US Pat. No. 10,734,561

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD, WIRING BOARD, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE WIRING BOARD

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of manufacturing a wiring board comprising:providing an insulating member that includes partitions surrounding a plurality of regions to define the plurality of regions, the plurality of regions including corners, the partitions including openings that pass through the partitions, the plurality of regions communicating with each other via the openings;
disposing conductive members in the plurality of regions; and
providing the conductive members in the openings to directly electrically connect the conductive members disposed in the plurality of regions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,729,156

METHODS OF PURIFYING EXOSOMES

PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION L...

1. A method of purifying exosomes, the method comprising:subjecting a whey composition to a first ultrafiltration, wherein the first ultrafiltration yields a first permeate and a first retentate;
subjecting the first retentate to a second ultrafiltration, wherein the second ultrafiltration yields a second permeate and a second retentate;
during the second ultrafiltration, treating the first retentate with carbon dioxide;
subjecting the second retentate to a third ultrafiltration, wherein the third ultrafiltration yields a third permeate and a third retentate;
drying the third permeate to yield an exosome powder.

US Pat. No. 10,734,555

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of producing a light emitting device comprising the steps of:preparing a wavelength conversion sheet by successively adhering together a first sheet including a base material and a first phosphor, a second sheet including a base material and a second phosphor, and a third sheet including a base material in this order, the first phosphor emitting green to yellow light and the second phosphor emitting red light, the second phosphor being a manganese-activated fluoride phosphor, the first phosphor and the second phosphor being distinctly different substances contained in the wavelength conversion sheet having the same base material;
preparing a light transmissive member by cutting the wavelength conversion sheet into small pieces using an ultrasonic cutter;
applying a light guide member on a light emitting device that emits blue light and placing the light transmissive member on the light emitting device via the light guide member such that the first sheet faces to the light emitting device and that the first phosphor is more localized towards the light emitting device than the second phosphor;
forming a cover member that embed the light emitting device, the light guide member and the light transmissive member; and
exposing an upper face of the light transmissive member by grinding the cover member using a grinder.

US Pat. No. 10,733,735

OPHTHALMIC APPARATUS

TOMEY CORPORATION, Nagoy...

1. An ophthalmic apparatus configured to measure a shape of a subjected eye, the apparatus comprising:a processor;
an anterior eye image capturing system; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the ophthalmic apparatus to perform:
acquiring a preoperative two-dimensional tomographic image of a preoperative subjected eye;
acquiring a postoperative two-dimensional tomographic image of a postoperative subjected eye;
calculating a preoperative shape of the preoperative subjected eye based on the preoperative two-dimensional tomographic image of the preoperative subjected eye acquired by the acquiring of the preoperative two-dimensional tomographic image;
calculating a postoperative shape of the postoperative subjected eye based on the postoperative two-dimensional tomographic image of the postoperative subjected eye acquired by the acquiring of the postoperative two-dimensional tomographic image; and
calculating a displacement amount between a first line of reference obtained from the preoperative two-dimensional tomographic image of the preoperative subjected eye and a second line of reference obtained from the postoperative two-dimensional tomographic image of the postoperative subjected eye, based on the calculated preoperative shape and the calculated postoperative shape,
wherein each of the first and second lines of reference is a normal vector of an approximate circle calculated from an internal shape of a corresponding one of the preoperative subjected eye and the postoperative subjected eye.

US Pat. No. 10,733,236

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING MESSAGE SEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method for producing message search recommendations, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:providing a search bar for searching a corpus of network messages such that the search bar is configured to enable a user to search the network messages by specifying both a specialized keyword that designates a separate common field for searching the network messages and a value that corresponds to the separate common field;
detecting, as the user inputs the specialized keyword into the search bar, that the user is inputting the specialized keyword;
presenting, in response to detecting that the user is inputting the specialized keyword, a recommended different specialized keyword that, according to historical records, has been used in conjunction with the detected specialized keyword in search queries rather than simply recommending a value that corresponds to the detected specialized keyword;
detecting a pattern in the historical records that indicates that the detected specialized keyword has been used in conjunction with the recommended different specialized keyword; and
linking the detected specialized keyword and the recommended different specialized keyword in a data structure to record the detected pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,732,953

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING GRAPHS FOR APPLICATION UPDATES

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method comprising:determining, with one or more processors that are part of a server system, a sequence of update steps from a currently installed version of a client application on a remote client device having one or more processors and a user interface to a new version of the client application to be installed on the client device;
building a representation of updates as an update graph having nodes that represent versions and edges that represent update steps based on the currently installed version of the client application to the new version of the client application including one or more intermediate versions and also wherein the graph is initially constructed as an incomplete graph based on update steps stored in an archive of updates and supplemented with information for filling the portions of the graph that correspond to missing versions and updates with the one or more processors that are part of the server system;
storing the representation of the update graph in at least one memory device coupled with the one or more processors that are part of the server system;
determining, with the one or more processors that are part of the server system utilizing the update graph, a shortest update path between the currently installed version of the client application and the new version of the client application, wherein the shortest update path comprises the smallest number of update steps between the currently installed version of the client application and the new version of the client application;
determining, with the one or more processors that are part of the server system utilizing the update graph, whether any of the update steps can be skipped as being no operation updates or undoing changes made by previous updates;
determining, with the one or more processors that are part of the server system utilizing the update graph, an update sequence from a combination of the sequence of update steps unique to the shortest update path between the currently installed version of the client application and the new version of the client application and omitting the update steps that can be skipped; and
building, with the one or more processors that are part of the server system, an update package to update the currently installed version of the client application to the new version of the client application based on the determination utilizing the update graph.

US Pat. No. 10,731,810

FLAME SIMULATING ASSEMBLY FOR SIMULATED FIREPLACES INCLUDING A REFLECTING LIGHT SYSTEM

Living Style (B.V.I.) Lim...

1. A flame simulating assembly for providing a moving effect of flames, the assembly comprising:a light source;
an imaging wall disposed above the light source;
a rotating flicker rod having a plurality of reflective flicker elements configured and arranged to reflect the light from the light source and create fluctuating light on the imaging wall, the flicker rod being disposed in the path of the light source;
a simulated fuel bed; and
a front reflector,
wherein a portion of the light from the light source intermittently passes through the plurality of flicker elements on the rotating flicker rod to illuminate the simulated fuel bed and create a glowing or burning effect thereon,
wherein the flicker rod rotates about a central axis and both the light source and at least a first portion of the front reflector are disposed below the central axis of the flicker rod, and
wherein the flicker rod is at least partially disposed between the light source and the front reflector such that said portion of light from the light source that intermittently passes through the plurality of flicker element is reflected off the front reflector to illuminate the simulated fuel bed.

US Pat. No. 10,730,920

RECOMBINANT POLYPEPTIDES DERIVED FROM FBP1 AND FBP2 AND USES OF THE SAME

CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY, T...

1. A recombinant nucleic acid encoding a recombinant polypeptide having an amino acid sequence corresponding to that of a truncated mutant product of a wild-type FBP1 protein that comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, the truncated mutant product lacking a C-terminal domain of the wild-type FBP1 protein, the recombinant nucleic acid having a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO: 44 and SEQ ID NO:45.

US Pat. No. 10,730,888

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF DOLUTEGRAVIR

Mylan Laboratories Limite...

1. A process for the preparation of dolutegravir, comprising the steps of:a) reacting a compound of formula 8 with 1,1-dimethoxy-N,N-dimethyl methanamine to obtain a compound of formula 7;

b) treating the compound of formula 7 with an alkenyl amine of the formula H2N—R3 in the presence of a solvent to obtain a compound of formula 6, wherein the solvent is selected from the group consisting of alcohol solvent, ester solvent, ether solvent, aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, and mixtures thereof;

c) cyclizing the compound of formula 6 with dimethyl oxalate in the presence of a base and a solvent to obtain a compound of formula 5, wherein the base is selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal hydroxide, an alkali metal hydride, an alkali metal alkoxide, and mixtures thereof, and the solvent is an alcohol;

d) converting the compound of formula 5 to a compound of formula 5a and then converting the compound of formula 5a to the compound of formula 4,
wherein converting the compound of formula 5 to the compound of formula 5a comprises mixing boric acid with acetic anhydride which is then reacted with the compound of formula 5 to result in the compound of formula 5a, and
wherein converting the compound of formula 5a to the compound of formula 4 is performed in the presence of a base or an acid and a solvent, wherein the base is an alkali metal hydroxide base;

e) condensing the compound of formula 4 with 2,4-difluorobenzylamine in the presence of a base and a coupling agent in a solvent to obtain a compound of formula 3, wherein the base is selected from the group consisting of N-methylmorpholine (NMM), diisopropylethylamine, trimethylamine, N,N?-dimethylpiperazine, N-methylpiperidine, pyridine, and mixtures thereof;

f) oxidizing the compound of formula 3 by reacting the compound of formula 3 with an oxidizing agent to obtain a compound of formula 2, wherein the oxidizing agent is selected from the group consisting of ozone, ozonized oxygen, periodic acid, osmium tetroxide-periodate, ruthenium trichloride-periodate, sodium metaperiodate, sodium orthoperiodate, ruthenium trichloride/potassium peroxymonosulfate, bis(acetonitrile)dichloropalladium (II), bis(benzonitrile)palladium (II) chloride, osmium tetroxide, sodium metaperiodate, ruthenium trichloride/potassium peroxymonosulfate, and mixtures thereof;

g) reacting the compound of formula 2 with (R)-3-aminobutanol in the presence of an acid and a solvent to obtain a compound of formula 1, wherein the acid is selected from the group consisting of acetic acid, methane sulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, and mixtures thereof; and

h) converting the compound of formula 1 in the presence of a metal bromide to dolutegravir;

wherein R1 and R2 are independently a C1-C6 alkyl, a C6-C10 aryl, or a C6-C10 aralkyl, and R4 the alkenyl amine of the formula H2N—R3 is allyamine, and X is O-Acyl.

US Pat. No. 10,729,946

GOLF CLUB SET

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A golf club set constituted by at least first, second, and third golf clubs having different loft angles, whereineach of the golf clubs includes a shaft and a golf club head,
each of the golf clubs has a wood type or hybrid type golf club head,
each of the golf club heads includes:
a crown part;
a face part;
a sole part; and
a hosel part to which the shaft is attached,
in the face part, an upper edge line that is a boundary with the crown part curves so as to protrude upward,
the loft angle of the first, the second, and the third golf club gets larger in this order,
out of uppermost points of the upper edge line of each of the golf clubs, in a reference state, the uppermost point of the first golf club is located further on a heel side, and the uppermost point of the third golf club is located further on a toe side,
when a curvature radius of an arc that passes through three points on the upper edge line of each of the golf clubs is defined, the three points being
the uppermost point,
a heel-side end point that is an intersection point between the upper edge point and a plane that passes through an intersection point between a center axis line of the shaft in the reference state and a placement surface of the golf club head and is perpendicular to the toe-heel direction, and
a midpoint between the uppermost point and the heel-side end point in the toe-heel direction,
the curvature radius of the second golf club is larger than the curvature radius of the first golf club, and
a difference between the curvature radius of the first golf club and the curvature radius of the second golf club is within 70 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,729,921

GANTRY FOR PARTICLE THERAPY AS AN ARM ROTATING IN THE LONGITUDINAL PLANE

Paul Scherrer Institut, ...

1. A system for particle beam therapy, the system comprising, as seen in a flow direction of a particle beam:a) an adjustable gantry for beam delivery to a target volume, said gantry including:
a1) a beam coupling section for an incoming particle beam, the incoming particle beam being oriented substantially horizontally and defining a horizontal plane;
a2) a first beam bending section having a plurality of beam deflection and/or focusing magnets, said first beam bending section being configured to either bend the particle beam with an adjustable angle into a vertical plane, or with 90 degrees in the horizontal plane, but with mechanical rotatability about an adjustable angle along an axis of the incoming particle beam;
a3) a beam transport section disposed to receive the particle beam leaving said first beam bending section and guiding the particle beam to a second beam bending section;
a4) said second beam bending section having a plurality of beam deflection magnets and/or beam focusing magnets; and
a5) a beam nozzle formed with a window for an exit of the particle beam; and
b) a patient support mounted for rotation and/or shifting in the horizontal plane or in a plane parallel to the horizontal plane;
c) a tilting mechanism supporting said gantry to enable said gantry to be tilted vertically by a tilting angle ?1, where ?1?[?90°; +90°], about a pivot disposed in a region of said first beam bending section; and
d) a rotation mechanism disposed to enable said second beam bending section and said beam nozzle to rotate by an angle ?2, where ?2?[?180°; +180°], around a direction given by the tilting angle ?1.

US Pat. No. 10,729,320

DETERMINING EYE SURFACE CONTOUR USING MULTIFOCAL KERATOMETRY

Alcon Inc., (CH)

1. A system for keratometry comprising:a light source;
a light detector, wherein the light detector includes an adaptively focusable lens;
a processor;
a non-transitory machine-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor; and
instructions stored on the non-transitory machine-readable medium, the instructions, when loaded and executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
project, using the light source, a light onto a plurality of surfaces of an eye;
create, using the light detector, an image of a plurality of reflections, each of the plurality of reflections created by reflecting the light off of one of the plurality of surfaces of the eye, wherein each of the plurality of images are created at a different depth of focus and a different plane of focus;
determine that the plurality of reflections are in focus in the image; and
calculate, based on the determination, a curvature of the plurality of surfaces of the eye based on the image.

US Pat. No. 10,736,251

MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting device, comprising:a component holding section capable of holding a component;
an imaging section capable of imaging a component held in the component holding section from above or below and capable of adjusting an aperture and a light exposure time at the time of imaging;
a control section configured to obtain information about height of an imaging target portion of the component, determine imaging conditions related to the aperture and the light exposure time so that the imaging target portion falls within the depth of field of the imaging section based on the obtained information, and control the imaging section so as to image the component under the determined imaging conditions; and
a lifting and lowering section capable of adjusting an imaging distance, which is a distance at the time of imaging in the height direction from the component end portion of the imaging section side to the imaging section, by lifting and lowering at least one of the component held by the component holding section and the imaging section;
wherein the control section obtains at least information about difference between the height of the component end portion on the imaging section side and the height of the imaging target portion as information on the height of the imaging target portion; and in a case that the difference based on the obtained information is included in a first region, among a first region and a second region with a larger difference being included, the control section controls the image section to capture an image of the component under an imaging condition in which the aperture is more opened and the light exposure time is shorter than a case of the difference being in the second region, and controls the lifting and lowering section to adjust the imaging distance so that the imaging target portion falls within the depth of field of the imaging condition; and if the difference is included in the second region, the control section determines the imaging condition so that the imaging target portion falls within the depth of field of the imaging section, and controls the imaging section to capture an image of the component under the determined imaging condition.

US Pat. No. 10,736,250

TRANSPARENT FLEXIBLE SILVER NANOWIRE-BASED CONDUCTING FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A method of manufacturing a transparent flexible silver nanowire-based film, the method comprising:coating conductive nanowires, which shield and absorb electromagnetic interference, on a flexible substrate;
sintering the conductive nanowires using a wet sintering process; and
coating a polymer layer in which graphene flakes are dispersed on the flexible substrate with the conductive nanowires formed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,736,249

CONDUCTIVE CORONA SHIELDING PAPER, IN PARTICULAR FOR OUTER CORONA SHIELDING

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A corona shielding paper, comprising:conductive particles including:
planar particles coated with an electrically conductive coating, and
globular particles admixed with the planar particles, the globular particles providing a selected anisotropic electrical conductivity,
wherein the conductive particles have a substantially monomolecular outer surface layer formed from a functionalizing agent, and
wherein the substantially monomolecular outer surface layers of adjacent conductive particles are coupled to each other by chemical interactions.

US Pat. No. 10,736,248

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDS FOR SUB-MODULES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An electronic module comprising:a substrate;
a first sub-module and a second sub-module arranged on a mounting surface of the substrate; and
an electromagnetic shield arranged on the first sub-module and the second sub-module, wherein a portion of the electromagnetic shield is configured to extend between the first sub-module and the second sub-module to form a divider wall that extends below the mounting surface, and the electromagnetic shield forms a perimeter sidewall that extends to a different horizontal plane of the substrate than the divider wall.

US Pat. No. 10,736,247

SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH OPTIMIZED POLYMER AND METAL STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method of constructing an electronic assembly, the method comprising:identifying, from a list of parts in the electronic assembly, a structural component as a candidate for forming as a combined construction of a metal element and a polymer element;
determining, by calculation, a minimum material thickness required of the metal element for achieving a required electromagnetic shielding property;
determining, by calculation, a minimum area required of the metal element for achieving a required electrical bonding property;
determining, by analysis, a first maximum polymer element proportion of the structural component that meets a required structural property;
determining, by analysis, a second maximum polymer element proportion of the structural component that meets a required thermal property;
designing the structural component with the metal element having the minimum material thickness and the minimum area and with the polymer element having a lowest of the first maximum polymer element proportion and the second maximum polymer element proportion;
manufacturing the structural component from the polymer element and the metal element to meet the mechanical and electrical properties; and
assembling the structural component in the electronic assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,735,085

MULTI-CORE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO SERVE WIRELESS RELAYS AND USER EQUIPMENT

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless relay network to serve a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:a wireless relay wirelessly attaching to a wireless base station and exchanging relay core signaling with a relay core over the wireless base station, and in response, the wireless relay and the relay core establishing a relay bearer from the wireless relay to a UE core;
the wireless relay wirelessly attaching the UE and exchanging UE core signaling with the UE core over the relay bearer, and in response, the wireless relay and the UE core establishing a UE bearer from the UE to the UE core over the relay bearer;
the wireless relay receiving a data request from the UE and responsively transferring a UE request to the UE core that indicates the UE, the wireless relay, and the relay core;
the UE core receiving the UE request and responsively modifying the UE bearer and transferring a relay request to the relay core to modify the relay bearer;
the relay core receiving the relay request and responsively modifying the relay bearer for the wireless relay to serve the UE; and
the wireless relay, the relay core, and the UE core exchanging user data for the UE over the modified UE bearer using the modified relay bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,735,061

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHANNEL CORRELATION BASED USER DETECTION IN AN UPLINK MULTI-USER TRANSMISSION OF A MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT NETWORK

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method for detecting a client station in an uplink multi-user transmission of a multiple-input multiple-output network, the method comprising:transmitting, from a wireless access point to a number of client stations, a number of trigger frames to initiate uplink transmission;
receiving, at the wireless access point, a number of uplink data signals via a number of channels from the number of client stations;
determining a channel matrix indicative of channel coefficients corresponding to the number of channels based on the received uplink data signals;
determining that a respective client station of the number of client stations has not transmitted a respective uplink data signal based on the channel matrix indicative of the channel coefficients corresponding to the number of channels;
updating the channel matrix by removing columns corresponding to the respective client station of the number client stations when the respective client station has not transmitted the respective uplink data signal; and
using the updated channel matrix for equalization and decoding the received number of uplink data signals.

