US Pat. No. 10,036,100

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. An apparatus for producing a silicon single crystal based on a Czochralski method provided with a chamber having a heater therein to heat a raw material and cooling means to cool the chamber by a coolant, the apparatus comprising:measuring means for measuring an inlet temperature, an outlet temperature, and a flow rate in a passage of the coolant to cool the chamber with flowing in the chamber;
calculating means for calculating a removed heat quantity from the chamber on the basis of the measured values of the inlet temperature, the outlet temperature, and the flow rate; and
heater power-controlling means for controlling heater power on the basis of the calculated value of the removed heat quantity,
wherein the heater power-controlling means is provided with a function for calculating a pattern of set values of heater power in a straight body forming process in the next pulling, on the basis of operation result data of the removed heat quantity from the chamber obtained through pulling a silicon single crystal, and
the pattern of set values of heater power in a straight body forming process in the next pulling is calculated such that the set values of heater power is given feedback on pattern correction value “W” of heater power determined by the following equation:
W=Ws?(Ha?Hb)wherein, “W” represents the pattern correction value of heater power, Ws represents a heater power value at the start of the straight body forming process, Ha represents a removed heat quantity at the start of the straight body forming process, and Hb represents the calculated value of the removed heat quantity in the straight body forming process.

US Pat. No. 10,036,574

DEVICES COMPRISING A HEAT SOURCE MATERIAL AND ACTIVATION CHAMBERS FOR THE SAME

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A heating device comprising:a heat source material which is a phase change material and which undergoes an exothermic phase change upon activation by an activating agent to generate heat;
a heat source chamber within which the heat source material is held;
an activation chamber providing the activating agent;
a barrier separating the interior of the heat source chamber from the interior of the activation chamber, wherein the activation chamber is deformable and wherein deformation of the activation chamber causes rupture of the barrier to allow contact between the activating agent and the heat source material, the contact activating the exothermic phase change of the phase change material, and
a housing to receive a nicotine source arranged to release nicotine upon being heated by the generated heat.

US Pat. No. 10,035,258

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH-VOLUME FILLING OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRESCRIPTIONS

Parata Systems, LLC, Dur...

1. An automated pharmacy machine, comprising:a frame defining a peripheral footprint;
a plurality of bins, each of the bins containing a bulk supply of a pharmaceutical;
a transition platform mounted to the frame and having at least one retrieval position configured to receive a vial for filling, the vials being received for filling from a source outside the footprint of the frame, the retrieval position being located within the footprint of the frame; and
a gripper assembly mounted within the frame and configured to grasp and convey a vial from the transition platform to one of the bins for dispensing and to return a filled vial from a dispensing bin to the transition platform.

US Pat. No. 10,037,279

HOST DEVICE CACHING OF A BUSINESS PROCESS DATA

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method comprising:in a network comprising a storage array and a host computer, wherein the host computer comprises a flash memory cache, and the storage array comprises physical storage drives on which data is stored, and the data stored on the physical storage drives is presented by the storage array as being stored on logical storage devices:
associating a first logical storage device of the logical storage devices with a business process;
responsive to a first IO to the first logical storage device:
determining that the first IO is associated with the business process;
responsive to determining that the first IO is associated with the business process, attaching the first logical storage device to the host computer flash memory cache; and
copying data associated with the first IO from the storage array to the host computer flash memory cache, thereby enabling the data associated with the first IO to be available from the host computer flash memory cache; and
responsive to a second IO to a second logical storage device:
determining that the second IO is not associated with the business process; and
responsive to determining that the second IO is not associated with the business process, not attaching the second logical storage device to the host computer flash memory cache.

US Pat. No. 10,036,625

INTEGRATED SPECTROMETERS WITH SINGLE PIXEL DETECTOR

UNIVERSITEIT GENT, Ghent...

1. An integrated, waveguide based, spectrometer implemented in an integrated photonics circuit, the spectrometer comprising:a sensing region configured for receiving multi-wavelength radiation interacting with a sample in the sensing region,
a wavelength demultiplexing element arranged for capturing said multi-wavelength radiation after interaction with the sample and configured for providing a number of wavelength demultiplexed radiation outputs or a number of different groups of wavelength demultiplexed radiation outputs into different signal carriers,
an integrated modulator configured for differently modulating the different demultiplexed radiation outputs or different groups of demultiplexed radiation outputs in the different signal carriers, the integrated modulator being implemented in the integrated photonics circuit, and
a multiplexer element configured for multiplexing the differently modulated demultiplexed radiation outputs or the differently grouped demultiplexed radiation outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,036,575

SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTING SYSTEM

TIGI LTD., Neve Yarak (I...

1. A solar energy module for converting solar radiation to thermal energy, the module comprising:(a) a glass plate;
(b) a transparent insulation;
(c) a sealed enclosure having a fixed volume available to an enclosed gas inside said sealed enclosure said sealed enclosure having a duct fluidly connecting said fixed volume with a variable volume vessel outside said sealed enclosure, said variable volume vessel is for varying a volume available to said enclosed gas, said volume varying in accordance with changing temperature of said enclosed gas;
(d) an absorbing element configured to absorb the solar radiation transmitted via said glass plate then via said transparent insulation, said absorbing element inside said sealed enclosure, said absorbing element in thermal contact with said enclosed gas;
(e) at least one liquid pipe thermally coupled to said absorbing element; and
(f) at least one heat pipe, wherein a vaporization volume of said heat pipe is inside said sealed enclosure and is thermally coupled to said absorbing element and wherein a condensation bulb of said heat pipe is external to the solar energy module,
said transparent insulation including thermal convection suppression, suppressing convective heat transfer between said glass plate and said absorbing element,
thereby the solar radiation penetrates said glass plate, then penetrates said transparent insulation and is absorbed by said absorbing element, said enclosed gas is heated in said fixed volume, said enclosed gas flows from said fixed volume via said duct to said variable volume vessel, said variable volume vessel varies to increase said volume available to said enclosed gas inside said sealed enclosure, thus keeping a pressure of said enclosed gas within structurally tolerable limits of the solar energy module.

US Pat. No. 10,034,808

LOW-AIR-LOSS (LAL) PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUSES AND METHODS

Huntleigh Technology Limi...

1. A mattress for a patient-support apparatus, the mattress comprising:a mattress body comprising an air-impermeable material defining an upper side, a lower side, and two or more inflatable zones, wherein the upper side includes a plurality of openings configured to permit air to escape through the air-impermeable material from the at least two or more inflatable zones, wherein the at least two or more inflatable zones include a first inflatable zone in which a first portion of the plurality of openings are disposed in a first configuration and a second inflatable zone in which a second portion of the plurality of openings are disposed in a second configuration that is different from the first configuration; and
a cover sheet comprising an air-permeable, liquid-impermeable material covering one or more of the openings in the first inflatable zone and in the second inflatable zone, wherein the cover sheet comprises two or more layers, wherein the cover sheet is coupled to the mattress body by a liquid-impermeable welded seam between the cover sheet and the mattress body and the liquid-impermeable welded seam encircles the covered openings; wherein the mattress is configured to couple to a fluid source to provide air to the mattress at a rate sufficient to maintain inflation of the two or more inflatable zones as air escapes through the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,034,468

FISHING ROD CARRYING BAG

1. A travel article comprising:wherein the travel article comprises a base pack, a rod carrier, a plurality of shoulder straps, and a waist strap;
wherein the rod carrier, the plurality of shoulder straps, and the waist strap are attached to the rod carrier;
wherein the travel article is a luggage item;
wherein the travel article is configured for use with a plurality of fishing rods;
wherein each of the plurality of fishing rods is further defined with a handle and a tip;
wherein the base pack is a container;
wherein the base pack is a hollow rectangular block structure;
wherein the rod carrier attaches the plurality of fishing rods to the travel article;
wherein the plurality of shoulder straps and the waist strap forms a harness;
wherein the base pack comprises a master compartment, a master access, and a fifth fastener;
wherein the master access is formed in a second face of the master compartment;
wherein the fifth fastener secures the master access to the master compartment;
wherein the master access is a removable barrier that opens and closes an access port into the hollow interior of the master compartment;
wherein the master compartment is further defined with a first face, a second face, a third face, a fourth face, a fifth face, and a sixth face;
wherein a brink formed by the second face and the sixth face of the master compartment is rounded;
wherein the master compartment comprises a first interior pocket, a second interior pocket, and a third interior pocket;
wherein the first interior pocket is a pouch that is formed on an interior surface of the master compartment;
wherein the second interior pocket is a pouch that is formed on an interior surface of the master compartment;
wherein the third interior pocket is a pouch that is formed on an interior surface of the master compartment;
wherein the first interior pocket comprises an eighth fastener;
wherein the second interior pocket comprises a ninth fastener;
wherein the third interior pocket comprises a tenth fastener;
wherein the rod carrier comprises a daisy chain, a sheath flap, a plurality of sheaths, and a fourth fastener;
wherein the daisy chain attaches to the master compartment;
wherein the plurality of sheaths attach to the sheath flap;
wherein the fourth fastener attaches the sheath flap to the master compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,034,460

RETRACTABLE LEASH

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A retractable leash system comprising:a housing;
a leash;
a spool attached to the leash and disposed within the housing, the leash being configured to be rotationally biased so as to urge the leash into a spooled configuration; and
a brake including an operating button, a compression spring, and a brake member coupled to the operating button, the brake member being associated with the compression spring and configured to engage the spool by operation of the operating button, such that, when the brake is engaged, the spool is prevented from rotating in an unspooling direction and capable of rotating in a spooling direction.

US Pat. No. 10,034,455

SELF-CLEANING PET GROOMING IMPLEMENT

LUMO LLC, Cambridge, MA ...

1. An implement for grooming hair of an animal, comprising:a handle having a length defining a longitudinal axis of the implement;
a comb support having first and second opposed ends, the first end being coupled to the handle;
an array of substantially rigid tines mounted to the comb support, each tine having (i) a base, by which it is mounted to the comb support, (ii) a tip, (iii) a length that protrudes from the base to the tip, and (iv) a width at where the tine protrudes from its base, wherein the array is configured so that a selected tine has a length that is more than three times greater than the width of the selected tine, the array having a plurality of generally parallel combs, wherein any selected comb in the array has a set of regularly spaced generally parallel tines of similar length, and each comb has a length disposed transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis, and the comb support is configured in relation to the combs so that substantially all of the length of each tine is exposed for use in grooming;
wherein the spacing between adjacent tines of a selected comb in the array monotonically decreases as a function of distance of the selected comb from the first end, in a manner wherein there are at least three distinct spacings between centers of adjacent tines in the combs of the array;
so that, as the comb support is drawn in a direction of motion along the longitudinal axis to effectuate the grooming of the hair of the animal, in a manner wherein the first end reaches a selected location on the animal and thereafter the second end reaches the selected location, hair at the selected location experiences a progression in at least three stages from coarsely to more finely spaced tines;
wherein the tines of the array are configured to penetrate and groom the hair of the animal,
wherein the length of the tines of the selected comb monotonically decreases as a function of distance of the selected comb from the first end;
so that, as the comb support is drawn in the direction of motion along the longitudinal axis to effectuate the grooming of the hair of the animal, hair at the selected location experiences a progression from longer to shorter tines.

US Pat. No. 10,035,792

RESORCINOL DERIVATIVE AS HSP90 INHIBITOR

CHIA TAI TIANQING PHARMAC...

1. A compound represented by formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X and Y are each independently selected from N, O or S;
X1, X2, Y1, Y2 and the carbon atom linking X1 and X2 together form a 5- to 7-membered aromatic ring, aliphatic saturated ring or aliphatic unsaturated ring;
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from C, O, S, N, —C?C—, —C?N—;
C in X1 or X2 may be unsubstituted, or may be substituted with R01 or R02;
R01 and R02 are each independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, SH, NH2,CHO, COOH, C1-10 alkyl, N—C1-10 alkylamino, N,N-di(C1-10 alkyl)amino, C1-10 alkoxy, C1-10 alkanoyl, C1-10 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfinyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkylamino, C3-10 cycloalkoxy, C3-10 cycloalkyl acyl, C3-10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-10 alkyl substituted with C3-10 cycloalkyl;
Y1 and Y2 are each independently selected from C or N;
two substituents on Y1 and Y2 are linked together to form a five-, six- or seven-membered nitrogen-containing saturated ring or aromatic ring having substituents R1, R2 and R3;
R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl, hydroxyl C1-10 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy-C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-10 alkyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl-C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylamido-C1-6 alkyl, N,N-di(C1-6 alkyl)aminoacyl-C1-6 alkyl, N,N-di(C1-6 alkyl)amino-C1-6 alkanoyl, morpholinyl-C1-6 alkanoyl, N-C1-10 alkylamino, N,N-di(C1-10 alkyl)amino, C1-10 alkoxy, C1-10 alkanoyl, C1-10 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfinyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkylamino, C3-10 cycloalkyloxy, C3-10 cycloalkyl acyl, C3-10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-5 alkyl;
or substituents of R2 and R3 are linked with each other by a covalent bond to form a five-, six- or seven-membered saturated ring with a substituent R03 or without substituents;
R03 is selected from C1-6 alkyl or halogen;
R4 is selected from H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkoxy, phenyl substituted C1-6 alkyl, phenyl substituted C2-6 alkenyl, phenyl, C1-6 alkyl substituted phenyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R5 is selected from H, cyano, carboxyl, C1-6 alkoxyacyl, C1-7 alkylaminocarbonyl, halo C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, C1-6 alkoxy-C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, N,N-di(C1-6 alkyl)amino-C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, hydroxy C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, hydroxyl-substituted halo C1-6 alkyl, nitrile group-substituted amidino, or selected from C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkenyl, or a 5- to 10-membered aromatic ring optionally substituted with one or more R05;
R05 is selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,034,466

FISHING LINE CASTING DEVICE

1. A device for assisting casting and retrieval of a fishing line to which is attached a terminal tackle, the device being usable with a fishing rod including a fishing reel for stowing the fishing line, the fishing reel being selectively operable between a free spool mode wherein the fishing line can be cast and a line retrieving mode wherein the fishing line can be pulled and stowed in the fishing reel, the device being usable with a power source, the device comprising:a body, the body including a guide ramp, the guide ramp having a substantially elongated configuration and defining substantially longitudinally opposed guide ramp proximal and distal ends;
a mount for mounting the body to the fishing rod;
a carriage mounted to the ramp and movable longitudinally therealong, the carriage defining a tackle receiving portion for receiving the terminal tackle;
a carriage biasing element operatively coupled to the carriage and to the guide ramp for biasing the carriage towards the guide ramp distal end;
a power drive connectable to the power source to receive power therefrom, the power drive being operable between an unpowered mode wherein the power drive is static and a carriage pulling mode wherein the power drive is powered;
a carriage pulling mechanism provided between the power drive and the carriage and operative for moving the carriage towards the ramp proximal end when the power drive is in the carriage pulling mode;
a release mechanism selectively movable between engaged and disengaged configurations, wherein the release mechanism is operatively coupled to the carriage pulling mechanism and to the carriage so that when the release mechanism is in the engaged configuration, the carriage pulling mechanism is operable by the power drive to move the carriage, and, when the release mechanism is in the disengaged configuration, the carriage and carriage pulling mechanism are disengaged from each other to allow movements of the carriage along the guide ramp independently of the carriage pulling mechanism; and
a controller operatively coupled to the power drive to selectively change the power drive to one of the unpowered and carriage pulling modes.
US Pat. No. 10,036,068

DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A kit for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment associated with a cardiovascular event and/or anti-platelet therapy in a subject, comprising:a set of two, three, or four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-specific probes wherein each SNP-specific probe is selected from the group consisting of:
a probe for detecting Rs7541936 in PTGER3 in a sample obtained from the subject;
a probe for detecting Rs977214 in PTGER3 in a sample obtained from the subject;
a probe for detecting Rs2206343 in PTGER3 in a sample obtained from the subject; and
a probe for detecting Rs4383756 in PTGER4 in a sample obtained from the subject;
the kit including the probe for detecting Rs4383756 in PTGER4 in the set of probes and/or an EP3 receptor antagonist;
wherein the kit does not include any probes in addition to the set of probes; and
wherein the probes are fluorescently-labeled.

US Pat. No. 10,039,021

PROCESSING OF PASSIVE INTERMODULATION DETECTION RESULTS

ACEAXIS LIMITED, Harlow ...

1. A method of generating a PIM (passive intermodulation) diagnosis for one or more wireless networks, the one or more wireless networks comprising equipment deployed at a plurality of cell sites, the method comprising:receiving respective PIM detection results from PIM detection devices for respective cell sites, each respective PIM detection result representing detection of PIM caused by passive intermodulation between carriers of the one or more wireless networks, each respective PIM detection result being obtained by correlation of respective simulated PIM signals generated from samples of at least a first signal that is hypothesized to have caused PIM with a received waveform for a respective cell site, and each respective PIM detection result comprising respective magnitudes of received PIM at respective cell sites;
normalizing the received respective PIM detection results to account for transmission power and frequency allocation of respective cell sites;
correlating the normalized respective PIM detection results with data relating to at least one of a condition of respective cell sites or an environment of the respective cell sites to produce correlation results; and
dependent on the correlation results, generating the PIM diagnosis,
wherein the normalized respective PIM detection results represent an underlying propensity of a respective cell site and its environment to generate PIM.

US Pat. No. 10,035,719

SYSTEM AND MEMBRANE FOR WASTEWATER-GENERATED ENERGY AND GAS

Regents of the University...

1. An apparatus for producing a gas from a wastewater fluid, the apparatus comprising:a first layer including a first immobilized bacteria, wherein the first immobilized bacteria are configured to produce a first gas from one or more compounds in a wastewater fluid;
a second layer including a second immobilized bacteria, wherein the second immobilized bacteria are configured to produce a second gas from the one or more compounds in the wastewater fluid; and
a third layer at least partially disposed between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer configured to receive at least one of the first gas and the second gas from the first layer and the second layer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,035,648

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR REFUSE VEHICLE

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. An attachment system for a vehicle, the attachment system comprising:a lateral member;
a plate defining a first aperture and having a flange that extends at least partially around the lateral member, the flange defining a second aperture positioned to expose a portion of the lateral member; and
a retainer coupled to the plate and positioned to selectively extend at least partially across the first aperture;
wherein the first aperture and the second aperture of the plate are configured to selectively receive an interface of an attachment such that the interface engages the portion of the lateral member and selectively engages the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,034,969

KITS FOR LOCAL DELIVERY OF WATER SOLUBLE AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE

TYRX, Inc., Monmouth Jun...

1. A kit comprising:an implantable pouch comprising a substrate defining a pocket, said pouch comprising a tyrosine-derived polyesteramide and a combination of minocycline and rifampin that is configured to elute over time; and
a hemostatic agent,
wherein the pouch is disposed in a first package and the hemostatic agent is disposed in a second package that is separate from the first package;
wherein the pocket is configured to receive a medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,034,464

FISH HARVESTING HEAD WITH ARM RETRACTION SYSTEM

1. A fish harvesting head, comprising:a harvesting body having a forward portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion includes a rear connection device for attachment to a shaft;
at least one barb receiving slot positioned in the harvesting body, wherein the at least one barb receiving slot extends along the harvesting body and includes an opening in an outer surface of the harvesting body through which a portion of a barb arm protrudes;
at least one barb arm protruding from at least one barb receiving slot;
where at least one of the barb arms has at least one inner end attached to the harvesting body in the at least one barb receiving slot via at least one connector extending from a first receiver in a first side of the at least one barb receiving slot, through an orifice in the barb arm, and into a second receiver in a second side of the at least one barb receiving slot;
an arm retraction system configured to withdraw the at least one barb arm toward the harvesting body for removal of the fish harvesting head from a the harvesting body.

US Pat. No. 10,034,461

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF INTENSIVE RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE

Atlantic Sapphire IP, L.L...

1. A recirculating aquaculture system, comprising:water sourced from a first segment of a saline aquifer;
a recirculating aquaculture system receiving the sourced water and producing discharge water; and
a water discharge apparatus that disposes of the discharge water into a second segment of the saline aquifer, the second segment of the saline aquifer being a predetermined distance below the first segment;
wherein the saline aquifer is a Floridan aquifer and the first segment of the saline aquifer having water comprising at least five parts per liter or more comprises any of a lower confining unit segment (LC) or a lower Floridan producing zone one segment (LF1), and the second segment comprises a boulder zone (BZ) segment of the Floridan aquifer; and
wherein at a maximum feeding schedule, approximately 20 percent or less of total water volume of the sourced water in the recirculating aquaculture system is exchanged with new water sourced from the saline aquifer, on a daily basis.

US Pat. No. 10,034,459

MULTI-FUNCTION CAT TOY

EQUIPT4 LLC, Rehoboth Be...

