US Pat. No. 9,943,020

COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting apparatus comprising:a first transport mechanism that is configured to transport a first board in a board transport direction;
a second transport mechanism that is arranged with the first transport mechanism and is configured to transport a second board in the board transport direction;
wherein each of the first transport mechanism and the second transport mechanism includes an upstream side operation area where an upstream side board holding part for positioning the first board or the second board is provided, and a downstream side operation area where a downstream side board holding part that is provided on a downstream side in the board transport direction with reference to the upstream side operation area for positioning the first board or the second board is provided,
a first component supply section that is disposed on a side of the first transport mechanism;
a second component supply section that is disposed on a side of the second transport mechanism;
a first mounting head that is configured to pick up components supplied from the first component supply section and mount the components onto the first board or the second board positioned at the upstream side operation area or the downstream side operation area;
a second mounting head that is configured to pick up components supplied from the second component supply section and mount the components onto the first board or the second board positioned at the upstream side operation area or the downstream side operation area; and
a control unit that is configured to control the first transport mechanism, the second transport mechanism, the first component supply section, the second component supply section, the first mounting head, and the second mounting head based on mounting data,
wherein the control unit comprises:
a mode determining section that is configured to determine whether the mounting data corresponds to an independent mounting mode in which the first mounting head is used to mount the components supplied from the first component supply section only onto the first board and the second mounting head is used to mount the components supplied from the second component supply section only onto the second board, or an alternating mounting mode in which the first mounting head and the second mounting head are used to mount the component supplied from the first component supply section and the second component supply section respectively onto either the first board or the second board followed by the first mounting head and the second mounting head mounting the components supplied from the first component supply section and the second component supply section respectively onto the other of the first board or the second board;
an independent mounting processing section that is configured to execute the independent mounting mode; and
an alternating mounting processing section that is configured to execute the alternating mounting mode; and
wherein when the mode determining section determines that the mounting data corresponds to the independent mounting mode the independent mounting processing section performs a control so that the upstream side operation area is used as a mounting area where the components supplied from the first component supply section are mounted onto the first board that is positioned by the upstream side board holding part and the components supplied from the second component supply section are mounted onto the second board that is positioned by the upstream side board holding part,
when the mode determining section determines that the mounting data corresponds to the alternating mounting mode, the alternating mounting processing section performs a control so that the upstream side operation area is used as a standby area where the first board or the second board to be carried to the downstream side operation area temporarily waits and only the downstream side operation area is used as a mounting area where components supplied from the first component supply section and the second component supply section mechanism are mounted onto one of the first board and the second board that is positioned by the downstream side holding part.

US Pat. No. 9,941,064

ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER, TAP-CHANGING TRANSFORMER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATION AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING TAP CHANGER IN THE TAP-CHANGING TRANSFORMER

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. An on-load tap changer for controlling voltage of a tapped transformer whereinthe tapped transformer has at least one regulatable phase that has a first winding and a second winding;
the first winding has a regulating winding with even-numbered winding taps identified with even numbers and a main winding;
the second winding has a regulating winding with odd-numbered winding taps identified with odd numbers and a main winding;
the first winding and the second winding are inductively coupled;
the on-load tap changer has a selector for the alternating power-free preselection of the even-numbered or odd-numbered winding taps to be switched;
the selector has a first selector part for the regulating winding with the even-numbered winding taps and a second selector part for the regulating winding with the odd-numbered winding taps for the power-free preselection of the winding taps to be switched;
the first selector part has first and second selector arms for the even-numbered winding taps;
the second selector part has first and second selector arms for the odd-numbered winding taps;
the first selector part is electrically conductively connected with the even-numbered winding taps of the regulating winding of the first winding via step contacts;
the second selector part is electrically conductively connected with the odd-numbered winding taps of the regulating winding of the second winding via step contacts;
each regulating winding has a respective dissipation rail;
each selector arm is electrically conductively connected with the respective dissipation rail and with the respective step contact of the corresponding regulating winding; and
each dissipation rail is electrically conductively connected with a load-diverter switch between the even-numbered or the odd-numbered winding taps of the regulating windings.

US Pat. No. 9,943,019

METHOD OF PROVIDING A VARIABLE STIFFNESS CHASSIS FOR ULTRATHIN DEVICE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method, comprising:providing an Information Handling System (IHS) chassis base that includes at least ninety-five weight percent of a first metal element that is one of Aluminum or Magnesium;
selectively doping the IHS chassis base at an edge section, which extends around the circumference of the IHS chassis base and that is located adjacent a center portion of the IHS chassis base, with at least five weight percent of at least one second metal element that is selected from the group including Lithium, Titanium, Tungsten, Chromium, Hafnium, Lanthanum, and Ytterbium, such that the center portion is not doped with the at least one second metal element; and
heat treating the IHS chassis base such that the center portion of the IHS chassis base includes the at least ninety-five weight percent of the first metal element and the edge section of the IHS chassis base includes the at least five weight percent of the at least one second metal element.

US Pat. No. 9,943,013

SERVER RACK-DEDICATED VERTICAL VORTEX AIRFLOW SERVER COOLING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above a server rack; and
a processor of a vortex-producing fan controller programmed to:
create, using a variable-speed vortex-producing fan positioned above the server rack, a helical airflow within the server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack; and
adjust, responsive to changes in input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan detected using the fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack, a speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled with the helical airflow up through the server rack.

US Pat. No. 9,943,010

ELECTRONIC UNIT

Calsonic Kansei Corporati...

1. An electronic unit, comprising:a heat releasing member on which a heat generating electronic component is mounted, the heat generating electronic component generating heat through energization, and
a casing capable of containing the heat generating electronic component within the casing in a tightly sealed state,
the casing having an opening that abuts the heat releasing member,
in the opening, the casing comprising:
a heat-generating-electronic-component placement section in which the heat generating electronic component is placed, the heat-generating-electronic-component placement section being filled with a thermosetting potting material,
a partition wall that partitions the heat-generating-electronic-component placement section within the opening,
an adjacent section that is adjacent to the heat-generating-electronic-component placement section via the partition wall, and
a lateral wall that covers the adjacent section,
wherein an end of the partition wall abuts the heat releasing member, and the partition wall, the lateral wall, and the heat releasing member define a space,
the lateral wall has a communicating hole that communicates with the inside of the casing that is in the tightly sealed state.

US Pat. No. 9,943,005

MODULAR DATA CENTER

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A modular data center, comprising:a plurality of first containers that are partitioned into a plurality of information technology device modules, a plurality of space maintenance modules, and at least one distribution module, the plurality of information technology device modules, the plurality of space maintenance modules, and the distribution module being arranged in parallel in a width direction of the first containers, wherein the plurality of information technology device modules, the plurality of space maintenance modules, and the distribution module which are arranged in parallel form a plurality of data center units; and
a plurality of second containers, having a width identical to or substantially the same as that of the first containers and a length smaller than that of the first containers, that are partitioned into a plurality of passage modules, the plurality of passage modules being arranged in parallel in the width direction among the plurality of data center units, and being arranged corresponding to the plurality of first containers respectively in a length direction of the first containers, wherein interior spaces of the plurality of passage modules are connected to form a maintenance passages among the plurality of the data center units, the maintenance passages being connected with interior spaces of the plurality of information technology device modules, the plurality of space maintenance modules, and the distribution module respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,943,018

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) including a first surface, a second surface on an opposite side of the PCB, and a side surface connecting the first surface and the second surface;
an electronic component arranged on the first surface, adjacent to a portion of the side surface;
a shield structure including a cap that covers the electronic component and a sidewall extending from a periphery of the cap toward the first surface of the PCB, wherein the sidewall extends in a first direction that is non-parallel to the first surface of the PCB;
a first conductive structure that is formed on a portion of the side surface of the PCB; and
a second conductive structure that is formed on a portion of the first surface to be connected to the first conductive structure,
wherein the sidewall contacts with the first surface of the PCB and overlaps with the second conductive structure, when viewed from above the first surface of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,943,017

ENCLOSURE DEVICE FOR DISPLAYS

Premier Mounts, Fullerto...

1. A display enclosure device comprising:a housing enclosing an interior volume, the housing comprising
a front panel, the front panel defining an aperture;
a translucent pane of material occluding the aperture in the front panel;
an air intake vent disposed on the housing adjacent the bottom of the housing;
a first fan in fluid communication with the air intake vent to move air from the air intake vent and into the enclosed interior volume;
an air exhaust turret disposed on top of the housing and in fluid communication with the interior volume of the housing;
the air exhaust turret comprising an air exhaust vent to convey air from inside the air exhaust turret to exterior environment;
wherein the housing defines a first upward airflow path at front of the housing corresponding to a space between the translucent pane of material and front side of a monitor when mounted inside the interior volume and a second upward airflow path at middle and/or back of the housing corresponding to a space between back side of the monitor when mounted inside the interior volume and the back of the housing, and wherein the first upward airflow path is isolated from the second upward airflow path from the inlet of each airflow path to the air exhaust turret.

US Pat. No. 9,943,016

COOLING STRUCTURE

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A cooling structure for a heat-producing power magnetics device having at least two faces, comprising:a first cold plate having a first coolant passage and conductively coupled with at least the first face of the magnetics device and wherein at least a portion of heat generated by the power magnetics device is removed from the device by way of thermal conduction to the first coolant passage;
a second cold plate having a second coolant passage and conductively coupled with at least the second face of the magnetics device and wherein at least another portion of heat generated by the power magnetics device is removed from the device by way of thermal conduction to the second coolant passage;
a coolant reservoir fluidly coupled with the first and second coolant passages; and
a third cold plate having a third coolant passage;
wherein the removal of heat from the device maintains the temperature of the device within a predetermined amount below the Curie temperature of the device, the power magnetics device comprises a first power magnetics device and a second power magnetics device, the first cold plate and second cold plate are thermally coupled with the respective first and second faces of the first power magnetics device, and the first cold plate and third cold plate are thermally coupled with the respective first and second faces of the second power magnetics device.

US Pat. No. 9,943,015

ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE OF HIGH-POWER SEMICONDUCTORS AND HEAT SINK

1. An assembly structure of high-power semiconductors and heat sink, comprising: a first high-power semiconductor module, the first high-power semiconductor module comprising a first printed circuit board, and a first plurality of high-power semiconductor components provided on a first surface of the first printed circuit board; a second high-power semiconductor module, the second high-power semiconductor module comprising a second printed circuit board, and a second plurality of high-power semiconductor components provided on a first surface of the second printed circuit board; a heat sink comprising at least three primary heat-dissipating fins, the first high-power semiconductor module and the second high-power semiconductor modules are disposed between two adjacent primary heat-dissipating fins respectively; and a plurality of gap-filling layers, the gap-filling layers are provided between the first high-power semiconductor module and the primary heat-dissipating fins, as well as between the second high-power semiconductor module and the primary heat-dissipating fins, the gap-filling layers being tightly fitted on surfaces of the primary heat-dissipating fins; wherein a plurality of heat-conductive metal plates are horizontally fixed on a side portion and the entire top portion of each packaging's of the high-power semiconductor components, the heat-conductive metal plates being electrically connected with large current-flowing pins of the high-power semiconductor components.

US Pat. No. 9,943,014

MANIFOLDED HEAT EXCHANGERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A manifolded heat exchanger comprising:a heat exchange chamber having a plurality of inlets configured to receive a working fluid of a first fluid circuit and a plurality of outlets configured to discharge the working fluid of the first fluid circuit;
an inlet manifold configured to receive a working fluid of a second fluid circuit, wherein the inlet manifold is fluidly isolated from the heat exchange chamber;
a plurality of heat transfer channels extending through the heat exchange chamber and fluidly coupled to the inlet manifold, such that the working fluid from the second fluid circuit and the working fluid from the first fluid circuit are thermally coupled with each other; and
an outlet manifold fluidly coupled to the plurality of heat transfer channels such that the outlet manifold is configured to discharge the working fluid of the second fluid circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,943,012

MODULAR APPLICATION OF PERIPHERAL PANELS AS EXPANSION SLEEVES AND CABLE MANAGEMENT COMPONENTS WITHIN A RACK-BASED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A modular, expandable rack assembly for physically supporting components of one or more information handling systems (IHSes), the rack assembly comprising:a rack chassis comprising a plurality of interconnected panels forming a volumetric space having a front section and a rear section, both with opposing side panels forming a front access space and a rear access space, respectively, between corresponding opposing side panels;
a pair of front expansion panels that are added to the rack chassis and which extend past an end of the opposing side panels at the front section of the rack chassis to provide a deeper (information technology) IT bay within the front section and enable insertion of one or more longer depth IT gear sleds within the rack chassis;
the one or more longer depth IT gear sleds that are inserted into the front section of the rack chassis and which extend beyond the end of the opposing side panels when fully inserted into the front section of the rack chassis, wherein the pair of front expansion panels flank an extended portion of the one or more longer depth IT gear sleds and provide shielding from electromagnetic interference (EMI) for the extended portion of one or more IT gears within the one or more longer depth IT gear sleds.

US Pat. No. 9,943,009

CURRENT SENSOR WITH COOLING

1. An electrical assembly comprising:a circuit board comprising an upper side and lower side;
a first conductor on the upper side for conducting electrical current;
a second conductor on the lower side for conducting the electrical current;
a conductive sleeve having one end that engages the first conductor and another end that engages the second conductor;
an insulator member surrounding the conductor conductive sleeve;
a core surrounding the insulator member and the conductor so that current flowing through the conductive sleeve induces a magnetic field in the core;
a transducer coupled to the core for generating a signal representing current in the conductive sleeve;
a thermal interface member engaging the core; and
a housing supporting the insulator member, the housing engaging the thermal interface member so that the interface member conducts heat to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,943,006

CABINET FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A thermal management cabinet for electronic equipment comprising:a cabinet frame having side walls and defining a front, a back, a top and a bottom, the cabinet forming a generally sealed enclosure for electronic equipment;
an electronic component storage area including at least one rack mounting assembly for supporting electronic equipment in an interior section of the cabinet;
one inlet section and two outlet sections;
a fan assembly arranged to force and direct an incoming air flow entering through the inlet section of the opening of the cabinet so it can pass through the electronic component storage area and exit through the outlet sections;
a first and a second elongated compartment wherein the first compartment is arranged to guide the air flow upwards and the second compartment being adjacent to the first compartment is arranged to guide the air flow downwards;
wherein the inlet section and two outlet sections are co-located forming one opening in the cabinet and wherein the inlet section is located between the two outlet sections and wherein the cabinet further comprises:
a first baffle assembly arranged to divide the incoming air flow received through the inlet section into two air flows so that each one of the two air flows can exit through one of the two outlet sections of the opening; and,
a second baffle assembly comprising two baffles on the outside of the cabinet separating the inlet section from the two outlet sections.

US Pat. No. 9,942,436

MECHANISM FOR SUPPORTING A TRAVELING BODY

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A mechanism for supporting a traveling body, comprising:a traveling body adapted to shift;
a track member extending in a direction in which the traveling body shifts;
a track surface provided in the track member to slide the traveling body;
a drive section adapted to drive the traveling body; and
a slide member provided in the traveling body to support the traveling body slidably via a lubricant between the track surface and the slide member,
wherein the slide member is provided with a slide contact portion that slides on the track surface,
a slide barrier portion provided on at least one side of the slide contact portion along a slide direction of the slide contact portion, and
a guide portion which scrapes the lubricant in association with sliding of the slide contact portion, and guides the lubricant to between the slide contact portion and the slide barrier portion.

US Pat. No. 9,943,011

COOLING CONTROL FOR DATA CENTERS WITH COLD AISLE CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A data center, comprising:a first datacenter POD including a first plurality of rows of cabinets where each of said first plurality of rows of cabinets are adjacent to and share a first contained cold aisle, said first contained cold aisle including a first pressure sensor having a first pressure set point;
a second datacenter POD including a second plurality of rows of cabinets where each of said second plurality of rows of cabinets are adjacent to and share a second contained cold aisle, said second contained cold aisle including a second pressure sensor having a second pressure set point;
an underfloor cold air supply plenum connected to both said first contained cold aisle and said contained second cold aisle, said underfloor cold air supply plenum including a third pressure sensor having a third pressure set point;
a first active damper floor tile connected to and between said first contained cold aisle and said cold air supply;
a second active damper floor tile connected to and between said second contained cold aisle and said cold air supply and;
a controller connected to said cold air supply, said first active damper, and said second active damper floor tile, said controller to:
determine, based on pressure sensor data received from the third pressure sensor, that pressure in the underfloor cold air supply plenum matches the third pressure set point in the underfloor cold air supply plenum; in response to determining that the pressure in the underfloor cold air supply plenum matches the third pressure set point, determine, based on pressure sensor data received from the first pressure sensor, that pressure in the first contained cold aisle does not match the first pressure set point in the first contained cold aisle; in response to determining that the pressure in the first contained cold aisle does not match the first pressure set point, determine whether the first active damper floor tile is 100% opened; and in response to determining that the first active damper floor tile is 100% opened: override the third pressure set point in the underfloor cold air supply plenum; and control, based on the pressure sensor data received from the first pressure sensor, a fan speed of a fan in a cooling unit in the data center to achieve the first pressure set point in the first contained cold aisle.

US Pat. No. 9,943,000

POWER MODULE AND POINT-OF-LOAD (POL) POWER MODULE

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A power module, comprising an inductor and a main board, wherein the inductor is disposed on the main board and includes an upper magnetic core, a printed circuit board (PCB) winding board, pins and a lower magnetic core; the PCB winding board is disposed between the upper magnetic core and the lower magnetic core; first ends of the pins are connected to the PCB winding board; and a second end, opposite to the first end, of at least one pin is extended and exceeds a bottom surface of the lower magnetic core and is connected to the main board, so that a receiving space is formed between the bottom surface of the lower magnetic core and an upper surface of the main board,wherein the lower magnetic core includes a first winding column, a second winding column and a common magnetic column disposed between the first winding column and the second winding column,
wherein the PCB winding board includes a first winding and a second winding; the first winding is disposed on the first winding column to form a first inductor; the second winding is disposed on the second winding column to form a second inductor.

US Pat. No. 9,942,901

MINIMIZING INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a wireless device, obtaining data to be wirelessly transmitted in a transmission burst using a first radio access technology format over a shared spectrum;
determining whether the shared spectrum is idle using a clear channel assessment over a clear channel assessment time interval; and responsive to the clear channel assessment determining that the shared spectrum is idle:
generating a preamble comprising assistance information related to the transmission burst, the preamble comprising a first preamble portion in the first radio access technology format and a second preamble portion in a second radio access technology format, wherein the preamble includes a number of preamble symbols based on an interval of time between an end of the clear channel assessment time interval and a subframe boundary defined by the first radio access technology format;
transmitting the preamble over a preamble time interval to reserve the shared spectrum, wherein the preamble time interval terminates on the subframe boundary; and
transmitting the transmission burst using the first radio access technology format over the shared spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,942,890

AGGREGATION OF RESOURCES IN ENHANCED CONTROL CHANNELS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for receiving downlink control information in a radio communication system, characterized in that the method comprises, for a first subframe in which a plurality of non-overlapping subsets of resource elements in at least one block of time-frequency resources are to be aggregated for a received transmission of first downlink control information:determining members of a first set of aggregation levels usable to aggregate the non-overlapping subsets of resource elements for the received transmission of the first downlink control information, wherein said determining comprises determining that one set of aggregation levels is usable when the number of resource elements available for transmission of downlink control information is above or equal to a threshold, and determining that a different set of aggregation levels is usable when the number of resource elements available for transmission of downlink control information is below the threshold, the different set comprising an aggregation level which is higher than all the aggregation levels in the one set; and
receiving the first downlink control information by de-mapping the first downlink control information from one or more first non-overlapping subsets of resource elements in the at least one block of time-frequency resources, according to an aggregation level selected from the determined first set.

