US Pat. No. 10,321,047

IMAGING-SETTING DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, IMAGING-SETTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. An imaging-setting device, comprising:a processor configured to generate a first value of a first control parameter and calculate a first difference between the first value and a third value and a second difference between a second value and a fourth value,
wherein the first value and the third value are defined as values of the first control parameter, the second value and the fourth value are defined as values of a second control parameter, and both the first control parameter and the second control parameter are included in a plurality of control parameters for controlling imaging;
an output configured to send the first value to an imaging device;
an input configured to receive the second value and first image data generated by the imaging device when the first value is set in the imaging device, the second control parameter being different from the first control parameter, and the second value being changed in accordance with the first value set in the imaging device;
a storage configured to store the third value and the fourth value;
and
a display configured to show first difference information indicating the first difference and second difference information indicating the second difference, and display an image based on the first image data,
wherein the fourth value being stored by the storage is a recommended value of the second control parameter or a set value of the second control parameter set in the imaging device before the second value is set in the imaging device, and
wherein the display is configured to show the second difference information in a first display form when the fourth value is the recommended value, and show the second difference information in a second display form different from the first display form when the fourth value is the set value.

US Pat. No. 10,320,921

SPECIALIZING VIRTUAL NETWORK DEVICE PROCESSING TO BYPASS FORWARDING ELEMENTS FOR HIGH PACKET RATE APPLICATIONS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of optimizing network processing in a system comprising a physical host and a set of physical network interface controllers (PNICs), the physical host comprising a forwarding element, the method comprising:determining that a set of conditions is satisfied to bypass the forwarding element for exchanging packets between a particular data compute node (DCN) and a particular PNIC, the set of conditions comprising the particular DCN being the only DCN connected to the forwarding element and the particular PNIC being the only PNIC connected to the forwarding element;
exchanging packets between the particular DCN and the particular PNIC bypassing the forwarding element when the set of conditions are satisfied;
determining that at least one condition in said set of conditions is not satisfied, the at least one condition comprising the particular DCN being the only DCN connected to the forwarding element and the particular PNIC being the only PNIC connected to the forwarding element; and
utilizing the forwarding element to exchange packets between the particular DCN and the particular PNIC when the at least one condition in said set of conditions is not satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,320,703

PREVENTING DATA CORRUPTION DUE TO PRE-EXISTING SPLIT BRAIN

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:in response to determining that a node is no longer part of a sub-cluster of a cluster, designating another node in the sub-cluster as a racer node;
the racer node accessing a matrix, wherein
the matrix comprises information to determine whether a majority of a plurality of coordination points in the cluster are accessible during a fence race by a plurality of nodes in the sub-cluster, wherein each of the coordination points can fence off one or more nodes in the cluster from accessing one or more storage devices, and
the plurality of coordination points comprise an odd number of coordination points;
based on the accessing, determining that the information indicates that the majority of the plurality of coordination points are accessible by the plurality of nodes; and
broadcasting the information.

US Pat. No. 10,320,672

SHARED SERVICE ACCESS FOR MULTI-TENANCY IN A DATA CENTER FABRIC

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising: receiving a packet at a network element of a packet-switched network, the packet including a first endpoint group tag representative of authorized shared services; based on information in the packet, instantiating a tenant-specific virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instance; performing, using the tenant-specific VRF instance, a tenant-specific lookup in a dedicated tenant-specific region of a forwarding information base (FIB) to identify presence of a shared service destination for the packet; based on the tenant-specific VRF instance, instantiating a shared service VRF instance for the packet; using the shared service VRF instance, performing a shared service lookup in a dedicated shared services region of the FIB to identify a shared service destination address for the packet; replacing the first endpoint group tag with a second endpoint group tag recognizable by the shared service destination address; and forwarding the packet to the shared service destination address, wherein performing the shared service lookup comprises: performing a lookup to identify a shared service IP address, wherein the shared service IP address is only stored once in the FIB and is associated with multiple tenant-specific VRF instances.

US Pat. No. 10,321,618

TAPE FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A tape feeder configured so that a reel cassette, which guides a component supply tape drawn out from a tape reel to a component adsorption position, is removably mounted on a feeder main body, the tape feeder comprising:a sprocket driving mechanism portion that feeds the component supply tape to the component adsorption position by rotating a sprocket while causing teeth of the sprocket to be engaged with sprocket holes of the component supply tape;
an actuator that moves the sprocket driving mechanism portion upward and downward between an engagement position where the teeth of the sprocket are in a state of being engaged with the sprocket holes of the component supply tape and a retract position where the teeth of the sprocket are positioned below the sprocket holes of the component supply tape;
a clamp member that is moved upward and downward integrally with the sprocket driving mechanism portion, and clamps the reel cassette when the sprocket driving mechanism portion is lifted to the engagement position; and
automatic clamp release means for performing automatic clamp release, in which a clamp state of the reel cassette by the clamp member is released, by operating the actuator and lowering the sprocket driving mechanism portion to the retract position when it is detected that the reel cassette has to be removed from the feeder main body.

US Pat. No. 10,321,488

CSMA/CA IN TIME AND FREQUENCY DOMAINS

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method for a first communication device to transmit a data packet in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a first set of transmission parameters comprising a first central transmission frequency and a first spectral bandwidth;
transmitting a first data packet by applying the first set of transmission parameters;
determining whether or not the first data packet collided with a second data packet from a second communication device;
determining a second set of transmission parameters, which in case of collision comprises a second central transmission frequency, and a second spectral bandwidth, which is different from the first spectral bandwidth with a first probability value, and the same as the first spectral bandwidth with a second probability value, the second probability value being equal to 1—the first probability value, the first probability value being non-zero unless the first spectral bandwidth is the minimum spectral bandwidth allowed in the communication system; and
transmitting a second data packet by applying the second set of transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,316,554

OPENING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUST...

1. An opening system for a vehicle, comprising:a frame having an opening;
an opening member that is movable relative to the frame between a closed position where it obstructs the opening of said frame and an open position where it unobstructs the opening of said frame; and
a retaining device comprising:
a ferromagnetic element provided on one of the frame and opening member;
a permanent magnet provided on the other of the frame and opening member and magnetically coupled to the ferromagnetic element when the opening member is in the closed position so as to apply a closure force;
an electromagnet magnetically coupled to one of the ferromagnetic element and permanent magnet; and
a control unit comprising a control module electrically coupled to the electromagnet and adapted to activate the electromagnet upon reception of a control command,
wherein the control unit further comprises a detection module which is activated when the electromagnet is in a passive state,
wherein the electromagnet is used as a sensor by the detection module when the electromagnet is in the passive state to detect a signal originating from the electromagnet,
wherein the signal is representative of the opening member approaching the closed position from the open position, and
wherein the detection module generates information based on the detection of the signal indicating that the opening member has reached the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,321,619

FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder comprising:a feeder main body, on a rear section of which is formed a tape insertion section to insert a carrier tape that stores multiple components;
a tape feeding path to feed the carrier tape from rear to front, the tape feeding path being provided on the feeder main body so as to connect to the tape insertion section;
an insertion guide in which is formed a guiding groove to guide the carrier tape to the tape insertion section when the carrier tape is inserted to the tape insertion section;
an entrance retainer provided on the feeder main body, the entrance retainer pressing the carrier tape inserted to the tape insertion section towards the tape feeding path; and
a lever provided so as to protrude in a rear direction above the tape insertion section at a rear section of the feeder main body, the lever being rotatable so as to raise the entrance retainer when the carrier tape is inserted to the tape insertion section,
wherein
a rear end of the insertion guide is positioned in front of a rear end of the lever.

US Pat. No. 10,321,615

DISPLAY MODULE WITH INTEGRATED THERMAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display module comprising:
a cover lens;
a display layer disposed behind the cover lens;
a backlight unit comprising a light guide; and
a thermal management structure integrated on a backside of the display module behind the display layer, the thermal management structure comprising:
a cavity containing a material configured to change phase during operation of the electronic device; and
one or more retainers disposed at a perimeter of a front external surface of the thermal management structure, the one or more retainers protruding in a direction away from the front external surface of the thermal management structure, wherein the front external surface of the thermal management structure and the one or more retainers define a recess in which the light guide of the backlight unit is disposed; and
a heat generating component disposed, behind the display module and coupled to a rear external surface of the thermal management structure and the display module.

US Pat. No. 10,321,613

INVERTER POWER MODULE PACKAGING WITH COLD PLATE

Atieva, Inc., Newark, CA...

1. A method of cooling a three-sided power module, the method comprising:providing a heat sink attached to a three-sided power module;
flowing a coolant into an inlet of the heat sink;
directing a primary flow of the coolant to cool a middle section of the three-sided power module;
splitting the primary flow into a first secondary flow and a second secondary flow;
directing the first secondary flow to cool a first side-section of the three-sided power module, wherein the first side-section is adjacent to the middle section and oriented at a first nonzero angle thereto, and the first secondary flow exits the first side-section via a first outlet;
directing the second secondary flow to cool a second side-section of the three-sided power module, wherein the second side-section is adjacent to the middle section and oriented at a second nonzero angle thereto, and the second secondary flow exits the second side-section via a second outlet, and
cooling a driver module via the primary flow, the first secondary flow and the second secondary flow, the driver module coupled to the three-sided power module, the driver module nested in a hollow of the heat sink, the driver module partially surrounded by the three-sided power module.

US Pat. No. 10,321,612

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:a main board;
an electromagnetic interference filter module installed on the main board;
an auxiliary power module, wherein the auxiliary power module and the electromagnetic interference filter module are arranged in parallel with each other and separately installed on the main board, and a first air channel is formed between the auxiliary power module and the electromagnetic interference filter module;
a main power unit installed on the main board and comprising at least two main power conversion modules, wherein the at least two main power conversion modules are arranged in parallel with each other on the main board, and a third air channel is formed between the at least two main power conversion modules; and
a fan producing airflow to the first air channel and the third air channel.

US Pat. No. 10,321,606

FLEXIBLE THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE SHUNT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A thermally-conductive apparatus, comprising:a flexible thermally-conductive element; and
a thermally-conductive member, thermally coupled to the flexible thermally-conductive element, including:
a shell sealed to the flexible thermally-conductive element, wherein the flexible thermally-conductive element extends through a discontinuity of the shell; and
a cavity formed at a center of the thermally-conductive member and enclosed by the shell, wherein a first portion of the flexible thermally-conductive element extends within the cavity and a second portion of the flexible thermally-conductive element extends out of the thermally-conductive member via the discontinuity of the shell, and wherein the first portion of the flexible thermally-conductive element located within the cavity is sintered and the second portion of the flexible thermally-conductive element that extends out of the thermally-conductive member is not sintered.

US Pat. No. 10,321,602

AIR AGITATOR ASSEMBLIES

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. An air agitator assembly for use with a heat-emitting object having at least a first side and a second side, comprising: a first air agitator having a first perforated flexible structure having a thermally absorbing first side spaced from a portion of the first side of the heat-emitting object to define a first air space there between and a second side opposite the first side of the first perforated flexible structure, where at least a portion of the first side of the first perforated flexible structure has a non-flat contour that matches a non-flat contour of a corresponding portion of the first side of the heat-emitting object, and at least one piezoelectric structure located on the first perforated flexible structure; and a second air agitator having a second perforated flexible structure having a thermally absorbing first side spaced from a portion of the second side of the heat-emitting object to define a second air space there between and a second side opposite the first side of the second perforated flexible structure, where at least a portion of the first side of the second perforated flexible structure has a non-flat contour that matches a non-flat contour of a corresponding portion of the second side of the heat-emitting object, and at least one piezoelectric structure located on the first perforated flexible structure; wherein heat emitted from the heat-emitting object is absorbed by the first side of the first perforated flexible structure and the first side of the second perforated flexible structure and actuation of piezoelectric structures results in movement of the corresponding first perforated flexible structure and the corresponding second perforated flexible structure to move the air such that the heat-emitting object is cooled by airflows created.

US Pat. No. 10,321,601

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTRICTING AIRFLOW THROUGH A PORTION OF AN ELECTRONICS ENCLOSURE

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. An apparatus for restricting air flow through an electronics enclosure having a rear transition module (RTM) disposed therein, the apparatus comprising:the electronics enclosure;
a removable panel having at least one edge adapted to be secured to a surface of the electronics enclosure to place the panel in a path of a cooling air flow flowing through a rear card cage area within the enclosure containing the RTM, the panel being located external to the rear card cage area within the enclosure and the panel being oriented orthogonally to cards supported by the card cage;
the panel having a footprint that completely fills an opening through which said cooling air flow flows through said rear card cage area of the enclosure such that no portion of the cooling air flow in the rear card cage area flows around the panel; and
the panel being formed as a plate having a plurality of openings selectively arranged therein having all of the cooling air flow flowing through the openings, wherein the openings form a pattern of perforations grouped into spaced apart clusters, the panel reducing a volume of the cooling air flow that is able to flow through the panel by a predetermined desired degree, and thus limits a portion of said cooling air flow flowing to said RTM to a predetermined subquantity of said cooling air flow, and thereby restricting the subquantity of the cooling air flow directed through the rear card cage area such that a greater portion of a total volume of air flow being output from a cooling system of the electronics enclosure is directed through a front board area partitioned by a backplane from the rear card cage area of the electronics enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,321,590

INTERLOCK FEATURES OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A housing for a consumer electronic product, comprising: a first metal housing part having side walls that (i) include micro-features formed thereon, and (ii) define an internal volume, wherein the first metal housing part is coupled to a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to emit a RF signal;a second metal housing part having a bottom wall, the bottom wall including an edge having an indention that together with at least one of the side walls defines a channel, wherein the first and second metal housing parts are separated by the channel; and
a dielectric element that fills the channel and the micro-features to interlock and electrically isolate the first and second metal housing parts, the dielectric element including a first dielectric element and a second dielectric element, wherein the first dielectric element mechanically interlocks with the first and second metal housing parts, and the second dielectric element partially fills the channel and defines an exterior surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,321,586

MODULAR SOLID-STATE STORAGE SYSTEM

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A system comprising:a chassis;
a hardware module bay disposed in a front portion of the chassis,
wherein the hardware module bay is configured to accommodate at least a first horizontally oriented hardware module and a second horizontally oriented hardware module,
wherein the first horizontally oriented hardware module is slidably insertable into a center location of the hardware module bay,
wherein the second horizontally oriented hardware module is slidably insertable into one selected from a group consisting of a top location and a bottom location, of the hardware module bay;
a main printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a chipset for communication with a hardware module inserted into the hardware module bay; and
a midplane disposed between the main PCB and the hardware module bay,
wherein the midplane is configured to electrically interface at least the first and second horizontally oriented hardware modules, inserted into the hardware module bay, with the main PCB upon insertion of at least the first and second horizontally oriented hardware modules,
wherein the midplane comprises:
a center midplane PCB disposed coplanar to the first horizontally oriented hardware module; and
one selected from a group consisting of a top midplane PCB and a bottom midplane PCB, disposed coplanar to the second horizontally oriented hardware module,
wherein the center midplane PCB electrically interfaces with the main PCB through a first board-to-board connector and is configured to provide an electrical interface between the main PCB and the first horizontally oriented hardware module,
wherein the one selected from the group consisting of the top midplane PCB and the bottom midplane PCB, electrically interfaces with the center midplane PCB through a second board-to-board connector and is configured to provide an electrical interface between the center midplane PCB and the second horizontally oriented hardware module.

US Pat. No. 10,321,572

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE INCLUDING CAVITY DEFINED BY RESIN AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

SKYWORKS FILTER SOLUTIONS...

1. An electronic component comprising:a substrate including a main surface;
a functional unit formed on the main surface of the substrate; and
a resin layer formed on the main surface of the substrate, the resin layer including a first surface facing the main surface of the substrate and a second surface opposed to the first surface, the resin layer defining a cavity on the first surface enclosing the functional unit, a portion of the first surface defining a wall of the cavity parallel to the main surface of the substrate, the resin layer including a recess on the second surface, and a solder layer disposed in the recess, the solder layer not exceeding the second surface in a thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,321,561

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A flexible printed circuit board, comprising:a first conductive pattern layer, the first conductive pattern layer comprising a plurality of first conductive pads;
a second conductive pattern layer, the second conductive pattern layer comprising a plurality of second conductive pads;
a plurality of first through holes being defined through the flexible printed circuit board, each of the plurality of first through holes corresponding to and being defined through one first conductive pad;
a plurality of second through holes being defined through the flexible printed circuit board, each of the plurality of second through holes corresponding to and being defined through one second conductive pad;
a plurality of first conductive pillars, each of the plurality of first conductive pillars corresponding to and being received in one first through hole to electrically connect to one first conductive pad, the plurality of first conductive pillars being spaced from the second conductive pattern layer, and
a plurality of second conductive pillars, each of the plurality of second conductive pillars corresponding to and being received in one second through hole to electrically connect to one second conductive pad, the plurality of second conductive pillars being spaced from the first conductive pattern layer;
wherein the plurality of first conductive pillars and the plurality of second conductive pillars are exposed from one surface of the flexible printed circuit board to form a plurality of electrical contact pads, a plurality of first grooves and a plurality of second grooves are defined from an outer surface of the flexible printed circuit board on the second conductive pattern layer side to a surface of the second conductive pattern layer away from the first conductive pattern layer; each of the plurality of first grooves is aligned with and corresponds to one first conductive pillar, and each of the plurality of second grooves is aligned with and corresponds to one second conductive pillar.

US Pat. No. 10,321,556

AIR DIELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An air dielectric printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a first PCB layer including a first substrate and a first conductive layer formed of a first conductive material;
a second PCB layer including a second substrate and a second conductive layer formed of a second conductive material, wherein the second conductive layer is disposed
in a directly facing configuration relative to the first conductive layer, and
at a predetermined distance away from the first conductive layer, wherein the predetermined distance provides an air dielectric gap between the first and second conductive layers; and
at least two standoffs, wherein each of the at least two standoffs
is formed of a material different than the first and second substrates,
includes a first end and a second end that is opposite to the first end,
is attached to the first and second PCB layers respectively at the first and second ends thereof, and
includes a predetermined length to maintain the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,321,555

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD BASED RF CIRCUIT MODULE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An RF circuit module, comprising:a circuit board having RF and DC contacts on a surface of the circuit board, the circuit board having a cavity therein;
an RF component having RF and DC contacts disposed in the cavity of the circuit board;
a plurality of electrical connectors bridge the cavity to connect the RF contacts on the circuit board to the RF contacts on the RF component and the DC contacts on the circuit board to the DC contacts on the RF component; and
a plug member, disposed in the cavity, the plug member comprising: a dielectric member with an outer portion disposed over the RF and DC contacts on the circuit board; an inner portion elevated above the RF and DC contacts of the RF component; and one portion of electrical conductors disposed on an upper surface of the inner portion and another portion disposed under the outer portion on, and electrically connected to, the DC contacts on the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,321,554

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:two or more electronic components that each generate heat when energized;
connection wires that connect the two or more electronic components; and
a heat sink for radiating heat of the two or more electronic components and the connection wires,
wherein the two or more electronic components and the connection wires are mounted on a first substrate face that is one of the sides of a substrate,
wherein the heat sink is disposed spaced apart from a top surface, of each of the two or more electronic components and the connection wires, that is the surface opposite to the first substrate face,
wherein an intermediate member having an insulating property and a heat-conductive property is provided in a gap between the heat sink, and the two or more electronic components and connection wire abutting portions each of which is at least part of the connection wire in such a way as to abut against the heat sink, and the connection wire abutting portions or the two or more electronic components, and
wherein the top surface of a maximum heat generating component, which is an electronic component that generates heat most among the two or more electronic components when energized, is a plane; a portion, of the heat sink, that faces the top surface of the maximum heat generating component is part of a basic plane, which is a plane of the heat sink, and
wherein the connection wires are provided with connection wire portion each of which is formed in a shape of a flat plate, and provided with the connection wire abutting portion which is provided with a heat-transfer protruding portion that is made of a material of a kind the same as the kind of the connection wire portions or a material having a heat-conductive property substantially the same as that of the connection wire portions, the heat-transfer protruding portion being formed in a shape of a flat plate protruding toward the heat sink from the connection wire portion, the heat-transfer protruding portion abutting against the intermediate member.

US Pat. No. 10,321,550

ILLUMINATED VEHICLE BADGE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle badge comprising:one or more light sources emanating emitted light through a viewable portion;
a controller configured to adjust at least one of an intensity or a color of the emitted light, wherein an electric current signal value is independently output to each of the one or more light sources and is configured to alter the intensity or the color of emitted light from the one or more light sources in a linearly perceived illumination pattern; and
at least one driver circuit operably coupled to the one or more light sources, and one of a logarithmic and an exponential amplifier disposed at an output of the at least one driver circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,321,541

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

ILUMI SOLUTIONS, INC., P...

