US Pat. No. 10,045,470

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method in a component mounting apparatus that mounts a component onto a board distributed by a board distributing apparatus, in which the component mounting apparatus includes two transport lanes, each having a carry-in area where the board distributed by the board distributing apparatus is carried and a mounting area where the component is mounted on the board received from the carry-in area, the method comprising:distributing one or more boards to one or both of the two transport lanes;
determining which one of the two transport lanes the board from the board distributing apparatus is carried to based on a presence or absence of the one or more boards in the carry-in area and the mounting area, and outputting a board request signal for requesting a distribution of the board to the determined transport lane to the board distributing apparatus; and
mounting the component onto the board distributed to the transport lane for which the board is requested.

US Pat. No. 10,045,469

MAGNETIC FIELD PROTECTING AND SCREENING MULTI-LAYER TEXTILE CONSTRUCTION

SAATI S.P.A., Appiano Ge...

1. A textile multi-layer construction for protecting and screening from stationary or low frequency magnetic fields generated by acoustic components, in particular loudspeaker and microphones, said textile multi-layer construction being a single multilayer product and comprising: an open, square or rectangular mesh technical fabric top layer made of a metal ferromagnetic alloy monofilament thread; and a square mesh synthetic monofilament technical fabric bottom layer, said mesh technical fabric top layer made of a metal ferromagnetic alloy monofilament thread being coupled by lamination to said synthetic monofilament technical fabric bottom layer to form said textile multi-layer construction as said single multilayer product, said technical fabric top layer made of a metal ferromagnetic alloy monofilament thread having a thread diameter from 70 microns to 350 microns and a thread/cm number from 4 to 70, said synthetic monofilament technical fabric bottom layer being a square mesh polyester monofilament technical fabric, having a thread diameter from 19 microns to 260 microns and a thread/cm number from 10 to 300, whereby said textile multi-layer construction is air permeable and provides, in addition to said magnetic field screening function, also a protecting function against solid particles and liquids.

US Pat. No. 10,045,468

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SHIELD STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a first face that faces a first direction, and a second face that faces a second direction, the first direction being opposite to the second direction;
a first printed circuit board including a first face facing in the first direction and a second face facing in the second direction;
a second printed circuit board that is disposed between the second face of the housing and the second face of the first printed circuit board, the second printed circuit including a first face facing in the first direction and a second face facing in the second direction;
at least one first electronic component disposed on the second face of the first printed circuit board;
at least one second electronic component disposed on the first face of the second printed circuit board to be adjacent to the first electronic component;
a shield structure electromagnetically shielding the first electronic component and the second electronic component,
wherein the shield structure comprises:
a metallic plate disposed between the first electronic component and the second electronic component;
a first side wall enclosing at least a portion of the first electronic component and including a first portion that is formed by a portion extending from the peripheral edge of the metallic plate and is formed by being bent in the first direction; and
a second side wall enclosing at least a portion of the second electronic component and including a second portion formed by a portion that extending from the peripheral edge of the metallic plate and being formed by being bent in the second direction,
a first frame enclosing at least a portion of the first electronic component; and
a second frame enclosing at least a portion of the second electronic component,
wherein a first face of the metallic plate is in contact with a first face of the first frame and a second face of the metallic plate is in contact with a first face of the second frame, and
wherein the first portion is connected to at least a portion of a side face of the first frame, and the second portion is connected to at least a portion of a side face of the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,045,467

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES INSTALLED IN A SEALED ENCLOSURE

15. A device comprising:at least one sealed volume within an enclosure, a containment vessel defining each of said at least one sealed volume;
a two-phase dielectric thermally conductive fluid at least partially filling a representative sealed volume of said at least one sealed volume;
at least one heat-generating electronic device disposed in the two-phase dielectric thermally conductive fluid for cooling the at least one heat-generating electronic device; and
a poison pill device comprising a frangible container that contains at least one of a caustic, a corrosive or a conductive material and a motive force actuated striker configured to strike and rupture said frangible container thereby releasing said at least one of the caustic, the corrosive or the conductive material from said frangible container into said two-phase dielectric thermally conductive fluid,
wherein a combination of the caustic, the corrosive or the conductive material and said two-phase dielectric thermally conductive fluid at least partially renders said at least one heat-generating electronic device inoperable, unusable and/or unreadable.

US Pat. No. 10,045,466

HIGH PERFORMANCE SERVER THROUGH IMPROVED HYBRID COOLING

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A liquid-cooled insert for a blade server enclosure, comprising:wherein the blade server enclosure has a slot for receiving a blade server,
wherein the blade server has a processor that generates heat and a heat transfer block for dissipating heat from the processor,
wherein, when the blade server is positioned in the blade server enclosure, the heat transfer block is located within a heat transfer zone of the enclosure,
a manifold mounted to the enclosure for supporting a chilled surface extending into the heat transfer zone, the chilled surface having a fluid conduit running there through having a cold liquid inlet and a hot liquid outlet, the chilled surface is in the heat transfer zone and is in surface contact with the heat transfer block, wherein the manifold has a C-shaped wall defining a vertical channel;
a first conduit connecting a supply of cold liquid with the cold liquid inlet, wherein the first conduit extends through the vertical channel from one terminal flange to an opposite terminal flange for engaging a heat exchange block; and
a second conduit connecting the hot liquid outlet to a location away from the heat transfer zone.

US Pat. No. 10,045,465

CONTAINER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND RELAY DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A container that contains an electronic device, comprising:a blower that generates an airflow;
a first electronic device that is arranged to be adjacent to the blower and is arranged on a first flow path, through which a first diversion divided from the airflow passes;
a first rectifier comprising a first opening and a second opening, the first diversion being arranged on the first flow path and flowing through the first opening at a downstream portion of the first electronic device, the second opening being arranged on a second flow path, through which a second diversion divided from the airflow passes;
a mixing room that is arranged at a downstream portion of the first rectifier and that mixes the first diversion having passed through the first opening and the second diversion having passed through the second opening;
a second rectifier that is arranged at a downstream portion of the mixing room and comprises a third opening and a fourth opening, a mixed airflow of the first diversion and the second diversion passing through the third opening and the fourth opening;
a second electronic device arranged at a third flow path downstream of the second rectifier, the mixed airflow having passed through the third opening passing through the third flow path; and
a third electronic device arranged at a fourth flow path downstream of the second rectifier, the mixed airflow having passed through the fourth opening passing through the fourth flow path, the first rectifier is a relay board that is connected to the first electronic device, the second electronic device, and the third electronic device, and relays data communication.

US Pat. No. 10,045,464

HEAT PIPE AND VAPOR CHAMBER HEAT DISSIPATION

International Business Ma...

1. A heat dissipation device comprising:a baseplate;
one or more heat pipes in thermal communication with the baseplate,
wherein the one or more heat pipes has one or more internal cavities;
one or more vapor chambers coupled to the one or more heat pipes,
wherein the one or more vapor chambers has one or more internal cavities,
wherein the one or more internal cavities of the one or more heat pipes and the one or more internal cavities of the one or more the vapor chambers are contiguous,
wherein the one or more vapor chambers extends from the one or more heat pipes;
one or more heat conducting fins coupled to the one or more vapor chambers,
wherein the one or more heat conducting fins extends from the one or more vapor chambers,
wherein the baseplate has one or more cut-outs,
wherein the one or more heat pipes is embedded in the one or more cut-outs,
wherein walls of the one or more cut-outs form one or more islands; and
a load plate above the baseplate, above the one or more islands, and below the one or more fins,
wherein the one or more islands is configured to provide a mechanical load transfer path from the load plate to the baseplate.

US Pat. No. 10,045,463

FABRICATING COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM WITH LIQUID-COOLED COLD PLATE AND THERMAL SPREADER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of facilitating dissipation of heat from at least one electronic component, the method comprising:providing a liquid-cooled cold plate comprising a thermally conductive material with a plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections extending therein, the liquid-cooled cold plate comprising a thermal conduction surface having a first surface area, and wherein the at least one electronic component comprises a surface to be cooled, the surface to be cooled comprising a second surface area, wherein the first surface area of the thermal conduction surface is greater than the second surface area of the surface to be cooled and in operation, heat is transferred from the surface to be cooled of the at least one electronic component to the thermal conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate, and the liquid-cooled cold plate comprises a first region where the surface to be cooled aligns to the liquid-cooled cold plate and a second region outside the first region, and wherein at least one first coolant-carrying channel section of the plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections is disposed, at least in part, within the first region, and at least one second coolant-carrying channel section of the plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections of the liquid-cooled cold plate is disposed in the second region, outside the first region, and laterally offset from the at least one electronic component;
providing at least one coolant-carrying tube, the at least one coolant-carrying tube extending into, through and out from, the liquid-cooled cold plate and being embedded within the thermally conductive material at the thermal conduction surface where extending through the liquid-cooled cold plate, the at least one coolant-carrying tube being exposed at the thermal conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate so as to be coupled to a first main surface of a first thermal spreader, the at least one coolant-carrying tube comprising the plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections;
the first thermal spreader being disposed between the at least one electronic component and the liquid-cooled cold plate, and having the first main surface and an opposing second main surface, the first main surface of the first thermal spreader being coupled to the thermal conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate, and the first thermal spreader being a block of thermally conductive material with a plurality of heat pipes disposed therein, each heat pipe comprising multiple heat pipe sections, at least one heat pipe section of the multiple heat pipe sections being partially aligned to the first region of the liquid-cooled cold plate, between the at least one electronic component and the at least one first coolant-carrying channel section of the liquid-cooled cold plate, and partially aligned to the second region of the liquid-cooled cold plate, below the at least one second coolant-carrying channel section of the liquid-cooled cold plate, laterally away from the electronic component, the plurality of heat pipes of the first thermal spreader facilitating distributing heat laterally outward from the at least one electronic component to the at least one second coolant-carrying channel section of the liquid-cooled cold plate in the second region of the liquid-cooled cold plate, and wherein the plurality of heat pipes are discrete heat pipe structures inserted into the block of thermally conductive material of the first thermal spreader so that the heat pipes physically contact each other lengthwise between the electronic component and the first region of the liquid-cooled cold plate; and
providing a second thermal spreader, the second thermal spreader being coupled to a main surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate, the main surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate and the thermal conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate being opposite sides of the liquid-cooled cold plate.

US Pat. No. 10,045,462

ISOLATING LIQUID COOL SHOCK PROTECTION

1. An electronic circuit assembly comprising:an electrical component;
a circuitry interface panel positioned underneath the electrical component;
said circuitry interface panel having one or more pillars on the bottom of said interface panel and extending down away from the interface panel;
a base portion having one or more cavities in linear alignment with said one or more pillars and adapted to receive said one or more pillars;
a spring element disposed between said interface panel and said base portion; and
said one or more cavities being at least partially filled with a viscous coolant.

US Pat. No. 10,045,461

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DIAPHRAGM COOLING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing defining a first opening and a second opening separate and distinct from the first opening;
an electrical component in the housing that produces heat;
a subwoofer comprising:
a diaphragm, and
airflow biasing structures protruding from and distributed across a surface of the diaphragm; and
control circuitry configured to drive the diaphragm to generate a flow of air through the housing, the airflow biasing structures of the subwoofer helping to establish a direction of the flow of air through the housing that enters the housing through the first opening and exits the housing through the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,045,460

ELECTRONIC RACK AND MOUNTING CHASSIS

CP Cases Limited, Islewo...

7. An electronic rack and mounting chassis, comprising:a plurality of horizontal chassis members, each horizontal chassis member being comprised of a horizontal chassis hollow section extrusion having a horizontal chassis end and a horizontal chassis opposing end opposite said horizontal chassis end;
a plurality of vertical chassis members, each vertical chassis member being comprised of a vertical chassis hollow section extrusion having a vertical chassis end and a vertical chassis opposing end opposite said vertical chassis end; and
a plurality of front to back chassis members, each front to back chassis member being comprised of a front to back hollow section extrusion, a horizontal channel on one side of said front to back hollow section extrusion, and a vertical channel on another side of said front to back hollow section extrusion,
wherein at least one front to back chassis member connects to at least one horizontal chassis member and at least one vertical chassis member,
wherein said horizontal channel extends along a longitudinal axis of a respective front to back chassis member, said horizontal channel receiving said horizontal chassis end of said horizontal chassis hollow section extrusion so as to lock said horizontal chassis member on at least one axis relative to said front to back chassis member and said vertical chassis member,
wherein said vertical channel extends along said longitudinal axis of said respective front to back chassis, said vertical channel receiving said vertical chassis end of said vertical chassis hollow section extrusion so as to lock said vertical chassis member in at least one axis relative to said front to back chassis member and said horizontal chassis member, and
wherein said horizontal channel is comprised of an inner horizontal front to back wall and an outer horizontal front to back wall, said outer horizontal front to back wall being longer than said inner horizontal front to back wall, and wherein said vertical channel is comprised of an inner vertical front to back wall and an outer vertical front to back wall, said outer vertical front to back wall being longer than said inner vertical front to back wall.

US Pat. No. 10,045,459

SERVER PLATFORM WITH INTEGRATED POWER SUPPLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A server system, comprising:a cubby chassis including one or more partitions defining a plurality of sled positions;
at least one server sled located in a corresponding one of the plurality of sled positions;
a power supply unit positioned in the cubby chassis and transversely oriented with respect to the one or more partitions;
a power supply harness extending between the power supply unit and each of the plurality of sled positions to supply power to the at least one server sled;
a plurality of cubby connectors, each corresponding to one of the plurality of sled positions; and
a support bracket mounted to the cubby chassis supporting the power supply unit above the cubby connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,045,458

CHASSIS STRUCTURE

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A chassis structure, comprising:a chassis body; and
at least one holder module, comprising:
a frame, located in the chassis body and having a first linking portion and a second linking portion, wherein the frame is adapted to carry an electronic module; and
a guiding assembly, disposed on the chassis body and having a first guiding slot and a second guiding slot, wherein the second guiding slot has a first segment and a second segment, the first guiding slot and the first segment extend along a straight direction, the second segment extends along an arched direction, the first linking portion is slidably disposed in the first guiding slot, the second linking portion is slidably disposed in the second guiding slot,
wherein the first linking portion and the second linking portion are adapted to move along the first guiding slot and the first segment respectively at the same time such that the frame moves upward from a first position to a second position, and then the second linking portion is adapted to move along the second segment such that the frame rotates to a third position by taking the first linking portion as a rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,045,457

SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT OF A SELF-COOLED DATA STORAGE LIBRARY

International Business Ma...

1. A barrier system configured to at least partially surround at least one access opening that permits access to an interior of a data storage library, the at least one access opening having at least one door, the barrier system comprising:at least one side surface configured to be coupled to the at least one door at least partially along a first side surface location and to the data storage library along a second side surface location; and
at least one top surface configured to be coupled to the at least one door at least partially along a first top surface location and to the data storage library along a second top surface location,
wherein the at least one side surface and the at least one top surface of the barrier system are configured to be deployable to surround the at least one access opening and form a working space when the at least one door is in an open position, and are configurable to be collapsible when the at least one door is in a closed position, and further wherein the at least one side surface and the at least one top surface are configured to resist environmental conditions external to the data storage library from intruding into the working space when the at least one side surface and the at least one top surface are deployed.

US Pat. No. 10,045,456

HORIZONTAL UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY DESIGN

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An uninterrupted power supply system for uninterrupted power supply with a power of at least tens of kilowatt, comprising:an I/O module in electrical communication with the uninterrupted power supply system,
at least one docking frame configured for receiving at least one uninterrupted power supply module, the at least one docking frame comprising
connection means for electrically connecting the uninterrupted power supply module horizontally to the at least one docking frame or an I/O module, the connection means comprises a bus connection for providing the electrical connection to the docking frame or the I/O module,
and
the at least one uninterrupted power supply module connectable to the at least one docking frame wherein:
the I/O module, the at least one docking frame and the at least one uninterrupted power supply module are connected in a horizontal arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,045,455

LAND BASED UNIT FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION

FAIRFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC...

1. An electrical contact comprising:an elongated, electrically conductive, pin having a first end and a second end and defined along an axis;
an o-ring groove defined adjacent the first end;
a fastener attachment structure defined adjacent the second end;
a fastener attached to said fastener attachment structure, thereby securing said pin to a support structure aperture;
a shoulder defined on said pin between said o-ring groove and said fastener attachment structure; and
a wire attachment structure defined adjacent the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,045,454

CASING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A casing of an electronic device, the casing comprising:a base face formed by a first sheet metal member including a component attachment part formed by cutting and raising from the first sheet metal member toward an inner side of the casing so as to form an opening part, the component attachment part having a screw hole for fixing a component, the screw hole being provided at a position opposite the opening part; and
a side face formed by a side plate part included in a second sheet metal member, the second sheet metal member including: a plate part which has an elastic piece having a free end and formed by cutting and raising from the second sheet metal member toward the inner side of the casing; and the side plate part bent from the plate part;
wherein the plate part of the second sheet metal member overlaps with the first sheet metal member at an outer side of the casing and closes the opening part, and wherein the free end of the elastic piece passes through the opening part from the outer side to the inner side of the casing and comes into contact with an edge part of the opening part.

US Pat. No. 10,045,453

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC CABLE SEALED THEREIN

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a case having an opening;
an electronic component housed in the case;
a cable whose one end is inserted into the opening to be electronically connected to the electronic component and the other end is drawn out to outside;
a bonding intermediating member that is made of a resin and joined to the cable;
a cylindrical clamp that fits into the opening and holds the cable when the bonding intermediating member fits into the cylindrical clamp; and
a sealing resin part that fills an internal space defined by the case and the cylindrical clamp,
wherein the cable has a core wire comprising a conductive wire and a sheath that is made of a resin covering the core wire,
the core wire is exposed at the one end side of the cable without being covered by the sheath,
the bonding intermediating member has a cylindrical base covering an outer circumferential face of the sheath and a cylindrical protrusion protruding toward the one end side of the cable,
the bonding intermediating member is entirely covered by the cylindrical clamp, and
an inner circumferential face and an outer circumferential face of the cylindrical protrusion and an end face at a tip side of the cylindrical protrusion in an axial direction are all covered by the sealing resin part.

