US Pat. No. 10,536,956

INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for synchronized and slotted wireless communication in a wireless network, comprising:transmitting, by a first wireless device, downlink scheduling information to a second wireless device in the wireless network, the first wireless device and the second wireless device being associated with a first wireless link, the downlink scheduling information including a first link priority indication associated with the first wireless link;
receiving, by the first wireless device, a response signal from a third wireless device associated with a second wireless link different from the first wireless link, the response signal including a second link priority indication associated with the second wireless link and a direct link quality, a value of the direct link quality being based at least in part on the downlink scheduling information transmitted by the first wireless device;
determining, by the first wireless device, a signal quality metric associated with an impact of a scheduled downlink transmission of the first wireless link with respect to the third wireless device; and
adjusting, by the first wireless device, the scheduled downlink transmission based at least in part on the second link priority indication having a higher priority than the first link priority indication and the signal quality metric exceeding a signal quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,537,031

REFLOW SOLDERING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

SERVICE SUPPORT SPECIALTI...

1. A reflow soldering system comprising:a housing defining a chamber having a longitudinal axis;
a support member supporting a substrate within the chamber, the substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a heating assembly located within the chamber on a first side of the substrate so that the heating assembly faces the first surface of the substrate, the heating assembly configured to heat the substrate during a reflow soldering process;
a cooling assembly spaced apart from the heating assembly and located on a second side of the substrate so that the cooling assembly faces the second surface of the substrate, the cooling assembly configured to cool the substrate during the reflow soldering process without any contact between the cooling assembly and the substrate;
a first actuator unit operably coupled to: (1) the heating assembly and the cooling assembly; or (2) the support member; and
a control unit operably coupled to the first actuator unit to cause relative movement between the substrate and the heating and cooling assemblies in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis using the first actuator unit;
wherein the heating and cooling assemblies are aligned with one another and intersected by the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,537,023

PATTERNED GLASS LAYERS IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device having opposing front and rear faces and an interior, the electronic device comprising:a display on the front face;
a first glass layer that forms a housing wall on the rear face, wherein the first glass layer has an inner surface facing the interior and an opposing outer surface; and
a second glass layer that is thinner than the first glass layer, wherein the second glass layer has an outer surface and an opposing inner surface that faces the outer surface of the first glass layer and wherein the second glass layer has first and second regions with different appearances.

US Pat. No. 10,537,012

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ILLUMINATING LIVESTOCK

SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA COR...

1. A method of illuminating livestock comprising:providing a first plurality of lighting assemblies and a second plurality of lighting assemblies within a livestock housing facility;
illuminating the livestock with the first plurality of lighting assemblies and the second plurality of lighting assemblies by providing white light for a first predetermined period of time;
dimming the first plurality of lighting assemblies to provide a red light at a first predetermined wavelength between 620 nanometers (nm) and 780 nm for a second predetermined amount of time;
dimming the second plurality of lighting assemblies to provide a blue light at a second predetermined wavelength between 400 nm and 500 nm that attracts the livestock to food for a third predetermined amount of time; and
wherein a programmable dimming device is programmed to dim the first plurality of lighting assemblies from the white light to the first predetermined wavelength between 620 nm and 780 nm at a first time, and to dim the second plurality of lighting assemblies from the white light to the second predetermined wavelength between 400 nm and 500 nm at a second time.

US Pat. No. 10,536,933

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING DATA TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a UE (User Equipment) in a wireless communication system, comprising:the UE transmits information to a base station, wherein the information at least indicates time to start a very first transmission of periodic uplink transmission by the UE;
the UE receives, from the base station, a first configuration indicating a periodic uplink resource allocation in response to the information;
the UE receives, from the base station, a second configuration indicating a periodic uplink transmission interval in response to the information; and
the UE performs the periodic uplink transmission based on the periodic uplink resource allocation and the periodic uplink transmission interval.

US Pat. No. 10,536,919

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SERVICE LAYER DETACH COMMANDS AND ATTACH NOTIFICATIONS

IOT Holdings, Inc., Wilm...

1. A method of attaching a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a mobility management entity (MME), an initial attach request message from a WTRU;
receiving, by the MME, a subscriber information message, wherein the subscriber information message includes an address of an interworking function (IWF) network node;
in response to receipt of the subscriber information message, sending, by the MME, a WTRU connection request message to the IWF network node using the address of the IWF network node, wherein the WTRU connection request message is different than the initial attach request message, wherein the WTRU connection request message is sent on a condition that a back-off timer for the WTRU has expired; and
receiving, by the MME, a response message from the IWF network node, wherein the response message indicates whether a connection of the WTRU connection request message was authorized.

US Pat. No. 10,536,918

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DUAL REGISTRATION WITH MULTIPLE NETWORKS IN ONE OR MORE RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

12. A method in a user equipment for managing dual registration in one or more radio communication systems, the one or more radio communication systems including multiple networks each supporting a different radio access technology, the method comprising:establishing a communication connection between the user equipment and a first one of the multiple networks; and
establishing a communication connection between the user equipment and a second one of the multiple networks, while maintaining the communication connection between the user equipment and the first one of the multiple networks;
wherein a shared common control element in the user equipment manages the flow of information between the user equipment and each of the multiple networks via the respective communication connections, thereby allowing for parallel user equipment activity in at least the first one and the second one of the multiple networks;
wherein managing the flow of information between the user equipment and each of the multiple networks via the respective communication connections by the shared common control element includes apportioning the capabilities of the user equipment between the established communication connections;
wherein apportioning the capabilities of the user equipment between the established communication connections includes determining the amount of power to apply to each transmitter, which is associated with a respective one of the established communication connections; and
wherein when the sum of the power to be applied to each of the transmitters during parallel user equipment activity exceeds a maximum allowed transmit power of the user equipment, the method includes determining and applying a power back off to be applied to at least one of the transmitters.

US Pat. No. 10,536,877

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION CHANNEL SWITCHING IN A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A wireless access point (WAP) within a wireless network, the WAP comprising:a physical layer (PHY) device configured to communicate using a first communication channel from among a plurality of communication channels; and
a processor configured to:
broadcast a channel switching announcement signal to a plurality of communication devices using the first communication channel to announce its intention to switch from the first communication channel to a second communication channel from among the plurality of communication channels,
determine a quantity of communication devices from among the plurality of communication devices which support switching from the first communication channel to the second communication channel in less than a switching threshold, and
switch from the first communication channel to the second communication channel in response to the quantity of communication devices being greater than a supporting threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,536,813

ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION TRACKING, COMMUNICATION AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM WITH BEACON CLUSTERING

COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES,...

1. A method for determining a current location of an individual at a particular geographical area, said method comprising the steps of:a. receiving one or more wireless signals by an electronic device on the possession of the individual sent by one or more wireless beacons, said electronic device having and running an electronic identification, location tracking, communication and notification app (“App”), each wireless signal of the one or more wireless signals associated with a specific one beacon from the one or more wireless beacons, each of the signals of the one or more wireless signals having an unique identifier identifying the specific one beacon from the one or more wireless beacons that the signal was transmitted from, each of the one or more beacons located at a different spot within the particular geographical area; and
b. electronically forwarding at least some of the one or more wireless signals by the electronic device to an electronic identification, location tracking, communication and notification system (“System”) to determine the current location of the individual at the particular geographical area;
further comprising the steps of identifying the received wireless signal with a highest signal strength from the received one or more wireless signals, obtaining location information for the associated beacon which sent the signal with the highest signal strength from an electronic identification, location tracking, communication and notification database (“Database”) and selecting the location of the beacon which sent the wireless signal with the highest signal strength as a current location for the individual within the particular geographical area.

US Pat. No. 10,536,701

VIDEO CODING USING ADAPTIVE MOTION VECTOR RESOLUTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of entropy coding video data, the method comprising:when an absolute value of an x-component of a first motion vector difference value for a current block of video data is greater than zero, and when an absolute value of a y-component of the first motion vector difference value for the current block of video data is greater than zero, entropy coding, by a video coder, information representative of the first motion vector difference value, wherein entropy coding the information representative of the first motion vector difference value comprises:
coding, by the video coder, interleaved information from or into an encoded video bitstream, wherein the interleaved information includes information associated with the x-component of the first motion vector difference value and information associated with the y-component of the first motion vector difference value such that at least a first portion of the information associated with the y-component of the first motion vector difference value is coded before at least a first portion of the information associated with the x-component of the first motion vector difference value, and at least a second portion of the information associated with the x-component of the first motion vector difference value is coded before at least a second portion of the information associated with the y-component of the first motion vector difference value,
wherein the information associated with the x-component of the first motion vector difference value includes information indicative that the absolute value of the x-component of the first motion vector difference value for the current block of video data is greater than zero, information representative of the absolute value of the x-component of the first motion vector difference value, and a sign of the x-component of the first motion vector difference value, and
wherein the information associated with the y-component of the first motion vector difference value includes information indicative that the absolute value of the y-component of the first motion vector difference value is greater than zero, information representative of the absolute value of the y-component of the first motion vector difference value, and a sign of the y-component of the first motion vector difference value.

US Pat. No. 10,535,440

SNAP-IN INSERT FOR REACTIVITY CONTROL IN SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL POOLS AND CASKS

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, Ca...

1. A system for supporting spent nuclear fuel in a submerged environment comprising:a fuel rack comprising an array of cells, each cell comprising a plurality of cell walls, at least one of the cell walls of a first cell of the array of cells comprising a first locking protuberance;
a fuel assembly positioned within the first cell;
a neutron absorbing apparatus comprising:
a corner spine; and
a first wall and a second wall affixed to the corner spine to form a chevron shape, wherein each of the first and second walls comprises:
an absorption sheet affixed to the corner spine, the absorption sheet comprising a metal matrix composite having neutron absorbing particulate reinforcement; and
a guide sheet affixed to the absorption sheet, the guide sheet extending beyond a top edge of the absorption sheet;
wherein at least one of the first and second walls comprises a second locking protuberance; and
wherein the neutron absorbing apparatus is positioned in the first cell so that the first and second locking protuberances engage one another to retain the neutron absorbing apparatus in the first cell during removal of the fuel assembly from the first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,537,037

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display module;
a circuit module; and
a housing suitable for protecting the display module and the circuit module, the housing comprising:
a first transparent cover, at least a part of the first transparent cover presenting a curve;
a second transparent cover opposite to the first transparent cover, wherein the display module is disposed between the second transparent cover and the circuit module;
a frame connected between the periphery of the first transparent cover and the periphery of the second transparent cover, wherein the frame forms an accommodation space with the first transparent cover and the second transparent cover for accommodating the display module and the circuit module;
a first multi-layer stacked structure disposed on a first inner surface of the first transparent cover facing toward the second transparent cover and having a plurality of first optical layers stacked in sequence, wherein the first multi-layer stacked structure has different thicknesses in different regions; a first tinted layer disposed on the first multi-layer stacked structure;
wherein at least a part of the second transparent cover presents a curve, and the housing further comprises: a second multi-layer stacked structure disposed on a second inner surface of the second transparent cover facing stacked in sequence; and a second tinted layer disposed on the second multi-layer stacked structure.

US Pat. No. 10,537,032

MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR DISPLAY SCREEN

Ming Huang, Beijing (CN)...

1. A mounting structure for a display screen, comprising:a cabinet being comprised of: an outer frame; and a panel connected to the outer frame,
wherein said outer frame is connected to the panel through a lock mechanism in a locked state and is separated from the panel when the lock mechanism is opened,
wherein lower ends of the outer frame and of the panel are rotatably connected to each other, and upper ends thereof are fixedly connected to each other through the lock mechanism,
wherein the lower end of the outer frame is provided with a V-shaped groove, the lower end of the panel is provided with a corresponding V-shaped hook, and a plane in which the V-shaped groove lies is perpendicular to a plane in which the V-shaped hook lies such that a rotatable snap connection is formed by the V-shaped groove and the V-shaped hook,
wherein the lock mechanism comprises:
a locking rod fixedly connected to the upper end of the outer frame;
a locking box fixedly connected to the upper end of the panel; and
a slide channel that the locking rod can enter is opened at a side of the locking box facing the outer frame,
wherein the locking box has an interlock means comprised of a latch and a locking hook for locking the latch,
wherein the latch and the locking hook are rotatably connected to the locking box and are respectively provided with a return spring,
wherein the latch comprises a first tongue and a second tongue that form a U-shape opening for receiving the locking rod entering the slide channel,
wherein, in the opened state, the first and the second tongues respectively coincide with an edges of the slide channel, and as the panel is rotated toward the outer frame, the locking rod enters the U-shaped opening and abuts against the first tongue so as to rotate the latch,
wherein an end of the locking hook that is rotatably connected to the locking box is a connecting portion and another end thereof is a hook portion; an inner side of the hook portion and an outer side of the second tongue are retaining surfaces that are mutually retained; when the panel is connected to the outer frame, the hook portion is abutted against the outer side of the second tongue, thus preventing the latch containing the locking rod from rotating in a direction of releasing the locking rod, and
wherein an outer side of the first tongue, an inner side of the second tongue and an outer side of the hook portion are smoothly curved so as to prevent the hook portion from interference with the first and the second tongues during the locking.

US Pat. No. 10,537,022

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A flexible electronic system comprising:a battery;
a flexible electronic substrate including a first contact pad and a second contact pad, the first and second contact pads opposed to each other, and one of the first and second contact pads electrically coupled to the battery;
a base support fixedly attached to the flexible electronic substrate, the base support including an adhesive surface opposed to the flexible electronic substrate; and
a foil including a first portion removably coupled to at least a portion of the adhesive surface, and a second portion removably disposed between the first and second contact pads;
wherein removal of the second portion from between the first and second contact pads causes the battery to activate.

US Pat. No. 10,536,993

HEATING PASTE COMPOSITION, SURFACE TYPE HEATING ELEMENT USING THE SAME, AND PORTABLE LOW-POWER HEATER

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. A heating paste composition comprising:conductive particles including carbon nanotube particles and carbon nanoparticles;
a mixture binder including epoxy acrylate or hexamethylene diisocyanate, a polyvinyl acetal resin, and a phenol-based resin;
an organic solvent; and
a dispersant.

US Pat. No. 10,536,990

TELEPHONE BASE STATION FOR COMBINING MOBILE AND TERRESTRIAL TELEPHONE SERVICE

1. A system, comprising:a base station wirelessly connected to a first handset and a second handset, the base station comprising:
a first communication port configured to create a wireless connection to a first mobile telephone and a second mobile telephone via Bluetooth, where the first mobile telephone uses a first mobile telephone network and the second mobile telephone uses a second mobile telephone network, and where the first mobile telephone network is a GSM network, and the second mobile telephone network is a CDMA network;
a second communication port configured to create a terrestrial telephone connection to a first telephone network;
a processing circuit coupled to the first communication port and the second communication port; and
a display;
wherein the base station is configured to provide voice communications between the first handset and the second handset without using the first mobile telephone network, the second mobile telephone network, or the first telephone network;
wherein the base station retrieves a first contact list from the first mobile telephone and a second contact list from the second mobile telephone, and sends information from the first contact list and the second contact list to a memory of the first handset and the second handset;
wherein the base station is configured to receive a first incoming call via the first communication port, and send the first incoming call to one or more of the first handset and the second handset;
wherein the base station is configured to receive a second incoming call via the second communication port, and send the second incoming call to one or more of the first handset and the second handset;
wherein the base station is configured to receive a request to place an outgoing call from the first handset or the second handset, determine whether the outgoing call is to be sent via the first mobile telephone network, the second mobile telephone network, or the first telephone network, based on one or more factors, and select one of the first mobile telephone network, the second mobile telephone network, or the first telephone network for sending the outgoing call;
wherein the base station receives the first incoming call via the first mobile telephone, determines a wireless proximity of the first mobile telephone to the base station, and sends the first incoming call to one or more of the first handset and the second handset, only when the wireless proximity of the first mobile telephone is within a predetermined wireless proximity to the base station;
wherein the first handset and the second handset each include:
a display for showing call information, phone numbers, contact details, and battery life, and
the memory for storing the first contact list, the second contact list, and an incoming call list.

US Pat. No. 10,536,982

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for configuring, by a user equipment (UE), a cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including a secondary cell (SCell) configuration for configuring a new SCell;
configuring the new SCell based on the SCell configuration;
when the RRC connection reconfiguration message further includes initial state information of the new SCell indicating an initial state of the new SCell is an activated state:
configuring the new SCell based on the new SCell being in the activated state, and
transmitting or receiving data via the new SCell which is activated upon configuring the new SCell; and
when the RRC connection reconfiguration message does not include the initial state information of the new SCell:
configuring the new SCell based on the new SCell being in a deactivated state,
receiving information for activating the new SCell,
activating the new SCell based on the information, and
transmitting or receiving data via the new SCell which has been activated based on the information.

US Pat. No. 10,536,966

PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL AND HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST FEEDBACK FOR MULTEFIRE COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a base station, the method comprising:assigning a downlink subframe that is a first occurring downlink subframe in a data frame;
transmitting an encoded control signal during a first transmission opportunity, the encoded control signal comprising a common portion for receiving devices, the common portion indicating a structure of the data frame, the encoded control signal further comprising a device specific portion for a specific receiving device, the device specific portion indicating uplink grants and downlink grants during the data frame for the specific receiving device, wherein at least the common portion of the encoded control signal is transmitted during the downlink subframe;
transmitting a shared data signal during a plurality of downlink subframes during the first transmission opportunity; and
transmitting the shared data signal during a second transmission opportunity that is subsequent to the first transmission opportunity.

US Pat. No. 10,536,965

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a data by a communication device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including a first scheduling information set in a subframe (SF) #n; and
receiving, from the BS, a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a SF #(n+X), based on the first scheduling information set and a second scheduling information set,
wherein the second scheduling information set and the X are obtained based on a control channel resource in which the PDCCH is received in the SF #n, and
wherein the second scheduling information set is configured by being linked to the control channel resource via a higher layer.

US Pat. No. 10,536,959

RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS IN WHICH REMOTE UNITS ARE CONFIGURED TO PERFORM AT LEAST SOME BASEBAND PROCESSING

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A communication system comprising:remote units to communicate with mobile devices using radio frequency (RF) signals, the RF signals including information destined for, or originating from, at least one of the mobile devices, and wherein the remote units comprise radio frequency transceivers to communicate with the mobile devices;
a controller comprising a real-time scheduler configured to assign airlink resources to the mobile devices for communication, wherein the controller is configured to perform at least some baseband processing;
wherein the remote units are configured to perform at least some baseband processing, the at least some baseband processing performed at the remote units comprises receiving and extracting the information on an uplink control channel; and
wherein the at least some baseband processing performed at the controller comprises setting periods and phases for transmissions from one or more of the mobile devices, based on at least one location of the one or more mobile devices, so that transmissions from the one or more of the mobile devices do not overlap with transmissions of one or more other of the mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 10,536,946

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING NETWORK SLICING IN A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for execution by an access point (AP) within a radio access network (RAN), the method comprising:receiving, by the AP, data for transmission to a User Equipment (UE); and
wirelessly transmitting, by the AP, the received data to the UE using a set of transmission parameters associated with a RAN slice associated with the received data, wherein the RAN slice is selected from a set of RAN slices supported by the AP and the UE to enable the AP to provide different services for the UE using a common carrier, the transmission parameters associated with the RAN slices in the set of RAN slices including: (i) a respective frequency sub-band assignment within a frequency band of the common carrier; and (ii) a respective air interface configuration enabling the different services provided by the AP to the UE to be isolated from each other within the frequency band of the common carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,536,945

SPLITTING COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

9. A network device comprising:a processing resource; and
a receiver to receive messages from a plurality of wireless client devices on a communication band, including at least a first message received from a first wireless client device and a second message received from a second wireless device;
a memory storing instructions executable by the processing resource to:
determine a capability of each of the plurality of wireless client devices operating on an unlicensed wireless spectrum for complying with one or more of a plurality of wireless specifications based on information in the messages from the plurality of wireless devices;
upon determining that the capabilities of at least the first wireless device and the second wireless device for complying with the plurality of wireless specifications are different, split communication channels on the unlicensed wireless spectrum into a plurality of communication channel groups based on the determined capabilities of the plurality of wireless devices, including at least a first portion of the communication channels for a first communication channel group and a second portion of the communication channels for a second communication channel group; and
operate each of the communication channel groups according to a respective specification of the plurality of specifications, including operating the first communication channel group in accordance with a first wireless specification and operating the second communication channel group in accordance with a second wireless specification.

