US Pat. No. 9,967,998

SERVER RACK ARCHITECTURE THAT FACILITATES REDUCED CURRENT DENSITY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A server rack, comprising:vertically stacked first and second shelves, wherein the first shelf is located above the second shelf;
a vertical bus secured to the back side of the server rack, located substantially at the center of the server rack, and configured to distribute power to a plurality of sets of power supply units, each set of power supply units located next to and associated with a corresponding shelf in the server rack;
a first horizontal bus conductively coupled to the vertical bus at approximately its center and conductively coupled to a first set of power supply units; and
a second horizontal bus conductively coupled to the vertical bus at approximately its center and conductively coupled to a server located on the first shelf and equidistant from first and second sides of the server rack;
wherein the first set of power supply units comprises at least two power supply units that are separated and located on left and right sides of the server and each distribute power to the server through the vertical bus and the first and second horizontal buses.

US Pat. No. 9,967,996

SERVER CHASSIS

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server chassis, comprising:a tray, the tray including a bottom plate, two opposite side walls extending from an edge of the bottom plate, a sliding latch being protrudingly disposed at an outer side of each of the side walls;
two inner rails, each of the two inner rails being disposed at the outer side of the corresponding one of the two side walls, each of the inner rails including a through slot corresponding to the sliding latch, the through slot extending longitudinally along the inner rail, the sliding latch being inserted in the through slot to be movable along the through slot; and
two outer rails, the two outer rails receiving the two inner rails respectively, each of the inner rails being movable outwardly from one end of the corresponding outer rail,
wherein a block flexible arm is disposed on the outer side of at least one of the side walls.

US Pat. No. 9,967,995

SINGLE ACTION DIN RAIL LATCH

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An electronics module comprising:a housing including a rear face comprising a recess adapted to receive an associated mounting rail, said recess comprising first and second opposite edges;
a latch assembly connected to said housing and adapted for selectively releasably securing said housing an associated mounting rail located in said recess, said latch assembly comprising:
a first latch portion movably connected to said housing and comprising a locking tab adapted to capture a first associated DIN rail flange in said recess;
a second latch portion movably connected to said housing adjacent said first latch portion and comprising a second locking tab adapted to capture a second associated DIN rail flange in said recess;
said first and second latch portions linearly movable relative to each other to and between: (i) a latched configuration where said first and second latch portions are located in respective latched positions in which said first and second locking tabs project respectively beyond said first and second opposite edges of said recess and partially obstruct said recess; and (ii) an unlatched configuration where said first and second latch portions are located in respective unlatched positions in which said first and second locking tabs are spaced farther apart from each other as compared to the latched configuration;
first and second springs, wherein said first spring exerts a biasing force on said first latch portion that urges both said first and second latch portions in a first direction relative to said housing when said first and second latch portions are located in said unlatched configuration, and wherein said second spring exerts a biasing force that urges said first latch portion in said first direction and urges said second latch portion in a second direction that is opposite said first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,967,992

PCB FIXING MECHANISM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) fixing mechanism, comprising a back plate, a PCB mounted on back plate, annular conducting foam binding the PCB, a conductive adhesive located between the annular conducting foam and the back plate, a PCB hood to covering the PCB at an upper side of the back plate;wherein the annular conducting foam is bonded to the back plate with the conductive adhesive, and the PCB fit in the annular conducting foam is fixed on the back plate;
the PCB comprises a grounding region, the annular conducting foam and the PCB grounding region of the PCB are electrically connected; and
a gap between a top of the PCB hood and the PCB is less than a thickness of a portion of the annular conducting foam that is located between the PCB hood and the PCB in an un compressed condition, such that the PCB grounding is enhanced by compressing the annular conducting foam with the PCB hood.

US Pat. No. 9,967,990

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a housing having a display surface face and a back surface face that face each other and side faces therebetween, having an accommodation space therein, and having an opening on the display surface face;
an electronic device contained in the accommodation space,
wherein the housing is configured of a first member and a second member and has a device insertion opening on at least one opposing face of the first member or the second member; and
a center chassis contained in the housing together with the electronic device, in which an end part surface of the center chassis facing a first side of the sides contacts a surface of the first side,
wherein at least one of the first member or the second member is configured as a single piece without use of a fastener which extends continuously from a peripheral edge of the display surface face through the side faces and through the back surface face thereof so as to include an entirety of the side faces and the back surface face such that when the electronic device is contained in the accommodation space the at least one first member or the second member entirely covers the portion of the electronic device contained therein from the peripheral edge of the display surface face through the side faces and through the back surface face thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,967,988

RETENTION SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Henge Docks LLC, Arlingt...

1. A retention system for an electronic device, the retention system comprising:a substantially flat surface for receiving the electronic device;
a cutout in surface, the cutout in the surface sized in approximate proportions to allow an adult human finger to pass therethrough;
a retention pad on the flat surface, the retention pad having an interface surface for retaining the electronic device;
a design on the interface surface, the design comprising a plurality of adhesive portions and a plurality of non-adhesive portions;
a first side of the design;
a second side of the design opposite the first side; and
wherein a density of adhesive portions is less than a density of non-adhesive portions on the first side than the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,967,958

LIGHT UNIT WITH BUILT IN ANTENNA

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting unit comprising:a solid state lighting element;
a base part which houses driver circuitry for the solid state lighting element;
an upper housing which forms a light mixing chamber over the solid state lighting element; and
a loop-shaped antenna,
wherein the upper housing comprises retaining members which hold the loop-shaped antenna, wherein the upper housing comprises a reflective inner wall at least where it defines the mixing chamber and said solid state lighting element is inside said reflective inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,968,019

COMPONENT FEEDING DEVICE, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A component feeding device comprising:a first drive sprocket for transporting a component feeding tape; and
a second drive sprocket arranged on a downstream side beyond the first drive sprocket, wherein
a first backlash that is a clearance of meshing with a power transmission portion of the first drive sprocket is larger than a second backlash that is a clearance of meshing with a power transmission portion of the second drive sprocket.

US Pat. No. 9,968,018

COMMISSIONING OF A BUILDING SERVICE SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Method of adjusting at least one sensor of installed building service sensors of a building service system, the method comprising the step of:automatically adjusting a sensor coverage area of said at least one sensor, the adjusting of the sensor coverage area of each sensor of said at least one sensor being based on information on a position of the sensor relative to at least one other sensor of the installed building service sensors,
wherein each of said at least one sensor comprises at least one switchable element comprising a plurality of liquid crystal display elements, said plurality of liquid crystal display elements disposed between an input sensing element of said sensor and the sensor coverage area of the sensor, for masking sensor input of said sensor, and the step of automatically adjusting a sensor coverage area comprises controlling the at least one switchable element of each of said at least one sensor in order to adjust the sensor coverage area of the sensor, and
wherein in each sensor of said at least one sensor, the plurality of liquid crystal display elements are arranged in at least a two-dimensional pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,968,017

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING TUBE

FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTE...

1. An electromagnetic shielding tube for an electric car through which an electric wire can be inserted comprising;an inner layer made of resin,
a metal layer formed on the periphery of the inner layer, and
an outer layer made of resin formed on the periphery of the metal layer, wherein
the electromagnetic shielding tube is a composite tube, with laminated layers of the inner layer, the metal layer and the outer layer, wherein each layer comprises a straightforward tube,
the bonding strength between the inner layer and the metal layer is stronger than the bonding strength between the metal layer and the outer layer,
the thickness of the inner layer is thicker than the thickness of the outer layer, and
the metal layer is made by forming a strip-shaped member into a cylinder, butting both ends of the strip-shaped member without forming a lapped part, and bonding the butted part by welding, and
the resin of the inner layer has a higher adhesion property with the metal layer than the resin of the outer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,968,015

CASES HAVING SELECTABLE RF SHIELDING

1. A case comprising,a housing,
a shielding enclosure disposed within the housing; and
a slidable member;
wherein the slidable member is configured to be moved, relative to the shielding enclosure, between a first position and a second position, when in the first position, the slidable member covering one or more windows in the shielding enclosure so as to substantially block radio frequency energy from passing through the one or more windows, and when in the second position the slidable member aligning one or more openings in the slidable member with the corresponding one or more windows in the shielding enclosure to permit radio frequency energy to pass through the one or more aligned openings; and
wherein the slidable member and the shielding enclosure include RF shielding material except for the opening, which does not include RF shielding material.

US Pat. No. 9,968,011

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY UPDATED THERMAL OPTIONS BASED ON THERMAL STATE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system comprising:a temperature sensor configured to sense an inlet ambient temperature associated with an
information handling system;
a cooling subsystem comprising at least one cooling fan configured to generate a cooling
airflow in the information handling system; and
a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the temperature sensor and the cooling subsystem and configured to, based on determined values of parameters that include the inlet ambient temperature, a maximum power consumption level of the information handling system, a maximum airflow rate capable of being generated by the at least one cooling fan, and a hardware configuration of the information handling system, calculate a lowest possible maximum exhaust temperature indicative of the lowest exhaust temperature that is achievable for the information handling system based on the values of the parameters;
wherein the system is configured to present thermal control options to a user based on the calculated lowest possible maximum exhaust temperature, the thermal control options including at least one of:
selection of a maximum exhaust temperature of the information handling system; or
selection of a desired difference between an exhaust temperature of the information handling system and the inlet ambient temperature; and
wherein the system is further configured to alter a speed of the at least one cooling fan based on the user selecting at least one of the thermal control options.

US Pat. No. 9,968,010

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING FLEXIBLE CHASSIS BLOCK RADIATORS

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

1. An Information Handling System (IHS) comprising:at least one liquid cooled (LC) node comprising a node enclosure provisioned with at least one heat-generating component and an internal liquid cooling system of conduits comprising at least one node supply conduit connected for fluid transfer to at least one LC node intake port and at least one node return conduit connected for fluid transfer to at least one node output port;
a liquid handling (LH) block comprising:
a first transfer conduit having at least one node-receiving intake port sealably engaged for fluid transfer to the at least one node intake port of the at least one LC node and having at least one supply connection;
a second transfer conduit having at least one node-receiving outlet port sealably engaged for fluid transfer to the at least one node output port of the at least one LC node and having at least one return connection; and
a radiator comprising a portion of the second transfer conduit;
a cooling liquid distribution subsystem comprising a selectable first set of liquid conduits connectable to one of the at least one supply connection to receive a flow of cooling liquid from a liquid supply and connectable to one of the at least one return connection to return the flow of cooling liquid to a liquid return forming an open-loop configuration to absorb and transfer heat from the at least one LC node; and
the cooling liquid distribution subsystem further comprising a user selectable second set of liquid conduits connectable between the at least one supply connection and the at least one return connection of the block radiator forming a closed-loop configuration to recirculate cooling liquid between the LH block and the node-level system of conduits.

US Pat. No. 9,968,007

RACK ASSEMBLY

NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVE...

1. A rack assembly for storage of a plurality of servers each having a top and a bottom walls, said rack assembly comprising:a rack body which has therein a storage space extending in an upright direction, and which is configured to hold the plurality of the servers in said storage space such that the servers are displaced from each other in the upright direction by a passageway which extends in a transverse direction transverse to the upright direction to terminate at an inlet and an outlet, and which is defined by the bottom wall of a first one of the servers and the top wall of a next one of the servers; and
a fluid generating device including
at least one partition wall which is disposed in said passageway and which extends in the transverse direction to terminate at proximal and distal marginal edges which are adjacent to said inlet and said outlet, respectively, said partition wall dividing said passageway into an inflow path and at least one outflow path disposed downstream of said inflow path, said partition wall having a plurality of internal ports each of which is disposed downstream of said inflow path and upstream of said outflow path,
at least one proximal barrier extending from said proximal marginal edge toward one of (1) the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and (2) the top wall of the next one of the servers, and
a distal barrier extending from said distal marginal edge toward the other one of (1) the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and (2) the top wall of the next one of the servers, whereby
when cooling air is drawn into said inflow path through said inlet, the cooling air is blocked by said distal barrier such that the cooling air is forced to flow into said outflow path through said internal ports to generate a plurality of cooling air jets, which impinge on said one of the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and the top wall of the next one of the servers before flowing out through said outlet,
wherein said proximal barrier extends from said proximal marginal edge to abut against one of (1) the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and (2) the top wall of the next one of the servers so as to ensure that the plurality of cooling air jets flow out of said outflow path through said outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,968,002

HEAT-TRANSFER MECHANISM OF MOTOR PRIMARY

HIWIN MIKROSYSTEMS CORP.,...

1. A heat-transfer mechanism of a motor primary, comprising:a bearing member, having a first end surface;
at least one heat-transfer member, having a metallic body; a second end surface, located on one side of the metallic body, and oppositely attached to the first end surface of the bearing member; a third end surface, located on the other side of the metallic body opposite to the second end surface; and a flow channel, located in the metallic body and between the second end surface and the third end surface, openings for external connection being formed at two ends of the metallic body respectively; and
a moving member, attached to the third end surface of the heat-transfer member.

US Pat. No. 9,967,982

METHOD OF PRODUCING AN INTERPOSER WITH MICROSPRING CONTACTS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A method of manufacturing an interposer, comprising:forming a substrate having a first surface and a second surface substantially parallel to but opposite said first surface, said substrate having an opening formed therein at the first surface and communicatively coupling said first and second surfaces;
forming an electrically conductive material within said opening to thereby electrically connect regions on said first and second surfaces;
forming a microspring over said substrate, at least a first portion of said microspring formed to be in electrical communication with said conductive material formed within said opening;
releasing a free portion of said microspring such that said free portion assumes a non-planar profile, in the absence of an external force applied thereto, and is free to deflect over said substrate, at least a second portion of said microspring remaining in electrical communication with said conductive material;
forming a laminate structure over said substrate such that said microspring is at least partially embedded within said laminate structure; and
processing said substrate such that a portion of material is removed at the second surface such that said conductive material is exposed for electrical contact at said second surface of said substrate to thereby provide electrical contact to said microspring from said second surface of said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,967,963

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PLASMA MAGNETIC FIELD

General Fusion Inc., Bur...

1. A system for controlling magnetic lifetime of a magnetized plasma, the system comprising:a controller comprising an input unit, a processing unit and an output unit;
a plurality of measuring probes positioned at various radial, axial and angular positions, each of the plurality of measuring probes configured to provide signals of at least one parameter of the plasma to the input unit of the controller; and
a power source in communication with the output unit of the controller, the power source configured to provide one or more additional current pulses to the system to increase a toroidal magnetic field of the plasma, and having means for adjusting an inductance-to-resistance (L/R) time constant of the power source to adjust a current decay of the current pulses,
the controller having a memory comprising program code executable by the processing unit to process the signals obtained from the plurality of measuring probes to detect an irregularity in the obtained signals and trigger the power source to provide an additional current pulse based on a detected irregularity in the signal of at least one probe,
wherein the L/R time constant of the power source is adjusted to be shorter than a shortest decay time of a poloidal field of the plasma.

US Pat. No. 9,967,986

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD THEREFOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:a housing having a first side;
a second side opposite the first side;
a third side extending at an angle from the first side toward the second side;
an interior portion configured for housing a semiconductor device formed on a semiconductor substrate;
a first projection portion of the first side extending from the first side a first distance past the third side;
a second projection portion of the second side extending from the second side a second distance past the third side; and
a first attachment clip having a first end attached to the first projection portion and a second end attached to the second projection portion and having a main portion that extends between the first and second ends wherein the first end and the second end are substantially co-planar to the main portion; and
a loop in the main portion of the first attachment clip, the loop having a first portion extending from proximal to a central region of the main portion upwardly from the main portion and out of a plane of the main portion, the loop having a second portion extending from distal to the central region of the main portion and out of a plane of the main portion toward the first portion of the loop.

US Pat. No. 9,967,960

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

ILUMI SOLUTIONS, INC., P...

1. A lighting device comprising:an AC/DC or DC/DC power converter;
a controller/processor electrically connected to the AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, wherein the controller/processor (1) determines a first number of counts for a first type or color LED to be ON to produce a blended light having a specified color and a specified intensity, and a second number of counts for a second type or color LED to be ON to produce the blended light having the specified color and the specified intensity, wherein each count corresponds to a time period, and (2) generates one or more control signals based on the first number of counts and the second number of counts;
a light emitting diode (LED) current control circuit communicably coupled to the controller/processor and electrically connected to the AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, wherein the LED current control circuit generates a first on/off signal having an on/off cycle time and a first ON time corresponding to the first number of counts for the first type or color LED, and a second on/off signal having the on/off cycle time and a second ON time corresponding to the second number of counts for the second type or color LED in response to the one or more control signals, wherein the first ON time and the second ON time start at different times within the on/off cycle;
wherein the first number of counts is determined by (a first count value based on the first type or color LED and the specified color) multiplied by (the specified intensity divided by a maximum intensity), and the second number of counts is determined by (a second count value based on the second type or color LED and the specified color) multiplied by (the specified intensity divided by the maximum intensity); and
two or more LEDs communicably coupled to the LED current control circuit and comprising at least the first type or color LED and the second type or color LED, wherein the two or more LEDs produce the blended light having the specified color in response to the first on/off signal to the first type or color LED and the second on/off signal to the second type or color LED.

US Pat. No. 9,967,957

WIRELESS RAIL WITH DYNAMIC LIGHTING

1. A system comprising:one or more channels mounted to a stud, joist, ceiling or structural wall member forming a rail comprising two vertical side walls joined by horizontal wall, the respective vertical side walls comprising inwardly projecting mounting flanges forming a longitudinal opening between the respective mounting flanges;
a removeable inner bracket mounted on an inner surface of the respective mounting flanges forming an internal busway comprising side walls joined by an inwardly projecting upper wall, the side walls comprising a plurality of opposed inwardly projecting compartments housing electrical conductor bus lines running parallel along the length thereof;
the electrical conductors comprising an electrical contact surface;
a first power supply feeding the one or more of the electrical conductors within the removable inner bracket busway within the rail;
a controller and memory comprising one or more electrical contact surfaces removably attached to the removable inner bracket busway through the longitudinal opening within the rail, the one or more electrical contact surfaces being in contact with the electrical contact surface of the one or more electrical conductors;
a wireless communication module comprising an electrical contact surface removably attached to the removable inner bracket busway within the rail and in contact with the one or more electrical conductor bus lines; and
two or more addressable lights comprising an electrical contact surface removably attached to the removable inner bracket busway through the longitudinal opening and removably in contact with the electrical contact surface of the electrical conductor bus lines within the respective compartments within the removable inner bracket busway within the rail.

US Pat. No. 9,967,954

HYBRID DIMMING CONTROLLER WITH MULTI-CLASS OUTPUTS

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A dimming controller for a lighting load comprising:a class 1 power conditioner operable to provide a class 1 dimmer signal;
a class 2 power conditioner isolated from the class 1 power conditioner, the class 2 power conditioner operable to provide a class 2 dimmer signal;
a low voltage connector operably connected to the class 2 power conditioner to provide the class 2 dimmer signal;
output wires operably connected to the class 2 power conditioner operable to provide the class 2 dimmer signal; and
output wires operably connected to the class 1 power conditioner operable to provide the class 1 dimmer signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,952

DEMAND RESPONSE FOR NETWORKED DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING SYSTEMS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for a luminaire communicatively connected to a local coordinator to manage light settings of the luminaire, wherein the luminaire comprises memory and one or more processors, the method being implemented by the local coordinator, and by program code accessed from the memory and executed on the one or more processors of the luminaire; the method comprising:providing, from the luminaire to the local coordinator, a control state of the luminaire, the control state comprising an occupancy status based on occupancy information sensed by an occupancy sensor of the luminaire;
at the coordinator, determining a power reduction factor for the luminaire indicating by how much power consumption of the luminaire is requested to be reduced, wherein the determination of the power reduction factor is based on the occupancy status provided to the local coordinator by the luminaire and on occupancy statuses provided to the local coordinator by the one or more additional luminaires;
receiving, at the luminaire from the local coordinator, the power reduction factor for the luminaire;
determining, at the luminaire, new illuminance settings for the luminaire by applying the received power reduction factor to current illuminance settings for the luminaire, wherein the illuminance settings comprise a target value for illuminance to be achieved within an illuminated space, the illuminated space comprising a sensing region of a light sensor of the luminaire;
providing an instruction to measure, at the luminaire, luminance within the sensing region of the light sensor of the luminaire while one or more light sources of the luminaire emit light according to one or more operating parameters, wherein the measured luminance comprises contribution from the light emitted by the one or more light sources of the luminaire and contribution from light emitted by light sources other than the one or more light sources of the luminaire;
based on the measured luminance at the luminaire, adjusting the one or more operating parameters to achieve the new illuminance settings.

