US Pat. No. 9,894,814

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter comprising:
a case having a housing space formed therein;
a first circuit section, which is a part of an electric power conversion circuit, disposed in an upper space of the housing
space, the first circuit section being formed by alternately stacking a plurality of semiconductor modules and a plurality
of cooling tubes, both ends of the plurality of cooling tubes being respectively connected by first connecting tubes and second
connecting tubes;

a second circuit section, which is another part of the electric power converter circuit, disposed in a lower space of the
housing space;

a first flow passage formed so that a fluid passes through while exchanging heat with the first circuit section, the first
flow passage comprised of the first connecting tubes, the second connecting tubes, and the plurality of cooling tubes;

a second flow passage formed so that the fluid passes through while exchanging heat with the second circuit section; and
a plate-like connecting plate attached in a state where a major surface thereof is disposed along a side wall of the case;
wherein,

connecting passages that communicate between the first flow passage and the second flow passage are formed in the connecting
plate.

US Pat. No. 9,890,136

SELECTIVE HDAC6 INHIBITORS

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A compound having the structure:

wherein
R1 is —NR5—C(?O)—R6 or —C(?O)—NR5R6,

wherein R5 and R6 are each, independently, hydroxyalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or C1-5 alkyl-aryl;

Ar1 is phenyl;

wherein when Ar1 is phenyl, then R1 is other than —C(?O)—NR5R6, where one of R5 or R6 is phenyl or quinoline and the other of R5 or R6 is —CH2CH2OH,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,889,135

COMPANION DIAGNOSTIC FOR CDK4 INHIBITORS

Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

1. A method for treating a subject having a cancer selected from the group consisting of liposarcoma, breast cancer, glioma
and glioblastoma, comprising obtaining a sample of the cancer before treatment of the subject with a CDK4 inhibitor selected
from the group consisting of an ATP-competitive inhibitor of CDK4, pyridopyrimidine compounds, pyrrolopyrimidine compounds,
indolocarbazole compounds, Palbociclib Isethionate, LEE011, LY2835219, PD0332991, Flavopiridol Hydrochloride, an antisense
oligonucleotide that inhibits the expression or activity of CDK4, a shRNA molecule that inhibits the expression or activity
of CDK4, a siRNA molecule that inhibits the expression or activity of CDK4 and combinations thereof, and determining, in one
or more cancer cells from the sample, the effect of treatment with the CDK4 inhibitor on the expression level of a MDM2 biomarker,
where if the MDM2 biomarker expression level is decreased following treatment with the CDK4 inhibitor, then initiating treatment
of the subject with a therapeutically effective amount of the CDK4 inhibitor.

US Pat. No. 9,894,820

SMT DIMM CONNECTOR AUTO SAFE REMOVE NOZZLE

Flextronics AP, LLC, Bro...

1. A method of removing a memory connector comprising:
a) heating a memory connector;
b) applying a force by a connector removing member to remove the memory connector from a PCB board; and
c) releasing the memory connector from the connector removing member when an amount of solder on the memory connector remains
solid.

US Pat. No. 9,894,819

SUCTION NOZZLE FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A suction nozzle for mounting an electronic component comprising:
an intake passage in which negative pressure is applied such that an electronic component is picked up at a tip of the suction
nozzle;

a pin that cuts across the intake passage at a section of the intake passage; and
a suction assistance section provided in a wall surrounding the intake passage and connecting a downstream side of the pin
and an upstream side of the pin within the intake passage,

wherein air flowing through the section of the intake passage is able to bypass the pin by flowing through the suction assistance
section.

US Pat. No. 9,894,818

TRAY FEEDER AND PART PROVIDING METHOD USING THE SAME

Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.,...

1. A tray feeder comprising:
a magazine which houses at least one tray for accommodating parts;
an inserting/extracting member which inserts a tray into the magazine or extracts one of the at least one tray from the magazine;
a buffer member which is positioned above the magazine, and includes a top buffer member and a bottom buffer member positioned
under the top buffer member, wherein the top buffer member supports a standby tray from which parts accommodated therein are
to be mounted on a board by a part mounting device, wherein the standby tray is housed in the magazine, and is extracted and
inserted into the top buffer member by the inserting/extracting member; and

a feeding member which is positioned above the inserting/extracting member, extracts the standby tray from the buffer member,
and supports the standby tray while the parts accommodated in the standby tray are adhered by the part mounting device,

wherein the feeding member inserts a mounted tray of which parts have been mounted on the board by the part mounting device
into the bottom buffer member,

wherein the inserting/extracting member is elevated or lowered to insert a tray into the magazine or extract one of the at
least one tray from the magazine,

wherein the standby tray is temporarily positioned on the top buffer member, and the mounted tray is temporarily positioned
on the bottom buffer member.

US Pat. No. 9,894,817

COMPOSITE ELECTROMAGNETIC-WAVE-ABSORBING SHEET

1. A composite electromagnetic-wave-absorbing sheet having improved uniformity of electromagnetic wave absorbability, comprising;
(a) a first electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film comprising a plastic film, and a single- or multi-layer thin metal film formed
on at least one surface of the plastic film, said thin metal film being provided with a plurality of substantially parallel,
intermittent, linear scratches with irregular widths and irregular intervals in plural directions;

(b) a second electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film comprising a resin or a rubber in which magnetic particles or non-magnetic,
conductive particles are dispersed; and

a thin carbon nanotube layer having a thickness (expressed by a coated amount) of 0.01-0.5 g/m2 formed on the thin metal film of said first electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film.

US Pat. No. 9,894,816

CIRCUIT MODULE

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

1. A circuit module, comprising:
a circuit board having a ground;
one or more electronic components provided on the circuit board;
a resin mold provided on the circuit board so as to seal the one or more electronic components in an insulating manner;
a conductive shield covering a top surface and side surfaces of the resin mold; and
a plurality of conductive poles provided in the resin mold, the plurality of conductive poles connecting a top surface of
the conductive shield and the ground of the circuit board,

wherein all of a plurality of rectangular regions on the top surface of the conductive shield have two sides with lengths
of a and b satisfying Formula (1) expressed as:

where fmax is a predetermined maximum usable frequency, ?r is a relative dielectric constant of the resin mold, m and n are any integers, and c is a light speed, each of the plurality
of rectangular regions being defined by side surfaces of the conductive shield and one or more of the plurality of conductive
poles, each of the plurality of rectangular regions including none of the plurality of conductive poles, and
wherein the plurality of conductive poles are arranged such that a distance between two closest conductive poles is equal
to or less than one-fourth of a wavelength at the predetermined maximum usable frequency in the resin mold.

US Pat. No. 9,894,815

HEAT REMOVAL ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH A POWER CONVERTER

General Electric Company,...

1. A heat removal assembly for use with a power converter, said heat removal assembly comprising:
a condenser; and
an evaporator coupled in flow communication with said condenser, said evaporator configured to channel working fluid therebetween,
said evaporator comprising:

a supply housing;
a receiving housing; and
at least one expansion housing extending between said supply housing and said receiving housing, wherein said at least one
expansion housing comprises a flow inlet defined at said supply housing and a flow outlet defined at said receiving housing,
said flow inlet sized smaller in cross-sectional size than said flow outlet;

wherein said at least one expansion housing comprises a plurality of expansion housings arranged in parallel between said
supply housing and said receiving housing.

US Pat. No. 9,894,813

ELECTRIC APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH FRAME AND POWER SUPPLY

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An electric apparatus comprising:
a casing;
a power supply accommodated in the casing and comprising:
a power supply board having a mounting surface; and
a power supply component mounted on the mounting surface;
a frame extending in a vertical direction and disposed outward of the power supply within the casing, the frame being formed
with a through-hole extending therethrough, the frame having a first part and a second part,

the through-hole having one open end open to an inner surface of the casing and another open end open to the power supply,
the through-hole facing the power supply component in a horizontal direction orthogonal to the vertical direction, the through-hole
being surrounded by an ambient portion of the frame,

the first part being made from a flame retardant resin and constituting at least a part of the ambient portion, the at least
a part of the ambient portion being positioned at a side the same as the power supply component with respect to the mounting
surface,

at least a part of the second part being made from a material having flame retardancy lower than that of the flame retardant
resin; and

a fan configured to generate an airflow directed from the power supply to the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,894,812

INVERTER CASE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An inverter case provided on a transaxle of a vehicle so as to be inclined downward toward a front side of the vehicle,
the inverter case comprising:
a refrigerant passage connection portion provided on a front side surface of the inverter case in a longitudinal direction
of the vehicle, the refrigerant passage connection portion having a shaft seal structure;

a refrigerant passage member disposed on the front side surface of the inverter case wherein one end of the refrigerant passage
member is connected to the refrigerant passage connection portion by the shaft seal structure, another end of the refrigerant
passage member is connected with a face seal structure to an opening on the front side surface of the inverter case, and the
refrigerant passage member is configured to introduce, into the inverter case, refrigerant flowing from outside the inverter
case, wherein the face seal structure is formed of a flange portion; and

a projecting portion provided on an upper part of the front side surface of the inverter case, the projecting portion being
configured such that a front side end of the projecting portion is placed at the front side of the vehicle relative to a front
side end of the refrigerant passage member in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,894,811

PROVISIONING COOLING ELEMENTS FOR CHILLERLESS DATA CENTERS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for providing multi-level distributed cooling to a data center, comprising:
providing a flow of liquid coolant to one or more racks including operating servers in the data center;
monitoring a liquid coolant temperature before the coolant has entered into one or more racks;
monitoring ambient temperature information;
adjusting cooling of the data center in accordance with the ambient temperature information, wherein cooling of the data center
is adjusted by decreasing cooling of the liquid coolant if the coolant temperature falls below a first coolant threshold temperature
by disengaging one or more liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers; and

turning on additional servers if the coolant temperature is below the first coolant threshold and all liquid-to-liquid heat
exchangers have been disengaged.

US Pat. No. 9,894,810

MODULARIZATION OF DATA CENTER FUNCTIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A data center comprising:
a component that supplies electrical power, data connectivity, and cooling media, and that exposes a plurality of interfaces
that are configured for connecting one or more function modules to said component;

a plurality of server modules that are connected to the component through the interfaces, each of said server modules comprising
one or more racks of servers, each of said server modules receiving said electric power, said data connectivity, and said
cooling media through one of the plurality of interfaces through which said individual server modules is connected to said
component; and

one or more of said function modules, each of the function modules implementing a function that provides a capability to the
data center, each of the function modules being connected to the data center by: (a) being attached to one of said server
modules; or (b) being attached to another one of the function modules; or (c) being attached to said component, said one or
more function modules including one or more first function modules and one or more second function modules, each of said first
function modules comprising electrical wires configured to carry said electrical power, data fiber configured to carry said
data connectivity, and conduits configured to carry said cooling media, said component being composed of said one or more
first function modules, said component being extensible to accommodate an additional number of said second function modules
by addition of one of said one or more of first function modules, and being reducible to accommodate a fewer number of said
second function modules by removal of said one of said one or more first function modules.

US Pat. No. 9,894,809

SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING COOLING AIR FROM SUB-FLOOR SPACE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for performing computing operations, comprising:
a computing room comprising a raised floor;
a sub-floor space under the raised floor;
one or more rack computing systems in the computing room, wherein at least one of the rack computing systems comprises:
a rack comprising one or more rack air inlets; and
one or more computing devices in the rack;
one or more conduits, wherein at least one of the conduits comprises:
one or more passageways;
one or more inlet portions configured to couple with one or more openings in the raised floor, wherein at least one of the
inlet portions is configured to receive air from the sub-floor space and pass at least a portion of the air to at least one
passageway of the one or more passageways; and

a plurality of nozzles connected to the at least one passageway of the one or more passageways and configured to direct air
out of the at least one passageway across at least one gap to at least one rack air inlet of at least one of the rack computing
systems, wherein a particular nozzle of the plurality of nozzles has an exit cross-sectional area that is smaller than an
inlet cross-sectional area of the particular nozzle and a particular exit orifice having a particular exit orifice cross-sectional
shape, and the particular nozzle is configured to provide a particular airflow pattern to a particular position of a particular
rack computing system, wherein a different nozzle of the plurality of nozzles is configured to provide a different airflow
pattern to a different position of the particular rack computing system, and wherein the different nozzle has a different
exit orifice having a different exit orifice cross-sectional shape that differs from the particular cross-sectional shape
of the particular nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,894,808

COMPRESSED AIR COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for removing heat from components in a computer room of a data center, comprising:
one or more air storage containers configured to hold compressed air;
one or more air compressors configured to supply compressed air to at least one of the one or more air storage containers;
one or more plenums in fluid communication with the at least one of the one or more air storage containers, wherein:
each of the one or more plenums is a chamber configured to receive compressed air from the at least one of the one or more
air storage containers, wherein compressed air received by the chamber of the plenum expands to at least partially decompress
while inside the chamber before being discharged out of the chamber;

at least one plenum of the one or more plenums is configured to discharge air out of the at least one plenum to supply the
discharged air to the computer room in order to remove heat from the components; and

each computer component from which heat is removed by the air in the at least one plenum is located outside the at least one
plenum; and at least one compressed air storage chamber in fluid communication between the at least one plenum of the one
or more plenums and the at least one of the one or more air storage containers.

US Pat. No. 9,894,807

CHANGEABLE, AIRFLOW VENTING COVER ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRONICS RACK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a changeable cover assembly sized to cover, at least in part, an air outlet side of an electronics rack, the changeable cover
assembly facilitating redirecting and venting airflow passing therethrough egressing from the air outlet side of the electronics
rack, and the changeable cover assembly comprising:

a frame with at least one opening through which air egressing from the air outlet side of the electronics rack passes;
multiple different types of vent covers coupled to the frame and overlying, at least in part, the at least one opening in
the frame to facilitate redirecting and venting the air passing therethrough, one vent cover of the multiple different types
of vent covers being changeable to change a direction of vented air egressing from the changeable cover assembly, and an other
vent cover of the multiple different types of vent covers directing at least two egressing airflow streams passing through
the other vent cover to intersect upon being vented from the other vent cover to reduce momentum of the at least two egressing
airflow streams; and

wherein the changeable cover assembly further comprises at least one electromagnetic compatibility screen within the at least
one opening in the frame, the multiple vent covers overlying the at least one electromagnetic compatibility screen.

US Pat. No. 9,894,806

METHOD FOR FORMATION OF SYSTEM TO INCREASE SERVER'S DENSITY IN DATACENTER

International Business Ma...

1. A method for forming a system, said method comprising:
securing a cooling conduit at a first port on a top surface of each rack container of a plurality of rack units to allow a
cooling fluid to flow through a flexible tube into said each rack container via the cooling conduit that encapsulates the
flexible tube, said rack units stacked in a first direction that is parallel to a floor,

wherein the cooling conduit comprises a first segment, a second segment, and a third segment,
wherein the first segment is linked to, perpendicular to, and in direct physical contact with, the second segment through
a first articulation,

wherein the second segment is linked to, parallel to, and in direct physical contact with, the third segment through a second
articulation,

wherein the first and second articulations are configured to rotate horizontally in a plane parallel to the floor to enable
the flexible tube to maintain smooth contact with the top surface of said each rack container,

wherein the cooling conduit of each rack container is located at a front side of said each rack container, and
wherein the exhaust conduit of each rack container is located at a back side of said each rack container.

US Pat. No. 9,894,805

HEAT SINK AND MEMORY MODULE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A heat sink for a memory module, the heat sink comprising:
a thermally conductive base plate configured to be mounted on a module board;
a plurality of radiation fins protruding outwardly from the base plate; and
a pocket cover extending outwardly from an opening formed in the base plate, wherein the pocket cover covers a passive device,
on the module board, that protrudes through the opening, wherein the pocket cover comprises:

a first portion extending from an upper surface of the base plate and configured to cover a side surface of the passive device;
and

a second portion extending orthogonally from the first portion and configured to cover a top surface of the passive device.

US Pat. No. 9,894,803

THERMAL SINK WITH AN EMBEDDED HEAT PIPE

Abaco Systems, Inc., Hun...

1. A thermal sink comprising:
a heat sink at least partially comprised of thermally-conductive material, wherein the heat sink has a unitary, planar base
portion comprising a first side that can be placed in contact with or proximate to one or more heat-producing components and
a second side opposite the first side, said second side having a finned region and a non-finned region, said finned region
with fins thereon and valleys between the fins, each fin having one or more heights;

one or more heat pipes each having a length, wherein at least one of the one or more heat pipes has at least a first portion
of its length in contact with the non-finned region of the second side and at least a second portion of its length is at least
partially embedded in the one or more heights of the fins of the finned region,

wherein the second portion of the at least one heat pipe embedded in the one or more heights of the fins of the finned region
is elevated away from the valleys between the fins.

US Pat. No. 9,894,782

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A foldable display device, comprising:
a supporting back plate; and
a display screen including a first display part and a second display part arranged in the front side of the supporting back
plate;

wherein the supporting back plate includes a first supporting part and a second supporting part, the first display part being
arranged on a surface of the first supporting part and the second display part being arranged on a surface of the second supporting
part, and the first supporting part and the second supporting part can bend towards to the reverse side of the supporting
back plate through a folding connection;

one end of the display screen is fixedly connected to the first supporting part, and the other end of the display screen is
slidably connected to the second supporting part; and

the display screen has a length larger than that of the supporting back plate, and one end of the display screen wraps around
a tail end of second supporting part and extends to the reverse side of the second supporting part, the tail end of the second
supporting part having a round structure protruding from surfaces of the second supporting part to improve the strength of
the tail end of the second supporting part, and configured to be wrapped by the second display part when the foldable display
device is in the unfolding state.

