US Pat. No. 10,443,389

TURBINE BLADE HAVING IMPROVED FLUTTER CAPABILITY AND INCREASED TURBINE STAGE OUTPUT

1. A turbine blade having an attachment, a neck extending radially outward from the attachment, a platform extending radially outward from the neck, an airfoil extending radially outward from the platform, and a shroud extending radially outward from the airfoil, where the airfoil has an uncoated profile substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y, and Z as set forth in Table 1, carried to three decimal places, wherein Z is a distance measured radially from the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,448,407

INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION ENHANCEMENT IN HETNETS THROUGH COORDINATED SIMO/MIMO INTERFERENCE CODES

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A method for suppressing interference in a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) including at least one base station serving the at least one User Equipment (UE) and a plurality of neighbor base stations, the method comprising:sharing at least one parameter, which comprises at least one of a base station identifier, a power level, a number of spatial multiplexing data streams, MIMO mode, a modulation type used in at least one resource block, a coding rate, a pilot location, a time-frequency resource and a pilot type of at least one interferer to the at least one UE, associated with the at least one base station serving the at least one UE and the plurality of neighbor base stations in the HetNet;
determining whether the at least one UE is experiencing interference from the at least one neighbor base station based on the at least one parameter;
determining a transmission mode of the at least one base station serving the at least one UE, and of the at least one neighbor base station interfering at the at least one UE, wherein the at least one base station serving the at least one UE uses a Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission mode along with spatial multiplexing and the at least one neighbor base station interfering at the at least one UE uses a Single-Input and Multiple-Output (SIMO) transmission mode; and
configuring a transmission format for the at least one neighbor base station interfering at the at least one UE and for the at least one base station serving the at least one UE in the HetNet based on the transmission mode, said configured transmission format facilitating suppression of a level of interference experienced by the at least one UE.

US Pat. No. 10,448,393

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENABLING PROVISION OF AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a base station, one or more parameters defining a new special subframe configuration associated with downlink communications, the new special subframe configuration is generated in addition to another special subframe configuration, the new special subframe configuration comprising information indicating a plurality of downlink symbols that exceed a number of downlink symbols of the other special subframe configuration; and
transmitting, from the base station, a message to one or more communication devices, wherein
the message includes the one or more parameters to enable at least a first subset of the one or more communication devices to detect the new special subframe configuration, and
the message enables a second subset of the one or more communication devices to detect and utilize the other special subframe configuration in an instance that the second subset of the communication devices are not capable of reading the new special subframe configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,448,551

COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter comprising:a nozzle section held in a nozzle holder to be vertically movable and biased downwards by a biasing means, the nozzle section having a height position reference section for which image recognition is possible provided on an outer circumference of the nozzle section;
a camera configured to capture a side view image of a component held on a lower end of the nozzle section;
an image processing device configured to determine whether a pickup orientation of the component is acceptable by processing the side view image;
wherein
both the component held on the lower end of the nozzle section and the height position reference section are caused to enter a field of view of the camera,
the camera captures a side view image of an area around the lower end of the nozzle section,
the side view image including the component and the height position reference section, and
the image processing device processes the side view image, recognizes the height position reference section and a height position of a lower end of the component, measures a first height difference from the height position reference section to the lower end of the component, calculates a height dimension of the component based on a difference between the first height difference and a specification data of the nozzle section including a second height difference between the height position reference section and the lower end of the nozzle section, determines that a pickup orientation of the component is acceptable when the calculated height dimension of the component matches a predetermined value, determines that the pickup orientation of the component is incorrect when the calculated height dimension of the component does not match the predetermined value and is greater than zero, determines that a pickup error has occurred when the calculated height dimension of the component is equal to zero, and determines that there is a problem with the nozzle section when the calculated height dimension of the component is less than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,448,550

TOOL SEARCHING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A tool searching device, which is used when gripping a leaded component and mounting the leaded component on a board by using a tool formed from multiple configuration members, for searching for the configuration member or a combination of the configuration members appropriate for gripping or mounting the leaded component on the board, the tool searching device comprising:a memory section configured to memorize multiple configuration member information related to each of the multiple configuration members, linked to size-related information that relates to a size of a component main body of the leaded component or lead-related information that relates to a lead of the leaded component;
an acquiring section configured to acquire the size-related information or the lead-related information;
a search section configured to search the configuration member or the combination of the configuration members from the memory section using the acquired size-related information or the acquired lead-related information as a search term; and
an output section configured to output a search result.

US Pat. No. 10,448,549

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply device comprising:a loader capable of accommodating a plurality of stick cases in a stacked state, each of the plurality of stick cases capable of accommodating a plurality of electronic components;
a component supply position from which the plurality of electronic components can be picked up by a mounting head;
a component transporter that moves at least one of the plurality of electronic components out from one of the plurality of stick cases and to the component supply position; and
a stick case detector that detects a presence or absence of at least one of the plurality of stick cases in the loader.

US Pat. No. 10,448,548

INSPECTION APPARATUS, COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting system, which includes a mounting apparatus that includes a mounting nozzle mounting a component on a board and a moving mechanism moving the mounting nozzle in a horizontal direction, and which includes an inspection apparatus that inspects the board on which the component is mounted, the system comprising:a management computer having a management controller which executes:
a determining unit that compares a detected positional deviation amounted from inspection information that is detected by a detecting unit in the inspection apparatus with a predetermined first range to determine whether the detected positional deviation amount falls within the predetermined first range;
a correction amount calculator that calculates a correction amount for causing the mounting apparatus to mount the component on the board while correcting a mounting position based on the detected positional deviation amount; and
a determination unit that determines whether to cause the mounting apparatus to correct the mounting position based on the calculated correction amount,
wherein, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is not satisfied, the determination unit correct the mounting position which is performed by the mounting apparatus based on the calculated correction amount,
wherein, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the determination unit suspends correction of the mounting position which is performed by the mounting apparatus based on the calculated correction amount, and
wherein the predetermined condition is any of,
a condition that the detected positional deviation amount in bigger than a predetermined second range which is smaller than the first range,
a condition that a detected component size which is included in the inspection information falls outside a predetermined size range, and
a condition that a direction of the positional deviation amount which is detected after the component is mounted with the mounting position being corrected by the mounting apparatus based on the calculated correction amount, is the same as a direction of the positional deviation amount which is detected before the correction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,547

SHIELDED ELECTRICAL CABLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A shielded electrical cable comprising:a conductor set including one or more substantially parallel longitudinal insulated conductors and a drain conductor, each insulated conductor comprising a central conductor surrounded by an insulating material having an insulation thickness;
a shielding film disposed around the conductor set;two non-conductive polymeric layers disposed around the conductor set and including concentric portions substantially concentric with at least one conductor in the conductor set, and parallel portions wherein the two non-conductive polymeric layers are substantially parallel to each other; andan adhesive layer disposed between the two non-conductive polymeric layers and bonding the concentric portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers to the conductor set and the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers to each other; and
a transition portion providing a gradual transition between the concentric portions and the parallel portions of the two non-conductive polymeric layers, the transition portion defined as an area between first transition points where the two polymeric layers deviate from being substantially concentric with the at least one of the conductors and second transition points where the two polymeric layers deviate from being substantially parallel to each other, wherein a length between the first transition points is less than the insulation thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,448,546

NOISE SUPPRESSION SHEET

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A noise suppression sheet comprising:a resin layer;
a non-magnetic metal layer; and
a metal magnetic layerin this order, whereinthe resin layer comprises an electroless plating catalyst and a resin, and the non-magnetic metal layer is a non-magnetic metal plating layer, and
the resin layer includes a mixed region formed from a surface of the resin layer on the non-magnetic metal layer side toward an inside of the resin layer, and contains a metal constituting the non-magnetic metal layer and the electroless plating catalyst incorporated inside the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,448,545

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR COOLING ELECTRICAL ELEMENT

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. A heat exchanger for cooling an electrical element, comprising:a tube extended in a length direction, bent at a predetermined point so as to contact both surfaces, in a height direction, of the electrical element disposed in a partial region of an upper surface thereof, and having a heat exchange medium flowing therein;
a first header tank coupled and fixed to one end portion of the tube in the length direction;
a second header tank coupled and fixed to the other end portion of the tube in the length direction and disposed to be spaced apart from a center of the first header tank by a predetermined distance in the length direction in a state in which the tube is bent;
an inlet pipe formed in the first header tank and having the heat exchange medium introduced therethrough; and
an outlet pipe formed in the second header tank and having the heat exchange medium discharged therethrough,
wherein the first header tank and the second header tank are disposed to be close to each other and misaligned in a height direction,
a distance between a portion where the tube is bent and a portion where the first header tank is fixed is different from a distance between a portion where the tube is bent and a portion where the second header tank is fixed, and
the tube is coupled to the first header tank and the second header tank in a state in which it is eccentric from the centers of the first header tank and the second header tank in the height direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,544

SELF-COOLED DRAWOUT POWER MODULE WITH ISOLATED THERMOSIPHON HEAT EXCHANGER

Toshiba International Cor...

1. An outdoor drive comprising: a cabinet with an air intake and an air outlet in fluid communication with an interior space of said cabinet, wherein said cabinet is configured to receive a power module within said interior space, and wherein said power module comprises: a lower chamber containing electronic components, an environmentally sealable upper chamber containing a first opening configured to receive air from said air intake, a second opening configured to allow air to exit through said air outlet, a heatsink thermally coupled to said electronic components in said lower chamber; a fan capable of circulating air from said air intake over said heat sink and out said air outlet, and a module securing arm capable of securing said first and second openings of said environmentally sealable upper chamber with said air inlet and said air outlet; a support tray hingedly connected to said cabinet wherein said support tray comprises guide tracks for sliding said power module into said interior space of said cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,448,543

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A server rack thermosiphon system, comprising:a plurality of evaporators, each evaporator comprising a thermal interface for one or more heat-generating server rack devices, the thermal interface configured to conductively receive heat from the one or more heat-generating server rack devices;
a single condenser mounted on a top structure of a server rack, the single condenser comprising a fluid-cooled heat transfer module, the single condenser fluidly coupled to the plurality of evaporators;
a liquid conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid from the condenser to the evaporators;
a vapor conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a mixed phase of the working fluid from the evaporators to the condenser; and
a plurality of fluid disconnects that directly couple the liquid conduit to the evaporators, at least one of the fluid disconnects comprising an adjustable orifice configured to meter an adjustable amount of the liquid phase of the working fluid to at least one of the evaporators based on an amount of heat transferred from the one or more heat-generating server rack devices, through the thermal interface, and to the evaporator, wherein
the vapor conduit is separate and independent of the liquid conduit, and
each of the evaporators is thermally coupled to one or more heat-generating devices mounted on a server board of a plurality of server boards in the server rack such that there are at least two evaporators thermally coupled to respective heat-generating devices mounted in each server board.

US Pat. No. 10,448,542

SERVER RACK-DEDICATED VERTICAL VORTEX AIRFLOW SERVER COOLING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:creating, by a vortex-producing fan controller using a variable-speed vortex-producing fan situated above a server rack, a helical airflow within the server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack and that draws the cooled air up through the server rack in a helical pattern;
measuring, using readings from a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack, an input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan; and
adjusting, responsive to changes in the input air temperature of the air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan, a speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled within the helical airflow up through the server rack.

US Pat. No. 10,448,541

DENSIFIED FOAM FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. A heat spreading and insulating material for use with a mobile device having heat generating components and heat sensitive components, said material comprising:a unitary thermal insulating layer formed from a densified sheet of polyimide open cell foam, said densified sheet having a first density between 25-60 kg/m3, said densified sheet having an outwardly facing surface and an oppositely located inwardly facing surface, said outwardly facing surface being spaced from said inwardly facing surface to define a first thickness;
said unitary thermal insulating layer having further densified areas where said insulating layer is further densified to have a density greater than said first density, said outwardly facing surface is spaced from said inwardly facing surface to define a second thickness in said further densified areas said second thickness being smaller than said first thickness;
a first adhesive layer having a first adhesive surface and an oppositely located second adhesive surface, said inwardly facing surface of said insulating layer adheredly contacting said first adhesive surface, said first adhesive layer conforming to said inwardly facing surface;
a heat spreading layer formed from compressed graphite flakes that conducts heat anisotropically and having an adhesive facing surface and an oppositely located component facing surface, said adhesive facing surface separated from said component facing surface to define a thickness, said adhesive facing surface adheredly contacting said second adhesive surface of said first adhesive layer, said heat spreading layer conforming to said second adhesive surface.

US Pat. No. 10,448,540

ULTRATHIN HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A heat dissipation structure comprising:a copper clad sheet comprising a plurality of containing grooves and a plurality of ribs round each containing groove, each of the plurality of containing grooves formed by stamping, the copper clad sheet comprising an insulation layer and a copper clad layer attached on the insulation layer, wherein a surface of the copper clad layer facing away from the insulation layer forms an inner surface of the plurality of containing grooves, the insulation layer follows a contour of the copper clad layer and has a same shape as that of the copper clad layer;
a plurality of bond blocks arranged on the ribs;
a cover being fixed on the copper clad sheet with the containing groove using the bond blocks, the cover sealing the plurality of containing grooves to form a plurality of a sealed cavities; and
a phase-change material contained in the sealed cavity and configured to absorb and transfer out heat generated by components.

US Pat. No. 10,448,539

SYSTEMS AND ASSEMBLIES FOR COOLING SERVER RACKS

INERTECH IP LLC, Plano, ...

6. A cooling assembly for cooling server racks comprising: a server rack enclosure sub-assembly comprising:a plurality panel members defining a volume for receiving at most two server racks having a front portion and a rear portion, at least one of the plurality of panel members being a rear panel member and at least two of the plurality of panel members being side panel members: and
at least one frame member defining an opening for receiving the rear portion of the at most two server racks to form a hot space between the rear panel member, the side panel members, and a combination of the at least one frame member and the rear portion of the at most two server racks; and
a cooling sub-assembly disposed over and in thermal communication with the hot space to enable cooling of at least one server supported in the at most two server racks, the cooling sub-assembly comprising a set of one or more structural members configured and disposed to support at least one heat exchange member to enable the thermal communication with the at least one server rack enclosure sub-assembly for the cooling of the at least one server, the at least one heat exchange member configured to exchange heat between a first fluid flowing through the at least one heat exchange member and a second fluid flowing through the hot space that has been heated by the at least one server,
wherein the set of one or more structural members is configured and disposed to support a plurality of fans which are (a) in fluid communication with the at least one heat exchange member to enable the cooling of the at least one server and (b) disposed to draw the second fluid flowing in the hot space through the at least one heat exchange member and over a top of the cooling sub-assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,448,538

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR COOLING WIRELESS ROUTERS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A wireless router comprising:an enclosure;
an antenna;
a printed circuit board assembly;
a radiative heat sink disposed between the antenna and the printed circuit board assembly within the wireless router such that the radiative heat sink is configured to shield the antenna from spurious emissions generated by the printed circuit board assembly; and
a fan disposed at a center of the radiative heat sink such that the fan is configured to cool the wireless router by circulating air within the enclosure rather than pushing air through venting in the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,448,537

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION DEVICE AND METHOD IN WHICH SAME IS USED, AND LACTAM PRODUCTION METHOD

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A power supply device, provided for a light source device which has a plurality of light-emitting bodies on each of which a large number of light emitting diodes are mounted, an entirety of the plurality of light-emitting bodies being covered with a cylindrical light transmitting container, said power supply device comprising:a circuit for controlling a current supplied to the entirety of the plurality of light-emitting bodies;
a control circuit for controlling a current from a power supply source, said control circuit being disposed at a central portion of said light source device;
a cooling means capable of cooling surroundings by channeling a refrigerant, said cooling means being provided on a back side of the entirety of the plurality of the light-emitting bodies;
a heat transfer means connecting said cooling means and said control circuit to each other; and
an insulating means interposed between said heat transfer means and said control circuit at a state in contact with both,whereinthe control circuit is positioned inside the power supply device and surrounded with the plurality of the light-emitting bodies, and
the cooling means cools the control circuit via the heat transfer means and at a same time cools the entirety of the plurality of light-emitting bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,448,536

PORTABLE RACK DOLLY, RETROFIT KIT AND METHODS OF USE

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

1. A system configured to modify a device rack into a portable rack dolly, comprising:a wheel assembly, the wheel assembly including a wheel shaft, a first wheel rotationally coupled to the wheel shaft, and a second wheel rotationally coupled to the wheel shaft, the wheel shaft including a first shaft position and a second shaft position;
a first bracket configured to be coupled to a device rack on a first side at a first low position, the first bracket including a first open slot configured to cooperate with the first shaft position on the wheel shaft, the first open slot including a first receiving portion configured to receive the wheel shaft at the first shaft position, a first delivery portion configured to deliver the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack forwards, and a first locking portion configured to secure the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack backwards;
a second bracket configured to be coupled to the device rack on a second side at a second low position, the second bracket including a second open slot configured to cooperate with the second shaft position on the wheel shaft, the second open slot including a second receiving portion configured to receive the wheel shaft at the second shaft position, a second delivery portion configured to deliver the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack forwards, and a second locking portion configured to secure the wheel shaft upon tilting the device rack backward; and
a handle assembly coupled to the device rack, the handle assembly configured to support tilting the device rack forwards and backwards.

US Pat. No. 10,448,535

RAIL CLAMP LATCH HOLDER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A rail clamp latch holder, comprising:a grippable portion;
a rail portion disposed at a forward side of the grippable portion and comprising:
first and second pairs of opposed latches which are configured to latch onto a rail and which are disposed at first and second longitudinal ends of the rail portion, respectively;
a tab which is insertable into a rail latch;
a locking pin; and
an elastic member which extends along a longitudinal axis of the rail portion and elastically couples the locking pin and the tab.

US Pat. No. 10,448,534

CABLE RETAINER GATE FOR RETAINING CABLE ON WIRE BASKET AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A method of manipulating a cable retainer gate on a wire basket, the method comprising:snap-fit connecting first and second snap-fit connectors of an attachment portion of the cable retainer gate to respective spaced apart first and second wires of the wire basket such that a retainer portion of the cable retainer gate cantilevers over the wire basket, wherein the second snap-fit connector is connected to the second wire by pivoting the cable retainer gate about the first snap-fit connector connected to the first wire to move the retainer portion toward a closed position with respect to the basket, and applying force to the retainer portion to snap-fit connect the second snap-fit connector to the second wire; and
positioning at least one cable on the wire basket to be retained by the cable retainer gate before attaching the second snap-fit connector to the second wire and then pivoting the cable retainer gate about the first snap-fit connector connected to the first wire to move the retainer portion toward the closed position with respect to the basket, and applying force to the retainer portion to snap-fit the second snap-fit connector onto the second wire.

