US Pat. No. 10,123,087

CHANNEL BLOCK SWITCHING

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:generating a channel block profile for a channel block that includes a plurality of channels and corresponding cells, wherein the channel block profile includes a first resolution and a first bit rate;
generating a viewing profile that includes a second resolution and a second bit rate for a plurality of linear channels associated with the channel block, wherein the channel block profile controls display of the channel block according to the first resolution and the first bit rate and the viewing profile controls display of an individual linear channel selected from the plurality of linear channels associated with the channel block according to the second resolution and the second bit rate, wherein each of the second resolution and the second bit rate of the viewing profile are higher than or equal to each of the first resolution and the first bit rate of the channel block profile;
generating a channel block sequence description for the channel block including a number of channels to display in the channel block, an order of the channels to display in the channel block, an order of the channel block relative to one or more other channel blocks, and sequencing information for moving between the one or more other channel blocks and any individual channels defined by the channel block sequence description;
providing a channel block user interface (UI) that includes:
first and second channel block switching controls that enable control of movement from one channel block to a next channel block or prior channel block; and
a cycling control that enables switching between sampling channels using a channel block view or channel view;
requesting a channel block manifest based on the channel block profile and viewing profile, wherein each channel block manifest includes a compilation of individual channel manifests that correspond to each channel in the channel block;
parsing a section of the channel block manifest for each individual channel manifest to display programming of each channel included in the channel block;
using a configuration service to host one or more default channel block sequence descriptions configured by a service provider and one or more shared channel block sequence descriptions authored by one or more other viewers;
displaying the channel block according to the channel block sequence description;
in response to use of one of the first and second channel block switching controls, displaying the next channel block or prior channel block; and
in response to use of the cycling control, displaying either the channel block view or channel view.

US Pat. No. 10,122,964

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a first projection unit configured to project an image on a first projection surface;
a first imaging unit configured to capture a first image of a person located in front of the first projection surface from a first projection surface side, the first imaging unit being disposed on or embedded in the first projection surface;
a second imaging unit configured to capture a second image of the person from an opposite side of the person, the second imaging unit being disposed or located at a predetermined position that is spaced away and separate from the first projection surface and the second imaging unit facing towards the first projection surface;
a selection unit configured to select either of the first person image captured by the first imaging unit and the second person image captured by the second imaging unit as a person image to be projected on a second projection surface; and
a second projection unit configured to project the person image selected by the selection unit on the second projection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,406

CYCLOTRON AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A cyclotron comprising:an acceleration chamber;
a vacuum system in flow communication with the acceleration chamber and configured to evacuate the acceleration chamber;
an ion source system configured to provide charged particles to the acceleration chamber;
an electrical field system and a magnetic field system configured to direct a particle beam formed from the charged particles, the particle beam being directed along a beam path within the acceleration chamber; and
a control system configured to determine at least one operating parameter as the particle beam is directed along the beam path, the at least one operating parameter being associated with an amount of gas molecules within the acceleration chamber, the control system configured to:
decrease a supply of the charged particles for the particle beam based on the at least one operating parameter, the particle beam continuing to be directed along the beam path after decreasing the supply of the charged particles; and
increase the supply of the charged particles for the particle beam after a predetermined time period and/or in response to determining that the amount of gas molecules has reduced based on the at least one operating parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,123,404

ANTI-STATIC METHOD, ANTI-STATIC DEVICE AND FLAT DISPLAY MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An anti-static device, applied in a display manufacture field, comprising:an adjustable gas supply system configured for supplying gas;
a plurality of gas outlets, wherein gas supplied by the gas adjustable system blows a bottom surface of a substrate, and the bottom surface of the substrate is a surface contacting with a display manufacture equipment; and
discharge needles, disposed in the gas outlets and configured for ionizing air near pinpoints of the discharge needles and/or a portion of the gas passing by the pinpoints of the discharge needles by electrically discharging, making gas blown out of the gas outlets comprise ions.

US Pat. No. 10,123,402

FACEPLATE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE FOR USE IN A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A faceplate remote control device comprising:a housing that defines an opening that is configured to receive a toggle actuator of a light switch;
a user interface that is configured to receive an input from a user of the faceplate remote control device; and
a wireless communication circuit that is configured to transmit a message in response to receiving the input at the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,394

CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH VIBRATION SENSOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method comprising:acquiring, using a vibration sensor of an information terminal apparatus, vibration data (i) that is time-sequential vibration data and (ii) that includes information on vibrations by body movements of a user on bedding on which the information terminal apparatus is placed;
storing the acquired vibration data in a memory of the information terminal apparatus;
detecting an action performed by the user;
extracting, from among the stored vibration data, vibration data included in a predetermined period that ends at a time at which the detected action was performed, and storing a vibration waveform indicated by the extracted vibration data, in the memory as a bed-leaving vibration pattern produced by the user;
determining whether or not the vibration waveform indicated by the acquired vibration data conforms with the vibration pattern stored in the memory; and
when the vibration waveform indicated by the acquired vibration data is determined to conform with the vibration pattern, transmitting, via a network, a control signal that causes operation of an electrical device that is controlled by the information terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,123,380

INSTANTANEOUS IN-LINE HEATING OF SAMPLES ON A MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system apparatus for heating a sample, comprising:a silicon substrate having a planar surface,
a single straight linear co-planar micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate extending from said planar surface into said silicon substrate,
a micro-droplet containing the sample wherein said micro-droplet is within said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate,
an oil carrier fluid within said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate for moving said micro-droplet containing the sample in said single straight micro-channel flow channel wherein the sample and said oil carrier fluid produce microreactors in said single straight micro-channel flow channel with the sample surrounded by said oil carrier fluid in said micro-reactors,
a glass cover over said single straight micro-channel flow channel,
a first conductive co-planar strip on said solid silicon substrate proximate and parallel to said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate wherein said first conductive co-planar strip is a conductive Indium Tin Oxide strip,
a second conductive co-planar strip on said solid silicon substrate proximate and parallel to said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate wherein said second conductive co-planar strip is a conductive Indium Tin Oxide strip, and
a microwave power source and control connected to said first conductive co-planar strip and said second co-planar conductive strip which provides
a microwave source that directs 18 to 26 GHz microwaves of electromagnetic radiation onto said silicon substrate and onto the sample and onto said oil carrier fluid in said single straight micro-channel flow channel in said silicon substrate for heating the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,123,378

ELECTRIC HEATING SYSTEM FOR A FLUID LINE SYSTEM

VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Wi...

1. A heating system for a fluid-line system, the heating system comprising:at least one electrical heating element (RL) assigned to at least one fluid line, the at least one heating element (RL) being supplied with an electrical operating voltage (UB) in order to apply a predetermined heating power to the fluid line, wherein the at least one heating element (RL) is synchronously controlled in a pulse-width-modulated manner using an electronic control element sets or regulates its heating power with a specific or variable duty cycle, the at least one heating element (RL) assigned to the at least one fluid line being electrically connected in series with at least one further heating element (RV1, RV2), wherein the control element controls at least one subset of the available heating elements (RL, RV1, RV2) individually for individual setting or regulating of their heating power.

US Pat. No. 10,123,376

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE ACTIVITY STATE OF A WIRELESS DEVICE HAVING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

10. A network node configured for operations in a wireless communications network, said network node comprising:a communication interface configured for communicating with at least one of: wireless devices operating in the wireless communications network and one or more other network nodes in the wireless communications network, wherein at least one such other network node is configured for communicating directly or indirectly with wireless devices operating in the wireless communications network; and
a processing circuit operatively associated with the communication interface and configured to:
determine that a first wireless device in the wireless communications network is a target of a pending Device-to-Device (D2D) transmission by a second wireless device that is registered in the wireless communications network;
determine a D2D activity state adjustment for the first wireless device to make the first wireless device active for D2D reception at a time corresponding to the pending D2D transmission; and
send configuration information to the first wireless device corresponding to the determined D2D activity state adjustment;
wherein the processing circuit is configured to determine that the first wireless device is a target of the pending D2D transmission based on determining that the pending D2D transmission is of a predefined type that wireless devices are by default intended to receive.

US Pat. No. 10,123,363

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication terminal, comprising:circuitry configured to:
detect arrival of timing according to a configured cycle;
determine whether or not a condition shared with a base station is satisfied;
receive shared condition information related to the shared condition; and
control reception of paging in an event the arrival of timing is detected and the shared condition is determined to be satisfied in an event that the shared condition information include flag information indicating extension of a paging cycle,
wherein the configured cycle corresponds to a first discontinuous reception cycle assigned individually to the communication terminal or a second discontinuous reception cycle common in a cell, both the first discontinuous reception cycle and the second discontinuous reception cycle being shorter than a cycle of system frame, wherein a first cycle of timing at which the arrival of timing is detected and the shared condition is determined to be satisfied is longer than the cycle of system frame, wherein the first cycle of timing is determined based on the first discontinuous reception cycle or the second discontinuous reception cycle, an extension parameter included in the shared condition information and a terminal ID, and
wherein the circuitry is further configured to control the reception of the paging in accordance with a second cycle of timing determined based on the first discontinuous reception cycle or the second discontinuous reception cycle in an event that the flag information is not included in the shared condition information, the second cycle of timing being shorter than the cycle of system frame.

US Pat. No. 10,123,361

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING QUALITY OF SERVICE IN WIRELESS LAN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a wireless local area network (WLAN), a first message including information on a requested connection mode;
receiving, from the WLAN, a second message including information that indicates whether non-seamless WLAN offload is allowed or not in response to the first message, if the requested connection mode is a multi-connection mode;
receiving, from the WLAN, information on an address associated with a control plane message for the non-seamless WLAN offload, if the non-seamless WLAN offload is allowed; and
transmitting, to the WLAN, a connection request message based on the address, the connection request message including information for a packet data network (PDN) type.

US Pat. No. 10,123,360

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Reliance Jio Infocomm Lim...

1. A method for secure wireless communication, comprising:establishing connection of a source wireless network device to a wireless network through a framework and establishing connection of at least one target wireless network device to the wireless network through the framework;
broadcasting a universally unique identifier (UUID) of the source wireless network device and UUID(s) of the target wireless network device(s) on the wireless network through the framework;
searching for UUIDs of a plurality of wireless network devices including the UUID(s) of the target wireless network device(s) on the wireless network in the vicinity of the source wireless network device through the framework;
displaying the UUIDs of the plurality of wireless network devices on the wireless network in the vicinity of the source wireless network device on a display unit of the source wireless network device;
establishing connection between the source wireless network device and the target wireless network device(s) on the wireless network through the framework;
loading a plurality of pictures from an external memory into a memory of the source wireless network device;
representing a file name of each picture as an identification of each picture;
displaying the plurality of pictures on the display unit of the source wireless network device;
selecting at least one picture from the displayed pictures at the source wireless network device;
transmitting a handshaking packet comprising the plurality of pictures, the identification of each picture, and the UUID of the source wireless network device, from the source wireless network device to the target wireless network device(s) over the wireless work through the framework;
receiving the handshaking packet at the target wireless network device(s);
extracting the plurality of pictures from the handshaking packet and displaying the pictures on a display unit of target wireless network device(s);
selecting at least one picture from the displayed pictures at each of the target wireless network device(s); and
transmitting a handshaking packet comprising at least an identification of the picture selected at each of the target wireless network device(s) from each of the target wireless network device(s) to the source wireless network device over the wireless network through the framework.

US Pat. No. 10,123,350

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR HANDLING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device of a wireless communication system for handling a random access procedure, the communication device comprising:a processor, for executing a program; and
a memory, coupled to the processor, for storing the program which instructs the processor to perform the following steps:
receiving a configuration message for the random access procedure from a network of the wireless communication system, wherein the configuration message configures the communication device to transmit a first random access preamble;
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) or listen before talk (LBT) operation before transmitting the first random access preamble; and
increasing a preamble transmission counter of the first random access preamble by 1 every time when performing the CCA or LBT operation, irrespective of whether the first random access preamble is allowed to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,123,342

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE FOR ADMISSION IN CONNECTED MODE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for admission in connected mode, comprising:receiving, by a decision device, throughput rates that are separately sent by wireless network devices in m wireless networks and can be separately obtained by a wireless multimode terminal in the m wireless networks, wherein the m wireless networks are wireless networks that can be currently accessed by the wireless multimode terminal, m?2, and the m wireless networks comprise:
a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in which the wireless network device is an evolved NodeB (eNB) and the throughput rate of the LTE network is determined by the eNB by:
determining, by the eNB, a signal to interference plus noise ratio SINR of the wireless multimode terminal according to reference signal received quality RSRQ of the wireless multimode terminal and a resource block RB utilization rate of a first cell to be accessed by the wireless multimode terminal, wherein the first cell is a cell of the eNB;
determining, by the eNB, a transport block size index TBS_INDEX and transmission efficiency of the wireless multimode terminal according to the SINR of the wireless multimode terminal; and
determining, by the eNB according to a load status parameter of the eNB, and the TBS_INDEX and the transmission efficiency of the wireless multimode terminal, the throughput rate that can be obtained by the wireless multimode terminal in the LTE network; and
a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) network in which the wireless network device is a radio network controller (RNC) and the throughput rate of the UMTS network is determined obtained by the RNC by:
determining, by the RNC, a channel quality indicator CQI estimation value of the wireless multimode terminal and a quantity of idle codes of a second cell to be accessed by the wireless multimode terminal, wherein the second cell is a cell of the RNC;
determining, by the RNC, a throughput rate of the second cell according to the CQI estimation value of the wireless multimode terminal and the quantity of idle codes of the second cell to be accessed by the wireless multimode terminal; and
determining, by the RNC according to the throughput rate of the second cell and a quantity of wireless multimode terminals connected to the second cell, the throughput rate that can be obtained by the wireless multimode terminal in the UMTS network; and
determining, by the decision device according to the throughput rates that can be separately obtained by the wireless multimode terminal in the m wireless networks, a wireless network that is suitable to be accessed by the wireless multimode terminal in connected mode.

US Pat. No. 10,123,340

METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing a measurement by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a measurement granularity according to whether the user equipment is configured to select a resource for transmitting a signal;
performing the measurement in a prescribed resource area based on the measurement granularity;
transmitting a result of the measurement to a base station;
receiving, from the base station, information on the signal determined based on the result of the measurement; and
transmitting the signal through a resource determined based on the received information on the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,123,334

TERMINAL APPARATUS COMMUNICATION WITH A BASE STATION APPARATUS BY CARRIER AGGREGATION AND BASE STATION APPARATUS COMMUNICATION WITH A TERMINAL APPARATUS BY CARRIER AGGREGATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprises a wireless circuit and a radio resource control circuit, the terminal apparatus communicating with a base station apparatus by carrier aggregation using a plurality of serving cells, each of the plurality of serving cells having a different frequency, whereinthe wireless circuit is configured to and/or programmed to:
receive, from the base station apparatus, a configuration message including a measurement configuration, wherein
the measurement configuration includes a measurement object and a reporting configuration,
the measurement object and the reporting configuration are linked by a measurement identity,
the measurement object indicates a measurement frequency,
the reporting configuration includes a criterion related to event triggered reporting of measurements,
the event triggered reporting is triggered based on evaluation of the criteria relating to an event, and
the event is related to a serving cell of the plurality of serving cells; and
the radio resource control circuit is configured to and/or programmed to:
delete, in response to a removal of the serving cell of the plurality of serving cells, the measurement identity relevant to the removed serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,123,326

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND FOR SCHEDULING CELLULAR AND COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSIONS IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORKS

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A method for allocating resources over a wireless network having a plurality of base stations for transmission to a plurality of user-terminals (UTs) and for scheduling simultaneous transmissions to the UTs, with each UT being served by a single base station or jointly by multiple base stations, the method comprising:allocating portions of the resources available to a subset of base stations of the plurality of base stations to serve a subset of UTs from clusters of base stations with cluster sizes including at least one with two or more base stations, each of the portions of resources allocated to serve one UT via a user-dependent cluster of base stations;
sending resource allocations and activity fractions, including an indication of which UTs are to be served, to cluster schedulers of the clusters of base stations, the cluster schedulers operable to schedule UT transmissions over the subset of base stations; and
scheduling, by the cluster schedulers, UT transmissions over the subset of base stations and scheduling slots in response to the resource allocations and activity fractions, wherein within each of the scheduling slots one or more user terminals are scheduled for transmission, each by its user-dependent cluster of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,123,324

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING IN-DEVICE CO-EXISTENCE INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of receiving a message associated with an in-device co-existence interference in a base station, the method comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment, a configuration message indicating that the base station configures the user equipment to report on an in-device co-existence interference and receiving, from the user equipment, a message associated with the in-device co-existence interference, the message including one or more frequencies affected by a first radio frequency module of the user equipment and a pattern corresponding to a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process, wherein the pattern indicates one or more sub-frames to be abstained from using due to being affected by operation of the first radio frequency module;
identifying the one or more sub-frames to be abstained from using based on the pattern; and
receiving, from the user equipment, a new message associated with the in-device co-existence interference when there is no in-device co-existence interference,
wherein the in-device co-existence interference is between the first radio frequency module and a second radio frequency module of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,123,319

EXTENSION OF PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL SIGNALING IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving higher layer signaling for enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH);
receiving the PDSCH of which transmission starts in a first starting orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol determined by the higher layer signaling, if the UE is configured to receive the EPDCCH; and
receiving the PDSCH of which transmission starts in a second starting OFDM symbol determined by a physical control format indicator channel (PCFICH), if the UE is not configured to receive the EPDCCH,
wherein the UE has a UE-dedicated search space (UE-DSS) in which to monitor for a number of enhanced control channel elements (ECCEs) in a downlink (DL) subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,123,309

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERY AND ACQUISITION OF A CONTROL CHANNEL USING GUARD BANDS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory in communication with the memory, the processor configured to:
determine that a whitespace map is unavailable for communication between a first device and a second device;
determine that a guard band is to be used for a control channel between the first device and the second device;
send a first message to the second device including an indication to the second device that the second device is to use the guard band to maintain communication with the first device; and
send a second message to the second device including control channel tuning information associated with the guard band, wherein the second message comprises a Public Action Frame comprising a public action field and a control channel tuning information field.

US Pat. No. 10,123,308

MITIGATION OF CONTROL CHANNEL INTERFERENCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A primary station comprising:a processor of the primary station allowing a transmitter of the primary station to transmit through an array of antennas, control data in a signal to a secondary station according to at least one of: a first subset of a set of resources, a search space, and a spreading code, or any combination thereof,
while a further processor of a further primary station allows a further transmitter of the further primary station to transmit through an array of antennas further control data in a further signal to a further secondary station using a further subset of the same set of resources, at a time at least partially overlapping a time that the control data is being transmitted, resulting in at least a partially simultaneous transmissions of the control data with the further control data,
wherein the first subset of the set of resources is sent from the primary station orthogonal to the further subset of resources being sent from the further primary station.

US Pat. No. 10,123,238

SELECTION OF A NETWORK ELEMENT

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions therein that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:inserting information indicating an identity of a mobile switching center server serving a user equipment in a first communication network to an attach request, the attach request configured to be delivered for storing to a network node residing in a second communication network from the user equipment over a signaling layer the information indicating the identity of the mobile switching center server serving the user equipment in the first communication network being used by the network node to select the mobile switching center server in a circuit-switched fallback situation.

US Pat. No. 10,123,212

DSA RADIO POLICY-CONTROLLED CLASSIFIER RESTRICTION

Shared Spectrum Company, ...