US Pat. No. 9,894,780

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RESIN MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a resin multilayer substrate including a cavity, the method comprising the steps of:
stacking a plurality of insulation substrates including thermoplastic resins; and
thermocompression-bonding the plurality of insulation substrates;
wherein at least one insulation substrate of the plurality of insulation substrates is manufactured by a method including:
affixing a peelable carrier film to one main surface of the at least one insulation substrate;
forming a through hole for a via hole in the at least one insulation substrate having the carrier film affixed to the one
main surface of the at least one insulation substrate from a carrier film side;

making a cut in the at least one insulation substrate from a surface opposite to the one main surface of the at least one
insulation substrate and having the carrier film affixed to the at least one insulation substrate with the through hole, the
cut being designed to form the cavity, penetrating the at least one insulation substrate in a thickness direction and not
penetrating the carrier film in a thickness direction of the carrier film;

charging a conductive material into the through hole for the via hole in the at least one insulation substrate from the carrier
film side; and

removing the carrier film and a portion of the at least one insulation substrate that is cut out by the cut after charging
the conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,894,770

EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An embedded electronic component, comprising:
a body portion having a contact pad formed thereon;
a passivation layer formed on a surface of the body portion and exposing a portion of the contact pad;
a first pad formed on the passivation layer and connected with the contact pad;
a rearrangement portion formed on the passivation layer and connected to a lateral surface of the first pad;
a second pad formed on the passivation layer and connected to a lateral surface of the rearrangement portion; and
an insulating layer covering the passivation layer, the first pad, the rearrangement portion and the second pad and exposing
a portion of the second pad,

wherein the first pad is spaced apart from the second pad, and
wherein an upper surface of the first pad is convexly protruded and the protruded surface is higher than an upper surface
of the second pad.

US Pat. No. 9,894,759

SHAPED SUBSTRATE WITH ARRANGEMENT OF SOLID STATE LIGHT SOURCES

1. An apparatus comprising:
a solid state lighting module comprising a substrate comprising a plurality of finger sections extending from an interconnecting
base, each finger section having a constantly varying width along a length thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,894,752

INDUCTORS FOR CIRCUIT BOARD THROUGH HOLE STRUCTURES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a plated through hole having a via portion and a stub portion; and
a self-coupled inductor electrically coupled to the via portion, the self-coupled inductor including a first inductor in series
with a second inductor, the first and second inductors being mutually coupled to reduce a capacitive effect of the stub portion,
wherein the first and second inductors are direct first and second approximately 180 degree paths connected to the plated
through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,894,742

DIMMER WITH PHOTO SENSOR AND HIGH/LOW CLAMPING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A circuit for controlling a level of brightness of a light electrically coupled to a dimming circuit including control
leads configured to provide a dimming control voltage to a dimmable driver, the dimming control voltage having a permissible
voltage range, the circuit comprising:
a photo sensor for detecting an ambient light level in the vicinity of the light;
a clamp controller for selectively reducing the dimming control voltage to a clamped voltage range less than the permissible
voltage range; and

a feedback controller for adjusting the dimming control voltage in response to a detected ambient light level, the dimming
control voltage being within the clamped voltage range;

wherein the detected ambient light level is compared to a desired ambient light level, the feedback controller adjusting the
dimming control voltage to adjust the level of brightness of the light to cause and actual ambient light level to converge
toward the desired ambient light level; and

wherein the desired ambient light level is set via a reference voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,894,731

METHOD AND CIRCUIT APPARATUS FOR DETECTING A FAILURE OF AT LEAST ONE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE IN A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRANGEMENT

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method for detecting a failure of at least one light emitting diode in a light emitting diode arrangement to which a
supply current is applied by a constant-current source via a supply terminal and in which a respective luminous state of the
light emitting diodes is set individually or in groups by means of a respective switching element by respective short-circuiting,
comprising:
tapping off by a circuit apparatus at the supply terminal a voltage signal of a chain voltage dropped across the light emitting
diodes, the voltage signal dependent on the respective switching state of the switching elements,

feeding the voltage signal to an analog maximum value detector of the circuit apparatus,
operating the maximum value detector for a predetermined measurement time duration and
providing a maximum value signal of the voltage signal at an output of the maximum value detector after the measurement time
duration.

US Pat. No. 9,894,727

SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR DRIVING A PLURALITY OF HIGH POWERED LED UNITS

OPULENT ELECTRONICS INTER...

1. A device having an input port and a plurality of output ports comprising:
a reverse polarity protector arranged to be electrically connected to the input port and each of the plurality of output ports;
and

a plurality of open circuit protection circuits, each of the plurality of open circuit protection circuits operable to connect
to an output port;

wherein the reverse polarity protector is operable to negate the polarity requirement in the event where a load is connected
with a wrong polarity to any of the output ports; and the open circuit protection circuit is operable to form a closed loop
series connection in the event where no load is connected to an output port or when a load breaks down.

US Pat. No. 9,894,719

LED DRIVER AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM RELATED TO THE SAME

Epistar Corporation, Hsi...

1. A driver for connecting to a power line and a ground power line, comprising:
a buffer layer, comprising a GaN based material;
a bridge rectifier formed on the buffer layer, comprising a rectifying diode; and
a constant current source formed on the buffer layer, wherein the first constant current source is connected between the power
line and the ground power line to provide a constant current.

US Pat. No. 9,894,707

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING ACTIVE TIME OF UE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for determining an active time of user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
when a base station is in a DTX sleep state, determining whether a specified trigger condition is satisfied; and
if the specified trigger condition is satisfied, sending a wake-up message to the base station to request the base station
to extend a discontinuous transmission (DTX) active time;

acquiring extension information of the DTX active time of the base station, wherein the extension information is used to indicate
extension performed by the base station on the DTX active time of the base station; and

adjusting a DTX active time of the UE according to the extension information, and using an overlapped time between the DTX
active time of the UE and a discontinuous reception (DRX) active time of the UE as an active time of the UE for listening
on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) channel, wherein the DTX active time of the UE is the DTX active time of the
base station learned by the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,894,677

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A SCHEDULER AT AN ACCESS NODE

SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P., Ov...

1. A method for configuring a scheduler at an access node, the method comprising:
determining at least two regions for a coverage area of the access node, wherein
a first region is bounded by a first distance from the access node and a second region is bounded by a second distance from
the access node such that the second distance is greater than the first distance, and

the second region is bounded by the first distance such that the second region does not intersect with the first region;
calculating scheduling metrics for wireless devices in communication with the access node, the scheduling metrics being based
on a channel quality indicator for each of the wireless devices, an average data rate for each of the wireless devices, and
a determined fairness for a coverage region associated with each of the wireless devices, wherein the determined fairness
for a particular coverage region is based on data rates for the wireless devices associated with the particular coverage region
and a number of the wireless devices associated with the particular coverage region;

scheduling wireless transmissions to wireless devices based on the calculated scheduling metrics such that a wireless transmission
is scheduled for a wireless device with a largest scheduling metric from amongst the wireless devices in communication with
the access node.

US Pat. No. 9,894,672

METHOD AND ACCESS NETWORK DEVICE FOR INTERFERENCE COORDINATION

China Academy Of Telecomm...

1. A method for interference coordination, comprising:
obtaining time-frequency resource of a cell, and dividing the time-frequency resource into a plurality of resource subsets;
dividing users to be scheduled in the cell into a plurality of user groups according to Angle Of Arrival (AOA) of wave, wherein
the number of the user groups is equal to the number of the resource subsets, and each of the user groups has its respective
sequence of priorities for selecting among the resource subsets;

transmitting information on the user group comprising the AOA, information on the resource subsets, and the respective sequence
of priorities for selecting among the resource subsets for each of the user groups in the cell to neighboring cells, after
said dividing users to be scheduled in the cell into a plurality of user groups according to AOA of wave, wherein each of
the neighboring cells adjusts the resource subsets and the respective sequence of priorities for selecting among the resource
subsets for each user group of a plurality of user groups in the neighboring cell based on a rule that the time-frequency
resource of one of the user groups in the neighboring cell is not conflicted with the time-frequency resource of one of the
user groups in the cell, while the AOA of one of the user groups in the neighboring cell is same as that of one of the user
groups in the cell, after receiving the information on the user group comprising the AOA, information on the resource subsets,
and the respective sequence of priorities for selecting among the resource subsets for each of the user groups in the cell;
and

allocating the time-frequency resource in the one of the resource subsets to the users of one of the user groups with the
same AOA, according to the sequence of priorities for selecting among the resource subsets for one of the user groups.

US Pat. No. 9,894,666

BASE STATION APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH A MOBILE BASE STATION

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

8. A base station communicating with one or more mobile stations in a mobile communication network, a method comprising:
receiving measurement reports from the one or more mobile stations; maintaining a list of peripheral base stations that are
located at a periphery of the base station, and, for each of the periphery base stations, a number of the measurement reports
corresponding to the peripheral base station;

during a first cycle and a second cycle longer than the first cycle, searching for peripheral base stations, and, if a new
peripheral base station is found, adding the new peripheral base station to the list; and

during only the second cycle, if a number of the peripheral base stations in the list reaches a predetermined maximum value,
deleting at least one of the peripheral base station from the list according to an ascending order of the number of the measurement
reports for each of the periphery base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,894,656

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WHICH SUPPORTS A PLURALITY OF COMPONENT CARRIERS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transceiving data with a base station in a system which supports a plurality of component carriers, the method
performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:
receiving, from a base station, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including control information allocating resources,
wherein the control information is scrambled by a semi-persistent scheduling cell radio network temporary identifier (SPS
C-RNTI); and

transceiving data with the base station through a component carrier based on the control information,
wherein when the control information includes a carrier indicator field (CIF) and the control information is set for an SPS
activation or an SPS release, the PDCCH is only received in a common search space (CSS).

US Pat. No. 9,894,651

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR D2D COMMUNICATIONS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) in a hybrid communication network, comprising:
a controller; and
a transceiver, wherein the controller is configured to cause the transceiver to:
transmit a scheduling request to a first eNodeB (eNB), wherein the scheduling request indicates that the UE is capable of
device-to-device (D2D) communications;

receive a scheduling assignment (SA) from the first eNB, wherein the SA indicates resources to be used by a first UE for device-to-device
(D2D) communications with the first eNB, wherein the SA includes a retransmission time pattern index that is associated with
a retransmission time pattern indicator;

wherein the SA indicates a D2D transmission time domain pattern, including periodicity of a D2D data transmission burst, and
a period of transmission and retransmission of a D2D transport block; and wherein the SA indicates a first set of frequency
domain resources for control or SA transmissions, and also indicates a second set of frequency domain resources for transmissions
of D2D transport blocks or data, and

communicate with the first eNB according to the SA.

US Pat. No. 9,894,804

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic control unit for controlling a control target, the electronic control unit comprising:
a board having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a high-heat-generating device mounted on the first surface of the board and configured to generate heat greater than a predetermined
heat value when the electronic control unit operates;

a controller configured to control the control target by controlling the high-heat-generating device;
a heat-dissipating member having a first surface located facing the first surface of the board, the first surface of the heat-dissipating
member being recessed to form a recess capable of holding the high-heat-generating device, and

a heat-conducting member located between the board and the heat-dissipating member and in contact with both the high-heat-generating
device and the recess to transfer the heat of the high-heat-generating device to the heat-dissipating member, wherein

the recess is shaped to match a shape of the high-heat-generating device, and
the high-heat-generating device on the board is surrounded by the heat-conducting member;
the high-heat-generating device includes a plurality of high-heat-generating devices mounted on the first surface of the board;
the recess includes a plurality of recesses each corresponding to a different one of the high-heat-generating devices or a
part of a different one of the high-heat-generating devices mounted to the first surface of the board;

the recesses have the same depths from the first surface of the heat-dissipating member; and
the high-heat-generating devices corresponding to the recesses have the same height from the first surface of the board.

US Pat. No. 9,894,802

PASSIVE SYSTEM OF POWERING AND COOLING WITH LIQUID METAL AND METHOD THEREOF

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A passive system of powering and cooling with a liquid metal for a digital system, comprising:
a digital device operatively coupled to a first printed circuit board;
a hollow conductive channel body attached to the first printed circuit board to circulate the liquid metal to flow within
the conductive channel body so as to transfer heat generated by the digital device and electrically charging the liquid metal
to deliver electrical power to the digital device;

a tube to deliver the liquid metal in and out of the hollow conductive channel body, the tube configured to passively deliver
the liquid metal based on a flow that is induced by gravity and density changes in the liquid metal in the event of a loss
of primary power; and

a pair of electrodes operatively coupled to the tube to transfer electrons to the liquid metal.

US Pat. No. 9,894,801

COLD PLATE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cold plate for cooling electronics, comprising:
an interface plate configured for arrangement on an electronics assembly, wherein the interface plate comprises a plurality
of active areas arranged for alignment over respective heat-generating portions of the electronics assembly and non-active
areas between the active areas;

an opposing plate, wherein edges of the interface plate and the opposing plate are joined to form a plenum therebetween, wherein
the plenum defines a cooling fluid flow axis from a first end of the plenum to the second end of the plenum, wherein the plenum
includes active plenum volumes aligned with the active areas of the interface plate and non-active plenum volumes aligned
with the non-active areas of the interface plate, wherein a first width of the active plenum volumes in a first transverse
direction to the cooling fluid flow axis is larger than a second width of the non-active plenum volumes in the first transverse
direction, and wherein a first thickness of the active plenum volumes in a second transverse direction to the cooling fluid
flow axis and orthogonal to the first transverse direction is larger than a second thickness of the non-active plenum volumes;
and

a plurality of cooling fins arranged in each of the plurality of active plenum volumes, wherein the surfaces of the cooling
fins are arranged along the cooling fluid flow axis.

US Pat. No. 9,894,800

CONSTRICTED CONVECTION COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A system for cooling an electronic display having a posterior display surface and contained within a housing, the system
comprising:
a constricted convection plate placed posterior to the posterior display surface and covering the majority of the posterior
display surface;

a channel formed between the constricted convection plate and the posterior display surface; and
a fan placed to draw ambient air through the channel;
wherein the constricted convection plate thermally isolates electrical components for operating the electronic display from
the posterior display surface.

US Pat. No. 9,894,799

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a rack;
a mount housing in which an electronic component is housed, and mounted in the rack from a front face side or rear face side
of the rack; and

a movable duct configured to have a housed state where the movable duct is retracted from an opening formed in a sidewall
part of the mount housing and is housed in the mount housing and an opened state where the movable duct is moved to outside
of the mount housing through the opening so as to form a ventilation flue located outside the mount housing and communicating
with the opening, wherein

the movable duct is arranged on one side in a front-rear direction of the sidewall part of the mount housing, and
the ventilation flue includes an inlet/outlet arranged outside the mount housing and facing in one of front and rear directions
of the mount housing in the opened state.

US Pat. No. 9,894,798

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY AND SUPPORT DEVICE THEREOF

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A support device, configured to support an object comprising a plurality of mounting elements, the support device comprising:
a support element, wherein a mounting path is formed on the support element for holding the plurality of mounting elements
of the object;

a first linking element;
a blocking element configured to be driven by the first linking element to move;
an operating element, wherein the first linking element is configured to drive the blocking element in response to operation
of the operating element; and

an elastic element arranged between the support element and the operating element, wherein the blocking element is held at
a first position in response to an elastic force of the elastic element;

wherein when the blocking element is located at the first position, the blocking element blocks the mounting path of the support
element;

wherein when the blocking element is located at a second position, the blocking element does not block the mounting path of
the support element.

US Pat. No. 9,894,797

APPARATUSES FOR MANIPULATING POWER SWITCH OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE LOCATED IN REMOTE POSITION WITHIN STORAGE CABINET

Oracle International Corp...

1. A system for manipulating a power switch of an electronic device, comprising:
a base member that is non-movably attachable relative to a power switch of an electronic device; and
a manipulation assembly movably mountable to the base member for manipulating the power switch of the electronic device, wherein
the manipulation assembly includes:

a first tool slidably attached to the base member for movement relative to the base member along a first axis in a first direction
towards the power switch to manipulate the power switch into an on position and along the first axis in an opposite second
direction away from the power switch when manipulated by the power switch; and

a second tool slidably attached to the base member for movement relative to the base member along a second axis to manipulate
the power switch into an off position.

US Pat. No. 9,894,796

SLAM LATCH

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 9,894,795

ELECTRICAL HARDWARE MODULE RETENTION INTERLOCK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a body, the body having an opening defined therein; and
a toggle-interlock assembly, the toggle-interlock assembly being coupled to the body, the toggle-interlock assembly including
a toggle portion and an interlock portion, the toggle-interlock assembly having a first configuration and a second configuration,
wherein when the toggle-interlock assembly is in the first configuration, the toggle portion physically blocks at least part
of the opening while the interlock portion is stowed, and wherein when the toggle-interlock assembly is in the second configuration,
the toggle portion does not physically block access to the opening while the interlock portion is in a deployed position,
the deployed position being arranged to prevent the apparatus from being inserted into a chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,894,794

PORTABLE WIRELESS KEY

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A portable wireless key that performs at least a control pertaining to locking and unlocking of a door lock of a vehicle
through a wireless communication with the vehicle, the portable wireless key comprising:
a circuit board having a push switch on a surface, the push switch having a movable projection;
a switch operation cover made of a soft cover material that is capable of being deformed and restored from deformation, the
switch operation cover having an operation portion that is deformed to be depressed according to a user's pressing operation
and is deformed to be restored to an original position when being released from the user's pressing operation, the switch
operation cover having a recessed surface portion defining a recess on a rear side of the switch operation cover at a position
corresponding to the operation portion;

a hard deformable cover made of a hard cover material that is capable of being deformed with an application of a pressing
force greater than a pressing force that causes deformation of the operation portion, the hard deformable cover being disposed
between the switch operation cover and the circuit board, the hard deformable cover having a base plate portion and a swing
portion at a position located between the operation portion and the movable projection, the swing portion being configured
to protrude toward the switch operation cover from a top surface of the base plate portion and to be received in the recess
of the recessed surface portion of the switch operation cover, the swing portion being configured to move down according to
a depressing deformation of the operation portion when the operation portion is pressed by the user's pressing operation thereby
to press the movable projection, and to move up and to be restored to an original position with a restoring deformation of
the operation portion to release the movable projection from a pressed state when the operation portion is released from the
user's pressing operation; and

an elastically deformable cover disposed between the switch operation cover and the hard deformable cover, the elastically
deformable cover having a projected step portion projecting toward the operation portion at a position located between the
operation portion and the swing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,894,793

CABLE MANAGEMENT BRACKET

International Business Ma...