US Pat. No. 10,045,452

ELECTRONIC DEVICE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device structure, comprising:a sleeve member comprising a body, a cavity extending from a first end of the body toward a second end of the body, opposite the first end, and an opening in communication with the cavity at the first end of the body of the sleeve member; and
a frame configured to engage an electronic device member positioned at least partially in the cavity, the frame comprising:
a connector interface at a first end of the frame, the connector interface at least partially occluding the opening at the first end of the body of the sleeve member, the connector interface being a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface sized and shaped to mate with a mating connector to form an operative connection with the electronic device member engaged with the frame, wherein the connector interface comprises at least one slot sized and shaped to enable a portion of the electronic device member engaged with the frame to extend therethrough; and
support members extending perpendicular to the connector interface from proximate the connector interface at the first end of the frame to proximate the second end of the body of the sleeve member at a second end of the frame, opposite the first end along opposing sides of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,045,451

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM, EXPANSION PACK, AND METHOD OF USE

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:an expansion pack;
a main lighting controller comprising
at least one electrical relay,
a main connector having an opening permitting access to an interior portion of the main lighting controller, and
a main coupler directly connected to the expansion pack;
the expansion pack comprising
at least one electrical relay,
an expansion connector having an opening permitting access to an interior portion of the expansion pack, and
an expansion coupler directly connected to the main lighting controller;
at least two junction boxes each comprising at least one configurable opening adapted to permit access to an interior portion of the junction box, a first of the at least two junction boxes directly connected to the main lighting controller and a second of the at least two junction boxes directly connected to the expansion pack;
wherein a location of the main connector and a location of the expansion connector form a predetermined distance therebetween when the main lighting controller and the expansion pack are connected via the main coupler and the expansion coupler, and
wherein the at least one configurable opening of each of the first of the at least two junction boxes and the second of the at least two junction boxes corresponds to the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,045,450

COMPUTER CASING AND COMPUTER SYSTEM

Fujitsu Technology Soluti...

1. A computer casing for a computer system comprising:a chassis that receives components of the computer system, wherein the chassis comprises a front side and a rear side opposite the front side; and
a removable side panel that can be secured to the chassis to cover an interior of the computer casing;
wherein
the side panel comprises an opening and a displaceable locking element; and
in a secured state of the side panel, a Kensington lock formed to secure the side panel to the chassis can be inserted through the opening of the side panel and a fixing opening such that the locking element is actuated in a direction of the front side and mechanically cooperates with the chassis in the region of the front side.

US Pat. No. 10,045,449

ADJUSTABLE FACIAL-INTERFACE SYSTEMS FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A facial-interface system for a head-mounted display comprising:a facial interface having a positioning abutment surface; and
a facial-interface adjustment apparatus comprising:
a positioning member that is rotatable about a pivot, the positioning member comprising an extending surface and a contracting surface; and
an actuation member that that is movable to rotate the positioning member about the pivot between:
an extended holding position in which the extending surface of the positioning member faces and abuts the positioning abutment surface of the facial interface such that the positioning abutment surface is disposed at an extended radial distance from the pivot; and
a contracted holding position in which the contracting surface of the positioning member faces and abuts the positioning abutment surface of the facial interface such that the positioning abutment surface is disposed at a contracted radial distance from the pivot that is less than the extended radial distance.

US Pat. No. 10,045,448

FLEXIBLE SCREEN MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE MODULE

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A flexible screen module, comprising: a casing comprising an opening; a first rotating shaft comprising an axial direction and being accommodated in the casing; a flexible screen capable of being wound around the first rotating shaft, and capable of being unwound from the first rotating shaft and extended out of the casing through the opening; a bracket fixed to the flexible screen and capable of being wound around the first rotating shaft along with the flexible screen, the bracket supporting the flexible screen in the axial direction; and a support member capable of being wound in the casing and capable of being extended out of the casing along with the flexible screen, the support member comprising a curve memory characteristic in the axial direction; when extended out of the casing, the support member being coupled with the bracket to support the bracket in a direction in which the flexible screen is extended; when wound into the casing, the support member being not coupled with the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,045,447

CIRCUIT BOARD ARCHITECTURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An electronic device, comprising: an electronic device housing comprising:i) a planar face,
ii) a first outer sidewall extending from the planar face, and
iii) a second outer sidewall extending from the planar face;
a first circuit board and a second circuit board, the first circuit board and the second circuit board each oriented parallel to the planar face of the electronic device housing;
a third circuit board electrically connected to the first circuit board and the second circuit board, at least a portion of the third circuit board being oriented perpendicular to the planar face of the electronic device housing, parallel to the first outer sidewall, and parallel to the second outer sidewall; and a battery at least partially surrounded by the first circuit board on a first side of the battery, the second circuit board on a second side of the battery, and the third circuit board on a third side of the battery, wherein the first circuit board and the second circuit board are each fixedly positioned with respect to the electronic device housing and separated by a distance, and wherein the third circuit board is oriented vertically over at least half of the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,045,446

HOUSING OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCT WITH NON-REMOVABLE BATTERY BUILT THEREIN

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A housing of an electronic product with a battery built therein, comprising:a front shell located at the front of the housing;
a battery cover located at the back of the housing;
a rear shell located between the front shell and the battery cover;
a battery compartment formed by connecting the rear shell and the battery cover;
the battery arranged in the battery compartment; and
an anti-removal assembly used for connecting the battery cover to the rear shell to prevent the battery from being removed;
wherein the anti-removal assembly comprises: a battery cover connection plate extending inwards within the housing from an inwall of the battery cover;
wherein the rear shell is provided with a screw hole for connecting the battery cover connection plate, and the screw hole is a stepped hole, and pore diameters of the screw hole decrease progressively from outside to inside.

US Pat. No. 10,045,445

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A manufacturing method for flexible display substrate, which comprises:Step 1: providing a carrier substrate, and forming a first organic layer on the carrier substrate;
Step 2: forming a patterned first inorganic separation layer on the first organic layer, the first inorganic separation layer comprising a plurality of inorganic separation units arranged with gaps in-between the units;
Step 3: forming a second organic layer on the first organic layer and the first inorganic separation layer, the second organic layer contacting the first organic layer at the gaps between the plurality of inorganic separation units;
Step 4: forming a second inorganic separation layer on the second organic layer to obtain a flexible substrate comprising the first organic layer, the first inorganic separation layer, the second organic layer and the second inorganic separation layer;
Step 5: forming a display component on the flexible substrate, and
Step 6: peeling the flexible substrate off the carrier substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,045,444

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a core board comprising, on a first surface thereof, an element mounting part and an element non-mounting part;
an insulation layer disposed on the element non-mounting part;
a copper-clad laminate plate disposed on the insulation layer;
a first penetration via extending through the insulation layer and the copper-clad laminate plate;
a second penetration via disposed in the core board and connected to the first penetration via, wherein
the first penetration via comprises a wall on which a plating layer is formed, an exposed circuit pattern on which a metal post is formed, and an enclosure bounded by the plating layer and the metal post,
the enclosure is filled with a plug ink, and
the wall of the first penetration via is connected with a copper layer of the copper-clad laminate plate.

US Pat. No. 10,045,443

MATCHING INCLINATION OF CAVITY SIDEWALL AND MEDIUM SUPPLY DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING COMPONENT CARRIER

1. A method of supplying a medium into a cavity of a component carrier or a preform of a component carrier, the method comprising: providing the component carrier or the preform of the component carrier with the cavity having a slanted sidewall; providing a medium supply device with a tapering portion and a medium supply opening, wherein the method further comprises: supplying the medium into the cavity while the slanted sidewall and the tapering portion are in alignment with one another, and wherein at least a section of the slanted sidewall and at least a section of the tapering portion are substantially parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,045,442

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounter, comprising:a substrate holding device to hold a circuit substrate;
a component supply device to supply electronic circuit components;
a mounting device, including (a) a component holding tool, (b) a movable member to hold the component holding tool, and (c) a moving device to move at least the movable member relative to the substrate holding device;
a detachable section stocker to store detachable sections:
an automatic attachment/removal device which automatically performs attachment of a first detachable section stored in the detachable section stocker to a movable member side section, and storage of a second detachable section held in the movable member side section to the detachable section stocker; and
a control device to control the mounting device so that the electronic circuit components are received by the component holding tool from the component supply device and mounted on the circuit substrate held by the substrate holding device,
wherein the component supply device includes a moving type component supply device which is held on the movable member and moved together with the component holding tool by the moving device and supplies the electronic circuit components to the component holding tool,
wherein the moving type component supply device includes at least a component storage section which stores the electronic circuit components and is equipped with a detachable section which is detachable with a movable member side section of a side of the movable member,
wherein the electronic circuit component mounter includes a detachable section presence judging section which judges whether the detachable section is attached to the movable member side section; and a detachable section required judging section which judges whether to attach the detachable section to the movable member side section,
wherein the component supply device includes, in addition to the moving type component supply device as a first component supply device, a second component supply device which is not moved by the moving device, and
wherein the control device controls the moving device and the automatic attachment/removal device so that the detachable section is removed from the movable member side section and transferred to the detachable section stocker in cases in which the detachable section presence judging section judges that the detachable section is attached to the movable member side section even though the detachable section required judging section has judged that the detachable section is not required.

US Pat. No. 10,045,441

TOUCH PANEL AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch panel, comprising:a base substrate;
an insulating, height difference structure arranged on the base substrate; and
a transparent conductive layer comprising first electrodes and filling blocks on the height difference structure and an array of second electrode components on the base substrate, wherein the filling blocks are arranged between the first electrodes and the array of second electrode components;
wherein the filling blocks comprise a first filling block adjacent to each first electrode and a second filling block adjacent to the array of second electrode components, and the first
filling block is between the first electrode and the second filling block;
wherein the first filling block and the first electrode are staggered from each other in a height direction due to different heights relative to the base substrate, the second filling block and the array of second electrode components are staggered from each other in the height direction relative to the base substrate, and the first filling block and the second filling block are staggered from each other in the height direction relative to the base substrate, the first electrode is insulated from the first filling block, the array of second electrode components is insulated from the second filling block, and the first and the second filling blocks are insulated from each other,
wherein the array of second electrode components are connected serially by means of an array of conductive bridging lines so as to form several columns of second electrodes, and an extension direction of each second electrode is perpendicular to an extension direction of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,045,440

MAGNETICALLY ENHANCED ELECTRICAL SIGNAL CONDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHODS

MAGNETIC INNOVATIONS LLC,...

1. An electrical power transmission line comprising:a first-phase conductor wire comprising a non-permanent-magnet ferromagnetic material;
a second-phase conductor wire comprising the non-permanent-magnet ferromagnetic material;
a third-phase conductor wire comprising the non-permanent-magnet ferromagnetic material;
a first permanent magnet disposed serially in line with the first-phase conductor wire;
a second permanent magnet disposed serially in line with the second-phase conductor wire; and
a third permanent magnet disposed serially in line with the third-phase conductor wire.

US Pat. No. 10,045,439

GARMENTS HAVING STRETCHABLE AND CONDUCTIVE INK

L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A....

1. A wearable electronics device, the device comprising:a garment comprising a fabric; and
at least one conductive ink pattern on the garment, wherein the conductive ink pattern comprises:
a layer of conductive ink having: between about 40-60% conductive particles, between about 30-50% binder; between about 3-7% solvent; and between about 3-7% thickener;
a layer of an elastic adhesive on the garment; and
a transition region between the conductive ink and the adhesive having a thickness of greater than about 10 ?m, the transition region comprising a nonhomogeneous mixture of the conductive ink and the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,045,438

SUPPORT-TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE

REEF. T. MAX CO., LTD., ...

1. A support type display device, comprising:a fixing member having a flat plate form and fixed to a support;
a flexible display panel having one side of the flexible display panel fixed to one side of the fixing member and having a flexible form that can be rolled or unrolled laterally; and
a shape maintaining means installed in an upper portion and a lower portion, respectively, of the display panel, and that rolls the display panel in a roll form, or unrolls the display panel in the flat plate form to maintain a state,
wherein the display panel is rolled in the roll form at the one side of the fixing member, and the display panel is unrolled in the flat plate form that covers a surface of the fixing member,
wherein the shape maintaining means comprises a pair of shape storage members made of a shape storage alloy to be rolled like a spring at a normal time and to be unrolled in the flat plate form at a predetermined temperature or more and a heat source providing member formed integrally with the shape storage member or coupled along the shape storage member to provide the heat source to the shape storage member.

US Pat. No. 10,045,437

MITIGATION OF WARPING OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

International Business Ma...

1. An assembly comprising:a body in communication with a substrate, the body comprising a first component and a second component;
an interface positioned between the first and second components;
the body comprised of a first material with a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE);
the interface comprised of a second material with a second CTE; and
the substrate having a third CTE, wherein the second CTE complements the third CTE.

US Pat. No. 10,045,436

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board comprising a core made of a glass material and having a through hole, an insulator formed on top, bottom, and all lateral sides of the core, and a via in the through hole passing through the core and the insulator, the via electrically connecting between circuit layers on opposite sides of the core, the method comprising:forming sets of slits in a glass sheet of the glass material, each set of slits having two parallel slits extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the glass sheet and formed to define a dam comprised of an uncut portion of the glass sheet located between the two slits, one of the sets of slits being formed along each lateral side surface of each of a plurality of unit regions of the glass sheet to surround every lateral side surface of the plurality of unit regions;
coupling an insulating member to the glass sheet such that a portion of the insulating member is on the dam and other portions of the insulating member fill into the slits on opposite sides of the dam, the insulating member and the glass sheet collectively forming a substrate; and
cutting the substrate along dicing lines.

US Pat. No. 10,045,435

CONCENTRIC VIAS AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CONTAINING SAME

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. A multilayer printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of circuit board layers disposed in planes parallel to one another;
an outer via forming an electrical connection between a conductor contact on a first circuit board layer and a conductor contact on a second circuit board layer, wherein the outer via has a hollow central core;
an inner via formed within the hollow central core of the outer via, wherein the inner via forms an electrical connection between a conductor contact on a third circuit board layer and a conductor contact on a fourth circuit board layer;
a first ground plane disposed on a first external side of the plurality of circuit board layers and providing shielding for a signal trace proximate the first circuit board layer; and
a second ground plane disposed on a second external side of the plurality of circuit board layers opposite the first external side and providing shielding for a signal trace proximate the second circuit board layer;
wherein the inner via is connected to a signal trace on the third circuit board layer and the signal trace is associated with an impedance matching network.

US Pat. No. 10,045,434

REDUCING IMPEDANCE DISCONTINUITIES ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (‘PCB’)

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A printed circuit board (‘PCB’) comprising:an interior socket configured to receive, in an interior opening, a connector pin of a first electronic component, the connector pin characterized by a pin impedance;
a signal trace coupled to the interior socket, the signal trace configured to transmit electrical signals between the first electronic component and other electronic components mounted on the PCB, the signal trace characterized by a trace impedance; and
a sleeve radially surrounding said interior socket and an insulator between the interior socket and the sleeve, the sleeve physically configured by removing portions of the sleeve to alter the capacitance of the sleeve such that an effective pin impedance matches the trace impedance within a predetermined threshold, wherein the effective pin impedance represents the resistance experienced by electrical signals passing through the connector pin when the connector pin is inserted into the interior socket.

US Pat. No. 10,045,433

CONDUCTIVE-LAYER-INTEGRATED FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A conductive-layer-integrated flexible printed circuit board, comprising:(A) an electromagnetic-shielding conductive layer;
(B) an insulator film; and
(C) a wiring-pattern-equipped film,
(A) the electromagnetic-shielding conductive layer, (B) the insulator film, and (C) the wiring-pattern-equipped film being laminated in this order,
(B) the insulator film having a thickness of from 5 ?m to 100 ?m containing at least (a) a binder polymer and (b) a black coloring agent containing a metal complex oxide or an organic pigment and having a reflectance of 5% or higher in a reflective range within an infrared range,
wherein (B) the insulator film contains (c) a flame retarder that is substantially undissolvable in an organic solvent, the flame retarder being selected from at least one member of the group consisting of phosphinate, a melamine cyanurate, and a boehmite aluminum hydroxide,
and wherein (A) the electromagnetic-shielding conductive layer is (A-1) a film, (A-2) a paste, or (A-3) a thin metal film.

US Pat. No. 10,045,432

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LOW-POWER PLASMA GENERATION BASED ON HIGH-VOLTAGE PLASMATRON

DM ECO Plasma, Inc., For...

1. A plasma generation system, comprising:an anode having a generally cylindrical proximal portion and a generally cylindrical distal portion, the distal portion having a smaller diameter than the first portion;
a connecting portion connecting the first and second portions and having walls oriented at approximately 45 degrees to a center axis of the anode;
a cathode having a generally cylindrical shape in its proximal portion and a tapering at approximately a 30 degree angle to the center axis of the anode in its distal portion,
wherein a gap between the connecting portion of the anode and the distal portion of the cathode is at least twice as large as a gap between the proximal portion of the anode and the proximal portion of the cathode; and
a high voltage power supply providing an operating voltage in a range of 800-2500 volts and a current of about 0.3-0.7 A to the cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,045,431

ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope system comprising:a light source apparatus having plural light sources for discretely emitting light of colors different from one another, for generating first polychromatic light having a first polychromatic spectrum by combining light from said plural light sources;
an image sensor having pixels of plural colors sensitive to colors different from one another;
a light source controller for controlling said plural light sources, to cause an intensity ratio of an integrated emission intensity between said plural colors according to receiving said first polychromatic light with respectively said pixels of said plural colors to become equal to a ratio of an integrated emission intensity between said plural colors according to receiving continuous spectrum light with respectively said pixels of said plural colors, said continuous spectrum light having an at least partial wavelength range of light emitted by a white light source.

US Pat. No. 10,045,430

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for operating a lighting system with at least one lighting unit, the method comprising:receiving lighting design data, said lighting design data including an identification tag and including a lighting definition for obtaining a specific lighting scene;
translating the lighting design data to control values for at least one lamp, the control values for the at least one lamp including the identification tag;
wherein the translating of the lighting design data includes:
compiling the lighting design data into an atmosphere model;
rendering the atmosphere model to a target;
mapping the target into the control values for controlling the at least one lighting unit;
wherein the identification tag is embedded within the control values after the translating step.

US Pat. No. 10,045,429

LIGHT CONTROL APPARATUS AND LIGHT CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A light control apparatus comprising:a touch screen to display a graphical user interface for controlling a plurality of lights; and
a wireless communication unit performing communication with the plurality of lights and transmitting a control signal set through the graphical user interface to one or more lights of the plurality of lights,
wherein the graphical user interface comprises:
a first area displaying names of the plurality of lights;
a second area displaying location information of a light whose name is selected by a user from the names of the plurality of lights of the first area; and
a third area in which a control item for setting an operating condition of the light selected is displayed;
wherein the location information comprises an image captured to provide a view of a location surrounding the selected light,
wherein the image is displayed in the second area based on a display condition according to a current operating state of the selected light,
wherein the current operating state comprises a brightness level of the selected light, and
wherein the display condition includes a display brightness level of the image;
wherein, when the operating condition of the selected light is changed by the control item displayed in the third area, the display condition of the image displayed in the second area is changed corresponding to the changed operating condition; and
wherein the image is displayed in the second area based on the display brightness level, which is adjusted according to a changed brightness level of the selected light.

US Pat. No. 10,045,428

CONTROLLING SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A POWER/DATA-COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTINGHOLDING B...

