US Pat. No. 10,257,968

ASSEMBLING COMPONENT AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An assembling component, comprising:a frame, having an opening, a first plane, and a first assembling structure, wherein the first plane surrounds and is adjacent to the opening, an area of the opening is larger than an area of the first plane, the first assembling structure is formed on the first plane; and
a cover, covering the opening and the first plane and having a second assembling structure, wherein a side of the cover has a second plane parallel to the first plane, the second assembling structure is formed on the second plane, an end of the second assembling structure extends toward another side of the cover from the second plane along a direction that is away from the cover,
wherein the second assembling structure is assembled with the first assembling structure to stop the cover from moving relative to the frame, and the second assembling structure is assembled with the first assembling structure by horizontal movement of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,257,970

FEEDER FOR AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A feeder comprisinga tape chute guiding movement of a supply tape,
a sprocket A? having a tooth A? fitting with a sprocket hole of the supply tape inserted into an insertion port and moving the supply tape on the tape chute by rotation,
a second sprocket driving motor driving the sprocket A? using a second mechanism that connects the second sprocket driving motor to the sprocket A?,
a sprocket B? provided in a downstream direction in a moving direction of the supply tape of the sprocket A?, having a tooth B? fitting with the sprocket hole of the supply tape fed by the sprocket A? and moving the supply tape on the tape chute by rotation,
an exposing mechanism for exposing an electronic component in a pocket covered by a cover tape of the supply tape fed by the sprocket B?, the exposing mechanism including a cover tape guide that guides the cover tape so as not to obstruct extraction of the electronic component,
a first sprocket driving motor driving the sprocket B? using a first mechanism that connects the first sprocket driving motor to the sprocket B?, and
a controller controlling the first sprocket driving motor and the second sprocket driving motor, wherein
the sprocket A?, the second sprocket driving motor, the sprocket B?, the exposing mechanism, and the first sprocket driving motor are attached to a feeder body, and
the controller stops the second sprocket driving motor after a forward end portion of the supply tape fits with the tooth B? of the sprocket B?.

US Pat. No. 10,257,969

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING STRUCTURE

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

1. An electromagnetic wave shielding structure comprising:a shielding structure configured to encompass an electromagnetic wave generating source and having a surface roughness; and
an electromagnetic wave shielding metal layer disposed on an inner surface of the shielding structure and configured to encompass the shielding structure,
wherein a surface roughness of an upper side of the inner surface of the shielding structure is in a range of 1 ?m to 7.0 ?m and has an average of 5 ?m,
wherein a surface roughness of a lateral side of the inner surface of the shielding structure is in a range of 0.01 ?m to 3.0 ?m and has an average of 2 ?m,
wherein a surface roughness of the upper side is different from that of the lateral side,
wherein the electromagnetic wave shielding metal layer has a structure in which metal layers comprised an electroless Cu layer having a thickness of 12 ?m, and
wherein the shielding structure has an electromagnetic wave shielding efficiency in a range of 70˜90 dB for electromagnetic waves having a frequency band of 30 MHz to 1 GHz.

US Pat. No. 10,257,967

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SPLICE SHIELD

Yazaki North America, Inc...

1. A method of assembling a high-voltage splice device comprising:forming a first exposed region in a first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit having a first conductive core;
forming a second exposed region in a second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit having a second conductive core;
overlaying a portion of the first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit and a portion of the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit with a plurality of ferrules;
overlaying and fixing the plurality of ferrules with a plurality of ring collars;
mechanically and electrically joining the first exposed region and the second exposed region in a junction; and
enclosing and electromagnetically shielding the junction between the first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit and the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit using a splice shield by sliding the splice shield over the first high-voltage electrically conductive conduit, the junction and the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit until the splice shield directly contacts a portion of a ferrule overlaying the second high-voltage electrically conductive conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,257,960

POWER DISTRIBUTION FOR IMMERSION-COOLED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

1. A modular case for holding circuit boards, comprising:a first terminal secured to the modular case;
a second terminal secured to the modular case in a position laterally offset from the first terminal;
a first circuit board held vertically in the modular case, the first circuit board including at least a first connector attached to a top edge of the first circuit board and a second connector attached to the top edge of the first circuit board in a position laterally offset from the first connector;
a second circuit board held vertically in the modular case in a position longitudinally offset from the first circuit board and closer to the first terminal and the second terminal than a position of the first circuit board, the second circuit board including at least a third connector attached to a top edge of the second circuit board and a fourth connector attached to the top edge of the second circuit board in a position laterally offset from the third connector;
wherein the first connector and the third connector are aligned along a first longitudinal line essentially perpendicular to the first circuit board and the second circuit board, and wherein the second connector and the fourth connector are aligned along a second longitudinal line essentially perpendicular to the first circuit board and the second circuit board;
a first wire harness including:
a first wire connecting the first connector to the first terminal;
a second wire connecting the first connector to the second terminal;
a third wire connecting the third connector to the first terminal;
a fourth wire connecting the third connector to the second terminal;
a first fastening tie encircling at least the first wire and the second wire and encircling neither the third wire nor the fourth wire; and
a second fastening tie encircling at least the first wire, the second wire, the third wire, and the fourth wire, and located in a position axially offset from the first fastening tie that is closer to the first terminal and the second terminal than a position of the first fastening tie; and
a second wire harness including:
a fifth wire connecting the second connector to the first terminal;
a sixth wire connecting the second connector to the second terminal;
a seventh wire connecting the fourth connector to the first terminal;
an eighth wire connecting the fourth connector to the second terminal;
a third fastening tie encircling at least the fifth wire and the sixth wire and encircling neither the seventh wire nor the eighth wire; and
a fourth fastening tie encircling at least the fifth wire, the sixth wire, the seventh wire, and the eighth wire, and located in a position axially offset from the third fastening tie that is closer to the first terminal and the second terminal than a position of the third fastening tie.

US Pat. No. 10,253,966

LED LIGHT FIXTURE WITH HEAT SINK THERMAL BOSS

Aluminis, LLC, Elko, NV ...

1. An LED light fixture that prevents LED overheating comprising:an LED mounted over a hole in a circuit board;
a heat sink;
the heat sink including a protrusion;
the protrusion passes through the hole in the circuit board;
the protrusion thermally connected to the heatsink;
the protrusion in contact with the LED;
whereby heat generated by the LED during operation is conducted to the protrusion, which in turn conducts the heat to the heatsink.

US Pat. No. 10,257,958

CURRENT CONTROL APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CURRENT CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A current control apparatus comprising:a switch element;
a first cooler that cools the switch element;
a bus bar connected to the switch element;
a first core penetrated by the bus bar and comprises a first gap;
a magneto-electric transducer inserted into the first gap, the magneto-electric transducer detecting a value of a current that flows through the bus bar to be supplied to the switch element;
a controller that controls the switch element, using the current value detected by the magneto-electric transducer;
a case that houses the switch element, the first core, the magneto-electric transducer, and the controller; and
a cover provided to cover an opening portion of the case so that an interior of the case is hermetically sealed,
wherein the first core includes an exposed disposal structure in which a part of the first core other than the first gap projects from the case and is exposed to an exterior of the case as an exposed portion,
the first gap is housed in the case and is not exposed to the exterior of the case; and
the current control apparatus further includes a divided cooling structure in which the exposed portion is cooled without being affected by a temperature of the first cooler that cools the switch element.

US Pat. No. 10,257,966

SHIELDING DEVICE TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

1. A shielding device to reduce the impact of radiation, comprising:a container with a receptacle; and
a functional filling positioned in the receptacle of the container, where the functional filling is composed of a collecting component that contains a mixture of inorganic substances and a utilizing component that contains a mixture of organic components,
wherein the utilizing component of the functional filling includes a compound with microorganisms that contain lactic acid bacteria in 23% to 27% (v/v) and yeast in 23% to 27% (v/v) dispersed in potassium silicate 16% to 20% (v/v) and/or graphite 8% to 12% (v/v) and/or in a gold and bronze powder 20% to 24% (v/v),
wherein the collecting component of the functional filling is a compound composed of cobalt 10% to 14% (v/v) and/or iron 14% to 18% (v/v) and/or molybdenum 10% to 14% (v/v) and/or niobium 13% to 17% (v/v) and/or silicon 12% to 16% (v/v) and/or boron 13% to 17% (v/v) and/or silver 14% to 18% (v/v),
wherein the container has a housing in the form of a solid superficies with a filler hole, where the filler hole of the housing is covered by a lid.

US Pat. No. 10,257,965

ELECTROMAGNETICALLY SHIELDED COVERINGS FOR OPTICAL OPENINGS

Conductive Composites Com...

1. A multi-layered shielded covering assembly for overlay of an optical opening in a building structure, the shielded covering assembly comprising:a first shielded covering comprising a first metal-CVD coated woven substrate, the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate comprises a first woven substrate and a first metal-CVD coating, the first woven substrate having threads and interstices between the threads and a first orientation of the threads;
a second shielded covering comprising a second metal-CVD coated woven substrate, the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate comprises a second woven substrate and a second metal-CVD coating, the second woven substrate having threads and interstices between the threads and a second orientation of the threads; and
a protection feature to protect at least one of the first shielded covering and the second shielded covering from corrosion, the protection feature comprising at least one of:
a transparent resin filling the interstices and coating at least one of the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate and the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate;
at least one glass barrier disposed against at least a portion of at least one of the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate and the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate; and
at least one transparent polymeric barrier disposed against at least a portion of at least one of the first metal-CVD coated woven substrate and the second metal-CVD coated woven substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,962

WIRE-SPRING RETAINED HEATSINK INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL TOOL

International Business Ma...

1. A wire-spring retained heatsink installation and removal tool for installing and removing wire-spring retained heatsinks, the wire-spring retained heatsink installation and removal tool comprising:a shaped portion that, when placed over a section of a torsion spring of a wire-spring retained heatsink, allows a force to be applied to the torsion spring such that a hook end of the torsion spring is forced into an associated hook on an assembly on which the wire-spring retained heatsink is being attached;
a cylindrical portion that encompasses the shaped portion first end of the cylindrical portion; and
a handle that couples to a second end of the cylindrical portion thereby allowing a user to grasp the wire-spring retained heatsink installation and removal tool in order to apply the force necessary to engage the hook end of the torsion spring into the associated hook on the assembly on which the wire-spring retained heatsink is being attached.

US Pat. No. 10,253,855

SCREW ACTUATOR FOR A LEGGED ROBOT

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot comprising:a leg having an upper leg member and a lower leg member coupled to the upper leg member at a knee joint;
a screw actuator disposed within the upper leg member, wherein the screw actuator has a screw shaft and a nut mounted coaxial to the screw shaft such that the screw shaft is rotatable within the nut;
a motor mounted at an upper portion of the upper leg member and coupled to the screw shaft;
a carrier coupled and mounted coaxial to the nut such that the nut is disposed at a proximal end of the carrier;
a linkage coupled to the carrier, wherein the linkage is coupled to the lower leg member at the knee joint; and
a foot member coupled to the lower leg member, wherein the upper leg member is coupled to the lower leg member at a knee pivot at the knee joint, wherein the linkage is coupled to the lower leg member at a linkage joint disposed between the knee pivot and the foot member such that as the robot rests on a surface via the foot member, the screw shaft is subjected to a compressive force,
wherein rotation of the motor causes the screw shaft to rotate, which further causes (i) the nut and the carrier to travel along an axis of the screw shaft, and (ii) the linkage to rotate the lower leg member relative to the upper leg member at the knee joint.

US Pat. No. 10,257,963

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR OIL IMMERSION COOLING

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A system for immersion cooling computing system equipment, the system comprising:a container;
a volume of immersion cooling fluid disposed in the container;
at least one heat generating computing system equipment component disposed in the volume of immersion cooling fluid;
a liquid-liquid heat exchanger disposed in the volume of immersion cooling fluid; and
a manifold system disposed between the at least one heat generating computing system equipment component and the liquid-liquid heat exchanger to direct a flow of immersion cooling fluid between the at least one heat generating computing system component and the liquid-liquid heat exchanger and to isolate the flow of immersion cooling fluid from a bulk amount of immersion cooling fluid, the flow of immersion cooling fluid and the bulk amount of immersion cooling fluid comprising the volume of immersion cooling fluid,
wherein manifold system includes
a funnel-shaped computing system equipment component connector portion comprising: a mouth connected to the computing system equipment component, and a stem in communication with the mouth, and
a main manifold housing in communication with the stem.

US Pat. No. 10,257,961

FIXATION OF HEAT SINK ON SFP/XFP CAGE

Coriant Operations, Inc.,...

1. A spring clip comprising:a first tab;
a second tab; and
a serpentine portion interposed between the first tab and the second tab,
wherein the first tab forms a first angle with respect to abase of a heat sink, the second tab forms a second angle with respect to the base of the heat sink, and the serpentine portion extends in its entirety in a plane that is substantially parallel to an upper surface of the base of the heat sink, and
wherein the first tab and the second tab are capable of being respectively compressed in a direction toward the base of the heat sink, and wherein the serpentine portion does not form a circle.

US Pat. No. 10,257,959

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICE PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

Maxim Integrated Products...

1. A method for monitoring air cooling fans to diagnose fan operation and predict a potential impending failure condition comprising:determining a fan rotation rate transfer function as a function of a control signal;
determining a first upper boundary limit, a second upper boundary limit, a first lower boundary limit and a second lower boundary limit;
sending a fan speed control signal to a fan to control its rotational speed;
measuring a fan rotation rate subsequent to sending the fan speed control signal;
comparing the measured fan rotation rate to the first upper boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function and the first lower boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function;
issuing a first alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is at least one of above the first upper boundary limit and below the first lower boundary limit to indicate a potential impending failure condition;
issuing the first alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is between the first upper boundary limit and the second upper boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function that is greater than the first upper boundary limit;
issuing the first alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is between the first lower boundary limit and the second lower boundary limit with respect to the fan rotation rate transfer function that is less than the first lower boundary limit; and
issuing a second alarm if the measured fan rotation rate is at least one of above the second upper boundary limit and below the second lower boundary limit;
wherein the second alarm indicates the measured fan rotation rate has extended beyond the second upper or second lower boundary limit;
wherein the first upper boundary limit, the first lower boundary limit and the rotation rate transfer function precede sending the control signal to the fan; and
wherein the potential impending failure condition is predicted as opposed to detecting the fan has already failed or reached a condition where it is no longer suitable for operation.

US Pat. No. 10,257,955

CABLE BACKPLANE SYSTEM HAVING INDIVIDUALLY REMOVABLE CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A cable connector assembly configured to be mounted to a tray, the cable connector assembly comprising:a housing holding contacts terminated to corresponding cables and configured for mating with mating contacts of a corresponding card connector when mated to the cable connector assembly;
a holder including a top plate, a bottom plate and side plates defining a cavity with the housing disposed therein, the bottom plate having a plurality of mounting tabs extending therefrom below the bottom plate, the mounting tabs being configured to locate the cable connector assembly relative to the tray; and
a fastener coupled to the bottom plate, the fastener configured to engage the tray to secure the cable connector assembly to the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,257,954

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a battery including a first end portion in a plan view, the first end portion including a first engagement portion;
a first case member including an accommodation portion where the battery is accommodated;
a slide member which is held by the first case member and is slidable along the first end portion, the slide member including a first structure which prevents the slide member from dropping off from the first case member, and
the slide member being able to take a first position at which the slide member is in engagement with the first engagement portion and a second position at which the slide member is not in engagement with the first engagement portion as a result of sliding along the first end portion, wherein the slide member can take a third position which is different from the first position and the second position at which the slide member is attachable to and removable from the first case member as a result of sliding along the first end portion; and
a second case member attached to the first case member, wherein the second case member includes a first protrusion inserted in a space in which the slide member slides while the second case member is attached to the first case member and the slide member is prevented from taking the third position while the first protrusion is inserted in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,257,907

LED LIGHTING MODULE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An LED lighting module comprising:a plurality of input terminals for connecting to an input voltage;
an LED load realised to operate at an upper threshold voltage level and arranged in series with a first semiconductor switch and a current sense resistor; and
a regulation circuit comprising a current control circuit to regulate LED current and a voltage monitor circuit to generate a variable input to the current control circuit, wherein the regulation circuit is realised to decrease LED current through the LED load when the input voltage is greater than the upper threshold voltage level,
wherein the current control circuit comprises a reference input and a variable input, the current control circuit being realized to regulate LED current through the first semiconductor switch according to a difference between the reference input and the variable input, and
wherein the voltage monitor circuit generates the variable input to the current control circuit based at least in part on the input voltage applied to the LED lighting module and the upper threshold voltage level.

US Pat. No. 10,254,885

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a pixel including a first electrode and a second electrode, the pixel having a first capacitor and a light emission element-formed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
a power supply configured to provide the first electrode with a third power voltage including an alternative wave form and to provide the second electrode with a second power voltage; and
a sensor configured to sense a touch current flowing between the first electrode and the second electrode in response to the touch driving signal,
wherein the third power voltage includes a touch driving signal and a first power voltage,
wherein the first electrode forms touch capacitance between a touch input object and the first electrode,
wherein the touch input object approaches from an outside of the display device to the first electrode,
wherein the touch driving signal has a square waveform and amplitude which is less than the first power voltage,
wherein the first power voltage has a constant voltage level, and
wherein the third power voltage has a waveform of sum of the first power voltage and the touch driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,257,964

REDUCING CONDENSATION RISK WITHIN LIQUID COOLED COMPUTERS

International Business Ma...

6. An information handling system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory coupled to at least one of the processors; and
a set of computer program instructions stored in the memory and executed by at least one of the processors in order to perform actions of:
generating an indoor dew point forecast based upon outdoor weather data and indoor environment data, wherein the indoor dew point forecast corresponds to an area indoor a facility;
selecting one or more time slots in the dew point forecast corresponding to one or more sets of a plurality of predicted dew points in the indoor dew point forecast that are each below a pre-defined dew point threshold; and
performing one or more cold bias tests on a liquid cooled computer system during the selected one or more time slots to inhibit condensation from forming in the liquid cooled computer system while the liquid cooled computer system is tested at a temperature below a minimum system setpoint temperature of the liquid cooled computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,257,957

COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES EMPLOYING ADJACENT FAN CAGES WITH INTERFLOW PASSAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for cooling at least one electrical component disposed within an electronics-containing enclosure, the method comprising:generating a plurality of cooling flows with a plurality of adjacent cooling fans contained within respective adjacent fan cages;
directing the plurality of cooling flows from the plurality of cooling fans to outlet ports of the respective adjacent fan cages, wherein each of the outlet ports of the respective adjacent fan cages are in fluid communication with at least one of the electrical components contained within the electronics-containing enclosure; and
upon an occurrence of an inoperable cooling fan, diverting a portion of a cooling flow from an operable cooling fan of the plurality of cooling fans to inside the fan cage containing the inoperable cooling fan via at least one interflow passage, wherein, while the inoperable cooling fan remains inside the fan cage, the diverted portion is prevented from entering the inoperable cooling fan.

US Pat. No. 10,257,930

TRACE ANYWHERE INTERCONNECT

1. A method for forming an electrical interconnect mechanism comprising:providing two or more discrete contact points such as but not limited to circuit pads within two or more circuit planes; and
freely routing with three-dimensional dielectric wires between said discrete points on said two or more circuit planes, said discrete points located anywhere along either side of each of said two or more circuit planes in order to provide electrical coupling of two or more electrical devices through said interconnect mechanism and to provide free routing of said wires, said dielectric wires having an electrically conductive coating and said discrete points including contact pads and said two or more wires being placed in intimate contact on each of the electrodes coupling each other as well as to two or more of said discrete contact pads.

US Pat. No. 10,257,891

MICROWAVE OVEN

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A microwave oven comprising:a housing having a receiving chamber therein, a left air inlet and a right air inlet being provided at a bottom portion of the housing and an air outlet being provided in the housing;
an inner case provided in said receiving chamber, a left air channel being formed between a left side wall of said receiving chamber and a left side of said inner case and being in communication with said left air inlet and said air outlet of the housing, a right air channel being formed between a right side wall of said receiving chamber and a right side of said inner case and being in communication with said right air inlet and said air outlet of the housing; and
a left fan and a right fan, said left fan being provided in the left air channel and said right fan being provided in the right air channel, the left fan and the right fan each including a front impeller, a rear impeller and a driving motor, wherein at least one of the front impeller and the rear impeller is adjacent to at least one of a front wall and a rear wall of said receiving chamber which is corresponding thereto, said at least one of the front impeller and the rear impeller is spaced from the driving motor at a predetermined distance,
wherein the left fan is configured so that air entering from the left air inlet passes over the driving motor of the left fan, and the right fan is configured so that air entering from the right air inlet passes over the driving motor of the right fan.