US Pat. No. 9,942,988

CIRCUIT BOARD AND POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

TDK Corporation, (JP)

1. A circuit board comprising:a base substrate;
a busbar disposed on a component mounting surface of the base substrate; and
an electronic component that is disposed on the component mounting surface of the base substrate and has a plurality of connection terminals, at least one of the connection terminals is soldered to a component connecting end portion that extends from a base portion of the busbar,
wherein the base substrate is provided with an opening portion into which the component connecting end portion is capable of being inserted,
a first insertion portion is provided in the component connecting end portion, and the connection terminal is inserted through the first insertion portion, and
the busbar is fixed to the base substrate so that the component connecting end portion is inserted into the opening portion with a soldering surface positioned closer to a rear surface side of the base substrate than the component mounting surface of the base substrate, and the soldering surface is located on a side of the component connecting end portion where the terminal inserted through the first insertion portion protrudes.

US Pat. No. 9,942,961

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A backlight module comprising a backlight source and optical sheets, wherein the backlight source comprises an organic electroluminescent device;the optical sheets are directly adhered to a light emitting side of the backlight source facing a display panel so that the light emitted by the organic electroluminescent device is directly emitted after passing through the optical sheets; and
wherein the backlight source further comprises a first substrate and a second substrate provided opposite to each other, and a frame glue sealing and connecting edges of the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the organic electroluminescent device is disposed in a light emitting space surrounded by the first substrate, the second substrate and the frame glue.

US Pat. No. 9,942,882

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION CONTROL METHOD, MOBILE STATION CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A base station comprising:a receiver configured to receive information indicating cell types of neighboring base stations;
a measurement unit configured to measure received signal strengths from the neighboring base stations; and
a frequency selector configured to select a frequency bandwidth for communication by using both of the cell types and the measured signal strengths, wherein
the frequency selector is configured to compare base stations which provide highest signal strengths for respective frequency bandwidths and selects the frequency bandwidth used by a base station corresponding to a cell type which has a lowest priority among the compared base stations, in a case where at least a base station, which provides a signal strength higher than a threshold value, exists in each of the frequency bandwidths.

US Pat. No. 9,942,856

CELL CONFIGURATION METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A cell configuration method, used for power control when an active set of a user equipment (UE) comprises both a first cell and a second cell, wherein the method comprises:determining, according to a difference between an uplink path loss of the UE relative to the first cell and an uplink path loss of the UE relative to the second cell, a difference obtained when a first reference uplink signal-to-interference ratio (UL SIR) is different from a second reference UL SIR; and
determining, according to the difference, a configuration parameter required when the reference UL SIRs/a reference UL SIR for the UE are/is configured in the first cell and/or the second cell, wherein the configuration parameter comprises at least one of the following: the first reference UL SIR currently configured, the second reference UL SIR currently configured, a first SIR adjustment amount, and a second SIR adjustment amount; and
configuring the reference uplink signal-to-interference ratios (UL SIRs)/the reference uplink signal-to-interference ratio (UL SIR) for the UE in the first cell and/or the second cell, so that the first reference UL SIR for the UE in the first cell is different from the second reference UL SIR for the UE in the second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,941,256

INVERSE DIODE STACK

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of inverse diode dice, wherein each inverse diode die has a P type anode region that extends into an N? type semiconductor region of the die from a backside semiconductor surface of the die, wherein said each inverse diode die also has an N type cathode region that extends into the N? type semiconductor region of the die from a topside semiconductor surface of the die, and wherein said each inverse diode die also has a P type edge separation diffusion region that extends from the backside semiconductor surface to the topside semiconductor surface so that the P type edge separation diffusion region laterally surrounds the N? type semiconductor region of the die; and
a plurality of Direct Metal Bonded (DMB) substrate structures, wherein each of the DMB substrate structures is bonded to at least one of the inverse diode dice such that the plurality of inverse diode dice are series-connected by the plurality of DMB substrate structures, and wherein the plurality of inverse diode dice and the plurality of DMB substrate structures together form a stack.

US Pat. No. 9,940,305

PREPARATION OF TEXTUAL CONTENT

DOCUMILL OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method implemented by a computer server for preparing font information related to textual content of a document for display on a terminal device in communication with the computer server, the method comprising:receiving input in the form of text and font information comprising instructions for display of the text, the input being in the form of at least one file;
parsing the received input and extracting the font information from the input, including at least character encoding data, font metrics, and font data from the font information of the input;
analyzing the extracted font information, including the sub-steps of
determining predefined parameter values from the extracted font information indicative of a consistency of the extracted font information,
retrieving reference data corresponding to the extracted font information,
comparing the determined predefined parameter values to corresponding values in the reference data, and
on the basis of the foregoing comparing sub-step, determining whether a deficiency exists in the extracted font information sufficient to hinder visualization of the text associated with the extracted font information;
in the event that the deficiency is determined to exist in the extracted font information, using the reference data to apply a correction to the determined deficiency of the extracted font information; and
creating and storing in a memory, from the text and font information of the received input a HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) file, CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file, and at least one web font file in condition for visualization of said input text and font information by at least one predetermined application operable on the terminal device,
wherein, in the event that the deficiency is determined to exist in the extracted font information, the at least one web font file created and stored includes the correction.

US Pat. No. 9,937,727

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. An image forming device comprising:an image forming unit that forms an image on a film-shaped medium using an ink ribbon;
a first conveying unit that has a drive source and conveys the medium while applying a tension thereto;
a second conveying unit that has a drive source and conveys the ink ribbon while applying a tension thereto; and
a controller that controls the image forming unit, first conveying unit, and second conveying unit, wherein
one of the drive source of the first and second conveying units is a first drive source and the other drive source is a second drive source, and
when the controller adjusts a drive amount of the first drive source, the controller also adjusts a drive amount of the second drive source thereof according to the adjustment amount of the first drive source.

US Pat. No. 9,943,008

THERMAL MODULATION OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an integrated circuit;
a flexible heat spreader;
an actuator coupled to the flexible heat spreader; and
a controller coupled to the actuator and configured to control the actuator between a first actuation mode and a second actuation mode, wherein:
when in the first actuation mode, the actuator positions the flexible heat spreader with an air gap between the flexible heat spreader and the integrated circuit such that the flexible heat spreader is thermally separated from the integrated circuit to increase a thermal impedance between the flexible heat spreader and the integrated circuit,
when in the second actuation mode, the actuator positions the flexible heat spreader in thermal contact with the integrated circuit without the air gap there between to reduce the thermal impedance between the flexible heat spreader and the integrated circuit,
the controller is configured to receive a first temperature reading of the integrated circuit and a second temperature reading of a second component of the electronic device, and wherein the controller is configured to switch the actuator to the second actuation mode if both the first temperature reading is greater than or equal to a junction temperature limit of the integrated circuit and the second temperature reading of the second component, and
the controller is configured to switch the actuator back to the first actuation mode if both the first temperature reading is less than a junction temperature limit of the integrated circuit and the second temperature reading of the second component is greater than or equal to a second temperature limit associated with the second component.

US Pat. No. 9,943,007

POWER CONVERTER FOR RAILROAD VEHICLE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power converter for a railroad vehicle comprising:a power converter body;
a first heat radiating fin that is arranged on a first side of the power converter body in a running direction of the railroad vehicle to extend along the running direction and radiates heat of the power converter body mounted on the railroad vehicle;
a second heat radiating fin that is arranged at a predetermined interval from the first heat radiating fin on a second side of the power converter body in the running direction to extend along the running direction and radiates the heat of the power converter body;
an air guide duct that takes air from a lateral side of one of the first heat radiating fin and the second heat radiating fin, guides the taken air to a region between the first heat radiating fin and the second heat radiating fin, and then guides the taken air to an end of the other of the first heat radiating fin and the second heat radiating fin in the running direction when the railroad vehicle is running,
the first heat radiating fin and the second heat radiating fin are arranged apart from one another in a longitudinal direction of the railroad vehicle,
the air guide duct is provided on side portions of each of the first heat radiating fin and the second heat radiating fin, and
the air guide duct includes a bending portion configured such that a side surface of the air guide duct is bent toward a central portion in the region so that the taken air from the side portions of one of the first heat radiating fin and the second heat radiating fin is guided toward the central portion in the region.

US Pat. No. 9,943,003

ELECTRONICS CABINET

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A network cabinet comprising:a bottom portion;
a center portion including a plurality of equipment rails that define a plurality of rack unit spaces;
a top portion including a first front-to-back beam and a second front-to-back beam; and
a network appliance mounting kit positioned in said top portion, said network appliance mounting kit including:
a mounting feature to attach a network appliance to a network cabinet such that said network appliance does not interfere with any one of said plurality of rack unit spaces, the mounting feature including a first appliance bracket and a second appliance bracket;
an appliance mount plate, said appliance mount plate being attached to said first appliance bracket and said second appliance bracket, said appliance mount plate to attach said network appliance thereto vertically relative to said network cabinet; and
a slack management tray mounted to a bottom of the first and second front-to-back beams and positioned between a front of the network cabinet and the network appliance.

US Pat. No. 9,943,002

RACK MODULE

1. A module for mounting in a rack, the module comprising a frame and a plurality of trays, the frame being arranged such that it may be mounted to the rack;wherein the plurality of trays are connected to the frame such that each one of the plurality of trays is independently moveable between a first position and a second position;
wherein in the first position the tray is received within the frame; and
wherein in the second position the tray lies outside the frame and at an angle to the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,942,992

METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING LED CONNECTOR BOARD

AMERLUX LLC, Oakland, NJ...

1. A method for assembling an LED connector board comprising the steps of:securing a set of leaf spring connectors on a top surface of an injection molded base;
securing one or more electrical wires to the injection molded base by passing the electrical wires through to the top surface of the injection molded base via one or more insulating bosses extended from a bottom surface of the injection molded base through to one or more wire openings in the injection molded base;
placing the injection molded base inside of an integrated recess on a metal track and passing the electrical wires through one or more of wire openings in the integrated recess;
placing an LED board on a top surface of the metal track wherein a circular notch on a widthwise side of the LED board is aligned with a securing hole in the injection molded base and a securing hole in the integrated recess;
securing the LED board to the metal track by attaching the LED board to the injection molded base and the integrated recess via a securing element that passes through the circular notch on the widthwise side of the LED board, the securing hole in the injection molded base and the securing hole in the integrated recess.

US Pat. No. 9,942,989

INSULATION FILM AND METHOD FOR MAKING INSULATION FILM

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. An insulation film, comprising:a film upper layer and a film lower layer, wherein both of the film upper layer and film lower layer are made of a first plastics material, and the first plastics material contains a heat conduction additive;
a film intermediate layer located between the film upper layer and the film lower layer, wherein the film intermediate layer is made of a second plastics material selected from a group consisting of polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polypropylene (PP), and polyamide (PA), and the second plastics material contains a conductive additive,
wherein an upper surface of the film intermediate layer is bound together with a lower surface of the film upper layer, and wherein a lower surface of the film intermediate layer is bound together with an upper surface of the film lower layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,987

COIL COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A coil component comprising:an internal coil;
a magnetic body having the internal coil embedded therein, and having first and second surfaces opposing each other in a first direction, third and fourth surfaces opposing each other in a second direction, and fifth and sixth surfaces opposing each other in a third direction; and
external electrodes connected to the internal coil and disposed on outer surfaces of the magnetic body,
wherein 0 wherein the external electrodes are not disposed on any portion of the magnetic body where the thickness of the magnetic body is less than or equal to T1.

US Pat. No. 9,942,980

WAVY INTERCONNECT FOR BENDABLE AND STRETCHABLE DEVICES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An interconnect assembly comprising:a flexible substrate defining a plane; and
a wavy interconnect disposed on the flexible substrate and configured to route electrical signals of an integrated circuit (IC) device in a first direction that is coplanar with the plane, the wavy interconnect having a wavy profile when viewed from a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and coplanar with the plane;
wherein:
the wavy interconnect is disposed on a first side of the flexible substrate;
a second side of the flexible substrate has a wavy profile corresponding with the wavy profile of the wavy interconnect and
the second side is disposed opposite to the first side.

US Pat. No. 9,942,979

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flexible printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a first polymer substrate having at least one of flexibility, stretchability, and elasticity;
a second polymer substrate having at least one of flexibility, stretchability, and elasticity;
a conductive track comprising metal nanowires disposed between the first polymer substrate and the second polymer substrate; and
a cured silane coupling agent configured to bond the conductive track to at least one of the first polymer substrate and the second polymer substrate,
wherein the metal nanowires comprise at least one of silver (Ag), gold (Au), copper (Cu), platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), and an alloy thereof, and
wherein the metal nanowires are in contact with each other, thereby maintaining an electrically conductive network along an entirety of the conductive track, and
wherein the first polymer substrate and the second polymer substrate each comprise at least one of a polyamide-based resin, polyester-based resin, a polyethylene-based resin, a polypropylene-based resin, and a polycarbonate-based resin.

US Pat. No. 9,942,978

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A flexible display device comprising:a display panel configured to display images, and including a first substrate having a plurality of pixels disposed therein, the first substrate having a display area, a bent part disposed adjacent to the display area, and a pad part extending from the bent part;
a second substrate coupled to the first substrate;
a back plate provided at a bottom of the first substrate;
a supporting member adhered to the back plate and to the pad part or the bent part of the first substrate; and
a first driver including a flexible circuit board and at least one driving IC disposed at the flexible circuit board that is electrically connected to the pad part of the first substrate, and configured to supply signals to the display panel,
wherein the pad part of the first substrate and the first driver are disposed below the display area of the first substrate and the supporting member,
wherein the first substrate includes a first surface and a second surface, and the second substrate includes a third surface and a fourth surface,
wherein the first surface of the first substrate faces the fourth surface of the second substrate, and
wherein the first driver faces the second surface of the first substrate in the display area.

US Pat. No. 9,942,970

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY MAPPING LIGHT ELEMENTS IN AN ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT STRUCTURES

Symmetric Labs, Inc., Sa...

1. A method for automatically mapping light elements in an assembly of light structures, the method comprising:receiving addresses from light structures in the assembly;
generating a baseline frame specifying deactivation of light elements in light structures in the assembly;
based on addresses retrieved from light structures in the assembly, generating a sequence of test frames succeeding the baseline frame, each test frame in the sequence of test frames specifying activation of a unique subset of light elements in light structures within the assembly;
sequentially serving the baseline frame followed by the sequence of test frames to the assembly for execution;
receiving a photographic baseline image recorded by an imaging system during execution of the baseline frame at the assembly;
for a first frame in the sequence of test frames:
receiving a first photographic test image recorded by the imaging system during execution of the first test frame by the assembly, the first test frame specifying activation of a first light element in a first light structure in the assembly; and
identifying a first location of the first light element within a field of view of the imaging system based on a difference between the first photographic test image and the photographic baseline image;
for a second frame in the sequence of test frames:
receiving a second photographic test image recorded by the imaging system during execution of the second test frame by the assembly, the second test frame specifying activation of a second light element in the first light structure; and
identifying a second location of the second light element within the field of view of the imaging system based on a difference between the second photographic test image and the photographic baseline image;
retrieving a first virtual model of the first light structure based on an address of the first light structure, the virtual model defining a geometry of and locations of light elements within the first light structure;
locating the first virtual model of the first light structure within a three-dimensional virtual map of the assembly by projecting the first virtual model of the first light structure onto the first location of the first light element and onto the second location of the second light element; and
populating the three-dimensional virtual map with points representing locations and associated with unique addresses of light elements within the assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,942,968

ENTRANCE TICKET WITH LIGHTING EFFECT

1. An apparatus for creating a predetermined lighting effect that is coordinated with an event taking place in a venue, wherein the apparatus comprises:a. a substrate;
b. a power source connected with the substrate;
c. at least one light emitting device electrically connected to the power source, wherein the at least one light emitting device is used to create a desired lighting effect;
d. a controller that receives at least one input signal emitted during the event, wherein the at least one input signal is selected from the group comprising:
i. a radio frequency signal;
ii. an infrared signal;
iii. a sound signal;
iv. an audio signal;
v. a network transmitter signal;
vi. a wirelessly transmitted signal; and
vii. at least one signal transmitted during the event; and
wherein the apparatus receives the at least one input signal during the event to coordinate the predetermined lighting effect; and
wherein the apparatus is one of a plurality of apparatus that coordinate the desired lighting effect, making each attendee part of a group light show.

US Pat. No. 9,942,967

CONTROLLING LIGHTING DYNAMICS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of controlling a lighting system comprising one or more illumination sources to render a dynamic lighting scene, the method comprising:receiving a first user input to select one or more colours for the lighting scene;
receiving a second user input to select a dynamic effect for the lighting scene; and
rendering the lighting scene with the one or more colours and the dynamic effect based on the first and second user inputs respectively, the rendering comprising controlling each of the one or more illumination sources;
wherein the receipt of the first user input comprises using a camera of a mobile user terminal to pick up colours from a surrounding environment;
wherein the second user input comprises the user performing a motion with a mobile user terminal, and the receiving of the second user input comprises detecting said motion of the mobile user terminal while picking up said colours from the environment;
wherein said motion is performed over a period of time, and the detection of said motion comprises recording data representing the motion accumulated over said period of time; and
wherein after said time period, the control of the one or more illumination sources to render said lighting scene is performed based on the recorded data.

US Pat. No. 9,942,966

CONTROL OF LIGHTING

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A controller for controlling a plurality of lighting devices to emit light for illuminating an environment, each in dependence on at least one respective setting, the controller being configured to perform operations of:obtaining a corneal image, captured by a camera, formed by light reflected into the camera from at least a portion of at least one cornea of a user;
identifying, based on the emitted light from said lighting devices, all of the plurality of lighting devices which appear within and/or affect the corneal image;
based on which of the identified lighting devices appear within and/or affect the corneal image, automatically determining updates to the respective settings of one or more of the identified lighting devices;
controlling said one or more identified lighting devices in accordance with the updates; and
repeating said obtaining, determining and controlling, as the user moves such that the corneal image changes, so as to dynamically adapt the settings of the identified lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 9,942,965

LIGHT CONTROLLER

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A method performed by one or more computers, the method comprising:measuring, using a light sensor located at a portion of a property, ambient light in the portion of the property;
determining signature peaks in the measured ambient light based on an optical spectrum;
determining a composition of the ambient light in the portion of the property based on the measured signature peaks;
determining an amount of natural light in the portion of the property based on the determined composition of the ambient light in the portion of the property;
determining to adjust an amount of light output by one or more light sources located at the portion of the property based on the determined amount of natural light within the portion of the property; and
in response to determining to adjust the amount of light output by one or more light sources located at the portion of the property based on the determined amount of natural light within the portion of the property, adjusting the amount of light output by one or more light sources located at the portion of the property.

US Pat. No. 9,942,962

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DEVICE DRIVER, AND DRIVING METHOD

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A LED device, comprising:a substrate;
a set of layers defining a LED component having electrical characteristics;
a patterned area of the substrate, comprising a resistive track, wherein the resistance of the track encodes information concerning the electrical characteristics of the LED component, and wherein the resistive track is formed from a conductive layer which. defines the anode or cathode of the LED.

US Pat. No. 9,942,960

AMBIENT FLAME STYLE FLICKER LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHODS

HealthCo LLC, Bowling Gr...