US Pat. No. 10,536,938

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a user equipment (UE) for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, configuration information comprising first information related to resources being not available for a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a serving cell;
receiving, by the UE, a signaling message comprising second information indicating a plurality of starting symbols related to the PDSCH;
receiving, by the UE, control information for scheduling the PDSCH, the control information comprising a first information field indicating a starting symbol among the plurality of starting symbols; and
receiving, by the UE, downlink data on resources of the PDSCH based on the starting symbol indicated by the first information field,
wherein the resources of the PDSCH are determined based on the first information in the configuration information, and the starting symbol is identified based on the second information in the signaling message and the first information field in the control information.

US Pat. No. 10,536,931

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND TERMINAL DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus in a first frequency band, the first frequency band being a licensed frequency band, and a second frequency band, the second frequency band being an unlicensed frequency band, the base station apparatus comprising:CS determination circuitry configured to perform a carrier sense in the second frequency band; and
wireless transmission circuitry configured to transmit a first downlink signal in the first frequency band and a second downlink signal in the second frequency band, wherein
the wireless transmission circuitry transmits the first downlink signal in at least a first slot of a subframe on the first frequency band, and
in a case where the CS determination circuitry determines that communication is idle in the second frequency band after the carrier sense, the wireless transmission circuitry starts transmission of the second downlink signal in a second slot of the subframe on the second frequency band, and continues the transmission for a period of time, the period of time being equal to or less than a prescribed time.

US Pat. No. 10,536,923

TWO-DIMENSIONAL ENCOUNTER LOCATION DETECTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. At least one machine accessible storage medium having code stored thereon, the code when executed on a machine, causes the machine to:detect, using movement sensors provisioned on a first device, a movement of the first device, wherein the movement causes the first device to change position within an environment;
update location information for the first device based on the movement to identify the first device at a first location within the environment;
detect, at the first device, a sequence of signals from a second device in the environment over a span of time;
determine, for each of the sequence of signals, a respective distance between the first and second devices corresponding to a respective instance in the span of time when the respective signal was sent by the second device, wherein the determined distances comprise a plurality of distances corresponding to the sequence of signals, and at least one of the sequence of signals is received prior to determining the movement;
determine that the number of determined distances in the plurality of distances exceeds a particular number needed to derive the location of the first device from the plurality of distances;
derive an updated location of the first device from the plurality of distances based on determining that the number of determined distances exceeds the particular number, wherein the updated location is based on the movement and the number of determined distances; and
update location for the first device to reflect the updated location in the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,536,914

SYNCHRONIZING A 5G COMMUNICATION CHANNEL USING A 4G TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION PARAMETER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for clock synchronization in a communication system having first circuitry coupled to a first communication channel and second circuitry, the method comprising:generating a first timing synchronization parameter; and
synchronizing the second circuitry to a second communication channel using the first timing synchronization parameter, wherein the first timing synchronization parameter comprises a second timing reference associated with the second communication channel, and the method further comprises:
providing the second timing reference associated with the second communication channel to the first circuitry;
comparing the second timing reference associated with the second communication channel against a first timing reference associated with the first communication channel;
calculating a frequency offset based on a difference between the second timing reference and the first timing reference;
developing a control signal based on the frequency offset; and
using the control signal to adjust the second timing reference associated with the second communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,536,909

POWER HEADROOM REPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS OF UE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for reporting a power headroom (PH) by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first power headroom report (PHR) based on a first uplink resource allocated to a serving cell;
determining whether a second uplink resource is allocated to the serving cell;
identifying whether power backoff due to power management has changed more than a threshold since a transmission of the first PHR, in case that the second uplink resource is allocated to the serving cell; and
transmitting, to a base station, a second PHR based on the second uplink resource, in case that the power backoff due to the power management has changed more than the threshold since the transmission of the first PHR,
wherein the second PHR is transmitted based on a first type PHR of the first type PHR and a second type PHR, and
wherein the first type PHR includes the PH for each of at least one serving cell and bitmap information indicating a serving cell for which the PH is to be reported.

US Pat. No. 10,536,904

PARALLEL TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages comprising:
first configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped in a plurality of cell groups comprising:
a first cell group comprising one or more first cells of a first type of radio access technology; and
a second cell group comprising one or more second cells of a second type of radio access technology that is different from the first type of radio access technology;
a first power parameter indicating a first maximum total power value allowed for uplink transmission via the first cell group; and
a second power parameter indicating a second maximum total power value allowed for uplink transmission via the second cell group;
determining a total transmission power exceeding a first power value, wherein the total transmission power is based on:
a first power for transmission of one or more first uplink signals via the first cell group, wherein the first power is less than or equal to the first maximum total power value; and
a second power for transmission of one or more second uplink signals via the second cell group, wherein the second power is less than or equal to the second maximum total power value;
dropping scheduled transmission of the one or more first uplink signals of the first cell group in response to the first cell group being of the first type of radio access technology so that an updated total transmission power does not exceed the first power value; and
transmitting, to the base station, at least one of the one or more second uplink signals with the updated total transmission power via the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,536,902

ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR RECEIVING PUSHED DATA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of using a mobile device to communicate with a cellular network, the mobile device comprising a first processor for communicating with the cellular network, a second processor for implementing applications, and radio frequency circuitry for transmission and reception of wireless signals, the method comprising:by the first processor:
obtaining a keep-alive packet from the second processor;
sending the keep-alive packet one or more times over a data connection between the mobile device and the cellular network while the second processor is in a low-power mode;
receiving from a server a notification of pending data; and
causing the second processor to exit the low-power mode to receive at least a portion of the pending data via the data connection;
wherein the second processor enters the low-power mode after providing the keep alive packet to the first processor.

US Pat. No. 10,536,897

ENERGY EFFICIENT OPERATION OF RADIO NETWORK NODES AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES IN NB-IOT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

8. A wireless communication device, comprising:at least one processor; and
memory containing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the wireless communication device to:
receive a pattern of synchronization signals from a radio network node during a cell search period;
detect an operating state of the radio network node based on the pattern of the received synchronization signals;
in response to detecting that the operating state is a restricted operating state:
transmit an access request to the radio network node; and
learn a transmit switch-off period of the radio network node, wherein the transmit switch-off period is a period of time during which a transmitter of the radio network node is switched off to save power when the radio network node is in the restricted operating state; and
adapt the cell search period for a subsequent cell search based on the learned transmit switch-off period.

US Pat. No. 10,536,892

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for data transmission, comprising:determining, by a transmission device, a plurality of wireless links through which data is to be transmitted between the transmission device and a reception device; and
transmitting, by the transmission device, physical-layer transmission blocks including identical Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) to the reception device through the determined plurality of wireless links,
wherein, redundancy versions of the physical-layer transmission blocks including the identical MAC PDUs are partially the same, or completely different.

US Pat. No. 10,536,876

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING CONTROL INFORMATION USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) transceiver to receive a first message over a first carrier in a first band in a downlink sub-frame of a first radio frame in a communications link, the communications link comprising interband carriers aggregated over a primary and a secondary cell;
a processor coupled to the RF transceiver; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory to store instructions operable on the processor to:
determine a downlink sub-frame in which the downlink transmission is received; and
adjust timing of a reply message to be sent by the RF transceiver in response to the first message so as to coincide with a predetermined uplink sub-frame of a radio frame; and
the memory to store an adapted downlink association set index, the adapted downlink association set index to map, for each of a multiplicity of uplink-downlink configurations, one or more downlink sub-frames for carrying the first message to a common uplink sub-frame of a radio frame for carrying the reply message.

US Pat. No. 10,536,872

COMMUNICATION METHOD, ACCESS POINT, AND STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An access point, comprising:a first receiving unit configured to receive a first channel quality measurement report from a first station and a second channel quality measurement report from a second station, wherein the first channel quality measurement report indicates a first channel noise value measured during a first time period by the first station in a second antenna mode when a third station and a fourth station communicate with each other in a first antenna mode, and wherein the second channel quality measurement report indicates a second channel noise value measured during the first time period by the second station in the second antenna mode when the third station and the fourth station communicate with each other in the first antenna mode; and
a first sending unit configured to send an grant frame if at least one of the first and second channel noise values received by the first receiving unit and measured by at least one of the first station and the second station in the second antenna mode is greater than a first threshold, wherein the grant frame includes first instruction information used to instruct to change the first antenna mode to an antenna mode other than the first antenna mode and/or to change the second antenna mode to an antenna mode other than the second antenna mode.

US Pat. No. 10,536,859

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC CONTROL AND UTILIZATION OF QUASI-LICENSED WIRELESS SPECTRUM

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OP...

1. A computerized method for enhancing wireless connectivity for at least one mobile client device, the mobile client device comprising first and second wireless interfaces configured to use first and second wireless protocols, respectively, the computerized method comprising:receiving indication that operation of the mobile client device using the first wireless interface within a first frequency band is below a prescribed level of performance;
evaluating available spectrum within a second frequency band utilized by the second wireless interface; and
based at least on the evaluating, causing the mobile client device to transition from the first wireless interface to the second wireless interface;
wherein the first frequency band comprises an unlicensed band, and the second frequency band comprises a quasi-licensed band.

US Pat. No. 10,536,856

COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD THEREFOR

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A first communication apparatus comprising:a generating unit configured to generate first information used in a communication parameter setting processing relating to a communication parameter, which is used for performing wireless communication of encryption type compliant with IEEE802.11 standard, by performing calculation according to a predetermined algorithm for a PIN held by the first communication apparatus;
a reception unit configured to receive second information, which is used in the communication parameter setting processing, from a second communication apparatus via wireless communication compliant with IEEE802.11 standard;
an authentication unit configured to perform authentication in the communication parameter setting processing, wherein the authentication is succeeded in a case where the first information and the second information match, and the authentication is failed in a case where the first information and the second information do not match;
a transmitting unit configured to transmit, in a case where the authentication performed by the authentication unit is succeeded, the communication parameter to the second communication apparatus via wireless communication compliant with IEEE802.11 standard, and not to transmit, in a case where the authentication performed by the authentication unit is failed, the communication parameter to the second communication apparatus via wireless communication compliant with IEEE802.11 standard; and
a communication unit configured to communicate data comprising a captured image via a wireless communication of the encryption type compliant with IEEE802.11 standard with the second communication apparatus based on the communication parameter after transmission of the communication parameter by the transmitting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,536,849

SECURITY CONTEXT HANDLING IN 5G DURING CONNECTED MODE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for transferring a security context during a handover of a user equipment, the method implemented by one or more core network nodes in a core network of the wireless communication network, wherein the one or more core network nodes provide a source Third Generation Partnership Project Fifth Generation systems (3GPP-5G) Access and Mobility Management Function, the method comprising:receiving, from a source base station, a first handover message indicating that a handover of the user equipment is needed;
generating a new non-access stratum key responsive to determining that an operator specific policy is met;
sending, responsive to the first handover message, the new non-access stratum key to a target 3GPP-5G Access and Mobility Management Function; and
sending, to the user equipment, a second handover message including:
a key change indicator flag set to a value indicating a change of the non-access stratum key; and
an indication of at least one non-access stratum security algorithm selected by the target 3GPP-5G Access and Mobility Management Function and indicating a non-access stratum security algorithm to be used by the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,536,841

METHOD FOR REPORTING CAPABILITY INFORMATION AND DUAL MODE USER EQUIPMENT ADAPTED THERETO

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting capability information by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first message requesting a radio access capability of the terminal;
identifying first capability information by considering both of a frequency division duplex (FDD) mode and a time division duplex (TDD) mode;
identifying second capability information by considering either the FDD mode or the TDD mode; and
transmitting, to the base station, a second message including at least one of the first capability information and the second capability information.

US Pat. No. 10,536,839

USER EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION REDISTRIBUTION IN A MSC POOL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for redistributing a registration of a user equipment from a first MSC to a second MSC, wherein the first MSC and the second MSC are members of a pool of MSCs, the user equipment being registered in the first MSC and being attached to the first MSC via a packet control node, the method comprising:receiving, by the first MSC, an instruction to redistribute user equipment registrations;
sending, by the first MSC, a redistribution order to the packet control node, wherein the redistribution order comprises at least one identifier of a user equipment registration to be redistributed;
triggering, by the packet control node, the user equipment to perform a routing or tracking area update procedure, wherein triggering the user equipment to perform a routing or tracking area update procedure comprises sending a detach instruction to the user equipment; and
triggering, by the packet control node, the user equipment to be registered to the second MSC.

US Pat. No. 10,536,824

BAND USAGE INFORMATION GENERATING AND REPORTING METHOD, CHARGING METHOD, ENODEB, AND MME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A method performed by a base station, comprising:generating band usage information for charging, wherein the band usage information relates to band usage of at least a first band and a second band, the first band is a licensed band and the second band is an unlicensed band both supported by the base station, traffic is assigned to respective bands by the base station, and the band usage information includes information on second band data usage on a per bearer basis and per time interval, wherein the time interval is configured as time between two trigger events for a passive trigger issued by an entity in a core network (CN) and configured as time from last reporting to current reporting for an active trigger issued by the base station; and
reporting the band usage information to an entity in the CN periodically, for the passive trigger or the active trigger, per the time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,536,819

MISSED TELEPHONE CALL MANAGEMENT FOR A PORTABLE MULTIFUNCTION DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display:
displaying a list of items comprising prior telephone calls;
detecting user selection of an item in the list, and, in response to the user selection of the item, removing the displayed list of items and displaying a plurality of contact objects for a caller corresponding to the user selected item; the plurality of contact objects comprising:
a first contact object associated with a telephonic communication modality for calling the caller, and
a second contact object associated with a non-telephonic communication modality for contacting the caller; and
detecting user selection of the second contact object, and, in response to the user selection of the second contact object, preparing a communication with the caller via the non-telephonic modality corresponding to the second contact object.

US Pat. No. 10,536,818

INLINE MESSAGING

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

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by at least one data processor, perform operations, the operations comprising:providing a user interface on a mobile device, wherein the user interface provides a sequential string of multiple text messages on the mobile device;
receiving, via the user interface, a selection of a location between a first message and a second message within the sequential string of multiple messages on the mobile device;
receiving a new message via the user interface; and,
causing the new message to be transmitted,
wherein the new message is inserted for display between the first message and the second message within the sequential string of multiple messages.

US Pat. No. 10,536,816

MOBILE DEVICE THAT CREATES A COMMUNICATION GROUP BASED ON THE MOBILE DEVICE IDENTIFYING PEOPLE CURRENTLY LOCATED AT A PARTICULAR LOCATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:automatically identifying, by at least a first mobile device currently located at a particular location, a plurality of people currently located at the particular location, wherein the identifying the plurality of people currently located at the particular location comprises:
capturing or receiving, at the particular location, at least one image of a portion of the plurality of people currently located at the particular location;
initiating image recognition processing on the at least one image of the portion of the plurality of people currently located at the particular location, the image recognition processing comprising determining features of at least one garment worn by at least one person of the portion of the plurality of the people depicted in the at least one image;
broadcasting a message to other mobile devices currently located at the particular location, the broadcast message indicating the at least one determined feature of the at least one garment and requesting the person wearing the garment to respond to the message; and
receiving from a mobile device of the person wearing the garment a response to the broadcast message indicating that person's user information; and
responsive to automatically identifying, by at least the first mobile device currently located at the particular location, the plurality of people currently located at the particular location, automatically creating, by at least the first mobile device, a communication group including at least the person wearing the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,536,811

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF BEACON BROADCASTS WITH RANGE OF RELEVANCE

Industrial Scientific Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of beacons, wherein each beacon broadcasts a message comprising informational data and data regarding minimum received signal strength for the relevance of message, each beacon comprising:
a transmitter;
a processor;
a memory; and
a power source;
wherein a receiving device determines the relevance of a current message of a beacon of the plurality by comparing the minimum received signal strength for the relevance of the current message to the actual received signal strength of the current message,
wherein, if the actual signal strength of the current message is greater than or equal to the minimum received signal strength for the relevance of the current message, the receiving device is within a range of relevance of the current message and attends to the informational data.

US Pat. No. 10,536,806

INTELLIGENT LOCATION-BASED PUZZLE

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A method comprising:periodically monitoring, by a server, location of an electronic device using unique beacon identifiers received via the electronic device;
when the server detects the electronic device within a first proximity zone for a first time:
displaying, by the server on the electronic device, a first media element corresponding to a first piece of a puzzle; and
when the server detects the electronic device within a second proximity zone for a second time:
displaying, by the server on the electronic device, a second media element corresponding to a second piece of the puzzle, wherein the first media element and the second media element are not consecutive pieces of the puzzle.

US Pat. No. 10,536,802

TRACKING DEVICE OPERATION IN BEHAVIOR-CLASSIFIED ZONE

Tile, Inc., San Mateo, C...

15. A central tracking system, comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing executable instructions that, when executed, perform steps comprising:
receiving, by the central tracking system from a mobile device, a location of the tracking device, the mobile device configured to provide the location of the tracking device to the central tracking system in response to receiving a communication from the tracking device;
determining, by the central tracking system, an expected behavior of the tracking device based at least in part on the received location of the tracking device;
selecting, by the central tracking system, an operating mode for the tracking device from a set of operating modes based on the expected behavior of the tracking device; and
providing, by the central tracking system, an instruction to the mobile device to configure the tracking device to operate in the selected operating mode, the mobile device configured to configure the tracking device to operate in the selected operating mode in response to receiving the instruction; and
a processor for executing the instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,536,794

INTELLIGENT AUDIO RENDERING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one non-transitory memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
apply a selection criterion or criteria to a sound object present in a recorded sound scene, wherein the selection criterion or criteria assess one or more rendering properties of sound of the sound object, wherein at least one of the one or more rendering properties comprises one of:
amplitude,
equalization, or
reverberation;
where the sound object satisfies the selection criterion or criteria, perform one of correct or incorrect rendering of the sound object; and
where the sound object does not satisfy the selection criterion or criteria, perform the other of correct or incorrect rendering of the sound object, wherein the correct rendering of the sound object comprises at least rendering the sound object present in the recorded sound scene at a correct position within a rendered sound scene compared to the recorded sound scene, and wherein the incorrect rendering of the sound object comprises at least rendering the sound object present in the recorded sound scene at an incorrect position in the rendered sound scene compared to the recorded sound scene.

US Pat. No. 10,536,783

TECHNIQUE FOR DIRECTING AUDIO IN AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A hearing aid for use by an end user, comprising:at least one sensor configured for detecting a focus of the end user on a real sound source;
an adaptive microphone assembly configured for converting sounds into electrical signals;
at least one speaker configured for converting the electrical signals to sounds for perception by the end user; and
a control subsystem configured for modifying, based on
the detected focus of the end user,
a direction of a greatest sensitivity of the adaptive microphone assembly, and
a distance of the greatest sensitivity of the adaptive microphone assembly,
wherein the control subsystem is configured for processing the electrical signals to compare characteristics of a first sound originating from the real sound source to characteristics of a second sound originating from a different source, emphasizing sounds having the same type of characteristics as the characteristics of the first sound, and deemphasizing sounds having the same type of characteristics as the second sound.