US Pat. No. 10,734,357

CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE WITH MOLDING LAYER

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A chip package structure, comprising:a first chip, a second chip, and a third chip, wherein the second chip is between the first chip and the third chip, the second chip comprises a first substrate, a first bonding pad, a first interconnection structure, and a first passivation layer, the first bonding pad is over the first substrate, the first passivation layer is over the first bonding pad and the first substrate, and the first interconnection structure is over the first bonding pad and embedded in the first passivation layer;
a first molding layer surrounding the first chip;
a second molding layer surrounding the second chip;
a first insulating layer between the first molding layer and the second molding layer and between the first chip and the second chip, wherein a side wall of the first molding layer, a side wall of the second molding layer, and a side wall of the first insulating layer are substantially coplanar;
a third molding layer surrounding the third chip, the first molding layer, the second molding layer, and the first insulating layer; and
a first conductive pillar directly over the first chip and passing through the second molding layer, wherein the first conductive pillar is in direct contact with the first chip, and a first top surface of the first interconnection structure, a second top surface of the first passivation layer, a third top surface of the second molding layer, and a fourth top surface of the first conductive pillar are substantially coplanar.

US Pat. No. 10,734,256

HIGH DEFINITION HEATER AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A heater system comprising:a base functional layer comprising at least one functional zone;
a substrate secured to the base functional layer;
a tuning layer secured to the substrate opposite the base functional layer, the tuning layer comprising a plurality of zones that is greater in number than the zones of the base functional layer, and the tuning layer having lower power than the base functional layer;
a component secured to the tuning layer opposite the substrate,
wherein the substrate distributes and transfers heat from the base functional layer; and
a control system having:
a plurality of sets of power lines in communication with the tuning layer, wherein each of the power lines are operable to apply a power supply and a return; and
a plurality of addressable control elements in electrical communication with the power lines and with the tuning layer, the control elements providing selective control of the zones of the tuning layer,
wherein the base functional layer is a thermal layer for providing heating or cooling to the component, wherein the tuning layer adjusts a heating profile applied by the base functional layer to the component by compensating for any heat loss or thermal variations in the component.

US Pat. No. 10,734,152

COIL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A coil component, comprising:a body having a coil part disposed therein; and
external electrodes connected to the coil part,
wherein the body includes magnetic particles,
wherein the magnetic particles include:
first magnetic particles,
second magnetic particles, and
third magnetic particles,
wherein the third magnetic particles include a smallest peak diameter among the first to third magnetic particles, and the first magnetic particles include a largest peak diameter among the first to third magnetic particles,
wherein the first magnetic particles include Fe-chromium (Cr)-silicon (Si)-boron (B)-carbon (C) based amorphous metal particles,
wherein the second magnetic particles include at least one of Fe—Cr—Si—B—C based amorphous metal particles or Fe metal particles, and
wherein the third magnetic particles include Fe—B-phosphorous (P) based amorphous metal particles.

US Pat. No. 10,734,007

CONCEPT FOR CODING MODE SWITCHING COMPENSATION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

17. A method for encoder supporting, and being switchable between, at least two modes of different signal-energy-conservation property in a high-frequency spectral band, so as to encode an information signal, wherein the method comprises, responsive to a switching instance, processing by temporally smoothing the information signal and/or blending at a transition between a first temporal portion of the information signal, preceding the switching instance, and a second temporal portion of the information signal, succeeding the switching instance, in a manner confined to a high-frequency spectral band to obtain a pre-processed version of the information signal, and encoding the pre-processed version of the information signal, wherein, responsive to a switching instance from a first coding mode comprising a first signal-energy-conservation property in the high-frequency spectral band to a second coding mode comprising a second signal-energy-conservation property in the high-frequency spectral band, a modified version of the information signal is temporarily encoded which is modified compared to the information signal in that an information signal's energy in the high-frequency spectral band in a temporal portion succeeding the switching instance is temporally shaped according to a fade-in scaling function monotonically increasing from the transition towards farther away from the transition.

US Pat. No. 10,731,998

NETWORK COMPUTER SYSTEM TO ARRANGE POOLED TRANSPORT SERVICES

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A network computer system comprising:a memory to store instructions;
one or more processors that access the instructions to:
receive a plurality of service requests over a given time interval, each of the plurality of service requests specifying a respective target destination and a current location of a respective requester device;
for each service request of the plurality of service requests, arrange a pooled transport service for a corresponding requester by:
selecting a service start location for the service request based at least in part on the current location of the respective requester device and the respective target destination of the service request;
providing instructions to the respective requester device to enable the corresponding requester to travel to the service start location;
determining a time interval for the corresponding requester to arrive at the service start location; and
selecting a service provider for the service request, based at least in part on the service start location, a current location of the service provider, and the determined time interval;
wherein for at least a first and second service request of the plurality of service requests, the one or more processors select the service start location by matching the first and second service requests, based at least in part on a proximity of a current location of a first requester device of the first service request to the service start location, and a proximity of a current location of a second requester device of the second service request to the service start location.

US Pat. No. 10,731,649

METHOD FOR COOLING A COMPRESSOR OR VACUUM PUMP AND A COMPRESSOR OR VACUUM PUMP APPLYING SUCH A METHOD

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A compressor or vacuum pump comprising:a casing having a cooling gas inlet and a cooling gas outlet for allowing a cooling gas to flow therethrough;
a fan mounted at the cooling gas inlet, comprising a fan housing and an impeller configured to blow said cooling gas into said casing;
a first housing having a process gas inlet and a process gas outlet for allowing a process gas to flow therethrough, the first housing delimiting a compression chamber or a vacuum chamber and having at least one rotating element located therein;
a driving module comprising a second housing and at least one bearing for supporting said at least one rotating element;
a silencer comprising a cover and being configured to attenuate noise generated by the compressor or vacuum pump;
wherein said silencer comprises a recess structure on the cover, configured to deflect the cooling gas flow from the fan towards the driving module.

US Pat. No. 10,730,788

PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITED LAYERS FOR PROTECTION OF GLASS SURFACES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for forming a scratch-resistant glass article comprising:providing a glass substrate having opposing major surfaces; and
forming an inorganic, optically-transparent layer over a majority of one of the major surfaces, wherein the forming comprises heating the glass substrate to a temperature of less than 300° C. and the glass substrate comprises chemically-strengthened glass with a surface compressive stress of at least 300 MPa,
wherein the inorganic layer is formed using a deposition time of between about 1 and 600 min,
wherein the inorganic layer is formed using a processing pressure of between about 0.1 mTorr and 100 Torr, and
further wherein the surface compressive stress is not significantly reduced by the step of forming the inorganic, optically-transparent layer.
US Pat. No. 10,729,733

PROBIOTICS AND METHODS OF USE

H.J. Heinz Company Brands...

1. A method of treating a microbial infection or reducing the severity of a microbial infection in an infant of a lactating mother, the method comprising administering to the mother an effective amount of a composition comprising probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74, International Depository Accession Number LMG P-24778, wherein the probiotic bacterium has been rendered non-replicating, the concentration of the probiotic bacterium in the composition is at least 1×107 colony forming units (CFU) per gram as calculated prior to rendering the probiotic bacterium non-replicating, and the microbe causing the infection being treated comprises at least one of Salmonella typhimurium and Cronobacter sakazakii.

US Pat. No. 10,736,246

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING HAVING A MAGNETICALLY ATTRACTED SHIELD ARM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding couplable to a circuit board, comprising:a fence couplable to the circuit board;
a lid couplable to the circuit board and positioned adjacent to the fence; and
a shield arm extending from the lid, wherein the shield arm is configured to move towards the fence, based on a magnetic attraction between the shield arm and the fence, to couple the shield arm to the fence to close off an opening or gap between the lid and the fence.

US Pat. No. 10,736,245

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ASSEMBLY WITH COMBINED CONDUCTIVE AND CONVECTIVE COOLING

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:a thermally conductive housing;
a transparent plate assembly located within a thermally conductive frame along a front of the thermally conductive housing;
an image assembly located within the thermally conductive housing and behind the transparent plate assembly so as to be viewable therethrough;
a gap between the image assembly and the transparent plate assembly forming a channel;
a space between each of a first edge and an opposed second edge of the image assembly and corresponding inner wall surfaces of the thermally conductive housing respectively forming an inlet opening and an outlet opening;
a first thermally conductive plate, a first portion of the first thermally conductive plate extending into the inlet opening to be in thermal communication with the first edge of the image assembly and a second portion of the first thermally conductive plate in contact with the thermally conductive frame; and
a second thermally conductive plate, a first portion of the second thermally conductive plate extending into the outlet opening to be in thermal communication with the second edge of the image assembly and a second portion of the second thermally conductive plate in contact with the thermally conductive frame.

US Pat. No. 10,736,244

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING MULTIPLE LAYERS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM SPECIFIC PAINT FOR ENHANCED THERMAL PERFORMANCE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:a housing assembly having an outer shell that at least partially encloses one or more computing components that emit heat during operation;
a paint stack that is disposed over the outer shell of the housing assembly, the paint stack including:
an emissive outer layer that has a high emissivity in a first wavelength-range and a low absorptivity in a second wavelength-range;
a color matching layer, disposed beneath the emissive outer layer, that has the high transmittance in the second wavelength-range and that absorbs at least some wavelengths of visible light to provide a particular color profile for the paint stack; and
a reflective sublayer, disposed beneath the color matching layer, that has a high reflectivity in the second wavelength-range.

US Pat. No. 10,736,243

COOLING MODULE FOR PARALLEL TYPE POWER MODULE OF INVERTER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A cooling module apparatus for parallel type power modules of an inverter, the cooling module apparatus comprising:the parallel type power modules mounted in three or more columns and three or more rows, wherein three parallel type power modules of the parallel type power modules are mounted to correspond to U, V, and W phases of the inverter in the three or more rows in each of the three or more columns;
a first cooling water passage having a passage through which cooling water flows and contacting with an upper surface and a lower surface of a power module mounted at a first row of the three or more rows among the parallel type power modules; and
a second cooling water passage having a passage through which the cooling water flows and contacting an upper surface and a lower surface of a power module mounted at a third row of the three or more rows among the parallel type power modules,
wherein the first cooling water passage contacts and upper surface of a power module mounted at a second row of the three or more rows among the parallel type power modules, and the second cooling water passage contacts a lower surface of the power module mounted at the second row, and
wherein the first cooling water passage includes:
a first inlet passage through which the cooling water flows in;
a first upper cooling passage fluidically-communicating with the first inlet passage and contacting the upper surface of the power module mounted at the first row;
a first U-turn passage fluidically-communicating in a downward direction from a distal end portion of the first upper cooling passage;
a first lower cooling passage fluidically-communicating from the first U-turn passage and contacting the lower surface of the power module mounted at the first row and the upper surface of the power module mounted at the second row; and
a first outlet passage fluidically-communicating from a distal end portion of the first lower cooling passage and through which the cooling water flows out.

US Pat. No. 10,736,242

LOAD CONTROLLER AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE HAVING LOAD CONTROLLER

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A load controller, comprising:a casing;
a busbar module, the busbar module comprising a DC busbar and an AC busbar, and the AC busbar is configured to be connected to a load;
a capacitor, configured to be connected to an external DC power supply, and connected to the DC busbar;
an IGBT power module, the IGBT power module comprising at least one column of IGBTs, one column of IGBTs comprising a plurality of IGBTs, an input end of each IGBT being connected to the DC busbar, and an output end of each IGBT being connected to the AC busbar; and
a heat-dissipating module, the heat-dissipating module comprising a plurality of heat-dissipating fins, and each IGBT in the same column of IGBTs being sandwiched between two adjacent heat-dissipating fins,wherein the busbar module, the IGBT power module, and the heat-dissipating module are disposed on the casing, the busbar module is located below the IGBT power module, and the capacitor is located at a side of the IGBT power module and the busbar module,The heat-dissipating module further comprises a first flow deflecting channel and a second flow deflecting channel, the heat-dissipating module comprises a main water inlet pipe and a main water outlet pipe, each heat-dissipating fin comprises a first water channel and a second water channel separated from each other, the main water inlet pipe communicates with an inlet of each first water channel, the main water inlet pipe communicates with an inlet of each second water channel through the first flow deflecting channel, the main water outlet pipe communicates with an outlet of each first water channel, and the main water outlet pipe communicates with an outlet of each second water channel through the second flow deflecting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,736,241

TEMPERATURE BASED PRESSURE SENSING AND AIRFLOW CONTROL

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for controlling airflow in a datacenter comprising a hot aisle, a cold aisle adjacent to the hot aisle, a containment element separating the hot aisle from the cold aisle, one or more cold air outlets providing airflow to the cold aisle, and one or more heat-generating electronic devices positioned between the hot aisle and the cold aisle configured to take in cold air from the cold aisle and exhaust hot air to the hot aisle, the system comprising:an airflow sensing device installed in the containment element, the airflow sensing device comprising:
a first insert comprising a frame that defines a first conduit in continuous fluid communication with the cold aisle and the hot aisle, the conduit having a first opening and a second opening, wherein the insert penetrates through the containment element; and
a single temperature sensor positioned within the conduit, wherein the conduit is bent in an L-shaped manner within the cold aisle such that the first opening is spatially removed from a vicinity of the one or more cold air outlets, and the first opening is pointed away from the one or more cold air outlets;
a controller comprising at least one processor and a tangible memory containing non-transitory instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the controller to:
detect a temperature of a flow of air within the conduit by the single temperature sensor;
compare the temperature detected by the single temperature sensor with a threshold temperature; and
determine a direction of the flow of the air through the conduit based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,736,240

HIGH RELIABILITY COOLING MODULE DESIGN FOR IT AND DATA CENTER LIQUID COOLING

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A cooling module comprising:a module panel comprising a bottom panel having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a set of sidewalls coupled to an entire perimeter of the bottom panel, the bottom panel having one or more openings therein that extend from the top surface to the bottom surface;
one or more liquid cooling elements, each having an inlet and an outlet and each positioned in a corresponding one of the one or more openings in the bottom panel so that there is a gap between edges of the one or more liquid cooling elements and edges of the opening, wherein the inlet and the outlet of each of the one or more liquid cooling elements are positioned on a side of the one or more liquid cooling elements above the top surface of the bottom panel;
a flexible deviation buffer positioned in each gap and coupled to the one or more liquid cooling elements and to the opening, wherein the flexible deviation buffer allows motion of the one or more liquid cooling elements relative to the bottom panel while sealing the gap to prevent liquid from flowing through the gap; and
an inlet manifold positioned on the top surface and an outlet manifold positioned on the top surface, the inlet manifold being fluidly coupled to the inlet of each of the one or more liquid cooling elements and the outlet manifold being coupled to the outlet of each of the one or more liquid cooling elements.

US Pat. No. 10,736,239

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING RACK AND STORAGE SYSTEM WITH FORCED COOLING

1. A high performance computing (HPC) rack and storage system comprising:an open Z-shaped rack (Open ZRack);
at least one integrated HPC/storage cell/chassis enclosure (iCell) mounted on the Open ZRack;
a plurality of integrated/combined HPC and Storage cards hosted within the at least one iCell which is/are pivotally mounted to at least one Open ZRack which is configured to be used individually or in plurality for high performance computing, and
one or a plurality of hot-swappable electrostatic filters located below the at least one iCell to minimize dust contamination buildup on the at least one iCell as cooling air flows upwardly past the at least one iCell.

US Pat. No. 10,736,238

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a stack in which a cooler and a semiconductor module are stacked, the semiconductor module housing a semiconductor element;
a contact plate contacting the stack in a stacking direction of the semiconductor module and the cooler; and
a spring contacting the contact plate and pressurizing the stack via the contact plate in the stacking direction,
wherein
the spring contacts a center portion of the contact plate, the center portion being located at the center of the contact plate relative to a direction perpendicular to the stacking direction,
a recess or a cavity is provided at the center portion of the contact plate, the recess facing the stack, and
the contact plate directly contacts the stack around the recess or the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,736,237

HEAT SINK, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A heat sink, comprising:a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the second surface comprises a plurality of sub-surfaces, and each sub-surface is configured to be in contact with a surface of a heat emitting element;
the plurality of sub-surfaces comprise a first sub-surface, and a thickness between the first sub-surface and the first surface is less than a thickness between the first surface and each of the plurality of sub-surfaces except the first sub-surface; and
the heat sink comprises a plurality of layers of a graphene sheets, each layer of a graphene sheet comprises a plurality of flake graphite particles, and two adjacent flake graphite particles located in a same layer of a graphene sheet are covalently bonded.

US Pat. No. 10,736,236

POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERSION SYSTEM

GE Aviation Systems, LLC,...

1. A power electronic conversion system, comprising:a first electronic component being mounted on a printed circuit board and generating heat;
a mounting plate comprising (i) a phase change material (ii); a horizontal plate; and (iii) a first vertical riser perpendicular to the horizontal plate, the first vertical riser being configured to support the first electronic component and the printed circuit board fastened thereto;
a first thermal pad disposed between the first electronic component and the first vertical riser to reduce a contact resistance; and
a cold plate attached along the length of the horizontal plate of the mounting plate and comprising at least one cooling medium passage defined by a plurality of internal fins being disposed within the cold plate.

US Pat. No. 10,736,235

COOLING MECHANISM OF HIGH MOUNTING FLEXIBILITY

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. A cooling mechanism of high mounting flexibility, comprising a heat sink, at least one heat transfer block, at least one elastic member and a plurality of heat pipes, wherein:said heat sink comprises a heat sink body, a recessed positioning groove of at least one accommodation portion disposed on said heat sink body, a plurality of position-limit sliding grooves located on the periphery of said accommodation portion and extending outward for the abutment of said heat pipes, and a plurality of stop blocks joined to said position-limit grooves and stopped against outer surfaces of said heat pipes;
said heat pipes are joined to said heat sink with respective hot interfaces thereof oppositely inserted into said accommodation portion and arranged in parallel and respective opposite cold interfaces thereof respectively positioned in said position-limit sliding grooves;
said heat transfer block is mounted in said accommodation portion of said heat sink body, said heat transfer block comprising at least one recessed insertion passage located in one side thereof and extended to the border thereof for accommodating the hot interface of said heat pipe in a floatable manner, a metal sheet fastened to the one side and defining with said recessed insertion passage a position-limit space for limiting the floating of the said heat pipe, and a planar contact surface located at an opposite side thereof for the contact of a heat source of an external circuit board;
said elastic member comprising an elastic thermal pad positioned in bottom surface of said recessed positioning groove of said heat sink body and elastically disposed in contact with one said metal sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,736,234

GAS STORAGE DEVICE

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A gas storage device, comprising:a hollow casing having a casing top, a casing sidewall, and a casing bottom;
a gas storage bag disposed in the hollow casing;
a gas tube disposed through the casing bottom and in fluid communication between the gas storage bag and an exterior space; and
a retractable module connected between a top surface of the gas storage bag and the casing top, the retractable module comprising a plurality of retractable mechanisms and a bottom plate, the bottom plate being connected to the top surface of the gas storage bag, and at least one of the retractable mechanisms comprising:
a slide rail disposed on the casing top;
a slide block movably connected to the slide rail; and
a connection rod having two ends pivotally connected to the slide block and the bottom plate respectively,
wherein the slide block slides parallel to the casing top in response to an operation of the connection rod, the gas storage bag expands when fluid is filled into the gas storage bag through the gas tube such that the retractable module is folded, and the gas storage bag contracts when fluid is drawn out of the gas storage bag through the gas tube such that the retractable module is unfolded.