US Pat. No. 9,967,940

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Integrated Illumination S...

1. A method for managing intensity to a light source responsive to temperature of the light source, the method comprising:(a) intercepting, by an active thermal management device, prior to input to the light source of a lighting fixture, an incoming signal from a dimmer, the incoming signal comprising a plurality of portions, each of the plurality of portions comprising a duration of a duty cycle identifying a first intensity for the light source, a first portion of the plurality of portions comprising an instruction for assigning a status of one of a master or a slave to the light source;
(b) measuring, by the active thermal management device, a temperature of an enclosure of the lighting fixture to determine the temperature of the light source;
(c) determining, by the active thermal management device, a second intensity less than the first intensity identified by the incoming signal from the dimmer, the second intensity determined from a function of both the first intensity identified by the incoming signal from the dimmer and the temperature of the light source determined from the measured temperature of the enclosure of the lighting fixture;
(d) modifying, by the active thermal management device responsive to the determination and prior to input to the light source, the duty cycle of the each of the plurality of portions of the incoming signal to provide a second signal identifying the second intensity at which to emit light, the second intensity less than the first intensity, while maintaining the first portion comprising the instruction for assigning the status of one of the master or the slave to the light source; and
(e) outputting, by the active thermal management device responsive to the determination, the second signal as input to the light source, the second signal identifying both the second intensity less than the first intensity and assigning the status of one of the master or the slave to the light source based on the first portion of the incoming signal that is maintained in the second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,930

DRIVE SYSTEM OF SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING DEVICE

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A driving system for a semiconductor light source including:a transformer (II) including a first coil (201) and a second coil (202) coupled to each other, wherein a first terminal of the second coil (202) is connected to a first voltage input terminal for receiving an input voltage, wherein an induced signal is generated on the first coil (201) of the transformer due to a coupling effect between the first coil (201) and the second coil (202);
a switching means (III) connected to the second coil (202) of the transformer in series and for controlling energy-storing and energy-releasing of the second coil (202);
an outputting means (IV) connected to the second coil (202) of the transformer in parallel and for supplying power to the semiconductor light source, wherein a first terminal of the outputting means is connected to the first terminal of the second coil, and a second terminal of the outputting means is connected to a second terminal of the second coil,
wherein the switching means includes a switch (300), a capacitive element (203) and a resistive element (204),
wherein the capacitive element (203) and the resistive element (204) are connected in series between one end of the first coil (201) and a control terminal (301) of the switch (300), the other end of the first coil (201) of the transformer is grounded, and the induced signal generated on the first coil (201) is adapted to control charging and discharging of the capacitive element (203), and the charging and discharging of the capacitive element (203) is adapted to control turn-on and turn-off of the switch (300).

US Pat. No. 9,967,928

REPLACEABLE LIGHTING FIXTURE COMPONENTS

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

1. A driver module of a lighting fixture for coupling to a separate light engine module, the separate light engine module being a replacement for a prior light engine module of the lighting fixture and having a solid-state light source and light engine memory, the driver module comprising:a local memory; and
a control circuitry associated with the local memory and adapted to:
retrieve replacement data from the light engine memory;
retrieve drive data from the light engine memory of a light engine module when the replacement data indicates that the separate light engine module of the lighting fixture is the replacement for the prior light engine module of the lighting fixture, wherein drive signals configured to control how the driver module drives the solid-state light source to generate light with at least one lighting characteristic are derived from the drive data;
drive the solid-state light source of the separate light engine module based on the drive data; and
set the replacement data in the light engine memory to indicate that the replacement light engine module is no longer a replacement for the prior light engine module of the lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,967,926

DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A display device comprising:a light-emitting element provided on a substrate;
a layer including a first refractive index, the layer is provided over the light-emitting element;
a resin member provided over the light-emitting element and the layer; and
a first light-shielding layer provided over the resin member,
wherein the resin member has a planar light output surface and has a second refractive index which is greater than the first refractive index, and
wherein the first light-shielding layer has a first opening and the first opening faces the light-emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,967,913

MODULAR WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS DEVICE

Xirrus, Inc., Thousand O...

1. A wireless network access device comprising:a processor;
a radio interface comprising a plurality of individually addressable radio paths terminating in a corresponding plurality of connectors, each radio path for providing a connection from the processor to a corresponding radio module;
one or more radio modules engaged with corresponding connectors from the plurality of connectors;
a network interface configured to provide access to a data network; wherein
the processor is configured to manage communications between the client devices that communicate with the one or more radio modules and the data network via the radio interface and the network interface,
each of the one or more radio modules is selected from a group of at least two different radio module types operable in the wireless network access device,
each radio module type of the group of at least two different radio module types is configured to engage with any of the plurality of connectors and to operate independently of other radio modules present in the wireless access device, and
each radio module type of the at least two radio module types differs from the other radio module types in at least one of a plurality of wireless radio communication characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,967,912

D2D AND CELLULAR OPERATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device-to-device (D2D)-enabled node for a wireless communication network, wherein:the D2D-enabled node is configured to perform D2D communication with one or more other D2D-enabled nodes and is configured to perform a D2D operation on a first carrier frequency or band (f1) and a cellular operation on a second carrier frequency or band (f2);
the D2D-enabled node is further configured to obtain information about D2D operation on f1 and to obtain information about cellular downlink (DL) operation on f2, and is configured to adapt the D2D operation, based on the obtained information about D2D operation on f1 and the obtained information about cellular DL operation on f2, to meet one or more requirements or to comply with one or more rules;
wherein the obtained information about cellular DL operation on f2 comprises information identifying resource usage by cellular DL transmissions; and
wherein adapting the D2D operation comprises adjusting usage of resources for D2D operation to avoid at least some use of resources overlapping with cellular DL operation, based on the information identifying resource usage by cellular DL transmissions.

US Pat. No. 9,967,883

WIRELESS NETWORK NEGOTIATION AND OPTIMIZATION

1. A method comprising:transmitting a wireless frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) network-negotiation signal using network initialization parameters, wherein the initialization parameters comprise a network maximum spreading factor, a network maximum power, and a minimum carrier frequency channel bandwidth;
receiving, from a user device, a wireless FHSS response signal, in response to the network-negotiation signal, indicating a minimum link budget with the user device, and indicating a maximum data rate required to control the user device;
selecting optimum parameters for communicating with the user device based on the minimum link budget and the minimum data rate, wherein the optimum parameters comprise an optimum spreading factor, an optimum power, and an optimum carrier frequency channel bandwidth;
transmitting the optimum parameters to the user device using the network initialization parameters; and
setting communication parameters for communication with the user device to the optimum parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,967,517

METHODS OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING AUDIO-VIDEO DATA AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM THEREOF

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A method for transmitting an audio-video data, the method comprising:a) receiving a video signal from a video source and an audio signal from an audio source;
b) receiving an audio data of said audio signal, and detecting an audio frame clock signal of said audio signal;
c) converting said audio data to an audio data sequence with a first encoding rule;
d) generating a start data code and an end data code according to said audio data sequence and said audio frame clock signal with a second encoding rule;
e) generating an audio frame clock code with said second encoding rule and according to said audio data sequence and said audio frame clock signal, wherein said first encoding rule is different than said second encoding rule;
f) generating a low speed data frame according to said audio frame clock signal and said audio data sequence;
g) inserting said start data code at the beginning of each audio data sequence, and inserting said end data code at the ending of each audio data sequence;
h) inserting said audio frame clock code to said low speed data frame at the beginning of each audio frame clock signal, wherein said audio frame clock code is between said start data code and said end data code in said low speed data frame;
i) packing said low speed data frame and said video signal to form a high speed data frame; and
j) serializing said high speed data frame to form an audio-video transmission data.

US Pat. No. 9,965,869

SENSING LIGHT THROUGH A SURFACE WITH A RESIDUE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:placing a light sensor beneath a dual-mode region of a display, the dual-mode region comprising a transparent mode allowing environment light to reach the light sensor and an opaque mode blocking environment light from reaching the light sensor, wherein the dual-mode region contains a residue;
displaying a predetermined pattern on the dual-mode region above the light sensor;
recording a first image of the predetermined pattern by the light sensor;
determining a position of the residue by detecting a pixel in the first image that is different from a corresponding pixel in the predetermined pattern, and including a position of the pixel in the first image into the position of the residue;
recording a stained image of environment surrounding the light sensor through the dual-mode region containing the residue; and
calculating a pixel in a resulting image of environment whose position is within the position of the residue based on a pixel in the stained image whose position is outside the position of the residue.

US Pat. No. 9,964,633

AIRBORNE INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AN INFRARED COMMUNICATIONS LINK BETWEEN AIRBORNE INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEMS

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. An infrared countermeasures system, comprising:a wide field of view sensor configured to receive infrared light from any direction;
a narrow field of view sensor configured to receive and emit infrared light along a repositionable direction,
the narrow field of view sensor including a pointing actuator configured to controllably reposition the narrow field of view sensor along the repositionable direction; and
a controller configured to receive and process data outputs from the wide field of view sensor and the narrow field of view sensor, provide a data input for the narrow field of view sensor, and provide a data input for the pointing actuator,
the controller to configure the wide field of view sensor and the narrow field of view sensor to:
emit first infrared light from the narrow field of view sensor toward a remote infrared countermeasures system, the first infrared light including data representing a Request To Send and a location of the narrow field of view sensor;
receive second infrared light with the wide field of view sensor from a remote narrow field of view sensor, the remote narrow field of view sensor being associated with the remote infrared countermeasures system, the second infrared light including data representing a Clear To Send and a location of the remote narrow field of view sensor; and
point the narrow field of view sensor toward the remote narrow field of view sensor in response to the location represented by the data in the second infrared light.

US Pat. No. 9,964,244

SEPARATION PREVENTING DEVICE OF FLUID PIPE, AND PIPE JOINT

COSMO KOKI CO., LTD., (J...

1. A separation preventing device of a fluid pipe that prevents separation of the fluid pipe in a pipe axis direction, the separation preventing device comprising:a main body member that is externally fitted to an outer peripheral surface of the fluid pipe and has a recess portion facing the outer peripheral surface;
a locking member that is housed in the recess portion in a tiltable manner and is able to bite into the outer peripheral surface of the fluid pipe; and
a pressing unit that is provided in the main body member and presses the locking member,
the locking member has a plurality of wedge portions in a front-back direction of a pipe axis of the fluid pipe, and an auxiliary wedge projection portion that regulates biting of a front wedge portion of the plurality of wedge portions into the fluid pipe, when the fluid pipe moves to a separation side in the pipe axis direction,
wherein the projection portion is provided between a front wedge portion and a rear wedge portion of the plurality of wedge portions.

US Pat. No. 9,963,156

V-AWARE END OF TRAIN DEVICE

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. An end-of-train device positioned at about a rear end of a train, the end-of-train device comprising:at least one transceiver configured to:
wirelessly communicate with a rail vehicle that is moving towards the rear end of the train, and
receive signals from a wayside device; and
a processor configured to:
detect, based on the communication with the rail vehicle, a presence of the rail vehicle to prevent a potential collision between the train and the rail vehicle, and
determine, based on the received signals, a location of the rear end of the train relative to the wayside device.

US Pat. No. 9,962,038

MODULAR FOOD HOLDING SYSTEM

PRINCE CASTLE LLC, Carol...

1. A method for controlling a modular food holding system with a central controller, comprising:establishing a communicative connection between the central controller and a master base of the modular food holding system;
receiving, at a processor of the central controller, data from a unit controller of each of one or more food holding chambers of the modular food holding system, wherein each of the one or more food holding chambers includes a cavity for holding food, wherein at least one of the one or more food holding chambers receives power from the master base, and wherein the data is received through the master base via the communicative connection;
establishing, by the processor of the central controller, one or more control commands based at least in part upon the received data; and
presenting, at a display of the central controller, information regarding the one or more control commands to a user of the central controller.
US Pat. No. 9,963,656

LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITIONS

INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LI...

1. An internal combustion engine crankcase lubricating oil composition having a sulphated ash content of no greater than 1.2 mass %, based on the mass of the lubricating oil composition, and a phosphorous content of no greater than 1200 ppm, based on the mass of the lubricating oil composition, which lubricating oil composition comprises or is made by admixing:(A) a crankcase base oil of lubricating viscosity, in a major amount; and
(B) the following additives:
(B1) from about 0.2 to about 1.5 mass %, based on the total mass of the lubricating oil composition, of a polymeric friction modifier being the reaction product of
(a) polyisobutene functionalized with a diacid or anhydride functional group,
(b) a polymer of a water soluble alkylene glycol selected from the group consisting of polyethylene glycol, poly(ethylene-propylene) glycol, and poly (ethylene-butylene) glycol,
(c) a polyol, and
(d) a monocarboxylic acid chain terminating group
(B2) at least one oil-soluble molybdenum compound in an amount introducing from about 200 to about 500 ppm of molybdenum into the lubricating oil composition.
US Pat. No. 9,963,684

FORMALDEHYDE DEHYDROGENASE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING FORMALDEHYDE USING SAME

Konkuk University Industr...

1. A method of producing formaldehyde from a substrate through a reduction reaction with formaldehyde dehydrogenase having reduction activity and comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 by treating the substrate with the formaldehyde dehydrogenase using NADH as a coenzyme, wherein the substrate is formic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,967,999

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING HEAT DISSIPATION FAN AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A device for controlling a heat dissipation fan, comprising: a control system for controlling a fan speed-regulation and monitoring the fan, and a protection module;wherein the control system comprise a first signal output end for a first signal and a second signal output end for a second signal;
wherein the protection module comprise a first signal input end for the first signal and a second signal input end for the second signal;
wherein the first signal output end and the second signal output end of the control system are respectively connected with the first signal input end and the second signal input end of the protection module;
wherein the first signal is a control system normal operation indication signal output by the control system and input to the protection module, and the second signal is a fan speed-regulation control signal output by the control system and input to the protection module;
wherein the protection module further comprises a control signal output end for outputting a fan speed-regulation control signal to the fan;
wherein the protection module monitors the control system normal operation indication signal to judge whether the control system is in normal operation:
when the control system normal operation indication signal is normal, the control system is judged to be in normal operation, and the protection module controls the control signal output end to output the fan speed-regulation control signal provided by the control system;
when the control system normal operation indication signal is abnormal, the control system is judged to be in abnormal operation, the protection module outputs a fan speed-regulation control signal preset in the protection module to make the fan operate stably,
wherein the protection module further comprises a third signal output end and a third signal input end for a third signal;
the control system further comprises a third signal input end for the third signal;
the third signal input end of the control system is connected with the third signal output end of the protection module, and the third signal is a fan speed signal, wherein the fan speed signal sent by the fan is input through the third signal input end of the protection module, when the control system normal operation indication signal is normal, the protection module internally connects its third signal output end with its third signal input end, so that the fan speed signal sent by the fan is directly fed back to the control system, when the control system normal operation indication signal is abnormal, the protection module internally disconnects its third signal output end and its third signal input end, so as to directly feedback the fan speed signal sent by the fan to the protection module.

US Pat. No. 9,967,997

SERVER EQUIPMENT HAVING FOOL-PROOF STRUCTURE

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. Server equipment having a fool-proof structure, comprising:a casing including a storage unit area, a plurality of motherboard areas, a back plate separating the storage unit area from the motherboard areas, at least one insertion slot connected to the back plate, and a fool-proof device disposed adjacent to the insertion slot, wherein an engagement member at a first height or an engagement member at a second height is selectively disposed in the fool-proof device; and
at least one tray including a motherboard, a connection card connected to the motherboard and disposed corresponding to the insertion slot, and a protection housing disposed corresponding to the connection card, wherein the tray is slidable in any corresponding motherboard area; when the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the first height, the connection card is correspondingly inserted into the insertion slot; and when the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the second height, the connection card is spaced from the insertion slot by a distance.

US Pat. No. 9,967,994

INSULATOR FOR MAGNETIC CORE AROUND A BUS BAR

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An insulating component constituted by a member having an insulation property, comprising:a first core accommodating section having two parallel core leg section accommodating sections that each individually surrounds one of at least two leg sections of a first magnetic body core of a pair of magnetic body cores which are spaced apart from each other;
a second core accommodating section that surrounds a second magnetic body core of the pair of magnetic cores;
a locking section locked to a bus bar inserted into an aperture section located between the two parallel core leg section accommodating sections; and
wherein each of the two parallel core leg section accommodating sections has a top edge, a bottom surface and a side wall;
the top edges of the two parallel core leg section accommodating sections are in the same plane;
the two bottom surfaces of the two parallel core leg section accommodating sections are in the same plane, and
each of the side walls encompasses one of the at least two leg sections.

US Pat. No. 9,967,993

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. An assembly for housing an electrical component, the assembly comprising an enclosure body having an interior wall surrounding a cavity, a mouth opening into the cavity, a circuit board in the cavity, the circuit board having opposed board edges extending between board front and rear ends, one board edge having a board retention notch, a sliding connection removably mounting the circuit board on the enclosure body interior wall, said sliding connection comprising a slot first latch housing recess on the enclosure body interior wall, the slot latch housing recess extending away from the mouth, and a V-shaped slot latch in the slot latch housing recess adjacent to the mouth, the slot latch comprising a latch retention arm in the recess, a latch mounting arm overlying the latch retention arm and a spring bend joining the latch arms, the spring bend adjacent to the mouth, and the latch arms extending away from the spring bend and into the cavity, said circuit board having a fully inserted position wherein the circuit board is in the cavity, said slot latch retention arm engages the board edge away from the notch, and said circuit board having a partially inserted position wherein the slot latch retention arm extending into said board retention notch to secure the board to the body.

US Pat. No. 9,967,991

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND BUSBAR

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a plurality of semiconductor modules, each including
a semiconductor element,
a main terminal that is exposed to a periphery, and
a wiring portion that connects the semiconductor element and the main terminal; and
at least one busbar that each includes
a terminal portion, and
a plurality of attachment portions,
the attachment portions being respectively connected to the main terminals of the semiconductor modules, such that the at least one busbar connects the semiconductor modules in parallel, wherein
a largest resistance among all resistances between the terminal portion and each of the attachment portions in each busbar is 10% or less of a resistance of the wiring portion in each semiconductor module, and
a largest inductance among all inductances between the terminal portion and each of the attachment portions in each busbar is 10% or less of an inductance of the wiring portion in each semiconductor module.

US Pat. No. 9,967,989

DISPLAY DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit including a first face and second face, the first face including a display screen, the second face opposing the first face;
a housing comprising a back cover and housing the display unit, the back cover covering the second face and including a first opening;
a circuit substrate housed in the housing and including a first side and a second side;
a plurality of connector terminals disposed at the first side and the second side, and exposed through the first opening; and
a cover member covering the first opening across the first side and the second side, wherein
the cover member includes a first portion, a second portion, a linking portion, and a fixing piece, the first portion being disposed along the first side, the second portion being disposed along the second side, the linking portion linking between the first portion and the second portion,
the first portion and the second portion each includes a facing portion and a top wall, the facing portion extending in a first direction crossing the second face, the top wall being substantially parallel to the second face, a fourth opening extending across a boundary portion between the facing portion and the top wall,
the fixing piece is disposed on the facing portion,
a second opening is provided on the fixing piece,
the second opening is exposed through the top wall when viewed toward the second face,
the back cover comprises a third face and a fourth face, the fourth face being farther from the second face than the third face,
the back cover has a difference in level between the third face and the fourth face, and
the connector terminals are arranged between the third face and the fourth face.