1. A multi-function pet toy comprising:a hand-holdable body including finger grip contours;
a multi-section mast extending from the body in a first direction along an axis;
a pet attracting object attached to the mast distal from the body;
a sound generator disposed in the body configured to generate sounds attracting the interest of the pet;
a light pointer disposed in the body configured to direct a visually perceptible point beam of light along the axis in a direction opposite the first direction;
a rechargeable battery disposed in the body for providing power to the sound generator and to the light pointer;
a USB-style port disposed on the body for recharging the battery when a powered-USB cable is attached thereto;
a switch disposed in the body configured to actuate the sound generator; and
a switch disposed in the body configured to actuate the light pointer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,160

LIGHT ENGINE FOR LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A light engine for light emitting elements, comprising:an element substrate on which a plurality of light emitting elements are mounted;
circuit substrates contacting one another in an insulated state in order to apply a drive voltage to the light emitting elements and contacting the element substrate in an insulated state; and
protection substrates surrounding and contacting the element substrate and the circuit substrates in an insulated state;
wherein the circuit substrates include a first circuit substrate and a second circuit substrate divided from each other, disposed to make contact with the element substrate and configured to apply voltages of different polarities to the light emitting elements, and
wherein the circuit substrates include a third circuit substrate configured to make simultaneous contact with the first circuit substrate and the second circuit substrate at the opposite side of the first circuit substrate and the second circuit substrate from the element substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,039,075

DOUBLE SIDED ROUND TRIP TIME CALIBRATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of determining a round trip time calibration value with a mobile device, comprising:receiving a plurality of fine timing measurement messages between an initiating station and a responding station including timestamp information indicating when the plurality of fine timing measurement messages are sent and received by the initiating station and the responding station;
determining time of arrival information for the plurality of fine timing measurement messages based on an internal clock in the mobile device;
calculating a plurality of differential time measurements based on a difference between the timestamp information and the time of arrival information for a respective fine timing measurement message in the plurality of fine timing measurement messages;
calculating a responding station calibration value based on the plurality of differential time measurements; and
transmitting the responding station calibration value to the responding station.

US Pat. No. 10,037,545

PREDICTING ADVERTISEMENT IMPACT FOR AUDIENCE SELECTION

Quantcast Corporation, S...

1. A computer-implemented method for preventing advertisement overexposure comprising:operating an advertising probe campaign by:
sending an item of campaign advertising content over a network to each entity in a treatment group of entities; and
selecting a control group of entities, wherein the control group excludes entities of the treatment group and the item of campaign advertising content is not sent to the entities of the control group;
assessing results of operating the advertising probe campaign by:
selecting treatment group converters from the treatment group of entities, the treatment group converters having met a conversion criterion of the advertising probe campaign after exposure to the item of campaign advertising content; and
selecting control group converters from the control group of entities, the control group converters having met the conversion criterion of the advertising probe campaign without exposure to the item of campaign advertising content;
constructing an influence model by an influence system by comparing features of media consumption histories of the treatment group converters to features of media consumption histories of the control group converters; and
operating an advertising campaign by the influence system by:
receiving, by an influence system, a notification that an opportunity to expose a specified entity to advertising content is available, the specified entity not included in the advertising probe campaign's groups;
applying the constructed influence model to features of the specified entity's media consumption history;
assigning an individual frequency cap to the specified entity responsive to a result of applying the constructed influence model;
selecting the specified entity to receive the item of campaign advertising content based on the individual frequency cap; and
sending the item of campaign advertising content to the specified entity responsive to selecting the specified entity.
US Pat. No. 10,037,889

CATIONIC PARTICLE CONTAINING SLURRIES AND METHODS OF USING THEM FOR CMP OF SPIN-ON CARBON FILMS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising: Spin coating to form an organic polymer liquid on a semiconductor wafer or substrate;at least partially curing the spin coating to form an organic polymer film at a temperature ranging from 70 to 375° C.; and,
chemical mechanical polishing (CMP polishing) the organic polymer film with a polishing pad and an aqueous CMP polishing composition comprising from 0.05 to 7 wt. %, based on total CMP polishing composition solids, of an abrasive of elongated, bent or nodular silica particles containing within at least one of the silica particles one or more cationic nitrogen or phosphorus atoms, from 0.005 to 0.5 wt. %, based on total CMP polishing composition solids, of a sulfate group containing surfactant which further contains a C8 to C18 alkyl or alkenyl group, and a pH adjusting agent, the CMP polishing composition having a pH ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 wherein the pH is below the isoelectric point (IEP) of the silica particles.

US Pat. No. 10,039,167

PHASE-CUT DIMMING CIRCUIT WITH WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE

Zhuhai Shengchang Electro...

1. An LED dimming system comprising:a phase-cut dimmer, a dimming circuit, and an LED light, wherein the phase-cut dimmer, the dimming circuit, and the LED light are sequentially connected;
an input terminal of the phase-cut dimmer is connected to a phase line L of a power supply;
wherein the dimming circuit includes a phase-cut dimming circuit, a switching power supply, and a field effect transistor;
an output terminal of the phase-cut dimmer is connected to one of two input terminals of the phase-cut dimming circuit, and one of two input terminals of the switching power supply;
the other one of the two input terminals of the phase-cut dimming circuit and the other one of the two input terminals of the switching power supply are connected to a zero line N of the power supply;
wherein a positive terminal of an output of the switching power supply is connected to a positive terminal of the LED light;
source and drain terminals of the field effect transistor are connected in series between a negative terminal of the output of the switching power supply and a negative terminal of the LED light; and
an output terminal of the phase cut dimming circuit is connected to a gate of the field effect transistor;
wherein the phase-cut dimming circuit comprises a first diode, a second diode, a first resistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, a fourth resistor, a transistor, a photoelectric coupler, a PWM signal conversion circuit;
wherein a positive terminal of the first diode, and a positive terminal of the second diode are respectively connected to a phase line L and a zero line N of the power supply; a negative terminal of the first diode, and a negative terminal of the second diode are connected to one end of the first resistor; an other end of the first resistor is connected to one end of the second resistor, and a base of the transistor;
wherein an other end of the second resistor is connected to an emitter of the transistor and shares a common ground with the phase-cut dimming circuit; a collector of the transistor is connected to one end of the third resistor, and a negative terminal of a light emitting tube of the photoelectric coupler;
wherein an other end of the third resistor is connected to a positive terminal of the light emitting tube of the photoelectric coupler, and one end of the fourth resistor; an other end of the fourth resistor is connected to a power supply VCC; an output of the photoelectric coupler is connected to an input of the PWM signal conversion circuit; and an output of the PWM signal conversion circuit is connected to a gate of the field effect transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,039,159

AC LED DRIVER WITH CAPACITIVE SWITCHING

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. An alternating current (AC) light emitting diode (LED) driver for providing operating power to an LED load, comprising:a first input terminal and a second input terminal, each of the first and second input terminals connectable to an AC input voltage source;
a current limiting capacitor coupled to the first input terminal;
a bridge rectifier coupled to the current limiting capacitor, the bridge rectifier having a plurality of rectifying diodes and configured to rectify an input from the AC input voltage source;
a phase angle shift unit coupled to the first input terminal and the bridge rectifier, the phase angle shift unit configured to minimize a phase angle between input line current and input voltage received via at least one of the first input terminal and the second input terminal and rectified by the bridge rectifier.

US Pat. No. 10,039,141

EVENT-TRIGGERED MODE SWITCHING FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL

SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATION...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a modem for communication with a wireless network, the modem being configured for operating in a plurality of different modem operation modes, wherein while in each one of the plurality of different modem operation modes the modem is operational; and
a processing device operative to,
monitor whether a trigger event is detected,
perform a mode selection to select a modem operation mode from the plurality of modem operation modes in accordance with at least one constraint in response to detecting a trigger event that is dependent on a condition of the mobile terminal, the at least one constraint defining which modem operation mode or which modem operation modes are allowed to be selected as a function of one or several parameters of the mobile terminal, said mode selection reducing loads placed on the wireless network, wherein the selected modem operation mode is distinguished from at least one further modem operation mode by a transmission repetition count associated with each respective modem operation mode, and
control the modem to start operating in the selected modem operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,039,133

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING VERY-HIGH-SPEED RANDOM ACCESS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for processing very-high-speed random access, comprising:selecting a Zadoff-Chu (ZC) sequence group according to a cell type and a first cyclic shift parameter Ncs, wherein the ZC sequence group comprises M ZC sequences;
determining whether a duHT value of a jth ZC sequence in the ZC sequence group meets a condition
wherein the Ncs in the condition is the first Ncs, the Nzc is the length of the jth ZC sequence, and the value of j is any integer in [1, M]; andwhen the duHT values of the ZC sequences in the ZC sequence group all meet the condition, sending the cell type, a second Ncs, and the ZC sequence group to a user equipment (UE).

US Pat. No. 10,039,086

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENT WHERE TERMINAL MAY HAVE DUAL CONNECTIVITY TO MULTIPLE BASE STATIONS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method of a terminal having dual connectivity to a first base station and a second base station, the communication method comprising:receiving a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) message from the first base station only through a first interface between the first base station and the terminal;
transmitting a second RRC message to the first base station only through the first interface; and
releasing remaining bearers, except for a first Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB), when a Radio Link Failure (RLF) is recognized,
wherein the first SRB is used for transmitting/receiving a message of a Common Control Channel (CCCH) based on a Transparent Mode (TM).

US Pat. No. 10,039,085

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS USING MULTIPLE UPLINK CARRIERS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

10. The method of claim 9, further comprising:sending uplink pilot information on the plurality of uplink carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,038,691

AUTHORIZATION OF A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION

Princeton Identity, Inc.,...

1. A biometric access control device comprising:a camera having a field of view;
an illuminator device comprising one or more illuminators that emit light into the field of view;
a client device enabled to authenticate a person to access a financial software and execute a financial transaction;
an input device;
memory storing program instructions; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the illuminator device, the camera, the client device, the input device, and the memory, and further communicatively coupled to a database storing a reference iris image for a user validated to access the financial software, the processor executing the program instructions to:
receive an input signal from the input device;
determine that the input signal comprises a permission to scan an iris of a person in proximity to the client device;
align the camera with the iris of the person;
send a first control signal to the illuminator device, the first control signal activating a synchronous emission of light by the one or more illuminators;
send a second control signal to the camera, the second control signal activating a capture of a plurality of digital images by the camera, the capture being synchronous with the synchronous emission of light;
receive the plurality of digital images from the camera;
access the database and retrieve the reference iris image;
determine that a first digital image of the plurality of digital images matches the reference iris image, wherein the first digital image is a low resolution image selected from a plurality of resolutions, and wherein determining the match comprises selecting a low frequency component corresponding to said low resolution image, said low resolution image and said low frequency component being the lowest sufficient to identify coarse iris features;
authenticate the person as authorized to execute the financial transaction; and
execute the financial transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,038,475

PROXIMITY BOUNDARY BASED COMMUNICATION USING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) COMMUNICATION STANDARDS

FREELINC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. An apparatus of a first Short-Range Communication (SRC) device, the apparatus configured to:define a proximity boundary with dimensions defined, in part, by a selected communication range of the first SRC device, wherein the first SRC device is configured to communicate using near field magnetic induction (NFMI);
transmit a proximity signal in the proximity boundary, wherein the first SRC device includes at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity, and using the magnetic induction diversity to substantially reduce a variability of the dimensions of the proximity boundary; and
receive a security permission to enable selected data to be communicated from the first SRC device in the proximity boundary when the proximity signal is detected between the first SRC device and a second SRC device, wherein the selected data is communicated from the first SRC device using a radio frequency (RF) communication standard.

US Pat. No. 10,038,460

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING TIME-VARIANT ANTENNA MODULE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna to receive or transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal;
an impedance varying circuit coupled with the antenna; and
control circuitry to control application of a control waveform to a signal output to tune a resonance response of the antenna with the impedance varying circuit,
wherein the signal output is at the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,038,415

POWER AMPLIFIER MATCHING CIRCUIT WITH DVCS

CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC.,...

9. A power amplifier matching circuit, comprising:a first end of a first inductor electrically coupled with a power source;
a first end of a first capacitor connected with a second end of the first inductor;
a transistor connected with a second end of the first capacitor and the second end of the first inductor;
a first end of an amplifier connected with the first end and the second end of the first inductor, wherein a second end of the amplifier is connected with a voltage output, and wherein an output of the amplifier is proportional to a current flowing from the first end of the first inductor to the second end of the first inductor; and
a first end of a second capacitor connected in series with the first end of the first inductor, wherein the second end of the second capacitor is electrically grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,038,315

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board having a conductive path;
a heat dissipation member on which the circuit board is placed; and
an insulating layer that is interposed between the circuit board and the heat dissipation member,
wherein a surface of the heat dissipation member that faces the circuit board is a rough surface having protrusions and recessions, and
the circuit board and the heat dissipation member are fixed to each other by the insulating layer penetrating the protrusions and recessions of the rough surface; and
a plurality of low-heat generating components and a plurality of high-heat generating components that generate more heat than the plurality of low-heat generating components are mounted on the circuit board, and
a heat insulating groove is formed in the circuit board and the insulating layer at a location between the plurality of low-heat generating components and the plurality of high-heat generating components, the heat insulating groove passing through the circuit board and the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,038,313

LINEMAN'S HOIST

1. A lineman's hoist, comprising:a bolt shaft (60);
a threaded shaft (50);
a head bolt (70) that can be disposed through said bolt shaft to be threadably engaged with said threaded shaft (50); said head bolt (70) having a head (80) configured to be driven with a drill; a grab eye (210) having a grab eye aperture (220); said grab eye (210) affixed directly to said bolt shaft (60);whereby when said head bolt (70) rotates in a first direction the threaded shaft (50) moves leftwardly, and when said head bolt (70) rotates in a second direction the threaded shaft (50) moves rightwardly; said movement of the threaded shaft (50) is due to the threaded engagement of the threaded shaft with the threads of the head bolt (70) and movement of said head (80).

US Pat. No. 10,038,306

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND QUANTUM CASCADE LASER USING THE SAME

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A nitride semiconductor device comprising:a GaN substrate in which an angle between a principal surface and an m-plane of GaN is ?5° or more and +5° or less;
a first intermediate layer disposed on the principal surface of the substrate and made of AlzGa(1?z)N, 0?z?1;
a second intermediate layer disposed on a principal surface of the first intermediate layer, having an Al content different from that of the first intermediate layer, and made of Alx1Iny1Ga(1?x1?y1)N, 0?x1?1, 0?y1?1;
an active layer that includes a quantum well layer and a barrier layer and is disposed on the second intermediate layer on a side opposite to the substrate; wherein
a percentage difference between a c-axis lattice constant or an a-axis lattice constant of the barrier layer and a c-axis lattice constant or an a-axis lattice constant of the second intermediate layer is 0.3% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,037,699

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOTIVATING A DRIVER ACCORDING TO BEHAVIORS OF NEARBY VEHICLES

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An engagement system for inducing awareness in a driver of a primary vehicle about a surrounding environment, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing:
a monitoring module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to, in response to detecting that a nearby vehicle is present within a defined range of the primary vehicle, generate a behavior characterization of the nearby vehicle according to at least sensor data from one or more sensors of the primary vehicle, wherein the monitoring module includes instructions to generate the behavior characterization including instructions to identify behaviors of the nearby vehicle to classify the nearby vehicle according to a driving style that is a safety assessment of how the nearby vehicle is being controlled; and
an engagement module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to indicate to the driver of the primary vehicle the behavior characterization of the nearby vehicle to inform the driver of how surrounding vehicles including the nearby vehicle are operating and to induce the driver to be engaged with the surrounding environment of the primary vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,037,666

SMART WAKE

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for an automation system, comprising:identifying an area of a premises associated with an occupant;
identifying a wake up time associated with the occupant;
identifying a location associated with the occupant;
determining a status of the occupant at a designated time after the wake up time; and
providing a prompt in a notification output regarding the status of the occupant, wherein the prompt allows a recipient of the notification output to activate an alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,037,654

USER SELECTABLE GAMBLNG GAME HYBRID GAME

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. A casino electronic game machine for providing a user selectable gambling game hybrid game, comprising:a real world engine comprising:
a real world credit meter;
a random number generator; and
a real world credit pay table, wherein the real world engine is configured to:
receive real world credit from a portable media, wherein the portable media includes at least one member of a group including currency, a voucher and a smart card; and
provide a randomly generated payout of real world credits from a wager of real world credits in a gambling game using the random number generator and real world credit pay table;
adjust the real world credit meter on the basis of the randomly generated payout of real world credits;
an entertainment software engine configured to execute an entertainment game stored on a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium, wherein the entertainment game provides outcomes based upon skillful execution of the entertainment game to earn a payout of real world credits;
a display screen configured to:
display a user interface that depicts at least one graphic representing a selectable gambling game of a plurality of gambling games; and
display a change in the real world credit meter;
a user input device configured to receive a player's skillful selection of the graphic representing the selectable gambling game of the plurality of gambling games during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game; and
a game world engine constructed to:
monitor entertainment game gameplay player actions for a gambling event occurrence detected during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game in accordance with at least one gambling event occurrence rule;
communicate the gameplay gambling event occurrence to the real world engine, where the gambling event occurrence triggers the wager of real world credits made in accordance with a wager execution rule executed by the real world engine during the player's skillful execution of the entertainment game;
receive entertainment game variable data from the entertainment software engine to determine the selected gambling game of the plurality of gambling games, wherein the entertainment game variable data includes the player's skillful selection of the graphic representing the selected gambling game of the plurality of gambling games; and
initiate the selected gambling game of the plurality of gambling games in the real world engine utilizing the real credit wager.

US Pat. No. 10,037,592

DIGITAL QUATERNION LOGARITHM SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGES AND OTHER DATA TYPES

Mindaptiv LLC, Greenwood...

1. A method for improving the detail of a digital input signal comprising the steps of:receiving a digital two-dimensional image input signal that comprises pixel information records wherein:
a pixel information record comprises a pixel x-location field, a pixel y-location field, and a pixel value field;
the pixel x-location field specifies an x-location in a Cartesian coordinate space for a pixel;
the pixel y-location field specifies a y-location in the Cartesian coordinate space for the pixel; and
the pixel values field comprises an amplitude value that is responsive to a brightness of the pixel;
computing second-order gradient data sets for at least a portion of the pixel records by:
selecting a center pixel from the pixel information records;
selecting a neighborhood size from the group comprising 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 increments;
computing a first-order-pixel gradient data set before computing a second-order pixel gradient data set; and
computing the second-order gradient data sets for smaller neighborhood sizes before computing the second-order gradient data sets for larger neighborhood sizes;
wherein:
a first-order gradient data set comprises computed first-order gradient values for neighboring pixels around the center pixel;
a neighboring pixel is a pixel in the pixel information records that is no further from the center pixel than the neighborhood size;
the distance from the center pixel to the neighboring pixel is measured in increments;
an increment comprises a movement selected from the group of:
movement to an adjacent vertical y-direction pixel;
movement to an adjacent horizontal x-direction pixel; and
movement to pixel that is horizontally adjacent to an adjacent vertical pixel; and
a first-order gradient value is calculated using the equation:

where:
FOG=the first order gradient value;
?I=the neighboring pixel value minus the center pixel value;
?XP=the neighboring pixel x-location minus the center pixel x-location; and
?YP=a neighboring pixel y-location minus the center pixel y-location;
a second-order gradient data set comprises computed second-order gradient values;
the second-order gradient values are calculated for pixel pairs;
pixel pairs are comprised of two neighboring pixels that are adjacent to each other whose first-order gradient values have been calculated;
a second-order gradient value for a pixel pair is computed using the equation:

where:
SOG=a second-order gradient value;
?FOG=a difference in first order gradient values between a neighboring pixel and an adjacent neighboring pixel;
?XPP=a difference in x-locations between the neighboring pixel and the adjacent neighboring pixel; and
?YPP=a difference in y-locations between the neighboring pixel and the adjacent neighboring pixel;
converting a plurality of second-order gradient data sets to quaternions wherein the quaternions comprise imaginary quaternion portions and real quaternion portions;
calculating quaternion logarithms from the quaternions;
determining first quaternion logarithm values from the quaternion logarithms wherein the first quaternion logarithm values are responsive to the magnitude of the quaternion logarithms;
determining second quaternion logarithm values from the quaternion logarithms wherein the second quaternion logarithm values are responsive to the orientation of the quaternion logarithms;
creating a plurality of pixel quaternion logarithm records that each comprise:
a pixel x-location field for storing the x-location value for the center pixel of the second-order gradient data set from which the first quaternion logarithm value and the second quaternion logarithm value were computed;
a pixel y-location field for storing a y-location value for the center pixel of the second-order gradient data set from which the first quaternion logarithm value and the second quaternion logarithm value were computed;
a neighborhood size field for storing the neighborhood size of the second-order gradient data set from which the first quaternion logarithm value and the second quaternion logarithm value were computed;
a first quaternion logarithm field for storing the first logarithm quaternion logarithm value; and
a second quaternion logarithm field for storing the second quaternion logarithm value; and
selecting which quaternion logarithm records to use for further computation in response to the information content of a quaternion logarithm record; and
generating an output digital signal in response to the quaternion logarithm records, wherein;
the output digital signal has greater detail than the digital two-dimensional input signal, and
generating further comprises using a polynomial equation.