1. A controlling system for controlling loads of a power/data-communication system, wherein the controlling system comprises:a command providing unit for providing a command defining desired power levels of loads of the power/data-communication system,
an overall power change determination unit for determining an overall power change amount caused by the provided command, based on the provided command,
a control unit for controlling the loads such that a slope of an overall power consumption of the loads, when being set to the desired power levels, is reduced, if the determined overall power change amount is larger than a predefined power change threshold,
wherein the control unit is adapted to subdivide an individual power change amount, which is needed for a respective load for reaching the respective desired power level, into individual power change sub-amounts and to control the respective individual load such that its power level is changed in accordance with the respective individual power change sub-amounts at different times.

US Pat. No. 10,045,427

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTONOMOUS RESTORE POINT CREATION AND RESTORATION FOR LUMINAIRE CONTROLLERS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method, comprising:operating a luminaire controller for a luminaire by executing, by the luminaire controller, first operating software having a first software image;
receiving at the luminaire controller, a second software image of second operating software for the luminaire controller;
communicating the first software image of the first operating software to a first device connected to the luminaire controller via a communication network;
installing the second operating software at the luminaire controller;
performing a self test at the luminaire controller; and
based on results of the self test, the luminaire controller, after said executing:
requesting that the first device transfer the first software image to the luminaire controller via the network,
installing the first operating software, and
reverting to operation with the first operating software.

US Pat. No. 10,045,426

SWITCH FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING USING MAGNETIC SENSING AND TOUCH SENSING AND METHOD USING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A lighting control switch comprising:a magnetic sensing module for generating a magnetic sensing signal by sensing a magnetic signal that is generated in order to control a lighting device;
a touch-sensing module for generating a touch-sensing signal by sensing a touch signal that is generated in order to control the lighting device; and
a control unit for receiving the magnetic signal and the touch signal, based on logic control in response to generation of at least one of the magnetic sensing signal and the touch-sensing signal and controlling the lighting device by generating a control signal in consideration of the magnetic signal and the touch signal,
wherein the control unit is configured to:
detect an intermediate mode in which both an intensity of the magnetic signal and an intensity of the touch signal correspond to a transition state; and
control the lighting device such that brightness thereof steadily increases to a preset level during the intermediate mode.

US Pat. No. 10,045,425

LIGHT EFFECT CONTROL

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A computer implemented method for allowing an application to render a light effect via a networked lighting system, the method comprising:receiving an event from the application, the event related to a light effect for being rendered by the networked lighting system,
determining an event type, from a set of event types, of the event received, wherein the set of event types comprises at least a first event type and a second event type,
determining a capacity of the networked lighting system for executing a lighting control command,
selecting for execution a scenario from a set of scenarios based on the determined capacity of the networked lighting system and the determined event type, wherein the set of scenarios comprises at least a first and a second scenario, and
executing the selected scenario,
wherein the first scenario comprises sending one or more lighting control commands for rendering the light effect related to the event received to the networked lighting system, and the second scenario comprises dismissing the event received by not sending a lighting control command to the networked lighting system.

US Pat. No. 10,045,424

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:a plurality of lighting apparatuses each having an identification information item that is set in advance;
a controller;
at least one image sensor which captures an image of an irradiation surface that is irradiated by the plurality of lighting apparatuses; and
a display,
wherein the controller includes:
a calculator which (i) performs calculation of a position of one of the plurality of lighting apparatuses, on a basis of a luminance level in an image obtained by capturing the image of the irradiation surface by the at least one image sensor in a state in which only the one of the plurality of lighting apparatuses is turned on or off, and (ii) obtains a position of each of the plurality of lighting apparatuses, by performing the calculation for each of the plurality of lighting apparatuses;
an associator which, every time the calculator performs the calculation of a position of one of the plurality of lighting apparatuses which is turned on or off, associates the identification information item that is set in advance to the one of the plurality of lighting apparatuses, with a position information item indicating the position of the one of the plurality of lighting apparatuses; and
a generator that generates a map which is to be displayed by the display and in which position information items associated with identification information items by the associator for the plurality of lighting apparatuses are arranged,
wherein the calculator binarizes the image using a predetermined luminance threshold, and calculates a centroid position of a region having a largest area among regions having either one of: luminance levels greater than or equal to the predetermined luminance threshold; and luminance levels less than or equal to the predetermined luminance threshold, in the image binarized, as the position of the one of the plurality of lighting apparatuses which is turned on or off.

US Pat. No. 10,045,423

ILLUMINATING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ILLUMINATING DEVICE

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. A method for controlling an illuminating device comprising:receiving an image of an object;
determining whether the object is a predetermined object based on the image;
tracking the object to obtain a moving condition of the object if the object is determined to be the predetermined object; and
turning on one of a plurality of illuminating devices correspondingly based on the moving condition of the object;
wherein the step of turning on the one of the plurality of illuminating devices correspondingly based on the moving condition of the object comprises:
predicting a first moving position of the object based on the moving condition to turn on a first illuminating device of the illuminating devices corresponding to the first moving position;
wherein the step of predicting the first moving position of the object based on the moving condition to turn on the first illuminating device of the illuminating devices corresponding to the first moving position comprises:
controlling the first illuminating device to illuminate a first brightness when the first moving position of the object is predicted;
controlling the first illuminating device to illuminate a second brightness when the object reaches the first moving position, wherein the second brightness is greater than the first brightness; and
determining a time period for which the object stays at the first moving position or a second moving position, magnitudes of the first brightness and the second brightness being correspondingly adjusted when the time period reaches a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,045,422

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIGHT-BASED ACTIVATION OF AN OCCUPANCY SENSOR WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. An occupancy sensor comprising:an occupancy sensing element for detecting an object within an area of coverage;
a light sensing element for detecting light within the area of coverage;
a wireless transceiver configured for wireless communication with a remote device; and
one or more processors, each of said processors coupled to at least one of the occupancy sensing element, the light sensing element and the wireless transceiver, the one or more processors adapted and configured to control at least one load in response to output from the occupancy sensing element and light sensing element;
wherein when the light sensing element senses a predetermined light signal, the one or more processors activates or deactivates the wireless transceiver without affecting operation of the occupancy sensor, the predetermined light signal comprising at least one of a predetermined light pulse, a predetermined number of light pulses, and a predetermined frequency of light pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,045,421

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND LIMITING POWER TO SSL DEVICES

LUMASTREAM CANADA ULC, C...

1. A method of controlling power to a solid state lighting (SSL) device load comprising:receiving an input power;
delivering load power to the SSL device load, via a power limit controller, based on a programmed power limit;
monitoring a current level in the load power;
delivering a reduced load power reducing the load power to the SSL device for a predetermined period of time after a predetermined operational fault condition is met by transmitting an internally generated signal to a current source controller controlling the load power to the SSL load;
monitoring the reduced load power; and
disabling receipt of the input power if the reduced power load is not below a predetermined acceptable level within a predetermined period of time;
wherein the signal is based on internal controls.

US Pat. No. 10,045,420

CURRENT BALANCING SYSTEM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS IN PARALLEL

STMicroelectronics (Tours...

1. A circuit for balancing currents flowing through a parallel-connected assembly of semiconductor components of the same type, the circuit comprising:a reference voltage signal generator configured to generate a reference signal; and
a respective regulation circuit for each semiconductor component, each respective regulation circuit comprising
a resistive element having a changeable resistance, and
a comparator configured to compare a first signal representative of a current flowing through the respective semiconductor component with a reference signal, and to change the changeable resistance of the resistive element based thereon, wherein the reference signal is directly provided from the reference voltage signal generator to each regulation circuit, and wherein the reference signal is based on a sum of first signals from the respective regulation circuits, wherein the reference voltage signal generator comprises:
a summing circuit configured to sum the first signals from the regulation circuits; and
a division circuit configured to divide an output signal of the summing circuit by a number of semiconductor components of the parallel-connected assembly to generate the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,045,419

COLOR-TEMPERATURE ADJUSTABLE LED LIGHTNING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING COLOR TEMPERATURE OF LED LIGHTING DEVICE

SENGLED CO., LTD., Shang...

1. A color-temperature adjustable light-emitting diode (LED) lighting device, comprising: a power supply module, a micro-control unit (MCU), an adjustable LED driving power supply having a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal, a cool white LED array, a warm white LED array, a first switch circuit, a second switch circuit, a first current detection circuit, a second current detection circuit, and an inverter, wherein:the power supply module is connected to an input terminal of the MCU and an input terminal of the adjustable LED driving power supply;
a first branch circuit and a second branch circuit are connected in parallel to the positive output terminal of the adjustable LED driving power supply, wherein the cool white LED array, the first switch circuit and the first current detection circuit are connected in series in the first branch circuit, and the warm white LED array, the second switch circuit, and the second current detection circuit are connected in series in the second branch circuit, the negative output terminal of the adjustable LED driving power supply being grounded; and
a first terminal of the MCU is connected to the first switch circuit and an input terminal of the inverter, an output terminal of the inverter is connected to the second switch circuit, a second terminal of the MCU is connected to a first terminal of the first current detection circuit, a third terminal of the MCU is connected to a first terminal of the second current detection circuit, a second terminal of the first current detection circuit and a second terminal of the second current detection circuit are both grounded, and a fourth terminal of the MCU is connected to a first terminal of the adjustable LED driving power supply so that the MCU outputs a first pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to the first switch circuit, and the inverter outputs a second PWM signal to the second switch circuit, the second PWM signal and the first PWM signal having inverted phases and being used to control on-times of the warm white LED array and the cool white LED array, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,045,418

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH OUTPUT, HIGH COLOR QUALITY LIGHT

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

1. A light fixture comprising:a plurality of LEDs configured to output a cumulative light output;
a current control device configured to control a drive current provided to the plurality of LEDs, wherein the drive current comprises at least 700 mA; and
wherein the cumulative light output comprises an intensity of greater than or equal to 10,000 lumens and a color temperature of greater than or equal to 4000° K.

US Pat. No. 10,045,417

SETTING LIGHTING BASED ON THE COLORS OF SAMPLES

Telelumen, LLC, Saratoga...

1. A method comprising:determining a set of target colors respectively for a set of samples; and
operating a device to find a plurality of settings for a plurality of light sources in a luminaire system, wherein the device selects the settings based on a merit function of the target colors of the samples and apparent colors of the samples under illumination that the luminaire system would produce with the settings selected.

US Pat. No. 10,045,416

LIGHTING APPARATUS

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a direct current power supply unit;
a light emitting unit operating in response to a direct current voltage applied from the direct current power supply unit and comprising first light emitting groups having a first correlated color temperature and being turned on at a first turn-on voltage (VB) and second light emitting groups having a second correlated color temperature and being turned on at a second turn-on voltage (VA) greater than the first turn-on voltage, the first light emitting groups being connected in parallel with the second light emitting groups; and
a voltage control unit located between the direct current power supply unit and the light emitting unit to control the level of a voltage applied from the direct current power supply unit to the light emitting unit wherein the voltage control unit comprises at least one variable resistor, wherein the voltage control unit operates in such a manner that a voltage having a level between the second turn-on voltage and the first turn-on voltage is applied to the light emitting unit to turn on only the first light emitting groups or a voltage greater than the second turn-on voltage is applied to the light emitting unit to turn on both the first and second light emitting groups.

US Pat. No. 10,045,415

AUTOMATED LUMINAIRE LOCATION IDENTIFICATION AND GROUP ASSIGNMENT USING LIGHT BASED COMMUNICATION FOR COMMISSIONING A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for automatic luminaire location identification and group assignment, comprising:a visual light communication (VLC)/dark light communication (DLC) sensor configured to capture light data from at least one luminaire and transmit the light data to a first gateway;
a sensor subsystem configured to measure at least an actual light intensity of the luminaire at the luminaire; and,
a server in data communication with the first gateway and sensor subsystem,
wherein the light data includes at least an identification of the luminaire and an intensity of the light and direction of the luminaire from which the light is received at the VLC/DLC sensor,
the first gateway is configured to transmit the light data to the server,
the sensor subsystem is configured to transmit the actual light intensity of the luminaire to the server either directly or via the first gateway or a second gateway, and
the server is configured to generate a map of luminaire locations based on the light data and the actual light intensity for each luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,045,414

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING LUMINOUS INTENSITY OF AN ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

National Sun Yat-Sen Univ...

1. A method for increasing the luminous intensity of an ultraviolet light emitting diode, comprising:mounting the ultraviolet light emitting diode on a substrate, with an electric heater mounted on the substrate;
using a controller to control the electric heater to heat the ultraviolet light emitting diode through the substrate, and using a temperature sensor to detect a temperature of the ultraviolet light emitting diode;
using the controller to supply electricity to the ultraviolet light emitting diode when the ultraviolet light emitting diode reaches a working temperature; and
making the ultraviolet light emitting diode to emit an ultraviolet light.

US Pat. No. 10,045,412

BACKLIGHT UNIT USING MULTI-CELL LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A backlight unit comprising:a backlight module comprising:
a printed circuit board including blocks and multi junction technology light emitting diodes (MJT LEDs) disposed on the blocks, respectively; and
a backlight control module generating a signal for drive control of each of the blocks,
wherein:
each block comprises at least one MJT LED,
the backlight control module comprises a drive controller for On/Off control and dimming control of each block, and
each MJT LED comprises:
a plurality of light emitting cells comprising a first light emitting cell and a second light emitting cell, the plurality of light emitting cells being disposed on a single growth substrate separated from each other, each of the light emitting cells comprising: a lower semiconductor layer, an upper semiconductor layer disposed on the lower semiconductor layer, and an active layer disposed between the upper and lower semiconductor layers;
a reflective layer disposed on the first light emitting cell and electrically connected to the first light emitting cell;
an upper electrode electrically connecting the first light emitting cell to the second light emitting cell;
a first insulation layer insulating the upper electrode from a side surface of the first light emitting cell; and
a first pad and a second pad disposed above the upper electrode,
wherein the plurality of light emitting cells are connected in series to each other between an input light emitting cell and an output light emitting cell,
wherein the first pad is electrically connected to the input light emitting cell and the second pad is electrically connected to the output light emitting cell.

US Pat. No. 10,045,411

DUAL MODE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) DRIVER

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A device comprising:circuitry configured to
determine, based on an input signal level, one of a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation for a light-emitting-diode (LED) driver;
activate a loop-filter associated with the first mode of operation of the LED driver in response to the input signal level being below a predetermined threshold;
activate a pulse modulator associated with the second mode of operation of the LED driver in response to the input signal level being above the predetermined threshold; and
align a first current level corresponding to an average current flowing through the LED in the second mode of operation, with a second current level corresponding to a magnitude of direct current flowing through the LED in the first mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,045,410

MODULARIZED LIGHT SYSTEM, CONTROL MODULE THEREOF AND POWER MODULE THEREOF

1. A modularized light system, comprising:at least a light module wherein a first light module having a first input portion and a first output portion, the first input portion having a first power terminal and a first control terminal, the first output portion having a second power terminal and a second control terminal, wherein the first light module receives a control signal through the first control terminal of the first input portion or the second control terminal of the first output portion and receives a direct current (DC) power through the first power terminal of the first input portion, the first light module emits light according to the control signal;
a control module, comprising a human machine interface, an input portion and an output portion, the input portion having a power input terminal and an output control terminal, the output portion having a power output terminal and an output control terminal, the human machine interface of the control module generating the control signal and outputting the control signal through the output control terminal of both input portion and output portion;
at least a connection unit wherein a first connection unit has a pair of first power wires and a first control wire, wherein the pair of power wires are used for detachably connecting between the first power terminal of the first input portion of the first light module and the power output terminal of the output portion of the control module, or between the second power terminal of the first output portion of the first light module and the input power terminal of input portion of the control module, the first control wire is for detachably connecting between the first control terminal of the first input portion of the first light module and the output control terminal of output portion of the control module, or between second control terminal of the first output portion of the first light module and the output control terminal of the input portion of the control module, wherein the direct current power and the control signal are transmitted between the control module and the first light module through the first connection unit; and
a power module, having a power output portion, detachably connecting to the input portion of the control module or the first input portion of the first light module, for providing the direct current power to the control module.

US Pat. No. 10,045,409

SUPPLY CIRCUIT FOR A LED CONTROLLER

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A supply circuit adapted to provide a continuous power supply for a string of serially connected light emitting elements driven with a current source, said supply circuit comprising:a voltage supply capacitor connected to said string and being adapted to provide a supply voltage for a driving control unit configured to control the light emitting elements of said string; and
a capacitor bypass switch connected in parallel with said voltage supply capacitor and being controlled by a local control circuit of said driving control unit,
wherein said capacitor bypass switch is switched off by said local control circuit to charge said voltage supply capacitor with a charging current to maintain the continuous power supply without disturbing the current to said string of light emitting elements, and
wherein said local control circuit is configured to measure a voltage at the voltage supply capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,045,408

CONTROL UNIT FOR A LED ASSEMBLY AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A control unit for an LED assembly comprising a first and second LED unit, said LED units being serial connected in series, the LED assembly, in use, being powered by a switched mode power supply, the control unit being arranged toreceive an input signal representing a desired output characteristic of the LED assembly,
determine a first and second duty cycle of the respective first and second series-connected LED units associated with a nominal current of the switched mode power supply, for providing the desired output characteristic,
determine the largest of the first and second duty cycles of the respective first and second series-connected LED units,
determine a reduced current to both the first and second series-connected LED units based on at least the largest of the duty cycles,
adjust the first and second duty cycle of respective first and second series-connected LED units based on the reduced current to both the first and second series-connected LED units or the largest of the duty cycles of the first and second series-connected LED units,
provide output data for the LED assembly and the switched mode power supply based on the adjusted first and second duty cycles and the reduced current.

US Pat. No. 10,045,407

DUAL INPUT VOLTAGE CONSTANT POWER INDICATOR

Banner Engineering Corp.,...