US Pat. No. 10,536,779

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electroacoustic transducer comprising:an ultrasonic element including a diaphragm that includes a first main surface and a second main surface located at opposing positions and a support frame defining a hole facing the diaphragm and supporting the diaphragm;
a case body including a top plate portion opposing the first main surface, a bottom plate portion opposing the second main surface, and a peripheral wall portion connecting the top plate portion and the bottom plate portion, the case body accommodating the ultrasonic element therein and including a sound hole is provided; and
a fixing portion fixing the ultrasonic element to the case body by joining the support frame and the bottom plate portion; wherein
the fixing portion is partially provided along a circumferential direction of the support frame such that a space between the second main surface and the bottom plate portion communicates with a space around the ultrasonic element;
an acoustic path connecting the first main surface and the second main surface and the sound hole and generating resonance in the case body is provided in the case body; and
the fixing portion is defined by a die bonding agent including a spherical spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,536,764

INTEGRATING WAX GUARDS INTO EARPHONE EAR TIPS

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An ear tip for an earphone, comprising:an interior mating surface for attaching the ear tip to the earphone, the interior mating surface at least partially surrounding a cavity where the earphone will be located when the ear tip is so attached,
an outer surface including features corresponding to human ear anatomy,
a nozzle extension providing a passageway from the interior cavity to space outside the ear tip,
a wax guard in the nozzle extension, the wax guard blocking the passageway, and
a plurality of holes through the wax guard, the holes sized and arranged to allow sound to pass along the passageway, while inhibiting ear wax from passing along the passageway,
wherein the holes are tapered in diameter along their extent through the wax guard, having narrower ends on a surface of the wax guard facing out of the passageway and wider ends on a surface of the wax guard facing towards the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,536,754

DIGITAL DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling a digital television, the method comprising:outputting a content in a content area, wherein the content is received via a tuner of the digital television;
recognizing audio data included in the content when the content does not have content information;
requesting the content information to a server by transmitting the recognized audio data to the server;
obtaining the content information of the content which is currently being outputted, wherein obtaining the content information of the content being outputted comprises obtaining electronic program guide (EPG) information on the content being outputted, and obtaining the content information of the content from the obtained EPG information;
obtaining at least one associated keyword corresponding to the obtained content information, wherein the at least one associated keyword changes depending on an information table stored in a memory, further the information table identifies a relationship between the at least one associated keyword and a genre of the content being outputted;
retrieving a plurality of pieces of associated information related to the content using an associated search term containing the obtained at least one associated keyword and the content information;
dividing the display area into the content area and an associated information area;
outputting the retrieved plurality of pieces of associated information and a plurality of associated information objects, which can be selected for the plurality of the pieces of the associated information, respectively, in the associated information area while outputting the content in the content area; and
receiving at least a search keyword via another device from a user,
wherein the plurality of associated information objects respectively correspond to next broadcast information of the first content, a genre channel, a video for the first content, an original original sound track (OST) of the first content, cast members of the first content, and ratings of the first content, and
wherein the method further comprises displaying the next broadcast information, an image of the genre channel, a thumbnail image of the video for the first content, an image of the OST of the first content, and information on the cast members of the first content.

US Pat. No. 10,536,746

MEDIA CHANNEL IDENTIFICATION WITH MULTI-MATCH DETECTION AND DISAMBIGUATION BASED ON LOCATION

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A method comprising:detecting by a computing system that digital fingerprint data representing media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple instances of reference fingerprint data each corresponding with a different respective channel;
responsive to the detecting, performing by the computing system disambiguation based at least in part on a location of the media presentation device, to determine which channel the media presentation device is receiving the media content on, wherein performing the disambiguation comprises, based at least in part on a match between the location of the media presentation device and a location associated with a particular one of the multiple instances of reference fingerprint data, determining that the respective channel with which the particular instance of reference fingerprint data corresponds is the channel that the media presentation device is receiving media content on; and
taking action based on the determined channel.

US Pat. No. 10,536,741

SYNCHRONIZING INTERNET (“OVER THE TOP”) VIDEO STREAMS FOR SIMULTANEOUS FEEDBACK

PHILO, INC., San Francis...

1. An article of manufacture comprising:a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium that provides instructions that, when executed by a machine, will cause the machine to perform operations comprising,
receiving from a centralized system information from which the machine determines a current position of a watch party in a video at a current time, wherein the watch party was created responsive to communications between one of a set of one or more current participants and the centralized system, wherein the centralized system transmits through a content delivery network to each of the set of one or more current participants of the watch party video segment files to playback a video via an adaptive bit rate protocol, wherein the current position of the watch party is a time indication of a location within the video at which all participants in the watch party are expected to be playing back the video at the current time;
causing the machine to start downloading the video segment files to begin playback of the video at a seek position that is ahead of the current position of the watch party in the video by a prediction of an amount of time needed for the participant to download enough of the video segment files of the video to begin playback, wherein the seek position is a time indication of a location within the video at which all participants in the watch party are expected to be playing back the video when the participant is ready to start playback of the video;
when enough of the video segments files have been downloaded to begin playback, determining that the seek position is outside of a first threshold amount of time of the current position of the watch party in the video assuming uninterrupted playback by the others in the set of one or more current participants; and
causing the machine to begin playback of the video at a different playback rate than that of the watch party until a current position of the participant in the video is within the first threshold amount of time of the current position of the watch party in the video at the current time, wherein the current position of the participant is a time indication of a location within the video at which the participant is playing back the video.

US Pat. No. 10,536,738

SHARING TELEVISION AND VIDEO PROGRAMMING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computer systems, accessing a graph comprising a plurality of ownership edges, each particular ownership edge indicating that a particular user corresponding to a particular first node owns a particular device corresponding to a particular second node;
by the one or more computer systems, determining, from the graph, a first device owned by a first user and second device owned by a second user; and
by the one or more computer systems, providing media content that the first user is currently viewing on the first device for display on the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,536,729

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND MEDIA FOR TRANSFORMING FINGERPRINTS TO DETECT UNAUTHORIZED MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting unauthorized content items, the method comprising:receiving, via a user interface, criteria relating to an application of a circumvention technique to one or more video content items, wherein the criteria includes abuse criteria that describes the circumvention technique;
determining whether the circumvention technique has been applied to other video content items by determining a transform to reverse the circumvention technique, applying the determined transform to a plurality of video content items to obtain a plurality of transformed video content items, and comparing each transformed video content item to reference video content items; and
causing an action to be performed on a matching video content item in response to determining that the circumvention technique has been applied.

US Pat. No. 10,536,716

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIDEO MOTION COMPENSATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A video coder device for predictive coding of a video stream of subsequent frames according to motion compensation into an encoded video bit stream, the video coder device comprising:a frame buffer adapted to store at least one reference frame of the video stream, the at least one reference frame being different from a current frame of the video stream; and
a processor, configured to:
generate a motion vector by estimating motion between a reference block of the at least one reference frame and a current block of the current frame;
select one of a plurality of filters depending on the orientation of the motion vector;
generate a filtered reference block by applying the selected filter to the reference block; and
generate a filtered prediction block of the current block on the basis of the current block and the filtered reference block.

US Pat. No. 10,536,712

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS AND MOVING PICTURE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture decoding apparatus that decodes a current block, the moving picture decoding apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory storage, the processor performing, using the non-transitory storage, processes including:
deriving a first motion vector candidate, the first motion vector candidate being a first motion vector that has been used to decode a first block;
deriving a second motion vector candidate, the second motion vector candidate being a second motion vector that has been used to decode a second block that is different from the first block;
generating a new candidate, the new candidate being a combination of the first motion vector candidate and the second motion vector candidate; and
decoding the current block by using a candidate from among a plurality of candidates including the new candidate.

US Pat. No. 10,536,706

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SHARING A CANDIDATE LIST

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for decoding a video signal comprising:determining, based on a size of a block, whether a first sub-block of the block and a second sub-block of the block share a single merging candidate list, the block comprising the first sub-block of the block and the second sub-block of the block;
deriving, when the first sub-block of the block and the second sub-block of the block share the single merging candidate list, at least one merging candidate relating to the first sub-block of the block based on a pixel position and the size of the block; and
generating a first merging candidate list for the first sub-block of the block based on the merging candidate, and
wherein the determining whether the first sub-block of the block and the second sub-block of the block share the single merging candidate list is determined based on a result of comparison the size of the block and a predetermined size.

US Pat. No. 10,536,705

INTER-PLANE PREDICTION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for decoding a data stream encoded with a video including pictures of a scene represented by multiple arrays of information samples, comprising: an extractor configured for:extracting, from the data stream, a first set of coding parameters including a first intra coding parameter associated with a first intra coding block in a first array of information samples that represents a first color component of the video, wherein the first set of coding parameters is to be used for reconstructing the first intra coding block in an intra coding mode and the first intra coding parameter indicates an angle of direction of intra prediction within the first array,
extracting, from the data stream, inter-plane interchange information associated with a second intra coding block in a second array of information samples that represents a second color component of the video, wherein the inter-plane interchange information signals whether intra coding information of the second intra coding block in the intra coding mode is to be derived based on a combination of the reconstructed first intra coding block and one or more of a second set of coding parameters, and
responsive to the inter-plane interchange information indicating no derivation of the intra coding information of the second intra coding block based on the combination, extracting, from the data stream, the second set of coding parameters including a second intra coding parameter which indicates an angle of direction of intra prediction within the second array; and
a predictor configured for:
responsive to the inter-plane interchange information indicating derivation of the intra coding information of the second intra coding block based on the combination, deriving the intra coding information for the second intra coding block based on the combination of the reconstructed first intra coding block and the one or more of the second set of coding parameters, and
predicting the second intra coding block based on the second set of coding parameters including the second intra coding parameter to generate a predicted second intra coding block based on the intra coding mode, wherein the first and second arrays of information samples represent different types of spatially sampled information of the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,536,703

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO QUALITY ASSESSMENT BASED ON CONTENT COMPLEXITY

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for assessing video quality of a video included in a bitstream, wherein the method is configured to be executed on a processor, the method comprising:determining a parameter responsive to a variance of prediction residuals of a block of a picture in the video;
adjusting the determined parameter responsive to encoding configuration of the block, wherein the encoding configuration includes at least one of a picture type and GOP (Group of Picture) structure; and
determining a quality metric, representative of video quality of the video included in the bitstream, in response to the adjusted parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,536,699

MOVING IMAGE CODING DEVICE, MOVING IMAGE CODING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING MOVING IMAGE CODING PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A moving image encoding device comprising:a memory that stores a set of instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the set of instructions to:
quantize data of an image included in an encoding target image by using a plurality of quantization parameters separately for each of the plurality of quantization parameters;
store, in storage, a plurality of pieces of quantized data of the image, each of the plurality of pieces of quantized data being associated with a quantization parameter used when quantizing;
extract a piece of predetermined-quantized data of the image from the storage, the piece of the predetermined-quantized data being quantized by using a predetermined quantization parameter;
encode the extracted piece of predetermined-quantized data of the image to generate a bit stream; and
determine, by using information of the bit stream, a predetermined quantization parameter to be used when extracting a piece of predetermined-quantized data of the image next time and thereafter.

US Pat. No. 10,536,511

FEED MODELING INCORPORATING EXPLICIT FEEDBACK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:generating explicit input data describing digital content preferences of a particular member of a social networking service (SNS) based on a communication including explicit feedback data, the communication being received from a client device associated with the particular member;
accessing feature data pertaining to one or more items of digital content determined to be relevant to the particular member, the feature data describing one or more characteristics associated with the one or more items;
generating, using one or more hardware processors and a two-stage process, a feed of items of digital content for the particular member based on the explicit input data and the feature data, the generating at a first stage of the two-stage process including ranking, using one or more first-pass rankers for a plurality of types of items of digital content, a plurality of items of digital content of the plurality of types, the ranking by the one or more first-pass rankers resulting in a plurality of ranked item lists of the plurality of types, the generating at a second stage of the two-stage process including aggregating, by a second-pass ranker, the feed of items of digital content using a subset of items of digital content included in the plurality of ranked item lists that are a result of the ranking by the one or more first-pass rankers; and
causing presentation of the feed of items of digital content in a user interface of the client device associated with the particular user, the causing presentation of the feed of items including causing display of one or more user interface elements for receiving explicit input data pertaining to one or more items of digital content included in the feed, a receiving of explicit input data via the one or more user interface elements causing the one or more first-pass rankers to perform a first ranking of items of digital content of the plurality of types of items of digital content based on the explicit input data received via the one or more user interface elements.

US Pat. No. 10,536,503

PROCESSING OF A REQUEST FOR DATA DELIVERY FROM A SERVER TO A CLIENT VIA A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

1. A method comprising:processing a request for delivery of data sent by a customer terminal to a remote server equipment via a telecommunication network, said terminal being adapted to access said network through a plurality of links, each of the links providing a distinct access path between the terminal and the network according to a distinct access type, said data having been encoded in at least one stream with at least a predetermined bit rate, said stream having been previously cut into a plurality of segments, wherein processing comprises the following acts, implemented by at least one processing device for a segment of the at least one data stream:
determining at least one sub-segment size at least based on a number of the links and a size of the data stream to be delivered;
calculating a partitioning of the segment into sub-segments according to at least one set size and a distribution of the sub-segments over the plurality of links at least in accordance with a scheduling of the sub-segments in the partitioning calculated and a predetermined time constraint; and
sending a plurality of transmission requests of the sub-segments to the server over the plurality of links, at least according to the distribution calculated, a transmission request of a sub-segment over a link comprising an index of a sub-segment start, an index of a sub-segment end and at least one identifier of the segment.

US Pat. No. 10,536,474

COMMAND INTERCEPTION

CMD WATCH SECURITY INC., ...

1. A system for intercepting commands issued to a host, the system comprising:a collector configured to receive and log indications of commands;
an agent installed on the host, the agent comprising an agent library comprising an overriding function to override an expected function callable on the host by a program executable by the host, the overriding function comprising instructions to initiate transmission to the collector an indication of a command that invokes the expected function, initiation of transmission being responsive to the command being issued to the host, the overriding function further comprising instructions to implement the expected function; and
a server in communication with the collector and configured to retrieve and output the indications of commands logged by the collector;
wherein the collector further comprises instructions to withhold execution of the command that invokes the expected function according to a collector rule, evaluation of the collector rule informed by supplementary information from third party information systems.

US Pat. No. 10,536,455

THREE-WAY AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENT AND 3D PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THREE-WAY AUTHENTICATION IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) printing method using three-way authentication in a cloud environment, comprising:performing, by a user terminal, service discovery for a 3D printer (3DP) and acquisition of information of the 3D printer through a Device Web API-1(DWAPI-1) interface that is an interface between the user terminal and the 3D printer;
accessing, by the user terminal, a content server through a DWAPI-2 interface to acquire file data for a 3D printing reconstruction file of 3D content, the DWAPI-2 being an interface between the user terminal and the content server; and
controlling, by the user terminal, the 3D printer such that the 3D printer accesses the content server through a DWAPI-3 interface and downloads and prints the 3D printing reconstruction file, the DWAPI-3 being an interface between the 3D printer and the content server,
wherein controlling the 3D printer comprises:
requesting, by the user terminal, issuance of an authentication token through the DWAPI-2 interface;
delivering, by the user terminal, the authentication token to the 3D printer through the DWAPI-1interface;
obtaining, by the 3D printer, authentication from the content server by delivering the authentication token to the content server through the DWAPI-3 interface, when the authentication token, together with a 3D printing command, is received from the user terminal;
receiving, by the 3D printer, the 3D printing reconstruction file from the content server through the DWAPI-3 interface in response to the 3D printing command; and
printing, by the 3D printer, the 3D printing reconstruction file.

US Pat. No. 10,536,450

PERSONAL IDENTIFIER SIGN-IN FOR ORGANIZATIONAL USERS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method performed by a computing system, the method comprising:receiving a sign-in request for a user to access a service hosted on a cloud data center, the sign-in request including a personal identifier, wherein the personal identifier uniquely identifies a person without a user name and is tenant independent;
performing a verification based on the personal identifier to authenticate the user;
mapping the personal identifier to multiple tenants hosted by the cloud data center;
receiving from the user a selection of a select tenant of the multiple tenants for which the user is to be authenticated;
retrieving user information relating to the user from data of the select tenant;
creating a security token based on the user information; and
after successful verification of the user, sending the security token as evidence that the user has been authenticated.

US Pat. No. 10,536,436

CLIENT AUTHENTICATION UTILIZING SHARED SECRETS TO ENCRYPT ONE-TIME PASSWORDS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:obtaining, from a first user device and by a server, a request to access a computer-implemented service;
transmitting, by the server, a notification to a second user device to cause the second user device to invoke an application to establish an authenticated communication with the computer-implemented service using a password authenticated key exchange protocol;
obtaining, from the second user device and by the server, information associated with a user usable to generate a shared secret with the application, the information generated using credential information of the second user device;
generating, by the server and through use of the information from the second user device, the shared secret;
obtaining, from the second user device and by the server through the authenticated communication using the password authenticated key exchange protocol, a hash of a second shared secret, the second shared secret generated by the application;
determining, by the server, whether the shared secret and the second shared secret match; and
as a result of the shared secret matching the second shared secret:
generating, by the server, a one-time password for authentication of the user;
utilizing, by the server, the shared secret to encrypt the one-time password resulting in an encrypted one-time password;
transmitting, by the server, the encrypted one-time password to the second user device to enable the second user device to utilize the second shared secret to decrypt the encrypted one-time password;
obtaining, from the first user device and by the server, a decrypted one-time password;
comparing, by the server, the decrypted one-time password to the one-time password to determine whether the decrypted one-time password and the one-time password match; and
as a result of the decrypted one-time password matching the one-time password, allowing the first user device to access the computer-implemented service.

US Pat. No. 10,536,423

MANAGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL MESSAGES IN A SOCIAL NETWORK

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:enabling a first account of a social network to follow a second account to receive electronic messages of the second account;
disabling the second account from following the first account prior to the first account following the second account;
detecting an election by the first account of the second account, wherein the first account adds the second account to one or more communication groups managed by the first account; and
in response to the detecting, enabling the second account to follow the first account, wherein messages provided by the first account for the one or more communication groups are to reach the second account, wherein at least one operation of the method is executed through a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,536,374

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING SMA LEVEL ABSTRACTIONS AT ROUTER PORTS FOR INTER-SUBNET EXCHANGE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION IN A HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for supporting SMA level abstractions at router ports for inter-subnet exchange of management information in a high performance computing environment, comprising:one or more microprocessors;
a first subnet, the first subnet comprising
a plurality of switches of the first subnet, wherein each of the plurality of switches comprise a plurality of switch ports,
a plurality of host channel adapters of the first subnet, each host channel adapter comprising at least one host channel adapter port,
a plurality of end nodes of the first subnet, wherein each of the end nodes are associated with at least one host channel adapter of the plurality of host channel adapters, and
a subnet manager of the first subnet, the subnet manager running on a switch of the plurality of switches, wherein the subnet manager configures the connectivity of the first subnet such that the plurality of end nodes are, via each respective host channel adapter, interconnected via the plurality of switches, wherein such configuration of the connectivity of the first subnet comprises a connectivity information of the first subnet;
wherein a switch port of the plurality of switch ports on another switch of the plurality of switches is configured as a router port;
wherein the switch port configured as the router port is logically connected to a virtual router;
wherein the another switch of the plurality of switches that comprises the switch port of the plurality of switch ports configured as a router port comprises a remotely accessible attribute;
wherein the remotely accessible attribute comprises information about the first subnet, the information about the first subnet comprising at least the connectivity information of the first subnet; and
wherein, in response to a receiving a query, at the another switch of the plurality of switches, from a subnet manager of a second subnet, the connectivity information contained in the remotely accessible attribute is provided to the subnet manager of the second subnet.

