US Pat. No. 10,609,341

AUTOMATIC MAINTENANCE OF FRONT AND/OR REAR WINDSHIELD VISIBILITY

Ambarella, Inc., Santa C...

1. An apparatus comprising:an interface configured to receive (a) a video signal based on a targeted view in a vehicle and (b) one or more status signals from one or more sensors of said vehicle; and
a processing circuit configured to (A) analyze said video signal received from said interface and (B) detect a type of obstruction of a window of said vehicle visible in said video signal in response to (i) a classification of information in said video signal and (ii) one or more of said status signals, wherein said processing circuit (a) determines a confidence level for said type of obstruction, (b) activates one or more corrective measures when said confidence level is above a pre-defined threshold and (c) adjusts said confidence level based on a response of said obstruction to said corrective measures.

US Pat. No. 10,606,938

CORRECTING ERRORS IN COPIED TEXT

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions stored thereon for correcting errors in copied text that, when executed by at least one processor, are configured to cause a computing system to at least:receive copied text, the copied text including a first name and a first address, the first address immediately following the first name, the first address including a street and a city;
receive a replacement of the first name with a second name;
determine that the second name does not correspond to the first address;
based on determining that the second name does not correspond to the first address, determine a second address corresponding to the second name; and
present a prompt to replace the first address with the determined second address.

US Pat. No. 10,609,332

VIDEO CONFERENCING SUPPORTING A COMPOSITE VIDEO STREAM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method performed by a computing system, the method comprising:obtaining a first video stream captured via a first camera associated with a first communication device engaged in a multi-party video conference, the first video stream including a first plurality of image frames;
identifying a first subset of pixels corresponding to a first human subject within each image frame of the first plurality of image frames;
obtaining a second video stream captured via a second camera associated with a second communication device engaged in the multi-party video conference, the second video stream including a second plurality of image frames;
rendering a composite video stream formed by at least a portion of the second video stream and the first subset of pixels of the first video stream;
rescaling, repositioning, or rescaling and repositioning the first subset of pixels corresponding to the first human subject relative to a viewable region of the composite video stream according to a user input received from a remote computing device; and
outputting the composite video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,605,601

SURVEYING SYSTEM

HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER...

1. A surveying subsystem comprising a camera module and a control and evaluation unit, wherein the surveying subsystem is configured to be used as part of a surveying system adapted to determine positions of a position measuring resource, particularly wherein the position measuring resource is a GNSS-antenna or a retro-reflector,the camera module comprising at least one camera for capturing images and particularly being designed to be attached to the position measuring resource,
the control and evaluation unit having stored a program with program code so as to control and execute a functionality in which—when moving along a path through a surrounding
a series of images of the surrounding is captured with the at least one camera, the series comprising an amount of images captured with different poses of the camera, the poses representing respective positions and orientations of the camera;
a SLAM-evaluation with a defined algorithm using the series of images is performed, wherein a plurality of respectively corresponding image points are identified in each of several sub-groups of images of the series of images with use of a feature detection process for detecting corresponding features, particularly by means of feature tracking, especially a KLT-algorithm (Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi), and/or by means of feature matching, especially a SIFT-, SURF-, BRISK- or BRIEF-algorithm, and, based on resection and forward intersection using the plurality of respectively corresponding image points,
a reference point field is built up comprising a plurality of reference points of the surrounding, wherein coordinates of the reference points are derived, and
the poses for the images are determined,
wherein the control and evaluation unit comprises several diversified units,
wherein at least a first unit, particularly an FPGA or a GPU (i.e. as abbreviation for graphical processing unit), carries out at least part of the feature detection process for identifying the plurality of respectively corresponding image points, and
wherein at least another, second unit, particularly a CPU, carries out determining of the poses.

US Pat. No. 10,606,108

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a panel;
a backlight disposed under the panel, and including light sources and a circuit board for supplying drive signals to the light sources; and
an adhesive tape having a shape of a rectangular frame including a pair of short sides along the circuit board and a pair of long sides which connect end portions of the pair of short sides, having a light blocking property, and bonded to an end portion of a front surface of the panel, a side surface of the panel, and a side surface of the backlight,
wherein
the panel includes:
a pair of substrates; and
a polarizer opposed to the backlight with the pair of substrates therebetween; and
a long side of the adhesive tape is bonded opposite end faces of the pair of substrates, extends along the pair of substrates to a side of the pair of substrates on which the polarizer is placed, and is bonded to a peripheral edge portion of the pair of substrates such that the long side of the adhesive tape is opposed to an end face of the polarizer, and
wherein:
the backlight further includes:
a light guide;
a frame opposed to at least an end face of the light guide; and
a reflector placed in a position opposite the panel with the light guide and the frame therebetween;
the long side of the adhesive tape is bonded opposite the side surface of the panel, is opposed to an outer peripheral face of the frame, is placed between the frame and the reflector, and is bonded to the frame at the outer peripheral face of the frame; and
the short side of the adhesive tape bonds the frame and the reflector together between the frame and the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,607,419

AVATAR EDITING ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

14. A computer-implemented method performed by one or more processors, comprising:presenting, on a touch sensitive display of a mobile device, an avatar editing environment, the avatar editing environment concurrently displaying, within the avatar editing environment:
a three-dimensional (3D) avatar model including a first element selected from a category of elements; and
an element picker affordance;
receiving a first input corresponding to selection of the element picker affordance; and
in response to receiving the first, displaying, within the avatar editing environment:
a first 3D representation of the 3D avatar model with a second element from the category of elements, wherein the second element is different from the first element; and
a second 3D representation of the 3D avatar model with a third element from the category of elements, wherein the third element is different from the first element and the second element.

US Pat. No. 10,609,851

MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounter comprising:a component holding tool configured to hold a component and mount the held component on a board;
an imaging device configured to image any position on a base on which the board is loaded; and
a control device including:
a path imaging section configured to, in a case in which mounting work is interrupted by a stoppage of the mounter and then restarted, use the imaging device to image the base on which the board is loaded along a path over which the component holding tool moved until a position of the component holding tool when mounting work was interrupted;
a dropped component determination section configured to determine whether the component dropped on the base on which the board is loaded based on image data captured by the path imaging section; and
a dropped notification section configured to report information to an operator indicating that the component has been dropped in a case in which the component was determined to have been dropped by the dropped component determination section.

US Pat. No. 10,609,849

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MATERIAL

1. An electromagnetic wave shielding material comprising a multilayer structure in which at least one metal foil and at least two resin layers are laminated,wherein both surfaces of each metal foil are laminated to the resin layers;
wherein the at least two resin layers are free from glass fibers therein; and
wherein each metal foil satisfies the following relationship with each of the two resin layers adjacent to the metal foil:
0.02?VM/VM??1.2, in which:
VM is a volume fraction of the metal foil relative to a total volume of the metal foil and the at least two resin layers;
VM? is (?R??R?)/(?M+?R??R?);
?M is a true stress (MPa) of the metal foil at breakage when a tensile stress is applied to the metal foil;
?R is a true stress (MPa) of the resin layer at breakage when a tensile stress is applied to the resin layer; and
?R? is a true stress (MPa) of the resin layer when a logarithmic strain same as a logarithmic strain at breakage of the metal foil is applied to the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,609,842

STORAGE ASSEMBLY AND STORAGE MODULE STRUCTURE THEREOF

ADATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A storage module structure, comprising:an upper shielding component having an outer surface formed with a plurality of protruding heat-conducting units;
a lower shielding component located above the upper shielding component,wherein an accommodating space is defined between the upper shielding component and the lower shielding component; anda memory component located in the accommodating space,
wherein the plurality of heat-conducting units are in contact with an external structure to form a connection of the outer surface, the plurality of heat-conducting units, and the external structure in series, and a thermal energy generated by the memory component is conducted to the external structure through the contact of the plurality of heat-conducting units.

US Pat. No. 10,609,687

DUPLEX COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by a base station (BS) with a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a downlink control channel in a first subband of an available un-paired spectrum to the terminal;
receiving an uplink control channel in a third subband of the available un-paired spectrum from the terminal, while transmitting the downlink control channel; and
transmitting downlink data on a data channel to the terminal and receiving uplink data on the data channel from the terminal in a time division multiplexing manner in a second subband of the available un-paired spectrum,
wherein the first subband and the third subband are on two ends of the available un-paired spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,608,133

SOLAR CELL HAVING A PLURALITY OF SUB-CELLS COUPLED BY A METALLIZATION STRUCTURE

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A solar cell, comprising:a plurality of physically separated sub-cells formed upon singulation of a photovoltaic solar cell, the plurality of physically separated sub-cells comprising a scribe portion adjacent to a break portion between pairs of ones of the singulated and physically separated sub-cells; and
a metallization structure located over and completely covering an entirety of the scribe portion and the break portion between the pairs of the ones of the plurality of singulated and physically separated sub-cells, the metallization structure bonded to a back surface, opposite a light-receiving surface, of each of the plurality of singulated and physically separated sub-cells, wherein the metallization structure electrically bridges at least two of the plurality of singulated and physically separated sub-cells.

US Pat. No. 10,607,279

SYSTEM AND NETWORK FOR OUTFIT PLANNING AND WARDROBE MANAGEMENT

Lutzy Inc., Brookhaven, ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving user input including wardrobe data specifying fashion items;
generating, by one or more computing devices and for each of the fashion items specified by the wardrobe data, wire frame models that include pairs of points corresponding to various dimensions of the fashion item;
generating, based on the pairs of points of the generated wire frame models, a representation of one or more zones of a human form that are associated with the fashion items;
determining, by the one or more computing devices and based on wardrobe usage information, user wardrobe preferences;
generating, by the one or more computing devices and based on the user wardrobe usage information and the wire frame model, a suggested outfit including one or more fashion items and sizes of the one or more fashion items;
for each particular fashion item in the suggested outfit:
obtaining a corresponding wireframe model for the particular fashion item, wherein the corresponding wireframe model includes pairs of points corresponding to various dimensions of the particular fashion item; and
augmenting a visual representation of the particular fashion item based on the pairs of points of the corresponding wireframe model and locations on the human form where the particular fashion item will rest; and
presenting, in a user interface presented to the user, a graphical representation of the suggested outfit overlaid on the human form based on the augmented visual representation.

US Pat. No. 10,605,950

DOWNHOLE FORMATION EVALUATION USING NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE INVERSION MATRIX REDUCTION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A formation evaluation method, comprising:acquiring nuclear magnetic resonance (“NMR”) data of a formation surrounding a wellbore, the NMR data having a plurality of echo trains expressed as a matrix Ai;
expressing an inversion of the NMR data as a least squares solution to a linear system;
approximating the least squares solution using numerical decomposition by compressing a projection of the NMR data into a transpose of the matrix Ai using an expression A?b, wherein the approximation is selectively applied to each echo train separately; and
determining a property of the formation using the approximated least squares solution.

US Pat. No. 10,609,850

BOARD CONVEYANCE DEVICE INCLUDING A LIFTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A conveyance device operatively associated with a board comprising:a pair of conveyor belts each of which edges of the board are loaded on, that convey the board in a conveyance direction by the conveyor belts moving; and
a lifter that raises the board loaded on the pair of conveyor belts so as to separate the board from the pair of conveyor belts, and lowers the raised board so as to load the board on the pair of conveyor belts,
wherein a space is located below the raised board such that a different board conveyed by the pair of conveyor belts is configured to be conveyed into the space,
wherein the lifter includes a support tool provided between the pair of conveyor belts extending in the conveyance direction with at least one end protruding outside the pair of conveyor belts configured to support the board loaded on the pair of conveyor belts from below, and a support tool raising and lowering mechanism that raises and lowers the support tool at at least one end of the support tool, and
wherein the board conveyance device conveys the different board using the pair of conveyor belts under the support tool raised by the support tool raising and lowering mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,609,848

FLEXIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Amogreentch Co., Ltd., G...

1. A flexible electromagnetic wave shielding material comprising:a conductive nanofiber web having a nanofiber web formed of a nanofiber and including multiple pores and a metal layer covering at least a portion of the nanofiber disposed on a surface portion of the nanofiber web, wherein a metal particle is provided in at least some of the pores; and
an elastic member brought in contact with one surface of the conductive nanofiber web.

US Pat. No. 10,609,847

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HOUSING COMPONENT WITH SHIELDING FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SEAL FUNCTION, AND HOUSING COMPONENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for producing a housing component with a shielding from electrical and/or magnetic radiation and with an environmental seal function, comprising the acts of:in a first act, producing a metal housing part by folding a metal sheet;
in a second act which follows the first act, producing a plastic molded part by thermoforming such that the plastic molded part has a shape adapted to the produced metal housing part; and
in a third act which follows the second act, connecting the produced plastic molded part to the produced metal housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,609,841

LIQUID COOLING RADIATION SYSTEM AND LIQUID RADIATOR THEREOF

SHENZHEN APALTEK CO., LTD...

1. A liquid cooling system, comprising:a heat dissipating device, which comprises cooling tubes and a radiator structure arrangement on said cooling tubes,
a pumping device, integrally mounted between said cooling tubes to generate power for circulation of coolant inside said cooling tubes;
a heat absorbing device for attaching to a heat-generating component and is arranged for heat conduction with said heat-generating component; and
a tube unit which connects between said heat dissipating device and said heat absorbing device;
wherein said system further comprises a liquid chamber arranged for storing a predetermined amount of coolant, that said coolant is arranged for accumulating and transmitting the heat dissipated to said coolant from said heat-generating component, said liquid chamber is provided to at least one end of said cooling tube of said heat dissipating device; said pumping device comprises a pump chamber and a pump power body, at least one of said cooling tube inlet and said cooling tube outlet is connected to one of the two ends of said pump chamber, said pump power body pumps out said coolant from said cooling tube outlet to circulate through said cooling tube;
wherein said liquid chamber is divided into a top liquid chamber and a bottom liquid chamber which are positioned at two opposite sides of said cooling tubes, wherein said top liquid chamber has a partition panel for liquid partition therein to divide said liquid chamber into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber, wherein said cooling tubes are divided into an inlet cooling tube and an outlet cooling tube; said inlet cooling tube interconnects said inlet chamber and said bottom liquid chamber; said outlet cooling tube interconnects said outlet chamber and said bottom liquid chamber; and
wherein a number of said inlet cooling tubes is N and said N number of inlet cooling tubes are aligned in a side-by-side manner, wherein a section of said N number of inlet cooling tubes are disconnected to define a window in such a manner that N number of inlet cooling tube openings are formed side-by-side at a top side and a bottom side of said window, wherein said pump chamber has N number of inlet openings and outlet openings corresponding to said window such that said pump chamber is connected to said inlet cooling tube openings at said top side and said bottom side in a sealed manner through said N number of inlet openings and outlet openings, wherein a number of said outlet cooling tubes is M, where M>N?1 (N is an integer), and said M number of outlet cooling tubes are arranged in a side-by-side manner and positioned at two sides of said inlet cooling tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,609,838

MOTOR DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE, MOTOR DRIVING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR MOTOR DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A motor driving control device, together with a controller, included in a motor driving system, comprising:a control circuit controlling the driving of a motor according to instruction information transmitted from the controller, wherein
the control circuit includes:
a first acquisition unit acquiring setting reference information related to assignment of identification information for the motor driving control device itself, the setting reference information being input from outside;
an identification (ID) determination unit that determines and sets the motor driving control device's identification information based on a magnitude of a setting voltage input from the outside and the setting reference information; and
a second acquisition unit acquiring the instruction information based on the motor driving control device's identification information set by the ID determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,609,754

INDICATION OF MULTIPLE IN MULTIPLE OUT NETWORK LAYERS ACROSS CARRIERS TO OPTIMIZE 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION NETWORK

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a wireless network device comprising a processor, connection data indicative of a connection between a mobile device and the wireless network device of a wireless network;
in response to the receiving the connection data, receiving, by the wireless network device, layer data representative of a first number of multiple in multiple out layers associated with the mobile device;
based on the layer data, determining, by the wireless network device:
a second number of the multiple in multiple out layers to utilize a spectrum of the wireless network; and
a third number of the multiple in multiple out layers to utilize a long-term evolution link;
in response to a triggering event being determined to have been satisfied, sending, by the wireless network device, inquiry data representative of an inquiry associated with a total number of multiple in multiple out layers associated with the mobile device; and
based on response data representative of a response to the inquiry received from the mobile device, optimizing, by the wireless network device, a resource, of the wireless network, to be sent to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,608,236

BATTERY CELL WITH SAFETY LAYER

DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS,...

1. A battery comprising:a housing, the housing comprising first and second poles; and
a composite water-responsive safety layer comprising a polymer material and being positioned adjacent to at least one of the first and second poles, the composite water-responsive safety layer being adapted to change from a non-electronically conducting state to an electronically conducting state when contacted with an aqueous solution, the composite water-responsive safety layer further comprising at least one metal salt, the at least one metal salt comprising at least a first metal salt and a second metal salt, wherein the composite water-responsive safety layer is disposed on an external surface of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,608,221

BATTERY PACK AND VEHICLE INCLUDING BATTERY PACK

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a battery module including at least one battery cell and having at least one insert hole at a bottom thereof; and
a pack case having an accommodation space for accommodating the battery module and having at least one fixing protrusion which is fitted into the at least one insert hole,
wherein the at least one fixing protrusion includes:
a main rib protruding upwards from an inner wall of the pack case; and
a deformable rib provided at an outer side of the main rib and configured to be permanently deformed when being fitted into the insert hole.

US Pat. No. 10,607,478

BUILDING SECURITY SYSTEM WITH FALSE ALARM REDUCTION USING HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIPS

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A system for reducing false alarms of a building, the system comprising a processing circuit configured to:receive building security data of the building, the building security data comprising one or more events;
identify a plurality of satisfied rules of a plurality of rules based on the one or more events, wherein each of the plurality of rules is associated with a particular sequence of one or more particular events;
select one satisfied rule of the plurality of satisfied rules based on a rule hierarchy, wherein the rule hierarchy indicates a classification level of each of the plurality of satisfied rules; and
generate a recommendation for reducing a false alarm associated with the one satisfied rule, wherein the recommendation comprises an indication of a root cause of the false alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,607,418

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for operating a display system, comprising:displaying a virtual object arranged in virtual surroundings by virtual reality goggles worn by a person;
detecting three dimensions of at least one hand of the person in real surroundings;
positioning at least one virtual hand within the virtual surroundings in accordance with the at least one hand detected in the real surroundings;
altering depiction of a first area of the virtual object that the virtual hand enters, as at least one of at least partially transparent and broken down into individual components in an explosion animation;
displaying an enveloping body around the virtual hand; and
at least one of including the area of the virtual object into which the enveloping body moves as at least partially transparent, and as soon as an extended index finger is detected, displaying one of a virtual pointer and a laser pointer that virtually lengthens a finger axis of the index finger within the virtual surroundings.

US Pat. No. 10,606,777

DROPPED COMMAND TRUNCATION FOR EFFICIENT QUEUE UTILIZATION IN MULTIPROCESSOR DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of data processing in a data processing system including a plurality of processing nodes coupled by a communication link, the method comprising:receiving a first command from a first processing node;
detecting, by a first link layer of the first processing node, a link stall of the communication link;
receiving a stop command at a first transaction layer of the first processing node from the first link layer;
truncating, by the first transaction layer, the first command into a first truncated command responsive to receiving the stop command;
instructing a command arbiter to stop issuing new commands; and
forwarding the first truncated command to an asynchronous crossing buffer of the first processing node.

US Pat. No. 10,606,268

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE MOUNTED ON VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vehicle control device for a vehicle, the vehicle control device comprising:a communication unit that is configured to communicate with a mobile device and to receive data including user input that is received at the mobile device; and
a processor that is configured to:
based on receipt of at least a portion of the data, determine whether the vehicle operates in a manual driving mode or an autonomous driving mode,
wherein a plurality of menu items are displayed on the mobile device, each of the plurality of menu items being associated with a respective menu level, and
wherein the processor is configured to:
based on the data including the user input, determine whether a first menu level for a first menu item from the plurality of menu items is selected by a user,
based on a determination that the first menu level for the first menu item from the plurality of menu items is selected by the user, determine whether the first menu level satisfies a threshold menu level, and
based on determinations that the vehicle is in the manual driving mode and that the first menu level satisfies the threshold menu level, switch the vehicle from the manual driving mode to the autonomous driving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,603,903

PRINT HEAD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A print head comprising:a drive module having 600 or more piezoelectric elements aligned at a density of 300 or more per inch for ejecting liquid; and
a sensor substrate on which a temperature sensor is mounted and which is attached to the drive module,
wherein the sensor substrate is formed by laminating a conductive metal for transmitting an output signal of the temperature sensor and a liquid crystal polymer which is a nonconductive resin.

