said at least one controlling device controls a given controlled device of said at least one controlled device, if the given controlling device has been assigned to the given controlled device.

US Pat. No. 10,091,861

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An electronic device capable of switching power on and power off by a switch outside the electronic device, the electronic device being connected to an AC power source via a power source supply line, the switch being connected in the power source supply line, the electronic device comprising:a determination unit configured to determine whether power is supplied from the AC power source or not;
a second power source different from the AC power source;
an output unit;
a power source line connected to the power source supply line;
a relay provided in the power source line and opened when the determination unit determines that no power is supplied from the AC power source;
a potential setting unit configured to set the power source line between the relay and the switch to a first potential;
a potential detecting unit configured to detect a conductive state of the switch based on the first potential set by the potential setting unit; and
a control unit configured to perform at least one of cutting off power to be supplied to the output unit, supplying power from the AC power source to the output unit, and supplying power from the second power source to the output unit based on a determination by the determination unit and the conductive state of the switch detected by the potential detecting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,091,860

SWITCH DISCRIMINATING TOUCHLESS LIGHTSWITCH

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor and from at least two sensors, a signal indicative of a gesture, wherein the at least two sensors include a first sensor and a second sensor, the first sensor is directly connected to a multi-gang switch box comprising a plurality of switches, and the second sensor is directly connected to a switch of the plurality of switches;
determining, by the processor, at least one of the plurality of switches the gesture is directed toward;
causing, by the processor, an indicator to produce an indication that identifies the at least one of the plurality of switches to which the gesture is directed;
determining, by the processor, a state change for the at least one of the plurality of switches based on the gesture; and
causing, by the processor, the at least one of the plurality of switches to be adjusted according to the state change.

US Pat. No. 10,091,859

POWER SUPPLY WITH MICROCONTROLLER FOR CIRCUIT PROTECTION

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

1. A power supply comprising:a floating converter;
a reference voltage source connected to a negative output terminal of the floating converter; and
a microcontroller connected to the reference voltage source and to a control input of the floating converter, wherein the microcontroller shuts down the power supply when a negative output voltage of the floating converter is less than an over-voltage protection level and the microcontroller shuts down the power supply when the negative output voltage is greater than a short-circuit protection level, wherein a reference voltage is generated in the microcontroller and the microcontroller comprises a voltage determining block that automatically adjusts the reference voltage when an output voltage of the floating converter is at a steady state and the microcontroller generates a pulse to shut down the floating converter in response to the negative output voltage dropping below the reference voltage, the reference voltage corresponding to the over-voltage protection level.

US Pat. No. 10,091,858

RETROFIT LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TUBE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A light source, comprising:first and second terminals for exchanging a first signal with a high-frequency ballast, the first terminal being located at a first end of the light source and the second terminal being located at a second end of the light source;
a light circuit with one or more light emitting diodes;
a converter circuit for converting the first signal into a second signal for feeding the light circuit, the converter circuit comprising a reactive circuit and a rectifier bridge, the rectifier bridge having a first input and a second input; and
a monitor circuit comprising a thyristor, first and second main electrodes of the thyristor being coupled to a first and second outputs of the converter circuit, the second main electrode of the thyristor being further coupled to a first side of a resistor having a second side that is coupled to the second output of the converter circuit, a control electrode of the thyristor being coupled to an output of a transistor circuit for said monitoring, the transistor circuit comprising two or more transistors, wherein a first main electrode of a first transistor of the two or more transistors is coupled with a group of additional resistors that provide over-voltage protection, and a second transistor of the two or more transistors is coupled with the second side of a first resistor such that the first resistor provides over-current protection;
wherein the reactive circuit comprises (i) one protecting capacitor or two or more serially connected protecting capacitors, and (ii) an inductive element,
with the one protecting capacitor or the two or more serially connected protecting capacitors, and the inductive element, being coupled between the first terminal and the first input of the rectifier bridge,
with the second terminal being coupled to the second input of the rectifier bridge.

US Pat. No. 10,091,857

SHUNT REGULATOR FOR SPECTRAL SHIFT CONTROLLED LIGHT SOURCE

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A light emitting diode lighting assembly comprising:driving circuitry adapted to receive an electrical excitation signal from a DC input varied in intensity by a dimming device that actuates to increase and decrease voltage of the electrical excitation signal;
said driving circuitry comprising a first plurality of light emitting diodes in a first path in parallel relation to a second plurality of light emitting diodes in a second path;
said first plurality of light emitting diodes having a first threshold voltage, and said second plurality of light emitting diodes having a second threshold voltage greater than the first threshold value;
a current limiting device within the first path to limit current within the first path;
wherein as voltage increases above the second threshold voltage the current limiting device prevents flow of current to the first plurality of light emitting diodes;
a voltage regulator in the driving circuitry and having a threshold voltage greater than the second threshold voltage to prevent a voltage increase in the assembly above the threshold voltage of the voltage regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,091,856

