US Pat. No. 10,067,561

DISPLAY VISIBILITY BASED ON EYE CONVERGENCE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:determining cornea center locations and pupil center locations for two eyes of a user using image data of the two eyes;
determining an optical axis for each of the two eyes of the user based on the cornea center locations and the pupil center locations;
determining a first three-dimensional (3D) point of regard of the user based on the optical axes for the two eyes of the user at a first time;
displaying a virtual object on a display of an augmented reality headset;
responsive to a determination that the first 3D point of regard of the user matches a position associated with the virtual object, the position having a different depth than a depth associated with the display of the augmented reality headset, adjusting a transparency of the display in a manner that increases visibility of the virtual object by increasing an opacity of the display at a rate of increase;
determining a second 3D point of regard of the user based on the optical axes for the two eyes of the user at a second time after the first time; and
responsive to a determination that the second 3D point of regard of the user does not match the position associated with the virtual object, adjusting a transparency of the display in a manner that decreases visibility of the virtual object by decreasing the opacity of the display at a rate of decrease, the rate of decrease being faster than the rate of increase.

US Pat. No. 10,070,556

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL SHOCK ISOLATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An internal isolation system comprising:an outer frame of an information handling system;
an inner frame of the information handling system, the inner frame having a perimeter less than the perimeter of the outer frame;
a first plurality of braces in a corner portion of an interspatial area, the interspatial area between the perimeter of the inner frame and the perimeter of the outer frame; and
a skin covering the interspatial area and coupling the inner frame with the outer frame;
wherein the first plurality of braces allows the inner frame to move relative to the outer frame in an x-axis direction and in a y-axis direction; and
wherein the skin isolates the inner frame and the outer frame in a z-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,068,139

COUNTING INVENTORY ITEMS USING IMAGE ANALYSIS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor and storing program instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to at least:
receive from a first camera a first image of an inventory location, wherein the first image includes a representation of a plurality of inventory items located at the inventory location;
determine from an inventory location data store, an item type corresponding to the inventory location;
segment the first image into a plurality of image segments;
select a first histogram of oriented gradients (“HOG”) model for a first image segment of the plurality of image segments and a second HOG model for a second image segment of the plurality of image segments, wherein:
the first HOG model corresponds to the item type and is representative of a second image of an item of the item type obtained at a first distance or at a first item orientation;
the second HOG model corresponds to the item type and is representative of a third image of the item of the item type obtained at a second distance or at a second orientation;
process the first image to:
generate a first plurality of inventory item feature vectors corresponding to the first image segment, and
generate a second plurality of inventory item feature vectors corresponding to the second image segment;
compare the first plurality of inventory item feature vectors with the first HOG model;
compare the second plurality of inventory item feature vectors with the second HOG model; and
count a number of the first plurality of inventory item feature vectors that are substantially similar to the first HOG model and the number of the second plurality of inventory item feature vectors that are substantially similar to the second HOG model, wherein the count is representative of a quantity of items at the inventory location.

US Pat. No. 10,070,561

COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A building comprising:a building structure that defines an internal environment;
a cooling system including at least one surface that is wetted with a liquid and in fluid communication with the internal environment, and an air mover configured to direct source air over the liquid substantially parallel to the at least one surface so as to produce cold air that flows from the at least one surface to the internal environment,
wherein the cold air passes through the internal environment, such that the internal environment transfers heat to the cold air so as to produce hot air, and the hot air is exhausted out the internal environment.

US Pat. No. 10,069,793

IDENTITY VERIFICATION METHOD, INTERNET OF THINS GATEWAY DEVICE, AND VERIFICATION GATEWAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

Tatung Company, Taipei (...

1. An identity verification method, adapted for an internet of things (IoT) gateway device, comprising:establishing a look-up table comprising a valid media access control (MAC) address list and a valid receiver signal strength indicator (RSSI) range of at least one valid client device by an IoT gateway device;
receiving connection request sent from at least one client device by the IoT gateway device, wherein the connection request comprises a MAC address of the client device;
obtaining the MAC address and a RSSI value of the client device by the IoT gateway device according to the connection request;
comparing the MAC address and the RSSI value of the client device with the valid MAC address list and the valid RSSI range by the IoT gateway device;
determining the client device is the valid client device by the IoT gateway device if the MAC address is determined to be the valid MAC address and the RSSI value falls within the valid RSSI range;
if the client device is the valid client device, establishing a wireless connection by the IoT gateway device; and
if the client device is not the valid client device, rejecting the connection request and blocking the client device by the IoT gateway device.

US Pat. No. 10,065,921

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LONG CHAIN AMINO ACIDS AND DIBASIC ACIDS

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for producing long chain dibasic acid of formula (V) and long chain amino acid of formula (VI), comprising:(1) reacting a keto fatty acid (II) of the formula:

in the presence or absence of a solvent with an aqueous solution of hydroxylamine salt or subjecting a keto fatty acid (II) to an ammoximation reaction to produce an oxime fatty acid (III) of the formula:

wherein m is an integer from 0 to 10; n is an integer from 6 to 20;
(2) subjecting the oxime fatty acid (III) to the Beckmann rearrangement to yield a mixture of the amide fatty acid (IVa) and (IVb)

(3) hydrolyzing the mixed amide fatty acids with an acid or a basic agent to a mixture of a long chain dibasic acid (V), a long chain amino acid (VI), a short chain alkylamine (VIII), and an alkanoic acid (VIII)
and(4) separating the long chain amino acid (VI), long chain dibasic acid (V), and alkanoic acid (VIII) by a step-wise neutralization or acidification.

US Pat. No. 10,070,570

MOUNTING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGING UNIT

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting device comprising:a mounting head that has first fiducial marks, second fiducial marks that have a predetermined positional relationship with the first fiducial marks, and a collection member that collects components, and moves the collected components on a board;
an imaging section that captures an image; and
a control section that, during movement of the mounting head, causes the imaging section to capture a first image that includes the components that are collected in the mounting head and the first fiducial marks, causes the imaging section to capture a second image that includes the components that are collected in the mounting head and the second fiducial marks, and generates an image of the components that are collected in the mounting head using the first image and the second image based on the positional relationship of the first fiducial marks and the second fiducial marks.

US Pat. No. 10,070,569

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HZO, Inc., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic device in a production line, comprising the steps of:electrically coupling and physically securing at least one surface mount device (SMD) on a printed circuit board (PCB) to form an electronic subassembly at a surface mount technology (SMT) station in the production line;
applying a moisture-resistant protective coating to at least one portion of the electronic subassembly at a coating station in the production line;
applying a second moisture-resistant protective coating, to a different portion of the electronic subassembly than the at least one portion, at a second coating station in the production line; and
assembling electronic parts, user interface components, and housing components with the electronic subassembly at an assembly station in the production line.

US Pat. No. 10,070,564

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter that performs power conversion comprising:a plurality of semiconductor modules with built-in semiconductor elements;
a plurality of cooling tubes stacked together with the plurality of semiconductor modules in a stacking direction; and
a metallic pressure member;
wherein the metallic pressure member includes:
a pressing surface that presses an outer cooling tube positioned at one of outer sides in the stacking direction among the plurality of cooling tubes in order to press-contact the plurality of cooling tubes and the plurality of semiconductor modules in the stacking direction; and
a heat-receiving surface that receives heat generated from an electronic component which is different from the plurality of semiconductor modules, by thermal conduction, and
wherein the heat-receiving surface of the pressure member superimposes a heat dissipating portion of the electronic component via an electrically insulating layer formed of an electrically insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,069,743

ENHANCING CAPACITY OF A DIRECT COMMUNICATION LINK

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a network gateway device on a mobile platform coupled with a plurality of user communication devices on the mobile platform via respective local communication links;
a ground station coupled with a network, the network comprising at least one source node for a message library;
a direct communication link coupling the ground station to the network gateway device, the direct communication link to deliver messages of the message library to the network gateway device from the ground station in response to requests by the plurality of user communication devices; and
a variable redundancy delivery network on the mobile platform and coupled with the network gateway device, the variable redundancy delivery network comprising one or more intermediate storage nodes storing the messages with variable redundancy for delivery to the plurality of user communication devices in response to subsequent ones of the requests for the messages based on a non-uniform probability density of the requests for the messages, wherein at least one parameter of the variable redundancy delivery network is selected based at least in part on a desired information rate to be provided by the variable redundancy delivery network, and wherein the non-uniform probability density of the messages is determined based on a number of the requests for the messages in a rolling time period.

US Pat. No. 10,070,568

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF A DISPLAY ELEMENT

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A method for selective pick up of a subset of electronic devices adhered to a handle layer, the method comprising:modifying a level of adhesion between the a subset of electronic devices and the handle layer such that the subset electronic devices has a modified level of adhesion to the handle layer, wherein:
the electronic devices adhered to the handle layer comprise light emitting diode (LED) devices each including a first side adhered to the handle layer and a second side opposite the first,
the electronic devices adhered to the handle layer include the subset of electronic devices and a second subset of electronic devices, and
modifying the level of adhesion between the subset of electronic devices and the handle layer comprises applying a liquid stimulus to the subset of electronic devices and/or corresponding portions of the handle layer where the subset of electronic devices are adhered; and
separating, by a pick up tool (PUT), the subset of electronic devices from the handle layer by applying a force to second sides of the subset of electronic devices that is greater than the modified level of adhesion of the subset of electronic devices to the handle layer.