US Pat. No. 10,037,582

PERSONAL MERCHANDISE CATALOGUING SYSTEM WITH ITEM TRACKING AND SOCIAL NETWORK FUNCTIONALITY

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. An online personal catalog and merchandise information solicitation system, through which a user can identify an item of merchandise offered for sale by a retailer and solicit information about that item, the system comprising:(a) a retailer backend computer network having a secure product database facility containing a record of said item of merchandise,
(b) a retailer internet application in communication with a web computer server of the retailer backend computer network, and with authorized data access into the secure product database facility and a user interface enabling an identification by said user of said item of merchandise through said authorized data access, the retailer internet application sharing the online personal catalog with an online social network computer website and tracking items within the online personal catalog, wherein product information about the item is obtained from and personalized by the online social network computer website and the retailer backend computer network;
(c) a web application that executes directly within or through the social network computer website that communicates with the retailer internet application so that the retailer internet application combines the personalized product information at the user interface; and
wherein the social network computer website hosts the retailer internet application wholly or in part and associates said user to a user account on the social network computer website, the user account linking said user to a user-defined group of other users:
wherein a programmed routine executed by a hardware server that receives callable services provided by the social network computer website, and service provider, identifies an item of merchandise and publishes the identification of said item of merchandise through the social network computer website in association with said user account in order to solicit information of the personalized product information about said merchandise including opinions, comments, ratings, and/or reviews from the online social network computer website, the hardware server thereby soliciting the information about said merchandise from the user-defined group of other users by communicating with the social network computer website, the solicited information used to provide the personalized product information to said user,
wherein the retailer internet application further associates said user to said user account to solicit the information about said item of merchandise from the user-defined group of other users to access or otherwise make available the user's electronic social network from within the online personal catalog, in response to the programmed routine publishing the identification of the item of merchandise through the social network website in association with said user account,
wherein the retailer internet application incorporates an application plugin that provides social network functionality therein and further provides to the user interface the solicited information about said merchandise including opinions, comments, ratings, and/or reviews from the online social network computer website via the plugin for forming the personalized product information; and
wherein the retailer internet application in communication with the web computer server provides a first webpage that displays a tracking button hyperlinked to a second webpage that displays both item tracking information related to the item of merchandise and the solicited information from the social network computer website, the tracking information including at least one of information about availability, location, or price of the item of merchandise, and the solicited information displayed at the second webpage further including product ratings provided by the social network website in response to the programmed routine publishing the identification of the item of merchandise through the social network website,
wherein the retailer internet application generates a search result related to the item of merchandise, and a rating of the item of merchandise generated in response to the communication between the hardware server soliciting information about said item of merchandise from the user-defined group of other users and the personalized product information via the application plugin and the web application that executes directly within or through the social network computer website.

US Pat. No. 10,037,554

AGGREGATED BILLING FOR APPLICATION-BASED NETWORK ACCESS AND CONTENT CONSUMPTION

VIGO SOFTWARE LTD, Nicos...

1. A method, comprising:allocating, by a system comprising a processor, network access resources of a communication network to a device;
facilitating establishment of a private communication channel between an application operating on the device and a communication server that controls access to a content server of a network content provider, wherein the private communication channel is restricted from a second application operating on the device;
facilitating consumption of media content by the device, the media content delivered over the private communication channel from the content server at least in part by way of the network access resources;
receiving, by the system, a consumption report pertaining to the network access resources and the media content;
retrieving, from the consumption report, first data representing a content report indicating the media content consumed at the device or the application operating on the device;
retrieving, from the consumption report, second data representing a network report of the network access resources provided for the application and restricted from the second application operating on the device in conjunction with consumption of the media content at the application or the device;
retrieving agreement data representing existence of a stored combined billing agreement between a network operator associated with the communication network and providing the network access resources to the application and restricted from the second application and a content provider facilitating transmission of the media content to the application or device;
compiling network access billing data from the first data incorporating charges for consumption of the network access resources and content billing data from the second data incorporating charges for consumption of the media content per the combined billing agreement represented by the agreement data; and at least one of:
issuing a combined billing statement comprising the network access billing data and the content billing data in response to the agreement data indicating combined billing, or
issuing separate billing statements respectively comprising the network access billing data and the content billing data in response to the agreement data indicating separate billing.

US Pat. No. 10,037,550

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING OFFLINE CONSUMER INTERESTS FOR ONLINE PERSONALIZATION BY LEVERAGING MULTIMEDIA INPUTS

TELIBRAHMA CONVERGENT COM...

1. A computer implemented system for identifying offline consumer interests for online personalization by leveraging multimedia inputs, said system comprising:a handled device accessible to a user, and wherein said handheld device is configured to capture at least multimedia content, and wherein said handheld device is further configured to enable the user to define a criteria for handling the captured multimedia content;
a processor cooperating with the handheld device, and wherein said processor is configured to process the multimedia content captured by the handheld device using predetermined processing directives, and wherein said processor s further configured to extract at least one keyword from the processed multimedia content;
an indexing module that captures the keywords from a presentation and associates the keyword against user credentials, and wherein said indexing is further configured to create access tokens associated with the user credentials to ensure security of information being stored while being accessed by the third party systems, and wherein the indexing module is further configured to index the extracted keyword against particular user attributes to define the access tokens, and wherein the access tokens and the user attributes are used by any service for querying;
a learning module configured to recognize multimedia inputs and identify new keywords, and wherein said learning module is configured to adapt the identified new keywords to all previous and new inputs being shared;
a profile generator configured to generate a profile for the user, and wherein said profile comprises preferences of the user, and wherein said preferences are generated by the profile generator based on at least the multimedia content captured by the user, the keyword elicited by the captured multimedia content, and a search provided by a search module, and wherein said profile generator is further configured to dynamically modify the profile of the user, at least based on the keyword extracted by the processor and the search result provided by the search module, and wherein the profile generator is configured to link generated user profile with a plurality of social networking profiles of the user thereby integrating the generated user profile with a user profile in a plurality of social networks;
a customized module cooperating with the search module and the profile generator, and wherein said customizing module is configured to customize information required by the user based on at least the profile of the user, and wherein said customizing module is still further to configured to dynamically refine a customized information to be presented to the user, in the event the user requests via the handheld device, for further information, and wherein said hand held device is configured to generate a dynamic request or a runtime request for further information on information that is already displayed, after accessing the search results, and wherein the processor is configured to process the dynamic request to generate keywords corresponding the dynamic request, and wherein the dynamic request comprises any one of a keyword/key string, a selection of a particular word from a previously displayed search result, a navigation to a particular search result, a query specified by the user through the hand held device, a service/product subscribed by the user through the hand held device, and a combination thereof, and wherein the customizing module is configured to determine a relevancy of information based on preferences available in the user profile to customize available information to suit the preferences of user to push a relevant information to a social networking portal;
a central server provides a customized user profile to a third party service provider to enable the third party service provider to provide an updated and latest details to a log-in user based on retrieved updated profile comprising interests and preferences of the logged-in user, and wherein the customizing module is configured to be connected with a central server to collate, store and forward personal details and interest of the user collected from a plurality of community portals, websites, and social media networks to a plurality of third party service providers or merchant establishments and online merchant portals to provide a user interested and required details at run time and on fly after a logging-in of the user;
wherein the processor is further configured to extract keyword(s) indicative of a location of the handheld device, said processor further configured to extract keyword(s) indicative of the information required by the user, and wherein said processor is still further configured to analyze a requirement for the information based on the multimedia content captured by the handheld device, and wherein the handheld device is configured to enable the user to define the criteria for handling the captured multimedia content, wherein the criteria comprises preferences of the user in terms of information to be searched and retrieved, data stores to be searched, a search engine to be utilized for searching, a manner in which the search results are to be displayed, a relevance factor of retrieved search results, an order of arrangement of the retrieved search results, and a font and language of display of the search results, and wherein the order of arrangements of the retrieved search results includes sorting of the retrieved search results based on the relevance factor, or sorting of the retrieved search results based on date of creation, and wherein the customizing module is configured to refine the customized information to be presented to the user, said customizing module is configured to refine the customized information based on at least a selection of a part of the customized information by the user, a query specified by the user via the handheld device, a service/product subscribed by the user via the handheld device, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,037,434

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO PRIVATE FILES USING A CLOUD STORAGE SYSTEM

Egnyte, Inc., Mountain V...

1. In a cloud storage system, a method for providing access to objects associated with a client, said method comprising:establishing a connection with a user associated with said client over a network;
providing a client namespace associated with said client to said user via said connection, said client namespace including information representing objects of a cloud file system stored on said cloud storage system and information being indicative of portions of a private file system stored on a private storage system but not on said cloud storage system, said private storage system being located remotely from said cloud storage system;
receiving a request from said user, based on said client namespace, to access a portion of said private file system stored on said private storage system; and
providing access information to said user responsive to said request to access said portion of said private file system, said access information enabling said user to establish a separate connection with said private storage system and to access said portion of said private file system via said separate connection.

US Pat. No. 10,036,631

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE FEATURES

Texas Department of Trans...

1. A method for measuring surface features, comprising:projecting a pattern of light on a surface of an object using a pattern projector of a system;
recording at least one image of the projected pattern of light using at least one digital imaging device of the system;
converting projected patterns of light recorded on at least one of the images to three-dimensional data points representing a surface geometry of the object using an image processing device of the system which uses relative positions and relative angles between the at least one imaging device and the pattern projector; and
calibrating the system, comprising:
measuring the pattern of light projected on a set of plates comprising known dimensions;
generating an array of data which represents positions of the pattern of light in the at least one recorded image corresponding to a given surface height for the set of plates, wherein the set of plates comprises at least one physical dimension which is different among the set of plates;
interpolating additional arrays to produce a calibration table;
measuring two or more dimensions of at least one of the set of plates; and
comparing the two or more measured dimensions to the calibration table in order to reduce measurement errors acquired by the system.

US Pat. No. 10,036,596

COMBINATION STRUCTURE OF HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....

1. A combination structure of a heat dissipation module comprising:at least one heat pipe having a heat-absorption section, at least one heat-dissipation section, and at least one curved section connected to the heat-absorption section and the heat-dissipation section; the heat-absorption section having a horizontal length; the heat-dissipation section having a cross-section area, and a cross-section length being defined between a rightmost and a leftmost edge of the cross-section area; and the curved section having a curved length
a heat dissipation fin set being penetrated through the heat pipe including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, which are located respectively corresponding to a heat-dissipation section, a curved section, and a heat-absorption section of the heat pipe; the fins of the first portion being provided with a plurality of first slots, each of which has a first slot length corresponding to a cross-section length of the heat-dissipation section of the heat pipe; the fins of the second portion and the third portion of the heat dissipation fin set being respectively provided with a plurality of second and third slots, which are gradually extended according to a length of the curved section and a horizontal length of the heat-absorption section of the heat pipe, and the fins of the third portion internally defining a receiving opening communicable with the slots.

US Pat. No. 10,036,557

GAS BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR A COOKING HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A gas burner assembly for a cooking hob, whereinthe gas burner assembly comprises at least two burner bases arranged side-by-side,
the gas burner assembly comprises a burner crown element arranged or arrangeable above the at least two burner bases,
the gas burner assembly comprises at least one burner cap arranged or arrangeable above the burner crown element,
the at least two burner bases are adjustable separately,
the burner crown element includes a bottom plate subdivided into at least two portions arranged side-by-side,
each portion of the bottom plate is arranged or arrangeable above one of the at least two burner bases,
the burner crown element includes at least two side walls,
each side wall encloses one of the at least two portions of the bottom plate,
the burner crown element includes a plurality of flame ports formed in the side walls,
the flame ports are arranged in sections of the side walls arranged opposite to the adjacent portion or portions of the bottom plate,
the bottom plate of the burner crown element includes two circular portions arranged side-by-side, so that the burner crown element, the bottom plate of said burner crown element, the side walls enclosing said bottom plate and/or the burner cap are eight-shaped, and
the flame ports are arranged only at two opposite small sides of the burner crown element.

US Pat. No. 10,036,118

WIRE ELEMENT ARRANGEMENT IN AN ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICE

EXERGYN LIMITED, Dublin ...

1. An energy recovery device comprising:a drive mechanism;
an engine comprising a plurality of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) elements or Negative Thermal Expansion (NTE) elements fixed at a first end and connected at a second end to the drive mechanism wherein the engine defines a core with a plurality of NTE or SMA elements arranged in parallel wherein a bracket is adapted to clamp the SMA or NTE elements together at one end such that the SMA or NTE elements are arranged in a bundle friction fit configuration to ensure the SMA or NTE elements are tightly packed together.

US Pat. No. 10,035,964

CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED GASIFICATION OR COMBUSTION SYSTEM

TUBITAK, Ankara (TR)

1. A system of circulating fluidized bed gasification or combustion using coal or biomass as raw material,comprising:
at least one combustion/gasification reactor;
at least one cyclone which is in connection with the combustion/gasification reactor in order that a plurality of solid particles are separated from a gas flow;
a downcomer which is in connection with the combustion/gasification reactor and the cyclone, extends along the combustion/gasification reactor, and enables the plurality of solid particles captured in the cyclone to be sent to the combustion/gasification reactor again;
at least one distributing plate which is in connection with the combustion/gasification reactor and performs primary gas supply to the system homogeneously;
wherein
at least one ejector is vertically positioned at a lower part of the downcomer and is disposed within the downcomer;
the ejector comprises at least one nozzle, wherein the nozzle comprises a tip positioned parallel to the downcomer, such that the nozzle tip sprays a pressurized gas towards the combustion/gasification reactor, and creates a solid column between the nozzle and the cyclone by creating vortexes on account of the fact that the pressurized gas sprayed by the nozzle tip spreads to the environment from the nozzle tip located within the downcomer in order to prevent a counter flow of the plurality of solid particles and the gas flow that occur towards the downcomer and the cyclone from inside the combustion/gasification reactor;
wherein a downward flow rate of the plurality of solid particles from the cyclone towards the combustion/gasification reactor is controlled by means of the vortexes by controlling a flow rate of the pressurized gas sprayed from the ejector.

US Pat. No. 10,035,889

OPTICAL FILM

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. An optical film having low wavelength dispersibility which is obtained by stretching a film comprising a fluorine-containing cyclic olefin polymer including at least one selected from a repeating structural unit represented by general formula (1) described below,wherein in the optical film, a phase difference at a wavelength of 550 nm is greater than or equal to 50 nm, wavelength dispersibility represented by a ratio Re (400 nm)/Re (550 nm) of a phase difference Re (400 nm) at a wavelength of 400 nm to a phase difference Re (550 nm) at a wavelength of 550 nm is 1.00 to 1.05, wavelength dispersibility represented by a ratio Re (400 nm)/Re (800 nm) of a phase difference Re (400 nm) at a wavelength of 400 nm to a phase difference Re (800 nm) at a wavelength of 800 nm is 1.00 to 1.05, and total light transmittance is greater than or equal to 92%,
wherein the optical film is a stretched phase difference film:

wherein X1 is selected from —O— and —CH2— and R1 to R4 is selected from fluorine and fluorine-containing alkyl having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, where R1 to R4 may be identical to each other or different from each other,
wherein the content rate of the fluorine atom in the formula (1) is 30 mass % to 80 mass %, and
wherein the optical film is a ?/4 wavelength plate or a ?/2 wavelength plate.

US Pat. No. 10,035,304

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING COMPONENTS IN A BEAM MELTING INSTALLATION

EOS GmbH Electro Optical ...

1. A method for producing objects in an additive manufacturing build process in which a layer of powder is spread over a build area with selective melting or sintering of one layer after another of powder in building up of an object, comprising the steps of:providing an additive manufacturing machine using a powder build material, the additive manufacturing machine including the build area in which the object is generated through layerwise manufacture according to a build process control, and providing a supply of powder to the build area, the additive manufacturing machine further including a coating device for spreading a powder layer across the build area from the supply, the coating device having a bottom surface which is moved in a plane parallel to the surface of the build area to thereby spread the powder build material in the powder layer;
using a sensor on the coating device to determine a surface topography of a previous powder layer through detected movement of the coating device out of the plane of the coating device across the previous powder layer caused by engagement of the coating device with the surface of the previous powder layer; and
then adjusting at least one parameter of the additive manufacturing build process in view of an irregular movement of the coating device during the additive manufacturing build process as determined by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,034,707

CATHETER WITH IRRIGATED TIP ELECTRODE WITH POROUS SUBSTRATE AND HIGH DENSITY SURFACE MICRO-ELECTRODES

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A catheter comprising:an elongated catheter body;
a distal electrode member distal of the catheter body and having a porous substrate and a plurality of surface electrodes on portions of an outer surface of the porous substrate, the porous substrate having an interior chamber adapted to receive conductive fluid;
a plurality of electrode lead wires, each having a distal end connected on an outer surface of the porous substrate to a respective one of the surface electrodes and a proximal end extending through the catheter body, at least one of the plurality of electrode lead wires having its distal end connected to a first one of the plurality of surface electrodes and a portion extending underneath and insulated from a second one of the plurality of surface electrodes; and
a chamber lead wire having a distal portion extending into the interior chamber, the chamber lead wire adapted to electrify the conductive fluid in the interior chamber,
wherein the porous substrate is adapted to pass the conductive fluid from the interior chamber to the outer surface of the porous substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,034,588

BRUSHROLL FOR VACUUM CLEANER

BISSELL Homecare, Inc., ...

1. A brushroll for a vacuum cleaner, comprising:an injection-molded brush dowel having a central rotational axis defining an origin for a first axis extending through the dowel and a second axis extending through the dowel perpendicularly to the first axis to conceptually divide the dowel into quadrants;
two bristle stiffeners integrally molded with the dowel and lying in opposing quadrants, each having a parting line which is radially spaced from and non-parallel to the rotational axis; and
a plurality of stiffened bristles protruding from the brush dowel adjacent to the bristle stiffeners;
wherein the first axis defines a line of draw for a two-piece mold forming the brush dowel and bristle stiffeners.

US Pat. No. 10,034,562

ART FRAME SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A frame assembly system comprising:a plurality of joining pieces having a plurality of openings in each joining piece, each of the plurality of openings having a first cross-sectional shape, wherein the plurality of joining pieces form corners of the frame assembly when assembled with a plurality of framing pieces; and
the plurality of framing pieces having a second cross-sectional shape, different from the first cross-sectional shape, wherein the first cross-sectional shape can be formed by an arrangement of two or more of the framing pieces, a first one of the two or more framing pieces positioned approximately perpendicular to at least a second one of the two or more framing pieces in the arrangement, wherein the framing pieces, when arranged to form the first cross-sectional shape, are inserted into respective openings of the joining pieces to form sides of the frame assembly.
US Pat. No. 10,035,891

MODIFIED THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE ROLLING FILM AND PREPARATION METHOD

FUZHOU UNIVERSITY, Fuzho...

1. A modified thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) rolling film comprising:100 parts by weight of TPU resin,
3 to 8 parts by weight of Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) resin,
5 to 10 parts by weight of Thermo Plastic Silicone Vulcanizate (TPSiV) resin,
5 to 15 parts by weight of TPU color masterbatch,
0.5 to 1.5 parts by weight of antioxidant,
0.5 to 1.5 parts by weight of light stabilizer,
10 to 15 parts by weight of flame retardant,
and 0.03 to 0.1 parts by weight of compound lubricant.
US Pat. No. 10,036,959

REFLECTION MASK AND PATTERN FORMATION METHOD

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A pattern formation method comprising:applying a resist onto a processing object;
performing light exposure to the resist by use of a reflection mask including a multilayer reflection film configured to reflect EUV light or soft X-rays;
performing development using a first developing solution to areas exposed to light with a light exposure energy larger than a first light exposure energy; and
performing development using a second developing solution to areas exposed to light with a light exposure energy smaller than a second light exposure energy,
wherein the reflection mask includes a periodic pattern arrangement region in which first patterns are periodically arranged, and a non-periodic pattern arrangement region in which second patterns are non-periodically arranged, and
the non-periodic pattern arrangement region and the periodic pattern arrangement region differ from one another in reflectivity for the EUV light or the soft X-rays.
US Pat. No. 10,034,949

POLYVALENT PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE-PROTEIN CONJUGATE COMPOSITION

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A multivalent immunogenic composition consisting of 15 distinct capsular polysaccharide-protein conjugates, together with at least one of a physiologically acceptable vehicle and an adjuvant, wherein the capsular polysaccharides are prepared from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9N, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F, and wherein the carrier protein is CRM197.
US Pat. No. 10,034,442

TOMATO PLANTS WITH IMPROVED AGRONOMIC TRAITS

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A Solanum lycopersicum plant, the plant comprising a Lin5 allele from Solanum pennellii and a Pen1 allele from Solanum pennellii, wherein the Lin5 allele further comprises marker NSLYC009194570, marker NL0217199, or marker NSLYC009229170 and the Pen1 allele further comprises marker NSLYC005704029, and wherein the plant exhibits elevated Brix levels relative to a plant lacking the Lin5 and Pen1 alleles.
US Pat. No. 10,034,958

NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, consisting of a gelatin derivative, silicate nanoparticles, and deionized water, wherein the composition is a homogenous hydrogel composition.

US Pat. No. 10,039,219

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR PICKING AND PLACING WORKPIECES INTO DEVICES UNDER MANUFACTURE USING DUAL ROBOTS

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A device, comprising:at least one controller;
a track defining a common X-axis;
a first robot, controlled by the at least one controller, comprising:
a first X-axis driven element configured for movement along the track defining the common X-axis;
a first Z-axis driven element, attached to the first X-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to a Z-axis and along the common X-axis;
a first Y-axis driven element, attached to the first Z-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to a Y-axis, the Z-axis and along the common X-axis; and
a first end-effector, attached to the first Y-axis driven element and configured for acting upon a device under manufacture; and
a second robot, controlled by the at least one controller, comprising:
a second X-axis driven element configured for movement along the track defining the common X-axis;
a second Z-axis driven element, attached to the second X-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to the Z-axis and along the common X-axis;
a second Y-axis driven element, attached to the second Z-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to the Y-axis, the Z-axis and along the common X-axis; and
a second end-effector, attached to the second Y-axis driven element and configured for acting upon a device under manufacture; and
wherein the device further comprises:
a workpiece supply tray configured to support a supply of workpieces to be integrated into the device or devices under manufacture; and
at least one workpiece supply tray motor configured to relocate the workpiece supply tray.