US Pat. No. 10,736,233

SELF-CONTAINED COOLING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE FILTER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A cooling device for an electromagnetic interference filter, the cooling device comprising:a housing, comprising:
a main body having a cavity defined by an inner wall, wherein the inner wall of the main body is shaped to receive the electromagnetic interference filter;
one or more cooling channels surrounding at least a portion of the cavity in the main body of the housing, wherein the one or more cooling channels define one or more flow paths that are contained completely within the housing;
an inlet port; and
an outlet port, wherein the one or more cooling channels fluidly connect the inlet port to the outlet port and a cooling medium is configured to flow into the inlet port, through the one or more cooling channels, and exit the housing through the outlet port, and wherein contact between the inner wall of the main body of the housing and the electromagnetic interference filter draws heat away from the electromagnetic interference filter as the cooling medium passes through the one or more cooling channels.

US Pat. No. 10,736,232

FAN TO BE USED AS A RELAY NODE

DONGGUAN EVN ELECTRONICS ...

1. A fan to be used as a relay node, the fan comprising a frame, a drive assembly disposed on the frame, and a fan blade driven by the drive assembly to rotate relative to the frame, the drive assembly comprising a circuit board, a driving unit disposed on the circuit board, and a motor electrically connected to the driving unit, the fan comprising:a male connect port connected to a control source;
a transmission wire set comprising two power wires connected to the male connect port respectively, and a control wire connected to the male connect port;
a female connect port disposed on the frame and electrically connected to the male connect port via the transmission wire set, and the female connect port connected to a male connect port of another fan to allow the fan electrically connect with another fan;
a power acquisition unit connected in parallel with the two power wires to obtain a working power outputted by the control source to the two power wires, and the power acquisition unit further connected to the driving unit to provide the working power; and
a signal processing unit connected to the control wire and connected to the power acquisition unit and the driving unit, the signal processing unit receiving a control signal provided by the control source via the control wire and outputting the control signal to the driving unit, and the signal processing unit acting as a relay node to output the control signal to the female connect port.

US Pat. No. 10,736,231

MODULAR DATA CENTER WITH PASSIVELY-COOLED UTILITY MODULE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a utility prefabricated infrastructure module (PIM) of a modular data center, the utility PIM configured to couple to an information technology (IT) module and provide at least one function to the IT module and to other modules of the modular data center, wherein the utility PIM comprises:
a first opening connected to an enclosed space of the utility PIM providing air exchange between a first aisle of the IT module and the enclosed space of the utility PIM, wherein the first opening comprises a first damper configured to control airflow through the first opening; and
a second opening connected to the enclosed space of the utility PIM providing air exchange between the enclosed space of the utility PIM and a second aisle of the IT module, wherein the second opening comprises a second damper configured to control airflow through the second opening;
wherein the first opening and the second opening provide passive cooling of the utility PIM,
wherein the first and second dampers are configured to regulate conditions within the utility PIM separate from conditions in the IT module,
wherein a bottom of the first opening and a bottom of the second opening are located in an upper half of a wall of the utility PIM, the wall bordering the IT module, and
wherein the first and second openings are configured to provide air exchange from the first aisle to the second aisle via the first opening, the utility PIM, and the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,736,230

CABLE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A cable management assembly, comprising:a first cable management arm;
a second cable management arm, wherein each of the second cable management arm and the first cable management arm comprises a first end part and a second end part, and the first end parts of the first cable management arm and the second cable management arm are movably connected to each other; and
at least one supporting member;
wherein one of the at least one supporting member, the second end part of the first cable management arm and the second end part of the second cable management arm is arranged with a connecting device;
wherein the connecting device comprises a front part and a rear part, the front part of the connecting device is arranged with an engaging member, the front part is configured to be detachably connected to a first target object through the engaging member, the connecting device further comprises an operating member operatively connected to the engaging member, and the operating member has an operating part arranged adjacent to the rear part of the connecting device and configured to be operated to detach the engaging member from the first target object.

US Pat. No. 10,736,229

DUAL-ACTION STORAGE MEDIA CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A dual-action storage media chassis structure, comprising:a chassis including:
a partition corridor defined by two inner slide walls longitudinally extending in the chassis;
two storage spaces symmetrically disposed on both sides of the partition corridor, respectively, the partition corridor being located between the two storage spaces; and
a central back storage space for accommodating a third-type of electronic component having a third operating temperature;
two storage media modules accommodated respectively in the two storage spaces, each storage media module including:
a tray frame, each tray frame including a top access opening, each tray frame for accommodating a second-type of electronic component having a second operating temperature in a back portion of the tray frame and for accommodating a first-type of electronic component having a first operating temperature in a front portion of the tray frame;
two dual-action slide assemblies, each dual-action slide assembly including a corresponding one of the two inner slide walls and a respective inner slide panel longitudinally extending in the chassis and attached to the respective tray frame, the corresponding one of the two inner slide walls having a recess formed by a top protrusion, the corresponding one of the two inner slide walls adapted for slideably receiving the respective inner slide panel, each dual-action slide assembly being configured to longitudinally and slideably move the respective tray frame between a received position, a first withdrawn position and a second withdrawn position;
the front portion of a given tray frame, the back portion of the given tray frame and the central back storage space being disposed longitudinally sequentially in the dual-action storage media chassis structure from the front end thereof to a back end thereof, such that the second operating temperature is superior to the first operating temperature, and the third operating temperature is superior to the second operating temperature; and wherein when the tray frames are in any one of the first withdrawn position and the second withdrawn position, at least one electronic component of each of the tray frames is accessible simultaneously through the respective top access openings.

US Pat. No. 10,736,228

REMOVEABLE DRIVE-PLANE APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A removeable drive-plane board comprising:a plurality of storage-drive connectors;
a storage-system module connector electrically coupled to the plurality of storage-drive connectors; and
a plurality of keyhole openings that are configured to interlock with a plurality of keyhole fasteners of a storage-drive retaining member of a storage-system chassis, wherein:
the storage-system chassis comprises an open bottom;
the plurality of keyhole fasteners of the storage-drive retaining member are oriented downward relative to the open bottom of the storage-system chassis;
the storage-drive retaining member is configured to retain a plurality of storage drives within the storage-system chassis after the plurality of storage drives are unseated from the plurality of storage-drive connectors; and
the plurality of keyhole openings are oriented to enable the removeable drive-plane board to be removed from the open bottom of the storage-system chassis while the plurality of storage drives are retained within the storage-system chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,736,227

STACKABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT POWER DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

9. A stackable telecommunications equipment power distribution connector adapted to couple and distribute power between one or more of (a) a power box and an adjacent one of one or more functional boxes and (b) adjacent functional boxes of the one or more functional boxes, comprising:a rigid but compliant power jumper segment;
a first connector disposed at each end of the power jumper segment adapted to engage the associated power box or functional box; and
one or more second connectors disposed at one or more ends of the power jumper segment adapted to engage a first connector of another power jumper segment to form a linked chain of power jumper segments.

US Pat. No. 10,736,226

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING METAL MATERIAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a first glass plate, a second glass plate opposite to the first glass plate, and a side member to surround a space between the first glass plate and the second glass plate; and
a touch screen display disposed in the space and viewed through at least a portion of the first glass plate,
wherein the first glass plate includes:
a rectangular planar part including a first edge, which faces outward in a first direction and has a first length, and a second edge which extends perpendicularly to the first edge and has a second length longer than the first length,
a first curved part including a first surface which extends from the first edge to a first part of the side member and faces the first part, and
a second curved part including a second surface which extends from the second edge to a second part of the side member and faces the second part, and wherein each of the first part and the second part of the side member includes:
a metal part that forms an outer surface of the housing, and has a first inner surface facing the space in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and
a polymer part that makes contact with the first inner surface and defines a first recess to receive the first glass plate together with the metal part.

US Pat. No. 10,736,225

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel comprising a bendable part; and
a multi-joint member configured to support the bendable part,
wherein the multi-joint member comprises:
a first hard material part and a second hard material part sequentially arranged in a first direction and mutually combined to be rotated with respect to each other; and
a soft material part comprising a first portion that is positioned between the first hard material part and the bendable part and contacts the first hard material part,
wherein each of the first hard material part and the second hard material part comprises a first surface facing the bendable part, and a second surface connected to the respective first surface, the second surface of the first hard material part facing the second surface of the second hard material part, and
wherein the soft material part further comprises a second portion arranged on the second surface of the first hard material part, the second portion comprising an outer surface that faces and is spaced from an outer surface of another portion of the soft material part that is arranged on the second surface of the second hard material part to define a gap between the outer surface of the second portion and the outer surface of the another portion when the display device is in an unfolded state.

US Pat. No. 10,736,224

HINGE MODULE, CASE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first case and a second case; and
a hinge module disposed to connect the first case and the second case to allow the first and second cases to rotate,
wherein the hinge module includes:
a first case connection connected to the first case;
a second case connection connected to the second case;
a first hinge shaft having one end connected to the first case connection;
a second hinge shaft having one end connected to the second case connection; and
a curling part, including a first curling part and a second curling part, disposed to provide a frictional force to the first hinge shaft, at least a portion of which is inserted into the first curling part, to allow the first hinge shaft to rotate with a first torque and to provide a frictional force to the second hinge shaft, at least a portion of which is inserted into the second curling part, to allow the second hinge shaft to rotate with a second torque different from the first torque.

US Pat. No. 10,736,223

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING DISPLAY DEVICE TO EXTERIOR MEMBER IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a foldable flexible display device configured to surround at least part of a tube which is able to be inflated by injecting a gas into the tube,
an exterior member configured to surround at least part of the flexible display device,
an adhesive provided between the exterior member and the flexible display device, before inflating the tube,
wherein the flexible display device and the exterior member is configured to be folded, ad
wherein the tube is configured to be removed from a space which is formed by inner surfaces of the flexible display device, after the tube is inflated, and
wherein the flexible display device is configured to be attached to inner surfaces of the exterior member by the inflation of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,736,222

COOLING COMPONENT CARRIER MATERIAL BY CARBON STRUCTURE WITHIN DIELECTRIC SHELL

1. A component carrier, comprising:component carrier material; and
a heat spreading module which comprises a dielectric shell and a carbon structure enclosed within the dielectric shell for disabling contact between the carbon structure and the component carrier material,
wherein the dielectric shell is an outer covering of the carbon structure fully circumferentially encasing the carbon structure,
wherein the heat spreading module is configured to dissipate heat in a horizontal direction along a direction of main extension of the component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,736,221

CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY INSPECTION METHOD

UNIVERSAL GLOBAL TECHNOLO...

1. A circuit board assembly inspection method for inspecting at least one circuit board assembly, said at least one circuit board assembly each comprising a circuit board and at least one electronic component, said circuit board comprising at least one solderable area and a solder layer located on each said solderable area, each said electronic component comprising at least one pin capable of being soldered to said circuit board through said solder layer so that a solder joint layer which is made from said solder layer is formed between said pin and said circuit board, the circuit board assembly inspection method comprising the steps of:measuring a geometrical characteristic value of at least one geometric parameter of said solder layer before soldering said at least one electronic component to said circuit board, comparing said geometric characteristic value with a predetermined geometric parameter value, defining said solder layer to be a good-grade solder layer, a medium-grade solder layer, an inferior-grade solder layer or an extremely bad solder layer according to a comparing result of the comparing step, performing a defective product process to said circuit board having said extremely bad solder layer, wherein said geometric parameter includes a length (L) and a width (W) of said solder layer, said predetermined geometric parameter value includes a length (PL) and a width (PW) of said solderable area; wherein the solder layer with a length ratio
of 1% is regarded to have a score of 100 points, a length ratio between 1% to 3% is regarded to have 80 points, a length ratio between 3% to 5% is regarded to have 60 points, and a length ratio exceeds 5% is regarded to have zero points, the solder layer with a width ratioof 1% is regarded to have a score of 100 points, a width ratio between 1% to 3% is regarded to have 80 points, a width ratio between 3% to 5% is regarded to have 60 points, and a width ratio exceeds 5% is regarded to have zero points; wherein the solder layer is respectively defined as the good-grade solder layer, the medium-grade solder layer, the inferior-grade solder layer and the extremely bad solder layer, when the minimum of the length ratio and the width ratio is 100 points, 80 points, 60 point, and zero point;measuring a quality characteristic value of at least one quality parameter of said solder joint layer after soldering said at least one electronic components to said circuit board to form said at least one circuit board assembly, comparing the quality characteristic value with a predetermined quality parameter value, defining said solder joint layer as a good solder joint layer or a poor solder joint layer according to a comparing result of the comparing step, wherein said quality parameter is a projected area (A) of the solder joint layer, said predetermined quality parameter value is a predetermined projected area (PA) of the solder joint layer, a ratio
is used for defining the solder joint layer, the solder joint layer 50 is defined as the good solder joint layer if the ratio is within 5%, or as the poor solder joint layer if the ratio is over 5%; andmanually inspecting the said at least one circuit board assembly having both the said medium-grade solder layer and the said poor solder joint layer.

US Pat. No. 10,736,220

SUBSTRATE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A substrate comprising:a first wiring substrate including a plurality of first electrodes;
a second wiring substrate including a plurality of second electrodes;
a flexible substrate bent and disposed between the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate and including a plurality of third electrodes provided in a first region opposed to the first wiring substrate and a plurality of fourth electrodes provided in a second region opposed to the second wiring substrate;
a first sheet disposed between the first wiring substrate and the first region of the flexible substrate and including a plurality of first connection members that couples the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of third electrodes;
a second sheet disposed between the second wiring substrate and the second region of the flexible substrate and including a plurality of second connection members that couples the plurality of second electrodes and the plurality of fourth electrodes;
a first member, a first canted coil spring, a second member, a second canted coil spring, and a third member disposed in this order from a side of the first region between the first region and the second region of the flexible substrate; and
a coupling member that couples the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate,
wherein the first wiring substrate, the first sheet, the first region of the flexible substrate, the first member, the first canted coil spring, the second member, the second canted coil spring, the third member, the second region of the flexible substrate, the second sheet, and the second wiring substrate are laminated and fixed in this order by coupling the lower plate and the upper plate by the coupling member, the plurality of first electrodes, the plurality of first connection members, and the plurality of third electrodes are pressurized and coupled, and the plurality of second electrodes, the plurality of second connection members, and the plurality of fourth electrodes are pressurized and coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,736,219

INSTRUMENT DRIVE UNITS

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a nexus;
a first circuit board and a second circuit board each of which are electrically and mechanically coupled to the nexus on opposing sides thereof; and
a third circuit board and a fourth circuit board each of which are electrically and mechanically coupled to the second circuit board on opposing sides thereof,
wherein the integrated circuit is transitionable between a first, open configuration, in which the first, second, third and fourth circuit boards and the nexus are substantially coplanar, and a second configuration, in which the first, second, third and fourth circuit boards and the nexus are coupled to one another to define a cavity therein, wherein at least one of the nexus, the first circuit board, the second circuit board, the third circuit board, or the fourth circuit board includes at least one electrical connector configured to electrically interconnect the nexus, the first circuit board, the second circuit board, the third circuit board, or the fourth circuit board with at least one electrical component of an instrument drive unit of a robotic arm.

US Pat. No. 10,736,218

NETWORKING CARDS WITH INCREASED THERMAL PERFORMANCE

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LT...

1. A networking card arrangement comprising:a primary network card, wherein the primary network card defines a first card-to-board connection;
a networking chipset supported by the primary network card;
an auxiliary network card, wherein the auxiliary network card defines a second card-to-board connection;
one or more networking cable connectors supported by the auxiliary network card, wherein each networking cable connector is configured to receive a networking cable therein; and
a card connection element configured to operably connect the primary network card and the auxiliary network card such that electrical signals may be transmitted therebetween,
wherein, in an operational configuration in which the primary network card and the auxiliary network card are received by a server board via the first card-to-board connection and the second card-to-board connection, the primary network card is spaced from the auxiliary network card such that air may pass therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,736,217

SURFACE MOUNTED DEVICE MODULE

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

1. A surface mounted device module comprising:a multi-layer substrate;
a side via formed to penetrate the multi-layer substrate and electrically connect the multi-layer substrate;
a side via pad positioned on at least any one layer of the multi-layer substrate and formed around the side via; and
an RF pattern connected to the side via pad by a signal line, wherein
all of the RF pattern, the side via, and the side via pad are electrically connected,
the side via is exposed to an outer periphery of the surface mounted device module in a concave shape,
the side via pad is provided at the outer periphery of the surface mounted device module, and the side via is provided within the side via pad, and
wherein the side via extends in a first direction that is parallel to the outer periphery of the surface mounted device module, and the side via extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the outer periphery of the surface mounted device module, and a half-distance of the side via in the first direction is longer than a largest distance of the side via in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,736,216

NON-RECTANGULAR CONNECTION PAD FOR IMPROVED ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON TRACES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first connection pad terminating a first trace on a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein the connection pad has a non-rectangular shape, wherein the connection pad comprises a plurality of segments, and wherein a width of any portion of the first connection pad does not exceed a width of the first trace by more than 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,736,215

MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A multilayer circuit board structure, comprising:a first multilayer circuit board, comprising a first patterned circuit layer and a first dummy circuit layer surrounding the first patterned circuit layer; and
a second multilayer circuit board, disposed on the first multilayer circuit board, and comprising a second patterned circuit layer and a second dummy circuit layer surrounding the second patterned circuit layer, wherein the first patterned circuit layer is bonded to the second patterned circuit layer and the first dummy circuit layer is bonded to the second dummy circuit layer such that a hollow space is defined between the first multilayer circuit board and the second multilayer circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,736,214

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A MOLDED PART AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

JUMATECH GMBH, Eckenthal...

1. A printed circuit board, comprisinga substrate made of insulation material;
at least one connection point made from a metal foil; and
at least one shaped part made of an electrically conductive material, the at least one connection point in contact with the shaped part on at least one contact point;
wherein the contacting at the at least one contact point is a contacting by welding, bonding, soldering or conductive adhesion
wherein the shaped part includes
at least one recess, which extends from an outer marginal side into the shaped part, and at least one of
a hole extending from an upper side, a lower side, a first marginal side, or a second marginal side of the shaped part into and not through the shaped part; or
a through-hole, which extends transversely to the upper side, the lower side, the first marginal side, or the second marginal side of the shaped part through the shaped part,
wherein the shaped part is embedded in the substrate made of insulation material, so that the marginal sides of the shaped part are directly covered by the insulation material, and the hole or through-hole is filled with the insulation material,
a length and/or width of the shaped part is at least five times as large as the thickness of the shaped part and/or the thickness of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,736,213

PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING GARMENTS

L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A....