1. A computerized method for temperature compensation in a lighting device comprising:providing the lighting device comprising a controller/processor, a light emitting diode (LED) current control circuit communicably coupled to the controller/processor, one or more LEDs communicably coupled to the LED current control circuit, and a temperature sensor communicably coupled to a controller/processor;
receiving a temperature sensor value from the temperature sensor;
estimating a temperature of one or more other portions of the lighting device using the controller/processor based on a mathematical equation and the temperature sensor value; and
controlling the temperature of the one or more other portions of the lighting device by controlling a current to the one or more LEDs whenever the temperature of the one or more other portions of the lighting device exceeds a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,321,534

COLOR ERROR CORRECTED SEGMENTED LED ARRAY

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method of color error correction for a segmented LED array, the method comprising:(a) calculating a target luminance for LED segments in a segmented LED array based on an initial luminance pattern;
(b) determining a luminance ratio based on the target luminance, the luminance ratio defined as a ratio of a primary luminance value of the primary LED segment to a secondary luminance value of the at least one adjacent LED segment;
(c) comparing the luminance ratio to a predefined threshold ratio, and
(i) if the luminance ratio is greater than or equal to the predefined ratio, then the secondary luminance value of the at least one adjacent LED segment is maintained, or
(ii) if the luminance ratio is less than the predefined ratio, then the secondary luminance value of the at least one adjacent LED segment is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,321,532

POWER FACTOR DIMMING

AZOTEQ (PTY) LTD, Paarl ...

1. A mains power supply dimmer unit and LED lamp(s) combination, wherein said dimmer applies, for a predetermined first period, phase-cutting of a first angle to a mains voltage supplied through said dimmer to said lamp, where-after said dimmer supplies a mains voltage with limited or no phase-cutting to said lamp, and wherein said lamp interprets said first angle as a first power level, wherein said first power level is stored, and wherein the lamp retrieves the first power level after said first period and sets its power level of light emission according to said first power level.

US Pat. No. 10,321,531

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING A BEACON LIGHT SOURCE FOR USE IN A LIGHT BASED POSITIONING SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method comprising:in response to light illuminating of a scene modulated by a plurality of light sources, acquiring an image of the illuminated scene by an image sensor of a mobile device, wherein:
pixels of the image are: (i) dependent on illumination of the plurality of light sources; and (ii) scene dependent such that at least two pixels in a same row of each image exposed to the illumination have a different brightness due to the scene of the image;
processing the image to isolate the plurality of light sources, wherein processing the image includes:
applying a background subtraction algorithm to the image such that background of the scene is removed leaving only a stripe image of the modulated illumination that is independent of the scene; and
after background subtraction of the image, calculating a fast Fourier transform (FFT) of the stripe image such that a tone modulating the illumination is detected by performing a frequency analysis of the stripe image to recover the tone; and identifying a physical location of the mobile device based on the processed image.

US Pat. No. 10,321,527

AVERAGE CURRENT AND FREQUENCY CONTROL

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A power supply driver module comprising:a buck converter module coupled to provide electrical power in the form an output current and an output voltage, over one or more operating cycles, to a load;
wherein each of the one or more operating cycles includes an “on” period and an “off” period for the buck converter module;
a first switch configurable, over each of the one or more operating cycles, into a first operating state corresponding to the “on” period and a second operating state corresponding to the “off” period;
wherein, during the first operating state,
the first switch couples a power source to the buck converter module such that the buck converter can store electrical power provided by the power source while also providing, to the load, an output current which increases to a target maximum output current;
wherein, during the second operating state,
the first switch decouples the power source from the buck converter module;
a current sensor configured to sense the output current and output a current sense signal to a regulating module; and
a first switch control lead configured to receive a first switch control signal from the regulating module.

US Pat. No. 10,321,506

MOBILE PHONE WIFI ACCELERATOR AND METHOD

Sichuan Subao Network Tec...

1. A method of accelerating a mobile phone network using a wifi accelerator, comprising the following steps:accessing a wifi network by a wifi module in a smart mobile phone terminal, and activating a 4G network by a 4G module in the smart mobile phone terminal;
wherein
when a data transmission between the smart mobile phone terminal and an online game server is performed, if a rate of the data transmission is higher than a preset lower limit rate value, the data transmission is performed by the wifi network, and if the rate of the data transmission is lower than the preset lower limit rate value, a communication connection is established between the smart mobile phone terminal and the online game server by the 4G network, such that the data transmission is performed by both the 4G network and the wifi network;
when the smart mobile phone terminal accesses the wifi network by the wifi module, the smart mobile phone terminal accesses a WLAN network by establishing a connection with an AP through the wifi module, and a method of activating the AP in the WLAN network further comprising the following steps:
step 1, calculating a number of APs required for a full coverage of the WLAN network according to a coverage when a transmission power of the WLAN is default and a coverage when a transmission power of the AP is default, dividing a coverage area of each AP by a total area of a WLAN area to obtain a value, and rounding up the value to obtain an integer N;
step 2, performing a clustering and recognition on the APs to obtain a target of 4N classes, arbitrarily selecting an origin of coordinates in the WLAN area, establishing a two-dimensional rectangular coordinate system, and performing the clustering on the APs intensively deployed and distributed evenly in the WLAN area according to geographical locations of the APs through a clustering algorithm to obtain a clustering result;
step 3, forming 4N of AP topologies: selecting to close a plurality of the APs according to the clustering result, realizing the full coverage of the WLAN network with the remaining APs, at the same time, forming an AP distribution structure, and initializing an AP transmission power optimization method; within each class of the 4N classes, selecting an AP at or closest to a clustering center to be an AP to be opened possibly and closing the remaining APs;
step 4, selecting to open N of APs: setting a set U as a set of APs to be selected to open, first, selecting a first AP and adding the first AP to the set U to obtain U={AP1}; second, selecting a second AP furthest away from the first AP and adding the second AP to the set U to obtain U={AP1, AP2}; then calculating a distance dij between one of the remaining APi and an AP in the set U={AP1, AP2, . . . , AP1}, letting di=min{di1, di2, . . . , dij}; and then selecting a third AP corresponding to a maximum element in the set {d1, d2, . . . , di} and adding the third AP to the set U to obtain U={AP1, AP2, . . . , APj, APj+1} until a number of elements in the set U reaches N;
step 5, detecting whether APs in the set U in a fully open state fully cover the WLAN area, if not, then continuing to select a fourth AP from the 4N APs to be selected and adding the fourth AP to the set U until a full coverage requirement of the WLAN area is satisfied, and at the same time, closing the remaining APs; and then performing step 6;
step 6, determining whether the transmission power of the AP is reduced under a premise of satisfying the full coverage requirement of the WLAN area, if not, then ending the AP transmission power optimization method; otherwise, reducing the transmission power of a designated AP until all APs operate with a lowest power consumption; and
step 7, after a number of connected users of an open AP reaches a threshold, sending by the open AP a request to a controller to open a nearby closed AP, receiving by the controller the request and then issuing by the controller an instruction to activate the nearby closed AP to cause the nearby closed AP to exit from a hibernation mode; and at the same time, sending by the controller a command to the open AP to narrow a coverage range of the open AP, thereby causing an area covered by the open PA to come into a high density deployment mode;
in the step 7, a method of sending the instruction to activate the nearby closed AP further comprising the following steps:
determining an AP to be activated at this moment, wherein each AP belongs to no less than one class synchronously;
counting a number of APs to be activated at this moment in each class;
picking up a class with a largest number of APs to be activated at this moment as an activation class; if there is more than one class “with the largest number of APs to be activated at this moment”, picking up one class of the more than one class as the activation class, wherein a pickup policy is random or preconfigured;
transferring activation information through a picked activation class to activate an AP to be activated at this moment in the activation class; and
determining whether all APs to be activated at this moment are activated, if yes, then ending the method of sending the instruction to activate the nearby closed AP; otherwise, going back to perform the steps of the method of sending the instruction to activate the nearby closed AP.

US Pat. No. 10,321,492

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. An industrial wireless communication apparatus that wirelessly communicates with a wireless device via an industrial wireless communication network of a communication standard of ISA 100.11a which is free of a provisioning-dedicated wireless network, the industrial wireless communication apparatus comprising:a packet processor configured to generate a first packet and a second packet, the first packet including a first control information and a first discrimination information, the second packet including a second control information and a second discrimination information,
the first control information being used for connecting an already-provisioned wireless device to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a, the already-provisioned wireless device having already been provisioned with a device information for joining to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a,
the second control information being used for connecting a provisioning-required wireless device to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a for provisioning the provisioning-required wireless device with the device information for joining to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a,
the first discrimination information being used for the already-provisioned wireless device to join to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a, and
the second discrimination information being used for the provisioning-required wireless device to join to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a for provisioning the provisioning-required wireless device,
the second discrimination information including a special value which is not used in the first discrimination information for the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a; and
a wireless communication unit configured to transmit the first packet generated by the packet processor and the second packet generated by the packet processor to the industrial wireless communication network of the communication standard of ISA 100.11a.

US Pat. No. 10,321,487

TECHNIQUE FOR INCREASING THROUGHPUT FOR CHANNEL BONDING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to generate a first frame that requests a wireless node to adjust its receive antenna configuration from an omni mode to a directed mode associated with a bonded channel; and
an interface configured to output the first frame for transmission to the wireless node via at least one of a plurality of channels that form the bonded channel; wherein
the processing system is further configured to generate at least one request to send (RTS) frame, and
the interface is further configured to output the at least one RTS frame for transmission to the wireless node via the bonded channel.

US Pat. No. 10,321,470

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMPLOYING RESOURCE FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of device-to-device (D2D) communication by a transmitting user equipment (Tx UE), the method comprising:sending a channel sensing signal containing first information on a priority of the Tx UE and data;
receiving a resource transfer request message containing second information on a priority of a receiving user equipment (Rx UE);
identifying whether the priority of the Tx UE is lower than the priority of the Rx UE; and
terminating a transmission of the data in case that the priority of the Tx UE is lower than the priority of the Rx UE,
wherein the channel sensing signal includes a first sequence in a first symbol and a second sequence in a second symbol, the first symbol and the second symbol are in a same slot of time domain, and
wherein the first sequence indicates a priority determined based on a service type of the data and the second sequence indicates a priority determined based on information on a user of the Tx UE.

US Pat. No. 10,321,461

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) BEAM POINTING AND DATA RATE OPTIMIZATION FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT BROADBAND ACCESS

Bridgewest Finance LLC, ...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) broadband access system comprising:an antenna sub-system comprising at least one antenna aperture configured to form a plurality of beams toward a ground coverage area, where the plurality of beams are further subdivided into a plurality of groups of co-active beams;
wherein at least a portion of the plurality of groups of co-active beams are co-frequency;
a UAV radio sub-system comprising one or more transmitters and receivers and configured to transmit and receive signals to and from a set of ground terminals within the ground coverage area; and
wherein the UAV radio sub-system further comprises logic configured to:
assign at least one ground terminal in at least one beam to transmit during a given time slot;
estimate one or more UAV downlink beam gains for the at least one beam assigned to the at least one ground terminal based on one or more of: one or more UAV position coordinates, one or more UAV orientations, and at least one ground terminal location;
determine an optimal downlink data rate for the at least one beam based at least in part of the estimated one or more UAV downlink beam gains; and
transmit downlink data packets to the assigned at least one ground terminal in the at least one beam based at least in part on the determined optimal downlink data rate.

US Pat. No. 10,321,460

ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (OFDM) TRANSMIT PROTOCOL SELECTION BASED ON A FEEDBACK LOOP LAG CONDITION

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) access point comprising:receiving and processing beamforming feedback data from User Equipment (UE) to form a beamforming feedback loop and responsively transmitting a beamformed radio signal to the UE;
determining that the beamforming feedback data is randomly changing in response to adjustments, and responsively switching to a closed-loop spatial multiplexing transmit protocol;
receiving and processing closed-loop spatial multiplexing feedback data from the UE to form a closed-loop spatial multiplexing feedback loop and responsively transmitting a closed-loop spatial multiplexed radio signal to the UE;
determining that the closed-loop spatial multiplexing feedback data is randomly changing in response to adjustments, and responsively switching to an open-loop spatial multiplexing transmit protocol; and
receiving and processing open-loop spatial multiplexing feedback data from the UE to form an open-loop spatial multiplexing feedback loop and responsively transmitting an open-loop spatial multiplexed radio signal to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,321,459

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device comprising:control circuitry
configured to:
store or extract a first country ID code that indicates a country setting of the electronic device,
perform a first determination whether the first country ID code is valid,
in response to the first determination that the first country ID code is valid, transmit a wireless signal frame to another electronic device through at least one of a set including the first and the second nodes by a communication link, the wireless signal associated with a signal frame including the first information representing the first country ID code,
obtain second information representing a second country ID code,
determine a frequency band to perform a wireless communication in accordance with the first country ID code, the frequency band consisting of one or more sub-bands,
use the determined frequency band for the wireless communication, and
perform the wireless communication with the another electronic device via the communication link by a frequency channel that belongs to available band group in accordance with the first country ID code through at least one of a set including the first and the second nodes, wherein
the control circuitry is further configured to verify whether the second country ID code is available before determining the frequency band to perform the wireless communication.

US Pat. No. 10,321,458

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING FREQUENCY RESOURCES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating, by a transmitter, frequency resources in a wireless communication system having a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system and a second OFDM system multiplexed in a frequency domain, the method comprising:determining frequency resource sizes of the first OFDM system and the second OFDM system,
wherein the first OFDM system includes an inverse discrete Fourier transform (IDFT) block and a Cyclic Prefix (CP) inserting unit being connected to the IDFT block, and
wherein the second OFDM system includes an IDFT block performing IDFT in frequency resource block units and a filter filtering output signals of the IDFT block in frequency resource block units;
allocating frequency resources of the first OFDM system and the second OFDM system based on the determined frequency resource sizes,
wherein a guard subcarrier is allocated to an adjacent subcarrier where the frequency resources of the first and second OFDM systems are adjacent, and
wherein control data and user data are not transmitted in the guard subcarrier; and
transmitting information on the frequency resources to a receiver,
wherein, in case a Cell-specific Reference Signal (CRS) is not positioned in the adjacent subcarrier, the guard subcarrier is allocated to the adjacent subcarrier, and
wherein, in case a CRS is positioned in the adjacent subcarrier, the guard subcarrier is allocated to a subcarrier that is shifted as much as one subcarrier from the adjacent subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 10,321,420

UPLINK TRANSMISSION TIMING OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, UT ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one control message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of timing advance groups (TAGs) comprising:
a primary TAG comprising a primary cell; and
a secondary TAG comprising a plurality of secondary cells, the plurality of secondary cells comprising one or more licensed secondary cells and one or more unlicensed secondary cells;
receiving at least one media access control (MAC) activation command to activate the one or more licensed secondary cells and the one or more unlicensed secondary cells;
selecting a first secondary cell in the secondary TAG as a timing reference cell for the secondary TAG based on:
the first secondary cell being an activated secondary cell;
the first secondary cell being a licensed secondary cell; and
the first secondary cell being in the secondary TAG; and
transmitting uplink signals via the one or more licensed secondary cells and the one or more unlicensed secondary cells in the secondary TAG, wherein transmission timing of the uplink signals is derived employing the first secondary cell as the timing reference cell.

US Pat. No. 10,321,117

MOTION-CONTROLLED BODY CAPTURE AND RECONSTRUCTION

LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT C...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of 2-D video sequences of a subject in a real 3-D space, wherein each 2-D video sequence in the plurality of 2-D video sequences depicts the subject from a different perspective;
generating a 3-D representation of the subject in a virtual 3-D space, wherein:
a geometry and texture of the 3-D representation is generated based on the plurality of 2-D video sequences;
a motion of the 3-D representation in the virtual 3-D space is based on a motion of the subject in the real 3-D space; and
an outer surface of the 3-D representation is missing information, and the texture of the 3-D representation is missing texture information;
generating a full 3-D representation of the subject in the virtual 3-D space by at least combining the 3-D representation of the subject with an existing 3-D digital model, wherein:
the 3-D digital model is generated using a 3-D scan of a volume of the subject in the real 3-D space, and the 3-D scan is of the same subject that was captured in the 2-D video sequence; and
the 3-D digital model is used to fill in the missing information of the 3-D representation by:
smoothing the outer surface of the 3-D representation;
filling volumetric holes in the 3-D representation that were not visible in the plurality of 2-D video sequences; and
properly aligning or dimensioning the 3-D representation;
generating the missing texture information using corresponding pixels in prior or subsequent frames of a motion of the of the full 3-D representation; and
generating a 2-D video sequence of the motion of the full 3-D representation using a virtual camera in the virtual 3-D space, wherein a perspective of the virtual camera is different than the perspectives of the plurality of 2-D video sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,320,969

INMATE COMMUNICATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Fedcom, Inc., Rockville,...

1. A communication processing system coupled to a global computer network and configured to perform a method of automatically converting at least one inmate communication from an inmate into an inmate digital communication for communication to at least one remote device, the method performed by the communication processing system comprising:a) receiving, at the communication processing system, the at least one inmate communication from a correctional facility;
b) automatically scanning, by the communication processing system, at least one side of each of the at least one inmate communication into at least one digital file;
c) automatically converting the at least one digital file into the inmate digital communication according to at least one sending template, the at least one sending template based, at least in part, on at least one formatting requirement of at least one of:
i) the at least one remote device; and
ii) a service provider of the at least one remote device; and
d) electronically communicating the inmate digital communication to the at least one remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,319,465

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALIGNING SEQUENCES TO GRAPH REFERENCES

Seven Bridges Genomics In...

1. A system for aligning a sequence read to a graph reference, the system comprising:at least one computer hardware processor; and
at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing: a graph reference, the graph reference comprising a plurality of nodes connected by a plurality of edges, at least one node of the plurality of nodes having an associated nucleotide sequence; a plurality of sequence reads; and processor-executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one computer hardware processor, cause the at least one computer hardware processor to perform:
selecting a first node of the plurality of nodes;
identifying a first path by traversing the graph reference, the first path starting from the first node and comprising at least one child node of the first node;
comparing at least one first nucleotide sequence generated from the first path with the sequence read, wherein the at least one first nucleotide sequence is generated at least in part by concatenating associated nucleotide sequences from nodes in the first path into the at least one first nucleotide sequence;
identifying a second path by traversing the graph reference, the second path starting from the first node and comprising at least one node not considered by the first path;
comparing at least one second nucleotide sequence generated from the second path with the sequence read, the comparing comprising determining whether the at least one second nucleotide sequence generated from the second path was previously generated by the first path, and removing one or more nodes from the identified second path based on the determination;
determining a best-fit position of the sequence read on the graph reference; and
reporting the best-fit position of the sequence read as the aligned position of the sequence read on the graph reference.

US Pat. No. 10,317,341

MECHANICAL DEFORMATION SENSOR BASED ON PLASMONIC NANOPARTICLES

LYTEN, INC., Sunnyvale, ...

1. An apparatus comprising first plasmonic nanoparticles, second plasmonic nanoparticles, and one or more further plasmonic nanoparticles each configured to exhibit a respective plasmon resonance when exposed to incident electromagnetic radiation, the first, second and one or more further plasmonic nanoparticles arranged such that each plasmonic nanoparticle is connected to an adjacent plasmonic nanoparticle by a deformable member, the deformable member connecting one pair of adjacent plasmonic nanoparticles is formed of a different material relative to the deformable member connecting another pair of adjacent plasmonic nanoparticles such that each deformable member is configured to undergo a different type of mechanical deformation relative to an adjacent deformable member dependent on the material composition of each deformable member, respectively,wherein, in a first configuration, when two adjacent nanoparticles are in sufficient proximity to one another their respective plasmon resonances can interact to produce a resulting plasmon resonance, and
wherein mechanical deformation of the deformable member causes a variation in the relative position of the respective adjacent plasmonic nanoparticles to a second configuration to produce a detectable change in the resulting plasmon resonance of the first configuration which can be used to determine said mechanical deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,315,049

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING STRUCTURAL MOVEMENTS THROUGHOUT RADIATION THERAPY

Elekta LTD., Montreal (C...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling a radiotherapy device by monitoring movement of one or more anatomical features during a radiation treatment session performed by the radiotherapy device, the method comprising:monitoring the movement of the one or more anatomical features with a first modality by using a first imaging device associated with the first modality for a first finite acquisition time;
obtaining first positional information of the one or more anatomical features with the first modality during the first finite acquisition time;
monitoring the movement of the one or more anatomical features with a second modality by using a second imaging device associated with the second modality for a second finite acquisition time, wherein the second finite acquisition time overlaps with at least a portion of the first finite acquisition time;
obtaining second positional information of the one or more anatomical features with the second modality during the second finite acquisition time;
while the second imaging device performs a scan, comparing a parameter of a first image obtained, during the second finite acquisition time, using the first imaging device with a parameter of a second image obtained, during the second finite acquisition time, using the second imaging device;
controlling completion of the scan performed by the second imaging device in response to detecting movement based on the comparison of the parameters of the first and second images; and
providing, based on the comparison of the parameters of the first and second images, an indication of the movement based on the obtained first positional information of the one or more anatomical features and based on the second positional information obtained during the second finite acquisition time, wherein the indication of the movement is used to control the radiotherapy device during the radiation treatment session.

US Pat. No. 10,314,955

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE CONTROL

LifeCell Corporation, Ma...