US Pat. No. 10,252,659

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE GOODS TRANSFER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for autonomous vehicle-to-vehicle item transfers, the system comprising:at least one processor;
at least one machine-readable storage medium, comprising instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
determining a route for a first vehicle that will take the first vehicle to a location that is within a determined distance of a second vehicle, the first vehicle is controlled autonomously and independent of the second vehicle, and the second vehicle is controlled autonomously and independent of the first vehicle;
controlling the first vehicle to autonomously drive the determined route;
detecting that the second vehicle is within the determined distance;
controlling the first vehicle, using sensor inputs, to autonomously maneuver the first vehicle into a position to transfer a physical item to the second vehicle, the first vehicle and the second vehicle remain independently controlled and physically uncoupled; and
controlling the transfer of the physical item between the first and second vehicles while both the first and second vehicles are in motion.

US Pat. No. 10,251,443

DEVICE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL FOOT MOTION CONTROL AND PLANTAR PRESSURE REDISTRIBUTION

Global Action Inc., Taip...

1. A device for three-dimensional foot motion control and plantar pressure redistribution, used for controlling relative motions of foot joints effectively by modifying heel strike angles and adjusting relative plantar pressures of a foot, comprising:supporting main body, used for supporting medial longitudinal arch, transverse arch and lateral longitudinal arch of the foot, comprising a rear end having at least one lateral side extending to the location of the supporting main body corresponding to a calcaneus of the foot; said supporting main body is a three-dimensional structure formed by curvatures adapted to the medial longitudinal arch, the transverse arch and the lateral longitudinal arch collaboratively;
a motion adjustment portion, used for modifying heel strike angles; and
a single rigid reinforcement portion disposed at a surface of said supporting main body and extending only from a middle section of the supporting main body to a location of the supporting main body corresponding to lateral longitudinal arch of the foot.

US Pat. No. 10,257,956

SELF-BIASING STORAGE DEVICE SLED

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A storage device sled for mounting a storage device within a chassis, comprising:a bezel forming a front surface of the storage device sled, comprising:
a first portion that is stationary relative to a storage device mounted within the storage device sled;
a second portion vertically captured within the first portion and configured to slide transversely between an unlatching and a latching position, comprising:
a finger-movable member;
a latch, configured to engage a matching opening in a first chassis interior side surface when the storage device sled is installed in the chassis; and
a horizontal biasing feature adjacent to the latch and configured to move in concert with the latch; and
a spring retained between the bezel first and second portions and configured to push the latch outwardly from the bezel; and
first and second longitudinal members, each orthogonally coupled to opposite ends of the bezel first portion, wherein the first and second longitudinal members are each coupled to opposite sides of the storage device,
wherein when the storage device is mounted to the storage device sled and installed in the chassis, the horizontal biasing feature exerts force against the first chassis interior side surface and biases the storage device sled against a second chassis interior side surface, wherein the second chassis interior side surface is on an opposite side of the storage device from the first chassis interior side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,257,862

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON ANALOG NETWORK CODING FOR TWO-WAY RELAY CHANNEL

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A random access method based on analog network coding, comprising:receiving, by a first terminal station, a communication channel for one frame period of a communication network and determining a status of occupation of each slot;
selecting, by the first terminal station, an empty slot as a first slot, and transmitting a first data packet for analog network coding hi the selected first slot over the communication network;
receiving, by the first terminal station, data in the first slot in which the first data packet is transmitted, and determining whether a collision has occurred between the transmitted first data packet and any additional data packet in the first slot;
deciding on, by the first terminal station, the first slot as a reserved slot if a collision has not occurred in the first slot and the first slot as not a reserved slot if a collision has occurred hi the first slot; and
transmitting, by the first terminal station, a second data packet for analog network coding in the first slot, decided on as the reserved slot, over the communication network,
wherein the second data packet includes a sequence code allowing terminal stations other than the first terminal station and a second terminal station, which is a counterpart of communication based on analog network coding, wherein the first slot is a specific slot randomly accessed by the first terminal station and a reserved slot for communication based on analog network coding.

US Pat. No. 10,257,815

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving downlink control information, data associated with the downlink control information, and a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) used to process the data, the downlink control information including an antenna port indicator indicating antenna port information, rank information, and scrambling identity information;
identifying a scrambling sequence of the DMRS based on the scrambling identity information; and
processing the data based on a channel estimation determined using the identified scrambling sequence,
wherein the scrambling identity information indicates one of two scrambling sequences for the DMRS, when a number of antenna ports of the DMRS indicated by the antenna port information is one and one transport block is enabled,
wherein the rank information indicates up to 4 layers when the one transport block is enabled, and the rank information indicates up to 8 layers when two transport blocks are enabled, and
wherein the antenna port indicator is 3 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,257,803

METHOD OF BEARER DELETION, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for managing bearer resources when a user equipment device (UE) changes its attachment from a first intermediate network element to a second intermediate network element, comprising:sending, by the second intermediate network element, to a home subscriber server (HSS) an update location message, wherein the update location message carries an update type flag, the update type flag indicates whether the UE is performing an attach procedure or a location update procedure;
sending, by the HSS, a cancel location message to the first intermediate network element, wherein the cancel location message contains a cancellation type indication parameter;
when the cancellation type indication parameter indicates an attach type, and a bearer corresponding to the UE exists on the first intermediate network element, sending, by the first intermediate network element to a serving gateway and a packet data network gateway, a first request for deleting the bearer; or
when the cancellation type indication parameter indicates an update type, a bearer corresponding to the UE exists on the first intermediate network element, and when a serving gateway change indication is received by the first intermediate network element, sending, by the first intermediate network element to a serving gateway, a second request for deleting the bearer; or
when the cancellation type indication parameter indicates the update type, and when the serving gateway change indication is not received by the first intermediate network element, deleting, by the first intermediate network element, context information corresponding to the UE stored in the first intermediate network element.

US Pat. No. 10,256,908

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONOLITHIC INTEGRATION OF PHOTONICS AND ELECTRONICS IN CMOS PROCESSES

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in an optoelectronic transceiver comprising photonic and electronic devices from two complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die with different silicon layer thicknesses for said photonic and said electronic devices, said CMOS die bonded together by metal contacts:
receiving a continuous wave optical signal as a source signal in a first of said CMOS die via a grating coupler in said first CMOS die, wherein said first CMOS die comprises said photonic devices;
generating first modulated optical signals in said first CMOS die using said received continuous wave optical signal;
receiving second modulated optical signals in said first CMOS die;
generating electrical signals from said received modulated signals in said first CMOS die; and
communicating said electrical signals from said first CMOS die to said second CMOS die utilizing through-silicon vias that extend from a first surface of said first CMOS die on which said photonic devices are located to a second surface opposite to said first surface of said first CMOS die, wherein said second die comprises said electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,255,242

COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM FOR IMPLEMENTING A RECOGNITION AND REWARD SYSTEM

RedCritter Corp., Flower...

1. A communications platform for enabling the implementation of a recognition and rewards system, the communications platform comprising at least one server having the following components:one or more databases that define a number of data structures including:
a student/class data structure which stores entries each of which defines a particular class of a plurality of classes to which a particular student of a plurality of students belongs as well as at least one communication address for the particular student; and
one or more achievement data structures, each achievement data structure storing entries each of which defines an achievement that has been awarded to a particular student of the plurality of students in a particular class of the plurality of classes;
an API processor configured to:
receive communications each of which identifies an award of an achievement to a particular student of the plurality of students in a particular class of the plurality of classes; and
in response to receiving each communication, create an entry in the one or more achievement data structures to define the award of the achievement that is identified in the communication to the particular student that is identified in the communication in the particular class that is identified in the communication; and
a dashboard website and web API that are configured to query the one or more achievement data structures to retrieve and display award information pertaining to a particular organization.

US Pat. No. 10,254,891

TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING RESISTANCE TO NOISE, AND CONTROL METHODS THEREFOR

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A touch sensitive display device, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image according to received image data;
a touch sensing unit configured to generate touch sensing signals in response to a touch;
a data analyzing unit configured to determine a noise period from the image data; and
a touch control unit configured to set a sensing period that is outside the noise period and to calculate a touch position based on the touch sensing signals corresponding to the sensing period and not to the noise period,
wherein the data analyzing unit calculates a size of a coupling noise between the display panel and the touch sensing unit corresponding to an ith horizontal line according to:

where i and j are natural numbers, datai+1,j is an image data value corresponding to a pixel in an i+1th row and a jth column, datai,j is an image data value corresponding to a pixel in an ith row and the jth column, f( ) is a function of a voltage applied to the data line according to the image data value, g( ) is a function of coupling noise generated in the touch sensing unit by a voltage variation of the data line, and aj is a weighting coefficient of a jth data line.

US Pat. No. 10,254,833

MAGNETIC TRACKING OF GLOVE INTERFACE OBJECT

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A system, comprising:a peripheral device having a plurality of electromagnets;
a glove interface object, the glove interface object having one or more magnetic sensors configured to sense magnetic fields generated by the electromagnets to determine a location of the glove interface object in an interactive environment, the glove interface object further having one or more inertial sensors configured to detect an orientation of the glove interface object, the glove interface object further having a transmitter configured to transmit data derived from the magnetic sensors and the inertial sensors to a computing device for processing to generate data representing a pose of a virtual hand, the virtual hand capable of being rendered in a virtual environment presented on a head-mounted display;
wherein the plurality of electromagnets include a first set of electromagnets that are activated when the glove interface object moves within a predefined distance of the peripheral device, and a second set of electromagnets that are activated when the glove interface object moves beyond the predefined distance; and,
wherein the magnetic sensors sense the magnetic fields generated by the first set of electromagnets when the glove interface object moves within the predefined distance of the peripheral device, and wherein the magnetic sensors sense the magnetic fields generated by the second set of electromagnets when the glove interface object moves beyond the predefined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,254,832

MULTI-ITEM SELECTION USING EYE GAZE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer implemented method for item selection using eye gaze, comprising:rendering at least one primary selection target;
rendering a secondary selection target within a threshold distance of at least one of the primary selection targets;
identifying a user gaze selection of one of the primary selection targets;
responsive to user gaze selection of one of the primary selection targets, animating the secondary selection target to change the secondary selection target from an initial location to a new location;
identifying a vector having a length and a direction proportional to motion of a user's eye;
determining whether the vector corresponds to the secondary selection target; and
responsive to determining that the vector corresponds to the secondary selection target, identifying selection of the secondary selection target.

US Pat. No. 10,252,602

MECHANISM FOR SUN VISOR EXTENSION

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A vehicle visor, comprising:a visor body having a recessed track assembly disposed therein;
an extension blade slideably mounted to the visor body between stowed and deployed positions; and
a connecting member having first and second ends, wherein the first end is received in the track assembly for sliding movement therealong, and further wherein the second end is operably coupled to the extension blade.

US Pat. No. 10,251,901

THERMOSENSITIVE NANOPARTICLE FORMULATIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Celsion Corporation, Law...

1. A method for forming doxorubicin sulfate temperature sensitive liposomes, comprising:(a) preparing a suspension of liposomes having a gel-phase lipid bilayer and a greater concentration of ammonium and sulfate ions inside the liposomes than outside the liposomes, said lipid bilayer comprising:
(i) one or more phospholipids that are dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), distearoylphosphatidyl glycerol (DSPG) or a combination thereof;
(ii) one or more PEGylated phospholipids; and
(iii) one or more lysolipids selected from the group consisting of monolaurylphosphatidylcholine (MLPC), monomyristoylphosphatidylcholine (MMPC), and monostearoylphosphatidylcholine (MSPC);
wherein the lipid bilayer constituents are provided in a molar ratio of about 80-90:2-8:2-18 phospholipids:PEGylated phospholipids:lysolipids; and where said preparing includes reducing the size of the liposomes in the suspension to an average particle size of between about 50 and about 150 nm; and
(b) adding a doxorubicin solution to the suspension of liposomes, wherein the doxorubicin is taken up into the liposomes in the form of doxorubicin sulfate to form doxorubicin sulfate temperature sensitive liposomes;
wherein, upon storage of the liposomes for 6 months at less than or equal to 8° C., the relative concentration of impurity A is less than 0.5%, and wherein impurity A is a peak with a relative retention time approximately 1.4 in a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a C18 reverse phase column with an acetic acid/methanol solvent gradient elution conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,257,953

CONFIGURING A MODULAR STORAGE SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. An enclosure for use in a modular storage system, the enclosure comprising:a plurality of drive bays for disk drives;
a controller canister including first processing components comprising a processor, memory for use by the processor, and first hardware to communicate with disk drives when positioned in the drive bays;
an expansion canister including second processing components and second hardware required to communicate with the disk drives when positioned in the drive bays, wherein the second processing components comprise instances of a subset of fewer of the first processing components in the controller canister, wherein the controller canister occupies a greater volume than the expansion canister, wherein the controller canister and the expansion canister each have an upper end and a lower end with respect to a vertical orientation in which the controller canister and the expansion canister are stacked, wherein a printed circuit board of the controller canister is positioned at the upper end of the controller canister and a printed circuit board of the expansion canister is positioned at a lower end of the expansion canister;
a midplane connecting the drive bays to the controller and expansion canisters, wherein the controller and expansion canisters are connected to the midplane, wherein the controller canister occupies a greater volume of the enclosure than the expansion canister; and
at least one power supply supplying power to the controller canister and the expansion canister.

US Pat. No. 10,257,939

METHOD OF FABRICATING TAMPER-RESPONDENT SENSOR

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a tamper-respondent sensor, the method comprising:forming at least one formed flexible layer having opposite first and second sides with surface curvatures extending from the opposite first and second sides of the at least one formed flexible layer;
providing circuit lines comprising at least one resistive network on at least one of the first side or the second side of the at least one formed flexible layer, the circuit lines wrapping over, at least in part, the surface curvatures extending from the at least one first side or second side of the at least one formed flexible layer; and
wherein forming the at least one formed flexible layer comprises collapsing by flattening the at least one formed flexible layer with the circuit lines into at least one flattened, folded layer by applying a z-direction force and a shear force to the at least one formed flexible layer.

US Pat. No. 10,257,934

CIRCUIT BOARD MODULE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A circuit board module that is electrically connectable to a socket by inserting one end part thereof into the socket, and extractable from the socket, the circuit board module comprising:a circuit board having a surface mounted with an electronic component; and
a terminal board having a first surface provided with a column of socket-connection pads, and mounted on the surface of the circuit board at the one end part,
wherein the terminal board includes a first pad column, a second pad column, and a third pad column respectively provided on a second surface of the terminal board opposite to the first surface,
wherein the first pad column includes a plurality of first pads arranged at predetermined intervals in a first direction, the second pad column includes a plurality of second pads, equal to a number of first pads, arranged at the predetermined intervals in the first direction, and the third pad column includes a plurality of third pads, equal to the number of first pads, arranged at the predetermined intervals in the first direction,
wherein the second pad column and the third pad column are arranged on both sides of the first pad column along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, separated from the first pad column, to be line symmetrical to a centerline of the first pad column that is parallel to the first direction,
wherein each first pad has an area larger than an area of each second pad and an area of each third pad,
wherein, among adjacent first, second, and third pads along the second direction, centerlines of the second pad and the third pad along the second direction match a centerline of the first pad along the second direction,
wherein the circuit board includes a fourth pad column of fourth pads, a fifth pad column of fifth pads, and a sixth pad column of sixth pads respectively provided on the surface of the circuit board opposing the second surface of the terminal board, at positions opposing the first pad column, the second pad column, and the third pad column of the terminal board, respectively, and
wherein mutually opposing pads of the first pad column and the fourth pad column, the second pad column and the fifth pad column, and the third pad column and the sixth pad column are respectively bonded by a bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,257,917

SELECTIVE POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR INCANDESCENT LAMP OR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

STMicroelectronics (Alps)...

1. A power supply device, comprising:a supply transistor having a control electrode that is configured to receive a command signal and conduction electrodes that are respectively coupled to a supply terminal configured to receive a supply voltage and to an output terminal configured to provide electric power to at least one lighting module having a structure corresponding to one of an incandescent lamp structure or a light-emitting diode structure, and
a driving circuit configured to selectively generate, depending on an instruction signal representative of the structure of said at least one lighting module, a first command signal causing the supply transistor to operate in an ohmic regime, a second command signal causing the supply transistor to operate in a pulse width modulation regime involving an alternation of ohmic regimes and blocked regimes, and a third command signal causing the supply transistor to operate in a saturated regime.

US Pat. No. 10,257,906

LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Kichler Lighting LLC, Cl...

1. A modular low voltage lighting power supply, comprising:an enclosure having a cover, the enclosure housing a plurality of power supply modules that are accessible when the cover is in an open state and covered when the cover is in a closed state, each of the plurality of power supply modules being installed into the enclosure and removed from the enclosure as a whole unit; and
a control unit enclosed in the enclosure, each of the plurality of power supply modules in communication with the control module;
wherein each of the plurality of power supply modules comprises at least one primary side and a plurality of secondary sides, each secondary side generating a low voltage lighting power signal capable of lighting a plurality of low voltage light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,257,900

DETERMINING PROPERTY OF UNCHANGED LOAD DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A determination device for determining a maximum power dissipation property of a light emitting diode strip comprising a first channel with one or more first elements, the determination device comprising:a first switch configured to provide a first voltage pulse to the first channel,
a detector configured to detect a first current signal that results from a provision of the first voltage pulse to the first channel, and
a controller configured to derive a maximum power dissipation property of the first channel of the light emitting diode strip from a detection of the first current signal,
wherein the controller is further configured to calculate a first maximum duty cycle of a first power supply signal for supplying the first channel in view of both the maximum power dissipation property of the first channel and a power capacity of a power supply that produces the first power supply signal.

US Pat. No. 10,257,896

INDIVIDUALLY ADDRESSABLE DIMMER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Kichler Lighting LLC, Cl...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a lighting fixture with a light source extending from a stem;
a lighting stake with a base having an opening formed therein to receive the stem for supporting the lighting fixture;
an enclosure having a threaded opening on one side and a threaded projection on the other side to couple in-between and mechanically secure to the lighting fixture and the lighting stake and provide controllable dimming for the lighting fixture;
at least one controllable switch supported by the enclosure and electrically connected between an input and an output;
a receiver supported by the enclosure and configured to receive a dimming signal and transmit a dimming control signal; and
logic configured to accept the dimming control signal and control the switch at a frequency of at least 200 Hz for a DC input signal and at least 600 Hz for an AC signal to generate a signal at the output terminals to dim the light source, wherein the light source is generally considered to be non-dimmable with conventional dimmers.

US Pat. No. 10,257,892

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS HAVING AC LED CIRCUITS AND METHODS OF DRIVING THE SAME

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. A lighting system comprising:a driver providing a DC output;
at least two LED circuits, each of which includes at least two LEDs, the at least two LED circuits electrically configured so that when the at least two LED circuits are connected to the DC output a first LED circuit of the at least two LED circuits is forward biased by the driver;
a load sensor connected to at least one of the at least two LED circuits, wherein the load sensor senses operation of the first LED circuit forward biased by the driver; and
a switching circuit capable of switching the DC output of the driver to forward bias a second LED circuit of the at least two LED circuits based on the operation of the first LED circuit sensed by the load sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,257,846

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a memory configured to store computer instructions and mapping information between a data flow identifier and a physical layer transmission technology identifier, wherein the physical layer transmission technology identifier identifies at least one of a physical layer transmission technology comprising at least one of a waveform technology, a coding technology, a higher order modulation technology, or a space modulation technology;
a communications interface; and
a processor coupled to receive and execute the computer instructions to:
determine a to-be-scheduled data flow;
determine, according to the mapping information and a data flow identifier of the data flow, a physical layer transmission technology identifier corresponding to the data flow;
generate, according to the data flow, a transport block which is corresponding to the physical layer transmission technology identifier, wherein different physical layer transmission technology identifiers are corresponding to different transport blocks; generate wireless communication data by performing processing, according to a physical layer transmission technology corresponding to the physical layer transmission technology identifier, on the transport block corresponding to the physical layer transmission technology identifier; and
send the wireless communication data to the base station by using the communications interface.