US Pat. No. 9,967,987

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...

1. An electronic device enclosure comprising:a housing enclosing an electronic component;
a baffle plate inside the housing and positioned a preset distance away from a first side of the housing, wherein each of the baffle plate and the first side of the housing have at least one opening, and locations of the opening of the baffle plate and the opening of the housing are mutually staggered in a perpendicular direction so that the opening of the housing is positioned beside a non-opening area of the baffle plate in the perpendicular direction;
a second side of the housing opposite to the first side, the second side comprising openings and a guide hole; and
a guide groove connecting the baffle plate with the second side of the housing so that a foreign matter that enters from the opening on the first side of the housing is able to leave the housing through the guide hole via the guide groove,
wherein the baffle plate comprises a plurality of openings, and wherein protrusions are disposed around a complete periphery of each opening thereby forming trenches.

US Pat. No. 9,967,981

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A light source unit comprising:a base unit including, on a front surface thereof, a first circuit pattern that is formed by irradiating laser light to a resin molded article; and
a light emitting element mounted on the base unit and electrically connected to the first circuit pattern,
wherein the base unit includes:
a mounting surface portion oriented in a predetermined direction, the light emitting element being mounted on the mounting surface portion,
a plurality of sidewall surface portions positioned below the mounting surface portion to be supported and connected to the mounting surface portion through a plurality of sides that forms the mounting surface portion in a plane intersection state, respectively, and
the plurality of sidewall surface portions are slanted away from the mounting surface portion from the plurality of sides of the mounting surface portion, respectively, thereby forming an inclined surface that intersects with the mounting surface portion at an obtuse angle, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,967,979

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted on a wiring board; and
a plurality of wirings that are provided on the wiring board and each connect predetermined ones of the plurality of light-emitting elements in series,
wherein a central element-connection wiring has a longest wiring length among the plurality of wirings, and a voltage applied to a central element is a lowest one of voltages applied to the plurality of light-emitting elements, and
wherein a closest one of the plurality of light-emitting elements to a center of an element mounting region of the wiring board is defined as the central element, and a wiring that connects in series the central element is defined as the central element-connection wiring.

US Pat. No. 9,967,978

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A RAIL-MOUNTED ARRAY ASSEMBLY

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A rear-loaded electronics array, comprising:a first circuit board assembly comprising a first rail and at least one first slat assembly removably coupled to the first rail; and
a second circuit board assembly comprising a second rail and at least one second slat assembly removably coupled to the second rail,
wherein the first rail is coupled to the second rail such that the first circuit board assembly is positioned adjacent the second circuit board assembly, and
wherein the at least one first slat assembly is removable from the first rail, and the at least one second slat assembly is removable from the second rail while the first and second rails are coupled to one another within the electronics array.

US Pat. No. 9,967,977

STEP ETCHED METAL ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

Cree Fayetteville, Inc., ...

1. A step etched metal contact for a die with a first terminal having a size, comprising:a main body including a first contact surface, a thickness, and a second surface;
the first contact surface defining a first contact pad matching the size of the first terminal, the first contact surface configured as a wire-bondless connection to connect the first contact surface to the first terminal; and
the first contact surface being defined by an etched clearance aperture extending from the first contact surface into the thickness of the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,967,976

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

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A substrate for a printed circuit board, comprising:a base film having an insulating property; and
a conductive layer formed on at least one of surfaces of the base film,
wherein at least the conductive layer contains titanium in a dispersed manner, and
the base film is a flexible resin selected from a group consisting of polyimides, liquid-crystal polymers, fluororesins, polyethylene terephthalate, and polyethylene naphthalate,
wherein a mass ratio of titanium in the conductive layer is 10 ppm or more and 1,000 ppm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,967,975

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A multi-layer circuit board, comprising:a first circuit board, having:
a first conductor layer mounted on a surface of the first circuit board;
multiple conducting blocks mounted on the surface of the first circuit board and electrically connected to the first conductor layer, wherein each conducting block has:
a base layer electrically connected to the first conductor layer;
a strengthening layer sheathed on the base layer; and
an anti-oxidant layer sheathed on the strengthening layer;
a second circuit board, having:
a first surface facing the first circuit board; and
a second conductor layer mounted on the first surface of the second circuit board;
multiple conducting recesses formed in the first surface of the second circuit board, electrically connected to the second conductor layer, and corresponding to the respective conducting blocks; and
an insulating layer mounted between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer;
wherein the second circuit board is on the surface of the first circuit board, the multiple conducting blocks are respectively mounted in the multiple conducting recesses to electrically connect the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,967,974

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR FORMING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN, AND RESIN STRUCTURE HAVING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN THEREON

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

1. A composition for forming a conductive pattern by electromagnetic irradiation, comprising:a polymer resin; and
a non-conductive metal compound containing a first metal and a second metal,
wherein the non-conductive metal compound has a three-dimensional structure containing a plurality of first layers that contain at least one metal of the first and second metals and has edge-shared octahedrons two-dimensionally connected to each other, and
a second layer that contains a metal different from that of the first layer and is arranged between the neighboring first layers; and
wherein a metal core containing the first or second metal or an ion thereof is formed from the non-conductive metal compound by electromagnetic irradiation; and
wherein the composition exhibits reflectivity of 25% or less with respect to a laser electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of 1000 nm to 1200 nm; and
wherein the metal core is formed by irradiating a laser electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of 1000 nm to 1200 nm at an average power of 5 to 20 W.

US Pat. No. 9,967,973

ELECTRODE ARRANGEMENT WITH 3D STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. An electrode arrangement which is based on elastomer and has elasticity and flexibility, the electrode arrangement comprising:an elastomer substrate;
a plurality of first pads arranged in a first row over the substrate and a plurality of second pads arranged in a second row over the substrate; and
a plurality of conductive wires respectively connecting one of the first pads and one of the second pads,
wherein each of the conductive wires includes regions which are bent in a horizontal direction with respect to the substrate,
wherein each of the conductive wires further includes regions which are bent in a vertical direction with respect to the substrate and are not in contact with the substrate,
wherein each of the conductive wires further includes at least one fixation region that affixes the conductive wire having the at least one fixation region to the substrate, the at least one fixation region of each conductive wire being an integral part of a corresponding conductive wire that protrudes away from a middle lane of the corresponding conductive wire, and
wherein at least one of the conductive wires passes under two other conductive wires in each of the regions the two other conductive wires are bent in the vertical direction with respect to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,967,972

CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING AN ASYMMETRIC LAYER STRUCTURE

1. A circuit board comprising; a layer composite with at least one dielectric layer which comprises a planar extension in parallel with respect to an xy-plane which is spanned by an x-axis and a y-axis which is perpendicular thereto, and comprises a layer thickness along a z-axis which is perpendicular with respect to the x-axis and to the y-axis; and at least one metallic layer which is attached to the dielectric layer in a planar manner; wherein the layer composite along the z-axis is free from a symmetry plane which is oriented in parallel with respect to the xy-plane, and the dielectric layer comprises a dielectric material which has an elastic modulus E in a range between 1 and 20 GPa and along the x-axis and along the y-axis a coefficient of thermal expansion in a range between 0 and 17 ppm/K, wherein the dielectric material is a blend or a copolymer, consisting of at least one first material with a first elastic modulus E and a first coefficient of thermal expansion and a second material with a second elastic modulus E and a second coefficient of thermal expansion, wherein the first elastic modulus is larger than the second elastic modulus and the first coefficient of thermal expansion is smaller than the second coefficient of thermal expansion, wherein the first material comprises a resin and a hard filler which is located therein, and wherein the second material is a thermally curable resin which is connected to a softening substance.

US Pat. No. 9,967,971

METHOD OF REDUCING WARPAGE OF AN ORGACNIC SUBSTRATE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of reducing warpage of an organic substrate, comprising the steps of:preparing an organic substrate, the organic substrate including a core layer, a first buildup layer on a front surface of the core layer, and a second buildup layer on a back surface of the core layer;
measuring warpage of the organic substrate;
calculating a thickness of a correction layer for reducing the warpage of the organic substrate using properties of constituent materials including the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and the Young's modulus of the core layer, and CTEs and the Young's modulus of the first and the second buildup layers; and
forming at least one correction layer having the thickness of the correction layer for reducing the warpage of the organic substrate on at least one part of surfaces of the first buildup layer and the second buildup layer,
wherein reducing the warpage of the organic substrate depends on an arrangement of the correction layers, size of the correction layers, number of the correction layers, and the thickness of the correction layers.

US Pat. No. 9,967,970

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR REDUCING THE MAXIMUM ELECTRICAL FIELD STRENGTH, HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATION UNIT WITH SUCH A CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND X-RAY GENERATOR WITH SUCH A HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATION UNIT

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A circuit arrangement comprising:electronic first components arranged on a circuit board and lying at high-voltage potential; and
functionless, electronic second components lying at high-voltage potential,
wherein the electronic second components are arranged on the circuit board adjacent to the electronic first components, and
wherein the electronic second components are configured to reduce a maximum electrical field strength between the electronic first components and a reference potential and/or between pads of the circuit board and the reference potential.

US Pat. No. 9,967,969

MULTILAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY CAPACITORS, BROAD PATTERNS, AND TT-TYPE FILTER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A multilayer printed circuit board comprising a plurality of wire layers and mounted with a switching power supply, wherein at least three broad patterns, which are formed on at least three wire layers, and a via for connecting the at least three broad patterns are provided to a power supply path connecting a connector, which is to be connected to an external power supply, and the switching power supply, a first capacitor is connected to the connector-side broad pattern, a second capacitor is connected to the switching power supply-side broad pattern, and a ?-type filter is configured with parasitic inductance, which is generated by the at least three broad patterns and the via, the first capacitor, and the second capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,967,968

3D EMI SUPPRESSION STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A 3D Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) suppression structure which is installed in a multilayer substrate and stacked in the vertical axis direction of one or more differential pairs of signal transmission lines installed at a first layer of the multilayer substrate, the 3D EMI suppression structure comprising:a coplanar waveguide structure installed at a second layer of the multilayer substrate, and comprising a conducting wire band, two ground parts positioned at both sides of the conducting wire band and isolated from the conducting wire band by a distance corresponding to a first isolation groove, and a coupling groove positioned in each of the ground parts and connected to the first isolation groove adjacent thereto through an extended groove;
an isolation layer installed at a third layer of the multilayer substrate and having a conductive connection part connected to the conducting wire band through the isolation layer; and
a resonance layer installed at a fourth layer of the multilayer substrate, and comprising a conductor part and two ground conductor parts which are positioned at both sides of the conductor part and isolated from the conductor part by a distance corresponding to a second isolation groove,
wherein the conductor part is connected to the conductive connection part of the isolation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,967,967

PANE HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENT

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane with at least one electrical connection element, comprising:a substrate;
on a region of the substrate, an electrically conductive structure; and
on a region of the electrically conductive structure, a connection element that comprises at least a chromium-containing steel,
wherein the connection element has, at a distal end of the connection element, a region crimped around a connection cable, and a solder region that is connected to the electrically conductive structure via a leadfree solder material, and
wherein the connection element comprises at least 66.5 wt.-% to 89.5 wt.-% iron, 10.5 wt.-% to 20 wt.-% chromium, 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% carbon, 0 wt.-% to 5 wt.-% nickel, 0 wt.-% to 2 wt.-% manganese, 0 wt.-% to 2.5 wt.-% molybdenum, 0 wt.-% to 2 wt.-% niobium, and 0 wt.-% to 1 wt.-% titanium.

US Pat. No. 9,967,966

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A HEAT SINK

1. A device, comprising:a printed-circuit board;
a sensor; and
a heat sink connected to the sensor in a heat-conducting manner;
wherein the printed-circuit board is directly connected to the heat sink at a metallic area at a surface of the printed-circuit board facing the heat sink at least one of (a) electrically and (b) in a heat-conducting manner.

US Pat. No. 9,967,965

DISTRIBUTED, CONCENTRIC MULTI-ZONE PLASMA SOURCE SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A processing chamber comprising:a plurality of plasma sources disposed horizontally over a process chamber top of the processing chamber, wherein each one of the plurality of plasma sources has a ring shaped chamber that is a closed loop that includes a top chamber surface, side chamber surfaces and a bottom chamber surface, such that a primary winding is wrapped around an outer circumference of the ring shaped chamber and a plurality of ferrites encircle the ring shaped chamber, wherein both the primary winding and the ring shaped chamber of each of the plurality of plasma sources pass through a respective set of said plurality of ferrites, wherein the plurality of plasma sources includes at least an inner plasma source and an outer plasma source, the ring shaped chamber of the outer plasma source surrounds the ring shaped chamber of the inner plasma source; and
a plurality of plasma chamber outlets coupling the ring shaped chamber of each one of the plurality of plasma sources to the processing chamber, the ring shaped chambers of plurality of plasma sources being arranged in a concentric arrangement
wherein each of said plurality of ferrites encircle the ring shaped chamber of respective one of each of the plasma sources at discrete cross-sections, such that at each discrete cross-section a ferrite includes a bottom region, side regions and a top region, and the bottom region of each ferrite is disposed adjacent to said bottom chamber surface of the respective ring shaped chamber, the side regions of each ferrite is disposed adjacent to said side chamber surfaces of the respective ring shaped chamber, the top region of each ferrite is disposed adjacent to said top chamber surface of the respective ring shaped chamber, for said encircling of the ring shaped chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,967,964

COOLING PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM CONSUMABLES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. An electrode for a plasma cutting system, the electrode comprising:an arc portion shaped to matingly engage a nozzle of the plasma cutting system, the arc portion having a first end comprising a plasma arc emitter disposed at a distal end thereof; and
a thermal portion in thermal communication with a second end of the arc portion, the thermal portion shaped to slidingly engage a complementary swirl ring of the plasma cutting system and including:
a first circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature extending radially from a proximal end of the thermal portion of the electrode, the first circumferentially formed disk shaped flange mating feature defining a first radial width to physically mate with the swirl ring, the first circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature including a sealing member adapted to form a dynamic seal with the swirl ring to prevent a gas from traveling proximally between the electrode and the swirl ring,
a second circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature extending radially from a distal end of the thermal portion of the electrode to define a second radial width to physically mate with the swirl ring, wherein the first radial width and the second radial width are substantially equal, and
a thermal exchange surface region between the first disk-shaped flange mating feature and the second disk-shaped flange mating feature, the thermal exchange surface defining at least one annular flange extending from the thermal portion between the first circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature and the second circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature, the at least one annular flange having a radial width less than at least one of the first radial width and the second radial width.

US Pat. No. 9,967,962

ELECTRONIC RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND SIGNAL RELAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An electronic radiography system comprising:(A) a radiation generating apparatus comprising:
a radiation source for emitting radiation to a subject;
an emission switch for generating an emission command signal to command start of emission of the radiation; and
a source control device having a switch I/F to which the emission command signal is inputted, the source control device allowing the radiation source to emit the radiation for radiography while the emission command signal is inputted;
(B) an electronic radiographic image detection device comprising:
a sensor panel for converting the radiation passed through the subject into an electric signal during the radiography and outputting a radiographic image of the subject;
a dose measurement sensor for measuring a dose of the radiation during the radiography; and
a controller for generating an emission enable signal, the emission enable signal determining a time period from a time when the emission is enabled in response to the emission command signal until a time for stopping the emission, the time for stopping the emission being determined by the controller through determining that a radiation exposure dose of the subject has reached a predetermined value based on measurement with the dose measurement sensor; and
(C) a signal relay device comprising:
a first connection I/F for receiving the emission command signal from the emission switch;
a second connection I/F for transmitting the emission command signal to the electronic radiographic image detection device and receiving the emission enable signal from the electronic radiographic image detection device;
a signal processing unit for generating an emission execution signal based on the emission command signal and the emission enable signal; and
a third connection I/F for transmitting the emission execution signal to the switch I/F of the source control device,
wherein the signal relay device is provided separately from the radiation generating apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,967,961

SIMULATED SPATIAL LIVE VIEWING OF AN OBJECT FROM VARIABLE VIEW-POINTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An X-ray tube for viewing of an object, comprising:a cathode arrangement;
an anode; and
a controller configured to control the cathode arrangement and the anode to generate an electron beam from the cathode arrangement towards a target area of the anode to generate X-ray radiation by electrons impinging on the target area,
wherein the controller is further configured to control the electron beam such that the electrons hit the anode at a moving focal spot and to provide a movement of the moving focal spot at least in a first moving direction transverse to a viewing direction, and wherein the anode includes a continuous inclined surface for providing different heights for positions of the moving focal spot, wherein the continuous inclined surface has a continuously changing inclination along a direction of the continuously changing inclination of the continuous inclined surface between inner and outer parts of the anode.

US Pat. No. 9,967,959

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM LEARNING EXCLUSION APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Noon Home, Inc., Cuperti...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a module housing;
a graphical user interface coupled to the module housing; and
a switch control circuit positioned in the housing and including a processor configured to modulate the flow of electrical energy to a lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit, the switch control circuit electrically connected to the graphical user interface, wherein the processor is configured to identify a proximate Bluetooth identification address in response to a Bluetooth antenna coupled to the processor detecting the proximate Bluetooth identification address, the processor configured to compare the identified proximate Bluetooth identification address with one or more registered Bluetooth identification address saved in a dataset, the processor configured to:
1) catalogue a command received at the processor and at least one event parameter detected contemporaneously with receipt of the command, if the identified proximate Bluetooth identification address corresponds to one of the one or more registered Bluetooth identification addresses saved in the dataset, and
2) bypass cataloging the command received at the processor and the at least one event parameter detected contemporaneously with receipt of the command, if the identified proximate Bluetooth identification address fails to correspond to one of the one or more registered Bluetooth identification addresses saved in the dataset.

US Pat. No. 9,967,956

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of connecting a lighting control device to a network, comprising the steps of:detecting wirelessly with a first electronic device for controlling lighting, one or more available network messages corresponding to one or more other electronic devices within wireless range of the first electronic device;
selecting, with the first electronic device, a next electronic device of the one or more other electronic devices to connect to with the first electronic device, where the next electronic device is a new electronic device having a device ID that does not match a previous device ID in a previously connected device list on a memory of the first electronic device, but if there are no detected new electronic devices then the next electronic device is an electronic device listed in the previously connected device list to which the first electronic device last connected least-recently;
connecting wirelessly with the first electronic device, to the next electronic device;
sending wirelessly from the first electronic device a first device ID to the next electronic device, the first device ID corresponding to the first electronic device;
maintaining a connection from the first electronic device to the next electronic device if a registering handshake message is received via the next electronic device;
disconnecting the first electronic device from the next electronic device if the registering handshake message is not received within a predetermined timeout amount of time;
recording the device ID of the next electronic device in the previously connected device list on the memory of the first electronic device if the first electronic device disconnected from the next electronic device for failing to receive the registering handshake message.

US Pat. No. 9,967,955

POWER OVER ETHERNET LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH EMERGENCY MODE

Platformatics Inc., Bloo...

1. A power over ethernet lighting system comprising:a power/communication bus;
a plurality of nodes electrically connected to the power/communication bus with a PoE interface, and each of the nodes being electrically connected to a PoE luminaire;
each of the plurality of nodes including the PoE interface, a micro-controller, and a driver electrically connected to the PoE luminaire;
at least one of the nodes is an emergency management node that includes a rechargeable battery and a PoE battery charger, and the micro-controller is electrically connected to the rechargeable battery;
wherein the system has a maintained mode in which the PoE luminaire of each of the nodes, including the emergency management node, is powered by electricity from the power/communication bus as controlled by the respective micro-controller, which is powered by one of the power/communication bus and the rechargeable battery; and
wherein the system has an emergency mode characterized by a power loss on the power/communication bus, and the PoE luminaire of the emergency management node is powered by electricity from the rechargeable battery as controlled by the micro-controller, which is powered by the rechargeable battery.

