US Pat. No. 9,999,168

BOARD CONVEYANCE DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

5. A board conveyance device, which conveys multiple circuit boards that are engaged with multiple engaging sections by moving the multiple engaging sections using one driving source, comprising:a conveyance state switching device that is able to switch between a first conveyance state in which it is possible to convey a first set number of circuit boards using a first set number of engaging sections out of the multiple engaging sections and a second conveyance state in which a second set number of circuit boards are conveyed using a second set number of engaging sections out of the multiple engaging sections, the second set number being smaller than the first set number.

US Pat. No. 9,999,090

MESH NETWORK COMMISSIONING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of identifying devices that are allowed to join a mesh network, the method comprising:receiving steering data for the mesh network at a joiner router, the steering data being:
determined by a commissioning device that is active as a commissioner for the mesh network, the steering data comprising an indication of a device identifier associated with, and unique to, a joining device that is allowed to join the mesh network, the steering data including an indication that the commissioner is active on the mesh network, and the steering data not including a Personal Area Network Identifier (PAN ID) for the mesh network; and
propagated from the commissioning device for the mesh network to one or more routers in the mesh network including the joiner router;
receiving a beacon request from the joining device;
transmitting the steering data in a beacon message, the steering data effective to enable the joining device associated with the unique device identifier to determine that the joining device is allowed to join the mesh network, the joining device not having prior knowledge of the PAN ID for the mesh network; and
based on the determination that the joining device is allowed to join the mesh network, receiving a join request from the joining device to join the mesh network.

US Pat. No. 9,999,006

USER APPARATUS, BASE STATION, UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER REPORTING METHOD AND PARAMETER NOTIFICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a first base station and a second base station that perform communication with the user apparatus by dual connectivity, comprising:a reception unit configured to receive, from the first base station, a detection parameter for a Master Cell Group (MCG), on uplink transmission power reporting, set for the MCG that is a cell group of the first base station, and a detection parameter for a Secondary Cell Group (SCG), on uplink transmission power reporting, set for the SCG that is a cell group of the second base station; and
a report control unit configured to report uplink transmission power information to one of or both of the first base station and the second base station when detecting a report trigger of the uplink transmission power information in an activated cell in a cell group of the MCG and the SCG by a detection parameter of the detection parameter for the MCG and the detection parameter for the SCG,
wherein the uplink transmission power information that is reported includes uplink transmission power information of each cell in the first base station, and uplink transmission power information of each cell that includes a Primary Secondary Cell (PSCell) in the second base station, and
wherein, when detecting the report trigger by the detection parameter for the MCG, the report control unit reports the uplink transmission power information to the first base station, and when detecting the report trigger by the detection parameter for the SCG, the report control unit reports the uplink transmission power information to the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,999,005

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED SECONDARY CELL ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method comprising:causing a user equipment to activate a secondary cell, wherein the user equipment is connected to a primary cell and the secondary cell;
causing the user equipment to determine an estimated expected time period after which the secondary cell will be ready for use,
wherein the estimated expected time period is determined based at least in part on a configuration of the primary cell and a configuration of the secondary cell; and
causing the user equipment to transmit, to a network entity, a signal comprising an indication of the estimated expected time period after which the secondary cell will be ready for use, wherein the secondary cell is ready for use a time period after the user equipment activates the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 9,999,004

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 9,999,003

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying that an extended power headroom report (PHR) is configured;
generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and the extended PHR, the header including an identifier for identifying the extended PHR and information on a length of the extended PHR, and the extended PHR including information on at least two power headrooms (PHs) for at least two activated serving cells; and
transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the information on the at least two PHs for the at least two activated serving cells is included in ascending order based on a serving cell index of the at least two activated serving cells.

US Pat. No. 9,999,002

UPLINK POWER SCALING FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A device comprising:circuitry configured to
determine that pending transmissions on two or more physical channels overlap in time,
determine that a total transmit power of the pending transmissions exceeds a maximum transmit power,
assign priorities to the pending transmissions based on one or more predetermined criteria, and
apply power scaling to at least one lower priority transmission so that the total transmission power of the pending transmissions is less than or equal to the maximum transmit power, wherein
the circuitry is further configured to assign the priorities to the pending transmissions based on at least a network layer triggering the transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,999,001

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a first device to device (D2D) device, a first message to a second D2D device at a first transmit power, wherein the first message carries information about expected coverage performance of the first D2D device;
receiving, by the first D2D device, a second message sent by the second D2D device, wherein the second message carries a coverage ratio of actual coverage performance of the first D2D device relative to the second D2D device, to the expected coverage performance; and
adjusting, by the first D2D device, a transmit power of the first message to be a second transmit power according to the coverage ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,999,000

MINIMIZING INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY HIGH-POWERED UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for minimizing interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining that a high-powered wireless device assigned to a first power class is located in a potential interference zone of a coverage area of an access node, wherein the potential interference zone is determined based on interference caused to uplink transmissions from one or more wireless devices assigned to a second power class; and
deactivating a high-powered transmission mode of the high-powered wireless device,
wherein deactivating the high-powered transmission mode of the high-powered wireless device comprises transmitting an instruction from the access node to the high-powered wireless device to transmit data using a standard maximum transmission power level, and
wherein the high-powered transmission mode utilizes a first transmission power level that is associated with the first power class.

US Pat. No. 9,998,999

TECHNIQUES FOR COORDINATED UPLINK POWER CONTROL

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a base station of a wireless network, an uplink status signal from a wireless device;
monitoring, at the base station, via communicative connectivity to one or more other base stations, one or more other uplink status signals received at the one or more other base stations from the wireless device;
assigning one or more weighting factors to the uplink status signals received at the base station and the one or more other base stations;
adding signal strengths for the uplink status signals having the one or more assigned weighting factors to determine a weighted sum value;
determining a first target received power parameter for the wireless device based, at least in part, on the weighted sum value; and
transmitting the first target received power parameter to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,998,998

RF SIGNATURE-BASED WLAN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a network device, a wireless frame, wherein the wireless frame is received at two or more antennas;
determining, using a diversity calculation, a particular antenna of the two or more antennas, wherein determining the particular antenna includes:
determining an antenna of the two or more antennas with a least amount of multipath interference as compared to the other antenna;
determining that a first antenna has a first signal strength; and
determining that a second antenna has a second signal strength that is greater than the first signal strength;
selecting the particular antenna for receiving wireless frames, wherein the particular antenna has the least amount of multipath interference and has a signal strength greater than the signal strength of the non-selected antenna;
monitoring a signal characteristic associated with transmission of the wireless frame, wherein monitoring the signal characteristic includes using the two or more antennas to determine a physical or temporal characteristic associated with the transmission of the wireless frame; and
identifying a client device associated with the transmission of the wireless frame, wherein identifying the client device includes using the monitored signal characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,998,997

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION CONFIGURATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a network node to a user equipment (UE), signaling comprising:
first information specifying a current uplink-downlink configuration to use responsive to a dynamic uplink-downlink configuration change,
second information specifying a set of discontinuous reception (DRX) parameters to control DRX operation at the UE in response to the dynamic uplink-downlink configuration change, wherein the set of DRX parameters specified by the second information comprises a drxShortCycleTimer parameter, and wherein the second information is part of a data structure comprising a mapping between uplink-downlink configurations and respective sets of DRX parameters, and
a binary indicator, when set to a specified state, indicating a start of the dynamic uplink-downlink configuration change and causing use of the current uplink-downlink configuration specified by the first information and use of the set of DRX parameters specified by the second information; and
communicating, by the network node with the UE operating according to the set of DRX parameters, information according to the current uplink-downlink configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,998,996

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A vehicle communication system comprising:a mobile terminal having a display screen and a terminal controller and configured to perform an ON/OFF operation of the display screen through the terminal controller or by a user of the mobile terminal;
a vehicle having an in-vehicle controller that periodically performs a telecommunication with the mobile terminal at a first periodic interval of time when a connection with the mobile terminal is established, the in-vehicle controller being configured to periodically send an inquiry signal for establishing the connection to a vicinity of the vehicle at a second periodic interval of time when the connection with the mobile terminal is not established; and
a door lock status sensor configured to detect that a status of a door of the vehicle is changed from a locked status to an unlocked status,
wherein the terminal controller of the mobile terminal performs a scanning operation that searches for the inquiry signal from the vehicle for establishing the connection, the scanning operation being periodically performed at a third periodic interval of time when the connection with the mobile terminal is not established;
wherein the terminal controller of the mobile terminal is configured to switch the third periodic interval of time between at least two periods comprising a first period and a second period shorter than the first period, the terminal controller being configured to set the third periodic interval of time to be the second period when the terminal controller determines that the display screen of the mobile terminal is ON; and
wherein the in-vehicle controller periodically sends the inquiry signal for establishing the connection to the vicinity of the vehicle at a fourth periodic interval of time when the door lock status sensor detects that the status of the door is changed from the locked status to the unlocked status, the fourth periodic interval of time being shorter than the second periodic interval of time.

US Pat. No. 9,997,935

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING A BARCODE SCANNER

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

13. A charging system for a barcode scanner, comprising:a rechargeable energy storage unit (RESU) configured to supply electrical energy to a barcode scanner;
a charger configured to perform a first charging process for charging a supercapacitor and a second charging process for charging a battery, wherein the charger comprises a detection circuit configured to interface with a pin on the RESU and to output a digital signal corresponding to a voltage from the pin; and
a processor configured to:
ascertain whether the digital signal indicates that the RESU comprises a supercapacitor or whether the digital signal indicates that the RESU comprises a battery;
select the first charging process when the digital signal indicates that the RESU comprises a supercapacitor; and
select the second charging process when the digital signal indicates that the RESU comprises a battery; and
wherein the charger is configured to:
charge the RESU using the first charging process when the processor selects the first charging process; and
charge the RESU using the second charging process when the processor selects the second charging;
wherein the charger comprises one interface configured to receive both an RESU comprising a supercapacitor or an RESU comprising a battery, wherein the RESU comprises a uniform mechanical shape and size and a uniform electrical interface as between the RESU comprising a supercapacitor and the RESU comprising a battery, the uniform electrical interface comprising the pin;
wherein the digital signal corresponds to a terminal resistance at the pin; and
wherein the terminal resistance at the pin approximates the resistance of a short-circuit to ground when the RESU comprises a supercapacitor, and wherein the terminal resistance at the pin approximates 10,000 ohms when RESU comprises a battery, the approximates being sufficiently different such that the processor may ascertain whether the digital signal indicates that the RESU comprises a supercapacitor or whether the digital signal indicates that the RESU comprises a battery.

US Pat. No. 9,997,533

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:making a first through-portion in a stacked body, the first through-portion extending in a stacking direction, the stacked body including a first layer, a second layer, and a sacrificial layer provided between the first layer and the second layer;
making a first gap while causing one portion of the sacrificial layer to remain between the first layer and the second layer by etching the sacrificial layer through the first through-portion, the first gap communicating with the first through-portion;
forming a first film and causing a second gap to remain on an inner side of the first film, the first film being formed along a surface of the first layer adjacent to the first through-portion, along a surface of the first layer adjacent to the first gap, along a surface of the one portion of the sacrificial layer adjacent to the first gap, along a surface of the second layer adjacent to the first gap, and along a surface of the second layer adjacent to the first through-portion, the second gap communicating with the first through-portion;
forming a second film in the second gap and on a side surface of the first film adjacent to the first through-portion;
making a second through-portion in a region of the stacked body where the one portion of the sacrificial layer remains, the second through-portion extending in the stacking direction;
exposing a first portion of the second film by etching the first film through the second through-portion, the first portion being formed in the second gap; and
dividing the second film in the stacking direction by causing etching of at least a portion of the first portion of the second film to progress from an exposed portion of the first portion through the second through-portion.

US Pat. No. 9,999,170

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting method for mounting an electronic component on boards of a plurality of board types including a board belonging to a first board type and a board belonging to a second board type that are operatively associated with an electronic component mounting apparatus, said method comprising:providing the electronic component mounting apparatus that comprises: a tray feeder for supplying the electronic component, the tray feeder including a tray container housing a plurality of tray holding shelves arranged in a vertical direction and each of the plurality of tray holding shelves holding a tray storing the electronic component; and an electronic component mounting unit that mounts the electronic component supplied from the tray feeder, on the boards of the plurality of board types;
placing, on the tray holding shelves, a plurality of trays each storing the electronic component to be mounted on the board belonging to the first board type and a plurality of trays each storing the electronic component to be mounted on the board belonging to the second board type;
recognizing on which tray holding shelf the trays are placed, by reading identification information from a recording medium provided in each of the trays held on the tray holding shelves;
rearranging the trays in the tray feeder to a first tray arrangement corresponding to first tray arrangement data adapted for production of the board belonging to the first board type, based on recognized placement position of the trays and the first tray arrangement data, before start of production of the board belonging to the first board type; and
rearranging the trays in the tray feeder to a second tray arrangement corresponding to second tray arrangement data adapted for production of the board belonging to the second board type, based on the second tray arrangement data, before start of production of the board belonging to the second board type.

US Pat. No. 9,999,169

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method of performing suction and holing, by a suction nozzle, of a component fed to a component picking-up position by a tape feeder which feeds by pitch a carrier tape having a pocket in which the component is accommodated, after a predetermined delay time elapses after a pitch feeding timing, and carrying and mounting the component on a board, the component mounting method comprising:a first imaging of imaging a tape position indicating portion for identifying a tape position in a tape feeding direction of the carrier tape at a timing after the delay time elapses;
a second imaging of imaging the tape position indicating portion again after the first imaging;
a shift amount calculating of calculating a shift amount between a first tape position obtained by an imaging result in the first imaging and a second tape position obtained by an imaging result in the second imaging;
a determination of determining whether or not the shift amount calculated in the shift amount calculating is within an allowable range; and
a delay time extending of extending the delay time set for the tape feeder in a case where it is determined that the shift amount exceeds the allowable range.

US Pat. No. 9,999,167

REMOVING APPARATUS

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A removing apparatus comprising:a worktable having an upper surface configured to fix at least one motherboard thereon, each motherboard having a cable welded thereon;
a feeding assembly comprising a feeding air cylinder fixed on the upper surface, a feeding pushing rod and a feeding supporting plate, the feeding pushing rod protruding from the feeding air cylinder and coupling with the feeding supporting plate;
a driving assembly comprising a driving air cylinder fixed above the feeding supporting plate, a driving pushing rod, a driving pushing plate and at least one driving resisting member, the driving pushing rod protruding from the driving air cylinder and coupling with the driving pushing plate, the at least one driving resisting member separately fixed to the driving pushing plate in sequence; and
at least one removing assembly, wherein each removing assembly is corresponding to one of the at least one motherboard, each removing assembly comprises two parallel lateral plates, a movable plate and two knives, the two parallel lateral plates are fixed to the feeding supporting plate separately, the movable plate rotatably couples between the two parallel lateral plates, and the two knives are fixed to one side of the movable plate close to the at least one motherboard and further corresponding to two ends of the cable;
wherein the feeding supporting plate is driven to move close to the at least one motherboard to a predefined position by the feeding air cylinder, each two knives cut the two ends of the cable welded on the one of the at least one motherboard, the at least one driving resisting member is driven to move close to the at least one motherboard and further resist the movable plate by the driving air cylinder, such that the side of each movable plate moves away from the feeding supporting plate, and the cable is cocked up from the one of the at least one motherboard by the two knives.

US Pat. No. 9,999,166

INTEGRATED WIRING SYSTEM FOR A DATA CENTER

Switch, Ltd., Las Vegas,...

1. A method of configuring and cooling electronic equipment contained in a plurality of cabinets, and supporting electronic equipment power wires, and communication wiring connected at one end to telecommunications equipment, the method comprising the steps of:providing a plurality of cabinet clusters, each cabinet cluster including some of the plurality of cabinets, wherein the plurality of cabinets are disposed on a floor, the floor being within an internal area of a building, the some cabinets in each cabinet cluster positioned in two rows and separated by a hot aisle area, the cabinets containing the electronic equipment, the hot aisle area located between the two separated rows associated with each cabinet cluster, wherein the providing the plurality of cabinet clusters further arranges the plurality of cabinet clusters in at least a 2×2 array of four cabinet clusters such that the hot aisle area of each of the at least four cabinet clusters is aligned in both a length and width direction with adjacent cabinet clusters in the length and width direction, thereby creating four separated rows of cabinets;
providing, for each of the cabinet clusters, a plurality of support brackets disposed along each of the two separated rows that support, the electronic equipment power wires, and the communication wiring on one side of the plurality of support brackets, wherein a portion of each of the support brackets is adapted for connection above the plurality of cabinets, each of the support brackets including, in the portion adapted for connection above the plurality of cabinets:
a plurality of tiered ladder rack supports on the one side to establish a plurality of different tiers outside of the hot aisle area so that each of the different tiers is adapted to hold the electronic equipment power wires and the communication wiring providing, for each of the cabinet clusters, a plurality of ladder racks, each of the plurality of ladder racks being associated with one of the plurality of tiered ladder rack supports of the plurality of support brackets, such that each of the plurality of ladder racks is horizontally disposed above the cabinets and provides further support for the electronic equipment power wires and conduits and the communication wiring;
providing at least one thermal shield between the hot aisle area and at least one ladder rack;
providing first electronic equipment power wires from one circuit of the at least one power unit disposed in each of the cabinet clusters to each of the cabinets using one of the ladder racks within each cabinet cluster;
providing second electronic equipment power wires from a second circuit of the at least one power unit disposed in each of the cabinet clusters to each of the cabinets using a second of the ladder racks within each cabinet cluster, the power provided by the second circuit being independent of the power provided by the first circuit and being provided by a different one of the power distribution units;
providing data cabling from the telecommunications equipment disposed in each of the cabinet clusters to each of the cabinets using a third of the ladder racks within each cabinet cluster;
drawing air into the plurality of cabinets and over the electronic equipment contained within the cabinets, the electronic equipment generating heat;
cooling the electronic equipment during the drawing of air over the electronic equipment thereby creating heated air; and
emitting the heated air from the cabinet into the hot aisle area.

US Pat. No. 9,999,165

SHIELD COVER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING IT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing comprising a first surface directed in a first direction, and a second surface directed in a second direction opposite to the first direction;
a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) disposed in the housing, and comprising a first surface directed in the first direction and a second surface directed in the second direction;
at least one electronic component disposed on the second surface of the PCB; and
a shield structure configured to electromagnetically shield the at least one electronic component,
wherein the shield structure comprises a metal plate which, from a top view of the second surface of the PCB, is configured to cover the at least one electronic component,
wherein the metal plate comprises:
a first portion configured to at least partially form an external area of the metal plate, and comprising at least one open area; and
a second portion configured to at least partially form a central area of the metal plate, and wherein the second portion is configured to protrude, from a side view of the metal plate, in the second direction more than the first portion,
wherein a part of the second portion is disposed to the at least one open area of the first portion, and from a top view of the metal plate, the part of the second portion protrudes or is recessed more than a virtual line defined by a part of the first portion in proximity to the open area.

US Pat. No. 9,999,164

COOLING APPARATUS FOR COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN AIRCRAFT

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A cooling device applicable to an airplane having a pressurized cabin and a ram air channel for cooling a power electronics device in a power supply system arranged in the pressurized cabin, comprising:a partition wall separating the pressurized cabin from the ram air channel; and
a heat exchanger thermally in contact with the power electronics device and exposed to the ram air channel so as to radiate heat generated by the power electronics device to a ram air.

US Pat. No. 9,999,163

HIGH-EFFICIENCY DATA CENTER COOLING

International Business Ma...