1. A device comprising:a radio receiver configured to generate a digital radio signal responsive to electromagnetic energy detected in a selected radio frequency (RF) spectral band;
a plurality of signal classifiers, each classifier of the plurality of signal classifiers configured to identify a type of RF signal based upon the electromagnetic energy detected in the selected RF spectral band; and
a classifier scheduler configured to control operation of the plurality of signal classifiers, based upon a classifier plan, by:
selecting and operating a first signal classifier from the plurality of signal classifiers, and
subsequently selecting and operating a second signal classifier from the plurality of signal classifiers based upon the classifier plan and an output of the first signal classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,123,097

COMPUTERISED PLATFORM FOR MONITORING THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION GRID

ABB S.p.A., Milan (IT)

1. A computerized platform for monitoring operation of an electric power distribution grid comprising:an accessory device operatively coupled with or comprised in an electronic protection relay of said electric power distribution grid, wherein said accessory device is configured to gather grid data (D), which are related to the operation of said electric power distribution grid, from one or more electronic devices of said electronic protection relay or operatively connected with said electronic protection relay, which are in communication with said accessory device, wherein said accessory device is configured to transmit said grid data (D) through the Internet;
a publishing computerized unit capable of communicating with said accessory device through the Internet, said publishing computerized unit being configured to interact with said accessory device to acquire and store said grid data (D);
an interface computerized unit capable of communicating with said accessory device and said publishing computerized unit through the Internet, said interface computerized unit being configured to provide interface services to manage the interaction of said accessory device with said publishing computerized unit,
wherein said accessory device is further configured to operate as a master device to implement a data-gathering procedure (DGP), in which said accessory device polls one or more electronic devices in communication with said accessory device and receives said grid data (D) from said electronic devices in response to said polling,
wherein said data-gathering procedure (DGP) comprises a sequence of steps that are cyclically repeated by said accessory device at subsequent sampling periods (TS) to acquire subsequent data-gathering samples (DGS) of grid data (D) based on information specified in a data-gathering file (DGF) stored in said accessory device,
wherein said accessory device is further configured to operate as a client device to implement a data-publishing procedure (DPP), in which said accessory device transmits said grid data (D) to said publishing computerized unit,
wherein said data-publishing procedure (DPP) comprises a sequence of steps that are cyclically repeated by said accessory device at subsequent publishing periods (TP) to transmit a transmission file (TF) to said publishing computerized unit based on information specified in said data-gathering file (DGF) and in a data-publishing file (DPF) stored in said accessory device,
wherein said accessory device is further configured to operate as a client device to implement a data-upload procedure (DUP), in which said accessory device receives upload data (UD) from said interface computerized unit, and
wherein said data-upload procedure (DUP) comprises a sequence of steps that are cyclically repeated by said accessory device at subsequent updating periods (TU) to receive said upload data (UD) from said interface computerized unit.

US Pat. No. 10,123,024

IMAGE PROCESSING METHODS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, at least one region of interest in an image;
determining parameters of interest for pixels within the image at least according to a distribution of the at least one region of interest in the image;
determining target positions for the pixels according to the parameters of interest for the pixels and a reduction ratio; and
generating, according to the target positions of the pixels, a reduced image corresponding to the image.

US Pat. No. 10,122,463

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A PHOTONIC INTERPOSER

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an integrated optical communication system comprising a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics die coupled to a silicon photonic interposer:
receiving a continuous wave (CW) optical signal in said silicon photonic interposer from an optical source coupled to said silicon photonic interposer via a first optical fiber;
generating a first modulated optical signal in said silicon photonic interposer by processing said received CW optical signal based on a first electrical signal received from one of said one or more CMOS electronics die;
communicating said first modulated optical signal out of said photonic interposer via a second optical fiber;
receiving a second modulated optical via a third optical fiber; and
generating a second electrical signal in said silicon photonic interposer based on said received second modulated optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,122,455

VLC/DLC SECTORIZED COMMUNICATION

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A sectorized Visual Light Communication (VLC)/Dark Light Communication (DLC) sensor, comprising:a plurality of surface facets, wherein each of the plurality of surface facets is oriented in a specific direction and angle with respect to the sectorized VLC/DLC sensor and other surface facets of the plurality of surface facets,
wherein each of the plurality of surface facets includes a distribution of pixels within a photosensitive area of the surface facet, and
wherein the sectorized VLC/DLC sensor is configured to determine a direction and a distance of one or more transmitting light sources based on receiving light transmitted from the one or more transmitting light sources at the distribution of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,122,190

POWER ADAPTER, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMPEDANCE EXCEPTION OF CHARGING LOOP

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A power adapter, comprising a power conversion unit and a charging interface, the power conversion unit being configured to form a charging loop with a terminal via the charging interface so as to charge a battery of the terminal, and wherein, the power adapter further comprises:a communication unit, configured to receive voltage indicative information from the terminal when the power adapter charges the terminal, wherein the voltage indicative information indicates an input voltage of the terminal from the power adapter detected by the terminal;
a detection unit, configured to detect an output voltage of the power adapter; and
an anomaly handling unit, configured to determine, according to a difference between the input voltage and the output voltage, whether an impedance of the charging loop is abnormal, and to control the charging loop to enter into a protection state if the impedance of the charging loop is abnormal, wherein, the anomaly handling unit is configured to:
determine a level of the impedance according to the difference; and
control, according to the level of the impedance, the charging loop to enter into a protection state corresponding to the level.

US Pat. No. 10,122,094

WIRE TERMINATING POST AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A wire terminating post formed from a conductive material, the post comprising:a first end structured to interlock with a portion of an electrical component; and
a second end disposed opposite the first end, the second end comprising:
a first aperture defined therethrough, the first aperture having a first diameter, and
a second aperture defined therethrough, the second aperture have a second diameter less than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,122,070

DIVERSITY ANTENNA AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A diversity antenna applied in a mobile terminal having a metal housing, the metal housing comprising a housing body and a receiving region located over the housing body, the receiving region being a frame structure in which a side is provided with a slit, wherein the diversity antenna comprises:a feed point, a first ground point and a second ground point, wherein the feed point, the first ground point and the second ground point are all arranged on the housing body, and a distance between the feed point and the slit is 3 mm to 15 mm;
a capacitive element connected to the frame structure and arranged in series with the feed point; and
a switch arranged in series with the first ground point.

US Pat. No. 10,120,587

TIER-OPTIMIZED WRITE SCHEME

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method for storing data, the method comprising:receiving a request to write data corresponding to at least a first portion of a file;
determining whether to perform the request either as an in-place write or as an out-of-place write, wherein performing the in-place write comprises performing a write to a low latency storage device and performing the out-of-place write comprises performing a write to a higher latency storage device;
in an event it is determined to perform the request as the in-place write, writing the data to a first location on a storage tier which currently stores the first portion of the file; and
in an event it is determined to perform the request as the out-of-place write, writing the data to a second location on one of a plurality of storage tiers of a computing node, other than the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,120,191

IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM AS WELL AS DISPLAY DEVICE WITH SUCH AN IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM

tooz technologies GmbH, ...

1. An imaging optical system for a display device that can be fitted on the head of a user and generate an image, the system comprising:an optical element comprising an entry surface; and
a spectacle lens comprising a coupling-in section and a coupling-out section spaced apart therefrom,
wherein the imaging optical system is configured to guide the generated image fed to the optical element via the entry surface in the optical element, and to couple the generated image from the optical element into the spectacle lens, in which the generated image is guided to the coupling-out section and coupled out via the coupling-out section to generate a virtual image,
wherein the optical element comprises, in addition to the entry surface, at least one reflecting surface on which the generated image is reflected for guiding in the optical element, and an exit surface, via which the generated image is coupled out of the optical element and is guided to the coupling-out section of the spectacle lens, and
wherein one or more of the entry surface, the at least one reflecting surface and the exit surface are formed curved, with the result that the optical element has an imaging property,
wherein the entry surface is both transmissive and reflective, the entry surface being transmissive such that the entry surface couples the generated image into the optical element, and the entry surface being reflective such that the entry surface reflects the generated image in the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,119,808

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING DEPTH FROM PROJECTED TEXTURE USING CAMERA ARRAYS

FotoNation Limited, (IE)...

1. A camera array, comprising:at least one two-dimensional array of cameras comprising a plurality of cameras;
an illumination system configured to illuminate a scene with a projected texture;
a processor;
memory containing an image processing pipeline application and an illumination system controller application;
wherein the at least one two-dimensional array of cameras comprises at least two two-dimensional arrays of cameras located in complementary occlusion zones on opposite sides of the illumination system;
wherein the illumination system controller application directs the processor to control the illumination system to illuminate a scene with a projected texture;
wherein the image processing pipeline application directs the processor to:
utilize the illumination system controller application to control the illumination system to illuminate a scene with a projected texture, wherein a spatial pattern period of the projected texture is different along different epipolar lines;
capture a set of images of the scene illuminated with the projected texture;
determining depth estimates for pixel locations in an image from a reference viewpoint using at least a subset of the set of images that includes at least one image captured by a camera in each of the two-dimensional arrays of cameras, wherein generating a depth estimate for a given pixel location in the image from the reference viewpoint comprises:
identifying pixels in the at least a subset of the set of images that correspond to the given pixel location in the image from the reference viewpoint based upon expected disparity at a plurality of depths along a plurality of epipolar lines aligned at different angles with respect to each other, wherein each epipolar line in the plurality of epipolar lines is between a camera located at the reference viewpoint and an alternative view camera from a plurality of alternative view cameras in the two-dimensional array of cameras and each epipolar line is used to determine the direction of anticipated shifts of corresponding pixels with depth in alternative view images captured by the plurality of alternative view cameras, wherein disparity along a first epipolar line is greater than disparity along a second epipolar line and the projected pattern incorporates a smaller spatial pattern period in a direction corresponding to the second epipolar line;
comparing the similarity of the corresponding pixels identified at each of the plurality of depths; and
selecting the depth from the plurality of depths at which the identified corresponding pixels have the highest degree of similarity as a depth estimate for the given pixel location in the image from the reference viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,119,209

LIGHTWEIGHT ROBUST THIN FLEXIBLE POLYMER COATED GLOVE

Ansell Healthcare Product...

1. A glove, comprising:a knitted liner having a plurality of stitches comprising a yarn having a diameter that fits within at least one 18 gauge needle, the knitted liner comprising a plurality of finger components, a thumb component, and a palm component; and
a polymeric coating adhered to at least a portion of the knitted liner,
wherein a ratio of a thickness of the polymeric coating to a thickness of the knitted liner is approximately 0.75 to approximately 1.25.

US Pat. No. 10,118,928

TREATMENT OF H. PYLORI INFECTIONS USING MTAN INHIBITORS

Albert Einstein College o...

16. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in an amount that is effective to inhibit H. pylori 5?-methylthioadenosine nucleosidase (MTAN).

US Pat. No. 10,118,637

LOAD-SENSING SYSTEM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A load-sense system for controlling operation of an actuator, the load-sense system comprising:an actuator control valve arrangement defining an actuator control orifice having an orifice area that is variable;
a compensator valve arrangement for controlling hydraulic fluid flow to the actuator control orifice to maintain a substantially constant pressure drop across the actuator control orifice, the compensator valve arrangement defining a compensator valve orifice for controlling the hydraulic fluid flow provided to the actuator control orifice, the compensator valve arrangement including a compensator valve member that is movable to vary an orifice area of the compensator valve orifice, the compensator valve arrangement also including a control spring that biases the compensator valve member toward a position where the compensator valve orifice is open;
a pilot pressure line for providing pilot pressure that acts on the compensator valve member in a direction that opposes the control spring, the pilot pressure line being in fluid communication with a control flow line that extends between the compensator valve orifice and the actuator control orifice; and
a load-sense arrangement for applying a load-sense pressure that acts in the compensator valve member in a direction that assists the control spring, the load-sense arrangement being configured transition between a static mode and a dynamic mode at a mode transition position of the compensator valve member.

US Pat. No. 10,118,147

TUBULAR WATERWALL STRUCTURE IN A FLUIDIZED BED REACTION CHAMBER AND A FLUIDIZED BED REACTION CHAMBER

Sumitomo SHI FW Energia O...

1. A tubular waterwall structure in a fluidized bed reaction chamber, the tubular waterwall structure comprising:multiple vertically extending tubular waterwalls defining the fluidized bed reaction chamber, the tubular waterwalls comprising horizontally adjacent first and second wall portions forming a corner structure and being constituted by vertical tubes interconnected by fins centrally attached to the tubes and having a first width,
wherein (i) the first wall portion has an outermost tube next to the corner structure, an upper portion defining an upper vertical plane in an upper level range and a lower portion defining a lower vertical plane in a lower level range, the lower portion having a refractory lining and each of the tubes of the first wall portion being bent in an intermediate level region between the upper level region and the lower level region so that the lower vertical plane is shifted outwards from the upper vertical plane, (ii) the second wall portion is vertical and has an outermost tube next to the corner, and (iii) the outermost tube of the second wall portion is in the lower level region connected to the outermost tube of the first wall portion by a planar lower beveled corner fin having a refractory lining and a width that is larger than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,123,470

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting system which is formed by connecting a plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses and which manufactures a mounted board by mounting electronic components on a board, said electronic component mounting system comprising:a printing apparatus which prints solder on a component bonding electrode formed on the board on which a first recognition mark is formed in advance and which prints solder as a second recognition mark on the board at a prescribed position;
the plurality of electronic component mounting apparatuses, each of which positions the solder-printed board, picks up an electronic component from a components supplier by a mounting head, and transfers and places the electronic component to and on the solder-printed board; and
a mounting information storage which stores execution mode information indicating in advance whether a first mounting mode or a second mounting mode is used for each of the electronic components, wherein in the first mounting mode, the electronic component is transferred to and placed at a mounting position on the basis of a recognition result of only the first recognition mark, and wherein in the second mounting mode, the electronic component is transferred to and placed at a mounting position that has been corrected on the basis of recognition results of the first and the second recognition marks; and
wherein each of the electronic component mounting apparatuses mounts electronic components on the board according to mounting modes that are set for each of the respective electronic component mounting apparatuses in advance by referring to the execution mode information.

US Pat. No. 10,123,469

SUBSTRATE PROCESS SYSTEM, PROCESS PROCEDURE OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING NUMBER OF PROCESS MACHINES

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A device for optimizing a process procedure for each predetermined number of a plurality of arranged process machines in a substrate process system that includes the plurality of arranged process machines, and that processes a circuit substrate in such a manner that the circuit substrate is sequentially processed by the plurality of process machines while being transported from an upstream process machine to a downstream process machine among the plurality of process machines, wherein the plurality of process machines includesat least one first mounting device for mounting a first set of mounted components on the circuit substrate,
at least one second mounting device for mounting a second set of mounted components on the circuit substrate, the second set of mounted components being larger than the first set of mounted components
at least one first inspection device which inspects a mounting position of the first set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one first mounting device, and
at least one second inspection device which inspects a mounting position of the second set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one second mounting device,
wherein the at least one first inspection device is disposed on a downstream side of the at least one first mounting device, the at least one second mounting device is disposed on a downstream side of the at least one first inspection device, and the at least one second inspection device is disposed on a downstream side of the at least one second mounting device,
wherein the at least one first inspection device has a resolving power higher than that of the at least one second inspection device, wherein the higher resolving power of the at least one first inspection device requires a relatively longer time to process images of the mounted positions of the first set of mounted components as compared with the time to process images of the mounted positions of the second set of mounted components of the at least one second inspection device, and
wherein the device for optimizing the process procedure is configured to allocate a process to each of the plurality of process machines in such a manner that the at least one first inspection device only inspects the mounting position of the first set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one first mounting device, the at least one second inspection device only inspects the mounting position of the second set of mounted components mounted on the circuit substrate by the at least one second mounting device, the second set of mounted components being larger than the first set of mounted components, and an inspection time for the at least one first inspection device and an inspection time for the at least one second inspection device are equalized based on at least one of type, number, and mounting position of the mounted components of the first set of mounted components, at least one of type, number, and mounting position of the mounted components of the second set of mounted components, and the relatively longer time to process images of the mounted positions of the first set of mounted components due to the higher resolving power of the at least one first inspection device.

US Pat. No. 10,123,468

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT SUPPLY APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component supply apparatus that transports a component supply tape which has a plurality of accommodation sections and sprocket holes formed at regular intervals and which accommodates an electronic component in each of the accommodation sections and is covered with a cover tape, to a component picking-up position and that supplies the electronic component accommodated in the accommodation section to a component mounting apparatus, the electronic component supply apparatus comprising:a main body unit which is provided with a transport path that guides the component supply tape from an insertion port, through which the component supply tape is inserted, to a discharge port, through which the component supply tape is discharged;
an inserted tape feeding unit that transports the component supply tape inserted through the insertion port toward the discharge port along the transport path;
a component supply tape transport unit that transports the component supply tape transported along the transport path, toward the discharge port, and positions the accommodation section at the component picking-up position on an upstream side from the discharge port;
a cover-tape processing unit that peels off or cuts open the cover tape of the component supply tape which has yet to reach the component picking-up position and that exposes the electronic component accommodated in the accommodation section;
a sprocket hole detecting unit that detects at least one of the sprocket holes on the upstream side on the transport path from the component picking-up position;
an electronic component detecting unit that detects an electronic component accommodated in the accommodation section on the transport path on the upstream side from the component picking-up position; and
a component presence/absence determining unit that determines presence or absence of an electronic component in the accommodation section based on information from the sprocket hole detecting unit and information from the electronic component detecting unit,
wherein the sprocket hole detecting unit and the electronic component detecting unit are embedded into a single sensor unit,
wherein the electronic component detecting unit and the sprocket hole detecting unit are arranged side by side in a direction perpendicular to a direction of transporting the component supply tape,
wherein the single sensor unit has a single light source, a sprocket hole detecting sensor for detecting a sprocket hole, and an electronic component detecting sensor for detecting an electronic component,
wherein each of the sprocket hole detecting sensor and the electronic component detecting sensor receives a light emitted from the single light source, and
wherein the sprocket hole detecting sensor is disposed on the upstream side from the electronic component detecting sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,123,467

MAGNETIC FIELD SHIELDING SHEET FOR A WIRELESS CHARGER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND RECEIVING APPARATUS FOR A WIRELESS CHARGER USING THE SHEET

AMOSENSE CO., LTD., Cheo...

1. A magnetic field shield sheet for a wireless charger, the magnetic field shield sheet comprising:a thin magnetic sheet separated into a plurality of pieces by a flake-treatment process; and
an adhesive member adhered on one surface of the thin magnetic sheet such that the adhesive member is adhered to the plurality of pieces;
wherein at least parts of the pieces are mutually isolated, and at least parts of gaps among the plurality of pieces are filled by an adhesive of the adhesive member.

US Pat. No. 10,123,464

HEAT DISSIPATING SYSTEM

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A heat dissipating system comprising:a fluid cooled thermal bus bar;
a thermal transport to remove heat from a heat-generating component and move the heat to a heat exchanger;
a connector connected to the thermal bus bar and the heat exchanger, the connector to apply a pressure between the thermal bus bar and the heat exchanger to shorten a distance between the thermal bus bar and the heat exchanger, forming a thermally conductive dry disconnect interface therebetween, wherein the thermal bus bar does not contact the heat exchanger without the pressure; and
an actuator slidably connected to the fluid cooled thermal bus bar to move the connector to apply the pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,123,463

LIQUID SUBMERGED, HORIZONTAL COMPUTER SERVER RACK AND SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF COOLING SUCH A SERVER RACK

Green Revolution Cooling,...