US Pat. No. 10,068,509

FAULT DETECTION FOR A DISPLAY SYSTEM

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A method for detecting a fault in a display system including an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD), comprising:embedding fault detection data into a portion of a digital video stream that will not be displayed by the AMLCD, the AMLCD comprising:
cascaded source and gate driver shift registers with associated return pulse circuitry; and
a return pulse detector unit that detects return pulses from the shift registers;
transmitting the digital video stream, with the embedded fault detection data, to the AMLCD;
receiving detected fault detection data, detected by the AMLCD, from the AMLCD;
comparing the embedded fault detection data with the received detected fault detection data detected by the AMLCD;
receiving, from the return pulse detector, timing error data indicating whether a timing error occurred in the AMLCD, the timing error data generated by a timing and control circuit coupled to the AMLCD; and
determining whether there is a fault in the AMLCD or in a path of the digital video stream based on results of the comparison and upon the received timing error data.

US Pat. No. 10,067,634

APPROACHES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT DISPLAY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing device, comprising:a display screen;
at least one computing device processor;
a memory device including instructions that, when executed by the at least one computing device processor, enables the computing device to:
display a two-dimensional representation of a webpage on the display screen of the computing device, the webpage including a plurality of interface elements;
analyze a document model of the webpage to determine information associated with the plurality of interface elements;
associate a weight with individual interface elements of the plurality of interface elements based at least in part on user profile information associated with a user and the information associated with the plurality of interface elements and a page profile associated with a relevancy of the individual interface elements to control an appearance of respective interface elements;
determine a relative position of a user with respect to the computing device;
detect a change in orientation of the computing device with respect to the relative position of the user;
activate a three-dimensional view mode for the webpage to cause the two-dimensional representation of the webpage to appear in three-dimensions in response to the change in orientation of the computing device; and
display a three-dimensional representation of at least a subset of the plurality of interface elements while the webpage is displayed in the three-dimensional view mode, wherein a three-dimensional representation of at least one of the plurality of interface elements is displayed with at least one visual aspect being modified, based at least in part on the weight associated with each one of the plurality of interface elements, and the at least one visual aspect adjusting an appearance of the at least one interface element to at least partially obscure at least one other interface element having a lower weight, wherein the three-dimensional representation of at least the subset of the plurality of interface elements include selectable interface elements.

US Pat. No. 10,069,908

INTERFACES TO MANAGE LAST-MILE CONNECTIVITY FOR DIRECT NETWORK PEERINGS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a provider network comprising:
a plurality of computing devices configured to implement resources of the provider network, wherein at least some of the resources are included in a resource collection allocated for service requests received from a client;
a plurality of endpoint routers; and
one or more computing devices configured to implement a connectivity coordinator configured to:
receive a connectivity request from the client for dedicated physical connectivity from a client network of the client to the resource collection;
in response to the connectivity request,
determine two or more connectivity providers for providing the dedicated connectivity from the client network to one or more target endpoint routers of the plurality of endpoint routers via a private or logically-isolated direct path;
generate a response to the connectivity request comprising an identification of the two or more connectivity providers;
receive a selection from the client selecting a particular one or more of the two or more connectivity providers to provide the dedicated physical connectivity from the client network to the one or more target endpoint routers; and
transmit configuration instructions for establishing the dedicated physical connectivity from the client network to the one or more target endpoint routers of the provider network.

US Pat. No. 10,066,162

PHOSPHOR BLEND AND FLUORESCENT LAMP CONTAINING SAME

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A phosphor blend consisting of a red-emitting rare earth phosphor, a green-emitting rare earth phosphor, and a blue-emitting rare earth phosphor, wherein the blue-emitting rare earth phosphor is selected from the group consisting of BAM and SCAp, and wherein the median particle size of the red-emitting rare earth phosphor, the green-emitting rare earth phosphor, and the blue-emitting rare earth phosphor is between about 12 to 15 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,065,745

ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN AUTOMATED AERIAL VEHICLES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An automated aerial vehicle, comprising:a plurality of motors, each motor coupled to a propeller and configured to rotate the propeller;
a power supply connected to the plurality of motors and configured to provide electricity to the plurality of motors;
an inventory engagement mechanism for engagement and transport of items; and
a control system, comprising:
one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors and storing program instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to at least:
control the plurality of motors to fly the automated aerial vehicle along a flight path to travel to a destination;
determine a first location along the flight path where the automated aerial vehicle may execute a first electricity generation procedure that includes utilizing a first relative airflow at the first location to rotate a propeller to generate electricity from the motor that is coupled to the propeller;
determine a second location along the flight path where the automated aerial vehicle may execute a second electricity generation procedure that includes utilizing a second relative airflow at the second location to rotate a propeller to generate electricity from the motor that is coupled to the propeller;
receive a first communication indicating a first condition at the first location, wherein the first condition is related to the first relative airflow at the first location;
receive a second communication indicating a second condition at the second location, wherein the second condition is related to the second relative airflow at the second location;
based at least in part on the indicated first and second conditions, determine that the automated aerial vehicle will perform the first electricity generation procedure at the first location and will not perform the second electricity generation procedure at the second location;
control the plurality of motors to fly the automated aerial vehicle to the first location; and
execute the first electricity generation procedure at the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,065,122

SPECTATOR FEEDBACK AND ADAPTATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:one or more processors
one or more memories to store a set of instructions, which if executed by the one or more processors, causes the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
transmitting data associated with a video game instance having one or more players to a plurality of spectators of the video game instance;
receiving, from a first spectator of the plurality of spectators, feedback information relating to one or more events within the video game instance, wherein the first spectator is provided with one or more options to perform at least one of selecting or de-selecting one or more feedback types that are available to be provided by one or more other spectators of the plurality of spectators; and
using the feedback information from the first spectator to at least partially modify the one or more events within the video game instance.
US Pat. No. 10,066,098

STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A block copolymer composition comprising:a. 0 to 5 weight percent of a tetra-branched block copolymer (IV) having a number average molecular weight of 44,000 to 80,000 represented by the general formula (A-B)4X;
b. greater than 0 to 60 weight percent of a tri-branched block copolymer (III) having a number average molecular weight of from 33,000 to 60,000 represented by the general formula (A-B)3X;
c. 40 to 95 weight percent of a di-branched block copolymer (II) having a number average molecular weight of from 22,000 to 40,000 represented by the general formula (A-B)2X; and
d. 2 to 10 weight percent of a linear diblock copolymer (I) having a number average molecular weight of from 11,000 to 20,000 represented by the general formula A-B; where:
i. A represents a polymer block of a mono alkenyl arene, wherein the A block has a number average molecular weight ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 g/mol;
ii. B represents a polymer block of a conjugated diene, wherein the B block has a number average molecular weight ranging from 7,000 to 13,000 g/mol and a vinyl content of 30 to 50 mol %; and
iii. X represents the residue of an alkoxy silane coupling agent;
wherein the block copolymer composition has a solution viscosity ranging from 100 to 400 centipoise (cP), as measured in 20 wt. % of toluene at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,070,566

SUPPORT PIN ARRANGEMENT DETERMINATION ASSISTING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A support pin arrangement determination assisting method operatively associated with an already mounted surface of a board on a mounting stage provided with a board holding unit of an electronic component mounting machine, said support pin arrangement determination assisting method comprising steps of:displaying an image for pin arrangement determination assistance including an image of the board sticking out length or portion from the mounting stage, the image of the board indicating a shape and an arrangement of an already mounted component on the already mounted surface of the board;
inputting an arrangement position of a support pin to the displayed image of the board in a first mounting work position on the mounting stage to generate a first pin arrangement image;
superimposing the first pin arrangement image indicating the input arrangement position on the image of the board in the first mounting work position to create a first composite image;
displaying the first composite image;
generating a second pin arrangement image on the basis of the first pin arrangement image with an assumption that the board is positioned at a second mounting work position downstream from the first mounting work position where at least a part of an area of the board that was not on the mounting stage at the first mounting work position is on the mounting stage;
superimposing the first pin arrangement image and the second pin arrangement image on the board image to create a second composite image; and
displaying the second composite image.

US Pat. No. 10,070,565

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter comprising:a laminated body formed by laminating a plurality of semiconductor modules having built-in semiconductor elements and a plurality of cooling pipes for cooling the semiconductor modules disposed alternately;
a capacitor connected to the plurality of semiconductor modules, the capacitor being disposed at a position adjacent to the laminated body in a laminating direction of the laminated body, the capacitor having:
capacitor elements; and
a sealing member;
a pressing member that presses the laminated body in the laminating direction; and
a metal case that houses the laminated body, the capacitor, and the pressing member, the metal case having:
outer walls that form an outer shell, one of the outer walls being a supporting outer wall disposed in a position farther from the laminated body than the capacitor is in the laminating direction, the sealing member being in contact with the supporting outer wall;
partition walls formed in the metal case that are connected to the outer walls;
a space within the metal case that is partitioned by the partition walls into a capacitor housing space for housing the capacitor and a laminated body housing space for housing the laminated body, the capacitor housing space housing the capacitor elements, and the sealing member filling the capacitor housing space for sealing the capacitor elements; and
an interposing partition wall to which the pressing member applies pressing force, the interposing partition wall interposing between the laminated body and the capacitor among the partition walls in a thickness direction of the interposing partition wall, a thickness of the interposing partition wall being thinner than that of any of the outer walls.