US Pat. No. 10,039,218

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounting system comprising:a mounter main body;
(a) a circuit substrate conveying and holding device held on the mounter main body that conveys, fixes, and holds a circuit substrate,
(b) a head main body that is moved with respect to the mounter main body by a head moving device to any position on a movement plane inside the mounter main body,
(c) at least one head-side feeder held on the head main body that supplies electronic circuit components,
(d) a mounting device that receives the electronic circuit components from the at least one head-side feeder and mounts the electronic circuit components on the circuit substrate held by the circuit substrate conveying and holding device using multiple component holding tools provided on the head main body,
(e) a control device that controls the circuit substrate conveying and holding device, the head moving device, the at least one head-side feeder, and the mounting device, and
(f) a control device that performs control such that, during contact between the component holding tool positioned at a component mounting position and an electronic circuit component of the electronic circuit components, and during contact between the electronic circuit component and the circuit substrate, the component holding tool positioned at a component pickup position of the at least one head-side feeder and an electronic component contact each other, and the electronic circuit component and the at least one head-side feeder contact each other,
wherein the head main body includes a pair of clamping devices that respectively include positioning pins that engage a pair of positioning holes on the at least one head-side feeder.

US Pat. No. 10,039,216

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PANEL FOR A REFLECTIVE BROADBAND ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD

Conductive Composites Com...

1. A method for manufacturing a panel for a reflective broadband electromagnetic shield, the method comprising the steps of:(a) forming a core of substantially the same size and same shape as the panel, the core having first and second surfaces on opposite sides thereof with the distance between the first and second surfaces defining a thickness of the core;
(b) building a layered, reflective broadband electromagnetic shielding cover having a thickness substantially less than the thickness of the core, wherein the step of building comprises the steps of:
forming metal into a porous first stratum exhibiting pronounced low-frequency electromagnetic shielding properties;
assembling electrically-conductive elements into a second stratum exhibiting pronounced high-frequency electromagnetic shielding properties; and
securing the second stratum to the first stratum in an overlapping electrically-continuous relationship; and
(c) disposing the cover on the first surface of the core.

US Pat. No. 10,039,214

HEAT SPREADER AND POWER MODULE

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A heat spreader connected to a power convertor comprising:a base plate comprising a first surface and a side surface, and the side surface is connected to the first surface;
an insulating material, being attached to the first surface and extended to be attached to at least a part of the side surface to increase a creepage distance between a conductive device close to a border of the power convertor and the base plate; and
an insulating frame, comprising a vertical part, which is fixedly connected to the insulating material attached to the first surface and the side surface,
wherein the insulating material is positioned between the power convertor and the base plate, and
wherein insulating frame is positioned between the power convertor and the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,039,213

AIR INLET CHANNEL WITH THERMOELECTRIC COOLING ELEMENT

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. An electronic device comprising:a chassis;
a circuit board in the chassis that includes a first active component and a second active component;
a number of fans;
a number of guide walls that define an air inlet channel; and
a thermoelectric cooler (TEC),
wherein there is airflow path such that, when the fans operate, air flows along the airflow path from an intake opening of the air inlet channel to an exhaust of the chassis, the first active component being located in the airflow path downstream of the intake opening of the air inlet channel,
wherein a cold portion of the TEC extends into the airflow path upstream of the first active component and a hot portion of the TEC extends into the airflow path downstream of the first active component, and
wherein the second active component is located in the airflow path downstream of the hot portion of the TEC.

US Pat. No. 10,039,211

RACK FOR COMPUTING EQUIPMENT

Vapor IO Inc., Austin, T...

1. A base of a rack to hold computing equipment, the base comprising:a first arm extending in a first direction;
a second arm extending in a second direction, different from the first direction,
wherein: the first arm and second arm each have a bottom configured to face a floor and a top configured to face toward rack-mounted computing equipment, and the first arm is coupled to the second arm;
a plurality of height-adjustable stands extending from the bottom of the first arm and the bottom of the second arm; and
a plurality of rotatable bearings extending from the top of the first arm and the second arm, wherein:
a given rotatable bearing among the plurality of rotatable bearings includes a rotatable member and a housing in which the rotatable member is rotatably disposed;
the rotatable member is free to rotate in the housing while bearing part of a load of a rack being slid onto the first arm and the second arm;
more than half of the given rotatable member is disposed between the top and bottom of the first arm; and
less than half of the rotatable member extends above the top of the first arm,
wherein the first arm and the second arm are connected to a center piece, and wherein the first arm and the second arm extend away from the center piece.

US Pat. No. 10,039,210

INTEGRATED THERMAL INSERTS AND COLD PLATE

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. A system for cooling an electronics enclosure, comprising:a chassis assembly including:
an alignment frame supporting respective first and second circuit boards separated by a first cavity, each of the first and second circuit boards being connected to and arranged perpendicularly to the alignment frame; and
a planar base frame arranged generally perpendicularly to the alignment frame and including a support surface supporting the first and second circuit boards, the planar base frame including an elongated slot formed therein, the elongated slot defined by an open aperture passing perpendicularly through the planar base frame; and
a cold plate assembly including:
a base unit, the base unit including a planar support surface; and
a planar first cold plate member connected to perpendicularly extend away from the support surface of and conductively cooled by the base unit, the planar support surface supporting the first cold plate member, wherein the chassis assembly and the cold plate assembly are configured for slidable engagement with the planar base frame and the planar support surface being generally parallel so that when the chassis assembly and the cold plate assembly are slidably engaged, the first cold plate member is slidably displaced perpendicularly through the elongated slot and through the planar base frame and is received in the first cavity such that the first cold plate member is in direct contact with both the first and second circuit boards and the planar base frame is seated on the planar support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,039,209

STRUCTURE FOR TRANSFERRING HEAT IN DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A structure comprising:a heat source;
a substrate including a first material having a first thermal conductivity, a first surface facing the heat source, and a second surface distal from the heat source; and
a second material disposed on the second surface of the substrate, the second material having a second thermal conductivity less than the first thermal conductivity, wherein the second material is distributed on the substrate in a pattern having a first portion thicker than a second portion and one or more of the first material or the second material is arranged to conduct heat away from at least one hot spot associated with the heat source.

US Pat. No. 10,039,208

METHOD FOR COOLING A CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A method of cooling a connector system, comprising:providing a connector on a circuit board, the connector including a cage that extends around a housing, the housing supporting at least two card slots on a front of the housing, the at least two card slots being spaced apart in a vertical manner, the cage defining two ports that are each respectively aligned with one of the at least two card slots, the ports being defined by walls and configured to allow a mating module to be inserted therein in a first direction so as to allow for engagement with the housing;
providing a thermal conduit between the two ports that allows air to flow substantially unhindered by the cage past the two ports in a direction that is transverse to the first direction and then out of the cage; and
directing air through the thermal conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,039,207

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERTICALLY STACKED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENCLOSURES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system for processing information, the system comprising:a first shipping container having a ceiling, the ceiling having plural vents;
a second shipping container disposed on the first shipping container, the second shipping container having a floor, the floor having plural vents in communication with the first shipping container plural vents;
plural information handling systems disposed in the first shipping container and operable to process information;
cooling equipment disposed in the second shipping container, the cooling equipment operable to cool an airflow; and
one or more movers disposed in the second shipping container, the movers operable to generate airflow through at least one of the plural vents into the first shipping container, the airflow cooling the plural information handling systems, the airflow proceeding through the plural information handlings and back out of the first shipping container through another of the plural vents from the first shipping container into the second shipping container to the cooling equipment, the cooling equipment and one or more movers recycling airflow to cool the plural information handling systems.

US Pat. No. 10,039,206

SERVER RACKS INCLUDING SLIDING ELECTRICAL CONNECTION SYSTEMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a compute component rack comprising a horizontal support structure, the horizontal support structure comprising:
a top support side, a front support side, and a rear support side;
a set of tracks disposed on the top support side and extending in a direction from the front support side towards the rear support side;
a first electrical contact disposed on the top support side adjacent to the front support side and within a first support track of the set of support tracks;
a second electrical contact disposed on the top support side adjacent to the front support side and within a second support track of the set of support tracks,
the first and the second electrical contacts extending upwardly from the top support side; and
a compute component comprising:
a bottom component side, a front component side, and a rear component side, wherein a set of openings is formed in the bottom component side, at least a portion of the set of openings being configured to receive the set of tracks;
a first conductive strip disposed on the bottom component side and extending within a first opening of the set openings in the direction from the front component side towards the rear component side; and
a second conductive strip disposed on the bottom component side and extending within a second opening of the set openings in the direction from the front component side towards the rear component side,
wherein the horizontal support structure is configured to receive the compute component to form independent electrical connections between the first electrical contact and the first conductive strip and the second electrical contact and the second conductive strip, the independent electrical connections persisting at least while the compute component slides horizontally with respect to the horizontal support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,039,205

SUBSEA POWER SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT

SIEMENS AKTIENGESLLSCHAFT...

1. A subsea power supply arrangement comprising:a closed power supply module realized to contain a pressure-compensated main fluid volume;
a number of power cell arrangements arranged in an interior of the closed power supply module, at least one of the number of power cell arrangements including a metal capacitor housing realized to contain a capacitor bank in a fluid, and a barrier between an interior fluid volume of the power cell arrangement and the main fluid volume;
at least one insulating fitted support, located between a respective one of the number of power cell arrangements and an inner surface of the closed power supply module; and
a spring arrangement, arranged between one of the number of power cell arrangements and the fitted support.

US Pat. No. 10,039,204

CHASSIS DRAWER FOR MODULAR INFORMATION HANDLING RESOURCES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An apparatus comprising:a server chassis;
a caddy tray comprising a substantially planar caddy tray bottom defining a caddy tray depth and a caddy tray width, and further comprising a caddy tray face coupled to the caddy tray bottom and generally perpendicular to the caddy tray bottom, wherein the caddy tray is insertable into the server chassis along a direction corresponding to the caddy tray depth; and
a first caddy and a second caddy mechanically coupled to the caddy tray via respective hinges mechanically coupled to opposite edges of the caddy tray at the caddy tray bottom such that, when the caddy tray is in an open position relative to the server chassis, the first and second caddies are operable to pivot relative to the caddy tray about the respective hinges to rotate about axes that are generally parallel to the caddy tray depth, but in opposite rotational directions, the first and second caddies each having at least one bay that includes one or more structural components for receiving a modular information handling resource and configured such that the bay is accessible for insertion or removal of the modular information handling resource when the corresponding first or second caddy is pivoted from a closed position to an open position;
wherein at least one of the first and second caddies further comprises a bearing, and wherein the caddy tray face comprises an opening configured to engage with the bearing such that the bearing is configured to translate along the opening as the at least one of the first and second caddies is pivoted about the hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,039,203

MOLDED CARD GUIDE CHASSIS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A chassis to receive a line replaceable module, the chassis comprising:a molded body formed from a composite material;
a card guide integrally formed in the molded body to define an opening receptive of the line replaceable module, the card guide including card guide walls integrally formed in the molded body and extending outwardly from the molded body;
a plurality of tolerance features disposed in pairs on opposing faces of the card guide walls within the card guide to retain the line replaceable module between corresponding respective tolerance features of each of the pairs;
conductive mesh, which is embedded within an interior of the molded body and which extends along a length of the molded body;
conductive mesh walls respectively extending from the conductive mesh through the interior of the molded body toward an interior of and along a length of corresponding ones of the opposing card guide walls;
conductive strips respectively extending along the opposing faces of the corresponding ones of the card guide walls in the opening; and
conductive tabs respectively extending from corresponding ones of the conductive mesh walls, through the opposing faces to the opening and the corresponding ones of the conductive strips.

US Pat. No. 10,039,202

CABLE MANAGEMENT FOR ENCLOSURES

International Business Ma...

1. A device comprising:a panel of an enclosure having an inner player layer and an outer planar layer, wherein the inner and outer planar layers are attached to each other, wherein a thickness of the outer planar layer corresponds to a feature on a projection to prevent the feature from extruding beyond a total enclosure width, the thickness of the outer planar layer being 2-4 mm;
two or more inner cutouts disposed on the inner planar layer, each of the two or more inner cutouts including:
a pair of substantially parallel vertical slotted cutouts;
a substantially circular center cutout disposed between the pair of vertical slotted cutouts, wherein the center cutout is configured to receive and retain a projection, wherein the center cutout is disposed below a line connecting a pair of center points of the vertical slotted cutouts, wherein a center cutout diameter is greater than a distance between inner edges of the pair of vertical slotted cutouts;
a plurality of pinch points having filleted corners formed from the center cutout on inner edges of the pair of vertical slotted cutouts, wherein the plurality of pinch points are configured to receive and retain a tie attachment within the pair of vertical slotted cutouts;
a first pair of peripheral tab cutouts spaced apart on opposite ends of the inner cutouts, wherein the first pair of peripheral tab cutouts are sized and shaped to accommodate a projection, wherein the first pair of peripheral tab cutouts project away from a center of the inner cutout, wherein the first pair of peripheral tab cutouts allow a projection to access the inner cutout from an inside of the enclosure;
two or more outer cutouts disposed on the outer planar layer, each of the two or more outer cutouts being substantially square shaped with chamfered corners, wherein the corners are chamfered at an angle of approximately 120°, wherein each of the two or more outer cutouts corresponds to the inner cutout of the two or more inner cutouts, wherein an area defined by each the outer cutouts at least partially overlaps an area defined by a corresponding inner cutout; and
a second pair of peripheral tab cutouts spaced apart on opposite ends of the outer cutout, wherein the second pair of peripheral tab cutouts are sized and shaped to accommodate a projection, wherein the second pair of peripheral tab cutouts face outwards from a center of the outer cutout, wherein the second pair of peripheral tab cutouts allow a projection to access the outer cutout from entirely the inside of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,039,201

MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYERS

Innovelis, Inc., Sammami...

1. A mounting system configurable to couple an electronic device to a television, the mounting system comprising:a base;
a first sidewall that protrudes outward from the base;
a second sidewall that protrudes outward from the base such that the mounting system is configured to hold a least a portion of the electronic device between the first and second sidewalls;
an anchor wall oriented within plus or minus 30 degrees of parallel to the base and coupled to the base by at least one connecting protrusion that protrudes inward from the base to the anchor wall;
an adhesive coupled to the anchor wall and configured to couple the mounting system to the television;
a first ventilation channel located between the base and the anchor wall; and
a second ventilation channel in fluid communication with the first ventilation channel, wherein the second ventilation channel is oriented outward from the first ventilation channel such that the second ventilation channel is in fluid communication with an area between the first and second sidewalls, wherein the area is configured to hold the portion of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,039,200

ENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An engagement structure comprising:a block that has a first side surface and a second side surface, and that holds an electronic component;
a cover that has a first inner wall surface facing the first side surface, and a second inner wall surface facing the second side surface, and that covers the block and the electronic component in an integrated manner;
an engagement mechanism that includes a projecting engagement portion provided on one of the first side surface and the first inner wall surface and an recessed engagement portion provided in the other of the first side surface and the first inner wall surface, the recessed engagement portion is a through-hole, the projecting engagement portion enters the through-hole, and the porjecting engagement portion includes a projection surface that engages the through-hole; and
a projection that is provided on one surface of the second side surface and the second inner wall surface, and configured to be in contact with the other surface of the second side surface and the second inner wall surface to press the other surface and deform the cover inward such that the first inner wall surface gets close to the first side surface and deformation amount increases from both ends toward a central part in the transverse direction of the first inner wall surface so as to restrain the first side surface and the first inner wall surface from relatively moving in directions separating from each other in an engaged state of the engagement mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,039,199

DISCRETE PACKAGING ADAPTER FOR CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An adapter comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
a first elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a first contact of an electronic component;
a second end configured to mate with a first contact of an electronic element; and
a curved section located at least partially within the housing and between the first end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the first elongated contact member; and
a second elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a second contact of the electronic component, wherein the first end of the first elongated contact member and the first end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a first gap;
a second end configured to mate with a second contact of the electronic element, wherein the second end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a second gap; and
a curved section located at least partially within the housing and between the first end of the second elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member.

US Pat. No. 10,039,198

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING A RECHARGER PLUG AS A STAND FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

EGOS VENTURES INC., Atla...

13. A method of positioning an electronic device on edge for use, the electronic device having a vibrator and a software application that is operable to control the vibrator, the method comprising the steps of:providing a charger plug having a front face, a rear face opposite from the front face, two spaced-apart male electrical connectors extending from the front face, and a female electrical connector in the rear face;
disconnecting an electrical cable from the female connector of the charger plug;
orienting the charger plug with the rear face facing down;
positioning the charger plug on a support surface with the rear face resting on the support surface and with the two spaced-apart male electrical connectors extending upward;
orienting the electronic device with an edge thereof facing generally downward;
positioning the electronic device on the front face of the charger plug between the two spaced-apart male electrical connectors, wherein the two spaced-apart male electrical connectors contact and retain the electronic device on the charger plug so that the charger plug is used as a stand that stably supports the electronic device on edge, wherein the electronic device is wedged between the two spaced-apart male electrical connectors so that the electronic device is angled with respect to a vertical axis and leans against a top of one of the male connectors thereby generating a moment arm that influences the charger plug toward but not into a pivotal tilt; and
operating the software application to control the vibrator to induce rotation of the electronic device and the charger plug, including activating the vibrator to generate vibrations that are transmitted to the electronic device enclosure, to the contacting two spaced-apart male electrical connectors, through the charger plug, and to the support surface, wherein the electronic device and the charge plug together rotate on the support surface, wherein the moment arm influences the rotation of the charger plug to be about an edge of the charger plug.

US Pat. No. 10,039,197

HOUSING HAVING AN OPENING AND A COVERING DEVICE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A housing, comprising:a main housing part having an opening;
a covering device for said opening, said covering device having a first cover part at least substantially covering said opening and a second cover part bearing at least regionally on said first cover part, said first cover part covering said opening in a fluid-tight manner;
said second cover part having at least one clearance in a vicinity of said opening; and
said second cover part being fastened to or supported on said main housing part;
wherein said opening has a periphery, and said second cover part:
covers said periphery of said opening as a frame,
projects at least partially beyond said first cover part,
extends in at least one of a bent or angled manner around said first cover part and a part of said main housing part and is fastened to said main housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,039,195

FABRICATION OF INTRA-STRUCTURE CONDUCTIVE TRACES AND INTERCONNECTS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MANUFACTURED STRUCTURES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for forming a three-dimensional object with at least one conductive trace, comprising:injecting a solution comprising a first material into an injection structure of an intermediate structure, the intermediate structure comprising at least one predefined location for at least one conductive trace, the intermediate structure made of a second material having an electrical and/or thermal conductivity that is less than the first material, the first material injected into the at least one predefined location of the intermediate structure via the injection structure to form the at least one conductive trace after the intermediate structure that includes the injection structure is additively formed thereby forming the three-dimensional object with the at least one conductive trace, the intermediate structure, and the injection structure;
removing the injection structure from the intermediate structure subsequent to the first material being injected into the at least one predefined location of the intermediate structure; and
curing the solution comprising the first material that was injected into the at least one predefined location of the intermediate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,039,194

DUAL SOLDER LAYER FOR FLUIDIC SELF ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD EMPLOYING SAME

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. An electrical component substrate, comprising at least one solder pad having a dual solder layer, the dual solder layer comprising a first layer of a self-assembly solder and a second layer of a base solder, the second layer of the base solder being disposed on the solder pad and the first layer of the self-assembly solder being disposed on the second layer, wherein the self-assembly solder has a liquidus temperature less than a first temperature and the base solder has a solidus temperature greater than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,039,193

ETCH-RESISTANT INKJET INKS FOR MANUFACTURING CONDUCTIVE PATTERNS

AGFA-GEVAERT, Mortsel (B...

9. A UV curable inkjet ink comprising:one or more photoinitiators;
a colorant that decolorizes at a pH of more than 10;
one or more hydrolyzable polyfunctional monomers or oligomers including at least one alkali hydrolyzable group located in an atomic clain between two polymerizable groups of the one or more hydrolyzable polyfunctional monomers or oligomers; and
one or more water absorption controlling monomers including a monofunctional or difunctional monomer containing at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group, an ethylene oxide or oligo-ethylene oxide group, a tertiary amine group, an acidic group having a pKanot lower than 3, and a five to seven membered aromatic or non-aromatic heterocyclic group; wherein
the at least one alkali hydrolyzable group located in the atomic chain between the two polymerizable groups of the hydrolyzable polyfunctional monomer or oligomer is selected from the group consisting of Formulas H-1 to H-4:

Q represents necessary atoms to form a five membered aromatic ring group;
Z represents necessary atoms to form a five or six membered ring group; and
the dashed lines represent bonds to remaining portions of the hydrolyzable polyfunctional monomer or oligomer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,192

ULTRA-THIN DUAL-CHANNEL FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BRIDGE CONNECTOR

WIESON TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An ultra-thin dual-channel flexible circuit bridge connector, comprising a dual-channel flexible circuit board, a first connection interface and a second connection interface disposed on two sides of said dual-channel flexible circuit board and electrically connected to each other, wherein:said dual-channel flexible circuit board comprises, in a sequential order, a first insulating layer, a first circuit layer, a second insulating layer, a ground layer, a third insulating layer, a second circuit layer and a fourth insulating layer, and two opposite sides of said first circuit layer, said ground layer and said second circuit layer are electrically connected to said first connection interface and said second connection interface, respectively;
wherein said ground layer is disposed between said first circuit layer and said second circuit layer and serves as a common reference plane for dual-channel signal transmission, thereby providing impedance matching between said first circuit layer, said second circuit layer and said ground layer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,191

ELECTRICAL POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. An electrical power conversion system for converting a high voltage (HV) from a HV electrical power supply to a low voltage, the electrical power conversion system comprising:at least one power converter; and
at least one RC network including a plurality of resistive components and a plurality of capacitive components electrically connected in series, wherein the at least one RC network is in series connection with the at least one power converter, and the at least one RC network and at least one power converter are arranged to be connected across a line potential of the HV electrical power supply, wherein the at least one power converter includes a rectifier to rectify a current flowing through the at least one RC network.