US Pat. No. 10,257,827

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING FRAME STRUCTURE, USER EQUIPMENT AND NETWORK EQUIPMENT

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A method for configuring a frame structure, comprising:configuring a group of time intervals X and generating configuration information of the group of time intervals X according to a channel condition and communication service demand;
adding the configuration information of the group of time intervals X to downlink control information which is carried in a predetermined resource unit; and
transmitting the predetermined resource unit to a user equipment (UE), to indicate the UE to perform data transmission with a network based on the group of time intervals X,
wherein the predetermined resource unit comprises one of a downlink control part, a downlink transmission part and a time interval X, where the downlink transmission part comprises at least one downlink control part, and the time interval X comprises at least one downlink control part,
wherein when length of the time interval X is fixed, configuring the time interval X comprises:
when the time interval X belongs to type 1, configuring length of a downlink transmission part in the time interval X or length of a guard period in the time interval X, where the length of the downlink transmission part is adapted to be configured by a terminal symbol index of the downlink transmission part;
when the time interval X belongs to type 2, configuring length of an uplink transmission part in the time interval X or the length of the guard period in the time interval X, where the length of the uplink transmission part is adapted to be configured by an initial symbol index of the uplink transmission part; and
when the time interval X belongs to type 3, configuring at least two of the length of the downlink transmission part in the time interval X, the length of the guard period in the time interval X and the length of the uplink transmission part in the time interval X, where the length of the downlink transmission part is adapted to be configured by the terminal symbol index of the downlink transmission part, and the length of the uplink transmission part is adapted to be configured by the initial symbol index of the uplink transmission part.

US Pat. No. 10,257,819

ASSIGNMENT OF NETWORK RESOURCE TO A DEVICE

TELIA COMPANY AB, Stockh...

1. A method for assigning at least part of a capacity of a network resource to a device through a negotiating network terminal, the method comprising:detecting at least one available network resource;
obtaining at least one parameter value from the at least one available network resource, the at least one parameter value representing at least one characteristic of the network resource;
comparing the obtained at least one parameter value of each of the at least one available network resource to at least one comparison value;
in response to the comparison, selecting the at least one available network resource whose obtained at least one parameter value best meets the at least one comparison value;
delivering a signal indicating an availability of a capacity of the selected network resource on at least one condition; and
assigning at least part of the capacity of the selected at least one network resource to the device in response to a receipt of an acknowledgement signal indicating that the device accepts the at least one condition,
wherein the obtaining of the at least one parameter value is performed by attaching to the network resource, and
the network resource to be attached is at least partly selected based on a network preference list stored in a subscriber identity module accessible by the negotiating network terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,257,816

TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION METHOD FOR MTC APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the method performed by a wireless device and comprising:receiving downlink control information (DCI), which is repeated on a plurality of downlink subframes;
identifying a last subframe on which the repetition is completed;
determining whether the identified last subframe is not used for determining a start subframe to repeatedly transmit the PUSCH;
selecting a first subframe, usable for determining the start subframe to transmit the PUSCH, among plural subframes after the identified last subframe if the identified last subframe is not used for determining the start subframe;
substituting the last subframe with the selected first subframe to determine the start subframe;
determining the start subframe to transmit the PUSCH, based on the selected first subframe other than the last subframe; and
transmitting the PUSCH repeated over a plurality of subframes starting from the determined start subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,257,800

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATING ACCESS AUTHORIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A terminal for authorizing a right of an operation command in a wireless communication system, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor that:
controls the transceiver to receive, from a server, a first operation command for creating a first access control resource group for a target resource group via a bootstrap interface,
creates the first access control resource group based on the first operation command,
controls the transceiver to receive a second operation command from the server,
authorizes the second operation command based on the first access control resource group configured for the target resource group when the second operation command is an operation command for creating the target resource group,
wherein the first access control resource group is used to authorize only a right of an operation command for creating the target resource group, and
authorizes the second operation command based on a second access control resource group configured for the target resource group when the second operation command is not an operation command for creating the target resource group,
wherein the second access control resource group is used to authorize a right of at least one operation command, other than the operation command for creating the target resource group, and
wherein the first access control resource group includes an access control list (ACL) resource indicating an operation command for creating the target resource group and an access control owner resource indicating that the first access control resource group was created during a bootstrap procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,257,799

SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIRELESS BASE STATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed at a first node of a transport network which is connected to a first wireless base station and to a second wireless base station, wherein the first wireless base station comprises a remote radio unit and a baseband processing unit that are connected by the transport network, the method comprising:receiving, via the transport network, a synchronous time division multiplexed communication signal which carries at least a first communication signal between the baseband processing unit and the remote radio unit;
determining a frequency synchronisation signal from the synchronous time division multiplexed communication signal;
transmitting the synchronous time division multiplexed communication signal to the remote radio unit via the transport network; and
transmitting the frequency synchronisation signal to the second wireless base station via the transport network.

US Pat. No. 10,257,798

SYNCHRONIZING CLOCKS IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM

OPNT HOLDING B.V., Amste...

19. A method of time synchronizing a wireless network including a radio signal timestamping unit (RSTU) and a plurality of base stations, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of wireless messages from the plurality of base stations, each of the wireless messages broadcast from a corresponding base station and including a time value of the corresponding base station;
synchronizing a local clock operational to provide a current time value at the RSTU to a time source;
generating a plurality of timestamps, each timestamp generated based on the local clock output and indicative of a reception time of one of the wireless messages from the plurality of wireless messages received at the RSTU,
determining, based on each generated timestamp, clock synchronization information associated with each of the plurality of base stations; and
transmitting each of the clock synchronization information to the corresponding base station, wherein the clock synchronization information provided to a second base station of the plurality of base stations includes a timestamp indicative of a reception time of a wireless message from the second base station at the RSTU and a time value of the second base station included in the wireless message from the second base station, without providing a free-space propagation delay associated with travel time of the wireless message from the second base station to the RSTU.

US Pat. No. 10,257,788

TRANSMISSION POWER IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one radio resource control (RRC) message comprising one or more configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising a cell, wherein the one or more configuration parameters comprise:
a cell index identifying the cell; and
a pathloss reference index identifying a plurality of downlink subcarriers as a pathloss reference of the cell;
measuring the plurality of downlink subcarriers identified by the pathloss reference index to determine a pathloss for uplink transmission of at least one uplink signal;
determining an uplink transmission power for the at least one uplink signal based on the pathloss; and
transmitting, by the wireless device via a plurality of uplink subcarriers, the at least one uplink signal employing the uplink transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,257,786

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING A DISPLAY OF A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR POWER SAVING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method performed by a mobile electronic device for power saving, the method comprising:activating a first launcher in a normal operating mode of the mobile electronic device to present a first set of application icons on a screen of the mobile electronic device;
monitoring a power level of a battery powering the mobile electronic device;
determining that the power level of the battery has reached a battery power level threshold; and
based upon the determining, activating a second launcher different from the first launcher, wherein the first launcher and the second launcher are software programs that present links on the screen of the mobile electronic device for starting other software programs installed in the mobile electronic device, wherein the second launcher presents a second set of application icons on the screen of the mobile electronic device, and the application icons are for activating corresponding applications, wherein the second set contains fewer application icons as compared to the first set, and the second set includes a voice communication icon corresponding to a voice communication function and a text messaging icon corresponding to a text messaging function; disabling one or more applications on the mobile electronic device; disabling at least one of graphical or text notification on the screen of the mobile electronic device, wherein notifications for battery level, signal strength and clock remain on the screen; and displaying the voice communication icon and the text messaging icon, without displaying respective application icons for the disabled one or more applications on the screen of the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,257,690

NETWORK SEGMENTATION FOR HOSTING OF ROAMING PARTNER NETWORKS AND SERVICES

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A system for providing cellular services to a roaming subscriber comprising:a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN);
at least one processor within the VPLMN; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the system to:
instantiate one or more network functions as processes performing data plane packet processing within a network functions virtualization (NFV) environment hosted by the VPLMN and associated with a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) wherein the network functions provide the roaming subscriber with network services associated with the HPLMN,
wherein the NFV environment hosted by the VPLMN includes a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) of the HPLMN, and
wherein the PCRF within the NFV environment is configured to synchronize with a PCRF within the HPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,257,523

ADAPTIVE DECODING SYSTEM

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An adaptive decoding system, comprising:a bitstream extractor configured to extract data including one or more of temporal sub-layers, reference frames, non-reference frames, or Random Access Point (RAP) pictures from a video bitstream;
a decoder coupled to the bitstream extractor and configured to decode the data extracted by the bitstream extractor;
a decoding speed monitor configured to determine a decoding rate at which the decoder decodes the data extracted by the bitstream extractor; and
a quality of experience (QoE) selector coupled to the decoding speed monitor and the bitstream extractor and configured to adjust an extraction quality level of the bitstream extractor based on a comparison of the decoding rate and a rate at which the bitstream extractor sends the data to the decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,257,513

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A TRANSFORM SIZE SYNTAX ELEMENT FOR VIDEO DECODING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A device for video signal processing, the device comprising:circuitry that is configured to:
receive an intra-predicted macroblock;
receive a macroblock type of the intra-predicted macroblock indicating a size;
select a transform size having a same size as the size of the macroblock type;
receive a transform syntax element generated based on the transform size that indicates an inverse transform size for use with the intra-predicted macroblock;
inverse transform the received macroblock based on the selected transform size to generate an inverse transformed macroblock;
reconstruct a reconstructed macroblock of an image based on the inverse transformed macroblock;
deblock filter the reconstructed macroblock; and
store a reconstructed picture comprising the reconstructed macroblock,
wherein selecting the transform size includes selecting an N×N transform size when the macroblock type is an N×N macroblock type and selecting an M×M transform size when the macroblock type is an M×M macroblock type, wherein N and M are integer values and M is greater than N.

US Pat. No. 10,257,495

THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITE IMAGES OF DIGITAL IDENTIFICATIONS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining, from an image capture device, a plurality of two-dimensional images that represent respective views of a face of a user, each two-dimensional image representing a different profile of the face of the user
determining depth information for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
generating a depth map for each two-dimensional image included in the plurality of two-dimensional images based at least on the depth information for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
generating a plurality of projection rays for the depth maps for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
determining intersection points between the plurality of projection rays for the depth maps for the plurality of two-dimensional images;
identifying one or more corresponding points between two or more depth maps based on the intersection points, the one or more corresponding points indicating respective positions of a matching element within the two or more depth maps;
generating a three-dimensional composite for the face of a user based on the one or more corresponding points between two or more depth maps;
generating a digital identification for user, the digital identification comprising (i) information associated with an identity of the user, and (ii) a representation of the three-dimensional composite for the face of the user; and
providing the digital identification to a device associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,257,430

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR DETECTING FLICKER, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:at least one processor programmed to perform the functions of a flicker detection unit configured to detect a flicker component of an image pixel signal, which is read out from an image pickup device that includes a pixel region for phase difference detection and is capable of changing a driving method, on a region-by-region basis, within a frame,
wherein in a case where the driving method for driving the image pickup device is changed to a driving method for performing phase difference detection, said flicker detection unit detects the flicker component such that, within the frame, a period of the flicker component in a region used for phase difference detection coincides with a period of the flicker component in a region not used for phase difference detection.

US Pat. No. 10,257,348

PROVIDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CALLED PARTIES

ACCUDATA TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a device, when a name of a calling party is located in a database and providing information associated with the calling party when the name is located in the database; and
determining, by the device, when the information associated with the calling party is intended for a called party based on a number of the called party and providing the information when the information is intended for the called party;
wherein the information is forwarded, by the device, to a called party based on seriousness of a situation using a wireless communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,257,061

DETECTING SOURCE NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

128 Technology, Inc., Bu...

1. A method of determining source network address translator (NAT) status between a source node and a target node in a communication system, the method comprising:storing, by the target node, in a computer storage, (a) last received source information from a header field of a last link monitoring protocol message received from the source node and (b) last actual address metadata from a metadata field of the last link monitoring protocol message received from the source node;
receiving a second link monitoring protocol message from the source node by the target node, the second link monitoring protocol message having a second header field including received source information and a second metadata field including received actual address metadata;
comparing, by the target node, the received source information from the second header field to the last received source information stored by the target node;
when the received source information from the second header field is different than the last received source information stored by the target node, determining, by the target node, that source NAT status has changed on a communication path from the source node to the target node;
comparing, by the target node, the received actual address metadata from the second metadata field to the last actual address metadata stored by the target node; and
when the received actual address metadata from the second metadata field is different than the last actual address metadata stored by the target node, determining, by the target node, that source NAT status has changed on a communication path from the target node to the source node.

US Pat. No. 10,256,989

APPLICATION METHOD OF A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND SMART HOME SYSTEM

JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZH...

1. An application method of a communication terminal, wherein the communication terminal is applied to a smart home system based on internet of things (IoT) protocols, the application method comprising:installing, by the communication terminal, the IoT protocols, wherein the IoT protocols are AllJoyn application protocols, and the communication terminal acquires an AllJoyn software development kit (SDK) to install the AllJoyn SDK;
acquiring, by the communication terminal, a first message from a device of the smart home system, wherein the communication terminal and the device of the smart home system are positioned in home; the communication terminal and the device are connected to each other without a server, to acquire the first message from the device, which is an AllJoyn device;
comparing the first message against a preset message comparison table for a match and thus acquiring a second message matching the first message, wherein a keyword is extracted from the first message and is compared against the preset message comparison table, and, when a match is found, the second message matching the first message is acquired from the preset message comparison table; and
transmitting the second message to at least one remote mobile terminal outside the home by a preset mode, such that the at least one remote mobile terminal is capable of reading a status of the device of the smart home system via the communication terminal;
wherein the transmitting the second message to at least one remote mobile terminal corresponding to at least one preset number and outside the home by the preset mode comprises:
acquiring, by the communication terminal, an alarm mode corresponding to the second message based on the keyword; and
transmitting the second message in accordance with the alarm mode;
wherein transmitting the second message in accordance with the alarm mode further comprises:
determining, by the communication terminal, whether the alarm mode matches with a current mode of the communication terminal;
based on the determination that the alarm mode matches with the current mode, determining whether the current mode is the full short text message mode;
based on the determination that the current mode is the full short text message mode, converting the second message to short text message content, acquiring the numbers in a preset number table, automatically generating a short text message by using the short text message content, and transmitting the short text message to the at least one remote mobile terminal corresponding to the at least one preset number.

US Pat. No. 10,256,905

COMMISSIONING A LUMINAIRE WITH LOCATION INFORMATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A luminaire comprising:a communication module configured to receive commissioning device locations from a plurality of commissioning devices over time, wherein:
a first commissioning device location received from a first commissioning device in the plurality of commissioning devices is used to determine luminaire location information; and
subsequent commissioning device locations received from the plurality of commissioning devices are used to improve the accuracy of the luminaire location information;
at least one solid-state light source configured to output light; and
at least one modulator configured to modulate the light output to allow for emission of light-based communication (LCom) signals, wherein the signals allow the luminaire location information to be determined;
wherein the luminaire is configured to provide at least one of visual, aural, and tactile feedback to indicate that the luminaire has not received the first commissioning device location.

US Pat. No. 10,256,727

MULTI-PHASE POWER SUPPLY WITH DC-DC CONVERTER INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING CURRENT SHARING FUNCTION

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. An interleaved multi-phase power supply, comprising:an input terminal, configured to receive an input voltage signal;
an output terminal, configured to provide an output voltage signal;
N DC-DC converter integrated circuits (ICs), coupled between the input terminal and the output terminal, wherein N is an integer larger than or equal to 2, and wherein each of the N DC-DC converter ICs comprises:
an input pin, coupled to the input terminal to receive the input voltage signal;
a switching pin, coupled to the output terminal;
a feedback pin, configured to receive a feedback voltage signal indicative of the output voltage signal, wherein an error voltage signal is generated based on the feedback voltage signal, and wherein the error voltage signal is indicative of a difference of the feedback voltage signal and a reference voltage signal;
a current sharing pin, wherein the current sharing pin of the respective N DC-DC converter ICs are connected together to generate an average voltage signal, and wherein the average voltage signal is indicative of an average of the N error voltage signals, and wherein the value of the average voltage signal is proportional to the average of the N error voltage signals;
a power stage, configured to convert the input voltage signal to a switching voltage signal on the switching pin; and
a mismatch voltage regulation module, coupled between the feedback pin and the current sharing pin, and configured to regulate the error voltage signal to be equal to the average of the N error voltage signals.

US Pat. No. 10,256,647

METHOD FOR CHARGING A MOBILE DEVICE, MOBILE DEVICE, AND CHARGING SYSTEM

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A system comprising:a mobile device comprising an analog switch, a battery, a first charging circuit, a USB port, and a connector, wherein the connector comprises a charging pin and a ground pin;
a charging device comprising a second charging circuit and an output pin;
when the mobile device is in connection with the charging device, the charging device is configured to supply a first current signal to the output pin by using the second charging circuit, the charging pin is configured to receive the first current signal transmitted by the output pin of the charging device, the analog switch is configured to connect an anode pin of the battery to the charging pin, and the charging pin is configured to transmit the first current signal to the anode pin of the battery, so as to charge the battery, wherein the charging pin is configured to transmit the first current signal to the anode pin of the battery without using the first charging circuit of the mobile device; and
when the mobile device is disconnected from the charging device and is in connection with a USB device to perform USB charging, the analog switch is configured to disconnect the anode pin of the battery from the charging pin, the analog switch and the first charging circuit are configured to connect the USB port to the anode pin of the battery, an input pin of the first charging circuit is configured to receive a second current signal transmitted by the USB port, wherein the second current signal is smaller than the first current signal, and wherein the mobile device is configured to transmit the second current signal to the first charging circuit, so as to charge the battery through the anode pin of the battery that is coupled to the first charging circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,256,594

SOLID-STATE LASER SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A solid-state laser system, comprising:a first solid-state laser unit configured to output first pulsed laser light with a first wavelength;
a second solid-state laser unit including a semiconductor optical amplifier and configured to output second pulsed laser light with a second wavelength;
a wavelength conversion system where the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light enter; and
a controller coupled to the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier, and configured to control the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier to cause the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light to be continuously outputted from the first solid-state laser unit and the second solid-state laser unit, respectively, the controller being configured to control the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier to cause, while a burst signal from an external unit is on, the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light to enter the wavelength conversion system at a coincidental timing, thereby causing the wavelength conversion system to output third pulsed laser light with a third wavelength that is converted from the first wavelength and the second wavelength, and being configured to control the first solid-state laser unit and the semiconductor optical amplifier to cause, while the burst signal is off, the first pulsed laser light and the second pulsed laser light to enter the wavelength conversion system at different timings from each other, thereby preventing the wavelength conversion system from outputting the third pulsed laser light, a difference between the different timings being equal to or greater than sum of a pulse width of the first pulsed laser light and a pulse width of the second pulsed laser light.

US Pat. No. 10,256,557

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:terminals connected to counterpart terminals provided in a counterpart connector in a manner permitting sliding contact in a direction of connector insertion and extraction, said terminals held in a terminal holder, wherein the terminals have an exposed face wherein at least a portion, in the circumferential direction, of a peripheral surface having its axial line oriented in the direction of connector insertion and extraction of said terminals is not covered by a wall surface of the terminal holder;
contact portions of the terminals, which come into contact with corresponding contact portions provided in the counterpart terminals under contact pressure, are formed on one face constituting at least a portion of said exposed face at intermediate locations in a width direction of said one face;
wherein within bounds of the contact portions in the direction of insertion and extraction, the terminals have tapered end portions and guiding portions configured to guide the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in the insertion direction and the width direction toward the contact portions of the terminals; and
said guiding portions are formed on said one face of the terminals as inclined faces that extend in a continuous manner to the contact portions while being inclined so as to approach the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in a direction of contact pressure as the terminals move in the width direction from side edge locations of the terminals toward the contact portions;
wherein the electrical connector incorporated in an electrical connector assembly comprising a counterpart connector connected to said electrical connector, wherein multiple corresponding contact portions, which protrude from corresponding faces opposing said one face of the terminals of the electrical connector and extend in the direction of connector insertion and extraction, are formed at spaced intervals in the width direction of the corresponding faces in the counterpart terminals provided in the counterpart connector.

