US Pat. No. 10,810,444

AUTOMATED CAPTURE OF IMAGE DATA FOR POINTS OF INTEREST

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an automated image capture system installed in a vehicle, the automated image capture system configured to:
detect a point of interest located external to the vehicle, based, at least in part, on a determination that the location of the vehicle is within a proximity of the point of interest;
capture image data of the point of interest via at a sensor configured to monitor an external environment of the vehicle;
generate metadata to describe the point of interest, the metadata comprising a point of interest location and time; and
add the captured image data and the metadata to a collection of other image data and corresponding other metadata stored for one or more other points of interest captured during a same journey of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,813,244

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING A WATERPROOF CASE AND FLOW GUIDE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A FAN AND AN AIRFLOW GUIDE PLATE

SIEMENS LTD., CHINA, Bei...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a waterproof case including a closed space, the closed space being formed by a case top plate, a case bottom plate and a case side plate connected between the case top plate and the case bottom plate; and
a flow guide assembly, an electronic module and a cover, each of the flow guide assembly, the electronic module and the cover provided in the closed space of the waterproof case, the cover including a cover top plate and a cover side plate,
the cover top plate and the cover side plate, together with the case bottom plate and the case side plate, forming an accommodation space to accommodate the flow guide assembly and the electronic module,
the cover including a first vent hole and a second vent hole, and
the flow guide assembly being configured to guide air, entering the accommodation space from the first vent hole, to flow through the electronic module, and to be discharged from the second vent hole, the flow guide assembly including
a fan and
an airflow guide plate, the airflow guide plate being provided on the cover top plate of the cover and extending from the cover top plate of the cover toward the case bottom plate, to divide the fan into a first sub-cavity and a second sub-cavity, the first sub-cavity and a second sub-cavity being in communication with each other, the first sub-cavity further being in communication with the first vent hole, and the second sub-cavity further being in communication with the second vent hole;
wherein the fan is configured to guide the air to enter the first sub-cavity from the first vent hole, wherein the fan is configured to guide the air to enter the second sub-cavity under the guidance of the airflow guide plate, and wherein the fan is configured to guide the air to be discharged from the second vent hole; and
wherein the electronic module is provided in the first sub-cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,813,242

MOUNTING AID

PATCHBOX GMBH, Vienna (A...

1. Mounting aid for the mounting of rack mounts in frames for use in information technology, comprising at least two plate shaped legs that are relatively adjustable and pivotable to one another, wherein the at least two plate shaped legs at their free ends each comprises an angled fastening element that is arranged in an angled manner with respect to the leg and is designed for fastening the free end of each of the legs to rails of the frame, said rails being directed to each other, projecting inwardly and being provided with a row of holes, characterized in that, at ends that are opposite to their free ends, the at least two plate shaped legs are directly interconnected by a hinge comprising a pivot axis.whereby the at least two plate shaped legs are pivotable between a storage position abutting against each other with side faces of the at least two plate shaped legs facing each other and a V-shaped unfolded mounting position,
whereby an upper edge of each of the at least two plate shaped legs forms a bearing surface for the rack mount in the V-shaped unfolded mounting position.

US Pat. No. 10,813,238

HERMETICALLY-SEALED PACKAGES INCLUDING FEEDTHROUGH ASSEMBLIES

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A feedthrough assembly comprising:a non-conductive substrate;
a feedthrough comprising:
a via from an outer surface to an inner surface of the non-conductive substrate;
a conductive material disposed in the via; and
an external contact disposed over the via on the outer surface of the non-conductive substrate, wherein the external contact is electrically coupled to the conductive material disposed in the via, and wherein the external contact is hermetically sealed to the outer surface of the non-conductive substrate by a laser bond surrounding the via; and
a weld ring attached to the non-conductive substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,812,214

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING A PLURALITY OF RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES ACCESSING A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:randomly selecting a number from a range of numbers extending between a lower bound and an upper bound;
contending for access to a shared radio frequency spectrum band by performing an extended clear channel assessment (CCA) procedure over a plurality of CCA slots, the plurality of CCA slots comprising a first number of CCA slots equal to the upper bound; and
winning contention for access to the shared radio frequency spectrum band after determining, while performing the extended CCA procedure, that the shared radio frequency spectrum band is available for a second number of CCA slots equal to the randomly selected number.

US Pat. No. 10,812,210

INDICATION OF TRANSMITTED SS BLOCKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for indicating transmitted synchronization signal (SS) blocks comprising:determining a group set of at least one SS block group to be transmitted within a SS burst set;
identifying a group transmission configuration index associated with the group set; and
transmitting the group transmission configuration index to a user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,810,021

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR STORAGE RETREIVAL

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method for storage retrieval, comprising:receiving, from a computing device, a request for software application content,
wherein the request comprises a first field identifier, and
wherein the software application content is a user interface portion of a software application;
submitting, in response to the request, a query to a content repository, for at least one asset comprising the first field identifier;
receiving, from the content repository and in response to the query, a first asset comprising the first field identifier and a second asset comprising the first field identifier, the first asset and the second asset defining content for a same displayed portion of the user interface portion;
extracting a first variability tag from the first asset and a second variability tag from the second asset based on the first asset having a matching asset property value to the second asset, the first variability tag specifying a first context of the software application and the second variability tag specifying a second context of the software application;
selecting, from the first asset and the second asset, the first asset based on the first variability tag and the second variability tag; and
transmitting, to the computing device, the first asset as the software application content.

US Pat. No. 10,807,468

DRIVE APPARATUS

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A hydraulic drive apparatus, comprising:a housing forming an internal sump;
a hydraulic drive mechanism disposed in the internal sump;
at least one axle engaged to and driven by the hydraulic drive mechanism, the at least one axle extending out of the housing;
a vent port formed in a portion of the housing and extending between an external surface of the housing and the internal sump; and
a vent assembly disposed in the vent port, the vent assembly comprising:
a main fitting having a bottom member having an inner surface forming a floor, an outer surface opposite the inner surface and a periphery, and a fitting sidewall extending upwardly from the periphery to encircle the floor;
a vent cap secured to an upper portion of the fitting sidewall and comprising a top surface member and a cap sidewall extending downwardly from the top surface member, wherein the fitting sidewall, the vent cap and the floor form a basin;
a valve disposed in the main fitting;
an opening formed in the floor;
a cylindrical lower section extending downwardly from the outer surface of the bottom member to form a primary passage between the opening and the internal sump, wherein the cylindrical lower section is disposed in the vent port;
a tower member extending upwardly from the floor to the vent cap, the tower member surrounding the opening; and
a passage formed in the tower member to permit fluid flow between the opening and the basin.

US Pat. No. 10,806,900

INSERTION DEVICE WITH INTERFACE PAD AND METHODS OF MAKING

C. R. Bard. Inc., Frankl...

1. A method of manufacturing an insertion assembly, comprising:forming a catheter assembly including a catheter hub and a catheter;
inserting a needle into the catheter assembly such that a distal tip of the needle extends distal of a distal end of the catheter; and
permanently adhering an interface pad to the catheter hub, the interface pad including:
a foam material including a haemostatic agent; and
a proximal end having an outer diameter substantially similar to a distal end of the catheter hub.

US Pat. No. 10,806,585

TRANSLUCENT IN-VIVO INDWELLING DEVICE AND UTILIZATION THEREOF

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A system for inputting or outputting information to and from a brain, the system comprising:an optical device configured to replace a part of a skull covering the brain so as to allow the brain to be viewed, the optical device comprising:
a base material: (i) having a translucent region which is a laser medium and contains a rare-earth doped fluorapatite, and (ii) configured to function as a laser oscillation device;
an incident mirror disposed on a body surface side of the translucent region opposite to the brain; and
an exit mirror or a Fresnel reflection disposed: (i) in opposition to the incident mirror, and (ii) on an internal surface side of the translucent region adjacent to the brain, and
a device configured to: (i) output information via laser light from inside the brain through the translucent region, or (ii) input information via laser light from outside the brain through the translucent region,
wherein:
the rare-earth doped fluorapatite contains at least one of Nd and Yb in a single crystal particle of a single crystal fluorapatite or crystal particles of polycrystalline fluorapatite, and
the rare-earth doped fluorapatite has a porosity of less than 0.2%.

US Pat. No. 10,813,233

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
an inner plate coupled to a rear portion of the display panel;
a rear cover configured to cover a rear portion of the inner plate, the rear cover including:
a first cover coupled to the rear portion of the inner plate; and
a second cover spaced apart from the rear portion of the inner plate to define a space within the display device; and
a component module including components configured to drive the display panel, wherein the component module is configured to be inserted into the space through a lower portion of the display device and engage with a mount disposed within the second cover,
wherein the first cover of the rear cover is configured to cover upper portions of the display panel and the inner plate; and
wherein the second cover of the rear cover is configured to cover lower portions of the display panel and the inner plate.

US Pat. No. 10,813,225

RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) LABEL OR CONDUCTIVE TRACE THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTING METHOD

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for forming an electric circuit, comprising:supplying a metal layer and a carrier to a print head from a ribbon supply reel;
supplying a sacrificial print medium to the print head from a sacrificial print medium supply reel;
placing the metal layer in physical contact with the sacrificial print medium;
heating the carrier to which the metal layer is attached, wherein a heating pattern applied to the carrier is a first pattern;
heating a first portion of the metal layer attached to the carrier, wherein a heating pattern applied to the first portion of the metal layer approximates the first pattern;
attaching the first portion of the metal layer to the sacrificial print medium;
separating the carrier from the sacrificial print medium, wherein:
during the separating, the first portion of the metal layer remains attached to the sacrificial print medium and detaches from the carrier;
during the separating, a second portion of the metal layer remains attached to the carrier; and
the second portion of the metal layer has a second pattern that is a reverse image of the first pattern;
processing the second portion of the metal layer to form at least a portion of the electric circuit from the second portion of the metal layer;
collecting the second portion of the metal layer on a circuit substrate take-up reel subsequent to the separating of the carrier and the sacrificial print medium; and
collecting the first portion of the metal layer and the sacrificial print medium on a sacrificial print medium take-up reel subsequent to the separating of the carrier and the sacrificial print medium.

US Pat. No. 10,813,211

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD LAYOUT FOR MITIGATING NEAR-END CROSSTALK

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method, comprising:receiving endpoints for a plurality of a traces of a printed circuit board,
wherein the traces comprise a first pair of parallel transmission lines located on a geometrical plane within the printed circuit board, and
wherein the first pair of parallel transmission lines is characterized by a core height distance from the geometrical plane to a first ground on a first side of the printed circuit board from the geometrical plane and is characterized by a prepreg height distance from the geometrical plane to a second ground on a second side of the printed circuit board opposite from the first side from the geometrical plane; and
generating a layout for the traces on the printed circuit board between endpoints of the traces based, at least in part, on one or more design rules, wherein the one or more design rules comprise a first rule defining a ratio of the core height to the prepreg height of the printed circuit board is approximately equal to one,
wherein the step of generating the layout for the traces comprises generating an initial layout according to a first design rule such that an intra-group spacing between the first pair and a second pair of parallel transmission lines originating at a same source as the first pair measured at a point at which the first pair is closest to the second pair is greater than approximately five times the prepreg height, and
wherein the step of generating the initial layout is performed according to a second design rule such that an inter-group spacing between the first pair and a third pair of parallel transmission lines originating at a different source as the first pair measured at a point at which the first pair is closest to the second pair is less than approximately seven times the prepreg height.

US Pat. No. 10,813,199

COMBINED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH AN INTEGRATED DIMMING CONTROL SYSTEM

DOLAN DESIGNS INCORPORATE...

1. A linear chandelier, comprising:an elongated fixture body;
a first set of one or more lights extending along one or more elongated sides or ends of the fixture body producing ambient light;
a translucent shade that extends around the fixture body to cover the first set of lights;
a second set of one or more lights extending down from the fixture body that are not visible when looking at the chandelier from a straight on front view;
a lower cover with a textured surface attached on a bottom side of the fixture body and surrounding the second set of lights; and
one or more grazing lights extending around a perimeter of a bottom side of the fixture body producing a grazing light on the textured surface of the lower cover.

US Pat. No. 10,813,191

METHOD OF LIVESTOCK REARING AND A LIVESTOCK SHED

GREENGAGE LIGHTING LTD, ...

1. A method of livestock rearing, comprising:providing a livestock shed having a floor area over which livestock can move freely;
providing a plurality of lights arranged to illuminate respective different regions of the floor area so that, collectively, the lights are able to illuminate substantially all of the floor area;
providing a plurality of cameras arranged to view respective different regions of the floor area so that, collectively, the cameras are able to view substantially all of the floor area;
providing livestock in the livestock shed on the floor area;
providing a controller operatively connected to the lights and to the cameras;
receiving and analysing signals from the cameras with the controller;
controlling, with the controller, at least one of the lights to adjust illumination provided to the floor area by said at least one of the lights in a manner dependent on the signals from the cameras, wherein said adjustment of the illumination comprises adjusting a wavelength spectrum of the illumination,
wherein the controller is capable of controlling each one of the lights separately from the other lights;
wherein the method further includes a response of the livestock of a predetermined desired nature, said response being caused by said adjustment of the illumination provided to the floor area by said at least one of the lights;
wherein said analysis of the signals indicates an undesirable circumstance and the response of the livestock at least partially remedies or circumvents the undesirable circumstance;
wherein the undesirable circumstance is an undesirable characteristic or behavior of the livestock and wherein said predetermined desired response eliminates or reduces the undesirable characteristic or behavior; and
wherein the undesirable characteristic or behaviour is:
movement of the livestock at a non-optimal speed and the response is a change in speed of the livestock so that the speed of the livestock approaches the optimal speed; or
congregation of the livestock and the response is dispersal of the congregation.

US Pat. No. 10,813,178

INDUCTION COIL FOR AN INDUCTION HEATING APPLIANCE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction coil for an induction cooking hob, wherein:the induction coil comprises at least one base plate and at least one winding arrangement disposed below the base plate,
the winding arrangement includes at least one portion of high winding concentration defined as an area below the base plate where at least two coils are adjacent each other, and at least one portion of low winding concentration defined as an area below the base plate that is free of a coil,
the winding arrangement includes at least two coils,
the base plate includes at least one conductive portion and at least one non-conductive portion,
the at least one conductive portion of the base plate is arranged above the at least one portion of high winding concentration of the winding arrangement,
at least a part of the at least one non-conductive portion of the base plate is arranged above the at least one portion of low winding concentration of the winding arrangement but not above the at least one portion of high winding concentration of the winding arrangement,
the conductive portion of the base plate is made by at least one conductive material, and
the non-conductive portion of the base plate is made by at least one non-conductive material and/or formed by at least one cut-out in the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,813,175

DEFROSTING INFRARED WINDOWS USING TRANSPARENT METALLIC NANOSTRUCTURES

UNM Rainforest Innovation...

1. A self-defrosting/de-icing window comprising:a plurality of nanowires disposed throughout the window; and
said plurality of nono wires resistively heated; and
said plurality of nano wires are formed into non-intersecting, non-linear paths that render said plurality of nano wires optically transparent.

US Pat. No. 10,813,166

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GROUP COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing group communication by a terminal, the method comprising:setting, by the terminal, a selection condition for target terminals to perform group communication based on a position of the terminal and transmitting, by the terminal, configuration information comprising the selection condition to a server that provides the group communication;
transmitting, by the terminal, a request for the group communication to the server after transmitting the configuration information comprising the selection condition;
receiving, from the server by the terminal, a control message for group communication with selected terminals, located in a predetermined distance from the terminal, that satisfy the selection condition; and
transmitting, by the terminal, media data to the selected terminals via the server,
wherein a group for the group communication is released when the position of the terminal is changed by a threshold value or greater, or an action for the group communication does not occur for a predetermined time,
wherein the position of the terminal is a position corresponding to a time when the terminal activates the group communication, and
wherein the setting of the selection condition comprises:
receiving announcement messages from adjacent terminals, each of the announcement messages comprising state information indicating whether or not a user of an adjacent terminal is busy or occupied and location information of the adjacent terminal;
obtaining state information and location information of each of the adjacent terminals from the received announcement messages; and
setting the selection condition based on the state information and the location information.

US Pat. No. 10,813,154

ENABLING INTERFACE AGGREGATION OF MOBILE BROADBAND NETWORK INTERFACES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method within a computer hardware system implementing an application layer and a data link layer, comprising:identifying, using a network fusion layer disposed between the application layer and the data link layer, a first portion of network traffic from the application layer;
identifying, using the network fusion layer, a second portion of the network traffic from the application layer;
routing, using the network fusion layer, the first portion to a first network interface associated with a computing network; and
routing, using the network fusion layer, the second portion to a second network interface associated with a mobile phone network, wherein
the identifying and the routing of the first and second portions occurs simultaneously, and wherein
the network fusion layer includes:
a data composer configured to assemble and disassemble a communication request associated with the network traffic;
a session handler configured to establish a communication session between a source entity and at least one destination entity associated with the network traffic;
a flow controller configured to moderate transmission speed of the network traffic transmitted over a plurality of network links.

US Pat. No. 10,813,142

APPARATUS OF PAGING MOBILE DEVICES

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle computer system (VCS) configured to communicate with one or more mobile devices, comprising:a first processor configured to automatically create a priority list by utilizing one or more factors associated with communication activity between the vehicle computer system and the one or more mobile devices, wherein the priority list includes instructions to pair one or more mobile devices with the VCS and indicates an order of connecting to the one or more mobile devices; and a wireless transceiver including a second processor configured to: receive the priority list from the first processor; establish a wireless connection with one or more mobile devices based on the priority list;
wherein the one or more factors include whether the one or more mobile devices are connected most frequently during a time period.

US Pat. No. 10,813,139

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING SAME

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication method of a wireless communication terminal, the method comprising:receiving, from an access point, a trigger frame indicating uplink transmission of one or more users, wherein the trigger frame allocates at least one of a dedicated access slot or a random access slot; and
performing uplink transmission to the access point in response to the trigger frame;
wherein the performing uplink transmission further comprises:
when the terminal is designated to the dedicated access slot, performing the uplink transmission through the dedicated access slot without a contention, and
when the terminal is not designated to the dedicated access slot, performing the uplink transmission through the random access slot with a contention.

US Pat. No. 10,813,136

DUAL CONNECTIVITY WITH A NETWORK THAT UTILIZES AN UNLICENSED FREQUENCY SPECTRUM

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a first base station, comprising:receiving, from a user equipment, an indication of a capability for standalone operation in a first Radio Access Technology (RAT) that utilizes an unlicensed frequency spectrum and a dual connectivity capability involving the first RAT and a second RAT that utilizes a licensed frequency spectrum, wherein dual connectivity comprises the user equipment being connected to a master base station on a first frequency and a secondary base station on a second frequency at a same time; and
signaling, to the user equipment, an indication of a set of procedures for dual connectivity communication with the master base station and the secondary base station, wherein the set of procedures corresponds to a level of support for the first RAT at the first base station, and wherein the first base station signals a first set of procedures for the dual connectivity communication when the level of support at the first base station is at higher layers of the first RAT and the first base station signals a second set of procedures for the dual connectivity communication when the level of support at the first base station extends to lower layers of the first RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,813,125

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING BACKHAUL SIGNALING MECHANISM FOR NEW RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for supporting a backhaul signaling in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a first transmission and reception point (TRP), a dynamic indication from a second TRP via backhaul signaling; and
handling, by the first TRP, priorities of usage scenarios according to the dynamic indication,
wherein the dynamic indication is received with assist of a macro TRP.

