US Pat. No. 10,182,289

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IN EAR CANAL ECHO SUPPRESSION

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method for automatically mixing audio signals suitable for use in an earpiece, the method comprising:capturing an ambient acoustic signal from at least one Ambient Sound Microphone (ASM) to produce an electronic ambient signal;
capturing, in an ear canal, an internal sound from at least one Ear Canal Microphone (ECM) to produce an electronic internal signal, wherein the electronic internal signal includes a spoken voice generated by a wearer of the earpiece;
measuring a background noise signal from the electronic ambient signal, the electronic internal signal, or a combination thereof;
detecting a voice activity level for the spoken voice based on characteristics of the electronic internal signal;
mixing and adjusting the electronic ambient signal with the electronic internal signal in a ratio dependent on the voice activity level and the background noise signal to produce a mixed signal;
wherein the mixing includes filtering the electronic ambient signal and the electronic internal signal based on a characteristic of the background noise signal, wherein the characteristic is a level of the background noise signal, a spectral profile, an envelope fluctuation, or a combination thereof;
producing an echo estimate of an echo based on the electronic internal signal and the mixed signal;
suppressing the echo by subtracting the echo estimate from the electronic internal signal to produce a modified electronic internal signal;
freezing an adaptation of a first set of filter coefficients for the modified electronic internal signal when the voice activity level is above a first threshold;
adapting, during the freezing, a second set of filter coefficients for the modified electronic internal signal when the voice activity level is below a second threshold different from the first threshold; and
unfreezing the adaptation after substituting the second set of filter coefficients for the first set of filter coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,180,473

LOW-STRAY-FIELD PERMANENT MAGNET ARRANGEMENT FOR MR APPARATUSES

BRUKER BIOSPIN GMBH, Rhe...

1. Magnet arrangement in a magnetic resonance apparatus with a permanent magnet system configured to generate a homogeneous magnetic field in a z-axis direction in a measuring volume, the permanent magnet system comprising: magnet elements, pole piece elements and yoke elements of magnetic material arranged cylinder-symmetrically with respect to the z axis,wherein the yoke elements comprise a first lid, a second lid and at least one hollow cylindrical drum arranged axially between the lids with respect to the z axis,
wherein the yoke elements enclose the measuring volume both axially and radially,
wherein the magnet elements each comprise at least one pair of cylinder-symmetrical axial magnets and one pair of cylinder-symmetrical radial magnet rings,
wherein the axial magnets are each arranged axially adjoining a side of the first lid facing towards the measuring volume and/or adjoining a side of the second lid facing towards the measuring volume,
wherein the axial magnets are arranged radially within the radial magnet rings and respectively axially further away from the measuring volume than the radial magnet rings, and
wherein: external diameter of the axial magnets?internal diameter of the radial magnet rings.

US Pat. No. 10,180,297

FIREARM MONITORING AND NOTIFICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Charles William Post, Ce...

1. A firearm monitoring and notification apparatus comprising:a base platform comprising a surface,
a post protruding from the surface of the base platform;
a cap which is matable with the post;
a power supply having electrical connection to the post;
a comparator having electrical connection to the cap and the post,
wherein the comparator senses a change in configuration of mating between the cap and post.

US Pat. No. 10,179,357

BENDING APPARATUS AND BENDING METHOD FOR A PLATE-SHAPED METAL WORKPIECE

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...

1. A bending apparatus for bending an unbent plate-shaped quadrilateral metal workpiece, comprising:a support for supporting two edges of the workpiece;
suction devices configured to suck a surface of the workpiece;
actuators, each actuator configured to move one of the suction devices mounted thereon so as to pull a portion of the workpiece being sucked by the one of the suction devices away from an original position of the portion of the workpiece; and
an apparatus base on which each of the actuators is mounted in a pivotable manner with respect to a moving direction of a respective one of the suction devices mounted on the each of the actuators.

US Pat. No. 10,182,520

MOUNTING MANAGEMENT DEVICE, MOUNTING PROCESS DEVICE, MOUNTING SYSTEM, MOUNTING MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND MOUNTING PROCESS METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

13. A mounting management method of managing information relating to a component of a mounting process device in which a storage section with the component stored therein is installed and which executes a mounting process to mount the component on a printed circuit board, the method comprising:(a) acquiring measurement information relating to a result obtained by measurement of an electrical characteristic of the component which is stored in the storage section;
(b) storing device information in which the acquired measurement information that is associated with information relating to the storage section is registered; and
(c) outputting the measurement information corresponding to the storage section to at least one of the mounting process device and an external device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,519

DETERMINISTIC EMI GRID LAYOUT FOR CONTROLLING OPTICAL DIFFRACTION

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A method of shielding an object from an electromagnetic signal, comprising:forming a metallic coating characterized by a plurality of apertures aligned in a pattern that is defined by a deterministic relation, wherein distances between each of the plurality of apertures and an observation point in an associated image plane are uncorrelated and the pattern is formed as an Archimedes spiral of the plurality of apertures; and
placing the metallic coating between the object and the electromagnetic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,182,518

SHIELD CAP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A shield cap for protecting an electronic component, comprising:a cap member having a ceiling portion, a side wall portion and a partition wall portion;
a first metal layer formed on the ceiling portion of the cap member; and
a conductive film formed on the cap member such that the conductive film is configured to shield electromagnetic waves,
wherein the cap member is formed such that the ceiling portion has an inner region and an outer region surrounding the inner region, the side wall portion is supporting the outer region of the ceiling portion, and the partition wall portion is supporting the inner region of the ceiling portion, the ceiling portion has a first surface facing the side wall portion and the partition portion and a second surface on an opposite side with respect to the first surface and comprises a reinforcing material positioned between the first surface and the second surface, the cap member is formed such that the side wall portion, the ceiling portion and the partition wall portion are forming a plurality of accommodation spaces configured to accommodate a plurality of electronic components respectively, and the first metal layer is formed on the first surface of the ceiling portion such that the first metal layer is covering the plurality of accommodation spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,182,517

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS ENCLOSURE DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COOLING SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic apparatus enclosure device includinga rack accommodating an electronic apparatus having a heat-producing component,
a plurality of evaporators arranged on a back face of the rack along a vertical direction and receiving heat of the electronic apparatus,
a vapor pipe to which a condenser and the evaporators are connected, the condenser dissipating the heat of the electronic apparatus,
a liquid pipe to which the condenser and the evaporators are connected,
a bypass pipe connecting the vapor pipe and the liquid pipe,
a valve disposed in a flow path of the bypass pipe,
a first connection connecting the vapor pipe and the bypass pipe,
a second connection connecting the liquid pipe and the bypass pipe, and
a guide that protrudes from the first connection into the vapor pipe and prevents refrigerant in the vapor pipe from flowing toward the evaporators,
wherein the first connection is disposed at a position higher than that of the second connection, and
wherein a refrigerant naturally circulates through the vapor pipe, the liquid pipe, the condenser, and the evaporators.

US Pat. No. 10,182,516

ENERGY SAVING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING COMPUTER DATA CENTER AND TELECOM EQUIPMENT

1. A cooling system for electronic equipment, comprising:an enclosure formed within a structure, for delivering cooling air to the electronic equipment, the enclosure defining a plurality of contained volumes within the structure, at least one of the plurality of contained volumes defined by the enclosure being a cooling air chamber containing the cooling air that flows to the electronic equipment for cooling, and at least one of the plurality of contained volumes defined by the enclosure being a warm air chamber containing warmer air that is warmer than the cooling air in the cooling air chamber, the enclosure delivering the cooling air to at least two electronic equipment racks having the electronic equipment mounted within at least one of the racks, the racks having airflow communication with the cooling air chamber and the warm air chamber defined by the enclosure, and all available mounting locations for electronic equipment within each rack being occupied by either the electronic equipment or a blanking panel, the enclosure comprising at least one partition to control mixing of the cooling air with the warmer air; and
means for controlling the delivery of the cooling air through the cooling air chamber defined by the enclosure to initiate new cooling airflow pathways across surfaces heated by the electronic equipment, wherein an air pressure differential between air pressure at a cooling air intake side of the electronic equipment and air pressure at a cooling air discharge side of the electronic equipment is controlled to create a cooling airflow of the cooling air across surfaces heated by the electronic equipment, and wherein pressure within the cooling air chamber defined by the enclosure is differential and superior to pressure within the warm air chamber defined by the enclosure, the cooling airflow having thermal exchange communication with the surfaces heated by the electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,182,515

CONDUCTION COOLED MODULE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A conduction cooled module comprising:a first external support structure;
a second external support structure in facing opposition to the first external support structure, wherein the first and second external support structures are asymmetrical with respect to one another;
a component envelope defined by the first external support structure and the second external support structure and located between the first external support structure and the second external support structure;
at least one cold plate defining a recess;
a thermally conductive substrate disposed between the first external support structure and the second external support structure and preventing the first and second external support structures from contacting one another, wherein a first portion of the first external support structure, a first portion of the second external support structure, and a first portion of the thermally conductive substrate are positioned at least partially within the recess in the at least one cold plate and held in place via an expanding clamp or a wedged interface, and wherein the first portion of the thermally conductive substrate protrudes farther into the recess than the first portions of the first and second external support structures;
at least one printed wiring board coupled to the thermally conductive substrate and positioned entirely within the component envelope, wherein no portion of the at least one printed wiring board is positioned at least partially within the recess in the at least one cold plate; and
a connector envelope engaging both the first external support structure and the second external support structure on one end of the first and second external support structures,
wherein the first external support structure and the second external support structure to contact the at least one cold plate and retain the at least one printed wiring board in the component envelope in between the first external support structure and the second external support structure;
wherein the first and second external support structures form heat conduction pathways between the at least one printed wiring board and the at least one cold plate.

US Pat. No. 10,182,514

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL STRUCTURES

International Business Ma...

1. A process comprising:selectively applying a gap filler material to a surface of a heat transfer component to form a first thermal interface material layer; and
applying a solid thermal pad to the first thermal interface material layer to form a second thermal interface material layer of a thermal interface material structure having one or more overlapping regions associated with partial overlap of a surface of the gap filler material by the solid thermal pad such that a portion of the surface is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,182,513

PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL HEAT SINKS

Hamilton Sundstrand Space...

1. A heat sink, comprising:a core body with a first end and an opposite second end, the core body having:
a coolant plenum;
a first chamber sealed from the coolant plenum and housing a phase change material;
a second chamber sealed from the coolant plenum and housing a phase change material, the second chamber spaced apart from the first chamber by the coolant plenum;
a single coolant outlet arranged on the first end of the core body;
a header arranged on the second end of the core body and within the core body, the header in fluid communication with the coolant outlet through the coolant plenum;
a first coolant inlet arranged on the first end of the core body and fluidly coupled to the header by a first coolant conduit;
a second coolant inlet arranged on the first end of the core body and fluidly coupled to the header by a second coolant conduit;
a third coolant inlet arranged on the first end of the core body and fluidly coupled to the header by a third coolant conduit; and
a fourth coolant inlet arranged on the first end of the core body and fluidly coupled to the header by a fourth coolant conduit,
wherein the first coolant conduit and the third coolant conduit longitudinally bound the first sealed chamber, wherein the second coolant conduit and the fourth coolant conduit longitudinally bound the second sealed chamber, and
wherein the first coolant conduit, the second coolant conduit, the third coolant conduit, and the fourth coolant conduit are fluidly connected to the header so that fluid flowing within each of the conduits toward the second end of the core body merge within the header, is directed by the header to the first end of the core body, and discharges from the coolant plenum via the single outlet on the first end of the core body, and
wherein the header is defined by a combination of the first coolant chamber, the coolant plenum, and the second coolant chamber in a sealed arrangement at the second end of the core body.

US Pat. No. 10,182,512

HIGH DENSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT AND HEAT DISSIPATION FEATURES

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. A telecommunications system comprising:a telecommunications chassis defining a top end a bottom end, and a generally pyramidal shape, wherein a transverse cross-sectional footprint of the chassis changes in outer dimension as the transverse cross-sectional footprint extends from the top end to the bottom end, the telecommunications chassis further defining at least one sidewall, the at least one sidewall extending at an angle to both the top end and the bottom end, the at least one sidewall defining ports defining connection locations for receiving telecommunications equipment, the telecommunication system further defining a cable trough extending between the top end and the bottom end of the telecommunications chassis, the cable trough extending parallel to the at least one sidewall and defined by the at least one sidewall, wherein the cable trough bisects the at least one sidewall as the trough extends from the top end to the bottom end.

US Pat. No. 10,182,511

EXTENDABLE CABLE MANAGEMENT FRAME

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. An extendable cable management frame, installed in a servo computer cabinet, for connecting a computer host between a pair of slide rails, and the slide rail having two opposite outer rails, and an interior of each outer rail sequentially having a middle rail and an inner rail, such that the inner rail and the middle rail are extended in a same direction and folded into the outer rail, and the cable management frame comprising:a connecting frame, with both ends coupled to and moved with the middle rails disposed on both sides respectively, and having a first pivot portion disposed at a center of the connecting frame, and a center of the first pivot portion having at least one arc limit hole;
a pivot seat, wherein a second pivot portion is disposed at a center of the pivot seat and configured to be corresponsive to the first pivot portion, so that the pivot seat may be rotated with respect to the connecting frame, a limit portion is disposed around a periphery of the second pivot portion and configured to be corresponsive to the arc limit hole, and a first connecting portion is disposed separately and symmetrically on both sides of a top of the pivot seat; and
two cable management frames, each being formed by two sectional arms, a connecting plate and a plurality of cable management boxes, and the connecting plate being coupled between the two sectional arms and serving as a fulcrum when the two cable management frames are folded, and end portions of the arm disposed on an outer side of the two cable management frames being coupled to an end of the outer rails and the inner rail respectively, and the end portion of the arm disposed on the inner side of the two cable management frames having a second connecting portion coupled to the two first connecting portions; when the computer host is pulled outwardly, the two cable management frames drive the pivot seat to rotate in a direction along the arc limit hole, so that the two cable management frames are unfolded in two opposite extending directions.

US Pat. No. 10,182,510

AUTOMATION MODULE FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION

1. An automation module for building automation, which is designed for at least partial flush-mounted installation in a wall of a house, comprising:a high-voltage region;
a low-voltage region;
an insulation region comprising an insulation plate for separating the high-voltage region from the low-voltage region;
a first printed circuit board having at least one input interface;
a second printed circuit board having at least one control unit; and
a third printed circuit board having at least one switching element;
wherein the first, second and third printed circuit boards and the insulation region are arranged above one another in layers;
wherein, a current sensor is mounted on the first or second printed circuit board; and
wherein the insulation plate has a cutout through which the current sensor projects.

US Pat. No. 10,182,509

WEDGE CLAMP FOR CIRCUIT BOARD

Simon Industries, Inc., ...

1. A releasable clamping device, comprising:first, second, and third wedge members that are aligned between a first configuration where an upper surface of the second wedge member is aligned through a plane with an upper surface of one or both of the first and third wedge members, and can be aligned in a second configuration where the upper surface of the second wedge member is vertically offset from the upper surfaces of the first and third wedge members;
wherein the first wedge member comprises a finger disposed at an end portion thereof, the finger includes a first inclined surface that establishes a first end face of the first wedge member and a second inclined surface disposed inboard of the first end surface, the first wedge member further comprises a third inclined surface disposed inboard of the second inclined surface, wherein the second and third inclined surfaces collectively establish a void;
wherein the second wedge member includes a finger disposed at a first end portion thereof, the finger includes a first inclined surface that establishes a first end of the second wedge member and a second inclined surface disposed inboard of the first end surface, the second wedge member further comprises a third inclined surface disposed inboard of the second inclined surface, wherein the second and third inclined surfaces establish a void, and the second wedge member comprises a fourth inclined surface that establishes a second end of the second wedge member opposite to the first end of the second wedge member,
wherein the first, second, and third inclined surfaces of the first and second wedge members are each disposed at a first acute angle with respect to a vertical axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis through the first wedge member, and the fourth inclined surface is disposed at a second acute angle with respect to the vertical axis, wherein the first and second acute angles are disposed on opposite sides of the vertical axis;
wherein the third wedge member includes a first inclined surface that establishes a first end of the third wedge member, wherein the first inclined surface of the third wedge member is aligned in parallel and in sliding contact with the fourth inclined surface of the second wedge member;
wherein the first and second wedge members are aligned such that the finger of the first wedge member extends into the void of the second wedge member and the finger of the second wedge member extends into the void of the first wedge member, and wherein the first inclined surface of the first wedge member makes sliding contact with the third inclined surface of the second wedge member, the second inclined surface of the first wedge member makes sliding contact with the second inclined surface of the second wedge member, and the third inclined surface of the first wedge member makes sliding contact with the first inclined surface of the second wedge member,
wherein the finger of the first wedge member slides outwardly from the void in the second wedge member and the finger in the second wedge member slides outwardly from the void in the first wedge member as the first, second, and third wedge members transition from the first configuration toward the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,182,508

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HOUSING PACKAGE, MULTI-PIECE WIRING SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HOUSING PACKAGE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic component housing package, comprising:an insulating substrate having an upper surface including a mount for an electronic component;
a frame-shaped metallized layer surrounding the mount on the upper surface of the insulating substrate; and
a metal frame joined to the frame-shaped metallized layer with a brazing material,
wherein the frame-shaped metallized layer includes a first sloping portion sloping inwardly from an upper surface to an inner peripheral surface, and
the brazing material includes a fillet portion formed between an upper outer periphery of the frame-shaped metallized layer and the metal frame, and a filling portion formed between the first sloping portion and the metal frame.

US Pat. No. 10,182,507

SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER

AXCEN PHOTONICS CORP., N...

1. A small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver for being inserted into an electrical connection slot of an electronic apparatus, comprising a housing, wherein the housing includes:an upper cover;
a lower cover fastened to the upper cover; and
a front plate arranged between an end of the upper cover and an end of the lower cover, wherein the front plate, the upper cover, and the lower cover are assembled together so as to jointly define an accommodating space,
wherein the front plate includes a metallic layer substantially defining a main surface thereof and two plastic structures connected to the metallic layer, the front plate has two through holes penetrating through the metallic layer for respectively accommodating two electrical signal connectors, and the two plastic structures are respectively arranged in the two through holes, wherein when the two electrical signal connectors are respectively disposed in the two through holes, the two plastic structures are arranged between the metallic layer and the two electrical signal connectors, and the two electrical signal connectors are separated from the metallic layer by the two plastic structures,
wherein two opposite ends of the housing are respectively defined as a front end and a rear end, and the front plate is located at the front end.