1. A method implemented by one or more processors, the method comprising:causing a lighting unit to provide a first illumination pattern, wherein the first illumination pattern includes light emitted by a first light guide that is illuminated by a first array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) of the lighting unit;
determining that sensor data from a sensor of the lighting unit has reached a threshold value, wherein the sensor is responsive to environmental conditions of the lighting unit; and
causing the lighting unit to provide a second illumination pattern,
wherein the second illumination pattern includes light emitted by a second light guide that is illuminated by a second array of LEDs of the lighting unit, and
the first light guide and the second light guide are at least semi-transparent and extend, in parallel, away from the first array of LEDs and the second array of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,942,959

PHASE-CUT DIMMABLE POWER SUPPLY WITH WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE

Zhuhai Shengchang Electro...

1. A dimming circuit system, comprising:an electric network power supply, a phase-cut dimmer, a dimming power supply, and an LED light, winch are sequentially connected; a current of the electric network power supply is provided as input to the dimming power supply through the phase-cut dimmer, and the dimming power supply supplies a working power to the LED light,
wherein the dimming power supply comprises an anti-interference circuit, an active power factor correction circuit, a power conversion circuit, a dimmer current maintaining circuit, a phase-cut dimming control circuit, and a filed effect transistor; an input terminal of the anti-interference circuit is connected to an output terminal of the phase-cut dimmer, an output terminal of the anti-interference circuit is connected to input terminals of the active power factor correction circuit, the dimmer current maintaining circuit, and the phase-cut dimming control circuit respectively; an output terminal of the active power factor correction circuit is connected to an input terminal of the power conversion circuit; an output terminal of the power conversion circuit supplies a working power to the LED light via the filed effect transistor; a control terminal of the filed effect transistor is connected to an output terminal of the phase-cut dimming control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,942,958

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALTERING AND COORDINATING ILLUMINATION CHARACTERISTICS

1. A method of controlling illumination, comprising:receiving location information relating to a wearable accessory containing at least one light source;
generating illumination data based at least in part on the received location information; and
transmitting the illumination data for the operation of the at least one light source.

US Pat. No. 9,942,957

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT

EDISON OPTO (DONGGUAN) CO...

1. A light emitting diode driving circuit, comprising:a power supply for driving a first LED unit and a second LED unit;
a serial-parallel circuit coupled to the first LED unit and the second LED unit and establishing a serial connection for the first LED unit and the second LED unit or a parallel connection for the first LED unit and the second LED unit, the serial-parallel circuit comprising:
a first switch circuit arranged between an output end of the power supply and the first LED unit;
a second switch circuit arranged between the second LED unit and a ground voltage; and
a connecting circuit coupled to the first switch circuit and the second switch circuit; wherein the first LED unit and the second LED unit are in serial connection via the connecting circuit when the first switch circuit and the second switch circuit are off; wherein the first LED unit and the second LED unit are in parallel connection via the connecting circuit when the first switch circuit and the second switch circuit turn on;
a detection unit coupled to the output end of the power supply for generating a corresponding detection signal according to an output voltage of the power supply, the detection unit comprising:
a first voltage-dividing circuit comprising a first end, a second end, and a voltage-dividing end, the first end of the first voltage-dividing circuit coupled to the output end of the power supply, the second end of the first voltage-dividing circuit coupled to the ground voltage, the first voltage-dividing circuit generating a first division voltage at the voltage-dividing end of the first voltage-dividing circuit according to the output voltage of the power supply;
a first transistor switch comprising a first end, a second end, and a third end, wherein the first end of the first transistor switch is coupled to the output end of the power supply and the second end of the first transistor switch is coupled to the voltage-dividing end of the first voltage-dividing circuit; and
a first regulator unit coupled to the first end of the first transistor switch and providing a first regulatory voltage for the first end of the first transistor switch; and
a control unit arranged between the detection unit and the serial-parallel circuit, the control unit determining the first LED unit and the second LED unit to be set up in the serial connection or in the parallel connection according to the corresponding detection signal;
wherein the third end of the first transistor switch is coupled to the control unit and the voltage difference between the first regulatory voltage and the first division voltage turns on or off the first transistor switch and the third end of the first transistor switch generates the corresponding detection signal.

US Pat. No. 9,942,956

BOOST CONVERTER DESIGN WITH 100%-PASS MODE FOR WLED BACKLIGHT AND CAMERA FLASH APPLICATIONS

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A circuit, comprising:a boost converter comprising an input having an input voltage, an output having an output voltage, and an inductor;
a driver circuit for one or more diodes coupled to the output, the driver circuit generating a diode voltage;
a maximum-voltage selector configured to select a regulation point for the output voltage; and
a pass-mode circuit configured to bypass the boost converter when the diode voltage is less than the input voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,942,955

LED LAMP USING SWITCHING CIRCUIT

AMOSENSE CO., LTD. (CHEON...

1. An LED lamp using a switching circuit, comprising:a first input base on which a first terminal and a second terminal are formed;
a first rectifier circuit, which includes one or more diodes and is connected with the first terminal and the second terminal of the first input base;
an LED circuit, which includes one or more LEDs and is connected with the first rectifier circuit;
a second rectifier circuit, which includes one or more diodes and is connected with the LED circuit;
a second input base on which a third terminal and a fourth terminal are formed, the third terminal and the fourth terminal being connected with the second rectifier circuit; and the switching circuit, connected with at least one line that connects the first rectifier circuit and the LED circuit,
wherein the switching circuit comprises:
a switching element, a first end of which is connected with the first rectifier and a second end of which is connected with the LED circuit;
a driving element connected in parallel with the switching element in such a way that a first end thereof is connected with the first end of the switching element and a second end thereof is connected with the second end of the switching element and the LED circuit;
a photo-coupler, a first end of which is connected with the first end of the switching element and a second end of which is connected with the second end of the switching element and the second end of the driving element;
a resistor, a first end of which is connected with the second end of the switching element, the second end of the driving element and the second end of the photo-coupler and a second end of which is connected with the LED circuit; and
a light-emitting diode connected in parallel with the resistor in such a way that a first end thereof is connected with the first end of the resistor and a second end thereof is connected with the second end of the resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,942,952

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GRAPHENE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE BLOCKING PLATE AND MICROWAVE OVEN USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for manufacturing a graphene electromagnetic wave blocking plate, the method comprising:forming a first graphene layer and a second graphene layer respectively on and beneath a catalyst metal layer;
attaching a support substrate to the second graphene layer;
patterning the first graphene layer and the catalyst metal layer; and
removing the support substrate, wherein patterning the first graphene layer and the catalyst metal layer is performed so as to form a metal pattern and a graphene pattern on the second graphene layer, and wherein the metal pattern is located between the graphene pattern and the second graphene layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,897

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RECEIVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUBFRAMES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, at the terminal, system information including information associated with a sub-frame configuration of a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) sub-frame;
receiving, at the terminal, a dedicated message including information on a configuration of a transmission mode of the terminal;
detecting a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a sub-frame of a non-MBSFN sub-frame and decoding a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in the sub-frame of the non-MBSFN sub-frame;
identifying whether the transmission mode of the terminal is a first transmission mode based on the received information on the configuration of the transmission mode of the terminal; and
if the transmission mode of the terminal is identified as the first transmission mode, detecting a PDCCH in a sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame and decoding a PDSCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,942,888

SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A sending method for enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (ePDCCH), comprising:determining, by a base station, a start position of the ePDCCH in a subframe according to at least one of a high-level signaling and a preset rule, wherein the high-level signalling or the preset rule comprises one of:
(i) if the ePDCCH is only in a second time slot, the start position of the ePDCCH is a first Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol of the second time slot,
(ii) if the ePDCCH is only in a first time slot, the start position of the ePDCCH is a same as a start position of a first component carrier of a specific Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) for a first User Equipment (UE), wherein the first component carrier is a component carrier where the ePDCCH is and the first UE is a UE corresponding to the ePDCCH,
(iii) if the ePDCCH is in the first time slot, the start position of the ePDCCH is obtained according to a first high-level signalling, and
(iv) if the ePDCCH is in the first time slot, the start position of the ePDCCH is obtained according to a first high-level signalling when a first predetermined condition is satisfied, and the start position of the ePDCCH is obtained according to a second high level signalling when a second predetermined condition is satisfied; and
sending, by the base station, a pilot signal for the ePDCCH and data carried on the ePDCCH,
wherein the first predetermined condition and the second predetermined condition comprise one of the following:
the first predetermined condition being that the UE corresponding to the ePDCCH does not perform, in the component carrier where the ePDCCH is, an operation of detecting a control area bearing a physical downlink control channel and the second predetermined condition being that the UE corresponding to the ePDCCH performs, in the component carrier where the ePDCCH is, the operation of detecting the control area bearing the physical downlink control channel,
the first predetermined condition being that no control area bearing the physical downlink control channel is on the component carrier where the ePDCCH is and the second predetermined condition being that a control area bearing the physical downlink control channel is on the component carrier where the ePDCCH is, and
the first predetermined condition being that the UE corresponding to the ePDCCH does not perform, in the component carrier where the ePDCCH is, an operation of detecting a physical control format indication channel, and the second predetermined condition being that the UE corresponding to the ePDCCH performs, in the component carrier where the ePDCCH is, the operation of detecting a physical control format indication channel.

US Pat. No. 9,942,858

METHOD FOR LINK ADAPTATION AND POWER AMPLIFIER VOLTAGE CONTROL AND SYSTEM THEREFOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method comprising:determining a quality indicator designating a quality of packet reception at a wireless local area network transceiver;
estimating a distance from the transceiver to a media access point transmitter in communication with the transceiver based on the quality indicator; and
determining a supply voltage provided to a radio frequency power amplifier at the transceiver, wherein
if the distance is less than a first threshold distance, selecting a first supply voltage;
if the distance is greater than the first threshold distance and less than a second threshold distance, selecting a second supply voltage greater than the first supply voltage; and
if the distance is greater than the second threshold distance, selecting a third supply voltage less than the second supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,940,220

INTEGRATING A PROTOCOL ANALYSIS DEVICE WITH FEATURES OF A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., T...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling a protocol analysis device when a code execution breakpoint is encountered, the method comprising:displaying, by a computing system, at least a portion of computer code in a user interface of a software development program, wherein the computer code includes a user-specified breakpoint at which execution of the computer code is to stop when the computer code is executed;
receiving, by the computing system, user input to cause a first hardware device to execute the computer code that is presented by the user interface of the software development program;
instructing, by the computing system, the first hardware device to execute the computer code that is presented by the user interface of the software development program, wherein execution of the computer code by the first hardware device causes the first hardware device to transmit data over a communication channel to a second hardware device;
instructing, by the computing system, a protocol analysis device that is in communication with the computing system to begin recording data that is transmitted between the first hardware device and the second hardware device over the communication channel during execution of the computer code by the first hardware device,
wherein the protocol analysis device is a hardware device that is different from the first hardware device and is different from the second hardware device, and
wherein the protocol analysis device is connected within the communication channel between a communication port of the first hardware device and a communication port of the second hardware device; and
determining, by the computing system, that execution of the computer code has reached the breakpoint and as a result instructing, by the computing system, the protocol analysis device to start or stop recording the data that is transmitted between the first hardware device and the second hardware device without the computing system having received user input after determining that execution of the computer code has reached the breakpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,937,062

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENABLING AN ORTHOPEDIC TOOL FOR PARAMETER MEASUREMENT

Orthosensor Inc, Dania B...

1. A method of enabling and disabling a single use medical device having an internal power source comprising the steps of:emitting a signal wherein a device is configured to emit the signal a predetermined distance; and
detecting the signal wherein detection circuitry in the medical device is configured to detect the signal if placed within the predetermined distance from the device, wherein electronic circuitry in the medical device is initially decoupled from an internal power source in the medical device, wherein the detection circuitry detects the signal for a first predetermined time period, and wherein the detection circuitry couples the electronic circuitry to the internal power source after the first predetermined time period to enable the medical device;
moving the medical device outside the predetermined distance before the first predetermined time period wherein the detection circuitry is configured to leave the electronic circuitry decoupled from the internal power source of the medical device;
detecting the signal for a second predetermined time period with the detection circuitry of the medical device wherein the medical device remains within the predetermined distance of the device for the second predetermined time period or greater, wherein the second predetermined time period is greater than the first predetermined time period, wherein the medical device is enabled and wherein if the medical device is moved outside the predetermined range after the first predetermined time period but before the second predetermined time period such that the signal is no longer detected the detection circuitry decouples the electronic circuitry from the internal power source; and
disabling the detection circuitry after the second predetermined time period wherein the detection circuitry does not respond to the signal.

US Pat. No. 9,936,957

MICRO-COIL ASSEMBLY

INCUMEDx, Inc., Fremont,...

1. A micro-coil assembly comprising:a micro-coil unit insertable into a vascular malformation of a patient;
a coil pusher unit for delivering the micro-coil unit to the vascular malformation;
a tensile wire movably arranged within the coil pusher unit;
a tie coupling the micro-coil unit to the tensile wire, the tie being directly connected to the tensile wire; and
a tie cutting unit comprising first and second blades, the first blade comprising at a distal end thereof a first blade passing hole through which the tie passes in a lengthwise direction along a long axis of the first blade, the first blade coupled to the tensile wire and being movable by movement of the tensile wire between a setting position for maintaining the tie in a tied state and a cutting position for cutting the tie, the second blade arranged to cut the tie by interaction with the first blade when the first blade is moved to the cutting position.

US Pat. No. 9,943,004

POSITIVE PRESSURE-APPLYING LATCH MECHANISM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:providing a pivotable latch coupled to a unit via a pivot, the pivot being disposed at a first side of the unit, and the unit to be latched within an enclosure; and
providing a spring member associated with the enclosure and separate from the pivotable latch, the spring member being contacted by and having a tension force applied thereto by, a first end of the pivotable latch with rotating of the pivotable latch from an open position to a latched position during latching of the unit within the enclosure, the pivotable latch comprising the first end and a second end, the pivot being disposed closer to the first end than the second end thereof, and the rotating of the pivotable latch from the open position to the latched position during latching of the unit within the enclosure resulting in the pivotable latch contacting the spring member and deflecting a first end and a second end of the spring member further apart, in opposite directions relative to respective contact surfaces of the enclosure contacted by the first end and the second end of the spring member, thereby facilitating provision of a positive pressure on the unit by the pivotable latch directed towards a second side of the unit opposite to the first side thereof with latching of the unit within the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,943,001

SWITCH BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A switch box comprising:a first circuit board:
a pair of bus bars that are provided in the first circuit board; and
a first switch portion that is provided in the first circuit board so as to open and close a circuit between the pair of bus bars; wherein:
a second circuit board can be removably attached to the first circuit board, the second circuit board including:
a bus bar; and
a second switch portion that opens and closes a circuit between the bus bar of the second circuit board and one of the bus bars of the first circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,942,999

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH HOLDING MEMBER

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector assembly, adapted for electrically connecting an IC package to a printed circuit board, comprising:a first housing for soldering on the printed circuit board and including a longitudinal body and a protrusion projecting forwardly from the body;
a metallic frame formed and bent from sheet metal to form a U-shaped structure in a top view, said frame attached to and surrounding the first housing and defining a base and two supporting arms extending forwardly from two opposite ends of the base, each of said supporting arms forming soldering regions for mounting to the printed circuit board; and
a holding member having two ends respectively connecting to the free ends of said two supporting arms so that a transverse dimension of an opening formed between the free ends of said two supporting arms is fixed; wherein
the holding member is discrete from the frame and is removed after the frame is soldered on the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,942,998

ELECTRONIC MOBILE DEVICE HOLDER

Flight Level Design Partn...

1. An electronic mobile device holder, comprising:a first support member having a first substantially flat body, a first slot in the first substantially flat body, and a first top sloped edge of the first substantially flat body; and
a second support member having a second substantially flat body, a second slot in the second substantially flat body, and a second top sloped edge of the second substantially flat body,
wherein the first slot slides over the second support member and the second slot slides over the first support member to couple to the first support member to the second support member and to form an electronic mobile device holder,
wherein the first top sloped edge and the second top sloped edge are configured to carry an electronic mobile device while the first support member is coupled to the second support member;
wherein the first support member includes a first proximal end adjacent to a first top flat edge that is adjacent to a first top sloped edge that is proximate to a first distal end,
wherein the second support member includes a second proximal end adjacent to a second top flat edge that is adjacent to a second top sloped edge that is proximate to a second distal end,
wherein the second support member includes a second bottom edge that is parallel to the second top flat edge,
wherein the first slot is at least partially formed in the first top flat edge,
wherein the second slot is at least partially formed in the second bottom edge.

US Pat. No. 9,942,997

DISPLAY DEVICE

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A display device, comprising:a front frame comprising securing rods connected end to end, each securing rod defines a receiving groove and a plurality of grabs, each grab defining a slot opposite to the receiving groove;
a display module installed in the front frame, and comprising a limiting plate; and a rear cover defining a plurality of latch blocks;
wherein the limiting plate is received in the receiving groove, and the latch block is inserted into the slot, the securing rod further comprise a caulking strip, the grab extends from the caulking strip, the receiving groove is positioned a side of the caulking strip adjacent to the display module, the slot is positioned a side of the grab away from the display module;
wherein each baffle is equipped with a supporting plate, and the supporting plate is resisted against around the display module to secure the display module; and
wherein each baffle is equipped with a supporting plate, and the supporting plate is resisted against around the display module to secure the display module; and
wherein the caulking strip is perpendicularly connected with the baffle, the supporting plate, the caulking strip and the grab cooperatively define a receiving groove.

US Pat. No. 9,942,996

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:a board configured to mount an electronic component, the board having upper and lower surfaces;
a housing including a bottom wall, side walls provided corresponding to a contour of the board, and a support portion inside the side walls and onto which an outer edge of the lower surface of the board is placed such that a clearance is provided between a first end face of the board and a facing side wall of the housing;
an electrical connector for the electronic component, the electrical connector being secured to the board at a second end face of the board, which second end face is opposite the first end face;
a cover to cover the board, the cover being provided corresponding to the contour of the side walls of the housing and placed on the housing, wherein the cover has an outer edge portion in contact with the upper surface of the board such that the outer edge of the board is sandwiched between the support portion of the housing and the outer edge portion of the cover; and
at least one connector connecting the cover to the housing and capable of pressing the outer edge portion of the cover and the support portion of the housing onto the respective upper and lower surfaces of the board,
wherein the board is able to move relative to the connected housing and cover by the width of the clearance when a force applied to the board by the electrical connector exceeds a frictional force of the cover and housing pressed onto the upper and lower surfaces of the board by the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,942,995

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A METAL CORE SUBSTRATE HAVING IMPROVED EDGE INSULATING PROPERTIES

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A method for producing a metal core substrate by stacking a core plate having holes therein and an insulating layer on each of two surfaces of the core plate to form an integral substrate and then performing outline shaping on the integral substrate to obtain a plurality of metal core substrates on a same surface being individually cut out, the method comprising:a punching step of forming the holes in the core plate, wherein separation portions and coupling portions are alternately formed on phantom outline shaping lines along which outline shaping is to be performed in an outline shaping step, a plurality of product portions to configure the metal core substrates are adjacently arranged in a matrix arrangement with the phantom outline shaping lines between each of the plurality of product portions, each of the separation portions separating adjacent portions of the core plate to be the metal core substrates from each other, or separating a portion of the core plate to be the metal core substrates from an outer peripheral portion of the core plate, along one of the phantom outline shaping lines, each of the separation portions in a plan view have a bending portion bent at a right angle at a middle position thereof, and one coupling portion is arranged on each side surrounding the respective product portions, each of the coupling portions have a size for accommodating a circular shape in the plan view to be formed to remove a part of each coupling portion so that the coupling portions can be separated along the phantom outline shaping lines, and each of the coupling portions are astride the phantom outline shaping lines to couple the adjacent portions of the core plate to be the metal core substrates to each other or to couple the portion of the core plate to be the metal core substrates to the outer peripheral portion;
a stacking step of performing the stacking, wherein the separation portions are filled with a resin used to form the insulating layers;
a separation step, performed after the stacking step, of removing the part of each of the coupling portions by punching using a drill or laser for forming the holes having the circular shape in the plan view, so that the adjacent portions of the integral substrate to be the metal core substrates are separated from each other, or the portion of the integral substrate to be the metal core substrates is separated from the outer peripheral portion of the integral substrate, along one of the phantom outline shaping lines, wherein the outline shaping step is to be performed in a state where the coupling portions are separated by the punching and the holes remain opened in the integral substrate; and
the outline shaping step of performing the outline shaping along outline shaping positions to obtain the metal core substrates as being individually cut out by forming V-shaped linear notches on upper and lower surfaces of the outline shaping positions from one end to an opposite end of the integral substrate, wherein
an insulating structural part including an insulating covering portion, which covers an end surface of the core plate in the metal core substrates that defined the separation portions before the outline shaping step and is formed of the resin used to form the insulating layers, and inclining faces configured of the surfaces defining the notches on upper and lower sides along a thickness direction of an end surface of the insulating structural part, are formed.