1. An apparatus to manage power dissipation in a linear mode area indicating device subject to multiple supply voltage levels, the apparatus comprising:a supply input terminal operable to receive operating load current at a supply node;
a return input terminal operable to return the operating load current from a return node;
a first lighting element;
a second lighting element;
a first current regulator configured to operate in a linear mode;
a second current regulator configured to operate in a linear mode;
a soft start module operably coupled to disable the first and the second current regulators for a predetermined time period after an electrical supply of power is applied to the first and second terminals; and,
a voltage-responsive controller circuit (VRCC) operably coupled to monitor a supply voltage defined between the supply node and the return node, and further operably coupled to directly control the first and second regulators between a first mode and a second mode,
wherein, in response to the supply voltage exceeding a predetermined threshold, the VRCC enters the second mode, and in response to the supply voltage being below the predetermined threshold, the VRCC enters the first mode,
wherein, in the first mode, the first current regulator and the second current regulator are each controlled by the VRCC to limit the current in the first lighting element and the second lighting element, respectively, to a predetermined current level, the first current regulator regulates the predetermined current level in the first lighting element through a first circuit branch, the second current regulator regulates the predetermined current level in the second lighting element through a second circuit branch, and the first and second circuit branches are in parallel, and,
wherein, in the second mode, the first current regulator and the second current regulator are each controlled by the VRCC to limit the current in the first lighting element and the second lighting element, respectively, to the predetermined current level, the predetermined current level flows through the first lighting element connected in series with the second lighting element, and the predetermined current level splits to flow through the first current regulator and the second current regulator connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,045,406

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH FLUORESCENT BALLASTS

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

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a housing having at least one translucent portion;
a solid-state lighting circuit within the housing and comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED);
first and second ballast connection ports supported by the housing and configured to be coupled to a ballast;
a first filament-imitating impedance within the housing and having a first terminal coupled to the first ballast connection port;
a first low-frequency blocking impedance within the housing and coupling a second terminal of the first filament-imitating impedance to a first input terminal of the solid-state lighting circuit and configured to block at least one component having a frequency of about 60 Hz or less;
a second filament-imitating impedance within the housing and having a first terminal coupled to the second ballast connection port; and
a second low-frequency blocking impedance within the housing and coupling a second terminal of the second filament-imitating impedance to a second input terminal of the solid-state lighting circuit and configured to block at least one component having a frequency of about 60 Hz or less.

US Pat. No. 10,045,405

MULTIPLE DISPLAY-UNITS LED LIGHT DEVICE HAS SPECIAL LIGHT EFFECTS

1. A multiple-display-unit LED light device having special light effect comprising:a plurality of different display units each having a different treatment on the said display area, and
at least one LED has light beam transmitted to said display area of each unit(s), and each of said different display units has its own LED(s) to supply light brightness,
at least one of holder or housing for install more than one of the said unit(s), the LED light device having at least one prong or other electric power signal delivery kits for connecting with an alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) power source,
wherein:
the at least one LED is connected by circuitry to a control kits and/or integrated circuit (I.C.) and the prong or electric signal delivery kit, to cause the at least one LED to tum on and tum off for a period of time and to exhibit predetermined illumination effects of the said-individual display unit or all display units, said predetermined illumination effects selected from the group consisting of flashing, steady-on, chasing, random flashing, pair flashing, color changing, auto color changing, selected color effects, and freeze the color-freezing effects of each individual display-unit or/and all display-units,
at least one of the display units is a single piece, and the display area of the at least one of the display units further has a predetermined design selected from the group consisting of art, drawing, texture, ditch, groove, carving design, geometric shape, cartoon, character, sign, painting, window, silkscreen, heat transfer art, openings, cut-outs, optics parts, an LCD screen, digital data, message, words, a religious symbol, an advertisement, warning sign, commercial data, colors, texture, optics treatment, holiday message, a festival message, seasonal message, and holes, on a surface or within the unit, to provide desired lighting effects and performance, and
said LED light device is non-wearable or non-portable or non-carryable, and includes one of a plug-in night light, table desk LED light, wall mounted LED light, sign, commercial light box, evacuation sign, advertisement sign, analog time piece, desk top lamp, clock, light tube, toy, projection light, mobile phone surface panel, communication device, computer device, suction cup LED battery light, Christmas tree light with battery or pigtail wire, USB light device, and consumer electric device, the LED light device having non-portable power source that provides sufficient capacity to power the multiple LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,045,404

CLAMPING CYLINDER FOR AN ELECTRODE SLIPPING DEVICE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A clamping cylinder for an electrode slipping device which comprises an upper annular holder ring and a lower annular holder ring, both containing one or more clamping assemblies including a clamping shoe and the clamping cylinder arranged in co-operation so that the clamping shoe is operable between a clamping position and a releasing position wherein the clamping cylinder is connectable to the annular holder ring by first fastening means and to the clamping shoe by second fastening means, and that the clamping cylinder can be released from engagement with the annular holder ring by unlocking both fastening means,wherein the clamping cylinder comprises a stationary cylinder element, which is connectable to the annular holder ring by first fastening means, and a movable cylinder element, which is connectable to the clamping shoe by second fastening means, and
wherein drawers which are retained in contact with the clamping shoe by the second fastening means and a pressing piece that is pressed against the clamping shoe to force the clamping shoe against the electrode are mounted to an end wall of the movable cylinder element.

US Pat. No. 10,045,403

MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A microwave heating device comprising:a heating chamber adapted to house an object to be heated;
a microwave generating portion adapted to generate a microwave;
a waveguide portion adapted to propagate the microwave; and
a plurality of microwave radiating portions which are provided to the waveguide portion and are adapted to radiate the microwave to inside of the heating chamber, wherein
the microwave radiating portions are adapted to radiate circular polarization, and arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction of electric field and to a direction of propagation within the waveguide portion,
the microwave radiating portions are arranged in at least two rows, and each center of at least two microwave radiating portions of the microwave radiating portions are arranged at positions corresponding to approximate node positions along the propagation direction of the waveguide portion, and
a distance in the propagation direction of the waveguide portion from a center of a least one of the microwave radiating portions to the microwave generation portion has a length of an odd multiple of about ¼ of an in-tube wavelength within the waveguide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,045,402

METHOD OF DETECTING COOKWARE ON AN INDUCTION HOB, INDUCTION HOB AND COOKING APPLIANCE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A method of detecting cookware on an induction hob comprising a plurality of induction heating coils each being adapted for heating, in the activated state, cookware placed on the induction hob, characterized in that detecting cookware is based on signals generated by at least one active induction heating coil through the action of parasitic electromagnetic coupling effects in at least one inactive induction heating coil.

US Pat. No. 10,045,401

HEATER UNIT AND STEERING WHEEL

KURABE INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. A heater unit, comprising:a substrate made of a polymeric foam; and
a cord-shaped heater arranged on the substrate, wherein
a thickness of the substrate is thinner at a portion on which the cord-shaped heater is arranged than other area so that the portion is formed along a shape of the cord-shaped heater and the heater unit is approximately flat,
a heat-fusing portion is formed on an outermost layer of the cord-shaped heater, and
the heat-fusing portion of the cord-shaped heater is melted and permeated in the polymeric foam to form a fixed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,045,400

AUTOMATED MOBILE VEHICLE POWER MANAGEMENT AND RELIEF PLANNING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a processor, a remaining power of a first automated mobile vehicle (“AMV”) that is operating and at a first location;
determining, by the processor, a recovery location;
determining at least one of:
a last departure time by which the first AMV must depart the first location to travel to the recovery location without having insufficient power to travel the recover location, or
a minimum power level needed by the first AMV to travel from the first location to the recovery location without having insufficient power to travel to the recovery location; and
causing, prior to at least one of the last departure time or the minimum power level being reached, the first AMV to depart the first location and travel toward the recovery location.

US Pat. No. 10,045,399

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTEGRATED VOICE AND DATA SERVICES UTILIZING WIRED CORDLESS ACCESS WITH UNLICENSED/UNREGULATED SPECTRUM

8. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving information of a call directed to a telephone number assigned to a wireless device and a cellular device;
in response to detecting that the call was answered via the wireless device, sending, via a first wireless access point device of a first wireless network that is associated with a voice over internet protocol and a first service provider, first data associated with the call directed to the wireless device;
receiving a medium access control address from the wireless device via a second wireless access point device of a second wireless network that is associated with the voice over internet protocol and a second service provider that is different from the first service provider;
based on the medium access control address, assigning an internet protocol address to the wireless device; and
in response to determining, based on service provider information that has been obtained from the wireless device, that the wireless device has been authorized access to the second wireless access point device via the second wireless access point device associated with the second service provider,
sending, via the second wireless access point device, second data associated with the call directed to the wireless device and
creating a voice over internet protocol session via the first wireless access point device, the second wireless access point device, and the wireless device utilizing the internet protocol address.

US Pat. No. 10,045,398

WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A wireless power receiver, comprising:a resonance circuit comprising a resonance tank and a rectifying circuit, the rectifying circuit comprising switches;
a power receiver configured to control the resonance circuit to receive wireless power by the resonance tank; and
a data transmitter configured to control the resonance circuit to transmit data by the resonance tank, the data comprising card information,
wherein the data transmitter provides a second driving signal to transmit the data to the switches, and the second driving signal is a series of square waves to transmit the card information.

US Pat. No. 10,045,397

DATA COMPLEMENTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A data complementing method applied in master database switching in a master-slave database cluster, the method comprising:selecting a slave database from the database cluster to act as a new master database;
establishing first connections between the new master database and all the other slave databases successively;
comparing data of the new master database with data of all the other slave databases, respectively, to synchronize new data in all the other slave databases into the new master database; and
finishing data complementing of the new master database when data comparison and synchronization of all the other slave databases is accomplished,
wherein selecting a slave database from the database cluster to act as a new master database comprises:
obtaining a list of all the slave databases of the database cluster before the establishing connections between the new master database and all the slave databases successively; and
from all the slave databases recorded by the list, screening out and obtaining a slave database that meets a preset condition to act as the new master database, and wherein the preset condition comprises at least one of:
the state of the slave database being identified as alive; and
the number of delayed transactions of the slave database being less than a preset number.

US Pat. No. 10,045,396

WIRELESS MESH NETWORK USING PLURAL RADIO CHANNELS

1. A method of communications in a wireless mesh network having a plurality of communications nodes, the method comprising:selecting a plurality of narrowband radio channels from a predefined radio spectrum range, wherein the plurality of narrowband radio channels define a non-contiguous portion of predefined radio spectrum range; and
establishing a plurality of wireless communications links between the communications nodes to form an at least partially connected mesh network, wherein said establishing comprises:
transmitting synchronization data from a first one of the plurality of communications nodes on at least two of the plurality of radio channels, wherein the synchronization data is transmitted synchronously across the at least two of the plurality of radio channels;
combining energy received at a second one of the plurality of communications nodes from the at least two of the plurality of radio channels to provide a combined signal;
synchronizing the second one of the plurality of communications node to the first one of the plurality of communications nodes using the combined signal; and
at the first one of the plurality of communications nodes:
demultiplexing a high rate data stream into at least two lower rate data streams, and transmitting each of the at least two lower rate data streams on a different one of the plurality of channels, wherein symbol boundaries on each of the plurality of narrowband radio channels are concurrent; and
at the second one of the plurality of communications nodes:
receiving each of the at least two lower rate data streams; and
multiplexing the at least two lower rate data streams into a single high rate data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,045,395

BASE STATION, PROCESSOR, AND USER TERMINAL FOR SETTING A CONFIGURATION TO THE USER TERMINAL FOR DISCONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PDCCH) ON WHICH A CONTROL SIGNAL IS TRANSMITTED BY THE BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station that supports single cell point to multipoint (SC-PTM), comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a signal to a user terminal; and
a controller configured to set a first configuration and a second configuration to the user terminal, wherein
the first configuration is a configuration in which the user terminal discontinuously monitors a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) on which a control signal is transmitted, the control signal being for receiving multicast data transmitted by the SC-PTM from the base station,
the first configuration includes an On-duration timer that is a period during which the user terminal receives the PDCCH,
the first configuration is a configuration corresponding to a group radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) assigned commonly to a plurality of user terminals that receive identical multicast data by the SC-PTM, and
the second configuration is a configuration in which the user terminal discontinuously monitors a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) on which a control signal is transmitted, the control signal being for receiving data transmitted by a transmission method different from the SC-PTM, from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,045,394

TECHNIQUES FOR PAGING IN EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications by a base station (BS), comprising:determining at least one paging hyper-frame for paging a user equipment (UE) based on an identification (ID) of the UE, the at least one paging hyper-frame determined from a set of periodically occurring hyper-frames that each spans a number of radio frames, wherein paging hyper-frames for the UE, from different BSs within a tracking area and not operating synchronously, fall within a paging response window;
receiving a request to page the UE; and
transmitting a paging signal to the UE in at least one subframe within a radio frame of the paging hyper-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,045,393

DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF KEEP-ALIVE MESSAGES FOR EFFICIENT BATTERY USAGE IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A network-node device comprising:a communication interface operable to communicatively couple the network-node device to a network; and
a processor and a memory storing program codes, coupled to the communication interface, operable to:
determine, for a first mobile terminal, a first keep-alive message interval, wherein the keep-alive message interval defines a maximum time interval between sending keep-alive messages from the first mobile terminal and a first device over the network in order to prevent disconnection of a first Internet Protocol connection between the first mobile terminal to the first device;
determine, for the first mobile terminal, a first keep-alive message schedule for sending keep-alive messages over a period of time, wherein the first keep-alive message schedule is based on the first keep-alive message interval; and
send, to a second mobile terminal, instructions for sending, from the mobile terminal, keep-alive messages to a second device in order to maintain a second Internet Protocol connection between the second mobile terminal and the second device over the network, wherein the instructions are based on the first keep-alive message schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,045,392

SIGNALING FOR FLEXIBLE CARRIER AGGREGATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a receiver configured to receive an information sent by a base station including a configuration of one or more of multiple radio frequency component carriers being used by the base station to communicate the information with the UE, wherein each of the multiple radio frequency component carriers being configurable with one or more control channels in a first mode of operation and with no control channels in a second mode of operation wherein the base station determines to communicate the information to the user equipment based on at least one of (a) a number of legacy user equipments that is to operate only in the first mode of operation, (b) a priority of the number of legacy user equipments, or (c) a capability of the user equipments being served by a radio network node, wherein the information is communicated to the user equipment using a UE-specific message: and processing circuitry configured to determine the configuration of at least one of the multiple radio frequency component carriers being used by the base station to communicate the information with the UE, wherein the configuration is determined based on a bandwidth of the at least one of the multiple radio frequency component carriers, and if the determined configuration is for the first mode of operation for the one multiple radio frequency component carrier, to prohibit transmitting on resource blocks for the one multiple radio frequency component carrier corresponding to a control channel, and if the determined configuration is for the second mode of operation for the one multiple radio frequency component carrier, to permit transmitting on all resource blocks for the one multiple radio frequency component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,045,391

METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROSE COMMUNICATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor;
at least one memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, working with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
send, from the apparatus, a first configuration message to at least one of two user equipments which are performing proximity service communication over a first locally routed path via the apparatus,
wherein the first configuration message is for causing the two user equipments to perform the proximity service communication over a second locally routed path via the apparatus and a second base station, and
wherein a locally routed path is a path established between two user equipments via at least one base station without core network involvement; and
send, from the apparatus, a second configuration message to the second base station, the second configuration message for configuring the second base station to support the two user equipments to perform the proximity service communication over the second locally routed path via the apparatus and the second base station,
skip, by the apparatus, ciphering and deciphering of proximity service communication traffic at a specific protocol layer to cause the ciphering and deciphering to be performed by the two user equipments or by the second base station and the two user equipments, wherein the core network is defined as not including base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,045,390

WIRELESS NETWORK WITH UNMANNED VEHICLE NODES PROVIDING NETWORK DATA CONNECTIVITY

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES...

1. An unmanned vehicle (UV) system providing network data connectivity, the UV system comprising:a plurality of UV nodes, each comprising a hardware communication interface and processor to transmit and receive data in a network comprised of the plurality of UV nodes and other nodes according to a routing protocol; and
a plurality of fixed nodes with a wired or wireless connection to a destination terminal,
wherein a UV node of the plurality of UV nodes receives data from a source terminal for transmission to a destination terminal, and when the UV node is within range of a node in the network connected the destination terminal, the UV node transmits the received data to the node within range for forwarding the data to the destination terminal via the network,
wherein the UV node is programmed with a travel route, and during travel on the programmed travel route, the UV node broadcasts a beacon ID to identify terminals within range of the UV node during its travel on the travel route,
wherein the UV node receives a connection request from the source terminal in response to the terminal receiving the broadcasted beacon ID, and
wherein the received connection request includes a terminal ID of the source terminal, and the UV node determines whether the terminal ID is for a terminal expected to be at the UV node's current location on the programmed travel route, and
if the source terminal is determined to be an expected terminal for the current location, the UV node establishes the connection with the source terminal, and the UV node receives the data from the source terminal after establishing the connection with the source terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,045,389

DETERMINING CONNECTIVITY TO A NETWORK DEVICE TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF NETWORK DEVICES

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:establishing, by a computing device, a connection with a local network including a network device;
establishing, using the connection with the local network, an additional connection with a wide area network;
receiving, using the additional connection, an identifier associated with the local network and a security key;
storing, on the computing device, the identifier and the security key;
terminating the connection, wherein terminating the connection occurs after storing the received identifier and the security key;
detecting, by the computing device, input corresponding to interaction with an interface of the computing device;
determining to which network the computing device is connected, wherein networks include the local network and a remote network;
sending a message to the network device using the local network when it is determined that the computing device is connected to the local network, wherein the message corresponds to an operation of the network device; and
sending a message to the network device using the remote network when it is determined that the computing device is connected to the remote network, wherein sending the message to the network device using the remote network includes using the identifier and the security key.

US Pat. No. 10,045,388

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF IMPROVING QUALITY OF CALLS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving a signal by a base station of a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a terminal, a first message for transmitting a call from the terminal to another terminal;
transmitting, to a call control server, a second message based on the first message;
receiving a third message related to a session initiation protocol; and
identifying whether the third message includes a packet to maintain a connection with the terminal related to the call, the packet generated by the call control server at least one time,
wherein the packet is ignored at the terminal when the third message includes the packet to maintain the connection with the terminal related to the call and at least two packets to maintain the connection with the terminal related to the call are received at the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,045,387

METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING DOCKING PROTOCOL BY USING DIRECT COMMUNICATION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of establishing a docking protocol with a second wireless device by a first wireless device, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first wireless device, a probe request frame to the second wireless device;
receiving, by the first wireless device, a probe response frame from the second wireless device in response to the probe request frame;
transmitting, by the first wireless device, a service discovery request frame to the second wireless device;
receiving, by the first wireless device, a service discovery response frame from the second wireless device in response to the service discovery request frame;
establishing, by the first wireless device, an ASP (application service platform) session with the second wireless device; and
establishing, by the first wireless device, the docking protocol with the second wireless device,
wherein the establishing the ASP session is selectively performed according to a capability or a device type of the first wireless device or a capability or a device type of the second wireless device, and
wherein when the second wireless device belongs to a first device type, the establishing the ASP session is omitted and wherein when the second wireless device belongs to a second device type, the docking protocol is established after the establishing the ASP session.

US Pat. No. 10,045,386

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) MOBILITY IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving, by the WTRU using a long term evolution (LTE) radio access technology (RAT), discovery related configuration information, wherein the discovery related configuration information includes discovery filtering information and information for a non-LTE RAT;
monitoring, by the WTRU, a device-to-device (D2D) communication interface on the non-LTE RAT based on the discovery filtering information;
transmitting, by the WTRU using the LTE RAT, a report based on the discovery filtering information, wherein the report includes information associated with the discovery filtering information;
receiving, by the WTRU using the LTE RAT, a message to allow the WTRU to establish a D2D communication link with another WTRU using the non-LTE RAT; and
communicating, by the WTRU using the non-LTE RAT, on the D2D communication link with the another WTRU based on the received message.