US Pat. No. 9,967,953

IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR A LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An identification device for a lighting system wherein the lighting system comprises multiple components, and wherein the identification device comprises:a receiver adapted to receive an identification request from a user device, and
a signaling apparatus comprising a control unit and one or more signaling devices, wherein the control unit is adapted to control the one or more signaling devices so that, in response to receipt of the identification request, an identification signal is produced that alerts a human user to a location or direction of one or more of the components,wherein:the components are provided with identifiers arranged so that each component has a respective unique identity within the lighting system,
the identification request is directed to a specified one or more of said components based on one or more of the identities,
the control unit is adapted so that the identification signal is produced in dependence which of the components the identification request is directed to,
said identification device or at least said one or more signaling devices is/are incorporated in a respective one of said components or otherwise located at a respective location of the respective component, such that the identification signal is emitted from the respective location of the respective component, and
the identification signal is emitted from the respective component in response to the identification request being directed to a neighboring one of said components within a predetermined proximity from the respective component or a predetermined number of network links from the respective component, thereby alerting the user to the direction or location of the neighboring component.

US Pat. No. 9,967,950

PRE-CHARGE LIGHTING CONTROL CIRCUIT

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A system for operating one or more light emitting devices, comprising:an array of solid state lighting devices;
a voltage regulator including a voltage regulator input, the voltage regulator electrically coupled to the array of solid state lighting devices; and
an analog pre-charge circuit having a pre-charge circuit output, the pre-charge circuit output electrically coupled to the voltage regulator input, the analog pre-charge circuit including an pre-charge circuit input, the pre-charge circuit input electrically coupled to the array of solid state lighting devices, the analog pre-charge circuit including a timing circuit, the analog pre-charge circuit including a first capacitor and a first resistor electrically coupled to the timing circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,967,949

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An organic light-emitting display (OLED) device, comprising:an organic light-emitting element between a lower substrate and an upper substrate,
wherein at least a part of a side surface of the upper substrate has a reverse-tapered shape configured to reduce damage to the lower substrate caused by deformation of the upper substrate due to an external impact, and
wherein the upper substrate has an area of a top surface larger than that of a bottom surface of the upper substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,967,948

LIGHTING DEVICE, LUMINAIRE, VEHICLE WITH SAME, AND LIGHTING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device for causing at least one light source unit to emit light, each of the at least one light source unit including a light source and a corresponding load information outputter for outputting load information when electric power is supplied thereto, the load information representing a luminous characteristic of the light source, and the lighting device comprising:at least one current outputter configured to supply a current to the light source of the at least one light source unit;
a load characteristic obtainer configured to obtain the load information from the corresponding load information outputter of the at least one light source unit, by supplying the electric power to the load information outputter; and
a controller configured to control the current of the at least one current outputter, which is supplied to the light source of the at least one light source unit, based on the load information obtained by the load characteristic obtainer,
the load characteristic obtainer being configured to supply the electric power to the corresponding load information outputter only during a time period of obtaining the load information, but stop supply of the electric power to the corresponding load information outputter during a time period other than the time period of obtaining the load information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,947

LED DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING LEAKAGE CURRENT AND COMPATIBLE WITH BALLAST

DONGGUAN PAN AMERICAN ELE...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit for controlling a leakage current and compatible with a ballast, comprising:an input circuit comprising:
a first buffer capacitor (CX1), a second buffer capacitor (CX2), and a third buffer capacitor (CX3);
a first discharging resistor string (RX1), a second discharging resistor string (RX2), and a third discharging resistor string (RX3);
a first fuse (F1), a second fuse (F2), and a third fuse (F3);
a first piezoresistor (VR1), a second piezoresistor (VR2), and a third piezoresistor (VR3);
a plurality of output terminals each of which comprising:
a first rectifying connection terminal;
a second rectifying connection terminal;
a third rectifying connection terminal; and
a fourth rectifying connection terminal; and
a plurality of input terminals each of which comprising:
a first electrical energy connection terminal connected to the first rectifying connection terminal by the first fuse (F1);
a second electrical energy connection terminal connected to the second rectifying connection terminal by the second fuse (F2);
a third electrical energy connection terminal connected to the third rectifying connection terminal by the third fuse (F3); and
a fourth electrical energy connection terminal directly connected to the fourth rectifying connection terminal; and
a rectifying circuit connected to the input circuit;
a power supply control module comprising a positive electrode connection terminal, a signal receiving terminal, a positive supply terminal, and a negative supply terminal; wherein the positive electrode connection terminal is connected to the rectifying circuit;
an LED load module connected to the power supply control module; and
an anti current leakage control module connected to the rectifying circuit and the power supply control module,
wherein one terminal of the first piezoresistor (VR1) is connected to the first rectifying connection terminal; another terminal of the first piezoresistor (VR1) is connected to the second rectifying connection terminal; one terminal of the second piezoresistor (VR2) is connected to the second rectifying connection terminal; another terminal of the second piezoresistor (VR2) is connected to the third rectifying connection terminal; one terminal of the third piezoresistor (VR3) is connected to the third rectifying connection terminal; and another terminal of the third piezoresistor (VR3) is connected to the fourth rectifying connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,946

OVERSHOOT PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR LED LIGHTING

NXP B.V., San Jose, CA (...

1. An article of manufacture comprising overshoot-protection circuitry for an LED (light-emitting diode) controller, the overshoot-protection circuitry comprising:a switch-drain node configured to be connected to a drain of a switch in the LED controller that controls at least one LED;
a switch-gate node configured to be connected to a gate of the switch in the LED controller that controls the at least one LED; and
inter-node circuitry connected between the switch-drain and switch-gate nodes and configured to limit a magnitude of a drain-to-source voltage of the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,967,945

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. An electronic device comprising:a voltage conversion unit configured to transfer an input voltage to an output voltage;
a first load unit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, and the first terminal configured to receiving the output voltage;
a current adjusting unit electrically coupled with the second terminal of the first load unit, configured to control a first driving current flowing through the first load unit according to a first current reference signal; and
a control unit electrically coupled with the first load unit and the voltage conversion unit, configured to generate a first voltage reference signal according to the first current reference signal and generate a first control signal to the voltage conversion unit according to a voltage of the second terminal of the first load unit and the first voltage reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,944

DIMMING CONTROL FOR LED-BASED LUMINAIRES

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

1. A pulse width modulated (PWM) dimmer comprising:a source terminal;
a load terminal;
a power stage coupled between the source terminal and the load terminal and configured to receive from the source terminal an AC supply signal having an envelope with a positive half-cycle and a negative half-cycle for each cycle and provide to the load terminal a pulsed AC load signal that tracks the envelope and comprises a plurality of pulses in each of the positive half-cycle and the negative half-cycle for each cycle based on a control signal;
an interface configured to receive dimming control information bearing on a dimming level; and
control circuitry configured to receive the dimming control information from the interface and generate the control signal based on the dimming control information, wherein an RMS value of the pulsed AC load signal varies as the dimming level varies and corresponds to the dimming level.

US Pat. No. 9,967,943

LIGHTING APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a first set of LED module comprising a plurality of types of LED units, different types of the LED unit having different color temperature characteristics;
a driving circuit supplying electricity to the first set of LED module for the plurality of types of LED units to emit light and when the driver circuit supplying a different total current, a color temperature change occurring in a light characteristic of the first set of LED module in response to a change in the total current; and
a second set of light emitting diode module, wherein the second set of light emitting diode module also comprises a plurality of types of light emitting diode elements in which the different types of light emitting diode elements have different color temperature characteristics; and the driving circuit also provides current to the second set of light emitting diode module,
wherein the second set of light emitting diode module further comprises an auxiliary electronic component, when the driving circuit supplies different total current values, the auxiliary electronic element affects the relative current ratio is received by the first set of light emitting diode module and the second set of light emitting diode module, and
wherein when the driving circuit supplies different total current values to the first set of light emitting diode module and the second set of light emitting diode module, the speed of brightness changes proportion in the first set of light emitting diode module differ from that of the second set of light emitting diode module, so as to vary the overall is combined spectral characteristics accordingly.

US Pat. No. 9,967,942

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING SYSTEM AND BURNING METHOD THEREOF

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A light emitting diode driving system, comprising:an infrared ray burning device; and
a light emitting diode driving device configured to drive a light emitting diode, wherein the light emitting diode driving device comprises:
an infrared ray receiving unit configured to receive a burning signal transmitted by the infrared ray burning device;
a signal transforming unit electrically coupled with the infrared ray receiving unit;
a storage unit electrically coupled with the signal transforming unit;
a pulse width modulating unit electrically coupled with the signal transforming unit; and
a diode driving unit electrically coupled with the pulse width modulating unit;
wherein the signal transforming unit transforms the burning signal into a current control command and transmits the current control command to store in the storage unit; the signal transforming unit generates a current control signal according to the current control command stored in the storage unit and transmits the current control signal to the pulse width modulating unit; the pulse width modulating unit generates a pulse width modulation output current control signal according to the current control signal received by the pulse width modulating unit and transmits the pulse width modulation output current control signal to the diode driving unit; and the diode driving unit drives the light emitting diode by the pulse width modulation output current control signal;
wherein the current control command comprises a magnitude of an output current to be burned into the light emitting diode driving driver.

US Pat. No. 9,967,941

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODE LIGHTING SYSTEMS

ON-BRIGHT ELECTRONICS (SH...

1. A system controller for regulating one or more currents, the system controller comprising:a thermal detector configured to detect a temperature associated with the system controller and generate a thermal detection signal based at least in part on the detected temperature;
a modulation-and-driver component configured to receive the thermal detection signal and generate a drive signal based at least in part on the thermal detection signal to close or open a switch to affect a drive current associated with one or more light emitting diodes;
a first comparator configured to receive a first voltage signal and a current sensing signal and generate a first comparison signal based at least in part on the first voltage signal and the current sensing signal, the current sensing signal being associated with the drive current, the first voltage signal being associated with the thermal detection signal; and
an operation-mode detection component configured to receive a second voltage signal associated with the drive current and generate a mode detection signal based at least in part on the second voltage signal;
wherein the modulation-and-driver component is further configured to:
in response to the detected temperature increasing from a first temperature threshold but remaining smaller than a second temperature threshold, generate the drive signal to keep the drive current at a first current magnitude, the second temperature threshold being higher than the first temperature threshold;
in response to the detected temperature increasing to become equal to or larger than the second temperature threshold, change the drive signal to reduce the drive current from the first current magnitude to a second current magnitude, the second current magnitude being smaller than the first current magnitude;
in response to the detected temperature decreasing from the second temperature threshold but remaining larger than the first temperature threshold, generate the drive signal to keep the drive current at the second current magnitude; and
in response to the detected temperature decreasing to become equal to or smaller than the first temperature threshold, change the drive signal to increase the drive current from the second current magnitude to the first current magnitude; and
receive the first comparison signal and the mode detection signal and generate the drive signal based at least in part on the first comparison signal and the mode detection signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,939

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE THERMAL FOLDBACK CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A thermal foldback control circuit electrically connected to a light emitting diode (LED) driver, the thermal foldback control circuit comprising:a voltage divider including
a first resistor component having a first resistance that varies in response to a temperature at a reference point,
a second resistor component in a series-type configuration with the first resistor component, the second resistor component having a second resistance that varies in response to the temperature at the reference point, and
an output configured to output a reference voltage based on the first resistance and the second resistance; and
a shunt regulator in a parallel-type configuration with the voltage divider, the shunt regulator configured to
receive the reference voltage, and
control a driver output of the LED driver based on the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,967,938

SOLID STATE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DIMMING CIRCUIT THEREOF

Lextar Electronics Corpor...

1. A dimming circuit configured to dim a lighting module, comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to convert an AC voltage signal to a rectified voltage signal;
a switch unit electrically connected between the rectifier circuit and the lighting module and configured to undergo switching according to a pulse width modulation signal to connect or disconnect the rectifier circuit and the lighting module;
a control unit electrically connected to the switch unit and configured to generate the pulse width modulation signal to control the switch unit; and
a voltage detecting unit electrically connected to the rectifier circuit and the control unit, and configured to detect the rectified voltage signal outputted by the rectifier circuit and to output a detecting signal to the control unit when the rectified voltage signal is lower than a predetermined level;
wherein the control unit is configured to control the switch unit to disconnect when the control unit receives the detecting signal;
wherein the voltage detecting unit is a zero-voltage detecting unit configured to detect the rectified voltage signal and to output the detecting signal to the control unit when the rectified voltage signal is substantially zero.

US Pat. No. 9,967,937

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a light-emitting diode comprising at least one n-doped InXnGa(1-Xn)N layer and a p-doped GaN layer forming together a p-n junction, and an active zone arranged between the n-doped InXnGa(1-Xn)N layer and the p-doped GaN layer and comprising a number m of InYiGa(1-Yi)N-emitting layers each one arranged between two InZjGa(1-Zj)N barrier layers that are in contact with the emitting layer on the two opposite faces of the emitting layer, wherein:
for i between 1 and m?1, the indium compositions of the emitting layers are such that Y(i+1) for j between 1 and m, the indium compositions of the barrier layers are such that Z(j+1) for i=j, the indium compositions of the emitting layers and of the barrier layers are such that Zj with m: integer greater than or equal to 2;
i: integer between 1 and m;
j: integer between 1 and (m+1);
an electric power supply configured to electrically power the light-emitting diode with a periodic signal;
a controller of the electric power supply which can alter the peak value of the periodic signal according to at least one spectrum of the light to be emitted by the light-emitting diode; and
wherein the indium compositions Yi, or Zj, or both Yi and Zj, are such that Z(m+1)=0 and at least one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
for i=j: 0.15Yi for j between 1 and m: 0.25Zj

US Pat. No. 9,967,936

EXAMINATION LIGHT APPARATUS WITH TOUCH-LESS CONTROL

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A device that is controlled without requiring physical contact from a user, including:an operational device;
a control component separated from the operational device by a support member, wherein the control component is disposed on a first portion of the support member that supports the control component and the operational device is disposed on a second portion of the support member separated from the first portion thereof, the control component including an outer surface;
said control component further including at least one electrical capacitance sensor that is located behind said outer surface and disposed on the first portion of the support member and wherein control of said operational device is exercised by positioning a human appendage within proximity of said electrical capacitance sensor without requiring said appendage to make physical contact with said outer surface of said control component; and wherein said outer surface of said control component includes no moving parts, excludes surface pockets and is configured to form a barrier between inner portions of said control component and contamination that could be deposited upon said control component via physical contact between a user and said control component, and wherein the control component discriminates between background and foreground capacitance using procedures that compute at least one moving average of an amount of capacitance that is detected over time by an electrical capacitance sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,967,935

LED LIGHT SOURCE WITH IMPROVED GLOW REDUCTION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light source comprising:input terminals for connection to a mains voltage supply source;
a rectifier coupled to the input terminals for rectifying the mains supply voltage supplied by the mains supply voltage source and comprising rectifier output terminals, a DC-DC converter for generating a DC current out of the rectified mains supply voltage, comprising converter input terminals connected to the rectifier output terminals and comprising a first converter output terminal and a second converter output terminal, a LED load comprising one or more LEDs and having an anode as its most positive node and a cathode as its most negative node;
a protective earth terminal;
the anode being coupled to the first converter output terminal via a first current control element for blocking a current flowing from the anode of the LED load to the first converter output terminal, and the cathode being coupled to the second converter output terminal via a first controllable switch having a control electrode coupled to first control circuitry for rendering the controllable switch non-conductive in case the LED light source is in standby mode, wherein the first controllable switch stores a charge, whereby the cathode of the LED load is coupled to the first controllable switch via a second current control element which blocks a current flowing from the stored charge of the first controllable switch from flowing to the cathode of the LED load, and
a capacitive element coupled between the protective earth terminal and a node coupling the first controllable switch and the second current control element.

US Pat. No. 9,967,934

LIGHTING CONTROL POWER SUPPLY

CCS Inc., Kyoto-shi, Kyo...

1. A lighting control power supply comprising:a plurality of controllers disposed correspondingly to a plurality of lighting devices, and configured to perform a control of the lighting devices respectively corresponding to the controllers on a basis of each of control parameters being set in units of a plurality of control setting items;
a display device configured to display a setting input screen through which a setting input of the control parameters related to the control setting items can be performed, and the setting input screen displays a part of the control setting items with respect to a part of the controllers;
an input device configured to be capable of accepting at least an input in a first direction and an input in a second direction that are different from each other;
a setting input screen display part configured to switch the setting input screen displayed on the display device according to an input to the input device;
a control parameter change part configured to change a control parameter of a control setting item being displayed on the setting input screen according to an input to the input device; and
an input switching part configured to perform switching so that either the setting input screen display part or the control parameter change part functions according to a predetermined input to the input device,
wherein the setting input screen display part is configured to, when the input in the first direction is given to the input device, cause the display device to display a setting input screen related to the controller being different than before the input, and
wherein the setting input screen display part is configured to, when the input in the second direction is given to the input device, cause the display device to display a setting input screen related to the control setting item being different than before the input.

US Pat. No. 9,967,933

ELECTRONIC CONTROL TO REGULATE POWER FOR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING AND METHODS THEREOF

Express Imaging Systems, ...

1. A regulator device to regulate an input power supply that supplies power to a plurality of light emitters, the plurality of light emitters electrically coupled in series between an input power node of the input power supply and a reference node, the regulator device comprising:a plurality of switches each of which selectively electrically couples a respective number of the light emitters to receive power from the input power supply via the input power node when the switch is deactivated; and
a control circuit electrically coupled to the input power node of the input power supply and controllingly coupled to the plurality of switches, the control circuit senses an operational parameter of the input power supply, the operational parameter comprising an entire voltage value between the input power node of the input power supply and the reference node, the control circuit deactivates a number of the switches to electrically couple the respective light emitters to the input power supply and a first number of the light emitters responsive to the sensed operational parameter of the input power supply, and adjusts the number of the switches deactivated responsive to a change in the sensed operational parameter of the input power supply, where the first number of the light emitters are coupled to the input power supply regardless of the sensed operational parameter of the input power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,967,932

POWER SUPPLY TRANSIENT REDUCTION METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LED CHANNEL SYSTEMS

Integrated Silicon Soluti...

1. A method in a light-emitting diode (LED) controller for generating control signals for driving multiple LED channels implementing LED dimming function using pulse width modulation (PWM), the method comprising:generating a first PWM signal to drive a first LED channel to turn on and off the first LED channel within a switching cycle at a PWM frequency, the first PWM signal having a leading edge being asserted to turn on the first LED channel and a trailing edge being deasserted to turn off the first LED channel;
generating a second PWM signal to drive a second LED channel to turn on and off the second LED channel within the switching cycle at the PWM frequency, the second PWM signal having a leading edge being asserted to turn on the second LED channel and a trailing edge being deasserted to turn off the second LED channel;
receiving a dimmer signal having a value indicative of a duty cycle for turning on the first and second LED channels;
generating the first PWM signal for driving the first LED channel having the leading edge being a fixed signal transition at a first time location and the trailing edge being a signal transition being modulated to generate the first PWM signal having the duty cycle in response to the dimmer signal; and
generating the second PWM signal for driving the second LED channel having the trailing edge being a fixed signal transition at the first time location and the leading edge being a signal transition being modulated to generate the second PWM signal having the duty cycle in response to the dimmer signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,931

CLOCKED ELECTRONIC ENERGY CONVERTER

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A clocked electronic energy converter comprising:an electronic switching element,
at least two electrical energy stores,
a first connection for connecting an electrical energy source,
a second connection for connecting an electrical energy sink,
a clock generator configured to generate a control signal for the electronic switching element in switching operation with a switch-on time and a switch-off time,
a switch-on time unit for generating a first signal for the clock generator, which switch-on time unit is designed to set a power to be transmitted of the energy converter in a first power range by means of the first signal and to generate, in a second power range, in which the power can be set to be less than in the first power range, a first signal for the clock generator, said first signal representing a fixedly predefined switch-on time,
a switch-off time unit, which is designed to generate a second signal for the clock generator in the second power range, said second signal representing a supplementary switch-off time depending on the power to be transmitted,
wherein the switch-off time unit is configured to either average the supplementary switch-off time in the second power range as a function of the power to be transmitted via a network half-wave, or carry out the determination of the supplementary switch-off time in the second power range based on an electrical voltage present at the first connection and/or an electrical voltage present at the second connection, and
wherein the electronic energy converter is a power factor control circuit and is configured to control the switch-on time unit and the switch-off time unit jointly by means of a single third signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,929

HIGH PERFORMANCE LINEAR LED DRIVING CIRCUIT

Anwell Semiconductor Corp...