1. A data center cooling system comprising:a first cooling system operable to maintain a predetermined set point of a first liquid loop to address an environmental condition of the data center, the first cooling system comprising at least one chiller;
a second cooling system operable to maintain a pre-determined set point of a second liquid loop and to address the environmental condition of the data center, the second cooling system comprising one or more chillers sized such that a total capacity of the one or more chillers of the second cooling system is 20-30% of a total capacity of the at least one chiller of the first cooling system, and wherein the predetermined set point of the first liquid loop is higher than the predetermined set point of the second liquid loop;
a heat exchanger coupled to the first liquid loop for use when a wet-bulb temperature surrounding the data center is below a free cooling set point, the heat exchanger configured to operate in parallel or in series with the chiller of the first liquid loop; and
a flow control device coupling the first cooling system with the second cooling system.

US Pat. No. 9,999,162

COOLING SYSTEM AND CIRCUIT LAYOUT WITH MULTIPLE NODES

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC...

1. A system, comprising:a circuit layout that includes at least a first processing node and a second processing node, wherein the circuit layout includes thermal sensors configured to monitor one or more temperatures, wherein the one or more temperatures includes a first temperature associated with the first processing node and a second temperature associated with the second processing node;
a backplane coupled to the circuit layout and including a plurality of ventilation holes; and
a fan assembly coupled to the backplane and configured to deliver an airflow across the circuit layout including:
a fan having a symmetrical convergent-divergent cross sectional area and including a first rotor disposed along an axis of the fan, wherein the profile of the convergent side of the cross sectional area is substantially the same as the profile of the divergent side of the cross sectional area, and
a fan cage coupled to the fan via a damping rivet and a damping rivet receptacle, wherein the damping rivet receptacle includes a pinched region configured to secure a portion of the damping rivet within the damping rivet receptacle and a damping region that surrounds the pinched region and comprises a material that absorbs vibrations.

US Pat. No. 9,999,161

REVERSIBLE FAN ASSEMBLY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device comprising:a chassis configured to cover electronics, wherein the chassis includes a recess accessible through an opening in the chassis; and
a fan assembly captured by the recess, the fan assembly includes a pin rotatably coupled between the fan assembly and the chassis, wherein an axis of the pin is translatable to move the fan assembly partially out of the recess through the opening, and the fan assembly is rotatable about the pin to change a direction of airflow between a first direction and a second direction to cool the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,999,160

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AIR CONTAMINATION ANALYSIS FOR FREE AIR COOLED DATA CENTERS

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A method comprising:detecting air quality conditions as environmental input variables of an input air stream, wherein detecting air quality conditions comprises receiving data from a plurality of sensors associated with respective pieces of equipment to monitor the air quality conditions to which the respective pieces of equipment are subject;
determining whether to take corrective action on the air quality conditions of the input air stream based at least in part on at least one environmental input variable;
controlling an output variable to affect the air quality conditions of the input air stream;
logging in a first data store a first time-series history of at least a portion of the detected air quality conditions;
verifying, based at least in part on the time-series history, ongoing compliance with at least one predetermined environmental requirement
storing in a second data store a second time-series history of air quality conditions from the plurality of sensors;
determining, based at least in part on information stored in a third data store, at least one environmental condition requirement specified by at least one manufacturer of at least one piece of the equipment;
comparing at least one of the first and second stored time-series histories of air quality conditions against at least one stored environmental condition requirement; and
based at least in part on the comparison between the at least one of the first and second stored time-series history of air quality conditions and the stored environmental condition requirements, logging, in a fourth data store, air quality data configured to substantiate a warranty claim with the manufacturer of the at least one piece of equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,999,159

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DRIVE APPARATUS HAVING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic device comprising:a circuit board that has at least one electronic component, which is mounted to a first principal surface that is one of two principal surfaces of the circuit board;
a heat sink that has an opposing surface, which is opposed to the first principal surface of the circuit board, wherein the heat sink is placed to have a gap interposed between the opposing surface and the at least one electronic component; and
a heat conductive material that is filled between the circuit board and the heat sink to cover the at least one electronic component such that the heat conductive material contacts the circuit board, the at least one electronic component and the heat sink, wherein the heat conductive material guides heat generated from the at least one electronic component to the heat sink, wherein:
one of the circuit board and the heat sink has a heat conductive material check portion;
at least a portion of the heat conductive material check portion is formed within an extent of the heat conductive material in a plane parallel to the first principal surface and the extent of the heat conductive material is smaller than an extent of the circuit board in the plane parallel to the first principal surface; and
the heat conductive material check portion enables visual recognition of the heat conductive material through the heat conductive material check portion when the circuit board is viewed from one of:
a side of the circuit board where a second principal surface, which is another one of the two principal surfaces of the circuit board, is placed; and
a side of the heat sink where a back surface of the heat sink, which is opposite from the opposing surface, is placed.

US Pat. No. 9,999,158

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE EMI SUPPRESSION COMPOSITIONS

1. An electromagnetic interference suppression apparatus, comprising a body having a first surface and a generally opposed second surface defining a thickness therebetween, said body exhibitinga thermal conductivity of at least 1 W/m·K through the thickness,
a hardness of between 10-70 Shore 00 at 20° C., and
a volume electrical resistivity of at least 108 ?·m,
said body having a first portion and a second portion, said first portion is an electromagnetic radiation absorbing and thermally conductive layer consisting of:
Mn—Zn ferrite powder, and
thermally conductive particulate material selected from the group consisting of alumina, aluminum trihydrate, aluminum nitride, aluminum oxide, boron nitride, zinc nitride, silicon carbide, and combinations thereof,
each of said Mn—Zn ferrite powder and said thermally conductive particulate material being dispersed in a polymeric matrix, said first portion being spaced from at least one of said first and second surfaces,
wherein said Mn—Zn ferrite powder is confined to said first portion of said body,
said second portion is a thermally conductive layer comprising:
thermally conductive particulate material selected from the group consisting of alumina, aluminum trihydrate, aluminum nitride, aluminum oxide, boron nitride, zinc nitride, silicon carbide, and combinations thereof, with the thermally conductive particulate material being dispersed in a polymeric matrix, and
a reinforcement member.

US Pat. No. 9,999,157

MULTI-PHASE HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE EMBEDDED IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device comprising:a region comprising an integrated device; and
a heat dissipating device coupled to the region comprising the integrated device, the heat dissipating device implemented in at least a first wall of the device, the heat dissipating device configured to dissipate heat away from the region, wherein the heat dissipating device comprises:
a fluid;
an evaporator configured to evaporate the fluid;
a first condenser configured to condense the fluid, wherein the first condenser is located in the first wall of the device;
an evaporation portion coupled to the evaporator and the first condenser, the evaporation portion configured to channel an evaporated fluid from the evaporator to the first condenser; and
a collection portion coupled to the first condenser and the evaporator, the collection portion configured to channel a condensed fluid from the first condenser to the evaporator, wherein the collection portion is located in at least another wall of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,999,156

INTEGRATED CARD RAIL AND COOLING MODULE FOR EMBEDDED COMPUTING SYSTEMS

General Dynamics Mission ...

1. A flow-through card rail module comprising:a base plate defining a first major face and a second major face opposite the first major face;
an elongated guide rail formed on the first major face and extending from a first end of the base plate toward a second end opposite the first end, a first section of a cooling passage is formed in the guide rail from a fluid inlet to a fluid outlet and passes through the base plate from the first major face to the second major face, wherein the guide rail defines a card channel configured to receive a circuit card; and
a corrugated structure formed on the second major face including a plurality of elongated cells extending from the first end toward the second end of the base plate, each elongated cell having a second section of the cooling passage formed therein which extends from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet;
wherein the flow-through card rail module is configured to receive a cooling fluid at the fluid inlet, direct the cooling fluid through the cooling passages, and exhaust the cooling fluid at the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,999,155

TAILORING AIR COOLED HEAT EXCHANGER GEOMETRY TO ACHIEVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

10. A method of operating an air-cooled heat exchanger, the method comprising:drawing air into a housing of the air-cooled heat exchanger at an intake for air flowing through the housing;
passing the air over surfaces of a set of segmented fins extending within the housing between the intake and at least one outlet, the segmented fins configured to direct the air flowing through the housing, each segment of the segmented fins having a length selected based on a throw distance of 15 inches;
preventing escape of the air through a plurality of access ports extending through at least one wall of the housing with access port covers configured to block each of the access ports during operation of the air-cooled heat exchanger, the access ports located to allow connection, when the access ports are unblocked, of electrical conductors used in an environmental protection coating process to both ends of each of the fin segments; and
expelling the air from the at least one outlet in the housing for the air flowing through the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,999,154

FLASH MODULE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A system, comprising:a flash module, comprising:
a top cover and a bottom cover;
a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising memory, solid state storage, a storage controller configured to manage the memory and the solid state storage, and at least one integrated connector;
a capacitor, wherein the capacitor is configured to power at least the storage controller when the flash module is disconnected from an external power source; and
a latch assembly, comprising:
a housing having an opening and an inner cavity formed therein;
a pull member having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end of the pull member is disposed within the housing;
a reversing link having a first end and a second end disposed within the housing, wherein the first end of the reversing link is pivotally coupled to the second end of the pull member and a portion of the reversing link is pivotally coupled to the housing; and
a latch member movable between a latched position and an unlatched position, the latch member having a first end and a second end disposed within the housing, wherein the latch member is pivotally coupled to the housing and the second end of the reversing link is configured to engage the first end of the latch member; and
a chassis having an opening formed therein, the opening configured to receive the flash module, the chassis comprising:
a retaining pin coupled to the housing, wherein the retaining pin protrudes into the inner cavity of the housing and the second end of the latch member is configured to engage the retaining pin.

US Pat. No. 9,999,153

SERVER

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A server, comprising:a motherboard;
a base, being fixed on the motherboard;
a back plate, being placed upright on the base, the back plate and the base jointly forming a fan accommodating space and a hard disk accommodating space, the back plate having a first side face and a second side face, the first side face facing the fan accommodating space, the second side face facing the hard disk accommodating space, and the back plate being electrically connected to the motherboard wherein the first side face of the back plate has a first connector;
a hard disk being located in the hard disk accommodating space and electrically connected to the back plate;
a fan module being located in the fan accommodating space and electrically connected to the back plate, and the fan module being electrically connected to the motherboard via the back plate; wherein the fan module comprises a casing and a frame, the casing fixed to the frame, the fan module has a second connector electrically connectable to the first connector, and the casing has an accommodating space;
a cable assembly, the cable assembly comprising two cable connectors and a cable part connected to the two cable connectors, and the two cable connectors respectively electrically connectable to the first connector and the second connector; and
a holder fixed to the base and located in the fan accommodating space, the holder and the back plate being separated from each other, the holder and the back plate jointly form a space therebetween for cable management, one of the two cable connectors being mounted on the holder, and at least a part of the cable part being located in the space between the holder and the back plate; wherein the second connector, the cable assembly and the holder are located in the accommodating space of the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,999,152

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a rear frame in a rear of the display panel; and
a front frame positioned between the display panel and the rear frame and coupled with the display panel and the rear frame, the front frame including a plate portion facing the display panel and a side frame formed at a side or an edge of the plate portion,
wherein the side frame includes:
a first side wall adjacent to a side of the display panel and extended from the plate portion;
a second side wall facing the first side wall;
a first bending portion extended from the first side wall and connecting the first side wall to a first end of the second side wall;
a second bending portion extended from the other end of the second side wall and bent from the second side wall toward the rear frame or the front frame; and
a third side wall adjacent to a side of the rear frame, separated from the first side wall or the plate portion, and connected to the second bending portion.

US Pat. No. 9,999,151

SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR POWER ELECTRONICS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A support structure arrangement for a modular converter, the support structure arrangement comprises:a plurality of support structures each of the plurality of support structures comprises:
a holder for the insertion of at least one power electronics module;
a support frame which is composed of pipes which are connected to one another and form corners and edges of an electrically conductive outer geometry of the support structure, which outer geometry surrounds the holder,
wherein the corners and edges have a radius of curvature which is greater than a prespecified minimum radius, the prespecified minimum radius corresponding to a desired system voltage of the power electronics module, and wherein the outer geometry is designed to homogenize an electrical field strength on an outside of the support structure; and
wherein the support structures are arranged in a row;
a coolant pipe, which is composed of insulating material, for providing cooling liquid for each of the at least one power electronics modules in the plurality of the support structures;
wherein the coolant pipe is guided along the row within the outer geometries of the support structures;
at least one electrode, which is arranged in the coolant pipe, within the outer geometry of each of the plurality of the support structures which is electrically conductively connected to each of the plurality of the support structures and/or to each of the at least one power electronics modules in the plurality of the support structures in such a way that the electrode is at the potential of each of the plurality of the support structures and/or of each of the at least one power electronics modules;
wherein the electrode is arranged in a first support structure in the row, and a further electrode is arranged in the last support structure of the row.

US Pat. No. 9,999,150

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electric power converter, comprising:a power semiconductor module including a power semiconductor element that converts a DC current to an AC current;
a first capacitor cell that smooths a DC voltage;
a bus bar that electrically connects the power semiconductor module and the first capacitor cell;
a flow channel forming body that forms a flow channel through which a cooling refrigerant flows; and
a base plate that is embedded in a sealing material and is disposed between the bus bar and the first capacitor cell for radiating heat from the bus bar and the first capacitor cell, wherein the bus bar is parallel to the base plate; and
a fixing member that is configured of an insulating member and includes an engagement portion that comes into contact with a surface of the base plate on a side opposite to a side in which the bus bar is disposed;
a through-hole in which the fixing member is inserted is formed in the bus bar and the base plate, and
the fixing member is inserted into the through-hole, and pinches the base plate in combination with the bus bar by using the engagement portion;
wherein the base plate forms an opening through which a capacitor terminal extending from the first capacitor cell passes, and the base plate is disposed in thermal contact with the flow channel forming body.

US Pat. No. 9,999,149

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an outer housing including a first surface facing in a first direction, a second surface facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side surface surrounding at least a part of a space between the first surface and the second surface;
an inner housing mounted inside the outer housing;
an opening formed on at least one of the first surface, the second surface, or the side surface of the outer housing;
a first channel part extended from the opening between the outer housing and the inner housing;
circuitry mounted inside the inner housing;
a second channel part provided in the inner housing, connected to the opening through the first channel part, the second channel part including a first channel extended from the opening directly to the circuitry through the first channel part and a second channel provided in a vicinity of the first channel, wherein the second channel part is extended to the opening through a connection space of at least a part of the first channel part and wherein the second channel part is extended to an inner space of the inner housing; and
a stacked member mounted inside the first channel part to:
seal the first channel part; and
restrict introduction and discharge of water or moisture except for air into and from the first channel and the second channel.

US Pat. No. 9,999,148

ELECTRONICS HOUSING AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONICS HOUSING

Cheng Uei Precision Indus...

1. A manufacturing method of electronics housing adapted for being applied in manufacturing an electronics housing, the electronics housing including a base body and a metal plating layer formed on a surface of the base body, the base body including an upper cover, a lower cover and a metal ring, the manufacturing method of electronics housing comprising the steps of:the metal ring being disposed between the upper cover and the lower cover;
the upper cover and the lower cover being integrally fused by virtue of an ultra high frequency technology, and the metal ring being embedded between the upper cover and the lower cover;
a nickel-deposited layer of the metal plating layer being electrolessly deposited on the surface of the base body for metalizing the base body;
a copper layer of the metal plating layer being plated on a surface of the nickel-deposited layer;
a nano-nickel layer of the metal plating layer formed by nano-nickel particles being plated on a surface of the copper layer;
a surface decoration layer of the metal plating layer being plated on a surface of the nano-nickel layer; and
the base body together with the metal plating layer defining at least one assembling hole by a laser cutting technology.

US Pat. No. 9,999,147

DUMMY LINE REPLACEABLE UNIT

Airbus Americas Engineeri...

12. An assembly of a line replaceable unit (LRU) tray and a Dummy line replaceable unit (DLRU) comprising:an LRU tray including:
a horizontal supporting plate;
a vertical back plate at a rear of the supporting plate and orthogonal to the supporting plate, wherein the vertical back plate includes an opening through which extends an electrical connector, and
a hold-down fastener at a front of the supporting plate;
a Dummy LRU configured to be installed on the LRU tray, the Dummy LRU including:
a base plate, wherein the base plate includes ventilation openings facing ventilation openings in the of supporting plate of the LRU tray;
a support member connected to a first edge region of the base plate;
a seal element disposed on the support member, wherein the seal element is configured to seal the electrical connector, and
a fastener element at a second edge, opposite to the first edge, of the base plate, wherein the fastener element is configured to engage the hold-down fastener of the LRU tray.

US Pat. No. 9,999,146

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor module comprising:an insulating substrate with an insulating board and a metal plate formed on a front surface of the insulating board;
a semiconductor element having a rear surface fixed to the metal plate and having a main electrode on a front surface thereof;
a wiring substrate that is electrically connected to the main electrode of the semiconductor element;
a main terminal that is electrically connected via the wiring substrate to the main electrode;
a sealing member from which the main terminal protrudes, which seals the insulating substrate, the semiconductor element, and the wiring substrate, and has an opening hole in a periphery of the main terminal;
a nut disposed in the opening hole; and
a connecting terminal to which the main terminal is electrically connected and which has an insertion hole facing the nut.

US Pat. No. 9,999,145

POWER MODULE HAVING PACKAGING STRUCTURE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A power module, having a packaging structure, comprising:a substrate having a first conductive area, a second conductive area and a third conductive area, and a first fixing area being disposed between the first conductive area and the second conductive area, the first fixing area being electrically connected to the first conductive area, and a second fixing area being disposed between the second conductive area and the third conductive area, the second fixing area being electrically connected to the second conductive area, the first conductive area, the second conductive area, the third conductive area, the first fixing area, and the second fixing area being arranged parallel to each other;
a first terminal being a current input end electrically connected to the first conductive area;
a second terminal being an intermediate end electrically connected to the second conductive area;
a third terminal being a current output end electrically connected to the third conductive area;
a first switch set being electrically connected to the first fixing area and the second conductive area; and
a second switch set being electrically connected to the second fixing area and the third conductive area,
wherein
a current flows from the current input end, through the first switch set and then to the intermediate end along a first current path; or from the intermediate end, through the second switch set and then to the current output end along a second current path, and
the first current path and the second current path are straight-line paths with a same direction.

US Pat. No. 9,999,144

DOUBLE-SHAFT HINGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd...

1. A double-shaft hinge, comprising a first rotation shaft and a second rotation shaft in parallel with each other, and a transmission device,the transmission device comprising:
a first transmission member sleeved on the first rotation shaft and circumferentially fixed on the first rotation shaft;
a second transmission member sleeved on the second rotation shaft and circumferentially fixed on the second rotation shaft; and
a third transmission member arranged between the first transmission member and the second transmission member and having one end engaged with the first transmission member and another end engaged with the second transmission member; wherein the first transmission member and the second transmission member are rotatable with respect to each other in opposite directions simultaneously via the third transmission member; and
wherein the first transmission member is a first helical gear, the second transmission member is a second helical gear, and the third transmission member is a third helical gear, and the third helical gear comprises an axle, and the axle of the third helical gear is perpendicular to the first rotation shaft and the second rotation shaft; and
wherein, the double-shaft hinge further comprises:
two locating assemblies, wherein one of the locating assemblies is sleeved on the first rotation shaft, and the other of the locating assemblies is sleeved on the second rotation shaft, and the locating assemblies are configured for fixing positions of the first rotation shaft and the second rotation shaft after being rotated; and
each of the first rotation shaft and the second rotation shaft comprises a shaft shoulder; the transmission device is arranged between the locating assemblies and the shaft shoulders, and one side of the transmission device abuts against the locating assemblies, and another side of the transmission device abuts against the shaft shoulders; and
wherein each of the locating assemblies comprises:
at least two gaskets sleeved on the respective rotation shaft and circumferentially fixed on the respective rotation shaft;
at least one elastic member sleeved on the respective rotation shaft and rotatable with respect to the respective rotation shaft, and the elastic member is arranged between two adjacent gaskets; and
a fixing member sleeved on an outmost end of the respective rotation shaft and detachably connected to the respective rotation shaft, wherein the fixing member is configured to supply a force to the at least two gaskets and the at least one elastic member and to maintain the at least two gaskets and the at least one elastic member to abut against each other; and
the double-shaft hinge further comprises:
a first shaft sleeve and a second shaft sleeve, wherein the first shaft sleeve is sleeved on the first rotation shaft and is rotatable with respect to the first rotation shaft, and the second shaft sleeve is sleeved on the second rotation shaft and is rotatable with respect to the second rotation shaft; and
the axle of the third helical gear has one end mounted on the first shaft sleeve and another end mounted on the second shaft sleeve, and the third helical gear is rotatable with respect to the first shaft sleeve and the second shaft sleeve through the axle.