1. A cable management bracket comprising:
a first planar surface and a second planar surface connected by a bend line, wherein the first and second planar surfaces
form a cable bracket body, wherein the bend line is formed by bending sheet metal comprising the cable bracket body at substantially
90°;

a plurality of cable tie-down points placed on the first planar surface, wherein the cable tie-down points include flush cable
tie-down points and protruding cable tie-down points;

two pairs of guide tabs placed on the second planar surface;
two attachment clamps coupled to the cable bracket body, the two attachment clamps being configured to attach to two respective
mount points located on two respective vertically aligned horizontal rails, wherein the attachment clamps are separated by
a distance equal to a separation distance of horizontal rail slide mount points, wherein each of the two attachment clamps
further comprise:

a pair of retractable teeth, wherein the teeth each have an inclined edge and a straight edge;
a retraction pull tab;
a back plate, wherein the back plate includes a pair of back plate slots which correspond to the pair of retractable teeth;
an upward curved edge disposed on an end of each attachment clamp;
a pair of attachment points mounted to the first planar surface; and
a plurality of bends, wherein the plurality of bends span each attachment clamp from the first planar surface to the second
planar surface and are configured to generate a spring back force;

wherein the two pairs of guide tabs correspond to the two attachment clamps, wherein a first guide tab of each of the two
pairs of guide tabs is placed above each attachment clamp and wherein a second guide tab of each of the two pairs of guide
tabs is placed below each attachment clamp, wherein a distance between each of the first and second guide tabs corresponds
to a height of the vertically aligned horizontal rails;

two protruding tabs corresponding to each of the two attachment clamps, wherein each of the protruding tabs includes a contact
protuberance substantially parallel to each of the first guide tabs;

a first planar surface fold disposed on an end of the first planar surface, wherein the first planar surface fold is bent
substantially 90° towards an inside of the cable bracket body; and

a second planar surface fold disposed on an end of the second planar surface.

US Pat. No. 9,894,792

DISPLAY PANEL, ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND BONDING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display panel, comprising:
a pad region receiving a drive signal from an external source; and
a display region connected to the pad region to display an image by the received drive signal,
wherein the pad region includes a first pad group and a second pad group adjacent to each other in a first direction,
the first pad group includes a plurality of first pads extending along a plurality of first imaginary lines, the second pad
group includes a plurality of second pads extending along a plurality of second imaginary lines, and

wherein the plurality of the first pads and the plurality of the second pads are arrayed in the first direction,
wherein the plurality of the first imaginary lines and the plurality of the second imaginary lines cross a reference line
extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction,

wherein one pad group of the first pad group and the second pad group is disposed between the other one pad group of the first
pad group and the second pad group and the reference line in the first direction,

wherein the plurality of first imaginary lines substantially converges into a first point and the plurality of second imaginary
lines substantially converges into a second point, and

wherein the first point and the second point are located at different positions.

US Pat. No. 9,894,791

IMPLEMENTATION METHOD FOR STACKED CONNECTION BETWEEN ISOLATED CIRCUIT COMPONENTS AND THE CIRCUIT THEREOF

SHENZHEN XILONG TOY COMPA...

1. An implementation method for stacked connection between a plurality of isolated circuit components, each of the plurality
of isolated circuit components including at least an insulating surface and a pin, comprising:
directly connecting a first pin of a first isolated circuit component with a first pin of a second isolated circuit component;
directly connecting a second pin of the first isolated circuit component with a first pin of a third isolated circuit component;
directly connecting an insulating surface of the second isolated circuit component with an insulating surface of the third
isolated circuit component; and

making the plurality of isolated circuit components form an integrated module in accordance with a desired connection configuration
of a circuit, and saving circuit boards and wires.

US Pat. No. 9,894,790

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An electronic component module, comprising:
a substrate;
at least one electronic component mounted on the substrate;
a mold part sealing the at least one electronic component and having via holes penetrating through the mold part; and
connection conductors respectively embedded in the via holes, and having one end bonded to a surface of the substrate,
wherein each of the connection conductors comprises at least two steps, and horizontal cross-sectional areas that gradually
become smaller in a direction of the substrate,

wherein each of the via holes comprise a side wall and a horizontal extension surface horizontally increasing a cross-sectional
area of the via holes, and

a degree of roughness of the horizontal extension surface is greater than a degree of roughness of the side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,894,789

STRUCTURED FABRICS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. Apparatus, comprising:
fabric having a first plurality of openings;
a stiffener having a second plurality of openings; and
a layer of adhesive interposed between the fabric and the stiffener, wherein the layer of adhesive includes a third plurality
of openings, wherein the first plurality of openings is aligned with the second and third plurality of openings, and wherein
the first plurality of openings comprises diamond-shaped openings.

US Pat. No. 9,894,788

FIELD REPLACEABLE POWER SUPPLY CARTRIDGE

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A power supply system, comprising:
a power supply cartridge including a cartridge body having a plurality of sides, a one of the sides of the cartridge body
having an electrical connector, a key feature being defined on the one of the sides of the cartridge body, the key feature
having a protruding portion including four side walls, a first one of the side walls of the protruding portion of the key
feature having a first length being different than a second length of a second one of the side walls of the protruding portion
of the key feature;

a socket including a socket body being coupleable to an electrical wire and having a plurality of sides, a one of the sides
of the socket body having another electrical connector adapted for being releasably coupled with the electrical connector
of the cartridge body, another key feature being defined on the one of the sides of the socket body, the another key feature
having a recessed portion including four side walls, a first one of the side walls of the recessed portion of the another
key feature having a first length being different than a second length of a second one of the side walls of the recessed portion
of the another key feature;

wherein the key feature has a shape corresponding to another shape of the another key feature such that the cartridge body
is adapted for being releasably coupleable with the socket body in a single predetermined orientation with the first one of
the side walls of the key feature facing toward the first one of the side walls of the another key feature.

US Pat. No. 9,894,787

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COUPLING SECTIONS OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A housing for an electronic device comprising:
a first section constructed from a first conductive material and forming a first portion of an external sidewall of the housing,
the first section including, within a curve of a spline:

a corner portion having a first thickness; and
at least part of an interface portion having a second thickness greater than the first thickness;
a second section constructed from a second conductive material and forming a second portion of the external sidewall; and
a joining portion structurally coupling the first section to the second section and forming a third portion of the external
sidewall, the joining portion configured to mechanically interlock with the interface portion;

wherein the first section is electrically isolated from the second section.

US Pat. No. 9,894,786

SHEET METAL HOUSING FOR AN ELECTRONIC CONTROLLING UNIT

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A sheet metal housing for an electronic controlling unit of a car, the sheet metal housing comprising:
a first housing edge;
a second housing edge, the sheet metal housing being fixable in a holding element of the car with said first housing edge
and said second housing edge, said first housing edge and said second housing edge are disposed at opposite sides of the sheet
metal housing;

a first mounting element disposed at said first housing edge, said first mounting element containing a first, a second and
a third contact face for contacting the holding element to fix the sheet metal housing in the holding element, said first
contact face disposed at a lower side of said first mounting element, said second contact face disposed at an outer side of
said first mounting element, and said third contact face disposed an upper side opposite to said lower side; and

a second mounting element disposed at said second housing edge, said second mounting element containing a first, a second
and a third contact face for contacting the holding element to fix the sheet metal housing in the holding element, said first
contact face of said second mounting element disposed at a lower side of said second mounting element, said second contact
face of said second mounting element disposed at an outer side of said second mounting element, and said third contact face
of said second mounting element disposed at an upper side opposite to said lower side of said second mounting element.

US Pat. No. 9,894,785

CASE STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An electronic control device mounted on a vehicle, comprising:
a circuit board mounted with an electronic part;
a case covering the circuit board; and
a breathing portion having a filter film disposed between the inside and the outside of the case, wherein
the breathing portion is provided between two surfaces of the case and has a breathing path which connects an opening portion
provided in at least either of the two surfaces and the filter film, the breathing path being provided within the case,

wherein each of the two surfaces has the opening portion, and the breathing path communicates with each of the opening portions
within the case, and

the case made of resin is a resin base, and a bottom surface of the breathing path of the resin base has a slanting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,894,784

DISPLAY APPARATUS

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a display panel;
a chassis structure which holds the display panel; and
a rear cover which covers the chassis structure, wherein
the chassis structure includes a first chassis member in which a recess includes an opening which opens toward a display panel
side, and a second chassis member having a plate shape, and mounted on the first chassis member, covering at least a portion
of the opening of the recess, and

the second chassis member includes openings corresponding to regions of the first chassis member which are not recessed.

US Pat. No. 9,894,783

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN ELASTIC MEMBER

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electronic device comprising: a framework having a plurality of ribs to define a plurality of receiving grooves, each
receiving groove being exposed to an exterior in a first horizontal direction and a vertical direction perpendicular to each
other, and further having a pair of apertures in the ribs; a plurality of modules being configured to be adapted to be only
horizontally assembled into the receiving grooves, each of the modules having a pair of through holes; and a pair of elastic
members mounted to the respective module, each of the elastic members comprising a protrusion extending through the through
hole toward a corresponding rib to fit into a corresponding aperture in a floating manner in a second horizontal direction
perpendicular to both said first horizontal direction and said vertical direction; wherein said protrusion is constantly urged
by a resilient beam in said second horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,894,781

NOTCHED DISPLAY LAYERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a display having a thin-film transistor layer and a color filter layer that form a rectangular active region of the display,
wherein the rectangular active region has a pair of opposing long edges and a pair of opposing short edges;

a notch in an outer peripheral edge of the thin-film transistor layer, wherein the outer peripheral edge runs along one of
the short edges of the rectangular active region, wherein the notch forms a recessed edge that is recessed with respect to
the outer peripheral edge, wherein the notch does not extend into the color filter layer, and wherein the notch does not extend
into the rectangular active region of the display; and

a button, wherein the recessed edge of the thin-film transistor layer only partially surrounds the button, and wherein the
button extends laterally beyond the outer peripheral edge of the thin-film transistor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,894,779

EMBEDDED COMPONENT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Nan Ya PCB Corp., Taoyua...

1. An embedded component substrate, comprising:
a substrate having at least one cavity, a first surface and a second surface;
at least one electronic component formed in the at least one cavity;
a first wiring layer extending from the first surface of the substrate to a sidewall and a bottom of the at least one cavity,
wherein the first wiring layer directly contacts the at least one electronic component; and

an adhesion layer formed in the at least one cavity, wherein the first wiring layer directly contacts a top surface and a
bottom surface of the adhesion layer.

US Pat. No. 9,894,778

ACF STICKING METHOD AND ACF STICKING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An Anisotropic Conductive Film (ACF) sticking method for sticking an ACF to a substrate, the method comprising:
under-receiving the substrate on which a film-shaped component is mounted by a under-receiving section;
transporting a tape member that is obtained by bonding a base tape to the ACF by a tape transport section included in a sticking
head and causing a sticking surface of the ACF to the substrate to face the substrate under-received by the under-receiving
section;

pressing the ACF together with the base tape on the substrate by a pressing tool included in the sticking head and sticking
the ACF to the substrate on which the film-shaped component is mounted;

peeling the ACF sticking to the substrate from the base tape by moving a peeling member in a horizontal direction by causing
the peeling member to be interposed between the ACF sticking to the substrate and the base tape; and

regulating an upward warpage deformation of the component during peeling the ACF from the base tape by moving the peeling
member.

US Pat. No. 9,894,777

ACF STICKING METHOD AND ACF STICKING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An Anisotropic Conductive Film (ACF) sticking method for sticking an ACF to a substrate, the method comprising:
under-receiving the substrate on which a film-shaped component is mounted by a under-receiving section;
transporting a tape member that is obtained by bonding a base tape to the ACF by a tape transport section included in a sticking
head and causing a sticking surface of the ACF to the substrate to face the substrate under-received by the under-receiving
section;

calculating a maximum warpage amount of the component and lowering the under-receiving section with a distance exceeding the
maximum warpage amount of the component;

pressing the ACF together with the base tape on the substrate by a pressing tool included in the sticking head and sticking
the ACF to the substrate on which the film-shaped component is mounted;

peeling the ACF sticking to the substrate from the base tape by moving a peeling member in a horizontal direction by causing
the peeling member to be interposed between the ACF sticking to the substrate and the base tape;

increasing an interval between the sticking head and the under-receiving section, during the under-receiving the substrate
on the under-receiving section by moving the substrate on which the film-shaped component is mounted; and

regulating an upward warpage deformation of the component during peeling the ACF from the base tape by moving the peeling
member.

US Pat. No. 9,894,776

SYSTEM FOR REFURBISHING OR REMANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HZO, Inc., Draper, UT (U...

1. A system for refurbishing or remanufacturing an electronic device,
the system comprising:
an access element for exposing one or more components within an interior of an electronic device;
a component removal element for removing one or more defective components from the electronic device;
a component replacement element for replacing the one or more defective components with one or more replacement components
for the electronic device;

a masking element for applying a mask to features and/or components of the interior of the electronic device that are to be
exposed beyond a subsequently applied protective coating; and

a coating element downstream from the masking element for applying a poly(p-xylylene) protective coating to at least a portion
of the interior of the electronic device exposed through or beyond the mask and to the one or more replacement components
and to the mask, the coating element being used downstream from the component replacement element.

US Pat. No. 9,894,775

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of manufacturing a substrate, the method comprising:
bonding a first surface of a material substrate to a support;
polishing a second surface of the material substrate, such that a height of a protruding defect on the second surface of the
material substrate is reduced to a value equal to or less than a first thickness of a planarization film;

pretreating the second surface of the material substrate; and
forming the planarization film on the second surface of the material substrate, based on completion of the pretreatment of
the second surface of the material substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,894,774

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND CONNECTION TERMINAL

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board, comprising the steps of:
forming a conductor trace on a first surface of an insulating layer, the insulating layer having the first surface and an
opposing second surface which extends parallel to the first surface, the conductor trace having first and second ends and
a side extending in one direction between the first and second ends;

forming on said first surface of said insulating layer a first etching resist that has an edge crossing said side of said
conductor trace, such that one portion of said conductor trace is covered by said first etching resist and another portion
of said conductor trace is exposed from said first etching resist; and

forming a connection terminal that has at least one corner by removing the portion of said conductor trace exposed from said
first etching resist by etching,

wherein the connection terminal has a bonding surface which extends parallel to the first surface of the insulating layer,
and

wherein the first end, the second end, and the side of the conductor trace are formed on the bonding surface when the bonding
surface is viewed in a direction perpendicular to the bonding surface.

US Pat. No. 9,894,773

ADDING TEST ACCESS TO A BACK-DRILLED VIA

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
drilling a vertical interconnect access (VIA) through a printed circuit board (PCB), the PCB having a first side and a second
side;

countersinking the VIA from the first side, the countersinking forming an interior shoulder extending between a first end
and a second end, the shoulder located between the first side and the second side in the PCB;

plating the VIA with a conductive material, the plating extending a length of the VIA, including plating the shoulder;
forming a test target in the VIA, including back-drilling the VIA from the first side, the back-drilling removing the conductive
material from an interior wall of the VIA extending from the first side to the first end of the plated shoulder, wherein the
plated shoulder remains intact in the PCB after back-drilling.

US Pat. No. 9,894,772

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MOLDED PHOTOSENSITIVE ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co.,...

1. A manufacturing method of a molded photosensitive assembly of an array imaging module, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing at least a circuit board having at least two coupling areas and at least two sets of electronic elements electrically
coupled thereat outside said at least two coupling areas;

(b) providing an enclosing element at a mold engaging surface of a first mold body of a mold;
(c) receiving said circuit board in said mold and positioning between said first mold body and a second mold body of said
mold, wherein when said first mold body and said second mold body are coupled with each other in a mold closing state, a mold
cavity is formed between said first mold body and said second mold body, wherein a peripheral portion of said circuit board
and a center portion of said circuit board are correspondingly disposed in said mold cavity, wherein said mold engaging surface
of said first mold body is shielded from directly contacting with said circuit board that provides a buffering effect at said
mold engaging surface of said first mold body to prevent said circuit board from being directly impacted when said first mold
body and said second mold body are closed and coupled with each other, and a sealing effect between said mold engaging surface
of said first mold body and said circuit board to ensure a sealing engagement therebetween;

(d) introducing a fluid state mold material into said mold cavity when said first mold body and said second mold body is in
said mold closing state to fill said mold cavity and enclose said electronic elements, wherein said sealing engagement of
said enclosing elements prevents said fluid state mold material flowing to said at least two coupling areas of said circuit
board from said mold cavity;

(e) solidifying said fluid state mold material in said mold cavity and forming at least a molded base integrated with said
circuit board and said electronic elements, wherein said molded base encapsulates and encloses said electronic elements therein
to prevent each of said electronic elements from exposing and contacting outside, and isolate said electronic elements with
each other to prevent mutual interference of said electronic elements with each other while a distance between every two of
said electronic elements is able to be reduced and enabling said electronic elements being arranged electrically coupled at
said circuit board, so as to improve an imaging quality and reduce a size of said molded photosensitive assembly; and

(f) separating said first mold body and said second mold body and obtaining said molded photosensitive assembly, wherein at
least two optical windows are formed in said molded base at said at least two coupling areas of said circuit board respectively
to define two light channels respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,894,771

OCCAM PROCESS FOR COMPONENTS HAVING VARIATIONS IN PART DIMENSIONS

1. A process comprising:
placing components having at least two heights or two widths or both defining a size range on an anisotropic adhesive substrate,
wherein the anisotropic adhesive substrate comprises an adhesive film consisting of an anisotropic adhesive that is conductive
in a direction vertical to the plane of the adhesive film, the adhesive film adhered to a metal foil; each component having
at least one lead that contacts the substrate, the components adhesively attached to the anisotropic adhesive substrate without
solder;

coating the components with an insulating material;
placing a component support fixture over the components, the component support fixture comprising oversized compartments surrounding
the components, the size chosen such that the compartments accommodate components of all sizes with the size range; wherein
the component support fixture comprises vent holes to permit venting of air or excess insulating material;

pressing the component support fixture until it contacts the substrate;
patterning the metal foil to provide an electrical connection to the at least one lead through the anisotropic adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,894,769

BOARD AND CABLE CONNECTION BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A board comprising:
a signal layer;
a first layer and a second layer disposed so as to interpose the signal layer;
a connector shell portion embedded on a first surface side of the board;
a first solder joint portion that brings the connector shell portion and the first layer to be electrically conductive with
each other;

a contact portion disposed in a state where a center axis line of the contact portion coincides with a center axis line of
the connector shell portion and the contact portion is electrically conductive with the signal layer; and

an insulating portion disposed around the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 9,894,768

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:
a plurality of magnetic metal layers; and
an internal conductive layer disposed on the magnetic metal layer,
wherein the internal conductive layer includes an internal coil pattern part and a negative printed part, in a cross-section
of the negative printed part, a number of particles having a long-axis length of about 5 ?m or less being about 65% to 70%
of an overall number of particles, and a number of particles having a long-axis length of about 10 ?m to about 20 ?m being
about 8% to about 12% of the overall number of particles.