US Pat. No. 10,182,506

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electric compressor integrally incorporating an inverter device converting direct current power to three-phase alternating current power and an electric compressor compressing a refrigerant using the three-phase alternating current power, the inverter-integrated electric compressor comprising:an inverter case forming an inverter-accommodating space housing the inverter device; and
an inverter cover configured to close an opening of the inverter-accommodating space,
an end-face-opposing face opposing an end face of the inverter cover, being formed in the inverter case when the inverter cover closes the opening, and the inverter-integrated electric compressor further comprising:
a liquid gasket closing a gap formed between the end face and the end-face-opposing face, a protruding portion, protruding further than an outer-side surface of the inverter cover, and the end-face-opposing face being formed on the protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,182,505

CIRCUIT BOARD AND CIRCUIT MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A circuit board comprising:a board base;
a communication circuit connection terminal comprising first and second communication circuit connection terminals respectively connected to communication circuits in first and second wireless communication systems utilizing different radio frequency bands;
an antenna connection terminal comprising first and second antenna connection terminals respectively connectable to first and second antennas; and
a circuit pattern formed to receive a plurality of predetermined circuit elements by mounting the plurality of predetermined circuit elements to the board base in the circuit pattern, wherein the plurality of predetermined circuit elements include:
first electronic components that are mounted depending on whether the second antenna is connected to the second antenna connection terminal, the first electronic components being a first capacitor or a first coil, and a second capacitor; and
basic electronic components that are mounted regardless of whether the first electronic components are mounted, the basic electronic components being the other of the first capacitor and the first coil, and first and second filters,
wherein the circuit pattern is configured to form communication paths based on which of the plurality of predetermined circuit elements are mounted and which antennas are connected to their respective antenna connection terminals, and
wherein the circuit pattern is formed to have a configuration that:
when the second antenna is not connected to the second antenna connection terminal and when the first electronic components and the basic electronic components are mounted in the circuit pattern, the first and second communication circuit connection terminals are connected to the first antenna connection terminal through a diplexer circuit comprising the first and second capacitors, the first coil, and the first and second filters, and communication is performed by the first and second wireless communication systems, or
when the second antenna is connected to the second antenna connection terminal, when the first electronic components are not mounted in the circuit pattern, and when the basic electronic components are mounted in the circuit pattern, the first communication circuit connection terminal and the first antenna connection terminal are connected through the first filter, the second communication circuit connection terminal and the second antenna connection terminal are connected through the second filter, and communication is performed by the first and second wireless communication systems.

US Pat. No. 10,182,504

ROUNDED LATCHING STRUCTURE

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A rounded latching structure comprising:a main body defining a groove bound by a bottom wall and a sidewall, wherein the bottom wall defines a first slot, the side wall comprises a first snap;
a back cover defining a second slot and comprising a second snap, wherein the back cover is slidable relative to the main body along the groove defined in the main body, the first snap is snapped in the second slot, the second snap is snapped in the first slot; and
a lock comprising a resisting portion, wherein the resisting portion fixes the back cover to the main body when the back cover is snapped to the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,182,503

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An electronic device comprising:a window member having a dome shape which is convex in a first direction, and comprising an outer surface including a curved surface, an inner surface including a curved surface and facing the outer surface, and a connecting surface connecting the inner surface and the outer surface;
a display member configured to display an image toward the inner surface, the display member comprising a curved surface;
a first coupling member covering at least a portion of the inner surface, the first coupling member being disposed between the window member and the display member to couple the display member to the window member; and
a second coupling member covering an edge of the display member and coupling the display member to the window member.

US Pat. No. 10,182,502

MESSAGE CABINET

1. A message cabinet comprises:a main body;
a pole-receiving hole;
a first recess;
a second recess;
a first plurality of displays;
a second plurality of displays;
the main body comprises a first face and a second face;
the first face and the second face being positioned opposite to each other about the main body;
the first plurality of displays being distributed across the first face;
the first plurality of displays being mounted onto the first face;
the second plurality of displays being distributed across the second face;
the second plurality of displays being mounted onto the second face;
the first recess and the second recess traversing into the main body in between the first face and the second face;
the first recess and the second recess being positioned opposite to each other about the main body;
the pole-receiving hole traversing through the main body in between the first face and the second face; and
the pole-receiving hole being positioned in between the first recess and the second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,182,500

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR PHOTOIMPRINT, CURED PRODUCT, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING FILM HAVING PATTERN, OPTICAL COMPONENT, CIRCUIT BOARD, OR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT USING THE COMPOSITION

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of producing a film having a pattern, the method comprising:arranging a curable composition for photoimprint on a substrate;
bringing a mold having a mold pattern for transfer into contact with the curable composition for photoimprint in a gaseous atmosphere containing a condensable gas;
irradiating the curable composition with light to form a cured film; and
releasing the mold from the cured film,
wherein the curable composition for photoimprint is a curable composition for photoimprint in a gaseous atmosphere containing a condensable gas, the curable composition at least comprising component (A) and component (B):
(A) polymerizable compound; and
(B) photopolymerization initiator,
wherein component (B) has a saturated solubility of less than 1% by weight in the condensable gas in a liquid state at 5° C. and 1 atm or has a Hansen distance (Ra) of larger than 7.6 to the condensable gas.

US Pat. No. 10,182,499

MULTILAYER ADDITIVE PRINTED CIRCUIT

The University of Memphis...

1. A method of producing a multilayer printed circuit, comprising:printing a first conductive layer on a substrate;
printing an insulation layer having a uniform thickness on the first conductive layer and the substrate, less via cavities, test point cavities, and a surface mount component contact point, and mounting cavities, wherein the vias are printed with conductive ink inside of the via cavities;
printing a second conductive layer on the vias and over the insulation layer;
repeatedly printing the insulation layer, the vias, and the conductive layers, in sequence, to form the multilayer printed circuit; and
printing a top coating layer on the insulation layer and the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,182,498

SUBSTRATES WITH INTERDIGITATED HINGED EDGE INTERCONNECTS

Indiana Integrated Circui...

1. A quilt packaging system comprising:a first microchip substrate having a first edge surface which includes a first conductive interconnecting structure formed thereon using wafer processing techniques; and
a second microchip substrate having a first edge surface which includes a second conductive interconnecting structure formed thereon using wafer processing techniques;
wherein the first conductive interconnecting structure is hingedly connected in an interdigitated manner with the second conductive interconnecting structure at an angle that is not a straight angle, wherein the first conductive interconnecting structure comprises a quilt package nodule that protrudes beyond the first edge surface of the first microchip substrate; and
the second conductive interconnecting structure comprises a quilt package nodule that protrudes beyond the first edge surface of the second microchip substrate;
wherein the quilt package nodule on the first edge surface of the first microchip substrate is in physical contact in the interdigitated manner with the quilt package nodule on the first edge surface of the second microchip substrate; and
each quilt package nodule includes a back supported by the corresponding microchip substrate and one or more fingers that extend away from said back and away from the corresponding edge surface of the microchip substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,182,497

TRANSPARENT AND ANTISTATIC CONFORMAL COATING FOR INTERNAL ESD MITIGATION IN SPACE ENVIRONMENT

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. An electronic device on a spacecraft, said device being enclosed with a single outer layer conformal coating that is transparent and sufficiently conductive to conduct accumulated charge on the electronic device, said coating including an intrinsic conducting polymer mixed with a polyurethane.

US Pat. No. 10,182,496

SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL OPTIMIZATION

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a network infrastructure device, system capabilities information from a network peer of the network infrastructure device;
determining, at the network infrastructure device, a device type of the network peer based on the system capabilities information; and
automatically configuring, a Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) port type for the port to a network port in response to determining that the device type of the network peer comprises one of a Media Access Control (MAC) bridge, a Customer Virtual Local Area Network (C-VLAN) component of a VLAN bridge, Service VLAN (S-VLAN) component of the VLAN bridge, or a Two-port MAC relay (TPMR).

US Pat. No. 10,182,495

GROUND TERMINAL FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. Ground terminal for an electronic device comprising: a ground cable connecting device, an electrical switch, and an electrical conductor to connect the ground cable connecting device to the electrical switch, wherein the ground terminal and the ground cable connecting device are configured so that the electrical switch is brought into a first mode in response to an electrical wire or an electrical wire connector being connected to the ground cable connecting device, the first mode being a mode in which the switch establishes electrical conduction between an electrical circuit of the electronic device and the ground cable connecting device, wherein the ground terminal and the ground cable connecting device are configured so that the electrical switch is in a second mode when no electrical wire or electrical wire connector is connected to the ground cable connecting device, the second mode being a mode in which the switch electrically isolates the electrical circuit of the electronic device and the ground cable connecting device from each other, wherein the ground cable connecting device includes a connecting surface, wherein the ground cable connecting device is configured to make the connecting surface exert a clamping force on the electrical wire or the electrical wire connector, wherein the ground cable connecting device is mechanically connected to the electrical switch, and wherein the mechanical connection is configured to bring the electrical switch into the first mode when a movement of the mechanical connection is stopped by the electrical wire or the electrical wire connector pressing against the connecting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,182,494

LANDLESS VIA CONCEPT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electronic device comprising:a. a circuit board comprising:
i. a plurality of stacked layers, wherein the plurality of stacked layers comprise a first outer layer surface and an opposing second outer layer surface;
ii. a via formed through the plurality of stacked layers from the first outer layer surface to the second outer layer surface, wherein side walls of the via are plated with conductive material from the first outer layer surface to at least proximate the second outer layer surface, wherein a portion of the via side wall adjacent the second outer layer surface is vacant of side wall plating;
iii. a conductive annular ring on the first outer layer surface, the conductive annular ring surrounding the via and coupled to the side wall plating of the via; and
iv. an insulating layer on the second outer layer surface and covering an end of the via at the second outer layer surface; and
b. a heat sink coupled to the insulating layer and to the second outer layer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,182,493

ALLOY BONDED GRAPHENE SHEETS FOR ENHANCED THERMAL SPREADERS

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A method of manufacturing a heat spreader for a printed wiring board, said method comprising the following steps:preparing a first graphene sheet by depositing a layer of titanium (Ti) on an upper surface of the first graphene sheet;
depositing a first layer of metal on the layer of Ti on the first graphene sheet;
preparing second graphene sheet by depositing a layer of titanium (Ti) on an upper surface of the second graphene sheet;
depositing a layer of molybdenum (Mo) on the layer of Ti on the second graphene sheet;
depositing a second layer of metal on the layer of Mo; and
joining the first and second graphene sheets to each other by alloy bonding the first and second metal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,182,492

AIRTIGHT STRUCTURE

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. An airtight structure, comprising:a first plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a second plate mounted on the second surface of the first plate;
a wick structure mounted between the first plate and the second plate;
a first fixed pin welded with the first plate and the second plate;
a second fixed pin welded with the first plate and the second plate;
wherein, the second plate bonds to form a cup portion, the cup portion and the first plate together define a cavity, the wick structure is received in the cavity, a bottom surface of the cup portion forms a first through hole for receiving the first fixed pin therein, an outer periphery of the cup portion forms a second through hole, the second through hole is spaced apart from the first through hole, an inner surface of the first through hole contacts to the first fixed pin, and the an inner surface of the second through hole contacts to the second fixed pin, first fixed pin is T-shaped, the first fixed pin comprises a first body and a first extending portion, the first extending portion extended perpendicularly from the first body, the first extending portion has a first connection hole, an inner surface of the connection hole forms a screw thread, while the first fixed pin is welded with the first plate and the second plate, the first body is received in the cavity, a bottom surface of the first body contacts the second surface of the first plate, a top surface of the first body contacts the top surface of the second plate.

US Pat. No. 10,182,491

DEUTERIUM-DEUTERIUM NEUTRON GENERATORS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a neutron generator tube having a cylindrical inner surface that bounds a cylindrical cavity;
a deuterium source that provides deuterium within the cylindrical cavity;
a target rod positioned in the cylindrical cavity, wherein the target rod comprises a rod material and a first material layer disposed on the rod material, wherein the first material layer has a thermal conductivity less than copper, and wherein the target rod has a second material layer disposed on the first material layer; and
a field ionization array cylindrically distributed around the cylindrical inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,182,490

X-RAY TUBE INTEGRAL HEATSINK

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. An x-ray source comprising:a. an x-ray tube including a cathode, an anode, and an enclosure, wherein:
i. the enclosure is electrically-insulative;
ii. the cathode and the anode are electrically insulated from each other;
iii. the cathode and the anode are attached to the enclosure;
iv. the cathode includes an electron-emitter capable of emitting electrons towards the anode; and
v. the anode is capable of emitting x-rays in response to impinging electrons from the electron-emitter;
b. a heatsink, wherein the heatsink:
i. is electrically conductive;
ii. is electrically-coupled to the anode and electrically-insulated from the cathode; and
iii. includes a plurality of protrusions extending radially outward from the x-ray tube, the protrusions configured to increase heat transfer away from the x-ray tube; and
c. electrically-insulative material encircling and adjoining an outer-surface of the enclosure and adjoining an inner-surface of the heatsink.

US Pat. No. 10,182,489

WIRELESS LIGHT ASSEMBLY AND KIT

TRENDSTAR CORPORATION, F...

1. A wireless light comprising:a housing having an interior compartment that contains electronics and a power source, wherein along a bottom of the housing, a ledge is formed and when the housing is oriented in a vertical position, there is an inner wall adjacent to and overhanging the ledge; and
a light source positioned along the ledge and configured to emit light in an outward direction from the ledge, wherein the inner wall is positioned and constructed so as to deflect the emitted light in a downward direction that is away from the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,182,488

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CONTROLLED LAMP WITH DIMMER COMPATIBILITY

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A radio frequency (RF) controlled lighting unit suitable for connection to at least one of a dimmer configured to adjust a phase cut angle of an input mains voltage from mains in accordance with an adjustable dimming level or an electronic switch configured to provide selection between an on-state and an off-state, the RF lighting unit comprising:a solid state light source;
a radio circuit configured to receive a wireless control signal, enabling control of the RF lighting unit;
a rectifier circuit configured to rectify the input mains voltage received from the dimmer or the electronic switch;
a first power converter configured to drive the solid state light source in response to the rectified input mains voltage and to deliver power to the radio circuit; and
a second power converter configured to deliver power to the radio circuit when the rectified input mains voltage becomes inadequate for the first power converter due to the phase-cut angle of the rectified input mains voltage or the off-state of the electronic switch.

US Pat. No. 10,182,487

DISTRIBUTED FIXTURE BEACON MANAGEMENT

Enlighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A fixture comprising:a sensor unit, wherein the sensor unit is located at a fixed location, and
wherein the sensor unit comprises;
a plurality sensors, the plurality of sensors operative to generate a sense signals based on sensed motion and sensed light;
wireless communication circuitry, the wireless communication circuitry operative to maintain a wireless link with a network;
a controller, the controller operative to:
manage communication with the network, wherein the communication includes at least information of the sensed signals;
manage reception of beacons through the wireless communication circuitry, wherein the beacons are received from at least a mobile object, and at least some of the beacons include information associated with the mobile object, wherein the information associated with the mobile object includes at least a unique ID of the mobile object and a transmission power of the beacons, wherein managing the reception of the beacons further includes filtering the received beacons based on the unique ID;
determine a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of the received beacons; and
estimate a distance between the fixture and the mobile object based on the RSSI of the received beacons and the transmission power of the beacons.

US Pat. No. 10,182,486

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., ...

1. An LED drive circuit comprising:a variable constant current source having a current output terminal pair;
a first LED string having a plurality of series-connected LEDs and configured to emit a first color of light;
a second LED string having a plurality of series-connected LEDs and configured to emit a second color of light which is different from the first color of light; and
a current limiting circuit containing a current sensing element which detects a current flowing through the first LED string and a current flowing through the second LED string, and a switching element, wherein
the first LED string and the second LED string are connected in parallel with each other to the variable constant current source,
a first threshold voltage of the first LED string is larger than a second threshold voltage of the second LED string so that the second LED string only emits the light and the first LED string does not emit light when a voltage between the current output terminal pair is smaller than the first threshold voltage, and
the current limiting circuit controls the switching element so that the current flowing through the second LED string is limited and the first LED string only emits the light and the second LED string does not emit light when the current detected by the switching element is larger than a threshold current.

US Pat. No. 10,182,485

LENS STRUCTURE FOR HIGH INTENSITY LED FIXTURE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A light fixture comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) structure comprising a plurality of LEDs that are connected to a supporting substrate;
a lens cover comprising a plurality of lenses, each positioned to be located over one of the LEDs, each lens comprising a collimator configured to provide a narrow beam from an LED under the lens, wherein the collimator comprises:
a first end positioned proximate the LED under the lens and an opposing second end having a width that is wider than a width of the first end;
an air gap positioned at the first end, wherein:
the air gap comprises an opening that is symmetrically positioned around a central axis, and,
the opening comprises a concave sidewall that extends into the collimator to form a dome shape; and
a core positioned to have a central axis that is positioned along the central axis of the air gap, wherein the core includes an open end positioned at the second end of the collimator and a closed end that:
is opposite the open end,
has a width that is substantially the same as a width of the open end, and
has a dome shape, wherein the apex of the dome extends into the core, wherein:
each LED has a width of X, and
a diameter of the second end is 4.2X to 4.4X.

US Pat. No. 10,182,484

SURGE SUPPRESSION MONITORING FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND OTHER ELECTRONICS

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

1. A lighting fixture comprising;a light source for general illumination;
an AC input associated with a first rail and a second rail;
protection circuitry coupled between the first rail and the second rail and configured to suppress surge events occurring at the first rail and the second rail;
a protection circuitry sensor associated with the protection circuitry and configured to provide a sensor output that monitors at least one characteristic associated with the protection circuitry; and
control circuitry configured to:
drive the light source;
monitor the sensor output;
determine at least one metric indicative of an extent of damage inflicted on the protection circuitry due to at least one surge event based on the sensor output;
determine when the at least one metric meets a threshold indicative of a need to replace the protection circuitry while the protection circuitry remains operational; and
when the at least one metric meets the threshold, provide information indicative of the need to replace the protection circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,182,483

LIGHTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light source;
a reflector layer which reflects light;
a light diffuser layer which is light transmissive and is disposed on an anterior surface side of the reflector layer; and
a scatter panel which is light transmissive and is disposed on an anterior surface side of the light diffuser layer to face the light diffuser layer,
wherein the light diffuser layer is disposed between the reflector layer and the scatter panel along an entire length of the light diffuser layer,
a size of at least a portion of a gap between the scatter panel and the reflector layer and a size of at least a portion of a gap between the scatter panel and the light diffuser layer change from a first end side to a second end side of the lighting apparatus, and
the light source is disposed on the first end side of the lighting apparatus to emit light toward the light diffuser layer and the scatter panel.

US Pat. No. 10,182,482

LAMP KIT FOR INSTALLATION IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND A MOTOR VEHICLE

1. An arrangement having at least two lamps of a motor vehicle, each of the lamps comprising a main light source and at least one multicoloured light source, which is a multicoloured LED light source with alternating daytime running/parking light modes, wherein each of the two multicoloured light sources can emit light in at least one first or one second wavelength, the arrangement comprising,at least one first cable connection for the power supply of the lamps in daytime running light mode, which connects a first lamp of the at least two lamps to a second lamp of the at least two lamps, at least one second cable connection for the power supply of the lamps in the parking light or a low-beam light mode, which connects the first lamp to the second lamp, and a supply cable which connects the first and/or the second cable connection to an ignition of a motor vehicle; wherein the ignition comprises a control device which carries out the changeover between the daytime running light and the parking light and which controls the power supply of the main and multicoloured light sources by a car battery, wherein the control device is arranged between the lines of the daytime running lights and parking light and a car battery in order to control the intensity of the LEDs, during changeover between parking and daytime running light mode;
wherein the first of the at least two multicoloured light sources is connected to a first control unit for controlling the wavelength of the light emitted by the first lamp, wherein the first control unit is connected to a first receiving unit for receiving a wirelessly transmitted signal, and wherein the second of the at least two multicoloured light sources is connected to a second control unit for controlling the wavelength of the light emitted by the second lamp, wherein the second control unit is connected to a second receiving unit for receiving a wirelessly transmitted signal;
wherein all elements of the lamps are integrated in a lamp housing wherein at least the first receiving unit is formed as a wireless access point or as a Bluetooth receiver; and wherein the wireless access point comprises a radio module transmitter and the second receiving unit is formed as a radio module receiver for receiving a radio signal emitted by the radio module transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,182,481

BI-LEVEL LOW VOLTAGE DIMMING CONTROLLER FOR LIGHTING DRIVERS

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A dimming controller, comprising:a dimming preset selector for setting a preset dim level;
a dimming control circuit responsive to the preset dim level to drive a dimming voltage output proportional to the preset dim level, the dimming control circuit further responsive to maintain the dimming voltage output for a varied electrical characteristic of dimming control inputs of at least one lighting driver; and
a dim enable circuit responsive to a detection signal to selectively couple and uncouple the dimming voltage output to the dimming control input of the lighting driver, thereby providing switching between the preset dim level and a full light level.