US Pat. No. 10,039,190

COIL COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A coil component having a mounting surface that is a side mounted on a mounting board and a detecting surface that is a side generating a magnetic field to detect a distance from a detected conductor, comprising:a coil conductor formed into a spiral shape and disposed on a base insulating layer; and
a magnetic resin disposed on the mounting surface side of the coil conductor while avoiding being disposed on the detecting surface side of the coil conductor such that the base insulating layer is exposed on the detecting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,039,189

CIRCUIT FIXING MEMBER, CIRCUIT MODULE, AND JOINING METHOD FOR CIRCUIT MODULE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A circuit fixing member which has built in a terminal member which achieves a connection between a control circuit which works to control a controlled object, as provided externally, and the controlled object, and which secures the control circuit, comprising:a terminal-embedded portion in which at least the terminal member is embedded, the terminal-embedded portion being equipped with a plurality of circuit supports which protrude from one or both surfaces of the terminal-embedded portion and a terminal conducting space which communicates at one end thereof with a terminal insertion hole opening to a side surface of the terminal-embedded portion and is closed at the other end thereof,
wherein said terminal member is equipped with a terminal fitting portion for connecting with said controlled object and a circuit side connecting portion for connecting with said control circuit,
wherein for engaging a controlled object side terminal member which has already been joined to the controlled object with said terminal fitting portion within said terminal conducting space, a terminal locking opening is provided which establishes communication between either or both upper and lower surfaces of said terminal-embedded portion and said terminal conducting space, and a terminal locking member is provided which locks said controlled object side terminal member inside said terminal conducting space through the terminal locking opening,
wherein said terminal locking member includes an opening end cover which closes an end of said terminal locking opening,
wherein said controlled object side terminal member includes a terminal locked portion which extends in the form of a tongue to make contact with an edge of said terminal locking opening, and
wherein said control circuit connects with a plurality of the controlled objects, and wherein locations where said terminal locking member contacts with said controlled object side terminal members are changed for the respective controlled objects.

US Pat. No. 10,039,188

TWO-STAGE POWER DELIVERY ARCHITECTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:fabricating a two-stage power delivery network, by:
fabricating a plurality of through-substrate vias in a packaging substrate of an interposer;
depositing a first plurality of traces on a first surface of the packaging substrate;
coupling the first plurality of traces to the plurality of through-substrate vias;
depositing a second plurality of traces on a second surface of the packaging substrate;
coupling the second plurality of traces in a serpentine manner to the first plurality of traces on the first surface of the packaging substrate in order to form a 3D inductor;
fabricating a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor directly on the packaging substrate by:
depositing a first capacitor plate directly on the packaging substrate,
depositing an insulator on the first capacitor plate, and
depositing a second capacitor plate on the insulator, and
embedding the MIM capacitor in a protective layer of the interposer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,186

STRETCHABLE AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRICAL SUBSTRATE INTERCONNECTIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a stretchable substrate;
a first plurality of substrate contacts disposed on a first side of the stretchable substrate;
a biometric sensor disposed on the stretchable substrate and electrically connected to at least one of the first plurality of substrate contacts;
a first molded connector portion disposed on the first side of the stretchable substrate, the first molded connector portion including a first plurality of contact pins in electrical contact with the first plurality of substrate contacts; and
a second molded connector portion disposed on a second side of the stretchable substrate and mechanically connected to the first molded connector portion, the second molded connector portion exerting pressure on the stretchable substrate to increase the electrical conductivity between the first plurality of contact pins and the first plurality of substrate contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,039,185

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LANDLESS MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A manufacturing method of a landless multilayer circuit board, comprising steps of:providing a first substrate; wherein a first plating layer is mounted on the first substrate and a first photoresist layer is mounted on the first plating layer;
patterning the first photoresist layer to form a groove of a first circuit pattern in the first photoresist layer, wherein the first plating layer is exposed in the groove of the first circuit pattern;
forming a first circuit in the groove of the first circuit pattern on the first plating layer by plating the first plating layer to fill the groove of the first circuit pattern;
removing the first photoresist layer to expose the first plating layer, and maintaining the first circuit; wherein a portion of the first plating layer is uncovered by the first circuit;
removing a portion of the first plating layer that is uncovered by the first circuit, and maintaining the first circuit and a portion of the first plating layer that is covered by the first circuit; wherein a portion of the first substrate is uncovered by the first circuit and the first plating layer;
forming a second photoresist layer on the first substrate to cover the first circuit and the portion of the first plating layer that is covered by the first circuit;
patterning the second photoresist layer to form at least one via to expose a top surface of the first circuit;
forming a second plating layer on a surface of the second photoresist layer and in the at least one via; wherein the second plating layer is electrically connected to the first circuit;
forming at least one connecting pillar that fills the at least one via by plating the second plating layer in the at least one via;
forming a third photoresist layer on the at least one connecting pillar and the plated second plating layer;
patterning the third photoresist layer to cover at least one top of the at least one connecting pillar and to expose the plated second plating layer;
removing a portion of the second plating layer that is uncovered by the third photoresist layer;
removing the third photoresist layer;
removing the second photoresist layer;
forming a second substrate on the first substrate to cover the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar;
drilling the second substrate by laser to expose the at least one top of the at least one connecting pillar out of a surface of the second substrate;
forming a third plating layer on the surface of the second substrate; wherein the third plating layer is electronically connected to the at least one connecting pillar;
forming a fourth photoresist layer on a surface of the third plating layer;
patterning the fourth photoresist layer to form a groove of a second circuit pattern in the second photoresist layer, wherein the third plating layer is exposed in the groove of the second circuit pattern;
forming a second circuit in the groove of the second circuit pattern on the third plating layer by plating the third plating layer;
removing the fourth photoresist layer to expose the third plating layer, and maintaining the second circuit; wherein a portion of the third plating layer is uncovered by the second circuit;
removing a portion of the exposed third plating layer that is uncovered by the second circuit, the second circuit and a portion of the third plating layer that is covered by the second circuit are maintained; wherein a portion of the second substrate is uncovered by the second circuit and the third plating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,184

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:an inner circuit structure, comprising a core layer having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other, a first patterned circuit layer disposed on the upper surface, a second patterned circuit layer disposed on the lower surface, and a conductive via connecting the first patterned circuit layer and the second patterned circuit layer; and
a first build-up circuit structure, disposed on the upper surface of the core layer and covering the first patterned circuit layer, wherein the first build-up circuit structure at least has a cavity, the cavity exposes a portion of the first patterned circuit layer, and a cross-sectional profile of an edge of a top surface of the portion of the first patterned circuit layer exposed by the cavity is a curved surface,
wherein the first build-up circuit structure further comprises an inner dielectric layer, at least a first dielectric layer, at least a first patterned conductive layer, and at least a first conductive via structure penetrating through the inner dielectric and the first dielectric layer, the first patterned conductive layer and the first dielectric layer are sequentially stacked on the inner dielectric layer, the first patterned conductive layer is electrically connected to the first patterned circuit layer via the first conductive via structure,
wherein the cavity further exposes a portion of the inner dielectric layer, the inner dielectric layer comprises a first inner surface and a second inner surface, the first inner surface is higher than the second inner surface, the cavity exposes the second inner surface, and the top surface of the portion of the first patterned circuit layer exposed by the cavity is higher than the second inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,039,183

HIGH SPEED SIGNAL ROUTING TOPOLOGY FOR BETTER SIGNAL QUALITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of propagating a signal from an output driver on a printed circuit board (PCB) to a plurality of chips on the PCB, comprising: propagating a signal from the output driver through a first transmission line connected to the output driver; propagating the signal from the first transmission line to a second transmission line connected to the first transmission line and a first chip of the plurality of chips, the second transmission line having a length greater than or equal to 10 times a length of the first transmission line; and propagating the signal from the first transmission line to a third transmission line connected to the first transmission line and a second chip of the plurality of chips, the third transmission line having a length greater than or equal to 10 times the length of the first transmission line, so as to cause a reduction in reflections of the signal due to a change in impedance at a junction of the first transmission line, the second transmission line, and the third transmission line, wherein the second transmission line connects to the first chip without being coupled to a termination resistor on the PCB and the third transmission line connects to the second chip without being coupled to a termination resistor on the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,039,182

ELECTRONIC TRANSFER CARED

SHENZHEN TRONIXIN ELECTRO...

1. An electronic transfer card, comprisinga bottom shell,
an upper cover located above the bottom shell, and
an accommodating cavity formed by the enclosing of the bottom shell and the upper cover, the accommodating cavity being provided with a socket for a clip piece to insert and a window capable of performing information transmission to an external electronic component,
wherein:
a first plastic component and a second plastic component are arranged in the accommodating cavity;
the first plastic component is clamped in the bottom shell, and is provided with a plurality of first connecting terminals capable of electrically contacting with the clip piece;
the second plastic component is arranged on and partly overlapped with the first plastic component;
the second plastic component is provided with a plurality of second connecting terminals capable of electrically contacting with the clip piece and an electric conduction portion capable of performing the information transmission to the external electronic component; and
the electric conduction portion is electrically communicated with each second connecting terminal;
wherein the first plastic component is provided with a first opening and a second opening, each of the first connecting terminals is located in the first opening, and each of the second connecting terminals is extended from an end portion of the second plastic component into the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,039,181

TOUCH-SENSING ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

1. A touch-sensing electrode structure, comprising:a sensing electrode comprising a plurality of sensing pads and extending in a first direction from a first edge of a peripheral region of the touch-sensing electrode structure to a second edge of the peripheral region, wherein:
the sensing electrode has a main body disposed in a touch region and a connecting portion disposed in the peripheral region, wherein the connecting portion is connected to an end of the main body,
a width of the connecting portion is larger than or equal to half a width of the end of the main body, and
the width of the connecting portion and the width of the end of the main body are measured in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
a signal-transmitting wire having a head portion and a tail wire connected to the head portion, wherein:
the connecting portion has a first section, a second section and a third section, and the second section and the third section are disposed at two sides of the first section,
the head portion of the signal-transmitting wire is superimposingly disposed on the first section of the connecting portion of the sensing electrode to overlie the first section of the connecting portion of the sensing electrode and is electrically connected to the connecting portion of the sensing electrode, and the second section and the third section are exposed from the head portion of the signal-transmitting wire, and
a width of the head portion is larger than a width of the tail wire.

US Pat. No. 10,039,180

DIELECTRIC TAPE COMPOSITIONS

Heraeus Precious Metals N...

1. A dielectric slip composition suitable for forming a tape, comprising:(a) an organic vehicle; and
(b) a dielectric glass composition comprising:
(i) at least about 20 wt % and no more than about 50 wt % silicon dioxide, based upon 100% total weight of the glass composition,
(ii) at least about 10 wt % and no more than about 50 wt % alkali metal oxides, based upon 100% total weight of the glass composition, and
(iii) at least about 1 wt % and no more than about 10 wt % of at least one transition metal oxide, based upon 100% total weight of the dielectric slip composition,
wherein the dielectric glass composition has a glass softening temperature of no more than about 475° C.

US Pat. No. 10,039,178

FAILURE EVENT DETECTION IN A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A method of determining a failure event of consumable for a plasma torch, the method comprising:monitoring, during operation of the plasma torch, at least one signal comprising an operating current or an operating voltage;
determining whether the plasma torch is being operated in a transfer arc mode; and
performing, when the plasma torch is operating in the transfer arc mode, steps including:
filtering, during the transfer arc mode, the at least one signal using a high-pass filter to remove a low-frequency component of the at least one signal, thereby generating at least one filtered signal;
setting a fault flag to indicate a potential consumable failure when a parameter of the at least one filtered signal exceeds and does not fall below a tolerance threshold during a predetermined time period, wherein the tolerance threshold corresponds to a predetermined success rate for capturing consumable failure; and
shutting off at least one of the operating current or the operating voltage of the plasma arc torch during the transfer arc mode when the fault flag is set to indicate the potential consumable failure.

US Pat. No. 10,039,177

SOURCE HOLLOW BODY AND EUV PLASMA LIGHT SOURCE COMPRISING SUCH A SOURCE HOLLOW BODY

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A source hollow body for predefining a plasma chamber for a section of a source plasma of an EUV plasma light source, the hollow body comprising at least one chamber wall which delimits the plasma chamber,wherein the chamber wall comprises a multilayer construction,
wherein the multilayer construction of the chamber wall comprises:
a main body; and
a plastic layer applied at least in sections on an inner wall of the main body facing the plasma chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,039,176

DISCHARGE LAMP LIGHTING DEVICE, LAMP FAILURE DETECTION METHOD, AND PROJECTOR

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. A discharge lamp lighting device that controls lighting of a discharge lamp, the discharge lamp lighting device comprising:a storage unit that stores information;
a lamp drive unit that supplies drive power to said discharge lamp;
a voltage detection unit that detects a lamp voltage of said discharge lamp; and
a control unit that, on a basis of a voltage detection value that is supplied from said voltage detection unit, stores in said storage unit log information that indicates an operating state of said discharge lamp when a change of said lamp voltage indicates a predetermined voltage characteristic,
wherein said control unit acquires the voltage detection value for each detection time interval, compares the acquired voltage detection value with a previously acquired voltage detection value, and stores said log information in said storage unit when said lamp voltage has increased by a predetermined value or higher for a predetermined number of successive time intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,039,173

BUILDING LINE POWER ADAPTER AND A DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A device, comprising:a housing configured to be mounted on a surface of an occupiable space in a building;
an input interface plate coupled to the housing;
a control logic circuit, within the housing, responsive to an input via the interface panel and having a predetermined electrical power supply requirement;
a power supply compartment within the housing having an interior space shaped to accept a removable stand-alone power source having a first form factor, wherein the interior space is configured to secure the removable stand-alone power source within the power supply compartment;
power supply terminals accessible at the interior space of the power supply compartment, the power supply terminals configured to mate with power output contacts of the removable power source to deliver direct current electrical power to the control logic circuit; and
a power module having a second form factor that replicates the first form factor of the removable stand-alone power source, wherein the power module is configured to fit in the interior space of the power supply compartment when the removable power supply is removed, the power module comprising:
connection points for coupling to a building's electrical power supply wiring;
an electrical power conversion circuit configured to convert the building electrical power received via the connection points to the predetermined electrical power supply requirement of the control logic circuit; and
power module contacts configured to electrically couple an output from the electrical power conversion circuit to the power supply terminals, to deliver the electrical power meeting the predetermined electrical power supply requirement to the control logic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,039,171

FEEDBACK CIRCUIT

MEANWELL (GUANGZHOU) ELEC...

1. A feedback circuit for use in an LED power supply device, wherein the LED power supply device comprises a rectifying unit, a power switch, a transformer unit, an output rectifying/filtering unit, and a pulse width modulation (PWM) controlling unit, and the feedback circuit comprising:a signal sampling unit, being coupled to output terminals of the LED power supply device for sensing a voltage sampling signal and a current sampling signal;
a feedback unit, being coupled to the signal sampling unit, and comprising a current-mode error amplifier and a voltage-mode error amplifier;
a signal converting unit, being coupled to the current-mode error amplifier and an external dimming circuit, and configured for converting a dimming control signal outputted from the dimming circuit to a dimming signal, so as to transmit the dimming signal to the current-mode error amplifier;
a signal adjusting unit, being coupled to the signal converting unit and the voltage-mode error amplifier, and used for applying a signal adjusting process to a reference signal based on the dimming signal and then outputting an adjusted reference signal to the voltage-mode error amplifier;
wherein the current-mode error amplifier is configured to output a current error signal to the PWM controlling unit based on the current sampling signal and the dimming signal, such that the PWM controlling unit correspondingly generates a first PWM signal to the power switch, so as to facilitate the LED power supply device steadily supply an output current to an external LED lighting device based on the periodic ON-OFF switching of the power switch;
wherein the voltage-mode error amplifier is configured to output a voltage error signal to the PWM controlling unit based on the voltage sampling signal and the adjusted reference signal, such that the PWM controlling unit correspondingly generates a second PWM signal to the power switch, so as to facilitate the LED power supply device provides a constant output power by adaptively regulating an output voltage of the LED power supply device with the variation of the output current.

US Pat. No. 10,039,170

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR ILLUMINATING AN ARTICLE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting system for illuminating an article comprising:a lighting device arranged to emit light towards the article, wherein a spectrum of the emitted light is controllable, and
a controller configured to control the lighting device responsive to detection of presence or movement of an object within a detection zone associated with the article, the controller being configured to:
control the lighting device to emit light having a first spectrum in case of absence of an object or in case of absence of movement of an object within the detection zone, and
control the lighting device to emit light having a second spectrum in response to presence of an object or movement of an object within the detection zone,
wherein the light having the first spectrum presents, in at least one wavelength interval, a lower power than the light having the second spectrum,
wherein the light having the first spectrum presents a corresponding correlated color temperature substantially equal to that of the light having the second spectrum, and
wherein the light having the first spectrum and the light having the second spectrum provide a corresponding level of illumination of said article.

US Pat. No. 10,039,168

LED ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR AMBIENT-LIGHT-DEPENDENT BRIGHTNESS CONTROL OF LEDS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An LED arrangement comprising:at least one LED which receives an LED illumination voltage in accordance with a square-wave signal, wherein brightness of the LED is dependent on the ambient luminosity, which is measured by the LED, which is switched in a non-illuminated state as a light sensor;
first and second transistors arranged together with the at least one LED in a bridge circuit such that the first transistor applies the LED illumination voltage to the LED in accordance with the square-wave signal, and the second transistor applies a voltage having inverted polarity to the LED illumination voltage to the LED in intervals of turned-off times of the LED, wherein a duty cycle of the square-wave signal is dependent on strength of a photocurrent which flows through the LED when the voltage having inverted polarity is applied thereto, and
at least a third transistor which, depending on the position thereof, places different electrical resistances in the current path, which the current takes through the LED when the voltage having inverted polarity is applied thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,039,163

SOLID-STATE LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT MODULE AND LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A solid-state light-emitting element module comprising:a solid-state light-emitting element disposed on a substrate;
an input terminal and an output terminal for supplying current to the solid-state light-emitting element from a lighting circuit external to the solid-state light-emitting element module;
an identification terminal for outputting to the lighting circuit an electric signal representing identification information for identifying an electrical characteristic of the solid-state light-emitting element;
a variable resistor that is connected between the identification terminal and at least one of the input terminal and the output terminal, and variably sets the identification information when the solid-state light-emitting element remains connected between the input terminal and the output terminal without being replaced by another solid-state light-emitting element; and
a housing including the variable resistor and having an annular shape with an opening,
wherein a solid-state light-emitting element unit including the substrate and the solid-state light-emitting element is disposed in the opening,
the variable resistor includes, on a surface of the housing, a trimmer that adjusts a resistance value of the variable resistor,
the variable resistor includes a first variable resistor and a second variable resistor connected in series between the identification terminal and one of the input terminal and the output terminal, and
the second variable resistor has a maximum resistance value of at most one-tenth of a maximum resistance value of the first variable resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,039,162

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT DEVICE

FOSHAN NATIONSTAR OPTOELE...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light device, comprising:an LED light; and
an LED light driving device connected with the LED light, wherein the LED light driving device comprises a housing, a rectifying module, a constant-voltage module and a power regulating module, wherein
an input terminal of the rectifying module is connected with an alternating-current power supply, and an output terminal of the rectifying module is connected with an input terminal of the constant-voltage module;
the rectifying module, the constant-voltage module and the power regulating module are arranged in the housing;
the power regulating module comprises a switch tube unit, a current sampling unit, a current regulating unit and a switch voltage-regulating unit;
a drain of the switch tube unit is connected with an output terminal of the constant-voltage module, a source of the switch tube unit is connected with the current sampling unit and the LED light sequentially in series, and a gate of the switch tube unit is connected with a driving terminal of the current regulating unit;
the current sampling unit is configured to sample a current flowing through the LED light, and convert the sampled current into a voltage signal;
a sample input terminal of the current regulating unit is connected between the current sampling unit and the LED light, and the current regulating unit is configured to compare the voltage signal with a reference value, and control a switch-on time of the switch tube unit by controlling a duty cycle of a signal at the driving terminal based on a comparison result, to enable the sampled current to be the same as the reference value;
an output terminal of the switch voltage-regulating unit is connected with an input terminal of the current regulating unit;
the switch voltage-regulating unit comprises at least two equivalent resistors connected in parallel and a dip switch arranged in a branch where each of the equivalent resistors is located;
when a combination of on-off states of the dip switches is changed, an output voltage at the output terminal of the switch voltage-regulating unit is changed and the reference value is changed, to enable the LED light to output different power; and
the dip switches are arranged at an opening on a surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,039,161

LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT WITH BATTERY BACKUP

1. A lighting arrangement comprising:a light emitter portion having a plurality of light emitting diodes in an array string and circuitry for driving said plurality of light emitting diodes including a rectifier and an IC chip configured to drive said plurality of light emitting diodes with the rectified voltage provided by said rectifier; and
a battery backup portion in electronic communication with said light emitter portion and having:
a battery portion with one or more batteries,
a converter portion with a DC-AC inverter positioned between the one or more batteries and the light emitter portion, said converter portion connected to said rectifier and configured to receive power from the one or more batteries, and said converter portion including a microcontroller unit, said microcontroller unit configured to route AC power to the rectifier from either a primary AC source or the battery portion; and
wherein the light emitter portion is configured to control individual light emitting diodes of said array string such that the quantity of illuminated light emitting diodes is variable and based on a voltage level of said battery portion.