US Pat. No. 10,813,115

SCHEDULING OF UPLINK TRANSPORT BLOCKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of preparing data for wireless transmission from a user equipment, comprising:initializing a memory access counter at a beginning of a first packet processing time interval of a wireless transmit time interval;
determining a plurality of data blocks to be transmitted during the wireless transmit time interval;
for each respective data block in the plurality of data blocks:
comparing a value of the memory access counter to a threshold value;
if the value of the memory access counter is less than or equal to the threshold value:
mapping the respective data block to a location in one of a plurality of wireless uplink transport blocks; and
incrementing the value of the memory access counter if a packet processing event associated with the respective data block will occur during the first packet processing time interval of the wireless transmit time interval; and
if the value of the memory access counter is greater than the threshold value:
bypassing the respective data block during the first packet processing time interval; and
transmitting a plurality of mapped data blocks during the wireless transmit time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,813,114

TIMING METHOD FOR TIME DIVISION DUPLEX COMMUNICATION, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A timing method for time division duplex communication, wherein the method comprises:determining, for a given radio frame structure, whether grouping needs to be performed on uplink short transmission time intervals (sTTIs) and/or downlink sTTIs; and
when grouping needs to be performed on the uplink sTTIs and the downlink sTTIs, grouping and pairing the uplink sTTIs and the downlink sTTIs, adding first indication information to control signaling, and sending the control signaling to user equipment, wherein the first indication information is used to indicate an uplink sTTI sequence number in an uplink sTTI group for uplink data transmission or feedback to downlink data scheduling, and the uplink sTTI group is corresponding to a downlink sTTI group for uplink data scheduling or downlink data scheduling;
when grouping needs to be performed only on the uplink sTTIs, grouping the uplink sTTIs into one group, wherein during uplink data scheduling, all downlink sTTIs that are at an interval of (k) or more sTTIs from the uplink sTTIs in the uplink sTTI group are usable for sending uplink data scheduling instructions, and (k) is a preset minimum scheduling gap and (k) is an integer greater than zero; and adding second indication information to control signaling, wherein the second indication information is used to indicate an uplink sTTI sequence number in an uplink sTTI group for uplink data transmission; or
when grouping does not need to be performed on the uplink sTTIs or the downlink sTTIs, instructing to transmit uplink data or send feedback to downlink data scheduling in a first uplink sTTI that is at an interval of (k) or more sTTIs from a downlink sTTI in which an uplink or downlink data scheduling instruction is sent.

US Pat. No. 10,813,102

LOCATING EXTERNAL INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Spectrum Effect Inc., Ki...

1. A method for locating a source of interference external to a wireless telecommunications network, the method comprising:receiving signal strength measurement data for measurements taken by a plurality of cellular antennas;
establishing a grid of pixels that represents an area associated with the plurality of cellular antennas;
assigning an elevation value to each pixel in the grid; and
determining respective probability values for pixels in the grid using elevation data for the plurality of cellular antennas, wherein the probability values represent a probability that the source of interference is located at the respective pixels,
wherein the probability values are determined using antenna gain based on the elevation values of the pixels and the elevation data for the cellular antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,813,100

MANAGING DOWNLINK AND UPLINK RESOURCES FOR LOW COST USER EQUIPMENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining at least a first bandwidth part, comprising a first portion of a system bandwidth, for resources available for downlink data transmissions;
determining at least a second bandwidth part, comprising a second portion of the system bandwidth, for resources available for uplink transmission, wherein a bandwidth size of the second portion available for uplink transmission is greater than the bandwidth size of the first portion available for downlink transmission, wherein:
determining the at least a first bandwidth part comprises determining a plurality of bandwidth parts for resources available for downlink data transmission, or determining the at least a second bandwidth part comprises determining a plurality of bandwidth parts for resources available for uplink transmission, or both; and
at least some of the plurality of bandwidth parts for resources available for downlink data transmission have different bandwidth sizes, or at least some of the plurality of bandwidth parts for resources available for uplink transmission have different bandwidth sizes, or both; and
communicating with a network using the determined downlink and uplink resources.

US Pat. No. 10,813,094

WIDEBAND BEACON CHANNEL FOR FREQUENCY HOPPING SYSTEMS

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A network node of a network, the network node configured to:transmit a beacon packet on a wideband, non-frequency hopping beacon channel;
receive a request from a node to join the network, in response to the beacon packet; and
communicate, with the node on a plurality of narrowband, frequency hopping channels, after adding the node to the network.

US Pat. No. 10,813,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPORTING DATA RECEPTION STATUS

JRD COMMUNICATION INC., ...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment having a first wireless interface for establishing a communication link with an eNodeB of an LTE Radio Access Network, and a second wireless interface for establishing a communication link with a Wi-Fi Access Point, the method comprising:receiving, by the User Equipment, Packet Data Units, PDUs, encoded using a Packet Data Convergence Protocol, PDCP, via the first or second wireless interface;
deriving, by the User Equipment, PDCP sequence numbers from successfully received PDCP PDUs;
from the derived PDCP sequence numbers deriving, by the User Equipment, missing PDCP sequence numbers and a number of missing PDCP sequence numbers; and
sending to the eNodeB, by the User Equipment in response to a request for an LTE WLAN Aggregation, LWA, PDCP status report by the eNodeB, an LWA PDCP Status Report derived at least in part from the sequence numbers of the successfully received PDCP PDUs and including the number of missing PDCP sequence numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,812,852

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATION BASED BROADCAST CHANNEL SELECTION AND UPDATE FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Charter Communcations Ope...

1. A method for location based broadcast channel selection and update, the method comprising:determining a location of a mobile device;
checking whether the location is within a current location area;
querying a license server with the location if the location is beyond the current location area;
receiving a list of television broadcast channels associated with the location;
mapping the received list of television broadcast channels as compared with a current list of television broadcast channels; and
reconfiguring the mobile device with the mapped list of television broadcast channels.

US Pat. No. 10,812,216

COOPERATIVE MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT DOWNLINK SCHEDULING

XCOM Labs, Inc., San Die...

22. A network system comprising:antenna elements; and
means for scheduling wireless communications, the means for scheduling wireless communications configured to:
receive, via at least one antenna element included in the antenna elements, channel state information for a user equipment, the channel state information identifying a quality of a transmission from one or more of the antenna elements to the user equipment;
based at least in part on the channel state information and additional network system information, determine a downlink data transmission mode to the user equipment; and
cause transmission of active set data to the user equipment, wherein the active set data identifies one or more serving nodes to provide a wireless downlink transmission service to the user equipment in the downlink data transmission mode.

US Pat. No. 10,812,209

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVISION OF TIMING FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for provisioning timing to a first network slice of a communication network, the method comprising:receiving, by a timing slice controller within a timing slice different than the first network slice, a base time reference signal, the timing slice connected to the first network slice via a timing exposure function (TEF);
receiving, by the timing slice controller, one or more network slice configuration parameters including a location of a timing device associated with the timing slice;
determining, by the timing slice controller, one or more timing synchronization information based at least in part on the base time reference signal and the one or more network slice configuration parameters; and
transmitting, by the timing slice controller, the timing synchronization information to the TEF within the timing slice for delivery to a node within the first network slice, the timing synchronization enabling the node to derive a time corresponding to the base time reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,811,612

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. An organic electroluminescence device comprising:a cathode,
an anode, and
an emitting layer disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein
the emitting layer comprises a compound represented by the following formula (1A) and a compound represented by the following formula (43D):

wherein in the formula (1A),
R11 to R18 are independently a hydrogen atom;
at least one of R11 to R18 is a deuterium atom;
adjacent two or more of R11 to R14 do not form a ring and adjacent two or more of R15 to R18 do not form a ring;
L11 and L12 are independently a single bond, an unsubstituted phenylene group, or an unsubstituted naphthylene group; and
Ar11 and Ar12 are independently an unsubstituted phenyl group, or an unsubstituted naphthyl group;

wherein in the formula (43D),
R4611 is a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted alkyl group including 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an unsubstituted cycloalkyl group including 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms, —Si(R911)(R912)(R913), or —N(R914)(R915),
R4612 to R4615 are independently an unsubstituted alkyl group including 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an unsubstituted cycloalkyl group including 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms, or —Si(R911)(R912)(R913);
R911 to R913 are independently an unsubstituted alkyl group including 1 to 6 carbon atoms or an unsubstituted aryl group including 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms; and
R914 to R915 are independently an unsubstituted aryl group including 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,810,676

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING THE DENSITY OF DATA SURROUNDING AN EVENT

Sensormatic Electronics, ...

1. A computer program product tangibly stored on a non-transitory computer readable hardware storage device, the computer program product for controlling operation of sensors at a physical premises, the computer program product comprising instructions to cause a processor to:receive a message corresponding to a prediction of an impending insurable event at the physical premises, wherein the prediction is based on analysis performed by one or more unsupervised learning models on sensor information collected from one or more sensors deployed at the premises, and wherein the prediction includes a period of time the predicted insurable event is likely to occur;
process the received message according to an algorithm that is selected in accordance with the predicted insurable event, the algorithm producing one or more commands to modify operation of one or more specific sensors of a plurality of sensor devices that collect the sensor information at the physical premises;
send the commands that modify the operation of the one or more specific sensors to the one or more specific sensors at the physical premises prior to the period of time;
collect the sensor information from the plurality of sensor devices deployed at the premises; and
store the sensor information in a persistent storage system.

US Pat. No. 10,810,537

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC STORAGE AREAS

Luxer Corporation, Sacra...

1. A method comprising:receiving at a storage system information related to an article for an intended recipient, the storage system including at least a processor system having at least one processor, a network interface, a memory system storing one or more machine instructions on one or more non-transitory computer readable media, and a set of storage areas having locks;
searching, by the storage system, for the intended recipient based on the information related to the article, in the storage system;
in response to the searching, automatically unlocking, by the storage system, one of the locks that is associated with a given storage area, therein allowing the article to be received in the given storage area of the set of storage areas, the given storage area being automatically determined, by the storage system, in response to the searching, regardless of whether the intended recipient was found during the searching;
if the intended recipient was not found by the searching, the automatically unlocking, by the storage system, allowing of the article to be received occurs prior to identifying the intended recipient; and
automatically sending, by the storage system, a notification to the intended recipient, regardless of whether the intended recipient was found during the searching, to pick up the article at the given storage area, if information is available for where to send the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,809,032

LIGHTWEIGHT, DURABLE, HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUSTAINING SOUND SUPPRESSOR DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC-FIRE SMALL ARMS

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

15. A device, comprising:a first end cap having a bullet exiting aperture;
a second end cap having a weapon barrel connector;
a tubular sleeve having a main chamber through which a bullet passes, a first end coupled to the first end cap, a second end coupled to the second end cap and an insulating liner layer of material, being configured for sustained temperatures up to 1260° C., and to suppress sound of a muzzle blast from the bullet passing through the main chamber; and
a pressure release mechanism below the main chamber, the pressure release mechanism comprises a pressure valve, a pressure release port and a pressure release chamber being configured to channel excess blast exhaust from the main chamber, passing through the pressure valve, away from a path of the bullet and out through the pressure release port oriented to expel the exhaust from a side of the tubular sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,808,738

METHOD FOR THE SUPPLY OF COMPRESSED AIR TO A COMPRESSED-AIR CONSUMER, VALVE DEVICE AND DATA CARRIER WITH A COMPUTER PROGRAM

1. A method for the supply of compressed air to a compressed-air consumer, the compressed air consumer having a first working chamber and a second working chamber, which are fluidically separated, and kinematically coupled,wherein the first working chamber is assigned to a first valve arrangement,
wherein the second working chamber is assigned to a second valve arrangement,
wherein the first valve arrangement and the second valve arrangement are independently controlled by a process controller for switching the first and second valve arrangement between a blocking position, a first functional position which allows a fluidically communicating connection of the respective working chamber with a fluid source and a second functional position which allows a fluidically communicating connection of the respective working chamber with a fluid sink,
the method comprising:
providing a movement task for the compressed-air consumer to the process controller;
determining with the process controller a supply pressure, a first working chamber pressure, a second working chamber pressure, and a discharge pressure;
calculating with the process controller a first a fluid mass flow development in the first working chamber, which is necessary to fulfil the movement task for the compressed air consumer;
calculating with the process controller a second fluid mass flow development in the second working chamber, which is necessary to fulfil the movement task for the compressed air consumer;
calculating a first flow value for the first valve arrangement based on the supply pressure and the first working chamber pressure and a first flow function, said first flow function being related with the first valve arrangement;
calculating a second flow value for the second valve arrangement based on the supply pressure and the second working chamber pressure and a second flow function, said second flow function being related with the second valve arrangement;
calculating a first conductivity value based on the first flow value and the first fluid mass flow development;
calculating a second conductivity value based on the second flow value and the second fluid mass flow development;
determining a first actuating energy for energizing the first valve arrangement;
determining a second actuating energy for energizing the second valve arrangement;
providing the first actuating energy to the first valve arrangement to set a first fluid mass flow;
providing the second actuating energy to the second valve arrangement to set a second fluid mass flow;
providing the first fluid mass flow to the first working chamber to fulfil the movement task; and
providing the second fluid mass flow to the second working chamber to fulfil the movement task.

US Pat. No. 10,808,490

BUOYANT SYSTEM FOR INSTALLING A CASING STRING

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A sealing device, comprising:a tubular body having a bore;
a collet seat having a plurality of collets releasably coupled to the tubular body;
a frangible sealing element disposed in the collet seat and blocking fluid communication through the bore, the collet seat longitudinally supporting the frangible sealing element in the tubular body; and
a releasable sleeve releasably attached to the tubular body and retaining the collet seat against the tubular body, wherein the collet seat is longitudinally movable relative to the tubular body upon release from the tubular body, wherein the collet seat is in a first longitudinal position when retained by the sleeve, and wherein the collet seat, when released from the sleeve, is movable to a second longitudinal position while supporting the sealing element.

US Pat. No. 10,807,541

SURFACE STRUCTURE OF ARTICLE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A surface structure of an article, comprising:a surface which has a plurality of concave portions on the surface and intervals relative to each of the plurality of concave portions,
wherein each of the plurality of concave portions has a curvature radius ranging from 1 mm to 2 mm at a cross section edge, and has a plurality of fine convex portions arranged next to one another at least on a surface of the edge of each of the plurality of concave portions,
wherein each of the plurality of fine convex portions has a diameter ranging from 15 ?m to 40 ?m, and a height ranging from 15 ?m to less than 30 ?m,
wherein centers of the concave portions are disposed in position to correspond to an apex of a regular hexagon in a planar view, and
wherein each of the plurality of concave portions has a diameter ranging from 1.6 mm to 2.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,807,531

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM FOR AN AMUSEMENT RIDE

Universal City Studios LL...

1. An amusement ride system, comprising:a ride area;
a viewing area;
a ride vehicle configured to move within the ride area and relative to the viewing area;
a plurality of transparent displays fixedly positioned between the ride area and the viewing area and configured to enable viewing of the ride vehicle from the viewing area; and
a controller comprising one or more memory devices and one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
receive a sensor signal indicative of a position of the ride vehicle within the ride area; and
control an augmented reality image on the plurality of transparent displays based on the position of the ride vehicle such that the augmented reality image is viewable together with the ride vehicle via the plurality of transparent displays, and the augmented reality image is configured to move across each of the plurality of transparent displays in coordination with movement of the ride vehicle relative to the viewing area.

US Pat. No. 10,806,844

DIALYSIS SOLUTION WASTE MINIMIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Fresenius Medical Care Ho...

1. A dialysis system for conducting a dialysis treatment, comprising:one or more dialysate containers arranged and configured to hold dialysate;
a dialysis machine for transferring dialysate from the one or more dialysate containers to a patient;
a warmer pouch insertable into the dialysis machine, the warmer pouch arranged and configured to receive a volume of dialysate from the one or more dialysate containers, the warmer pouch being arranged and configured to change the volume of dialysate from a first temperature to a second temperature, the second temperature being greater than the first temperature;
a dialysate reservoir container arranged and configured to receive diverted dialysate;
wherein, the dialysis machine is configured to:
flow the dialysate from the one or more dialysate containers to the patient via the warmer pouch;
detect for the volume of the dialysate, a temperature of the dialysate volume, wherein the detected temperature of the dialysate volume is compared to a predetermined maximum temperature;
divert the volume of dialysate to the dialysate reservoir container in response to the detected temperature exceeding the predetermined maximum temperature;
determine a total amount of the volume of dialysate delivered to the patient;
determine if the diverted volume of dialysate is acceptable for delivery to the patient;
in response to determining that the total amount of the volume of dialysate delivered to the patient is below a dialysate treatment volume and determining that the diverted volume of dialysate is acceptable for delivery, transferring the diverted volume of dialysate from the dialysate reservoir container to the patient; and
in response to determining that the total amount of the volume of dialysate delivered to the patient is below a dialysate treatment volume and determining that the diverted volume of dialysate is unacceptable for delivery, transmitting an alarm or an alert.

US Pat. No. 10,806,571

INFLATABLE DEVICE FOR IMPROVING PHYSIOLOGICAL CARDIAC FLOW

Harmony Development Group...

1. A flow-vectoring implant for altering physiological intracardiac flow in a human heart, the flow-vectoring implant comprising:a structural member comprising a central member extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a beam disposed perpendicularly at the distal end of the central member, the beam extending from a first end to a second end, the first and second ends each curving towards the proximal end;
an inflatable paddle operably coupled to the structural member and comprising one or more chambers for receiving an inflating fluid, the inflatable paddle extending from the proximal end of the central member to the distal end of the central member, the inflatable paddle having an anterior side and a posterior side, the inflatable paddle including a proximal portion, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion,
a tether having a proximal end, a distal end, and a conduit therethrough, the distal end of the tether operably coupled to the proximal end of the inflatable paddle; and
an apical base plate assembly operably coupled to the proximal end of the tether;
wherein the proximal portion tapers distally from a first diameter at the proximal end to a second diameter at a first intermediate position of the inflatable paddle, wherein the second diameter is greater than the first diameter,
wherein the intermediate portion tapers distally from the second diameter at the first intermediate position of the inflatable paddle to a third diameter at a second intermediate position of the inflatable paddle, the second taper rate greater than the first taper rate, the third diameter greater than the second diameter;
wherein the distal portion tapers distally from the third diameter at the second intermediate position of the inflatable paddle to the first diameter at the distal end,
wherein the inflatable paddle and the apical base plate assembly are configured to reshape the ventricular wall by transducting cardiac forces of the heart when the inflatable paddle is engaged with a valve and the apical base plate assembly is attached to an apex of the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,813,261

MOUNTING DEVICE, SETTING DEVICE, MOUNTING SYSTEM, MOUNTING METHOD, AND SETTING METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting device comprising:a collecting section configured to move a component for which imaging conditions are defined with a range including multiple values to an arrangement position in a state with multiple of the components collected;
an imaging section configured to image the multiple components held by the collecting section; and
a control section configured to, when the collecting section is holding the multiple components that include imaging conditions with ranges that are not the same, cause the imaging section to image the multiple components using imaging conditions with a shared value among the ranges defined for the multiple components held by the collecting section.

