US Pat. No. 10,231,355

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A cooling structure for an electronic device, which is configured to include a first heat dissipating member accommodated inside a casing together with being disposed on a circuit substrate, and a second heat dissipating member adapted to dissipate heat transmitted from the first heat dissipating member to the exterior of the casing, wherein:the first heat dissipating member includes a first heat dissipating blade member; and
the second heat dissipating member includes a heat input blade member which is fitted into, and in direct contact with, the first heat dissipating blade member, a second heat dissipating blade member which is exposed externally of the casing, and a heat transfer part interposed between the heat input blade member and the second heat dissipating blade member, and which is adapted to transmit heat from the heat input blade member to the second heat dissipating blade member.

US Pat. No. 10,231,351

HOUSING, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR COMPONENT

1. A method for making a housing comprising:providing a bearing film;
forming a semi-cured composite layer on a portion of a surface of the bearing film, the semi-cured composite layer comprising a semi-cured protective layer formed on the surface of the bearing film, a semi-cured ink layer formed on a surface of the semi-cured protective layer away from the bearing film, and a semi-cured adhesive layer formed on a surface of the semi-cured ink layer away from the semi-cured protective layer;
softening the bearing film;
providing a mold with a clamping assembly and providing a substrate;
placing the substrate in the mold, and placing the softened bearing film on a curved surface of the substrate with the semi-cured composite layer facing the substrate;
clamping the two ends of the softened bearing film using the clamping assembly to cause the semi-cured adhesive layer of the semi-cured composite layer to be in tight contact with the curved surface of the substrate;
evacuating the mold to cause the semi-cured adhesive layer to be fully attached to the substrate;
curing the semi-cured composite layer;
separating the substrate with the bearing film and the cured composite layer from the mold; and
peeling off the bearing film from the cured composite layer to obtain the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,231,301

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AC LINE POWER TO LIGHTING DEVICES

Chemtron Research LLC, W...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of light emitting diodes couplable to receive an alternating current (AC) voltage, wherein the plurality of light emitting diodes is further couplable to form a plurality of segments, each segment including one or more light emitting diodes; and
a control circuit configured to control actuation of the plurality of light emitting diodes, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
determine a first plurality of time intervals corresponding to a number of segments for a first part of an AC voltage interval; and
during the first part of the AC voltage interval, for respective time intervals of the first plurality of time intervals, selectively include a particular segment in a light emitting diode current path.

US Pat. No. 10,231,263

COORDINATION TECHNIQUES FOR DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX) OPERATIONS IN DUAL-CONNECTIVITY ARCHITECTURES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. User equipment (UE), comprising:a display; and
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to:
receive a radio resource control (RRC) configuration message during operation in a dually-connected UE state;
determine whether UE assistance information reporting is enabled for the UE based on the RRC configuration message; and
in response to a determination that UE assistance information reporting is enabled for the UE, send one or more UE assistance information messages to report a macro cell power preference and a small cell power preference, the one or more UE assistance information messages to collectively comprise a master power preference indication (PPI) information element (IE) to indicate the macro cell power preference and a secondary PPI IE to indicate the small cell power preference.

US Pat. No. 10,231,244

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING D2D COMMUNICATION, D2D COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ENODEB

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for processing Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, comprising:determining a resource configuration configured for Scheduling Assignment (SA) and/or data of D2D communication, wherein resources configured for the SA and/or data of D2D communication are divided into M resource groups, each resource group comprises X Resource Units (RUs) formed by N time-domain RUs*K frequency-domain RUs, each RU comprises O symbols on a time domain, and comprises P subcarriers on a frequency domain, the X RUs in each resource group are configured to configure T logical channels, each logical channel comprises Num RUs according to the number Num of sending times, locations of each logical channel in the resource groups are determined according to a preset rule, and the preset rule is configured to limit that each logical channel in a resource group comprises at least one RU which is located on different time domains at least once with the RUs of the other logical channels in the resource group, wherein M, N, K, X, O, P, T and Num are all integers, wherein the preset rule is that the number N of the time-domain RUs in each resource group is larger than the number K of the frequency-domain RUs or the number N of the time-domain RUs in each resource group is equal to the number K of the frequency-domain RUs; and
performing D2D communication processing according to the determined resource configuration, comprising performing resource selection according to a resource group indication about a resource group and a logical channel indication about a logical channel corresponding to the resource group in the determined resource configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,231,236

ALMOST BLANK SUBFRAME INDICATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Comcast Cable Communicati...

11. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device and from a base station, a broadcast message comprising first parameters indicating a first set of subframes comprising first almost blank subframes of a first carrier;
receiving, by the wireless device and from the base station, at least one unicast control message comprising:
second parameters indicating a second set of subframes comprising second almost blank subframes of a second carrier;
a first measurement subframe allocation bitmap indicating a first plurality of measurement subframes associated with the second carrier; and
a second measurement subframe allocation bitmap indicating a second plurality of measurement subframes associated with the second carrier; and
transmitting, by the wireless device and to the base station, first channel state information (CSI) and second CSI, wherein the first CSI is determined based on a first plurality of subcarriers of the second carrier in the first plurality of measurement subframes, and wherein the second CSI is determined based on a second plurality of subcarriers of the second carrier in the second plurality of measurement subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,231,194

RECEPTION OF TRANSMIT POWER RELATED INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a first device, transmit power related information corresponding to a second device, wherein the transmit power related information includes power backoff per modulation and coding scheme information, wherein the power backoff per modulation and coding scheme information includes a first plurality of power backoffs including a first power backoff corresponding to a first modulation and coding scheme and a second power backoff corresponding to a second modulation and coding scheme, wherein each power backoff of the first plurality of power backoffs is a function of at least one of: a respective bandwidth or a respective number of spatial streams;
determining, by the first device based on the first power backoff corresponding to the first modulation and coding scheme, a first signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) for the first modulation and coding scheme of a second plurality of power backoffs, wherein the second plurality of power backoffs is a subset of the first plurality of power backoffs, wherein each power backoff of the second plurality of power backoffs is a function of at least one of: a first bandwidth or a first number of spatial streams; and
selecting, by the first device based on the first SINR, the first modulation and coding scheme for scheduling an uplink transmission with the second device in accordance with the first modulation and coding scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,228,057

CIRCUMFERENTIAL DEBRIS SEAL FOR PINNED JOINTS

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A self-adjusting seal sealing a joint, the joint including a support member including an axially extending boss comprising a bore for receiving a pivot pin, a mis-alignable component comprising a bore pivotally connectable to the support member about the pivot pin, and a changeable gap defined between the support member and the mis-alignable component, the seal comprising:a first seal part having a flat generally annular configuration formed of a resiliently crushable material and defining a planar outer seal face and a planar inner seal face, the planar outer seal face being configured to statically seal to the support member, and the first seal part further defining a non-circular first seal part opening extending therethrough along a longitudinal axis, the first seal part opening having a first diameter; and
a second seal part having a planar inner seal face and a planar outer seal face, the second seal planar outer seal face being disposed adjacent the first seal part planar inner seal face, the second seal part formed of a rigid material, the second seal part having a flat generally annular configuration and defining a non-circular second seal part opening extending therethrough along the longitudinal axis in alignment with the first seal part opening, the second seal part opening having a second diameter, the second diameter being greater than the first diameter, the first and second seal part openings defining a keyhole-shaped non-rotation feature configured to non-rotatably fit on the boss and prevent rotation of the seal on the support member, wherein the non-rotation feature includes a rounded portion and a rectangular portion extending radially from the rounded portion defining the first seal part opening and the second seal part opening, the second seal part planar inner seal face being configured to dynamically and sealingly interface with the mis-alignable component.

US Pat. No. 10,231,370

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An electronic component mounting device, comprising:a board conveyance device which conveys and positions a board on which an electronic component is mounted;
a mounting device which positions and mounts the electronic component to a mounting position of the board;
a loading device which picks up multiple engaged members, and positions and loads the engaged members to a loading position of the board;
a placing device which picks up a cover component that covers the mounted electronic component, the cover component is provided with an engaging portion at a predetermined position, and the placing device positions and places the cover component to a position such that the engaging portion corresponds to the engaged member;
a selection device which selects two or more engaged members from the multiple engaged members loaded on the board;
a gauging device which gauges a loading position of the selected two or more engaged members;
a position storage device which stores a gauging result of the loading position of the selected two or more engaged members by the gauging device; and
a correction device which corrects a placing position of the cover component based on the gauging result.

US Pat. No. 10,231,369

SHIELD CAP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A shield cap for protecting an electronic component, comprising:a cap member having a side wall portion and a ceiling portion;
a conductive film formed on the cap member such that the conductive film is configured to shield electromagnetic waves; and
a metal layer formed on a portion of the side wall portion such that the metal layer is interposed between the conductive film and the portion of the side wall portion,
wherein the cap member is formed such that the side wall portion and the ceiling portion are forming an accommodation space configured to accommodate an electronic component and that the ceiling portion has a first surface facing the accommodation space and a second surface on an opposite side with respect to the first surface, the side wall portion has a third surface facing the ceiling portion, a fourth surface on an opposite side with respect to the third surface, a fifth surface facing the accommodation space, and a sixth surface on an opposite side with respect to the fifth surface, the metal layer is formed on the fourth surface of the side wall portion such that the metal layer is interposed between the conductive film and the fourth surface of the side wall portion, the ceiling portion comprises a resin material and a reinforcing material such that the reinforcing material is formed to extend substantially parallel with respect to an upper surface of the ceiling portion, the side wall portion comprises a resin material and a reinforcing material such that the reinforcing material of the side wall portion is formed to extend substantially parallel with respect to an upper surface of the ceiling portion, and the side wall portion is formed such that the sixth surface has a first inclined portion increasing a distance to the accommodation space from the third surface toward the fourth surface and a second inclined portion increasing a distance to the accommodation space from the fourth surface toward the third surface.

US Pat. No. 10,231,368

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A HOLLOW SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR CIRCUIT ELEMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a hollow shielding structure for different types of circuit elements, the method comprising:loading a printed circuit board (PCB) on which the different types of circuit elements are mounted into a working position;
calibrating a position of a nozzle with respect to the loaded PCB;
forming a shield dam on the PCB by discharging a material from the nozzle;
placing a shield cover in an upper portion of the shield dam to cover the different types of circuit elements; and
forming an adhesion part which electrically couples the shield dam and the shield cover by applying a conductive material between the shield dam and the shield cover.

US Pat. No. 10,231,367

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING STRUCTURE FOR SHIELDING MAGNETIC FORCE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing comprising:
a first surface facing a first direction,
a second surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, and
a side member configured to enclose at least a portion of a space between the first surface and the second surface;
a first electronic component positioned inside the housing, the first electronic component comprising magnets disposed to emit a magnetic flux in the first direction or the second direction;
a second electronic component positioned inside the housing, the second electronic component comprising at least one magnet disposed to emit a magnetic flux in the first direction or the second direction and being disposed beside one side surface of the first electronic component in a substantially vertical direction to the first direction or the second direction; and
a shield structure disposed between the first electronic component and the second electronic component,
wherein the shield structure comprises:
a first shield structure formed at the one side surface, and
a second shield structure formed in a substantially vertical direction to the one side surface and disposed not to overlap with at least two of magnets of the first electronic component, when viewed from above the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,231,366

ELECTRIC SHOCK PREVENTION APPARATUS

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. An electric shock protection apparatus comprising:a conductive connection part having elastic force comprising an accommodation part which an upper surface is in electrical contact with a conductor of an electronic device and in which a predetermined space is formed at a lower portion;
a circuit board on which the conductive connection part is mounted; and
an electric shock protection device mounted on the circuit board such that at least a portion of the electric shock protection device is disposed at the accommodation part, and blocking a leakage current of an external power source that flows from a ground of the circuit board of the electronic device,
wherein the circuit board comprises a pad and a wiring such that the conductive connection part and the electric shock protection device are electrically connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,231,365

THERMAL CONTROL PROCESS FOR A MULTIJUNCTION ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A method for identifying a source of heat generation in an electronic device comprising an integrated circuit having a plurality of junction groups, with each junction group comprising a plurality of junctions, and each junction group having a respective thermal detector associated therewith to detect a respective group temperature associated with the respective junction group, the method comprising:comparing the respective group temperatures with a critical thermal group threshold;
identifying a critical thermal group from among the plurality of junction groups, wherein the junction group having a group temperature exceeding the critical thermal group threshold is identified as the critical thermal group;
deactivating all junctions of the critical thermal group while maintaining the remaining junction groups active; and
subsequent to deactivating all junctions of the critical thermal group, sequentially activating at least one given junction from among the plurality of junctions of the critical thermal group for a predetermined time interval to identify a source of heat generation in the critical thermal group.

US Pat. No. 10,231,364

FLUIDLY COOLED POWER ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLIES HAVING A THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR

1. A power electronics assembly comprising:a first cooling chip fluidly coupled to a second cooling chip, wherein the first cooling chip and the second cooling chip each comprise:
a cooling chip fluid inlet;
a cooling chip fluid outlet; and
one or more cooling chip fluid channels extending between and fluidly coupled to the cooling chip fluid inlet and the cooling chip fluid outlet;
a semiconductor device positioned between and thermally coupled to the first cooling chip and the second cooling chip; and
a thermo-electric; generator positioned between and thermally coupled to the first cooling chip and the second cooling chip, wherein the first cooling chip is positioned between the thermo-electric generator and a micropump layer in a stacked arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,231,363

MODULAR COOLING APPARATUS FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE DIRECT-CURRENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A modular cooling apparatus for a high-voltage direct-current transmission system, the apparatus comprising:a housing forming an external shape and having an internal space;
external couplers disposed through an inclined surface, which is inclined downward at a lower portion of a front of the housing, and configured to be connected with cooling water hoses;
a heat sink disposed in the internal space, and having a cooling water channel disposed therein, wherein one or more heat sources are mounted on an external surface of the heat sink and the cooling water channel is disposed adjacent to the one or more heat sources; and
internal couplers respectively disposed at an inlet and an outlet of the cooling water channel and respectively connected to the external couplers through respective internal connection pipes,
wherein the inclined surface is disposed between and respectively connected with the front and a bottom of the housings,
wherein the heat sink is disposed on an outer side of a support plate erected in the internal space, and the inlet and the outlet of the cooling water channel are formed at a lower end of the heat sink adjacent to a bottom of the internal space, and
wherein a hole is formed through a side of the housing that faces the heat sink and a louver plate is disposed over the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,231,362

HAZARD WARNING SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A flooring element for a raised floor comprising one or more removable flooring panels and a supporting structure and having a load bearing surface, the flooring element comprising:a roll of flexible material sheet mounted to the raised floor, the roll of flexible material sheet being operable, after removal of an overlying flooring panel to reveal an opening to a sub-floor void, for extending from the roll of flexible material sheet and for affixing to an attachment point at an opposite side of the opening to the sub-floor void so as to substantially cover the opening and provide a warning after removal of the overlaying flooring panel, wherein the roll of flexible material sheet when deployed is bowed upwards responsive to pressure of conditioned air in the sub-floor void so as to provide increased visibility and an enhanced warning effect.

US Pat. No. 10,231,361

FAN SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A device, comprising:a rack system, the rack system comprising:
a server, the server being mounted on the rack system;
a bus bar, the server being powered by the bus bar, the bus bar running the height of the rack system, the server plugged directly into the bus bar via a hot-pluggable assembly;
a plurality of rack side pairs;
a power shelf being inserted in a middle portion of the rack system to energize the bus bar, the power shelf being inserted into one of the plurality of rack side pairs, the plurality of rack side pairs capable of accepting a plurality of power shelves; and
a fan system, the fan system being connected to the rack system, the fan system comprising:
a fan tray comprising a fan board, the fan tray connected to the bus bar via a cable, the fan tray connected to the rack system via a hinge and capable of being rotated open or closed around the hinge, the fan tray capable of fitting a plurality of fans, each of the plurality of fans connected to the fan board via a respective fan board connector, wherein any of the plurality of fans or the fan tray is removable from the rack system while the server is active, wherein each of the plurality of fans has a fan handle, and is removed from the fan tray by holding the fan handle and pushing a latch up,
wherein, while the fan tray in an open position, the fan tray is capable of being vertically lifted off from the hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,231,360

DUAL-MODE PASSIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A heat sink cell comprising:a first reservoir having a first volume of space;
a first material stored in the first volume of space, the first material providing a first heat sink thermal operating range for the transfer of heat;
a second reservoir having a second volume of space and an opening to the second volume of space;
a second material stored in the second volume of space; and
a shape memory alloy (SMA) coupled to and closing the opening of the second reservoir, the SMA being responsive to a temperature change of the first material to automatically open the opening so that the first material or the second material spontaneously pass through the opening to cause an endothermic reaction or an exothermic reaction between the first material and the second material to create a second heat sink thermal operating range different from the first heat sink thermal operating range, wherein:
the first heat sink thermal operating range being a function of temperatures of thermal operating limits of an external object;
the second heat sink thermal operating range being a function of temperatures at or near a range limit of the thermal operating limits of the external object;
the first material acts as a heat sink cell for transfer of heat from the external object to the first material and the first material being in direct contact with the SMA; and
the SMA is positioned within the opening and automatically shrinks within the opening to open the opening at a predetermined activating temperature corresponding to a real-time temperature of the first material, the predetermined activating temperature being a function of a temperature at or near a maximum limit of the thermal operating limits of the external object to provide fail-safe thermal protection to the external object.

US Pat. No. 10,231,359

ACTIVE CONTROL FOR TWO-PHASE COOLING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for coolant control, comprisingmeasuring a coolant state of matter in a heat sink in a heat-generating device by measuring a capacitance of coolant in the heat sink and by determining a vapor quality and void fraction based on the capacitance, wherein the coolant has a phase transition temperature between an ambient temperature and an expected temperature of the heat-generating device;
comparing the coolant state of matter to a threshold to determine whether coolant flow should be adjusted; and
adjusting coolant flow through the heat sink in accordance with the determination, comprising increasing coolant flow when the determined vapor quality and void fraction indicate a dry-out condition.