1. A wearable electronics device, the device comprising:a shirt;
a sensor module interface configured to be positioned over a wearer's upper back when the shirt is worn;
a plurality of elongate strips, wherein each elongate strip of the plurality of elongate strips comprises a fabric, and a plurality of electrically conductive wires extending along the length of a first side of the strip in a sinusoidal or zig-zag pattern, wherein each elongate strip of the plurality of elongate strips extends from the sensor module interface and is adhesively attached to the shirt; and
a plurality of sensors, wherein each sensor in the plurality of sensors is electrically connected to one or more of the wires of the plurality of wires of the plurality of elongate strips;
wherein at least one of the sensors of the plurality of sensors comprises a layer of conductive ink having: between about 40-60% conductive particles, between about 30-50% binder; between about 3-7% solvent; and between about 3-7% thickener; a layer of an elastic adhesive; a transition region between the conductive ink and the elastic adhesive, the transition region comprising a nonhomogeneous mixture of the conductive ink and the elastic adhesive; and an insulating resin over at least a portion of the layer of conductive ink.

US Pat. No. 10,736,212

SUBSTRATES FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

ARES MATERIALS INC., Dal...

1. A method of manufacturing a bulk substrate for stretchable electronics comprising:dispensing a monomer mixture atop a carrier substrate;
curing a monomer mixture into a polymer film atop a carrier substrate;
patterning the polymer film to cover a first region of the polymer film and expose a second region of the polymer film; and
oxidizing exposed portions of the polymer film to create the bulk substrate, wherein the bulk substrate comprises:
a soft-elastic region comprising an elastic limit of greater than 25% and a first Young's modulus less than 50 MPa; and
a stiff-elastic region comprising an elastic limit of less than 5% and a second Young's modulus greater than 50 MPa; wherein the elastic limit is the yield strength after which the deformations are plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,736,211

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING BENDING PORTION, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a foldable housing including:
a hinge structure,
a first housing connected to the hinge structure and including a first face oriented in a first direction, and a second face oriented in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and
a second housing connected to the hinge structure and including a third face oriented in a third direction, and a fourth face oriented in a fourth direction opposite to the third direction, the second housing being connected to the hinge structure allowing the second housing rotate about the first housing,
wherein, when the foldable housing is folded, the first face faces the third face, and when the foldable housing is unfolded, the third direction is a same as the first direction;
a flexible display extending from the first face to the third face;
a processor disposed in the first housing or the second housing;
at least one camera disposed in the first housing or the second housing;
a first ground member disposed in the first housing or the second housing; and
a Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPCB) extending from the first housing to the second housing across the hinge structure, and including a bending portion in the hinge structure,
wherein, when the foldable housing is unfolded, the bending portion includes:
at least one first conductive line that forms a ground on a first layer,
at least one second conductive line disposed on a second layer disposed between the flexible display and the first layer, and
at least one third conductive line provided on a third layer disposed on a side opposite a side on which the second layer is disposed with reference to the first layer, and
wherein the first conductive line is electrically connected to the first ground member, the second conductive line is connected to at least one of the camera and the flexible display, and the third conductive line is electrically connected to the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,736,210

CIRCUIT BOARD

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a plurality of insulators, provided horizontally side by side, wherein a first accommodating space is formed between a first group of two adjacent ones of the insulators, and each of the first group of two adjacent ones of the insulators is provided with at least one fixing portion in the first accommodating space; and
a first electric conductor accommodated in the first accommodating space, wherein the first electric conductor is retained in the fixing portions of the first group of two adjacent ones of the insulators only at two sides thereof,
wherein each of the at least one fixing portion is formed by protruding from a side wall of a corresponding one of the insulators, and is provided with a recessed area in a horizontal direction, and the two sides of the first electric conductor are retained in the recessed areas of the fixing portions of the first group of two adjacent ones of the insulators such that an upper surface and a lower surface of the first electric conductor are attached to the fixing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,736,209

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND CONDUCTIVE TRANSMISSION LINE STRUCTURE THEREOF

Global Unichip Corporatio...

1. A conductive transmission line structure, comprising:a first conductive transmission line, including a first segment and a second segment, wherein the first segment is coupled between a first signal transmission node and the second segment, and the second segment is coupled to a second signal transmission node; and
a second conductive transmission line, including a third segment and a fourth segment, wherein the third segment is coupled between a third signal transmission node and the fourth segment, and the fourth segment is coupled to a fourth signal transmission node,
wherein the first segment is disposed adjacent to the third segment, the second segment is disposed adjacent to the fourth segment, a line width of the first segment is smaller than a line width of the second segment, a line width of the third segment is smaller than a line width of the fourth segment, and a spacing between the first segment and the third segment is smaller than a spacing between the second segment and the fourth segment,
wherein the first segment and the third segment provide a first impedance, the second segment and the fourth segment provide a second impedance, the first impedance is smaller than the second impedance, and the first signal transmission node and the third signal transmission node respectively receive a first signal and a second signal of a differential signal pair.

US Pat. No. 10,736,208

PRINTED WIRING BOARD FOR HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A printed wiring board for high frequency transmission, comprising:an insulating base material having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite to the first major surface, and extending in a longitudinal direction thereof;
a plurality of signal lines formed on the first major surface and extending in the longitudinal direction, the plurality of signal lines including a first signal line;
a first ground wiring formed on the first major surface and extending in the longitudinal direction while being spaced apart from each one of the plurality of signal lines by a respective predetermined distance;
a second ground wiring formed on an opposite side of the first ground wiring with the first signal line interposed therebetween on the first major surface, and extending in the longitudinal direction while being spaced apart from the first signal line by a predetermined distance;
a ground layer formed on the second major surface;
a plurality of first ground connection vias electrically connecting the first ground wiring and the ground layer; and
a plurality of second ground connection vias electrically connecting the second ground wiring and the ground layer, wherein
a width of the first ground wiring is smaller than a land diameter of the first ground connection vias,
a width of the second ground wiring is smaller than a land diameter of the second ground connection vias, and
the first ground connection vias and the second ground connection vias are arranged not to overlap each other in a width direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction throughout a cable portion.

US Pat. No. 10,736,207

CANCELING MAGNETIC PICKUP USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL WIRING ASSEMBLY

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A wiring assembly, comprising:a differential input port, configured to receive a differential signal from a sensor at a first end of the wiring assembly;
a differential output port, configured to output the differential signal at a second end of the wiring assembly; and
first and second pairs of electrical conductors, laid out in a three-dimensional (3D) crossover configuration relative to one another and configured to conduct the differential signal from the first end to the second end, and to cancel pickup of a magnetic field by the wiring assembly, wherein the electrical conductors of each pair are connected to one another at the first end and at the second end, the first and second pairs of electrical conductors form electrically conductive loops having substantially the same cross-sectional areas and arranged such that parasitic voltages induced in the two loops are equal in value but of opposite polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,736,206

POWER ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY

Sevcon Limited, Gateshea...

1. A power electronics assembly for an electric motor controller comprising:an insulated metal substrate carrying controllable impedances of the power electronics assembly wherein the insulated metal substrate is thermally coupled to the controllable impedances;
a composite material substrate carrying elements of a power provider for providing power to be supplied to an electric motor via the controllable impedances;
a bolt comprising a bolt head and a bolt shaft for mechanically coupling the composite material substrate to the insulated metal substrate;
an electrically conductive sleeve configured to be held between a first electrical contact carried by the insulated metal substrate and a second electrical contact carried by the composite material substrate and to at least partially surround and be held in place by the bolt;
wherein the bolt is configured to clamp the composite material substrate to the insulated metal substrate to force the electrically conductive sleeve against the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact for electrical coupling with the controllable impedances; and
an electrically insulating wall extending away from the composite material substrate to define an insulative cavity on a side of the composite substrate that is opposite to the second electrical contact, wherein the bolt head is at least partially contained within the insulative cavity;
wherein the electrically insulating wall is part of an electrically insulating sleeve, and wherein the electrically conductive sleeve comprises a chamfer to expose a surface of the insulated metal substrate between the electrically conductive sleeve and the electrically insulating sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,736,205

ELECTRON BEAM TRANSPORT SYSTEM

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method for controlling the position of two different electron beams, the two electron beams following different trajectories which share a common main path, the method comprising, for at least one control direction:determining a first quantity, the first quantity being indicative of a difference in a transverse position of the two different electron beams in the control direction at a measurement point along the common main path;
determining a second quantity, the second quantity being indicative of an average transverse position of the two different electron beams in the control direction at the measurement point;
applying a perturbation to a transverse position of a first one of the electron beams at a first actuation point disposed outside of the common main path;
implementing a first control loop comprising repeating the following steps one or more times:
(a) determining the first quantity;
(b) applying a subsequent perturbation to the transverse position of the first electron beam in the control direction at the first actuation point, wherein if the first quantity has increased the subsequent perturbation is in an opposite direction to the previous perturbation applied to the transverse position of the first electron beam and if the first quantity has decreased the subsequent perturbation is in the same direction as the previous perturbation applied to the to the transverse position of the first electron beam; and
implementing a second control loop comprising repeating the following steps one or more times:
(a) determining the second quantity;
(b) applying a perturbation to the transverse position of the second electron beam in the control direction at a second actuation point disposed outside of the common main path, wherein the perturbation applied to the transverse position of the second electron beam is such that the average transverse position of the two different electron beams moves towards a desired transverse position of the two different electron beams.

US Pat. No. 10,736,204

PLASMA POWER TOOL

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A hand-held plasma power tool comprising:a plasma delivery tip section for delivering a plasma arc to a workpiece to cut the workpiece;
an air compressor for providing a gas of less than about 50 standard cubic feet per hour (scfh) to the plasma delivery tip section;
a power source for providing a current of between about 6 amps to about 10 amps to at least one of the air compressor or the plasma delivery tip section; and
a hand-held housing, wherein at least a portion of the plasma delivery tip section, the air compressor, and the power source are enclosed within the housing, and wherein at least a portion of the housing defines a handle section being configured to enable an operator to hold the entirety of the plasma power tool by hand while delivering the plasma arc to the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,736,203

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY OF AN ENERGISER FOR AN ELECTRIC FENCE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAID SYSTEM

LACME HOLDING, La Garenn...

1. A method for controlling a system for controlling the electrical power supply of an energizer for an electric fence, the electric power supply having:an electronic control unit, connected between the energizer and its electrical power supply, comprising a transmitting and receiving RF chip, a switch controlling the electrical power supply of the energizer, a first electronic control circuit of the switch, controlled by RF signals, a galvanic link with the electric fence, and a second electronic control circuit of the switch, controlled by signals conducted by the wire of the fence,
a pocket radio controller exchanging RF signals with the RF chip,
a pocket remote control transmitting signals conducted by the wire of the electric fence,
wherein said method comprises by the following steps:
a) sending, by the radio controller, of RF control signals stopping the electrical power supply of the energizer, received by the first electronic circuit via the RF chip and ensuring the opening of the switch,
b) subsequently, sending, by the remote control, of control signals restoring the electrical power supply of the energizer, conducted by the wire of the electric fence, received by the second electronic circuit via the galvanic link, and ensuring the closing of the switch, and
c) transmission by the first electronic circuit of RF signals reporting the closing of the switch, via the RF chip, to the radio controller.

US Pat. No. 10,736,202

LIGHTING CONTROL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling a luminaire at a first physical location in a physical space to render a lighting effect in the physical space, the method being performed by a control device and comprising steps of:receiving at least one data object for use in rendering the lighting effect, the data object defining at least one virtual object comprising an influence value for the virtual object and a coordinate vector denoting a virtual location of the virtual object in a virtual space;
determining the first physical location of the luminaire in the physical space from a map of the physical space;
determining a separation between the first physical location of the luminaire and a second physical location in the physical space corresponding to the virtual location of the virtual object in the virtual space; and
controlling at least one characteristic of light emitted by the luminaire as a function of the determined separation and the influence value for the virtual object, thereby rendering the lighting effect.

US Pat. No. 10,736,201

DRIVER APPARATUS

pureLiFi Limited, Edinbu...

1. An optical wireless communication (OWC) luminaire driver apparatus configured to use with one or more light emitting diodes or other light sources, the OWC luminaire driver apparatus comprising:voltage control circuitry configured to regulate a supply voltage to the one or more light emitting diodes or other light sources; and
driving circuitry configured to provide a drive current to the one or more light emitting diodes or other light sources,
wherein the driving circuitry is configured to modulate the drive current based on a drive signal,
wherein the voltage control circuitry is configured to regulate the supply voltage based on a type of the one or more light emitting diodes or other light sources thereby to adapt to different types of the light emitting diodes (LEDs) or other light sources,
wherein the drive signal is modulated and comprises a DC component and an AC component,
wherein the DC component sets an operating point of the one or more light emitting diodes or other light sources, and
wherein the AC component corresponds to the drive current that has been modulated and provided to the one or more light emitting diodes or other light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,736,200

LED DRIVER AND LIGHTING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES

FULHAM COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A driver for a lighting device, the driver comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) driver circuit including interface elements for supporting multiple control connectivity options, the LED driver circuit including a processor having a plurality of physical layer interfaces coupled to the interface elements and configured to run an operating system that supports a plurality of network protocols, said processor being configured to have a plurality of functions, including a function of providing a bridge or gateway between network protocols of said plurality of network protocols, wherein said processor is configured to perform the functions of:
detecting available network protocols of said plurality of network protocols;
selecting, for a physical layer interface, a mode of operation appropriate to ensure interoperability and backward compatibility for said available network protocols, said modes of operation including
an inactive mode, wherein the network protocol is inactive;
a monitoring mode, wherein the network protocol is listening, and the processor is configured to receive signals representing the status of a network;
a gateway mode, wherein the network protocol is active, and the processor takes a role of a master network controller over a subordinate network for the purposes of bridging said network protocol to another higher priority network protocol; and
a primary mode, wherein the network protocol is active, and the processor participates as a node on the network; and
assigning one or more of said available network protocols to said physical layer interface(s).

US Pat. No. 10,736,199

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing method executed by an electric light bulb light source apparatus, which includes a lighting unit including a light source, and a functional unit having a predetermined function, the information processing method comprising:selecting, from any of a parent mode and a child mode, an operation mode for cooperative control with a different electric light bulb light source apparatus with respect to the predetermined function, and setting the selected operation mode;
in a case where the parent mode is set, causing the lighting unit to execute a first lighting operation for the parent mode in response to a predetermined lighting control signal relating to an operation of the lighting unit, and transmitting, to the different electric light bulb light source apparatus set to the child mode, a cooperative control signal for causing a second lighting operation for the child mode to be executed, the second lighting operation for the child mode being different from the first lighting operation; and
in a case where the child mode is set, causing the lighting unit to execute the second lighting operation on the basis of the cooperative control signal transmitted from the different electric light bulb light source apparatus set to the parent mode.

US Pat. No. 10,736,198

CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF LIGHTING UNITS

Lumileds Holding B.V., S...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of lighting units, each of the plurality of lighting units comprising a unit control circuit and a lighting element,
each unit control circuit comprising a memory that stores at least one lighting scenario, each of the at least one lighting scenario comprising a succession of settings of at least one of intensity of the lighting element and color of the lighting element; and
a system control circuit comprising a transmitter configured to transmit an execute signal to the plurality of lighting units that includes an indication of one or more of the plurality of lighting units that is to operate the lighting element according to the at least one lighting scenario,
wherein the plurality of lighting units are electrically connected in parallel to a common electrical power supply via two conductors,
wherein the execute signal is transmitted at least one of wirelessly and via the two conductors from the system control circuit to the plurality of lighting units.

US Pat. No. 10,736,197

LIGHTING STATE SYNCHRONIZATION

1. A controller, comprising:a transceiver configured to communicate on a communication link; and
at least one processor configured to monitor, via the transceiver, communication on the communication link;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to send, at a predetermined point in time via the transceiver in shared resources of the communication link, packetized data indicating a luminaire status information of a luminaire;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to selectively execute said sending of the packetized data depending on said monitoring;
wherein the controller further comprises a lighting control interface and the at least one processor is configured to receive, via the lighting control interface from the luminaire, the luminaire status information, and the at least one processor is further configured to receive, via the transceiver as part of said monitoring of the communication on the communication link, further packetized data indicating luminaire status information of at least one remote luminaire;
and further wherein the at least one processor is configured to selectively execute said sending of the packetized data if the luminaire status information of the luminaire is out-of-sync with the luminaire status information of the at least one remote luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,736,196

OSCILLATING DRIVER CIRCUITS

1. A device comprising:terminals configured to couple with a battery, the terminals including a positive terminal for coupling with a positive contact of the battery and a negative terminal for coupling with a negative contact of the battery;
a first winding and a second winding that are arranged to be inductively coupled;
a potentiometer arranged in series with the first winding, wherein the second winding is coupled in parallel to the first winding and the potentiometer;
a transistor having a base, an emitter, and a collector, wherein the base is coupled to the positive terminal through the first winding, the collector is coupled to the positive terminal through the second winding, and the emitter is coupled to the negative terminal, wherein the first winding and the second winding are coupled to the positive terminal with opposite polarity; and
a light emitting diode (LED);
wherein the device is arranged to couple the LED in parallel with the second winding, and wherein the LED is arranged to be reverse biased with respect to the battery when the positive terminal is coupled with a positive contact of the battery and the negative terminal is coupled with the negative contact of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,736,195

MATCHED FILTER TECHNIQUES CONFIGURED TO FIRE LED USING A SLOPED RESPONSE

Maxim Integrated Products...

1. An electronic device comprising:a light-emitting diode (LED) module comprising at least one LED;
a controller to generate a driving signal;
a filter coupled between the controller and the LED module, the filter receives the driving signal and outputs a modulated driving signal to drive the LED module such that the at least one LED generates an LED light output;
a photo sensor to sense the LED light and output an electrical signal; and
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to receive the electrical signal for analog-to-digital conversion, the ADC comprises a decimation filter for reducing sampling rate during conversion, the LED light output has a pattern approximating an impulse response of the decimation filter.

US Pat. No. 10,736,194

CONTROLLING SYSTEM AND CONTROLLING METHOD

1. A controlling system, comprising:a front end device, configured to generate a first data signal;
an adaptor, configured to modulate a power signal according to the first data signal, and output a modulated signal, wherein the power signal is received from the front end device and supplied to the adaptor; and
a back end device, configured to demodulate the modulated signal to obtain the power signal and generate a controlling signal in accordance with the first data signal, wherein, the power signal obtained by the back end device is supplied to the back end device, wherein, the front end device and the back end device are connected via the adaptor.