US Pat. No. 10,813,260

COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting device, comprising:a head that includes an engaged member and a plurality of nozzles, each of the nozzles configured to hold a component and mount the component at a predetermined position on a printed circuit board;
storage means mounted on a base of the component mounting device for storing a plurality of exchangeable heads each including an identification code;
memory means for storing a correspondence relationship between the identification code and a head type;
head holding means for detachably holding the head, the head holding means including an engagement member which engages with the engaged member to hold the head;
head movement means mounted on the base for moving the head holding means;
reading means for reading the identification code of each of the plurality of exchangeable heads stored in the storage means; and
control means for recognizing the head type of each of the plurality of exchangeable heads stored in the storage means based on the correspondence relationship and the identification code read by the reading means, determining whether an exchange target head is present among the plurality of exchangeable heads, the exchange target head being required for a next operation of the component mounting device, controlling one or both of the head holding means and the head movement means to perform head exchanging operations to exchange the head held in the head holding means for the exchange target head which is determined to be stored in the storage means,
wherein a relative height of the engaged member varies based on the head type, and
wherein the control means determines the relative height of the engaged member based on the identification code and during the head exchanging operations a lowered position of the head holding means is set based on the relative height of the engaged member.

US Pat. No. 10,813,259

BOARD WORK MACHINE AND INSERTION METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board work machine comprising:a holding tool configured to hold a leaded component;
a moving device configured to move the holding tool along an upper surface of a board; and
a control device configured to control operation of the moving device, wherein
the control device, by controlling operation of the moving device, moves a lead of the leaded component being held by the holding tool in a state contacting the upper surface of the board while pushing the lead against the board with a pushing force within a range in which the lead is elastically deformed so as to insert the lead into a through-hole formed in the board.

US Pat. No. 10,813,258

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter, comprising:a component supply device configured to supply multiple types of components, the multiple types of components each having a different shape in plan view, the component supply device including multiple component supply units arranged on the component supply device, the multiple component supply units including multiple component support sections arranged in a row in a horizontal plane, each of the component support sections configured to support the multiple types of components in a scattered state;
an imaging device configured to image the multiple types of components supported by the component support sections;
a holding tool movable over each of the component support sections and configured to hold one of the multiple types of components supported by the multiple component support sections;
a moving device configured to move the component holding tool to a position above the component support sections; and
a control section configured to
acquire identification information for identifying a target type among the multiple types of components, the identification information is information related to a form of the target type from multiple viewpoints,
extract target image data which matches the acquired identification information from image data imaged by the imaging device,
calculate a position and orientation of a component of the target type in the extracted image data, and
control the moving device and the holding tool to hold the component of the target type based on the calculated position and orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,813,257

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ABSORBING MATERIAL

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

15. A fibrous carbon nanohorn aggregate comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes and a plurality of single-walled carbon nanohorns, wherein the plurality of carbon nanotubes is contained discontinuously inside the fibrous carbon nanohorn aggregate and the plurality of single-walled carbon nanohorns is gathered radially to the side face of the carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,813,256

EXTERNAL STRUCTURE HEAT SINK

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method, comprising:providing a structure having an electrical component support site;
determining a configuration of heat-producing components of an electrical component;
providing at the electrical component support site on the structure an adapter with a plurality of panels, the adapter being configured to thermally couple an electrical component with the structure such that the structure serves as a heat sink for the electrical components;
arranging the panels to include heat exchangers in panels corresponding to the heat-producing components and blanks in panels not corresponding to the heat-producing components; and
coupling the electrical component to the structure via the adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,813,255

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A motor drive device comprising:a first heat radiator being plate-shaped and including a first plate surface and a second plate surface that is a reverse surface opposite from the first plate surface;
a second heat radiator being plate-shaped and being thermally connected to the first plate surface, the second heat radiator including a third plate surface including a first normal to the third plate surface intersecting a second normal to the first plate surface;
a first heat generator to drive a first motor, the first heat generator being thermally connected to the second heat radiator;
a first substrate including a first substrate surface connected to the first heat generator, the first substrate including a third normal to the first substrate surface intersecting the second normal;
a second heat generator to drive a second motor, the second heat generator being thermally connected to the first plate surface;
a second substrate including a second substrate surface connected to the second heat generator, the second substrate including a fourth normal to the second substrate surface intersecting the third normal;
a third heat radiator thermally connected to the second plate surface; and
a housing including therein the first substrate, the second substrate, the first heat generator, and the second heat generator disposed therein, the housing includes a wall which includes the first plate surface,
wherein the first substrate is parallel to the second heat radiator and the first substrate is substantially orthogonal to the second substrate, and
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate do not contact each other, there is a space between an edge of the second substrate which faces the first substrate and a face of the first substrate, and the second heat radiator is disposed in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,813,254

THERMAL MANAGEMENT AND POWER SYSTEM FOR COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE

1. A data center, comprising:a plurality of computer servers;
a cooling subsystem including a cooling fluid for removing heat from said plurality of computer servers, and collecting said cooling fluid following heating thereof by said plurality of computer servers;
a nitrogen liquefying subsystem liquefying gaseous nitrogen to form liquid nitrogen; and
a fluid return subsystem combining said liquid nitrogen and said heated cooling fluid and using said liquid nitrogen to cool said heated cooling fluid and to provide pressure for returning said heated cooling fluid, following cooling thereof, to said cooling subsystem. of said plurality of computer servers.

US Pat. No. 10,813,253

CHASSIS COOLING

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system comprising:a chassis containing compute resources that generate heat;
a chassis cooling system including:
a manifold having a plurality of portions including at least one supply portion and at least one return portion of a cooling loop to cool the compute resources;
a first plurality of pumps external to the manifold, arranged in parallel with respect to each other, and located within the chassis, the first plurality of pumps to pump a cooling resource from a heat exchanger to a cold plate within the chassis, the cold plate attached to the cooling loop and to remove at least a portion of the generated heat; and
a second plurality of pumps arranged in parallel with respect to each other and located within the chassis to pump the cooling resource within the cooling loop from the cold plate to the heat exchanger, wherein the second plurality of pumps is in series with the first plurality of pumps,
wherein each of the first plurality of pumps and the second plurality of pumps is individually mate-able and removeable, via a complementary coupling of the each pump, to the manifold; and
a controller to:
detect an operating characteristic within the chassis cooling system; and
adjust an operation of the chassis cooling system based on the operating characteristic, at least in part, by providing a command indicating that a specific computing task is being performed by the compute resources, the command to alter a specific calibration of flow and pressure to accommodate increased or decreased cooling demands for the cooling loop.

US Pat. No. 10,813,252

TAPE LIBRARY RACK MODULE WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY ISOLATED INTERIOR

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:a rack computer system configured to provide computing capacity within a data center climate inside the data center;
a tape library rack module placed at a different position in the data center than the rack computer system, the tape library rack module including:
an enclosure;
a partition structure that partitions the enclosure into a tape library unit interior portion and a support unit interior portion, such that a tape library unit climate within the tape library unit interior portion is isolated from a support unit climate within the support unit interior portion;
a tape library unit within the tape library unit interior portion;
a support unit within the support unit interior portion, the support unit to provide support to the tape library unit; and
one or more controllers to:
maintain, within the tape library unit interior portion, a tape library unit climate that is different than the data center climate and the support unit climate.

US Pat. No. 10,813,251

TITANIUM THERMAL MODULE

PiMEMS, Inc., Pleasanton...

1. A portable device, comprising:at least one thermal module containing a vapor region and a liquid region for a working fluid, disposed within an outer casing of the portable device, wherein the at least one thermal module comprises a titanium backplane, a vapor cavity and wicking structure formed on a metal substrate;
at least one heat source in thermal communication with the at least one thermal module such that heat generated by the at least one heat source is distributed throughout the portable device by the at least one thermal module; and
wherein the at least one thermal module further comprises a metal layer disposed on at least one of a top surface and a bottom surface of the at least one thermal module, wherein the metal layer is configured and disposed to at least one of receive or reduce the amount of radiation being emitted or received by the portable device.

US Pat. No. 10,813,250

WATER COOLING HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....

1. A water cooling heat dissipation structure, comprising:a first plate;
a second plate;
a plurality of heat dissipation members located between the first plate and the second plate and being stacked together to form a water cooling heat dissipation body, each of the heat dissipation members having a plurality of grooves extended therethrough, a plurality of turbulent structures provided in the grooves and at least one connecting groove communicating the grooves; the grooves and the connecting groove being extended through the heat dissipation member; the grooves being stacked to form a plurality of flow passages; the turbulent structures of the heat dissipation members being stacked to form a plurality of turbulent sections located in the flow passage; the connecting grooves of the heat dissipation members being stacked to form a connecting passage; and one side of both the first and the second plates being respectively attached to a top and a bottom side of the water cooling heat dissipation body to secure a top side and a bottom side of the flow passage,
wherein each heat dissipation member has a plurality of first heat radiation fins, which being outwardly extended from grooves adjacent thereto of each heat dissipation member; and there is a hollow portion formed between every two first heat radiation fins;
a first connecting portion provided on the first plate or one side of the water cooling heat dissipation body corresponding to the connecting passage; and
a plurality of second connecting portions provided on the first plate or one side of the water cooling heat dissipation body away from the connecting passage.

US Pat. No. 10,813,249

TUNABLE COLD PLATES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A cold plate, comprising:a body formed from a thermally conductive material and including a first thermal interface surface that is to, when the cold plate is installed in a computing device and in operation, receive by conduction heat generated by a first component of the computing device;
a liquid coolant channel extending through the body between an inlet and an outlet; and
a plurality of orifices in the first thermal interface surface that fluidly connect into the liquid coolant channel.

US Pat. No. 10,813,248

ELECTRONIC COOLING FAN WITH AIRFLOW RECIRCULATION PREVENTION DURING FAN FAILURE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a fan for cooling electronics within a chassis, the fan comprising:
a rotor with a plurality of fan blades connected thereto for generating an axial airflow during operation of the fan;
a sensor for detecting failure of the fan; and
an airflow blocking device positioned at an exhaust side of the fan and configured to prevent airflow through the fan upon detection of said fan failure, wherein the airflow blocking device is stowed in a position removed from said axial airflow generated by the fan during said operation of the fan;
wherein the airflow blocking device expands radially outwardly from a central stowed position upon said detection of said fan failure.

US Pat. No. 10,813,247

CIRCUIT BOARD AND HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE THEREOF

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat dissipating device for dissipating heat of a heat element, the heat dissipating device comprises:a base, having a plurality of fixing holes, each of the fixing holes is disposed adjacent to a periphery of the base, a connecting direction is respectively defined according to a connecting line between each two adjacent of the plurality of fixing holes;
a fin set, disposed on the base and having at least one airflow channel;
a heat pipe assembly disposed on the base and passing through the fin set and a fan assembly, disposed in the fin set to generate an airflow that flows through the at least one airflow channel,
wherein the direction of the at least one airflow channel and the connecting line direction are non-orthogonal and non-parallel in a top view of the heat dissipating device.

US Pat. No. 10,813,246

CHASSIS HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS (CH...

1. A chassis heat dissipation structure comprising:at least one server mainframe
a heat generation module with at least one heat source and at least one base seat disposed on the at least one heat source,
a chassis main body having a chassis support wherein the at least one server mainframe is disposed on the chassis support,
a thermal module having multiple fan units and at least one heat dissipation unit disposed between the fan units and the at least one server mainframe, and
at least one heat conduction unit having at least one first end in contact with the at least one base seat and a second end in contact with the at least one heat dissipation unit of the thermal module, wherein the at least one first end of the at least one heat conduction unit is a removable free end slideably inserted in the at least one base seat and the second end of the at least one heat conduction unit is a fixed end affixed to the at least one heat dissipation unit of the thermal module and the at least one heat conduction unit has a substantially constant cross-sectional area between the at least one first end and the second end and serves to conduct heat of the heat generation module to the at least one heat dissipation unit, the fan units serving to carry away and dissipate heat of the at least one heat dissipation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,813,245

APPARATUS CASE WITH A ROTATABLE AIRFLOW-BLOCKING PORTION AND SERVER THEREWITH

Wistron Corporation, New...

11. A server, comprising:an apparatus case, comprising:
a first casing member;
a second casing member, detachably engaged with the first casing member;
a driving portion, disposed on the first casing member;
a blocking portion, rotatably disposed on the second casing member; and
a rotary shaft, rotatably disposed on the second casing member and connected to the blocking portion; and
a circuit board, disposed on the first casing member and comprising an expansion slot;wherein the second casing member has a first position and a second position relative to the first casing member, and when the second casing member moves from the first position to the second position, the driving portion drives the rotary shaft to rotate so that the rotary shaft drives the blocking portion to rotate above the expansion slot.

US Pat. No. 10,813,243

PHASE-CHANGE COOLING DEVICE AND PHASE-CHANGE COOLING METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A phase-change cooling device, comprising:a plurality of evaporators configured to hold respectively refrigerant receiving heat from a plurality of heat sources;
a condenser configured to generate refrigerant liquid by condensing and liquefying refrigerant vapor of the refrigerant evaporated in the plurality of evaporators;
a refrigerant vapor transport structure connecting the plurality of evaporators to the condenser and configured to transport the refrigerant vapor; and
a refrigerant liquid transport structure connecting the plurality of evaporators to the condenser and configured to transport the refrigerant liquid,
wherein the refrigerant liquid transport structure includes:
a main-liquid-pipe connected to the condenser,
a refrigerant liquid reservoir connected to the main-liquid-pipe and configured to store the refrigerant liquid, and
a plurality of sub-liquid-pipes respectively connecting the refrigerant liquid reservoir to the plurality of evaporators,
wherein the refrigerant liquid reservoir includes a container,
wherein the container includes a plurality of sub-liquid-pipe connections located on a bottom surface of a lower side and connected to the plurality of sub-liquid-pipes,
wherein each of the plurality of sub-liquid-pipes connects each of the plurality of evaporators and each of the plurality of sub-liquid-pipe connections,
wherein the container includes a main-liquid-pipe connection connected to the main-liquid-pipe and located on one of an upper surface and a side surface,
wherein each of the plurality of sub-liquid-pipe connections includes a joint, and
wherein the container includes at least two pieces of the plurality of sub-liquid-pipe connections including the joints with internal diameters, each internal diameter of the joints being different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,813,241

ASSEMBLY FORMING A CASING FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

1. An assembly forming a casing for electrical equipment, the said assembly comprising:a first casing for receiving at least a first electronic component of the electrical equipment;
a second casing for receiving at least a second electronic component of the electrical equipment;
a first wall known as the first interface wall of the first casing and a second wall known as the first interface wall of the second casing, the said walls arranged to press against one another to form the assembly;
wherein:
the first and the second casings each comprise at least a side wall respectively known as the first and second side walls, which extend respectively from the first interface wall and the second interface wall in an opposite direction relative to the other casing; and
the second side wall has an opening known as the connection opening for receiving an electrical connector and a portion surrounding the opening known as the connection portion for receiving a sealing part of the electrical connector, with the said first and second side walls arranged such that the connection portion extends towards the first casing so as to face one surface of the first side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,813,240

CONTROL BOX INCLUDING A WATER RESISTANT SEAL

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...

1. An enclosure for an outdoor air conditioning unit, comprising:a housing having an opening and a seal land adjacent to the opening, wherein the housing is a control box; and
a cover having a plurality of ribs and configured to be fastened to the housing to cover the opening such that the plurality of ribs are sealingly engaged against the seal land, wherein the cover includes an inverter box and a heat sink integrated with the inverter box, and the heat sink extends into an interior of the enclosure when the cover is fastened to the housing;
wherein the housing has first fastener holes and the cover has second fastener holes corresponding to the first fastener holes, and at least one of the fastener holes is between two of the ribs; and
wherein the housing and seal land are constructed primarily of a first material, and the cover and plurality of ribs are constructed primarily of a second material, and wherein the first material is a metal, and the second material is a plastic or a resin.

US Pat. No. 10,813,239

COOLING ARRANGEMENT

MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH,...

1. A cooling arrangement, comprising:a fluid-tight housing in which a power electronics system and a dielectric fluid for cooling the power electronics system are arranged;
wherein the dielectric fluid is in heat-transferring contact with the power electronics system and cools the power electronics system via a sloshing fluid movement of the dielectric fluid, which is provided via acceleration forces acting on the housing of the cooling arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,813,237

HOUSING FOR USING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE

ECOM INSTRUMENTS GMBH, (...

1. A housing for receiving an electronic device in an explosive atmosphere, comprising:a first housing part and a second housing part defining a housing interior for receiving the electronic device, wherein the first housing part and the second housing part are releasably connected to each other via at least one screw connection;
wherein the at least one screw connection comprises:
a screw having a screw body including an external thread, the screw body axially transitioning into a screw head that radially overreaches the screw body;
a threaded pin separate from the screw;
a recess defined in a topside of the first housing part;
a first threaded bush arranged in the recess for partially receiving the screw;
a through-opening defined in the second housing part concentric to the recess;
a second threaded bush arranged in the through-opening for partially receiving the screw and the threaded pin;
wherein the screw is arranged in the through-opening and is screwed into the first threaded bush to fasten the first housing part and the second housing part to one another; and
wherein the threaded pin is screwed into the second threaded bush.

US Pat. No. 10,813,236

COMPUTER TOWER ARCHITECTURE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A housing for an electronic device, comprising:an enclosure at least partially defining an internal volume, the enclosure comprising
a top panel, a bottom panel, a left panel, and a right panel;
the left panel and the right panel at least partially defining an exterior surface of the electronic device and at least partially defining the internal volume;
a tubular frame, the tubular frame comprising:
a first pair of tubular support members extending from the bottom panel;
a second pair of tubular support members extending from the bottom panel;
a first tubular top frame member disposed outside the internal volume and connected to an end of each of the first pair of tubular support members through an opening defined by the top panel;
a second tubular top frame member disposed outside the internal volume and connected to an end of each of the second pair of tubular support members through an opening defined by the top panel; and
at least one of the left panel or the right panel configured to be removable from a portion of the enclosure and the tubular frame.

US Pat. No. 10,813,235

CONSTRUCTIVE ARRANGEMENT INTRODUCED IN A HOUSING FOR ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT WITH POWER COMPONENTS

Embraco Industria De Comp...

1. Constructive arrangement introduced in a housing for electronic circuit with power components, comprising:at least one box-shaped structural frame comprising at least one opening;
at least one circuit board comprising at least one electrical/electronic power component facing the opening of the structural frame;
at least one heat sink element;
the constructive arrangement introduced in a housing for electronic circuit with power components being characterized by the fact that:
it is further provided at least one frame structure cooperatively disposed to the opening of the structural frame;
said frame structure comprising at least one hole bordered by contour walls disposed perpendicular to the general plane of said frame structure;
said frame structure further forming at least one guide rail for the housing the heat sink element disposed around at least one hole bordered by contour walls;
said frame structure being disposed in parallel over the circuit board, the at least one hole being bordered by contour walls aligned with the at least one electrical/electronic power component;
the entire area bounded by the alignment between at least one hole bordered by contour walls and the region of the circuit board adjacent to the at least one electrical/electronic power component being filled with high thermal conductivity coefficient resin;
the heat sink element being arranged on the guide rail of the frame structure so as to obstruct the at least one hole bordered by contour walls already filled with high thermal conductivity coefficient resin.

US Pat. No. 10,813,234

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY GENERATION AND CONSUMPTION MONITORING AND REPORTING DEVICE WITH MODULAR COMMUNICATION UPGRADABILITY AND PROTECTION DOMAINS IN HARDWARE

LOCUS ENERGY, INC., Hobo...