US Pat. No. 10,609,844

POWER CONVERTER

HONG KONG APPLIED SCIENCE...

1. A power converter, comprising:a bottom substrate;
a circuit board;
a plurality of surface mounting devices that are rigid and of the same height, wherein the surface mounting devices include input/output capacitors and snubber circuits that are configured to connect the bottom substrate with the circuit board mechanically and electrically;
at least one flexible substrate; and
at least one side substrate that is connected with the bottom substrate by the flexible substrate and forms an angle with the bottom substrate;
a power switching circuit that is mounted on the side substrate; and
a housing that encapsulates the bottom substrate, the flexible substrate, the side substrate, and the power switching circuit,
wherein the bottom substrate and the side substrate are rigid, the flexible substrate provides electrical connection between the bottom substrate and the side substrate,
wherein the power switching circuit is mounted on an external surface of the side substrate that faces towards outside of the housing, and forms part of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,609,843

MAGNETIC BLOCKING TILES FOR A DATACENTER FACILITY

Compass Datacenters, LLC,...

1. A method of ventilating a datacenter facility, comprising:forcing cooling air into a data room of the datacenter facility through a supply air plenum under a raised floor of the data room, where the data room houses computing systems in the datacenter facility, where the computing systems includes servers and storage devices arranged in hot and cool zones, and air flow of the cooling air cools the computing systems in the data room by passing the air through one or more perforated floor tiles or other open areas in the raised floor of the data room;
customizing a distribution of the cooling air through the one or more perforated floor tiles or other open areas in the raised floor of the data room by placing one or more magnetic blocking tiles in a pattern to lay on top of the one or more of the perforated floor tiles or other open areas;
cutting off the cooling air flow through the perforated floor tiles or other open areas to areas where the computing systems are not installed; and thus, directing the air flow to areas in the datacenter where the computing systems are designed to be located and actually are installed in the datacenter, where the magnetic blocking tiles have a top surface that is solid and a bottom surface, where the magnetic blocking tiles adhere magnetically to either the raised floor or the perforated floor tiles; and
forcing the cooling air into a primary supply air plenum along a space within a vertical wall of the data room, wherein the primary supply air plenum is connected to the supply air plenum under the raised floor and oriented perpendicular thereto, and an air dam is positioned in a transition region between the primary supply air plenum and the supply air plenum under the raised floor such that a positive relative pressure is maintained across all of the perforations in the raise floor, and positioning a height of the air dam such that the air dam is less than approximately three-quarters of a height of the raised floor supply air plenum, with an offset and height positioned to create a generally even positive pressure across the raised floor.

US Pat. No. 10,609,836

DC BUS ARCHITECTURE FOR DATACENTERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A bus architecture for supplying power to loads m a datacenter, comprising:first and second direct current (DC) buses individually comprising:
a DC bus conductor;
a power source;
a first diode having a cathode connected to the DC bus conductor;
a voltage converter connected to the power source and to an anode of the first diode, wherein power output by the power source via the converter is supplied to the DC bus conductor at a first voltage level;
a load configured to consume power from the DC bus conductor;
a DC/DC converter connecting the load to the DC bus conductor, the DC/DC converter being configured to convert power from the first voltage level to a second voltage level less than the first voltage level;
a second diode having an anode connected to the DC bus conductor and a cathode connected to the DC/DC converter;
an electrical switch between the first and second DC buses; and
a controller operatively coupled to the first and second DC buses and the electrical switch, wherein the controller is configured to:
monitor a power consumption of the load on the DC bus conductor of the first DC bus;
determining whether the monitored power consumption exceeds a capacity of the power source on the first DC bus and whether the power source on the second DC bus has excess capacity; and
in response to determining that the monitored power consumption exceeds a capacity of the power source on the first DC bus and the power source on the second DC bus has excess capacity, actuate the electrical switch to adjust an impedance weight in the bus architecture to bias power from the power source of the second DC bus to the load on the DC bus conductor of the first DC bus.

US Pat. No. 10,609,832

COLD WORKED METAL HOUSING FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile telephone, comprising:a lower housing structure defining a rear exterior surface of the mobile telephone;
a cover sheet defining a front exterior surface of the mobile telephone opposite the rear exterior surface;
a display positioned beneath the cover sheet; and
an upper housing structure coupled to the lower housing structure, wherein:
the cover sheet, the lower housing structure, and the upper housing structure surround the display; and
the lower housing structure and the upper housing structure define a continuous, curved external surface of the mobile telephone.

US Pat. No. 10,609,814

DIFFERENTIAL TRACE PAIR SYSTEM

Dell Products LLP, Round...

1. A differential trace pair system, comprising:a first conductive layer that is included in a board;
a second conductive layer that is included in the board and spaced apart from the first conductive layer, wherein the second conductive layer defines a second conductive layer opening that extends through the second conductive layer; and
a differential trace pair that is included in the board and spaced apart from the second conductive layer opposite the second conductive layer from the first conductive layer, wherein the differential trace pair includes:
a first differential trace that is configured to reference to the second conductive layer; and
a second differential trace that includes a first portion that is configured to reference to the first conductive layer through the second conductive layer opening, wherein the referencing to the first conductive layer increases a propagation speed of a first signal transmitted through the first portion of the second differential trace relative to the propagation speed of the first signal transmitted through a second portion of the second differential trace that is configured to reference to the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,609,812

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, OPTICAL MODULE, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT

Lumentum Japan, Inc., Ka...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a ground conductor layer;
a pair of strip conductors disposed on a board surface side of the ground conductor layer and extending along a first orientation;
a resonator conductor disposed between the ground conductor layer and the pair of strip conductors,
wherein the resonator conductor three-dimensionally intersects with the pair of strip conductors along a second orientation; a pair of via holes,
wherein the pair of via holes connect the resonator conductor and the ground conductor layer; and
a dielectric layer disposed between the ground conductor layer and the pair of strip conductors,
wherein the resonator conductor is disposed inside the dielectric layer,
wherein a differential transmission line of a micro-strip line type in which a digital modulation signal is transmitted is configured by the ground conductor layer, the pair of strip conductors, and the dielectric layer,
wherein a resonator structure is configured to include the ground conductor layer, the resonator conductor, and the pair of via holes,
wherein a first distance between the pair of strip conductors and the ground conductor layer is twice or more than a second distance between the pair of strip conductors and the resonator conductor,
wherein the resonator conductor has a linear shape extending along the second orientation at least in a region where the resonator conductor three-dimensionally intersects with the pair of strip conductors along the second orientation,
the linear shape having a first dimension in the first orientation and a second dimension in the second orientation,
the second dimension being longer than the first dimension, and
wherein a length of the resonator conductor from a center position of a first via hole, of the pair of via holes, to a center position of a second via hole, of the pair of via holes, is 0.4 wavelength or more and 0.6 wavelength or less at a frequency corresponding to a bit rate of the digital modulation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,609,791

LIGHTING SYSTEM OPTIMIZED FOR COST REDUCTION

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for use in a light-on-demand system, the system comprising a plurality of lights and utilizing one or more communication protocols, wherein each communication protocol having transmission and network traffic parameters, said method comprising:receiving, in a server, the transmission and network traffic parameters for communication between the plurality of lights, said transmission and network traffic parameters including movement activity triggers relating to the plurality of lights, and/or communication costs for the one or more communication protocols;
receiving energy usage parameters for the plurality of lights;
deriving a probability density function associated with the movement activity triggers;
estimating an on-time parameter for a light of the plurality of lights based on the probability density function and the energy usage parameters and transmission and network traffic parameters;
determining, after a movement activity trigger in light, whether to transmit a light turn-on command to other lights of the plurality of lights based on an arrival time between the movement activity trigger in the light and a previous movement activity trigger in the light using the on-time parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,609,781

AMBIENT LIGHT SENSING LIGHTING STROBE SYSTEM

LITRA, LLC, Austin, TX (...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a first array of LEDs comprising warm color temperature LEDs having a color temperature of 2400-4000 Kelvin;
a second array of LEDs comprising cool color temperature LEDs having a color temperature of 4000-8000 Kelvin;
wherein the first array of LEDs and the second array of LEDs are configured to emit light in a first direction;
an ambient light sensor configured to detect an intensity and a color temperature of ambient light;
a processor configured to:
receive an output from the ambient light sensor, the output representative of the intensity and color temperature of ambient light; and
adjust, based on the output, an intensity and color temperature of the first array of LEDs and the second array of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,609,768

DISC HAVING AT LEAST TWO ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELEMENTS AND CONNECTING CONDUCTORS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A pane, comprising:a substrate;
an electrically conductive structure on at least one subregion of the substrate;
two or more electrical connection elements on at least one subregion of the electrically conductive structure,
wherein each electrical connection element is configured with a bottom having at least one contact surface;
a soldering compound, which connects each contact surface of each electrical connection element to the electrically conductive structure; and
a connecting conductor, which electrically conductively connects each electrical connection element to each other electrical connection element,
wherein the connecting conductor comprises an electrically conductive core and an electrically nonconductive sheath, and
wherein a first contact surface of a first electrical connection element is a distance of at least 70 mm from a second contact surface of a second electrical connection element,
wherein each electrical connection element is connected to the connecting conductor via a top of each electrical connection element, and
wherein the connecting conductor spans the electrical connection elements.

US Pat. No. 10,609,760

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL ON A SECONDARY CELL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving by the RRC entity of the UE, a PUCCH release request from a lower layer of the UE; and
releasing a configuration for a scheduling request configuration for a concerned secondary cell, upon receiving the PUCCH release request from the lower layers of the UE, wherein
the PUCCH release request is notified by a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity of the UE in a case that a time alignment timer expires, the time alignment timer is associated with a secondary timing advance group (sTAG) and the concerned secondary cell belongs to the sTAG.

US Pat. No. 10,609,759

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING DUPLICATED E-RABS FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving, by an eNodeB (eNB), a user equipment (UE) context release command message in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the eNB to a mobility management entity (MME), an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearers (E-RAB) modification indication message including several E-RAB identifiers (IDs) set to a same value; and
receiving, by the eNB from the MME, the UE context release command message with a cause value.

US Pat. No. 10,609,755

LOCATION BASED THIRD PARTY NOTIFICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining a mutual communication link was not established for a communication between a first electronic device and a second electronic device, wherein the first electronic device is associated with a first user and the second electronic device is associated with a second user;
determining the communication between the first electronic device and the second electronic device is abnormal;
estimating a set of possible locations for the second electronic device; and
determining a set of potential responders to alert the second user based, at least in part, on: (i) the set of possible locations for the second electronic device and (ii) identifying respective users whose interactions with the second user exceed a predetermined threshold for interactions based, at least in part, on:
accessing the second user's social media accounts;
identifying users linked to the second user's social media accounts;
identifying respective interactions between the second user and each of the users linked to the second user's social media accounts; and
comparing each of the users identified interactions with the second user against the predetermined threshold for interactions.

US Pat. No. 10,609,748

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of communicating with a printing apparatus, comprising:a display device configured to display information;
a network interface configured to perform network communication;
a wireless communicator capable of communicating with the printing apparatus; and
at least one controller configured to function as:
a first displaying unit configured to cause the display device to display, in accordance with a designation of, among a plurality of objects, a predetermined object that indicates information to be acquired from the printing apparatus, a notification screen for prompting a user to perform an operation to bring the communication apparatus close to the printing apparatus;
a first acquiring unit configured to acquire, from the printing apparatus via a wireless connection established based on connection information that is acquired, after the notification screen is displayed, from the printing apparatus via the wireless communicator, information corresponding to the predetermined object;
a second displaying unit configured to display, after the information corresponding to the predetermined object is acquired, a second selection screen on which a selectable further object that indicates information to be further acquired from the printing apparatus can be designated, wherein objects that can be designated on the second selection screen includes at least an object corresponding to information on a certain status of the printing apparatus; and
a second acquiring unit configured to, in accordance with the selectable further object being designated on the selection screen, acquire information corresponding to the selectable further object from the printing apparatus via the wireless connection, wherein the first displaying unit is configured not to display the notification screen in accordance with the selectable further object being designated on the selection screen.

US Pat. No. 10,609,721

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT WITH TWO RADIO FREQUENCY MODULES OF SAME FREQUENCY BAND AND SIGNAL INTERFERENCE REDUCTION METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A wireless local area network (WLAN) access point comprising:at least two radio frequency modules, wherein
the at least two radio frequency modules comprise a first radio frequency module configured to operate on a first channel of a WLAN frequency band and a second radio frequency module configured to operate on a second channel of the WLAN frequency band, wherein the first radio frequency module comprises a first modulation circuit and a first demodulation circuit, and wherein the second radio frequency module comprises a second modulation circuit and a second demodulation circuit,
wherein the WLAN frequency band comprises a plurality of WLAN channels,
wherein the first channel and the second channel are different channels of the plurality of WLAN channels,
a first transmit power upper limit of the first radio frequency module is greater than a second transmit power upper limit of the second radio frequency module,
the first transmit power upper limit is a maximum transmit power usable by the first radio frequency module, and
the second transmit power upper limit is a maximum transmit power usable by the second radio frequency module;
a processor; and
a memory storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program comprising instructions to schedule a terminal that is connecting to the WLAN access point via the first radio frequency module on the first channel, when signal strength of the terminal is greater than a threshold, to switch the terminal from connecting to the WLAN access point via the first radio frequency module on the first channel to connecting to the WLAN access point via the second radio frequency module on the second channel; and
wherein a first isolation between the first radio frequency module and the second radio frequency module is less than a second isolation between the first radio frequency module and the second radio frequency module that is required when transmit power upper limits of the first radio frequency module and the second radio frequency module are both the first transmit power upper limit.

US Pat. No. 10,609,713

METHODS TO INDICATE TIME DOMAIN RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL BEFORE RRC CONNECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, at the UE, an indication of a time domain resource allocation table to use for one or more Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) transmissions, wherein the UE is not in a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connected mode when the UE is receiving the indication; and
determining, based on the received indication, the time domain resource allocation table to use for the one or more PDSCH transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,609,494

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING DEVICE AND HEARING DEVICE

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

1. A method for operating a hearing device of a user, which comprises the steps of:carrying out an electromyography step in which muscle activity of an auricular muscle of the user is measured using an electrode array;
continuously measuring the muscle activity to detect a complex activity profile of the auricular muscle in which an underlying intention of the user is coded;
generating, via the electrode array, a sensor signal that is classified by means of a classifier in which the muscle activity is decoded and the underlying intention is determined by examining whether the sensor signal has a previously known feature vector; and
assigning the previously known feature vector to an operating mode of the hearing device that is set if the sensor signal has the previously known feature vector.

US Pat. No. 10,609,489

FABRICATING AN INTEGRATED LOUDSPEAKER PISTON AND SUSPENSION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A diaphragm and suspension assembly for an electroacoustic transducer, the assembly comprising:a piston comprising a disk of silicon having a flat surface, the flat surface serving as the diaphragm;
a support ring of silicon surrounding the piston and separated from the piston by a gap;
a layer of compliant material adhered to a top surface of the support ring and to the flat surface of the piston, suspending the piston in the gap, the compliant material having a mechanical stiffness in the range of 5-100 N/m.

US Pat. No. 10,609,455

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:one or more hardware processors configured to:
acquire, using speech recognition, target sentence data comprising a plurality of morphemes, and a speech generation time of each morpheme from the plurality of morphemes;
determine a display time according to a difference between a confirmed sentence of which a user's correction for the target sentence data is confirmed and a second confirmed sentence of a previous speech generation time;
assign the display time to the confirmed sentence; and
output the confirmed sentence based on the display time to a display.

US Pat. No. 10,609,443

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR DISCOVERING AND DISPLAYING INFORMATION RELATED TO VIDEO CONTENT

Tagflix Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for presenting contextual information related to a video, the method comprising: receiving contextual information related to one or more frames in a video currently being displayed in a user interface on a display screen; modifying an amplitude of a video scrubber based on an amount of video metadata received based on a fingerprint of the frame or scene currently being displayed; displaying, in a first portion of the user interface, the video scrubber with portions of the video scrubber displaced vertically reflecting the modified amplitude; receiving event information representing a user selection of a portion of the video scrubber; and displaying, in a second portion of the user interface, a plurality of data points related to the frame being displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,609,408

VIDEO DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM USING ENCODING INFORMATION DERIVED FROM A PREVIOUS FRAME IN A SEQUENCE OF VIDEO FRAMES

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A method of decoding frames of a sequence of frames of video data, the sequence of frames of video data being provided as a bitstream of encoded video image data representing the sequence of frames of video data, the method comprising, for a current frame that the bitstream of encoded video image data represents:parsing the encoded video image data for the current frame to derive for each block that the current frame has been divided into for encoding purposes, a set of encoding information;
providing the encoding information derived from the encoded video image data for the current frame for use to decode the encoded video image data for the current frame to provide output video image data for the current frame; and
feeding back encoding information from the set of encoding information derived for the current frame for use when parsing the encoded video image data of a next frame in the sequence of frames encoded in the bitstream;
wherein the feeding back of the encoding information derived for the current frame comprises feeding back for each block of data that the current frame has been divided into for encoding purposes, at least an encoding indicator;
wherein the feeding back of the encoding indicator for a block of the current frame comprises, when the encoding indicators for the blocks of the current frame were disabled when encoding the video image data for the current frame, feeding back the encoding indicator derived from the encoded video image data for a previous frame in the sequence of frames for the block of the current frame to use when parsing the encoded video image data of the next frame in a sequence of frames encoded in the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,609,351

ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPIC SYSTEM

PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING S...

1. A camera head which is utilized in a medical instrument comprising:a four-color separation prism comprising a first color separation prism, a second color separation prism, a third color separation prism and a fourth color separation prism, the first color separation prism including a light incident surface, the third color separation prism including a light incident surface which, in operation, reflects a third component of the light from an object, the light incident surface of the third color separation prism being adjacent a light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism arranged relative to the light incident surface of the first color separation prism such that a first angle is formed between the light incident surface of the first color separation prism and the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, in operation, reflects a second component of the light from an object, the third color separation prism including a light reflective surface arranged relative to the light incident surface of the first color separation prism such that a second angle is formed between the light incident surface of the first color separation prism and the light reflective surface of the third color separation prism, the first angle being less than the second angle,
wherein the light incident surface of the third color separation prism is coextensive with the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, and the light incident surface of the second color separation prism is adjacent a light reflective surface of the first color separation prism,
wherein one of the first color separation prism, the second color separation prism, the third color separation prism and the fourth color separation prism is an infrared prism.

US Pat. No. 10,608,642

LOGIC DRIVE USING STANDARD COMMODITY PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IC CHIPS COMPRISING NON-VOLATILE RADOM ACCESS MEMORY CELLS

iCometrue Company Ltd., ...

1. A semiconductor integrated-circuit (IC) chip configured to be programmed to perform a logic operation, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a first layer at a surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first layer comprises a plurality of transistors at the surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a second layer over the first layer and the semiconductor substrate, wherein the second layer comprises a plurality of non-volatile memory cells over the first layer, wherein the plurality of non-volatile memory cells comprises a first memory cell configured to store a resulting value for a look-up table (LUT); and
a sense amplifier configured to sense an input data at a first input point of the sense amplifier by comparing the input data of the sense amplifier with a voltage at a second input point of the sense amplifier to generate an output data at an output point of the sense amplifier, wherein the input data of the sense amplifier is associated with the resulting value stored in the first memory cell, wherein the plurality of transistors comprise a plurality of first transistors provided for a plurality of static-random-access-memory (SRAM) cells of the look-up table (LUT) and a plurality of second transistors provided for a multiplexer, wherein the plurality of static-random-access-memory (SRAM) cells of the look-up table (LUT) comprises a second memory cell configured to store data associated with the output data at the output point of the sense amplifier, wherein the multiplexer comprises a first set of input points for a first input data set for the logic operation and a second set of input points for a second input data set associated with the look-up table (LUT), wherein the second input data set comprises data associated with the data stored in the second memory cell, wherein the multiplexer is configured to select, in accordance with the first input data set, an input data from the second input data set as an output data for the logic operation.

US Pat. No. 10,608,638

LOGIC DRIVE USING STANDARD COMMODITY PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IC CHIPS

iCometrue Company Ltd., ...