US Pat. No. 10,231,358

TRIM COOLING ASSEMBLY FOR COOLING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:a plurality of computing pods, each computing pod comprising:
at least one rack computer system that receives cooling air and outputs exhaust air, wherein heat is transferred from at least one heat-producing component of the at least one rack computer system to the cooling air to generate exhaust air;
a chiller-less air cooling system configured to provide cooling air to the rack computer system, the chiller-less air cooling system comprising:
a direct evaporative cooling unit configured to evaporate water into received intake air to provide evaporative chilling of the intake air; and
an air handler, downstream of the direct evaporative cooling unit, configured to provide the evaporatively-chilled intake air to the rack computing unit as the cooling air;
an intake air plenum configured to provide intake air to the chiller-less air cooling system of at least one of the computing pods; and
a trim cooling assembly, external to the computing pods and configured to provide intake air to the chiller-less air cooling system of at least one computing pod via the intake air plenum, the trim cooling assembly comprising:
one or more trim cooling units configured to circulate a coolant through coolant lines of the one or more trim cooling units to provide adjustable sensible chilling, wherein the one or more trim cooling units are further configured to be selectively controlled to provide adjustable sensible chilling of ambient air received into the trim cooling assembly to produce the intake air, wherein the one or more trim cooling units are configured to be selectively controlled, based at least in part on one or more measured characteristics of the ambient air, to provide adjustable sensible chilling of the ambient air; andan outlet section configured to provide the intake air to the intake air plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,231,357

TWO-PHASE COOLING WITH AMBIENT COOLED CONDENSOR

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An apparatus for cooling a computer system, comprising:a closed primary liquid cooling loop that includes
an evaporator configured to cool at least a component of the computer system;
an ambient cooled condenser connected to the evaporator;
a first pump to provide a coolant flow within the closed primary liquid cooling loop;
a movable diaphragm in the ambient cooled condenser configured to maintain a selected pressure in the closed primary liquid cooling loop; and
a controller responsive to changes in outdoor ambient conditions and an amount of heat dissipated by the computer system and configured to dynamically adjust the pump and movable diaphragm in response to change a pressure of a primary coolant to change a saturation temperature within the closed primary liquid cooling loop.

US Pat. No. 10,231,356

COLD PLATE

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a cold plate, comprising:stamping an interface plate from sheet metal, wherein the interface plate is configured for arrangement on an electronics assembly, wherein the interface plate comprises a plurality of active areas arranged for alignment over respective heat-generating portions of the electronics assembly and non-active areas between the active areas;
affixing a plurality of cooling fins to the interface plate at each of the plurality of active areas, wherein affixing the plurality of cooling fins to the interface plate comprises brazing the plurality of cooling fins to the interface plate;
stamping an opposing plate from sheet metal;
joining edges of the interface and opposing plates, wherein edges of the interface plate and the opposing plate form a plenum therebetween, wherein the plenum defines a cooling fluid flow axis from a first end of the plenum to a second end of the plenum, wherein the plenum includes active plenum volumes aligned with the active areas of the interface plate and non-active plenum volumes aligned with the non-active areas of the interface plate, wherein a first width of the active plenum volumes in a first transverse direction to the cooling fluid flow axis is larger than a second width of the non-active plenum volumes in the first transverse direction, and wherein the surfaces of the cooling fins are arranged along the cooling fluid flow axis.

US Pat. No. 10,231,354

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. 10,231,353

PATCH PANEL ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A rack comprising:a plurality of rack slots configured to accept installation or removal of computing devices in the rack slots;
a patch panel assembly mounted in the rack, wherein the patch panel assembly comprises a bracket configured to articulate from a closed position to an open position such that patch cable connectors mounted in an opening in the bracket of the patch panel are accessible; and
a passage configured for routing respective patch cables from respective ones of the rack slots to the patch panel assembly,
wherein the patch panel assembly further comprises a cable management panel configured to guide the respective patch cables connected to the patch cable connectors when the bracket is articulated.

US Pat. No. 10,231,352

ANODIZING RESISTANT COMPONENTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of forming a multi-part enclosure for an electronic device, the multi-part enclosure including at least a first metal section and a second metal section, wherein the multi-part enclosure is characterized as having a width that extends between exterior surfaces of opposing sidewalls of the first and second metal sections, the method comprising:locking together the first metal section and the second metal section in a locked configuration by injection molding a first shot component comprised of a first liquid material into recessed locking members included in the first and second metal sections, wherein the recessed locking members span the width of the multi-part enclosure such that the first liquid material hardens to form a coupling member that locks with the recessed locking members so as to electrically isolate the first metal section from the second metal section, wherein in the locked configuration, a surface of the first shot component is unprotected from an anodization process performed at the exterior surfaces of the opposing sidewalls;
injection molding a second shot component comprised of a second liquid material to cover and protect at least the surface of the first shot component from the anodization process performed at the exterior surfaces of the opposing sidewalls subsequent to the injection molding of the second shot component;
performing the anodization process at the exterior surfaces of the opposing sidewalls corresponding to the second shot component, wherein the first shot component is protected from the anodization process by the second shot component; and
machining the coupling member to form a recess that is capable of carrying an electronic component therein.

US Pat. No. 10,231,350

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first unit having a first electronic member; and
a second unit having a second electronic member, the electronic device being constructed such that the first unit and the second unit are detachable,
wherein
the first unit has a first engageable part and a second engageable part provided separately,
the second unit has a lock mechanism capable of locking the first unit in a state where the first unit is attached to the second unit,
the lock mechanism includes:
an operating member movable between a first position and a second position;
a first engaging member engageable with the first engageable part and movable;
a second engaging member engageable with the second engageable part and movable; and
a drive mechanism configured to engage the first engaging member and the first engageable part and the second engaging member and the second engageable part when the operating member is located at the first position, and configured to release engagement between the first engaging member and the first engageable part and engagement between the second engaging member and the second engageable part when the operating member is located at the second position, and
each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is provided in the second unit so as to protrude to outside from a predetermined surface of the second unit, and is rotatable around a rotating axial center perpendicular to the predetermined surface,
each of the first engageable part and the second engageable part is provided on a predetermined side of the first unit, and is formed such that the first engageable part and the second engageable part are respectively engaged with the first engaging member and the second engaging member when each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is located at a first rotational position, and are respectively disengaged from the first engaging member and the second engaging member when each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is located at a second rotational position,
the operating member is linearly movable between the first position and the second position in a predetermined direction,
the drive mechanism further has:
a first spring configured to bias the operating member toward the first position in the predetermined direction,
the drive mechanism converts the linear movement of the operating member between the first position and the second position into rotation of each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member between the first rotational position and the second rotational position, such that each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is rotated to the first rotational position when the operating member is moved to the first position, and that each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is rotated to the second rotational position when the operating member is moved to the second position,
each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member has an engaging projection that protrudes in a direction perpendicular to the rotating axial center,
each of the first engageable part and the second engageable part has an engagement recess, the engagement recess being engaged with the corresponding engaging projection when each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is located at the first rotational position, and being disengaged from the corresponding engaging projection when each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is located at the second rotational position,
each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is configured to be movable between a first axial center direction position and a second axial center direction position in a rotating axial center direction along the rotating axial center of each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member,
each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member further has a fitting projection at a predetermined position in the rotating axial center direction,
the fitting projection is fitted into a corresponding predetermined recess of the second unit and regulates rotation of the first engaging member and the second engaging member when each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is located at the second axial center direction position and at the second rotational position, and the fitting projection releases the fitting into the corresponding predetermined recess and allows rotation of the corresponding one of the first engaging member and the second engaging member when each of the first engaging member and the second engaging member is located at the first axial center direction position.

US Pat. No. 10,231,349

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel;
a back cover positioned at a rear of the display panel, the back cover including an opening adjacent to a first edge of the display panel;
a frame configured to be attached to a surface, the frame positioned at a rear of the back cover, the frame including a hook inserted into the opening of the back cover; and
a coupling unit placed at the back cover,
wherein the coupling unit is magnetically coupled with the frame,
wherein a first portion of the coupling unit is positioned adjacent to a second edge of the display panel, and
wherein the second edge of the display panel is opposite to the first edge of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,231,348

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE FOR CONNECTOR MODULE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A heat dissipation structure comprising:a connector module; and
a metal member which has a surface area larger than a surface area of the connector module and includes a module fixing part in which the connector module is inserted and fixed, wherein the connector module comprising:
first and second bus bars which are respectively formed by metal plates;
a control board;
an electronic device in electrical communication with each of the control board, the first bus bar, and the second bus bar;
a resin member mounted on the control board, the resin member encloses the electronic device, and the resin member contains a portion of each of the first bus bar and the second bus bar;
a case member which defines an interior and is formed by insulative resin and houses the control board and the resin member therein, the case member having an upper wall that defines an inner surface facing the interior thereof; and
connector parts projecting from and integrally formed with the case member, each of the connector parts is configured to connect to a respective counterpart connector,
wherein the resin member contacts the inner surface on a flat surface, or is exposed from the case member and defines a same surface with the upper wall,
the electronic device is a semiconductor element controlled to be turned on/off for conducting/interrupting between the first and second bus bars and a signal input terminal is provided on the control board and receives a control signal instructing turning-on/off of the semiconductor element,
the control board transmits an on/off signal to a control electrode of the semiconductor element so as to turn on/off the semiconductor element, the case member houses at least the semiconductor element and the control board and partially exposes each of the first and second bus bars and the signal input terminal, and the connector parts are integrally formed with the case member in a manner of respectively covering exposed circumferential peripheries of the first and second bus bars and the signal input terminal, wherein
the connector module includes a heat dissipation part which is a part of the resin member that is exposed outside of the case member, or the heat dissipation part is a wall of the case member which is in contact with the electronic component,
the heat dissipation part is in contact with an inner wall of the module fixing part directly or via a heat conductive member,
the connector parts are integrally formed with the case member in a manner of protruding from the case member,
one end side of each of the first and second bus bars, opposite the other end side thereof molded by the resin member, is exposed from the case member and acts as a terminal of corresponding one of the connector parts, and
one of the electronic devices is arranged on a positive electrode side and the other of the electronic devices is arranged on a negative electrode side on a path flowing current.

US Pat. No. 10,231,347

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a foldable housing; and
a flexible display disposed on one surface of the housing,
wherein the housing comprises a first part, a second part, and a connection unit for connecting the second part to the first part to be relatively movable,
wherein the connection unit comprises a plurality of hinge members extended substantially in parallel to an edge of the first or second part, arranged between the first part and the second part, and forming part of the one surface of the housing,
wherein as the hinge members move relative to each other, the hinge members connect the second part to the first part to enable relative movement of the second part with respect to the first part between a position in which the second part faces the first part and a position in which the second part is level with the first part, and
wherein a partial area of the display corresponding to an arrangement area of the hinge members is transformed according to relative movements of the hinge members.

US Pat. No. 10,231,346

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a transparent back cover disposed at a rear of the display panel;
a first side frame disposed at a first side of the display panel and elongated along the first side, wherein the first side frame comprises a passage opening passing through a first side of the first side frame to a second side of the first side frame and the first side of the first side frame is opposite to the second side of the first side frame;
a cable electrically coupled to the display panel and extended along the first side frame, wherein the cable is passed through the passage opening;
a first side frame cover configured to cover the second side of the first side frame; and
a control unit, wherein the cable is electrically coupled to the control unit disposed at an end of the first side frame.

US Pat. No. 10,231,345

ATTACHMENT APPARATUS AND ATTACHMENT METHOD FOR CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An attachment method for a conductive adhesive, comprising the following steps performed in sequential order:attaching the conductive adhesive to one of electrode regions at two opposite ends of a flexible printed circuit board or a chip on film;
attaching the conductive adhesive to a predetermined region of a printed circuit board, wherein the predetermined region is a region of the printed circuit board to be squeeze connected to the flexible printed circuit board or the chip on film;
squeeze connecting the electrode region of the flexible printed circuit board or the chip on film that is attached with the conductive adhesive to a glass substrate; and
squeeze connecting the electrode region of the flexible printed circuit board or the chip on film that is not attached with the conductive adhesive to the region of the printed circuit board that is attached with the conductive adhesive,
wherein the conductive adhesive attached to the flexible printed circuit board is the same as the conductive adhesive attached to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,231,344

METALLIC INK

APPLIED NANOTECH HOLDINGS...

3. A method of forming a conductive layer comprising:depositing a film containing a plurality of copper nanoparticle structures on a surface of a substrate; and
exposing at least a portion of the film to light to make the exposed portion conductive, so as to form the conductive layer, wherein the exposing at least a portion of the film to light causes at least a portion of the copper nanoparticle structures to fuse together, wherein copper oxides in the copper nanoparticle structures are reduced during the fusion, wherein a loading concentration of copper oxides in the fused film does not exceed 30%, wherein the fused film has a resistivity in a range of about 10?5 ohm-cm to 3×10?6 ohm-cm.

US Pat. No. 10,231,343

METHODS FOR PRODUCING CERAMIC SUBSTRATES AND MODULE COMPONENTS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A method for producing ceramic substrates that are produced by dividing a mother ceramic substrate at a predetermined position into a plurality of ceramic substrates, the method comprising:cutting an unfired mother ceramic substrate that has yet to be fired at a predetermined position from one main surface through to the other main surface to divide the unfired mother ceramic substrate into separate unfired ceramic substrates;
pressing the separate unfired mother ceramic substrates to apply pressure in a direction parallel or substantially parallel to the main surfaces thereof so that cross-sectional end surfaces created in the cutting are joined, combining the separate unfired ceramic substrates into a pressed unfired mother ceramic substrate that is a single unit and includes an end surface junction which is an area resulting from joining the cross-sectional end surfaces;
firing the pressed unfired mother ceramic substrate to form a fired mother ceramic substrate; and
dividing the fired mother ceramic substrate by breaking the fired mother ceramic substrate along the end surface junction to divide the fired mother ceramic substrate into separate fired ceramic substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,231,342

COMPONENT BUILT-IN SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A component built-in substrate comprising:a low fluid member;
a component; and
a multilayer substrate including base material layers made of thermoplastic resin and laminated in a lamination direction; wherein
the component is disposed in the multilayer substrate and includes an uneven portion including a recessed portion and a projected portion on at least one side of the component in the lamination direction;
a melting point of the low fluid member is higher than a fluidization temperature of the base material layers;
on the at least one side of the component, a density of the low fluid member is higher in a first region overlapping the recessed portion of the component than in a second region overlapping the projected portion of the component when viewed in the lamination direction;
the low fluid member includes a conductor pattern facing the component across at least one of the base material layers;
the conductor pattern includes a ground conductor;
the ground conductor does not overlap the projected portion of the component when viewed in the lamination direction; and
the ground conductor overlaps the recessed portion of the component when viewed in the lamination direction.

US Pat. No. 10,231,341

SURFACE MOUNT DEVICE STACKING FOR REDUCED FORM FACTOR

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A packaged module for use in a wireless device, the packaged module comprising:a substrate;
a first die supported by the substrate;
a stacked assembly of surface mount devices including first and second surface mount devices supported by the substrate, and the stacked assembly further including a third surface mount device supported by the first surface mount device and supported by the second surface mount device, the first and second surface mount devices disposed between the substrate and the third surface mount device; and
an overmold which encloses the first die and the stacked assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,231,340

SINGLE REFLOW POWER PIN CONNECTIONS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A system, comprising:a direct bonded copper (DBC) substrate including a ceramic layer and copper traces on a surface of the ceramic layer;
hollow bush rings soldered to the copper traces;
a guide plate having protrusions mated with the bush rings, each of said bush rings having an end at which the wall of the bush ring has multiple raised portions and multiple depressed portions, said end located in a plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the bush ring; and
a vacuum system having air passages positioned in the guide plate and in at least one of the protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,231,339

CIRCUIT BOARD, POWER STORAGE DEVICE, BATTERY PACK, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a substrate;
two conductive lands formed on a surface of the substrate that are opposed to one another;
an electronic component including two electrodes, each electrode corresponding to one of the lands;
at least one insulating protrusion formed on each of the lands in an overlapping region between the respective land and the respective electrode in plan view, such that inner portions of the opposed lands are higher than a remaining portion of the lands; and
a solder that bonds the electronic component to the land, the solder being formed between the electrode and the land in the overlapping region in a normal direction to the surface of the substrate,
wherein the insulating protrusions include a resist layer.

US Pat. No. 10,231,338

METHODS OF FORMING TRENCHES IN PACKAGES STRUCTURES AND STRUCTURES FORMED THEREBY

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A microelectronic package structure comprising:a first die disposed on a first substrate;
at least one interconnect structure disposed on an edge region of the first substrate;
a molding compound disposed on a portion of the first substrate and on the first die;
an opening in the molding compound located in the edge region of the first substrate, wherein the at least one interconnect structure is disposed therein; and
a trench opening in the molding compound, wherein the trench opening is located between the at least one interconnect structure and the first die, wherein the trench opening includes a metal stiffener, wherein an interconnect structure of a second substrate is coupled to the at least one interconnect structure disposed on the first substrate, and wherein the second substrate is in contact with the molding compound.

US Pat. No. 10,231,337

FOLDED PRINTED CIRCUIT ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

Inertial Sense, Inc., Sa...

1. A method for assembling a printed circuit assembly, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining a first printed circuit board electrically coupled with a second printed circuit board along at least one flexible coupling member, wherein the first printed circuit board comprises a rigid, printed circuit board having a flexibility less than a flexibility of the flexible coupling member, wherein the second printed circuit board comprises a rigid, printed circuit board having a flexibility less than the flexibility of the flexible coupling member, wherein the first printed circuit board comprises a first plurality of electrical components, and wherein the second printed circuit board comprises a second plurality of electrical components;
applying an adhesive barrier to at least one of the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board;
applying a first adhesive layer to at least one of the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board, wherein the first adhesive layer forms a layer along each electrical component of the at least one of the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board, wherein the step of applying an adhesive barrier is performed before the step of applying a first adhesive layer to at least one of the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board, wherein the adhesive barrier defines an enclosed perimeter, and wherein the step of applying a first adhesive layer to at least one of the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board comprises pouring a liquid adhesive into the adhesive barrier; and
stacking the first printed circuit board relative to the second printed circuit board to form a stacked, printed circuit assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,231,336

PRINTED WIRING BOARD FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:a first conductor layer forming an inner conductor layer;
a second conductor layer forming a first outermost conductor layer on a first side of the first conductor layer;
a third conductor layer forming a second outermost conductor layer on a second side of the first conductor layer on an opposite side with respect to the first side of the first conductor layer;
a plurality of insulating layers including a first insulating layer formed between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer and a second insulating layer formed between the first conductor layer and the third conductor layer;
a plurality of first via conductors formed in the first insulating layer such that the plurality of first via conductors is connecting the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer; and
a plurality of second via conductors formed in the second insulating layer such that the plurality of second via conductors is connecting the first conductor layer and the third conductor layer,
wherein the first conductor layer is formed such that the first conductor layer has a thickness that is greater than a thickness of the second conductor layer and greater than a thickness of the third conductor layer, the second conductor layer includes a plurality of component mounting pads positioned to mount an electronic component on the second conductor layer and formed such that each of the component mounting pads is extending outside a component mounting region corresponding to a projection region of the electronic component, and the plurality of first via conductors includes a first set of the first via conductors connected to the component mounting pads and formed directly underneath the component mounting region and a second set of the first via conductors connected to the component mounting pads and formed on an outer side of the component mounting region.