1. An electrical unit comprising:an operative module having circuit components accessible to a qualified electrician only, wherein the operative module includes:
a main Printed Circuit Board (PCB) selectively populated with a first portion of the circuit components and having electrical connections that enable the electrical unit to be operated in at least one of a plurality of configurations depending on which components are in the first portion of the circuit components populating the main PCB; and
an interconnect PCB that is hardware-paired with the main PCB, wherein the interconnect PCB is smaller in size than the main PCB and is selectively populated with a second portion of the circuit components, wherein circuit components in the second portion are based on and hardware-paired with the circuit components in the first portion so as to facilitate wiring of the main PCB via the interconnect PCB to enable the electrical unit to be operated in the at least one of the plurality of configurations; and
an interface module physically attached to the operative module and electrically connected thereto to form a unitary structure for the electrical unit, wherein the interface module includes at least one of the following:
a communication interface to enable the operative module to remotely communicate with a control unit external to the electrical unit, and
a diagnostic interface to indicate operational status of the electrical unit and to enable remote diagnosis of the electrical unit,
wherein the interface module is accessible to a non-electrician user to perform upgrade of the interface module and troubleshooting for the electrical unit without requiring presence of a qualified electrician.

US Pat. No. 10,813,232

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A wiring board, comprising:a core substrate;
a first build-up layer formed on a first surface of the core substrate and comprising a plurality of conductive layers and a plurality of insulating resin layers; and
a second build-up layer formed on a second surface of the core substrate on an opposite side with respect to the first surface and comprising a plurality of conductive layers and a plurality of insulating resin layers,
wherein the first build-up layer is formed such that each of the conductive layers comprises a metal foil layer and a plating layer formed on the metal foil layer and that the metal foil layer of a conductive layer formed directly on an outermost insulating resin layer and the metal foil layer of a conductive layer formed directly on the first surface of the core substrate have thicknesses that are greater than a thickness of the metal foil layer of at least one conductive layer formed directly on a non-outermost insulating resin layer, the second build-up layer is formed such that each of the conductive layers comprises a metal foil layer and a plating layer formed on the metal foil layer and that the metal foil layer of a conductive layer formed directly on an outermost insulating resin layer and the metal foil layer of a conductive layer formed directly on the second surface of the core substrate have thicknesses that are greater than a thickness of the metal foil layer of at least one conductive layer formed directly on a non-outermost insulating resin layer, the first build-up layer is formed such that each of the conductive layers has a wiring pattern having a recessed side surface and that the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of the conductive layer formed directly on the outermost insulating resin layer has a greatest depth that is greater than a greatest depth of the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of each conductive layer formed directly on the non-outermost insulating resin layer, the second build-up layer is formed such that each of the conductive layers has a wiring pattern having a recessed side surface and that the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of the conductive layer formed directly on the outermost insulating resin layer has a greatest depth that is greater than a greatest depth of the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of each conductive layer formed directly on the non-outermost insulating resin layer, the first build-up layer is formed such that the greatest depth of the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of the conductive layer formed directly on the outermost insulating resin layer is in a range of 10% to 20% of the thickness of the conductive layer formed on the outermost insulating resin layer and that the greatest depth of the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of each conductive layer formed directly on the non-outermost insulating resin layer is 10% or less of the thickness of each conductive layer formed on the non-outermost insulating resin layer, and the second build-up layer is formed such that the greatest depth of the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of the conductive layer formed directly on the outermost insulating resin layer is in a range of 10% to 20% of the thickness of the conductive layer formed on the outermost insulating resin layer and that the greatest depth of the recessed side surface of the wiring pattern of each conductive layer formed directly on the non-outermost insulating resin layer is 10% or less of the thickness of each conductive layer formed on the non-outermost insulating resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,813,231

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board, comprising:forming a patterned first dielectric layer on a substrate;
forming an adhesive layer on the patterned first dielectric layer;
forming a second dielectric layer on the adhesive layer; and
performing an exposure process to the second dielectric layer;
performing a developing process to the exposed second dielectric layer to expose a portion of the adhesive layer; and
removing the portion of the adhesive layer to at least expose at least a portion of the patterned first dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,813,230

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT CABLE ATTACHMENT

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A system for attaching flexible circuit cables, comprising:a substrate including a first set of interconnection pads, wherein a plurality of gold bumps are bonded to each interconnection pad to create a columnar structure;
at least one flexible circuit cable, wherein a bonding material is on the at least one flexible circuit cable;
a hot air reflow system fixture and a pickup stage configured to collectively align a weight, the substrate and the at least one flexible circuit cable on the hot air reflow system fixture;
the weight configured to forcibly press together the substrate and the at least one flexible circuit cable when aligned on the hot air reflow system fixture; and
a hot air reflow system (HARS) configured to apply a first set of predetermined levels of heat to promote the bonding material to bond between the substrate and the at least one flexible circuit cable when aligned on the hot air reflow system fixture with the weight, wherein the columnar structure restricts dispersion of the bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,813,229

ELECTRONIC MODULE HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY INSULATING STRUCTURE WITH MATERIAL HAVING A LOW MODULUS OF ELASTICITY

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. Electronic module, comprising:at least one electronic chip;
an encapsulation structure, in which the at least one electronic chip is at least partially encapsulated;
an electrically conductive structure for the electrically conductive contacting of the at least one electronic chip; and
an electrically insulating structure which is at least partially formed of a material having a low modulus of elasticity;
wherein a variation of the value of the modulus of elasticity is at the most 10 GPa over a temperature range between ?40° C. and +150° C.;
wherein the electrically conductive structure and the electrically insulating structure form a laminated sequence of layers, on whose one main surface the at least partially encapsulated at least one electronic chip is arranged and on whose other main surface the electronic module can be mounted on an electronic peripheral device; and
wherein the electrically conductive structure is embedded as rewiring in the electrically insulating structure, so that the electrically conductive structure and the electrically insulating structure form a redistribution layer.

US Pat. No. 10,813,228

PREVENTING POST REFLOW INTERCONNECT FAILURES IN VIPPO SOLDER JOINTS VIA UTILIZATION OF ADHESIVE MATERIAL

INDIUM CORPORATION, Utic...

1. A printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate comprising a plurality of pads, the plurality of pads comprising a via-in-pad plated over (VIPPO) pad and a non-VIPPO pad, wherein there is a coefficient of thermal expansion mismatch between the PCB and a metal plating a through hole of the VIPPO pad;
a plurality of solder joints, each of the plurality of solder joints attached to a respective one of the plurality of pads;
a plurality of electronic components, each of the plurality of electronic components attached to a respective one of the plurality of solder joints;
an adhesive cross-linked between the PCB substrate and the plurality of electronic components, the adhesive configured to reduce a differential in thermal expansion of the PCB between the VIPPO pad and the non-VIPPO pad caused by the coefficient of thermal expansion mismatch, thereby preventing a solder joint attached to the VIPPO pad from tearing when reheating the PCBA during a reflow soldering process.

US Pat. No. 10,813,227

COMPONENT MOUNTER AND MOUNTING BOARD MANUFACTURING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounter configured to perform work related to component mounting on a board after a mark provided on a transparent end region of the board is recognized, the component mounter comprising:an imaging camera provided with an imaging optical axis extending downwards;
a light emitter configured to irradiate the end region with illumination light from above the board in a state where the mark is positioned within an imaging visual field of the imaging camera; and
a light reflecting member that is provided below the imaging camera and configured to reflect the illumination light, which is emitted by the light emitter and is transmitted downwards through the end region, back to the end region,
wherein the imaging camera is configured to image the mark under the illumination light, which is reflected by the light reflecting member and is transmitted upwards through the end region, and
wherein the component mounter is configured to hold the board such that the board is held separately from the light reflecting member when the mark is positioned within the imaging visual field of the imaging camera.

US Pat. No. 10,813,226

PROCESS FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF SLIDING RHEOSTAT OF 5G COMMUNICATION HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNAL BOARD

KUNSHAN TVS ELECTRONIC TE...

1. A process for improving a performance of a sliding rheostat of 5G communication high-frequency signal board, the sliding rheostat sliding between two bonding pads, the process comprising the following steps:outer layer etching: providing a pre-plugging position between the two bonding pads; making an opening window on an outer layer of the 5G communication high-frequency signal board exposed material at the pre-plugging position when the outer layer of the 5G communication high-frequency signal board is exposed; wherein an edge of the opening window is 8 to 12 mil away from an edge of the bonding pad;
resin plugging:
a. plugging resinous ink into the pre-plugging position, wherein the resinous ink used has a fluidity that is greater than or equal to 1 mm and a Engler viscosity of 150 s to 300 s at a temperature of 20° C.; the resinous ink is a single-component thermohardening plugging ink; the single-component thermohardening plugging ink comprises 45% to 60% of epoxy resin, 40% to 55% of calcium carbonate filler, and 4% to 14% of curing agent, the above percentages are mass percentages; and
b. baking: after the plugging is completed, placing the 5G communication high-frequency signal board on a baking plate inside an oven; baking the 5G communication high-frequency signal board at a temperature of 70 to 80° C. for 10 to 20 min; and then baking at a temperature of 120 to 180° C. for 20 to 40 min; and
board polishing: processing a plugged board with a ceramic brush; then polishing a surface of the 5G communication high-frequency signal board that is polished by the ceramic brush with a non-woven fabric brush; wherein an altitude difference between a copper surface and a resin surface is less than 5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,813,223

PIEZOCHROMIC STAMP

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A piezochromic stamp, comprising a pressing side and remaining portions unpressed, whereinwhen the pressing side of the piezochromic stamp is subjected to a pressure, a light transmittance effect of the pressing side is changed from allowing a light having a specific wavelength to pass through to blocking the light having the specific wavelength while the remaining portions of the piezochromic stamp still allow the light having the specific wavelength to pass through, or
when the pressing side of the piezochromic stamp is subjected to a pressure, the light transmittance effect of the pressing side is changed from blocking the light having the specific wavelength to allowing the light having the specific wavelength to pass through while the remaining portions of the piezochromic stamp still block the light having the specific wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,813,222

SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTROMECHANICAL STRUCTURE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A system for manufacturing an electromechanical structure, the system comprising:a first entity configured to produce conductors on a planar, flat film;
a second entity includes a pick-and-place machine having at least one component that is positionable to attach electronic elements at locations on the planar, flat film in relation to a three-dimensional shape of the planar, flat film, the electronic elements including a number of surface mount technology components, the locations of the electronic elements on the planar, flat film selected such that the locations omit substantial deformation during subsequent forming of the planar, flat film into the three-dimensional shape;
a third entity configured to form the planar, flat film into the three-dimensional shape when the electronic elements are supported on the planar, flat film, the third entity including at least one of a continuously roll-fed machine, an automatically in-precut-pieces-fed machine, a computer numerical control machine, a thermoforming machine, a vacuum former machine, a pressure forming machine, or a blow molding machine; and
wherein the first, second, and third entities are arranged relative to one another to manufacture the electromechanical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,813,221

FLEXIBLE WIRING CIRCUIT BOARD, PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGING DEVICE

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A flexible wiring circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer, a conductive pattern, and a second insulating layer sequentially toward one side in a thickness direction, wherein
the entire other-side surface in the thickness direction of the first insulating layer is exposed toward the other side in the thickness direction,
a total thickness of the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer is 16 ?m or less, and
at least the first insulating layer contains an insulating material having a hygroscopic expansion coefficient of 15×10?6/% RH or less.

US Pat. No. 10,813,220

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic component embedded substrate comprising:a substrate having:
an insulating layer;
a first principal surface; and
a second principal surface on an opposite side of the first principal surface;
an electronic component embedded in the substrate and laminated with the insulating layer, the electronic component having:
a plurality of first terminals that are divided from each other and disposed closer to the first principal surface than to the second principal surface;
a plurality of second terminals that are divided from each other and disposed closer to the second principal surface than to the first principal surface, the plurality of second terminals being made of a first material and each including an end face facing the second principal surface; and
a capacity part provided between the plurality of first terminals and the plurality of second terminals;
via conductors formed in the insulating layer and respectively electrically connected to each of the plurality of second terminals, the via conductors being formed of a second material different from the first material; and
adhesion layers respectively in contact with the end faces of each of the plurality of second terminals,
wherein adhesion strength between the adhesion layers and the insulating layer is higher than that between the plurality of second terminals and the insulating layer,
a number of the first terminals is larger than a number of the second terminals, and
the second terminals are thicker than the first terminals in a laminating direction;
the adhesion layers and the via conductors are in contact with each other; and
adhesion strength between the adhesion layers and the via conductors is higher than that between the second terminals and the via conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,813,219

INTEGRATING JOSEPHSON AMPLIFIERS OR JOSEPHSON MIXERS INTO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a dielectric substrate; and
a first chip cavity and a second chip cavity formed within the dielectric substrate, wherein a first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer is disposed within the first chip cavity and a second Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer is disposed within the second chip cavity;
wherein each of the Josephson amplifiers or Josephson mixers comprises at least one port, each port electronically coupled to at least one connector; and
wherein each of the at least one connector is disposed on the dielectric substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,813,218

RESIN MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A resin multilayer board comprising:a substrate including a stack of resin layers; and
a first metal pin including a first end portion exposed at a first main surface of the substrate and penetrating through at least one of the resin layers in a thickness direction; wherein
a gap is provided at a portion of an interface between a lateral side of the first metal pin and the resin layer; and
an oxide of a metal is provided on an outermost surface of the lateral side of the first metal pin, the metal defining the first metal pin.

US Pat. No. 10,813,217

WIRING BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A wiring board, comprising:an insulating substrate:
a plurality of connection terminals arranged on the insulating substrate;
a plurality of non-conductive protruding parts respectively arranged on areas of the insulating substrate except areas on which the plurality of connection terminals are arranged,
the non-conductive protruding parts having a height greater than that of the connection terminals; and
columnar parts respectively arranged under the non-conductive protruding parts, with portions of the columnar parts embedded in the insulating substrate, and made of a material having a lower thermal shrinkage rate than that of the insulating substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,813,216

LOAD REDUCED MEMORY MODULE

RAMBUS INC., San Jose, C...

1. A command and address (CA) buffer component to be disposed on a first memory module, the CA buffer component comprising:a first pin;
a second pin; and
component circuitry coupled to the first pin and the second pin, wherein the component circuitry is configured to:
receive a first chip select (CS) signal from a memory controller component via the first pin, the first CS signal to specify selection of a first rank;
receive a second CS signal from a second CA buffer component of a second memory module via the second pin, the second CS signal to specify selection of a second rank;
send a third CS signal to a first subset of a plurality of device sites of the first memory module responsive to the first CS signal, wherein each device site, of the plurality of device sites, is a location at which at least one memory device is disposed, wherein the first subset corresponds to the first rank; and
send a fourth CS signal to a second subset of the plurality of device sites responsive to the second CS signal, wherein the second subset corresponds to the second rank.

US Pat. No. 10,813,215

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT USING METAL LAYERS AS A MOISTURE DIFFUSION BARRIER FOR ELECTRICAL PERFORMANCE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:determining a diffusion coefficient of an insulator material provided between an upper metal layer and an underlying signal line;
determining a time for moisture to travel a certain distance through the insulator material provided between the upper metal layer and the underlying signal line based on the diffusion coefficient;
establishing environmental conditions;
providing a time in which an electrical circuit will maintain a predetermined electrical performance;
calculating a lateral offset distance between a plane opening of the upper metal layer and the underlying signal line using the diffusion coefficient, environmental conditions and time; and
manufacturing a semiconductor structure which is composed of the insulator material provided between the upper metal layer and the underlying signal line and the lateral offset distance between the plane opening of the upper metal layer and the underlying signal line, the manufacturing being based on the steps of the determining the diffusion coefficient, the time for moisture to travel a certain distance through the insulator material, the environmental conditions, the providing of the time, and the calculating of the lateral offset distance.

US Pat. No. 10,813,214

CAVITIES CONTAINING MULTI-WIRING STRUCTURES AND DEVICES

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for making an interconnection component comprising:forming a mask layer covering a first opening in a sheet-like element, the sheet-like element having first and second opposed surfaces, the first opening extending between the first and second surfaces, the element consisting essentially of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 10 parts per million per degree Celsius, the first opening including a central opening and a plurality of peripheral openings open to the central opening and extending in an axial direction of the central opening, a conductive seed layer covering an interior surface of the first opening and being disposed between the mask layer and the first and second opposed surfaces of the sheet-like element;
forming a first mask opening in at least a portion of the mask layer overlying the first opening to expose portions of the conductive seed layer within the peripheral openings; and
forming electrical conductors on exposed portions of the conductive seed layer, the electrical conductors extending within the peripheral openings and onto the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,813,213

HIGH-FREQUENCY COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE AND INSULATING STRUCTURE THEREOF

AZOTEK CO., LTD., Taoyua...

1. A high-frequency composite substrate, comprising:a metal layer; and
an insulating structure, comprising:
at least one liquid crystal polymer layer adhering to the metal layer, wherein the liquid crystal polymer layer comprises a soluble liquid crystal polymer which comprises a repeating unit represented by formula below:
?Y—Ar—X—Ar—Z?
wherein Ar is 1,4-phenylene, 1,3-phenylene, 2,6-naphthalene, or 4,4?-biphenylene, Y is O, or NH, Z is C?O, and X is an amino group, an imido/imino group, an amidino group, an aminocarbonylamino group, an aminothiocarbonyl group, an aminocarbonyloxy group, an aminosulfonyl group, an aminosulfonyloxy group, an aminosulfonylamino group, an (alkoxycarbonyl)oxy group, a hydroxyamino group, an alkoxyamino group, a cyanato group, an isocyanato group, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,813,212

MULTIBAND FILTER

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A multiband filter comprising:a printed circuit board on which parts are arranged;
a first filter installed on the printed circuit board;
a second filter having an outer dimension different from that of the first filter and passband frequencies higher than those of the first filter, and installed on the printed circuit board;
an input terminal to which a signal is inputted from an outside;
an output terminal via which a signal is outputted to an outside;
at least one first inductor arranged in a space between the input terminal and the first filter, or a space between the output terminal and the first filter;
at least one first capacitor arranged in a space between the input terminal and the second filter, or space between the output terminal and the second filter; and
signal line conductor patterns for connecting the first filter, the input terminal, the output terminal, and the first inductor, to form a first transmission line, and also connecting the second filter, the input terminal, the output terminal, and the first capacitor, to form a second transmission line, a part thereof belonging to the first transmission line being arranged in an area on the printed circuit board, the area being formed by a difference between the outer dimensions of the first and the second filters.

US Pat. No. 10,813,210

RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SUBSTRATE WITH A CONDUCTIVELY FILLED TRENCH THEREIN FOR ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING A FIRST CIRCUIT PORTION FROM A SECOND CIRCUIT PORTION

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method of fabricating an electromagnetic circuit, the method comprising:providing a first dielectric substrate;
providing a second dielectric substrate;
machining a trench in the first and second dielectric substrates; and
filling the trench with an electrically conductive material to form an electrically continuous conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,813,209

MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer substrate comprising:a base including a plurality of insulating layers stacked on one another in a layer stacking direction, a first principal surface, and a second principal surface, the plurality of insulating layers being made of a material including thermoplastic resin;
a heat transfer member disposed in a through-hole extending through at least a first insulating layer of the plurality of insulating layers nearest to the first principal surface, the heat transfer member being made of a material with a second coefficient of thermal conductivity higher than a first coefficient of thermal conductivity of the material of the plurality of insulating layers;
a first metal film in contact with and adhered to the first principal surface, the first metal film overlapping the heat transfer member when viewed from the layer stacking direction;
a first joining member disposed between the heat transfer member and the first metal film, the first joining member being made of a material with a third coefficient of thermal conductivity higher than the first coefficient of thermal conductivity of the material of the plurality of insulating layers;
a second joining member; and
a via-hole conductor; wherein
a thickness, which is a dimension in the layer stacking direction, of the first joining member is smaller than a thickness of the first insulating layer;
each of the first joining member and the second joining member is disposed in the through-hole; and
the first metal film is in contact with and adhered to the first principal surface by being adhered to the first insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,813,208

PULSED POWER GENERATION USING MAGNETRON RF SOURCE WITH INTERNAL MODULATION

Muons, Inc., Batavia, IL...