US Pat. No. 10,736,193

MULTI-CHANNEL LIGHTING FIXTURE HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVERS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A lighting fixture for controlling a cumulative light, the lighting fixture comprising:a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources having different colors;
a plurality of LED drivers adapted to be coupled to a respective one of the LED light sources and configured to control an intensity of the respective LED light source, wherein the plurality of LED drivers are coupled to a communication link and are responsive to communications having a common link address; and
wherein each of the plurality of LED drivers is configured to adjust the intensity of the respective LED light source to a preset intensity in response to a single digital message received on the communication link to cause the cumulative light emitted by the lighting fixture to correspond to one of multiple color trajectories, wherein each color trajectory defines a plurality of color temperatures corresponding to a plurality of respective intensities.

US Pat. No. 10,736,192

CALIBRATION OF DRIVERS OF A LIGHT SOURCE

Rosco Laboratories Inc., ...

1. An LED light color selection system comprising:a light fixture comprising at least three LEDs;
an input signal which allows a processor to determine an intensity of each LED, specific to the light fixture, based on a color coordinate;
a controller for generating signals indicative of the intensity of each LED to create a light indicative of the color coordinate;
a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting the color coordinate.

US Pat. No. 10,736,191

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STAGE-BASED CONTROL RELATED TO TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

20. A method for a lighting system, the method comprising:receiving a first signal;
receiving a second signal, the second signal representing a magnitude of a current flowing through at least a winding;
in response to the first signal becoming larger than a first threshold in magnitude at a first time, causing the second signal to ramp up and down during a duration of time, the duration of time starting at a second time and ending at a third time, the third time being a time when the first signal becomes smaller than a second threshold in magnitude; and
causing the second signal to remain equal to a constant magnitude from the first time to the second time;
wherein:
the first time is earlier than the second time; and
the second time is earlier than the third time.

US Pat. No. 10,736,190

INDICATOR LIGHT ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A control assembly for an indicator light assembly, said indicator light assembly including an indicator light, said indicator light structured to emit light in more than two output modes, said control assembly comprising:a locator assembly structured to determine the astronomic data associated with said locator assembly;
a selector assembly structured to select an output mode for said indicator light based upon the astronomic data;
an output assembly structured to control the output modes of said indicator light;
said locator assembly in electronic communication with said selector assembly;
wherein said locator assembly communicates astronomic data to said selector assembly;
wherein said selector assembly selects an output mode of said indicator light based on said astronomic data for said indicator light;
wherein said selector assembly communicates an output mode to said output assembly; and
wherein said output assembly illuminates said indicator light in one of said output modes.

US Pat. No. 10,736,189

MODULARIZED LIGHT SYSTEM, CONTROL MODULE THEREOF AND POWER MODULE THEREOF

VAXCEL INTERNATIONAL CO.,...

1. A modularized LED lighting system, comprising:at least one LED light module, wherein each of the at least one LED light module is configured with an input portion and an output portion, an LED lighting load and a control circuit, wherein the input portion having a power input terminal and a first control terminal, the output portion having a power output terminal and a second control terminal, wherein each of the at least one LED light module receives at least one control signal thru the first control terminal of the input portion or thru the second control terminal of the output portion and receives a DC power thru the power input terminal to emit light according to the at least one control signal received;
at least one control module, including a human-machine interface, an input control portion and an output control portion, the input control portion having at least a power input terminal and optionally a first control terminal, the output control portion having a power output terminal and a second control terminal, the human-machine interface of the control module generating the at least one control signal in response to an external control signal detected by the human-machine interface and outputting the control signal through the second control terminal of the output control portion or thru the first control terminal of the input control portion;
at least one connection unit, including a first connector, a second connector and a transmission cable connected between the first connector and the second connector to accommodate a pair of power wires and a control wire, for detachably connecting between the control module and the at least one LED light module, or between two adjacent LED light modules for transmitting the direct current (DC) power and the at least one control signal, wherein each of the at least one connection unit is configured with the same length or with different length as needed; and
a power module, having at least a power output portion, detachably connecting to the input control portion of the control module or the input portion of the at least one LED light module for providing the DC power to the control module and the at least one LED light module.

US Pat. No. 10,736,188

LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting control device, comprising:a pair of input terminals electrically connected between an illumination load and an AC power supply;
a bidirectional switch configured to switch between conduction and non-conduction of a bidirectional current between the pair of input terminals;
a phase detector configured to detect a phase of an AC voltage of the AC power supply;
an inputter configured to receive a dimming level specifying a magnitude of a light output of the illumination load;
a power supply electrically connected between the pair of input terminals and configured to be supplied with electric power from the AC power supply to generate control electric power;
a voltage detector configured to detect a voltage of the control electric power;
a controller configured to be supplied with the control electric power from the power supply to operate and to control the bidirectional switch based on a detection signal from the phase detector so as to switch the bidirectional switch from an ON state to an OFF state at a switching time point when a variable time corresponding to the dimming level elapses from a starting point of a half period of the AC voltage; and
a stopper configured to halt generation of the control electric power by the power supply when the voltage detected by the voltage detector is higher than or equal to a prescribed threshold during an OFF time period from the switching time point to an end time point of the half period, wherein
the stopper is configured to restart generation of the control electric power by the power supply after a phase of the AC voltage is detected by the phase detector when the generation of the control electric power by the power supply is stopped during the OFF time period.

US Pat. No. 10,736,187

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DECOUPLING POWER DELIVERED TO AN LED LOAD FROM A PHASE-CUT DIMMING ANGLE

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination device for use with a dimmer, the dimmer adapted to be powered by an alternating-current (AC) mains line voltage from an AC mains supply, the illumination device comprising:an LED load coupled to conduct a drive current;
a power supply configured to conduct a power supply current from the AC mains supply and produce the drive current through the LED load; and
a control circuit coupled to receive a phase-cut AC mains signal from the dimmer, the control circuit configured to cause the power supply to be active for a length of an operating time period during a conduction period of each half-cycle of the phase-cut AC mains signal, the control circuit configured to measure a conduction angle of the phase-cut AC mains signal from the dimmer and determine, in response to the conduction angle, a maximum duration at which the power supply can be active during each half-cycle of the phase-cut AC mains signal;
wherein the control circuit is configured to set the operating time period of the power supply to the maximum duration when the power supply current is greater than a comparison value, and set the operating time period to be less than the maximum duration when the power supply current is less the comparison value; and
wherein an average magnitude of the power supply current over multiple cycles of the AC mains line voltage is proportional to the drive current conducted through the LED load.

US Pat. No. 10,736,186

COOKING APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A cooking appliance, comprising:a base and an oven door articulated with the base; and
a cooking platform and a microwave shield, wherein
the cooking platform comprises a frame and a carrier plate mounted on the frame,
the carrier plate is made of a non-microwave shielding material,
the frame is detachably mounted on a top plate of the base via screws, an outer edge of the top plate extends downward to form a first fixing rib provided with first fixing holes for mounting the screws, an outer edge of the frame extends downward to form a second fixing rib, the second fixing rib is provided with second fixing holes for mounting the screws, and when the cooking platform is mounted on the top plate, the second fixing rib is located outside the first fixing rib, and the second fixing holes and the first fixing holes are aligned and connected by the screws,
an abutting supporting surface is formed between a lower surface of the frame and an upper surface of the top plate,
a magnetron is mounted at a bottom of the top plate,
the magnetron is used for emitting microwaves from an inner side of the supporting surface to the carrier plate, and
the microwave shield is mounted on the top plate, surrounds an outer side of the supporting surface and is used for shielding the microwaves leaked from the supporting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,736,185

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR AN OVEN SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND AIR FILTRATION ASSEMBLY

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. An oven comprising:an oven body having sidewalls that extend substantially perpendicular to a surface on which the oven is supported;
a cooking chamber disposed in the oven body and configured to receive a food product;
a radio frequency (RF) heating system configured to provide RF energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components; and
an air circulation system configured to provide air for cooling the solid state electronic components,
wherein the air circulation system comprises an inlet filter support structure through which cooling air for cooling the solid state electronic components is drawn prior to circulation by a cooling fan,
wherein the inlet filter support structure supports at least a first side filter disposed below one of the sidewalls and disposed at an angle relative to the one of the sidewalls, and a second side filter disposed below an opposing one of the sidewalls and disposed at the angle relative to the opposing one of the sidewalls,
wherein the inlet filter support structure further supports a front filter disposed below a door of the oven,
wherein, when the front filter is installed, a front face of the front filter is substantially parallel to and in a plane with a front face of the inlet filter support structure, and
wherein, when the first and second side filters are installed, a back face of each of the first and second side filters lies parallel to and proximate to a slanted side face on opposing sides of the inlet filter support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,736,184

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR INDUCTION HEATING

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A power supply apparatus for induction heating, the power supply apparatus comprising:a smoothing filter configured to smooth a pulsating current of DC power output from a DC power supply; and
an inverter configured to convert the DC power that has been smoothed by the smoothing filter into AC power,
wherein the smoothing filter comprises a plurality of capacitors having different internal inductances and connected to each other in parallel between input terminals of the inverter, each of the capacitors being connected to the input terminals of the inverter directly or through a pair of bus bars, and wherein the plurality of capacitors comprises a first capacitor and a second capacitor, the first capacitor having smaller internal inductance than the second capacitor and a shorter conductive path between the input terminals of the inverter than the second capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,736,183

WINDSHIELD HEATING DEVICE FOR ONBOARD CAMERA

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle comprising a windshield, an on-board camera that is fixed to an inner surface of the windshield and that is configured to photograph a front of the vehicle, and a windshield heating device for the on-board camera that comprises a sheet-like electric heating element extending along the inner surface of the windshield adjacent to the on-board camera and is configured to heat the windshield in a heated region in front of the on-board camera, whereinthe electric heating element comprises a first heating region and a second heating region that are adjacent to each other;
the first heating region includes a portion located between the on-board camera and the windshield, and the second heating region is spaced apart in a lateral direction of the vehicle with respect to an optical axis of the on-board camera as viewed in a direction perpendicular to the windshield;
a heating area of the second heating region is smaller than a heating area of the first heating region; and
a heat quantity per unit area of the second heating region is smaller than a heat quantity per unit area of the first heating region.

US Pat. No. 10,736,182

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF SUBSTRATES USING EMBEDDED FIBER OPTICS AND EPOXY OPTICAL DIFFUSERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A substrate holder, comprising:a baseplate comprising:
a plurality of cavities formed in a top surface of the baseplate, each cavity of the plurality of cavaties having an opening on the top surface;
a plurality of feedthrough holes extending from a back surface of the baseplate to the top surface of the baseplate; and
a plurality of optical fiber bundles, each optical fiber bundle of the plurality of optical fiber bundles having a plurality of optical fibers, wherein at least a lengthwise portion of each one of the plurality of optical fiber bundles is disposed in a corresponding feedthrough hole, and each one of the plurality of optical fibers terminates in a respective one of the plurality of cavities and is configured to transmit light thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,736,181

BASKING HEATER AND METHODS

Spectrum Brands, Inc., M...

1. A basking heater comprising:(a) a housing defining a bottom and defining an interior; the bottom having an opening in communication with the interior; the housing including a top opposite of the bottom;
(b) a heating element within the housing interior; the heating element being connected to a power source and oriented to radiate heat through the opening in the bottom;
(c) an attachment arrangement adapted to selectively attach the heater to a terrarium; wherein a height of the housing from the bottom to the top is not greater than 3 inches;
(d) a porous grill in the housing interior extending over and covering the opening in the bottom; the porous grill being between the heating element and the bottom; the porous grill being opposite of the top of the housing; and
(e) a power switch controlling an amount of power to the heating element; the power switch having at least 3 settings including no power, low power, and high power.

US Pat. No. 10,736,180

HEATER WITH AN OPTICAL SENSOR FOR OVER-TEMPERATURE PROTECTION

TUTCO LLC, Cookeville, T...

1. A system comprising:a heating element, the heating element further comprising a resistive wire;
a sensor assembly, the sensor assembly comprising
a coupler having a sight opening configured to receive a wavelength directly from the resistive wire, and
an optical sensor configured to receive the wavelength from the resistive wire directly through the sight opening of the coupler, the optical sensor being configured to provide an over-temperature feedback signal in response to the wavelength from the resistive wire, the over-temperature feedback signal being representative of a temperature of the resistive wire; and
a heater controller configured to drive the resistive wire to a desired temperature of the resistive wire, the heater controller being further configured to limit power delivered to the resistive wire in response to the over-temperature feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 10,736,179

FIBER TO THE ANTENNA

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A fiber optic cable assembly for connection to remote transceivers on a cell tower, the fiber optic cable assembly comprising:a spool;
an elongate body defining an environmentally sealed interior; and
a plurality of optical lines wound around the spool and extending through the environmentally sealed interior of the elongate body, the optical lines extending between opposite first and second ends, the first end including a first multi-fiber connector, the second end including a plurality of second multi-fiber connectors, the optical lines including a first segment that extends from the first multi-fiber connector to the elongate body and a plurality of second segments that each extend from the elongate body to a respective one of the second multi-fiber connectors, the optical lines transitioning from the first segment to the second segments within the environmentally sealed interior of the elongate body, the first segment of the optical lines being sufficiently long to extend from the ground to a top portion of the cell tower.

US Pat. No. 10,736,178

CONNECTION METHOD FOR WIRELESS SYSTEM

GRAND MATE CO., LTD., Ta...

1. A connection method for a wireless system, wherein the wireless system includes an access point, an electronic device, a relay device and at least one appliance;the electronic device and the relay device are connected to the access point, respectively; the relay device is connected to the appliance via signals; the relay device is adapted to send control commands to the appliance; the connection method for the wireless system comprises the following steps:
A. sending a connection request command to a default IP address from the electronic device through the access point for at least one time;
B. determining a connection-successful information establishing a connection between the electronic device and the relay device is not received from the default IP address by the electronic device, and sending at least one connection request command to at least one different IP address in the same local area network from the electronic device through the access point; and
C. establishing the connection between the electronic device whereby the relay device sends control commands to the appliance after the connection-successful information is received from the at least one IP address.

US Pat. No. 10,736,177

DYNAMIC WIRELESS NETWORK TOPOLOGY FOR REDUCED SPECTRUM FLOODING

WiSilica Inc., Laguna Hi...

1. A method of operating a system with dynamic wireless network topology with reduced spectrum flooding, the method comprising:scanning with a first device in mesh network for beacon packets from other devices in the mesh network during a random back off period, the beacon packets comprising a unique node identifier of the other devices;
operating the first device to initiate an election protocol by sending an election protocol packet comprising a unique election protocol identifier of the first device to the other devices, in response to the first device not receiving at least one beacon packet from the other devices during the random back off period;
storing the unique node identifier of a second device on the first device, assigning the second device as a leader node device, retransmitting the unique node identifier of the second device and leader node information in a protocol packet to the second device to set the second device as the leader node device, in response to receiving a beacon packet from the second device on the first device;
communicating a command packet through the mesh network by way of at least one leader node device;
identifying participating device states of devices in the mesh network as leader node devices, leaf node devices, and root node devices through the election protocol;
configuring the leader node devices to participate in re-transmitting data packets in the mesh network;
configuring the leaf node devices to not participate in re-transmitting the data packets in the mesh network; and
configuring the root node devices to initiate the election protocol during the random back off period.

US Pat. No. 10,736,176

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSERVING GUEST ROOM RESOURCES AND UTILITIES USING INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

ATOM, Inc., Scottsdale, ...

9. A remote thermostatic control system comprising:a packaged terminal air conditioner unit configured to selectively heat and cool a room;
a wall mounted relay configured to control a temperature setting associated with the packaged terminal air conditioner unit;
an in-room internet-of-things (IOT) module comprising a thermostat controller operable by a user to wirelessly control temperature setting of the wall mounted relay;
and
a mobile app running on a hand held mobile device, the mobile app configured to define a user profile comprising temperature preferences, selectively download the user profile to the IOT module, and communicate with the thermostat controller to thereby control the temperature of the room; and
an enterprise server including an API configured to communicate with the IOT module, the enterprise server being configured to receive the user profile and location tracking data from the mobile app, and to cause the IOT module to automatically adjust the temperature of the room based on the location tracking data and the user profile.

US Pat. No. 10,736,175

METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA USING WLAN CARRIER AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of processing data by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, by UE, wireless local area network (WLAN) radio resource configuration-dedicated information for setting data transmission and reception using a WLAN carrier, from an evolved Node B (eNB);
setting, by the UE, a radio bearer group including one or more radio bearers to transmit and receive data through the WLAN carrier, based on the WLAN radio resource configuration-dedicated information; and
transmitting and receiving, by the UE, the data of the radio bearer group to and from the eNB through the WLAN carrier,
wherein the transmitting includes:
separating, by a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity in the UE, data to be transmitted to the eNB into i) first data to be transmitted through an eNB carrier and ii) second data to be transmitted through the WLAN carrier,
wherein the WLAN radio resource configuration-dedicated information includes a WLAN identify (ID) and information for instructing a WLAN access authentication,
wherein when a handover of the UE is determined, the eNB transmits WLAN measurement information and the WLAN radio resource configuration-dedicated information to a target eNB, and
wherein the WLAN measurement information includes WLAN channel use rate information, backhaul bandwidth information, received signal strength indication information, WLAN ID, WLAN frequency band information, and WLAN frequency information.

US Pat. No. 10,736,174

NETWORK NODE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL (PDCP) REORDERING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node, operating in a wireless communications network, for Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) reordering, the method comprising:buffering in order one or more first data units received out of order by a PDCP layer, wherein the one or more first data units are received from a lower layer during a first time period, and wherein the lower layer is a layer below the PDCP layer;
when the first time period has expired, forwarding the one or more buffered first data units in order to an upper layer and starting a second time period, wherein the upper layer is a layer above the PDCP layer; and
forwarding, to the upper layer and in any order, one or more second data units received from the lower layer during the second time period, whereby the one or more second data units arriving too late to the PDCP layer to be buffered in order is forwarded to the upper layer in time for a reordering functionality of the upper layer.