1. A tissue treatment system, comprising:a container, including:
an exterior wall surrounding an interior volume for holding tissue; and
a filter structure for processing tissue; and
a flow management device, including:
a first plate having a plurality of first openings passing therethrough;
a second plate having a plurality of second openings passing therethrough; and
a third plate having one or more third openings passing therethrough;
wherein the first plate, second plate, and third plate are operably connected and wherein setting the third plate in a first position places a first subset of the plurality of first openings in fluid communication with a first subset of the plurality of second opening, setting the third plate in a second position places a second subset of the plurality of first openings in fluid communication with a second subset of the plurality of second openings, and setting the third plate to a third position places a third subset of the plurality of first openings in fluid communication with a third subset of the plurality of second openings.
US Pat. No. 10,314,861

FLOWABLE TISSUE MATRICES

LifeCell Corporation, Ma...

1. A flowable tissue matrix composition, comprising small pieces of partially or completely decellularized tissue, wherein a majority of the small pieces of partially or completely decellularized tissue have surface area to volume ratio of less than about 6 mm2/mm3 and wherein the small pieces of partially or completely decellularized tissue are suspended in a gelatin gel comprising less than about 20% of the composition on a volume/volume (v/v) basis.

US Pat. No. 10,321,620

COMPONENT SUPPLYING DEVICE AND COMPONENT SUPPLYING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supplying device which transports, to a component pick-up position, a carrier tape covered with a cover tape and storing a component, and supplies the component which is stored to a component mounter, the component supplying device comprising:a main body portion which is provided with a transport path which guides the carrier tape from an insertion port into which the carrier tape is inserted to an ejection port which ejects the carrier tape;
a carrier tape transport unit which transports the carrier tape and transports the components which are stored to the component pick-up position;
a detector which detects presence or absence of the carrier tape in the transport path;
a designation unit which designates a transport mode of the carrier tape using a flag based on a change in the presence or absence of the carrier tape which is detected;
a storage unit which stores the presence or absence of the carrier tape which is detected, the flag which is designated, and information of the component which is stored in the carrier tape which is mounted in the component supplying device; and
a determination unit which determines a processing operation to be performed when power which is supplied to the component supplying device is reintroduced, based on the presence or absence of the carrier tape which is detected and the flag which is designated.

US Pat. No. 10,321,617

ARRANGEMENT FOR HIGH VOLTAGE COMPONENTS LOCATED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

NEXANS, Courbevoie (FR)

1. Arrangement for high voltage components present in a motor vehicle, comprising:a housing for receiving the high voltage components,
wherein said arrangement is completely lockable, and
wherein said arrangement is electrically conductive and suitable for electromagnetically screening the high voltage components arranged in the housing, and
wherein said arrangement has a box shape lower part having a bottom and four walls arranged on a bottom,
wherein the surface area of the bottom is larger than the enclosed surface of the walls, a protending edge of the bottom being used for obtaining a conductive connection with the chassis of the motor vehicle,
wherein the housing has in the bottom at least a further collared sleeve or threaded box to fasten the housing on the motor vehicle part and for contact with the chassis by means of screw,
wherein the walls of said arrangement have openings of different types for electromagnetically compatibly fastening electrical lines to the high voltage components,
wherein the housing is composed of plastic material, which, through the addition of metallic particles of any one of steel, copper, tin or a combination thereof, is rendered electrically conductive,
wherein the housing has on its walls at least one support elements which mechanically stabilize the same, said support elements having a triangular shape, and
wherein the housing is manufactured with the plastic material filled with metallic particles through injection molding into a shape having any desired configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,321,616

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a support member; and
a cable mounted on the support member, the cable including an upper side and a lower side, wherein:
the support member includes a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion mounting the cable on the support member,
the first clamp portion includes a first portion being located at the upper side of the cable, the first portion extending in a cantilevered fashion from a side wall portion in a first direction, and the first portion including a lower surface engaging the upper side of the cable and restricting upward movement of the cable,
the second clamp portion is located such that at least a lower level portion of an upper surface thereof is spaced away from the lower surface of the first portion of the first clamp portion, and engages the lower side of the cable, and such that a shoulder transitioning from the lower level portion to an upper level portion of the upper surface of the second clamp portion faces in a second direction towards the cable, and where the second direction is opposite to the first direction,
at least the upper level portion of the upper surface of the second clamp portion being is located at a level superior to the lower surface of the first portion of the first clamp portion,
the upper surface of the second clamp portion includes the lower level portion disposed inferior to the cable and the upper level portion disposed at a level superior to the lower level portion and superior to the first portion of the first clamp portion,
the shoulder is located between the upper level portion and the lower level portion of the second clamp portion and transverse to the first portion of the first clamp,
a spacing between the lower level portion of the second clamp and the lower surface of the first portion of the first clamp portion is smaller than a diameter of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,321,614

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY WITH HEAT DISSIPATION

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A display assembly with heat dissipation, comprising:a case comprising a main body and a back plate detachably assembled with the main body, the back plate comprising a first inlet and a first outlet, a first circulation space formed inside the case when the back plate is assembled with the main body;
a display module disposed in the case;
a heat dissipation assembly disposed at a side of the display module, the heat dissipation assembly comprising a second inlet and a second outlet, the heat dissipation assembly comprising a first heat dissipation component and a second heat dissipation component, the first heat dissipation component contacting a backlight source of the display module, the second heat dissipation component comprising the second inlet and the second outlet, the first heat dissipation component and the second heat dissipation component cooperatively forming a heat dissipation space when the first heat dissipation component and the second heat dissipation component are connected with each other; and
a circulation structure, comprising:
an intake channel connected between the first inlet and the second inlet;
a convection generator disposed at the intake channel; and
an exhaust channel connected between the first outlet and the second outlet;
wherein a second circulation space is formed in the circulation structure by the intake channel, the heat dissipation assembly, and the exhaust channel, with the convection generator bringing an air flow to enter the first inlet through the second circulation space and be discharged from the first outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,321,611

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:a semiconductor module;
an electronic component electrically connected to the semiconductor module;
a cooling member that cools the semiconductor module and the electronic component, the cooling member being laminated with the semiconductor module and the electronic component to form a laminate;
a casing that accommodates the laminate; and
a pressurizing member that pressurizes the laminate in a lamination direction,
wherein
the electronic component includes:
a load application part that receives a load caused by pressurizing force of the pressurizing member on a surface of the casing adjacent the pressurizing member in the lamination direction;
a load supporting part that comes into contact with a surface of a contact part of the casing in the lamination direction, the surface of the contact part opposite to the surface of the casing adjacent the pressurizing member; and
a fastening part fastened to a casing fastening part of the casing,
the load supporting part is disposed between the load application part and the fastening part with respect to the lamination direction;
a moment of force around the load supporting part is produced in the electronic component by the load applied to the load application part; and
the moment causes the electronic component to be pressed towards a pressed part which constitutes a part of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,321,610

FREE COOLING IN HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An air handling system, comprising: a thermal storage unit, comprising a phase change material, configured to: condense, under a given set of air conditions, water vapor in air passing across the thermal storage unit to lower a relative humidity of the air passing across the thermal storage unit; an air moving device configured to direct the air across the thermal storage unit; and a control system configured to control air flow through the air handling system such that an air flow comprising the air that has passed across the thermal storage unit combines with a return air flow such that air of a combined air flow is maintained below a humidity threshold under the given set of air conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,321,609

COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling system comprising:an immersion tank that includes a liquid coolant sealed therein;
a housing that includes through-holes formed in a top portion and a bottom portion thereof, respectively, and disposed within the immersion tank;
an electronic device disposed in the housing in a state of being immersed in the coolant;
a coolant flow path formed between an inner surface of the immersion tank and an outer surface of the housing to couple the through-hole in the top portion of the housing to the through-hole in the bottom portion of the housing so that the coolant flows therethrough; and
a heat pipe arranged through a side wall of the immersion tank, the heat pipe is a hollow cylindrical member, opposite ends of which are closed,
a hydraulic fluid is sealed in the heat pipe, and
the hydraulic fluid transports heat of the coolant in the coolant flow path to an outside of the immersion tank.

US Pat. No. 10,321,608

COORDINATED COOLING USING RACK MOUNTABLE COOLING CANISTERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system, comprising:a server rack;
servers mounted in the rack;
a plurality of cooling canisters mounted inside the rack, wherein individual ones of the cooling canisters comprise:
a canister body mounted inside the rack and distinct from other canister bodies mounted inside the rack, the canister body configured to couple with a corresponding set of the servers, the corresponding set of the servers comprising a plurality of the servers, the plurality of servers mounted inside the cooling canister, the canister body at least partially enclosing:
opposing lateral sides of two or more servers of the set of the servers, a top surface of one of the set of the servers, and a bottom surface of another one of the set of the servers, such that air flowing through the set of the servers flows through the canister body; and
an opening in the canister body configured to couple with a corresponding opening in a canister body of an adjacent cooling canister mounted inside the rack; and
a group of fans, wherein respective ones of the plurality of cooling canisters are configured to couple with respective sets of one or more fans of the group of fans,
wherein, for one of the sets of fans coupled to a corresponding cooling canister, in the case of a fan of the set of fans not being in operation, the opening in the canister body of the corresponding cooling canister is configured to permit a supplemental flow of air between the corresponding cooling canister and a corresponding adjacent cooling canister in the rack to cool the subset of servers coupled to the corresponding cooling canister.

US Pat. No. 10,321,607

RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY AND TRANSCEIVER MODULE ASSEMBLY

YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO.,...

1. A receptacle assembly provided with a heatsink, comprising:a receptacle cage including
at least one module accommodating portion provided with at least one module slot located on one end of the module accommodating portion, the module slot configured to allow passage of an optical module, the optical module having a module board provided with a connection end portion at one end portion of the module board, the module accommodating portion configured to detachably accommodate the optical module, and having a bottom wall portion to come into contact with a lower surface of the optical module, and
at least one connector accommodating portion communicating with the module accommodating portion and configured to accommodate a connector to which the connection end portion of the module board is detachably connected;
the heatsink selectively placed on the receptacle cage, and having elongated grooves and lock pieces which are formed at predetermined intervals on both side portions of a base portion of the heatsink and configured to dissipate heat generated from the optical module by coming into contact with an outer peripheral portion of the optical module via a heat transfer surface having an area corresponding to an area of the bottom wall portion;
a heatsink support mechanism provided at the receptacle cage, and having pressing springs which are inserted through the elongated grooves of the heatsink and are slidably engaged with the lockpieces, and configured to support the heatsink slidably along a direction of attachment and detachment of the optical module when the heatsink is placed on the receptacle cage using the elongated grooves; and
a guide plate member which is integrally formed with the receptacle cage, the guide plate member having guide pieces formed continuously with an upper end portion of a cover fixation portion provided at the receptacle cage and configured, when the heatsink is not disposed, to come into contact with an upper surface of a tip end portion of a protection wall of the optical module, which projects toward the connector more than the connection end portion of the optical module, and thus to deflect the tip end portion of the protection wall a predetermined distance into the connector accommodating portion, in such a way as to guide a tip end portion of the connection end portion of the optical module, being inserted through the module slot, to the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,321,605

HEAT SINK

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

15. A heat sink assembly comprising:a first heat sink, formed to mate with a first processor along a first processor seating plane;
a second heat sink, formed to mate with a second processor along a second processor seating plane;
a mechanical support member to support the first heat sink and the second heat sink along the first processor seating plane and the second processor seating plane, respectively; and
a flexible heat pipe between the first heat sink and the second heat sink to provide a thermal link therebetween, wherein each of the first and second heat sinks comprises a respective heat sink base, the heat sink base comprising:
a first portion to make thermal contact with a corresponding one of the first and second processors, and
a second portion extending past the first portion to engage with the mechanical support member.

US Pat. No. 10,321,604

RAM AIR FAN AND POWER ELECTRONICS COOLING SYSTEMS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A power electronics cooling system comprising:a ram air fan comprising an air inlet and a blade mechanically coupled to an output shaft; and
a first pump motor coupled to a first cooling pump, wherein the first pump motor is mechanically coupled to the output shaft of the ram air fan,
wherein the first cooling pump pumps a first cooling liquid through a heat exchanger, and wherein the blade forces air through the heat exchanger, wherein the first cooling liquid is pumped through the heat exchanger and to a first electronics package, wherein the first electronics package comprises a first motor controller, wherein the ram air fan, the first pump motor, and the first electronics package are located on an aircraft, and wherein the first motor controller provides electrical energy to the ram air fan while the aircraft is on the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,321,603

ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION FOR IMMERSION COOLED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

7. A two-phase immersion cooling system, comprising:an immersion tank including a container for holding a bath of dielectric heat transfer fluid in liquid phase and at least one condenser for condensing dielectric heat transfer fluid from a vapor phase to a liquid phase;
a plurality of busbars, each busbar extending through a wall of the immersion tank, each busbar including an inner portion extending inside the immersion tank and an outer portion extending outside the immersion tank, wherein the busbars are distributed over a horizontal direction of the wall of the immersion tank, and wherein the inner portion comprises one or more busbar plates, each busbar plate having a notch extending downward from an upper outer surface of the busbar plate;
two or more connector plates;
a bolt traversing the connector plates and sized to slide into the notch of each busbar plate; and
a nut threaded on an end portion of the bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,321,600

MODULARIZED SERVER

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A modularized server, comprising:a rack, comprising a bottom plate, side walls, a top plate, a first slot and a second slot;
a switching mechanism, comprising:
only one switching element, disposed on the rack and being movable in a switching direction;
a first stopping block, disposed on the only one switching element, and extending into the first slot;
a second stopping block, disposed on the only one switching element, and extending into the second slot; and
two elastic elements, disposed on the rack and fixed on two ends of the only one switching element, a first end of each of the two elastic elements fixed on the top plate and a second end of the two elastic elements fixed to the only one switching element near the side walls, for providing an elastic force to maintain the only one switching element, the first stopping block, and the second stopping block at an initial position;
wherein the first slot is operable to receive a first removable electronic device, the first removable electronic device comprising:
a first casing, the first casing including a sliding groove, and the rack including a sliding rail extending in a guide direction; and
a first limiting element, disposed on the first casing;
wherein, when the first removable electronic device is inserted into the first slot in the guide direction and the first limiting element is disposed at a first marked position on the first casing, insertion of the first removable electronic device causes the first limiting element to push the first stopping block, such that the only one switching element, the first stopping block, and the second stopping block move to a first switching position, wherein the switching direction is substantially perpendicular to the guide direction;
wherein, when the first removable electronic device is inserted into the first slot and the first limiting element is disposed at a second marked position on the first casing, insertion of the first removable electronic device causes the first limiting element to push the first stopping block, such that the only one switching element, the first stopping block, and the second stopping block move to a second switching position,
wherein the first switching position and the second switching position are different.

US Pat. No. 10,321,599

ROTATABLE MOUNTING BRACKET ON CHASSIS

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A mounting bracket for mounting server/switch chassis to a rack, the mounting bracket comprising:a mounting flange;
a member portion connected to a server/switch chassis; and a pivoting mechanism connecting the member portion and the mounting flange, wherein the mounting flange pivots along the pivoting mechanism to move from a first side of the rack to a second side of the rack,
wherein, when the mounting flange pivots along the pivoting mechanism to the first side of the rack, the server/switch chassis is inserted in the rack in a first direction and removed out of the rack in a second direction, the first direction and the second direction being opposite with each other,wherein, when the mounting flange pivots along the pivoting mechanism to the second side of the rack, the server/switch chassis is inserted in the rack in the second direction and removed out of the rack in the first direction;wherein the pivoting mechanism further incorporates a sliding mechanism;
wherein the pivoting of the mounting flange along the pivoting mechanism comprises sliding the mounting flange along the sliding mechanism;
wherein the mounting flange is configured to slide along the sliding mechanism to overlap the member portion; and
wherein the mounting flange further comprises a locking mechanism to lock the rotatable mounting bracket with the rack once the mounting bracket and the rack come in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,321,598

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HOUSING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND INCREASING FLOOR SPACE UTILIZATION IN A SECURE ENVIRONMENT

BlackHawk Labs LLC, Sacr...

1. A secure equipment rack for mounting at least one component having mounting ears substantially coplanar with a component front surface, the front surface having a height dimension, and a width dimension, the component having a depth dimension extending normal to the front surface of the component, said equipment rack comprising:A subcombination including:
a back plate having a top, a bottom, and sides, said back plate capable of being mounted to a substantially vertical surface, said back plate capable of having brackets mounted thereto;
two brackets each having a top and a bottom, and each capable of being mounted to said back plate, each of said brackets, when mounted to said back plate, having a horizontal dimension extending substantially normal to said back plate, said horizontal dimension being 10U or less, said brackets for supporting said at least one component with said height dimension substantially parallel to said horizontal dimension;
a horizontal fan assembly for mounting to the bottom of said brackets;
a front cover for mounting to said subcombination for covering at least the front of said fan assembly and said brackets by fasteners;
a top cover for covering at least the top of said subcombination; and
a locking mechanism for locking said top cover to said front cover.

US Pat. No. 10,321,597

USER INTERFACE ENHANCED STORAGE SLED HANDLE WITH EMBEDDED SECURITY FEATURES

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A latch for securing a compute sled into a chassis, the latch comprising:a body with a user manipulable control, the body being mountable to a drawer of the compute sled, the user manipulable control comprising a cam disk that adjusts a slider upwardly and downwardly according to rotation of the user manipulable control, and the cam disk rotates to cause the slider to one of engage and disengage a deadbolt with a sleeve that wraps around sides and bottom of the drawer, the latch further engages a retention element of the chassis; and
a pull handle mounted to the body and fixed to the body by a pin that provides a hinge about which the pull handle rotates, wherein the pull handle facilitates pulling of the drawer from the sleeve when the deadbolt is disengaged from the sleeve,
wherein rotating the pull handle adjusts positioning of a flange that extends laterally from the pull handle and causes a flag to rotate in a rearward direction, which causes the retention element to disengage from an engagement element.

US Pat. No. 10,321,596

JOB-SITE ELECTRIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING INVASION OF FOREIGN MATTER INTO JOB-SITE ELECTRIC APPARATUS

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A job-site electric apparatus comprising:a housing;
an operation device configured to operate by receiving supply of electric power;
a terminal configured to receive supply of the electric power from a battery pack;
a separator configured to separate the housing into a first area and a second area, and including a through hole that allows communication between the first area and the second area, the first area including the operation device, and the second area including the terminal;
a coupling device configured to pass through the through hole and electrically couple the terminal to the operation device; and
a sealing portion configured to seal the through hole through which the coupling device passes.

US Pat. No. 10,321,595

BOX-FRAME HOUSING AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

1. A method for manufacturing a box-frame housing for installation of electronic modules, said method comprising:forming a box-frame housing that provides frame elements and side walls, and also provides a division into sub-regions, wherein the sub-regions are limited by dividing walls,
wherein the frame elements, the side walls and the dividing walls are fitted together so that a projection engages respectively in a recess, and the projection and the recess are connected to each other by welding,
wherein guide openings with projecting collars are arranged in the side walls or the dividing walls in two parallel straight lines at a distance from one another, and parallel to an insertion direction of an electronic module,
wherein the projecting collars face towards one another,
wherein a spring holds a printed circuit board in the guide openings,
wherein the spring is connected in a detachable manner to one of the side walls or the dividing walls so that the spring hooks into a region limited by the guide openings which are spaced at the distance from one another, and
wherein holding tabs are inserted into retaining openings to adjust the spring in a variable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,321,594

ELECTRIC PROTECTIVE COVER AND RECEPTACLE

TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHA...

1. An electric protective cover for a receptacle, comprising:a cover body that extends along a radial direction of the receptacle and is configured for covering a circuit board, wherein an accommodating hole enclosed by an accommodating hole wall is disposed on the cover body to accommodate a connecting terminal; and
a mounting portion disposed on the cover body to be mounted onto a receptacle housing;
wherein a wire retaining part is provided on the cover body; and
wherein the wire retaining part is configure for retaining a wire.

US Pat. No. 10,321,593

INTERCONNECT DEVICE

VORBECK MATERIALS CORP., ...

1. An interconnect apparatus comprising:a first portion housing a control circuit;
a second portion conductively coupled to a flexible circuit, the second portion comprising a first seat housing and a second seat housing coupled together to form a housing around a portion of the flexible circuit; and
wherein
the first portion is configured to be coupled to the second portion such that the control circuit is conductively coupled to the flexible circuit when the first portion is coupled to the second portion;
the flexible circuit is included in an apparel item;
the first seat housing comprising a lateral wall and a flange extending peripherally from the lateral wall; and
the flange comprising a longitudinal co-extensive lateral recess flanking the flexible circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,321,592

ELECTRONICS HOUSING

1. An electronics housing comprising:a housing body configured for attachment to a mounting rail and on which a cover is arranged which is pivotable about a pivot pin, formed on a bearing point, between an open position and a closed position; and
a locking device configured to pivotally lock the cover in at least one pivot angle position via an interlocking connection, which is configured to be released without destruction, between at least a first locking member and a second locking member,
wherein, spaced apart from the bearing point in a radial pivot pin direction, the first locking member is arranged on the cover and the second locking member is arranged on the housing body and configured such that an actuation of the cover for pivoting out of the pivot angle position results in a resilient deformation of at least one of the first locking member or second locking member, directed radially with respect to the pivot pin, to release the interlocking connection,
wherein the cover comprises at least one disc-shaped side wall on which the first locking member is arranged, and
wherein the second locking member comprises at least one pin which extends in an axial pivot pin direction and which in turn has a groove-shaped recess in which an edge formed on the disc-shaped side wall is guided such that a bending deformation of the side wall in the axial pivot pin direction is prevented or reduced, at least in portions.