1. A method for generating pulsed radio-frequency (RF) power, comprising:powering a magnetron using a direct-current (DC) power supply at a supply voltage level that is below a self-excitation threshold voltage of the magnetron; and
switching the magnetron on and off to produce a pulsed RF magnetron output signal using a pulsed RF magnetron input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,813,207

SINGLE-USE PLASMA PINCH NEUTRON GENERATORS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

19. A single-use neutron generator, comprising:an outer electrode;
an inner electrode within an interior of the outer electrode;
a power supply electrically coupled to the outer electrode and the inner electrode, wherein activation of the power supply generates a voltage difference between the outer electrode and the inner electrode; and
a fuel source configured to provide neutron-producing fuel between the outer electrode and the inner electrode, wherein during use after activation of the power supply, the voltage difference is configured to ionize at least a portion of the neutron-producing fuel to plasma and generate a plasma pinch of at least a portion of the plasma to generate neutrons via a thermonuclear reaction, and wherein the activation of the power supply for a single use destroys, or disables beyond repair, at least one of the outer electrode or inner electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,813,206

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus comprising:A. a chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated by a target substance being irradiated with a laser beam to generate plasma from the target substance;
B. a vessel as a tubular member forming the chamber;
C. a reference member supporting the vessel;
D. a collector mirror configured to condense the extreme ultraviolet light in the chamber, the collector mirror being attached to the reference member in a replaceable manner and covered by the vessel to be housed in the chamber; and
E. a vessel movement mechanism provided to the reference member and configured to move the vessel between a first position at which the vessel covers the collector mirror and a second position at which the vessel is retracted from the first position to expose the collector mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,813,205

DETECTING MOTION BY USING A LOW DOSE X-RAY IMAGE

Accuray Incorporated, Su...

1. A method comprising:generating a reference image of a patient;
generating a subsequent x-ray image of the patient after the generating of the reference image, the subsequent x-ray image being associated with a low dosage;
determining, by a processing device, a difference between the reference image and the subsequent x-ray image that is associated with the low dosage; and
identifying whether a motion of the patient has occurred based on the determined difference.

US Pat. No. 10,813,204

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRID CONTROL OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RAY TUBE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A system for grid control of an electromagnetic ray tube, the system comprising:a power source disposed apart from the electromagnetic ray tube and operative to generate an AC current;
a rectifier integrated into the electromagnetic ray tube and electrically coupled to a grid electrode of the electromagnetic ray tube;
a grid conductor that electrically couples the power source to the rectifier; and
wherein the rectifier is operative to convert the AC current to a DC current that powers the grid electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,813,203

X-RAY GENERATING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An X-ray generating apparatus comprising:an X-ray tube including
a cathode including an electron emission source,
an anode including a transmission target, and
an insulating tube joined to each of the anode and the cathode via an anode-side joint portion and a cathode-side joint portion, respectively;
an insulating liquid, and
an electroconductive container including a flange portion extending toward the insulating tube and a protruding portion protruding from the flange portion via a bent portion and to which the anode is fixed and configured to house the X-ray tube and the insulating liquid,
wherein a distance between the bent portion and the cathode-side joint portion is equal to or greater than a distance between the anode-side joint portion and the cathode-side joint portion.

US Pat. No. 10,813,202

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VISION-BASED AUTOMATIC FAULT NOTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SYSTEM LIGHTING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for fault diagnosis of a lighting, the method comprising:receiving one or more fault symptom data of tests for each of one or more predetermined fault items, the one or more fault symptom data tagged with the one or more predetermined fault items, based on the tests for each of the one or more predetermined fault items;
determining a first fault item among the one or more predetermined fault items;
retrieving a fault comparison image corresponding to the first fault item from a fault symptom image database (DB);
diagnosing whether one tagged with the first fault item among the one or more fault symptom data corresponds to the first fault item by comparing the fault symptom data tagged with the first fault item to the fault comparison image; and
recommending a repair method based on the fault symptom image DB when the fault symptom data tagged with the first fault item corresponds to the first fault item.

US Pat. No. 10,813,201

MODULAR MOTION-DETECTING LIGHTING SYSTEM

Great Home Tek, Inc., Sa...

1. A motion-detecting lighting system comprising:a primary modular lighting unit having a first enclosure with first and second cavities, a first light emission window positioned within the first cavity, a first plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within the first enclosure, at least one motion sensor protruding through the second cavity, one or more geometrically-shaped casings that surround the at least one motion sensor, and a processor positioned within the first enclosure that detects motion of a user based on data received from the at least one motion sensor and generates a command to emit light based on the motion of the user, the first plurality of light emitting diodes receiving the command and emitting a first light emission based on the command; and
a first extender modular lighting unit having a second enclosure with a third cavity, a second light emission window positioned within the third cavity, a second plurality of light emitting diodes that are positioned within the second enclosure, and one or more non-motion sensing elements in a position that corresponds to the one or more geometrically-shaped casings of the primary modular lighting unit, the second plurality of light emitting diodes receiving the command and emitting a second light emission, simultaneously with the first light emission, based on the command.

US Pat. No. 10,813,200

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMISSIONING AND LOCALIZING DEVICES USED FOR CLOUD-BASED MONITORING AND CONTROL OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for commissioning a system device for use in a system for monitoring physical environments, the method comprising the steps:a user selecting the system device on a user interface depiction of a digital floor plan on a portable electronic device;
a cloud-based application module receiving, from the portable electronic device, location information of the of the system device, and updating a memory with the received location;
the cloud-based application module causing a building server associated with the received location information to identify a gateway, among a plurality of gateways, to associate with the system device;
the building server causing the identified gateway to make accessible its wireless network;
the system device receiving a signal from a remote control device, and notifying the identified gateway's wireless network, a desire to be added to the network;
the identified gateway transmitting information identifying the system device to a cloud-based application module via the building server; and
a cloud-based application module, associating, in a memory, the information identifying the system device with its location information.

US Pat. No. 10,813,198

AUTOMATED CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

Centrica Hive Limited, W...

1. An automated method of controlling a lighting system including at least two lighting devices, the method comprising the steps of:determining a set of lighting devices to be controlled in an automated mode;
determining a start reference time and an end reference time;
determining that one or more criteria for operating in the automated mode are met;
selecting, from deactivated lighting devices of the set of lighting devices, a lighting device to be the first activated lighting device;
activating the first activated lighting device during a first pre-determined time period, defined relative to the start reference time, and wherein the first activated lighting device is activated at a randomly selected first activation time during the first pre-determined time period;
selecting, from the deactivated lighting devices of the set of lighting devices, one or more further devices to be further activated devices;
randomly selecting an activation time during a further activation time period for each of the one or more further activated devices, wherein the further activation time period is defined relative to the randomly selected first activation time such that the further activation time period begins at or after the randomly selected first activation time and ends after Y minutes, where Y is a number greater than zero;
activating all of the said one or more further activated devices at said selected activation time(s) during the further activation period;
selecting, from activated lighting devices of the set of lighting devices, a lighting device to be the first deactivated lighting device; and
deactivating the first deactivated lighting device during a second pre-determined time period, defined relative to the end reference time, and wherein the first pre-determined time period and the second pre-determined time period are non-overlapping in time, and wherein the further activation time period and the second pre-determined time period are non-overlapping in time.

US Pat. No. 10,813,197

WIRELESS SOLID STATE LIGHTING CONTROLLER

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A lighting controller comprising:power circuitry configured to relay power from the lighting controller to a solid state lighting fixture wired to the lighting controller;
transmitter circuitry configured to wirelessly exchange signals with the solid state lighting fixture;
a touch-sensitive panel configured to emit light and receive touch input from a user;
a series of solid state indicator lights;
processing circuitry electrically coupled to the power circuitry, the transmitter circuitry, and the touch-sensitive panel, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
control the series of solid state indicator lights to visually indicate which of a brightness control mode and a color temperature control mode is active;
interpret the touch input received from the user via the touch-sensitive panel, based on which of the brightness control mode and the color temperature control mode of the lighting controller is active, to determine a control signal for wirelessly controlling an attribute of light emitted by the solid state lighting fixture, the attribute being a brightness attribute or a color temperature attribute;
using the control signal to wirelessly control, via the transmitter circuitry, the attribute of the light emitted by the solid state lighting fixture in accordance with the touch input received via the touch-sensitive panel; and
control the light emitted from the touch-sensitive panel to illuminate an area around the lighting controller and correspondingly indicate the attribute as the attribute is wirelessly controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,813,196

LIGHT CONTROL DEVICES AND LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

Luminook Lighting, LLC, ...

1. A light control system for a LED light strip in a room, the LED light strip positioned at least partially along a perimeter of an entranceway of the room, comprising:a sensor module configured to detect a tapping on a first vertical portion of the entranceway by a user;
a light control device including:
a housing,
a battery pack removably installed in the housing,
a proximity sensor configured to detect a position of a door in a vicinity of the entranceway, and
a light controller disposed in the housing and in communication with the sensor module and the proximity sensor;
wherein the light controller is configured to control light from the light strip in response to a detected position of the door by the proximity sensor, and to control the light strip in response to a tapping pattern when the door is not detected within a preset distance from the entranceway by the proximity sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,813,195

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING DEVICE AND SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a microphone;
a camera; and
a controller configured to:
control a light source of the lighting device;
determine whether an utterance captured by the microphone or a gesture captured by the camera corresponds to a wake-word;
generate a command based on at least an image of an item captured by the camera if the controller determines that the utterance or the gesture corresponds to the wake-word;
send the command to a cloud server; and
provide a response to the command, wherein the response is received from the cloud server.

US Pat. No. 10,813,194

NOISE-FLOW MONITORING AND SOUND LOCALIZATION VIA INTELLIGENT LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for monitoring sound within an environment using a lighting network comprising a processor, a plurality of environmental sensors, and a plurality of lighting units each comprising an integrated sound sensor, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining, by at least one of the integrated sound sensors, real-time sound data from within the environment;
obtaining, by at least one of the plurality of environmental sensors, real-time environmental data from within the environment;
combining, using the processor, the real-time sound data, the real-time environmental data, and topographical information about the environment to create a propagation map of the sound data; and
localizing, from the propagation map of the sound data, a source of the sound data.

US Pat. No. 10,813,193

FLASHLIGHT MANAGEMENT ON CURVED GLASS

Motorloa Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of managing a flashlight function on a mobile electronic communications device having a curved display surface that includes a front screen area, one or more edge screen areas and a back flashlight, the method comprising:detecting that the user has turned on the flashlight function;
determining whether the back flashlight is facing toward the user; and
enabling the back flashlight when it is determined that the back flashlight is not facing toward the user and enabling a flashlight on a screen edge facing away from the user when it is determined that the back flashlight is facing toward the user.

US Pat. No. 10,813,192

METHODS, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LUMINAIRES OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM BASED ON A MODE OF AN ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling luminaires of a lighting system based on a current mode of an entertainment device, the method comprising:whilst the entertainment device is in an active mode:
controlling one or more of the luminaires associated with the entertainment device to render an entertainment effect,
receiving, while said one or more of the luminaires is rendering said entertainment effect, a lighting instruction identifying a plurality of luminaires and a lighting effect to be rendered by the plurality of luminaires,
determining, in response to the receiving the lighting instruction, that at least a first luminaire of the plurality of luminaires is one of the luminaires currently rendering the entertainment effect, and suspending, in response to said determining, implementation of said lighting instruction by the first luminaire,
controlling, in response to the receiving the lighting instruction, at least a second luminaire of the plurality of luminaries, which is not currently rendering the entertainment effect, to implement the lighting instruction by rendering the lighting effect whilst the first luminaire continues to render the entertainment effect and whilst the first luminaire is suspended from implementing the lighting instruction, and
electronically storing an indication of the lighting effect; and
in response to the entertainment device switching to an inactive mode, controlling the first luminaire to implement the lighting instruction by rendering the lighting effect using the electronically stored indication.

US Pat. No. 10,813,190

VEHICLE LIGHTING UNIT CONTROL DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicle lighting unit control device installed in a vehicle, wherein:the vehicle comprises
a lighting unit, and
a fan device configured to cool the lighting unit;
the fan device comprises
a fan, and
a motor configured to rotate the fan;
the fan device is so configured that the motor is rotated by electrical power supplied from the vehicle lighting unit control device, and that protective operation is performed to reduce or interrupt an input of the electrical power to the motor in response to the fan going into a first locked state;
the vehicle lighting unit control device comprises
a lighting unit control section configured to control the lighting unit,
a power supply section configured to generate and output the electrical power to the fan device, and
a power supply control section configured to control output of the electrical power to the fan device from the power supply section;
the power supply control section comprises
a rotation information acquisition section configured to acquire rotation information indicating rotational frequency of the fan, and
an output interruption section configured to determine whether the fan is in a second locked state, based on the rotation information acquired by the rotation information acquisition section, and interrupt output of the electrical power to the fan device from the power supply section in response to the fan being in the second locked state;
the second locked state is set to be the same as the first locked state, or set to occur earlier than the first locked state in response to the rotational frequency of the fan decreasing; and
the output interruption section is configured to interrupt output of the electrical power before the fan device performs the protective operation, in response to the second locked state having occurred, wherein
in response to the fan going into the first locked state, the fan device is ensured to perform the protective operation after lapse of at least a first required period from the occurrence of the first locked state; and
the output interruption section is configured to interrupt output of the electrical power before lapse of a second required period, which is shorter than the first required period, from actual occurrence of the second locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,813,189

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING AN OVERCURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A dimmer switch for controlling power delivered from an alternating-current (AC) power source to a lighting load, the dimmer switch comprising:a controllably conductive device adapted to be coupled between the AC power source and the lighting load for conducting a load current through the electrical load to control an amount of power delivered to the lighting load and an intensity of the lighting load;
a control circuit configured to control the controllably conductive device using a forward phase-control dimming technique to adjust the intensity of the lighting load, the control circuit configured to control the controllably conductive device to be non-conductive at the beginning of each half-cycle of the AC power source and to render the controllably conductive device conductive at a firing time during each half-cycle; and
an overcurrent protection circuit coupled to the controllably conductive device and configured to render the controllably conductive device non-conductive in the event of an overcurrent condition in the controllably conductive device;
wherein the overcurrent protection circuit is configured to receive an enable control signal for disabling the overcurrent protection circuit when the controllably conductive device is non-conductive and enabling the overcurrent protection circuit after the firing time when the controllably conductive device is rendered conductive during each half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,813,188

DIMMER WITH ZERO CROSSING DETECTOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DIMMER

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A dimmer structured to be connected to a power source via a hot conductor and to a load via a load conductor, the dimmer comprising:a zero-crossing detector structured to generate a zero-crossing signal that has a high state or a low state and changes states in response to a voltage between the hot conductor and the load conductor reaching or leaving zero volts only during a positive half-cycle of power received from the power source;
a processing unit structured to receive the zero-crossing signal and to generate a triac control signal based on the zero-crossing signal; and
a triac control unit including a triac and being structured to electrically connect between the hot conductor and the load conductor and to turn on and turn off the triac based on the triac control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,813,187

INTEGRATED DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING LIGHTING LOADS WITH A BRIGHTNESS COMPENSATION

STMicroelectronics S.R.L....

1. A method for driving a lighting load, the method comprising:reading a nominal duty-cycle from a first memory element, wherein the nominal duty-cycle corresponds to a nominal supply voltage;
detecting an actual supply voltage with an actual voltage acquisition element;
reading a load voltage drop from a second memory element;
calculating, with a processing unit, a voltage compensated duty-cycle according to equation:
wherein DCn is the nominal duty-cycle, VTH is the nominal supply voltage, VLED is the load voltage drop, and VB is the actual supply voltage; andcontrolling switching of the lighting load with a pulse width modulation (PWM) according to the voltage compensated duty-cycle using a driver circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,813,186

HYBRID LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A hybrid light emitting device, comprising:a full-wave bridge rectifier, configured to transform a full sinusoidal wave voltage into a positive half sinusoidal wave voltage;
an DC-to-DC converter, electrically coupled to the full-wave bridge rectifier and configured to transform the positive wave voltage into a constant DC voltage;
a hybrid illumination module, comprising a plurality of illuminating elements having different or partially same luminance properties, the plurality of illuminating elements are disposed in respective proximities;
a luminance control module, configured to generate a plurality of control signals that determine the duty cycles of the plurality of illuminating elements;
a linear constant current circuit, electrically coupled to the DC-to-DC converter, the hybrid illumination module and the luminance control module, and configured to receive the constant DC voltage for powering up the plurality of illuminating elements and to control duty cycles of the plurality of illuminance elements using the plurality of control signals; and
a constant voltage source, coupled to the DC-to-DC converter and the luminance control module for providing a high reference voltage that aids in providing an upper bound voltage level of the constant DC voltage and the plurality of control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,813,185

SEMICONDUCTOR-BASED LIGHTING DEVICE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:a light source arrangement with a plurality of light-emitting diodes, the light source arrangement emitting light that is bundled so that differently directed light cones overlap in a light field,
an adjusting device configured to output an actuating signal corresponding to a direction of illumination; and
an actuating circuit connected to the adjusting device, wherein the adjusting device adjust intermediate stages for which the plurality of light-emitting diodes can be operated jointly and with variable light intensity by the actuating circuit so that a focal point of the light field lies between focal points of each of the light cones, wherein alignment of the light field can be produced without any mechanical parts.

US Pat. No. 10,813,184

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ADAPTIVE ILLUMINATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. An automotive communication system, comprising:at least one headlight configured to illuminate a portion of a road ahead of a vehicle having the automotive communication system and configured to exchange communications with an oncoming vehicle via light transmission and detection through the at least one headlight, the exchanged communications including a determination of which vehicle is to perform a function including at least one function selected from: switching off its headlights and dimming its headlights, the at least one headlight including first light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and second LEDs; and
a controller configured to:
apply a first bias to each of the first LEDs such that the first LEDs function as emitters;
apply a second bias, different from the first bias, to each of the second LEDs such that the second LEDs function as detectors; and
change a brightness of at least one of the first LEDs based on a communication from the oncoming vehicle detected by at least one of the second LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,813,183

PHOTONIC ENGINE SYSTEM FOR ACTUATING THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC ELECTRON TRANSPORT CHAIN

SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA COR...

1. A horticultural system for growing a plant under artificial lighting, the horticultural system comprising:a first lighting element positioned in spaced relation to the plant and configured to emit a light onto the plant, the light comprising wavelengths that are within 20 nanometers (nm) of a first peak absorption of a first pigment of the plant;
wherein the first lighting element is configured to emit the first light during first, second, and third lighting intervals with a first dark interval provided between the first and second lighting intervals and a second dark interval provided between the second and third lighting intervals, the first dark interval having a different length of time than the second dark interval;
a second lighting element positioned in spaced relation to the plant and configured to emit a second light onto the plant, the second light comprising wavelengths that are within 20 nanometers (nm) of a second peak absorption of a second pigment of the plant; and
wherein the second lighting element is configured to emit the second light during one or more of the first dark interval and the second dark interval.