1. A field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) integrated-circuit (IC) chip comprising:a programmable logic circuit configured to be programmed to perform a logic operation, comprising a plurality of input points for a first input data set for the logic operation, a plurality of first memory cells configured to store a plurality of resulting values of a look-up table (LUT), a multiplexer configured to select, in accordance with the first input data set, a resulting value from the plurality of resulting values of the look-up table (LUT) as an output data for the logic operation, and an output point for the output data for the logic operation;
a plurality of I/O ports; and
at least one I/O-port selection pad configured to select a first port from the plurality of I/O ports in a first clock cycle to pass a first information associated with the first input data set to the plurality of input points of the programmable logic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,608,220

BATTERY PACK COMPRISING FIRE EXTINGUISHING DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD USING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack comprising:a plurality of cells, each cell comprising an electrode assembly comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator and a pouch-type battery case to receive the electrode assembly;
an electrode lead extending upward from each of the plurality of cells;
a module case, the plurality of cells stacked in the module case in a first direction;
a plurality of dispensers inside the module case having a fire retarding material or fire extinguishing agent, the plurality of dispensers being above the pouch-type battery case of the plurality of cells and between the electrode leads of adjacent cells,
wherein the plurality of dispensers includes a dispenser on a first side of the electrode lead of each battery cell and a dispenser on a second side of the electrode lead of each battery cell, and
wherein the fire retarding material or fire extinguishing agent is automatically discharged when swelling of the cell occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,607,503

BLUSH GUIDE DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF

CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC., ...

1. A blush guide device, comprising:a camera, capturing a user face image;
a processor, receiving the user face image, obtaining a plurality of face feature points according to the user face image, and performing calculation according to the face feature points to obtain at least one blush guide block; and
a display, displaying the user face image and the corresponding blush guide block, wherein in response to selection of a blush drawing way, the processor obtains a blush guide line corresponding to a drawing direction and a drawing pattern according to the blush drawing way, and the display displays the blush guide line in the blush guide block, so as to guide a user to put on makeup to the blush guide block according to the blush guide line.

US Pat. No. 10,607,442

UNIFIED DIGITAL WALLET

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A standalone digital wallet manager managing a plurality of balances of funds associated with a plurality of players of one or more gaming systems, comprising:one or more processors;
one or more memory devices coupled to the one or more processors;
one or more data storage devices utilizing one or more data models;
an input interface and an output interface;
a plurality of software services operated by the one or more processors and deployed over a representational state transfer (REST) service utilizing a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), each of the software services responding to request or response calls over the REST service;
a request queue receiving asynchronous request calls from at least one of the plurality of software services via the input interface;
a response queue holding response calls from at least one of the plurality of software services for communication to the output interface;
a storage queue feeding the one or more data storage devices the plurality of balances of funds associated with the plurality of players of one or more gaming systems; and
a ledger service coupled to the storage queue, the response queue, and the request queue, the ledger service managing access to the balances of funds stored in the storage queue, wherein each of the request queue, the response queue, and the storage queue is immutable such that all new entries to the queue are appended sequentially to the queue and no edits or deletion of any existing entries in the queue is permitted.

US Pat. No. 10,607,278

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POPULATING A DATABASE WITH A SET OF INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ITEM OWNED BY A FIRST OWNER THAT IS TRANSFERRED TO A SECOND OWNER

APPSOFT OY, Vantaa (FI)

1. A method of populating a database with a set of information related to a sale transaction of a first item owned by a first owner and verifying an authenticity of the first item in the sale transaction, the method comprising:associating, with a processor of a computing device, a first interactive item card with the first item;
associating, with the processor of the computing device, the first interactive item card with the first owner;
capturing an image of the first item with a first camera;
identifying a location of the first camera at the time of capturing of the image of the first item and associating the location of the first camera as a first location of the first item;
associating, with the processor of the computing device, the set of information content with the first interactive item card, wherein the set of information content includes:
the first location of the first item, the first image of the first item, at least one social media interaction related to the first interactive item card at a first moment of time and an information related to the first owner;
presenting the set of information associated with the first item on a display of a computing device of at least one second user, wherein the computing device of the at least one second user is configured to enable the at least one second user to request a transfer of ownership of the first item in the sale transaction;
responsive to the request for a transfer of ownership of the first item, changing, with the processor of the computing device, the association of the first associated interactive item card from the first owner to a second owner, wherein an authenticity of the first item is verified by:
capturing a second image of the first item with a second camera;
identifying a second location of the second camera at the time of the capturing of the second image;
associating the location of the second cameras a second location of the first item;
comparing, with the process of the computing device, the first image of the first item with the second image of the first item;
determining, with the processor of the computing device, whether the first item in the second image is the same as the first item in the first image based on the comparing;
transmitting from the computing device a result of the determination to the second owner, wherein the sale transaction is approved or disapproved by the second owner based on the result; and, if the sale transaction is approved:
confirming, with the processor of the computing device, a transfer of physical ownership of the first item from the first owner to the second owner;adding, with the processor of the computing device, to the set of information content an additional set of information content, wherein the additional set of information content includes:the second location of the first item,
the second image of the first item,
at least one social media interaction related to the first interactive item card at a second moment of time; and
an information related to the second owner;
populating, with the processor of the computing device, the database with the associations and the set of information content; and
presenting on a display of a user interface of a device of the second owner an image of the first item and an updated first interactive item card.

US Pat. No. 10,606,778

BUS SYSTEM

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A bus system comprising: a master device; a bus comprising a chip select signal line and an input output signal line which are both connected to the master device; and a plurality of slave devices electrically connected to the master device through the bus and assigned to have a plurality address sections different from each other, and comprising only one primary slave device and at least one secondary slave device; wherein the master device is able to trigger the chip select signal line, to start a one-to-one communication through the input output signal line; wherein based on a control mechanism an event-alert slave device of the plurality of slave devices takes an authority to communicate with the master device; wherein when the master device triggers the chip select signal line to start the one-to-one communication through the input output signal line and none of the plurality of slave devices wants to actively communicate with the master device, the only one primary slave device is in charge of response to the master device, wherein each of the slave devices further comprises an alert handshake pin and the alert handshake pins of the plurality of slave devices are electrically connected to an alert handshake control line, wherein in the control mechanism, the master device and the plurality of slave devices perform steps of: switching the alert handshake pin from a first level voltage to a second level voltage to further switch the alert handshake control line from the first level voltage to the second level voltage, and transmitting an event-alert signal through the bus by the event-alert slave device, transmitting a status-retrieving signal through the bus by the master device according to the event-alert signal, receiving the status-retrieving signal and performing response to the master device through the bus by the event-alert slave device, transmitting an event-retrieving signal through the bus by the master device, and receiving the event-retrieving signal and performing response to the master device through the bus by the event-alert slave device.

US Pat. No. 10,606,471

ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT COMMUNICATES WITH A MOVEMENT DETECTION APPARATUS INCLUDING A BAROMETRIC PRESSURE SENSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication system comprising:an electronic device and a stylus;
the electronic device including
a communication interface configured to communicate with the stylus;
a display; and
a controller configured to cause the display to display a screen, and
the stylus including
a barometric pressure sensor that detects a change in barometric pressure, wherein
the controller of the electronic device uses the change in barometric pressure to determine a height of the stylus relative to the electronic device, where the height of the stylus relative to the electronic device can exceed a detection range of a proximity sensor of the electronic device,
in response to detecting a change in barometric pressure that exceeds a predetermined threshold, the controller enlarges or reduces the screen on the display in accordance with the change in barometric pressure, and
an enlargement ratio or a reduction ratio of the screen on the display increases as the change in barometric pressure is greater.

US Pat. No. 10,606,333

WAKE-UP DETECTOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus to wake up a slave circuit in a system, the apparatus comprising:a coupler configured to couple a remote wake-up signal between a master circuit and the slave circuit using at least one connection of a fixed set of cable connections, the at least one connection further coupling a second signal between the master circuit and the slave circuit;
a selection component configured to select, at the slave circuit, the remote wake-up signal from a control signal, an intermediate frequency (IF) signal, or a local oscillator (LO) signal;
a detector configured to detect, at the slave circuit, the remote wake-up signal coupled between the master circuit and the slave circuit, wherein the detector is further configured to:
compare an input signal to a first comparison value to generate a first comparison result;
compare the input signal to a second comparison value to generate a second comparison result; and
combine the first comparison result and the second comparison result to generate a signal; and
a wake-up signal generator configured to generate a local wake-up signal at the slave circuit based on detecting the remote wake-up signal coupled between the master circuit and the slave circuit and wake up the slave circuit with the local wake-up signal.

US Pat. No. 10,606,313

MULTI-COMPONENT COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS

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

1. A two-way communication device, comprising:a combined battery and processing unit, comprising: a housing, a battery, one or more processors; a microphone, and a speaker, wherein:
the one or more processors, the battery, the microphone, and the speaker are housed by the housing;
the battery and the one or more processors are permanently installed with the housing; and
a lock flex and a lock protrusion located on the lock flex; and
a wristband, comprising:
a wristband housing defining a slot that opens on a first side and a second side of the wristband, to removably install the combined battery and processing unit within the slot of the wristband while the wristband is being worn by a user, wherein:
the combined battery and processing unit is aligned with a top surface of the wristband housing and a bottom surface of the wristband housing along a direction which lies perpendicular to a user's skin;
the slot is located between the top surface of the wristband housing and the bottom surface of the wristband housing;
the slot defined by the wristband housing permits the combined battery and processing unit to be installed and removed from the first side of the wristband housing and the second side of the wristband housing such that, when the combined battery and processing unit is installed, the combined battery and processing unit is located under the top surface of the wristband housing and above the bottom surface of the wristband housing; and
the wristband housing further defines a lock receptacle, wherein:
lock flex flexes inward when the combined battery and processing unit is being installed in the wristband; and
when the combined battery and processing unit is installed in the wristband, the lock flex at least partially unflexes and the lock protrusion removably couples with the lock receptacle of the wristband housing.

US Pat. No. 10,606,274

VISUAL PLACE RECOGNITION BASED SELF-LOCALIZATION FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An autonomous vehicle control system, comprising:a processor in communication with a sensor, the sensor sensing an environment surrounding a vehicle associated with the vehicle control system, wherein a feature vector describes at least a portion of the environment at a current location of the vehicle on a route, the processor being programmed to:
receive view image information from the sensor comprising the feature vector;
extract extraneous information from the received view image information, wherein the extraneous information comprises view information other than the feature vector, and wherein extracting the extraneous information isolates the feature vector;
retrieve feature vector information associated with one or more segments of a route of travel for the vehicle;
compare the isolated feature vector to the retrieved feature vector information;
determine if the isolated feature vector and the retrieved feature vector information match; and
if the isolated feature vector and the retrieved feature vector information match, determine that the current location of the vehicle is at a segment location of the one or more segments associated with the retrieved feature vector information.

US Pat. No. 10,604,458

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AROMATIC ALKYLATION

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process, comprising:(a) reacting an aromatic feedstock comprising benzene with methanol under alkylation conditions in a reactor in the presence of a fluidized bed of solid catalyst particles to produce a vapor phase effluent comprising toluene, xylenes, water, unreacted benzene and solid catalyst fines;
(b) contacting the vapor phase effluent with a first liquid phase hydrocarbon quench stream to produce a mixture having a higher dew point than the vapor phase effluent;
(c) contacting the mixture with a second liquid phase hydrocarbon quench stream after (b) under conditions to condense a minor portion of the mixture and produce a condensate which contains at least some of the catalyst fines and which is substantially free of an aqueous phase; and
(d) separating at least a portion of the condensate containing said fines from the remainder of the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,604,347

DRIVE SHAFT AND SPROCKETS FOR CHAIN CONVEYOR

Joy Global Underground Mi...

1. A drive system for a chain conveyor, the drive system comprising:an elongated shaft extending along an axis and configured to be driven to rotate by a motor;
a sprocket integrally formed with the shaft, the sprocket including a plurality of lobes, the lobes extending around a perimeter of the shaft and each lobe being spaced apart from an adjacent lobe by a recessed portion, each of the recessed portions configured to receive a drive pin of the chain conveyor, each of the lobes subtending an angle of at least twenty degrees about the axis, each lobe including a first portion positioned proximate the axis and a second portion positioned radially outward relative to the first portion, the second portion having a width substantially larger than a width of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,603,993

RETRACTABLE HARD PANEL COVER AND ASSOCIATED STORAGE CONTAINER

1. A protection apparatus comprising:a first panel having a first mating interface, the first panel extending laterally, being longitudinally rigid, and having opposing lateral ends configured to be guided in opposing rails extending in a longitudinal direction;
a second panel having a second mating interface configured to releasably couple with the first mating interface of the first panel, the second panel extending laterally, being longitudinally rigid, and having opposing lateral ends configured to be guided in opposing rails extending in the longitudinal direction;
a receiver module comprising a panel storage cavity and a laterally extending aperture, the laterally extending aperture being configured to receive the first and second panels into the panel storage cavity; and,
a storage container,
wherein the receiver module acts as a lid of the storage container,
wherein the receiver module further comprises a solar panel disposed on a top surface of the receiver module,
wherein when the first and second panels translate longitudinally into the laterally extending aperture, the first mating interface forces up the second panel, such that the second panel stacks on top of the first panel inside the panel storage cavity,
wherein when the first panel translates longitudinally out of the laterally extending aperture, the second panel is forced down by gravity causing the second mating interface to be captured by the first mating interface, such that the first and second panels are configured to translate longitudinally with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,603,968

LOCKING ADJUSTABLE VEHICLE HITCH

1UP USA.COM, LLC, Dickey...

1. A locking adjustable trailer hitch system comprising:a. a vehicle trailer hitch receiver, comprising a receiver opening, wherein the vehicle trailer hitch receiver includes at least one hitch pin opening for placement of a locking hitch pin system;
b. a locking adjustable trailer hitch bar for attachment to the trailer hitch receiver, wherein the trailer hitch bar is adapted to be slidably received in the receiver opening, wherein the hitch bar comprises a distal end, a proximal end, parallel side walls, a top wall and bottom wall, wherein trailer hitch bar comprises at least one extended slotted depression having a proximal end and a distal end, further wherein the at least one extended slotted depression comprises a single pass-through slot positioned alongside one sidewall of the trailer hitch bar and wherein the single pass-through slot is aligned with the at least one hitch pin opening to enable the hitch pin to pass therethrough for slidable locking placement; and
c. an anti-wobble device to secure and stabilize the hitch bar within the vehicle receiver; wherein the hitch bar can be releasably secured at various increments along a length of the slotted depression such that the distal end of the hitch bar can be positioned a greater or lesser distance from the receiver as desired, and wherein the locking hitch pin system releasably locks the hitch bar to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,603,890

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING FEEDSTOCK LINES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF AN OBJECT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for creating a feedstock line for additive manufacturing of an object, the feedstock line having a feedstock-line length, the system comprising:a filament supply, configured to dispense a precursor tow, comprising elongate filaments;
a filament separator, configured to separate the precursor tow, dispensed from the filament supply, into individual ones of the elongate filaments or into subsets of the elongate filaments, wherein each of the subsets comprises a plurality of the elongate filaments;
a full-length-optical-waveguide supply, configured to dispense at least one full-length optical waveguide;
an optical-direction-modifier supply, configured to dispense optical direction modifiers to be applied to the individual ones of the elongate filaments or the subsets of the elongate filaments, originating from the filament separator, and wherein each of the optical direction modifiers has an outer surface and is configured such that when electromagnetic radiation strikes the outer surface from a first direction, at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation departs the outer surface in a second direction that is at an angle to the first direction;
a combiner, configured to combine the individual ones of the elongate filaments with the optical direction modifiers and at least the one full-length optical waveguide, dispensed by the full-length-optical-waveguide supply, or the subsets of the elongate filaments, originating from the filament separator, and at least the one full-length optical waveguide, dispensed by the full-length-optical-waveguide supply, into a derivative tow so that each of the elongate filaments and at least the one full-length optical waveguide extend along all of the feedstock-line length and at least the one full-length optical waveguide and the optical direction modifiers are interspersed among the elongate filaments; and
a resin supply, configured to provide a resin to be applied to at least one of the precursor tow, dispensed from the filament supply, the individual ones of the elongate filaments or the subsets of the elongate filaments, originating from the filament separator, at least the one full-length optical waveguide, dispensed from the full-length-optical-waveguide supply, or the derivative tow, originating from the combiner, such that the elongate filaments, the optical direction modifiers, and at least the one full-length optical waveguide in the derivative tow are covered with the resin.

US Pat. No. 10,603,869

LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A laminated structure comprising:a first layer formed from a fiber reinforced plastic;
a second layer formed from a fiber reinforced plastic and arranged opposed to the first layer;
a first core layer formed from a first resin foam and arranged between the first layer and the second layer; and
a second core layer formed from a second resin foam and arranged between the first core layer and the second layer, wherein a thickness of the second core layer is thicker than a thickness of the first core layer,
wherein the first resin foam has a higher flame resistance than the second resin foam,
wherein the second resin foam has a higher strength than the first resin foam, and
wherein a neutral plane of shear stress is located within the second core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,603,858

METHOD OF DETECTING TIRE MOLD BLADDER LEAKAGE BY SMELL

Compagnie Generale Des Et...

14. A method of detecting tire mold bladder leakage, comprising:placing an uncured tire into a mold;
inflating a bladder within the mold, wherein the bladder has a fluid within the bladder;
applying sufficient heat and pressure to the uncured tire to at least partially cure the tire when the uncured tire is in the mold;
opening the mold; and
electronically smelling by an electronic nose the at least partially cured tire after the step of opening the mold, wherein the step of electronically smelling by the electronic nose is performed in order to determine whether the bladder is leaking the fluid;
wherein an odor of uncured rubber of the tire is sensed by the electronically smelling to determine that the bladder is leaking the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,603,845

MACHINE FOR SEALING PLASTIC PROFILED ELEMENTS

Graf Synergy S.r.l., Non...

1. Machine (1) for sealing plastic profiled elements, comprising:at least a base frame (6);
retention assemblies (7, 8) retaining at least a profiled element (P) of plastic material having a first main face (2), a second main face (3), a first lateral face (4), a second lateral face (5) and respective areas to seal (Z), said retention assemblies (7, 8) being associated with said base frame (6) and comprising at least a first support element (7) movable along a first direction of sliding (A) and at least a second support element (8) mounted on said first support element (7) and movable relative thereto along a second direction of sliding (B) substantially transverse to said first direction of sliding (A), said main faces (2, 3) being adapted to come into contact with said support elements (7, 8) respectively;
at least a heat-sealing element with heated plate (11), mounted on said base frame (6) and having two mutually opposite surfaces on which said areas to seal (Z) to be heated are placeable in contact;
sliding assembly (9, 10) of said retention assemblies (7, 8), which are placed between said base frame (6) and said retention assemblies (7, 8) and are adapted to shift said profiled elements (P) between a position of reciprocal moving away and a position of mutual approach wherein said heated areas to seal (Z) are joined together;
positioning assemblies (13, 14) associated with said support elements (7, 8) and adapted to receive and support at least a portion of at least one of said lateral faces (4, 5);
locking assemblies (15, 28) movably associated with said retention assemblies (7, 8) and adapted to keep said profiled elements (P) in a locking configuration wherein at least one of said main faces (2, 3) is kept into contact with at least one of said support elements (7, 8) and at least one of said lateral faces (4, 5) is arranged into contact with said positioning assemblies (13, 14), in said locking configuration said locking assemblies (15, 28) being adapted to prevent said profiled elements (P) from rotating around the longitudinal axis of the profiled elements themselves, by exerting clamping forces on said profiled elements in both vertical direction and horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,602,723

METHOD OF TENDING TO LIVESTOCK WITHIN A LIVESTOCK CONFINEMENT FACILITY

Cruiser Products, LLC, F...