1. A high performance linear LED driving circuit, for converting an AC voltage of an external power supply into an output current of a direct current (DC) and outputting the DC current to at least one LED, comprising a detection unit, a control unit and a current unit, and the detection unit being electrically coupled to the control unit and the LED, and the current unit being electrically coupled to the control unit and the LED, characterized in that a total current of the output current in a 180-degree phase sine wave period of the AC voltage is comprised of a first working section, an energy saving section and a second working section, and the detection unit is provided for detecting a voltage value of the AC voltage or a current value of the output current to form a detection signal, so as to drive the control unit to modulate a duty cycle and a current value of the first working section, the energy saving section and the second working section, and a current of the first working section and a current of the second working section are greater than a current of the energy saving section,wherein the control unit modulates a cycle time and the current value of the first working section and the second working section according to the detection signal, so that a ratio of a total input power Pin of the external power supply to a total output power Pout of the high performance linear LED driving circuit is a constant C, and Eff=Pout/Pin=C, so as to achieve the effect of a constant efficiency,
wherein a total current of the energy saving section is less than 20% of a sum of a total current of the first working section and a total current of the second working section,
wherein the control unit comprises a controller, a reference voltage regulator, a control comparator and a switch, and the controller is electrically coupled to the detection unit, the reference voltage regulator and the switch, and the control comparator is electrically coupled to the reference voltage regulator, the switch and the current unit, and the switch is electrically coupled to the current unit.

US Pat. No. 9,967,927

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH GALVANIC ISOLATION

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
at least one light-emitting diode printed circuit board (LED PCB) disposed between the two ends of the housing, the at least one LED PCB having LED arrays fixed thereon, the LED arrays having two inputs;
an LED driving circuit connecting to the LED arrays on the at least one LED PCB, the LED driving circuit having two inputs;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising at least one electrical conductor connecting to a lamp fixture socket;
at least one pair of electrical contacts; and
a controller receiving power from a rectified direct current (DC) voltage, the controller comprising an isolation module configured to perform galvanic isolation between the controller and the LED driving circuit connecting to the LED arrays,
wherein:
when the at least one pair of electrical contacts are not electrically connected, a through-lamp electric shock current does not flow through the LED arrays; and
when the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base is inserted into the lamp fixture socket, the at least one pair of electrical contacts are actuated to deliver electrical power from the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base to the LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 9,967,925

RF OVEN WITH INVERTED F ANTENNA

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for processing an object by application of radio frequency (RF) energy in a frequency range to a cavity holding the object, wherein the cavity supports at least one of standing or travelling electromagnetic waves in the frequency range at which the RF energy is applied, the apparatus comprising:the cavity;
a radiating element for applying the RF energy from a power feed to the cavity, the radiating element residing inside the cavity and comprising:
a feeding section;
a grounding section, wherein the feeding section and the grounding section extend substantially within a first plane; and
a radiating section in electrical communication with the feeding section and the grounding section, wherein the radiating section is a section of bent wire or bent plate that includes at least one bend between the feeding section and a distal end of the radiating section, the at least one bend extending in a second plane different from the first plane.

US Pat. No. 9,967,924

PACKAGE FOR STORING CONSUMABLE PRODUCT, INDUCTION HEATING APPARATUS FOR HEATING PACKAGE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING SAME

1. A system for heating a consumable product, the system comprising:a package, including:
a container body including a cavity at least partially bounded by a side wall, the side wall including a non-inductively heatable portion, the cavity configured to contain the consumable product;
at least one inductively heatable element disposed within the cavity, and configured to have the consumable product surround the at least one inductively heatable element;
at least one ridge on the side wall, the ridge fixing the inductively heatable element in place spaced apart from the side wall; and
a heating apparatus, including:
a housing defining a package-receiving cavity configured to position the package in an operative position;
at least one induction coil disposed within the housing;
a controller; and
at least one temperature sensing device disposed in proximity to the non-inductively heatable portion of the side wall of the container body when the package is in the operative position;
wherein the controller is communicatively coupled to the at least one temperature sensing device and configured to control at least one operating parameter of the heating apparatus based at least partially on one or more signals received from the at least one temperature sensing device.

US Pat. No. 9,967,923

COOKER, POWER CONTROL METHOD OF THE COOKER, AND POWER CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A cooker comprising:one or more burners having an induction heating coil and a resonant capacitor, and configured to heat a container;
a power supply unit configured to convert input power of an input power source into driving power and configured to supply the driving power to the one or more burners according to a control signal; and
a control unit configured to generate the control signal based on input current information regarding an input current of the input power source, and output the control signal to the power supply unit to control the driving power with respect to the one or more burners,
wherein the input power source is shared with a plurality of other home appliances, and
wherein the cooker is configured to calculate power consumption of the plurality of other home appliances.

US Pat. No. 9,967,922

GLAZING

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED,...

1. A glazing, comprising:a transparent substrate
a plurality of electrically conductive filaments, extending over the transparent substrate
wherein the filaments are shaped into a sequence of portions of the perimeters of ellipses
wherein in that:
ellipse axial ratios of the ellipses are in the range 1.1 to 4.0 and ellipse axial ratios of the ellipses are selected so that, from a pre-defined viewing position and in corresponding pre-defined viewing directions, the ellipses in the plane of the substrate are observed as circles.

US Pat. No. 9,967,921

HEATING BODY

1. A radiator comprising body elements, the body elements each having an interior through which a fluid as a heating medium circulates, and further comprising a heat source, wherein the heat source and the body elements extend parallel to each other in parallel planes, the heat source located between the body elements, and are connected with each other by lamellae arranged between the heat source and the body elements, respectively, wherein the lamellae and the body elements are welded together, wherein the heat source initially heats the lamellae and then the lamellae heat the body elements, wherein the lamellae are positioned orthogonally relative to the parallel planes of the heat source and the body elements, wherein the heat source is an electric heating film and wherein the radiator comprises a high temperature control operatively connected to the electric heating film.

US Pat. No. 9,967,920

ELECTRIC DEVICE OUTPUTTING LIGHT, WIND, HEAT OR SOUND

Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., ...

23. An electrical apparatus comprising:a main body portion comprising:
a converting portion that converts electric power to one of light, wind, heat, and sound; and
an outputting portion that outputs, to outside, the one of light, wind, heat, and sound outputted from the converting portion;
a battery pack detachably mounted on a battery holder provided at the main body portion and configured to supply electric power to the converting portion; and
a frame portion that rotatably supports the main body portion;
wherein the frame portion includes:
a pair of side frames extending in a vertical direction and located left and right sides of the outputting portion, each of the pair of side frames being bar-shaped;
a top frame located above the outputting portion in a state where the outputting portion faces the front side, the top frame extending in a leftward/rightward direction and connecting upper ends of the pair of side frames, the top frame being bar-shaped;
a pair of bottom frames located left and right sides and below the outputting portion when the outputting portion is viewed from a front side in a state where the outputting portion faces the front side, each of the pair of bottom frames extending rearward and having a front end connected to a lower end of corresponding one of the pair of side frames, each of the pair of bottom frames being bar-shaped; and
a connection frame located below the outputting portion when the outputting portion is viewed from a front side in a state where the outputting portion faces the front side, the connection frame being bar-shaped and connecting rear ends of the pair of bottom frames, the frame portion being an integration of the pair of side frames, the top frame and the pair of bottom frames;
wherein the pair of side frames, the top frame and the pair of bottom frames are constrained relative to one another;
wherein the main body portion is positioned between the pair of side frames; and
wherein the pair of side frames are provided with a support mechanism that rotatably supports the main body portion.

US Pat. No. 9,967,919

ELECTRICAL RESISTOR HEATING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of heating a printing fluid on a substrate, said method comprising:determining, by a control unit, partial-power levels for a plurality of heating resistors arranged in a spatial arrangement, the plurality of heating resistors including a first resistor positioned at a first end of the spatial arrangement, a second resistor positioned at a second end of the spatial arrangement, and a third resistor positioned between the first resistor and the second resistor, wherein the determined partial-power levels for the first resistor and the second resistor exceed the determined partial-power level for the third resistor over a predefined time period; and
individually controlling, by the control unit, an amount of power fed from a power source to each of the plurality of heating resistors according to the determined partial-power levels, wherein energization of the plurality of heating resistors occurs, at least partially, non-simultaneously over the predefined time period.

US Pat. No. 9,967,918

DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data communication method, comprising:receiving, by a first device, a request message from at least one second device, wherein the request message requests the first device to forward group data, and wherein the request message carries a group identifier;
returning, by the first device, a response message to the at least one second device, wherein the response message carries a layer-2 address and an Internet Protocol (IP) address corresponding to the group identifier; and
sending, by the first device, the group data using the layer-2 address when receiving the group data from a third device to the IP address.

US Pat. No. 9,967,917

METHOD OF COMMUNICATION WITH NETWORK, AND MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. A method in which a first mobile terminal device and a second mobile terminal device perform tethering communication, comprising:acquiring selection information related to a battery operating time of each of the first mobile terminal device and the second mobile terminal device;
calculating, using the selection information, an expected battery operating time of each of the first mobile terminal device and the second mobile terminal device when tethering communication is performed in each of a plurality of tethering systems; and
selecting a tethering system based on the expected battery operating time.

US Pat. No. 9,967,916

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING WRIST DEVICE WITH CELLULAR COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. A method for operating cellular connectivity in a wearable device, the method comprising, as performed by the wearable device:configuring a sensor device to measure physical activity of a user and to output measurement data representing the measured physical activity;
establishing, by using a cellular radio device comprised in the wearable device, cellular connectivity with an access node of a cellular communication system;
receiving, by using the cellular radio device, a cellular uplink resource allocation from the access node for uplink transmission of data; and
adjusting utilization of cellular uplink resources allocated to the cellular radio device according to a rate at which said measurement data from the sensor device becomes available for uplink transmission in the wearable device, wherein said adjusting comprises:
detecting a mismatch between the cellular uplink resources allocated to the cellular radio device and the rate at which said measurement data from the sensor device becomes available for uplink transmission in the wearable device; and
in response to said detecting, using the cellular radio device to request for reallocation of the cellular uplink resources from the access node.

US Pat. No. 9,967,915

METHOD OF HANDLING MULTIPLE PDN/PDP DISCONNECTION REQUESTS ON THE SAME APN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of disconnecting a plurality of packet data network (PDN) connections from an access point name (APN) by a user equipment (UE), comprising:transmitting, to a network apparatus, a signaling message including an information element (IE), wherein the IE comprises a linked evolved packet system (EPS) bearer identity indicating a disconnection of a first PDN associated with the APN and a linked default EPS bearer identity indicating a disconnection of a second PDN associated with the APN; and
receiving, from the network apparatus, a deactivate request message for disconnecting the UE from the first PDN and the second PDN, in response to the signaling message; and
disconnecting the first PDN and the second PDN associated with the APN.

US Pat. No. 9,967,914

METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNALING OF TERMINALS OF SUBSCRIBERS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling signals of multiple terminals, by a mobility management entity (MME), in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a terminal, a connection request message;
identifying whether the terminal is firstly connected to the MME among a plurality of terminals including a same subscriber code;
setting, if the terminal is firstly connected to the MME among the plurality of terminals including the same subscriber code, the terminal as a first terminal of a group;
setting, if the terminal is not firstly connected to the MME among the plurality of terminals including the same subscriber code, a tracking area update (TAU) period and a group discontinuous reception (DRX) of the terminal to same values of the first terminal;
classifying the plurality of terminals including the same subscriber code as the group associated with the first terminal; and
transmitting, to a base station, a group signal including TAU information of the first terminal, a group identifier for the group, and the group DRX cycle associated with the first terminal for the group,
wherein the group identifier and the group DRX cycle, which is different from a DRX cycle assigned to each of the plurality of terminals, are used to identify paging information for the group.

US Pat. No. 9,967,911

DEVICE AUTO PAIRING WITHOUT TOUCH AND TAP

Google Technology Holding...

1. A system for device-to-device pairing, the system comprising:a hardware processor communicatively coupled to a first device detection pad and a second device detection pad, wherein the hardware processor is configured to:
detect a communicative coupling of a first user device to the first device detection pad;
in response to detecting the communicative coupling of the first user device, receive, from a pairing application executing on the first user device, a first pairing parameter and cause the pairing application executing on the first user device to allow additional devices to communicate with the first user device in a pairing session over a communication channel with the first pairing parameter;
detect a communicative coupling of a second user device to the second device detection pad, wherein the second user device has a second pairing parameter;
exchange the first pairing parameter with the second user device using the second device detection pad and the second pairing parameter with the first user device using the first device detection pad; and
initiate the pairing session over the communication channel between the first user device and the second user device in response to the exchange.

US Pat. No. 9,967,910

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A D2D COMMUNICATION GROUP

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method performed by a target user equipment (UE) comprising:transmitting, using device-to-device (D2D) communication, a request message to a neighbour UE, the request message inviting at least one other UE to be part of a D2D group with the target UE; and
receiving a confirmation message from a base station, the confirmation message indicating that the neighbour UE is in the D2D group with the target UE, wherein the confirmation message is in response to a report message to the base station indicating that the neighbour UE will be part of the D2D group with the target UE.

US Pat. No. 9,967,909

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of operating a wireless ad hoc network comprising:determining a group of intermediate devices on communication paths from a first source device and a second source device to a set of destination devices where each intermediate device of the group has a communication path to a corresponding subset of destination devices such that a communication path exists from both the first source device and the second source device to each destination device of the set of destination devices;
configuring each intermediate device of the group of intermediate devices with a first linear network code corresponding to the first source device, and with a second linear network code corresponding to the second source device; and
configuring each intermediate device of the group of intermediate devices with an additional linear network code between itself and its corresponding subset of destination devices.

US Pat. No. 9,967,908

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REUSING CHANNEL FREQUENCIES IN DIRECT MODE

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. In a direct mode two-way radio frequency (RF) communications system having a plurality of direct mode traffic channels and a plurality of direct mode subscriber units, a method comprising:monitoring, by a first direct mode subscriber unit, a preconfigured direct mode control channel, the direct mode control channel being a channel that is monitored by all direct mode subscriber units that are idle in the system, and which is time divided into a plurality of slots including a plurality of traffic channel status slots, each traffic channel status slot associated with a particular physical direct mode traffic channel in the communication system; and
responsive to detecting a request to initiate a direct mode call:
selecting, by the first direct mode subscriber unit, a first particular direct mode traffic channel on which to transmit the direct mode call;
transmitting, by the first direct mode subscriber unit, during the next traffic channel status slot of the direct mode control channel that is associated with the selected direct mode traffic channel, a header indicating the first direct mode subscriber unit's intention to transmit a direct mode call on the selected direct mode traffic channel; and
subsequently switching to the selected direct mode traffic channel and transmitting the direct mode call on the selected direct mode traffic channel.

US Pat. No. 9,967,907

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, which is applied to a mobile communication system that includes a base station, a user terminal configured to establish a connection with the base station and a network including the base station and a network device configured to be an upper device of the base station, and that supports D2D communication that is direct device-to-device communication, comprising: transmitting, by the user terminal, to the network, data information corresponding to an amount of data scheduled to be transmitted in the D2D communication; acquiring, by the network, an expected load level expected by the data information as a load level of the base station; and determining, by the network, whether to permit the D2D communication of the user terminal on a basis of the load level, wherein in the determining, the network permits the D2D communication when the load level exceeds a threshold value, in the transmitting the data information, the user terminal transmits, to the network, a plurality of pieces of data information corresponding to an amount of data scheduled to be transmitted in each of a plurality of applications used in the D2D communication, in the acquiring the load level, the network acquires a plurality of expected load levels expected by each of the plurality of pieces of data information as a plurality of load levels, and in the determining whether to permit the D2D communication, the network permits the D2D communication when one or more load levels of the plurality of load levels exceed the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,967,906

WIRELESS ROAMING USING A DISTRIBUTED STORE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a first access point, a communication request from a wireless device;
determining, via the first access point, a broadcast domain associated with the first access point;
in response to the communication request, identifying a home broadcast domain of the wireless device by retrieving at least one of a network identification (ID) or a network tag associated with the wireless device from a distributed store;
determining that the broadcast domain associated with the first access point is different than the home broadcast domain associated with the wireless device;
identifying that the wireless device is roaming based on the determination that the broadcast domain associated with the first access point is different than the home broadcast domain associated with the wireless device;
identifying a second access point associated with the home broadcast domain of the wireless device; and
establishing, based on the identification that the wireless device is roaming, a tunnel between the first access point and the second access point.

US Pat. No. 9,967,905

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CANCELLING DEVICE TRIGGER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for cancelling a device trigger in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, from a services capability service/application server (SCS/AS), a cancellation request of a first trigger message in a network node;
checking whether the first trigger message has been transmitted to a user equipment or is pending in the network node; and
transmitting a second trigger message to the user equipment if the cancellation request indicates a replace request,
wherein if the first trigger message has been transmitted to the user equipment, the second trigger message includes cancellation information,
wherein if the transmission of the first trigger message from the network node to the user equipment is canceled by the network node based on the cancellation request of the first trigger message from the SCS/AS or if the first trigger message is pending in the network node, the second trigger message does not include cancellation information, and
wherein the cancellation information indicates that operation of the first trigger message has been canceled by the cancellation request of the SCS/AS.

US Pat. No. 9,967,904

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENABLING DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINALS USING PSEUDO-RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) communication by a transmission (Tx) user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first message to a base station (BS) through a randomly selected resource among predetermined time-frequency resources by randomly selecting one of a predetermined number of signatures for D2D communication;
receiving a second message including control information for transmission of a D2D broadcast or groupcast signal from the BS;
transmitting a third message including the D2D broadcast or groupcast signal directed to a plurality of reception (Rx) UEs for the D2D communication using the control information received through the second message; and
receiving a fourth message from at least one of the plurality of reception UEs,
wherein the fourth message indicates a reception result of the third message by the least one of the plurality of reception UEs.

US Pat. No. 9,967,903

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for operating a wireless device configured for wireless communications, the method comprising:detecting an event or condition associated with a machine type communications (MTC) service provided by the wireless device;
receiving, by the wireless device, uplink resource allocation information and a reporting request including a reporting criteria that the detected event or condition is required to satisfy in order for the wireless device to report the detected event or condition; and
initiating, by the wireless device, an uplink transmission to report the detected event or condition using the uplink resource allocation information in response to the reporting criteria being satisfied by the detected event or condition associated with the MTC service.

US Pat. No. 9,967,902

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENTION ACCESS REGION IN A LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS(LAA)

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

5. A method for transmitting signals in a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) serving cell by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving an uplink (UL) grant from a downlink control information;
determining a UL contention access region based on the UL grant, wherein the UL contention access region has a fixed length and location in a subframe;
determining clear channel assessment (CCA) timeslots in the UL contention access region, wherein the CCA timeslots are allocated from one end of the UL contention access region, and a contention window size of UL listen before talk (LBT) is determined based on an available number of CCA timeslots in the UL contention access region; and
performing UL contention access in the UL contention access region with a backoff process.