US Pat. No. 9,942,994

CONNECTION USING CONDUCTIVE VIAS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of electronic modules, comprising:providing a substrate comprising a substrate body having a plurality of component portions wherein each of the plurality of component portions includes a component area on a surface of the substrate body and a plurality of metallic structures, each of the plurality of metallic structures associated with one of the plurality of component portions;
wherein each of the plurality of metallic structures have:
a first metallic layer that extends along a periphery of the one of the plurality of component portions; and
a first conductive vertical interconnect access structure (via) attached to the first metallic layer at the periphery of the one of the plurality of component portions; and
wherein providing the substrate comprises:
providing a first metal sheet;
forming the first metallic layer in each of the plurality of metallic structures from the first metal sheet; and
providing a first insulating substrate layer of the substrate body on the first metallic layer of each of the plurality of metallic structures;
providing electronic components on the component portions;
providing an overmold over the surface of the substrate body to cover the component portions;
forming channels along the periphery of each of the plurality of component portions, the channels being formed through at least the overmold, wherein the channels expose at least a first section of the first conductive via in each of the plurality of metallic structures; and
applying an electromagnetic shield material over the overmold and in the channels to form electromagnetic shields over each of the component areas wherein the first section of the first conductive via in each of the plurality of metallic structures is directly attached to one of the electromagnetic shields.

US Pat. No. 9,942,993

METHOD FOR BACK-DRILLING A THROUGH-HOLE ONTO A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)

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

1. A method comprising:back-drilling, from a bottom surface of a printed circuit board (PCB), one or more component through-holes in the PCB, thereby creating one or more back-drilled through-holes with each of the one or more back-drilled through-holes having a through-hole portion and a back-drilled portion, wherein:
each back-drilled through-hole is back-drilled to a depth partially through the PCB at a second diameter that is larger than a first diameter of the through-hole;
applying solder paste to at least one side of the PCB, wherein the solder paste is applied at least to the bottom surface of the PCB, whereby the solder paste is forced into at least the back-drilled portion of each back-drilled through-hole;
placing one or more components on a top surface of the PCB, inserting each pin of each component into a corresponding through-hole; and
passing the PCB through a solder process, whereby, within each through-hole of the PCB having a component pin inserted therein, the solder paste is wicked into the through-hole, and forms a solder joint with the respective pin;
wherein, for each of the one or more back-drilled through-holes, the solder joint partially fills the back-drilled portion of the back-drilled through hole and
the solder joint does not protrude beyond the bottom surface of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,942,991

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:providing a printed circuit board and a first semiconductor die mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein the first semiconductor die comprises a first Back-End-of-Line (BEOL) region, a first Front-End-of-Line (FEOL) region, and a first semiconductor handle such that the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and the first semiconductor handle are stacked;
providing a first polymer layer over the printed circuit board so that the first polymer layer covers the first semiconductor die;
exposing an area of the first semiconductor handle through the first polymer layer; and
after exposing the area of the first semiconductor handle through the first polymer layer, removing the first semiconductor handle to provide a first void in the first polymer layer over the first BEOL region and the first FEOL region; and
providing a second polymer layer at least within the first void so that the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and at least a portion of the second polymer layer within the first void are stacked.

US Pat. No. 9,942,990

INSERTION LOSS REDUCTION AND INCREASED BONDING IN A CIRCUIT APPARATUS

International Business Ma...

1. A process of fabricating a flex circuit comprising:attaching a conductive sheet to a first flexible insulator, the conductive sheet comprising an irregular surface opposed to the first flexible insulator;
forming a mask upon a protected portion of the irregular surface;
planarizing an unprotected portion of the irregular surface uncovered by the mask, and;
subsequent to planarizing the unprotected portion, patterning the conductive sheet into at least one circuit feature, the patterned conductive sheet comprising a maintained irregular surface and a planarized surface.

US Pat. No. 9,942,986

SYSTEM WITH FIELD-ASSISTED CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE BONDS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

19. A method for forming an anisotropic conductive adhesive bond between first contacts on a first substrate and respective second contacts on a second substrate, wherein the first contacts include magnetic material, the method comprising:dispensing a layer of conductive particles that include magnetic material on the first substrate;
concentrating the conductive particles on the first contacts using an electromagnetic field and the magnetic material in the first contacts; and
after concentrating the conductive particles, forming a solid polymer layer between the first and second substrates, wherein the solid polymer layer includes the conductive particles, wherein the solid polymer layer attaches the first substrate to the second substrate, and wherein each of the first contacts is shorted to a respective one of the second contacts by a respective portion of the conductive particles.

US Pat. No. 9,942,985

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a base insulating layer;
an upper insulating layer formed on the base insulating layer and having a plurality of first through holes spaced apart from each other in a horizontal direction;
a lower insulating layer formed under the base insulating layer and having a second through hole formed in a region overlapped with the first through holes;
a single first circuit pattern interposed between the base insulating layer and the lower insulating layer,
a plurality of second circuit patterns interposed between the base insulating layer and the upper insulating layer and spaced apart from each other in the horizontal direction,
a first electronic device attached to the upper insulating layer;
a plurality of connection parts to electrically connect a chip connector formed at the first electronic device with the first vias formed in the upper insulating layer, respectively, and
a second electronic device embedded in the base insulating layer,
wherein the plurality of the connection parts are spaced apart from each other in a horizontal direction,
wherein the upper insulating layer has a plurality of first vias filled in the first through holes, respectively,
wherein the lower insulating layer has a single second via filled in the second through hole and commonly connected with the first vias,
wherein the base insulating layer has a plurality of third through holes spaced apart from each other in the horizontal direction, and a plurality of third vias filled in the third through holes, respectively,
wherein each of the third vias comprises:
a plurality of first via parts formed in the base insulating layer and connected with a top surface of the second electronic device, and spaced apart from each other in the horizontal direction; and
a plurality of second via parts formed in the base insulating layer and connected with a bottom surface of the second electronic device, and spaced apart from each other in the horizontal direction,
wherein first via parts of the third vias are connected with the first vias formed in the upper insulating layer, respectively, and second via parts of the third vias are commonly connected with one second via formed in the lower insulating layer,
wherein a top surface of the single second via is overlapped with bottom surfaces of the first vias in the horizontal direction,
wherein each of the third vias is connected with each of the first vias formed in the upper insulating layer,
wherein the single second via is commonly connected with the third vias,
wherein the single first circuit pattern has a top surface commonly making contact with bottom surfaces of the third vias and a bottom surface making contact with a top surface of the single second via,
wherein each of the second circuit patterns has a top surface making contact with one of the first vias and a bottom surface making contact with one of the third vias, and
wherein the top surface of the single first circuit pattern is overlapped with bottom surfaces of the second circuit patterns in the horizontal direction, and
wherein the plurality of the first through holes are separated from each other in a horizontal direction, and
wherein the plurality of the connection parts are separated from each other in a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,942,984

ATTENUATION REDUCTION STRUCTURE FOR FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD

Advanced Flexible Circuit...

1. A flexible circuit board, comprising:a dielectric layer having a top surface;
a plurality of pairs of signal lines disposed for high-frequency applications adjacent to and insulated from each other, the signal lines being formed on the top surface of the dielectric layer;
an insulation layer formed on the plurality of pairs of signal lines and the top surface of the dielectric layer;
a plurality of conductive paste coating zones formed on the insulation layer and respectively corresponding to the plurality of pairs of signal lines;
an anisotropic conductive film formed on the insulation layer and the conductive paste coating zones, made of different material composition from the conductive paste coating zones and including an insulation resin material containing a plurality of conductive particles therein; and
a shielding layer formed on the anisotropic conductive film to span contiguously over the pairs of signal lines;
wherein the conductive paste coating zones are disposed in embedded manner within the anisotropic conductive film, regions of the anisotropic conductive film thereby extending between the conductive paste coating zones and the shielding layer to establish an electrical connection between the conductive paste coating zones and the shielding layer in a vertical direction therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,942,983

SUSPENSION BOARD WITH CIRCUIT AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A suspension board with circuit capable of being mounted with a slider comprising:a metal supporting board,
a conductor layer disposed above the metal supporting board at spaced intervals thereto,
a first insulating layer disposed between the metal supporting board and the conductor layer so as to support the conductor layer and having a first thickness,
a second insulating layer disposed on the first insulating layer and the conductor layer and having a second thickness in a portion disposed on the first insulating layer, and
a pedestal disposed on the metal supporting board in a position different from that of the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer so as to support the slider, wherein
the pedestal includes
a first layer disposed on the metal supporting board and prepared from the same material as that of the first insulating layer and
a second layer disposed on the first layer and prepared from the same material as that of the second insulating layer,
the thickness of the pedestal is different from any one of the first thickness, the second thickness, and the total sum of the first thickness and the second thickness,
the thickness of the first layer is different from the first thickness, and
the thickness of the second layer is thicker than the second thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,942,982

ELECTRICAL DEVICE WITH TEETH JOINING LAYERS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Continental Circuits, LLC...

3. An article of manufacture, the article comprising:an epoxy dielectric material delivered with solid content sufficient that etching epoxy of the epoxy dielectric material forms a roughened surface comprising cavities located in and underneath an initial surface of the dielectric material, and sufficient that the etching of the epoxy uses non-homogeneity with the solid content to shape the cavities, and thereby shape a conductive material built up in the cavities, in an electrical device which includes circuitry comprising the shaped conductive material, wherein:
the etching includes a first etching and a second etching,a sample of the means for joining the circuitry to the dielectric material comprises at least 20% of teeth set in the cavities at 5,000 per linear inch, and the teeth are disposed sufficiently that separation of the dielectric material from the means for joining the circuitry to the dielectric material requires destroying integrity of the means for joining and the dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 9,942,981

CIRCUIT BOARD APPARATUS AND METHOD

Sierra Circuits, Inc., S...

1. A circuit board layer comprising:a catalytic pre-preg having catalytic particles present except in an exclusion depth below a surface of the catalytic pre-preg;
channels formed in the catalytic pre-preg with a depth which exceeds the exclusion depth;
copper plated in the channels;
said channels and said copper present on at least one side of the circuit board layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,977

HEATSINK-LESS ELECTRONIC UNIT

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A heatsink-less electronic unit comprising:a metal coreless electronic substrate; and
a heatsink-less microcomputer and various semiconductor relays which are mounted on the metal coreless electronic substrate,
wherein the heatsink-less microcomputer is arranged on a front face of the metal coreless electronic substrate;
wherein among the various semiconductor relays, a plurality of wiper relays which reach the highest temperatures of the semiconductor relays are separated a longest distance from a location where the heatsink-less microcomputer is arranged, and the wiper relays are arranged on a front face of the metal coreless electronic substrate so as to be separated from one another, the front face being opposite to a rear face;
wherein among the various semiconductor relays, a plurality of head lamp relays are arranged on the rear face of the metal coreless electronic substrate so as to be separated from one another;
wherein the metal coreless electronic substrate has a rectangular shape including a long side and a sort side,
wherein the heatsink-less microcomputer is arranged at a region away from a center region of the metal coreless electronic substrate in a longitudinal direction of the metal coreless electronic substrate,
wherein a plurality of first semiconductor relays from among the various semiconductor relays are arranged on one end on the front face of the metal coreless electronic substrate in the longitudinal direction, the one end on the front face does not overlap the region, and the first semiconductor relays are aligned along the longitudinal direction in the one end on the front face, and
wherein a plurality of second semiconductor relays from among the various semiconductor relays are arranged on a region on the rear face corresponding to a region on the front face between the heatsink-less microcomputer and the one end on the front face of the metal coreless electronic substrate in a lateral direction, and the second semiconductor relays are aligned along the lateral direction in the region on the rear face.

US Pat. No. 9,942,976

PREPARATION METHOD OF A BOSS-TYPE METAL-BASED SANDWICH RIGID-FLEX CIRCUIT BOARD

Guangzhou Fastprint Circu...

1. A method of preparing a boss-type metal-based sandwich rigid-flex board comprising the steps of:making a flexible sub-plate, obtained from a flexible board by inner circuit processing and windowing;
making a rigid sub-plate, obtained from a rigid board by inner circuit processing and windowing;
making a dielectric layer, obtained from a dielectric material by windowing;
making a metal core layer, including:
performing hole drilling, hole clogging and location hole punching on a metal core plate;
performing front side controlled deep milling on the metal core plate to form a metal boss on a front side of the metal core plate; and
performing back side controlled deep milling, including mounting a backing plate on the front side of the metal core plate, and performing controlled deep milling on a back side of the metal core plate to form a metal boss on the back side to complete the metal core layer;
stacking the rigid sub-plate, the flexible sub-plate, the dielectric layer and the metal core layer sequentially and performing laminating; and
performing controlled deep milling to form a second window and cover opening for a window area in the laminated structure after resistance welding the metal core layer circuit of the flexible and rigid plates, to obtain the boss-type metal-based sandwich rigid-flex board.

US Pat. No. 9,942,975

SCALABLE THERMAL SOLUTION FOR HIGH FREQUENCY PANEL ARRAY APPLICATIONS OR OTHER APPLICATIONS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) including a surface that has a layer of circuitry, the layer of circuitry comprising a heat-generating cell that includes (i) a circuit element and (ii) a ground layer disposed between the surface of the PCB and the circuit element;
a heat sink configured to receive heat from the PCB; and
a thermally-conductive post configured to remove the heat from the PCB to the heat sink via thermal conduction through a thermal path, the thermal path substantially orthogonal to the surface of the PCB, the thermally-conductive post including an end configured to directly couple to the ground layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,974

HYBRID GENERATORS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A mass spectrometer comprising:a torch configured to sustain an ionization source;
an induction device comprising an aperture for receiving a portion of the torch and configure to provide radio frequency energy into the received torch portion;
a generator electrically coupled to the induction device and configured to provide power to sustain an inductively coupled plasma in the torch portion received by the induction device, the generator comprising a circuit configured to electrically couple to an induction device and provide power to the induction device in the driven mode to sustain the inductively coupled plasma in the received torch portion in the driven mode and configured to provide power to the induction device in the oscillation mode to sustain the inductively coupled plasma in the received torch portion in the oscillation mode; and
a mass analyzer fluidically coupled to the torch.

US Pat. No. 9,942,973

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus configured to generate extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target with a pulse laser beam outputted from a laser apparatus to generate plasma, the extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus comprising:a chamber;
a target supply device configured to supply a target to a plasma generation region inside the chamber;
a target sensor located between the target supply device and the plasma generation region and configured to detect the target passing through a detection region;
a shield cover disposed between the detection region and the target supply device, having a through-hole that allows the target to pass through, and configured to reduce pressure waves that reach the target supply device from the plasma generation region;
a heat shield disposed between the plasma generation region and the shield cover, structured to accommodate the plasma generation region, having a through hole that allows the target to pass through, and configured to reduce heat conducted to the chamber from the plasma generation region; and
a first damper between the heat shield and an inner wall of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,942,972

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER THERETO

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A radiographic image capturing apparatus comprising:a mobile cart unit;
a plurality of devices used for capturing a radiographic image;
an electric power supply activator enabling supply of electric power between the devices, based on an instruction of permission to supply electric power;
an electric power manager activatable by the electric power supply activator, based on the instruction of permission to supply electric power,
wherein the devices at least comprise:
a radiation source device including a radiation source for outputting radiation; and
a detector device detachably attached to the cart unit, and including a radiation detector for detecting radiation that is transmitted through a subject in a case where the subject is irradiated with the radiation by the radiation source, and converting the detected radiation into radiographic image information, and
wherein the electric power manager includes an amount-of-consumed-electric-power predictor that calculates and predicts amounts of electric power consumption used to capture radiographic images by each of the radiation source device and the detector device,
the electric power manager, based on the electric power consumption predicted by the amount-of-consumed-electric-power predictor, is configured to manage electric power required to capture a given number of radiographic images, and is configured to flexibly supply at least part of the required electric power to at least one of the radiation source device and the detector device, thereby to supply electric power from a device, the battery of which stores excessive electric power to a device having a battery with insufficient electric power.

US Pat. No. 9,942,971

DETECTING OUTAGES IN A LED LAMP ASSEMBLY

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A lamp assembly for a vehicle comprising:a plurality of LED circuits serially connected together, the LED circuits including an LED, a first resistor and an optocoupler, a first terminal of the first resistor being electrically coupled to an anode terminal of the LED, a second terminal of the first resistor being connected to an anode terminal of the optocoupler, and a cathode terminal of the LED being electrically connected to a cathode terminal of the optocoupler; and
a sense line electrically coupled to one of the LED circuits, the sense line having a first voltage value when all of LEDs in that plurality of LED circuits are operational and a second voltage value when at least one of the LEDs has failed.

US Pat. No. 9,942,969

OBSTRUCTIONS LIGHTING SYSTEM AND PROCESS HAVING OPERATING MODES

SPX Corporation, Charlot...

1. An obstruction lighting and power line control system, comprising:at least one light source;
at least one controller coupled to and configured to control the at least one light source;
a power line cable providing power to the at least one light source;
a power supply coupled to the power line cable and configured to provide power to the at least one light source over the power line cable, wherein the power supply further comprises a shaping circuit and the shaping circuit comprises a solid-state relay; and
a system controller configured to control the power supply to provide power over the power line cable to the at least one light source and the at least one controller that indicates at least one of the following: operating parameters and operating modes.

US Pat. No. 9,942,964

CONSTANT CURRENT REGULATOR FOR AIRFIELD GROUND LIGHTING

Honeywell International I...