US Pat. No. 10,448,533

HOLDER FOR FLAT, APPROXIMATELY RECTANGULAR DEVICES SUCH AS TABLET COMPUTERS OR SMARTPHONES

Kinetix AG, Chur (CH)

1. A holder for detachably fastening of a device to a component, the holder comprises:a holding mechanism for detachably holding the device and a fastening element that is connected to the holding mechanism to connect the holder with the component, wherein a rotary bearing is provided that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein the rotary bearing is connected to the holding mechanism, and wherein a pivot bearing is provided which is connected to the rotary bearing and which is connected to the fastening element, wherein the rotary bearing comprises
a first rotary bearing portion connected to the holding mechanism and a second rotary bearing portion connected to the fastening element, wherein locking elements are provided on the rotary bearing perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the rotary bearing, the locking elements being displaceable between a radial inner locking position and a radial outer release position, wherein in the release position the first rotary bearing portion is rotatable in relation to the second rotary bearing portion and wherein in the locking position the first rotary bearing portion is fixed in relation to the second rotary bearing portion, wherein an annular spring is provided which is designed and arranged such that the locking elements are pre-stressed in a radially inward direction into the locking position by the annular spring, wherein
said locking elements include at least two locking portions,
said at least two locking portions at least partially engage into locking groves when in the locking position,
said at least two locking portions include at least a first locking portion and a second locking portion,
said first locking portion and said second locking portion are both located in a circumferential direction with respect to said axis of rotation of the rotary bearing, and
said first locking portion and said second locking portion are located at different locations along said circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,532

QUICK-RELEASING MECHANISM AND RELATED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A quick-releasing mechanism, comprising:a central axle;
an ejecting component slidably disposed on the central axle, wherein the ejecting component comprises:
a supporting portion configured to support a bracket; and a first inclined guiding structure disposed under the supporting portion;
a locking component, comprising: a base;
a second inclined guiding structure disposed on the base and slidably abutting against the first inclined guiding structure to lift and lower-down the supporting portion;
a pressing portion disposed on the base and configured to clip the bracket with the supporting portion; and a pushing portion disposed on a lateral side of the base,
wherein the pushing portion is configured to rotate the locking component and drive the second inclined guiding structure to slide relative to the first inclined guiding structure;
wherein the locking component is formed as a single unitary piece.

US Pat. No. 10,448,531

DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a hinge;
a first housing connected to the hinge, the first housing including a first storage portion and a first opening portion;
a second housing connected to the hinge, the second housing including a second storage portion and a second opening portion; and
a flexible display panel,
wherein the first housing and the second housing are configured to be foldable at the hinge,
wherein the flexible display panel is configured to be stored in the first storage portion through the first opening portion, and to be drawn from the first storage portion through the first opening portion,
wherein the flexible display panel is configured to be stored in the second storage portion through the second opening portion and to be drawn from the second storage portion through the second opening portion,
wherein the flexible display panel extends along a plane between the first opening portion and the second opening portion when the display device is folded halfway, and
wherein the flexible display panel is retracted within the first housing and the second housing and surrounded by the first housing and the second housing when the display device is in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,448,530

HOUSING USED FOR ELECTRIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

RF360 Technology (Wuxi) C...

1. A housing for an electric component comprising:a first housing part; and
a second housing part, wherein the first housing part and the second housing part are connected in a joining region, wherein the joining region is completely or partially covered by a metallic coating on an outside,
wherein the first housing part is joined to the second housing part by a connecting agent, wherein the connecting agent is an adhesive material or a solder material,
wherein the metallic coating covers the first housing part only at an upper side of the first housing part accessible from the outside when the first and second housing parts are joined by the connecting agent,
wherein the metallic coating extends laterally beyond the first housing part and at least partially covers the second housing part,
wherein the second housing part comprises a recess, and wherein the metallic coating extends into the recess and is connected to an electric contact part in the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,448,529

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an external housing including a first plate and a second plate that is directed opposite to the first plate; and
at least one electronic component that is included within the external housing,
wherein the first plate comprises:
a transparent plate including a first surface that forms an outer surface of the first plate, a second surface that is directed opposite to the first surface, and a rounded region including a region from a location where a rounded shape is initiated to a location where the transparent plate is terminated when the transparent plate is viewed atop from a position above the transparent plate, and
a structure that is interposed between the transparent plate and the second plate, and comprises a third surface that faces the first plate and a fourth surface that is formed opposite to the third surface, the structure including a transparent or translucent material,
wherein the transparent plate comprises:
a first region having a first thickness, and
a second region that is positioned adjacent to the first region and has a second thickness that is smaller than the first thickness,
wherein, when viewed from a cross section, a thickness from the second surface to the first surface in the second region is reduced in a direction away from the first region,
wherein the structure includes a pattern of repeated protrusions within a portion on the fourth surface which corresponds to the first region, and the protrusions are parallel to each other in a first direction,
wherein the structure further comprises on the fourth surface, a flat portion that is elongated in a portion corresponding to the second region,
wherein the flat portion comprises an edge portion existing between a front face and a rim of the electronic device or an interface portion existing between a rear face and the rim of the electronic device,
wherein the flat portion comprises an edge portion between the front face of the electronic device and a component existing on the front face or an interface portion between the rear face of the electronic device and a component existing on the rear face, and
wherein, when the transparent plate is viewed atop, the rounded region is overlapped with the flat portion.

US Pat. No. 10,448,528

HOUSING, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A housing of an electronic device, the housing comprising:a first surface;
a second surface;
a side surface surrounding at least a portion of a space formed between the first surface and the second surface;
a first surface layer formed by applying a first texture and a first color to a first area of at least one of the first surface, the second surface, and the side surface of the housing; and
a second surface layer formed by applying a second texture and a second color to a second area, which is within the first area,
wherein at least one of the first surface layer and the second surface layer includes an oxide film layer,
wherein the first area includes a portion of the first surface, a portion of the second surface, and the side surface, and
wherein the second area includes a portion of the side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,448,527

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A foldable display device, comprising:a display panel having two flat portions and a bend portion between the two flat portions;
a hinge substantially aligned with and beneath the bend portion of the display panel;
a plurality of slidable platforms between the hinge and a bottom surface of the bend portion of the display panel; and
a repeatable adhering component between one of the slidable platforms and the bottom surface of the bend portion of the display panel, wherein the repeatable adhering component comprises a self-adhesive pad or a weak adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,448,526

FIXING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fixing structure, comprising:a front shell, including a front surface frame and a connecting frame perpendicular to said front surface frame, wherein said connecting frame having a front shell slot penetrating the connecting frame formed thereon, and further having a first clamping structure provided thereon;
a frame, including a bottom frame and a vertical side frame perpendicular to the bottom frame, wherein said vertical side frame having a frame slot penetrating the vertical side frame formed thereon and further having a second clamping structure provided thereon, said vertical side frame of the frame is arranged facing the connecting frame of the front shell, said front shell slot corresponds to said frame slot in position, and said first clamping structure fits and clamps with said second clamping structure;
a connector, including an insertion section that is configured to be fitted and inserted into the front shell slot and the frame slot sequentially in a direction parallel to the front surface frame and the bottom frame,
wherein a plurality of said front shell slots are formed on the connecting frame, and a plurality of said frame slots are formed on the vertical side frame, said plurality of front shell slots corresponding to said plurality of frame slots in a one-to-one manner, and
wherein a plurality of said insertion sections of a plurality of said connectors are respectively inserted into said corresponding front shell slots and frame slots in a one-to-one manner,
wherein each of the plurality of said connectors comprises two of said insertion sections, and
wherein a limiting rib that is facing away from the front surface frame is provided between two adjacent front shell slots of the plurality of said front shell slots on the connecting frame, and
a recess is provided between the two of said insertion sections of the plurality of said connector,
when said insertion section is inserted into the front shell slot and the frame slot, the limiting rib is located within the recess and in touch with an inner wall of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,448,525

MOISTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURES

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A moisture control system for an electrical enclosure, wherein the moisture control system comprises:a controller; and
a drain assembly coupled to the controller, wherein the drain assembly is disposed, at least in part, within a cavity formed by the electrical enclosure, wherein the drain assembly comprises:
a plurality of drain assembly components that forms a path for removing liquid from within the cavity to an ambient environment outside the electrical enclosure; and
an electro-mechanical device disposed outside the path, wherein the controller is configured to operate the drain assembly in an active cleaning mode by cycling the drain assembly for the purpose of maintaining clearance in the path to allow the liquid to traverse the path from within the cavity to the ambient environment outside the electrical enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,448,524

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER MODULE

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

1. A power module comprising:a first sub-module comprising a first power semiconductor die on a first power substrate;
a second sub-module comprising a second power semiconductor die on a second power substrate; and
a removable jumper coupled between at least one contact of the first power semiconductor die and at least one contact of the second power semiconductor die through interconnect printed circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 10,448,523

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A flexible display, comprising a flexible display panel, a shell and a support, wherein the flexible display panel comprises a first display part, a bending part and a second display part, the bending part is located between the first display part and the second display part, the shell is attached to a bottom of the flexible display panel, the support comprises a free end and a connecting end, the connecting end is rotatably connected with one end of the shell, wherein the support has a first state of being in contact with a top of the second display part and the support has a plate shape, and as the support is in the first state, the free end is located between the first display part and the second display part, an end surface of the free end is an arc surface, the shell comprises a first shell body and a second shell body, the first shell body is attached with a bottom of the first display part, the second shell body is attached with a bottom of the second display part, the connecting end is rotatably connected with an end of the second shell body away from the bending part, a space between the first shell body and the second shell body is equal to a length of the bending part in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,522

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display device comprising:a display panel comprising a folding portion that is foldable between an unfolded state and a folded state about a folding line;
a metal plate on the display panel, the metal plate having substantially the same shape on a plane as the display panel;
a jig supporting the display panel and the metal plate; and
a magnetic member to fix the display panel to the jig using a magnetic force of the magnetic member acting on the metal plate,
wherein, in the unfolded state, the metal plate and the magnetic member are between the folding portion and the jig.

US Pat. No. 10,448,521

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

13. A rollable display device comprising:a rollable display including a first end and a second end spaced apart from the first end;
a first slider including a roller that supports the first end of the rollable display, the first slider being configured to roll the rollable display about the roller; and
a second slider including a support that supports the second end of the rollable display while bending the second end of the rollable display, the second slider being slideable relative to the first slider,
wherein the support comprises a curved interior wall.

US Pat. No. 10,448,520

VOICE-ACTIVATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY WITH SEPARABLE BASE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first portion with a first internal surface having a first attachment structure and a first external surface that is attached to and extends beyond the first internal surface in a direction opposite the first attachment structure, wherein the first portion further includes one or more speakers that are enclosed by the first internal surface;
a second portion with a second internal surface having a second attachment structure and a circular opening;
the first and second internal surfaces having compatible shapes that permit the first and second portions to be moved from a separated position to a joined position by movement of the first internal surface through the circular opening of the second portion, such that when the first portion and the second portion are in the joined position the first and second internal surfaces form a nested arrangement that allows for interaction between the first and second attachment structures, wherein:
when the first portion and the second portion are in the joined position, the first portion abuts the second portion, and the one or more speakers protrude into and are concealed within the second portion, the one or more speakers facing an interior surface of the second portion and being configured to project sound towards the interior surface of the second portion;
the first and second attachment structures being configured to form a secure but separable connection to one another via magnetic attraction when the first and second portions are in the joined position; and
the first portion and the second portion being configured to be joined securely and separated through manual human manipulation of one or both of the first portion and the second portion to move the first and second portions between the separated and joined positions.

US Pat. No. 10,448,519

METHOD OF MASKING AND DE-MASKING

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method of masking a feature of a substrate using a fixture, comprising:removably coupling a fixture to a first side of the feature of the substrate, the fixture comprising walls configured to abut sides of the feature and extend beyond a top surface of the feature when the fixture is removably coupled to the first side, wherein the walls of the fixture extend through apertures of the substrate when the fixture is coupled to the first side of the feature of the substrate;
applying a masking material to the top surface of the feature while the fixture is removably coupled to the first side of the feature;
removably coupling the fixture to a second side of the feature, the second side opposing the first side, the walls of the fixture configured to abut the sides of the feature and extend beyond a bottom surface of the feature when the fixture is removably coupled to the second side; and
applying the masking material to the bottom surface of the feature while the fixture is removably coupled to the second side of the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,448,518

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CIRCUIT HAVING A LAMINATION LAYER USING LASER DIRECT STRUCTURING PROCESS

Ethertronics, Inc., San ...

1. A method for forming a multi-layer circuit structure, the method comprising:forming a first circuit pattern on a substrate using a laser;
plating the first circuit pattern to form a first circuit on the substrate;
after plating the first circuit pattern, masking a connection region of the first circuit to form a masking;
after masking the connection region, applying a layer of paint over at least a portion of the first circuit;
after applying the layer of paint, removing the masking such that the connection region is not coated with the layer of paint;
forming a second circuit pattern on the layer of paint using the laser; and
plating the second circuit pattern to form a second circuit on the layer of paint.

US Pat. No. 10,448,517

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT CABLE ATTACHMENT

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A method for flexible circuit cable attachment, the method comprising:bonding a plurality of gold bumps to each interconnection pad of a plurality of interconnection pads on a substrate to create columns at each interconnection pad;
dispensing a bonding material on a first flexible circuit cable;
aligning and forcibly pressing the substrate and the first flexible circuit cable together, wherein the column restricts dispersion of the bonding material;
applying a first set of predetermined levels of heat to promote the bonding material to bond between the substrate and the first flexible circuit cable;
bending a second flexible circuit cable with respect to the first flexible circuit cable;
bonding another plurality of gold bumps to each interconnection pad of another plurality of interconnection pads on the substrate to create columns at each interconnection pad;
dispensing a bonding material on the second flexible circuit cable;
aligning and forcibly pressing the substrate and the second flexible circuit cable together; and
applying a second set of predetermined levels of heat to promote the bonding material to bond between the substrate and the second flexible circuit cable.

US Pat. No. 10,448,516

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:a printed circuit board;
a first Back-End-of-Line (BEOL) region mounted on the printed circuit board;
a first Front-End-of-Line (FEOL) region;
a first polymer layer provided over the printed circuit board;
a second polymer layer, which has a thermal conductivity greater than 3 W/mK and a resistivity greater than 5000 Ohm-cm; and
wherein the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and at least a portion of the second polymer layer are stacked and surrounded by the first polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,448,515

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE OPTICAL REFLECTIVITY OF A COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY CIRCUITRY AND TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A method for reducing the optical reflectivity of a copper or copper alloy circuitry by depositing thereon a metal layer of palladium or palladium alloy comprising, in this order, the steps of(i) providing a dielectric substrate,
(ii) depositing copper or a copper alloy onto said dielectric substrate with the proviso that said dielectric substrate comprises a plating base when copper or a copper alloy is deposited by electroless (autocatalytic) plating or electroplating, and
(iii) depositing a palladium or palladium alloy layer onto said copper or copper alloy by immersion-type plating and thereby reducing the optical reflectivity of said copper or copper alloy,
wherein the palladium or palladium alloy is deposited in step (iii) from an aqueous plating bath comprising a source for palladium ions, an acid and at least one phosphonate compound, and
wherein by the immersion-type plating the palladium ions are reduced by metallic copper of the deposited copper or copper alloy,
and wherein the copper or copper alloy deposited in step (ii) is structured to form a circuitry either before step (iii) or after step (iii).

US Pat. No. 10,448,514

METHOD FOR THE ELECTRICAL PASSIVATION OF ELECTRODE ARRAYS AND/OR CONDUCTIVE PATHS IN GENERAL, AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING STRETCHABLE ELECTRODE ARRAYS AND/OR STRETCHABLE CONDUCTIVE PATHS IN GENERAL

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method for encapsulating a conductive path formed on a support carrier, said method comprising:forming an encapsulation layer on a substrate, wherein said substrate comprises a transparent carrier;
forming at least one through via through said encapsulation layer;
aligning said at least one through via with a predefined portion of said conductive path;
reciprocally bonding said encapsulation layer and said support carrier;
comprising removing said transparent carrier once said encapsulation layer and said support carrier have been reciprocally bonded;
forming a silicone rubber layer on said transparent carrier;
forming said encapsulation layer on said silicone rubber layer; and
peeling off said silicone rubber layer from said encapsulation layer once said encapsulation layer has been bonded to said support carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,448,513

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a display substrate including a display area, a first peripheral area, and a second peripheral area, the display area having a first side and a second side extending in directions crossing each other, the first peripheral area being adjacent to the first side, and the second peripheral area being adjacent to the second side;
a first driving substrate attached to the first peripheral area, the first driving substrate including a first driving circuit portion and a first link wire connected to the first driving circuit portion;
a second driving substrate attached to the second peripheral area, the second driving substrate including a second driving circuit portion and a second link wire connected to the second driving circuit portion; and
a flexible circuit board attached to the first driving substrate, the flexible circuit board including a third link wire connected to the first link wire and to the second link wire.

US Pat. No. 10,448,512

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a core board comprising an insulating layer, the insulating layer having a cavity formed therein;
a first insulating layer disposed on a surface of the core board;
a second insulating layer comprising a different material from the first insulating layer disposed on an opposite surface of the core board from the first insulating layer;
an electronic element disposed in the cavity; and
an insulating member disposed between inner surfaces of the cavity and the electronic element,
wherein the second insulating layer is disposed in contact with the electronic element,
a modulus of elasticity of the insulating member is lower than a modulus of elasticity of the first insulating layer,
the electronic element has a surface on which electrodes are disposed,
the first insulating layer comprises glass fiber impregnated with resin, and
the glass fiber impregnated with resin is disposed in contact with the insulating layer of the core board and the surface of the electronic element on which the electrodes are disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,448,511

COMPONENT SHEET AND METHOD OF SINGULATING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method comprising:imaging a first fiducial marker located at a predetermined location on a sheet of components;
imaging a second fiducial marker located at a predetermined location on the sheet of components;
determining the orientation of the sheet of components in response to imaging the first fiducial marker and imaging the second fiducial marker; and
aligning at least one of the sheet of components and a singulating device in response to determining the orientation of the sheet of components, wherein determining the orientation of at least one of the sheet of components includes fitting an axis between an image of the first fiducial marker and the second fiducial marker and comparing the axis to an axis associated with the singulating device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,510

MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer substrate comprising:a base in which a plurality of insulating base material layers made of a thermoplastic resin are stacked;
a conductor pattern provided on at least one of the plurality of insulating base material layers; and
a metal member connected to the conductor pattern; wherein
the metal member includes a bent portion provided inside the base;
the metal member includes a portion extending in at least a stacking direction of the plurality of insulating base material layers and a portion extending in a planar direction parallel or substantially parallel to a principal surface of the plurality of insulating base material layers with the bent portion interposed therebetween;
the metal member defines at least a portion of a circuit in contact with the base; and
a portion of the metal member extends in a direction that is greater than 0° and less than 90° with respect to the stacking direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,509

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE VIAS HAVING TWO OR MORE CONDUCTIVE ELEMENTS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device assembly, comprising:a substrate comprising electrically insulating material;
a first interconnecting member comprising electrically conductive material and extending from a first plane on or in the substrate to a second plane on or in the substrate, the second plane offset from the first plane;
a second interconnecting member comprising electrically conductive material and extending from a third plane on or in the substrate to a fourth plane on or in the substrate, the fourth plane offset from the third plane, wherein at least a portion of the second interconnecting member is positioned between portions of the first interconnecting member;
a first trace comprising electrically conductive material extending in the first plane and electrically coupled to the first interconnecting member;
a second trace comprising electrically conductive material extending in the third plane and electrically coupled to the second interconnecting member, the second trace being separated from the first trace by a distance that is at least substantially equal to a distance separating the first interconnecting member from the second interconnecting member, wherein the first plane is offset from the third plane;
a first dielectric material disposed between the first interconnecting member and the second interconnecting member; and
a second dielectric material disposed between the first trace and the second trace, the second dielectric material exhibiting a dielectric constant that is different from a dielectric constant of the first dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,448,508

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a substrate base;
a plurality of pads on upper and lower surfaces of the substrate base, the plurality of pads including a first surface parallel to the upper or lower surface of the substrate base and facing toward the substrate base, a second surface opposite the first surface and an edge surface extending from the first surface to the second surface; and
a solder resist layer covering at least a portion of the upper and lower surfaces of the substrate base,
wherein at least some of the plurality of pads are groove pads comprising at least one annular groove in the second surface,
wherein, for each of the groove pads, a portion of the first surface extending from the edge surface is coplanar with another portion of the first surface located between the at least one annular groove and the substrate base;
wherein the groove pads comprise a first groove pad including one annular groove and a second groove pad including two annular grooves,
wherein the first groove pad is disposed closer to a center of the substrate base from a perimeter of the substrate base relative to the second groove pad.