1. An apparatus for cooling a plurality of rack-mountable servers containing heat generating electronic components, the cooling apparatus comprising:at least one tank defining an open interior volume and having a coolant inlet for receiving a dielectric liquid coolant within the open interior volume and having a coolant outlet for allowing the dielectric liquid coolant to flow from the open interior volume, the coolant inlet and the coolant outlet being fluidly coupled to each other, wherein the at least one tank comprises an open or openable top sized to receive at least one row comprising a plurality of rack-mountable servers, each of at least two of the plurality of rack-mountable servers in the at least one row comprising a motherboard and heat producing components mounted to the motherboard;
one or more mounting members positioned within the interior volume and configured to mountably receive the plurality of rack-mountable servers within the interior volume, wherein the mounting members are configured to hold each of at least two of the rack-mountable servers in the at least one row in a horizontally stacked relationship with one another, with the rack-mountable servers in a vertical orientation such that one of the two smallest sides of the rack-mountable server faces upward and the motherboard of the rack-mountable server is vertically oriented, wherein at least two of the rack-mountable servers are independently operable from one another, wherein each of at least two of the rack-mountable servers is configured to connect to a computer network;
a volume of dielectric coolant at least partially held in the at least one tank; and
a multi-circuit fluid cooling apparatus,
wherein, when the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are mountably received in at least one row in the at least one tank, at least a portion of at least two of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers being mountably received are held in the at least one tank such that the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of the dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank for cooling the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers,
wherein, when the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are mountably received in the at least one tank and commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank, the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are thermally coupled to a remote heat exchanger via the external fluid circuit, wherein the multi-circuit fluid cooling apparatus comprises:
a dielectric liquid cooling apparatus;
a secondary cooling apparatus comprising the remote heat exchanger; and
a liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger;
wherein the dielectric liquid cooling apparatus includes one or more pumps, and a plurality of fluid velocity augmentation devices in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank, wherein at least one of the pumps, the coolant inlet, the coolant outlet, and the mounting members are configured such that the at least one pump moves at least a portion of the dielectric liquid coolant vertically across heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboard of one of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers in parallel flow with dielectric liquid coolant moved vertically across heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboard of at least one other of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers,
wherein each of at least two of the fluid velocity augmentation devices is configured to increase upward fluid velocity of flow of dielectric liquid coolant through the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers or upwardly between adjacent ones of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers,
wherein the volume of dielectric liquid coolant comprises at least one passage in the tank that is outside of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers, wherein, when the at least one pump is operated to move the dielectric liquid coolant vertically across the heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboards, a circuit is formed in which a first portion of dielectric liquid coolant is moved vertically upward across the heat producing components on the vertically oriented motherboards and then downward outside of the rack mountable servers in the at least one passage, while a second portion of the dielectric liquid coolant flows out of the tank and through the liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger,
wherein the liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger is configured to transfer heat from the second portion of dielectric liquid coolant in the circuit to liquid or refrigerant moving in the secondary cooling apparatus,
wherein the secondary cooling apparatus is configured to reject, by way of the remote heat exchanger, at least part of the heat transferred from the second portion of the dielectric liquid coolant,
wherein the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are mountable in the at least one tank such that, when the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank and the dielectric liquid coolant is moved within the at least one tank, at least one of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers is independently vertically removable from the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in which the at least two vertically oriented rack-mountable servers are commonly at least partially submerged and from the at least one tank through the top of the tank while at least two of the other vertically oriented rack-mountable servers in the at least one row remain commonly at least partially submerged in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank and the dielectric liquid coolant in the at least one tank continues to flow across heat producing electronic components of the at least two other vertically oriented rack-mountable servers remaining at least partially commonly submerged in the at least one row.

US Pat. No. 10,123,462

DUCTED EXHAUST EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame that defines an at least partially enclosed space; and
a vertical exhaust duct arranged at a top of the frame and configured to convey heated air from the at least partially enclosed space to an area external to the at least partially enclosed space, the vertical exhaust duct including:
a first exhaust duct section; and
a second exhaust duct section vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section;
wherein at least one of the first and second exhaust duct sections is in fluid communication with the at least partially enclosed space; and
wherein one of the first and second exhaust duct sections includes an aperture that is selectively alignable with any of a plurality of vertically-arranged apertures of the other exhaust duct section so as to accommodate a fastener extending through both exhaust duct sections, thereby fixing a vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,123,461

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER WITH COOLING UNITS MOUNTED IN BAYS OF A SERVER RACK FRAME ASSEMBLY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:a server rack frame assembly that comprises a plurality of bays defined along a lengthwise dimension of the frame assembly, each bay comprising a volume defined at least in part by a specified height that is orthogonal to the lengthwise dimension and a specified width that is parallel to the lengthwise dimension and sized to at least partially enclose at least one server rack configured to support a plurality of data center computing devices; and
at least one cooling unit sized for a bay of the plurality of bays of the server rack frame assembly and configured to circulate a heated airflow from an open back side of the at least one server rack, cool the heated air, and circulate a cooling airflow through an open front side of the at least one server rack, wherein at least one perimeter dimension of the cooling unit is based on a form factor of the at least one server rack.

US Pat. No. 10,123,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

COVIDIEN LLP, Mansfield,...

1. A thermal management system for electronic devices, comprising:at least one electronic device;
a heat sink;
a thermally-conducting and electrically-insulating thermal bridge that is interposed between the at least one electronic device and the heat sink and that thermally couples the at least one electronic device to the heat sink and electrically isolates the at least one electronic device from the heat sink,
wherein the at least one electronic device, the heat sink, and the thermal bridge are mounted on a same planar surface of a printed circuit board and are arranged so as not to overlap each other when viewed along an axis perpendicular to the planar surface of the printed circuit board, wherein:
the at least one electronic device is one of a plurality of electronic devices included in the system,
the thermal bridge is one of a first plurality of thermal bridges included in the system,
each of the first plurality of thermal bridges is interposed between the heat sink and a respective one of the plurality of electronic devices, and thermally couples the respective one of the plurality of electronic devices to the heat sink and electrically isolates the respective one of the plurality of electronic devices from the heat sink, and
the plurality of electronic devices, the first plurality of thermal bridges, and the heat sink are mounted on the same planar surface of the printed circuit board; and
a second plurality of thermal bridges interposed between adjacent pairs of the plurality of electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,123,459

THERMAL MODULE

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A thermal module comprising:a heat dissipation unit having a first main body and a second main body, the first main body having a first surface and a second surface, the second main body having a third surface and a fourth surface, two ends of a tubular body being respectively connected with the first and third surfaces, the first and second main bodies and the tubular body together defining a receiving space;
a first radiating fin assembly disposed in the receiving space, at least one protrusion section protruding from one side of the first radiating fin assembly, the protrusion section being formed with a first slope and a second slope and having a free protrusion end; and
a second radiating fin assembly disposed in the receiving space and assembled with the first radiating fin assembly, at least one notch being formed on one side of the second radiating fin assembly accepting the protrusion section, the notch being formed with a third slope and a fourth slope, the third slope being in contact with the first slope, the free protrusion end of the protrusion section being positioned along the third slope spaced from the fourth shape to separate the first radiating fin assembly and the second radiating fin assembly in the receiving space, a gap being formed between the fourth and second slopes, a separated space being defined between the first and second radiating fin assemblies in communication with the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,123,458

ELECTRICAL SWITCH AND MOUNTING ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A mounting assembly for an electrical switch, said electrical switch including a heat sink, said mounting assembly comprising:a switching member;
an insulator structured to be disposed between said switching member and said heat sink; and
a separate cover member overlaying said switching member and being structured to secure said switching member and said insulator to said heat sink, said separate cover member comprising a body portion and a plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from said body portion, said plurality of protrusions comprising a first protrusion and a second protrusion,
wherein said switching member is disposed between said first protrusion and said second protrusion,
wherein said plurality of protrusions are structured to extend through said heat sink in order to removably couple said separate cover member and said switching member to said heat sink without requiring a separate fastener to be inserted through said separate cover member,
wherein said switching member extends from proximate said first protrusion to proximate said second protrusion;
wherein said body portion comprises a first end portion and a second end portion disposed opposite and distal the first end portion; wherein at least one of said first protrusion and said second protrusion extends from proximate said first end portion; wherein said plurality of protrusions further comprises a third protrusion extending from proximate said second end portion; wherein said body portion further comprises a first side portion and a second side portion disposed opposite and distal said first side portion; wherein said first side portion and said second side portion extend from said first end portion to said second end portion; wherein said first protrusion extends from said first side portion; wherein said second protrusion extends from said second side portion; and wherein said third protrusion is disposed between said first side portion and said second side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,123,457

COOLING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:an evaporator in which a coolant is housed and that evaporates the coolant;
a condenser that condenses the coolant evaporated by the evaporator;
a pathway section that includes a vapor path and a liquid path each placing an inside of the evaporator and an inside of the condenser in communication with each other, and that circulates the coolant between the evaporator and the condenser;
a valve that is provided to at least one path out of the vapor path or the liquid path; and
a pressure transmission section that includes a pressure transmission path in communication with the inside of the evaporator, and that includes a pressure-actuation space formed on a part of the vapor path and in communication with the inside of the evaporator through the pressure transmission path, the pressure transmission section increases an opening amount of the valve as a pressure in the pressure-actuation space increases.

US Pat. No. 10,123,456

PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL HEAT SINK USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND METHOD

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method comprising:using additive manufacturing techniques:
forming a structural component;
forming a lower shell of a heat sink;
forming an internal matrix of the heat sink, the internal matrix comprising a plurality of parallel pins arranged in a grid pattern; and
forming an upper shell of the heat sink,
wherein the lower shell, the internal matrix, and the upper shell of the heat sink comprise a single-structure component that is incorporated into the structural component, such that the heat sink and the structural component are integral.

US Pat. No. 10,123,455

LIQUID COOLING ARRANGEMENT

VACON OY, Vaasa (FI)

1. An arrangement for cooling, with liquid, one or more electrical devices or structural units of an electrical device that is/are in at least one installation enclosure, which arrangement comprises a suction channel (32) and a return channel (33) for distributing the liquid to the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled or to the structural units of the one or more electrical devices, a liquid container (30), which is connected to the return channel (33) directly and to the suction channel (32) via a second suction channel (28), a pump and a heat exchanger (24), and a shut-off valve (34) being operatively connected to the return channel (33) and being positioned at an uppermost point of the return channel (33),wherein the liquid container (30) is disposed below the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled or structural units of the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled, and
an amount of liquid to be contained in the arrangement is configured to be such that ends of both the second suction channel (28) and the return channel (33) that are inside the liquid container (30) are situated below a liquid surface (29) of the liquid container (30),
wherein the pump includes a drive motor (26), and a speed of rotation of the drive motor (26) of the pump is configured to be controlled according to a cooling requirement by monitoring a temperature of the one or more electrical devices (22) to be cooled or of the structural units of the one or more electrical devices,
wherein when the shut-off valve (34) is closed, liquid is retained within the return channel (33) due to hydrostatic pressure and a positioning of the ends of the second suction channel (28) and the return channel (33) below the liquid surface (29).

US Pat. No. 10,123,454

ELECTRONIC-DEVICE COOLING SYSTEM

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. A cooling system for directly cooling an electronic device through immersion in a cooling liquid, the cooling system comprising:a boiling cooling device thermally connected to at least one heating element possessed by the electronic device and enclosing a first cooling liquid having a boiling point T1;
a cooling tank containing a second cooling liquid having a boiling point T2 (T2=T1 or T2>T1) being the same as the boiling point T1 of the first cooling liquid or being higher than the boiling point T1 of the first cooling liquid wherein the boiling cooling device and the electronic device are immersed in the second cooling liquid to be cooled directly; and
a first heat exchanger enclosing a third refrigerant having a boiling point T3 (T3=T1 or T3

US Pat. No. 10,123,453

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COOLING SYSTEM

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. A cooling system for directly cooling a plurality of electronic apparatuses through immersion into cooling liquid, the cooling system comprising:a cooling tank having an open space defined by a bottom wall and side walls;
a plurality of storage sections defined by a plurality of inner partitioning walls provided within the cooling tank to divide the open space, the storage sections being for storing at least one electronic apparatus in each of the storage sections, the plurality of storage sections arranged in a two-dimensional array; and
an inflow opening and an outflow opening for the cooling liquid that are formed at each of the of storage sections;
wherein the inflow opening is formed at a bottom portion or a side surface of each of the storage sections and wherein the outflow opening is formed in a vicinity of the liquid level of the cooling liquid flowing through each of the storage sections, and
the outflow opening and/or the inflow opening is formed at a position where the plurality of inner partitioning walls defining each storage section intersect with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,123,452

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY FOR RACK SYSTEM

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A rack system, comprising:a rack comprising at least one first post and at least one second post;
a first slide rail assembly mounted to the at least one first post of the rack and comprising a first rail;
a second slide rail assembly mounted to the at least one second post of the rack; and
a chassis comprising an upper part and a lower part, the upper part having an upper part width, the lower part having a lower part width narrower than the upper part width, and the lower part having a first side and a second side, wherein the first side of the lower part is engaged with the first slide rail assembly, and the second side of the lower part is engaged with the second slide rail assembly;
wherein each of the first side and the second side of the lower part of the chassis is arranged with at least one mounting element protruded from the chassis, each of the first slide rail assembly and the second slide rail assembly comprises a support rail, and the support rail comprises a supporting part, a mounting part, an extension part and a connection part, the mounting part is located adjacent to an end of the support rail, the supporting part abuts against a bottom of the upper part of the chassis, the connection part is connected to the first rail, the extension part has a first section and a second section, the second section is connected between the first section and the supporting part, the first section is connected to the connection part and away from the first rail, such that the second section of the extension part is spaced from the connection part by a distance, an engagement path is formed on the mounting part for accommodating the at least one mounting element protruded from the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,123,451

DATA CENTRE

BRIPCO BVBA, Antwerp (BE...

1. A data centre, wherein the data centre comprises a plurality of hot aisles interleaved with and aligned lengthwise parallel to a plurality of cold aisles, the data centre utilising an above-floor cooling regime in which cooling air is provided via a personnel corridor, wherein the data centre comprises a plurality of structural sections assembled together and aligned lengthwise parallel to the plurality of cold aisles and the plurality of hot aisles to define a unitary structure containing said personnel corridor in at least one personnel area that spans at least two sections, the at least one personnel area being selected from the list consisting of a cold aisle, a hot aisle and an air supply corridor; wherein the plurality of structural sections comprise:a first section for accommodating a plurality of server racks and having a ceiling,
wherein at least two different services are mounted on the ceiling, and
a second section for accommodating a plurality of server racks and having a ceiling,
wherein at least two different services are mounted on the ceiling, wherein the at least two different services of the first section are integrated with the at least two different services of the second section,
and wherein over-rack blanking panels are provided to prevent cold air passing between tops of the server racks and the ceiling of each section.

US Pat. No. 10,123,450

HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT POWER GENERATOR FOR COMPUTER SERVER DATA CENTERS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A high voltage direct current (HVDC) power generator system, comprising:output terminals for powering a load of the HVDC power generator system;
a three-phase alternating current (AC) transformer having a single primary winding and a plurality of secondary windings including a Y-configuration winding, a delta-configuration winding, and two extended-delta configuration windings; and
a plurality of three-phase bridge rectifier circuits electrically coupled respectively to the plurality of secondary windings; and
wherein a first string of bridge rectifier circuits in series with each other and a first inductor, and a second string of bridge rectifier circuits in series with each other and a second inductor are electrically coupled in parallel to the output terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,123,449

CABLE BRACKETS FOR DATACENTER RACKS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A cable bracket for a datacenter rack, the cable bracket comprising:a plurality of retention clamps, each of the plurality of retention clamps to retain a cable; and
a side plate longitudinally connected to the plurality of retention clamps, the side plate defining a plurality of holes,
wherein the side plate of the cable bracket is to be directly attached by means of the plurality of holes using screws on a rail of the datacenter rack, and
wherein the cable bracket is to be located between the rail and a side panel of the datacenter rack.

US Pat. No. 10,123,448

SERVER UNIT AND SERVER

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A server unit, adapted to be disposed in a chassis, the chassis having two accommodating spaces, the server unit comprising:a main body, received in one of the accommodating spaces; and
a blocking board, pivoted to the main body and rotated pivotally between a closed state and an opened state, wherein when the blocking board is in the closed state, the blocking board is adjacent to an outer surface of the main body, when the blocking board is in the opened state, the blocking board is opened from the outer surface and blocks the other accommodating space.

US Pat. No. 10,123,447

SLAM LATCH

International Business Ma...

6. A server rack comprising: a first rail fixedly mounted to the server rack; a second rail slidably coupled to the first rail; a server computer system having a plurality of slots and a plurality of threaded holes on a side of the server computer system, the server computer system being connected to the second rail; a slam latch connected to the server computer system, the slam latch comprising: a front portion comprising a proximal upper support; a metal frame attached to the front portion, the metal frame comprising: a distal upper support that comprises a first rectangular recess facing down; and a middle lower support forward of the distal upper support and backward of the proximal upper support, wherein the middle lower support comprises a second rectangular recess facing up; a retaining screw that has an upper distal portion in proximity to the distal upper support, that has a middle portion in proximity to the middle lower support, and that has a proximal portion in proximity to the proximal upper support; a catch that engages a retaining hook on the server rack that supports the server computer system to hold the server computer system in the server rack; and a plurality of L-shaped retaining members on a side of the slam latch for engaging the plurality of slots on the server computer system to which the slam latch is attached, wherein when the plurality of L-shaped retaining members engage the plurality of slots on the server computer system, at least one hole in the metal frame aligns with at least one of the threaded holes on the side of the server computer system so the slam latch can be attached to the server computer system using one or more screws.

US Pat. No. 10,123,446

SERVER DEVICE

GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A server device, comprising:a chassis, having at least one accommodating space, at least one first surface, at least one second surface, at least one opening and at least one front side, the at least one first surface and the at least one second surface facing each other and respectively located at two opposite sides of the at least one accommodating space, the at least one opening located at the at least one front side and connected to the at least one accommodating space; and
at least one server assembly, slidably disposed in the at least one accommodating space from the at least one opening, the at least one server assembly comprising a first server and a second server, and the first server closer to the at least one first surface than the second server;
wherein both the at least one first surface and the at least one front side are orthogonal to a reference plane, and an orthogonal projection of the first server on the reference plane partially overlaps an orthogonal projection of the second server on the reference plane;
wherein the first server and the second server both have a tray, a circuit board, a first electronic component and a second electronic component, each of the trays has a supporting surface, the two supporting surfaces face each other, the circuit boards are respectively disposed on the supporting surfaces, the first electronic components are respectively disposed on the circuit boards, the second electronic components are respectively disposed on the circuit boards, the first electronic component protrudes further from the circuit board than the second electronic component, an orthogonal projection of the first electronic component of the first server on the reference plane partially overlaps an orthogonal projection of the first electronic component of the second server on the reference plane;
wherein each of the trays has a bottom plate and a front plate, each of the front plate comprises a first portion and a second portion, both the first portion and the second portion are connected to the bottom plate, the first portion protrudes further from the circuit board than the second portion, the first portion corresponds to the first electronic component, and the second portion corresponds to the second electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,123,445

SYMMETRICAL SLED BLIND MATING IN UNSYMMETRICAL CHASSIS PLACEMENT

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A sled insertable into a server, comprising: a first connector, wherein the server comprises a backplane comprising a plurality of slots, via which a plurality of electronic units modules are connected to the backplane, the backplane comprising a first backplane connector and a second first backplane connector; a control module; a fan module, connected to the control module, for dissipating heat generated by the plurality of electronic unit modules; and a power supply module, connected to the control module, for powering the plurality of electronic unit modules, the power supply module disposed in a center region of either a front side or a backside of the server; wherein the first connector is configured to connect the sled to the first backplane connector, wherein, while the sled is inserted into a left half of the server, the first connector is slid to the left of the sled by a first guiding structure prior to being connected to the first backplane connector of the backplane, and a slidable cage on the sled is guided to the first backplane connector via at least one guide pin located on the server and at least one slot located at the slidable cage configured to receive the at least one guide pin.

US Pat. No. 10,123,444

COMMUNICATIONS BLADED PANEL SYSTEMS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A bladed panel system configured to mount to a frame, the bladed panel system comprising:a chassis configured to couple to the frame, the chassis having first and second sidewalls extending between a top and a bottom to define an interior accessible through an open front, the chassis also having a rear;
a plurality of blades coupled to the chassis, each blade being configured to slide relative to the chassis between at least a closed position and a first extended position, each blade including a plurality of front ports positioned at the open front of the chassis when the blade is in the closed position, the front ports being positioned forward of the open front of the chassis when the blade is in the first extended position;
a rear cover mounted at the rear of the chassis, the rear cover blocking user access to the interior of the chassis from the rear, the rear cover having a sidewall spaced from the first sidewall of the chassis to define a side cable port leading towards the rear of the chassis;
a plurality of media segments having connectorized ends received at the front ports of the blades; and
a bracket configured to couple to the frame at the open front of the chassis, the bracket being laterally offset from the open front of the chassis, the bracket including a transition surface positioned a distance forward of the open front of the chassis, the transition surface defining a generally convex surface configured to inhibit bending of optical fibers wrapped around the convex surface beyond a maximum bend radius, the distance being sufficiently long to accommodate movement of each of the blades between the closed position and the first extended position without pulling or bending any of the media segments beyond a maximum bend radius of the media segment.