US Pat. No. 10,070,562

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HEAT-DISSIPATION IN AN AVIONICS CHASSIS

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. An avionics chassis assembly, comprising: a housing having an outer surface, defining an exterior of the housing, an inner surface, defining an interior of the housing, and a set of walls at least partially separating the exterior of the housing from the interior of the housing; a heat generating component located within the interior of the housing; a thermal plane thermally coupled to the heat generating component and configured to direct heat away from the heat generating component; and an electronic circuit board wherein the heat generating component is mounted to the electronic circuit board, wherein an opening is included in the housing and the opening is configured to receive at least a portion of the thermal plane such that the at least a portion of the thermal plane passes through the opening and is located exteriorly of the housing to define an extending thermal plane portion, wherein the thermal plane overlies the electronic circuit board, and wherein the extending thermal plane portion comprises electromagnetic interference seals to ensure environmental compatibility with the interior of the housing; and wherein the housing comprises a selectively removable front cover, wherein the opening is located within the front cover, and wherein the opening comprises a laterally-extending slot.

US Pat. No. 10,069,681

FPGA-ENABLED COMPUTE INSTANCES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a resource manager executing at one or more computing devices associated with a virtualized computing service of a provider network; and
a plurality of virtualization hosts of the virtualized computing service, including a first virtualization host comprising a first field programmable gate array (FPGA);
wherein the resource manager is configured to:
indicate, to a client of the virtualized computing service via one or more programmatic interfaces, a plurality of categories of compute instances which can be instantiated on behalf of the client, wherein the plurality of categories include at least (a) a first FPGA-enabled category and (b) a second compute instance category which does not support access to an FPGA;
identify a particular FPGA-utilizing application to be implemented on behalf of the client at least in part at a compute instance of the first FPGA-enabled category;
select, from among the plurality of virtualization hosts, based at least in part on the particular FPGA-utilizing application, the first virtualization host as a platform at which a particular compute instance is to be instantiated on behalf of the client;
initiate one or more configuration operations to prepare the first virtualization host for the particular FPGA-utilizing application, wherein a configuration operation of the one or more configuration operations comprises copying, to the first virtualization host, a particular virtual machine image which includes an FPGA library module corresponding to the particular FPGA-utilizing application; and
provide an indication, to the client via the one or more programmatic interfaces, of a particular compute instance of the first FPGA-enabled category launched at the first virtualization host using the particular virtual machine image.
US Pat. No. 10,066,100

COPOLYESTER/CONTROLLED DISTRIBUTION STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER BLENDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A composition consisting essentially of (i) a controlled distribution styrenic block copolymer and (ii) a thermoplastic copolyester wherein the composition has a Shore A hardness of from about 50 to about 90 and a melt flow rate of from about 15 g/10 min. to about 50 g/10 min. as determined in accordance with ASTM D 1238;wherein the thermoplastic copolyester comprises at least one segment containing butylene terephthalate, tetramethylene terephthalate, or ethylene terephthalate units and at least one segment containing poly(alkylene oxide) glycols having a total of about 3 to about 12 carbon atoms;
wherein the controlled distribution styrenic block copolymer has a melt flow rate of greater than 30 g/10 min. as determined in accordance with ASTM 1238 at 230° C. and 2.16 kg.

US Pat. No. 10,070,567

SYSTEM FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD UNLOCKING AND AUTOMATED REFLOW CARRIER RECYCLING

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A system for separating a printed circuit board from a reflow carrier, the system comprising:a chamber through which a printed circuit board is passed, wherein the printed circuit board is temporarily attached to a reflow carrier via a clip, and wherein the printed circuit board enters the chamber at a staging area;
an unlocking mechanism that releases the clip and separates the printed circuit board from the reflow carrier after the printed circuit board exits the chamber;
a first lifter that elevates the reflow carrier to an overhead conveyor, wherein the overhead conveyor carries the reflow carrier to the staging area.

US Pat. No. 10,070,563

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:a substrate; a housing to which the substrate is fixed;
a plurality of heating elements that are mounted on a surface of the substrate on the housing-side; and
a radiating component that is provided between the plurality of heating elements and the housing, wherein:
a surface of the housing on the substrate-side includes:
a plurality of accommodating recesses in each of which a corresponding one of the plurality of heating elements is accommodated;
a partitioning wall part that separates the plurality of healing elements from each other;
a peripheral wall part that surrounds the plurality of accommodating recesses and the partitioning wall part; and
a plurality of buffer parts each of which is a step and formed between a corresponding one of the plurality of accommodating recesses and the peripheral wall part; and
wherein each of the plurality of buffer parts is formed to be higher than a bottom part of a corresponding one of the plurality of accommodating recesses, and to be lower than the peripheral wall part, with respect to a reference surface that is a surface of the housing opposite to the surface of the housing on the substrate-side, and
wherein a distance from a surface of each of the plurality of buffer parts to the surface of the substrate on the housing-side in a thickness direction of the substrate is smaller than a distance from the bottom part of the corresponding one of the plurality of accommodating recesses to the surface of the substrate on the housing-side in the thickness direction of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,555

INSERTABLE FIXING MODULE OF CABINET RAIL

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. An insertable fixing module of an industrial cabinet rail, wherein the industrial cabinet has a frame installed at four corners of the industrial cabinet separately, and the frame has a plurality of latching holes arranged with an interval apart from one another, and the fixing module is installed at an end of a rail facing an outer side of the industrial cabinet, and the fixing module is installed horizontally between the frames, and the insertable fixing module comprises:a main body, fixed to a front end portion of the rail, and having a pair of positioning bumps configured to be corresponsive to the latching holes respectively and arranged with an interval apart from each other, an accommodating space formed inside the main body, and a chute extended from one of the positioning bumps in an axial direction, so that the chute and the accommodating space are communicated with each other;
a hook, movably installed in the chute, and having at least one inverted hook portion disposed at an end of the hook and configured to be corresponsive to the latching hole, and the other end of the hook being extended into the accommodating space to form a junction;
a linking slider, movably installed in the accommodating space, and having a combination slot configured to be corresponsive to the hook and disposed at a front end of the linking slider, and the junction of the hook being installed into the combination slot, a spring installed to a top side of the linking slider for abutting a side of the accommodating space and abutting the linking slider to expose the inverted hook portion of the hook from the positioning bump, and the linking slider having a linking slope, and a direction of the linking slope being corresponsive to a contraction direction of the spring; and
a press key, movably installed in the accommodating space, and having a driving slope configured to be corresponsive to the linking slope, so that the press key is disposed on a side of the linking slider, and a direction of the driving slope being configured to be corresponsive to the moving direction of the linking slider, and the moving direction of the press key being configured to be corresponsive to the extending direction of the rail; thereby, during installation, the pair of positioning bumps are inserted into the two latching holes respectively, and the hook is provided and popped out to define a latched status of fixing the frame; and after the press key is pushed inwardly along the extending direction of the rail, the hook is withdrawn into the positioning bump to define a released status.

US Pat. No. 10,070,554

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS INTERFACE DEVICE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame forming an interface device configured for connection to a test chassis; and
at least one interface connector coupled to the frame, the at least one interface connector corresponding to connectors of a unit under test, the interface device being configured for
insertion through one or more sealable apertures of an environmentally protective chassis that houses the test chassis, and
coupling to an interface device seating surface of the environmentally protective chassis without any intervening environmental interface or environmental interface plane located between the interface device seating surface and the test chassis;
wherein the frame forming the interface device includes a first end plate configured with electrical connectors and mechanical attachment members configured to align and attach a circuit card to the interface device.

US Pat. No. 10,068,516

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a timing controller to generate output image data;
a data driver to convert the output image data to a data voltage;
a display panel comprising a plurality of areas to display an image in accordance with the data voltage; and
a temperature sensor to sense an external temperature,
wherein the timing controller comprises:
a first compensator configured to receive input image data and convert the input image data to first image data on the basis of a color compensation value;
a second compensator configured to receive the first image data, to select a temperature compensation value according to the external temperature, and to convert the first image data to second image data on the basis of the selected temperature compensation value; and
a third compensator configured to select a kickback voltage compensation value according to an area from among the plurality of areas and to convert the second image data to the output image data on the basis of the selected kickback voltage compensation value,
wherein:
the color compensation value comprises a high-color compensation value and a low-color compensation value;
the first compensator converts the input image data to first high image data on the basis of the high-color compensation value, converts the input image data to first low image data on the basis of the low-color compensation value, and outputs the first high image data and the first low image data as the first image data;
the second compensator converts the first high image data and the first low image data to second high image data and second low image data, respectively, on the basis of the selected temperature compensation value and outputs the second high image data and the second low image data as the second image data; and
the third compensator converts the second high image data and the second low image data to output high image data and output low image data, respectively, on the basis of the kickback voltage compensation value selected according to the areas and outputs the output high image data and the output low image data as the output image data.