US Pat. No. 9,894,767

CONCENTRIC CIRCLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

Jason Krugman Products, L...

1. A circuit board, comprising: a substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface; a first circular trace
being conductive and disposed on the first surface of the substrate; a second circular trace being conductive and disposed
on the first surface of the substrate, wherein the first circular trace and the second circular trace are arranged concentrically
and are electrically insulated from each other; a third circular trace being conductive and disposed on the second surface
of the substrate, a first via extending through the substrate and contacting the first circular trace and the third circular
trace such that an electrical connection is formed between the first circular trace and the third circular trace; a fourth
circular trace being conductive and disposed on the second surface of the substrate, wherein the third circular trace and
the fourth circular trace are arranged concentrically and are electrically insulated from each other; a second via extending
through the substrate and being in electrical contact with the second circular trace and the fourth circular trace, wherein
the third circular trace and the fourth circular trace are arranged opposite the first circular trace and the second circular
trace, respectively, wherein the substrate defines a through-hole extending through the substrate and sized to receive a fastener,
wherein the through-hole is located in the center of the first circular trace, the second circular trace, the third circular
trace, and the fourth circular trace.

US Pat. No. 9,894,766

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display panel;
a chassis comprising a flat part and an inclined part that extends from a side border of the flat part and is inclined with
respect to the flat part;

at least one printed circuit board (PCB) disposed on the chassis; and
a plurality of light sources arranged on the at least one PCB and configured to emit light toward the display panel,
wherein at least one light source of the plurality of light sources is arranged at a position corresponding to the inclined
part of the chassis, and

wherein the display apparatus comprises a plurality of lenses respectively installed on the plurality of light sources,
wherein a size of at least one lens, among the plurality of lenses, installed on the at least one light source arranged on
the inclined part is greater than the size of other lenses among the plurality of lenses, installed on other light sources
of the plurality of light sources arranged on a portion of the at least one PCB which is disposed on the flat part.

US Pat. No. 9,894,765

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED...

1. A printed wiring board comprising:
a base layer containing a fluororesin as a main component; a first conductive layer stacked on one surface of the base layer;
a second conductive layer stacked on the other surface of the base layer; and

a via-hole that is formed along a connection hole penetrating the base layer and at least one of the first conductive layer
and the second conductive layer in a thickness direction and that electrically connects the first conductive layer and the
second conductive layer to each other,

wherein at least a part of an inner circumferential surface of the base layer in the connection hole has a pre-treated surface
having a content ratio of oxygen atoms or nitrogen atoms of 0.2 atomic percent or more.

US Pat. No. 9,894,764

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
an insulating layer;
a circuit layer embedded in the insulating layer;
a solder resist layer disposed on one surface of the insulating layer, the solder resist layer having a cavity of a through-hole
shape to expose a part of the circuit layer from the insulating layer; and

a metal post embedded in the solder resist layer and exposed to outside via an opening of the solder resist layer,
wherein the metal post comprises a first post metal layer, a post barrier layer, and a second post metal layer disposed in
that order, and

wherein the post barrier layer is formed of a material that is different from that of the first post metal layer and the second
post metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,894,763

INSULATING SUBSTRATES INCLUDING THROUGH HOLES

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Ai...

1. An insulating substrate including through holes for conductors, wherein said through holes are arranged in said insulating
substrate and are substantially free of expanded parts:
wherein a thickness of said insulating substrate is 25 to 300 ?m;
wherein a diameter of said through hole is 20 to 100 ?m;
wherein said insulating substrate comprises an alumina sintered body wherein a purity of alumina of said alumina sintered
body is 99.9 percent or higher, and wherein 200 to 800 mass ppm of zirconia, 150 to 300 mass ppm of magnesia and 10 to 30
mass ppm of yttria are added to said alumina sintered body as sintering aids;

wherein a relative density of said alumina sintered body is 99.5 percent or higher; and
wherein an average grain size of said alumina sintered body is 2 to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,894,762

ELEMENT AND FORMATION METHOD OF FILM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An element comprising:
a base film;
a conductive film over the base film;
an insulating film over the conductive film; and
a graphene film over the insulating film;
wherein the insulating film has an opening,
wherein the graphene film is electrically connected to the conductive film through the opening,
wherein the insulating film has an inclined surface on end portion of the insulating film,
wherein an angle between the inclined surface and a surface of the base film at the end portion is less than or equal to 30°.

US Pat. No. 9,894,761

PREPREG, METAL-CLAD LAMINATED PLATE AND PRINTED WIRING BOARD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A prepreg comprising a resin composition and a woven fabric base material, the resin composition comprising:
(A) at least one of an epoxy resin having a naphthalene skeleton and a phenolic hardener having a naphthalene skeleton;
(B) a polymer having the structures of formulae (1), (2) and (3) and having a weight-average molecular weight of from 200,000
to 850,000 inclusive; and

(C) an inorganic filler:

wherein x:y:z (molar fraction)=0:0.95:0.05 to 0.2:0.6:0.2 (where x+y+z?1, 0 a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and R2 includes at least one of a glycidyl group and an epoxidized alkyl group among a hydrogen
atom, an alkyl group, a glycidyl group and an epoxidized alkyl group in formula (2); and R3 represents a hydrogen atom or
a methyl group and R4 represents Ph (phenyl group), —COOCH2Ph or —COO(CH2)2Ph in formula (3).

US Pat. No. 9,894,760

CONFORMAL 3D NON-PLANAR MULTI-LAYER CIRCUITRY

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A conformal non-planar multi-layer circuit comprising:
a substrate having a first non-planar surface;
a first conformal dielectric layer on the substrate, the first conformal dielectric layer conforming to the first non-planar
surface of the substrate and the first conformal dielectric layer having a second non-planar surface;

a first conformal circuitry layer applied on the first conformal dielectric layer, the first conformal circuitry layer conforming
to the second non-planar surface of the first conformal dielectric layer, the first conformal circuitry layer having a third
non-planar surface, and the first conformal circuitry layer including a first copper conductive layer;

a second conformal dielectric layer deposited on the first conformal circuitry layer, the second conformal dielectric layer
conforming to the third non-planar surface of the first conformal circuitry layer and the second conformal dielectric layer
having a fourth non-planar surface; and

a second conformal circuitry layer applied on the second conformal dielectric layer, the second conformal circuitry layer
conforming to the fourth non-planar surface of the second conformal dielectric, and the second conformal circuitry layer having
a fifth non-planar surface, and the second conformal circuitry layer including a second copper conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,894,758

THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAMINATED WIRING SUBSTRATE

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A three-dimensional laminated wiring substrate comprising:
a plurality of wiring substrates disposed on top of each other, the plurality of wiring substrates including a pair of outer
wiring substrates and an intermediate wiring substrate positioned between the pair of outer wiring substrates,

each of the plurality of wiring substrates having:
an insulating film disposed along a surface thereof to provide a three-dimensional surface; and
a conductor pattern disposed on and extending along the three-dimensional surface to form a parallel plate capacitor element
with one of the conductor patterns of an adjacent one of the wiring substrates;

the intermediate wiring substrate having a projection receiving passageway; and
one of the pair of outer wiring substrates including a spacer projection formed of the insulating film extending through the
projection receiving passageway and abutting a surface of another of the pair of outer wiring substrates.

US Pat. No. 9,894,757

EXTREMELY STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A stretchable integrated circuit (IC) system comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a first device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a first integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated from
a rigid semiconductor material;

a second device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a second integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated
from a rigid semiconductor material; and

a flexible electrical interconnect electrically connecting the first IC device to the second IC device, such that a distance
between the first IC device and the second IC device can be changed while maintaining an electrical connection between the
first IC device and the second IC device.

US Pat. No. 9,894,756

CIRCUITS FOR FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES

KARDIUM INC., Burnaby (C...

1. A flexible circuit structure comprising:
an electrically-nonconductive substrate; and
at least one electrically-conductive flexible circuit layer coupled, directly or indirectly, to the substrate, wherein the
at least one electrically-conductive flexible circuit layer comprises conductive patterns including:

a plurality of resistive elements, each resistive element providing at least part of a respective one of a plurality of transducers;
and

a plurality of conductive meshes,
wherein each conductive mesh of the plurality of conductive meshes electrically connects at least a respective adjacent pair
of resistive elements of the plurality of resistive elements, and

wherein the plurality of conductive meshes serially electrically connects the plurality of resistive elements to provide at
least one electric current flow path through the plurality of resistive elements.

US Pat. No. 9,894,755

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible display, comprising:
a flexible display panel comprising an active area configured to display an image and an inactive area surrounding the active
area; and

a plurality of wires formed over the flexible display panel in the inactive area and configured to transmit an electric signal
to the active area,

wherein the inactive area comprises a plurality of edges that are bent with respect to the active area of the flexible display
panel,

wherein a bending hole is formed at each corner where two adjacent edges of the flexible display panel meet, and
wherein each of the corners is folded so as to define a folding region.

US Pat. No. 9,894,754

FLEXIBLE-TO-RIGID TUBING

International Business Ma...

1. A method of utilizing a multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube to interconnect an outlet port of a first component and an inlet
port of a second component, comprising the steps of:
routing the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube in a flexible state, wherein the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube comprises
a first end configured to be slid over and clamped to a tubular fitting that defines the outlet port of the first component,
a second end configured to be slid over and clamped to a tubular fitting that defines the inlet port of the second component,
an inner liner having a composition comprising polyvinyl chloride, and a crosslinkable jacket extruded over the inner liner
and having a composition comprising polyvinyl chloride and triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC), wherein the jacket changes from a
flexible state to a rigid state via formation of a cross-linked network upon exposure of the jacket to actinic radiation or
heat to increase the flexural modulus and burst strength of the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube, and wherein the routing
step includes routing the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube, while the jacket is in the flexible state, between the outlet
port of the first component and the inlet port of the second component so that the first end of the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid
tube can be slid over and clamped to the tubular fitting of the first component and the second end of the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid
tube can be slid over and clamped to the tubular fitting of the second component; and

rigidizing the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube after the routing step, wherein the rigidizing step includes the step of
exposing the multi-layer flexible-to-rigid tube to actinic radiation or heat to change the jacket to the rigid state via formation
of the cross-linked network.

US Pat. No. 9,894,753

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULE AND SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A wireless communication module comprising:
a first board;
a first semiconductor chip formed above a front surface of the first board, the first semiconductor chip configured to perform
at least wireless communication;

a second board; and
a second semiconductor chip formed above a front surface of the second board and electrically connected to the first semiconductor
chip,

wherein a rear surface of the first board and the front surface of the second board face each other,
the rear surface of the first board is connected to the front surface of the second board by a conductive connection member
that electrically connects the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip,

an antenna is disposed on the first board, and
a part of the first board on which the antenna is disposed is exposed from the second board when viewed in a direction perpendicular
to the front surface of the second board.

US Pat. No. 9,894,751

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a first semiconductor circuit having an output terminal configured to output a signal, a first power supply terminal to which
a power supply potential is applied, and a first ground terminal to which a ground potential is applied;

a second semiconductor circuit having an input terminal to which a signal is input, a second power supply terminal to which
a power supply potential is applied and a second ground terminal to which a ground potential is applied;

a printed wiring board on which the first semiconductor circuit and the second semiconductor circuit are mounted and a signal
line configured to connect the output terminal are the input terminal is provided, the printed wiring board having a power
plane in conduction with the first power supply terminal and the second power supply terminal, and a ground plane in conduction
with the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal;

a first bypass circuit mounted on the printed wiring board, the first bypass circuit having one end connected to the power
plane through a first power supply via provided in the printed wiring board and the other end connected to the ground plane
through a first ground via provided in the printed wiring board, the first bypass circuit including a first resistance component
and a first capacitance component serially connected to the first resistance component, the first bypass circuit being provided
closer to the first semiconductor circuit; and

a second bypass circuit mounted on the printed wiring board, the second bypass circuit having one end connected to the power
plane through a second power supply via provided in the printed wiring board and the other end connected to the ground plane
through a second ground via provided in the printed wiring board, the second bypass circuit including a second resistance
component having a lower resistance value than that of the first resistance component and a second capacitance component serially
connected to the second resistance component, the second bypass circuit being provided closer to the second semiconductor
circuit, wherein

the ground plane has an inner slit being a slit crossing a line segment connecting a connection position of the first ground
via and a connection position of the second ground via between the connection position of the first ground via and the connection
position of the second ground via.

US Pat. No. 9,894,750

FLOATING CONNECTOR SHIELD

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An electrical system comprising:
a transmission line assembly, comprising:
spaced apart first and second electrically conductive lines extending along a same first direction, each of the first and
second electrically conductive lines comprising opposing broad top and bottom sides and opposing narrow edges, the broad bottom
side of the first electrically conductive line facing the broad top side of the second electrically conductive line, the second
electrically conductive line being connected to a ground, the first electrically conductive line not being connected to any
ground, and

a first dielectric material having a first dielectric constant and at least partially filling the space between the first
and second electrically conductive lines;

a shield extending along the first direction and not being connected to any ground, the shield at least partially surrounding
and being spaced apart from the transmission line assembly; and
a second dielectric material having a second dielectric constant less than the first dielectric constant at least partially
filling the space between the shield and the transmission line assembly, wherein the transmission line assembly further comprises
a third electrically conductive line comprising opposing broad top and bottom sides and opposing narrow edges, the broad top
side of the third electrically conductive line facing the broad bottom side of the second electrically conductive line, the
third electrically conductive line not being connected to any ground, the first dielectric material at least partially filling
the space between the third and second electrically conductive lines.

US Pat. No. 9,894,749

TAMPER-RESPONDENT ASSEMBLIES WITH BOND PROTECTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:
at least one tamper-respondent sensor, the at least one tamper-respondent sensor comprising one or more tamper-detect networks,
and the at least one tamper-respondent sensor including at least one external bond region, wherein the at least one tamper-respondent
sensor comprises unexposed circuit lines, the unexposed circuit lines being formed of a first conductive material;

at least one conductive trace forming, at least in part, at least one tamper-detect network of the one or more tamper-detect
networks, the at least one conductive trace being exposed, at least in part, on the at least one tamper-respondent sensor
within the at least one external bond region, wherein the at least one conductive trace is formed of a second conductive material,
the first conductive material and second conductive material comprising, at least in part, different materials; and

an adhesive contacting the at least one conductive trace within the at least one external bond region of the at least one
tamper-respondent sensor, the adhesive facilitating securing the at least one tamper-respondent sensor within the tamper-respondent
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,894,748

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a board having a first surface on which a heating element is mounted;
a heat sink plate disposed to face the first surface of the board; and
a heat pipe disposed between the board and the heat sink plate such that one end of the heat pipe is disposed at a position
where the one end is in contact with the heating element, and the other end of the heat pipe is disposed to be in contact
with the heat sink plate,

wherein the heat sink plate has a stacking structure of a first heat sink plate of which a front surface faces the board,
and a second heat sink plate disposed on a rear surface of the heat sink plate,

a through hole is formed at a position on the first heat sink plate which faces the heating element to expose the second heat
sink plate, and

the one end of the heat pipe is attached on a front surface of the second heat sink plate facing the first heat sink plate
through the through hole of the first heat sink plate, and the other end of the heat pipe is disposed to be in contact with
a front surface of the first heat sink plate facing the board.

US Pat. No. 9,894,747

RADIO-FREQUENCY ELECTRODE AND CYCLOTRON CONFIGURED TO REDUCE RADIATION EXPOSURE

General Electric Company,...

1. A radio-frequency (RF) electrode for a cyclotron, the RF electrode comprising:
a hollowed dee comprising first and second plate sections that oppose each other and define a gap therebetween, the hollowed
dee configured to be disposed within an acceleration chamber of a cyclotron in which a beam of charged particles is directed
through the gap and along an orbit plane of the cyclotron, the orbit plane extending through the gap and being essentially
parallel to the first and second plate sections; and

a bridge structure supporting and extending away from the hollowed dee, the bridge structure including a side wall having
a particle opening therethrough that coincides with or is proximate to the orbit plane such that the particle opening receives
neutral particles that are generated from the beam of the charged particles.

US Pat. No. 9,894,746

TARGET WINDOWS FOR ISOTOPE SYSTEMS

General Electric Company,...

1. A target window for an isotope production system, the target window comprising:
a plurality of foil members including a first foil member comprising a high strength metal material and a second foil member
comprising a chemically inert metal material, the plurality of foil members being positioned in a stacked arrangement such
that corresponding sides of the first and second foil members engage each other or engage at least one other foil member of
the plurality of foil members, the second foil member being positioned such that one of the corresponding sides of the second
foil member is exposed to a target liquid during operation of the isotope production system, the second foil member impeding
the transfer of long lived isotopes from the first foil member into the target liquid when a charged particle beam is incident
on the plurality of foil members;

wherein the high strength metal material of the first foil member comprises Havar and the chemically inert metal material
of the second foil member comprises Niobium, Tantalum, or Titanium, the plurality of foil members also including a third foil
member positioned between the first and second foil members, the third foil member comprising aluminum or copper.

US Pat. No. 9,894,745

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND PLASMA GENERATING DEVICE

SEMES CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. An antenna structure for plasma generation, comprising:
two induction antennas which have the same structure, are connected in parallel with one another, and are disposed to be overlapped,
wherein the induction antennas comprises:
an external upper section disposed over a first quadrant and a second quadrant of a first layer;
an internal upper section connected to the external upper section and disposed over a third quadrant and a fourth quadrant
of the first layer;

an internal lower section connected to the internal upper section and disposed over a first quadrant and a second quadrant
of a second layer disposed at a lower part of the first layer; and

an external lower section connected to the internal lower section and disposed over a third quadrant and a fourth quadrant
of the second layer,

wherein one end of the external upper section is supplied with an RF power, and the other end of the external lower section
is grounded.

US Pat. No. 9,894,744

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus comprising:
a chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated when a target is irradiated with a laser beam inside the chamber;
a target supply part configured to supply the target into the chamber; and
a target collector configured to collect the target which is supplied by the target supply part but is not irradiated with
the laser beam in a collection container, by receiving the target on a first receiving surface having a contact angle of greater
than 90 degrees with the target, the target collector including:

a prevention part including an opening to introduce the target into the collection container and configured to prevent the
target reflected by the first receiving surface from dispersing to an outside of the target collector;

a guide part configured to introduce the target into the opening of the prevention part, a diameter of an opening formed in
an upper end of the guide part being greater than a diameter of the opening of the prevention part;

a peripherally extending collection container wall; and
at least one second receiving surface positioned a first spaced distance from the first receiving surface and a second spaced
distance from the collection container wall.