US Pat. No. 10,231,335

ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH EMBEDDED JUMPER CONDUCTOR

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. An electronic module, comprising;a wiring layer supported by a first substrate and having multiple conducting lines,
a component with more than one contact terminal electrically connected to the conducting lines of the wiring layer,
a jumper element completely embedded in the first substrate at a position separated from the component by the first substrate, said jumper element having a supporting substrate supporting at least one jumper conductor, and the at least one jumper conductor being electrically connected to the wiring layer and positioned to allow the path of at least one conducting line to cross the jumper conductor without contacting the jumper conductor,
wherein the jumper element and the component are embedded in the substrate at the same distance from the wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 10,231,334

MULTI-STACKED ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DEFECT-FREE SOLDER CONNECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A multi-stacked electronic device, comprising:first, second and third electronic components positioned in a stack, the first electronic component being positioned above the second and third electronic components in said stack, said second electronic component being positioned beneath the first and third electronic components in said stack, and the third electronic component being positioned between the first and second components in said stack;
the first electronic component including a lateral, outside downwardly extending first leadframe, the second electronic component including a lateral, upwardly extending second leadframe, the second leadframe extending upwardly, laterally inside of, and vertically overlapping with, the first leadframe, wherein the first and second leadframes include respective vertically overlapping portions, and the first leadframe including a lower portion spaced from said overlapping portions and defining a solder connection region for soldering the stacked electronic device to a soldering surface,
a joint directly between and physically joining together the overlapping portions of the first and second leadframes, with the third electronic component positioned between the first and second electronic components, and wherein the joint is located outside the solder connection region.

US Pat. No. 10,231,333

COPPER INTERCONNECT FOR PTH COMPONENTS ASSEMBLY

Flextronics AP, LLC., Br...

1. An apparatus comprising an aperture on an electronic board,wherein the aperture contains an amount of conductive copper nanoparticles dispersed in a solvent, wherein the aperture contains a plated area extending the entire depth of the aperture that is void of the conductive copper nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 10,231,331

MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD AND PROBE CARD HAVING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer wiring board comprising:a multilayer body comprising a plurality of insulating layers laminated together;
a first outer electrode located on a first main outermost surface of the multilayer body;
a second outer electrode located on a second main outermost surface of the multilayer body that is opposite from the first main outermost surface of the multilayer body;
a first via conductor provided within the multilayer body and connected at one end to the first outer electrode;
a first wiring layer including a line-shaped first in-plane conductor directly connected to another end of the first via conductor;
a second via conductor provided within the multilayer body on a surface of the first in-plane conductor on the opposite side from a surface of the first in-plane conductor connected to the first via conductor, in a position distanced from the first via conductor by a predetermined distance in a direction orthogonal to a layering direction of the multilayer body, one end of the second via conductor being connected to the first in-plane conductor;
a second wiring layer including a line-shaped second in-plane conductor connected to another end of the second via conductor;
a third via conductor provided within the multilayer body on a surface of the second in-plane conductor on the opposite side from a surface of the second in-plane conductor connected to the second via conductor, in a position distanced from the second via conductor by a predetermined distance in a direction orthogonal to a layering direction of the multilayer body, one end of the third via conductor being connected to the second in-plane conductor;
a fourth via conductor provided within the multilayer body and connected at one end to the second outer electrode;
a third wiring layer including a third line-shaped portion of a third in-plane conductor directly connected to another end of the fourth via conductor; and
a fifth via conductor provided within the multilayer body on a surface of the third in-plane conductor on the opposite side from a surface of the third in-plane conductor connected to the fourth via conductor, in a position distanced from the fourth via conductor by a predetermined distance in a direction orthogonal to a layering direction of the multilayer body, one end of the fifth via conductor being connected to the third in-plane conductor,
wherein the first in-plane conductor comprises a first portion that is in contact with the first via conductor and disposed immediately above the first via conductor, a second portion that is in contact with the second via conductor and disposed immediately below the second via conductor, and a first line-shaped portion connecting the first portion and the second portion,
the second in-plane conductor comprises a third portion that is in contact with the second via conductor and disposed immediately above the second via conductor, a fourth portion that is in contact with the third via conductor and disposed immediately below the third via conductor, and a second line-shaped portion connecting the third portion and the fourth portion,
the third in-plane conductor comprises a fifth portion that is in contact with the fourth via conductor and disposed immediately below the fourth via conductor, a sixth portion that is in contact with the fifth via conductor and disposed immediately above the fifth via conductor, and the third line-shaped portion connecting the fifth portion and the sixth portion,
when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the first main outermost surface of the multilayer body, a line width of the first line-shaped portion of the first in-plane conductor is narrower than a line width of the second line-shaped portion of the second in-plane conductor, and
when viewed in the direction perpendicular to the first main outermost surface of the multilayer body, a line width of the third line-shaped portion of the third in-plane conductor is narrower than the line width of the second line-shaped portion of the second in-plane conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,231,328

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT STRUCTURES INCLUDING CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT CONNECTED TO LOAD MEASUREMENT LEAD

KARDIUM INC., Burnaby (C...

1. A flexible circuit structure comprising:at least one nonconductive flexible layer comprising an electrically insulative material; and
one or more conductive flexible circuit layers proximate the at least one nonconductive flexible layer, each of the one or more conductive flexible circuit layers comprising an electrically conductive material, wherein the one or more conductive flexible circuit layers comprises or comprise:
a plurality of electrical loads electrically connected in series by a plurality of electrical-connection-arrangements, each electrical-connection-arrangement electrically connecting a respective adjacent pair of electrical loads of the plurality of electrical loads; and
a plurality of electrical-load-measurement leads, each electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of electrical loads,
wherein a first electrical-connection-arrangement of the plurality of electrical-connection-arrangements spans a first distance between a first respective adjacent pair of electrical loads of the plurality of electrical loads, and a second electrical-connection arrangement of the plurality of electrical-connection-arrangements spans a second distance between a second respective adjacent pair of electrical loads of the plurality of electrical loads,
wherein the first electrical-connection-arrangement is electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of electrical-load-measurement leads, and
wherein the second electrical-connection-arrangement is electrically connected to a greater number of the plurality of electrical-load-measurement leads than the number of the plurality of electrical-load-measurement leads connected to by the first electrical-connection-arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,231,327

OPTICAL MODULE AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. An optical module comprising:an optical subassembly including one or a plurality of optical elements;
a printed circuit board including a control circuit for controlling the one or plurality of optical elements;
a connection substrate for connecting the optical subassembly and the printed circuit board,
wherein the connection substrate has a first surface and a second surface, and includes:
a first signal line conductor strip disposed on one of the first surface and the second surface;
a first ground conductor layer disposed on the other of the first surface and the second surface, overlapped with the first signal line conductor strip, and formed to spread further outward on both sides of the first signal line conductor strip; and
a first connection portion connected to one of the printed circuit board and the optical subassembly on the second surface,
wherein the first connection portion includes:
a first signal line pad portion disposed on the first surface;
a first ground pad portion disposed adjacent to the first signal line pad portion on the first surface;
a second signal line pad portion disposed on the second surface and electrically connected to the first signal line pad portion; and
a second ground pad portion disposed adjacent to the second signal line pad portion on the second surface and electrically connected to the first ground pad portion,
wherein the first signal line conductor strip is physically in contact with one of the first signal line pad portion and the second signal line pad portion, being disposed on the one of the first surface and the second surface,
wherein the ground conductor layer is physically in contact with one of the first ground pad portion and the second ground pad portion, being disposed on the other of the first surface and the second surface,
wherein the connection substrate includes a gap portion electrically isolating from the ground conductor layer the other of the first signal line pad portion and the second signal line pad portion, being disposed on the other of the first surface and the second surface, and
wherein a distance between the first signal line pad portion and the first ground pad portion in a first region is narrower than that in a second region that is farther from an inner end portion on the gap portion side than the first region in plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,231,326

FLEXIBLE PRINT CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A flexible print circuit board, on a cross section thereof, comprising at least two waveform structures disposed at two opposite sides of a flat portion, wherein, the flat portion is configured for positioning a semiconductor chip to be mounted, each of the at least two waveform structures comprises a plurality of wave structure units on the cross section which are substantially equal in width in a direction paralleled with the flat portion, the plurality of discontinuous wave structure units are configured to buffer an external force,wherein, at a same side of the semiconductor chip to be mounted, the width of each of the wave structure units is smaller than a width of a portion of the flat portion configured to be uncovered by the semiconductor chip to be mounted, in the direction parallel with the flat portion,
wherein, surface of the flat portion facing away from the semiconductor chip to be mounted is located in a plane, a part of each of the wave structure units is at a side of the plane opposite to the semiconductor chip to be mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,231,325

PLACEMENT OF VIAS IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CIRCUITS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) device comprising:a first trace on a first layer;
a second trace on a second layer, wherein the second trace is electrically isolated from the first trace;
a first trace via including a first pad on the first layer, wherein the first pad is electrically connected to the first trace;
a second trace via including a second pad on the second layer, wherein the second pad is electrically connected to the second trace;
at least one antipad surrounding the first trace via and the second trace via;
a first ground via electrically connected to a ground plane, wherein the first ground via includes a first ground pad on the first layer positioned between and surrounded by the first trace and the second trace, and wherein the first ground pad is approximately centered on a perpendicular bisector of a line from the first pad to the second pad;
a second ground via electrically connected to the ground plane, wherein the second ground via includes a second ground pad; and
a third ground via electrically connected to the ground plane, wherein the third ground via includes a third ground pad, wherein the second ground pad and the third ground pad are approximately symmetrically positioned about the perpendicular bisector, and wherein each ground pad of the second ground pad and the third ground pad is approximately centered on the line from the first pad to the second pad.

US Pat. No. 10,231,324

STAGGERED POWER STRUCTURE IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK (PDN)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An integrated device comprising:a first metal layer comprising a first set of regions and a first plurality of third regions, the first set of regions comprising a first netlist structure for a power distribution network (PDN) of the integrated device, the first netlist structure configured to distribute a first power signal, wherein the first netlist structure comprises a first set of interconnects, a first set of active elements and/or a first set of passive elements that form a first circuit for the integrated device; and
a second metal layer comprising a second set of regions and a second plurality of third regions, the second set of regions comprising a second netlist structure for the PDN of the integrated device, the second netlist structure configured to distribute a second power signal, wherein the second netlist structure comprises a second set of interconnects, a second set of active elements and/or a second set of passive elements that form a second circuit for the integrated device;
wherein the first plurality of third regions from the first metal layer and the second plurality of third regions from the second metal layer, define a third set of regions comprising a third netlist structure configured to provide a ground,
wherein a region, from first plurality of third regions, on the first metal layer is located laterally between first regions from the first set of regions that includes the first netlist structure configured to distribute the first power signal,
wherein another region, from the second plurality of third regions, on the second metal layer is located laterally between second regions from the second set of regions that includes the second netlist structure configured to distribute the second power signal.

US Pat. No. 10,231,323

PRINTED CIRCUIT BODY

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A printed circuit body comprising:a metal member electrically connected with a connected body;
an insulator layer providing insulation properties; and
a conductor layer formed across the metal member and the insulator layer and electrically connected with the metal member, wherein
the metal member and the insulator layer are positioned such that a metal-member side connected surface of the metal member on which the conductor layer is provided and an insulator-layer side connected surface of the insulator layer on which the conductor layer is provided are positioned at an identical plane, wherein
the metal member includes a recess formed in a depth equivalent to a thickness of the insulator layer, and the metal-member side connected surface and the insulator-layer side connected surface are positioned at an identical plane with an end part of the insulator layer being housed in the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,231,322

HOMOLOGOUS DUAL-ENERGY ACCELERATOR AND ACCELERATOR THERAPY DEVICE

Suzhou Linatech Medical S...

1. A homologous dual-energy accelerator, comprising an electron emitting device and an accelerating device, wherein the electron emitting device is located at the input end of the accelerating device, and electrons generated by the electron emitting device are emitted from the output end of the accelerating device after being accelerated by the accelerating device; the homologous dual-energy accelerator further comprises at least one separation deflection device which is arranged on the output end side of the accelerating device and used for changing the motion trail of partial electrons among the electrons accelerated by the accelerating device;wherein the separation deflection device comprises:
at least one group of separation deflection coil assembly, arranged on the outlet side of the accelerating device, and used for deflecting the motion direction of part of electrons among the electrons emitted from the accelerating device; and
at least one group of deflection coil assembly, arranged on the motion path of electrons deflected from the motion trail by the separation deflection coil assembly, so that the motion trail of the electrons is deflected again;
wherein the motion trail of electrons deflected by the deflection coil assembly is parallel to that of electrons not deflected from the original motion trail.

US Pat. No. 10,231,321

STATE-BASED ADJUSTMENT OF POWER AND FREQUENCY

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A system comprising:a primary generator for coupling to an electrode, wherein the primary generator includes a primary power supply for supplying a primary radio frequency (RF) signal to the electrode, wherein the primary generator further includes a primary automatic frequency control (AFC) to provide a primary frequency input to the primary power supply when a pulsed signal is in a first state, wherein the primary AFC of is coupled to the primary power supply;
a secondary generator for coupling to the electrode, wherein the secondary generator includes a secondary power supply for supplying a secondary RF signal to the electrode, wherein the secondary generator includes a first secondary AFC to provide a first secondary frequency input to the secondary power supply when the pulsed signal is in the first state, wherein the secondary generator includes a second secondary AFC to provide a second secondary frequency input to the secondary power supply when the pulsed signal is in a second state, wherein the first and second secondary AFCs are coupled to the secondary power supply, wherein the first secondary and second secondary frequency inputs are provided to the secondary power supply to generate the secondary RF signal that is pulsed between a first secondary frequency level and a second secondary frequency level, wherein the secondary power supply pulses the secondary RF signal between the first secondary and the second secondary frequency levels without waiting for a change in the primary frequency input, wherein the first secondary frequency level is different from the second secondary frequency level; and
a digital pulsing source for generating the pulsed signal, wherein the digital pulsing source is coupled to the primary generator and the secondary generator.

US Pat. No. 10,231,320

PROCESSING MACHINE INCLUDING ELECTRIC DISCHARGER

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A processing machine comprising:an electric discharger to remove static electricity from a charged work piece or charged machining chips;
a movement means that moves the electric discharger;
an imaging device that captures a state of the charged workpiece or the charged machining chips; and
a controller configured to:
determine a location needing removal of the static electricity from information captured by the imaging device,
control the movement means to move the electric discharger to the location, and
control the electric discharger to remove the static electricity,
wherein the imaging device is mounted on the movement means.

US Pat. No. 10,231,319

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load, the load control device comprising:a load current measurement circuit configured to generate a load current feedback signal representative of a magnitude of a load current conducted through the electrical load;
a load voltage measurement circuit configured to generate a load voltage feedback signal representative of a magnitude of a load voltage produced across the electrical load;
a control circuit configured to:
determine the magnitude of the load current conducted through the electrical load from the load current feedback signal;
adjust the magnitude of the load current conducted through the electrical load in response to the load voltage feedback signal;
determine the magnitude of a load voltage produced across the electrical load from the load voltage feedback signal;
limit adjustment of the magnitude of the load current conducted when the magnitude of the load voltage is greater than a first threshold; and
subsequently begin to adjust the magnitude of the load current when the magnitude of the load voltage is less than a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,231,318

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE SWITCHING ON OF LIGHTS

1. A method for controlling a switching on of lights emitted from a plurality of lighting devices which are electrically connected, comprising:arranging the plurality of lighting devices in an environment;
acquiring a sequence of images of the environment in which the plurality of lighting devices is disposed;
during acquisition of the sequence of images, switching on each lighting device according to a different sequence, wherein said sequence allows each lighting device to be uniquely identified;
analyzing the sequence of images to determine a spatial position of each lighting device in the environment; and
determining a sequence, with which to switch on the lighting devices, so as to cause the lighting devices to emit lights according to a lighting program, said lighting program causing the switching on of the lights according to a predetermined spatial order,
wherein at least N images of the lighting devices are acquired, where N is the smallest integer number that meets an equation
S?N>=L,
with L being a number of the lighting devices and S a number of distinguishable states that can be taken by each lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,317

DIGITAL LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDING POWER AND COMMUNICATION VIA EXISTING POWER WIRING

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A controller for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load by a load control device, the controller comprising:a controllably conductive device adapted to be coupled in series electrical connection between the AC power source and the load control device; and
a control circuit coupled to the controllably conductive device for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive each half-cycle of the AC power source to generate a phase-control voltage, the control circuit operable to render the controllably conductive device conductive for a portion of each half-cycle of the AC power source;
wherein the control circuit is operable to transmit a digital message to the load control device for controlling the power delivered to the load by encoding digital information in timing edges of the phase-control voltage, the phase-control voltage having at least one timing edge in each half-cycle of the AC power source when the control circuit is transmitting the digital message to the load control device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,316

COMMUNICATION VIA A POWER WAVEFORM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of controlling an apparatus based on analysis of an input power waveform supplied to the apparatus, comprising:demodulating a plurality of incoming data packets from the input power waveform;
determining whether N data packets of said plurality of incoming data packets are the same, wherein N is a positive integer greater than 1 having a dynamic value that depends on the input power waveform;
controlling at least one aspect of the apparatus based on said N data packets only after said determining step has determined that said N data packets were the same; and
wherein the value of N varies in response to a change in a type of data packet being carried by the input power waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,231,315

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL DEVICE, AND LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL SYSTEM

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device that is coupled to a light source, the semiconductor device comprising:a signal processing unit that is coupled to an interface module and transmits and receives a command signal to increase or decrease illumination intensity of the light source; and
a deterioration detector that detects deterioration of the interface module based on whether or not change timing of a signal representing data of the command signal received by the interface module falls within a predetermined first interval, and determines a degree of deterioration of the interface module by determining in which second interval of a plurality of predetermined second intervals the change timing of the signal falls into, wherein each of the predetermined second intervals is associated with a corresponding degree of deterioration.

US Pat. No. 10,231,314

POWER SPLITTER FOR A VARIABLE NUMBER OF LOADS AND POWER SPLITTING METHOD

PHILIP LIGHTING HOLDING B...

1. A power splitter for a variable number of loads, comprising:a plurality of ports, to each of which a load is connectable,
a power unit arranged for receiving power from an external power supply and for supplying power to the plurality of ports,
a control unit arranged for detecting, during operation, which of the ports is populated by a load, and for determining a total amount of power required for powering the loads populating the ports,
wherein the control unit is further arranged for communicating to the power supply a power request based on the determined total amount of required power, wherein the control unit is further arranged for detecting a signal representative of a resistance of a first sense resistor, the resistance of the first sense resistor being indicative of the power demand of the load, wherein the load is a lamp comprising at least one LED, the first sense resistor being disposed in the lamp and in parallel with the LED,
wherein the power unit is further configured to apply a sense voltage to the first sense resistor, and wherein the sense voltage is below a voltage required to illuminate the LED or is a negative voltage with respect to the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,231,313

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING OCCUPANCY DETERMINATION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A motion sensor comprising:a motion sensing element;
a storage unit storing a plurality of respective sensor values sampled with a first/granularity time period from said motion sensing element;
a quantization element producing quantized values of said plurality of sensor values; and
a processing unit:
determining a representative value of said collected stored quantized values; and
storing said representative value of said collected stored quantized values, said representative value of said collected stored quantized values being stored for a second/transmit time period, wherein the second/transmit time period is greater than the first/granularity time period.