US Pat. No. 10,039,158

PRESSURE RING ASSEMBLY FOR CONTACT SHOES IN AN ELECTRODE SYSTEM

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A pressure ring assembly for contact shoes in an electrode system of an electric arc furnace provided with at least one electrode column assembly, the lower part of which electrode column assembly comprises a contact shoe ring formed of a plurality of contact shoe elements, a pressure ring formed of a plurality of pressure blocks connected to each other to form an annular ring surrounding the contact shoe ring, the pressure blocks of said pressure ring being provided with hydraulic bellows by which the contact shoe ring is pressed against the steel mantle of the electrode, and a heat shield located above the pressure ring in the axial direction of the electrode column assembly, said heat shield formed of a plurality of heat shield segments connected to each other, wherein an elongated groove is formed on both substantially vertical side edges of each pressure block, so that in two adjacent pressure blocks said grooves are facing and opening towards each other, said grooves being wider at the bottom of the grooves than at the side edges of the pressure blocks, that an elongated lock bar is placed in the grooves of two adjacent pressure blocks to join said pressure blocks with each other, each lock bar being transverse to its longitudinal direction thicker at its both sides than in the middle, so that the form of the lock bar essentially matches to the form of the grooves of said two adjacent pressure blocks, and that each lock bar is locked in place in the grooves by fastening bolts through holes in the pressure blocks, wherein both the lock bars and the grooves are provided with bezels matching each other to form a dove-tail like joint between them, wherein the fastening bolts extend from the outer surface of each pressure block to the lock bar into which said fastening bolts are threaded.

US Pat. No. 10,039,157

WORKPIECE PROCESSING CHAMBER HAVING A ROTARY MICROWAVE PLASMA SOURCE

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A reactor for processing a workpiece, comprising:a chamber and a workpiece support in said chamber, said chamber comprising a ceiling and a side wall, said ceiling comprising a microwave transmissive material forming a microwave transmissive window;
a first gas distribution plate underlying said microwave transmissive window and overlying said workpiece support and comprising plural gas injection orifices, a process gas plenum overlying said first gas distribution plate and a process gas supply conduit coupled to said process gas plenum;
a rotatable microwave radiator overlying said microwave transmissive window and fluidically separated from the chamber by the window, the rotatable microwave radiator comprising a rotatable cylindrical hollow conductive housing having a top, a side wall and a bottom floor positioned above the window, an array of openings in said bottom floor, and a microwave input port;
a rotary microwave waveguide coupling comprising:
(A) a stationary member fixed with respect to said chamber and comprising a microwave power receiving port, and a first hollow microwave waveguide coupled between said microwave power receiving port and a source of microwave power;
(B) a rotatable member, and a second hollow microwave waveguide having one end coupled to said microwave input port of said rotatable microwave radiator and an opposite end coupled to said rotatable member and having an axis of rotation coincident with an axis of symmetry of said rotatable cylindrical hollow conductive housing; and
a rotation actuator coupled to said rotatable member, whereby said rotatable microwave radiator including the conductive housing is continuously rotatable by said rotation actuator about said axis of symmetry to form the reactor for processing a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,039,154

NODE AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AN INACTIVITY TIMER IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a policy control node, for determining an inactivity timer for a wireless device, the method comprising:identifying an indication of a need for an inactivity timer policy change during an establishment of a Packet Data Network, PDN, connection and/or dynamically while the PDN connection is intact;
determining an inactivity timer policy based on the indication and based on at least one of the group consisting of:
a user subscription of the wireless device and a current time, date and/or location of the wireless device;
an estimated traffic characteristic of a type of application utilized by the wireless device;
an estimated traffic characteristic of a device type of the wireless device; and
an allowable percentage of dropped radio access bearers and a total number of radio access bearers supported by a base station serving the wireless device; and
sending, to a mobility management node serving the wireless device, the inactivity timer policy.

US Pat. No. 10,039,153

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method in a user equipment, comprising:receiving a resource configuration for transmitting uplink sounding reference signals;
monitoring a control channel during a discontinuous reception (DRX) active time;
refraining from transmitting an uplink sounding reference signal using resources identified in the resource configuration when not in the DRX active time;
transmitting the uplink sounding reference signal during the DRX active time; and
maintaining the resource configuration when not in the DRX active time, wherein the resource configuration is associated with a time-frequency resource.

US Pat. No. 10,039,151

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONNECTING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO A DEPLOYABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for connecting a wireless communications device to a deployable wireless communications network, the deployable wireless communications network including a local authentication database, the method comprising:receiving, from the wireless communications device via a mobile management entity (MME) configured to operate as an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) authenticator, an extensible authentication protocol packet;
authenticating, via a communication between the mobile management entity and the local authentication database, the wireless communications device based on the extensible authentication protocol packet;
establishing a first wireless connection between the wireless communications device and a deployable subscription bootstrapping service of the deployable wireless communications network;
determining, via the deployable subscription bootstrapping service, a shared symmetric key based on the extensible authentication protocol packet;
generating, via the deployable subscription bootstrapping service, a subscription profile including the shared symmetric key;
communicating, via the deployable subscription bootstrapping service, the subscription profile to the wireless communications device via the first wireless connection;
discontinuing the first wireless connection; and
establishing a second wireless connection between the wireless communications device and the deployable wireless communications network using the subscription profile.

US Pat. No. 10,039,149

USER EQUIPMENT AND UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. User equipment having a dual connectivity function to communicate with multiple base stations simultaneously, comprising:a PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol) layer processing unit configured to generate packet sequences for transmission to respective ones of the multiple base stations from to-be-transmitted uplink data; and
a RLC (Radio Link Control) layer processing unit configured to transmit the generated packet sequences to the multiple base stations,
wherein the RLC layer processing unit includes:
a RLC buffer configured to store packets transmitted from the PDCP layer processing unit and destined for the respective ones of the multiple base stations;
RLC entities provided corresponding to respective ones of the multiple base stations, the RLC entities being configured to transmit the packets stored in the RLC buffer to the corresponding base stations; and
a RLC entity control unit configured to control the RLC buffer and the RLC entities,
wherein the RLC entity control unit has a RLC discard timer configured to count a staying time of the respective packets stored in the RLC buffer,
the RLC entity control unit discards a staying packet, for which the RLC discard timer has expired, from the RLC buffer, indicates the PDCP layer processing unit to retransmit the staying packet to the RLC buffer as a packet destined for a different base station, and transmits the staying packet retransmitted from the PDCP layer processing unit from a RLC entity corresponding to the different base station.

US Pat. No. 10,039,147

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRIGGERING A WIRELESS DOCKING SESSION BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A WIRELESS DOCKING DEVICE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising circuitry and logic configured to cause a mobile device to:detect a wireless charging of said mobile device by a wireless docking device; and
upon detection of the wireless charging, trigger a wireless docking session between the mobile device and the wireless docking device, wherein the apparatus is configured to trigger a wireless charging power receiver of said mobile device to send to the wireless docking device a mobile device identifier corresponding to said mobile device, and to trigger a wireless communication transceiver of said mobile device to transmit to the wireless docking device a first discovery message comprising a first hash value based on said mobile device identifier and a first predefined string, to process a second discovery message from the wireless docking device comprising a second hash value based on said mobile device identifier and a second predefined string, and to associate with the wireless docking device based on said second hash value.

US Pat. No. 10,039,145

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR (RSSI) BASED AUTHENTICATION

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A first computing device comprising:one or more antennas to receive a signal from a proximate second computing device during a wireless personal area network (WPAN) connection process, the received signal to comprise a device connection request signal; and
a wireless connection controller to:
determine a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value for the received signal;
compare the RSSI value for the received signal with a threshold value;
based on the comparison terminate the WPAN connection process with the proximate second computing device or complete the WPAN connection process with the proximate second computing device;
determine whether the proximate second computing device has previously attempted to execute the WPAN connection process in excess of a threshold value of attempts; and
terminate the WPAN connection process with the proximate second computing device when the proximate second computing device has previously attempted to execute the WPAN connection process in excess of the threshold value of attempts.

US Pat. No. 10,039,143

WIRELESS SENSOR POD USES TRIGGER EVENTS FOR PAIRING AND TESTING

4iiii Innovations Inc., ...

1. A method for pairing a wireless sensor pod using trigger events, comprising:detecting, using an inertial sensor within the wireless sensor pod, a first trigger event caused by physical movement of the wireless sensor pod;
when the first trigger event is detected, transmitting, from the wireless sensor pod, a communication to pair the wireless sensor pod with a master device; and
when the wireless sensor pod is in a manufacturing mode the step of transmitting comprising:
performing at least one manufacturing self-test within the sensor pod;
transmitting results of the at least one manufacturing self-test; and
transitioning the sensor pod to a shipping mode upon completion of the step of transmitting.

US Pat. No. 10,039,140

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSRECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a first device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: receiving a discovery signal from a second device having plural antenna ports; determining a number of the plural antenna ports used by the second device for transmission of the discovery signal, the number of the plural antenna ports being determined based on a sequence shift pattern, wherein the sequence shift pattern is equal to an initial value of a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) for the discovery signal minus a constant that is based on a reference signal ID; and decoding the discovery signal based on the determined number of the plural antenna ports, wherein the sequence shift pattern is determined by a combination of a cell ID and one of a set of predetermined constants,wherein the sequence shift pattern is fssPUSCH=((NIDcell+?ss)mod 30),
wherein the initial value of DMRS is one of

 the constant is one of

wherein the first device assumes that a same precodinq is used in a unit of a preset number of subframes in receiving the discovery signal, and
wherein the first device assumes that frequency hopping is not applied to transmission of the discovery signal, or when frequency hopping is applied to transmission of the discovery signal, the first device assumes that the preset number is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,039,138

RELAYING USER COMMUNICATION DEVICE ENABLING RRC, NAS CONNECTIONS, USER COMMUNICATION DEVICE, BASE STATION, SYSTEM, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

13. A method performed by a relaying user communication device for facilitating the provision of a communication link for another user communication device, the relaying user communication device comprising a transceiver communicating with said another user communication device over a first interface and with a first base station over a second interface, the method comprising:communicating, via said first interface, a message for initiating provision of a communication link;
communicating with a core network, responsive to said message, to establish said communication link from said another user communication device to a second base station, wherein the second base station is remote from said relaying user communication device, wherein said communication link is provided via both (1) said first interface between said another communication device and said relaying user communication device and (2) said second interface between said relaying user communication device and said first base station; and
relaying data, for said another user communication device, via said first interface and said second interface, using said communication link,
wherein said message includes at least one of:
a first layer 2 identifier (L2-ID) identifying said another user communication device; and
a second L2-ID identifying said relaying user communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,039,137

ELECTRIC POWER TOOL AND DUST COLLECTOR

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. An electric power tool comprising:a wireless transmission unit that transmits a wireless signal to a dust collector; and
a transmission control unit that causes the wireless transmission unit to transmit a linking signal to the dust collector, to thereby cause the dust collector to operate in a linked manner,
wherein an operation mode of the transmission control unit is shifted, by operation of an operation unit, from a normal mode in which the dust collector is caused to operate in the linked manner to a pairing mode in which the electric power tool is caused to be registered in the dust collector as a link target appliance, and
wherein the transmission control unit is configured, when in the pairing mode, to cause the wireless transmission unit to transmit a pairing request signal to the dust collector, to thereby cause the electric power tool to be registered in the dust collector as the link target appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,039,136

BASE STATION, SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD, AND CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station, comprising:a processor configured to establish a wireless network bearer channel with a user equipment (UE); and
a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a service request of the UE through the wireless network bearer channel,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
parse a content of the service request of the UE, at least part of the parsed content needing to be processed by a cloud server;
generate a cloud service request according to the at least part of the parsed content by terminating a transport layer protocol of the UE and an access layer protocol of the UE;
send the cloud service request to the cloud server;
receive from the cloud server a processing result that corresponds to the cloud service request; and
send the processing result to the UE through the wireless network bearer channel.

US Pat. No. 10,039,135

COMMUNICATION ACCESS METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI DEVICE (Dongguan) ...

1. A communication access method, comprising:sending, by a first user equipment, a first channel access request message before determining to send first information, wherein the first channel access request message corresponds to the first user equipment and comprises information indicating a first scheduling priority and an indication that the first user equipment is ready for sending the first information, wherein the information indicating the first scheduling priority includes a plurality of bits or a sequence of numbers, and wherein the information indicating the first scheduling priority includes a first priority of the first user equipment and a first service type of the first information;
determining, by the first user equipment, whether the first user equipment detects, in a reserved resource, a second channel access request message corresponding to a second user equipment, wherein the second channel access request message is a request for the second user equipment to send second information, and wherein the second channel access request message includes a second scheduling priority that includes information indicating a second priority of the second user equipment and a second service type of the second information;
determining that the first priority of the first user equipment is the same as the second priority of the second user equipment;
subsequent to determining that the first priority of the first user equipment is the same as the second priority of the second user equipment, determining that a priority of the first service type is equal to a priority of the second service type; and
canceling, by the first user equipment, sending the first information when the priority of the first service type is equal to the priority of the second service type.

US Pat. No. 10,039,134

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for random access by a first terminal in a wireless communication system, comprising:transmitting, by the first terminal trying a contention-based random access (CB RA) before data transmission, a random access identification signal to a base station so that the base station broadcasts a busy signal in response to the random access identification signal, wherein the random access identification signal represents that the first terminal tries the random access using a resource shared between the first terminal and a second terminal trying a contention-free access (CFA); and
transmitting, by the first terminal, data after transmitting the random access identification signal.

US Pat. No. 10,039,132

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE FOR MTC UE

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of receiving a random access response by a Machine-Type Communication (MTC) user equipment (UE), the method comprising:repeatedly transmitting a random access preamble to a base station through a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) of at least one subframe;
determining a Random Access Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RA-RNTI) using first time index information, frequency index information, and second time index information on the PRACH; and
receiving the random access response to the random access preamble using the RA-RNTI within a random access response window,
wherein the RA-RNTI is determined by an equation below,
RA-RNTI=1+t_id+10*f_id+60*t_id2,
where t_id is the first time index information, f_id is the frequency index information, and t_id2 is the second time index information.

US Pat. No. 10,039,131

SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
receive at least one message comprising:
a cell group index associated with a secondary cell of a secondary cell group of a plurality of cell groups; and
configuration parameters of sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission via the secondary cell;
receive a first control command configured to cause transmission, via the secondary cell group, of a random access preamble;
receive a random access response comprising:
a timing advance command (TAC) for the secondary cell group; and
a power control command; and
transmit, via the secondary cell and after application of the TAC, a plurality of SRSs, wherein transmission power associated with a transmission of a first SRS of the plurality of the SRSs is based, at least in part, on the power control command, and wherein the wireless device is configured to not transmit any of the plurality of the SRSs via the secondary cell during a time period between receiving the at least one message and receiving the TAC.

US Pat. No. 10,039,130

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, MACRO CELL, SMALL CELL, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A heterogeneous communications network, comprising:a macro cell;
a small cell provided within the macro cell; and
a user equipment provided within the macro cell, wherein the user equipment is operable to receive control-plane information from the macro cell and user-plane information from the macro cell and/or the small cell, and wherein frequency-time resources of a physical random access channel, PRACH, for the macro cell and the small cell are the same and are specified to the user equipment using the macro cell, wherein:
the user equipment is operable to transmit a connection request based on the received control-plane information using the specified PRACH resources,
the macro cell and the small cell are operable to determine which of the macro cell and the small cell is to operate as the serving cell for the user equipment based on the connection request, and
the determined serving cell is operable to transmit a connection response to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,039,129

WIRELESS DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless device for communication in a first period under a slot allocation-based scheme and in a second period under a contention-based scheme, the first period and the second period included in a beacon interval, comprising:control circuitry configured to determine a type of a first frame and determine the first period or the second period for a transmission of the first frame; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the first frame without carrier-sensing by using one slot in the second period, when the type of the first frame is a first type and when the second period is determined; and
perform carrier-sensing during a first time period from a start of the one slot in the second period and transmit the first frame according to a result of the carrier-sensing after first time period has elapsed without detection of a signal, when the type of the first frame is a second type different from the first type and when the second period is determined, wherein the first time period is shorter than a length of the one slot.

US Pat. No. 10,039,128

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY SCHEDULING WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS WITHOUT COLLISION

ISOLYNX, LLC, Haverhill,...

1. A system for dynamically scheduling wireless transmissions without collision within a repeating frame, wherein each frame is divided into a plurality of consecutive blocks and each block is divided into a plurality of consecutive time slots, wherein a first predefined time slot in each block is used for announcement transmissions, said system comprising:a master transmitter for transmitting a master time mark during a second predefined time slot in each block, wherein the master time mark includes a time slot reservation area for indicating dynamic allocation of time slots;
a processor communicatively coupled with the master transmitter;
a memory communicatively coupled with the processor;
a time slot reservation table stored within the memory for tracking the predefined time slots and dynamically allocating the time slots within each block; and
an allocator, implemented as machine readable instructions stored in the memory and executed by the processor, for:
allocating, based upon the time slot reservation table, at least one unallocated time slot in at least one of the plurality of blocks for use by a transmitting device in response to an announcement message received from the transmitting device during the first predefined time slot;
updating the time slot reservation area and the time slot reservation table to indicate allocation of the at least one time slot to the transmitting device;
wherein the master transmitter is configured via the processor; and
wherein the transmitting device receives a subsequent master time mark and is configured to transmit only during the indicated at least one time slot of a subsequent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,039,127

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN MULTIPLE FREQUENCY BAND SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving data from a base station by a first type user equipment (UE) capable of simultaneously using a plurality of frequency bands based on resource allocation in a first wireless mobile communication system, wherein each of the plurality of frequency bands has a respective bandwidth in which a second wireless mobile communication system serves a second type UE not capable of simultaneously using the plurality of frequency bands, the method comprising:receiving resource indication values (RIVs) from the base station,
wherein the RIVs include a first type RIV indicating a start index (S) and a length (L) of virtual resource blocks (VRBs) allocated to the first type UE, and a second type RIV indicating that no resource is allocated to the first type UE within one of the plurality of frequency bands,
wherein the second type RIV has a value which is invalid as the first type RIV for the second type UE,
wherein at least one of the plurality of frequency bands comprises a common resource area and a first type UE-specific resource area,
wherein the common resource area is for both the first type UE and the second type UE in case the second type UE is served on the at least one of the plurality of frequency bands,
wherein the first type UE-specific resource area is specifically configured for the first type UE, and
wherein the second type RIV is received through the first type UE-specific resource area among the common resource area and the first type UE-specific resource area; and
receiving data from the base station based on the RIVs.

US Pat. No. 10,039,126

SCHEDULING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A scheduling method, comprising:receiving, by a controller from a content source, a scheduling request requesting pre-scheduling of a traffic transmission between a first device and a second device in a network, wherein the scheduling request comprises a constraint condition of non-real-time traffic transmission, and wherein the constraint condition comprises information about a first address and information about a second address, wherein the information about the first address includes information about an address of the first device that sends traffic, and the information about the second address includes information about an address of the second device that receives the traffic;
determining, by the controller, a first forwarding path, a sending rate and a sending time for sending the traffic according to the information about the first address, the information about the second address, and statistical information about network traffic, wherein determining the first forwarding path, the sending rate and the sending time for sending the traffic comprises:
determining, by the controller, a plurality of forwarding paths for sending the traffic according to the information about the first address and the information about the second address; and
determining, by the controller, a first forwarding path from the plurality of forwarding paths, the sending rate and the sending time for sending the traffic, the first forwarding path, the sending rate, and the sending time being determined according to the statistical information; and
sending, by the controller, a first message to the content source at the sending time, wherein the first message comprises the sending rate and is used to instruct the content source to send the traffic according to the sending rate, so that the traffic is sent through the first forwarding path; and
wherein the method further comprises:
monitoring, by the controller, a real-time bandwidth utilization rate of the first forwarding path after the sending time; and
when the real-time bandwidth utilization rate continuously decreases or increases during a preset time period, sending, by the controller, a second message to the content source, wherein the second message is used to instruct the content source to adjust the sending rate for transmitting the traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,039,125

DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE USING THE METHOD

AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANG...

1. A data communication method, applied in a first network device comprising a first communication schedule and a first client list, the first client list recording one or more first clients connecting with the first network device, the method comprising:retrieving a second client list from a second network device, wherein the second client list records one or more second clients connecting with the second network device;
determining whether there is an interference client recorded in the second client list, wherein the interference client is located in signal coverage of the first network device;
retrieving a second communication schedule from the second network device, wherein the second communication schedule comprises a third communication schedule for the interference client;
determining whether the first network device is affected by signal interference from the interference client, based on the first communication schedule and the third communication schedule, when data communication between the first network device and a third client of the first clients is being performed; and
adjusting the first communication schedule in response to the determining result.