US Pat. No. 10,448,507

COPPER FOIL, COPPER-CLAD LAMINATE BOARD, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSMISSION CHANNEL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANTENNA

1. A copper foil having a number of times of folding of 1 or more in a folding test under the following condition (G), when the copper foil is adhered in any one of the following conditions (D) to (F) to any one of the following insulating substrates (A) to (C), the insulating substrate having a thickness of 50 ?m, to be a copper-clad laminate board,(A) a fluorine resin,
(B) a polyimide resin having a dielectric dissipation factor of 0.01 or less, and
(C) a liquid crystal polymer resin,
(D) for a case where the insulating substrate is the fluorine resin, a pressure of 5 MPa, a heating temperature and a heating time of 350° C. for 30 minutes,
(E) for a case where the insulating substrate is the polyimide resin having a dielectric dissipation factor of 0.01 or less, a pressure of 4 MPa, a heating temperature and a heating time of any one of the following (E-1) to (E-4):
(E-1) 370° C. for 0.8 second,
(E-2) 370° C. for 2 seconds,
(E-3) 350° C. for 4 seconds, and
(E-4) 300° C. for 10 minutes, and
(F) for a case where the insulating substrate is the liquid crystal polymer resin, a pressure of 3.5 MPa, a heating temperature and a heating time of 300° C. for 10 minutes,
(G) folding test condition:
in a case where a thickness of the copper foil is smaller than 12 ?m, the copper foil after adhering on the insulating substrate to form the copper-clad laminate board is subjected to copper plating to make a total thickness of the copper foil and the copper plating of 12 ?m, and the condition of the copper plating is as follows,
condition of the copper plating:
composition of plating solution: concentration of copper: 100 g/L, concentration of sulfuric acid: 100 g/L
temperature of plating solution: 50° C.
current density: 0.8 A/dm2, and
in a case where a thickness of the copper foil is larger than 12 ?m, the copper foil after adhering on the insulating substrate to form the copper-clad laminate board is etched to make the thickness of the copper foil of 12 ?m,
in a case where a thickness of the copper foil is 12 ?m, the thickness of the copper foil is not adjusted,
the thickness of the copper foil is calculated by the following expression:
thickness of copper foil (?m)=(weight of specimen of copper foil (g))/((area of specimen of copper foil (cm2))×(density of copper, 8.94 (g/cm3)))×104 (?m/cm),the thickness of the copper foil after adhering the copper foil and the insulating substrate is calculated by the following expression, and in the case where a total thickness of the copper foil and the copper plating is calculated by the following expression, with replacing “thickness of copper foil (?m)” with “total thickness of the copper foil and the copper plating (?m)”, and “copper foil” with “copper foil and copper plating” in the following expression,thickness of copper foil (?m)=((weight of specimen of the laminate of the copper foil and the insulating substrate before etching (g))?(weight of the insulating substrate after removing the copper foil entirely from the specimen by etching (g)))/((area of specimen of the laminate of the copper foil and the insulating substrate (cm2))×(density of copper, 8.94 (g/cm3)))×104 (?m/cm),
a number of test pieces having a width of 12.7 mm and a length of 100 mm are cut out from the copper-clad laminate board in such a manner that a width direction of the test piece is in parallel to a transverse direction, and a length direction of the test piece is in parallel to a machine direction, and then, the test piece is folded (180° contact folding) with the copper foil directed outward by pressing with a load of 1,000 N in the direction of a folding axis in parallel to the width direction of the test piece and perpendicular to the length direction of the test piece, and then the presence of a crack in the copper foil is confirmed,
in a case where a crack is observed, a cross section of the copper foil perpendicular to the folding axis of the test piece and in parallel to the thickness direction of the copper foil is observed to measure the length of the crack,
in a case where the length of the crack is 3 ?m or more, it is determined that a crack is observed,
in a case where the length of the crack is less than 3 ?m, it is determined that no crack is observed,
the number of times of the observation of a crack in the copper foil is designated as the number of times of folding of the copper foil,
in a case where no crack is observed, the test piece is again flattened by pressing with a load of 1,000 N, and then, the test piece is again folded in the same manner as above,
when the observation of the cross section is performed to determine that no crack is observed because the length of the crack is less than 3 ?m, the same evaluation is performed, by using a different test piece, with one more time of folding than the number of times of folding wherein it is determined that no crack is observed, and
the evaluation is performed three times, and the average value of the number of times of folding in the three times evaluations is designated as the number of times of folding.

US Pat. No. 10,448,506

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING IT

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:an electrical insulator layer,
a first conductor layer formed on a first surface of the electrical insulator layer,
a second conductor layer formed on a second surface opposite from the first surface of the electrical insulator layer, and
a plating layer formed on an inner wall surface of a hole which opens from the first conductor layer through the second conductor layer,
wherein the electrical insulator layer has a heat resistant resin layer containing a heat resistant resin and a resin powder,
the resin powder is formed from a resin material containing a melt-formable fluororesin having at least one type of functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group,
the content of the resin powder is from 5 to 70 mass % to the heat resistant resin layer, and
the electrical insulator layer has a dielectric constant of from 2.0 to 3.5.

US Pat. No. 10,448,505

WIRING BOARD, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-PATTERN WIRING BOARD

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A wiring board, comprising: a pair of main surfaces arranged in a thickness direction; an outer peripheral surface disposed along outer peripheries of the pair of main surfaces between the pair of main surfaces, the outer peripheral surface including: a far end surface at respective ends of the pair of main surfaces in a first direction, the far end surface including two opposing sides, and a pair of side surfaces respectively connected to the two opposing sides of the far end surface; a pair of recessed surfaces recessed to an inside of the wiring board in a plan view, the pair of recessed surfaces being formed in portions connecting the far end surface to the pair of side surfaces; an outer peripheral electroconductive layer disposed over the entirety of the far end surface and at least an area extending from the far end surface to the pair of recessed surfaces  a rear end surface having a dimension larger than a dimension of the far end surface: a thin portion surrounded by, in the plan view, the pair of recessed surfaces and the far end surface, the thin portion having a thickness smaller than a thickness of an area of the wiring board opposite to the far end surface: and a thinner-side electroconductive layer electrically connected to the outer peripheral electroconductive layer at the tin portion; further comprising a main-surface electroconductive layer on each of the pair of main surfaces, the main-surface electroconductive layer being electrically connected to the outer peripheral electroconductive layer over the far end surface and the pair of recessed surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,448,504

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPOSITE MATERIAL

ROGERS GERMANY GMBH, Esc...

1. A method for producing a composite material for a circuit board,wherein the composite material comprises a planar base material having a first side and a second side, to which an additional layer is applied on the first side or the first and second sides via a solder layer, wherein the method comprises:
providing the base material, wherein the base material has a first surface on at least one side;
providing the additional layer and arranging the solder layer between a second surface of the additional layer and the first surface so that when the additional layer is deposited on the first surface, the first surface of the base material is covered by the solder layer in a planar manner, wherein a thickness of the solder layer between the base material and the additional layer is smaller than 12 ?m, and
heating of the base material and of the additional layer arranged on the first surface to at least partially melt the solder layer and connecting the base material to the at least one additional layer;
wherein the arranging the solder layer is realised by roll cladding by first rolling a solder material and the additional layer to produce a cladded additional layer where the solder layer cladded onto the second surface of the additional layer, and second rolling of the cladded additional layer such that the thickness of the solder layer attains less than 12 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,448,503

COPLANER LED ARRAY AND DRIVER ASSEMBLY

1. In an LED light assembly, an LED array mounted in a space efficient manner against a heat sink, the assembly comprising: an LED array on a heat conducting substrate, a printed circuit board (PCB) with a central opening sized to receive the LED array, the PCB having pairs of slits extending into the board from the central opening, so as to form a plurality of cantilevered spring arms in the board, some of the spring arms including PCB electrical contacts positioned to press down against the LED's heat conducting substrate when the LED array is assembled against the back side of the printed circuit board, and the heat conducting substrate of the LED array having mating LED electrical contacts in position to be engaged with the PCB electrical contacts, a heat sink plate assembled behind the LED array such that a back side of the heat conducting substrate of the LED array is pressed against the heat sink plate, and the printed circuit board being secured to the heat sink plate by fasteners such that the spring arms are deflected and push down on the heat conducting substrate of the LED array, to make both electrical contact with the LED array and heat transfer contact of the LED heat conducting substrate with the heat sink plate, thereby providing a compact, efficient retention assembly for the LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,448,502

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An electronic component comprising:a body including a dielectric material and internal electrodes embedded in the dielectric material;
first and second external electrodes respectively connected to the internal electrodes and disposed on the body;
a first substrate connected to the first and second external electrodes and disposed on one side of the body;
a second substrate connected to the first substrate and disposed on one side of the first substrate; and
a first connection electrode disposed on the first substrate and connected to the first external electrode; and
a second connection electrode disposed on the first substrate and connected to the second external electrode,
wherein the first and second substrates have different Young's modulus,
the body, the first substrate, and the second substrate are disposed sequentially,
an entirety of the first substrate is disposed between the second substrate and the body,
an entirety of the second substrate is disposed on a side of the first substrate opposing a side of the first substrate facing the body, and
wherein the second substrate includes a first surface facing the first substrate and a second surface opposing the first surface, third and fourth connection electrodes being disposed on or exposed from the second surface and electrically connected to the first and second external electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,448,501

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A circuit structure, comprising:an annular conductor extending along a direction;
a core substrate penetrated by the annular conductor;
a conductive via disposed in the annular conductor and extending along the direction;
at least one extension conductor electrically connected to at least one end of the annular conductor and extending toward the conductive via;
at least one conductive layer electrically connected to the at least one extension conductor; and
at least one conductive line disposed on the core substrate, the at least one conductive line electrically connected to at least one end of the conductive via and electrically insulated from the annular conductor, the at least one conductive layer and the at least one extension conductor;
wherein an orthogonal projection of the at least one extension conductor on the core substrate and an orthogonal projection of the at least one conductive line on the core substrate are partially overlapped with each other;
wherein a height of the at least one extension conductor from at least one surface of the core substrate is less than a height of the conductive via from the at least one surface of the core substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,448,500

HF COMBINER FOR A MOBILE RADIO SITE, HF COMBINER ARRANGEMENT HAVING TWO HF COMBINERS FOR A MOBILE RADIO SITE, AND SUCH A MOBILE RADIO SITE

Kathrein SE, Rosenheim (...

1. A high-frequency (HF) combiner for use in mobile radio sites, comprising:at least one housing having a common terminal and n signal line terminals, where n?2, n?3, or n?4, the common terminal and the n signal line terminals being mounted on the housing;
the n signal line terminals being connected and/or coupled to the common terminal within the housing via one of n filter paths in each case;
a circuit board arrangement having a common terminal contact that is galvanically connected to the common terminal;
the circuit board arrangement having n signal line terminal contacts, each of the n signal line terminal contacts being galvanically connected to one of the n signal line terminals;
at least one low-pass filter situated between the common terminal and the common terminal contact and/or at least one low-pass filter situated in each case between at least one or all of the n signal line terminals and the corresponding signal line terminal contact;
the circuit board arrangement including n bypass lines;
each of the n signal line terminal contacts being electrically connected or connectable to the common terminal contact via one of the n bypass lines in each case;
an electronics unit that has a control device, a detector device, and at least n signal line switching devices;
the n signal line switching devices each including at least one first switching unit, the respective at least one first switching unit being situated in each of the n bypass lines;
the detector device being:
a) connected or coupled to the n signal line terminal contacts; or
b) connected or coupled between the n signal line terminals and the n signal line switching devices;
the detector device, in a base transceiver station (BTS) operating state, being designed to detect whether an Antenna Interface Standards Group compliant (AISG) signal is present at one of the n signal line terminal contacts;the control device or the detector device, when an AISG signal is detected at one of the n signal line terminal contacts, being designed to control the first switching unit in the respective one of the n bypass lines in such a way that the first switching unit electrically connects the particular one of the n signal line terminal contacts, at which the AISG signal has been detected, to the common terminal contact.

US Pat. No. 10,448,499

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH NARROWER LINE WIDTH

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board with a reduced line width, comprising:a signal line disposed between a first ground and a second ground;
a dielectric disposed between the first ground and the signal line and between the second ground and the signal line; and
via holes formed by filling a plurality of holes, which are formed in a vertical direction such that the first ground and the second ground are electrically connected, with conductors,
wherein the signal line is laterally bent so as to be spaced apart from positions where the via holes are formed.

US Pat. No. 10,448,498

IN-VEHICLE CONTROLLER

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An in-vehicle controller, comprising:a heat radiation coating film,
wherein the heat radiation coating film includes
a first region that has a first boundary surface abutting on a base material, and
a second region that has a second boundary surface where the heat radiation coating film abuts on air,
wherein a thermal conductivity of the first region is higher than that of the second region,
wherein a thermal emissivity of the second region is higher than that of the first region,
wherein the heat radiation coating film includes an organic resin, particles having a thermal emissivity higher than that of the organic resin, and particles having a thermal conductivity higher than that of the organic resin,
wherein the particles having the higher thermal conductivity are dispersed mainly into the first region, and the particles having the higher thermal emissivity are dispersed into the second region,
wherein a density of the particles of the high thermal emissivity is smaller than that of the organic resin, and
wherein the density of the particles having a high thermal conductivity is larger than the density of the particles having a high thermal emissivity and the density of the particles having a high thermal conductivity is equal or larger than the density of the resin component.

US Pat. No. 10,448,497

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board on which an electronic component is mounted;
a heat dissipation plate; and
a heat spreading plate that is separate from the heat dissipation plate,
wherein an insulating adhesive layer is interposed between the circuit board and the heat spreading plate,
the heat spreading plate and the heat dissipation plate are fixed to each other by fixing means, and
the heat dissipation plate is provided with a positioning portion for positioning the heat spreading plate, the positioning portion being defined by an inner wall recessed from a top surface of the heat dissipation plate, wherein the inner wall bounds an outer peripheral edge of the heat spreading plate, the positioning portion seated within the inner wall of the positioning portion.

US Pat. No. 10,448,496

SUPERCONDUCTING CAVITY COUPLER

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. A cavity coupler comprising:an outer coupler body;
at least one shield formed inside said outer coupler body, wherein the at least one shield is isolated from the outer coupler body, and wherein the relationship between the at least one shield and the outer coupler body form at least two chambers;
an antenna configured to provide a radio frequency signal; and
a flange for connecting said cavity coupler to a superconducting cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,448,495

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION USING A PULSE GENERATOR WITH A CURRENT-RETURN OUTPUT STAGE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of processing of a substrate, comprising:generating a plasma over a plasma facing surface of a substrate disposed on a substrate support assembly; and
biasing a biasing electrode disposed within the substrate support assembly using a bias generator that is electrically coupled to a generator end of an electrical conductor, an electrode end of the electrical conductor is electrically coupled to the biasing electrode, wherein the bias generator is used to establish a pulsed voltage waveform at the biasing electrode,
wherein the pulsed voltage waveform has a series of repeating cycles, such that
a waveform within each cycle has a first portion that occurs during a first time interval and a second portion that occurs during a second time interval,
a positive voltage pulse is only present during the first time interval,
the pulsed voltage waveform is substantially constant during at least a portion of the second time interval, and
the second time interval is longer than the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,448,494

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION USING A PULSE GENERATOR WITH A CURRENT-RETURN OUTPUT STAGE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A processing chamber, comprising:a substrate support assembly comprising a biasing electrode and a substrate supporting surface, wherein
the biasing electrode is separated from the substrate supporting surface by a layer of a dielectric material, wherein the layer has a thickness of between about 0.1 mm and about 1 mm; and
a bias generator that is electrically coupled to a generator end of an electrical conductor using a generator coupling assembly, and an electrode end of the electrical conductor is electrically coupled to the biasing electrode using an electrode coupling assembly,
wherein the bias generator is configured to establish a pulsed voltage waveform at the biasing electrode, and comprises:
a pulse generator that is electrically coupled to the generator end of the electrical conductor; and
a current-return output stage, wherein
a first end of the current-return output stage is electrically coupled to the electrical conductor, and
a second end of the current-return output stage is electrically coupled to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,448,493

CONTROL OF DISCHARGE IN HIGH VOLTAGE FLUID INSULATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An instrument for producing ionizing radiation, the instrument comprising:a high voltage source of charge and ionizing radiation;
a housing filled with insulating fluid and containing the high voltage source;
an insulator to which the high voltage source is mounted so that the source is spaced from the housing;
at least one collector electrode arranged in the housing such that the high voltage source preferentially discharges to the at least one collector electrode;
a control system for determining a level of ionization of the insulating fluid through an amount of discharge to the at least one collector electrode; and
discharge rate limiting means controllable by the control system to deionize the insulating fluid at a controlled discharge rate and thereby maintain a maximum rate of discharge below a predetermined current.

US Pat. No. 10,448,492

PORTABLE GRADIENT CONTROL MAT

Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg...

1. A portable gradient control mat in combination with energized equipment for supporting persons that are performing work on the energized equipment; the mat comprising:two panels formed of conductive material and defining respective upper supporting surfaces which are rigid, the upper supporting surfaces being adapted to support said persons standing on the upper supporting surfaces of the panels;
a hinge mechanically coupling the two panels relative to one another such that the panels are pivotal between a working position in which the panels are substantially coplanar with one another and a stored position in which the panels are stacked adjacent one another;
a flexible conductor which is joined between the two panels to define a conductive pathway between the two panels such that the conductive material of the panels is in conductive communication with one another independently of the hinge;
a conductive cable operatively connected between the conductive material of the panels and the energized equipment such that the upper supporting surfaces of the panels define an equipotential zone in relation to the energized equipment; and
a locking assembly operatively connected to the panels so as to be movable between a locked condition in which the panels are retained in the working position and in which the panels are substantially coplanar with one another and a released condition in which the panels are freely pivotal between the working position and the stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,448,491

MOTION SENSITIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING IR LIGHTING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A communication device comprising:a wireless communication interface;
a camera;
a microphone;
a motion sensor;
a speaker;
a processor; and
memory storing instructions executable by the processor, which when executed cause the communication device to:
detect motion using the motion sensor;
capture one or more images using the camera;
capture first sound using the microphone;
cause the wireless communication interface to transmit a motion alert signal, image data representing the one or more images, and first audio data representing the first sound to a client device through a local network after the motion is detected;
cause the wireless communication interface to transmit a signal to at least one lighting device coupled to the local network to control a light source of the at least one lighting device after the motion is detected;
cause the wireless communication interface to receive second audio data from the client device through the local network; and
cause the speaker to output second sound represented by the second audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,448,490

DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

USAI, LLC, New Windsor, ...