US Pat. No. 10,736,173

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING UP/RELEASING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION BETWEEN EVOLVED NODE B AND USER EQUIPMENT IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing a connection at a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying a type of traffic according to whether the traffic occurs based on a user input;
in response to the identified type indicating a second traffic that occurs periodically regardless of the user input, setting a value of an inactivity timer as a second value less than a first value;
starting the inactivity timer; and
transmitting, to a radio network controller (RNC), a release request message for a connection between a base station (BS) and the UE when the inactivity timer is expired,
wherein the type indicates a first traffic triggered based on the user input or the second traffic, and
wherein the value of the inactivity timer is set as the first value in response to the identified type indicating the first traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,736,172

RADIO BEARER PROCESSING RELATING TO SUSPENDING DATA TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A radio bearer processing method, comprising:receiving, by a first base station, a suspend indication sent by a user equipment, wherein the suspend indication is generated according to a first measurement result measured by the user equipment;
determining, by the first base station according to the suspend indication, that the user equipment has suspended data transmission with respect to a bearer on a second base station;
receiving, by the first base station, a plurality of second measurement results sent by the user equipment, wherein the plurality of second measurement results are results periodically obtained by measuring a quantity of data packets to be sent by the user equipment over the bearer;
determining, by the first base station, according to one or more of the second measurement results, that data transmission with respect to the bearer on the second base station needs to be resumed; and
sending, by the first base station, a resume command to the user equipment, and sending a second resume request to the second base station, wherein the resume command is for instructing the user equipment to resume data transmission with respect to the bearer on the second base station, and the second resume request is for requesting the second base station to resume data transmission with respect to the bearer on the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,736,171

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING EXTENDED DRX OPERATION BASED ON UPLINK INDICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a power preference indication message indicating an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to a serving cell,
wherein the power preference indication message indicates that the UE has a lower power consumption preference for the eDRX;
receiving a configuration of the eDRX,
wherein a cycle of the eDRX is longer than a cycle of a normal DRX;
receiving system information, which informs that a serving cell does not support the eDRX, from the serving cell;
starting an eDRX timer based on the configuration; and
transmitting an eDRX indication indicating that the eDRX timer is expired, upon expiry of the eDRX timer,
wherein the eDRX indication is transmitted via a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH),
wherein, after transmitting the eDRX indication, all secondary cells (SCells) and all secondary cell group (SCG) cells including a primary SCell (PSCell) are released or deactivated, and
wherein, after transmitting the eDRX indication, all of an on-duration timer, a DRX inactivity timer and a DRX short cycle timer are stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,736,170

TIMING ADVANCE GROUP OF A CONTROL CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS DEVICE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
receive configuration parameters of cells, wherein:
the cells are grouped into timing advance groups (TAGs) comprising a secondary TAG; and
the cells are grouped into physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups comprising a secondary PUCCH group comprising:
a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH, wherein the PUCCH secondary cell is in the secondary TAG; and
a first secondary cell; and
in response to a time alignment timer of the secondary TAG expiring or stopping:
stop transmission of positive or negative acknowledgement for one or more HARQ processes of an activated cell in the secondary PUCCH group;
stop reception of downlink shared channel transport blocks via the first secondary cell; and
continue reception of downlink multicast channel transport blocks via the first secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,736,169

RADIO NETWORK NODE, WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREIN

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a wireless device for handling communication of the wireless device in a wireless communication network, wherein the wireless device is in a first state wherein the wireless device is using an active connection for communicating data, the method comprising:receiving from a radio network node, a release message to suspend or release the wireless device from the first state to a second state; and along with the release message, an indication indicating one or more resources for uplink transmissions for the wireless device; and then
performing an uplink transmission, while the wireless device is in the first state, taking the received indication into account,
wherein the first state is a connected state and the second state is an inactive state or an idle state,
wherein the inactive state is an intermediate state between the connected state and the idle state, wherein when the wireless device is in the inactive state, the wireless device access stratum (AS) context is kept both at the wireless device and the radio network node.

US Pat. No. 10,736,168

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING USER PLANE EVOLVED PACKET SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a User Plane Evolved Packet System (EPS) Optimization procedure, comprising:a storage unit, for storing instructions of:
a radio resource control (RRC) layer of the communication device receiving system information from a cell of a network;
the RRC layer informing an EPS mobility management (EMM) layer of the communication device that a User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is allowed in the cell, when the system information indicates that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is allowed;
the RRC layer informing the EMM layer that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is not allowed in the cell, when the system information indicates that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is not allowed;
the EMM layer indicating the RRC layer to perform a RRC connection resume procedure if the EMM layer initiates a first procedure to transmit a first EMM message or first data, after the EMM layer is informed by the RRC layer that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is allowed in the cell; and
the EMM layer indicating the RRC layer to perform a RRC connection establishment procedure if the EMM layer initiates a second procedure to transmit a second EMM message or second data, after the EMM layer is informed by the RRC layer that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is not allowed in the cell;
wherein the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality comprises a resume functionality;
wherein the resume functionality is allowed in the cell when the system information indicates that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is allowed, and the resume functionality is not allowed in the cell when the system information indicates that the User Plane EPS Optimization functionality is not allowed; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage unit, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,736,167

METHOD AND A FIRST NODE FOR DECOUPLING SCTP AND S1AP

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first network node, comprising:exchanging identifiers with a second network node, the exchanged identifiers for use in reestablishing a first S1 Application Protocol (S1AP) connection with the second network node, wherein the first S1AP connection is associated with a first Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) connection between the first network node and the second network node, and wherein the identifiers are stored in association with an S1AP context for the first S1AP connection;
initiating, after receiving or sending an S1AP message over the first SCTP connection between the first network node and the second network node, an inactivity timer;
sending, based on the inactivity timer expiring, a request to suspend the first S1AP connection to the second network node, wherein the first network node enters an S1AP suspended state;
receiving, while in the S1AP suspended state and before reestablishing the first S1AP connection with the second network node, an S1AP message using an alternative Transport Network Layer (TNL) channel; and
reestablishing, after the first SCTP connection between the first network node and the second network node has been shut down and a second SCTP connection between the first network node and the second network node has been established, the first S1AP connection with the second network node using at least one of the stored identifiers, wherein the reestablished first S1AP connection is associated with the second SCTP connection between the first network node and the second network node.

US Pat. No. 10,736,166

ASSISTED NODE-TO-NODE COMMUNICATION LINK OPERATIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a base station with a wired backhaul link, a request comprising an indication of a communication link between a first node and a second node and requesting to establish the communication link, wherein the communication link is a directional communication link for transmission of one or more of control information or data between the first node and the second node;
determining, at the base station, a configuration for the communication link between the first node and the second node; and
transmitting, to at least one of the first node or the second node, the configuration for the communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,736,165

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOGGING INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting at least one preamble for a random access;
transmitting a first radio resource control (RRC) connection request message;
starting a timer associated with an RRC connection setup;
based on an expiry of the timer, setting first information indicating whether a maximum power level was used for a last transmitted preamble of the at least one transmitted preamble;
transmitting a second RRC connection request message;
transmitting an RRC connection setup complete message including second information indicating an availability of radio link failure related measurements in case that an RRC connection setup message is received; and
transmitting a UE information response message including the first information in case that a UE information request message is received.

US Pat. No. 10,736,164

ASSOCIATED DEVICE DISCOVERY IN IMS NETWORKS

AYLUS NETWORKS, INC., We...

1. A method for a mobile device to act as a switch between a cellular network and a Personal Area Network (PAN) proximate to the mobile device, the method comprising:the mobile device,
sensing one or more devices proximate to the mobile device;
creating the PAN for the one or more devices proximate to the mobile device using a local network;
creating a cellular network session;
using both the local network and the cellular network session, to provide a gateway between the cellular network and the one or more devices in the PAN; and
controlling the PAN for the one or more devices,
wherein, during the cellular network session, the mobile device is the only device visible to or directly addressable by the cellular network, and the one or more devices access the cellular network through the mobile device while the mobile device is configured to simultaneously maintain a voice call over a circuit switched network with which the mobile device communicates without use of any of the one or more devices as an intervening device, wherein the mobile device is configured to invite a Media server (MS) or an Application server (AS) into the session.

US Pat. No. 10,736,163

TDM TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-RAT DUAL CONNECTIVITY UE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using a first radio access technology (RAT);
one or more processors coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the one or more processors and the at least one radio are configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to cause the base station to:
establish a first wireless link via a first cell with a user equipment device (UE) according to the first RAT;
receive a first capability indicating that the UE supports uplink (UL) sharing for one or more system bandwidths in a dual connectivity configuration with the first RAT and a second RAT;
receive a second capability indicating binary information indicating one of no retuning time needed and retuning time needed;
coordinate UL resources over an interface with a second base station serving a second cell using a second RAT; and
transmit, an allocation of first UL resources associated with the first cell using the first RAT to the UE, wherein the allocation of first UL resources corresponds to using time division multiplexing (TDM) for UL data transmissions for the first RAT and the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,736,162

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PACKET IN NEXT-GENERATION MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

16. A base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller configured to:
transmit, to a terminal via the transceiver, a counter check request message including a data radio bearer (DRB) count most significant bit (MSB) information list, and
receive, from the terminal via the transceiver, a counter check response message,
wherein whether a most significant bit (MSB) value of the terminal for a first DRB is different from a MSB value of the base station for the first DRB indicated by the DRB count MSB information list is identified by the terminal in case that the first DRB is included in the DRB count MSB information list,
wherein the counter check response message includes first DRB count information associated with the first DRB in case that the MSB value of the terminal for the first DRB being different from the MSB value of the base station for the first DRB,
wherein the counter check response message includes second DRB count information for a second DRB of a cell group of the terminal in case that the second DRB is not included in the DRB count MSB information list, and
wherein the MSB value of the terminal for the first DRB is determined based on a count value of a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) to be received minus one.

US Pat. No. 10,736,161

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION AND SIGNALING RADIO BEARER

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling measurement configuration and signaling radio bearer (SRB), comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores instructions, the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions, and the instructions comprise:
establishing a first SRB for communicating with a first base station (BS);
receiving a first measurement configuration on the first SRB, from the first BS;
transmitting a first measurement report associated to the first measurement configuration on the first SRB, to the first BS;
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message on the first SRB from the first BS, wherein the first RRC message configures a second BS as a secondary node (SN) such that the communication device is in a dual connectivity with the first BS and the second BS;
establishing a second SRB for communicating with the second BS, while the communication device is in the dual connectivity;
receiving a second measurement configuration on the second SRB, from the second BS, while the communication device is in the dual connectivity;
transmitting a second measurement report associated to the second measurement configuration on the second SRB, to the second BS, while the communication device is in the dual connectivity;
receiving a second RRC message on the first SRB, from the first BS, while the communication device is in the dual connectivity, wherein the second RRC message configures the communication device to release the SN
releasing the second measurement configuration and the second SRB, in response to the second RRC message; and
keeping a data radio bearer (DRB) configuration, in response to the second RRC message, unless the second RRC message explicitly indicates to release the DRB configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,736,160

EXTENDING USE OF A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES IN A WIRELESS DEVICE TO ANOTHER DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a cellular interface, configured for communication with a cellular network;
a non-cellular wireless interface, configured for non-cellular wireless communication;
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the cellular interface and the non-cellular wireless interface, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
establish, via the cellular interface, a cellular communication link with the cellular network based at least on a first cellular service account;
establish, via the non-cellular wireless interface, a non-cellular wireless communication link with a second wireless device;
relay communications between the second wireless device and the cellular network via the cellular interface and the non-cellular wireless interface, wherein relaying communications between the second wireless device and the cellular network provides use of the first cellular service account to the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,736,159

DISPLAY CONNECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A display connection system comprising:a head unit provided in a vehicle;
a plurality of display apparatuses provided in the vehicle to receive data from the head unit; and
a mobile device configured to recognize a Quick Response (QR) code generated by the head unit to establish connection with the head unit via Wi-Fi and to transmit display data to the head unit,
wherein the head unit comprises:
a first Wi-Fi connector configured to control Wi-Fi connection with the mobile device;
a vehicle information collection unit configured to collect vehicle information for connection between the head unit and the plurality of display apparatuses;
a QR code generator configured to generate the QR code including a display option selected by a user and a display command according to the vehicle information received from the vehicle information collection unit;
a display management unit configured to manage information on the plurality of display apparatuses provided in the vehicle; and
a display controller configured to control operation of the plurality of display apparatuses according to the information on the plurality of display apparatuses received from the display management unit, and
wherein a collected vehicle information includes Wi-Fi connection, a driver's seat position, a number of the plurality of display apparatuses, and positions of the plurality of display apparatuses and information required for operations of the plurality of display apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,736,158

EMERGENCY CALLS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, at the UE, an Extended Local Emergency Number List from a first Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN);
detecting, by the UE, an emergency number;
deriving, by the UE, a Uniform Resource Name (URN) from the Extended Local Emergency Number List, the URN associated with the emergency number;
detecting, at the UE, that the UE is in a second PLMN different from the first PLMN; and
in response to the detecting that the UE is in the second PLMN different from the first PLMN, including, by the UE, a particular URN, urn:service:sos, in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message to be transmitted by the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,736,157

MULTITENANCY GAMING SERVICES PLATFORM

Zynga Inc., San Francisc...

1. A method for providing multitenancy gaming platform services, comprising:generating, by a first server computer, a new application identifier for an application for accessing a plurality of multitenancy gaming platform services;
receiving, by the first server computer from a client device running the application, a request for a service to perform an operation for the application, the request including the new application identifier, data related to the application, and a target user identifier associated with user data upon which the operation should apply the data related to the application;
determining from the request for the service, by the first server computer, which service of the plurality of multitenancy gaming platform services is requested;
sending, by the first server computer, the data related to the application to a second server computer responsible for the service to perform the service; and
receiving, by the first server computer, a response from the second server computer responsible for the service, indicating a status of the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,736,156

EXTENSION MOBILITY VIA A HEADSET CONNECTION

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable media embodying instructions executable by a processor to perform functions comprising:receiving a headset identifier from a headset;
in response to receiving the headset identifier, sending, to a device management server, a first message including the headset identifier;
receiving, from the device management server, a call control user identifier;
sending, to a call control server, a second message including the call control user identifier;
receiving, from the call control server, a configuration profile associated with the call control user identifier, wherein the configuration profile includes one or more of line associations, speed dial preferences, do not disturb preferences, a contacts list, ring preferences, call forwarding preferences, message indicator preferences, and voicemail preferences; and
configuring one or more settings of a desk phone based on the configuration profile.

US Pat. No. 10,736,155

SHARED PDU SESSION ESTABLISHMENT AND BINDING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network function (NF) comprising:a processor;
a non-transient memory for storing instructions that when executed by the processor cause the NF to be configured to:
establish a shared PDU session within a core network (CN) of a user equipment (UE) group before all of the UEs in the UE group register with the CN; and
bind a UE that has not yet registered with the CN to the shared PDU session when the UE registers with the CN, provided the UE will share at least one of an uplink (UL) user plane (UP) connection and a downlink (DL) UP connection associated with the shared PDU session.

US Pat. No. 10,736,154

WIRELESS REAL-TIME DATA-LINK SENSOR METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SMALL UAVS

RUMFERT, LLC, Omaha, NE ...

1. A wireless system for establishing a continuous real-time data link communicating flight data of a small UAV to a first smart device over a first wireless network, the first smart device having a display area for receiving operator input and for display of pages containing the flight data in accordance with a display data format, a nonvolatile memory for storage of software application code, a processor for executing the software application code, and a wireless communication module for connecting to the first wireless network, the system comprising;an airborne wireless sensor system adapted to be removably attached to the UAV, the airborne wireless sensor system having,
a sensor module configured for sensing UAV flight data,
a communication module for establishing the first wireless data-link network and transmitting the sensed UAV flight data based on a wireless protocol to the first smart device,
a non volatile memory for storing software instructions; and
a processor module, configured to receive and process the UAV flight data from the sensor module, the processor module further configured to communicate the processed flight data to the communication module for transmission of the flight data over the first wireless network, the processor module further configured to execute the software instructions stored in the non-volatile memory, the execution of which cause the processor module to continuously receive and process the sensed UAV flight data from the sensor module and communicate the processed UAV flight data to the communication module, the communication module wirelessly transmitting the processed UAV flight data via the first wireless data-link network to the first smart device for real time visual display of the flight data on the smart device display page(s) in accordance with the display data format.

US Pat. No. 10,736,153

BEARER SETTING METHOD AND DEVICE SUPPORTING SAME FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for establishing a bearer of a base station for transmitting and receiving data in wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a mobility management entity (MME), specific data for a specific service and data transmission information including an indicator indicating whether response data of at least one terminal for the specific data is necessary for a transmission of the specific data,
wherein the data transmission information includes at least one of reception terminal information indicating the at least one terminal which will receive the specific data or connection terminal information indicating terminals belonging to the at least one terminal and having a connection state with the base station;
receiving, from the MME, bearer information including information related to a specific bearer for transmitting response data for the specific data, configured between the base station and a gateway; and
transmitting, to the gateway, the response data for the specific data transmitted by one or more terminals through the specific bearer,
wherein the specific bearer is configured if the indicator indicates that the response data is necessary.

US Pat. No. 10,736,152

METHOD FOR RESOLVING RESOURCE COLLISION IN V2X COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT AND MOBILE DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for resolving, by a mobile device, a resource collision in a Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication environment, the method comprising:determining whether the resource collision has occurred in a specific resource selected by a plurality of neighbor mobile devices; and
when it is determined the resource collision has occurred, transmitting information on a result of the determining to the plurality of neighbor mobile devices,
wherein the determining comprises determining that the resource collision has occurred when a reference signals received power (RSRP) value in the specific resource is higher than a predefined first threshold value but a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) value is lower than a predefined second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,736,151

RANDOM ACCESS FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for random access, the method being performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:transmitting a random access preamble to a network node;
determining a valid starting subframe of a random access response window for monitoring a common search space for a random access response from the network node, wherein starting time of the random access response window is adapted such that it starts with the valid starting subframe;
monitoring the common search space for the random access response only during the random access response window;
receiving the random access response from the network node in the random access response window;
transmitting a radio resource control connection request message to the network node in response thereto; and
operating in a power saving mode until the valid starting subframe of the common search space occurs and then starts a Medium Access Control, MAC, contention resolution timer for a response from the network node to the radio resource control connection request message, wherein operating in the power save mode, if the valid starting subframe of the common search space is not smaller than time at which the radio resource control connection request message was transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,736,150

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALS OVER A PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, wherein the method comprises:applying scrambling to a plurality of symbols within a symbol group comprising at least first and second adjacent symbols and at least third and fourth adjacent symbols, wherein applying scrambling to the plurality of symbols within the symbol group includes applying a first scrambling symbol to at least the first and second adjacent symbols within the symbol group and applying a second scrambling symbol to at least the third and fourth adjacent symbols within the symbol group; and
transmitting, over a physical random access channel, a signal comprising the symbol group with the scrambled symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,736,149

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A method performed by a wireless communication device, comprising:obtaining random access information, wherein the random access information comprises a first sequence number of an initial subframe of a preamble transmission, a second sequence number of an initial radio frame of the preamble transmission, and a random access (RA) response window length; and
determining a random access radio network temporary identity (RA-RNTI) according to the first sequence number of the initial subframe of the preamble transmission, the second sequence number of the initial radio frame of the preamble transmission, and the RA response window length.

US Pat. No. 10,736,148

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD, RANDOM ACCESS DEVICE, AND TERMINAL

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A random access method for a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system operating on an unlicensed frequency band, comprising:determining a format of a random access preamble sequence;
determining a channel detection mode for a random access channel according to the format of the random access preamble sequence;
detecting the random access channel according to the determined channel detection mode; and
transmitting the random access preamble sequence via the random access channel when it is detected that the random access channel is in an idle state,
wherein the format of the random access preamble sequence is one of: a format 0, a format 1, a format 2, a format 3, or a format 4;
wherein a priority of the channel detection mode corresponding to the format 4>a priority of the channel detection mode corresponding to the format 0>a priority of the channel detection mode corresponding to the format 1=a priority of the channel detection mode corresponding to the format 2>a priority of the channel detection mode corresponding to the format 3, with the priority of the channel detection mode representing a difficulty level for occupation of the random access channel by a terminal and/or a time length for occupation of the random access channel by the terminal, and
wherein, among the channel detection modes corresponding to the format 0, the format 1, the format 2, the format 3 and the format 4, a channel detection mode having a higher priority is more easily occupied by the terminal and/or is occupied by the terminal for a shorter time length.