US Pat. No. 9,894,743

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target material with a laser beam to turn the target
material into a plasma, the apparatus comprising:
a reference member;
a chamber mounted on the reference member;
a target supply unit mounted on the chamber and configured to supply the target material into the chamber;
a laser beam introduction optical system mounted on the reference member and configured to introduce the laser beam into the
chamber;

a laser beam focusing optical system mounted on a first holder and configured to focus the laser beam onto the target material,
the first holder being mounted on the reference member; and

a collector mirror mounted on a second holder and configured to collect the extreme ultraviolet light emitted from the target
material, the second holder being mounted on the reference member, wherein

the chamber has a first opening, the chamber is mounted on an upper surface of the reference member, a seal is provided between
a periphery of the first opening of the chamber and the upper surface of the reference member, and

the second holder is mounted on the upper surface of the reference member, thereby connecting the collector mirror and the
reference member through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,894,741

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:
at least one controller which is configured to:
obtain lighting logging data comprising feature information related to features of the lighting system and obtained from a
plurality of information sources;

determine a lighting system failure trend using the logging data;
derive, using the lighting system failure tread; at least one complex feature to predict at least one component failure in
the lighting system at a future time;

select logging data from the plurality of information sources to predicted component failure;
model predicted component failure in accordance with the at least one complex feature;
store the model in a memory; and
wherein the lighting system further comprises a plurality of lamps, and the modeled predicted component failures comprise
predicted lamp failures of two or more lamps of the plurality of lamps and corresponding predicted failure times, wherein
the controller is further configured to form a cluster of at least two of the predicted lamp failures in accordance with geophysical
location and predicted failure times of corresponding lamps, and wherein the controller is further configured to schedule
maintenance to replace the lamps of the cluster at a determined time that is determined to be optimal with respect to the
cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,894,740

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING MODULE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE

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

1. A lighting fixture comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED) light source that outputs light for general illumination in response to a drive signal;
a driver module configured to provide the drive signal in response to an intelligent lighting module (ILM) instruction; and
a first ILM that is separate from the driver module and comprises:
a first plurality of sensors that comprises at least two different types of sensors;
a first communication interface
a second communication interface; and
first control circuitry communicatively coupled with the first plurality of sensors, the first communication interface, and
the second communication interface, and configured to:

communicate with at least one remote entity via the first communication interface;
generate the ILM instruction based on sensor data gathered from the first plurality of sensors; and
provide the ILM instruction to the driver module via the second communication interface, wherein the light for general illumination
is controlled by the first ILM, and communications between the lighting fixture and the at least one remote entity are facilitated
by the first ILM.

US Pat. No. 9,894,739

METHOD FOR THE OPERATION AND EXPANSION OF A NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. Method for expanding of a network of lights including the steps of: providing a network of lights comprising a plurality
of street lights, each street light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
one long-distance communication module,
one short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller,
each control module being configured for providing a control output for controlling a driver of an associated light,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into multiple control module groups (A,B) based on at least one of environmental, light and control
module information provided by the control modules,

selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of this group
can 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 network operation, from the group controller to the server at least one of: its own environmental,
light and control

module information and the corresponding information coming from the other control modules,
adding a new control module in the network of lights by: registering geo-information of the new control module when said new
control module is first commissioned and started-up,

logging in by said new control module to a network provider via the long-distance communication module, and
transmitting to the server the geo-information together with at least one of control module and light-specific information.

US Pat. No. 9,894,738

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS WITH NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION UNIT, A CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND A NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

LAPIN CREATE, INC., Neri...

16. A nontransitory recording medium encoded with a program for a portable mobile terminal that uses a display unit as a light-emitting
unit, the program comprising:
transmitting and receiving a light emission mode to and from another portable mobile terminal using a near-field wireless
communication unit;

storing the light emission mode received by the near-field wireless communication unit as a next light-emission mode in a
memory;

outputting a switching instruction originating from at least one of an action using the portable mobile terminal and an action
using the other portable mobile terminal; and

starting control of the portable mobile terminal according to the next light emission mode stored in the memory in response
to the switching instruction.

US Pat. No. 9,894,737

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:
a primary lighting device including a wireless module;
a plurality of secondary lighting devices; and
a power line communication (PLC) control apparatus having a microprocessor, a power line carrier chip and a power line coupling
circuit, wherein the PLC control apparatus is connected with the primary lighting device and the plurality of secondary lighting
devices through power lines, respectively;

wherein:
the primary lighting device is configured to receive and process a control signal through at least one of power lines and
the wireless module, and send the control signal to the PLC control apparatus after the control signal is processed, and

the microprocessor of the PLC control apparatus, coupled to the power line carrier chip and the power line coupling circuit,
is configured to:

send the processed control signal received from the primary lighting device to the plurality of secondary lighting devices
through the power lines,

receive a second control signal directly from Internet,
centralize and process the second control signal, and
send the processed second control signal to the primary lighting device and the plurality of secondary lighting devices through
the power lines.

US Pat. No. 9,894,736

STREET AND ROADWAY LIGHTING DISTRIBUTION MAP

EVARI GIS CONSULTING, INC...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one computer memory that is not a transitory signal and that comprises instructions executable by at least one processor
to:

identify at least a first and a second geographic regions representing a first and a second lighting requirements respectively,
the first and second geographic regions intersecting each other to define an intersection area;

identify a lighting performance for the intersection area from the first and second lighting requirements, the lighting performance
defining at least one illumination parameter of at least a first street light assembly (SLA) positioned to direct light into
the intersection area and not being the same as the lighting requirements of the first and second geographic regions;

establish at least a first light distribution output by the first SLA by activating a first set of light emitters of the first
SLA to output light in a first pattern onto the ground and establish a second light distribution for the first SLA by activating
a second set of light emitters of the first SLA to output light in a second pattern onto the ground, the first set of light
emitters not being equal to the second set of light emitters, the first pattern not being the same as the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,894,735

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DETERMINING A TYPE AND FEATURE SET OF A LIGHT SOURCE, AND THE CONTROL THEREOF

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:
a light source to emit light;
a sensor to determine a spectral distribution of the light emitted by the light source; and
a controller to determine a type of the light source, from two or more types of light sources having different spectral distributions,
based on the detected spectral distribution of the light emitted by the light source, and to control a function of the light
source coupled to the controller based on the determined type of the light source.

US Pat. No. 9,894,734

STRETCHABLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A stretchable display device, comprising:
a display panel made of a stretchable material;
a fastening structure fastened to an edge of the display panel, the fastening structure including an inlet through which the
edge of the display panel passes and an inner region connected to the inlet; and

a fastening fixing part fixed to the fastening structure and integrally connected to the edge of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,894,733

STANDALONE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) CONTROLLER

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A matrix light emitting diode (LED) system comprising:
a first LED controller connectable to a first matrix of LEDs, the first LED controller comprising:
at least one input pin configured to receive a first start code value;
a programmable local memory configured to store a set of curve profiles, wherein each curve profile stores a different set
of coefficient values, and curve profile is associated with a different start code value;

a processor coupled to the at least one input pin and the programmable local memory, the processor configured to:
in response to receipt of the first start code value:
initialize a set of coefficients of a polynomial calculator with a set of values defined in a selected curve profile associated
with the first start code that is retrieved from the programmable local memory, wherein the set of values represent a desired
light output curve, and

output a set of voltage levels based on a presently calculated light intensity value output by the polynomial calculator;
and

a set of pulse width modulation (PWM) generators configured to output a set of PWM signals based on the set of voltage levels
corresponding to the presently calculated light intensity value, wherein each PWM signal controls light output of a respective
LED of the first matrix of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,894,732

LED TUBE LAMP COMPATIBLE WITH DIFFERENT SOURCES OF EXTERNAL DRIVING SIGNAL

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube;
at least two external connection terminals for the lamp tube, for receiving an external driving signal;
a rectifying circuit for rectifying the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
an LED lighting module comprising an LED module, for emitting light; and
a ballast interface circuit coupled between the external connection terminals and the LED lighting module, and comprising
a detection circuit configured to determine whether the external driving signal is a high frequency or high voltage signal
according to the frequency or voltage level of the rectified signal, wherein the ballast interface circuit is configured such
that when the external driving signal is determined to be a high frequency or high voltage signal, the ballast interface circuit
causes current conduction in the LED module for emitting light; the ballast interface circuit further comprises an electronic
switch coupled to the detection circuit, and the detection circuit comprises a voltage detection circuit coupled to the electronic
switch; and the voltage detection circuit is configured to determine whether the external driving signal is a high frequency
or high voltage signal according to the voltage level of the rectified signal, in order to control current conduction or cutoff
of the electronic switch, wherein the current conduction causes current conduction in the LED module and the cutoff causes
an open circuit for the LED module.

US Pat. No. 9,894,730

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING POWER TO SOLID STATE LIGHTING

Chemtron Research LLC, D...

1. A method of providing power to a plurality of light emitting diodes of a circuit, the method comprising:
energizing a first secondary module and a second secondary module from a transformer of a primary module;
energizing a first light emitting diode by the first secondary module, wherein the first light emitting diode is coupled in
series with the first secondary module; and

energizing a second light emitting diode by the second secondary module, wherein the second secondary module is coupled in
series with the first light emitting diode and the second light emitting diode, and wherein the circuit is configured to flow
a direct current from the second secondary module to the first secondary module and back to the second secondary module;

wherein the first secondary module is configured to have a first voltage polarity, and wherein the first load is configured
to have a second voltage polarity opposite the first voltage polarity.

US Pat. No. 9,894,729

ARTIFICIAL LIGHT CONFIGURED FOR DAYLIGHT EMULATION

Arborlight, Inc., Plymou...

1. An artificial light system configured for daylight emulation, comprising:
at least one light engine having a plurality of independent light spectra;
a light diffuser positioned in the artificial light system such that light from the light engine is directed through said
light diffuser; and

a controller is communicatively coupled to the light engine;
wherein the controller is configured to calculate light engine control signals based upon data representative of a geographic
location and to communicate the light engine control signals to the light engine;

wherein said control signals are generated by the controller and configured to cause the light engine to tune at least one
of light intensity, color temperature and light directionality such that the light engine generates a daylight quality spectrum
representative of daylight associated with the geographic location.

US Pat. No. 9,894,728

FLASH LIGHTING WITH OPTIMIZED POWER-DISTRIBUTION

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC IN...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining one or more measurements of existing light on or around an illumination target, the one or more measurements including
one or more measurements of background light of the illumination target;

ascertaining one or more desired color attributes for a combined light to be provided on the illumination target depending
on optical properties of the illumination target determined by a characterization subsystem of an illumination system facilitating
implementing the method, the combined light comprising the existing light and a flash light to be generated;

determining a particular flash light spectral power distribution of illumination which achieves within a defined percentage
a combined light spectral power distribution of illumination on the illumination target having the one or more desired color
attributes of the illumination target, the determining using, in part, the one or more measurements of the existing light,
the ascertained one or more desired color attributes for the combined light and an automatic iterative evaluation of multiple
possible flash light spectral power distributions of illumination to ascertain the particular flash light spectral power distribution
of illumination which achieves within the defined percentage the combined light spectral power distribution of illumination
on the illumination target; and

generating the flash light with the particular flash light spectral power distribution of illumination to provide the combined
light on the illumination target having the combined light spectral power distribution of illumination on the illumination
target.

US Pat. No. 9,894,726

WALL-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A wall-mounted display apparatus comprising:
a plurality of light emitting devices arranged in a left edge area, a right edge area and a lower edge area of a back surface
opposite to a light emitting surface of the display apparatus;

a camera configured to capture an image of a user watching the display apparatus; and
a control module connected to the camera, the control module configured to determine a relative position of the user with
respect to the display apparatus according to the captured image, to enable the light emitting devices in the left edge area
and the lower edge area and disable the light emitting devices in the right edge area in response to determining that the
user is located to the left of a central axis of the display apparatus, and to enable the light emitting devices in the right
edge area and the lower edge area and disable the light emitting devices in the left edge area in response to determining
that the user is located to the right of the central axis of the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,894,725

CURRENT FEEDBACK FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND CONSISTENCY OF LED FIXTURES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a driver controller configured to output an independent control signal to each of a plurality of power controllers, the power
controllers configured to control respective power converters:

the plurality of power converters connected to mains voltage and configured to provide a driving current responsive to each
independent control signal, wherein each power converter is configured to output respective driving currents to a plurality
of strings of LEDs:

a voltage measurement circuit configured to provide a voltage sense signal indicative of an amplitude of the mains voltage:
and

a light-emitting diode (LED) module comprising
the plurality of strings of LEDs that emit light responsive to the driving currents,
a plurality of amplifiers, each amplifier connected to one of the plurality of strings of LEDs and configured to amplify an
LED current through each corresponding string:

a multiplexer connected to the outputs of the plurality of amplifiers, configured to receive the amplified LED currents as
detected LED currents of each string and selectively output the detected LED currents, and

an analog to digital converter connected to the multiplexer configured to convert the detected LED currents as selected by
the multiplexer into digital signals and output the digital signals as current feedback signals;

wherein the driver controller is configured to output the control signals responsive to the voltage sense signal and each
respective current feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 9,894,724

PORTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

Lind Equipment Ltd., Mar...

1. An LED lighting system comprising:
an LED array including one or more LED lights;
a main power supply for receiving AC power and supplying DC power to the LED array;
an emergency power pack comprising:
an AC power input for receiving the AC power;
a DC power input for receiving the DC power;
a super capacitor array for supplying short-term power to the LED array upon detection of a loss of power from the main power
supply; wherein said super capacitor array is electrically connected to said main power supply and said LED array;

means for detecting a loss of power enabling said super capacitor array to provide power to said LED array; said means determining
that said loss of power has occurred when no signal is present at said power inputs; wherein said means for detecting a loss
of power includes a feedback circuit comprising a low dropout regulator connected to said super capacitor array; and

a boost regulator connected between said super capacitor array and said LED array to provide constant current to said LED
array when said super capacitor array is supplying power to said LED array.

US Pat. No. 9,894,723

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING STRUCTURE WITH INTEGRATED CONTROL

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A device, comprising:
a solid-state light source (SSLS) structure including an array of SSLSs; and
a SSLS control circuit integrated with the SSLS structure to control a total operating current of the SSLS structure within
a predetermined total operating current limit, wherein the SSLS control circuit is configured to selectively limit current
in individual SSLSs and in groups of SSLSs to maintain the total operating current of the SSLS structure within the predetermined
total operating current limit, the SSLS control circuit maintaining the total operating current of the SSLS structure within
the predetermined total operating current limit as a function of a saturation current associated with the SSLSs.

US Pat. No. 9,894,722

DRIVER WITH OPEN OUTPUT PROTECTION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Load driver for driving a load, said load driver being a switched-mode driver and comprising:
an output buffer capacitor;
two output terminals coupled to the output buffer capacitor for coupling to the load;
a coupling diode coupled in a forward connection from a first output terminal of the two output terminals to a first terminal
of the output buffer capacitor; and

a converter circuit for outputting power through said two output terminals comprising:
a startup terminal for receiving a startup current, wherein said startup terminal is coupled to said first output terminal;
and

a controllable switching element, wherein said startup terminal connects to a control terminal of the controllable switching
element such that the control terminal of the controllable switching element is in series connection with the two output terminals,
and said switching element is turned on by the startup current, wherein the startup current is from a second output terminal
of the two output terminals, through the load, to the first output terminal, to the startup terminal and into the control
terminal of the controllable switching element when the load is coupled to the two output terminals;

wherein said coupling diode is adapted for blocking current from a positive voltage bus towards the control terminal of the
controllable switching element when the load is not coupled to the two output terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,894,721

LIGHTING DEVICE, HEADLIGHT APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND VEHICLE USING THE SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a power converter configured to convert DC power that is received from a power supply, and supply an output obtained by the
conversion to a load in which a plurality of light emitting elements are connected in series;

a bypass unit configured to short-circuit at least one light emitting element of the plurality of light emitting elements,
as part of the load;

a controller configured to control the power converter,
the controller being configured to control switching a first state where the at least one light emitting element is short-circuited
by the bypass unit, and a second state where the short-circuiting is opened; and

a circuit configured to output a switch signal to the controller in linkage with on/off of a high-beam switch,
the controller being configured to control switching to the second state when the high-beam switch is on, and to control switching
to the first state when the high-beam switch is off,

the controller being configured to reduce an output current of the power converter, in at least one of:
a case where a power supply voltage of the power supply is equal to a reference voltage or less;
a case where a temperature of the power converter is equal to a first reference temperature or more; and
a case where a temperature of the load is equal to a second reference temperature or more,
the controller being configured to set a reduction rate of the output current in the first state to be a rate lower than the
reduction rate of the output current in the second state.

US Pat. No. 9,894,720

LINEAR CONSTANT CURRENT LED DRIVER CIRCUIT IN ACTIVE VALLEY-FILL CIRCUIT MODE

NANJING VIC-POWER CO., LT...

1. A linear constant current LED driver circuit comprising a LED string, characterized in that DC voltage is input into the
input end of the LED string and the output end of the LED string is connected with the anode of a diode D1 and the drain of an N-mosfet N1 respectively, the cathode of the diode D1 being connected with the anode of a diode D2 and one end of a capacitor C1 respectively, the cathode of the diode D2 being connected with the input end of the LED string; the gate of the N-mosfet N1 is connected with the output end of a first operational amplifier O1 and the source of the N-mosfet N1 is connected with the negative input end of the first operational amplifier O1 and one end of a resistor R1 respectively; another end of the capacitor C1 is connected with the anode of a diode D3 and the cathode of a diode D4 respectively and the cathode of the diode D3 is connected with the drain of an N-mosfet N2, the gate of the N-mosfet N2 being connected with the output end of a second operational amplifier O2 and the source of the N-mosfet N2 being connected with the negative input end of the second operational amplifier O2 and one end of the resistor R1 respectively, both of another end of the resistor R1 and the anode of the diode D4 being connected with ground; the first operational amplifier O1, through comparing the voltage at positive input end with that at negative input end thereof, outputs a voltage signal to
control the voltage at the gate of the N-mosfet N1 for dynamically adjusting the voltage between the drain and source of the N-mosfet N1; the second operational amplifier O2, through comparing the voltage at positive input end with that at negative input end thereof, outputs a voltage signal to
control the voltage at the gate of the N-mosfet N2 for dynamically adjusting the voltage between the drain and source of the N-mosfet N2; furthermore, the voltage at the negative input end of the second operational amplifier O2 is higher than that of the first operational amplifier O1.