US Pat. No. 9,967,901

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing an uplink transmission by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first configuration information of a first logical channel and second configuration information of a second logical channel, the first configuration information of the first logical channel indicates whether data of the first logical channel is allowed to be transmitted by a cell associated with a contention based transmission, and the second configuration information of the second logical channel indicates whether data of the second logical channel is allowed to be transmitted by the cell associated with the contention based transmission;
identifying that the data of the first logical channel is allowed to be transmitted by the cell associated with the contention based transmission based on the first configuration information, and the data of the second logical channel is not allowed to be transmitted by the cell associated with the contention based transmission based on the second configuration information;
receiving an uplink grant from a base station;
determining whether the uplink grant is for the cell associated with the contention based transmission;
transmitting, if the uplink grant is for the cell associated with the contention based transmission, first data of the first logical channel using the uplink grant to the base station; and
transmitting, if the uplink grant is not for the cell associated with the contention based transmission, second data of the second logical channel using the uplink grant to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,967,900

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CHANNEL MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communicating in a wireless communication network comprising:determining, by a first access point, a polling schedule, the polling schedule for the first access point to communicate with one or more wireless stations on a first wireless communication channel, the polling schedule for a second access point to communicate with the one or more wireless stations on a second wireless communication channel different from the first wireless communication channel;
transmitting, by the first access point, on the first wireless communication channel, transmission information to the one or more wireless stations, the transmission information comprising information for the one or more wireless stations to receive a transmission from the second access point on the second wireless communication channel; and
transmitting, by the first access point, on the first wireless communication channel, one or more packets to at least one of the one or more wireless stations in accordance with the polling schedule.

US Pat. No. 9,967,898

PRIORITY SCHEDULING METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A priority scheduling method, comprising:generating an enhanced buffer status report (BSR) according to buffered data information of multiple benefitted user equipments B-UEs, and reporting the enhanced BSR to a base station eNB, wherein the enhanced BSR carries buffer data status information of the multiple B-UEs, so that the eNB determines, according to the buffer data status information, priorities of performing data transmission on the multiple B-UEs;
receiving, by a supporting user equipment (S-UE), uplink scheduling information delivered by from the eNB, wherein the uplink scheduling information carries the priorities of performing data transmission on the multiple B-UEs; and
encapsulating, by the S-UE, some or all of currently buffered data of the multiple B-UEs into one MAC PDU according to the priorities of performing data transmission on the multiple B-UEs, and transmitting the MAC PDU to the eNB.

US Pat. No. 9,967,897

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COORDINATION BETWEEN PLURALITY OF CO-LOCATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULES VIA ONE WIRE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a first wireless communication module, configured to perform a first wireless transceiving, wherein the first wireless communication module comprises a strong driving circuit; and
a second wireless communication module, configured to perform a second wireless transceiving,
wherein the second wireless communication module comprises a weak driving circuit, and the first wireless communication module is coupled to the second wireless communication module via only one wire, and when the weak driving circuit drives the wire for sending data and the strong driving circuit drives the wire for outputting data simultaneously, only data output by the strong driving circuit is received by the weak driving circuit via the wire, and data sent by the weak driving circuit is not received by the strong driving circuit via the wire, and the first wireless communication module sends a first traffic pattern of the first wireless transceiving to the second wireless communication module via the wire, and receives a second traffic pattern of the second wireless transceiving from the second wireless communication module via the wire, and
wherein the second traffic pattern indicates whether the second wireless communication module decides to use a remaining period of time, in which the first wireless communication module is not required to perform wireless transceiving, for the second wireless transceiving.

US Pat. No. 9,967,896

METHOD AND COMMUNICATION NODE OF SCHEDULING RADIO RESOURCES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method implemented by a communication node for transmitting traffic in a radio communication network, comprising:selecting a media access control (MAC) mode from a list of active MAC modes for the traffic, wherein each MAC mode in the list of active MAC modes associates with respective resource blocks and is used to schedule an associated resource block, and wherein if there is no MAC mode suitable for the traffic within the list of active MAC modes, activating an inactive MAC mode that is suitable for the traffic and adding the activated MAC mode to the list of active MAC modes; and
transmitting the traffic using the associated resource block scheduled by the selected MAC mode.

US Pat. No. 9,967,895

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A wireless transmission system comprising:a plurality of access points configured to communicate with a plurality of wireless terminals connected within a plurality of wireless coverage areas to the plurality of access points; and
an access controller configured to communicate with the plurality of access points,
wherein each of the access points retains first information indicating which of the wireless terminals are located in a corresponding one of the wireless coverage areas of the access points, and second information indicating which of the wireless terminals are connected with the corresponding access point within the corresponding one of the wireless coverage areas,
wherein each of the access points transmits updated information of the first information and the second information to the access controller,
wherein the access controller retains third information indicating correlations between each of the access points and which of the wireless terminals are located in the corresponding one of the wireless coverage areas of each of the access points, and fourth information indicating correlations between each of the access points and which of the wireless terminals are connected with each of the access points within the corresponding wireless coverage areas thereof,
wherein the access controller updates the third information and the fourth information based on the updated information received from the access points,
wherein the access controller determines a start standard time for a polling period for each of the access points to perform polling communication with the wireless terminals,
wherein the access controller generates a scheduling setting information indicating timings when the access points are to perform polling communication with the wireless terminals during the polling period based on the updated third information and updated fourth information,
wherein the access controller transmits, to each of the access points, a polling period start signal including the start standard time and a corresponding portion of the scheduling setting information for each of the access points,
wherein each of the access points performs a non-overlapping communication phase over separate time periods with the wireless terminals including a polling communication phase where data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points followed by a CSMA communication phase after the non-overlapping polling communication phase where data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points based on the polling period start signal and the corresponding portion of the scheduling setting information,
wherein each of the polling communication phases includes an exhaustive polling phase in which polling communication is performed separately and individually with all of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points and data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points, and a selective polling phase in which polling communication is performed with one or more of the wireless terminals that failed to communicate data during the exhaustive polling phase and data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals that failed to communicate data during the exhaustive polling phase, and
wherein the access controller determines a length of the exhaustive polling phase based on a number of wireless terminals connected with the corresponding one of the access points.

US Pat. No. 9,967,894

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. 9,967,893

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SPECTRUM SENSING IN AN OPPORTUNISTIC BAND

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for operating on an opportunistic band, the method comprising:storing, at a wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU), sensing capability information, wherein the WTRU is capable of sensing at least one type of a primary user of a reserved channel;
receiving, at the WTRU, a type information related to a primary user of a first channel, wherein the first channel is reserved for use by the primary user;
determining whether the first channel is available based on a geo-location database, wherein, if the first channel is available, using the first channel, and wherein if the first channel is unavailable, determining, at the WTRU, whether the WTRU is capable of sensing the primary user based on the type information related to the primary user of the first channel and the sensing capability of the WTRU; and
selecting an operating channel on the opportunistic band based on the determining, wherein:
based on a determination that the WTRU is capable of sensing the primary user of the first channel, further determining whether the primary user of the first channel is present on the first channel and operating on the first channel in sensing-only mode based on a determination that the primary user of the first channel is absent, and
based on a determination that the WTRU is not capable of sensing the primary user of the first channel, searching for a second channel reserved for use by a second type of primary user.

US Pat. No. 9,967,892

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a signal, which is transmitted by a user equipment using device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:classifying each of a plurality of resource units into clean units or dirty units;
when a number of the clean units is equal to or greater than a first threshold, selecting one of the clean units as a transmission resource;
when the number of the clean units is less than the first threshold, selecting a dirty unit as the transmission resource among one or more dirty units,
wherein the one or more dirty units correspond to a resource unit in which interference equal to or greater than a second threshold among the classified dirty units is detected; and
transmitting a D2D signal using the selected transmission resource.

US Pat. No. 9,967,891

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION THROUGH CARRIER AGGREGATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method comprising:transmitting data and control information over a primary component carrier to a wireless device;
determining that interference exists with respect to the primary component carrier; and
transmitting at least a portion of the data or control information to the wireless device over a secondary component carrier until the interference is determined to be diminished with respect to the primary component carrier,
wherein transmitting the at least the portion of the data or control information to the wireless device over the secondary component carrier until the interference is determined to be diminished with respect to the primary component carrier further comprises temporarily transmitting the at least the portion of the data or control information to the wireless device over the secondary component carrier until the interference is determined to be diminished with respect to the primary component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,967,890

SIGNALLING FOR FRACTIONAL FREQUENCY REUSE (FFR) FOR D2D COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining a subset of subchannels for a first cell, the subset of subchannels configured to reduce interference from at least a first user equipment (UE) in the first cell to at least a second UE in a second cell;
determining whether the first UE in the first cell is interfering with the second UE in the second cell based at least on a message received from the first UE indicating that the first UE in the first cell is causing interference to the second UE in the second cell, the second UE being in device-to-device (D2D) communication with a third UE; and
allocating at least one subchannel to the first UE from the subset of subchannels when the first UE in the first cell is interfering with the second UE in the second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,967,889

NETWORK DEVICE BASED CONTROL OF A COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT MODE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
detect a trigger to configure a coverage enhancement mode for a wireless device,
the wireless device being associated with a particular coverage area;
determine information associated with one or more wireless devices connected to a network,
the network being associated with the particular coverage area, and
the information being associated with a level of network traffic of the network;
determine a prioritization of the one or more wireless devices based on the information associated with the one or more wireless devices connected to the network;
determine a level of coverage enhancement for the wireless device based on the prioritization of the one or more wireless devices; and
transmit an instruction to cause the wireless device to utilize the level of coverage enhancement for the coverage enhancement mode.

US Pat. No. 9,967,888

SELECTIVE MICRO-TRANSMISSION IN DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION (DCI) MESSAGE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system in which a base station is configured to serve user equipment devices (UEs) via an air interface that spans a frequency bandwidth and that defines over time a sequence of transmission time intervals (TTIs), wherein each TTI defines a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), a method for controlling transmission in a TTI, the method comprising:when the base station has an amount of data for transmission over the air interface to a UE, transmitting by the base station to the UE on the TTI's PDCCH a downlink control information (DCI) message, wherein the DCI message includes defined fields selected from the group consisting of (a) a resource assignment field, (b) a modulation and coding scheme field, (c) a hybrid-automatic-repeat-request process number field, (d) a new data indicator field, (e) a redundancy version field, (f) a transmit power control command field, and (g) a downlink assignment index field;
based on a comparison between the amount of data and a threshold amount, selecting by the base station between (i) transmitting the data on allocated resources of the TTI's PDSCH and specifying in the DCI message the allocated PDSCH resources, to enable the UE to read the data from the specified PDSCH resources, and (ii) transmitting the data within at least one of the defined fields of the DCI message, rather than on the TTI's PDSCH, to enable the UE to read the data from the DCI message, wherein if the amount of data is greater than the threshold amount, then the base station selects the transmitting of the data on allocated resources of the TTI's PDSCH, and if the amount of data is less than the threshold amount, then base station selects the transmitting of the data within at least one of the defined fields of the DCI message; and
operating by the base station in accordance with the selecting.

US Pat. No. 9,967,887

AD HOC GROUP BIDDING

1. A method, comprising:storing, in a memory of a computer having the memory and a processor, locations of mobile devices that are registered for ad hoc grouping;
receiving, at the computer and from a requesting mobile device, an access request specifying a location that corresponds to a goal for an ad hoc group;
querying the memory for the location specified in the access request to identify candidate mobile devices, among the mobile devices registered for the ad hoc grouping, that match the access request;
retrieving network addresses of the candidate mobile devices;
sending invitations to the network addresses of the candidate mobile devices, the invitations inviting the candidate mobile devices to join the ad hoc group;
receiving acceptances sent from among the candidate mobile devices invited to join the ad hoc group;
forming the ad hoc group from the candidate mobile devices accepting the invitations; and
determining an equal contribution from each one of the candidate mobile devices forming the ad hoc group,
wherein the ad hoc group is spontaneously formed based on the locations of the candidate mobile devices, and
wherein goals of the candidate mobile devices are stored in the memory before the access request is sent by the requesting mobile device, and used to match the candidate mobile devices with the access request.

US Pat. No. 9,967,886

HIERARCHICAL BEAMFORMING METHOD AND BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A hierarchical beamforming method, adapted to a base station, and comprising:performing a network entry procedure via a plurality of coarse beams by respectively using a superframe header of a superframe corresponding to each of the coarse beams;
receiving a success message of the network entry procedure via one of the coarse beams; wherein the success message comprises a random access preamble;
identifying said one of the coarse beams as the preferred coarse beam, so as to transmit back a network entry done message in response to the success message by using the preferred coarse beam; and
performing a user equipment connection via a plurality of fine beams within a direction range of the preferred coarse beam, so as to determine a preferred fine beam from the fine beams by using frame headers of a plurality of basic frames respectively corresponding to the fine beams, and performing a data packet transmission by using a packet transmission block of the basic frame corresponding to the preferred fine beam.

US Pat. No. 9,967,885

DIGITAL BASEBAND TRANSPORT IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A distributed antenna system, comprising:a head end unit configured to communicate channelized digital baseband signals with remotely located units, the channelized digital baseband signals including call information for wireless communication, the head end unit including circuitry configured to:
receive downlink signals from at least one base station;
process the downlink signals into downlink channelized digital baseband signals using a channelizer circuitry including a channel filter, an interpolator, and a mixer associated with an oscillator;
format the downlink channelized digital baseband signals for transport together;
packetize and packet schedule the downlink channelized digital baseband signals into downlink packetized baseband signals; and
transmit the downlink packetized baseband signals to the remotely located units.

US Pat. No. 9,967,884

DEDICATED BACKHAUL FOR WHOLE HOME COVERAGE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method, comprising:using a 5 GHz band as a dedicated backhaul between two or more nodes in a network when the received signal strength indication (RSSI) of the dedicated channel is above a predefined threshold;
using a different radio, channel, or band as backup if the 5 GHz band fails to reach between nodes;
using a 2.4 GHz band channel selection when no base nodes are proximate to a satellite node; and
when a base node is proximate to the satellite node, picking a channel where a base node with a highest RSSI value is located.

US Pat. No. 9,967,882

FREQUENCY-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (FDM) USING SOFT CLIPPING (SC)

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:mapping data onto odd frequency subcarriers of a plurality of non-overlapping frequency subcarriers, wherein each of the non-overlapping frequency subcarriers comprises a center frequency that is an odd integer multiple of a lowest center frequency, the mapping comprises performing orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) to modulate the data onto the odd frequency subcarriers;
producing a time signal based on the mapping;
applying soft clipping (SC) to signal amplitudes of the time signal according to a polynomial function; and
producing a positive-amplitude signal based on the applying.

US Pat. No. 9,967,881

MANAGEMENT OF DATA TRANSMISSION OVER RADIO-LINK ENCOMPASSING MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIERS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:establishing by a base station a radio-link-layer connection between the base station and a user equipment device (UE), the radio-link-layer connection encompassing a plurality of component carriers;
receiving by the base station data for transmission over the radio-link-layer connection to the UE;
making a determination by the base station, based on at least one characteristic of the received data, whether to transmit the received data to the UE on the plurality of component carriers encompassed by the radio-link-layer connection or rather on just one of the plurality of component carriers encompassed by the radio-link-layer connection; and
while the radio-link-layer connection encompasses the plurality of component carriers, transmitting by the base station the received data to the UE in accordance with the determination,
wherein transmitting the received data to the UE in accordance with the determination comprises (i) transmitting to the UE at least one downlink control information (DCI) message specifying downlink resources that will carry the received data to the UE and (ii) transmitting the received data in the specified downlink resources to the UE,
wherein if the determination is to transmit the received data on the plurality of component carriers, then the downlink resources include downlink resources on more than one of the plurality of component carriers, whereas if the determination is to transmit the received data on just one of the component carriers, then the downlink resources are on just that one component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,967,880

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DATA TRANSMISSION OVER GUARD SUB-CARRIERS IN MULTI-CARRIER OFDM SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a plurality of radio frequency (RF) entities coupled to a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of physical layer entities coupled to the plurality of RF entities through a multiplexer, wherein a first and a second physical layer entities are configured to process radio signals associated with two adjacent frequency channels having a first and a second RF carrier frequencies, wherein a third physical layer entity is configured to process a third radio signal associated with a plurality of guard sub-carriers between the two adjacent frequency channels having a third RF carrier frequency;
a common MAC control entity coupled to each physical layer entity, wherein each physical layer entity is configured to process one or multiple radio signals associated with one or multiple frequency channels; and
an adaptive multi-carrier controller that controls an RF carrier frequency of each RF entity, wherein each RF entity receives and transmits one or multiple radio signals associated with one or multiple corresponding frequency channels, and wherein the plurality of guard subcarriers is aligned to be orthogonal to normal data subcarriers by applying a frequency offset to one of the two adjacent frequency channels, wherein a number of aligned guard subcarriers are identified and partitioned to contain at least one predefined physical resource unit for data communication except at least one reserved guard subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 9,967,879

RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A receiving apparatus, comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives allocation information indicating one or more Distributed Virtual Resource Blocks (DVRBs) with consecutive DVRB numbers, the DVRBs with the consecutive DVRB numbers that are interleaved being mapped to Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs), a difference between DVRB numbers of two DVRBs that are mapped to PRBs in a same frequency within a subframe being less than or equal to two, and two DVRBs with consecutive DVRB numbers being mapped to two PRBs that are inconsecutive in a frequency domain; and
circuitry which, in operation, decodes data based on the allocation information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,878

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

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus that communicates with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive:
first information indicating a first uplink-downlink configuration,
second information indicating a second uplink-downlink configuration,
third information indicating a third uplink-downlink configuration, and
fourth information indicating a special subframe configuration; and
transmission circuitry configured to:
perform, based on the first uplink-downlink configuration indicated by the first information, a transmission on a physical uplink shared channel, the transmission on the physical uplink shared channel being based on a detection of a transmission on a physical downlink control channel,
perform, based on the second uplink-downlink configuration indicated by the second information, a transmission of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information on a physical uplink control channel, the transmission of the HARQ information on the physical uplink control channel being based on a detection of a transmission on a physical downlink shared channel, wherein
in a case that the second information indicating the second uplink-downlink configuration is not received, a downlink pilot time slot (DwPTS) of a special subframe is given based on the first uplink-downlink configuration indicated by the first information, and whether the transmission on the physical downlink shared channel in the DwPTS of the special subframe is performed or not is defined based on the special subframe configuration indicated by the fourth information and a cyclic prefix in a downlink, and
in a case that the second information indicating the second uplink-downlink configuration is received, the DwPTS of the special subframe is given based on the third uplink-downlink configuration indicated by the third information, and whether the transmission on the physical downlink shared channel in the DwPTS of the special subframe is performed or not is defined based on the special subframe configuration indicated by the fourth information and the cyclic prefix in the downlink.

US Pat. No. 9,967,877

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRAME EXCHANGE IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method for exchanging frames by an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:transmitting to one or more stations (STAs) a first frame eliciting a second frame from the one or more STAs in a downlink (DL) Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU), wherein the DL PPDU carrying the first frame includes information indicating a type of a PPDU carrying the second frame from PPDU types including a Single User (SU) PPDU and a Multiple User (MU) PPDU; and
receiving from the one or more STAs the second frame in an uplink (UL) PPDU having a type determined based on the information indicating the type of the PPDU,
wherein the DL PPDU carrying the first frame further includes information indicating a length of the PPDU carrying the second frame, and
wherein the information indicating the length of the PPDU carrying the second frame indicates a value equal to or greater than a predetermined minimum value.