US Pat. No. 10,536,371

OBSERVATION PLATFORM FOR USING STRUCTURED COMMUNICATIONS WITH CLOUD COMPUTING

Theatro Lab, Inc., Richa...

1. A method of using structured communications in an observation platform with cloud computing, comprising:receiving, by a second computer system, a signal which was sent wirelessly from a first communication device and received by a second communication device coupled with a first computer system, wherein the second computer system a cloud-based entity which is physically remote from the first computer system and connected with the first computer system via a network;
deriving, by the second computer system, context information for said signal, said deriving based on analysis of a plurality of factors of said signal, wherein said plurality of factors comprises a speech-to-text conversion of an audible first characteristic of said signal; and
determining, by said second computer system, at least one destination for said signal based on said plurality of factors for said context information.

US Pat. No. 10,536,333

RADIO NODE, WIRELESS DEVICE, AND METHODS THEREIN FOR CONFIGURING THE WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed by a radio node, for configuring a wireless device, the radio node and the wireless device operating in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:configuring the wireless device with a plurality of Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource units, wherein the plurality of PUCCH resource units is associated with a number of downlink (DL) aggregated carriers;
wherein, for at least some aggregated carriers in the number of downlink aggregated carriers, each aggregated carrier is allocated a different PUCCH resource unit within the plurality of PUCCH resource units, wherein each PUCCH resource unit is identifiable by a respective indicator in a respective single DL scheduling assignment.

US Pat. No. 10,536,310

SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE, SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD, ERROR RATE MEASURING APPARATUS, AND ERROR RATE MEASURING METHOD

ANRITSU CORPORATION, Kan...

1. A signal generating device which generates a 4-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM4) signal, including first signal generation means for generating a most significant bit (MSB) signal stream, second signal generation means for generating a least significant bit (LSB) signal stream, and signal synthesizing means for adding up the most significant bit signal stream and the least significant bit signal stream to generate the PAM4 signal, the device comprising:mask generation means for generating a mask pattern for distinguishing between a bit that allows error insertion and a bit that prohibits error insertion, for a bit stream of each of the most significant bit signal stream and the least significant bit signal stream, based on symbol transition information indicating a transition destination of four PAM4 symbols of the PAM4 signal; and
error insertion means, installed at a stage preceding the signal synthesizing means, for inserting an error based on the mask pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,536,202

HYBRID ANALOG/DIGITAL BEAMFORMING

RKF Engineering Solutions...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of feeds configured to form analog beams, wherein the plurality of feeds is divided into a plurality of panels, each panel including one or more feeds from the plurality of feeds; and
processing circuitry that is configured to perform operations comprising:
determining a target area for communications coverage;
dividing the target area into a plurality of regions;
generating, for each region, a plurality of analog beams, wherein a subset of panels of the plurality of panels generates one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams, and wherein the plurality of analog beams covering each region forms a cluster; and
generating, in each cluster, one or more hybrid beams, wherein each hybrid beam is a digital beam that is generated by combining one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams corresponding to the cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,536,138

MULTI-STATE PACKAGES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An integrated circuit package comprising:a pin exposed externally to the package;
at least one resistor coupled to the pin at a first end of the resistor;
a first transistor coupled to the at least one resistor at a second end of the resistor and coupled to a voltage source;
a second transistor coupled to the at least one resistor at the second end of the resistor and coupled to a ground connection, the at least one resistor and the first and second transistors couple at a first node, the first and second transistors are of different types; and
multiple comparators, each of the multiple comparators coupled to a voltage divider network and to the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,536,007

BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Powin Energy Corporation,...

1. A battery system, comprising:a battery stack base;
a plurality of stackable battery packs stacked on top of the battery stack base;
a battery stack controller stacked on top of one of the plurality of stackable battery packs and electrically coupled to the plurality of stackable battery packs, the battery stack controller configured to communicate with the plurality of stackable battery packs; and
a battery system controller configured to transmit charging and discharging instructions including instructions to charge only selected stackable battery packs of the plurality of stackable battery packs,
wherein each stackable battery pack of the plurality of stackable battery packs includes:
a plurality of battery cells;
a battery pack controller configured to monitor the plurality of battery cells and to adjust energy stored in the plurality of battery cells according to information received from the battery stack controller;
a plurality of battery pack dischargers, coupled to the battery pack controller, configured to individually discharge energy from each battery cell of the plurality of battery cells; and
a battery pack charger, coupled to the battery pack controller, configured to charge the plurality of battery cells of each stackable battery pack of the plurality of stackable battery packs.

US Pat. No. 10,535,992

SWITCHING REGULATOR CIRCUIT

NEW JAPAN RADIO CO., LTD....

1. A switching regulator circuit including:a switching element which is switched on/off in accordance with a PWM signal to generate an output signal while boosting, lowering, or inverting an input voltage;
a load switch which is connected to the switching element in series and is normally on; and
an overcurrent protection circuit which keeps the load switch off if a current flowing through the switching element is an overcurrent,
wherein the overcurrent protection circuit keeps the load switch off if an overcurrent detection state that a voltage corresponding the current flowing through the switching element is higher than a first reference value is repeated at times when the switching element is switched has continued for more than a prescribed timer-counted time.

US Pat. No. 10,535,978

METHOD FOR CONTROL OF OPTICAL INTENSITY AND EXTINCTION RATIO OF LASER MODULATION IN AN OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

HILIGHT SEMICONDUCTOR LIM...

10. A system for controlling the optical intensity and modulation of an optical data transmitter comprising:current driver circuitry configured to provide a drive current to a laser diode wherein said current comprises a fixed component and a modulated component, said modulated component having a magnitude related to an input data stream, and;
monitor circuitry, said monitor circuitry comprising:
a photodiode; and
a first transimpedance amplifier coupled to said photodiode, wherein said monitor circuitry is configured to provide an output signal related to an optical intensity of said laser diode;
replica monitor circuitry, said replica monitor circuitry comprising:
a second transimpedance amplifier, said second transimpedance amplifier configured to be substantially identical in construction to said first transimpedance amplifier; and
replica control circuitry configured to control a gain and a bandwidth of said second transimpedance amplifier to be substantially identical to said first transimpedance amplifier;
a current source configured to provide a fixed current and a modulated current to an input of said second transimpedance amplifier, said modulated current having a magnitude related to said input data stream; and
current driver control circuitry configured to determine a mean and a standard deviation of outputs of said first and second transimpedance amplifiers, and generate at least one control signal to control said current driver circuitry to control an average and a modulation depth of the optical intensity of said laser diode based on said mean and said standard deviation of said outputs of said first and second transimpedance amplifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,535,975

HIGH POWER SUB-400 FEMTOSECOND MOPA WITH SOLID-STATE POWER AMPLIFIER

Coherent, Inc., Santa Cl...

1. Laser apparatus, comprising:a fiber-laser oscillator delivering optical pulses having a first pulse-duration, the pulses having a center-wavelength between 1038 nanometers and 1052 nanometers;
a pulse-stretcher arranged to stretch the duration of the optical pulses to a second pulse-duration longer than the first pulse-duration;
at least one fiber-amplifier arranged to amplify the stretched optical pulses;
a solid-state multi-pass amplifier including a gain-element made of ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet having a peak-gain wavelength of about 1030 nm, arranged to further amplify the amplified stretched optical pulses from the fiber-amplifier; and
a pulse-compressor arranged to reduce the duration of the further-amplified optical pulses from the solid-state multi-pass amplifier to a duration of less than about 400 femtoseconds.

US Pat. No. 10,535,974

DISCRIMINATIVE REMOTE SENSING AND SURFACE PROFILING BASED ON SUPERRADIANT PHOTONIC BACKSCATTERING

The Trustees of the Steve...

1. A method, comprising:generating co-propagating pulsed pump waves having shaped time-frequency modes, spatial modes, and group-velocity difference;
relatively delaying said pump waves for a predetermined time period;
launching said pump waves to a free space along a predetermined direction;
backscattering a signal wave having backscattered signal photons when said pump waves overlap in said free space;
detecting said backscattered signal photons; and
scanning said predetermined direction of said launched pump waves and said time period of the relative delay of said pump waves to remotely obtain three- dimensional information of a target.

US Pat. No. 10,535,966

PLANAR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GOOGLE LLC, Moutain View...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an overall exterior including an upper portion and a base portion having an extended sidewall surrounding an interior space, the upper portion and the base portion being moveable between a joined position and a separated position;
electronic components coupled to the upper portion and contained at least in part within the interior space of the base portion, the electronic components including a first electrical connector configured to supply power and/or data to the electronic components and/or to output data signals from the electronic components when the first electrical connector is connected to an external power and/or data connector;
the base portion including a first opening corresponding to a position and size of the first electrical connector of the electronic components, wherein when the upper portion and the base portion are in the joined position, the first connector is exposed from the first opening to enable the first electrical connector to couple electrically with the external power and/or data connector provided to the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,535,960

PLUG CONNECTOR MODULE HAVING SPRING LINKS

1. A system, comprising:a first plug connector module and
a second plug connector module that may be plugged to said first plug connector module,
wherein the plug connector modules respectively comprise at least two contact elements,
wherein the first plug connector module comprises at least one spring bridge having two elongated legs connected by a center portion,
wherein the at least one spring bridge in an unplugged state connects the at least two contact elements of the first plug connector module to one another in an electrically conductive manner,
wherein the first plug connector module comprises at least one holding plate that fixes the center portion of the at least one spring bridge within the first plug connector module,
wherein the at least one spring bridge is arranged within the first plug connector module such that its center portion faces the second plug connector module and its elongated legs extend away from the second plug connector module, and
wherein the at least one holding plate is inserted into the first plug connector module from a distal side facing away from the second plug connector.

US Pat. No. 10,535,959

SELECTIVELY PLATED PLASTIC PART

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing comprising a first member and a second member, where the first member is made of plastic and forms at least one first contact receiving channel therein, where the second member is attached around the first member, and where the first and second members form at least one second contact receiving channel therebetween; and
electrical conductor plating on the first member, where the electrical conductor plating comprises at least one first section along the at least one first contact receiving channel and at least one second section along an exterior side of the first member at the at least one second contact receiving channel, and where the first and second sections of the electrical conductor plating are electrically separate from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,535,950

PLUG CONNECTOR WITH INTERLOCKING ARMS

Lumberg Connect GmbH, Sc...

1. A direct plug connector configured to contact openings of a circuit board, the direct plug connector comprising:a contact carrier which includes coding devices configured as coding pins and a polarity reversal safety configured as at least one polarity protrusion;
conductor insertion channels formed by the contact carrier and configured to receive connection conductors;
contact recesses configured to receive plug contacts;
a primary safety that supports the contact carrier at the circuit board and that is configured by interlocking elements,
wherein the primary safety includes at least two interlocking arms that are arranged in pairs adjacent to each other wherein interlocking devices of the at least two interlocking arms have different interlocking geometries, and
wherein the interlocking arm pairs with interlocking devices with identical geometry are arranged diagonally opposite to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,535,948

FITTING CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fitting connector comprising:a female connector that is provided with a female terminal and a female-side insulating member having insulating property; and
a male connector that is provided with a male terminal and a male-side insulating member having insulating property, wherein
the female terminal has a female-side connecting body having a cylindrical shape, where a female-side space part is formed inside,
the male terminal has a male-side connecting body having a cylindrical shape to be inserted into and fitted with the female-side space part on a same cylindrical axis,
the male-side insulating member has an outer cylindrical body having a cylindrical shape that covers a tip surface of the male-side connecting body on a connector insertion direction side, on the same cylindrical axis,
the male-side connecting body has, in inside thereof, a male-side space part into which an inner cylindrical body having a cylindrical shape and insulating property is inserted on the same cylindrical axis, and
the female-side insulating member has a finger touch preventing body having a columnar or cylindrical shape that is arranged in the female-side space part on the same axis line as the cylindrical axis of the female-side space part, and that is inserted into a first space part formed inside the outer cylindrical body and a second space part formed inside the inner cylindrical body, when the female-side connecting body and the male-side connecting body are in an inserted and fitted state.

US Pat. No. 10,535,942

SPRING CONNECTOR

YOKOWO CO., LTD., Kita-k...

1. A spring connector comprising:a movable pin;
a conductive tube accommodating a base portion of the movable pin;
a spring provided in the conductive tube so as to urge the movable pin in a direction, in which the movable pin protrudes from the conductive tube;
a conductive plate spring contact including a plurality of plate springs that electrically connect the movable pin and the conductive tube to each other; and
an insulator that urges a fixing portion of the plate spring contact against the movable pin in the conductive tube by receiving a biasing force of the spring, wherein
the plurality of plate springs are provided around an entire circumference of the movable pin and are in elastic contact at multiple points with an inner circumferential surface of the conductive tube, respectively, so as to electrically connect the movable pin and the conductive tube at the multiple points, and
each of the plurality of plate springs has a cantilever structure extended from the base portion of the movable pin.

US Pat. No. 10,535,939

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A connector assembly comprising:a connector comprising:
an insulative housing comprising a mating end and an opposing cable end; and
a circuit board partially disposed in the insulative housing and comprising:
a mating section at a front end of the circuit board and extending forwardly from the mating end of the insulative housing, the mating section comprising a plurality of first contact pads disposed on upper and lower sides of the circuit board for making contact with corresponding contacts of a mating connector; and
a termination section at a rear end of the circuit board and disposed at the cable end of the insulative housing, the termination section comprising a plurality of second contact pads disposed on the upper and lower sides of the circuit board and electrically connected to the first contact pads; and substantially flat first and second cables comprising a plurality of substantially parallel electrical conductors, front ends of the conductors terminated at the corresponding second contact pads; wherein the insulative housing is overmolded onto and encapsulates at least the front ends of the conductors and the termination section of the circuit board, wherein the circuit board comprises a back surface at the rear end of the circuit board and connecting the upper and lower sides of the circuit board, wherein the insulative housing comprises a back surface at the cable end of the insulative housing substantially coplanar with the back surface of the circuit board, and wherein the first and second cables are spaced apart from each other at the back surface of the insulative housing by at least a thickness of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,535,926

ANTENNA AND ANTENNA MODULE COMPRISING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics AMP Kore...

1. An antenna module comprising:an antenna exhibiting the same shape at least twice in response to a 360-degree rotation based on a single virtual line and comprising a planar radiator and a plurality of conductive legs connected to the planar radiator; and
a substrate comprising:
(a) a plurality of pads:
(1) in an alignment of two rows and three columns,
(2) with each pad corresponding to one of the conductive legs of the antenna,
(3) with each pad having one signal pad at the center of the plurality of pads that supplies current through one conductive leg,
(4) with one ground pad on a first side of the one signal pad connected to one conductive leg and in the first row of the alignment, and
(5) with a second ground pad on a second side of the at least one signal pad opposite from the first ground pad and in the second row of the alignment, and
(b) a fixing fixed to one of the plurality of conductive legs pad at the center of the first row of the alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,535,911

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, GUIDED WAVE SWITCH AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A communication system comprising:a first guided wave cable having a first dielectric core configured to propagate first guided waves without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the first guided waves are within a non-optical frequency band;
at least one second guided wave cable having a plurality of second dielectric cores coupled to a plurality of antennas; and
a guided wave switch configured to couple the first dielectric core to a selected one of the plurality of second dielectric cores to communicate the first guided waves from one of the plurality of antennas to the first dielectric core via the selected one of the plurality of second dielectric cores;
wherein the first guided wave cable is further configured to communicate the first guided waves to a radio.

US Pat. No. 10,535,907

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF AN ELECTRIC ENERGY STORE OF A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for controlling a temperature of an electric energy store of a vehicle, comprising:a first flow path opening into a housing of the electric energy store;
a ventilation system for temperature-controlled ventilation of a passenger compartment of the vehicle, the ventilation system having a heating and/or cooling device and a second flow path leading from the at least one heating and/or cooling device into the passenger compartment;
a supply air inlet configured to receive an inflow of air from a surroundings of the vehicle, divide the inflow into a first partial flow and a second partial flow, feed the first partial flow to the first flow path, and feed the second partial flow to an inlet of the ventilation system; and
a heat exchanger connected in the first and the second flow paths,
wherein the two flow paths are connected in the device such that an airflow in, in each case, one of the two flow paths is fluidically independent of an airflow in the respective other of the two flow paths, and
wherein the heat exchanger is configured for pure heat exchange between the airflows in the two flow paths.

US Pat. No. 10,535,906

BATTERY MODULE

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

1. A battery module, comprising:a plurality of secondary batteries, each including an electrode assembly and a pouch exterior configured to accommodate the electrode assembly in an inner space thereof and having a sealing portion provided thereto, the plurality of secondary batteries being arranged in a vertical direction in a state of being laid in a horizontal direction;
a plurality of cartridges configured to be stacked in a vertical direction, each cartridge being coupled in contact with the sealing portion of one of the plurality of secondary batteries within the cartridge to surround the sealing portion and being made of thermally-conductive material, and each of the plurality of cartridges having an open top and an open bottom;
a sensing cover configured to sense a voltage of at least one secondary battery of the plurality of secondary batteries, to provide an electrode terminal of the battery module, and to cover an electrode lead of the at least one secondary battery of the plurality of secondary batteries at an outer side; and
outer covers respectively provided at upper and lower portions of the battery module,
wherein the sensing cover includes an extended portion, which protrudes from the sensing cover, the extended portion extending perpendicularly from the sensing cover to extend toward the outer covers so that upper and lower ends of the sensing cover respectively cover a part of upper and lower portions of the outer covers, and the extended portion of the sensing cover is fixed to the outer covers,
wherein an outermost surface of each of the outer covers includes a recessed portion to receive the extended portion of the sensing cover therein such that outermost surfaces of the extended portion of the sensing cover are coplanar with the outermost surfaces of the outer covers,
wherein adjacent secondary batteries of the plurality of secondary batteries are in direct contact with each other through the open tops and open bottoms of the plurality of cartridges, and
wherein a thermal conductivity of the thermally-conductive material is 1 W/mK or above.

US Pat. No. 10,535,899

POWER STORAGE DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POWER STORAGE DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A power storage device comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
a separator;
an electrolytic solution; and
an exterior body,
wherein the positive electrode comprises a positive electrode active material layer and a positive electrode current collector,
wherein the negative electrode comprises a negative electrode active material layer and a negative electrode current collector,
wherein the separator is located between the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
wherein the separator comprises polyphenylene sulfide or solvent-spun regenerated cellulosic fiber,
wherein the electrolytic solution comprises a solute and two or more kinds of solvents, the electrolytic solution comprising propane sultone,
wherein the solute comprises lithium bis(pentafluoroethanesulfonyl)amide (LiBETA),
wherein the solvents comprise propylene carbonate and ethylene carbonate, and
wherein the propylene carbonate is the highest proportion in the electrolytic solution except the ethylene carbonate.