13. A system for distributed lighting control comprising:a digital power module configured to connect to a source of electrical power, said digital power module having:
a processor connected to a non-transitory storage;
a plurality of inputs;
at least one digital output;
a first fixture control module including:
an input;
a first color channel having a first lighting element;
said first color channel being addressable to any one of a plurality of addresses from a set of predefined addresses;
said digital power module being adapted to send output control signals to said input of said first fixture control module to control the lighting element, in response to input control signals received over said inputs of said digital power module; and
said digital power module having a first mode wherein said processor is configured to address said output control signals according to a first address table in said storage, where said first address table has a unique address from said set of predefined addresses for each unique combination of said plurality of inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,448,489

MOTION SENSITIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING IR LIGHTING

A9.Com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A communication device comprising:a wireless communication interface;
a camera;
a light source;
a motion sensor;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving an output from the motion sensor, the output indicating possible motion of an object;
after receiving the output, causing the camera to generate image data representing one or more images;
causing the light source to illuminate an area during a time period when the camera is generating the image data; and
transmitting, using the wireless communication interface, the image data representing the one or more images to one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,488

LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE, A LIGHTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND A METHOD OF SETTING A DIMMING LEVEL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting control module, comprising:an interface for receiving a dimming setting;
a memory for storing the dimming setting;
an output circuit for generating a dimming control signal for application to an external dimming interface of a lighting driver circuit based on the dimming setting stored in the memory and a measured ambient light level; and
a power supply circuit for powering the output circuit based on power received from the external dimming interface of the lighting driver circuit, wherein the dimming setting is for processing an externally input dimming setting to rescale a dimming function in response to said measured ambient light level requiring a voltage input to said lighting driver circuit that is below a minimum voltage, of said dimming control signal, producible by said output circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,448,487

DRIVER MODULE FOR POWERING A LIGHT SOURCE AND A FURTHER MODULE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light fixture comprising a light source, a driver module and a sensor module, the driver module comprising:a driver arranged for powering the light source,
a driver module enclosure, at least partially encapsulating the driver, having at least one ingress protecting surface area and arranged for providing ingress protection for at least the driver,
a power input terminal, electrically coupled to the driver, arranged for receiving an input power from the light fixture, a power output terminal, electrically coupled to the driver, arranged for providing a first output power to the light source through conductive power transfer,
a wireless power transmitter circuit arranged for wirelessly transferring a second output power through a part of the ingress protecting surface area to the sensor module, thereby providing operating power to the sensor module;
an intra-module communications circuit, arranged for wirelessly transmitting data between the driver and the sensor module;
a communications module, the communications module including,
a module-to-device communications circuit, arranged for communicating with a device external to the light fixture,
a communications module enclosure, at least partially encapsulating the module-to-device communications circuit, having at least one ingress protecting surface area and arranged for providing ingress protection for at least the module-to-device communications circuit,
a wireless power receiver circuit, electrically coupled to the module-to-device communications circuit, arranged for wirelessly receiving power from the driver module; and
a first communications module intra module communications circuit, arranged for wirelessly transmitting data between the communications module and the driver module;
a communications module wireless power transmitter circuit arranged for wirelessly transmitting an output power through the surface area of the communications module enclosure to a sensor module; and
a second communications module intramodule communications circuit, arranged for transmitting data between the module-to-device communications circuit and the sensor module.

US Pat. No. 10,448,486

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING DEVICE IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:at least one transceiver configured to receive, from a plurality of lighting devices, device information comprising model information of the plurality of lighting devices;
a display; and
at least one processor configured to:
control the display to display a plurality of condition items for lighting device group setting,
in response to a user input selecting at least one condition item from the plurality of condition items, identify at least two lighting devices based on the selected at least one condition item, among the plurality of lighting devices,
determine a group comprising the at least two lighting devices, and
control the display to display positions of the plurality of lighting devices with the determined group on a floor plan,
wherein the plurality of condition items comprises at least one of a proximity, a model name, an output color, color temperature, or watts.

US Pat. No. 10,448,485

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTONOMOUS RESTORE POINT CREATION AND RESTORATION FOR LUMINAIRE CONTROLLERS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for managing environmental conditions comprising:detecting a change in occupancy status in a zone based on a sensor input;
initiating a time period in response to the detecting;
monitoring the occupancy status during the time period; and
if the occupancy status is altered during said time period, terminating said time period and maintaining first environmental conditions, and
if the occupancy status is maintained for an entirety of the time period, altering the first environmental conditions to form second environmental conditions,
wherein the occupancy status is a first occupancy status, the zone is a first zone and the sensor input is a first sensor input, and wherein the method further comprises:
prior to said detecting, detecting a change in second occupancy status in a second zone, which is larger than said first zone and includes said first zone, based on a second sensor input;
in response to detecting the change in said second occupancy status, altering an output of at least one device to implement the first environmental conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,448,484

INTEGRATED DIGITAL LIGHTING CONTROLLER

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A luminaire, comprising:at least one digital sensor;
an illumination element;
a main power supply disposed within a housing of the luminaire, the main power supply including driver functions configured to provide power to the illumination element; and
an integrated digital lighting controller disposed within the housing of the luminaire and comprising a digital communications bus, the integrated digital lighting controller in communication with the main power supply and the at least one digital sensor, the integrated digital lighting controller configured to:
receive lighting control signals according to a lighting control protocol;
receive, via the digital communications bus, digital signals corresponding to a sensed parameter from the at least one digital sensor in communication with a digital peripheral interface;
determine a lighting characteristic for the illumination element based at least in part on the digital signals from the at least one digital sensor and the lighting control signals; and
generate one or more control signals to the main power supply to control the driver functions to provide power to the illumination element to produce the determined lighting characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,448,483

PREDICTIVE DAYLIGHT HARVESTING SYSTEM

SUNTRACKER TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A method performed by a predictive system for indoor horticulture, the method comprising:obtaining a set of input values identifying a geographic position of a physical structure enclosing an interior environment and a target distribution for each of a set of environmental parameters for a selected plant occupant, the set of environmental parameters including at least a light level, temperature level, and humidity level within the interior environment;
obtaining a virtual representation of the physical structure including geometry and material properties of physical objects defining an enclosure of the physical structure and located within the interior environment that influence an actual distribution of the set of environmental parameters within the interior environment, and further including virtual representations of a set of one or more sensor devices and a set of one or more control devices as physically arranged with respect to the physical structure and interior environment;
iteratively over time,
updating the virtual representation based on actual plant growth or a predicted plant growth model for the selected plant occupant to incorporate changing virtual representations of the selected plant occupant that influence the actual distribution of the set of environmental parameters within the interior environment;
running a computational model to obtain a predicted distribution of the set of environmental parameters for the virtual representation based on the set of input values;
determining a target distribution of a set of artificially modulated environmental parameters including at least an artificially modulated light level, temperature level, and humidity level by way of the set of control devices to achieve the target distribution of the set of environmental parameters within the interior environment based on the predicted distribution of the set of environment parameters;
obtaining measurement data from the set of sensor devices measuring an initial distribution of the set of environmental parameters, the set of sensor devices including one or more photosensors, one or more temperature sensors, and one or more humidity sensors; and
based on the target distribution of the set of artificially modulated environmental parameters, setting one or more output parameters for the set of control devices to collectively control the actual distribution of the set of environmental parameters towards achieving the target distribution of the set of environmental parameters, the set of control devices selected from a group comprising: luminaire devices, fenestration devices, HVAC devices, humidity modulation devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,482

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AND OPERATING A FUNCTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTS

JDRF Electromag Engineeri...

1. A control device for associating with one or more neighbouring control devices based on occupancy sensors, the control device comprises:a. a communications transceiver for sending and receiving communication signals with the one or more neighbouring control devices, that receives the signals when the one or more neighbouring control devices detects an occupancy event;
b. an occupancy detector that detects an occupancy event upon the presence or absence of people in the vicinity of the control device;
c. a processor for calculating the time difference between the detection of an occupancy event detected by the occupancy detector and the receipt of a signal when the one or more neighbouring control devices detects an occupancy event; and determining the degree of similarity between each of the one or more neighbouring control devices and the control devices and the membership of the control device in a group of control devices;
d. a luminaire that operates on the basis of the occupancy detector and on the basis of the signals received from the one or more neighbouring devices that are members of the group of control devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,481

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE INFRARED EMITTER AND BACK REFLECTOR IN A SOLID STATE SOURCE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

16. An apparatus, comprising:a solid state source, comprising:
an electrically conductive film comprising: an emission surface, a back surface opposite said emission surface, and a surface area-to-height ratio of at least five hundred to one;
a first dielectric film substantially covering and contacting said back surface of said electrically conductive film;
a reflective layer comprising a reflectance side and a mounting side, said reflectance side substantially in contact with said first dielectric film; and
a support layer comprising a mirror mount side and a support matrix side, said mirror mount side of said support layer substantially covering and contacting said mounting side of said reflective layer,
wherein said electrically conductive film emits infrared light upon warming with an electrical current during use.

US Pat. No. 10,448,480

LED DRIVER WITH COMPREHENSIVE FAULT PROTECTIONS

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. An LED fault detection circuit configured to detect one or more faults of an LED channel comprising one or more LEDs coupled to a drain node of a transistor and a resistor coupled to a source node of the transistor, the circuit comprising:a first fault detection circuit coupled to the source node of the transistor and configured to:
when the LED fault detection circuit is operating in an operating mode, detect an open fault within the one or more LEDs; and
when the LED fault detection circuit is operating in a calibration mode, detect a short fault across the resistor, wherein the LED fault detection circuit is configured to operate in the calibration mode before being configured to operate in the operating mode; and
a second fault detection circuit comprising a comparator, a second transistor, and a current source coupled to a drain node of the second transistor, the second fault detected circuit coupled to the source node of the transistor and configured to detect an open fault across the resistor by, when the second transistor is configured to operate as a closed switch, comparing the voltage at the source node of the transistor to a reference voltage and outputting a fault signal indicating a presence or absence of the open fault across the resistor based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,448,479

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube;
two external connection terminals coupled to the lamp tube;
a first rectifying circuit comprising diodes and connected to the two external connection terminals, wherein the two external connection terminals are for receiving an external driving signal and the first rectifying circuit is for rectifying the input external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
an LED module comprising LEDs for emitting light, the LED module configured to be driven based on the rectified signal;
a driving circuit coupled between the first rectifying circuit and the LED module, and configured to drive the LED module; and
a delay-control circuit coupled to the first rectifying circuit and comprising a control circuit and a switch, wherein the delay-control circuit is configured to receive the rectified signal and the control circuit is configured to control current conduction or cutoff of the switch depending on a driving signal derived from the rectified signal and received by the control circuit,
wherein when the external driving signal is a low frequency signal, the delay-control circuit is configured to cause the rectified signal to be used by the driving circuit for driving the LED module to emit light, depending on a property of the rectified signal, and
wherein following a first pre-set delay period after the low frequency external driving signal is input, throughout a subsequent second time period, when the control circuit determines that a voltage level of the received rectified signal has remained lower than a determination level, the control circuit controls the switch to be in a cutoff state preventing the LED module from emitting light,
wherein the delay-control circuit comprises a passive component string connected to the control circuit to provide an operation signal, and the first pre-set delay period is determined by an RC time constant of the passive component string, and
wherein the operation signal is a continuous signal without processing by an active component.

US Pat. No. 10,448,478

LED STRIP, LED LUMINAIRE, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting assembly for emitting substantially white light of a controllable correlated color temperature, the lighting assembly comprising:a plurality of groups of light sources, wherein, each group comprises a first light source, a second light source and a third light source,
said first light sources are for emitting a first light having a first color point and a first correlated color temperature, the first color point being within 7 SDCM from a black body line, the first correlated color temperature being larger than 5000 Kelvin,
said second light sources are for emitting a second light having a second color point and a second correlated color temperature, the second color point being within 7 SDCM from the black body line, the second correlated color temperature being smaller than 2250 Kelvin, and
said third light sources are for emitting a greenish light, the greenish light having a third color point in the CIE 1931 XYZ color space within an intersection of half spaces y>=1.04 x and y>=?0.0694x+0.4525, each third light source being capable of emitting a specific maximum flux of light under predefined standard operation conditions, the specific maximum flux of each individual third light source maximally deviates 35% from an average maximum flux under the predefined standard operation conditions of all third light sources of the plurality of groups and the specific maximum flux of at least one of the third light sources deviates more than 10% from the average maximum flux under the predefined standard operation conditions of all third light sources of the plurality of groups; and
a controller configured to generate a first control signal for controlling the first light sources, a second control signal for controlling the second light sources and a third control signal for controlling the third light sources, the first control signal, the second control signal and the third control signal control an amount of light to be emitted by said first light sources, said second light sources and said third light sources, respectively,
the controller further configured to generate said respective control signals to obtain, in use, a combined light emission comprising the first light, the second light and the greenish light, the combined light emission having a controllable color point close to the black body line.

US Pat. No. 10,448,477

ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

1. A light-emitting device comprising a plurality of individual light emitting sub-elements connected to electric power controlled by a switch, the light emitting device having three or more different lighting states, the lighting states being distinguishable visually from each other either on the basis of Color Temperature, between Warm, (below 3000 degrees Kelvin) and Cool, (above 4000 degrees Kelvin), or on the basis of Brightness or a combination thereof, the light-emitting device further comprising:a) a circuit configured to detect a sequence of one or more momentary fluctuations of power defining a First user control message,
b) a circuit configured to detect a sequence of one or more momentary fluctuations of power, different from the sequence of the First user control message, defining a Second user control message, and
c) a memory circuit configured to store a countable number of states, corresponding to that number of lighting states, the memory circuit providing retention of its memory state during periods of power off,
wherein the First user control message comprises a sequence of a momentary fluctuation of power from the On state, to the Off state, and then back to the On state, and wherein the Second user control message comprises a second sequence of a momentary fluctuation of power from the Off state to the On state, and then back to the Off state.

US Pat. No. 10,448,476

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SIGNAL INDICATOR LIGHT

JST Performance, LLC, Gi...

1. A mounting apparatus coupled to a fixture, the mounting apparatus comprising:a mounting bracket including a first surface and a second surface positioned at an angle from the first surface; and
a mounting arm capable of extending around a structural element, the mounting arm including opposing ends configured to be coupled to the first and second surfaces, respectively, wherein opposing ends of the mounting arm are moveable with respect to the first and second surfaces to secure the structural element.

US Pat. No. 10,448,475

DRIVING CIRCUIT AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

SILICON TOUCH TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A driving circuit for driving a light emitting diode module, the driving circuit comprising:a control module;
a driving module electrically connected to the control module and the light emitting diode module for providing a plurality of driving signals to drive the light emitting diode module; and
a detecting module electrically connected to the light emitting diode module and the control module, the detecting module detecting a voltage or a current of the light emitting diode module and transmitting a detecting signal corresponding to a voltage change of the voltage or a current change of the current of the light emitting diode module to the control module, wherein the voltage or the current of the light emitting diode module is distorted;
wherein the control module adjusts a rising time interval or a falling time interval of a waveform of at least one driving signal of the driving signals for driving the light emitting diode module to illuminate uniformly at a driving time interval of the at least one driving signal of the plurality of driving signals according to the voltage change of the voltage or the current change of the current of the light emitting diode module, when the light emitting diode module illuminates uniformly, a waveform of an adjusted voltage or an adjusted current of the light emitting diode module is a square wave.

US Pat. No. 10,448,474

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. A LED lighting system comprising:a power supply that includes a plurality of drivers and that is configured to receive one of at least two different AC voltage inputs;
wherein a driver of the plurality of drivers is configured to be connected to at least one LED circuit;
wherein the at least one LED circuit includes a plurality of LEDs connected in series or parallel;
wherein the power supply has an input for receiving an AC voltage and frequency from an AC power source to provide power to the at least one of the plurality of drivers;
wherein the driver is configured to output both power and data on a transmission line; and
a controller for controlling when an output of the driver provides power to the at least one LED circuit and when the output provides data to the at least one LED circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,448,473

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver for controlling an intensity of an LED light source, the LED driver comprising:an LED drive circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the LED light source to control the intensity of the LED light source, the LED drive circuit including a controllable-impedance circuit adapted to conduct the load current through the LED light source; and
a control circuit operatively coupled to the controllable-impedance circuit of the LED drive circuit to control the intensity of the LED light source to a target intensity, the control circuit configured to control the controllable-impedance circuit to adjust a peak magnitude of the load current, the control circuit configured to control a duty cycle of the load current to adjust an average magnitude of the load current;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the intensity of the LED light source by maintaining a frequency of the load current constant and adjusting an on time of the load current when the target intensity is above a predetermined threshold, and maintaining the on time of the load current constant and adjusting the frequency of the load current when the target intensity is below the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,448,472

FUNCTION DISABLER DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Federal Law Enforcement D...

1. A function disabler system comprising:a personal electronic device, said personal electronic device comprising at least one component, a device processor, said device processor receiving and storing hosting customer function disabling software, said at least one component being selected from a group consisting of a camera, a microphone, a speaker, a photodetector, a light source, an LED light source, a text message communication device, a video recording device, and an audio recording device and combinations thereof;
a supplemental optical transceiver, said supplemental optical transceiver being releasably connectable to and in communication with said personal electronic device, said supplemental optical transceiver comprising a supplemental transceiver processor, said supplemental transceiver processor comprising pulsed light interface software, said supplemental optical transceiver further comprising at least one supplemental transceiver light emitting diode in communication with said supplemental transceiver processor, and at least one supplemental transceiver photodetector in communication with said supplemental transceiver processor, said at least one supplemental transceiver photodetector being constructed and arranged for receipt of at least one received pulsed light communication signal, said at least one received pulsed light communication signal having a wavelength in the visible spectrum comprising a plurality of rapid flashes of light, said rapid flashes of light having a frequency which is not observable to an individual, said at least one received pulsed light communication signal comprising said hosting customer function disabling software or an instruction signal, said hosting customer function disabling software or said instruction signal being embedded within said at least one received pulsed light communication signal, said supplemental transceiver processor processing said at least one received pulsed light communication signal and said pulsed light interface software into at least one electronic signal and communicating said at least one electronic signal to said personal electronic device, said at least one electronic signal comprising said pulsed light interface software and at least one of said hosting customer function disabling software and said instruction signal, said at least one received pulsed light communication signal further comprising a last transmission address signal identifier, said supplemental transceiver processor activating said at least one supplemental light emitting diode and transmitting at least one pulsed light transmission signal, said at least one pulsed light transmission signal being emitted in said wavelength in the visible spectrum, said wavelength in the visible spectrum comprising said plurality of rapid flashes of light, said rapid flashes of light having said frequency which is not observable to an individual, said at least one pulsed light transmission signal further comprising a received signal location identifier; and
a facility optical transceiver within a facility, said facility optical transceiver comprising a facility optical transceiver processor, at least one facility optical transceiver light emitting diode in communication with said facility optical transceiver processor, and at least one facility optical transceiver photodetector in communication with said facility optical transceiver processor, said facility optical transceiver photodetector being constructed and arranged for receipt of said at least one pulsed light transmission signal, said facility optical transceiver light emitting diode being constructed and arranged for emission of said at least one received pulsed light communication signal, said facility optical transceiver processor comprising memory, said memory storing said hosting customer function disabling software, said instruction signal, and said last transmission address signal identifier,
wherein said hosting customer function disabling software or said instruction signal are processed by said device processor and disable said at least one component when said personal electronic device is positioned in a designated area.