1. A method of tending to a livestock within a livestock confinement facility with a vehicle, the vehicle having a support frame, a drive unit, and an elevated platform, the support frame extending vertically upward from a base, wherein the support frame has a lower portion and an upper portion, the drive unit operatively attached to the base, the elevated platform affixed to the upper portion of the support frame and configured to support an operator thereon while moving along the livestock confinement facility, wherein the livestock confinement facility includes a first elevated livestock cage above a floor, wherein the first elevated livestock cage is positioned along an aisle of the livestock confinement facility, the method comprising:supporting the operator on the elevated platform within the livestock confinement facility; and
moving the vehicle along the floor and the aisle of the livestock confinement facility in order to move the operator along the livestock confinement facility from atop the elevated platform such that the operator tends to the livestock from atop the elevated platform, wherein tending to the elevated first livestock cage further includes accessing the elevated first livestock cage such that the operator tends to the elevated first livestock cage from atop the elevated platform of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,609,846

ADAPTER BOARD STRUCTURE FOR POWER MODULE OF DC POWER SUPPLY

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. An adapter board structure for a power module of a DC power supply, the DC power supply comprising a casing, a main circuit control board and at least one power module being disposed in the casing, the main circuit control board having an output port, one side of the power module, adjacent to the main circuit control board, being longitudinally provided with an upright board, the upright board being provided with a secondary circuit control board, the secondary circuit control board having an input port and an output port for connection of a control wire, characterized in that:an adapter board is longitudinally disposed at another side of the power module, the adapter board is sized to cover the side of the power module, the adapter board is provided with an input port and an output port corresponding in position to the secondary circuit control board for connection of the control wire, and a copper foil is disposed on the adapter board so that one surface of the adapter board is covered by the copper foil;
the adapter board is formed by a printed circuit board;
a top edge of the adapter board has a notch corresponding in position to the input port and the output port of the adapter board so that the control wire can span the notch;
the control wire is a ribbon cable;
the control wire is wrapped with a heat shrinkable sleeve;
the power module has a base;
one side of the base is provided with a locking board extending longitudinally; and
the adapter board is locked to the locking board.

US Pat. No. 10,609,845

MEDICAL ARTICLE STORAGE CONTAINER HAVING RF SHIELD AND TORTUOUS PATH SEAL

MEPS Real-Time, Inc., Ca...

1. A medical article storage container having an internal storage space, the storage container being shielded from leaking radio-frequency (“RF”) energy out of and into the storage space, the container formed with a plurality of interconnected walls, the container comprising:a first wall located at a side of the storage space, the first wall comprising a substrate formed of an electrically non-conductive material, the first wall having a joining edge configured to physically mate with another wall to form a joint seam between the two walls, the joining edge having a width, the first wall also comprising an electrically conductive component that is configured to be coextensive with the first wall substrate and extend to the joining edge of the first wall substrate at which location the electrically conductive component is exposed to electrically connect with an electrically conductive component of another wall at the joint seam, the first wall also comprising a portion of a channel extending outwardly at the joining edge, the channel portion being as wide as the joining edge and having a shape including a bend and configured to physically mate with a complementary portion of a channel of another wall that is joined with the first wall at the joint seam; and
a second wall located at a side of the storage space, the second wall comprising a substrate that is formed of an electrically non-conductive material, the second wall having a joining edge that is physically mated with the joining edge of the first wall to form a joint seam between the two walls, the joining edge having a width, the second wall also comprising an electrically conductive component that is configured to be coextensive with the second wall substrate and extend to the joining edge of the second wall substrate at which location the electrically conductive component is exposed, the electrically conductive component of the second wall being electrically connected to the electrically conductive component of the first wall at the joint seam, the second wall also comprising a portion of a channel extending outwardly at the joining edge of the second wall, the channel portion of the second wall being as wide as the joining edge of the second wall and having a complementary shape to the shape of the portion of the channel of the first wall including the bend, the second wall channel portion being physically mated with the channel portion of the first wall to form an electrical channel with a bend thereby providing a tortuous path seal at the joint seam to attenuate RF energy leaking out of and into the storage space;
whereby the electrical connections of the first and second walls form a part of a Faraday cage around the storage space and the tortuous path seal provides further shielding from RF leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,609,840

MODULAR QUICK-RELEASE LIQUID HEAT REMOVAL COUPLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC RACKS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack, comprising:a heat removal liquid manifold assembly to provide heat removal liquid from an external heat removal system, the heat removal liquid manifold assembly disposed on a backend of the electronic rack; and
a plurality of server blades contained in a plurality of server slots via a frontend of the electronic rack, wherein each of the server blades comprises
a server tray to contain an information technology (IT) component representing a corresponding server therein, and
a quick-release coupling assembly having a first liquid intake connector and a first liquid outlet connector coupled to a flexible hose to distribute the heat removal liquid to the IT component, the first liquid intake connector to receive the heat removal liquid from the heat removal liquid manifold assembly to remove heat from the IT component, the first liquid outlet connector to emit warmer liquid carrying heat exchanged from the IT component to the heat removal liquid manifold assembly, wherein the first liquid intake connector, the first liquid outlet connector, and the flexible hose extend outwardly external to the server tray to connect to a second liquid intake connector and a second liquid outlet connector fixedly disposed on the heat removal liquid manifold assembly, respectively, and when the first liquid intake connector and the first liquid outlet connector are disconnected from the second liquid intake connector and the second liquid outlet connector, respectively, springs within the server tray cause the first liquid intake connector and the first liquid outlet connector to automatically retract to the server tray such that the entire flexible hose retracts inside the server tray.

US Pat. No. 10,609,839

LIQUID SUBMERSION COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

LIQUIDCOOL SOLUTIONS, INC...

1. A liquid submersion cooled electronic device, comprising:a non-pressurized device housing defining an interior space, the non-pressurized device housing including a tray with an at least partially open top and a cover removably attached to the tray and disposed over the at least partially open top;
at least one heat generating electronic component disposed within the interior space of the non-pressurized device housing;
a dielectric cooling liquid in the interior space, the dielectric cooling liquid partially or fully submerging and in direct contact with the at least one heat generating electronic component;
a pump having a pump inlet in fluid communication with the interior space and a pump outlet;
a heat exchanger having a heat exchanger inlet in fluid communication with the pump outlet and having a heat exchanger outlet in fluid communication with the interior space;
a liquid distribution manifold within the interior space, the liquid distribution manifold having a manifold inlet in fluid communication with the heat exchanger outlet, and a plurality of manifold outlets;
a tube having an inlet end thereof connected to one of the manifold outlets, and an outlet end thereof adjacent to the at least one heat generating electronic component to direct a return flow of dielectric cooling liquid to the at least one heat generating electronic component;
an open top tray disposed within the interior space, the at least one heat generating electronic component is disposed within the open top tray, the outlet end of the tube is connected to the open top tray to direct the return flow of dielectric cooling liquid into a space defined by the open top tray, and a side wall of the open top tray includes a dielectric cooling liquid outlet weir from which dielectric cooling liquid exits the space defined by the open top tray.

US Pat. No. 10,609,837

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

1. A data storage center comprising:a plurality of cabinets disposed within an enclosure defining a confined space, said plurality of cabinets being configured with one or more racks, said racks being configured for accommodating one or more appliances;
environmental controls associated with said plurality of cabinets, said environmental controls being configured for establishing a fluid path between a central unit and an interior of the respective cabinet for passage of a climate controlling fluid therebetween, said fluid path being isolated from the confined space;
wherein at least one of said cabinets is slidable in a first direction and at least between a first position and a second position in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to facilitate access to the respective racks of said at least one cabinet and to racks of a neighboring cabinet of said at least one cabinet;
wherein the sliding of said at least one cabinet in the first direction forms a floating isle gap between said at least one cabinet and the neighboring cabinet of said at least one cabinet, wherein the floating isle gap is a floating gap in the first direction; and
wherein said at least one cabinet is slidable in the first direction at least when said at least one cabinet is at the first position and at least when said at least one cabinet is at the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,609,834

CONNECTION PLATE ASSEMBLY AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

8. A display device comprising:a display device; and
a connection plate assembly;
wherein the connection plate assembly includes:
at least one connection plate; and
a clamp;
wherein the clamp detachably attaches the connection plate to a lateral side of the display device except for a light emitting side of the display device;
wherein the display device includes a first lateral side, a second lateral side and a third lateral side; the first lateral side and the third lateral side are two opposite lateral sides of the display device; the second lateral side is adjacent to both of the first lateral side and the third lateral side;
wherein the clamp includes a clamping member clamps the first lateral side and the third lateral side; the clamping member includes a first clamping portion and a second clamping portion, and the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion are at two opposite sides of the clamping member; and
wherein the first clamping portion is in contact with the first lateral side, the second clamping portion is in contact with the third lateral side, and the at least one connection plate is located at the second lateral side;
wherein a first elastic protection portion is disposed at one side of the first clamping portion facing the second clamping portion, and a second elastic protection portion is disposed at one side of the second clamping portion facing the first clamping portion;
wherein a first elastic protection structure is sleeved on the first clamping portion, and one part of the first elastic protection structure at the one side of the first clamping portion facing the second clamping portion defines the first elastic protection portion; a second elastic protection structure is sleeved on the second clamping portion, and one part of the second elastic protection structure at the one side of the second clamping portion facing the first clamping portion defines the second elastic protection portion;
wherein the clamping member further includes an adjustment member configured to adjust a distance between the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion;
wherein the adjustment member includes a tube and a spring within the tube; and two ends of the spring are connected with the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion, respectively; and
wherein the tube is connected with one of the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,609,833

WATERPROOF HOUSING AND WATERPROOF ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Chicony Power Technology ...

1. A waterproof electronic device, comprising:a waterproof housing, comprising:
a first case, comprising:
a side wall, disposed on an outer periphery of the first case; and
a groove, disposed on the side wall;
a second case, disposed in correspondence with the first case, and the second case comprising:
a first inner wall, disposed at an inner side of the second case, the first inner wall and the side wall being disposed in correspondence with each other;
a welded member, disposed in correspondence with the first case and the second case, and a joint direction of the welded member being different from an opening direction of the groove, wherein an axial length of the welded member relative to a top surface of the first case is greater than an axial length of the groove relative to the top surface of the first case, and the welded member is located below the waterproof unit; and
a waterproof unit, disposed in the groove and partially protruded from the side wall; and
a power conversion unit, disposed between the first case and the second case;
wherein the first case and the second case are jointed to each other via the welded member, and the first case and the second case form an accommodation space together, the power conversion unit is disposed in the accommodation space, and the waterproof unit and the first inner wall are abutted against each other for sealing the first case and the second case.

US Pat. No. 10,609,831

CIRCUIT UNIT, ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX, AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF CIRCUIT UNIT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit unit comprising:a circuit section including a terminal portion that can be connected to an external terminal, the circuit section having a waterproofed portion, and a body portion to which an electronic component is mounted, the waterproofed portion extending between the terminal portion and the body portion and being orthogonal to both the terminal portion and the body portion;
a first waterproofing portion disposed on a first and a second side of the waterproofed portion, and that includes a resin containing an adhesive component; and
a second waterproofing portion that is in intimate contact with an outer surface of each of the body portion and the first waterproofing portion, and that is made of a resin.

US Pat. No. 10,609,829

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a substrate including a display region and a bent region provided at a side of the display region;
a first insulating layer provided on the bent region of the substrate;
a second insulating layer provided on the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer including at least one opening;
a third insulating layer provided on the second insulating layer and the at least one opening; and
a plurality of lines electrically insulated from each other in the bent region,
wherein a pixel unit to display an image is provided on the display region of the substrate,
wherein the third insulating layer is in contact with the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer in the at least one opening, and
wherein the at least one opening is provided between the plurality of lines.

US Pat. No. 10,609,828

ELASTIC SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An elastic support structure for a display module, comprising at least one first support member and at least one second support member, wherein the first support member is formed integrally with the second support member, and a first angle is formed between the first support member and the second support member, the first angle is variable, to enable the elastic support structure to provide elastic support;wherein each of the first angles is within a range of 40° to 70°, in an initial state where no external force is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,609,827

DISPLAY APPARATUS, PORTABLE TERMINAL, AND OPERATING METHOD OF DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display module comprising a display panel, a window member adhered to the display panel and having an area greater than an area of the display panel, and a magnetic member attached to at least one of the display panel and the window member;
a set bracket under the display module; and
an electro permanent magnet fixed to the set bracket, the electro permanent magnet being coupled to the display module in a first mode and decoupled from the display module in a second mode,
wherein the display apparatus is configured to enter the second mode from the first mode if an impact equal to or greater than a reference value is applied or is to be applied after a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,609,826

DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING A FULL-THICKNESS THROUGH HOLE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel comprising an active area on a front surface of the display panel, the active area comprising a plurality of pixels;
an encapsulation layer encapsulating the active area of the display panel;
a cover layer disposed over the encapsulation layer;
a housing disposed over a rear surface of the display panel, the rear surface being opposite to the front surface of the display panel; and
at least one through hole that fully penetrates the display panel, the cover layer, and the housing, the at least one through hole being unfilled such that the display apparatus can be gripped or hung from within the active area of the display panel, wherein a side surface of the display panel adjacent to an inner circumferential surface of the at least one through hole is surrounded by the encapsulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,609,825

CABLE ACCESS PLATFORM HAVING EXTERNAL ELECTRONIC MODULES

Adtran, Inc., Huntsville...

1. An electronic system, comprising:a housing containing a housing electronic system and having a plurality of housing walls and a housing mounting face, the plurality of housing walls enclosing a housing interior, the housing mounting face having a plurality of housing openings into the housing interior, each housing opening within a mounting rim on the housing mounting face; and
one or more electronic modules, each electronic module containing a module electronic system and having a plurality of module walls and a module mounting face, the plurality of module walls enclosing a module interior, the module mounting face defined by a module rim around the module interior, each electronic module mounted externally to the housing with the module rim of each electronic module mounted to one of the mounting rims by user-removable fasteners, the module mounting face of each electronic module spanning an area of the housing mounting face less than a full area of the housing mounting face.

US Pat. No. 10,609,824

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

Winbond Electronics Corp....

1. A manufacturing method of a multi-layer circuit board, comprising:forming a plurality of insulation bumps with a protruding shape on a first substrate, wherein the plurality of insulation bumps comprise being formed by a 3D printing method, and a material of the insulation bumps is a ceramic material;
forming a first conductive layer on the first substrate, and a portion of the first conductive layer being located at a top portion of the plurality of insulation bumps;
forming an adhesive layer on a second substrate;
pressing the first substrate and the second substrate, the insulation bumps penetrating the adhesive layer and the second substrate and exposing the top portion; and
forming a second conductive layer on the second substrate, and the second conductive layer being electrically connected to the first conductive layer of the top portion of the plurality of insulation bumps;
wherein the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer comprise being formed by a 3D printing method.

US Pat. No. 10,609,823

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for manufacturing a multilayer wiring board, comprising:a step (1) of disposing a hole for through-hole, a projection of metal foils, and a lower space, the hole for through-hole being formed on a metal foil-pasted laminated plate by a conformal method or a direct laser method, the metal foil-pasted laminated plate being formed by integrally laminating the metal foils on both sides of an insulating layer, the hole for through-hole passing through the metal foils on both the sides of the insulating layer and the insulating layer, the projection of the metal foils on both the sides of the insulating layer being formed at an opening of the hole for through-hole, the lower space being defined by the projections of the metal foils and by an inner wall of the hole for through-hole;
a step (2) of forming an electrolytic filled plating layer at an inside of the hole for through-hole and on the metal foils on both the sides of the insulating layer to plug up the hole for through-hole, the through-hole electrically connecting the metal foils on both the sides of the insulating layer mutually; and
a step (3) of forming a wiring by a circuit process of the metal foils on both the sides of the insulating layer after the formation of the electrolytic filled plating layer, wherein
wherein the step (2) is performed by a plating process comprising electrolytic plating at a first current density for a period of time, then, after the lower space is completely filled with the electrolytic filled plating layer and before formation of a plating void in the electrolytic filled plating layer, plating at a second current density lower than the first current density for a period of time, and then electrolytic plating at a third current density higher than the second current density for a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,609,821

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel comprising a bending region; and
a flexible printed circuit film connected to the display panel,
wherein the display panel comprises:
a substrate;
a display active layer on the substrate to display an image;
a protection layer on the substrate, between the flexible printed circuit film and the display active layer, and comprising a first surface facing the substrate, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a side surface extending between the first surface and the second surface; and
a polarization layer on the display active layer,
wherein the polarization layer comprises an inclination part at a side surface thereof, and
the protection layer covers the bending region, and the side of the protection layer is in contact with the inclination part.

US Pat. No. 10,609,820

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE, DC-DC CONVERTER, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electronic component module, comprising:a substrate;
a coil element provided in or on the substrate; and
an IC element connected to the coil element; wherein
a plurality of external terminals are provided on the substrate;
the substrate includes a first region and a second region different from the first region when the substrate is viewed in plan view;
the IC element is provided in the first region;
the plurality of external terminals are provided at least in the first region;
the coil element extends across the first region and the second region;
the first region is a rigid region and the second region is more flexible than the first region;
the coil element includes a conductor pattern having at least one of a loop shape and a spiral shape; and
a portion of the conductor pattern having the at least one of the loop shape and the spiral shape is provided in the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,609,819

HYBRID PRINTED CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY WITH LOW DENSITY MAIN CORE AND EMBEDDED HIGH DENSITY CIRCUIT REGIONS

HSIO Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A method of merging a high-density circuit with a low-density circuit comprising the steps of:depositing a first liquid crystal polymer (LCP) layer on the low-density circuit;
forming a plurality of first recesses in the first LCP layer;
depositing conductive plating electro-lessly on selected surfaces of the first recesses to form a plurality of first conductive structures electrically coupled to, and extending generally perpendicular to, the low-density circuit;
applying a plating resist to the first LCP layer;
substantially filling the first recesses with a conductive material using electro-deposit plating to form a plurality of first conductive pillars;
removing the plating resist;
locating a first high-density circuit on the first LCP layer and electrically coupling the first high-density circuit with a plurality of the first conductive pillars;
depositing a second LCP layer on the first high-density circuit layer;
forming a plurality of second recesses in the second LCP layer;
depositing conductive plating electro-lessly on selected surfaces of the second recesses to form a plurality of second conductive structures electrically coupled to, and extending generally perpendicular to, the first high-density circuit layer;
applying a plating resist to the first high-density circuit layer;
substantially filling the second recesses with a conductive material using electro-deposit plating to form a plurality of second conductive pillars;
removing the plating resist;
locating a second high-density circuit on the second LCP layer and electrically coupling the second high-density circuit with a plurality of the second conductive pillars;
depositing a third LCP layer on the second high-density circuit to include a plurality of third recesses generally aligned with a plurality of contact pads on the second high-density circuit;
plating a conductive material on surfaces of a plurality of the third recesses comprising a plurality of third conductive structure electrically coupled to the contact pads on the second high-density circuit; and
electrically coupling contacts on an IC device to a plurality of the third conductive structures, wherein the step of electrically coupling comprises one of a flip chip attachment directly to a plurality of third conductive structures, solder balls, or wire bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,609,818

INTEGRATED WIRING BOARD ASSEMBLY

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. An integrated wiring board assembly, comprising:a first wiring board including a plurality of first contact points, exposed to an outside and arranged in a row in a predetermined direction, and a first connection electrode, extending along the row and to which one of the plurality of first contact points is connected, the first connection electrode extending beyond both ends of the row;
a second wiring board of a type the same as or different from a type of the first wiring board, the second wiring board including a plurality of second contact points, exposed to the outside and arranged in a row in the predetermined direction, and a second connection electrode, extending along the row and to which one of the plurality of second contact points is connected, the second connection electrode extending beyond both ends of the row; and
a joint member with which the first contact points of the first wiring board and the second contact points of the second wiring board are brazed or soldered while the first contact points and the second contact points face one another and with which the first connection electrode of the first wiring board and the second connection electrode of the second wiring board are brazed or soldered while the first connection electrode and the second connection electrode face each other.

US Pat. No. 10,609,816

STRETCHABLE CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND STRETCHABLE DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A stretchable conductive pattern, comprising:a plurality of first closed loop parts spaced apart from each other in a first direction, each one of the plurality of first closed loop parts including an opening surrounded by a closed-shaped frame;
a plurality of second closed loop parts spaced apart from each other in a second direction crossing the first direction, each one of the plurality of second closed loop parts including an opening surrounded by a closed-shaped frame;
at least one first line part extended in the first direction and connecting between adjacent first closed loop parts among the plurality of first closed loop parts; and
at least one second line part extended in the second direction and connecting between adjacent second closed loop parts among the plurality of second closed loop parts,
wherein the at least one first line part directly connects the closed-shaped frames,
wherein the plurality of first closed loop parts have arch shapes above a substrate from a side view, such that a space is between the arch shapes and the substrate, and the at least one first line part connects two adjacent arch shapes, and
wherein the at least one second line part is integral with the at least one first line part, and the plurality of first closed loop parts and the plurality of second closed loop parts are connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,609,815

COLORED ULTRATHIN HIGH FREQUENCY COVER FILM WITH HIGH HAZE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

KUNSHAN APLUS TEC.CORPORA...