US Pat. No. 10,535,896

SOLID ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION CONTAINING NONSPHERICAL POLYMER PARTICLES, DISPERSION MEDIUM AND INORGANIC SOLID ELECTROLYTE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A solid electrolyte composition comprising:nonspherical polymer particles;
a dispersion medium; and
an inorganic solid electrolyte,
wherein the nonspherical polymer particles are formed of a polymer having at least one of a functional group selected from a group of functional groups a, an acidic group having an acid dissociation constant pKa of 14 or less, or a basic group having a conjugate acid pKa of 14 or less, and wherein an average particle diameter of the nonspherical polymer particles is 0.1 ?m or greater and 5 ?m or less,
wherein the group of functional groups a is a substituent or a linking group,
wherein the substituent is a carboxyl group, a sulfonic acid group, a phosphoric acid group, a hydroxy group, CONRN2, a cyano group, NRN2, or a thiol group,
wherein the linking group is a carbonyloxy group, a carbonyl group, NRN, S, O, CONRN, OCOO, NRNCOO, or a urea group,
wherein RN represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group,
wherein flatness of the nonspherical polymer particles is 1.2 or greater, and
wherein the polymer for forming the nonspherical polymer particles includes at least a repeating unit of Formula (1) below,

wherein L1 represents an alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an arylene group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms, and RN represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,535,892

SHAPE-CONFORMABLE ALKALI METAL BATTERY HAVING A CONDUCTIVE AND DEFORMABLE QUASI-SOLID POLYMER ELECTRODE

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. An alkali metal cell comprising:(a) a quasi-solid cathode containing about 30% to about 94.99% by volume of a cathode active material, about 5% to about 40% by volume of a first electrolyte containing an alkali salt and an ion-conducting polymer dissolved or dispersed in a solvent, and about 0.01% to about 30% by volume of a conductive additive wherein said conductive additive, containing conductive filaments, forms a 3D network of electron-conducting pathways such that the quasi-solid cathode has an electrical conductivity from about 10?6 S/cm to about 300 S/cm, wherein said cathode active material constitutes an electrode active material mass loading no less than 10 mg/cm2, wherein said ion-conducting polymer is selected from polypropylene oxide (PPO), poly(acrylonitrile) (PAN), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVdF), poly bis-methoxy ethoxyethoxide-phosphazenex, polyvinyl chloride, polydimethylsiloxane, poly(vinylidene fluoride)-hexafluoropropylene (PVDF-HFP), a sulfonated derivative thereof, a sulfonated polymer, or a combination thereof;
(b) an anode; and
(c) an ion-conducting membrane or porous separator disposed between the anode and the quasi-solid cathode; wherein the quasi-solid cathode has a thickness no less than 200 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,535,886

FUEL CELL ASSEMBLY WITH JET PUMP IN THE EXHAUST PATH, AND MOTOR VEHICLE WITH FUEL CELL ASSEMBLY

AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, ...

1. A fuel cell arrangement comprising:a fuel cell;
an exhaust gas flow path for exhaust gases of the fuel cell having a first branch connected in parallel to a second branch;
a jet pump arranged downstream from the fuel cell in the first branch of the exhaust gas flow path, wherein the jet pump comprises a driving media inlet and an outlet; and
a turbine arranged downstream from the fuel cell in the second branch of the exhaust gas flow path;
wherein the first branch of the exhaust gas flow path and the second branch of the exhaust flow path rejoin downstream from the outlet and the turbine, and
wherein a flow direction of the exhaust gas flow path through the first and second branches and after the first and second branches rejoin is away from the fuel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,535,883

PROTECTION ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF SOLID OXIDE CELLS

ELCOGEN OY, Vantaa (FI)

1. A protection arrangement of solid oxide cells, each solid oxide cell having at least two fuel cell structure plates made of metal to arrange gas flows in the cell, and an active electrode structure, which includes an anode side, a cathode side, and an electrolyte element between the anode side and the cathode side, wherein the protection arrangement comprises:a first metal oxide coating on a metallic structure in a solution precursor thermal spraying being from an at least one of nitrates and acetates based substances fed into a thermal flame by using combusting hydrocarbons as a fuel; and
at least one other metal oxide coating formed at least partly simultaneously with the first metal oxide coating from a liquid precursor formed from the at least one of nitrates and acetates based substances fed into the thermal flame, the at least one other metal oxide coating bonded with the first metal oxide coating being made of material with electrical conductivity greater than 100 S/cm, and the metal oxide coatings being mainly formed of particles with a size range of 10 to 500 nm due to effective droplet atomization during the spraying process.

US Pat. No. 10,535,880

FLEXIBLE AND SHAPE-CONFORMAL ROPE-SHAPE ALKALI METAL BATTERIES

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A rope-shaped alkali metal battery wherein said alkali metal is selected from Li, Na, K, or a combination thereof; said battery comprising:(a) a first electrode comprising a first electrically conductive porous rod having pores and a first mixture of a first electrode active material and a first electrolyte, wherein said first mixture resides in said pores of said first porous rod;
(b) a porous separator wrapping around or encasing said first electrode to form a separator-protected first electrode;
(c) a second electrode comprising a second electrically conductive porous rod having pores and a second mixture of a second electrode active material and a second electrolyte, wherein said second mixture resides in said pores of said second porous rod; wherein said separator-protected first electrode and said second electrode are combined or interlaced together to form a braid or a yarn having a twist or spiral electrode and said first electrode and second electrode contains an anode and a cathode; and
(d) a protective casing or sheath wrapping around or encasing said braid or yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,535,866

CARBON MATERIAL, CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL FOR BATTERY ELECTRODE, AND BATTERY

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Minato...

1. A carbon material for a battery electrode, comprising a scale-like graphite,wherein the scale-like graphite has a ratio IG/ID (G value) between a peak area (ID) of a peak in a range of 1300 to 1400 cm?1 and a peak area (IG) of a peak in a range of 1580 to 1620 cm?1 measured by Raman spectroscopy spectra, in which an edge surface of a particle of the scale-like graphite is measured with a Raman microspectrometer, is 5.2 or more and 100 or less and the average interplanar spacing d002 of plane (002) by the X-ray diffraction method is 0.337 nm or less;
optical structures of the scale-like graphite observed in a rectangular field of 480 ?m×540 ?m under a polarizing microscope satisfy the following relationship:
1.5?AROP?6 and
0.2×D50?(SOP×AROP)1/2<2×D50,
when areas of the optical structures are accumulated from the smallest optical structure in an ascending order, SOP represents an area of the optical structure whose accumulated area corresponds to 60% of the total area of all the optical structures; when the optical structures are counted from the optical structure of a smallest aspect ratio in an ascending order of the aspect ratio, AROP represents the aspect ratio of the optical structure which ranks at the position of 60% in the total number of all the optical structures; and D50 represents a volume-based average particle diameter measured by a laser diffraction particle size distribution analyzer; and
a BET specific surface area of the scale-like graphite is 0.4 m2/g or more and 3.5 m2/g or less.

US Pat. No. 10,535,864

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE PRIMARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Maxell Holdings, Ltd., K...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte primary battery comprising:a negative electrode containing metallic lithium or a lithium alloy;
a positive electrode;
a separator; and
a nonaqueous electrolyte solution,
wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution contains at least LiClO4 as an electrolyte and 0.1 to 5% by mass of LiB(C2O4)2,
a content of LiClO4 in the nonaqueous electrolyte solution is 0.3 to 0.8 mol/l, and
a proportion of LiB(C2O4)2 in a total amount of LiClO4 and LiB(C2O4)2 in the nonaqueous electrolyte solution is 3 to 25 mol %.

US Pat. No. 10,535,855

ELECTRICAL TOOLS, NICKEL-ZINC BATTERY SYSTEM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Hangzhou Neucell Energy C...

1. A nickel-zinc battery system, comprising:at least a battery set; and
a battery case accommodating said battery set therewithin, wherein each said battery set has a positive pole and a negative pole, wherein said battery case comprises a casing, an anode interface arranged on said casing, and a cathode interface arranged on said casing, wherein said anode interface of said battery case and said positive pole of said battery set are electrically connected, wherein said cathode interface of said battery case and said negative pole of said battery set are electrically connected, wherein said battery set comprises:
a plurality of first nickel-zinc battery cell;
a connecting device connecting said first cell nickel-zinc batteries of said battery set in series; and
a plurality of first diodes, wherein said first diodes of said battery set respectively correspond to said first nickel-zinc battery cells of said battery set, wherein said connecting device comprises at least a first connecting unit and at least a second connecting unit, wherein said first connecting unit and said second connecting unit are both made of conductive material and said first connecting unit and said second connecting unit of said connecting device are alternately arranged, so as to allow each said second connecting unit to form a first position with the previous adjacent said first connecting unit, a first connecting position subsequent to said first position, a second position with the subsequent adjacent said first connecting unit, and a second connecting position next to said second position, wherein said nickel-zinc battery cells of said battery set are respectively arranged at said first position and said second position, wherein said first nickel-zinc battery cells of said battery set are arranged to be connected in series through said first connecting unit and said second connecting unit, wherein said first diodes of said battery set are respectively arranged at said first connecting position and said second connecting position, wherein a negative terminal of each said first diode is electrically connected with the anode of corresponding said first nickel-zinc battery cell through said first connecting unit and said second connecting unit, wherein a positive terminal of said first diode is electrically connected with the cathode of said first nickel-zinc battery cell through said first connecting unit and said second connecting unit, such that said first diodes are connected with said first nickel-zinc battery cells respectively and are electrically connected with said first nickel-zinc battery cells in series, wherein said first nickel-zinc battery cell arranged at said first position forms a first receiving slot, wherein said first nickel-zinc battery cell arranged at said second position forms a second receiving slot, wherein said first connecting position is formed within said first receiving slot, wherein said second connecting position is formed within said second receiving slot, wherein said first diodes are arranged in said first and second receiving slots respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,535,850

IN-VEHICLE BATTERY PACK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An in-vehicle battery pack comprising:battery stacks in which a plurality of battery cells is stacked, each of the battery stacks including two end portions respectively provided at ends of the battery stack in the stacking direction;
a plurality of spacer members, each spacer member respectively interposed between each pair of immediately adjacent battery cells;
a casing in which the battery stacks are housed, the casing includes at least a pair of walls, a bottom portion, and a ceiling portion; the pair of walls including a front wall disposed on a front side of the battery stacks along a stacking direction of the battery cells and a rear wall disposed on a rear side of the battery stacks along the stacking direction of the battery cells, the bottom portion fixed to lower portions of the front wall and the rear wall, and the ceiling portion fixed to upper portions of the front wall and the rear wall, and each of the end portions of a lowermost battery stack of the plurality of battery stacks is fixed to the bottom portion; and
an intervening member that is provided between the lowermost battery stack and the bottom portion of the casing
wherein the intervening member includes a support portion and a corrugated plate portion, the corrugated plate portion includes protruding bent portions, the support portion serves as a seating portion that supports a central region in the stacking direction of the lowermost battery stack at a location toward a front side of a vehicle, and the protruding bent portions serve as a seating portion that supports the central region of the battery stacks at a location toward a rear side of the vehicle;
wherein the support portion is interposed between a first protruding portion and the front wall of the casing: and the corrugated plate portion is interposed between a second protruding portion and the rear wall of the casing, each of the first and second protruding portions is a part of one of the plurality of the spacer members protruding to a bottom surface of the lowermost battery stack;
wherein the seating portions are in contact with the bottom surface of the lowermost battery stack in the central region of the lowermost battery stack whereby the intervening member supports the lowermost battery stack; and
wherein a gap is provided between the support portion and the corrugated plate portion in a direction perpendicular to the stacking direction, the support portion is in contact with a front end of the bottom surface of the lowermost battery stack: and the corrugated plate portion is in contact with a rear end of the bottom surface of the lowermost battery stack.

US Pat. No. 10,535,847

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING POUCH TYPE EXTERIOR MEMBER WITH FOLDED SEALING PART

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A secondary battery including an electrode assembly having a stack structure of an anode/a separation film/a cathode, a pouch type exterior member configured of a lower surface in which a lower receiving part is formed and an upper surface covering the lower receiving part, the electrode assembly or a plurality thereof being received in the lower receiving part, and an electrode terminal formed outwardly of the pouch type exterior member, the secondary battery comprising:sealing parts formed by bonding edges of the pouch type exterior member, wherein a portion of at least one of the sealing parts formed on a surface of the pouch type exterior member on which the electrode terminal is not formed outwardly of the exterior member is folded downwardly to form a folded portion of the sealing part,
wherein at least a part of the folded portion is fixed to one surface of the pouch type exterior member,
wherein the pouch type exterior member has an upper receiving part formed in the upper surface thereof,
wherein the upper receiving part and the lower receiving part are asymmetrical with respect to each other such that a depth of the upper receiving part is different than a depth of the lower receiving part, and
wherein a portion of the sealing parts formed on a surface of the pouch type exterior member on which the electrode terminal is formed outwardly of the exterior member is not folded downwardly.

US Pat. No. 10,535,830

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT COMPRISING STACKED LIGHT-EMITTING LAYERS, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting element comprising:a first EL layer between an anode and a cathode; and
a light-emitting layer between the anode and the cathode,
wherein the first EL layer includes a first light-emitting layer and a second light-emitting layer,
wherein the first light-emitting layer is located between the cathode and the second light-emitting layer,
wherein the first light-emitting layer is in contact with the second light-emitting layer,
wherein the light-emitting layer is spaced from the first light-emitting layer and the second light-emitting layer,
wherein the first light-emitting layer includes a first host material and a first guest material,
wherein the second light-emitting layer includes a second host material and a second guest material, the first host material and the second host material are the same host material,
wherein an emission peak of the second guest material is at a shorter wavelength than an emission peak of the first guest material,
wherein a guest material of the light-emitting layer emits fluorescence,
wherein a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital level of the first guest material is in a range of higher than 0 eV and lower than 0.1 eV of a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital level of the first host material,
wherein each of the first guest material and the second guest material is a phosphorescent organometallic iridium complex, and
wherein the first guest material is different from the second guest material.

US Pat. No. 10,535,811

PIEZOELECTRIC FILM AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

IDEAL STAR INC., Miyagi ...

1. A piezoelectric film composed of a copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and trifluoroethylene, wherein: the copolymer has a content of vinylidene fluoride in a range of not less than 82 mol % and not more than 86 mol %, the copolymer has a molecular weight of not less than 600,000 (/mol), and the piezoelectric film comprises a film of the copolymer which is coated on a substrate and dried thereon, whereon the film dried is heat-treated at a temperature in a range of not less than 140° C. and not more than 150° C. for crystallization of the copolymer to develop a piezoelectric property thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,535,699

IMAGE SENSORS EMPLOYING SENSITIZED SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES

INVISAGE TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. An image sensor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate, comprising an array of pixel circuits, which define respective pixels of the device in a checkerboard pattern;
a photosensitive layer formed over the semiconductor substrate and configured to transfer charge to the pixel circuits in response to light incident on the photosensitive layer;
at least one upper layer comprising a color filter array, which is formed over the photosensitive layer and is at least partially transparent to the light; and
opaque partitions extending vertically through the at least one upper layer, such that the opaque partitions extend through the color filter array in locations between the pixels in the checkerboard pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,535,552

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE OF A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER SUITABLE FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF AN SOI SUBSTRATE, AND SOI SUBSTRATE WAFER THUS OBTAINED

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. A silicon-on-insulator substrate, comprising:a semiconductor film located on top of a buried insulating layer which is located on top of a carrier substrate,
wherein the carrier substrate includes:
a semiconductor carrier and a stack located between one side of the semiconductor carrier and said buried insulating layer, said stack including at least one initial structure including a first layer of polycrystalline semiconductor making contact with said one side of the semiconductor carrier and a second layer of polycrystalline semiconductor, said second layer being separated from the first layer by an interface zone that is made of one of amorphous or unstructured material,
wherein the first layer has a first thickness and the second layer has a second thickness, wherein the second thickness is less than the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,535,400

LEVEL SHIFTING DYNAMIC WRITE DRIVER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:write driver circuitry configured to:
receive a write data bit and a write mask bit, each configured to indicate a logic high level with a first voltage;
receive a write clock signal configured to indicate a logic high level with a second voltage greater than the first voltage;
generate an inverted value of the write clock signal, wherein the inverted value indicates a logic high level with the second voltage greater than the first voltage;
generate an intermediate signal by combining the write data bit, the write mask bit, and the inverted value, wherein the intermediate signal indicates a logic high level with the first voltage; and
generate complementary values on two output nodes based on the intermediate signal, wherein a logic high level of the complementary values is indicated by the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,535,376

HARD DISK ASSEMBLY DEVICE

Maintek Computer (Suzhou)...

1. A hard disk assembly device for assembling a hard disk into a case, two opposite sides of the hard disk respectively having at least one first positioning portion and at least one second positioning portion, the hard disk assembly device comprising:a flexible fixing frame, one side of the flexible fixing frame including at least one third positioning portion and at least one first guiding portion, the other side of the flexible fixing frame including at least one fourth positioning portion, a draw tape, and two fastening portions, the two fastening portions being respectively correspondingly connected with two ends of the draw tape, wherein when the hard disk is assembled to the flexible fixing frame, the at least one third positioning portion is engaged with the at least one first positioning portion, and the at least one fourth positioning portion is engaged with the at least one second positioning portion to allow the hard disk to be fixed in the flexible fixing frame; and
a fixing bracket capable of being fixed in the case, the bottom side of the fixing bracket having at least one second guiding portion, and two sides of the fixing bracket respectively having a limiting portion, where when the flexible fixing frame is assembled to the fixing bracket, the at least one first guiding portion is engaged with the at least one second guiding portion, and the two fastening portions are respectively correspondingly engaged with the two limiting portions to allow the flexible fixing frame to be fixed to the fixing bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,535,370

SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AN OUTPUT FILE

CSER VENTURES, LLC, Melb...

1. A system for a user to create an output file, comprising:a processing unit;
a user input module operably connected to the processing unit; and
a video monitor operably connected to the processing unit, wherein the processing unit provides on the video monitor:
a grid image comprising multiple cells, each cell representing a duration of time; and
a selection area comprising multiple select icons, each select icon representing a source data file;
wherein the processing unit is configured such that the user can create a grid layout representing a correlation between individual selected source data files and one or more of the multiple cells;
wherein the processing unit comprises a preview function configured to provide a preview output based on the correlation;
wherein the processing unit produces the output file based on the correlation;
wherein the output file correlates to a musical score comprising multiple beats of music; and
wherein each cell of the grid image is associated with one of the beats of music.

US Pat. No. 10,535,358

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING SPEECH SIGNAL USING CODING MODE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An encoding apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to:
if a bitrate is higher than a predetermined bitrate, encode a frame based on a transform coded excitation (TCX) technology;
if a bitrate is lower than the predetermined bitrate, select, an encoding mode of the frame among a plurality of modes including a first encoding mode and a second encoding mode, based on a plurality of parameters including the bitrate and a result of signal classification;
if the encoding mode is the first encoding mode, encode the frame by performing a linear prediction based encoding; and
if the encoding mode is the second encoding mode, encode the frame by using the transform coded excitation (TCX) technology.

US Pat. No. 10,535,352

AUTOMATED COGNITIVE RECORDING AND ORGANIZATION OF SPEECH AS STRUCTURED TEXT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for converting speech into structured text, the speech being generated by a plurality of sources, the computer-implemented method comprising:associating, using a processor, one or more words in an electronic agenda template to at least one agenda item indicative of a point for discussion;
capturing, using the processor, a real-time interaction comprising speech from one or more participants of a plurality of discussion participants into a digital representation;
isolating, using the processor, a portion of the real-time interaction from the digital representation, wherein the portion is associated with a single speaker of the plurality of discussion participants, and making at least one match between an isolated portion of the real-time interaction and the at least one agenda item;
determining, using the processor, an intent of the single speaker from the isolated portion and matching the determined intent of the single speaker to the at least one agenda item on the electronic agenda template; and
generating, using the processor, a discussion minutes output based on the matched intent and agenda item.

US Pat. No. 10,535,340

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING VOICE

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system that identifies voice within audio, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions stored in a non-transitory storage medium to:
access audio information defining audio content, the audio content having a duration and including audio segments, individual audio segments corresponding to a portion of the duration;
process feature vectors of the audio segment through a classifier, the classifier outputting scores on whether the audio segments contain voice; and
identify one or more of the audio segments as containing voice based on the scores and a two-step hysteresis thresholding, the two-step hysteresis thresholding including a first hysteresis thresholding for labeling an individual audio segment as containing voice based on (i) a corresponding score indicating that the individual audio segment contains voice or (ii) the corresponding score not indicating that the individual audio segment does or does not contain voice and a labeling of a preceding audio segment as containing voice, and a second hysteresis thresholding for labeling an individual combination of audio segments as containing voice based on (i) a number of audio segments in the individual combination of audio segments labeled as containing voice indicating that the individual combination of audio segments contain voice or (ii) the number of audio segments in the individual combination of audio segments labeled as containing voice not indicating that the individual combination of audio segments does or does not contain voice and a labeling of a preceding combination of audio segments as containing voice.