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A TUNABLE WHITE FIXTURE USING A SINGLE HANDLE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a controller configured for receiving one or more values from a handle having a range of positions divided into multiple zones, and for controlling a driver,
the driver configured for controlling a plurality of LEDs to produce light output having a combination of parameters, and
the plurality of LEDs,
wherein the controller is further configured for:
determining whether a value received from the handle is within a first zone of the multiple zones;
when the received value is within the first zone, determining a first combination of parameters including:
i) a constant parameter that has a constant level within the first zone, wherein the constant parameter is either intensity or color temperature,
ii) a variable parameter that has a first variable level, the first variable level dependent upon the value within the first zone, wherein the variable parameter is one of either the intensity or the color temperature that is not the constant parameter,
iii) an additional parameter that has an additional variable level, the additional variable level dependent upon the value within the first zone,
wherein the first combination of parameters has at least the constant level, the first variable level, and the additional variable level; and
instructing the driver to control the plurality of LEDs to produce light output based on the first combination of parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,091,855

MANUALLY CONTROLLABLE LED CORRELATED COLOR TEMPERATURE LIGHT FIXTURE

ETi Solid State Lighting ...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:at least two electrically operated LED light sources for emitting illumination, the illumination of each of said at least two LED light sources having different, predetermined correlated color temperatures; and
an electric circuit connectable to an electric power source for supplying electric power to one of the group consisting of a selected one of said at least two LED light sources and a selected combination of said at least two LED light sources, said electrical circuit comprising:
a switching circuit operable for connecting said selected one of the group consisting of a selected one of said at least two LED light sources, and said combination of said at least two LED light sources, to said electrical circuit to receive electrical current and emit illumination of a predetermined correlated color temperature;
a manually controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly to operate said switching circuit to connect said selected one of said group to the electric power source to effect the illumination of said selected one of said group of one of said at least two LED sources and a combination of said at least two LED light sources, said manually controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly including a digitally operated switch actuating member for actuating said manually controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly;
a switch holding structure for holding for operation said digitally operated switch actuating member; and
a concealment for concealing said switch holding structure to render said digitally operated switch actuating member inaccessible for operation, and for selectively rendering said digitally operated switch actuating member accessible for digital operation.

US Pat. No. 10,091,853

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GRADIENT INTENSITY ILLUMINATION FOR LIGHTED MIRRORS FOR DRESSING ROOMS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

1. An illumination system comprising:a light source including a linear array of light emitting elements;
a power supply coupled to said array; and
a power regulating circuit coupled between said power supply and said array whereby said light emitting elements emit light in accordance with an intensity profile that varies as a function of location on at least a portion of said array.

US Pat. No. 10,091,852

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR REDUCING NOISE AT LIGHT SENSING DEVICE

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:supplying light energy from a light emitting device principally along a first axis to a work piece;
orienting retro-reflected light along the first axis toward the light emitting device, wherein the retro-reflected light is reflected from the work piece, a reflective surface of a reflector, or a refracting lens;
collimating the light energy via a surface positioned between the light emitting device and the work piece;
sensing the light energy with a light sensing device oriented along a second axis, wherein the second axis is oriented orthogonally to the first axis; and
adjusting the light energy in response to the sensed light energy;
wherein the light sensing device is within an opening in a wall of a reflector housing, and wherein the opening in the wall of the reflector housing is between the light emitting device and the refracting lens.

US Pat. No. 10,091,851

DUAL PATHWAY LED DIMMER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A dual-pathway light emitting diode dimmer, comprising:a first reference voltage node;
a load comprising one or more light emitting diodes, the load connected in series with the first reference voltage node;
a second reference voltage node;
a first load pathway and a second load pathway, connected in parallel between the load and the second reference voltage node;
wherein the first load pathway comprises a first inductor and a first transistor, connected in series; and
wherein a second load pathway comprises a second inductor and a second transistor, connected in series; and
one or more controllers, configured to control the first transistor and the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,091,850

BACKLIGHT UNIT USING MULTI-CELL LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A backlight unit comprising:a backlight module comprising:
a printed circuit board including blocks and multi junction technology light emitting diodes (MJT LEDs) disposed on the blocks, respectively; and
a backlight control module generating a signal for drive control of each of the blocks,
wherein:
each block comprises at least one MJT LED,
the backlight control module comprises a drive controller for On/Off control and dimming control of each block, and
each MJT LED comprises:
a plurality of light emitting cells comprising a first light emitting cell and a second light emitting cell, the plurality of light emitting cells being disposed on a single growth substrate separated from each other, each of the light emitting cells comprising: a lower semiconductor layer, an upper semiconductor layer disposed on the lower semiconductor layer, and an active layer disposed between the upper and lower semiconductor layers;
a reflective layer disposed on the first light emitting cell and electrically connected to the first light emitting cell;
an upper electrode electrically connecting the first light emitting cell to the second light emitting cell;
a first insulation layer insulating the upper electrode from a side surface of the first light emitting cell; and
a first pad and a second pad disposed above the upper electrode,
wherein the plurality of light emitting cells are connected in series to each other between an input light emitting cell and an output light emitting cell,
wherein the first pad is electrically connected to the input light emitting cell and the second pad is electrically connected to the output light emitting cell.

