US Pat. No. 10,257,970

FEEDER FOR AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A feeder comprisinga tape chute guiding movement of a supply tape,
a sprocket A? having a tooth A? fitting with a sprocket hole of the supply tape inserted into an insertion port and moving the supply tape on the tape chute by rotation,
a second sprocket driving motor driving the sprocket A? using a second mechanism that connects the second sprocket driving motor to the sprocket A?,
a sprocket B? provided in a downstream direction in a moving direction of the supply tape of the sprocket A?, having a tooth B? fitting with the sprocket hole of the supply tape fed by the sprocket A? and moving the supply tape on the tape chute by rotation,
an exposing mechanism for exposing an electronic component in a pocket covered by a cover tape of the supply tape fed by the sprocket B?, the exposing mechanism including a cover tape guide that guides the cover tape so as not to obstruct extraction of the electronic component,
a first sprocket driving motor driving the sprocket B? using a first mechanism that connects the first sprocket driving motor to the sprocket B?, and
a controller controlling the first sprocket driving motor and the second sprocket driving motor, wherein
the sprocket A?, the second sprocket driving motor, the sprocket B?, the exposing mechanism, and the first sprocket driving motor are attached to a feeder body, and
the controller stops the second sprocket driving motor after a forward end portion of the supply tape fits with the tooth B? of the sprocket B?.

US Pat. No. 10,257,969

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING STRUCTURE

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

1. An electromagnetic wave shielding structure comprising:a shielding structure configured to encompass an electromagnetic wave generating source and having a surface roughness; and
an electromagnetic wave shielding metal layer disposed on an inner surface of the shielding structure and configured to encompass the shielding structure,
wherein a surface roughness of an upper side of the inner surface of the shielding structure is in a range of 1 ?m to 7.0 ?m and has an average of 5 ?m,
wherein a surface roughness of a lateral side of the inner surface of the shielding structure is in a range of 0.01 ?m to 3.0 ?m and has an average of 2 ?m,
wherein a surface roughness of the upper side is different from that of the lateral side,
wherein the electromagnetic wave shielding metal layer has a structure in which metal layers comprised an electroless Cu layer having a thickness of 12 ?m, and
wherein the shielding structure has an electromagnetic wave shielding efficiency in a range of 70˜90 dB for electromagnetic waves having a frequency band of 30 MHz to 1 GHz.

US Pat. No. 10,257,968

ASSEMBLING COMPONENT AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An assembling component, comprising:a frame, having an opening, a first plane, and a first assembling structure, wherein the first plane surrounds and is adjacent to the opening, an area of the opening is larger than an area of the first plane, the first assembling structure is formed on the first plane; and
a cover, covering the opening and the first plane and having a second assembling structure, wherein a side of the cover has a second plane parallel to the first plane, the second assembling structure is formed on the second plane, an end of the second assembling structure extends toward another side of the cover from the second plane along a direction that is away from the cover,
wherein the second assembling structure is assembled with the first assembling structure to stop the cover from moving relative to the frame, and the second assembling structure is assembled with the first assembling structure by horizontal movement of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,257,967

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SPLICE SHIELD

Yazaki North America, Inc...

1. A method of assembling a high-voltage splice device comprising:forming a first exposed region in a first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit having a first conductive core;
forming a second exposed region in a second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit having a second conductive core;
overlaying a portion of the first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit and a portion of the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit with a plurality of ferrules;
overlaying and fixing the plurality of ferrules with a plurality of ring collars;
mechanically and electrically joining the first exposed region and the second exposed region in a junction; and
enclosing and electromagnetically shielding the junction between the first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit and the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit using a splice shield by sliding the splice shield over the first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit, the junction and the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit until the splice shield directly contacts a portion of a ferrule overlaying the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,257,960

POWER DISTRIBUTION FOR IMMERSION-COOLED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

1. A modular case for holding circuit boards, comprising:a first terminal secured to the modular case;
a second terminal secured to the modular case in a position laterally offset from the first terminal;
a first circuit board held vertically in the modular case, the first circuit board including at least a first connector attached to a top edge of the first circuit board and a second connector attached to the top edge of the first circuit board in a position laterally offset from the first connector;
a second circuit board held vertically in the modular case in a position longitudinally offset from the first circuit board and closer to the first terminal and the second terminal than a position of the first circuit board, the second circuit board including at least a third connector attached to a top edge of the second circuit board and a fourth connector attached to the top edge of the second circuit board in a position laterally offset from the third connector;
wherein the first connector and the third connector are aligned along a first longitudinal line essentially perpendicular to the first circuit board and the second circuit board, and wherein the second connector and the fourth connector are aligned along a second longitudinal line essentially perpendicular to the first circuit board and the second circuit board;
a first wire harness including:
a first wire connecting the first connector to the first terminal;
a second wire connecting the first connector to the second terminal;
a third wire connecting the third connector to the first terminal;
a fourth wire connecting the third connector to the second terminal;
a first fastening tie encircling at least the first wire and the second wire and encircling neither the third wire nor the fourth wire; and
a second fastening tie encircling at least the first wire, the second wire, the third wire, and the fourth wire, and located in a position axially offset from the first fastening tie that is closer to the first terminal and the second terminal than a position of the first fastening tie; and
a second wire harness including:
a fifth wire connecting the second connector to the first terminal;
a sixth wire connecting the second connector to the second terminal;
a seventh wire connecting the fourth connector to the first terminal;
an eighth wire connecting the fourth connector to the second terminal;
a third fastening tie encircling at least the fifth wire and the sixth wire and encircling neither the seventh wire nor the eighth wire; and
a fourth fastening tie encircling at least the fifth wire, the sixth wire, the seventh wire, and the eighth wire, and located in a position axially offset from the third fastening tie that is closer to the first terminal and the second terminal than a position of the third fastening tie.

US Pat. No. 10,252,659

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE GOODS TRANSFER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for autonomous vehicle-to-vehicle item transfers, the system comprising:at least one processor;
at least one machine-readable storage medium, comprising instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
determining a route for a first vehicle that will take the first vehicle to a location that is within a determined distance of a second vehicle, the first vehicle is controlled autonomously and independent of the second vehicle, and the second vehicle is controlled autonomously and independent of the first vehicle;
controlling the first vehicle to autonomously drive the determined route;
detecting that the second vehicle is within the determined distance;
controlling the first vehicle, using sensor inputs, to autonomously maneuver the first vehicle into a position to transfer a physical item to the second vehicle, the first vehicle and the second vehicle remain independently controlled and physically uncoupled; and
controlling the transfer of the physical item between the first and second vehicles while both the first and second vehicles are in motion.

US Pat. No. 10,257,966

SHIELDING DEVICE TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

1. A shielding device to reduce the impact of radiation, comprising:a container with a receptacle; and
a functional filling positioned in the receptacle of the container, where the functional filling is composed of a collecting component that contains a mixture of inorganic substances and a utilizing component that contains a mixture of organic components,
wherein the utilizing component of the functional filling includes a compound with microorganisms that contain lactic acid bacteria in 23% to 27% (v/v) and yeast in 23% to 27% (v/v) dispersed in potassium silicate 16% to 20% (v/v) and/or graphite 8% to 12% (v/v) and/or in a gold and bronze powder 20% to 24% (v/v),
wherein the collecting component of the functional filling is a compound composed of cobalt 10% to 14% (v/v) and/or iron 14% to 18% (v/v) and/or molybdenum 10% to 14% (v/v) and/or niobium 13% to 17% (v/v) and/or silicon 12% to 16% (v/v) and/or boron 13% to 17% (v/v) and/or silver 14% to 18% (v/v),
wherein the container has a housing in the form of a solid superficies with a filler hole, where the filler hole of the housing is covered by a lid.

US Pat. No. 10,257,965

ELECTROMAGNETICALLY SHIELDED COVERINGS FOR OPTICAL OPENINGS

Conductive Composites Com...

1. A multi-layered shielded covering assembly for overlay of an optical opening in a building structure, the shielded covering assembly comprising:a first shielded covering comprising a first metal-CVD coated woven substrate, the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate comprises a first woven substrate and a first metal-CVD coating, the first woven substrate having threads and interstices between the threads and a first orientation of the threads;
a second shielded covering comprising a second metal-CVD coated woven substrate, the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate comprises a second woven substrate and a second metal-CVD coating, the second woven substrate having threads and interstices between the threads and a second orientation of the threads; and
a protection feature to protect at least one of the first shielded covering and the second shielded covering from corrosion, the protection feature comprising at least one of:
a transparent resin filling the interstices and coating at least one of the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate and the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate;
at least one glass barrier disposed against at least a portion of at least one of the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate and the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate; and
at least one transparent polymeric barrier disposed against at least a portion of at least one of the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate and the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,964

REDUCING CONDENSATION RISK WITHIN LIQUID COOLED COMPUTERS

International Business Ma...

6. An information handling system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory coupled to at least one of the processors; and
a set of computer program instructions stored in the memory and executed by at least one of the processors in order to perform actions of:
generating an indoor dew point forecast based upon outdoor weather data and indoor environment data, wherein the indoor dew point forecast corresponds to an area indoor a facility;
selecting one or more time slots in the dew point forecast corresponding to one or more sets of a plurality of predicted dew points in the indoor dew point forecast that are each below a pre-defined dew point threshold; and
performing one or more cold bias tests on a liquid cooled computer system during the selected one or more time slots to inhibit condensation from forming in the liquid cooled computer system while the liquid cooled computer system is tested at a temperature below a minimum system setpoint temperature of the liquid cooled computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,257,963

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR OIL IMMERSION COOLING

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A system for immersion cooling computing system equipment, the system comprising:a container;
a volume of immersion cooling fluid disposed in the container;
at least one heat generating computing system equipment component disposed in the volume of immersion cooling fluid;
a liquid-liquid heat exchanger disposed in the volume of immersion cooling fluid; and
a manifold system disposed between the at least one heat generating computing system equipment component and the liquid-liquid heat exchanger to direct a flow of immersion cooling fluid between the at least one heat generating computing system component and the liquid-liquid heat exchanger and to isolate the flow of immersion cooling fluid from a bulk amount of immersion cooling fluid, the flow of immersion cooling fluid and the bulk amount of immersion cooling fluid comprising the volume of immersion cooling fluid,
wherein manifold system includes
a funnel-shaped computing system equipment component connector portion comprising: a mouth connected to the computing system equipment component, and a stem in communication with the mouth, and
a main manifold housing in communication with the stem.

US Pat. No. 10,257,962

WIRE-SPRING RETAINED HEATSINK INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL TOOL

International Business Ma...

1. A wire-spring retained heatsink installation and removal tool for installing and removing wire-spring retained heatsinks, the wire-spring retained heatsink installation and removal tool comprising:a shaped portion that, when placed over a section of a torsion spring of a wire-spring retained heatsink, allows a force to be applied to the torsion spring such that a hook end of the torsion spring is forced into an associated hook on an assembly on which the wire-spring retained heatsink is being attached;
a cylindrical portion that encompasses the shaped portion first end of the cylindrical portion; and
a handle that couples to a second end of the cylindrical portion thereby allowing a user to grasp the wire-spring retained heatsink installation and removal tool in order to apply the force necessary to engage the hook end of the torsion spring into the associated hook on the assembly on which the wire-spring retained heatsink is being attached.

US Pat. No. 10,257,961

FIXATION OF HEAT SINK ON SFP/XFP CAGE

Coriant Operations, Inc.,...

1. A spring clip comprising:a first tab;
a second tab; and
a serpentine portion interposed between the first tab and the second tab,
wherein the first tab forms a first angle with respect to abase of a heat sink, the second tab forms a second angle with respect to the base of the heat sink, and the serpentine portion extends in its entirety in a plane that is substantially parallel to an upper surface of the base of the heat sink, and
wherein the first tab and the second tab are capable of being respectively compressed in a direction toward the base of the heat sink, and wherein the serpentine portion does not form a circle.

US Pat. No. 10,257,959

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICE PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

Maxim Integrated Products...

1. A method for monitoring air cooling fans to diagnose fan operation and predict a potential impending failure condition comprising:determining a fan rotation rate transfer function as a function of a control signal;
determining a first upper boundary limit, a second upper boundary limit, a first lower boundary limit and a second lower boundary limit;
sending a fan speed control signal to a fan to control its rotational speed;
measuring a fan rotation rate subsequent to sending the fan speed control signal;
comparing the measured fan rotation rate to the first upper boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function and the first lower boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function;
issuing a first alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is at least one of above the first upper boundary limit and below the first lower boundary limit to indicate a potential impending failure condition;
issuing the first alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is between the first upper boundary limit and the second upper boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function that is greater than the first upper boundary limit;
issuing the first alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is between the first lower boundary limit and the second lower boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function that is less than the first lower boundary limit; and
issuing a second alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is at least one of above the second upper boundary limit and below the second lower boundary limit;
wherein the second alarm indicates the measured fan rotation rate has extended beyond the second upper or second lower boundary limit;
wherein the first upper boundary limit, the first lower boundary limit and the rotation rate transfer function precede sending the control signal to the fan; and
wherein the potential impending failure condition is predicted as opposed to detecting the fan has already failed or reached a condition where it is no longer suitable for operation.

US Pat. No. 10,257,958

CURRENT CONTROL APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CURRENT CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A current control apparatus comprising:a switch element;
a first cooler that cools the switch element;
a bus bar connected to the switch element;
a first core penetrated by the bus bar and comprises a first gap;
a magneto-electric transducer inserted into the first gap, the magneto-electric transducer detecting a value of a current that flows through the bus bar to be supplied to the switch element;
a controller that controls the switch element, using the current value detected by the magneto-electric transducer;
a case that houses the switch element, the first core, the magneto-electric transducer, and the controller; and
a cover provided to cover an opening portion of the case so that an interior of the case is hermetically sealed,
wherein the first core includes an exposed disposal structure in which a part of the first core other than the first gap projects from the case and is exposed to an exterior of the case as an exposed portion,
the first gap is housed in the case and is not exposed to the exterior of the case; and
the current control apparatus further includes a divided cooling structure in which the exposed portion is cooled without being affected by a temperature of the first cooler that cools the switch element.

US Pat. No. 10,257,957

COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES EMPLOYING ADJACENT FAN CAGES WITH INTERFLOW PASSAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for cooling at least one electrical component disposed within an electronics-containing enclosure, the method comprising:generating a plurality of cooling flows with a plurality of adjacent cooling fans contained within respective adjacent fan cages;
directing the plurality of cooling flows from the plurality of cooling fans to outlet ports of the respective adjacent fan cages, wherein each of the outlet ports of the respective adjacent fan cages are in fluid communication with at least one of the electrical components contained within the electronics-containing enclosure; and
upon an occurrence of an inoperable cooling fan, diverting a portion of a cooling flow from an operable cooling fan of the plurality of cooling fans to inside the fan cage containing the inoperable cooling fan via at least one interflow passage, wherein, while the inoperable cooling fan remains inside the fan cage, the diverted portion is prevented from entering the inoperable cooling fan.

US Pat. No. 10,257,956

SELF-BIASING STORAGE DEVICE SLED

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A storage device sled for mounting a storage device within a chassis, comprising:a bezel forming a front surface of the storage device sled, comprising:
a first portion that is stationary relative to a storage device mounted within the storage device sled;
a second portion vertically captured within the first portion and configured to slide transversely between an unlatching and a latching position, comprising:
a finger-movable member;
a latch, configured to engage a matching opening in a first chassis interior side surface when the storage device sled is installed in the chassis; and
a horizontal biasing feature adjacent to the latch and configured to move in concert with the latch; and
a spring retained between the bezel first and second portions and configured to push the latch outwardly from the bezel; and
first and second longitudinal members, each orthogonally coupled to opposite ends of the bezel first portion, wherein the first and second longitudinal members are each coupled to opposite sides of the storage device,
wherein when the storage device is mounted to the storage device sled and installed in the chassis, the horizontal biasing feature exerts force against the first chassis interior side surface and biases the storage device sled against a second chassis interior side surface, wherein the second chassis interior side surface is on an opposite side of the storage device from the first chassis interior side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,257,955

CABLE BACKPLANE SYSTEM HAVING INDIVIDUALLY REMOVABLE CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A cable connector assembly configured to be mounted to a tray, the cable connector assembly comprising:a housing holding contacts terminated to corresponding cables and configured for mating with mating contacts of a corresponding card connector when mated to the cable connector assembly;
a holder including a top plate, a bottom plate and side plates defining a cavity with the housing disposed therein, the bottom plate having a plurality of mounting tabs extending therefrom below the bottom plate, the mounting tabs being configured to locate the cable connector assembly relative to the tray; and
a fastener coupled to the bottom plate, the fastener configured to engage the tray to secure the cable connector assembly to the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,257,954

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a battery including a first end portion in a plan view, the first end portion including a first engagement portion;
a first case member including an accommodation portion where the battery is accommodated;
a slide member which is held by the first case member and is slidable along the first end portion, the slide member including a first structure which prevents the slide member from dropping off from the first case member, and
the slide member being able to take a first position at which the slide member is in engagement with the first engagement portion and a second position at which the slide member is not in engagement with the first engagement portion as a result of sliding along the first end portion, wherein the slide member can take a third position which is different from the first position and the second position at which the slide member is attachable to and removable from the first case member as a result of sliding along the first end portion; and
a second case member attached to the first case member, wherein the second case member includes a first protrusion inserted in a space in which the slide member slides while the second case member is attached to the first case member and the slide member is prevented from taking the third position while the first protrusion is inserted in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,257,786

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING A DISPLAY OF A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR POWER SAVING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method performed by a mobile electronic device for power saving, the method comprising:activating a first launcher in a normal operating mode of the mobile electronic device to present a first set of application icons on a screen of the mobile electronic device;
monitoring a power level of a battery powering the mobile electronic device;
determining that the power level of the battery has reached a battery power level threshold; and
based upon the determining, activating a second launcher different from the first launcher, wherein the first launcher and the second launcher are software programs that present links on the screen of the mobile electronic device for starting other software programs installed in the mobile electronic device, wherein the second launcher presents a second set of application icons on the screen of the mobile electronic device, and the application icons are for activating corresponding applications, wherein the second set contains fewer application icons as compared to the first set, and the second set includes a voice communication icon corresponding to a voice communication function and a text messaging icon corresponding to a text messaging function; disabling one or more applications on the mobile electronic device; disabling at least one of graphical or text notification on the screen of the mobile electronic device, wherein notifications for battery level, signal strength and clock remain on the screen; and displaying the voice communication icon and the text messaging icon, without displaying respective application icons for the disabled one or more applications on the screen of the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,257,690

NETWORK SEGMENTATION FOR HOSTING OF ROAMING PARTNER NETWORKS AND SERVICES

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A system for providing cellular services to a roaming subscriber comprising:a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN);
at least one processor within the VPLMN; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the system to:
instantiate one or more network functions as processes performing data plane packet processing within a network functions virtualization (NFV) environment hosted by the VPLMN and associated with a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) wherein the network functions provide the roaming subscriber with network services associated with the HPLMN,
wherein the NFV environment hosted by the VPLMN includes a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) of the HPLMN, and
wherein the PCRF within the NFV environment is configured to synchronize with a PCRF within the HPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,257,048

METHOD AND USER INTERFACE CONTROLLING COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT FROM SOURCES

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for managing communications comprising:receiving a plurality of communications, said communications being associated to corresponding contexts;
determining a user profile comprising a plurality of contexts and a corresponding weighting value for said plurality of contexts, the weighting values being modified graphically through a user interface allowing to modify the proportions of the weighting values by user input adjusting a size of graphical elements representing the plurality of contexts of the user profile;
associating to said context a plurality of communication sources and determining a corresponding weighting value for said plurality of communication sources,
wherein the associating and determining steps are performed graphically through the user interface allowing the user to establish a graphical relation between the graphical elements representing the plurality of contexts of the user profile and graphical elements representing the plurality of communication sources;
displaying the graphical associations between the communication sources and the contexts wherein a graphical element representing a context includes the graphical elements representing the associated sources; and
allowing to modify the proportions of communications received from the associated communication sources by user input adjusting a size of the graphical elements representing the plurality of associated communication sources for the context; and
selecting, among communications, the communications corresponding to said user profile wherein the quantity of communications selected for the plurality of contexts is proportional to the weighting for the context and the associated communication sources;
outputting the selected communications; and
controlling a display frequency of the selected communications based on at least the weighting of the context, the weighting of the associated communication sources or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,256,989

APPLICATION METHOD OF A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND SMART HOME SYSTEM

JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZH...