US Pat. No. 10,535,330

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOVIE KARAOKE

CRACKLE, INC., Sausalito...

1. A method for operating a karaoke environment, comprising:a. playing back video with corresponding audio on a display;
b. receiving speech as a user audio segment using a microphone, and buffering or caching the received speech as a first audio waveform;
c. marking the user audio segment with a timestamp;
d. retrieving a second audio waveform for the displayed video based on the timestamp, wherein the second audio waveform for the displayed video is determined by analyzing the audio corresponding to the video, and buffering a certain portion of the analyzed audio corresponding to the video;
e. waiting for a comparable portion of the first audio waveform to appear or become available in the buffered analyzed audio corresponding to the video, and then, using a processor, comparing the first audio waveform of the user audio segment marked with the timestamp to the comparable portion of the second audio waveform for the displayed video on a basis of pitch and intonation as deduced from the first and second audio waveforms, the comparable portion having another timestamp associated therewith, and wherein the comparing is further on the basis of the timestamp and the another timestamp; and
f. generating a score based on a result of the comparing between the first and second audio waveforms.

US Pat. No. 10,535,325

LOW POWER DISPLAY UPDATES

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. A computer-implemented method for updating images displayed on an electronic display of a mobile device, the method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, a time interval between successive updates of an image frame,
wherein the image frame is displayed on the electronic display, and
wherein the mobile device is configured to be in a low power mode between the successive updates;
communicating, to a plurality of applications executing on the one or more processors, a notification indicative of whether a rendering module of the mobile device is or is not available to receive one or more application updates within the time interval;
wherein when the notification indicates that the rendering module is available to receive the one or more application updates within the time interval, receiving, from the plurality of applications executing on the one or more processors, the one or more application updates within the time interval; updating, by the one or more processors, the image frame after the time interval based on the one or more application updates; returning the mobile device to the low power mode after updating the image frame; and when the mobile device is in the low power mode, displaying the updated image frame on the electronic display; and
wherein when the notification indicates that the rendering module is not available to receive the one or more application updates within the time interval, not receiving the one or more application updates within the time interval and not updating, by the one or more processors, the image frame after the time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,535,315

DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING AFTERIMAGE OF DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a liquid crystal panel assembly including a plurality of pixels;
a data driver applying a data voltage to a plurality of data lines which is connected to the plurality of pixels; and
a common voltage generator providing a common voltage to the liquid crystal panel assembly,
wherein the data driver applies the data voltage with a minimum grayscale to the plurality of data lines so that a negative data voltage with the minimum grayscale is higher than the common voltage by a first voltage level or more.

US Pat. No. 10,535,303

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light emitting display panel, comprising:a pixel array, comprising pixel regions in M rows and N columns;
a plurality of pixel driving circuits each comprising a light emitting diode and a driving transistor, the light emitting diode being arranged in each of the pixel regions; and
a plurality of pixel compensation circuits, each comprising a current source signal terminal and an acquisition capacitor;
wherein the current source signal terminal provides a current signal to the driving transistor;
wherein the acquisition capacitor is electrically connected to the drive transistor,
wherein the current signal comprises a plurality of current signals with different gray scales;
wherein the plurality of pixel compensation circuits each further comprises an eighth transistor having a gate connected to a seventh signal terminal, a source connected to the current source signal terminal, and a drain connected to a source of the driving transistor;
wherein the plurality of pixel driving circuits each further comprises a ninth transistor, a tenth transistor, and a fourth capacitor;
wherein the ninth transistor has a gate connected to an eighth signal terminal, a source connected to a third constant voltage signal terminal, and a drain connected to the source of the driving transistor;
wherein the tenth transistor has a gate connected to a ninth signal terminal, a source connected to a drain of the driving transistor, and a drain connected to a gate of the driving transistor; and
wherein the fourth capacitor has a first end connected to the source of the driving transistor and a second end connected to the gate of the driving transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,535,288

INFORMATION OUTPUTTING METHOD, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND DISPLAYING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information outputting method to be performed by a computer, the method comprising:an image acquiring step of acquiring image data;
an identifying step of identifying a first image characteristic of a first display image which is displayed using a first display characteristic of a first displaying apparatus and is based on the image data, and of identifying a second image characteristic of a second display image which is displayed using a second display characteristic of a second displaying apparatus different from the first displaying apparatus and is based on the image data; and
an information outputting step of causing displaying unit of the first displaying apparatus to display an image obtained by superimposing notification information based on a difference between the first image characteristic and the second image characteristic, on the first display image.

US Pat. No. 10,535,287

STEP-DOWN PIXEL RESPONSE CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:an electronic display comprising a display pixel, wherein the electronic display is configured to display a first image frame directly after a previous image frame at least in part by applying a first analog electrical signal to the display pixel; and
image processing circuitry configured to:
receive first image data corresponding to the first image frame after previous image data corresponding to the previous image frame, wherein the first image data comprises a first grayscale value configured to indicate target luminance of the display pixel;
determine a first predicted refresh rate of the first image frame based at least in part on a previous actual refresh rate of the previous image frame;
determine a first pixel response correction offset based at least in part on the first predicted refresh rate of the first image frame; and
determine first processed image data at least in part by applying the first pixel response correction offset to the first grayscale value, wherein the first processed image data is configured to indicate magnitude of the first analog electrical signal expected to reduce difference between perceived luminance and the target luminance of the display pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,535,278

GARMENT WITH STRETCH SENSORS

MYANT, INC., Toronto (CA...

1. A knitted garment configured for sensing movement of an adjacent underlying body portion of a wearer of the garment via one or more sensors, the garment comprising:a garment body including fibres knitted together to form a layer of the garment, the garment layer for positioning adjacent to the underlying body portion when worn by the wearer;
one or more electrical connectors attached to the garment body, the one or more electrical connectors for facilitating receipt and transmission of electrical signals between a controller and the one or more sensors when the controller is connected to the one or more electrical connectors;
a conductive pathway consisting of one or more conductive fibres incorporated in the garment layer by knitting as part of the fibres, the conductive pathway electrically connected to the one or more electrical connectors and to the one or more sensors;
a first region in the garment layer having a first plurality of fibres including conductive fibres comprising the one or more sensors and a second region in the garment layer adjacent to the first region, the second region having a second plurality of fibres as non-conductive fibres comprising an insulative region of the garment layer surrounding the first region, the first plurality of fibres interlaced with one another to have a first degree of elasticity reflected by the first plurality of fibres as a group therein that is lower than a second degree of elasticity reflected by the second plurality of fibres as a group therein; wherein the non-conductive fibres of the second region are for electrically insulating the one or more sensors from another sensor in the garment layer also adjacent to the second region;
each of the one or more sensors incorporated in the garment layer by knitting as part of the fibres, each of the one or more sensors knitted including the conductive fibres in order to electrically connect to the one or more conductive fibres of the conductive pathway;
wherein the controller is configured to measure changes in at least one of resistance or capacitance of the one or more sensors as representative of the movement of the underlying body portion when positioned adjacent to the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,535,276

ROUTE PLANNING AND MOVEMENT OF AN AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND BASED ON A NAVIGATION MODEL TRAINED TO INCREASE AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores executable components; and
a processor, operatively coupled to the memory, that executes the executable components, the executable components comprising:
an assessment component that accesses runway data, taxiway data, and gate configuration data associated with an airport and respective aircraft technical data and specifications for a plurality of aircraft associated with the airport;
a sensor component that collects sensor data from a plurality of sensors, wherein the sensor data relates to respective performance data of the plurality of aircraft and respective conditions of the runway data, the taxiway data, and the gate configuration data;
a navigation model that is trained through cloud-based sharing across a plurality of models based on the plurality of aircraft; and
a route planning component that employs the navigation model to analyze the sensor data, the runway data, the taxiway data, and the gate configuration data, and generates a protocol to navigate the plurality of aircraft within the airport to improve aircraft operational efficiency associated with conservation of fuel, decreased brake wear, or combinations thereof based on respective time of arrivals at respective destinations within the airport for the plurality of aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,534,520

SMART EMAIL TASK REMINDERS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for presenting actionable tasks from a received email, comprising:determining elements of a body of the email to be ignored and extracting a portion of the body excluding the determined elements;
determining the extracted portion of the email includes at least one actionable portion by:
assigning a number to each word of the extracted portion of the email;
grouping the assigned numbers into number sentences corresponding to sentences of the extracted portion of the email; and
processing the number sentences with a trained model;
converting a respective number sentence that includes the at least one actionable portion back to the corresponding words of the extracted portion of the email; and
presenting the at least one actionable portion in a graphical user interface (GUI).

US Pat. No. 10,534,365

INSPECTION ROBOT HAVING VERTICALLY DISTRIBUTED PAYLOADS WITH HORIZONTALLY DISTRIBUTED SENSOR SLEDS

Gecko Robotics, Inc., Pi...

1. A system, comprising:an inspection robot, and a plurality of sleds mounted to the inspection robot;
a plurality of sensors, wherein each sensor is mounted to a corresponding one of the sleds such that the sensor is operationally couplable to an inspection surface in contact with a bottom surface of the corresponding one of the sleds;
a couplant chamber disposed within at least two of the plurality of sleds, each couplant chamber interposed between a transducer of the sensor mounted to the sled and the inspection surface;
wherein each couplant chamber comprises a cone, the cone comprising a cone tip portion at an inspection surface end of the cone, and a sensor mounting end opposite the cone tip portion, and wherein the cone tip portion defines a couplant exit opening;
a couplant entry for each couplant chamber, wherein the couplant entry is positioned between the cone tip portion and the sensor mounting end, and wherein the couplant entry is positioned at a vertically upper side of the cone in an intended orientation of the inspection robot on the inspection surface;
wherein the plurality of sleds are horizontally distributed across a payload, and wherein the payload is mounted to the inspection robot; and
further comprising a plurality of payloads each having a plurality of the sleds horizontally distributed thereacross, and wherein the plurality of payloads are vertically distributed.

US Pat. No. 10,534,216

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate comprising a display area and a non-display area;
a blue light blocking filter on the first substrate;
a plurality of color pattern layers spaced apart from one another in a plan view, the plurality of color pattern layers on the blue light blocking filter;
a black matrix among the plurality of color pattern layers in a plan view;
a planarization layer on the color pattern layers and the black matrix; and
a plurality of dummy patterns on the non-display area of the first substrate,
wherein the plurality of dummy patterns have a lesser thickness as the plurality of dummy patterns are closer to an edge of the first substrate,
wherein the color pattern layers comprise:
a red color conversion unit on the blue light blocking filter, the red color conversion unit configured to convert a light into a light having a red wavelength; and
a green color conversion unit on the blue light blocking filter, the green color conversion unit configured to convert a light into a light having a green wavelength, and
the red color conversion unit and the green color conversion unit comprise wavelength converting particles,
wherein the black matrix includes a groove recessed toward the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,533,786

REFRIGERATING CYCLE APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A refrigerating cycle apparatus comprising:a compressor that compresses and discharges refrigerant;
a radiator that makes the refrigerant discharged out of the compressor to radiate heat;
an expansion valve that decompresses the refrigerant flowing out of the radiator;
an evaporator that evaporates the refrigerant decompressed by the expansion valve;
a control device configured to control operation of the expansion valve;
the control device configured to determine whether a predetermined condition is satisfied for defrosting the evaporator; and
a mode controller that selects a time-priority defrosting mode or a power-saving defrosting mode based on a determination result of the control device, wherein
the control device controls the operation of the expansion valve in a manner that a physical quantity which has correlation with a pressure of the refrigerant in the evaporator approaches a predetermined defrosting standard value when the time-priority defrosting mode is set to shorten a period of time required for defrosting the evaporator,
the control device controls the operation of the expansion valve in a manner that an integrated power consumption of the compressor consumed during a defrosting operation becomes a minimum amount of integrated power consumed when the power-saving defrosting mode different from the time-priority defrosting mode is set,
the control device determines whether the vehicle is running with a speed more than or equal to a predetermined standard speed,
the mode controller selects the time-priority defrosting mode when it is determined that the vehicle is running with the speed more than or equal to the standard speed, and
the mode controller selects the power-saving defrosting mode when it is determined that the vehicle is not running with the speed more than or equal to the standard speed.

US Pat. No. 10,533,759

CLIMATE CONTROL DEVICE

Essick Air Products, Inc....

1. A climate control device comprising:a housing defining a receptacle for receiving liquid;
an evaporative medium port sized to receive an evaporative medium;
a liquid level sensor configured to sense a level of liquid in the receptacle; and
a controller electrically coupled with the liquid level sensor, the controller configured to:
determine a change in the level of liquid in the receptacle over a period of time;
calculate an efficiency of the evaporative medium received by the evaporative medium port based on a value of the change in the level of liquid over the period of time; and
provide an evaporative medium efficiency indication when the efficiency of the evaporative medium falls below a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,533,730

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

Optovate Limited, Hemel ...

1. A method for manufacturing an illumination apparatus, the method comprising:filling a container with a liquid and diced LEDs;
providing a substrate within the container, the substrate having an array of adhesive regions interspersed by non-adhesive regions formed on a surface of the substrate; and
self-assembling, by the LEDs, onto the adhesive regions by means of adhesion between the LEDs and the adhesive regions.

US Pat. No. 10,533,717

SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS

1. A drone charging station comprising:a post;
at least one solar collector coupled to the post;
a docking station, providing a landing target for a drone, the docking station coupled to the post, wherein the at least one solar collector is configured to charge a battery of the drone through solar power collected by the at least one solar collector wherein the solar collector and the docking station are both supported solely by the post, such that the post carries the entire weight of both the solar collector and docking station, and wherein the solar collector is a bi-facial solar active panel having front and back solar active faces.

US Pat. No. 10,533,687

COLLAPSIBLE FERRULE FOR HOSE COUPLER

CAMPBELL FITTINGS, INC., ...

1. A hose coupler comprising:a hose adapter including a body extending along a longitudinal axis and having opposing ends, an interior surface forming a fluid passage between the opposing ends, and an exterior surface for engaging an interior surface of a hose; and
a ferrule at least partially encircling the exterior surface of the hose adapter and having an interior surface facing the exterior surface of the hose adapter, one end of the ferrule including a flange extending radially from the interior surface of the ferrule,
a plurality of compressible grooves disposed on a first radial surface of the flange, the plurality of compressible grooves being configured to be compressed upon mounting the flange to the hose adapter, and
a space formed between the interior surface of the ferrule and the exterior surface of the hose adapter for receiving a hose.

US Pat. No. 10,533,669

BI-DIRECTIONAL FLOW CONTROL VALVE

Baker Hughes, a GE Compan...

1. A valve for use in a pressure sensing system, comprising:a housing integrated within a process fluid channel associated with a subsea oil processing facility, the housing including a first capillary portion and a second capillary portion that are separated by an interface region formed in a sidewall of the process fluid channel; and
a deformable member positioned within the interface region and configured to move between a first position and a second position when a magnitude of a pressure difference between the first capillary portion and the second capillary portion exceeds a threshold pressure, wherein the first position allows fluid communication between the first capillary portion and the second capillary portion, and the second position prevents fluid communication between the first capillary portion and the second capillary portion.

US Pat. No. 10,533,526

CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF INTAKE PIPE

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A connection structure of an intake pipe for an engine head, comprising: a partition wall member partitioning an intake passage along an axial direction of the intake passage and being inserted into the engine head; and an elastic gasket having a frame shape provided between the engine head and the intake pipe to seal there between, wherein the intake pipe is provided at a connection end portion of the intake pipe with an elastic body that presses the partition wall member in an insertion direction of the partition wall member.

US Pat. No. 10,533,523

DEVICE FOR PRESSURIZING PROPELLANT TANKS OF A ROCKET ENGINE

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A device for pressurizing fuel tanks of a rocket engine, the device comprisinga first heat exchanger for vaporizing a first propellant coming from a first tank prior to the vaporized first propellant being reintroduced into the first tank, and
a second heat exchanger for vaporizing a second propellant coming from a second tank prior to the vaporized second propellant being reintroduced into the second tank, the first and second heat exchangers co-operating respectively with a first gas generator and a second gas generator configured to be fed with a mixture of the first and second propellants in order to produce combustion exhaust, and the second gas generator being arranged to be fed at least in part by the combustion exhaust from the first gas generator,
said device further comprising a regenerative heat exchange circuit using the combustion heat from the rocket engine to vaporize the first propellant, referred to as the regenerated propellant,
the device being configured for setting up a first situation in which the first gas generator is fed by the first and second tanks, while a first tapping pipe to the first heat exchanger for vaporizing the first propellant is deactivated and a second tapping pipe to the second heat exchanger for vaporizing the second propellant is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,533,460

MULTI STAGE STEAM TURBINE FOR POWER GENERATION

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A steam turbine having a plurality of stages, comprising:a plurality of points of admission in fluid communication with a plurality of admission lines;
a feed line in fluid communication with the plurality of admission lines;
at least one extraction line, extending from an intermediate stage of the steam turbine, for extracting steam from the steam turbine; and
at least one capacity line which comprises an orifice plate and is in fluid communication with at least one of the plurality of admission lines and the at least one extraction line so as to bypass the steam turbine, and is configured to increase a swallowing capacity of the steam turbine as measured from the feed line upstream of the capacity line compared to the plurality of points of admission, and
wherein the at least one capacity line has an internal resistance to flow such that in use the at least one capacity line increases the swallowing capacity in a range of 1 vol % to 5 vol %.

US Pat. No. 10,533,407

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING STICK-SLIP

National Oilwell Varco, L...

1. A method, comprising:rotating a drill string in a borehole;
damping stick-slip oscillations using a drilling mechanism at the top of said drill string;
controlling a speed of rotation of said drilling mechanism using a speed controller in the form of a PI controller having a P term and an I term, but not in the form of a cascade control system using torque feedback in series with a stiff speed controller;
tuning said PI controller so that said drilling mechanism absorbs most torsional energy from said drill string at a frequency that is at or near a fundamental frequency of said stick-slip oscillations by adjusting an I-term of said PI controller to be dependent on an approximate period of said fundamental frequency of said stick-slip oscillations and on an effective inertia of said drilling mechanism, whereby said drilling mechanism has a frequency dependent reflection coefficient of said torsional waves, which reflection coefficient is substantially at a minimum at or near said fundamental frequency of stick-slip oscillations; and
reducing the effective inertia of said drilling mechanism by tuning said PI controller with an additional torque term that is proportional to the angular acceleration of said drilling mechanism so that the speed controller has three terms controlling a torque applied by the drilling mechanism to the drill string, said three terms being said P term, said I term and said additional torque term, whereby a damping effect of said drilling mechanism is increased for frequencies above said fundamental frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,533,387

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELL OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

9. A method of operating a valve sub, the method comprising:operating a master controller comprising a processor and a memory to:
electronically actuate at least one of a first and a second valve of a plurality of valve subs to selectively discharge, at least a portion of, a base fluid and an additive fluid from inside a drill pipe section into an annulus to change at least one parameter of interest of a return fluid,
wherein the master controller is positioned within a first valve sub of the plurality of valves subs, and operatively coupled to each of the plurality of valve subs,
wherein the plurality of valves subs are spaced at intervals along a drill pipe section of a drill string in a wellbore, the plurality of valve subs being in hydraulic communication with at least one of the base fluid and the additive fluid in the drill string and the return fluid in an annulus in the wellbore; and
wherein the drill string further comprises a first axially extending flow channel having the base fluid and a second axially extending flow channel having the additive fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,533,363

STAND-UP GUN SAFE

1. A storage unit, comprising:a first shell and a second shell, the first shell and the second shell having complementary shapes, the first shell and the second shell forming a storage space; and
a gravity-assisted opening mechanism;
wherein:
one or more hinges are secured to a spine;
the first shell and the second shell are each secured to the one or more hinges along a hinged edge of the first shell and along a hinged edge of the second shell:
the first shell and the second shell rotate relative to the one or more hinges and swing on the one or more hinges relative to each other;
the spine is anchored at a bottom end of the spine to a bottom anchor point;
each of the one or more hinges are oriented such that a top of such hinge is not directly above the bottom end of such hinge; and
the first shell and the second shell are disposed on top of the spine.