US Pat. No. 10,091,849

HYBRID DIMMING FOR LIGHTING CIRCUITS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A lighting circuit comprising:a light emitting diode (LED);
a first transistor that is configured to control a current through the LED; and
a controller integrated circuit (IC) having a first pin that outputs a drive signal for controlling a switching operation of the first transistor and a second pin that receives a dimming signal, the controller IC integrated circuit being configured to adjust a brightness of the LED by controlling the first transistor based on the dimming signal; and
a dimming input circuit that receives a first pulse width modulation (PWM) dimming signal and a second PWM dimming signal, the dimming input circuit being configured to output the dimming signal as a series of pulses that controls the brightness of the LED in accordance with PWM dimming control when the second PWM dimming signal alternates between a first level and a second level, and to output the dimming signal as an analog signal that controls the brightness of the LED in accordance with analog dimming control when the second PWM dimming signal is at the second level.

US Pat. No. 10,091,848

CURRENT CONTROL CIRCUIT

PRINCETON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A current control circuit for a driving circuit system of a LED assembly, wherein the driving circuit system comprises a current module, a rectifier, and a thyristor, the thyristor is connected in series between an AC power supply and the rectifier, the rectifier rectifies an input AC voltage provided by the thyristor and provides a rectified voltage to an anode of the LED assembly, and an input terminal of the current module and a cathode of the LED assembly are connected to set a current flowing through the LED assembly, and the current control circuit comprises:a first transistor and a transistor control circuit, wherein a drain of the first transistor is connected to the anode of the LED assembly, a gate of the first transistor is connected to a control voltage output terminal of the transistor control circuit, the first transistor is turned on or turned off according to a control voltage provided by the control voltage output terminal of the transistor control circuit, and the drain current of the first transistor and the current flowing through the LED assembly determine a feedback voltage for the transistor control circuit;
wherein the feedback voltage enables the transistor control circuit to turn on the first transistor and the drain current of the first transistor provides a compensation current for the thyristor, when the current flowing through the LED assembly is less than a preset current;
wherein the feedback voltage enables the transistor control circuit to turn off the first transistor, when the current flowing through the LED assembly is more than or equal to the preset current;
wherein the preset current is set according to a holding current of the thyristor.

US Pat. No. 10,091,847

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:one or more signal processing components configured to receive a first signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer, process information associated with the first signal, determine whether the TRIAC dimmer is in a first condition or a second condition, generate a second signal based on at least information associated with the first signal, and send the second signal to a switch;
wherein the one or more signal processing components are further configured to:
if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the first condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to be opened and closed corresponding to a modulation frequency; and
if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the second condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to remain closed for a first period of time until at least the TRIAC dimmer changes from the second condition to the first condition.

US Pat. No. 10,091,846

LED DRIVING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A LED driving system, having an input terminal configured to receive an input voltage, a first output terminal configured to provide a first output voltage for a first LED array, and a second output terminal configured to provide a second output voltage for a second LED array, wherein each of the first LED array and the second LED array comprises multiple LED strings coupled in parallel, wherein each of the LED strings in the first LED array has a cathode terminal and an anode terminal, and each of the LED strings in the second LED array has a cathode terminal and an anode terminal, the LED driving system comprising:an energy storage component, having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the input terminal of the LED driving system to receive the input voltage;
a power switch, coupled between the second terminal of the energy storage component and a reference ground;
a first output switch, coupled between the second terminal of the energy storage component and the first output terminal of the LED driving system; and
a second output switch, coupled between the second terminal of the energy storage component and the second output terminal of the LED driving system; wherein
when the power switch is on, the energy storage component is configured to store energy, when the power switch is off, the energy storage component is configured to release energy to the first output terminal and the second output terminal of the LED driving system alternately, wherein according to a minimum value of voltages at the cathode terminals of the multiple LED strings in the first LED array, the LED driving system is configured to control a duty cycle of the first output switch to adjust the first output voltage, and according to a minimum value of voltages at the cathode terminals of the multiple LED strings in the second LED array, the LED driving system is configured to control a duty cycle of the power switch to adjust the second output voltage, wherein the second output voltage is larger than the first output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,091,845

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DRIVING LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

ADVANCED ANALOGIC TECHNOL...

1. A circuit for regulating an output voltage comprising:a plurality of controllers connected in a daisy-chain series and including a first controller and at least one non-first controller, each controller being configured to monitor one or more connections, each connection including a connection status that is one of ACTIVE and INACTIVE and a connection measurement, each non-first controller being configured to set a summary status to INACTIVE responsive to detecting the INACTIVE connection status on each connection monitored by the non-first controller and a summary status of an immediately-preceding controller of the plurality of controllers being INACTIVE, each non-first controller being otherwise configured to set the summary status to ACTIVE and set a summary measurement of the non-first controller to be equal to either one selected connection measurement monitored by the non-first controller or a summary measurement of the immediately-preceding controller; and
a DC-to-DC voltage converter configured to regulate the output voltage responsive to receiving the summary status and the summary measurement from a last controller in the daisy-chain series.

