US Pat. No. 10,564,367

MT CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFOR

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1. A fiber optic connector assembly comprising:an MT connector, the MT connector comprising:
a housing;
a first slot formed in a front surface of the housing, the first slot extending across a width of the front surface of the housing and partially down a length of the housing;
a pair of slots formed in a rear surface of the housing, the pair of slots extending across a width of the rear surface of the housing and partially down the length of the housing;
an aperture formed through a side surface of the housing and between the pair of slots, the aperture extending completely through the housing;
an opening formed in a central area of the rear surface of the housing and in communication with the aperture;
a channel formed between the first slot and the aperture connecting the first slot to the aperture; and
at least one securing pin formed within the first slot.

US Pat. No. 10,512,054

SYNCHRONIZATION AND TIME TRANSFER IN WIRELESS NETWORKS AND METHOD THEREFOR

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1. A method for synchronization and time transfer in a wireless system having a single timing source comprising:transmitting a timing message from a coordinator node, wherein the coordinator node is coupled to the single timing source of the wireless system;
detecting the timing message by a wireless node;
synchronizing the wireless node to a time on the timing message;
computing a delay time by the wireless node detecting the timing message, wherein the delay time is a time from when the wireless node detects the timing message to a next time slot;
determining a frame time by the wireless node, wherein the frame time is a time between when the timing message is sent and a next timing message is sent, the frame time comprising a plurality of time slots, each time slot being of a same duration; and
counting down to the next timing message by the wireless node once the frame time is determined to maintain a local system time and be synchronized with the coordinator node.

US Pat. No. 9,972,951

MEDICAL LEAD CONNECTORS WITH CONTACT ELECTRODES

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1. A lead connector comprising:a base member;
a flexible circuit disposed on the base member and comprising a plurality of electrical contacts;
a casing comprising a bottom casing and a cover member, wherein the bottom casing comprises an array of receptacles at least partially open to a surface of the flexible circuit and aligned with corresponding electrical contacts on the printed circuit board; and
an array of ball contacts positioned in the receptacles within the bottom casing;
wherein when a lead is inserted through the lead connector via an opening on the cover member, the lead pushes the ball contacts downward to make electrical contact with the contacts on the flexible circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,608,390

MEDICAL LEAD CONNECTORS WITH CONTACT ELECTRODES

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1. A lead connector comprising:a base member, wherein the base member comprises a spring located on an opposite side of a flexible circuit from an array of ball contacts;
the flexible circuit disposed on the base member and comprising a plurality of electrical contacts;
a casing comprising a bottom casing and a cover member, wherein the bottom casing comprises an array of receptacles at least partially open to a surface of the flexible circuit and aligned with the plurality of electrical contacts on the flexible circuit, and wherein the cover member comprises a slot opening configured to receive a lead stylet; and
the array of ball contacts positioned in the array of receptacles within the bottom casing;
wherein when the lead stylet is inserted into the lead connector via the slot opening on the cover member, the lead stylet pushes the array of ball contacts downward to make electrical contact with the plurality of electrical contacts on the flexible circuit, and a portion of the lead stylet extends beyond an edge of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,644,468

MEDICAL LEAD CONNECTORS WITH CONTACT ELECTRODES

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1. A lead connector comprising:a base member;
a flexible circuit disposed on the base member and comprising a plurality of electrical contacts;
a plurality of contact housings mounted on the flexible circuit;
a plurality of rotatable contacts mounted at least partially within the plurality of contact housings, wherein the plurality of contact housings are positioned to allow contact between a lead inserted into the lead connector and the plurality of rotatable contacts and between the plurality of rotatable contacts and the plurality of electrical contacts of the flexible circuit; and
a casing comprising a bottom casing and a cover member, wherein the bottom casing comprises an array of receptacles at least partially open to and aligned with the plurality of electrical contacts;
wherein when a lead is inserted into the lead connector via an opening on the cover member, the lead pushes against the plurality of rotatable contacts, electrically coupling the lead to the flexible circuit via the plurality of rotatable contacts and the plurality of electrical contacts of the flexible circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,713,958

AUTOMATED LANDING SOLUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. A UAV landing system, comprising:a landing pad defining a landing area for a UAV, the landing area comprising a target point for UAV landing or payload delivery;
a plurality of positioning radios positioned in a spaced apart relation and substantially equidistant from the target point, each positioning radio of the plurality of positioning radios including a radio transmitter wherein each radio transmitter is configured to transmit a ranging signal to an approaching UAV; and
a position determination and aircraft navigation system at the incoming UAV, the position determination and aircraft navigation system comprising:
a radio receiver to receive the ranging signals;
the positioning circuit, communicatively coupled to the radio receiver, that determines a range to each positioning radio using the received ranging signals, and computes a position of the UAV relative to the target point on the landing pad; and
a flight control system that determines a course for the UAV to a point centered above the target point of the landing pad at a predetermined altitude, flies the UAV to the point centered above the target point of the landing pad while maintaining the predetermined altitude, causes the UAV to descend vertically toward the target point when the UAV reaches the point centered above the target point of the landing pad at the predetermined altitude, and remains centered above the target point during vertical descent.

US Pat. No. 10,756,926

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION OF VIDEO AND CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK (CAN) DATA OVER A POWER SLIP RING ASSEMBLY

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1. A system for transmitting video and Controller Area Network (CAN) data over a slip ring assembly comprising:a first Ethernet/CAN transceiver convening CAN signals with control data to Ethernet signals with the control data;
a first modem converting the ethernet signal with the control data to tone sets and transmitting the tone sets over the slip ring assembly;
a second modem receiving and demodulating the tone sets into the Ethernet signals with the control data; and
a second Ethernet/CAN transceiver converting the Ethernet signals with the control data to the CAN signals with the control data.

US Pat. No. 10,916,823

BROADBAND TRANSITION FROM STRIPLINE TO SUBSTRATE INTEGRATED WAVEGUIDE

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1. A device having a stripline to substrate integrated waveguide (SW) transition structure comprising:a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a first metal ground layer formed on the top surface of the substrate;
a second metal ground layer formed on the bottom surface of the substrate; and
the stripline to SIW transition structure embedded within the substrate between the first metal ground layer and the second metal ground layer, wherein the stripline to SIW transition structure comprises:
a first transmission line embedded within the substrate;
an impedance transformer coupled to one end of the first transmission line;
a coupling structure coupled to the impedance transformer, the coupling structure having a pair of transmission lines, the pair of transmission lines diverging outward and upward from the impedance transformer;
an isolation device isolating electromagnetic fields from bifurcation of the pair of transmission lines and EM fields located at the end of these transmission lines;
at least one terminating via attached to terminal ends of the pair of transmission lines; and
sidewalls formed on each side of the stripline to substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) transition structure.

US Pat. No. 10,972,997

HYBRID TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) AND CARRIER SENSE MULTIPLE ACCESS (CSMA) FOR INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE METHOD THEREFOR

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1. A method for interference avoidance when transmitting a message in a wireless system comprising:dividing a frame into a plurality of time slots, wherein a first plurality of time slots allocated as Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) time slots and a second plurality of time slots allocated as contention slots;
transmitting the message in a designated TDMA time slot by a corresponding wireless node assigned to the designated TDMA time slot if the designated TDMA time slot is idle;
relabeling a contention slot as the designated TDMA time slot for the corresponding wireless node when the designated TDMA time slot for the corresponding wireless node remains busy;
relabeling the designated TDMA time slot as the contention slot; and
transmitting the message in the contention slot relabeled as the designated TDMA time slot for the corresponding wireless node.