1. A constant current regulator for airfield ground lighting, comprising:a power converter configured to receive a first signal from an alternating current (AC) mains, wherein the power converter includes:
a number of bi-directional switches;
a transformer configured to isolate the first AC signal from an airfield ground lighting circuit; and
a rectifier configured to convert the first AC signal from the AC mains from AC to a direct current (DC) signal;
an inverter configured to receive the DC signal from the power converter and convert the DC signal to a second AC signal;
an output filter configured to receive the second AC signal from the inverter and send the second AC signal to the airfield ground lighting circuit; and
a controller configured to switch the number of bi-directional switches of the power converter to allow an input voltage and current of the second AC signal from the AC mains to be in phase;
wherein the constant current regulator is connected to a particular relay of a number of relays included in an output redundancy module, wherein each respective relay of the number of relays is connected to a respective one of a number of constant current regulators, and wherein the particular relay is configured to bring the second AC signal into phase with other AC signals from the number of constant current regulators.

US Pat. No. 9,942,963

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING FLUORESCENT LAYERS

LIGHTIZER KOREA CO., Seo...

1. A method for manufacturing fluorescent layers, comprising:providing a vertical frame; the vertical frame having a plurality of fluorescent layer pattern holes extending completely through the vertical frame, each fluorescent layer pattern hole of the plurality of fluorescent layer pattern holes being formed in a direction vertical to the vertical frame and having a desired shape of a fluorescent layer;
filling the fluorescent layer pattern holes with a viscous fluorescent material solution that has a viscosity between 1,000 cP to 300,000 cP;
stably maintaining the viscous fluorescent material solution within the fluorescent layer pattern holes in the vertical frame until the viscous fluorescent material has dried, viscous fluorescent material solution being maintained within each of the fluorescent layer pattern holes that are filled based on a viscosity of the viscous fluorescent material solution and without using a horizontal surface;
polishing a top surface and a bottom surface of the vertical frame; and
attaching a fluorescent layer removed from the vertical frame to a light emitting diode (LED), wherein the desired shape of the fluorescent layer pattern holes allows the fluorescent layer to be attached to the LED without further cutting of the fluorescent layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,954

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING SOLID STATE LIGHTING VIA DITHERING

LUMASTREAM CANADA ULC, W...

1. A method for controlling solid state lighting comprising:receiving dimming or light intensity information;
translating the dimming or light intensity information into LED control information; and
transmitting the LED control information to a current source;
wherein the LED control information includes constant current reduction control information for a high light intensity range and dithering control information with variable frequency bands over a low light intensity range;
wherein the dithering control information comprises information associated with a transitioning between the variable frequency bands where an on time pulse duration is held constant and a period is varied for a portion of a dimming intensity range; and
wherein the dithering control information comprises a first pair of on and off times, a second pair of on and off times and a ratio between the first and second pairs of on and off times, the ratio representing an amount of time the first pair of on and off times is used with respect to the second pair of on and off times.

US Pat. No. 9,942,953

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE SERVING AS DC POWER SUPPLY, AND LIGHTING FIXTURE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A power supply device serving as a DC power supply, comprising:a converter including a pair of input terminals, a pair of output terminals, a transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding which are magnetically coupled, a capacitor, and a switching device; and
a controller configured to control the switching device,
the capacitor being electrically connected between the pair of input terminals,
the capacitor, the primary winding, and the switching device being connected in series in a closed circuit,
the converter being configured to, when the switching device is switched to an on-state, store energy inputted through the pair of input terminals in the primary winding and the secondary winding, and, when the switching device is switched to an off-state, produce a DC output voltage between the pair of output terminals by use of energy stored in the primary winding and the secondary winding,
the converter further including a reverse flow preventer for preventing, when the switching device is switched to the off-state, a current from flowing through the closed circuit in an opposite direction to a direction of a discharging current from the capacitor, and
the converter further including a coupling capacitor connected between the primary winding and the secondary winding,
the coupling capacitor having:
a primary terminal electrically connected to a first end of the primary winding; and
a secondary terminal electrically connected to a first end of the secondary winding,
the primary winding having a second end electrically connected to a first terminal of the capacitor, and
the secondary winding having a second end electrically connected to a second terminal of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,942,951

MICROWAVE HEATING ELEMENT

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A microwave heating element, comprising:a microwave antenna configured to absorb power from a microwave field in a microwave oven;
a sensor positioned to detect a property of an item to be heated, wherein the sensor is configured to provide a sensor signal relating to the property of the item to be heated;
a transmission line having an end coupled to the microwave antenna, wherein the transmission line is configured to distribute the power absorbed from the microwave field into the item to be heated based on the property of the item to be heated;
a heating component coupled to the transmission line with a switch, wherein the heating component is configured to transfer power from the microwave field into the item to be heated in response to engagement of the switch; and
a processor configured to evaluate the sensor signal and disengage the switch as the property of the item to be heated reaches a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,942,950

METHOD FOR DETECTING DARK DISCHARGE AND DEVICE UTILIZING THE METHOD

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating an object in an energy application zone by applying RF energy to the energy application zone without causing a visible electrical discharge, the method comprising:applying RF energy to the energy application zone at a first power level,
measuring a value of an electromagnetic response parameter indicative of the electromagnetic response of the energy application zone to the applying of RF energy;
intermitting the application of RF energy after the value of the electromagnetic response parameter is measured to be outside a predetermined range and before a visible electrical discharge occurs;
renewing RF energy application after intermission at a second power level, wherein the second power level is lower than the first power level; and
performing a sequence of RF energy application events with an intermission event between each two succeeding energy application events in the sequence, wherein a power level of each RF energy application event is lower than a power level of a preceding RF energy application event in the sequence,
wherein each intermission event is sufficiently long to allow discharge, if occurring during the RF energy application event preceding the intermission event, to decay completely.

US Pat. No. 9,942,948

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HEATED PORTION OF A WINDSHIELD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of preventing a windshield wiper from freezing to a windshield of a vehicle, comprising the steps of:monitoring a state of said windshield wiper;
initiating a timer when the state of said windshield wiper changes from an off state to an on state;
sensing an ambient temperature of said vehicle a first period of time after initiation of said timer if said windshield wiper remains in the on state; and
warming a portion of said windshield where said windshield wiper resides in the off state if the sensed ambient temperature of said vehicle is near or below zero degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 9,942,947

HEATER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HEATER

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

9. A heater rod comprising:a substrate including an electrically insulating ceramic strip and an electrically conducting layer;
a positive temperature coefficient heating resistor based on barium titanate, wherein the positive temperature coefficient heating resistor is a self-adhering printed layer on the substrate; and
wherein the electrically conducting layer is arranged between the positive temperature coefficient heating resistor and the electrically insulating ceramic strip and the positive temperature coefficient heating resistor is printed as a paste or ink and the securement of the positive temperature coefficient heating resistor to the substrate consists essentially of self-adherence of the printed layer directly to the substrate whereby the positive temperature coefficient heating resistor is directly self-adhered to the electrically conducting layer of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,942,946

DEVICE FOR GENERATING VAPOR FROM SOLID OR LIQUID STARTING MATERIAL FOR CVD OR PVD APPARATUS

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

1. A device for generating a vapor for a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or physical vapor deposition (PVD) apparatus, the device comprising:at least two thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) arranged successively in a housing (12) in a direction of flow of a carrier gas and having thermal transfer surfaces, the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) including an upstream thermal transfer body (1, 2) and a downstream thermal transfer body (2, 3), such that the carrier gas that flows out of the upstream thermal transfer body (1, 2) flows into the downstream thermal transfer body (2, 3); and
an inlet pipe (4, 5) for feeding an aerosol to one of the thermal transfer bodies (2, 3) for vaporization of the aerosol by bringing particles of the aerosol into contact with the thermal transfer surfaces, wherein at least one of the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) has an opening (6, 7, 8) in which the inlet pipe (4, 5) is located,
wherein the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) are heated to different thermal transfer temperatures, a thermal transfer body (1) located first in the direction of flow being a preheating body for the carrier gas, which is fed through a carrier gas feed line (11) located upstream from the upstream thermal transfer body (1, 2) into the housing (12), in which housing (12) the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) are arranged successively in the direction of flow such that the carrier gas flows through all of the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3), and either the inlet pipe (4, 5) is guided through the opening (6, 7, 8) of at least one of the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) and leads into a spacing gap (9, 10) between the upstream and the downstream thermal transfer bodies (1, 2; 2, 3) or a mouth (4?, 5?) of the inlet pipe (4, 5) is arranged in at least one of the thermal transfer bodies (2, 3).

US Pat. No. 9,942,945

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION ASSEMBLIES FOR APPLIANCES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An appliance assembly, comprising:an appliance, the appliance comprising an electrically-powered component;
a cabinet housing the appliance, the cabinet comprising a body and a door, the door movable between an open position and a closed position;
an overcurrent protection circuit, the overcurrent protection circuit comprising:
a switch, the switch alternatable between an engaged position when the door is in the open position and a disengaged position when the door is in the closed position; and
a current limiter, the current limiter in electrical communication with the switch when the switch is in the disengaged position and not in electrical communication with the switch when the switch is in the engaged position,
wherein electricity flowing through the overcurrent protection circuit to the appliance flows at a high current level when the switch is in the engaged position and at a low current level when the switch is in the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 9,942,944

NETWORK-INITIATED DISCOVERY AND PATH SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR MULTI-HOP UNDERLAY NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured to operate as a relay node, the UE comprising:receiver circuitry configured to:
receive a notification of a request to establish a multi-hop transmission path communicatively coupling an eNodeB and an endpoint UE; and
receive a first message, including a first reference signal, from a first network node; and
transmission circuitry configured to transmit a second message to a second UE, the second message to include a second reference signal, and measurement information of a transmission path from the first network node to the UE for a second network node to use to determine whether to select the transmission path from the first network node to the UE as at least a portion of the multi-hop transmission path,
wherein at least one of:
the first and second reference signal respectively identifies the first network node and the UE via a unique sequence used for the first and second reference signal, or
the first and second reference signal are the same and the first and second message respectively further comprises an identity of the first network node and the UE, and
wherein the first and second reference signal each comprise a pilot-tone using a predetermined transmission power value indicated to the UE via one of a dedicated Radio Resource Control (RRC) message or a broadcast System Information Block (SIB) message.

US Pat. No. 9,942,943

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING UPLINK DATA IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A wireless station in a wireless local area network (WLAN), comprising:a radio frequency (RF) unit configured to transmit or receive a radio signal; and
a processor operatively coupled to the RF unit,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, from an access point (AP), a trigger frame which triggers uplink multiple user (UL-MU) transmission and which indicates non-dedicated frequency resources used for buffer status report of the reporting station;
in response to the trigger frame, determine whether to transmit a buffer status report frame of the reporting station to the AP on at least one of the non-dedicated frequency resources through a back-off procedure performed by the reporting station, wherein the buffer status report frame is determined to be transmitted to the AP when a back-off count of the reporting station is equal to or less than a pre-defined threshold; and
transmit the buffer status report frame to the AP.

US Pat. No. 9,942,941

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONNECTED MODE DRX OPERATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a user equipment (UE), comprising:monitoring a downlink control channel during a duration of at least a first timer;
receiving, on the monitored downlink control channel, an indication of a downlink or uplink transmission for the UE;
after receiving the indication of the downlink or uplink transmission for the UE, stopping the first timer, wherein after the first timer is stopped the UE does not need to monitor the downlink control channel;
performing an uplink transmission associated with the indicated downlink or uplink transmission for the UE;
starting a second timer, after receiving the indication of the downlink or uplink transmission for the UE, the duration of the second timer comprising an offset period;
when the second timer expires, starting a third timer, wherein the UE monitors the downlink control channel for the duration of the third timer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,938

REGISTRATION FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATIONS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a dual-radio access technology (dual-RAT) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) over a cellular RAT, a registration message to a cellular network, wherein the registration message includes a wireless local area network (WLAN) device identifier (ID) associated with the dual-RAT WTRU for a WLAN;
receiving, from the cellular network over the cellular RAT, a response message authorizing the dual-RAT WTRU for device-to-device (D2D) communications;
receiving, from the cellular network over the cellular RAT, assistance information that includes a security key for the WLAN, wherein the assistance information is received from the cellular network on a condition that the dual-RAT WTRU is proximate to a WTRU; and
performing, over a WLAN RAT, D2D direct discovery using the WLAN device ID and the security key for the WLAN.

US Pat. No. 9,942,936

QUICK-START METHOD, TERMINAL AND SYSTEM FOR RADIO COMMUNICATION

AIRBUS DS SAS, Elancourt...

1. A mobile communication terminal, comprising:a narrow-band communication module,
a broad-band communication module,
a first operating module,
a second operating module, and
a management module of the first operating module and the second operating module,
said first operating module being configured to establish a communication through a narrow-band communication network via said narrow-band communication module,
said second operating module being configured to establish a communication through said narrow-band communication network via the narrow-band communication module and to establish a communication through a broad-band communication network via said broad-band communication module,
wherein the first operating module includes a first operating system configured to execute instructions making it possible to establish a communication through the narrow-band communication network via the narrow-band communication module, and
wherein the first operating system includes a limited number of booting tasks so as to be operational within a time period of less than ten seconds after the booting of the terminal,
wherein the second operating module includes a second operating system configured to establish a communication through said narrow-band communication network via the narrow-band communication module and to establish a communication through the broad-band communication network via the broad-band communication module,
wherein the management module is configured to select the first operating module following a malfunction of the second operating system or when, the terminal including a battery, a battery level is below a predetermined threshold, or on the action of a user of said terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,942,934

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of setting up a wireless ad hoc network comprising:constructing an initial network graph by a source device, the network graph representing the source device, at least one intermediate device, and at least one communication path between the source device and the intermediate device;
sending the initial network graph to the intermediate device and requesting an update;
receiving a second network graph from the intermediate device in response to sending the initial network graph; and
determining an updated network graph by performing a union of the initial network graph and the second network graph.

US Pat. No. 9,942,932

TERMINAL-TO-TERMINAL COMMUNICATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of performing a terminal-to-terminal communication, the method comprising:receiving, at a first terminal, a resource allocation identifying resources allocated for terminal-to-terminal transmissions without prior terminal-to-terminal discovery;
performing, at the first terminal, a terminal-to-terminal transmission via the resources allocated for terminal-to-terminal transmissions without prior terminal-to-terminal discovery, the terminal-to-terminal transmission configured to be received directly from the first terminal by a receiving terminal;
checking, at the first terminal, for an acknowledgement sequence; and
checking, at the first terminal, for a negative acknowledgement sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,942,929

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:a determination unit which determines connection processing, for connecting another radio communication device, activated in accordance with a first input operation by a user of the radio communication device;
a reception unit which receives information indicating a connection state or a communication capability of such other radio communication device to which the radio communication device attempts to connect; and
a selection unit which selects, depending on the information received by the reception unit, which communication is to be performed from among
first connection mode in which a direct connection to such other radio communication device is established and direct communication with such other radio communication device is performed, without utilizing a connection to a base station, wherein the determination unit determines, when such other radio communication device and the base station are already connected to each other, whether to perform the first connection mode by disconnecting the connection between such other radio communication device and the base station in accordance with a second input operation by the user of the radio communication device,
second connection mode in which a connection to such other radio communication device via the base station that relays radio communication is established and direct communication with such other radio communication device is performed, and
third connection mode in which a connection to such other radio communication device via the base station is established and indirect communication with such other radio communication device via the base station is performed,
wherein the determination unit, the reception unit, and the selection unit are each implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 9,942,928

ROUTING METHOD BETWEEN BASE STATIONS, SERVING GATEWAY, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A routing method between base stations, the method comprising:receiving, by a first serving gateway, a first user data packet of first user equipment (UE) sent by a first base station, and determining, according to the first user data packet, whether the first serving gateway serves both the first UE and a second UE, wherein the second UE is a communication peer end of the first UE; and
if the first serving gateway determines that the first serving gateway serves both the first UE and the second UE, triggering, by the first serving gateway, the first base station to acquire first routing information required for direct communication with a second base station, and triggering, by the first serving gateway, the second base station to acquire second routing information required for direct communication with the first base station, the first routing information and the second routing information are used for the first base station and the second base station to establish a direct connection, wherein the second base station serves the second UE.

US Pat. No. 9,942,927

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCELERATED LINK SETUP

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for performing active scanning by a non-access point (non-AP) station (STA), the method comprising:transmitting, to a group of access points (APs), one or more probe request frames;
receiving, from a first access point (AP) of the group of APs, in response to the transmitted one or more probe request frames, a first system configuration message comprising a first configuration change count (CCC) value, wherein the first CCC value is an first integer value that represents a first configuration instance;
receiving, from a second AP of the group of APs, in response to the one or more probe request frames, a second system configuration message comprising a second CCC value, wherein the second CCC value is an second integer value that represents a second configuration instance;
storing the first CCC value and the second CCC value in a memory of the non-AP STA;
determining, by the non-AP STA, based on information stored in the memory of the non-AP STA, which one of the first AP or the second AP is a preferred AP; and
performing an association procedure with the preferred AP.

US Pat. No. 9,942,926

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR BEARER ACTIVATION IN A CORE NETWORK FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A network control entity comprising:a memory; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the processor configured to,
receive a service request message from a device,
determine a gateway tunnel identifier and a gateway destination address based on the service request message,
send a message to a base station associated with the device, the message including the gateway tunnel identifier and the gateway destination address,
determine if an access point network (APN) designating a packet data network to which the device requests to be connected is accessible from a visited network, if the device requires one of best effort and static priority data transport, and if the device registers to only one APN at a time, and
send the message if each of the conditions of the determining step are true.

US Pat. No. 9,942,924

QSO CONFIRMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A method of confirming a “QSO” between two ham Radio Stations, the method comprising:receiving at a server identifying information related to a second radio station, wherein said identifying information is provided by a first radio station;
providing to said first radio station a unique ID code; and
receiving at said server said unique ID code, wherein said unique ID code is provided by the second radio station, effectively confirming the QSO between said first and second radio stations.

US Pat. No. 9,942,921

NETWORK ROUTING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Board Of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of distributed scheduling of transmission on a shared wireless medium based on hybrid deterministic and non-deterministic distributed scheduling, the method comprising:deterministically selecting, by a first wireless device sharing a wireless medium with other wireless devices, a deterministic transmit time slot in a contention window, wherein:
the contention window comprises a plurality of time slots among which the deterministic transmit time slot is selected,
the plurality of time slots of the contention window include a plurality of deterministic time slots and a plurality of non-deterministic time slots, and
at least some of the nondeterministic time slots are reserved for at least some of the other wireless devices executing a respective instance of a nondeterministic algorithm to select a transmit time slot, wherein deterministically selecting comprises:
receiving, by the first wireless device, a wireless signal broadcast by a second wireless device indicating another deterministic transmit time slot selected by the second wireless device; and
based on the wireless signal, selecting a different deterministic transmit time slot from that selected by the second wireless device;
determining, by the first wireless device, that another wireless device has finished wirelessly transmitting a previous frame; and
beginning to transmit, by the first wireless device, a first next frame during an instance of the selected deterministic transmit time slot after the previous frame.

US Pat. No. 9,942,920

TRIGGER FRAME RESPONSE WITH NETWORK ALLOCATION VECTOR

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a station comprising: memory; and, processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode a first frame of a wireless transmission, the first frame comprising a first duration;
if the first frame is a trigger frame or a multi-user request-to-send (MU-RTS) frame from an access point of a same basic service set (BSS) as the station, respond to the trigger frame or the MU-RTS frame if a network allocation vector (NAV) of the station is not set, or respond to the trigger frame or the MU-RTS frame if the NAV of the station is set and the trigger frame or MU-RTS frame comprises an indicator that indicates not to consider the NAV;
decode a second frame comprising a second duration; and
in response to a determination that the NAV is to be set based on the second frame, set the NAV to the second duration, and if a physical (PHY) header or a media access control (MAC) header of the second frame indicates a bandwidth of the NAV, then set the bandwidth of the NAV to the bandwidth of the NAV indicated by the PHY header or the MAC header otherwise set the bandwidth to an entire bandwidth occupied by the second frame.