US Pat. No. 9,999,143

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a cover including a curved part and a light shield;
a display panel bonded to the cover along the curved part;
a case including a bottom plate part that has a through hole provided at a position opposed to the curved part;
a printed circuit board fixed to the bottom plate part with an electronic component mounted on a surface of the printed circuit board; and
a frame overlapping the light shield of the cover;
wherein the frame has an end portion protruding in a direction of a side edge of the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,999,142

HOUSING STRUCTURE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A housing structure of an electronic device, comprising:a housing, having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein a material of the housing comprises metal;
a silicone rubber, disposed on the outer surface, wherein an edge of the silicone rubber extends to the inner surface; and
an assembling member, disposed at the inner surface, and the edge of the silicone rubber clamped between the inner surface and the assembling member.

US Pat. No. 9,999,141

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a first insulating layer having a first circuit embedded in a first surface thereof;
a second insulating layer disposed on a second surface of the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer having a cavity therein and a groove formed to be extended into a side at a bottom of the cavity;
an electronic component mounted inside the cavity with an adhesion member; and
a third insulating layer disposed on the second insulating layer to embed the electronic component,
wherein the adhesion member is disposed between the bottom of the cavity and the electronic component, fills the groove, and contacts the bottom of the cavity and the electric component.

US Pat. No. 9,999,140

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT ENGINE

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light engine, comprising:an LED;
a bottom printed circuit board (PCB), the LED being securely mounted to the bottom PCB;
a top PCB secured to the bottom PCB, the top PCB including a first cavity for receiving the LED therein;
an LED driver securely mounted to the bottom PCB; and
the top PCB including a second cavity for receiving the LED driver therein.

US Pat. No. 9,999,139

MULTILAYER THIN FILM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCT INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A multilayer thin film comprising:a first layer including a non-conductive material, the first layer being coupled to an object;
a second layer including a metallic material, the second layer being coupled to the first layer; and
a third layer including a non-conductive material, the third layer being coupled to the second layer,
wherein the third layer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of aluminum nitride (AlN), chromium nitride (CrN), titanium nitride (TiN), aluminum oxide (Al2O3), chromium oxide (Cr2O3), silicon nitride (Si3N4), and titanium oxide (Ti2O3).

US Pat. No. 9,999,138

MAKING INTERCONNECTIONS BY CURVING CONDUCTING ELEMENTS UNDER A MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE SUCH AS A CHIP

1. A method of making one or several connection elements for a microelectronic device, comprising:forming a conducting layer on a support on which there are one or several conducting pads located on a front face of the support opposite a back face thereof, the conducting layer comprising a first conducting portion in contact with at least one conducting pad located on the front face, the first conducting portion extending on the front face and being connected to at least one second conducting portion extending in contact with at least one given wall of the support, the at least one given wall being located between the front face and the back face and forming a non-zero angle with the front face of the support;
thinning the support at the back face to release one conducting end of the second conducting portion as a free conducting end projecting from the back face of the support; and
after the thinning of the support, bending the free conducting end projecting from the back face of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,999,137

METHOD FOR FORMING VIAS ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Intrinsiq Materials, Inc....

1. A method for forming a via on a printed circuit board, the method comprising:formulating a paste as a dispersion of copper particulate that includes, in a solvent and a binder, 50 to 90 percent by weight of combined nanocopper and micron-sized copper particles, wherein the nanocopper particles are from 5% to 99% of the metal in the dispersion;
depositing the paste into a via cavity formed in the printed circuit board;
removing most of the solvent by heating the paste-filled cavity;
sintering the deposited paste in the via cavity;
planarizing the sintered via; and
overplating the filled via with copper.

US Pat. No. 9,999,136

METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF AN ELECTRONIC MODULE AND ELECTRONIC MODULE

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. A method for fabrication of an electronic module with at least one component embedded in an insulating layer, the method comprising:a) arranging a release layer on a first surface of a conductive foil,
b) arranging a first resist layer with pattern and/or via openings on top of the release layer and growing conductor material, the thickness of the first resist layer being greater or less than the thickness of the conductor material being grown,
c) arranging an adhesive on top of or on top of a part of the resist layer and the conductor material being grown or on a contacting surface of at least one component, which has contact zones,
d) placing the at least one component in such a way that the contacting surface faces towards a second surface of the resist layer and the positions of the contact zones coincide with the positions of the via openings,
e) arranging an insulating layer in such a way that the at least one component is embedded in the insulating layer,
f) removing the conductive foil and the release layer, and
g) removing material from the via openings, thus forming via holes, and growing of conductor material in the via holes subsequent to placing the at least one component, thus electrically contacting the conductor material and the at least one component.

US Pat. No. 9,999,135

TAMPER-RESPONDENT SENSORS WITH FORMED FLEXIBLE LAYER(S)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a tamper-respondent sensor, the tamper-respondent sensor comprising:
at least one formed flexible layer having opposite first and second sides with surface curvatures extending from the opposite first and second sides of the at least one formed flexible layer: and
circuit lines forming at least one resistive network, the circuit lines being disposed on at least one of the first side or the second side of the at least one formed flexible layer, the circuit lines wrapping over, at least in part, the surface curvatures extending from the at least one first side or second side of the at least one formed flexible layer,
wherein the at least one formed flexible layer is collapsed as a flattened, folded layer.

US Pat. No. 9,999,134

SELF-DECAP CAVITY FABRICATION PROCESS AND STRUCTURE

Multek Technologies Limit...

1. A printed circuit board comprising: a. a laminated stack comprising a plurality of non-conductive layers and a plurality of conductive layers, wherein a recessed cavity is formed in the laminated stack, the recessed cavity having cavity side walls and a cavity bottom surface, further wherein inner core circuitry is formed on the cavity bottom surface; b. a photo imageable polymer structure formed within the laminated stack, wherein the photo imageable polymer structure is a solder mask frame, further wherein the photo imageable polymer structure forms a perimeter boundary of the recessed cavity within the cavity side walls adjacent to the cavity bottom surface; and c. a protective film on the photo imageable polymer structure and formed within the laminated stack.

US Pat. No. 9,999,133

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible printed circuit board comprising:a base substrate;
a first pad part on the base substrate;
a second pad part on the base substrate; and
a line part on the base substrate, the line part electrically connecting the first pad part and the second pad part,
the base substrate comprising:
a first body part comprising the first pad part thereon and having a curved edge;
a second body part comprising the second pad part thereon; and
a connection part between the first pad part and the second pad part and having a width decreasing as a distance from the first body part increases and a distance from the second body part decreases,
wherein the first pad part comprises first pads and second pads, which are on the base substrate,
wherein the second pad part comprises third pads and fourth pads, which are on the base substrate,
wherein the line part comprises:
first lines connecting the first pads and the third pads; and
second lines connecting the second pads and the fourth pads, and
wherein at least one second line of the second lines comprises:
a first portion on one surface of the base substrate;
a second portion on an other surface of the base substrate; and
a third portion in a via hole in the base substrate, the third portion connecting the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,999,132

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE

Silicon Precision Industr...

1. An electronic package, comprising:a substrate;
at least an electronic element disposed on the substrate;
a single encapsulant integrally formed on the substrate and encapsulating the electronic element, wherein the single encapsulant has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a side surface adjacent to and connected to the first surface and the second surface, and the single encapsulant is bonded to the substrate via the first surface of the single encapsulant; and
at least an antenna structure disposed on the substrate and having a base portion and at least a support portion, the base portion being in direct contact with the single encapsulant and including a plurality of openings and a frame separating the openings from one another, and the at least a support portion supporting the base portion over the substrate, wherein the frame is exposed from the side surface of the single encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,999,131

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a multilayered substrate comprising an insulation layer and an inner circuit layer laminated therein, a cavity disposed in the multilayered substrate;
a via disposed in the insulation layer and configured to electrically connect the inner circuit layer with another inner circuit layer;
a first electronic component inserted in the cavity; and
a bump pad disposed on a surface of the cavity facing the first electronic component,
wherein the bump pad comprises the insulation layer and the via exposed to a lateral side of the cavity,
wherein the via comprises a sunk portion at the lateral side of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,999,130

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND OPTICAL MODULE COMPRISING SOLDER RESIST HAVING NO CONTACT WITH AN ELECTRO-CONDUCTIVE CONTACT SHEET GROUP ON A SAME SUBSTRATE

HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIME...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a substrate,
electro-conductive wirings, and
an electro-conductive contact sheet group;
both the electro-conductive wirings and the electro-conductive contact sheet group are laid on the surface of the substrate, the substrate is overlaid with solder resist, and the solder resist has no contact with the electro-conductive contact sheet group.

US Pat. No. 9,999,129

MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Intel Corporation, Santa...

6. A microelectronic device comprising:a first substrate having a first electrically conductive path therein, wherein the first substrate comprises a multi-layer substrate including a number of alternating layers of metallization and dielectric material wherein the first substrate has a top surface opposite a bottom surface, wherein the top surface of the first substrate has a first surface area;
a second substrate above the first substrate, the second substrate comprising a plurality of build-up layers and having a top surface opposite a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface of the second substrate has a second surface area that is coplanar to the first surface area, the second substrate having a thickness that is less than the first substrate and a second electrically conductive path therein and wherein the bottom surface of the second substrate is adjacent to and separated from the top surface of the first substrate;
a first set of interconnections coupling the bottom surface of the second substrate to the top surface of the first substrate, wherein the second surface area is less than the first surface area, and the second surface area is coupled to the first surface area with the first set of interconnects; and
a die above the second substrate,
wherein:
the first electrically conductive path and the second electrically conductive path are electrically connected to each other and form a portion of a current loop of a multi-loop inductor having a plurality of current loops wherein each current loop of the multi-loop inductor has a common axis parallel with the first substrate and wherein the current loops of the multi-loop inductor are not coplanar with one another;
wherein the bottom surface of the first substrate comprises a second set of interconnects having a second pitch; and
wherein the bottom surface of the second substrate comprises the first set of interconnects having a first pitch and the top surface of the second substrate has a third set of interconnects having a third pitch, wherein:
the second pitch is larger than the first pitch; and
the first pitch is larger than the third pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,999,128

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC STICKER

CHIBITRONICS PRIVATE LIMI...

1. A method of manufacturing an electronic sticker comprising:cutting an anisotropic adhesive into an anisotropic adhesive panel, the anisotropic adhesive panel having a first side and a second side;
protecting the first side of the anisotropic adhesive panel with a first wax paper;
protecting the second side of the anisotropic adhesive panel with a second wax paper, the second wax paper having a lower surface energy than the first wax paper;
die-cutting the anisotropic adhesive panel using a full-release technique, the die-cutting forming a pattern featuring alignment holes;
holding a fully-assembled electronics circuit module in place on a flexible substrate with a vacuum chuck that has been machined with cavities to accommodate a profile on a first side of the flexible substrate, the vacuum chuck containing pins that pierce both the flexible substrate and the anisotropic adhesive panel;
peeling back the second wax paper, semi-exposing the anisotropic adhesive panel;
aligning the semi-exposed anisotropic adhesive panel to the pins of the vacuum chuck;
laminating the anisotropic adhesive panel and the fully-assembled electronics circuit module to the flexible substrate with a roller;
holding the anisotropic adhesive panel, the fully-assembled electronics circuit module and the flexible substrate in an oven.

US Pat. No. 9,999,127

DEVICE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A device, comprising:a body having a first end and a second end; and
a connector assembly positioned at the second end, the connector assembly comprising:
a set of contacts; and
a cover having a façade and having a set of openings to enable at least a portion of each of the set of contacts to be exposed on the façade, wherein the cover is at least partially moveable inwards towards the set of contacts when force is applied to the façade.

US Pat. No. 9,999,126

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR PRINTED WIRING BOARD, PREPREG, METAL FOIL-CLAD LAMINATE, RESIN SHEET, AND PRINTED WIRING BOARD

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A resin composition for a printed wiring board comprising a cyanate compound (A) represented by following general formula (1):
wherein n represents an integer of 1 or more; and
an epoxy resin (B).

US Pat. No. 9,999,125

METHOD FOR FABRICATING CERAMIC INSULATOR FOR ELECTRONIC PACKAGING

HE BEI SINOPACK ELECTRONI...

1. A method for fabricating a ceramic insulator for electronic packaging, comprising following steps:first, punching holes at positions of bonding pads of a first ceramic layer of a ceramic insulator, metallizing and solidifying the holes, afterwards, printing an upper electric control layer circuit, the upper electric control layer circuit comprises a plurality of metal strips, the metal strips are insulated from and not interconnected with each other, but the metal strips correspond to metal in the holes one to one, and are interconnected with the metal in the holes;
second, using an underside of the first ceramic layer as a second ceramic layer, punching two groups of holes respectively on two sides of the second ceramic layer corresponding to the holes of the first ceramic layer, metallizing and solidifying the holes of the second ceramic layer, such that the total number of the holes at the two sides of the second ceramic layer is equal to the number of the holes at the first ceramic layer;
third, printing an upper electroplating circuit layer on an upper surface of the second ceramic layer, the upper electroplating circuit layer comprises a plurality of metal strips, via the printed metal strips, connecting metal in the holes at the two sides of the second ceramic layer one to one with corresponding metal in the holes at the first ceramic layer, the metal strips on the upper surface of the second ceramic layer are insulated from and not interconnected with each other;
four, an underside of the second ceramic layer being provided with an intermediate ceramic component layer, punching holes on two sides of the intermediate ceramic component layer, metallizing and solidifying the holes, such that positions and the number of the holes at the intermediate ceramic component layer correspond to that of the holes at the second ceramic layer;
five, an underside of the intermediate ceramic component layer being provided with a third ceramic layer, printing a lower electroplating circuit layer on an upper surface of the third ceramic layer, the lower electrodesposition circuit layer comprises a plurality of metal strips, the metal strips are insulated from and not interconnected with each other; connecting the printed metal strips one to one with corresponding metal in the holes of the intermediate ceramic component layer, and making one end of each of the metal strips on the third ceramic layer extend to an edge of the third ceramic layer to form a leading-out terminal, such that electric connections between the third metal strips and device(s) at the exterior of the porcelain can be realized, via the aforesaid steps, forming a built-in electroplating circuit of a raw porcelain.

US Pat. No. 9,999,124

TAMPER-RESPONDENT ASSEMBLIES WITH TRACE REGIONS OF INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BREAKING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a tamper-detect sensor to facilitate defining a secure volume about at least one electronic component to be protected;
at least one conductive trace forming, at least in part, at least one tamper-detect network of the tamper-respondent assembly, the at least one conductive trace being exposed, at least in part, on the tamper-detect sensor;
an adhesive contacting the at least one conductive trace on the tamper-detect sensor, the adhesive being disposed, at least in part, between and coupling a surface of the tamper-detect sensor to another surface of the tamper-respondent assembly; and
the tamper-detect sensor, at least one conductive trace, and adhesive being a subassembly of the tamper-respondent assembly, the subassembly being configured with multiple regions of increased susceptibility to breaking of the at least one conductive trace with a tamper event through the subassembly.

US Pat. No. 9,999,123

CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF CIRCUIT MEMBER, CONNECTION METHOD, AND CONNECTION MATERIAL

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A connection structure of circuit members, comprising:a first circuit member having a first main surface on which a light-transparent electrode is provided;
a second circuit member having a second main surface on which a metal electrode is provided; and
a joint portion that is interposed between the first main surface and the second main surface,
wherein the joint portion includes a resin portion and a solder portion,
the solder portion electrically connects the light-transparent electrode and the metal electrode,
the light-transparent electrode contains an oxide including indium and tin, and
the solder portion contains bismuth and indium,
wherein the connection structure of circuit members further comprising a first alloy layer which contains indium and bismuth, is different from the solder portion, and is provided between the light-transparent electrode and the solder portion.

US Pat. No. 9,999,122

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An assembly suitable for use in an electronic device, the assembly comprising:a board level shield (BLS) having an outer surface;
dielectric material along at least a portion of the outer surface of the BLS; and
electrically conductive material along at least a portion of the dielectric material such that the dielectric material is between the electrically conductive material and the outer surface of the BLS, whereby the electrically conductive material is configured to define at least a portion of a circuit assembly for routing signals and/or for electrically connecting with one or more components of the electronic device, and whereby the BLS is multifunctional having a first functionality of providing EMI shielding and grounding and a second functionality of supporting the circuit assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,999,121

BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS WITH VIRTUAL GROUNDING CAPABILITY

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A board level shield (BLS) comprising a plurality of resonators spaced apart from each other and disposed generally around an outer perimeter of the BLS and configured to be operable for virtually connecting the board level shield to a ground plane or a shielding surface.

US Pat. No. 9,999,120

CIRCUIT CARRIER HAVING A CONDUCTING PATH AND AN ELECTRIC SHIELD

1. A circuit carrier comprising:a digital circuit, in which at least two components are electrically connected via a conducting path; and
an electric shield that spans at least one component of the at least two components,
wherein the electric shield and the conducting path are configured in layers of a layered structure of the circuit carrier, and the layers cover the at least two components,
wherein a layer of the layered structure having the electric shield, the conducting path, or the electric shield and the conducting path is disposed on an electrically-insulating layer,
wherein a first component of the at least two components is supported by a first side of the electrically-insulating layer and a second component of the at least two components is supported by a ground layer that abuts a second side of the electrically-insulating layer,
wherein the electric shield and the conducting path are realized in and from a same conducting structured layer of the layered structure, and
wherein the conducting path is completely separated from the electric shield by a hole.

US Pat. No. 9,999,119

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:a substrate;
three or more heating elements that are mounted on the substrate;
a heat sink that is provided to be capable of releasing heat of the three or more heating elements;
three or more radiating components each of which is provided between a corresponding one of the three or more heating elements and the heat sink and is provided in a corresponding one of three or more radiating regions, wherein each of the three or more radiating regions includes a corresponding one of mounting portions of the three or more heating elements; and
a gap part that is formed in an area surrounded completely by the three or more radiating components each of which is provided at a corresponding one of the three or more radiating regions, wherein:
the gap part is a space that has an outer edge defined by the three or more radiating components;
each of the three or more heating elements is located in a corresponding one of the three or more radiating regions; and
there is not any one of the three or more radiating components disposed at the gap part.

US Pat. No. 9,999,118

PLASMA DENSIFICATION METHOD

Scholtz E Fontana Consult...