US Pat. No. 10,045,385

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MANAGEMENT ACTIONS FOR VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for use in wireless communications, the method comprising:transmitting, to a station (STA), a communication link setup request frame that includes a Very High Throughput (VHT) Capability information field, wherein the VHT Capability information field indicates a channel width related to a multi-channel non-contiguous spectrum transmission; and
receiving, from the STA, a communication link setup response frame in response to the communication link setup request frame.

US Pat. No. 10,045,384

METHOD FOR MANAGING LINK FAILURE OF USER EQUIPMENT SIMULTANEOUSLY CONNECTED TO MULTIPLE RATS AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for controlling link failure by a user equipment (UE) that simultaneously accesses multi-radio access technology (RAT), the method comprising:transmitting, to a second base station (BS) of a second RAT, a message requesting that a second link between the UE and the second BS be switched to a first link between a first BS of a first RAT and the second BS;
wherein the message includes information of a first timer indicating a time duration for buffering downlink data for the UE by the second BS;
transmitting, to the first BS, a link failure report (LFR) indicating a failure of the second link;
wherein when an instruction associated with data reception is transmitted to the second BS before the first timer expires, receiving, from the first BS, the downlink data for the UE, buffered in the second BS, and
wherein the downlink data for the UE, buffered in the second BS, is received by the UE through a direct tunnel between the first BS and the second BS, established based on the LFR of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,045,383

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATED CONNECTIONS OF UPLINK AND DOWNLINK

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. An operating method of a network comprising at least a base station, the method comprising:transmitting, performed by each of base stations, a downlink reference signal to a terminal;
receiving, performed by a first base station, a strength of the downlink reference signal from the terminal;
establishing, performed by the first base station, a downlink cell association with the terminal;
determining, performed by the first base station, an identifier of a second base station providing an uplink control channel;
transmitting, performed by the first base station, the identifier of a second base station through the downlink cell association; and
establishing, performed by the second base station, an uplink cell association with the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,045,382

LINK ADAPTATION ON A LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS CARRIER

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a network node, an occurrence level of collisions in a communication associated with a network device of a communication network, where the determining is using a sensing threshold; and
based on the determined occurrence level of collisions, updating one of an outer-loop link adaptation offset with a collision bias and an outer-loop link adaptation offset without a collision bias; and
using the updated outer-loop link adaptation offset for the communication, wherein the determining the occurrence level of collisions is based on a comparing the sensing threshold to information regarding an interference measurement; and wherein
for a case that it is determined that the occurrence level of collisions exceeds the sensing threshold during a transmission time interval of the communication, the outer-loop link adaptation offset with the collision bias is updated and is used for the communication, or
for a case it is determined that the occurrence level of collisions is below the sensing threshold during a transmission time interval of the communication, the outer-loop link adaptation offset without the collision bias is updated and is used for the communication.

US Pat. No. 10,045,381

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING RESPONSE INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to perform a random access in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a random access preamble to a network;
receiving a random access response message comprising multiple random access responses from the network through a downlink shared channel (DL-SCH),
wherein a size of the random access response message is not fixed,
wherein the random access response message has a format of a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) comprising multiple header parts, each of the header parts corresponding to each of the multiple random access responses,
wherein all the header parts are in a first part of the MAC PDU and all the random access responses are in a second part of the MAC PDU subsequent to the first part,
wherein each of the multiple random access responses comprises TA (Timing Advanced) information and uplink scheduling information; and
processing the received random access response message to adjust an uplink transmission time based on the TA information or to find A resource for an uplink transmission based on the uplink scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 10,045,380

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING RANDOM ACCESS INFORMATION WHEN PAGING A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for supporting random access of a wireless device, the method being performed in a radio network node of a wireless communication system, the radio network node serving a cell, the method comprising:determining whether to allocate a dedicated random access preamble to the wireless device at paging of the wireless device in the cell, wherein the dedicated random access preamble or an identifier of the dedicated random access preamble is transmitted to the wireless device prior to the determining of whether to allocate the dedicated random access preamble; and
in response to a determination to allocate the dedicated random access preamble to the wireless device at paging, transmitting an indicator of the dedicated random access preamble to the wireless device in a message related to the paging of the wireless device, wherein the dedicated random access preamble is valid for random access during a time window.

US Pat. No. 10,045,379

MULTI-RADIO WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK APPARATUS AND METHOD

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first media access control (MAC) device comprising a first radio transceiver and having a first MAC address;
a second MAC device comprising a second radio transceiver and having a second MAC address, the second MAC device operatively coupled to the first MAC device;
the first MAC device operative to:
receive first MAC layer data for the first MAC device and receive second MAC layer data for the second MAC device; and
transmit the first MAC layer data and the second MAC layer data to an access point (AP) using the first radio transceiver of the first MAC device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,378

CHANNEL MONITORING METHOD AND DEVICE

China Academy Of Telecomm...

1. A channel monitoring method, comprising steps of:determining, by a device, a starting time point of Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) detection for monitoring a channel before data transmission and a required duration within which a CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear in a manner identical to all other devices belonging to an operator that the device belongs to; and
monitoring, by the device, the channel on an unlicensed frequency band in accordance with the starting time point and the required duration,
wherein the step of determining, by the device, the required duration within which the CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear comprises: determining, by the device, the required duration within which the CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear in accordance with a predetermined rule,
wherein the step of determining, by the device, the required duration within which the CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear in accordance with the predetermined rule comprises determining, by the device, the required duration within which the CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear through one of the following formulae: T_CCA=mod(T/N) and T_CCA=mod(T*PLMN/N), where T_CCA represents the required duration within which the CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear, T represents an absolute time period, N represents a maximum quantized value of a predetermined duration within which the CCA detection result indicates that the channel is clear, and PLMN represents a Public Land Mobile Network identifier of an operator to which the device belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,045,377

METHOD FOR MANAGING A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

20. A method, in a wireless device in a network, the method comprising:detecting an indication of a result of spectrum opportunity detection conducted by a network node within a spectrum band;
if the indication indicates a detected spectrum opportunity, conducting one of a transmission or reception operation on the detected spectrum opportunity; and
if the indication indicates no detected spectrum opportunity, resuming detection of an indication of a result of spectrum opportunity detection conducted by a network node after a threshold time period;
wherein a spectrum opportunity comprises a channel within the spectrum band which is at least temporarily available for use by the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,376

CHANNEL ACCESS PROCEDURE AND QOS PROVISIONING FOR UPLINK LAA

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method comprising:establishing a data radio bearer (DBR) by a base station with a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communications network, wherein the DBR is associated with an Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer and a logical channel;
scheduling an uplink data transmission for the UE, and determining a channel access priority class (CAPC) for the uplink data transmission from the UE;
transmitting uplink scheduling information over a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to the UE, wherein the uplink scheduling information comprises the determined CAPC for gaining uplink access; and
receiving the uplink data transmission from the UE over an unlicensed frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,045,375

MULTI-HOP RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A multi-hop radio communication method for a plurality of radio stations, wherein the radio stations comprise one or more radio base stations, one or more radio relay stations each including a terminal function, and one or more radio terminal stations, wherein the plurality of radio stations are in a mutually communicable range, wherein the radio stations are configured to operate asynchronously with respect to each other, each of the radio stations having a communication timing table in which transmission order is described in a memory mounted in each of the radio stations, the method comprising:storing data indicating either of predetermined data transmission timing or transmission order defined by the communication timing table in the memory included in each of the radio stations individually;
when communication data to be transmitted to other one or more of the radio stations are generated in any one of the radio stations, transmitting, by a first radio station of the radio stations, communication data toward the other one or more of the radio stations via broadcast or multicast, in accordance with the data transmission timing or the transmission order;
transmitting, by a second radio station of the radio stations which is different from the first radio station and which has received the communication data from the first radio station toward another radio station of the plurality of radio stations other than the first and second radio stations, data to be transmitted which is prepared by adding transmission data held by the second radio station and data of the second radio station collected by the second radio station to the communication data received;
receiving, by a third radio station other than the first and second radio stations, the communication data and the data to be transmitted from the second radio station; and
determining, by any one radio station of the plurality of radio stations, whether to perform data forwarding or not, based on a specific bit data as a flag included in a broadcast or multicast packet received from another radio station and indicating whether it is “a destination of packet transmission is a base station direction” indicating that it is uplink communication or “a direction of packet transmission is a direction from a base station to a distal relay station or a terminal” indicating that it is downlink communication, wherein the one radio station adds transmission data of the one radio station to data to be transmitted and then forwards the data to be transmitted via broadcast or multicast when receiving the packet from another radio station whose transmission order described in the communication timing table is one step before the transmission order of the one radio station, and transitions to a reception standby state when receiving the packet from another radio station whose transmission order described in the communication timing table is anything other than one step before the transmission order of the one radio station.

US Pat. No. 10,045,374

LOW LATENCY WLAN MEDIUM ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of managing access to a wireless medium by a plurality of stations (STAs) in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining a first transmit opportunity within a first beacon interval for a first STA of the plurality of STAs;
determining a second transmit opportunity within the first beacon interval for a second STA of the plurality of STAs;
enabling the first STA to access the wireless medium for a duration of the first transmit opportunity and the second STA to access the wireless medium for a duration of the second transmit opportunity by broadcasting a first grant message to the plurality of STAs in the wireless network, wherein the first grant message indicates allocation of the first transmit opportunity to the first STA and allocation of the second transmit opportunity to the second STA;
determining a latency requirement of the first STA based at least in part on a frequency of transmissions by the first STA; and
selectively adjusting a duration of a subsequent first transmit opportunity and a duration of a subsequent second transmit opportunity based at least in part on the latency requirement of the first STA, wherein the subsequent first transmit opportunity and the subsequent second transmit opportunity are within a second beacon interval.

US Pat. No. 10,045,373

PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS ENHANCEMENTS

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A peer of a peer-to-peer network under distributed control, wherein each peer in the peer-to-peer network under distributed control is configured to manage control-related communications with peers of different peer-to-peer networks under distributed control, the peer comprising a processor and a memory, the memory containing computer-executable instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the peer to perform steps comprising:scanning a channel to detect a superframe beacon of a superframe of one or more peer-to-peer networks under virtually centralized control, wherein each of the one or more peer-to-peer networks under virtually centralized control comprises a super virtual leader configured to manage control-related communications between peers of different peer-to-peer networks under virtually centralized control;
decoding the detected superframe beacon to locate a position of a common control and data channel (CCDCH) of the superframe of the one or more peer-to-peer networks under virtually centralized control; and
sending a request message over the CCDCH of the superframe of the one or more peer-to-peer networks under virtually centralized control to indicate the existence of the peer-to-peer network under distributed control and to request channels for use in the distributed control of the peers of the peer-to-peer network under distributed control.

US Pat. No. 10,045,372

MANAGEMENT OF THE USE OF A GATEWAY BY A PLURALITY OF TERMINALS

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for managing use of a mobile gateway capable of interconnecting a first network and a second network, wherein bandwidth on said second network varies over time, comprising:receiving by said mobile gateway from the first network, requests to access said second network from a plurality terminals;
defining, by said mobile gateway, a maximum number of possible simultaneous accesses by the terminals in the first network so as to provide a given quality of service, wherein the maximum number is independent of current simultaneous accesses by the terminals on the first network, and wherein the maximum number of possible simultaneous accesses varies over time as a function of the bandwidth on said second network, wherein defining the maximum number comprises:
storing in a non-transitory computer-readable medium values of the maximum number of possible simultaneous accesses as a function of the bandwidth on the second network;
retrieving a current bandwidth on the second network; and
retrieving the value of the maximum number corresponding to the retrieved current bandwidth on the second network; and
for at least one of the received requests, granting or refusing the request for access based on the defined maximum number.

US Pat. No. 10,045,371

METHOD FOR DETECTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SIGNAL, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method for detecting a device-to-device (D2D) signal, the method comprising:receiving, by a first user equipment, a first message;
determining, by the first user equipment according to the first message, a first timing advance for the first user equipment to detect a D2D signal sent by a second user equipment;
determining, by the first user equipment, a reference time;
determining, by the first user equipment according to the first timing advance and the reference time, a first time for detecting the D2D signal; and
detecting, by the first user equipment, the D2D signal at the first time;
wherein receiving, by the first user equipment, the first message comprises:
receiving, by the first user equipment, the first message sent by the second user equipment, wherein the first message comprises a second timing advance for sending the D2D signal by the second user equipment;
wherein determining, by the first user equipment according to the first message, the first timing advance for the first user equipment to detect the D2D signal sent by the second user equipment comprises:
determining, by the first user equipment, the first timing advance according to the second timing advance and a time increment that is preset on the first user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,045,370

DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
wherein the at least one memory and computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to
receive a release message from a first user equipment for releasing resources related to a device-to-device communication; and
send control information indicating that a device-to-device communication mode is no longer active to at least one second user equipment in response to the release message to trigger the at least one second user equipment at least to stop monitoring a resource or a resource pool.

US Pat. No. 10,045,369

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MULTI-USER DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:a transmitter to transmit a multi-user (MU) downlink request to a plurality of wireless stations; and
a receiver to receive one or more responses from one or more wireless stations of the plurality of wireless stations,
wherein the transmitter is to transmit a MU scheduling message to at least one scheduled station of the one or more wireless stations from which the one or more responses are received, the MU scheduling message indicating resources allocated to a downlink transmission to the at least one scheduled station of the one or more wireless stations, the receiver is to receive at least one reservation frame from the at least one scheduled station subsequent to said MU scheduling message, the reservation frame to reserve a wireless medium for at least a duration of the downlink transmission, the transmitter to, subsequent to the reservation frame, transmit the downlink transmission to the at least one scheduled station according to the resources indicated by the MU scheduling message.

US Pat. No. 10,045,368

UPLINK CHANNEL SELECTION USING CHANNEL INTERFERENCE TOLERANCE LEVEL FEEDBACK FOR GRANTLESS DATA TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a scheduling entity in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining interference tolerance information of a plurality of uplink channels, wherein the interference tolerance information is configured to indicate one of two or more levels of different grantless access for each of the plurality of uplink channels for uplink data transmission,
wherein the two or more levels of different grantless access comprise:
a first level indicating grantless access not allowed;
a second level indicating grantless access allowed with a constraint, wherein the constraint comprises a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) limit for transmitting data through the plurality of uplink channels; or
a third level indicating grantless access allowed without constraint;
broadcasting the interference tolerance information to one or more subordinate entities; and
receiving a grantless uplink data transmission from the one or more subordinate entities utilizing one or more of the plurality of uplink channels according to the interference tolerance information.

US Pat. No. 10,045,367

UPLINK DATA FRAGMENTATION FOR MULTI-USER NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:data generation logic configured to generate data to be transmitted to an access point and to determine that a size of the data exceeds a size of a first transmit opportunity (TX_OP);
data fragmentation logic configured to generate at least a first data fragment and a second data fragment based on the data, wherein a size of the first data fragment is selected based on the size of the first TX_OP; and
a wireless interface configured to transmit, during the first TX_OP, a first data packet to the access point, the first data packet including the first data fragment, wherein the first data packet is sent responsive to a frame received from the access point, and wherein the frame includes timing information corresponding to the size of the first TX_OP.

US Pat. No. 10,045,366

SCHEDULER FOR LAYER MAPPED CODE WORDS

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

9. A radio base station that manages first and second radio cells including first and second user devices, respectively, wherein the radio base station schedules first and second code words corresponding to the first and second user devices, respectively, wherein the first code word includes a first identifier and a first code word number and the second code word includes a second identifier and a second code word number, the radio base station comprising:a command processor that receives first and second code block commands of the first and second code words, respectively, and outputs the first and second identifiers;
a layer mapper that receives a plurality of code block commands and a plurality of control commands of the first code word, and a plurality code block commands and a plurality control commands of the second code word, and outputs the first and second code word numbers, wherein the layer mapper outputs the first code word number when a plurality of code block commands and a plurality of control commands of the first code word are received, processed, and stored in a mapped data storage, and outputs the second code word number when a plurality of code block commands and a plurality of control commands of the second code word are received, processed, and stored in the mapped data storage;
a header memory that receives and stores a header of the first code word and a header of the second code word, wherein the header of the first code word includes the first code word number and the first identifier, and the header of the second code word includes the second code word number and the second identifier; and
a scheduler connected to the command processor, the layer mapper, and the header memory, for scheduling the first and second code words, wherein the scheduler includes:
a buffer memory that receives and stores the first and second identifiers from the command processor;
a de-multiplexer that receives the first and second code word numbers from the layer mapper, and the first and second identifiers from the header memory, and outputs the first code word number based on the first identifier and the second code word number based on the second identifier;
a set of completion queues including first and second completion queues corresponding to the first and second identifiers, respectively, connected to the de-multiplexer for receiving and storing the first and second code word numbers, wherein the first completion queue stores the first code word number, and the second completion queue stores the second code word number;
a sequence controller connected to the buffer memory for receiving the first and second identifiers, wherein the sequence controller generates first and second select signals corresponding to the first and second identifiers, respectively; and
a multiplexer connected to the sequence controller for receiving the first and second select signals, and to the set of completion queues for receiving the first and second code word numbers, wherein the multiplexer outputs one of the first and second code word numbers based on the first and second select signals, and wherein the scheduler schedules the first and second code words based on the one of the first and second identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,045,365

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING D2D FOR OUT-OF-NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method, wherein the communication method comprises:receiving, by a master terminal located within network coverage, a connection establishment request by using a pre-synchronized static resource, wherein the connection establishment request is sent by a slave terminal located beyond the network coverage, and the connection establishment request comprises service type information of a data packet reported by the slave terminal;
establishing, by the master terminal, a connection to a network-side device, wherein a connection establishment request that is sent by the master terminal to the network-side device carries the service type information, so that the network-side device determines, according to the service type information, that current communication is a communication process of reporting the data packet by the slave terminal;
receiving, by the master terminal, a measurement configuration message that comprises transmission resource information and that is sent by the network-side device, wherein a transmission resource corresponding to the transmission resource information is a transmission resource that is determined by the network-side device according to the service type information and that is used to transmit the data packet between the master terminal and the slave terminal;
sending, by the master terminal, the measurement configuration message to the slave terminal, and receiving a measurement configuration complete message that is generated after the slave terminal performs measurement on the transmission resource corresponding to the transmission resource information in the measurement configuration message;
reporting, by the master terminal, the measurement configuration complete message to the network-side device; and
reporting, by the master terminal to the network-side device, the data packet that is sent by the slave terminal by using an established connection.