US Pat. No. 10,321,591

WIRELESS EQUIPMENT CONCEALMENT SYSTEM UTILIZING AN AERIAL MULTIMEDIA PLATFORM

1. A wireless communication equipment casing comprises:an upper capsule;
a lower shroud;
a tubular housing;
a stopper;
a mounting pole;
a support post;
a pulley assembly;
the tubular housing comprises a first open end and a second open end;
the support post and the mounting pole being positioned collinear to each other;
the stopper being connected in between the support post and the mounting pole;
the upper capsule being terminally mounted onto the mounting pole, opposite to the stopper;
the tubular housing being concentrically positioned around the support post;
the first open end being oriented towards the upper capsule;
the lower shroud being connected adjacent to the second open end;
the lower shroud being slidably mounted along the support post; and
the upper capsule being tethered to the lower shroud by the pulley assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,321,589

TAMPER-RESPONDENT ASSEMBLY WITH SENSOR CONNECTION ADAPTER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:an enclosure to enclose, at least in part, at least one electronic component;
a tamper-detect sensor disposed over an inner surface of the enclosure to facilitate defining a secure volume about the at last one electronic component, the tamper-detect sensor including sensor lines disposed over the inner surface of the enclosure;
a monitor to monitor the tamper-detect sensor for a tamper event; and
a sensor connection adapter adhesively coupled at discrete points to the inner surface of the enclosure, and disposed over the tamper-detect sensor within the secure volume, with a portion of the sensor lines of the tamper-detect sensor being disposed between the inner surface of the enclosure and the sensor connection adapter, the sensor connection adapter facilitating electrically connecting the monitor to the sensor lines of the tamper-detect sensor, and the sensor connection adapter dislodging from the inner surface of the enclosure with an attempted tamper event into the secure volume through the enclosure and the sensor connection adapter, the dislodging facilitating detection of the attempted tamper event by breaking, at least in part, electrical connection of the monitor to the sensor lines of the tamper-detect sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,321,588

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A FLEXIBLE BATTERY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A flexible battery comprising:a single battery laminate with a first layer comprising at least one cathode segment and a first separator segment, and a second layer comprising at least one anode segment and a second separator segment, wherein the at least one cathode segment opposes the second separator segment, and the at least one anode segment opposes the first separator segment;
a first portion with a first stack thickness, the first portion comprising a first sub-portion of the single battery laminate in a first orientation, a second sub-portion of the single battery laminate adjacent to the first sub-portion and oriented in a second orientation that is opposite the first orientation, and a third sub-portion of the single battery laminate adjacent to the second sub-portion and oriented in the first orientation;
a second portion with a second stack thickness that is less than the first stack thickness, the second portion comprising a fourth sub-portion of the single battery laminate oriented in the first orientation, a fifth sub-portion of the single battery laminate adjacent to the fourth sub-portion and oriented in the second orientation; and
a third portion with a third stack thickness that is less than the second stack thickness, the third portion comprising a sixth sub-portion of the single battery laminate oriented in the first orientation, wherein the second portion is in between the first portion and the third portion.

US Pat. No. 10,321,587

INTEGRATED CONNECTOR RECEPTACLE DEVICE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an electronic device housing having a back major wall and a sidewall oriented perpendicular to the back major wall, the back major wall and the sidewall integral to the electronic device housing, the electronic device housing including a shoulder;
a display assembly engaged with the shoulder;
a connector receptacle integral to the electronic device housing, the connector receptacle including a bottom wall and a top wall, the connector receptacle having a height between the top wall and the bottom wall, the bottom wall and the top wall extending between a first opening through an outer surface of the sidewall of the electronic device housing and a second opening within the electronic device housing, the bottom wall of the connector receptacle defined by the back major wall of the electronic device housing, the connector receptacle being a unitary component with the back major wall and with the sidewall of the electronic device housing and being made of a same material as the back major wall and the sidewall of the electronic device housing;
an electrical connector positioned at least partially within the connector receptacle, the electrical connector including an electrical connector end at least partially within the connector receptacle and a connector body that occupies all of the height of the connector receptacle within the connector receptacle;
a first circuit board positioned at a bottom of the electronic device housing, the connector body connected to the first circuit board; and
a post that extends from the back major wall of the electronic device housing, the connector receptacle positioned between the sidewall and the post.

US Pat. No. 10,321,585

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power converter apparatus comprising:a capacitor module that has capacitor cells for smoothing DC voltage;
a power module that has an inverter circuit;
a driving circuit board that has a driver circuit for driving the inverter circuit;
a control circuit board that has a control circuit for controlling the driver circuit;
a cooling jacket in which cooling medium flows;
an apparatus casing to which the cooling jacket is fixed;
a lower case that is fixed to a bottom surface of the apparatus casing;
a metal base plate that is fixed to a top surface of the apparatus casing; and
an upper case that is fixed to the metal base plate, wherein
a first space for housing the capacitor module is formed between the lower case and the cooling jacket,
a second space for housing the power module and the driving circuit board is formed between the cooling jacket and the metal base plate,
a third space for housing the control circuit board is formed between the metal base plate and the upper case,
the control circuit board is fixed onto the metal base plate,
an inlet pipe for introducing the cooling medium into the cooling jacket is fixed onto a portion of the apparatus casing closer to the bottom surface of the apparatus casing than to the top surface of the apparatus casing, and
the apparatus casing has a flange portion at the top surface of the apparatus casing for contacting with the metal base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,321,584

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel configured to include a first area, and a second area and a third area respectively disposed at opposite sides of the first area in a first direction; a first roller unit configured to wind the second area thereon; and a second roller unit configured to wind the third area of the display panel in an opposite direction to that of the first roller unit,
wherein the first roller unit and the second roller unit are separated from each other in the first direction by a distance, the first roller unit includes:a first roller configured to rotate around a first rotation axis; and a second roller configured to rotate in an opposite direction to that of the first roller around a second rotation axis that is parallel to the first rotation axis in the first direction; andthe first roller unit and the second roller unit are configured to be movable to allow the distance to be adjusted;
wherein the first roller is configured to wind the second area on the first roller around the first rotation axis and the second roller is configured to wind the second area on the second roller around the second rotation axis,
the second area is configured to include a first winding area that is wound around the first roller and a second winding area that is wound around the second roller, and wherein no area of the second area between the first winding area and the second winding area contacts any roller other than the first roller or the second roller.

US Pat. No. 10,321,583

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a housing including a support plate;
a first roller portion disposed at a first side of the support plate and connected to the housing by a first sliding portion;
a second roller portion disposed at a second side of the support plate and connected to the housing by a second sliding portion;
a rail portion including a plurality of fixing rails, a plurality of first moving rails, and a plurality of second moving rails; and
a flexible display panel covering the rail portion, the flexible display panel having ends respectively connected to each of the first roller portion and the second roller portion,
wherein the plurality of fixing rails are affixed to the support plate, the plurality of first moving rails are connected to the first roller portion and engaged with the plurality of fixing rails, and the plurality of second moving rails are connected to the second roller portion and engaged with the plurality of fixing rails,
wherein the plurality of first moving rails and the plurality of second moving rails are disposed between the support plate and the flexible display panel and
wherein the plurality of first moving rails are configured to move in a first direction, and the plurality of second moving rails are configured to move in a second direction opposite and parallel to the first direction,
wherein at least one first moving rail and at least one second moving rail are alternately disposed between the plurality of fixing rails.

US Pat. No. 10,321,582

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD AND WIRING BOARD

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A method of manufacturing a wiring board comprising:a stacking process in which N (N is an integer equal to or greater than 2) wiring layers, end portions of which include linear conductor patterns, are stacked, with the end portions superimposed, via insulating layers provided among the wiring layers and a laminated plate is manufactured; and
a removing process in which the insulating layers around the end portions of the conductor patterns of the laminated plate are removed to machine the end portions into N flying leads projecting from an end face.

US Pat. No. 10,321,581

SINGLE-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD, MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR

RICHVIEW ELECTRONICS CO.,...

1. A method for manufacturing single-layer circuit board, the method comprising:drilling a hole on a substrate, the hole comprises a blind hole and/or a through hole;
on a surface of said substrate, forming a photoresist layer having a circuit negative image;
forming a conductive seed layer on the surface of said substrate and a hole wall of said hole; and
removing said photoresist layer, to form a circuit pattern on the surface of said substrate,
wherein forming a conductive seed layer comprises, implanting a conductive material below the surface of said substrate and below the hole wall of said hole via ion implantation, to form an ion implantation layer as at least part of said conductive seed layer.

US Pat. No. 10,321,580

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A STACK OF SLANTED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGES

International Business Ma...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package assembly, comprising:a base printed circuit board (PCB); and
a set of IC packages, each comprising a support component and an IC chip, the IC chip mounted on or partly in the support component, where the support component mechanically supports and electrically connects to the IC chip, wherein:
the base PCB and each of the support components are rigid, and
the support component of each of the IC packages is laterally soldered to said base PCB such that a first beveled surface of each of the support components contacts the base PCB and is arranged transversally to said base PCB to form an angle ? therewith, so as to form a slanted stack of the IC packages that are essentially parallel to each other, and wherein each of the support components comprise a second beveled surface opposite the first beveled surface.

US Pat. No. 10,321,579

SOLDER RESIST AND PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A solder resist, comprising:a lower layer comprising a first resin and a plurality of particles; and
an upper layer comprising a second resin and formed on the lower layer such that the upper layer has an upper surface that is a roughened surface,
wherein the first resin of the lower layer includes a first epoxy resin, the second resin of the upper layer includes a second epoxy resin, the plurality of particles is one kind selected from a group of inorganic particles, the upper layer is formed such that the upper layer does not contain any kind of particles belonging to the group of inorganic particles and has a thickness that is smaller than a thickness of the lower layer, and the first resin in the lower layer and the second resin in the upper layer are made such that the second resin has a curing temperature that is higher than a curing temperature of the first resin.

US Pat. No. 10,321,578

FILLING METHOD OF CONDUCTIVE PASTE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MULTI-LAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A filling method of conductive paste, comprising:a process of preparing a metal foil clad laminated sheet having an insulative base material having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to the first principal surface and a metal foil provided on the second principal surface of the insulative base material;
a process of providing a protective film on the first principal surface of the metal foil clad laminated sheet;
a boring process of partially removing the protective film and the insulative base material, and thereby, forming a bottomed via hole having the metal foil exposed on its bottom face;
a groove forming process of removing the protective film from a surface to a midway thereof to form a conductive paste flowing groove having the bottomed via hole exposed on its bottom face;
a housing member preparing process of preparing a housing member in which a conductive paste injecting channel and a vacuum evacuating channel are provided and has an opening face on which one end of each of the conductive paste injecting channel and the vacuum evacuating channel opens;
a housing member disposing process of disposing the housing member on the protective film such that the opening face opposes the protective film, and thereby, causing the conductive paste injecting channel and the vacuum evacuating channel to communicate with a conductive paste flowing space defined by the bottomed via hole, the conductive paste flowing groove and the opening face of the housing member;
a process of depressurizing the conductive paste flowing space via the vacuum evacuating channel;
a filling process of injecting conductive paste into the conductive paste flowing space via the conductive paste injecting channel, and thereby, filling an inside of the bottomed via hole with the conductive paste; and
a process of peeling off the protective film with the conductive paste flowing groove on its surface to remain the conductive paste in the bottomed via hole and to cause part of the conductive paste with which the bottomed via hole is filled to protrude, wherein
in the boring process, a plurality of the bottomed via holes are formed, and
in the groove forming process, the conductive paste flowing groove is formed so as to join the plurality of bottomed via holes.

US Pat. No. 10,321,577

WAFER-LEVEL MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR EMBEDDING PASSIVE ELEMENT IN GLASS SUBSTRATE

Southeast University, Ji...

1. A wafer-level manufacturing method for embedding passive elements in a glass substrate, comprising the following steps:step 1: dry-etching a highly-doped silicon wafer to form a highly-doped silicon mould wafer, containing a passive component structure mould seated in cavity arrays, unetched silicon between the cavity arrays being used for subsequent component separation;
step 2: anodically-bonding a glass wafer to the highly-doped silicon mould wafer obtained in step 1 in a vacuum, to seal the cavity arrays in the bonded glass wafer and highly-doped silicon mould wafer;
step 3: heating the bonded glass wafer and highly-doped silicon mould wafer obtained in step 2 in air at a temperature higher than a softening point temperature of the glass wafer to melt the glass wafer, maintaining the temperature until the molten glass is reflowed to fill gaps in the cavity arrays due to a pressure difference inside and outside the cavities, and annealing and cooling to room temperature to form a reflowed wafer with a three-layer structure including a lower all-highly-doped-silicon substrate, a middle composite structure of the glass substrate embedded with the passive component structure mould and the unetched silicon, and an upper all-glass substrate;
step 4: fully grinding and polishing the all-glass substrate of the reflowed wafer obtained in step 3, so as to expose an upper surface of the embedded passive component structure mould on an upper surface of the glass substrate;
step 5: dry etching the passive component structure mould embedded in the glass substrate;
step 6: using the all-highly-doped-silicon substrate as a seed layer, filling, via copper electroplating, blind holes in the glass substrate after the passive component structure mould has been etched, thereby forming the passive elements embedded in the glass substrate;
step 7: wet-etching the all-highly-doped-silicon substrate and the unetched silicon between the cavity arrays to obtain several self-separating glass substrates embedded with the passive elements; and
step 8: performing surface processing on the glass substrates obtained in step 7 to form electrodes for the passive elements, by depositing a metal adhesion layer and electroplating a metal conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,321,576

CURVED DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A curved display device comprising:a display panel curved along a first direction, the display panel comprising a terminal part configured to receive a driving signal;
a driving circuit film comprising a base film and a driving chip centered on the base film, the driving chip being configured to generate the driving signal, the driving circuit film being configured to apply the driving signal to the display panel, and the driving circuit film being coupled to the terminal part and bent toward a lower surface of the display panel; and
a spacer disposed between the base film and the display panel,
wherein a first surface of the spacer contacting a lower surface of the display panel is curved by the display panel along the first direction, a second surface of the spacer is nonparallel with the first surface in the first direction, and the second surface is opposite the first surface, and
wherein a height of the first surface of the spacer from the base film is greater than a height of a surface of the driving chip facing the lower surface of the display panel from the base film.

US Pat. No. 10,321,575

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) MODULE COMPRISING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) PACKAGE AND AN INTERPOSER WITH EMBEDDED PASSIVE COMPONENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device comprising:a die;
a substrate coupled to the die; and
an interposer coupled to the substrate such that the die is located externally of the interposer, the interposer comprising:
an encapsulation layer formed entirely by a single layer, the encapsulation layer comprising a first outer surface and a second outer surface, wherein the second outer surface is opposite to the first outer surface, the first outer surface of the encapsulation layer defines a first interposer outer surface, and the second outer surface of the encapsulation layer defines a second interposer outer surface;
at least one via extending through the entirety of the encapsulation layer;
a first passive component located externally of the die, the first passive component at least partially embedded in the encapsulation layer such that the first passive component is co-planar to the at least one via that extends through the entirety of the encapsulation layer,
wherein a surface of the first passive component is co-planar to the first outer surface of the encapsulation layer,
wherein the first passive component is configured such that an electrical signal travels between the first outer surface of the encapsulation layer and the second outer surface of the encapsulation layer, through the first passive component;
a second passive component located externally of the die, the second passive component at least partially embedded in the encapsulation layer such that the second passive component is co-planar to the at least one via that extends through the entirety of the encapsulation layer,
wherein the first passive component and the second passive component are located in the encapsulation layer such that the first passive component and the second passive component are offset towards the first outer surface of the encapsulation layer; and
plurality of interconnects at least partially formed in the encapsulation layer,
wherein at least one interconnect from the plurality of interconnects is coupled to the first passive component and
wherein at least one other interconnect from the plurality of interconnects is coupled to the second passive component; and
a plurality of first solder interconnects coupled to the plurality of interconnects.

US Pat. No. 10,321,574

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT-EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic component-embedded substrate comprising:a core substrate;
a cavity penetrating the core substrate;
a wiring layer formed on one surface of the core substrate;
a support pattern bridging over the cavity and directly contacting opposed edges of the core substrate defining the cavity, the support pattern configured to divide the cavity into a plurality of component embedding areas;
an insulation wall portion arranged on only part of the support pattern in the cavity, with another part of the support pattern in the cavity being exposed from the insulation wall portion, the insulation wall portion being disposed in the cavity, the insulation wall portion being formed of a same material as the core substrate;
a plurality of electronic components each of which is mounted in each of the plurality of component embedding areas; and
an insulating material filling an inside of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,321,573

SOLDER CONTACTS FOR SOCKET ASSEMBLIES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package assembly, comprising:a plurality of electrical contacts configured to route electrical signals of an integrated circuit; and
a plurality of solder contacts coupled to the electrical contacts and disposed to directly couple to pins of a socket assembly to provide an electrical connection between the pins of the socket assembly and the plurality of electrical contacts;
wherein the solder contacts comprise a solder with a melting point between 55 and 80 degrees Celsius and wherein the solder contacts provide electrical coupling between the pins and the plurality of electrical contacts at load forces less than 25 gram-force.

US Pat. No. 10,321,571

COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A composite electronic component, comprising:a multilayer capacitor including a first body and first and second external electrodes respectively disposed on first and second end surfaces of the first body;
a tantalum capacitor including a second body and a tantalum wire exposed to a first end surface of the second body, and disposed adjacently to the multilayer capacitor;
first electrode parts electrically connected to the first and second external electrodes of the multilayer capacitor;
a second electrode part electrically connected to the second body of the tantalum capacitor; and
an encapsulant encapsulating the multilayer capacitor and the tantalum capacitor,
wherein the second electrode part connected to the tantalum capacitor has a composition different from the first electrode parts connected to the first and second external electrodes of the multilayer capacitor, and the encapsulant is disposed such that portions of each of the separate first and second electrode parts, connected to the multilayer capacitor and the tantalum capacitor respectively and having different respective compositions, are exposed externally from the encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 10,321,570

COMPOSITE CHIP COMPONENT, CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A composite chip part comprising:a substrate having a front surface, a rear surface, and a side surface perpendicular to the front and rear surfaces, the substrate made of silicon;
a plurality of chip elements arranged a distance apart from each other on the front surface of the substrate and having different functions;
a protective layer formed on the front surface of the substrate and having a pair of openings;
a pair of electrodes formed on only the front surface of the substrate in each of the plurality of chip elements such that each of the pair of electrodes protrudes upwardly from the protective layer and has a portion larger than each of the pair of openings in a plan view;
an insulating film interposed between the pair of electrodes and the substrate such that the insulating film covers the side surface of the substrate; and
a wiring film formed on the front surface of the substrate such that one electrode of the pair of electrodes is electrically connected to the wiring film, the wiring film having a taper shape in a sectional view,
wherein the pair of electrodes are respectively arranged on one side of the front surface of the substrate and an opposite side of the front surface of the substrate opposite to each other,
wherein the rear surface of the substrate is an exposed polishing surface,
wherein the substrate is capable of being surface mounted on a mounting object via the pair of electrodes, and
wherein a part of the wiring film covered by one electrode of the pair of electrodes is selectively exposed via a cut-out portion of a resin film, and another part of the wiring film is selectively covered by the resin film.

US Pat. No. 10,321,569

ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

VPT, INC., Blacksburg, V...

1. An electronic module comprising:a top plate;
a conductive bottom plate;
a circuit board disposed between the top plate and the bottom plate;
an encapsulant disposed between the top plate and the circuit board and between the bottom plate and the circuit board;
an electrical lead forming a direct electrical connection with the circuit board and extending from the circuit board through the encapsulant and further through the bottom plate; and
a continuous conductive coating surrounding the top plate, the circuit board, the encapsulant, and at least a portion of the bottom plate, the conductive coating forming a direct electrical connection with the circuit board and a direct electrical connection with the bottom plate,
wherein the direct electrical connection of the conductive coating with the circuit board is independent of the direct electrical connection of the conductive coating with the bottom plate and any direct electrical connection of the conductive coating with the electrical lead, and wherein the direct electrical connection of the conductive coating with the bottom plate is independent of the direct electrical connection of the conductive coating with the circuit board and any direct electrical connection of the conductive coating with the electrical lead.

US Pat. No. 10,321,568

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT FILM HAVING WIRES OF DIFFERENT WIDTHS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible circuit film, comprising:a first flexible film
a second flexible film facing the first flexible film;
a plurality of wirings arranged between the first flexible film and the second flexible film;
wherein each of the wirings has a first portion extending in a second direction from a first terminal portion to a first connection part, a second portion extending in a first direction different from the second direction from the first connection part to a second connection part, and a third portion extending in a direction opposite to the second direction from the second connection part to a second terminal end portion,
the wirings comprise a first wiring, a second wiring, and a plurality of third wirings between the first wiring and the second wiring in an arranging direction of the wirings, and
each of a first width of the first wiring and a second width of the second wiring is larger than a third width of each of the third wirings.