1. A plasma densification method for plasma of the type formed between electrodes to be energized by an electric power source, said plasma being of the type containing a partially ionized mass having a region of luminescence, neutral atoms of an ionizable fluid, primary electrons, positive ions and negative ions, the method comprising the following steps:accelerating the primary electrons contained in the partially ionized mass towards a surface of one of said electrodes by applying a positive high voltage pulse to said one of said electrodes such that at least part of the primary electrons impact against the surface of said one of said electrodes and eject secondary electrons;
accelerating the secondary electrons and any other electrons in the vicinity of said one of said electrodes toward the luminescence region by biasing said one of said electrodes with a negative voltage bias pulse such that the secondary electrons and any other electrons collide with neutral atoms and produce positive ions and derived electrons, wherein the positive high voltage pulse and the negative voltage bias pulse each comprise a width and an amplitude, the positive high voltage pulse width is smaller than the negative voltage bias pulse width and the positive high voltage pulse amplitude is greater than the negative voltage bias pulse amplitude; and
continuously repeating the steps of accelerating the primary electrons contained in the partially ionized mass towards the surface of one of said electrodes by applying the positive high voltage pulse to said one of said electrodes and accelerating the secondary electrons and any other electrons in the vicinity of said one of said electrodes toward the luminescence region by biasing said one of said electrodes with the negative voltage bias in order to generate a stable plasma in steady state with a desired degree of plasma density, wherein a degree of ionization is controlled by the width and amplitude of the applied positive high voltage pulse and the negative voltage bias pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,999,117

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMMISSIONING AND CONTROLLING TOUCH-CONTROLLED AND GESTURE-CONTROLLED LIGHTING UNITS AND LUMINAIRES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of configuring a touch-controlled luminaire using an electronic mobile device, comprising:wirelessly receiving, at the electronic mobile device from the touch-controlled luminaire, a touch event profile indicative of a manner in which a surface of the touch-controlled luminaire was touched;
associating, at the electronic mobile device, a lighting control action with the touch event profile; and
wirelessly transmitting, by the electronic mobile device to at least one lighting controller, an association between the lighting control action and the touch event profile.

US Pat. No. 9,999,116

TABLET-BASED COMMISSIONING TOOL FOR ADDRESSABLE LIGHTING

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for mapping a plurality of controllable devices of a system installed in a structure by means of a portable electronic device comprising a wireless receiver, a display, a processor, and a memory, each controllable device of the plurality of controllable devices configured to transmit an identification signal comprising a unique identifier of the controllable device, the method comprising:sending one or more triggers produced by the portable electronic device to the plurality of controllable devices to cause the plurality of controllable devices to transmit a plurality of identification signals to control initiation of a commissioning process;
wirelessly receiving, by the portable electronic device, the plurality of identification signals transmitted from the plurality of controllable devices;
sending, by the portable electronic device, subsequent to receiving at least one identification signal of the plurality of identification signals, a first trigger to a first controllable device of the plurality of controllable devices to issue a visual cue or an audio cue at the first controllable device indicating to a user that the at least one identification signal has been received by the portable electronic device;
displaying on the display a map of the structure and a plurality of icons corresponding to the plurality of controllable devices for which the plurality of identification signals has been received;
detecting a first user input indicative of a selection by the user of a first icon of the plurality of icons displayed on the display, the first icon corresponding to the first controllable device;
sending, by the portable electronic device, in response to detecting the first user input, a second trigger to the first controllable device to issue a visual cue or an audio cue identifying the first controllable device to the user;
detecting, subsequent to the first controllable device issuing the visual cue or the audio cue, a second user input indicative of a selection by the user of a location on the map displayed on the display for the first icon; and
displaying the first icon on the map displayed on the display in the location selected by the user;
wherein each of the plurality of controllable devices comprises an illumination source configured for emitting visible light, the visible light containing the identification signal comprising the unique identifier of the device and wherein the wireless receiver comprises an image sensor for receiving the light identification signal.

US Pat. No. 9,999,115

DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDING POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS VIA EXISTING POWER WIRING

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A load control system comprising:a power device adapted to receive power from a power source via an electrical wiring; and
a controller adapted to be coupled on the electrical wiring between the power source and the power device, the controller configured to produce a periodic voltage that is adapted to be received by the power device, the controller configured to transmit a forward digital message to the power device by encoding digital information in timing edges of the periodic voltage;
wherein the power device is configured to transmit a reverse digital message to the controller via the electrical wiring; and
wherein the controller is configured to transmit a short pattern immediately prior to the power device transmitting the reverse digital message, the short pattern allowing the power device to synchronize to a frequency of the periodic voltage, and
wherein the short pattern has a length shorter than a length of the forward digital message.

US Pat. No. 9,999,114

CONTROL SYSTEM AND SENSOR UNIT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A control system comprising:a first human detector that detects presence or absence of a human within a first detection range without causing a reduction in sensitivity even in a dark environment;
a second human detector that has a second detection range that overlaps with the first detection range, the second human detector including an image capturer that captures an image in the second detection range and detecting presence or absence of a human within the second detection range based on the image captured by the image capturer;
a determiner that has a plurality of determination modes for determining presence or absence of a human;
a transmitter that transmits a control signal to a control target based on a result of determination made by the determiner; and
a load that receives the control signal and serves as the control target whose operation mode is switched according to the control signal,
wherein when the load is in a first operation mode, the determiner performs operation in a first determination mode for determining presence or absence of a human based on at least a result of detection performed by the first human detector, and
when the load is in a second operation mode that is different from the first operation mode, the determiner performs operation in a second determination mode for determining the presence or absence of a human based on a result of detection performed by the second human detector, and
wherein in the first determination mode,
the determiner detects a brightness level of the image captured by the image capturer of the second human detector,
when the brightness level is less than a first threshold value, the determiner determines the presence or absence of a human based on the result of detection performed by the first human detector, and
when the brightness level is greater than or equal to the first threshold value, the determiner determines the presence or absence of a human based on results of detection performed by the first human detector and the second human detector.

US Pat. No. 9,999,113

INFRARED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CONTROL CIRCUIT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for controlling a light emitting diode (LED), the system comprising:a central processing unit (CPU);
a power management integrated circuit (PMIC); and
an integrated sensor hub microcontroller (ISH);
wherein the PMIC is communicatively coupled to the LED, the CPU and the ISH and is configured to:
send an activation signal to the LED in response to receipt of an enable signal from a software application executing on the CPU and responsive to determining that a disable signal from the ISH is not present; and
wherein the ISH is configured to:
generate the disable signal to the PMIC responsive to determining that a deactivation condition has been met; and
start a watchdog timer when the LED transitions from an ON state to an OFF state, wherein a running watchdog timer being the deactivation condition.

US Pat. No. 9,999,112

ELECTRICAL WIRING DEVICE HAVING A BIDIRECTIONAL LIGHT PIPE FOR USE IN AN AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT

1. An electrical wiring device for use in an ambient environment, the device comprising:a plurality of line terminals and a plurality of load terminals configured to be coupled to an AC electrical distribution system;
an electro-optical assembly coupled to the plurality of line terminals or the plurality of load terminals, the electro-optical assembly including at least one circuit coupled to an ambient light sensor, a light emitting assembly and a visual indicator element, the visual indicator element being configured to provide a visual indicator signal, the ambient light sensor being configured to provide a sensor signal corresponding to ambient light in the ambient environment, the at least one circuit being configured to read the sensor signal during a time period when the visual indicator signal is not emitted, wherein at least one of the visual indicator element and the light emitting assembly is configured to provide a selectable color temperature signal based on a user input; and
a bidirectional light pipe including a first light pipe branch coupled to the visual indicator element and a second light pipe branch coupled to the ambient light sensor, the bidirectional light pipe further including an interface region coupled between the first light pipe branch and the second light pipe branch, the interface region being further coupled to a bidirectional lens element configured to direct the ambient light into the second light pipe branch and direct the visual indicator signal into the ambient environment via the first light pipe branch.

US Pat. No. 9,999,111

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SETTINGS OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PERCEPTIBLE OUTPUT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Apparatus for providing settings of a control system, which control system is configured to control at least one output device positioned in the physical space and to maintain in memory data representative of locations of the output device in the physical space, the apparatus comprising:an input device for obtaining user input specifying only a relative direction, based on a reference point, of the at least one output device, and wherein the input device includes at least one component for manipulation by a user to position at least a first point on the component to specify the relative direction of the at least one output device and a sensor arrangement arranged to detect an angular co-ordinate of the first point about at least one axis through a second point of the input device, the angular co-ordinate indicating the relative direction associated with the one output device and
a processing unit to form a spatial distribution, independent of any physical environment in an actual physical environment of the user, of perceptible output from the one output device, using the one output device's relative direction and the detected angular co-ordinate data, and configuring the at least one component for manipulation of the input device to enable control of the one output device based on the detected angular co-ordinate data.

US Pat. No. 9,999,110

LED DRIVER WITH COMPREHENSIVE FAULT PROTECTIONS

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 9,999,109

LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting assembly comprising:one or more LED lights;
logic circuitry;
one or more resistive elements electrically connected in parallel with the one or more LED lights;
a transistor electrically connected in parallel with the one or more LED lights and in series with the one or more resistive elements;
a differential amplifier that
receives a first voltage input from the logic circuitry,
receives a second voltage input from a point on a circuit path that is in series with the transistor,
compares the first voltage input with the second voltage input, and
outputs a voltage to a gate of the transistor based on the compared first and second voltage inputs;
wherein the transistor permits or restrict the flow of current through the transistor based on the voltage output by the differential amplifier, thereby increasing or decreasing the flow of current through the one or more LED lights.

US Pat. No. 9,999,108

EMERGENCY LIGHTING DRIVER WITH PROGRAMMABLE OUTPUT POWER

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An emergency lighting driver, comprising:a power translation circuit configured to receive input power from an emergency power source (10) and to supply output power to a load comprising one or more lighting devices;
a voltage monitor configured to monitor in real time a voltage across the load and in response thereto to produce a voltage feedback signal;
a current monitor configured to monitor in real time a current through the load and in response thereto to produce a current feedback signal;
a programmable control device configured to be programmed to control the power translation circuit in response to the voltage feedback signal and the current feedback signal to cause the output power supplied to the load to have a programmed power output profile, wherein the programmed power output profile is a function of at least one of: time, a temperature, a type of energy source employed for the emergency power source, an amount of remaining energy stored in the emergency power source, and an occupancy of an area in which the emergency lighting driver is located;
wherein the programmable control device includes an adaptive sampling rate power-controlled feedback voltage and/or slope generator configured to generate a feedback signal for controlling the power translation circuit in response to the voltage feedback signal and the current feedback signal; and
wherein the adaptive sampling rate power-controlled feedback voltage/slope generator includes an adaptive sampling rate power-error computation element configured to determine the output power which is being supplied to the load based on the voltage feedback signal and the current feedback signal, and further configured to determine a difference between: (1) a target output power that should be supplied to the load corresponding to the programmed power output profile for the emergency lighting driver; and (2) the output power which is being supplied to the load.

US Pat. No. 9,999,107

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER FOR DIMMING AND ON/OFF CONTROL

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) comprising:a first sensor means for sensing a ring magnet;
a second sensor means for sensing the ring magnet;
a processing means for controlling current to at least one light emitting diode (LED) in response to movement and position of the ring magnet with respect to the first and second sensor means; and
a counter means for measuring pole transitions of the ring magnet, wherein the brightness of the at least one LED is related to the pole transitions.

US Pat. No. 9,999,106

DIMMING CIRCUIT, CONTROL CIRCUIT AND DIMMING METHOD

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A dimming circuit for adjusting the brightness of an LED load, the dimming circuit comprising:a) a primary controlled flyback converter having a primary-side circuit, a first secondary-side circuit, and a second secondary-side circuit;
b) a DC-DC converter coupled in a cascade arrangement with said second secondary-side circuit, wherein an output node of said DC-DC converter is coupled in series to an output node of said first secondary-side circuit;
c) a control circuit configured to control, according to a dimming signal that represents an expected output current of said dimming circuit, a power switch of said primary controlled flyback converter to adjust output voltages of said first and second secondary-side circuits, in order to adjust a power that is provided to said LED load;
d) a reference voltage adjustment circuit configured to adjust a reference voltage of said primary controlled flyback converter according to said dimming signal, wherein said reference voltage represents an expected output voltage of said primary controlled flyback converter; and
e) said control circuit being configured to control a power switch of said DC-DC converter according to said dimming signal, such that said DC-DC converter operates within a predetermined state range.

US Pat. No. 9,999,105

BACKLIGHT MODULE, CURVED-SURFACE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIGHT SOURCE ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR BACKLIGHT MODULE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module for providing a light source for a curved-surface display panel, comprising:an optical assembly at a side of a light-entering surface of the curved-surface display panel;
a light-emitting assembly at a side of the optical assembly away from the curved-surface display panel, and including a plurality of point light sources on a bottom plate; and
a control mechanism configured to control states of the point light sources of the light-emitting assembly at different regions of the bottom plate, so as to gradually change output light amounts of the light-emitting assembly at different regions of the bottom plate in accordance with a curved surface of the curved-surface display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,999,104

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device that supplies current to a plurality of light-emitting units connected in parallel and each including a solid-state light-emitting element, the lighting device comprising:a DC-to-DC converter;
a switch unit connected to the plurality of light-emitting units;
a plurality of capacitors each connected in parallel to a different one of the plurality of light-emitting units; and
a control circuit which controls the DC-to-DC converter and the switch unit,
wherein the DC-to-DC converter includes:
an inductor through which current from the DC-to-DC converter is provided to the plurality of light-emitting units; and
a first switch element connected in series with the inductor and which switches between an ON state and an OFF state, and
the control circuit includes:
a zero-crossing detector that detects that current flowing in the inductor has become substantially zero as a result of the first switch element switching to the OFF state, and outputs a zero current detection signal;
a switch controller that selects a single light-emitting unit from among the plurality of light-emitting units and controls the switch unit to cause the current from the DC-to-DC converter to be supplied to the single light-emitting unit when the first switch element subsequently switches to the ON state, each time the switch controller receives the zero current detection signal from the zero-crossing detector;
a parameter setter that receives a signal corresponding to the single light-emitting unit selected and a signal instructing at least one of dimming and toning, and sets, for each of the plurality of light-emitting units, a parameter corresponding to the current to be supplied to the light-emitting unit; and
a drive controller that controls the first switch element based on the parameter set by the parameter setter.

US Pat. No. 9,999,103

METHOD FOR DETECTING AN INFLUENCE OF MICROWAVES ON A MEASUREMENT VALUE OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR, COOKING APPLIANCE AND CORE TEMPERATURE PROBE

Topinox Sarl, (FR)

1. A method for interpreting an influence of microwaves on a measurement value of a temperature sensor of a core temperature probe of a cooking appliance, comprising the following steps: recording a plurality of measurement values of the temperature sensor, determining the slope of the course of the plurality of measurement values in at least one analysis interval which is in a predetermined relation to a switch-on time and/or a switch-off time of a microwave generator, determining whether the slope lies above or below a predefined threshold, interpreting the exceedance of the predefined threshold to the effect that the corresponding temperature sensor is not located in a food to be cooked and/or the core temperature probe is not correctly inserted into the food or into a receptacle provided for the same, when the slope has been determined from measurement values which have been recorded while the microwave generator was switched on.

US Pat. No. 9,999,102

INDUCTION HEATING APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An induction heating apparatus that heats a plate-like heating object having electrical conductivity and a thickness direction, using induction current generated inside the heating object, the apparatus comprising:a coil that is wound about a core and generates magnetic flux when alternating current is supplied thereto from a power source;
a core that is formed of a magnetic material capable of propagating the magnetic flux, and has one or more pairs of magnetic poles, with the magnetic poles in a pair having mutually opposite magnetic polarities, the one or more pairs of magnetic poles being arranged, on a pair basis, such that the magnetic poles in a pair sandwich therebetween both thickness-direction surfaces of the heating object, and the magnetic poles in a pair are located in a width-direction center portion of the respective both surfaces;
a first magnetic flux control element that shuts off or suppresses propagation of the magnetic flux in at least one of both surfaces of the heating object, the magnetic flux being generated from the magnetic poles, and flowing along the at least one surface toward both width-direction ends of the surface, while departing from the center portion; and
a second magnetic flux control element that is arranged near at least one end portion of the both width-direction ends of the heating object, and reduces an amount of the magnetic flux concentrated on the end portion.

US Pat. No. 9,999,101

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING THE INTACTNESS OF GROUND ELECTRODES IN THE BATH OF AN INDUCTION FURNACE AND INDUCTION FURNACE

ABP INDUCTION SYSTEMS GMB...

1. A method of operating an induction furnace that hasan induction furnace jacket with a refractory lining;
an induction coil surrounding the jacket;
a ground-fault detector with at least one bath ground electrode in the lower part of the refractory lining that extends through the furnace bottom, the method comprising steps of:
loading a charge of metal into the jacket and electrically energizing the coil to melt the charge in the jacket into a bath melt electrically contacting the ground electrode;
applying a low DC or AC current to an additional insulated electrode extending through the furnace bottom and in connection with the bath melt after melting of the charge, the current flowing from this electrode through the bath melt to the at least one bath ground electrode to ground,
after melting of the charge, measuring this current and comparing the measured current with a reference value, and
generating an alarm signal indicating a defect of the bath ground electrode and deenergizing the coil when the magnitude of the current drops below the reference value.

US Pat. No. 9,999,100

DC HEATER

CELL ID PTE LTD, Singapo...

1. A disposable PCR device comprising:a base sheet;
a top sheet having at least one sample collection opening and a transparent portion configured as a result window;
a microfluidic channel comprising a PCR chamber provided between the base sheet and the top sheet, the microfluidic channel configured to be in fluid connection with the at least one sample collection opening, a portion of the microfluidic channel downstream of the PCR chamber being viewable through the result window; and
a dc heater provided between the base sheet and the top sheet such that a discrete heating area of the dc heater is adjacent the PCR chamber, the dc heater comprising:
the discrete heating area made of a heat conductive material disposed on a surface that is electrically non-conductive; and
at least one conductive trace configured to be connected to a dc voltage source and to heat the discrete heating area to a uniform temperature when connected to the dc voltage source, the at least one conductive trace disposed in an undulating configuration on the surface at least partially around the discrete heating area.

US Pat. No. 9,999,099

HEATING ELEMENT AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A heat emitting body, comprising:a) a transparent substrate,
b) an electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern on at least one side of the transparent substrate, the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern defining boundary lines of a Voronoi diagram, and defining intersection points where two or more boundary lines intersect at an angle, each intersection point having a curved shape, wherein the curved shape is an arc closest to the intersection point, the arc being defined by adjusting a diameter that passes through a point on a line central to the intersection point and disposed at a predetermined distance from the intersection point based on the angle formed between the boundary lines that form the intersection point,
c) bus bars disposed at both ends of the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern, and
d) a power part connected to the bus bars,
wherein the curved shape at the intersection point has a radius of curvature which is 0.1 to 5 times of a line width of the boundary lines defined by the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern, and the line width of the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern is 30 micrometers or less,
wherein 10% or more of the Voronoi diagram defined by the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern comprises an area in which at least a line connecting a central point of one shape in the Voronoi diagram to a central point of an adjacent shape in the Voronoi diagram has a different length than any other line, and
wherein the Voronoi diagram is formed by Voronoi diagram generators and controlled so that a distribution of the Voronoi diagram generators per a unit area of 5 cm2 or less is uniform, and the Voronoi diagram generators have a distribution of 25 to 2,500/cm2 in a unit area of 5 cm2 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,999,098

BASE STATION AND SCHEDULING METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORK

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A base station, comprising:a transceiver, transmitting and receiving wireless signals by accessing a first wireless network and by accessing a second wireless network; and
a processor, coupled to the transceiver, wherein when a plurality of user equipments are connected to the base station and are in need of transmitting data through the first wireless network, the processor accesses the second wireless network to estimate a mean arrival rate of data to be transmitted through the first wireless network by the user equipments, determines a cluster size of the user equipments and divides the user equipments into a plurality of clusters according to the mean arrival rate, and notifies each said user equipment a number of the clusters and an identification of the cluster accommodating the user equipment through the second wireless network, wherein a number of the user equipments included in each said cluster is not greater than the cluster size of the user equipments; and
a storage device, coupled to the processor, and storing a first function, wherein the processor inputs the mean arrival rate to the first function and sets the cluster size of the user equipments to be equal to an output of the first function, wherein the first function is defined as a minimum value of at least one second function, and each of the second functions is generated according to an uplink transmission simulation of the user equipments, wherein
each of the second functions is generated according to a third function;
the third function corresponds the cluster size of the user equipments and the mean arrival rate to uplink throughputs of the user equipments; and
the second function corresponds the mean arrival rate to a maximum cluster size of the user equipments, wherein the maximum cluster size of the user equipments corresponds to a maximum uplink throughput which corresponds to the mean arrival rate in the third function.

