US Pat. No. 10,076,056

COOLING FAN AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A cooling fan comprising:a fan frame having a bottom plate and a sidewall connected to the bottom plate;
a supporting base formed at the bottom plate; and
a plurality of ribs extending from an outer circumferential surface of the supporting base to the sidewall, each rib being different from the other ribs such that the plurality of ribs is asymmetrical with respect to the supporting base.

US Pat. No. 10,076,070

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method comprising:providing a component mounting line with a solder printer that prints on a board with cream solder through a mask;
providing the component mounting line with a component mounting apparatus, the component mounting apparatus including a mounting unit that mounts an electronic component on the board and a component supply unit that supplies the electronic component or a chip solder;
calculating a plurality of sizes of the chip solder, each size of the chip solder corresponding to a size of each electrode of the board to which the electronic component is mounted;
storing the calculated plurality of sizes of the chip solder as part of production data used to mount the electronic component and the chip solder on the board;
printing, by the solder printer, the cream solder on the board through the mask;
supplying, by the component supply unit, the chip solder with the calculated size, based on the production data of each electrode of the board;
mounting the chip solder supplied from the component supply unit, on the board, by the mounting unit, based on the production data;
supplying, by the component supply unit, the electronic component to be mounted on the board; and
mounting, by the mounting unit, the electronic component supplied from the component supply unit, on the board.

US Pat. No. 10,076,069

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT MODULE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An electronic circuit module comprising:a circuit board having an electronic component mounted thereon; and
a metal cover that covers the circuit board,
wherein the metal cover includes:
a top plate that opposes the circuit board, and
a plurality of attachment legs that extend from the top plate and that are joined to the circuit board,
wherein a plurality of electrode lands are provided on the circuit board, each of the electrode lands being joined to a corresponding one of the attachment legs,
wherein each of the attachment legs includes:
a fixing portion joined to a corresponding one of the electrode lands,
an insertion portion that extends so as to project from the fixing portion,
a clearance portion provided near a base of the insertion portion, and
a contact portion that is in contact with a surface of the circuit board,
wherein an insertion hole in which the insertion portion is inserted is provided in each of the electrode lands and in the circuit board, and
wherein the circuit board includes a non-electrode portion at a location at which the contact portion is in contact with the circuit board; and
wherein the non-electrode portion comprises an electrode-free portion of a corresponding one of the electrode lands, the electrode-free portion being a portion in which the corresponding one of the electrode lands is absent.

US Pat. No. 10,076,068

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTOR

NIPPON SOKEN, INC., Nish...

1. An electric power converter comprising:a semiconductor module with a built-in switching element;
a cooler for cooling the semiconductor module;
a control circuit board for controlling an operation of the switching element; and
a pair of direct current bus bars connected to the semiconductor module, and serve as current paths between a direct current power supply and the switching element; wherein,
the cooler is made of metal and electrically connected to ground;
the semiconductor module has a metal heat radiating plate connected to the switching element, and an insulating layer is interposed between the heat radiating plate and the cooler that insulates them, and a proximal bypass capacitor is formed close to the switching element by the heat radiating plate, the insulating layer, and the cooler;
there is provided at least a pair of distal bypass capacitors, each of which has a larger capacitance than the proximal bypass capacitor has, connects between each of the direct current bus bar and ground, and has a current path to the switching element of which a length is longer than a current path to the switching element from the proximal bypass capacitor;
the pair of distal bypass capacitors are disposed on the control circuit board, a potentiometric circuit for measuring a potential difference between the pair of direct current bus bars are formed on the control circuit board, and the potentiometric circuit and each of the distal bypass capacitors is connected by wirings formed on the control circuit board;
the proximal bypass capacitor has a filter function for high frequency components; and
the distal bypass capacitors have a filter function for low frequency components.

US Pat. No. 10,076,067

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN AIR MOVER

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method of controlling a cooling fan in an information handling system, the method comprising:receiving a fan request signal from a component of an information handling system;
identifying a fan type of the cooling fan;
determining whether the component is configured to operate with a cooling fan based on the fan type of the cooling fan;
if the component is configured to operate with the cooling fan, transmitting the fan request signal to the cooling fan; and
if the component is not configured to operate with the cooling fan, generating a revised fan request signal and transmitting the revised fan request signal to the cooling fan.

US Pat. No. 10,076,066

HEAT DISSIPATING CONTROL MODULE AND RELATED SERVER DEVICE AND HEAT DISSIPATING CONTROL METHOD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A heat dissipating control module for a server device with a heat dissipating module, the heat dissipating control module comprising:a sensing unit, for detecting an atmosphere pressure of an environment where the server device located at; and
a control unit, coupled to the sensing unit for determining an altitude of the environment according to the atmosphere pressure, and using a proportional-integral-derivative unit to adjust a heat dissipating parameter according to the altitude and a plurality of heat dissipating parameter data, wherein the heat dissipating parameter is utilized for controlling operations of the heat dissipating module;
wherein the control unit interpolates the plurality of heat dissipating parameter data according to the altitude, to adjust the heat dissipating parameter;
wherein the plurality of heat dissipating parameter data is pre-stored in the control unit;
wherein the heat dissipating parameter comprises a first heat dissipating sub-parameter, a second heat dissipating sub-parameter and a third heat dissipating sub-parameter, the first heat dissipating sub-parameter relates to a current heat dissipating ability of the heat dissipating module, the second heat dissipating sub-parameter relates to a gain corresponding to a difference between the current heat dissipating ability and a target heat dissipating ability of the heat dissipating module in a period, and the third heat dissipating sub-parameter relates to a gain corresponding to a difference between a future heat dissipating ability and the target heat dissipating ability of the heat dissipating module.

US Pat. No. 10,076,065

LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM WITH A DISPLACEMENT APPENDAGE FOR AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A liquid cooling system for a server, comprising:a heat pipe;
a displacement appendage fluidly coupled to the heat pipe, the displacement appendage including a displacement element that is compressible under a pressure;
a liquid coupling fluidly coupled to the heat pipe and configured to receive cooling liquid; and
a check valve coupled to the heat pipe, wherein the displacement appendage is positioned between the check valve and the liquid coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,076,064

HOUSING HAVING CONFIGURABLE AIRFLOW EXHAUST

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A cabinet configured to house electrical equipment that requires cooling, the cabinet comprising:a frame; and
a plurality of panels connected to the frame and defining an air inlet, wherein the plurality of panels includes a top panel and a rear wall;
wherein the top panel is one of a pair of top panels that are removably connectable to the frame as replacements for one another, including a first top panel that is free of a top air outlet and a second top panel that has a top air outlet;
wherein the rear wall is one of a pair of rear walls that are removably connectable to the frame as replacements for one another, including a first rear wall that is free of a rear air outlet and a second rear wall that has a rear air outlet;
whereby the cabinet can be configured with a first air flow path from the air inlet to the rear air outlet by connecting the first top panel and the second rear wall to the frame, and can be converted to an alternative configuration having a second air flow path from the air inlet to the top air outlet by connecting the second top panel and the first rear wall to the frame as replacements for the first top panel and the second rear wall.

US Pat. No. 10,076,063

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a first substrate comprising a first face and a second face on an opposite side of the first face and provided with an opening;
a second substrate comprising a third face configured to face the second face and a fourth face on an opposite side of the third face and configured to be electrically connected to the first substrate;
at least one first electronic component configured to be mounted on at least one of the first and second substrates and store information;
a second electronic component configured to be mounted on the third face of the second substrate, control the first electronic components, and be disposed at a position overlapping the opening in a direction in which the third face faces;
a housing configured to accommodate the first and second substrates and comprising a first cover configured to cover the first face of the first substrate;
a first protruding portion provided on the first cover and configured to protrude toward the second electronic component and pass through the opening; and
a first heat transfer member configured to be interposed between the first protruding portion and the second electronic component and connect the first protruding portion and the second electronic component thermally, wherein
the first cover includes a first portion, a second portion, and a fin, the first portion that covers the at least one first electronic component, the second portion that is separate from the first portion and covers the second electronic component, the fin provided on the second portion,
the first protruding portion is provided on the second portion and protrudes in an opposite direction to a direction where the fin protrudes,
the opening is a cutout that is open in an end face of the first substrate,
the end face faces in a first direction,
the second portion includes a first heat radiating portion and a second heat radiating portion,
the first heat radiating portion extends in a second direction intersecting with the first direction,
the second heat radiating portion extends from the first portion in the first direction and covers the second electronic component, and
the first protruding portion is provided on the second heat radiating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,076,062

AUDIO AMPLIFIER

1. An amplifier with improved space efficiency, comprising:a housing that dissipates heat having an upper wall, a first side wall and a second side wall, and an interior, wherein the first side wall and the second side wall each comprise an inner surface, an outer surface, a proximal end extending from the upper wall and a distal end;
a divider that dissipates heat and is within the interior of the housing coupled to the inner surfaces of the first sidewall and the second sidewall above the distal ends and below the proximal ends mechanically strengthening the amplifier and separating the interior of the housing into an upper compartment and a lower compartment disposed above and below one another;
an upper circuit board in the upper compartment between the upper wall and the divider, wherein the upper circuit board is in close proximity to the upper wall allowing heat to transfer from the upper circuit board to the upper wall;
a lower circuit board in the lower compartment beneath the divider, wherein the lower circuit board is in close proximity to the divider allowing heat to transfer from the lower circuit board to the divider; and
a connector that electrically connects the upper and lower circuit boards, wherein
the upper circuit board comprises one of an audio circuitry and a power supply circuitry and the lower circuit board comprises the other of the audio circuitry and the power supply circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,076,061

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND FAN SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A fan system, comprising:a) a volute, the volute comprising an inner cavity, an air inlet, and a first air outlet;
b) an impeller wheel;
c) a motor, the motor comprising a rotating shaft; and
d) a motor controller, the motor controller comprising a control box, a control circuit board, and a supporting frame; the control box comprising a plurality of fins, a cavity, a base plate, a plurality of cooling ducts, an upper plate, and a lower plate; and the supporting frame comprising two supporting plates and a connecting plate;wherein:the inner cavity is disposed within the volute;
the impeller wheel is disposed within the inner cavity;
the air inlet and the first air outlet are disposed on sidewalls of the volute;
the motor is disposed outside the volute;
the rotating shaft extends into the inner cavity and is connected to the impeller wheel;
the motor controller is disposed nearby the motor;
the motor controller is in electric connection with the motor and controls the operation of the motor;
the plurality of fins is adapted to dissipate heat of the motor controller;
the impeller wheel is adapted to suck ambient air to form an air flow wherein the air flow passes through the plurality of fins;
the control circuit board is disposed on the base plate and in the cavity;
the plurality of fins is disposed outside the cavity on an outer side surface of the base plate;
each of the plurality of cooling ducts is formed between two adjacent fins;
the upper plate and the lower plate respectively extend from two ends of the base plate to the same side;
the upper plate, the base plate, and the lower plate form the cavity, two side openings respectively at two sides of the cavity, and an upper opening at a top of the cavity;
the two supporting plates respectively extend from two ends of the connecting plate to the same side;
the connecting plate shields the upper opening of the control box; and
the two supporting plates respectively shield the two side openings at two sides of the control box and match with two side faces of the base plate of the control box for mounting the control box on the supporting frame.

US Pat. No. 10,076,060

COOLING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR COOLING COMPONENTS HOUSED IN A SWITCHGEAR CABINET, CORRESPONDING USE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

1. A cooling device, in particular for cooling components that are housed in a switchgear cabinet, comprising a first cooling fan for blowing air from the switchgear cabinet through a first heat exchanger, and a second cooling fan for blowing ambient air through a second heat exchanger, the cooling device further comprising a compressor-driven cooling circuit having a compressor and a mechanical or electronic choking element, characterized in that the cooling device comprises a voltage supply having a step-up and/or a step-down converter, which is connected via a rectifier to a wide-range input for single-phase or multiphase AC voltage, and which charges a capacitor to a DC link voltage which is higher or lower than a mains voltage across the wide-range input, the capacitor being connected in parallel to a three-phase inverter which supplies three-phase current to the compressor, and a power supply unit of at least one of the two cooling fans being connected in parallel to the capacitor, so that, irrespective of a single-phase or multiphase input AC voltage across the wide-range input, the compressor can be operated on the nominal three-phase voltage that is necessary for a required compressor output level.

US Pat. No. 10,076,059

HEAT SINK WITH PROTRUSIONS ON MULTIPLE SIDES THEREOF AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a main unit, comprising:
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, and
at least one heat-generating device disposed on the second side of the substrate; and
a thermal management unit disposed on the first side of the substrate, the thermal management unit comprising a heat sink that comprises:
a base portion having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a first protrusion structure protruding from the first side of the base portion, the first protrusion structure comprising a plurality of fins; and
a second protrusion structure protruding from the second side of the base portion, the second protrusion structure comprising a plurality of ribs, the second protrusion structure in direct contact with the first side of the substrate when the heat sink is disposed on the first side of the substrate such that at least a portion of heat in the substrate is conducted to the heat sink through the second protrusion structure,
wherein the first side of the substrate comprises a pattern configured to accommodate the plurality of ribs to interlockingly engage with the second protrusion structure of the heat sink when the heat sink is disposed on the first side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,076,058

COOLING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A cooling device comprising:a coolant jetting member that is attached to a power transmitting device, wherein the power transmitting device performs wireless power supply to a movable power receiving device using a first coil; and
a plurality of coolant jet ports formed in the coolant jetting member that spray a liquid coolant on a second coil provided on the power receiving device only when an amount of heat generated by the second coil exceeds a threshold;
wherein at least a part of the coolant jetting member is provided in a facing region where the first coil and the second coil face each other during the wireless power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,076,057

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT COOLING

1. An electronic component cooler comprising:a cooling plate;
a cooling body connected to the cooling plate and at least partially forming a cooling channel for transport of a cooling medium to remove heat from the cooling body; and
a cooling pipe in hydraulic communication with the cooling channel; wherein the cooling plate defines a first through recess in which the cooling body is at least partially disposed,
wherein the cooling pipe has an outer cooling pipe surface that forms with an outer surface of the cooling plate, an at least partially planar surface, and
wherein the cooling plate is of shaped sheet metal.

US Pat. No. 10,076,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING A COMPARTMENTALIZED AND DUCTED ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:one or more electrical components associated with turbomachinery, wherein the one or more electrical components are disposed within two or more interior compartments of an electrical enclosure, and each interior compartment of the two or more interior compartments has an access cover; and
a cooling system coupled to the electrical enclosure, wherein the cooling system comprises:
one or more air ducts configured to direct a cooling air to each interior compartment of the two or more interior compartments, wherein each compartment of the two or more interior compartments is coupled to a differently sized duct of the one or more air ducts to vary the flow of the cooling air to each of the two or more interior compartments; and
a controller configured to route cooling air to each interior compartment via the one or more air ducts, wherein the controller is configured to independently regulate a thermal environment for each interior compartment of the two or more interior compartments.

US Pat. No. 10,076,054

ADJUSTABLE CABLE MANAGEMENT FOR FIBER AND CABLE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An adjustable cable management system comprising:a tray base having a first end;
a tray door coupled to the tray base and substantially parallel and opposite the first end of the tray base when in a closed position;
a plurality of apertures formed only in the first end the tray base around a central standoff at a plurality of selectable circumferential locations from the central standoff; and
a plurality of cable guides coupled to the first end of the tray base and located between the first end of the tray base and the tray door, wherein a proximal end of a particular cable guide of the plurality of cable guides is coupled to the central standoff and at a selected circumferential location from among the plurality of selectable circumferential locations through at least one aperture of the plurality of apertures,
wherein the particular cable guide includes an elongated portion and is configured to engage the tray door with a distal end opposite the proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,076,053

SCREW ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for mating computing device structures, the apparatus comprising:a first bracket coupled to a first edge of a pluggable electronic device, the first bracket comprising a first set of one or more attachment features that are capable of coupling to corresponding receiving features of a first supporting structure; and
a second bracket coupled to a second opposing edge of the pluggable electronic device, the second bracket comprising a second set of one or more attachment features that are capable of coupling to corresponding receiving features of a second supporting structure, said second supporting structure adapted to connect said pluggable electronic device with a further electronic device such that electrical connections of said further electronic device mate with corresponding electrical connections of said pluggable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,076,052

ELECTRICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE

1. An electrical device, comprising:a circuit board;
a housing part; and
a connecting part inserted into and/or soldered to the circuit board, the connecting part including a spacer section and a connection element, the circuit board separated from the housing part by a spacer section, the connection element including a threaded segment, the connection element connected to at least one circuit trace on the circuit board in an electrically conductive manner;
wherein the connecting part is arranged as a composite component, the connection element is produced from an electrically conductive material and/or metal, and the spacer section is produced from an electrically insulating material and/or plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,076,051

STRUCTURE FOR FIXING PRINTED BOARD IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE UNIT

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A structure for fixing a printed board in an electronic device unit, whereinthe electronic device unit includes:
a printed board housing body;
a printed board; and
a front face panel to which the printed board is fixed,
the front face panel includes:
hooks on which first recessed parts or first protruding parts are provided at the tip of each of the hooks; and
knobs for disengaging the hooks,
wherein the printed board housing body includes engagement parts that engage with the hooks when the front face panel to which the printed board is fixed is attached thereto, each of the engagement parts being provided with a second protruding part to be fitted into the first recessed part or a second recessed part into which the first protruding part is fitted, wherein
the printed board housing body and the front face panel are configured so that pinching the knobs for removing the front face panel from the printed board housing body directly moves only the hooks and a top part of the knob, thereby causing the hooks to turn in a direction such that engagement between the hooks and the engagement parts and fitting between the first recessed parts and the second protruding part or between the first protruding parts and the second recessed parts are released.

US Pat. No. 10,076,050

STORAGE AND CHARGING STATION SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. An expandable storage assembly for storing a plurality of portable electronic devices comprising:a tower support portion having a first member coupled to a second member, and a third member coupled to the first member, the second and third members being provided at an angle to the first member such that the first, second, and third members define a vertical channel provided on a first side of the tower support portion;
a base member coupled to the tower support portion and adapted to support the tower support portion in a vertically extending position on an elevated horizontal working surface to provide convenient access for a portable electronic device user group; and
a plurality of shelves removably attachable to a second side of the tower support portion, wherein the second side is opposite the first side, each said shelf defining a storage bay including a generally planar bottom portion having a front margin and a back margin and opposing first and second raised edge portions each extending upwardly along opposed sides of the bottom portion for supporting and retaining a portable electronic device on the shelf for storage and charging, with bottom portion retaining tabs extending from said back margin being receivable by tower support portion first member first shelf receiving slots, and raised edge portion retaining hooks being receivable by tower support portion first member second shelf receiving slots, and said retaining hooks being engageable with the first member of the tower support portion to retain the shelf on said second side of the tower support portion, the first and second raised edge portions having a generally lower height along a front portion of the bottom portion of the shelf than along a back portion thereof near the tower support portion to provide enhanced user visibility of one or more devices received by a plurality of said shelves retained on the tower support portion, wherein the plurality of shelves are coupleable in a stacked, spaced vertical arrangement along the first member of the tower support portion, and
the tower support portion and the shelves further defining a plurality of first cable support apertures for support of and entry and exit of electronic cables to and from the vertical channel and the shelves and between the vertical channel and each shelf, the cable support apertures each providing managed electronic cable access for at least one electronic device supported by each shelf at spaced locations along the tower support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,076,049

CABLE PATHWAY SYSTEM FOR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A cable management system for a network cabinet, comprising:first and second air dams configured for mounting to a base frame of the network cabinet;
a docking assembly configured for connection to a front of the network cabinet, the docking assembly comprising a base frame defining an internal area;
a generally C-shaped cable tray connected to the docking assembly and disposed within the internal area; and
a generally U-shaped rear cable tray aligned with an aperture formed in the air dam and extending longitudinally from a rear surface of the air dam.