1. A high-haze colored ultra-thin high-frequency cover film, comprising:a colored ink layer and a high-frequency adhesive layer, wherein the colored ink layer is located above the high-frequency adhesive layer, and the colored ink layer comprises at least one layer;
a hardness of the colored ink layer is HB-5H;
a glossiness of the colored ink layer ranges from 0 to 60 GU (60°);
a roughness (Rz) of the colored ink layer is 50-1000 nm;
a thickness of the colored ink layer is 1-10 microns, and a thickness of the high-frequency adhesive layer is 3-25 microns,
wherein the high-frequency adhesive layer includes fused silicon dioxide, polytetrafluoroethylene, fluorine-based resin, a phosphorus-based flame retardant, and polyimide-based resin;
a sum of proportions of the fused silicon dioxide, the polytetrafluoroethylene, the fluorine-based resin and the phosphorus-based flame retardant is 8-50% (by weight) of a total solid content, and a proportion of a polyimide-based resin content is 40%-90% (by weight).

US Pat. No. 10,609,813

CAPACITIVE INTERCONNECT IN A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a package substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
solder balls configured to couple the package substrate to a board substrate, the solder balls in contact with respective first portions of the second surface;
a capacitor assembled adjacent to a solder ball of the solder balls, the capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first electrode is coupled to a second portion of the second surface, the first electrode coupled to first metal layers, the second electrode coupled to second metal layers, and dielectric layers intercalated between the first metal layers and the second metal layers;
wherein a first amount of a metal is electroplated onto a surface of the first electrode to form a first conductive terminal, and a second amount of a metal is electroplated onto a surface of the second electrode to form a second conductive terminal; and
wherein the capacitor comprises a ceramic core having a first end and an opposing second end, and wherein the ceramic core is covered with an amount of a metal layer of the first metal layers or an amount of a metal layer of the second metal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,609,811

CIRCUIT DEVICE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit device comprising:a heat dissipation member;
a conductor that is placed on the heat dissipation member with an insulation member interposed therebetween;
a circuit component that is electrically connected to the conductor and generates heat;
a circuit board that is placed on the conductor; and
a control element that is placed on the circuit board and outputs a control signal for controlling operation of the circuit component,
wherein the heat dissipation member includes:
a first placement portion that includes a flat plate on which the conductor is placed and a projecting plate that projects from an edge portion of the flat plate in a direction perpendicular to a plate surface of the flat plate; and
a first extension portion that extends from a plate surface of the projecting plate of the first placement portion,
the circuit board includes:
a second placement portion that is placed on the conductor and is arranged such that the conductor and the insulation member are sandwiched between the first placement portion and the second placement portion; and
a second extension portion that extends from the second placement portion, is located opposite to and is spaced apart from the first extension portion,
the control element is placed on the second extension portion,
the circuit device further includes:
a reinforcement member that is arranged between the first extension portion and the second extension portion, is bonded to the second extension portion, and reinforces the circuit board; and
a connector that is provided on the second extension portion and is electrically connected to the control element,
a distance between the first extension portion and the second extension portion is longer than a distance between the first placement portion and the second placement portion, the control element is located opposite to air with the second extension portion of the circuit board interposed therebetween, and the connector is located opposite to air with the second extension portion of the circuit board and the reinforcement member interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,609,810

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAT-DISSIPATING SHEET HAVING HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

1. A method for producing a heat-dissipating sheet, comprising the steps of (1) preparing a dispersion comprising 5-25% by mass in total of fine graphite particles and carbon black, and 0.05-2,5% by mass of an organic binder, in an organic solvent, said fine graphite particles having an average diameter of 3-150 ?m and an average thickness of 200 nm to 5 ?m and a mass ratio of said fine graphite particles to said carbon black being 75/25 to 95/5; (2) repeating plural times a cycle of applying said dispersion to a surface of a support plate and then drying it, to form a resin-containing composite sheet comprising said fine graphite particles, said carbon black and said organic binder; (3) burning said resin-containing composite sheet to remove said organic binder; and (4) pressing the resultant composite sheet of fine graphite particles and carbon black for densification.

US Pat. No. 10,609,809

COMPACT LINEAR ACCELERATOR WITH ACCELERATING WAVEGUIDE

RadiaBeam Technologies, L...

1. A method of manufacturing a linear accelerator head, the method comprising:assembling a waveguide comprising a plurality of cells, wherein each of the plurality of cells defines an aperture configured to receive electrons therethrough, the aperture of the plurality of cells having a diameter and defining a beam axis along a beam path, wherein assembling the plurality of cells comprises:
for each of a first plurality of cells, providing a first brazing alloy between two adjacent cell members; and
heating each of the first plurality of cells to a first brazing temperature;
providing an electron generator configured to emit electrons along the beam path;
providing a microwave generation assembly comprising:
a microwave generator configured to emit microwaves in a first direction along a primary wave path; and
an isolator configured to prevent microwaves from propagating in a second direction opposite the first direction along the primary wave path;
providing a cooling system in thermal communication with the waveguide;
providing a converter disposed within the electron beam path and configured to receive incident electrons, wherein the converter is configured to convert incident electrons into photons; and
providing a first collimator configured to define a beam shape, wherein the first collimator comprises an input aperture and an output aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,609,808

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A neutron generator system comprising: a) an accelerator that produces an ion beam; b) a gas target positioned to be contacted by the ion beam; c) a target aperture separating said accelerator and said gas target; and d) a reverse gas jet, at said target aperture, that increases pressure differential across said aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,609,807

ACCELERATION CAVITY, ACCELERATOR, AND RESONANCE FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT METHOD OF ACCELERATION CAVITY

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An acceleration cavity, comprising:a body portion whose axial direction is parallel to a vertical direction, and having a cylindrical side face portion;
an upper face portion which is provided in an upper part of the body portion and is a plate-shaped member;
a deformation adjustment portion applying a pressing force on the upper face portion to deform the upper face portion,
wherein
an upwardly protruding rib that is a plate-shaped member is provided on a plane of the upper face portion,
the deformation adjustment portion applies a pressing force by coming into contact with the rib, and
the upper face portion is annular, and has a vertically upwardly protruding curved face.

US Pat. No. 10,609,806

ENERGY MODULATION OF A CYCLOTRON BEAM

Varian Medical Systems Pa...

1. A radiation therapy system comprising:a cyclotron that outputs a charged particle beam;
a first apparatus adapted to receive and decelerate said charged particle beam to produce a reduced energy charged particle beam, said first apparatus comprising a radio frequency structure;
a second apparatus adapted to receive and accelerate said charged particle beam to produce an increased energy charged particle beam, said second apparatus comprising a radio frequency structure; and
a set of switching dipoles adapted to receive and direct said reduced energy charged particle beam and said increased energy charged particle beam.

US Pat. No. 10,609,805

CARTRIDGE FOR A LIQUID-COOLED PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A torch head for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch, the torch head comprising:a torch body; and
a torch insulator having a substantially non-electrically-conductive insulator body, the torch insulator coupled to the torch body, the torch insulator including:
a first liquid coolant channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to conduct a fluid flow from the torch head into a consumable cartridge along a first preexisting flow path;
a first liquid return channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to return at least a portion of the fluid flow from the cartridge to the torch head along the first preexisting flow path; and
a gas channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to conduct a first gas flow from the torch head to the cartridge along a second preexisting flow path,
wherein the first and second preexisting flow paths are fluidly isolated from each other, and wherein the first liquid coolant channel and the first liquid return channel are radially non-concentric about and radially offset in relation to a central longitudinal axis of the insulator body.

US Pat. No. 10,609,802

HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASMA RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY APPARATUS AND EXTREME ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A high temperature plasma raw material supply apparatus for supplying a high temperature plasma raw material to a container containing the high temperature plasma raw material in a liquid state for generating a high temperature plasma, comprising:a raw material reservoir unit configured to reserve a plurality of high temperature plasma raw materials in a solid state, the plurality of high temperature plasma raw materials each having a spherical shape;
a supply nozzle penetrating into the raw material reservoir unit and configured to supply the high temperature plasma raw materials reserved in the raw material reservoir unit to an outside of the raw material reservoir unit;
a load lock unit provided between a space to which the high temperature plasma raw materials are supplied from the supply nozzle and a space in which the container is arranged; and
a supply path unit configured to guide the high temperature plasma raw materials supplied from the supply nozzle to the load lock unit,
the supply path unit being configured to allow the high temperature plasma raw materials falling down from the supply nozzle to roll on the supply path unit to pass therethrough, the supply path unit being provided with a plurality of holes, at least on a face of the supply path unit on which the high temperature plasma raw materials roll on, each of the plurality of holes formed to be smaller than each of the high temperature plasma raw materials, wherein
the raw material reservoir unit is rotatable about an axis in a vertical direction with respect to the supply nozzle, and
the supply nozzle has a tip opening directed in a horizontal direction in the raw material reservoir unit positioned above a bottom of the raw material reservoir unit.

US Pat. No. 10,609,801

ANTISTATIC FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. An antistatic film comprising:a substrate film made of a thermoplastic resin containing a polymer including an alicyclic structure; and
an antistatic layer provided on the substrate film, the layer containing electroconductive metal oxide particles,
wherein the antistatic layer has a surface resistance of 1.0×106 ?/sq. or more and 1.0×1010 ?/sq. or less,
the antistatic film has a total haze value of 0.3% or less, and
a number of fractures each of which having an area of 5 mm2 or larger of the antistatic layer in both regions within 50 mm from edges of the antistatic layer in an application width direction is less than 10 per both the regions each having 1 meter length.

US Pat. No. 10,609,800

LIGHT STRING AND AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLY APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

COSMO LIGHTING INC., Wal...

1. An automatic assembly apparatus of a light string, the light string including a first wire, a second wire, a plurality of light-emitting elements and a plurality of lamp housings, the automatic assembly apparatus comprising:a lamp housing carrier, wherein the lamp housings are arranged in the lamp housing carrier along a longitudinal direction of the lamp housing carrier, and each of the lamp housings has an accommodating space and a lamp housing through hole penetrating through the lamp housing body;
a holder around which the first wire and the second wire are wound around the holder along a longitudinal direction of the holder, and the light-emitting elements are attached across the first wire and the second wire that are adjacent to each other; and
an assembly machine connected to the holder, wherein the assembly machine is configured to actuate the holder to move the light-emitting elements into the accommodating spaces of the lamp housings respectively, remove the light-emitting elements together with the first wire and the second wire from the holder, pass the first wire and the second wire through the lamp housing through holes of the lamp housings to be wound around the lamp housing carrier, place a plurality of bonding elements in the accommodating spaces of the lamp housings respectively to bond the lamp housings with the corresponding light-emitting elements, parts of the first wire and parts of the second wire through the bonding elements to assemble the light string and the light string is taken out from the lamp housing carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,609,799

MULTI-OUTPUT DIMMABLE CLASS-2 POWER SUPPLY IN ACCORD WITH AMERICAN STANDARD

ZHUHAI SHENGCHANG ELECTRO...

1. A multi-output dimmable CLASS-2 power supply in accord with American standard connected to a dimming control signal comprising a switching mode power supply circuit, a dimming control signal to PWM signal transforming circuit, and an overcurrent protection control circuit;wherein, an input end of the switching mode power supply circuit is connected to a mains electricity, the switching mode power supply circuit is connected to the dimming control signal to PWM signal transforming circuit, the dimming control signal is connected to an input end of the dimming control signal to PWM signal transforming circuit, an output end of the dimming control signal to PWM signal transforming circuit is connected to the overcurrent protection control circuit, an output positive terminal of the switching mode power supply circuit is connected to the overcurrent protection control circuit, and an output negative terminal of the switching mode power supply circuit is connected to a common ground for circuits;
wherein the overcurrent protection control circuit comprises an overcurrent protection circuit, a MOS transistor and a resistor, a first end of the overcurrent protection circuit is directly connected to a gate terminal of the MOS transistor and an output end of the dimming control signal to PWM signal transforming circuit, a second end of the overcurrent protection circuit is connected to a drain terminal of the MOS transistor and a first end of the resistor, a second end of the resistor is connected to the common ground for the circuits, and a source terminal of the MOS transistor is connected to the output positive terminal of the switching mode power supply circuit through a connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,609,798

CIRCADIAN LIGHTING APPARATUS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A circadian lighting apparatus, comprising:a housing;
two light sources comprising a first light source and a second light source; and
a control logic,
wherein:
the first light source has a color rendering index (CRI)>80, a spectral power distribution (SPD)>20% in a 410-490 nm wavelength range and <3% in a sub-400 nm wavelength range;
the second light source comprises a third light source and a blue-light filtering medium with a light emitted by the third light source being filtered by the blue-light filtering medium to result in a filtered light that has a CRI>80, a SPD<5% in the 410-490 nm wavelength range and <3% in the sub-400 nm wavelength range;
the control logic is configured to tune continuously a color temperature of the apparatus by adjusting an output percentage of the first light source and the second light source while maintaining a fixed overall wattage consumption for the apparatus; and
the control logic is also configured to tune automatically the color temperature of the apparatus according to a circadian schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,609,797

CONSTANT CURRENT DIMMING OF CONSTANT VOLTAGE LOADS

1. A method of driving an LED load, the method comprising:providing electrical power to the LED load via a drive interface at a first voltage level;
determining a first current level flowing through the drive interface to the LED load while the first voltage level is applied to the LED load;
receiving brightness control information at a processor through a control interface for controlling the LED load;
calculating a second current level, using the processor, based on the first current level and the brightness control information; and
providing the electrical power via the drive interface to the LED load regulated at the second current level;
wherein a second voltage level of the electrical power provided to the LED with the second current level is less than the first voltage level.

US Pat. No. 10,609,796

PROGRAMMABLE FEED-FORWARD REGULATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A regulation circuit comprising:a forward loop connectable to a primary side of a transformer, the forward loop sampling a load current at the primary side of a transformer as a half waveform proportional to the load current, the forward loop providing a first output connectable to a controller configured to regulate a solid state driver; and
a feedback loop connectable to a secondary side of a transformer, the feedback loop providing a second output connectable to a controller configured to regulate the solid state driver;wherein the forward loop comprises:a half-bridge shunt circuit having a shunt circuit input and a shunt circuit output;
a first series resistor having a first lead connected to the output of the half-bridge shunt circuit and a second lead; and
a converter having an input connected to the second lead of the first series resistor and an output comprising the first output to regulate a solid state driver.

US Pat. No. 10,609,795

FAULT DETECTION SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A fault detection system for detecting faulty devices among a first plurality of serviceable devices, the first plurality of serviceable devices comprising a light source arranged for illuminating a surrounding area of the light source, the first plurality of serviceable devices being distributed across a geographic area, the system comprising:the first plurality of serviceable devices, a serviceable device of the first plurality of serviceable devices comprising a wireless transmitter arranged to periodically transmit a wireless signal, the wireless signal being receivable in a transmission range surrounding the serviceable device, the wireless signal encoding information, the information comprising at least a device identifier corresponding to the serviceable device uniquely identifying the serviceable device within the first plurality of serviceable devices, the wireless signal being light emitted by the light source modulated by the wireless transmitter to encode the information,
a plurality of mobile devices, a mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices comprising:
a receiver comprising a light sensor arranged to receive the wireless signal of a serviceable device within the transmission range, and to obtain the device identifier from the wireless signal, and
a local storage unit for storing a list of received device identifiers, the receiver being arranged to add a device identifier received by the receiver to the list,
a computer network sender arranged to send the list of device identifiers to a fault detector, and
the fault detector arranged to detect faulty devices, the fault detector comprising:
a computer network receiver arranged to receive multiple lists from multiple mobile devices of the plurality of mobile devices,
a database storing a plurality of device identifiers of the first plurality of serviceable devices,
a fault detection unit arranged to select device identifiers in the plurality of device identifiers for which no device identifier was received in a time period,
wherein the fault detection unit assigns a fault likelihood to serviceable devices in the first plurality by: assigning an initial fault likelihood to serviceable devices in the first plurality, decreasing the fault likelihood assigned to a serviceable device in case a list is received comprising the device identifier of the serviceable device, and selecting faulty devices in the first plurality depending on the assigned fault likelihood.

US Pat. No. 10,609,794

ENRICHING AUDIO WITH LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of generating a lighting effect based on metadata of an audio stream, the method comprising steps of:extracting one or more metadata items from the audio stream, wherein the metadata items comprise one or more of: artist, song, title, album, genre and mood;
ranking the metadata items from a highest ranked metadata item to a lowest ranked metadata item according to a ranking scheme;
retrieving a first set of one or more images based on the value of the highest ranked metadata item;
determining a color palette consistency of the set of images retrieved based on the highest ranked metadata item;
if said color palette consistency meets or exceeds a threshold color palette consistency, controlling a light source to generate a lighting effect based on a color palette derived from said first set of one or more images; and else
if said color palette consistency is less than a threshold color palette consistency, retrieving a second set of images based on the value of a second highest ranked metadata item according to said ranking and controlling a light source to generate a lighting effect based on a color palette derived from said second set of one or more images.

US Pat. No. 10,609,792

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

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load in response to a controller, the load control device comprising:a load regulation circuit adapted to be coupled to the electrical load for controlling the power delivered to the electrical load; and
a control circuit coupled to the load regulation circuit for controlling the power delivered to the electrical load in response to a phase-control voltage received from the controller;
wherein the control circuit is operable to control the power delivered to the electrical load in response to digital information encoded in timing edges of the phase-control voltage, the phase-control voltage received from the controller having at least one timing edge in each half-cycle of the AC power source when the digital information is encoded in the timing edges of the phase-control voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,609,790

NODE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING DEVICES CONNECTED TO NODE

IGOR, INC., Johnston, IA...

1. A node comprising:a microprocessor configured to control a powered device based on data received from a controller and, in the event the node does not receive expected data, control the powered device independent of the controller, wherein the node includes an electronic database for storing at least one control parameter, wherein the at least one control parameter includes a time value, wherein the microprocessor is configured to control the powered device independent of the controller after the microprocessor fails to receive the expected data for more than the time value.

US Pat. No. 10,609,789

CHAINED FLASHLIGHT SYSTEM

HotaluX, Ltd., Minato-ku...

1. A chained flashlight system, comprising:plural flashlights;
plural lighting control devices that control lighting of the respective flashlights, a communication wire; and
a traffic control device, wherein
each of the plural lighting control devices comprises: a receiving unit; a controlling unit;
an activating unit; and a power supply unit,
the plural lighting control devices are coupled to the traffic control device by the same communication wire,
the traffic control device simultaneously sends an activating signal to the plural lighting control devices via the communication wire,
the receiving unit of each of the plural lighting control devices receives the activating signal,
the controlling unit of each of the plural lighting control device activates the corresponding activating unit on the basis of a time condition from reception of the activating signal to activation of the activating unit, set for the corresponding flashlight, and
when the power supply unit of each of the plural lighting control device is turned ON in an activated state of the corresponding activating unit, the corresponding flashlight is lit by a lighting signal from the traffic control device.

US Pat. No. 10,609,788

TURN-ON PROCEDURE FOR A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load regulation device for controlling an electrical load, the load regulation device comprising:a load regulation circuit configured to control the electrical load; and
a control circuit configured to control the load regulation circuit to control an amount of power delivered to the electrical load;
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
control the load regulation circuit to not energize the electrical load;
receive an indication of a user's presence;
in response to receiving the indication, perform at least one control function to prepare for energizing the electrical load while the electrical load remains unenergized;
wait for a change state instruction;
stop or reverse the performance of the at least one control function if the change state instruction is not received within a first predetermined period of time; and
control the load regulation circuit to energize the electrical load in response to receiving the change state instruction within the first predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,609,786

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a plurality of light source devices, respectively emitting a plurality of light beams having different flicker frequencies, wherein each of the flicker frequencies is greater than 100 Hz;
a light receiver, receiving at least one of the light beams emitted from the light source devices;
a calculation module, coupled to the light receiver, wherein the calculation module obtains at least one optical parameter of the at least one of the light beams according to the at least one of the light beams received by the light receiver, each of the at least one optical parameter comprises a light intensity, a color temperature, a color rendering index or an illumination ratio; and
a control module, coupled to the calculation module and the light source devices, wherein the control module controls the at least one optical parameter of the at least one of the light beams, and wherein the control module transmits a control signal to at least one of the light source devices to activate the at least one of the light source devices when the calculation module calculates that a number of frequency types of the light beams received by the light receiver is less than a total number of the light source devices or a light intensity received by the light receiver is zero.

US Pat. No. 10,609,785

MULTI-PURPOSE MULTI-AGENT INFRARED SENSOR SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL LUMINAIRES

DMF Inc., Carson, CA (US...