US Pat. No. 9,999,097

METHOD OF RADIO BEARER ESTABLISHMENT IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A method of radio bearer establishment in dual connectivity, for a first base station in a wireless communication system, comprising:connecting to a communication device of the wireless communication system;
determining whether to establish or release at least a radio bearer for the communication device on at least a second base station;
transmitting a request message including information of the at least a radio bearer to be established or released on the at least a second base station, to the at least a second base station; and
receiving a response message including information about accepting or rejecting establishment or release for the at least a radio bearer on the at least a second base station, from the at least a second base station, wherein the response message includes information of at least one of identities of radio bearers to be accepted or rejected to be established or released, release acknowledgement, information related to configuration of radio bearers on the at least a second base station, and information related to connection setup to the at least a second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,999,096

WIRELESS AD-HOC SOCIAL NETWORKING

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:discovering, by one or more processors of a first wireless device, a plurality of wireless devices in an ad-hoc network of wireless devices;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a social interest characteristic associated with the first wireless device;
identifying, by the one or more processors, wireless devices of the plurality of wireless devices that are within a predefined number of hops from the first wireless device; and
enabling communications to be exchanged between the first wireless device and the wireless devices that share, the social interest characteristic with the first wireless device within the predefined number of hops from the first wireless device by identifying a communications pathway from the first wireless device to each of the wireless devices that shares, the social interest characteristic with the first wireless device within the predefined number of hops from the first wireless device, each communications pathway being through one or more of the plurality of wireless devices in the ad-hoc network of wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 9,999,095

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 of a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying a type of traffic for an application to be used in the UE;
in response to the identified type being data traffic triggered based on a user input, setting a value of an inactivity timer as a first value;
in response to the identified type being control traffic that occurs periodically regardless of the user input, setting the value of the inactivity timer as a second value less than the first value;
starting the inactivity timer; and
when the inactivity timer is expired, transmitting, to a radio network controller (RNC), a radio resource control (RRC) connection release indication message that requests to release an RRC connection between a base station (BS) and the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,999,094

WAKEUP SCHEDULE COORDINATION ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication, comprising:receiving, over a backhaul connection and via a first Radio Access Technology (RAT), an activation command configuring the first RAT for active operation on a shared communication medium;
generating an activity indicator based on the active operation of the first RAT; and
disabling, based on the activity indicator, one or more measurements scheduled to be performed on the shared communication medium in accordance with a second RAT and a corresponding wakeup schedule.

US Pat. No. 9,999,093

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR UPDATING CONNECTION PARAMETER OF LOW-POWER BLUETOOTH DEVICE

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for updating a connection parameter of a low-power Bluetooth device, wherein the method is performed by a Bluetooth remote control device that is communicatively connected with a controlled device, the method comprises:upon detection of a local switch of remote control modes, transmitting, to the controlled device, a prompt message indicating the local switch of remote control modes in the Bluetooth remote control device, such that a request for updating a connection parameter is generated by the controlled device based on the prompt message and transmitted to the Bluetooth remote control device, wherein a valid time for updating the connection parameter is carried in the request for updating the connection parameter, and is earlier than a default valid time;
monitoring, for every connection interval Connection Interval after the local switch of remote control modes, whether the request for updating the connection parameter transmitted by the controlled device is received locally;
upon detection of the request for updating the connection parameter, transmitting, to the controlled device, a response for agreeing to update the connection parameter; and
updating the connection parameter between the Bluetooth remote control device and the controlled device, when the valid time for updating the connection parameter arrives.

US Pat. No. 9,999,092

TECHNIQUES FOR DISCOVERY OF WI-FI SERIAL BUS AND WI-FI DOCKING SERVICES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:first circuitry to determine a service name of a wireless serial bus (WSB) service that supports one or more functions of a universal serial bus (USB) device, wherein the service name comprises a USB class and a USB subclass; and
second circuitry to modulate a message for wireless transmission in accordance with a service discovery mechanism of a Wi-Fi Direct Services (WFDS) framework, wherein the message comprises the service name for the WSB service that supports the one or more functions of the USB device.

US Pat. No. 9,999,091

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEGOTIATING GROUP MEMBERSHIP FOR AUDIO CONTROLLERS

1. A method for adding a second audio device into a wireless network comprising a wireless network router, a first audio device, and a controller application running on a controller device, comprising the steps of:receiving by a first audio device on the network notice that a second audio device not on the network is available;
providing a bridge network by the first audio device;
establishing a bridge channel between the first audio device and the second audio device via the bridge network;
providing network credentials to the second audio device over the bridge channel;
using the provided network credentials, establish a network connection for second audio device;
providing a DHCP request to the first audio device by the second audio device via the bridge network;
forwarding the DHCP request by the first audio device to the wireless network router via the wireless network;
receiving the provided network credentials by the first audio device from the wireless network router via the wireless network;
detecting, by the second audio device, the bridge network;
connecting, by the second audio device, to the bridge network;
notifying the controller application the first audio device has established a bridge channel with the second audio device; and
via a GUI on the controller application, requesting the user to initiate an audio device network handshake over the bridge channel.

US Pat. No. 9,999,089

FRAME NUMBER EXTENSION FOR LONG DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (DRX) CYCLES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wireless device configured to interact with a radio access network node, the 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:
receive, from the radio access network node, a set of bursts conveying Frame Number (FN) Extension information which indicates a multiplication factor for multiplying a time period spanned by a full cycle of Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) frame numbers which comprises a single hyperframe; and,
derive the FN extension information from phase information associated with the received set of bursts,
wherein the set of bursts are Synchronization Channel (SCH) bursts or Frequency Correction Channel (FCCH) bursts, and wherein the wireless device is operable in a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) system where extended coverage is needed and each set of the SCH bursts and the FCCH bursts is repeated a number of times to satisfy an extended coverage requirement while the phase information in the set of the SCH bursts and the FCCH bursts is acquired by the wireless device using less repetitions than the number of times each set of the SCH bursts and the FCCH bursts is repeated.

US Pat. No. 9,999,088

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER SAVING DURING IDLE TO CONNECTED MODE TRANSITIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of saving power in a user device that is operable in a discontinuous reception mode, the user device comprising a receiver circuitry, and the method comprising the steps of:turning off power to at least a part of the receiver circuitry during one or more predefined power down periods during a transition between an idle mode of operation and a connected mode of operation of the user device, wherein the transition is the period in time between the user device transmitting a preamble message and the user device transmitting an RRCConnectionReconfiqurationComplete message.

US Pat. No. 9,999,087

DETERMINING ROLE ASSIGNMENT IN A HYBRID MESH NETWORK

RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC., S...

10. A system for determining role assignment in a hybrid mesh network, the system comprising:a node communicatively connected to a gateway of the hybrid mesh network by an Ethernet connection and a wireless link, wherein the node is configured to:
send a message to the gateway via the Ethernet connection, the message requesting a response from the gateway; and
determine a path by which the node communicates information to the gateway based on the response from the gateway to the message and a detectable presence of a wired beacon on the Ethernet connection,
wherein the node is configured to determine to communicate with the gateway through an intermediate node in response to the wired beacon being detected by the node, and
wherein the node is configured to determine to communicate directly with the gateway without passing the information through any intermediate node in response to not detecting the wired beacon by the node, and
in response to the determining to communicate directly with the gateway, provide wireless access to a node pair of the hybrid mesh network, the node pair being connected by a respective Ethernet connection and a respective wireless link;
wherein the respective wireless link between the node pair is suspended based on a comparison of throughputs to the node, and
wherein the comparison of throughputs to the node indicates that a first node in the node pair has a higher throughput, and wherein the node is configured to provide wireless access to the first node in the node pair in response to the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,999,086

PACKET DATA TRANSFER RE-ESTABLISHMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method, performed in a radio base station, RBS, of reestablishing a data radio bearer, DRB, with a wireless device following radio link failure, the radio base station having pre-configured wireless device information, the method comprising:receiving a request for re-establishment of the radio link from the wireless device;
selecting one or more DRBs for re-establishment based on the pre-configured wireless device information;
transmitting a radio link re-establishment response to the wireless device comprising information about the selected one or more DRBs; and
receiving a re-establishment confirmation from the wireless device, confirming re-establishment of the selected one or more DRBs,
wherein the DRBs possible to re-establish without modifications are selected for re-establishment.

US Pat. No. 9,999,085

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control system for controlling communication of secondary usage nodes providing at least one or more second communication services using at least a part of a frequency band assigned to a first communication service, the communication control system comprising:a receiver configured to receive location information of at least one of the secondary usage nodes and access technique information indicating a radio access technique usable by at least one of the secondary usage nodes;
circuitry configured to identify at least two or more service areas of the one or more second communication services and determine whether a reconfiguration of at least one of the secondary usage nodes is necessary; and
a transmitter configured to transmit a message for the reconfiguration, the message including information indicating a power limit for at least one of the secondary usage nodes;
wherein the circuitry is further configured to identify the at least two or more service areas of the second communication services based on the received location information of the at least one of the secondary usage nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,999,084

ASSOCIATED DEVICE DISCOVERY IN IMS NETWORKS

Aylus Networks, Inc., We...

1. A method for a mobile device to act as a switch, the method comprising:a first mobile device,
creating a first data session between the first mobile device and a data network;
establishing a Personalized Area Network (PAN);
allowing one or more proximate devices to discover and register in the PAN;
creating one or more PAN sessions between one or more proximate registered devices and the PAN;
wherein, while the first data and PAN sessions are in progress, the first mobile device receives or makes circuit-switched voice calls utilizing a circuit-switched cellular network without disrupting the first session or PAN session.

US Pat. No. 9,999,083

AD-HOC PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS TO ACCESS VARIOUS SERVICES VIA A CELLULAR NETWORK

International Business ma...

1. A method for accessing a network, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, information related to a plurality of mobile devices, wherein information related the plurality of mobile devices includes information respectively associated with a mobile device that:
(i) indicates whether the respective mobile device has access to a wireless network;
(ii) identifies one or more protocols and related hardware of the respective mobile device to establish a secure, wireless peer-to-peer communication link to access the wireless network;
(iii) identifies an amount of bandwidth, associated with the respective mobile device, available for transmitting the one or more communications from a first device to the wireless network; and
(iv) identifies a location corresponding to the respective mobile device;
identifying, by the one or more computer processors, a request from a first device to utilize wireless communication capabilities of a second device to communicate with the wireless network;
in response to identifying the request from the first device to communicate with the wireless network, identifying, by the one or more computer processors, the second device from the plurality of mobile devices based on:
(i) information identifying the one or more peer-to-peer communication protocols respectively associated with the first device and another mobile device;
(ii) a location corresponding to the other mobile device; and
(iii) information indicating a fee respectively associated with utilizing the wireless communication capabilities of the other mobile device;
generating, by the one or more computer processors, a secure, wireless peer-to-peer communication link between the first device and the second device, wherein generating the secure wireless peer-to-peer communication link further comprising:
allocating, by the one or more computer processors, a portion of storage included in the second device to isolate communications associated with the first device; and
dictating, by the one or more computer processors, storage of one or more secure communications associated with the first device within the allocated portion of storage utilized to isolate communications associated with the first device;
receiving, by the one or more computer processors, to the second device, via the generated secure wireless peer-to-peer communication link, one or more communications from the first device;
establishing, by the one or more computer processors, a wireless communication link between the second device and the wireless network, wherein the wireless communication link between the second device and the wireless network includes a cellular communication link between the second device and a service provider associated with the second device; and
transmitting, by the one or more computer processors, one or more communications within the dictated storage within the second device, to the wireless network, via the wireless communication capabilities of the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,999,082

CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of controlling interference, the method comprising:receiving interference parameters, including an interference bias associated with a resource element k;
determining an interference measurement of the resource element k, the interference measurement associated with a first location;
calculating a maximum transmission power of the resource element k based at least in part on a calculation of:
ak(It?Im,k)?bk
wherein:
ak includes a path loss factor associated with the resource element k,
It includes an interference threshold,
Im,k includes the interference measurement of the resource element k, and
bk includes the interference bias associated with the resource element k; and
transmitting a transmission via the resource element, the transmission including a transmission power equal to or less than the maximum transmission power.

US Pat. No. 9,999,081

TERMINAL FOR SUPPORTING DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for device to device (D2D) communication by a source terminal, the method comprising:generating first information to be transmitted via the D2D communication;
transferring the first information from an upper layer to a lower layer of the source terminal via a D2D dedicated logical channel; and
transmitting the first information to a target terminal via the D2D communication,
wherein a first medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) for a buffer status report (BSR) of a cellular network takes priority over a second MAC CE for a D2D BSR of the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,999,080

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing a wireless device-to-device communication via a first device, the method comprising:discovering a second device supportive of the wireless device-to-device communication, wherein the first device is a mirroring server and the second device is a mirroring client;
receiving second network information of the second device, wherein the second network information includes cellular networks the second device is capable of connecting to and whether the second device supports MIMO;
receiving a group owner intent value of the second device from the second device; and
determining a group owner based on first network information of the first device and the second network information, including:
determining whether the first device is capable of connecting to a cellular network,
determining whether internet access is required by the first and second devices in order to operate;
if the first device is not capable of connecting to the cellular network, then assigning the second device as the group owner;
if the first device is capable of connecting to the cellular network and if the second device is capable of connecting to the cellular network, then assigning the second device as the group owner;
if the first device is capable of connecting to the cellular network and if the second device is not capable of connecting to the cellular network and internet access is required by the second device and the second device does not support MIMO, then assigning the first device as the group owner; and
if the first device is capable of connecting to the cellular network and if the second device is not capable of connecting to the cellular network and internet access is not required by the first device and internet access is not required by the second device, then assigning the second device as the group owner,
wherein the assigning one of the first device and the second device as the group owner includes setting one of the first device and second device that is the group owner to have a higher group owner intent value than the other of the first and second device by adjusting the group owner intent value of the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,999,079

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A communication device comprising:first circuitry configured to establish a wireless connection with a first communication device, in accordance with a communication request relating to data communication;
second circuitry configured to measure a communication environment of the communication device to acquire communication environment data; and
third circuitry configured to establish a logical connection with a second communication device relating to the communication request via the wireless connection and perform control so as to perform the data communication with the second communication device in accordance with the communication environment data, wherein
the third circuitry is configured to determine whether a first communication condition is satisfied based on the communication environment data, establish the logical connection when the first communication condition is satisfied, and not establish the logical connection when the first communication condition is not satisfied, and
the first communication condition defines tolerability against loss of information, error, or congestion in data communication.

US Pat. No. 9,999,078

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a first communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus and to share, with the external apparatus, a second communication parameter for establishing a communication with the external apparatus using a second communication unit that is different from the first communication unit;
an accepting unit configured to accept a user operation;
the second communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus using one of a first communication parameter that is set based on the user operation accepted by the accepting unit and the second communication parameter with the external apparatus by the first communication unit;
a holding unit configured to hold the first communication parameter used in the communication with the external apparatus using the second communication unit and the second communication parameter used in the communication with the external apparatus using the second communication unit; and
a control unit configured to control the holding unit, in the case where the holding unit holds the second communication parameter that is newly shared by the first communication unit, so as to hold the second communication parameter distinctly from the first communication parameter and hold the second communication parameter without overwriting the first communication parameter that is already held by the holding unit,
wherein the control unit, in response to a request from a user, presents the first communication parameter and the second communication parameter that are held by the holding unit to the user so that the first and second communication parameters are distinguishable with each other and reusable,
wherein, in a case where the first communication parameter is used in the communication with the external apparatus using the second communication unit, the second communication parameter is not used in the communication with the external apparatus using the second communication unit, and
wherein, in a case where the second communication parameter is used in the communication with the external apparatus using the second communication unit, the first communication parameter is not used in the communication with the external apparatus using the second communication unit.

US Pat. No. 9,999,077

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A control method for an information processing apparatus including a first communication unit configured to connect to and communicate with a communication apparatus by a first wireless communication method and a second communication unit configured to connect to and communicate with an access point by a second wireless communication method different from the first wireless communication method, the control method comprising:receiving a signal containing connection information for communicating with the communication apparatus by the first wireless communication method from the communication apparatus;
transmitting a request for starting communication by the first wireless communication method to the communication apparatus based on the signal, wherein after the request is transmitted, a connection between the first communication unit and the communication apparatus is established by the first wireless communication method; and
transmitting, by the first communication unit, information about the access point to which the second communication unit is connected to the communication apparatus to which the first communication unit is connected via the established connection,
wherein, in a case where the information about the access point to which the second communication unit is connected is received by the communication apparatus, the communication apparatus connects to and communicates with the access point to which the second communication unit is connected by the second wireless communication method, and
wherein, in a case where the communication apparatus is connected to the access point to which the second communication unit is connected by the second wireless communication method, the information processing apparatus carries out communication by the second communication unit with the communication apparatus via the access point to which the second communication unit is connected.

US Pat. No. 9,999,076

MOBILE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM USING A PRIORITIZED WIRELESS NETWORK COMMUNICATION METHOD

Real Imaging Technology C...

1. A surveillance applicable prioritized wireless networking communication system comprises at least a wireless communication device connecting to at least a wireless communication networking node for monitoring scenes, securing scene evidences and sending emergency data and alarms using a surveillance applicable prioritized wireless networking communication method comprising:acquiring security guard priority communication privilege for a wireless communication device by registering the wireless communication device with the surveillance applicable prioritized wireless network communication service provider;
storing a device identification number, Emergency Level Code and destination network addresses of a registered security guard wireless communication device in the service provider's data base accessible by wireless networking nodes;
checking the device identification number of a connection requesting device by the wireless communication networking node when receiving a connection request, and
granting the surveillance applicable prioritized wireless networking communication to the wireless communication device if the device identification number belongs to the registered security guard wireless communication device;
acknowledging the connection request from the registered security guard wireless communication device and at the same time initializing surveillance applicable prioritized communication process of a service node, comprising allocation of channel bandwidth and emergency data buffer space and locating proper back end services available in nearby area of the wireless communication networking node and the wireless communication device;
entering security guard state of the registered security guard wireless communication device, comprising allocating system resources, connecting to the service node, conducting data collection and scene analysis, selectively packing data into data packets and uploading the data packets to the service node when an Alarm Step is triggered, and updating the destination network addresses and Emergency Level Code within a header section of data packets if needed;
prioritizing a routing of uploaded data packets to the destination network addresses by the service node according to the priorities defined in Emergency Level Code, and storing the uploaded data packets into the emergency data buffer of the service node concurrently wherein, if the Emergency Level Code in the data packets indicates a Third Party Surveillance Provider or a Public Security Surveillance Center to be a destination, the networking node checks if the services of the Third Party Surveillance Provider or the Public Security Surveillance Center is available in the serving area of the service node, and if not, the wireless networking node routes optionally the data packets to applicable nearby Public Security Surveillance Centers as a highest priority.