US Pat. No. 10,076,048

EXTERNAL ACCESSORY TO BE ATTACHED TO ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An external accessory that can be attached to and detached from an electronic apparatus which has a first power line and a second power line,the external accessory comprising:
a first power receiver that is configured to receive power through the first power line of the electronic apparatus;
a second power receiver that is configured to receive power through the second power line of the electronic apparatus;
a function execution circuit that executes a predetermined function; and
a control unit that controls the function execution circuit so as to reduce power consumption when the second power receiver is receiving power through the second power line, compared to power consumption when the first power receiver is receiving power through the first power line.

US Pat. No. 10,076,047

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CHASSIS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device chassis, configured to detachably dispose two electronic assemblies, the electronic device chassis comprising:a casing, comprising two accommodating zones arranged along an axis, the two electronic assemblies are configured to be detachably disposed at the two accommodating zones along the axis; and
two limitation mechanisms, rotatably disposed at the casing, wherein one of the limitation mechanisms is located near a side of each of the accommodating zones, the other one of the limitation mechanisms is located near another side opposite to the side of each of the accommodating zones, each of the limitation mechanisms comprises a first engaging portion and a linkage structure, in each of the limitation mechanisms, the first engaging portion is located near one of the accommodating zones and the linkage structure is located near the other one of the accommodating zones, so that when the limitation mechanism is rotated, the first engaging portion and the linkage structure enter or leave the two accommodating zones, respectively,
wherein the two electronic assemblies comprises two second engaging portions corresponding to the two first engaging portions, when the two electronic assemblies are disposed in the two accommodating zones, the two second engaging portions are located in rotating paths of the two first engaging portions, and a portion of each of the limitation mechanisms is located in a moving path of the corresponding electronic assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,076,046

ARRANGEMENT FOR MAKING CONTACT WITH A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An arrangement comprising:a housing,
a circuit board arranged in the housing, and
at least one flat contact configured to connect the circuit board with an electrical component arranged outside of the housing, wherein the housing comprises an opening through a wall of the housing that the flat contact protrudes from,
wherein the circuit board has an opening that the flat contact is configured to protrude through,
wherein the circuit board has a contact tab on a side facing away from the housing opening,
wherein a molded seal is in the housing opening and the molded seal encloses the flat contact, and
wherein the contact tab is connected with the flat contact in an electrically conductive manner.

US Pat. No. 10,076,045

IMPLEMENTING BACKDRILLING ELIMINATION UTILIZING ANTI-ELECTROPLATE COATING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for implementing enhanced via creation without creating a via barrel stub during printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing comprising:providing a printed circuit board (PCB); said printed circuit board (PCB) having an internal conductive trace;
forming a via extending through the printed circuit board (PCB) including the internal conductive trace; and
inserting a plug into the via extending from a first surface to below the internal conductive trace;
applying an anti-electroplate coating covering the walls of the via below the signal trace; said anti-electroplate coating eliminating via barrel stub creation during the PCB manufacturing; and
removing the plug and performing PCB plating.

US Pat. No. 10,076,044

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for manufacturing a multilayer wiring board, comprising:(1) a step of integrally laminating an inner layer material with an inner layer wiring pattern formed thereon, an insulating layer, and a metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern, and providing the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern and the insulating layer with a hole for a via hole from the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern to the inner layer wiring pattern, an overhang of the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern formed at an opening of the hole for a via hole, and lower space formed between the overhang of the metal foil and an inside wall of the hole for a via hole by using a conformal method or a direct laser method;
(2) a step of forming a base electroless plating layer within the hole for a via hole and on the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern, and then forming a via hole that connects the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern and the inner layer wiring pattern, by forming electrolytic filling plating layers; and
(3) a step of wiring the metal foil for an upper layer wiring pattern after the formation of the electrolytic filling plating layers to form the upper layer wiring pattern,
wherein the formation of the electrolytic filling plating layers in the step (2) is carried out by repeating change in electric current density of temporarily decreasing the electric current density of electrolytic filling plating in the middle of the electrolytic filling plating, and then increasing it again, two or more times before the electrolytic filling plating layers block the opening of the hole for a via hole.

US Pat. No. 10,076,043

WIRING BOARD SOLDERED WITH LEAD WIRE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING WIRING BOARD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a lead wire; and
a wiring board that includes a conductor and a resist layer covering the conductor,
wherein a portion of the wiring board is a land part which is not covered by the resist layer, the land part includes:
a groove part that does not include the conductor and is for positioning of the lead wire along a leading direction,
a first connecting part of the conductor disposed on a leading side of the lead wire in line with the groove part,
a second connecting part of the conductor disposed on an opposite side of the leading side of the lead wire in line with the groove part,
first end parts of the conductor disposed on the leading side of the lead wire, wherein the first ends parts are respectively disposed on opposite sides of the first connecting part and are connected by the first connecting part, and
second end parts of the conductor disposed on the opposite side of the leading side of the lead wire, wherein the second end parts are respectively disposed on opposite sides of the second connecting part and are connected by the second connecting part,
wherein the lead wire is mounted to the groove part and soldered to the land part in such a manner as to cover the groove part, and
wherein said lead wire is soldered to the first connecting part.

US Pat. No. 10,076,042

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SOLDER FLOW CONTROL IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL MICROSTRUCTURES

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

1. An electronic microstructure, comprising:a plurality of layers of a metal and one or more layers of a material that is non-wetting to one or more of a metallic solder and a conductive epoxy;
a mounting surface disposed at and including a selected one of the plurality of layers of metal;
a wick stop structure formed of one or more of the plurality of layers of the non-wetting material, disposed away from the mounting surface and within the microstructure, the wick stop structure configured to deter a flow of one or more of the metallic solder and the conductive epoxy from the mounting surface to a location on the microstructure beyond the location of the wick stop structure.

US Pat. No. 10,076,041

SOLDERING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A soldering device comprising:an adjustment member for changing a width between conveying rails to match a size of a conveying substrate to be soldered,
wherein the adjustment member includes:
a screw shaft that rotates;
a nut having a flange portion for connection, a fixed position of the nut to the screw shaft being changeable forward or backward by rotating the screw shaft; and
a rail-supporting member for supporting a rail which conveys the substrate, the rail-supporting member being fixed to the nut through the flange portion for connection and changing the width between the conveying rails to match the size of the conveying substrate,
wherein the nut contains a screw portion from a forward end thereof to a rear end thereof and includes at least one non-meshing part along whole thereof, the non-meshing part does not mesh with the screw shaft, and
wherein when changing the width between the rails for conveying the substrate by rotating the screw shaft, an adhered matter which is adhered to the screw shaft and is fixed thereto is scrapped by a ridge of the non-meshing part due to the rotation of the screw shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,076,040

PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A packaging structure of an electronic product, comprising:a supporting structure having a shape;
a flexible board stacked on the supporting structure, wherein an electronic device is disposed on the flexible board; and
a covering layer attached on the stacked supporting structure and flexible board, wherein the covering layer directly contacts the flexible board and directly covers the electronic device, wherein the covering layer comprises a thermoforming film and at least a function film stacked on the thermoforming film, wherein the function film is at least one of a decorative layer, a thermo-conducting layer, a shielding layer and a light diffusion layer,
wherein the thermoforming film has a shrinkage temperature and is thermally deformable when the thermoforming film is heated up to the shrinkage temperature to make the function film tightly attached on the flexible board, such that shapes of the flexible board and the covering layer conforms to the shape of the supporting structure, the flexible board and the electronic device are tightly interposed between the covering layer and the supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,076,039

METHOD OF FABRICATING PACKAGING SUBSTRATE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A method of fabricating a packaging substrate, comprising the steps of:providing a carrier board having two opposite surfaces, forming on each of the two opposite surfaces a plurality of first metal bumps having a first end and an opposite second end, and connecting the second end to the two opposite surfaces of the carrier board for a semiconductor chip to be disposed on the plurality of first metal bumps;
covering the two opposite surfaces of the carrier board and the plurality of first metal bumps with a first dielectric layer that has a plurality of first intaglios which exposes a top surface and side surface of the first end of the plurality of first metal bumps;
forming a conductive seedlayer on the first dielectric layer and the first end of the plurality of first metal bumps;
forming a metal layer on the conductive seedlayer;
removing a portion of the metal layer and the conductive seedlayer such that the top surface is co-planar with a top surface of the first dielectric layer which is opposite the carrier board, and the result of the removal of the portion of the metal layer and the conductive seed layer, forming a first circuit layer in the plurality of first intaglios;
forming a built-up structure on the first circuit layer and the first dielectric layer, forming a pair of upper and lower entire packaging substrates, and having a plurality of conductive pads on an outmost layer of the built-up structure for an external electronic device to be disposed on the plurality of conductive pads; and
removing the carrier board results in the pair of upper and lower entire packaging substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,076,038

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first circuit pattern layer formed at a first surface of the first insulating layer;
an adhesive layer provided on a second surface of the first insulating layer;
an electronic component disposed on the adhesive layer and enclosed by the first insulating layer and a second insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer; and
a first via formed to penetrate through the first insulating layer and connected to the first circuit pattern layer,
wherein the first circuit pattern layer comprises:
a first circuit pattern enclosed in the first insulating layer in such a way that one surface of the first circuit pattern is exposed through the first surface of the first insulating layer and remaining surfaces of the first circuit pattern excluding the one surface of the first circuit pattern are covered by the first insulating layer; and
a second circuit pattern spaced apart from the first circuit pattern and protruded from the first surface of the first insulating layer toward an opposite side of the first circuit pattern,
wherein one end of the first via is in contact with the other surface of the first circuit pattern opposite to the one surface of the first circuit pattern, and
wherein an interface is formed between the first via and the first circuit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,076,037

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:an electronic component having a side face and a face on which a plurality of first lands are arranged;
a printed wiring board having a face on which a plurality of second lands corresponding to the plurality of the first lands are arranged;
a plurality of pieces of first solder each of which electrically connects each of the plurality of the first lands to corresponding one of the plurality of the second lands;
second solder arranged outside of an outermost one of the plurality of pieces of the first solder; and
a thermosetting resin that covers at least a part of the second solder and adheres the side face of the electric component and the printed wiring board.

US Pat. No. 10,076,036

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR WITH VIA ELECTRODES INTERCONNECTING INTERNAL ELECTRODES AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

12. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body including dielectric layers and pluralities of first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked with one of the dielectric layers interposed between each pair of adjacent first and second internal electrodes; and
first, second, third, and fourth external electrodes disposed on at least one surface of the capacitor body, the first and second external electrodes electrically connected to the first internal electrodes and the third and fourth external electrodes electrically connected to the second internal electrodes,
wherein the capacitor body includes first and second via electrodes spaced apart from each other in the capacitor body,
wherein each of the second internal electrodes of the plurality of second internal electrodes contacts both of the first and second via electrodes, and
wherein the third and fourth external electrodes are disposed on a same surface of the capacitor body to be spaced apart from each other, and respectively contact an end portion of the first and second via electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,076,035

MINIATURIZED MULTI-PART COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A component, comprisinga carrier;
a plurality of functional structures on the carrier;
a plurality of thin-film covers, each of the plurality of thin-film covers being over a different one of the plurality of functional structures, wherein the plurality of functional structures comprises a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure, a microacoustic structure, a surface acoustic wave (SAW) structure, a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) structure, and a guided bulk acoustic wave (GBAW) structure; and
a circuit part over one of the plurality of thin-film covers, wherein the circuit part is connected to a functional structure of the plurality of functional structures by a lead.

US Pat. No. 10,076,033

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH CONNECTOR HEADER MOUNTED TO BOTTOM SURFACE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a printed circuit board;
an integrated circuit mounted on a first surface of the printed circuit board;
one or more vias that extend through the printed circuit board from the first surface to a second surface of the printed circuit board to provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit,
the second surface of the printed circuit board being opposite the first surface of the printed circuit board; and
a pin header that mechanically supports one or more pins that provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit,
the pin header being mounted to the second surface of the printed circuit board to mate the one or more pins with the one or more vias to provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit, and
the one or more vias including a via that is mated with a pin, of the one or more pins, that does not provide electrical connectivity for the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,076,032

SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having an insulating property;
a first conductive layer formed on at least one of surfaces of the base film by application of a conductive ink containing metal particles; and
a second conductive layer formed, by plating, on a surface of the first conductive layer, the surface being on a side opposite to the base film,
wherein a region near an interface between the base film and the first conductive layer contains a metal oxide species based on a metal of the metal particles and a metal hydroxide species based on the metal of the metal particles,
the metal oxide species in the region near the interface between the base film and the first conductive layer has a mass per unit area of 0.1 ?g/cm2 or more and 10 ?g/cm2 or less, and a mass ratio of the metal oxide species to the metal hydroxide species is 0.1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,076,031

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an insulating base substrate comprised of glass and through which extend a plurality of nickel-alloy through electrodes;
an electronic element which is electrically connected to the through electrodes and is mounted on one surface of the base substrate;
a lid which accommodates the electronic element and is bonded to the one surface of the base substrate; and
a plurality of external electrodes each covering a region ranging from an end face of one through electrode, which is exposed by the other surface of the base substrate, to the other surface in a vicinity of the end face,
wherein each external electrode includes a conductive film which covers a region ranging from the end face to the other surface in the vicinity of the end face, a first electrolytically plated film which is formed on a surface of the conductive film, and a second electrolytically plated film which is formed on a surface of the first electrolytically plated film, and
wherein the second electrolytically plated film is formed of tin or a tin alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,076,030

FLEXIBLE HYBRID SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A flexible hybrid substrate for a display comprising:an ultra-thin glass plate;
a first transparent thin film formed on one surface of the ultra-thin glass plate; and
a second transparent thin film formed on the other surface of the ultra-thin glass plate,
the second transparent thin film comprising a transparent conductive polymer;
wherein a thickness of the second transparent thin film is greater than a thickness of the first transparent thin film, and
the thickness of the first transparent thin film ranges from 10 nm to 500 nm, and the thickness of the second transparent thin film ranges from 2 ?m to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,076,029

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A method for producing a printed wiring board, comprising the following steps (A) to (C) in this order:(A) laminating, onto an internal layer substrate, an adhesive sheet which comprises a support formed of polyethylene terephthalate and a resin composition layer in contact with the support, so that the resin composition layer is in contact with the internal layer substrate;
(B) thermally curing said resin composition layer to form an insulating layer; and
(C) removing said support,
wherein
when said support is heated under the following heating condition, said support satisfies the following conditions (TD1) and (TD2) in a TD direction thereof,
heating condition: a temperature is increased from 20° C. to 100° C. at a rate of 8° C./minute, maintained at 100° C. for 30 minutes, then increased to 180° C. at a rate of 8° C./minute, and maintained at 180° C. for 30 minutes,
condition (TD1): a maximum expansion rate EATD (%) is 0.9% or less, and
Condition (TD2): a difference between the maximum expansion rate EATD (%) and an expansion rate at the end of heating EBTD (%), EATD?EBTD, is 0.5% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,076,028

SUBSTRATE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having insulating properties; and
a sintered layer formed of a plurality of metal particles, the sintered layer being stacked on at least one surface of the base film,
wherein a region of the sintered layer extending from an interface between the sintered layer and the base film to a position 500 nm or less from the interface has a porosity of 1% or more and 50% or less,
wherein a metal oxide derived from a metal of the metal particles, a group derived from the metal oxide, a metal hydroxide derived from the metal, or a group derived from the metal hydroxide is present in a vicinity of an interface between the base film and the sintered layer,
wherein the metal oxide or the group derived from the metal oxide in the vicinity of the interface between the base film and the sintered layer is present in an amount of 0.1 ?g/cm2 or more and 10 ?g/cm2 or less per unit area, and
wherein the metal oxide derived from the metal of the metal particles or the group derived from the metal oxide and the metal hydroxide derived from the metal or the group derived from the metal hydroxide are present,
the ratio of an amount of the metal oxide or the group derived from the metal oxide present to an amount of the metal hydroxide or the group derived from the metal hydroxide present is 0.1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,076,027

SUBSTRATE FOR CONNECTION AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., ...

1. A substrate for connection electrically connecting a display panel and a signal processing board which includes a circuit to control the display panel, wherein the display panel is provided with a plurality of the driver circuits to drive the display panel, the plurality of the driver circuits are disposed separately in the display panel, the substrate for connection is integrally formed, the substrate for connection comprises variable parts configured to change a distance between connection blocks in a connection terminal pitch direction, between the connection blocks, connection terminals in the connection blocks, the connection blocks positioned by the variable parts are connected to the plurality of driver circuits which are separately disposed, the substrate for connection does not have an active device disposed thereon, and the connection blocks and the plurality of driver circuits are connected in any one of a first form having the connection blocks which are not connected to the plurality of driver circuit between the connection blocks connected to the plurality of driver circuits in a first distance state in which the distance between the connection blocks is shortened by the variable parts, and a second form in which all the connection blocks are connected to the plurality of the driver circuits in a second distance state in which the distance between the connection blocks is elongated more than the first distance by the variable parts.