US Pat. No. 10,256,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING RELAYS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. A relay control circuit configured for use with a plurality of relays including a first relay and a second relay, the first relay having a first coil voltage input and the second relay having a second coil voltage input coupled to the first coil voltage input of the first relay, the first relay being coupled to ground through a first switch, and the second relay being coupled to the ground through a second switch, the relay control circuit comprising:a first input to receive a first voltage capable of energizing the first relay from a de-energized state in response to a first relay control signal having a first state that couples the first relay to the ground through the first switch, the first relay control signal also having a second state;
a second input to receive a second voltage capable of maintaining the first relay in an energized state in response to the first relay control signal having the first state, the second voltage being less than the first voltage;
a third switch disposed in series between the first input and the first coil voltage input, the third switch having a control input to receive a control signal that electrically couples the first input to the first coil voltage input in response to the control signal having a first state and that electrically decouples the first input from the first coil voltage input in response to the control signal having a second state;
a first diode electrically coupled in series between the second input and the first coil voltage input;
a pulse generator having an input to receive the first relay control signal and an output electrically coupled to the control input of the third switch, the pulse generator being configured to output the control signal having the first state for a period of time in response to the first relay control signal having the first state;
a second diode having an anode to receive the first relay control signal and a cathode electrically coupled to the input of the pulse generator; and
a third diode having an anode to receive a second relay control signal having a first state that couples the second relay to the ground through the second switch and that is capable of energizing the second relay, and the second relay control signal having a second state that is not capable of energizing the second relay, the third diode having a cathode electrically coupled to the input of the pulse generator and coupled to the cathode of the second diode.

US Pat. No. 10,255,899

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE AND NOISE REDUCTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A noise reduction device, comprising:at least one microphone;
at least one speaker; and
a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
generate a reference signal based on an estimation value,
wherein the reference signal represents a waveform of noise, wherein the waveform of noise corresponds to a reduction control target,
wherein the estimation value indicates estimation of an acoustic characteristic in a route from the at least one speaker to the at least one microphone,
wherein the at least one microphone is configured to measure an error corresponding to each of a sound wave and a waveform of a synthetic wave,
wherein the synthetic wave is based on synthesis of the noise, and
wherein the at least one speaker is configured to output the sound wave to cancel the noise;
obtain an amplitude-frequency characteristic from the acoustic characteristic;
process an error signal based on the amplitude-frequency characteristic, wherein the error signal includes a waveform of the error;
calculate a filter coefficient with which the error signal becomes zero under adaptive algorithm with reference to the reference signal;
filter the reference signal based on the filter coefficient to obtain a control signal; and
supply the control signal to the at least one speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,255,680

VEHICLE LOCALIZATION

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A computerized method of localizing a transportable apparatus within an environment around the apparatus, comprising:obtaining a sequence of images of the environment;
providing the sequence of images of the environment to a Visual Odometry (VO) system comprising processing circuitry comprising:
a first VO pipeline arranged for:
performing a first transformation on the sequence of images of the environment, to generate a first sequence of transformed images;
comparing one or more images from the first sequence of transformed images against a stored representation of the environment so as to determine first corresponding features within the images of the first sequence and the representation;
providing a first localization estimate for the transportable apparatus according to a position of the one or more first corresponding features; and
providing a first quality value for the first localization estimate; and
a second VO pipeline arranged for:
performing a second transformation on the sequence of images of the environment, to generate a second sequence of transformed images, wherein the second transformation is different from the first transformation;
comparing one or more images from the second sequence of transformed images against the stored representation of the environment so as to determine second corresponding features within the images of the second sequence and the representation;
providing a second localization estimate for the transportable apparatus according to a position of the one or more second corresponding features; and
providing a second quality value for the second localization estimate;
selecting either the first localization estimate or the second localization estimate based on a comparison of the first and the second quality values; and
localizing the transportable apparatus according to the selected first or second localization estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,254,953

TEXT INPUT METHOD USING CONTINUOUS TRACE ACROSS TWO OR MORE CLUSTERS OF CANDIDATE WORDS TO SELECT TWO OR MORE WORDS TO FORM A SEQUENCE, WHEREIN THE CANDIDATE WORDS ARE ARRANGED BASED ON SELECTION PROBABILITIES

Keypoint Technologies Ind...

1. A computer-implemented method for inputting text into an electronic device, the method comprising:selecting a first set of candidate words from a database;
identifying a second set of candidate words in the database after selecting said first set of candidate words;
simultaneously displaying, with a display screen, a first word cluster and a second word cluster in advance of an input to select a plurality of candidate words from said first word cluster and said second word cluster, wherein said first word cluster comprises a plurality of words from said first set and said second word cluster comprises plurality of words from said second set;
while simultaneous displaying said first word cluster and said second word cluster, detecting a continuous trace across said display screen and through said first word cluster and said second word cluster, said continuous trace generated by a user and identifying said plurality of selected candidate words disposed along or proximal to said continuous trace, wherein one of said plurality of selected candidate words is from said first word cluster and another of said plurality of selected candidate words is from said second word cluster; and
in response to detecting said continuous trace, displaying said plurality of selected candidate words in a text entry field of said display screen,
wherein said candidate words in said first set are arranged within said first word cluster in dependence on a first statistical indicator of a likelihood of each candidate word of said first set being selected by said user; and said candidate words in said second set are arranged within said second word cluster in dependence on a second statistical indicator of a likelihood of each candidate word of said second set being selected by said user,
wherein said first statistical indicator comprises a selection probability, said selection probability being a combined probability to provide an indication of a likelihood of two or more words being selected to form a sequence, wherein said method further comprises:
identifying one or more pairs of candidate words in said first and second sets having a relatively high combined selection probability, and displaying said one or more pairs of candidate words proximal to each other in said first and second word clusters, and
wherein, within each of said first word cluster and said second word cluster, said candidate words are arranged such that the candidate words having similar selection probabilities are spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,254,917

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND SUGGESTING EMOTICONS

MZ IP Holdings, LLC, Pal...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:identifying one or more segments of interest selected relative to a current position of an input cursor in a text field based on application of one or more segment identification rules, the one or more segments of interest comprising at least one of a word, a sentence fragment, a sentence, a phrase, and a passage;
performing a semantic analysis to determine a context of the one or more segments of interest, the context comprising at least one of a subtext and a meaning associated with the one or more segments of interest;
identifying a set of candidate emoticons for insertion into the text field based on associations between the candidate emoticons and the context; presenting the set of candidate emoticons for entry selection;
receiving an entry selection of one or more candidate emoticons from the set of candidate emoticons; and
inserting the selected one or more candidate emoticons into the text field.

US Pat. No. 10,254,897

TOUCH SENSITIVE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF FOR DETECTING DEFECTS OF TOUCH PANEL

EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY I...

1. An electronic system for detecting defects of a touch panel comprising:a host for executing an operating system to control the electronic system;
the touch panel including a plurality of parallel first touch sensitive electrodes and a plurality of parallel second touch sensitive electrodes, wherein the plurality of first and second touch sensitive electrodes form a plurality of touch sensitive areas;
a touch sensitive processing apparatus including:
a detecting circuit;
a drive circuit;
an interconnection network for connecting the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes with the detecting circuit and for connecting at least one of the plurality of the first touch sensitive electrodes with the drive circuit; and
a microprocessor configured for having the drive circuit emit a drive signal from the at least one of the first touch sensitive electrodes; having the detecting circuit detect the drive signal via the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes; calculating a phase shift between each neighboring pair of second touch sensitive electrodes of the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes; and when the phase shift is larger than a phase shift threshold, determining at least one of the two second touch sensitive electrodes is faulty and reporting information related to the defect to the host.

US Pat. No. 10,254,883

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR SENSING PRESSURE OF INPUT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating an electronic device having a plurality of displays, the method comprising:sensing pressure of a first input to a first display among the plurality of displays;
sensing pressure of a second input to a second display among the plurality of displays;
in response to the sensed pressure of the first input to the first display being equal to or greater than a threshold, executing a first function; and
in response to the sensed pressure of the second input to the second display being equal to or greater than the threshold, executing a second function which is different from the first function,
wherein the executing of the first function is based on the pressure of the first input and the executing of the second function is based on the pressure of the second input.

US Pat. No. 10,254,880

TOUCH PROJECTION SCREEN AND PROJECTION SYSTEM

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A touch projection screen, used to receive an image light beam, comprising:a first substrate;
a first touch layer, disposed on the first substrate, wherein the first touch layer comprises a first base layer and a first electrode pattern, the first electrode pattern is disposed on the first base layer, the first electrode pattern comprises a plurality of first electrode line sets, each of the first electrode line sets comprises a plurality of first electrode lines and a plurality of first electrode segments, the first electrode lines are arranged to be parallel to each other, an included angle between each of the first electrode segments and one of the first electrode lines is an acute angle, and two ends of each of the first electrode segments are connected to the corresponding first electrode lines;
a second touch layer, disposed on the first touch layer, wherein the second touch layer comprises a second base layer and a second electrode pattern, the second electrode pattern is disposed on the second base layer, the second electrode pattern comprises a plurality of second electrode line sets, each of the second electrode line sets comprises a plurality of second electrode lines and a plurality of second electrode segments, the second electrode lines are arranged to be parallel to each other, an included angle between each of the second electrode segments and one of the second electrode lines is an acute angle, and two ends of each of the second electrode segments are connected to the corresponding second electrode lines; and
a reflective projection film, disposed on the second touch layer to receive and reflect the image light beam,
wherein all the first electrode segments of each of the first electrode line sets have a same length and are arranged to be parallel to each other, all the second electrode segments of each of the second electrode line sets have a same length and are arranged to be parallel to each other, and orthogonal projections of the first electrode segments on the reflective projection film and orthogonal projections of the second electrode segments on the reflective projection film are perpendicular to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,253,882

OIL CONTROL RING ASSEMBLY

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. An oil control ring assembly for a piston of an internal combustion engine, comprising:an upper lamella having a first outer radial surface with a first outer radial surface width;
a lower lamella having a second outer radial surface with a second outer radial surface width; and
an expander ring in communication with the upper lamella and the lower lamella, the expander ring generating an expander radial outward force on the upper lamella and the lower lamella;
wherein:
at least one of the first outer radial surface and the second outer radial surface includes a cross-sectional profile comprised of a first contact section for contacting a cylinder wall, and a first tapered section tapering away from the first contact section and for being spaced apart from the cylinder wall;
the first contact section is a flattened contact surface;
the cross-sectional profile includes a first rounded section located between and adjoining a bottommost surface of the upper or lower lamella and the first contact section, the first rounded section includes a first radius of curvature, and the first rounded section extending from the bottommost surface of the upper or the lower lamella to the first contact section, and the bottommost surface being flat, wherein the first tapered section is non-orthogonal with respect to the bottommost surface;
the cross-sectional profile includes a second rounded section located between and adjoining a topmost surface of the upper or lower lamella and the first tapered section, the second section includes a second radius of curvature, the second radius of curvature having a different magnitude than the first radius of curvature, and the second rounded section extending from the top surface of the upper or the lower lamella to the first tapered section; and
the first tapered section and the first contact section are positioned axially between the first rounded section and the second rounded section.

US Pat. No. 10,252,150

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TEMPORARILY INCENTIVIZING USER PARTICIPATION IN A GAME SPACE

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system for providing offers in a game space, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of a shared game space that is common to users, and to implement the instance to facilitate presentation of views of the shared game space to users, wherein the shared game space is configured to facilitate interaction of the users with the shared game space and/or each other by performing operations in the shared game space in response to commands received from the users, wherein a first user is associated with a first user grouping comprising a plurality of users;
determine gameplay metric values of a gameplay metric for the users, wherein the gameplay metric values quantify achievement within the shared game space such that a first gameplay metric value determined for the first user quantifies achievement of the first user in the shared game space;
alter determinations of the gameplay metric values during an event time period to magnify changes to the gameplay metric values, wherein, during the event time period, the determination of the gameplay metric values is altered to magnify the changes to the gameplay metric values such that the impact of achievement in the shared game space is magnified;
determine, based on increases in the gameplay metric values of the users during the event time period, a ranking of the first user grouping; and
determine, based on the ranking of the first user grouping, awards to be provided to the individual users of the first user grouping, wherein the awards include virtual items to be distributed for use in the shared game space such that a first award is determined to be provided to a first user based on the ranking of the first user grouping during the event time period.

US Pat. No. 10,257,949

COVERT ROOFTOP VENT ENCLOSURE AND ADJUSTABLE MULTI-TIERED RACK FOR ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT

1. A system for supporting electronic equipment within an interior of a vehicle, comprising:a plurality of shelves, each said shelf having a support surface, each said shelf having a plurality of support orifices disposed therethrough, each said shelf having at least one communication orifice disposed therethrough, each said shelf having a primary flexible flange member configured to be manually adjustably angled relative to the support surface, each said primary flange member further configured to engage a surface of the interior of the vehicle; and
a plurality of support members configured to be inserted through the support orifices and couple each shelf to at least one other of the shelves.

US Pat. No. 10,257,948

CLAMPING MODULE FOR SECURING TO A SUPPORT RAIL

SELECTRON SYSTEMS AG, (C...

1. A clamping module for securing to a support rail, the clamping module comprising:a housing,
a bracing device;
at least one retaining claw arranged on the bracing device, wherein the at least one retaining claw is movable into a securing position on the support rail for bracing there by means of the bracing device to secure the clamping module in a releasable manner to the support rail; and
a signal device with at least one signal element arranged in the housing and movable along a predetermined movement path as a result of the clamping module being positioned on the support rail, wherein the position of the signal element on the movement path enables the ability to ascertain, from outside the housing, whether the clamping module is arranged correctly on the support rail.

US Pat. No. 10,257,942

STACKABLE VARIABLE HEIGHT VIA PACKAGE AND METHOD

Amkor Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of fabricating a stackable variable height via package, the method comprising:placing solder balls on terminals on a first surface of a substrate, the terminals comprising a first terminal and a second terminal;
reflowing the solder balls to form vias on the terminals, the vias comprising a first via on the first terminal and a second via on the second terminal, the first via having a height from the first surface of the substrate less than a height of the second via from the first surface of the substrate;
mounting an integrated circuit chip to the first surface of the substrate and positioned directly between the first via and the second via, wherein said mounting comprises mounting an inactive surface of the integrated circuit chip to the first surface of the substrate with an adhesive;
electrically connecting first traces on the first surface of the substrate to bond pads on an active surface of the integrated circuit chip with bond wires, the first traces being electrically connected to the terminals;
after said reflowing, forming a package body comprising an encapsulating material that encloses lateral and top sides of the vias, wherein the encapsulating material is a single continuous molded material that further encloses at least lateral and top sides of the integrated circuit chip and at least lateral and top sides of the bond wires; and
forming via apertures in at least the encapsulating material to expose the vias.

US Pat. No. 10,257,935

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY BASED ON PRINTED ELECTRONICS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly, comprising:providing a substrate;
printing a compound in a circuit pattern on the substrate, the compound comprising a suspension of an uncured conductive material and an insulating material together, the uncured conductive material and the insulating material configured to separate after printing thereby forming a bottom layer of the uncured conductive material covered by a top layer of the insulating material;
arranging at least one electronic component, having at least one electrical connection part, on the top layer of the circuit pattern, the at least one electrical connection part of the at least one electronic component penetrating the top layer of the insulating material and forming at least one electrical connection with the bottom layer comprising the uncured conductive material, and, after arranging said at least one electronic component on the top layer;
curing the uncured conductive material and the insulating material into a cured conductive material and an insulator, respectively;
whereby the cured conductive material mechanically secures said at least one electronic component to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,928

RESIN SHEET

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A resin sheet, comprising:a support; and
a resin composition layer being in contact on the support,whereinan extracted water conductivity A of a cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 120° C. for 20 hours is 50 ?S/cm or less and an extracted water conductivity B of the cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 160° C. for 20 hours is 200 ?S/cm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,257,925

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic assembly, the method comprising:obtaining a first substrate film for accommodating electronics;
printing a first electrical contact pad on the first substrate film;
coupling an electrically conductive member to the first electrical contact pad; and
molding, in a cavity defined by a mold structure, a second material layer onto the first substrate film to embed the electrically conductive member in the second material layer, wherein the electrically conductive member extends through the cavity during molding to be in contact with an element on an opposite side of the cavity with respect to the first electrical contact pad such that at least a part of the electrically conductive member is accessible after molding to provide an electrical connection to the first electrical contact pad through the second material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,257,921

EMBEDDED AIR GAP TRANSMISSION LINES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first conductive plane;
a core dielectric layer having a bottom surface in contact with the first conductive plane;
a conductor having a bottom surface in contact with a top surface of the core dielectric layer; and
a second conductive plane positioned over, and spaced apart from, a top surface of the conductor such that a gap separates the top surface of the conductor from a bottom surface of the second conductive plane, wherein:
the top surface of the conductor is separated from the bottom surface of the second conductive plane by a first distance measured along an axis normal to the first conductive plane, and
the bottom surface of the conductor is separated from the first conductive plane by a second distance that is at least twice as great as the first distance measured along the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,257,916

WEARABLE ACCESSORY WITH LIGHTING EFFECT

1. A plurality of wearable accessories for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect from an audience in a controlled access venue for a performance, wherein each of the plurality of wearable accessories comprises:a. a substrate;
b. a power source;
c. at least one light in electrical communication with the power source;
d. a controller comprising:
i. a processor;
ii. a data storage; and
iii. computer instructions stored in the data storage for instructing the processor to operate the at least one light;
e. a radio frequency identification tag; and
wherein the processor of each wearable accessory operates to create a specific lighting effect for that wearable accessory so that the synchronously presented lighting effect is created within the controlled access venue during the performance by the plurality of wearable accessories allowing each audience member wearing one or more of such wearable items to inactively participate with the performance, and further wherein the processor of each wearable accessory transmits and receives information using the radio frequency identification tag to conduct a transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,257,915

TIME-DELAY LIGHTING CIRCUIT AND DEVICE THEREOF

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A time-delay lighting circuit for controlling a light emitting component, an input end of the time-delay lighting circuit being connected to an external power source via a control switch, comprising:a first voltage-current conversion circuit configured to convert a first inputted current to a current satisfying working conditions of the light emitting component;
an energy storage and discharge device configured to provide power to the light emitting component when the control switch is switched off to disconnect the external power source from the time-delay lighting circuit;
a charging controller configured to charge the energy storage and discharge device when the control switch is switched on to connect the external power source to the time-delay lighting circuit; and
a switch status detection circuit configured to detect an on/off status of the control switch, and when the control switch is detected to be switched off, control the energy storage and discharge device to provide power to the light emitting component;
wherein:
an input end of the first voltage-current conversion circuit is connected to the external power source via the control switch, and an output end of the first voltage-current conversion circuit is connected to the light emitting component;
the switch status detection circuit is connected to the first voltage-current conversion circuit and the energy storage and discharge device, respectively; and
the charging controller is connected to the external power source and the energy storage and discharge device, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,257,912

BALLAST FOR LUMINOUS MEANS HAVING A MICROPROCESSOR AND A PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

1. A component of a lighting system comprising one of a ballast for LED lamps and a sensor, the component also comprising a microprocessor (2) with at least one memory unit (3), and a printed circuit board (1) with at least one programming interface (P), and at least one signaling interface (S) attached to it, wherein the microprocessor can be configured via the programming interface (P), and wherein at least one application software (A) that can be executed by the microprocessor (2) via the programming interface (P) can be transmitted to the at least one memory unit (3), wherein the application software (A) has an effect on at least one of the following functions of the component:interaction with other additional sensors, evaluation of signals transmitted to the signaling interface (S),
activation of lamps,
activation/deactivation of interfaces of the component,
activation/deactivation of communication protocols, and
recording, adjustment and/or evaluation of operating data and/or operating parameters of the ballast (V),
structure of a network,
linking of networks; andwherein the programming interface (P) is blocked, and can be activated by inputting and/or transmitting a code.