US Pat. No. 10,182,480

LIGHT AND LIGHT SENSOR

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A method, comprising:determining, using a photodetector, a first brightness level of light during operation of an LED-based lighting device during a first time period,
outputting, from the photodetector, a first signal corresponding to the determined first brightness level;
determining, based on the first signal, an amount of light emitted by one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) of the LED-based lighting device during the first time period, and an amount of light emitted by one or more ambient light sources other than the one more LEDs during the first time period;
determining, using the photodetector, a second brightness level of light during operation of the LED-based lighting device during a second time period;
outputting, from the photodetector, a second signal corresponding to the determined second brightness level;
determining, based on the second signal, an amount of light emitted by the one or more LEDs during the second time period, and an amount of light emitted by the one or more ambient light sources during the second time period;
determining that the amount of light emitted by the one or more ambient light sources during the first time period is similar to the amount of light emitted by the one or more ambient light sources during the second time period; and
estimating, using a controller, an efficiency of the one or more LEDs based on the determination that the amount of light emitted by the one or more ambient light sources during the first time period is similar to the amount of light emitted by the one or more ambient light sources during the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,182,479

VOLTAGE REGULATION CIRCUIT FOR LED TUBE

ALFASEMI INC., Taipei (T...

1. A voltage regulation circuit for LED tube coupled to an energy input terminal being an AC source, a CCG or an ECG, comprising:a controlling part, including:
a first impedance unit coupled to the energy input terminal;
a second impedance unit coupled to the first impedance unit; and
a third impedance unit coupled to the second impedance unit; and
a controlled part including at least an LED unit and coupled to the controlling part;
wherein a first terminal of the first impedance unit is coupled to a first terminal of the second impedance unit, a second terminal of the second impedance unit is coupled to a first terminal of the third impedance unit through a node, and the node is coupled to the controlled part,
wherein the second terminal of the second impedance unit is coupled to a second capacitor,
wherein, when the energy input terminal provides an input voltage, the second impedance unit and the second capacitor form an integrator circuit or a low pass circuit for increasing a voltage at the node,
wherein the controlled part includes a switch unit coupled to the node,
wherein the switch unit is turned on when the voltage at the node is increased by the second impedance unit and the second capacitor and reaches a threshold, and
wherein if the energy input terminal is provided with a negative resistance characteristic, when the switch unit is turned on, the input voltage remains a stable voltage by a current path formed by the second impedance unit and the third impedance unit.

US Pat. No. 10,182,478

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CURRENT REGULATION IN LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODE LIGHTING SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for regulating a current flowing through one or more light emitting diodes, the system controller comprising:an error amplifier configured to receive a first voltage related to a first current flowing out of a first controller terminal and generate a second voltage based at least in part on the first voltage;
a clock-signal generator configured to receive the second voltage and generate a clock signal based at least in part on the second voltage, the clock signal being associated with an operating frequency of the system controller; and
a driver configured to generate a drive signal associated with the operating frequency and output the drive signal to affect a second current flowing through one or more light emitting diodes;
wherein the system controller is further configured to:
keep the operating frequency unchanged at a first frequency magnitude in response to the second voltage changing if the second voltage remains smaller than a first voltage magnitude;
keep the operating frequency unchanged at a second frequency magnitude in response to the second voltage changing if the second voltage remains larger than a second voltage magnitude; and
change the operating frequency in response to the second voltage changing if the second voltage remains larger than the first voltage magnitude and smaller than the second voltage magnitude;
wherein the second voltage magnitude is larger than the first voltage magnitude.

US Pat. No. 10,182,477

AIRCRAFT ESCAPE SLIDE LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH SELF-REGULATED, CIRCUIT-PROTECTED LUMINAIRES

BASEWEST INC., Clearwate...

1. An electrical current regulating circuit of a luminaire, wherein the luminaire includes at least one light emitting diode (LED), a first wire connection of the luminaire is electrically connectable to a positive power supply via a diode, and a second wire connection of the luminaire is electrically connected to a circuit ground of the luminaire and electrically connectable to a power supply ground, the electrical current regulating circuit of the luminaire comprising:a voltage reference integrated circuit having a positive power supply input connection, a negative power supply input connection, and a voltage regulated output connection;
an operational amplifier integrated circuit having a positive power supply connection, a negative power supply input connection, a non-inverting input connection, an inverting input connection, and an output connection;
a plurality of resistors including a first resistor, a second resistor, and a third resistor, each of the plurality of resistors having a first connection end and a second connection end;
a field-effect transistor having a source connection, a drain connection, and a gate connection; and
a capacitor having a first connection end and a second connection end,
wherein:
the positive power supply input connection of the voltage reference integrated circuit is electrically connected to a cathode of the diode, the negative power supply input connection of the voltage reference integrated circuit is electrically connected to the second wire connection via the circuit ground, and the voltage regulated output connection of the voltage reference integrated circuit is electrically connected to the first connection end of the first resistor,
the positive power supply connection of the operational amplifier integrated circuit is electrically connected to the cathode of the diode, the negative power supply input connection of the operational amplifier integrated circuit is electrically connected to the second wire connection via the circuit ground, the non-inverting input connection of the operational amplifier integrated circuit is electrically connected in parallel to the second connection end of the first resistor and to the first connection end of the second resistor, the inverting input connection of the operational amplifier integrated circuit is electrically connected in parallel to the first connection end of the third resistor and to the source connection of the field-effect transistor, and the output connection of the operational amplifier integrated circuit is electrically connected to the gate connection of the field-effect transistor,
the drain connection of the field-effect transistor is electrically connected to a cathode of the LED,
an anode of the LED is electrically connected to a cathode of the diode,
the second connection end of the second resistor is electrically connected to the to the second wire connection via the circuit ground,
the second connection end of the third resistor is electrically connected to the second wire connection via the circuit ground, and
the first connection end of the capacitor is electrically connected to the cathode of the diode and the second connection end of the capacitor is electrically connected to the to the second wire connection via the circuit ground.

US Pat. No. 10,182,476

BOOST REGULATORS WITH DYNAMIC REGULATION BAND

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A mobile device comprising:a light emitting element;
a current source powered by a regulator output voltage and configured to generate a current that controls an amount of light emitted from the light emitting element; and
a boost regulator configured to generate the regulator output voltage based on a reference voltage, the boost regulator including a headroom detection circuit configured to generate a headroom signal indicating an amount of voltage headroom of the current source, and a regulator control circuit configured to control a voltage level of the reference voltage based on the headroom signal and a current level of the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,182,475

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light emitting diode driving circuit comprising:a first light emitting diode (LED) array;
a second LED array;
an LED driving circuit configured to provide a constant current to at least one of the first LED array and the second LED array based on an operating mode;
a linear circuit; and
a driving controller configured to:
based on the operating mode being a two dimensional (2D) mode, control the LED driving circuit to provide a first constant current to the first LED array according to a first dimming signal corresponding to the 2D mode, and
based on the operating mode being a three dimensional (3D) mode, control the LED driving circuit to provide a second constant current to the second LED array according to a second dimming signal corresponding to the 3D mode, wherein the second dimming signal is different from the first dimming signal,
wherein the driving controller is configured to control the linear circuit to provide a current that is smaller than the first constant current to the second LED array in the 2D mode,
wherein the current is not provided by the linear circuit to the second LED array in the 3D mode,
wherein, in the 3D mode, the second LED array is operated by the LED driving circuit without the first LED array being operated, and
wherein, in the 2D mode, the first LED array is operated by the LED driving circuit using the first constant current and the second LED array is operated by the linear circuit using the second constant current.

US Pat. No. 10,182,474

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE TYPES OF MICRO-COATING LAYERS

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

1. A flexible display apparatus, comprising:a base layer having a first portion, a second portion and a bend portion being bent between the first portion and second portion;
an OLED display unit on the first portion;
an encapsulation on the OLED display unit;
an optical film on the encapsulation;
a connecting interface in the second portion, for connecting a printed circuit film;
a wire trace extended between the connecting interface and the OLED display unit; and
a coating layer on the first portion and the bend portion, contacting with the wire trace and at least a portion of the optical film.

US Pat. No. 10,182,473

POWER CONVERTER AND COOKING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A power converter comprising:a switching unit to perform a switching operation using a direct current (DC) voltage and to output an alternating current (AC) voltage;
a driving unit to output a high-frequency voltage to a magnetron based on the AC voltage;
an output voltage detector to detect an output voltage flowing to the magnetron; and
a controller to calculate a frequency command value based on the detected output voltage, to generate a frequency command value, and to output the generated frequency command value to the switching unit,
wherein the controller calculates an alternative frequency command value when the calculated frequency command value corresponds to a resonance frequency, and
wherein the alternative frequency command value avoids the resonance frequency,
wherein the controller comprises:
a power calculator to calculate an output power based on the output voltage;
a current command value generator to generate a current command value based on the calculated output power; and
a frequency command value generator to generate the frequency command value based on the current command value, and
wherein the frequency command value generator comprises a limiter to limit the resonance frequency when the generated frequency command value corresponds to the resonance frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,182,472

WIRELESS KITCHEN APPLIANCE OPERATED ON INDUCTION HEATING COOKER

ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI, ...

1. A kitchen appliance, for being wirelessly operated on an induction heating cooker with power transmitted by an induction coil of the induction heating cooker, the kitchen appliance comprising:a microcontroller;
one or more electronic circuits electrically coupled to the microcontroller;
power control circuitry that supplies the microcontroller and the one or more electronic circuits with low level DC voltage, the power control circuitry including a rectifier that is disposed in the power control circuitry and that converts AC voltage to the DC voltage and a buffer capacitor that filters the DC voltage at an outlet of the rectifier, the power control circuitry further including a peak voltage tracker that tracks peak values of the DC voltage at the outlet of the rectifier and provides feedback to the microcontroller, the peak voltage tracker coupled to and disposed between the rectifier and the buffer capacitor;
two or more receiver coils that partially collect the power generated by the induction coil and provide transfer of the collected power to the power control circuitry, the two or more receiver coils including a first receiver coil and a second receiver coil; and
a switch that activates the first receiver coil and the second receiver coil in a first switch-position and that deactivates the first receiver coil and activates the second receiver coil in a second switch-position, wherein the microcontroller controls the switch between the first switch-position and the second switch-position based on the feedback provided by the peak voltage tracker.

US Pat. No. 10,182,471

ELECTRIC HEATER CRUSHABLE CORES AND COMPACTED UNITARY HEATER DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH DEVICES

1. An electric heater device for receiving material or devices to be heated comprising:a compacted core formed by crushing or swaging a crushable ceramic core comprising a cylinder-like body of crushable ceramic material,
said cylinder-like body of crushable ceramic material having an inner wall, an outer wall, and key hole like longitudinal grooves with an entry along an inner circumference of said body, said key hole like longitudinal grooves in said crushable ceramic core that when considered in cross-section is rectangular or oblong or pillow shaped of greater width than said entry of said key hole like longitudinal grooves,
said key hole like longitudinal grooves being each adapted to receive a conductive pin in said rectangular or oblong or pillow shaped cross-section, said conductive pin being approximately rectangular, each of said key hole like longitudinal grooves having an entry on said inner wall,
wherein each said conductive pin is arranged in one of said key hole like longitudinal grooves, and conductive heater wire is wound on said crushable ceramic core, said conductive heater wire communicating with said approximately rectangular conductive pin,
an inner sheath (30) with an inner and an outer metal circumferential wall and an outer sheath (29) with an inner and outer metal circumferential wall, wherein said inner sheath (30) and said outer sheath (29) enclose said crushable ceramic core,
said outer metal circumferential wall of said inner sheath (30) defining a large diameter melt channel relative to a diameter of said outer sheath (29), a melt channel for delivering melted material or for containing or for containing a central pot (61) for holding heated material.

US Pat. No. 10,182,470

CERAMIC HEATER HAVING ENLARGED WINDWARD AREA

BETACERA INC., New Taipe...

1. A ceramic heater having an enlarged windward area, comprising:a conductive heat sink (110) including a cooling fin (120);
at least one positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heating element (210) disposed on a first side of the cooling fin (120); and
an electrode plate (300) disposed on a second side of the cooling fin (120), the first side being opposite to the second side, a conductive terminal (310) protruding from one end of the electrode plate (300), the conductive terminal (310) including a twisted section (312) and a flat section (314) connected to the twisted section (312), wherein a portion of a surface of the twisted section (312) and a surface of the flat section (314) are perpendicular to a major planar surface of the electrode plate (300).

US Pat. No. 10,182,469

STEERING WHEEL HEATING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A heating system for a vehicle steering wheel comprising:a conductive element surrounding a portion of a steering wheel;
a power supply configured to provide an input voltage;
a transformer connected with the power supply via a first wire and the conductive element via a second wire,
a switching element configured to selectively couple the power supply to one of the transformer and the conductive element.

US Pat. No. 10,182,468

METHOD FOR PERFORMING D2D COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a User Equipment (UE) and comprising:switching to a radio resource control (RRC) connection state via transmission of a service request;
receiving allocation of a resource for the D2D communication;
transmitting a D2D signal using the allocated resource;
receiving a system information block (SIB) after transmitting the D2D signal; and
not performing an RRC recovery-related operation if the SIB includes information related to a resource pool even if RRC connection failure occurs within a predetermined time before tracking area update (TAU) grant or TAU rejection is received.

US Pat. No. 10,182,467

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION THROUGH A PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information through a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:configuring serving cells for the UE, the serving cells comprising at least six serving cells configurable for the UE;
receiving PUCCH format configuration information for transmitting uplink control information associated with the configured serving cells, the PUCCH format configuration information comprising configuration information of PUCCH format 4 indicated by a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message;
determining a total number of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request-Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) bits, scheduling request (SR) bits, and periodic Channel State Information (CSI) bits to be transmitted in a subframe;
selecting, at least based on the determined total number, a PUCCH format to transmit at least one of HARQ-ACK, SR, and periodic CSI in the subframe, the selected PUCCH format being one of PUCCH formats comprising the PUCCH format 4 and PUCCH format 3, wherein the selecting the PUCCH format comprises:
determining that simultaneousAckNackAndCQI-Format4-r13 is set true and determining that the total number of HARQ-ACK bits, SR bits, and periodic CSI bits to be transmitted in the subframe is less than or equal to a threshold value; and
determining to use the PUCCH format 4 without dropping the periodic CSI; and
transmitting the uplink control information associated with the configured serving cells in the subframe using the selected PUCCH format, the uplink control information associated with the configured serving cells comprising the at least one of HARQ-ACK, SR, and periodic CSI,
wherein selecting of the PUCCH format comprises:
determining whether the total number of HARQ-ACK bits, SR bits, and periodic CSI bits to be transmitted in a subframe is greater than 22; and
selecting the PUCCH format 4 when the determined total number is greater than 22.

US Pat. No. 10,182,466

OPTIMIZING KEEPALIVE AND OTHER BACKGROUND TRAFFIC IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A method of optimizing network transactions originating at a mobile device, comprising:identifying a keepalive period of a mobile application executing on a mobile device, wherein the mobile application is connected to a server;
determine a pull-in period by:
tracking traffic patterns of the mobile device;
using the traffic patterns of the mobile device to determine a first probability and a second probability,
wherein the first probability is the probability of the mobile application consuming resources, and
wherein the second probability is the probability of the radio of the mobile device turning on; and
calculating the pull-in period based on the first probability and the second probability, wherein the pull-in period is a value selected to minimize the mobile application's consumption of resources and the number of instances where the radio of the mobile device needs to be turned on;
wherein the pull-in period has a shorter duration than the keepalive period;
when the mobile application has been idle for longer than the pull-in period, detecting whether a radio of the mobile device turns on;
in response to detecting the radio of the mobile device turn on, triggering a new keepalive to the server before the end of the keepalive period.

US Pat. No. 10,182,465

HANDLING OF CONTROL INTERFACE FAILURE IN MULTICAST TRANSMISSIONS VIA A CELLULAR NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of managing multicast transmissions in a cellular network, the method comprising:a control node of the cellular network establishing one or more control plane sessions with a gateway node of the cellular network;
based on the one or more control plane sessions with the gateway node, the control node establishing one or more control plane sessions with one or more radio access network nodes to control multicast transmissions by the one or more radio access network nodes;
the control node detecting a connection failure between the gateway node and the control node;
the control node, in response to detecting the connection failure, starting a first timer configured with a shorter duration than a second timer, the second timer started by the gateway node in response to detecting the connection failure and operative to trigger a reaction to the connection failure by the gateway node; and
the control node, in response to expiry of the first timer, locally deleting context information associated with the one or more control plane sessions with the gateway node and with the one or more control plane sessions with the one or more radio access network nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,182,464

METHOD, DEVICE AND TEST SETUP FOR IMPLEMENTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method of implementing carrier aggregation on a first transceiver in a test setup to examine performance of user equipment, the method comprising:receiving and decoding at the first transceiver, during a first subframe, channel quality information from the user equipment, and transferring, before expiry of a second subframe immediately following the first subframe, the decoded channel quality information over a direct physical link to a second transceiver, for use by the second transceiver in decoding further channel quality information from the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,182,463

TRANSMITTING DATA AMONG MOBILE DEVICES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method performed by a first computing device, the method comprising:storing, by the first computing device, first entity data that identifies a first user of the first computing device;
establishing, by the first computing device, a first wireless connection with a second computing device;
receiving, by the first computing device, from the second computing device, through the first wireless connection, second entity data that identifies a second user of the second computing device;
establishing, by the first computing device, a second wireless connection with a third computing device that is different than the second computing device;
sending, by the first computing device, to the third computing device, through the second wireless connection, the first entity data and the second entity data;
wherein the third computing device is not wirelessly connected to the second computing device when the third computing device receives the first entity data and second entity data from the first computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,462

CONFIGURING PHYSICAL CHANNEL RESOURCES FOR SOUNDING OR DISCOVERY IN A HALF DUPLEX COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving an input that includes a required maximum capacity for sounding or discovery and a maximum tolerated latency for a service group comprising one or more apparatuses being configured to use half-duplex wireless device-to-device communication;
selecting a pattern group from a set of pattern groups based on the received input; and
configuring physical resources for the half-duplex wireless device-to-device communication to the service group to have, for sounding or discovery within the service group, one or more patterns in the selected pattern group, the one or more patterns defining for the physical resources, a number of serial resources, a number of parallel resources, and a number of transmission phases.