US Pat. No. 10,076,026

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An article comprising:a substrate having a first major surface;
an electrical conductor pattern on the first major surface of the substrate, the electrical conductor pattern comprising:
a plurality of separated pairs of separated first and second electrically conductive metallic traces, the first and second electrically conductive metallic traces of each pair of the plurality of pairs having a length of overlap relative to each other of at least 5 times their separation distance, and wherein there are at least 50 of the electrically conductive metallic traces/cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,076,025

STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board, comprising:a plurality of stretchable bases comprising:
a first stretchable base having a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, the first stretchable base having a first through opening, and
a second stretchable base having a third main surface and a fourth main surface opposite to the third main surface, the second stretchable base having a second through opening, the first stretchable base being joined with the second stretchable base such that the second main surface is opposed to the third main surface; and
a plurality of stretchable wiring portions comprising:
a first stretchable wiring portion, and
a second stretchable wiring portion,
wherein an entire of the first stretchable wiring portion and an entire of the second stretchable wiring portion are extended between the second main surface and the third main surface,
wherein the first stretchable wiring portion and the second stretchable wiring portion are integrally fused to each other and electrically connected therebetween,
wherein the first stretchable wiring portion is formed on the second main surface of the first stretchable base,
wherein the second stretchable wiring portion is formed on the third main surface of the second stretchable base,
wherein the first stretchable wiring portion and the second main surface overlap with the second through opening such that the first stretchable wiring portion is exposed through the second through opening in a direction toward the fourth main surface,
wherein the second stretchable wiring portion and the third main surface overlap with the first through opening such that the second stretchable wiring portion is exposed through the first through opening in a direction toward the first main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,076,024

DIFFERENTIAL INTERCONNECT WITH FIRST AND SECOND TRANSMISSION TRACES HAVING A BEND AND INCLUDING STUB TRACES CONNECTED TO THE TRANSMISSION TRACES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:a first electrical connection point and a second electrical connection point; and
a differential interconnect coupling the first electrical connection point to the second electrical connection point, the differential interconnect including:
a first transmission trace including a first interior edge and a first exterior edge opposite the first interior edge;
a second transmission trace substantially parallel with the first transmission trace and including a second interior edge and a second exterior edge opposite the second interior edge, the second interior edge facing the first interior edge; and
stub traces, individual stub traces coupled to one of the first transmission trace and the second transmission trace and projecting from one of the first interior edge, the first exterior edge, the second interior edge, and the second exterior edge, wherein a substantially equal number of stub traces project from the first exterior edge and the second exterior edge, and wherein at least twice as many stub traces project from the first and second exterior edges as project from the first and second interior edges;
wherein the differential interconnect forms a bend between the first and second electrical connection points, wherein a gap between adjacent stub traces proximate the bend is greater than a gap between adjacent stub traces not proximate the bend.

US Pat. No. 10,076,023

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) COMPARTMENT SHIELDING FOR COMPONENTS DISPOSED INSIDE OF SYSTEM ELECTRONIC PACKAGES

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A system module package comprising:a substrate;
first circuitry comprising at least one electrical component mounted on a surface of the substrate;
a first common electrical ground structure disposed on the surface of the substrate, the first common electrical ground structure having at least first, second, third and fourth portions; and
a first compartment electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield, the compartment EMI shield surrounding the first circuitry and extending over the first circuitry, the first compartment EMI shield comprising at least a first set of electrically-conductive wires, each wire having a first length that extends over and is spaced apart from said at least one electrical component and having second and third lengths that extend from opposite ends of the respective first length and connect to the first common electrical ground structure, the first lengths being substantially parallel to one another and being substantially parallel to a plane in which the surface of the substrate lies, the first compartment EMI shield attenuating a frequency or frequency range of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,076,022

NOISE REDUCING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A noise reducing electronic component to be used as mounted on a circuit board, comprising:a floating electrode disposed so as to be capacitively coupled to a ground conductor of the circuit board;
a radiation element connected to the floating electrode and configured to radiate electromagnetic waves; and
a shielding member made of magnetic material to shield the electromagnetic waves radiated from the radiation element,
the radiation element being made of a liner conductor having a tip end and a base end,
the base end being connected to the floating electrode, and
a lateral direction of the tip end and an extending direction of the radiation element from the tip end being covered with the shielding member.

US Pat. No. 10,076,021

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING HEAT DISSIPATION FROM A CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:an inductor including:
a ferromagnetic body; and
a first conductor which extends through the ferromagnetic body, wherein the first conductor forms fin structures on respective sides of the ferromagnetic body; and
a packaged device coupled to the inductor, the packaged device including:
a circuit board, disposed in a package mold, comprising a metal core including a first core portion and a second core portion which each comprise at least five percent of the metal core by volume, wherein an average thickness of all of the first core portion is at least two times an average thickness of all of the second core portion;
a circuit component disposed on the circuit board; and
a second conductor and a third conductor each extending from the package mold, wherein the circuit component is electrically coupled across the inductor via the second conductor and the third conductor, wherein the metal core is thermally coupled to transfer heat from the circuit component to the first conductor via the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,076,020

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PLASMA IGNITION WITH A SELF-RESONATING DEVICE

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. A method for igniting a process plasma, the method comprising:flowing an ignition gas into a plasma chamber;
providing at least one self-resonating device disposed relative to the plasma chamber and a power transformer coupled to the plasma chamber;
using the at least one self-resonating device to form at least one ignition plasma within the plasma chamber, the at least one ignition plasma causing at least partial ionization of the ignition gas; and
using the power transformer to inductively couple power to the plasma chamber, including to the at least one ignition plasma in the plasma chamber, and ignite the process plasma within the plasma chamber,
wherein the at least one self-resonating device enables the at least partial ionization of the ignition gas using reduced power during ignition of the process plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,076,019

PLASMA TORCH WITH IMPROVED COOLING SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING COOLING METHOD

Trafimet S.p.A., Castegn...

1. A plasma torch (1; 101; 201) comprising:(a) a nozzle (20) longitudinally aligned with an axis (X) and a through opening (21) suitable for use as an outlet for a plasma flow;
(b) a hollow electrode (19) positioned coaxially with the axis (X) and having a first end positioned proximal to the through-opening (21) of the nozzle (20) said hollow electrode (19) comprising an inner cavity (25) that extends at least partially along the axis (X);
(c) a first passageway (51, 52, 53) adapted to convey a carrier gas from a first duct (51) to an air space (53);
(d) a second passageway (56, 56a, 56b) adapted to convey a portion of said carrier gas from said air space (53) towards an outlet (60a, 60b) via said inner cavity (25) of said hollow electrode (19), and
(e) a third passageway between the hollow electrode (19) and the nozzle (20) adapted to convey a portion of said carrier gas from said air space (53) towards through-opening (21),
wherein the second passageway (56, 56a, 56a) is not in carrier gas flowable connection with the third passageway between said inner cavity (25) of said hollow electrode (19) and said outlet (60a, 60b).

US Pat. No. 10,076,018

DISCHARGE LAMP DRIVING DEVICE, PROJECTOR, AND DISCHARGE LAMP DRIVING METHOD

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A discharge lamp driving device comprising:a discharge lamp driving unit configured to supply a driving current to a discharge lamp including a first electrode and a second electrode; and
a control unit configured to control the discharge lamp driving unit,
wherein the driving current includes a first positive driving current which causes the first electrode to serve as an anode and a second negative driving current which causes the second electrode to serve as an anode,
wherein the control unit controls the discharge lamp driving unit so that the first positive driving current and the second negative driving current are alternately supplied to the discharge lamp, a period over which the first positive driving current is supplied is changed according to a periodic first pattern, and a period over which the second negative driving current is supplied is changed according to a periodic second pattern,
wherein the first pattern and the second pattern are patterns in which the length of the periods over which the respective driving current is supplied to the discharge lamp decreases over time within each cycle of the pattern, and
wherein the cycle of the first pattern is phase-shifted relative to the cycle of the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,076,017

METHOD FOR CREATING AMBIENCE LIGHTING EFFECT BASED ON DATA DERIVED FROM STAGE PERFORMANCE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for creating an ambience lighting effect during a live performance performed in a performance space, to be used in support of moving images in a display space wherein the display space comprises a screen configured to display the moving images and a display space light source configured to provide the ambience lighting effect, wherein the moving images are representative of the live performance, wherein the method comprises the steps of:creating ambience lighting effect input data from an analysis of a video shot by a video camera configured to monitor at least a part of an audience present in the performance space at the time of the live performance; and
displaying the moving images on the screen in the display space, wherein the display space is remote from the performance space, while creating in the display space with the display space light source the ambience lighting effect at least based on the ambience lighting effect input data created using the video of the live performance.

US Pat. No. 10,076,000

CONTROL OF COOKING APPLIANCE IN RESPONSE TO CONTROL-COMPARTMENT, COOLING FAN FAILURE

THE MIDDLEBY CORPORATION,...

5. A control system for a control-compartment cooling fan of an oven, the control system comprising:a tachometer for sensing the RPM level of a motor of the cooling fan;
a controller communicatively connected to the tachometer, the controller configured to
receive the sensed RPM level from the tachometer,
generate a first interrupt command when the sensed RPM level is less than a predetermined minimum RPM level that is indicative of a predetermined minimum fan speed, and
generate a second interrupt command when the sensed RPM level is greater than a predetermined maximum RPM level that is indicative of a predetermined maximum fan speed; and
a heating control element communicatively connected to the controller and configured to interrupt operation of a heating element in response to receiving one of the first and the second interrupt commands.

US Pat. No. 10,075,176

REDUCING RESIDUE SIGNALS IN ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A residue generation system for an analog to digital converter (ADC), the system comprising:a quantizer for digitizing an analog input to generate a digital output;
means for applying a first transfer function to the digital output generated by the quantizer to generate a digital input to a feedforward digital to analog converter (DAC), where the means for applying the first transfer function includes means for up-sampling the digital output from the quantizer by an up-sampling factor L;
the feedforward DAC for generating a feedforward path analog output based on the digital input;
means for applying a second, continuous-time, transfer function to the analog input to generate a forward path analog output; and
a subtractor for generating a residue signal based on the forward path analog output and the feedforward path analog output.

US Pat. No. 10,074,655

MEMORY DEVICE WITH MANUFACTURABLE CYLINDRICAL STORAGE NODE

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A method for fabricating a DRAM device, the method comprising:forming a transistor having a source/drain region in a semiconductor substrate;
forming a vertical conductive structure directly on the source/drain region;
forming a first layered structure on the vertical conductive structure, the first layered structure comprising at least a first dielectric layer;
forming a first hole in the first layered structure such that an upper surface portion of the vertical conductive structure is exposed;
forming a first capacitor dielectric layer within the first hole, the first capacitor dielectric layer partially filling the first hole;
forming a first conductive layer within the first hole and over the first capacitor dielectric layer, the first conductive layer partially filling the first hole;
etching the first conductive layer and the first capacitor dielectric layer using an anisotropic etch process such that a sidewall portion of the first conductive layer along the height of the first hole and a sidewall portion of the first capacitor dielectric layer along the height of the first hole remain and a bottom portion of the first conductive layer and a bottom portion of the first capacitor dielectric layer within the first hole are at least partially removed such that the upper surface portion of the vertical conductive structure is partially exposed;
forming a second conductive layer within the first hole and on the first conductive layer such that the second conductive layer is in direct contact with the first conductive layer and the vertical conductive structure, and such that the second conductive layer has an upper surface;
forming an upper capacitor structure on the second conductive layer, such that an electrode is formed in direct contact with the upper surface of the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,074,471

MAGNETIC ELEMENT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A magnetic element comprising a coil; and a magnetic body which allows a magnetic flux generated by said coil to pass therethrough, said coil being disposed inside said magnetic body and enclosed in said magnetic body,wherein said magnetic element is pot-shaped,
wherein in said magnetic body, a compression molded magnetic body is disposed at a portion that generates iron loss-caused heat to a high extent or a portion inferior in heat dissipation performance; and an injection molded magnetic body is disposed at a portion other than said portion where said compression molded magnetic body is disposed; and said compression molded magnetic body and said injection molded magnetic body are combined with each other, and
wherein said compression molded magnetic body is columnar; said compression molded magnetic body is disposed at an inside diameter side of said coil; said injection molded magnetic body is disposed at an outside diameter side of said coil; said coil is formed by winding a winding onto said compression molded magnetic body; an entire periphery of said coil except a side thereof facing said compression molded magnetic body is completely covered by said injection molded magnetic body; and both end surfaces of a column which is said compression molded magnetic body are exposed to a surface of said magnetic body composed of said compression molded and injection molded bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,074,436

MEMORY DEVICE AND DATA READING METHOD THEREOF

Winbound Electronics Corp...

1. A memory device, comprising:a memory array;
an address generator, generating an address signal;
a data access circuit, coupled to the memory array and the address generator, and performing a reading operation on the memory array according to an external clock signal and the address signal so as to output read data, wherein the reading operation comprises a plurality of operating procedures; and
a dummy circuit, coupled to the data access circuit and the address generator, and executing the operating procedures according to the address signal, so as to estimate time points at which the data access circuit completes each of the operating procedures, wherein the dummy circuit enables the data access circuit to execute a next operating procedure when completing an operating procedure,
wherein the data access circuit comprises:
a row decoder, coupled to the memory array, the dummy circuit and the address generator, and selectively driving a word line of the memory array according to the address signal;
a column decoder, coupled to the memory array, the dummy circuit and the address generator, and selectively driving a bit line of the memory array according to the address signal;
a sense circuit, coupled to the dummy circuit and the column decoder, and enabled by the dummy circuit to sense data corresponding to the address signal so as to generate sensed data;
an error correction circuit, coupled to the dummy circuit and the sense circuit, and enabled by the dummy circuit to perform an error correction on the sensed data so as to output corrected data; and
a register, coupled to the dummy circuit and the error correction circuit, and enabled by the dummy circuit to temporarily store the corrected data.

US Pat. No. 10,074,118

POINT-AND-SHOOT PRODUCT LISTER

OVERSTOCK.COM, Inc., Sal...

1. A method of posting listing content using a wireless mobile device, the method comprising:(a) generating a user interface on a display of the wireless mobile device in an offline environment via a mobile listing product;
(b) in response to user input received through the user interface in an offline environment, capturing at least one image about a product in a memory of the wireless mobile device via the mobile listing product;
(c) in response to user input received through the user interface in an offline environment, receiving descriptive product information regarding the product in a memory of the wireless mobile device, wherein the at least one image is automatically associated with the descriptive product information by the mobile listing product;
(d) transmitting the descriptive product information and the associated at least one image from the memory of the wireless mobile device to a computer server over a network;
(e) in response to receiving the descriptive product information and the associated at least one image from the wireless mobile device, automatically generating, by the computer server, proposed listing content based on the descriptive product information and the associated at least one image;
(f) receiving the proposed listing content for the product from the computer server over the network in the memory of the wireless mobile device;
(g) displaying the proposed listing content for the product on the display of the wireless mobile device;
(h) prompting a user to accept or reject the proposed listing content for inclusion in a listing with the captured listing content;
(i) forming a communication with the captured proposed listing content in a memory of the wireless mobile device in response to user input received through the user interface, said captured proposed listing content being automatically included in the communication;
(j) transmitting the communication from the memory of the wireless mobile device to the computer server over a communications network;
(k) forming the listing, the listing comprising the proposed listing content accepted by the user; and
(l) posting the listing on a listing database accessible by a third party.

US Pat. No. 10,073,520

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTION USING HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY SYSTEM

Sony Mobile Communication...

6. A system for displaying of a holographic image of an object in a predefined area comprising:at least one positioning unit configured for:
detecting positions of a plurality of viewers within said predefined area; and
detecting the eye position of each viewer;
at least one sensor configured for detecting the environmental conditions within said predefined area;
a processing unit configured for:
collecting data comprising said detected positions of viewers and detected environmental conditions;
determining a triangular field of vision of each viewer present in said area based on a view span of a depth camera of a respective optical head mounted device of each viewer present; and
determining a location for displaying said holographic image of said object based on said collected data and said determined triangular field of vision of each viewer present, wherein said determined location includes an area calculated as an area that is common to, and most covered by, overlapping areas of the determined triangular field of vision of each viewer present; and
a display unit assigned to each viewer within said predefined area, wherein said display unit is configured for displaying said holographic image of said object at said determined location.

US Pat. No. 10,073,493

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY PANEL

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A device comprisingcircuitry configured to:
receive a first input from one or more touch sensors included in a display panel;
determine, based on the first input from the one or more touch sensors, whether a first touch operation is performed within a predetermined distance from an edge portion of the display panel at which no icon is displayed;
control, only when it is determined that the first touch operation was performed within the predetermined distance from the edge portion of the display panel, the display panel to initiate simultaneous display of a screen pad and a pointer within an interface on the display panel such that the screen pad is displayed at a position on the display panel at which the first touch operation is performed;
determine, based on a second input received from the one or more touch sensors, whether a second touch operation is performed within a portion of the display panel corresponding to the displayed screen pad;
control, when the second touch operation is performed within the screen pad and based on features of the second touch operation, at least one of a movement of the pointer and an operation of the device; and
control the display panel such that the screen pad and the pointer are displayed until a subsequent touch operation is detected in a portion of the display panel that does not correspond to the displayed screen pad and such that the screen pad and the pointer are thereafter caused to disappear from the interface on the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,073,052

ION CONCENTRATION SENSOR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An ion concentration sensor, comprising:a supporting substrate;
a plurality of sensing sections having a sensing surface with which a test object is to be brought into contact, each of the plurality of sensing sections being sensitive to ions of the test object;
a semiconductor layer provided between the supporting substrate and the plurality of sensing sections;
a plurality of transistors which are configured to read out and transfer respective analog signals which vary in accordance with amounts of ions sensed by the respective plurality of sensing sections; and
an analog to digital conversion circuit which converts, into respective digital signals, the analog signals transferred from the respective plurality of transistors,
the plurality of sensing sections, the plurality of transistors, and the analog to digital conversion circuit being provided above the supporting substrate,
the plurality of transistors being provided on the semiconductor layer,
each of the plurality of transistors having a corresponding gate provided on a first surface of the semiconductor layer,
the analog to digital conversion circuit being provided on the semiconductor layer,
the sensing surface being provided on a second surface of the semiconductor layer, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,072,861

CLEAN WORK DEVICE

JAPAN TISSUE ENGINEERING ...

1. A clean work device for use in a predetermined work sequentially performed on different objects, comprising:a work area disposed in a conveyance path of the object, the work area having an inlet and an outlet in the conveyance path, a downflow air curtain being provided at least at the inlet and the outlet, the downflow air curtain blowing out of an air outlet port and being sucked by an air suction port that faces the air outlet port;
a conveyor configured to repeatedly perform an operation that moves a placement surface on which the object is placed from the inlet side of the work area into the work area and, thereafter, moves the placement surface from an outlet side of the work area to the outside of the work area and, subsequently, moves back the placement surface to the inlet side again;
a cleaning device comprising cleaning chambers configured to clean the placement surface during a period of time from when the conveyor moves the placement surface to the outside of the work area and through the cleaning chambers until the conveyor moves back the placement surface to the inlet side of the work area;
a clean area that includes the work area, the clean area extending upstream and downstream of the work area; and
buffering areas provided on an upstream side and a downstream side of the clean area.

US Pat. No. 10,072,710

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR BEARING DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A bearing device comprising:a rolling bearing having an outer ring and an inner ring;
an outer ring spacer disposed adjacent to the outer ring;
an inner ring spacer disposed adjacent to the inner ring;
the outer ring and the outer ring spacer adapted to be fitted to a housing;
the inner ring and the inner ring spacer adapted to be fitted to a rotary shaft; and
a cooling structure comprising a nozzle provided in the outer ring spacer, the nozzle being configured to inject a cooling fluid toward an outer circumferential surface of the inner ring,
wherein an injection port side of the nozzle is inclined forwardly in a rotation direction of the inner ring by an inclination angle ? relative to an axial direction, the inclination angle ? being within a range of 50° to 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,072,709

CARRIER ROLLER BEARING SYSTEM OF A CARRIER ROLLER OF A ROLLER HEARTH FURNACE, CARRIER ROLLER HANDLING SYSTEM FOR SWITCHING ROLLER BEARINGS AND PROCESS FOR SWITCHING ROLLER BEARINGS

LOI THERMPROCESS GMBH, E...