US Pat. No. 10,257,904

DIM TO WARM CONTROLLER FOR LEDS

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A control circuit for a light emitting diode (LED) lighting system for achieving a dim-to-warm effect between a minimum brightness-maximum dimming level, and a maximum brightness-minimum dimming level, the control circuit comprising:a clamp circuit coupled to a set of warm correlated-color-temperature (“CCT”) LEDs;
a switch coupled to a set of cool CCT LEDs;
an LED controller configured to:
control the clamp circuit to clamp current through the set of warm CCT LEDs to a clamp current level based on an input current; and
a feedback circuit coupled to the clamp circuit and switch, the feedback circuit being configured to cause the clamp circuit to divert current from the set of warm CCT LEDs to the set of cool CCT LEDs in response to the input current exceeding a second threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,257,901

LED DENTAL LIGHT SOURCE WITH VARIABLE CHROMATICITY AND METHOD

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A dental light comprising:an array of light emitting diode (LED) assemblies, the array comprising:
at least one first LED assembly comprising:
at least one first LED element configured to emit a first light according to a first spectral distribution,
at least one conversion phosphor fixed within said first light, the at least one conversion phosphor configured to convert at least a portion of said first spectral distribution to a converted spectral distribution of light,
at least one filter fixed within said converted spectral distribution of light, the at least one filter configured to block at least a portion of the converted spectral distribution to emit a filtered spectral distribution of light, and
a first power lead connected to said at least one first assembly LED element,
at least one second LED assembly comprising:
at least one second LED element configured to emit light according to a second spectral distribution, and
a second power lead connected to said at least one second LED element, wherein light having the filtered spectral distribution is emitted from said array when said first power lead is connected to a power source, and
wherein light having a combined spectral distribution comprising the filtered and second spectral distributions when both first and second power leads are connected to a power source, and
wherein the light emitted from said at least one second LED element is emitted from said at least one second LED assembly without conversion by a phosphor;
wherein said at least one filter is configured to block light having the second spectral distribution; wherein the filter is configured to block light in the range 380-450 nm; and wherein the second LED assembly is configured to emit light in the range 380-450 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,257,899

AUTOMATICALLY RECONFIGURING LIGHT-EMITTING CIRCUIT

LiteIdeas, LLC, Mansfiel...

1. An automatically reconfiguring light-emitting circuit, the circuit comprising:a first block of electric lights;
a second block of electric lights;
a switching mechanism, the switching mechanism having (i) a first state in which the switching mechanism electrically connects the first block of electric lights in parallel with the second block of electric lights and (ii) a second state in which the switching mechanism electrically connects the first block of electric lights in series with the second block of electric lights;
a current regulator that generates a current control signal in response to a current in the first group of lights and second group of lights; and
a controller electrically connected to the switching mechanism, the controller configured to switch the switching mechanism between the first state and the second state based on the current control signal; wherein the current regulator comprises at least one power transistor through which the current in the first group of lights and second group of lights flows, the at least one power transistor having a control terminal; and the current control signal is a signal at the control terminal of the at least one power transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,257,875

USER TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method for controlling communication of a dual connectivity scheme in which a master base station and a secondary base station are used, the master base station establishing a RRC connection with a user terminal, and the secondary base station providing additional radio resources to the user terminal, comprising:receiving request information from the secondary base station, by the master base station, the request information indicating that a random access procedure is required between the user terminal and the secondary base station;
determining based on the request information, by the master base station, whether or not the random access procedure is required between the user terminal and the secondary base station; and
transmitting, from the master base station to the user terminal, a message for triggering the user terminal to initiate the random access procedure based on a result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,257,873

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROVIDING TETHERING SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication interface comprising communication circuitry; and
at least one processor,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
establish a direct WiFi connection session for peer to peer (P2P) communication with at least one external electronic device located in operable proximity of the electronic device via the communication circuitry,
responsive to receipt of an input comprising a tethering request from the external electronic device during at least part of the direct WiFi connection session, establish a WSB session comprising a tethering session for connecting the at least one external device to at least one communication network via the electronic device based on the input, wherein the WSB session and the direct WiFi connection session have different interface addresses and IP addresses, but are maintained simultaneously, and
connect, while maintaining the direct WiFi connection session for peer to peer communication, the at least one external electronic device to the at least one communication network via the electronic device so that the electronic device can simultaneously provide to the external device both the direct WiFi connection session and the WSB session comprising the tethering session.

US Pat. No. 10,257,871

DEVICE TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method carried out by a wireless terminal which is in wireless communications with a radio access node over a radio interface, the method comprising:performing a cell selection/reselection operation; and
setting one frequency to a highest priority frequency with respect to the cell selection/reselection operation while the wireless terminal is simultaneously performing:
(i) device-to-device (D2D) communications in a state where the wireless terminal camps on the one frequency; and
(ii) the cell selection/reselection operation.

US Pat. No. 10,257,857

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TXOP DURATION FIELD IN PHY HEADER

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method implemented by a station (STA) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) to update a Network Allocation Vector (NAV) maintained by the STA, the method comprising:receiving a first Physical Layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU), wherein the STA is able to decode a preamble portion of the first PPDU but unable to decode a payload portion of the first PPDU;
determining whether a duration indicated in a control field of the preamble portion of the first PPDU is greater than a current NAV value;
determining whether the first PPDU is received as an immediate response to a second PPDU previously transmitted by the STA;
updating the NAV maintained by the STA using the duration indicated in the control field of the preamble portion of the first PPDU in response to a determination that the duration indicated in the control field of the preamble portion of the first PPDU is greater than the current NAV value and the first PPDU is not received as an immediate response to the second PPDU previously transmitted by the STA, wherein the STA is configured to refrain from updating the NAV maintained by the STA in response to a determination that the first PPDU is received as an immediate response to the second PPDU previously transmitted by the STA; and
attempting to access the wireless medium after the NAV has expired, wherein the STA is configured to refrain from attempting to access the wireless medium before the NAV has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,257,854

MANAGEMENT OF UPLINK MULTI-USER TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A station (STA) for transmitting in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the STA comprising:a transceiver configured to receive a beacon signal from an access point (AP) in the WLAN;
a controller configured to identify, from the beacon signal, a target transmission time of a buffer status request message transmitted to a group of STAs by the AP for an uplink multi-user transmission;
wherein the transceiver is further configured to:
receive the buffer status request message transmitted to the group of STAs, based on the target transmission time, the buffer status request message including a request for a buffer status report from the group of STAs;
send in response to the request, a message reporting buffer status information at the STA regarding data the STA has to transmit;
wherein the message reporting the buffer status information of the STA includes buffer status per traffic identifier and buffer size; and
receive a trigger frame indicating which STAs can initiate the uplink multi-user transmissions to the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,257,845

RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS ACCORDING TO INFORMATION CONTROLLING A CONDITION IN WHICH AN ACCESS REQUEST IS TO BE EXECUTED

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to:
receive area information regarding an area in which a radio communication quality exceeds a threshold;
display a representation of the area in which the radio communication quality exceeds the threshold based on the area information;
and
control execution of an access request for accessing an access destination over a network with a timing controlled based on a condition allowing execution of the access request for access to content only in areas where the radio communication quality exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,257,833

BANDWIDTH AVAILABILITY TRIGGER FRAMES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

18. A method performed by an apparatus of a 6 GHz high-efficiency (HE) station (STA), the method comprising:decoding a trigger frame (TF) from an access point, the TF comprising an uplink (UL) resource allocation for the HE STA to transmit a bandwidth query report (BQR) to the access point, wherein the TF comprises an indication that the TF is of type bandwidth query report poll (BQRP);
in response to the TF, determining whether each 20 MHz subchannel of a plurality of 20 MHz subchannels is busy, and set a corresponding bit of the BQR to one indicate whether a corresponding 20 MHz subchannel is busy;
generating signaling to configure the HE STA to transmit the BQR to the access point in accordance with the UL resource allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,257,808

PREAMBLE SEQUENCE TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring system information that is broadcast by a base station, wherein the system information comprises configuration information of a preset physical random access channel (PRACH) that comprises m preset radio frames and a number of repetition times of a preamble sequence, which is used for random access, wherein m is a positive integer; and
sending the preamble sequence to the base station, the preamble sequence being sent at n preset resource locations of the preset PRACH, wherein the preamble sequence is a format of 1 ms, or a format of 2 ms, or a format of 3 ms, and 1 wherein, after sending the preamble sequence, and when no response message is received from the base station, the method further comprises re-sending the preamble sequence to the base station, the preamble sequence being re-sent at p preset resource locations of the preset PRACH, wherein p>n.

US Pat. No. 10,257,753

WLAN MOBILITY FOR LTE/WLAN AGGREGATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system for a user equipment (UE) device, coupled to a heterogeneous network of a radio access network (RAN), comprising:a memory storing executable instructions that execute one or more computer executable components; and
a processor configured to execute the executable instructions for the one or more executable components comprising:
a long term evolution (LTE) communication component configured to receive a set of wireless local area network (WLAN) data related to a first set of WLAN access points (APs) that enables a WLAN mobility operation among the first set of WLAN APs; and
a WLAN component configured to communicatively couple to a first WLAN AP of the first set of WLAN APs, generate a determination of whether a second WLAN AP satisfies a communication criteria more than the first WLAN AP, and, in response to the determination, initiate the WLAN mobility operation to switch from being communicatively coupled to the first WLAN AP to being communicatively coupled to the second WLAN AP by utilizing the set of WLAN data;
wherein the LTE communication component is further configured to communicate a suspend command to an evolved NodeB (eNB) to stop traffic via a first WiFi network of the first WLAN AP and communicate a resume command to the eNB to resume traffic via a second WiFi network of the second WLAN AP.

US Pat. No. 10,257,545

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of information samples encoded in a data stream and representing video information, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured for:
extracting, from the data stream, inheritance information associated with an inheritance coding block of the array of information samples, the inheritance information indicating as to whether inheritance is used, wherein the inheritance coding block corresponds to a first hierarchy level of a sequence of hierarchy levels and is composed of a set of coding sub-blocks, each of which corresponds to a second hierarchy level of the sequence of hierarchy levels, the first hierarchy level being indicated with a lower value than that of the second hierarchy level,
extracting, from the data stream if the inheritance is used with respect to the inheritance coding block, an inheritance subset associated with the inheritance coding block, the inheritance subset including at least one syntax element of a predetermined syntax element type, and
extracting, from the data stream, respective residual information associated with each of the set of coding sub-blocks; and
a predictor configured for:
copying the inheritance subset including the at least one syntax element into a set of syntax elements representing coding parameters used in an inter coding process corresponding to each of the set of coding sub-blocks,
determining, for each of the set of coding sub-blocks, a coding parameter used in the inter coding process associated with the corresponding coding sub-block based on the at least one syntax element, and
predicting a respective prediction signal for each of the set of coding sub-blocks based on the coding parameter determined for the coding sub-block,
wherein each of the set of coding sub-blocks is reconstructed based on the respective prediction signal and the respective residual information.

US Pat. No. 10,257,405

AUTOMATIC FOCUSING METHOD AND AUTOMATIC FOCUSING SYSTEM

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An automatic focusing method comprising:acquiring an image data in a focus area;
calculating the image data to get a contrast value curve by a contrast value algorithm;
acquiring a contrast weight of each contrast value, wherein acquiring a contrast weight of each contrast value comprising:
determining whether the focus area is a skin area;
decreasing contrast weight corresponding to the non-skin area;
determining whether the skin area is integrated;
increasing contrast weight corresponding to the integrated skin area;
determining whether the non-integrated skin area accords with human feature;
increasing the corresponding contrast weight when the non-integrated skin area accords with human feature;
decreasing the corresponding contrast weight when the non-integrated skin area does not accord with human feature;
calculating an adapted contrast value by multiplying the contrast value to the contrast weight; and
adapting the focus according to the adapted contrast value curve.

US Pat. No. 10,257,302

METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A CONTEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION SERVICE

TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A., M...

1. A method for providing a context-based service to a mobile terminal of a user of a communication network, comprising:a) at a context server cooperating with said communication network, receiving a query generated from a service application cooperating with said context server for implementing said context-based service, said query indicating that said service application needs to receive from said context server a set of context information when an event associated with a query condition occurs;
b) at said context server, generating an update rule in response to receiving said query from said service application, said update rule indicating that said mobile terminal, for allowing said context server to serve said query, has to transmit said context information to said context server when an update condition is fulfilled, said update condition being temporally dependent on said query condition, wherein b) further comprises checking whether a further update rule comprising a further update condition and relating to said context information is active and, in the negative, inserting in said update rule, an update condition of an update condition type corresponding to a query condition type;
c) transmitting said update rule from said context server to said mobile terminal;
d) receiving said context information from said mobile terminal when said update condition is fulfilled; and
e) at said context server, forwarding said context information to said service application, thereby allowing said service application to implement said context-based service.

US Pat. No. 10,257,268

DISTRIBUTED PEER-TO-PEER DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT

Vapor IO Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of managing rack-mounted computing devices in a data center with a distributed peer-to-peer management system, the method comprising:determining roles of data-center management computing devices in a distributed peer-to-peer data-center management system;
receiving, via an out-of-band network, a data-center management command at a given data-center management computing device;
distributing, based on at least some of the roles, via the out-of-band network, the data-center management command from the given data-center management computing device to a first plurality of other data-center management computing devices; and
for each of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, distributing, based at least some of the roles, via the out-of-band network, the data-center management command to a respective second plurality of other data-center management computing devices, wherein:
the given data-center management computing device, the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, and the respective second pluralities of other data-center management computing devices are each configured to manage a respective plurality of rack-mounted computing devices;
each of the pluralities of respective rack-mounted computing devices executes an in-band application that communicates on an in-band network different from the out-of-band network; and
the data-center management command is a command to update or otherwise configure a microkernel, a virtual machine, a container, an operating system, or an application executing on one or more data-center management computing devices;
determining, with at least one of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, that the given data-center management computing device has failed;
electing, with at least one of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices, one of the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices to serve as a replacement to the given data-center management computing device in at least some roles filled by the given data-center management computing device; and
distributing a result of the election to each the first plurality of other data-center management computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,257,215

IDENTIFYING AND DISABLING A ROGUE ACCESS POINT IN A PUBLIC WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A system for identifying a wireless security threat on a vehicle in which the system is for use with wireless personal electronic devices, the system comprising:a broadband controller including a data processor and memory in which the broadband controller provides a network within the vehicle;
a vehicle wireless access point in communication with the broadband controller in which the wireless access point broadcasts an SSID for use by a personal electronic device to establish a wireless communication link and transmit and receive data wirelessly over the network via the wireless access point;
a radio aboard the vehicle, the radio being configured to periodically scan for SSIDs broadcast in the vehicle in which SSIDs detected during scans are communicated to the broadband controller;
logic executed by the data processor of the broadband controller in which for a detected SSID corresponding to the vehicle wireless access point SSID, the logic compares the BSSID of the vehicle wireless access point with the BSSID from the detected SSID and if the BSSIDs do not match, the logic identifies a security threat;
an antenna connected to the broadband controller, in which the antenna receives and transmits signals from a source external to the vehicle, providing a broadband data connection to the broadband controller, over which the broadband controller logic reports any security threats to an external security operation center; and
a web server having a private wide area network address operated by the broadband controller logic in which the web server is only accessible via the private wide area network address and in which the web server logs the source IP address of any access thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,256,891

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A BEAM DIRECTION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile communication device comprising:a receiver configured to receive, for each of a plurality of transmit beam directions, a reference signal transmitted based on the transmit beam direction, wherein each transmit beam direction has at least one allowable precoder;
a determiner configured to determine, for each transmit beam direction, a reception quality of the reference signal transmitted based on the transmit beam direction;
a preselector configured to preselect, from the plurality of transmit beam directions, a subset of transmit beam directions based on a comparison of the determined reception qualities;
an evaluator configured to determine, for each transmit beam direction of the subset of transmit beam directions, an evaluation of the performance of the allowable precoders of the transmit beam direction;
a selector configured to select, from the subset of transmit beam directions, a beam direction for communication based on the evaluations; and
a controller configured to establish communications based on the beam direction selected for communication.

US Pat. No. 10,256,772

SHIFT CONTROL CIRCUIT AND WIRELESS DEVICE

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A shift control circuit provided in a wireless device that performs frequency modulation, and outputting an information signal to be applied to the frequency modulation, the shift control circuit comprising:a limiter circuit that limits an amplitude of an input control target signal to be equal to or less than a first threshold;
a phase shifter that shifts, for the control target signal having the amplitude limited by the limiter circuit, a phase of a frequency component within a predetermined frequency range by a predetermined amount; and
a harmonic suppressor that suppresses, for the control target signal phase-shifted by the phase shifter, a frequency component equal to or greater than a second threshold, and outputs the information signal that is the suppressed control target signal.

US Pat. No. 10,256,496

POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING CASCADED FUEL CELLS

General Electric Company,...

1. A power generation system, comprising:a first solid-oxide fuel cell configured to generate a first anode tail gas stream and a first cathode tail gas stream;
(ii) at least one fuel reformer located downstream of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, the fuel reformer configured to receive the first anode tail gas stream, and to mix the first anode tail gas stream with a reformer fuel stream to form a reformed stream;
(iii) a splitting mechanism to split the reformed stream into a first portion and a second portion;
(iv) a fuel path configured to circulate the first portion to an anode inlet of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, such that the first solid-oxide fuel cell is configured to generate a first electric power, at least in part, by using the first portion as a fuel;
(v) a second solid-oxide fuel cell configured to receive the second portion, and to generate a second electric power, at least in part, by using the second portion as a fuel, the second solid-oxide fuel cell further configured to generate a second anode tail gas stream and a second cathode tail gas stream;
(vi) a first recuperator configured to receive and extract heat from at least a portion of the first cathode tail gas stream and the second cathode tail gas stream to form a cooled cathode tail gas stream, and to transfer at least a portion of the extracted heat to the first portion of the reformed stream;
(vii) a recycle loop extending from an outlet of the first recuperator to a cathode inlet of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, wherein the recycle loop is configured to circulate at least a portion of the cooled cathode tail gas stream to the cathode inlet of the first solid-oxide fuel cell; and
(viii) an air pre-heater configured to extract heat from at least another portion of the cooled cathode tail gas stream directed via a channel coupled to the recycle loop, and to transfer at least a portion of the extracted heat to a cathode inlet stream of the first solid-oxide fuel cell, wherein the recycle loop extends from the first recuperator to the first solid-oxide fuel cell bypassing the air pre-heater.

US Pat. No. 10,256,277

LUMINAIRE UTILIZING A TRANSPARENT ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE DISPLAY

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a lighting device that emits general illumination light; and
a transparent display device optically coupled to the lighting device and configured to output a display image and allow the general illumination light to pass through the display device, the transparent display device comprising:
an array of display pixels configured on a same substrate, wherein the array has horizontal and vertical dimensions on the substrate and each respective display pixel of the array includes:
(a) a plurality of separately controllable, organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) configured one upon another to form an OLED stack on the substrate; and
(b) a transparent area on the substrate adjacent to the OLED stack of the respective display pixel,
wherein the transparent area of the respective display pixel is configured horizontally and vertically on the substrate in-between the OLED stack of the respective display pixel and the OLED stack of at least another adjacent display pixel in the array, and is formed from a transparent material.

US Pat. No. 10,256,265

IMAGING DEVICE, MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first transistor on a silicon substrate;
a first insulator over the first transistor;
a first conductor over the first insulator;
a second insulator over the first conductor;
an oxide semiconductor including a first region, a second region, and a third region over the second insulator, the second region being between the first region and the third region;
a second conductor and a third conductor over the oxide semiconductor, the second conductor overlapping with the first region and the third conductor overlapping with the third region;
a third insulator over the oxide semiconductor, the second conductor, and the third conductor;
a fourth conductor and a fifth conductor over the third insulator, the fourth conductor overlapping with at least a portion of the second conductor and the fifth conductor overlapping with at least a portion of the third conductor; and
a photoelectric conversion element,
wherein the second region is overlapped with the first conductor, and
wherein the second conductor is electrically connected to one electrode of the photoelectric conversion element.