1. An application method of a communication terminal, wherein the communication terminal is applied to a smart home system based on internet of things (IoT) protocols, the application method comprising:installing, by the communication terminal, the IoT protocols, wherein the IoT protocols are AllJoyn application protocols, and the communication terminal acquires an AllJoyn software development kit (SDK) to install the AllJoyn SDK;
acquiring, by the communication terminal, a first message from a device of the smart home system, wherein the communication terminal and the device of the smart home system are positioned in home; the communication terminal and the device are connected to each other without a server, to acquire the first message from the device, which is an AllJoyn device;
comparing the first message against a preset message comparison table for a match and thus acquiring a second message matching the first message, wherein a keyword is extracted from the first message and is compared against the preset message comparison table, and, when a match is found, the second message matching the first message is acquired from the preset message comparison table; and
transmitting the second message to at least one remote mobile terminal outside the home by a preset mode, such that the at least one remote mobile terminal is capable of reading a status of the device of the smart home system via the communication terminal;
wherein the transmitting the second message to at least one remote mobile terminal corresponding to at least one preset number and outside the home by the preset mode comprises:
acquiring, by the communication terminal, an alarm mode corresponding to the second message based on the keyword; and
transmitting the second message in accordance with the alarm mode;
wherein transmitting the second message in accordance with the alarm mode further comprises:
determining, by the communication terminal, whether the alarm mode matches with a current mode of the communication terminal;
based on the determination that the alarm mode matches with the current mode, determining whether the current mode is the full short text message mode;
based on the determination that the current mode is the full short text message mode, converting the second message to short text message content, acquiring the numbers in a preset number table, automatically generating a short text message by using the short text message content, and transmitting the short text message to the at least one remote mobile terminal corresponding to the at least one preset number.

US Pat. No. 10,256,908

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONOLITHIC INTEGRATION OF PHOTONICS AND ELECTRONICS IN CMOS PROCESSES

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an optoelectronic transceiver comprising photonic and electronic devices from two complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die with different silicon layer thicknesses for said photonic and said electronic devices, said CMOS die bonded together by metal contacts:
receiving a continuous wave optical signal as a source signal in a first of said CMOS die via a grating coupler in said first CMOS die, wherein said first CMOS die comprises said photonic devices;
generating first modulated optical signals in said first CMOS die using said received continuous wave optical signal;
receiving second modulated optical signals in said first CMOS die;
generating electrical signals from said received modulated signals in said first CMOS die; and
communicating said electrical signals from said first CMOS die to said second CMOS die utilizing through-silicon vias that extend from a first surface of said first CMOS die on which said photonic devices are located to a second surface opposite to said first surface of said first CMOS die, wherein said second die comprises said electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,256,772

SHIFT CONTROL CIRCUIT AND WIRELESS DEVICE

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A shift control circuit provided in a wireless device that performs frequency modulation, and outputting an information signal to be applied to the frequency modulation, the shift control circuit comprising:a limiter circuit that limits an amplitude of an input control target signal to be equal to or less than a first threshold;
a phase shifter that shifts, for the control target signal having the amplitude limited by the limiter circuit, a phase of a frequency component within a predetermined frequency range by a predetermined amount; and
a harmonic suppressor that suppresses, for the control target signal phase-shifted by the phase shifter, a frequency component equal to or greater than a second threshold, and outputs the information signal that is the suppressed control target signal.

US Pat. No. 10,256,727

MULTI-PHASE POWER SUPPLY WITH DC-DC CONVERTER INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING CURRENT SHARING FUNCTION

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. An interleaved multi-phase power supply, comprising:an input terminal, configured to receive an input voltage signal;
an output terminal, configured to provide an output voltage signal;
N DC-DC converter integrated circuits (ICs), coupled between the input terminal and the output terminal, wherein N is an integer larger than or equal to 2, and wherein each of the N DC-DC converter ICs comprises:
an input pin, coupled to the input terminal to receive the input voltage signal;
a switching pin, coupled to the output terminal;
a feedback pin, configured to receive a feedback voltage signal indicative of the output voltage signal, wherein an error voltage signal is generated based on the feedback voltage signal, and wherein the error voltage signal is indicative of a difference of the feedback voltage signal and a reference voltage signal;
a current sharing pin, wherein the current sharing pin of the respective N DC-DC converter ICs are connected together to generate an average voltage signal, and wherein the average voltage signal is indicative of an average of the N error voltage signals, and wherein the value of the average voltage signal is proportional to the average of the N error voltage signals;
a power stage, configured to convert the input voltage signal to a switching voltage signal on the switching pin; and
a mismatch voltage regulation module, coupled between the feedback pin and the current sharing pin, and configured to regulate the error voltage signal to be equal to the average of the N error voltage signals.

US Pat. No. 10,256,594

SOLID-STATE LASER SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A solid-state laser system, comprising:a first solid-state laser unit configured to output first pulsed laser light with a first wavelength;
a second solid-state laser unit including a semiconductor optical amplifier and configured to output second pulsed laser light with a second wavelength;
a wavelength conversion system where the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light enter; and
a controller coupled to the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier, and configured to control the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier to cause the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light to be continuously outputted from the first solid-state laser unit and the second solid-state laser unit, respectively, the controller being configured to control the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier to cause, while a burst signal from an external unit is on, the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light to enter the wavelength conversion system at a coincidental timing, thereby causing the wavelength conversion system to output third pulsed laser light with a third wavelength that is converted from the first wavelength and the second wavelength, and being configured to control the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier to cause, while the burst signal is off, the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light to enter the wavelength conversion system at different timings from each other, thereby preventing the wavelength conversion system from outputting the third pulsed laser light, a difference between the different timings being equal to or greater than sum of a pulse width of the first pulsed laser light and a pulse width of the second pulsed laser light.

US Pat. No. 10,256,557

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:terminals connected to counterpart terminals provided in a counterpart connector in a manner permitting sliding contact in a direction of connector insertion and extraction, said terminals held in a terminal holder, wherein the terminals have an exposed face wherein at least a portion, in the circumferential direction, of a peripheral surface having its axial line oriented in the direction of connector insertion and extraction of said terminals is not covered by a wall surface of the terminal holder;
contact portions of the terminals, which come into contact with corresponding contact portions provided in the counterpart terminals under contact pressure, are formed on one face constituting at least a portion of said exposed face at intermediate locations in a width direction of said one face;
wherein within bounds of the contact portions in the direction of insertion and extraction, the terminals have tapered end portions and guiding portions configured to guide the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in the insertion direction and the width direction toward the contact portions of the terminals; and
said guiding portions are formed on said one face of the terminals as inclined faces that extend in a continuous manner to the contact portions while being inclined so as to approach the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in a direction of contact pressure as the terminals move in the width direction from side edge locations of the terminals toward the contact portions;
wherein the electrical connector incorporated in an electrical connector assembly comprising a counterpart connector connected to said electrical connector, wherein multiple corresponding contact portions, which protrude from corresponding faces opposing said one face of the terminals of the electrical connector and extend in the direction of connector insertion and extraction, are formed at spaced intervals in the width direction of the corresponding faces in the counterpart terminals provided in the counterpart connector.

US Pat. No. 10,256,340

HIGH-VOLTAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A high-voltage semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type;
a first doping region having a second conductivity type in the semiconductor substrate;
an epitaxial layer on the semiconductor substrate;
a body region having the first conductivity type in the epitaxial layer on the first doping region;
a second doping region and a third doping region that have the second conductivity type, respectively in the epitaxial layer on both opposite sides of the body region, so as to adjoin the body region, wherein the second doping region and the third doping region are in contact with the body region;
a source region and a drain region respectively in the body region and the second doping region;
a field insulating layer in the second doping region between the source region and the drain region; and
a gate structure on the epitaxial layer to cover a portion of the field insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,256,334

GATELESS SWITCH WITH CAPACITIVELY-COUPLED CONTACTS

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A switch, comprising:a semiconductor structure including a conducting channel;
an input contact to the conducting channel located on a surface of the semiconductor structure;
an output contact to the conducting channel located on the surface of the semiconductor structure, the output contact separated from the input contact by a planar portion of the surface of the semiconductor structure defining a flat input-output region, wherein at least one of the input contact or the output contact is capacitively coupled to the conducting channel; and
at least one control contact located outside of the input-output region formed between the input contact and the output contact, without contacting the input-output region, wherein the at least one control contact includes a first control contact located adjacent to the input contact and a second control contact located adjacent to the output contact, both the first control contact and the second control contact separated from each other by the input contact and the output contact, wherein both the first control contact and the second control contact are located outside of the input-output region formed between the input contact and the output contact, and wherein the input contact, the output contact, the first control contact and the second control contact are all in parallel with each other and laterally aligned across the surface of the semiconductor structure.

US Pat. No. 10,256,118

LEAD FRAME AND THE METHOD TO FABRICATE THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A method to form an inductor, comprising:providing a first lead and a second lead of the inductor; and
forming a first conductive pillar and a second conductive pillar on a first portion of the first lead and a first portion of the second lead, respectively, wherein a second portion of the first lead, a second portion of the second lead, the first conductive pillar, and the second conductive pillar form a 3D space, wherein at least one portion of a coil comprising a plurality of winding turns is disposed in the 3D space with a bottom surface of the plurality of winding turns being respectively lower than a top surface of the first conductive pillar and a top surface of the second conductive pillar, and two terminal parts of the coil are electrically connected to the first lead and the second lead via the first conductive pillar and the second conductive pillar, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,256,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING RELAYS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. A relay control circuit configured for use with a plurality of relays including a first relay and a second relay, the first relay having a first coil voltage input and the second relay having a second coil voltage input coupled to the first coil voltage input of the first relay, the first relay being coupled to ground through a first switch, and the second relay being coupled to the ground through a second switch, the relay control circuit comprising:a first input to receive a first voltage capable of energizing the first relay from a de-energized state in response to a first relay control signal having a first state that couples the first relay to the ground through the first switch, the first relay control signal also having a second state;
a second input to receive a second voltage capable of maintaining the first relay in an energized state in response to the first relay control signal having the first state, the second voltage being less than the first voltage;
a third switch disposed in series between the first input and the first coil voltage input, the third switch having a control input to receive a control signal that electrically couples the first input to the first coil voltage input in response to the control signal having a first state and that electrically decouples the first input from the first coil voltage input in response to the control signal having a second state;
a first diode electrically coupled in series between the second input and the first coil voltage input;
a pulse generator having an input to receive the first relay control signal and an output electrically coupled to the control input of the third switch, the pulse generator being configured to output the control signal having the first state for a period of time in response to the first relay control signal having the first state;
a second diode having an anode to receive the first relay control signal and a cathode electrically coupled to the input of the pulse generator; and
a third diode having an anode to receive a second relay control signal having a first state that couples the second relay to the ground through the second switch and that is capable of energizing the second relay, and the second relay control signal having a second state that is not capable of energizing the second relay, the third diode having a cathode electrically coupled to the input of the pulse generator and coupled to the cathode of the second diode.

US Pat. No. 10,255,680

VEHICLE LOCALIZATION

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A computerized method of localizing a transportable apparatus within an environment around the apparatus, comprising:obtaining a sequence of images of the environment;
providing the sequence of images of the environment to a Visual Odometry (VO) system comprising processing circuitry comprising:
a first VO pipeline arranged for:
performing a first transformation on the sequence of images of the environment, to generate a first sequence of transformed images;
comparing one or more images from the first sequence of transformed images against a stored representation of the environment so as to determine first corresponding features within the images of the first sequence and the representation;
providing a first localization estimate for the transportable apparatus according to a position of the one or more first corresponding features; and
providing a first quality value for the first localization estimate; and
a second VO pipeline arranged for:
performing a second transformation on the sequence of images of the environment, to generate a second sequence of transformed images, wherein the second transformation is different from the first transformation;
comparing one or more images from the second sequence of transformed images against the stored representation of the environment so as to determine second corresponding features within the images of the second sequence and the representation;
providing a second localization estimate for the transportable apparatus according to a position of the one or more second corresponding features; and
providing a second quality value for the second localization estimate;
selecting either the first localization estimate or the second localization estimate based on a comparison of the first and the second quality values; and
localizing the transportable apparatus according to the selected first or second localization estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,255,567

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LEAD ASSIGNMENT

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A method for assigning one or more merchants to one or more sales resources, the method comprising:receiving, by a promotion and marketing system comprising one or more processors, a list of merchant data,
wherein the list of merchant data comprises:
one or more merchants; and
for each of the one or more merchants, (i) a sales value score that is based on an expected booking amount, (ii) a list of one or more virtual offers for which the merchant is identified as able to meet, (iii) a quantity of each of the one or more virtual offers that the merchant is able to meet, and (iv) contact information;
accessing, by the one or more processors, sales resource data from a sales resource database utilizing a lead assignment module, the sales resource data indicative of a plurality of sales resources responsible for closing contracts with the one or more merchants, the sales resource data comprising at least the plurality of sales resources and an associated capacity for contacting one or more merchants;
performing, by the one or more processors, an iterative assignment process, the iterative assignment process comprising:
calculating, for each of the plurality of sales resources, an assignment probability number based on the associated capacity, wherein the assignment probability number represents a probability that a sales resource will be randomly assigned a next merchant from the one or more merchants in the iterative assignment process in an assignment process, and wherein calculation, for each of the plurality of resources, of the assignment probability number comprises determining whether the associated capacity of a sales resource meets a predetermined threshold, and in an instance in which the determination yields a result indicative of the associated capacity of the sales resource failing ti meet the predetermined threshold, increasing the assignment probability number;
determining the next merchant from the one or more merchants to be assigned, the one or more merchants being prioritized by sales value score;
assigning merchant data associated with the next merchant from the one or more merchants to a unique prioritized call list associated with a first sales resource at random in accordance with at least the assignment probability number of each of the one or mire sales resources;
adjusting the associated rapacity of the first resource while maintaining the associated capacity of each remaining sales resource of the plurality of resources;
generating, by the one or more processors, a prioritized call list for each of the plurality of sales resources,
wherein the prioritized call list comprises merchant data associated with each merchant assigned to a respective sales resource during the iterative assignment process, each merchant unique to the respective sales resource, and corresponding merchant data comprising at least the corresponding list of one or more virtual offers for which the merchant is identified as able to meet, the quantity of each of the one or more virtual offers that the merchant is able to meet, and the contact information;
causing, by the one or more processors, display of the unique prioritized call list associated with the first sales resource upon access to the promotion and marketing system by the first sales resource; and
systematically and dynamically modifying, by the one or more processors, one or more assignments and thus each of a plurality of the unique prioritized call lists, based on ore sales resource closing a contract and an update to a current inventory, and a re-calculation a demand, and a determination that there is no longer the demand for a particular service, good or experience provided by a particular merchant.

US Pat. No. 10,255,224

INTELLIGENT PCIE SLOT LANE ASSIGNMENT METHOD

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. An intelligent PCIe slot lane assignment method applied to a motherboard comprising a CPU, a switch circuit, a PCIe slot assembly and a logic controller, said CPU providing at least 16 lanes, said PCIe slot assembly comprising a first PCIe slot, a second PCIe slot and a third PCIe slot, said logic controller being adapted to detect the insertion of a PCIe expansion card in said PCIe slot assembly and to control said switch circuit to assign said at least 16 lanes to said first PCIe slot, said second PCIe slot and said third PCIe slot according to the detection result, the intelligent PCIe slot lane assignment method comprising the steps of:(a) start;
(b) said logic controller automatically detecting the insertion of an expansion card in said third PCIe slot, and then proceeding to step (c) when detected the presence of an expansion card in said third PCIe slot, or step (d) when detected no expansion card in said third PCIe slot;
(c) said logic controller controlling said switch circuit to assign 8 said lanes to said first PCIe slot and respective 4 said lanes to said second PCIe slot and said third PCIe slot;
(d) said logic controller automatically detecting the insertion of an expansion card in said second PCIe slot, and then proceeding to step (e) when detected the presence of an expansion card in said second PCIe slot, or step (f) when detected no expansion card in said second PCIe slot;
(e) said logic controller controlling said switch circuit to assign respective 8 said lanes to said first PCIe slot and said second PCIe slot and assign no lane to said third PCIe slot;
(f) said logic controller controlling said switch circuit to assign 16 said lanes to said first PCIe slot and assign no lane to said second PCIe slot and said third PCIe slot.

US Pat. No. 10,255,094

UTILIZING PHYSICAL SYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL SYSTEMS FOR VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method comprising:provisioning a first Virtual Network Function (VNF) component on a first virtual machine, the first virtual machine being supported by a first physical computing system;
provisioning a second VNF component directly on a second physical computing system without running on a virtual machine;
using, within a telecommunications network, a VNF that includes both the first VNF component running on the first virtual machine and the second VNF component running directly on the second physical computing system;
with a VNF manager, determining that a third VNF component should be provisioned;
with the VNF manager, determining whether the third VNF component is capable of utilizing a hardware accelerator associated with a third physical computing system; and
in response to determining that the third VNF component does not require use of the hardware accelerator, implementing the third VNF on the at least one virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,255,081

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENT CLOUD PLANNING AND DECOMMISSIONING

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A method for decommissioning an application operating on a computer system, the method comprising:receiving, at a decommissioning system, information that specifies a server to analyze;
determining, by the decommissioning system, a target application operating on the server;
determining, by machine learning logic, one or more applications deployed in a cloud computing system that are related to the target application based on properties of the one or more applications, wherein each of the one or more applications is associated with previously determined cloud deployment information that is stored in training data for training the machine learning logic to make the determination;
when the relatedness between at least one of the plurality of applications and the target application exceeds a threshold, determining that the target application is related to the at least one application of the plurality of applications; and
generating a recommendation report to recommend that the target application be deployed to a cloud computing system according to the cloud deployment information associated with the at least one application of the plurality of applications, wherein the recommendation includes a schematic representation of a recommended deployment topology and a recommended deployment type that corresponds to one of a software as a service (SAAS), platform as a service (PAAS), and infrastructure as a service (IAAS) deployment type;
subsequently receiving a user selected deployment type; and
when the user selected deployment type does not correspond to the recommended deployment type, updating the training data to associate the target application with the selected deployment type.

US Pat. No. 10,254,971

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC RE-SERIALIZATION OF VTL DEVICES AND CARTRIDGES

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A system comprising:a first server node including a first virtual tape library of backup data files residing on a first deduplication file system,
wherein a backup data file corresponding to a first cartridge is stored in a first container in the first virtual library;
wherein the first container includes a first base prefix and the namespace of the first cartridge includes the first base prefix;
a second server node including a second virtual tape library residing on second deduplication file system,
wherein the second server node is configured to:
receive a replica of the backup data file corresponding to the first cartridge via one or more data packets over a network,
store the replica backup data file in a second container in the second virtual tape library such that the replica backup data file corresponds to a second cartridge,
wherein the first base prefix is replicated to the second container such that the namespace of the second cartridge is the same as the namespace of the first cartridge;
wherein the second virtual tape library is configured to:
assign an activation code to the second container, and
re-serialize the first base prefix using the activation code to form a second base prefix such that the presentation of the second cartridge includes a second base prefix.

US Pat. No. 10,254,885

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a pixel including a first electrode and a second electrode, the pixel having a first capacitor and a light emission element-formed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
a power supply configured to provide the first electrode with a third power voltage including an alternative wave form and to provide the second electrode with a second power voltage; and
a sensor configured to sense a touch current flowing between the first electrode and the second electrode in response to the touch driving signal,
wherein the third power voltage includes a touch driving signal and a first power voltage,
wherein the first electrode forms touch capacitance between a touch input object and the first electrode,
wherein the touch input object approaches from an outside of the display device to the first electrode,
wherein the touch driving signal has a square waveform and amplitude which is less than the first power voltage,
wherein the first power voltage has a constant voltage level, and
wherein the third power voltage has a waveform of sum of the first power voltage and the touch driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,254,833

MAGNETIC TRACKING OF GLOVE INTERFACE OBJECT

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A system, comprising:a peripheral device having a plurality of electromagnets;
a glove interface object, the glove interface object having one or more magnetic sensors configured to sense magnetic fields generated by the electromagnets to determine a location of the glove interface object in an interactive environment, the glove interface object further having one or more inertial sensors configured to detect an orientation of the glove interface object, the glove interface object further having a transmitter configured to transmit data derived from the magnetic sensors and the inertial sensors to a computing device for processing to generate data representing a pose of a virtual hand, the virtual hand capable of being rendered in a virtual environment presented on a head-mounted display;
wherein the plurality of electromagnets include a first set of electromagnets that are activated when the glove interface object moves within a predefined distance of the peripheral device, and a second set of electromagnets that are activated when the glove interface object moves beyond the predefined distance; and,
wherein the magnetic sensors sense the magnetic fields generated by the first set of electromagnets when the glove interface object moves within the predefined distance of the peripheral device, and wherein the magnetic sensors sense the magnetic fields generated by the second set of electromagnets when the glove interface object moves beyond the predefined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,254,536

COLLIMATING FIBER SCANNER DESIGN WITH INWARD POINTING ANGLES IN VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system for use by an end user, comprising:a planar waveguide apparatus;
an optical fiber having a distal tip affixed relative to the planar waveguide apparatus, and an aperture proximal to the distal tip;
at least one light source coupled the optical fiber and configured for emitting light from the aperture of the optical fiber;
a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted to the drive assembly, the mechanical drive assembly configured for displacing the aperture of the optical fiber in accordance with a scan pattern;
an optical waveguide input apparatus configured for directing the light from the aperture of the optical fiber down the planar waveguide apparatus, such that the planar waveguide apparatus displays one or more image frames to the end user.