US Pat. No. 10,091,844

POWER SUPPLY FOR LED LAMP WITH TRIAC DIMMER

BCD Semiconductor Manufac...

1. A control circuit for an LED (light-emitting diode) lighting system that includes a rectifier circuit for coupling to an AC input voltage through a TRIAC (Triode for Alternating Current) dimmer, the TRIAC dimmer being characterized by a holding current, the rectifier circuit being configured to provide a rectified DC input voltage to an inductor for supplying a constant current to an LED load, the control circuit comprises:a controller for coupling to a power switch for controlling a current flow in the inductor, the controller being configured to control current pulses in the inductor such that an envelope waveform formed by peak points of the current pulses is in phase with the AC input voltage; and
a bleeder circuit coupled to the rectifier circuit, wherein the bleeder circuit is configured to determine if that a current flow through the rectifier circuit is below the holding current of the TRIAC; and
wherein the bleeder circuit is configured to provide a compensation current, upon determining that the current flow through the rectifier circuit is below the holding current of the TRIAC, to maintain a current flow through the rectifier circuit at a magnitude of at least the holding current of the TRIAC;
wherein the bleeder circuit comprises:
a first resistor and a bipolar transistor coupled in series between the first output terminal of the rectifier circuit and a ground, a base of the bipolar transistor being coupled to a bias voltage;
a second resistor coupled between the second output terminal of the rectifier circuit and the ground; and
first and second diodes coupled in series between the second output terminal of the rectifier circuit and the base of the bipolar transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,091,843

CHRISTMAS TREE WITH DC OUTLETS FOR POWERING LED LIGHT STRINGS

JLJ, Inc., Bellbrook, OH...

1. An artificial Christmas tree with a full wave rectifier for generating a substantially unfiltered, full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage to a plurality of female outlets disposed on the outside of the trunk of the artificial Christmas tree, the female outlets being adapted to receive male plugs of LED light strings, wherein the LED light strings have only two wires, have no female end connector plugs, and are powered by the full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage generated by the full wave rectifier, the artificial Christmas tree comprising dimming circuitry comprising a triac dimmer connected to the full wave rectifier for continuously varying the full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage to dim the LED light strings by varying the pulse width of the full wave rectified pulsating DC voltage output from the full wave bridge rectifier.

US Pat. No. 10,091,842

AC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND AC LED DRIVE METHODS AND APPARATUS

LYNK LABS, INC., Elgin, ...

1. An LED driver comprising:an input of a first voltage and a first frequency, wherein the first voltage is an AC voltage;
the LED driver connected to at least one LED circuit and providing an output of a second voltage and a second frequency to the at least one LED circuit, wherein the second voltage is either a rectified DC voltage or a rectified AC voltage and wherein the second frequency of the output is a relatively higher frequency than the first frequency of the input; and
wherein the LED driver includes a voltage regulator which regulates the second voltage at a relatively fixed level with respect to changes in an LED load connected to the output of the LED driver.

US Pat. No. 10,091,841

MICROWAVE DEVICE AND FLOW TUBE USED THEREIN

PACIFIC MICROWAVE TECHNOL...

1. A microwave device, comprising:a microwave generator configured to generate a microwave and output the microwave;
a waveguide configured to guide the microwave output from the microwave generator;
a cavity resonator having an irradiation chamber which is a quadrangular prism cavity,
the microwave generator and the cavity resonator being configured to:
introduce the microwave guided by the waveguide into the quadrangular prism cavity,
excite an electric field by resonating the microwave in the irradiation chamber, and
generate the electric field in TM110 mode along a direction of a center axis through centers of top and bottom faces of the irradiation chamber, such that the center axis is a location where the electric field is the strongest in the irradiation chamber;
and
a flow tube installed in the irradiation chamber, formed in a helical fashion by winding and extending around the center axis, and configured to cause a liquid to be treated to flow in a direction crossing the electric field generated in the irradiation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,091,840

ELECTRICALLY-HEATED WINDOW SHEET MATERIAL

AGC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. An electrically-heated window sheet material, comprising:a transparent conductive film configured to generate heat and having a frequency selective surface that transmits horizontally polarized electromagnetic waves; and
a plurality of bus bars positioned to supply electricity to the transparent conductive film,
wherein the plurality of bus bars includes a left bus bar connected to a left edge of the transparent conductive film, and a right bus bar connected to a right edge of the transparent conductive film, the transparent conductive film includes a band-shaped first region interposed between the left bus bar and the right bus bar, a band-shaped second region interposed between the left bus bar and the right bus bar, and a plurality of openings formed in the band-shaped first region, the plurality of openings is formed in the transparent conductive film such that a current flowing in the band-shaped first region from one of the left and right bus bars to the other one of the left and right bus bars is bypassed by the openings and that the plurality of openings includes a plurality of vertical openings each having a vertical dimension and forming the frequency selective surface in the band-shaped first region of the transparent conductive film, and the transparent conductive film is formed such that the band-shaped second region does not have the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,091,839

ELECTRONIC VAPORISER SYSTEM

BEYOND TWENTY LTD., Lond...