US Pat. No. 10,231,312

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

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a power converter configured to convert input power to be output to a light source;
a controller configured to control an output of the power converter; and
a main body for housing therein at least the power converter and the controller,
the controller including
a first inputter configured to receive a first measuring value from a first temperature sensor for sensing a temperature inside the main body, and
a second inputter configured to receive a second measuring value from a second temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the light source,
the controller being configured to control the output of the power converter so as to suppress a value of the output of the power converter in accordance with a first predefined manner over a predefined temperature range when determining that both of the first measuring value and the second measuring value are a normal value and any one of the first measuring value and the second measuring value exceeds a prescribed threshold, and
the controller being configured to control the output of the power converter in accordance with a second predefined manner over the predefined temperature range different from the first predefined manner when determining that at least one of the first measuring value and the second measuring value is an abnormal value.

US Pat. No. 10,231,311

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY AND OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

OSRAM OLED GMBH, Regensb...

10. An optoelectronic assembly, comprising:at least one component string having at least one section, wherein the section comprises at least one light emitting diode element,
a driver circuit electrically coupled to the component string and serving for supplying the component string with electrical energy,
a first switch for interrupting the supply of the component string with energy,
a second switch for electrically coupling an input of the section of the component string to an output of the section of the component string, wherein the section is short-circuited via the electrical coupling of the input to the output by means of the second switch,
a current measuring unit for detecting a maximum value of an electrical discharge current which flows via the electrical coupling of the section,
wherein the maximum value of the discharge current is the quotient of the sum of the threshold voltages of light emitting diode elements which are intact and the sum of an electrode resistance of all the light emitting diode elements,
an evaluation unit, which is configured to determine, depending on the detected maximum value, whether the section of the component string has a short circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,231,310

MODULE FOR LIGHTING MEANS WITH COMBINED SECONDARY-SIDE MEASUREMENT SIGNAL DETECTION

1. A module for operating at least one lighting means with at least one electrically insulating barrier which isolates a primary side, which can be supplied originating from a mains voltage supply, from a secondary side of the module,wherein a control circuit and a passive circuit are located on the secondary side, wherein the passive circuit is connected to a single input of the control circuit and comprises at least two measuring resistors, at least one of which is connected in series to a capacitor,
wherein the input is selectively switchable via a switch of the control circuit,
wherein, after a switching of the switch, the control circuit is designed to detect at the input at least two measurement signals with a time interval, which are dependent upon the degree of charging of the capacitor,
wherein, at every time of detection, at least one measuring resistor of the passive circuit is connected to a further resistor to form a voltage splitter, and
wherein the control circuit is designed to detect at least one first measurement signal when the capacitor is charged, and to detect at least one second measurement signal when the capacitor is discharged.

US Pat. No. 10,231,309

CONTROLLED COLOR LIGHT SOURCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A light source, comprising:at least two semiconductor light-emitting elements, the semiconductor light-emitting elements emitting light of different color;
a light guide into which the light is, at least partially, injected, the light guide being configured so that the light exits laterally from the light guide, the light guide having a longitudinal extension and an end face;
a light sensor arranged to receive the light injected by the semiconductor light-emitting elements into the light guide and laterally exiting therefrom, wherein the light sensor is spaced along the longitudinal extension by a distance of between the light sensor and the end face; and
an electronic control unit configured to accumulate sensor signals from the light sensor over an integration time interval of the brightness, determine a difference by comparing the accumulated signals with a target value or target range, change the brightness of the semiconductor light-emitting elements in response to the difference, and change the integration time interval in response to either the difference or a change in the target value or target range;
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to respond to the change in the target value or target range by pre-adjusting the brightness based on stored values and by subsequently adjusting a color location based on the difference between the sensor signals and the target value or target range.

US Pat. No. 10,231,308

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAINTAINING THE ILLUMINATION INTENSITY OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

Luminator Holding LP, Pl...

1. A circuit comprising:a voltage source;
a light-emitting diode (LED) having a desired minimal intensity level associated therewith, the desired minimal intensity level being correlated to a pre-defined LED set-point temperature;
a thermal sensor in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED;
wherein, responsive to a sensed temperature greater than the pre-defined LED set-point temperature, current supplied to the LED is increased in a step-wise manner from an original current level to an increased current level; and
wherein, responsive to a sensed temperature less than a second pre-defined LED temperature, current supplied to the LED is decreased in a step-wise manner from the increased current level to the original current level, the second pre-defined LED temperature being less that the pre-defined LED set-point temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,231,307

LOAD CURRENT CONTROL CIRCUIT

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A system for operating one or more light emitting devices, comprising:a voltage regulator including a voltage feedback input receiving input from a voltage divider network electrically coupled to cathodes of the one or more light emitting devices, the voltage regulator in electrical communication with an input of a current controlling device and the cathodes of the one or more light emitting devices, the voltage regulator including an error amplifier; and
a current sensing device positioned in a current path through which a current passes through the one or more light emitting devices, the current sensing device in electrical communication with a controller different than the voltage regulator, the controller including instructions to adjust light intensity of the one or more light emitting devices,
where the voltage feedback input is in direct electrical communication with an electrical node positioned between the one or more light emitting devices and a variable resistor, and where the variable resistor is positioned upstream of the current sensing device in the current path.

US Pat. No. 10,231,306

LIGHTING CONTROLLER, A LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting controller, comprising:a detector adapted to detect an output voltage of a power source, said power source being configured to provide power to a lighting unit via a lighting driver;
a controlling unit, coupled to the lighting driver and configured to:
switch an up-converter between the power source and the lighting driver to boost an output voltage from the power source to the lighting driver, in a first condition;
bypass said up-converter in a second condition; control the lighting driver to deliver a constant power to the lighting unit regardless of power consumption of the power source by the lighting driver, before the detected output voltage decreases to less than a first threshold; and control the lighting driver to deliver a gradually reduced power to the lighting unit after the detected output voltage decreases to less than the first threshold;
wherein said first condition comprises operation of the lighting device during a first threshold; and
wherein said second condition comprises operation of the lighting device during a remaining part of the night other than the initial part, and wherein the initial part of the night comprises evening till or before mid-night, and the remaining part of the night comprises mid-night till dawn.

US Pat. No. 10,231,305

WHITE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A white light source system configured to be capable of reproducing white light of a color temperature on a locus of blackbody radiation, and white light of a correlated color temperature with a deviation from the locus of the blackbody radiation,wherein P(?), B(?) and V(?) satisfy an equation (1) below in a wavelength range in which ? is 380 nm to 780 nm, and the white light source system satisfies an expression (2) below in a wavelength range of 400 nm to 495 nm:

where P(?) is a light emission spectrum of the white light emitted from the white light source system, B(?) is a light emission spectrum of blackbody radiation of a color temperature correspond to a color temperature of the white light, and V(?) is a spectrum of a spectral luminous efficiency.

US Pat. No. 10,231,304

HABITAT CONTROL SYSTEM

Current USA, Inc., Vista...

1. A system for controlling and recognizing habitat components comprising:a main controller comprising a processor configured to execute program instructions, memory storing a first set of program instructions as well as information associated with a set of habitat components;
a first manifold comprising a plurality of ports, wherein a first one of the plurality of ports is electrically coupled to a first habitat component from the set of habitat components, and a second one of the plurality of ports is electrically coupled to the main controller; and
a second manifold in communication with the main controller via the first manifold, wherein the second manifold comprises a plurality of ports, wherein one of the plurality of ports is electrically coupled to a second habitat component from the set of habitat components;
wherein upon coupling of the first habit component to the first manifold, the processor of the main controller is configured to recognize an identity of the first habit component according to the information associated with the set of habitat components, and execute one or more program instructions from the first set of program instructions to control operation of the first habit component; and
wherein upon coupling of the second habitat component to the second manifold, the processor of the main controller is configured to recognize an identity of the second habitat component according to the information associated with the set of habitat components, and execute one or more program instructions from the first set of instructions to control an operation of the second habitat component.

US Pat. No. 10,231,303

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP RECEIVING CONTACTLESS BURNING SIGNAL AND SYSTEM FOR THE SAME AND BURNING ADDRESS METHOD FOR THE SAME

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A light emitting diode lamp receiving a contactless burning signal and comprising:at least a light emitting diode; and
a light emitting diode driving apparatus electrically connected to the light emitting diode,
wherein the light emitting diode driving apparatus comprises:
a burning signal detector;
an address burning controller electrically connected to the burning signal detector;
an address memory electrically connected to the address burning controller; and
a light emitting diode driving circuit electrically connected to the light emitting diode and the address memory,
wherein the burning signal detector wirelessly receives a wireless address signal from a burner; the burning signal detector converts the wireless address signal into a local address signal; the burning signal detector transmits the local address signal to the address burning controller; the address burning controller burns the local address signal into the address memory, so that the address memory stores a local address data.

US Pat. No. 10,231,302

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CONTROL CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A circuit for adjusting a frequency of an AC (Alternating Current) direct lighting apparatus, comprising:a reference voltage generation unit that receives a dimming voltage having a first frequency and a first voltage range, and generates a reference voltage having a second voltage range;
a sensing section determining unit that generates first and second section reference voltages based on the reference voltage, and determines a driving current sensing section based on the first and second section reference voltages; and
a driving signal generation unit that generates a switching device driving signal having a second frequency during the driving current sensing section, wherein the second frequency is determined based on a duration of the driving current sensing section, and wherein the second frequency has a fixed switching frequency regardless of a change of the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,231,300

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING SOLID STATE LIGHTING DURING DIMMING AND LIGHTING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SUCH SYSTEMS AND/OR METHODS

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

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a plurality of light-emitting devices (LEDs) comprising at least one first LED configured to emit first chromaticity light, at least one second LED configured to emit second chromaticity light, and at least one additional LED configured to emit third chromaticity light,
wherein the at least one second LED comprises a Blue-Shifted-Yellow (BSY) LED, and the at least one additional LED comprises at least one amber LED;
a control circuit operatively coupled to the plurality of LEDs and configured to operate the at least one additional LED to cause a color temperature of light produced by the plurality of LEDs to vary substantially in conformance with a Planckian locus responsive to a dimming control input provided to the plurality of LEDs; and
a bypass circuit, operatively coupled to the control circuit, the bypass circuit including a variable resistance circuit and the at least one amber LED coupled in series with the variable resistance circuit,
wherein the variable resistance circuit is configured to continuously alter a resistance of the variable resistance circuit to increasingly bypass current around the at least one BSY LED through the at least one amber LED as the dimming control input decreases a brightness level of the light produced by the plurality of LEDs,
wherein the variable resistance circuit comprises a transistor, and
wherein the at least one amber LED is configured to provide biasing to the transistor to maintain the transistor in saturation mode during a dimming operation of the apparatus to provide an additional v? component in a u?-v? coordinate system to the color temperature of the light produced by the plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,231,299

SECURE ELEMENT HAVING A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

1. A method for limiting a voltage in the reverse direction of a light emitting diode of a secure element, the method comprising the steps of:providing a secure element, the light emitting diode being dispose on the secure element,
wherein the light emitting diode is electrically connected in parallel to a coil and to operating voltage connectors of an integrated circuit,
wherein the coil serves both for supplying energy to the integrated circuit and the light emitting diode in that an electrical voltage is induced in the coil by means of an electromagnetic field produced by an external terminal, and for contactless data transmission between the integrated circuit and the terminal,
wherein the integrated circuit serves for processing data which are transmitted between the terminal and the integrated circuit; and
regulating with a shunt regulator the operating voltage required for the operation of the integrated circuit to a value within an allowable range; and
limiting with the shunt regulator said operating voltage such that a maximally permissible voltage in the reverse direction of the light emitting diode is not exceeded,
wherein the shunt regulator is configured to perform at once both the regulating step and the limiting step.

US Pat. No. 10,231,298

INTEGRATED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT

Guan-Jie Luo, Taipei (TW...

1. An integrated light-emitting diode driving circuit, embedded in an enclosure shell for packing a light-emitting diode, comprising:an rectifier, receiving an AC power and accordingly generating a DC power, wherein an input DC voltage from the DC power includes a rising level period, and a falling level period;
at least one control module, including a voltage sensor and a switch controller;
at least one switch, corresponding to the control module, wherein the switch controller is configured to operably control a status of the switch; and
at least one light-emitting diode module, including at least one light-emitting diode, wherein a conduction status of the light-emitting diode is control by the switch;
wherein when the input DC voltage in the rising level period gradually increases to reach a driving voltage level, the light-emitting diode module is turned on to emit light, wherein when the light-emitting diode module is turned on to emit light over a predetermined time period, the switch controller switches a status of the switch for turning off the light-emitting diode module from emitting the light, and the voltage sensor is used to determine a threshold voltage level by sensing the input DC voltage corresponding to an end point of the predetermined time period;
wherein when the input DC voltage passes from the rising level period to the falling level period, the at least one light-emitting diode in the light-emitting diode module is all turned off.

US Pat. No. 10,231,297

LIGHTING APPARATUS CONTROL SWITCH AND METHOD

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting apparatus control switch, comprising:a series switch arrangement coupled between a power input terminal and an output terminal;
the power input terminal for receiving power from an external power source;
the output terminal for connection to a lighting load;
a detection circuit for detecting a parameter which is dependent on an output current flowing to the output terminal with the series switch arrangement turned off; and
a controller, which is adapted to:
configure the lighting apparatus control switch as an on/off controller or a dimming controller according to the detected parameter by determining a type of lighting load based on the parameter, wherein the type of lighting load is determined to be a dimmable lighting load if the parameter exceeds a threshold (66), or a non-dimmable lighting load if the parameter is below the threshold and exceeds an under voltage out threshold; and
configure the lighting apparatus control switch as the on/off controller for the non-dimmable lighting load or as the dimming controller for the dimmable lighting load.

US Pat. No. 10,231,296

TWO-TERMINAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH TIME-VARYING VOLTAGE-CURRENT CHARACTERISTICS INCLUDING PHASED-LOCKED POWER SUPPLIES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A two-terminal IC chip, the chip comprising:a first chip terminal;
a second chip terminal;
a first switch configured to receive a first signal;
a first capacitor coupled to the first switch;
a second switch configured to receive the first signal;
a second capacitor coupled to the second switch;
a third switch configured to receive the first signal; and
a third capacitor coupled to the third switch;
wherein the first capacitor is configured to:
in response to the first switch being closed, receive a first supply voltage through the first switch during a first time duration;
in response to the first switch being open, not store any additional power and not allow first stored power to leak out through the first switch during a second time duration; and
output a first output voltage during the first time duration and the second time duration;
wherein the second capacitor is configured to:
in response to the second switch being closed, receive the first supply voltage through the second switch during the first time duration;
in response to the second switch being open, not store any additional power and not allow second stored power to leak out through the second switch during the second time duration; and
output a second output voltage during the first time duration and the second time duration;
wherein the third capacitor is configured to:
in response to the third switch being closed, receive a second supply voltage through the third switch during the first time duration;
in response to the third switch being open, not store any additional power and not allow third stored power to leak out through the third switch during the second time duration; and
output a third output voltage during the first time duration and the second time duration;
wherein:
the chip includes an integrated circuit; and
the chip does not include any additional chip terminal other than the first chip terminal and the second chip terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,231,295

MULTIPLE LINEAR REGULATION

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A circuit comprising:an auto-commutated control circuit, the auto-commutated control circuit including a plurality of channels including a first channel and a second channel; and
an amplifier having an output, the output being coupled to each of the channels of the plurality of channels,
wherein the auto-commutated control circuit selects a channel to control a current flowing through the auto-commutated control circuit, and
wherein respective transistors of the channels control respective magnitudes of respective currents of the channels according to the output of the amplifier when the respective channel is selected to control the current flowing through the auto-commutated control circuit, and
wherein the first channel includes a first transistor to control a current of the first channel, the first transistor including:
a first gate terminal coupled to the output of the amplifier,
a first conduction terminal coupled to a power source through a first load, and
a second conduction terminal coupled to a first terminal of a blocking diode,
wherein the second channel includes a second transistor to control a current of the second channel, the second transistor including:
a second gate terminal coupled to the output of the amplifier,
a third conduction terminal coupled to a second terminal of the blocking diode and to the power source through a second load and the first load, and
a fourth conduction terminal coupled to a current sense node, and
wherein the first transistor is turned off in response to a voltage of the third conduction terminal back-biasing the blocking diode, and
wherein, when the first transistor is turned on, the current of the first channel flows through the first and second conduction terminals of the first transistor and the blocking diode.

US Pat. No. 10,231,294

DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,231,293

MULTI-MODE MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A multi-mode microwave heating device comprising:a heating chamber arranged to have an accommodation space;
specific numbers of microwave transmitters arranged outside the heating chamber to transmit microwaves into the heating chamber sequentially to excite multiple cavity modes of the heating chamber; and
a plurality of half-wave-rectified power supplies respectively arranged to power the microwave transmitters,
wherein a portion of the plurality of the transmitters excites even modes in the heating chamber, and simultaneously a remaining portion of the plurality of transmitters excites odd modes orthogonally in the same heating chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,231,292

COOKING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a cooking chamber;
an input part configured to receive at least one of a plate warming mode command to warm one or more plates to a first temperature and a food warming mode command to warm food to a different second temperature;
a microwave heating part configured to radiate a microwave to the one or more plates disposed in the cooking chamber in response to receiving the plate warming mode command to warm the one or more plates to the first temperature; and
a control part configured to estimate a number of plates disposed in the cooking chamber, and to control at least one of an operation time of the microwave heating part and an intensity of the microwave radiated from the microwave heating part to warm the one or more plates to the first temperature based on the estimated number of plates disposed in the cooking chamber when the plate warming mode command is received.