US Pat. No. 9,999,075

PROGRAM EXECUTED IN TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER AND PROGRAM EXECUTED IN RECEIVER

NEC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS...

1. A receiver comprising:a receiving circuitry sequentially receiving a first radio frame having a first frame length and a second radio frame having a second frame length, wherein the first frame length represents header information of data to be transmitted, and the second frame length represents the data to be transmitted;
a first detecting circuitry detecting a beginning of the data to be transmitted based on the first frame length of the first radio frame;
a second detecting circuitry detecting the second frame length of the second radio frame based on a received radio wave of the second radio frame when the beginning of the data to be transmitted is detected; and
a decoding circuitry decoding the detected second frame length into a bit sequence representing the data to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,999,074

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN COOPERATIVE MULTI-POINT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for receiving channel state information (CSI)-reference signal (RS) by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving first information on a number of CSI-RS antenna ports of each port group and second information on a number of port from a base station;
when the number of port groups is 2 and the number of CSI-RS antenna ports of each port group is 8, deriving port numbers of 8 first CSI-RS antenna ports belonging to a first port group and 8 second CSI-RS antenna ports belonging to a second port group based on the first information and the second information;
when the number of port groups is 3 and the number of CSI-RS antenna ports of each port group is 4, deriving port numbers of 4 third CSI-RS antenna ports belonging to a third port group, 4 fourth CSI-RS antenna ports belonging to a fourth port group, and 4 fifth CSI-RS antenna ports belonging to a fifth port group, based on the first information and the second information; and
receiving the CSI-RS based on the derived port numbers.

US Pat. No. 9,999,073

SIGNALING ADAPTED CSI-RS PERIODICITIES IN ACTIVE ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

14. A network node, comprising:one or more processors, the one or more processors configured to:
group a plurality of antenna ports corresponding to a plurality of channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS) into at least a first CSI-RS antenna port group and a second CSI-RS antenna port group;
determine, based at least in part on one or more criteria, a first transmission periodicity for the first CSI-RS antenna port group and a second transmission periodicity for the second CSI-RS antenna port group;
configure one or more user equipment with a first channel state information (CSI) reporting periodicity for the CSI-RS corresponding to the first CSI-RS antenna port group and a second CSI reporting periodicity for the CSI-RS corresponding to the second CSI-RS antenna port group;
transmit, to the one or more user equipment, the CSI-RS corresponding to the antenna ports in the first CSI-RS antenna port group according to the determined first transmission periodicity;
transmit, to the one or more user equipment, the CSI-RS corresponding to the antenna ports in the second CSI-RS antenna port group according to the determined second transmission periodicity;
configure the one or more user equipment to report CSI feedback calculated using the first CSI-RS antenna port group;
determine a need for CSI feedback calculated using the first CSI-RS antenna port group and the second CSI-RS antenna port group; and
trigger the one or more user equipment to report CSI feedback calculated using the first CSI-RS antenna port group and the second CSI-RS antenna port group, wherein the one or more processors configured to trigger the one or more user equipment to report CSI feedback comprise one or more processors configured to transmit, to the one or more user equipment, one of a downlink grant and a medium access control element.

US Pat. No. 9,999,072

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN UPLINK SIGNAL, METHOD FOR RECEIVING AN UPLINK SIGNAL, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment configured with a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells comprising a secondary cell (SCell) group comprising one or more SCells and a primary cell (PCell) group comprising at least one PCell, an uplink signal to a base station, the method comprising:receiving, by user equipment from the base station, information that:
identifies an additional SCell as being a special SCell to be added into the SCell group; or
designates an existing SCell among the one or more SCells within the SCell group as being the special SCell,
wherein there is only one special SCell within the SCell group; and
transmitting, from the user equipment to the base station, a first uplink signal, including signaling for a random access procedure, channel quality information reporting, and acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) associated with the one or more SCells within the SCell group, through a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) on the special SCell,
wherein the special SCell of the SCell group is not the PCell of the PCell group.

US Pat. No. 9,999,071

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a communication interface configured to
communicate wirelessly with an access point via one of a plurality of channels at a first signal strength; and
circuitry configured to
obtain a position of the terminal device;
determine if wireless transmission channel restrictions apply to at least a first channel of the plurality of channels based on the position of the terminal device;
control communicating in a first state that complies with the wireless transmission channel restrictions if the wireless transmission channel restrictions apply based on the position of the terminal device; and
control communicating in a second state if the wireless transmission channel restrictions do not apply based on the position of the terminal device, wherein
the second state includes:
increasing the first signal strength for communicating via the one of the plurality of channels when the one of the plurality of channels is the at least first channel; and
maintaining the first signal strength for communicating via the one of the plurality of channels when the one of the plurality of channels is a channel of the plurality of channels other than the at least first channel.

US Pat. No. 9,999,070

INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network device, wherein the network device is applied to data transmission in a preset spectrum, the preset spectrum is a spectrum that occupies a spectrum resource for a limited time each time, and the network device comprises: a processor, a memory, a bus, and a transmitter, wherein the processor, the memory, and the transmitter are connected to each other by using the bus;the processor is configured to write a data retransmission identifier of a first carrier into a preset field of a physical downlink control channel, wherein the preset field comprises one or more of a carrier indicator (CIF) field, a new data indicator (NDI) field, and a resource block assignment (RBA) field, and the first carrier is a carrier in the preset spectrum;
the processor is further configured to generate a data scheduling instruction of the physical downlink control channel, wherein the data scheduling instruction of the physical downlink control channel is used to instruct to retransmit data that is on the first carrier;
the transmitter is configured to send, on a second carrier, the data scheduling instruction of the physical downlink control channel to a receiving device; and
the transmitter is further configured to send the data that is on the first carrier on the second carrier according to the data scheduling instruction of the physical downlink control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,999,069

MU-MIMO DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH SELECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for selecting a bandwidth for multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) communications, the method performed by a first wireless device and comprising:determining, during a medium access contention operation, whether one or more bandwidths are available;
transmitting, during a transmit opportunity (TXOP), a clear-to-send-to-self (CTS2S) frame on the bandwidth determined to be available;
selecting the bandwidth for the MU-MIMO communications based on the bandwidth used to transmit the CTS2S frames;
transmitting the MU-MIMO communications using the selected bandwidth;
determining, after the transmitting, a level of interference on the selected bandwidth;
comparing the level of interference with an interference value; and
selectively adjusting a bandwidth for subsequent MU-MIMO communications, based on the comparing, by dynamically adjusting the bandwidth for subsequent MU-MIMO communications based on a success or failure of one or more previous transmissions of MU-MIMO data when the level of interference does not exceed the interference value.

US Pat. No. 9,999,068

RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD AND DEVICE

BEIJING NUFRONT MOBILE MU...

1. A resource scheduling method, comprising:scheduling resources according to a transmission demand; and
configuring a frame structure which has an unfixed frame length and matches with the scheduled resources;
wherein
at least a preamble sequence and a system information channel are configured in the frame structure; the preamble sequence is used to realize synchronization; the system information channel is used to carry the information indicating the frame structure, when there is a demand on uplink transmission, uplink transmission resources are scheduled according to the demand on uplink transmission, to configure an uplink transmission channel in the frame structure, and when there is a demand on downlink transmission, downlink transmission resources are scheduled according to the demand on downlink transmission, to configure a downlink transmission channel in the frame structure;
and wherein
when there is the demand on uplink transmission, a downlink sounding channel and a channel quality information (CQI) feedback channel are configured in the frame structure, where the downlink sounding channel is used by a circuit access point (CAP) to send a downlink sounding signal to a station (STA), and the CQI feedback channel is used by the STA to feed back downlink CQI measured according to the downlink sounding signal to the CAP; and when scheduling the uplink transmission resources according to the demand on uplink transmission, uplink CQI is determined according to the downlink CQI fed back by the STA based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the uplink transmission resources are scheduled in combination with the uplink CQI; or,
when there is the demand on uplink transmission, a downlink sounding channel, a CQI feedback channel and a CSI feedback channel are configured in the frame structure, where the downlink sounding channel is used by the CAP to send a downlink sounding signal to the STA, the CQI feedback channel is used by the STA to feed back downlink CQI measured according to the downlink sounding signal to the CAP, and a channel status information (CSI) feedback channel is used by the STA to feed back downlink CSI measured according to the downlink sounding signal to the CAP; and when scheduling the uplink transmission resources according to the demand on uplink transmission, uplink CQI is determined from the downlink CQI fed back by the STA and uplink CSI is determined from the downlink CSI fed back by the STA based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the uplink transmission resources are scheduled in combination with the uplink CQI and the uplink CSI; or,
when there is the demand on uplink transmission, an uplink sounding channel, a downlink sounding channel and a CQI feedback channel are configured in the frame structure, where the uplink sounding channel is used by the STA to send an uplink sounding signal to the CAP, the downlink sounding channel is used by the CAP to send a downlink sounding signal to the STA, and the CQI feedback channel is used by the STA to feed back downlink CQI measured according to the downlink sounding signal to the CAP; and when scheduling the uplink transmission resources according to the demand on uplink transmission, the uplink sounding signal is measured on the uplink sounding channel to calculate uplink channel status information CSI, uplink CQI is determined according to the downlink CQI fed back by the STA based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the uplink transmission resources are scheduled in combination with the uplink CQI and uplink CSI; or,
when there is the demand on uplink transmission, the uplink sounding channel, a downlink sounding channel and a CSI feedback channel are configured in the frame structure, where an uplink sounding channel is used by the STA to send an uplink sounding signal to the CAP, the downlink sounding channel is used by the CAP to send a downlink sounding signal to the STA, and the CSI feedback channel is used by the STA to feed back downlink CSI measured according to the downlink sounding signal to the CAP; and when scheduling the uplink transmission resources according to the demand on uplink transmission, the uplink sounding signal is measured on the uplink sounding channel to calculate uplink channel quality information CQI, uplink CSI is determined according to the downlink CSI fed back by the STA based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the uplink transmission resources are scheduled in combination with the uplink CQI and the uplink CSI; or
when there is the demand on downlink transmission, an uplink sounding channel used by the STA to send an uplink sounding signal to the CAP is configured in the frame structure; and when scheduling the downlink transmission resources according to the demand on downlink transmission, the uplink sounding signal is measured on the uplink sounding channel to calculate uplink CQI, downlink CQI is determined based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the downlink transmission resources are scheduled in combination with the determined downlink CQI; or,
when there is the demand on downlink transmission, an uplink sounding channel used by the STA to send an uplink sounding signal to the CAP is configured in the frame structure; and when scheduling the downlink transmission resources according to the demand on downlink transmission, the uplink sounding signal is measured on the uplink sounding channel to calculate uplink CQI and uplink CSI, downlink CQI and downlink CSI are obtained based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the downlink transmission resources are scheduled in combination with the downlink CQI and the downlink CSI; or,
when there is the demand on downlink transmission, an uplink sounding channel, a downlink sounding channel and a CQI feedback channel are configured in the frame structure, wherein the uplink sounding channel is used by the STA to send an uplink sounding signal to the CAP, a downlink sounding channel is used by the CAP to send the downlink sounding signal to the STA, and the CQI feedback channel is used by the STA to feed back downlink CQI measured by the downlink sounding signal to the CAP; and when scheduling the downlink transmission resources according to the demand on downlink transmission, the uplink sounding signal is measured on the uplink sounding channel to calculate uplink CSI, downlink CSI is determined based on uplink and downlink reciprocity, and the downlink transmission resources are scheduled according to the downlink CSI and the downlink CQI fed back by the STA.

US Pat. No. 9,999,067

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for configuring subframes in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving an uplink-downlink configuration from a base station,
wherein the uplink-downlink configuration indicates each of a plurality of subframes in a frame to any one of a downlink subframe, a special subframe and an uplink subframe, and
wherein the special subframe includes a downlink pilot time slot (DwPTS), a guard period (GP) and an uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS);
receiving frame configuration information from the base station;
configuring each of the plurality of subframes in the frame to any one of a downlink subframe, a special subframe and an uplink subframe based on the uplink-downlink configuration and the frame configuration information; and
communicating with the base station using the configured subframes,
wherein a subframe indicated as a downlink subframe or a special subframe by the uplink-downlink configuration cannot be indicated as an uplink subframe by the frame configuration information, and
wherein a subframe indicated as an uplink subframe by the uplink-downlink configuration can be indicated as a downlink subframe by the frame configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,999,066

METHOD AND DEVICE OF RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS FOR SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENTS IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) in device to device (D2D) communications, comprising:obtaining parameters indicating available resources for scheduling assignments (SAs);
determining a plurality of SA resource patterns based on the parameters, wherein each SA resource pattern identifies distinct resources, within the available resources, that can be allocated for one or more SAs related to a single user equipment (UE);
autonomously selecting an SA resource pattern from the determined plurality of SA resource patterns; and
transmitting and/or receiving SAs using the autonomously selected SA resource pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,999,065

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENFORCING PRIORITIZED BIT RATE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for enforcing, by a user equipment (UE) which is connected to both a master eNodeB (MeNB) and a secondary eNodeB (SeNB) in dual connectivity, a prioritized bit rate (PBR) in a wireless communication system, wherein the UE is connected to the MeNB via a first media access control (MAC) entity and connected to the SeNB via a second MAC entity, the method comprising:receiving a PBR for each of a plurality of radio bearers (RBs) in which uplink (UL) data is transmitted through the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity;
receiving a division reference, which includes a ratio of the PBRs applied to the first MAC entity to the PBRs applied to the second MAC entity;
dividing the PBRs by the ratio in the division reference;
allocating the divided PBRs to a transmitting resource for the first MAC entity or the second MAC entity, respectively;
allocating valid RBs to a remaining transmitting resource for the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity based on an absolute priority rule, upon allocating the divided PBRs to the transmitting resource; and
generating at least one MAC protocol data unit (PDU) by applying the allocated PBRs to at least one MAC entity indicated by the division reference,
wherein the division reference includes a MAC entity identifier indicating the at least one of the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity, to which the divided PBR is applied.

US Pat. No. 9,999,064

WIRELESS CROSS-CONNECT SWITCH

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An enclosure comprising:a plurality of wireless beamforming transceivers arranged around a perimeter of the enclosure, each connected to a respective computing device, wherein the plurality of transceivers are directed inward;
a plurality of port controllers, each in communication with a respective wireless transceiver, configured to analyze data streams to and from the respective wireless transceiver; and
an arbiter, in communication with all of the port controllers and with the transceivers, configured to control a beam direction and to control whether the transceivers transmit or receive at a given time in accordance with packet destination information and scheduling information from the port controllers, wherein the plurality of wireless beamforming transceivers are configured to transmit data from a transmitter to a corresponding receiver by a wired connection if an angle of a beamforming direction is lower than a minimum angle.

US Pat. No. 9,999,063

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR D2D DISCOVERY IN AN LTE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), comprising:processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:
decode signaling with device-to-device (D2D) discovery configuration information, the discovery configuration information including a discovery resource pool with a set of subframes;
encode a D2D discovery signal for an initial transmission during a discovery period and using a subframe from the set of subframes in the discovery resource pool, wherein a probability that the UE is configured to transmit the discovery signal is based on a transmission probability factor from an evolved Node-B (eNB) serving a cell associated with the UE; and
cause additional transmissions of the discovery signal using at least another subframe of the set of subframes in the discovery resource pool, wherein each transmission of the additional transmissions is performed using at least two physical resource blocks per slot associated with the at least another subframe; and
memory, the memory coupled to the processing circuitry and configured to store the transmission probability factor.

US Pat. No. 9,999,062

CHANNEL FEEDBACK PRECEDING DOWNLINK DATA TRANSMISSIONS IN CELLULAR IOT SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a base station, comprising:transmitting a message to a user equipment (UE), wherein the message indicates a first dedicated resource for downlink transmission, and the first dedicated resource is associated with a scheduled downlink transmission to the UE;
receiving an information message from the UE on a second dedicated resource for uplink transmission that is based on the first dedicated resource for downlink transmission, the information message being used for transmitting the scheduled downlink transmission that was scheduled before the information message was received; and
transmitting the scheduled downlink transmission after receiving the information message from the UE, wherein the transmission is based on the received information message.

US Pat. No. 9,999,061

RADIO RESOURCE ADAPTATION METHOD AND ASSOCIATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A radio resource adaptation method between uplink and downlink for two-way communications between a first communication device and a second communication device, comprising:receiving, by the first communication device, fed-back information in an unused part of radio resource allocated to a second communication link from the second communication device to the first communication device, the fed-back information enabling utilization efficiency enhancement of radio resource allocated to a first communication link from the first communication device to the second communication device, wherein the fed-back information indicates at least one of:
signal measurements or link quality of a corresponding data transmission measured at the second communication device, or both; and
interference information of the corresponding data transmission detected at the second communication device, in a case where the first communication device is a base station and the second communication device is a user equipment; and
re-transmitting, by the first communication device, a signal needed for re-transmission for the corresponding data transmission based on the fed-back information, on the radio resource of the first communication link; wherein the re-transmitting includes transmitting data with an adjustable target error rate, which is adjusted according to an amount of unused part of a radio resource of the second communication link.

US Pat. No. 9,999,060

RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A radio control system comprising:a first base station forming a first communication area;
a second base station forming a second communication area included in the first communication area;
a detection unit that detects a communication quality between the second base station and a communication terminal present in the second communication area; and
a control unit that controls a ratio of a radio resource where data transmission is limited in the first base station, based on the communication quality,
wherein the detection unit detects, as the communication quality, a number of occurrences of Radio Link Failure (RLF).

US Pat. No. 9,999,059

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WIRELESS WIDE BAND SYSTEM IN AN INTERFERENCE ENVIRONMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for synchronization, comprising:obtaining interference information of a network;
selecting at least one channel based at least in part on the interference information;
transmitting resource information through the at least one channel,
wherein the resource information indicates a resource allocation determined based at least in part on the interference information; and
wherein the position of the at least one channel is indicated by a synchronization sequence; and
adaptively updating the position of the at least one channel and the resource information in response to a change of the interference information detected by continuous spectrum sensing.

US Pat. No. 9,999,058

CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT FOR WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORKS

Firetide, Inc., Campbell...

1. A method comprising:ascertaining how many external neighbor access points there are for a particular one of a plurality of internal access points, at least in part by examining information provided in control messages, the internal access points enabled to participate in a wireless network on at least one channel of a plurality of channels;
computing topological metrics based at least in part on communication topology of the internal access points, the topological metrics comprising at least some results of the ascertaining; and
determining, based at least in part on the topological metrics, assignments of the plurality of channels to each of the internal access points.

US Pat. No. 9,999,057

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MECHANISM THEREOF

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A method of resource allocation implemented in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by an orchestrator, at least one resource allocation instruction;
generating, by the orchestrator, a remote radio head (RRH) resource allocation request, a fronthaul (FH) resource allocation request, and a baseband unit (BBU) resource allocation request, in response to the at least one resource allocation instruction;
transmitting, by the orchestrator, the RRH resource allocation request to an RRH pool, the FH resource allocation request to an FH network, and the BBU resource allocation request to a BBU pool;
allocating, by an RRH controller of the RRH pool, an RRH resource in response to the RRH resource allocation request and transmitting RRH allocation information of the allocated RRH resource to the orchestrator;
allocating, by an FH controller of the FH network, an FH network resource in response to the FH resource allocation request and transmitting FH allocation information of the allocated FH network resource to the orchestrator;
allocating, by a BBU controller of the BBU pool, a BBU resource in response to the BBU resource allocation request and transmitting BBU allocation information of the allocated BBU resource to the orchestrator; and
establishing, by the orchestrator, a data path including at least one RRH in the RRH pool, the FH network and at least one BBU in the BBU pool, in response to the RRH allocation information, the FH allocation information and the BBU allocation information.