1. An electronic cigarette vaporiser system that includes an electronic vaporiser, wherein the electronic vaporiser includes an IMU (inertial measurement unit) and a heating element, in which the electronic vaporiser system includes (i) a user-replaceable, e-liquid cartridge that is attached to or integral with at least a part of the system, but is not user-refillable and includes no heating element and (ii) an e-liquid reservoir that is separate from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge; and (iii) an electric or electronic pump that is configured to withdraw e-liquid from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge and pump pressurised e-liquid to the e-liquid reservoir; and (iv) the heating element that is not in the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge but is instead in, or in e-liquid communication with, the e-liquid reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,091,838

METHOD FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NETWORK NODES OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK, MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK, PROGRAM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for communication between network nodes of a mobile communication network, wherein the mobile communication network comprises an access network and a core network, wherein the access network comprises a plurality of base station entities, the plurality of base station entities comprising a first base station entity, a second base station entity, and further base station entities, wherein base station entities of the plurality of base station entities are enabled to be able to communicate directly with each other using respective communication interfaces between two base station entities of the plurality of base station entities, wherein the method comprises:in a first step, establishing a communication interface between the first and second base station entities, wherein establishing the communication interface includes generating a first communication interface instance at the first base station entity and a second communication interface instance at the second base station entity;
in a second step, subsequent to the first step, transmitting a first removal message from the first base station entity—acting as a removal initiating base station entity among the first and second base station entities—to the second base station entity—acting as a removal responding base station entity among the first and second base station entities; and
in a third step, subsequent to the second step, transmitting a second removal message from the second base station entity to the first base station entity, wherein the second removal message comprises a benefit information, wherein the benefit information is indicative of a benefit value—for the second base station entity—of the communication interface between the first and second base station entities.

US Pat. No. 10,091,837

PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CONTEXT LINKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing information in a mobile terminal, the method comprising:selecting, by a user of the mobile terminal, a first object to be linked, the first object comprising a first contact relating to a first individual, and the first object being selected from among a plurality of contacts stored in the mobile terminal;
selecting, by the user of the mobile terminal, a second object for linking with the first object, the second object comprising a second contact relating to a second individual, and the second object being selected from among the plurality of contacts stored in the mobile terminal;
selecting, by the user of the mobile terminal, a third object for linking with the first object and the second object, the third object comprising an object associated with an Internet based networking site comprising an uniform resource locator (URL) link on which the first individual and second individual have accounts;
linking, using a first context link of the first object, the first object with the second object via a relation link, the relation link displaying a relationship between the first individual of the first object and the second individual of the second object;
linking, using the first context link of the first object, the first object with the third object via the URL link;
receiving, by accessing the URL link of the third object, periodic updates of the selected first object from the Internet based networking site, the updates comprising at least one of new personal information and updated personal information relating to the first individual and the second individual;
updating the first object and the second object according to the received updates; and
displaying, on a display of the mobile terminal based on the relation link, at least one of the new personal information and the updated personal information of the second object in response to a selection of the first object by the user of the mobile terminal, wherein the displaying of the second object includes concurrently displaying the personal information of the second object and at least one of the new personal information and the updated personal information of the first object.

US Pat. No. 10,091,836

FACILITATING WIRELESS CONNECTIONS USING A BLE BEACON

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method for communicating audio or video data, the method comprising:communicating, over a first wireless network, with a beacon device using Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) communications protocol to check in to a location, wherein said communicating includes:
receiving a broadcast identifier from the beacon device;
receiving a digital signature;
verifying the broadcast identifier and the digital signature; and
in response to verifying the broadcast identifier and the digital signature, indicating the check in to the beacon device;
receiving credentials from the beacon device over the first wireless network using the BLE communications protocol, the credentials for authenticating to a second wireless network that is different from the first wireless network; and
authenticating to the second wireless network using the credentials, the authenticating for establishing a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection on the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,091,835

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED EMERGENCY MESSAGING

SWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

1. A method for non-transitory computer readable medium containing computer instructions configured to operate with electronic computer hardware to manage operations between a backend server and a set of devices, each device comprising a customer account number and a Wi-Fi Broadcast System (WFBS), the WFBS iteratively performing the following steps at a predefined time interval:generating at a given WFBS, a customer identification number for each customer account;
broadcasting the customer identification number to each WFBS on the subnet of the given WFBS, wherein the customer identification number is broadcasted to a designated WFBS port on the subnet of the given WFBS;
receiving the customer identification number from each WFBS on the subnet of the given WFBS;
processing the received customer identification number at the given WFBS; and
designating the given WFBS as a master WFBS for a given time integral if the given WFBS satisfies a predetermined criterion before performing a set of master operations.