US Pat. No. 10,252,541

DAMPER DEVICE, INK SUPPLY SYSTEM, AND INKJET PRINTER

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A damper device for use in an inkjet printer including an ink head that ejects ink, an upstream flow channel connected to the ink head and through which the ink flows into the ink head, and a downstream flow channel connected to the ink head and into which the ink flows from the ink head, the damper device comprising:an upstream damper provided in the upstream flow channel; and
a downstream damper provided in the downstream flow channel; wherein
the upstream damper includes:
an upstream inflow port allowing the ink to flow into the upstream damper;
an upstream ink chamber communicating with the upstream inflow port and storing the ink;
an upstream outflow port communicating with the upstream ink chamber and allowing the ink to flow out of the upstream damper; and
an upstream detector detecting an amount of the ink stored in the upstream ink chamber; and
the downstream damper includes:
a downstream inflow port allowing the ink to flow into the downstream damper;
a downstream ink chamber communicating with the downstream inflow port and storing the ink;
a downstream outflow port communicating with the downstream ink chamber and allowing the ink to flow out of the downstream damper; and
a downstream detector detecting an amount of the ink stored in the downstream ink chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,252,168

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRANTING IN-GAME BONUSES TO A USER

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method, executed at least in part on a computing platform, for granting bonuses to a user's in-game persona, wherein the computing platform is associated with the user, the method comprising:presenting an interface to the user via the computing platform, wherein the interface is configured to enable the user to place a first virtual item in a first slot within the interface, the first virtual item comprising a first quality value and a first level value;
establishing, responsive to the user placing the first virtual item in the first slot within the interface, one or more quality bonuses based on the first quality value;
establishing a level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses;
causing the interface to offer the user an opportunity to risk whether the first virtual item is upgraded or broken;
determining whether the first virtual item is upgraded or broken;
responsive to the first virtual item being upgraded, increasing the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses;
responsive to the first virtual item being broken, decreasing the one or more quality bonuses and the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses;
modifying the one or more quality bonuses and the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses based in part on a bonus weighting value associated with the first slot; and
providing (i) the one or more quality bonuses, and (ii) the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses to the user's in-game persona.
US Pat. No. 10,253,459

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE BULK AND INCREASING THE DENSITY OF A TISSUE PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A paper product comprising,at least one paper web having an embossed surface wherein the emboss pattern is made up of at least about 80% linear elements and the emboss depth is from about 1.25 to about 3.5 times the caliper of the unembossed at least one web; and
wherein the finished product has a caliper at least 5% less than the same pattern formed from dots; and an absorbency loss over the unembossed at least one web of no greater than 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,257,935

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY BASED ON PRINTED ELECTRONICS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly, comprising:providing a substrate;
printing a compound in a circuit pattern on the substrate, the compound comprising a suspension of an uncured conductive material and an insulating material together, the uncured conductive material and the insulating material configured to separate after printing thereby forming a bottom layer of the uncured conductive material covered by a top layer of the insulating material;
arranging at least one electronic component, having at least one electrical connection part, on the top layer of the circuit pattern, the at least one electrical connection part of the at least one electronic component penetrating the top layer of the insulating material and forming at least one electrical connection with the bottom layer comprising the uncured conductive material, and, after arranging said at least one electronic component on the top layer;
curing the uncured conductive material and the insulating material into a cured conductive material and an insulator, respectively;
whereby the cured conductive material mechanically secures said at least one electronic component to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,921

EMBEDDED AIR GAP TRANSMISSION LINES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first conductive plane;
a core dielectric layer having a bottom surface in contact with the first conductive plane;
a conductor having a bottom surface in contact with a top surface of the core dielectric layer; and
a second conductive plane positioned over, and spaced apart from, a top surface of the conductor such that a gap separates the top surface of the conductor from a bottom surface of the second conductive plane, wherein:
the top surface of the conductor is separated from the bottom surface of the second conductive plane by a first distance measured along an axis normal to the first conductive plane, and
the bottom surface of the conductor is separated from the first conductive plane by a second distance that is at least twice as great as the first distance measured along the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,257,906

LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Kichler Lighting LLC, Cl...

1. A modular low voltage lighting power supply, comprising:an enclosure having a cover, the enclosure housing a plurality of power supply modules that are accessible when the cover is in an open state and covered when the cover is in a closed state, each of the plurality of power supply modules being installed into the enclosure and removed from the enclosure as a whole unit; and
a control unit enclosed in the enclosure, each of the plurality of power supply modules in communication with the control module;
wherein each of the plurality of power supply modules comprises at least one primary side and a plurality of secondary sides, each secondary side generating a low voltage lighting power signal capable of lighting a plurality of low voltage light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,257,901

LED DENTAL LIGHT SOURCE WITH VARIABLE CHROMATICITY AND METHOD

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A dental light comprising:an array of light emitting diode (LED) assemblies, the array comprising:
at least one first LED assembly comprising:
at least one first LED element configured to emit a first light according to a first spectral distribution,
at least one conversion phosphor fixed within said first light, the at least one conversion phosphor configured to convert at least a portion of said first spectral distribution to a converted spectral distribution of light,
at least one filter fixed within said converted spectral distribution of light, the at least one filter configured to block at least a portion of the converted spectral distribution to emit a filtered spectral distribution of light, and
a first power lead connected to said at least one first assembly LED element,
at least one second LED assembly comprising:
at least one second LED element configured to emit light according to a second spectral distribution, and
a second power lead connected to said at least one second LED element, wherein light having the filtered spectral distribution is emitted from said array when said first power lead is connected to a power source, and
wherein light having a combined spectral distribution comprising the filtered and second spectral distributions when both first and second power leads are connected to a power source, and
wherein the light emitted from said at least one second LED element is emitted from said at least one second LED assembly without conversion by a phosphor;
wherein said at least one filter is configured to block light having the second spectral distribution; wherein the filter is configured to block light in the range 380-450 nm; and wherein the second LED assembly is configured to emit light in the range 380-450 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,257,896

INDIVIDUALLY ADDRESSABLE DIMMER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Kichler Lighting LLC, Cl...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a lighting fixture with a light source extending from a stem;
a lighting stake with a base having an opening formed therein to receive the stem for supporting the lighting fixture;
an enclosure having a threaded opening on one side and a threaded projection on the other side to couple in-between and mechanically secure to the lighting fixture and the lighting stake and provide controllable dimming for the lighting fixture;
at least one controllable switch supported by the enclosure and electrically connected between an input and an output;
a receiver supported by the enclosure and configured to receive a dimming signal and transmit a dimming control signal; and
logic configured to accept the dimming control signal and control the switch at a frequency of at least 200 Hz for a DC input signal and at least 600 Hz for an AC signal to generate a signal at the output terminals to dim the light source, wherein the light source is generally considered to be non-dimmable with conventional dimmers.

US Pat. No. 10,257,892

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS HAVING AC LED CIRCUITS AND METHODS OF DRIVING THE SAME

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. A lighting system comprising:a driver providing a DC output;
at least two LED circuits, each of which includes at least two LEDs, the at least two LED circuits electrically configured so that when the at least two LED circuits are connected to the DC output a first LED circuit of the at least two LED circuits is forward biased by the driver;
a load sensor connected to at least one of the at least two LED circuits, wherein the load sensor senses operation of the first LED circuit forward biased by the driver; and
a switching circuit capable of switching the DC output of the driver to forward bias a second LED circuit of the at least two LED circuits based on the operation of the first LED circuit sensed by the load sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,257,891

MICROWAVE OVEN

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A microwave oven comprising:a housing having a receiving chamber therein, a left air inlet and a right air inlet being provided at a bottom portion of the housing and an air outlet being provided in the housing;
an inner case provided in said receiving chamber, a left air channel being formed between a left side wall of said receiving chamber and a left side of said inner case and being in communication with said left air inlet and said air outlet of the housing, a right air channel being formed between a right side wall of said receiving chamber and a right side of said inner case and being in communication with said right air inlet and said air outlet of the housing; and
a left fan and a right fan, said left fan being provided in the left air channel and said right fan being provided in the right air channel, the left fan and the right fan each including a front impeller, a rear impeller and a driving motor, wherein at least one of the front impeller and the rear impeller is adjacent to at least one of a front wall and a rear wall of said receiving chamber which is corresponding thereto, said at least one of the front impeller and the rear impeller is spaced from the driving motor at a predetermined distance,
wherein the left fan is configured so that air entering from the left air inlet passes over the driving motor of the left fan, and the right fan is configured so that air entering from the right air inlet passes over the driving motor of the right fan.

US Pat. No. 10,257,833

BANDWIDTH AVAILABILITY TRIGGER FRAMES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

18. A method performed by an apparatus of a 6 GHz high-efficiency (HE) station (STA), the method comprising:decoding a trigger frame (TF) from an access point, the TF comprising an uplink (UL) resource allocation for the HE STA to transmit a bandwidth query report (BQR) to the access point, wherein the TF comprises an indication that the TF is of type bandwidth query report poll (BQRP);
in response to the TF, determining whether each 20 MHz subchannel of a plurality of 20 MHz subchannels is busy, and set a corresponding bit of the BQR to one indicate whether a corresponding 20 MHz subchannel is busy;
generating signaling to configure the HE STA to transmit the BQR to the access point in accordance with the UL resource allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,257,827

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING FRAME STRUCTURE, USER EQUIPMENT AND NETWORK EQUIPMENT

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A method for configuring a frame structure, comprising:configuring a group of time intervals X and generating configuration information of the group of time intervals X according to a channel condition and communication service demand;
adding the configuration information of the group of time intervals X to downlink control information which is carried in a predetermined resource unit; and
transmitting the predetermined resource unit to a user equipment (UE), to indicate the UE to perform data transmission with a network based on the group of time intervals X,
wherein the predetermined resource unit comprises one of a downlink control part, a downlink transmission part and a time interval X, where the downlink transmission part comprises at least one downlink control part, and the time interval X comprises at least one downlink control part,
wherein when length of the time interval X is fixed, configuring the time interval X comprises:
when the time interval X belongs to type 1, configuring length of a downlink transmission part in the time interval X or length of a guard period in the time interval X, where the length of the downlink transmission part is adapted to be configured by a terminal symbol index of the downlink transmission part;
when the time interval X belongs to type 2, configuring length of an uplink transmission part in the time interval X or the length of the guard period in the time interval X, where the length of the uplink transmission part is adapted to be configured by an initial symbol index of the uplink transmission part; and
when the time interval X belongs to type 3, configuring at least two of the length of the downlink transmission part in the time interval X, the length of the guard period in the time interval X and the length of the uplink transmission part in the time interval X, where the length of the downlink transmission part is adapted to be configured by the terminal symbol index of the downlink transmission part, and the length of the uplink transmission part is adapted to be configured by the initial symbol index of the uplink transmission part.

US Pat. No. 10,257,815

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving downlink control information, data associated with the downlink control information, and a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) used to process the data, the downlink control information including an antenna port indicator indicating antenna port information, rank information, and scrambling identity information;
identifying a scrambling sequence of the DMRS based on the scrambling identity information; and
processing the data based on a channel estimation determined using the identified scrambling sequence,
wherein the scrambling identity information indicates one of two scrambling sequences for the DMRS, when a number of antenna ports of the DMRS indicated by the antenna port information is one and one transport block is enabled,
wherein the rank information indicates up to 4 layers when the one transport block is enabled, and the rank information indicates up to 8 layers when two transport blocks are enabled, and
wherein the antenna port indicator is 3 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,257,808

PREAMBLE SEQUENCE TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring system information that is broadcast by a base station, wherein the system information comprises configuration information of a preset physical random access channel (PRACH) that comprises m preset radio frames and a number of repetition times of a preamble sequence, which is used for random access, wherein m is a positive integer; and
sending the preamble sequence to the base station, the preamble sequence being sent at n preset resource locations of the preset PRACH, wherein the preamble sequence is a format of 1 ms, or a format of 2 ms, or a format of 3 ms, and 1 wherein, after sending the preamble sequence, and when no response message is received from the base station, the method further comprises re-sending the preamble sequence to the base station, the preamble sequence being re-sent at p preset resource locations of the preset PRACH, wherein p>n.

US Pat. No. 10,257,717

WEDGE SHAPED CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells, comprising:a first base station including a first antenna array defining a first directional radiation pattern that is oriented toward a horizon; and
a second base station including second antenna array defining a second directional radiation pattern that at least partially overlaps with the first base station,
wherein the first base station employs unlicensed spectrum,
wherein the second base station employs licensed spectrum,
wherein the first and second base stations are each configured to wirelessly communicate with a radio disposed on an aircraft flying through respective cell coverage areas of the first and second base stations, and
wherein the first and second base stations are each configured to handover communication with the radio as the aircraft moves between the respective cell coverage areas of the first and second base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,257,638

AUDIO OBJECT PROCESSING BASED ON SPATIAL LISTENER INFORMATION

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method for processing audio objects by a client apparatus comprising:the client apparatus determining spatial listener information, the spatial listener information including one or more listener positions and/or listener orientations of one or more listeners in a three dimensional (3D) space, the 3D space defining an audio space;
the client apparatus receiving a manifest file comprising audio object metadata, including audio object identifiers for identifying audio objects, the audio objects being atomic audio objects and one or more aggregated audio objects, wherein an atomic audio object comprises audio data associated with a position in the audio space and an aggregated audio object comprises aggregated audio data of at least a part of the atomic audio objects defined in the manifest file, wherein each of the audio object identifiers comprises at least part of a URI;
the client apparatus selecting one or more audio object identifiers on the basis of the spatial listener information, and on the basis of audio object position information defined in the manifest file, the audio object position information comprising positions in the audio space of the atomic audio objects defined in the manifest file; and
the client apparatus using the one or more selected audio object identifiers for requesting transmission of audio data and audio object metadata of the one or more selected audio objects to the client apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,257,507

TIME-OF-FLIGHT DEPTH SENSING FOR EYE TRACKING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An eye tracking system comprising:an illumination source configured to illuminate an eye with an irradiance pattern producing a distorted illumination pattern after reflection of the irradiance pattern from one or more surfaces of the eye;
a detector including a plurality of pixels, the detector configured to capture the distorted illumination pattern at one or more pixels of the plurality of pixels, each pixel having a plurality of storage units that capture light signals related to the distorted illumination pattern over a plurality of time instants; and
a controller configured to:
determine one or more phase differences between the distorted illumination pattern and the irradiance pattern, based on the light signals captured in the storage units of the one or more pixels,
calculate one or more distances from the detector to the one or more surfaces of the eye, based on the determined one or more phase differences, and
estimate a position and orientation of the eye based on the determined one or more distances.

US Pat. No. 10,257,368

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES

GENBAND US LLC, Frisco, ...

1. A method for communicating from a first party to a second party, the first party using a first mobile communication terminal, and the second party a using a second mobile communication terminal, the method comprising:connecting the first mobile communication terminal to a mobile communication network;
connecting the first mobile communication terminal to a peer-to-peer network;
offering a communication service for sharing with another party by publishing the offer using an exchange or publishing server of the peer-to-peer network;
attaching a condition to the offer, where the condition includes a limitation on use or sharing of the communication service; and
sharing the communication service with the second party in response to the second mobile communication terminal selecting the communication service from the exchange server by the first mobile communication terminal connecting with a third mobile communication terminal over the mobile communication network and connecting with the second mobile communication terminal over the peer-to-peer network and in accordance with the limitation on use or sharing.

US Pat. No. 10,257,339

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING CONTACT INFORMATION USING A WIRELESS TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A cellphone, comprising:a display;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing programming for execution by the one or more processors, the programming including instructions for:
displaying a list of contacts on the display;
determining a first contact from the list of contacts in response to a selection by a user;
binding the first contact to a first specific area of the display;
displaying a first image corresponding to the first contact on the first specific area of the display;
determining a second contact from the list of contacts in response to another selection by the user;
binding the second contact to a second specific area of the display;
displaying a second image corresponding to the second contact on the second specific area of the display;
obtaining, from a network service, an updated first image corresponding to the first contact;
obtaining, from the network service, a updated second image corresponding to the second contact;
displaying the updated first image on the first specific area of the display; and
displaying the updated second image on the second specific area of the display, wherein the first specific area of the display is different from the second specific area of the display.

US Pat. No. 10,257,302

METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A CONTEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION SERVICE

TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A., M...

1. A method for providing a context-based service to a mobile terminal of a user of a communication network, comprising:a) at a context server cooperating with said communication network, receiving a query generated from a service application cooperating with said context server for implementing said context-based service, said query indicating that said service application needs to receive from said context server a set of context information when an event associated with a query condition occurs;
b) at said context server, generating an update rule in response to receiving said query from said service application, said update rule indicating that said mobile terminal, for allowing said context server to serve said query, has to transmit said context information to said context server when an update condition is fulfilled, said update condition being temporally dependent on said query condition, wherein b) further comprises checking whether a further update rule comprising a further update condition and relating to said context information is active and, in the negative, inserting in said update rule, an update condition of an update condition type corresponding to a query condition type;
c) transmitting said update rule from said context server to said mobile terminal;
d) receiving said context information from said mobile terminal when said update condition is fulfilled; and
e) at said context server, forwarding said context information to said service application, thereby allowing said service application to implement said context-based service.

US Pat. No. 10,257,295

INTERNET ACTIVITY, INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND NEARBY WI-FI AND LOCAL NETWORK DEVICE PRESENCE MONITORING SENSOR

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A method performed by one or more computers, the method comprising:obtaining network activity data on a device within a property over a particular time period,
obtaining, occupancy data indicating a physical presence of people within the property over the particular time period;
determining (i) that the network activity data for the device within the property indicates abnormal network traffic for the device and (ii) that the abnormal network traffic occurred over the particular time period for which the occupancy data indicated that the property was unoccupied; and
in response to determining (i) that the network activity data for the device within the property indicates abnormal network traffic for the device and (ii) that the abnormal network traffic occurred over the particular time period for which the occupancy data indicated that the property was unoccupied, providing an indication to a user that network security within the property is likely to be breached.

US Pat. No. 10,257,268

DISTRIBUTED PEER-TO-PEER DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT

Vapor IO Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of managing rack-mounted computing devices in a data center with a distributed peer-to-peer management system, the method comprising:determining roles of data-center management computing devices in a distributed peer-to-peer data-center management system;
receiving, via an out-of-band network, a data-center management command at a given data-center management computing device;
distributing, based on at least some of the roles, via the out-of-band network, the data-center management command from the given data-center management computing device to a first plurality of other data-center management computing devices; and
for each of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, distributing, based at least some of the roles, via the out-of-band network, the data-center management command to a respective second plurality of other data-center management computing devices, wherein:
the given data-center management computing device, the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, and the respective second pluralities of other data-center management computing devices are each configured to manage a respective plurality of rack-mounted computing devices;
each of the pluralities of respective rack-mounted computing devices executes an in-band application that communicates on an in-band network different from the out-of-band network; and
the data-center management command is a command to update or otherwise configure a microkernel, a virtual machine, a container, an operating system, or an application executing on one or more data-center management computing devices;
determining, with at least one of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, that the given data-center management computing device has failed;
electing, with at least one of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, one of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices to serve as a replacement to the given data-center management computing device in at least some roles filled by the given data-center management computing device; and
distributing a result of the election to each the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,257,236

SENSOR GATEWAY

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A sensor gateway for managing wireless communications between a plurality of sensors and a backend connection, the sensor gateway comprising:a communications interface; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the communications interface, the processor configured to execute instructions to cause the sensor gateway to:
communicate wirelessly, via the communications interface, with the plurality of sensors over a first channel of a plurality of channels of a communications band;
exchange information between the plurality of sensors and the backend connection via a home access point (AP) or gateway, the home AP or gateway engaging in wireless communications within the communications band over a selected channel of the plurality of channels;
determine a characteristic of a beacon frame;
switch from the first channel to the selected channel when the characteristic of the beacon frame indicates that communication via the selected channel will be improved relative to communications via the first channel; and
communicate via the same channel as the home AP or gateway thereby facilitating reduced communication interference between the sensor gateway and the home AP or gateway, the same channel being the selected channel.

US Pat. No. 10,257,147

ENHANCED MANAGEMENT OF MIGRATION AND ARCHIVING OPERATIONS

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing a mailbox from a source email platform, the mailbox including a plurality of email messages associated with a user; and
performing a pre-transfer assessment on the mailbox, wherein the pre-transfer assessment includes:
applying one or more transferability rules to a first email message in the mailbox,
applying one or more exception rules to the first email message in the mailbox, and
designating the first email message in the mailbox for exclusion from a migration or archiving operation based on at least one of:
a result of an application of the one or more transferability rules, and
a result of the application of the one or more exception rules,
performing the migration or archiving operation on the mailbox, wherein the migration or archiving operation is not performed on the first email message designated for exclusion;
sending, to a user device, one or more selectable actions to be performed on the first email message excluded from the migration or archiving operation;
receiving, from the user device, a selection of at least one of the one or more actions to be performed on the first email message designated for exclusion; and
performing the selected at least one or more actions on the first email message designated for exclusion.