US Pat. No. 10,070,559

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM CASE AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An energy storage system case comprising:a body unit comprising a battery accommodating unit configured to accommodate a plurality of batteries, and a control module mounting unit comprising a mounting plate on both sides of which control modules are configured to be mounted to control charge/discharge of the plurality of batteries, the mounting plate having an opening extending from a first side of the mounting plate to a second side of the mounting plate opposite the first side;
a casing cover coupled to the body unit to face the first side of the mounting plate; and
a heat-dissipation unit located opposite the casing cover and coupled to the mounting plate to dissipate heat generated by a first control module among the control modules to an outside thereof,
wherein the heat-dissipation unit is coupled to the second side of the mounting plate to completely block the opening such that a space between the mounting plate and the casing cover is sealed from an external environment.

US Pat. No. 10,070,558

IMMERSION COOLED ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

16. An immersion cooled electronics arrangement, comprising:a sealed housing with an interior;
a coolant contained within the interior of the sealed housing;
a variable-volume chamber disposed within the sealed housing and submerged within the coolant, wherein the variable-volume chamber is fluidly isolated from the interior of the sealed housing;
a vent fluidly coupling the variable-volume chamber with the environment external to the sealed housing; and
an electronic device disposed within the sealed housing and in thermal communication with the coolant,
wherein a volume of the sealed housing being alterable between at least a first volume and a second volume in response to changes in pressure within the sealed chamber to reduce the rate of pressure change over time in the sealed housing from heating of the coolant.

US Pat. No. 10,070,557

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING FAN MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electronic device comprising: a casing which has a upper wall part in which a ventilation hole is formed and which contains at least an electronic component; a fan motor which is disposed at the upper side of the ventilation hole in the upper wall part and which has a housing; and a fluid receiving part which is disposed beneath a lowermost point of a vane of the fan motor and which receives fluid, and wherein the fluid receiving part is formed by setting a radius of the ventilation hole to be smaller than a distance between the center of the ventilation hole and the lowermost point of a vane of the fan motor.

US Pat. No. 10,070,544

ARRANGEMENT FOR COMPENSATING PRESSURE IN A HOUSING

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A configuration for compensating for pressure in a housing, the configuration comprising:at least one housing wall with a pressure compensation opening formed therein;
a semi-permeable membrane closing said pressure compensation opening and having a circumference and a thickness, said semi-permeable membrane being fixed, at least in a materially bonded way, on said housing wall;
a protective element covering said semi-permeable membrane; and
said housing wall having in a region of said pressure compensation opening, an indentation and/or recess formed therein, said indentation and/or recess receiving said semi-permeable membrane, said indentation and/or recess having a given circumference corresponding to said circumference of said semi-permeable membrane and a height corresponding at least to said thickness of said semi-permeable membrane;
said protective element being a self-adhesive protective sticker having at least one ventilation opening formed therein;
said protective element arranged on said housing wall and spaced away from said semi-permeable membrane;
said housing wall having an additional indentation and/or recess formed therein for receiving said protective element, dimensions of said additional indentation and/or recess corresponding to dimensions of said protective element;
said additional indentation and/or recess having at least one channel-shaped depression; and
wherein said at least one ventilation opening in said self-adhesive protective sticker is disposed in a region of said at least one channel-shaped depression in a state of said self-adhesive protective sticker in which it is disposed on said housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,068,659

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND PROGRAMMING METHOD OF NAND FLASH MEMORY

WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP....

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprisinga memory array,
a page buffer for holding a page of data read out from the memory array or a page of data to be written into the memory array,
an input element,
an error checking and correcting element for performing error checking and correcting for data,
a supply element including a switch circuit, wherein the switch circuit is enabled for supplying the data to be written into the memory array from the input element to the page buffer and the error checking and correcting element in parallel during a programming operation, while the switch circuit is disenabled to isolate the supply element from the error checking and correcting element during a readout operation, and
a data transfer element arranged between the page buffer and the error checking and correcting element, wherein the data transfer element includes a plurality of transfer transistors commonly supplied with a driving signal,
a write-in element for writing error-correction symbols into the page buffer via the data transfer element when the programming operation is performed, wherein the error-correction symbols are generated by the fact that the error checking and correcting element processes the data from the supply element,
wherein when the programming operation is performed, the driving signal is driven to low level, and the data transfer element doesn't transfer a regular domain of the data to be written into the memory array between the page buffer and the error checking and correcting element,
wherein when the readout operation is performed, the data read out from the memory array is transferred from the page buffer to the error checking and correcting element via the data transfer element, and the data read out from the memory array is processed by the error checking and correcting element and transferred to the page buffer via the data transfer element.

US Pat. No. 10,065,272

SUPER HIGH-STRENGTH FLUX CORED ARC WELDED JOINT HAVING EXCELLENT IMPACT TOUGHNESS, AND WELDING WIRE FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A flux-cored arc welded joint, comprising:0.01 wt % to 0.06 wt % of carbon (C), 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt % of silicon (Si), 1.5 wt % to 3.0 wt % of manganese (Mn), 2.5 wt % to 3.5 wt % of nickel (Ni), 0.5 wt % to 1.0 wt % of molybdenum (Mo), 0.4 wt % to 1.0 wt % of copper (Cu), 0.4 wt % to 1.0 wt % of chromium (Cr), 0.035 wt % to 0.1 wt % of titanium (Ti), 0.003 wt % to 0.007 wt % of boron (B), 0.001 wt % to 0.006 wt % of nitrogen (N), 0.02 wt % (excluding 0) or less of phosphorus (P), 0.01 wt % (excluding 0) or less of sulfur (S), 0.03 wt % to 0.07 wt % of oxygen (O), and remaining iron (Fe) as well as unavoidable impurities; and
a mixed microstructure including acicular ferrite, bainite and martensite, wherein the mixed microstructure comprises: 40 area % or more of the acicular ferrite, and a 40-50% of the bainite and the martensite in an area fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,070,560

DRAWER-LEVEL IMMERSION-COOLING WITH HINGED, LIQUID-COOLED HEAT SINK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a cooling apparatus for cooling one or more electronic components, the method comprising:providing an enclosure sized to reside within an electronics rack, the enclosure comprising a compartment accommodating the one or more electronic components;
providing a dielectric fluid within the compartment, the dielectric fluid comprising a liquid dielectric at least partially immersing the one or more electronic components; and
hingedly mounting a liquid-cooled heat sink within the compartment of the enclosure, the hinged, liquid-cooled heat sink operatively facilitating cooling the one or more electronic components via the dielectric fluid within the compartment, and the hinged, liquid-cooled heat sink being rotatable between an operational position overlying the one or more electronic components within the compartment, and a service position which allows access to the one or more electronic components within the compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,070,553

CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT METHODS IN A NETWORK ELEMENT CHASSIS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A connector replacement method in a network element chassis utilizing associated tools, the connector replacement method comprising:obtaining a connector insertion tool comprising a housing, a handle, a vise configured to move based on rotation of the handle, a push out block configured to move based on movement of the vise, and a plurality of pins on the push out block arranged based on backplane connectors for replacement and configured to push out the backplane connectors for replacement based on movement of the push out block;
obtaining a connector removal tool comprising a housing, a handle, a vise configured to move based on rotation of the handle, a push in block configured to move based on movement of the vise, and a connector block on the housing opposing the push in block;
at a location where the network element chassis is physically deployed and operating in-service, obtaining physical access to a backplane in the network element chassis;
powering down backplane connectors for replacement while other backplane connectors remained powered;
removing the powered down backplane connectors with the connector removal tool;
inserting a new set of backplane connectors in place of the removed, powered down backplane connectors with the connector insertion tool; and
powering up the new set of backplane connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,070,552

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMPONENT MODULE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing, having a mounting region;
a component, disposed in the mounting region;
a flexible substrate, comprising:
a bonding portion, located between the component and a carrying surface of the mounting region, and the bonding portion having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first surface is bonded to the component, the second surface is bonded to the carrying surface, and the bonding portion is ring-shaped; and
an extending portion, connected to the bonding portion and extended to an outside of the mounting region,
wherein a material of the flexible substrate comprises one of polyethylene terephthalate and Mylar.

US Pat. No. 10,070,549

REMOVAL ASSEMBLY

NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CO...

1. A removal assembly comprising:a main body having an inner space, wherein the main body comprises a handle part at one end thereof;
a positioning element movably disposed in the inner space of the main body, wherein the positioning element comprises a clasp part and an oblique side surface, and the clasp part extends out of the main body;
an elastic element disposed between the main body and the positioning element;
an actuating element pivotally installed in the inner space of the main body, wherein the actuating element comprises a pressing part and an abutting part, the pressing part extends out of the main body, and the abutting part abuts against the oblique side surface of the positioning element; and
a wrench element connected to the main body, wherein the wrench element comprises a fixing part and a pivoting part;
wherein when a force is applied to the pressing part of the actuating element, the abutting part of the actuating element abuts against the oblique side surface of the positioning element to allow the positioning element to move toward and be stopped at a stopping surface of the main body;
wherein when the force is released to the pressing part of the actuating element, the positioning element is driven by the elastic element to move toward and be stopped at a starting surface of the main body; and
wherein the positioning element has two sliding slots which are parallel to each other, the wrench element comprises two guide rails slidably coupled to the sliding slots respectively, and the guide rails extend through the sliding slots and into the inner space of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,070,548

CIRCUIT BOARD HOUSING ASSEMBLY

Microelectronics Technolo...