1. An occupancy detection system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires configured to wirelessly communicate with each other;
wherein each luminaire of the plurality of luminaires includes:
a wireless interface configured to communicate with the rest of the plurality of luminaires via a network;
a thermal infrared (IR) imaging sensor configured to collect thermal IR images of a vicinity of the luminaire; and
a microcontroller configured to process the thermal IR images for detecting one or more humans in the vicinity of the luminaire and to generate dimming signals for one or more of the plurality of luminaires and communicated from the each luminaire via the network based on the detection.

US Pat. No. 10,609,784

CAUSING A BRIGHTNESS LEVEL OF A LIGHT TO CHANGE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a server device, information concerning illuminance of ambient light from a plurality of light sensors associated with a plurality of light sources,
wherein the server device periodically obtains the information;
obtaining, by the server device, respective brightness level values associated with respective brightness levels of the plurality of light sources;
determining, by the server device, a first brightness level value associated with a particular light source of the plurality of light sources;
determining, by the server device, a second brightness level value associated with the particular light source;
determining, by the server device and based on the information, a first illuminance value associated with the illuminance of the ambient light;
determining, by the server device and based on the information, a second illuminance value associated with the illuminance of the ambient light;
determining, by the server device, a result of dividing a difference between the first brightness level value and the second brightness level value by a difference between the first illuminance value and the second illuminance value;
determining, by the server device and based on the result, a relationship between the illuminance of the ambient light and a brightness level of the particular light source;
determining, by the server device and based on the relationship, an adjusted brightness level value for the particular light source;
determining, by the server device, one or more transition times and one or more transition rates based on a particular brightness level value, of the respective brightness level values and associated with the particular light source, and the adjusted brightness level value; and
causing, by the server device, the brightness level of the particular light source to change according to the adjusted brightness level value, the one or more transition times, the one or more transition rates, and the relationship,
wherein the one or more transition times, the one or more transition rates, and the relationship are to be used to transition the brightness level of the particular light source from the particular brightness level value to the adjusted brightness level value.

US Pat. No. 10,609,783

SELF-MONITORING MARINE NAVIGATION LIGHT

1. A marine navigation light, comprising:a base;
a lens mounted to the base;
an LED module seated in said base and enclosed by said lens, said LED module further comprising,
a support member,
at least one LED light mounted on the support member,
at least one photodiode mounted on the support member and exposed to said at least one LED light, and
an electronic module mounted in said support member and comprising one or more printed circuit boards containing circuitry including at least an LED driver circuit, a processor, and non-transitory computer-readable storage device storing a monitoring software module comprising a series of computer-readable instructions for monitoring an intensity of said at least one LED light mounted in the facing of said support member by the steps of, measuring light intensity at said photodiode of the at least one LED light mounted on the support member, automatically comparing at said processor said measured intensity to a minimum threshold, signaling a failure when said measured intensity falls below said minimum threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,609,780

WIRELESS LUMINAIRE CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF USE

California Eastern Labora...

1. A wireless luminaire control device, comprising:a single microcontroller;
a separate memory device coupled to the single microcontroller, the separate memory device containing instructions for operation of the single microcontroller;
a radio coupled to the single microcontroller for communication with a node on a wireless network;
a relay coupled to the single microcontroller for hardwired luminaire power switching;
a first microcontroller pulse width modulated output coupled to a first zero to ten-volt driver interface to provide a first control signal to be hardwired to control the luminaire;
a second microcontroller pulse width modulated output coupled to a second zero to ten-volt driver interface to provide a second control signal to be hardwired to control the luminaire;
a first microcontroller input to receive a hardwired occupancy signal from an occupancy sensor; and
a second microcontroller input to receive a hardwired ambient light signal from an ambient light sensor;
the single microcontroller having a processor that includes instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control at least one of the relay and the first control signal based on at least one of the first input and the second input, the control also based on control rules stored in the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,609,778

LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL IN VARIOUS OPERATION MODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for providing at least an output current to one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a control component configured to receive at least a demagnetization signal, a sensed signal and a reference signal and to generate a control signal based on at least information associated with the demagnetization signal, the sensed signal and the reference signal; and
a logic and driving component configured to receive at least the control signal and output a drive signal to a switch based on at least information associated with the control signal;
wherein:
the switch is connected to a first diode terminal of a diode and a first inductor terminal of an inductor, the diode further including a second diode terminal, the inductor further including a second inductor terminal;
the second diode terminal and the second inductor terminal are configured to provide at least the output current to the one or more light emitting diodes; and
the control signal is configured to keep an average output current at a constant magnitude so that the average output current does not change over time.

US Pat. No. 10,609,777

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A circuit for controlling an intensity of a light-emitting diode (LED) light source, the circuit comprising:an LED drive circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the LED light source to control the intensity of the LED light source;
a current sense circuit configured to provide a load current feedback signal that indicates the magnitude of the load current; and
a control circuit configured to generate at least one drive signal for controlling the LED drive circuit to adjust the magnitude of the load current, the at least one drive signal characterized by an operating period and a duty cycle;
wherein the control circuit is further configured to:
operate in a first state and a second state on a periodic basis;
control the LED drive circuit in the first state during a first time period in which the control circuit adjusts an on time of the at least one drive signal in response to the load current feedback signal to regulate a peak magnitude of the load current towards a target current;
control the LED drive circuit in the second state during a second time period in which the control circuit ceases adjustment of the on time of the at least one drive signal in response to the load current feedback signal;
adjust an average magnitude of the load current by adjusting respective lengths of the first and second time periods; and
adjust the operating period of the at least one drive signal to a low-end operating period by adjusting the on time of the at least one drive signal to a value less than or equal to a minimum on time while holding the duty cycle of the at least one drive signal constant.

US Pat. No. 10,609,776

LUMINAIRE WITH PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method of setting luminance levels of solid-state light sources of a luminaire with programmable light distribution, the method comprising:obtaining a file describing a desired light beam distribution;
performing a feasibility check to determine if the desired light beam distribution is feasible to implement on the solid-state light sources of the luminaire;
converting the desired light beam distribution into luminance levels for the solid-state light sources when the desired light beam distribution is feasible to implement on the solid-state light sources of the luminaire; and
applying the luminance levels to the solid-state light sources to cause the luminaire to output the desired light beam distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,609,775

THREE-LINE FOUR-WAY LIGHT STRING AND CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

Dongguan Yuanxiang Lamp T...

1. A three-line four-way light string and control system thereof, characterized by comprising:signal lines L1, L0, L2, wherein a plurality of LED lamps are connected between the signal line L1 and the signal line L0 in parallel;
a plurality of LED lamps are connected between the signal line L2 and the signal line L0 in parallel;
a program controller, wherein the program controller comprises an integrated chip U1, and a first pin, a third pin, a twelfth pin, a thirteenth pin and a fourteenth pin of the integrated chip U1 are floating;
a second pin of the integrated chip U1 is respectively connected to one end of a resistor R2 and a first pin of a relay J1, and the other end of the resistor R2 is respectively connected to one end of the capacitor C2, a fourth pin of the integrated chip U1, a third pin of the relay J1 and one end of a capacitor C1; the other end of the capacitor C2 is grounded; the fourth pin of the integrated chip U1 is connected to a power supply of 2.3-5.5 V; the other end of the capacitor C1 is connected to an eleventh pin of the integrated chip U1 and then is grounded; and a second pin of the relay J1 is grounded;
a fifth pin of the integrated chip U1 is connected to an input end Xin;
a sixth pin of the integrated chip U1 is connected to an output end Xout;
the input end Xin is respectively connected to one end of a capacitor C3 and one end of a crystal oscillator Y1; the other end of the capacitor C3 is grounded; and the other end of the crystal oscillator Y1 is connected to the output end Xout and then is grounded through the capacitor C4;
a seventh pin of the integrated chip U1 is grounded through a switch SW1;
an eighth pin of the integrated chip U1 is respectively connected to one end of a resistor R3, a grid electrode of a MOS transistor Q1 and a grid electrode of a MOS transistor Q2; the other end of the resistor R3 is grounded; a source electrode of the MOS transistor Q1 is grounded while a drain electrode thereof is connected to a drain electrode of the MOS transistor Q2 and then is connected to the signal line L2 together; and a source electrode of the MOS transistor Q2 is connected to the power supply of 2.3-5.5 V;
a ninth pin of the integrated chip U1 is respectively connected to one end of a resistor R4, a grid electrode of a MOS transistor Q3 and a grid electrode of a MOS transistor Q4; the other end of the resistor R4 is grounded; a source electrode of the MOS transistor Q3 is grounded while a drain electrode thereof is connected to a drain electrode of the MOS transistor Q4 and then is connected to the signal line L0 together; and a source electrode of the MOS transistor Q4 is connected to the power supply of 2.3-5.5 V; and
a tenth pin of the integrated chip U1 is connected to one end of the resistor R2, and the other end of the resistor R2 is respectively connected to one end of a resistor R5, a grid electrode of a MOS transistor Q5 and a grid electrode of a MOS transistor Q6; the other end of the resistor R5 is grounded; a source electrode of the MOS transistor Q5 is grounded while a drain electrode thereof is connected to a drain electrode of the MOS transistor Q6 and then is connected to the signal line L1 together; and a source electrode of the MOS transistor Q6 is connected to the power supply of 2.3-5.5 V.

US Pat. No. 10,609,773

CIRCUIT FOR LED ILLUMINATION DRIVING CURRENT LINEAR ADJUSTMENT AND DIMMING CONTROL

Wuxi ORG Microelectronics...

1. A circuit for LED illumination driving current linear adjustment and dimming control, comprising:an AC power supply module configured to provide an input voltage;
an LED module connected to the AC power supply module, a drive IC, and a linear current adjustment module, wherein the LED module comprises at least one LED bead string;
the drive IC, connected to the AC power supply module, the LED module, a dimming control module, and the linear current adjustment module, wherein the drive IC is configured for dimming and constant current control;
the linear current adjustment module, connected to each of the drive IC and the LED module, wherein the linear current adjustment module is configured for controlling to reduce a current flowing through the LED module when the input voltage is increased, thereby achieving a power balance; and
the dimming control module, connected to the AC power supply module and the drive IC, wherein the dimming control module is operative to adjust a reference voltage of the linear current adjustment module to change the current of the LED module,
wherein the linear current adjustment module comprises a first resistor unit and a MOS transistor; the first resistor unit comprises a first resistor and a second resistor connected in series; the first resistor is connected to a drain of the MOS transistor at a second node as a connection point the first resistor is connected to the second resistor at a third node as a connection point the second resistor and a first capacitor are connected in parallel; the first capacitor is connected to a source of the MOS transistor at a fourth node as a connection point the fourth node is connected to a third resistor; and the third resistor is grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,609,762

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT IMPROVING BACKHAUL OF SENSOR AND OTHER DATA TO REAL TIME LOCATION SYSTEM NETWORK

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method comprising:generating a tag-sensor correlator indicative of an association between a sensor and a radio frequency (RF) location tag, wherein:
the sensor includes a first transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit signals to a first type of wireless receiver,
the RF location tag includes a second transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit blink data packets to a second type of wireless receiver different than the first type of wireless receiver, and
the second type of wireless receiver is configured to measure times of arrival corresponding to the blink data packets;
generating, using the sensor, sensor data including an environmental measurement; transmitting the environmental measurement from the sensor directly to the first type of wireless receiver;
generating sensor metadata that identifies the sensor data: and
transmitting the sensor metadata from the sensor to the RF location tag, wherein the RF location tag is to transmit the sensor metadata to the second type of wireless receiver, and the tag-sensor correlator is used by a processor to associate the environmental measurement with location data derived from the blink data packets transmitted by the second transmitter and generated by the RF location tag.

US Pat. No. 10,609,757

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL OF MULTI-CONNECTIVITY

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a network node, during at least one of a radio leg establishment and a radio leg reconfiguration, that a slave radio-resource-control function is to be initiated, wherein the slave radio-resource-control function is performed by an access point; and
transmitting, by the network node, a message to the access point, wherein the message comprises at least one of a request to initiate the slave radio-resource-control function and a confirmation that the slave radio-resource-control function can be initiated.

US Pat. No. 10,609,743

D2D DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:sending, by a source terminal comprising a first wireless user equipment (UE), using a resource in a resource pool preconfigured by a base station, a first message to n candidate terminals to discover the n candidate terminals, wherein the source terminal is out of a network coverage area of the base station, wherein the n candidate terminals are in the network coverage area of the base station, wherein the n candidate terminals are n wireless UEs, and wherein n comprises an integer not less than two;
receiving, by the source terminal using the resource in the resource pool, n second messages from the n candidate terminals, wherein each of the n second messages comprises status information of each of the n candidate terminals, wherein the status information comprises at least one or any combination of the following information:
current memory usage;
a processing capability of a central processing unit (CPU);
a downlink reference signal received power (RSRP) of a link between each one of the n candidate terminals and the base station;
a downlink signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) of the link between each one of the n candidate terminals and the base station; or
an interference or noise status of a link between the n wireless UEs,
determining, by the source terminal, a relay terminal from the n candidate terminals according to the status information of each of the n candidate terminals; and
transmitting, by the source terminal, data to the base station using the relay terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,609,742

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

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A communication system comprising:a first wireless communication facility operated by a first mobile network operator (MNO);
a second wireless communication facility operated by a second MNO; and
a data center configured to implement a mobile virtual network realizing mobile network functions operated by a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO),
the first wireless communication facility being connected to a first user terminal subscribing to a first service provided by the first MNO, and a second user terminal subscribing to a second service provided by the MVNO; and
the second wireless communication facility being connected to the second user terminal and a third user terminal subscribing to a third service provided by the second MNO.

US Pat. No. 10,609,740

NETWORK INITIATED PACKET DATA NETWORK CONNECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus of a network entity capable to manage a packet data network (PDN) connection for a user equipment (UE) comprising processing circuitry to:determine to switch the UE from a first PDN connection managed by a first PDN gateway (P-GW) to a second PDN connection;
select a second P-GW to manage the second PDN connection;
forward at least a portion of an internet protocol (IP) address and a set of routing rules for the second PDN connection to a network entity associated with a control plane for the second PDN connection;
transmit the at least a portion of an IP address and a set of routing rules for the second PDN connection to the UE; and
transmit to the UE an invitation to use the second PDN connection for selected data traffic determined by the set of routing rules using at least one of an access stratum signaling or a non-access stratum signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,609,739

INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS AND PORT-BASED IDENTITY SERVICE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a first network device, via a wireless network, a first packet data network connection with an end device, wherein the first network device assigns a network address and a port to the end device with respect to the establishment of the first packet data network connection, and wherein the first network device is a packet data network gateway of a core network;
obtaining, by the first network device and in response to the establishing, identity information of the end device, wherein the identity information includes a telephone number of a user of the end device, the network address and the port, and at least one of a user identifier of the user that uniquely identifies the user or a device identifier of the end device that uniquely identifies the end device;
generating, by the first network device, a message that includes the identity information in response to the obtaining; and
transmitting, by the first network device, the message that includes the identity information to a second network device, in response to the generating, and wherein the establishing, obtaining, generating, and transmitting occur prior to the end device establishing a connection with a destination device via the first network device and the first packet data network connection, and wherein the destination device provides at least one of an end user service or an end user application to the end device.

US Pat. No. 10,609,738

MOBILE ROUTER, MOBILE NETWORK SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC MONEY TRANSACTION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC MONEY TRANSACTION PROGRAM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A mobile router, which is configured to perform transaction of electronic money, the mobile router comprising:a Near Field Communication (NFC) communication unit configured to perform communication for processing relating to the electronic money by an NFC communication method;
a wireless LAN communication unit configured to perform communication by a wireless LAN communication method different from the NFC communication method;
a carrier network communication unit configured to perform communication by a carrier network communication method different from the NFC communication method and the wireless LAN communication method; and
a storage unit configured to register, as a mobile terminal that is allowed to use the transaction of electronic money, a mobile terminal which performs carrier network communication via the carrier network communication unit by communication to and from the wireless LAN communication unit and which cannot use the electronic money by the NFC communication method,
wherein the mobile router is configured to perform the transaction of electronic money of the mobile terminal through the communication for processing relating to the electronic money by the NFC communication unit only when the mobile router has confirmed presence of the mobile terminal through communication to and from the mobile terminal by the wireless LAN communication unit by determining whether or not there is a response or a router connection request transmitted from the mobile terminal within a predetermined period of time before the transaction of electronic money.

US Pat. No. 10,609,737

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION-BASED UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor;
the receiver and the processor configured to receive a first downlink control information (DCI) having a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled with a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), wherein the first RNTI is associated with a dynamic resource allocation;
the transmitter and the processor configured to transmit, based on the first DCI, a first uplink physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission;
the receiver and the processor further configured to receive a second DCI having a CRC scrambled with a second RNTI, wherein the second RNTI is associated with a semi-persistent resource allocation;
the transmitter and the processor further configured to transmit, based on the second DCI, a second uplink PUSCH transmission;
the receiver and the processor further configured to receive a higher layer signal indicating uplink resources; and
the transmitter and the processor further configured to transmit, based on the higher layer signal and not based on a DCI including a grant, a third uplink PUSCH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,609,735

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first information related to at least one Synchronization Signal Block (SSB) transmitted to the UE and second information related to PRACH resources;
obtaining a PRACH slot including a plurality of PRACH resources based on the second information;
obtaining at least one valid PRACH resource in which the at least one SSB can be mapped, among the plurality of PRACH resources based on the first and second information; and
transmitting the PRACH on a valid PRACH resource among the at least one valid PRACH resource,
wherein the at least one valid PRACH resource is at least one PRACH resource allocated after symbols in which a last SSB of the at least one SSB is received, among the plurality of PRACH resources included in the PRACH slot.

US Pat. No. 10,609,732

NETWORK ALLOCATION VECTOR SETTINGS FOR MULTI-USER OPERATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) station (STA), the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, wherein the memory is configured to store a basic network allocation vector (NAV) and an intra-basic service set (BSS) NAV, and wherein the processing circuitry configured to:decode a physical layer (PHY) protocol data unit (PPDU);
update the basic NAV with a transmission opportunity (TXOP) duration indicated in an HE signal (SIG) A (HE-SIG-A) field of the PPDU when:
the TXOP duration is a valid TXOP duration,
the PPDU is an inter BSS PPDU or cannot be identified as either an intra-BSS PPDU or the inter-BSS PPDU, and
the TXOP duration is greater than a current value indicated by the basic NAV;
update the intra-BSS NAV with a duration indicated by a duration field of a physical service data unit (PSDU) of the PPDU when:
the duration field of the PSDU comprises duration information,
the PPDU is identified as the intra-BSS PPDU,
a receiver address (RA) of the PPDU is not a media access control (MAC) address of the HE STA, and
the duration indicated by the duration field of the PSDU is greater than a current value indicated by the intra-BSS NAV; and
determine whether to transmit another frame based on the current value indicated by the intra-BSS NAV or the current value of the basic NAV.

US Pat. No. 10,609,730

NAV OPERATION METHOD IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND STATION APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of operating a network allocation vector (NAV) of a first station (STA) operating in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving a request to send (RTS) frame from a second STA;
receiving a clear to send (CTS) frame including a one-bit flag from a third STA;
determining whether the one-bit flag of the CTS frame has a first value or a second value;
determining whether a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of the CTS frame is equal to or greater than a first clear channel assessment (CCA) level, when the one-bit flag of the CTS frame has the first value, or when the one-bit flag of the CTS frame has the second value but the CTS frame is determined as a frame of a basic service set (BSS) to which the first STA belongs based on contents of the CTS frame;
determining whether the RSSI of the CTS frame is equal to or greater than a second CCA level higher than the first CCA level, when the one-bit flag of the CTS frame has the second value, and when the CTS frame is determined not the frame of the BSS to which the first STA belongs; and
updating the NAV of the first STA when the RSSI of the CTS frame is equal to or greater than the first CCA level or the second CCA level.