US Pat. No. 9,999,056

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR COMMUNICATION RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. An integrated circuit comprising,circuitry, which, in operation:
controls reception of assignment information indicating resource blocks, each of which being formed of consecutive subcarriers in a frequency domain, allocated according to one of a plurality of resource allocations including:
a resource allocation allocating Distributed Virtual Resource Blocks (DVRBs), where a pair of DVRBs assigned with a single resource block number are mapped to Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs) with a variable gap in the frequency domain, the variable gap is an integer multiple of an applicable Resource Block Group (RBG) size defined as a number of one or more consecutive resource blocks forming one RBG, and the variable gap is dependent on both an applicable system bandwidth and the applicable RBG size; and
a resource allocation allocating one or more RBGs; and
decodes data based on the assignment information.

US Pat. No. 9,999,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECTED ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF DYNAMIC CHANNEL SELECTION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

1. A system, comprising:a standalone multi-channel dynamic frequency selection (DFS) master device configured to generate spectral information associated with a plurality of 5 GHz communication channels for a device in communication with the standalone multi-channel DFS master device, wherein the spectral information is location-tagged and time-stamped; and
a cloud intelligence device configured to receive the spectral information via a network device, integrate the spectral information with other spectral information to generate integrated spectral information, and determine a communication channel for the device that is selected from the plurality of 5 GHz communication channels based at least on the integrated spectral information.

US Pat. No. 9,999,054

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING RADIO FRAME INCLUDING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WLAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a radio frame to a plurality of Stations (STAs) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:generating a frame including a signaling field and a data field; and
transmitting the generated frame to the plurality of STAs,
wherein the signaling field includes a first signaling field (SIG A field) including control information for frame interpretation and a second signaling field (SIG B field) including control information individually for each of the plurality of STAs and common control information for the plurality of STAs, the second signaling field includes a first block including the common control information for the plurality of STAs, and a second block including the control information individually for each of the plurality of STAs, and
wherein the second signaling field is transmitted repeatedly on a 40-MHz basis in an 80-MHz band, and the control information and the common control information of the second signaling field is encoded independently in each 20-MHz band of a specific 40 MHz band.

US Pat. No. 9,999,053

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING RESOURCES OF RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of configuring frequency domain resources of a random access channel in a base station of a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining an indicator value indicating a location of an offset value designating a location of a first random access channel among a plurality of random access channels;
determining an index of radio resource blocks to which the plurality of random access channels are allocated by using the offset value, the indicator value, and a frequency resource index of each of the plurality of random access channels such that the radio resource blocks of the plurality of random access channels are symmetrical to each other in available uplink radio resource blocks, using an equation; and
allocating the plurality of random access channels to locations corresponding to the determined index of the radio resource blocks;
wherein a distribution of a number of the plurality of random access channels, when the location of the offset value is an upper region of indices of available uplink radio resource blocks, is symmetrical with a distribution of a number of the plurality of random access channels when the location of the offset value is a lower region of the indices of the available uplink radio resource blocks,
and the equation is

wherein floor(x) returns a largest integer among integers smaller than or equal to a parameter x, fRA denotes the frequency resource index of each of the random access channels, NRBRA denotes a number of radio resource blocks occupied by one random access channel, nPRBoffsetRA denotes the offset value, ERPRBoffsetRA denotes the indicator value, and nPRBRA denotes the index of the radio resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,999,052

SELECTING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COMPONENT CARRIER FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION BASED ON CARRIER GROUP DELAY VARIATION, INSERTION LOSS, AND OTHER CARRIER ATTRIBUTES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:in a wireless network comprising a plurality of carriers, wherein each carrier has a group delay, a group delay variation, and an insertion loss, a base station determining whether a requirement exists to transmit data between a UE and the base station via a carrier aggregation transmission, wherein the carrier aggregation transmission comprises a transmission of data via an aggregation of two or more component carriers selected from the plurality of carriers in the wireless network;
in response to determining that a requirement exists to transmit data between the UE and the base station via a carrier aggregation transmission, the base station selecting a primary component carrier and one or more secondary component carriers from the plurality of carriers for the carrier aggregation transmission, wherein the selection is based at least in part on one or more of (i) each carrier's group delay, wherein a carrier's group delay comprises a measure of a time delay of subcarriers of the carrier as the carrier propagates through one or more radio frequency (RF) filters at the base station, (ii) each carrier's group delay variation, wherein a carrier's group delay variation comprises a measure of a time difference between time delays of different subcarriers of the carrier as the carrier propagates through the one or more RF filters at the base station, or (iii) each carrier's insertion loss, wherein a carrier's insertion loss comprises a measure of a loss in signal power resulting from the carrier propagating through the one or more RF filters at the base station; and
after selecting the primary and secondary component carriers for the carrier aggregation transmission, the base station allocating the primary and secondary component carriers to the carrier aggregation transmission, informing the UE of the allocation, and executing the carrier aggregation transmission according to the allocation.

US Pat. No. 9,999,051

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

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

8. A wireless communication method, comprising:controlling a transceiver to wirelessly communicate according to a first frequency;
controlling the transceiver to wirelessly communicate according to a second frequency different from the first frequency;
generating, by processing circuitry of a wireless communication apparatus, a learning signal based on the second frequency;
controlling the transceiver to wirelessly communicate the learning signal;
acquiring response information responding to the transmitted learning signal;
generating, by the processing circuitry, preliminary information according to a communication schedule that is set to perform a plurality of wireless communications simultaneously without causing interference between the plurality of wireless communications; and
controlling the transceiver to transmit the preliminary information to a plurality of wireless devices, wherein
the plurality of wireless communications are according to the second frequency, and
the preliminary information includes
communication timings of the plurality of wireless communications,
a beam pattern for the plurality of wireless communications, and
transmission power information for the plurality of wireless communications according to the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,999,050

RESOLUTION METHOD FOR CONFLICT OF FIRING PHASE ALLOCATION IN BIO-INSPIRED DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. A method of solving a conflict of a firing phase allocation in a bio-inspired distributed wireless resource allocation, the method comprising:(a) selecting a reference firing phase having a preset degree of allocation-available space, on the basis of firing phase allocation information within a received firing message, when a newly-entered node attempts the firing phase allocation;
(b) calculating changeable positions of the reference firing phase and a succeeding firing phase of the reference firing phase under assumption set based on the firing phase allocation information; and
(c) setting a space between the changeable positions as an allocation-available range and allowing the newly-entered node to be allocated with an arbitrary firing phase within the allocation-available range.

US Pat. No. 9,999,049

AVOIDING UNNECESSARY PROTOCOL DATA UNIT (PDU) TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a receiving node, comprising:receiving protocol data units (PDUs) at a network layer from one or more transmitting nodes using a link associated with each respective transmitting node;
detecting one or more missing PDUs based, at least in part, on sequence numbers of the received PDUs;
starting a timer based on the detection of the one or more missing PDUs; and
in response to expiration of the timer, and without receiving the one or more missing PDUs before the expiration of the timer, notifying a lower network layer that the one or more missing PDUs are received.

US Pat. No. 9,999,048

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SERVICE DATA, TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A terminal comprises:a transmitter configured to send a transmission attribute of the terminal to a base station,
wherein the transmission attribute indicates whether the terminal supports transmission by a transmission time interval (TTI) bundle extended transmission manner, a terminal category or a TTI bundling capability supported by the terminal and the transmission attribute is used to determine a TTI bundling transmission policy of the terminal, and
wherein the TTI bundling transmission policy is at least one of (a) a maximum value of a quantity of resource blocks, (b) a maximum value of a size of a transport block, (c) a quantity of TTIs in a TTI bundle and (d) a time length of a round trip time (RTT) in a TTI bundle;
a receiver configured to receive a TTI bundling transmission indication from the base station;
a processor configured to determine a TTI bundling transmission policy of the terminal according to the transmission attribute of the terminal; and
wherein the transmitter is further configured to send service data to the base station in a TTI bundling transmission manner according to the TTI bundling transmission policy of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,999,047

COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...


wherein an uplink subframe n corresponding to “4,F” belongs to the first-type uplink subframe, “4,F” indicates that a downlink subframe corresponding to the uplink subframe n is a fourth subframe prior to a subframe n on the TDD carrier, an uplink subframe n corresponding to “4” belongs to the second-type uplink subframe, “4” indicates that a downlink subframe corresponding to the uplink subframe n is the fourth subframe prior to a subframe n on the TDD carrier, and n is any element in a set {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}.

US Pat. No. 9,999,046

SECTOR LEVEL SWEEP FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE MULTIPLE OUTPUT COMMUNICATIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of an initiator station (STA), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to be coupled to a first plurality of antennas, the processing circuitry configured to:
transmit, to one or more responder STAs including one of (1) a plurality of responder STAs and (2) only a single responder STA including a second plurality of antennas, an enhanced sector sweep (ESSW) frame for each of a plurality of transmit (TX) sectors, wherein each of the plurality of TX sectors correspond to a weight vector for the first plurality of antennas, each ESSW frame including a sector sweep (SSW) packet appended with a plurality of receive training units to simultaneously beamforming train all of the (1) plurality of responder STAs or (2) the second plurality of antennas:
receive, from the one or more responder STAs, an enhanced SSW feedback (SSW-FB) frame, each enhanced SSW-FB frame indicating a TX sector of the plurality of TX sectors and a receive (RX) sector of a corresponding STA of the one or more STAs to be used in communication between the initiator STA and the responder STA, and including a plurality of transmit training units; and
transmit one or more SSW acknowledgement (SSW-ACK) frames to the one or more responder STAs to verify the TX sector and RX sector to use for communication based on the received TX sector, RX sector, and the plurality of transmit training units of the enhanced SSW-FB frame.

US Pat. No. 9,999,045

MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORK AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT NODE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A wireless network management method for a wireless network, the wireless network management method including:evaluating a length parameter of a slotframe by considering an advertisement requirement and/or a data transmission requirement of the wireless network;
adjusting the length parameter of the slotframe to be relatively prime to a total number of available channels, including adding a blank timeslot into the slotframe step by step, until the length parameter of the slotframe is relatively prime to the total number of available channels; and
assigning at least one timeslot within the slotframe for matching the advertisement requirement and/or the data transmission requirement, and advertising a timeslot assignment of the slotframe.

US Pat. No. 9,999,044

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CARRIER ACTIVATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for establishing time alignment by a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, medium access control (MAC) control information for activating a secondary cell (SCell);
activating the SCell based on the MAC control information;
determining whether a timer associated with a timing advance group to which the SCell belongs is running, the timer being used to control the timing advance group to be uplink time aligned;
transmitting a random access preamble on the SCell if the timer is not running; and
receiving a random access response message including timing advance information.

US Pat. No. 9,999,043

TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING OVERHEAD IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

IPR Licensing, Inc., Wil...

1. A mobile device configured to receive and transmit data in allocated time intervals, wherein each time interval includes at least one forward link control channel and a forward link shared channel, the mobile device comprising:a receiver configured to receive control information in the at least one forward link control channel of a first time interval, wherein the control information is associated with forward link shared channel allocations of resources and reverse link shared channel allocations of resources;
the receiver further configured to receive data based on the control information indicating that forward link shared channel resources are allocated to the mobile device; and
a transmitter configured to transmit data, based on the control information indicating that reverse link shared channel resources are allocated to the mobile device, in a second time interval that is a fixed number of time intervals after the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,999,042

SMALL CELL RESOURCE ALLOCATION

British Telecommnications...

1. A method of allocating a Resource Block (RB) to a transmission between a small cell and a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:a) generating a value using a quasi-random, low-discrepancy, number generator;
b) associating the value with the RB; and
c) allocating the RB to the transmission between the small cell and the UE,
wherein a plurality of RBs are to be allocated to the transmission between the small cell and the UE, such that the method further comprises:
d) determining if a count of RBs allocated to the transmission between the small cell and the UE is less than the plurality of RBs to be allocated; and
e) if the count of RBs is less than the plurality of RBs to be allocated, repeating the generating, the associating, and the allocating for one of the plurality of RBs not yet allocated.

US Pat. No. 9,999,041

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION OF CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in an apparatus, the method comprising:transmitting configuration information regarding a downlink control information message for a physical uplink shared channel transmission;
sending the downlink control information message on a physical downlink control channel in a first subframe to a user equipment, the downlink control information message indicating a plurality of resource assignments in a second subframe for an uplink carrier from which the user equipment selects one resource assignment for transmission on the uplink carrier, where the downlink control information message is cyclic redundancy check scrambled by a radio network temporary identifier that is indicated via higher layers that are higher than a physical layer; and
receiving, from the user equipment, a data packet on the physical uplink shared channel in a resource of a selected resource assignment in the second subframe on the uplink carrier, where the selected resource assignment is selected from the plurality of resource assignments.

US Pat. No. 9,999,040

DOWNLINK SIGNAL TRANSCEIVING METHOD AND DEVICE, IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ANTENNA PORT RELATIONSHIP

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving data by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, one or more physical downlink shared channel resource element mapping (PDSCH RM) parameter sets each including information on a specific subframe set;
receiving, by the UE, downlink control information (DCI) scheduling transmission of PDSCH data; and
receiving, by the UE, the PDSCH data in a subframe that is scheduled by the DCI,
wherein when the subframe belongs to the specific subframe set, the PDSCH start symbol index corresponds to an equation k=min (KThreshold, K), and
wherein ‘k’ is the PDSCH start symbol index, ‘KThreshold’ is a predetermined threshold, ‘K’ is one of given values including a first value from the one or more PDSCH RM parameter sets and a second value from a physical control format indication channel (PCFICH), and ‘min (KThreshold, K)’ denotes a minimum value among ‘KThreshold’ and ‘K’.

US Pat. No. 9,999,039

SEMI-PERSISTENT SCHEDULING FOR ENHANCED MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving signaling that indicates a configuration for semi-persistent scheduling (SPS);
receiving a downlink control message that activates the SPS;
determining a coverage enhancement level for resources assigned by the SPS based at least in part on the configuration or the downlink control message;
receiving a second downlink control message that comprises a dynamic assignment of resources;
determining that the resources assigned by the dynamic assignment overlap with the resources assigned by the SPS; and
communicating with a base station on the resources assigned by the SPS according to the coverage enhancement level and based at least in part on the dynamic assignment of resources.

US Pat. No. 9,999,038

REMOTE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A system, comprising:communication circuitry that facilitates operations, comprising:
receiving a plurality of signals operating in a plurality of cellular bands, the plurality of signals modulated according to a plurality of signaling protocols;
frequency shifting the plurality of signals without modifying the plurality of signaling protocols by mixing a plurality of carrier wave signals with the plurality of signals to generate a plurality of frequency-shifted signals;
combining the plurality of frequency-shifted signals with at least one reference signal;
generating a transmission based on the plurality of frequency-shifted signals and the at least one reference signal; and
directing the transmission wirelessly to a first remote antenna system of a distributed antenna system, the at least one reference signal enabling the first remote antenna system to reduce signal distortion when reconverting a first frequency-shifted signal of the plurality of frequency-shifted signals to a first signal of the plurality of signals in a first cellular band of the plurality of cellular bands.

US Pat. No. 9,999,037

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING FLOW RATE OF TRANSMISSIONS RECEIVED BY A DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining, in response to detecting a trigger condition, a proposal to adjust feedback provided to a base station (BS) in order to adjust a flow rate of transmissions received at the UE from the BS;
adjusting the feedback based on the proposal and at least one additional condition, wherein adjusting the feedback comprises adjusting the feedback based on a determination, by the UE, of a channel quality indicator (CQI) offset applied by the base station; and
transmitting the adjusted feedback to the BS.

US Pat. No. 9,999,036

BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, TERMINAL APPARATUS AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives from a communication partner apparatus a first downlink control signal over a basic downlink component carrier and a second downlink control signal over another downlink component carrier, wherein the first downlink control signal includes uplink resource allocation information related to a resource allocation of an uplink component carrier and first downlink resource allocation information related to a resource allocation of the basic downlink component carrier, and the second downlink control signal includes second downlink resource allocation information related to a resource allocation of the another downlink component carrier, wherein for the first downlink control signal when a number of uplink information bits necessary to transmit the uplink resource allocation information is different from a number of downlink information bits necessary to transmit the first downlink resource allocation information, zeros are appended by the communication partner apparatus to a smaller one of the uplink resource allocation information and the first downlink resource allocation information until a payload size of the smaller one equals a payload size of a larger one, and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) bits are further added by the communication partner apparatus to the uplink resource allocation information and the first downlink resource allocation information; and
a decoder which, in operation, uses the payload size of the larger one of the uplink resource allocation information and the first downlink resource allocation information in decoding processing of the first downlink control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,999,035

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) through a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining transmission power to be applied to the PUCCH; and
transmitting at least one type of UCI through the PUCCH using the transmission power,
wherein the transmission power is determined based on a PUCCH format dependent value, and
wherein:
when the UE transmits acknowledgement/not-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information and periodic channels state information (CSI) through a PUCCH format 3,
if a total sum of the ACK/NACK information and the periodic CSI is larger than 11 bits, the PUCCH format dependent value is determined as Equation 1 given below, and
if a total sum of the ACK/NACK information and the periodic CSI is equal to or smaller than 11 bits, the PUCCH format dependent value is determined as Equation 2 given below,
h(nCQI, nHARQ, nSR)=(nHARQ+nSR+nCQI?1)/3  [Equation 1]
h(nCQI, nHARQ, nSR)=(nHARQ+nSR+nCQI?1)/2,  [Equation 2]
in Equations 1 and 2 given above,
h(nCQI, nHARQ, nSR) represents the PUCCH format dependent value,
nHARQ represents a number of bits of the ACK/NACK information,
nCQI represents a number of bits of the periodic CSI, and
nSR is 1 or 0.

US Pat. No. 9,999,034

UPLINK MULTI-USER-MIMO WITHOUT CLIENT ASSISTANCE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a first wireless access point:
selecting two or more of a plurality of client devices based on similarity of receive signal strength and carrier frequency offset with respect to the first wireless access point;
sending a downlink multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission to the two or more of the plurality of client devices, the transmission configured to solicit acknowledgments from the two or more of the plurality of client devices;
receiving the acknowledgments from the two or more of the plurality of client devices; and
performing uplink multi-user MIMO processing of the acknowledgments from the two or more of the plurality of client devices to recover the acknowledgments respectively from each of the two or more of the plurality of client devices.