US Pat. No. 10,231,291

HEATING COOKER WITH SAFETY DEVICE FOR MICROWAVE OVEN

1. A heating cooker for a microwave oven, comprising:a main body through which microwaves are transmitted, the main body having a bottom wall and a sidewall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, the bottom wall having an upper surface and a lower surface;
a metallic pan, the metallic pan having a bottom wall and a sidewall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, the bottom wall having an upper surface and a lower surface, an upper portion of the metallic pan closely coupled with the main body;
a heating sheet disposed below the metallic pan for receiving the microwaves and generating heat, the heating sheet being in contact with the metallic pan;
an insulating support having elasticity and disposed between the heating sheet and the main body, wherein the insulating support has a lower surface contacting the upper surface of the bottom wall of the main body, and an upper surface of the insulating support contacting the lower surface of the bottom wall of the metallic pan and a lower surface of the heating sheet and a side surface of the heating sheet to secure the heating sheet to the metallic pan by an upward elastic force thereof and to reduce heat transfer to the main body;
a ventilation hole provided in a bottom of the main body and communicating with outside;
a packing groove provided in the main body and spaced below a top edge of the sidewall of the main body, the packing groove having an upper surface, a lower surface and an inner surface extending between the upper surface of the packing groove and the lower surface of the packing groove; and
a silicone packing having an elasticity provided in a section of a close coupling between the metallic pan and the main body, the silicone packing having an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner surface and an outer surface,
wherein the upper surface of the silicone packing contacts the upper surface of the packing groove and the lower surface of the silicone packing contacts the lower surface of the packing groove such that the packing groove receives the silicone packing,
wherein the silicone packing includes a circumferential groove in the inner surface of the silicone packing and located between the upper surface of the silicone packing and the lower surface of the silicone packing and into which a circumference of the sidewall of the metallic pan is inserted, and
wherein, when the heating cooker is operated, if an internal pressure of a space between the metallic pan and the main body rises over a threshold value due to a clogging of the ventilation hole, the silicone packing is configured to be decoupled from the packing groove of the main body so as to reduce the internal pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,231,290

ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION FURNACE AND USE OF THE FURNACE FOR MELTING A MIXTURE OF METAL(S) AND OXIDE(S), SAID MIXTURE REPRESENTING A CORIUM

1. An electromagnetic induction furnace intended to melt at least one electrically conductive material, comprising:at least one inductor having at least one turn,
a cooling circuit configured to circulate a heat transfer fluid inside the at least one turn of the at least one inductor in order to cool at least the at least one inductor, said cooling circuit for cooling the at least one inductor comprising an inlet and an outlet,
a crucible for containing the at least one electrically conductive material to be melted comprising walls, and
a cooling circuit configured to circulate a heat transfer fluid in order to cool the walls of the crucible, said cooling circuit for cooling the walls of the crucible comprising an inlet and an outlet,
wherein the heat transfer fluid of at least the cooling circuit for cooling the walls of the crucible is supercritical CO2.

US Pat. No. 10,231,289

LARGE SCALE METAL FORMING

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A heated line forming system comprising:a heating coil system comprising a plurality of induction heating coils configured to produce a heated line on a surface of a metal plate and to move the heated line relative to the surface of the metal plate during a thermal forming process, wherein an entire length of the heated line is heated simultaneously by the plurality of induction heating coils; and
an air knife cooling system configured to:
direct airflow to maintain a dry area for the heated line during the thermal forming process; and
direct a fluid coolant around the heated line via a spray mechanism such that the fluid coolant is blocked by the airflow from flowing onto the heated line on the surface of the metal plate during the thermal forming process.

US Pat. No. 10,231,288

VOLTAGE-LEVELING HEATER CABLE

nVent Services GmbH, Sch...

1. A heater cable comprising:a center bus wire extending axially along the heater cable;
a first radial bus wire extending axially along the heating cable and positioned adjacent to the center bus wire;
a first cover encapsulating the first radial bus wire, the first cover comprising a first positive temperature coefficient (PTC) material;
a second radial bus wire extending axially through the heating cable and positioned adjacent to the center bus wire;
a second cover encapsulating the second radial bus wire, the second cover comprising the first PTC material;
a third radial bus wire extending axially through the heating cable and positioned adjacent to the center bus wire;
a third cover encapsulating the third radial bus wire, the third cover comprising the first PTC material; and
a thermally and electrically conductive coating disposed on the first cover, the second cover, and the third cover, the coating forming one or more electrical paths for an electric current carried by the center bus wire to be conducted to the first radial bus wire through the first cover, to the second radial bus wire through the second cover, and to the third radial bus wire through the third cover, with a substantially uniform distribution of the electric current within the first PTC material of each of the first cover, the second cover, and the third cover;
the first PTC material having a substantially higher resistance than the center bus wire, the first radial bus wire, and the coating.

US Pat. No. 10,231,287

ELECTRICAL HEATING DEVICE, COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

UNIVERSITAT BREMEN (BCCMS...

1. A method for producing an electric heating device (20), comprising the following steps:producing or providing a first electrically conductive component (21);
applying the first electrically conductive component (21) onto a substrate element (11), whereby the substrate element (11) is at least one of a temperature-sensitive polymer and a foamed thermoplastic polymer;
arranging a heating layer (22) on the first electrically conductive component (21), wherein the heating layer (22) is formed at least in certain regions as a carbon-based heating layer;
producing or providing a second electrically conductive component (23);
arranging the second electrically conductive component (23) on the heating layer (22),
at least one of the first electrically conductive component (21) and the second electrically conductive component (23) being multiple layers and being at least one of produced and arranged on the heating layer (22) by means of a thermal spraying process, and comprising a first metallic layer of a spray material that has a melting temperature that lies a maximum of 300° C. above the thermal loading of the substrate material (11) and comprising a layer of a further spray material selected from copper, brass and aluminum.

US Pat. No. 10,231,286

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING AIR INTERFACE RESOURCE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for allocating an air interface resource, comprising:generating, by an access network device, event triggering information or sending period information of a service state report;
sending, by the access network device, the event triggering information or the sending period information to a user equipment, to enable the user equipment to send the service state report to the access network device when a condition indicated by the event triggering information is satisfied or a period indicated by the sending period information arrives;
receiving, by the access network device, the service state report sent by the user equipment;
allocating, by the access network device, the air interface resource for the user equipment according to the service state report;
wherein the generating, by the access network device, the event triggering information or the sending period information of the service state report, comprises:
generating, by the access network device, the event triggering information or the sending period information of the service state report according to at least one of: a service type of a service used, being used, or to be used by the user equipment; a transmission mechanism adopted by the service type; a service data generating manner of the service type; and a Quality of Service (QoS) parameter corresponding to the service data;
wherein the event triggering information comprises at least one of the following: a threshold for the number of video quality conversion times, triggering condition information for a video play code rate event, triggering condition information for a video play frame delay event, triggering condition information for a packet loss ratio event, triggering condition information for a video play frame rate event, triggering condition information for a video play frame rate deviation event, triggering condition information for a video play waiting event, triggering condition information for a re-buffering event, triggering condition information for a transmission delay event, triggering condition information for an average throughput of video service data event, and triggering condition information for a buffer play time event;
wherein the service state report comprises at least one of the following: a quantity of video quality conversion times, a video play code rate, video play frame delay, a packet loss ratio, a video play frame rate, video play frame rate deviation, a video play waiting time, one or more of a re-buffering waiting time and a quantity of re-buffering waiting times, time interval between request sending and response receiving, average throughput of video service data, a buffer play time length or level corresponding to the buffer play time length, and video configuration file information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,285

COGNITIVE MASSAGE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OPTIMIZATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for generating dynamic cognitive responses, the method comprising:enabling a dynamic cognitive response program via a mobile application;
receiving, by a recipient device, a text message from an initiating device;
activating, on the recipient device, the dynamic cognitive response program based on the received text message;
determining that a current time value minus a received time value is greater than or equal to an activation time value;
analyzing the received text message on the recipient device;
generating an intelligent response based on the analyzed received text message; and
sending the generated intelligent response to the initiating device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,284

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A system for providing an aggregator facility in a telecommunications network; the system comprising:a core network, CN; and
a radio access network, RAN, which is configured to provide a backhaul connection to the CN and to provide wireless communication connections to radio communication devices;
a first communication device, the first communication device having a first connection to the CN, the first connection including a wireless connection between the RAN and the first communication device;
a second communication device; and
an aggregator controller, which communicates with the RAN and the CN, and which is configured to instruct the second communication device to act as a base station entity, wherein the instruction is dependent upon performance conditions,
wherein upon instruction to act as a base station entity the second communication device is configured to start radiating an aggregator cell, act as a base station entity and provide at least one base station functionality to the first communication device, and wherein the aggregator cell enables the first communication device to establish an aggregation connection with the second communication device to thereby enable a second connection between the first communication device and the CN, wherein the second connection includes the aggregation connection.

US Pat. No. 10,231,283

ROAMING GROUPS IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:using a user identifier used on a first wireless device to download from a networked computer device to a second wireless device a persistent group profile set describing a peer-to-peer connection set for the first wireless device upon receipt of a user identifier from a user on the second wireless device, the user identifier comprising user credentials of a user of the first wireless device and entered by the user of the first wireless device;
broadcasting from the second wireless device a probe message having the user identifier indicating an availability of the second wireless device;
selecting, without user input, using the second wireless device a persistent group profile from the persistent group profile set describing a peer-to-peer connection between the first wireless device and a remote device, the persistent group profile comprising information generated by the first wireless device to pair the first wireless device with the remote device, the information copied to the second wireless device as part of the downloading of the persistent group profile set from the networked computer device, the remote device being a peripheral device capable of pairing with the first and second wireless devices; and
connecting automatically the second wireless device peer-to-peer with the remote device according to the persistent group profile resulting in creating a persistent group by pairing the second wireless device with the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,282

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR TUNE-AWAY MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment, a predicted tune-away for a set of voice frames;
altering, by the user equipment, a vocoder rate from a first vocoder rate to a second vocoder rate that is less than the first vocoder rate based at least in part on determining the predicted tune-away for the set of voice frames; and
receiving or transmitting, by the user equipment, redundant data for packets occurring during a time period corresponding to the predicted tune-away.

US Pat. No. 10,231,281

MANAGING NEGOTIATION OF EXTENDED IDLE MODE DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION PARAMETERS BETWEEN A USER EQUIPMENT AND A CORE NETWORK DEVICE

1. A method, comprising:establishing, by a device comprising a processor, a wireless communication link with a network device of a wireless network;
determining, by the device, based on a first determination that an idle mode retry protocol for the device is enabled, a number of times the network device has previously instructed the device to use a network value for an idle mode parameter instead of a device value for the idle mode parameter in association with the device operating in an idle mode; and
in response to a second determination that the number of times does not exceed a threshold retry number, sending, by the device to the network device, a request to use the device value for the idle mode parameter in association with the device operating in the idle mode.

US Pat. No. 10,231,280

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING RECEPTION ANTENNA SET OF USER TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a plurality of antennas including a first main antenna configured to transmit or receive a signal of a first frequency band, a first sub-antenna configured to receive the signal of the first frequency band, a second main antenna, and a second sub-antenna;
a radio frequency (RF) circuit configured to electrically connect with the plurality of antennas; and
a processor configured to:
control the RF circuit to operate in a first mode to receive the signal of the first frequency band using the first main antenna and the first sub-antenna;
determine a signal state based on a parameter indicating signal strength or signal quality; and
control the RF circuit to operate in a second mode to receive the signal of the first frequency band using the first main antenna, the first sub-antenna, the second main antenna, and the second sub-antenna based on the determined signal state.

US Pat. No. 10,231,279

HANDLING D2D RESOURCE GRANT PROCEDURES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A Device-to-Device (D2D) enabled node for a wireless communication network, the D2D enabled node being adapted to:determine that a D2D resource grant expected by the D2D enabled node is not received from a network node in response to an indication from the D2D enabled node that the D2D enabled node has data to transmit to another D2D enabled node, and
perform one or more actions in response to the determination that the D2D resource grant is not received, wherein to perform the one or more actions, the D2D enabled node is adapted to:
obtain, from the network node, at least two parameters to control the one or more actions, wherein the at least two parameters include parameters to control: a missed detection of the D2D resource grant and a number of attempts for retrying to request the D2D resource grant, and
attempt to receive the D2D resource grant based on the at least two parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,231,278

TECHNIQUE FOR TERMINATING CALL SET UP IN A CSFB SITUATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A communication system comprising:a first Mobile Switching Center, MSC, for controlling set up of a terminating call to a User Equipment, UE, in a Circuit Switched Fallback, CSFB, situation involving a second MSC adapted to perform a Location Update procedure with the UE, the first MSC being adapted to page the UE and comprising:
a receiving component adapted to:
receive, from a Home Location Register, HLR, a Provide Roaming Number, PRN, message,
receive, from a Gateway MSC, GMSC, a call set up request message,
receive a notification message from the second MSC, the notification message triggering an enhanced Roaming Retry procedure to the first MSC, and
a forwarding component adapted to:
forward information received in the PRN message towards the second MSC, and
forward the call set up request message towards the second MSC; and
a second Mobile Switching Center, MSC, for handling set up of the terminating call to the UE in the CSFB situation involving the first MSC paging the UE, the second MSC being adapted to perform the Location Update procedure with the UE and comprising:
a triggering component adapted to trigger an enhanced Roaming Retry procedure to the first MSC,
a receiving component adapted to receive, from the first MSC, Provide Roaming Number, PRN, information and further adapted to receive, from the first MSC, the call set up request message, and
a handling component adapted to handle call set up to the UE in accordance with the PRN information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,277

APPLICATION LAYER REQUEST PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD USING MULTIPLE INTERFACES IN ELECTRIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating an electronic device, comprising:determining a value of a timer;
transmitting a request signal through a first interface; and
when a response signal corresponding to the request signal is not received before the timer expires, transmitting another request signal through a second interface,
wherein the request signal and the another request signal correspond to a single request generated in the electronic device, and
wherein the value of the timer is determined to be smaller as a channel quality of a network accessible through the first interface degrades.

US Pat. No. 10,231,276

USER TERMINAL AND ACCESS POINT

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication system in which supports cellular communication in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) communication, comprising:a base station; and
a user terminal, wherein
the base station transmits first information to the user terminal in a state where a predetermined data bearer is established, wherein the predetermined data bearer is a first data bearer between the base station and the user terminal, and the first information is for establishing a second data bearer between the base station and the user terminal,
the user terminal receives the first information from the base station in the state where the predetermined data bearer is established,
the first data bearer passes through the base station without passing through an access point,
the second data bearer: passes through the base station and the access point; and is for aggregation in which the cellular communication and the WLAN communication are used to communicate data of the user terminal,
the first information includes a bearer identifier indicating the already established predetermined data bearer and type information associated with the bearer identifier, and
the user terminal starts control to change the predetermined data bearer from the first data bearer to the second data bearer if the type information indicates a change from the first data bearer to the second data bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,231,275

LAST COME, FIRST SERVED TREATMENT OF COMMUNICATION SESSION REQUESTS

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

1. A device comprising:a processor; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the device to:
initiate, in response to receipt of a first session request to establish a first communication session with the device, first setup procedures to establish the first communication session; and
prior to establishing the first communication session, and in response to receipt of a second session request to establish a second communication session with the device:
terminate the first setup procedures for the first communication session; and
initiate second setup procedures to establish the second communication session,
wherein first session request comprises a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message to establish the first communication session on a primary network, and the second session request comprises a page request to establish the second communication session on a legacy network.

US Pat. No. 10,231,274

MIDRANGE CONTACTLESS TRANSACTIONS

Visa International Servic...

1. A communication device comprising:a wireless transceiver;
a controller; and
a memory storing a set of instructions, which when executed by the controller, causes the communication device to:
detect, using the wireless transceiver, a transmission from a wireless base station;
determine that the transmission includes a transaction service identifier recognized by a transaction application accessible to the communication device;
in response to determining that the transmission includes the transaction service identifier recognized by the transaction application:
invoke the transaction application associated with the transaction service identifier; and
establish a secured communication channel with the wireless base station;
receive, on the secured communication channel, transaction information for a transaction associated with a transaction identifier mapped to a device identifier associated with the communication device; and
transmit, on the secured communication channel, a transaction cryptogram from the transaction application to the wireless base station to conduct the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,231,273

VEHICLE WIRELESS DEVICE CONNECTION MANAGEMENT WITH SWITCHOVER OF PRIMARY CONNECTED DEVICE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of managing short-range wireless communications between a vehicle and a plurality of personal mobile devices, wherein the method comprises:establishing a first short-range wireless communications (SRWC) connection between a wireless communications device installed in a vehicle and a first personal mobile device using a first wireless protocol, wherein the wireless communications device transmits and receives wireless signals via the first wireless protocol;
operating vehicle electronics of the vehicle using the first personal mobile device as a primary connected device;
receiving a wireless signal from a second personal mobile device using a second wireless protocol, wherein the wireless signal is received at a time when the second personal mobile device and the vehicle are bonded with one another for purposes of connecting using the first wireless protocol; and
based on the wireless signal received from the second mobile device, then carrying out a primary connected device switchover process, wherein the primary connected device switchover process includes operating the vehicle electronics using the second personal mobile device as the primary connected device and disconnecting the first personal mobile device from the wireless communications device after receiving the wireless signal from the second personal mobile device at the wireless communications device via the second wireless protocol so that only a single one of the first personal mobile device and the second personal mobile device is connected to the vehicle using the first wireless protocol at any given time.

US Pat. No. 10,231,272

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND BASE STATION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory associated with the processor; and
communication circuitry controlled by the processor, wherein
the communication circuitry communicates with a base station apparatus,
the communication circuitry communicates with another terminal apparatus directly by a first communication,
the processor generates or assembles capability information related to the terminal apparatus,
the communication circuitry transmits the capability information to the base station apparatus, and
the capability information includes:
first information indicating whether or not the terminal apparatus supports simultaneous reception of a downlink signal from the base station apparatus and a first signal associated with the first communication,
second information indicating whether or not the terminal apparatus supports simultaneous transmission of an uplink signal to the base station apparatus and a second signal associated with the first communication, and
third information indicating whether or not the terminal apparatus supports simultaneous transmission of the second signal and reception of the downlink signal in a FDD cell.

US Pat. No. 10,231,271

METHOD USING A TIME POINT FOR SHARING DATA BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES BASED ON SITUATION INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wearable device comprising:a memory storing instructions;
a communication interface; and
a processor, coupled with the memory and the communication interface, configured to execute the stored instructions to:
identify that a state of a battery of the wearable device is in a designated state, the designated state is a state where the battery of the wearable device is being charged and when the battery of the wearable device is not being charged, the designated state is a state where a level of the battery of the wearable device is greater than or equal to a designated value;
request, to a smart phone associated with the wearable device, music files that the smart phone is capable of transmitting to the wearable device, based on identifying that the state of the battery of the wearable device is in the designated state, wherein the music files are stored in the smart phone;
identify that a storable capacity of the memory is less than a total capacity of music files;
request, based on identifying that the storable capacity of the memory is less than the total capacity of the music files, to transmit a portion of the music files, to the smart phone; and
receive, from the smart phone, at least one music file which is identified by the smart phone among the music files and is reproducible in the wearable device, wherein the at least one music file is transmitted from the smart phone to the wearable device only when detecting a designated user input in the smart phone in a state where the battery of the wearable device is in the designated state and the storable capacity of the memory is less than the total capacity of the music files.