US Pat. No. 10,448,471

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CONFIGURABLE DIMMING

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A lighting system comprising:a light source configured for emitting light at a target color temperature; and
a switch configured to receive a selection of a dimming curve from a predefined set of dimming curves, wherein
when in a first position, the switch configures the light source to adjust a lumen intensity of the light source according to a dimming adjustment signal and a first dimming curve, and
when in a second position, the switch configures the light source to adjust the lumen intensity according to the dimming adjustment signal and a second dimming curve that is different from the first dimming curve.

US Pat. No. 10,448,470

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:one or more signal generators configured to receive a first signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer, process the first signal, determine whether the TRIAC dimmer is in a first condition or a second condition, generate a second signal based at least in part on the first signal, and send the second signal to a switch;
wherein the one or more signal generators are further configured to:
determine whether the TRIAC dimmer is in a third condition; and
in response to the TRIAC dimmer being determined to be in the third condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to remain open for a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,448,469

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for a power converter, the system comprising:a first signal generator configured to receive an input signal and output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current that flows through a winding of a power converter;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with a first modulation period for a first input period and a second modulation period for a second input period;
wherein the first signal generator is further configured to:
determine the first modulation period for the first input period;
change the drive signal between a first logic level and a second logic level at a modulation frequency during the first modulation period;
determine the second modulation period for the second input period; and
change the drive signal between the first logic level and the second logic level at the modulation frequency during the second modulation period;
wherein:
a first pulse corresponds to a first pulse width;
a second pulse corresponds to a second pulse width;
the first modulation period corresponds to a first duration; and
the second modulation period corresponds to a second duration.

US Pat. No. 10,448,468

LED BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) backlight driving circuit, comprising:a first LED string, located on a first branch circuit, and comprising a number of LED lights, the first LED string having a first terminal and an opposite terminal connected to ground;
a second LED string, located on a second branch circuit different from the first branch circuit, and comprising a number of LED lights, the second LED string having a first terminal and an opposite second terminal connected to ground;
a first capacitor, having a first terminal connected electrically with the first terminal of the first LED string and an opposite second terminal that is directly connected to ground;
a second capacitor, having a first terminal connected electrically to the first terminal of the second LED string, and an opposite second terminal that is directly connected to ground;
a boosted circuit, having an input terminal electrically connected to the power source for receiving power therefrom, and an output terminal electrically connected to the first terminal of the first capacitor, the first terminal of the second capacitor, the first terminal of the first LED string, and the first terminal of the second LED string; and
an LED controller, connected electrically to the boosted circuit, wherein in a first period of an operation cycle, the LED controller controls the boosted circuit to supply power to the first branch circuit and to charge the first capacitor and also to supply power to the second branch circuit and to charge the second capacitor; and in a second period of the operation cycle, the LED controller controls the boosted circuit to cut off the supply of the power from the boosted circuit to the first branch circuit and the first capacitor so that the first capacitor discharges power that is fed through the first branch circuit, and the LED controller also controls the boosted circuit to cut off the supply of the power from the boosted circuit to the second branch circuit and the second capacitor so that the second capacitor discharges power that is fed through to the second branch circuit;
wherein the boosted circuit comprises:
an inductor, having an input terminal electrically connected to the power source and an output terminal;
a first diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to the first terminal of the first LED string and the first terminal of the first capacitor;
a second diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to the first terminal of the second LED string and the first terminal of the second capacitor;
a third diode, having an anode electrically connected to the second terminal of the second LED string and a cathode electrically connected to the anode of the first diode;
a first transistor, having a drain electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a source is electrically grounded and a control terminal electrically connected to the LED controller.

US Pat. No. 10,448,467

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING WAVE-BASED LIGHTING EFFICIENCIES

Earth Star Solutions, LLC...

1. A method for providing wave-based lighting efficiencies, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, data related to an alternating current (AC) waveform, wherein the AC waveform is configured to power a plurality of loads, wherein each of the plurality of loads has a respective voltage rating;
determining, by the computing device, a first subset voltage rating for a first subset of the plurality of loads;
determining, by the computing device, a first position in the AC waveform to be used to create a first voltage step with a first step voltage applied to the AC waveform, wherein the first step voltage corresponds with the first subset voltage rating;
creating, by the computing device, the first voltage step for application on the AC waveform; and
applying, by the computing device, the AC waveform at the first voltage step to the first subset of the plurality of loads.

US Pat. No. 10,448,466

STEM STRUCTURE AND LED LIGHTING DEVICE

Katerra Inc., Menlo Park...

1. A stem structure comprising:a substrate, configured to be bent into a substrate device with an internal hollow structure, wherein a plurality of LED lamp beads and a plurality of pin needles are attached to a surface of the substrate device;
a horn mouth comprising a first wide mouth portion and a first narrow mouth portion opposite to the first wide mouth portion, the first narrow mouth portion being provided with a plurality of upper guide wires for connecting to the plurality of pin needles;
a plurality of lower guide wires, disposed inside the horn mouth, and configured to be connected to the plurality of upper guide wires through the first narrow mouth portion; and
a glass tube disposed inside the horn mouth and attached to the plurality of lower guide wires.

US Pat. No. 10,448,465

MULTI-LINE MICROWAVE HEATING SYSTEM WITH OPTIMIZED LAUNCHER CONFIGURATION

915 Labs, LLC, Centennia...

1. A microwave system for heating a plurality of articles, said microwave system comprising:a conveyance system for transporting articles in a convey direction along a first convey line and a second convey line, said first convey line and said second convey line being laterally spaced and substantially parallel;
a first group of spaced apart microwave launchers positioned on one side of said first convey line and configured to direct microwave energy toward said articles when said articles are in said first convey line; and
a second group of spaced apart microwave launchers positioned on a same side of said second convey line and configured to direct microwave energy toward said articles when said articles are in said second convey line,
wherein each launcher of said first and second groups of launchers comprises a pair of sidewalls extending substantially parallel to said convey direction,
wherein each sidewall of said pair of sidewalls of each launcher of said first and second groups of launchers are spaced from each sidewall of said pair of sidewalls of every other launcher of said first and second groups of launchers,
wherein said first and second groups of launchers are staggered relative to one another in said convey direction.

US Pat. No. 10,448,464

MICROWAVE OVEN OR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL OVEN WITH MICROWAVE HEATING FUNCTION

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. A microwave oven or a multifunctional oven with microwave heating function, said oven comprising:an oven cavity with side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall, an open front side, and a rim formed at the front side,
a front frame enclosing at least partially a front portion of the oven cavity,
a gap formed between front portions of the side walls, the top wall and the bottom wall of the oven cavity and the front frame,said gap enclosing at least partially the front portion of the oven cavity, the front frame enclosing the gap,a gasket arranged in direct contact with the front frame and the rim, said gasket at least partially filling the gap, and
an oven door covering the open front side of the oven cavity and the gap in a closed state of said oven door,
wherein the gasket includes a front portion comprised of a first material and a rear portion comprised of a second material, the front portion being positioned to fill the gap between the oven cavity and the front frame and forward of the rear portion with respect to the oven cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,448,463

INDUCTION HEATING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A method for managing an induction heating system, the induction heating system comprising:an electrically conducting load;
an inverter circuit comprising a switching section and a resonant section, the switching section comprising switching devices adapted to generate an AC current from an AC input voltage comprising a plurality of half-waves, and the resonant section comprising an induction heating coil adapted to receive the AC current for generating a corresponding time-varying magnetic field in order to generate heat in the electrically conducting load by inductive coupling, wherein the AC current oscillates at an actuation frequency of the switching devices and has an envelope comprising a plurality of half-waves corresponding to the half-waves of the AC input voltage, and wherein the amount of heat generated in the load depends on the electric power delivered to the load through the induction heating coil, such delivered electric power depending in turn on the frequency of the AC current,
the method comprising performing at least once the following sequence of phases a)-g):
a) receiving an indication about a target electric power value to be delivered to the load;
b) varying, within a same half-wave of the envelope, the actuation frequency according to a sequence of actuation frequency values, each actuation frequency value of the sequence being set for a corresponding time interval corresponding to a fraction of the duration of the half-wave of the envelope;
c) for each actuation frequency value of the sequence, calculating a corresponding current peak value based on a corresponding set of at least one absolute value peak assumed by the AC current during the corresponding time interval, so as to generate a corresponding current peak/actuation frequency relation;
d) generating an electric power/current peak relation, said electric power/current peak relation depicting how the delivered electric power varies as a function of the current peak of the AC current;
e) selecting a current peak value corresponding to the target electric power exploiting said electric power/current peak relation;
f) selecting an actuation frequency value corresponding to the selected current peak value exploiting said current peak/actuation frequency relation;
g) setting the actuation frequency based on said selected actuation frequency value.

US Pat. No. 10,448,462

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE WITH A CONTROL DEVICE

1. A domestic appliance, comprising:at least one manually operable longitudinally or rotationally movable control device having a plurality of latching positions, the control device being configured to control multiple different functions of the domestic appliance;
adjustment electronics electrically coupled to the control device; and
a control facility electrically coupled to the adjustment electronics,
wherein each of the latching positions has a characteristic that is electronically adjusted by the adjustment electronics in response to data sent by the control facility to the adjustment electronics,
the adjustability of the characteristic is variable, and
the variability of the adjustability of the characteristic is dependent on which of the functions of the domestic appliance the control device is controlling.

US Pat. No. 10,448,461

COOKTOP HAVING A PLURALITY OF HEATING ELEMENTS

1. A method for operating a cooktop having a plurality of heating elements, comprising the steps:detecting by a detection arrangement a process of removal and placement of a cookware element with respect to a starting position and an end position;
when detecting placement of the cookware element, forming via a control unit a heating zone from one or more heating elements to match the cookware element;
setting at least one target temperature of the heating zone via a user interface;
independently associating the process by the control unit in one of two ways, a first way in which the process involves a movement of the cookware element from the starting position into the end position and a movement of the heating zone into an area of the end position, with the at least one set target temperature being carried over to the area of the end position, a second way in which the process involves a removal of the cookware element from the starting position and placement of another cookware element in the end position, with the target temperature being set to a default value by the control unit; and
determining by the control unit a further operating parameter of the process, and associating the process in the first way to one of at least two sub cases as a function of the further operating parameter,
a first sub case in which the at least one set target temperature together with at least one associated control parameter is carried over for the moved heating zone if the further operating parameter is determined to be a first cooking program having a first temperature range of below a first predetermined temperature, and
a second sub case in which the at least one set target temperature is carried over for the moved heating zone and at least one associated control parameter is redetermined as a function of the further operating parameter if the further operating parameter is determined to be a second cooking program having a second temperature range of above a second predetermined temperature, wherein, in the second sub case, the determining by the control unit of the further operating parameter of the process includes a determination of a type of sensor used in the second cooking program, and the at least one associated control parameter is redetermined as a function of the type of sensor used in the second cooking program.

US Pat. No. 10,448,460

INDUCTION HEATING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A method for managing an induction heating system, the induction heating system comprising:an electrically conducting load;
an inverter circuit comprising a switching section and a resonant section, the switching section comprising switching devices adapted to generate an AC current from an AC input voltage comprising a plurality of half-waves, and the resonant section comprising an induction heating coil adapted to receive the AC current for generating a corresponding time-varying magnetic field in order to generate heat in the electrically conducting load by inductive coupling, wherein the AC current oscillates at an actuation frequency of the switching devices and has an envelope comprising a plurality of half-waves corresponding to the half-waves of the AC input voltage, and wherein the amount of heat generated in the load depends on the frequency of the AC current,
the method comprising:
varying, within a same half-wave of the envelope, the actuation frequency according to a plurality of actuation frequency values;
determining a safe actuation frequency range;
setting the actuation frequency based on said determined safe actuation frequency range,
wherein said determining a safe actuation frequency range comprises calculating at least one between:
the closeness of each actuation frequency value to a resonance frequency of the resonant section,
the closeness of each actuation frequency value to a current limit frequency corresponding to the maximum sustainable current by the switching devices.

US Pat. No. 10,448,459

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE HEAT SINK

HP SCITEX LTD., Netanya ...

1. A heating apparatus comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) array comprising an LED to heat a target object; and
a heat sink thermally coupled to the LED array, to dissipate heat from the LED array, the heat sink comprising a plurality of refrigerant paths to pass a refrigerant through the heat sink in a plurality of different directions, wherein a refrigerant path of the plurality of refrigerant paths comprises a conduit that extends from outside the heat sink and that extends through an inner portion of the heat sink, wherein an outer surface of the conduit is in thermal contact with an inner surface of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,448,458

ELECTRIC HEATERS WITH LOW DRIFT RESISTANCE FEEDBACK

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A heater system comprising:a plurality of resistive elements with a high temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of at least 1,000 ppm such that each of the resistive elements function as a heater and as a temperature sensor, the plurality of resistive elements being a material having greater than about 95% nickel;
a heater control module including a two-wire controller with a power control module that compares a measured resistance value of at least one of the resistive elements against a reference temperature to adjust for resistance drift over time such that a temperature drift of the at least one resistive element is less than about 1% over a temperature range of about 500° C.-1,000° C.; and
a control system having a plurality of power nodes, wherein each resistive element is connected between a first power node and a second power node of the plurality of power nodes, each resistive element is connected with an addressable switch configured to activate and deactivate the resistive element, and each resistive element is independently controlled by the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,448,457

REDUCING PREHEAT TIME IN AN OVEN

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A method for preheating an oven appliance, the oven appliance defining a cooking chamber for receiving food items for cooking, a bake heating element positioned at a bottom of the cooking chamber, a broil heating element positioned at a top of the cooking chamber, and a convection heating assembly comprising a convection heating element positioned at a rear of the cooking chamber, the method comprising:initiating a preheat cycle of the oven appliance to raise a temperature of the cooking chamber from a first temperature to a second temperature by transitioning from a first preheat stage to a second preheat stage when the temperature of the cooking chamber reaches a predetermined temperature between the first temperature and the second temperature, wherein the first preheat stage comprises alternating between a first heating routine for a first time period and a second heating routine for a second time period;
operating the bake heating element at a non-zero first voltage, the convection heating element at a non-zero second voltage, and the broil heating element at a non-zero third voltage during the first heating routine; and
operating the convection heating element at a non-zero fourth voltage and the broil heating element at a non-zero fifth voltage during the second heating routine.

US Pat. No. 10,448,456

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VAPORIZING LIQUIDS OR THE LIKE WITH A CONCEALABLE VAPORIZER PEN

DES PRODUCTS LTD, Lamber...

1. An apparatus for vaporizing liquids, the apparatus comprising:a case;
a push button on the case that when depressed is configured to simultaneously deploy a concealable vaporizer pen that includes a mouthpiece and a removable cartridge from a concealed position inside the case to a deployed position outside the case and to activate a battery switch operable to turn on a battery that is contained within the case; and
a voltage controller configured to select a variable voltage of the battery,
wherein the removable cartridge is not removable in the concealed position, and
wherein the removable cartridge is removable in the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,448,455

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A radio communications gateway between networks, the radio communications gateway comprising:a source receiver configured to receive a source radio signal over a source communications network using a first communications protocol;
a peer transmitter configured to transmit a peer radio signal over a peer communications network using a second communications protocol different than the first communications protocol;
and an interface configured to forward content represented by the source radio signal from the source receiver to the peer transmitter for representation in the peer radio signal,
wherein the source radio signal includes a multi-bit source quality of service
indicator specifying a signal quality of the source communications network in accordance with the first communications protocol,
wherein the interface is configured to convert the multi-bit source quality of service indicator into a single bit representation of the multi-bit source quality of service indicator in accordance with the second communications protocol and the peer transmitter is configured to transmit the single bit representation of the source quality of service indicator with the content in the peer radio signal in an unused field of a data packet based on the content carried by the peer radio signal, and
wherein a terminal that receives the peer radio signal adapts communications in the peer communications network based on the representation of the source quality of service indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,448,454

SELF-ORGANIZING DISTRIBUTED TASK COORDINATION FOR AD-HOC COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:discovering processing nodes in a distributed ad-hoc wireless computing environment comprising an Internet of Things (IoT) network, wherein each processing node is configured to discover other processing nodes, wherein the processing nodes are IoT devices;
selecting a set of candidate processing nodes from the discovered processing nodes, wherein selection is based on each discovered potential-candidate processing node advertising its own capabilities to other potential-candidate processing nodes, and potential-candidate processing nodes being selected as candidates based on their advertised capabilities; and
forming a subset of processing nodes from the set of candidate processing nodes, wherein the subset of processing nodes form a self-organized task coordination ensemble wherein each processing node in the task coordination ensemble executes the same consensus protocol;
wherein the task coordination ensemble is leveraged to elect one of the processing nodes as a leader in the task coordination ensemble;
wherein the leader exclusively functions as a task assigner at a given time instance;
wherein each processing node in the task coordination ensemble is capable of serving as the leader during a given time period; and
wherein each processing node in the task coordination ensemble comprises a state machine such that the same state machine representation is replicated in each processing node and each processing node is thus able to perform the same task when one processing node in the ensemble fails.

US Pat. No. 10,448,453

VIRTUAL SENSOR SYSTEM

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A mobile electronic device comprising:a transmitter to transmit data and a receiver to receive data; and
one or more sensors; wherein, upon receipt of a measurement request broadcasted from a requestor, the measurement request including one or more measurement requirements including at least one type of sensor measurement, the mobile electronic device is to:
compare the one or more measurement requirements against at least sensor capabilities of the mobile electronic device to determine if the mobile electronic device is able to obtain at least one type of sensor measurement in the broadcasted measurement request,
upon a determination that there is a match between the sensor capabilities and the one or more measurement requirements, perform a measurement as a virtual sensor utilizing at least one of the one or more sensors to produce sensor data, and
transmit a response including the sensor data to the requestor.

US Pat. No. 10,448,452

MOBILE BODY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE BODY COMMUNICATION METHOD

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

1. A mobile body communication system comprising:a home base station configured to control radio communication with a mobile unit;
a macro cell base station configured to control radio communication with one or more mobile units and radio communication with the home base station; and
a quality control server connected to the macro cell base station, configured to:
manage communication quality between the macro cell base station and the home base station,
generate a session between the home base station and the macro cell base station when receiving a session generation request from the home base station; and
release the session between the home base station and the macro cell base station when receiving a session release request from the home base station,
wherein the quality control server is configured to transmit a release request to release the generated session when the quality control server determines that communication between the home base station and the quality control server fails, and
in response to the release request, a packet data network gateway releases the generated session and returns a release approval to the quality control server.

US Pat. No. 10,448,451

EMERGENCY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCORPORATING INTEGRAL PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO BRIDGING CAPABILITY

SAFECOM 911, INC., Cente...