US Pat. No. 10,256,080

APPARATUS FOR THE PLASMA TREATMENT OF SURFACES AND A METHOD FOR TREATING SURFACES WITH PLASMA

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. A method for the treatment of surfaces with plasma, the method comprising:providing a first electrode as a rod or a tube;
providing second electrodes as rods, wherein each of the second electrodes is grounded and surrounded by a gas-permeable dielectric outer layer;
applying an alternating voltage between the first electrode and the second electrodes;
generating an electrical field at least between the first electrode and the second electrodes;
positioning a surface to be treated in front of the first electrode, wherein each of the second electrodes is arranged closer to the surface than the first electrode;
passing at least one stream of process gas at least one process gas channel such that the at least one stream of process gas impinges on the electrical field, the electrical field converts the at least one stream of process gas into a stream of plasma, the at least one stream of process gas leaves at least one outlet, provided at the end of the at least one process gas channel, in the direction of an effective area and the stream of plasma impinges on the effective area; and
flowing a stream of gas along the second electrodes and through the gas-permeable dielectric outer layer to the outside, wherein a core of each of the second electrodes is enclosed by a gas-tight inner layer that is enclosed by an annular gas channel positioned at a distance from the gas-permeable dielectric outer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,255,567

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LEAD ASSIGNMENT

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A method for assigning one or more merchants to one or more sales resources, the method comprising:receiving, by a promotion and marketing system comprising one or more processors, a list of merchant data,
wherein the list of merchant data comprises:
one or more merchants; and
for each of the one or more merchants, (i) a sales value score that is based on an expected booking amount, (ii) a list of one or more virtual offers for which the merchant is identified as able to meet, (iii) a quantity of each of the one or more virtual offers that the merchant is able to meet, and (iv) contact information;
accessing, by the one or more processors, sales resource data from a sales resource database utilizing a lead assignment module, the sales resource data indicative of a plurality of sales resources responsible for closing contracts with the one or more merchants, the sales resource data comprising at least the plurality of sales resources and an associated capacity for contacting one or more merchants;
performing, by the one or more processors, an iterative assignment process, the iterative assignment process comprising:
calculating, for each of the plurality of sales resources, an assignment probability number based on the associated capacity, wherein the assignment probability number represents a probability that a sales resource will be randomly assigned a next merchant from the one or more merchants in the iterative assignment process in an assignment process, and wherein calculation, for each of the plurality of resources, of the assignment probability number comprises determining whether the associated capacity of a sales resource meets a predetermined threshold, and in an instance in which the determination yields a result indicative of the associated capacity of the sales resource failing ti meet the predetermined threshold, increasing the assignment probability number;
determining the next merchant from the one or more merchants to be assigned, the one or more merchants being prioritized by sales value score;
assigning merchant data associated with the next merchant from the one or more merchants to a unique prioritized call list associated with a first sales resource at random in accordance with at least the assignment probability number of each of the one or mire sales resources;
adjusting the associated rapacity of the first resource while maintaining the associated capacity of each remaining sales resource of the plurality of resources;
generating, by the one or more processors, a prioritized call list for each of the plurality of sales resources,
wherein the prioritized call list comprises merchant data associated with each merchant assigned to a respective sales resource during the iterative assignment process, each merchant unique to the respective sales resource, and corresponding merchant data comprising at least the corresponding list of one or more virtual offers for which the merchant is identified as able to meet, the quantity of each of the one or more virtual offers that the merchant is able to meet, and the contact information;
causing, by the one or more processors, display of the unique prioritized call list associated with the first sales resource upon access to the promotion and marketing system by the first sales resource; and
systematically and dynamically modifying, by the one or more processors, one or more assignments and thus each of a plurality of the unique prioritized call lists, based on ore sales resource closing a contract and an update to a current inventory, and a re-calculation a demand, and a determination that there is no longer the demand for a particular service, good or experience provided by a particular merchant.

US Pat. No. 10,255,224

INTELLIGENT PCIE SLOT LANE ASSIGNMENT METHOD

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. An intelligent PCIe slot lane assignment method applied to a motherboard comprising a CPU, a switch circuit, a PCIe slot assembly and a logic controller, said CPU providing at least 16 lanes, said PCIe slot assembly comprising a first PCIe slot, a second PCIe slot and a third PCIe slot, said logic controller being adapted to detect the insertion of a PCIe expansion card in said PCIe slot assembly and to control said switch circuit to assign said at least 16 lanes to said first PCIe slot, said second PCIe slot and said third PCIe slot according to the detection result, the intelligent PCIe slot lane assignment method comprising the steps of:(a) start;
(b) said logic controller automatically detecting the insertion of an expansion card in said third PCIe slot, and then proceeding to step (c) when detected the presence of an expansion card in said third PCIe slot, or step (d) when detected no expansion card in said third PCIe slot;
(c) said logic controller controlling said switch circuit to assign 8 said lanes to said first PCIe slot and respective 4 said lanes to said second PCIe slot and said third PCIe slot;
(d) said logic controller automatically detecting the insertion of an expansion card in said second PCIe slot, and then proceeding to step (e) when detected the presence of an expansion card in said second PCIe slot, or step (f) when detected no expansion card in said second PCIe slot;
(e) said logic controller controlling said switch circuit to assign respective 8 said lanes to said first PCIe slot and said second PCIe slot and assign no lane to said third PCIe slot;
(f) said logic controller controlling said switch circuit to assign 16 said lanes to said first PCIe slot and assign no lane to said second PCIe slot and said third PCIe slot.

US Pat. No. 10,255,160

DATA BREAKPOINT WITH COMPACTING GARBAGE COLLECTION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing device comprising:a processor:
a memory connected to the processor; the processor configured to:
set a data breakpoint for data of interest to a debugger located in a first location in the memory;
receive a notification of a data move operation made by a compacting garbage collector;
update a breakpoint address to point to a second location in the memory to which the data of interest to the debugger has been moved by the compacting garbage collector; and
in response to receiving a notification from the compacting garbage collector, enabling the data breakpoint, wherein the data breakpoint was disabled by the compacting garbage collector.

US Pat. No. 10,255,081

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENT CLOUD PLANNING AND DECOMMISSIONING

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A method for decommissioning an application operating on a computer system, the method comprising:receiving, at a decommissioning system, information that specifies a server to analyze;
determining, by the decommissioning system, a target application operating on the server;
determining, by machine learning logic, one or more applications deployed in a cloud computing system that are related to the target application based on properties of the one or more applications, wherein each of the one or more applications is associated with previously determined cloud deployment information that is stored in training data for training the machine learning logic to make the determination;
when the relatedness between at least one of the plurality of applications and the target application exceeds a threshold, determining that the target application is related to the at least one application of the plurality of applications; and
generating a recommendation report to recommend that the target application be deployed to a cloud computing system according to the cloud deployment information associated with the at least one application of the plurality of applications, wherein the recommendation includes a schematic representation of a recommended deployment topology and a recommended deployment type that corresponds to one of a software as a service (SAAS), platform as a service (PAAS), and infrastructure as a service (IAAS) deployment type;
subsequently receiving a user selected deployment type; and
when the user selected deployment type does not correspond to the recommended deployment type, updating the training data to associate the target application with the selected deployment type.

US Pat. No. 10,254,976

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING STATE VECTOR DATA IN A STATE MACHINE ENGINE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprisinga host device comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor; and
a state machine engine coupled to the host device via a bus interface, wherein the state machine engine comprises:
a state machine lattice;
a restore buffer configured to receive state vector data from the host via the bus interface coupling the host to the state machine engine;
a save buffer configured to provide state vector data to the host via the bus interface coupling the host to the state machine engine; and
a state vector system coupled to the state machine lattice, wherein the state vector system comprises:
an input buffer configured to receive state vector data from the restore buffer of the state machine engine and to provide state vector data to the state machine lattice to initialize or restore a state of the state machine lattice, wherein the state vector data includes a state vector as an indication of a state of all or certain configurable elements of the state machine lattice at a given moment as an indication of a particular state of the state machine lattice; and
an output buffer configured to receive state vector data from the state machine lattice and to provide state vector data to the save buffer of the state machine engine as save map data.

US Pat. No. 10,254,964

MANAGING MAPPING INFORMATION IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A node-based storage cluster, the node-based storage cluster configured to:detect a condition for flattening two or more levels within a multi-level data structure that includes a plurality of levels, wherein the condition includes a time needed to search multiple levels in a mapping table exceeding a threshold; and
responsive to detecting the condition:
select two or more levels for flattening;
determine a key range with each of the two or more levels that is smaller than a complete level for incremental flattening;
create a subset of a new level to be added to the multi-level data structure, wherein the new level includes all valid entries from the key range in the two or more levels;
receive, from each node in the node-based storage cluster, verification that the node is ready to utilize the new level; and
remove, from the node-based storage cluster, the key range of the two or more levels for incremental flattening, including archiving the key range of the two or more levels for incremental flattening in offline storage.

US Pat. No. 10,254,950

DISPLAY METHOD OF TERMINAL DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method used in a terminal device for image display, comprising:sending, by a framework layer in an operating system that is executed by a processor of the terminal device, touch point information corresponding to a user operation to an application layer in the operating system that is executed by the processor of the terminal device, the touch point information including coordinates of a touch point and time information of the touch point; and
after determining, by the application layer according to the touch point information, that the terminal device enters a sliding state,
sending, by the application layer, instruction information and a generated display list to the framework layer, wherein the instruction information instructs to transfer slide drawing control rights to the framework layer,
acquiring, by the framework layer, the coordinates of the touch point from a shared memory according to the instruction information,
generating, by the framework layer, an image according to the coordinates of the touch point and the display list, and
after detecting a finger up state in the user operation, sending, to the application layer by the framework layer, another instruction information to transfer the slide drawing control rights to the application layer.

US Pat. No. 10,254,940

MODIFYING DEVICE CONTENT TO FACILITATE USER INTERACTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:generating a first user hand position profile for a user by:
outputting a plurality of objects on a touchscreen display, wherein each of the plurality of objects are outputted at a respective location on the touchscreen display;
determining that the user can select a first object of the plurality of objects with a digit of a first hand while holding a mobile device with the first hand;
determining that the user cannot select a second object of the plurality of objects with the digit of the first hand while holding the mobile device with the first hand;
determining whether the user can select a remaining plurality of objects with the digit of the first hand while holding the mobile device with the first hand;
storing, in the first user hand position profile for the user, an indication that a range of reach of the digit includes a location of the first object of the plurality of objects and a respective location of each of the remaining plurality of objects the user is determined to be able to select;
storing, in the first user hand position profile for the user, an indication that the range of reach of the digit does not include a location of the second object of the plurality of objects and the respective locations of each of the remaining plurality of objects the user is determined to not be able to select; and
generating a reach line for the user based on the locations of the plurality of objects, wherein the reach line reflects the range of reach of the digit;
dynamically selecting the first user hand position profile, where in the first user hand position profile includes the range of reach of the digit of the first hand of the user while the user is holding the mobile device with the first hand in a first position;
performing a first predefined operation to modify the second object, wherein modifying the second object causes the second object to be outputted at a location on the touchscreen display within the range of reach of the digit of the first hand; and
outputting the modified second object on the touchscreen display.

US Pat. No. 10,254,929

USER INTERFACE VIRTUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) on a client device connected to a server, the method comprising:receiving, at the client device from the server, user interface (UI) metadata that describes elements of a GUI on a remote desktop of the server, wherein the UI metadata is received at the client device from a virtual machine (VM) running on the server;
receiving, at the client device from the server, a base image corresponding to the GUI on the remote desktop;
converting, at the client device, the UI metadata into at least one native GUI element that is native to the GUI of the client device;
displaying, at the client device, the base image and the native GUI element on the client device; and
responsive to detecting a manipulation of an element of the GUI of the client device, transmitting, by the client device to the server, an indication of a manipulation of a GUI element of the GUI of the remote desktop, wherein the indication corresponds to the manipulated element of the GUI of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,254,926

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND SOFTWARE FOR PRESENTING PARAMETER SET(S) FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION DEVICES

Rockwell Automation Asia ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon program instructions executable by a computing device that, when executed by the computing device, direct the computing device to:present, to a user, a plurality of application options, each application option corresponding to a respective type of application for which a variable frequency drive (VFD) may be purposed;
receive a selection of one of the plurality of application options;
in response to receipt of the selected application option, identify a distinct set of programmable operating parameters corresponding to the selected application option from a plurality of distinct sets of programmable operating parameters, wherein each distinct set of programmable operating parameters comprises distinct programmable operating parameters for configuring a VFD portion of an industrial control device; and
initiate display of the identified distinct set of programmable operating parameters to the user;
wherein the plurality of distinct sets of programmable operating parameters comprises a distinct set of operating parameters for a fan and a distinct set of operating parameters for a pump.

US Pat. No. 10,254,837

TACTILE CONTROL INTERFACE

1. A tactile control interface comprising:an outer surface;
means for locating a pressure by a finger of a user on the outer surface; wherein the outer surface is implemented by a plate;
wherein said locating means include:
at least four force sensors onto which the plate is attached and which are configured to measure a force in a direction substantially normal to a plane of the plate, and
means for calculating a position of the pressure of the finger on the plate based on measurements supplied by at least three of the force sensors;
wherein the calculation means is configured to determine the position of the pressure of the finger on the plate through triangulation based on the measurements supplied by said at least three of the force sensors,
wherein the calculation means is configured to estimate environmental parameters using the measurements supplied by a force sensor that is not used for the triangulation,
wherein at least one of the force sensors is configured to transmit haptic feedback to the user,
and
wherein the calculation means is configured to calculate a plurality of locations through triangulation based on said at least three of the force sensors using, alternately, different combinations of three sensors from among the at least four force sensors; and
a display screen facing the plate, said plate being transparent, wherein said four force sensors are between the plate and the display screen, wherein the display screen is divided into a plurality of parts, wherein each part of the plurality of parts corresponding to a different function,
wherein the determined the position of the pressure of the finger is in one part of the plurality of parts such that the at least one of the force sensors provides the transmitted haptic feedback in said one part.

US Pat. No. 10,254,824

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OUTPUT OF CONTENT BASED ON SENSING AN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A method, comprising:sensing a force applied to a sensor of an audio playback system, the audio playback system comprising a housing and disposed within the housing, a processor; a memory in communication with the processor; and the sensor, the sensor in communication with the processor, and the force comprising an amplitude;
determining a motion of the sensor from the force and determining a frequency of repetition for the motion;
determining a motion of the audio playback system based on the motion of the sensor and the frequency of repetition for the motion of the sensor;
selecting a genre of audio items based on the motion of the audio playback system;
selecting a subset of audio items available to the audio playback system based on the genre;
selecting by the audio playback system an audio content item from the subset; and
playing the selected audio content item.

US Pat. No. 10,254,507

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING AN INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE BASED ON ENCODED LIGHT PATTERNS

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A device, comprising:a first light source device configured to transmit a first light in a first direction and a second light in a second direction that is distinct from the first direction; and
a first set of one or more lenses configured for directing the first light and the second light from the first light source device toward a first eye of a user, wherein the first light is spatially offset from the second light and one or more of the first light and the second light provide a cue for adjusting a location of the first set of one or more lenses.

US Pat. No. 10,253,470

FLOATABLE APPARATUS FOR THE COLLECTION, SEPARATION, CONTAINMENT AND REMOVAL OF SOLIDS FROM A WATER BODY

P-Pod Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A floatable apparatus for removal of solids from a targeted water column or a targeted water column depth interval in a water body, comprising:at least one base member enclosure of water resistant or waterproof material having an exterior, an interior to contain solids selected from dissolved solids, colloidal solids, suspended solids, nutrients, algae or cyanobacteria, closed bottom, and an open or closed top having a perimeter, wherein the base member has an inlet for influent on one end of the base member, and an outlet for effluent on or near the opposite end of the base member;
a collection member of water resistant or waterproof material configured to direct fluid containing the solids into the inlet of the at least one base member, the collection member further comprising an upper perimeter having a tubular sleeve for receiving a floatation member, a bottom perimeter and a tubular sleeve at the bottom perimeter for receiving a weight, wherein the collection member extends through a targeted water column or a targeted water column depth interval;
floatation member of flexible water resistant or waterproof material connected or inserted into the perimeter of the at least one base member and the upper perimeter of the collection member, the floatation member being inflatable or deflatable to deploy the at least one base member to a targeted water column or a targeted water column depth interval; and
at least one attachment point on at least one of the base member, collection member and floatation member.

US Pat. No. 10,252,168

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRANTING IN-GAME BONUSES TO A USER

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method, executed at least in part on a computing platform, for granting bonuses to a user's in-game persona, wherein the computing platform is associated with the user, the method comprising:presenting an interface to the user via the computing platform, wherein the interface is configured to enable the user to place a first virtual item in a first slot within the interface, the first virtual item comprising a first quality value and a first level value;
establishing, responsive to the user placing the first virtual item in the first slot within the interface, one or more quality bonuses based on the first quality value;
establishing a level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses;
causing the interface to offer the user an opportunity to risk whether the first virtual item is upgraded or broken;
determining whether the first virtual item is upgraded or broken;
responsive to the first virtual item being upgraded, increasing the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses;
responsive to the first virtual item being broken, decreasing the one or more quality bonuses and the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses;
modifying the one or more quality bonuses and the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses based in part on a bonus weighting value associated with the first slot; and
providing (i) the one or more quality bonuses, and (ii) the level bonus for the one or more quality bonuses to the user's in-game persona.

US Pat. No. 10,251,990

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING, INCUBATING, AND/OR SELECTING BIOLOGICAL CELLS

Fenwal, Inc., Lake Zuric...

1. A system for automated processing of a cell product comprising surface antigen expressing cells, in preparation for surface antigen expressing cell selection, the system comprising:a reusable separation apparatus controlled by a microprocessing controller unit driven by software, wherein the apparatus and microprocessing controller unit are configurable with a plurality of settings;
a disposable sterile circuit configured to associate with the reusable separation apparatus, the disposable sterile circuit comprising a spinning membrane separator comprising a porous membrane, wherein the separator comprises an inlet and first and second outlets;
a cell product in communication with the inlet of the separator, wherein the separation apparatus is configured in a first cycle by the microprocessing controller unit to flow the cell product into the inlet of the separator, separate platelets and supernatant from the first outlet into a filtrate container, and separate remaining cellular components from the second outlet into an in-process container;
wash media within a media container in communication with the in-process container, wherein the separator is configured by the separation apparatus in a second cycle to flow the wash media into the in-process container containing the remaining cellular components to form resuspended platelet-depleted cell product;
an external injection port located on the in-process container configured to receive an agent having an association with the surface antigen expressing cells of the resuspended platelet-depleted cell product, wherein the in-process container is configured to incubate the agent with the surface antigen expressing cells over an incubation period sufficient for the agent to bind and/or associate with the surface antigen expressing cells to form a first mixture, comprising antigen-agent complexes, unbound/unassociated agent, and cells not presenting the antigen;
wherein the separation apparatus is configured in a third cycle to separate the first mixture into unbound/unassociated agent, directed from the first outlet into the filtrate container, and a second mixture, comprising antigen-agent complexes and cells not expressing the antigen, directed from the second outlet to a retentate container, wherein the second mixture is ready for target cell selection.
US Pat. No. 10,253,211

COMPOSITE INSULATING FILM

ELANTAS PDG, INC., St. L...

1. A flexible and self-supporting composite insulating film comprising:a base support layer having opposite facing major surfaces, wherein said base support layer comprises glass cloth;
an adhesive layer on one or both of said opposite facing major surfaces of said base support layer; and
a partially cured poly(amide)imide film layer directly on one or both of said adhesive layer(s), wherein said flexible and self-supporting composite insulating film has a thermal index of at least about 220° C.

US Pat. No. 10,257,946

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a main body component;
an adjustable display component comprising a display area, wherein the display area is adjustable between a first size and a second size, wherein the second size is larger than the first size; and
at least two accommodating components, wherein each of the at least two accommodating components constitute an extendable external side edge of the electronic device, each of the extendable external side edges being disposed opposite the other, and house portions of the adjustable display component;
wherein the main body component supports the adjustable display component and the at least two accommodating components.

US Pat. No. 10,257,943

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP PROVIDED WITH AN EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTION NETWORK

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface;
an electrically conductive trace contacting the first major surface of the substrate;
an integrated circuit (IC) chip electrically coupled to a first end of the electrically conductive trace by an external electrically conductive element disposed between the IC chip and the first end of the electrically conductive trace, wherein the electrically conductive trace extends away from a masking area of the IC chip to a second end of the electrically conductive trace; and
an impedance-compensating inductor located outside the masking area of the IC chip, the impedance-compensating inductor extending through a thickness of the substrate, the impedance-compensating inductor comprising a wire coil that is coiled around a base element, the wire coil having a first end electrically coupled to the second end of the electrically conductive trace, the wire coil further having a second end electrically coupled to a back contact located at the second major surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,933

TRANSVERSE CIRCUIT BOARD TO ROUTE ELECTRICAL TRACES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A mobile computing device, comprising:a device housing;
a first printed circuit board that is fixed relative to the device housing;
an integrated circuit that is connected to the first printed circuit board;
a second printed circuit board that is situated in a transverse position relative to the first printed circuit board, wherein the second printed circuit board is separate from the first printed circuit board;
a plurality of electrical traces, wherein each respective electrical trace from the plurality of electrical traces includes:
(i) a first portion that extends across the first printed circuit board, between the integrated circuit and the second printed circuit board,
(ii) a second portion that extends across the second printed circuit board, between the first printed circuit board and either the first printed circuit board or a third printed circuit board, and
(iii) a third portion that extends across either the first printed circuit board or the third printed circuit board, between the second printed circuit board and a location other than the integrated circuit; and
a securing component that secures the second printed circuit board in the transverse position relative to the first printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,257,932

LASER DIODE CHIP ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A light source module comprising:a multilayer printed circuit board (ML-PCB) having:
a core comprising a plurality of core layers electrically and thermally coupled by a plurality of buried vias wherein at least one of the plurality of core layers comprises a heat sink plane;
a top layer on a first side of the core having formed thereon a first conducting element and second and third conducting elements respectively on either side of the first conducting element, wherein each of the first, second, and third conducting elements is thermally coupled to the heat sink plane of the at least one of the plurality of core layers by a plurality of microvias;
a bottom layer on a second side of the core opposite the first side; and
a semiconducting light source having a first electrode bonded to the first conducting element with a thermally and electrically conducting epoxy and electrically connected to each of the second and third electrodes by a plurality of bond wires.