1. A roller bearing handling system for replacement or exchange of a roller bearing of a roller hearth furnace comprising:a base support,
a pivot support arranged on the base support, and
a first roller bearing handling element that is arranged or placed on the pivot support and which can lift a roller bearing,
wherein the pivot support is arranged on the base support and is able to swivel about a stationary pivot point relative to the base support,
a second carrier roller bearing handling element is arranged on the base support for the purpose of handling a roller bearing, and is able to be adjusted between a handling position, in which the second roller bearing handling element can be mechanically coupled and connected in a form-locking manner with the roller bearing for roller bearing replacement and a release position in which the mechanical coupling and form-locking connection between the roller bearing and the carrier roller bearing handling element is released,
wherein the second roller bearing handling element has at least one U-shaped locking element, which is designed to be connected in a form-locking manner with a cone-shaped coupling element of a roller bearing in the handling position.

US Pat. No. 10,072,511

ENGINE NACELLE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A nacelle for a jet engine comprisingan inner surface defining an opening for air to flow to an engine intake,
an outer surface positioned external to the inner surface, and
a leading surface circumscribing the opening, the leading surface connecting the inner surface and the outer surface, the leading surface defining a line of stagnation and formed to include a plurality of vortex generators positioned on leading surface along the line of stagnation,
wherein the vortex generators comprise a plurality of tabs extending from the leading surface, the tabs oriented to disrupt air flow flowing laterally across the leading surface,
wherein the tabs comprise a body and a plurality of leading edges that are generally perpendicular to the line of stagnation, and
wherein each of the tabs has converging sides that each terminate in the leading edges.

US Pat. No. 10,072,409

BACKFLOW PREVENTION APPARATUS

TLV CO., LTD., Hyogo (JP...

1. A backflow prevention apparatus installed at a wastewater drainage system that extends in a vertical direction, the backflow prevention apparatus being provided with:a check valve and a float-type backflow prevention valve, these being installed in this order from an upstream location in the wastewater drainage system;
wherein the check valve comprises
a valve seat that is open in a vertical direction;
a valve member that is disposed below the valve seat, that closes the valve at the valve seat as a result of being made to come in contact with the valve seat due to an upwardly directed restoring force, and that opens the valve at the valve seat as a result of being made to fall when the restoring force is overcome by a hydraulic head of wastewater at a location upstream therefrom; and
a restoring force exerting member that exerts the upwardly directed restoring force on the valve member; and
wherein the float-type backflow prevention valve is disposed below the check valve and comprises
an annular valve seat that is open in a vertical direction;
a float that is disposed so as to be capable of movement in a vertical direction below the annular valve seat, that rises in accompaniment to a rise in a water level of wastewater and closes the opening at the annular valve seat to close the valve at the annular valve seat, and that falls in accompaniment to a fall in a water level of wastewater and opens the opening at the annular valve seat to open the valve at the annular valve seat;
a guide member that guides rising and falling movement of the float; and
a constraining member that constrains a lowermost position of the float,
the guide member includes a plurality of guide rods extending in the vertical direction and being disposed around the float, and
the constraining member is a base extending in a horizontal direction, inserted in bottom end portions of the guide rods to be supported by nuts, and includes a plurality of through-holes to thereby allow wastewater to pass therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,071,990

SITE-SPECIFIC ORTHOGONAL LABELING OF THE CARBOXY TERMINUS OF ?-TUBULIN IN LIVE CELLS

The Research Foundation f...

1. A method for labeling microtubules in living cells, comprising incubating the living cells with tyrosine hydrazide for a sufficient time for the tyrosine hydrazide to be ligated to alpha tubulin by tubulin tyrosine ligase, and then adding a cell membrane permeable label comprising a rosamine aldehyde, wherein the hydrazide of the tyrosine hydrazide spontaneously reacts with the aldehyde or ketone of the label to form a covalent bond.

US Pat. No. 10,071,965

PYRIDONE FABI INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION F...

1. A 4-pyridone compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,071,957

N-SUBSTITUTED BENZAMIDES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,071,755

HOUSING DEVICE FOR A MAGNET BODY FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC OR PERMANENTLY MAGNETIC RAIL BRAKE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC OR PERMANENTLY MAGNETIC RAIL BRAKE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE

1. A housing device for a magnet body for an electromagnetic or permanently magnetic rail brake for a rail vehicle, the housing device comprising:a first cable through opening for leading through a first electrical connector cable (A) into the magnet body, wherein a first axial extent axis of the first cable through opening is arranged at an acute inclination angle (?) with regard to a main surface of the housing device, which is adjacent with respect to the first cable through opening, and
wherein the first cable through opening is arranged in the center of the rail brake within a tolerance range.

US Pat. No. 10,071,698

POWER DISTRIBUTION MODULE FOR USE IN A VEHICLE

Motor Coach Industries Li...

12. A vehicle power distribution module, the vehicle power distribution module comprising:a plurality of input terminals comprising:
a first input terminal adapted for connection to a hot input from a first power supply;
a second input terminal adapted for connection to a switched input from the first power supply;
a third input terminal adapted for connection to a hot input from a second power supply; and
a fourth input terminal adapted for connection to a switched input from the second power supply;
wherein the voltage of the first power supply is different than the voltage of the second power supply;
a first plurality of output terminals, wherein each output terminal of the first plurality of output terminals is connected to one of the first input terminal, the second input terminal, the third input terminal, or the fourth input terminal; and
a first plurality of fuses, wherein a single fuse of the first plurality of fuses is connectable between each output terminal of the first plurality of output terminals and the respective input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,071,214

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUBE OR CATHETER PLACEMENT

SONARMED INC., Carmel, I...

1. A leak detection system for tube placement, the system comprising:a tube;
an inflatable cuff coupled to the tube;
a microphone at only one location coupled to the tube and configured to detect acoustic waves generated by vibrations from a passage of air between the inflatable cuff and an anatomical conduit when inserted in the anatomical conduit; and
a microprocessor having a memory and the microprocessor coupled to the microphone and configured to compare the acoustic waves to a baseline expected sound profile stored in the memory and determine that a leak around the inflatable cuff is present when the acoustic waves are in addition to the expected sound profile, the baseline expected profile is established by detection of a frequency range over a duration of time, such that the expected baseline sound profile defines an absence of a backflow of the air and other fluids caused by leakage past the cuff.

US Pat. No. 10,071,202

MEDICAL DEVICE DATA INTEGRATION APPARATUS AND METHODS

Baxter International Inc....

1. A networked healthcare system comprising:a renal failure therapy machine communicatively coupled to a hospital information system configured to:
perform a renal failure therapy treatment for a patient,
determine at least one renal failure therapy parameter related to the renal failure therapy treatment including an ultrafiltration rate at which fluid is removed from the patient,
determine a renal failure therapy timestamp for the at least one renal failure therapy parameter, and
transmit the at least one renal failure therapy parameter, a patient identifier of the patient, and the renal failure therapy timestamp to the hospital information system;
an infusion pump communicatively coupled to the hospital information system configured to:
perform an infusion treatment for the same patient concurrently with the renal failure therapy machine,
determine at least one infusion parameter related to the infusion treatment including an infusion rate at which fluid is infused into the patient,
determine an infusion timestamp for the at least one infusion parameter, and
transmit the at least one infusion parameter, the patient identifier, and the infusion timestamp to the hospital information system;
a monitor associated with the patient and communicatively coupled to the hospital information system, the monitor configured to:
receive the at least one renal failure therapy parameter, the patient identifier, and the renal failure therapy timestamp,
receive the at least one infusion parameter, the patient identifier, and the infusion timestamp,
determine the at least one renal failure therapy parameter and the at least one infusion parameter are to be displayed at a combination user interface based on the patient identifier,
determine a difference parameter based on a difference between the at least one infusion parameter and the at least one renal failure therapy parameter,
display, at the combination user interface, the at least one renal failure therapy parameter within a renal failure therapy timeline,
display, at the combination user interface, the at least one infusion parameter within an infusion timeline that is aligned with the renal failure therapy timeline, and
display, at the combination user interface, the difference parameter within a difference timeline that is aligned with the renal failure therapy timeline and the infusion timeline.

US Pat. No. 10,070,783

INDUCED HIGH ORDER ABERRATIONS CORRESPONDING TO GEOMETRICAL TRANSFORMATIONS

AMO Development, LLC, Sa...

1. A system for developing a lens that mitigates a vision condition of an eye of a patient, the system comprising:a wavefront sensor that captures an image of the eye of the patient; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the wavefront sensor, wherein the processor:
receives, from the sensor, the image of the eye,
calculates, based on the image of the eye, a first wavefront map of the eye that corresponds to a first geometrical configuration of the eye in an evaluation context,
selects, based on the first wavefront map, a basis function that can be separated into a product of a first set of radial polynomials and a first triangular function,
calculates for the first wavefront map an original set of coefficients of the basis function;
determines a second wavefront map of the eye that corresponds to a second geometrical configuration of the eye in a treatment context,
calculates a transformed set of coefficients for the basis function based on the original set of coefficients, the second geometrical configuration of the eye, the first set of radial polynomials and the first triangular function wherein each coefficient of the transformed set of coefficients is based on a corresponding coefficient of the original set of coefficients and a corresponding polynomial, and
calculates a prescription for a lens based on the transformed set of coefficients, wherein the prescription mitigates the vision condition of the eye of the patient; and
a fabrication system that produces the lens according to the prescription.
US Pat. No. 10,072,060

ISLET AMYLOID POLYPEPTIDES WITH IMPROVED SOLUBILITY

The Research Foundation f...

1. An isolated mutant-human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID NO: 9, SEQ ID NO: 10 and SEQ ID NO: 11.

US Pat. No. 10,076,034

ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. An electronic structure, comprising:a first board structure;
a first contact pad disposed on the first board structure;
a first joint member disposed on the first contact pad, wherein the first joint member has a first Young's modulus;
a second joint member disposed on the first joint member, wherein the second joint member has a second Young's modulus, and the second Young's modulus is greater than the first Young's modulus; and
a third joint member in contact with the second joint member, wherein the third joint member has a third Young's modulus, and the second Young's modulus is greater than the third Young's modulus.

US Pat. No. 10,076,016

NETWORK CONNECTED LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING SYSTEM

LumaStream Canada ULC, C...

1. A lighting system comprising:a local network control apparatus including a wired communication interface and a wireless communication interface;
a set of light emitting diode (LED) drivers, the set of LED drivers in communication with the local network control apparatus;
a set of peripheral interface and power distribution (PIPD) apparatus, each of the set of PIPD apparatus associated with one of the set of LED drivers;
a set of light fixtures, the light fixtures controlled by one of the set of PIPD apparatus;
a remote network control apparatus in communication with the local network control apparatus; and
an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway, the IoT gateway including apparatus for communicating, via an internet communication protocol, with the remote network control apparatus;
wherein the local network control apparatus controls the set of light fixtures based on communication from the remote network control apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,076,015

LUMINAIRE WITH RADIO MODULE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A luminaire comprising:a light source operable to emit a beam of light; and
a radio module operable to emit a radio beam comprising a radio signal, using a frequency band within a range of 30 GHz to 300 GHz;
wherein the light source and radio module are operable to emit the light beam and radio beam so as to be substantially coincident in space; and
wherein the light source is configured to use the light beam to provide embedded information about the radio module, the radio beam and/or the radio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,076,014

LIGHT SWITCH CONTROLLING LIGHT SOURCE VIA WIRELESS TRANSMISSION

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A light switch comprising:a stimulus detector configured to:
detect a first stimulus received at a user interface and being of a first stimulus type, wherein the first stimulus includes a user input or motion stimulus; and
detect a second stimulus received at the user interface and being of a second stimulus type, wherein the second stimulus includes another user input or another motion stimulus, the second stimulus type being different than first stimulus type;
a light controller configured to, in response to detecting the first stimulus, cause a first action type, the first action type including an output of a first light source to change, wherein the first light source is electrically connected to the light controller; and
a wireless transmitter configured to, in response to detecting the second stimulus, cause a second action type, the second action type including wirelessly transmitting a communication indicative of the detection of the second stimulus, wherein the transmission is sent to each of one or more other devices, wherein the one or more other devices includes a master light switch, and wherein the communication is transmitted to a remote gateway or cloud server in wireless communication with the light switch and with the master light switch, wherein the transmission of the communication facilitates a change to an output of a second light source electrically connected to another device of the one or more other devices.

US Pat. No. 10,076,013

PORTABLE LIGHT SOURCE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A control unit for use in a lighting system that comprises at least one fixed light source and at least one portable light source, each providing a respective light output; the control unit comprising:a localization module configured to detect when the portable lighting device is within a predetermined vicinity of the fixed light source; and
a controller configured to select between different roles for the portable light source with respect to the fixed light source, the roles comprising (i) an independent role in which the light output of the portable light source and fixed light source are controlled independently of one another, and (ii) a slave role in which the light output of the portable light source is adjusted in dependence on the light output of the fixed light source;
wherein the controller is configured to switch to the slave role for the portable light source in response to said detection that the portable light source is within said predetermined vicinity of the fixed light source;
wherein in the slave role the light output of the portable light source is adjusted to become more similar or dissimilar to the light output of the fixed light source in terms of one or more properties,
wherein the controller is configured to select between different behavior types, the behavior types comprising:
a first behavior type wherein in the slave role the light output of the portable light source is adjusted to become more similar to the light output of the fixed light source in terms of one or more properties, or in a master role the light output of the fixed light source is adjusted to become more similar to the light output of the portable light source in terms of one or more properties; and
a second behavior type wherein in the slave role the light output of the portable light source is adjusted to become more dissimilar to the light output of the fixed light source in terms of one or more properties, or in the master role the light output of the fixed light source is adjusted to become more dissimilar to the light output of the portable light source in terms of one or more properties.

US Pat. No. 10,076,012

OCCUPANCY SENSOR WITH SELECTIVE DETECTION

Leviton Manufacturing Co....

1. An occupancy sensor, comprising:an occupancy sensor housing; and
a plurality of occupancy sensing elements located in the occupancy sensor housing, a first of the occupancy sensing elements being positioned to sense an occupancy condition of a first monitored space, a second of the occupancy sensing elements being positioned to sense an occupancy condition of a second monitored space;
wherein the first and second occupancy sensing elements are capable of being independently switched ON and OFF for selectively sensing the first and second monitored spaces via a device positioned within the occupancy sensor housing, the device being selected from one of a communication receiver, a dip switch, a potentiometer (pot) or a rotary switch; and
wherein switching ON the first occupancy sensing element enables the occupancy sensor to control at least one load based on the occupancy condition of the first monitored space while switching ON the second occupancy sensing element enables the sensor to control at least one load based on the occupancy condition of the second monitored space.

US Pat. No. 10,076,011

COLOR ADJUSTMENT BASED ON DALI DIM LEVEL COMMAND

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method of adjusting a correlated color temperature (CCT) of a light provided by a lighting fixture, the method comprising:receiving, by a DALI command converter device, a DALI dim level command indicating a dim level for the light provided by the lighting fixture;
providing, by the DALI command converter device, a first output signal to adjust a dim level of a first light emitted by a first light emitting diode (LED) light source to a first dim level; and
providing, by the DALI command converter device, a second output signal to adjust a dim level of a second light emitted by a second LED light source to a second dim level that is different from the first dim level, wherein the first output signal and the second output signal are 0-to-10 volt dim control signals, wherein the light provided by the lighting fixture is a combination of the first light and the second light, and wherein the DALI command converter device generates the first output signal and the second output signal based on the DALI dim level command.

US Pat. No. 10,076,010

LIGHTING DEVICE, AND LUMINAIRE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a power supply circuit including two output terminals and configured to output a DC voltage through the two output terminals to supply a DC power to a light source that includes at least one solid-state light emitting element;
a constant current circuit including
a series circuit of a transistor and a detection resistor configured to be electrically connected in series with the light source between the two output terminals, and
a current regulator configured to control the transistor to adjust a current flowing through the series circuit so that a voltage across the detection resistor is equal to a reference voltage;
a reference setter configured to adjust the reference voltage in accordance with a dimming instruction value corresponding to a desired dimming level of the light source indicated by a dimming signal; and
a limiting resistor to be connected in parallel to the light source, wherein
the reference setter is configured to set the reference voltage to a sum of a first voltage and a second voltage,
the first voltage is equal to a voltage developing across the detection resistor as a result of a first current flowing through the detection resistor, the first current having a same magnitude as a current supplied to the light source so that a current dimming level of the light source is equal to the dimming instruction value, and
the second voltage is equal to a voltage developing across the detection resistor as a result of a second current flowing through the detection resistor, the second current having a same magnitude as a current flowing from the limiting resistor to the transistor while the light source is on.

US Pat. No. 10,076,009

LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting system comprising:a power providing unit for providing power to a lighting device, wherein the power providing unit is operable in different operational modes,
the lighting device, wherein the lighting device has a first USB-PD connector,
a second USB-PD connector electrically connected with the power providing unit and being adapted to be connected with the first USB-PD connector for generating a connection via which the provided power is receivable by the lighting device,
a connection feature determination unit for determining a connection feature value being indicative of a feature of the connection formed by the first USB-PD connector and the second USB-PD connector, wherein the connection feature value indicates the quality of a thermal coupling of the connection, and
a controlling system for controlling the lighting system, wherein the controlling system is adapted to control, in which operational mode the power providing unit is operated, depending on the determined connection feature value.

US Pat. No. 10,076,008

OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPRISING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

EASII IC, Grenoble (FR)

1. An optoelectronic circuit intended to receive, between a first node and a second node, a variable voltage containing an alternation of rising positive phases and of falling positive phases, the optoelectronic circuit comprising:a plurality of light-emitting diodes series-assembled between the first node and a third node;
a first current limitation/regulation circuit assembled between the third node and the second node;
a switching circuit coupling the third node to at least certain light-emitting diodes of the plurality of light-emitting diodes;
a capacitor comprising first and second plates, the first plate being connected to the first node;
a first diode having its cathode connected to the second plate and having its anode coupled to the second node; and
a second diode having its anode connected to the second plate and having its cathode coupled to a second current limitation/regulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,076,007

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING BRIGHTNESS OF MOBILE PHONE SCREEN

GUANGZHOU XINGPU ELECTRON...