US Pat. No. 9,942,919

FIRST COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SECOND COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN, FOR DETERMINING ONE OR MORE PARAMETERS FOR TRANSMITTING ON AN UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first communication device, the first communication device operating in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:receiving an uplink assignment from a second communication device operating in the wireless communications network;
determining, based on the uplink assignment, one or more parameters for transmitting on an extended physical uplink control channel (ePUCCH) in an unlicensed band to the second communication device, the one or more parameters comprising an indication of a listen-before-talk (LBT) scheme for the ePUCCH;
performing LBT according to the indicated LBT scheme for the ePUCCH;
transmitting on the ePUCCH to the second communication device as a consequence of the LBT performed according to the indicated LBT scheme for the ePUCCH;
receiving information indicating an LBT scheme for transmitting on a short uplink control channel (sPUCCH) in the unlicensed band to the second communication device;
performing LBT according to the indicated LBT scheme for the sPUCCH, wherein the LBT scheme for the sPUCCH is different from the LBT scheme for the ePUCCH; and
transmitting on the sPUCCH to the second communication device as a consequence of the LBT performed according to the indicated LBT scheme for the sPUCCH.

US Pat. No. 9,942,918

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO AWARE HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST

VID SCALE, INC., Wilming...

1. A method comprising:receiving, over a first logical channel, a first video packet associated with a video stream, the first video packet having a first priority value;
receiving, over a second logical channel, a second video packet associated with the video stream, the second video packet having a second priority value that is different from the first priority value;
assigning, based on receiving the first video packet over the first logical channel, a first maximum number of retransmissions to the first video packet, the first maximum number of retransmissions associated with the first logical channel;
assigning, based on receiving the second video packet over the second logical channel, a second maximum number of retransmissions to the second video packet, the second maximum number of retransmissions associated with the second logical channel, wherein the first maximum number of retransmissions is different from the second maximum number of retransmissions;
transmitting, using Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol, data identifying that the first maximum number of retransmissions is associated with the first logical channel;
transmitting, using Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol, data identifying that the second maximum number of retransmissions is associated with the second logical channel;
transmitting, in accordance with the first maximum number of retransmissions, the first video packet over a first evolved packet system (EPS) bearer that is mapped to the first logical channel; and
transmitting, in accordance with the second maximum number of retransmissions, the second video packet over a second EPS bearer that is different from the first EPS bearer and that is mapped to the second logical channel,
wherein the first and second logical channels are used by a video application that is associated with the video stream.

US Pat. No. 9,942,915

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a base station apparatus; and
a terminal device,
the base station apparatus comprising:
a processor that executes a process including
mapping first control information concerning a first frequency band which needs a license to use for wireless communication,
mapping second control information concerning a second frequency band which does not need the license to use for the wireless communication, and
generating a control channel signal by arranging, in different areas each of which is included in a control channel, the first control information and the second control information; and
a transmitter that transmits the control channel signal generated by the processor to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,942,912

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ON MULTIPLE SPECTRUM BANDS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE) for communication, the method comprising:acquiring information for an unlicensed frequency on a licensed frequency;
receiving, on the licensed frequency from a base station, first control information for a first resource allocation on the licensed frequency;
receiving, on the unlicensed frequency from the base station, second control information for a second resource allocation on the unlicensed frequency;
receiving first data on the licensed frequency based on the first control information;
receiving second data on the unlicensed frequency based on the second control information;
generating data packets for the first data at a second function corresponding to the licensed frequency, and generating data packets for the second data at a second function corresponding to the unlicensed frequency; and
generating data packets for the first data and data packets for the second data at a first function corresponding to the licensed frequency and the unlicensed frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,942,911

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION USING A COMMON IDENTIFIER

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A communication device for communicating data via a mobile radio network, the communication device comprising:circuitry configured to
store information which identifies the communication device to the mobile radio network, wherein
the information includes a common identifier that is provided to each communication device of an associated group of communication devices,
the common identifier is used to establish a communication session to communicate data with any of the associated communication group of devices,
the mobile radio network provides a wireless access interface which includes a random access communication channel for uplink transmission of a burst of signals,
the circuitry is configured to transmit a random access burst in the random access communication channel in accordance with a predetermined arrangement,
the communication device is provided with a unique one of a set of predefined sequences of data for use in forming the random access burst for transmission in the random access channel of the wireless access interface, and
the circuitry is configured to receive a signaling message in response to the random access burst, using the unique data sequence which was used to form the random access burst.

US Pat. No. 9,942,906

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION FOR AN ACCESS NODE BASED ON COVERAGE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for determining a subframe configuration for an access node based on coverage, the method comprising:communicating data between an access node and a plurality of wireless devices using a first subframe configuration from among a plurality of subframe configurations available at the access node;
calculating a utility function for each of the plurality of subframe configurations, wherein the utility function is based on a coverage for each subframe configuration, a number of wireless devices serviced by each subframe configuration, and a historical average throughput metric for the plurality of wireless devices;
selecting a subframe configuration from the plurality of subframe configurations with the greatest calculated utility function; and
adjusting the first subframe configuration to the selected subframe configuration such that the access node and the plurality of wireless devices communicate using the selected subframe configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,942,899

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR MANAGING RADIO RESOURCES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for managing radio resources, the network node being comprised in a wireless radio network wherein a mobile station configured to operate in the wireless radio network has a maximum bandwidth for simultaneous receptions and a first carrier list comprising carriers, wherein the carriers are radio carriers assigned to the mobile station, and wherein the maximum bandwidth cannot envelope all the carriers in the first carrier list, the method comprising:removing one or more carriers from the first carrier list, which removing of the one or more carriers is performed, one carrier by one carrier, until the maximum bandwidth can envelope all remaining carriers after the removing, the one or more removed carriers having a lowest priority according to a priority list, and
which remaining carriers comprise carriers to receive for the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 9,942,896

ALLOCATING RESOURCES OF AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND AMONG MULTIPLE OPERATOR NETWORKS FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A base station, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
allocate resources of an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum band among multiple operator networks, associated with different network operators,
the multiple operator networks being allocated different portions of the unlicensed RF spectrum band to prevent the multiple operator networks from communicating via a same unlicensed RF channel,
a first portion of the unlicensed RF spectrum band having a different frequency from a second portion of the unlicensed RF spectrum band,
the first portion of the unlicensed RF spectrum being allocated to a first network operator, and
the second portion of the unlicensed RF spectrum being allocated to a second network operator;
receive downlink traffic destined for a user equipment;
identify an operator network, of the multiple operator networks, associated with the user equipment; and
provide the downlink traffic to the user equipment using one or more unlicensed RF channels of the unlicensed RF spectrum band based on identifying the operator network and based on allocating the resources of the unlicensed RF spectrum band among the multiple operator networks.

US Pat. No. 9,942,895

BURST GROUPING WITH REDUCED OVERHEAD

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A receiver comprising:a processing circuit; and
a non-transitory data storage medium,
wherein the processing circuit is programmed to receive a plurality of group burst packets including a first burst packet and a second burst packet, the first burst packet having a group header, and wherein the first burst packet and the second burst packet are encoded with a unique word associated with a color, a value, and an associated time slot; and
wherein the processing circuit is programmed to associate the second burst packet to the first burst packet based on the color and value associated with the unique word used to encode the second burst packet and a received time slot at which the second burst packet is received,
wherein the processing circuit is programmed to determine that the second burst packet is associated with the first burst packet if the received time slot of the second burst packet is different from the associated time slot.

US Pat. No. 9,942,894

DATA DISTRIBUTION BY PROXY

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A method for transferring data, the method comprising:receiving originating data sent from an originating device over an ad hoc communication link of an ad hoc originating session with a first communication device, wherein the originating data includes:
data created at the originating device for a receiving device,
a message hop count threshold indicating a number of times the originating data is allowed to be transmitted from one device to another device starting with the originating device, and
a current message hop count that tracks a current number of times the originating data has been transmitted between devices starting with the originating device;
editing the originating data to increment the current message hop count based on the originating data having been transmitted from the originating device to one or more other communication devices;
terminating the originating session between the originating device and the first communication device once the originating data has been received by the first communication device, wherein the originating device is offline upon termination of the originating session;
transmitting, via additional ad hoc communication links of subsequent ad hoc sessions between the first communication device and other communication devices, the originating data until the originating data is received at a subsequent communication device that is capable of connecting to the receiving device via a fixed network;
establishing a receiving session over the fixed network between the subsequent communication device and the receiving device after the originating session has been terminated, wherein the originating device remains offline and does not connect to the fixed network; and
sending the originating data from the subsequent communication device to the receiving device over the fixed network when the current message hop count has not exceeded the message hop count threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,942,893

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALLOCATING PHYSICAL RESOURCES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Spectrum LP., Ove...

1. A method of allocating physical resources in a communication system, comprising:determining a common periodicity of two or more allocations for a communication between a wireless device and an access node; and
determining a permissible division of a data unit in at least two transmission time intervals in a single carrier within one of the two or more allocations.

US Pat. No. 9,942,892

SELF-OPTIMIZING MOBILE SATELLITE SYSTEMS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for self-optimizing mobile system resources, the method comprising:determining, by at least one processor, a communication demand for at least one cell in a network, wherein the at least one cell is a polygon shape and at least one adjacent cell to the at least one cell is a polygon shape;
determining, by the at least one processor, that the communication demand for the at least one cell exceeds a capacity threshold for the at least one cell; and
reallocating, by the at least one processor, based on the determining of the communication demand for the at least one cell exceeds the capacity threshold for the at least one cell, at least a portion of the mobile system resources by redefining at least one vertex of the at least one adjacent cell to enlarge the at least one adjacent cell, according to how much the communication demand exceeds the capacity threshold for the at least one cell, such that at least a portion of the at least one adjacent cell covers at least a portion of the at least one cell and such that the respective communication demand for the at least one cell and the at least one adjacent cell is met;
wherein the reallocating of the at least a portion of the mobile system resources comprises allocating greater effective isotropic radiation power (EIRP) to the at least one cell.

US Pat. No. 9,942,889

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING A REFERENCE SIGNAL IN A MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first DMRS sequence, which is associated with a first layer, and a second DMRS sequence, which is associated with a second layer, to a base station,
wherein a first orthogonal cover code (OCC) is applied to the first and second DMRS sequences; and
transmitting a third DMRS sequence, which is associated with a third layer, and a fourth DMRS sequence, which is associated with a fourth layer, to the base station,
wherein a second OCC is applied to the third and fourth DMRS sequences.

US Pat. No. 9,942,886

VARIABLE PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) SIGNALING AND TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a first wireless communication device from a second wireless communication device, a transmission configuration indicating a first beam resource and a second, different beam resource allocated to the first wireless communication device by the second wireless communication device, the first beam resource including a first beam direction, and the second beam resource including a second, different beam direction;
transmitting, by the first wireless communication device to the second wireless communication device, a first uplink control signal on the allocated first beam resource using the first beam direction; and
transmitting, by the first wireless communication device to the second wireless communication device, a second uplink control signal on the allocated second beam resource using the second beam direction, with the same encoded control information represented in the first uplink control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,942,885

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource allocation method, comprising:receiving, by an apparatus, first uplink power control common configuration information of a first cell and second uplink power control common configuration information of a second cell from a first base station, the first cell being a cell served by the first base station, the second cell being a cell served by a second base station;
acquiring, by the apparatus, power headroom report (PHR) information according to the first and the second uplink power control common configuration information; and
sending, by the apparatus, the PHR information to the first base station.

US Pat. No. 9,942,884

EFFICIENT UPLINK DATA INDICATION TECHNIQUES FOR MIMO-OFDMA TRANSMISSION IN WLAN

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

4. An apparatus, comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories including computer program code,
the one or more memories and the computer program code configured, with the one or more processors, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
receiving at least one uplink data indication transmission over a subband and over one or more orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols from at least one station in a wireless local area network communication system;
decoding the received at least one uplink data indication transmission to determine a unique codeword for each of the at least one stations;
determining, from the determined unique codewords and using a mapping between station identification and codewords in a codebook, a unique station identification for each of the at least one stations, wherein the codewords in the codebook are not orthogonal and the codebook is constructed by selecting partial rows of an orthogonal matrix; and
performing, for the at least one station determined to have sent the uplink data indication, other operations to prepare for subsequent reception of uplink data from the at least one station determined to have sent the uplink data indication.

US Pat. No. 9,942,883

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING BANDWIDTH OF WIRELESS NETWORK WHERE BOTH WIDE-BAND AND NARROW-BAND SIGNALS ARE TRANSMITTED, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA ON THE NETWORK

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A bandwidth-allocation method for transmitting data in a wireless network, comprising:receiving, by a network coordinator, an association request frame from a wireless device, wherein the association request frame includes:
a device address field indicating a hardware address of the wireless device;
a device information field indicating whether the wireless device supports a mode for transmitting and receiving wide-band signals or a mode for transmitting and receiving narrow-band signals, and
an association timeout field indicating a maximum time period during which association between the network coordinator and the wireless device can be maintained in a state where there is no communication between the network coordinator and the wireless device;
transmitting, by the network coordinator, an association response frame to the wireless device that indicates acceptance or rejection of the association request;
receiving, by the network coordinator, a first frame from the wireless device that belongs to the wireless network, wherein the first frame comprises a plurality of bandwidth request blocks, and each bandwidth request block comprises information indicating a transmission mode for transmitting the data from the wireless device to another wireless device that belongs to the wireless network and an identifier of the another wireless device, the transmission mode indicating whether the data is transmitted by a wide-band signal or a narrow-band signal, and the first frame is used by the wireless device to request a time slot;
wherein a first bandwidth request block among the plurality of bandwidth request blocks indicates that the data is transmitted by the wide-band signal, and a second bandwidth request block among the plurality of bandwidth request blocks indicates that the data is transmitted by the narrow-band signal;
transmitting, by the network coordinator, a second frame comprising a bandwidth response frame in response to the first frame to the wireless device, wherein the bandwidth response frame includes:
a transmission mode field indicating whether the transmission mode is a wide-band signal or a narrow-band signal, and
a value indicating acceptance or rejection of a bandwidth request; and
broadcasting, by the network coordinator, a beacon frame comprising information about the transmission mode and a time slot duration to the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,942,881

UPLINK MULTI-TTI SCHEDULING IN TDD SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a radio network node operating according to a Time Division Duplexing, TDD, scheme in a cellular communications network, the method comprising:while operating according to the TDD scheme:
transmitting to a wireless device a first uplink grant that assigns first radio resources for a first multiple transmit time interval uplink transmission; and
transmitting to the wireless device a second uplink grant during a gap in the first radio resources assigned for the first multiple transmit time interval uplink transmission,
wherein the first radio resources comprise a set of consecutive subframes, and wherein the gap is a time domain gap within the set of consecutive subframes during which an uplink transmission on the first radio resources is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 9,942,880

TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE APPARATUS AND METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An apparatus comprising a plurality of antennae, one or more receiver chains, non-volatile memory and a signal processor, the non-volatile memory storing instructions for executing by the processor, the processor, when executing the instructions configured to:determine a first threshold value;
apply, to each of a plurality of signals individually received through different antennae, windowing in the frequency domain, and to determine as a windowing result, for individual window frequency positions, a number of data values above the first threshold;
merge the windowing results determined for the individual signals for corresponding windowing positions; and
identify as noise bands spectral areas with merged windowing results above a second threshold;
transmit and/or receive signals in spectral bands outside of the noise band spectral areas.

US Pat. No. 9,942,875

PAGING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intellectual Ventures II ...

1. A network node comprising:an interface, the interface configured to receive from a core network a paging message for a user equipment (UE); and
a processor communicatively coupled to the interface, the processor configured to determine a paging occasion of the UE responsive to the received paging message,
to facilitate transmission to the UE on a control channel during the paging occasion, a first signal including an indication of shared channel resources, the first signal being derived from a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), and
to facilitate transmission, on the indicated shared channel resources, a second signal to the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,942,872

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS DEVICE LOCATION DETERMINATION USING SIGNAL STRENGTH

Rapid Focus Security, LLC...

13. A wireless device location determination system comprising:a) a network interface configured to receive data from a plurality of sensors;
b) a memory configured to store computer-executable instructions; and
c) a processor configured to access the memory and execute the computer-executable instructions comprising:
i) defining a region of interest comprising the plurality of sensors;
ii) establishing a reference frame and a grid comprising a plurality of simulation points with locations based on a coordinate system associated with the region of interest;
iii) establishing location coordinates for the plurality of sensors based on the coordinate system;
iv) determining a plurality of simulated wireless signal strengths from the plurality of simulation points at the location coordinates for each of the plurality of sensors;
v) generating a simulated signal strength matrix for each of the plurality of sensors using a respective one of the plurality of simulated wireless signal strengths for respective ones of the plurality of simulation points;
vi) generating a composite matrix comprising a sparse matrix based on the plurality of simulated signal strength matrices;
vii) measuring wireless signal strength at each of the plurality of sensors based on a wireless emission from an intrusive device;
viii) generating a measured wireless signal strength vector based on the measured wireless signal strength at each of the plurality of sensors;
ix) determining a location of the intrusive device based on the measured wireless signal strength vector and the composite matrix; and
x) isolating the located intrusive device based on a predetermined threat vector.

US Pat. No. 9,942,870

DETERMINING WIRELESS COVERAGE INFORMATION USING WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a first access node and to a second access node, a first signal comprising a request for an indication of a strength of the first signal;
receiving, by the first access node and from the second access node, the indication of the strength of the first signal;
generating, based on the indication of the strength of the first signal, a geographical map comprising a location of the first access node and an estimated coverage area of the first access node;
receiving, by the first access node, from a third access node, and via the second access node, an indication of a strength of a second signal, wherein the second signal was sent by the second access node and received by the third access node; and
updating, based on the indication of the strength of the second signal, and estimated location of the second access node and an estimated coverage area of the second access node on the geographical map.

US Pat. No. 9,942,869

RF CARRIER SYNCHRONIZATION AND PHASE ALIGNMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS

PhasorLab, Inc., Billeri...

1. A method comprising:generating a baseband information signal by mixing an arbitrary received modulated carrier signal with a local oscillator (LO) signal having an LO frequency;
obtaining baseband signal samples of the baseband information signal having a baseband signal magnitude and a baseband signal phase;
determining a cumulative phase measurement associated with baseband signal samples having a baseband signal magnitude greater than a threshold; and
applying a correction signal to compensate for an LO frequency offset of the LO frequency based on the cumulative phase.

US Pat. No. 9,942,866

METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND RECOVERING FROM LOSS OF SYNCHRONIZATION, COMMUNICATION UNITS AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS THEREFOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of recovery from a time-synchronization loss in a communication unit between a first processor supporting physical layer communications and a second processor supporting layer-2 communications, the method comprising:sending physical layer messages from the first processor to the second processor: transmitting physical layer signals from the first processor over an air interface;
detecting, by the first processor, that a loss of synchronization has occurred between the first and second processors;
in response to said detecting, stopping sending subsequent physical layer messages from the first processor to the second processor;
continuing to transmit physical layer signals from the first processor over the air interface after stopping sending subsequent physical layer messages to the second processor;
in response to said stopping, re-starting a messaging process of sending physical layer messages between the first and second processors by the first processor by sending at least one new message to the second processor with updated System Frame Number (SFN) and Sub-Frame (SF) counter values:
and receiving at the first processor at least one subsequent response message from the second processor acknowledging receipt of the at least one new message with an indication of the received and updated SFN and SF counter values of the at least one new message thereby confirming synchronization being restored.