US Pat. No. 10,257,920

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Shindengen Electric Manuf...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate that is annular or partially annular, the substrate having an inner circumferential portion arcuate in plan view and an outer circumferential portion arcuate in plan view;
a first phase control circuit on the substrate, the first phase control circuit being configured to control a first phase of a plurality of phases of a motor;
a second phase control circuit on the substrate so as to be adjacent to the first phase control circuit in a circumferential direction of the substrate, the second phase control circuit being configured to control a second phase of the plurality of phases of the motor, the second phase being different from the first phase;
a power supply wiring on one of an outer circumferential side and an inner circumferential side of the first phase control circuit and the second phase control circuit in a radial direction of the substrate, the power supply wiring being connected to the first phase control circuit and the second phase control circuit, and the power supply wiring extending in the circumferential direction of the substrate; and
a ground wiring on an other one of the outer circumferential side and the inner circumferential side of the first phase control circuit and the second phase control circuit in the radial direction of the substrate, the ground wiring being connected to the first phase control circuit and the second phase control circuit, and the ground wiring extending in the circumferential direction of the substrate, wherein
the substrate is attachable onto, and detachable from, the motor, the substrate having a first region on the inner circumferential portion side, a second region on the outer circumferential portion side, and a third region between the first region and the second region, the first region being annular or partially annular, the second region being annular or partially annular, and the third region being annular or partially annular,
one of the power supply wiring and the ground wiring is on the first region,
an other one of the power supply wiring and the ground wiring is on the second region, and
the first region, the second region, and the third region are on a single flat surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,257,913

LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD, LIGHTING APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A lighting control method, comprising:detecting a connection status of a wireless network component of a lighting apparatus;
controlling a working status of an illumination component of the lighting apparatus based on the connection status;
in response to receiving a connection request from a terminal, implementing a terminal authentication of the terminal;
if the terminal authentication is successful, allowing the terminal to connect to the wireless network component, otherwise refusing the terminal to connect to the wireless network component;
configuring authentication information for the lighting apparatus before implementing the terminal authentication, wherein the connection request comprises authentication request information;
determining whether the authentication request information is consistent with the authentication information; and
if the authentication request information is consistent with the authentication information, determining that the terminal authentication is successful, otherwise, determining that the terminal authentication has failed.

US Pat. No. 10,257,909

MULTISOURCE ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH VARIABLE F-NUMBER

MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS, ...

1. A method for controlling a multisource illumination device, which comprises a plurality of light sources, wherein each light source generates a source light beam propagating at least partially along a primary optical axis of the multisource illumination device, wherein the plurality of light sources is divided into a plurality of groups based on a radial distance of each light source from the primary optical axis, wherein each group is located at a respective radial distance from the primary optical axis, wherein the radial distance of each group is different from the radial distances of the other groups, the method comprising:controlling a dimming level of each group independently from the dimming level of the other groups; and
controlling the dimming level of each group in such a way that all of the plurality of light sources of one group have a same light output, wherein the light output is at least partly directed towards an optical gate, and wherein a dimming level of a group of light sources is correlated to the radial distance of the group of light sources from the primary optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,257,905

ILLUMINATION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUALLY ADJUSTING AUTOMATED CHANGES IN EXTERIOR DAYLIGHT AMONG SELECT GROUPS OF ILLUMINATION DEVICES PLACED IN VARIOUS ROOMS OF A STRUCTURE

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) illumination devices grouped into a plurality of groups among rooms of a structure, wherein a first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices is within a first room of the structure;
a driver circuit coupled to each of the plurality of LED illumination devices, wherein a first driver circuit is coupled to each one of the first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices for automatically changing a color temperature output from only the first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices as a function of a time of day, separate and apart from the other groups of the plurality of LED illumination devices;
a first control module coupled to the first driver circuit, wherein said first control module comprises:
a first controller coupled to receive a change in intensity value from a remote controller that is remote from the first controller and wirelessly or wired connected to the first controller, and wherein the first controller is coupled to receive a change in intensity value and, in response thereto, to produce a change in the color temperature output exclusive to only the first group of LED illumination devices during a first time of day relative to a second time of day.

US Pat. No. 10,257,824

TEMPLATE FRAME BASED MAC OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, implemented by an access node, of allocating communication resources in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving a template frame representing a grid specifying a time-frequency resource allocation of a link supporting a route between the access node and a further access node, each position in the grid specifying whether a respective time-frequency resource of the link is to be allocated to the route between the access node and the further access node; and
allocating the time-frequency resources of the link based on the received time-frequency resource allocation of the link and a status of a data buffer of the access node associated with the route.

US Pat. No. 10,257,491

METHOD FOR ADAPTING A NUMBER OF VIEWS DELIVERED BY AN AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for adapting a number of views delivered by an auto-stereoscopic display device having sub-pixels, said method being executed by an electronic device, and comprising:determining a number of views based on information related to said auto-stereoscopic display device and a handshake mechanism with said auto-stereoscopic display device, said information comprising: 1) a list of number of views supported by said auto-stereoscopic display device and 2) at least an information indicative of a computing power of a device needed to deliver content for each view, wherein said list of number of views comprises at least two different number of views;
obtaining a correspondence map between said sub-pixels of said auto-stereoscopic display device and said number of views; and
providing content to said sub-pixels of said auto-stereoscopic display device according to said correspondence map to adapt said number of views delivered by said auto-stereoscopic display device having said sub-pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,257,339

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING CONTACT INFORMATION USING A WIRELESS TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A cellphone, comprising:a display;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing programming for execution by the one or more processors, the programming including instructions for:
displaying a list of contacts on the display;
determining a first contact from the list of contacts in response to a selection by a user;
binding the first contact to a first specific area of the display;
displaying a first image corresponding to the first contact on the first specific area of the display;
determining a second contact from the list of contacts in response to another selection by the user;
binding the second contact to a second specific area of the display;
displaying a second image corresponding to the second contact on the second specific area of the display;
obtaining, from a network service, an updated first image corresponding to the first contact;
obtaining, from the network service, a updated second image corresponding to the second contact;
displaying the updated first image on the first specific area of the display; and
displaying the updated second image on the second specific area of the display, wherein the first specific area of the display is different from the second specific area of the display.

US Pat. No. 10,257,117

DISTRIBUTED SWITCH ARCHITECTURE

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method comprising:establishing a distributed buffering architecture comprising:
an input packet buffer in an ingress tile;
an output packet buffer in an egress tile, the input packet buffer and the output packet buffer not being located on shared memory; and
at least one buffer in a switching fabric, the at least one buffer in the switching fabric being separate from the input packet buffer and the output packet buffer and being located between an ingress and an egress of the switching fabric;
connecting the ingress tile and the egress tile with the switching fabric; and
executing a distributed bandwidth grant mechanism between the ingress tile and the egress tile, through the switching fabric,
wherein:
the distributed bandwidth grant mechanism comprises a store-and-forward bandwidth credit grant mechanism,
the method further comprises tracking, with an ingress queue scheduler, active virtual output queues (VoQs) defined in the input packet buffer,
the distributed bandwidth grant mechanism further comprises a cut through grant mechanism in which packet cells immediately begin to flow through the switching fabric to the egress tile, and
the method further comprises:
receiving a packet cell in a staging buffer in the ingress tile; and
making an ingress-side decision on whether the packet cell is ingress-side eligible for cut through to the egress tile.

US Pat. No. 10,257,048

METHOD AND USER INTERFACE CONTROLLING COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT FROM SOURCES

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for managing communications comprising:receiving a plurality of communications, said communications being associated to corresponding contexts;
determining a user profile comprising a plurality of contexts and a corresponding weighting value for said plurality of contexts, the weighting values being modified graphically through a user interface allowing to modify the proportions of the weighting values by user input adjusting a size of graphical elements representing the plurality of contexts of the user profile;
associating to said context a plurality of communication sources and determining a corresponding weighting value for said plurality of communication sources,
wherein the associating and determining steps are performed graphically through the user interface allowing the user to establish a graphical relation between the graphical elements representing the plurality of contexts of the user profile and graphical elements representing the plurality of communication sources;
displaying the graphical associations between the communication sources and the contexts wherein a graphical element representing a context includes the graphical elements representing the associated sources; and
allowing to modify the proportions of communications received from the associated communication sources by user input adjusting a size of the graphical elements representing the plurality of associated communication sources for the context; and
selecting, among communications, the communications corresponding to said user profile wherein the quantity of communications selected for the plurality of contexts is proportional to the weighting for the context and the associated communication sources;
outputting the selected communications; and
controlling a display frequency of the selected communications based on at least the weighting of the context, the weighting of the associated communication sources or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,256,646

SEAT BOX POWER MANAGEMENT

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A seat box for connection to an electrical power supply of a vehicle for making power available through power controlled outlets for a personal electronic device to connect to a power controlled outlet and receive power, the seat box comprising:a plurality of ports in which each port is configured to connect to a controlled power outlet;
distribution circuitry including an input connectable to the vehicle electrical power system, and an output connected to each of the ports for receiving power from the vehicle electrical power system and distributing power among the ports for supply to a controlled power outlet connected to the port;
a processor connected in communication with each port configured to receive and send data to a power controlled outlet connected to the port; and
a power load manager executed on the processor, the power load manager receiving data from each controlled power outlet connected to one of the ports, the data indicating power supplied from the controlled power outlet and requests for power from each controlled power outlet, the power load manager when receiving a request for power from a controlled power outlet for which there is insufficient power available to meet the request, controlling the controlled power outlet drawing the most power to reduce power supplied therefrom, and supplying at least some power to the controlled power outlet from which the request for power was received.

US Pat. No. 10,256,340

HIGH-VOLTAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A high-voltage semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type;
a first doping region having a second conductivity type in the semiconductor substrate;
an epitaxial layer on the semiconductor substrate;
a body region having the first conductivity type in the epitaxial layer on the first doping region;
a second doping region and a third doping region that have the second conductivity type, respectively in the epitaxial layer on both opposite sides of the body region, so as to adjoin the body region, wherein the second doping region and the third doping region are in contact with the body region;
a source region and a drain region respectively in the body region and the second doping region;
a field insulating layer in the second doping region between the source region and the drain region; and
a gate structure on the epitaxial layer to cover a portion of the field insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,256,334

GATELESS SWITCH WITH CAPACITIVELY-COUPLED CONTACTS

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A switch, comprising:a semiconductor structure including a conducting channel;
an input contact to the conducting channel located on a surface of the semiconductor structure;
an output contact to the conducting channel located on the surface of the semiconductor structure, the output contact separated from the input contact by a planar portion of the surface of the semiconductor structure defining a flat input-output region, wherein at least one of the input contact or the output contact is capacitively coupled to the conducting channel; and
at least one control contact located outside of the input-output region formed between the input contact and the output contact, without contacting the input-output region, wherein the at least one control contact includes a first control contact located adjacent to the input contact and a second control contact located adjacent to the output contact, both the first control contact and the second control contact separated from each other by the input contact and the output contact, wherein both the first control contact and the second control contact are located outside of the input-output region formed between the input contact and the output contact, and wherein the input contact, the output contact, the first control contact and the second control contact are all in parallel with each other and laterally aligned across the surface of the semiconductor structure.

US Pat. No. 10,256,118

LEAD FRAME AND THE METHOD TO FABRICATE THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A method to form an inductor, comprising:providing a first lead and a second lead of the inductor; and
forming a first conductive pillar and a second conductive pillar on a first portion of the first lead and a first portion of the second lead, respectively, wherein a second portion of the first lead, a second portion of the second lead, the first conductive pillar, and the second conductive pillar form a 3D space, wherein at least one portion of a coil comprising a plurality of winding turns is disposed in the 3D space with a bottom surface of the plurality of winding turns being respectively lower than a top surface of the first conductive pillar and a top surface of the second conductive pillar, and two terminal parts of the coil are electrically connected to the first lead and the second lead via the first conductive pillar and the second conductive pillar, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,256,013

PASSIVE ARC CONTROL WITH SEQUESTERED PHASES IN A VERTICAL BUS SYSTEM OF A MOTOR CONTROL CENTER

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. A passive arc control system for a motor control center, comprising:a row of front portions of a plurality of arc attenuating boxes supported within the motor control center, the front portions being grouped together as a front cover, each front portion of the plurality of arc attenuating boxes being configured to be horizontally inserted over a free end of a respective one of a plurality of vertical bus bar phases in the motor control center;
a row of rear portions of the plurality of arc attenuating boxes supported within the motor control center, the rear portions being grouped together as a rear cover, each rear portion of the plurality of arc attenuating boxes being configured to be horizontally inserted over a rear end opposite to the free end of a respective one of the plurality of vertical bus bar phases;
the front cover and the rear cover being configured to join together with the front portion of the arc attenuating boxes fitting over the free end of the vertical bus bar phases and the rear portion of the arc attenuating boxes fitting over the rear end of the vertical bus bar phases, each arc attenuating box surrounding an individual one of the vertical bus bar phases;
each arc attenuating box being configured to provide a physical barrier to arc flash energy and gases intruding into an adjacent one of the arc attenuating boxes surrounding an adjacent one of the vertical bus bar phases, and
each arc attenuating box being open at its top and bottom to form a chimney along a respective vertical bus bar phase, to provide directed venting of arc flash energy and gases out of the motor control center.

US Pat. No. 10,255,881

PRODUCTION CHARACTERIZATION OF PANEL AGING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:drive an electronic display under an input setting;
measure a first measurement of luminance of the electronic display while driving the electronic display under the input setting;
drive the electronic display with an input sequence;
drive the electronic display under a same input setting;
measure a second measurement of luminance of the electronic display while driving the electronic display under the same input setting;
determine one or more compensation factors for each subpixel of the electronic display by extrapolating a degradation curve based on the first luminance measurement, the second luminance measurement, and a previous characterization of a subpixel on a second electronic display; and
store the one or more compensation factors for use by a head-mounted display.

US Pat. No. 10,255,709

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A VIRTUAL BACKDROP

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer implemented method for replacing a background in a digital portrait, the method comprising:obtaining a digital image of a subject, the digital image including the subject's face in a foreground against an arbitrary background;
identifying a boundary between the arbitrary background and the foreground of the digital image based on an image matting process that includes determining a probability of each pixel being a boundary pixel that is between the foreground and the arbitrary background, wherein the identification is without calibrating a portion from the digital image against a portion from an additional image that includes either the subject or the arbitrary background;
masking the arbitrary background from the digital image based on the identified boundary; and
generating a new portrait of the subject by replacing the masked arbitrary background with a virtual backdrop.

US Pat. No. 10,255,094

UTILIZING PHYSICAL SYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL SYSTEMS FOR VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method comprising:provisioning a first Virtual Network Function (VNF) component on a first virtual machine, the first virtual machine being supported by a first physical computing system;
provisioning a second VNF component directly on a second physical computing system without running on a virtual machine;
using, within a telecommunications network, a VNF that includes both the first VNF component running on the first virtual machine and the second VNF component running directly on the second physical computing system;
with a VNF manager, determining that a third VNF component should be provisioned;
with the VNF manager, determining whether the third VNF component is capable of utilizing a hardware accelerator associated with a third physical computing system; and
in response to determining that the third VNF component does not require use of the hardware accelerator, implementing the third VNF on the at least one virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,254,997

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR ALIGNMENT OF BACKUP AND ARCHIVAL POLICY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A backup and archival policy method, the method comprising:harnessing parameters obtained from infrastructure configurations and performance of metrics of data classification including both operational data and backup data from an end-to-end stack from a backup Information Lifecycle Governance (ILM) viewpoint;
performing correlation analytics to determine identification of a backup policy aligned with a criticality of the operational data and the backup data including identifying low value backup data having a value less than a predetermined low value threshold;
creating a one-time archival of the operational data and the backup data including the low value backup data; and
modifying the backup policy to align a future data protection with the criticality of the operational data and the backup data such that the low value backup data is removed from the modified backup policy.

US Pat. No. 10,254,932

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SELECTING ITEM OF PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of selecting an item of a portable terminal, the method comprising:displaying a plurality of items in an arrangement according to a prescribed rule on a display screen of the portable terminal;
receiving a selection input that selects at least one item among the plurality of items;
receiving a start item setting input that sets a first item as a start item;
when the start item leaves the display screen by user operation until receiving an end item setting input after receiving the start item setting input, displaying the start item to be fixed in a region of the display screen;
receiving the end item setting input that sets a second item as an end item;
setting items selected between the first item, the second item and the at least one item, as selected items;
displaying a first item display region including a set number of items from among the selected items and an indicator, wherein the indicator is set to indicate a value that is the number of selected items minus the number of items currently displayed in the first item display region;
displaying a second item display region including not-selected items; and
if a selection input for the first item display region is received, displaying the selected items,
wherein the first item display region is displayed to be fixed regardless of the end item setting input, if the number of the selected items is larger than the set number of items, and
wherein the second item display region and the value associated with the indicator are displayed to be changed according to the end item setting input.

US Pat. No. 10,254,912

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-INTRUSIVE SYSTEM DATA PIPE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method of accessing data in a networked system, comprising:receiving an initial request for information from a first system;
evaluating a display system to determine a communication request to be generated to obtain the information of the initial request wherein the evaluating comprises evaluating display page information to determine the communication request;
generating another request to a second system based on the communication request;
determining a protocol based on the evaluating of the communication request, and wherein the generating of the another request to the second system is based on the protocol wherein the protocol enables a page and/or data element to be displayed;
storing a snapshot of the display system based on the request for information; and
restoring the display system based on the snapshot.

US Pat. No. 10,254,899

OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING NON-ELECTRIC TYPE TOUCH PANEL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An optical apparatus comprising:a touch substrate;
a waveguide layer, disposed on the touch substrate, the waveguide layer comprising a plurality of waveguides;
an optical output structure, which is disposed on the waveguide layer and is configured to output light propagating in the plurality of waveguides at touched locations of the touch substrate;
a gap layer disposed between the waveguide layer and the optical output structure and providing a gap between the waveguide layer and the optical output structure;
an optical system, which projects light output by the optical output structure; and
a transparent fixing member disposed on the gap layer such that the transparent fixing member covers the optical output structure,
wherein the optical output structure comprises an array of reversed trapezoidal micro-prisms, and
wherein the array of reversed trapezoidal micro-prisms are disposed between the gap layer and a light exit surface of the transparent fixing member.

US Pat. No. 10,254,874

TOUCH SCREEN, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY PANEL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch screen, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode disposed oppositely, the first electrode comprising a plurality of first sub-electrodes and the second electrode comprising a plurality of second sub-electrodes,
a sensing layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, made of transparent material having piezoelectric effect, and comprising a plurality of piezoelectric sensing modules, and
a plurality of transmission lines connected with the plurality of first sub-electrodes and the plurality of second sub-electrodes,
wherein the plurality of piezoelectric sensing modules are a plurality of strip sensors arranged to be perpendicular to each other without an insulation layer at intersection areas between the plurality of strip sensors, and each of the first sub-electrodes is disposed corresponding to one of the strip sensors having a same arrangement direction with the first sub-electrode and each of the second sub-electrodes is disposed corresponding to one of the strip sensors having a same arrangement direction with the second sub-electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,254,858

CAPTURING PEN INPUT BY A PEN-AWARE SHELL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic device comprising:a user interface;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory comprising computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the electronic device to at least:
execute a pen-aware shell that occupies at least a portion of the user interface;
upon detecting contact from a pen device on the user interface, capture, by the pen-aware shell, input from the pen device;
upon the pen-aware shell determining the capture of the input from the pen device is complete, convert the captured input to an ink data structure; and
share the ink data structure with an application at least by selecting an application with which to share the ink data structure, wherein the selecting is based at least on a context associated with the ink data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,254,854

TRACKER FOR CURSOR NAVIGATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for a tracker for cursor navigation, comprising:a display;
a camera;
a memory to store instructions and that is communicatively coupled to the camera and the display; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the camera, the display, and the memory, wherein the processor is to execute the instructions to:
extract an object mask of an object;
execute an optical flow on one or more feature points of the extracted object mask;
estimate a movement of the object based on a plurality of motion vectors extracted from the optical flow, each of the plurality of motion vectors having an associated length;
select, from the plurality of motion vectors and based at least in part on the associated lengths, motion vectors that satisfy a defined threshold; and
render a cursor on the display based at least in part on the selected motion vectors.