1. A circuit board housing assembly, comprising:a housing;
a circuit board attached to the housing, wherein the circuit board includes at least one opening; and
a board removal tool comprising a holding member, at least one rivet and at least one pin;
wherein the holding member has at least one aperture corresponding to the at least one opening of the circuit board;
wherein the at least one rivet is inserted in the at least one opening and the at least one aperture, the at least one rivet has a head with a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis, the head has an internal passage extending substantially parallel to the central axis from the proximal end to the distal end of the head, and the distal end of the head is mechanically connected to at least two legs extending distally from the head and having an internal surface that faces the central axis; and
wherein when the at least one pin is inserted into the internal passage along a direction from the proximal end towards the distal end of the head of the at least one rivet, the at least one pin contacts the internal surface of the at least two legs to apply force on the at least two legs in a direction substantially perpendicular to the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,070,547

CONTROL OF ELECTRIC FIELD EFFECTS IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY USING EMBEDDED NICKEL-METAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Sparton Corporation, Sch...

1. A sonobuoy system for use in an externally-generated resonant broadband electric field, the system comprising:a perforated cylindrical outer sonobuoy housing having a wall that defines a cavity;
a power supply;
an electrically-initiated device (EID), wherein the EID is part of a launch device or other controlled component of the sonobuoy system; and
a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), characterized by an absence of an electromagnetic interface shield or a Faraday cage between the PCBA and the externally-generated resonant broadband electric field, wherein the EID, the power supply, and the PCBA are encapsulated within the cavity of the housing, the EID and the PCBA are electrically connected to each other and to the power supply, and the PCBA includes:
a plurality of conductive layers, including a conductive layer in which an electrical current with a predetermined current density is impressed by the broadband electric field falling incident upon the conductive layers, wherein the conductive layers are electrically connected to the EID;
one or more vias connecting the plurality of conductive layers;
a plurality of dielectric layers interposed between the plurality of conductive layers to form a stack-up; and
a trans-conductor layer (TCL) constructed of a nickel-metal composite metamaterial and having a variable geometry along each of a width and a length of the TCL, the TCL being embedded between adjacent ones of the conductive and dielectric layers,
wherein the TCL is configured to change shape, surface roughness, and/or characteristic impedance in the presence of the broadband electric field to thereby redirect the impressed electrical current away from the conductive layers of the PCBA and into at least one of the dielectric layers, and
wherein the at least one of the dielectric layers is configured to dissipate the redirected electrical current and is fabricated with a material configured as a dielectric waveguide that redirects field energy of the electrical current to ends of the PCBA and into the one or more vias, the vias being configured to radiate field energy of the electrical current away from the EID.

US Pat. No. 10,070,540

ENCLOSED MEDIA DEVICE WITH IMPROVED HEAT TRANSFER CAPABILITIES

Peerless Industries, Inc....

1. A media device enclosure comprising:a housing defining:
an interior sized and configured to receive a media device therein;
a front opening; and
a back opening;
a front cover coupled to the housing and configured to cover the front opening;
a back cover coupled to the housing and configured to cover the back opening, the back cover comprising at least one opening defined therein; and
at least one vent plug operatively connected to the back cover, each of the at least one vent plug positioned within one of the at least one opening, the at least one vent plug allowing the ingress and egress of air into and out of the interior, the at least one vent plug not allowing the ingress of liquids into the interior;
wherein the housing, the front cover, and the back cover form a substantially sealed structure that is resistant to the ingress of liquid into the interior and resistant to the ingress of air into the interior except via the at least one vent plug.

US Pat. No. 10,068,258

SPONSORED STORIES AND NEWS STORIES WITHIN A NEWSFEED OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:logging, by a social networking computer system, information related to actions performed by users of a social networking system;
receiving, by the social networking computer system, an advertisement request from an advertiser to sponsor stories for display in user interfaces for viewing users, each of the sponsored stories comprising:
a message to a viewing user of the social networking system that includes information related to an action performed by one or more users with whom the viewing user is connected in the social networking system,
wherein the action is selectable by the advertiser from a plurality of actions provided to the advertiser by the social networking computer system;
for each of the viewing users:
selecting, by the social networking computer system, information about one or more actions performed by other users with whom the viewing user is connected in the social networking system to identify candidate information to include in stories for display to the viewing user in a newsfeed;
identifying, from the candidate information, matches with an action of the advertisement request;
generating, by a computer processor of the social networking computer system, a plurality of news stories based on the selected candidate information and a plurality of sponsored stories based on the selected candidate information that was identified as a match with an action of the advertisement request;
generating, by the social networking computer system, a feed that comprises:
the generated sponsored stories; and
the generated plurality of news stories,
wherein the feed includes a combination of generated news stories and generated sponsored stories that are personalized to the viewing user; and
providing, for display by the social networking computer system, user interfaces including each of the generated feeds for each of the viewing users such that the feeds are different for different viewing users, wherein some of the stories that are sponsored stories in one feed appear as non-sponsored news stories in other feeds.

US Pat. No. 10,070,551

HOUSING MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CIRCUIT BOARD QUICK-ASSEMBLING FUNCTION

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A housing module having a circuit board quick-assembling function and capable of being applied to a circuit board with a specific height, the housing module comprising:a housing, comprising a substrate and a plurality of lateral boards, the plurality of lateral boards being respectively connected to edges of the substrate to form an accommodating space, the housing module further comprising a plurality of spacers each having:
a main body;
two pivoting portions respectively disposed on corresponding lateral sides of the main body;
a locking portion stretching from a bottom side of the main body;
a track structure disposed on the main body for guiding a detachable module; and
two pivoting components respectively passing through the plurality of lateral boards and connected to the corresponding pivoting portions, the main body being rotated within the accommodating space via the two pivoting portions while the circuit board slides relative to the substrate to push the plurality of spacers, so as to lift the bottom side away from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,550

FIXING DEVICE FOR CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fixing device for a circuit board, configured to fix a circuit board onto a component to be fixed and comprising:a holding portion, configured to hold the circuit board, wherein the holding portion comprises a containing space and a top portion, the top portion comprises an opening allowing the circuit board to pass through the opening to be inserted in the containing space;
a fixing portion, wherein the fixing portion is connected with the bottom portion of the holding portion, and the fixing portion is configured to fix onto the component to be fixed,
wherein the fixing portion is detachably fixed onto the component to be fixed, the fixing portion comprises: a insertion head, configured to adapt to a mounting hole in the component to be fixed, wherein the insertion head can be inserted in the mounting hole; and a neck portion connecting the insertion head and the bottom portion of the holding portion, wherein after the insertion head is inserted in the mounting hole, an outer circumferential surface of the neck portion is rightly opposite to an inner surface of the mounting hole,
wherein a section shape of the mounting hole cut by a plane parallel to the top portion is a first quadrangle, a section shape of the insertion head cut by the plane parallel to the top portion is a second quadrangle, a length of the first quadrangle is larger than that of the second quadrangle, a width of the first quadrangle is larger than that of the second quadrangle, and the width of the first quadrangle is smaller than the length of the second quadrangle, and after the insertion head is inserted in the mounting hole and is rotated by an angle more than 0° and less than 180°, the insertion head and the mounting hole form a crossed structure.

US Pat. No. 10,070,546

BENDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SUPPORTING DEVICE

FIRST DOME CORPORATION, ...

8. A supporting device, comprising:a hinge module, including:
a plurality of pivots parallel to each other and arranged in a row, wherein two spiral tracks are respectively recessed on two opposite portions of the pivots; and
a plurality of torsion units sleeved on the pivots, wherein two positioning portions are respectively arranged on two opposite portions of the torsion units; and
two buffering modules respectively arranged at two opposite sides of the row of the pivots and respectively fixed on the two positioning portions, the two buffering modules respectively corresponding in position to the two spiral tracks, each of the two buffering modules including:
an internal connecting member fixed on the corresponding positioning portion;
an external connecting member slidably disposed on the internal connecting member;
a transmitting shaft having a gearing portion and a fixing portion, wherein the gearing portion is pivotally connected to the internal connecting member, and the fixing portion is connected to the external connecting member; and
a driving member having a rack gear and a guiding portion, wherein the rack gear is engaged with the gearing portion, and the guiding portion is arranged in the corresponding spiral track;
wherein the hinge module is bendable between an unfolded position and an outwardly folded position along at least one of the pivots; when the hinge module is at the unfolded position, the supporting device is a flat structure; when the hinge module is at the outwardly folded position, the supporting device is a curved structure; in each of the buffering modules, when the hinge module is bent from the unfolded position to the outwardly folded position, the guiding portion is moved by the corresponding spiral track to cause that the rack gear rotates the gearing portion of the transmitting member, and the fixing portion of the transmitting member drives the external connecting member to slide relative to the internal connecting member toward the row of the pivots.