US Pat. No. 10,182,461

EFFICIENT USE OF HS-SCCH ORDERS AND MAC CONTROL INFORMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a node of a wireless communication network for pre-configuring another node of the wireless communication network for synchronized Radio Resource Control (RRC) reconfigurations that uses a MAC-level handshake, the method comprising:generating, by a processor of the node, an identifier, wherein the identifier is a handshake identifier (HID);
associating, by the processor of the node, the identifier with one High-Speed Shared Control Channel (HS-SCCH) order as well as one Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Information to establish a one-to-one mapping between the identifier and the HS-SCCH order, and also a one-to-one mapping between the identifier and the MAC Control Information,
wherein the method further comprising:
generating, by the processor of the node, a RRC procedure identifier for identifying a RRC procedure to be established; and
associating, by the processor of the node, the RRC procedure identifier with the handshake identifier to establish a one-to-one mapping between the RRC procedure identifier and the handshake identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,182,460

MULTITENANCY GAMING SERVICES PLATFORM

Zynga Inc., San Francisc...

1. method for providing multitenancy gaming platform services, comprising:generating, by a first server computer, a new application identifier for an application for accessing a plurality of multitenancy gaming platform services;
storing, by the first server computer, the new application identifier and associating the new application identifier with the application;
receiving, by the first server computer, a request for a new token from a client device running the application, the request including a user identifier;
generating, by the first server computer, the new token including the user identifier;
sending, by the first server computer, the new token to the client device running the application;
receiving, by the first server computer from the client device running the application, a request for a service to perform an operation for the application, the request including the new token, data related to the application, and a target user identifier associated with user data upon which the operation should apply the data related to the application;
decoding, by the first server computer, the token to determine the application identifier and the user identifier;
authenticating, by the first server computer, the application identifier and user identifier;
determining, by the first server computer, which service of the plurality of multitenancy gaming platform services is requested;
sending, by the first server computer, the data related to the application to a second server computer responsible for the service, wherein the operation is authorized by the second server computer based on the user identifier and target user identifier, and the operation is performed by the service; and
receiving, by the first server computer, a response from the second server computer responsible for the service, indicating a status of the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,182,459

RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURES IN NEXT GEN NETWORKS

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. An apparatus comprising:a non-transitory memory including instructions to perform random access in a beam sweeping network having a cell, the network including a downlink sweeping subframe, an uplink sweeping subframe and a regular subframes; and
a processor operably coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to execute the instructions of:
selecting an optimal downlink transmission beam transmitted by the cell during the downlink sweeping subframe,
determining an optimal downlink reception beam from the optimal downlink transmission beam,
determining a random access preamble and a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource associated with the optimal downlink transmission beam, and
transmitting, to a node, the selected random access preamble via the PRACH resource and an uplink transmission beam of the uplink subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,182,458

METHOD FOR PREDETERMINING RESOURCE IN RANDOM ACCESS, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for predetermining a resource in a process of random access, wherein the method comprises:receiving a random access preamble sent by a user equipment, and determining preamble information according to the received random access preamble, wherein the preamble information comprises one or more of the following: the random access preamble, a random access preamble index, an index of a time resource used for transmitting the random access preamble, an index of a frequency resource used for transmitting the random access preamble, a start time resource in the time resource used for transmitting the random access preamble, and a start frequency resource used for transmitting the random access preamble;
determining a random access response (RAR) resource corresponding to the random access preamble according to a correspondence between the preamble information and RAR resource information, wherein the RAR resource information comprises one or more of the following: the RAR resource, an RAR resource index, an index of a time resource used for transmitting an RAR message, an index of a frequency resource used for transmitting the RAR message, a start time resource in the time resource used for transmitting the RAR message, and a start frequency resource used for transmitting the RAR message, and the correspondence between the preamble information and the RAR resource information is configured using signaling or preset by a system; and
sending the RAR message corresponding to the random access preamble to the user equipment on the RAR resource corresponding to the random access preamble;
wherein the correspondence between the preamble information and the RAR resource information comprises:
the RAR resource index corresponding to the random access preamble index of the random access preamble mod a quantity of RAR resources configured using signaling or preset by the system, wherein mod denotes a modulo operation.

US Pat. No. 10,182,457

METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL (PRACH), BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method performed by an evolved node B (eNB), comprising:generating first information including a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) configuration;
transmitting the first information
generating a random access response based on (i) a coverage enhancement (CE) level and (ii) a device type of a User Equipment (UE); and
transmitting the random access response to the UE, wherein
the PRACH configuration includes second information used for determining the CE level based on a reference signal received power (RSRP),
the CE level is determined from a plurality of CE levels,
a plurality of PRACH resources are defined for the respective plurality of CE levels,
one PRACH resource is chosen from the plurality of PRACH resources based on the determined CE level,
a plurality of preamble groups are defined for the respective plurality of the CE levels, and
one preamble group is chosen from the plurality of preamble groups based on the determined CE level.

US Pat. No. 10,182,456

COLLISION DETECTION IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment, comprising:receiving signaling in a shared radio frequency spectrum band, the signaling including a first communication transmitted using a first radio access technology and a second communication transmitted using a second radio access technology, wherein the first communication comprises a data portion, and wherein a collision of the first communication and the second communication occurred prior to the data portion of the first communication;
detecting a characteristic of the collision of the first communication and the second communication based at least in part on the signaling; and
reporting collision feedback to a node of a wireless communications network associated with the user equipment based at least in part on the detecting.

US Pat. No. 10,182,455

DEVICE TO-DEVICE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. Hardware configured to execute operations to cause a wireless device in a wireless communication network system to perform operations for device-to-device communication, the operations comprising:obtaining a first packet at a first wireless device from a second wireless device in a wireless communication network, wherein the second wireless device is one of a plurality of neighboring wireless devices of the first wireless device;
transmitting a second packet from the first wireless device to a third wireless device that is one of the plurality of neighboring wireless devices, wherein the second packet includes a request for information regarding neighbors of the third wireless device;
obtaining a third packet at the first wireless device from the third wireless device in response to transmitting the second packet to the third wireless device, wherein the third packet includes information regarding neighbors of the third wireless device as a response to the request included in the second packet; and
obtaining a fourth packet at the first wireless device from the third wireless device in response to the third wireless device receiving a fifth packet from a fourth wireless device that is not one of the plurality of neighboring wireless devices of the first wireless device, wherein the fourth packet indicates reserved radio resources for future packet transmissions from the first wireless device to the third wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,454

SIGNALING OF RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE PARAMETERS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A method for transmitting a preamble, comprising:maintaining a fixed set of preamble parameter configurations;
receiving at a user equipment (UE) a configuration number;
selecting, with the UE, a preamble parameter configuration specified by the received configuration number from the fixed set of preamble parameter configurations; and
transmitting, with the UE, a preamble using the preamble parameter configuration indicated by the configuration number.

US Pat. No. 10,182,453

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAVING POWER OF USER EQUIPMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information including a measurement comparison threshold value and pattern information;
determining whether a channel measurement value is less than the threshold value;
decoding a downlink control channel including scheduling information for unicast data of the terminal in an almost blank subframe (ABS) indicated by the pattern information if the channel measurement value is equal to or greater than the threshold value; and
skipping the decoding of the downlink control channel in the ABS if the channel measurement value is less than the threshold value,
wherein respective pattern information corresponds to respective measurement comparison threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,182,452

TECHNIQUES FOR COMMUNICATING FEEDBACK IN LOW LATENCY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communicating feedback for communications received over multiple component carriers (CCs) in wireless communications, comprising:receiving the communications from a serving node over the multiple CCs configured in carrier aggregation or multiple connectivity;
determining one or more of the multiple CCs for transmitting feedback regarding the communications received over at least one CC of the multiple CCs, wherein the one or more of the multiple CCs are selected for transmitting the feedback based at least in part on a transmission time interval (TTI) duration for the at least one CC; and
transmitting, over the one or more of the multiple CCs, feedback related to receiving the communications from the serving node over the at least one CC,
wherein the TTI duration for the at least one CC is two symbols and wherein the one or more of the multiple CCs are selected for transmitting the feedback based at least in part on determining that a second TTI duration of the one or more of the multiple CCs is two or four symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,182,451

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING SCHEDULING IN CELLULAR MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a terminal to transmit a scheduling request (SR) in a wireless communication system that supports carrier aggregation between a first base station and a second base station, comprising:receiving information on transmission of the SR from the first base station and the second base station;
determining a destination base station to transmit the SR among the first base station and the second base station, based on at least one of a channel state between the terminal and each base station of the at least two or more base stations, a power headroom indicating available power by the terminal or a condition as to whether a cell-configuring carrier aggregation is activated, if a transmission of an uplink data is needed;
transmitting the SR to the first base station based on the information on transmission of the SR, if the destination base station is determined to be first base station; and
receiving scheduling control information from the second base station in response to transfer of the SR from the first base station to the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,182,450

INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for mitigating inter-cell interference in a base station of a cellular radio communication system, where a user equipment is served by a serving cell, comprising:estimating inter-cell interference tolerance of each of at least one neighboring cell during uplink transmission of the user equipment;
coordinating uplink scheduling of the user equipment in accordance with the inter-cell interference tolerance;
determining that the user equipment is located at an edge area of the serving cell; and
decreasing a scheduling grant of the user equipment in response to determining that the user equipment is located at the edge area of the serving cell and tolerable rise over thermal of the serving cell is higher than tolerable rise over thermal of one of the at least one neighboring cell.

US Pat. No. 10,182,449

SCHEDULING NODE, TRANSMITTING NODE, RECEIVING NODE AND METHODS THEREIN, FOR COMMUNICATION OF DATA

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a scheduling node for enabling simultaneous communication of data for multiple wireless devices on a shared radio resource comprising one or more resource units, the method comprising:dividing the wireless devices into multiple groups such that the number of wireless devices in each group does not exceed the number of resource units in the shared radio resource,
assigning at least one resource unit in the shared radio resource to one or more wireless devices in each group such that the at least one resource unit is shared by wireless devices across different groups,
assigning rotation angles to the one or more wireless devices in the groups indicating that the wireless devices in each group should use a rotation angle that is different from the rotation angle(s) used by the wireless devices in the other group(s), and
signalling the assignment of the at least one resource unit and rotation angles and a repetition factor, to enable communication of data for the one or more wireless devices in each group using the rotation angle of said group and so that the data is repeated according to the repetition factor.

US Pat. No. 10,182,448

INTER-NETWORK INTERFERENCE COORDINATION METHOD

SHANGHAI RESEARCH CENTER ...

1. A network interference coordination method for a first network and a second network which share a shared spectrum pool with the same priority, comprising the following steps:a step that the first network and the second network negotiate about an inter-network shared frequency band, wherein the shared frequency band is in the shared spectrum pool;
a step that the first network evaluates inter-network interference;
a step that one network of the first network and the second network judges whether to execute internal coordination, if internal coordination can be executed, then the one network executes internal coordination, if internal coordination cannot be executed, then the one network request an another network to conduct inter-network interference coordination;
a step that the another network judges whether to execute internal coordination, if internal coordination can be executed, then the another network executes internal coordination; and if internal coordination cannot be executed, then turn to the step of “the first network and the second network negotiate about an inter-network shared frequency band”.

US Pat. No. 10,182,447

METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED SIGNAL BY FORMING RE GROUP IN MIMO RECEIVER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing for decoding a signal received at a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) receiver including a plurality of antennas, the method comprising:receiving, at a receiver of the MIMO receiver, the signal including a plurality of resource elements (REs);
forming, at a processor of the MIMO receiver, an RE group from among the plurality of REs in consideration of channel correlation between the plurality of REs;
selecting, at the processor, a reference RE for the RE group;
generating, at the processor, a preprocessing filter to be shared for REs of the RE group based on channel information of the reference RE; and
generating, at the processor, detection signals for the REs of the RE group based on the preprocessing filter, wherein each of the detection signals is a signal detected from a corresponding RE using the preprocessing filter,
wherein selecting the reference RE comprises:
selecting, as the reference RE, an RE located at a position where a maximum distance from another RE among the REs of the RE group is minimized,
wherein the maximum distance is expressed by a distance on a frequency axis and a distance on a time axis.

US Pat. No. 10,182,446

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SELECTING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a channel selector to select at a network controller of a first wireless communication network a first wireless communication channel to communicate between said network controller and one or more wireless communication devices, to detect on said first wireless communication channel a frame from a second wireless communication network, to make a determination on whether or not a medium access control (MAC) address of said frame is to identify in said second wireless communication network a device of said one or more wireless communication devices of said first wireless communication network, and, based on the determination, to select between remaining on said first wireless communication channel and determining a second wireless communication channel to communicate between said network controller and said one or more wireless communication devices, said channel selector is configured to, when the MAC address of the frame is determined to identify the device in said second wireless communication network, select to remain on said first wireless communication channel to communicate between said network controller and said one or more wireless communication devices,
wherein said channel selector is to select to remain on said first wireless communication channel, if the MAC address of the frame has a predefined relationship with a MAC address of the device in said first wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,182,445

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING RESOURCE USAGE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for controlling resource usage performed in a first network node, the first network node having a first uplink connection and a first downlink connection with a wireless device, the method comprising:transmitting, to a wireless device, configuration instructions instructing the wireless device to enter a dual connectivity mode with a second network node on a second uplink connection and a second downlink connection between the wireless device and the second network node; and
in response to determining that one or more of the uplink and downlink connections to the first and/or second network nodes is able to operate on a reduced set of resources, transmitting, to the wireless device, configuration instructions instructing the wireless device to operate on the reduced set of resources for the one or more of the uplink and downlink connections, wherein the reduced set of resources comprises a reduced frequency bandwidth and/or wherein the reduced set of resources comprises a reduced number of time slots.

US Pat. No. 10,182,444

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a memory storing a preset correspondence and a program; and
a processor for executing the program, the program comprising instructions for:
determining a feature parameter of the UE, wherein the feature parameter of the UE comprises at least one of the following:
an enhancement level, an enhancement level index, an index of a coverage enhancement range, and an index of a reference signal received power range; and
determining, according to a preset correspondence between the feature parameter and a supported function of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), the supported function corresponding to the feature parameter of the UE, whereinthe preset correspondence between the feature parameter and the supported function of the PUCCH is:in response to determining that the feature parameter belongs to a first feature parameter set, the UE supports a function in a first function set of the PUCCH, and
in response to determining that the feature parameter belongs to a second feature Parameter set, the UE supports using a function in a second function set of the PUCCH,
wherein the function in the first function set and the function in the second function set are not completely the same.

US Pat. No. 10,182,443

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device configured to transmit signals to and/or receive signals from a mobile communications network, the communications device comprising:circuitry configured to
transmit data via an uplink of a wireless access interface or to receive data on a downlink of the wireless access interface, wherein the wireless access interface is configured to provide a plurality of different spacing of subcarriers for transmitting signals representing the data on the uplink or for receiving the signals representing the data on the downlink;
receive a downlink control message including at least a first field indicating one of the plurality of different subcarrier spacing which the communications device should use to transmit or to receive the signals representing the data and at least a second field indicating which of the subcarriers of a plurality of available subcarriers, with the indicated subcarrier spacing, the communications device should use to transmit the data or to receive the data or which plurality of available subcarriers, with the indicated subcarrier spacing, the communications device should use to transmit or to receive the data; and
interpret differently the at least the second field indicating which of the subcarrier or multiple subcarriers to use depending upon whether the at least the first field indicating the subcarrier spacing indicates a subcarrier spacing which can only be used as a single subcarrier or a subcarrier spacing which can be used as a single or multiple subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 10,182,442

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION BY USING PLURALITY OF RESOURCE ARRANGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a signal by using a plurality of resource units (RUs) having subcarriers allocated thereto in a wireless local area network (LAN) system, comprising:determining, by a transmitting station, whether or not to apply non-contiguous channel allocation not using at least one of a plurality of unit channels;
in case the non-contiguous channel allocation is not applied, configuring, by the transmitting station, a physical protocol data unit (PPDU) by using a first resource unit arrangement;
in case the non-contiguous channel allocation is applied, configuring, by the transmitting station, a PPDU by using a second resource unit arrangement; and
transmitting the PPDU,
wherein, in case the first resource unit arrangement is used, the transmitting station configures the PPDU by using a central resource unit (RU) including a non-contiguous tone group within a central frequency band including a direct current (DC) band, and
wherein, in case the second resource unit arrangement is used, the transmitting station configures the PPDU without using the central RU.

US Pat. No. 10,182,441

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device configured to operate in a wireless telecommunications system and for communicating on a primary cell supporting a primary component carrier on radio resources within a first, licensed frequency band and a secondary cell supporting a secondary component carrier on radio resources within a second, unlicensed frequency band, the terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive an allocation message indicating an allocation of transmission resources to be used for receiving data at the terminal device on the secondary component carrier;
receive, in association with the allocation message, an indication of a selected one of a plurality of configuration settings for the secondary component carrier to be used for receiving the data, wherein the indication comprises a pointer to an entry in a table of potential configuration settings established according to an operating standard for the wireless telecommunications system; and
receive the data using the allocated resources on the secondary component carrier operating in accordance with the selected one of the plurality of configuration settings, wherein
communications between the wireless telecommunications system and the terminal device are made with a radio frame structure comprising a plurality of subframes, and the selected one of the plurality of configuration settings for the secondary component carrier is valid for one or more subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,182,440

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING PLURALITY OF SUBBANDS AND APPARATUS USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless LAN, the method comprising:receiving, by a transmitter, allocation information for at least one subband of a plurality of subbands from an access point (AP);
generating a Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) based on a fast Fourier transform (FFT) size; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, the PPDU in the at least one allocated subband,
wherein each of the plurality of subbands has guard regions defined at both ends of the subband,
wherein frequency positions of guard subcarriers at which the guard regions start and end are fixed regardless of the FFT size,
wherein frequency positions of subband subcarriers at which each of the plurality of subbands starts and ends are fixed regardless of the FFT size, and
wherein the FFT size is 256 FFT or 1024 FFT.

US Pat. No. 10,182,439

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA-AIDED ITERATIVE CHANNEL ESTIMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

7. An apparatus, comprising:a pilot-aided minimum mean square error (MMSE) channel estimation (CE) circuit, including an input for receiving pilot resource element (RE) observations, a first output, and a second output;
a detector, including a first input connected to the first output of the pilot-aided MMSE CE circuit, a second input for receiving data-aided iterative CE, a third input for receiving iterative detection and decoding (IDD), a first output, and a second output;
a decoder, including an input connected to the first output of the detector, a first output connected to the third input of the detector, and a second output;
a data-aided iterative CE circuit, including a first input, a second input connected to the second output of the pilot-aided MMSE CE circuit, a third input, and an output connected to the second input of the detector; and
a symbol regenerator circuit, including an input connected to the second output of the detector, and an output connected to the third input of the data-aided iterative CE circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,182,438

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GRAPHICALLY INDICATING STATION EFFICIENCY AND PSEUDO-DYNAMIC ERROR VECTOR MAGNITUDE INFORMATION FOR A NETWORK OF WIRELESS STATIONS

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of monitoring a wireless network, the method comprising:establishing link between a first radio device and a second radio device;
periodically transmitting a plurality of sounding packets from the first radio device, wherein each of the plurality of sounding packets are transmitted in a different modulation type;
receiving at least some of the plurality of sounding packets at the second radio device;
determining estimated error vector magnitude (EVM) information based on a carrier-to-interference noise ratio from the received at least some of the plurality of sounding packets;
aggregating the determined estimated error vector magnitude information for a predetermined period of time; and
displaying an animated constellation diagram by generating pseudo-EVM data points based on the aggregated estimated error vector magnitude information, wherein the pseudo-EVM data points are determined within a standard deviation of the estimated error vector magnitude information.