US Pat. No. 9,967,876

BASE STATION DEVICE, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A base station device comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, generates subframe assignment information that indicates one or more sets of subframes, each set including a first pair of a UL (uplink) grant downlink subframe and a corresponding PUSCH (physical uplink shared channel) uplink subframe and a second pair of a DL (downlink) assignment downlink subframe and a corresponding ACK/NACK (acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment) uplink subframe, wherein the one or more sets of subframes are included in two or three consecutive frames in each of a plurality of configuration patterns, each configuration pattern defining transmission timings of at least one uplink subframe, at least one downlink subframe, and at least one special subframe within a frame;
mapping circuitry which, in operation, maps the UL grant downlink subframe and the DL assignment downlink subframe according to the subframe assignment information;
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the subframe assignment information, the UL grant downlink subframe, and the DL assignment downlink subframe to a mobile station device; and
a receiver which, in operation, receives the PUSCH uplink subframe and the ACK/NACK uplink subframe according to the subframe assignment information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,875

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING A RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER AND NODE B RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK PACKET DATA SERVICE

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless device comprising:circuitry configured to transmit a first message to a user device, wherein the first message comprises a first allocation of power associated with a radio network controller (RNC) scheduler;
circuitry configured to transmit a second message to the user device, wherein the second message is used to derive a second allocation of power associated with a base station scheduler; and
circuitry configured to receive high speed packet data from the user device over one or more physical channels, wherein the one or more physical channels are determined based on the first allocation of power and the second allocation of power.

US Pat. No. 9,967,874

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL CONSIDERING ANTENNA PORT RELATIONSHIP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) signal by a base station (BS) having one or more cells in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment (UE) through a higher layer, a PDSCH resource element mapping and Quasi co-location Indicator (PQI) parameter set; and
transmitting, to the UE via a predetermined cell, the PDSCH signal in a downlink subframe based on a start symbol index of the PDSCH in the downlink subframe,
wherein when a first PDSCH start symbol value is included in the PQI parameter set and the downlink subframe is a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe, the start symbol index corresponds to a smaller one among the first PDSCH start symbol value contained in the PQI parameter set and a predefined threshold, and
wherein when the first PDSCH start symbol value is not included in the PQI parameter set, and a second PDSCH start symbol value for the predetermined cell is configured by the higher layer for carrier aggregation, the start symbol index corresponds to the second PDSCH start symbol value for the predetermined cell.

US Pat. No. 9,967,873

MOBILE STATION DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A mobile station device comprising:transmission circuitry configured to programmed to, or configured and programmed to transmit a transport block in an uplink subframe; and
higher layer processing circuitry configured to, programmed to, or configured and programmed to maintain at least a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) process, wherein
in a case that the transport block has been transmitted by the mobile station device to a base station device and the transport block is disabled based on a physical downlink control channel received in a downlink subframe, acknowledgement (ACK) for the transport block is set as HARQ feedback related to the HARQ process.

US Pat. No. 9,967,872

COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT USING A SET OF LEGACY OR AGGRESSIVE CQI TABLE AND LEGACY OR AGGRESSIVE MCS TABLE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method performed by a user equipment, the communication method comprising:determining a selected Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) table, from a legacy CQI parameter table and an aggressive CQI parameter table, based on a received indication, the aggressive CQI parameter table including combinations of at least one of higher modulation scheme and higher coding rate than the legacy CQI parameter table;
determining a selected Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) table, from a legacy MCS parameter table and an aggressive MCS parameter table, to be used with the selected CQI table as a set, the aggressive MCS parameter table including combinations of at least one of higher modulation order and higher Transport Block Size (TBS) index than the legacy MCS parameter table; and
controlling communication based on one of the combinations of modulation scheme and coding rate corresponding to a CQI index in the selected CQI table and based on one of the combinations of modulation order and coding rate corresponding to a MCS index in the selected MCS table;
wherein,
the set of the selected CQI table and the selected MCS table is one of sets including a first set of the aggressive CQI parameter table and the legacy MCS parameter table and a second set of the legacy CQI parameter table and the aggressive MCS parameter table, and
a number of bits that indicate the CQI index in the aggressive CQI parameter table equals a number of bits that indicate the CQI index in the legacy CQI parameter table, and a number of bits that indicate the MCS index in the aggressive MCS parameter table equals a number of bits that indicate the MCS index in the legacy MCS parameter table.

US Pat. No. 9,967,871

METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for transmitting downlink control information, comprising:mapping, by a base station, an enhanced physical downlink control channel (E-PDCCH) of a user equipment device (UE) to resource elements allocated for transmitting the E-PDCCH, wherein the resource elements are in L enhanced control channel elements (eCCEs) allocated to the E-PDCCH, wherein L is an aggregation level and is greater than or equal to 1; and
transmitting, by the base station, the E-PDCCH to the UE by using the resource elements mapped with the E-PDCCH;
wherein one or more orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols are used by the E-PDCCH, and each OFDM symbol comprises one or more resource elements that are allocated for transmitting the E-PDCCH;
wherein mapping the E-PDCCH to the resource elements in the L eCCEs comprises:
following an order of the OFDM symbols, in each OFDM symbol, mapping the E-PDCCH to the resource elements occupied by the L eCCEs and allocated for transmitting the E-PDCCH according to an order of subcarriers in the OFDM symbol;
wherein the E-PDCCH carries the downlink control information; and
wherein the E-PDCCH and a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) invoked by the E-PDCCH are frequency-division multiplexed.

US Pat. No. 9,967,870

EFFICIENT AND CONSISTENT WIRELESS DOWNLINK CHANNEL CONFIGURATION

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa (CA)...

3. A method performed by a subscriber station of a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) signal transmitted by a first antenna port and a second antenna port of a base station, wherein the OFDM signal corresponds to a least one slot, wherein a slot of the OFDM signal includes a plurality of subcarriers and a plurality of symbols, wherein the slot includes a first antenna port pilot on at least a first subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers and a second subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, and a second antenna port pilot on at least the first subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers and the second subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, wherein the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot are received in adjacent symbols in time, respectively, wherein the first subcarrier and the second subcarrier are separated by a plurality of adjacent subcarriers and the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot are not received via any of the plurality of adjacent subcarriers in the slot, and wherein the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot are not received in all of the plurality of symbols of the slot;
receiving a primary signal and a secondary signal for cell search, wherein the primary signal and the secondary signal are derived from Zadoff-Chu sequences, wherein the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot do not overlap with the primary signal and the secondary signal; and
utilizing the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot to recover data from the OFDM signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,869

TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND SYSTEM

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC, N...

1. A machine-type communication (MTC) device configured to communicate data to and/or from base stations, the device being:arranged to communicate data with one or more base stations via a wireless access interface provided by the one or more base stations, wherein the wireless access interface includes at least 1200 subcarriers and the MTC device is only configured to communicate data to and/or from the base station over a bandwidth equal to or less than 72 subcarriers;
arranged to receive, in a virtual carrier formed of a first subset of 72 or fewer subcarriers of the 1200 subcarriers in a first sub-frame, allocation information comprising an indication of a location of common information for the MTC device within a first carrier formed of a second subset of 72 or fewer subcarriers of the 1200 subcarriers that do not overlap a frequency range of the virtual carrier in a second sub-frame that immediately follows the first sub-frame; and
arranged to access the common information in the first carrier of the second sub-frame based on the allocation information included in the virtual carrier of the first sub-frame,
wherein the common information comprises a first portion including information that is accessible by devices using the first carrier and devices using the virtual carrier, a second portion including information that is accessible only by one or more devices using only the first carrier, and a third portion including information that is accessible only by one or more devices using only the virtual carrier, wherein a first set of resources allocated to the first portion is greater than a second set of resources allocated to the second portion, and the second set of resources is greater than a third set of resources allocated to the third portion, and wherein amounts of each one of the first, second, and third set of resources are dependent on one another.

US Pat. No. 9,967,868

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


wherein TX #N and TX #M respectively denote antenna ports N and M, IMPP denotes a PUCCH resource linked to a lowest Control Channel Element (CCE) index nCCE,P corresponding to a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) related with a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) in the primary cell, IMPP+1 represents a PUCCH resource linked to nCCE,P+1, and
wherein EXP1, EXP2, EXP3, EXP4, EXP5, and EXP6 represent PUCCH resources configured by a higher layer.

US Pat. No. 9,967,867

UL CONTROL CHANNEL CONSIDERATION FOR HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a network node, comprising:providing to a user equipment a dedicated physical control channel (DPCCH), the DPCCH being associated with a first fractional dedicated physical channel (F-DPCH) for conveying transmit power control commands to the user equipment for power controlling the DPCCH;
providing to the user equipment a secondary dedicated physical control channel (S-DPCCH), the S-DPCCH comprising an uplink control channel for communicating transmit power control commands, the S-DPCCH being associated with a second F-DPCH for conveying transmit power control commands to the user equipment for power controlling the S-DPCCH;
receiving, from the user equipment, a downlink transmit power control command, the downlink transmit power control command carried on the S-DPCCH;
controlling a transmit power of the second F-DPCH associated with the S-DPCCH based on the downlink transmit power control command carried on the S-DPCCH; and
controlling a transmit power of the first F-DPCH associated with the DPCCH based on the downlink transmit power control command carried on the S-DPCCH.

US Pat. No. 9,967,866

UPLINK CONTROL DATA TRANSMISSION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for providing feedback information on a processing structure, the method comprising:generating a set of input bits associated with feedback information, wherein the feedback information comprises a plurality of acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) bits corresponding to a plurality of component carriers;
encoding the set of input bits to create an encoded set of output bits;
scrambling the encoded set of output bits using a scrambling sequence to create a set of scrambled output bits, wherein the scrambling sequence is derived as a function of at least one of the following: an identity of a wireless transmit and receive unit associated therewith or one or more cell identities;
modulating the set of scrambled output bits to create a block of modulated symbols;
applying a spreading code to the block of modulated symbols, wherein wherein the spreading code is selected based on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource index; and
transmitting the block spread modulated symbols corresponding to the ACK/NACK bits on a PUCCH.

US Pat. No. 9,967,865

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO HANDLE UPLINK (UL) INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method to handle UL (Uplink) control information, comprising:a UE (User Equipment) is configured with a plurality of serving cells,
wherein each of the plurality of serving cells belongs to a PUCCH (Physical Uplink Control Channel) group, a first set of the serving cells controlled or scheduled by a same eNB is assigned to a same PUCCH group, and a second set of the serving cells controlled or scheduled by different a eNBs is assigned to a different PUCCH group, and
wherein for each PUCCH group, there is a specific UL serving cell for PUCCH transmission; and
the UE delivers the UL control information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,863

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION REPORTING WITH LICENSE-ASSISTED ACCESS (LAA) UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
configure with a secondary cell group (SCG);
configure with a licensed-assisted access (LAA) serving cell as a primary secondary cell (pSCell) of the SCG;
receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) on at least one LAA serving cell in the SCG;
determine a channel to carry uplink control information (UCI), the channel being on a serving cell in the SCG;
determine transmission timing of the channel based on reception timing of the received PDSCH, wherein the transmission timing comprises a starting subframe and an allowed UCI transmission range when an LAA is used for UCI reporting;
determine one or more PDSCHs of which hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) bits are included in the UCI, the one or more PDSCHs including the received PDSCH;
determine content of the HARQ-ACK bits; and
perform a channel access procedure for transmission of the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,967,862

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING CONTROL CHANNEL IN MULTICARRIER SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring a control channel in a multiple carrier system, the method comprising:if an aggregation of carriers is configured and if a carrier indicator field (CIF) is configured, monitoring a plurality of downlink control channels within a plurality of UE-specific search spaces of a first carrier; and
receiving downlink control information (DCI) on at least one of the plurality of the downlink control channels, which is successfully decoded, via the first carrier,
wherein a start point for each of the plurality of UE-specific search spaces is determined based on the CIF, and
wherein the DCI includes scheduling information on either a downlink channel or an uplink channel in a second carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,967,861

UPLINK RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD, WIRELESS BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION

NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Tokyo ...

1. An uplink resource scheduling method for a Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) system, applied to a wireless base station, the method comprising:generating group dedicated signaling respectively for mobile station groups managed by the wireless base station, wherein at least one mobile station group of the mobile station groups includes a plurality of mobile stations and group dedicated signaling of each mobile station group indicates uplink resources allocated to the mobile station group, and wherein generating group dedicated signaling respectively for mobile station groups managed by the wireless base station includes:
determining a channel state of each mobile station in the mobile station group, and determining a coding rate of the group dedicated signaling of the mobile station group based on a mobile station with a worst channel state, and
generating the group dedicated signaling of the mobile station group based on the determined coding rate;
multiplexing the generated group dedicated signaling into different positions of a first channel and transmitting the multiplexed group dedicated signaling;
generating mobile station dedicated signaling for each mobile station in each of the mobile station groups, wherein the mobile station dedicated signaling at least includes group information indicating the mobile station group to which the mobile station belongs; and
multiplexing the generated mobile station dedicated signaling into a second channel and transmitting the multiplexed mobile station dedicated signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,967,860

EFFICIENT NETWORK-WIDE BROADCASTING OVER LTE NETWORKS

NEC Corporation, (JP)

1. A method for network-wide broadcasting, comprising:identifying interference dependencies between base stations (eNBs) to generate one or more single frequency network (SFN) clusters for one or more broadcast sessions, the generating SFN clusters comprising:
performing a controlled decrease in transmit diversity gain for each of the sessions by progressively creating smaller SFN clusters;
iteratively creating the smaller SFN clusters until a target modulation and coding scheme (MCS) threshold is met to generate a plurality of SFN clusters; and
selecting an SFN cluster with a maximum common MCS for all SFN clusters in a set;
integrating resource block (RB) allocation with the generating of the SFN clusters to determine maximum system utility, wherein the system utility considers the sum of the utilities of broadcast and unicast flows; and
controlling network-wide broadcasting based on the determined maximum system utility.

US Pat. No. 9,967,859

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NETWORK BROADCAST INFORMATION TO WLAN ENABLED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for a wireless device in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, at the wireless device, a network interworking indicator broadcasted by the WLAN, the network interworking indicator indicating support of a capability of the WLAN to communicate network information identifying one or more wireless networks,
in response to receiving the network interworking indicator, transmitting, from the wireless device to the WLAN, a request requesting the WLAN to send the network information identifying the one or more networks to the wireless device, the network information comprising at least a Mobile Network Code (MNC) and a Mobile Country Code (MCC) which identify at least one of the one or more wireless networks, and
receiving the network information in response to the request for the network information, wherein the network information is provided in a container field of a generic container.

US Pat. No. 9,967,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING AND USING SMALL DATA RADIO BEARERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:processing circuitry arranged to
determine a size of data to be transmitted by the UE; and
characterize the data as small data if the size of the data is below a threshold; and
physical layer circuitry to be configured by the processing circuitry, responsive to the characterizing, to
transmit a message indicating that the UE shall be transmitting small data, wherein the message indicating that the UE shall be transmitting small data includes a non-access stratum (NAS) extended service request that includes a device properties information element (IE) indicating that a UE is establishing the connection for small data transmission; and
transmit small data subsequent to receiving a notification that a small data radio bearer (SDRB) has been configured for transmission of the small data.

US Pat. No. 9,967,857

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR READING SYSTEM MESSAGE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for reading a system message, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, a paging message containing a system message state indication in a discontinuous reception (DRX) period, wherein the terminal device comprises a terminal device of which the DRX period is larger than a broadcast control channel (BCCH) modification period, and the terminal device does not wake up in at least one BCCH modification period;
determining, by the terminal device and according to the system message state indication in the paging message, that a system message state changes;
reading and recording, by the terminal device, a system message corresponding to a current BCCH modification period, or, reading and recording a system message corresponding to a next BCCH modification period immediately adjacent to the BCCH modification period; and
performing, by the terminal device, a communication according to the read and recorded system message;
wherein the receiving, by the terminal device, the paging message containing the system message state indication in the DRX period comprises:
receiving, by the terminal device, a paging message containing a system message state value tag in the discontinuous reception (DRX) period;
the determining, by the terminal device and according to the system message state indication in the paging message, that the system message state changes comprises:
comparing, by the terminal device, the system message state value tag in the DRX period with a value tag saved by the terminal device itself, if the two value tags are inconsistent, then it is determined that the system message state changes; or
determining, by the terminal device and according to an identifier of the system message state value tag in the DRX period, that the system message state changes, wherein the identifier comprises indicating directly that the system message changes.

US Pat. No. 9,967,854

TIME DISTANCE OF ARRIVAL BASED MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION DETECTION WITH DISTURBANCE SCRUTINY

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a first intersection point between first hyperbolic curves generated using a hyperbola function with first input values, wherein the first input values are determined based on signal information indicating arrival times of signals received by a device from respective base station devices included in a group of three base station devices and location information identifying respective locations of the three base station devices;
determining a second intersection point between second hyperbolic curves generated using the hyperbola function with second input values, wherein the second input values are based on the first input values as modified by deliberate measurement errors;
determining a degree of accuracy associated with the first intersection point based on a degree of deviation between the first intersection point and the second intersection point; and
determining a location of the device based on the first intersection point in response to a determination that the degree of accuracy is greater than a threshold degree of accuracy.

US Pat. No. 9,967,853

USING INFORMATION ON NEIGHBOR CELLS OF OTHER NETWORK TYPES AND/OR OTHER OPERATORS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL POSITIONING

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, said at least one memory and said computer program code configured to, with said at least one processor, cause said apparatus at least to perform:
obtaining information on a serving cell that is, at a point of time, serving a mobile terminal;
obtaining identification information related to one or more neighbor cells that are, at least substantially at said point of time, observed by said mobile terminal, wherein (a) the mobile terminal does not connect to the one or more neighbor cells and (b) said identification information is configured to locally identify the neighbor cell and comprises at least one of timeslots, spreading codes, spatial channels, or polarization channels related to a corresponding neighbor cell of the one or more neighbor cells; and
updating position-related information for at least one of (a) the serving cell or (b) at least one of the one or more neighbor cells in a position-related information database accessible to the at least one processor, wherein accessing the position-related information corresponding to the at least one of the one or more neighbor cells requires at least a portion of the information on the serving cell,
wherein said serving cell is a cell of a first communication network, wherein at least one of said one or more neighbor cells is a cell of a second communication network, wherein said first communication network has a type that is different from a type of said second communication network, and wherein said type comprises an air interface type defined by a standard of a standard-setting organization; wherein said first communication network is operated by an operator that is different from an operator of said second communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,967,852

CPE NETWORK CONFIGURATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SER...

1. A method implemented by one or more computing devices of a data center, the method comprising:receiving, by the one or more computing devices at the data center, a request, from a network administrator, requesting addition of a network service to a particular customer location, wherein the data center is in a different remote location than the particular customer location with the particular customer location including at least one physical customer premise equipment (CPE) device implementing a private network with a plurality of other physical CPE devices located at a plurality of additional customer locations;
creating on the one or more computing devices of the data center and in response to the request, a virtual CPE device providing the requested network service for the at least one physical CPE device in the particular customer location from the remote location of the data center;
updating, by the one or more computing devices at the data center and based on the creation of the virtual CPE device, configuration information of the at least one physical CPE device and the plurality of other physical CPE devices, said updating comprising adding the virtual CPE device to the private network by providing routing and addressing of the virtual CPE device to the configuration information;
automatically configuring, by the one or more computing devices and based on the updated configuration information, the at least one physical CPE device at the particular customer location, said automatically configuring comprising distributing said configuration information with said routing and said addressing of the virtual CPE device from the data center to the at least one physical CPE device at the particular customer location;
modifying operation of the at least one physical CPE device in response to said distributing, wherein said modifying comprises routing network data from the at least one physical CPE device at the particular customer location to the virtual CPE device at the data center in the remote location and providing the network service on the network data with the virtual CPE device before rerouting the network data from the virtual CPE device to a CPE device of the plurality of other physical CPE devices specified as an original destination for said network data by the at least one physical CPE device.

US Pat. No. 9,967,510

TIMING UNINTERRUPTIBLE PROCESSES

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC...