1. An apparatus for controlling brightness of a mobile phone screen, comprising a mobile phone screen display processing unit and further comprising a mobile phone screen brightness control unit connected to the mobile phone screen display processing unit, wherein the mobile phone screen brightness control unit particularly comprises:a light source module, configured to provide a light source for the screen;
a rectifier processing module connected to the light source module, configured to rectify an input power source;
a silicon-controlled dimmer connected to the rectifier processing module, configured to adjust brightness of the light source; and
a first constant current controller processing module connected to the rectifier processing module and the light source module, configured to provide an anode forward current necessary to sustain conduction of the silicon-controlled dimmer; wherein the light source module particularly comprises: a first light string and a second constant current controller processing module to perform constant current control on the first light string; wherein the first constant current controller processing module particularly comprises: a first constant current controller and a first resistor, and the second constant current controller processing module particularly comprises: a second constant current controller and a second resistor, the first resistor is connected to the second resistor via point C, one end of the second constant current controller is connected to the cathode of the first light string and the other end thereof is grounded, and the control terminal B is grounded via the second resistor, the positive phase output end of the rectifier processing module is connected to one end of the first constant current controller and the anode of the first light string, the negative phase output end of the rectifier processing module is connected to other end of the first constant current controller and then grounded, the control terminal A of the first constant current controller is grounded via the first resistor and the second resistor, when the first constant current controller detects that the voltage at point A is below the voltage at point C, the first constant current controller is switched off, when the first constant current controller detects that the voltage at point A is above the voltage at point C, the first constant current controller is switched on, to provide an anode forward current necessary to sustain conduction of the silicon-controlled dimmer.

US Pat. No. 10,076,006

SEGMENTAL DRIVING OF LIGHT EMITTING CIRCUITS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A driver adapted to connect to light emitting circuits and for driving the light emitting circuits, the driver comprising:a bypass switching circuit for guiding a bypass current signal which bypasses all light emitting circuit during an initial time-interval, amplitudes of a mains signal for feeding the driver being in an initial range and less than a minimum voltage amplitude across a first light emitting circuit to start emitting light during the initial time-interval,
a first switching circuit for guiding a first current signal through the first light emitting circuit during a first time-interval, amplitudes of the mains signal being in a first range during the first time-interval, the amplitudes of the mains signal in the first range being larger than the amplitudes of the mains signal in the initial range,
a second switching circuit for guiding a second current signal through a series connection of the first light emitting circuit and a second light emitting circuit during a second time-interval, amplitudes of the mains signal being in a second range during the second time-interval, the amplitudes of the mains signal in the second range being larger than the amplitudes of the mains signal in the first range,
an adaptation circuit for adapting an amplitude of the bypass current signal during the initial time-interval and for adapting an amplitude of the first current signal during the first time-interval and for adapting an amplitude of the second current signal during the second time-interval so that the bypass current substantially follows the mains signal at least in the form,
wherein the bypass switching circuit comprising a bypass current switch and comprising a bypass control circuit for controlling the bypass current switch, the first switching circuit comprising a first current switch and comprising a first control circuit for controlling the first current switch, and the second switching circuit comprising a second current switch and comprising a second control circuit for controlling the second current switch, and a bypass voltage divider comprising three resistors and first and second intermediate contacts, a control electrode of the bypass current switch being coupled to the first intermediate contact, and a control electrode of the bypass control switch being coupled to the second intermediate contact, the first control circuit comprising a first control switch and a first voltage divider comprising three resistors and first and second intermediate contacts, a control electrode of the first current switch being coupled to the first intermediate contact, and a control electrode of the first control switch being coupled to the second intermediate contact, and the second control circuit comprising a second control switch and a second voltage divider comprising three resistors and first and second intermediate contacts, a control electrode of the second current switch being coupled to the first intermediate contact, and a control electrode of the second control switch being coupled to the second intermediate contact.

US Pat. No. 10,076,005

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH FACETED REFLECTOR

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising a light emitting element and a reflector, the reflector comprising:a first opening surrounding the light emitting element and a second opening;
reflector side walls forming the first and second openings, the reflector side walls divergently extending from the first opening away from the light emitting element to the second opening; and
corner facets contacting an adjacent pair of reflector side walls at the first opening, wherein each corner facet is positioned interior relative to a corresponding reflector corner formed by the adjacent pair of reflector side walls at the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,076,004

MICROWAVE OVEN

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A microwave oven comprising:a heating chamber for accommodating a heating object;
a magnetron for heating the heating object accommodated in the heating chamber;
a blower for cooling the magnetron;
a temperature detection device for detecting a temperature of the magnetron; and
a control device to control an output power of the magnetron on the basis of temperature information output from the temperature detection device,
wherein the temperature detection device is disposed inside a cooling fin of the magnetron, and the control device controls the magnetron on the basis of the temperature information obtained before cooking is started,
wherein the control device sets a threshold temperature value differently in dependence on the temperature information obtained before cooking is started, and
wherein the control device determines a load operating condition and a no load operating condition of the microwave oven based on the threshold temperature value.

US Pat. No. 10,076,003

INDUCTION COOKING APPLIANCE

Kenyon International, Inc...

1. A system for operation of an induction stove, comprising:an AC to DC voltage converter receiving AC voltage from a power input and generating a DC voltage;
a filter having an input coupled to an output of said AC to DC voltage converter, said filter receiving and smoothing the generated DC voltage;
a voltage sensing unit coupled to an output of said filter, said voltage sensing unit receiving the smoothed DC voltage and including an optocoupler;
a processor coupled to the voltage sensing unit for receiving voltage information from said voltage sensing unit and controlling at least one of an input voltage, an input current, and an oscillation frequency of at least one heating coil of the induction stove based at least in part on said voltage information;
a heating coil,
a cook-top having an upper surface adapted to receive a cooking vessel thereon, and
a mat positioned on the upper surface of said cook-top, said mat having a lower side adapted to be in contact with the upper surface of said cook-top and an upper side adapted to have a cooking vessel placed thereon, said mat having a thermally insulating portion and a thermally transmissive portion;
said thermally transmissive portion overlaying a portion of the upper surface of said cook-top beneath which said heating coil is positioned;
said thermally insulating portion comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion overlaying a portion of the upper surface of said cook-top beneath which said heating coil is positioned, and the second portion overlaying a portion of the upper surface of said cook-top not associated with said heating coil;
said first portion of lower side having a first pattern formed therein and said second portion of the lower side having a second pattern formed therein, where the first pattern is different than the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,076,002

ELECTRIC CARTRIDGE TYPE HEATER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

1. An electric cartridge type heater comprising:a tubular metallic jacket;
a self-supported resistance wire arranged in an interior of the tubular metallic jacket and having contact ends electrically contacting the resistance wire, the self-supported resistance wire comprising a resistance wire configuration, said resistance wire configuration being maintained via the self-supported resistance wire without additional mechanical stress provided from any other components of the electric cartridge type heater; and
an electrically insulating material arranged in the interior of the tubular metallic jacket, wherein the resistance wire is electrically insulated from the first tubular metallic jacket by the electrically insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,076,001

MINERAL INSULATED CABLE HAVING REDUCED SHEATH TEMPERATURE

nVent Services GmbH, Sch...

1. A mineral insulated heating cable for a heat tracing system, comprising:a sheath;
at least one heating conductor located, within the sheath;
a dielectric layer located within the sheath for electrically insulating the heating conductor, wherein the sheath, heating conductor and dielectric layer form a heating section;
a conduit, wherein a full length of the heating section is located within the conduit, the conduit defining an internal cavity sized to create a gap separating the heating section from an interior surface of the conduit along the full length of the heating section so that heat generated by the heating section is transferred to the conduit by radiation;
a cold lead section; and
a hot-cold joint for connecting the heating and cold lead sections, wherein the hot-cold joint is located at least partially within the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,075,999

CONDUCTIVE HEATER HAVING SENSING CAPABILITIES

Gentherm GmbH, Odelzhaus...

1. A device comprising:a) at least one of a heating layer including a heater and a sensing layer including a sensor;
b) a power connection portion configured to receive power provided to the device and a portion configured to sense contact with the device, wherein at least one of the power connection portion and the sensing portion is connected to at least one of the heating layer and the sensing layer;
c) a first transistor located between (i) at least one of the heating layer and the sensing layer and (ii) a ground, the first transistor having an on state and an off state;
d) a second transistor located between (i) a power source and (ii) at least one of the heating layer and the sensing layer, the second transistor having an on state and an off state;
wherein the heating layer and the sensing layer are located within a same plane; and
wherein, when in the on state, the first transistor and the second transistor allow power to pass through the heating layer to turn on the heater and, when in the off state, the first transistor and the second transistor prevent power from passing through the heating layer and the sensing layer from the power source so that a signal is passed through the sensing layer to detect a presence of an occupant;
a first resistor having a first end connected between the first transistor and the second transistor and a second end connected to an output; and
a sensing controller configured to provide the signal when the first transistor and the second transistor are in the off state, wherein the sensing controller provides the signal through the first resistor from the first end to the output such that the signal does not pass through the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,075,998

WIRELESS DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SIGNALING A RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) access point (AP), the apparatus comprising: memory; and, processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a resource allocation, wherein the resource allocation comprises a group identification field, a group index field, and a table index field, wherein a value of the group identification field indicates a group of two or more HE stations, a value of the group index field indicates a permutation, and a value of the table index field indicates a resource unit (RU) design of a table of RU designs, and wherein the permutation indicates for each of the one or more HE stations which RU of the RU design is for a corresponding HE station; and
cause the HE AP to transmit the resource allocation to the one or more HE stations.

US Pat. No. 10,075,997

ENCODED INFORMATION READING TERMINAL WITH USER-CONFIGURABLE MULTI-PROTOCOL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A system comprising:an RF front end of a wireless communication interface of a terminal, the RF front end configured to perform at least one of: receiving a first radio signal and transmitting a second radio signal; and
dynamically selecting at least one of a wireless communication protocol family including GSM protocol family or CDMA protocol family responsive to detecting a predefined user action.

US Pat. No. 10,075,996

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING RADIO NETWORK DEPLOYMENT STATE TEST PROCESS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for communicating by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a configuration message for a logged minimization of drive test (MDT) measurement, the configuration message including a MDT_public land mobile network (PLMN) list; and
transmitting, to the base station, information indicating an availability of the MDT measurements in a registered PLMN (RPLMN) based on whether the RPLMN is included in the MDT_PLMN list,
wherein the RPLMN is a PLMN in which the terminal is registered and an MDT_PLMN is a PLMN in which the terminal is allowed to perform an MDT process, and
wherein the MDT_PLMN list is received, by the base station from a mobility management entity (MME), through at least one of an initial context setup request message and a handover request message.

US Pat. No. 10,075,995

OPTIMIZED PROCEDURE FOR USER EQUIPMENT AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more processors and one or more memories including a computer program code, wherein the one or more memories and the computer program code are configured with the one or more processors to cause the apparatus to at least:
provide a notification to a core network of a wireless communication network about an autonomous mobility mode of a user equipment of a wireless communication network;
determine that the user equipment of the wireless communication network is in the autonomous mobility mode;
receive an indication from the wireless communication network of a data communication available for the user equipment; and
based on the indication, establish a connection between the user equipment and a network node of the wireless communication network for the data communication,
where the indication from the wireless communication network comprises at least one page directed to a defined paging area associated with multiple cells, and where the defined paging area is a gradually increasing paging area for each successive page of the at least one page.

US Pat. No. 10,075,994

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, NETWORK APPARATUS, BEARER CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication system comprising:a first radio station that operates a first cell;
a second radio station that operates a second cell;
a radio terminal capable of aggregating the first cell operated by the first radio station with the second cell operated by the second radio station; and
a mobility management node that is connected with the first radio station, wherein
the first radio station is configured to send, to the mobility management node, a request regarding a configuration of a bearer that goes through the second radio station and does not go through the first radio station; and
the mobility management node is configured to send a response to the request regarding the configuration of the bearer to the first radio station, wherein
the request regarding the configuration of the bearer includes a bearer identity of the bearer and a bearer endpoint identity on the second radio station.

US Pat. No. 10,075,993

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINALS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing wireless communication between terminals, by a main terminal, the method comprising the steps of:executing an application by the main terminal;
presenting a screen for displaying the executed application on the main terminal;
connecting to a neighboring terminal by a wireless communication;
providing, to the neighboring terminal, a portion of the screen being displayed on the main terminal; and
presenting another portion of the screen on the main terminal while the portion of the screen provided from the main terminal is presented on the neighboring terminal,
wherein when the main terminal is overlapped by the neighboring terminal vertically, the screen is vertically divided into a first vertically divided portion and a second vertically divided portion,
wherein the second vertically divided portion is more overlapped by the neighboring terminal than the first vertically divided portion, and
wherein the first vertically divided portion is presented on the main terminal, and the second vertically divided portion is presented on the neighboring terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,075,992

TECHNIQUES TO ENABLE WI-FI DIRECT SERVICES APPLICATION SERVICE PLATFORM CAPABILITY NEGOTIATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic configured to:
send a probe request message from a service seeker and receive a probe response message in response to the probe request message, the probe response message to identify an advertised service and comprise a Wi-Fi Direct Services (WFDS) application service platform (ASP) capability attribute, the logic to determine whether to use a WFDS ASP connection setup procedure to establish a connection with an advertiser of the advertised service, based on the WFDS ASP capability attribute of the advertiser and a WFDS ASP capability attribute of the service seeker.

US Pat. No. 10,075,991

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING STATE TRANSITION FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing a state transition for device to device (D2D) communication, the method comprising;detecting that a D2D initiation is required, while a terminal is operating in a first or a second state, which are defined by an absence of a non-access stratum (NAS) signaling connection and an absence of a radio resource control (RRC) connection when the terminal has detached from a network, wherein a mobility management entity (MME) in the first state does not have information regarding to attachment of the terminal except for subscriber information of the terminal, and the MME in the second state preserves identification information of the terminal and security context allocated to the terminal during a previous network attachment;
in response to the D2D initiation being required, transitioning from one of the first state and the second state to a third state defined by a presence of the NAS signaling connection and a presence of the RRC connection when the terminal has attached from the network and performing the D2D initiation through the network;
in response to a deactivation condition being satisfied or a D2D state update being completed in the third state, transitioning to a fourth state when the terminal has attached from the network, wherein the fourth state is defined by the absence of the NAS signaling connection and the absence of the RRC connection; and
in response to a state update or scheduling for D2D communication being required in the fourth state, transitioning to the third state.

US Pat. No. 10,075,990

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:a wireless communication interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the wireless communication apparatus to perform:
receiving, from a terminal device, a signal for forming a specific wireless network including the wireless communication apparatus and the terminal device, the specific wireless network being either of a first wireless network or a second wireless network, the first wireless network being a network in which the terminal device operates as a parent station and the wireless communication apparatus operates as a child station, the second wireless network being a network in which the wireless communication apparatus operates as the parent station and the terminal device operates as the child station, the signal including related information specifying a frequency band to be used in the first wireless network and a terminal index value being set in advance in the terminal device, wherein the terminal device supports both a first frequency band not supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus and a second frequency band supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus;
determining whether the frequency band is the first frequency band not supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus;
determining whether the terminal index value indicates that the terminal device is to become the parent station rather than the wireless communication apparatus by determining whether the terminal index value is greater than an apparatus index value set in advance in the wireless communication apparatus; and
forming the second wireless network in which a second frequency band different from the first frequency band is to be used by shifting the state of the wireless communication apparatus to the parent state, in a first case where it is determined that:
the first frequency band is not supported by the wireless communication interface of the wireless communication apparatus, and
the terminal index value indicates that the terminal device is to become the parent station rather than the wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,075,989

NETWORK SYSTEM AND NETWORK CONNECTING METHOD

1. A network connecting method comprising:storing, by a server, a data table that matches a first information on an access point (AP) with a second information related to a beacon, wherein the access point (AP) and the beacon are configured to perform short-range wireless communications of different standards;
transmitting, by the beacon, a beacon message based on an authentication information;
obtaining, by a terminal, the authentication information based on the beacon message;
transmitting, by the terminal, a request message including the authentication information to the server through long-range wireless communication;
obtaining, by the server, based on the data table, an access information corresponding to the authentication information transmitted from the terminal;
transmitting a response message including the access information to the terminal; and
accessing, by the terminal that receives the response message, the AP by using the access information.

US Pat. No. 10,075,988

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX) ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUES FOR DUAL-CONNECTIVITY ARCHITECTURES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE), comprising:one or more radio frequency (RF) transceivers;
one or more RF antennas; and
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to receive a radio resource control (RRC) configuration information message comprising a small cell RRC configuration information element (IE), the small cell RRC configuration IE to contain a small cell discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration IE comprising one or more inter-cell-coordinated small cell DRX parameters to be applied by the UE during operation in a dually-connected mode according to which the UE is provided with concurrent data connectivity via a first data connection utilizing a first wireless communication frequency and a second data connection utilizing a second wireless communication frequency, the logic to determine a start time for a small cell DRX cycle based on at least one of the one or more inter-cell-coordinated small cell DRX parameters and initiate the small cell DRX cycle at the determined start time.

US Pat. No. 10,075,987

MULTIPATH TCP SUBFLOW ESTABLISHING ON SINGLE IP CONNECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed in a single internet protocol, IP, address source node in a wireless communication network, of establishing a multipath transmission control protocol, MPTCP, connection for transfer of transmission control protocol, TCP, data in MPTCP subflows to a destination node, the method comprising:receiving an MPTCP trigger to activate a multipath TCP connection;
selecting, at the single IP address node, at least one source TCP port, each source TCP port selected to constitute a starting point of an MPTCP subflow;
sending at least one MPTCP notification to the destination node, each MPTCP notification including information on a selected source TCP port; and
receiving an acknowledgment of each MPTCP notification from the destination node.

US Pat. No. 10,075,986

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS WITH A REMOTE NODE ON A SWITCHED NETWORK BASED ON HYPERTEXT CALLING RECEIVED FROM A PACKET NETWORK

FOCAL IP, LLC, Wilmingto...

1. A method for a service provider to establish a push-to-talk triggered communication between a consumer and a retailer, the method comprising:providing to the retailer software operable to implement the push-to-talk triggered communication, wherein the software comprises a hyperlink defined by Hypertext Markup Language and which is a push-to-talk trigger for initiating the push-to-talk triggered communication, wherein the hyperlink is to be included in an email message to be sent to the consumer;
requesting the insertion of consumer contact data by the consumer, in response to activation of the hyperlink, included in the email message, initiating the push-to-talk triggered communication;
communicating the consumer contact data to a database and a service provider server; and
establishing by the service provider server a connection between the consumer and the retailer.