US Pat. No. 10,123,443

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device for use in a single phase U of a three-phase inverter, comprising:a plurality of semiconductor units, each of the semiconductor units being a separate three-level inverter circuit of a single-phase bride connection having a plurality of terminals that includes a P terminal, an M terminal, an N terminal, and a U terminal of the single-phase bridge connection; and
a connection unit electrically connecting the plurality of semiconductor units in parallel,
wherein each of said semiconductor units includes:
a multi-layer substrate including an insulating plate and circuit plates disposed on a primary surface of said insulating plate;
a plurality of semiconductor elements each having a back surface thereof fixed to one of said circuit plates and a front surface thereof having primary electrodes; and
wiring members electrically connected to the primary electrodes of said semiconductor elements, and
wherein in each of said semiconductor units, said multi-layer substrate, the plurality of semiconductor elements, and said wiring members are configured in such a way as to constitute said separate three-level inverter circuit of the single-phase bridge connection,
wherein the plurality of semiconductor units are disposed side-by-side on a same plane, and
wherein said connection unit is disposed above the plurality of semiconductor units and has a plurality of external terminals that include a P terminal, a M terminal, an N terminal, and a U terminal on a top surface thereof, each of the P, M, N and U terminals on the top surface connecting corresponding ones of the P, M, N, and U terminals of the three-level inverter circuits, respectively, in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,123,442

HIGH POWER DENSITY POWER SUPPLY

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. A high power density power supply, comprising a casing, the casing having a panel at a front side thereof, characterized in that the high power density power supply further comprises a plurality of power modules, a first filter circuit board and a plurality of second filter circuit boards;the power modules are arranged side by side in the casing in a direction perpendicular to the panel, a front side of each of the power modules is provided with a cooling fan;
the first filter circuit board is disposed in the casing and located in front of the cooling fans of the power modules, the first filter circuit board includes a first filter thereon;
the second filter circuit boards are disposed in the casing, the second filter circuit boards are fixedly connected to top ends of the cooling fans of the power modules respectively, a second filter is disposed beneath each of the second filter circuit boards, one side of each of the second filter circuit boards, facing the first filter circuit board, is provided with a plurality of first conductive plates extending downward, bottoms of the first conductive plates are fixedly connected to the first filter circuit board so that the second filter circuit boards are electrically connected to the first filter circuit board, another side of each of the second filter circuit boards, facing a corresponding one of the power modules, is provided with a plurality of second conductive plates extending downward, and bottoms of the second conductive plates are fixedly connected to the corresponding power modules so that the second filter circuit boards are electrically connected to the corresponding power modules respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,123,441

MEMORY DEVICE WITH DAUGHTER BOARD FASTENING STRUCTURE

SHANNON SYSTEMS LTD., Sh...

1. A memory device, comprising:a motherboard, wherein the motherboard comprises a contact portion;
a controller, disposed on the motherboard and corresponding to the contact portion;
a first memory unit, coupled to the motherboard, wherein the first memory unit is located on one side of the controller, and the first memory unit comprises a plurality of first memory chips;
a second memory unit, coupled to the motherboard, wherein the second memory unit is located on another side of the controller, and the second memory unit comprises a plurality of second memory chips;
a heat sink, thermally connected to the controller, wherein the heat sink is located between the first memory unit and the second memory unit, wherein number of first memory chips is equal to number of second memory chips, wherein the first memory unit comprises a first daughter board, the second memory unit comprises a second daughter board, the first memory chips are disposed on the first daughter board, the second memory chips are disposed on the second daughter board, and the first daughter board and the second daughter board are coupled to the motherboard;
a metal plate, wherein the motherboard comprises a first surface and a second surface, the controller is disposed on the first surface, and the metal plate is affixed to the second surface, wherein the motherboard comprises a first connector, a second connector, a third connector and a fourth connector, the first daughter board is connected to the first connector and a second connector, and the second daughter board is connected to the third connector and the fourth connector; and
a plurality of first fasteners and a plurality of second fasteners, the first daughter board comprises a plurality of first connection posts, the second daughter board comprises a plurality of second connection posts, the first fasteners pass the metal plate and the motherboard and are affixed to the first connection posts, and the second fasteners pass the metal plate and the motherboard and are affixed to the second connection posts.

US Pat. No. 10,123,440

ELECTRICAL DEVICE HAVING A HOUSING AND A LID WHICH MAY BE PLACED ON THE HOUSING

14. An electrical device, comprising:a housing;
a lid placeable on the housing;
a sealing element situated in a depression of the housing, in particular the wall of the housing, which is disposed between the housing and the lid, the sealing element having a recess for the feed-through of a cable, the cable being placeable inside a curved groove of the housing, wherein the housing includes a claw segment that cuts into a shield of the cable; and
signal electronics, by which a power semiconductor switch is able to be actuated, connected to the housing in a heat-conducting manner, the signal electronics being accommodated in the lid;
wherein:
a sealing lip of the sealing element rests against the cable,
the cable has an electric line surrounded by an insulating material, which is enveloped by the shield,
a sheath of an electrically insulating material surrounds the shield in a region of the sealing lip of the sealing element, and
the cable is stripped of its sheath in a region of the claw segment.

US Pat. No. 10,123,439

COVER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a casing having an interior space;
an electronic assembly located in the interior space; and
a cover, comprising:
a first covering member disposed on the casing and covering the interior space, and the first covering member having a pivot hole;
a second covering member having a sign and a fixing pillar, and the second covering member disposed on the first covering member;
a rotating assembly comprising a base, a pivot and a fastener, the base disposed on a side of the pivot hole, the base having a slot and a through hole which is connected to the slot, the fixing pillar spaced apart from the pivot, the pivot having a connecting end and a fixing end opposite to each other, the connecting end connected to the second covering member, the fixing end rotatably inserted into the slot, the fixing end having a threaded hole, and the fastener penetrating through the through hole and fixed to the threaded hole; and
a first positioning member and a second positioning member disposed on a side of the first covering member far away from the casing, the first positioning member and the second positioning member located on different sides of the pivot hole, and the fixing pillar being movable to be moved to the first positioning member or the second positioning member;
wherein the second covering member is rotatable with respect to the first covering member via the pivot in order to change the position of the sign.

US Pat. No. 10,123,438

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

4. An electronic apparatus comprising:a case having an opening;
an electronic component housed in the case;
a cable whose one end is inserted into the opening to be electronically connected to the electronic component and the other end is drawn out to outside;
a bonding intermediating member that is made of a resin and joined to the cable;
a cylindrical clamp that fits into the opening and holds the cable when the bonding intermediating member fits into the cylindrical clamp; and
a sealing resin part that fills an internal space defined by the case and the cylindrical clamp,
wherein the cable has a core wire comprising a conductive wire and a sheath that is made of a resin covering the core wire,
the core wire is exposed at the one end side of the cable without being covered by the sheath,
the bonding intermediating member has a cylindrical base covering an outer circumferential face of the sheath and a cylindrical extension part extending from the cylindrical base toward the one end side of the cable and being bonded to the sealing resin part, wherein an inner circumferential face and an outer circumferential face of the cylindrical extension part at a tip side and an end face at the tip side of the cylindrical extension part in an axial direction are all covered by the sealing resin part, an inner circumferential face of the cylindrical base is completely in physical contact with the outer circumferential face of the sheath, and
the bonding intermediating member is fixed to the cable by welding the cylindrical base onto the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,123,437

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing, comprising a frame and a buffer structure, wherein the buffer structure is connected to the frame by overmolding;
a channel, extending through the housing and being defined by a recessed portion of the frame, wherein the channel is adjacent to the buffer structure and extends along a sidewall of the frame such that the channel is disposed between the buffer structure and the frame; and
a flexible circuit, disposed through the channel and configured for insertion and removal from the channel via an opening defined by the frame and the buffer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,123,436

LIVE LOAD INDICATOR WITH DOOR INTERLOCK

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. An electrical enclosure, comprising:a housing structure containing a current supply conductor and at least one electrical device;
a current transformer surrounding the current supply conductor; and
a monitoring circuit electrically connected to the current transformer, the monitoring circuit's operating power being provided by current induced in the current transformer from current in the current supply conductor, the monitoring circuit to use the operating power to monitor the current in the current supply conductor, the monitoring circuit to output a signal on an output line indicating whether current through the current supply conductor is on or off.

US Pat. No. 10,123,435

DISPLAY CONTROL MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a pair of display modules;
a supporting member positioned between the pair of display modules in an X-axis direction in an XYZ rectangular coordinate system; and
at least one printed circuit board (PCB) coupled to the supporting member in a positive Y-axis direction for controlling the display modules, wherein
the display modules are configured to be connected to opposite sides of the PCB in the X-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,123,434

COUPLER AND HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A head mounted display device comprising:a main frame including a lens;
a front case including a seating area in which an electronic display device is seated and a peripheral area that surrounds at least a portion of a periphery of the electronic display device;
a connector holder horizontally movable from one side of the peripheral area with respect to a bottom of the seating area and that is electrically connected to a connection port of the electronic display device while surrounding at least a portion of one side of the electronic display device when the electronic display device is mounted; and
a fixing holder horizontally movable from one side of the peripheral area with respect to the bottom of the seating area of the front case and that surrounds a portion of an opposite side surface of the electronic display device when the electronic display device is mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,123,433

CARRIER-ATTACHED COPPER FOIL, LAMINATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED-WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A carrier-attached copper foil having a carrier, an intermediate layer and an ultra-thin copper layer having a thickness of 0.1 and 12 ?m in this order,wherein a number of crystal grains per unit cross-sectional area of the ultra-thin copper layer in a through-thickness direction is 0.1 to 5 grains/?m2, and a ten point average roughness Rz of a surface on a side of the ultra-thin copper layer is 0.1 to 2.0 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,123,432

SIMULTANEOUS AND SELECTIVE WIDE GAP PARTITIONING OF VIA STRUCTURES USING PLATING RESIST

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A multilayer printed circuit board, comprising:a first core or sub-composite structure;
a second core or sub-composite structure;
a first dielectric layer between the first core or sub-composite structure and a first surface of the second core or sub-composite structure;
a third core or sub-composite structure;
a second dielectric layer between the third core or sub-composite structure and a second surface of the second core or sub-composite structure;
a first plating resist selectively positioned in the first dielectric layer and adjacent to the first core or sub-composite structure;
a second plating resist selectively positioned in the first dielectric layer and adjacent to the second core or sub-composite structure, the second plating resist separate from the first plating resist;
a third plating resist selectively positioned in the second dielectric layer and adjacent to the second core or sub-composite structure;
a fourth plating resist selectively positioned in the second dielectric layer and adjacent to the third core or sub-composite structure, the third plating resist separate from the fourth plating resist; and
a through hole extending through the first core or sub-composite structure, the second core or sub-composite structure, the first dielectric layer, the first plating resist, the second plating resist, the third dielectric layer, the fourth dielectric layer, and the third core or sub-composite structure, where an interior surface of the through hole is plated with a conductive material except along a first gap between the first plating resist and the second plating resist to form a partitioned plated through hole having a first via segment electrically isolated from a second via segment.

US Pat. No. 10,123,431

METHODS OF DEFECT INSPECTION OF PLATED THROUGH HOLE STRUCTURES UTILIZING FLUORESCENT CONDUCTIVE FILL MATERIAL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of fabricating a microelectronic substrate, comprising:forming a substrate core having a first surface and an opposing second surface;
forming a hole to extend from the substrate core first surface to the substrate core second surface defining at least one sidewall;
forming a conductive material layer on the at least one substrate core hole sidewall;
disposing a fluorescent conductive fill material to abut the conductive material layer and substantially fill the substrate core hole;
illuminating an exposed portion of the fluorescent conductive fill material; and
detecting anomalies in the light fluoresced by the exposed portion of the fluorescent conductive fill material.

US Pat. No. 10,123,430

MATERIALS FOR USE WITH INTERCONNECTS OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS

Alpha Assembly Solutions ...

1. A method of providing an electrical connection in a solar cell assembly comprising a circuit board and a silicon-containing layer, the method comprising:disposing a two-step solder on or between the circuit board and the silicon-containing layer, the two-step solder comprising a low melt solder component disposed on a base solder component;
subjecting the low melt solder component to a first processing step of melting the low melt solder component of the two-step solder to form a solder alloy or an intermetallic from the low melt solder component and the base solder component; and thereafter
laser soldering the solar cell assembly at an effective temperature to provide an electrical connection between the circuit board and the silicon-containing layer;
wherein the solar cell assembly further comprising a backing layer coupled to the circuit board and a protective covering coupled to the silicon-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,123,429

MOUNTING OF COMPONENTS ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a first component arranged at a first surface of the printed circuit board, wherein the first component comprises a bottom surface facing the first surface, and wherein the bottom surface of the first component comprises a recess;
a second component arranged at a second surface of the printed circuit board, wherein the second component comprises a pin inserted into the recess of the first component;
wherein the first component is in a laterally overlapping position with the second component; and
wherein the first component and the second component are press-connected to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,123,428

PACKAGE MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A package module, comprising:a circuit board;
an electronic component disposed on the circuit board;
a frame disposed next to at least one side of the electronic component, wherein a gap is formed between the frame and the electronic component; and
an encapsulant comprising a first portion covering at least a part of the circuit board and a second portion filling into at least a part of the gap, the first portion being connected to the second portion, the first portion and the second portion being located on two opposite sides of the frame respectively, the first portion being in contact with the frame, the second portion being in contact with the frame and the electronic component, the first portion having a first height relative to the circuit board, the second portion having a second height relative to the circuit board, wherein the first height and the second height are from highest positions of the first portion and the second portion to the circuit board respectively, a distance between a bottom end of the frame and the circuit board is less than the first height and the second height is greater than the first height;
a housing, wherein the electronic component, the frame, and the encapsulant are in the housing; and
wherein the housing comprises an encapsulant injection port, wherein a vertical projection of the encapsulant injection port onto the circuit board is not overlapped with the electronic.

US Pat. No. 10,123,427

INKJET SYSTEM FOR PRINTING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

MUTRACX INTERNATIONAL B.V...

1. A substrate conveyor for supporting a substrate during a movement in an inkjet system, wherein the substrate conveyor comprises a conveyor body including a conveyor support face for supporting the substrate, and a conveyor guidance for guiding the conveyor body in a conveyor direction, wherein the substrate conveyor comprises further a substrate transfer unit for transferring the substrate to and fro the conveyor support face, wherein the substrate transfer unit comprisesat least one gripper for gripping the substrate;
a gripper holder for holding the at least one gripper;
a transfer guidance for guiding the gripper holder;
a first holder actuator for driving the gripper holder along the transfer guidance in a transfer direction along the substrate conveyor;
wherein the substrate transfer guidance is fixed to the conveyor body, such that during a movement of the substrate conveyor body, the substrate transfer guidance moves together with the conveyor body.

US Pat. No. 10,123,426

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, PRINTED BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A printed board comprising:a component built-in board in which at least a first core layer on which a first electronic component is mounted, a second core layer on which a second electronic component is mounted, an adhesive layer arranged between the first core layer and the second core layer, and a wiring layer are stacked,
wherein the wiring layer includes:
a front-surface-side wiring layer for electrically connecting a third electronic component mounted in a first core layer side of the component built-in board to at least one of the first electronic component and the second electronic component; and
a back-surface-side wiring layer for electrically connecting an external connection terminal formed in a second core layer side of the component built-in board to at least one of the first electronic component and the second electronic component, and
wherein the component built-in board includes a through electrode penetrating through at least the first core layer, the adhesive layer, and the second core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,123,425

SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR MODULE WITH IMPROVED PLANARITY

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A method of assembling a solid electrolytic capacitor module having an upper module surface and a lower module surface, the method comprising:providing a plurality of active capacitors, each of the plurality of active capacitors comprising a capacitor element and an active capacitor case that encapsulates the capacitor element, wherein the active capacitor case includes an upper surface adjacent the upper module surface, a lower surface adjacent the lower module surface, opposing side surfaces, a front surface, and a rear surface;
providing a sacrificial capacitor, wherein the sacrificial capacitor comprises a sacrificial capacitor case, wherein the sacrificial capacitor case includes an upper surface, a lower surface, opposing side surfaces, a front surface, and a rear surface;
positioning the plurality of active capacitors on a planar surface so that the lower surface of each of the active capacitor cases is in contact with the planar surface, wherein the plurality of active capacitors are aligned along a horizontal direction so that the side surfaces of the active capacitor cases are parallel to each other; and
positioning the sacrificial capacitor adjacent one of the side surfaces of one of the plurality of active capacitors so that the lower surface of the sacrificial capacitor case is in contact with the planar surface, wherein the sacrificial capacitor is aligned along the horizontal direction so that the side surfaces of the sacrificial capacitor case and the side surfaces of the active capacitor cases are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,123,424

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
an under-panel sheet which is disposed on the PCB, the under-panel sheet including a main portion and a groove recessed from a surface facing the PCB toward an opposite surface; and
a sensor which is disposed on the PCB in the groove,
wherein the PCB includes a first area on which the sensor is disposed, a second area surrounding the first area and a connecting portion disposed between the first area and the second area, the connecting portion including at least one opening.

US Pat. No. 10,123,422

COIL COMPONENT AND CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING THE SAME

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A circuit board comprising:a substrate having a plurality of land patterns; and
a coil component mounted on the substrate,
wherein the coil component comprising:
a drum-shaped core including:
a winding core part, an axial direction of the winding core part being a first direction;
a first flange part provided at one end of the winding core part in the first direction; and
a second flange part provided at other end of the winding core part in the first direction;
first to fourth terminal electrodes formed on the first flange part so as to be arranged in this order in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction;
fifth to eighth terminal electrodes formed on the second flange part so as to be arranged in this order in the second direction; and
first to fourth wires wound around the winding core part, one ends of the first to fourth wires being connected to different ones of the first to fourth terminal electrodes and other ends of the first to fourth wires being connected to different ones of the fifth to eighth terminal electrodes, wherein
the first flange part has a first inner side surface connected to the winding core part and a first outer side surface opposite to the first inner side surface,
the second flange part has a second inner side surface connected to the winding core part and a second outer side surface opposite to the second inner side surface,
the first to fourth terminal electrodes are formed at least on the first outer side surface,
the fifth to eighth terminal electrodes are formed at least on the second outer side surface,
a distance between the first and second terminal electrodes in the second direction is larger than the distance between the third and fourth terminal electrodes in the second direction,
a distance between the fifth and sixth terminal electrodes in the second direction is larger than the distance between the seventh and eighth terminal electrodes in the second direction,
a distance between a first virtual line and the third terminal electrode in the second direction is larger than a distance between the first virtual line and the second terminal electrode in the second direction, where the first virtual line is defined on the first outer side surface, extends in a third direction substantially perpendicular to the first and second directions, and whose position in the second direction coincides with the center axis of the winding core part,
a distance between a second virtual line and the seventh terminal electrode in the second direction is larger than a distance between the second virtual line and the sixth terminal electrode in the second direction, where the second virtual line is defined on the second outer side surface, extends in the third direction, and whose position in the second direction coincides with the center axis of the winding core part, and
the plurality of land patterns include first, second, third, and fourth land patterns connected respectively to the first, second, fifth, and sixth terminal electrodes, a fifth land pattern connected in common to the third and fourth terminal electrodes, and a sixth land pattern connected in common to the seventh and eighth terminal electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,123,421

CAPACITOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A capacitor mounting structure constituted by multiple multilayer capacitors mounted on a mounting face of a circuit board under series connection, each multilayer capacitor having two end faces opposing to each other wherein electrical signals flow through the multilayer capacitor in a signal direction from one of the two end faces to the other of the two end faces, wherein the multiple multilayer capacitors are placed in a manner such that adjacent multilayer capacitors are connected in series with respect to electrical signal flow and the signal directions of the adjacent multiple capacitors are opposite to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,123,420

COIL ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A coil electronic component comprising:a magnetic body including first and second coil parts spaced apart from each other, wherein the coil parts each include first and second coil conductors respectively disposed on first and second surfaces of a substrate, and
a non-magnetic film disposed between the first and second coil parts,
wherein a main surface of the non-magnetic film is disposed to be perpendicular to a main surface of the substrates of the first and second coil parts.

US Pat. No. 10,123,419

SURFACE-MOUNTABLE POWER DELIVERY BUS BOARD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) device assembly, comprising:a primary printed circuit board (PCB) further including:
first front-side pads disposed within a first front-side region of the primary PCB;
second front-side pads disposed within a second front-side region of the primary PCB;
first back-side pads disposed within a first back-side region, opposite the first front-side region, wherein the first back-side pads are electrically coupled through the primary PCB to the first front-side pads; and
second back-side pads disposed within a second back-side region, opposite the second front-side region, wherein the second back-side pads are electrically coupled through the primary PCB to a first portion of the second front-side pads; and
a secondary PCB mounted to a back side of the primary PCB, the secondary PCB bridging a length between the first and second back-side regions and comprising two or more layers of conductive traces electrically coupling the first and second back-side pads, the two or more layers of conductive traces including one or more ground traces and one or more power traces, and wherein the secondary PCB further comprises:
a first plurality of ball grid array (BGA) pads coupled by solder to the first back-side pads, the first plurality of BGA pads coupled to the conductive traces through one or more first vias extending through the secondary PCB;
a second plurality of BGA pads coupled by solder to the second back-side pads, the second plurality of BGA pads coupled to the conductive traces through one or more second vias extending through the secondary PCB; and
one or more decoupling capacitors coupled across the ground and power traces.