1. A method executable by a user device having a processor to control the execution of a process in the user device, the method comprising the steps of:receiving an initial instruction by the user device from the user, wherein the initial instruction instructs the user device to begin decoding a video stream, wherein the decoding is an uninterruptible process that cannot be halted or cancelled part way through by the user during normal operation of the user device;
determining, by the user device, whether a subsequent instruction is received from the user within a time period following the initial instruction, wherein the subsequent instruction instructs the user device to begin decoding a second video stream;
if no subsequent instruction is received from the user during an adjustable time delay following the initial instruction, the user device beginning the decoding of the first video stream after the adjustable time delay;
if no subsequent instruction is received from the user during the time period, the user device automatically decreasing the adjustable time delay so that future decoding of the second video stream begins more quickly after receipt of a future instruction from the user than the decoding of the first video stream in response to the initial instruction; and
if the subsequent instruction is received from the user during the time period, the user device not beginning decoding of the first video stream and automatically increasing the adjustable time delay so that future decoding of the second video stream begins more slowly after receipt of a future instruction from the user.

US Pat. No. 9,967,467

IMAGE CAPTURE WITH DISPLAY CONTEXT

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method for capturing an image, comprising:identifying an application interface within which an image is to be populated;
evaluating the application interface to identify display context of the application interface based upon one or more of text recognition analysis of the application interface, image recognition analysis of the application interface or code recognition analysis of the application interface;
evaluating, using a processor, the display context to determine if the display context is fixed or variable;
responsive to determining, using the processor, that the display context is variable based upon a determination that at least some of the display context changes at least one of shape, position or color, defining dynamic display context for the display context;
responsive to determining, using the processor, that the display context is fixed based upon a determination that at least some of the display context does not change at least one of shape, position or color, defining fixed display context for the display context;
displaying a camera user interface, associated with a camera of a device, to a user;
overlaying the dynamic display context or the fixed display context over a real-time image capture preview provided by the camera user interface; and
capturing the image through the camera user interface utilizing the camera.

US Pat. No. 9,967,403

WEB-ENABLED CONFERENCING AND MEETING IMPLEMENTATIONS WITH FLEXIBLE USER CALLING FEATURES

8x8, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method implemented by a computer processing arrangement and for providing conferencing services between participants, the method comprising:providing a web-accessible virtual meeting interface;
receiving meeting scheduling data from the virtual meeting interface, the meeting scheduling data including participant identifying information, a list of selectable dial in numbers, a selection of a meeting host, a selection of a meeting moderator and meeting time information;
initiating a telephone call, in response to the meeting time information and the participant identifying information, with at least one participant identified by the participant identifying information;
receiving calls from participants, the calls made to dial in numbers selected using the virtual meeting interface;
merging, in response to the at least one participant answering the telephone call, audio from the telephone call with audio from other participants including participants calling the dial in numbers;
accessing information in a call profile that includes a plurality of telephone numbers for the at least one participant identified by the participant identifying information;
selecting one of the plurality of telephone numbers based on factors indicated in the call profile and initiating a telephone call with the selected telephone number;
providing the merged audio to the at least one participant and the other participants;
providing to the meeting moderator, in response to the selection of the meeting moderator and using the virtual meeting interface, a viewable list of participants and control profiles that define access rights for the participants;
modifying the viewable list by moving participants into different control profiles in response to a procedure of dragging and dropping the participant into a different control profile; and
in response to input from the at least one participant, moving the at least one participant from the meeting with the other participants to a sub-meeting with a subset of the other participants.

US Pat. No. 9,967,374

CO-MOLD FEATURES ON A CHASSIS SHELL OF A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile phone, comprising:a circuit board having a processor thereon; and
a chassis shell having an integral unibody including a co-mold loop feature surrounding a button profile feature, the co-mold loop feature and the button profile feature located on the surface of the chassis shell, the co-mold loop feature preventing an independent movement of the button profile feature, wherein the co-mold loop feature is integrally bonded to both the button profile feature and a passive part of the chassis shell surrounding the co-mold loop feature;
a channel formed within the chassis shell defining the co-mold loop feature and electrically insulating the button profile feature from the chassis shell; and
a sensor system coupled to the circuit board and the button profile feature from an interior side of the chassis shell, wherein the sensor system is configured to detect a user interaction event based on sensor readings from the sensor system and to register the user interaction event with the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,967,218

ONLINE ACTIVE LEARNING IN USER-GENERATED CONTENT STREAMS

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A method for delivering modified user generated content for display on client devices, comprising the operations of:receiving, at one or more servers over a network, content that is user generated content from an online stream at a website, the content including text;
converting, by a machine process executed at the one or more servers, the content into an elemental representation using a bag of words model;
applying a probit model to the elemental representation to obtain a predictive probability that the content is abusive or not abusive, the machine process further includes, calculating an importance weight for the probit model based on the elemental representation, the importance weight is modeled as a multivariate Gaussian distribution with a mean and a covariance matrix;
creating a probabilistic queue for delivering the content to a human labeler for acquiring a label for the content, wherein placement of the content within the probabilistic queue depends on the predictive probability that the content is abusive or not abusive;
updating the probit model using the elemental representation, the importance weight, and the label acquired from the human labeler, the updating the probit model includes calculating an updated mean and an updated covariance matrix for the multivariate Gaussian distribution of the importance weight based on the label;
receiving, at the one or more servers, a request from a client device for the online stream at the website, the online stream including the content;
applying the probit model having been updated to the content and removing the content from the online stream to produce a modified online stream, the removing is based on the predictive probability that the content is abusive as calculated by the probit model having been updated; and
sending, from the one or more servers, the modified online stream to the client device for display.

US Pat. No. 9,967,164

METHODS AND DEVICES TO EFFICIENTLY DETERMINE NODE DELAY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A method for measuring delay in a communication network, comprising:monitoring, by a network monitoring node, at least one tap point corresponding to a network interface between User Equipment (UE) and one or more additional nodes in the communication network, wherein the at least one tap point comprises at least a first tap point and a second tap point, the first tap point and the second tap point corresponding to first and second network nodes of the additional nodes, wherein the first tap point includes a first tap location at an ingress side of the first network node and a second tap location at an egress side of the first network node, and the second tap point includes a third tap location at an ingress side of the second network node and a fourth tap location at an egress side of the second network node;
detecting, by the network monitoring node, one or more transactions at the at least one tap point corresponding to the network interface, each transaction including request data and response data;
classifying, by the network monitoring node, each transaction detected at the respective at least one tap point as an ingress or egress transaction relative to the node that corresponds to the tap point;
determining, by the network monitoring node, a time associated with the request data and a time associated with the response data for each transaction as classified;
determining, by the network monitoring node, a delay time for each transaction as classified, for each of the ingress and egress side of the at least one tap point by a difference between the time associated with the request data and the time associated with the response data;
assigning, by the network monitoring node, the delay time for each transaction as classified, for each of the ingress and egress side of the at least one tap point to one or more predefined time ranges;
incrementing, by the network monitoring node, a count corresponding to the one or more predefined time ranges when the delay time is assigned;
comparing, by the network monitoring node, the delay time for each transaction as classified at the first tap point to the delay time for each transaction as classified at the second tap point to determine that a particular network node of the first and second network nodes has an issue associated with an excessive delay; and
indicating, by the network monitoring node, the issue to a network operator, responsive to detecting the issue.

US Pat. No. 9,967,147

DYNAMIC MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS OF WIRELESS NETWORK CONFIGURATION

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC...

1. An apparatus comprising:a wireless data communication module to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of wireless devices arranged in a wireless network;
an output interface to provide notifications for presentation on a device coupled to the apparatus;
a memory element to store network records that include information related to network topology, wireless connectivity, and network configuration regarding historical status of the wireless network; and
a processor coupled to the wireless communication module and to the output interface, wherein the processor detects a change to a network topology or wireless connectivity of the wireless network by comparing a currently updated network record to a previous network record stored in the memory element, determines an event that caused the change to the network topology or wireless connectivity of the wireless network, and creates a diagnostic notification that identifies the event, the output interface providing the diagnostic notification for presentation on the device, wherein the processor further detects when the apparatus has changed or lost wireless connectivity with one of the plurality of devices, in a first instance by operably accessing within a service of the wireless network, a database or table of events that typically cause such a change or a loss of wireless connectivity and additionally using self-learning intelligence techniques for determining events that may cause the change or the loss of the wireless connectivity, and in a second instance by operably accessing outside the service of the wireless network, a database or expert system maintained for the cause or for consult of the cause and events related to the change or loss of the wireless connectivity.

US Pat. No. 9,967,087

WIRELESS RECEIVER USING LOW RESOLUTION ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS

Movandi Corporation, New...

1. A wireless receiver comprising:an antenna panel comprising a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of one-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converters;
at least some of said plurality of antennas being coupled to a corresponding one of said plurality of one-bit A/D converters;
wherein said plurality of one-bit A/D converters are configured to provide digital outputs based on comparing a respective reference value with a respective sum of noise value and signal value of a respective analog input received by each said plurality of one-bit A/D converters;
wherein said respective reference value is selected based on said noise value.

US Pat. No. 9,967,071

BASEBAND DATA STORAGE CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A baseband data storage control method, comprising:receiving cell configuration information in each subframe, mapping each cell into a preset cell set according to bandwidth and quantity of antennas in the cell configuration information, wherein each cell set corresponds to a random storage region;
analyzing each cell included in each cell set and cell parameters corresponding to each cell, and computing storage addresses for each cell in the random storage region according to obtained cell parameters; and
storing received baseband data into a random storage region corresponding to a cell to which the baseband data belong, according to the computed storage address.

US Pat. No. 9,967,028

SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A system for free space optical communication, comprising:a) a plurality of transmitters (200) wherein each transmitter (200) is configured:
to receive data from a data source (201);
to encode the received data;
to convert encoded data into an optical signal; and
to point out the optical signal in the direction of a plurality of receivers (210);
b) and optionally, at least one relay node (211), each relay node (211) comprising a set of a receiver (210), a regenerator (206) and a transmitter (200);
c) a plurality of receivers (210) wherein each receiver (210) is configured:
to receive the optical signal from the transmitter (200) or the at least one relay node (211) through free space optical communication;
to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal; and
to shape the electrical signal;
d) a multiple gain combiner (212) which comprises:
a bank of weighted factors (207) to collect the signals obtained from the plurality of receivers (210) after shaping and without reliance upon present channel state information and/or adaptive weight adjustment;
e) a plurality of combiners (208) wherein each combiner (208) receiving signals from all the weighted factors from the bank of weighted factors (207);
f) a maximum output selector (209) configured to receive the signals from the plurality of combiners (208) and to select the strongest signal as an output; and
wherein the receiver (210) comprises a filter (205) configured to pass signals at a predetermined frequency range to the bank of weighted factors (207), to pass signals below a predetermined value to a regenerator (206).

US Pat. No. 9,966,924

METHOD OF AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF A TUNABLE IMPEDANCE MATCHING CIRCUIT, AND AUTOMATIC TUNING SYSTEM USING THIS METHOD

TEKCEM, (FR)

1. A method for automatic adjustment of a single-input-port and single-output-port tunable matching circuit, the single-input-port and single-output-port tunable matching circuit being a part of an automatic tuning system having a user port and a target port, the automatic tuning system allowing, at a given frequency, a transfer of power from the user port to the target port, the single-input-port and single-output-port tunable matching circuit comprising one or more adjustable impedance devices, the one or more adjustable impedance devices being referred to as the adjustable impedance devices of the tunable matching circuit and being such that, at said given frequency, each of the adjustable impedance devices of the tunable matching circuit has a reactance, the reactance of any one of the adjustable impedance devices of the tunable matching circuit being adjustable by electrical means, the reactance of each of the adjustable impedance devices of the tunable matching circuit being mainly determined by one or more tuning control signals, the method comprising the steps of:applying an excitation to the user port;
sensing one or more electrical variables at the target port while the excitation is applied, to obtain one or more sensing unit output signals, each of the one or more sensing unit output signals being mainly determined by at least one of the one or more electrical variables sensed at the target port;
generating, for each of the one or more tuning control signals, an initial value of said each of the one or more tuning control signals, as a function of one or more real quantities depending on an impedance seen by the target port, said one or more real quantities depending on an impedance seen by the target port being estimated as a function of one or more of the one or more sensing unit output signals; and
generating, for one or more of the one or more tuning control signals, at least one subsequent value of each of said one or more of the one or more tuning control signals, an extremum-seeking control algorithm being utilized to generate said at least one subsequent value of each of said one or more of the one or more tuning control signals, the extremum-seeking control algorithm seeking to maximize or to minimize a performance variable by controlling said one or more of the one or more tuning control signals, the performance variable being estimated as a function of one or more of the one or more sensing unit output signals.

US Pat. No. 9,966,718

BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING...

1. A bulb apparatus comprising:a driver plate;
a bulb head body, wherein the bulb head body is a housing structure with a top opening, a sidewall of the bulb head body forms a first electrode terminal, and the bottom of the driver plate is disposed in the inner side of the bulb head body;
a first electrode; and
a connection base fixed on the driver plate, wherein an embedding trench is provided on the connection base;
wherein the first electrode having a fixing end and a connecting end, wherein the fixing end of the first electrode is electrically connected to the driver plate through the embedding trench, the connecting end of the first electrode is an elastic structure, and the connecting end of the first electrode is abutting on an inner sidewall of the first electrode terminal;
wherein an installation column is disposed on the connection base, a free end of the installation column is provided with an anti-loose elastic barb, an installation through hole is provided on the driver plate, the installation column is inserted into the through hole to hook the driver plate with the elastic barb so as to fix the connection base on the driver plate.

US Pat. No. 9,966,319

ENVIRONMENTAL HARDENING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT METHOD AND APPARATUS

Global Circuit Innovation...

1. A method for assembling a packaged integrated circuit for operating reliably at elevated temperatures, the method comprising:providing a finished packaged integrated circuit; extracting a die from the finished packaged integrated circuit, wherein the extracted die is a functional semiconductor die;
providing an extended bond pad over an original die pad of an extracted die to create a modified extracted die, wherein the extended bond pad is a conformal coating in direct contact with the original die pad, wherein providing the extended bond pad comprises:
printing, by a 3D printer, an extended bond pad on the extracted die, wherein the 3D printer prints the extended bond pad with a conductive material suitable for use as a die pad the extended bond pad comprising a first portion over the original die pad and a second portion adjacent to and connected to the first portion, wherein the second portion is not over the original die pad and has sufficient area to attach a new ball bond;
placing the modified extracted die into a cavity of a package base;
bonding a new bond wire between the extended bond pad and a lead of the package base or a downbond; and
sealing a package lid to the package base.

US Pat. No. 9,966,235

PLASMA SOURCE AND METHODS FOR DEPOSITING THIN FILM COATINGS USING PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMER...

1. A method of forming a coating using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), comprising:a) providing a plasma source comprising a first hollow cathode and a second hollow cathode disposed adjacently and separated by a space;
b) producing, with the plasma source, a plasma that is linear and that is made substantially uniform over its length in the substantial absence of Hall current;
c) providing a substrate with at least one surface to be coated proximate to the plasma;
d) flowing a precursor gas through the space;
e) energizing, partially decomposing, or fully decomposing the precursor gas by contacting the plasma with the precursor gas; and
f) depositing the coating on the at least one surface of the substrate using PECVD;
wherein the depositing includes one of bonding and condensing a chemical fragment of the precursor gas containing a desired chemical element for coating on the at least one surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,966,159

VARIABLE APERTURE FOR CONTROLLING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

TELEDYNE DALSA, INC., Wa...

1. An apparatus for providing a variable X-ray aperture, the apparatus comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate located opposite the first substrate and spaced apart from the first substrate to form a gap between the first substrate and the second substrate;
an X-ray attenuation fluid located in the gap between the first substrate and the second substrate;
at least one charging electrode in electrical contact with the X-ray attenuation fluid; and
at least one displacing electrode located on a surface of the first substrate facing the gap or on a surface of the second substrate facing the gap, wherein the displacing electrode is configured to displace the X-ray attenuation fluid to provide an aperture within the X-ray attenuation fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,966,118

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PIPELINED OUTPUT LATCHING INVOLVING SYNCHRONOUS MEMORY ARRAYS

GSI Technology, Inc., Su...

1. A synchronous memory device, comprising:memory circuitry having a memory output (Q) and including:
a sense amplifier having a first output and a second output;
a first data path (B1) coupled to the first output of the sense amplifier, the first data path having 2 latches;
a second data path (B2) coupled to the second output of the sense amplifier, the second data path having 3 latches;
wherein the first data path and the second data path are combined by output circuitry to provide a double data rate output; and
wherein the first latch in the first data path receives a clock signal having a trailing edge triggered from a sense amplifier tracking delay signal and the first latch latches data on the first output of the sense amplifier in response to the trailing edge of the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,966,112

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO ASSOCIATE MULTIMEDIA TAGS WITH USER COMMENTS AND GENERATE USER MODIFIABLE SNIPPETS AROUND A TAG TIME FOR EFFICIENT STORAGE AND SHARING OF TAGGED ITEMS

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A method to add a tagged snippet of multimedia content to a playlist based on a number of viewers, the method comprising:searching a fingerprint database to find a match between query fingerprints for a snippet of multimedia content captured from a multimedia program at a timestamp and original fingerprints of matching original multimedia content stored in the fingerprint database that identifies the snippet of multimedia content and the multimedia program;
generating a tag representing the snippet of multimedia content, wherein the tag, the timestamp, meta information associated with the matching original multimedia content, and a monitored variable for a number of viewers of the snippet of multimedia content are stored in a database storage as a tagged snippet of multimedia content; and
adding the tagged snippet of multimedia content to a playlist for the identified multimedia program if the number of viewers of the tagged snippet exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,965,929

TACTILE INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE

CK MATERIALS LAB CO., LTD...

1. A tactile information supply device comprising:a tactile sensation provider comprising a magnetorheological elastomer (MRE),
wherein the tactile sensation provider provides tactile information by being transformed in response to an external magnetic field,
wherein the tactile sensation provider is in the shape of at least one of a fine projection, an empty cylinder, a dome, a polyhedron and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,965,746

PROCESSOR-BASED SELF-SERVICE TERMINALS USED WITH RESPECT TO CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT FACILITIES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A system, comprising:a processor-based self-service kiosk user terminal configured to communicate with an information management system to facilitate self-service acquisition of correctional facility information and services by a user thereof, the information management system configured to: (i) manage information relating to personnel, inmates, vendors, or resources, (ii) request or provide goods or services, (iii) determine credit worthiness, (iv) manipulate an account associated with an inmate, (v) compile information regarding calls, purchases, deposits, and visits, (vi) link various individuals through their calls, purchases, deposits, and visits based upon the compiled information, and (vii) provide the compiled information to an investigator;
the processor-based self-service kiosk user terminal further including a biometric sample input.

US Pat. No. 9,965,720

NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN RESOURCE CONSTRAINED ENVIRONMENTS

Alpine Electronics of Sil...

1. A system comprising:a sensor located in a resource-constrained environment configured to generate first sensor data of the resource-constrained environment and second sensor data of the resource-constrained environment, wherein the first sensor data and the second sensor data are images of the resource-constrained environment;
a first computing device not located in the resource-constrained environment configured to produce a neural network structure based on the first sensor data;
a second computing device located in the resource-constrained environment configured to provide the second sensor data as input to the neural network structure, wherein the second computing device is further configured to determine a state of the resource-constrained environment based on the input of the second sensor data to the neural network structure;
a controller located in the resource-constrained environment configured to control an indicator device in the resource-constrained environment based on the state of the resource-constrained environment determined by the second computing device,
wherein the second computing device is configured to determine the state of the resource-constrained environment at least in part by determining whether an adult is present in the resource-constrained environment based on the input of the second sensor data to the neural network structure, and
wherein the second computing device is configured to determine the state of the resource-constrained environment at least in part by determining whether a child is present in the resource-constrained environment based on the input of the second sensor data to the neural network structure.