US Pat. No. 10,609,728

METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN ACK/NACK INDICATION BASED ON THE UPLINK GRANTS OVER MULTIPLE SUBFRAMES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

5. A User Equipment (UE) for operating in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a Radio Frequency (RF) module; and
a processor operably coupled with the RF module and configured to:
trigger a first buffer status reporting (BSR) by generating virtual data, when the UE expects that there is data to be generated;
transmit the triggered BSR;
receive an uplink grant in response to the transmitted BSR;
start a timer when the uplink grant is received from a Base Station (BS), wherein the uplink grant is valid while the timer is running;
when actual data is generated while the timer is running:
transmit the actual data on the uplink grant;
monitor an Acknowledgement (ACK) indication and a Negative-Acknowledgement (NACK) indication for the transmitted data on a subframe;
determine whether the timer is running or not when the ACK indication for the actual data is not received on the subframe or the NACK indication for the actual data is received on the subframe;
retransmit the actual data on the uplink grant based on a determination that the timer is running; and
discard the uplink grant and keep the actual data based on a determination that the timer is not running; and
when the actual data is not generated while the timer is running:
discarding the uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,609,725

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD OF SYSTEM, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission method of a system, wherein the method comprises:monitoring, by a user equipment (UE), grant information delivered by an evolved NodeB (eNB), wherein the grant information is used to instruct the UE to add uplink data to a designated resource, wherein the grant information is included in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of one or more downlink subframes or is included in a PDCCH of one or more uplink subframes, wherein the grant information includes control information and transmit power for data transmission, and wherein the designated resource is used for full-duplex transmission;
detecting whether the UE has a full-duplex capability and whether an uplink buffer is empty;
determining, by the UE according to the grant information, whether the UE is allowed to perform uplink data transmission if the UE is detected to have the full-duplex capability and the uplink buffer is not empty;
adding, by the UE, the control information to the uplink data if the UE is determined to be allowed to perform uplink data transmission;
adding, by the UE, the uplink data that includes the added control information to the designated resource identified by the grant information; and
transmitting, by the UE, the uplink data to the eNB based on the transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,609,724

LINK ADAPTATION IN GRANT-FREE MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEMS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method, comprising:receiving from a base station a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) limit for a contention transmission unit (CTU) access region associated with a grant-free uplink transmission scheme in a multiple access system;
determining at a user equipment (UE) a first MCS index within the MCS limit, the first MCS index determined based on an uplink traffic characteristic and at least one of channel state information or estimated path loss;
sending a first uplink transmission to the base station using a CTU in the CTU access region, the first uplink transmission including user data and the first MCS index determined at the UE; and
determining a maximum MCS level based on an uplink traffic characteristic and at least one of the channel state information or the estimated path loss, wherein determining the first MCS index includes applying a back-off value to the maximum MCS level to determine a reduced MCS level corresponding to the first MCS index.

US Pat. No. 10,609,723

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTABLISHING IN-FLIGHT NETWORK TRAFFIC POLICIES FOR PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of providing network access to a personal electronic device within an airplane via a wireless communications link, comprising:maintaining a database comprising a plurality of traffic policies for accessing a network via the wireless communications link, wherein each of the plurality of traffic policies is associated with a respective set of network services;
receiving, at a network access unit, a first request from a first personal electronic device to access the network;
analyzing the first request to determine a physical characteristic of the first personal electronic device;
establishing a first traffic policy from the database for the first personal electronic device based, at least in part, on the determined physical characteristic of the first personal electronic device, thereby providing access only to the respective set of network services associated with the first traffic policy;
scheduling transmission of network traffic for the first personal electronic device over the wireless communications link according to the first traffic policy;
receiving, via the network access unit, a second request from a second personal electronic device to access the network;
analyzing the second request from the second personal electronic device to determine a physical characteristic of the second personal electronic device; and
establishing a second traffic policy from the database for the second personal electronic device based, at least in part, on the determined physical characteristic of the second personal electronic device, wherein the respective set of network services associated with the second traffic policy are different than the respective set of network services associated with the first traffic policy, and wherein the second traffic policy provides different network capacity than the first traffic policy.

US Pat. No. 10,609,722

TECHNIQUES FOR SCHEDULING COMMUNICATION BASED ON RECEIVE DATA CAPACITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A communication device, comprising:a first communication circuit configured to communicate data with a first communication partner according to a first wireless technology;
a second communication circuit configured to communicate data with a second communication partner according to a second wireless technology; and
a scheduling circuit configured to determine a parameter indicative of a receive data capacity of the first communication partner based on the data communication with the first communication partner, to schedule the data communication with the first communication partner and the data communication with the second communication partner based on the parameter, and to enable a TDM transmission of the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit after reception of a go command from the first communication partner.

US Pat. No. 10,609,703

RESOLVING COLLIDING SIGNALS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a radio access node in a cellular communications network, comprising:transmitting a downlink transmission to a wireless device using one or more Physical Resource Blocks, PRBs, that comprise reserved Resource Elements, REs, by first mapping the downlink transmission to REs in the one or more PRBs and then mapping reference symbols to a subset of the REs in the one or more PRBs that are the reserved REs such that the downlink transmission is punctured by the reference symbols at positions of the reserved REs, the downlink transmission being a physical downlink channel transmission;
where the reference symbols are Channel State Information Reference Signal, CSI-RS, reference symbols and the reference symbols are wireless device-specifically Radio Resource Control, RRC, configured.

US Pat. No. 10,609,702

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising;frame configuration circuitry configured to
allocate downlink data on a first radio frame structure with first subcarriers, spacing between the first subcarriers being one of a first plurality of values or on a second radio frame structure with second subcarriers, spacing between the second subcarriers being one of a second plurality of values, and
allocate a synchronization signal on the first radio frame structure and the second radio frame structure, and
radio transmission circuitry configured to transmit the downlink data and the synchronization signal, wherein
the first plurality of values includes a value that is different from each of the second plurality of values,
subcarrier spacing for the synchronization signal is different from subcarrier spacing for the downlink data in the first radio frame structure, and
the subcarrier spacing for the synchronization signal is same as the subcarrier spacing for the downlink data in the second radio frame structure.

US Pat. No. 10,609,697

COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON NON-ORTHOGONAL TRANSMISSION, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method based on non-orthogonal transmission, comprising:receiving, by a first user equipment (UE) from a base station, downlink control information that includes:
a first downlink control parameter of the first UE,
a second downlink control parameter of a second UE, and
a first identity of the first UE, the first identity of the first UE indicating that the first UE is a cell-center UE, the first UE and the second UE belonging to an associated user equipment group, the second UE being a cell-edge UE;
receiving, by the first UE from the base station, a data signal of the associated user equipment group, the data signal of the associated user equipment group including a first data signal of the first UE and a second data signal of the second UE; and
obtaining, by the first UE, the first data signal of the first UE according to the data signal of the associated user equipment group, and the first downlink control parameter of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,609,501

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING AND DECOMPRESSING A HIGHER ORDER AMBISONICS REPRESENTATION FOR A SOUND FIELD

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for decompressing a compressed Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) representation, the method comprising:perceptually decoding compressed dominant directional signals and compressed residual component signals so as to provide decompressed dominant directional signals and decompressed time domain signals representing a residual HOA component in a spatial domain;
re-correlating the decompressed time domain signals to obtain a corresponding reduced-order residual HOA component;
determining a decompressed residual HOA component based on the corresponding reduced-order residual HOA component;
determining predicted directional signals based on at least a parameter;
determining an HOA sound field representation based on the decompressed dominant directional signals, the predicted directional signals, and the decompressed residual HOA component, and
wherein the parameter indicates a maximum number of active directional signals used for prediction of dominant sound sources.

US Pat. No. 10,609,465

ACOUSTIC DEVICE

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An acoustic device, comprising:an open audio device structure that is configured to be carried on the head or upper torso of a user,
a housing carried by the open audio device structure, the housing having opposed front and rear faces and opposed first and second ends;
a flat diaphragm in the housing and comprising a front face and a rear face and first and second sides, the diaphragm configured to radiate front acoustic radiation from its front face and into a front acoustic volume defined between the front face of the diaphragm and the front face of the housing and rear acoustic radiation from its rear face and into a rear acoustic volume defined between the rear face of the diaphragm and the rear face of the housing, wherein the front and rear acoustic radiations are out of phase;
a flexible structure that supports the diaphragm such that the diaphragm can move relative to the housing;
a primary magnet proximate the rear face of the diaphragm and comprising a front face and a rear face and first and second sides;
a magnetic circuit that defines a path for magnetic flux of the primary magnet and comprises a front pole piece between the front face of the primary magnet and the rear face of the diaphragm, a rear pole piece proximate the rear face of the primary magnet, and first and second side magnets, the first side magnet proximate to and spaced from the first side of the primary magnet and the second side magnet proximate to and spaced from the second side of the primary magnet, wherein the magnetic circuit defines a magnetic circuit gap between the primary magnet and the first and second side magnets;
wherein the housing further comprises a frame that surrounds the magnetic circuit and the diaphragm and is configured to support the diaphragm;
a voice coil that is at least in part located in the magnetic circuit gap and so is exposed to the magnetic flux, wherein the voice coil is configured to move the diaphragm up and down along a radiation axis that is normal to the front face of the diaphragm; and
first and second sound-emitting outlets in the housing, wherein the first sound-emitting outlet is in or proximate the first end of the housing, defines a center, and is acoustically coupled to the front acoustic volume so as to emit from the housing front acoustic radiation, and wherein the second sound-emitting outlet is in or proximate the second end of the housing, defines a center, and is acoustically coupled to the rear acoustic volume so as to emit rear acoustic radiation;
wherein a distance between the centers of the first and second sound-emitting outlets is greater than a distance along the radiation axis between the front and rear faces of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,609,432

SERVER AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING DISPLAY OF A DIGITAL CONTENT ON A PLURALITY OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Broadsign Serv LLC, St. ...

1. A method for synchronizing display of a digital content on a plurality of computing devices, the method comprising:storing by a processing unit of a server in a memory of the server a plurality of digital content identifiers identifying a corresponding plurality of digital contents;
determining by the processing unit of the server based on one or more criterion a given digital content among the plurality of digital contents to be displayed synchronously on respective displays of the plurality of computing devices, the given digital content being identified by a corresponding given digital content identifier among the plurality of digital content identifiers;
transmitting by the processing unit of the server a synchronization request to the plurality of computing devices, the synchronization request comprising the given digital content identifier;
determining by the processing unit of the server a number of negative responses received from the plurality of computing devices in response to the synchronization request, each negative response being indicative of one among the plurality of computing devices not being capable of displaying the given digital content, the number of negative responses received being an integer comprised between 0 and N where N is the number of computing devices; and
if the number of negative responses received reaches a threshold, transmitting by the processing unit of the server a new synchronization request to the plurality of computing devices, the new synchronization request comprising the given digital content identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,609,048

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF ADVANCED ATTACKERS USING CLIENT SIDE HONEYTOKENS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting a malicious attempt to obtain authentication to access a service providing server using credentials of a user in a network, the method performed by a malicious event detection server analyzing packets transmitted over the network, the method comprising:monitoring, via a network monitoring device, the packets transmitted over the network to identify at least one login-credential comprising a password associated with an attempt to obtain authentication to access the service providing server;
analyzing the password to determine whether the password matches an invalid login-credential comprising an invalid honeytoken-password included in a set of honeytoken-credentials, wherein the set of honeytoken-credentials includes the invalid honeytoken-password of the user and a valid login-credential comprising a username of the user, wherein the invalid honeytoken-password is invalid for authentication of the user to access the service providing server and the username is associated with the service providing server, and wherein the invalid honeytoken-password is selected from a set of invalid passwords comprising a currently expired old password of the user;
wherein the set of honeytoken-credentials comprising the invalid honeytoken-password of the user and the username of the user is stored on a local memory of a client terminal by honeytoken-credential storing code distributed over the network by an administrative server;
identifying a malicious event when the at least one login-credential matches the invalid login-credential of the set of honeytoken-credentials; and
outputting an indication of the malicious event, which triggers a security process by the malicious event detection server.

US Pat. No. 10,608,387

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a first connector including a cylindrical outer conductor, and a center pin or a socket; and
a second connector including a cylindrical outer conductor, and a socket or a center pin,
the coaxial connector being used by connecting the outer conductor of the first connector and the outer conductor of the second connector, and additionally connecting the center pin of the first connector and the socket of the second connector or additionally connecting the socket of the first connector and the center pin of the second connector,
the first connector including a solder part configured for mounting and projecting in a plane direction,
a skirt part being integrally formed with the outer conductor of the second connector, the skirt part being configured as a guide for alignment in connecting the first connector and the second connector,
a cut portion being provided in a portion that is included in the skirt part and faces the solder part, and
when the first connector and the second connector are connected, the solder part is received in the cut portion.

US Pat. No. 10,608,217

BATTERY PACK WITH GUIDE RAILS FOR IMPROVED TERMINAL ALIGNMENT

Black and Decker Inc., N...

1. A battery pack comprising:a plurality of battery cells;
a cradle configured to nest the plurality of battery cells;
first and second guide members integrally formed with the cradle and protruding from a top surface of the cradle;
a plurality of terminal contacts electrically connected with the plurality of battery cells, the guide members being adapted to guide a device into engagement with the terminal contacts; and
a housing at least partially enclosing the cradle and the plurality of battery cells and including a first guide aperture and a second guide aperture and a plurality of terminal apertures, the first guide member and the second guide member protruding through the first and second guide apertures, respectively, wherein each of the terminal apertures being aligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of terminal contacts and openings of the plurality of terminal contacts facing a first end of the housing,
a pair of guiderails formed on an upper portion of the housing and slidably engageable with guiderails of a powered device, wherein the first guide member and the second guide member are disposed along the top surface of the cradle between the pair of guiderails and the first end of the housing and wherein the plurality of terminal contacts are disposed between the pair of guiderails and the first and second guide members.

US Pat. No. 10,607,606

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXECUTION OF DIGITAL ASSISTANT

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A consumer electronics (CE) device, comprising:at least one processor; and
storage accessible to the at least one processor and bearing instructions executable by the at least one processor to:
execute a digital assistant application communicating over a local area network (LAN);
receive input for the digital assistant application to perform a task;
determine, at the CE device and based on the input, the task indicated in the input;
transmit at least a portion of the input to a remotely-located server different from the CE device;
prior to executing the task, determine whether the CE device has at least a threshold level of confidence in correctly performing the task at the CE device without assistance from the remotely-located server;
while online and responsive to a determination that the CE device has at least the threshold level of confidence in correctly performing the task at the CE device without assistance from the remotely-located server, execute the task at the CE device and using the digital assistant application without receiving a response from the remotely-located server; and
responsive to a determination that the CE device has less than the threshold level of confidence in correctly performing the task at the CE device without assistance from the remotely-located server, wait at least a threshold amount of time for a response from the remotely-located server to receive from the server at least an execution of the task.

US Pat. No. 10,607,572

FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZATION AND PHASE CORRECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for performing frequency synchronization and phase correction at a rendering device, comprising:receiving, from a display device, a vertical sync count and an indication of one or more frame repeats;
estimating a vertical sync frequency based at least in part on the received vertical sync count;
determining a phase corresponding to a minimum frame repeat based at least in part on the indication of the one or more frame repeats;
adjusting a vertical sync frequency of the rendering device to the estimated vertical sync frequency and a phase of the rendering device to the determined phase; and
transmitting one or more frames to the display device using the adjusted frequency and the adjusted phase.

US Pat. No. 10,607,488

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING VISUALIZATION INFORMATION OF REAR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of providing visualization information of a rear vehicle, the method comprising:calculating, by a controller, a location of a sound source located behind a host vehicle, using a sound signal received by each of a plurality of microphones;
matching information about the location, by the controller, with any one of at least one object displayed on image information generated by a rear camera;
detecting, by the controller, lanes included in the image information; and
displaying, by an output unit, a first icon indicating the object on the image information and the detected lanes by matching the detected lanes with a second icon indicating lane information,
wherein the first icon includes information about a probability that the object is present in an area indicated by the location information,
wherein when matching the detected lanes with the second icon indicating the lane information, a first lane located between the host vehicle and the object from among the lanes included in the image information is detected,
wherein the first icon includes, on the first lane, at least one sub-block which is vertical to the first lane at a crossing point between a connection axis of the object and the first lane,
wherein the location information includes information about an angle between the host vehicle and the object, and
wherein the angle is formed by the connection axis of the object and a center of a rear side of the host vehicle based on the rear side of the host vehicle as a reference axis.

US Pat. No. 10,605,848

PROBE HEATER REMAINING USEFUL LIFE DETERMINATION

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A system for an aircraft, the system comprising:a probe that includes a heater comprising a resistive heating element routed through the probe, wherein an operational voltage is provided to the resistive heating element to provide heating for the probe;
an antenna, wherein the antenna is a radio-frequency (RF) antenna, the RF antenna is configured to provide a RF signal to the probe, and the RF signal comprises a plurality of signal frequencies; and
a control circuit configured to determine an antenna interaction between the resistive heating element and the antenna and determine a remaining useful life of the probe based on the antenna interaction over time, wherein the control circuit is configured to determine the response of the resistive heating element to the RF signal as the antenna interaction and the control circuit is configured to determine a resonant frequency from the resistive heating element in response to the plurality of signal frequencies over a plurality of flights of the aircraft, wherein the control circuit is configured to plot the resonant frequency over the plurality of flights and determine a half-life estimate of the resistive heating element based on the plot.

US Pat. No. 10,605,575

SELF-DEFENSE DEVICE FOR HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES

YELLOW JACKET, LLC, Bato...

1. A self-defense apparatus for use with a handheld electronic device, wherein the apparatus comprises:a) a removable protective case configured to fit securely around the handheld electronic device while not obscuring a screen or key controls of the handheld electronic device, and wherein the removable protective case has at least one positive retention means;
b) a self-defense module configured to be selectively secured to the removable protective case by a user of the handheld electronic device, wherein the self-defense module further comprises:
i) a self-defense weapon;
ii) at least one engagement means configured to engage with the positive retention means of the removable protective case in such a manner that when fully engaged, the removable protective case and the self-defense module effectively form a unitary structure; and,
iii) a locking mechanism configured to retain the engagement means and the positive retention means in full engagement until a user takes positive action to release the locking mechanism, thus allowing the user to separate the removable protective case from the self-defense module.

US Pat. No. 10,605,050

LOCKING RING SYSTEM FOR USE IN FRACKING OPERATIONS

SC ASSET CORPORATION, Ca...

7. A sliding valve for opening one or more fluid ports in a production string, comprising:a valve body having a longitudinal bore, the valve body comprising said one or more fluid ports on an uphole portion thereof and a ratchet structure on an inner surface of a downhole portion thereof; and
a sliding sleeve received in the longitudinal bore of the valve body and movable between an uphole closed position closing the one or more fluid ports and a downhole open position opening the one or more fluid ports;
wherein the sliding sleeve comprises:
a sleeve body having a longitudinal bore, the sleeve body comprising a ratchet structure on an outer surface of a downhole portion thereof, the ratchet structure of the sleeve body engageable with the ratchet structure of the valve body for locking the sliding sleeve when the sliding sleeve is at the downhole open position; and
a protection sleeve downhole to the sleeve body, at least a coupling portion of the protection sleeve received by the sleeve body for coupling the protection sleeve to the sleeve body;
wherein at least when the sliding sleeve is at the closed position, the protection sleeve and the valve body form an annulus therebetween; and
wherein the protection sleeve substantially overlays the annulus from the longitudinal bore of the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,604,938

ROOF VENT ADAPTORS AND METHODS

Aztec Manufacturing, Inc....

1. A roof vent adaptor configured to seal around a vent on a roof of a building, the roof vent adaptor comprising:a sealing member comprising:
a first side;
a second side that is configured to be adjacent to the roof;
an outer section comprising an outer periphery; and
an inner section comprising a plurality of concentric annular units, each of the concentric annular units being configured to approximate the size of a different roof vent;
an outer securing band positioned on the first side of the sealing member and along the outer periphery of the sealing member; and
a strip of securing material configured to be divided into a plurality of termination strips, the plurality of termination strips configured to be positioned on the first side of the securing member to form an inner securing band;
wherein the outer securing band is configured to receive a plurality of fasteners therethrough and into the roof, such that the sealing member can be secured between the outer securing band and the roof to provide a generally water-tight seal around the roof vent.

US Pat. No. 10,604,815

DIRECT REDUCTION PROCESS AND SHAFT FURNACE UTILIZING AN EXTENDED FLOW DIVERTER CONE

Midrex Technologies, Inc....

1. A shaft furnace for producing metallic direct reduced iron (DRI) from iron-containing pellets or lumps and reducing gas disposed therein, comprising:a circumferential outer wall defining a top interior reducing zone, a middle interior transition zone, and a bottom interior cooling zone, wherein the iron-containing pellets or lumps travel downwards through the top interior reducing zone, the middle interior transition zone, and the bottom interior cooling zone as the iron-containing pellets or lumps encounter the upward-flowing reducing gas and one or more other gases, wherein the top interior reducing zone is an area above bustle ports of the shaft furnace adapted to contain the iron-containing pellets or lumps during reduction, the bottom interior cooling zone is an area below a cooling gas offtake of the shaft furnace adapted to contain the iron-containing pellets or lumps after reduction during cooling, and the middle interior transition zone is an area between the bustle ports and the cooling gas offtake adapted to thermally isolate the bottom interior cooling zone from the top interior reducing zone; and
a flow diverter disposed along a centerline of the circumferential outer wall comprising a convex-upwards upper tapering section disposed in the middle transition zone below the top reducing zone defined by the circumferential outer wall coupled to a convex-downwards lower tapering section disposed in the bottom cooling zone defined by the circumferential outer wall.