US Pat. No. 10,182,437

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INDICATING A TIME OFFSET USING A GRANT FRAME

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to cause a first wireless communication station (STA) to:
set both a value of an allocation duration field and a value of a duration field based on a time offset to be indicated to a second STA, a sum of the value of the allocation duration field and the value of the duration field to indicate the time offset from a transmit end of a grant frame; and
transmit the grant frame to the second STA in a frequency band above 45 Gigahertz (GHz), the grant frame comprising the duration field and a dynamic allocation information (info) field, the dynamic allocation info field comprising the allocation duration field.

US Pat. No. 10,182,436

DATA SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data sending method, comprising:determining, by a base station, a time-domain interval of available time-frequency resources in an unlicensed spectrum, wherein the available time-frequency resources are continuous time-frequency resources in a time domain; and
sending, by the base station, downlink control information and data, wherein the data is in a first subframe, the first subframe is an initial subframe in the interval, the downlink control information comprises scheduling indication information, location indication information, and data symbol indication information, the scheduling indication information is used to indicate a frequency-domain location of the data, and the location indication information is used to indicate a time-domain location of the data, the data symbol indication information is used to indicate an end location of the data in the third subframe, the third subframe is a last subframe in the time-domain interval of available time-frequency resources in an unlicensed spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,182,435

MIXED SIZE EXPRESSION PEER DISCOVERY IN WWAN

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication of a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining a second set of resource block pairs on which to transmit a peer discovery message in a second time cycle based on a mapping of a first set of resource block pairs in a first time cycle to the second set of resource block pairs in the second time cycle, the mapping being a one-to-one mapping between each resource block pair in the first set of resource block pairs to a corresponding resource block pair in the second set of resource block pairs; and
transmitting the peer discovery message in the determined second set of resource block pairs, wherein the peer discovery message is transmitted with information indicating a message that is based on an order of a particular resource block pair within the second set of resource block pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,182,434

DERIVING AN INDICATION OF A COMMUNICATIONS PARAMETER USING REFERENCE SYMBOLS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:one or more base stations, each of which includes a transmitter configured to provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to terminals,
wherein the wireless access interface provides a plurality of communications resource elements,
wherein the communications resource elements are assembled in a plurality of time divided radio frames,
wherein each of the radio frames includes a first subset of the communications resource elements having at least one synchronization signal for the one or more base stations, wherein the at least one synchronization signal is associated with a first physical-layer cell identity number of a first base station,
wherein each of the radio frames includes a second subset of the communications resource elements having reference signals that include reference symbols that serve as perturbations within the reference signals, wherein the second subset of the communications resource elements is divided into a plurality of discrete configurations including a first configuration and a second configuration, wherein reference symbols in the first configuration include at least one property that varies according to the first physical-layer cell identity number, wherein reference symbols in the second configuration include at least one property that varies according to a second physical-layer cell identity number of a second base station that is different from the first base station, and wherein the first physical-layer cell identity number is different from the second physical-layer cell identity number; and
at least one terminal including a receiver configured to receive one or more of the communications resource elements provided by the wireless access interface of the one or more base stations, and a processor configured to:
process the received one or more communications resource elements,
determine values of at least one property of the reference symbols present in the received communications resource elements,
determine a difference between the first physical-layer cell identity number and the second physical-layer cell identity number,
derive a value of a an inferred communications parameter associated with the wireless communications system based on the difference between the first physical-layer cell identity number and the second physical-layer cell identity number and from an existence of the reference symbols in the second configuration and at least one property of the reference symbols in the second configuration, wherein the value of the inferred communications parameter is indicative of a capability of the one or more base stations to implement a virtual carrier within a host carrier, and
transmitting the derived value of communication parameter to terminals, and start communicating, small amount of data at relatively infrequent intervals, with terminals within an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communication network, using virtual carriers that occupy 2.16 MHz transmission bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,182,433

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OVERLAPPING RATE REGION ZONING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for determining a rate for transferring traffic from a first zone to a second zone in a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a first zone controller of the first zone, a constraint indicating limitations on communications in the second zone;
receiving, by the first zone controller, a utility function for the second zone;
determining, by the first zone controller, the rate for transferring the traffic to the second zone in accordance with the constraint and the utility function; and
instructing, by the first zone controller, a node in the first zone to transfer the traffic to the second zone at the determined rate.

US Pat. No. 10,182,432

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

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,182,431

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING APERIODIC FEEDBACK IN COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. An eNB, configured to trigger a User Equipment (UE) to aperiodically feed back channel state information, the eNB comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit to the UE which is configured in Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP) mode, downlink control information and feedback sets corresponding to the downlink control information preconfigured via Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling, so that the UE aperiodically feeds back corresponding channel state information according to the downlink control information and the feedback sets corresponding to the downlink control information;
wherein the feedback sets corresponding to the downlink control information preconfigured via RRC signaling are classified according to channel state information configuration,
wherein 1 bit information or 2 bit information is used in a channel state information request field in the downlink control information for uplink transmission;
when the channel state information request field is 1 bit information, the feedback sets is one feedback set;
when the channel state information request field is 2 bit information, the feedback sets are three feedback sets,
wherein each of the feedback sets is configured to indicate a channel state information set needing to be triggered, and wherein the downlink control information reuses 1 bit information or 2 bit information in a channel state information request field in a format0 or format4
when the downlink control information is 1 bit information, the feedback sets is one feedback set corresponding to downlink control information 1; and
when the downlink control information is 2 bit information, the feedback sets are three feedback sets corresponding respectively to downlink control information 01, 10 and 11.

US Pat. No. 10,182,430

RADIO STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR TERMINAL MEASUREMENT

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed in a radio station, the method comprising:communicating with a radio terminal on a licensed frequency;
transmitting, to the radio terminal on the licensed frequency, control signaling associated with at least one of a measurement timing and a measurement period of terminal measurement on an unlicensed frequency; and
receiving, from the radio terminal on the licensed frequency, a result of the terminal measurement executed in accordance with at least one of the measurement timing and the measurement period in response to the control signaling, wherein
the licensed frequency comprises first and second licensed frequencies,
the radio station comprises a first radio communication node configured to operate a first cell on the first licensed frequency and a second radio communication node configured to operate both a second cell on the second licensed frequency and a third cell on the unlicensed frequency,
the transmitting comprises transmitting the control signaling from the second radio communication node in the second cell, and
the receiving comprises receiving the result of the terminal measurement by the first radio communication node in the first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,182,429

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of:determining a window size and a number of blocks constituting a transmission period for a sliding window superposition coding (SWSC);
transmitting control information including the determined window size and the number of blocks to a plurality of terminals participating in the SWSC;
transmitting a signal obtained by superposition-coding a first message and a second message using a first code and a second code at a first block in the transmission period; and
upon receiving a message indicating that decoding the first message fails, transmitting the signal obtained by superposition-coding the first message and the second message using the first code and the second code at a second block.

US Pat. No. 10,182,428

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving downlink control information in a wireless communication system that supports Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, the method performed by a terminal and comprising:receiving downlink control information for the D2D communication from a base station,
wherein the downlink control information comprises:
Physical Sidelink Shared Channel (PSSCH) resource allocation information for D2D data transmission; and
a Physical Sidelink Control Channel (PSCCH) resource for D2D control information transmission derived from the PSSCH resource allocation information,
wherein the PSSCH resource allocation information comprises a Resource Indication Value (RIV) that indicates a start resource block of the PSSCH and a length of a resource block of the PSSCH,
wherein an RIV table of the PSCCH is determined according to a resource block number of the PSSCH, and
wherein the start resource block and the length of the resource block are determined based on the determined RIV table.

US Pat. No. 10,182,427

TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK GRANT AND DOWNLINK DATA

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

37. A computer program product stored in a non-transitory computer readable medium for controlling reception of a downlink (DL) grant and DL data from a network node, the computer program product comprising software instructions which, when run on processing circuitry of a wireless device, causes the wireless device to:obtain an indication for receiving the DL data from the network node; and
receive, in a Transmission Time Interval (sTTI) frequency band and from the network node, the DL grant for the wireless device and the DL data for the wireless device;
wherein a position of the DL grant in the sTTI frequency band identifies a position of the DL data in time-frequency resources within the sTTI frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,182,426

SCHEDULING OF DOWNLINK TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON EXCHANGES OF PRE-SCHEDULING AND SCHEDULING MESSAGES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a first device, a pre-scheduling message for a downlink transmission from a second device;
transmitting, from the first device, a scheduling message to the second device in response to receiving the pre-scheduling message, the scheduling message comprising at least one parameter indicating an availability of the first device for receiving the downlink transmission, wherein the first device is a user equipment (UE); and
receiving, at the first device, the downlink transmission in accordance with the at least one parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,182,425

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. An intermediate device for wirelessly relaying data within a wireless communications system, the intermediate device comprising:a receiver configured to
wirelessly receive, from a base station in the wireless communications system, first intermediate control signals that identify a second intermediate device as a target device of the intermediate device to which the intermediate device is to transmit uplink signals intended for the base station; and
wirelessly receive the uplink signals from a third intermediate device; and
a transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the uplink signals to the target device, wherein
the third intermediate device receives, from the base station, second intermediate control signals that are different the first intermediate control signals and that identify the intermediate device as a target device of the third intermediate device to which the third intermediate device transmits the uplink signals.

US Pat. No. 10,182,424

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONFIGURING TRANSMISSION OF CORRESPONDING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), an uplink control configuration indication in a downlink control portion of a first slot, the first slot including the downlink control portion, a second portion, and an uplink short burst portion, the second portion being located between the downlink control portion and the uplink short burst portion;
configuring, by the UE, a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), on at least one of the second portion or the uplink short burst portion of the first slot, for transmission of first uplink control information (UCI) based at least in part on the uplink control configuration indication, wherein the first UCI corresponds to second UCI to be transmitted in the first slot or a second slot; and
transmitting, by the UE, the first UCI on the configured PUCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,182,423

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, IDENTIFICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a base station, a downlink control signal,
the downlink control signal including resource allocation type information and uplink resource allocation information,
the resource allocation type information indicating one of:
a first uplink resource allocation type for allocating a set of contiguously allocated resource blocks, and
a second uplink resource allocation type for allocating a plurality of sets of resource blocks with each set including a plurality of consecutive resource blocks,
the uplink resource allocation information indicating one of:
first uplink resource allocation information indicating the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the first uplink resource allocation type, and
second uplink resource allocation information indicating the plurality of sets of resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the second uplink resource allocation type;
receiving, by the base station, first uplink data using the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the first uplink resource allocation type; and
receiving, by the base station, second uplink data using the plurality of sets of resource blocks if the resource allocation type information indicates the second uplink resource allocation type,
wherein the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks includes one or more consecutive resource blocks,
wherein an allocation unit of the set of contiguously allocated resource blocks is smaller than an allocation unit of each one of the plurality of sets of resource blocks, and
wherein a resource block, which is not included in the plurality of sets of resource blocks, is located between each two of the plurality of sets of resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,182,422

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:a base station; and
a mobile station, wherein
the base station determines an interval of a second interval, which is different from a first interval,
the base station transmits a second control signal used for configuring the first interval and the second interval, and
the mobile station monitors a first control signal with a control information format, wherein the number of the control information formats during the second interval is fewer than the number of the control information formats during the first interval,
wherein the base station and the mobile station, when the first control signal is transmitted during the second interval, advance a start time of the first interval immediately after the second interval during which the first control signal is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,182,421

AUTHORIZED SHARED ACCESS CARRIER AGGREGATION WITH SENSING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing authorized shared access (ASA) spectrum resources in a wireless communication system to reduce interference, the method comprising:receiving a sensing result from a user equipment (UE),
wherein the ASA spectrum comprises a first channel and a second channel;
determining, based on receiving the sensing result, an availability of the first channel for use,
wherein the first channel is an intended candidate for use,
wherein the second channel is not an intended candidate for use,
wherein a use of the second channel indicates the availability of the first channel, and
wherein, when the sensing result indicates that the first channel is busy with activity, the first channel is determined to be unavailable; and
propagating an ASA indicator message indicating the availability of the first channel,
wherein the ASA indicator message is propagated via neighbor nodes via a backhaul protocol,
wherein the backhaul protocol comprises at least one of an X2 protocol or an Iu protocol, and
wherein, upon a node receiving the ASA indicator message from one of the neighbor nodes, the node performs one of:
assigning the first channel to at least one of a primary component carrier (PCC) or a secondary component carrier (SCC) when the first channel is available, or
unassigning the first channel to at least one of the PCC or the SCC when at least one of the first channel or the second channel is unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,182,420

ENHANCED PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL FORMAT RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR TIME DIVISION DUPLEX MODE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:when in a time division duplex mode of operation with a user equipment, allocating, by a network access node, physical uplink control channel resources comprising:
reserving physical uplink control channel format 1a/1b resources with at least one acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle,
where a number of physical uplink control channel format 1a/1b resources are allocated to the user equipment per each of the at least one acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle,
where the at least one acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle comprises a set of at least one time division duplex subframe and at least one component carrier that are configured to form a subset of acknowledge/negative feedback to be sent by the user equipment in an uplink as a response to received data in a downlink, and
where a downlink assignment index value is indicated within each of the at least one acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle; and
sending, by the network access node, an indication of the allocated number of physical uplink control channel format 1a/1b resources reserved with the at least one acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle to the user equipment,
where one of the physical uplink control channel format 1a/1b resources is selected to send the at least one acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle based on a value of a downlink assignment index of a last received physical downlink control channel within an acknowledge/negative acknowledge bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,182,419

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a first terminal device for transmitting data to a second terminal device in a device-to-device communication mode in a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard-compliant wireless telecommunications system, the method comprising:transmitting, on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of a first carrier operating in a first frequency band, control signaling comprising an indication of time and frequency of radio resources on a second carrier operating over a second frequency band to be used for transmitting user-plane data directly from the first terminal device to the second terminal device, wherein
the first frequency band is a licensed frequency band in the 3GPP standard-compliant wireless telecommunications system, and the second frequency band is an unlicensed band in the 3GPP standard-compliant wireless telecommunications system; and
transmitting user-plane data directly to the second terminal device on the second carrier using the radio resources on the second carrier indicated by the control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,182,418

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO ASSIGN WIRELESS RESOURCES BASED ON BANDWIDTH AS TERMINAL PERFORMANCE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication system having a wireless base station communicating with a wireless terminal using a plurality of frequency bands simultaneously, the wireless communication system comprising:a controller configured to assign a plurality of wireless resources respectively in the plurality of frequency bands to the wireless terminal based on a terminal performance capability of the wireless terminal to utilize a bandwidth of one or more frequency bands of the plurality of frequency bands, by a scheduling process using all of the plurality of frequency bands; and
a communication device configured to enable the wireless base station to communicate with the wireless terminal using the plurality of wireless resources assigned in the plurality of frequency bands.

US Pat. No. 10,182,417

METHOD FOR CAMPING ON SECTORS AND TERMINAL DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a terminal device for camping on sectors, comprising:detecting a broadcast signal from an access node, the broadcast signal being associated with a first sector and having a signal strength higher than a first threshold;
adding the first sector to a set of sectors for the terminal device to camp on when the terminal device is in an idle state, wherein, when a number of sectors included in the set has reached a maximum allowable number, and when the signal strength of the broadcast signal associated with the first sector is higher than a signal strength of a broadcast signal associated with a second sector included in the set by at least a predetermined amount, the first sector is added to the set in place of the second sector;
monitoring for system messages from sectors in the set; and
starting a random-access procedure of the terminal device with a sector in the set based upon system message reception from at least one sector in the set, wherein the random-access procedure comprises:
decoding at least two system messages from at least two sectors in the set, respectively;
transmitting a random-access request to each of the at least two sectors;
responding to a random-access response from the sector of the at least two sectors, comprising:
selecting the sector by a coordinator node controlling two or more access nodes when the at least two sectors belong to the two or more access nodes, respectively; and
transmitting the random-access response by the sector to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,416

AUTOMATICALLY MODIFYING NOTIFICATIONS BASED ON DISTANCE FROM A PAIRED WEARABLE SMART DEVICE

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method, comprising:pairing a wearable smart device with a mobile communication device;
determining whether the wearable smart device has moved away from the mobile communication device including determining that the wearable smart device is out of range of a wireless personal area network signal of the mobile communication device while being accessible to the mobile communication device via a wireless local area network;
the mobile communication device and the wearable smart device communicating over a wireless local area network to determine whether both the mobile communication device and the wearable smart device have wireless personal area network communication enabled; and
automatically disabling notifications on the mobile communication device in response to determining that the wearable smart device has moved away from the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,415

METHOD FOR PROCESSING MESSAGE, NETWORK ELEMENT OF BEARER NETWORK, M2M NODE, SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUMS

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A device triggering message processing method, comprising:receiving a device triggering authorization request which contains an identifier of a Common Service Entity (CSE) and is sent by the CSE;
sending a device triggering authorization permission to the CSE according to the device triggering authorization request;
receiving a Device-Action-Request instruction which contains a Device-Action Attribute Value Pair (AVP) and is set and sent by the CSE;
performing authorization checking on the CSE according to the Device-Action-Request instruction, and acquiring an internal identifier and routing information of a triggered device;
sending a triggering request message to the triggered device according to the internal identifier and the routing information;
setting a Device-Notification AVP containing a Request-Status AVP, wherein the Request-Status AVP is used to indicate a status of the triggering request message; and
sending a Device-Action-Answer instruction containing the Device-Notification AVP to the CSE.

US Pat. No. 10,182,414

ACCURATELY TRACKING A MOBILE DEVICE TO EFFECTIVELY ENABLE MOBILE DEVICE TO CONTROL ANOTHER DEVICE

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method for tracking a mobile device, the method comprising:estimating a reference position of said mobile device;
fetching audio samples of audio signals at various frequencies from speakers over a duration of time;
performing a fast Fourier transform in said fetched samples to extract frequencies;
estimating a frequency shift in said extracted frequencies at one or more frequency ranges;
translating said estimated frequency shift to a velocity of said mobile device;
determining, by a processor, an absolute distance between said mobile device and another device using said reference position and a relative distance change between said mobile device and said another device;
determining a location of said mobile device based on said velocity of said mobile device and said absolute distance between said mobile device and said another device;
tracking said mobile device using said determined location of said mobile device; and
controlling said another device by tracking said mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,413

WIRELESS POSITIONING USING SCHEDULED TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A positioning method performed by a station (STA) in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, from a reference device in the wireless network, a schedule providing a measurement time for each of one or more wireless channels, wherein the schedule is time-stamped by the reference device with a time of departure of the schedule from the reference device;
tuning to a first channel of the one or more wireless channels in accordance with the schedule;
while tuned to the first channel in accordance with the schedule, receiving a first message from a first access point (AP), the first message including a time-of-departure timestamp of the first message;
time-stamping the first message with a time-of-arrival timestamp;
synchronizing timing in the STA with timing in the reference device using the time of departure of the schedule from the reference device;
receiving an indication of a time at which the reference device received the first message from the first AP; and
determining a position of the STA based in part on the time-of-departure timestamp of the first message included in the first message, the time-of-arrival timestamp of the first message, and the time at which the reference device received the first message.