US Pat. No. 10,813,182

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR INTEGRATED LED DRIVER

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module comprising:a direct current (DC) voltage node formed on a first layer, the DC voltage node configured to sink a first current;
one or more devices formed on the first layer configured to provide a second current to one or more LEDs, wherein a device of the one or more devices carries a steep slope voltage waveform;
a local shielding area formed in a second layer below at least a portion of the DC voltage node and the one or more devices, the local shielding area comprising a substantially continuous area of conductive material; and
a conductive via extending through one or more layers, the conductive via electrically coupling the DC voltage node and the local shielding area.

US Pat. No. 10,813,181

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROLLING LIGHTS

1. A control device for lights, comprising:at least one input;
wherein a respective first resistor is connected to each of said at least one input at a first end of each first resistor;
a ground voltage potential or a non-ground voltage potential connected to a second end of each first resistor, and thereby in electrical communication with each of said at least one input across said first resistor;
a microcontroller in electrical communication with each of said at least one input, and connected to said first end of each first resistor;
a storage device in communication with said microcontroller and electronically storing information regarding at least one possible configuration topology of whether one of a temperature sensor and a coded resistor is plugged into each of said at least one input;
wherein one of said configuration topologies is provided to said microcontroller; and
wherein said microcontroller is thereby operable to function with whichever of said temperature sensor and coded resistor is plugged into each of said at least one input.

US Pat. No. 10,813,180

ILLUMINATION DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.,...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a housing,
a plurality of light source modules positioned in the housing, and
a plurality of connection lines electrically connecting the plurality of light source modules, and wherein each of the light source modules comprises: a base, a light source substrate provided on the base, a plurality of light sources provided on the light source substrate, electrical connection elements provided on the light source substrate, and a light distribution element connected with the base and/or the light source substrate, and wherein the light source substrate and the electrical connection elements are between the light distribution element and the base, and the connection lines and the electrical connection elements are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 10,813,179

CONTROLLER BASED ON APP CONTROL AND POWER PLUG

1. A controller based on APP control, disposed between a power source and a lamp strip, wherein the controller comprises:a receiving control unit electrically connected to the power source for receiving a Bluetooth signal or a WIFI signal transmitted by an external smart terminal, and issuing a control signal according to the Bluetooth signal or the WIFI signal;
a driving unit electrically connected to the receiving control unit for adjusting a flicker color and a flicker frequency of the lamp strip according to the control signal;
a manual control unit electrically connected to the receiving control unit for inputting a manual signal to the receiving control unit to cause the driving unit to switch the lamp strip to different modes;
the driving unit is composed of a second transistor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor, and a fifth transistor;
output pins for two output control signals of the receiving control unit are respectively connected to a base or a gate of the second transistor and the third transistor;
an emitter or a source of the second transistor and the third transistor are grounded and a collector or a drain is connected as an output terminal to the lamp strip;
the emitters or sources of the fourth transistor and the fifth transistor are connected to the power source;
a base of the fifth transistor is connected to a collector or a drain of the fourth transistor and the second transistor; and
a base of the fourth transistor is connected to a collector or a drain of the third transistor and the fifth transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,813,177

COOKING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a coil configured to generate a magnetic field when a current is applied to the coil;
a driver including a first switch and a second switch, and configured to change a direction of the applied current by alternately operating the first switch and the second switch;
a current detector configured to detect the current applied to the coil; and
a controller configured to increase a duty cycle of the first switch from a first duty cycle to a second duty cycle for a predetermined time after an operation start signal is received by the controller, control operations of the first switch and the second switch based on an operating frequency when the predetermined time elapses, compare a phase of a voltage input to the first switch to a phase of the detected current, and determine a material of a vessel placed on the coil based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,813,176

COOK TOP HAVING AT LEAST ONE COOKING ZONE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A COOK TOP

1. A method for operating a cooking zone of a cooktop, with the cooking zone being formed from at least two cooking sub-zones and each cooking sub-zone being heatable by at least one heating unit, wherein the heating unit of one cooking sub-zone and the heating unit of another cooking sub-zone are disposed adjacent to one another without overlapping, such that a cohesive heatable surface is formed during joint operation of the cooking sub-zones, said method comprising:activating detection of an occupancy of a cooking sub-zone by at least one food preparation vessel in a first operating mode when the cooking sub-zones can be operated as a joint cooking zone; and
supplying a same electrical power to all activated cooking sub-zones occupied by a food preparation vessel,
wherein in the first operating mode the cooking sub-zones not occupied by a food preparation vessel are deactivated and remain deactivated, even in the presence of a food preparation vessel placed on the deactivated cooking sub-zones after expiration of an initial occupancy detection phase, until reactivation of a subsequent occupancy detection phase that is initiated by a user, and
the subsequent occupancy detection phase can only be initiated by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,813,174

HEATING ASSEMBLY FOR AN AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A heating assembly for heating an aerosol-forming substrate, comprising:a heater comprising an electrically resistive heating element and a heater substrate, wherein the heater substrate is electrically insulating and defines a shape of the heater; and
a heater mount coupled to the heater,
wherein the heating element comprises a first portion and a second portion configured such that, when an electrical current is passed through the heating element, the first portion is heated to a higher temperature than the second portion,
wherein the first portion of the heating element is disposed on a heating area of the heater substrate and the second portion of the heating element is disposed on a holding area of the heater substrate, and
wherein the heater mount is fixed to the holding area of the heater substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,813,173

DRIVING ASSEMBLY IN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING STABLE TOTAL PARTICULATE MATTER (TPM) VALUE OUTPUT

Shenzhen First Union Tech...

1. A driving assembly for an electronic cigarette, the electronic cigarette comprising a heating assembly, the driving assembly being configured for driving the heating assembly to heat liquid or tobacco so as to generate an aerosol, the driving assembly comprising:a master control circuit, the master control circuit comprising an analog-digital converter, the analog-digital converter comprising an input end coupled to a power supply; and
an output power control circuit, the output power control circuit comprising an input end coupled to the power supply, an output end coupled to the heating assembly, and a control end coupled to the master control circuit;
wherein the master control circuit is configured for detecting an output voltage of the power supply, calculating a duty ratio meeting a preset power using the detected output voltage and an effective resistance of the heating assembly, and outputting the duty ratio to the output power control circuit; and the output power control circuit is configured for driving, according to the duty ratio, a current circuit of the heating assembly to switch on or switch off, so that the heating assembly operates under the preset power;
wherein the driving assembly further comprises:a resistance detection circuit, the resistance detection circuit comprising a control end, an input end and an output end, the control end being coupled to the master control circuit, the input end being coupled to the power supply, the output end being coupled to a standard resistor and the heating assembly in sequence;wherein the master control circuit further comprises a voltage detection end, which is coupled to the standard resistor;wherein the master control circuit is configured for controlling the output power control circuit to switch off, and meanwhile controlling the resistance detection circuit to switch on a current path between the power supply and the standard resistor, so as to detect the voltage of the standard resistor through the voltage detection end and to calculate the effective resistance of the heating assembly according to a proportional relationship of voltage division and resistance between the standard resistor and the heating assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,813,172

COOKTOP APPLIANCES AND CONTROL METHODS FOR THE SAME

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A cooktop appliance, comprising:an electric heating element positioned at a cooking surface of the cooktop appliance; and
a controller operably connected to the electric heating element, the controller configured to:
generate a temperature setting of the electric heating element;
activate the electric heating element;
calculate a projected maximum temperature that the electric heating element will reach after the electric heating element is deactivated; and
deactivate the electric heating element when the projected maximum temperature is greater than the temperature setting, wherein the controller is configured to calculate the projected maximum temperature based on a current temperature, a rate of change in a monitored temperature, and an on duration of the electric heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,813,171

SETTING DEVICE AND HEATING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

TSANN KUEN (ZHANGZHOU) EN...

1. A setting device for a control shaft of a thermostat, the control shaft having an upper end and being rotatable about a shaft axis to adjust a setting temperature of the thermostat, said setting device comprising:a first coupling piece having
two slots which are angularly displaced from each other in a circumferential direction about the shaft axis, and
a first central bore which is configured to permit said first coupling piece to be fittingly sleeved on the upper end of the control shaft such that the control shaft is permitted to be rotated with said first coupling piece;
a second coupling piece having
a second central bore having a dimension larger than the upper end of the control shaft to permit said second coupling piece to be sleeved on the upper end of the control shaft,
two studs configured to engage respectively in said slots so as to permit said first coupling piece to be rotated with said second coupling piece, and
a pair of first gaps angularly displaced from each other in the circumferential direction;
a knob member including a top wall, and a pair of first tongues each of which extends downwardly from said top wall to be fitted into a respective one of said first gaps so as to permit said second coupling piece to be rotated with said knob member, thereby allowing rotational force of said knob member to be transmitted to the control shaft through said first and second coupling pieces; and
a mounting seat having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a through hole which extends through said top and bottom surfaces, and which is configured to permit the control shaft to extend therethrough, wherein
said first gaps are diametrically opposite to each other;
each of said first tongues extends downwardly from said top wall to form a first engaging region;
said first tongues are angularly displaced from said studs of said second coupling piece;
said second coupling piece further has a pair of second gaps diametrically opposite to each other, said first gaps and said second gaps being angularly displaced from each other in a circumferential direction about the shaft axis, said knob member further including a pair of second tongues each of which extends downwardly from said top wall to form a second engaging region, and each of which is configured to extend through a corresponding one of said second gaps; and
said first engaging regions of said first tongues are configured to acquire a first biasing action which biases said first engaging regions away from each other, and said second engaging regions of said second tongues are configured to acquire a second biasing action which biases said second engaging regions away from each other so as to permit said first engaging regions and said second engaging regions to be squeezed against the first and second biasing actions into said through hole of said mounting seat such that said knob member is frictionally and rotatably mounted onto said mounting seat.

US Pat. No. 10,813,170

LOCATING METHOD, SYSTEM, AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network device, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing executable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the executable instructions to perform operations comprising:
determining, based on a preset base station selection rule and a neighboring cell measurement result that is sent by a to-be-located target user equipment (UE), a base station set participating in locating of the to-be-located target UE, wherein the to-be-located target UE is any one of a plurality of to-be-located UEs;
determining, based on a preset auxiliary UE selection rule and an adjacent UE measurement result that is sent by the to-be-located target UE, an auxiliary UE set participating in locating of the to-be-located target UE, wherein a device-to-device (D2D) connection is set up between the to-be-located target UE and each auxiliary UE comprised in the auxiliary UE set;
receiving, a first reference signal time difference (RSTD) set and a second RSTD set that are sent by the to-be-located target UE, wherein the first RSTD set is an RSTD set of positioning reference signals (PRSs) sent by any two base stations in the base station set to the to-be-located target UE, and the second RSTD set is an RSTD set of a PRS sent by any auxiliary UE in the auxiliary UE set to the to-be-located target UE through the D2D connection and a PRS sent by a reference base station in the base station set to the to-be-located target UE; and
determining, location information of the plurality of to-be-located UEs based on the first RSTD set, the second RSTD set, and location information of base stations comprised in the base station set.

US Pat. No. 10,813,169

MESH NETWORK DEPLOYMENT KIT

goTenna, Inc., Brooklyn,...

1. A local deployment system, comprising:a transport case;
a power supply, within the transport case;
a power entry module, within the transport case, selected from the group consisting of a 120 VAC input power entry module and a 10-24 VDC input power entry module, configured to receive electrical power into the transport case;
a memory;
a server, configured to:
provide an access point for a wireless network;
automatically determine at least one of an identity, a type, and a characteristic of a user or device accessing the wireless network through the access point;
redirect an incoming communication through the access point to a respective web page having a hyperlink, the respective web page being automatically selected from a plurality of alternate web pages, dependent on the at least one of the identity, the type, and the characteristic of the user or device; and
respond to a selection of the hyperlink with a file download from the memory, selectively dependent on the selected web page, the file download being selectively dependent on the hyperlink,
such that a user or device accessing the access point receives a customized file download selectively dependent on an automatically determined respective identity, type, or characteristic, substantially without a targeted input by the user or device of an address of the web page;
a plurality of electronic devices comprising rechargeable batteries, configured to fit within the transport case, having a first state wherein they are maintained within the transport case, and connected to a circuit for battery charging from the power supply, and a second state wherein they are removed from the transport case and are available for mobile use.

US Pat. No. 10,813,168

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A MOBILE DEVICE AS AN INPUT DEVICE FOR SURVEYS AT A LIVE EVENT

TESLA LABORATORIES, LLC, ...

1. A method for interacting with audience members in an event, which is defined as being at a physical venue location and occurring at a particular predetermined time, wherein the event has a finite number of participating attendees and an associated finite number of unique potential attendee identifiers (UPAIs) allocated to any particular event, which UPAIs can be replicated for other events at other times in the physical venue location or at events in other venue locations, selected from attendees of the event, each of the participating attendees having available thereto one of the UPAIs for an associated event, comprising the steps of:creating, for one or more participating attendees, when each of the one or more participating attendees is in physical proximity to the physical venue location associated with the event and proximate in time to an occurrence of the particular predetermined time of the event and is prompted via an external prompting source proximate in time and location to the event to enter a UPAI into a mobile wireless device (MWD), a unique ID (UID) on the MWD by the steps of:
receiving one of the UPAIs, and
combining the received one of the UPAIs with a UID time stamp to provide the UID including a UPAI portion and a UID time stamp portion, so as to distinguish two different UIDs having a duplicate UPAI portion;
detecting a presence of at least one MWD;
verifying, by a server, the UID is unique by comparing the UID to one or more other UIDs in a database on the server to determine if a duplicate UID exists in the database, resulting in a verified UID; and
accepting and storing the verified UID in the database;
receiving with the server, on a first wireless channel, a communication associated with the at least one MWD of a participating attendee, wherein the communication is associated with the verified UIDs; and
registering the verified UID of at least one participating attendee at the physical venue location of the event to define a registered attendee.

US Pat. No. 10,813,167

DATA CHARGING DURING CHARGING FUNCTION OUTAGES

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method comprising:sending a first charging data request to a charging function (CHF) of a cellular communication network, the first charging data request specifying a first amount of data used by a first data session associated with a data connection;
determining that a charging data response was not received from the CHF;
assigning a second amount of data for the data connection;
determining that the CHF has become available; and
sending a second charging data request to the CHF, wherein the second charging data request specifies at least one of:
a second data session to be associated with the data connection;
an identifier associated with the first data session; or
a third amount of data used by the data connection and associated with the first data session.

US Pat. No. 10,813,165

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SESSION MANAGEMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:sending a request, by a session management function (SMF) to an access and mobility management function (AMF), wherein the request includes a N1 session management (SM) information requesting a user equipment (UE) to release a PDU session and a skip indication indicating the AMF to skip transferring the N1 SM information to the UE; and
if the UE is in a connection management idle (CM-IDLE) state and the skip indication is received by the AMF, sending, by the AMF to the SMF, a response indicating that the N1 SM information is not transferred.

US Pat. No. 10,813,164

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION FOR LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication system for operating a Discontinuous Reception, DRX, function, wherein the communication system is configured with at least one licensed cell and at least one unlicensed cell and operates the DRX function, the communication system comprising:a user equipment comprising:
a receiver that receives, from a radio base station, a DRX-active instruction to be in DRX Active Time at least on the unlicensed cell until receiving the next downlink control information related to a downlink data transmission to be received via the unlicensed cell, and
a processor that controls the user equipment to be, in response to the receiver receiving the DRX-active instruction, in DRX Active Time at least on the unlicensed cell, comprising continuously monitor a downlink control channel for downlink control information until receiving the next downlink control information related to a downlink data transmission to be received via the unlicensed cell,
wherein the DRX-active instruction is included in a control element of a Medium Access Control, MAC, protocol,
wherein the MAC control element comprises a predetermined identification value indicating that the MAC control element is the DRX-active instruction,
wherein the DRX-active instruction is included in downlink control information, DCI, transmitted on the downlink control channel, and
wherein the DCI is of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, 3GPP, DCI Format 1A and comprises information such that the DCI:
is processed by the user equipment as an instruction to perform a random access procedure on a licensed cell when comprising an identification of this licensed cell, and
is processed by the user equipment as the DRX-active instruction when comprising an identification of the unlicensed cell, and
the radio base station comprising:
a transmitter that transmits, to the user equipment, the DRX-active instruction for the user equipment to be in DRX Active Time at least on the unlicensed cell until receiving the next downlink control information related to the downlink data transmission to be received via the unlicensed cell.

US Pat. No. 10,813,163

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN NEW RADIO

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for discontinuous reception (DRX), the method comprising:receiving, by receiving circuitry of a User Equipment (UE), a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message having a DRX Start Offset (drx-StartOffset) and a DRX Slot Offset (drxStartOffset_slot);
determining, by processing circuitry of the UE, a start subframe based on the drx-StartOffset; and
determining, by the processing circuitry, a starting time of a DRX On-Duration Timer (drx-onDurationTimer) in the start subframe based on the drxStartOffset_slot, wherein the drxStartOffset_slot has an actual time unit.

US Pat. No. 10,813,162

PROHIBITING FAILURE INDICATIONS FOR SECONDARY CELL GROUP FAILURE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a user equipment (UE) operating in a network that supports dual connectivity operation, for minimizing transmission of unnecessary UE failure indications, the method comprising:detecting a secondary cell-group failure (SCG-failure) triggering event;
suspending secondary cell group (SCG) bearers, in response to said detecting;
sending a UE failure indication message to the network; and
refraining from sending further UE failure indication messages until one or more SCG parameters are reconfigured.