US Pat. No. 10,257,026

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MANAGE INTERRELATED DEVICES IN A COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computing infrastructure management system comprising:a configuration management device comprising at least one processor and at least one memory to store a configuration management client that is executed by the at least one processor to:
receive a manifest file associated with a computing infrastructure comprising a plurality of computing devices each having one or more resources, wherein the manifest file includes one or more directives for provisioning the one or more resources of each of the plurality of computing devices, wherein the manifest file is structured according to an object oriented model including a class structure with information associated with a first resource that has a dependency to a second resource and the manifest file includes topology information comprising port information;
identify a dependency from a communications link between a first resource and a second resource, the communications link indicated by the port information included in the topology information;
translate the class structure of the manifest file into one or more ordered explicit directives including applying a rule for the communication link, the rule based on the identified dependency and specifying that the first resource be provisioned before the second resource, and a first explicit directive for provisioning the first resource ordered before a second explicit directive for provisioning the second resource, the ordering of the first explicit directive before the second explicit directive specifying that the first resource is provisioned before the second resource is provisioned; and
provision the first resource and the second resource of each computing device using the one or more explicit directives, including at least the first explicit directive and the second explicit directive, in the translated manifest file.

US Pat. No. 10,256,978

CONTENT-BASED ENCRYPTION KEYS

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

14. A non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising stored instructions, wherein the instructions, when executed, cause a machine to perform operations, comprising:identifying a message from a client device, the message including a request for a status of a fingerprint value;
determining a status for the fingerprint value at a networked storage device;
sending a status message that includes the status for the fingerprint value to the client device;
determining that the fingerprint value is not associated with a data chunk at the networked storage device;
receiving the data chunk from the client device, wherein the data chunk is not encrypted;
generating a data chunk encryption key based on the fingerprint value by combining the fingerprint value with a secret string, the secret string being pre-negotiated between the client device and the networked device;
encrypting the data chunk with the data chunk encryption key; and
storing the data chunk with the data chunk encryption key at the networked storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,256,865

BIDIRECTIONAL TRANSCEIVER CIRCUITS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bidirectional time-division duplexing transceiver circuit, the transceiver circuit comprising:a first and a second bidirectional phase-shift circuit; and
a bidirectional amplifier circuit including a first amplifier circuit and a second amplifier circuit, wherein the first amplifier circuit and the second amplifier circuit are connected to double-pole-double-throw (DPDT) switches, wherein a first DPDT switch is configured to connect the first amplifier circuit to a first radio-frequency (RF) antenna and a second DPDT switch is configured to connect the second amplifier circuit to a second RF antenna, and wherein the first and the second bidirectional phase-shift circuit and the DPDT switches are configured to enable the first amplifier circuit and the second amplifier circuit to be operable simultaneously as transmit (TX) path amplifiers in a first time slot and as a receive (RX) path amplifiers in a second time slot.

US Pat. No. 10,256,788

ACOUSTIC RESONATOR INCLUDING EXTENDED CAVITY

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:a substrate defining a cavity, the substrate being formed of a nonlinear material;
an acoustic stack over the substrate and the cavity, the acoustic stack comprising:
a bottom electrode;
a piezoelectric layer over the bottom electrode; and
a top electrode over the piezoelectric layer, wherein an active region of the acoustic stack comprises overlapping portions of the cavity, the bottom electrode, the piezoelectric layer and the top electrode; and
a connecting strip extending from a portion of the top electrode for providing electrical excitation of the acoustic stack, wherein an electric field (E-field) is generated in the BAW resonator, the E-field beginning at the top electrode and terminating at the bottom electrode, in response to the electrical excitation, a portion of the E-field outside the active region of the acoustic stack being a parasitic E-field,
wherein the cavity includes an inner portion in the active region of the acoustic stack and a first extended portion extending from an outer perimeter of the active region underneath the connecting strip, and
wherein a length of the first extended portion of the cavity is sufficient to substantially prevent the parasitic E-field from passing through the substrate, resulting in a negligible amount of the parasitic E-field passing through the substrate, such that a nonlinear response to the parasitic E-field by the substrate is improved and electrical loss generated in the substrate is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,256,677

NEAR-FIELD RF CHARGING PAD WITH ADAPTIVE LOADING TO EFFICIENTLY CHARGE AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AT ANY POSITION ON THE PAD

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A radio frequency (RF) charging pad, comprising:at least one processor for monitoring an amount of energy that is transferred from the RF charging pad to an RF receiver of an electronic device; and
one or more transmitting antenna elements that are in communication with the one or more processors for transmitting RF signals to the RF receiver of the electronic device, each respective transmitting antenna element including:
a conductive line forming a meandered line pattern;
a first terminal at a first end of the conductive line for receiving current that flows through the conductive line at a frequency controlled by the one or more processors; and
a second terminal, distinct from the first terminal, at a second end of the conductive line, the second terminal coupled with a component that is controlled by the at least one processor and allows for modifying an impedance value at the second terminal,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to adaptively adjust the frequency and/or the impedance value to optimize the amount of energy that is transferred from the one or more transmitting antenna elements to the RF receiver of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,256,657

ANTENNA HAVING COAXIAL STRUCTURE FOR NEAR FIELD WIRELESS POWER CHARGING

ENERGOUS CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A wireless charging system comprising:a transmitter coaxial structure comprising a first housing, a first substrate disposed in the first housing, and a first metallic core disposed in an opening defined by the first substrate, and
a receiver coaxial structure comprising a second housing, a second substrate disposed in the second housing, and a second metallic core disposed in an opening defined by the second substrate, wherein:
the transmitter coaxial structure is configured to carry one or more radio frequency (RF) signals through the first substrate to the first metallic core when the receiver coaxial structure is within a threshold distance from the transmitter coaxial structure;
the receiver coaxial structure is configured to:
be excited by the one or more RF signals from the transmitter coaxial structure, the one or more RF signals being transferred from the first metallic core to the second metallic core when the transmitter coaxial structure and the receiver coaxial structure are within the threshold distance from each other; and
convert the received one or more RF signals into usable energy to power and/or charge an electronic device coupled to the receiver coaxial structure.

US Pat. No. 10,256,647

METHOD FOR CHARGING A MOBILE DEVICE, MOBILE DEVICE, AND CHARGING SYSTEM

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A system comprising:a mobile device comprising an analog switch, a battery, a first charging circuit, a USB port, and a connector, wherein the connector comprises a charging pin and a ground pin;
a charging device comprising a second charging circuit and an output pin;
when the mobile device is in connection with the charging device, the charging device is configured to supply a first current signal to the output pin by using the second charging circuit, the charging pin is configured to receive the first current signal transmitted by the output pin of the charging device, the analog switch is configured to connect an anode pin of the battery to the charging pin, and the charging pin is configured to transmit the first current signal to the anode pin of the battery, so as to charge the battery, wherein the charging pin is configured to transmit the first current signal to the anode pin of the battery without using the first charging circuit of the mobile device; and
when the mobile device is disconnected from the charging device and is in connection with a USB device to perform USB charging, the analog switch is configured to disconnect the anode pin of the battery from the charging pin, the analog switch and the first charging circuit are configured to connect the USB port to the anode pin of the battery, an input pin of the first charging circuit is configured to receive a second current signal transmitted by the USB port, wherein the second current signal is smaller than the first current signal, and wherein the mobile device is configured to transmit the second current signal to the first charging circuit, so as to charge the battery through the anode pin of the battery that is coupled to the first charging circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,256,496

POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING CASCADED FUEL CELLS

General Electric Company,...

1. A power generation system, comprising:a first solid-oxide fuel cell configured to generate a first anode tail gas stream and a first cathode tail gas stream;
(ii) at least one fuel reformer located downstream of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, the fuel reformer configured to receive the first anode tail gas stream, and to mix the first anode tail gas stream with a reformer fuel stream to form a reformed stream;
(iii) a splitting mechanism to split the reformed stream into a first portion and a second portion;
(iv) a fuel path configured to circulate the first portion to an anode inlet of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, such that the first solid-oxide fuel cell is configured to generate a first electric power, at least in part, by using the first portion as a fuel;
(v) a second solid-oxide fuel cell configured to receive the second portion, and to generate a second electric power, at least in part, by using the second portion as a fuel, the second solid-oxide fuel cell further configured to generate a second anode tail gas stream and a second cathode tail gas stream;
(vi) a first recuperator configured to receive and extract heat from at least a portion of the first cathode tail gas stream and the second cathode tail gas stream to form a cooled cathode tail gas stream, and to transfer at least a portion of the extracted heat to the first portion of the reformed stream;
(vii) a recycle loop extending from an outlet of the first recuperator to a cathode inlet of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, wherein the recycle loop is configured to circulate at least a portion of the cooled cathode tail gas stream to the cathode inlet of the first solid-oxide fuel cell; and
(viii) an air pre-heater configured to extract heat from at least another portion of the cooled cathode tail gas stream directed via a channel coupled to the recycle loop, and to transfer at least a portion of the extracted heat to a cathode inlet stream of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, wherein the recycle loop extends from the first recuperator to the first solid-oxide fuel cell bypassing the air pre-heater.

US Pat. No. 10,256,332

HIGH HOLE MOBILITY TRANSISTOR

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A high hole mobility transistor (HHMT), comprising:a back-barrier layer disposed on a substrate;
a conducting layer disposed on the back-barrier layer;
a channel region disposed in the conducting layer adjacent to an interface between the conducting layer and the back-barrier layer;
a doping layer disposed on the conducting layer;
a gate electrode disposed on the doping layer;
source/drain electrodes respectively disposed on opposite sides of the gate electrode;
a band adjustment layer disposed on the doping layer and electrically connected to the gate electrode; and
a dielectric layer disposed between the band adjustment layer and the gate electrode, wherein the dielectric layer directly contacts a bottom surface of the gate electrode;
wherein the band adjustment layer is an N-type doped III-V semiconductor.

US Pat. No. 10,256,310

SPLIT-GATE FLASH MEMORY CELL HAVING A FLOATING GATE SITUATED IN A CONCAVE TRENCH IN A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A split-gate flash memory cell, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a source region and a drain region, wherein the source region and the drain region are separated by a channel region;
a concave trench in the semiconductor substrate;
a first dielectric layer on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first dielectric layer has a first portion that is outside the concave trench and on a top surface of the semiconductor substrate, and the first dielectric layer has a second portion that is inside the concave trench and lines the concave trench;
a floating gate situated in the concave trench on the second portion of the first dielectric layer;
a dielectric material on the floating gate;
a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer, the floating gate, and the dielectric material, wherein the first portion of the first dielectric layer is between the second dielectric layer and the top surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
a control gate on the second dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,256,277

LUMINAIRE UTILIZING A TRANSPARENT ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE DISPLAY

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a lighting device that emits general illumination light; and
a transparent display device optically coupled to the lighting device and configured to output a display image and allow the general illumination light to pass through the display device, the transparent display device comprising:
an array of display pixels configured on a same substrate, wherein the array has horizontal and vertical dimensions on the substrate and each respective display pixel of the array includes:
(a) a plurality of separately controllable, organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) configured one upon another to form an OLED stack on the substrate; and
(b) a transparent area on the substrate adjacent to the OLED stack of the respective display pixel,
wherein the transparent area of the respective display pixel is configured horizontally and vertically on the substrate in-between the OLED stack of the respective display pixel and the OLED stack of at least another adjacent display pixel in the array, and is formed from a transparent material.

US Pat. No. 10,256,265

IMAGING DEVICE, MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first transistor on a silicon substrate;
a first insulator over the first transistor;
a first conductor over the first insulator;
a second insulator over the first conductor;
an oxide semiconductor including a first region, a second region, and a third region over the second insulator, the second region being between the first region and the third region;
a second conductor and a third conductor over the oxide semiconductor, the second conductor overlapping with the first region and the third conductor overlapping with the third region;
a third insulator over the oxide semiconductor, the second conductor, and the third conductor;
a fourth conductor and a fifth conductor over the third insulator, the fourth conductor overlapping with at least a portion of the second conductor and the fifth conductor overlapping with at least a portion of the third conductor; and
a photoelectric conversion element,
wherein the second region is overlapped with the first conductor, and
wherein the second conductor is electrically connected to one electrode of the photoelectric conversion element.

US Pat. No. 10,256,201

BONDING PAD STRUCTURE HAVING ISLAND PORTIONS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A method for fabricating a bonding pad structure, comprising:forming a dielectric layer on a substrate;
forming a first metal pattern layer in the dielectric layer, wherein the first metal pattern layer comprises:
a first body portion having a plurality of first openings in a central region of the first body portion and a plurality of second openings arranged along a peripheral region of the first body portion and surrounding the plurality of first openings; and
a plurality of first island portions correspondingly disposed in the plurality of second openings and spaced apart from the first body portion, wherein each of the plurality of first island portions is surrounded by the first body portion in the plan view;
forming a plurality of first interconnect structures in the dielectric layer and corresponding to the plurality of first island portions, wherein each of the first interconnect structures comprises at least one via plug; and
forming a bonding pad on the dielectric layer and directly above the first metal pattern layer, such that the bonding pad is electrically connected to the plurality of first island portions through the plurality of first interconnect structures.

US Pat. No. 10,256,138

METHODS OF FABRICATING SILICON-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES USING BLANKET FUSION BONDING

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A method comprising:oxidizing a surface of a first semiconductor wafer to produce an oxidized layer having an oxidized surface, the first semiconductor wafer having a base layer;
degenerately doping the first semiconductor wafer through the oxidized layer to produce a doped region;
doping the oxidized surface to provide a doped skin;
bonding an oxidized second semiconductor wafer to the doped skin;
after bonding the oxidized second semiconductor wafer to the doped skin, removing the base layer from the first semiconductor wafer to expose a portion of the doped region; and
patterning the exposed portion of the doped region to define a piezoresistive pattern on the exposed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,256,080

APPARATUS FOR THE PLASMA TREATMENT OF SURFACES AND A METHOD FOR TREATING SURFACES WITH PLASMA

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. A method for the treatment of surfaces with plasma, the method comprising:providing a first electrode as a rod or a tube;
providing second electrodes as rods, wherein each of the second electrodes is grounded and surrounded by a gas-permeable dielectric outer layer;
applying an alternating voltage between the first electrode and the second electrodes;
generating an electrical field at least between the first electrode and the second electrodes;
positioning a surface to be treated in front of the first electrode, wherein each of the second electrodes is arranged closer to the surface than the first electrode;
passing at least one stream of process gas at least one process gas channel such that the at least one stream of process gas impinges on the electrical field, the electrical field converts the at least one stream of process gas into a stream of plasma, the at least one stream of process gas leaves at least one outlet, provided at the end of the at least one process gas channel, in the direction of an effective area and the stream of plasma impinges on the effective area; and
flowing a stream of gas along the second electrodes and through the gas-permeable dielectric outer layer to the outside, wherein a core of each of the second electrodes is enclosed by a gas-tight inner layer that is enclosed by an annular gas channel positioned at a distance from the gas-permeable dielectric outer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,256,013

PASSIVE ARC CONTROL WITH SEQUESTERED PHASES IN A VERTICAL BUS SYSTEM OF A MOTOR CONTROL CENTER

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. A passive arc control system for a motor control center, comprising:a row of front portions of a plurality of arc attenuating boxes supported within the motor control center, the front portions being grouped together as a front cover, each front portion of the plurality of arc attenuating boxes being configured to be horizontally inserted over a free end of a respective one of a plurality of vertical bus bar phases in the motor control center;
a row of rear portions of the plurality of arc attenuating boxes supported within the motor control center, the rear portions being grouped together as a rear cover, each rear portion of the plurality of arc attenuating boxes being configured to be horizontally inserted over a rear end opposite to the free end of a respective one of the plurality of vertical bus bar phases;
the front cover and the rear cover being configured to join together with the front portion of the arc attenuating boxes fitting over the free end of the vertical bus bar phases and the rear portion of the arc attenuating boxes fitting over the rear end of the vertical bus bar phases, each arc attenuating box surrounding an individual one of the vertical bus bar phases;
each arc attenuating box being configured to provide a physical barrier to arc flash energy and gases intruding into an adjacent one of the arc attenuating boxes surrounding an adjacent one of the vertical bus bar phases, and
each arc attenuating box being open at its top and bottom to form a chimney along a respective vertical bus bar phase, to provide directed venting of arc flash energy and gases out of the motor control center.

US Pat. No. 10,255,787

MAGNETIC SENSOR BATTERIES

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property, the monitoring system comprising:a sensor (i) that includes a battery that is configured to magnetically couple to the sensor and (ii) that is configured to generate sensor data based on activity in a portion of the property that is within a field of view of the sensor; and
a monitor control unit that is configured to:
after replacement of a battery of the sensor, receive and analyze the sensor data;
based on analyzing the sensor data, determine a status of the portion of the property without recalibrating the field of view of the sensor; and
provide, for output, a notification that includes data describing the status of the portion of the property.

US Pat. No. 10,255,756

DELAYED, GAME-TRIGGERED ONLINE GAME PLATFORM REGISTRATION

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A system for online game platform registration, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
receive user requests for access to online games accessible from a platform provider, wherein the online games accessible from the platform provider include at least (a) a first online game provided by a first game provider and (b) a second online game provided by a second game provider, wherein the first game provider maintains game state information for instances of the first online game based at least in part on in-game action requests from users;
determine whether users making the user requests are associated with registered platform accounts associated with the platform provider;
automatically create a guest platform account for a first user that is not associated with a registered platform account responsive to reception of a user request from the first user for access to the first online game, wherein the guest platform account includes a first identifier and lacks any stated information from the first user;
provide access for the users to the online games in response to the user requests for access to the online games, wherein (i) responsive to reception of the user request for access from the first user, transmission of a first platform request is effectuated to the first game provider of the first online game, the first platform request including the first identifier and effectuating provision of the first online game to the first user by the first game provider, and (ii) responsive to reception of a user request for access to the first online game from a second user that is associated with a registered platform account, transmission of a second platform request is effectuated to the first game provider of the first online game, the second platform request including a second identifier in the registered platform account and effectuating provision of the first online game to the second user by the first game provider;
receive an indication that a first game provider trigger for the first user has been met based on an instance of the first online game, wherein the first game provider trigger has been set by the first game provider and is different than a second game provider trigger set by the second game provider; and
generate a platform registration request for presentation to the first user responsive to the indication that the first game provider trigger has been met.

US Pat. No. 10,255,709

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A VIRTUAL BACKDROP

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer implemented method for replacing a background in a digital portrait, the method comprising:obtaining a digital image of a subject, the digital image including the subject's face in a foreground against an arbitrary background;
identifying a boundary between the arbitrary background and the foreground of the digital image based on an image matting process that includes determining a probability of each pixel being a boundary pixel that is between the foreground and the arbitrary background, wherein the identification is without calibrating a portion from the digital image against a portion from an additional image that includes either the subject or the arbitrary background;
masking the arbitrary background from the digital image based on the identified boundary; and
generating a new portrait of the subject by replacing the masked arbitrary background with a virtual backdrop.

US Pat. No. 10,255,102

TRANSACTION CONTROL ARRANGEMENT FOR DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory operable to implement:
a service management manager configured for defining one or more transaction control primitives for performing a controlled transaction of a task in a managed device, the controlled transaction comprising one or more checkpoints between a starting point and an ending point of the controlled transaction; and
a device management manager configured for mapping a transaction control primitive to a device management command, for returning the managed device to a state preceding the controlled transaction of the task;
wherein the device management manager is further configured to undo one or more executed device management commands associated with the controlled transaction by causing the controlled transaction to return to a preceding checkpoint; and to cause the managed device to at least one of: re-execute one or more of the device management commands subsequent to the preceding checkpoint; and execute one or more alternative device management commands to reach the ending point of the controlled transaction using a secondary management path.

US Pat. No. 10,254,997

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR ALIGNMENT OF BACKUP AND ARCHIVAL POLICY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A backup and archival policy method, the method comprising:harnessing parameters obtained from infrastructure configurations and performance of metrics of data classification including both operational data and backup data from an end-to-end stack from a backup Information Lifecycle Governance (ILM) viewpoint;
performing correlation analytics to determine identification of a backup policy aligned with a criticality of the operational data and the backup data including identifying low value backup data having a value less than a predetermined low value threshold;
creating a one-time archival of the operational data and the backup data including the low value backup data; and
modifying the backup policy to align a future data protection with the criticality of the operational data and the backup data such that the low value backup data is removed from the modified backup policy.

US Pat. No. 10,254,976

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING STATE VECTOR DATA IN A STATE MACHINE ENGINE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprisinga host device comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor; and
a state machine engine coupled to the host device via a bus interface, wherein the state machine engine comprises:
a state machine lattice;
a restore buffer configured to receive state vector data from the host via the bus interface coupling the host to the state machine engine;
a save buffer configured to provide state vector data to the host via the bus interface coupling the host to the state machine engine; and
a state vector system coupled to the state machine lattice, wherein the state vector system comprises:
an input buffer configured to receive state vector data from the restore buffer of the state machine engine and to provide state vector data to the state machine lattice to initialize or restore a state of the state machine lattice, wherein the state vector data includes a state vector as an indication of a state of all or certain configurable elements of the state machine lattice at a given moment as an indication of a particular state of the state machine lattice; and
an output buffer configured to receive state vector data from the state machine lattice and to provide state vector data to the save buffer of the state machine engine as save map data.