US Pat. No. 10,321,567

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A method of producing electronic components for acquiring a plurality of electronic components by cutting, along a predetermined cutting line, a laminate including a first circuit board and a second circuit board both mounted with circuit components, the method comprising:a stacking step of stacking the second circuit board on the first circuit board with a spacer interposed therebetween, the first circuit board being provided with a filled via around a mounting region of the circuit components of the first circuit board thus forming the laminate;
a filling step of filling a filling space formed between the first circuit board and the second circuit board using the spacer with an insulating resin; and
a cutting step of cutting the laminate along the cutting line, the cutting line dividing the filled via, and exposing the filled via from a cut surface to acquire terminal portions of the electronic components,
wherein the filling space formed between the first circuit board and the second circuit board includes a first filling space formed inside the mounting region,
wherein the filling space formed between the first circuit board and the second circuit board further includes a second filling space formed outside the mounting region and communicating with the first filling space,
the first filling space and the second filling space are partitioned by the spacer,
the spacer has a communication opening communicating the first filling space with the second filling space, and the communication opening is filled with the insulating resin in the filling step.

US Pat. No. 10,321,566

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A printed wiring board, comprising: an insulating layer; a first conductive layer formed on one surface side of the insulating layer; and a second conductive layer formed on another surface side of the insulating layer; wherein the first and second conductive layers are electrically connected via a conductor that fills a through hole penetrating the insulating layer from the one surface side to the another surface; wherein the through hole includes a tapered section whose opening diameter decreases from the one surface to the another surface of the insulating layer, the tapered section having a minimum opening diameter section, and includes a cylindrical section that communicates with the tapered section at the minimum opening diameter section and intersects with the another surface, wherein a thickness of at least part of the conductor varies in accordance with a decrease in opening diameter of the tapered section, wherein an opening of the cylindrical section has a smaller radius of curvature than an opening of the tapered section, wherein the cylindrical section overlaps at least a portion of the tapered section and is structured such that at least part of the conductor is positioned between opposing curved portions of the respective openings of the tapered section and the cylindrical section, which respectively coincide with the one surface and the another surface of the insulating layer, and wherein the conductor has a first recess extended further from the another surface than a second recess extended from the one surface.

US Pat. No. 10,321,565

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A printed circuit board assembly comprising:a printed circuit board comprising at least one first through hole;
at least one electronic device comprising a first surface, a second surface and at least one pin, wherein the first surface and the second surface are opposite to each other, and the pin passes through the first through hole of the printed circuit board and is inserted on the printed circuit board, wherein the pin is inserted perpendicularly on the printed circuit board and bent such that a body of the electronic device is inclined at an angle relative to the perpendicularly inserted pin;
a holder secured to the printed circuit board and disposed between the printed circuit board and the electronic device, wherein the holder comprises a supporting surface sustaining the first surface of the electronic device, and wherein the holder is configured to provide an accommodation space between the supporting surface and the printed circuit board, wherein the supporting surface of the holder comprises an inclined plane corresponding to the inclined body of the electronic device and configured to sustain the first surface of the electronic device, and wherein the angle is less than 90 degrees; and
a heat-dissipation device comprising a heat-dissipation surface thermally coupled with the second surface of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,321,564

SOLDER ASSEMBLY OF PINS TO THE PERIPHERAL END FACE OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

International Business Ma...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a laminate substrate having multiple layers of a non-conductive substrate material forming top and bottom areal main faces (AMF) and forming at least one peripheral end face (PEF) separating the top and bottom AMFs, the PEF defining a flat surface transverse to the top or bottom AMF;
conductive wiring at one or more the multiple layers embedded within the substrate, the conductive wiring adapted for carrying electrical or power signals to or from first PCB surface mounted devices, the embedded conductive wiring at the multiple layers includes multiple conductive wire ends exposed at multiple locations along a first PEF surface having a flat surface and along a second opposing PEF having a flat surface of said PCB,
one or more conductive contact structures formed at the first and opposing second PEF flat surface edges, a conductive contact in contact with one or more of the multiple exposed conductive wire ends along the first PEF flat surface and second opposing PEF flat surface; and
one or more conductive pins attached to respective one or more conductive contact structures at the first PEF flat surface and at the opposing PEF flat surface, each attached conductive pin comprising:
a polygonal portion having at least one side planar contact surface, a curved portion and an bottom foot portion providing an extended planar contact surface, said at least one planar contact surface of the polygonal portion attached to the respective conductive contact structure at a PEF and extending in a substantially perpendicular orientation relative to a top or bottom AMF of the PCB,
said extended planar contact surface of said bottom foot portion of each said conductive pin attached to each said first and second PEF flat surface edges for mounting directly on a corresponding contact formed on an AMF surface of a second PCB to form a PCB assembly in which the PCB is mounted in a substantially parallel orientation relative to said second PCB with increased mechanical stability.

US Pat. No. 10,321,563

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR DEFORMABLE ELECTRONICS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising a deformable substrate, an electrical interconnect suitable for interconnecting one or more electronic components located on the deformable substrate to one another or to one or more electronic components located on another substrate, and a support beam positioned between the electrical interconnect and the deformable substrate, wherein said support beam is configured to couple the electrical interconnect to the deformable substrate and maintain the electrical interconnect in a position which is spaced from the deformable substrate so that the electrical interconnect and the deformable substrate are separated from each other, wherein the electrical interconnect comprises one or more curved sections and adjoining straight sections, and wherein the electrical interconnect is attached to the support beam via at least one of the adjoining straight sections such that the one or more curved sections are suspended over the deformable substrate so as to be free to move relative to the deformable substrate to enable the electrical interconnect to accommodate strain when the deformable substrate undergoes operational deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,321,562

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD, COF MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD, Seo...

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:a substrate having a bending area and a non-bending area;
a first wiring pattern layer provided on the bending area and the non-bending area on a first surface of the substrate;
a first plating layer provided on the first wiring pattern layer, and including a first open area in an area corresponding to the bending area;
a second plating layer provided on the first plating layer;
a first protective layer that directly contacts one surface of the first wiring pattern layer exposed at the first open area, a side surface of the first plating layer, and a side surface of the second plating layer;
a second wiring pattern layer provided on the bending area and the non-bending area on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate;
a third plating layer provided on the second wiring pattern layer;
a fourth plating layer provided on the third plating layer; and
a second protective layer provided on an area corresponding to the bending area on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein the first protective layer is provided higher than an upper surface of the second plating layer, a width of a second open area of the second plating layer is larger than a width of the first open area of the first plating layer, and an upper surface of the first plating layer exposed in the second open area is in direct contact with the first protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,321,560

DUMMY CORE PLUS PLATING RESIST RESTRICT RESIN PROCESS AND STRUCTURE

Multek Technologies Limit...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a. a rigid printed circuit board portion comprising a laminated stack of a plurality of non-conducting layers and a plurality of conductive layers, wherein the laminated stack further comprises a first portion of an inner core structure; and
b. a semi-flexible printed circuit board portion comprising a second portion of the inner core structure and exposed plating resist, wherein the inner core structure is a continuous structure that extends through both the rigid printed circuit board portion and the semi-flexible printed circuit board portion, further wherein the second portion of the inner core structure comprises exposed inner core circuitry, wherein the plating resist is limited to the semi-flexible printed circuit board portion of the printed circuit board and is limited to contacting a side wall of the rigid circuit board portion corresponding to a non-conducting layer of the rigid printed circuit board portion and the second portion of the inner core structure immediately adjacent the side wall of the rigid circuit board portion, further wherein the inner core structure comprises an inner core non-conductive layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, and the first surface and the second surface of the inner core non-conductive layer form a continuous planar surface across the entire semi-flexible printed circuit board portion.

US Pat. No. 10,321,559

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING BONDING CONDITION IN BONDING AREA OF DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device comprising a printed circuit board, a display panel and a chip on film for connecting the printed circuit board with the display panel, the chip on film comprising a plurality of output pads, the display panel comprising a plurality of input pads, each one of the plurality of input pads corresponding to and coupled with a respective output pad of the plurality of output pads, wherein the chip on film further comprises a plurality of first test pads which are spaced from the plurality of output pads of the chip on film and arranged at intervals, the display panel further comprises a plurality of second test pads which are spaced from the plurality of input pads of the display panel and arranged at intervals,wherein a gap between every two adjacent first test pads of the plurality of first test pads of the chip on film overlaps a respective second test pad of the display panel such that all of the plurality of first test pads of the chip on film are connected via the second test pads of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,321,558

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A circuit board consisting of a plurality of circuit board areas, wherein the individual circuit board areas comprise at least one layer made of an insulating base material and a conducting or conductive pattern located on or in the base material, comprising:a substrate material,
at least one registration mark formed within and through the substrate material,
a first circuit board area arranged on the substrate material, said first circuit board area being oriented relative to the registration mark, and
a plurality of connections of the conducting or conductive patterns of the first circuit board area to the conducting or conductive patterns of at least one additional circuit board area,wherein the circuit board additionally comprises:the at least one additional circuit board area being arranged on the same or common surface of the substrate material as the first circuit board area, being adjoining or at least partially overlapping the first circuit board area, and being oriented relative to the registration mark; and
wherein further layers of a multilayer circuit board are arranged on the circuit board areas disposed on the substrate material and the further layers have substantially identical heights;
wherein at least one electronic component is additionally arranged on the substrate material, and embedded in the at least one additional circuit board area, and contactable with at least one conducting or conductive pattern, said component being orientable relative to the at least one registration mark.

US Pat. No. 10,321,557

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY WITH AIR DIELECTRIC

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of manufacturing an assembly, comprising:processing a bottom sublaminate;
disposing a soluble material on a top surface of the bottom sublaminate, wherein the soluble material is a block or a sheet and is machined, planarized or otherwise formed to a desired thickness;
disposing a metal layer on a top surface of the soluble material;
drilling a hole through the metal layer, the soluble material and the bottom sublaminate;
plating the hole with a conductive material to create a via electrically connecting the metal layer to a signal in the bottom sublaminate, wherein the signal in the bottom sublaminate is a signal trace or a ground; and
dissolving the soluble material after the via is created, so that the bottom sublaminate is separated from the metal layer by an air gap, wherein the metal layer functions as an antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,321,553

SHIELD TO IMPROVE ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) SUPPRESSION CAPABILITY

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression apparatus comprising:a heat sink;
an electrical component coupled to a first section of a bottom face of the heat sink;
EMI absorbing material surrounding the electrical component, and directly affixed to a second section of the bottom face of the heat sink, wherein the second section of the bottom face of the heat sink and the first section of the bottom face of the heat sink are different sections of the bottom face of the heat sink; and
electrically conductive material in contact with at least one side of the EMI absorbing material, the at least one side of the EMI absorbing material extending between the electrically conductive material and the electrical component,
wherein,
the EMI absorbing material includes a plurality of separate sections forming a rectangular shape that surrounds the electrical component, and an absorber corner tab disposed between each section of the plurality of separate sections to enclose the electrical component, and
the absorber corner tab including a fastener to secure the electrical component to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,321,552

UNDULATOR MAGNET ARRAY AND UNDULATOR

RIKEN, Saitama (JP)

1. An undulator magnet array comprising:a first magnet array and a second magnet array disposed parallel to each other with an interval therebetween so as to lie opposite to each other, a magnetization direction of magnets contained in the first magnet array and a magnetization direction of magnets contained in the second magnet array changing, in a plane through the first and second magnet arrays, periodically along a magnet arrangement direction of the respective magnet arrays,
wherein
the first magnet array is formed by coupling together a first shifted magnet array and a first reference magnet array each containing a first plurality of magnets, and the second magnet array is formed by coupling together a second reference magnet array and a second shifted magnet array each containing a second plurality of magnets,
the first shifted magnet array is disposed opposite the second reference magnet array, the first shifted magnet array being shifted relative to the second reference magnet array by a predetermined shift amount in a predetermined direction parallel to the magnet arrangement direction as compared with in a reference state where an amplitude of a periodic magnetic field produced by the first and second magnet arrays is maximized, and
the second shifted magnet array is disposed opposite the first reference magnet array, the second shifted magnet array being shifted relative to the first reference magnet array by the predetermined shift amount in the predetermined direction as compared with in the reference state.

US Pat. No. 10,321,551

COST EFFECTIVE CARTRIDGE FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch, the consumable cartridge comprising:an outer component defining a substantially hollow body;
an inner component disposed substantially within the hollow body of the outer component, the inner component comprising:
a forward portion configured to axially secure and rotatatably engage the outer component with respect to the forward portion of the inner component; and
a rear portion substantially suspended within and without being in direct physical contact with the hollow body of the outer component, the rear portion axially secured and rotatably engaged with respect to the outer component via the forward portion; and
a hollow region between the rear portion of the inner component and the outer component, the hollow region configured to receive a torch head to enable mating between the rear portion of the inner component and a cathode of the torch head.

US Pat. No. 10,321,549

DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BASED ON LOCATION DATA

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A method for controlling the luminance of an electronic display having a backlight, comprising the steps of:determining the sunset and sunrise times for the present day;
determining whether the present time is between a sunrise transition period, daytime, a sunset transition period, or nighttime;
driving the backlight based on whether the present time is during the sunrise transition period, daytime, the sunset transition period, or nighttime such that the backlight is driven at a daytime level if the present time is during daytime and the backlight is driven at a nighttime level that is less than the daytime level if the present time is during nighttime; and
remotely monitoring or adjusting a brightness of the electronic display independent of normal operational input if the present time is during the sunrise transition period or the sunset transition period;
wherein the backlight is adapted to be on for daytime use and nighttime use of the electronic display; and
wherein the electronic display is directly backlit by the backlight.

US Pat. No. 10,321,548

SMART LED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

JOULE IQ, INC., Santa Cl...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a computing device comprising:
a processing unit;
an input device for receiving user input from a user interface;
a control module, executed by the processing unit, for generating control signals in response to the user input; and
a wireless interface for transmitting the control signals over a wireless network;
a plurality of zones, each zone comprising a plurality of modules, each module comprising a plurality of light systems, and each light system comprising:
a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs);
a wireless interface for communicating with the computing device over a wireless network to receive the control signals; and
a driver for providing current to the plurality of LEDs in response to control signals;
wherein the user interface comprises:
a master control for controlling all light systems in the lighting system;
a zone-based control for controlling all light systems in a selected zone;
a module-based control for controlling all light systems in a selected module; and
a light system-based control for controlling a selected light system; and
wherein the control module is configured to control all light systems in the lighting system in response to input data generated in response to the master control, to control all light systems in the selected zone in response to input data generated in response to the zone-based control, to control all light systems in the selected module in response to input data generated in response to the module-based control, and to control the selected light system in response to input data generated in response to the light system-based control.

US Pat. No. 10,321,547

MODULAR COORDINATED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:a first electronic device comprising:
a sensor;
a first wireless transceiver;
one or more first processors; and
a first memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more first processors, cause the one or more first processors to perform operations comprising:
detecting a condition using the sensor; and
after detecting the condition, sending, using the first wireless transceiver, a control signal to a second electronic device; and
the second electronic device comprising:
a light source;
a camera;
a second wireless transceiver;
one or more second processors; and
a second memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more second processors, cause the one or more second processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving, using the second wireless transceiver, the control signal from the first electronic device;
after receiving the control signal, setting at least one parameter of the camera; and
causing the light source to emit light.

US Pat. No. 10,321,546

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A GROUP OF LIGHTING MODULES

WIZCONNECTED COMPANY LIMI...

1. A system for controlling a group of lighting units, the system including a narrow-beam infrared remote control unit configured for communicating a first control signal to a first lighting unit of the group of lighting units via an infrared frequency communication link, wherein the first lighting unit is configured to:(a) perform an operational mode in response to the received first control signal; and
(b) communicate a second control signal from the first lighting unit to at least a second lighting unit of the group of lighting units via a first radio frequency communication link whereby said second lighting unit is configured to perform an operational mode in response to the received second control signal;
wherein a radio frequency remote control unit is configured for communicating with the first lighting unit and the second lighting units via a second radio frequency communication link so as to define the first lighting unit and the second lighting unit as part of the group of lighting units.

US Pat. No. 10,321,545

VARIABLY CONTROLLED LIGHTING MECHANISM FOR FEEDERS

All Seasons Feeders, Ltd....

1. A hog light attached to the underside of a feeder, the hog light comprising:a plurality of different light emitting devices (LEDs) inset within the hog light, wherein the light from the plurality of different LEDs is dispersed and focused toward the ground at an angle of approximately 110 degrees to provide selective illumination of animals approaching the feeder; and
at least one sensor being triggered based on motion by animals within a specified area around the hog light, wherein the plurality of different LEDS turn on after the at least one sensor is triggered.

US Pat. No. 10,321,544

ACOUSTICS-BASED STREET LIGHT CONTROL

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for acoustics-based light source control of a lighting system, wherein the lighting system is configured to illuminate a path, the method comprising:detecting, by one or more acoustic sensors, sounds emitted by a sound source from positions located along the path;
determining a velocity of the sound source with respect to a point on the path based on the detected sound emissions;
determining a spatio-temporal trajectory of the sound source based on the determined velocity and a topography of the path at the positions of the sound source, wherein the trajectory corresponds to a length of the path and is associated with a direction of motion of the sound source along the path;
identifying one or more light sources of the lighting system positioned adjacent to the determined spatio-temporal trajectory based on the topography of the path at the positions of the sound source, the positions of the one or more light sources along the path, and the determined spatio-temporal trajectory; and
in response to determining that a distance between the sound source and the identified light sources does not exceed a predetermined threshold,
energizing the one or more light sources to illuminate the length of the path ahead of the sound source.

US Pat. No. 10,321,543

SECURITY LIGHT WITH LIFESTYLE SOLUTIONS

VAXCEL INTERNATIONAL CO.,...

1. A lifestyle security light, comprising:a light emitting unit, configured with a plurality of light emitting diodes;
a controller, electrically coupled with a switching circuitry for controlling an electric power transmitted from a power source to the light emitting unit;
a photo sensor electrically coupled with the controller, for switching on the light emitting unit at dusk and switching off the light emitting unit at dawn;
a motion sensor electrically coupled with the controller, for detecting a motion intrusion;
a first external control device electrically coupled with the controller, for generating at least one first external control signal; and
a time setting algorithm, in conjunction with the first external control device for determining a preset time point to switch the light emitting unit from performing a first illumination mode to performing a second illumination mode;
wherein the switching circuitry is electrically connected between the power source and the light emitting unit, wherein the switching circuitry comprises at least one semiconductor switching device for controlling transmission of different electric powers delivered to the light emitting unit, wherein the controller outputs at least one control signal to control at least a conduction rate of the at least one semiconductor switching device to generate different illuminations for performing at least the first illumination mode and the second illumination mode to characterize a lifestyle lighting solution;
wherein the first illumination mode is a general illumination mode with the motion sensor being temporarily deactivated and the second illumination mode is a motion sensing illumination mode with the motion sensor being activated;
wherein when the controller receives the at least one first external control signal generated by the first external control device, the controller operates the time setting algorithm to set the preset time point determined by a time length of a delay time tD selected by the first external control device and controlled by the controller to convert the light emitting unit from performing the first illumination mode to performing the second illumination mode;
wherein at dusk the light emitting unit is switched on by the photo sensor to perform the first illumination mode with a first level illumination, the first illumination mode with the first level illumination continues for the delay time tD until the light emitting unit is switched to perform the second illumination mode with a second level illumination at the preset time point determined by a user, wherein the second level illumination is designed with a turned off state with a zero light intensity or a low level state with a reduced light intensity, wherein during the second illumination mode whenever a motion is detected by the motion sensor, the controller immediately and responsively manages to increase the electric power transmitted to the light emitting unit to perform a third illumination mode with a third level illumination for a predetermined time duration before resuming back to the turned off state or the low level state in the absence of any succeeding motion intrusion, wherein at dawn the light emitting unit is switched off by the photo sensor to end the second illumination mode;
wherein the plurality of light emitting diodes of the light emitting unit and the power source are configured to have a combination of in parallel and/or in series connections such that an electric current passing through each LED of the light emitting unit remains at an adequate level and thus a voltage V across each LED of the light emitting unit complies with an operating constraint of Vth

US Pat. No. 10,321,542

HEURISTIC OCCUPANCY AND NON-OCCUPANCY DETECTION IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE TRANSMITTERS AND A SINGLE RECEIVER

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting system comprising:a light source;
a plurality of wireless communication transmitters for wireless radio frequency (RF) spectrum transmissions in an area, including RF spectrum transmissions at a plurality of times;
a wireless communication receiver configured to receive RF spectrum signals of transmissions from each of the plurality of transmitters through the area at the plurality of times, wherein the receiver is configured to generate an indicator data of a signal characteristic of the received RF spectrum signal from each of the plurality of transmitters at each of the plurality of times; and
a control module coupled to the light source and coupled to obtain the indicator data of RF spectrum signals generated at each of the plurality of times from the receiver, wherein the control module is configured to:
at each respective one of the plurality of times:
apply one of a plurality heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data from the receiver for the respective time,
based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data from the receiver for the respective time,
process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value;
compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area, and
control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area.