US Pat. No. 10,123,418

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:an insulating layer, comprising a first conductive through hole, a first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first conductive through hole penetrating the insulating layer to connect the first surface and the second surface;
a first dielectric layer, disposed on the first surface;
a first inductor, disposed on the first surface of the insulating layer and electrically connecting the first conductive through hole, the first inductor comprising a first conductive coil and a first magnetic flux axis, wherein the first conductive coil in a solenoid form penetrates the first dielectric layer, and a direction of the first magnetic flux axis is substantially parallel to the first surface;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the second surface; and
a second inductor, located on the second surface of the insulating layer and electrically connecting the first conductive through hole, the second inductor comprising a second conductive coil and a second magnetic flux axis, wherein the second conductive coil in a solenoid form penetrates the second dielectric layer, and a direction of the second magnetic flux axis is substantially parallel to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,416

VEHICULAR WIRING STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A vehicular wiring structure, comprising:a wired member to be wired on a vehicle, which comprises a flat face having an even surface and a non-flat face having an uneven surface; and
a printed wiring part arranged on the wired member, wherein
the printed wiring part is arranged such that:
in the flat face, a conductive member is printed on the flat face directly; and
in the non-flat face, a film on which a conductive member is printed is pasted to the non-flat face.

US Pat. No. 10,123,415

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A production method of a wiring substrate, the wiring substrate comprising:a surface layer having electrical insulation properties; and
a connection terminal protruding from the surface layer and including a base portion made of an electrically conductive first metal and a covering portion made of an electrically conductive second metal having a melting point lower than that of the first metal and covering the base portion, the production method comprising:
applying the second metal to the base portion by displacement plating such that the covering portion is formed on the base portion and a hollow is formed in the base portion so as to extend from a lateral surface of the base portion toward the inside;
heating the connection terminal at a temperature higher than or equal to the melting point of the second metal so as to fill the hollow with a molten metal melted from at least the covering portion among the base portion and the covering portion and thereby forming a filling portion made of at least one of the second metal and an alloy containing the first and second metals and filling the hollow in the base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,123,414

MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD USING LASER DIRECT STRUCTURING ADDITIVE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer circuit board comprising:a laminate including a plurality of insulating substrates that are stacked; and
a conductor provided in the laminate; wherein
the plurality of insulating substrates include a first insulating substrate and a second insulating substrate, each of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate includes a curved face located at an intermediate position in an extending direction where a thickness of each of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate changes;
a Laser Direct Structuring additive is added or applied to the first insulating substrate;
the conductor is plated on an area including the curved face where the Laser Direct Structuring additive is irradiated with a laser; and
the curved faces of the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate are abutted to each other, and a thicker portion of the first insulating substrate overlies a thinner portion of the second insulating substrate and a thinner portion of the first insulating substrate overlies a thicker portion of the second insulating substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,123,412

THERMOSETTING POLYMER FORMULATIONS, CIRCUIT MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

ROGERS CORPORATION, Roge...

1. A thermosetting polymer formulation, comprising:40 to 90 volume percent of a thermosetting polymer system;
10 to 40 volume percent of a plurality of hexagonal boron nitride platelets having a mean particle diameter of 5 to 20 micrometers, and a D10 particle diameter of 3 to 7 micrometers, and a D90 particle diameter of 20 to 30 micrometers;
a total of 0.01 to 10 volume percent of a coupling agent, an impact modifier, a curing agent, a defoamer, a colorant, a thickening agent, a release agent, an accelerator, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 10,123,411

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A printed wiring board comprising:a first insulating substrate;
a first conductive layer on one main surface of the first insulating substrate;
a second insulating substrate of which a main surface is laminated at a side of the main surface of the first insulating substrate; and
an adhesive layer between the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate,
wherein a position of an end surface of an end part of the second insulating substrate is located outside a position of an end surface of an end part of the adhesive layer,
wherein the first conductive layer has a second surface that is a surface at an opposite side to a first surface of the first conductive layer in contact with the first insulating substrate,
wherein the second surface of the first conductive layer includes an exposed surface of the first conductive layer that is exposed within a region located outside the position of the end surface of the adhesive layer,
wherein the exposed surface of the first conductive layer, the end surface of the adhesive layer, and the main surface of the second insulating substrate are arranged to surround an external space from three directions, and
wherein a distance from the end part of the adhesive layer to the end part of the second insulating substrate is 0.8 times or more and 20 times or less a thickness of the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,123,410

FINE LINE 3D NON-PLANAR CONFORMING CIRCUIT

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A non-planar conforming circuit, comprising:a non-planar surface;
a first conforming oxide dielectric layer comprised of a dielectric material on the non-planar surface, wherein the first conforming oxide dielectric layer includes a portion having a thickness of no more than 0.3 mil;
at least one first conforming circuit line comprised of a first conductive material on top of the first conforming oxide dielectric layer, wherein the at least one first conforming circuit line includes a portion having a thickness of no more than 0.05 mil, and wherein the first conductive material includes titanium, copper and gold;
at least one second conforming oxide dielectric layer on the first conforming oxide dielectric oxide layer, wherein the at least one second conforming oxide dielectric layer surrounds the at least one first conforming circuit line on the dielectric material;
at least one second conforming circuit line comprised of a second conductive material on top of the at least one second conforming oxide dielectric layer; and
a conductive via extending through the at least one second conforming oxide dielectric layer, wherein the conductive via electrically connects the at least one first conforming circuit line to the at least one second conforming circuit line.

US Pat. No. 10,123,409

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND LIGHT MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A flexible printed circuit board configured to receive electronic components, comprising an electrically insulating flexible element configured to bear conductive component-connecting tracks, said flexible element being further configured to be bent according to a curvature,wherein said printed circuit board further comprises at least one electrically insulating reinforcing element mechanically secured to said flexible element, extending on one side of said curvature and comprising two parts:
a first part being substantially planar,
a second part exhibiting a predefined curvature, arranged on the side of said curvature of said flexible element,
said at least one reinforcing element being arranged so as to leave a free part for said flexible element to be bent according to said curvature,
wherein said printed circuit board further comprises at least one stiffening element arranged on the same side of said free part as said at least one reinforcing element and fixed to said flexible element or to said at least one reinforcing element.

US Pat. No. 10,123,408

CIRCUIT BOARD, CURRENT-MEASURING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MEASURING A CURRENT OF A CIRCUIT BOARD

Nvidia Corporation, Sant...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a substrate;
a conductive trace;
an electronic element electrically coupled with the conductive trace; and
a pair of holes passing through the substrate and disposed respectively at two opposite sides of the conductive trace and adjacent to the conductive trace, wherein a current-measuring device is adapted for passing through the holes and surrounding the conductive trace, and wherein further each of the pair of holes is disposed in a distance from any edge of the circuit board, wherein the current-measuring device comprises an annular magnetic permeable core and a sensor, wherein the sensor is disposed inside the annular magnetic permeable core; and wherein the annular magnetic permeable core passes through the holes and surrounds the conductive trace and forms a close-ended loop.

US Pat. No. 10,123,407

TRANSMISSION LINE STRUCTURE HAVING ORTHOGONALLY ORIENTED TRANSMISSION LINE SEGMENTS CONNECTED BY VIAS EXTENDING THROUGH A SUBSTRATE BODY

CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIV...

1. A structure of a transmission line adapted for a substrate having a body, a first signal transmission layer, a second signal transmission layer, wherein the first signal transmission layer and the second signal transmission layer are disposed in parallel and insulated from each other, the structure of the transmission line, comprising:a first transmission line, comprising:
a first line segment disposed in the first signal transmission layer and extending along a first direction;
a second line segment disposed in the second signal transmission layer and extending along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
a first signal via disposed in the body and perpendicular to the first signal transmission layer and connected to the first line segment and the second line segment;
a second transmission line, comprising:
a third line segment disposed in the first signal transmission layer and extending along the first direction and partially overlapped by an orthogonal projection of the second line segment onto the first signal transmission layer;
a fourth line segment disposed in the second signal transmission layer and extending along the second direction; and
a second signal via disposed in the body and perpendicular to the first signal transmission layer and connected to the third line segment and the fourth line segment; and
at least one inter-layer via adjacent to the first line segment or the third line segment and disposed within a predetermined distance from the first signal via and perpendicularly connected to the first signal transmission layer and the second signal transmission layer;
wherein both the first signal transmission layer and the second signal transmission layer are disposed in the body, and the body has a first dielectric coefficient, and
wherein the at least one inter-layer via has a second dielectric coefficient less than the first dielectric coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,123,405

FAST BURST AND STEADY-STATE INTENSE NEUTRON SOURCE

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A compact system for producing a high flux of neutrons, the system comprising:a dense plasma focus device having an input end and an output end, the dense plasma focus device including
a cylindrical cathode;
a cylindrical anode disposed within and concentric to the cathode;
an insulator provided between portions of the cathode and the anode, the insulator disposed proximate to the input end of the dense plasma focus device; and
a chamber bounded by the cathode and the anode, the chamber being pressurized with a fill gas;
an outer multiplier layer configured to cover sidewalls and the input end of the dense plasma focus device;
a fission assembly neutronically coupled to the dense plasma focus device; and
a fast neutron multiplier layer configured to cover the output end of the dense plasma focus device,
wherein the fission assembly is a subcritical or a sub-prompt critical fission assembly,
wherein the fission assembly comprises a low enriched uranium blanket, wherein the fast neutron multiplier layer is sandwiched between the output end of the dense plasma focus device and the low enriched uranium blanket, and
wherein the dense plasma focus device is a source of initiating neutrons for the fission assembly, and the fission assembly is configured to multiply a number of the initiating neutrons via inducing fission.

US Pat. No. 10,123,403

INTELLIGENT CONTROL OF BACKLIGHTING OR OTHER PILOT LIGHTS ON WALL SWITCH OR THE LIKE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method comprising:in response to an event, retrieving a current lighting state of at least one luminaire or a sensor state of at least one sensor; and
determining an illumination adjustment for a user interface element of a lighting control device configured to control the at least one luminaire based on the current lighting state, the sensor state, the event, or a combination thereof, the illumination adjustment producing a visible output to guide a user to select a next lighting state for the at least one luminaire via the user interface;
wherein:
the event is:
(i) a local event for a local network,
(ii) a global event for a link network, or
(iii) an internal event to the at least one luminaire, the lighting control device, or a network controller; and
the event includes a startup event, a lighting state change event, a sensor state change event, or a scheduled event.

US Pat. No. 10,123,401

METHOD AND INDICATING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

KWANG YANG MOTOR CO., LTD...

1. A method for a vehicle, the method to be implemented by a vehicle capable of communication with a portable electronic device, the vehicle including an electrical system that includes a power switch, and an indicating system that includes a processor, a wireless transmission module and an indicating unit, the method comprising steps of:controlling, by the processor, the electrical system to temporarily provide electric power to the indicating system after the power switch is switched from a conductive state to a non-conductive state;
determining, by the processor, whether a wireless connection is established between the portable electronic device and the wireless transmission module;
when it is determined by the processor that the wireless connection is established, activating, by the processor, the indicating unit to output an indication signal.

US Pat. No. 10,123,400

WALL-MOUNTABLE WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A wall-mountable remote control device configured to control an electrical load device adapted to receive power from an AC power source, the remote control device comprising:a yoke configured to be mounted to an electrical wallbox;
an enclosure configured to connect to the yoke such that the enclosure is located inside of the electrical wallbox;
a bezel that protrudes outward from a front surface of the yoke;
an air-gap switch located in the enclosure and adapted to be electrically coupled in series between the AC power source and the electrical load device;
a user interface located on a front surface of the bezel and configured to be actuated by a user of the remote control device;
a wireless communication circuit configured to transmit a signal;
a control circuit located within the enclosure and electrically coupled to the user interface and the wireless communication circuit, the control circuit configured to cause the wireless communication circuit to transmit the signal in response to an actuation of the user interface, the signal including a command for controlling the electrical load device; and
a power supply electrically coupled in series with the air-gap switch and configured to conduct a charging current through the electrical load device to generate a DC supply voltage to power the control circuit and the wireless communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,123,399

LUMINAIRE, LIGHTING SYSTEM, AND SETTING METHOD IN LIGHTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a luminaire; and
a terminal which includes a display, wherein:
the luminaire comprises:
a body case; and
a lighting device mounted on the body case and including:
a power generator which generates electric power upon being pressed by the body case when the lighting device including a light-emitting element is mounted onto the body case;
a wireless communicator which performs is wireless communication; and
a controller which transmits identification information by which the lighting device is identified, via the wireless communicator using the electric power generated by the power generator when the lighting device is mounted onto the body case, and
when the lighting device is mounted onto the body case, the terminal receives, from the luminaire, the identification information of the lighting device mounted onto the body case, updates information indicating an installation state of the luminaire, and displays the updated information indicating the installation state on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,123,398

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL MULTI-SWITCH APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Noon Home, Inc., Cuperti...

1. A lighting control system multi-switch apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a lighting control module including at least three electrical terminals, the at least three electrical terminals including a power terminal, a common terminal, and a traveler terminal, the lighting control module configured to cause a transmission of a quantity of electrical energy to a lighting circuit of a light fixture electrically connected to the lighting control module;
a detector circuit positioned in the lighting control module, the detector circuit electrically coupled to the traveler terminal and configured to detect a grounding of the traveler terminal; and
a controller system in electrical communication with the detector circuit, the controller system configured to cause a call signal to be transmitted to a switch connected to the traveler terminal, the call signal configured to request the switch connected to the traveler terminal transmit a response signal to the controller system to identify the switch connected to the traveler terminal to the controller system, wherein the controller system is further configured to designate the switch connected to the traveler wire as at least one of a slave switch and a master switch and to designate the lighting control module as the other one of the slave switch and the master switch in response to receipt of the response signal from the switch connected to the traveler terminal, wherein the slave switch is configured to transmit a lighting change request received by the master switch to cause the master switch to alter a lighting scheme of the lighting circuit of the light fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,123,397

TRACKING AND COMMISSIONING OF LIGHT ENGINES USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for storing data related to operation of a lighting system including a light engine including a plurality of LEDs controlled via a driver, and a memory circuit coupled to the light engine, wherein the memory circuit comprises an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) electrically coupled to an antenna for powering the EEPROM by an electromagnetic field, the method comprising:producing the data;
programming the data into an external near-field communication (NFC) enabled device;
transmitting the data to the memory circuit via the NFC enabled device;
querying the memory circuit for the data; and
programming an LED driver with the data, wherein the LED driver is located external to the light engine.

US Pat. No. 10,123,396

SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON INTERACTIVE ILLUMINATED APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

Lumenus, LLC, Los Angele...

1. A system for displaying information through light sources comprising:a wearable;
light sources disposed on the wearable;
a controller in communication with said light sources, the controller varies illuminating schemes for the light sources based on positional data, providing location, speed, and direction of movement of a wearer relative to map data;
and a battery attached to said controller.

US Pat. No. 10,123,395

MULTI-PORT LED-BASED LIGHTING COMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A multi-port communications gateway comprising:a lighting communications interface configured to be coupled to an LED based illumination device, wherein the lighting communications interface is operable to transmit both data signals and power signals;
a lighting control network interface configured to be coupled to a lighting control system, wherein the lighting control system is operable to generate control commands;
a building management network interface configured to be coupled to a building management system, the building management network interface is operable to receive and transmit information from one or more sensors coupled to the LED based illumination device; and
a real time clock configured to determine a date and time of day synchronized with a time server accessible by the multi-port communications gateway, wherein the multi-port communications gateway periodically transmits an indication of the time of day to the LED based illumination device over the lighting communications interface.

US Pat. No. 10,123,393

POWER SUPPLY FOR A TWO-WIRE SMART SWITCH AND LIGHTING LOADS THEREOF

Kleverness Incorporated, ...

1. A power supply powered by main electricity for a two-wire or three-wire smart switch, connected to at least one lighting load, to control the power on and power off of the at least one lighting load, the power supply comprises:a first low power module;
a second low power module;
a third low power module;
a high power module;
a current sensing module;
a low power lighting load adapter;
wherein:
if the smart switch has a two-wire configuration and a first one of the least one lighting load is a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is connected in parallel to the first one of the at least one lighting load and AC power from the main electricity will flow from the first one of the at least one lighting load and the low power lighting load adapter to the low power module when the first one of the least one lighting load is in an off state;
if the smart switch has a two-wire configuration and the first one of the at least one lighting load is not a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is not connected to the first one of the at least one lighting load and the AC power will flow from the first one of the at least one lighting load to the low power module when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an off state,
if the smart switch has a three-wire configuration, the AC power will flow from a neutral and a phase wires to the first low power module;
the first low power module converts the AC power from the main electricity into a first level DC voltage and outputs the first level DC voltage to the second low power module;
the second low power module converts the first level DC voltage from the first low power module into a second level DC voltage when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an off state;
the high power module turns on the at least one lighting load, when a respective one of at least one activation signal is received from an external controller module that is powered by the second low level DC voltage, and a shunt current flows out of the high power module when the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the third low power module receives the shunt current and uses it to output the first level DC voltage to the second low power module when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the second low power module converts the first level DC voltage from the third low power module into a second level DC voltage when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the current sensing module is powered by the second level DC voltage and converts the shunt current from the high power module into a current-voltage signal to be outputted to the external controller module.

US Pat. No. 10,123,392

DATA GENERATION METHOD, DATA REPRODUCTION METHOD, DATA GENERATION DEVICE AND DATA REPRODUCTION DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A data generation method for generating video data that covers a second luminance dynamic range wider than a first luminance dynamic range and has reproduction compatibility with a first device that does not support reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range and supports reproduction of video having the first luminance dynamic range, the data generation method comprising:generating a video signal to be included in the video data using a second opto-electrical transfer function (OETF) to be referred to by a second device when the second device decodes the video data, the second device supporting reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range;
storing, into video usability information (VUI) in the video data, first transfer function information for identifying a first OETF to be referred to by the first device when the first device decodes the video data; and
storing, into supplemental enhancement information (SEI) in the video data, second transfer function information for identifying the second OETF.

US Pat. No. 10,123,391

DIMMER SWITCH AND DIMMER SWITCH SYSTEM WITH SECONDARY SWITCH

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A dimmer switch system electrically connected between a power source and a load, the dimmer switch system comprising:a primary housing including:
a primary switch actuatable by a user;
a processor structured to change a state of a dimmer switch based on actuation of either the primary switch or a secondary switch; and
a secondary switch isolation circuit;
a secondary housing including:
the secondary switch, wherein the secondary switch is actuatable by the user and electrically connected to the power source,
wherein the secondary switch isolation circuit is electrically connected between the secondary switch and the processor, the secondary switch isolation circuit including a transistor electrically coupled between the power source and the processor and being structured to provide impedance between the power source and the processor,
wherein the secondary switch isolation circuit is structured to provide a signal to the processor based on a state of the secondary switch,
wherein the transistor is a bipolar junction transistor including a base, a collector, and an emitter,
wherein the power source is electrically coupled to the base of the transistor; and wherein the processor is electrically coupled to the collector of the transistor, and
wherein the secondary switch isolation circuit includes a diode coupled between the collector of the transistor and the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,123,390

ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROL FOR SOLAR-POWERED LIGHTING DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of controlling light output of a solar-powered lighting device comprising a light source, a battery connected to the light source, a solar-power generator including a charger connected to the battery, and a control unit for performing the light output control, comprising:charging the battery while solar-power is generated;
acquiring local day-light data;
repeatedly:
acquiring, at predetermined time intervals, local weather forecast data covering a predetermined time period, and determining a lighting output profile for the predetermined time period; and
driving the lighting device according to the lighting output profile, wherein said determining a lighting output profile comprises:
predicting a lighting demand for the predetermined time period on basis of first environment light data, which first environment light data comprises the local day-light data;
predicting a battery storage level for the predetermined time period on basis of a present energy storage level and second environment light data, which second environment light data comprises the weather forecast data and the local day-light data; and
determining the lighting output profile on basis of the lighting demand and the battery storage level under consideration of keeping the energy storage level above a predetermined minimum level during the predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,123,389

LIGHT DEVICE DERIVING CONDITION OF STORAGE CIRCUIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A device for providing power to a light arrangement for emitting light, the light arrangement being configured to be in a current conducting state or in a current blocking state, the device further comprising:a storage circuit coupled to the light arrangement, the storage circuit comprising a capacitor and a resistor located in parallel to the capacitance,
a first determination circuit configured to determine whether the light arrangement is in the current conducting state or in the current blocking state,
a second determination circuit configured to determine in the current blocking state of the light arrangement points of a discharging curve of the storage circuit, and
a derivation circuit configured to derive from the discharging curve a condition of the storage circuit;wherein the device further comprises:a switch circuit configured to switch an element in parallel to the capacitor, and wherein
the points of the discharging curve of the storage circuit comprise first points of a first discharging curve of the storage circuit determined for the capacitor being disconnected from the element and discharging via the resistor without the element, and
the points of the discharging curve of the storage circuit comprise second points of a second discharging curve of the storage circuit determined for the capacitor being connected to the element and discharging via both the resistor and the element.