US Pat. No. 10,075,985

UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION WITH ASSISTED MMWAVE ENHANCED NODE B

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising circuitry configured to achieve uplink synchronization with a millimeter wave (mmWave) enhanced Node B (eNB) configured for time division duplexing (TDD), the circuitry comprising:memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, configured to:
receive selected random access (RA) parameters from an anchor eNB for uplink synchronization on the mmWave eNB;
identify a transmission direction for communication with the mmWave eNB based on a downlink synchronization of the UE with the mmWave eNB;
communicate a random access channel (RACH) transmission in the identified transmission direction for uplink synchronization of time, frequency, and beam direction with the mmWave eNB; and
receive, via radio resource control (RRC) messaging from the anchor eNB, a schedule for communicating the RACH transmission a selected number of times, wherein a total duration of the RACH transmission is an integer multiple of an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol duration of the mmWave eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,075,984

MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

4. A method for a mobile station, the method comprising:in a case of performing random access to the base station using a preamble, receiving from the base station, as an integer value, a total count of ID numbers included in a set of ID numbers, the set of ID numbers being included in a plurality of ID numbers, wherein
the preamble corresponds to an ID number among the plurality of ID numbers;
the number of the plurality of ID numbers is constant;
the plurality of ID numbers are contiguous; and
the ID number is randomly selectable, by the mobile station, from the set of ID numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,075,983

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING RANDOM ACCESS POWER CONTROL PARAMETER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for adjusting a random access power control parameter, comprising:obtaining, by a base station, random access information reported by multiple user equipment (UEs), wherein the random access information comprises a conflict indication and a number of times of sending a preamble;
collecting, by the base station, statistics on the random access information including a conflict indication indicating a non-contention conflict;
determining, by the base station, a first random access probability according to the random access information including the conflict indication indicating the non-contention conflict, wherein the first random access probability represents a probability of random access in which the number of times of sending a preamble is 1; and
adjusting, by the base station, a first random access power control parameter according to the first random access probability, wherein the first random access power control parameter is a preamble-initial-received-target-power.

US Pat. No. 10,075,982

USER TERMINAL, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

5. A radio communication method for a user terminal that communicates by using a plurality of cell groups (CGs) including a first CG and a second CG, the radio communication method comprising:a transmission step of transmitting a PRACH (Physical Random Access Channel) in each CG; and
a control step of controlling transmission power of the PRACH,
wherein, in the control step, when total transmission power of PRACHs of the plurality of CGs that are transmitted in an overlapping manner exceeds maximum possible transmission power, control is applied so that transmission power is preferentially allocated to the PRACH of the first CG,
when retransmitting the PRACH of the second CG, the transmission power of the PRACH of the second CG is controlled by applying power ramping based on a number of attempts to transmit the PRACH of the second CG, and
when the total transmission power exceeds the maximum possible transmission power and thereby the transmission power of the PRACH of the second CG is dropped, control is applied not to increase the number of attempts to transmit the PRACH of the second CG.

US Pat. No. 10,075,981

RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication terminal that communicates with a radio base station by using a carrier that is different from a connecting carrier and includes an unlicensed band, the radio communication terminal comprising:a transmitter that transmits a cross-carrier RACH in the carrier including the unlicensed band; and
a receiver that receives a random access response that is transmitted from the radio base station having received the cross-carrier RACH,
wherein after the random access response is received, the radio communication terminal carries out a connection request procedure in a licensed band carrier which is the connecting carrier, and establishes a connection with the radio base station using the licensed band carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,075,980

METHODS, APPARATUSES, USER EQUIPMENT, RADIO NETWORK NODE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a random access procedure at a user equipment, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, from a radio network node, a random access response message including a request for channel quality information, wherein the channel quality information includes at least one of wideband channel quality information and subband channel quality information;
receiving, prior to the step of receiving the random access response message, a system information block from the radio network node, wherein the system information block includes an indicator indicating that at least one of the wideband channel quality information and the subband channel quality information is to be sent to the radio network node; and
transmitting, to the radio network node, a scheduled transmission message including the requested channel quality information which is used by the radio network node to perform link adaptation for transmission of a contention resolution message to the user equipment, wherein performing the link adaptation comprises selecting a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) and an adaptive number of Physical Resource Blocks (PRB) for transmitting the contention resolution message to the user equipment based on the requested channel quality information, and
wherein the channel quality information comprises at least one channel quality indicator (CQI), and wherein the at least one CQI indicates a code rate supported by the channel, the code rate based on a Signal-to-Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) of the channel and characteristics of a receiver of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,075,979

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), information in a wireless communication system,transmitting, by the UE, a random access preamble to an evolved NodeB (eNB);
receiving, by the UE, a random access response which is a response to the random access preamble from the eNB;
transmitting, by the UE, a message 3 indicating that the UE is a low-end UE to the eNB; and
transmitting, by the UE, a UE capability information indicating that the UE is the low-end UE to the eNB,
wherein the UE capability information indicating that the UE is the low-end UE is transferred to a mobility management entity (MME) by the eNB, and
wherein the MME uses the UE capability information to indicate to another eNB that the UE is the low-end UE.

US Pat. No. 10,075,978

TRANSMITTING NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR PERFORMING DATA TRANSMISSIONS TO AT LEAST ONE RECEIVING NODE ON A RADIO CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a transmitting node for performing data transmissions to at least one receiving node on a radio channel in a wireless communications network, the method comprisingsetting at least two contention window sizes for at least two different contention windows, the at least two contention window sizes of the at least two different contention windows being separately determined based on information associated with the least one receiving node;
deferring a first transmission of data to the at least one receiving node for a first period of observation of the radio channel determined by a first contention window size of a first contention window of the at least two different contention windows at the transmitting node;
deferring at least one second transmission of data to the at least one receiving node for at least one second period of observation of the radio channel determined by at least a second contention window size of at least a second contention window of the at least two different contention windows at the transmitting node; and
performing one of the first and the at least one second transmission of data to the at least one receiving node when an outcome of the at least one of the first and the at least second periods of observation of the radio channel, respectively, is that the radio channel is idle.

US Pat. No. 10,075,977

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in wireless local network (WLAN), the method performed by a first station (STA) and comprising:receiving a non-target request to send (RTS) frame from a second STA, wherein the non-target RTS frame includes a first receiving address (RA) field indicating a third STA and a first duration field indicating a first transmission duration for a non-target data frame to be transmitted by the second STA after the non-target RTS frame;
transmitting a target RTS frame to transmit a target data frame to a fourth STA if a non-target clear to send (CTS) frame is not received within a predetermined time in response to the non-target RTS frame; and
transmitting the target data frame to the fourth STA if a CTS frame is received in response to the RTS frame from the fourth STA,
wherein the target RTS frame includes a second RA field indicating the fourth STA and a second duration field indicating a second transmission duration for the target data frame,
wherein a second duration value of the second duration field is determined based on a first duration value of the first duration field, and
wherein the second duration value is set such that an end of the second transmission duration does not exceed an end of the first transmission duration.

US Pat. No. 10,075,976

ENHANCED CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. In a wireless network environment that includes first and second devices that are part of a first service set and third and fourth devices that are part of a second service set, and the third and fourth devices being in sufficient proximity to the first and second devices so as to receive transmissions sent between the first and second devices, a method comprising:storing at the third device a receive signal strength of a received response data unit transmitted by the second device in response to reception by the second device of a first data unit transmitted by the first device;
obtaining a clear channel access parameter included in a header of a second data unit transmitted by the first device to the second device, wherein the clear channel access parameter is based on a sum of a transmit power used by the first device to transmit the second data unit to the second device, a receive signal strength of the response data unit at the first device, and a beamforming gain from the first device to the second device:
detecting transmission exchanges in each of a plurality of service sets for use as samples of overlapping service set activity in the wireless network environment;
determining a transmit power to be used by the third device, with respect to a particular subset of the plurality of service sets, based on the transmission exchanges between devices in the particular subset of the plurality of service sets; and
determining whether to send a transmission from the third device to the fourth device based on a comparison of the clear channel access parameter with a sum of the transmit power to be used by the third device for transmission to the fourth device and the receive signal strength of the received response data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,075,975

RADIO BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio base station configured to communicate with a user terminal, comprising:a processor that:
allocates a physical downlink shared channel to a given narrow band in a downlink system bandwidth, for the user terminal;
generates downlink control information to provide to the user terminal and determines a size of a field pertaining to resource allocation information included in downlink control information related to the physical downlink shared channel, based on the narrow band where the physical downlink shared channel is allocated;
determines, from a plurality of pieces of downlink control information, two pieces of downlink control information that show a minimum difference in size; and
applies bit padding to one of the two pieces of downlink control information to make the two pieces of downlink control information equal in size; and
a transmitter that transmits to the user terminal the two pieces of downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,075,974

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, allocates one cluster or a plurality of clusters to a terminal, the plurality of clusters being inconsecutive in a frequency domain, and each cluster being comprised of resource blocks that are consecutive in the frequency domain; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits, to the terminal, downlink control information including resource block assignment information that indicates the resource blocks of which the allocated one cluster or the allocated plurality of clusters are comprised,
wherein the downlink control information is transmitted with a downlink control information (DCI) format that is used for scheduling in uplink, the DCI format having a size, which is different according to the number of codewords, the number of layers, or the number of streams and which is same, regardless of a number of clusters allocated to the terminal, for each number of codewords, each number of layers, or each number of streams, the size of the DCI format being a total number of bits included in the DCI format.

US Pat. No. 10,075,973

SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENT TRANSMISSION TIMING FOR USER EQUIPMENT ENABLING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method implemented at least in part by a base station communicating with a plurality of user equipment comprising:determining timing information for transmission of a plurality of scheduling assignments, each of the scheduling assignments associated with one of the plurality of user equipment and indicating control information for a device-to-device data transmission between the plurality of user equipment, wherein the timing information includes an indication of a first time for a first user equipment of the plurality of user equipment to transmit a first scheduling assignment of the plurality of scheduling assignments received from the base station to at least one third user equipment of the plurality of user equipment, and an indication of a second time for a second user equipment of the plurality of user equipment to transmit a second scheduling assignment of the plurality of scheduling assignments received from the base station to at least one fourth user equipment of the plurality of user equipment, and wherein the first time and second time are determined so that the first and second scheduling assignments are transmitted from the first and second user equipment, respectively, in different subframes within a scheduling assignment cycle;
transmitting first device-to-device grant signaling comprising the indication of the first time to the first user equipment, the indication of the first time comprising a first time interval from receipt of the first device-to-device grant signaling at the first user equipment to an initial transmission of the first scheduling assignment, the first time interval being different from a second time interval from the receipt of the first device-to-device grant signaling at the first user equipment to transmission of an ACK/NACK corresponding to the first device-to-device grant signaling; and
transmitting second device-to-device grant signaling comprising the indication of the second time to the second user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,075,972

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a D2D signal transmitting UE, information including a first resource pattern for transmission (RPT) corresponding to a first bitmap via a channel for a scheduling assignment; and
receiving, from the D2D signal transmitting UE, a D2D signal in one or more subframes indicated by the first RPT,
wherein:
each of bits of the first RPT indicates whether the D2D signal is transmitted in at least one of subframes included in a period for the channel for the scheduling assignment;
the one or more subframes indicated by the first RPT are selected by the D2D signal transmitting UE from among subframes which are indicated by a second RPT, corresponding to a second bitmap, signaled from an eNB such that the one or more subframes meet both of requirements from the first bitmap and the second bitmap; and
when a number of subframes included in the period for the channel for the scheduling assignment is greater in number than a number of the bits of the first RPT, at least one of the bits of the first RPT indicates whether the D2D signal is permitted to be transmitted in two or more of the subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,075,971

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES FOR INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION AND SUPPRESSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a base station, resource allocation information on resource allocation granularity for a neighbor cell associated with an interference signal, wherein the resource allocation granularity for the neighbor cell is associated with physical resource block (PRB) pairs; and
performing an interference cancellation for the interference signal based on the resource allocation granularity information by assuming that a same precoding is applied to all physical resource block (PRB) pairs within a set.

US Pat. No. 10,075,970

MISSION CRITICAL DATA SUPPORT IN SELF-CONTAINED TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver;
a memory; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the transceiver and the memory, wherein the at least one processor and the memory are configured to:
generate instructions for the transceiver to enable at least one opportunity to transmit a first mission critical (MiCr) data and at least one opportunity to receive a second MiCr data in a time division duplex (TDD) subframe during a single transmission time interval (TTI), the at least one opportunity to transmit separated from the at least one opportunity to receive by at least a first partition;
adjust a position of the first partition based on one or more of a characteristic of the first MiCr data or a characteristic of the second MiCr data; and
communicate one or more of the first MiCr data or the second MiCr data in the TDD subframe during the single TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,075,969

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL SCHEDULERS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of wireless communication between a base station and at least one user equipment comprising the steps of:each user equipment periodically transmitting a wide band Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) to the base station for uplink channel state estimation;
each user equipment transmitting along with each scheduled uplink transmission a DeModulation Reference Signal (DMRS) to the base station for uplink demodulation and interference estimation; and
the base station scheduling uplink communication with each user equipment based upon the SRS and DMRS signals transmitted by each user equipment, the scheduling including
estimating the user equipment's channel quality for each frequency chunk,
computing a corresponding user equipment's scheduling metric for each frequency chunk,
limiting the size of the user equipment's uplink allocation based upon reported headroom and buffer size, and
selecting for uplink transmission on a frequency chunk the user equipment with the highest scheduling metric with the constraint of scheduling a user equipment on contiguous frequency chunks; and
the base station signaling to the selected user equipment its scheduling grant.

US Pat. No. 10,075,968

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OPERATING RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals using a first antenna in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication technology according to a first transmission and reception schedule;
a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals using a second antenna in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology according to a second transmission and reception schedule, wherein the first antenna and second antenna are configured to transmit separate signals;
a first processor configured to identify one or more first transmit time periods of the first transmission and reception schedule during which the first transceiver is scheduled to transmit signals and one or more first non-transmit time periods of the first transmission and reception schedule during which the first transceiver is not scheduled to transmit signals; and
a second processor configured to identify one or more second transmit time periods of the second transmission and reception schedule during which the second transceiver is scheduled to transmit signals and one or more second non-transmit time periods of the second transmission and reception schedule during which the second transceiver is not scheduled to transmit signals;
a controller configured to determine a de-sensing level of the second transceiver and determine whether the de-sensing level is above a de-sensing target; and
wherein the second processor is further configured to adjust the second transmission and reception schedule based on the first transmission and reception schedule in order to control the second transceiver to transmit signals during at least one of the one or more second non-transmit time periods if the de-sensing level is above the de-sensing target.

US Pat. No. 10,075,967

METHOD FOR SIGNALING TIME AND FREQUENCY RESOURCES ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method for performing K individual transmissions between an access point managing a cell of a wireless communications network and plural mobile terminals attached to said access point within said cell, the K individual transmissions being performed via time and frequency resources from amongst a predefined set of candidate time and frequency resources on a per frame period basis, each time and frequency resource being a predefined frequency resource usable over a predefined time resource, one time and frequency resource being allocated to each one of the K individual transmissions in a considered frame period, characterized in that the access point performs:obtaining a first frequency allocation descriptor F indicating which frequency resource is allocated in the considered frame period to each one of the K individual transmissions;
obtaining a frequency occurrence descriptor G indicating how many times each candidate frequency resource is used for performing the K individual transmissions in the considered frame period;
signalling the frequency occurrence descriptor G in said cell; and
enabling transmission of data for the K individual transmissions in accordance with the first frequency allocation descriptor F and a predetermined frequency sequencing rule, the predetermined frequency sequencing rule indicating in which order the candidate frequency resources shall be considered in view of the frequency occurrence descriptor G within the frame periods,
and wherein the access point further provides an indication enabling the mobile terminals attached thereto to determine which time resource in the considered frame period is associated with each one of the K individual transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,075,966

SIGNALING EXTENDED EARFCN AND E-UTRA BANDS IN UMTS NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the UE configured to support multi-band signaling, the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry; and memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode signaling including a System Information Block Type 19 (SIB-19), the SIB-19 comprising an evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) frequency and priority info list,
the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list to include an E-UTRA frequency and priority information element (IE), an E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE, a plurality of multiple frequency band indicators (MFBI) lists, and one or more evolved absolute radio frequency channel number (EARFCN) values, wherein each MFBI list is to indicate one or more E-UTRA frequency bands on which neighboring E-UTRA cells are operated, and wherein the one or more EARFCN values correspond to the one or more E-UTRA frequency bands;
for each occurrence of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE and the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE, wherein a multiple E-UTRA frequency info list IE and a multiple E-UTRA frequency info extension list IE are present for each occurrence of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE and the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE in the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list:
select, from the plurality of MFBI lists, a E-UTRA frequency band indicated in a second MFBI list element if the UE did not find the E-UTRA frequency band in a first MFBI list element;
generate a corresponding EARFCN value for an occurrence of any one of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE or the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE; and
configure the UE to initiate cell reselection based on the EARFCN value, wherein the cell reselection is initiated according to the one or more E-UTRA frequency bands on which neighboring E-UTRA cells are operated; and
wherein the memory is configured to store at least the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list.

US Pat. No. 10,075,965

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND ALLEVIATING UNFAIRNESS IN WIRELESS NETWORK

P2 SOLUTIONS LIMITED, Ne...

1. A computer-enabled method for facilitating communication among a plurality of network nodes of a network, the method comprising:at a network relaying device in communication with a first network node and a second network node of the plurality of network nodes:
receiving a data packet from the first network node;
determining whether a historical outgoing rate of the first network node exceeds a first threshold rate and whether the historical outgoing rate of the first network node exceeds a second threshold rate, wherein the historical outgoing rate of the first network node is based on a number of acknowledgement packets transmitted between the first network node and the network relaying device in a time period, and wherein the second threshold rate is lower than the first threshold rate;
in accordance with a determination that the historical outgoing rate of the first network node does not exceed the first threshold rate and exceeds the second threshold rate, associating the data packet with a first queue for transmission to the second network node;
in accordance with a determination that the historical outgoing rate of the first network node exceeds the first threshold rate, associating the data packet with a second queue for transmission to the second network node;
in accordance with a determination that the historical outgoing rate of the first network node does not exceed the second threshold rate, associating the data packet with the second queue for transmission to the second network node; and
transmitting data packets associated with the first queue at a higher priority than data packets associated with the second queue.

US Pat. No. 10,075,964

RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND HARMONIZATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:communicating on a radio frequency spectrum band of a first radio access technology (RAT) using a set of antennas;
reconfiguring at least one antenna of the set of antennas to perform a first scan on the radio frequency spectrum band of a second RAT;
determining, based at least in part on the first scan, that an access point count value is less than a channel condition metric;
determining, based at least in part on the first scan, whether to reconfigure a remaining portion of antennas of the set of antennas to perform a second scan on the radio frequency spectrum band of the second RAT; and
refraining from reconfiguring the remaining portion of antennas of the set of antennas to perform the second scan.