US Pat. No. 9,894,718

CONSTANT CURRENT SOURCE LED DRIVER CIRCUIT WITH SELF-CLAMPED OUTPUT

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. A driver circuit operable to provide current to a light source from a direct current (DC) power source having a power rail
and a ground, the driver circuit comprising:
a power converter having an input and an output, wherein the input is configured to connect to the power rail and to the ground
of the DC power source and provide an alternating current (AC) signal at the output;

an output tank circuit comprising a first capacitive element and a primary winding of an inductive element coupled in series
between the output of the power converter and the ground;

wherein the inductive element provides a resonant inductance and is further configured to distribute power output from the
tank circuit to at least first, second and third secondary windings of the inductive element;

a clamping circuit comprising
a first clamping diode having an anode connected to the ground,
a second clamping diode having a cathode connected to the power rail of the DC power source and an anode connected to a cathode
of the first clamping diode, and

a DC blocking capacitor and the first secondary winding of the inductive element coupled in series between the ground and
the anode of the second clamping diode;

an output rectifier having first and second inputs connected respectively to the second and third secondary windings of the
inductive element and an output operable to connect to the light source; and

a second capacitive element coupled on a first end to a node between the second secondary winding and the first rectifier
input, and on a second end to a node between the third secondary winding and the second rectifier input,

wherein the second capacitive element provides a resonant capacitance for the tank circuit corresponding to a turns ratio
between the primary winding and the first secondary winding of the inductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,894,717

HEATED VEHICLE SLIDING WINDOW ASSEMBLY

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A heated vehicle sliding window assembly, comprising:
a fixed glass panel having an opening defined therein;
a slidably movable glass panel configured to be capable of closing the opening defined in the fixed glass panel;
a first plurality of electrically conductive grid lines comprising two grid resistors electrically connected together as a
series circuit, the two grid resistors disposed on the fixed glass panel;

a first set of at least two electrically conductive bus bars disposed on the fixed glass panel having the series circuit of
the two grid resistors electrically connected therebetween;

a second plurality of electrically conductive grid lines comprising a third grid resistor disposed on the slidably movable
glass panel; and

a second set of at least two electrically conductive bus bars disposed on the slidably movable glass panel having the third
grid resistor electrically connected therebetween;

wherein the first and second sets of electrically conductive bus bars are electrically connected together as a parallel circuit
independent of a position of the movable glass panel relative to the fixed glass panel opening.

US Pat. No. 9,894,716

HEATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEATING DEVICE

E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau...

1. A heating device for a cooking point in a hob, wherein said heating device comprises:
a plurality of independent and separate long heating elements which are arranged on a support of said heating device in loops
or in a spiral manner or substantially along concentric circles,

wherein said support has at least a central region around a center point and an outer region adjoining an outer edge, wherein
a width of said central region and of said outer region is approximately equal,

wherein said heating elements run on said support so as to engage one in the other and cover a significant area of said support,
wherein an overtemperature protection means engages over said heating device or said support for purpose of detecting a temperature
at said heating device,

wherein at least a first heating element is connected to an energy supply means by means of said overtemperature protection
means in order to switch off said first heating element in an event of an overtemperature,

wherein a second heating element is connected to an energy supply means without interconnection of said overtemperature protection
means or another overtemperature protection means,

wherein said second heating element is arranged on said support in said central region of said support and in said outer region
adjoining said outer edge of said support, and

wherein said second heating element is arranged on said support substantially in duplicate parallel next to another heating
element in double turns, wherein at least one turn of said first heating element is provided between two double turns of said
second heating element.

US Pat. No. 9,894,715

ELECTRIC HEATING DEVICE

MAHLE International GmbH,...

1. An electric heating device comprising:
a housing having a housing cover and a housing base each with at least one first opening;
at least one first heating element arranged in the housing, the at least one first heating element protruding through the
at least one first opening of each of the housing cover and the housing base;

a first sealing element in which the at least one first heating element is arranged, the first sealing element being provided
inside the at least one first opening of each of the housing cover and the housing base,

wherein a bevel is provided on the housing cover and on the housing base at a perimeter of the at least one first opening
of the housing cover and of the housing base,

wherein a bevel is provided on an outer perimeter of the first sealing element, and
wherein the bevel of the first sealing element has a same contour as the bevel at the at least one first opening, such that
the bevel of the first sealing element and the bevel at the at least one first opening interact.

US Pat. No. 9,894,714

ELECTRICAL HEATING DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL HEATING METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrical heating device that electrically heats a material to be heated by bringing a plurality of electrodes which
are connected with a power supply unit into contact with the material to be heated with a predetermined distance between the
electrodes and supplying an electric current flowing between the electrodes, comprising:
temperature detection means for detecting temperature information of a plurality of predetermined areas of the material to
be heated;

supplemental heating means for heating each of the plurality of predetermined areas of the material to be heated; and
control means for controlling heating of the material to be heated, wherein
during the electrical heating, the control means controls, by mutually comparing the temperature of each of the plurality
of predetermined areas of the material to be heated detected by the temperature detection means, the supplemental heating
means so that the supplemental heating means heats at least one predetermined area or all of predetermined areas having a
temperature lower than the temperature of a predetermined area having a highest temperature among the plurality of predetermined
areas.

US Pat. No. 9,894,713

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A BASE STATION SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling a base station system, the method comprising:
generating and transmitting a first control signal to cause a first radio equipment controller to control, at a first time,
a first radio equipment in an active state, the first radio equipment associated with a first antenna having a first coverage
area in a first regional zone; and

generating and transmitting at least one additional control signal to cause the first radio equipment controller, at a later
time, to switch the first radio equipment from the active state to an inactive state and control a second radio equipment
associated with a second antenna having a second coverage area in a second regional zone instead of the first radio equipment,
the first radio equipment controller controlling any one of the first radio equipment in the first regional zone and the second
radio equipment in the second regional zone at any time.

US Pat. No. 9,894,712

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING SENSOR SIGNALS

Hanwha Power Systems Co.,...

1. A sensor signal transmission system comprising:
a plurality of wireless sensors disposed in an equipment package and configured to sense at least one type of information;
a gateway configured to receive the at least one type of information sensed by the wireless sensors in a wireless manner,
and convert the received information into at least one communication signal;

a controller configured to control the equipment package by collecting the at least one communication signal input from the
gateway; and

at least one wireless power supply configured to supply power to the wireless sensors in a wireless manner,
wherein priorities are assigned to the wireless sensors, respectively, and
wherein a higher-priority sensor among the wireless sensors is disposed more adjacent to the at least one wireless power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,894,711

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING DATA

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A system for identifying data, comprising:
a transmitting end, a receiving end, a PDU (Protocol Data Unit) related to an unacknowledgement mode data, the transmitting
end transmitting a PDU with a first identification and a second identification to the receiving end through a communication
network;

the receiving end comprising:
a data receiving unit for receiving the PDU;
a second field determining unit connecting the data receiving unit for determining whether the value of the second identification
is equal to a first preset value, and thereby outputting a corresponding first determining result;

a first field determining unit connecting the second field determining unit, the first field determining unit comprising a
second preset value configured for determining whether the received value of the first identification is equal to the first
preset value when the value of the second identification is equal to the first preset value, based on the first determining
result, and thereby outputting a corresponding second determining result; and

an identifying unit connecting the first field determining unit, the identifying unit being configured for based on the first
determining result and the second determining result, identifying the corresponding PDU as a valid data package when value
of the second identification equal to value of the first preset value and the value of the first identification being equal
to the second preset value,

wherein in an upstream data transmission link, the transmitting end in a mobile terminal transmits the PDU, and the receiving
end in a base station receives and reconstructs the PDU, and

in a downstream data transmission link, the transmitting end in a base station transmits the PDU, and the receiving end in
a mobile terminal receives and reconstructs the PDU.

US Pat. No. 9,894,710

METHOD FOR RELEASING WIRELESS LINK RESOURCE AND USER EQUIPMENT

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for releasing wireless link resources, comprising:
a user equipment monitoring a transport layer signaling state in a data communication process;
the user equipment determining whether a corresponding condition for releasing wireless link resources is satisfied according
to a detected transport layer signaling state; and

when the condition for releasing the wireless link resources is satisfied, the user equipment sending a message for releasing
the wireless link resources;

wherein when the transport layer signaling state is that UDP signalings and TCP signalings are simultaneously contained, when
a last UDP signaling is sent by the user equipment, the user equipment compares a first moment and a moment when all TCP ports
are closed, wherein, the first moment is a moment of reaching a first preset time after a sending moment of the last UDP signaling,
when a later moment out of the first moment and the moment when all TCP ports are closed is reached, the user equipment promptly
sending the message for releasing the wireless link resources;

when a last UDP signaling is received by the user equipment, the user equipment compares a second moment and a moment when
all TCP ports are closed, wherein, the second moment is a moment of reaching a second preset time after a receiving moment
of the last UDP signaling, when a later moment out of the second moment and the moment when all TCP ports are closed is reached,
the user equipment promptly sending the message for releasing the wireless link resources.

US Pat. No. 9,894,709

METHOD OF DELIVERING POLICY INFORMATION FOR OFFLOADING BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of delivering policy information for offloading between different types of wireless communication systems by a
first electronic device, the method comprising:
connecting the first electronic device with a second electronic device based on a tethering function;
determining, by the first electronic device, whether to release the tethering function;
receiving, from the second electronic device, information on policy types that can be used by the second electronic device;
identifying policy information corresponding to the second electronic device based on the received infoiuiation on the policy
types to connect the second electronic device with a wireless communication system when the tethering function is released;

delivering the policy information for offloading between different types of wireless communication systems to the second electronic
device; and

releasing the tethering function after delivering the policy information to the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,894,708

COORDINATION OF WI-FI P2P AND LTE DATA TRAFFIC

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method, comprising:
obtaining LTE discontinuous reception (DRX) parameters by a user equipment (UE) from an LTE base station in a wireless communication
network, wherein the UE is a Wi-Fi group client (GC) equipped with an LTE radio transceiver and a co-located Wi-Fi radio transceiver;

obtaining Wi-Fi scheduling parameters by the UE from a Wi-Fi group owner (GO), wherein the Wi-Fi scheduling parameters comprise
at least one of client traffic window information and absent time information of the GO;

determining desired DRX parameters based on the Wi-Fi scheduling parameters; and
transmitting an in-device coexistence (IDC) indicator containing the desired DRX parameters from the LTE radio transceiver
to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,894,706

TOGGLING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method by a user equipment node (UE) for discontinuous reception (DRX) of traffic from a source radio access network
(S-RAN) node of a telecommunications system, the method comprising:
determining whether a condition has occurred that can trigger initiation of handover to a target RAN (T-RAN) node, wherein
the condition corresponds to mobility events in which the UE starts or ceases to move out of coverage from the S-RAN node;

based on determining that the condition has not occurred, selecting by the UE from among a plurality of service-specific DRX
configurations stored in the UE and selected based on a service type of the traffic from the S-RAN node, and controlling DRX
by the UE of traffic from the S-RAN node based on the selected service-specific DRX configuration;

based on determining that the condition has occurred, controlling the DRX by the UE of traffic from the S-RAN node based on
a service-agnostic DRX configuration that is stored in the UE and that is agnostic to the service type of the traffic from
the S-RAN node, wherein controlling the DRX by the UE of traffic from the S-RAN node comprises suspending the selecting among
the plurality of service-specific DRX configurations irrespective of any changes in a service type of the traffic from the
S-RAN node; and

based on determining that another condition has occurred based on completing handover to the T-RAN node, ceasing controlling
the DRX by the UE based on the service-agnostic DRX configuration and resume selecting among a plurality of service-specific
DRX configurations based on characteristics of traffic from the T-RAN node to use to control the DRX by the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,894,705

SELF-ADJUSTING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION PATTERN

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:
configuring a discontinuous reception pattern of a user equipment by configuring at least a length of an on-duration timer
and a length of an inactivity timer, wherein the on-duration timer specifies a number of consecutive units of time at a beginning
of a discontinuous reception period and wherein the inactivity timer specifies a number of consecutive units of time after
successfully decoding a channel; and

adjusting the discontinuous reception pattern at the user equipment autonomously with respect to a base station, wherein
the inactivity timer is shortened when a current length of the inactivity timer is not needed,
the inactivity timer is extended when the user equipment's active scheduling time is extended by the inactivity timer and
the user equipment is scheduled during the extended part, and

the inactivity timer is not extended when all scheduling occurs within the on-duration timer.

US Pat. No. 9,894,704

TIMER CONFIGURATION FOR REDUCED CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION REPORTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for assisting in Radio Resource Control configuration, wherein said method comprises the steps of:
obtaining, in a Node B, User Equipment condition parameters concerning a particular User Equipment connected to said Node
B, said User Equipment condition parameters comprising at least a round-trip time and a scheduler processing time;

calculating, in said Node B, a timer value recommendation for said particular User Equipment in dependence on said User Equipment
condition parameters, wherein said timer value recommendation is equal or larger than a sum of said round-trip time and said
scheduler processing time; and

transmitting, from said Node B to a Radio Network Controller, said timer value recommendation.

US Pat. No. 9,894,703

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
one or more processors; and
a memory having stored thereon instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, causes the communications
apparatus to:

determine a timing of starting a period when a communications group, to which a plurality of other communications apparatuses
belong, can perform communications, based on a beacon signal that was received by the communications apparatus in a predetermined
period;

transmit a signal that requests obtaining of information to the plurality of other communications apparatuses, according to
the determined timing; and

obtain information from each of the plurality of other communications apparatuses in a case where the signal was transmitted,
wherein in a case where a first communications group and a second communications group having different timings of starting
a period when communications are possible were detected based on a plurality of beacon signals that were received by the communications
apparatus in the predetermined period, the signal is transmitted to a plurality of other communications apparatuses that belong
to the first communications group, according to the timing that was determined based on a beacon from an apparatus that belongs
to the first communications group from among the plurality of beacon signals, and the signal is transmitted to a plurality
of other communications apparatuses that belong to the second communications group, according to the determined timing based
on a beacon from an apparatus that belongs to the second communications group from among the plurality of beacon signals.

US Pat. No. 9,894,702

PERFORMING PRIMARY CELL FUNCTIONS IN A SECONDARY CELL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to maintain connectivity with a secondary (e)NodeB when connectivity is
lost between the UE and a primary (e)NodeB, the apparatus comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:
decode a first timer, at the UE, that is a T310 timer that is received from the primary (e)NodeB;

start the first timer, at the UE, for monitoring a connection between the UE and the primary (e)NodeB;
decode a second timer, at the UE, that is a T310 short timer, that is received from the primary (e)NodeB;

start the second timer, at the UE, for monitoring a connection between the UE and the secondary (e)NodeB;
detect, at the UE, radio link failure (RLF) between the UE and the primary (e)NodeB after expiry of the first timer at the
UE, wherein the RLF causes the connectivity between the UE and the primary (e)NodeB to be lost; and

maintain the connection between the UE and the secondary (e)NodeB while the second timer is unexpired, wherein the secondary
(e)NodeB is configured to behave like the primary (e)NodeB or become the primary (e)NodeB depending on a capability of the
UE and for a selected period of time determined after the connectivity between the UE and the primary (e)NodeB is lost;

perform radio channel measurements of other primary (e)NodeBs when the secondary (e)NodeB is behaving like the primary (e)NodeB;
identify a new primary (e)NodeB when the radio channel measurements are above a defined threshold; and
perform a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment procedure to create a connection between the UE and the
new primary (e)NodeB,
wherein the secondary (e)NodeB that is behaving like the primary (e)NodeB is configured to revert back to being the secondary
(e)NodeB when the connection is created between the UE and the new primary (e)NodeB.

US Pat. No. 9,894,701

INTER-NODE COORDINATION FOR MANAGING A MODEM PROCESSING PIPELINE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A scheduling entity configured for wireless communication, comprising:
a processor;
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor; and
a transceiver communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein the processor is configured for:
utilizing the transceiver to receive a user equipment (UE) capabilities information message comprising a plurality of acknowledgment
(ACK) latency values of the UE, each ACK latency value having a respective associated threshold downlink throughput value
for the UE;

selecting an ACK latency value from the set of ACK latency values in the UE capabilities information message; and
utilizing the transceiver to transmit downlink data at a downlink data rate in accordance with the associated threshold downlink
throughput value in the UE capabilities information message that is associated with the selected ACK latency value.

US Pat. No. 9,894,700

DIRECT ROUTING OF COMMUNICATION SESSIONS FOR MOBILE IP COMMUNICATION END POINTS

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, on a first service provider network, a request for access to a target communication device, the target communication
device being associated with a second service provider network;

receiving an indicator, from the second service provider network, that the target communication device is roaming on a third
service provider network; and

establishing a peer-to-peer communication link with the target communication device on the third service provider network
by a direct peer-to-peer interconnection process, by establishing a peer-to-peer communication session from a peering point
in the first service provider network directly to a peering point in the third service provider network, that is associated
with, and separate from, the target communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,894,699

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROXIMITY-BASED SERVICE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, from at least one user equipment, a resource utilization indication that indicates resources used by at least one
user equipment for a ProSe device-to-device discovery procedure;

determining, based on the received resource utilization indication, resources for the at least one user equipment to perform
a subsequent ProSe device-to-device discovery procedure; and

signaling the determined resources to the at least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,894,698

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, USER EQUIPMENT, AND DISCOVERY METHOD FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A communication system, comprising:
a base station, including a transmitter and a receiver, the base station serves a plurality of user equipments within a transmission
range of the base station, wherein each of the user equipments uses one of a plurality of carrier frequency bands for communication,

wherein the base station enable the receiver to obtain device-to-device communication requests of the user equipments by the
carrier frequency bands and groups the user equipments into a plurality of groups according to locations of the user equipments,

the base station allocates a discovery resource pool of a predefined carrier frequency band to the user equipments in a same
group and enables each of the user equipments to transmit a discovery message corresponding to each of the user equipments'
own in the discovery resource pool by the transmitter, and

each of the user equipments has a priority message corresponding to the discovery resource pool and selectively receives the
discovery messages according to the priority message.