US Pat. No. 10,123,388

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH MULTIPLE DRIVERS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:at least two electrical conductors configured to connect to alternate-current (AC) mains;
one or more LED arrays;
a rechargeable battery;
a full-wave rectifier connected to the at least two electrical conductors and configured to convert a line voltage from the AC mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage;
an input filter configured to suppress electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise;
a first driver comprising a first power sustaining device, a first ground reference, and a second ground reference electrically isolated from the first ground reference and coupled to the full-wave rectifier via the input filter, the first driver configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage that charges the rechargeable battery to reach a third DC voltage;
a second driver comprising a second power sustaining device, the second driver configured to receive the third DC voltage from the rechargeable battery and convert the third DC voltage into a fourth DC voltage to light up the one or more LED arrays when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable;
a third driver comprising a third power sustaining device and coupled to the full-wave rectifier via the input filter, the third driver configured to convert the first DC voltage into a fifth DC voltage that powers up the one or more LED arrays at full power and to meet LED luminaire efficacy requirements when the line voltage from the AC mains is available; and
a control circuit comprising an optocoupler, the control circuit configured to disable the second driver by controlling the second power sustaining device when the line voltage from the AC mains is available and to disable the third driver by controlling the third power sustaining device when a rechargeable battery test is performed,
wherein:
the optocoupler comprises an infrared LED and a phototransistor, respectively coupled to the second ground reference and the first ground reference, the optocoupler configured to disable the first driver when disabled;
the first driver, the second driver, the third driver, and the control circuit are configured to auto-select the line voltage from the AC mains or the third DC voltage from the rechargeable battery to operate the one or more LED arrays; and
the rechargeable battery test is performed to ensure that the rechargeable battery is in a working condition.

US Pat. No. 10,123,387

LIGHTING STRING DEVICE, LIGHTING STRING LOCATION IDENTIFYING SYSTEM, AND LIGHTING STRING LOCATION IDENTIFYING METHOD THEREOF

POWER MOS ELECTRONICS LIM...

1. A lighting string system, comprising a lighting string device, the light string device including:a lighting string controller; and
a plurality of lighting units, each one of the plurality of lighting units comprising a lighting portion and a controlling chip, wherein the controlling chip comprises an address code, a driving end, a controlling end, and a power end, the driving end is connected with the lighting portion, and the controlling end and the power end are connected to the lighting string controller through a power line, wherein the controlling chip is provided for acquiring controlling command information transmitted by the lighting string controller through the power line, and for comparing the controlling command information and the address code so as to determine whether to drive the lighting portion or not;
at least one light sensor configured for detecting a lighting variation of the lighting unit; and
an identification device, connected with the light sensor and the lighting string controller, wherein the identification device is provided for dividing the address code of the controlling chip into segments and an address code in the controlling command information into segments, the segments divided from the address code in the controlling command information comprising a first segment and a second segment having a higher weighting value than the first segment, for transmitting the first segment from the lighting string controller to the controlling chip, for acquiring the lighting variation detected by the light sensor after the first segment transmittance, and for deciding whether to transmit the second segment according to the lighting variation.

US Pat. No. 10,123,385

DIMMING CONTROLLER AND BACKLIGHT MODULE HAVING THE SAME

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A dimming controller adapted for a backlight module, used for controlling a plurality of LED channels, and the dimming controller comprising:a processor periodically generating a vertical synchronization signal with a first time and a horizontal synchronization signal with a second time, and generating a lightness adjustment signal within each first time, wherein the vertical synchronization signal and the horizontal synchronization signal synchronize a screen, the first time is longer than the second time, the first time is divided into a plurality of time intervals, and each time interval is composed of the second times;
a register coupled to the processor, receiving and temporarily storing the lightness adjustment signal, wherein the lightness adjustment signal includes a lighting time of each LED channel; and
a pulse frequency modulator generator (PFM generator) coupled to the processor and the register, receiving the vertical synchronization signal, the horizontal synchronization signal, and the lighting time of each LED channel, and respectively generating a PFM signal having the time intervals according to the lighting time of each LED channel;
wherein in each PFM signal, the PFM generator divides the corresponding lighting time, by viewing the time interval as a divided unit, to generate at least one lighting signal, and the PFM generator distributes the at least one lighting signal to the different time intervals to control the corresponding LED channel according to the at least one lighting signal.

US Pat. No. 10,123,384

LED DIMMING

Linear Technology Holding...

1. A pulse width modulation (PWM) method of driving a light-emitting diode (LED) to allow dimming while reducing or avoiding flicker, including using a first signal to control a switch for discharging of an intermediate node through the LED, and using a second signal to control a switch for charging of the intermediate node, the method comprising:recurrently performing the steps of:
(a) when the first signal starts a cycle for discharging the intermediate node through the LED, triggering the second signal to start a first switch cycle for charging of the intermediate node until a charging parameter first target value is met;
(b) then, when the charging parameter first target value is met, triggering the second signal to end the first switch cycle for charging the intermediate node independent of whether the same cycle for discharging the intermediate node has ended; and
(c) then, permitting second and further switch cycles for charging the intermediate node during the same cycle for discharging the intermediate node until the same cycle for discharging the intermediate node has ended, then triggering a return to performing step (a).

US Pat. No. 10,123,383

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING APPARATUS AND SIGNAL-ADJUSTING MODULE THEREOF

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A signal-adjusting module, applied to a light emitting diode driving apparatus and electrically connected to a control circuit for generating an illuminant-control signal, the signal-adjusting module comprising:an input terminal electrically connected to the control circuit;
an output terminal electrically connected to light emitting diode driving apparatus;
a switch-control unit comprising a level-comparing unit electrically connected to the input terminal for receiving the illuminant-control signal and having a first threshold level and a second threshold level, wherein the illuminant-control signal is a pulse-width-modulation signal transiting from a first limit level to a second limit level; and
a switch electrically connected to the input terminal, the output terminal, and the switch-control unit,
wherein the level-comparing unit is configured to compare a level of the illuminant-control signal with the first threshold level and generate a first signal as a basis for turning on the switch when the level of the illuminant-control signal reaches the first threshold level, and
wherein the level-comparing unit is configured to generate a second signal as a basis for turn off the switch after passing a time interval when generating the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,123,382

CONSTANT VOLTAGE AND CURRENT SYNCHRONIC OUTPUT POWER SUPPLY AND TELEVISION

1. A constant voltage and current synchronic output power supply, comprising:a transformer for supplying power to LED loads;
a conversion circuit for converting an inputted AC power supply to a DC square wave power supply that is provided to the transformer; and
a PWM control circuit for driving the transformer;
wherein the constant voltage and current synchronic output power supply further comprises a constant voltage control circuit and a constant current control circuit; the transformer comprises a constant voltage output winding and a constant current output winding; the input end of the constant voltage control circuit is connected with the constant voltage output winding; the output end of the constant current output circuit is connected with a feedback end of the PWM control circuit; the LED loads are connected with the constant current output winding; the power supply end of the constant current control circuit is connected with the constant voltage output winding; a current control end of the constant current control circuit is connected with the LED loads;
the constant voltage control circuit, is configured for sampling the voltage outputted by the constant voltage output winding, then the sampled voltages are transferred into corresponding signals to be feedbacked to the PWM control circuit, to perform constant voltage control to the output voltage of the transformer;
the constant current control circuit, is configured for receiving the voltage outputted by the constant voltage output winding and then opening, to perform constant current control to the current flowing through the LED loads.

US Pat. No. 10,123,381

FILAMENT CIRCUIT FOR LAMP POWERED VIA BALLAST

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A filament circuit for a lamp, which lamp is configured to be powered via a ballast, the filament circuit comprising:a first filament-input configured to be coupled to a first ballast-output of the ballast,
a second filament-input configured to be coupled to a second ballast-output of the ballast,
a first circuit comprising an inductor,
a second circuit comprising a parallel configuration of a resistor and a capacitor,
a direct-current path between the first filament-input and the second filament-input, a series configuration of the first and second circuits comprising the direct-current path, and
a filament-output configured to be coupled to a driver-input of a driver for driving a light source of the lamp, wherein the filament-output is directly derived
a) from the first filament-input or
b) from the second filament-input or
c) from a junction between the first circuit and the second circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,123,377

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A method for determining functionality of communication devices in a cellular communication network including a plurality of communication devices, the method comprising:obtaining at least one measure of the performance of the cellular communication network in a component area of radio coverage;
determining from the each measure of performance whether performance conditions in the component area of radio coverage support the activation of an aggregator facility, said aggregator facility providing radio coverage to at least one first communication device within a selected geographical area;
determining from the each measure of performance whether a net benefit is expected for the performance of the network in the component area as a result of the activation of the aggregator facility; and
controlling activation of an aggregator functionality at at least one second communication device when performance conditions in the component area of radio coverage support the activation of the aggregator facility and when a net benefit is expected.

US Pat. No. 10,123,375

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING ONE OR MORE LINK ADAPTATION PARAMETERS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising circuitry and Logic configured to:process a plurality of reports from one or more reporting stations corresponding to a plurality of locations and update Location-Based Link Status (LB-LS) database (DB) based on said reports, are a report of the plurality of reports comprising an indication of a reported location and measured radio link information corresponding to the reported location;
process a first message from a wireless station, the first message comprising location information corresponding to a location of said wireless station, and an Access Point (AP) identifier to identify an AP for communication with the wireless station;
based on both the location of the wireless station and the AP identifier of the AP for communication with the wireless station, query the LB-LS DB for radio link information corresponding to said AP and to said location of said wireless station;
based on said radio link information corresponding to the location of the wireless station and to the AP for communication with the wireless station, determine one or more link adaptation parameters corresponding to a wireless link between said AP and said wireless station at said location of the wireless station; and
send to the wireless station a second message comprising the one or more link adaptation parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,123,374

USING A TEMPORARY DEFAULT BEARER FOR A PACKET DATA NETWORK SESSION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
receive a request to establish a packet data network (PDN) session for a user device;
provide a first instruction to establish the PDN session for the user device using a temporary default bearer based on receiving the request,
the temporary default bearer being maintained for less than a duration of the PDN session;
receive an indication to release the temporary default bearer after providing the first instruction to establish the PDN session; and
provide a second instruction to release the temporary default bearer and maintain one or more signaling sessions associated with the PDN session based on receiving the indication to release the temporary default bearer,
signaling information, associated with the one or more signaling sessions, being stored based on the PDN session being established and continuing to be stored after the temporary default bearer is released,
the signaling information including an identifier for the user device and a network device identifier associated with the PDN session, and
the one or more signaling sessions, associated with the PDN session, being maintained after the temporary default bearer has been released.

US Pat. No. 10,123,373

TRANSFER OF WCD SERVICE-CONTEXT INFORMATION THROUGH THE WCD TO FACILITATE TRANSITION OF THE WCD TO A NEW SERVING BASE STATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system in which a first base station serves a wireless client device (WCD) and maintains service-context information to facilitate serving the WCD, the service-context information including at least WCD bearer connection information, a method of transferring the service-context information from the first base station to a second base station to facilitate transition of the WCD from being served by the first base station to being served by the second base station, the method comprising:while the WCD is being served by the first base station, receiving by the WCD from the first base station the service-context information and storing by the WCD the received service-context information; and
when thereafter transitioning by the WCD to being served by the second base station as a result of a radio-link failure experienced by the WCD, retrieving by the WCD the stored service-context information and transmitting to the second base station the retrieved service-context information for use by the second base station to facilitate serving the WCD.

US Pat. No. 10,123,372

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AVOID VOICE CALL SETUP FAILURE DUE TO NETWORK CONGESTION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

18. A method, comprising:at an evolved Node B (eNB) of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network:
receiving a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call request from a user equipment (UE) to place a VoLTE call to a further UE;
determining whether the eNB has sufficient resources to provide a dedicated bearer to the UE for the VoLTE call;
when it is determined the eNB has insufficient resources to provide the dedicated bearer,
determining whether a further eNB of the LTE network has sufficient resources to provide the dedicated bearer for the UE, and
determining whether the UE is capable of connecting to the further eNB; and
when the further eNB has sufficient resources and the UE is capable of connecting to the eNB, performing a handover procedure such that the UE is associated with the further eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,123,371

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LTE-WAN AGGREGATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method of managing communication of packets, the method comprising:receiving, by a transceiver node, a plurality of internet protocol (IP) data packets from an IP network;
separating, by the transceiver node, the plurality of IP data packets into a first set of IP data packets and a second set of IP data packets, according to channel conditions of a cellular network and a wireless local area network (WLAN); and
transmitting, by the transceiver node to a user device, the first set of IP data packets using a cellular network protocol of the cellular network and the second set of IP data packets using a WLAN protocol of the WLAN, causing the user device to:
receive the first set of IP data packets through the cellular network and the second set of IP data packets through the WLAN, and
combine the first set of IP data packets transmitted using the cellular network protocol and the second set of IP data packets transmitted using the WLAN protocol into a combined set of IP data packets.

US Pat. No. 10,123,370

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) OPERATION METHOD CARRIED OUT BY TERMINAL IN RRC CONNECTION STATE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) operation in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining whether a radio link failure is detected while the D2D operation is performed using a first type resource scheduled by a base station (BS);
performing the D2D operation on a second type resource, which is autonomously selected by the UE in a resource pool, when the radio link failure is detected;
starting a specific timer when the UE performs the D2D operation on the second type resource;
determining whether the UE receives a configuration for the D2D operation from the BS while the specific timer is running;
stopping the specific timer when the UE receives the configuration for the D2D operation from the BS; and
performing the D2D operation on the first type resource scheduled by the BS upon stopping the specific timer,
wherein the UE determines that the radio link failure is detected when a timer, which is started upon detecting a physical layer problem, expires.

US Pat. No. 10,123,369

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a first communicator that wirelessly connects to another communication apparatus using a first communication method by operating in a first mode or a second mode, wherein the first mode performs writing processing to the another communication apparatus or reading processing from the another communication apparatus using power supplied from the communication apparatus, and wherein the second mode performs writing processing to the another communication apparatus or reading processing from the another communication apparatus using power supplied from the another communication apparatus;
a second communicator that communicates with the another communication apparatus using a second communication method by operating as a first role or a second role, wherein the first role is a role of controlling the another communication apparatus, and wherein the second role is a role of being controlled by the another communication apparatus; and
one or more computers that is connected with the first communicator via a communication line and cause the communication apparatus to:
determine, in a case where the first communicator wirelessly connects to the another communication apparatus, whether the second communicator operates as the first role or the second role based on an output from the first communicator.

US Pat. No. 10,123,367

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CONNECTION SETUP IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented by an advertising device in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting an advertisement message from the advertising device over a first channel, wherein the advertisement message advertises that the advertising device is available to connect with one or more other devices in the wireless communication network; and
after transmitting the advertisement message, receiving at the advertising device a connection request message from a requesting device in the wireless communication network over a second channel different than the first channel, wherein the connection request message requests the advertising device to connect with the requesting device in response to the advertisement message; and
wherein the first channel is a random access channel of an advertising type, and the second channel is a scheduled channel of a data type.

US Pat. No. 10,123,366

WIRELESS CONNECTION METHOD, MACHINE-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING OUT-OF-BAND CHANNEL

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of wirelessly connecting to a plurality of electronic devices by a first electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, from at least one of a plurality of surrounding electronic devices in proximity to the first electronic device, by the first electronic device, a first hash value through a first channel;
receiving, by the first electronic device, a plurality of device identifiers of the plurality of surrounding electronic devices through a second channel;
calculating, by the first electronic device, a plurality of hash values from the plurality of device identifiers;
identifying, by the first electronic device, a second electronic device from the plurality of surrounding electronic devices based on a comparison of the first hash value and the plurality of hash values; and
performing, by the first electronic device, a wireless connection with the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,123,365

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPECIFIED ATTACH PROCEDURE AND MOBILITY AND PAGING SUPPORT IN DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

11. A mobility management (MM) function entity in a wireless communication system supporting a network slice including a session management (SM) function entity and a user plane gateway (UP GW), the MM function entity comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from an SM associated with a network slice among a plurality of network slices, a first message for a terminal in an idle mode including session information on the network slice, each of a plurality of sessions being established between the terminal and each of the plurality of network slices respectively; and
a controller configured to control the transceiver to:
transmit, to a base station, a paging message for the terminal based on the session information in the first message,
receive, from the base station, a second message including a service request message for the terminal, and
transmit, to the base station, a setup request message including the session information for activating a session among the plurality of sessions, the session being established between the terminal and the network slice,
wherein the session information includes identification (ID) on the network slice.

US Pat. No. 10,123,364

PROCESSING NOTIFICATIONS RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION SESSIONS

METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD, ...

1. A method of handling incoming notifications at a cluster of servers, the notifications relating to ongoing telecommunication sessions, the method comprising:receiving a notification relating to an ongoing telecommunication session at a first server in the cluster;
retrieving a session information record relevant to the ongoing telecommunication session from a first data store;
updating the session information record to form an updated session information record, the updating taking place based on the contents of the notification;
depositing the updated session information record in the first data store;
determining that the time elapsed since receiving a notification relating to the ongoing telecommunications session has exceeded a timeout threshold;
retrieving the updated session information record from the first data store;
marking the updated session information record as prematurely completed, based on the determination, to form a closed session information record;
depositing the closed session information record in a second data store suitable for long term storage and retrieval of the closed session information record;
receiving a second notification relating to the ongoing telecommunication session;
retrieving the closed session information record relevant to the ongoing telecommunication session from the first data store;
updating the closed session information record to form a further updated session information record, the updating taking place based on the contents of the second notification; and
depositing the further updated session information record in the first data store.

US Pat. No. 10,123,362

OPERATION OF A MULTI-STANDARD BASE STATION SITE SUPPORTING AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a multi-standard base station site supporting at least two different radio access technologies, wherein said multi-standard base station site comprises a first base station module adapted for a first radio access technology and a second base station module adapted for a second radio access technology, and a common radio and multi-antenna infrastructure for said first and second base station modules comprising multiple transmitter branches, wherein at least said first base station module comprises a precoder for precoding information symbols by means of a precoding matrix for multi-antenna transmission to a number of user equipment terminals, wherein said method comprises the steps of:said first base station module operating in multi-antenna transmission mode according to the first radio access technology by means of said multiple transmitter branches;
said first base station module determining phase/time compensation information based on feedback information representative of precoding matrix index (PMI) from at least one of said user equipment terminals;
said multi-standard base station site performing, for operation according to the first radio access technology, a first compensation for a relative phase/time error between at least two of said transmitter branches based on said phase/time compensation information;
said second base station module operating for transmission according to the second radio access technology by means of at least two of said multiple transmitter branches; and
said multi-standard base station site performing, for operation according to the second radio access technology, a second compensation for a relative phase/time error between at least two of said transmitter branches based on said phase/time compensation information from said first base station module; and
wherein said first base station module is operating, during a period of time, in multi-antenna transmission mode according to the first radio access technology, but at the operating frequency of the second radio access technology, and determines said phase/time compensation information based on feedback information representative of precoding matrix index, PMI, from at least one of said user equipment terminals during said period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,123,359

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION FOR D2D OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), information for a device-to-device (D2D) operation in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:establishing, by the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a network;
transmitting, by the UE to the network, D2D information indicating that the UE has an interest to perform reception of a D2D discovery signal;
receiving, by the UE from the network, a configuration of a D2D gap which includes a periodicity of the D2D gap; and
receiving, by the UE from another UE, the D2D discovery signal in the D2D gap.