US Pat. No. 10,254,964

MANAGING MAPPING INFORMATION IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A node-based storage cluster, the node-based storage cluster configured to:detect a condition for flattening two or more levels within a multi-level data structure that includes a plurality of levels, wherein the condition includes a time needed to search multiple levels in a mapping table exceeding a threshold; and
responsive to detecting the condition:
select two or more levels for flattening;
determine a key range with each of the two or more levels that is smaller than a complete level for incremental flattening;
create a subset of a new level to be added to the multi-level data structure, wherein the new level includes all valid entries from the key range in the two or more levels;
receive, from each node in the node-based storage cluster, verification that the node is ready to utilize the new level; and
remove, from the node-based storage cluster, the key range of the two or more levels for incremental flattening, including archiving the key range of the two or more levels for incremental flattening in offline storage.

US Pat. No. 10,254,959

METHOD OF INPUTTING A CHARACTER INTO A TEXT STRING USING A SLIDING TOUCH GESTURE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREFOR

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring a character input instruction, and displaying candidate characters generated according to the character input instruction;
acquiring a first instruction input by a user, wherein the first instruction selects a target candidate character in the candidate characters;
acquiring a sliding gesture input by the user, wherein the sliding gesture terminates at a point between a first character and a second character of a displayed text string;
determining, according to the sliding gesture, a sliding track corresponding to the sliding gesture, and determining a terminating point of the sliding track between the first character and the second character, wherein the sliding track is a track formed by action points of the sliding gesture on an output device, and wherein the target candidate character follows the sliding gesture to move along the sliding track to the terminating point of the sliding track between the first character and the second character;
acquiring, according to the sliding track, a position that is selected by the user for inputting a character, wherein the position that is selected by the user for inputting the character is the terminating point of the sliding track between the first character and the second character, wherein the position that is selected by the user for inputting the character is acquired independently of a current position of a cursor, wherein during the selection of the terminating point, content displayed within a preset range of the terminating point is magnified using the terminating point as a center, and wherein the content displayed within the preset range of the terminating point comprises the first character and the second character; and
inputting the target candidate character to the position that is selected by the user for inputting a character.

US Pat. No. 10,254,953

TEXT INPUT METHOD USING CONTINUOUS TRACE ACROSS TWO OR MORE CLUSTERS OF CANDIDATE WORDS TO SELECT TWO OR MORE WORDS TO FORM A SEQUENCE, WHEREIN THE CANDIDATE WORDS ARE ARRANGED BASED ON SELECTION PROBABILITIES

Keypoint Technologies Ind...

1. A computer-implemented method for inputting text into an electronic device, the method comprising:selecting a first set of candidate words from a database;
identifying a second set of candidate words in the database after selecting said first set of candidate words;
simultaneously displaying, with a display screen, a first word cluster and a second word cluster in advance of an input to select a plurality of candidate words from said first word cluster and said second word cluster, wherein said first word cluster comprises a plurality of words from said first set and said second word cluster comprises plurality of words from said second set;
while simultaneous displaying said first word cluster and said second word cluster, detecting a continuous trace across said display screen and through said first word cluster and said second word cluster, said continuous trace generated by a user and identifying said plurality of selected candidate words disposed along or proximal to said continuous trace, wherein one of said plurality of selected candidate words is from said first word cluster and another of said plurality of selected candidate words is from said second word cluster; and
in response to detecting said continuous trace, displaying said plurality of selected candidate words in a text entry field of said display screen,
wherein said candidate words in said first set are arranged within said first word cluster in dependence on a first statistical indicator of a likelihood of each candidate word of said first set being selected by said user; and said candidate words in said second set are arranged within said second word cluster in dependence on a second statistical indicator of a likelihood of each candidate word of said second set being selected by said user,
wherein said first statistical indicator comprises a selection probability, said selection probability being a combined probability to provide an indication of a likelihood of two or more words being selected to form a sequence, wherein said method further comprises:
identifying one or more pairs of candidate words in said first and second sets having a relatively high combined selection probability, and displaying said one or more pairs of candidate words proximal to each other in said first and second word clusters, and
wherein, within each of said first word cluster and said second word cluster, said candidate words are arranged such that the candidate words having similar selection probabilities are spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,254,950

DISPLAY METHOD OF TERMINAL DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method used in a terminal device for image display, comprising:sending, by a framework layer in an operating system that is executed by a processor of the terminal device, touch point information corresponding to a user operation to an application layer in the operating system that is executed by the processor of the terminal device, the touch point information including coordinates of a touch point and time information of the touch point; and
after determining, by the application layer according to the touch point information, that the terminal device enters a sliding state,
sending, by the application layer, instruction information and a generated display list to the framework layer, wherein the instruction information instructs to transfer slide drawing control rights to the framework layer,
acquiring, by the framework layer, the coordinates of the touch point from a shared memory according to the instruction information,
generating, by the framework layer, an image according to the coordinates of the touch point and the display list, and
after detecting a finger up state in the user operation, sending, to the application layer by the framework layer, another instruction information to transfer the slide drawing control rights to the application layer.

US Pat. No. 10,254,940

MODIFYING DEVICE CONTENT TO FACILITATE USER INTERACTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:generating a first user hand position profile for a user by:
outputting a plurality of objects on a touchscreen display, wherein each of the plurality of objects are outputted at a respective location on the touchscreen display;
determining that the user can select a first object of the plurality of objects with a digit of a first hand while holding a mobile device with the first hand;
determining that the user cannot select a second object of the plurality of objects with the digit of the first hand while holding the mobile device with the first hand;
determining whether the user can select a remaining plurality of objects with the digit of the first hand while holding the mobile device with the first hand;
storing, in the first user hand position profile for the user, an indication that a range of reach of the digit includes a location of the first object of the plurality of objects and a respective location of each of the remaining plurality of objects the user is determined to be able to select;
storing, in the first user hand position profile for the user, an indication that the range of reach of the digit does not include a location of the second object of the plurality of objects and the respective locations of each of the remaining plurality of objects the user is determined to not be able to select; and
generating a reach line for the user based on the locations of the plurality of objects, wherein the reach line reflects the range of reach of the digit;
dynamically selecting the first user hand position profile, where in the first user hand position profile includes the range of reach of the digit of the first hand of the user while the user is holding the mobile device with the first hand in a first position;
performing a first predefined operation to modify the second object, wherein modifying the second object causes the second object to be outputted at a location on the touchscreen display within the range of reach of the digit of the first hand; and
outputting the modified second object on the touchscreen display.

US Pat. No. 10,254,932

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SELECTING ITEM OF PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of selecting an item of a portable terminal, the method comprising:displaying a plurality of items in an arrangement according to a prescribed rule on a display screen of the portable terminal;
receiving a selection input that selects at least one item among the plurality of items;
receiving a start item setting input that sets a first item as a start item;
when the start item leaves the display screen by user operation until receiving an end item setting input after receiving the start item setting input, displaying the start item to be fixed in a region of the display screen;
receiving the end item setting input that sets a second item as an end item;
setting items selected between the first item, the second item and the at least one item, as selected items;
displaying a first item display region including a set number of items from among the selected items and an indicator, wherein the indicator is set to indicate a value that is the number of selected items minus the number of items currently displayed in the first item display region;
displaying a second item display region including not-selected items; and
if a selection input for the first item display region is received, displaying the selected items,
wherein the first item display region is displayed to be fixed regardless of the end item setting input, if the number of the selected items is larger than the set number of items, and
wherein the second item display region and the value associated with the indicator are displayed to be changed according to the end item setting input.

US Pat. No. 10,254,929

USER INTERFACE VIRTUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) on a client device connected to a server, the method comprising:receiving, at the client device from the server, user interface (UI) metadata that describes elements of a GUI on a remote desktop of the server, wherein the UI metadata is received at the client device from a virtual machine (VM) running on the server;
receiving, at the client device from the server, a base image corresponding to the GUI on the remote desktop;
converting, at the client device, the UI metadata into at least one native GUI element that is native to the GUI of the client device;
displaying, at the client device, the base image and the native GUI element on the client device; and
responsive to detecting a manipulation of an element of the GUI of the client device, transmitting, by the client device to the server, an indication of a manipulation of a GUI element of the GUI of the remote desktop, wherein the indication corresponds to the manipulated element of the GUI of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,254,926

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND SOFTWARE FOR PRESENTING PARAMETER SET(S) FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION DEVICES

Rockwell Automation Asia ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon program instructions executable by a computing device that, when executed by the computing device, direct the computing device to:present, to a user, a plurality of application options, each application option corresponding to a respective type of application for which a variable frequency drive (VFD) may be purposed;
receive a selection of one of the plurality of application options;
in response to receipt of the selected application option, identify a distinct set of programmable operating parameters corresponding to the selected application option from a plurality of distinct sets of programmable operating parameters, wherein each distinct set of programmable operating parameters comprises distinct programmable operating parameters for configuring a VFD portion of an industrial control device; and
initiate display of the identified distinct set of programmable operating parameters to the user;
wherein the plurality of distinct sets of programmable operating parameters comprises a distinct set of operating parameters for a fan and a distinct set of operating parameters for a pump.

US Pat. No. 10,254,917

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND SUGGESTING EMOTICONS

MZ IP Holdings, LLC, Pal...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:identifying one or more segments of interest selected relative to a current position of an input cursor in a text field based on application of one or more segment identification rules, the one or more segments of interest comprising at least one of a word, a sentence fragment, a sentence, a phrase, and a passage;
performing a semantic analysis to determine a context of the one or more segments of interest, the context comprising at least one of a subtext and a meaning associated with the one or more segments of interest;
identifying a set of candidate emoticons for insertion into the text field based on associations between the candidate emoticons and the context; presenting the set of candidate emoticons for entry selection;
receiving an entry selection of one or more candidate emoticons from the set of candidate emoticons; and
inserting the selected one or more candidate emoticons into the text field.

US Pat. No. 10,254,912

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-INTRUSIVE SYSTEM DATA PIPE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method of accessing data in a networked system, comprising:receiving an initial request for information from a first system;
evaluating a display system to determine a communication request to be generated to obtain the information of the initial request wherein the evaluating comprises evaluating display page information to determine the communication request;
generating another request to a second system based on the communication request;
determining a protocol based on the evaluating of the communication request, and wherein the generating of the another request to the second system is based on the protocol wherein the protocol enables a page and/or data element to be displayed;
storing a snapshot of the display system based on the request for information; and
restoring the display system based on the snapshot.

US Pat. No. 10,254,899

OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING NON-ELECTRIC TYPE TOUCH PANEL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An optical apparatus comprising:a touch substrate;
a waveguide layer, disposed on the touch substrate, the waveguide layer comprising a plurality of waveguides;
an optical output structure, which is disposed on the waveguide layer and is configured to output light propagating in the plurality of waveguides at touched locations of the touch substrate;
a gap layer disposed between the waveguide layer and the optical output structure and providing a gap between the waveguide layer and the optical output structure;
an optical system, which projects light output by the optical output structure; and
a transparent fixing member disposed on the gap layer such that the transparent fixing member covers the optical output structure,
wherein the optical output structure comprises an array of reversed trapezoidal micro-prisms, and
wherein the array of reversed trapezoidal micro-prisms are disposed between the gap layer and a light exit surface of the transparent fixing member.

US Pat. No. 10,254,897

TOUCH SENSITIVE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF FOR DETECTING DEFECTS OF TOUCH PANEL

EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY I...

1. An electronic system for detecting defects of a touch panel comprising:a host for executing an operating system to control the electronic system;
the touch panel including a plurality of parallel first touch sensitive electrodes and a plurality of parallel second touch sensitive electrodes, wherein the plurality of first and second touch sensitive electrodes form a plurality of touch sensitive areas;
a touch sensitive processing apparatus including:
a detecting circuit;
a drive circuit;
an interconnection network for connecting the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes with the detecting circuit and for connecting at least one of the plurality of the first touch sensitive electrodes with the drive circuit; and
a microprocessor configured for having the drive circuit emit a drive signal from the at least one of the first touch sensitive electrodes; having the detecting circuit detect the drive signal via the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes; calculating a phase shift between each neighboring pair of second touch sensitive electrodes of the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes; and when the phase shift is larger than a phase shift threshold, determining at least one of the two second touch sensitive electrodes is faulty and reporting information related to the defect to the host.

US Pat. No. 10,254,891

TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING RESISTANCE TO NOISE, AND CONTROL METHODS THEREFOR

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A touch sensitive display device, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image according to received image data;
a touch sensing unit configured to generate touch sensing signals in response to a touch;
a data analyzing unit configured to determine a noise period from the image data; and
a touch control unit configured to set a sensing period that is outside the noise period and to calculate a touch position based on the touch sensing signals corresponding to the sensing period and not to the noise period,
wherein the data analyzing unit calculates a size of a coupling noise between the display panel and the touch sensing unit corresponding to an ith horizontal line according to:

where i and j are natural numbers, datai+1,j is an image data value corresponding to a pixel in an i+1th row and a jth column, datai,j is an image data value corresponding to a pixel in an ith row and the jth column, f( ) is a function of a voltage applied to the data line according to the image data value, g( ) is a function of coupling noise generated in the touch sensing unit by a voltage variation of the data line, and aj is a weighting coefficient of a jth data line.

US Pat. No. 10,254,883

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR SENSING PRESSURE OF INPUT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating an electronic device having a plurality of displays, the method comprising:sensing pressure of a first input to a first display among the plurality of displays;
sensing pressure of a second input to a second display among the plurality of displays;
in response to the sensed pressure of the first input to the first display being equal to or greater than a threshold, executing a first function; and
in response to the sensed pressure of the second input to the second display being equal to or greater than the threshold, executing a second function which is different from the first function,
wherein the executing of the first function is based on the pressure of the first input and the executing of the second function is based on the pressure of the second input.

US Pat. No. 10,254,880

TOUCH PROJECTION SCREEN AND PROJECTION SYSTEM

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A touch projection screen, used to receive an image light beam, comprising:a first substrate;
a first touch layer, disposed on the first substrate, wherein the first touch layer comprises a first base layer and a first electrode pattern, the first electrode pattern is disposed on the first base layer, the first electrode pattern comprises a plurality of first electrode line sets, each of the first electrode line sets comprises a plurality of first electrode lines and a plurality of first electrode segments, the first electrode lines are arranged to be parallel to each other, an included angle between each of the first electrode segments and one of the first electrode lines is an acute angle, and two ends of each of the first electrode segments are connected to the corresponding first electrode lines;
a second touch layer, disposed on the first touch layer, wherein the second touch layer comprises a second base layer and a second electrode pattern, the second electrode pattern is disposed on the second base layer, the second electrode pattern comprises a plurality of second electrode line sets, each of the second electrode line sets comprises a plurality of second electrode lines and a plurality of second electrode segments, the second electrode lines are arranged to be parallel to each other, an included angle between each of the second electrode segments and one of the second electrode lines is an acute angle, and two ends of each of the second electrode segments are connected to the corresponding second electrode lines; and
a reflective projection film, disposed on the second touch layer to receive and reflect the image light beam,
wherein all the first electrode segments of each of the first electrode line sets have a same length and are arranged to be parallel to each other, all the second electrode segments of each of the second electrode line sets have a same length and are arranged to be parallel to each other, and orthogonal projections of the first electrode segments on the reflective projection film and orthogonal projections of the second electrode segments on the reflective projection film are perpendicular to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,254,878

OPERATING A TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL SYSTEM ACCORDING TO A PLURALITY OF RULE SETS

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

1. A touch screen control system, the touch screen control system comprising:an integrated circuit memory configured to store security data in a protected area of the integrated circuit memory; and
an integrated circuit coupled to the integrated circuit memory and configured to couple with a host processing system, wherein the integrated circuit is physically separate from the host processing system, the integrated circuit further configured to:
detect a user input in a sensing region using a touch sensor in response to a security interface being displayed on a display screen;
compare, using the plurality of rules, the user input from the touch sensor to the stored security data in the integrated circuit memory, wherein the user input from the touch sensor and the stored security data cannot be read by the host processing system, based on the stored security data being stored in the protected area; and
based on comparing the user input to the stored security data:
notify the host processing system whether the user input is authenticated;
autonomously generate a blended image by blending image data held in the integrated circuit memory, wherein said blended image is generated without requiring intervention from the host processing system; and
autonomously update the display screen with the blended image without requiring intervention from the host processing system,
wherein the autonomous updating of the display screen is performed at an autonomous display image update rate, and
wherein the autonomous display image update rate is different from an image data update rate at which the host processing system would update the image data.

US Pat. No. 10,254,874

TOUCH SCREEN, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY PANEL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch screen, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode disposed oppositely, the first electrode comprising a plurality of first sub-electrodes and the second electrode comprising a plurality of second sub-electrodes,
a sensing layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, made of transparent material having piezoelectric effect, and comprising a plurality of piezoelectric sensing modules, and
a plurality of transmission lines connected with the plurality of first sub-electrodes and the plurality of second sub-electrodes,
wherein the plurality of piezoelectric sensing modules are a plurality of strip sensors arranged to be perpendicular to each other without an insulation layer at intersection areas between the plurality of strip sensors, and each of the first sub-electrodes is disposed corresponding to one of the strip sensors having a same arrangement direction with the first sub-electrode and each of the second sub-electrodes is disposed corresponding to one of the strip sensors having a same arrangement direction with the second sub-electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,254,858

CAPTURING PEN INPUT BY A PEN-AWARE SHELL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic device comprising:a user interface;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory comprising computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the electronic device to at least:
execute a pen-aware shell that occupies at least a portion of the user interface;
upon detecting contact from a pen device on the user interface, capture, by the pen-aware shell, input from the pen device;
upon the pen-aware shell determining the capture of the input from the pen device is complete, convert the captured input to an ink data structure; and
share the ink data structure with an application at least by selecting an application with which to share the ink data structure, wherein the selecting is based at least on a context associated with the ink data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,254,854

TRACKER FOR CURSOR NAVIGATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for a tracker for cursor navigation, comprising:a display;
a camera;
a memory to store instructions and that is communicatively coupled to the camera and the display; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the camera, the display, and the memory, wherein the processor is to execute the instructions to:
extract an object mask of an object;
execute an optical flow on one or more feature points of the extracted object mask;
estimate a movement of the object based on a plurality of motion vectors extracted from the optical flow, each of the plurality of motion vectors having an associated length;
select, from the plurality of motion vectors and based at least in part on the associated lengths, motion vectors that satisfy a defined threshold; and
render a cursor on the display based at least in part on the selected motion vectors.

US Pat. No. 10,254,842

CONTROLLING A DEVICE BASED ON FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OF A USER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first information processing apparatus, comprising:a first camera configured to capture a first image, wherein the first camera has a first imaging direction, and wherein the first information processing apparatus is wearable on a first user's head;
a second camera configured to capture a second image, wherein the second camera has a second imaging direction opposite to the first imaging direction; and
at least one processor configured to:
acquire first facial expression information of a first user based on the captured first image;
acquire second facial expression information of a second user based on the captured second image; and
control the second camera to capture a third image, based on the acquired first facial expression information of the first user that is same as the acquired second facial expression information of the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,254,837

TACTILE CONTROL INTERFACE

1. A tactile control interface comprising:an outer surface;
means for locating a pressure by a finger of a user on the outer surface; wherein the outer surface is implemented by a plate;
wherein said locating means include:
at least four force sensors onto which the plate is attached and which are configured to measure a force in a direction substantially normal to a plane of the plate, and
means for calculating a position of the pressure of the finger on the plate based on measurements supplied by at least three of the force sensors;
wherein the calculation means is configured to determine the position of the pressure of the finger on the plate through triangulation based on the measurements supplied by said at least three of the force sensors,
wherein the calculation means is configured to estimate environmental parameters using the measurements supplied by a force sensor that is not used for the triangulation,
wherein at least one of the force sensors is configured to transmit haptic feedback to the user,
and
wherein the calculation means is configured to calculate a plurality of locations through triangulation based on said at least three of the force sensors using, alternately, different combinations of three sensors from among the at least four force sensors; and
a display screen facing the plate, said plate being transparent, wherein said four force sensors are between the plate and the display screen, wherein the display screen is divided into a plurality of parts, wherein each part of the plurality of parts corresponding to a different function,
wherein the determined the position of the pressure of the finger is in one part of the plurality of parts such that the at least one of the force sensors provides the transmitted haptic feedback in said one part.

US Pat. No. 10,254,832

MULTI-ITEM SELECTION USING EYE GAZE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer implemented method for item selection using eye gaze, comprising:rendering at least one primary selection target;
rendering a secondary selection target within a threshold distance of at least one of the primary selection targets;
identifying a user gaze selection of one of the primary selection targets;
responsive to user gaze selection of one of the primary selection targets, animating the secondary selection target to change the secondary selection target from an initial location to a new location;
identifying a vector having a length and a direction proportional to motion of a user's eye;
determining whether the vector corresponds to the secondary selection target; and
responsive to determining that the vector corresponds to the secondary selection target, identifying selection of the secondary selection target.