1. A communication system especially adapted for facilitating emergency communications between communication endpoints having incompatible radios operating on distinct frequencies, the endpoints including at least one public safety radio associated with a communication endpoint and at least one local radio associated with another communication endpoint, said system comprising:at least one pre-programmed digital radio operating on a different channel or frequency than said at least one public safety radio and said at least one local radio;
a radio bridge for facilitating direct radio communications between said at least one public safety radio and said local radio, said radio bridge including hardware enabling connection between the radios, said bridge communicating with a communications server to receive activation and deactivation instructions sent from an authorized user, said instructions being sent as Internet Protocol (IP) packets over an IP communications network;
a digital radio module incorporated with said radio bridge, said module providing a capability to control said radio bridge by a radio frequency (RF) signal received from said at least one pre-programmed digital radio;
computer coded instructions associated with a computer processor of the system to selectively control and monitor the system to include (i) activation and deactivation of said radio bridge to prevent activation and deactivation control at said communication endpoint associated with the at least one local radio, and (ii) production of visual displays for a user that include an indication of whether a radio bridge has been activated or deactivated by said at least one pre-programmed digital radio.

US Pat. No. 10,448,450

METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY PROVIDING EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE THROUGH PACKET NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminating access domain selection (T-ADS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a call session control function (CSCF), an invite message to make a call for a user equipment (UE);
determining whether there is an ongoing IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) voice for the UE over packet switched (PS) session; and
in case that the UE has the ongoing IMS voice over the PS session, selecting a PS domain for the ongoing IMS voice over the PS session,
wherein the ongoing IMS voice over the PS session is maintained in case that the UE performs a tracking area update (TAU) procedure from a first tracking area (TA) to a second TA and IMS voice over PS sessions are not supported in the second TA.

US Pat. No. 10,448,449

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DYNAMICALLY PROVISIONING SESSION TIMEOUT INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for dynamically provisioning subscriber based session timeout information, comprising:receiving, from a packet data network gateway (PGW), a request message containing session information parameters corresponding to a session requested by a user equipment device;
determining an absolute timeout period value and an idle timeout period value based on input comprising one or more of the session information parameters, wherein determining the absolute timeout period value and the idle timeout period value includes matching one or more of the session information parameters to one or more threshold values that are mapped to absolute timeout period values and idle timeout period values stored in a database table;
generating a response message containing the determined absolute timeout period value and the determined idle timeout period value; and
sending the generated response message to the PGW, wherein the PGW is configured to apply the absolute timeout period value and the idle timeout period value to the session requested by the user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,448

TERMINAL DEVICE THAT STOPS AN UPLINK TRANSMISSION AFTER CONSIDERING A TIMER AS BEING EXPIRED, BASE STATION DEVICE THAT CONSIDERS AN UPLINK TRANSMISSION STOPPED AFTER CONSIDERING A TIMER AS BEING EXPIRED, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station device in a dual connectivity, the terminal device comprising:transmission circuitry configured to perform a transmission of a physical uplink shared channel as an uplink transmission, and
control circuitry, wherein
the control circuitry is configured to consider that a timer for a secondary timing advance group of a secondary cell group as expired, and stop the uplink transmission of the secondary timing advance group of the secondary cell group:
in a first case where a difference between an uplink transmission timing for a timing advance group including a primary cell of a master cell group and an uplink transmission timing for the secondary timing advance group of the secondary cell group exceeds a maximum transmission timing difference, or
in a second case that a difference between an uplink transmission timing for a timing advance group including a primary secondary cell of the secondary cell group and an uplink transmission timing for the secondary timing advance group of the secondary cell group exceeds the maximum transmission timing difference.

US Pat. No. 10,448,447

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A BEARER TYPE CHANGE FOR A RADIO BEARER

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a bearer type change, comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores, and the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message on a signaling radio bearer (SRB) from a first base station (BS), wherein the first RRC message configures a data radio bearer (DRB) which is a secondary cell group (SCG) bearer type or a split bearer type, and configures a first packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) configuration for the DRB;
transmitting a first RRC response message to the first BS on the SRB, in response to the first RRC message;
establishing a first PDCP entity for the DRB according to the first PDCP configuration;
transmitting a first plurality of PDCP Service Data Units (SDUs) to a second BS according to the PDCP entity and a TX_NEXT associated to the PDCP entity;
receiving a second RRC message on the SRB from the first BS, wherein the second message configures the DRB from the SCG bearer type or the split bearer type to a master cell group (MCG) bearer type, and configures a second PDCP configuration for the DRB;
transmitting a second RRC response message on the SRB to the first BS, in response to the second RRC message;
releasing the first PDCP entity, and establishing a second PDCP entity according to the second PDCP configuration; and
transmitting a second plurality of PDCP SDUs to the first BS according to the second PDCP entity and a TX_HFN and a Next_PDCP_TX_SN associated to the second PDCP entity.

US Pat. No. 10,448,446

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS WITH COMMUNICATION MODE SWITCHING, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:wireless communication circuitry configured to establish, via a network, respective communication connections with external devices in at least one of a first communication mode or a second communication mode, wherein the first communication mode and the second communication mode use a first communication standard; and
control circuitry configured to cause the wireless communication circuitry to switch between the first communication mode and the second communication mode based on whether a number of the communication connections with external devices that are active using the first communication standard is one or is more than one,
wherein the network is a master-subsidiary network.

US Pat. No. 10,448,445

ESTABLISHING SIMULTANEOUS RADIO CONNECTION BETWEEN A USER EQUIPMENT AND TWO ENODEBS

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A first radio station configured to operate a first cell, the first radio station comprising:an interface connected with a second radio station operating a second cell; and
at least one hardware processor configured to:
output a first request to the second radio station via the interface, wherein the first request is configured to request the second radio station to prepare radio resources for aggregating the first cell with the second cell by a radio terminal, while an established first radio connection between the first radio station and the radio terminal is maintained on the first cell;
receive, from the second radio station via the interface, radio resource configuration information of the second cell; and
transmit, to the radio terminal, radio connection configuration information message including at least the radio resource configuration information of the second cell while the established first radio connection between the radio terminal and the first radio station is maintained, wherein
the first request includes information related to a first bearer, and
the first bearer is a bearer between the second radio station and a core network connected with the first radio station and the second radio station.

US Pat. No. 10,448,444

USING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL (RRC) PROCEDURES TO ACCESS DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor; and
a transceiver; and
wherein the processor is configured to send a registration message to a core network (CN), wherein the CN is associated with a first cell of a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second cell of a second RAT;
the transceiver is configured to receive, on the first cell of the first RAT with a first radio resource control (RRC) protocol, a RRC reconfiguration message that includes information for communications with the second cell of the second RAT, wherein the first cell of the first RAT is utilized for mobility management and wherein a second RRC protocol is utilized with the second cell of the second RAT; and
the transceiver is further configured to receive traffic simultaneously from the first cell of the first RAT and the second cell of the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,448,443

EFFICIENT TRANSITION BETWEEN A TRUSTED WLAN AND A WWAN

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) comprising:establishing a user-plane-traffic-free connection, wherein the user-plane-traffic-free connection terminates at a wireless wide area network (WWAN) network entity, and wherein a high level operating system (HLOS) of the UE is unaware of the user-plane-traffic-free connection;
establishing a first packet data network (PDN) connection with the WWAN;
establishing a connection with a wireless local area network (WLAN);
determining the WLAN is a trusted WLAN based at least in part on the established connection with the WLAN;
disconnecting the first PDN connection based at least in part on determining the WLAN is a trusted WLAN;
maintaining the user-plane-traffic-free connection with the WWAN while connected to the WLAN;
determining that the connection with the WLAN is unavailable; and
responsive to determining that the connection with the WLAN is unavailable, establishing a second PDN connection with the WWAN based at least in part on the user-plane-traffic-free connection, wherein establishing the second PDN connection with the WWAN comprises refraining from performing an attachment procedure with the WWAN based at least in part on the maintained user-plane-traffic-free connection.

US Pat. No. 10,448,442

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising a processor that executes a process comprising:performing a download process selected from between a first download process that downloads data through a wireless communication by dividing the data into sections while using a plurality of threads and a second download process that downloads the data while using a single thread;
measuring communication quality of the wireless communication;
judging, when the selected download process is the first download process and when a deterioration in the communication quality is measured during the first download process, whether or not it is possible to complete the download in all of the plurality of threads before a timeout of the download; and
switching the first download process into the second download process, when it is determined to be impossible to complete the download in all of the plurality of threads before the timeout, wherein
the measuring includes measuring a value indicating communication line quality of the wireless communication, the value indicating the communication line quality of the wireless communication being a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) value or a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) value, and includes measuring a value indicating a throughput of the wireless communication, and
the judging includes
performing a first judgement that judges whether or not the measured value indicating the communication line quality during the first download process is equal to or larger than a first predetermined value,
performing a second judgement that judges the measured value indicating the throughput is equal to or smaller than a second predetermined value, and
when the measured value indicating the communication line quality during the first download process is equal to or larger than the first predetermined value while the measured value indicating the throughput is equal to or smaller than the second predetermined value as a result of the first judgement and the second judgement, judging whether or not it is possible to complete the download in all of the plurality of threads before the timeout of the download.

US Pat. No. 10,448,441

METHOD FOR RECEIVING A PRIORITY FOR RELAY DATA IN A D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a first user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) signal from an evolved Node B (eNB) for configuring a radio bearer for relay packet reception with a downlink logical channel priority for the radio bearer; and
configuring the radio bearer corresponding to the downlink logical channel priority based on the RRC signal,
wherein a relay packet received from the radio bearer is transmitted to a second UE based on the downlink logical channel priority, and
wherein the downlink logical channel priority is for prioritizing the radio bearer over which the eNB transmits the relay packet to the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,448,440

TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A TERMINAL COMPUTING DEVICE AND A WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
memory storing instructions for execution by the processor, the instructions, when executed, cause the processor to:
receive a packet having a first size, the packet to indicate a command is forthcoming based on the first size being greater than a threshold,
receive a plurality of packets, the plurality of packets to include an identification and the command, the identification based on a first combination of one or more packets of the plurality of packets having one of a second size and a third size, and the command based on a second combination of one or more packets of the plurality of packets having one of the second size and the third size,
determine whether the identification matches an assigned identification for a wearable computing device,
set the wearable computing device into an idle state if the identification and the assigned identification do not match, and
cause a response to transmit based on the command if the identification and the assigned identification match.

US Pat. No. 10,448,439

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

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A wireless communication apparatus performing wireless communication with a terminal apparatus, comprising:a regular connection control unit making connection to and performing wireless communication with an external access point; and
a temporary connection control unit that makes a temporary connection to the terminal apparatus through an internal access point and receives connection setting information of the external access point from the terminal apparatus through wireless communication based on the temporary connection,
wherein the identification information of the internal access point includes a first character string and a second character string,
wherein the temporary connection control unit informs a user of authentication information after making the temporary connection to the terminal apparatus, and
wherein the temporary connection control unit changes the second character string of the identification information in response to the temporary connection control unit determining that the temporary connection control unit does not receive the authentication information from the terminal apparatus through the wireless communication based on the temporary connection.

US Pat. No. 10,448,438

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER AND ONE OR MORE DRIVES

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a computer program, the computer program comprising:computer code for identifying a wireless communications gateway in communication with a management controller;
computer code for establishing a wireless communications connection between one or more drives and the management controller, utilizing the wireless communications gateway;
computer code for communicating one or more of monitoring data and control data between the management controller and the one or more drives, utilizing the wireless communications connection; and
computer code for communicating security information associated with the wireless communications connection to the one or more drives from the management controller via a backplane.

US Pat. No. 10,448,437

ENHANCED BLUETOOTH CHANNEL ESTABLISHMENT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device, the device comprising memory, processing circuitry, and a transceiver configured to transmit and receive wireless signals, the device configured to:identify an isochronous connection oriented (ICO) command for a communication;
send a first ICO start command from a first link layer (LL) to a second LL;
receive, by the first LL subsequent to said sending the first ICO start command, a first ICO start confirmation from the second LL;
send a second ICO start command from the first LL to a third LL; and
receive, by the first LL subsequent to said sending the second ICO start command, a second ICO start confirmation from the third LL.

US Pat. No. 10,448,436

MULTI-EGRESS BACKHAUL

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing backhaul capacity in an ad-hoc mesh network, comprising:attaching, at a first multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) base station that is a node of an ad-hoc mesh network, to a macro cell;
measuring, at the first multi-RAT base station, at least one of a backhaul signal quality with the macro cell and a throughput to the macro cell;
reporting, from the first multi-RAT base station to a coordinating node, information comprising at least two of: a signal quality parameter, a physical position of the first multi-RAT base station, a cell identifier of the macro cell, and the measured throughput;
receiving, at the first multi-RAT base station, an instruction to advertise a backhaul connection from the first-RAT base station to the macro cell to other nodes in the ad-hoc mesh network, thereby providing an increase in overall backhaul capacity of the ad-hoc mesh network;
and
subsequently adjusting backhaul capacity by adding or removing additional backhaul connections to or from the ad-hoc mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,448,435

SETTING UP A DEDICATED BEARER IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a communication network comprising a cellular Radio Access Network, RAN, a Core Network, CN, and an Application Function, AF, the method comprising:receiving, via a user plane bearer, from a service client in a radio device connected to the RAN, at least two address information elements of at least two servers of a service provider; and
forwarding the at least two address information elements to the AF for initiating setting up of a dedicated bearer between the radio device and the CN for service level communication between the service client and the at least two servers.

US Pat. No. 10,448,434

DEDICATED WIRELESS NETWORK FOR SECURITY AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A system, comprising:a control panel of a security and automation system associated with a premise;
a first access point coupled to the control panel, the first access point configured to establish a first wireless network dedicated exclusively to communications of the security and automation system, wherein the first access point is configured to maintain a list of approved entities and establish communication links with the approved entities based at least in part on the list of approved entities;
a plurality of devices of the security and automation system positioned at various locations of the premise, the plurality of devices configured to communicate data with the control panel using the first wireless network established by the first access point, wherein the plurality of devices are included in the list of approved entities; and
a second access point configured to establish a second wireless network exclusive of communications between the plurality of devices and the control panel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,433

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, TERMINAL, MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data processing method, comprising:determining, by a terminal, a status of a data switch of the terminal to control establishment of a data bearer between the terminal and a network to establish a data communication session, wherein the status of the data switch of the terminal comprises a disabled state or an enabled state for the data bearer;
setting, by the terminal, to a first preset value, when the data switch of the terminal is in the disabled state, an encryption option transmission identity carried in an attach request, wherein the encryption option transmission identity that is set to the first preset value is used to indicate that the data switch of the terminal is in the disabled state;
setting the encryption option transmission identity to a second preset value when the data switch of the terminal is in the enabled state, wherein the encryption option transmission identity that is set to the second preset value is used to indicate that the data switch of the terminal is in the enabled state;
sending, by the terminal, the attach request to a mobility management entity (MME) to cause the MME to control establishment of the data bearer between the terminal and the network according to the first preset value or the second preset value of the encryption option transmission identity;
receiving, by the terminal, an encryption option request sent by the MME to establish a voice bearer, wherein the encryption option request of the MME is sent to the terminal when the MME detects that the encryption option transmission identity is the first preset value to indicate that the data switch of the terminal is in the disabled state to cause the MME to, execute a data bearer deleting procedure through a data bearer delete command, and a delete request to be processed between the MME and the terminal, to delete a channel used to perform the data communication session, and indicate to obtain an Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) access point name (APN) to establish the voice bearer, the encryption option request of the MME used to obtain, from the terminal, the IP IMS APN required for establishing the voice bearer in an attach procedure; and
sending, by the terminal, the IMS APN to the MME.

US Pat. No. 10,448,432

FREQUENCY DOMAIN PRACH FILTER FOR PRACH SIGNAL RECOVERY

Hong Kong Applied Science...

16. A frequency domain physical random access channel (PRACH) filter for PRACH signal recovery, wherein the PRACH signal is received in an uplink signal multiplexed with one or more other channels having a different subcarrier spacing than a subcarrier spacing of the PRACH, the method comprising:indices for PRACH recovery, wherein the indices for PRACH recovery comprise sample indices within orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and requisite sample indices;
an inverse discrete Fourier transform (IDFT) with down-sampling circuit configured to compute down-sampled PRACH signal data from frequency domain symbols using the sample indices within the OFDM symbols for a format of a PRACH sequence of the PRACH signal; and
an OFDM symbol mapping circuit configured to map the PRACH signal data to PRACH requisite samples using the requisite sample indices for the format of the PRACH sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,448,430

GROUP BASED RANDOM ACCESS METHOD DEVICE AND SYSTEM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A random access method, comprising:sending, by a first User Equipment (UE) in a UE group, a preamble to an evolved Node B (eNB) over a time-frequency resource, the time-frequency resource comprising a time domain resource and a frequency domain resource;
monitoring, by at least one of the first UE or a second UE in the UE group, a Random Access Response (RAR) corresponding to the preamble and sent by the eNB, wherein the first UE is at least one UE in the UE group, and the second UE is all or some UEs in the UE group; and
after monitoring, by at least one of the first UE or the second UE, the RAR corresponding to the preamble and sent by the eNB:
sending, by at least one of the first UE or the second UE, a message 3 according to a Uplink (UL) grant allocated thereto, wherein the message 3 comprises a number of UEs having random access requests in the UE group or a number of UEs contained in the UE group or a pre-set UE number.

US Pat. No. 10,448,429

METHOD FOR PERFORMING, BY TERMINAL, RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE OVER NETWORK IN WHICH MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INTERWORK, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a random access procedure by a user equipment (UE) which can access to a cellular communication system and a wireless LAN at same time in a network in which a plurality of communication systems interwork, the method comprising:establishing a connection with an access point (AP) of the wireless LAN communication system when the UE locates at a specific area,
wherein the specific area is where a direct uplink transmission to the cellular communication system is impossible and a direct downlink transmission from the cellular communication system is possible for the UE;
transmitting, to an eNodeB (eNB), a first message including a random access preamble sequence;
receiving, from the eNB, a second message including a random access response (RAR) related to the random access preamble and an uplink grant for the AP;
transmitting, to the eNB, a third message including the uplink grant and a radio resource control (RRC) connection request; and
receiving, from the eNB, a fourth message related to a RRC connection setup in response to the third message,
wherein the first and the third message are relayed by the AP of the wireless LAN communication system for transmitting to the eNB, and the second and the fourth message are received directly via the cellular communication system;
wherein a first RAR window size is configured when the UE locates at the specific area; and
wherein the first RAR window size is greater than a RAR window size configured when both of the direct uplink and downlink transmissions between the UE and the eNB are performed.

US Pat. No. 10,448,428

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal communicating with a master base station and a secondary base station, the method comprising:receiving, from a master base station, a message to add a cell of a secondary cell group (SCG) associated with a secondary base station, the message including configuration information related to the SCG;
adding the cell for the SCG based on the message;
identifying whether the configuration information related to the SCG includes mobility control information related to the SCG;
starting a timer with a timer value included in the mobility control information related to the SCG based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG;
starting synchronizing to a downlink of a primary secondary cell (PSCell) based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG;
initiating a random access procedure on the PSCell based on preamble information included in the mobility control information related to the SCG based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG; and
transmitting, to the master base station, a response message in response to the message,
wherein the timer is stopped in response to the random access procedure being completed successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,448,427

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal communicating with a master base station and a secondary base station, the method comprising:receiving, from a master base station, a message to reconfigure a secondary cell group (SCG) associated with a secondary base station, the message including configuration information related to the SCG;
reconfiguring the SCG based on the message;
identifying whether the configuration information related to the SCG includes mobility control information related to the SCG;
starting a timer with a timer value included in the mobility control information related to the SCG based on the configuration information including mobility control information related to the SCG;
starting to synchronize to a downlink of a primary secondary cell (PSCell) based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG;
initiating a random access procedure on the PSCell based on preamble information included in the mobility control information related to the SCG based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG; and
transmitting, to the master base station, a response message in response to the message,
wherein the timer is stopped in response to the random access procedure being completed successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,448,426

ENABLING TIME-OVERLAPPING COMMUNICATION USING CSMA/CA AND OFDMA

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGER LM ER...