US Pat. No. 10,321,540

SWITCH CONTROLLER, POWER SUPPLY DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME, AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A power supply device comprising:a power switch including a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal being configured to receive an input voltage, the input voltage having a rectified Alternating Current (AC) voltage component;
an inductor including a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal being coupled to the second terminal of the power switch;
a diode coupled between a ground and a floating ground;
a sensing resistor coupled between the floating ground and the first terminal of the inductor;
a digital sine-wave generator configured to detect a zero crossing detection period, determine a zero crossing time during the detected zero crossing detection period to set one period of the input voltage, and generate a first reference and a second reference based on a full-wave rectification sine-wave during the one set period of the input voltage; and
a switch controller configured to control a switching operation of the power switch based on a sensing voltage generated by the sensing resistor, the first reference, and the second reference,
wherein the first reference and the second reference are to control an upper limit and a lower limit, respectively, of an LED current flowing through an LED string when the LED string is coupled between the second terminal of the inductor and the ground,
wherein the first reference has a first waveform including an AC component, the AC component of the first waveform having a phase synchronized with a phase of the rectified AC voltage component of the input voltage, and
wherein the second reference has a second waveform including an AC component, the AC component of the second waveform having a phase synchronized with the phase of the rectified AC voltage component of the input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,321,539

INPUT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A circuit comprising one or more switches, wherein the circuit is configured to:receive a battery voltage from a battery;
deliver an input voltage to a controller, wherein the input voltage is configured to provide power to circuitry of the controller;
deliver an output voltage; and
receive signals from the controller,
wherein the signals activate the one or more switches and deactivate the one or more switches, and
wherein activating the one or more switches and deactivating the one or more switches increases a magnitude of the input voltage to the controller if the battery voltage is below a voltage threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,321,538

PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT FOR OUTPUT TERMINAL CAPACITOR OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED) DRIVER

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A protective circuit for an output terminal capacitor of a light-emitting diode (LED) driver, comprising:a switching element;
a voltage dividing unit;
a first one-way conduction unit; and
a second one-way conduction unit;
wherein the switching element is in parallel connection with the output terminal capacitor, the second one-way conduction unit is connected, in serial, between the switching element and the output terminal capacitor, the switching element is switched on when a voltage exceeds a threshold so as to establish a short circuit between two ends of the output terminal capacitor and prevent an excessively large voltage from being applied to the output terminal capacitor, the first one-way conduction unit is coupled to the switching element for rectifying voltage applied to the switching element, and the second one-way conduction unit allows a current to flow across the output terminal capacitor from the protective circuit by a one-way conduction;
wherein the protective circuit further comprises a threshold-voltage conduction unit, the threshold-voltage conduction unit is connected between the voltage dividing unit and the switching element and is switched on when a voltage at two ends of the protective circuit exceeds a certain value;
wherein the protective circuit is connected to two sides of the output terminal capacitor; and
wherein the protective circuit further comprises a filter capacitor, one end of the filter capacitor is connected between the threshold-voltage conduction unit and the switching element, and another end of the filter capacitor is connected to a connection point of the switching element and the output terminal capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,321,537

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING SOLID STATE EMITTERS WITH ADJUSTABLE CONTROL

CREE, INC., Durham, NC (...

1. A control module for a solid state lighting device that includes a plurality of groups of solid state light emitters, wherein each group of solid state light emitters of the plurality of groups of solid state light emitters is independently controllable and is arranged to generate emissions comprising a dominant wavelength that differs from a dominant wavelength of emissions generated by each other group of solid state light emitters, and emissions generated by each group of solid state light emitters are arranged to be combined to produce aggregate emissions of the solid state lighting device, the control module comprising:a memory storing at least one operating instruction set; and
at least one processor configured to utilize the at least one operating instruction set to automatically adjust at different hours of a calendar day (a) luminous flux of the aggregate emissions and (b) at least one of correlated color temperature or color point of the aggregate emissions, responsive to at least one of (i) time or (ii) at least one signal indicative of an environmental condition;
wherein the at least one processor is further configured to utilize the at least one operating instruction set to automatically adjust at different hours of a calendar day at least one of (c) melatonin suppressing milliwatts per hundred lumens of the aggregate emissions or (d) relative gamut of the aggregate emissions, for a selected color point or correlated color temperature of the aggregated emissions.

US Pat. No. 10,321,536

DIM-TO-WARM SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A dim-to-warm lighting system comprising:a first light channel including a white light emitting diode having a first correlated color temperature and in electrical communication with the current drive;
a first current control controlling a first current through the white light emitting diode of the first light channel based on a first current value;
a second light channel having a second correlated color temperature different than the first correlated color temperature and in electrical communication with the current drive;
a second current control controlling a second current through the second light channel based on a second current value;
a dimming curve adjustment interface outputting a correlated color temperature signal; and
a controller receiving the measured current value from the current measuring device, the controller configured to:
determine a light control value from the measured current value,
using the light control value, determine the first current value for the first current control,
using the light control value, determine the second current value for the second current control, and
provide the first current value to the first current control and the second current value to the second current control.

US Pat. No. 10,321,535

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING LUMINAIRE COLOR TEMPERATURE LEVELS IN A GATEWAY BASED SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for controlling luminaire color temperature, comprising:a gateway configured to control at least one of a dimming level and a dimming control protocol of at least one of a first luminaire and a second luminaire;
a sensor subsystem in data communication with the gateway; and
a server in data communication with the gateway and the sensor subsystem, wherein the sensor subsystem is configured to measure a current color intensity of the first luminaire, the server is configured to calculate a current color temperature of the first luminaire based at least in part on the current color intensity of the first luminaire, and the sensor subsystem is configured to communicate the current color intensity of the first luminaire to the server if the current color intensity of the first luminaire is outside of an expected color intensity range that is expected by the sensor subsystem, based at least in part on a first relationship determined by a comparison of a correlation between the current color intensity of the first luminaire and a current dimming level of the first luminaire and a correlation between a previous color intensity of the first luminaire, a previous dimming level of the first luminaire, and a previous color temperature of the first luminaire,
wherein the sensor subsystem is further configured to measure a current color intensity of the second luminaire, the server is configured to calculate a current color temperature of the second luminaire based at least in part on the current color intensity of the second luminaire, and the sensor subsystem is configured to communicate the current color intensity of the second luminaire to the server if the current color intensity of the second luminaire is outside of an expected color intensity range that is expected by the sensor subsystem, based at least in part on a second relationship determined by a comparison of a correlation between the current color intensity of the second luminaire and a current dimming level of the second luminaire and a correlation between a previous color intensity of the second luminaire, a previous dimming level of the second luminaire, and a previous color temperature of the second luminaire,
wherein the server is configured to correlate the first relationship and the second relationship to an overall color temperature of an illuminated environment in which the first luminaire and the second luminaire are installed and determine whether at least one of the current dimming level of the first luminaire, a current dimming control protocol of the first luminaire, the current dimming level of the second luminaire, and a current dimming control protocol of the second luminaire must be adjusted to generate a particular overall color temperature, based at least in part on the correlation between the first relationship and the second relationship to the overall color temperature, and, if so, instruct the gateway to adjust the at least one of the current dimming level of the first luminaire, the current dimming control protocol of the first luminaire, the current dimming level of the second luminaire, and the current dimming control protocol of the second luminaire to achieve the particular overall color temperature, and the gateway is configured to adjust the at least one of the current dimming level of the first luminaire, the current dimming control protocol of the first luminaire, the current dimming level of the second luminaire, and the current dimming control protocol of the second luminaire according to the instructions from the server.

US Pat. No. 10,321,533

DRIVING SEVERAL LIGHT SOURCES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device for driving a plurality of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), comprising:a semiconductor device comprising a plurality of portions,
wherein each portion of the plurality of portions corresponds to an LED of the plurality of LEDs,
wherein each portion of the plurality of portions comprises a pixel addressing block and each pixel addressing block comprises a memory unit, and
wherein a first portion of the plurality of portions of the semiconductor device further comprises a diagnosis function that when activated is arranged for supplying an output diagnosis signal; and
a single chip mounted on the semiconductor device,
wherein the plurality of LEDs is arranged in a matrix structure on the single chip and are connected to the semiconductor device.

US Pat. No. 10,321,530

GRAVITY SENSING FLASHLIGHT AND ITS ELECTRIC CONTROL CIRCUIT

NINGBO FUTAI ELECTRIC LIM...

1. A gravity sensing flashlight, comprising a lamp holder, a cylindrical body and a tail cover, the lamp holder being connected to a head end of the cylindrical body, the tail cover being connected to a tail end of the cylindrical body, a storage battery as a power supply being internally provided in the cylindrical body, a switch being additionally mounted on a side wall of the cylindrical body, characterized in that the switch consists of a switch leather sheath, a knockout rod, a knockout rod fixing frame and a circuit board fixing frame in turn from inside to outside, a circuit board being mounted on the circuit board fixing frame, a gravity sensor, a switch button and an indicator light being provided on the circuit board; and, the lamp holder consists of a shell cap, a shell body and a shell base which are in threaded connection to each other, a lens, a lens holder, an LED lamp bead and a lamp bead fixing frame being mounted in the shell body, a current chip controller being mounted on the lamp bead fixing frame, one end of the current chip controller being connected to the LED lamp bead while the other end thereof being connected to the gravity sensor;wherein the shell base of the lamp holder is provided thereon with a mounting bracket consisting of more than three arc surfaces, an adjusting base being sheathed outside the mounting bracket, a rotating base being inserted inside the mounting bracket, a lug being provided on the rotating base, the width of the lug being the same as the width of a gap between the arc surfaces
wherein a conical surface fitted with the lamp bead fixing frame in the shell body is provided at an upper end of the rotating base;
wherein the gravity sensing flashlight further comprises a control circuit, the control circuit comprising a power supply circuit, a current chip circuit, a gravity sensing circuit and an LED lamp bead circuit which are connected in turn, characterized in that the current chip circuit is in signal connected to the gravity sensing circuit through a switch; the power supply circuit comprises a power supply chip; the current chip circuit comprises a current chip; the gravity sensing circuit comprises a gravity sensing chip; and, the LED lamp bead circuit comprises an LED lamp, a field effect transistor and a first resistor; and
wherein the switch and the control circuit are arranged to enable the flashlight to:
operate at a normal mode where a first brightness mode, a second brightness mode and a flashing mode can be selected, the first brightness mode being brighter than the second brightness mode; and
operate at an automatic mode, where the flashlight automatically judges and adjusts brightness according to change in action of a user in using the flashlight to illuminate different distances so that an upward movement of the headend relative to the tail end results in higher brightness than a downward movement of the headend relative to the tail end.

US Pat. No. 10,321,529

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT WITH IMPROVED FLICKER PERFORMANCE, AND LED LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device comprising:a rectification unit configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) voltage and to output a rectified voltage as a first drive voltage;
a loop-back compensation unit configured to charge a second drive voltage by using the rectified voltage;
a LED light emitting unit comprising a first LED group and a second LED group, wherein at least one of the first LED group and the second LED group are configured to emit light upon receiving the rectified voltage as the first drive voltage from the rectification unit in a first period and to emit light upon receiving the second drive voltage from the loop-back compensation unit in a second period; and
a LED drive controller comprising a first constant current switch and a second constant current switch and configured to control driving of the first LED group and the second LED group based on a level of the rectified voltage,
wherein:
the loop-back compensation unit is connected between a cathode of the first LED group and the first constant current switch; and
an LED drive current flowing through the LED light emitting unit is substantially constant during the first and second periods.

US Pat. No. 10,321,528

TARGETED CONTENT DELIVERY USING OUTDOOR LIGHTING NETWORKS (OLNS)

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A targeted content delivery system, comprising:an outdoor lighting network comprising a plurality of lighting units;
a central management server configured to manage the outdoor lighting network; and
at least one sensor configured to communicate with at least one lighting unit of the plurality of lighting units, said at least one sensor also configured to sense dynamic data consisting of traffic information, environmental information, imaging data, or combinations thereof and communicate said dynamic data to the central management server;
wherein the central management server is configured to:
receive information related to desired targeted content from a remote computing system; and
continuously analyze the sensed dynamic data, identify events or alerts associated with said information related to desired targeted content based on the analyzed sensed dynamic data and deliver target content delivery information to said remote computing system based on the identified event or alert;
wherein the remote computing system is configured to:
process and deliver targeted advertising content to one or more displays for displaying advertising content based on the target content delivery information provided by the central management server; and
process priorities of the targeted advertising content based at least in part on the target content delivery information provided by the central management server.

US Pat. No. 10,321,526

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR REDUCING FLICKER EFFECT

EDISON OPTO (DONGGUAN) CO...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit for driving an LED unit, the LED unit comprising at least one LED, the LED unit having an input node and an output node, the LED driving circuit comprising:a power source, coupled to the input node of the LED unit;
a detection circuit, coupled to the output node of the LED unit, wherein the detection circuit is arranged to generate a detection signal according to an output signal of the LED unit;
a charging-discharging circuit, comprising:
a resistive circuit, having a first node and a second node;
a first diode, having an anode and a cathode, wherein the first diode is coupled to the resistive circuit in parallel; and
an energy storing circuit, having a first node and a second node, wherein the first node of the energy storing circuit is coupled to the second node of the resistive circuit and the anode of the first diode; the second node of the energy storing circuit is coupled to the output node of the LED unit; when a charging path is enabled, the first node of the resistive circuit is coupled to the power source, and the energy storing circuit is charged via the power source, the resistive circuit and the charging path; and when a discharging path is enabled, the cathode of the first diode is coupled to the LED unit, and the energy storing circuit is discharged via the discharging path, the first diode and the LED unit;
a control circuit, coupled to the detection circuit, the charging path and the discharging path, wherein the control circuit is arranged to selectively enable the charging path or enable the discharging path according to the detection signal; and
a third diode, positioned on the discharging path, wherein an anode of the third diode is coupled to the control circuit, and a cathode of the third diode is coupled to the input node of the LED unit.

US Pat. No. 10,321,525

CONTROL PANEL AND MICROWAVE OVEN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A microwave oven comprising:a cabinet provided with a cooking compartment in which an object to be heated is inserted thereinto and a machine compartment;
a door coupled to a front side of the cooking compartment so as to open and close an opening of the cooking compartment; and
a control panel coupled to a front side of the machine compartment, the control panel including a main body and a user interface attached to a front surface of the main body, the user interface including a keyboard on which at least one button corresponding to a function to be selected is printed and a pattern board attached to a rear surface of the keyboard,
wherein the control panel is provided at an inside thereof with a first tunnel continuously formed along an outer peripheral surface of the keyboard and a second tunnel continuously formed along an outer peripheral surface of the pattern board so that moisture infiltrated into the control panel is collected in the first tunnel and the second tunnel, and
the first tunnel and the second tunnel each include at least one discharge hole that is open toward a rear surface of the main body to allow the moisture collected in the first tunnel and the moisture collected in the second tunnel to be moved along the first tunnel and the second tunnel, respectively, and to be discharged to the outside through the respective discharge holes.

US Pat. No. 10,321,524

CONVEYANCE CURING SYSTEM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A system for heating a mold containing a moldable item, the system comprising:a first induction heating assembly adapted to receive the mold, the first induction heating assembly configured to heat the mold to a first temperature, wherein the first induction heating assembly is configured to heat the mold to the first temperature using customizable high-frequency alternating current (AC);
a second induction heating assembly adapted to receive the mold, the second induction heating assembly configured to heat the mold to a second temperature, wherein the second induction heating assembly is a separate chamber than the first induction heating assembly; and
a conveyance mechanism adapted to move the mold from the first induction heating assembly to the second induction heating assembly;
wherein at least one of the first induction heating assembly or the second induction heating assembly is separately movable in position along the conveyance mechanism to form an inactive zone between the first induction heating assembly and the second induction heating assembly, wherein the inactive zone is configured for the mold to reach an intermediate temperature when the mold is not being heated within the inactive zone.

US Pat. No. 10,321,523

TABLE TOP

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A table top comprising:an upper plate, which is a plate-shaped non-magnetic member and supports an electronic or cooking device placed thereon;
an energy supply module, which is disposed under the upper plate to supply energy to the electronic or cooking device;
at least one light source configured to generate light; and
at least one light-transmissive portion, which is provided in the upper plate and through which light generated by the light source is transmitted, and which includes a plurality of light-transmissive holes, which are formed by perforating the upper plate upward from below,
wherein at least a portion of light, generated by the light source, is emitted upward to the upper plate through the at least one light-transmissive portion, and
wherein one of the plurality of light-transmissive holes is provided with a coupling member connected to the energy supply module.

US Pat. No. 10,321,522

ICE PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

1. An ice protection device for an aircraft surface having a composite layer, the device comprising:a layer of electrically conductive material configured and located at an outer face of the composite layer and being heated by electromagnetic induction,
a perimetric monophasic winding configured to heat an edge surrounding a delimited area of the electrically conductive layer,
an inner monophasic or multiphasic winding configured for heating an inside of the delimited area of the electrically conductive layer defined by the perimetric monophasic winding,
a control unit, for independently controlling the perimetric monophasic winding and the inner monophasic or multiphasic winding, said control unit being configured such that the control unit is adapted for continuously operating the perimetric monophasic winding to avoid a formation of ice in the edge of the delimited area and the control unit is also adapted for operating the inner monophasic or multiphasic winding when the ice formed inside the delimited area is to be detached.

US Pat. No. 10,321,521

HOB APPARATUS

1. A hob apparatus, comprising at least one configuration unit including at least two input connections adapted for connection to at least two inverters in one-to-one correspondence, at least two output connections adapted for connection to at least two heating elements in one-to-one correspondence, and at least one switch operably connected to a first one of the at least two input connections and operably connected to at least a first one of the at least two output connections, said at least one configuration unit being configured to operate the at least two inverters in at least one operating state in parallel to at least one of the at least two heating elements, said at least one configuration unit including at least one bridging element configured to connect the first one of the at least two input connections and a second one of the at least two output connections to one another independently of a switching position of the at least one switch.

US Pat. No. 10,321,520

COOK TOP HAVING AT LEAST ONE COOKING ZONE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A COOK TOP

1. A method for operating a cooking zone of a cooktop, with the cooking zone being formed from at least two cooking sub-zones and each cooking sub-zone being heatable by at least one heating unit, wherein the heating unit of one cooking sub-zone and the heating unit of another cooking sub-zone are disposed adjacent to one another without overlapping, such that a cohesive heatable surface is formed during joint operation of the cooking sub-zones, said method comprising:operating the cooking sub-zones as a single cooking zone in a first operating mode; and
detecting occupancy of a cooking sub-zone by at least one food preparation vessel in the first operating mode,
wherein a selection of the first operating mode involves starting a first occupancy detection phase and heating of only a cooking sub-zone on which a food preparation vessel is detected,
after the first occupancy detection phase has elapsed, execution of a subsequent further occupancy detection phase is started in a user-defined manner only.

US Pat. No. 10,321,519

METAL AND COMPOSITE LEADING EDGE ASSEMBLIES

ITT Manufacturing Enterpr...

1. A leading edge assembly comprising:a foam core comprising a channel configured to receive a portion of a leading edge of an air inlet device;
an outer strike shell on a portion of the exterior of the foam core, the outer strike shell comprising:
an outer metallic layer; and
an inner composite layer; and
a heating element configured to provide thermal energy to the outer metallic layer, wherein the heating element is located between the foam core and the outer strike shell.

US Pat. No. 10,321,518

HEATING DEVICE FOR HEATING RECORDING MATERIAL, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A heating device comprising:a base plate;
a plurality of heating resistor members disposed in a longitudinal direction of said base plate;
a plurality of power supply electrodes disposed on one longitudinal end portion of said base plate, said plurality of power supply electrodes disposed on the one longitudinal end portion of said base plate including power supply electrodes configured to independently supply electric power to heating resistor members of said plurality of heating resistor members, and also including another power supply electrode connected to said plurality of heating resistor members; and
a plurality of electrically conductive parts configured to connect said plurality of heating resistor members and said plurality of power supply electrodes to one another,
wherein said plurality of electrically conductive parts are formed such that electrically conductive parts of said plurality of electrically conductive parts that are capable of having larger amounts of current flow therethrough have larger cross-sectional areas thereof with respect to a perpendicular direction to the longitudinal direction of said base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,321,517

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING AIRCRAFT TO NETWORKS ON GROUND

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system to connect aircraft to networks on ground, the system comprising:a core network located on an aircraft;
a gateway included with the core network and having one or more computer processors, the gateway connected with a plurality of links including a wireless link, an optical link, a wired link, and a crew wireless link; and
where the gateway is configured to:
receive, via the wireless link, data captured by a camera and transmitted via an antenna operatively connected to the camera, wherein the data comprises an image associated with the aircraft;
determine connectivity availability and one or more data transfer conditions selected from an amount of bandwidth, a speed of data transmission, an amount of data to transfer, a channel condition, and a cost of using a selected channel; and
automatically switch between at least two of the plurality of links in order to transfer the data from the core network to an airline server using at least two of a telecom service provider network, an airport service provider network, and an airport infrastructure network, based on the connectivity availability and the one or more data transfer conditions, whereafter the airline server returns a processed image used in maintenance of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,321,516

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A communication device comprising:processing circuitry;
a first communication interface that performs communication with a second communication device using a first communication scheme that enables communication in a first range; and
a second communication interface being configured to perform, when the processing circuitry determines that the second communication device received transmitted certain information, communication with the second communication device in a second range that is different from the first range and in which the second communication device is capable of receiving the certain information,
the processing circuitry being configured to relay communication from the second communication device to a third device disposed on a network that is accessible to the communication device but is non-accessible to the second communication device,
wherein processing circuitry is configured to disconnect the second communication device from communicating with the communication device via the first communication interface and the second communication interface when the communication device detects that the second communication device has moved out of the second range.