US Pat. No. 10,813,161

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROTECTION OF AN INITIAL NON-ACCESS STRATUM (NAS) MESSAGE

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A User Equipment (UE), comprising:a wireless transceiver, configured to perform wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network; and
a controller, configured to transition the UE from a Radio Resource Control (RRC) idle state to an RRC connected state, and after transitioning the UE from the RRC idle state to the RRC connected state, send an initial Non-Access Stratum (NAS) message comprising a limited set of Information Elements (IEs) in cleartext, which are required to establish security between the UE and the service network, and a container IE carrying an initial NAS message Protocol Data Unit (PDU) ciphered with NAS security context to the service network via the wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,813,160

RRC CONNECTION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A radio resource control (RRC) connection management method comprising:sending, by user equipment (UE) when in an RRC power saving mode in which some context information of an RRC connected mode is stored in the UE, an uplink data request to an access network node by using a shared resource for sending data, wherein the uplink data request comprises uplink data and request information that is used for requesting to enter the RRC connected mode; and
receiving, by the UE, an access network dedicated identifier of the UE from the access network node, wherein the access network dedicated identifier of the UE is determined by the access network node according to the request information, and wherein the UE is in the RRC connected mode within a validity period of the access network dedicated identifier of the UE;
wherein before sending the uplink data request to the access network node, the method further comprises:
receiving, by the UE in the RRC connected mode before entering the RRC power saving mode, from the access network node information indicating a target security parameter to be used next time the UE enters the RRC connected mode, wherein the target security parameter has not been used previously in the RRC connected mode; and
performing, by the UE, security protection on the uplink data by using the target security parameter according to the information indicating the target security parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,813,159

METHOD FOR PERFORMING ACCESS CONTROL IN NEXT-GENERATION MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND USER EQUIPMENT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method in which a user equipment (UE) performs access control, the method comprising:operating, by a non-access-stratum (NAS) layer of the UE, a back-off timer, based on that an access via a first network slice is barred, wherein the operation of the back-off timer depends on the first network slice;
detecting, by the NAS layer of the UE, that an important service is requested, wherein the important service is to be provided via a second network slice;
transferring, by the NAS layer of the UE, information about the important service and a NAS signaling request to a radio resource control (RRC) layer of the UE, while the back-off timer is operating based on that the access via the first network slice is barred; and
skipping or overriding, by the RRC layer, a check for access control based on the information about the important service,
wherein the information about the important service is preset in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,813,158

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND METHODS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device (D2D) communications, the wireless access interface being provided for transmitting signals to an infrastructure equipment of a mobile communications network when within a radio coverage area of the infrastructure equipment;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the one or more other communications devices via the wireless access interface, the wireless access interface being provided for receiving signals from the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network when within the radio coverage area of the infrastructure equipment; and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit or to receive the signals via the wireless access interface to transmit or to receive data represented by the signals, wherein
in a case that predetermined conditions are met, the controller is configured in combination with the transmitter and the receiver to
when the communications device is out-of-coverage so that the communications device cannot receive the signals from the infrastructure equipment or the communications device cannot transmit the signals to the infrastructure equipment, receive one or more beacon signals from one or more other in-coverage communications devices which act as a relay node for the communications device or transmit a beacon signal to the one or more other in-coverage communications devices,
transmit the signals, representing the data, to one of the other in-coverage communications devices to act as a target relay node for transmitting the data to the infrastructure equipment, or receive the signals from one of the other in-coverage communications devices acting as the target relay node which have been received from the infrastructure equipment, and
when the communications device is in-coverage so that the communications device can receive the signals from the infrastructure equipment or the communications device can transmit the signals to the infrastructure equipment,
receive a request, to transmit a beacon signal, from an out-of-coverage communications device, and
transmit the beacon signal to the out-of-coverage communications device in accordance with a D2D communications protocol, the communications device being selected to act as the target relay node for the out-of-coverage communications device by the out-of-coverage communications device or the infrastructure equipment in accordance with the beacon signal received by the out-of-coverage communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,813,157

BEAM FAILURE RECOVERY AND RELATED TIMING DETERMINATION TECHNIQUES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:detecting failure of a beam associated with a first cell;
sending a beam failure recovery request (BFRQ) message on a second cell;
receiving a beam failure recovery response (BFRR) message on the second cell; and
determining a fixed duration starting from reception of the BFRR message until using a default beam for communications on the first cell, wherein the fixed duration comprises a larger of a first duration of a fixed number of symbols based on a first subcarrier spacing (SCS) of the first cell and a second duration of the fixed number of symbols based on a second SCS of the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,813,156

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING NETWORK CONNECTION

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A method for processing a network connection, comprising:after a first communication module establishes a first connection with a network, a second communication module receiving, within a pre-determined time, an instruction message sent by the first communication module and arrived after being transmitted via the first connection and a second connection established between the second communication module and the network sequentially, wherein the instruction message is used to instruct the second communication module to disconnect the second connection established with the network; the first communication module being connected to a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card in a terminal, and the second communication module being connected to a second SIM card in the terminal; and
after receiving, within the pre-determined time, the instruction message sent by the first communication module and arrived after being transmitted via the first connection and the second connection established between the second communication module and the network sequentially, the second communication module disconnecting the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,813,155

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR CONNECTION TO A WIRELESS NETWORK

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first wireless communication apparatus, comprising:first wireless communication circuitry configured to:
receive SSID information for a first network from a second wireless communication apparatus based on user information of one of the first wireless communication apparatus or the second wireless communication apparatus; and
control circuitry configured to:
receive a user input that indicates a permission to assist a connection between a wireless terminal and the second wireless communication apparatus, wherein
the first wireless communication circuitry is further configured to:
transmit a connection request to the wireless terminal based on the user input;
establish, in a second network, a direct wireless connection between the first wireless communication apparatus and the wireless terminal based on the connection request; and
the control circuitry is further configured to:
assist the direct wireless connection based on transmission, to the wireless terminal, of the user information of one of the first wireless communication apparatus or the second wireless communication apparatus, the SSID information for the first network, and authentication information, wherein
the first network is associated with the second wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,813,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING SERVICES AND DATA

1. A device comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations comprising:
determining a first location of a first communication device and a first trajectory of the first communication device responsive to receiving a request for a communication service from the first communication device;
predicting a time period during which a second communication device will be within a peer-to-peer communication range of the first communication device based on the first location and the first trajectory and based on a second location and a second trajectory of the second communication device;
determining whether to provide the communication service to the first communication device via the second communication device; and
providing the communication service to the second communication device for distribution to the first communication device responsive to the determining to provide the communication service to the first communication device via the second communication device, wherein the distribution is initiated during the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,813,152

USER TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising:transmitting to a base station, by a user equipment, first information including a priority of a data packet to be transmitted from the user equipment via direct communication in which the data packet is transmitted to another user equipment without passing through the base station, the first information assisting the base station to schedule transmission resources for the direct communication;
receiving from the base station, by the user equipment, second information indicating transmission resources for the direct communication scheduled by the base station;
configuring, by the user equipment, a plurality of data paths in accordance with a priority of each of a plurality of data packets to be transmitted by the direct communication, on a basis of the second information; and
transmitting, by the user equipment, each of the plurality of data packets via a respective configured data path.

US Pat. No. 10,813,151

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for one or more processors of a speaker device comprising first communication circuitry and second communication circuitry, the method comprising:based on detecting a mobile device using the first communication circuitry, sending connection information and application information directly to the mobile device using the first communication circuitry, the connection information for establishing a direct connection between the speaker device and the mobile device using the second communication circuitry, the application information for identifying an application to be executed in the mobile device to remotely control the speaker device based on a control signal to be sent to the speaker device;
receiving the control signal from the mobile device via the direct connection established between the speaker device and the mobile device using the second communication circuitry based on the connection information; and
performing a function of the speaker device corresponding to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,813,150

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS WITH REDUCED LATENCY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a device, the method comprising:determining a first set of symbols, of a transmit time interval, for a sidelink transmission;
determining a second set of symbols, of the transmit time interval, for an uplink transmission;
determining overlapping symbols of the first set of symbols and the second set of symbols;
transmitting, by the device, the sidelink transmission in a third set of symbols of the transmit time interval, where the third set of symbols excludes the overlapping symbols; and
transmitting, by the device, the uplink transmission in the second set of symbols of the transmit time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,813,149

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING V2X MESSAGE IN LOCAL NETWORK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving a vehicle to everything (V2X) message by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting and receiving a V2X message via a long term evolution (LTE) Uu interface of a first local network;
receiving local network boundary-related information from a first base station (BS) of the first local network; and
determining to perform one or more of V2X message transmission or V2X message reception via a PC5 interface during a selected IP traffic offload at local network (SIPTO) period on the basis of the local network boundary-related information.

US Pat. No. 10,813,148

SELECTIVE PROBE-RESPONSE SUPPRESSION

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an antenna; and
an interface circuit, coupled to the antenna, configured to communicate with a second electronic device, wherein the interface circuit is configured to:
receive a probe request associated with the second electronic device, wherein the probe request includes an identifier of the second electronic device;
determine, based at least in part on the identifier, whether one or more response criteria are met;
when the one or more response criteria are met, provide, via the interface circuit, a probe response intended for the second electronic device; and
otherwise, not provide the probe response intended for the second electronic device, wherein the one or more response criteria comprise whether a predefined time interval has elapsed since a previous probe response intended for the second electronic device was provided by the electronic device;
wherein the probe response is provided when the predefined time interval has elapsed since the previous probe response intended for the second electronic device; and
wherein the predefined time interval corresponds to a total scan time of the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,813,147

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

11. A base station, comprising:a transmitter, configured to send a first resource to a terminal, while the terminal does not have a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection with the base station; and
a receiver, configured to receive, on the first resource sent from the transmitter, an uplink application layer data packet, an uplink signaling data packet, an uplink media access control (MAC) layer control packet, or an uplink physical layer sequence that is sent from the terminal, wherein the amount of the uplink application layer data packet, the uplink signaling data packet, the uplink media access control (MAC) layer control packet, or the uplink physical layer sequence is less than or equal to a first threshold, while the terminal does not have the RRC connection with the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,813,146

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION LINK IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

SAANKHYA LABS PVT. LTD., ...

1. A system for establishing a device to device communication link in cellular networks using a transmit to receive transition gap (TTG) and a receive to transmit transition gap (RTG) of the cellular networks, the system comprising:a base station that is coupled to a cellular tower;
one or more user equipments comprising a first user equipment and a second user equipment, wherein the first user equipment is configured with a first user equipment cognitive engine and the second user equipment is configured with a second user equipment cognitive engine;
a memory and a storage device; and
a processor in communication with the memory and the storage device, the communication processor executing machine readable program instructions for performing a method for establishing the device to device communication link in the cellular networks using the TTG and the RTG, the method comprising:
performing a time synchronization through at least one of (i) a downlink reference signal from the base station, (ii) a GPS (Global Positioning System) timing signal, or (iii) a timing reference signal from a digital television (DTV);
scheduling a downlink bandwidth for the first user equipment at a starting of a downlink transmission interval, wherein the downlink transmission interval comprises radio frames, wherein the radio frames are divided into n sub frames of equal time interval based on a configuration of the cellular networks and the starting of the downlink transmission interval is a starting of a sub frame one; and
scheduling an uplink bandwidth for the first user equipment at an end of an uplink transmission interval to reduce a probability of overlapping signals at the TTG, wherein the one or more user equipments establishes the device to device communication link in a TTG timing interval or a RTG timing interval,
wherein the uplink transmission interval comprises radio frames, wherein the radio frames are divided into n sub frames of equal time interval based on a configuration of the cellular networks and the end of the uplink transmission interval is an end of a sub frame n.

US Pat. No. 10,813,145

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING APPARATUS BY USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling, by a client, a server in Bluetooth, the method comprising:forming a Bluetooth low energy (LE) connection with the server;
transmitting, to the server, a first write request message to request a writing of a control point characteristic for an indication of a specific operation;
receiving a first write response message as a response to the first write request message; and
receiving, from the server, a first indication message for indicating whether the specific operation has been executed,
wherein the first write request message comprises a first operation code indicating the specific operation and a first effective time indicating an execution time of the specific operation, and
wherein the receiving the first indication message includes:
confirming a failure cause based on that the execution of the specific operation; and
receiving the first indication message which comprises a second effective time supported by the server based on that an error code indicates non-support for the first effective time.

US Pat. No. 10,813,144

COMMUNICATION DEVICE ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CONNECTION WITH TERMINAL DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR TERMINAL DEVICE ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CONNECTION WITH COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface being different from the first wireless interface, the second wireless interface being an interface configured to perform a wireless communication according to a specific scheme;
a processor; and
a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
in response to a wireless link via the first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while a state of the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via the second wireless interface, the first parent station state being a state where the communication device operates as a parent station of a first wireless network according to the specific scheme, the first wireless network being identified by a first network identifier, the first wireless network being for performing a wireless communication via the second wireless interface;
in a case where the predetermined information is received, shift the state of the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, the second parent station state being a state where the communication device operates as a parent station of a second wireless network according to the specific scheme and the communication device does not operate as the parent station of the first wireless network according to the specific scheme, the second wireless network being identified by a second network identifier different from the first network identifier, the second wireless network being for performing a wireless communication via the second wireless interface; and
after the predetermined information has been received and the state of the communication device has been shifted from the first parent station state to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station,
wherein in a case where the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device while the state of the communication device is the first parent station state, the state of the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state.

US Pat. No. 10,813,143

MULTIPLE EVENT-BASED VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for a vehicle comprising:an embedded first modem;
an embedded second modem;
a vehicle location controller; and
a processor configured to, responsive to occurrence of a predetermined event,
collect a vehicle location from the vehicle location controller;
wirelessly transmit the vehicle location offboard the vehicle via a voice call established by the first modem, and
wirelessly transmit the vehicle location to the server via a data call established by the second modem to a remote monitoring service, the data call being established independent of establishment of the voice call,
wherein the first modem is configured for a first cellular network, and the second modem is configured for a second cellular network that differs from the first cellular network, and the data call and the voice call occur contemporaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,813,141

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING NPRACH PREAMBLE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING TDD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), a narrowband physical random access channel (NPRACH) preamble in a wireless communication system supporting time division duplexing (TDD), the method comprising:receiving, from a base station through a higher layer signaling, NPRACH configuration information including first information for a repetition number of NPRACH preambles including symbol groups; and
transmitting, to the base station, the NPRACH preamble repeatedly through frequency hopping between the symbol groups based on the NPRACH configuration information,
wherein a frequency location of the symbol group is determined based on a first parameter related to a start subcarrier and a second parameter related to the frequency hopping,
wherein the NPRACH preamble consists of six symbol groups that include first consecutive three symbol groups and second consecutive three symbol groups, and
wherein the second parameter of each of a first symbol group among the first consecutive three symbol groups and the first symbol group among the second consecutive three symbol groups is defined (i) a medium access control (MAC) layer, and (ii) a parameter generated by a pseudo random sequence and a symbol group index.

US Pat. No. 10,813,140

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a random access preamble, by a user equipment (UE), in a wireless communication system supporting a narrow band-Internet of things (NB-IoT), the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), Downlink Control Information (DCI) including (i) preamble format indicator and (ii) subcarrier indicator; and
transmitting, to the BS, the random access preamble on an allocated subcarrier based on the DCI,
wherein the preamble format indicator indicates whether a format of the random access preamble is format 0/1 or format 2,
wherein, based on the format being format 0/1, the subcarrier indicator is 6 bits, and
wherein, based on the format being format 2, the subcarrier indicator is 8 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,813,138

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR IMPROVING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE (RAR) TRANSMISSION BANDWIDTH EFFICIENCY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network device, comprising:receiving a random access request message from a terminal device; and
transmitting to the terminal device a Random Access Response, RAR, message in response to the random access request message,
wherein:
the RAR message has a format dependent on a type of the random access request message;
the RAR message includes an RAR Service Data Unit, SDU;
the RAR SDU has a first format including a Timing Advance, TA, command field, an uplink, UL, grant field, and a temporary Cell-Radio Network Temporary Identifier, C-RNTI, field when the random access request message is for initial access;
the RAR SDU has a second format including the TA command field when the random access request message is for intra-cell beam switch or contention-free access for a secondary carrier in a Carrier Aggregation, CA, configuration, or
the RAR SDU has a third format including the TA command field and the UL grant field when the random access request message is for contention-free handover.

US Pat. No. 10,813,137

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF HANDLING BWP INACTIVITY TIMER DURING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Asustek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:starting a bandwidth part (BWP) timer for a serving cell operating in a paired spectrum;
initiating a contention-based Random Access (RA) procedure on the serving cell and stopping the BWP timer; and
starting the BWP timer if a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) addressed to a Cell Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI) of the UE is received and the PDCCH contains an uplink grant for a new transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,813,135

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

ZTE Corporation, Guangdo...

1. A random access method, comprising:selecting a preamble from a preset preamble set and transmitting the preamble to a base station by a first cluster head in a first cluster formed by a plurality of user equipment (UEs), wherein each preamble in the preamble set indicates a number of UEs corresponding to the each preamble and the number of UEs corresponding to the selected preamble is equal to a number of cluster members in the first cluster;
receiving, by the first cluster head, a response message transmitted by the base station in response to the preamble, wherein the response message carries resource information that is used for establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection and matches the number of cluster members in the first cluster and a Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI) corresponding to the number of cluster members in the first cluster; and
broadcasting, by the first cluster head, the resource information that is used for establishing the RRC connection and the C-RNTI to each cluster member in the first cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,813,134

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ACCESS BARRING CHECK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), an access barring check in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a network, a system information block 2 (SIB2) including a plurality of barring factors for each-coverage enhancement (CE) level;
determining access barring for a cell based on a determination that a barring factor related to a CE level of the UE among the plurality of barring factors is greater than a random value between 0 and 1;
starting a barring timer based on the access barring; and
stopping the started barring timer based on a change of the CE level of the UE in the cell,
wherein after stopping the started barring timer, a radio resource control (RRC) layer of the UE informs a non-access stratum (NAS) layer of the UE that barring is alleviated, and
wherein the NAS layer of the UE triggers a new RRC connection establishment procedure for the changed CE level.

US Pat. No. 10,813,133

METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATING TO RANDOM ACCESS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a user equipment (UE) operable in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:detecting an event triggering a random access procedure;
determining an adjustment for a random access parameter as a function of one or more of:
a type of the event triggering the random access procedure; and
a characteristic of data to be transmitted or received by the UE upon completion of the random access procedure;
applying the adjustment to a configured value for the random access parameter to obtain an adjusted value for the random access parameter; and
performing the random access procedure with a base station operable in the wireless communications network, using the adjusted value for the random access parameter;
wherein the configured value for the random access parameter is configured in a response message, received from the base station, in response to a first random access procedure, and wherein the method comprises performing a second random access procedure using the adjusted value for the random access parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,813,132

FIRST AND SECOND WIRELESS DEVICE AND A NETWORK NODE, AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREBY, FOR PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first wireless device for requesting resources from a network node, wherein the first wireless device, one or more second wireless devices and the network node are operable in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving from the network node, configuration information indicating that the first wireless device and one or more second wireless devices are part of a group, and that the first wireless device shall act as a coordinator for the group, wherein wireless devices in the group are capable of direct mode communication (D2D);
receiving one or more resource requests from respective one or more second wireless devices in the group, wherein each one of the resource requests are received over a D2D link between the first wireless device and the respective one or more second wireless devices; and
transmitting a random access request to the network node, which random access request relates to requested resources according to the received one or more resource requests from the group, wherein the random access request comprises aggregated resource requests from the one or more second wireless devices that have data to transmit.

US Pat. No. 10,813,131

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Sonic Corporat...

9. A communication device for improving Random Access preamble transmission in a wireless communication system, the communication device comprising:a control circuit;
a processor installed in the control circuit;
a memory installed in the control circuit and operatively coupled to the processor;
wherein the processor is configured to execute a program code stored in the memory to improve Random Access preamble transmission in a wireless communication system by:
receiving, at the device, at least two different power ramping steps including a first power ramping step and a second power ramping step as power ramping factors for preamble transmission,
wherein the first power ramping step is configured by a network via system information and the second power ramping step is configured by the network via dedicated signaling, and
wherein the second power ramping step is larger than the first power ramping step and wherein a power ramping step is a difference between preamble target received powers of two consecutive preamble transmissions;
choosing, by the communication device based on a cause triggering a Random Access procedure, one of the at least two different power ramping steps to be used to calculate transmission power for a Preamble of the Random Access procedure;
transmitting, by the communication device, the Preamble with the transmission power calculated by the first power ramping step when the Random Access procedure is triggered by a first cause; and
transmitting, by the communication device, the Preamble with the transmission power calculated by the second power ramping step when the Random Access procedure is triggered by a second cause.

US Pat. No. 10,813,130

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL METHOD BASED ON BROADCAST PREAMBLE SAMPLING FOR COGNITIVE SENSOR NETWORK

SHENYANG INSTITUTE OF AUT...