US Pat. No. 10,091,834

STATUS DETECTION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless network entity, a first detection registration request message sent by a user equipment (UE), wherein the first detection registration request message requests registration with the wireless network entity for status detection so that the wireless network entity performs the status detection for an application running on the UE, wherein the status detection is online detection that detects whether a server corresponding to the application is in an online state or is update detection that detects whether a new message arrives at the server, and wherein the first detection registration request message carries an indicator of a first status detection period for the wireless network entity to perform the status detection, the first status detection period being suggested by the UE;
completing, by the wireless network entity, the registration of the status detection according to the first detection registration request message, wherein completing the registration of the status detection comprises determining, by the wireless network entity according to the first status detection period suggested by the UE, a second status detection period provided by the wireless network entity;
performing, by the wireless network entity, the status detection; and
sending a result of the status detection.

US Pat. No. 10,091,833

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION ON DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling uplink transmissions on discontinuous reception (DRX) operation, by a wireless device, in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a channel quality indicator (CQI) masking which indicates that channel state information is to be reported on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) while an onDurationTimer is running;
determining, at a first subframe prior to a second subframe, whether or not the onDurationTimer is to be running at the second subframe according to whether or not a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) is received at the first subframe; and
controlling the uplink transmissions so as not to report the channel state information on the PUCCH at the second subframe if the onDurationTimer is determined, at the first subframe, to be not running at the second subframe,
wherein the channel state information includes at least one of a CQI, a precoding matrix index (PMI), a rank indicator (RI), or a precoding type indicator (PTI).

US Pat. No. 10,091,831

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING INFORMATION FOR A REJECTED NETWORK CONNECTION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A device, comprising:circuitry configured to
establish a packet data network (PDN) connection with a first public land mobility network (PLMN) operated by a first network operator;
send a second PDN connection request to a second PLMN, the second PDN connection request including connection parameters that match connection parameters of the first PLMN, the second PLMN operated by a second network operator and the second PLMN being equivalent to the first PLMN;
determine at least one action based on receiving a reject message, from the second PLMN, having at least one of a cause value and a cause type; and
determine that one or more of the connection parameters of the second PDN connection request are incompatible with the second PLMN based on the cause value of the reject message.

US Pat. No. 10,091,830

HUB DEVICE

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

1. A hub device for maintaining an updated communication-bridge between an Internet-of-Things (loT) physical object network and a cellular telecommunication network, the hub device comprising:one or more non-transitory tangible computer readable media comprising a radio interface layer including a plurality of software defined radios (SDRs), the radio interface layer configured to:
establish a first wireless connection with a first loT physical object, of the loT physical object network, utilizing a first SDR, of the plurality of SDRs, that is programmed according to a first loT protocol;
establish a second wireless connection with the cellular telecommunication network utilizing a second SDR, of the plurality of SDRs, that is programmed according to a first physical layer technology (PLT) of the cellular telecommunication network;
the one or more non-transitory tangible computer readable media storing instructions for updating one or more communication protocols of the radio interface layer, the instructions executable by one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via the second SDR that is programmed according to the first PLT, updated PLT protocol data that corresponds to a second PLT of the cellular telecommunication network;
generating, based on the updated PLT protocol data, a third SDR on the radio interface layer, the third SDR being programmed according to the second PLT of the cellular telecommunication network,
wherein subsequent to the generating the third SDR based on the updated PLT protocol data received via the first PLT, causing the radio interface layer to establish a third wireless connection with the second PLT utilizing the third SDR;
generating, from the first SDR, a fourth SDR that is programmed according to a second loT protocol that corresponds to a second loT physical object;
causing the radio interface layer to establish a fourth wireless connection with the second loT physical object utilizing the fourth SDR;
re-generating, from the fourth SDR, the first SDR that is programmed according to the first loT protocol; and
causing the radio interface layer to re-establish the first wireless connection with the first loT physical object utilizing the first SDR.

US Pat. No. 10,091,829

USER APPARATUS, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus that performs D2D communication by radio, comprising:a transmitter that transmits a signal including a destination identifier of a physical layer associated with a destination identifier of an upper layer which is a layer higher than the physical layer; and
a receiver that detects a signal addressed to the user apparatus by detecting an identifier, of the physical layer of the user apparatus, that is associated with an identifier of the upper layer of the user apparatus from a signal received by radio,
wherein the receiver detects data of the upper layer addressed to the user apparatus by using the identifier of the physical layer of the user apparatus as a part of the identifier of the upper layer of the user apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,091,828

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL USING DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Soe...