US Pat. No. 10,533,351

INTERIOR APPARATUS OF A VEHICLE

KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORA...

1. An interior apparatus of a vehicle comprising:a container;
a lid rotatably supported by the container so as to be rotatable between an open position and a closed position of the lid;
a lock device for locking the lid to the container when the lid is at the closed position; and
a lock releasing device, provided at the lid, for releasing the locking of the lid to the container, wherein
the container includes a hook receiving portion provided at the container,
the lock releasing device includes a knob of a push-type supported by the lid so as to be movable straight in a knob moving direction including push and opposite-push directions of the knob and a knob biasing spring for biasing the knob in the opposite-push direction of the knob, and
the lock device includes a hook, rotatably supported by the knob so as to be rotatable along a plane parallel to the knob moving direction, having an engaging portion capable of engaging the hook receiving portion at a tip of the hook and a hook biasing spring for rotationally biasing the hook in a direction in which the engaging portion of the hook engages the hook receiving portion of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,533,320

REINFORCEMENT FOR A CONCRETE TILE

LE SQUAREDECKO INC., She...

1. A method for manufacturing a reinforced concrete tile comprisinga) providing a mold for shaping the concrete tile having a top and bottom surface defining a thickness;
b) providing two or more reinforcing inserts of flat and elongated shape with a length and a width, and having top and bottom surfaces and comprising a plurality of scales, formed by punching openings in the two or more reinforcing inserts, distributed along the length, centered along the width, and extending upwardly from the top surface of the flat elongated shape, such that a portion of the reinforcing insert extends on both sides of each scale in the width direction, and wherein a first set of about half of the plurality of scales are slanted, at a predetermined angle, in a first direction towards a center of the tile and a second set of about half of the plurality of scales are slanted, at the predetermined angle, in a second direction, opposite the first direction, towards the center of the tile;
c) positioning in the mold the two or more reinforcing inserts to be imbedded in the concrete tile in proximity of the bottom surface at a predetermined position and spacing, the bottom surface of the reinforcing inserts facing the bottom surface of the concrete tile and the scales extending to a predetermined depth within the tile,
d) pouring unset concrete in the mold;
e) permitting the concrete to set to a tile;
f) testing the tile to obtain a load-deflection curve and wherein, for a reinforced tile, deflection is reduced as the load is increased for at least a range of loads until a yield load is reached; and
g) manufacturing reinforced tiles by repeating steps a-d using the predetermined positions and spacing for the inserts and predetermined depth and slant angle for the plurality of scales corresponding to the reinforced tile.

US Pat. No. 10,533,317

CURTAIN WALL EXPANSION JOINT

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. An expansion joint configured to connect first and second vertical mullions of a curtain wall, the first and second vertical mullions each including an elongated body having an inner contour defining a hollow slot and an infill support tongue extending from a side of the elongated body, the first and second vertical mullions including an inner sleeve extending through the hollow slot of both the first and second vertical mullions, the expansion joint comprising:a body having sides, an upper surface, and a lower surface;
an inner contour defining a central inner slot extending through the body from the upper surface to the lower surface, the central inner slot being configured to receive the inner sleeve therethrough;
a first raised lip projecting from the lower surface of the body and being configured to be inserted inside of the inner contour of the first vertical mullion; and
a second raised lip projecting from the upper surface of the body and being configured to be inserted inside of the inner contour of the second vertical mullion.

US Pat. No. 10,533,206

METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY PRODUCING COMPOUND K AND COMPOUND Y FROM SAPONINS OF GINSENG THROUGH ENZYMATIC METHOD

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for producing compound K of the following Chemical Formula 1 and compound Y of the following Chemical Formula 2 from ginseng saponins comprising Rb1, Rb2, Rc and Rd, said method comprising converting the ginseng saponins to compound K and compound Y by contacting the ginseng saponins with enzymes, said enzymes comprising;a) pectinase obtained from Aspergillus aculeatus; and
(b) pectinase obtained from Trichoderma reesei,
to produce a reaction mixture comprising compound K and compound Y as conversion products:

Compound K, where Glc is ?-D-glucopyranosyl;
Compound Y, wherein Glc is ?-D-glucopyranosyl and Arap is ?-L-arabinopyranosyl.

US Pat. No. 10,533,063

SUPPORTED CATALYST SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR USE THEREOF

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A supported catalyst system comprising:(i) at least one first catalyst component comprising a pyridyldiamido transition metal complex;
(ii) at least one second catalyst component comprising a metallocene compound; and
(iii) a fluorided support material,
wherein the pyridyldiamido transition metal complex has the general formula (I):
wherein,M is Ti, Zr, or Hf;
Z is —(R14)pC-C(R15)q—, where R14 and R15 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydrocarbyls, and substituted hydrocarbyls, and wherein adjacent R14 and R15 groups may be joined to form an aromatic or saturated, substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl ring, where the ring has 5, 6, 7, or 8 ring carbon atoms and where substitutions on the ring can join to form additional rings,
p is 0, 1 or 2, and
q is 0, 1 or 2;
R1 and R11 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbyls, substituted hydrocarbyls, and silyl groups;
R2 and R10 are each, independently, -E(R12)(R13) — with E being carbon, silicon, or germanium, and each R12 and R13 being independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydrocarbyls, alkoxy, silyl, amino, aryloxy, substituted hydrocarbyls, halogen, and phosphino, R12 and R13 may be joined to each other or to R14 or R15 to form a saturated, substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl ring, where the ring has 4, 5, 6, or 7 ring carbon atoms and where substitutions on the ring can join to form additional rings, or R12 and R13 may be joined to form a saturated heterocyclic ring, or a saturated substituted heterocyclic ring where substitutions on the ring can join to form additional rings;
R3, R4, and R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydrocarbyls (such as alkyls and aryls), substituted hydrocarbyls, alkoxy, aryloxy, halogen, amino, and silyl, and wherein adjacent R groups (R3 & R4 , and/or R4 & R5 ) may be joined to form a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl or heterocyclic ring, where the ring has 5, 6, 7, or 8 ring atoms and where substitutions on the ring can join to form additional rings;
L is an anionic leaving group, where the L groups may be the same or different and any two L groups may be linked to form a dianionic leaving group;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
L? is neutral Lewis base; and
w is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,532,921

PRINTERLESS FUEL DISPENSER

Wayne Fueling Systems LLC...

1. A fuel dispenser, comprising:a pump housing having at least one fuel pump disposed therein and configured to dispense fuel;
an electronics housing having housed therein
a fuel controller operatively connected to a pump compartment for controlling the dispensing of fuel from the pump compartment,
a payment terminal having a control module configured to receive transaction data that characterizes a user transaction involving the dispensing of fuel from the pump compartment, format the transaction data to create the formatted transaction data, and to
transmit the formatted transaction data,
a printer module in electronic communication with the control module, the printer module being configured to receive the formatted transaction data from the control module, deliver a command to the control module to prompt a user to select a type of transaction record, receive data from the control module characterizing a selected type of transaction record, and to transmit record data that characterizes the formatted transaction data to a remote server configured to use data characterizing the user transaction involving the dispensing of fuel from the pump compartment to generate an electronic transaction record; and
a communication module configured to facilitate electronic delivery of the data characterizing the user transaction involving the dispensing of fuel from the pump compartment from the printer module to the remote server.

US Pat. No. 10,532,897

HYDRAULIC HOISTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Cementation Canada Inc., ...

1. A hydraulic hoisting system for hoisting material from underground, the system comprising:a conduit loop for continuous flow of circulating fluid from near or at the surface to underground comprising a downcomer conduit, a transitional segment, and a riser conduit;
a pump positioned in the conduit loop to energize the circulating fluid prior to entering the downcomer conduit,
a slurry preparation unit for mixing the material with a portion of the fluid to form a slurry; and
an injection unit positioned at the intersection of the transitional segment and the riser conduit or in the riser conduit of the conduit loop near the intersection of the transitional segment and the riser conduit for injecting the slurry into the conduit loop at a delivery pressure rating that exceeds the hydrostatic pressure of the circulating fluid in the conduit loop at the position of the injection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,532,889

WHEEL BASED RECIPROCATING SLATS CONVEYOR SYSTEM

1. A reciprocating slat conveyor system, the system comprising:a plurality of parallel reciprocating slats, at least two groups of slats, of at least two slats per group, arranged in an alternating group manner having a top and bottom side;
the top side of each of the plurality of slats having a horizontal top surface;
the bottom side of each of the plurality of slats having at least one wheel receptacle;
wherein the at least one wheel receptacle may comprise at least one wheel fitted therein when resting on top of at least one set of support beams which are aligned perpendicular to the plurality of parallel reciprocating slats;
wherein, each of the at least two slats per group are connected underneath by a group panel connector and two or more group panel connectors assigned to the same group are connected by an arm link which connects to a group specific hydraulic cylinder which controls the movement of the two or more group panel connectors assigned to the same group;
wherein the group specific hydraulic cylinder pushes and retracts an attached piston rod forward and backwards which results in corresponding wheel movement of the at least one wheel maintained above the at least one set of support beams to reciprocate one of the at least two groups of slats forward and backwards.

US Pat. No. 10,531,997

LEG ASSEMBLY FOR A MASSAGE TABLE

EARTHLITE, LLC, Vista, C...

1. A massage device including a table top assembly that supports a use above a surface, the massage device comprising:a leg assembly configured to move the table top assembly vertically between a first position and a second position relative to the surface, the leg assembly extending between the table top assembly and the surface, the leg assembly including a first leg and a second leg that are movably coupled to one another to provide scissors-type movement between the first leg and the second leg, (i) the first leg including a first leg top that is coupled to the table top assembly, a first leg bottom that is positioned adjacent to the surface, and a first leg body that extends between the first leg top and the first leg bottom, and (ii) the second leg including a second leg top that is coupled to the table top assembly, a second leg bottom that is positioned adjacent to the surface, and a second leg body that extends between the second leg top and the second leg bottom; and wherein the second leg bottom includes a pair of fork members, each of the fork members including a proximal end that is coupled to the second leg body and a distal end that cantilevers away from the second leg body and is positioned adjacent to the surface, the fork members being spaced apart a gap from one another adjacent to the surface to provide a pair of spaced apart contact points along the surface so that a person providing a therapeutic treatment to the user can position their feet along the surface and within the gap and between the pair of spaced apart contact points along the surface, the fork members having a fork length that is at least approximately five inches.

US Pat. No. 10,531,950

INTRAOCULAR LENS HAVING AN EXTENDED DEPTH OF FOCUS

Tatvum LLC, Irvine, CA (...

1. A monofocal intraocular lens, comprising:an optic having an anterior surface and a posterior surface, providing a refractive base power, at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface having disposed thereon a combined profile comprising steps having heights determined by combining three constituent diffractive profiles, the diffractive profiles corresponding to powers p1, p2 and p3, the powers being different than one another and each power being a positive power less than about 1D, and each of the diffractive profiles having step heights causing a phase delay, relative to aqueous fluid, of 0.6 to 1.2 times 2? for 546 nm light, the combined profile defined by the function:
z=max(diffractive profile(p1),diffractive profile(p2),diffractive profile(p3)),
where p3>p2>p1.

US Pat. No. 10,531,807

AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPH MEASUREMENTS FROM MEDICAL IMAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method, in a data processing system comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the at least one memory comprising instructions that are executed by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor to implement an automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system, the method comprising:receiving, by the automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system executing on the data processing system, medical imaging data comprising one or more medical images;
inputting, by the automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system, the one or more medical images into a deep teaming network;
automatically processing, by the deep learning network, the one or more medical images to generate an extracted echocardiograph measurement vector output comprising one or more values for echocardiograph measurements extracted from the one or more medical images; and
outputting, by the deep learning network, the extracted echocardiograph measurement vector output to a medical image viewer, wherein outputting, by the deep learning network, the extracted echocardiograph measurement vector output to a medical image viewer further comprises:
identifying, by the automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system, for each type of echocardiograph measurement required to be extracted from the one or more medical images, a corresponding medical image viewpoint that provides an optimum viewpoint for generating the type of echocardiograph measurement; and
determining, by the automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system, for each type of echocardiograph measurement, whether the one or more medical images comprises at least one medical image having a viewpoint corresponding to the optimum viewpoint.
US Pat. No. 10,533,188

VECTORS WITH MODIFIED INITIATION CODON FOR THE TRANSLATION OF AAV-REP78 USEFUL FOR PRODUCTION OF AAV

uniQure IP B.V., Amsterd...

1. A nucleic acid construct encoding parvoviral Rep protein Rep78 and Rep52, the nucleic acid construct comprising:(a) a biscistronic nucleic acid encoding a parvovirus Rep78 protein and a parvovirus Rep52 protein, the biscistronic nucleic acid comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding the Rep78 protein that overlaps with a nucleic acid sequence encoding the Rep52 protein, such that the nucleic acid sequence encoding the parvoviral Rep52 protein is not repeated in the biscistronic nucleic acid;
(b) a first expression control sequence that is active in an insect cell operably linked to the sequence encoding Rep78 protein;
(c) a second expression control sequence that is active in an insect cell operably linked to the sequence encoding Rep52 protein.
US Pat. No. 10,533,050

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR LIVER CANCER THERAPY

Institut National de la S...

1. A method of reducing recurrence of liver cancer in a subject, comprising:administering to a human patient who has been treated for liver cancer an amount of a C-terminal anti-hPG monoclonal antibody sufficient to provide a therapeutic benefit,
wherein the C-terminal anti-hPG monoclonal antibody binds to human progastrin peptide (hPG) having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:20 but does not detectably bind to amidated gastrin 17 consisting of SEQ ID NO:104, glycine-extended gastrin 17 consisting of SEQ ID NO:105, or C-terminal flanking peptide (CTFP) consisting of SEQ ID NO:106, wherein binding specificity is determined by an ELISA assay, and
wherein the C-terminal anti-hPG monoclonal antibody comprises six CDRs, wherein the six CDRs are the CDRs of MAb5, MAb6, MAb7, MAb8, MAb11, MAb12, or MAb13.
US Pat. No. 10,533,086

POLYPROPYLENE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED PRODUCT THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A molded product comprising an injection molding of a polypropylene resin composition which includes:a base resin;
a thermoplastic elastomer; and
an inorganic filler,
wherein a major-axis diameter/minor-axis diameter, which is an aspect ratio of the inorganic filler, is 2 to 8,
wherein the inorganic filler has a major-axis diameter of 1 ?m to 10 ?m, and
wherein the molded product has a linear expansion coefficient of 5.2 to 5.5.
US Pat. No. 10,535,433

PREDICTING RESPIRATORY DISTRESS

Cerner Innovation, Inc., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that when executed, facilitate a method for determining a capnometry nonlinearity score for an individual, the method comprising:communicatively coupling a capnometery sensor with a set software agents of an application executed via a mobile device associated, the capnometery sensor associated with an individual;
identifying capnometry information, received via the set of agents and from the communicatively coupled capnometery sensor, the capnometery information representative of expired carbon dioxide from an individual;
determining a difference between a capnometry nonlinearity score (CNS) and a reference value to quantify the likelihood of pulmonary function decompensation for the individual within a future time interval, wherein the CNS is generated based on the identified capnometry information; and
based on the determined difference exceeding a threshold, automatically generating an application notification in the application via the set of agents, wherein the application notification is a visual or auditory indication of an increased risk for acute respiratory distress associated with the individual.

US Pat. No. 10,537,049

COMPONENT ATTACHMENT APPARATUS AND COMPONENT ATTACHMENT METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component attachment apparatus which holds a component with a head and attaches the component to a board, the apparatus comprising:a first component supply section configured to supply a first component;
a second component supply section configured to supply a second component that can be connected to the first component;
a holding control section configured to perform a holding control process of controlling the head such that the head picks up and holds the first component supplied to a supply position of the first component supply section, then connects the first component held by the head to the second component supplied to a supply position of the second component supply section so as to assemble the first component and the second component into an assembly, then picks up the assembly such that the head holds the assembly by holding the first component; and
an attachment control section configured to perform an attachment control process of controlling the head such that the assembly held by the head is attached to the board.

US Pat. No. 10,537,040

CHASSIS

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. A chassis comprising:a housing comprising a top plate and a bottom plate, the top plate being opposite to the bottom plate, an accommodating space being located between the top plate and the bottom plate, the bottom plate having a through hole;
a partition disposed in the accommodating space;
a movable member connected to the partition, the movable member being configured to move between a first position and a second position to adjust a size of the accommodating space; and
a tray comprising a latch member;
wherein when the movable member is located at the first position and the tray is placed into the accommodating space, the movable member is embedded into the through hole and the latch member engages with the movable member; when the movable member is located at the second position, the movable member disengages from the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,537,035

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SECURING HARD DRIVES IN A STORAGE CHASSIS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A drive latch apparatus comprising:a latch coupled to a chassis such that the latch secures a hard drive to the chassis;
a handle coupled to a proximal end of the latch such that compressing the handle unlocks the latch from the chassis, wherein the handle is dimensioned to be positioned over the hard drive when the hard drive is secured to the chassis; and
a drive holder coupled to a distal end of the latch such that:
the latch rotates relative to the drive holder to unlock the latch;
the drive holder exerts a continuous upward force to return to an original shape of the drive holder while the latch is locked;
a distal end of the drive holder bends under the hard drive to automatically unseat the hard drive as the continuous upward force vertically slides the drive holder from the chassis when the latch is unlocked; and
the drive holder slides vertically from the chassis in tandem with the latch;
wherein the handle is coupled to a spring such that:
the spring exerts a force between the handle and the latch; and
compressing the handle compresses the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,537,034

CONTROL BOXES PRINCIPALLY FOR USE WITH EQUIPMENT OF SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC, ...

1. A control device configured to control, equipment of a swimming pool or spa, comprising:a. a first sub-panel assembly containing high-voltage components;
b. a second sub-panel assembly containing low-voltage components;
c. a first closure device for accessing the first sub-panel assembly without accessing the second sub-panel assembly;
d. a second closure device for accessing the second sub-panel assembly without; accessing the first sub-panel assembly; and
e. a solid door configured: i) in a first closed position, to cover an interior region including the first sub-panel assembly, the second sub-panel assembly, the first closure device, and the second closure device; and (ii) in a second open position, to expose the interior region.

US Pat. No. 10,537,015

METHODS OF FORMING MODULAR ASSEMBLIES

VLT, Inc., Andover, MA (...

1. A method of forming modular circuit assemblies, the method comprising:assembling an encapsulated panel including a multilayer printed circuit board (“PCB”) having a plurality of conductive layers, a first plurality of electronic components mounted to a first surface of the PCB, and a first layer of cured encapsulant covering the first plurality of electronic components and the surface of the PCB, the first layer of cured encapsulant forming a first exterior surface of the encapsulated panel, the encapsulated panel comprising a plurality of unsingulated electronic modules, each module having perimeter boundaries defined by one or more predetermined cut lines and one or more conductive features buried beneath the first exterior surface and spaced apart from the cut lines;
selectively forming a plurality of holes in the first exterior surface of the panel through the first layer of cured encapsulant at predetermined locations within the perimeter boundaries of each electronic module, each terminal hole being spaced apart from the cut lines and exposing within the hole a respective conductive feature;
selectively forming one or more conductive metal layers on the first exterior surface of the panel including within the plurality of holes, the one or more conductive metal layers within each hole being in electrical contact with the respective conductive feature;
patterning the one or more conductive metal layers on the exterior surface, to form a plurality of electrical contacts on the exterior surface of the panel electrically isolated from at least one other electrical contact in the plurality of electrical contacts; and
cutting the panel along the one or more cut lines to singulate the plurality of electronic modules, each singulated electronic module having at least one of the electrical contacts formed on the exterior surface of the module.