1. A method for an access point of a wireless communication network, wherein the access point is adapted to use a communication channel resource to communicate with a plurality of first wireless communication devices using orthogonal frequency division multiple access OFDMA and to communicate with a plurality of second wireless communication devices using carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance—CSMA/CA,wherein the communication channel resource comprises a bandwidth of frequencies, the bandwidth of frequencies being dividable into a plurality of sub-carriers for OFDMA and a part of the bandwidth of frequencies forming a primary channel for CSMA/CA,
the method comprising:
transmitting a downlink packet over all frequencies of the bandwidth for triggering one or more of the first wireless communication devices to perform OFDMA based uplink transmission, wherein the downlink packet comprises an indication of an allocation of one or more sub-carriers to each of the triggered first wireless communication devices for the OFDMA based uplink transmission, the allocated sub-carriers for OFDMA and the primary channel for CSMA/CA being non-overlapping;
receiving the OFDMA based uplink transmission from the triggered first wireless communication devices; and
receiving a CSMA/CA based uplink transmission from one of the second wireless communication devices,
wherein the CSMA/CA based uplink transmission and the OFDMA based uplink transmission at least partly overlap in time,
wherein, if an end of the CSMA/CA based uplink transmission is later than an end of the OFDMA based uplink transmission, the method further comprises:
delaying transmission of an acknowledgement message associated with the OFDMA based uplink transmission until after the end of the CSMA/CA based uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,448,425

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRAFFIC-AWARE MEDIUM ACCESS SELECTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for communicating data using multiple access communication schemes over a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a mobile station, higher layer signaling control information from a base station, the higher layer signaling control information indicating selection criteria for a media access control (MAC) communication scheme, the MAC communication scheme comprising a scheduling based access communication scheme and a contention based access communication scheme; and
based on the received higher layer signaling control information, communicating, by the mobile station, first and second traffic flows over the network, wherein the first traffic flow is communicated using the scheduling based access communication scheme, wherein the second traffic flow is communicated using the contention based access communication scheme, and wherein using the scheduling based access communication scheme for the first traffic flow and the contention based access communication scheme for the second traffic flow is in accordance with latency requirements associated with packets in at least one of the first traffic flow or the second traffic flow and a bundled size of the packets in at least one of the first traffic flow or the second traffic flow.

US Pat. No. 10,448,424

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE CHANNELS IN THE DYNAMIC FREQUENCY SELECTION BAND IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

1. A device, comprising:a radar detector that performs a first scan for radar in respective 5 GHz radio channels of a plurality of 5 GHz radio channels; and
a 5 GHz radio transceiver that occupies one or more available 5 GHz radio channels of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels on which radar was not detected by the radar detector by indicating to a client device that data transmission is available on the one or more available 5 GHz radio channels, wherein the 5 GHz radio transceiver occupies the one or more available 5 GHz radio channels during a transmission duty cycle and a radar detection duty cycle,
wherein the transmission duty cycle is a time period during which a specific 5 GHz radio channel of the one or more available 5 GHz radio channels is unoccupied, which is less than or equal to a maximum time period allowable for the client device to remain associated with the specific 5 GHz channel,
and wherein the radar detection duty cycle is the time period between successive radar scans, by the radar detector, on the specific 5 GHz channel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,423

DATA MULTIPLEXING IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one message comprising:
first configuration parameters of a plurality of cells; and
second configuration parameters of a plurality of logical channels;
receiving a plurality of uplink grants indicating radio resources on the plurality of cells, wherein:
the plurality of uplink grants are received in different transmission time intervals; and
the radio resources comprise one or more resource blocks;
selecting a first plurality of uplink grants of the plurality of uplink grants in response to the first plurality of uplink grants being received during one or more coinciding time durations that the wireless device is configured to monitor a control channel on the plurality of cells;
multiplexing data from one or more logical channels in the plurality of logical channels into one or more transport blocks by processing together the first plurality of uplink grants of the plurality of uplink grants; and
transmitting, via the one or more resource blocks, the one or more transport blocks corresponding to the first plurality of uplink grants.

US Pat. No. 10,448,422

UPLINK GRANT DETECTION FOR PARTIAL TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODE

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to transmit an Enhanced Absolute Grant Channel (E-AGCH) message to at least one user equipment, wherein the E-AGCH message comprises an indication of one of a first type grant or a second type grant indicating whether a grant is susceptible to grant detection, wherein the first type of grant is considered susceptible to grant detection, and wherein the second type of grant is considered not susceptible to grant detection, wherein, when the E-AGCH message comprises the indication of the first type of grant and the at least one user equipment detects an E-AGCH transmission to another user equipment, the at least one user equipment changes the grant to zero grant or inactive grant.

US Pat. No. 10,448,421

CROSS-CARRIER SCHEDULING FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:monitoring, by a wireless device, a control channel on a first carrier of a plurality of carriers to obtain a grant allocating resources to the wireless device within a shared data channel, wherein a time duration between the grant and the allocated resources within the shared data channel is based at least in part on whether the first carrier or a second carrier of the plurality of carriers transports the shared data channel, the first carrier differing from the second carrier; and
transmitting or receiving over the shared data channel using the allocated resources and based at least in part on the time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,448,420

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING UPLINK RESOURCES

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for transmitting a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving an uplink resource information from a base station through an unlicensed band; and
transmitting the PUSCH by using a partial subframe belonging to an uplink resource of the unlicensed band corresponding to the uplink resource information, the partial subframe including fewer symbols than a full subframe,
wherein the uplink resource information indicates an ending symbol of the partial subframe carrying the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,448,419

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT TRAFFIC OFFLOAD WITHOUT SERVICE DISRUPTION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus for a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:a memory to store first data associated with a first non-access stratum (NAS) message provided by a mobility management function of a network, the first NAS message to indicate a request for user plane connection relocation by release of a first user plane connection to the network after establishment of a second user plane connection to the network; and
circuitry configured to:
process the first data associated with the first NAS message to decide whether to initiate a procedure for establishment of the second user plane connection;
in response to the initiation of the procedure, generate second data associate with a second NAS message for the mobility management function, the second NAS message to request establishment of the second user plane connection;
generate both new traffic flows over the second user plane connection and old traffic flows over the first user plane connection; and
generate third data associated with a third NAS message for the mobility management function, the third NAS message to request release of the first user plane connection.

US Pat. No. 10,448,418

DECREASING FREE-RIDING DATA TRAFFIC IN UPLINK SCHEDULING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for uplink scheduling of a plurality of wireless devices in a communications network, the method comprising:estimating, for each of a plurality of wireless devices, a buffer size corresponding to each of at least one radio bearer groups, RBG, each of the at least one RBG being used by the wireless device to carry traffic via multiple bearers; and
determining an uplink resource maximum allotment for each wireless device based, at least in part, on the estimated buffer sizes and a priority weight of each RBG used by the plurality of wireless devices, the priority weight of each RBG being based at least in part on quality of service, QoS, requirements of bearers carried by the RBG, determining the uplink resource maximum allotment for each wireless device comprising:
sorting each RBG in descending priority weight order, the sorted RBGs including a highest weighted RBG and successively lower-weighted RBGs; and
assigning a maximum number of uplink resources to each sorted RBG in an order corresponding to the descending priority weight order of the RBGs; and determining the uplink resource maximum allotment for each wireless device further comprising:
estimating a total number of available uplink resources in a current transit time interval, TTI;
when the estimated buffer size of the highest weighted RBG is greater than the total number of available uplink resources, assigning to the highest weighted RBG a maximum number of uplink resources equal to the total number of available uplink resources;
when the estimated buffer size of the highest weighted RBG is less than the total number of available uplink resources, incrementally summing the estimated buffer size of the highest weighted RBG and the estimated buffer size of each successively lower-weighted RBG until a final RBG is added that renders the sum of the estimated buffer size of the highest weighted RBG and the estimated buffer size of each successive lower-weighted RBG greater than the total number of available uplink resources; and
assigning, to the final RBG, a maximum number of uplink resources equal to a difference between the total number of available uplink resources and the sum of the estimated buffer size of the highest weighted RBG and a total of the estimated buffer size of each successively lower-weighted RBG before the final RBG.

US Pat. No. 10,448,417

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE RANDOM ACCESS IN A BEAMFORMED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for communicating with an access node, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE) from the access node, signal measurement and communications beam scheduling information comprising first signal measurement and communications beam scheduling information of the access node and second signal measurement and communications beam scheduling information of at least one neighboring access node of the access node;
determining, by the UE, an access strategy and an associated access parameter for a random access shared communications channel in accordance with the first signal measurement and communications beam scheduling information of the access node and the second signal measurement and communications beam scheduling information of the at least one neighboring access node; and
transmitting, by the UE, an uplink transmission on the random access shared communications channel in accordance with the associated access parameter after obtaining access to the shared communications channel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,416

SCHEDULING OF DELAY-SENSITIVE TRAFFIC

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for controlling predictive scheduling in a wireless communication network between a base station applying predictive scheduling and a mobile station according to an uplink transmission scheme, the method comprising:obtaining, from the mobile station, a select number of consecutive messages comprising a buffer status report indicating an empty mobile station buffer of the mobile station; and
determining to halt predictive scheduling for the mobile station upon receipt of the select number of consecutive messages from the mobile station indicating the empty mobile station buffer of the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,448,415

SCHEDULING OF NETWORK RELAYS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A relay node comprising:a memory storing configuration information specifying that the relay node periodically operate in a reduced power mode;
a network interface; and
at least one processor coupled to the memory and the network interface and configured to:
receive, via the network interface, a duty cycle request from a sensor node;
reconfigure the configuration information to specify that the relay node operate as specified in the duty cycle request; and
operate the relay node as specified in the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,448,414

DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL FOR UPLINK ULTRA-RELIABLE AND LOW-LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus that communicates with a base station apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control message comprising first information used for indicating a periodicity,
the receiving circuitry configured to receive, a downlink control information (DCI) format with Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) scrambled by a first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) which is different from a cell-RNTI (C-RNTI), the DCI format comprising second information; and
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on the first information and the DCI format with the CRC scrambled by the first RNTI, a transmission on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in a symbol within a slot, wherein
an index of the symbol in which the transmission on the PUSCH is performed is indicated by the second information, and
an index of the slot in which the transmission on the PUSCH is performed is derived based on a timing relationship between the DCI format and the PUSCH, which is indicated by the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,448,413

DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD AND USER TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, comprising:receiving, from a base station, downlink control information (DCI) including information on a modulation and coding scheme (MCS);
receiving, from the base station, downlink data; and
processing the received data based on the information on the MCS and a MCS table among a plurality of MCS tables,
wherein each of the plurality of MCS tables indicates modulation orders and code rates,
wherein the plurality of MCS tables comprise a first MCS table which supports 256 QAM and a second MCS table which does not support 256 QAM, and
wherein a number of MCS indexes in the first MCS table is equal to a number of MCS indexes in the second MCS table.

US Pat. No. 10,448,412

METHOD WHEREBY USER EQUIPMENT RECEIVES DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving downlink control information (DCI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving at least one of single-carrier downlink control information (SICC-DCI) which schedules only one serving cell or multi-carrier downlink control information (MUCC-DCI) which simultaneously schedules multiple serving cells in a subframe; and
blind-decoding the at least one of the SICC-DCI or the MUCC-DCI,
wherein the SICC-DCI is received in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) region located at first N (N is a natural number) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols of the subframe,
wherein the MUCC-DCI is received in an enhanced PDCCH (EPDCCH) region located at OFDM symbols following the first N OFDM symbols of the subframe,
wherein, when the UE receives both the SICC-DCI and the MUCC-DCI in the subframe, the UE discards the SICC-DCI and regards the MUCC-DCI as valid.

US Pat. No. 10,448,411

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL ANTENNAE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A system comprising:a wireless electronic device having a plurality of antennae and switching circuitry for selecting particular antennae of the plurality of antennae, wherein the wireless electronic device is operable to communicate using at least a first wireless protocol and a second wireless protocol;
one or more memories storing computer-executable instructions; and
one or more hardware processors, to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive a request to communicate first data using the first wireless protocol;
access first configuration data indicating a first antenna associated with communication using the first wireless protocol;
based on the first configuration data, actuate the switching circuitry to select the first antenna;
communicate the first data using the first wireless protocol using the first antenna;
determine a first signal strength value associated with communication using the first wireless protocol and the first antenna;
determine completion of communication of the first data;
actuate the switching circuitry to select a second antenna;
communicate first test data using the first wireless protocol and the second antenna;
determine a second signal strength value associated with communication using the first wireless protocol and the second antenna;
receive a request to communicate second data using the second wireless protocol;
access second configuration data indicating one of the first antenna or the second antenna associated with communication using the first wireless protocol;
actuate the switching circuitry to select the one of the first antenna or the second antenna;
communicate the second data using the second wireless protocol and the one of the first antenna or the second antenna;
determine a third signal strength value associated with communication using the second wireless protocol and the one of the first antenna or the second antenna;
determine completion of communication of the second data;
actuate the switching circuitry to select an other of the first antenna or the second antenna;
communicate second test data using the second wireless protocol and the other of the first antenna or the second antenna;
determine a fourth signal strength value associated with communication using the second wireless protocol and the other of the first antenna or the second antenna; and
based on one or more of the first signal strength value, the second signal strength value, the third signal strength value, or the fourth signal strength value, modify one or more of the first configuration data or the second configuration data.

US Pat. No. 10,448,410

METHODS FOR CENTRALIZED CHANNEL SELECTION ACROSS DIFFERENT CELLS IN A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method for allocating a plurality of channels to a plurality of radio nodes (RNs), comprising:(i) selecting an initial RN from among the plurality of RNs;
(ii) assigning a first channel of the plurality of channels to the initial RN, the first channel being selected such that external interference experienced by the initial RN on the first channel is minimized;
(iii) selecting another RN from among the plurality of RNs;
(iv) assigning a second channel of the plurality of channels to the another RN, the second channel being selected such that a metric reflective of an information carrying capacity of the RNs that have already been assigned one of the plurality of channels is maximized;
(v) allocating the assigned channels to the respective RNs to which they have been assigned; and
(vi) repeating steps (iii)-(v) for any remaining ones of the plurality of RNs.

US Pat. No. 10,448,409

CHANNEL ALLOCATION DEVICE AND METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a first wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving channel allocation information indicating at least one channel among channels in a guard band of a second wireless communication system; and
transmitting a data signal through the at least one channel by using a transmission power equal to or less than a maximum transmittable power of the at least one channel,
wherein the channels are classified by an amount of interference and the maximum transmittable power,
wherein the amount of the interference is determined based on a predefined leakage power from the second wireless communication system in the guard band, and
wherein the maximum transmittable power is determined based on a predefined reception filter used for the second wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,448,408

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING MULTI-POINT TRANSMISSION IN ADVANCED WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) reporting in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), configuration information for the CSI reporting;
at least one processor configured to:
configure a plurality of combinations of resources out of a pool of resources, wherein the pool of resources includes two channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) and one channel state information-interference measurement (CSI-IM) based on the configuration information, wherein the two CSI-RSs include CSI-RS1 and CSI-RS2;
determine, based on a configuration value included in the configuration information, one of the plurality of combinations of resources to use to derive a CSI value for the CSI reporting;
if the configuration value is a first value, derive the CSI value based on the CSI-RS1 and the CSI-IM;
if the configuration value is a second value, derive the CSI value based on the CSI-RS2 and the CSI-IM; and
if the configuration value is a third value, derive the CSI value based on the CSI-RS1, the CSI-RS2, and the CSI-IM,
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS, a CSI report message including the derived CSI value.

US Pat. No. 10,448,406

TECHNIQUES FOR ALLOCATING USER EQUIPMENT PROCESSING CAPABILITY AMONG MULTIPLE ACCESS NODES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of allocating processing capability of a user equipment, comprising:determining, by a first access node, the processing capability of the user equipment;
determining, by the first access node, a first allocation of the processing capability of the user equipment for the first access node, wherein the first allocation is a portion of a total processing capability of the user equipment;
identifying, by the first access node, that the user equipment is simultaneously in communication with the first access node and a second access node; and
communicating, by the first access node to the second access node, the processing capability of the user equipment and the first allocation of the processing capability of the user equipment for the first access node to allow the second access node to identify a second allocation of the processing capability of the user equipment for the second access node with a total of the first allocation and the second allocation being less than or equal to the processing capability of the user equipment, wherein the communicating is in response to identifying that the user equipment is simultaneously in communication with the first access node and the second access node.

US Pat. No. 10,448,405

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING RESOURCE CONFLICTS BETWEEN ULTRA LOW LATENCY (ULL) AND LEGACY TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a base station, comprising:determining a region of a subframe having overlapping resource allocations for a first device of a first type and a second device of a second type, wherein the first device of the first type has a capability to perform certain procedures with low latency relative to the second device of the second type that lacks the capability; and
modulating data from the region of the subframe for transmission to the first and the second devices, using a hierarchical modulation scheme, wherein the hierarchical modulation scheme comprises using a higher order modulation scheme for transmission of data from the region with the overlapping resource allocations, relative to one or more modulation schemes used for transmission of data in one or more regions of the subframe having one or more resource allocations exclusively for the first or the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,404

MMW PHYSICAL LAYER DOWNLINK CHANNEL SCHEDULING AND CONTROL SIGNALING

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for control signaling and scheduling performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving a first control channel using an antenna pattern;
determining beam scheduling information by demodulating and decoding the first control channel;
determining that the WTRU is scheduled for a millimeter wave (mmW) segment using the beam scheduling information;
forming a mmW receive beam using the beam scheduling information to receive the mmW segment;
receiving, via the mmW receive beam, the mmW segment that includes dynamic per-transmission time interval (TTI) scheduling information for a data channel associated with a second control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,403

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BEAM SELECTION IN DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire setting information from a base station, wherein the setting information corresponds to:
group information of a group comprising a plurality of unit frequency bands, and
primary information indicating at least one first unit frequency band of the group, wherein the at least one first unit frequency band is decided by the base station; and
transmit an uplink reference signal to the base station, wherein
the uplink reference signal is used for selection of a beam utilized by the base station in downlink transmission, and
the uplink reference signal is transmitted based on the at least one first unit frequency band of the group.