US Pat. No. 10,123,358

PRIORITY MANAGEMENT FOR NEW RADIO-SPECTRUM SHARING (NR-SS)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, by a first wireless communication device associated with a first network operating entity of a plurality of network operating entities, dynamic priority information for accessing a shared spectrum in a transmission opportunity (TXOP), wherein the shared spectrum is shared by the plurality of network operating entities, wherein the dynamic priority information indicates an access priority of the first network operating entity among the plurality of network operating entities in the TXOP, and wherein the TXOP includes a plurality of priority-based channel sensing periods and a transmission period; and
communicating, by the first wireless communication device, with a second wireless communication device associated with the first network operating entity during a first channel sensing period of the plurality of priority-based channel sensing periods in the TXOP corresponding to the access priority of the first network operating entity based on the dynamic priority information, a reservation for the shared spectrum in the transmission period of the TXOP.

US Pat. No. 10,123,357

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A user equipment comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a preamble;
a receiver configured to receive a signal including a first indicator and one of a plurality of second indicators on Acquisition Indicator Channel (AICH), the first indicator corresponding to a first signature, the plurality of second indicators corresponding to a plurality of second signatures respectively;
a processor comprising hardware configured to:
detect negative acknowledgment (NACK) in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and all of the plurality of second indicators are set to 0, and
detect an Enhanced Dedicated Channel (E-DCH) resource by using at least one of the plurality of second indicators in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and the at least one of the plurality of second indicators is set to ?1 or +1,
the transmitter configured to:
perform a preamble retransmission in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and all of the plurality of second indicators are set to 0, and
transmit data using the E-DCH resource in a case where the first indicator is set to ?1 and the at least one of the plurality of second indicators is set to ?1 or +1.

US Pat. No. 10,123,356

ROBUST SELECTION OF PRACH REPETITION LEVEL FOR MTC ENHANCED COVERAGE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a wireless device for random access to a cellular communications network, comprising:determining a number of resources needed for the wireless device to successfully decode an information block received from a radio access node of the cellular communications network;
determining at least one of: (a) a code rate used for transmission of the information block by the radio access node and (b) a transmit power used by the radio access node for transmission of the information block;
determining an amount of resources to be used by the wireless device when transmitting a random access signal for a random access procedure based on: (i) the number of resources needed for the wireless device to successfully decode the information block and (ii) the at least one of: (a) the code rate used for transmission of the information block by the radio access node and (b) the transmit power used by the radio access node for transmission of the information block; and
performing the random access procedure, wherein performing the random access procedure comprises transmitting the random access signal using the amount of resources determined to be used by the wireless device when transmitting the random access signal for the random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,123,355

DEVICE-INITIATED CELL SELECTION SUBSEQUENT TO PROCEDURE FAILURE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:attempting, by a computing device capable of connecting to a long term evolution (LTE) cellular network, to perform a first non-access stratum (NAS) procedure via a serving eNodeB associated with a serving cell included in the LTE cellular network, the first NAS procedure including a radio access network (RAN) layer portion and a NAS layer portion;
determining that a first attempt to perform the first NAS procedure was unsuccessful due to a first NAS procedure failure; and
in response to the first attempt to perform the first NAS procedure being unsuccessful due to the first NAS procedure failure, selecting a first alternate cell included in the LTE cellular network and attempting to perform a second NAS procedure via a first alternate eNodeB associated with the first alternate cell,
wherein the selecting is initiated by the computing device,
wherein the first alternate cell is selected by determining a priority for the first alternate cell based upon a bandwidth, a signal strength, or a frequency of the first alternate eNodeB, and
wherein the priority is additionally determined based on whether the computing device has previously failed to perform a NAS procedure via the first alternate eNodeB.

US Pat. No. 10,123,354

MOBILE STATION APPARATUS AND METHOD TO PERFORM A RANDOM ACCESS USING A RANDOMLY SELECTED SIGNATURE IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus configured to communicate with a base station, the mobile station apparatus comprising:a receiving circuit configured to receive from the base station, information requesting the mobile station apparatus to perform random access to the base station, the information including a first identifier of a first signature; and
a performing circuit configured to, in a case that the first identifier is a first value:
randomly select a second signature, and
perform random access using the second signature,
wherein the performing circuitry is configured to, in a case that the first identifier is not the first value, perform random access using the first signature.

US Pat. No. 10,123,352

FAIRNESS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS WITH ADAPTIVE CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT THRESHOLDS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:selecting, by an apparatus, a first clear channel assessment threshold that is higher than a minimum clear channel assessment threshold;
tracking at the apparatus a deferring time that represents an amount of time over a predefined time period during which the apparatus experienced a spectrum to be busy;
transmitting to a radio access node the tracked deferring time;
receiving from the radio access node a target deferring time;
comparing the tracked deferring time with the target deferring time;
determining, based on the comparing, to temporarily use a second clear channel assessment threshold that is lower than the first clear channel assessment threshold; and
based on the determining, selecting and using the second clear channel assessment threshold for communication for a specified time period.

US Pat. No. 10,123,351

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHANNEL ACCESS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A device operable in wireless networks using enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) to prioritize carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) comprising:a memory;
a medium access control sublayer logic comprising a processor coupled with the memory to generate a frame to define access categories for traffic, the memory to store an EDCA parameter set for the access categories,
wherein the EDCA parameter set comprises a parameter record with an arbitration interframe space number for a sensor station that is lower than an arbitration interframe space number in a parameter record for a best efforts access category (AC_BE) for a default management information base (MIB) attribute value for non-sensor stations;
the frame comprising an EDCA parameter set element;
wherein the EDCA parameter set element comprises fields that correspond to attribute values for an access category (AC) for sub 1 GHz bandwidth (S1G) stations (STAs) of the access categories; and
a transmitter to transmit the frame, wherein the EDCA parameter set element comprises a quality of service (QoS) field with an EDCA parameter set update count subfield, the EDCA parameter set update count subfield to include a value to indicate AC parameter changes included in the EDCA parameter set element to change a default MIB attribute value for one or more S1G STAs, wherein the one or more S1G STAs to update MIB values of EDCA parameters based on values indicated by the EDCA Parameters Set element.

US Pat. No. 10,123,349

LOW LATENCY PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL WITH SCHEDULING REQUEST AND CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining channel state information (CSI) for a communication link that uses a first transmission time interval (TTI) duration in a system that supports operation with the first TTI duration and a second TTI duration that is greater than the first TTI duration, wherein the second TTI duration is a subframe including two slots, and wherein the first TTI duration is one slot or less;
identifying resources of an unscheduled uplink channel on which to transmit a report with the determined CSI, wherein the resources are selected from a set of resources reserved for uplink control information (UCI), selection of the resources being based at least in part on a number of user equipment (UEs) for which the set of resources reserved for UCI is allocated; and
transmitting the report on the identified resources.

US Pat. No. 10,123,348

ENHANCED CARRIER AGGREGATION ACTIVATION AND SCHEDULING REQUEST PROCEDURES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:triggering activation of one or more component carriers (CCs);
selecting an activation mode from a plurality of activation modes for the one or more CCs in response to the triggering, wherein each activation mode of the plurality of activation modes is associated with a corresponding activation period, and wherein the plurality of activation modes comprises at least one second activation mode with an activation period shorter than a first activation period corresponding to a first activation mode; and
monitoring the one or more CCs based at least in part on the activation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,123,347

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECOUPLING UPLINK LATENCY USING COMMON UPLINK BURST IN TDD SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving, at a base station (BS) from a user equipment (UE), a common uplink (UL) burst in each sub-frame communicated between the UE and the BS, wherein
the common UL burst comprises at least one of a physical layer (PHY) acknowledgement (ACK), a scheduling request (SR), a buffer status report (BSR), or a sounding reference signal (SRS);
receiving, at the BS, an UL payload data within at least one common UL burst of at least one sub-frame communicated between the UE and the BS; and
switching, by the BS based on a traffic, communication of a scheduled UL centric sub-frame to communication of a downlink (DL) centric sub-frame having a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) and the common UL burst.

US Pat. No. 10,123,346

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A SCHEDULER

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for configuring a semi-persistent scheduler, the method comprising:communicating backhaul data between an access node and a relay wireless device, wherein the relay wireless device serves as backhaul for a plurality of end-user wireless devices and a set of the plurality of the end-user wireless devices comprise a quality of service metric that meets a quality of service criteria;
scheduling wireless resources for the relay wireless device using semi-persistent scheduling such that wireless resources are pre-allocated for the relay wireless device based on a periodicity;
transmitting, according to the semi-persistent scheduling, data from the access node to the relay wireless device based on the periodicity, wherein data for the set of end-user wireless devices that is received at the access node between transmissions for the semi-persistent scheduling is queued such that it is transmitted to the relay wireless device at a next transmission for the semi-persistent scheduling;
establishing the semi-persistent scheduling for the relay wireless device at a first time, wherein the pre-allocated resources associated with the semi-persistent scheduling are used to carry data for the set of wireless devices that comprise a quality of service metric that meets the quality of service criteria at the first time;
determining that one of the plurality of wireless device in communication with the relay wireless device that is not part of the set of wireless devices comprises a quality of service metric that meets the quality of service criteria, wherein the determining occurs after the first time; and
scheduling transmissions that carry data for the identified wireless device from the access node to the relay wireless device using dynamic scheduling;
wherein the established semi-persistent scheduling comprises a renewal period such that the semi-persistent scheduling is renewed or terminated upon expiration of the renewal period.

US Pat. No. 10,123,345

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN A DEVICE SUPPORTING MULTIPLE RADIO TECHNOLOGIES COMMUNICATING IN OVERLAPPING TIME PERIODS

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method in a wireless terminal supporting operation on a first wireless technology and a second wireless technology, the method comprising:determining, by the wireless terminal, a threshold of a received signal level of a first base station of a first wireless technology,
wherein the wireless terminal is unable to decode signals of the first base station that overlap transmission of signals of a second wireless technology by the wireless terminal when the received signal level of the first base station is below the threshold; and
performing interference avoidance to avoid interference from transmissions of signals of the second wireless technology by the wireless terminal to reception of signals from the first base station by the wireless terminal when the signal level of the first base station is below the threshold, comprising performing a handover from the first base station of the first wireless technology to a second base station of the first wireless technology operating on a second frequency distinct from the operating frequency of the first base station; and
indicating, by the wireless terminal, the threshold to the first base station,
wherein indicating the threshold to the first base station further includes indicating the threshold only when a transceiver of the second wireless technology in the wireless terminal is active.

US Pat. No. 10,123,344

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-SUBFRAME SCHEDULING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, in a first subframe, multi-subframe scheduling information for a set of subframes;
determining differences in characteristics for one or more subframes of the set of subframes based on the multi-subframe scheduling information; and
adjusting one or more properties for communication during the one or more subframes responsive to the determination, wherein the one or more properties are distinct from the characteristics; and
transmitting data during at least one of the one of more subframes, wherein the transmitting is distinct from the adjusting.

US Pat. No. 10,123,343

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION FOR MULTIPLE CARRIERS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for reporting periodic channel state information (CSI), the WTRU comprising:a processor configured to:
determine that there is a report collision in a subframe between a first periodic CSI report for a first serving cell and a second periodic CSI report for a second serving cell, wherein the first periodic CSI report for the first serving cell corresponds to a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) reporting type and the second periodic CSI report for the second serving cell corresponds to a second PUCCH reporting type;
determine that the first periodic CSI report for the first serving cell is prioritized over the second periodic CSI report for the second serving cell based on the first PUCCH reporting type being higher priority than the second PUCCH reporting type; and
send the first periodic CSI report for the first serving cell via a PUCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,123,341

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting data in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:generating, by a transmitter, a data unit including a Medium access control Protocol Data Unit (MPDU);
generating, by the transmitter, an encoded data unit by performing a channel coding to the data unit;
generating, by the transmitter, at least one spatial block by re-arranging the encoded data unit;
dividing, by the transmitter, each spatial block of at least one spatial block into two frequency segments, wherein a bandwidth of each frequency segment is half of a bandwidth of the each spatial block;
interleaving, by the transmitter, the two frequency segments to generate a first interleaved segment and a second interleaved segment, respectively;
generating, by the transmitter, first and second mapped sequences by respectively mapping the first and second interleaved segments into a signal constellation;
performing, by the transmitter, an Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform (IDFT) on the first and second mapped sequences to generate a transmission signal;
inserting, by the transmitter, a guard interval (GI) into the transmission signal; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, the transmission signal via a Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU),
wherein the PPDU includes a first control signal field and a second control signal field,
wherein the first control signal field is followed by a short training field (STF) which is followed by the long training field which is followed by the second control signal field in the PPDU,
wherein the first control signal field is used to carry common control information and the second control signal field is used to carry station-specific information,
wherein the first control signal field includes a group ID for a receiving station and information on at least one spatial stream allocated to the receiving station, and
wherein the second control signal field includes information on modulation and coding scheme (MCS) used for the receiving station.

US Pat. No. 10,123,339

TRANSITIONING A UE TO A NEW PCELL WITHOUT HANDOVER PROCESSING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method operable in a wireless communication system including a base station having an established radio-link-layer connection with a user equipment device (UE), wherein the radio-link-layer connection encompasses a first carrier and a second carrier, and wherein the base station is configured to provide the UE with carrier aggregation service using the first and second carriers, the method comprising:serving the UE, by the base station, with the carrier aggregation service using (i) the first carrier as a primary carrier for the UE and (ii) the second carrier as a secondary carrier for the UE, wherein the UE has data storage containing a first designation specifying the first carrier as the primary carrier for the UE and a second designation specifying the second carrier as the secondary carrier for the UE;
while serving the UE, making a determination that the base station should serve the UE with the carrier aggregation service using (i) the first carrier as the secondary carrier for the UE and (ii) the second carrier as the primary carrier for the UE; and
in response to the determination and while maintaining the established radio-link-layer connection with the UE, instructing the UE to carry out a swapping of the first and second designations, wherein the swapping causes the first designation to specify the second carrier as the primary carrier for the UE and causes the second designation to specify the first carrier as the secondary carrier for the UE, thereby facilitating serving of the UE with the carrier aggregation service using (i) the first carrier as the secondary carrier for the UE and (ii) the second carrier as the primary carrier for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,123,338

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING FDR TRANSMISSION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating resources by an e-Node B (eNB) in a wireless access system supporting full duplex radio (FDR), the method performed by the eNB and comprising:receiving, from a first user equipment (UE), group participation information;
determining, based on the group participation information, whether the first UE is to participate in a group; and
if the first UE is determined to participate in the group, allocating, to the first UE, a specific resource region identical to a resource region allocated to one or more second UEs currently participating in the group,
wherein the group participation information includes:
first information indicating whether the first UE is capable of cancelling self-interference at the specific resource region,
second information indicating whether the first UE is capable of measuring and reporting inter-device interference (IDI) for the one or more second UEs at the specific resource region, and
third information indicating whether the first UE requests to be grouped.

US Pat. No. 10,123,337

BS AND UE, AND INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION METHODS USED IN THE SAME

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a Base Station (BS) for facilitating Interference Cancellation (IC) at a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:predefining one or more sets of transmission parameters, where one or more of the transmission parameters in the one or more sets are constrained to take values from respective reduced sets of values out of the values available for the respective one or more transmission parameters, each set of the one or more sets of transmission parameters being identifiable by a unique indication;
configuring and transmitting a transmission of the BS, which is to interfere with downlink transmissions to the UE from a serving BS of the UE, by using one of the predefined one or more sets of transmission parameters; and
transmitting an indication indicating the used one of the predefined one or more sets of transmission parameters directly to the UE or indirectly to the UE via the serving BS of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,123,336

RESOURCE ALLOCATION OPTIMIZATION METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS INFORMATION AND ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM

S. University of Science ...

1. A resource allocation optimization method for a Simultaneous Information and Energy Transfer (SIET) system, especially for a multicarrier broadband SIET system, the SIET system being configured to, by a transmitting terminal, transmit a baseband signal comprising an information signal and an energy signal, the optimization method comprising the following steps of:P1: determining, by the transmitting terminal and according to a first optimization target and a first constraint set, an optimal number NE* of carriers for the energy signal and an optimal power PE for the energy signal;
wherein:
the first optimization target is configured in such a way that: in case that the first constraint set is satisfied, a number of NE carriers of the energy signal is minimal and a power PE of the energy signal is minimal; and
the first constraint set contains:
C1: the power Q collected by a receiving terminal is greater than or equal to a minimum power Pmin required by the receiving terminal in a current working mode, that is, Q?Pmin;
C2: the energy symbol E*[S2E(n)] of energy signal SE(n) on each subcarrier channel is not greater than an energy limit P1; and
C3: an average power spectral density on each subcarrier frequency band is less than or equal to a predefined parameter value A;
the optimization method further comprising:
S11: ranking, depending upon channel quality, subcarrier channel parameters feedback in a descending order;
S12: calculating to determine whether the maximum power transmitted on a subcarrier channel which is ranked ahead depending upon the channel quality satisfies the constraint C1, when the constraints C2 and C3 are satisfied; if yes, proceeding to step S14; or otherwise, proceeding to step S13;
S13: superposing a next subcarrier channel ranked ahead and determining whether the maximum total power transmitted on the subcarriers superposed satisfies the constraint C1, when the constraints C2 and C3 are satisfied; if yes, proceeding to step S14; or otherwise, repeating step S13; and
S14: recording the currently calculated number of subcarrier channels as the optimal number NE* of carriers of the energy signal, and modulating the optimal power PE* of the energy signal satisfying the constraint C1 onto NE* subcarrier channels ranked ahead depending upon the channel quality.

US Pat. No. 10,123,335

QUALITY OF SERVICE RELATED ENHANCEMENTS FOR LTE OVER SHARED SPECTRUM

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:identifying a resource allocation pattern for a plurality of base stations, wherein the resource allocation pattern groups communication time resources of a carrier in a shared spectrum into a plurality of resource sets associated with different data service sets;
identifying a first resource set associated with a first data service set of the different data service sets;
determining a listen-before-talk (LBT) parameter based at least in part on the first data service set;
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) over the carrier based at least in part on the LBT parameter; and
transmitting, over the first resource set, first data traffic associated with the first data service set based at least in part on a result of the CCA.