US Pat. No. 9,999,033

METHOD FOR CALCULATING AND REPORTING A BUFFER STATUS AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system comprising a first base station (BS) and a second BS, the method comprising:receiving a data transmission ratio and an offset value from at least one of the first BS and the second BS;
triggering a first buffer status report (BSR) and a second BSR based on the data transmission ratio;
transmitting at least one of the first BSR and the second BSR, in which the first BSR is transmitted to the first BS and/or the second BSR is transmitted to the second BS;
starting a timer when the transmitting is performed;
updating the data transmission ratio based on the offset value, when a first uplink (UL) grant is not received from the first BS and a second UL grant is received from the second BS during a run time of the timer for the first BS;
updating the first BSR and the second BSR based on the updated data transmission ratio; and
transmitting the updated first BSR to the first BS and the updated second BSR to the second BS,
wherein the offset value indicates a ratio of the updated transmission ratio to the transmission ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,999,032

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING AND RESELECTING AN UPLINK PRIMARY CARRIER

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method, implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), for multi-carrier operations, the method comprising:transmitting feedback information pertaining to a downlink-synchronization channel (DL-SCH) on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) of one of multiple uplink component carriers (UL CCs) on a condition that PUSCH transmission is occurring on at least one of the multiple UL CCs on a current subframe; and
transmitting the feedback information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) of a predetermined one of the multiple UL CCs on a condition that no PUSCH transmission by the WTRU is occurring on any of the multiple UL CCs on the current subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,999,031

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO BASE STATION, AND MOBILE STATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication method comprising:transmitting, with a first MOBILE STATION, a data signal to a RADIO BASE STATION through a RADIO BASE STATION interface set between the first MOBILE STATION and the RADIO BASE STATION;
transmitting, with the first MOBILE STATION, a data signal to a second MOBILE STATION through an inter-MOBILE STATION interface set between the first MOBILE STATION and the second MOBILE STATION;
transmitting, with the first MOBILE STATION, a first buffer status report indicating an amount of data retained in a transmission buffer corresponding to a logical channel in the RADIO BASE STATION interface to the RADIO BASE STATION;
transmitting, with the first MOBILE STATION, a second buffer status report indicating an amount of data retained in a transmission buffer corresponding to a logical channel in the inter-MOBILE STATION interface to the RADIO BASE STATION; and
determining, with the RADIO BASE STATION, which the buffer status report is, the first buffer status report or the second buffer status report, based on predetermined information included in the received buffer status report.

US Pat. No. 9,999,030

RESOURCE PROVISIONING METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource provisioning method applied to a distributed data center system with at least two data centers, the method comprising:receiving, by a first data center, a resource request message, wherein the first data center is any data center that receives the resource request message in the distributed data center system, and the resource request message comprises a tenant identifier and a resource template identifier;
obtaining, by the first data center, resource template information according to the tenant identifier and the resource template identifier, wherein the resource template information includes a network resource specification parameter;
obtaining, by the first data center, a destination data center list according to the resource template information and the tenant identifier, wherein the destination data center list comprises the first data center and a second data center;
creating, by the first data center, a virtual network according to the tenant identifier and a network name in the network resource specification parameter, wherein creating the virtual network comprises:
1) determining, by the first data center through analyzing the resource template information, one or more destination data center for which a virtual subnet needs to be created, wherein the one or more destination data center includes the first data center;
2) creating, by the first data center, the virtual subnet according to the tenant identifier, the identifier of the virtual network, and a subnet name in the network resource specification parameter; and
3) synchronizing, by the first data center, information about the virtual subnet to the second data center in the destination data center list, wherein the information includes the tenant identifier, the subnet name, and identifiers of the virtual network and the virtual subnet;
sending, by the first data center, a request to the second data center for creating a virtual machine and adding the virtual machine to the virtual network, wherein the request includes a virtual machine specification identifier indicating one or more virtual machine specification; and
receiving, by the first data center, an identifier (ID) of the virtual machine from the second data center.

US Pat. No. 9,999,029

INTER-BASE STATION DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:sending, by a primary base station, a data transmission parameter to a secondary base station;
sending, by the primary base station in a downlink data transmission process, downlink data to the secondary base station according to the data transmission parameter, and further sending the downlink data to a user equipment through the secondary base station according to the data transmission parameter;
receiving, by the primary base station, acknowledgement information fed back by the user equipment, wherein the acknowledgement information is also fed back to the secondary base station, and a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) retransmission is performed by the secondary base station; and
reducing, by the primary base station when the acknowledgement information is Negative Acknowledgement (NACK), a speed of sending the downlink data to the secondary base station.

US Pat. No. 9,999,028

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:establishing, by a first base station, a first Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity for a first radio bearer between the first base station and a user equipment;
sending, by the first base station,
first configuration information to a second communications node, and
second configuration information to the user equipment, so as to establish a second radio bearer between the second communications node and the user equipment,
wherein the first configuration information comprises configuration information of a second PDCP entity of the second communications node,
the second configuration information comprises configuration information of a fourth PDCP entity of the user equipment,
the first radio bearer corresponds to the first PDCP entity and a third PDCP entity of the user equipment, and
the second radio bearer corresponds to the second PDCP entity and the fourth PDCP entity;
sending, by the first base station,
fourth configuration information to the second communications node, so as to establish a third bearer between the first base station and the second communications node, and
information to the second communication node to indicate an association relationship between the second radio bearer and the third bearer,
wherein the association relationship is used to associate the second radio bearer with the third bearer; and
using, by the first base station,
the third bearer and the second radio bearer to transmit at least a part of data of service data between the first base station and the user equipment,
wherein the first PDCP entity of the first base station and the second PDCP entity of the second communications node perform joint processing on the at least a part of data, and
the first PDCP entity, of the first base station performs a sequence number processing function on the service data.

US Pat. No. 9,999,027

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN PACKET MODE IN A MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A mobile station, wherein:said mobile station being adapted to send toward a network, depending on needs of the mobile station, a packet-mode resource request, said packet-mode resource request being one of at least two types corresponding to different transfer modes that the mobile station supports, wherein a first type corresponds to a first transfer mode that indicates GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and a second type corresponds to a second transfer mode that indicates EGPRS (Enhanced General Packet Radio Service),
wherein the needs of the mobile station include one of user data transfer needs and signaling data transfer needs, and
further wherein when said mobile station has signaling data transfer needs for at least one of a page response, a cell update, or Mobility Management signaling, said packet-mode resource request indicates EGPRS mode and specifies the signaling data transfer needs.

US Pat. No. 9,999,026

DECIDING TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a communication device based on channel state information and an amount of data buffered at the communication device, an initial scheduling decision about one or more transmission parameters for a transmission from said communication device to an access network or another communication device via radio resources managed by an access network, the one or more transmission parameters including information relating to an amount of resources for the transmission;
communicating the initial scheduling decision to said access network or said another communication device; and
receiving, by the communication device from said access network or said another communication device, an indication of a final scheduling decision about the transmission parameters for said transmission from said communication device to said access network or another communication device, the final scheduling decision indicating a change to one or more of the transmission parameters as compared to the initial scheduling decision;
wherein the method further comprises:
sending, by the communication device to said access network or another communication device, priority information indicating a priority status for the initial scheduling decision, the priority information to be used by said access network or another communication device to prioritize initial scheduling decisions received from different communication devices;
wherein the initial scheduling decisions are prioritized in response to a resolution of a conflict, based on the priority status of the initial scheduling decision, between the initial scheduling decision received from the communication device and the one or more other initial scheduling decisions from one or more other communication devices to change the one or more transmission parameters of the initial scheduling decision for the final scheduling decision.

US Pat. No. 9,999,025

BEACON USING AN FBAR-BASED OSCILLATOR

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A system comprising:a sensor;
a transceiver coupled to the sensor, the transceiver comprising:
an oscillator circuit comprising a thin-film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) configured to generate an RF signal;
a prescaler generating a clock signal based on the RF signal;
a packetizer using the clock signal to generate a data signal comprising one or more data packets, wherein the data signal is used to directly modulate the RF signal; and
an antenna configured to broadcast the one or more data packets by broadcasting the modulated RF signal;
a controller comprising a processor programmed to:
broadcast, by the antenna, a first data packet on a wireless channel, wherein the first data packet is a first packet of a broadcast event;
receive, at the antenna, a second data packet transmitted on the wireless channel, wherein the second data packet is a second packet of the broadcast event;
responsive to receiving the second data packet, perform an action associated with the broadcast event; and
responsive to the action, transmit, by the antenna, a third data packet on the wireless channel, wherein the third data packet is a third packet of the broadcast event.

US Pat. No. 9,999,024

EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE (EMBMS) STREAMING LOSS CONTROL IN A RADIO SHARING CONCURRENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY (RAT) CAPABLE MOBILE DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method implemented on a mobile communication device for managing tune-aways by a radio frequency (RF) resource supporting a first subscription to support a second subscription, comprising:determining, by a device processor of the mobile communication device, an amount of data lost in transmission to the mobile communication device via the first subscription; and
providing, by the device processor to a tune-away management unit in communication with a modem processor, the amount of data lost, wherein the amount of data lost is used by the tune-away management unit to determine whether to block a tune away of the RF resource from the first subscription to the second subscription based on whether the amount of data lost is greater than a first data loss threshold and less than a second data loss threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,999,023

COORDINATION OF CAPACITY AND COVERAGE OPTIMIZATION OF SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A self-organizing network (SON) coordination apparatus, comprising:a conflict detection circuit to receive first operational information from a capacity and coverage optimization (CCO) circuit and to receive second operational information from an energy savings management (ESM) or a cell outage compensation (COC) circuit, wherein the CCO circuit and the ESM circuit or the COC circuit are associated with an eNodeB (eNB), the eNB to communicate with the conflict detection circuit; the conflict detection circuit to determine a conflict between the first operational information of the CCO circuit and the second operational information of the ESM circuit or the COC circuit; and
a conflict resolution circuit to resolve a conflict between the first operational information of the CCO circuit and the second operational information of the ESM circuit or the COC circuit;
wherein the first operational information of the CCO circuit comprises a status indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,999,022

PAGING EXTENSION FOR ENHANCED COVERAGE GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE (EC-GSM)

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A radio access network (RAN) node configured to interact with a plurality of wireless devices, the RAN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the radio access network node is operable to:
transmit, to the plurality of wireless devices, a message which comprises at least the following: (i) a page mode field which includes information indicating one or more coverage classes for which one or more paging messages were available for transmission during a time interval but were not transmitted to the plurality of wireless devices; and (ii) a used_downlink_coverage_class field which includes information indicating a coverage class associated with the transmitted message.

US Pat. No. 9,999,021

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROVIDING NOTIFICATION BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electroncis Co., ...

1. A portable communication device comprising:communication circuitry;
a touch screen; and
a processor adapted to:
displaying a background screen;
receive, using the communication circuitry, first information related to a first application;
generate a first notification based at least in part on the first information;
receive, using the communication circuitry, second information related to a second application;
generate a second notification based at least in part on the second information;
display, using the touch screen, a page including at least part of the first notification and at least part of the second notification, in response to a gesture received with respect to the background screen after displaying the background screen;
identify an input received with respect to the at least part of the first notification or the at least part of the second notification displayed as part of the page;
display, using the touch screen, at least part of the first information based at least in part on a determination that the input is received with respect to the at least part of the first notification; and
display, using the touch screen, at least part of the second information based at least in part on a determination that the input is received with respect to the at least part of the second notification.

US Pat. No. 9,999,020

DOWNLINK DATA TRANSFER METHOD AND LOCATION UPDATE PROCEDURE EXECUTION METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

5. A Serving Gateway (S-GW) comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller that:
controls the transceiver to transmit a Downlink Data Notification (DDN) message to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) and a Serving General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Supporting Node (SGSN) when downlink data arrives at a wireless device in a state where an Idle mode Signaling Reduction (ISR) is activated,
controls the transceiver to receive a message indicating a refusal of the DDN from any one of the MME and SGSN when the wireless device cannot receive the downlink data since it is in a power saving mode (PSM), and
controls the transceiver to transmit a paging stop request message to any one of the MME and SGSN upon receiving the message indicating the refusal of the DDN,
wherein when the message indicating the refusal of the DDN is received from the MME, the paging stop request message is transmitted to the SGSN, and when the message indicating the refusal of the DDN is received from the SGSN, the paging stop request message is transmitted to the MME.

US Pat. No. 9,999,019

WEARABLE DEVICE AND METHOD OF SETTING RECEPTION OF NOTIFICATION MESSAGE THEREIN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A portable device comprising:a wireless communicator configured to receive, from a wearable device via wireless communication, information regarding a notification setting; and
a controller configured to identify an event and to determine, based on the received information, whether to transmit a notification to the wearable device in response to the identified event,
wherein the notification setting is a setting, input by a user, of whether or not to receive, by the wearable device from the portable device, notifications corresponding to the event based on an attribute of the event.

US Pat. No. 9,999,018

FORMING CARRIER AGGREGATION TIMING ADVANCE GROUPS IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus of an eNodeB operable to maintain timing advance groups (TAGs) in a heterogeneous network (HetNet), the apparatus comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:form, at the eNodeB, a timing advance group (TAG) for one or more serving cells when a same timing advance applies to the one or more serving cells;
map, at the eNodeB, each of the one or more serving cells to the TAG using radio resource control (RRC) signaling from the eNodeB; and
assign, from the eNodeB, a timing advance group identifier (TAG ID) to the one or more serving cells mapped to the TAG, wherein a separate timing advance timer is maintained at a user equipment (UE) for each TAG for a selected period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,999,017

NEIGHBOR AWARE NETWORK CLUSTER CHANGE FOR NEIGHBOR AWARE NETWORK DATA LINK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
communicate with one or more members of a group, that includes the apparatus, according to a first data communication window (DCW) timeline having a first offset relative to a first clock associated with a first network cluster,
detect a beacon associated with a second network cluster, wherein the beacon comprises timing information of a second clock associated with the second network cluster,
determine whether to initiate a move of the group to the second network cluster,
generate a frame to initiate the move of the group to the second network cluster, if the determination is to initiate the move, the frame comprising a first indication of the timing information of the second clock, and
determine, based on the timing information of the second clock, a second DCW timeline for occurrence of DCWs for communicating data by members of the group after the move; and
an interface configured to output the frame for transmission and communicate with one or more members of the group according to the second DCW timeline.

US Pat. No. 9,999,016

STATUS REPORT POLLING TO AVOID HFN DE-SYNCHRONIZATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) transmitting data to a network, the method comprising:setting a poll bit in a PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol) PDU (Protocol Data Unit) to a first value to request a status report including a second FMN (First Missing Number) from the network, if a predetermined number of PDCP SDUs (Service Data Units) are transmitted after a PDCP SDU corresponding to a first FMN; and
transmitting the PDCP PDU to the network,
wherein the UE does not transmit a PDCP SDU with a PDCP SN (sequence number) which satisfies a condition [PDCP SN>=first FMN+(Maximum_PDCP_SN+1)/2] until the second FMN is received.

US Pat. No. 9,999,015

METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENT FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of detecting a synchronization signal for D2D (device-to-device) communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from another D2D UE, repeatedly of a predetermined number, a synchronization signal on a synchronization signal transmission period for the D2D communication;
accumulating an energy of the repeatedly received synchronization signal; and
detecting the synchronization signal from the another D2D UE using the energy of the accumulated synchronization signal,
wherein the synchronization signal is configured with at least one synchronization sequence generated based on a first root index according to a synchronization reference identifier (ID).

US Pat. No. 9,999,014

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PHASE SYNCHRONIZATION, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for controlling phase synchronization, comprising:receiving a first physical cell identifier (PCI) reported by a base station that is in a measurement mode;
allocating a second PCI different from the first PCI to a base station that is in a non-measurement mode;
allocating, according to the second PCI, a different measurement reference signal to the base station that is in the non-measurement mode;
determining a path from a non-reference base station to a preset reference base station, and obtaining a first phase difference between every two adjacent base stations on the path by using different measurement reference signals;
obtaining a second phase difference between the preset reference base station and the non-reference base station according to the first phase difference; and
adjusting a non-reference phase of the non-reference base station to a reference phase of the preset reference base station according to the second phase difference.

US Pat. No. 9,999,013

TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE-DRIVEN METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING WIRELESS DEVICES WITH A COMPUTING DEVICE

Mimio, LLC, Lawrencevill...

1. A method for synchronizing a centralized computing device with camera-equipped wireless computing devices to facilitate interactive education activities within a wireless network, comprising:displaying, via a centralized computing device, a two-dimensional code containing configuration parameters comprising network configuration parameters and centralized computing device configuration parameters;
receiving, at the centralized computing device, a connection request from the camera-equipped wireless computing devices based on an audience response application extracting the configuration parameters from the two-dimensional code and connecting to the wireless network; and
establishing a direct connection with the camera-equipped wireless computing devices for synchronizing the camera-equipped wireless computing devices with the centralized computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,999,012

METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

9. A device in a wireless communication system, the device comprising:circuitry configured to:
send information indicating a position of a synchronization subframe and a radio frame having been used for sending a synchronization signal by a source cell where the device locates to a target cell, so as to determine a usable synchronization subframe position configurable for both the source cell and the target cell; and
configure the source cell according to the usable synchronization subframe position to send a synchronization signal, thereby synchronizing with the target cell,
wherein the target cell performs synchronization with the source cell being a synchronization source, and
wherein the first cell corresponds to a first cell cluster associated with a first operator and the second cell corresponds to a second cell cluster associated with a second operator different from the first operator.

US Pat. No. 9,999,011

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BLUETOOTH AND WLAN TRAFFIC SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SAME WIRELESS NETWORK DEVICE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A wireless network device, comprising:a Bluetooth device configured to (i) establish a network of Bluetooth client stations, and (ii) output, prior to a start of Bluetooth data transmission between the Bluetooth device and the Bluetooth client stations, a synchronization signal including a synchronization pulse, wherein the synchronization pulse indicates the start of the Bluetooth data transmission; and
a wireless local area network device located in the wireless network device with the Bluetooth device, the wireless local area network device configured to (i) establish a network of wireless local area network client stations, (ii) receive, over a wired connection, from within the wireless network device, the synchronization signal including the synchronization pulse from the Bluetooth device, and (iii) transmit, at a predetermined time subsequent to receiving the synchronization signal, a beacon to the wireless local area network client stations, wherein the beacon instructs the wireless local area network client stations, based on the synchronization pulse, when to begin wireless local area network data transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,999,010

SYSTEM AND METHODS OF TIME SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN WIRELESSLY CONNECTED DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a station (STA) comprising:a transceiver arranged to communicate with a responding STA (RSTA); and
processing circuitry arranged to:
configure the transceiver to transmit to the RSTA at least one of a Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) request or FTM trigger frame;
capture a Time Synchronization Function (TSF) value of the STA, the TSF being of a time the at least one of the FTM request or FTM trigger frame is transmitted to the RSTA as determined by the STA;
configure the transceiver to receive from the RSTA an FTM frame in response to the RSTA receiving the at least one of the FTM request or FTM trigger frame, the FTM frame comprising an RSTA TSF value of a time the at least one of the FTM request or FTM trigger frame was transmitted by the STA; and
adjust the STA TSF dependent on the difference between the RSTA TSF value and the STA TSF value to synchronize to the RSTA TSF value,
wherein the FTM frame comprises a burst duration and a burst period, the burst duration indicating a time during which a plurality of FTM responses are to be transmitted from the RSTA to the STA, the burst period indicating a period between adjacent burst durations.

US Pat. No. 9,999,009

SIMULTANEOUS UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for use in a communication system including (i) an access point having a plurality of antennas, and (ii) a plurality of communication devices, wherein a multiple-input, multiple output (MIMO) communication channel corresponds to the plurality of antennas of the access point and respective antennas of the plurality of communication devices, the method comprising:generating, at the access point, a synchronization data unit to be transmitted by the access point to the plurality of communication devices, wherein the synchronization data unit (i) is for scheduling subsequent simultaneous transmission of a plurality of data units by communication devices among the plurality of communication devices, and (ii) specifies respective sets of spatial streams, among a plurality of spatial streams, that respective communication devices among the plurality of communication devices are to use when transmitting respective data units among the plurality of data units;
receiving, at the access point, a signal via the plurality of antennas, wherein the signal corresponds to the plurality of data units transmitted simultaneously from the respective communication devices among the plurality of communication devices via the respective sets of sets of spatial streams;
generating an estimate of the MIMO communication channel using i) a plurality of training fields included in a first portion of the signal and ii) a matrix that indicates a mapping of the plurality of training fields over the plurality of spatial streams, wherein respective submatrices of the matrix correspond to the respective communication devices; and
decoding data in a second portion of the signal using the estimate of the MIMO communication channel, wherein the data in the second portion of the signal corresponds to data included in the plurality of data units.