1. A method for configuring a resource for direct communication between terminals by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:selecting a resource unit for transmission of a signal for the direct communication between terminals from a resource set including a plurality of resource units reserved for the direct communication between terminals;
when the selected resource unit is reserved for signal transmission with a base station (BS), determining whether to transmit the signal for the direct communication between terminals based on a type of the plurality of resource units,
wherein the type of the plurality of resource units indicates whether or not the plurality of resource units are a UE specific resource; and
when the type of the plurality of resource units indicates that the plurality of resource units are not the UE specific resource, dropping transmission of the signal for the direct communication between terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,091,826

WIRELESS LAN CONNECTION HANDOVER BY DOCKING SYSTEM AND GENERIC NETWORK DEVICE DRIVER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A wireless docking system, comprising:a dockee device and a docking station, wherein the docking station is configured to:
establish a bidirectional communication channel between the docking station and the dockee device, wherein the dockee device has access information for accessing a wireless network access point via an initial connection between the dockee device and the wireless network access point;
transmit capability information of the docking station to the dockee device via the bidirectional communication channel in response to a request from the dockee device, the capability information including a capability of the docking station to take over the connection between the dockee device and the wireless network access point;
establish a secure bidirectional communication channel between the docking station and the dockee in order to receive the access information from the dockee device, wherein the bidirectional communication channel is closed when the secure bidirectional communication channel is established;
receive a command from the dockee device to take over the connection between the dockee device and the wireless network access point using the access information; and
enable a tunneling connection between the dockee device and the wireless network access point via the docking station acting as a proxy.

US Pat. No. 10,091,825

NETWORK-TO-NETWORK INTERFACE GATEWAY SYSTEM FOR PUSH-TO-TALK-OVER-CELLULAR SERVICE

KODIAK NETWORKS, INC., P...

1. A network-to-network interface (NNI) device, comprising:at least one push-to-talk (PTT) interface adapter;
a processor connected to the at least one PTT interface adapter;
a non-transitory computer readable medium connected to the processor and having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the NNI device to:
receive a first PTT communication in a first PTT format through the at least one PTT interface adapter from a first PTT system;
translate the first PTT communication into a second PTT communication in one or more second PTT formats;
transmit the second PTT communication through the at least one PTT interface adapter to one or more second PTT systems;
determine whether a conflict exists between the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems in roles performed with respect to PTT floor control during a PTT call, wherein the conflict exists when the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems apply a different standard for whether a PTT server serving a call originator of the PTT call takes on a role of a controlling PTT server or a participating PTT server;
in response to determining the conflict exists for the PTT call, select a first one of the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems to perform a role of the controlling PTT server in accordance with system protocol requirements of the first PTT system or the one or more second PTT systems, wherein selecting the first one of the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems to perform the role of the controlling PTT server comprises selecting a PTT system of the call originator of the PTT call to perform the role of the controlling PTT server; and
instruct the first one of the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems to perform the role of the controlling PTT server during the PTT call and the other one of the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems to perform a role of the participating PTT server during the PTT call in response to selecting the first one of the first PTT system and the one or more second PTT systems to perform the role of the controlling PTT server.

US Pat. No. 10,091,824

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a User Equipment, UE, for adapting a Secondary Cell, SCell, setup or an SCell release, the UE being served by a network node, the method comprising:receiving one of an SCell setup command and an SCell release command from the network node; and
adapting one of the SCell setup and the SCell release by delaying a time of applying the received one of the SCell setup command and the SCell release command to at least partly avoid a collision with a transmission of a disjoint signal on which the UE is performing a measurement, the disjoint signal being a signal that is not used for performing the measurement in every subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,091,823

CALL COLLISION PROCESSING METHOD, TERMINAL AND TRANSFER PLATFORM

Hytera Communications Cor...

1. A call collision processing method, comprising:receiving, by a repeater, an access request burst sent by at least one terminal, and determining, by the repeater, a corresponding terminal to be transferred based on a signal strength of the access request burst;
transferring, by the repeater, the access request burst, and determining, by the repeater, whether the repeater receives a new access request burst within a time division multiple access period;
transferring, by the repeater, a new access request burst sent by the terminal to be transferred if the repeater receives the new access request burst sent by the terminal to be transferred within the preset time division multiple access period;
transferring, by the repeater, a new access request burst sent by another terminal if the repeater receives the new access request sent by the another terminal within the preset time division multiple access period; and
transferring, by the repeater, the access request burst repeatedly, if the repeater does not receive a new access request burst within the time division multiple access period and the time division multiple access period is exceeded.

US Pat. No. 10,091,822

ALLOCATION OF UPLINK RESOURCES IN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY-DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (OFDMA) WIRELESS NETWORKS

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method for access in a wideband wireless communications network using uplink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), comprising:(a) receiving the threshold value, an access slot and a sub-channel on a first frame, wherein the first frame is either a control frame or a trigger frame;
(b) generating a first random number that is compared to the threshold value;
(c) determining whether a device is allowed to contend for access based on the comparison, wherein the device waits for a subsequent trigger frame or a subsequent control frame if contention is not allowed, and wherein a second random number is generated for the subsequent trigger frame or the subsequent control frame; and
(d) transmitting a second frame via a selected resource unit during the access slot on the sub-channel if contention is allowed, wherein the subsequent trigger frame or the subsequent control frame does not include a threshold value, and wherein the threshold value is compared with the second random number to determine whether access contention is allowed.