US Pat. No. 10,182,412

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING NARROWBAND SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a base station to transmit a narrowband synchronization signal to one or more user equipments (UEs) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a narrowband primary synchronization signal using a first Zadoff-Chu sequence having a predetermined root index; and
transmitting a narrowband secondary synchronization signal indicating a narrowband cell identity,
wherein the narrowband secondary synchronization signal is generated by multiplying a cover sequence, element by element, with a sequence which is generated by phase shifting of a base sequence,
wherein the base sequence is generated based on a second Zadoff-Chu sequence having a predetermined length L in a frequency domain,
wherein a root index of the second Zadoff-Chu sequence is selected from among M (M wherein L, M and k are natural numbers greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,182,411

METHOD AND ACCESS POINT FOR IMPLEMENTING TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for implementing timing synchronization performed by one or more root timing reference access points (APs) in a radio communication network comprising, each of the one or more root timing reference APs performing the method comprising the following steps:selecting an external timing reference source from different external timing reference sources of separate existing networks, wherein each of the separate existing networks at least partially overlap with the radio communication network;
deriving a reference timing from the external timing reference source;
propagating the reference timing to neighboring APs in the radio communication network;
when a first root timing reference AP of the root timing reference APs receives a reference timing from a second root timing reference AP, comparing, by the first root timing reference AP, a priority of an external timing reference source selected by the first root timing reference AP with that of an external timing reference source selected by the second root timing reference AP; and
based on determining that the priority of the external timing reference source selected by the second root timing reference AP is higher than the priority of the external timing reference source selected by the first root timing reference AP, determining, by the first root timing reference AP, a local timing based on the reference timing received from the second root timing reference AP, and propagating, by the first root timing reference AP, the local timing to neighboring APs in the radio communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,182,410

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING D2D SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL AND TERMINAL THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a Device-to-Device (D2D) synchronization signal in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:generating a first Primary D2D Synchronization Signal (PD2DSS) based on a first root index;
generating a second PD2DSS based on a second root index different from the first root index; and
transmitting the generated first PD2DSS and the generated second PD2DSS via different radio resources in one subframe,
wherein a transmission order of the first and second PD2DSS indicates that a transmission purpose is D2D communication when the first PD2DSS is transmitted earlier than the second PD2DSS,
wherein the transmission order indicates that the transmission purpose is D2D discovery when the second PD2DSS is transmitted earlier than the first PD2DSS.

US Pat. No. 10,182,409

UPLINK PATH INTEGRITY DETECTION IN DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Andrew Wireless Systems G...

1. A distributed antenna system, the system comprising:at least one master unit;
a plurality of remote antenna units each in communication with the at least one master unit; and
a system controller configured to:
determine a noise figure for an uplink path from at least one of the plurality of remote antenna units; and
modify a gain of the uplink path when the noise figure exceeds a desired threshold, wherein the noise figure is determined as a function of a measured signal power of an undesirable signal component in the uplink path from the remote antenna unit.

US Pat. No. 10,182,408

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL COMMAND GENERATING METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A transmit power control (TPC) command generating device, comprising:a processor, configured to determine a target cell in at least one non-serving high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) cell comprised in an active set of a user equipment,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
generate a TPC command of the target cell according to a measurement result of a downlink channel of the target cell; and
determine the target cell in the at least one non-serving HS-DSCH cell by using indication information acquired from a control device, wherein the indication information is used to instruct the user equipment to determine the target cell in the at least one non-serving HS-DSCH cell, and
wherein the indication information is cell indication information, and the cell indication information is used to identify the target cell, and the TPC command generating device further comprises:
a first receiver, configured to receive the cell indication information sent by the control device; and
the processor is further configured to determine, according to the cell indication information, a cell corresponding to the cell indication information in the at least one non-serving HS-DSCH cell as the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,182,407

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT IN A SYSTEM CONFIGURED WITH SERVING CELLS HAVING D2D SUB-FRAMES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power control method, applicable to a system configured with serving cells, comprising:A, calculating, by a user equipment (UE), transmission power required by each of the serving cells configured for the UE, wherein at least one of the serving cells is configured with device to device (D2D) sub-frames;
B, determining, by the UE, a channel or a signal that is possible to be transmitted in each of the serving cells and allocating transmission power for the channel or signal according to conditions of the serving cells configured for the UE and a relation between an amount of total transmission power required by all of the serving cells configured for the UE and an amount of maximum transmission power configured for the UE; and
C, transmitting, by the UE, the channel or signal of a serving cell according to the transmission power allocated to the channel or signal of the serving cell,
wherein the allocating the transmission power for the channel or signal comprises allocating the transmission power for the channel or signal according to a priority for allocating transmission power of the channel or signal of each of the serving cells, and
wherein the priority is determined based on whether the channel or signal is related to D2D service, cellular network communication service, public safety (PS) service, or non-public safety (N-PS) service.

US Pat. No. 10,182,406

POWER HEADROOM REPORT FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE AND A BASE STATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one radio resource configuration (RRC) message comprising:
configuration parameters of a plurality of cells for communication with the base station;
a first power headroom information element (IE) indicating a new extended power headroom report is configured; and
a second power headroom IE, wherein the first power headroom IE is configured as setup when:
a secondary cell in the plurality of cells is configured with a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and
the second power headroom IE indicates that a power headroom report is configured as setup; and
transmitting a media-access-control (MAC) packet comprising:
a first Type 2 power headroom field of a primary cell in the plurality of cells; and
a second Type 2 power headroom field of the secondary cell based on the secondary cell being activated;
wherein:
a calculation of a first Type 2 power headroom level of the first Type 2 power headroom field is based on a calculated power of a PUCCH of the primary cell and a calculated power of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) of the primary cell;
a calculation of a second Type 2 power headroom level of the second Type 2 power headroom field is based on a calculated power of the PUCCH of the secondary cell and a calculated power of a PUSCH of the secondary cell; and
a calculation of a Type 1 power headroom level of a Type 1 power headroom field of the secondary cell is based on a calculated power of the PUSCH of the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,182,405

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:reference signal generating circuitry, which, in operation, generates a first Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) which is to be transmitted periodically and a second SRS which is to be transmitted with a time interval between triggering and transmission that is different from a transmission time interval of the first SRS, both of the first SRS and the second SRS being reference signals for channel-quality estimation;
offset setting circuitry, which, in operation, sets a first offset to control transmission power used to transmit the first SRS and sets a second offset to control transmission power used to transmit the second SRS, the second offset being different from the first offset; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the first SRS with the transmission power controlled based on the first offset and to transmit the second SRS with the transmission power controlled based on the second offset.

US Pat. No. 10,182,404

TRANSMIT POWER CALIBRATION FOR MATCHING THE COVERAGE OF DIFFERENT RADIO TECHNOLOGIES ON A COMMON RADIO NODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:automatically determining first power settings for a first radio access technology (RAT) based on second power settings for a second RAT; and
automatically applying the first power settings as power settings for the first RAT, wherein
automatically determining the first power settings comprises determining a power setting function reflecting one or more differences between a first frequency band associated with the first RAT and a second frequency band associated with the second RAT, wherein the power setting function is based on at least one of a constant offset value, receiver sensitivity of the first RAT, receiver sensitivity of the second RAT, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,182,403

DIPLEXED COUPLER FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A radio frequency device comprising:a transmit switch in communication with a plurality of transmit paths, at least one of the transmit paths supporting carrier aggregation transmission of a first radio frequency band and a second radio frequency band;
a coupler including a first port and a second port, the first port in communication with the transmit switch and the second port in communication with an antenna, the coupler configured to provide a transmit signal from the transmit switch to the antenna; and
a power measurement module in communication with the coupler, the power measurement module part of a coupled path that is separate from the plurality of transmit paths, the power measurement module including a first diplexer in communication with one of a plurality of switches, the first diplexer configured to multiplex a first signal corresponding to the first radio frequency band and a second signal corresponding to the second radio frequency band, a second diplexer in communication with a first power amplifier and a second power amplifier from a plurality of power amplifiers, the first power amplifier corresponding to the first radio frequency band and the second power amplifier corresponding to the second radio frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,182,402

LOCATOR DEVICE WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

GeoTraq Inc., Seattle, W...

1. An apparatus comprising: an interval timer; a power control;a Short Message Service (SMS) packetizer;
a geo-locator;
a radio frequency (RF) communicator; and
a controller and a memory, the memory comprising instructions for the controller to operate the interval timer cooperatively with the power control to cause a transition of the geo-locator from a sleep state to a wake state after a preset defined time interval, and to operate the geo-locator to receive signal strength levels and corresponding cell ids from a plurality of cellular base stations, and to operate the SMS packetizer to package the signal strength levels and the corresponding cell ids into a first outgoing SMS message, and to communicate the first outgoing SMS message to a preset address using the RF communicator.

US Pat. No. 10,182,401

WEARABLE APPARATUS AND NETWORK FOR COMMUNICATION THEREWITH

Acticheck Ltd, Saffron W...

1. A wearable device comprising:a processor;
at least one transceiver;
a sensor configured to sense the presence of a user;
an energy source for powering the at least one transceiver, processor, and sensor, wherein the processor is configured to cause the at least one transceiver to transmit information indicative of a presence of a user, and wherein the energy source is configured to reduce its power output when the sensor configured to sense the presence of a user confirms the absence of a user, and wherein the at least one transceiver is configured to transmit a signal at a first time interval, and wherein the transceiver is configured to transmit a signal at a second time interval when the user presence sensor confirms the absence of a user, wherein the second time interval is greater than the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,182,400

LOW-POWER WAKE-UP MECHANISM FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:a first wireless device comprising
a primary wireless transceiver;
a secondary wireless receiver; and
an electronic processor configured to
operate the first wireless device and communicate through the primary wireless transceiver when in an active mode,
monitor the secondary wireless receiver for a wake-up signal when the first wireless device is in a sleep mode, and
transition the first wireless device from the sleep mode to the active mode in response to detecting the wake-up signal through the secondary wireless receiver, and
a second wireless device, wherein
the first wireless electronic device is configured to monitor the secondary wireless receiver for the wake-up signal by monitoring an antenna for a binary high signal at a defined number of intervals according to a first duty cycle, and
wherein the second wireless electronic device is configured to monitor a wireless receiver for a second wake-up signal by monitoring an antenna of the second wireless electronic device for a binary high signal at a second defined number of intervals according to a second duty cycle, the second duty cycle being different from the first duty cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,182,399

RECEIVE OPERATION MODE REPORTING AND SUBSEQUENT FRAME TRANSMISSION BASED ON TRANSITIONS BETWEEN POWER MANAGEMENT MODES

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a first wireless device, a first data frame to a second wireless device, wherein a format of the first data frame comprises
(i) a field indicating a change in current receive operation mode settings to updated receive operation mode settings, wherein the field includes a first value indicating a number of spatial streams and a second value indicating a channel width, and
(ii) a subfield having a value indicating a power management mode of the first wireless device, wherein the power management mode is a power save mode, and wherein the first data frame is transmitted while enabling the power save mode or while in the power save mode;
receiving, by the first wireless device, an acknowledgement frame to enable the power management mode indicated by the subfield in the first data frame, the acknowledgement frame is received from the second wireless device based on transmission of the first data frame to the second wireless device,
wherein, while in the power management mode, reception of additional data frames from the second wireless device is delayed until transmission of a second data frame by the first wireless device, wherein the second data frame includes a value indicating a change in the power management mode;
transmitting, by the first wireless device, the second data frame upon completing configuration of the first wireless device to enable wireless communication in accordance with the updated receive operation mode settings; and
receiving the additional data frames from the second wireless device based on transmission of the second data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,182,398

DOWNSTREAM DEVICE SERVICE LATENCY REPORTING FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a processor;
a memory controller coupled to the processor to provide access to a system memory; and
an interface controller to communicate with an endpoint device, the interface controller coupled to the processor and configured to access a register of the endpoint device, the register to be mapped into a memory space of the system, the register to store a service latency tolerance value of the endpoint device;
wherein the endpoint device has a service latency tolerance value for a first state and a service latency tolerance value for a second state; and
wherein the service latency tolerance value for the first state is greater than the service latency tolerance value for the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,182,397

STATE CHANGE ENABLED BY A HIERARCHICAL CLASS OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK DEVICE

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
in response to determining a first field radio access network device relationship between a field radio access network device and a gateway radio access network device having a gateway neighbor relationship with a macro radio access network device, a second field radio access network device relationship between the field radio access network device and an intermediate radio access network device comprising an intermediate neighbor relationship with the gateway radio access network device, and a third field radio access network device relationship between the field radio access network device and a user equipment that is not affiliated with the field radio access network device and is not affiliated with a neighbor radio access network device that is a neighbor to the field radio access network device, determining a state transition for a state of the field radio access network device based on the first field radio access network device relationship, the second field radio access network device relationship, and the third field radio access network device relationship; and
in response to determining that a trigger rule related to initiating the state transition has been satisfied, initiating the state transition for the state of the field radio access network device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,396

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN MULTI ANTENNA SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for reducing power consumption of a base station (BS) including at least one radio frequency (RF) unit, the method comprising:identifying a resource assigned by the BS;
determining, by comparing a number of resource blocks (RBs) assigned by the BS for communication with a reference value, whether to transition the at least one RF unit to a power saving mode;
if the at least one RF unit is transitioned to the power saving mode, turning off a power input to a power amplifier of at least one of at least two antenna paths of the at least one RF unit; and
if the at least one RF unit is not transitioned to the power saving mode, maintaining power inputs to power amplifiers of the at least two antenna paths of the at least one RF unit.

US Pat. No. 10,182,395

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, RECEPTION QUALITY REPORTING METHOD, AND DATA TRANSMISSION STATE SWITCHING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A terminal comprising:a cell-detection-signal receiving section that receives a first cell-detection-signal transmitted from a first base station performing data transmission and a second cell-detection-signal transmitted from a second base station stopping data transmission;
a measurement section that measures, using the first or the second cell-detection-signal, reception quality of signals transmitted from a plurality of base stations including the first and the second base stations to acquire reception-quality measurement-values;
a configuration-information receiving section that receives first configuration information indicating a plurality of first offset values to be added respectively to the reception-quality measurement-values of the plurality of base stations and second configuration information on a second offset value to be added commonly to a reception-quality measurement-value of the second base station;
a base-station state determining section that determines, using the first and the second cell-detection-signals, whether a measurement-target base station for which reception quality is to be measured is the first base station or is the second base station; and
a measurement-result report determining section that calculates, when the measurement-target base station is the second base station, a reception-quality measurement-result by adding the first offset value corresponding to the measurement-target base station and the second offset value to a reception-quality measurement-value of the measurement-target base station and determines whether to report the reception-quality measurement-result.

US Pat. No. 10,182,394

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a control module configured to control operation of the communication apparatus; and
a communication module configured to determine whether or not information obtained by reception from another communication apparatus has been changed and control state transition of the control module in a case where it is determined that the information obtained by the reception has been changed,
wherein control of the state transition of the control module includes transition of a state of the control module to an active state or an inactive state,
wherein the information obtained by the reception includes existence information containing identification information of another communication apparatus that communicably exists in the vicinity of the communication apparatus, and
wherein in a case where reception from another communication apparatus having identification information that is not contained in the existence information is performed, the communication module determines that the existence information has been changed and causes transition of the state of the control module from the inactive state to the active state.

US Pat. No. 10,182,393

MACRO-CELL ASSISTED SMALL CELL DISCOVERY AND RESOURCE ACTIVATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A method for controlling a small cell base station in a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of small cell base stations controlled by a macro base station, the method comprising:requesting, by the macro base station, from a small cell base station an RF fingerprint on a specific resource;
measuring, by the small cell base station, the RF fingerprint with respect to neighboring small cells for acquiring information describing a vicinity around the small cell base station; and
reporting the RF fingerprint from the small cell base station to the macro base station,
wherein, for determining a small base station in the wireless communication system for serving a user equipment, the method further comprises:
in response to a request from the macro base station to the user equipment, taking, by the user equipment, a measurement for acquiring information describing a vicinity around the user equipment;
reporting the measured information from the user equipment to the macro base station; and
based on the reported information from the user equipment and based on reference information characterizing the vicinity of the plurality of the small cell base stations under the control of the macro base station, identifying one or more sleeping candidate small cell base stations within the vicinity of the user equipment from the plurality of small cell base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,182,392

BROADCAST INFORMATION BLOCK ASSISTANCE FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:wireless communication circuitry; and
one or more processing elements coupled to the wireless communication circuitry, wherein the one or more processing elements are configured to:
obtain a first plurality of broadcast information blocks from a first base station;
receive a second plurality of broadcast information blocks associated with the first base station, wherein said receiving the second plurality of broadcast information blocks is from a source other than a base station, and wherein at least a subset of the second plurality of broadcast information blocks are different than the first plurality of broadcast information blocks;
determine if the second plurality of broadcast information blocks correspond to the first plurality of broadcast information blocks based on version information specified in the first plurality of broadcast information blocks;
when the second plurality of broadcast information blocks correspond to the first plurality of broadcast information blocks, use the first and second pluralities of broadcast information blocks to perform communication with the first base station without obtaining the second plurality of information blocks from the first base station.

US Pat. No. 10,182,391

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A UE-TO-NETWORK RELAY

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of reducing interruption of service, the method comprising:receiving, at a remote user equipment (UE) linked in communication with a first UE-to-network relay (UNR) and receiving a service via the first UNR, a first message from the first UNR, the first message causing the remote UE to initiate a discovery procedure to discover a new UNR to enable the remote UE to continue receiving the service, the first message including a cause code indicating a reason for sending the first message;
wherein the discovery procedure is initiated to cause the remote UE to select a second UNR as the new UNR from a plurality of suitable UNRs to enable the service to be continued via the second UNR.

US Pat. No. 10,182,390

COMMUNICATING AN INDICATOR EXTENDING AN AREA SCOPE OF SYSTEM INFORMATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a wireless access network node to a user equipment (UE), a first information element that identifies neighboring cells, and a second information element that includes an indicator that extends an area scope of system information to an extended area that is larger than a first area corresponding to a first area scope of the system information, the second information element different from the first information element, wherein the indicator includes identification information that identifies the system information shared by multiple cells including the neighboring cells identified by the first information element, the identified system information comprising one or more selected from among a system information block and a scheduling block.