US Pat. No. 10,039,123

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SCHEDULING COMMUNICATIONS WITH A GROUP OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNITS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory; and
a wireless communication unit configured to transmit at least one scheduling frame comprising an indication of a downlink period allocated for simultaneous transmission from the wireless communication unit to at least one group of a plurality of wireless communication devices, and to simultaneously transmit a plurality of different wireless communication transmissions to the plurality of wireless communication devices of the group during the downlink period, wherein, prior to transmitting the scheduling frame, the wireless communication unit is to reserve a wireless communication medium for a duration period including at least a duration of the scheduling frame and the downlink period.

US Pat. No. 10,039,120

SCALING OF SHARED SPECTRUM EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication utilizing a shared spectrum, comprising:determining a number of network operators communicating over a shared spectrum channel;
determining a respective priority for each of the network operators on the shared spectrum channel;
for each of the network operators, allocating respective resources on the shared spectrum channel for exclusive use by the respective network operator based on the respective priority, wherein the network operators having higher priorities are allocated a same amount or more of the resources on the shared spectrum channel for exclusive use thereof than the network operators having lower priorities, wherein allocating respective resources on the shared spectrum channel further comprises:
if the number of the network operators is less than or equal to a first threshold number, for each of the network operators, reserving a respective first set of resources within a first duration of time for exclusive use by the respective network operator based on the respective priority; and
if the number of the network operators is greater than the first threshold number, for each of the network operators within a first set of the network operators:
reserving a respective second set of resources within a second duration of time for exclusive use by the respective network operator based on the respective priority, wherein the second duration of time is greater than the first duration of time; or
reserving a third set of resources within the first duration of time or the second duration of time for non-exclusive use by the first set of the network operators; and
allocating additional resources on the shared spectrum channel for non-exclusive use by the network operators.

US Pat. No. 10,039,118

DETERMINING AND SENDING CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATORS (CQIS) FOR MULTIPLE CELLS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor configured to determine a plurality of channel quality indicators (CQIs) from measurements of downlink transmissions from a plurality of cells;
the processor and a transmitter are configured to transmit, to a network, control information in transmission time intervals (TTIs) on a physical control channel, wherein CQIs for a first cell of the plurality of cells are transmitted in a set of TTIs, that are separated by at least one TTI, and wherein CQIs for a second cell of the plurality of cells are not transmitted in the set of TTIs; and
wherein, in response to expiration of a timer for the first cell that is configured in relation to a control signal received by the WTRU or in response to a received layer 2 (L2) message, the transmission of the CQIs is ceased for the first cell and transmission of CQIs continue for the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,039,117

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING THE PERFORMANCE QUALITY OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF NARROW BAND INTERFERENCE

ISCO International, LLC

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a signal including a communication signal, wherein the processing system includes a plurality of filters;
analyzing, by the processing system, the signal to identify a present interference; and
extracting, by the processing system, the present interference from the signal,wherein the extracting comprises:determining a presence time duration for the present interference;
comparing the presence time duration with a reference time duration;
responsive to the presence time duration exceeding the reference time duration:
responsive to at least one of the plurality of filters being available for filtering the present interference:
activating an available filter of the plurality of filters; and
tuning the activated filter, thereby filtering the present interference from the signal;
responsive to none of the plurality of filters being available for filtering the present interference due to activation of the plurality of filters for filtering a plurality of previously identified interferences:
determining a priority order of a set of interferences comprising the present interference and the plurality of previously identified interferences, based on interference signal levels thereof; and
assigning the plurality of filters to the set of interferences, in accordance with the priority order.

US Pat. No. 10,039,116

LONG TERM EVOLUTION SCHEDULER TO MITIGATE INTERFERENCE

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A base station for scheduling physical resource blocks, the base station having memory, processor, and data storage components, and further comprising:a scheduler that assigns a plurality of physical resource blocks (PRB) of a first frequency spectrum of PRBs that is separated from an adjacent frequency spectrum of PRBs by an interference guard block having a frequency range,
wherein the plurality of PRBs comprises:
a first PRB at a center of the first frequency spectrum of PRBs, the first PRB having a low radio frequency (rf) interference with respect to at least one PRB of the adjacent frequency spectrum of PRBs, and
a second PRB at an edge of the first frequency spectrum of PRBs having a high rf interference with respect to the at least one PRB of the adjacent frequency spectrum of PRBs,
wherein the scheduler assigns the first PRB at the center of the first frequency spectrum of PRBs to a first communication channel of a first user device having a high rf interference level,
wherein the scheduler assigns the second PRB at the edge of the first frequency spectrum of PRBs to a second communication channel of a second user device having a low rf interference level, and
wherein the scheduler determines the frequency range of the interference guard block based on the assigned first and second PRBs, thereby minimizing the frequency range of the interference guard block.

US Pat. No. 10,039,114

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
determine an elevation parameter that indicates an elevation of an unmanned aerial vehicle, the elevation parameter being determined via at least one of a global positioning system (GPS) component or an altimeter component of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
identify, based on the elevation parameter, a frequency band, of a plurality of frequency bands, via which a connection is to be established between a base station and the unmanned aerial vehicle,
the frequency band being an unlicensed frequency band when:
the elevation parameter is greater than or equal to a first threshold elevation, and a macro cell base station is configured to use the unlicensed frequency band to establish the connection with the unmanned aerial vehicle when the unmanned aerial vehicle is at or above the first threshold elevation,
the frequency band being a first licensed frequency band when:
the elevation parameter is less than the first threshold elevation, and
the macro cell base station is configured to use the first licensed frequency band to establish the connection with the unmanned aerial vehicle when the unmanned aerial vehicle is below the first threshold elevation, and
the frequency band being a second licensed frequency band when:
 the elevation parameter is less than a second threshold elevation, and
 a small cell base station is configured to use the second licensed frequency band to establish the connection with the unmanned aerial vehicle when the unmanned aerial vehicle is below the second threshold elevation; and
establish a network connection between the unmanned aerial vehicle and a radio access network using the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,039,113

INTELLIGENT RESOURCE PROCUREMENT SYSTEM BASED ON PHYSICAL PROXIMITY TO RELATED RESOURCES

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An intelligent resource procurement system, comprising:a computer apparatus including a processor, a memory, and a network communication interface;
a resource management module stored in the memory, executable by the processor, and configured for:
identifying a resource deficiency associated with an entity, wherein the entity is a company;
establishing a secure communication channel with a portable electronic device of the entity;
monitoring a location of the portable electronic device over the secure communication channel;
receiving, via the network communication interface, a usage profile for each of a plurality of smart devices related to the resource deficiency;
parsing the usage profiles to extract aggregate usage information;
identifying a custodian of each of the plurality of smart devices, wherein a first custodian of a first smart device of the plurality of smart devices is identified by comparing (i) location information associated with the first custodian with (ii) location information associated with first smart device to determine that the first custodian is routinely located proximate to the first smart device;
determining that the portable electronic device is located proximate to (i) the first smart device of the plurality of smart devices and (ii) the first custodian of the first smart device, wherein the portable electronic device does not belong to the first custodian;
determining that the first custodian of the first smart device is a trusted custodian based on (i) determining a social network relationship between the first custodian of the first smart device and the entity and (ii) comparing (a) location information associated with the entity with (b) location information associated with the first custodian of the first smart device to determine that the first custodian is routinely located proximate to the entity; and
based on determining that the portable electronic device is located proximate to (i) the first smart device and (ii) the first custodian of the first smart device and further based on determining that the first custodian of the first smart device is a trusted custodian, transmitting instructions over the secure communication channel to the portable electronic device, the instructions causing the portable electronic device to display resource procurement information related to the resource deficiency, the resource procurement information comprising the aggregate usage information, wherein the aggregate usage information comprises one or more population-wide metrics associated with a model of the first smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,039,111

ASSIGNMENT OF HIERARCHICAL CELL STRUCTURES EMPLOYING GEOLOCATION TECHNIQUES

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining height information indicative of an average height of terrain elements and architectural structures for a geographical location associated with a mobile device; and
assigning the mobile device to a base station device based on whether a distance between the mobile device and the base station device satisfies a defined criterion that varies as a function of the height information.

US Pat. No. 10,039,110

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

TELFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERI...

1. A method for device-to-device communication, comprising:generating configuration messages including configuration information with respect to a control channel for the D2D communication; and
transmitting the configuration messages to user equipments that support D2D communication;
wherein the configuration information includes information regarding a resource pool allocated for the control channel, and further includes one of resource allocation information for a direct selection of the control channel or resource allocation parameter information based upon which the control channel is selected by the user equipments.

US Pat. No. 10,039,107

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF RADIO RESOURCES TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINKS OF A PLURALITY OF TYPES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a resource allocator to dynamically allocate to a plurality of nodes of a cellular network millimeter Wave (mmWave) radio resources for communication over a plurality of mmWave wireless communication links of a plurality of mmWave link types, the plurality of mmWave link types comprising at least two of an mmWave backhaul link type, an mmWave fronthaul link type or an mmWave access link type, said resource allocator is to assign said mmWave radio resources to a plurality of mmWave resource blocks corresponding to the plurality of mmWave link types, and to dynamically allocate to an mmWave wireless communication link resources from an mmWave resource block corresponding to an mmWave link type of said mmWave wireless communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,039,106

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATING CARRIERS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

wherein the k is any one element of a set K which is defined for the subframe n according to the table 2.

US Pat. No. 10,039,105

SPECTRUM MONITORING APPARATUS, SPECTRUM ACCESS VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFICATION OF SPECTRUM ACCESS RIGHTS

1. A spectrum monitoring apparatus comprising:a radio-frequency (RF) receiver configured to receive radio frequency signals of an operator of an RF communication system utilizing one or more frequencies of a monitored spectrum;
an RF decoder operatively coupled to the RF receiver, the RF decoder being configured to decode radio frequency signals received by the RF receiver and to determine an identity of the operator of the RF communication system;
a query interface coupled to a spectrum access right database;
a processor operatively coupled to the RF decoder and the query interface, the processor being configured to send an operator query to the spectrum access right database via the query interface, the operator query containing the determined identity of the operator of the RF communication system; and
an access right determination module operatively coupled to the query interface, the access right determination module being configured to receive a response from the spectrum access right database to the operator query via the query interface and to determine, on the basis of the determined identity of the operator of the RF communication system and the response, whether the operator of the RF communication system is licensed to utilize the one or more frequencies of the monitored spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,039,104

DYNAMIC BEAMFORMING METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUSES USING THE SAME

Industrial Technology Res...

11. A base station comprising:a transmitter;
a receiver; and
a processor coupled to the transmitter and the receiver and is configured at least for:
transmitting, via the transmitter, a first reference signal;
transmitting, via the transmitter, a first configuration message comprising a first oversampling rate of a first dimension and a first oversampling rate of a second dimension;
receiving, via the receiver, a first information feedback of the first reference signal based on the first oversampling rate of the first dimension and the first oversampling rate of the second dimension in response to transmitting the first configuration message; and
transmitting, via the transmitter, a second configuration message comprising a second oversampling rate of the first dimension and a second oversampling rate of the second dimension after receiving the first information feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,039,101

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING D2D DATA RESOURCE FOR D2D COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of determining a device-to-device (D2D) data transmission resource for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, at a UE, configuration information associated with a D2D data transmission resource, the configuration information comprising information of a D2D data allocation period and being transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB);
determining, in each D2D data allocation period, a D2D data transmission resource offset and a duration associated with a D2D data transmission resource bitmap, the D2D data transmission resource bitmap comprising at least one bit corresponding to bit value “1”; and
determining a pool of subframes corresponding to the bit value “1” of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap, the duration associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap comprising the pool of subframes, the pool of subframes corresponding to D2D data transmission resources through which a D2D data transmission is capable,
wherein a plurality of repetitions of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap are associated with the duration associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap, and
wherein the pool of subframes corresponding to the bit value “1” of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap has a repetitive pattern in the duration associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap in accordance with the plurality of repetitions of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap.

US Pat. No. 10,039,100

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OFDM CHANNELIZATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processing element coupled to the memory, wherein the processing element is configured to:
map encoded data onto a plurality of clusters, wherein each cluster of the plurality of clusters comprises a respective set of sub-carriers across a set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol durations; and
transmit, via a wireless interface, a plurality of clusters within an OFDM band;
wherein the OFDM band contains diversity transmissions and sub-band transmissions from other apparatuses, wherein each of the diversity transmissions utilizes a distributed set of clusters within the OFDM band, and wherein each of the sub-band transmissions utilizes a contiguous set of clusters within the OFDM band; and
wherein at least one of the OFDM symbol durations simultaneously includes one or more clusters utilized by one of the sub-band transmissions and one or more clusters utilized by one of the diversity transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,039,099

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

6. A wireless communication system comprising:a wireless control device: and
at least one wireless device which is connected to the wireless control device via a transmission line and configured to wirelessly communicate with a wireless terminal,
wherein the wireless control device includes:
a wireless resource allocation unit configured to allocate a wireless resource used by the at least one wireless device in wirelessly communicating with the wireless terminal; and
a wireless resource instruction unit configured to send an instruction for allowing use of the allocated wireless resource to the at least one wireless device,
wherein the at least one wireless device includes:
a wireless signal processing unit configured to execute processing to perform wireless communication using the allocated wireless resource, on data to be sent to the wireless terminal, based on the instruction from the wireless control device; and
a wireless transmission unit configured to convert a signal processed by the wireless signal processing unit into a wireless signal and transmit the wireless signal to the wireless terminal,
wherein the wireless control device is configured to perform channel encoding processing on transmission data, divide the transmission data having undergone the channel encoding processing, for each symbol that is a unit of modulation processing, and transmit the transmission data to the at least one wireless device, and
wherein the at least one wireless device is configured to perform modulation processing for each symbol, on the transmission data transmitted from the wireless control device.

US Pat. No. 10,039,096

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING TIME SLOTS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for prioritizing first group devices over second group devices in accessing a channel during a time slot scheduled for communications by the first group devices, the method comprising:generating, by a first group device of the first group devices, a frame comprising a Duration field containing a value set to a sum of a duration of a frame exchange including a transmission of the frame and a duration of a time extension; and
transmitting, by the first group device, the frame in the time slot.

US Pat. No. 10,039,095

ALMOST BLANK SUBFRAME BASED ORTHOGONAL RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

12. An apparatus, comprising:a memory element for storing data; and
a processor, wherein the processor executes instructions associated with the data, wherein the processor and the memory element cooperate, such that the apparatus is configured for:
receiving, at a serving eNB, ABS patterns from a plurality of neighboring eNBs in an OFDM based network, each neighboring eNB transmitting a separate ABS pattern during a time period, wherein the ABS patterns are received at the serving eNB from respective neighboring eNBs in messages, each of the messages comprising a bit sequence indicating a time-domain resource allocation for each of the neighboring eNBs using a plurality of binary bits;
comparing, at the serving eNB, the received ABS patterns with the serving eNB's resource allocation during the time period, the resource allocation including cell-load and traffic demands at the serving eNB, wherein comparing the received ABS patterns comprises detecting a likelihood of a resource allocation collision with respect to one of the neighboring eNBs using the bit sequences;
computing an optimal ABS pattern at the serving eNB based on the comparison at the serving eNB, wherein the optimal ABS pattern causes each neighboring eNB to adjust its own resource allocation to at least minimize the resource allocation collision at the serving eNB; and
after adjusting the resource allocation of the serving eNB, sending the optimal ABS pattern to the plurality of neighboring eNBs, wherein each neighboring eNB adjusts a respective resource allocation according to the optimal ABS pattern to reduce interference.

US Pat. No. 10,039,094

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) apparatus that is configured to communicate with a base station apparatus by using a primary cell and a secondary cell, the UE apparatus comprising:reception circuitry that receives a higher layer signaling; and
control channel processing circuitry that monitors, based on the high layer signaling, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) on the primary cell and on the secondary cell;
wherein:
the higher layer signaling includes at least a first information element and a second information element;
the first information element specifying a first PDCCH configuration for the primary cell;
the first PDCCH configuration include a first resource block assignment information and a first bitmap information indicating a time domain PDCCH monitoring pattern for the primary cell;
the second information element specifying a second PDCCH configuration for the secondary cell; and
the second PDCCH configuration include a second resource block assignment information and a second bitmap information indicating a time domain PDCCH monitoring pattern for the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,039,092

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CHANNEL ALLOCATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, (a) transmits first downlink resource allocation information for a first downlink component carrier, (b) transmits second downlink resource allocation information for a second downlink component carrier, which is different from the first downlink component carrier, (c) transmits first downlink data on the first downlink component carrier in accordance with the first downlink resource allocation information, (d) transmits second downlink data on the second downlink component carrier in accordance with the second downlink resource allocation information, and (e) transmits uplink resource allocation information for uplink component carriers on only one out of the first downlink component carrier and the second downlink component carrier; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives uplink data on the uplink component carriers in accordance with the uplink resource allocation information,
wherein the transmitter, in operation, transmits an Acknowledgement/Negative-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal for the uplink data only on said one downlink component carrier on which the uplink resource allocation information is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,039,091

BASE STATION DEVICE, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station device comprising:reception circuitry configured to and/or programmed to receive first system information indicating a carrier type; and
decoding circuitry configured to and/or programmed to monitor a common search space for a control channel, wherein
OFDM symbols for the control channel are given by the first system information indicating the carrier type,
in a case that the first system information indicating the carrier type is set to a first value, positions of the OFDM symbols for the control channel are predefined positions in a subframe, and
in a case that the first system information indicating the carrier type is set to a second value, the positions of the OFDM symbols for the control channel are given by received second information.

US Pat. No. 10,039,089

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

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus that is configured to communicate with a base station apparatus by using a plurality of cells, comprising:reception circuitry configured to
receive a higher layer signal at least indicating a Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI), periodicity to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) with the RNTI, and subframes within the periodicity to monitor the PDCCH with the RNTI, and
receive, for each of the plurality of cells, an index which indicates one of M pieces of information, each of the M pieces of information indicating an uplink-downlink configuration, and
control circuitry configured to configure the subframes to monitor the PDCCH with the RNTI based on at least the received higher layer signal, wherein
the reception circuitry is configured to monitor, in the configured subframes, the PDCCH with the RNTI in a common search space on a predetermined cell which is one of the plurality of cells, and to receive the M pieces of information included in the PDCCH with the RNTI, and
the control circuitry is configured to determine, for each of the plurality of cells, the uplink-downlink configuration from the M pieces of information based on the index.

US Pat. No. 10,039,088

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING COMMUNICATION FOR LOW CAPABILITY DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a base station, the method comprising:identifying a first user equipment (UE) associated with a first UE class and a second UE associated with a second UE class;
generating a first downlink control information (DCI) to schedule the first UE to transmit a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), wherein the first DCI comprises a first set of information elements (IEs) including a cyclic shift (CS) and orthogonal covering code (OCC) IE indicating transmission parameters for a reference signal in the first PUSCH;
generating a second DCI to schedule the second UE to transmit a second PUSCH, wherein the second DCI comprises a second set of IEs and omits a CS and OCC IE, and the second UE class is configured to bandwidth-limited low complexity UEs; and
transmitting the first DCI for the first UE and the second DCI for the second UE on a physical downlink control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,039,087

UPLINK CONTROL DATA TRANSMISSION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. An interference randomization method in a user equipment (UE) comprising:encoding a set of control information bits comprising ACK/NACK bits to generate encoded control information bits;
scrambling the encoded control information bits to generate scrambled control information bits;
modulating the scrambled control information bits to generate modulated symbols;
determining a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) ACK/NACK resource index;
determining a first orthogonal sequence index, a second orthogonal sequence index, and a cyclic shift for a demodulation reference signal (DMRS), wherein each of the first orthogonal sequence index, the second orthogonal sequence index, and the cyclic shift is determined based the PUCCH ACK/NACK resource index;
spreading the modulated symbols block-wise using a first orthogonal sequence indicated by the first orthogonal sequence index and a second orthogonal sequence indicated by the second orthogonal sequence index;
applying the cyclic shift to the DMRS; and
transmitting the DMRS and the block-wise spread modulated symbols on a PUCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,039,084

BATTERY-OPERATED STATIONARY SENSOR ARRANGEMENT WITH UNIDIRECTIONAL DATA TRANSMISSION

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A method for unidirectional data transmission, the method comprising:determining sensor data;
providing a sensor data packet based on the sensor data, the sensor data comprising an amount of data of less than 1 kbit;
generating data packets, wherein generating data packets comprises dividing the sensor data packet into at least three data packets, wherein each of the at least three data packets is shorter than the sensor data packet; and
transmitting the data packets with a data rate of less than 50 kbit/s and a time interval across a communication channel,
wherein generating the data packets comprises channel-encoding the at least three data packets such that only a part of the data packets is required for decoding the sensor data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,039,083

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A SIGNAL USING MULTIPLE FREQUENCY BANDS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of managing frequency bands by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a mobile station through a primary frequency band, control information on one or more secondary frequency bands different from the primary frequency band;
communicating with the mobile station through the primary frequency band;
performing a synchronization procedure with the mobile station through a first secondary frequency band from among the one or more secondary frequency bands;
in response to the mobile station acquiring synchronization with the first secondary frequency band, receiving, from the mobile station through the first secondary frequency band, a readiness indication message indicating that the first secondary frequency band is prepared for a data transmission on the first secondary frequency band based on the control information;
and
transmitting, to the mobile station, a first data signal through the primary frequency band concurrently with a second data signal through the first secondary frequency band in response to receiving the readiness indication message, the first and second data signals comprising data transmissions for the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,039,081

TERMINAL, NETWORK DEVICE, PAGING METHOD, AND AREA INFORMATION UPDATE METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A first terminal comprising:a receiver configured to receive a paging message from a network device for paging a second terminal lacking an ability to be paged directly by the network device, wherein the paging message carries a terminal identity of the second terminal;
a processor; and
a memory storing a program to be executed in the processor, the program comprising instructions for:
when the paging message comprises a terminal identity of the first terminal that provides relay services to one or more terminals, and when determining that the second terminal is a terminal to which the first terminal provides a relay service, paging the second terminal according to the terminal identity of the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,038,989

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE ASSET MANAGEMENT

M2M Solutions LLC, Tiddi...