US Pat. No. 10,448,402

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATING CARRIERS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing hybrid automatic repeat and request (HARQ) process in a carrier aggregation system, the method performed by a user equipment and comprising:receiving data through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a subframe n-k of a secondary cell; and
transmitting ACK/NACK information for the data through a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a subframe n of a primary cell,
wherein n, k are integers,
wherein the primary cell uses a time division duplex (TDD) frame and the secondary cell uses a frequency division duplex (FDD) frame,
wherein a combination of a downlink subframe and an uplink subframe included in the TDD frame is determined by a UL-DL configuration for the primary cell, and
wherein the FDD frame includes consecutive downlink subframes and consecutive uplink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,448,401

COVERAGE CONTOUR AND INTERFERENCE THRESHOLDS FOR CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of assigning channels in a wireless communications environment, comprising:determining a coverage contour threshold and an interference threshold for each entity of a plurality of entities in the wireless communications environment;
deciding whether a first entity and a second entity overlap in coverage based on the coverage contour threshold and the interference threshold for the first entity and the second entity, wherein the first entity and the second entity overlap if interference from the first entity is greater than the interference threshold for the second entity at any point at a boundary of or inside the coverage contour threshold of the second entity; and
selecting a channel assignment for the first entity and the second entity based on the decision, wherein selecting the channel assignment for the first entity and the second entity comprises assigning the first entity and the second entity orthogonal channels if the first entity and the second entity overlap in coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,448,400

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING FREQUENCY DOMAIN-BASED WIRELESS LINK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information including a plurality of frequency ranges for monitoring a radio link, the plurality of frequency ranges being included in a downlink bandwidth;
identifying at least one frequency range among the plurality of frequency ranges;
evaluating a radio link quality based on a reference signal in the at least one frequency range; and
indicating, by a physical layer of the terminal, the radio link quality as in-sync or out-of-sync for the at least one frequency range to a higher layer,
wherein the configuration information includes location and bandwidth of each frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,448,399

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to perform data transfer in a wireless communication system that supports device-to-device communication, the method comprising:broadcasting a first Ready-To-Forward (RTF) signal on a first sub-carrier for advertising that the UE holds data to transfer;
receiving a first Forward-Request (FR) signal on a second sub-carrier for requesting transfer of the data from a first another UE; and
broadcasting the data after a first predetermined time when a sequence number of the data is included in a data transfer list of the UE,
wherein a first detection threshold value of the data indicating a coverage of a data transmission is smaller than a second detection threshold value of the first RTF signal indicating a coverage of a first RTF signal transmission,
wherein the first predetermined time is set differently for each UE in the wireless communication system, and
wherein the first sub-carrier and the second sub-carrier are determined on the basis of the sequence number of the data, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,448,398

NON-CONTIGUOUS CHANNEL ALLOCATION OVER MULTI-CHANNEL WIRELESS NETWORKS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of transmitting data between a first node and a second node in a wireless network, the method comprising:sending, from the first node to the second node, a first signal which indicates a plurality of sub-channels that the first node supports;
receiving, at the first node from the second node in response to the first signal, a second signal which comprises information about non-contiguous sub-channels over which the second node is ready for transmitting data from among the plurality of sub-channels that the first node supports; and
communicating, between the first and second nodes, data over sub-channels among the non-contiguous sub-channels referred to in the information comprised in the second signal,
wherein the first signal identifies a contiguous composite channel made of sub-channels, which contiguous composite channel encompasses the non-contiguous sub-channels referred to in the information comprised in the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,448,397

CHANNEL BONDING TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
logic for a wireless communication device, at least a portion of the logic implemented in circuitry coupled to the memory, the logic to:
generate a channel bonding request frame for transmission to a remote device, the channel bonding request frame to comprise first channel information indicating a plurality of locally-clear wireless channels, wherein the channel bonding request frame is a ready-to-send (RTS) frame;
identify, based on second channel information comprised in a received channel bonding response frame, a bonded channel set comprising two or more of the plurality of locally-clear wireless channels; and
generate a data frame for transmission to the remote device via a combined bandwidth of the bonded channel set.

US Pat. No. 10,448,396

METHODS AND APPARATUS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING USER DATA ON A NON-LEGACY CARRIER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

24. A method implemented by a base station in a wireless communication system for transmitting user data to a wireless device upon a first carrier of a first type associated with a non-legacy system, the method comprising:identifying, from a set of transmission resources nominally allocated for transmission of user data by the base station upon the first carrier of the first type, a subset of transmission resources also nominally allocated for transmission of cell-specific reference signals (CRS) upon a second carrier of a second type associated with a legacy system and different from said first type wherein the set of transmission resources nominally allocated for user data comprises resource elements associated with a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) configuration of the wireless device, and; and
selectively transmitting the user data to the wireless device upon the first carrier of the first type exclusive of the identified subset of transmission resources;
wherein the first type of carrier is configured to contain no CRS on the identified subset of transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 10,448,395

METHOD OF RADIO COMMUNICATION IN A SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF COMMUNICATING MODULES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method of radio communication in a system comprising a plurality of communicating modules, each communicating module being able to obtain at least one measured physical value and to transmit a message encapsulating said at least one measured physical value to a hub device according to a given radio communication protocol, the sending of the message being performed during a communication time interval, defined by a start instant and an end instant, a waiting time separating two successive communication time intervals of one and the same communicating module:wherein each communicating module of the plurality of communicating modules, the waiting time is calculated as a function of an updated counter of said communicating module as a function of a receipt of an acknowledgement message originating from the hub device.

US Pat. No. 10,448,394

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RECEIVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUBFRAMES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, at the terminal, system information including information associated with a sub-frame configuration of a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) sub-frame;
receiving, at the terminal, a dedicated message including information to be used for identifying whether to detect a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a sub-frame of an MBSFN sub-frame for decoding a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame;
determining whether to detect the PDCCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame for decoding the PDSCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame based on the information;
identifying whether the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame is used for an MBSFN transmission or a positioning reference signal transmission;
in case that the terminal determines to detect the PDCCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame for decoding the PDSCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame, performing detection of the PDCCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame except that the sub-frame is used for the MBSFN transmission or the positioning reference signal transmission; and
in case that the terminal determines not to detect the PDCCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame for decoding the PDSCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame, not performing detection of the PDCCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame for decoding the PDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,448,392

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING TRANSMISSION OF A STATUS UPDATE IN A TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for scheduling transmission of status data from each of a plurality of communication devices in a time division multiple access (TDMA) communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, with a call controller, scheduling information to the each of the plurality of communication devices via an outbound time slot associated with a control channel of a local common TDMA channel to schedule the each of the plurality of communication devices to transmit the status data in a pre-determined sequence via a remote common channel, wherein the remote common channel is separate from the local common TDMA channel; and
receiving the status data from at least one of the plurality of communication devices in the pre-determined sequence via a remote inbound time slot of the remote common channel that is synchronized with an inbound time slot of the local common TDMA channel.

US Pat. No. 10,448,391

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF TIME-FREQUENCY RESOURCES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a first communication node, for performing any one of transmission and reception in at least one of: a first set of time-frequency resources in a frame of time-frequency resources, and a second set of time-frequency resources in the frame, wherein the first and the second set of time-frequency resources in the frame are reserved for communication of reference signal and/or control information in a pre-arranged direction, the direction of communication being one of: transmission and reception to or from one or more second communication nodes, the first communication node and the one or more second communication nodes operating in a communications network, and the method comprising:determining that the direction of communication of at least one of the first and second set of time-frequency resources is to be switched, for at least one frame, to a determined switched direction; and
performing one of transmission or reception of the control information in the at least one of the first and second set of time-frequency resources of the determined switched direction to or from, one or more third communication nodes operating in the communications network,
wherein the at least one frame further comprises a third set of time-frequency resources used for transmission or reception of data, and wherein the method further comprises:
modulating the reference signal and/or control information, in at least one of the first set of time-frequency resources and the second set of time-frequency resources, according to a first modulation scheme, wherein the first modulation scheme is capable of simultaneous transmissions of multiple independent signals;
modulating the data, in the third set of time-frequency resources, according to a second modulation scheme, wherein the second modulation scheme is a different modulation scheme than the first modulation scheme; and
transmitting a) the modulated reference signal and/or control information in the one of: the first set of time-frequency resources and the second set of time-frequency resources, the direction of communication of which resource is not to be switched, and b) the modulated data in the third set of time-frequency resources to at least one second communication node of the one or more second communication nodes,
wherein the performing of one of transmission or reception of control information comprises transmission of the modulated reference signal and/or control information in the at least one of the first set of time-frequency resources and the second set of time-frequency resources to the one or more third communication nodes operating in the communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,448,390

TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES FOR ENABLING AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a first apparatus, comprising:determining at least one constraint for communicating with a second apparatus;
generating a frame that solicits a response;
outputting the frame for transmission to the second apparatus, wherein at least a last symbol of the frame is transmitted in a manner determined by the at least one constraint to allow the second apparatus to transmit the response within a determined period, wherein the at least one constraint comprises a rate limit, and wherein generating the frame comprises:
using padding in the at least the last symbol when the frame is to be transmitted at a rate greater than the rate limit; and
indicating, in a header of the frame, a duration of the padding in the at least the last symbol;
wherein the at least the last symbol of the frame is to be transmitted at a rate less than or equal to the rate limit; and
wherein a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of the at least the last symbol is set equal to:
an MCS of a data portion of the frame, when the MCS of the data portion corresponds to a data rate that is less than the rate limit; or
an MCS corresponding to the rate limit, when the MCS of the data portion corresponds to a data rate that is greater than or equal to the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,448,389

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for detecting a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) signal by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving information on configurations for a plurality of search space sets from a base station, wherein the information on the configurations for the plurality of search space sets includes information on respective monitoring periodicities of the plurality of search space sets;
determining, based on the respective monitoring periodicities of the plurality of search space sets, search space sets in which the user equipment should monitor the PDCCH signal for a unit of time; and
performing blind-decoding for the determined search space sets,
wherein the user equipment performs the blind-decoding for the determined search space sets within a maximum number Nmax,PDCCH of PDCCH candidates that the user equipment can monitor in the unit of time, and within a maximum number Nmax,CCE of control channel elements (CCEs) that the user equipment can monitor in the unit of time,
wherein the user equipment does not perform the blind decoding for PDCCH candidates that exceed the Nmax,PDCCH or the Nmax,CCE, from among PDCCH candidates included in the determined search space sets, and
wherein the user equipment selects PDCCH candidates included in a first search space set first, for the blind decoding, from among the determined search space sets, the first search space set related to a common search space (CSS).

US Pat. No. 10,448,388

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a downlink signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving resource block (RB) assignment information comprising a bitmap related to at least one resource block group (RBG) in a bandwidth part (BWP); and
receiving the downlink signal through the at least one RBG informed by the bitmap in the BWP,
wherein a total number of RBGs for the BWP is determined based on (i) an index of a starting RB of the BWP, (ii) a size of the BWP, and (iii) a size of one RBG, and
wherein based on the BWP being an i-th BWP, the total number of RBGs for the BWP is equal to ?(NBWP,isize/P)? or ?(NBWP,isize/P)+1? based on a relationship between the index of the starting RB of the BWP and the size of one RBG, where NBWP,isize denotes a size of the i-th BWP, and P denotes the size of one RBG.

US Pat. No. 10,448,387

MOBILE STATION DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station device comprising:reception circuitry configured to, programmed to, or configured and programmed to receive one or more downlink control information (DCI) including at least one of
a first DCI indicating that transmission of first uplink data is not disabled and transmission of second uplink data is disabled, and
a second DCI indicating retransmission of the second uplink data; and
transmission circuitry configured to, programmed to, or configured and programmed to, based on the one or more DCI, transmit at least one of the first uplink data and the second uplink data on a physical uplink shared channel,
wherein the transmission circuitry is configured to, programmed to, or configured and programmed to,
in a first case that the first DCI is received
transmit the first uplink data without transmitting the second uplink data, and
keep the second uplink data in a buffer, and
in a second case that the second DCI is received after the first DCI is received,
transmit the second uplink data.

US Pat. No. 10,448,386

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING REDUNDANT DATA TRANSMISSION

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method for redundantly transmitting data by a user equipment (UE) that configures dual connectivity, the method comprising:receiving, from an base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message including configuration information for configuring redundant transmission in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity;
configuring the redundant transmission in the PDCP entity for one or more radio bearers;
receiving, from the base station, instruction information for instructing whether a redundant transmission operation of the configured PDCP entity is activated; and
copying, when the instruction information instructs activation, a PDCP protocol data unit (PDU) in the PDCP entity and transmitting the copied PDCP PDU to different radio link control (RLC) entities to redundantly transmit the same data to a plurality of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,448,385

CONFIGURATION AND TRANSMISSION OF A UPLINK SHORT BURST

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of receiving a uplink (UL) short burst at an eNB, comprising:determining, at the eNB, one or more tone assignments for one or more channels of the UL short burst, wherein the one or more channels of the UL short burst include a sounding reference signal (SRS), a demodulation reference signal (DMRS), a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH);
transmitting the one or more tone assignments to the UE; and
receiving the UL short burst from the UE, wherein the UL short burst is generated at the UE based at least on the one or more tone assignments transmitted from the eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,448,384

HIGH-EFFICIENCY WI-FI (HEW) STATION AND ACCESS POINT (AP) AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING OF CHANNEL RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) access point (AP) comprising: memory; and, processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a HE packet to allocate resources for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission to the HE AP from a plurality of stations, the HE packet comprising an indication of a bandwidth of a channel, the HE packet further comprising an UL resource allocation for each of the stations, each UL resource allocation comprising a station identification of a station of the of the plurality of stations and an indication of a number of tones of a resource unit (RU) for the station and a location of the RU within the channel, wherein the indication of the bandwidth of the channel is configurable to indicate bandwidths of 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 80 MHz+80 MHz, and 160 MHz, and wherein each UL resource allocation further comprises an indication whether the location of the RU within the channel applies to an upper 80 MHz or a lower 80 MHz if the indication of the bandwidth of the channel indicates 80 MHz+80 MHz or 160 MHz;
configure the access point to transmit the HE packet to the plurality of stations;
decode uplink HE packets from the stations in accordance with the UL resource allocations;
encode the HE packet to further comprise downlink (DL) resource allocations in a HE signal B (HE-SIG-B) field for the plurality stations; and
encode the HE packet to further comprise DL data in accordance with the DL resource allocations, and wherein the HE packet comprises a field to indicate whether the DL resource allocations comprise a center RU, the center RU comprising a zero frequency tone, wherein the center RU is 26 tones.

US Pat. No. 10,448,383

RESOURCE INDICATION PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, ACCESS POINT AND STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:generating, by an access point in a wireless local area network, a data frame that comprises a preamble, wherein the preamble comprises a signaling indication part B (SIG-B), wherein the SIG-B comprises a common part and a user part following the common part, wherein the common part indicates information for determining an end location or an end time of the common part, identification information of a scheduled station, and a location of communication resource information of the scheduled station in the user part, wherein the user part indicates the communication resource information of the scheduled station, and wherein the communication resource information comprises resource indication information, modulation and coding scheme (MCS) information of a data part, spatial flow quantity information, or power control information; and
sending, by the access point, the data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,448,382

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of transmitting downlink data in a mobile communications system, wherein the mobile communications system comprises a base station configured to communicate wireless signals to one or more terminal devices, the method comprising:receiving an indicator of a maximum number of downlink repetitions (Nmax) currently accepted by a terminal device, wherein a number of downlink repetitions indicates a number of times that a same signal is transmitted to the terminal device;
deciding whether to transmit the downlink data to the terminal device based on a type of the downlink data;
setting, in response to deciding to transmit the downlink data, an actual number of downlink repetitions (Ntx) so that the actual number of downlink repetitions Ntx satisfies a condition 1?Ntx?Nmax;
setting, in response to deciding not to transmit the downlink data, the actual number of downlink repetitions Ntx to zero; and
transmitting the downlink data, to the terminal device, via a signal transmitted a number of times equal to the actual number of downlink repetitions Ntx.

US Pat. No. 10,448,381

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENHANCING CARRIER AGGREGATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method executed by a base station, comprising:transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) reference cell information for a SCell in an RRC Connection Reconfiguration message; and
receiving uplink control information of the SCell on a PUCCH SCell if the PUCCH reference cell information is configured for the SCell;
receiving uplink control information of the SCell on the SCell if the SCell is the PUCCH SCell;
receiving uplink control information of the SCell on a PCell or a PSCell, if the PUCCH reference cell information is absent for the SCell and the SCell is not a PUCCH SCell;
wherein, the PUCCH SCell is a SCell configured with PUCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,448,380

SPLIT SYMBOL CONTROL FOR ALIGNED NUMEROLOGY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a first number of control symbols for a subframe based at least in part on a first tone spacing;
determining locations within the subframe for each of the first number of control symbols; and
transmitting the first number of control symbols in the subframe in accordance with the determined locations.

US Pat. No. 10,448,379

ENHANCED DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL CONFIGURATION FOR LTE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of operating a base station, comprising:initializing a pseudo-random sequence generator for generating a pseudo- random sequence based on at least one of a first value associated with a first enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) set and a second value associated with a second EPDCCH set, the first and second EPDCCH sets corresponding, respectively, to first and second sets of physical resource blocks (PRBs);
generating a plurality of demodulation reference signals (DMRS) using the initialized pseudo-random sequence generator;
mapping the DMRS to one or more PRBs configured for EPDCCH transmission;
configuring the first EPDCCH set and the second EPDCCH set via Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling;
transmitting the first value and the second value via RRC signaling; and transmitting the EPDCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,448,378

SOUNDING PROCEDURE INCLUDING UPLINK MULTIPLE-USER TRANSMISSION IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method of facilitating a sounding procedure in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, from a transmitting station, a null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame;
receiving, from the transmitting station, a null data packet (NDP) frame after receiving the NDPA frame;
processing, by a responding station, a trigger frame received from the transmitting station after the NDP frame, the trigger frame indicating a type of feedback requested;
generating, by the responding station, a feedback report according to the type of feedback requested; and
transmitting, by the responding station, to the transmitting station, a response frame including the feedback report, wherein, when the type of feedback requested corresponds to a multiple-user (MU) type, the feedback report is to simultaneously transmit with multiple feedback reports from a plurality of stations,
wherein the feedback report comprises a compressed beamforming frame that is transmitted by the responding station after the responding station receives the NDPA frame and the NDP frame.

US Pat. No. 10,448,377

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

Cavium, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. A method for identifying uplink control information (UCI), comprising:generating soft-combined bit streams for an acknowledgement (ACK) indicator, rank indicator (RI), and channel quality indicator (CQI) via descrambling information from received UCI in an uplink shared channel;
decoding the ACK, RI, and CQI soft-combined bit streams to generate Top-M decoded bit streams representing candidates for each indicator, the decoding including independently decoding the ACK, RI, and CQI soft-combined bit streams with separate Reed Muller (RM) decoders that search internal computation metrics for all possible entries to generate independent Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator;
generating Top-Q symbols for each indicator based on the Top-M decoded bit streams, wherein the generating the Top-Q symbols includes generating re-encoded and rate matched bits for each of the Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator, channel interleaving the re-encoded and rate matched bits to generate interleaved bits, scrambling the interleaved bits to generate scrambled bits for each of the Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator, and modulating the scrambled bits to generate the Top-Q symbols for each indicator;
calculating metrics relating to ACK, RI, and CQI according to the Top-Q symbols representing ACK, RI, and CQI and UCI symbols from the uplink shared channel;
combining the metrics to form a search space; and
searching the search space to determine transmitted ACK, RI, and CQI bits.