US Pat. No. 9,942,865

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONOUSLY COUNTING MBMS SERVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A method for synchronously counting Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) service, comprising:sending, by a processor of an MBMS Coordinating Entity (MCE), a broadcast message containing a same synchronization time point to each of a plurality of base stations, whereby each base station can count the MBMS service for each terminal device served by the base station at the same synchronization time point and each relevant base station collects and transmits synchronization counting information to the MCE, thereby ensuring synchronization of MBMS service counting times, wherein the relevant base stations are base stations within an MBSFN area;
receiving, by the processor of the MCE, the synchronization counting information from each of the plurality of relevant base stations, wherein
the synchronization counting information is information obtained when each of the relevant base stations counts MBMS service for each terminal device served by the respective relevant base station at the time corresponding to the same synchronization time point, and
the same synchronization time point is expressed as the absolute number of Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) modification periods.

US Pat. No. 9,942,863

METHOD OF SEARCHING CODE SEQUENCE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a synchronization signal, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, a first code sequence generated from a first number which is related to a cell group identifier for identifying a cell group including the cell via a first orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol and a second code sequence generated from a second number which is related to a cell identifier for identifying the cell included in the cell group identified by the cell group identifier via a second OFDM symbol, and
acquiring an identity of the cell from a combination of the first number and the second number.

US Pat. No. 9,942,862

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal, comprising:a receiver configured to receive physical downlink control channels respectively transmitted from different cells; and
a processor that, when an uplink grant or a downlink assignment and a control signal for power control are respectively detected from the physical downlink control channels, prioritizes a Transmit Power Control (TPC) command contained in the control signal for power control to change transmission power.

US Pat. No. 9,942,860

WIRELESS DEVICE AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A power control method, in a cluster including a first wireless device, a second wireless device and a third wireless device, the method comprising:receiving, at the first wireless device, power control information including a reference signal transmission power of the second wireless device, from the second wireless device, wherein the second wireless device is communicable with other wireless devices including the first and third wireless devices;
calculating, at the first wireless device, a transmission path loss between the first wireless device and the second wireless device using the reference signal transmission power of the second wireless device and a reference signal received power (RSRP); and
determining, at the first wireless device, a first data channel transmission power of the first wireless device at which to perform communication directly between the first wireless device and the third wireless device, based at least on the transmission path loss between the first wireless device and the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,942,857

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING INTERFERENCE CONTROL SIGNALS BASED ON POWER INFORMATION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a signal by a first station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a frame comprising power information on either an actual transmission power of a second station or an actual reception power of the second station from the second station;
determining a transmission power of the first station by correcting a previous transmission power of the first station using the power information of the second station; and
if the determined transmission power of the first station is equal to or lower than a predetermined reference value, transmitting the signal with the determined transmission power of the first station,
wherein, when the power information of the second station comprises the actual reception power of a signal received by the second station, the previous transmission power of the first station is corrected through a pathloss value calculated based on the actual reception power information of the second station.

US Pat. No. 9,942,855

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing power in an electronic device, the method comprising:recording logs for each of at least one application every first time;
analyzing the logs every second time, and determining power consumption information including a pattern, in which each of the at least one application is executed, according to the analysis results;
determining whether residual power indicative of residual battery power of the electronic device is less than or equal to reference power; and
if the residual power is less than or equal to the reference power, displaying guide data based on the residual power and the power consumption information indicating power amount which is used by at least one application in the electronic device,
wherein the guide data includes at least one method for reducing power consumption of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,942,853

DATA BUNDLING AND FAST DORMANCY BASED UPON INTELLIGENT APPLICATION LEARNING

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
based on characteristic data indicative of a characteristic of a first application of a first device that is associated with a first data flow, determining timing data indicative of an arrival time for receiving request data indicative of a request for a second data flow associated with a second application of the first device; and
in response to determining that the arrival time is within a time period between a first expiration of a first timer implemented by the first device and a second expiration of a second timer implemented by a second device, delaying the first expiration of the first timer, wherein the first timer and the second timer transition the first device to an idle state that facilitates a disconnection of a communication link associated with the first data flow.

US Pat. No. 9,942,852

POWER SAVING BASED ON DISTRIBUTED ENHANCED MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS (EMTC) FUNCTIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a wireless node, comprising:entering a power saving mode (PSM), wherein entering the PSM includes performing a first power collapse of an applications processor of the wireless node and a modem of the wireless node into a low power state;
exiting the PSM at expiry of a wake-up timer, wherein exiting the PSM includes waking up the applications processor and the modem from the low power state to an active power state; and
in response to exiting the PSM, performing a second power collapse of the applications processor into the low power state while the modem operates in the active power state.

US Pat. No. 9,942,851

DYNAMIC POWER MANAGEMENT IN A WIRELESS DEVICE

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method, comprising: receiving, at a power management device of a wireless communication assembly, respective signals indicative of respective voltage supply levels required by respective hardware devices among a plurality of hardware devices of the wireless communication assembly, wherein the respective required voltage supply levels vary over time; selecting, at the power management device, a voltage supply level corresponding to a maximum voltage supply level indicated by the respective received signals; and adjusting, based on the selected supply voltage level, a supply voltage supplied to the wireless communication assembly so that the selected voltage supply level is supplied to all of the respective hardware devices of the wireless communication assembly; and wherein the plurality of hardware devices includes a first wireless network interface configured to operate according to a first communication protocol, and a second wireless network interface configured to operate according to a second communication protocol, the second communication protocol being different than the first communication protocol; and receiving respective signals indicative of respective voltage supply levels required by respective hardware devices includes receiving a first signal indicating a first voltage supply level needed to support activity of the first wireless network interface, and a second signal indicating a second voltage supply level needed to support activity of the second wireless network interface; selecting the voltage supply level corresponding to a maximum voltage supply level indicated by the respective received signals includes selecting a voltage supply level that is at least a maximum of the first voltage supply level needed to support activity of the first wireless network interface, and the second voltage supply level needed to support activity of the second wireless network interface.

US Pat. No. 9,942,849

BLUETOOTH# LOW-ENERGY SCANNING AND RANGING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A device comprising:a first wireless interface configured to facilitate wireless communications according to a first wireless communication protocol;
a second wireless interface configured to facilitate wireless communications according to a second wireless communication protocol, wherein the second wireless interface operates at a relatively higher power than the first wireless interface; and
a processing element configured to interoperate with the first wireless interface and the second wireless interface to cause the device to:
receive a scan notification corresponding to wireless scanning performed by a second device, wherein the scan notification indicates that the device is within effective communication range of a third device;
activate the second wireless interface in response to the scan notification; and
perform, using the second wireless interface, a ranging operation associated with the third device.

US Pat. No. 9,942,780

AUTOMATED ACTION BASED ON ROAMING SATISFACTION INDICATOR

iBasis, Inc., Lexington,...

1. A method for performing an automated action based on a roaming satisfaction indicator (RSI), comprising:monitoring a plurality of mobile signals and metrics for each individual mobile subscriber in a group, the group including one or more individual mobile subscribers;
identifying a plurality of events affecting each individual mobile subscriber in the group, each event being identified based on predetermined combinations of one or more of the plurality of mobile signals and metrics;
storing each identified event in a memory location with a time the event occurred, a predetermined event type, and a predetermined impact level;
evaluating a roaming satisfaction indicator for each individual mobile subscriber at a given time by:
determining an age for each stored event by comparing the time the event occurred and the given time,
assigning a current value to each of the stored events as a function of the determined age, the predetermined event type, and the predetermined impact level, and
compiling the assigned current values of the events, resulting in the roaming satisfaction indicator at the given time; and
automatically performing an action based on at least one roaming satisfaction indicator at the given time.

US Pat. No. 9,940,469

ENCRYPTED DATA STORE FOR RECORDS

EntIT Software LLC, Sunn...

1. A method performed by a processing system, the method comprising:receiving a patient key from a patient;
accessing a provider identifier corresponding to a first provider;
generating a first provider key based on the patient key and the provider identifier;
determining a first location in a metadata tree of the patient for a first electronic health record;
generating a first record key for the first electronic health record based on the first location and the first provider key corresponding to the first provider;
encrypting the first electronic health record using the first record key to generate a first encrypted record;
providing the first encrypted record to an encrypted data store;
updating the first location in the metadata tree to include a first reference to the first encrypted record in the encrypted data store; and
providing the metadata tree to a metadata store that is accessible by a second provider.

US Pat. No. 9,939,091

MODULAR PIPE CLAMP

AES Engineering Ltd., Ro...

1. A pipe clamp, comprising:a first jaw; and,
a second jaw pivotally connected to said first jaw with each of said first jaw and said second jaw having a connection flange at each end of said first jaw and said second jaw, wherein each said connection flange at a pivoting end of said first jaw and said second jaw has a first locking mechanism and said connection flange of each said first jaw and said second jaw being distal from said pivoting end and having a second locking mechanism and a third locking mechanism, wherein said second locking mechanism and said third locking mechanism each have a shape comprising an angled face section, whereby a width of each said second locking mechanism and said third locking mechanism narrows for at least a portion of its length.

US Pat. No. 9,938,996

CONTROL BUTTON RETENTION MECHANISM

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A depressible button device comprising:a housing having a passage defined therein;
a first button having a first button body, a first button base disposed outside the housing, and a first button arm extending through the passage into the housing;
a first retention member coupled to the first button arm and having a first retention member dimension defining a width of the first retention member, the first retention member is a continuously enclosed structure with a gap located inside the enclosed structure;
a body disposed inside the housing;
a first opening defined within the body and having a first opening dimension defining a width of the first opening wherein the first opening dimension is smaller than the first retention member dimension such that the first retention member flexes inwardly when inserted into the first opening, and flexes outwardly after passing through the first opening, and wherein depression of the first button causes movement of the body;
a second opening defined within the body; and a divider disposed between the first and second openings.

US Pat. No. 9,938,458

CERAMIC SCINTILLATOR FIBER

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A method for production of a scintillator fiber, comprising:provisioning a suspension of a binder dissolved in a solvent and a scintillator material; and
pressing the suspension into a precipitation bath in which the binder is insoluble.

US Pat. No. 9,938,443

MAGNESIUM OXIDE MATERIAL,THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE FILLER AND THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MAGNESIUM OXIDE MATERIAL

UBE MATERIAL INDUSTRIES, ...

1. A magnesium oxide material comprising a product obtained by treating magnesium oxide with a halogen compound and a silane coupling agent,wherein the magnesium oxide material has a halogen compound content of 1 ppm to 20,000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,938,426

HARD COATING COMPOSITION AND COMPOSITION FOR FORMING A HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX ANTIBLOCKING LAYER

TEIJIN LIMITED, Osaka (J...

1. A hard coating composition comprising:(A) a phenolic novolac acrylate having two or more acrylate groups, and
(B) an aromatic group-containing mono or poly (meth)acrylate having 1 or 2 mols of an alkylene oxide structure with two or three carbon atoms in each molecule,
wherein the hard coating composition comprises 60 to 85 parts by mass of the phenolic novolac acrylate (A) and 15 to 30 parts by mass of the (meth)acrylate (B), to provide 100 parts by mass of a resin content in the hard coating composition.

US Pat. No. 9,938,408

HIGH PERFORMANCE SULFONE POLYMER COMPOSITION

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A polymer composition comprising:about 3 wt. % to 35 wt. % of at least one polyetheretherketone homopolymer having recurring units of (J?-A):

5 wt. % to 35 wt. % of at least one polyphenylsulfone having at least 90 mol % of recurring units (Ra):

25 wt. % to 65 wt. % of at least one polysulfone having at least 90 mol % of recurring units (Rb):

 and 25 wt. % to 35 wt. % of glass fibers having an elastic modulus of at least 76 GPa, as measured according to ASTM D2343.

US Pat. No. 9,938,399

WELD SEAM FOR GROUND COATING

Tarkett SAS, Nanterre (F...

1. A hot-melt welding rod, for joining together elements of a floor covering, containing the following resins:from 12.5% to 25% by weight of at least one copolymer selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid-based, methacrylic acid-based and maleic anhydride-based copolymers,
from 60% to 72.5% by weight of two polyethylene resins, one of which is a polyethylene wax having a Brookfield viscosity of less than 10000 cPoise (centipoise) at 140° C.,
15% by weight of a copolyamide, wherein the copolyamide is the condensation product of a dimer of fatty acids with an aliphatic diamine, and wherein the amine index of the copolyamide is higher than its acid value.

US Pat. No. 9,938,261

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Ambit Biosciences Corpora...

1. A compound having Formula IX:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a hydrate of the salt thereof, wherein:
R3 is hydrogen;
each Q1 is independently deuterium, halo, cyano, oxo, thioxo, alkyl, haloalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaralkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, —RuORx, —RuORuN(Ry)(Rz), —RuN(Ry)(Rz), —RuSRx, —RuC(J)Rx, —RuC(J)ORx, —RuC(J)N(Ry)(Rz), —RuS(O)tRw, —RuN(Rx)C(J)Rx, —RuN(Rx)C(J)ORx, —RuN(Rx)S(O)tRw, ?NORd, or —C(?NRy)N(Ry)ORx, where the alkyl, haloalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl groups are optionally substituted with one or more Q3 groups, in one embodiment, one to three Q3 groups; each Q3 is independently selected from deuterium, halo, hydroxyl, alkyl, haloalkyl and hydroxyalkyl;
Y is (CR5R6)q—;
R5 and R6 are each independently hydrogen, halo, alkyl, haloalkyl or hydroxyalkyl;
Z is O, S, or NH;
W4 is N or CR11b;
W5 is N or CR13;
R11b and R13 are each independently hydrogen or Q2;
each Q2 is independently halo, deuterium, cyano, oxo, thioxo, alkyl, haloalkyl, haloalkenyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaralkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, —RuORx, —RuORuORx, —RuORuN(Ry)(Rz), —RuN(Ry)(Rz), —RuC(J)Rx, —RuC(J)ORx, —RuC(J)N(Ry)(Rz), —RuC(J)RuN(Ry)(Rz), —RuC(J)N(Ry)ORx, —C(?NORx)Rx, —RuS(O)tRw, —RuN(Rx)C(J)Rx, —RuN(Rx)C(J)ORx, —RuN(Rx)S(O)tRw or —C(?NRy)N(Ry)ORx, where the alkyl, haloalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl groups are optionally substituted with one or more groups Q4; in one embodiment, one to three Q4 groups, each Q4 is independently selected from halo, deuterium, hydroxyl, alkyl, haloalkyl and hydroxyalkyl;
Q5 and Q6 are each independently hydrogen, halo, cyano, alkyl, haloalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaralkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, —RuORx, —RuN(Ry)(Rz), —RuSRx, —RuC(J)Rx, —RuC(J)ORx, —RuC(J)N(Ry)(Rz), —RuS(O)tRw, —RuN(Rx)C(J)Rx, —RuN(Rx)C(J)ORx, —RuN(Rx)S(O)tRw or —C(?NRy)N(Ry)ORx, where the alkyl, haloalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl groups are optionally substituted with one or more Q8 groups; each Q8 is independently selected from halo, deuterium, hydroxyl, alkyl, haloalkyl and hydroxyalkyl;
Rd is hydrogen or alkyl;
each Ru is independently alkylene, alkenylene or a direct bond;
Rw is alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroaralkyl;
each Rx is independently hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, cyanoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroaralkyl;
Ry and Rz are each independently selected from (i) or (ii) below:
(i) Ry and Rz are each independently hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroaralkyl; or
(ii) Ry and Rz, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocyclyl or heteroaryl, optionally substituted with one or more, in one embodiment, one, two or three Q7 groups; each Q7 is independently selected from halo, deuterium, oxo, thioxo, hydroxy, alkoxy, alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, aminoalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkylalkyl, cycloalkenylalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaralkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclylalkyl;
J is O, NRx or S;
each t is independently an integer from 0-2;
n is 1 or 2; and
q is an integer from 0-4.

US Pat. No. 9,938,017

ENHANCING ENGINE PERFORMANCE TO IMPROVE FUEL CONSUMPTION BASED ON ATMOSPHERIC RAIN CONDITIONS

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A method of controlling an aircraft engine, comprising:identifying, by one or more processors, one or more points along a flight path of an aircraft;
accessing, by the one or more processors, a reflectivity measurement for each of the one or more points, the reflectivity measurement obtained from a device located on the aircraft;
determining, by the one or more processors, an estimate of liquid water content for each of the one or more points based at least in part on the reflectivity measurement for the point, wherein determining an estimate of liquid water content for each of the one or more points comprises:
determining, by the one or more processors, a set of estimated values for each of the one or more points as the aircraft travels along the flight path, each estimated value in the set of estimated values associated with an instance of a radar reflectivity measurement for the point; and
determining, by the one or more processors, the estimate of liquid water content based at least in part on the set of estimated values; and
controlling, by the one or more processors, at least one component of the aircraft engine based at least in part on the estimate of liquid water content for the one or more points.

US Pat. No. 9,936,980

DEVICE FOR FIXING SURGICAL IMPLANTS IN PLACE AND RELATIVE ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE WITH ANCHORING MEANS

MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL SA,...

1. A fixation device comprising:a receiving body having
an upper zone having an open upper end, and
a lower zone being integral with said upper zone to define, a single body, said lower zone having an open lower end opposite the open upper end,
said upper and lower zones defining a central through cavity extending longitudinally,
said upper zone comprising first and second arms extending longitudinally upward and defining a U-shaped slot therebetween for receiving
in conjunction with a part of the central through cavity a connection rod, said lower zone defining a slot for lateral access to said central through cavity for an anchoring device;
said slot configured to permit a lateral insertion of said anchoring device inside said central through cavity; and
an insert configured to limit movement between the anchoring device and said receiving body, said insert having an upper face and a lower face opposite said lower face, said lower face defining a retaining area configured to receive an upper portion of a head of the anchoring device.

US Pat. No. 9,936,824

CONTAINER COOLING SHELF

AHT Cooling Systems GmbH,...

1. A container refrigeration case including (a) at least one cooling air duct extending through a wide area of a rear wall unit and top unit; (b) a bottom region that accommodates a rolling container; and (c) side wall units, wherein cooling air is guided to circulate through the cooling air duct and through a cooling air curtain traveling from top to bottom on a front side, and across the bottom region, characterized in that in order to guide the cooling air, the bottom region is provided with a flat bottom structure situated under the container when the latter is inserted, having an inner cover oriented toward the cooling chamber and a floor-side duct section embodied under this inner cover which routes the cooling air duct from the front side to a lower, rear section of the cooling air duct, the inner cover is supported in the direction of an installation floor by support struts extending from the front to the back in a depth direction, wherein in the operating state, a bottom front panel is provided along and in front of the front side of the bottom structure, the bottom front panel is secured to lateral support arms and can be pivoted upward in order to permit the rolling container to travel in and out, air conduction through the front panel is provided in order to convey a front cooling air curtain into a bottom duct section.