US Pat. No. 10,231,270

DATACENTER, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A communication system comprising:first wireless communication facilities shared by a first mobile network operator (MNO) and a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO);
second wireless communication facilities shared by a second MNO and the MVNO; and
a datacenter configured to:
terminate a bearer related to communication from the first wireless communication facilities;
terminate a bearer related to communication from the second wireless communication facilities; and
transfer traffic from the first wireless communication facilities and the second wireless communication facilities to a virtual core network of the MVNO in the datacenter.

US Pat. No. 10,231,269

DYNAMIC GENERATION OF GEOGRAPHICALLY BOUND MANET IDS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system for generating a geographically-bound mobile ad hoc network identification, the computer system comprising:one or more processors, one or more computer-readable memories, one or more computer-readable tangible storage medium, and program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more tangible storage medium for execution by at least one of the one or more processors via at least one of the one or more memories, wherein the computer system is capable of performing a method comprising:
determining a plurality of geographic coordinates of a device associated with a current location of the device;
generating a mobile ad hoc network identification based on the determined plurality of geographic coordinates; and
processing a mobile ad hoc network request using the generated mobile ad hoc network identification.

US Pat. No. 10,231,268

ASSOCIATING DEVICES AND USERS WITH A LOCAL AREA NETWORK USING NETWORK IDENTIFIERS

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a server, a communication including a unique identifier for an access device connected to a network, wherein the network is connected to a network device, and wherein an operation of the network device is controllable by the access device;
generating a network fingerprint that uniquely identifies the network, wherein the network fingerprint is generated using a configuration or pattern of device connections associated with the network, and wherein a network fingerprint is associated with a unique identifier for an access device;
transmitting the network fingerprint;
receiving an additional communication, wherein the additional communication corresponds to a request to control the operation of the network device, wherein the additional communication includes the network fingerprint, and wherein when the additional communication is received from the access device, the additional communication includes the unique identifier for the access device;
determining whether the network fingerprint is associated with the unique identifier for the access device; and
facilitating control of the operation of the network device by the access device when the network fingerprint is associated with the unique identifier, wherein the access device is enabled to control the operation of the network device without having to provide a login credential.

US Pat. No. 10,231,267

ACCESS CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON SERVICE LEVEL

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a server in a communication network, comprising:receiving a connection request message from each of a plurality of gateways connected to the server;
identifying a service level of a terminal that has transmitted the connection request message based on information included in the connection request message;
selecting a first gateway corresponding to the service level among the plurality of gateways as a gateway to which the terminal is to be connected; and
transmitting a connection approval message, which is a response to the connection request message, to the terminal through the first gateway,
wherein the selecting a first gateway further includes,
identifying a number of terminals connected to each of the plurality of gateways; and
selecting a gateway having a terminal density equal to or lower than a terminal density corresponding to the service level of the terminal and signal strength among the plurality of gateways as the first gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,231,266

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

7. A communication method performed by a system comprising a first device and a second device for communication according to a specific communication protocol comprising:at the first device, generating a connection request frame for requesting a connection to the second device in which a predetermined field is set to a predetermined value, based on the communication protocol;
at the first device, transmitting the connection request frame to the second device;
at the second device, receiving the connection request frame to the first device;
at the second device, generating a connection assignment frame for accepting the connection request of the first device based on the communication protocol and determining whether or not to set a predetermined field of the connection assignment frame to a predetermined value based on data transmission frequency of the first device;
at the second device, transmitting the connection assignment frame to the first device;
at the first device, receiving the connection assignment frame from the second device; and
at the first device, initiating data communication at predetermined timing in a time interval given for communication with the other device in the case that the predetermined field of the connection assignment frame is set to the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,231,265

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND PROCESSOR

1. A wireless terminal station apparatus that is used in a wireless communication system including one wireless base station apparatus and a plurality of wireless terminal station apparatuses, the wireless terminal station apparatus comprising:circuitry; and
memory associated with the circuitry; wherein
the circuitry controls switching between single user transmission in which only the wireless terminal station apparatus performs transmission to the wireless base station apparatus, and multi user transmission in which the wireless terminal station apparatus performs transmission to the wireless base station apparatus simultaneously with at least one of the plurality of wireless terminal station apparatuses other than the wireless terminal station apparatus, as a communication system when the wireless terminal station apparatus performs transmission to the wireless base station apparatus;
the circuitry performs backoff control with a first candidate for a random backoff value when performing the single user transmission, and performs backoff control with a second candidate for the random backoff value when performing the multi user transmission;
the circuitry acquires information regarding the random backoff value used by the circuitry to perform the random backoff control during the multi user transmission; and
the backoff control includes:
changing a contention window (CW) based on the random backoff value;
generating an additional backoff value by choosing a number randomly within a range of the CW;
detecting that a channel is not busy; and
decrementing the additional backoff value.

US Pat. No. 10,231,264

ADAPTIVE UL-DL TDD CONFIGURATIONS IN A HETEROGNEOUS NETWORK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a first eNodeB, the apparatus comprising:memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to, upon execution of the instructions, perform the following:
decode, at the first eNodeB, an uplink-downlink (UL-DL) time-division duplexing (TDD) subframe reconfiguration received from a second eNodeB,
wherein the UL-DL TDD subframe reconfiguration is for the first eNodeB; and
encode, at the first eNodeB, the UL-DL TDD subframe reconfiguration received from the second eNodeB for transmission to a plurality of user equipment (UEs).

US Pat. No. 10,231,262

METHODS, ACCESS POINT AND WIRELESS DEVICE FOR CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS ON RADIO CHANNEL

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by an access point for assisting a wireless device to perform contention-based access on a radio channel for uplink transmission to the access point, the method comprising:obtaining a traffic load value indicative of a traffic load on the radio channel;
determining a sleep window for the wireless device based on the obtained traffic load value indicative of the traffic load on the radio channel so that the sleep window increases when the traffic load increases; and
signaling the sleep window to the wireless device to instruct the wireless device to apply a sleep mode according to the sleep window when the wireless device senses that the radio channel is busy, wherein
the access point signals the sleep window as a minimum duration SWmin and a maximum duration SWmax to instruct the wireless device to use a sleep duration in the sleep mode between the minimum duration SWmin and the maximum duration SWmax.

US Pat. No. 10,231,261

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MCS INDEX FOR 256QAM IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data in a wireless access system, the method performed by an evolved Node B (eNB) and comprising:transmitting a higher layer signal including an indication that 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (256QAM) is to be enabled;
transmitting, via a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), downlink control information (DCI) for scheduling a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH); and
transmitting, via the PDSCH, downlink data based on the DCI;
wherein the eNB has a first MCS index table supporting up to 64 quadrature amplitude modulation (64QAM) and a second MCS index table supporting up to 256QAM, and
wherein the downlink data is encoded based on the first MCS index table even though the second MCS index table has been enabled, when a format of the DCI is a DCI format 1A and the DCI format 1A has been scrambled with a semi persistent scheduling radio network temporary identifier (SPS-RNTI).

US Pat. No. 10,231,260

SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION OF SYSTEM INFORMATION FOR MTC

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device of a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving scheduling information and associated System Information Block (SIB)-to-System Information (SI) message mappings for one or more SI messages;
determining a coverage enhancement level associated with each of the one or more SIB-to-SI message mappings based on the received scheduling information;
determining a coverage enhancement level of the wireless device;
identifying a SIB-to-SI message mapping of the one or more SIB-to-SI message mappings using the determined coverage enhancement level of the wireless device; and
acquiring one or more SI messages using the identified SIB-to-SI message mapping, wherein the one or more SI messages have an associated coverage enhancement level that is greater than or equal to the determined coverage enhancement level of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,259

CONTROL SIGNALING SUPPORTING MULTI-PRIORITY SCHEDULING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving an indication of a user priority level;
determining a transmission time interval (TTI) corresponding to the user priority level, the TTI defining an interval for monitoring for a scheduling indicator, wherein the scheduling indicator is one of a plurality of scheduling indicators mapped to a plurality of user priority levels and each scheduling indicator is indicative of whether a grant may be available for a user assigned to a respective one of the plurality of user priority levels; and
monitoring for the scheduling indicator according to the determined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,231,258

NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORKING—SCHEDULE UPDATE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio in communication with the at least one antenna and configured to perform short range communications via a Wi-Fi interface; and
at least one processor in communication with the at least one radio;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless station to:
maintain a first data link schedule with a neighboring wireless station at a first and second level of the wireless station, wherein to maintain the data link schedule the wireless station is configured to maintain a first data structure on the first level and maintain a second data structure on the second level, wherein the first data link schedule is associated with a first sequence number;
in response to an indication to update the first data link schedule to a second data link schedule, update a second sequence number associated with the second data link schedule in the first data structure while maintaining the first sequence number associated with the first data link schedule in the second data structure;
transmit to the neighboring wireless station, via a peer-to-peer communication protocol, a request to update the first data link schedule to the second data link schedule; and
in response to receiving a confirmation of the second data link schedule from the neighboring wireless station, update the second data structure with the second data link schedule and the second sequence number.

US Pat. No. 10,231,257

BASE STATION, SMALL CELL, AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING COMMUNICATIONS LINK RESOURCE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network device serving as a small cell in a wireless radio network, comprising:a transmitter, configured to report load information and channel state information of a channel between the small cell and a neighboring small cell to a base station, wherein a coverage range of the small cell and a coverage range of the neighboring small cell are both within a coverage range of the base station;
a receiver, configured to receive link pre-scheduling signaling from the base station,
wherein the link pre-scheduling signaling is generated by the base station according to the load information and the channel state information,
wherein the link pre-scheduling signaling comprises wireless resource occupation information indicating an occupancy of a wireless resource of the small cell by a backhaul link, and
wherein the wireless resource occupation information comprises routing information between multiple small cells, size information of wireless resources on the backhaul link, master-slave configuration information, and measurement configuration information of the multiple small cells;
a processor, configured to:
allocate a first wireless resource in available wireless resources to the backhaul link of the small cell according to the channel state information and the wireless resource occupation information,
scheduling the neighboring small cell to access the backhaul link via the first wireless resource, and
allocate a second wireless resource in the remaining available wireless resources to an access link, wherein the access link is used for data transmission between the small cell and a user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,256

METHOD FOR RADIO SOURCE SCHEDULING

Microelectronics Technolo...

1. A method for radio source scheduling implemented in a communication network, the method comprising steps of:establishing a connection between a baseband unit (BBU) and at least one transceiving devices, wherein the step of establishing the connection between the BBU and the transceiving devices comprises:
transmitting, by the BBU, at least one testing packet to each of the transceiving devices according to a scheduling of the BBU, wherein a first timestamp is noted for each of the testing packets sent;
noting, by each of the transceiving devices, a second timestamp as the receiving time of the testing packet and encapsulating the second timestamp into a first packet sent to the BBU;
generating, by the BBU, a delay parameter in response to a time difference of the first and the second timestamps; and
transmitting, by the BBU, a second packet including the delay parameter to each of the transceiving devices; and
transmitting a third packet including an acknowledgement, by the transceivinig device, to the BBU;
transmitting, by the BBU, a plurality of downlink packets according to a downlink scheduling of the BBU;
arranging each of the downlink packets to the transceiving devices;
receiving, by the transceiving devices, the downlink packets and transmitting, by the transceiving devices, a plurality of uplink packets; and
receiving the uplink packets, by the BBU, according to the downlink scheduling of the BBU and the delay parameter, wherein the uplink packets are received by the BBU in an order corresponding to a packet transmission order of the downlink scheduling.

US Pat. No. 10,231,255

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFECTIVE MULTI-CARRIER MULTI-CELL SCHEDULING IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a Base Station (BS), the communication method comprising:configuring carrier aggregation of cells to a User Equipment (UE);
obtaining a mapping relation between the cells and carriers for the UE;
receiving scheduling information for each cell;
identifying a data distribution threshold for the UE based on a reference value for each cell, wherein the reference value for each cell includes at least one of a data transmission rate for each carrier according to a channel status of the UE and an available resource amount for each cell corresponding to each carrier for the UE;
determining, based on the data distribution threshold, whether to distribute data for the UE to at least one of the cells;
based on a result of the determination, distributing the data for the UE to the at least one of the cells, by using the mapping relation and the scheduling information for each cell; and
scheduling the distributed data.

US Pat. No. 10,231,254

5G CLOUD RAN METHOD FOR SYMBOL BY SYMBOL BIT STREAMING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code which, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the apparatus to:
determine, at a centralized processing apparatus of a wireless network, a first subset of downlink user plane data corresponding to one or more wireless user equipments at least by calculating input data required at each of one or more L1 PHY processing stages of a remote processing apparatus, wherein the first subset comprises bits required by a remote processing apparatus to select a first symbol for transmission to the one or more user equipments at a first time slot; and
stream, via a fronthaul interface, the bits of the first subset followed by bits of one or more further subset of downlink user plane data, wherein the bits of the further subset of user plane data comprise only the bits required to select by the remote processing apparatus a next symbol for transmission to the one or more of the wireless user equipments at a next time slot immediately following the first time slot.

US Pat. No. 10,231,253

PER-PACKET, TIME SLOTTED CHANNEL HOPPING (TSCH), META-TIMESLOT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

9. An apparatus, comprising:one or more network interfaces to communicate with a network;
a processor coupled to the network interfaces and adapted to execute one or more processes; and
a memory configured to store a process executable by the processor, the process when executed configured to:
receive a time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) communication schedule, wherein the TSCH communication schedule is divided into a plurality of macrocells, each macrocell comprising a plurality of TSCH cells;
receive a packet from a routing protocol child node of the apparatus during a particular macrocell of the TSCH communication schedule, wherein the particular macrocell is associated with propagation of the packet through the network required to provide full propagation of a packet through the network;
claim a token associated with the particular macrocell, in response to receiving the packet, wherein the token authorizes the apparatus to transmit during one or more authorized cells of the particular macrocell; and
transmit the received packet to a second node in the network during the one or more authorized cells of the particular macrocell, wherein the one or more authorized cells are non-consecutive cells of the TSCH communication schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,231,252

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIORITIZING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE RECEPTION OVER MBMS RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for prioritizing, by a user equipment (UE), one of a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) reception or a device-to-device (D2D) reception in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:prioritizing, by the UE, one of the MBMS reception or the D2D reception when the UE cannot support both the MBMS reception and the D2D reception simultaneously; and
transmitting, by the UE, a message indicating a result of the prioritization to a network,
wherein the MBMS reception is provided on a MBMS carrier frequency,
wherein the D2D reception is provided on a proximity-based services (ProSe) carrier frequency,
wherein the MBMS carrier frequency is considered as the highest cell reselection priority, when the MBMS reception is prioritized over the D2D reception, and
wherein the MBMS carrier frequency is not considered as the highest cell reselection priority, when the D2D reception is prioritized over the MBMS reception.

US Pat. No. 10,231,251

MULTI-USER PARALLEL CHANNEL ACCESS IN WLAN SYSTEMS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from an AP, over at least one channel of a plurality of channels, a group poll message that includes a resource allocation that indicates at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels for the WTRU; and
a transmitter configured to transmit an uplink message to the AP, in response to the group poll message, over the at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels, the uplink message notifying the AP that the WTRU has uplink data for transmission to the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,231,250

POLICY COMMUNICATION VIA CONTROL PLANE SIGNALING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), a first non-access stratum (NAS) message over a control plane to a core network;
receiving, by the UE, a second NAS message over the control plane that includes policy information associated with the UE, the second NAS message being responsive to the first NAS message;
identifying the policy information based at least in part on the receiving the second NAS message; and
updating policy information stored by the UE based at least in part on the received policy information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,249

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL THROUGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION AND BASE STATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a signal through a plurality of antennas in a wireless communication system supporting Multiple Input Single Output (MISO), the method performed by a base station (BS) and comprising:configuring an initial value for generating a beamforming vector for precoding;
performing an outer-layer calculation process to determine whether accuracy of energy efficiency calculated based on the configured initial value satisfies a first threshold range, the calculation process performed during a dual-layer calculation process for maximizing energy efficiency of the BS;
wherein a deterministic equivalency of a first channel gain matrix used in the outer-layer calculation process is determined using an inner-layer calculation process to calculate the first channel gain matrix that satisfies a difference between the calculated first channel gain matrix and a second channel gain matrix calculated by the inner-layer calculation process, the deterministic equivalency equal to or smaller than a second threshold range;
generating the beamforming vector based on values used in the outer-layer calculation process and the inner-layer calculation process when the calculated accuracy of energy efficiency satisfies the first threshold range;
generating a transmission signal by precoding data using the generated beamforming vector; and
transmitting the generated transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 10,231,248

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING CONNECTIVITY FOR A SERVICE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

7. A wireless device configured to manage connectivity, wherein the wireless device is configured to:determine an estimated level of a connectivity for a service of the wireless device towards a wireless network, wherein the estimated level of the connectivity relates to likelihood of maintaining the connectivity towards the wireless network, wherein the estimated level of the connectivity is determined based on conditions relating to at least one connection for the wireless device, and wherein the at least one connection is managed by the wireless network;
send, to a network node, a message for enabling the network node to adapt a first operation based on the estimated level of the connectivity, wherein the first operation to be adapted refers to an operation of the network node, wherein the message comprises the estimated level of the connectivity, and wherein the message indicates, in a binary manner, whether or not the estimated level of the connectivity exceeds a required level of the connectivity for the service; and
adapt a second operation based on the estimated level of the connectivity, wherein the second operation refers to an operation of the wireless device, wherein to adapt the second operation, the wireless device is further configured to adjust an amount of probe messages to be sent to the network node, based on the required level of the connectivity and the estimated level of the connectivity, and wherein the probe messages are sent by the wireless device to the network node for verification of the required level of the connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,231,247

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN HETEROGENEOUS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for operating a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:measuring, by the UE, received reference signals to generate reference signal measurements, each of the received reference signals corresponding to a different group of network element identifiers in a plurality of groups of network element identifiers;
selecting, by the UE, a set of random access channel (RACH) parameters from a plurality of sets of RACH parameters, a different one of the plurality of sets of RACH parameters being configured for each of the plurality of groups of network element identifiers, and the selected set of RACH parameters being configured for a specific group of network element identifiers that corresponds to a specific one of the received reference signals; and
performing, by the UE, a random access procedure according to the selected set of RACH parameters,
wherein performing the random access procedure according to the selected set of RACH parameters comprises:
transmitting a preamble with a transmit power level on a set of network resources in accordance with the specific received reference signal;
decoding a control channel in accordance with a second network element identifier and a third network element identifier in the specific group of network element identifiers;
decoding a data channel indicated by the decoded control channel in accordance with a fourth network element identifier and a fifth network element identifier in the specific group of network element identifiers and the specific received reference signal; and
transmitting a message in a resource allocation indicated by the decoded data channel, with reference signals modulated with a sixth network element identifier in the specific group of network element identifiers and data scrambled and encoded with a seventh network element identifier in the specific group of network element identifiers in accordance with the specific received reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,231,246

RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND RADIO SYSTEM

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:detecting cell measurement data with respect to an own cell and adjacent cells of at least two user terminals of a plurality of cells of a radio system;
dividing a frequency band of each of the cells of the radio system into frequency-time resource groups and allocating the frequency-time resource groups to the at least two user terminals within a coverage area of each of the cells based on modulation and coding schemes used by the at least two user terminals;
comparing resulting interference values of different user terminal combinations with user terminals of more than one cell allocated with the same frequency-time resource group of the radio system on the basis of the cell measurement data,
wherein at least one of the user terminal combinations comprises two or more user terminals;
controlling resource allocation in at least part of the frequency-time resource groups on the basis of the comparison;
minimizing mutual interference between the user terminals of the adjacent cells when allocating resources in at least part of the frequency-time resource groups;
using path loss information included in the cell measurement data of the user terminals of a user terminal combination when estimating a resulting interference value of the same user terminal combination; and
using angular information included in the cell measurement data, the angular information relating to the angular differences between the user terminals of a user terminal combination, when estimating a resulting interference value of the same user terminal combination.