US Pat. No. 10,045,364

SCHEDULE AGGREGATION AND ANTENNA-RADIATION-PATTERN OPTIMIZATION

Ruckus Wireless, Inc., S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an antenna that includes multiple antenna elements;
control logic coupled to the antenna, wherein the control logic is configured to selectively adjusts an antenna radiation pattern associated with the antenna; and
an interface circuit, coupled to the antenna, wherein the interface circuit is configured to:
determine a schedule with subcarriers used, at different times during a time interval, for communication with a set of electronic devices, wherein the communication with the set of electronic devices is characterized by associated initial throughputs;
modify the schedule by changing the times when subcarriers are used for communication with the set of electronic devices in order to cluster subsets of the set of electronic devices, wherein the communication with the subsets is characterized by associated clustered throughputs; and
select, for the subsets, transmit antenna radiation patterns and receive antenna radiation patterns based on antenna-pattern throughputs associated with the transmit antenna radiation patterns and the receive antenna radiation patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,045,363

HD-FDD METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH NO OVERLAPPING BETWEEN DOWNLINK AND UPLINK SUBFRAMES

AIRBUS DS SAS, Elancourt...

1. A half-duplex (HD) frequency division duplexing (FDD) method for a wireless communication system having an uplink and downlink prioritization scheme for an HD-FDD type mobile communication terminal, the method comprising:communicating, by at least one base station (BS), with at least one of a plurality of mobile communication terminals of the wireless communication system;
sending, by the at least one base station, at least one allocation message to the at least one mobile communication terminal, dynamically when a transition occurs between a downlink (DL) sub-frame, labelled n, and an uplink (UL) sub-frame, labelled n+1, allocated for the communication between said mobile communication terminal and said base station;
receiving, by the at least one mobile communication terminal, the at least one allocation message, wherein the at least one allocation message includes one of a number A of symbols or a number B of symbols;
deducing, by the at least one mobile communication terminal, responsive to the number A of symbols being received, the number B of symbols and deducing, responsive to the number B of symbols being received, the number A of symbols; and
processing, by the at least one mobile communication terminal, the at least one allocation message, wherein the at least one allocation message dynamically causes, at the mobile communication terminal, the sub-frame n to be truncated by the number A of symbols and the sub-frame n+1 to be truncated by the number B of symbols, A and B being integers such that A+B=N and such that N, defined by an anticipated duration of an emission from the mobile communication terminal to its reception at the BS divided by an interstitial symbol duration, is equal to a number of symbols to be removed to avoid frame spanning between downlink and uplink.

US Pat. No. 10,045,362

UPLINK BASED SELECTION OF DOWNLINK CONNECTIVITY CONFIGURATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of controlling connectivity of a device to a cellular network comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of devices, the method comprising:determining, by at least one of the plurality of nodes, a characteristic of at least one uplink channel between the device and the cellular network;
selecting a configuration for a downlink connection for the device based on the determined characteristic of the at least one uplink channel, wherein the configuration is selected for at least one of a dual connectivity configuration or carrier aggregation configuration between the device and the cellular network, wherein selecting the configuration for the downlink connection comprises selecting between a first downlink connectivity configuration, in which the downlink connection of the device comprises a first downlink channel based on a first set of downlink radio resources, and a second downlink connectivity configuration, in which the downlink connection additionally comprises a second downlink channel based on a second set of downlink radio resources; and
indicating the selected configuration to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,361

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for establishing cooperative communication for use with a ready-to-support terminal in an idle state, the method comprising:receiving a system broadcast sent by a base station;
acquiring a channel quality parameter of communications between the ready-to-support terminal and the base station according to the system broadcast;
when a value of the channel quality parameter of communications between the ready-to-support terminal and the base station meets a first threshold, acquiring a channel quality parameter of communications between a benefited terminal and the ready-to-support terminal;
when a value of the channel quality parameter of communications between the ready-to-support terminal and the benefited terminal meets a second threshold, generating, by the ready-to-support terminal, a measurement event, and sending the measurement event to the base station, wherein the measurement event includes at least the channel quality parameter of communications between the ready-to-support terminal and the base station and the channel quality parameter of communications between the ready-to-support terminal and the benefited terminal; and
after sending the measurement event to the base station, receiving the supporting-cooperation indication sent by the base station, and establishing a cooperative communication set with the benefited terminal according to the supporting-cooperation indication.

US Pat. No. 10,045,360

MACRO-ASSISTED MULTI-CONNECTIVITY SCHEME IN MULTI-RAT CELLULAR SYSTEMS

MediaTek Inc., Hsinchu (...

1. A method comprising:establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a macro base station (MBS) by a user equipment (UE) in a heterogeneous network having a macrocell served by the MBS and overlaying smallcells served by smallcell base stations (SBSs);
establishing a multi-connectivity (MC) multi-way split bearer U-plane for simultaneous data transmission with one or more base stations; and
performing macro-assisted make-before-break MC mobility by using the multi-way split bearer, wherein the make-before-break MC mobility involves switching between (N?1)-way and N-way of the multi-way split bearer, wherein N is an integer that is greater than one.

US Pat. No. 10,045,359

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING CARRIERS BASED ON SIMULTANEOUS VOICE AND DATA COMMUNICATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of controlling service of a user equipment device (UE) by a base station, the method comprising:serving by the base station the UE over an air interface connection;
detecting by the base station simultaneous voice and data communication by the UE; and
responsive to the detecting the simultaneous voice and data communication by the UE, invoking by the base station carrier-aggregation service of the UE,
wherein, in the single-carrier mode, the air interface connection encompasses just one carrier, and in the carrier-aggregation mode, the air interface connection encompasses multiple carriers,
wherein invoking by the base station carrier-aggregation service of the UE comprises transitioning by the base station from serving the UE in a single-carrier mode to serving the UE in a carrier-aggregation mode, and
wherein transitioning from serving the UE in the single-carrier mode to serving the UE in the carrier-aggregation mode comprises modifying the air interface connection to encompass the multiple carriers instead of just the one carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,045,358

RELAYING IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. A device, comprising:at least one processor configured to communicate a control message to prospectively indicate a relative priority between a relaying channel and a direct channel of a radio interface of a cellular network and to subsequently select between the relaying channel and the direct channel in a situation where the direct channel and the relaying channel are available to transmit data scheduled for transmission in a transmit buffer, wherein the at least one processor is configured to analyze the data and select between the relaying channel and the direct channel based at least on a type of the data derived from the analyzing, wherein the direct channel is selected for a first type of data and the relaying channel is selected for a second type of data in accordance with the indicated relative priority; and
an interface configured to transmit the data employing the selected one of the direct channel and the relaying channel;
wherein the device is a User Equipment (UE) communication device connected to the cellular network via the radio interface.

US Pat. No. 10,045,357

INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT FOR NETWORK ASSISTED DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of a first wireless communication device adapted to perform device-to-device communication, the method comprising:determining, while the first wireless communication device is involved in device-to-device communication with a third wireless communication device, a power interference criterion associated with a second wireless communication device which causes interference to the device-to-device communication, wherein the second wireless communication device is not involved in the device-to-device communication with the first wireless communication device or the third wireless communication device;
transmitting, to a network node, an interference management request message related to the power interference criterion; and
receiving, from the network node, information regarding an adjustment being made at the second wireless communication device, wherein the adjustment to the second wireless communication device is made based on the transmitted interference management request message.

US Pat. No. 10,045,356

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA WITH DIFFERENT QOS ATTRIBUTES

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A base station, comprising:a reassembly controller
operable to receive, over a single dedicated channel, a plurality of segmented packets from a wireless subscriber station, each respective segmented packet of the plurality of segmented packets associated with a respective quality of service (QoS), the single dedicated channel carrying segmented packets associated with a plurality of logical channel queues,
operable to reassemble the plurality of segmented packets to form a higher layer packet, and
operable to forward the higher layer packet towards a destination; and
a QoS processor operable to prioritize packets for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,045,355

PREEMPTION POLICY FOR A BASE STATION OPERATING IN CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP HYBRID MODE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
receive, from a first user device, a request to access a first resource associated with the device,
the first user device being associated with a closed subscriber group;
determine that a congestion level, associated with the device, satisfies a threshold value;
identify a second user device that has been allocated a second resource associated with the device based on the request and based on the congestion level satisfying the threshold value,
the second user device not being associated with the closed subscriber group;
enable the first user device to preempt the second user device based on the second user device not being associated with the closed subscriber group;
determine that the second user device is not associated with a preemption vulnerability based on the second user device not being associated with the closed subscriber group;
override a preemption value for the second user device based on determining that the second user device is not associated with the preemption vulnerability; and
remove, for the second user device, access to the second resource based on enabling the first user device to preempt the second user device and based on overriding the preemption value for the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,354

ADAPTIVE CHANNEL MAPPING FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method comprising:using a processor of a first hearing aid for:
receiving from a wireless device a first plurality of channels used for a first wireless connection with the wireless device;
responsive to receiving the first plurality of channels, selecting a second plurality of channels for a second wireless connection with a second hearing aid based upon the received first plurality of channels, the second plurality of channels including at least one of the first plurality of channels, the second wireless connection being an ear-to-ear wireless connection that is active at a time at least partially overlapping a time when the first wireless connection is active;
sending an identification of the second plurality of channels to the second hearing aid; and
communicating with the second hearing aid over the second wireless connection using the second plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,045,353

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING WIFI CHANNEL OF MOBILE DEVICE

HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICAT...

1. A mobile device comprising:a memory configured to store at least one instruction; and
a processor configured to execute the instruction stored in the memory to:
if a Wi-Fi function of the mobile device is enabled, obtain a mobile country code of a country or region in which a subscriber identity module (SIM) card in the mobile device is registered and write the mobile country code into a specified file;
read the mobile country code from the specified file while a Wi-Fi driver of the mobile device is being loaded;
inquire from a list of channels about channel information corresponding to the mobile country code;
configure a Wi-Fi channel of the mobile device according to the channel information;
match the mobile country code against a preset country search table in which valid mobile country codes are recorded; and
if the mobile country code is matched successfully, determine the mobile country code as being valid, search for a category of the country or region to which the mobile country code belongs and extract the channel information corresponding to the category.

US Pat. No. 10,045,352

CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN LARGE SCALE MIMO SYSTEMS USING ITERATIVE LOCATION BASED SPATIAL FILTERING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method by a radio network node, for generating an improved channel estimate in a communication system between a user equipment and a radio network node, comprising:detecting user location information, from one or more user equipment in a geographic region, the geographic region comprising a location cluster comprising a first location level and a second location level;
forming a location signature profile for the first location level and the second location level respectively, based on location signatures of the first and second location levels in the location cluster;
generating a filter for each of the first location level and the second location level respectively, to remove noise or interference, with a location region corresponding to the second location level including the location regions corresponding to at least two of the first location levels;
reducing a mean square error of a channel estimate by applying each of the filters corresponding to the first and second location levels to generate the improved channel estimate; and
outputting the improved channel estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,045,351

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIFFERENT TDD CONFIGURATIONS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a capability enquiry from a base station by a user equipment (UE) in an LTE system with carrier aggregation;
determining UE capability in supporting different time division duplex (TDD) configurations for multiple component carriers by the UE, wherein the UE capability indicates a TDD configuration is supported when a frequency spacing band for the TDD configuration is large enough to avoid in-device inter-band interference between two co-located RF modules with simultaneous transmission and reception;
transmitting UE capability information to the base station, wherein the UE capability information comprises supported TDD configurations for multiple component carriers of the UE; and
receiving different TDD configurations for multiple component carriers from the base station, wherein the different TDD configurations are determined based on the UE capability information.

US Pat. No. 10,045,350

METHOD OF JOINT CLUSTERING AND PRECODING AND BASE STATION USING THE SAME

National Tsing Hua Univer...

1. A method of joint clustering and precoding, adapted to a base station for transmitting messages to at least four user equipments in a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) system, and comprising:dividing the at least four user equipments into a first cluster and a second cluster each consisting of two user equipments;
forming a first cluster signal to be transmitted to the first cluster and a second cluster signal to be transmitted to the second cluster;
establishing a first precoding set and a second precoding set for the first cluster and the second cluster, respectively, by using channel state information between the base station and the at least four user equipments;
selecting a first precoder from the first precoding set and selecting a second precoder from the second precoding set, comprising:
performing an eigen-decomposition for a first channel matrix composed of the third channel and the fourth channel to generate a plurality of first eigenvectors of the first precoding set;
performing the eigen-decomposition for a second channel matrix composed of the first channel and the second channel to generate a plurality of second eigenvectors of the second precoding set; and
selecting a first part from the first eigenvectors to serve as the first precoder and selecting a second part from the second eigenvectors to serve as the second precoder, wherein the second precoder aligns a first channel and a second channel between the base station and the user equipments in the first cluster to a first space, and the first precoder aligns a third channel and a fourth channel between the base station and the user equipments in the second cluster to a second space;
multiplying the first cluster signal by the first precoder to generate a first transmission signal and multiplying the second cluster signal by the second precoder to generate a second transmission signal; and
superposing the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal and broadcasting a resulting signal to the user equipments in the first cluster and the user equipments in the second cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,045,349

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

1. A station (STA) configured for wireless communication, the STA comprising:a transceiver configured to:
receive, from an access point (AP), an uplink (UL) transmission request (ULTR) intended for a plurality of STAs, the ULTR configured to trigger simultaneous UL transmissions by the plurality of STAs within a period of time after receiving the ULTR, the ULTR comprising a first portion including a field common to the plurality of STAs and indicating a duration of at least a portion of the simultaneous UL transmissions, the ULTR further configured to assign at least one resource unit (RU) for random access, the ULTR further comprising a second portion including a plurality of user-specific fields indicating a description of resource allocation for the simultaneous UL transmissions; and
one or more processors configured to:
in response to receiving the ULTR, consider a network/navigation allocation vector (NAV) unless the NAV was set by a frame originating from an apparatus from which the ULTR was transmitted;
determine a number of RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access and reduce a back-off counter based on the determined number of RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access; and
depending on a value of the reduced back-off counter, randomly select one or more of the RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access and, using the transceiver, transmit an UL transmission using the randomly selected one or more RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access, the UL transmission occurring simultaneously with one or more other STAs of the plurality of STAs.

US Pat. No. 10,045,347

VIRTUAL MULTICARRIER DESIGN FOR ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A base station comprising:transmit circuitry; and
process circuitry to control the transmit circuitry to transmit, to a wireless communication device, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal that includes allocation information in a first carrier, the allocation information to indicate, for the wireless communication device, resources in a second carrier that are to be used to download information to the wireless communication device or to upload information from the wireless communication device,
wherein a spacing between the first carrier and the second carrier is equal to, or a multiple of, a spacing between adjacent subcarriers of the first or second carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,045,346

ASSIGNING A LOW-GDV CARRIER TO A HIGH-SPEED UE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a base station, that a speed of movement of a user equipment device (UE) is threshold high;
selecting, by the base station, a carrier on which to serve the UE, wherein, responsive to the determining that the speed of movement of the UE is threshold high, the selecting is based on a group delay variation (GDV) of the selected carrier; and
serving, by the base station, the UE on the selected carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,045,345

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-CONTAINED AIR INTERFACE PARTITIONS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:transmitting or receiving, by a base station, a first wireless transmission over a first partition of a carrier supporting a first air interface configuration, the first wireless transmission over the first partition of the carrier including a first physical data channel and physical control channel signaling for decoding data carried in the first physical data channel at a receiver of the first wireless transmission; and
transmitting or receiving, by the base station, a second wireless transmission over a second partition of the carrier supporting a second air interface configuration, the second wireless transmission over the second partition of the carrier including a second physical data channel and physical control channel signaling for decoding data carried in the second physical data channel at a receiver of the second wireless transmission, wherein the first air interface configuration has a different numerology from the second air interface configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,045,344

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless terminal comprising:a first wireless transceiver configured to carry out downlink reception according to frequency division duplexing in a second frequency band overlapping a first frequency band allocated to time division duplexing, wherein the first wireless transceiver carries out reception at a downlink reception timing according to the time division duplexing; and
a second wireless transceiver configured to carry out a wireless communication in a third frequency band, wherein the second wireless transceiver receives frequency usage information, concerning a usage of the second frequency band, from a wireless base station carrying out the wireless communication in the third frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,045,343

DIGITAL AUTO FREQUENCY CONTROL FOR A GENERAL PURPOSE IF SUBSYSTEM WITH MULTI-MODULATION SCHEMES

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. A method for automatic frequency control (AFC) without bit timing recovery comprising: normalizing each sample of binary elements of a received signal to an input amplitude of the each sample by bit shifting the each sample of the binary elements or by truncating the each sample of the binary elements to enhance a dynamic range of the binary elements; and calculating a frequency discrimination for the each sample of the binary elements and a moving average of the binary elements of the received signal in an adaptive control loop until the AFC converges, wherein the adaptive control loop tracks loop gain by: utilizing multiple estimations of a carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation, adjusting the loop gain in response to the estimated CFO, and repeating the estimating and adjusting steps until accurate correction is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,045,342

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device comprising:circuitry configured to:
recognize one or more frequency channels of a primary system to utilize in a secondary system;
select one or more link direction configurations for the secondary system among a plurality of candidates, each of the plurality of candidates indicating a link direction in time-domain units; and
apply the selected link direction configuration to wireless communication in the secondary system, each of the one or more link direction configurations being applied to each of the one or more frequency channels,
wherein the plurality of candidates includes at least one of a first link direction configuration and a second link direction configuration, the first link direction configuration being dedicated to a downlink, the second link direction configuration being dedicated to a uplink.

US Pat. No. 10,045,341

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OF MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) of which a downlink data bandwidth is limited, the method comprising:receiving an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) monitoring subframe configuration on an EPDCCH based on the limited downlink data bandwidth of the UE;
receiving unicast data in a first set of physical resource blocks (PRBs) at an EPDCCH monitoring subframe configured by the EPDCCH monitoring subframe configuration;
receiving broadcast data in a second set of PRBs at a non-EPDCCH monitoring subframe; and
transmitting signals on an uplink channel based on the received unicast data and the received broadcast data,
wherein the first set of PRBs and the second set of PRBs are different from each other, and
wherein the EPDCCH monitoring subframe and the non-EPDCCH monitoring subframe are different from each other, and multiplexed by time division multiplexing (TDM).