US Pat. No. 10,736,147

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL INCLUDING A RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE MESSAGE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method at a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving, at the user equipment, a downlink signal including a plurality of synchronization signal blocks from a network entity;
receiving an indication of a plurality of random access channel preambles, where the indication is received in one selected from a physical downlink control channel and a dedicated radio resource control message;
detecting at least one synchronization signal block from the plurality of synchronization signal blocks;
selecting a synchronization signal block from the detected at least one synchronization signal block;
selecting a random access channel preamble from the plurality of random access channel preambles based on the selected synchronization signal block;
identifying a subset of random access channel resources associated with the selected synchronization signal block;
selecting a random access channel resource from the subset of random access channel resources;
transmitting the selected random access channel preamble on the selected random access channel resource in a contention-free random access procedure; and
receiving at least a physical downlink shared channel as a response to the transmitted random access channel preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,736,146

WIRELESS MESSAGE COLLISION AVOIDANCE WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT

AUTONOMOUS ROADWAY INTELL...

1. A system for wireless communication, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit wireless messages;
a receiver configured to receive wireless messages;
a processor operably connected to the transmitter and the receiver; and
non-transient computer-readable media operably connected to the processor, containing instructions for causing the processor to perform a method comprising:
transmitting a wireless message while no interfering signals are detected;
then, if a confirmatory reply is not received within a predetermined interval, waiting a time period equal to the sum of a predetermined initial waiting interval plus a randomly selected delay within a predetermined initial contention window and then re-transmitting the wireless message;
then, if a confirmatory reply to the re-transmitted message is not received within a predetermined interval, waiting a predetermined second waiting interval plus a randomly selected delay within a predetermined second contention window, wherein the second waiting interval is shorter than the initial waiting interval, or the second contention window is shorter than the initial contention window; and
then, transmitting the wireless message.

US Pat. No. 10,736,145

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING UPLINK TRANSMISSION AFTER RECEIVING TRIGGER FRAME IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing uplink transmission, by an STA (station), in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the STA, a trigger frame triggering transmission of the response frame from an AP (Access Point); and
transmitting, by the STA, the response frame to the AP,
wherein the response frame is transmitted without a CCA (clear channel assessment) based on a length of the response frame equal to or less than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,736,144

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR V2X MULTICHANNEL OPERATION

Autotalks LTD, Kfar Nett...

1. A method, comprising: in a vehicle-to everything (V2X) communication unit:a) detecting energy of an adjacent channel, the adjacent channel being adjacent to a main channel; and
b) if adjacent channel energy is detected, deferring transmission in the main channel to maintain a sufficient communication range for both the main channel and the adjacent channel, and if the detection of the adjacent channel energy is false, then the deferring transmission in the main channel includes skipping a backoff scheme upon end of the false detection of the adjacent channel.

US Pat. No. 10,736,143

THRESHOLD OPTIMIZATION FOR OVERLAPPING BASIC SERVICE SETS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A networking method, comprising,at a first access point of a plurality of access points in a wireless network, the first access point comprising one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors:
specifying a minimum cell-size threshold;
determining the highest signal strength at which the first access point detects transmissions from other access points or overlapping-basic-service-set (OBSS) client devices associated with the other access points;
setting an OBSS packet-detect threshold to the lesser of the minimum cell-size threshold or the highest signal strength;
setting a receiver start-of-packet (RxSOP) threshold to the OBSS packet-detect threshold minus an offset;
avoiding decoding incoming packets when respective signal strengths of the incoming packets do not satisfy the RxSOP threshold; and
avoiding initiating transmission when incoming packets from the other access points or from the OBSS client devices associated with the other access points have signal strengths that satisfy the OBSS packet-detect threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,736,142

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING CHANNEL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM OPERATING IN UNLICENSED BAND

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing channel detection in an unlicensed band by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying a first subframe in which a clear channel assessment (CCA) is to be performed by the base station;
identifying, whether a second subframe in which a transmission of a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) or a transmission of a discovery reference signal (DRS) is to be performed by the base station, is overlapped with the first subframe;
identifying a third subframe instead of the first subframe to perform the CCA, in case that the second subframe is overlapped with the first subframe; and
performing the CCA in the third subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,736,141

ADAPTING RTS-CTS PROTECTION IN A WLAN

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an antenna; and
an interface circuit, coupled to the antenna, configured to wirelessly communicate with a second electronic device, wherein the electronic device is configured to perform operations comprising:
obtaining communication parameters associated with communication in a wireless local area network (WLAN), which includes the electronic device and the second electronic device;
determining a ready to send (RTS)-clear to send (CTS) performance metric based at least in part on the communication parameters;
comparing the RTS-CTS performance metric and a physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) airtime; and
selectively using, based at least in part on the comparison, RTS-CTS protection during communication of a PPDU with the second electronic device, wherein the selective using of the RTS-CTS protection comprises:
when the PPDU airtime is greater than or equal to the RTS-CTS performance metric, the electronic device uses the RTS-CTS protection during the communication of the PPDU with the second electronic device; and
when the PPDU airtime is less than the RTS-CTS performance metric, the electronic device does not use the RTS-CTS protection during the communication of the PPDU with the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,736,140

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING UNLICENSED BAND, AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink signal, which is transmitted by a user equipment (UE) to a base station in a wireless communication system supporting an unlicensed band, the method comprising:receiving a signal for scheduling uplink transmission in an Nth (N is a natural number) subframe from the base station;
when there is a currently performed first LBT (listen-before-talk) prior to the Nth subframe and a channel access priority class of a first LBT parameter for the first LBT is equal to or greater than a channel access priority class of a second LBT parameter for a second LBT indicated for the Nth subframe, continuously performing the currently performed first LBT;
when there is the currently performed first LBT prior to the Nth subframe and the channel access priority class of the first LBT parameter for the first LBT is less than the channel access priority class of the second LBT parameter for the second LBT, performing the second LBT; and
performing uplink transmission based on a result of the LBT performed by the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,736,139

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An uplink control information transmission method, comprising:pre-configuring, by user equipment having a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resource transmission and a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource transmission:
a first uplink control information (UCI), wherein the first UCI is to be carried on the PUSCH resource; and
a second UCI, wherein the second UCI is to be carried on the PUCCH resource;
adding, by the user equipment, the first UCI to the PUSCH resource of a first cell for transmission, wherein the first cell is a cell on which clear channel assessment (CCA) or listen before talk (LBT) detection is to be performed;
adding, by the user equipment, the second UCI to the PUCCH resource for transmission, wherein the PUSCH resource and the PUCCH resource are in a same subframe; and
sending, by the user equipment, at least one of the first UCI or the second UCI to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,736,138

METHOD FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION-BASED NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing a contention-based non-orthogonal multiple access by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:selecting a corresponding group from a plurality of groups for the non-orthogonal multiple access based on a service class on a higher layer;
transmitting a reference signal to which a reference signal sequence selected from a plurality of reference signal sequences is applied on a reference signal resource allocated to the selected corresponding group; and
transmitting data encoded in a manner of applying a repetition count or target bit rate corresponding to the selected corresponding group to the data.

US Pat. No. 10,736,137

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ADAPTIVE SCHEDULING REQUEST PROCEDURE

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:triggering, by a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity, a first Scheduling Request (SR) procedure for a first logical channel, the first logical channel being not configured with a valid Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource for the first SR procedure;
triggering, by the MAC entity, a second SR procedure for a second logical channel configured with a valid PUCCH resource for the second SR procedure; and
in response to triggering the first SR procedure,
initiating, by the MAC entity, a Random Access (RA) procedure, and
canceling, by the MAC entity, the first SR procedure without cancelling the second SR procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,736,136

INTERLACE DETERMINATION FOR A DEVICE

Lenovo Innovations Limite...

1. A method comprising:receiving an uplink grant scheduling uplink data transmission, wherein the uplink grant indicates a resource pattern index for the uplink data transmission, the resource pattern index is associated with a resource allocation pattern comprising one or more physical resource block (“PRB”) sets from a plurality of PRB sets, and each PRB set of the plurality of PRB sets comprises PRBs that are uniformly spaced within a system bandwidth; and
transmitting uplink data on the one or more PRB sets.

US Pat. No. 10,736,135

NETWORK NODE, USER DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network node for a wireless communication system, the network node comprising:a processor configured to determine a resource indicator comprising a first start index and a first number of frequency resources, the resource indicator being determined as a single allocation value representing the first start index and the first number of frequency resources; and
a transceiver configured to transmit a transmission grant comprising the resource indicator to a user device,
wherein the first start index and the first number of frequency resources are used for allocating:
a first set of contiguous frequency resources within a first sub-band, and
a corresponding first set of contiguous frequency resources within a second sub-band,
wherein a resource allocation within the first sub-band of the first set of contiguous frequency resources is identical to a resource allocation within the second sub-band of the corresponding first set of contiguous frequency resources, and
wherein the first sub-band and the second sub-band are non-overlapping.

US Pat. No. 10,736,134

NCMA-BASED UPLINK COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing uplink communication by a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information for a codebook set related with a modulation scheme;
receiving a UL grant comprising a specific codeword index;
selecting a codebook based on the specific codeword index included in the codebook set and
transmitting data based on the selected codebook,
wherein the codebook set comprises a plurality of codebooks that are predefined for non-orthogonal coded multiple access (NCMA) based communication, and
wherein the codebook set is configured based on a spreading factor or an overloading factor.

US Pat. No. 10,736,133

BURST-BASED TRANSMISSION SCHEDULING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Lenovo Innovations Limite...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores code executable by the processor, the code comprising:
code that determines a plurality of consecutive uplink subframes to be transmitted from a user equipment, wherein the plurality of consecutive uplink subframes are part of an uplink burst transmission and the same frequency resource and modulation and coding scheme are used in each uplink subframe of the plurality of consecutive uplink subframes; and
code that forms an uplink grant message to schedule transmission of the plurality of consecutive uplink subframes, wherein:
the uplink grant message indicates a number of the plurality of consecutive uplink subframes to be transmitted from the user equipment;
a maximum number of consecutive uplink subframes scheduled by the uplink grant message is four; and
the consecutive uplink subframes are part of a frame comprising ten subframes; and
a transmitter that provides the uplink grant message to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,736,132

TRANSPORT BLOCK SIZE (TBS) DETERMINATION IN FULL-DIMENSION MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT (FD MIMO) NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus of a User Equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising: memory; and a processor,wherein when a higher layer parameter altMCS-Table is configured, and a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) is assigned by a downlink control information (DCI) format that is one of 1, 1B, 1D, 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D, and a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) of the DCI format is scrambled by a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI), and
when a transport block of the PDSCH is transmitted in a downlink pilot time slot (DwPTS) of the frame, and the frame is of type 2 frame structure, or when the transport block of the PDSCH is transmitted in one or more subframes of a duration that is the same as a duration of a DwPTS of a special subframe in frames of type 3 frame structure, the processor is configured to determine a number of physical resource blocks (PRBs) for the transport block as a maximum of:
1, and
a floor function applied to a product of a total number of allocated PRBs, a parameter dependent on a special subframe configuration, and a scaling parameter, and
otherwise, the processor is configured to determine the number of PRBs for the transport block as a maximum of:
1, and
the floor function applied to a product of the total number of allocated PRBs and the scaling parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,736,131

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device that communicates with a base station device, the terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to
perform SPDSCH setting through signaling of a higher layer from the base station device;
perform a reception process on all of one or more SPDSCH candidates set on a basis of the SPDSCH setting, and receive an SPDSCH;
determine whether the SPDSCH is correctly received and correctly decoded; and
use a resource set on the basis of the SPDSCH setting to report response information for the SPDSCH, wherein
in response to a determination that the SPDSCH is correctly received and correctly decoded, the response information is reported, and
in response to a determination that the SPDSCH is received but is neither correctly received nor correctly decoded, the response information is not reported.

US Pat. No. 10,736,130

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR UPLINK CONTROL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION, USER TERMINAL, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for uplink control signal transmission, comprising: sending, by a user terminal, K predefined sequences on M transmission symbols in a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) to send B-bit uplink control information, wherein M is a positive integer, K is an integer, 1

US Pat. No. 10,736,129

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, of transmitting and receiving data information, the method comprising:receiving scheduling information for scheduling a plurality of transmission units;
receiving information for indicating whether bundling of demodulation reference signal (DMRS) information respectively contained in the plurality of transmission units scheduled according to the scheduling information is feasible with respect to time;
when the information indicates that time bundling of the DMRS information is feasible, performing the time bundling on at least two of the DMRS information from among the DMRS information respectively contained in the plurality of transmission units based on at least one of a hybrid automatic request (HARQ) acknowledge (ACK)/negative acknowledge (NACK) transmission time, a size of a frequency resource of a downlink (DL) physical data channel to which the data information scheduled according to the scheduling information is assigned, a timing advance value, or a time required for a valid data process;
performing a first channel estimation based on the time bundled DMRS information; and
decoding data contained in the plurality of transmission units based on a first channel estimation result.

US Pat. No. 10,736,128

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TERMINAL SELF-RESELECTING RESOURCE BASED ON PRIORITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for reselecting a sidelink resource by a media access control (MAC) entity of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:selecting to configure a sidelink grant corresponding to transmissions of multiple MAC protocol data units (PDUs);
determining that there is data for a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in a sidelink traffic channel (STCH);
determining that the configured sidelink grant cannot fulfil a latency requirement according to a ProSe per-packet priority (PPPP); and
reselecting the sidelink resource,
wherein the MAC entity is configured by an upper layer to transmit based on sensing by using a resource pool.

US Pat. No. 10,736,127

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data performed by a user equipment (UE) comprising an upper layer, a switching layer and a lower layer in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, in the switching layer, the data from the upper layer;
assigning a priority to the data in the switching layer;
selecting a link among a plurality of links in the switching layer, wherein the plurality of links comprise a sidelink and an uplink; and
transmitting, in the lower layer, the data based on the selected link,
wherein the link is selected based on the assigned priority of the data,
wherein a priority assigned to an event-triggered message is higher than a priority assigned to a periodically triggered message,
wherein the UE is configured with a priority value,
wherein, based on the assigned priority of the data being different from the priority value configured to the UE, the link is selected based on a higher priority among the assigned priority of the data and the priority value configured to the UE,
wherein, based on the assigned priority of the data being higher than a predetermined value, the data is transmitted based on the uplink, and
wherein, based on the assigned priority of the data being equal to or less than the predetermined value, the data is transmitted based on the sidelink.

US Pat. No. 10,736,126

METHOD FOR ADAPTIVELY ADJUSTING SECURITY LEVEL OF V2X COMMUNICATION MESSAGE AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of processing a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) message in a V2X message transmitting entity, the method comprising:obtaining, at the V2X message transmitting entity, status information of a transmission target entity;
determining a type of a V2X message to be transmitted to the transmission target entity;
adaptively determining a security level for the V2X message based on the type of the V2X message and a number of V2X messages that can be processed by the transmission target entity in a predetermined time duration;
generating the V2X message by applying a scheme for at least one of encryption, authentication, digital signature, or freshness check, the scheme being determined according to the determined security level; and
transmitting the V2X message to the transmission target entity,
wherein the type of the V2X message includes at least one of a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) warning propagation, a V2V platooning, a V2V beaconing, or a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) warning.

US Pat. No. 10,736,125

RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY (RAT) AGGREGATION ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating an access point, comprising:sending, by the access point over a shared communication medium to first and second access terminals, control signaling in accordance with a first Radio Access Technology (RAT);
selecting, by the access point, one of the first RAT or a second RAT for transmission of data traffic to the first access terminal based on a first set of one or more operating mode criteria,
wherein the first set of one or more operating mode criteria comprises a signal quality criterion, a traffic Quality of Service (QoS) criterion, a mobility criterion, or a combination thereof;
selecting, by the access point, one of the first RAT or the second RAT for transmission of data traffic to the second access terminal based on a second set of one or more operating mode criteria;
scheduling, by the access point, data traffic for transmission to the first and second access terminals on the respective selected RATs; and
transmitting, by the access point over the shared communication medium to the first and second access terminals, the scheduled data traffic in accordance with the respective selected RATs,
wherein the first set of one or more operating mode criteria comprises a first performance requirement threshold, wherein the first performance requirement threshold is a signal quality threshold and the second set of one or more operating mode criteria comprises a second performance threshold that is different than the first performance requirement threshold, and
wherein the selecting for transmission of data traffic to the first access terminal selects the second RAT as the respective selected RAT based on a signal quality of the first access terminal being above the signal quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,736,124

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN UE AND BASE STATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method for wireless communication in a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a first signaling; and
transmitting a first wireless signal in Q1 air interface resource(s);
wherein the first signaling is configured to determine L1 multiple access signature group(s); any one of the L1 multiple access signature group(s) includes multiple access signatures; each of the Q1 air interface resource(s) includes a time-frequency resource and a multiple access signature; the first wireless signal includes Q1 wireless sub-signal(s), and the Q1 wireless sub-signal(s) is(are) respectively transmitted by Q1 antenna port group(s), any one of the Q1 antenna port group(s) is composed of a positive integer number of antenna ports; the L1 is a positive integer; the Q1 is a positive integer greater than 1, the multiple access signatures included in any two of the Q1 air interface resource(s) are different, only when the Q1 multiple access signatures included in the Q1 air interface resource(s) belong to one of the L1 multiple access signature group(s), first wireless signal can be assumed to be transmitted by a terminal; or the Q1 is 1, the Q1 multiple access signature included in the Q1 air interface resource(s) is a multiple access signature other than the L1 multiple access signature group(s); the transmission of the first wireless signal is grant-free.

US Pat. No. 10,736,123

RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A resource scheduling method, comprising:pre-dividing, by a base station, a resource block (RB) into a plurality of sub-RBs by using frequency division manner;
obtaining, by the base station, a number of bits based on a difference between a number of resource blocks (RBs) specified by the standard in a system and a number of RBs actually notified to be allocated in the system when an uplink transmission is performed and a resource allocation manner of type 2 contiguous allocation is used;
sending, by the base station, a resource scheduling indication to a user equipment (UE) during data transmission, wherein the resource scheduling indication is used to indicate a divided sub-RB corresponding to the UE, and the resource scheduling indication is carried in a bit position in a resource block assignment instruction, the bit position corresponding to the number of bits; and
scheduling, by the base station, the UE to perform data receiving or sending in a position of the corresponding divided sub-RB.