US Pat. No. 10,070,543

POWER ADAPTER

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A power adapter, comprising:a first substrate, comprising a first terminal set;
a second substrate, comprising a second terminal set;
a transformer, comprising a primary side connection terminal and a secondary side connection terminal, wherein the primary side connection terminal is connected to the first terminal set and the secondary side connection terminal is connected to the second terminal set; and
an insulating frame, disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein the transformer comprises a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface, the primary side connection terminal and the secondary side connection terminal are located on the first side surface, the first substrate, the second substrate and the insulating frame lean against the first side surface of the transformer, the first substrate and the second substrate are substantially parallel to each other, and the first substrate and the second substrate are located on two opposite sides of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,070,541

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING IT

Alpine Electronics, Inc.,...

1. A display device comprising:a display module;
a cover that covers a rear surface of the display module;
a main circuit board placed in an internal space formed between the cover and the rear surface of the display module;
a flexible wiring member that mutually connects the display module and the main circuit board;
an operational member having an operational part exposed to an outside of the cover, the operational member passing through the cover and engaging an engagement part provided at the main circuit board; and
a tentative placement structural part disposed on the rear surface of the display module;
wherein the main circuit board is fixed to the cover by the operational member in a state in which the main circuit board is not fixed to the display module; and
wherein the tentative placement structural part restricts movement of the main circuit board with respect to the display module in directions other than a direction in which the main circuit board moves toward the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,067,205

ANALOG SIGNAL CORRECTING CIRCUIT IMPROVING SIGNAL DISTORTION DUE TO CABLE

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. A pulse restoration circuit, comprising:a voltage restorator configured to include an OP amplifier and input an input voltage to an input terminal of the OP amplifier;
a rising time restorator configured to be connected to the other input terminal of the OP amplifier; and
a falling time restorator configured to be connected to an output terminal of the OP amplifier, wherein an original signal is restored by the pulse restoration circuit depending on a cable length.

US Pat. No. 10,070,545

ELECTRICAL DEVICE

WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. An electrical device, comprising:a housing; and
at least one receiving duct, which is accessible from an outer side of the housing, for an electronic data storage means which can be inserted into the receiving duct and, as a result, can make contact with electrical components arranged in the electrical device and optionally can be removed again from the receiving duct,
wherein the receiving duct is surrounded at least partially by a grip cavity on the outer side of the housing, which grip cavity is designed as a hollow recess with respect to the outer contour of the housing,
wherein at least one light exit opening for light output by at least one electric light source of the electrical device is arranged within the grip cavity, and
wherein a light exit duct is arranged within the grip cavity, which light exit duct is designed as another hollow recess with respect to the surface of the grip cavity, the light exit duct being defined by a wall of the housing extending from the grip cavity and further into a more interior portion of the housing relative to the grip cavity, the light exit duct being open through the grip cavity to a region outside of the housing, wherein the light exit opening is arranged in the wall of the housing that defines of the light exit duct.

US Pat. No. 10,070,542

ELECTRONIC-CIRCUIT UNIT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:a circuit board having a plate surface;
electronic components mounted on the plate surface of the circuit board; and
an outer case formed on the circuit board by a mold resin, wherein
the circuit board includes a mold exclusion part having a rear surface side covered by the mold resin and a front surface side exposed from the outer case, the front surface side includes a part of the plate surface of the circuit board which is mounted with the electronic components, and a perimeter of the mold exclusion part is covered by the outer case formed by the mold resin, wherein
the outer case is multi-material molded using plural kinds of resin having different fluidities, and wherein
a rear wall of the outer case includes a first portion that covers the rear surface side of the mold exclusion part and a second portion that abuts the first portion, the first portion is made of one of the plural kinds of the resin having a fluidity higher than a fluidity of another one of the plural kinds of the resin constituting the second portion of the outer case,
the mold resin that covers the perimeter of the mold exclusion part is the one of the plural kinds of the resin having the higher fluidity, and
the outer case includes a front portion that covers a portion of the plate surface of the circuit board that is spaced apart from the mold exclusion part, and the front portion is made from the another one of the plural kinds of resin.

US Pat. No. 10,070,284

LOW POWER HIGH FREQUENCY SOCIAL UPDATES FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a mobile device, determining a notification mode based on the mobile device's user interface mode, wherein the user interface mode is based on interactions between a user and the mobile device, and the notification mode is a sleep notification mode, a napping notification mode, or a trickle notification mode;
by the mobile device, determining a radio network state based on the notification mode;
by the mobile device, transmitting to a cellular base station a request for the radio network state, the request causing the cellular base station to transition a connection between the mobile device and the cellular base station to the radio network state, wherein the radio network state comprises an IDLE connected mode when the notification mode comprises the sleep notification mode; and
by the mobile device, transmitting to one or more computing devices a message comprising the notification mode, the message causing the one or more computing devices to transmit one or more messages to the mobile device based on the notification mode.

US Pat. No. 10,069,635

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACHIEVING SYSTEM-LEVEL COUNTERFEIT PROTECTION IN INTEGRATED CHIPS

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of using a scan chain in an integrated circuit as a physically unclonable function, the method comprising:initiating a power-up of a scan chain in an integrated circuit;
performing a plurality of power-up cycles;
observing a power-up state of the scan chain after each power-up cycle by accessing the scan chain via a scan chain shift register,
wherein the testing functionality of the scan chain is preserved; and
identifying a stable subset of the scan chain based on the observed power-up state after each power-up cycle,
wherein the stable subset of the scan chain represents a stable group of scan elements that revert to the same power-up state after substantially each power-up cycle of the plurality of power-up cycles,
wherein the stable subset is unique to the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,069,323

CHARGE-DISCHARGE DEVICE WITH EQUALIZATION FUNCTION USING BOTH CONVERTOR AND MULTI-STAGE VOLTAGE DOUBLER RECTIFIER CIRCUIT

Japan Aerospace Explorati...

1. A charge device comprising:a multi-stage voltage doubler rectifier circuit in which two series-connected diodes are connected in parallel, respectively, to each of series-connected 1st to nth capacitors (where n is an integer of 2 or more), and an intermediate capacitor is further connected, respectively, to each intermediate point of the two series-connected diodes;
a converter comprising an element configured to be applied with a rectangular waveform voltage during operation; and
an input circuit operable, in response to receiving an input of a voltage from the element, to output a voltage to the multi-stage voltage doubler rectifier circuit,
wherein the charge device is configured such that the series-connected 1st to nth capacitors are connected to an output part of the converter to thereby charge the 1st to nth capacitors by an output voltage of the converter, and a voltage is input from the element into the multi-stage voltage doubler rectifier circuit via the input circuit to thereby equally charge the 1st to nth capacitors via a different path from the path of the charge of the 1st to nth capacitors by the output voltage of the converter.
US Pat. No. 10,066,021

ANTIBODIES DIRECTED TO THE DELETION MUTANTS OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND USES THEREOF

Amgen Fremont Inc., Frem...

1. An isolated antibody that binds to EGFRvIII, the antibody comprising:a light chain variable region amino acid sequence that is at least 90 percent identical to the light chain variable region amino acid sequence in SEQ ID NO: 144;
a heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence that is at least 90 percent identical to the heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence in SEQ ID NO: 142; and
a toxin selected from a group consisting of maytansinoids and saporins conjugated to the antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,070,539

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION WITH WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Advanced Currents Corpora...

1. An electrical junction with a wireless controller configured for attachment in a building structure, the electrical junction comprising:a junction body having surfaces defining a cavity accessible via an opening in the body;
an external conductor routing line-voltage from a line-voltage source in the building structure into the cavity of the junction body;
a junction device coupled to the opening of the junction body;
wherein the wireless controller is mechanically coupled to the junction body and extending outside the cavity, is electrically coupled between the external conductor and the junction device, and is fully enclosed against the junction body such that the wireless controller is open exclusively to the junction body cavity; and
a system controller remote from the electrical junction that is in wireless communication with the wireless controller and that controls or monitors the junction device;
wherein the mechanical coupling between the wireless controller and the junction body is secure and enclosed such that the electrical junction meets UL regulations and applicable electrical building codes.

US Pat. No. 10,070,538

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel having a front surface, the display panel including a first long side, a second long side opposite the first long side, a first short side connected with a first end of the first long side and a first end of a second long side, and a second short side opposite the first short side connected with a second end of the first long side and a second end of the second long side;
a frame being a plate behind the display panel, the frame having a front portion and a rear portion;
an optical member between the display panel and the frame;
a back cover positioned behind the frame;
a bracket positioned adjacent to at least one of the first long side and the second long side of the display panel, the bracket elongated along the at least one of the first long side and the second long side and having a curved surface; and
a film including a first part covering a front surface of the display panel, a second part extended from the first part and covering the curved surface of the bracket, and a third part extended from the second part toward the frame; and
a supporter positioned between the frame and the third part of the film, the supporter being elongated in a direction of a length of the bracket, and the supporter extended from the frame toward the bracket with bending,
wherein a part of the supporter adjacent to the frame is fixed to a side of the frame by a fastening member,
wherein the third part of the film is fixed on a back surface of the supporter such that the third part of the film is between the back surface of the supporter and the back cover,
wherein the second part of the film is not attached to the curved surface of the bracket,
wherein the front portion of the frame faces a rear surface of the optical member,
wherein the first part the second part of the film are exposed to a outside of the display devices, and
wherein the back cover covers at least a part of the third part of the film.