US Pat. No. 10,045,340

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CARRYING OUT BACKOFF OPERATIONS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:on a communication device configured to operate according to a first wireless local area network (WLAN) communication protocol:
wirelessly receiving a communication frame;
measuring an energy level of the communication frame;
when the measured energy level of the communication frame meets a static clear channel assessment (CCA) criterion, identifying a basic service set (BSS) to which the frame corresponds,
wherein identifying the BSS to which the frame corresponds comprises i) utilizing a BSS identifier included in a physical layer (PHY) preamble of the communication frame when the frame complies with the first WLAN communication protocol or ii) utilizing a media access control (MAC) address included in a MAC layer header of the communication frame when the communication frame complies with a second WLAN communication protocol that is a legacy communication protocol;
when the frame corresponds to a same BSS with which the communication device is associated, further processing the frame utilizing a first energy level threshold;
when the frame i) corresponds to an overlapping BSS (OBSS), ii) includes a broadcast BSS identifier or a BSS identifier reserved for public action frames, and iii) is either a public action frame or a management frame, further processing the frame utilizing the first energy level threshold; and
when the frame corresponds to an OBSS and is not a public action frame and is not a management frame, further processing the frame utilizing a second energy level threshold that is higher than the first energy level threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,045,339

PUUCH RESOURCE MAPPING AN HARQ-ACK FEEDBACK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving signaling indicating a dynamic uplink-downlink (UL-DL) subframe configuration;
determining hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) timing based on a reference UL-DL subframe configuration;
determining HARQ resource allocation based on the dynamic UL-DL subframe configuration, wherein determining HARQ resource allocation based on the dynamic UL-DL subframe configuration comprises determining physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource allocation based on the dynamic UL-DL subframe configuration, and wherein separate PUCCH regions are configured for UEs capable of supporting dynamic UL-DL subframe configuration and legacy UEs not capable of supporting dynamic UL-DL subframe configuration;
determining whether a potential collision exists between the HARQ resource allocation and the legacy UE PUCCH region;
using the legacy PUCCH region for communications between the UE and a base station if no potential collision is determined; and
transmitting HARQ ACK/NACK based on the HARQ ACK/NACK timing and HARQ resource allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,045,338

METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION OF WIDEBAND FRAME IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting resource allocation information for data transmission to one or more stations (STAs) by an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:configuring, at the AP, a frame including a signaling field and a data field,
wherein the signaling field is configured to include a first signaling field (SIG A field) including common control information for the one or more STAs and a second signaling field (SIG B field) including user specific control information for each of the one or more STAs, and
wherein the SIG B field is configured to include the resource allocation information for the data transmission to the one or more STAs; and
transmitting, by the AP, the configured frame to the one or more STAs,
wherein the resource allocation information of the SIG B field transmitted on a first frequency band includes resource allocation information for data to be transmitted in a second frequency band, the second frequency band being different from the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,045,337

METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR RECEIVING EPDCCH FROM SMALL CELL HAVING LOW TRANSMISSION POWER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) from a cell having low-power transmission power, the method performed by terminal and comprising:receiving EPDCCH-physical resource block (PRB) set information including information about a PRB on which the EPDCCH is to be received from the cell;
determining a subframe in which the EPDCCH is to be received based on the PRB in the EPDCCH-PRB set information from the cell,
wherein the subframe in which the EPDCCH is to be received from the cell has an index k satisfying m=(k mod M),
wherein M means the total number of the cell and neighboring cells, and
wherein m means a cell index of the cell; and
receiving and demodulating the EPDCCH on the determined subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,045,336

PUCCH RESOURCE COMPRESSION FOR EPDCCH IN TDD MODE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), downlink control information (DCI) on an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) that includes indexed enhanced control channel elements (ECCEs), the DCI to schedule a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) resource for a downlink subframe;
receiving an acknowledgment resource offset (ARO) value in an ARO field of the DCI that instructs the UE to shift the PUCCH resource index by an amount equal to the value of the ARO; and
determining a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource index to acknowledge PDSCH transmissions as a function of the lowest ECCE index used to construct the EPDCCH, wherein the value of the ARO field corresponds to an ARO value to shift the PUCCH resource index to a range used for acknowledging PDSCH transmissions in the earliest subframe of a bundling window, wherein, for a downlink subframe having a relative index m between 0 and M?1 with M being the number of subframes in the bundling window and with m=0 representing the earliest subframe, the PUCCH resource index nPUCCH(1) is used to determine the resource block pair, cyclic shift, and orthogonal cover sequence of a format 1 PUCCH and is computed as:
for an EPDCCH set q configured for distributed transmission to the UE andfor an EPDCCH set q configured for localized transmission to the UE where nECCE,q is the lowest ECCE index used to construct the EPDCCH transmitted in subframe m, NPUCCH,q(e1) is an offset configured by the eNB to separate PUCCH resource indices computed for EPDCCH set q from those computed for other EPDCCH sets, ?ARO is the value of the ARO contained in the DCI, NECCE,q,i is the number of ECCEs in EPDCCH set q configured for the UE in a subframe with relative index i, NRBECCE,q is the number of ECCEs in a resource block, and n? is determined from the antenna port used for EPDCCH transmission in subframe m.

US Pat. No. 10,045,335

METHOD OF DELIVERING DATA FOR USE BY BASE STATION AND BASE STATION USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method of delivering data for use by a base station, the method comprising:receiving a service request for an uplink transmission;
determining, locally, a quality of service (QoS) parameter, in response to receiving the service request for the uplink transmission, comprising:
receiving a preferred QoS, and
applying the preferred QoS as the QoS for the uplink transmission;
establishing a radio bearer by applying the QoS parameter;
receiving a data of the uplink transmission via the radio bearer;
buffering the data of the uplink transmission; and
transmitting the data.

US Pat. No. 10,045,334

REFERENCE SIGNAL DESIGN FOR COVERAGE ENHANCEMENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a wireless node, comprising:determining a set of additional reference signal subframes in which to transmit additional reference signals in a bundled transmission, based on a bundle length of the bundled transmission; and
transmitting the additional reference signals in the additional reference signal subframes and data in data subframes in the bundled transmission, based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,045,333

METHOD FOR UPDATING TERMINAL-CENTERED COVERAGE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for updating user equipment (UE)-centered coverage in a cloud radio access network (C-RAN) deployment where a remote radio unit (RRU) and a baseband unit (BBU) are configured separately, the method comprising:detecting an occurrence of an uplink data which will be transmitted through an uplink communication;
transmitting, when the uplink data cannot be transmitted by an RRU connected to a UE due to a state of the RRU, an uplink data occurrence notifying message for requesting an update of an uplink coverage to a BBU mapped with the RRU;
receiving, from the BBU, a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message for indicating an addition of a connection with a new RRU for performing the uplink communication as it is determined that the uplink coverage of the UE is to be updated by the BBU; and
configuring the connection with the new RRU to transmit the uplink data,
wherein the state of the RRU includes a case that a radio access technology (RAT) matched with traffic attributes of the uplink data is not supported by the RRU, a case that it is determined that efficiency of a RAT supported by the BBU for the traffic attributes of the uplink data is low, or a case that bearer capacity supported by the RRU is exceeded in accordance with the occurrence of the uplink data.

US Pat. No. 10,045,332

UE AUTONOMOUS RADIO RESOURCE CONFIGURATION EXTENSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE) having dual connectivity with first and second network nodes comprising respective first and second cell groups, the method comprising:identifying a timing difference between a first carrier of the first cell group and a second carrier of the second cell group; and
determining, by the UE, a timing offset for performing at least one operation in relation to a radio resource configuration of the first carrier or the second carrier, wherein the timing offset is a number of subframes by which to offset performance of the at least one operation in relation to the radio resource configuration, the number of subframes determined in accordance with the timing difference, and wherein the at least one operation is a measurement gap or a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation.

US Pat. No. 10,045,331

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:generating, by a first wireless device, a first message including an indication of a first duration of blocked access to a communication medium and a first combination of transmission characteristics such that the first message is readable by a set of wireless devices;
transmitting the first message, from the first wireless device to the set of wireless devices, for establishing the blocked access to the communication medium, for the first duration, for the set of wireless devices, based on the first combination of transmission characteristics being readable by the set of wireless devices;
in response to transmitting the first message, generating, by the first wireless device, a second message including a second duration and a second combination of transmission characteristics such that the second message is readable by a subset of the set of wireless devices; and
transmitting the second message, within the first duration, from the first wireless device to the set of wireless devices, for clearing access to the communication medium for at least the second duration, for the subset of the set of wireless devices based on the second combination of transmission characteristics being readable by the subset of the set of wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,045,330

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NEGOTIATION AND NOTIFICATION OF A NETWORK ACCESS TIME PERIOD IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method for extending a period of time during which a user equipment may camp on a wireless network, the method comprising:when the user equipment is camping on a cell associated with an access point, receiving, from the user equipment, a request for a grant of an additional time period during which the user equipment may camp on the cell;
in response to receiving the request, determining the additional time period during which the user equipment may camp on the cell by referencing a Closed User Group (CUG) ID associated with the access point to convey, to a device associated with one or more of an owner or an operator of the access point, the request for a grant of the additional time period during which the user equipment may camp on the cell, and receiving, from the device, the grant of the additional time period during which the user equipment may camp on the cell;
conveying, to the user equipment, a grant message granting the additional time period to the user equipment, the grant message comprising one or more of a Tracking Area Update Accept message or a Short Message Service message and identifying the additional time period during which the user equipment may camp on the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,045,329

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING UNLICENSED BAND CHANNEL IN CELLULAR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for using at least one unlicensed band channel by an evolved node B (eNB) in a cellular wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving unlicensed band channel information from at least one unlicensed band-enabled device that uses an unlicensed band channel;
selecting the unlicensed band channel to be used for cellular communication based on the received unlicensed band channel information; and
activating the selected unlicensed band channel,
wherein the unlicensed band channel information comprises information about whether the unlicensed band channel is used as a primary channel or as a secondary channel of a corresponding unlicensed band-enabled device that uses the unlicensed band channel, and
wherein the unlicensed band channel is selected based on a weight that is determined depending on whether the unlicensed band channel is used as the primary channel or the secondary channel of the corresponding unlicensed band-enabled device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,328

APPARATUS ENABLING MULTICAST TO A SPECIFIC TERMINAL GROUP

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to
acquire channel configuration information indicating a configuration of a multicast channel disposed in a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) over single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe for a specific terminal group,
notify the specific terminal group of group multicast control channel (MCCH) configuration information over a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) or a physical download shared channel (PDSCH) using a group radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for the specific terminal group, wherein notifying the specific terminal group of the group MCCH configuration information includes
generating a downlink control information (DCI) for the specific terminal group including cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits scrambled by the group RNTI and the group MCCH configuration information,
mapping the DCI to radio resources of the PDCCHs, and
transmitting the DCI over the PDCCH, wherein terminal apparatuses belonging to the specific terminal group acquire the group MCCH configuration from only the DCI,
transmit group physical multicast channel (PMCH) configuration information over the group MCCHs disposed in the group MBSFN subframes, wherein the PMCH configuration information includes MBSFN area configuration information,
transmit multicast channel scheduling information of the PMCH in a first subframe in the group MBSFN subframes in which the PMCHs are disposed,
transmit a predetermined MBMS session to the specific terminal group over the multicast traffic channels (MTCH) disposed in the MBSFN subframes,
allocate radio resources of vacant subframes among the MBSFN subframes to one or more terminal apparatuses in the specific terminal group, wherein the vacant subframes are allocated for unicast, and
notify the one or more terminal apparatuses of the vacant subframes, wherein vacant subframe information is included in the MBSFN area configuration message.

US Pat. No. 10,045,327

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

EAGENCY, INC., Newport B...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:a memory configured to store mobile programs and program data associated with mobile applications;
a processor, coupled to the memory and configured to execute the mobile programs stored in the memory;
a communications port configured to wirelessly communicate with a wireless communication device; and
wherein the mobile applications comprise a monitoring program configured to:
receive permission rules on connection to the wireless communication device, wherein the permission rules comprise data services uses allowed using the mobile communication device based on activities of the mobile communication device, and wherein the permission rules are set by an administrator of the wireless communication device prior to the connection to the wireless communication device;
monitor device activity of the mobile communication device, wherein the device activity comprises at least one data services use for the mobile communication device based on at least one activity performed by the mobile communication device, and wherein the at least one activity comprises identification of the at least one data services use; and
determine whether the at least one data services use is allowed based at least in part on whether the identification of the at least one data services use is found in the permission rules for the data services uses allowed based on the activities of the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,326

CELL TOWER FUNCTIONALITY WITH SATELLITE ACCESS TO ALLOW A CELL DEVICE TO ROAM ON A SATELLITE NETWORK OR CALL FORWARD ON A SATELLITE NETWORK

Globalstar, Inc., Coving...

1. A method of roaming in a system comprising a mobile cellular enabled device that has an associated home base comprising a home location registry, said mobile cellular enabled device further comprising a short range non-cellular radio transceiver;a satellite communications emulator that comprises an antenna, a transceiver for two way communications over a satellite communications network, said satellite communications emulator further comprising a short range non-cellular radio transceiver for communication with a mobile cellular enabled device, said satellite communications emulator associated with a home gateway comprising a gateway registry;
a Backoffice comprising a processor and database, said Backoffice capable of communication with said satellite communications network and a public switched telephone network or a packet network;
the method comprising the steps of:
the Backoffice processor receiving a communication from said mobile cellular enabled device through the satellite communications emulator, a satellite and a serving satellite gateway, requesting communication service through said satellite communications emulator;
said Backoffice associating said satellite communications emulator with said mobile cellular enabled device in said Backoffice database;
said Backoffice sending notification to said mobile cellular enabled device's home location registry of the status of said mobile cellular enabled device as a roaming device on said Backoffice, said Backoffice further sending a temporary mobile station routing number or a temporary internet protocol (IP) address associated with said satellite communications emulator, to said mobile cellular enabled device's associated home base for routing of incoming calls to said mobile cellular enabled device through said satellite communications emulator.

US Pat. No. 10,045,325

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of processing a positioning reference signal, the method comprising:receiving, by a narrow-band (NB) user equipment (UE), NB positioning reference signal (PRS) configuration information configured for the NB UE, the NB PRS configuration information comprising:
an NB PRS bitmap indicating a pattern selecting NB PRS subframes, wherein each NB PRS subframe comprises an NB PRS for positioning the NB UE;
determining, by the NB UE and based on the NB PRS bitmap, a first NB PRS mapped in NB PRS subframes of an NB PRS reference cell;
determining, by the NB UE and based on the NB PRS bitmap, a second NB PRS mapped in NB PRS subframes of an NB PRS neighbor cell;
generating, based on the first NB PRS and the second NB PRS, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement; and
transmitting, by the NB UE, the RSTD measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,045,324

METHODS AND NODES FOR MANAGING RSTD REPORTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a user equipment, UE, the method comprising:performing Reference Signal Time Difference, RSTD, measurements by estimating or measuring a Time Of Arrival, TOA, of a Positioning Reference Signal, PRS, from respective base station of a plurality of base stations;
encoding the RSTD measurements by employing an Enhanced RSTD Quantization Method, E-QM, having optimizable quantization, or by using NetWork Assisted RSTD Quantization Information, NW-QI, comprising information for performing enhanced quantization, received from a location server, while encoding the RSTD measurements; and
sending UE assisted RSTD Quantization Information, UE-QI, comprising additional information for decoding of the encoded RSTD measurements, to the location server, the UE-QI including the encoded RSTD measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,045,323

POSITIONING METHOD, NETWORK SIDE DEVICE, POSITIONING NODE, AND POSITIONING SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network device, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit configuration information to a plurality of positioning node devices in response to a positioning request to obtain a position of a user equipment (UE), wherein the configuration information includes information for an uplink positioning reference signal to be sent by the UE, wherein the plurality of positioning node devices are located within a first coverage area of the network device, and wherein at least one of the plurality of positioning node device is configured to cover a second coverage area that is within the first coverage area of the network device;
a receiver configured to receive measurement results sent by a subset of the plurality of positioning node devices, wherein the subset of the plurality of positioning node devices receive the uplink positioning reference signal sent by the UE according to the configuration information and obtain the measurement results based on the uplink positioning reference signal, and wherein each of the measurement results includes a received signal power of the uplink positioning reference signal; and
a processor configured to identify a first positioning node device from the plurality of positioning node devices that obtained the measurement result with a highest received signal power of the received signal powers included in the measurement results, and determine the position of the UE according to the measurement results by associating the position of the UE with a coverage area of the first positioning node device.

US Pat. No. 10,045,322

APPARATUS AND METHODS OF HAND-IN TO A FEMTO NODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for indicating proximity to a femto node, comprising:receiving a beacon from a femto node comprising a closed subscriber group (CSG) identifier at a device;
determining whether the device is a member of the femto node based in part on the CSG identifier; and
indicating entering a proximity to the femto node to a radio network controller (RNC) based at least in part on the determining whether the device is a member of the femto node based in part on the CSG identifier and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurement of the beacon, wherein the indicating comprises
transmitting a measurement report to the RNC that includes a system information element corresponding to the proximity, the SNR measurement of the beacon, and a timing difference between the femto node and at least one macro node.

US Pat. No. 10,045,321

INFORMATION PROCESSING USING A POPULATION OF DATA ACQUISITION DEVICES

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A system comprising:a device among a plurality of devices distributed in an environment, wherein the device has a communication capability for interchanging information with others among the plurality of devices as part of a mobile ad hoc network, a communication system, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the device has a sensor for acquiring sensor data related to the environment proximate to the device including at least one microphone used for detecting keywords or used for detecting non-speech acoustic events;
wherein one or more of the devices among the plurality including the device is configured as a controller on an ad hoc basis, wherein the controller performs operations comprising:
selecting a subset of devices from among the plurality of devices for collection of the sensor data,
receiving information based on the acquired sensor data of the selected subset of devices using the mobile ad hoc network and a location of the one or more devices, and
aggregating the received information including audio information from the at least one microphone for detecting keywords or non-speech acoustic events and at least sensor data from at least one non-acoustic sensor from the selected subset of devices to determine a characteristic of the environment proximate to the one or more of the devices;
adjusting a manner in which the subset of devices operate based on the characteristic of the environment and the information aggregated from the at least one microphone and the at least one non-acoustic sensor; and
wherein the system adaptively enables or configures the selected subset of devices according to triggering events detected at one or more of the plurality of devices using the at least one microphone, and at least a biometric sensor among a heart rate sensor, a blood pressure sensor, a toxin detection sensor, a nutrient detection sensor or a pheromone detection sensor or at least one among a location sensor, a light detection sensor, a proximity sensor, a gravity detection sensor, a magnetic field detection sensor, an electrical field detection sensor, a vibration sensor, a pressure sensor, a humidity sensor, or a moisture sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,045,320

HANDOVER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for handing over communications in a wireless network, comprising:receiving wireless communications service from a source base station;
receiving one or more assigned uplink control channels for transmitting schedule request signals to a plurality of target base stations;
transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) to at least one of the plurality of target base stations using at least one of the assigned uplink control channels;
receiving, from the at least one of the plurality of target base stations, a response to the SRS;
determining timing advance (TA) information from the received response to the SRS, wherein determining the TA information comprises:
comparing timing information associated with the at least one of the target base stations with timing information associated with the source base station; and
determining the TA information based on a difference between the timing information associated with the at least one of the target base stations and the timing information associated with the source base station;
selecting, based on the determined TA information, a base station of the plurality of target base stations to perform handover to; and
transmitting a scheduling request to the selected base station over at least one of the assigned uplink control channels using the determined TA information.