US Pat. No. 10,091,821

METHODS AND NETWORK NODE FOR ACTIVATION OF CONNECTION CONFIGURATION FOR A SECONDARY BASE STATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a wireless device for handling connectivity to two network nodes, the method comprising:receiving, from a first network node, a radio resource configuration message, the radio resource configuration message indicating a change in configuration of a connection towards a second network node;
applying the change in configuration towards the second network node in response to the radio resource configuration message; and
initiating a contention based random access procedure towards the second network node responsive to applying the change in configuration, while maintaining connectivity with the first network node, wherein said initiating comprises:
transmitting a random access preamble;
receiving a random access response comprising a random access code from the second network node; and
transmitting, to the second network node, a message comprising an identifier of the wireless device, the identifier comprising a Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI) assigned by the second network node.

US Pat. No. 10,091,820

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING BEAMFORMING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a terminal in a wireless environment, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), a signal transmitted via each of a plurality of downlink (DL) transmit (Tx) beams;
determining a DL Tx beam among the plurality of DL Tx beams based on a signal strength of the signal;
determining a random access channel (RACH) sequence that comprises information indicating the determined DL Tx beam based on information regarding a configuration of the RACH sequence; and
transmitting, to the BS, the RACH sequence,
wherein the information regarding the configuration of the RACH sequence is indicated by the BS to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,091,819

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TIMESLOT STRUCTURE AND SYNCHRONIZATION IN LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. An evolved NodeB (eNB) for transmitting signals in a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) serving cell, comprising:a processor; and
a memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable by the processor to:
configure one or more unlicensed LAA cell from a licensed long term evolution (LTE) cell;
determine sizes for at least one of a minimum clear channel assessment (MCCA) slot, an initial clear channel assessment (ICCA) slot and a defer period,
wherein the MCCA slot is synchronized and has a size that is a fraction of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol length, and lengths of the ICCA slot and defer period are multiples of a length of the MCCA slot,
wherein the length of the MCCA slot is ? of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) OFDM symbol, and the length of the ICCA slot is ½ of an LTE OFDM symbol;
determine a slot structure with a baseline MCCA slot of an unlicensed LAA cell;
align and adjust a length of at least one of the ICCA slot and the defer period of the LAA cell based on the baseline MCCA slot; and
synchronize and align baseline MCCA slots of multiple LAA cells managed by the eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,091,818

USER EQUIPMENT CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION FOR SIDELINK D2D COMMUNICATIONS USING ALLOCATED RESOURCE UNITS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of user equipment (UE) configured for direct communication with one or more other UEs, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processing circuitry, configured to:
demodulate signaling acquired from an enhanced node B (eNB), the signaling indicating resource configuration information for a sidelink communication, the sidelink communication comprising a device-to-device (D2D) communication between UEs;
modulate control information, for the D2D communication, for transmission within resources of a physical D2D control channel in accordance with a single-carrier frequency division multiplexing (SC-FDM) technique;
modulate data for the D2D communication for transmission within resources of a physical D2D shared channel, in accordance with the SC-FDM technique; and
generate a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) for transmission within resources allocated for D2D communications,
wherein resource blocks for the D2D communication are determined in accordance with a predefined hopping pattern when frequency hopping is enabled, and
wherein the DMRS is configured for demodulation of the physical D2D control Channel and the physical D2D shared channel by another UE.

US Pat. No. 10,091,817

BACKOFF MECHANISM FOR DYNAMIC CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT (CCA)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:receiving a packet from a device in an overlapping basic service set (OBSS), wherein a received power of the received packet is greater than a first power threshold that is associated with a first transmission power;
determining that a backoff condition has been satisfied;
increasing the first power threshold to a higher power level in the form of a second power threshold;
selecting, based at least in part on the backoff condition being satisfied, a second transmission power for a transmission, wherein the second transmission power is less than the first transmission power and is associated with the second power threshold
determining that a transmission time of the received packet or a transmission opportunity of the received packet has passed; and
selecting a third transmission power for the transmission based at least in part on the determination that the transmission time of the received packet or the transmission opportunity of the received packet has passed, wherein the third transmission power is greater than the second transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,091,815

USER EQUIPMENT SILENCING BASED ON CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT IN SHARED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:determining, by a wireless device, a clear channel assessment (CCA) in a shared radio frequency (RF) spectrum band has failed, wherein a radio access technology (RAT) operating in the shared RF spectrum band is synchronized with a RAT operating in a managed RF spectrum band;
transmitting, by the wireless device, a silencing signal in the managed RF spectrum band indicating that at least one neighboring user equipment (UE) is to suspend uplink (UL) transmission in the managed RF spectrum band, wherein transmitting the silencing signal is based at least in part on the determination; and
transmitting, by the wireless device, a message in the managed RF spectrum band based at least in part on the silencing signal.