1. A medium access control method for a cognitive sensor network based on broadcast preamble sampling, a cognitive sensor (CS) executing the following steps in each dormancy-awakening cycle:step 1, spectrum sensing: the CS detects whether primary users are occupying an authorized frequency band; if the primary users do not occupy the authorized frequency band, execute step 2; otherwise, execute step 7;
step 2, carrier listening: the CS conducts carrier listening; when a carrier listening result shows that a channel is not occupied, execute step 3; when the carrier listening result shows that the channel is busy and receives a preamble code, if a forwarding condition is not satisfied, execute step 7; otherwise, execute step 6; when the carrier listening result shows that the channel is busy and does not receive the preamble code, execute step 7;
step 3: the CS detects the length of a data queue of the CS; when the data queue is not empty, execute step 4; otherwise, execute step 7;
step 4, the preamble code is broadcast and transmitted: before transmitting data, the CS firstly transmits the preamble code to establish a communication link with a neighbor node;
step 5, data transmission: if the CS receives a response ACK of the neighbor node in the process of transmitting the preamble code, the CS immediately stops transmitting the preamble code and begins to send a data packet to the neighbor node;
if the acknowledgement ACK is received after the data packet is transmitted, it indicates that the data packet is successfully transmitted, and execute step 7; otherwise, it indicates transmission failure and execute step 7;
step 6, preamble code response: the CS enters a receiving state and sends a response ACK, indicating that the CS is ready to receive data; if the data packet is received, the acknowledgement ACK is transmitted to inform a sending node, and execute step 7; otherwise, directly enter step 7;
step 7, dormancy: the CS closes a radio frequency transceiver and simultaneously opens an overtime timer for conducting timing; awakening is conducted again after timing is ended, and execute step 1;
wherein the step that said CS detects whether primary users are occupying an authorized frequency band comprises the following steps:
the CS collects N signal samples on one operating frequency band of the primary users, wherein N=f*Ts, f is the sampling frequency of the CS and Ts is spectrum sensing time;signal energyof N samples is compared with energy threshold ?,wherein y(n) is the nth signal sample collected by the CS;if T(y)??, the CS judges that the primary users are occupying the authorized frequency band; otherwise, the CS judges that the primary users do not occupy the authorized frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,813,129

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING UPLINK DATA, TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for sending Uplink (UL) data, comprising:determining a start symbol location or start and end symbol locations of a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission subframe on an unlicensed carrier through a predefinition or according to an indication message received from a base station; and
sending the UL data according to the determined start symbol location or start and end symbol locations;
wherein before sending the UL data according to the determined start symbol location or start and end symbol locations, the method further comprises:
generating a DeModulation Reference Signal (DMRS); and
mapping the generated DMRS onto a symbol corresponding to the PUSCH transmission subframe corresponding to the start symbol location;
wherein when the start symbol location of the PUSCH transmission subframe is the symbol 7, a symbol location to which the DMRS is mapped is the symbol 10; when the start symbol location of the PUSCH transmission subframe is the symbol 3, the symbol location to which the DMRS is mapped is the symbol 3 and the symbol 10 or the symbol location to which the DMRS is mapped is the symbol 6 and the symbol 10; when the start symbol location of the PUSCH transmission subframe is the symbol 1, the symbol location to which the DMRS is mapped is the symbol 3 and the symbol 10; and when the start symbol location of the PUSCH transmission subframe is the symbol 2, the symbol location to which the DMRS is mapped is the symbol 3 and the symbol 10 or the symbol 5 and the symbol 10.

US Pat. No. 10,813,128

MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PATTERN ON UNLICENSED CARRIER

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A method for managing patterns on an unlicensed carrier, the method comprising at least one of the following actions:performing, by transmission nodes, at least one of the following actions: performing Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) detection during different stages of the CCA detection according to CCA patterns of the stages, or transmitting at least one of a signal or data according to patterns of the stages; or
exchanging the CCA patterns between the transmission nodes;
wherein the transmission nodes comprising one or more of the following types: system-level nodes, cell-level nodes or User Equipment (UE)-level nodes;
wherein the stages of CCA detection comprise at least one of the following stages: a non-occupancy period; a signal reserving period; or a data transmission period; and
wherein a pattern used for CCA detection during the non-occupancy period comprises one of the following:
a CCA detection pattern having equal intervals in the frequency domain and adopting a Resource Block (RB) as a minimum resource granularity;
a CCA detection pattern having unequal intervals in the frequency domain and adopting an RB as a minimum resource granularity;
a CCA detection pattern having equal intervals in the frequency domain and adopting a Resource Element (RE) as a minimum resource granularity;
a CCA detection pattern having unequal intervals in the frequency domain and adopting an RE as a minimum resource granularity;
a sub-band-level CCA detection pattern having equal intervals in the frequency domain; or
a sub-band-level CCA detection pattern having unequal intervals in the frequency domain; or
wherein a pattern used for CCA detection during the signal reserving period comprises one of the following:
if a reserved signal is sent on an entire bandwidth, there is no CCA detection pattern;
if a reserved signal is sent on an entire bandwidth, frequency domain resources in one-to-one correspondence to CCA detection patterns are reserved for CCA pattern detection performed by reused nodes during the signal reserving period; or
if a reserved signal is sent in frequency domain resources in one-to-one correspondence to CCA detection patterns, a pattern for sending the reserved signal is taken as a pattern used for CCA pattern detection performed by reused nodes during the signal reserving period; or
wherein a pattern used for CCA detection during the data transmission period comprises one of the following:
if data is transmitted on an entire bandwidth, there is no CCA detection pattern;
if data is transmitted on an entire bandwidth, frequency domain resources in one-to-one correspondence to CCA detection patterns are reserved for CCA pattern detection performed by reused nodes during the data transmission period;
if data is transmitted on an entire bandwidth, pre-set REs on frequency domain resources in one-to-one correspondence to CCA detection patterns are reserved, or pre-set frequency domain REs within the data transmission period are reserved, for CCA pattern detection performed by reused nodes during the data transmission period; or
if data is transmitted in frequency domain resources in one-to-one correspondence to CCA detection patterns, a pattern for transmitting the data is taken as a pattern used for CCA pattern detection performed by reused nodes during the signal reserving period.

US Pat. No. 10,813,127

SIGNALING OF RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE PARAMETERS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for transmitting a preamble, comprising:maintaining a fixed set of preamble parameter configurations, each of the preamble parameter configurations corresponding to a respective cyclic shift value;
receiving at a user equipment (UE) a configuration number;
selecting, by the UE, a preamble parameter configuration specified by the received configuration number from the fixed set of preamble parameter configurations; and
transmitting, by the UE, a preamble using the selected preamble parameter configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,813,126

SIGNALING FOR UPLINK SHORT TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL TRANSMISSIONS

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to
determine how a user equipment is to transmit with respect to a demodulation reference signal, wherein the determination is dependent on a mobility of the user equipment, and wherein the mobility of the user equipment determines a transmission proximity of the demodulation reference signal to a data symbol, and a transmission reusability of the demodulation reference signal; and
provide an uplink grant to schedule the user equipment to transmit according to the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,813,124

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIXED GRANT-FREE AND GRANT-BASED UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving a grant-free (GF) cell radio network temporary ID (C RNTI);
when a resource configuration for type 1 GF transmission is received, retransmitting a first data packet according to a received first downlink control information (DCI) whose cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is scrambled with the GF C RNTI, wherein the first data packet has been initially transmitted based on the resource configuration for type 1 GF transmission; and
when a resource configuration for type 2 GF transmission is received, deactivating the resource configuration for type 2 GF transmission, based on a received second DCI whose CRC is scrambled with the GF C RNTI;
the method further comprising retransmitting a second data packet according to a third DCI whose CRC is scrambled with the GF C RNTI, wherein the second data packet has been initially transmitted based on the resource configuration for type 2 GF transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,813,123

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING SPS OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a wireless device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving (i) first semi persistent scheduling (SPS) configuration supporting a first size of a message and (ii) a second SPS configuration supporting a second size of the message, wherein the first SPS configuration is addressed by a first SPS cell radio network temporary identity (SPS C-RNTI) and the second SPS configuration is addressed by a second SPS C-RNTI;
detecting that a size of the message has been changed based on a threshold;
transmitting an SPS change request to a network to inform that a size of a L2 buffer has been changed based on the threshold; and
receiving, from the network through a PDCCH addressed by the second SPS C-RNTI, a control message which releases the first SPS configuration and activates the second SPS configuration,
wherein the message is any one of decentralized environmental notification messages (DENM) or basic safety messages (BSM) used in a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.

US Pat. No. 10,813,122

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING AND/OR GRANTING UPLINK RESOURCES

Charter Communcations Ope...

1. A method of operating a base station, the method comprising:scheduling a first user equipment (UE) for uplink transmission in a combination of one or more uplink slots and a plurality of mini-slots, said one or more uplink slots including an uplink slot having a first predetermined duration, said plurality of mini-slots including a first mini-slot that precedes a first uplink slot scheduled for use by the first UE and a second mini-slot that follows said first uplink slot scheduled for use by the first UE, said first UE being scheduled only full slots between said first mini-slot and said second mini-slot, at least one of said first mini-slot and said second mini-slot having a second predetermined duration which is smaller than said first predetermined duration; and
transmitting a single uplink (UL) grant message to the first UE communicating a grant of the scheduled combination of said one or more uplink slots and said plurality of mini-slots.

US Pat. No. 10,813,121

NODE AND METHOD FOR DOWNLINK SCHEDULING AND HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST TIMING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a base station, for determining a control timing configuration, the control timing configuration providing a subframe timing setting for configuring downlink Hybrid Automatic Retransmission Request Acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) control timing for a cell serving a user equipment in a multiple cell communications network, the user equipment being served by a Time Division Duplex (TDD) based cell, and a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) based cell, the method comprising:determining a control timing configuration for a secondary cell, the secondary cell being one of the TDD based cell and the FDD based cell, based on a control timing configuration of a primary cell, the primary cell being one of the FDD based cell and the TDD based cell, the determining of the control timing configuration for the secondary cell being further based at least in part on an association set given by a maximum value, minimum value and all integer values there between, the values in the association set being used to establish subframe numbers to carry HARQ-ACK feedback; and
if the primary cell is the TDD based cell and the secondary cell is the FDD based cell:
the control timing configuration of the secondary cell being determined as to reduce a number of downlink (DL) subframes unavailable for DL HARQ feedback for a particular primary cell control timing configuration as compared with other primary cell control timing configurations; and
the determining of the control timing configuration for the secondary cell further includes determining the control timing configuration to be one of:
configuration number 2 if the configuration number of the primary cell is one of 0, 1 and 6; and
configuration 5 if the configuration number of the primary cell is one of 3 and 4.

US Pat. No. 10,813,120

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING TRANSMISSION OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

6. A method implemented by a mobile terminal in a communications network, the method comprising:receiving a cell-specific instruction indicating that an uplink symbol in each of multiple subsequent subframes is semi-statically configured to be used for sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission;
receiving a terminal-specific instruction indicating that the mobile terminal is to use the uplink symbol in a specific subframe of the multiple subsequent subframes for aperiodic SRS transmission and not for data transmission;
determining, based on the received terminal-specific and cell specific instructions, whether to use the uplink symbol for aperiodic SRS transmission in the specific subframe; and
transmitting in the uplink according to the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,813,119

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION SENDING AND RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, wherein the method comprises:receiving, by an apparatus, first information through downlink scheduling signaling from a network device, wherein the first information comprises a resource indicator;
determining, by the apparatus based on the resource indicator, a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource in a first PUCCH resource set corresponding to a payload size of a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK);
in response to determining, by the apparatus, that the first PUCCH resource and a second PUCCH resource partially overlap in terms of time or determining, by the apparatus, that the first PUCCH resource and a second PUCCH resource do not overlap in terms of time, and the first PUCCH resource and the second PUCCH resource each partially overlap a same third PUCCH resource in at least one third PUCCH resource in terms of time, determining, by the apparatus based on the resource indicator, a fourth PUCCH resource in a second PUCCH resource set corresponding to a total payload size, wherein the total payload size comprises a payload size of at least one scheduling request (SR) status corresponding to the at least one third PUCCH resource, a payload size of the channel state information (CSI), and the payload size of the HARQ-ACK, wherein the second PUCCH resource is configured for CSI, and the at least one third PUCCH resource is configured for at least one SR; and
sending, by the apparatus, the HARQ-ACK, the CSI, and the at least one SR status to the network device on the fourth PUCCH resource.

US Pat. No. 10,813,118

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION AND DEVICES SUPPORTING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) at a user equipment (UE) to a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the BS, scaling information for acknowledgement information through higher layer signaling;
determining a number of first coded modulation symbols for the acknowledgement information on physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) without uplink shared channel (UL-SCH) based on the scaling information;
determining a number of second coded modulation symbols for channel state information (CSI) by subtracting the number of the first coded modulation symbols from a number of resource elements that can be used for transmission of the UCI including the acknowledgement information and the CSI; and
transmitting, to the BS, the UCI on the PUSCH based on the number of the first coded modulation symbols and the number of the second coded modulation symbols,
wherein, based on that the CSI includes CSI part 1 and CSI part 2, a number of third coded modulation symbols for the CSI part 1 satisfies below equation 1, and
a number of fourth coded modulation symbols for the CSI part 2 satisfies below equation 2,
where Q?ACK denotes the number of the first coded modulation symbols,
where OCSI,1 denotes payload size for the CSI part 1,
where LCSI,1 denotes a number of CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) bits for the CSI part 1,
where ?offsetCSI,1 denotes beta offset value for the CSI part 1,
where Qm denotes modulation order of the UCI transmitted in the PUSCH,
where c0 denotes a target code rate of the PUSCH without the UL-SCH,
where Msc?UCI(l) denotes a number of resource elements that can be used for transmission of the UCI in symbol index l,
where Nsymb,allPUSCH denotes a total number of symbols of the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,813,117

METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, NETWORK DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:sending, by a network device, configuration information to a terminal device, the configuration information indicating the terminal device to perform uplink data transmission with a first transmission cycle; and
determining, by the network device, a second transmission cycle for subsequent uplink data transmission of the terminal device based on a predefined parameter to modify the cycle, according to whether uplink data sent by the terminal device is received on a transmission resource with the first transmission cycle, sent by the terminal device, received on the transmission resource with the first transmission cycle, wherein
responsive to that the network device does not receive, on the transmission resource with the first transmission cycle, the uplink data sent by the terminal device, determining, by the network device, the second transmission cycle according to the predefined parameter to modify the cycle, wherein the second transmission cycle is larger than the first transmission cycle and is smaller than or equal to a second preconfigured value;
responsive to that the network device receives, on a transmission resource with the second transmission cycle, the uplink data sent by the terminal device, determining, by the network device, a numerical value smaller than the second transmission cycle as a third transmission cycle for further subsequent uplink data transmission of the terminal device,
wherein the operation of determining the numerical value smaller than the second transmission cycle as the third transmission cycle for further subsequent uplink data transmission of the terminal device comprises:
determining the numerical value smaller than the second transmission cycle according to the predefined parameter to modify the cycle; and
determining the numerical value smaller than the second transmission cycle as the third transmission cycle; or determining the first transmission cycle as the third transmission cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,813,116

SUPPORT OF ADVANCED USER EQUIPMENT (UE) MINIMUM PROCESSING TIMES IN NEW RADIO (NR) SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of supporting advanced user equipment (UE) minimum processing times for physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) processing and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) preparation in new radio (NR), wherein the advanced UE minimum processing times for PDSCH processing and PUSCH preparation are smaller than or equal to the corresponding UE minimum processing times following Capability 1, comprising:indicating or causing to indicate a capability from the UE to the network in the form of capability reporting for support of Capability 2 processing times;
multiplexing or causing to multiplex scheduling instances with Capabilities 1 or 2 within a serving cell; and
applying or causing to apply a relaxation to the minimum UE processing times for PDSCH processing, N1, indicating time between end of PDSCH to earliest start of corresponding hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledge (HARQ-ACK) feedback transmission when the PDSCH has specific durations and/or mapping types or has time-domain overlaps with the scheduling physical downlink control channel (PDCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,813,113

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device that communicates with a base station device, the terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) that is transmitted on a basis of a sub frame which is defined by a predetermined number of symbols, and a second PDSCH that is transmitted on a basis of an extended sub frame which has a smaller number of symbols than a number of symbols corresponding to the sub frame; and
transmit a first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) that is a feedback for reception of the first PDSCH in a given sub frame, and transmit a second HARQ-ACK that is a feedback for reception of the second PDSCH in a given extended sub frame, wherein
the circuitry transmits the first HARQ-ACK through a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), or through a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in the given sub frame, the given sub frame being a predetermined number sub frames after a sub frame in which the first PDSCH is received,
the circuitry transmits the second HARQ-ACK through a second PUCCH, or through a second PUSCH in the given extended sub frame, the given extended sub frame being a predetermined number of extended sub frames after an extended sub frame in which the second PDSCH is received, and
in a case that the circuitry is to transmit the first HARQ-ACK in a sub frame including the extended sub frame in which the second HARQ-ACK is transmitted, the circuitry is further configured to either
drop the first HARQ-ACK,
transmit the first HARQ-ACK through a second PUCCH, or
transmit the second PUSCH for transmitting the second HARQ-ACK,
so that the first PUCCH or the first PUSCH is not transmitted in a sub frame including an extended sub frame in which the second HARQ-ACK is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,813,112

APPLICATION AWARE SCHEDULING AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a wireless device for communicating real time data communication requirements to a network entity for applications running on a wireless device, the method comprising:identifying a change in a data communication requirement for an application running on an application layer of a communication reference model of the wireless device;
providing to a lower layer of the communication reference model, the lower layer being lower than the application layer, a data profile, the data profile representing the change in the data requirements for the application running on the application layer of the wireless device;
creating an aggregate data profile, the aggregate data profile representing additional data profiles and the data profile, each of the additional data profiles representing changes in data requirements for corresponding applications running on the application layer of the wireless device, wherein creating the aggregate data profile occurs at a media access control (MAC) layer of an Open System Communication Interconnection (OSI) communication reference model; and
transmitting, to a network entity at a first predetermined time interval, an aggregate data profile message based on the aggregate data profile.

US Pat. No. 10,813,111

SCHEDULING LOW-PRIORITY TRANSMISSIONS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for scheduling resources in a wireless network, the method comprising:monitoring, by a scheduler of an access node, a usage of air-interface resources deployed by the access node, wherein the air-interface resources comprise a plurality of resource blocks within a frequency bandwidth that is scheduled for normal-priority and high-priority transmissions;
identifying, by the scheduler, a portion of the air-interface resources that is available for a low-priority transmission from a wireless device attached to the access node, wherein the low-priority transmission requires at least 180 KHz, and the portion comprises a bandwidth of at least 180 kHz; and
scheduling the low-priority transmission in the identified portion of the air-interface resources.

US Pat. No. 10,813,110

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING TERMINAL RADIO RESOURCES

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A radio resource scheduling apparatus, comprising:a communication unit configured to receive an uplink packet transmitted from a terminal to a server device via a radio access network (RAN) device; and
a control unit configured to:
calculate an expected latency from when the uplink packet is transferred from the RAN device to the server device to when a downlink packet is transferred in response to the uplink packet from the server device via the RAN device to the terminal;
select a radio resource to be allocated to the terminal based on the expected latency; and
manage the communication unit to transmit information on the radio resource to be allocated to the terminal with information being carried on the uplink packet from the RAN device to the server device.