US Pat. No. 9,942,949

CONTROL UNIT OF INDUCTION HEATING UNIT, INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING INDUCTION HEATING UNIT

1. A control unit of an induction heating unit, in which the control unit controls an AC power output to a heating coil of a transverse type induction heating unit allowing an alternating magnetic field to intersect a sheet surface of a conductive sheet which is being conveyed to inductively heat the conductive sheet, the control unit comprising:a magnetic energy recovery switch which outputs the AC power to the heating coil;
a frequency setting unit which sets an output frequency from a plurality of output frequencies in response to at least one of a relative permeability, a resistivity, and a sheet thickness of the conductive sheet; and
a gate control unit which controls a switching operation of the magnetic energy recovery switch on the basis of the output frequency from the plurality of output frequencies which is set by the frequency setting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,942,942

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wireless communication method of one wireless communication device which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication device, the method comprising:displaying identification information of said another wireless communication device;
notifying identification information of the wireless communication device, to said another wireless communication device by wireless communication;
receiving the identification information of said another wireless communication device updated by said another wireless communication device, from said another wireless communication device;
updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying;
acquiring identification information from a server by performing communication with the server, in a case where the identification information of said another wireless communication device received in the receiving is an initial value; and
transmitting a signal for updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device with the identification information acquired in the acquiring, to said another wireless communication device,
wherein the updating updates the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying in a case where the identification information of said another wireless communication device received in the receiving is not the initial value.

US Pat. No. 9,942,940

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

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:a base station; and
a wireless station, wherein
the base station, after receiving a first control signal of Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol including classifying information, configures transition to an RRC connected mode by a second control signal of RRC protocol transmitted from the base station to the wireless station or from the wireless station to the base station, and
the wireless station transitions to the connected mode by the second control signal, and upon transition from the connected mode to a state other than the connected mode, stores a wireless parameter and a security parameter that are set by the RRC protocol and used in data communication in the connected mode.

US Pat. No. 9,942,939

CODING SCHEME SELECTION FOR 5G AIR INTERFACE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:storing, by an end device, one or multiple instances of first data that indicate one or multiple types of forward error correction (FEC) coding schemes supported by the end device;
generating, by the end device, a radio resource control connection request;
selecting, by the end device, one of the one or multiple instances of the first data during the generating;
including, by the end device, the one of the one or multiple instances of the first data in the radio resource control connection request, wherein the including comprises:
generating an information element that includes the one of the one or multiple instances of the first data; and
including the information element in the radio resource control connection request; and
transmitting, by the end device, the radio resource control connection request to a wireless station of a wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,942,937

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REATTACHMENT TO A NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:generating context information based on historical data pertaining to previous attachments to a network by an end device, wherein the context information includes an end device identifier of the end device, subscription data of the end device, and policy and charging control data of the end device;
storing, by a network device of the network, the context information pertaining to the end device and previous attachments of the end device to the network, wherein the context information includes a globally unique temporary identifier assigned to the end device during one of the previous attachments;
receiving, by the network device, an indication that the end device requests an attachment to the network subsequent to the storing and subsequent to previously occurring detachments of the end device associated with the previous attachments, wherein the indication includes a completion of an Evolved Packet System Connection Management (ECM) setup between the end device and a mobility management entity of the network;
authenticating, by the network device, the end device using only the globally unique temporary identifier included in the context information during the attachment; and
causing, by the network device, a creation of a bearer connection between the end device and the network using the context information and during the attachment.

US Pat. No. 9,942,935

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A WIRELESS FAILOVER OF A MANAGEMENT CONNECTION IN A SERVER RACK OF A DATA CENTER

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A server rack, comprising:a first component including a host processor to provide a hosted environment, and also including a first management system to provide a managed environment separate from the hosted environment, to establish a first wireless connection to a mobile device, to process a first management request from the mobile device in the managed environment, and to detect that the first wireless connection has unexpectedly terminated; and
a second component including a second management system to receive an indication from the first management system that the first wireless connection was unexpectedly terminated, to establish a second wireless connection to the mobile device in response to the indication, to receive a second management request from the mobile device, and to send the second management request to the first management system;
the first management system being further to process the second management request in the managed environment.

US Pat. No. 9,942,933

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A first user terminal, comprising:at least one processor and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor, wherein
the at least one processor is configured to perform processes of:
previously storing pre-configuration information for designating an area of resources used for transmitting control information, the pre-configuration information being not derived from a base station;
determining a plurality of first radio resources, within the area of resources designated by the pre-configuration information, used for transmitting control information from the first user terminal to a second user terminal in a case that the first user terminal is out of coverage of the base station; and
directly transmitting to the second user terminal, the control information in each of the plurality of first radio resources, by Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, wherein
the control information transmitted in each of the plurality of first radio resources indicates a same at least one subframe of second radio resources used for transmitting data by the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,942,931

BEAMFORMING

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of beamforming a transmission from an array antenna including rows of antenna elements and columns of antenna elements, the method comprising:determining a first precoding matrix associated with a first orientation;
determining a second precoding matrix associated with a second orientation;
transmitting a transmission including beamforming based at least in part on the first precoding matrix and based at least in part on the second precoding matrix;
transmitting first reference symbols; and
transmitting second reference symbols different from the first reference symbols, including beamforming based at least in part on the first precoding matrix,
wherein:
determining the first precoding matrix is based at least in part on a first feedback received in response to transmitting a first set of reference symbols; and
determining the second precoding matrix is based at least in part on a second feedback received in response to transmitting a second set of reference symbols different from the first set of reference symbols, the second feedback based at least in part on a predefined one-dimensional beamforming codebook.

US Pat. No. 9,942,930

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of transmitting data to an external device, comprising:at least one processor;
a communication interface configured to communicate with the external device,
at least one memory storing a program that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the communication apparatus to perform a process, the process comprising:
transmitting, via the communication interface, to the external device using a predetermined protocol, first information as transmission data-related information relating to data to be transmitted to the external device, before joining a wireless network using the predetermined protocol, wherein the transmission data-related information is used by the external device to determine whether a transmission connection can be provided;
receiving, via the communication interface, a response from the external device using the predetermined protocol, after the transmission data-related information has been transmitted, the response indicating that the transmission connection can be provided;
after the response has been received joining a wireless network via the communication interface using the predetermined protocol; and
after joining the wireless network, establishing a transmission connection with the external device for transmitting data to the external device using the predetermined protocol,
wherein the first information is transmitted to the external device as the transmission data-related information, before the data to be transmitted to the external device is determined.

US Pat. No. 9,942,925

STATION CONTENTION BEHAVIOR IN UPLINK MULTIPLE USER PROTOCOLS

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a single user (SU) frame for transmission to an access point (AP) while the apparatus is configured to communicate with the AP via multi-user (MU) communication; and
contend for access to a medium, for transmission of the SU frame, by performing a medium access procedure according to a first set of enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) parameters while the apparatus is configured to communicate with the AP via MU communication; and
a first interface configured to output the SU frame for transmission if the medium is acquired.

US Pat. No. 9,942,923

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication method, by a base station, comprising:receiving, by a wireless receiver, a preamble by using a random access channel; transmitting, by a wireless transmitter, a Random Access Response in response to detection reception of the preamble; transmitting, by the wireless transmitter, a report request for reporting a number indicating preambles sent for a last successfully completed random access procedure in a user equipment; and
receiving, by the wireless receiver, the number indicating preambles sent in a case where the report request is transmitted, wherein the report request is transmitted by using a signal different from the Random Access Response.

US Pat. No. 9,942,922

RESTRICTING ENHANCED DISTRIBUTED COORDINATION ACCESS (EDCA) IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

18. A method performed by an apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) station configured to operate in a wireless local-area network, the method comprising:reframing from transmitting EDCA packets, if the HE station is in enhanced distributed coordinated access (EDCA) restricted mode;
if the HE station is in non-EDCA restricted mode, increasing a EDCA attempt failure counter when acknowledgement of an EDCA-transmitted packet is not received within a predetermined period of time, and entering EDCA restricted mode when the EDCA attempt failure counter equals a EDCA threshold; and
set the EDCA threshold based on one from the following group: a EDCA threshold value indicated in an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 802.11ax standard, the EDCA threshold value indicated in a received management frame, the EDCA threshold value indicated in a received beacon frame, and the EDCA threshold value indicated in a received trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 9,942,917

ALLOCATING RESOURCES FOR A DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TRANSMISSION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for configuring radio resources and assigning a grant for device-to-device (D2D) transmissions between a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE, the method comprising:determining that the first UE and the second UE are within D2D proximity, wherein at least one of the first UE or the second UE is outside of a network coverage;
determining a configuration of a pool of D2D radio resources;
receiving, at the first UE, a resource request from the second UE;
in response to receiving the resource request from the second UE, selecting a radio resource from the pool of D2D radio resources; and
transmitting, from the first UE to the second UE, sidelink resource control information, wherein the sidelink resource control information includes an indication of the selected radio resource, and the selected radio resource is used by the second UE for transmissions from the second UE to the first UE.

US Pat. No. 9,942,916

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

China Academy of Telecomm...

6. A method for receiving uplink control information, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first base station, data for a user equipment on a first carrier, wherein the user equipment is configured with the first carrier and a second carrier, the data on the first carrier are scheduled by the first base station, and data on the second carrier are scheduled by a second base station; and
receiving, by the first base station, uplink control information transmitted by the user equipment, on one uplink carrier according to a TA value for the user equipment to transmit the uplink control information, and a reference carrier for obtaining uplink transmission time of the user equipment, wherein the uplink control information comprises at least first uplink control information generated by the user equipment for the first carrier, and the one uplink carrier is used for transmitting uplink control information corresponding to the respective base stations scheduling data for the user equipment;
wherein receiving, by the first base station, the uplink control information transmitted by the user equipment, on one uplink carrier according to the TA value and the reference carrier comprises:
determining, by the first base station, the TA value for the user equipment to transmit the uplink control information, and the reference carrier for obtaining the uplink transmission time of the user equipment;
determining, by the first base station, a reception time window according to the TA value and the reference carrier; and
receiving, by the first base station, the uplink control information in the reception time window on the one uplink carrier;
wherein,
the first base station and the second base station receive the same uplink channel on which the uplink control information is carried, respectively in their respective determined reception time windows in the same uplink sub-frame on the one uplink carrier, wherein the uplink control information comprises at least the first uplink control information and second uplink control information generated by the user equipment for the second carrier; or
the first base station receives an uplink channel on which the first uplink control information is carried, and the second base station receives an uplink channel on which the second uplink control information is carried, respectively in their respective determined reception time windows in the same uplink sub-frame on the one uplink carrier, wherein the uplink channel on which the first uplink control information is carried is different from the uplink channel on which the second uplink control information is carried; or
the first base station receives an uplink channel on which the first uplink control information is carried, and the second base station receives an uplink channel on which the second uplink control information is carried, respectively in their respective determined reception time windows in different uplink sub-fames on the one uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,942,914

COMMUNICATION OF SECURITY KEY INFORMATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A master evolved node B (MeNB) operable to support dual connectivity, the MeNB comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:process, at the MeNB, a secondary evolved node B (SeNB) counter check request message received from the SeNB; and
execute, at the MeNB, a counter check procedure in response to the SeNB counter check request message received from the SeNB, wherein the counter check procedure causes the MeNB to transmit one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages to a user equipment (UE) to verify a COUNT value for bearers established in the SeNB.

US Pat. No. 9,942,913

SATELLITE NETWORK SERVICE SHARING

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method, comprising:identifying forward link data streams associated with a plurality of mobile devices in communication with a multi-user network access terminal that is serviced via a forward link satellite beam of a multi-beam satellite communications system, wherein each of the plurality of mobile devices is associated with a respective set of user-specific traffic policies;
determining an uncongested condition for the forward link satellite beam for a first time period;
scheduling transmission of first data traffic of the forward link data streams on first beam resources of the forward link satellite beam for the first time period, wherein the scheduling of the first data traffic comprises allocating portions of the first beam resources to the plurality of mobile devices based on a first level of the respective sets of the user-specific traffic policies for the plurality of mobile devices;
determining a congested condition for the forward link satellite beam for a second time period; and
scheduling transmission of second data traffic of the forward link data streams on second beam resources of the forward link satellite beam for the second time period, wherein the scheduling of the second data traffic comprises allocating portions of the second beam resources to the plurality of mobile devices based on a second level of the respective sets of the user-specific traffic policies for the plurality of mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 9,942,910

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA ON WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK, USER EQUIPMENT, AND ACCESS POINT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data on a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving first indication information sent by an access point (AP) to indicate that user equipment (UE) can preferentially send data to the AP and to indicate that the UE can preferentially send data of a total data amount less than a preset threshold to the AP when the UE obtains a transmission resource through contention;
determining, according to the first indication information, a first moment for sending current data to the AP, comprising:
when a total data amount of data sent to the AP by using a first transmission resource obtained through contention does not exceed the preset threshold, determining the first moment for sending the current data to the AP;
wherein an interval between a second moment at which the UE receives a first feedback message sent by the AP and the first moment is a first sending interval, the first feedback message indicates whether the AP has successfully received a previous piece of data sent by the UE, and the first sending interval is less than a distributed interframe space (DIFS); and
sending the current data to the AP at the first moment.

US Pat. No. 9,942,909

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTION REHOMING

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for connection rehoming, the method comprising:attaching, by a user equipment (UE), to a first network attachment point (AP) and establishing a first packet data network (PDN) connection to a first PDN interface in a network core;
moving, by the UE, from the first network AP to a second network AP;
receiving, by the UE, a first router advertisement comprising a first Internet Protocol (IP) prefix associated with the first PDN connection and a first measure of cost associated with the first PDN connection, wherein the first measure of cost is high;
receiving, by the UE, a second router advertisement including a second IP prefix associated with the second network AP and a second measure of cost associated with the second IP prefix, wherein the second measure of cost is lower than the first measure of cost; and
sending, based on the first router advertisement, by the UE, a first control message initiating a rehoming of the first PDN connection, thereby establishing a second PDN connection based on the second router advertisement.

US Pat. No. 9,942,908

RESOURCE SHARING AMONG MULTIPLE SERVICE PROVIDERS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK CLOUD

International Business Ma...

1. A system for spectrum sharing in a wireless network cloud that hosts multiple wireless service providers, the system comprising:resource management circuits associated with each of the wireless service providers configured to (a) predict a spectrum usage for each of the wireless service providers during a given future time-window, and (b) determine an excess amount of spectrum, if any, each of the wireless service providers will have during the given time-window, wherein each of the wireless service providers has an associated base-station pool for signal processing, and wherein the resource management circuits are present at the base-station pool for each of the wireless service providers, wherein the wireless service providers comprise two groups of wireless service providers; and
a resource-broker circuit that interfaces with the resource management circuits configured to allocate the excess amount of spectrum from a first group of wireless service providers having the excess amount of spectrum to a second group of wireless service providers having a spectrum usage that will exceed an allocated spectrum capacity during the given time-window, wherein i) the spectrum usage predicted for each of the wireless service providers during the given time-window, ii) the excess amount of spectrum each of the wireless service providers is determined to have during the given time-window, and iii) which one of the first group of wireless service providers having the excess amount of spectrum a given one of the second group of wireless service providers prefers receiving allocations from are used by the resource-broker circuit to automatically make spectrum allocation decisions which are implemented by the resource-broker circuit across the wireless service providers via spectrum allocations to the second group of wireless service providers for the given future time-window, wherein the resource-broker circuit is further configured to receive a preference for spectrum in specific frequency bands from the wireless service providers, and give priority to the excess amount of spectrum in the specific frequency bands over the excess amount of spectrum in other frequency bands when making the spectrum allocation decisions, wherein the spectrum allocations are made at regular time intervals of a certain predetermined duration, and wherein the given future time-window is one of the regular time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,942,907

RESOURCE SHARING AMONG MULTIPLE SERVICE PROVIDERS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK CLOUD

International Business Ma...

1. A method for spectrum sharing in a wireless network cloud that hosts multiple wireless service providers, the method comprising:predicting a spectrum usage for each of the wireless service providers during a given future time-window via individual resource management modules at a base station pool of each of the wireless service providers;
determining an excess amount of spectrum, if any, each of the wireless service providers will have during the given time-window via the individual resource management modules;
receiving from the wireless service providers designations of specific wireless service providers to receive allocations from based on business relationships that exist between the wireless service providers; and
allocating the excess amount of spectrum from the wireless service providers having the excess amount of spectrum to those of the wireless service providers having a spectrum usage that will exceed an allocated spectrum capacity during the given time-window,
wherein the allocating is performed using i) the spectrum usage predicted for each of the wireless service providers during the given time-window, ii) the excess amount of spectrum each of the wireless service providers is determined to have during the given time-window and iii) the designations of the specific wireless service providers to receive allocations from based on the existing business relationships to automatically make spectrum allocation decisions for the given time window via a resource-broker module that interfaces with the individual resource management modules and which implements the spectrum allocation decisions across the wireless service providers, wherein the spectrum allocation decisions are made by the resource-broker module at regular time intervals, and wherein the method further comprises:
receiving from the wireless service providers a preference for spectrum in specific frequency bands; and
giving priority to the excess amount of spectrum in the specific frequency bands over the excess amount of spectrum in other bands during the allocating.

US Pat. No. 9,942,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE RELATED MESSAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a buffer status reporting (BSR) for a device-to-device (D2D) connection, by a first user equipment (UE), in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a configuration of an evolved-UMTS terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) planned mode from an eNodeB (eNB);
transmitting, in the E-UTRAN planned mode, a first type of BSR, for the D2D connection between the first UE and a second UE, to the eNB via a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU), wherein a type of the BSR is indicated by a header of the MAC PDU;
receiving resources for the D2D connection from the eNB; and
transmitting data to the second UE by using the resources for the D2D connection.

US Pat. No. 9,942,904

CELL SELECTION IN DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ARBITRAGE SYSTEM

RIVADA NETWORKS, LLC, Co...

1. A method of cell selection in a dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system, comprising:establishing a first communication link between a wireless device and a first cell site in a home network of the wireless device;
receiving, via processor in the wireless device, network information identifying a geographic region in which the wireless device is allowed to use resources of a lessor telecommunication network that is different than the home network of the wireless device;
determining, via the processor, whether the wireless device is in the geographic region; and
establishing a second communication link between the wireless device and a second cell in the lessor telecommunication network based on the received network information and in response to determining that the wireless device is in the geographic region.

US Pat. No. 9,942,903

PEER-TO-PEER SHARING OF NETWORK RESOURCES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first mobile device, from each of a plurality of other mobile devices, information related to the availability of at least one network resource provided by at least a first network offered for sharing by the respective other mobile device;
receiving, by the first mobile device, a request from a second mobile device to access the network resource provided by the first network shared by at least one of the plurality of other mobile devices;
selecting, by the first mobile device, at least one of the other mobile devices to share the network resource provided by the first network with the second mobile device based on at least one parameter indicated by the first mobile device or at least one parameter indicated by at least one of the plurality of other mobile devices; and
communicating, from the first mobile device to the second mobile device, peer-to-peer network connection information of the selected at least one of the other mobile devices, wherein the peer-to-peer network connection information is configured to be processed by the second mobile device to establish a peer-to-peer communication link between the second mobile device and each of the selected at least one of the other mobile devices via a second network and access the network resource of the first network shared by the selected at least one of the other mobile devices via the peer-to-peer communication link.

US Pat. No. 9,942,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK USING A NAVIGATION ROUTE OF USER EQUIPMENT

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of operating a communication system that includes a plurality of base stations, the method comprising:receiving a route, the route including an array of locations and times;
determining a plurality of modulation schemes by determining at least one modulation scheme for each of the plurality of base stations;
determining a quality of service having a guaranteed bit rate; and
determining an allocation scheme based on the route, at least one of the plurality of modulation schemes, and the guaranteed bit rate;
wherein determining the allocation scheme includes allocating an amount of resources such that a consumed bit rate is constant with respect to the guaranteed bit rate and an air interface bit rate does not match the consumed bit rate.