US Pat. No. 10,075,963

INTERFERENCE CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A first apparatus for coping with Wi-Fi radio frequency interference among a plurality of wireless devices operating at a location, the first apparatus comprising:a receiver;
a transmitter; and
a data processing apparatus connected to the receiver and the transmitter;
wherein the data processing apparatus is configured to
receive a report from a second apparatus;
based at least in part on information in the report, make a determination to perform a channel switch for at least one wireless device currently in radio frequency communication with the first apparatus on a radio frequency channel; and
announce the channel switch to the wireless device; and
wherein the first apparatus is configured to:
connect to the Internet and to operate to cope with Wi-Fi radio frequency interference while connected to the Internet without providing Internet connectivity and without providing data traffic routing capability to the plurality of wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,075,962

METHOD AND PROCESSING DEVICE FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION CHANNEL RESOURCES TO BE ALLOCATED FOR A COMMUNICATION

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method for determining transmission channel resources to be allocated for a communication between a first communication device and a second communication device, the method being such that a processing device performs:obtaining an interference profile representative of interference with said communication implied by at least one predicted interferer, each predicted interferer being a device implying frequency-selective interference that has been detected beforehand;
determining from the interference profile, for each set of transmission channel resources made available to perform said communication, a figure of merit, referred to as second figure of merit, representative of robustness to frequency-selective interference with said communication that is expected to be implied by predicted interferers;
determining, for each set of transmission channel resources made available to perform said communication, a first figure of merit representative of robustness to frequency-selective interference with said communication that might be implied by unpredicted interferers, knowing beforehand to what extent said interference might impact said communication;
selecting transmission channel resources that optimize the first figure of merit under a QoS-target constraint applied to the second figure of merit, the selected transmission channel resources being then the transmission channel resources to be allocated for the communication between the first communication device and the second communication device; and
wherein the first figure of merit takes into account a minimum time distance between each couple of transmission channel resources of said set of transmission channel resources which use a same frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,075,961

CHANNEL SELECTION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of channel selection in a wireless network, the method being performed at a first communications node i and comprising:(a) identifying a plurality of communications channels qn and, for each channel:
(i) determining a first interference measure UiS for the channel based on received energy or power from at least one other node j using said channel;
(ii) transmitting from the first communications node i a modulated pulse of power Pi effective to cause the at least one other node j using said channel to issue at least one modulated echo pulse of power Pj in reply;
(iii) causing the at least one other node j using said channel to transmit at least one echo signal in response to the transmitted modulated pulse of power Pi, and receiving the at least one echo signal at the first communications node i;
(iv) determining from the at least one echo signal a second interference measure UiA representative of interference that the first communications node i will cause on the at least one other node j; and
(v) determining a third interference measure Ui based on a combination of the first and second interference measures; and
(b) selecting a channel whose third interference measure meets a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,075,960

BASE STATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station apparatus that communicates with a radio communication terminal in a radio communication system, the base station apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
detect interference between the radio communication system and another radio communication system, and determine whether or not to switch a radio channel used to communicate with the radio communication terminal when the interference is detected;
switch the radio channel when the processor determines to switch the radio channel, and does not switch the radio channel when the processor determines not to switch the radio channel;
receive a second value assigned as a network identifier of the other radio communication system transmitted from the other radio communication system;
determine whether or not to switch the radio channel used to communicate with the radio communication terminal in accordance with a relation between a first value assigned as a network identifier of the radio communication system and the second value assigned as the network identifier of the other radio communication system, the radio channel of the radio communication system or the radio channel of the other radio communication system only being determined in the determination of the switching; and
when the identifier is designated as an integer, determine whether or not to switch the radio channel used to communicate with the radio communication terminal based on a first set of conditions, a second set of conditions, or a third set of conditions,
the first set of conditions including:
a first condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a positive odd number, the radio channel is not switched;
a second condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a positive even number, the radio channel is switched;
a third condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a negative even number, the radio channel is not switched; and
a fourth condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is a negative odd number, the radio channel is switched,
the second set of conditions including:
a fifth condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is positive, the radio channel is not switched; and
a sixth condition that when the value of the identifier of the radio communication system minus the value of the identifier of the other radio communication system is negative, the radio channel is switched,
the third set of conditions including:
a seventh condition that when the radio communication system belongs to a first group and the other radio communication system belongs to a second group, the radio channel is switched;
an eighth condition that when the radio communication system belongs to the second group and the other radio communication system belongs to the first group, the radio channel is not switched; and
a ninth condition that when both of the radio communication system and the other radio communication system belong to the second group or both of the radio communication system and the other radio communication system belong to the first group, the processor performs the determination based on the first set of conditions or the second set of conditions;
wherein radio communication systems are classified in advance into a group of the radio communication systems in which a number of times the radio channel is switched is large and a group of the radio communication systems in which a number of times the radio channel is switched is small, the group of the radio communication systems in which the number of times the radio channel is switched is large is referred to as the first group while the group of the radio communication systems in which the number of times the radio channel is switched is small is referred to as the second group.

US Pat. No. 10,075,959

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK COVERAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a terminal for a coverage control among a plurality of terminals within a service radius of the base station based on information of a radio bearer configured for each of the plurality of terminals; and
transmitting, to the terminal for the coverage control, a message to increase a coverage of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,075,958

MULTIBAND CENTRAL CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR MULTIBAND NETWORK OPERATIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. Apparatus for a client station (STA) configurable for multi-band operation, the apparatus comprising:baseband circuitry to decode an association or reassociation response frame received from an access point, the response frame including a plurality of multiband elements ordered in an order that includes a first multiband element and a sequential second multiband element that the STA is to use to attempt to associate or reassociate with the access point;
wherein each of the multiband elements includes a basic service set identification (BSSID) field, a channel number field to indicate an available channel, and a band ID field to indicate one of a plurality of frequency bands associated with the available channel; and
wherein the baseband circuitry is to cause the STA to conduct communications with the access point according to a fast session transfer (FST) protocol, wherein the communications according to the FST protocol are initiated in response to communication of the first multiband element or the sequential second multiband element by the access point to the STA.

US Pat. No. 10,075,957

TERMINAL COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, allocates a plurality of frequency resources to a terminal, the plurality of frequency resources being inconsecutive in a frequency domain, each of the plurality of frequency resources being comprised of a number of consecutive resource block(s), each of which being a unit for allocating the plurality of frequency resources, and the plurality of frequency resources being used for transmission of an uplink signal by the terminal; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to the terminal, allocation information indicating the plurality of frequency resources that are allocated to the terminal, wherein:
the number of consecutive resource blocks included in each of the plurality of frequency resources is equal to or greater than a first minimum number of resource block(s) in case of a first system bandwidth, and
the number of consecutive resource blocks included in each of the plurality of frequency resources is equal to or greater than a second minimum number of resource block(s) in case of a second system bandwidth, the second minimum number being greater than the first minimum number, and the second system bandwidth being greater than the first system bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,075,956

HARQ FEEDBACK USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method, comprising:associating, by a radio network node, each downlink subframe for transmitting data in a downlink Frequency-Division Duplexing (FDD) carrier with one of a plurality of uplink control channel subframes in an uplink FDD carrier;
associating, by the radio network node, each downlink subframe for transmitting data and each special subframe in a Time-Division Duplexing (TDD) carrier with one of the uplink control channel subframes in the uplink FDD carrier;
transmitting, by the radio network node, data on one or more of the downlink FDD carrier and the TDD carrier to a recipient device; and
receiving, by the radio network node, hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback relating to the transmitted data from the recipient device;
wherein the HARQ feedback is carried on a scheduling request resource assigned to the recipient device in the uplink control channel subframes in the uplink FDD carrier;
wherein an uplink control channel subframe in the uplink FDD carrier comprising only HARQ feedback related to the downlink FDD carrier is generated as a result of the association of each downlink subframe in the downlink FDD carrier and the association of each downlink subframe and each special subframe in the TDD carrier with one of the uplink control channel subframes in the uplink FDD carrier; and
wherein spatial bundling is performed in an uplink control channel subframe which is assigned for HARQ feedback of both the downlink FDD carrier and TDD carrier, and spatial bundling is not performed in an uplink control channel subframe which is assigned for HARQ feedback of the downlink FDD carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,075,955

COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control apparatus, comprising:a communication control unit configured to:
control radio communication, with a first terminal apparatus of a plurality of terminal apparatuses, on a component carrier having a first bandwidth;
set a first extension band to a first part of an excess frequency band of the component carrier;
set a second extension band to a second part of the excess frequency band of the component carrier, wherein the excess frequency band corresponds to a first frequency band in excess of the first bandwidth, wherein the first extension band is adjacent to an upper side of the component carrier and the second extension band is adjacent to a lower side of the component carrier, and wherein the first extension band and the second extension band are symmetrical with respect to the component carrier; and
generate resource assignment information based on:
a first set of resource block numbers assigned to a first plurality of resource blocks of the first extension band;
a second set of resource block numbers assigned to a second plurality of resource blocks of the component carrier; and
a third set of resource block numbers assigned to a third plurality of resource blocks of the second extension band, wherein each of the second set of resource block numbers is smaller than each of the first set of resource block numbers and each of the third set of resource block numbers; and
assign downlink transmission on the first extension band and the second extension band, for the first terminal apparatus, based on the first terminal apparatus that is closest to a center of a cell among the plurality of terminal apparatuses; and
a radio communication unit configured to transmit the resource assignment information to the first terminal apparatus, on the component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,075,954

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BAND-LIMITED SUBFRAMES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Blackberry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of a first network node, comprising:providing, in one or more radio frames, a set of subframes comprising a band-limited subframe having a system bandwidth, wherein the system bandwidth of the band-limited subframe is partitioned into a first frequency sub-band, a second frequency sub-band, and a third frequency sub-band, the first frequency sub-band, the second frequency sub-band, and the third frequency sub-band are in a same frequency band, and the third frequency sub-band is located between the first frequency sub-band and the second frequency sub-band;
for the band-limited subframe:
transmitting over the first frequency sub-band of the band-limited subframe, with a first transmission power;
transmitting over the second frequency sub-band of the band-limited subframe, with a second transmission power, wherein the first transmission power is above a first threshold, the second transmission power is below a second threshold, and the second threshold is lower than the first threshold; and
refraining from transmitting over the third frequency sub-band of the band-limited subframe; and
sending at least one of information of the set of subframes, information of the first frequency sub-band, or information of the second frequency sub-band, to a user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,075,953

TECHNIQUES AND CONFIGURATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH OPERATION OF AN EVOLVED NODE B AT MULTIPLE COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVELS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory, computer-readable media having instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause an evolved node B (eNB) to:operate in an operational mode to provide a first coverage enhancement level for user equipments (UEs) that have established communication with the eNB or a preconfigured minimum coverage enhancement level; and
cause the eNB to switch from the operational mode to a discovery mode, wherein the discovery mode is to provide a second coverage enhancement level for UEs that are to establish communication with the eNB,
wherein the first coverage enhancement level is associated with transmissions at a first repetition level and the second coverage enhancement level is associated with transmissions at a second repetition level.

US Pat. No. 10,075,952

TERMINAL DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station device comprising:transmission circuitry that transmits a Downlink Control Information (DCI) format repeatedly in a plurality of subframes on a physical downlink control channel or an enhanced physical downlink control channel, the physical downlink control channel or the enhanced physical downlink control channel being scrambled by a pseudo random sequence,
generation circuitry that generates the pseudo random sequence at least based on an RNTI (Radio Network Temporary Identifier) and a current repetition number for the physical downlink control channel or the enhanced physical downlink control channel, and
the DCI format is added with cyclic redundancy check parity bits which have been scrambled by the RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,075,951

METHOD, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL FOR TRANSMITTING SYSTEM INFORMATION

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for transmitting system information, comprising:determining available system information retransmission resources;
predefining part of or all of the available system information retransmission resources for retransmission of system information;
retransmitting the system information based on available system information retransmission resources to improve coverage performance,
wherein,
the available system information retransmission resources are distributed in 4 successive radio frames whose system frame numbers % M=0, 1, 2, 3, wherein, M is a scheduling interval of retransmitting the system information, M is a multiple of 4 and % M represents modulo M.

US Pat. No. 10,075,950

TRAFFIC ADVERTISEMENT IN NEIGHBOR AWARE NETWORK (NAN) DATA PATH

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication comprising:generating a traffic advertisement at a particular device, the traffic advertisement indicating availability of data to be sent by the particular device to multiple devices;
sending, from the particular device, the traffic advertisement during a paging window;
receiving a limited availability message from a first device of the multiple devices;
receiving an available message from a second device of the multiple devices;
sending first data from the particular device to the first device during a data transmission window prior to sending second data from the particular device to the second device during the data transmission window, wherein the data transmission window is subsequent to the paging window;
subsequent to sending the first data from the particular device to the first device, receiving an unavailable message from the first device during the data transmission window; and
in response to receiving the unavailable message from the first device, refraining from sending particular data from the particular device to the first device during the data transmission window.

US Pat. No. 10,075,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving a resource assignment;
determining a first set of time-frequency resources in a subframe from the resource assignment;
determining a second set of time-frequency resources in the subframe, the second set of time-frequency resources used for a second latency data transmission, and the second set of time-frequency resources overlapping with at least a portion of the first set of time-frequency resources; and
decoding a first latency data transmission in the subframe based on the determined first and second set of time-frequency resources, where the first latency transmission has a longer latency than the second latency transmission,
wherein the method further comprises:
determining a modulation and coding scheme value from the resource assignment; and
adjusting log likelihood ratio values of bits corresponding to first latency data transmission and mapped to the second set of time-frequency resources, only if the modulation and coding scheme value exceeds a modulation and coding scheme threshold, and
wherein decoding the first latency data transmission further comprises decoding the first latency data transmission based on adjusted log likelihood ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,075,948

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a sounding reference signal (SRS) request using one downlink control information format (DCI format) of a plurality of DCI formats, each of which is associated with at least one set of SRS parameters that specifies one of a plurality of SRS resources, wherein a set of SRS parameters is at least partially different from other set(s) of SRS parameters, and a first set of SRS parameters for a first DCI format is configured independently of a second set of SRS parameters for a second DCI format; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives the SRS transmitted using an SRS resource specified by a set of SRS parameters associated with said one DCI format.

US Pat. No. 10,075,947

METHOD FOR ASSIGNING NUMBER OF CONTROL CHANNEL CANDIDATES AND NUMBER OF BLIND DETECTION TIMES, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for detecting control channel, the method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), a number of enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) candidates corresponding to each aggregation level (AL) in a second AL set {L2j}, wherein,
the set {L2j} is formed by M ALs supported by four physical resource block (PRB) pairs,
j is a positive integer that ranges from 1 to M,
the set {L2j} is a subset of a first AL set {L1i}, the set {L1i} is formed by N ALs supported by eight PRB pairs,
i is a positive integer that ranges from 1 to N, M?N, and
the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to an AL L2j in the set {L2j} is greater than or equal to the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to the AL L2j in the set {L1i}; and
detecting, by the UE, the EPDCCH according to the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to each AL in the set {L2j}.

US Pat. No. 10,075,946

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN MULTI-CARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processor operably coupled to the memory,
wherein the processor, when executing program instructions stored in the memory, is configured to:
cause the communication apparatus to monitor Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) candidates in Common Search Space (CSS) and User equipment-specific Search Space (USS), wherein the PDCCH candidates include a first PDCCH candidate in the CSS and a second PDCCH candidate in the USS; and
cause the communication apparatus to select the first PDCCH candidate as PDCCH transmitted from an e-Node B (eNB) if the first PDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate satisfy a first set of conditions,
wherein the first set of conditions includes:
(1) Cyclic redundancy check (CRC) of the first PDCCH candidate and CRC of the second PDCCH candidate are scrambled by a same Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI),
(2) the first PDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate have a same payload size,
(3) the first PDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate have a same first Control Channel Element (CCE) index, and
(4) the communication apparatus is configured with a carrier indicator field.

US Pat. No. 10,075,945

RECEIVER DEVICE, TRANSMITTER DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a precoder which, in operation, applies a first precoding corresponding to single-antenna transmission to a downlink control signal when a localized allocation is used and, in operation, applies a second precoding corresponding to multi-antenna transmission to the downlink control signal when a distributed allocation is used, for each of a plurality of Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) candidates configured in a data region, wherein a plurality of first aggregation levels for the distributed allocation at least partially overlaps with a plurality of second aggregation levels for the localized allocation and includes at least one more aggregation level that is greater than any one of the second aggregation levels, and wherein each of the EPDCCH candidates at an aggregation level comprises a number of resources that corresponds to the aggregation level; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the precoded downlink control signal using a single antenna port when the localized allocation is used and, in operation, transmits the precoded downlink control signal using two antenna ports when the distributed allocation is used.

US Pat. No. 10,075,944

TERMINAL DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, generates a response signal based on error detection results of downlink data transmitted in one or more component carriers including a first component carrier and a second component carrier that are aggregated in a carrier aggregation; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the generated response signal in a uplink control channel based on a mapping rule, wherein:
the mapping rule associates the error detection results with one of a plurality of resources used for transmission of the uplink control channel, the plurality of resources including a first resource and a second resource;
error detection results when the downlink data is received only in the first component carrier are associated with the first resource that is mapped on the first component carrier;
error detection results when the downlink data is received only in the second component carrier are associated with the second resource that is mapped on the second component carrier;
the first resource is associated with an index of one or more control channel elements in which downlink control information received in the first component carrier is mapped; and
the second resource is associated with an index of one or more control channel elements in which downlink control information received in the second component carrier is mapped.

US Pat. No. 10,075,943

USER TERMINAL, BASE STATION AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives downlink (DL) signals transmitted in a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) cell and a Time Division Duplex (TDD) cell;
a processor that allocates delivery acknowledgement signals in response to the received DL signals, channel quality information or scheduling requests in predetermined uplink (UL) subframes; and
a transmitter that transmits the delivery acknowledgement signals,
wherein, when Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) transmission is configured in both the FDD cell and the TDD cell, the processor allocates a delivery acknowledgement signal in UL subframes in one or both of the FDD cell and the TDD cell, the transmitter transmits the delivery acknowledgement signal, and the processor controls the transmitter to transmit the channel quality information or a scheduling request having an overlapping transmission timing with the delivery acknowledgement signal.

US Pat. No. 10,075,942

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTROL CHANNEL FORMING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives, from a terminal, a control channel that is formed using a selected one of a plurality of PUCCH (Physical Uplink Control Channel) formats including a first PUCCH format and a second PUCCH format, and that includes control information for one or more of a plurality of component carriers, the plurality of component carriers including a Primary Component Carrier (PCC) and a Secondary Component Carrier (SCC); and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to the terminal, data based on the control information, wherein
when the control information includes only Channel State Information (C SI) for the plurality of component carriers out of ACK/NACK and the CSI, the first PUCCH format is selected and used to form the control channel;
when the control information includes the ACK/NACK and the CSI for the plurality of component carriers, the first PUCCH format is selected and used to form the control channel;
when the control information includes only the ACK/NACK out of the ACK/NACK and the CSI, the second PUCCH format, different from the first PUCCH format, is selected and used to form the control channel;
when the control information includes the ACK/NACK for the SCC and the CSI, and there is no downlink data assignment for the SCC, the control channel is formed using a resource configured beforehand; and
when the control information includes the ACK/NACK for the SCC and the CSI and there is downlink data assignment for the SCC, the control channel is formed using a resource indicated from the communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,075,941

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION AND FEEDBACK

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

1. A link adaptation method by a base station serving a plurality of mobile stations in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) communication system, the communication system utilizing a transmission structure with time slots in the time domain and frequency subchannels in the frequency domain, the method comprising:transmitting a control message to a mobile station over a control channel,
wherein:
the control message contains transmission parameters allocated to the mobile station for a subsequent transmission of data by the base station over a frequency subchannel to the mobile station in a time slot; and
the mobile station-specific transmission parameters indicate an antenna transmission scheme and a corresponding subchannel configuration, the antenna transmission scheme comprising a transmission diversity scheme or a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) scheme and the corresponding subchannel configuration characterized by distributed subcarriers or localized subcarriers in the frequency domain; and
transmitting a data packet to the mobile station over the frequency subchannel in accordance with the mobile station-specific transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,075,940

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING BUFFER STATUS REPORT IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION, AND DEVICE THEREOF

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method for a first User Equipment (UE) to execute inter-UE direct communication with a second UE, the method comprising:triggering a Buffer Status Report (BSR) for inter-UE direct communication with the second UE;
transmitting the BSR to at least one of a Base Station (BS) and a radio resource allocation entity; and
receiving, from the at least one of the BS and the radio resource allocation entity, radio resource allocation information for the inter-UE direct communication,
wherein the BSR is triggered upon generation of at least one of predetermined events, where the at least one of the predetermined events is generated at least one of i) when the first UE initiates the inter-UE direct communication and ii) when the inter-UE direct communication begins;
wherein the BSR includes a logical channel identity index value for inter-UE direct communication, which is distinguished from a logical channel identity index value for communication with the BS;
wherein the BSR includes an inter-UE direct communication connection identity index value for distinguishing at least one inter-UE direct communication; and
wherein the logical channel identity index value for the inter-UE direct communication is defined as “11000”.