US Pat. No. 10,254,842

CONTROLLING A DEVICE BASED ON FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OF A USER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first information processing apparatus, comprising:a first camera configured to capture a first image, wherein the first camera has a first imaging direction, and wherein the first information processing apparatus is wearable on a first user's head;
a second camera configured to capture a second image, wherein the second camera has a second imaging direction opposite to the first imaging direction; and
at least one processor configured to:
acquire first facial expression information of a first user based on the captured first image;
acquire second facial expression information of a second user based on the captured second image; and
control the second camera to capture a third image, based on the acquired first facial expression information of the first user that is same as the acquired second facial expression information of the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,254,536

COLLIMATING FIBER SCANNER DESIGN WITH INWARD POINTING ANGLES IN VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system for use by an end user, comprising:a planar waveguide apparatus;
an optical fiber having a distal tip affixed relative to the planar waveguide apparatus, and an aperture proximal to the distal tip;
at least one light source coupled the optical fiber and configured for emitting light from the aperture of the optical fiber;
a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted to the drive assembly, the mechanical drive assembly configured for displacing the aperture of the optical fiber in accordance with a scan pattern;
an optical waveguide input apparatus configured for directing the light from the aperture of the optical fiber down the planar waveguide apparatus, such that the planar waveguide apparatus displays one or more image frames to the end user.

US Pat. No. 10,253,971

PLASMA FIRED STEAM GENERATOR SYSTEM

PYROGENESIS CANADA INC., ...

1. A method for generating steam, comprising:providing a steam generator;
feeding dirty water to the steam generator; and
submitting the dirty water to at least one submerged plasma arc and to resistive heating, such as to generate high pressure steam, wherein an endless screw mechanism is provided for controlling a relative position of electrically conducting electrodes and thus independently controlling a current for each AC phase and a power input to the steam generating system.

US Pat. No. 10,253,266

SYNTHETIC FUELS AND CHEMICALS PRODUCTION WITH IN-SITU CO2 CAPTURE

OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOU...

1. A method for producing a liquid fuel from a solid carbonaceous fuel comprising:directly liquefying a first portion of the solid carbonaceous fuel with a hydrogen rich gas stream to form the liquid fuel; and
indirectly gasifying a second portion of the solid carbonaceous fuel to form separate streams of hydrogen and CO2 rich gases by:
reducing metal oxide containing particles in a first reaction zone with the second portion of the solid carbonaceous fuel thereby forming the CO2 rich gases and reduced metal oxide containing particles;
directly sending a first portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles from the first reaction zone to a second reaction zone, and a second portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles from the first reaction zone to a third reaction zone;
oxidizing the first portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles in the second reaction zone with steam thereby generating the hydrogen rich gases and at least partially oxidized metal oxide containing particles;
sending the at least partially oxidized metal oxide containing particles from the second reaction zone to the third reaction zone;
oxidizing the at least partially oxidized metal oxide containing particles from the second reaction zone and the second portion of the reduced metal oxide containing particles from the first reaction zone in the third reaction zone with an oxygen containing gas, thereby generating oxidized metal oxide containing particles; and
returning the oxidized metal oxide containing particles from the third reaction zone to the first reaction zone; and
reacting hydrogen from the hydrogen rich gases with carbon dioxide from the CO2 rich gases in a CO2 hydrogenation reaction to form synthetic liquid fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,252,825

METHOD OF FEEDING ROD-SHAPED CONSUMER GOODS TO A PACKING APPARATUS

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method of feeding rod-shaped consumer goods to a packing apparatus, the method comprising:providing a plurality of rod-shaped consumer goods to an upstream end of a stacking channel, comprising providing a plurality of aerosol-generating articles, each aerosol-generating article comprising an aerosol-generating substrate, a mouthpiece, and a tipping wrapper securing the mouthpiece to a downstream end of the aerosol-generating substrate, wherein the tipping wrapper has an upstream edge extending around the aerosol-generating substrate and a downstream edge extending around a downstream end of the mouthpiece, and wherein a distance between an upstream end of the aerosol-generating substrate and the upstream edge of the tipping wrapper is less than about 40 mm;
feeding the plurality of aerosol-generating articles along the stacking channel to a downstream end of the stacking channel, wherein the upstream end is higher than the downstream end in a vertical direction, and wherein at least a portion of the stacking channel extends at an angle of between about 25 degrees and about 75 degrees with respect to the vertical direction;
receiving the plurality of aerosol-generating articles into a hopper from the downstream end of the stacking channel; and
distributing the plurality of aerosol-generating articles from the hopper into a packing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,252,600

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus for vehicle comprising:a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
an air flow passage through which air to be supplied to a vehicle interior flows;
a radiator which lets the refrigerant radiate heat to heat the air to be supplied from the air flow passage to the vehicle interior;
a heat absorber which lets the refrigerant absorb heat to cool the air to be supplied from the air flow passage to the vehicle interior;
an outdoor heat exchanger disposed outside the vehicle interior to let the refrigerant radiate or absorb heat; and
control means,
the air-conditioning apparatus for vehicle having at least respective operation modes of:
a heating mode in which the control means lets the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiate heat in the radiator, decompresses the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated, and then lets the refrigerant absorb heat in the outdoor heat exchanger,
a dehumidifying and heating mode in which the control means lets the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiate heat in the radiator, decompresses the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated, and then lets the refrigerant absorb heat only in the heat absorber or in the heat absorber and the outdoor heat exchanger,
a dehumidifying and cooling mode in which the control means lets the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiate heat in the radiator and the outdoor heat exchanger, decompresses the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated, and then lets the refrigerant absorb heat in the heat absorber, and
a cooling mode in which the control means lets the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiate heat in the outdoor heat exchanger, decompresses the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated, and then lets the refrigerant absorb heat in the heat absorber,
the air-conditioning apparatus for vehicle selecting and executing these operation modes,
wherein the control means selects the operation mode in which a radiator target temperature is achievable by the heat radiation in the radiator.

US Pat. No. 10,252,541

DAMPER DEVICE, INK SUPPLY SYSTEM, AND INKJET PRINTER

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A damper device for use in an inkjet printer including an ink head that ejects ink, an upstream flow channel connected to the ink head and through which the ink flows into the ink head, and a downstream flow channel connected to the ink head and into which the ink flows from the ink head, the damper device comprising:an upstream damper provided in the upstream flow channel; and
a downstream damper provided in the downstream flow channel; wherein
the upstream damper includes:
an upstream inflow port allowing the ink to flow into the upstream damper;
an upstream ink chamber communicating with the upstream inflow port and storing the ink;
an upstream outflow port communicating with the upstream ink chamber and allowing the ink to flow out of the upstream damper; and
an upstream detector detecting an amount of the ink stored in the upstream ink chamber; and
the downstream damper includes:
a downstream inflow port allowing the ink to flow into the downstream damper;
a downstream ink chamber communicating with the downstream inflow port and storing the ink;
a downstream outflow port communicating with the downstream ink chamber and allowing the ink to flow out of the downstream damper; and
a downstream detector detecting an amount of the ink stored in the downstream ink chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,252,011

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTRA-PULMONARY PERCUSSIVE VENTILATION INTEGRATED WITH A VENTILATOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A ventilation therapy system configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject, the ventilation therapy system comprising:a pressure or flow generator configured to generate a pressurized flow of breathable gas for delivery to the airway of the subject;
one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to one or more gas parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas; and
one or more processors configured to execute computer program modules, the computer program modules comprising:
a therapy module configured to control the pressure or flow generator to generate the pressurized flow of breathable gas according to a baseline ventilation therapy regime based on the output signals;
a percussive pulse module configured to control the pressure or flow generator to apply an intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime to the pressurized flow of breathable gas during baseline ventilation therapy; and
an alarm module configured to obtain hyperinflation limit alarm levels for the one or more gas parameters automatically based on the output signals and detect alarm events based on the obtained hyperinflation limit alarm levels, the one or more hyperinflation limit alarm levels including a first hyperinflation limit alarm level for the baseline ventilation therapy regime and second hyperinflation limit alarm level for the intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime applied to the baseline ventilation therapy regime, wherein the alarm module is further configured to obtain the first and second hyperinflation limit alarm levels automatically based on the output signals, the output signals being based on a previous respiration of a subject,
wherein, the alarm module is further configured to detect alarm events based on the first hyperinflation limit alarm level during a first period of time in which the intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime is not applied, and
wherein the alarm module is further configured to detect alarm events based on the second hyperinflation limit alarm level during a second period of time in which the intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation therapy regime is applied.
US Pat. No. 10,253,459

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE BULK AND INCREASING THE DENSITY OF A TISSUE PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A paper product comprising,at least one paper web having an embossed surface wherein the emboss pattern is made up of at least about 80% linear elements and the emboss depth is from about 1.25 to about 3.5 times the caliper of the unembossed at least one web; and
wherein the finished product has a caliper at least 5% less than the same pattern formed from dots; and an absorbency loss over the unembossed at least one web of no greater than 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,257,937

DEVICE FOR ELECTRICALLY COUPLING A PLURALITY OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE LAYERS BY A COMMON CONDUCTIVE LAYER

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. An assembly, comprising:a first laminate electronic component comprising a first dielectric layer, at least one first semiconductor die embedded in the first dielectric layer and at least one first contact pad comprising a first conductive via, and
a second laminate electronic component comprising a second dielectric layer, at least one second semiconductor die embedded in the second dielectric layer and at least one second contact pad comprising a second conductive via,
wherein the first conductive via is electrically coupled to the second conductive via by a common conductive layer,
wherein the first laminate electronic component further comprises a third contact pad and a fourth contact pad positioned on an upper side of the first laminate electronic component, and wherein the second laminate electronic component is arranged on the upper side of the first laminate electronic component and is disposed between the third contact pad and the fourth contact pad,
wherein a lower side of the first laminate electronic component that is opposite from the upper side comprises a plurality of contact pads, the contact pads being configured to electrically couple the assembly to a printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,257,902

SLEEPY LIGHT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprisinga first light source configured to provide first light source light,
a second light source configured to provide second light source light and
a control system configured to control the first light source and the second light source to provide said first light source light and second light source light respectively, wherein
the first light source light and the second light source light each have a melanopsin effectiveness factor (MEF) of a maximum 0.40 and wherein MEF is defined as

wherein SPD(?) defines the spectral power distribution of the light source light emitted by the respective light source,
wherein m(?) is the normalized melanopic sensitivity function and
wherein V(?) is the normalized photopic sensitivity function, and wherein
the first light source light and the second light source light have a color rendering index (CRI), the difference between the CRI of the first light source light and the CRI of the second light source light is at least 15 CRI units, and wherein
at least the first light source is arranged to provide the first light source light having a maximum ratio of the total number of photons in the wavelength range of 440-530 nm to the total number of photons in the wavelength range 380-780 nm of 0.2.

US Pat. No. 10,257,886

CARTRIDGE TYPE HEATER

1. A cartridge type heater comprising:a jacket pipe comprising metal;
an electric heating element arranged within said jacket pipe; and
a terminal lug connected in one piece to said jacket pipe, said terminal lug being provided at one end of said jacket pipe, said terminal lug having at least one terminal lug section, said at least one terminal lug section being formed by an edge area section of an edge area of said jacket pipe, said at least one terminal lug section being separated from a first jacket pipe section of said jacket pipe and a second jacket pipe section of said jacket pipe by recesses, said recesses passing through a pipe wall of said jacket pipe, said first jacket pipe section being located adjacent to one of said recesses in a circumferential direction, said second jacket pipe section being located adjacent to another one of said recesses against the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,257,739

ANTENNA STATUS AND PROPAGATION MANAGEMENT OVER FIBER OPTIC TRANSPORT

Optical Zonu Corporation,...

1. A method for monitoring the status of a radio frequency antenna comprising:a. connecting a radio frequency antenna to equipment;
b. connecting a fiber optic link between said radio frequency antenna and said equipment;
c. connecting a first monitor having a current sensor monitor to detect if said radio frequency antenna current is within operating range;
d. sending a signal when antenna current is not within operating range; and
e. connecting a monitor to said equipment to provide a good signal and/or a good link indication;
f. whereby, operational status and cause of failure of said radio frequency antenna is checked and communicated without impacting operation of antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,257,717

WEDGE SHAPED CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells, comprising:a first base station including a first antenna array defining a first directional radiation pattern that is oriented toward a horizon; and
a second base station including second antenna array defining a second directional radiation pattern that at least partially overlaps with the first base station,
wherein the first base station employs unlicensed spectrum,
wherein the second base station employs licensed spectrum,
wherein the first and second base stations are each configured to wirelessly communicate with a radio disposed on an aircraft flying through respective cell coverage areas of the first and second base stations, and
wherein the first and second base stations are each configured to handover communication with the radio as the aircraft moves between the respective cell coverage areas of the first and second base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,257,638

AUDIO OBJECT PROCESSING BASED ON SPATIAL LISTENER INFORMATION

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method for processing audio objects by a client apparatus comprising:the client apparatus determining spatial listener information, the spatial listener information including one or more listener positions and/or listener orientations of one or more listeners in a three dimensional (3D) space, the 3D space defining an audio space;
the client apparatus receiving a manifest file comprising audio object metadata, including audio object identifiers for identifying audio objects, the audio objects being atomic audio objects and one or more aggregated audio objects, wherein an atomic audio object comprises audio data associated with a position in the audio space and an aggregated audio object comprises aggregated audio data of at least a part of the atomic audio objects defined in the manifest file, wherein each of the audio object identifiers comprises at least part of a URI;
the client apparatus selecting one or more audio object identifiers on the basis of the spatial listener information, and on the basis of audio object position information defined in the manifest file, the audio object position information comprising positions in the audio space of the atomic audio objects defined in the manifest file; and
the client apparatus using the one or more selected audio object identifiers for requesting transmission of audio data and audio object metadata of the one or more selected audio objects to the client apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,257,507

TIME-OF-FLIGHT DEPTH SENSING FOR EYE TRACKING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An eye tracking system comprising:an illumination source configured to illuminate an eye with an irradiance pattern producing a distorted illumination pattern after reflection of the irradiance pattern from one or more surfaces of the eye;
a detector including a plurality of pixels, the detector configured to capture the distorted illumination pattern at one or more pixels of the plurality of pixels, each pixel having a plurality of storage units that capture light signals related to the distorted illumination pattern over a plurality of time instants; and
a controller configured to:
determine one or more phase differences between the distorted illumination pattern and the irradiance pattern, based on the light signals captured in the storage units of the one or more pixels,
calculate one or more distances from the detector to the one or more surfaces of the eye, based on the determined one or more phase differences, and
estimate a position and orientation of the eye based on the determined one or more distances.

US Pat. No. 10,257,368

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES

GENBAND US LLC, Frisco, ...

1. A method for communicating from a first party to a second party, the first party using a first mobile communication terminal, and the second party a using a second mobile communication terminal, the method comprising:connecting the first mobile communication terminal to a mobile communication network;
connecting the first mobile communication terminal to a peer-to-peer network;
offering a communication service for sharing with another party by publishing the offer using an exchange or publishing server of the peer-to-peer network;
attaching a condition to the offer, where the condition includes a limitation on use or sharing of the communication service; and
sharing the communication service with the second party in response to the second mobile communication terminal selecting the communication service from the exchange server by the first mobile communication terminal connecting with a third mobile communication terminal over the mobile communication network and connecting with the second mobile communication terminal over the peer-to-peer network and in accordance with the limitation on use or sharing.

US Pat. No. 10,257,295

INTERNET ACTIVITY, INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND NEARBY WI-FI AND LOCAL NETWORK DEVICE PRESENCE MONITORING SENSOR

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A method performed by one or more computers, the method comprising:obtaining network activity data on a device within a property over a particular time period,
obtaining, occupancy data indicating a physical presence of people within the property over the particular time period;
determining (i) that the network activity data for the device within the property indicates abnormal network traffic for the device and (ii) that the abnormal network traffic occurred over the particular time period for which the occupancy data indicated that the property was unoccupied; and
in response to determining (i) that the network activity data for the device within the property indicates abnormal network traffic for the device and (ii) that the abnormal network traffic occurred over the particular time period for which the occupancy data indicated that the property was unoccupied, providing an indication to a user that network security within the property is likely to be breached.

US Pat. No. 10,256,657

ANTENNA HAVING COAXIAL STRUCTURE FOR NEAR FIELD WIRELESS POWER CHARGING

ENERGOUS CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A wireless charging system comprising:a transmitter coaxial structure comprising a first housing, a first substrate disposed in the first housing, and a first metallic core disposed in an opening defined by the first substrate, and
a receiver coaxial structure comprising a second housing, a second substrate disposed in the second housing, and a second metallic core disposed in an opening defined by the second substrate, wherein:
the transmitter coaxial structure is configured to carry one or more radio frequency (RF) signals through the first substrate to the first metallic core when the receiver coaxial structure is within a threshold distance from the transmitter coaxial structure;
the receiver coaxial structure is configured to:
be excited by the one or more RF signals from the transmitter coaxial structure, the one or more RF signals being transferred from the first metallic core to the second metallic core when the transmitter coaxial structure and the receiver coaxial structure are within the threshold distance from each other; and
convert the received one or more RF signals into usable energy to power and/or charge an electronic device coupled to the receiver coaxial structure.

US Pat. No. 10,256,138

METHODS OF FABRICATING SILICON-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES USING BLANKET FUSION BONDING

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A method comprising:oxidizing a surface of a first semiconductor wafer to produce an oxidized layer having an oxidized surface, the first semiconductor wafer having a base layer;
degenerately doping the first semiconductor wafer through the oxidized layer to produce a doped region;
doping the oxidized surface to provide a doped skin;
bonding an oxidized second semiconductor wafer to the doped skin;
after bonding the oxidized second semiconductor wafer to the doped skin, removing the base layer from the first semiconductor wafer to expose a portion of the doped region; and
patterning the exposed portion of the doped region to define a piezoresistive pattern on the exposed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,254,878

OPERATING A TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL SYSTEM ACCORDING TO A PLURALITY OF RULE SETS

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

1. A touch screen control system, the touch screen control system comprising:an integrated circuit memory configured to store security data in a protected area of the integrated circuit memory; and
an integrated circuit coupled to the integrated circuit memory and configured to couple with a host processing system, wherein the integrated circuit is physically separate from the host processing system, the integrated circuit further configured to:
detect a user input in a sensing region using a touch sensor in response to a security interface being displayed on a display screen;
compare, using the plurality of rules, the user input from the touch sensor to the stored security data in the integrated circuit memory, wherein the user input from the touch sensor and the stored security data cannot be read by the host processing system, based on the stored security data being stored in the protected area; and
based on comparing the user input to the stored security data:
notify the host processing system whether the user input is authenticated;
autonomously generate a blended image by blending image data held in the integrated circuit memory, wherein said blended image is generated without requiring intervention from the host processing system; and
autonomously update the display screen with the blended image without requiring intervention from the host processing system,
wherein the autonomous updating of the display screen is performed at an autonomous display image update rate, and
wherein the autonomous display image update rate is different from an image data update rate at which the host processing system would update the image data.

US Pat. No. 10,254,829

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:an imaging device configured to detect a movement of an eyeball;
a sight line detection device configured to calculate a movement of a sight line on the basis of a data obtained with the imaging device;
an arithmetic device configured to estimate a change in an inclination of a head based on the movement of the sight line and to speculatively generate a display data based on the estimated change in the inclination of the head before the head moves; and
a display device configured to display an image based on the display data.