US Pat. No. 10,123,333

MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) ADDRESS IDENTIFICATION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A method comprising:establishing a first wireless communication channel between a first device and a second device;
transmitting, by an application executing on the first device using a transmitter of the first device, over a second wireless communication channel between the first device and the second device, one or more signals configured to trigger an occurrence of an event on the second device;
receiving, from the second device over the first wireless communication channel, a media access control (MAC) address of the first device, the MAC address being associated with the second wireless communication channel; and
storing, on a storage device accessible by the first device, the MAC address of the first device, wherein the stored MAC address is accessible by the application executing on the first device,
wherein the first device is a media player and the second device is a wireless-enabled audio device, the event comprises a change in volume of an acoustic output of the wireless-enabled audio device, and a magnitude of the change in the volume is lower than a threshold associated with human perception to changes in acoustic outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,123,332

ALLOCATING TRANSMISSION RESOURCES TO MTC-TYPE TERMINALS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A base station for communicating data with a terminal in a wireless telecommunications system using a first plurality of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) sub-carriers spanning a first frequency bandwidth, at least one of said OFDM sub-carriers being an unused center frequency at a center of the first frequency bandwidth, the base station comprising:circuitry configured to:
assign a center frequency at a center of a virtual channel in accordance with a bandwidth status of a receiver of the terminal, the virtual channel being a group of sub-carriers selected from said first plurality of OFDM sub-carriers and spanning a second frequency bandwidth, said second frequency bandwidth being substantially narrower than the first frequency bandwidth; and
allocate at least one unused sub-carrier to said assigned center frequency, wherein
when the terminal is determined to have a first bandwidth status representing an indication that the terminal has a receiver that can receive radio frequency (RF) signals over the first frequency bandwidth and baseband signals over the second frequency bandwidth, the center frequency for the virtual channel is assigned to a frequency substantially distinct from the center frequency for the first frequency bandwidth and the at least one unused sub-carrier allocated to the assigned center frequency is the unused center frequency for the first frequency bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,123,331

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING FEEDBACK FRAME IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a first wireless STA of a WLAN system supporting a plurality of frequency resource units (RUs) corresponding to different frequency bands, the method comprising:receiving a feedback request field comprising a long training field (LTF) from a second wireless STA;
configuring feedback information about a wireless channel corresponding to a predetermined frequency band using the feedback request field,
wherein the feedback information comprises channel status information about a predetermined subcarrier index,
the predetermined subcarrier index is determined depending on a predetermined number of subcarrier groupings, and
if the predetermined frequency band is 20 MHz and the predetermined number of subcarrier groupings is set to 4, the predetermined subcarrier index is set as:
{?120, ?118 or ?114, ?112, ?108, ?104, ?100, ?96} in a first 26-RU,
{?94, ?92 or ?88, ?86, ?82, ?78, ?74, ?70} in a second 26-RU,
{?68, ?64, ?60, ?56, ?52, ?50 or ?46, ?44} in a third 26-RU,
{?42, ?38, ?34, ?30, ?26, ?24 or ?20, ?18} in a fourth 26-RU,
{?16, ?12, ?8, ?4, 4, 8, 12, 16} in a fifth 26-RU,
{42, 38, 34, 30, 26, 24 or 20, 18} in a sixth 26-RU,
{68, 64, 60, 56, 52, 50 or 46, 44} in a seventh 26-RU,
{94, 92 or 88, 86, 82, 78, 74, 70} in an eighth 26-RU,
{120, 118 or 114, 112, 108, 104, 100, 96} in a ninth 26-RU,
{?120, ?118 or ?114, ?112, ?108, ?104, ?100, ?96, ?92, ?88, ?84, ?80, ?78 or ?74, ?72, ?70} in a first 52-RU,
{?68, ?64, ?60, ?56, ?52, ?50 or ?46, ?44, ?40, ?38 or ?34, ?32, ?28, ?24, ?20, ?18} or {?68,
?66, ?64 or ?60, ?58, ?54, ?50, ?46, ?42, ?38, ?34, ?30, ?26, ?24 or ?20, ?18} in a second 52-RU,
{68, 64, 60, 56, 52, 50 or 46, 44, 40, 38 or 34, 32, 28, 24, 20, 18} or {68, 66, 64 or 60, 58, 54, 50, 46, 42, 38, 34, 30, 26, 24 or 20, 18} in a third 52-RU,
{120, 118 or 114, 112, 108, 104, 100, 96, 92, 88, 84, 80, 78 or 74, 72, 70} in a fourth 52-RU,
{?122, ?118, ?114, ?110, ?106, ?102, ?98, ?94, ?92 or ?88, ?86, ?82, ?78, ?74, ?70, ?66, ?62, ?58, ?54, ?50, ?46, ?42, ?38, ?34, ?30, ?26, ?24 or ?20, ?18} in a first 106-RU, and
{122, 118, 114, 110, 106, 102, 98, 94, 92 or 88, 86, 82, 78, 74, 70, 66, 62, 58, 54, 50, 46, 42, 38, 34, 30, 26, 24 or 20, 18} in a second 106-RU; and
transmitting the feedback information to the second wireless STA,
wherein the 26-RU is a frequency RU comprising 26 subcarriers, the 52-RU is a frequency RU comprising 52 subcarriers, and the 106-RU is a frequency RU comprising 106 subcarriers.

US Pat. No. 10,123,330

METHODS TO ENABLE EFFICIENT WIDEBAND OPERATIONS IN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS USING OFDMA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A station (STA) in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the STA comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from an access point (AP), a bandwidth signaling sub-field in a high efficiency signal-A (HE-SIG-A) field included in a high efficiency multi-user PPDU (HE MU PPDU) indicating availability of at least one content channel, wherein the at least one content channel of high efficiency signal-B (HE-SIG-B) field on a downlink signal includes a primary channel and one or more secondary channels that comprise a plurality of an orthogonal frequency division multiple access physical protocol data units (OFDMA PPDUs), and wherein the at least one content channel comprises a central 26 tone RU of at least one 80 MHz segment in a 160 MHz HE MU PPDU that is signaled using 1 bit, the 1 bit for each 80 MHz segment carried in different content channel of the at least one content channel and the central 26 tone RU corresponding to constituent 80 MHz segments; and
at least one processor configured to identify a bandwidth of OFDMA PPDU based on the HE MU PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,123,329

LONG TRAINING FIELD IN UPLINK MULTI-USER MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT COMMUNICATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for wireless telecommunication, comprising:at least one memory device having programmed instructions; and
at least one processor functionally coupled to the at least one memory device and configured to execute the programmed instructions, and in response to execution of the programmed instructions, the at least one processor is further configured at least to:
configure a first sequence of symbols to be transmitted on a defined first tone of a frequency channel and encode the first sequence of symbols, the first sequences of symbols comprising matrix elements of an orthogonal matrix multiplied by decreasing weight coefficients, wherein the first sequence of symbols is associated with a long training field sequence, and wherein the first sequence of symbols is orthogonal to each of at least one second sequence of symbols being transmitted on respective at least one defined second tone of the frequency channel; and
cause to send the first sequence of symbols to an access point device configured to determine at least one of a channel estimation or a carrier frequency offset using the first sequence of symbols and the at least one second sequence of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,123,328

COEXISTENCE TECHNIQUES FOR WIDE AREA NETWORK DEVICES OPERATING IN UNLICENSED BANDS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method implemented by a communication device that is configured to operate in a first wireless communication network that utilizes a communication protocol developed for use in frequency bands that are licensed by a government entity for wireless communication applications, the method comprising:determining, at the communication device, whether one or more communication channels in an unlicensed frequency band are not being utilized by any second wireless communication networks, wherein the government entity does not require licenses to use the unlicensed frequency band, and wherein determining whether the one or more communication channels in the unlicensed frequency band are not being utilized by any second wireless communication networks includes using a clear channel assessment function defined by a communication protocol developed for use in the unlicensed frequency band;
in response to determining that one or more communication channels in the unlicensed frequency band are not being utilized by any second wireless communication networks, selecting, at the communication device, a set of one or more communication channels in the one or more communication channels for use by the first wireless communication network;
utilizing, at the communication device, the set of one or more communication channels for communications in the first wireless communication network;
while utilizing the set of one or more communication channels for communications in the first wireless communication network, determining, at the communication device, that a second wireless communication network is utilizing or is attempting to utilize a first channel in the set of one or more communication channels; and
in response to determining that the second wireless communication network is utilizing or is attempting to utilize the first channel, the communication device temporarily quieting use of the first channel by the first communication network to permit use of the first channel by the second communication network,
wherein temporarily quieting use of the first channel by the first communication network includes one of:
transmitting, by the communication device, a multicast-broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe, and
transmitting, by the communication device, an almost blank subframe (ABS).

US Pat. No. 10,123,327

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a remote radio unit, in an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system, for sending data to a baseband processing unit, the method comprising:receiving data from one or more user terminals using OFDM radio communications;
converting the received data from time domain to frequency domain before sending the data to the baseband processing unit;
identifying a subset of frequency bands, from among frequency bands in the OFDM system available for use by the remote radio unit, that carried the received data from the one or more user terminals for a given time period;
generating an indication indicating the identified subset of frequency bands, wherein the indication is a bitmap, and wherein generating the indication comprises defining the bitmap having bits associated with the available frequency bands and configuring the bits in the bitmap to represent the identified subset of frequency bands;
sending the converted data, in frequency domain, for only the identified subset of frequency bands, to the baseband processing unit; and
sending the indication to the baseband processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,123,325

METHOD FOR MANAGING TRANSMISSIONS OF DATA FROM A PLURALITY OF MACHINE-TO-MACHINE DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method executed in a network node capable of managing transmission of data transmitted over a unicast channel in a communication network from a plurality of M2M devices located in a first broadcast service area, the method comprising:receiving, from a first of said plurality of M2M devices located in the first broadcast service area and having collected data to transmit, a request to transmit the collected data over the communication network via a unicast channel;
as a result of receiving the request to transmit the collected data, obtaining network load information indicating a network load of the communication network and determining, on the basis of the indicated network load of the communication network, when to allow transmission of collected data for M2M devices located in the first broadcast service area, wherein determining when to allow transmission of collected data comprises determining, based on the network load of the communication network, that transmission of collected data should be deferred to a later point in time;
as a result of determining that transmission of collected data should be deferred to a later point in time, transmitting, via a broadcast transmission, a first message addressed to said plurality of M2M devices located in the first broadcast service area, wherein the first message comprises information instructing each of said plurality of M2M devices to defer a transmission of collected data within the first broadcast service area at least until the M2M device receives a further instruction indicating that a transmission of collected data is permissible within the first broadcast service area;
after transmitting the first message, transmitting, via broadcast transmission, a second message in the first broadcast service area comprising further instructions for at least one of said M2M devices to transmit collected data over the unicast channel; and
receiving collected data transmitted over the unicast channel.

US Pat. No. 10,123,323

DYNAMIC UPLINK/DOWNLINK FRAME STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED COMPONENT CARRIERS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communicating using dynamic uplink and downlink transmission time interval (TTI) switching in a wireless network, comprising:receiving a configuration indicating one or more downlink TTIs in a frame structure that are dedicated for downlink communications and one or more uplink TTIs in the frame structure that are dedicated for uplink communications;
receiving a notification from a network entity of switching a configurable TTI in the frame structure from being configured for downlink communications to being configured for uplink communications, wherein the configurable TTI is one of a plurality of TTIs in the frame structure, not including the one or more downlink TTIs or the one or more uplink TTIs, that allows dynamic switching of configurable TTIs between being configured for downlink and uplink communications within a frame; and
transmitting uplink communications to the network entity during the configurable TTI based at least in part on the notification,
wherein receiving the notification comprises:
determining that a previous configurable TTI is configured for downlink communications based at least in part on detecting one or more reference signals in the previous configurable TTI; and
determining that the configurable TTI is configured for uplink communications based at least in part on detecting that the configurable TTI does not include the one or more reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,123,322

TRANSMISSION OF BEAM SWITCH COMMANDS THROUGH CONTROL CHANNEL SIGNALING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing a connection with a base station using a first transmission beam;
receiving configuration information configuring the UE to select between a first decoding hypothesis corresponding to downlink control information (DCI) including a bit field comprising a beam switch command and a second decoding hypothesis corresponding to the DCI not including the bit field;
receiving a downlink control channel transmission via the first transmission beam;
decoding the downlink control channel transmission in accordance with the configuration information to obtain decoded DCI; and
communicating with the base station based at least in part on the decoded DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,123,321

DECODING CONTROL INFORMATION RECEIVED OVER A CONTROL CHANNEL

Optis Cellular Technology...

1. A method for decoding control information by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) at subframe k; and
decoding at the subframe k a set of PDCCH candidates including L control channel elements (CCEs),
wherein:
the L CCEs are contiguously located from a position given by using a variable of Yk and a modulo (N/L) operation,
N represents a total number of CCEs in the subframe k,
Yk is defined by Yk=(A*Yk?1) mod D,
A and D are predetermined constant values, and
when k=0, Y?1 is determined based on a UE identifier having 16-bits.

US Pat. No. 10,123,320

SYSTEM, METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN A PLURALITY OF SUBFRAMES

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a base station, the method comprising:transmitting in a control region of a first radio subframe an indication of a physical resource allocation for a first terminal device on a shared downlink channel in a user-plane region of a second radio subframe;
subsequently transmitting user-plane data on the physical resource allocation for the first terminal device on the shared downlink channel in the user-plane region of the second radio subframe with a delay after transmitting the first radio subframe;
recognizing, by the base station based on a defined class type shared during a camp on procedure, a class type of the first terminal device as a machine-type, the class type including at least a smartphone-type and the machine-type, the machine-type being semi-autonomous or autonomous wireless communication type terminal device having bandwidth capabilities lower than a smartphone-type device; and
allocating, by the base station, the delay that is increased based on the recognized class type.

US Pat. No. 10,123,318

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising: controlling a dual connectivity communication using a master base station configured to establish an RRC connection with a user terminal and a secondary base station configured to provide additional radio resources to the user terminal, wherein the controlling comprises the steps of:detecting, by the user terminal, a radio link failure between the user terminal and the secondary base station;
reporting, by the user terminal, the radio link failure to the master base station;
transmitting, by the master base station, a stop instruction signal to the secondary base station; and
when receiving, by the secondary base station, the stop instruction signal from the master base station:
stopping, by the secondary base station, transmission of downlink data to the user terminal;
initializing, by the secondary base station, a timer for holding downlink data addressed to the user terminal;
in a case that the radio link between the user terminal and the secondary base station is not recovered, holding, by the secondary base station, the downlink data addressed to the user terminal, until the timer exceeds a predetermined threshold value; and
deleting, by the secondary base station, the downlink data addressed to the user terminal, in a case that the timer exceeds the predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,123,317

METHOD FOR FORMING RESOURCE BLOCK FOR SEARCH REGION IN DISTRIBUTION-TYPE DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) from a base station by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving the EPDCCH by monitoring EPDCCH candidates comprising one or more Enhanced Control Channel Elements (ECCEs), in a plurality of Physical Resource Block (PRB) pairs,
wherein each of the one or more ECCEs comprises a plurality of Enhanced Resource Element Groups (EREGs) included in at least two PRB pairs among the plurality of PRB pairs,
wherein indexes of the at least two PRB airs including the plurality of EREGs are determined based on a value, and
wherein the value is defined by dividing a number of the plurality of PRB pairs by a number of the plurality of EREGs for each of the one or more ECCEs.

US Pat. No. 10,123,316

CONTROL SIGNALING IN LTE CARRIER AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor configured to:
receive a first subframe that comprises a first downlink control information (DCI) associated with a secondary component carrier (SCC);
detect, in the first DCI, an indication of a first resource grant associated with an SCC uplink channel, wherein, the first resource grant associated with the SCC uplink channel, if not confirmed within a time period associated with the first resource grant, is configured to become invalid;
receive a second subframe, within the time period associated with the first resource grant, that comprises a second DCI associated with the SCC;
in response to detecting, in the second DCI, an indication of a grant confirmation associated with the SCC uplink channel that confirms the first resource grant associated with the SCC uplink channel, determine a third subframe on the SCC based on the first DCI and the second DCI; and
based on the grant confirmation received within the time period associated with the first resource grant, perform uplink transmission in the third subframe on the SCC.

US Pat. No. 10,123,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING CHANNEL CAPACITY AND SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a base station (BS), comprising:the base station has a first string of bits to be transmitted to a first user equipment (UE);
the base station has a second string of bits to be transmitted to a second UE;
the base station concatenates the first string of bits and the second string of bits to form a third string of bits;
the base station generates a superposed signal from the third string of bits and transmits the superposed signal to the first user equipment and the second user equipment, wherein the superposed signal has a composite constellation that is the same as a first standard modulation scheme that is a Gray-mapped QPSK (Quadrature (Quaternary) Phase Shift Keying), 16 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), 64 QAM, or 256 QAM, and wherein each composite constellation point of the superposed signal has a same label-bit assignment and a same amplitude assignment as the first standard modulation scheme;
the base station transmits a first signaling to inform the first UE about at least the first standard modulation scheme for demodulation and a specific indication of how to retrieve at least one transport block from the demodulation output for the first UE; and
the base station transmits a second signaling to inform the second UE about at least a second standard modulation scheme for demodulation, wherein the second standard modulation scheme is different from the first standard modulation scheme and is a Gray-mapped QPSK (Quadrature (Quaternary) Phase Shift Keying), 16 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), 64 QAM, or 256 QAM.

US Pat. No. 10,123,314

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING SECONDARY CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for activating/deactivating a secondary carrier of a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, control information including an activation command or a deactivation command of at least one secondary carrier in a first sub-frame from a base station;
if the control information includes the activation command, performing, by the UE, at least one of a channel state information report, physical downlink control channel monitoring on the at least one secondary carrier, or a sounding reference signal transmission for the at least one secondary carrier in a second sub-frame; and
if the control information includes the deactivation command, performing, by the UE, at least one of a termination of physical downlink control channel monitoring or a termination of a sounding reference signal transmission of the at least one secondary carrier for the at least one secondary carrier no later than the second sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,123,313

EPDCCH RESOURCE AND QUASI-CO-LOCATION MANAGEMENT IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:configuring at least a first resource set and a second resource set for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH), wherein the first and second resource sets are configured with a channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS) configuration in common;
configuring resource set dependent rate matching parameters for the EPDCCH having the CSI-RS configuration in common, the resource set dependent rate matching parameters including first rate-matching parameters for the first resource set and second rate-matching parameters for the second resource set, the first rate-matching parameters being different from the second rate-matching parameters;
transmitting the first rate-matching parameters and the second rate-matching parameters; and
transmitting the EPDCCH using the first resource set and the second resource set,
wherein the first rate-matching parameters indicate first CSI-RS comprised in the CSI-RS configuration in common, wherein EPDCCH resource elements (REs) in the first resource set are rate-matched around the first CSI-RS, and
wherein the second rate-matching parameters indicate second CSI-RS comprised in the CSI-RS configuration in common, wherein EPDCCH REs in the second resource set are rate-matched around the second CSI-RS.

US Pat. No. 10,123,312

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS OF UE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:determining whether a scheduling request (SR) is pending;
determining whether a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource is configured for the SR;
initiating, if the PUCCH resource is not configured for the SR, a random access process in a primary cell;
determining, if the PUCCH resource is configured for the SR, whether the PUCCH resource does not overlap with a measurement gap and whether a timer is not running;
comparing, if the PUCCH resource is configured for the SR and the PUCCH resource does not overlap with the measurement gap and the timer is not running, an SR transmission times counter with a threshold value of SR transmission; and
initiating, if the SR transmission times counter is equal to or greater than the threshold value of SR transmission, the random access process in the primary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,123,311

DIFFERENTIAL CONTROL OF TTI BUNDLING BASED ON UE MAXIMUM TRANSMIT POWER

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling Transmission Time Interval (TTI) bundling in a wireless communication system comprising a base station configured to serve user equipment devices (UEs) over an air interface, wherein each UE has a maximum transmit power for transmitting on the air interface, wherein the UEs include a first class of UEs and a second class of UEs, and wherein the maximum transmit power of the UEs of the second class is higher than the maximum transmit power of the UEs of the first class, the method comprising:detecting by the base station a capacity constraint of the air interface; and
responsive to the detecting, differentially controlling, by the base station, use of TTI bundling as between (i) the first class of UEs and (ii) the second class of UEs, based on the second class of UEs having higher maximum transmit power than the first class of UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,123,310

TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method at a network element in a wireless communication system, comprising: transmitting, to a user equipment, a downlink message including a first control channel element, the first control channel element being associated to at least one of a first orthogonal resource and a second orthogonal resource; receiving a transmission from the user equipment; separating the transmission into a first modulated message and a second modulated message using the first orthogonal resource and the second orthogonal resource.

US Pat. No. 10,123,307

TERMINAL DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SETTING AND NOTIFYING OF AN AMOUNT OF DATA IN A TRANSMISSION BUFFER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...


US Pat. No. 10,123,306

METHOD FOR ENHANCING COVERAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink channel by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication, comprising:performing a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource allocation process for repetitive transmission of a scheduling request (SR); and
performing the PUCCH resource allocation process for repetitive transmission of HARQ-ACK,
wherein transmission of at least one of the SR and the HARQ-ACK is controlled according to one or more conditions when a repetitive transmission duration of the SR and a repetitive transmission duration of the HARQ-ACK overlap,
wherein the number of repetitions set to the SR is Ns, the number of repetitions set to the HARQ-ACK is Na, and the number of repetitions of overlapping of the repetitive transmission duration of the SR and the repetitive transmission duration of the HARQ-ACK is No, where Ns, Na and No represent a positive integer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,123,305

POINT-TO-POINT RADIO APPARATUS, MOBILE BACKHAUL SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A point-to-point radio apparatus comprising:a radio interface configured to establish a first point-to-point radio link with a counterpart apparatus and to communicate with the counterpart apparatus using the first point-to-point radio link;
a communication interface configured to be connected to a network including another point-to-point radio system;
a signal processor comprising at least one hardware processor configured to relay traffic between the radio interface and the communication interface;
a memory that stores a set of instructions; and
a controller configured to execute the set of instructions to perform a first channel search to search for an idle channel available to use in the first point-to-point radio link in response to receiving a first notification indicating that a second point-to-point radio link, that is operated by the other point-to-point radio system and correlated to the first point-to-point radio link so that the first and second point-to-point radio links are included in a communication path between two network nodes, is unavailable.