US Pat. No. 10,254,829

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:an imaging device configured to detect a movement of an eyeball;
a sight line detection device configured to calculate a movement of a sight line on the basis of a data obtained with the imaging device;
an arithmetic device configured to estimate a change in an inclination of a head based on the movement of the sight line and to speculatively generate a display data based on the estimated change in the inclination of the head before the head moves; and
a display device configured to display an image based on the display data.

US Pat. No. 10,254,824

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OUTPUT OF CONTENT BASED ON SENSING AN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A method, comprising:sensing a force applied to a sensor of an audio playback system, the audio playback system comprising a housing and disposed within the housing, a processor; a memory in communication with the processor; and the sensor, the sensor in communication with the processor, and the force comprising an amplitude;
determining a motion of the sensor from the force and determining a frequency of repetition for the motion;
determining a motion of the audio playback system based on the motion of the sensor and the frequency of repetition for the motion of the sensor;
selecting a genre of audio items based on the motion of the audio playback system;
selecting a subset of audio items available to the audio playback system based on the genre;
selecting by the audio playback system an audio content item from the subset; and
playing the selected audio content item.

US Pat. No. 10,254,790

TABLET COMPUTER HAVING A DISPLAY SCREEN AND AN AUXILIARY TOUCH SCREEN

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A tablet computer, including a front surface and a back surface arranged opposite to each other, wherein, a display screen is disposed on the front surface of the tablet computer, and at least three auxiliary touch screens are disposed on the back surface of the tablet computer, each of the auxiliary touch screens being at a corresponding one side of the back surface,wherein each auxiliary touch screen has a size less than that of the display screen and a length-width ratio consistent with that of the display screen, such that respective areas of the auxiliary touch screen are in one-to-one correspondence with respective areas of the display screen, and
wherein the tablet computer further comprises a control switch configured to control at most two of the at least three auxiliary touch screens to be in an on state simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,254,750

MACHINING MACHINE SYSTEM WHICH DETERMINES ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION OF WORKPIECES

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machining machine system comprising:a machining machine machines a workpiece by driving an axis by at least one motor;
a numerical control device which generates a command for driving the axis of the machining machine based on a machining program;
an interior information acquisition unit which acquires interior information of the numerical control device;
a tentative determination unit which determines acceptance/rejection of a workpiece as machined by the machining machine based on a comparison result between the interior information acquired by the interior information acquisition unit and a threshold value;
a final determination unit which determines acceptance/rejection of workpieces which are targets of an accuracy inspection which include at least a workpiece as determined to be accepted/rejected by the tentative determination unit based on a measurement result with respect to an accuracy of the workpiece; and
a threshold value update unit which updates the threshold value used for determination processing by the tentative determination unit based on a determination result by the tentative determination unit and a determination result by the final determination unit,
wherein the threshold value update unit sets:
a value obtained by multiplying the threshold value as already set by a first coefficient smaller than one and larger than zero is set as the new threshold value when a determination of acceptance is made by the tentative determination unit and all the workpieces which are targets of an accuracy inspection are determined to be accepted by the final determination unit;
a value obtained by multiplying the threshold value as already set by a second coefficient smaller than the first coefficient and larger than zero is set as the new threshold value when a determination of acceptance is made by the tentative determination unit and the workpieces which are targets of an accuracy inspection contain that as rejected by the final determination unit;
a value obtained by multiplying the threshold value as already set by a third coefficient larger than one is set as the new threshold value when a determination of rejection is made by the tentative determination unit and the workpieces which are targets of an accuracy inspection contain that as accepted by the final determination unit; and
the threshold value as already set is maintained when a determination of rejection is made by the tentative determination unit and all the workpieces which are targets of an accuracy inspection are determined to be rejected by the final determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,254,726

INTERIOR COMFORT HVAC USER-FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. A method for HVAC control of a thermostat, the method comprising:receiving comfort event data;
accessing a first comfort map that includes time, temperature, and comfort characteristic data for a comfort map episode;
updating the first comfort map with comfort event window data determined based on the comfort event data that includes a time data and a temperature increase or decrease request and comfort map reference data including a time/temperature pair and an associated comfort characteristic;
deriving a temperature trajectory from the updated comfort map; and
executing the temperature trajectory for the remainder of the episode,
wherein executing the temperature trajectory includes avoiding a cool set of the updated comfort map when the HVAC system is in a heating mode or avoiding a warm set of the updated comfort map when the HVAC system is in a cooling mode.

US Pat. No. 10,254,714

RUNNING EQUATION OF TIME MECHANISM CONTROLLED BY A DIFFERENTIAL DEVICE

1. A running equation of time mechanism comprising:a hand arrangement whose purpose is to indicate civil time by a civil hour hand and a civil minute hand, and a true minute hand,
an equation of time cam having a profile which is determined by a difference, on every day of the year, between civil time and true time, wherein said equation of time cam is driven in rotation at a rate of one revolution per year by a timepiece movement, wherein the position of the true minute hand is determined by the position of the equation of time cam, and
a differential gear device whose first input is formed by a cannon-pinion integral with a civil minute pipe on which is pressed the civil minute hand, and whose second input is formed by the equation of time cam, wherein the differential gear device includes a planetary reducer wheel set, via which the civil minute pipe drives a civil hour pipe on which is pressed the civil hour hand, and a planetary multiplier wheel set via which the civil hour pipe drives a true minute pipe on which is pressed the true minute hand.

US Pat. No. 10,254,507

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING AN INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE BASED ON ENCODED LIGHT PATTERNS

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A device, comprising:a first light source device configured to transmit a first light in a first direction and a second light in a second direction that is distinct from the first direction; and
a first set of one or more lenses configured for directing the first light and the second light from the first light source device toward a first eye of a user, wherein the first light is spatially offset from the second light and one or more of the first light and the second light provide a cue for adjusting a location of the first set of one or more lenses.

US Pat. No. 10,254,483

SHAPED FIBER ELEMENTS FOR SCANNING FIBER DISPLAYS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A fiber optic element of a fiber scanning system, the fiber optic element comprising:a motion actuator having:
longitudinal side members;
an internal orifice disposed between the longitudinal side members;
a first support region disposed at one end of the motion actuator;
a central region; and
a second support region disposed at an opposing end of the motion actuator; and
a first fiber optic cable passing through the internal orifice, the first fiber optic cable having a first coupling region disposed between the longitudinal side members and a first fiber joint disposed in the central region;
a second fiber optic cable passing through the internal orifice, the second fiber optic cable having:
a second fiber joint disposed in the central region and spliced to the first fiber joint;
a second coupling region disposed between the longitudinal side members and in mechanical contact with the second support region;
a light delivery region extending away from the second support region of the motion actuator; and
a light emission tip, wherein the light delivery region is characterized by a first diameter and the light emission tip is characterized by a second diameter less than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,254,314

CURRENT SENSING CIRCUIT AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR FOUR-SWITCH BUCK-BOOST CONVERTOR

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A current sensing circuit used for a buck-boost converter, wherein the buck-boost converter comprises a first high side switch and a first low side switch which are couple in series between an input voltage and a ground and a second high side switch and a second low side switch which are coupled in series between an output voltage and the ground, the current sensing circuit comprising:a first normally-ON transistor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein during a turn ON time of the first low side switch, the first terminal is coupled to the ground, and during a turn ON time of the second low side switch, the first terminal is coupled to a second switch node that is connected to a terminal of the second high side switch and a terminal of the second low side switch;
a second normally-ON transistor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein during the turn ON time of the first low side switch, the first terminal is coupled to a first switch node that is connected to a terminal of the first high side switch and a terminal of the first low side switch, and during the turn ON time of the second low side switch, the first terminal is coupled to the ground;
a first sensing circuit having a first input terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first normally-ON transistor, a second input terminal coupled to the second terminal of the second normally-ON transistor and an output terminal configured to provide a detection current; and
a second sensing circuit detecting an average value of the detection current and providing a current sensing signal in accordance with the average value of the detection current, wherein during the turn ON time of the first low side switch, the detection current represents a current flowing though the first low side switch, the current sensing signal represents an output current of the buck-boost converter, and during the turn ON time of the second low side switch, the detection current represents a current flowing though the second low side switch, the current sensing signal represents an input current of the buck-boost converter.

US Pat. No. 10,254,312

TRANSMISSION LINE COUPLER FOR TESTING OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A transmission line coupling circuit, comprising:a flexible substrate; and
a plurality of transmission line coupling blocks formed onto the flexible substrate in a circular manner around a central point of the flexible substrate, the plurality of transmission line coupling blocks comprising:
a plurality of first coupled transmission lines implemented on a top side of the flexible substrate and connected to the central point,
a plurality of first conductive traces implemented on the top side of the flexible substrate and connected between the plurality of first coupled transmission lines and a plurality of ports,
a plurality of second coupled transmission lines implemented on a bottom side of the flexible substrate and connected to a plurality of vias, and
a plurality of second conductive traces implemented on the top side of the flexible substrate and connected between the plurality of vias and a plurality of load resistors.

US Pat. No. 10,253,998

DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

9. A method comprising:receiving data specifying a particular type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system component that is to be controlled by a programmable controller;
accessing configuration information for the particular type of HVAC system component in response to receiving the data specifying the particular type of HVAC system component;
accessing data that specifies a control process for the particular type of HVAC system component at a storage component of the programmable controller based at least on the programmable controller lacking network access;
determining a configuration for one or more interface ports of the programmable controller based at least on the configuration information for the particular type of HVAC system component, wherein:
each of the one or more interface ports of the programmable controller comprise one or more relays that are dynamically configurable to connect to multiple different types of HVAC system components; and
the configuration for the one or more interface ports of the programmable controller comprises a configuration for one or more relays of the one or more interface ports of the programmable controller;
configuring the one or more interface ports of the programmable controller according to the determined configuration by configuring the one or more relays of the one or more interface ports;
after configuring the one or more interface ports of the programmable controller according to the determined configuration, detecting a connection between the particular type of HVAC system component and the programmable controller that satisfies the determined configuration; and
after detecting the connection between the particular type of HVAC system component and the programmable controller that satisfies the determined configuration, controlling the particular type of HVAC system component through the one or more interface ports according to the control process for the particular type of HVAC system component.

US Pat. No. 10,253,971

PLASMA FIRED STEAM GENERATOR SYSTEM

PYROGENESIS CANADA INC., ...

1. A method for generating steam, comprising:providing a steam generator;
feeding dirty water to the steam generator; and
submitting the dirty water to at least one submerged plasma arc and to resistive heating, such as to generate high pressure steam, wherein an endless screw mechanism is provided for controlling a relative position of electrically conducting electrodes and thus independently controlling a current for each AC phase and a power input to the steam generating system.

US Pat. No. 10,253,928

THERMAL CONTACT BETWEEN CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATORS AND COOLED COMPONENTS

Siemens Healthcare Limite...

1. An arrangement for mounting a two stage cryogenic refrigerator, having first and second cooling stages in succession in an axial direction, into a cryostat, said first cooling stage having a cylindrical exterior surface with a circular cross-section in planes perpendicular to said axial direction, the arrangement comprising:a vacuum sock having a size and shape that receives at least a part of the refrigerator attachment elements that attach an upper part of the refrigerator to a surface of the cryostat around an opening of the vacuum sock;
said vacuum sock having a wall with a thermally conductive wall portion that in use, is thermally and mechanically in contact with the second cooling stage of the refrigerator;
thermal connectors that thermally connect the first cooling stage of the refrigerator to a thermal radiation shield of the cryostat, said thermal connectors being disposed around the first cooling stage of the refrigerator respectively at different sides of the first cooling stage of the refrigerator in one of said planes, so the first cooling stage of the refrigerator has individual thermal connectors at multiple sides thereof, each thermal connector comprising a bellows structure and an associated thermally conductive contact piece that has a curved contact piece surface with a curvature that conforms to said cylindrical exterior surface of said first cooling stage, said bellows structure being in a retracted position when the vacuum sock is at atmospheric pressure and thereby producing a curved gap between the associated thermally conductive contact piece and the first cooling stage of the refrigerator, and in an extended position when the vacuum sock is under vacuum and in said extended position the bellows structure pressing the curved contact piece surface of the associated thermally conductive contact piece in a radial direction, perpendicular to said axial direction, against the cylindrical exterior surface of the first cooling stage of the refrigerator, so as to be in thermal and mechanical contact with the first cooling stage of the refrigerator; and
said second cooling stage being pressed in the axial direction in contact with the thermally conductive portion of the wall of the vacuum sock, by atmospheric pressure acting on the upper part of the refrigerator, when the vacuum sock is under vacuum.

US Pat. No. 10,253,892

ENERGETIC ONE WAY SEQUENCE TERMINATION VALVE

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An energetic one way sequence termination arrangement, comprising:a housing;
a first inlet in operable communication with the housing;
a second inlet in operable communication with the housing; and
an outlet in operable communication with the housing,
the energetic one way sequence termination arrangement being configured such that the second inlet is blocked from fluidic communication with the outlet in response to a first signal being received at the first inlet before a second signal is received at the second inlet, and
the first inlet establishes fluidic communication with the outlet in response to the second signal being received at the second inlet before the first signal is received at the first inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,253,819

CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR AXIALLY SECURING A SHAFT-HUB CONNECTION, AND METHOD FOR AXIALLY SECURING A SHAFT-HUB CONNECTION

IFA-Technologies GmbH, H...

1. A connection arrangement for axially securing a shaft/hub connection, comprising:an axial securing ring having an axial thickness,
a shaft having an outer splined cog and a groove for accommodating the axial securing ring,
a hub having an inner splined cog, an inner stop surface for the shaft, an outer groove, an annular face having an annular face surface, and a recess that proceeds from the annular face and has an axial depth,
a securing device comprising a radially deformable holding socket comprising an axially extending sleeve-shaped part and a radial collar, wherein the sleeve-shaped part surrounds the circumference of the hub, at least in part, and the radial collar engages behind the annular face surface of the hub, at least in part, and
a tensioning band,
wherein:
the outer groove of the hub is for axially positioning the securing device,
the inner stop surface for the shaft is formed in the hub via the recess, the axial depth of the recess and the axial thickness of the axial securing ring being such that in an assembled state the axial securing ring is in the recess, makes contact with the stop surface, and projects beyond the face surface of the hub or ends precisely with the face surface of the hub,
the axially extending sleeve-shaped part is offset radially inward from an outside diameter of the holding socket, at least in part, and surrounded by the tensioning band in this region,
the width of the outer groove of the hub corresponds at least to the length of the axially extending sleeve-shaped part of the holding socket,
the region of the holding socket that is radially offset inward coaxially surrounds the outer groove of the hub in the assembled state of the shaft/hub connection, when the shaft is provided with the axial securing ring and pushed into the hub, and can be locked in place in the outer groove of the hub via the tensioning band, and
the radial collar of the holding socket lies against the axial securing ring of the shaft in the locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,253,754

APPARATUS FOR WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION AND AIR PURIFICATION

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Fais...

1. An apparatus for wind energy production and air purification comprising:a vertically mounted center shaft;
a plurality of branches connected horizontally to the center shaft along a length of the center shaft to form different levels of branches;
a plurality of blades rotatably connected to each branch of the plurality of branches, at least one of the blades being configured to hold one or more air filters; and
a micro-turbine rotatably connected to each blade of the plurality of blades, wherein each blade of the plurality of blades is configured to rotate in response to air received at the plurality of blades thereby producing electric energy via rotation of the respective micro-turbines and the one or more air filters, the one or more air filters being configured to filter the air blowing at the plurality of blades.

US Pat. No. 10,253,631

METHOD FOR EXPANDING A GAS FLOW AND DEVICE THEREBY APPLIED

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A method for expanding a gas flow of a gas or gas mixture between an inlet for the supply of the gas to be expanded at certain inlet conditions of inlet pressure and inlet temperature and an outlet for the delivery of expanded gas at certain desired outlet conditions of outlet pressure and outlet temperature, the method at least comprising the steps of:at least partly expanding the gas flow between the inlet and the outlet through a pressure reducing valve and at least partly expanding the gas flow through a pressure reducing unit with a rotor driven by the gas with an outgoing shaft for converting the energy contained in the gas into mechanical energy, and
controlling a first subflow of the gas flow to be expanded to flow through the pressure reducing valve and a second subflow to flow through the pressure reducing unit,
wherein the gas flow to be expanded is driven through the pressure reducing valve and through the pressure reducing unit in parallel, and
wherein a controller is configured to control the flow and expansion of the first and second subflows, and the first and second subflows are controlled separately to a desired, set outlet pressure, after which the first and second subflows are combined at the same desired, set outlet pressure for the supply of the expanded gas flow at the desired outlet conditions at the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,253,448

LAUNDRY DRYER AND METHOD OF OPERATING A LAUNDRY DRYER

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A laundry dryer comprising:a casing,
a laundry storing compartment arranged within the casing for receiving laundry to be dried by passing process air through the laundry storing compartment,
a heat exchanger for dehumidifying the process air after passing the laundry storing compartment,
a condensate collecting device for collecting condensate formed at the heat exchanger,
a removable condensate reservoir for storing condensed water formed at the heat exchanger,
a control unit for controlling the operation of the laundry dryer, andfor controlling a pumping and feeding arrangement to pump condensate collected in the condensate collecting device selectively:1) through an internal line to the removable condensate reservoir,
2) through a draining line, separate from the internal line, to the removable condensate reservoir in a configuration where the draining line is connected to the removable condensate reservoir, wherein a flow path of the draining line and a flow path of the internal line are fluidly in parallel, and
3) through the draining line to an external sink for draining the condensate outside the dryer casing in a configuration where the draining line is connected to the external sink.

US Pat. No. 10,253,266

SYNTHETIC FUELS AND CHEMICALS PRODUCTION WITH IN-SITU CO2 CAPTURE

OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOU...

1. A method for producing a liquid fuel from a solid carbonaceous fuel comprising:directly liquefying a first portion of the solid carbonaceous fuel with a hydrogen rich gas stream to form the liquid fuel; and
indirectly gasifying a second portion of the solid carbonaceous fuel to form separate streams of hydrogen and CO2 rich gases by:
reducing metal oxide containing particles in a first reaction zone with the second portion of the solid carbonaceous fuel thereby forming the CO2 rich gases and reduced metal oxide containing particles;
directly sending a first portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles from the first reaction zone to a second reaction zone, and a second portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles from the first reaction zone to a third reaction zone;
oxidizing the first portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles in the second reaction zone with steam thereby generating the hydrogen rich gases and at least partially oxidized metal oxide containing particles;
sending the at least partially oxidized metal oxide containing particles from the second reaction zone to the third reaction zone;
oxidizing the at least partially oxidized metal oxide containing particles from the second reaction zone and the second portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles from the first reaction zone in the third reaction zone with an oxygen containing gas, thereby generating oxidized metal oxide containing particles; and
returning the oxidized metal oxide containing particles from the third reaction zone to the first reaction zone; and
reacting hydrogen from the hydrogen rich gases with carbon dioxide from the CO2 rich gases in a CO2 hydrogenation reaction to form synthetic liquid fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,252,825

METHOD OF FEEDING ROD-SHAPED CONSUMER GOODS TO A PACKING APPARATUS

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method of feeding rod-shaped consumer goods to a packing apparatus, the method comprising:providing a plurality of rod-shaped consumer goods to an upstream end of a stacking channel, comprising providing a plurality of aerosol-generating articles, each aerosol-generating article comprising an aerosol-generating substrate, a mouthpiece, and a tipping wrapper securing the mouthpiece to a downstream end of the aerosol-generating substrate, wherein the tipping wrapper has an upstream edge extending around the aerosol-generating substrate and a downstream edge extending around a downstream end of the mouthpiece, and wherein a distance between an upstream end of the aerosol-generating substrate and the upstream edge of the tipping wrapper is less than about 40 mm;
feeding the plurality of aerosol-generating articles along the stacking channel to a downstream end of the stacking channel, wherein the upstream end is higher than the downstream end in a vertical direction, and wherein at least a portion of the stacking channel extends at an angle of between about 25 degrees and about 75 degrees with respect to the vertical direction;
receiving the plurality of aerosol-generating articles into a hopper from the downstream end of the stacking channel; and
distributing the plurality of aerosol-generating articles from the hopper into a packing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,252,780

FAIRING FOR REDUCING THE FLOW RESISTANCE

POLARCUS DMCC, Dubai (AE...

1. A cable fairing for reducing the flow resistance to a cable, said cable fairing has a wing shaped cross section with a broad, rounded front and a tapered tail, a through-going cable channel for the cable perpendicular to the cross section of the widest part of the cross section, where the wing profile comprises an elastic material with sufficient stiffness in order to maintain the shape when it is exposed to a flow resistance, wherein slits are cut through the resilient material from the tail towards the cable channel, so that the tail comprises slats separated by the slits and each slat can be independently bent parallel to the cable channel to reduce the cross-section of the cable fairing.