1. A method of operating a remote computer server platform to provide a range of consumer services by autonomously monitoring and managing a plurality of consumer device assets wirelessly connected to one or more communications networks, each asset having operating system and application software, nonvolatile memory for storing files of data content for display to a consumer user of the device, and a display apparatus for displaying the stored data content, said method comprising:providing a remote computer server platform connected to the one or more communications networks, the remote computer server platform configured to execute software applications for monitoring and managing the plurality of consumer device assets, each of said assets being registered with the remote computer server platform;
receiving at the remote computer server platform communications sent from each of the plurality of consumer device assets containing operational status information indicative of an operational status of the particular sending consumer device asset, said communications having automatically resulted from at least one selected from the group consisting of preprogrammed conditions and programming instructions generated by the remote computer server platform;
receiving at the remote computer server platform communications sent from each of the plurality of consumer device assets containing consumer usage information identifying the manner in which a consumer user has used a particular feature of the particular sending consumer device asset, said communications having automatically resulted from at least one selected from the group consisting of preprogrammed conditions and programming instructions generated by the remote computer server platform;
monitoring the plurality of consumer device assets by the remote computer server platform by automatically processing, according to preprogrammed conditions, the received operational status information and the received consumer usage information;
managing the plurality of consumer device assets by the remote computer server platform, based upon the results of having processed at least some of the received consumer usage information, by sending communications containing one or more management instructions that cause the stored display data content files of one or more assets to be automatically modified so as to provide a consumer service;
wherein the remote computer server platform provides said consumer service on an autonomous basis unprompted in whole or in part by the receipt of any request or command initiated by a consumer user of one or more of the plurality of consumer device assets; and
wherein the aforesaid communications received by and sent from the remote computer server platform are transmitted over the one or more communications networks and comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) data messages, Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) data messages, and other wireless packet switched data messages.

US Pat. No. 10,038,942

AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF VIDEO CONTENT PLAYBACK BASED ON PREDICTED USER ACTION

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method of controlling operation of a media playback device, the method comprising:receiving, by a prediction engine, user interaction data that indicates content consumption behavior of at least one user of a media services delivery system wherein the user interaction data is not specific to a particular user;
receiving, by the prediction engine, user profile data that indicates content consumption behavior of the particular user of a media services deliver system wherein the user profile data is, in contrast, specific to the particular user and which additionally supplements the user interaction data which has been received;
processing both the user interaction data and user profile data to obtain playback prediction data for a particular subscriber of the media services delivery system wherein the prediction playback data for the particular subscriber is specific to a particular video event wherein the particular video event comprises a recorded program from a recorded program list which enables the media services delivery system, by identifying to the media services delivery system which program-specific playback prediction data can be used, to automatically control playback characteristics of the recorded program and to determine playback prediction data which is generic and applicable to different video events for the particular subscriber wherein the different video events are not associated with the particular video event and have not been recorded by the subscriber wherein the playback prediction data further comprises: condition data and control command data of one or more conditions related to the particular video events which are in turn mapped to control command actions for the particular video event;
determining that the particular video event is being presented by the media playback device to the particular subscriber; and
generating control commands in accordance with the playback prediction data either specific to a particular video event, or generic and applicable to different video events, wherein the control commands automatically modify playback characteristics of the particular video event during presentation to the particular subscriber in accordance with both the user interaction data and the user profile data.

US Pat. No. 10,038,928

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURELY PROVIDING ADAPTIVE BIT RATE STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT ON-DEMAND

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method in a media content transmission system, the method comprising:receiving, by a relay server of the content transmission system, a request for a streaming media content program, the request originating from a secure remote control device communicatively coupled to a remote receiving device;
in response to receiving the request, authenticating, by the relay server, the request;
selecting, by the relay server, an encrypted segment of the requested streaming media content program, the encrypted segment being one of a plurality of encrypted segments having been stored prior to receiving said request for the streaming media content program, the plurality of encrypted segments having been generated by encrypting one segment many ways, using a different encryption key for each way such that each encrypted segment of the plurality of encrypted segments is a differently encrypted version of a special segment of the requested streaming media content program and having a different corresponding decryption key;
requesting, by the relay server, the selected encrypted segment from a content system of a content delivery network at which the selected encrypted segment is stored;
receiving, by the relay server, the selected encrypted segment from the content system in response to the requesting of the selected encrypted segment; and
transmitting, by the relay server, the selected encrypted segment of the requested streaming media content to enable the remote receiving device to receive the selected encrypted segment in response to the request for the streaming media content program.

US Pat. No. 10,038,859

SAME SCREEN, MULTIPLE CONTENT VIEWING METHOD AND APPARATUS

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:combining first video content of a first content stream with second video content of a second content stream to generate third video content for a third content stream, the combining comprising interleaving one or more first frames of the first video content with one or more second frames of the second video content to generate the third video content for the third content stream, the first content stream having a first frequency and the second content stream having a second frequency;
determining whether a third frequency of the third content stream does not satisfy a frequency capability of a presentation device;
based on determining that the third frequency of the third content stream does not satisfy the frequency capability of the presentation device, adjusting the third frequency by adjusting at least one of the first frequency of the first content stream or the second frequency of the second content stream such that an adjusted third frequency of the third content stream satisfies the frequency capability of the presentation device;
causing a presentation of the third video content of the third content stream at the presentation device, wherein during the presentation of the third video content, the first video content is viewable to a first user using a first wearable device while the second video content is imperceptible to the first user using the first wearable device and the second video content is viewable to a second user using a second wearable device while the first video content is imperceptible to the second user using the second wearable device;
during the presentation of the third video content, receiving a control signal from a device associated with the first user, the control signal indicating an action to be performed on the first video content; and
modifying, by one or more hardware processors, the third content stream to cause the action to be performed on the first video content without affecting the display of the second video content.

US Pat. No. 10,038,602

MONITORING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION BASED ON FIXED COST FOR THRESHOLD USE AND ADDITIONAL COST FOR USE ABOVE THE THRESHOLD

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:establishing a cost for consumption of a given resource by a given resource consumer for a designated period of time, the cost comprising a fixed cost for consumption of the given resource up to a threshold consumption level for the designated time period and an additional cost associated with consumption of the given resource exceeding the threshold consumption level for the designated period of time;
monitoring consumption of the given resource by the given resource consumer;
determining whether resource consumption by the given resource consumer is projected to exceed the threshold consumption level over the designated time period;
generating an alert responsive to determining that resource consumption by the given resource consumer is projected to exceed the threshold consumption level over the designated time period; and
providing the alert for presentation via a user interface of a user device associated with the given resource consumer;
wherein the method is performed by at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,038,596

HOST PROFILES IN A STORAGE AREA NETWORK (SAN) ARCHITECTURE

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method in a virtualization system comprising:receiving, by a first computer, a reference profile to assess configuration of the first computer for compliance with the reference profile, the first computer associated with a target boot disk used to start the first computer, the reference profile including an identifier of a reference boot disk;
assessing, by the first computer, compliance with the reference profile by comparing configuration settings in the reference profile with corresponding configuration settings of the first computer, including:
setting a boot LUN identifier, wherein the boot LUN identifier is set to an identifier of the target boot disk when the reference boot disk is accessible only by a reference computer and the target boot disk is accessible only by the first computer,
wherein the boot LUN identifier is set to an identifier of the reference boot disk otherwise; and
comparing the boot LUN identifier to the identifier of the target boot disk, wherein non-compliance occurs when the identifier of the target boot disk does not match the boot LUN identifier; and
initiating remedial action in a management sever, by the first computer, in response to non-compliance of the configuration settings of the first computer with the reference profile.

US Pat. No. 10,038,563

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE DETOKENIZATION

VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVIC...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a requestor computer, to a second token provider computer, a de-tokenization request comprising a requestor certificate and a second token, the requestor certificate including a requestor public key and indicating that the requestor computer is authorized to receive a credential,
wherein the second token provider computer replaces the second token with a first token in the de-tokenization request, wherein the second token provider computer forwards the de-tokenization request with the requestor certificate and the first token to a first token provider computer,
wherein the first token provider computer determines a credential associated with the first token, and wherein the first token provider computer encrypts the credential with the requestor public key; and
receiving, by the requestor computer, from the first token provider computer, the encrypted credential.

US Pat. No. 10,038,553

INFORMATION RENDERING SCHEME

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

14. An end device, comprising:a graphical processing unit (GPU);
a central processing unit (CPU) coupled to the GPU and configured to transfer a two-dimensional barcode image that includes encrypted information to the GPU;
a video random access memory (VRAM) coupled to the GPU,
wherein the VRAM is configured to store bitmap data that corresponds to the two-dimensional barcode image,
wherein the bitmap data is inaccessible to the CPU of the end device,
wherein the GPU is configured to:
recognize the encrypted information stored on the VRAM;
decrypt the recognized encrypted information using a decryption key; and
rasterize the decrypted information into a bitmap image; and
wherein the VRAM is configured to store the rasterized bitmap image; and
a display coupled to the GPU and the VRAM, and configured to render the decrypted information stored in the VRAM.

US Pat. No. 10,038,538

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA USING PLURALITY OF CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

7. A user equipment (UE) in a dual connectivity (DC)-based mobile communication system in which a master cell group (MCG) and at least one secondary cell group (SCG) are configured, the UE comprising:a transceiver for transmitting and receiving data to and from at least one serving cell; and
a controller for analyzing measurement gap configuration information used in periodic measurement on the at least one serving cell, determining a first sub-frame included in a measurement gap, which is used to periodically measure the at least one serving cell, using a system frame number (SFN) of the MCG and the measurement gap configuration information, and controlling measurement on the at least one serving cell to be performed during at least one measurement gap sub-frame determined based on the determined first sub-frame,
wherein the measurement gap starts at an ending point of a sub-frame that ends last among su frames that occur immediately before a measurement gap sub-frame of serving cells belonging to the MCG.

US Pat. No. 10,038,490

SIGNALING TECHNIQUES TO SUPPORT DOWNLINK (DL) MULTI-USER MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT (MU-MIMO) IN 60 GHZ WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:physical layer (PHY) processing circuitry to:
decode, at a station (STA), a header of a PHY protocol data unit (PPDU) comprised in a downlink multi-user multiple input, multiple output (DL-MU-MIMO) transmission of an access point (AP); and
based on a presence of an association identifier (AID) of the STA within an AID subfield of the header, detect that the PPDU is addressed to the STA; and
medium access control (MAC) processing circuitry to process at least one MAC protocol data unit (MPDU) comprised in the PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,038,484

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED MBMS WITH MIMO SUPPORT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a receiver to receive a physical multicast channel (PMCH) transmission through a plurality of spatial layers, wherein different codewords are mapped to two or more spatial layers of the plurality of spatial layers; and
processing circuitry to:
configure PMCH parameters indicated by a network node;
process the PMCH transmission, for the plurality of spatial layers, using the configured PMCH parameters to obtain multicast channel transport blocks;
report a measured block error rate of the multicast channel transport blocks; and
process a PMCH configuration message comprising separate sets of PMCH parameters for the two or more spatial layers.

US Pat. No. 10,038,477

COMBINED ACTIVE AND PASSIVE HIGH-POWER RF PROTECTION CIRCUIT

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. For use in an electronic system including circuitry that is sensitive to a high frequency EMI/RF signal, a protection circuit comprising:passive mode circuitry operational when the electronic system is powered off, the passive mode circuitry comprising:
at least one PIN diode coupled between a transmission line and ground, wherein the transmission line is coupled between an input of the electronic system and an antenna that receives the high frequency EMI/RF signal and wherein the at least one PIN diode turns on when the high frequency EMI/RF signal on the transmission line exceeds a passive limiter threshold level of the at least one PIN diode,
a switch that is closed in a passive mode, the switch having a first pole and a second pole, wherein the second pole is coupled to ground, and
an inductor coupled between the transmission line and the first pole of the switch; and
active mode circuitry operational when the electronic system is powered on, the active mode circuitry comprising:
an RF threshold detector for detecting a signal level on the transmission line and determining when the high frequency EMI/RF signal on the transmission line exceeds a predetermined detector threshold level, and
a current driver that is turned on when the RF threshold detector determines that the high frequency EMI/RF signal on the transmission line exceeds the predetermined detector threshold level,
wherein the switch is open in an active mode and wherein the current driver, when turned on, applies a DC bias current to the at least one PIN diode, the DC bias current activating the at least one PIN diode.

US Pat. No. 10,038,471

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CANCELING SELF-INTERFERENCE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A transmitting and receiving node of an in-band full duplex (IFD) system, the transmitting and receiving node comprising:a receive module configured to receive a signal;
a controller configured to determine a filter coefficient for an analog filter of the node, wherein the analog filter is operated in an analog domain; and
the analog filter configured to cancel self-interference generated in the received signal by a transmitted signal transmitted from the node based on the filter coefficient,
wherein the transmitted signal is transmitted in a transmitting phase included in a training field of a time domain, and is not transmitted in an empty phase included in the training field.

US Pat. No. 10,038,468

PEAKING INDUCTOR ARRAY FOR PEAKING CONTROL UNIT OF TRANSCEIVER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A peaking control unit of a transceiver, comprising:a linear equalizer;
a direct current (DC) diode array; and
a peaking inductor array connected in parallel with the DC diode array, the peaking inductor array comprising:
a plurality of cells connected in parallel, wherein each cell comprises a respective active inductor, a respective decoupling capacitor, and a respective selectable resistor,
wherein each respective active inductor comprises a respective first field effect transistor (FET) in series with a respective second FET, wherein the respective decoupling capacitor and the respective selectable resistor in each cell are connected in series and are each connected in parallel with the respective first FET, and wherein a capacitance of the respective decoupling capacitor in each cell is larger than intrinsic and extrinsic capacitances of the respective active inductor, and
wherein each respective selectable resistor comprises a respective switch in series with a respective resistor, wherein each respective switch is opened or closed to control peaking of the peaking inductor array in two dimensions.

US Pat. No. 10,038,462

DIGITAL CANCELLATION OF RECEIVER NONLINEAR DISTORTION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A circuit for a user equipment (UE), comprising:one or more radio frequency transmitters that transmit one or more radio signals processed from one or more digital signals;
a reference signal generator that generates a dictionary matrix of possible candidate reference signals from the one or more digital signals;
an Radio Frequency (RF) receiver that observes a received radio signal that comprises a distortion signal contributed from the one or more radio signals;
a sparsity-based selector that selects a subset of reference signals having corresponding weighting vectors from the dictionary matrix based on the received radio signal to match the distortion signal; and
a digital interference canceller that cancels or pre-distorts the distortion signal from the observed received radio signal based on the selected subset of reference signals and the corresponding weighting vectors.

US Pat. No. 10,038,445

COMPONENT AUTHENTICATION UTILIZING MULTI-LEVEL ARBITER

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An apparatus for component authentication comprising:a first delay chain including a plurality of first delay stages connected in series;
a second delay chain including a plurality of second delay stages connected in series, wherein the first delay chain has a same number of delay stages as the second delay chain;
an input signal configured to propagate along a first propagation path including at least one of the first delay stages and to propagate along a second propagation path including at least one of the second delay stages;
a plurality of control inputs, each control input configured to alter the first propagation path to include a respective second delay stage, and the second propagation path to include a respective first delay stage, each control input controlling a respective first delay stage and a respective second delay stage;
an arbiter configured to quantize a time difference between a first output of the first delay chain and a second output of the second delay chain into a plurality of time bins represented by a multi-bit output for each control input; and
a combiner configured to provide a response output based on a non-linear transformation of the multi-bit output.

US Pat. No. 10,038,441

POWER SWITCHING CELL WITH NORMALLY CONDUCTING FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS

THALES, Courbevoie (FR) ...

1. A power switching cell comprising:an input port capable of receiving a switching control signal which is referenced to a general ground of the cell, constituting a non-isolated control of the cell;
a normally on field-effect power transistor having a drain capable of receiving a positive supply voltage that is defined with respect to a ground at zero reference potential in order to apply it to an output port, and a source connected to the output port;
a self-biasing circuit for biasing a gate of the power transistor; and
a current switch electrically connected between the self-biasing circuit and a negative or zero reference potential, a switching control input of which is connected to the input port, and configured so that, on activation by said switching control signal, said current switch electrically connects the negative or zero reference potential to the self-biasing circuit,
wherein the self-biasing circuit comprises:
a normally on field-effect transistor having a drain connected to the source of the power transistor and a source connected to the gate of the power transistor;
a self-biasing resistor for biasing a gate of the transistor of the self-biasing circuit, which resistor is connected between the gate and the source of said self-biasing transistor; and in series between the current switch and the source of said self-biasing transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,038,437

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SYSTEM WITH ENABLE CONTROL

WUXI CHIPOWN MICRO-ELECTR...

1. A high voltage power system with enable control, comprising:a high voltage start-up circuit (1);
a PWM control module (2); and
a driving module (3);
wherein the high voltage start-up circuit (1) comprises:
a first transistor (M1),
a third transistor (M3),
a fourth transistor (M4),
a resistor (R1),
a diode (D1),
a VDD detection unit (101) and
an I/O interface unit (102);
wherein a drain of the first transistor (M1) is connected with a first end of the resistor (R1) and with a first pin (HV);
wherein a gate of the first transistor (M1) is connected with a second end of the resistor (R1), a cathode of the diode (D1), a drain of the third transistor (M3) and a drain of the fourth transistor (M4);
wherein a source of the first transistor (M1) is connected with an input end of the VDD detection unit (101), a pin second (VDD) and a capacitor (C1) connected with the second pin (VDD);
wherein an anode of the diode (D1) is connected with a source of the third transistor (M3), a source of the fourth transistor (M4) and a ground of a power supply;
wherein a gate of the third transistor (M3) is connected with an output end of the VDD detection unit (101);
wherein a gate of the fourth transistor (M4) is connected with an input end of the I/O interface unit (102) and with a third pin (EN);
wherein an output end of the I/O interface unit (102) is connected with an input end of the PWM control module (2) and a first input end of the driving module (3);
wherein an output end of the PWM control module (2) is connected with a second input end of the driving module (3);
wherein an output end of the driving module (3) is connected with a gate of a power transistor (M2);
wherein a drain of the power transistor (M2) is connected with a fourth pin (SW);
wherein a source of the power transistor (M2) is connected with a first end of a current sampling resistor (Rs), and a second end of the current sampling resistor (Rs) is connected with the ground of the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,038,411

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTORTION REDUCTION IN A CLASS D AMPLIFIER

RGB Systems, Inc., Anahe...

1. An apparatus comprising:an output;
an inner circuit loop that has an input and an output;
a filter circuit that has an input and an output, wherein the input of the filter circuit is coupled to the output of the inner circuit loop, and wherein the output of the filter circuit is coupled to the output of the apparatus;
an outer circuit loop that has an input and output, wherein the input of the outer circuit loop is coupled to the output of the filter circuit and the output of the apparatus; and
a notch filter that has an input and an output, wherein the notch filter comprises a noninverting active series LC notch filter comprising a resistor, an inductor, a capacitor, and a linear transfer function device, wherein a first end of the resistor is the input of the notch filter and is coupled to the output of the outer circuit loop, wherein a first end of the inductor is coupled in series with a first end of the capacitor, wherein a second end of the capacitor is coupled to ground, wherein a second end of the resistor and a second end of the inductor are coupled to a positive input of the linear transfer function device, wherein an output of the linear transfer function device is the output of the notch filter and is coupled to a negative input of the linear transfer function device and the input of the inner circuit loop, and wherein the notch filter is configured to reduce a portion of a ripple content originating at the output of the apparatus that is present at the input of the inner circuit loop from a first level to a second level lower than the first level.

US Pat. No. 10,038,404

ADAPTIVE BIASING CONTROL FOR RADIO FREQUENCY POWER AMPLIFIERS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

11. A bias controller for a Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifier (PA), comprising:a temperature compensation circuit configured to:
measure a temperature for the RF PA; and
determine a PA bias based upon the measured temperature, and
a closed-loop controller configured to:
detect that the RF PA is in an inactive mode wherein no RF input is provided but a quiescent current is flowing through the RF PA;
responsive to the detection that the RF PA is in the inactive mode:
measure the quiescent current,
compare the measured quiescent current to a reference current to generate an error current,
generate a correction bias term based upon the error current, and
update the PA bias based upon the correction bias term; and
a control terminal driver configured to apply the PA bias to a control terminal of the RF PA.