US Pat. No. 10,231,245

OBTAINING A SPECTRUM ALLOCATION IN A SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORK

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of obtaining an allocation of spectrum for a wireless access point in a self-organized network, comprising:ranking, by a processor, a desirability of a list of available wireless communication channels;
selecting, by the processor, a highest ranked wireless communication channel;
transmitting, by the processor, a request to a spectrum access system of a specturm allocation authority requesting allocation of the selected channel at a maximum power level;
in response to the processor receiving a denial of the request for allocation at the maximum power level, transmitting, by the processor, a request to the spectrum access system requesting allocation of the selected channel at a minimum acceptable power level; and
in response to the processor receiving a notification of a grant of an allocation of the selected channel at the minimum acceptable power level, initiating, by the processor, a search with the spectrum access system for a highest allocable power level for the selected channel, and operating the wireless access point at the highest allocable power level identified in the search.

US Pat. No. 10,231,243

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE UNIT ON BASIS OF CONTAINER IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating resource units in a wireless local area network (LAN), the method comprising:generating, by an access point (AP), a PHY layer protocol data unit (PPDU) that is to be transmitted to a plurality of stations (STAs); and
transmitting, by the AP, the PPDU to the plurality of STAs through an entire frequency bandwidth including at least one container,
wherein the PPDU includes resource allocation information,
wherein the resource allocation information indicates a number of STAs being allocated to each of the at least one container,
wherein each of the at least one container includes one first resource unit or a plurality of second resource units,
wherein a number of tones corresponding to the first resource unit is greater than a number of tones corresponding to the plurality of second resource units, and
wherein when a specific container of the at least one container includes only the first resource unit and multiple user multiple input multiple output (MU MIMO) is applied in the first resource unit, the resource allocation information further indicates a number of STAs to which the MU MIMO is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,231,242

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN THE MOBILE NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for controlling a control plane load in a mobile network the mobile network comprising a radio access network (RAN) adapted for connecting to a plurality of user equipments (UEs), and a core network (CN) comprising a policy server for determining communication traffic policy rules, wherein the policy server performs the following steps:receiving a policy request indicative of a control plane load information identifying a control plane traffic associated with at least one of the plurality of UEs contributing to a control plane load of the RAN,
identifying user plane traffic associated with the control plane traffic,
determining a ratio of the control plane traffic to the user plane traffic, and
responsive to the ratio exceeding a threshold criterion, initiating a communication traffic management policy in the CN to enforce a reduction of the contribution of the at least one of the plurality of UE to the control plane load of the RAN, wherein initiating the communication traffic management policy in the CN comprises throttling or blocking the user plane traffic associated with the control plane traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,231,241

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING TRAINING SYMBOL FOR ESTIMATING ANALOG BEAM IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM WHICH SUPPORTS HYBRID BEAMFORMING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a training signal and system information by a transmitting device in a radio access system supporting hybrid beamforming, the method comprising:transmitting a training signal related to an X-th analog beam via a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol based on the X-th analog beam,
wherein the X-th analog beam is one of N analog candidate beams, and
wherein X and N are natural numbers; and
transmitting system information via second OFDM symbols based on the X-th analog beam,
wherein the transmissions of the training signal and the system information are performed N times,
wherein each of the N times transmissions is performed based on each of the N analog candidate beams,
wherein the first OFDM symbol is allocated after the second OFDM symbols in a subframe, and
wherein the first OFDM symbol is different from a third OFDM symbol used for transmission of cell-specific reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,231,240

MOBILE COMMUNICATION BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF A VIRTUAL CARRIER BASED ON UE CAPABILITIES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication device, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit data via a wireless access interface provided by a mobile access network; and
a receiver configured to receive data via the wireless access interface, wherein
the wireless access interface provides a plurality of communications resource elements across a host frequency bandwidth and includes, within the host frequency bandwidth, a first section of communications resource elements within a first frequency bandwidth for allocation to reduced capability devices to receive signals within the first bandwidth, the reduced capability devices each having a receiver bandwidth which is greater than or equal to the first frequency bandwidth but less than the host frequency bandwidth,
the transmitter is configured to transmit a relative capability of the receiver to receive signals representing the data via the wireless access interface, the relative capability indicating a relative bandwidth of the receiver to receive the signals within the host frequency bandwidth greater than or equal to the first bandwidth, and
the receiver is configured to receive an indication of resource elements allocated to the communication device by the mobile access network in response to the relative capability transmitted by the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,231,239

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOLVING TIME DOMAIN CONFLICT IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:computing a first block rate metric for a first device-to-device communication on a first frequency and a second block rate metric for a second device-to-device communication on a second frequency, wherein the first block rate metric or the second block rate metric is a cumulative measure over a period of time of a number of resource blocks that have been assigned but are lost for use by the respective first device-to-device communication or the second device-to-device communication due to time-domain conflicts between the first device-to-device communication and the second device-to-device communication, wherein the number of resource blocks that have been assigned but are lost for use changes over the period of time;
detecting a time-domain conflict between the first device-to-device communication on the first frequency and the second device-to-device communication on the second frequency; and
prioritizing the first device-to-device communication on the first frequency and the second device-to-device communication on the second frequency based on the first block rate metric and the second block rate metric.

US Pat. No. 10,231,238

FORMING A TIME SYNCHRONIZED CHANNEL HOPPING NETWORK USING GUARANTEED TIME SLOTS

1. A network coordinator in a time-slotted channel hopping (“TSCH”) network comprising:a processing device; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium on which instructions are stored for causing the processing device to:
determine a first guaranteed time slot in a first occurrence of a hopping pattern is unassigned to any TSCH node of a plurality of TSCH nodes in the TSCH network;
transmit a beacon during the first guaranteed time slot in the first occurrence of the hopping pattern;
receive a signal from a TSCH node outside the TSCH network that requests joinder to the TSCH network;
join the TSCH node requesting the joinder to the TSCH network as a joined TSCH node;
assign a second guaranteed time slot to the joined TSCH node;
determine the second guaranteed time slot in a second occurrence of the hopping pattern is assigned to the joined TSCH node, the second occurrence of the hopping pattern occurring subsequent to the first occurrence of the hopping pattern; and
listen for communication from the joined TSCH node during the second guaranteed time slot in the second occurrence of the hopping pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,231,237

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of transmitting uplink data, the method comprising:establishing connections with a first serving cell and a second serving cell;
determining, by a user equipment (UE), a time period for a device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal communication via the second serving cell;
receiving, by the UE and via the first serving cell, an uplink grant in subframe n;
determining, by the UE and based on the uplink grant received via the first serving cell, a first subframe associated with an uplink signal to an evolved NodeB (eNB) associated with the first serving cell;
in response to determining that the first subframe overlaps in time with the time period, refraining from transmitting the uplink signal in the first subframe, and transmitting, based on a retransmission timing, the uplink signal; and
transmitting, based on a reception timing of the uplink grant and based on a non-adaptive retransmission, the uplink signal in subframe n+12,
wherein the first subframe corresponds to subframe n+4.

US Pat. No. 10,231,235

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SYNCHRONIZATION REFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), time/frequency tracking in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a configuration of a frequency for a time/frequency tracking reference carrier, wherein the time/frequency tracking reference carrier is a licensed carrier of 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) long-term evolution (LTE);searching for a best cell in the frequency;determining the time/frequency tracking reference carrier which corresponds to the best cell;
receiving a signal from the determined time/frequency tracking reference carrier used for the time/frequency tracking in an unlicensed carrier;
performing the time/frequency tracking in the unlicensed carrier based on the signal;
receiving information on a type of a reference signal used for the time/frequency tracking,
wherein the time/frequency tracking reference carrier and the unlicensed carrier have the same frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,231,234

METHOD FOR MEASURING INTER-DEVICE INTERFERENCE IN FULL-DUPLEX WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for measuring inter-device interference (IDI) at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting full duplex communication, the method comprising:determining a total number of IDI measurement times needed for a UE group to which the UE belongs;
determining a basic subframe configuration pattern based on the determined total number of IDI measurement times; and
performing IDI measurement for a number of times allocated to the UE by applying a UE-specific shift value to the basic subframe configuration pattern,
wherein the determining the basic subframe configuration pattern comprises: configuring at least one uplink subframe and floor(NC2/N) downlink subframes in the basic subframe configuration pattern; and
determining whether to add a downlink subframe to the basic subframe configuration pattern according to a value of NC2-floor(NC2/N)*N, where N is a number of UEs contained in the UE group, and floor (NC2/N) is a maximum integer not exceeding a value of NC2/N,
wherein the total number of IDI measurement times corresponds to NC2.

US Pat. No. 10,231,233

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a transmitter;
a receiver; and
circuitry configured to
determine a first wireless communication device to be reassigned a slot;
determine the slot to be reassigned to the first wireless communication device;
determine a start timing to allow use of the reassigned slot,
control the transmitter to transmit a beacon frame including first information to specify the first wireless communication device and the start timing,
control the transmitter to transmit, to the first wireless communication device, after transmission of the first information, a first frame including second information to specify the reassigned slot, wherein the first frame is different from the beacon frame,
receive, through the receiver, a second frame including third information including acknowledgment information for a slot reassignment from the first wireless communication device,
after receiving the third information,
start communication with the first wireless communication device using the reassigned slot.

US Pat. No. 10,231,232

REMOTE RADIO UNIT AND BASEBAND UNIT FOR ASYMETRIC RADIO AREA NETWORK CHANNEL PROCESSING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A remote radio unit (RRU) for asymmetric uplink and downlink operation comprising hardware processing circuitry configured to:receive an uplink communication via an air interface from a user equipment (UE);
convert the uplink communication from an uplink time domain signal to an uplink frequency domain signal;
communicate the uplink frequency domain signal to a baseband unit (BBU) via a physical communication link;
receive a downlink communication from the BBU via the physical communication link, the downlink communication comprising a downlink time domain signal such that the RRU operates asymmetrically with fast Fourier transform (FFT/IFFT) processing being separately performed by the RRU for the uplink communications and by the BBU for downlink communications;
circuitry configured to remove an uplink cyclic prefix (CP) from the uplink communication; and
uplink radio frequency (RF) filtering circuitry and downlink RF filtering circuitry, wherein the RRU is further configured such that the communication with the UE via the air interface comprises a frequency division duplex communication;
wherein conversion of the uplink communication from the uplink time domain signal to the uplink frequency domain signal is performed by fast Fourier transform on the uplink communication; and
wherein the downlink communication as received from the BBU includes a downlink CP.

US Pat. No. 10,231,231

RADIO SYSTEM, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO TERMINAL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A radio base station, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a first signal for assigning an access right to a first radio terminal and a second radio terminal for transmission under a multiplexing scheme, the first signal including information on a transmission opportunity period (TXOP) and a first length, and the first length being a length of radio signals transmitted from the first radio terminal and the second radio terminal under the multiplexing scheme; and
a receiver configured to receive, within the TXOP, the radio signals from the first radio terminal and the second radio terminal under the multiplexing scheme, the length of the radio signals is the first length,
wherein transmission of the first radio signal by the first radio terminal and transmission of the second radio signal by the second radio terminal simultaneously end,
wherein the second radio terminal prevents transmission of its radio signal upon receiving a request signal transmitted from the first radio terminal directed to the radio base station, and
wherein the second radio terminal cancels prevention of the transmission of its radio signal and simultaneously transmits its radio signal with the radio signals of the first radio terminal under the multiplexing scheme upon receiving the first signal even when the transmission of its radio signals is prevented according to the request signal directed to the radio base station.

US Pat. No. 10,231,230

TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION AND TRANSMITTING A MAPPED DOWNLINK CONTROL SIGNAL

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:circuitry, which, in operation:
maps downlink control information to at least one of a first search space or a second search space,
wherein the first search space includes a plurality of first decoding region candidates, each corresponding to any one of first control channel element (CCE) aggregation levels, and the second search space includes a plurality of second decoding region candidates, each corresponding to any one of second CCE aggregation levels,
wherein a weighted average of CCE aggregation levels with respect to a number of decoding region candidates included in the first search space is greater than that of the second search space, and the weighted average is calculated by dividing a sum of the products of CCE aggregation levels and corresponding number of decoding region candidates by a sum of the number of decoding region candidates for each search space, and
wherein a number of resource elements (REs) configured for possible extended-PDCCH transmission in the first search space is smaller than that in the second search space; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the mapped downlink control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,231,229

COMMUNICATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by user equipment (UE), configuration information from a first network node; and
sending, by the UE, uplink information to the first network node and uplink information to a second network node according to the configuration information, wherein the uplink information sent to the first network node comprises uplink signaling and/or uplink data, and the uplink information sent to the second network node comprises uplink signaling and/or uplink data, and wherein the uplink information sent to the first network node and the uplink information sent to the second network node comprise duplicate information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,228

METHODS OF TWO-STAGE SCHEDULING IN DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a basic downlink control information (DCI) over a physical layer signaling from a base station by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network;
decoding the basic DCI having a predefined basic DCI size using blind detection, wherein the basic DCI carries basic scheduling information and location information of an extended DCI;
monitoring the extended DCI over the physical layer signaling using the location information of the extended DCI provided by the basic DCI; and
decoding the extended DCI, wherein the extended DCI carries extended scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,227

MULTI-POINT CONTENT TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a content by a terminal, the method comprising:sending a request for multi-point transmission for the content to a display device;
receiving information about a first transmission rate between the display device and an access point (AP) from the display device;
determining a first content distribution ratio for the display device and a second content distribution ratio for the terminal based on a demanded transmission rate for transmission of the content and the first transmission rate;
sending information about at least one of the first content distribution ratio and the second content distribution ratio to the display device;
receiving a second content portion corresponding to the second content distribution ratio of the content from a content server; and
sending the second content portion to the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,231,226

ALLOCATING A CONTROL CHANNEL FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:memory; and
one or more processors configured to:
monitor a set of physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidates defined in a search space Sk(L) at an aggregation level L?{1,2,4,8} for a subframe (k), wherein the search space Sk(L) is defined by Sk(L)=L·{(Yk+m)mod ?NCCE,k/L?}+i wherein NCCE,k is a total number of control channel elements (CCEs) in a kth subframe (k?{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}), i=0, . . . , L?1 is a constant, m=0, . . . , M(L)?1, and M(L) is a number of PDCCH candidates to monitor in a given search space; and
decode a PDCCH of the set of PDCCH candidates according to a downlink control information (DCI) format.

US Pat. No. 10,231,225

PREAMBLE DESIGN ASPECTS FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:generating an indication that a first channel of a plurality of channels associated with a transmission frame has been punctured, the transmission frame including a wireless local area network (WLAN) signaling field;
identifying information associated with the WLAN signaling field corresponding to the punctured first channel;
selecting, based at least in part on the punctured first channel, a resource unit (RU) allocation bit sequence;
transmitting the information associated with the WLAN signaling field in a second channel of the plurality of channels; and
transmitting the indication that the first channel has been punctured in the second channel or in a second WLAN signaling field of the transmission frame.

US Pat. No. 10,231,224

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC, N...

1. A terminal device for wirelessly communicating data to and from a base station via one or more of a plurality of intermediate devices within a wireless communications system, the terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to wirelessly receive, directly from base station, downlink signals including terminal control signals that identify a target device to which the terminal device is to direct uplink signals intended for the base station, the target device being one of the intermediate devices; and
transmission circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit the uplink signals to the target device for subsequent transmission to the base station, wherein
the reception circuitry is further configured to receive an acknowledgement message from the base station, the acknowledgement message indicating that the uplink signals have been successfully relayed from the target device to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,231,223

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of transmitting control information, the method comprising:generating a first indicator indicating an allocation type;
generating a second indicator;
transmitting an RRC (Radio Resource Control) message to a receiver, the message comprising the first indicator and the second indicator; and
transmitting downlink control information to the receiver in a first subframe,
wherein:
the first subframe consists of resources arranged in frequency and time domain,
the first subframe consists of a first region of resources and a second region of resources, each of the resources in the first region precedes each of the resources in the second region in time domain,
the first region includes a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH),
the second region includes a physical downlink shared channel for data transmission and the downlink control information,
and the first and second indicators indicate a location of the downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,222

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING CARRIER AGGREGATION AND RELATED SIGNALING

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, a configuration for a carrier, wherein the carrier deploys at least one cell to be used for carrier aggregation in a network;
detecting the at least one cell; and
determining the at least one cell to be an activated secondary cell for carrier aggregation when the at least one cell is detected and without reporting the detected at least one cell to the network,
wherein the secondary cell is determined to be activated when a measurement of the secondary cell exceeds a reference-signal-received-power or a reference-signal-received quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,231,221

PREAMBLE SETS MATCHED TO UPLINK TRANSMISSION CONDITIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device for transmitting a preamble sequence to a network node, the method comprising:configuring a number of preamble sequences into two or more preamble sets, wherein each preamble set is associated with at least one respective uplink transmission condition and assigning a respective power ramping scheme to each of the two or more preamble sets;
determining a transmission condition of an uplink from the wireless device to the network node; and
selecting one out of the two or more preamble sets based on the determined transmission condition to be a selected preamble set, and a preamble sequence from the selected preamble set to be a selected preamble sequence; as well as
transmitting the selected preamble sequence on the uplink according to the respective power ramping scheme of the selected preamble set.