US Pat. No. 10,321,515

BASE STATION INITIATED PROXIMITY SERVICE DISCOVERY AND CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for connecting to an infrastructure mode wireless network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a computing device, an advertisement for a service provided over the infrastructure mode wireless network via the computing device;
receiving, by the computing device, an indication for the computing device to initiate a connection to an access point for the infrastructure mode wireless network, wherein the indication is received from an access point as part of an attempt to access the service provided via the computing device, wherein the attempt to access the service is in response to the transmitted advertisement;
in response to the indication, transmitting, by the computing device, a request to the access point for the computing device to connect to the infrastructure mode wireless network;
receiving, by the computing device, a response from the access point, the response including an acceptance of the request to connect to the infrastructure node wireless network; and
connecting, by the computing device, to the infrastructure mode wireless network via the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,321,514

ACKNOWLEDGMENT PACKET SENDING METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium having stored thereon, a computer program comprising at least one code section for distributing data, the at least one code section being executable by one or more processors, and when executed, causes the one or more processors to:receive at least one data packet from a peer communications device;
send a first transfer control protocol (TCP) acknowledgment packet in response to the at least one data packet;
when the first TCP acknowledgment packet does not carry data information, discard the first TCP acknowledgment packet; and
when the first TCP acknowledgment packet does carry data information, determine, according to a sending status of a first radio link control (RLC) acknowledgment packet sent by a second processor, whether to send the first TCP acknowledgment packet to the peer communications device, and perform corresponding processing according to a result of the determining whether to send the first TCP acknowledgment packet to the peer communications device, including:
when a current moment is a sending occasion of the first RLC acknowledgment packet, determine not to send the first TCP acknowledgment packet to the peer communications device, add first TCP acknowledgment information in the first TCP acknowledgment packet to the first RLC acknowledgment packet whose sending occasion is the current moment, and send, to the peer communications device, the first RLC acknowledgment packet to which the first TCP acknowledgment information is added; or
when a current moment is not a sending occasion of the first RLC acknowledgment packet, determine to send the first TCP acknowledgment packet to the peer communications device, and send, to the peer communications device, the first TCP acknowledgment packet or the first TCP acknowledgment packet that is obtained after information deletion is performed on the first TCP acknowledgment packet,
wherein the RCL acknowledgment packet includes a protocol data unit (PDU) Type field that indicates that the RLC acknowledgment packet includes TCP acknowledgment information, a superfield (SUFI) field that is used to carry RLC layer acknowledgment information, and padding information; and
after at least one data packet is sent to the peer communications device, receive a second RLC acknowledgment packet sent by the peer communications device, and send a second TCP acknowledgment packet according to the second RLC acknowledgment packet when it is determined, according to the second RLC acknowledgment packet, that the second TCP acknowledgment packet needs to be sent.

US Pat. No. 10,321,513

METHOD FOR PDCP CONTROL PDU TRANSMISSION BY USER EQUIPMENT (UE)

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) to transmit data, the UE comprising:a memory unit configured to buffer a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) control protocol data unit (PDU) to transmit through an uplink (UL) split bearer;
a controller configured to control to trigger the PDCP control PDU, and determine whether a UL grant is available for a master evolved node B (eNB); and
a transceiver configured to:
in response to the UL grant being available for the master eNB, transmit the PDCP control PDU on a link associated with the master eNB; and
in response to the UL grant being unavailable for the master eNB, transmit the PDCP control PDU on a link associated with a secondary eNB,
wherein the PDCP control PDU is triggered when PDCP UL data buffered for the UL split bearer exceeds a threshold level, and
wherein the controller is further configured to detect whether a state of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle of the link associated with the master eNB is in one of an active state and a DRX state, and control the transceiver to transmit the PDCP control PDU, based on the detected state of the DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,321,512

SERVICE CONTROL METHOD, TERMINAL, AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD., ...

1. A system for configuring a connected discontinuous reception (CDRX) cycle for a terminal, comprising:a network device; and
the terminal in communication with the network device, the terminal comprising:
a processor, and
a measurer coupled to the processor and configured to:
measure a service status of a terminal service and a terminal moving speed under control of the processor, and
send a service status information and a moving speed information to the processor, the service status information indicating the service status of the terminal service, and the moving speed information indicating the terminal moving speed,
a transceiver coupled to the processor and configured to report the service status information and the moving speed information to the network device under the control of the processor,
wherein the network device is configured to configure the CDRX cycle for the terminal according to the service status information and the moving speed information, and
wherein the network device comprises:
another transceiver configured to receive the service status information and the moving speed information reported by the terminal; and
another processor coupled to the transceiver and configured to configure the CDRX cycle for the terminal in accordance with the service status information and the moving speed information, the CDRX cycle indicating a CDRX dormancy cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,321,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA OFFLOAD IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a radio resource control (RRC) message from a first base station while the UE communicates concurrently with the first base station and a second base station, and the RRC message received from the first base station includes a label that identifies the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,321,510

KEEP ALIVE INTERVAL FALLBACK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for performing keep-alive interval fallback, the method comprising:by a UE comprising a processor and a radio:
establishing a connection with a remote device;
performing a ramp up procedure to a steady state period for sending a keep alive message;
after performing the ramp up procedure, sending the keep alive message a first plurality of times to the remote device according to the steady state period;
determining that the connection has failed based at least in part on a failure to receive feedback from the remote device in response to the keep alive message;
shortening the steady state period for sending keep alive messages for a first duration of time based at least in part on the determination that the connection has failed;
sending the keep alive message a second plurality of times to the remote device according to the shortened steady state period during the first duration of time; and
reperforming the ramp up procedure upon expiration of the first duration of time.

US Pat. No. 10,321,509

BACKHAUL FABRIC FOR WIRELESS NETWORK

Nant Holdings IP, LLC, C...

1. A networking node in a network fabric of networking nodes interconnected with each other through physical links; wherein the networking nodes include a plurality of wireless access points, each access point configured to allow a first wireless device to exchange data with a second wireless device through the network fabric, the networking node comprising:at least one physical port through which data packets are communicated with other networking nodes; and
a network fabric manager configured to establish a network topology among the networking nodes; maintain a communication channel over the network topology between the first wireless device and the second wireless device regardless of relative movement with respect to the networking nodes; and migrate the network fabric manager to a different networking node while retaining connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,321,508

ESTABLISHING SHORT RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A VEHICLE AND A MOBILE DEVICE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of establishing short range wireless communication (SRWC) between a vehicle and a mobile device, comprising the steps of:establishing a first short range wireless communication (SRWC) link between a first transceiver of the vehicle and a first mobile device over a first frequency band, wherein the first SRWC link uses a first SRWC protocol;
receiving at the vehicle a request to establish a second SRWC link over the first frequency band from a second mobile device during a period when the first SRWC link between the vehicle and the first mobile device is active, wherein the second SRWC link uses a second SRWC protocol that is different from the first SRWC protocol and that requires a transmission frequency corresponding to the first frequency band;
determining that the second SRWC link is to be established using the transmission frequency at the first transceiver of the vehicle based on identifying that the second SRWC protocol requires the transmission frequency corresponding to the first frequency band;
in response to receiving the request from the second mobile device and in response to the determination that the second SRWC link is to be established using the transmission frequency at the first transceiver of the vehicle, obtaining a pause communications indication, wherein the pause communications indication specifies an amount of time to pause communications over the first SRWC link between the first transceiver and the first mobile device, and wherein the amount of time to pause the communications over the first SRWC link between the first transceiver and the first mobile device is determined based on recalling a predetermined value from memory of vehicle electronics of the vehicle;
after obtaining the pause communications indication, providing the pause communications indication to the first mobile device and providing an indication of an intent to change frequency bands to the first mobile device, wherein the first mobile device is configured to pause transmissions to the vehicle over the first SRWC link for the amount of time specified in the pause communications indication in response to receiving the pause communications indication;
disconnecting the first SRWC link between the first transceiver of the vehicle and the first mobile device and, in response to the request and after disconnecting the first SRWC link between the first transceiver of the vehicle and the first mobile device, establishing the second SRWC link between the first transceiver of the vehicle and the second mobile device over the first frequency band; and
during a period when the second SRWC link between the vehicle and the second mobile device is active, re-establishing the first SRWC link between a second transceiver of the vehicle and the first mobile device using a second frequency band according to the first SRWC protocol, wherein the first frequency band is different from the second frequency band, wherein the first SRWC protocol is operable at the first frequency band and at the second frequency band, the first SRWC protocol operating according to an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 standard.

US Pat. No. 10,321,507

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING CAUSE VALUE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), a radio resource control (RRC) connection request message in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving information on a specific value of a configurable establishment cause for a voice service, from an evolved NodeB (eNB);
initiating the voice service;
transmitting the RRC connection request message including the configurable establishment cause which is set to the specific value for the voice service to the eNB; and
receiving an RRC connection setup message from the eNB, if the RRC connection request message is accepted according to the configurable establishment cause set to the specific value for the voice service based on overload of a mobility management entity (MME).

US Pat. No. 10,321,505

DUAL CONNECTIVITY BASED ON LISTEN BEFORE TALK INFORMATION

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, an application protocol message comprising radio resource status information of one or more licensed assisted access (LAA) cells of the second base station, wherein the radio resource status information comprises at least one listen before talk (LBT) parameter based on one or more results of one or more LBT processes performed by the second base station on the one or more LAA cells;
deciding, by the first base station, to request the second base station to allocate radio resources for a bearer of a wireless device based on the at least one LBT parameter;
transmitting, by the first base station to the second base station, a request message to add the second base station for dual connectivity of the wireless device; and
transmitting, by the first base station to the wireless device, configuration parameters of a cell group comprising the one or more LAA cells for communication with the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,321,504

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SEARCHING FOR ALTERNATIVE LINK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of searching for an alternative link by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving service information including a target quality value of a service to be provided to the user equipment from a serving link base station;
determining whether to search for a first alternative link based on a scheduling reference quality value to be used for scheduling the user equipment by the serving link base station at a future time and at the target quality value;
searching for candidate base stations to configure the first alternative link upon determining to search for the first alternative link; and
establishing the first alternative link with a first candidate base station among the searched candidate base stations in a mode in which unicast data transmission/reception is deactivated,
wherein searching for the candidate base stations further comprises:
comparing a log value of the target quality value with a log sum of a quality value obtained from the candidate base stations and the scheduling reference quality value; and
reporting, to the serving link base station, a result of the comparison and a list of candidate base stations of which the log sum is equal to or less than the log value of the target quality value,
wherein the first candidate base station is selected from the list of the candidate base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,321,503

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING A REMOTE UNIT TO A MOBILE CORE NETWORK VIA A STANDALONE UNTRUSTED NON-3GPP ACCESS NETWORK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first network interface that communicates with a remote unit over a non-3GPP access network;
a second network interface that communicates with a mobile core network;
a third network interface that communicates with the mobile core network;
a controller that:
receives a secure connection request to establish a secure connection via the first network interface,
determines whether the secure connection request is associated with a first capability or a second capability,
establishes the secure connection with the remote unit via the first network interface,
relays signaling data between the secure connection and the second network interface when the secure connection request is associated with the first capability, and
establishes a data connection via the third network interface on behalf of the remote unit and relays user data between the secure connection and the data connection over the third network interface when the secure connection request is associated with the second capability,
wherein the first capability supports non-access stratum communication and the second capability does not support non-access stratum communication.

US Pat. No. 10,321,502

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

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to be configured with a first cell group and a second cell group, the first cell group containing cells of a first base station apparatus, and the second cell group containing cells of a second base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising;reception circuitry configured and/or programmed to receive, from the first base station apparatus, a first list of data radio bearers including a first identifier of data radio bearers, a PDCP (packet data convergence protocol) configuration, a first RLC (radio link control) configuration and a second RLC configuration; and
control circuitry configured and/or programmed to establish a PDCP, a first RLC, and a second RLC, wherein
the terminal apparatus communicates with the first base station apparatus and the second base station apparatus using the first RLC, the second RLC, and the PDCP, the first RLC corresponding to the first cell group including at least the primary cell, the second RLC corresponding to the second cell group not including the primary cell, and the PDCP being configured to process first data of the first RLC and second data of the second RLC,
in a case that the reception circuitry receives a second list of data radio bearers including a second identifier of data radio bearers being used for both the first cell group and the second cell group,
the control circuitry is configured and/or programmed to release the second RLC corresponding to the second identifier included in the second list.

US Pat. No. 10,321,501

CONTROL METHOD FOR RAPID CONNECTION AND DATA TRANSMISSION BETWEEN DEVICES

WUXI SHILING TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A control method for performing rapid connection and data transmission between devices, comprising:writing, by a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader and writer module, relevant information about a wireless short-range communication module in a slave device into an RFID label, the relevant information comprising address information and slave device type information, or printing, by a bar code printer, the relevant information into a bar code label; and fixing the RFID label or the bar code label onto the slave device; and
reading, by the RFID reader and writer module or a bar code reader in the master device, information from the RFID label or from the bar code label; starting a function of the wireless short-range communication module according to the read information; automatically matching relevant information, and popping up a corresponding user interface according to the obtained slave device type information to display collected data;
wherein when the slave device has a wireless short-range communication function, for performing rapid connection and then rapid data transmission by using a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) label, the method comprises:
Step 1: writing, by a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader and writer module, relevant information about a wireless short-range communication module into an RFID label, writing a serial number and type information of the slave device into the RFID label, the relevant information about the wireless short-range communication module comprising a Media Access Control (MAC) address of a Bluetooth or a WIFI wireless network Service Set Identifier (SSID) and a secret key, and fixing the RFID label onto the slave device;
Step 2: when it is necessary to acquire data information about the slave device, reading information from the RFID label by using an RFID function of a terminal device, to acquire information about the wireless short-range communication module and slave device type information; judging a used communication mode from the read information; when a Bluetooth function is used, automatically starting, by the terminal device, a Bluetooth module, searching for a Bluetooth module with the corresponding name; after the Bluetooth module is found, performing Bluetooth pairing by automatically inputting the read secret key information; and after pairing is successful, sending a command to establish a connection; and when the read information indicates that the slave device is connected through WIFI, automatically connecting the terminal device to an SSID of the corresponding wireless local area network and inputting the read secret key information; and after the connection to the SSID of the wireless local area network is successful, automatically connecting client software on the terminal device to the slave device to acquire data from the slave device; and
Step 3: after the connection is established, automatically selecting and entering, by the terminal device, an application interface for the slave device according to the slave device type information acquired from the RFID label; when the slave device acquires sensing data, automatically uploading the sensing data to the application interface for the slave device of the terminal device through the wireless short-range communication connection that is already established; and if necessary, uploading the sensing data to a remote background server through a wireless local-area or wide-area module of the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,321,500

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL BY DEVICE-TO-DEVICE UE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving signals, which are transmitted and received by a device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a discovery signal;
checking a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) of the discovery signal,
wherein the CRC of the discovery signal includes first bits masked with a synchronization source ID and second bits masked with a predetermined sequence;
identifying whether the UE that transmitted the discovery signal is a relay UE or a non-relay UE based on the predetermined sequence masked in the second bits; and
obtaining a backhaul link quality information from the discovery signal when the predetermined sequence is a sequence relating to the relay UE.

US Pat. No. 10,321,499

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a sidelink communication signal by a sidelink User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a resource pool of a sidelink control signal;
determining a resource pool for a sidelink communication signal based on the resource pool of the sidelink control signal; and
transmitting the sidelink communication signal based on the resource pool for the sidelink communication signal,
wherein subframes of the resource pool for the sidelink communication signal are firstly reindexed, starting from a first subframe following a last subframe of the resource pool of the sidelink control signal,
wherein the firstly reindexed subframes are secondly reindexed with a modulo 10 operation.

US Pat. No. 10,321,498

CO-FREQUENCY NETWORKING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON CLUSTER SERVICE

Hytera Communications Cor...

1. A method for co-frequency networking based on a trunking service, wherein a plurality of transmission trunking ports are preset, and each of the transmission trunking ports is configured with a trunking-specific reference signal, the method comprises:acquiring a multi-layer data flow generated through a layer mapping process;
pre-coding the multi-layer data flow with a preset multi-port pre-coding method to obtain encoded data of each of the transmission trunking ports, wherein the multi-port pre-coding method matches with the preset plurality of transmission trunking ports;
performing resource mapping on the encoded data and the trunking-specific reference signal of each of the transmission trunking ports to obtain transmission data of the transmission trunking port; and
transmitting the transmission data of each of the transmission trunking ports to reception trunking ports which match with the transmission trunking port using the transmission trunking port, wherein the reception trunking ports which match with the transmission trunking port are provided on a plurality of user equipments UEs in a same group in a trunking system, and are configured with the same trunking-specific reference signal as the transmission trunking port.

US Pat. No. 10,321,497

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING DATA TRANSMISSION OF NETWORK NODE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of supporting data transmission of a network node in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving downlink data from a Data Network (DN);
not encapsulating the received downlink data with an Internet Protocol (IP) address of a User Equipment (UE) when the DN is an IP based network, and encapsulating the received downlink data with the IP address of the UE when the DN is a non-IP based network;
transmitting the downlink data encapsulated with the IP address or the downlink data that are not encapsulated with the IP address to an Access Network (AN);
receiving uplink data encapsulated with the IP address of the UE from the AN;
not de-capsulating the encapsulated uplink data when the DN is the IP based network, and de-capsulating the encapsulated uplink data when the DN is the non-IP based network; and
transmitting the de-capsulated uplink data or the uplink data that are not de-capsulated to the DN.

US Pat. No. 10,321,496

INTER-PGW HANDOVER ARCHITECTURE

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing Internet Protocol (IP) access across packet data network gateways, comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE), at a coordinating node, an attach request;
sending a first request to create a first new session to a first packet data network gateway (PGW) in response to the attach request from the UE, and a second request to create a second new session to a second PGW, also in response to the attach request from the UE;
receiving, from the first PGW and at the coordinating node, a first request for policies for the UE;
receiving, from the second PGW and at the coordinating node, a second request for policies for the UE;
proxying the first and the second requests for policies to a policy server;
opening a first data tunnel between the coordinating node and the first PGW with a first IP address at the coordinating node, the first IP address provided by the first PGW;
opening a second data tunnel between the coordinating node and the second PGW with a second IP address while maintaining the first data tunnel at the coordinating node, the second IP address provided by the second PGW; and
opening a data tunnel between the UE and the coordinating node for providing IP access for the UE to both the first PGW and the second PGW.

US Pat. No. 10,321,495

DISAMBIGUATION OF TARGET DEVICES USING AMBIENT SIGNAL DATA

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, implemented by a computing device, for obtaining a target device identifier, the target device identifier identifying a target device to be placed in communication with a source device, the method comprising:generating a request for a target device identifier;
detecting at least one ambient signal, wherein the at least one ambient signal is not used to send data between the source device and the target device;
sending the request and data describing the at least one ambient signal to a disambiguation component; and
receiving the target device identifier from the disambiguation component.

US Pat. No. 10,321,494

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a first device, a first message sent by a second device using a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, wherein the first message comprises address information of the second device in an infrastructure network and identification information of a second radio access device connected to the second device in the infrastructure network;
determining, by the first device, whether identification information of a first radio access device connected to the first device matches the identification information of the second radio access device connected to the second device;
in response to determining that the identification information of the first radio access device connected to the first device matches the identification information of the second radio access device connected to the second device, sending, by the first device, a second message to the second device using the infrastructure network, wherein the second message comprises address information of the first device in the infrastructure network;
sending, by the first device, video data to the second device according to the address information of the second device in the infrastructure network using the second radio access device connected to the second device; and
receiving, by the first device, information sent by the second device according to the address information of the first device in the infrastructure network using the second radio access device connected to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,321,493

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING CONNECTION BY TERMINAL, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for establishing a connection by a terminal, comprising:acquiring, by a first wireless terminal, a first Media Access Control (MAC) address of a second wireless terminal;
sending, by the first wireless terminal, a first message comprising identifier information such that the second wireless terminal receives the first message and verifies the identifier information, wherein the identifier information is obtained by the first wireless terminal according to at least the first MAC address;
receiving, by the first wireless terminal, a first response message comprising a second MAC address of the second wireless terminal sent by the second wireless terminal and, wherein the second MAC address is a current MAC address of the second wireless terminal, and wherein the first response message is after the second wireless terminal successfully verifies the identifier information; and
communicating, by the first wireless terminal, with the second wireless terminal according to the second MAC address.