US Pat. No. 10,182,389

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESTRICTING USAGE REGION OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for restricting a usage region of a mobile terminal, applied to a mobile terminal, comprising:obtaining cell identification information of at least one cell network that covers a current location of the mobile terminal, the at least one cell network corresponding to a wireless communications network corresponding to a network standard supported by the mobile terminal, and the cell identification information comprising at least one of frequency channel number information, and the frequency channel number information and auxiliary cell identification information;
determining a cell network having maximum signal strength in the at least one cell network covering the current location of the mobile terminal;
sending cell identification information corresponding to the cell network having maximum signal strength to a control device connected to the mobile terminal;
determining, according to a region lock instruction delivered by the control device, the cell identification information corresponding to the cell network having maximum signal strength, the region lock instruction comprising the cell identification information corresponding to the cell network having maximum signal strength;
determining the cell identification information corresponding to the cell network having maximum signal strength as locked identification information;
determining whether the cell identification information comprises cell identification information matching the locked identification information, a parameter of the locked identification information being in a one-to-one correspondence with a parameter of the cell identification information;
accessing, by the mobile terminal, a cell network corresponding to the locked identification information when the cell identification information comprises the cell identification information matching the locked identification information; and
skipping access, by the mobile terminal, of a wireless communication network when the cell identification information does not comprise the cell identification information matching the locked identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,182,388

METHOD FOR DETECTING DISCOVERY SIGNAL FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for, at a user equipment (UE), detecting a discovery signal for device-to-device communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a discovery signal group including a predetermined number of codewords based on a known discovery signal of a counterpart UE;
determining a representative metric according to a linear combination of values obtained by multiplying each of metrics corresponding to the codewords of the discovery signal group and each of weight factors corresponding to the codewords of the discovery signal group; and
determining that the known discovery signal of the counterpart UE is detected, when the representative metric is greater than a predetermined value,
wherein the weight factors are determined based on a distance between the UE and each of the codewords of the discovery signal group.

US Pat. No. 10,182,387

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT VIA DIVERSE NETWORKS

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
identifying available pathways for a mobile communication device to access a first network;
monitoring communications between the mobile communication device and the first network via the available pathways to generate a history of network connectivity associated with the mobile communication device;
predicting opportunities for the mobile communication device to access the first network via the available pathways during a first time period according to the history of network connectivity;
selecting a first pathway of the available pathways according to the opportunities that are predicted for the mobile communication device to access the first network via the available pathways during the first time period;
directing transmission of first data to the mobile communication device from the first network via the first pathway during the first time period; and
directing transmission of second data to the mobile communication device from a second network, wherein a presence of the second data from the second network at the mobile communication device enables an application to utilize the first data from the first network at the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,386

COMMUNICATION METHOD OF DETERMINING SUITABLE COMMUNICATION PATHS BETWEEN DEVICES

Nomad Spectrum Limited, ...

1. A method of determining suitable communication paths between a first device aboard a vehicle and a second device, said first device being connected to a plurality of third devices to which said second device is also connected, comprising at said first device:for each of said third devices obtaining first information indicating a characteristic of communications between said first device and said second device via said third devices;
obtaining second information associated with first data to be transmitted from said first device to said second device;
determining based upon said first and second information whether any of said third devices should receive said first data for communication of said first data to said second device; and
wherein if it is determined that none of said third devices should receive said first data, ceasing communication of second data from said first device to one of said third devices and selecting said one of said third devices to communicate said first data from said first device to said one of said third devices.

US Pat. No. 10,182,385

MULTI-PATH WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

Site Pro, LLC, Lubbock, ...

1. A node configured to cooperate with other nodes to form a multi-hop, multi-path, ad hoc wireless network, the node comprising:one or more processors;
a radio communicatively coupled to the processor; and
memory communicatively coupled to the processor and storing instructions that when executed by at least some of the processors cause operations comprising:
obtaining a directed acyclic graph describing a plurality of wireless connections between a plurality of downstream nodes forming a multi-path route to an Internet connected wireless transceiver;
determining a transmit frequency by:
obtaining a geolocation from which transmitting data is to occur;
querying a remote database with the geolocation to obtain available frequencies;
sensing, in a wireless media environment of the node where available frequencies and transmission strengths vary, spectrum for incumbents operating at frequencies that would be impacted by operation of the node; and
selecting within the sensed spectrum the transmit frequency in a television (TV) whitespace band from among the available frequencies responsive to the query, wherein the selected frequency does not interfere with the incumbents, including at least one incumbent entitled to interference protection and at least one incumbent for which no information has been provided by a federal communications commission (FCC) database;
determining an encoding kernel specifying transformations to be performed by the plurality of downstream nodes on data received from upstream nodes, wherein the data contains redundant information that is to be used for error detection or error correction and that is to be received at a downstream node, wherein:
the encoding kernel specifies a respective scalar value for each of a plurality of adjacent pairs of channels in the multi-path route; and
transmitting data from a data source to a downstream node in the directed acyclic graph specified by the encoding kernel such that the data is conveyed through the multi-hop, multi-path route to the Internet connected wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,182,384

METHODS FOR OPERATING A MOBILE STATION AND A BASE STATION IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION AND BASE STATION THEREOF

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A method for operating a mobile station in a radio communication system comprising:receiving from a serving base station of said mobile station first radio resource information for a transmission of first reference signals by an antenna array via a first radiation beam being directed by at least one neighboring base station of said serving base station towards a first direction and being aligned with respect to a first elevation angle and at least one second radio resource information for a transmission of at least second reference signals by said antenna array via at least one second radiation beam directed by said at least one neighboring base station to at least one second direction and being aligned with respect to a second elevation angle different to said first elevation angle;
receiving said first reference signals based on said first radio resource information;
receiving said at least second reference signals based on said at least one second radio resource information;
determining first quality information of said first radiation beam (BM1-BS1) based on said received first reference signals and at least second quality information of said at least second radiation beam based on said received at least second reference signals; and
transmitting at least one of said first quality information and said at least second quality information to said serving base station.

US Pat. No. 10,182,383

METHOD OF HANDLING CELL RESELECTION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of handling cell reselection, adapted to a communication device of a communication system, comprising:receiving a first cell reselection information message from a cell of the communication system, wherein the first cell reselection information message comprises at least one cell reselection threshold;
generating a rule ranking list, further comprising:
selecting a best cell according to a given criteria for each of a plurality of frequencies; and
storing the best cell into the rule ranking list if the best cell is corresponding with the cell reselection threshold; and
selecting one of the best cells for cell reselection according to the rule ranking list, further comprising:
calculating a plurality of intervals each corresponding to one of the best cells within the rule ranking list according to the cell reselection threshold;
generating a cell reselection value; and
determining which of the plurality of intervals the cell reselection value is bounded in in order to determine which one of the best cells for cell reselection.

US Pat. No. 10,182,382

LOCAL OFFLOAD AND SMALL CELL ARCHITECTURE (SCA)

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A small cell evolved NodeB device (SeNB), comprising:a processor, configured at least to:
receive, via an X2 interface, a correlation identification (ID) from a macro evolved NodeB (MeNB);
determine an Internet Protocol (IP) address for a local gateway (LGW) that is collocated with the SeNB;
send, via the X2 interface, the address of the collocated LGW to the MeNB; and
utilize the correlation ID to establish a path through the collocated LGW for a bearer of a packet data network (PDN) connection, wherein the bearer is a local Internet Packet (IP) access (LIPA) bearer or a selected IP traffic offload (SIPTO) bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,182,381

MULTIPLE NETWORK ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD

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

1. A method for transmitting a multimedia broadcast service by a base station, the method comprising:establishing a connection with a mobile device via a first frequency associated with a bidirectional network;
transmitting, via the first frequency, information associated with a unidirectional network, wherein the information includes resource information associated with a broadcast event;
broadcasting, via the first frequency and on a resource indicated by the resource information, data associated with the broadcast event; and
transmitting, via the first frequency, data on a resource other than the resource indicated by the resource information.

US Pat. No. 10,182,380

RADIO TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RADIO BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal comprising:a controller containing at least one processor and at least one memory, and configured to perform a switching process of switching a connection target from a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to a wireless LAN, wherein
the controller is configured to determine, on the basis of a determination parameter used for determining whether to perform the switching process, whether or not a condition to perform the switching process is satisfied,
the controller is further configured to transmit, in response to determining that the condition to perform the switching process is satisfied, first information indicating that the condition to perform the switching process is satisfied, to a source radio base station provided in the LTE network,
the condition includes a first condition and a second condition,
the first condition is a condition which should be satisfied at the LTE network side,
the second condition is a condition which should be satisfied at the wireless LAN side,
the first information indicates that both the first condition and the second condition are satisfied,
the determination parameter used for the determining is an individual parameter individually notified from the LTE network or a broadcast parameter broadcast from the LTE network, and
the controller is further configured to transmit, in addition to the first information, determination parameter information indicating which of the individual parameter or the broadcast parameter is used as the determination parameter, to the source radio base station in the LTE network.

US Pat. No. 10,182,379

OFFLOADABILITY OF PDN CONNECTION FOR LTE-WLAN INTERWORKING CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a packet data network (PDN) connection by a terminal equipment (TE) in a mobile communication network supporting multiple radio access technologies (RATs);
transmitting an ATtention (AT) command by the TE, wherein the AT command is for querying an offloadability of the PDN connection;
receiving a response from a mobile termination (MT), wherein the response indicates whether the PDN connection can be offloaded to a second RAT from a first RAT, wherein the AT command comprises a field that indicates the offloadability of the PDN connection of a 3G or 4G system; and
determining whether to offload data traffic of the PDN connection to the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,182,378

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HANDOVER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a base station for controlling a handover of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a first neighboring base station, a first message indicating a link connection failure between the first neighboring base station and a first mobility management entity (MME) in response to a state of a link connection between the first neighboring base station and the first MME being changed from a connected state into a disconnected state;
determining at least one of a second neighboring base station and a second MME in response to receiving the first message indicating the link connection failure; and
transmitting a second message for requesting a handover to the at least one of the second neighboring base station and the second MME,
wherein the second neighboring base station comprises a target base station which is served by the first MME, and
wherein the second MME comprises a serving MME which serves the first neighboring base station.

US Pat. No. 10,182,377

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR HANDOVER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving at a source serving node from a serving node an identifier associated with a group of random access channel preambles for allocation by the source serving node, the group of random access channel preambles having been reserved at the serving node from available random access channel preambles for the serving node;
allocating at the source serving node at least one from the group of random access channel preambles, in response to determining a handover from the source serving node to a target serving node without further communicating with the serving node; and
transmitting by the source serving node a message to the target serving node, the message comprising the at least one from the group of random access channel preambles.

US Pat. No. 10,182,376

HANDOVER INTO DYNAMIC TDD UL/DL CONFIGURATION ENABLED CELL AND/OR COMP CELLS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, the method comprising:generating enhanced interference mitigation and traffic adaptation (eIMTA) configuration information, by a target cell, for a user equipment (UE) to receive first Time Division Duplex (TDD) configuration information from the target cell by Layer 1 signaling;
generating, by the target cell, a handover command to perform a handover of the UE to the target cell, wherein the handover command contains second TDD configuration information and the eIMTA configuration information;
transmitting, by the target cell, the handover command; and
transmitting, by the target cell, the first TDD configuration information to the UE by Layer 1 signaling after the handover is complete.

US Pat. No. 10,182,375

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GLOBAL LOCATION REGISTER (GLR) FOR LTE/4G MOBILE NETWORK

StarHome Mach GmbH, Zuri...

1. A method of managing voice calls for a mobile handset having a home network and roaming outside of said home network in a visited network, both said home network and said visited network being fourth generation/long term evolution (4G/LTE) networks characterized by use of Internet Protocol (IP) wherein voice calls use third generation (3G) technology, said third generation technology involving circuit switching, said managing to be carried out at said visited network without informing the home network, the method comprising:registering the mobile handset in 4G at the roaming network;
obtaining and prestoring 3G information for the mobile handset from the home network while the mobile handset is registered in 4G;
obtaining a request for a 3G registration initiated by a Circuit-Switch-Fallback process following a voice call associated with mobile handset; and
reregistering the mobile handset in 3G at the roaming network to use circuit switch fallback for the voice call, the reregistering comprising using the prestored 3G information, thereby carrying out said reregistering, without notifying the reregistration to the home network, wherein said obtaining and prestoring said 3G information comprises using an emulated general packet radio service (GPRS) registration to obtain a GPRS profile.

US Pat. No. 10,182,374

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTRICTING MOBILITY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for performing management of mobility events in a wireless network, comprising:by one or more processors of the wireless network:
when the mobile station moves from a first service region served by a first base station to a second service region served by a second base station in the wireless network, receiving a request from the second base station for the mobile station associated with a handoff from the first base station to the second base station;
in response to the request, preventing hand-off of the mobile station from the first base station to the second base station by sending an indication in response to the second base station, wherein mobility between the first base station and any other base station is restricted; and
receiving a request for re-entry of the mobile station in the second service region via the second base station;
enabling network re-entry of the mobile station in the second service region served by the second base station by sending a response permitting re-entry of the mobile station in the second service region.

US Pat. No. 10,182,373

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PHONE CALL INITIATED BY A TERMINAL CONNECTED TO A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for controlling a phone call initiated by a first communication terminal connected to a communications network via an operator network, the method comprising, by a server of the operator network:receiving a request to set up a phone call between the first communication terminal and a second communication terminal, the request including an identifier of the first terminal, an identifier of the second terminal and at least one initial descriptive parameter of the phone call;
determining whether a degraded call mode is to be activated via an interrogation of an identifier database according to the identifier of the first terminal and the identifier of the second terminal; and
when the degraded call mode is to be activated, modifying the initial descriptive parameter, and transmitting a message to a management server of the operator network, the message including the modified descriptive parameter and being intended to set up the phone call via the communication network or to modify the phone call in progress between the first terminal and the second terminal, the modified descriptive parameter representing a degraded call quality compared with the initial descriptive parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,182,372

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING D2D SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a D2D (device-to-device) signal, which is transmitted by a first terminal in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of:setting a first resource pattern comprising a first resource unit and a second resource unit, the first resource pattern set based on a first resource pool to be used by the first terminal to transmit and receive D2D signals,
wherein the first resource unit is used by the first terminal to transmit a D2D signal, and the second resource unit is used by the first terminal to receive a D2D signal;
transmitting the D2D signal in a first subframe corresponding to the first resource unit;
determining whether or not a collision occurs between the first resource pool of the first terminal and a second resource pool of a second terminal by monitoring a D2D signal of the second terminal in a second subframe corresponding to the second resource unit of the first resource pool,
wherein the second resource pattern is set by the second terminal based on the second resource pool, the second resource pool used by the second terminal to transmit and receive D2D signals, and
wherein the first resource pattern is different from a second resource pattern; and
reconfiguring the first resource pattern by comparing a first resource pattern number of the first resource pattern and a second resource pattern number of the second resource pattern with each other, if the first resource pool and the second resource pool are determined as being collided with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,182,371

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of controlling a Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) in a cellular communications network, the cellular communications network having an overlapping coverage area with a Wireless Local Access Network (WLAN) the method comprising:receiving data relating to the WLAN and the cellular communications network, wherein the received data relates to congestion in the WLAN;
analyzing the received data to identify congestion in the WLAN; and
configuring a downlink capacity of the cellular communications network based on the analysis of the received data, including changing a ratio of uplink capacity to downlink capacity of the cellular communications network in response to the identified congestion in the WLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,182,370

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUFFER STATUS REPORTING FOR MULTI-STREAM AGGREGATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for buffer status reporting for multi-stream aggregation (MSA), the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a configuration regarding enabling cross-node buffer status reporting;
receiving, by the UE, a first uplink allocation from a first network node;
receiving, by the UE, a second uplink allocation from a second network node;
transmitting, by the UE, in the first uplink allocation to the first network node, buffer status intended for and to be forwarded to the second network node when the first uplink allocation is received before the second uplink allocation, wherein the buffer status intended to be forwarded to the second network node is a status for data only destined for the second network node;
receiving, by the UE, a second configuration regarding disabling cross-node buffer status reporting;
receiving, by the UE, the second uplink allocation from the second network node after receiving the configuration regarding disabling cross-node buffer status reporting; and
transmitting, by the UE, the buffer status in the second uplink allocation to the second network node.

US Pat. No. 10,182,369

FLOW CONTROL WITH ACKNOWLEDGMENT FEEDBACK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a wireless device comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuity configured to:determine based on buffer capacity parameters of a station and a receive buffer state of the station a size, a bandwidth of a subchannel, and a number of spatial streams (NSS) for a frame;
encode the frame based on the size, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), the bandwidth of the subchannel, and the NSS; and
configure the wireless device to transmit the frame in accordance with the size, the MCS, the bandwidth of the subchannel, the NSS, and one or both of orthogonal frequency division multiple-access (OFDMA) or multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO).

US Pat. No. 10,182,368

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BIDIRECTIONAL APPLICATIONS

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for bidirectional data transfer between a source application entity and a destination application entity in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:controlling, by at least one processing device of the destination application entity as a client device in the wireless communication system:
monitoring uplink data transfer and downlink data transfer between the source application entity and the destination application entity, and
uplink data transfer instances and downlink data transfer instances to take place respectively in single active states of the client device based on the monitoring;
in which the least one processing device uses a client device application to monitor the uplink data transfer timing and the downlink data transfer timing for n uplink data transfers tulx, tulx+1, tulx+2, . . . , tulx+n?1 and n downlink data transfers tdly, tdly+1, tdly+2, . . . , tdly+n?1;
in which the downlink data transfer instances correspond respectively to times at which the client device is to receive downlink data from the source application entity; and
controlling, by the at least one processing device using the client device application,
determining a time difference, Tzc, between every downlink data transfer instance and uplink data transfer instance pair of the n uplink and downlink data transfer instances, wherein Tzc=|tdly?tulx|, tdly is a given downlink data transfer instance of the n downlink data transfer instances and tulx is a given uplink data transfer instance of the n uplink data transfer instances;
determining a mean time difference, T?zc from the time differences Tzc, Tzc+1, Tzc+2, . . . , Tzc+n?1; and
when a bidirectional application with periodic downlink data transfer and periodic uplink data transfer is determined,
determining that the individual time differences Tzc, Tzc+1, Tzc+2, . . . , Tzc+n?1 are approximately the same as the mean time difference T?zc, when the individual time differences are within a predetermined threshold C of the mean time difference T?zc,
determining a difference, T?zc, between a time duration between two consecutive uplink data transfer instances and two consecutive downlink data transfer instances, T1, and T?zc, where T?zc=|T1?T?zc|, and
when T?zc when T?zc?T?zc and the uplink data transfer instance at tuly+n is determined to be advanceable to an uplink data transfer instance at tul?y+n, wherein tul?y+n=(tuly+n?T?zc), advancing the uplink data transfer instance at tuly+n to the uplink data transfer instance at tul?y+n.