US Pat. No. 10,075,939

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL LAYER RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for receiving control information within a multicast group, the method comprising:at a mobile station:
communicating with a base station using an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) or broadband OFDM based technology, wherein the mobile station is grouped within a first multicast group, wherein the first multicast group is defined for multicast signaling by a first multicast group ID and by temporarily grouping mobile stations sharing a commonality, wherein the mobile stations sharing the commonality comprises mobile stations transmitting signaling to the base station with at least one common parameter;
subsequent to definition of the first multicast group for multicast signaling, receiving control signaling associated with the first multicast group ID indicating a resource location for a physical burst transmission; and
receiving a multicast group control message from the base station via multicasting to the first multicast group ID in the physical burst transmission associated with the first multicast group ID comprising the control information that is specific to the mobile station, wherein the physical burst transmission comprises control information for a plurality of mobile stations, wherein the control information comprises an ID of reduced size configured for identifying the mobile station as a member of the first multicast group within the multicast group control message addressed to the first multicast group ID, wherein the ID is of reduced size in comparison to identifying the mobile station when the mobile station is not a member of the first multicast group, wherein the control information further comprises at least resource allocation signaling to allocate resources to the mobile station in the first multicast group, wherein resources allocated to the mobile station by the resource allocation signaling are not allocated to other mobile stations within the first multicast group and wherein the mobile station disregards multicast group control messages associated with multicast groups defined by second multicast group IDs other than the first multicast group ID.

US Pat. No. 10,075,938

DYNAMIC SELECTION OF DATA EXCHANGE MODE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

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

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a telecommunication device via a base station, capabilities information indicating that the telecommunication device is configured to selectively operate in either a Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO) communication mode or a Carrier Aggregation (CA) communication mode;
transmitting, to the telecommunication device via the base station, a first command to cause the telecommunication device to receive first data from the base station on a first carrier using the MIMO communication mode;
following transmitting the first command, monitoring current capacity data associated with at least a first available capacity of at least a second carrier at a first time;
transmitting, based on the first available capacity of the second carrier at the first time, a second command to the telecommunication device via the base station to cause the telecommunication device to use the CA communication mode to receive second data from the second carrier and from and at least one of the first carrier or a third carrier;
following transmitting the second command, monitoring current capacity data associated with each of the first carrier, the second carrier, and the third carrier; and
varying a threshold level based on the current capacity data associated with the first carrier, the second carrier, and the third carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,075,937

TARGET CELL SELECTION FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CONTINUITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing transfer of Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) service and idle mode unicast service for a mobile entity, the method comprising:identifying candidate target base stations based on each having paging signal strength and system information signal strength sufficient to support camping on by the mobile entity in idle mode;
prioritizing the candidate target base stations in a priority order based in part on an MBMS status of the mobile entity and on MBMS services support by respective ones of the candidate target base stations;
based on determining that none of the candidate target base stations currently supports the MBSFN service for the mobile entity, selecting a target base station that does not currently support the MBSFN service for the mobile entity; and
transmitting an identifier for use in transferring the MBSFN service and unicast service to the target base station that does not currently support the MBSFN service for the mobile entity.

US Pat. No. 10,075,936

NOTIFICATION TO MOBILE DEVICE OF INCOMING CALL

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A communication device, comprising:a radio access technology (RAT) controller;
a first RAT receiver, operatively coupled to the RAT controller, the first RAT receiver being associated with a first RAT; and
a second RAT receiver, coupled to the RAT controller, the second RAT receiver being associated with a second RAT;
wherein the RAT controller is configured to:
determine that the first RAT receiver is connected to a first wireless network cell associated with the first RAT,
determine, based on comparing a first network cell coverage area associated with the first RAT to a second network cell coverage area associated with the second RAT, a time period for wireless network cell discovery to be performed by the second RAT receiver,
identify a plurality of available cells of a wireless network associated with the second RAT by periodically, upon expiration of the time period, turning on the second RAT receiver,
receive, using the first RAT receiver, a notification of an incoming voice call wherein the notification identifies the second RAT,
turn on the second RAT receiver,
cause the second RAT receiver to establish a connection with a second network cell of the plurality of available cells,
cause the second RAT receiver to receive, using the connection, the incoming voice call, and
upon completing the incoming voice call, keep both the first RAT receiver and the second RAT receiver turned on responsive to determining that the wireless network does not support simultaneous voice and data communications.

US Pat. No. 10,075,935

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING STATE TRANSITION

MAPSTED CORP., Markham, ...

1. A method for detecting a transition in positioning state of a mobile device having a processor and a memory, the method comprising:monitoring, based at least in part on global positioning system (GPS) data of the mobile device, for a positioning state of the mobile device as one of an indoor and an outside location relative to an indoor facility;
detecting, via one or more sensors of the mobile device, ambient data;
determining respective weightings for the ambient data and the GPS data, the ambient data including one or more of received signal strength data and signal connectivity data, wherein the respective weightings for at least one of the signal strength data and the signal connectivity data are assigned, by the processor, based on a degree of signal coverage established according to fingerprint data of a fingerprint map for the indoor facility; and
detecting, by the processor, a transition in positioning state of the mobile device from one of the indoor and the outside locations to another of the indoor and the outside locations when a weighted sum value based at least in part on the respective weightings is one of above and below a predetermined state transition value.

US Pat. No. 10,075,934

POSITIONING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A base station, comprising:a transmitter, configured to send, after a location measurement request is received from a location server a terminal side measurement request based on a positioning node reference signal to a target terminal according to configuration information of the positioning node reference signal, wherein the target terminal is in a scenario in which a plurality of positioning nodes shares a same cell identity, wherein the configuration information of the positioning node reference signal comprises a transmission timing of the positioning node reference signal, a transmission period of the positioning node reference signal, and a frequency-domain transmission position of the positioning node reference signal, and wherein the configuration information of the positioning node reference signal further comprises a positioning node identity or a positioning node reference signal identity;
a receiver, configured to receive, from the target terminal, terminal side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal; and
a processor, configured to perform a base station side measurement based on the positioning node reference signal, and obtain base station side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal;
wherein the transmitter is further configured to send the terminal side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal and the base station side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal to the location server, wherein the terminal side measurement information and the base station side measurement information are for the location server to calculate location information of the target terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,075,933

DETERMINATION OF NCS PARAMETER AND LOGICAL ROOT SEQUENCE ASSIGNMENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for configuring a ZeroCorrelationZoneConfig (Ncs) parameter of a base station, comprising:determining by the base station a count of timing synchronization failures between a mobile device and the base station based at least in part on non-receipt of a message at the base station,
upon determining that the count of timing synchronization failures satisfies a threshold, dynamically configuring the Ncs parameter, and
coordinating assignments of root sequences among a plurality of base stations, the root sequences being used to generate physical random access channel (PRACH) preambles.

US Pat. No. 10,075,932

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a first user equipment (UE), the method comprising:determining whether a synchronization signal transmitted from a base station is received;
if the synchronization signal transmitted from the base station is not received, selecting a reference UE for synchronizing; and
transmitting a synchronization signal determined based on information received from the reference UE,
wherein the synchronization signal is a first synchronization signal, if the reference UE is in a coverage of the base station,
wherein the synchronization signal is a second synchronization signal, if the reference UE is out of the coverage of the base station, and
wherein the synchronization signal is the second synchronization signal, if the reference UE is not selected.

US Pat. No. 10,075,931

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELAYING RESYNCHRONIZATION FOR D2D OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting device-to-device (D2D) synchronization information for an in-coverage-state in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining whether coverage state of the UE is changed from the in-coverage-state to an out-coverage-state,
wherein, if the UE is outside network coverage, the coverage state of the UE is the out-coverage-state, and
wherein, if the UE is inside the network coverage, the coverage state of the UE is the in-coverage-state; and
when the coverage state of the UE is determined to have changed from the in-coverage-state to the out-coverage-state:
starting a timer; and
transmitting the D2D synchronization signal for in-coverage or a D2D synchronization information for the in-coverage-state while the timer is running.

US Pat. No. 10,075,930

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first User Equipment (UE) for transmitting device-to-device (D2D) synchronization signals or broadcast channels, said method comprising:determining, at the first UE, the first UE's level of interest in being received by a second UE that uses a same or a different synchronization reference signal, wherein determining the first UE's level of interest includes:
analyzing the first UE's interest in performing a certain type of service;
determining whether the second UE is compatible with the certain type of service; and
concluding the first UE is interested in being received by the second UE only when the first UE is interested in performing the certain type of service, and when the second UE is compatible with the certain type of service; and
adapting, at the first UE, a time pattern for transmission of synchronization signals or broadcast channels, depending on the determined level of interest of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,075,929

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An apparatus for network synchronization, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor that:
controls the transceiver to receive a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) according to a muting pattern from a macro cell,
wherein the macro cell and the apparatus use separate frequencies;
performs network synchronization with the macro cell based on the CSI-RS,
applies a frame boundary offset between a downlink subframe and an uplink subframe,
wherein the frame boundary offset is an interval by which the downlink subframe and the uplink subframe are separated, and
controls the transceiver to transmit a signal by setting a start time for an uplink transmission based on the frame boundary offset and a timing advance (TA) received from a network,
wherein the frame boundary offset is configured based on higher layer signaling,
wherein the downlink subframe and the uplink subframe are time division duplex (TDD) subframes, and
wherein the muting pattern matches a fake MBMS Single-Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,075,928

NON-UNIFORM TRANSMISSION OF SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a base station, comprising:dividing a region surrounding the base station into a plurality of sub-regions, wherein one sub-region of the plurality of sub-regions covers a greater area than at least one other sub-region of the plurality of sub-regions, and wherein the region is an angular region, and the plurality of sub-regions are a plurality of angular sub-regions;
assigning each beam of a plurality of beams of the base station to a respective sub-region of the plurality of sub-regions; and
transmitting at least one initial access signal in each direction of the plurality of beams using a respective beam of the plurality of beams, each direction of the plurality of beams corresponding to a respective sub-region of the plurality of sub-regions.

US Pat. No. 10,075,927

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


US Pat. No. 10,075,926

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and an extended power headroom report (PHR), the header including a logical channel identifier (LCID) for identifying the extended PHR; and
transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the extended PHR includes one or more power headrooms (PHs) and a bitmap, the bitmap indicating whether at least one PH for at least one secondary cell is reported.

US Pat. No. 10,075,925

CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION OF A WIRELESS DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of a wireless device, comprising:setting a first transceiver to a first wireless link between the wireless device and a first access point (AP) in an active state;
setting a second transceiver to a second wireless link between the wireless device and a second AP in an active state, wherein each of the first and second transceivers in the respective active state is able to transmit and receive over a respective wireless link of the first and second wireless links;
while the first transceiver is set in the active state of the first transceiver and the second transceiver is set in the active state of the second transceiver, deciding, by at least one processor in the wireless device, to not transmit over the first wireless link between the wireless device and the first AP, in response to determining that the wireless device is communicating or is about to communicate over the second wireless link with the second AP, wherein the wireless device is concurrently associated with the first and second APs using a same protocol, wherein the first AP is part of a first network and the second AP is part of a second network different and separate from the first network, and wherein one network of the first network and the second network is provided by a cellular network operator that has allocated the first network to offload communication of data traffic from a cellular network of the cellular network operator; and
in response to deciding to not transmit over the first wireless link, controlling the first transceiver to prevent transmission over the first wireless link while the first transceiver is in the active state of the first transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,075,924

COMMUNICATION OF CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

ERICSSON AB, Stockholm (...

1. A method, implemented by a terminal in a wireless communication system, of communicating control information in the wireless communications system, the method comprising:transmitting control information in one or more time slots in a control channel to a network apparatus by;
transmitting control information to the network apparatus in a first set of time slots in a continuous time interval on the control channel when the terminal operates in an active state, the first set of time slots comprising every time slot in the continuous time interval;
transmitting control information including a channel quality indication to the network apparatus in a second set of time slots in the continuous time interval on the control channel when the terminal operates in a control-hold state, the second set of time slots having fewer time slots than or the same number of time slots as the first set of time slots, and the second set of time slots including one of every N time slots in the continuous time interval, where N is an integer greater than or equal to one; and
sharing the control channel with a plurality of terminals in the wireless communication system when the terminal operates in the control hold state.

US Pat. No. 10,075,923

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION POWER FOR A DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a network node for determining a downlink transmission power for a downlink shared channel to be used in a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) by cells served by the network node in a wireless telecommunications network, wherein the network node includes a shared power amplifier that provides downlink transmission power to multiple cells served by the network node, the method comprising:determining a total downlink transmission power available to a cell for all physical channels, wherein the total downlink transmission power available to the cell for all physical channels includes downlink transmission power allocated to the cell and downlink transmission power initially allocated to another cell that shares the shared power amplifier, but which is not currently being utilized by the other cell;
limiting a total downlink transmission power allocated in the cell for all physical channels based on the downlink transmission power allocated in the cell to physical channels associated with a pilot signal downlink channel, wherein a ratio of the total downlink transmission power allocated to the cell for all physical channels, to the downlink transmission power allocated in the cell to physical channels associated with the pilot signal downlink channel, is maintained below a threshold value;
calculating the downlink transmission power for the downlink shared channel as the difference between the limited total downlink transmission power allocated in the cell for all physical channels and downlink transmission power allocated to common channels and dedicated channels; and
transmitting downlink transmissions on a physical channel associated with the downlink shared channel using the calculated downlink transmission power for the downlink shared channel.

US Pat. No. 10,075,922

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSERVATION OF BATTERY POWER OF MOBILE DEVICES WITHIN A LOCATION-BASED GROUP

Life360, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method of conserving battery power of mobile devices within a location-based subgroup comprising:registering and linking by a processor included in a tracking server a group of mobile devices to track locations of the mobile devices;
forming by the processor a location-based subgroup of mobile devices from the registered group of mobile devices based on location data and proximity information received from a first mobile device included in the registered group of mobile devices, the location-based subgroup of mobile devices including mobile devices within a first predetermined radius of a specific location;
querying and receiving by the processor a level of power associated with each of the mobile devices in the location-based subgroup; and
transmitting control signals by the processor to each of the mobile devices in the located-based subgroup to conserve battery power of one or more mobile devices in the location-based subgroup, wherein transmitting control signals by the processor includes:
selecting at least one of the mobile devices in the location-based subgroup having a highest level of power as a first selected mobile device, and
signaling to the mobile devices in the location-based subgroup other than the first selected mobile device to shut down at least one of radio functions that are used to provide location data or proximity information while tracking a location of each of the mobile devices in the location-based subgroup using a proximity sensor on the first selected mobile device,
wherein the mobile devices in the location-based subgroup other than the first selected mobile device stop transmitting at least one of the location data or the proximity information provided by the at least one of the radio functions, and
wherein at least one of the location data or the proximity information from the first selected mobile device respectively includes the location data or the proximity information of each of the mobile devices in the location-based subgroup.

US Pat. No. 10,075,921

VEHICLE MOUNTED COMMUNICATION UNIT AND SERVICE PROVISION SYSTEM

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. A vehicle mounted communication unit which communicates with a server terminal providing service for a vehicle via a mobile communication network for receiving provision of the service, the vehicle mounted communication unit comprising:a main control unit configured to control the vehicle mounted communication unit and including a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM; and
a communication module including a communication control unit, which includes a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM, and a communication unit performing communication through the mobile communication network under control of the communication control unit,
wherein the main control unit includes
a communication abnormality detecting unit detecting a communication abnormality of the communication via the communication module when communication connection cannot be performed at any of plural elements including the server terminal, the mobile communication network, and the communication module, and
a restoration execution unit executing restoration operation performed by resetting an operation state of the communication module at a timing when the communication abnormality is detected by the communication abnormality detecting unit, and the restoration execution unit starting the restoration operation at a different timing depending on at which element communication connection cannot be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,075,920

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRAFFIC IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling data in an electronic device, the method comprising:identifying a request for a transmission of first data;
if a condition is satisfied, delaying the transmission of the first data, and in response to identifying a generation of second data, transmitting the first data and the second data based on a transmission quality of the second data during a state in which the second data is being generated; and
if the condition is not satisfied, transmitting the first data,
wherein the first data is associated with a delay-tolerant application,
wherein the second data is associated with a delay-intolerant application,
wherein the transmitting of the first data is stopped in response to a reduction in the transmission quality of the second data,
wherein the reduction in the transmission quality of the second data is determined based on a change of at least one parameter for the delay-intolerant application with respect to a time, and
wherein the condition comprises at least one of whether a remaining amount of battery in the electronic device is below a threshold, or whether the electronic device is connected to a wireless local area network (LAN).

US Pat. No. 10,075,919

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY SENSORS AND IDENTIFICATION BEACON

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
one or more processors;
at least one proximity sensor component operable with the one or more processors and comprising an infrared signal receiver receiving an infrared emission from an object external to the housing without a corresponding transmitter; and
at least one proximity detector component operable with the one or more processors and comprising a signal emitter and a corresponding signal receiver;
the one or more processors actuating the at least one proximity detector component when the at least one proximity sensor component receives the infrared emission from the object, thereby causing the signal emitter to transmit a beacon having a unique identifier encoded therein; and
the one or more processors monitoring the corresponding signal receiver for a response transmission from another electronic device in response to transmission of the beacon, and upon failing to receive the response transmission, causing the signal emitter to transmit a request signal requesting identification credentials from the another electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,075,918

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system employing a radio interface including an arrangement of downlink reference symbols, the method comprising:monitoring reference symbols transmitted by a base station;
identifying that transmission by the base station of at least one reference symbol from the arrangement of downlink reference symbols is suppressed;
determining a period of time for which to enter a reduced activity mode based on the identified at least one reference symbol for which transmission is suppressed; and
initiating the reduced activity mode for the determined period of time.