US Pat. No. 10,252,467

CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTING TEMPERATURE AND DEVICE THEREOF

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A control method of printing temperature, to control a printing temperature of a discharge nozzle of a 3D printer to print a 3D object, and comprising:providing a temperature rule table in a non-transitory storage medium, wherein the temperature rule table comprises a plurality of combinations among a plurality of printing speed ranges and a plurality of discharge speed ranges as the plurality of combinations are all possible combinations between each of the plurality of discharge speed ranges and each of the plurality of printing speed ranges, and each of the possible combinations corresponds to a temperature information;
receiving, by processor, a command inputted by the 3D printer comprising a printing speed information and a discharge speed information, wherein the printing speed information and the discharge speed information fall within one of the plurality of printing speed ranges and one of the plurality of discharge speed ranges, respectively;
obtaining the temperature information from the temperature rule table, by the processor, according to the printing speed ranges corresponding to the printing speed information and the discharge speed ranges corresponding to the discharge speed information;
calculating the printing temperature of the discharge nozzle, by the processor, using the printing speed information, the discharge speed information and the temperature information;
dynamically adjusting the printing temperature of the discharge nozzle, by the processor, using the calculated printing temperature; and
printing the 3D object by discharging a printing material from the discharge nozzle of the 3D printer using the dynamically adjusted printing temperature of the discharge nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,252,011

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTRA-PULMONARY PERCUSSIVE VENTILATION INTEGRATED WITH A VENTILATOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A ventilation therapy system configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject, the ventilation therapy system comprising:a pressure or flow generator configured to generate a pressurized flow of breathable gas for delivery to the airway of the subject;
one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to one or more gas parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas; and
one or more processors configured to execute computer program modules, the computer program modules comprising:
a therapy module configured to control the pressure or flow generator to generate the pressurized flow of breathable gas according to a baseline ventilation therapy regime based on the output signals;
a percussive pulse module configured to control the pressure or flow generator to apply an intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime to the pressurized flow of breathable gas during baseline ventilation therapy; and
an alarm module configured to obtain hyperinflation limit alarm levels for the one or more gas parameters automatically based on the output signals and detect alarm events based on the obtained hyperinflation limit alarm levels, the one or more hyperinflation limit alarm levels including a first hyperinflation limit alarm level for the baseline ventilation therapy regime and second hyperinflation limit alarm level for the intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime applied to the baseline ventilation therapy regime, wherein the alarm module is further configured to obtain the first and second hyperinflation limit alarm levels automatically based on the output signals, the output signals being based on a previous respiration of a subject,
wherein, the alarm module is further configured to detect alarm events based on the first hyperinflation limit alarm level during a first period of time in which the intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime is not applied, and
wherein the alarm module is further configured to detect alarm events based on the second hyperinflation limit alarm level during a second period of time in which the intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,251,901

THERMOSENSITIVE NANOPARTICLE FORMULATIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Celsion Corporation, Law...

1. A method for forming doxorubicin sulfate temperature sensitive liposomes, comprising:(a) preparing a suspension of liposomes having a gel-phase lipid bilayer and a greater concentration of ammonium and sulfate ions inside the liposomes than outside the liposomes, said lipid bilayer comprising:
(i) one or more phospholipids that are dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), distearoylphosphatidyl glycerol (DSPG) or a combination thereof;
(ii) one or more PEGylated phospholipids; and
(iii) one or more lysolipids selected from the group consisting of monolaurylphosphatidylcholine (MLPC), monomyristoylphosphatidylcholine (MMPC), and monostearoylphosphatidylcholine (MSPC);
wherein the lipid bilayer constituents are provided in a molar ratio of about 80-90:2-8:2-18 phospholipids:PEGylated phospholipids:lysolipids; and where said preparing includes reducing the size of the liposomes in the suspension to an average particle size of between about 50 and about 150 nm; and
(b) adding a doxorubicin solution to the suspension of liposomes, wherein the doxorubicin is taken up into the liposomes in the form of doxorubicin sulfate to form doxorubicin sulfate temperature sensitive liposomes;
wherein, upon storage of the liposomes for 6 months at less than or equal to 8° C., the relative concentration of impurity A is less than 0.5%, and wherein impurity A is a peak with a relative retention time approximately 1.4 in a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a C18 reverse phase column with an acetic acid/methanol solvent gradient elution conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,257,953

CONFIGURING A MODULAR STORAGE SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. An enclosure for use in a modular storage system, the enclosure comprising:a plurality of drive bays for disk drives;
a controller canister including first processing components comprising a processor, memory for use by the processor, and first hardware to communicate with disk drives when positioned in the drive bays;
an expansion canister including second processing components and second hardware required to communicate with the disk drives when positioned in the drive bays, wherein the second processing components comprise instances of a subset of fewer of the first processing components in the controller canister, wherein the controller canister occupies a greater volume than the expansion canister, wherein the controller canister and the expansion canister each have an upper end and a lower end with respect to a vertical orientation in which the controller canister and the expansion canister are stacked, wherein a printed circuit board of the controller canister is positioned at the upper end of the controller canister and a printed circuit board of the expansion canister is positioned at a lower end of the expansion canister;
a midplane connecting the drive bays to the controller and expansion canisters, wherein the controller and expansion canisters are connected to the midplane, wherein the controller canister occupies a greater volume of the enclosure than the expansion canister; and
at least one power supply supplying power to the controller canister and the expansion canister.

US Pat. No. 10,257,949

COVERT ROOFTOP VENT ENCLOSURE AND ADJUSTABLE MULTI-TIERED RACK FOR ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT

1. A system for supporting electronic equipment within an interior of a vehicle, comprising:a plurality of shelves, each said shelf having a support surface, each said shelf having a plurality of support orifices disposed therethrough, each said shelf having at least one communication orifice disposed therethrough, each said shelf having a primary flexible flange member configured to be manually adjustably angled relative to the support surface, each said primary flange member further configured to engage a surface of the interior of the vehicle; and
a plurality of support members configured to be inserted through the support orifices and couple each shelf to at least one other of the shelves.

US Pat. No. 10,257,938

SURFACE-TREATED COPPER FOIL, COPPER FOIL WITH CARRIER, SUBSTRATE, RESIN SUBSTRATE, PRINTED WIRING BOARD, COPPER CLAD LAMINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

11. A surface-treated copper foil, wherein a surface-treated layer is formed on a copper foil, satisfying at least one of the following (A) to (I), and when the surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the proportion of the white portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 55 to 68%,(A) the number density of the particles on the surface of the surface-treated layer is 3.8 to 430 particles/?m2, and the proportion of the area corresponding to the particles of the surface of the surface-treated layer is 0.1 to 0.85,
(B) the average diameter of the particles on the surface of the surface-treated layer is 0.03 to 0.28 ?m, and the number density of the particles on the surface of the surface-treated layer is 3.8 to 430 particles/?m2,
(C) the number density of the particles on the surface of the surface-treated layer is 3.8 to 430 particles/?m2,
(D) when a surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the average length of white portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 0.07 to 0.23 ?m,
(E) when a surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the maximum length of the white portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 0.704 to 0.88 ?m,
(F) when a surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the average length of the largest 10 white portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 0.15 to 0.457 ?m,
(G) when a surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the average length of black portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 0.035 to 0.20 ?m,
(H) when a surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the maximum length of the black portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 0.180 to 0.605 ?m, or
(I) when a surface-treated copper foil is bonded, via the surface-treated layer side of the surface-treated copper foil, to a resin substrate and the surface-treated copper foil is removed, the average length of the largest 10 black portions on the surface, on the copper foil removal side, of the resin substrate is 0.06 to 0.335 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,257,927

MOTHER CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, MOTHER MODULE COMPONENT, MODULE COMPONENT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MOTHER CERAMIC SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A mother ceramic substrate dividable at a predetermined position and separated into a plurality of individual substrates, the mother ceramic substrate comprising:a dividing groove defining a division position formed in one principal surface, and
a protruding thread formed on another principal surface and protruding integrally with the mother ceramic substrate from a position corresponding to a position of the dividing groove formed in the one principal surface in viewing in a thickness direction of the mother ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,916

WEARABLE ACCESSORY WITH LIGHTING EFFECT

1. A plurality of wearable accessories for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect from an audience in a controlled access venue for a performance, wherein each of the plurality of wearable accessories comprises:a. a substrate;
b. a power source;
c. at least one light in electrical communication with the power source;
d. a controller comprising:
i. a processor;
ii. a data storage; and
iii. computer instructions stored in the data storage for instructing the processor to operate the at least one light;
e. a radio frequency identification tag; and
wherein the processor of each wearable accessory operates to create a specific lighting effect for that wearable accessory so that the synchronously presented lighting effect is created within the controlled access venue during the performance by the plurality of wearable accessories allowing each audience member wearing one or more of such wearable items to inactively participate with the performance, and further wherein the processor of each wearable accessory transmits and receives information using the radio frequency identification tag to conduct a transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,257,909

MULTISOURCE ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH VARIABLE F-NUMBER

MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS, ...

1. A method for controlling a multisource illumination device, which comprises a plurality of light sources, wherein each light source generates a source light beam propagating at least partially along a primary optical axis of the multisource illumination device, wherein the plurality of light sources is divided into a plurality of groups based on a radial distance of each light source from the primary optical axis, wherein each group is located at a respective radial distance from the primary optical axis, wherein the radial distance of each group is different from the radial distances of the other groups, the method comprising:controlling a dimming level of each group independently from the dimming level of the other groups; and
controlling the dimming level of each group in such a way that all of the plurality of light sources of one group have a same light output, wherein the light output is at least partly directed towards an optical gate, and wherein a dimming level of a group of light sources is correlated to the radial distance of the group of light sources from the primary optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,257,905

ILLUMINATION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUALLY ADJUSTING AUTOMATED CHANGES IN EXTERIOR DAYLIGHT AMONG SELECT GROUPS OF ILLUMINATION DEVICES PLACED IN VARIOUS ROOMS OF A STRUCTURE

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) illumination devices grouped into a plurality of groups among rooms of a structure, wherein a first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices is within a first room of the structure;
a driver circuit coupled to each of the plurality of LED illumination devices, wherein a first driver circuit is coupled to each one of the first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices for automatically changing a color temperature output from only the first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices as a function of a time of day, separate and apart from the other groups of the plurality of LED illumination devices;
a first control module coupled to the first driver circuit, wherein said first control module comprises:
a first controller coupled to receive a change in intensity value from a remote controller that is remote from the first controller and wirelessly or wired connected to the first controller, and wherein the first controller is coupled to receive a change in intensity value and, in response thereto, to produce a change in the color temperature output exclusive to only the first group of LED illumination devices during a first time of day relative to a second time of day.

US Pat. No. 10,257,898

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVING APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Raydium Semiconductor Cor...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driving apparatus, for driving at least one LED, comprising:a power converter, coupled to the at least one LED, for converting an input voltage into an output voltage and outputting the output voltage to the at least one LED;
a judging module, coupled to the at least one LED, for judging whether a LED current of the at least one LED is changed from a first LED current value to a second LED current value, if a judging result of the judging module is yes, the judging module generating a judging signal; and
a control module, coupled to the judging module, comprising a transconductance amplifier and a current source coupled to an output terminal of the transconductance amplifier, when the control module receives the judging signal, the control module changing a current value of the current source and a transconductance of the transconductance amplifier according to the judging signal;
when the control module changes the current value of the current source and the transconductance of the transconductance amplifier according to the judging signal, the control module changes the current value of the current source from a first current value to a second current value and changes the transconductance of the transconductance amplifier from a first transconductance to a second transconductance, when the current value of the current source is changed to the second current value and the transconductance of the transconductance amplifier is changed to the second transconductance, the control module keeps the second current value and the second transconductance for a period of default time and then changes the current value of the current source back to the first current value and changes the transconductance of the transconductance amplifier back to the first transconductance.

US Pat. No. 10,257,890

INDUCTION COOKWARE

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

19. A method of forming an inner wall for an inductive cooking utensil, the method comprising:bonding a cooking layer consisting essentially of one of 24 gauge 316 stainless steel and 24 gauge 305 stainless steel to an upper surface of a heat spreader layer consisting essentially of a 2 mm thick layer of one of 1060 aluminum and 6061 aluminum; and
bonding a target layer consisting essentially of one of 24 gauge 410 stainless steel and 28 gauge 410 stainless steel to a lower surface of the heat spreader layer.

US Pat. No. 10,257,884

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND HEATING SYSTEM

SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABO...

1. A heating system comprising:a semiconductor device; and
a transmission/reception device;
the semiconductor device comprising:
a sheet containing a fibrous body,
a converting circuit over the sheet,
a control circuit over the sheet, the control circuit being electrically connected to the converting circuit,
an insulating layer over the converting circuit and the control circuit,
an antenna over and in contact with the insulating layer, the antenna being electrically connected to the converting circuit,
a heater over and in contact with the insulating layer, the heater being electrically connected to the control circuit,
a temperature sensor circuit over the sheet, the temperature sensor circuit being electrically connected to the control circuit,
a charging circuit over the sheet, and
a flexible lithium ion battery over the sheet, electrically connected to the charging circuit,
wherein the antenna receives a radio wave transmitted from the transmission/reception device,
wherein the converting circuit converts the radio wave into electric power,
wherein the heater is heated with the electric power,
wherein the temperature sensor circuit measures temperature of the heater, and
wherein the transmission/reception device determines whether to heat the heater or not based on the temperature of the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,257,880

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:control circuitry, which, in operation, detects temporal inability to perform device to device (D2D) communication in mode 1 and determines a resource pool for the D2D communication, wherein mode 1 is a transmission mode in which an eNode B schedules resources for the D2D communication; and
a transmitter, which, responsive to the control circuitry detecting the temporal inability, continues the D2D communication using the resource pool,
wherein, the resource pool is indicated by one of dedicated Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling from the eNode B, System Information Block (SIB) transmitted from the eNode B, and preconfiguration information, and
a priority order of an indication of the resource pool is different in RRC_CONNECTED state than in RRC_IDLE state.

US Pat. No. 10,257,874

SYNCHRONIZING MOBILE DEVICES AND DISPLAYS

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a processor, an identification code for a display; and
presenting, by the processor, the identification code on the display, wherein the identification code comprises an image presented on the display at a rate where the image is not detectable to a human eye, wherein the image is presented in its entirety in each and every frame of a plurality of frames, the image being superimposed over one or more existing images displayed in the plurality of frames, wherein the image represents an internet protocol address and at least one extension that is assigned by an operator of the display, wherein the at least one extension comprises at least a time stamp, wherein the image is for establishing a communication session between a mobile device and the display.

US Pat. No. 10,257,872

USER TERMINAL AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user terminal comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit scheduling assignment information indicating a time-frequency location of a D2D data resource by which user data in D2D communication that is direct Device to Device communication is transmitted, wherein
the frequency location of the D2D data resource is determined on the basis of a subframe number assigned for the D2D data transmission,
the time location of the D2D data resource is determined on the basis of an identifier included in the scheduling assignment information,
a fixed number of retransmissions of the scheduling assignment information is specified in the scheduling assignment information,
a new data identifier (NDI) field and a redundancy version (RV) field are exempted from the scheduling assignment information, and
a same frequency location is used for both scheduling assignment information transmissions and scheduling assignment information retransmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,257,871

DEVICE TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method carried out by a wireless terminal which is in wireless communications with a radio access node over a radio interface, the method comprising:performing a cell selection/reselection operation; and
setting one frequency to a highest priority frequency with respect to the cell selection/reselection operation while the wireless terminal is simultaneously performing:
(i) device-to-device (D2D) communications in a state where the wireless terminal camps on the one frequency; and
(ii) the cell selection/reselection operation.

US Pat. No. 10,257,864

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS RELAY SYSTEM

China Academy Of Telecomm...

1. A method for a random access in a relay system, comprising:determining, by a relay node (RN) operating in a base station mode, whether a random access of the RN is triggered; and
when the random access is triggered, performing, by the RN, the random access by using a non-backhaul link subframe,
wherein the non-backhaul link subframe comprises downlink (DL) subframes with physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) and uplink (UL) subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,257,863

HANDLING PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS IN MULTI-CARRIER SCENARIOS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless terminal, for performing a random access procedure in a wireless network, the method comprising:maintaining a preamble transmission attempt counter that tracks a number of random access preamble transmissions that are triggered and/or initiated in the random access procedure, including random access preamble transmissions that are aborted prior to completion of the transmission;
terminating the random access procedure in response to determining that the preamble transmission attempt counter indicates that a predetermined threshold number of transmission attempts have been made.

US Pat. No. 10,257,861

TRANSMISSION RULES WITHIN A TXOP FOR WIDER BANDWIDTH OPERATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a very-high throughput (VHT) station (STA), the apparatus comprising: a memory; and, circuitry coupled to the memory, the circuitry configured to:decode a non-high-throughput (non-HT) duplicate Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) or non-HT PPDU, the non-HT duplicate PPDU or the non-HT PPDU comprising a request to send (RTS) frame, the RTS frame comprising an address of the VHT STA, an indication of static or dynamic bandwidth operation, and an indication of a channel bandwidth;
in response to the RTS frame indicating the static bandwidth operation, a network allocation vector (NAV) indicating idle, and a clear channel assessment (CCA) of all secondary channels in the channel bandwidth being idle for a priority interframe space (PIFS) before receiving the RTS frame, encode a clear-to-send (CTS) frame to comprise a channel bandwidth field set to a value indicating the channel bandwidth indicated by the RTS and generate signaling to cause the VHT STA to transmit the CTS frame; and
in response to the RTS frame indicating the dynamic bandwidth operation and the NAV indicating idle, select one channel bandwidth where the CCA of all secondary channels of the one channel bandwidth is idle for a PIFS before receiving the RTS , wherein the one channel bandwidth is equal to or less than the channel bandwidth indicated by the RTS frame, and encode the CTS frame to comprise the channel bandwidth field set to a value indicating the one channel bandwidth and generate signaling to cause the VHT STA to transmit the CTS frame.

US Pat. No. 10,257,860

CHANNEL ACCESS FRAMEWORK FOR MULTI-BEAM OPERATION ON THE UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A transmit apparatus for a directional listen-before-talk (LBT) operation in a wireless communication system, the transmit apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to:
sense a channel for an interval comprising at least one clear channel assessment (CCA) slot;
determine whether a state of the sensed channel for the interval is an idle state based on a configurable directional energy threshold; and
sense an additional number of CCA slots when the state of the sensed channel is determined as the idle state based on the configurable directional energy threshold; and
a transceiver configured to transmit, to a receive apparatus, at least one of discovery signal or data signal when states of the sensed additional number of CCA slots are determined as the idle state based on the configurable directional energy threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,257,857

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TXOP DURATION FIELD IN PHY HEADER

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method implemented by a station (STA) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) to update a Network Allocation Vector (NAV) maintained by the STA, the method comprising:receiving a first Physical Layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU), wherein the STA is able to decode a preamble portion of the first PPDU but unable to decode a payload portion of the first PPDU;
determining whether a duration indicated in a control field of the preamble portion of the first PPDU is greater than a current NAV value;
determining whether the first PPDU is received as an immediate response to a second PPDU previously transmitted by the STA;
updating the NAV maintained by the STA using the duration indicated in the control field of the preamble portion of the first PPDU in response to a determination that the duration indicated in the control field of the preamble portion of the first PPDU is greater than the current NAV value and the first PPDU is not received as an immediate response to the second PPDU previously transmitted by the STA, wherein the STA is configured to refrain from updating the NAV maintained by the STA in response to a determination that the first PPDU is received as an immediate response to the second PPDU previously transmitted by the STA; and
attempting to access the wireless medium after the NAV has expired, wherein the STA is configured to refrain from attempting to access the wireless medium before the NAV has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,257,854

MANAGEMENT OF UPLINK MULTI-USER TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A station (STA) for transmitting in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the STA comprising:a transceiver configured to receive a beacon signal from an access point (AP) in the WLAN;
a controller configured to identify, from the beacon signal, a target transmission time of a buffer status request message transmitted to a group of STAs by the AP for an uplink multi-user transmission;
wherein the transceiver is further configured to:
receive the buffer status request message transmitted to the group of STAs, based on the target transmission time, the buffer status request message including a request for a buffer status report from the group of STAs;
send in response to the request, a message reporting buffer status information at the STA regarding data the STA has to transmit;
wherein the message reporting the buffer status information of the STA includes buffer status per traffic identifier and buffer size; and
receive a trigger frame indicating which STAs can initiate the uplink multi-user transmissions to the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,257,853

TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING RESOURCES TO TRANSMIT A CHANNEL RESERVATION SIGNAL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:contending, at a user equipment (UE), for access to a channel of a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
determining, based at least in part on the contending, that the channel of the shared radio frequency spectrum band is available;
identifying a number of frequency resources of the channel of the shared radio frequency spectrum band that are allocated to the UE for at least one uplink transmission following the contention for access, the number of frequency resources includes at least one frequency resource allocated to a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH); and
transmitting, based at least in part on the determining, a channel reservation signal using a set of frequency resources associated with the identified number of frequency resources the channel reservation signal comprises an uplink channel usage beacon signal (U-CUBS).