US Pat. No. 10,182,367

SIGNALING TO APPLICATION LACK OF REQUESTED BANDWIDTH

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method performed on a computing device, the method comprising:receiving, from an application or a communications stack at a serial-to-parallel buffer of the computing device, a serial digital data stream;
converting, by the serial-to-parallel buffer, the received serial digital data stream into a plurality of parallel digital data streams;
receiving a request, from the application or communications stack, for transmission characteristics associated with transmissions from the computing device;
determining if a transmitter of the computing device can meet the requested transmission characteristics;
if the determination is that the transmitter is unable to meet the requested transmission characteristics, then communicating the determination to the application or the communications stack;
if the determination is that the transmitter is able to meet the requested transmission characteristics, then selecting separate subchannels from a plurality of subchannels of a channel based on a noise level detected on each subchannel;
modulating, by a multicarrier modulator of the computing device, each of the plurality of parallel digital data streams onto the selected separate subchannels resulting in modulated parallel digital data streams;
converting, by a parallel-to-serial converter of the computing device, the modulated parallel digital data streams into a modulated serial digital data stream;
converting, by a digital-to-analog converter of the computing device, the modulated serial digital data stream into a modulated analog data stream that represents the received serial digital data stream; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, the modulated analog data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,182,366

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MEASUREMENT RESOURCE DETERMINATION AND CSI REPORTING

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:circuitry, which, in operation,
determines at least one measurement resource, among at least two measurement resources configured per subframe, to be unreported when a number of the measurement resources configured in one subframe exceeds a maximum number of measurement resources that can be measured by a user equipment in one subframe, wherein the at least one measurement resource is determined based on a lowest priority assigned thereto and based on a number of unreported measurement resources within N subframes before a subframe in which the at least one measurement resource corresponding to the unreported measurement resources is configured, wherein N is an integer equal to or greater than 1, and
determines not to update a CSI (Channel State Information) for the unreported measurement resource per subframe, and
at least one output node coupled to the circuitry which, in operation, outputs a CSI for a measurement resource to be reported.

US Pat. No. 10,182,365

METHODS, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR CAPTURING MEASUREMENT RESULTS OF MOBILE DEVICES

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for providing information about a measurement result of a mobile device, the method comprising:obtaining by a mobile device a data message containing information about a measurement job, wherein the information about the measurement job comprises information about a geographical area in which the measurement job is to be carried out, wherein the geographical area is comprised in a reference system that comprises a plurality of granularities, wherein the reference system comprises a first plurality of sections in a first granularity from the plurality of granularities, wherein sections from the first plurality of sections comprise a second plurality of sections in a second granularity, wherein the information about the geographical area identifies at least one section that is comprised in the reference system;
by the mobile device coding the mobile device's own position using the reference system;
determining by the mobile device whether the mobile device is within the geographical area when the mobile device's coded position matches the information about the geographical area;
determining the measurement result based on the information about the measurement job if the mobile device is within the geographical area; and
providing the information about the measurement result based on the determined measurement result.

US Pat. No. 10,182,364

PERFORMING A CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION MEASUREMENT IN AN ENHANCED MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:receiving information associated with a number of channel state information (CSI) reference subframes to use in performing CSI measurements in a narrowband communication;
monitoring subframes on at least two frequency channels, each of the at least two frequency channels including a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); and
performing a CSI measurement across the at least two frequency channels based on the information associated with the number of CSI reference subframes, wherein the performing of the CSI measurement across the at least two frequency channels comprises:
determining a first set of CSI reference subframes on a first frequency channel of the at least two frequency channels, wherein the first set of CSI reference subframes comprises M reference subframes, M being based on the number of CSI reference subframes divided by a number of the at least two frequency channels;
determining a second set of CSI reference subframes on a second frequency channel of the at least two frequency channels, the first frequency channel being different than the second frequency channel; and
performing the CSI measurement across the at least two frequency channels based on the first set of CSI reference subframes and the second set of CSI reference subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,182,362

MECHANISMS OF VIRTUAL CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT FOR WI-FI DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless station device, comprisinga radio transceiver and processing circuitry to communicate with other station devices in a wireless network via a wireless channel;
wherein the processing circuitry is to:
employ a normal clear channel assessment (CCA) threshold to detect when the wireless channel is busy;
when operating during a spatial reuse phase, employ a virtual CCA threshold that is greater than the normal CCA threshold; and,
when the device is a member of a first basic service set (BSS) and when a device in a second BSS announces a spatial reuse phase and transmits data during the spatial reuse phase, the processing circuitry is further to send a data transmission to a receiver during the spatial reuse phase that is to end at the same time as or before the data transmission from the second BSS device ends.

US Pat. No. 10,182,361

RECEIVER BEHAVIOR FOR UPLINK MULTI-USER TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEMS

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method implemented by a wireless communication device for receiving a frame, the method comprising:transmitting, by the wireless communication device, a first frame that solicits an Up-Link Multi-User (UL MU) frame;
determining, by the wireless communication device, whether a second frame the UL MU frame solicited by the first frame;
receiving the second frame by performing a first procedure in response to determining that the second frame is the solicited UL MU frame; and
receiving the second frame by performing a second procedure in response to determining that the second frame is not the solicited UL MU frame,
wherein performing the first procedure includes performing a comparison of contents of a Legacy Signal (L-SIG) field of the second frame to expected contents of the L-SIG field of the second frame, performing a comparison of contents of a Signal A (SIG-A) field of the second frame to expected contents of the SIG-A field of the second frame, or both,
wherein performing the comparison of the contents of the L-SIG field to the expected contents of the L-SIG field includes comparing a value of a LENGTH field of the L-SIG field of the second frame to an expected value of the LENGTH field, comparing a value of a rate field of the L-SIG field of the second frame to an expected value of the rate field, or both, and
wherein performing the comparison of the contents of the SIG-A field to the expected contents of the SIG-A field includes one or more of:
comparing a value of a bandwidth field of the SIG-A field indicating an operating bandwidth to an expected value of the bandwidth field,
comparing a value of a Spatial Reuse field of the SIG-A field indicating a Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) level, an interference level accepted, or a transmission (TX) power to an expected value of the Spatial Reuse field,
comparing a value of a Space Time Block Coding (STBC) field of the SIG-A field indicating whether the second frame applies STBC to an expected value of the STBC field,
comparing a value of a Group Identifier (ID) field of the SIG-A field indicating a group which includes a station related to the second frame to an expected value of the Group ID field,
comparing a value of a Number of Space-Time Streams (NSTS) field of the SIG-A field indicating a number of space-time streams to an expected value of the NSTS field,
comparing a value of a Coding field of the SIG-A field indicating a coding type of the second frame to an expected value of the Coding field,
comparing a value of a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) field of the SIG-A field indicating a MCS of the second frame to an expected value of the MCS field,
comparing a value of a beamforming field of the SIG-A field indicating if the second frame applies beamforming to an expected value of the beamforming field,
comparing a value of a Transmission Opportunity (TXOP) Duration field of the SIG-A field indicating the remaining time in the current TXOP to an expected value of the TXOP Duration field, and
comparing a value of a Guard Interval (GI) field of the SIG-A field indicting a type of a length of a Cyclic Prefix (CP) of the second frame to an expected value of the GI field.

US Pat. No. 10,182,360

FTM PROTOCOL WITH ANGLE OF ARRIVAL AND ANGLE OF DEPARTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of performing a ranging operation between an initiator device and a responder device, the method performed by the initiator device and comprising:transmitting, to the responder device, a fine timing measurement (FTM) request frame including a request to estimate angle information for a number of frames exchanged between the initiator device and the responder device and indicating a level of accuracy for the estimated angle information;
receiving a first FTM frame from the responder device;
transmitting an acknowledgement (ACK) frame to the responder device; and
receiving, from the responder device, a second FTM frame including angle information of the first FTM frame and timing information of one or more of the exchanged frames.

US Pat. No. 10,182,359

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING SIGNAL RECEPTION SENSITIVITY

KT Corporation, Seongnam...

1. A method for testing a signal reception sensitivity of a wireless access point apparatus, comprising operations of:(a) transmitting a test packet from a first access point apparatus, as a transmission access point (AP), to a second access point apparatus, as a reception AP, the test packet being transmitted at a predetermined first transmission power level;
(b) measuring a packet error rate of the test packet and writing a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) level applied to the test packet, the packet error rate being measured and the MCS level being written by the second access point apparatus;
(c) transmitting a request for changing a transmission power level by increasing the transmission power level for retransmitting the test packet from the second access point apparatus to the first access point apparatus, in response to a completion of the measuring and the writing in operation (b);
(d) retransmitting the test packet at a changed transmission power level from the first access point apparatus to the second access point apparatus;
(e) repeating operations (b) to (d) until the changed transmission power level reaches a predetermined second transmission power level; and
(f) transmitting a test target AP switching request signal from the second access point apparatus to the first access point apparatus after operations (a) to (e), and in response to the test target AP switching request signal, repeating operations (a) to (e) with respect to the second access point apparatus as the transmission AP and the first access point apparatus as the reception AP.

US Pat. No. 10,182,358

TRANSMISSION MODULE, INFORMATION TRANSMISSION NETWORK SYSTEM, INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, INFORMATION TRANSMISSION PROGRAM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A transmission module that transmits predetermined send information to be processed by an information processing apparatus along a predetermined transmission path on which the information processing apparatus is present, the transmission module comprising a processor configured with a program to perform operations comprising:operation as a communication unit that sends the predetermined send information from the transmission module to a downstream transmission module on the predetermined transmission path in accordance with predetermined sending parameters that are set for sending of the predetermined send information from the transmission module to the downstream transmission module, the downstream transmission module being located downstream of the transmission module on the predetermined transmission path;
operation as a sending completion confirming unit that confirms a sending completion state in which the predetermined send information has been received by the downstream transmission module or has reached the information processing apparatus;
operation as a sending parameter changing unit that changes, if a sending failure in which the sending completion state of the predetermined send information is not confirmed by the sending completion confirming unit occurs, a part or all of the predetermined sending parameters used for sending of the predetermined send information with respect to which the sending failure has occurred;
operation as the communication unit that resends the predetermined send information in accordance with the predetermined sending parameters after the predetermined sending parameters are changed by the sending parameter changing unit; and
operation as an acquisition unit that acquires the part or all of the predetermined sending parameters changed by the sending parameter changing unit between the occurrence of the sending failure and confirmation of the sending completion state of the predetermined send information resent by the communication unit, and acquires resend result information related to a send result corresponding to the changed part or all of the predetermined sending parameters, wherein
the resend result information acquired by the acquisition unit is sent toward a predetermined processing apparatus, and
the predetermined sending parameters comprise a diversity parameter, a sending power parameter, a node parameter, a network parameter, and a channel parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,182,357

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BOTTOM-UP INVOCATION OF CONTROL SIGNAL REPEATERS IN A MESH LIGHTING NETWORK

Echelon Corporation, San...

1. A system for organizing lighting nodes in a lighting network, comprising:a central management system coupled to a wireless network, the central management system configured to organize and control a large array of lighting nodes;
at least one lighting node in the wireless network, configured to receive a discovery message from another lighting node in the wireless network, and in response thereto, to transmit to the central management system, a request message including information from the discovery message and a request to invoke a repeater function in the at least one lighting node, for forwarding messages from the other lighting node to the central management system;
the central management system configured to receive the request message from the at least one lighting node, to validate the information from the discovery message of the other lighting node, to determine a best path for communication of messages between the other lighting node and the central management system based on the information from the discovery message, and to cause a command to be transmitted to the at least one lighting node to invoke the repeater function in the at least one lighting node; and
a repeater approval timer in the central management system, configured to prevent other lighting nodes in the wireless network, from respectively invoking a repeater function in the respective other lighting nodes during a delay interval that the central management system starts when the command is transmitted to the at least one lighting node to invoke the repeater function in the at least one lighting node.

US Pat. No. 10,182,356

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING BEAM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING BEAMFORMING SCHEME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for determining a radio frequency (RF) beam by a base station in a wireless communication system supporting a beamforming scheme, the method comprising:determining a number of reference signal intervals in which a reference signal is transmitted based on a number of terminals;
obtaining based on the number of reference signal intervals, full uplink channel information for a plurality of antennas by iteratively performing partial uplink channel estimation, the partial uplink channel estimation using at least one partial transmission antenna among a plurality of transmission antennas of each of the terminals and at least one partial reception antenna among a plurality of reception antennas of the base station;
determining a reception RF beam and a transmission RF beam for each of the terminals based on the full uplink channel information; and
receiving based on the reception RF beam, signals transmitted by the terminals using the transmission RF beam.

US Pat. No. 10,182,355

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR TESTING AN AIR INTERFACE DEVICE BY SIMULATING MULTI-USER EQUIPMENT (MULTI-UE) UPLINK VIRTUAL MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT (MIMO)

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method for testing an air interface device by simulating multi-user equipment (multi-UE) uplink virtual multiple input-multiple output (MIMO), the method comprising:receiving, by a multi-UE simulator, a downlink signal transmission from an air interface device under test;
decoding, by the multi-UE simulator, the downlink signal transmission to identify simulated UEs with uplink resource block grants;
assigning, by the multi-UE simulator, uplink data transmissions for the simulated UEs with uplink resource block grants to antennas or cables such that uplink data transmissions for simulated UEs with overlapping uplink resource block grants are assigned to different antennas or cables; and
testing, by the multi-UE simulator, uplink virtual MIMO processing capability of the air interface device under test by generating and transmitting uplink signals from the simulated UEs with the overlapping uplink resource block grants to the air interface device under test using the different antennas or cables.

US Pat. No. 10,182,354

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING STANDALONE LTE BASED COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. An apparatus (101) in a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) communication network, the LTE network being a standalone network with reduced complexity, comprising the apparatus (101) connected to at least one User Equipment (UE) (102) using an LTE over-the-air interface and to an Application Server (AS) (103) using an SGi interface, wherein the apparatus comprises:control plane and data plane entities (201, 202) configured to integrate the functionality of an eNodeB and functionality of Core Network elements without any changes in the interface towards the UE, wherein the control plane and the data plane are separated based on the paradigm of Software Defined Networking (SDN);
the control plane entity configured to perform the signaling functions of eNodeB, Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (S-GW) and Packet Data Network Gateway (PDN GW/P-GW), and does not comprise of S1 Application Protocol (S1AP), X2 Application Protocol (X2AP), Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) for Control Plane (GTP-C) layers; and
the data plane entity configured to perform data forwarding functionality of eNodeB, S-GW and P-GW and does not comprise of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) for User Plane (GTP-U) layer.

US Pat. No. 10,182,353

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING PHYSICAL CHANNELS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A physical channel transmission method by a terminal in a communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving configuration information including an uplink frequency for use in uplink control channel transmission from a network;
configuring a plurality of carriers for a first base station and a second base station according to the configuration information; and
when a coverage area of the first base station to which the terminal has connected in an initial attach procedure is greater than a coverage area of the second base station which is added according to the configuration information, transmitting an uplink control channel, including a first uplink control information (UCI) of the first base station and a second UCI of the second base station, on the uplink frequency, based on transmit power control information transmitted by a base station with a highest transmit power among a plurality of base stations,
wherein the uplink frequency is configured for the second base station, and the first base station is configured to receive and process a signal transmitted on the uplink frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,182,352

SMALL CELL RESOURCE ALLOCATION

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of allocating a resource in a network of small cells, the method comprising:a first small cell detecting that a resource demand of the first small cell exceeds a resource allocation of the first small cell;
the first small cell selecting a new resource that is being used by a second small cell;
the first small cell determining whether the new resource should be allocated to either the first small cell or the second small cell, wherein a probability the new resource is allocated to the first small cell is proportional to a ratio of the resource demand of the first small cell to the resource allocation of the first small cell and is inversely proportional to a sum of a) a ratio of the resource demand of the first small cell to the resource allocation of the first small cell and b) a ratio of a resource demand of the second small cell to a resource allocation of the second small cell; and
the first small cell allocating the new resource according to the determined allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,182,351

METHOD FOR SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION RESOURCE-BASED AUTHENTICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of authorizing, by an M2M device, a request for a specific operation of a first resource in a wireless communication system, comprising:identifying an M2M service subscription resource of a requesting M2M device using a credential of the requesting M2M device;
receiving a registration request from the requesting M2M device;
allocating an identifier of the requesting M2M device when the registration request does not include the identifier of the requesting M2M device;
transmitting, to an M2M server, an inclusion request for including the identifier of the requesting M2M device, included in the registration request, or the allocated identifier of the requesting M2M device into the identified M2M service subscription resource;
receiving, from the requesting M2M device, an operation request for the specific operation of the first resource,
wherein the operation request includes the identifier of the requesting M2M device, the identifier being associated with the identified M2M service subscription resource;
searching the identified M2M service subscription resource using the identifier, and determining whether the requesting M2M device is authorized for a type of the first resource using the M2M service subscription resource;
determining whether the requesting M2M device is authorized for the specific operation of the first resource, by using an access control policy resource for the first resource, when the requesting M2M device is determined to be authorized for the type of the first resource; and
executing the specific operation of the first resource when the requesting M2M device is determined to be authorized for the specific operation of the first resource.

US Pat. No. 10,182,350

KEY ASSIGNMENT FOR A BRAND

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method for providing secured communication network access, the method comprising:storing information about a plurality of hotspots in a cloud brand database, each hotspot associated with a same brand and located at a different location;
receiving a request for access to a secured communication network, the request initiated over an open communication network by a requesting user device located within a range of a first hotspot of the plurality of stored hotspots associated with said same brand;
generating, in response to the request for secured communication network access, a unique pre-shared encryption key, the unique pre-shared encryption key being unique to the requesting user device and being associated with the requesting user device based on information regarding the requesting user device;
providing, in response to the request for secured communication network access, the unique pre-shared encryption key associated with the requesting user device, the unique pre-shared encryption key providing the requesting user device with access to the secured communication network via the first hotspot, by authenticating the requesting user device to the secured communication network;
sending the unique pre-shared encryption key to the cloud brand database for storage, the cloud brand database storing a plurality of pre-shared encryption keys generated at a plurality of different hotspots associated with the same brand, wherein each pre-shared encryption key is different and is unique to an associated user device;
receiving a subsequent request for access to said secured communication network from the requesting user device when the requesting user device is located within a range of a second hotspot associated with the same brand, the second hotspot being located at a different location from the first hotspot and being new to the requesting user device;
sending a query to the cloud brand database to determine whether the requesting user device is already associated with the unique pre-shared encryption key that had been generated during prior use at the first hotspot and associated with the same brand;
receiving a response to the query including the unique pre-shared encryption key that had been generated during prior use at the first hotspot associated with the same brand, when it is determined that the requesting user device is already associated with the unique pre-shared encryption key; and
providing the requesting user device with access to the secured communication network via the second hotspot, using the unique pre-shared encryption key that had been generated during prior use at the first hotspot.

US Pat. No. 10,182,349

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A....

1. A method for communicating between a first party and a second party, comprising:in an information processing apparatus for a second party:
at least one of a plurality of processors monitoring electronic messages posted on at least one open social media site for an electronic comment by a first party regarding a second party;
the at least one computer processor generating identifying indicia and associating the identifying indicia with the electronic comment;
the at least one computer processor associating the identifying indicia for the electronic comment with identifying information for the first party;
the at least one computer processor sending, to an electronic device associated with the first party, the identifying indicia and an electronic link for a web interface with an agent of the second party; and
the at least one computer processor sending, to a computer terminal associated with the agent for the second party, the identifying indicia for the electronic comment, the identifying information for the first party, the electronic comment, and the electronic link.

US Pat. No. 10,182,348

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION PARAMETER PROCESSING

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication device, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory storing a program to be executed by the at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor executes the program to function as:
an image capturing unit configured to capture an image;
a storage unit configured to store the information obtained from the captured image;
a display unit configured to present a display to prompt a user whether to reuse the stored information; and
a determination unit configured to determine whether to reuse the stored information based on a user's response,
wherein, when the communication parameter is changed after the communication parameter is transmitted to the another communication device and the determination unit determines to reuse the information, the transmission unit transmits the changed communication parameter to the another communication device by reusing the stored information.