US Pat. No. 10,537,014

COMPOSITION FOR OBESITY TREATMENT COMPRISING LIQUID-PHASE PLASMA

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A method of producing liquid type plasma for inhibiting adipogenic differentiation, the method comprising:(a) filling a plasma generator with a carrier gas;
(b) supplying a voltage of 1 kV to 20 kV and a frequency of 10 kHz to 30 kHz to the plasma generator to generate plasma; and
(c) treating a liquid material with the generated plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,537,013

DISTRIBUTED ELECTRO-STATIC CHUCK COOLING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A pedestal to support a workpiece during plasma processing, the pedestal comprising:a base over which the workpiece is to be disposed;
a plurality of nozzles to supply a fluid from a supply plenum to impinge nonparallelly on a surface of the base, the plurality of nozzles included in a distribution plate, the distribution plate having a first surface opposite a second surface, and the plurality of nozzles having portions protruding from the first surface of the distribution plate, wherein the protrusions each have an opening extending entirely through the distribution plate from the first surface of the distribution plate to the second surface of the distribution plate; and
a plurality of return conduits to return the supplied fluid to a return plenum, the plurality of return conduits protruding from the second surface of the distribution plate, wherein the return conduits each have an opening extending entirely through the distribution plate from the first surface of the distribution plate to the second surface of the distribution plate.

US Pat. No. 10,537,001

MULTI-VOLTAGE AND MULTI-BRIGHTNESS LED LIGHTING DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. An LED lighting device comprising:a first operating LED circuit and at least one additional LED circuit, wherein at least one of the first operating LED circuit or the at least one additional LED circuit includes at least two LEDs connected in either series or parallel;
a switch that is selectable by a user and configured to at least one of independently switch on or off at least one of the first LED circuit or the at least one additional LED circuit, or switch at least one of the first LED circuit or the at least one additional LED circuit to a different level of brightness;
a driver connected to the first operating LED circuit and the at least one LED circuit;
wherein the LED lighting device is configured to connect to an AC mains power source;
wherein the driver has an output voltage lower than the AC mains power source and increases a frequency to be higher than the AC mains power source frequency; and
wherein the first operating LED circuit and the at least one additional LED circuit both have a forward voltage of 6V or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,536,992

RESISTANCE METHOD

1. A resistance method for conditioning an electric current and subjecting the electric current to manipulated resistance levels to cause an effect on a substance or solution as the conditioned electric current passes therethrough, the resistance method comprisingproviding a computer program embodied in an electronic control system a in communication with a system, the system including a number of cathode or cathodes and anode or anodes defining an orientation to form a spark gap therebetween, and the substance or solution conditioning the electric current to allow an electric spark to pass through the spark gap at a manipulated resistance level, the computer program configured to measure and manipulate a plurality of variables defined by an environment within the system,
conditioning an electrical current to define desired current levels that effect the substance or solution as the electrical current passes therethrough,
conditioning the substance or solution to define desired resistance levels that effect the electrical current as the electrical current passes therethrough,
configuring the computer program to monitor the plurality of variables, and
configuring the computer program to increase or decrease an electrical resistance encountered by the electrical current within the system by manipulating the plurality of variables by at least a solution pump.

US Pat. No. 10,536,983

ENTERPRISE ACCESS CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING ALLOCATION FOR ACCESS NETWORKS

HEADWATER RESEARCH LLC, ...

1. A network system for providing network access service notification messages containing information about a network access activity of an end-user device, the network system comprising:a first service design center configured to:
obtain a first network access notification message policy comprising a first network access trigger condition and an associated first network access notification message, the first network access trigger condition comprising one or more current or requested end-user device network access activities, the first network access notification message comprising notification information to be presented to a user through a user interface,
receive a trigger condition indication from a network element,
associate the trigger condition indication with the first network access notification message, and
present the notification information to the user through the user interface;
a network provisioning instruction translator configured to:
receive, from the first service design center, the first network access trigger condition, and
determine, based on the first network access trigger condition, one or more network access trigger identification instructions; and
a network provisioning system configured to communicate the one or more network access trigger identification instructions to one or more network elements responsible for monitoring the service usage, the one or more network elements responsible for monitoring the service usage configured to:
execute the one or more network access trigger identification instructions to identify when the first network access trigger condition occurs, and
send the trigger condition indication to the first service design center.

US Pat. No. 10,536,976

METHOD FOR ACCESS TO A COMMUNICATION MEDIUM OF THE CSMA TYPE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method for access to a wireless communication medium, the access being of the “carrier sense multiple access” (CSMA) type, wherein a device, referred to as the sending device, wishing to send a message over said medium checks whether said medium is available before sending said message, the medium being busy when a signal coming from another device and detected by said sending device has a power higher than a predetermined power threshold, wherein the method comprises, when it is executed by a first device, the following steps of:determining a proportion of a first observation period during which the first device detects an interfering signal with a power higher than said power threshold, the interfering signal being sent by a second device accessing the medium,
if said proportion is higher than a predefined value, then
modifying the value of the power threshold by lowering it.

US Pat. No. 10,536,964

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING INTER-BAND CARRIER AGGREGATION WITH DIFFERENT UL/DL TDD CONFIGURATIONS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of wireless communications between a wireless communications network and wireless user equipment, comprising:transmitting, using a primary time division duplex (TDD) configuration, data on a primary component carrier in a first frequency band;
transmitting, using a secondary TDD configuration, data on a secondary component carrier, in a first subframe, in a secondary frequency band different from the first frequency band, wherein the secondary TDD configuration defines a second subframe, relative to the first subframe, for receiving a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) for the data transmitted on the secondary component carrier; and
receiving, on the primary component carrier and using a supplemental TDD configuration, the HARQ ACK/NACK for the data transmitted on the second component carrier, wherein the HARQ ACK/NACK is received in a subframe different from the second subframe and the supplemental TDD configuration comprises a supplemental downlink TDD configuration, the supplemental downlink TDD configuration specifying a set of downlink subframes including downlink subframes specified in the primary TDD configuration and the secondary TDD configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,536,963

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal configurable with a plurality of component carriers, the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives at least one of downlink control information and Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling;
a transmitter that transmits uplink control information (UCI), which includes at least delivery acknowledgment information, in a specific resource, by using a specific Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) format (PF); and
a processor that executes control to select the specific PF and the specific resource based on a payload size of at least a part of the UCI,
wherein, when a plurality of periodic channel state information (P-CSI) is configured to be transmitted at a transmission timing of the UCI and a total payload size of the UCI can be accommodated by a PF and a resource for P-CSI transmission configured by the RRC signaling, the processor determines that the PF and the resource for the P-CSI transmission are the specific PF and the specific resource, and
when there is a plurality of resources that can accommodate the total payload size of UCI, the processor determines that the PF and the resource for the P-CSI transmission are the specific PF and the specific resource, based on information configured by RRC signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,536,941

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND DEVICE HAVING BASE STATION FUNCTION

Nanchang Coolpad Intellig...

1. A method for operating a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system in an unlicensed frequency band based on a Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode for a device configurable as a base station, comprising:arranging, by a first device, a channel monitoring sub-frame for periodically detecting a downlink channel state in a frame structure of the TDD mode, wherein the first device is configurable as a first base station;
within a period, during the channel monitoring sub-frame, determining whether a downlink channel is in an idle state;
based on a determination that the downlink channel is in the idle state, transmitting downlink data via a downlink sub-frame within the period, wherein the downlink sub-frame is located in the frame structure of the TDD mode;
based on a determination that the downlink channel is not in the idle state, not transmitting downlink data within the period; and
setting the period of the channel monitoring sub-frame according to a number of downlink sub-frames included in each switch point period in the frame structure,
wherein arranging the channel monitoring sub-frame comprises:
when the period of the channel monitoring sub-frame is M*10 ms, M being a positive integer:
arranging the channel monitoring sub-frame in at least one subframe of the frame structure of the TDD mode; and
when the period of the channel monitoring sub-frame is 5 ms:
arranging the channel monitoring sub-frame in at least two subframes of the frame structure of the TDD mode.

US Pat. No. 10,536,907

DATA SENDING METHOD, DATA RECEIVING METHOD, TRANSMIT-END DEVICE, AND RECEIVE-END DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data sending method implemented by a transmit-end device, the method comprising:determining a subcarrier spacing corresponding to the transmit-end device;
determining a bandwidth parameter based on the subcarrier spacing, wherein the bandwidth parameter is a quantity of subcarriers that are spaced by the subcarrier spacing;
determining a transmit power based on the bandwidth parameter; and
sending a data block on at least one subcarrier using the transmit power, wherein the at least one subcarrier is selected from the subcarriers that are spaced by the subcarrier spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,536,905

UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a first base station, a first minimum available power for transmissions from a user equipment (UE) to the first base station and a second minimum available power for transmissions from the UE to a second base station;
transmitting, by the first base station to the UE, the first minimum available power and the second minimum available power; and
receiving, by the first base station from the UE, one or more signals, wherein a total power for transmission of the one or more signals is reduced by the UE but not below the first minimum available power.

US Pat. No. 10,536,870

METHOD FOR HANDLING SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT SIGNALING AND DATA COMMUNICATION, NETWORK NODE, WIRELESS DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a network node for handling simultaneous measurement signaling and data communication with a communications device, the method comprising:transmitting data for the communication device using a transmission mode corresponding to the communication device using a first number of reception elements for data reception with respect to the network node;
establishing a need for the communication device to perform measurements, and a capability of the communication device for receiving measurement signaling using a second number of reception elements while using a reduced number of reception elements for data reception with respect to the network node, wherein the second number of reception elements is reallocated from the first number of reception elements, such that the reduced number of reception elements is a remaining number of reception elements;
sending, to the communication device, a request to initialize the measurements, the request comprising a measurement configuration; and
transmitting data for the communication device using a transmission mode corresponding to the communication device using the reduced number of reception elements for data reception with respect to the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,536,868

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A measurement method by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a first measurement list from a base station, the first measurement list including one or more measurement candidates;
entering an idle mode;
measuring, at a first discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle, signal quality of at least some of the one or more measurement candidates independent of corresponding one or more first measurement periods, the one or more first measurement periods being periods determined for the at least some of the one or more measurement candidates;
determining whether the measuring signal quality at the first DRX cycle after entering the idle mode is incomplete; and
resuming the measuring signal quality at a subsequent DRX cycle in response to the measuring signal quality at the first DRX cycle after entering the idle mode being incomplete.

US Pat. No. 10,536,867

ON-DEVICE BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS TO DETECT MALFUNCTION DUE TO RF INTERFERENCE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of detecting, by a computing device, a malfunction caused by radio frequency (RF) interference, comprising:identifying, on the computing device, a location of the computing device based on a plurality of real-time data inputs received by the computing device;
characterizing, on the computing device, an RF environment of the computing device based on the identified location and the plurality of real-time data inputs, wherein characterizing the RF environment comprises:
identifying, on the computing device, specific non-cellular network devices at the identified location that are sources of RF emissions; and
determining a severity of actual or potential interference to any identified specific non-cellular network device caused by RF emissions from the computing device;
determining, on the computing device, at least one RF emissions threshold for the RF emissions of the computing device based on the characterization of the RF environment;
comparing, on the computing device, the RF emissions of the computing device to the at least one RF emissions threshold; and
performing, on the computing device, an action in response to determining that the RF emissions of the computing device exceed the at least one RF emissions threshold, wherein the action is chosen from displaying an alert recommending that the computing device be removed from the environment, shutting down an antenna of the computing device, putting the computing device into a sleep mode, or shutting down the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,536,865

SYSTEM AND MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR AN INTER-VEHICLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A computerized method of characterizing an inter-vehicle wireless (IVW) communication system that includes a communication device, the method comprising:positioning a vehicle under test (VUT) at a first location, wherein the VUT includes the IVW communication system;
positioning an instrumentation antenna at a second location spaced apart from the first location;
varying an azimuth angle between the communication device and the instrumentation antenna by performing a rotation of (a) the VUT in place at the first location while leaving the instrumentation antenna fixed in the second location or (b) the instrumentation antenna in a circular path about the first location while leaving the VUT fixed in the first location; and
for each of a plurality of specified azimuth angles, testing receive performance of the IVW communication system by:
transmitting packets through the instrumentation antenna to the IVW communication system;
receiving packets at the IVW communication system and estimating an error rate indicating a level of success of packets being received by the IVW communication system; and
recording the error rate corresponding to the specified azimuth angle.

US Pat. No. 10,536,864

METHOD FOR MANAGING A NEIGHBOR TABLE AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS ADAPTED FOR MANAGING A NEIGHBOR TABLE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of managing a neighbor table in a communication apparatus the method comprising the steps ofthe communication apparatus maintaining a neighbor table comprising a plurality of neighboring table entries corresponding to respective neighboring nodes being communication nodes in direct communication range of the communication apparatus,
said maintaining including, upon determination that the neighbor table capacity has reached a threshold, replacing a neighbor table entry corresponding to a neighboring node from the neighbor table by a new neighbor table entry corresponding to a new neighboring node based on the determination that the new neighboring node is a communication partner, wherein a communication node is defined as a communication partner if at least one the following conditions is met:
condition a a message including the communication partner as source address has been received by the communication apparatus, or
condition b a message including the communication partner as destination address has been transmitted by the communication apparatus,
wherein the neighboring node is either not a communication partner of the communication apparatus or is a communication partner with a link quality between the communication apparatus and the neighboring node being lower than a link quality between the communication apparatus and the new neighboring node.

US Pat. No. 10,536,863

OPTIMIZING MOBILE NETWORK BANDWIDTH

IDIRECT UK LIMITED, Berk...

1. A communication system comprising:first circuitry; and
second circuitry;
the first circuitry is configured to provide communication between a core network and a remote base station via the second circuitry;
the first circuitry is configured to detect a first encrypted data channel and signaling channels used for communicating between the core network and the remote base station;
the first circuitry is configured to extract encrypted data traffic of a user from the first encrypted data channel without affecting the signaling channels, and decrypt a portion of the encrypted data traffic to produce decrypted data traffic using a key of the user, wherein the key and an identifier of the user are obtained from the communication;
the first circuitry is configured to optimize the decrypted data traffic to reduce a bandwidth required and transmit the optimized data traffic to the second circuitry; and
the second circuitry is configured to receive the optimized decrypted data traffic from the first circuitry and re-constitute a second encrypted data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,536,861

MONITORING OF CHANNEL STABILITY AND INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A method for measuring interference on a channel of a wireless communication network in a node of the wireless communication network, the method comprising steps of:checking, at the node, whether a packet pre-amble is received through a receiver of the node on the channel during a guard time interval of a predetermined time-slot of the wireless communication network, wherein the node is synchronized with the wireless communication network and is scheduled, in accordance with a schedule of the wireless communication network, to check the channel during the predetermined time-slot, and wherein the guard time interval begins at a beginning of a listen and receive period of the predetermined time-slot for the wireless communication network; and
when no packet pre-amble is received during the guard time interval, measuring, using the receiver of the node, a received signal strength (RSS) on the channel during the predetermined time-slot at an end of the guard time interval of the predetermined time-slot.

US Pat. No. 10,536,860

MULTI-HOP WIRELESS NETWORK PLANNING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computing devices:identifying, from a point cloud comprising a plurality of point-cloud points, a first set of point clusters, wherein the point cloud is generated by measuring the distance from an initial measuring point to each point-cloud point, wherein each point-cloud point corresponds to a location on a surface of an object located in a region in a three-dimensional space,
and wherein each point cluster comprises one or more point-cloud points that are located within a grid segment on a two-dimensional grid derived from the three-dimensional space;
determining, for at least a plurality of point clusters from the first set of point clusters, that each point cluster represents a vertical-linear structure or a portion of a vertical-linear structure; and
identifying one or more point-cluster pairs from the plurality of point clusters, wherein each point-cluster pair is identified based on the two point clusters having (1) a separation distance within a threshold distance in the three-dimensional space and
(2) a line-of-sight connection in the three-dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 10,536,858

SPECTRUM SHARING BASED ON SIGNAL-BASED SHARED ACCESS

The Aerospace Corporation...

1. A process for sharing a spectrum, comprising:measuring, by a primary wireless system, a quality of signal of interest of the primary wireless system over an entire spectrum band while one or more secondary wireless systems are using all or a portion of the entire spectrum band owned by the primary wireless system, wherein the quality of the signal of interest comprising a signal quality performance in a physical layer of the primary wireless system;
comparing the quality of the signal of the primary wireless system with a minimum threshold level of the primary wireless system to determine a signal quality indicator;
upon measuring and comparing of the quality of the signal, transmitting, from the primary wireless system, the signal quality indicator of the primary wireless system to the one or more secondary wireless systems irrespective of a level or value of the signal quality indicator; and
receiving, by the primary wireless system, spectrum usage information from the one or more secondary wireless systems to ensure that the one or more secondary wireless systems comply with an agreement between the primary wireless system and the one or more secondary wireless systems, wherein
the signal quality indicator is related to an associated action message, wherein the associated action message represents a desired level of action required by the primary wireless system,
the primary wireless system is the owner of the entire spectrum band in a primary network and licenses use of all or a portion of the entire spectrum band to the one or more secondary wireless systems eliminating a protection zone or exclusion zone, and
the secondary wireless system is a licensee of the primary wireless system and is able to overlap in coverage with the primary wireless system so long as the quality of the signal of interest for the primary wireless system is acceptable.

US Pat. No. 10,536,857

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRE-AUTHENTICATING A USER ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An edge computing system located on a mobile device for pre-authenticating a user of the mobile device, the system comprising:a plurality of sensors on the mobile device configured to capture a plurality of attributes of the user;
a local data analysis engine on the mobile device, configured with machine learning capabilities and configured to:
track a group of commonly accessed applications over a pre-determined amount of time;
track, for each commonly accessed application, application data comprising a start time of access of the application, frequency of access to the application, and real-time data needed when accessing the application; and
store the application data on the mobile device;wherein, for each commonly accessed application, when a determined current time of day is a pre-determined amount of time prior to the tracked start time of access to the commonly accessed application, each of the plurality of sensors are configured to:capture, autonomously, an attribute of the user necessary for authentication; and
transmit a value of the captured attribute to an edge-node on the mobile device to verify the captured attribute data;in response to the transmittal of the value of the captured attribute from each of the plurality of sensors, the edge-node is configured to pre-load the commonly accessed application on the mobile device, the pre-loading comprising:receiving the value of the captured attribute from each of the plurality of sensors;
determining, whether each value of the captured attribute correlates to a historically stored attribute value captured by the sensors and stored on the edge-node; and
following determining the correlation:
authenticating the user; and
pre-loading the mobile device with the commonly accessed application, based at least in part, on the stored application data.

US Pat. No. 10,536,855

INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. An information processing terminal capable of communicating with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures a first type of biological information, the information processing terminal comprising:a computer configured to receive a measurement result of the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal;
a second biological sensor measuring the first type of biological information; and
wherein the computer is further configured to authenticate the sensor terminal and establish connection with the sensor terminal when the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition on a measurement result of the second biological sensor;
wherein the computer is further configured to determine whether the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies the predetermined condition by
calculating a first mean value, which is a mean value of a plurality of measurement results with the first biological sensor transmitted in response to the transmission of the request signal, and a second mean value, which is a mean value of a plurality of measurement results with the second biological sensor corresponding to the respective plurality of measurement results with the first biological sensor, and
determining whether the first mean value satisfies the predetermined condition on the second mean value.