US Pat. No. 9,894,697

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING COMMUNICATION IN A DIRECT LINK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of monitoring communication in a radio access network (RAN) for estimating communication in a direct link between
a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE, wherein the first UE is configured to communicate user data to the second UE
via the RAN by transmitting the user data using a first uplink, the method being performed by the second UE and comprising:
receiving an instruction from the RAN to eavesdrop the first uplink,
receiving transmissions on the first uplink;
obtaining digital data from the received transmissions;
transmitting to the RAN the digital data obtained from the received transmissions; and
after transmitting the obtained digital data, receiving a command from the RAN, the received command indicating that the RAN
has received the obtained digital data, has compared the received obtained digital data to digital data that the RAN obtained
from the transmissions on the first uplink, and has determined, based on the comparison, that a quality of the direct link
between the first UE and the second UE fulfils a quality criteria; and

switching into a device-to-device communication mode in response to receiving the command.

US Pat. No. 9,894,696

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SUPPORTING WIRELESS FEMTOCELL COMMUNICATIONS

Tango Networks, Inc., Ri...

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting an incoming call to an enterprise gateway server;
identifying via the enterprise gateway server a call routing policy for routing the incoming call over at least one of an
enterprise network and a wireless network;

performing a lookup operation to identify one or more call routing conditions;
performing a call routing policy decision via the enterprise gateway server by validating the one or more call routing conditions,
determining whether to route the call to a private branch exchange (PBX) or a wireless network;
responsive to determining to route the incoming call over the wireless network, requesting, by a home location register (HLR),
a temporary routing number from a servicing mobile switching center; and

transmitting, via the temporary routing number, a call routing instruction to a femtocell to route the incoming call to its
destination over the wireless network based on the call routing policy decision.

US Pat. No. 9,894,695

NETWORK ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A network access system, comprising:
a control plane node, connected with a User Equipment (UE) by a radio interface, connected with a Mobile Management Entity
(MME) by an Si interface, and configured to process control plane data which is used for the UE to access to a network; and

a user plane node, connected with the UE by a radio interface, connected with a Serving Gateway (SGW) by an Ss interface,
and configured to process user plane data which are used for the UE to access to the network; an

Xu interface, connected between the control plane node and the user plane node and configured to enable the control plane
node to forward the control plane data to the UE by the user plane node.

US Pat. No. 9,894,694

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA THROUGH ONE OR MORE TUNNEL FOR PACKETS SATISFYING ONE OR MORE CONDITIONS

PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIM...

1. A method for a first node disposed in a network environment, the method comprising:
(a) receiving a packet via a local area network (LAN) interface;
(b) inspecting the packet;
(c) determining whether the packet satisfies at least one packet condition;
(d) transmitting the packet through a predefined tunnel if the packet satisfies the at least one packet condition; and
(e) transmitting the packet through a second tunnel if the packet does not satisfy the at least one packet condition,
wherein the predefined tunnel is a first tunnel and is established before the packet is received by the first node,
wherein the first tunnel belongs to a first tunnel group;
wherein the second tunnel belongs to one of, a first tunnel group or a second tunnel group;
wherein the first tunnel and the second tunnel are aggregated to form an aggregated connection;
wherein the at least one packet condition is based on one of the following: packet size, packet protocol, geographical location
of a sender of the packet, geographical location of the first node, time of day, and latency sensitivity of a session that
the packet belongs to;

wherein when the at least one packet condition is based on latency sensitivity, a first condition is met when a data transfer
from the first node to a second node is latency insensitive; and

wherein the predefined tunnel is selected based on at least one performance criterion;
wherein the at least one performance criterion is selected from a group comprising network latency, response time, packet
delay, bandwidth, throughput, packet loss, packet drop, power consumption, signal-to-noise ratio, round-trip time, interference
level, error rate, quality of service, queuing delay, and packet jitter;

wherein performance of a tunnel is used for determining whether a tunnel satisfies performance criteria to become a predefined
tunnel;

wherein the first tunnel group is established through at least one network, wherein the at least one network is selected based
on network latency of the at least one network; and

wherein the network latency is determined based on one of, average, maximum, minimum or other statistical calculations of
latency observed for each tunnel in the first tunnel group.

US Pat. No. 9,894,693

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BINDING MOBILE DEVICE WITH INTELLIGENT APPARATUS

GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for binding mobile device with intelligent apparatus, wherein the mobile device logs in a server for acquiring
a user identification (UID) number, the mobile device fetches information of an access point (AP), which can be identified
by a first intelligent apparatus, and the mobile device provides the UID number to the AP, the method comprising the steps
of:
disconnecting the first intelligent apparatus from the mobile device and coupling the first intelligent apparatus to the server
via the AP; and

uploading a first device identification code of the first intelligent apparatus and the UID number to the server via the AP
by using the first intelligent apparatus for generating a binding relationship between the first intelligent apparatus and
the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,894,692

TRANSMISSION OF DATA TO OR FROM A NODE OF A MOBILE NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method at a node of a mobile network, the method comprising communicating with a further node using an in-band communication
channel implicitly defined in a packet flow going between the further node and a user equipment that is connected to the mobile
network, said communicating including at least one of:
receiving data from the further node via the in-band communication channel by receiving a downlink data packet in the packet
flow, the downlink data packet being addressed to the user equipment, recognizing that the downlink data packet is a disguised
downlink data packet that is at least partly targeted to the node rather than being solely targeted to the user equipment,
based on detecting that the downlink data packet is marked as belonging to the in-band communication channel, and, in response,
extracting data from the disguised downlink data packet that is targeted to the node and acting on the extracted data at the
node, rather than delivering or forwarding the extracted data to the user equipment; and

sending data to the further node via the in-band communication channel by forming a disguised uplink data packet having a
source address of the user equipment but being marked as belonging to the in-band communication channel, and inserting data
provided by the node and targeted for the further node into the disguised uplink data packet, and sending the disguised uplink
data packet in the packet flow towards the further node.

US Pat. No. 9,894,691

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND AN EXTERNAL INSTRUMENT

Pacesetter, Inc., Sylmar...

1. A system for establishing a bi-directional communication link comprising:
an implantable medical device (IMD) having a sensing circuit to collect sensed data, a first radio frequency (RF) circuit
and a memory configured to store an advertising schedule based on a wireless protocol, wherein the advertising schedule includes
an advertisement interval having a length longer than a defined advertisement interval of the wireless protocol; and

an external instrument having one or more processors electrically coupled to a second RF circuit and a memory, the IMD configured
to transmit the advertising schedule to the external instrument during a first communication session with the external instrument,
the one or more processors of the external instrument being configured to define a scanning interval for the external instrument
based on the advertising schedule, the RF circuit of the external instrument is configured to establish a wireless bi-directional
communication link with the IMD over the wireless protocol based on the scanning interval, wherein the RF circuit of the IMD
is further configured to periodically transmit an advertisement notice along a dedicated advertisement channel based on the
advertising schedule and wherein the scanning interval is defined based on a length of time between the preceding advertisement
notice and when the request is received.

US Pat. No. 9,894,690

STATION AND METHOD OF SETTING CONNECTION THE ACCESS POINT AND THE STATION

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A method for setting connection between an access point and a station, comprising:
transmitting, by a station management entity included in the station, to a medium access control (MAC) layer management entity
included in the station, information about a reception condition which defines a transmitting type of a communication setup
message transmitted by the access point and information about a report time at which the MAC layer management entity should
report that the MAC layer management entity has received the communication setup message from the access point to the station
management entity, when the MAC layer management entity receives the communication setup message, and

adjusting, by the MAC layer management entity, a transmission timing of basic service set (BSS) information in the communication
setup message to the station management entity according to connection priority requirement information included in the communication
setup message received by the MAC layer management entity from the access point, and the information about the report time,

wherein the connection priority requirement information comprises differentiated initial link setup (DILS) information to
distribute connection timing by one or more stations to the access point, and the BSS information comprises information about
a BSS operated by the access point.

US Pat. No. 9,894,689

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND LOGIC FOR IDENTIFYING DEVICES FOR A VIRTUAL MEETING SESSION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
establishing a wireless communication session with a fixed endpoint using a wireless communication protocol;
generating a Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) request to download a phone number associated with the fixed endpoint;
receiving, via the wireless communication session, a PBAP response comprising a phone number identifying the fixed endpoint;
and

inputting, by an endpoint from the PBAP response, the phone number identifying the fixed endpoint into a field used for initiating
a call to the fixed endpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,894,688

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL RELATED TO DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing transmission and reception related to device-to-device (D2D) communication, which is performed by
a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
determining, by the first UE, whether or not the first UE locates at a cell boundary within coverage of a base station;
stopping, by the first UE, uplink transmission to the base station on a first frequency band for a prescribed time period
and searching, by the first UE, for a signal transmitted from a second UE during the prescribed time period, when the first
UE determines that the first UE locates at the cell boundary within coverage of the base station;

if the signal transmitted from the second UE during the prescribed time period is searched by the first UE, performing, by
the first UE, a report to the base station,

wherein the report comprises information on whether the second UE is proximate to the first UE; and
when there is acknowledgement information that should be transmitted in a first subframe included in the prescribed time period
in response to a signal transmitted from the base station, but the acknowledgement information cannot be transmitted from
the first UE to the base station in the first subframe, transmitting, by the first UE, the acknowledgement information to
the base station in a second subframe that is not included in the prescribed time period.

US Pat. No. 9,894,687

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROVIDING RANDOM ACCESS COMMUNICATION

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A random access method for communicating in a communication system, the random access method comprising:
receiving and buffering, by a terminal, asynchronous communications including a plurality of overlapping asynchronous bursts
transmitted without diversity by at least one other device in the communication system, each of the plurality of overlapping
bursts including low rate forward error correction encoded data and causing interference to at least one other of the plurality
of overlapping bursts, the low rate forward error correction encoded data having been encoded at a code rate that is no higher
than ½;

detecting, by the terminal, a plurality of bursts in a sliding window of W burst times;
processing, by the terminal, each burst of the plurality of bursts by demodulating, decoding, and producing an estimate of
an interference created by each burst; and

cancelling, by the terminal, the estimate of the interference of the processed burst from received signals of all other detected
bursts of the plurality of bursts.

US Pat. No. 9,894,686

RANDOM ACCESS IN DYNAMIC AND SHARED SPECTRUMS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for assisting a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to perform random access transmissions in a communication
system, the method comprising:
determining whether the WTRU is to access an operating channel as a secondary user;
determining a silencing period for the WTRU to listen to the operating channel prior to starting a random access channel (RACH)
procedure based on a determination that the WTRU is to access the operating channel as a secondary user; and

signaling an indication of the determined silencing period to the WTRU.

US Pat. No. 9,894,685

LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS NETWORK SYSTEM

Institute For Information...

1. A mobile station for a licensed assisted access (LAA) network system, the LAA network system further comprising a first
base station, and the mobile station comprising:
a transceiver; and
a processor;
wherein:
the processor determines a use status of an unlicensed band via the transceiver and generates first available unlicensed channel
group information;

the transceiver transmits the first available unlicensed channel group information to the first base station so that the first
base station selects a first unlicensed channel according to the first available unlicensed channel group information;

the processor initializes a communication schedule assessment procedure with the first base station through the first unlicensed
channel and via the transceiver;

the processor determines that the communication schedule assessment procedure fails;
the processor determines a use status of the unlicensed band via the transceiver according to the determination result that
the communication schedule assessment procedure fails, and generates second available unlicensed channel group information;

the transceiver transmits the second available unlicensed channel group information to the first base station so that the
first base station selects a second unlicensed channel according to the second available unlicensed channel group information;
and

the processor initializes the communication schedule assessment procedure with the first base station through the second unlicensed
channel and via the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,894,684

METHOD FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a random access procedure in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment
comprising:
transmitting a random access preamble by using a random access resource to a base station;
receiving a downlink control channel identified by a random access identifier from the base station, wherein the random access
identifier is determined by the user equipment based on the random access resource; and

receiving a random access response from the base station as a response to the random access preamble on a downlink shared
channel that is associated with the identified downlink control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,894,683

CHANNEL CONFIGURATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A base station comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the base station to:
transmit, to a wireless device, a first control message comprising configuration parameters for a control channel, wherein
the control channel is associated with one or more sets of resource blocks in one or more subframes of a plurality of subframes,
and wherein the configuration parameters indicate:

the one or more subframes in which the one or more sets of resource blocks associated with the control channel are configured;
and

a starting symbol, corresponding to both the control channel and a downlink data channel, for each subframe of the one or
more subframes in which the one or more sets of resource blocks associated with the control channel are configured;

transmit, via the control channel, first scheduling information for a first packet;
receive the first packet; and
transmit, via a feedback channel, a positive or negative acknowledgement in a first subframe of the plurality of subframes,
wherein the feedback channel begins at a symbol occurring first in each subframe of the plurality of subframes.

US Pat. No. 9,894,682

MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, TRANSMITTING METHOD AND RECEIVING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A mobile station device comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives, from a base station, first information related to one of groups, into which a plurality
of resource blocks are grouped, and receives, from the base station, second information indicating a resource block, which
is included in said one of the groups and which is assigned to the mobile station device; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to the base station, data on the resource block assigned to the mobile station
device based on the first information and the second information, and transmits, to the base station, a reference signal,
which is used for measuring reception quality by the base station, on resource blocks included in said one of the groups based
on the first information.

US Pat. No. 9,894,681

UPLINK SCHEDULING IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a wireless device, at least one radio resource control (RRC) message comprising configuration parameters of
a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of timing advance groups (TAGs) comprising:

a primary TAG comprising a primary cell; and
a secondary TAG (sTAG) comprising a secondary cell, the secondary cell configured with scheduling request (SR) resources;
receiving a media access control (MAC) activation command indicating activation of the secondary cell; and
determining that the secondary cell has an invalid SR resource when in a subframe:
an SR process is pending;
the SR resources are configured in the subframe; and
a time alignment timer of the sTAG is not running in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,894,680

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING SUBFRAME TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON UPLINK DATA RATE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. The method for adjusting subframe transmissions based on uplink data rate, the method comprising:
communicating data between an access node and a plurality of wireless devices, wherein the data is scheduled for communication
according to a first subframe configuration with a first mix of uplink and downlink subframes;

comparing an uplink data rate for at least one of the plurality of wireless devices over a first portion of a period of time
to an uplink criteria;

selecting a number of uplink subframes for a second mix of uplink and downlink subframes based on the uplink data rate for
the at least one wireless device over the first portion of the period of time, wherein the second mix comprises a greater
proportion of uplink subframes than the first mix;

adjusting a scheduling for a set of subframes over a second portion of the period of time based on the comparison such that
the set of subframes comprises the second mix of subframes; and

communicating data between the access node and the plurality of wireless devices according to the adjusted scheduling for
the set of subframes, wherein the uplink data rate for the at least one wireless device is increased over the second portion
of the period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,894,679

DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF DOWNLINK AND UPLINK TRAFFIC SCHEDULING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:
a memory that stores instructions; and
a processor coupled with the memory, wherein the processor and the memory are configured to:
monitor a parameter for downlink (DL) traffic and a parameter for uplink (UL) traffic;
determine that a contention procedure for contention-based access to an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum band for
a transmission opportunity has succeeded, wherein the contention procedure reserves the unlicensed RF spectrum band for a
duration of the transmission opportunity; and

adjust scheduling for a DL communications duration and an UL communications duration within the duration of the transmission
opportunity based at least in part on a comparison of a first value associated with the monitored parameter for DL traffic
and a second value associated with the monitored parameter for UL traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,894,678

METHODS, A WIRELESS DEVICE AND A RADIO NETWORK NODE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a radio network node, for scheduling transmissions of a wireless device, wherein the method comprises:
receiving, from the wireless device, information relating to emissions from the wireless device when the wireless device operates
according to an operating configuration, wherein the wireless device comprises at least two duplexers and wherein the information
relating to emissions includes information about which duplexer of said at least two duplexers the wireless device is using
for transmissions; and

scheduling the transmissions based on the received information.

US Pat. No. 9,894,676

COEXISTENT WORKING MODE ESTABLISHMENT METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION AND SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A user equipment that communicates with a base station in a first communication system, comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit to the base station an indication to report a co-existence problem experienced by the
user equipment and to also transmit assistance information for a co-existence working mode in which the user equipment performs
a first communication with the base station and performs a second communication with an apparatus in a second communication
system;

a receiver configured to receive from the base station configuration information that include information of a co-existence
working mode allowed to be utilized by the user equipment and information that indicates whether the user equipment can deny
an uplink transmission of the first communication system and a message; and

a processor configured to configure the co-existence working mode according to the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,894,675

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS NETWORK COEXISTENCE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for receiving data in a first wireless network and transmitting data in at least a second wireless network, the
method comprising:
receiving, by a receiver of a wireless communication device, a channel of a first wireless network when a transmitter of the
wireless communication device is transmitting to a second wireless network;

determining, at the wireless communication device, a first condition for the received channel of the first wireless network
when the transmitter for the second wireless network is transmitting;

determining, at the wireless communication device, a second condition for the received channel when the transmitter for the
second wireless network is not transmitting;

determining a difference between the first condition and the second condition; and
in response to determining that the difference between the first condition and the second condition exceeds a predetermined
threshold, modifying transmission characteristics for the transmitter for the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,894,674

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYSTEM LEVEL SOLUTION FOR DIFFERENT SERVICE CO-EXISTENCE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for implementing a system solution for coexistence between a first service and a second service comprising:
accepting a first service selection for a first wireless cellular system on a mobile terminal;
performing a data transport using the first service selection on the mobile terminal;
accepting a second service selection for a second wireless cellular system on the mobile terminal, wherein a channel of the
second wireless cellular system used by the second service interferes with a channel of the first wireless cellular system
used by the first service;

implementing a suspension of the data transport using the first service selection on the mobile terminal based on accepting
the second service selection,

the suspension of the data transport being implemented by the mobile terminal setting an identifier for the mobile terminal
that indicates not to use the first wireless cellular system;

causing the data transport to be redirected using a third wireless cellular system, different than the first wireless cellular
system and the second wireless cellular system, that permits the first service to coexist with the second service; and

clearing the suspension.