US Pat. No. 10,231,220

PUCCH TRANSMISSION METHOD BY MTC DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), the method performed by a wireless device and comprising:transmitting repetitions of the PUCCH on a plurality of subframes; and
performing a frequency hopping for the PUCCH while transmitting the repetitions of the PUCCH,
wherein a location of a frequency region on which the PUCCH is transmitted is maintained during n subframes among the plurality of subframes, and
wherein the location of the frequency region on which the PUCCH is transmitted is not hopped per a slot in a subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,231,219

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting control information by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE via a higher layer, a parameter which indicates whether transmission of a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and a sounding reference signal (SRS) in one subframe is configured or not;
when the parameter is true, transmitting, by the UE in a primary component carrier (CC) among a plurality of CCs for carrier aggregation, at least one of the HARQ-ACK and a positive scheduling request (SR) on the PUCCH, which coincides in a same subframe as the SRS, by using a shortened PUCCH format; and
when the parameter is false, transmitting, by the UE in the primary CC, at least one of the HARQ-ACK and the positive SR on the PUCCH by using a normal PUCCH format, while not transmitting, in a secondary CC among the plurality of CCs for carrier aggregation, the SRS which coincides in the same subframe as the PUCCH,
wherein the shortened PUCCH format is a shortened PUCCH format 3.

US Pat. No. 10,231,218

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A RESPONSE REQUEST FRAME AND A RESPONSE FRAME IN A MULTI-USER BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A wireless communication method, comprising:receiving, at a first station, a first frame for requesting channel information, the first frame including a first field comprising duration information, a second field comprising a first identifier and a third field comprising a second identifier; and
transmitting, at the first station, a second frame as a response to the first frame,
wherein:
the first field precedes the second field and the second field precedes the third field in the first frame,
if the first identifier is associated with the first station, the second frame is transmitted without receiving, at the first station, any additional frame identifying the first station, and
if the second identifier is associated with the first station, the second frame is transmitted after the first station receives a third frame identifying the first station.

US Pat. No. 10,231,217

METHOD FOR OPERATING TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAID METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a resource pool announcement in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first user equipment (UE) and comprising:transmitting, to a network, resource pool announcement necessity information;
receiving from the network, a configuration for the resource pool announcement in response to the resource pool announcement necessity information; and
transmitting, to a second UE, the resource pool announcement based on the configuration,
wherein the resource pool announcement necessity information informs the network that the first UE, which is in a network coverage, must transmit the resource pool announcement to the second UE which is out of the network coverage, and
wherein the resource pool announcement indicates at least one of a plurality of resources which is used for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) signal in the network coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,231,216

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING CONTROL PLANE TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE DATA

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) that is configured to support control plane only (CPO) communications, the WTRU comprising:a transceiver operatively coupled to a processor and an antenna; and
the transceiver, on a condition that the WTRU has a short message service (SMS) message to send, configured to send to a wireless network over a control plane;
an attach request message including at least a network capability information elements (IE) including a bit indicating that CPO operation is supported, an attach type IE indicating an evolved packet system (EPS) attach type, and an EPS session management (ESM) container IE to be discarded by the wireless network, and
the SMS message via a non-access stratum (NAS) message, wherein other data is not exchanged by the WTRU with the wireless network over a user plane while the SMS message is sent via the NAS message over the control plane.

US Pat. No. 10,231,215

MULTI-USER TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for multi-user (MU) transmission in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a station (STA) and comprising:receiving an allocation frame from an access point (AP), the allocation frame comprising resource allocation information for the MU transmission and an indication of whether the resource allocation information indicates a frequency resource for orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission or a spatial resource for MU multi-input multi-output (MIMO) transmission; and
receiving a group identifier (ID) management frame from the AP, the group ID management frame comprising a single group identifier that identifies a group of STAs participating in the MU transmission,
wherein a different single group ID is allocated for each partial band of an entire band,
wherein a plurality of group ID management frames are transmitted through the entire band simultaneously, and
wherein each of the plurality of group ID management frames is transmitted via each partial band in which the received single group identifier is allocated.

US Pat. No. 10,231,214

RESOURCE INDICATION FOR LINK AGGREGATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intel IP Corportion, San...

1. A wireless communications device comprising a processor and a memory, the device adapted to:communicate a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) on at least one WiFi channel in a 5 GHz band or a 2.4 GHz band, wherein the PPDU is to include an HE-SIG-A field, an L-SIG field, and an RL-SIG field;
wherein the PPDU is to indicate a presence of at least one new band (NB) channel in a 3.5 GHz band; and
wherein the PPDU is to indicate said presence with either the HE-SIG-A field, or with a combination of the L-SIG field and the RL-SIG field.

US Pat. No. 10,231,213

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR INCLUSION OF DATA IN PAGING MESSAGES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed in a network node, the method comprising:obtaining a paging area in which paging data is to be transmitted to a wireless device, the paging area comprising multiple transmission points;
selecting a subset of the multiple transmission points of the paging area, based on a selection criterion;
initiating transmission of a paging transmission in the paging area, wherein the paging transmission comprises first data and second data targeting the wireless device when transmitted from the transmission points of the selected subset of the multiple transmission points, wherein the first data comprises the paging data and the second data comprises information not comprised in the first data, and wherein the paging transmission comprises only the first data when transmitted from other transmission points of the paging area.

US Pat. No. 10,231,212

NOTIFICATION AND COMMAND CHARGING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF PERFORMING THE SAME

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus for charging a mobile device, the apparatus comprising:a housing;
charging circuitry configured to charge the mobile device;
communications circuitry configured to receive first electronic information indicative of a first status of the mobile device and to receive second electronic information indicative of a second status of the mobile device during a connected period in which the mobile device is connected to the charging circuitry, wherein the first status and the second status are different;
a first light source configured, during the connected period, to provide a first visual notification indicative of the first status of the mobile device;
a second light source configured, during the connected period, to provide a second visual notification indicative of the second status of the mobile device, wherein the first visual notification and the second visual notification are different;
a first command button configured, during the connected period, to control a first function of the mobile device, wherein the first function is associated with the first status of the mobile device; and
a second command button configured, during the connected period, to control a second function of the mobile device, wherein the second function is associated with the second status of the mobile device, wherein the first function and the second function are different,
wherein the communications circuitry is further configured, during the connected period, to transmit, to the mobile device in response to a first actuation of the first command button, a first control signal that instructs the mobile device to perform the first function, and
wherein the communications circuitry is further configured, during the connected period, to transmit, to the mobile device in response to a second actuation of the second command button, a second control signal that instructs the mobile device to perform the second function.

US Pat. No. 10,231,211

METHOD FOR PAGING INFORMATION IN CELLULAR SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for obtaining paging information at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, at the user equipment, first information through a control channel in a subframe, wherein the subframe comprises the control channel and a shared channel and at least a portion of the first information indicates physical layer radio resources;
determining, at the user equipment, that an identifier is used in the first information, wherein the identifier indicates that the paging information is transmitted through the shared channel in the subframe; and
obtaining, without determining whether or not the paging information is intended for the user equipment, the paging information transmitted through the shared channel in the subframe in response to the identifier being used in the first information, wherein the paging information is obtained based on the physical layer radio resources indicated by the portion of the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,231,210

PAGING IN EXTENDED COVERAGE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a radio access network node for paging of a communication device in a coverage area served by the radio access network node, the method comprising:receiving, from a core network node, a page request comprising an indication of a support level of the communication device, the support level indicating whether or not the communication device supports a specific mode of operation of a Radio Access Technology (RAT), wherein the indication of the support level is an indication of whether or not the communication device:
only supports Extended-Coverage Global System for Mobile communications Internet of Things (EC-GSM-IoT) mode of operation, or
only supports General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and/or Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS) mode of operation, or
supports both the EC-GSM-IoT mode of operation and the GPRS and/or EGPRS mode of operation;
and
determining, based on the indication of the support level of the communication device, and based on a capability of the coverage area to support the specific mode of operation of the RAT, one of the following:
a channel for paging the communication device in the coverage area; or
not to page the communication device in the coverage area.

US Pat. No. 10,231,209

FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION OF PAGING SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed in a network node, for paging a wireless device, the method comprising:determining parameters for a paging transmission;
obtaining two or more possible paging transmission formats;
selecting one of the two or more possible paging transmission formats, based on the determined parameters; and
transmitting the paging transmission using the selected paging transmission format,
wherein the determined parameters are at least one of:
size of list of targeted wireless devices, or a list of wireless device groups,
paging data or payload size,
latency constraints for the paging transmission,
paging channel link quality,
wireless device receiver constraints,
radio resource limitations, and
a purpose of the paging transmission,
wherein in one of the two or more possible paging transmission formats the paging transmission comprises only a paging indicator, and
wherein the selecting of one of the two or more possible paging transmission formats, comprises selecting a transmission format where the paging transmission comprises only a paging indicator in response to at least one of the following parameter conditions:
the size of a list of targeted wireless devices, or a list of wireless device groups, being below a threshold,
paging data and/or payload size being below a threshold,
the latency constraints of the paging transmission being above a threshold, and
paging link quality being above a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,231,208

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PAGING IN NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of terminal for receiving a paging message, the method comprising:identifying a paging occasion in which a paging message is received, the paging occasion including a plurality of time slots; and
receiving, from a base station, with a reception beam, the paging message transmitted on a transmission beam of the base station in a time slot among the plurality of time slots,
wherein the paging occasion is a period of beam sweeping with different transmission beams of the base station, and
wherein the paging message is repeated in each of the plurality of time slots in the paging occasion with the different transmission beams.

US Pat. No. 10,231,207

METHOD FOR RECEIVING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a reference signal for positioning in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a terminal, configuration information about positioning reference signal (PRS), the PRS being transmitted from a plurality of antenna ports of a plurality of transmission devices;
measuring, by the terminal, the PRS by using the PRS related configuration information; and
reporting a measurement result of the PRS,
wherein the PRS is multiplexed and mapped to resource elements (REs) of each of the plurality of antenna ports using an orthogonal cover code for code division multiplexing (CDM) designated for a respective one of the plurality of antenna ports, and
wherein, when the plurality of transmission devices use the same physical cell ID, one or more different antenna ports of the plurality of antenna ports are used for each of the plurality of transmission devices for transmitting the PRS.

US Pat. No. 10,231,206

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR ELECTRONIC SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT FOR IDENTIFYING SIGNAL-EMITTING DEVICES

DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.,...

1. A method for automatic signal detection in a radio-frequency (RF) environment, comprising:learning the RF environment in a learning period based on statistical learning techniques, thereby creating learning data including power level measurements of the RF environment;
indexing the power level measurements for each frequency interval in a spectrum section in the learning period;
forming a knowledge map of the RF environment based on the power level measurements of the RF environment;
scrubbing a real-time spectral sweep against the knowledge map;
calculating a first derivative of the power level measurements and a second derivative of the power level measurements;
selecting most prominent derivatives of the first derivative and the second derivative;
performing a squaring function on the most prominent derivatives;
detecting at least one signal in the RF environment based on matched positive and negative gradients;
averaging the real-time spectral sweep, removing areas identified by the matched positive and negative gradients, and connecting points between removed areas to determine a baseline;
subtracting the baseline from the real-time spectral sweep to reveal the at least one signal; and
locating the at least one signal using a monitoring array comprising at least three monitoring units.

US Pat. No. 10,231,205

METHOD FOR SENDING AN IN-BAND POSITIONING SIGNAL AND IN-BAND POSITIONING SYSTEM IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK

1. An in-band positioning system in a communication network, comprising:a Position Management Station (PMS), located in the communication network arranged to manage one or more Position Service Stations (PSSs) and provide a synchronization reference clock for the one or more PSS s;
a positioning center network element, located in the communication network and arranged to provide position estimation information for a terminal based on position information of the one or more PSSs and send the position estimation information to the terminal; and
the one or more PSSs, of which each PSS uses a same frequency band used by the communication network and is arranged to generate, according to positioning signal auxiliary information, an in-band positioning signal for measuring a distance, regulate a sending clock of the in-band positioning signal according to a difference value between a local sending clock and the synchronization reference clock provided by the PMS and send the in-band positioning signal to the terminal according to the regulated sending clock.

US Pat. No. 10,231,204

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR REGISTERING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE UTILIZING A VIRTUAL NETWORK

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:detecting an event, wherein the processing system operates as an identity proxy function, wherein a communication device is provisioned with an active international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI);
sending a first notification of the event to an identity provisioning function, wherein the identity provisioning function sends a first indication to an OTA function to send an OTA message to the communication device in response to receiving the first notification, wherein the OTA function sends the OTA message to the communication device, wherein the OTA message includes a first temporary IMSI, a second indication to provision the first temporary IMSI onto the communication device and to direct the communication device to operate in a dormant mode; and
receiving a second notification from the identity provisioning function indicating that the first temporary IMSI is provisioned on the communication device and the communication device is in the dormant mode.

US Pat. No. 10,231,203

SERVICE REQUEST METHOD, AND USER EQUIPMENT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for service request, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:transmitting, by a non-access-stratum (NAS) layer of the UE, a service request message to a first mobility management entity (MME) in a first public land mobile network (PLMN);
running, by the NAS layer of the UE, a first timer related to the service request message;
determining, by the NAS layer of the UE, whether to increase a counter;
increasing, by the NAS layer of the UE, the counter when, after transmitting the service request message multiple times, a response message is not received before the first timer has expired;
comparing, by the NAS layer of the UE, a value of the counter with a threshold; associating with the first PLMN a second timer, being run by the NAS layer of UE, when the value of the counter is greater than or equal to the threshold,
wherein the second timer associated with the first PLMN is further run by the NAS layer of the UE, when a service reject message including a cause value indicates that a network is unavailable is received,
wherein a transmission of the service request message to the first MME in the first PLMN is prevented while the second timer is running;
performing one of a PLMN reselection procedure and a tracking area update (TAU) procedure after the second timer expires, wherein the TAU procedure is used to trigger a MME reselection procedure;
transmitting, via the NAS layer of the UE, an access request message or a TAU request message to a second MME in a second PLMN after the second timer has expired; and
transmitting, via the NAS layer of the UE, a service request message to the second network node.

US Pat. No. 10,231,202

ASYNCHRONOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

VIAVI Solutions UK Limite...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a device, a first location estimate of a wireless communication unit;
determining, by the device and based on a set of differences in respective path lengths associated with respective signals received by the wireless communication unit, a second location estimate of the wireless communication unit;
using, by the device, the second location estimate to revise a plurality of respective path lengths;
using, by the device, the first location estimate and the revised plurality of respective path lengths, to produce a revised set of estimates of differences;
weighting, by the device, the revised set of estimates of differences based on a confidence score; and
using, by the device, the weighted, revised set of estimates of differences to refine an initial set of estimates of differences associated with a pair of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,231,201

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSURED TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF AN RF BEACON

NextNav, LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for synchronizing local time of beacons, wherein the method comprises:disciplining a high-stability local clock of a designated beacon within a geographic region to a network time; and
synchronizing a local clock of a second beacon within the geographic region to the network time,
wherein disciplining the high-stability local clock of the designated beacon to the network time comprises:
determining if the designated beacon did not receive a disciplining-signal from a satellite within a first time period; and
if the designated beacon did not receive a disciplining-signal from a satellite within the first time period, disciplining the high-stability local clock of the designated beacon to the network time using a non-satellite disciplining-signal source.

US Pat. No. 10,231,200

PROVIDING ESTIMATED ACCURACY OF MOBILE STATION SYNCHRONIZATION TO THE NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A base station subsystem (BSS) configured to interact with a Serving Mobile Location Center (SMLC), the BSS comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the BSS is operable to:
transmit, to the SMLC, a Base Station Subsystem Mobile Application Part-Location Services Extension (BSSMAP-LE) PERFORM LOCATION REQUEST message which includes an Information Element (IE) which indicates a worst case synchronization accuracy of a mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,231,199

SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION CODEBOOK FOR E-UTRAN

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A user equipment configured to mitigate synchronization code interference in a wireless communication system, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive, at a user equipment, a signal comprising synchronization information from a base station; and
extract the synchronization information, wherein:
the synchronization information includes a secondary synchronization code (SSC),
the SSC comprises a scrambled pair of sequences combined via interleaving,
the scrambled pair of sequences comprises a pair of sequences scrambled using generated scrambling codes, and
the generated scrambling codes comprise at least a primary synchronization code (PSC)-based scrambling code; and
a memory coupled to the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,231,198

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL, AND METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK SIGNAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a downlink signal by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:in response to a transmission of a primary synchronization signal (PSS) or a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) for a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-loT) UE overlapping with a transmission of a first downlink channel for a Machine-Type Communications UE (MTC UE) in a first subframe:
transmitting the PSS or the SSS for the NB-loT UE; and
dropping the transmission of the first downlink channel for the MTC UE in the first subframe, and
in response to a transmission of a physical random access channel (PRACH) for the MTC UE overlapping with a transmission of a second downlink channel for the NB-loT UE in a second subframe:
transmitting the PRACH for the MTC UE in the second subframe; and
dropping the transmission of the second downlink channel for the NB-loT UE in the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,231,197

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a first terminal, information on a first time offset and information on a second time offset, wherein the first terminal does not receive a synchronization signal from a base station;
identifying, by the first terminal, whether a first synchronization signal is received from a second terminal on a subframe corresponding to the first time offset of a transmission period corresponding to a synchronization signal or a subframe corresponding to the second time offset of the transmission period; and
transmitting, by the first terminal to a third terminal, a second synchronization signal based on the identification,
wherein the second synchronization signal is transmitted by the first terminal on a second subframe corresponding to the second time offset of the transmission period, when the first synchronization signal is received by the first terminal from the second terminal on a first subframe corresponding to the first time offset of the transmission period.

US Pat. No. 10,231,196

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A terminal comprising a processor and that is to perform a random access procedure with a base station, the terminal comprising:a processor configured to determine a transmittable message size corresponding to a physical random access channel based on a predetermined communication scheme with the base station;
a calculator configured to set a message to correspond to the message size, and to calculate each of a preamble index and at least one message index from the message; and
an encoder configured to encode each of the preamble index and the at least one message index, and to transmit the same to the base station, wherein the encoder is further configured to generate each of a preamble sequence acquired by cyclic shifting a Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to a preamble root index by a constant value corresponding to the preamble index and a message sequence acquired by cyclic shifting a Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to each of the at least one message root index by a sum of the constant value corresponding to the preamble index and each of the at least one message index, and to transmit the generated preamble sequence and message sequence to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,231,195

UPLINK SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD BASED ON UPLINK REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

6. A terminal comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal; and
a controller configured to:
receive, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message for configuring a power headroom report (PHR) for at least two cells,
identify whether the PHR is triggered,
obtain a power headroom (PH) based on a maximum transmission power and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) power, when the PHR is triggered, and
transmit the PHR including the PH and an indicator indicating whether the maximum transmission power is included in the PHR to the base station,
wherein a PUSCH reference format is used for the PUSCH power and the maximum transmission power is omitted in the PHR, when the PH is not based on a real transmission on a PUSCH.