US Pat. No. 10,257,851

CHANNEL CONFIGURATION FOR CO-EXISTENCE ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, comprising:selecting a first set of resource elements to carry an uplink control channel;
transmitting a first configuration message at the beginning of a first radio frame, wherein the first configuration message includes one or more first configuration parameters associated with the first set of resource elements to one or more access terminals;
receiving first uplink control signaling from the one or more access terminals via the first set of resource elements;
selecting a second set of resource elements to carry the uplink control channel, wherein the second set of resource elements:
includes at least one resource element that was not in the first set of resource elements; or
excludes at least one resource element that was in the first set of resource elements;
transmitting a second configuration message at the beginning of a second radio frame immediately subsequent to the first radio frame, wherein the second configuration message includes one or more second configuration parameters associated with the second set of resource elements to the one or more access terminals; and
receiving second uplink control signaling from the one or more access terminals via the second set of resource elements.

US Pat. No. 10,257,850

DYNAMIC TDD UL/DL CONFIGURATION INDICATION FOR TDD EIMTA IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:configuring, by a network node, a time division duplex (TDD) uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration indication pattern that is used to indicate multiple TDD UL/DL configurations in DCI format 1C; and
providing, to at least one user equipment, the TDD UL/DL configuration indication pattern to indicate the multiple TDD UL/DL configurations in DCI format 1C, wherein each of the TDD UL/DL configurations is associated with certain configured carriers and a concrete fixed downlink subframe index,
wherein the providing further comprising providing the configuration indication pattern comprising a mapping relationship between the TDD UL/DL configurations in one DCI format 1C in one fixed downlink subframe and the carrier index.

US Pat. No. 10,257,846

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a memory configured to store computer instructions and mapping information between a data flow identifier and a physical layer transmission technology identifier, wherein the physical layer transmission technology identifier identifies at least one of a physical layer transmission technology comprising at least one of a waveform technology, a coding technology, a higher order modulation technology, or a space modulation technology;
a communications interface; and
a processor coupled to receive and execute the computer instructions to:
determine a to-be-scheduled data flow;
determine, according to the mapping information and a data flow identifier of the data flow, a physical layer transmission technology identifier corresponding to the data flow;
generate, according to the data flow, a transport block which is corresponding to the physical layer transmission technology identifier, wherein different physical layer transmission technology identifiers are corresponding to different transport blocks; generate wireless communication data by performing processing, according to a physical layer transmission technology corresponding to the physical layer transmission technology identifier, on the transport block corresponding to the physical layer transmission technology identifier; and
send the wireless communication data to the base station by using the communications interface.

US Pat. No. 10,257,832

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

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

1. A system, comprising:a radio detector configured to scan for radar in each of a plurality of 5 GHz communication channels associated with an access point, wherein the radio detector comprises a first radio configured to monitor for intermittent radar for a first range of dynamic frequency selection (DFS) frequencies, and wherein the radio detector comprises a second radio configured to monitor for intermittent radar for a second range of DFS frequencies; and
a DFS master device configured to perform a channel availability check (CAC) associated with the plurality of 5 GHz communication channels.

US Pat. No. 10,257,824

TEMPLATE FRAME BASED MAC OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, implemented by an access node, of allocating communication resources in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving a template frame representing a grid specifying a time-frequency resource allocation of a link supporting a route between the access node and a further access node, each position in the grid specifying whether a respective time-frequency resource of the link is to be allocated to the route between the access node and the further access node; and
allocating the time-frequency resources of the link based on the received time-frequency resource allocation of the link and a status of a data buffer of the access node associated with the route.

US Pat. No. 10,257,818

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DOWNLINK HARQ PROCESS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method for performing a downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) in a radio terminal which is configured by a base station with a plurality of component carriers including first and second component carriers for carrier aggregation, the method comprising:configuring the carrier aggregation using a first serving cell operated using the first component carrier and a second serving cell operated using the second component carrier, the first serving cell using a frame structure type 2 for time division duplex (TDD), the second serving cell using a frame structure type 1 for frequency division duplex (FDD);
selecting a maximum number of downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes used for downlink transport blocks received in the second serving cell from a first table defined for TDD when the radio terminal is configured to monitor a first downlink control channel in the first serving cell for scheduling the second serving cell;
selecting the maximum number from a second table defined for FDD-TDD carrier aggregation when the radio terminal is configured to monitor a second downlink control channel in the second serving cell for scheduling the second serving cell;
receiving downlink transport blocks in the second serving cell in accordance with the determined maximum number of downlink HARQ processes; and
receiving, by the radio terminal from the base station, a signal indicating whether or not there is a need to selectively use the first and second tables,
wherein when the signal indicates that there is no need to selectively use the first and second tables, determining the maximum number from the second table, regardless of whether the radio terminal is configured to monitor the first downlink control channel or the second downlink control channel for scheduling the second serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,257,804

LOCATION OF TERMINALS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of identifying nodes in a communications network for use in locating wireless terminals within the communications network based upon reports from the wireless terminals of transmissions received from the nodes, the method comprising:prioritising combinations of nodes by eliminating candidate nodes that fail to satisfy filtering criteria of a time difference band, in which at least three nodes are located around a reference node in a configuration satisfying similarity criteria to an idealised star configuration, wherein the filtering criteria of the time difference band are based upon time difference bands between the reference node and each of other nodes in a combination, wherein the time difference band between two nodes is defined by representative maximum and minimum reported time differences between arrival at a wireless terminal of transmissions from the two nodes, and
wherein the idealised star configuration comprises three nodes evenly angularly distributed around, and at the same distance from, the reference node.

US Pat. No. 10,257,803

METHOD OF BEARER DELETION, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for managing bearer resources when a user equipment device (UE) changes its attachment from a first intermediate network element to a second intermediate network element, comprising:sending, by the second intermediate network element, to a home subscriber server (HSS) an update location message, wherein the update location message carries an update type flag, the update type flag indicates whether the UE is performing an attach procedure or a location update procedure;
sending, by the HSS, a cancel location message to the first intermediate network element, wherein the cancel location message contains a cancellation type indication parameter;
when the cancellation type indication parameter indicates an attach type, and a bearer corresponding to the UE exists on the first intermediate network element, sending, by the first intermediate network element to a serving gateway and a packet data network gateway, a first request for deleting the bearer; or
when the cancellation type indication parameter indicates an update type, a bearer corresponding to the UE exists on the first intermediate network element, and when a serving gateway change indication is received by the first intermediate network element, sending, by the first intermediate network element to a serving gateway, a second request for deleting the bearer; or
when the cancellation type indication parameter indicates the update type, and when the serving gateway change indication is not received by the first intermediate network element, deleting, by the first intermediate network element, context information corresponding to the UE stored in the first intermediate network element.

US Pat. No. 10,257,796

METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZATION WITHIN AN LTE/LTE-A SYSTEM IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a first base station, at least one clear channel assessment (CCA)-exempt transmission (CET) indicating timing information of at least a second base station over a shared spectrum, wherein each of the at least one CETs is received in one of a plurality of operator-specific portions of a CET period, each of the operator-specific portions is assigned to one of a plurality of operators in the shared spectrum, and the plurality of operators comprises an operator associated with the second base station; and
adjusting a timing of the first base station based on the received timing information of at least the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,257,523

ADAPTIVE DECODING SYSTEM

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An adaptive decoding system, comprising:a bitstream extractor configured to extract data including one or more of temporal sub-layers, reference frames, non-reference frames, or Random Access Point (RAP) pictures from a video bitstream;
a decoder coupled to the bitstream extractor and configured to decode the data extracted by the bitstream extractor;
a decoding speed monitor configured to determine a decoding rate at which the decoder decodes the data extracted by the bitstream extractor; and
a quality of experience (QoE) selector coupled to the decoding speed monitor and the bitstream extractor and configured to adjust an extraction quality level of the bitstream extractor based on a comparison of the decoding rate and a rate at which the bitstream extractor sends the data to the decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,257,495

THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITE IMAGES OF DIGITAL IDENTIFICATIONS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining, from an image capture device, a plurality of two-dimensional images that represent respective views of a face of a user, each two-dimensional image representing a different profile of the face of the user
determining depth information for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
generating a depth map for each two-dimensional image included in the plurality of two-dimensional images based at least on the depth information for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
generating a plurality of projection rays for the depth maps for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
determining intersection points between the plurality of projection rays for the depth maps for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
identifying one or more corresponding points between two or more depth maps based on the intersection points, the one or more corresponding points indicating respective positions of a matching element within the two or more depth maps;
generating a three-dimensional composite for the face of a user based on the one or more corresponding points between two or more depth maps;
generating a digital identification for user, the digital identification comprising (i) information associated with an identity of the user, and (ii) a representation of the three-dimensional composite for the face of the user; and
providing the digital identification to a device associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,257,491

METHOD FOR ADAPTING A NUMBER OF VIEWS DELIVERED BY AN AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for adapting a number of views delivered by an auto-stereoscopic display device having sub-pixels, said method being executed by an electronic device, and comprising:determining a number of views based on information related to said auto-stereoscopic display device and a handshake mechanism with said auto-stereoscopic display device, said information comprising: 1) a list of number of views supported by said auto-stereoscopic display device and 2) at least an information indicative of a computing power of a device needed to deliver content for each view, wherein said list of number of views comprises at least two different number of views;
obtaining a correspondence map between said sub-pixels of said auto-stereoscopic display device and said number of views; and
providing content to said sub-pixels of said auto-stereoscopic display device according to said correspondence map to adapt said number of views delivered by said auto-stereoscopic display device having said sub-pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,257,405

AUTOMATIC FOCUSING METHOD AND AUTOMATIC FOCUSING SYSTEM

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An automatic focusing method comprising:acquiring an image data in a focus area;
calculating the image data to get a contrast value curve by a contrast value algorithm;
acquiring a contrast weight of each contrast value, wherein acquiring a contrast weight of each contrast value comprising:
determining whether the focus area is a skin area;
decreasing contrast weight corresponding to the non-skin area;
determining whether the skin area is integrated;
increasing contrast weight corresponding to the integrated skin area;
determining whether the non-integrated skin area accords with human feature;
increasing the corresponding contrast weight when the non-integrated skin area accords with human feature;
decreasing the corresponding contrast weight when the non-integrated skin area does not accord with human feature;
calculating an adapted contrast value by multiplying the contrast value to the contrast weight; and
adapting the focus according to the adapted contrast value curve.

US Pat. No. 10,257,243

ELECTRONIC MEDIA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

GULA CONSULTING LIMITED L...

1. A method of transferring content from a sender device to a recipient device, the method comprising:storing, in a memory of the sender device, the content to be sent through a network to the recipient device;
specifying, with the sender device, digital rights management controls that are to be enforced with respect to the content;
sending the content and the specified digital rights management controls through the network to an intermediary server device that is configured to enforce the specified digital rights management controls and transfer the content to the recipient device; and
disabling the content in the memory of the sender device.

US Pat. No. 10,257,215

IDENTIFYING AND DISABLING A ROGUE ACCESS POINT IN A PUBLIC WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A system for identifying a wireless security threat on a vehicle in which the system is for use with wireless personal electronic devices, the system comprising:a broadband controller including a data processor and memory in which the broadband controller provides a network within the vehicle;
a vehicle wireless access point in communication with the broadband controller in which the wireless access point broadcasts an SSID for use by a personal electronic device to establish a wireless communication link and transmit and receive data wirelessly over the network via the wireless access point;
a radio aboard the vehicle, the radio being configured to periodically scan for SSIDs broadcast in the vehicle in which SSIDs detected during scans are communicated to the broadband controller;
logic executed by the data processor of the broadband controller in which for a detected SSID corresponding to the vehicle wireless access point SSID, the logic compares the BSSID of the vehicle wireless access point with the BSSID from the detected SSID and if the BSSIDs do not match, the logic identifies a security threat;
an antenna connected to the broadband controller, in which the antenna receives and transmits signals from a source external to the vehicle, providing a broadband data connection to the broadband controller, over which the broadband controller logic reports any security threats to an external security operation center; and
a web server having a private wide area network address operated by the broadband controller logic in which the web server is only accessible via the private wide area network address and in which the web server logs the source IP address of any access thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,257,144

SUPPORTING MESSAGE SHARING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for processing an email, said method comprising:transmitting, by a mail hub device to a Mail Thread Board (MTB) server, a request for a Mail Thread ID (MTID) and in response, said mail hub device receiving the MTID from the MTB server, said email having been received by a mail hub device from a first mail client, said mail hub device being a first computer, said first mail client being a second computer, said MTB server being a third computer;
adding, by the mail hub device, the MTID to the email;
transmitting, by the mail hub device to the MTB server, a request for additional data for the email and in response, said mail hub device receiving, from the MTB server, the additional data;
adding, by the mail hub device, the additional data to the email to which the MTID was added, wherein the additional data includes a plurality of messages;
transmitting, by the mail hub device to a second mail client, the email to which the MTID and the additional data was added, wherein the second mail client is a fourth computer;
receiving, by the mail hub device from the second mail client, the MTID together with an indicated selection, by the second mail client, of a message selected from the plurality of messages;
transmitting, by the mail hub device to the MTB server, a request, which includes the MTID and the selection of the message, to generate an update of the additional data, said update based on the selection of the message;
receiving, by the mail hub device from the MTB server, the MTID together with the updated additional data based on the selection of the message, said updated additional data having been generated by the MTB server and stored on the MTB server; and
transmitting, by the mail hub device to the first mail client, the MTID together with the updated additional data based on the selection of the message.

US Pat. No. 10,257,140

CONTENT SHARING TO REPRESENT USER COMMUNICATIONS IN REAL-TIME COLLABORATION SESSIONS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:analyzing, by a processing device, a user communication as the user communication is being provided by a user of a source device to a user of a target device as part of a collaboration session between the user of the source device and the user of the target device;
selecting a media item based on content of the user communication;
adding at least a portion of the selected media item to the collaboration session for presentation in a user interface of the collaboration session to at least one of the source device or the target device, wherein an initial portion of the user interface comprises the user communication overlaid with the at least the portion of the selected media item;
selecting at least a portion of another media item based on subsequent content of a subsequent user communication of the collaboration session; and
adding the at least the portion of the another media item to a subsequent portion of the user interface that is adjacent to the initial portion, wherein the subsequent portion of the user interface comprises the subsequent user communication overlaid with the at least the portion of the another media item.

US Pat. No. 10,257,137

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUGGESTING A PHRASE BASED ON A CONTEXT

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors and executable instructions accessible on a computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
determining a context of a message that a user is composing via a composition interface based on one or more properties of the message;
identifying one or more inputs to the composition interface, the context of the message being determined further based on the one or more inputs;
retrieving, based on a proficiency of the user in a human-readable language, one or more suggested content items in the human-readable language from a dictionary including a data structure that links one or more inputs to the one or more suggested content items, the retrieving comprising:
applying user-defined rules to identify the one or more suggested content items; and
causing the one or more suggested content items to be displayed in a composition interface; and
causing display of one or more suggested content items for inclusion in the message based on the context of the message.

US Pat. No. 10,257,132

E-MAIL INBOX ASSISTANT TO REDUCE CONTEXT SWITCHING

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for processing electronic messages, the computer program product comprising:one or more computer readable storage media and program instructions stored on the one or more computer readable storage media, the program instructions comprising:
program instructions to identify one or more electronic messages;
program instructions to determine one or more e-mail characteristics respectively associated with the identified one or more electronic messages;
program instructions to determine an estimated electronic message processing duration for the identified one or more electronic messages based, at least in part, on weighting factors that are associated with the determined one or more e-mail characteristics;
program instructions to identify a first unscheduled time slot within an electronic calendar of the user;
program instructions to schedule the identified one or more electronic messages within the identified first unscheduled time slot of the electronic calendar of the user;
program instructions to create an electronic message folder within an e-mail interface of the user, wherein the electronic message folder is associated with a time slot scheduled for processing one or more scheduled electronic messages;
program instructions to identify a first electronic message that includes a first category flag from among the one or more identified electronic messages;
program instructions to add the one or more scheduled electronic messages associated with the scheduled time slot to the electronic message folder, wherein the program instructions to add the one or more scheduled electronic messages associated with the scheduled time slot to the electronic message folder further comprise:
program instructions to determine whether the first electronic message that includes the first category flag is scheduled within the scheduled time slot; and
program instructions to respond to determining that the first electronic message that includes the first category flag is scheduled within the scheduled time slot by excluding other electronic messages that include the first category flag from the scheduled time slot;
program instructions to assign an indication to the electronic message folder that includes one or more scheduled electronic messages, wherein the indication assigned to the electronic message folder identifies the scheduled time slot of one or more electronic message of the electronic message folder and is depicted in the e-mail interface of the user;
program instruction to respond to determining that the user receives an additional electronic message prior to processing at least one of the one or more scheduled electronic messages associated with the scheduled time slot by identifying a first unprocessed electronic message of the one or more scheduled electronic messages associated with the scheduled time slot, wherein the identified first unprocessed electronic message includes a category flag that is different than a respective category flag of the additional electronic message; and
program instructions to reschedule the received additional electronic message and the first unprocessed electronic message to a second unscheduled time slot based on a determination that the second unscheduled time slot does not also include electronic messages with respective category flags that match the received additional electronic message and the first unprocessed electronic message.

US Pat. No. 10,257,127

EMAIL PERSONALIZATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computerized system comprising:one or more sensors configured to provide sensor data;
a user device monitor configured to identify and monitor a plurality of user devices, wherein the plurality of user devices comprises an active user device and at least one passive user device, wherein each of the plurality of user devices is associated with user device characteristics based in part on the sensor data, the characteristics of the plurality of user devices comprising one or more of data usage, bandwidth, a type of user device, a screen size, applications available on the user device, or input methods available on the plurality of user devices;
a user-data collection component configured to identify and monitor user activity based in part on the sensor data;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer storage media storing computer-useable instructions that, when used by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
analyzing one or more features of each of a plurality of email messages, received in an email application, corresponding to a user;
determining:
(1) the active user device;
(2) contextual information associated with the user based in part on the user activity, the contextual information comprising one or more of a location of the user, an activity of the user, a schedule associated with the user, the user's routine, or a predicted future activity of the user; and
(3) characteristics of the active user device;
modifying textual content of one or more of the plurality of email messages by summarizing the textual content based on the contextual information associated with the user;
modifying the textual content of the one or more of the plurality of email messages by summarizing the textual content based on the characteristics of the active user device;
ranking the one or more of the plurality of email messages based on the contextual information; and
based on the modification of the textual content, communicating for presentation at least a portion of the plurality of email messages to the active user device based at least in part on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,257,125

MESSAGING SYSTEM APPARATUSES CIRCUITS AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREOF

TigerConnect, Inc., Sant...

1. A messaging system comprising:a first mobile messaging client device executing a messaging application and associated with a first authorized user, the first mobile messaging client device having a processor configured to:
a) receive from a messaging server a notification of the presence of a message at the messaging server, where the message is addressed to the first authorized user;
b) send to the messaging server a request to retrieve the message, the request including client authentication data, where the first mobile messaging client device sends the request automatically in response to receipt of the notification;
c) receive the message, the message having message content;
d) manage the message in accordance with a message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting a functionality of the message based on the message attribute, where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory in the first mobile messaging client device at least until the message is managed by the first mobile messaging client device in accordance with the message attribute, and wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which at least a portion of the message content cannot be displayed at the first mobile messaging client device; and
e) send to the messaging server a message management notification;
the messaging server having a processor configured to:
a) receive the message addressed to the first authorized user from the second mobile messaging client device executing the messaging application and associated with a second authorized user;
b) store the message in a database;
c) transmit to the first mobile messaging client device the notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server;
d) receive from the first mobile messaging client device the request to retrieve the message, the request including client authentication data;
e) validate the first mobile messaging client device based on the client authentication data;
f) transmit the message to the first mobile messaging client device; and
g) receive from the first mobile messaging client device the message management notification.

US Pat. No. 10,257,121

FULL-RATE TRANSMITTER

Oracle International Corp...

1. A system for transmitting data over a high-speed data channel, the system comprising:a serializer/deserializer (SERDES) transmitter system comprising:
a serializer subsystem to receive a parallel input data stream from an integrated circuit (IC) at each of a set of tap inputs according to an input clocking signal at an IC data rate, the parallel digital interface subsystem further to output a serial data stream;
a clocking subsystem to generate a full-rate clocking signal from the input clocking signal, the full-rate clocking signal supporting a channel data rate of the high-speed data channel;
a pre-driver logic subsystem to generate a set of pre-driver outputs for each of N pre-driver slices at the channel data rate, where N is a positive integer, the pre-driver outputs generated as a function of the serial data stream and corresponding to weighting the set of tap inputs as a function of a set of adjustable tap weight inputs; and
a transmitter driver subsystem coupled with the pre-driver logic subsystem to generate an output data signal for transmission over the data channel at the channel data rate, the transmitter driver subsystem comprising a plurality of driver multiplexers and N driver slices, the driver multiplexer clocked according to the full-rate clocking signal, each driver slice having a set of driver inputs generated according to outputs of the driver multiplexer and the pre-driver outputs of a corresponding one of the N pre-driver slices.