US Pat. No. 10,070,537

FORMATION OF DIELECTRIC WITH SMOOTH SURFACE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method, comprising:providing a dielectric with first and second surfaces, a conductive feature formed on the first surface, and a laminate applied to the second surface;
curing the second surface while the laminate remains applied, wherein the second surface of dielectric forms a negative imprint of a surface of the laminate that contacts the dielectric in response to the curing, wherein the surface of the laminate applied to the second surface of the dielectric is smooth, and wherein the second surface of the dielectric has a surface roughness of less than 75 nanometers in response to a first time of the curing; and
removing the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,533

PHOTO-DEFINABLE GLASS WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS AND GROUND PLANE

3D GLASS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A ground plane and/or RF isolation structure on a substrate comprisinga photo-definable glass substrate having a top surface comprising an electronic device and a bottom surface,
one or more through glass via (TGV) that extends from the top surface to the bottom surface of the photo-definable glass substrate;
a top grounded metal that extends around the electronic device on the top surface; and
a bottom grounded metal that extends around the electronic device on the bottom surface; and
a ground plane structure separated from and electronically connected by the one or more TGV.

US Pat. No. 10,070,484

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR A HEATING SURFACE HAVING A SELECTABLE SHAPE, SIZE, LOCATION, AND HEAT INTENSITY

Colorado State University...

1. A heating appliance for an object, the heating appliance comprising:a heating structure having a lower surface and a flat upper surface for supporting and imparting heat into the object; and
an array of heating elements arranged on the lower surface of the heating structure in an m×n array having m columns and n rows, each element thermally coupled to a region of the structure for heating its respective region of the structure independently of other regions of the structure associated with the other heating elements;
an array of light sensors arranged on the lower surface of the heating structure proximate the array of heating elements to detect a blockage of light at the array of light sensors from a placement of the object on the flat upper surface of the heating structure; and
a controller to:
display a plurality of shapes on a graphical user interface (GUI), wherein the GUI is located separate from the controller and configured to communicate with the controller using wireless communications, the plurality of shapes comprising at least one of a circle, a rectangle, and a hexagon;
receive size and location information for the object on the flat upper surface of the heating structure from the array of light sensors;
display a size and location representation for the object on the flat upper surface of the heating structure on the GUI;
receive a user selection of one of the shapes through the GUI;
receive a user selection of a size for the selected one shape through the GUI comprising at least one of an approximate diameter of the circle and an approximate length of a side of the rectangle;
receive a user selection of a location for the selected shape on the flat upper surface of the heating structure through the GUI;
map the selected one shape, the selected size, and the selected location to a heating region representing a portion of the heating elements having the selected one shape at the selected size at the selected location on the flat upper surface; and
selectively energize the portion of the heating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,070,477

MODIFICATION OF NON-GUARANTEED BIT RATE (NON-GBR) BEARERS THROUGH WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS INTO GUARANTEED BIT RATE (GBR) BEARERS THROUGH THE WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication network to modify a non-Guaranteed Bit Rate (non-GBR) bearer through a wireless repeater chain into a Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) bearer through the wireless repeater chain, the method comprising:a wireless access node that comprises a Long Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB exchanging user data with User Equipment (UE);
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data over the non-GBR bearer;
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data through the wireless repeater chain;
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data with a latency that exceeds a latency threshold;
the wireless access node transferring a bearer modification request for the UE to a core packet network when the UE exchanges the user data over the non-GBR bearer-and through the wireless repeater chain and with the latency that exceeds the latency threshold; and
the wireless access node receiving a bearer modification instruction for the UE from the core packet network to modify the non-GBR bearer into the GBR bearer and responsively modifying the non-GBR bearer into the GBR bearer and exchanging additional user data with the UE over the GBR bearer through the wireless repeater chain.

US Pat. No. 10,068,409

VENDING MACHINE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. A vending machine configured to perform a vending operation, the vending machine comprising:a plurality of commodity columns arranged in a vertical direction of a vending machine body;
a commodity receptacle for receiving a commodity from at least one of the plurality of commodity columns;
a moving mechanism that moves the commodity receptacle in the vertical direction by a motor, wherein, during the vending operation:
the moving mechanism moves the commodity receptacle to any of the plurality of commodity columns,
the commodity receptacle receives the commodity from the at least one of the plurality of commodity columns,
the moving mechanism moves the commodity receptacle having received the commodity to a commodity take-out port, and
the commodity is delivered to the commodity take-out port from the commodity receptacle;
a fall velocity detector configured to detect a fall velocity of the commodity receptacle falling in response to an error in the vending operation due to disconnection of power supply to the motor of the moving mechanism;
a brake configured to generate a braking force to decrease the fall velocity of the commodity receptacle; and
a control unit comprising at least one processor, the control unit configured to cause the brake to intermittently or continuously generate the braking force when the fall velocity detector detects that the fall velocity of the commodity receptacle is equal to or greater than a predetermined speed.

US Pat. No. 10,067,727

AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT OF DIFFERENTIAL LATENCY BETWEEN DISPLAYS

Barco N.V., Kortrijk (BE...

1. A method of measurement of differential latency between a plurality of displays located at different endpoints of a network, the displays being driven by one or more rendering machines and being configured to refresh images on different displays at the same point in time so that the content of each displayed image can only change after the completion of the previous displayed frame, the method comprising:streaming test images from a data source over the network to the plurality of displays at the different endpoints, the data source not being one of the plurality of displays, and displaying the test images on the displays;
capturing the displayed images, at the different endpoints with an image recording device; and
measuring end-to-end differential latency between displayed images and for putting in vector form as vectors, wherein the vectors are used to perform differential compensation of the delays at the displays.

US Pat. No. 10,066,954

PARKING SUGGESTIONS

Spotify AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A method of navigating a vehicle to a parking space using a computing device, the method comprising:determining a set of user parking preferences for a user associated with the computing device wherein the user parking preferences define how important each of a plurality of parking area characteristics are to the user;
determining a destination;
determining a best available parking space by:
locating parking areas within a predefined distance of the destination having vacant parking spaces; and
ranking the parking areas based on how well the parking areas having vacant spaces match the user parking preferences; and
routing the vehicle to the best available parking space.

US Pat. No. 10,064,848

PYRIDIC KETONE DERIVATIVES, METHOD OF PREPARING SAME, AND PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATION THEREOF

Shanghai Hengrui Pharmace...

1. A compound of formula (IA), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:wherein:R1 is selected from the group consisting of cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl are each independently and optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —OR7, —C(O)OR7, —OC(O)R7, —O(CH2)nC(O)OR7, —C(O)R7, —C(O)NHR7, —NHC(O)R7, —NHC(O)OR7, —NHS(O)mR7, —NR8R9, —OC(O)NR8R9, and —C(O)NR8R9;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the aryl and heteroaryl are each independently and optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, hydroxy, nitro, alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —OR7, —C(O)OR7, —OC(O)R7, —O(CH2)nC(O)OR7, —C(O)R7, —NHC(O)R7, —NHC(O)OR7, —NHS(O)mR7, —NR8R9, —OC(O)NR8R9, and —C(O)NR8R9;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, and alkynyl, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, and alkynyl are each independently and optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, cyano, and haloalkyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen and alkyl, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;
PG is selected from the group consisting of alkyl and an amino-protecting group, wherein the alkyl and benzyl are each optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, and —OR7; and
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are each optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of alkyl, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, carboxyl, and alkoxycarbonyl.

US Pat. No. 10,070,536

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board structure, comprising:providing a glass film having an upper surface and a lower surface, and the lower surface of the glass film being disposed on an electrostatic chuck;
performing a dicing process, such that at least one slit is formed in the upper surface of the glass film, wherein a surface of the electrostatic chuck is not exposed by the slit and a depth of the slit is at least more than two-thirds of a thickness of the glass film;
forming a plurality of first conductive vias in the upper surface of the glass film;
forming a first circuit layer on the upper surface of the glass film, such that the first circuit layer is electrically connected with the first conductive vias;
forming a polymer layer on the first circuit layer, and the polymer layer covering surfaces of the first circuit layer and the glass film;
forming a plurality of second conductive vias in the polymer layer, wherein the second conductive vias are electrically connected with the first circuit layer;
forming a second circuit layer on the polymer layer, such that the second circuit layer is electrically connected with the second conductive vias, so as to form a first circuit board structure; and
performing a singulation process, such that the first circuit board structure is divided into a plurality of second circuit board structures.