US Pat. No. 10,736,122

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A base station which is set as a first subordinate base station by a selecting base station in a cellular type wireless communication network, whereinthe selecting base station performs wireless communication with a terminal, and is set as a node of the wireless communication network, and wherein
for setting another base station as a subordinate cell or a subordinate base station in the wireless communication network, the selecting base station selects the subordinate cell or the subordinate base station from among either
(a) candidates according to QoS applied to the terminal or
(b) candidates according to a type of the terminal, and wherein
when the selecting base station sets another base station as the first subordinate base station and additionally determines to add another base station as a second subordinate cell or a second subordinate base station, the base station instructs the first subordinate base station to select the second subordinate cell or the second subordinate base station from among a plurality of the base stations, and wherein
the selecting base station notifies the first subordinate base station of one of first information related to the QoS applied to wireless communication with the terminal and second information related to the type of the terminal from the wireless communication network, and wherein
the base station (i) obtains one of the first information and the second information from the selecting base station, (ii) holds or obtains mapping information for deriving a list of the base station which can or cannot be used as a subordinate cell or a subordinate base station, and (iii) selects the second subordinate cell or the second subordinate base station from the list derived by using one of the first and second information, and the mapping information.

US Pat. No. 10,736,121

DYNAMIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK

AeroVironment, Inc., Sim...

1. A method for communicating on a wireless network having a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:selecting a node to function as an arbiter for controlling communication of at least one non-arbiter node of the plurality of nodes on the wireless network;
receiving at the arbiter requests for a desired bandwidth from the at least one non-arbiter node;
adjusting dynamically the bandwidth allocated to the at least one non-arbiter node based on the requests, comprising using the arbiter to define operation cycles and assign a transmission start time and duration for each cycle to the at least one non-arbiter node; and
relaying unmanned aerial vehicle airborne flight control commands between at least two non-arbiter nodes via the arbiter so as to pilot one of the at least two non-arbiter nodes using another of the at least two non-arbiter nodes via the arbiter, wherein the one of the at least two non-arbiter nodes is an unmanned aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,736,120

CONTROLLING BASE STATION SELECTION BASED ON MINIMUM SERVICE-BEAM BEAMWIDTH CAPABILITY

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling base station selection in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting that a wireless communication device (WCD) is operating within coverage of each of at least two base stations, wherein each base station is capable of beamforming and has a respective minimum service-beam beamwidth for beamforming;
responsive to the detecting, selecting one of the at least two base stations as a base station to serve the WCD, wherein the selecting comprises (i) comparing the at least two base stations' minimum service-beam beamwidths with each other and (ii) based on the comparing, selecting the base station that has a narrowest minimum service-beam beamwidth among the at least two base stations; and
based on the selecting, causing the WCD to be served by the selected base station.

US Pat. No. 10,736,119

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN LARGE WIRELESS NETWORKS

Northwestern University, ...

1. A system for allocating resources in a communication network, the system comprising:a plurality of access points, wherein each access point in the plurality of access points is configured to:
identify traffic information and channel information; and
transmit the traffic information and the channel information to a central controller; and
the central controller, wherein the central controller is configured to:
receive, by a transceiver of the central controller, the traffic information and the channel information from each of the plurality of access points;
determine, by a processor of the central controller, resource allocation recommendations based at least in part on the received traffic information and the received channel information, wherein the resource allocation recommendations are determined on a timescale measured in seconds, wherein each resource allocation recommendation is specific to a given access point, and wherein the processor of the central controller determines the resource allocation recommendations with a pattern pursuit algorithm; and
transmit, by the transceiver, the resource allocation recommendations to the plurality of access points; and
wherein each of the plurality of access points is configured to allocate a resource based on the resource allocation recommendations and on local network information.

US Pat. No. 10,736,118

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

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A wireless adapter front end for an information handling system comprising:a wireless adapter for communicating content on a transceiving antenna via a wireless link, wherein the transceiving antenna is configurable to have a plurality of antenna radiation patterns;
a controller executing instructions of a heuristic antenna pattern selection system to:
determine a trigger input to trigger an assessment of antenna radiation pattern configuration and receive a measurement of RSSI variance of the wireless link;
receive a measurement of a rate of mobility of the information handling system from accelerometer data or velocity data;
determine an allotted training duration time period based on the received measurement of RSSI variance of the wireless link and a measurement of the rate of mobility; and
configure the wireless adapter to an optimal antenna pattern having a highest quality link performance indicator determined during the identified training duration time period.

US Pat. No. 10,736,117

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR MANAGING UTILIZATION OF WIRELESS RESOURCES USING MULTIPLE CARRIER FREQUENCIES

1. A base station, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
responsive to determining that a rate of travel of a mobile communication device of a plurality of mobile communication devices satisfies a threshold, selecting, according to a location of the mobile communication device, a wireless communication node from a plurality of wireless communication nodes in a wireless communication range of the mobile communication device, the plurality of wireless communication nodes serving to reduce utilization of wireless resources of the base station by the plurality of mobile communication devices, wherein the plurality of mobile communication devices engage in wireless communications with the base station, and wherein the plurality of mobile communication devices utilize a plurality of spectral segments operating at a first carrier frequency;
assigning a spectral segment from the plurality of spectral segments operating at a second carrier frequency to the wireless communication node to enable the wireless communication node to communicate with the mobile communication device;
modulating a signal to generate a modulated signal in the spectral segment at the second carrier frequency;
performing a first frequency shifting of the modulated signal at the second carrier frequency to a third carrier frequency; and
transmitting the modulated signal at the third carrier frequency to the wireless communication node to enable the wireless communication node to perform a second frequency shifting of the modulated signal at the third carrier frequency to the second carrier frequency and to wirelessly transmit the modulated signal at the second carrier frequency to the mobile communication device;
wherein the operations further comprise transmitting instructions in a control channel at the third carrier frequency directing the wireless communication node to utilize the spectral segment at the second carrier frequency for communicating with the mobile communication device;
wherein the modulating comprises modulating the signal according to a signaling protocol; and
wherein the first frequency shifting is performed without modifying the signaling protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,736,116

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN UPLINK TRANSMISSION BASED ON A CHARACTERISTIC OF PHYSICAL RESOURCES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, control information including an uplink grant;
identifying an identifier of the terminal for decoding the control information, the identifier being identified from a first identifier that is a cell-radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) or a second identifier;
in case that the uplink grant is associated with the second identifier, allocating resources included in the uplink grant to a first logical channel with a higher priority than a second logical channel; and
transmitting data based on the resources,
wherein an error rate for a modulation coding scheme (MCS) level of the uplink grant associated with the second identifier is lower than an error rate for an MCS level of an uplink grant associated with the C-RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,736,115

AIR INTERFACE RESOURCE DETERMINING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND AIR INTERFACE RESOURCE INDICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An air interface resource determining method, comprising:obtaining a second index parameter j from a network side device using a control channel;
generating a first index parameter i according to a preset mapping rule, wherein the first index parameter i indicates an index of at least one air interface resource in an air interface resource set configured by the network side device, wherein the air interface resource set comprises a first resource subset and a second resource subset, and the first index parameter i indicates an index of an air interface resource in the first resource subset, the second index parameter j indicates an index of an air interface resource in the second resource subset;
determining actual index information p according to the first index parameter i and the second index parameter j, wherein the actual index information p indicates an index of a target air interface resource in the air interface resource set, wherein determining the actual index information p according to the first index parameter i and the second index parameter j comprises:
if the second index parameter j is 0, determining that p=i mod N; and
if the second index parameter j is not 0, determining that p=j mod N,
wherein N is a quantity of air interface resources in the air interface resource set; and
obtaining the target air interface resource from the air interface resource set according to the actual index information p, and using the target air interface resource as an air interface resource to be used by a user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,736,114

RF CHANNEL ANALYSIS AND IMPROVED USAGE OF WIRELESS CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method comprising:accessing performance information assigned to a wireless access point, the performance information generated based on a test mode of testing operation of the wireless access point communicating over each of multiple wireless communication channels in a wireless frequency band, the performance information indicating a respective capability of the wireless access point to communicate over each of the multiple wireless communication channels in the wireless frequency band in the test mode;
subsequent to the test mode, during in-field operation of the wireless access point in a wireless network environment: i) processing the performance information assigned to the wireless access point, and ii) based on processing of the performance information generated based on the test mode of testing operation of the wireless access point, selecting a wireless communication channel from the multiple wireless communication channels to support communications associated with the wireless access point; and
wherein the performance information indicates an amount by which an actual wireless output power level of the wireless access point differs from a corresponding output power level setting of the wireless access point used to produce the actual wireless output power level from the wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,736,113

POSITIONING SIGNAL TECHNIQUES FOR NARROWBAND DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, at a narrowband communications device, positioning reference signal (PRS) resources within a standalone narrowband transmission bandwidth that is outside of a wideband system bandwidth or in a guard band bandwidth that is adjacent to the wideband system bandwidth; and
receiving, on the PRS resources within the standalone narrowband transmission bandwidth or the guard band bandwidth, one or more PRS transmissions in at least one downlink subframe among a plurality of downlink subframes, the one or more PRS transmissions being received within each of a first through third symbol in time of a resource block (RB) in a first slot in time of the at least one downlink subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,736,112

COMMON SEARCH SPACE SCRAMBLING FOR MULTEFIRE COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying a first common search space of a first type and a second common search space of a second type to monitor for control information from a base station, wherein resources allocated for the first common search space overlap with resources allocated for the second common search space;
determining a first scrambling sequence used to scramble control information in the first common search space and a second scrambling sequence used to scramble control information in the second common search space; and
decoding the control information in the first common search space based at least in part on the first scrambling sequence or the control information in the second common search space based at least in part on the second scrambling sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,736,111

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING NON-ORTHOGONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a receiver circuit configured to receive a wireless downlink transmission comprising a first data stream non-orthogonally combined with a second data stream, wherein the first data stream is received in an expected constellation within the wireless transmission as a result of interference caused by the non-orthogonally combined second data stream; and
a decoder coupled to the receiver circuit to obtain the wireless transmission, the decoder configured to decode the first data stream from the expected constellation within the wireless transmission, while accounting for modulo lattice within the first data stream resulting from the non-orthogonal combination of the first data stream and the second data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,736,110

METHOD FOR INSTALLING A FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS LINK WITH ALIGNMENT SIGNALS

SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLO...

1. A radio comprising:a receive RF chain;
a transmit RF chain; and
an antenna array comprising a plurality of directive gain antenna elements, wherein each of the plurality of directive gain antenna elements is couplable to the receive RF chain or the transmit RF chain;
an interface bridge configured to couple the radio to a data network, the interface bridge comprising an Ethernet interface to couple the interface bridge to the data network,
wherein the radio is configured to scan a plurality of radio frequency channels for presence of radio signals to generate scan data, and
wherein the radio comprises at least one adjustable network parameter that is adjustable based on a signal propagation analysis of the scan data, wherein the at least one adjustable network parameter is adjusted to reduce potential interference of the radio,
wherein the at least one adjustable network parameter is adjustable by adjusting an effective radiation pattern of the radio,
wherein adjusting the effective radiation patterns comprises:
steering the effective radiation pattern in elevation; and
steering the effective radiation pattern in azimuth, and
wherein the scan data comprises radio signals from one or more unrelated point to point microwave systems.

US Pat. No. 10,736,109

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING BEAM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, downlink signals for transmission beams; and
transmitting, to the base station, measurement information including first information and second information, based on the downlink signals,
wherein the first information is associated with a first transmission beam corresponding to a highest channel quality among the transmission beams,
wherein the second information is associated with at least one second transmission beam other than the first transmission beam among the transmission beams,
wherein a channel quality of each of the at least one second transmission beam is greater than a threshold for the measurement information, and
wherein the threshold is a threshold for grouping measurement results for the at least one second transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,736,108

MANAGEMENT METHOD, MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. A computer-implemented management method comprising:receiving, from a first audio system including a plurality of receiving devices, among at least three audio systems including a second audio system that is proximate to the first audio system and a third audio system that is not proximate to the first audio system, position information indicative of a position at which the first audio system is sited;
identifying radio wave information associated with position information of the second audio system that is potentially radio interfering with the first audio system due to the second audio system being positioned proximate to the first audio system, wherein the radio wave information of the second audio system indicates a frequency band of radio waves set for use by the second audio system;
generating frequency information indicative of at least two frequency bands of radio waves available to the first audio system that do not overlap the frequency band of radio waves indicated by the identified radio wave information; and
transmitting the generated frequency information to the first audio system.

US Pat. No. 10,736,107

DETERMINING A PRIORITY ORDER BASED ON UPLINK TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

17. A method comprising:indicating uplink transmission parameters to a medium access control layer, wherein the uplink transmission parameters correspond to an uplink grant, the uplink transmission parameters comprise an indication of a numerology and an uplink transmission duration, and the numerology comprises a subcarrier spacing; and
assigning, by the medium access control layer, resources allocated by the uplink grant to the logical channels based on the uplink transmission parameters and a logical channel priority of the plurality of logical channels, wherein each logical channel of the plurality of logical channels is configured with a set of numerologies allowed by the respective logical channel, a maximum uplink transmission duration, and information indicating whether data of the respective logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on a configured grant.

US Pat. No. 10,736,106

AGGREGATED CARRIER SYNCHRONIZATION AND REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a node of a wireless communications network, the method comprising:initiating transmission of information toward a user equipment over an aggregated carrier that includes a primary carrier that comprises at least one of time and/or frequency resources and a secondary carrier that comprises at least one of time and/or frequency resources;
initiating transmission of reference symbols toward the user equipment on the secondary carrier less often than on the primary carrier; and
initiating transmission of toward the user equipment over the primary carrier, an indication indicating at least one of when and/or how often the reference symbols will be transmitted toward the user equipment on the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,736,105

INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An information transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a first communications device, a first signal from a second communications device using a radio channel, wherein a second signal, corresponding to the received first signal, is transmitted by the second communications device to the first communications device using the radio channel, wherein information carried by the second signal corresponds to one of M state values, wherein a first sequence corresponding to one or more subcarriers occupied by the second signal is directly proportional to a product of a preset second sequence and a third sequence in a state sequence set, wherein the preset second sequence is used, by the second communications device, to control a peak-to-average ratio of the second signal, wherein the peak-to-average ratio of the second signal is determined by the preset second sequence, wherein the preset second sequence is known to both the first and second communications devices, wherein the state sequence set comprises at least M sequences corresponding to the M state values, wherein any sequence in the M sequences is a complex exponential sequence with a linear phase, wherein elements in any sequence in the M sequences with an interval of K?1 elements are equivalent, and wherein K?M, M is a positive integer greater than 1, and K is a positive integer less than a length of the third sequence N;
estimating, by the first communications device, channel information of the radio channel according to the received first signal and the preset second sequence; and
in response to estimating the channel information of the radio channel, determining, by the first communications device and according to the estimated channel information of the radio channel and the received first signal, the information carried by the second signal;
wherein the state sequence set includes:
{
{1, 1, 1, . . . , 1}
{1, e(?j2?/K), e(?j2?/K)×2, . . . , e(?j2?/K)×(N-1)};
{1, e(?j2?/K)×2, e(?j2?/K)×4, . . . , e(?j2?/K)×2×(N-1)};
{1, e(?j2?/K)×3, e(?j2?/K)×6, . . . , e(?j2?/K)×3×(N-1)};
. . .
{1, e(?j2?/K)×(M-1), e(?j2?/K)×2×(M-1), . . . , e(?j2?/K)×(M-1)×(N-1)};
}.

US Pat. No. 10,736,104

APPARATUSES FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION OF COMPONENT CARRIERS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

4. The mobile station apparatus according, to claim 1, wherein the information is received using a dedicated control channel (DCCH) which is a logical channel.

US Pat. No. 10,736,103

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating first system information including first information and second information, wherein the first information comprises information on multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) service area identifications (SAIs) of carriers and the second information indicates whether each of the carriers is an MBMS dedicated carrier or an MBMS normal carrier; and
transmitting the first system information,
wherein, by a terminal, the first system information is received based on a first system information radio network temporary identifier (SI-RNTI),
wherein, by the terminal, second system information for the MBMS dedicated carrier is received in case that data for the MBMS is received on the MBMS dedicated carrier according to the first system information, based on a second SI-RNTI that is used for the MBMS dedicated carrier, and
wherein non-multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (non-MBSFN) subframes is used for the second system information on the MBMS dedicated carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,736,102

CHANNEL CAPACITY ON COLLISION BASED CHANNELS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wireless device comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the wireless device is operable to:
select a Training Sequence Code (TSC) based on a coverage class of the wireless device; and,
transmit multiple access request bursts on pre-determined frames of a logical channel, wherein each of the multiple access request bursts includes the selected TSC, wherein the pre-determined frames have been allocated based on the coverage class of the wireless device when the wireless device has a coverage class “2”, a coverage class “3”, or a coverage class “4”, and wherein the pre-determined frames corresponding to each of the coverage classes “2”, “3”, and “4” have a partial overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,736,101

FLEXIBLE FRAME STRUCTURE FOR OFDM SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a physical layer signaling from a base station by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the UE exchanges data with the base station according to a predefined radio frame format, wherein each radio frame comprises a plurality of slots, and wherein each slot is a basic scheduling unit comprising a predefined number of OFDM symbols;
determining one or more slot types associated with corresponding one or more slots based on the physical layer signaling; and
performing data reception or transmission with the base station in the one or more slots based on the determined one or more slot types, wherein the one or more slots include at least a scheduled slot associated with a scheduled slot type, wherein the scheduled slot type belongs to one of four predefined slot types comprising an all-downlink (DL-all) type, an all-uplink (UL-all) type, a DL-major type, and an UL-major type.

US Pat. No. 10,736,100

DYNAMIC RECONFIGURATION OF AIR INTERFACE TO PROVIDE TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXED SUPPORT FOR MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for dynamically configuring an air interface on which a base station serves wireless client devices (WCDs), wherein the air interface defines a continuum of frames each divided into a sequence of transmission time intervals (TTIs), the method comprising:detecting by the base station that, when the air interface has a first configuration in which all of the TTIs per frame are configured according to a first radio access technology (RAT), at least a threshold number of WCDs served by the base station on the air interface support operation according to a second RAT different than the first RAT, wherein the threshold number is at least one, and wherein, when the air interface has the first configuration in which all of the TTIs per frame are configured according to the first RAT, the base station broadcasts an indication that the base station supports operation according to the second RAT as well; and
responsive to at least the detecting, automatically reconfiguring by the base station the air interface to have a second configuration different than the first configuration, wherein automatically reconfiguring the air interface to have the second configuration different than the first configuration comprises reconfiguring a proper subset of the TTIs per frame to be configured according to the second RAT rather than the first RAT and leaving a remainder of TTIs per frame configured according to the first RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,736,099

RESOLVING SLOT FORMAT CONFLICTS FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a first slot format configuration for a first slot for communication with a base station;
receiving, from the base station, an indication of a second slot format configuration for the first slot;
determining a slot format for the first slot based at least in part on the first and second slot format configurations; and
communicating with the base station over a set of symbols of the first slot according to the determined slot format.