US Pat. No. 10,045,319

FREQUENCY CORRECTION IN A MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

6. An apparatus of a mobile station operable to perform cell synchronization, the apparatus configured to:process, using one or more processors and memory at the mobile station, a first synchronization signal received in a downlink from a first base station;
process, using the one or more processors and memory at the mobile station, a second synchronization signal received in a downlink from a second base station, wherein the first synchronization signal and the second synchronization signals received at the mobile station for cell synchronization are code sequences;
process, using the one or more processors and memory at the mobile station, the first synchronization signal and the second synchronization signal more base stations to synchronize with the first and second base stations; and
adjust, using the one or more processors and memory at the mobile station, signals for communication from the mobile station in accordance with the cell synchronization performed at the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,045,318

SOLUTION WITH MASSIVE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTING FOR TELECOM CONSTELLATION

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A satellite communications network, comprising at least one sending station, at least one receiving station, and a plurality of satellites, wherein a signal transmitted between the sending station and the receiving station is relayed by a plurality of satellites visible in common to both these stations, and wherein the position of the sending station, of the receiving station and of the satellites relaying the signal is known by at least one of these items of equipment, the said item or items of equipment furthermore being configured to separate the signals relayed by the satellites, and to compute, for each of these signals, at least one shift introduced by the propagation of the signal on the basis of the position of the sending station, of the position of the receiving station, and of the position of the satellite by which it is transmitted, and then to apply to the signal at least one shift which is inverse to the said computed shift or shifts.

US Pat. No. 10,045,317

USER TERMINAL AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A first user terminal, comprising:a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to execute processes of:
transmitting, from the first user terminal, first device-to-device (D2D) synchronization information including an identifier;
receiving second D2D synchronization information transmitted from a second user terminal;
measuring a received signal power corresponding to the second user terminal;
determining, based on information included in the second D2D synchronization information, whether the second user terminal is in coverage of a predetermined cell;
synchronizing with the second user terminal in response to the received signal power exceeding a predetermined power value and the second user terminal being in the coverage; and
stopping transmission of the first D2D synchronization information including the identifier in response to the received signal power exceeding the predetermined power value and the second user terminal being in the coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,045,316

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SENDING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN BASE STATIONS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for sending a synchronization signal, comprising:determining, by a base station according to a synchronization level of the base station, a resource for sending a network listening reference signal (NLRS), wherein the NLRS is used for clock synchronization between base stations; and
sending, by the base station, the NLRS according to the determined resource; and
listening, by a second base station, to the network listening reference signal NLRS sent by the base station,
wherein the second base station is a multicarrier base station; and
a synchronization level of the second base station is determined by:
determining different NLRSs for separate synchronization of multiple carriers in the second base station;
obtaining, according to an NLRS for synchronization of one carrier, a synchronization level of the carrier;
comparing synchronization levels corresponding to the multiple carriers of the second base station with the synchronization level of the second base station, and determining a lowest synchronization level as the synchronization level of the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,045,315

TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a communication control unit configured to:
control a radio communication function to establish a first synchronization in a second frequency band that is synchronized with a first frequency band, wherein the first synchronization is established by a first synchronization signal transmitted in the second frequency band;
control the radio communication function to establish a second synchronization in the first frequency band based on the first synchronization in the second frequency band;
control the radio communication function to establish a third synchronization in a third frequency band by a second synchronization signal transmitted in the third frequency band, wherein the first frequency band is synchronized with the third frequency band; and
control the radio communication function to establish a fourth synchronization in the first frequency band based on the third synchronization in the third frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,045,314

TIME SYNCHRONIZED ROUTING IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Dali Wireless, Inc., Men...

1. A system for transporting wireless communications, comprising:at least one Digital Access Unit (DAU);
wherein the at least one DAU comprises at least one signal source interface to communicatively couple the at least one DAU to at least one signal source; and
wherein the at least one DAU is configured to receive a plurality of downlink signals from the at least one signal source; and
a plurality of remote units;
wherein the at least one DAU further comprises at least one remote interface configured to communicatively couple the at least one DAU to the plurality of remote units;
wherein the at least one DAU is configured to receive a plurality of uplink signals from the plurality of remote units; and
one or more delay compensation merge units configured to delay signals transmitted from or received by each of the plurality of remote units.

US Pat. No. 10,045,313

CONTROLLING POWER IN NON-LICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving scheduling information corresponding to a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell in a scheduled subframe; and
computing a power headroom for the scheduled subframe assuming that the UE performs the PUSCH transmission on the LAA secondary cell in the scheduled subframe irrespective of whether the UE can access the LAA secondary cell for the PUSCH transmission in the scheduled subframe according to a channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,045,312

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING HIGH POWER TRANSMISSION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code
the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
send a request to a spectrum access server requesting authorization for a user equipment, not comprised in the apparatus, to transmit on an available spectrum;
receive from the spectrum access server an indication of whether or not the user equipment is authorized to transmit on the available spectrum; and
allow a base station to broadcast a closed subscriber group identifier uniquely associated with the user equipment at least in dependence of the indication,
wherein the closed subscriber group identifier is allowed to be broadcasted when the user equipment is authorized to transmit according to the indication, and wherein the closed subscriber group identifier is not allowed to be broadcasted when the user equipment is not authorized to transmit according to the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,045,311

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONTROL OF BEACON SIGNAL

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A user terminal having a beacon communication module configured to transmit and receive signals to and from one or more beacon devices, the user terminal comprising:a beacon signal analysis module that, when a beacon signal periodically transmitted from a beacon device is received, analyzes the beacon signal to extract received signal strength and beacon identification information;
a beacon interoperating module that
generates a user message including the received signal strength, the beacon identification information, personal setting information message in association with a beacon service of the user terminal and an user terminal identification information,
transmits the generated user message to a management server through the beacon device, and
receives a transmission power control message from the management server through the beacon device; and
a transmission power control module that, when the transmission power control message is received, controls signal transmission power of the beacon communication module according to the transmission power control message,
wherein the transmission power control message includes a transmission power level that is set by the management server depending on a location of the user terminal, the user terminal, the personal setting information, and the received signal strength.

US Pat. No. 10,045,310

REGULATING TRANSMIT POWER OF SIGNAL SOURCES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system for detecting human presence in proximity of a user device, the system comprising:a first directional coupler having a first port communicatively coupled to an antenna, wherein a portion of a signal passing from a second port of the first directional coupler to the first port of the first directional coupler is provided at a third port of the first directional coupler;
a second directional coupler having a first port communicatively coupled to a signal source, and a second port communicatively coupled to the second port of the first directional coupler, wherein a portion of a signal passing from the second port of the second directional coupler to the first port of the second directional coupler is provided at a third port of the second directional coupler; and
a processor to regulate, based on a comparison of the portion of the signal at the third port of the first coupler and the portion of the signal at the third port of the second directional coupler, a transmit power of the signal source.

US Pat. No. 10,045,309

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An information processing apparatus configured to establish wireless communication with an external apparatus in response to a communication request from the external apparatus, the information processing apparatus comprising:a power supply device that supplies power to each unit of the information processing apparatus;
an operation device that receives an instruction to turn off a power supply from the power supply device;
a notification device that provides a notification that the instruction to turn off the power supply is received when the operation device receives the instruction to turn off the power supply from the power supply device;
a communication interface that establishes communication with the external apparatus; and
a controller that
transmits a disconnection request for requesting disconnection of the communication by the communication interface to the external apparatus through the communication interface on a condition that the operation device receives the instruction to turn off the power supply from the power supply device, and
turns off the power supply from the power supply device after waiting for a predetermined time after the transmission of the disconnection request.

US Pat. No. 10,045,308

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND LOCATING THE SOURCE OF A REMOTE BEACON SIGNAL

STRAX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, ...

1. A system for controlling and locating the source of a remote signal, the system comprising:a first electronic device configured to transmit a first wireless signal containing information concerning a battery power level of the first electronic device; and
a second electronic device configured to:
measure a strength of the first wireless signal,
approximate, based on the measured strength of the first wireless signal, a proximity of the second electronic device to the first electronic device,
identify, based on the approximated proximity and the information concerning the battery power level of the first electronic device, one or more changes to at least one of a frequency, a transmission strength, and a transmission interval of the first wireless signal for optimizing battery power consumption of the first electronic device during a search for the first electronic device, and
instruct the first electronic device, via a second wireless signal, to transmit the first wireless signal with the at least one or more identified changes in at least one of the frequency, the transmission strength, and the transmission interval of the first wireless signal.

US Pat. No. 10,045,307

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SETTING AN UPLINK TARGET RECEIVED POWER FOR A HOME BASE STATION

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A home base station for a communication system in which a macro base station operates a macro cell, the home base station comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one storage, with a memory space, storing executable instructions that when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
operate a cell located at least partially within the macro cell;
obtain information identifying a quantity of home base stations that each operate at least one respective cell that is located at least partially within the macro cell;
determine resource usage via said home base station;
set a target power for said home base station based on said information identifying quantity of home base stations and said determined resource usage; and
communicate said target power set for said home base station to at least one user communication device,
wherein, the at least one processor is further configured to obtain said information from said macro base station that operates said macro cell.

US Pat. No. 10,045,306

SELF-OPTIMIZING NETWORK ENTITY FOR A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method, comprising:measuring radio frequency parameters of radio frequency communications between a head-end unit and a remote unit of a distributed antenna system (DAS);
sending measurements of the radio frequency parameters to a self-optimizing network (SON) entity, where the SON entity comprises a first operations and management application programming interface (API) and a second operations and management API;
determining, by the SON entity, adjustments to operations and management parameters of a radio base station (RBS) using the measurements of the radio frequency parameters; and
sending commands to the RBS for changing the operations and management parameters of the RBS using the adjustments determined by the SON entity.

US Pat. No. 10,045,305

RADIO-COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMPRISING MEANS FOR ASSOCIATING A RADIO-COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH A RADIO-COMMUNICATION STATION, RADIO-COMMUNICATION STATION AND TERMINAL OF SUCH OF A SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATION METHOD

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A radio-communication system comprising at least one radio-communication station and at least one radio-communication terminal, each radio-communication station being configured for sending beacon signals, some of said sent beacon signals carrying association information indicating availability or not of said radio-communication station for executing an association operation, the radio-communication terminal being configured for, on reception of a beacon signal comprising association information showing availability for performing the association operation of the radio-communication station that sent said beacon signal, initiating the execution of said association operation with respect to said radio-communication station, wherein each said radio-communication station is configured for sending, at reduced power compared with a transmit power of the other beacon signals, at least some of said beacon signals carrying association information indicating continuously that said radio-communication station is available for performing the association operation.

US Pat. No. 10,045,304

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER IN A MULTIPLE ELEMENT CARRIER WAVE SYSTEM

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

2. A user equipment for controlling uplink power, comprising a transceiver for performing wireless transmission and reception and a processor operably coupled to the transceiver, to execute program instructions, wherein the processor, when executing the program instructions: estimates uplink power left based on both a first uplink power for transmitting at least one uplink channel and a second uplink power for transmitting a physical random access channel (PRACH) to which a random access preamble is mapped; adjusts the first uplink power for transmitting the at least one uplink channel if the uplink power left is lower than threshold; and causes the transceiver to transmit the uplink channel and the PRACH at the same time based on the adjusted first uplink power.

US Pat. No. 10,045,303

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a node of a cellular communication system, said node providing communication services to a plurality of user equipments in a cell of said cellular communication system, and said node supporting broadcast information services in multiple Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services single frequency network (MBSFN) areas which include said cell, said method comprising:broadcasting, by the node, information on identifiers of at least some of said multiple MBSFN areas to identify respective area-specific Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) control channels (MCCHs); and,
transmitting, by the node, a MBMS notification message including an identifier of one of the MBSFN areas based on said broadcasted information to the user equipments in said cell for notifying changes of the information in the one of said MBSFN-areas.

US Pat. No. 10,045,302

POWER CONTROL IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a wireless device, comprising:measuring an energy level of a transmission channel on which the wireless device wants to transmit data, the transmission channel being used by at least one other wireless device;
comparing the measured energy level to a first threshold energy level, wherein the first threshold energy level corresponds to a first state of the transmission channel and to an energy detection threshold level associated with a clear channel assessment;
determining whether to transmit the data in the transmission channel based on the comparison of the measured energy level to the first threshold energy level, wherein a determination to transmit the data in the transmission channel is based on the measured energy level being greater than the first threshold energy level; and
transmitting the data in the transmission channel at a reduced transmission power based on when the measured energy level of the transmission channel exceeds the energy detection threshold level of the clear channel assessment indicating that the transmission channel is busy,
wherein the data is transmitted at the reduced transmission power in the transmission channel to increase transmission channel reuse in a wireless local area network (WLAN).

US Pat. No. 10,045,301

METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCES ON A TERMINAL

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for managing resources during the capture of at least one data stream on a terminal, the terminal comprising at least one first acquisition device located on a front face of the terminal for acquiring a data stream and a second acquisition device located on a rear face of the terminal, the first and second acquisition devices being configured to capture the same type of data, the method comprising:upon obtaining an indication according to which a limit of resources of the terminal is reached implementing a resources-saving measure associated with the first acquisition device when the first and second acquisition devices are identified as currently in use.

US Pat. No. 10,045,300

MOBILE DEVICE, PROGRAM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile device, comprising:an acceleration sensor configured to detect acceleration value;
a transceiver configured to perform communication; and
a controller configured to determine that a walking state or a riding state of the mobile device has changed to a stopped state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor,
wherein the controller is configured to
when the controller determines that the riding state has changed to the stopped state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor,
prevent the transceiver from searching for a base station, and
when the controller determines that the walking state has changed to the stopped state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor,
cause the transceiver to search for the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,045,299

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

1. A station (STA) configured for wireless communication, the STA comprising:a transceiver configured to:
receive, from an access point (AP), an uplink (UL) transmission request (ULTR) intended for a plurality of STAs, the ULTR comprising information corresponding to a target received signal strength and information corresponding to a power measurement of the transmitted ULTR, the ULTR configured to trigger simultaneous UL transmissions by the plurality of STAs within a period of time after receiving the ULTR, the ULTR further comprising a first portion including a field common to the plurality of STAs and indicating a duration of at least a portion of the simultaneous UL transmissions, and a second portion including a plurality of user-specific fields indicating a description of resource allocation for the simultaneous UL transmissions; and
one or more processors configured to:
determine whether to perform carrier sensing prior to initiating an UL transmission in response to receiving the ULTR, wherein the carrier sensing comprises signal detection and NAV evaluation and occurs during a time period that begins after receiving the ULTR and ends before transmission of the UL transmission;
based on the received information corresponding to the power measurement of the transmitted ULTR, determine an amount of power loss during downlink (DL) transmission of the ULTR from the AP to the STA;
based on the determined amount of power loss during the DL transmission of the ULTR from the AP to the STA and further based on the received information corresponding to the target received signal strength, determine an amount of power for the UL transmission;
determine a number of resource units (RUs) assigned by the ULTR for random access and reduce a back-off counter based on the determined number of RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access; and
depending on a value of the reduced back-off counter, randomly select one or more of the RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access, wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, in accordance with the determined amount of power for the UL transmission, the UL transmission to the AP using the randomly selected one or more RUs assigned by the ULTR for random access, the UL transmission comprising information corresponding to how much transmission power the STA remains capable of using relative to a transmission power currently utilized.

US Pat. No. 10,045,298

METHODS OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FRAME BY STATION OPERATING IN POWER SAVE MODE IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating in a power save mode in a wireless local area network (WLAN), comprising:transmitting, by an access point (AP), a beacon frame including a traffic indication map (TIM) to a receiving station (STA), the TIM indicating whether there is a buffered unit (BU) for the receiving STA;
receiving, by the AP, a poll frame from the receiving STA if the TIM indicates presence of the BU for the receiving STA, the poll frame including a duration field set by the receiving STA and an address field,
wherein the duration field indicates a service period during which at least one frame is transmitted to the receiving STA from the AP and an ACK signal for the at least one frame is received by the AP, and
wherein the address field including identification information of the receiving STA, and
transmitting, by the AP, the at least one frame to the receiving STA.

US Pat. No. 10,045,297

INCREASED TIME IN A SUSPENDED STATE DURING NETWORK TRANSMISSIONS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a computing device in a suspended state, a first network packet transmitted to the computing device over a network;
in response to the first network packet being received, incrementing a wake reference count and switching one or more components of the computing device from the suspended state to a powered-on state for consumption of the first network packet;
decrementing the wake reference count in response to the first network packet being consumed by the one or more components of the computing device; and
in response to the wake reference count being fully decremented, automatically returning the components of the computing device from the powered-on state to the suspended state.

US Pat. No. 10,045,296

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROLLING SLEEP TIME FOR BLUETOOTH DEVICE AND BLUETOOTH ENABLED DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for waking up a wireless communication circuit of a device from a sleep mode, the wireless communication circuit being operable for wireless communication in predetermined time slots of a timing signal, comprising:receiving a wake-up signal while the wireless communication circuit is in the sleep mode, wherein the wake-up signal is external of the device and is out of alignment with the predetermined time slots of the timing signal;
maintaining the wireless communication circuit in the sleep mode after receiving the wake-up signal without waking the wireless communication circuit from the sleep mode, the maintaining in the sleep mode being for a wake-up time duration based on a predetermined wake-up overhead time of the wireless communication circuit; and
changing the wireless communication circuit from sleep mode to an active mode after the wake-up time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,045,295

METHOD OF SAVING POWER OF STATION IN WIRELESS NETWORK

FCI Inc, Seongnam-si (KR...

1. A method of saving power of a station in wireless network, the method comprising:upon receiving a first wake-up signal, performing data transmission;
upon a condition that there is no data to be transferred to the station, performing a sleep mode; and
upon receiving a second wake-up signal, performing data transmission;
wherein an interval between the first and second wake-up signals is longer than an interval between two delivery traffic indication messages (DTIMs).

US Pat. No. 10,045,294

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TRAINING AND DATA TONES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless communications system, the data comprising a plurality of fields corresponding to an 802.11 protocol, the method comprising:generating an L-SIG field as one of the plurality of fields, using wireless symbol generation circuitry, that includes a set of data and pilot tones, wherein the pilot tones are inserted between the data tones in the set of data and pilot tones of the L-SIG field, wherein a power per tone in a frequency domain of the generated L-SIG field corresponds to a given value;
adding a plurality of training tones to positions in the L-SIG field on both sides of the set of data and pilot tones before and after the set of data and pilot tones; and
managing power of the L-SIG field such that power per tone in the frequency domain of the L-SIG field continues to correspond to the given value before and after the plurality of training tones are added.