US Pat. No. 10,604,259

OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS HAVING EXTENDING RESTRAINTS, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

AmSafe, Inc., Phoenix, A...

1. A seating area in an aircraft, the seating area comprising:a seat for an occupant;
an object positioned generally forward of the seat; and
a restraint configured to be fastened around the occupant's body to secure the occupant in the seat, wherein the restraint includes—
at least one extension feature configured to allow the occupant's body to move toward the object before impacting the object in response to a dynamic event;
a first web configured to be fixedly attached to at least one anchor point proximate the seat, wherein the at least one extension feature is operably coupled to the first web;
a second web attached to the first web, the second web having a first end portion and a second end portion;
a web connector attached to the first end portion of the second web; and
a buckle assembly attached to the second end portion of the second web, wherein the buckle assembly is configured to releasably engage the web connector to fasten the second web around the occupant's waist.

US Pat. No. 10,603,864

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A CORRUGATED PRODUCT

INTPRO, LLC, Uniontown, ...

1. An apparatus for producing a corrugated product, comprising:a roller train comprising:
a first corrugating roller having a first set of corrugating teeth,
a second corrugating roller having a second set of corrugating teeth,
a third corrugating roller having a third set of corrugating teeth, and
a fourth corrugating roller having a fourth set of corrugating teeth;
a first nip defined between said first and second corrugating rollers opposing one another;
a second nip defined between said second and third corrugating rollers opposing one another; and
a third nip defined between said third and fourth corrugating rollers opposing one another;
each tooth in each of said first, second, third and fourth sets of teeth comprising a distal face, a leading flank and a trailing flank, the distal faces of each of said first and second sets of teeth being rounded, the distal faces of each of said third and fourth sets of teeth being substantially flat.

US Pat. No. 10,609,835

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DRIVING MECHANISM

Wistron Corporation, New...

11. A driving mechanism comprising:a first linking member;
an actuating member pivotally connected to the first linking member;
a restraining member;
a second linking member pivotally connected to the restraining member;
a driving module connected to the first linking member; and
a support member connected to the driving module, the support member being restrained by the restraining member;
wherein the actuating member drives the second linking member to rotate with respect to the restraining member and the second linking member drives the restraining member to move, such that the restraining member is disengaged from the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,609,830

INTERFACE MODULE FOR A DEVICE UNIT AND DEVICE UNIT FOR A TRANSMITTER AS WELL AS MOUNTING METHOD OF A DEVICE UNIT

14. A mounting method of a device unit for a transmitter, the mounting method comprising:providing an interface module, including:
a communication unit suitable for being communicatively connected to an electronics module of the device unit, the communication unit being suitable for enabling the input of information by a user and the output of information to the user;
a holding element suitable for being fastened to the electronics module; and
a connection connecting the communication unit and the holding element to one another,
wherein the connection is a joint, and the communication unit is movable relative to the holding element between a first folding position and a second folding position via the joint;
providing an electronics module;
fastening the holding element of the interface module to the electronics module;
moving the communication unit of the interface module into the second folding position to make an electronic connection point of the electronics module accessible to an operator for the connection to a cable; and
moving the communication unit of the interface module into the first folding position.

US Pat. No. 10,609,822

JETTING DEVICES WITH CONTROL VALVE-ENABLED VARIABLE AIR FLOW AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING AIR FLOW

Mycronic AB, Taby (SE)

1. A device configured to jet one or more droplets of a viscous medium, the device comprising:a jetting nozzle having a jetting outlet, the jetting nozzle configured to jet the one or more droplets through the jetting outlet;
a vacuum nozzle configured to direct a gaseous flow over the jetting outlet, the vacuum nozzle including a vacuum nozzle inlet, a vacuum nozzle outlet, and a suction hole, the jetting nozzle further configured to jet the one or more droplets through the suction hole via the jetting outlet;
a vacuum pump in flow communication with the vacuum nozzle outlet, the vacuum pump configured to generate the gaseous flow based on drawing a gaseous fluid into the vacuum nozzle and further towards the vacuum pump via the vacuum nozzle outlet; and
an inlet conduit coupled to the vacuum nozzle inlet, such that the inlet conduit is between the vacuum nozzle inlet and an ambient environment, the inlet conduit including a control valve, the control valve configured to control a flow rate of the gaseous flow through the vacuum nozzle outlet based on adjusting a smallest diameter of the inlet conduit between an open diameter and a constricted diameter,
wherein the open diameter of the inlet conduit is greater than a smallest diameter of the suction hole.

US Pat. No. 10,609,817

WIRING-BURIED GLASS SUBSTRATE, AND INERTIAL SENSOR ELEMENT AND INERTIAL SENSOR USING SAME

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A wiring-buried glass substrate comprising:a glass substrate including:
a first surface,
a second surface perpendicular to the first surface, and
a third surface opposite to the first surface; and
a first wiring including:
a first pillar portion extending in a first direction perpendicular to the first surface of the glass substrate, and
a first beam portion connected to a first surface of the first pillar portion and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the second surface of the glass substrate,
wherein the first beam portion includes a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, and a fourth surface, the first surface, the second surface, the third surface, and the fourth surface of the first beam portion extending along the second direction,
the second surface of the first beam portion is perpendicular to the first surface of the first beam portion,
the third surface of the first beam portion is opposite to the first surface of the first beam portion,
the fourth surface of the first beam portion is opposite to the second surface of the first beam portion,
the first wiring is buried in the glass substrate,
the first surface of the first beam portion is exposed from the third surface of the glass substrate, and
the second surface, the third surface, and the fourth surface of the first beam portion are not exposed from the third surface of the glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,609,804

LASER DRIVEN LAMP

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A laser driven lamp configured to receive a converging laser beam and generate plasma from the laser beam, the laser driven lamp comprising:a main body made from a metal and having a columnar shape;
a light emitting gas contained and sealed in the main body;
an ellipsoidal reflecting surface formed in the main body such that the ellipsoidal reflecting surface has a first focal point at which the laser beam converges;
a light exit window provided in front of the ellipsoidal reflecting surface, the light exit window being configured to transmit ultraviolet light;
a light entrance window provided at a predetermined position of the main body such that the laser beam is incident to the light entrance window; and
a convection controlling member,
the main body, the light exit window, and the light entrance window forming in combination a closed space to contain the light emitting gas,
the convection controlling member being provided in the closed space, the convection controlling member being located at a predetermined position such that the convection controlling member faces the plasma that will be generated in the vicinity of the first focal point of the ellipsoidal reflecting surface,
the light entrance window being provided at the same position as the light exit window such that the light entrance window is combined to form a light entrance-and-exit window, the light entrance-and-exit window being configured to transmit the laser beam and ultraviolet light.

US Pat. No. 10,609,803

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET (EUV) LIGHT GENERATING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR CENTROID OF EUV LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An EUV light generating apparatus comprising:a plurality of EUV light sensors configured to measure energy of EUV light from mutually different directions, the EUV light being generated by applying laser light to a target supplied to a predetermined region in a chamber;
a stage on which mirrors are mounted configured to adjust an application position of the laser light to the target supplied to the predetermined region; and
a controller configured to control the stage on which mirrors are mounted such that a centroid of the EUV light becomes a desired centroid, the centroid of the EUV light being specified from measurement results of the EUV light sensors, the controller correcting the desired centroid based on a plurality of EUV light centroids obtained from the energy of the EUV light measured by the EUV light sensors, and a parameter related to the measured energy of the EUV light corresponding to the EUV light centroids, wherein
the controller corrects the desired centroid by using, as the parameter, variation of a difference between the measured energy of the EUV light and a target energy.

US Pat. No. 10,609,793

NETWORK OF LIGHTS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method of communication within a network of lights, the method including the steps of:providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
a long-distance communication module,
a short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller, each control module being configured for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the light,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into several groups of control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of the group communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal operation of the network, from the group controller to the server, at least one of its own environmental, light and control module specific information, and the corresponding information received from the other control modules via the short-distance communication module, and
transmitting data in at least one of the following ways:
from a first group controller to a second group controller, via their respective long-distance communication modules, by-passing the server with subsequent transmission of the data from the second group controller to a control module of the group associated with the second group controller,
from a group controller to a control module of an adjacent group, via their respective short-distance communication modules, and
from a control module of a group to a control module of an adjacent group, via their respective short-distance communication modules.

US Pat. No. 10,609,787

RECOMMENDATION ENGINE FOR A LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A recommendation engine for a lighting system comprising:a recommendation component for generating recommendation messages to recommend lighting effects for the lighting system;
at least one data input for receiving, from a data source, data pertaining to a user of the lighting system; and
a receptiveness component configured to use the received data to compute a current receptiveness level for the user indicating a current receptiveness of the user to receiving recommendations;wherein the recommendation component is configured to selectively cause recommendation messages to be outputted to the user via a user interface, such that recommendation messages are outputted to the user when the current receptiveness level exceeds a threshold and such that recommendation messages are otherwise suppressed.

US Pat. No. 10,609,779

LED CIRCUIT WITH COLOR TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. An LED light apparatus with color temperature adjustment, comprising:a first LED string group, comprising a first LED string and a second LED string, both the first LED string and the second LED string having a first color temperature;
a second LED string group, comprising a third LED string and a forth LED string, both the third LED string and the forth LED string having a second color temperature; and
a switch assembly, for controlling switching between a serial and parallel connection of the first LED string and the second LED string, and controlling switching between a serial and parallel connection of the third LED string and the forth LED string.

US Pat. No. 10,609,766

HEATER FOR ELECTRONIC THERMOSTAT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

WOO JIN IND. CO., LTD., ...

1. A heater for an electronic thermostat, comprising:a tube which comprises a hollow structure of which one end is opened and the other end is closed;
a first lead line which comprises a first end portion exposed to an outside of the tube and a second end portion placed inside the tube and receives electric power from an exterior through the first end portion exposed to the outside of the tube;
a second lead line which comprises a first end portion exposed to the outside of the tube and a second end portion placed inside the tube and is installed to be spaced apart from the first lead line;
a heating coil which is disposed in the tube and electrically connects the first lead line and the second lead line to generate heat based on electrical resistance;
an insulation material which is filled in the tube;
a packing which is installed inside a mouth of the tube and made of an insulating substance serving as a support for supporting and maintaining the first lead line and the second lead line to be spaced apart from each other;
an insulation pipe which is disposed in an inner space formed by the tube and the packing and encloses the first and second lead lines for securing insulation around the first and second lead lines placed inside the tube; and
an insulation ring for securing insulation between the heating coil inside the tube and a closed end portion of the tube,
wherein the insulation pipe encloses the first and second lead lines and the heating coil that are disposed within the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,609,764

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER

1. A temperature controller comprising:a temperature controller housing (5),
a temperature sensor (2) with an expansion element (6) which generates a movement stroke in a direction of action (AT) as a function of temperature,
a first switching system (4) having a first switching spring (19) at a first switching spring base (16) on which the expansion element (6) or an actuating element (8) moved by said expansion element acts in order to switch the first switching system (4), wherein
the first switching spring base (16) has a first end (16.2) of the switching spring base (16) on a first side of the expansion element (6) or the actuating element (8) and a second end (16.1) on a second side of the expansion element (6) or an actuating element (8) and a spring contact (21) disposed on the first switching spring (19) and the first switching spring base (16) is fastened to the first switching spring (19) at a point of attachment, wherein
the first switching spring base (16), at the second end (16.1) is disposed on the temperature controller housing (5) and the first switching spring base (16) interacts with an adjustment element (24), one end (24.1) of said adjustment element disposed on a region (5.1) of the temperature controller housing (5) and a second end (24.2) of said adjustment element disposed against the first switching spring base (16), and
by means of which, in order to adjust a switching point of the first switching system (4), the first switching spring base (16) together with the first switching spring (19) can be moved relative to the expansion element (6) and/or to the actuating element (8) upon change of a distance between the region (5.1) of the temperature controller housing (5) and the first switching spring base (16), characterized in that the adjustment element (24) is an elongate element having a longitudinal direction (A), wherein the adjustment element (24), for adjusting in an adjustment direction (J), can be permanently deformed transverse to its longitudinal direction (A) upon change of the distance between the first end (24.1) and the second end (24.2).

US Pat. No. 10,609,747

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

The Chinese University of...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a first device to a server, a request to initiate an offline interaction with a second device, the offline interaction not hosted by the server, the request including credential information of a first party associated with the first device;
receiving, by the first device from the server, a pairing code and a first handshake code, the pairing code for authenticating the second device and the first handshake code for authorizing a second party associated with the second device to engage in the offline interaction with the first party, the pairing code and the first handshake code being provided to the first device after the server authenticates the first party using the credential information;
transmitting, by the first device, at least a first portion of the pairing code in a first broadcast message that is capable of being detected by the second device;
receiving, by the first device from the second device, a second broadcast message;
authenticating, by the first device, the second device based on at least a second portion of the pairing code in the second broadcast message;
responsive to authenticating the second device, establishing, by the first device, a wireless peer-to-peer communication channel with the second device;
receiving, by the first device from the second device, a second handshake code via the wireless peer-to-peer communication channel;
authorizing, by the first device, the second party to engage in the offline interaction with the first party based on a relationship between the first handshake code and the second handshake code; and
responsive to authorizing the second party, performing, by the first device, one or more actions to facilitate the offline interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,609,712

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An infrastructure equipment for forming part of a mobile communications network, the infrastructure equipment comprisinga transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to communications devices, and
a receiver configured to receive signals from the communications devices via the wireless access interface, and
a controller configured in combination with the transmitter and the receiver to form the wireless access interface, the wireless access interface providing communications resources within a system bandwidth and, in time divided units providing communications resources in the system bandwidth for allocation to the communications devices of a first type and a second type, the first type of the communications devices having a different capability to the second type of communications devices, wherein the controller is configured in combination with the transmitter and the receiver to receive a random access message from one of the communications device via the wireless access interface, the communications device being a communications device of the second type and the random access message having been generated by the communications device of the second type by selecting a sequence from one of a predetermined set of sequences, which have been allocated to communications devices of the second type,
to identify from the received random access message that the communications device which transmitted the random access message is a communications device of the second type, and
in response to the random access message, to transmit a random access response according to the capability of the communications device of the second type, the random access message being recognized as being from a reduced capability terminal from the selected one of the predetermined sequences allocated to communications devices of the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,609,706

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) apparatus that communicates with a base station apparatus using a serving cell, the UE apparatus comprising:reception circuitry that receives a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message; and
control channel processing circuitry that monitors a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) on the serving cell, wherein
the RRC message includes at least an information element,
the information element specifies a PDCCH configuration for the serving cell, and
the PDCCH configuration includes
a) frequency domain resource information indicating frequency domain resources for the PDCCH, and
b) monitoring periodicity information indicating plural sets of 14 Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols for PDCCH monitoring, a multiple of the 14 OFDM symbols being set as a period used in monitoring the PDCCH on the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,609,704

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

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,609,462

ACCESSORY DEVICE THAT PROVIDES SENSOR INPUT TO A MEDIA DEVICE

12. An apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive, from an accessory device, first image data captured by a first camera disposed within a first earpiece of the accessory device;
receive second image data captured by the first camera;
receive third image data captured by a second camera disposed within a second earpiece of the accessory device;
receive fourth image data captured by the second camera;
generate a first composite image based on the first image data and the third image data;
generate a second composite image based on the second image data and the fourth image data;
identify a particular movement of a user of the accessory device based on the first composite image and the second composite image;
based on the particular movement indicating a first orientation of the user, generate a first signal indicating that the user is oriented away from a particular location; and
in response to determining, after the generating the first signal and based on the second image data, that the user has a second orientation, generate a second signal indicating that the user is oriented toward the particular location, wherein one or both of the first signal and the second signal further indicate navigation directions to the particular location.

US Pat. No. 10,609,182

NETWORK AND APPLICATION MANAGEMENT USING SERVICE LAYER CAPABILITIES

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor, a memory, and communication circuitry, the apparatus being connected to a communications network via its communication circuitry, the apparatus further comprising computer-executable instructions stored in the memory of the apparatus which, when executed by the processor of the apparatus, cause the apparatus to:receive a first query for information associated with the network, from an application or a service on the network;
send a second query, to a first node on the network, in response to receiving the first query from the application or service, wherein the second query comprises a request for the information associated with the network;
receive, via the communication network from the first node on the network, a first message in response the second query, the first message indicating at least one status update associated with the network;
store the at least one status update associated with the network;
determine whether the at least one status update affects the application or the service; and
if the at least one status update affects the application or the service, send to an M2M device that hosts the application or the service, a second message indicating the at least one status update such that the application or service can take action based on the at least one status update.

US Pat. No. 10,608,936

IMPLEMENTING DATA SHARING FEATURES IN LEGACY SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method of establishing a mapping between users of different applications to enable them to use contact information to initiate data exchange with each other, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user of a first application a request to share data with a second user of a second application, wherein the request includes contact information associated with the second user from the first application;
transmitting a token URL to the second user based on the contact information associated with the second user from the first application;
identifying the first user to the second application in response to activation of the token URL by the second user;
receiving, from the second user, contact information associated with the first user from the second application; and
establishing a mapping in a routing table between the first user of the first application and the second user of the second application based on the first application, the second application, the contact information associated with the second user from the first application, and the contact information associated with the first user from the second application.

US Pat. No. 10,608,637

SUPPLY VOLTAGE COMPENSATION FOR AN INPUT/OUTPUT DRIVER CIRCUIT USING CLOCK SIGNAL FREQUENCY COMPARISON

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. An input/output drive circuit, comprising:a first drive circuit configured to generate an input/output drive signal at an input/output node;
a second drive circuit configured to alter driving of the input/output drive signal in response to a localized voltage compensation signal generated as a function of a measured difference in frequency between a first clock signal generated in response to a supply voltage for the input/output drive circuit and a second clock signal generated in response to a fixed bandgap reference voltage;
a third drive circuit configured to alter driving of the input/output drive signal in response to a centralized operating condition compensation signal generated as a function of process and temperature variation;
a frequency comparison circuit configured to compare a frequency of the first clock signal to a frequency of the second clock signal to generate said measured difference in frequency; and
a binary code generator circuit configured to convert the measured difference in frequency to a digital voltage compensation code for the localized voltage compensation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,608,492

STATOR AND ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE INCLUDING THE SAME

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A stator comprising:a stator core having a plurality of slots in a circumferential direction; and
a plurality of stator windings placed in the plurality of slots, each of the plurality of stator windings is configured by bonding end parts of a plurality of conductor segments each of which is obtained by forming a conductor strand having a substantially rectangular cross section into a substantially U shape, wherein
each of the plurality of conductor segments includes a pair of linear parts to be inserted in a pair of slots formed in the stator core and different in the circumferential direction, a pair of inclined parts that is inclined and extends from end parts on an opposite side of the respective end parts of the pair of linear parts in an axis direction toward a center part so as to project toward the outside in the axis direction from an axis-direction end surface of the stator core, a projecting curve part that connects apical ends of the pair of inclined parts to each other and curves and projects toward the outside in the axis direction, and a crank-shaped part provided in the projecting curve part, and
at least connection parts between the respective pair of linear parts and the respective pair of inclined parts and a curved part of the projecting curve part are all bent parts having the same bend radius of minimum R, which has a size equal to or more than a sheet width of the conductor strand.

US Pat. No. 10,608,121

FINFET TRANSISTOR GATE AND EPITAXY FORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first semiconductor fin and a second semiconductor fin formed on a substrate, the first semiconductor fin adjacent to the second semiconductor fin;
a dielectric layer directly contacting a surface of the substrate and located between the first and second semiconductor fins such that the dielectric layer directly contacts sidewalls of the first and second semiconductor fins;
a semiconducting layer directly on the dielectric layer and directly contacting the sidewalls of the first and second semiconductor fins;
a first sacrificial gate including first and second gate spacers formed over a first channel region of the first semiconductor fin, and a second sacrificial gate including first and second gate spacers formed over a second channel region of the first semiconductor fin; and
a first epitaxy region formed directly on the semiconductor layer and directly contacting a surface of the first gate spacer of the first sacrificial gate and a second epitaxy region formed directly on the semiconductor layer and directly contacting a surface of the second gate spacer of the first sacrificial gate.