US Pat. No. 10,321,491

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL GATEWAY SERVICE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a secondary evolved NodeB (SeNB) in dual connectivity in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a request message including information on a specific evolved universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS) terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearer (E-RAB), which is served by a local gateway (L-GW), from a master evolved NodeB (MeNB) in dual connectivity which is collocated with the L-GW;
deciding to transmit data via a X2 interface instead of a S1-U interface for the specific E-RAB; and
transmitting a response message to the MeNB.

US Pat. No. 10,321,490

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING AN AMBIENT MONITORING SESSION

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for maintaining ambient monitoring capability for a communication device, the method comprising:using a first target identity to identify the communication device in a first ambient audio monitoring session with an ambient monitoring device;
while in the first ambient audio monitoring session,
receiving, by an electronic processor of the communication device, a communication service state change notification for the first target identity;
determining a second target identity to identify the communication device in a second ambient audio monitoring session that has not been established; and
transmitting, to the ambient monitoring device, the second target identity.

US Pat. No. 10,321,489

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING MEASUREMENT GAPS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorported, Sa...

1. A method for utilizing a measurement gap, comprising:wirelessly communicating, by a user equipment, on a source carrier frequency;
receiving, by the user equipment, an assignment for a measurement gap with a predetermined time duration on the source carrier frequency;
determining, by the user equipment, a measuring time duration within the measurement gap, the measuring time duration having a variable time duration;
independently determining, by the user equipment, to remain tuned to the source carrier frequency during a first portion of the measurement gap, wherein the first portion of the measurement gap includes one of a reception of a Random Access Response, transmission of a random access channel (RACH) message 3, or reception of a RACH contention resolution message; and
selectively tuning, by the user equipment, between the source carrier frequency and a target carrier frequency during a second portion of the measurement gap in accordance with the independent determination, wherein the first portion of the measurement gap does not include the measuring time duration and the second portion of the measurement gap includes the measuring time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,321,486

RULES FOR HANDLING MULTIPLE EDCA PARAMETERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for a wireless station (STA), the apparatus comprising:memory and processing circuitry to configure the STA to communicate in a wireless network with an access point (AP) over a wireless channel;
wherein the processing circuitry is to:
access the wireless channel for uplink (UL) transmissions to the AP either using a first set of enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) parameters, referred to as multi-user (MU) EDCA parameters that favor MU operations in which the AP schedules UL transmissions via trigger frames or using second set of EDCA parameters, referred to as legacy EDCA parameters, that favor single user (SU) operations in which the STA contends for access to the wireless channel for UL transmissions to the AP;
when a medium access control (MAC) service data unit (MSDU) in an empty first access category (AC) is queued for UL transmission, access the wireless channel using legacy EDCA parameters to transmit the MSDU as an SU operation;
inform the AP when additional MSDUs in the first AC are queued; and,
switch to the MU EDCA parameters for the first AC in response to a trigger frame from the AP that schedules UL transmission for the first AC.

US Pat. No. 10,321,485

MULTIPLE NETWORK ALLOCATION VECTOR OPERATION

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method performed by a first wireless device for determining a Basic Service Set (BSS) associated with a wireless transmitter, the method comprising:receiving, by the first wireless device, a first frame;
determining an address of the first frame;
receiving, by the first wireless device, a second frame;
determining, by the first wireless device, an address of the second frame;
determining, using the address of the first frame and the address of the second frame, whether the second frame is an inter-BSS frame; and
setting an inter-BSS Network Allocation Vector (NAV) in response to determining that the second frame is an inter-BSS frame,
wherein the first wireless device comprises the inter-BSS NAV and an intra-BSS NAV different from the inter-BSS NAV.

US Pat. No. 10,321,484

MULTI-BAND OPERATION FOR WIRELESS LAN SYSTEMS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A multiband device, comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
send a request via a first frequency band, wherein the request is associated with scheduling a transmission on a second frequency band, and wherein the request indicates an allocation start time and a duration of the transmission on the second frequency band, and wherein the request comprises a sector sweep (SSW) field;
receive a frame via the first frequency band, wherein the received frame indicates an acceptance of the request, and wherein the received frame comprises a SSW feedback field; and
send the transmission on the second frequency band in accordance with the allocation start time and the duration, wherein the transmission comprises a beamforming training transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,321,483

MID-PACKET DETECTION IN WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method implemented by a transmitting device for performing mid-packet detection in a wireless channel, the method comprising:receiving, by the transmitting device, a signal through the wireless channel;
detecting, using a first autocorrelation of the signal, one or more first symbols having a first symbol duration in the signal during a first detection window; and
detecting, using a second autocorrelation of the signal, one or more second symbols having a second symbol duration in the signal during a second detection window, determining whether the wireless channel is idle or busy during the first detection window using the results of detecting the one or more first symbols;
when the wireless channel is determined to be busy during the first detection window, preventing the transmitting device from transmitting using the wireless channel; and
when the wireless channel is determined to be idle during the first detection window: determining whether the wireless channel is idle or busy during the second detection window using the results of detecting the one or more second symbols,
when the wireless channel is determined to be idle during the second detection window, permitting the transmitting device to transmit either a High Efficiency (HE) frame or a Very High Throughput (VHT) frame, and
when the wireless channel is determined to be busy during the second detection window, permitting the transmitting device to transmit the VHT frame and preventing the transmitting device from transmitting the HE frame.

US Pat. No. 10,321,482

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING CARRIER RESOURCE OF UNLICENSED CARRIER AND TRANSMISSION NODE

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for processing carrier resource of an unlicensed carrier, comprising:determining, in a competitive way, to access the unlicensed carrier in a transmission window; and
accessing, according to a predetermined access condition, the unlicensed carrier, wherein the predetermined access condition includes at least one of: a determined length of the transmission window, the maximum access times in the transmission window and the maximum access time in the transmission window;
wherein the predetermined access condition is determined in at least one of the following way: the length of the transmission window is determined in at least one of the following ways: the length of the transmission window is predefined, the length of the transmission window is indicated by a high-layer signaling, and the length of the transmission window is obtained by being adjusted according to at least one of utilization condition and interference condition of resources on the unlicensed resource which is obtained in a detection window corresponding to the transmission window; the maximum access times or the maximum access time in the transmission window is determined in the following way: the maximum access times or the maximum access time is obtained by being adjusted according to at least one of utilization condition and interference condition of resources on the unlicensed resource which is obtained in a detection window corresponding to the transmission window.

US Pat. No. 10,321,481

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication device communicating with a plurality of other wireless communication devices comprising:controlling circuitry configured to select, from among the other wireless communication devices, first wireless communication devices for inquiring whether to have data for uplink multiuser multiplexing transmission and determine parameter information of a contention window used in CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access/collision avoidance) for the first wireless communication devices on basis of a number of the first wireless communication devices;
a transmitter configured to transmit a first frame to the first wireless communication devices, wherein the first frame includes information to specify the first wireless communication devices and the parameter information, and the first frame instructs the first wireless communication devices to use the contention window based on the parameter information for acquisition of a transmission right for transmission of a response frame for the first frame; and
a receiver configured to sequentially receive second frames transmitted based on the acquired transmission right from the first wireless communication devices in a single user manner wherein the second frames are response frames for the first frame and the transmission right is acquired under carrier sensing during a backoff time determined based on a value selected randomly from the contention window,
wherein the controlling circuitry is configured to select second wireless communication devices for execution of uplink multiuser multiplexing transmission from among the first wireless communication devices which have transmitted the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,321,480

CHANNEL ACCESS METHOD IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

KT Corporation, Seongnam...

1. A method for a terminal in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:transmitting a first frame to an access point; and
receiving, in response to the first frame, from the access point, a second frame including data transmission time information,
wherein a PHY preamble of the second frame includes the data transmission time information,
wherein the second frame is a Null Data Packet (NDP) type acknowledgement frame which includes the PHY preamble without a Data field,
wherein the terminal is changed to power save mode when the second frame is received,
wherein the terminal is changed to awake mode from the power save mode at a time indicated by the data transmission time information, and
wherein the data transmission time information includes time information in which data is to be transmitted to the terminal within a data transmission interval.

US Pat. No. 10,321,479

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device for communicating with one or more Wi-Fi devices based on an availability schedule, the device comprising storage and processing circuitry configured to:identify a first availability schedule received from a second device;
determine that the first availability schedule indicates a first availability window and a second availability window, wherein the second device is available for communication with the device during the first availability window and is not available for communication with the device during the second availability window;
identify a second availability schedule received from the second device after receiving the first availability schedule;
determine that the second availability schedule indicates a third availability window and a fourth availability window, wherein the second device is available for communication with the device during the third availability window and is not available for communication with the device during the fourth availability window; and
cause to send one or more frames to the second device during the third availability window.

US Pat. No. 10,321,478

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink control channel for a terminal configured to support multiple TTI (transmission time interval) lengths in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first PDSCH (physical downlink shared channel) based on a first TTI length at a first timing;
receiving a second PDSCH based on a second TTI length, different from the first TTI length, at a second timing; and
when a TTI for transmitting an uplink control channel for the received first PDSCH overlaps a TTI for transmitting an uplink control channel for the second PDSCH, transmitting uplink control information for the first PDSCH and the second PDSCH on a PUCCH (physical uplink control channel) based on the first TTI length or the second TTI length, whichever is the shorter TTI length.

US Pat. No. 10,321,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING UPLINK PERSISTENT SCHEDULING IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

10. A method for requesting uplink persistent scheduling, comprising:a terminal generating a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) buffer status report (BSR) including a size of data and further including at least one of an SPS transmission point in time and an SPS period after configuring SPS between the terminal and a base station;
the terminal requesting SPS allocation while transmitting the SPS BSR to the base station
receiving SPS activation information depending on the SPS allocation based on the SPS BSR from the base station; and
the terminal performing SPS transmission depending on the SPS activation information,
wherein: in the case in which the SPS transmission point in time included in the SPS BSR transmitted by the terminal is a sub-frame T, the SPS activation information is transmitted in a sub-frame T-Nproc so that resource allocation depending on the SPS is made in the sub-frame T depending on the SPS transmission point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,321,476

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for transmitting data, the method comprising:detecting, by an eNB, a predetermined frequency band for being idle for a first length of time in a predetermined period of time in a sub-frame p in the predetermined frequency band; and
if the idle for the first length of time is detected, then scheduling, by the eNB, data in N consecutive sub-frames starting from a sub-frame next to the sub-frame p and performing data transmission for the data, and setting last A symbols in the last one of the consecutive N sub-frames to be idle;
wherein the total length of time corresponding to the A symbols is no less than the first length of time, and both N and A are positive integers.

US Pat. No. 10,321,475

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRANSMITTING SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting scheduling assignment (SA) information between half-duplex user equipments (UEs) in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first UE and comprising:receiving a plurality of SA information for the first UE from a plurality of UEs;
determining that SA information for transmission to a second UE and SA information transmitted from the second UE are included in the received plurality of SA information;
determining that the second UE is in a same group with the first UE; and
transmitting the SA information for transmission to the second UE to the second UE,
wherein the first UE is a UE nearest the second UE among the plurality of UEs, and
wherein the SA information is transmitted a number of times within a predetermined period, the number of times determined based on a measured power of the SA information transmitted from the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,321,474

METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION IN A CELLULAR NETWORK WITH A MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for data transmission in a cellular network from a wireless device, the cellular network comprising a plurality of base nodes, the plurality of base nodes comprising an active base node, which is the base node the wireless device is currently associated to, the wireless device being configured to transmit data according to a periodicity related transmission mode to the active base node, the wireless device further being operated stationary, the method comprises the steps of:providing information from wireless device to the active base node relating to periodicity of said data transmission,
responding at the active base node to the wireless device comprising an indication relative to assigned resources for multiple transmissions,
setting a timer at the active base node relating to said periodicity,
upon expiration of the timer, reserving resources at the active base node for reception of the data transmission from the wireless device,
transmitting data from the wireless device to the active base node according to the periodicity,
receiving transmitted data at active base node, and
conducting an acknowledging procedure at the active base node in response to said data reception.

US Pat. No. 10,321,473

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING FRAME IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a frame by a station (STA) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:setting a transmission opportunity (TXOP) duration field and a uplink (UL) flag; and
transmitting a high efficiency physical layer protocol data unit (HE PPDU) containing the TXOP duration field and the UL flag,
wherein the STA sets the UL flag to a first value corresponding to uplink if the HE PPDU is addressed to an access point (AP) and
wherein, when the TXOP duration field is set to a predetermined value other than a TXOP duration value for setting a network allocation vector (NAV) and the HE PPDU corresponds to a single user (SU) PPDU carrying a ready-to-send (RTS) frame or a clear-to-send (CTS) frame, the STA sets the UL flag to a second value corresponding to downlink even if the HE PPDU is addressed to the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,321,472

UPLINK MULTI-USER TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

9. A station (STA) for transmitting uplink data in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the STA comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from an access point (AP), a frame including uplink multi-user (UL MU) scheduling information for the uplink data transmission, and to transmit the uplink data to the AP based on the UL MU scheduling information; and
a processor configured to control the transceiver such that the transmission of the uplink data to be performed after a SIFS (Short Interframe Space),
wherein a start timing of the SIFS is end of the frame,
wherein the frame further includes a specific field including null information for extending a length of the frame to delay the start timing of the SIFS,
wherein the STA is provided with an additional time to prepare for the transmission of the uplink data based on the delay of the start timing of the SIFS.

US Pat. No. 10,321,471

CONVEYING USE OF EXCEPTION REPORTING TO CORE NETWORK NODES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A radio access network (RAN) node configured to communicate with a mobile station and a core network (CN) node, the RAN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the RAN node is operable to:
receive, from the mobile station, a channel request;
assign radio resources to the mobile station for transmission of data;
after assigning radio resources, receive, from the mobile station, data transmitted as an exception report on the assigned radio resources and an indication that the mobile station transmitted data as an exception report with high priority; and
transmit, to the CN node, the data transmitted by the mobile station as an exception report and the indication that the mobile station transmitted data as an exception report with high priority,
wherein the indication is transmitted, to the CN node, in an Exception Report Flag Information Element (IE) included in an Uplink (UL)—UNITDATA Protocol Data Unit (PDU) carrying a Logical Link Control (LLC) PDU transmitted by the mobile station, and wherein the LLC PDU was sent by the mobile station using an uplink Extended Coverage—Enhanced General Packet Radio Service (EC-EGPRS) Temporary Block Flow (TBF) established in response to an EC-EGPRS PACKET CHANNEL REQUEST message or an EC-EGPRS PACKET DOWNLINK Acknowledgement/Negative Acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) message including a channel request.

US Pat. No. 10,321,469

TERMINAL DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry that receives a signal of a higher layer including first information used to instruct two subframe sets and receives downlink control information including information for requesting report of channel state information regarding one subframe set of the two subframe sets; and
transmission circuitry that reports the channel state information derived with reference to a channel state information reference resource using subframe n, wherein
the channel state information reference resource is defined by one downlink subframe n?nCQI_ref or one special subframe n?nCQI_ref on a time domain,
in a case in which the two subframe sets are not configured, nCQI_ref is a value in which the channel state information reference resource is present in a valid downlink subframe or a valid special subframe which is the same as a downlink subframe or a special subframe with which the information included in the downlink control information is received,
in a case in which downlink subframe n?4 or special subframe n?4 in which the two subframe sets are configured and with which the information included in the downlink control information is received corresponds to a valid downlink subframe or a valid special subframe, nCQI_ref is 4,
in a case in which the downlink subframe n?4 or the special subframe n?4 in which the two subframe sets are configured and with which the information included in the downlink control information is received does not correspond to the valid downlink subframe or the valid special subframe, nCQI_ref is a value greater than 4 in which the channel state information reference resource is present in the valid downlink subframe or the valid special subframe, and
the channel state information reference resource belongs to one of the two subframe sets, but not to both of the two subframe sets.

US Pat. No. 10,321,468

NCT SCC ACTIVATION CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD, MANAGEMENT METHOD AND BASE STATION DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A New Carrier Type (NCT) Secondary Component Carrier (SCC) activation control device, comprising:circuitry configured to
perform, using fixed resources, a radio link measurement to an SCC by measuring a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) and a channel status indicator reference signal (CSI-RS) to generate a measurement result, a position of the fixed resources being prestored in the activation control device; and
perform activation control to the SCC based on the measurement result,
wherein the radio link measurement to the SCC is performed based on configuration information of the DM-RS and CSI-RS, and the radio link measurement comprises a radio link management (RLM) measurement,
wherein, when performing the RLM measurement to the SCC, the circuitry is further configured to measure a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) using the DM-RS,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to, when measuring the PDSCH using the DM-RS, use a transmitting efficiency of the PDSCH as an assessment threshold to assess the PDSCH, and the transmitting efficiency is obtained based on a modulation and coding scheme MCS and a detected block error rate (BLER).

US Pat. No. 10,321,467

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVISIONING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a base unit from a first device, identification information for the first device via a first wireless connection between the first device and the base unit, wherein the base unit is configured to communicate using a first carrier signal in a first carrier signal frequency range for the first wireless connection; and
before establishment of a second wireless connection between the first device and an access point, the second wireless connection based on a second carrier signal in a second carrier signal frequency range:
monitoring, at the base unit, a portion of a frequency spectrum for second signals based on the second carrier signal frequency range, wherein the second signals are associated with a potential interference at the access point;
in response to detection of a potential interference signal and a determination that the potential interference signal is associated with a first potential source of interference, sending, from the base unit to the first device, a notification of the first potential source of interference; and
sending provisioning information to the first device from the base unit, wherein the provisioning information enables the first device to initiate the second wireless connection with the access point,
wherein the first carrier signal frequency range is different than the second carrier signal frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,321,466

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING A LOGICAL TRAFFIC CONNECTION THAT USES DATA AGGREGATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a first access point using a first radio access technology (RAT), a configuration associated with a logical traffic connection, the configuration comprising at least one parameter for communicating data associated with the logical traffic connection via a second access point associated with a second RAT;
estimating a subset of a total amount of data buffered in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) queue associated with the logical traffic connection expected to be transmitted via the second access point for a time period ending at an expected time of receipt of an uplink grant from the first access point, wherein the subset of the total amount of data is estimated based at least in part on an estimated data rate associated with communicating with the second access point using the second RAT, a minimum data size associated with communicating with the second access point using the second RAT, a maximum data size associated with communicating with the second access point using the second RAT, a history of uplink transmission scheduling by the first access point, or combinations thereof;
determining a buffer reporting value associated with the logical traffic connection based at least in part on the subset of the total amount of data and the at least one parameter; and
transmitting a buffer status report (BSR) including the buffer reporting value to the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,321,465

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal, comprising:a receiver;
a controller; and
a transmitter, wherein
the receiver is configured to receive first information on radio resources for direct communication from a base station by broadcast,
the receiver is configured to receive second information on a threshold value from the base station,
the controller is configured to perform the direct communication by use of a radio resource autonomously selected among the radio resources,
the receiver is configured to directly receive a radio signal from another radio terminal during performing the direct communication by use of the radio resources,
the controller is configured to compare received power of the radio signal with the threshold value of the second information, and
the transmitter is configured to:
notify the base station of first information on the received power in response to the received power being larger than the threshold value; and
not notify the base station of the information on the received power in response to the received power being smaller than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,321,464

MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE SIM CARDS TO SHARE RF PROCESSOR

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A management method for supporting multiple SIM cards to share an radio frequency (RF) processor, wherein the method comprises:receiving a resource request sent by a first baseband communications processor, wherein the first baseband communications processor is configured to implement a first communications service on a first SIM card, the resource request is used to request, in response to the first communications service, a permission to use the RF processor, and the resource request comprises a type of the first communications service and a time period required for using the RF processor;
determining whether the RF processor is authorized to perform a second communications service on a second SIM card for a second baseband communications processor in at least a part of the time period;
when the RF processor is authorized to perform the second communications service for the second baseband communications processor in at least the part of the time period, comparing whether a priority of the type of the first communications service is higher than a priority of a type of the second communications service; and
when the priority of the type of the first communications service is higher than the priority of the type of the second communications service, sending a first authorization message to the first baseband communications processor and instructing the second baseband communications processor to stop performing the second communications service, wherein the first authorization message is used to authorize the first baseband communications processor to use the RF processor to perform the first communications service.

US Pat. No. 10,321,463

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ACCELEROMETER ASSISTED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNA COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A wireless adapter front end for an information handling system comprising:a wireless adapter for communicating content on a transceiving antenna via a wireless link, wherein the transceiving antenna is configurable to have a plurality of antenna radiation patterns;
a controller executing instructions of a heuristic antenna pattern selection system to:
receive a trigger input indicating decreased signal strength;
receive a measurement of RSSI variance of the wireless link;
receive a measurement of a rate of mobility of the information handling system, wherein the rate of mobility is determined from accelerometer data or velocity data;
determine an allotted training duration time period based on the received measurement of RSSI variance of the wireless link and the received measurement of the rate of geographic movement of the information handling system;
identify an optimal antenna pattern associated with a highest quality link performance indicator within the identified training duration time period; and
instruct the transceiving antenna to operate according to the optimal antenna pattern.