US Pat. No. 9,894,673

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment that transmits, to a base station apparatus, a demodulation reference signal associated with transmission
of a physical uplink shared channel, the user equipment comprising:
receiving circuitry that receives, from the base station apparatus, a cell-specific parameter indicating that sequence group
hopping is enabled or disabled, the receiving circuitry receiving, from the base station apparatus, a user equipment-specific
parameter indicating that the sequence group hopping is disabled; and

scheduling circuitry that generates, based on whether the sequence group hopping is enabled or disabled, a demodulation reference
signal sequence of the demodulation reference signal associated with the transmission of the physical uplink shared channel,
wherein

the sequence group hopping is enabled or disabled based on the cell-specific parameter regardless of the user equipment-specific
parameter in a case that the transmission of the physical uplink shared channel corresponds to a random access response grant
in a random access procedure or the transmission of the physical uplink shared channel corresponds to a retransmission of
a transport block in the random access procedure; and

the random access procedure includes a step for a contention resolution.

US Pat. No. 9,894,671

COVERAGE TRANSITION INDICATOR FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method performed at a user equipment (UE) device, the method comprising:
communicating within a device-to-device (D2D) group including at least the UE device and a second D2D UE device;
receiving a coverage transition indicator (CTI) from the second D2D UE device, the CTI indicating that the second D2D UE device
has left a base station service area and is no longer within coverage;

determining in response to receiving the CTI that the D2D group is in a partial coverage scenario when a system-derived D2D
timing information has been received within a maximum time period, the system-derived D2D timing information transmitted by
a third UE device of the D2D group and derived from system timing received at the third UE device from a base station connected
to a system network, the partial coverage scenario occurring when at least one UE device of the D2D group is within coverage;
and

determining in response to receiving the CTI that the D2D group is in an out of coverage scenario when no system-derived D2D
timing information is received within the maximum time period from any UE device of the group, the out of coverage scenario
occurring when all UE devices of the D2D group are out of coverage.

US Pat. No. 9,894,670

IMPLEMENTING ADAPTIVE RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR NETWORK DEVICES

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A resource management system for a network device comprising:
a resource manager that is configured to:
generate a sequence of a plurality of access time slots for a plurality of candidate entities to access a plurality of resources
associated with the network device,

wherein a candidate entity of the plurality of candidate entities is a network entity that requests access to one or more
of the plurality of resources, and

wherein an access time slot provides a time period during which a candidate entity associated with the access time slot can
access a resource of the plurality of resources;

determine a priority level associated with each of the plurality of candidate entities, wherein each of the candidate entities
is associated with a respective one of a predetermined plurality of priority levels, including:

determining a first priority level for a first candidate entity of the of the plurality of candidate entities, and
determining a second priority level for a second candidate entity of the of the plurality of candidate entities, wherein the
second priority level is lower than the first priority level;

in response to determining that the first candidate entity has the first priority level that is higher than the second priority
level of the second candidate entity, assign a greater number of access time slots to the first candidate entity, and a lower
number of access time slots to the second candidate entity;

determine that at least one of the first candidate entity or the second candidate entity is not using one or more access time
slots assigned to the respective candidate entity; and

in response to determining that at least one of the first candidate entity or the second candidate entity is not using one
or more access time slots assigned to the respective candidate entity, redistribute an unused access time slot presently assigned
to one of the first candidate entity or the second candidate entity to a third candidate entity that is without any assigned
access time slot; and

a resource monitor that is configured to detect usage of each of the access time slots by the respective candidate entities
that are assigned the access time slots.

US Pat. No. 9,894,669

QUALITY OF SERVICE ENHANCEMENT FOR WIRELESS RELAY NETWORKS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method, comprising:
based on a first wireless device being associated with a first service priority, establishing, via a relay access node, a
first communication link between a donor access node and a first wireless device, wherein the relay access node is selected
for the first communication link based on a ratio of a first channel quality indicator of a first wireless communication link
between the relay access node and the donor access node to a distance between the first relay access node and the donor access
node; and

based on a second wireless device being associated with a second service priority that is lower than the first service priority,
establishing, via the relay access node, a second communication link between the donor access node and the second wireless
device without taking into consideration the first channel quality indicator and the distance between the relay access node
and the donor access node.

US Pat. No. 9,894,668

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMP OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing an Inter-eNB CoMP (Coordinated Multi-Point) operation in a wireless communication system, comprising:
receiving, by a first eNB, a message requesting initiation of a CoMP operation from a second eNB;
transmitting, by the first eNB, to the second eNB a message requesting information about gain expected from a CoMP operation
performed in the second eNB;

receiving, by the first eNB, the information about gain expected from the second eNB;
coordinating, by the first eNB, resources for a CoMP operation based on the information of expected gain; and
transmitting, by the first eNB, the resource coordination result to the second eNB.

US Pat. No. 9,894,667

BASE STATION APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION POWER OF A SMALL-CELL BASE STATION

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

6. A method of controlling a downlink transmission power of a small-cell base station communicating with a mobile station
in a mobile communication network, comprising:
measuring an electric field intensity of a transmission signal transmitted from a macro cell located in a periphery of the
small-cell base station;

while the electric field intensity is determined to be higher than a predetermined level, enhancing a downlink transmission
power of a downlink specific reference signal among the downlink transmission signals transmitted from the small-cell base
station, lowering a downlink transmission power of one or more other downlink signals transmitted from the small-cell base
station, and maintaining a total downlink transmission power of the small-cell base station equal to or smaller than an allowable
maximum power limit; and

repeatedly measuring an electric field intensity of a transmission signal transmitted from a macro cell located in a periphery
of the small-cell base station a predetermined number of times within a predetermined time period to determine a count value
indicative of a number of times the measured downlink interference signal is higher than the predetermined level, wherein
the acts of enhancing, lowering and maintaining are controlled based at least in part on the count value.

US Pat. No. 9,894,665

SOFT ACCESS POINT BACKEND DATA CONNECTION SPEED WITHIN A WI-FI BEACON

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:
determining, by a station (STA), a signal strength for communications with a number of access points (APs), wherein the number
of APs comprises a soft AP;

receiving a backend data network throughput indication from each of the number of APs, the respective backend data network
throughput indication of the soft AP including network technology information associated with a backend data network connection;

receiving an updated backend data network throughput indication from the soft AP, the updated backend data network throughput
indication being responsive to a change in location of the soft AP; and

selecting an AP from the number of APs based at least in part on the signal strength and the backend data network throughput
indication corresponding to the AP.

US Pat. No. 9,894,664

UPLINK SCHEDULING WHEN USING INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method in a radio base station comprising an interference suppression, IS, receiver for scheduling an uplink radio resource
to a first user equipment in a wireless communication system which employs Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA, the method
comprising:
measuring an IS gain for one or more of user equipments in a set of user equipments currently transmitting in uplink to the
radio base station, using the IS receiver;

determining which of a plurality of user constellations pertaining to information regarding the set of user equipments currently
transmitting in uplink to the radio base station and the respective bitrates of said set of user equipments corresponds to
each of the one or more of the user equipments in the set of user equipments;

updating a table of IS gains corresponding to the plurality of user constellations by using the measured IS gain to update
an IS gain in the table that corresponds to the determined user constellation for each of the one or more of the user equipments
in the set of user equipments;

predicting a load based on said updated table;
scheduling the uplink radio resource to the first user equipment at least partly based on said predicted load; and
transmitting a grant of the uplink radio resource to the first user equipment via the wireless communication system based
on the scheduling.

US Pat. No. 9,894,663

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus configured to perform wireless communication, comprising:
a memory that stores instructions; and
a processor coupled with the memory and configured to execute the instructions to:
generate a message for wireless communication according to a set of 52 tones, for allocation to an individual device, comprising
48 data tones and 4 pilot tones; and

map tones of the message, for the message generated according to the set of 52 tones, using a low density parity check (LDPC)
tone mapping distance (DTM) of 3; and

outputting the message for wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,894,662

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

ISCO INTERNATIONAL, LLC, ...

1. A device comprising:
a memory to store instructions; and
a circuit coupled to the memory, wherein execution of the instructions by the circuit causes the circuit to perform operations
comprising:

detecting power levels of signals received in a group of channels that are within a wideband channel, to obtain detected power
levels, wherein the detecting of the power levels is according to an analysis order for the group of channels, wherein the
analysis order is non-sequential;

determining an average wideband power level from less than all of the detected power levels, wherein the less than all of
the power levels of the signals received in the group of channels corresponds to a number of high power levels; and

detecting interference associated with a channel of the group of channels based on the average wideband power level, to obtain
a detected interference.

US Pat. No. 9,894,661

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of facilitating allocation of resources to support communication between a user equipment and a base station of
a wireless telecommunications network, said method comprising:
determining a traffic profile at a user equipment, said traffic profile characterising timing of traffic comprised of data
packets transmitted between said user equipment and a base station due to an application being executed by said user equipment,
wherein said traffic profile defines an arrival interval between said data packets and a latency tolerance associated with
said arrival interval; and

providing said traffic profile from the user equipment to said base station for use by the base station when allocating said-resources
to support communication between said user equipment and said base station during execution of said application by the user
equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,894,660

SCHEDULING METHOD AND SCHEDULING APPARATUS FOR USER EQUIPMENT IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for scheduling user equipments in a communication system, comprising:
obtaining geographic position information of the user equipments UEs in connected state, and determining, in each transmission
time interval, TTI, the UEs which need to feed back the geographic position information for geographic position update, by
a serving base station;

obtaining, in a k-th TTI, channel information of a second part of UEs among the UEs in the connected state;
determining, in the k-th TTI, a first part of UEs among the UEs in the connected state, based on the channel information of
the second part of UEs and the geographic position information of the second part of UEs;

obtaining, in a (k+1)-th TTI, channel information of the first part of UEs, k being a positive integer; and
selecting a UE to be scheduled from the first part of UEs based on the channel information of the first part of UEs.

US Pat. No. 9,894,659

ASSIGNING PHYSICAL-LAYER CELL IDENTITIES TO BASE STATIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at data processing hardware, for each neighboring base station of a source base station:
a transmission power;
a pairwise Euclidean distance from the source base station;
a physical cell identification (PCI) under mod3; and
a physical cell identification (PCI) under mod30;
for each PCI available for allocation to the source base station under mod3:
for each neighboring base station having the same PCI under mod3, determining, by the data processing hardware, a mod3 cost
associated with allocating the PCI to the source base station based on the transmit power and the pairwise Euclidean distance
of the corresponding neighboring base station; and

determining, by the data processing hardware, an overall mod3 cost as a summation of the mod3 costs of the neighboring base
stations having the same PCI under mod3;

for each PCI available for allocation to the source base station under mod30:
for each neighboring base station having the same PCI under mod30, determining, by the data processing hardware, a mod30 cost
associated with allocating the PCI to the source base station based on the transmit power and the pairwise Euclidean distance
of the corresponding neighboring base station; and

determining, by the data processing hardware, an overall mod30 cost as a summation of the mod30 costs of the neighboring base
stations having the same PCI under mod30;

for each PCI available for allocation to the source base station, determining, by the data processing hardware, an overall
cost as a summation of the corresponding overall mod3 cost and the corresponding overall mod30 cost;

determining, by the data processing hardware, which PCI available for allocation to the source base station has a minimum
overall cost; and

allocating, by the data processing hardware, the PCI having the minimum overall cost to the source base station.

US Pat. No. 9,894,658

JOINT PATTERN BEAM SECTORIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUSES PERFORMING THE SAME

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A joint pattern beam sectorization method comprising:
generating, in a service target region, pattern sectors by using a plurality of pattern antenna arrays wherein each pattern
sector corresponding to one of the plurality of pattern antenna arrays, a radiation pattern of each pattern antenna array
is different;

dividing the each pattern sector into a corresponding plurality of pattern beam sectors through a beamforming using pattern
antennas included a pattern antenna array corresponding to the each pattern sector; and

propagating a signal within at least one of the pattern beam sectors, each propagated signal within the pattern beam sector
having a corresponding pattern beam identification,

wherein at least one pattern beam sector included in a first pattern sector of the pattern sectors does not overlap with at
least one pattern beam sector included in a second pattern sector of the pattern sectors, the first pattern sector is located
adjacent to the second pattern sector, and the at least one pattern beam sector in the first pattern sector is located adjacent
to the at least one pattern beam sector in the second pattern sector, and

wherein the plurality of pattern antenna arrays comprise a first antenna array corresponding to the first pattern sector and
a second antenna array coresponding to the second pattern sector, and

wherein each of a first pattern antennas included the first antenna array and each of a second pattern antennas included the
second antenna array are grouped by arranging the first pattern antennas at a first interval and arranging the second pattern
antennas at a second interval, and

wherein the first interval and the second interval are a half-wave length(?/2), and
wherein the corresponding pattern beam identification is incorporated in a secondary synchronization symbol of a downlink
frame so as to be recieved by all terminal devices in a corresponding pattern beam sector.

US Pat. No. 9,894,657

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device comprising:
a circuitry configured to:
make communication with one or more secondary communication nodes operating a secondary system using at least one of a frequency
channel allocated to a primary system or a frequency channel adjacent to the frequency channel;

determine a first upper limit number of frequency channels allocated to the primary system;
allocate transmission power to each secondary system or each secondary communication node in each secondary system based on
the determined first upper limit number per frequency channel used by the secondary system; and

restrict transmission power based on a power allocation result.

US Pat. No. 9,894,655

ADAPTIVE UPLINK/DOWNLINK TIMESLOT ASSIGNMENT IN A HYBRID WIRELESS TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS/CODE DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A first wireless device comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a first list indicating a first assignment for uplink and downlink time intervals in a time
division duplex (TDD) frame;

a controller configured to determine at least first downlink time intervals for communication in a TDD frame based on the
first list;

the receiver further configured to receive a second list indicating a second assignment for uplink and downlink time intervals
in a TDD frame;

the controller further configured to determine at least first uplink time intervals for communication in a TDD frame based
on the second list;

the controller further configured to determine at least second downlink time intervals and second uplink time intervals for
communication in a TDD frame based on a third list, wherein the third list indicates a third assignment for uplink and downlink
time intervals in a TDD frame, and wherein the second downlink time intervals include downlink time intervals of at least
the first downlink time intervals and the second uplink time intervals include uplink time intervals of at least the first
uplink time intervals; and

the receiver configured to communicate, with a second wireless device during at least one TDD frame for communication, in
the downlink based on at least the second downlink time intervals and,

in the uplink based on at least the second uplink time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,894,654

DEFINING SUB-SUBCHANNELS FOR DATA COMMUNICATION USING SEPARATELY PROVIDED FREQUENCY AND TIME RESOURCES AND RELATED WIRELESS TERMINALS AND NETWORK NODES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operating a network node of a radio access network, the method comprising:
transmitting first control information to a wireless terminal, wherein the first control information defines a frequency resource
available for data communication with the wireless terminal over a subframe;

after transmitting the first control information, transmitting second control information to the wireless terminal, wherein
the second control information defines a time resource for a sub-subframe of the subframe; and

providing communication of data between the network node and the wireless terminal during the sub-subframe of the subframe
defined by the frequency resource of the first control information and the time resource of the second control information.

US Pat. No. 9,894,653

APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND METHOD FOR MULTI-USER REQUEST-TO-SEND AND CLEAR-TO-SEND IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) master station, the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry
configured to:
generate a trigger frame, the trigger frame comprising a field that indicates the trigger frame is for a multi-user request-to-send
(MU-RTS) for one or more HE stations, wherein the trigger frame indicates one or more HE station information fields for the
one or more HE stations, and wherein the one or more HE station information fields comprise an address of a corresponding
HE station of the one or more HE stations and an indication of a bandwidth for the corresponding HE station of the one or
more HE stations to transmit one or more clear-to-send (CTS) packets, and wherein the one or more HE station information fields
further comprise a field to indicate if a clear channel assessment is to be performed by the corresponding HE station before
transmission of the one or more CTS packets; and

transmit the trigger frame to the one or more HE stations.

US Pat. No. 9,894,652

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANNEL ACCESS IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for managing a network allocation vector (NAV) by a station (STA) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system, the method
comprising:
receiving a Contention Free (CF)-END frame including a duration field;
when a value of duration field is equal to zero, resetting the NAV; and
when the value of the duration field is not equal to zero, resetting the NAV when the non-zero value of the duration field
is within a range from NAV value?delta to NAV value+delta, wherein delta is a natural number.

US Pat. No. 9,894,650

SEMI-PERSISTENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS PACKET DATA SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless terminal operating in a wireless telecommunications network, the method comprising:
receiving an allocation of a semi-persistent resource for potentially shared use by plural wireless stations on an uplink
to a base station;

using a persistent resource for transmitting a unit of user data to the base station;
receiving from the base station an indication of non-receipt or the erroneous receipt of the unit of user data;
in response to the indication of the non-receipt or the erroneous receipt, retransmitting the unit of user data to the base
station using the semi-persistent resource; and

wherein a particular instance of the semi-persistent resource used by the wireless terminal is not used by another wireless
terminal and the persistent resource is not used by the other wireless terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,894,649

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CARRIER ACTIVATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for establishing time alignment by a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation,
the method comprising:
receiving, from a base station, medium access control (MAC) control information for activating a secondary cell (SCell);
activating the SCell based on the MAC control information;
determining whether a timer associated with a timing advance group to which the SCell belongs is running, the timer being
used to control the timing advance group to be uplink time aligned;

transmitting a random access preamble on the SCell if the timer is not running; and
receiving a random access response message including timing advance information.

US Pat. No. 9,894,648

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING DEVICE TO DEVICE PROXIMITY SERVICES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

WIPRO LIMITED, Bangalore...

1. A method of providing communication amongst User Equipments (UEs) in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:
comparing a set of predefined proximity service parameters for a plurality of UEs with associated thresholds within a set
of thresholds, wherein the set of predefined proximity parameters comprise a data service required by each UE of the plurality
of UEs;

creating a UE proximity group comprising a set of neighboring UEs selected from the plurality of UEs based on the data service
required by each UE, wherein the set of neighboring UEs communicate amongst each other through at least one Base Station (BS)
bypassing a core network of the wireless communication network;

allocating resources to the set of neighboring UEs associated with the UE proximity group based on the data service required
by each UE;

monitoring each of the set of predefined proximity service parameters for the set of neighboring UEs to determine deviation
with an associated threshold; and

modifying the UE proximity group to include a secondary set of neighboring UEs from the plurality of UEs in response to determining
deviation between at least one of the set of predefined proximity service parameters and an associated threshold.