US Pat. No. 10,070,528

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WIRING PATTERN AND CONNECTIONS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first conductive pattern member on which is mounted a first semiconductor chip;
a second conductive pattern member on which is mounted a second semiconductor chip; and
a printed circuit board on which are formed a first wiring pattern and a second wiring pattern, wherein
the first conductive pattern member is formed of a narrow portion and a wide portion,
the first semiconductor chip is connected to the first wiring pattern via a first rod-form connection member,
the second semiconductor chip is connected to the second wiring pattern via a second rod-form connection member,
the narrow portion of the first conductive pattern member is connected to the second wiring pattern via a third rod-form connection member,
the first conductive pattern member and second semiconductor chip are electrically connected via the third rod-form connection member, second rod-form connection member, and second wiring pattern, and
a terminal connection pattern member is formed on an outer side of the narrow portion, maintaining a predetermined interval from the narrow portion, between the first conductive pattern member and the second conductive pattern member.

US Pat. No. 10,070,524

METHOD OF MAKING GLASS CORE SUBSTRATE FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of making a glass core substrate for integrated circuit device comprising:forming an amorphous solid glass plate, comprising:
forming a casting mold having a number of tapered protrusions;
disposing a molten glass material into the casting mold;
cooling the molten glass to form the amorphous solid glass plate having a first surface and an opposing second surface substantially parallel with the first surface;
removing the amorphous solid glass plate from the casting mold, wherein the tapered protrusions form a number of holes in the amorphous solid glass plate extending from the first surface to the second surface;
disposing a single electrically conductive material in each of the holes to fill each of the holes and form a conductor in each hole, wherein the conductor begins at, without extending beyond, the first surface of the amorphous solid glass plate and ends at, without extending beyond, the second surface of the amorphous solid glass plate;
disposing a first dielectric layer directly on the first surface of the amorphous solid glass plate, disposing a first metal layer on the first surface of the amorphous solid glass plate, and electrically coupling the first metal layer on the first surface of the amorphous solid glass plate with at least one of the conductors; and
disposing a second dielectric layer directly on the second surface of the amorphous solid glass plate, disposing a second metal layer on the second surface of the amorphous solid glass plate, and electrically coupling the second metal layer on the second surface with at least one of the conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,070,503

LED-BASED LIGHTING CONTROL NETWORK COMMUNICATION

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A digital communications gateway comprising:a digital interface configured to be coupled to a network operating in accordance with an internet protocol;
a lighting network interface configured to be coupled to a lighting control network, wherein the lighting control network is configured to be coupled to an LED based illumination device operable to receive and transmit information on the lighting control network; and
a real time clock configured to determine a date and time of day synchronized with a time server accessible over the network operating in accordance with the internet protocol, wherein the digital communications gateway periodically transmits an indication of the time of day to the LED based illumination device over the lighting control network;
wherein the digital communications gateway receives a message from the LED based illumination device indicating an error code and a time and date associated with a triggering of the error code, wherein the error code is indicative of any of an operating temperature exceeding a threshold value, an operating voltage exceeding a threshold value, the operating voltage below a threshold value, an operating current exceeding a threshold value, the operating current below a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,070,473

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENTS AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A signal transmission method for device to device direct communication between user equipment, the method comprising:determining, by a first user equipment according to a downlink timing reference time, a receiving time for receiving a device to device direct communication (D2D) signal sent by a second user equipment, wherein the downlink timing reference time is a time at which the first user equipment receives data from a base station;
receiving, by the first user equipment before the receiving time, the D2D signal sent by the second user equipment; and
wherein an advance duration that is before the receiving time is a multiple of a duration corresponding to a cyclic prefix in the D2D signal.

US Pat. No. 10,070,476

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND MOBILITY MEASUREMENT METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device in a wireless communication system, the electronic device comprising:circuitry, configured to:
communicate with a first node and a second node via different carriers for dual connectivity;
detect a radio link failure on a primary carrier signal of the second node;
generate a report indicating the radio link failure to the first node; and
perform a measurement result report corresponding to a mode of (i) maintaining connection to one of the first and second nodes and (ii) transferring connection to other node to a target node, to maintain a dual-connection state, in a case that primary carrier signals of both of the first and second nodes satisfy a condition for triggering report of a first event, a second event, a third event, a fourth event, or a fifth event determining a priority order for reporting based on one or more of following principles:
the one having a worse channel quality of source node is prior,
the one having a better signal of target node is prior,
a coverage-based measurement event is prior to a load-based measurement event,
a node whose timer expires earlier is prior, and
a macro base station node is prior to a low power node.

US Pat. No. 10,070,229

EXCITER

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. An exciter comprising:a vibrator comprising a yoke and a magnet;
a frame incorporating the vibrator so as to support the vibrator through a damper in such a manner that the vibrator can vibrate; and
a cylindrical voice coil bobbin disposed in the frame and having one end mounted on the frame and another end extending to near the vibrator, the another end being provided with a voice coil, wherein
the exciter can output a sound through a transmission medium having the frame disposed thereon when the vibrator vibrates in response to an acoustic signal flowing through the voice coil and vibration of the vibrator is transmitted to the frame through the damper,
a ceiling surface of the frame has an opening,
an outer circumferential surface of the one end of the voice coil bobbin is laterally fixed to and mounted on an edge of the opening provided in the ceiling surface of the frame in such a manner that inside of the cylindrical voice coil bobbin is opened to outside of the frame from the opening, and
a vibrating member is disposed so as to cover an opened portion of the one end of the voice coil bobbin.

US Pat. No. 10,070,513

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:a board;
a power receiving terminal that is disposed on the board and that is configured for receiving a power supply from a power source;
an amplifying circuit disposed on the board;
a switch circuit disposed on the board and configured to switch among a plurality of signals and communicate the signals to the amplifying circuit;
a first conduction path electrically connecting the power receiving terminal to a power source terminal of the switch circuit;
a second conduction path electrically connecting a branching point in the first conduction path to a power source terminal of the amplifying circuit;
a third conduction path electrically connecting at least one of the first conduction path and the second conduction path to ground; and
a capacitor in the third conduction path,
wherein an inductance of the first conduction path between the branching point and the power source terminal of the switch circuit is less than an inductance of the second conduction path.

US Pat. No. 10,070,505

SCALABLE BUILDING CONTROL SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A scalable building control system comprising:at least one battery operated device comprising:
a processor adapted to generate load control messages; and
a wireless network interface adapted to transmit the load control messages over a first wireless network;
a load controller electrically connected to an electric load device, the load controller comprising:
a wireless network interface adapted to receive the load control messages over the first wireless network;
a power controller adapted to control the load device in response to the received load control messages; and
a bridge interface;
a network bridge adapted to couple to the load controller, the network bridge comprising:
a wireless network interface adapted to communicate over a second wireless network; and
a load interface adapted to connect to the bridge interface of the load controller to enable communication between the load controller and the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,070,497

SMART LIGHTING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A smart lighting system, comprising: an environment acquisition module being configured to acquire environment information and at least one lighting module, and wherein the environment acquisition module comprises:a color detection unit configured to acquire color information in an environment;
an auxiliary detection unit configured to acquire auxiliary information in the environment, wherein the environment information is determined by using the color information and/or the auxiliary information;
an operational unit and a control unit configured to determine a control signal according to the environment information; and
wherein the at least one lighting module comprises:
a driving unit configured to determine a driving signal according to the control signal; and
at least one light source configured to receive the driving signal and emit light according to the driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,070,487

LINEAR POST-REGULATOR

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A linear post-regulator realized for use in an LED lighting arrangement, which linear post-regulator comprisesa control loop cascade realized for connection between a terminal of an LED lighting load and a power converter of the LED lighting arrangement;
a transistor (Q) realized to regulate an LED current (ILED) through the LED lighting load;
a first input (11) for connection to a reference current (Iref);
a second input for connection to a reference current ripple (Vref, ?Iref); and
an output for connecting a power control output (Pctr) of the linear post-regulator to the power converter;
wherein the control loop cascade comprises at least two interconnected control loops to regulate the LED current (ILED) on the basis of the reference current input (Iref) and to adjust current ripple of the LED lighting arrangement on the basis of the reference current ripple (Vref, ?Iref).

US Pat. No. 10,070,475

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ANSWER IN EMERGENCY EVENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for providing an answer to a first User Equipment (UE) of a calling user in an emergency event taking place in an environment where a second UE of a called user resides, the method executed by a network node in communication with at least the first UE and comprising:obtaining activity data in relation to the second UE from one or more network nodes associated with the emergency event;
receiving a failure notification indicating that a call originated from the first UE towards the second UE has failed;
evaluating, in response to the failure notification, a status of the called user based on the activity data;
generating a message based on the evaluated status of the called user; and
transmitting the message to the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,070,451

COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A communication control apparatus comprising:a communication control unit configured to execute a plurality of communication-application services via a plurality of wireless units, wherein the plurality of wireless units includes at least three wireless units; and
a storage storing:
a wireless unit combination data that identifies, from among the wireless units, a combination of two wireless units as either operable together or not operable together, wherein the combination of two wireless units identified as operable together are authorized to be used at same time to execute different services, and
a service and wireless unit combination data that contains: (i) a service priority data that associates each of the services with a priority level such that each of the services is assigned a different priority level, (ii) a service-specific wireless unit priority data that associates each of the wireless units with a priority level with respect to each of the services such that each of the wireless units is assigned a different priority level with respect to each of the services, and one of the wireless units is assigned the highest priority level from among the priority levels with respect to one of the services and another one of the wireless units is assigned the lowest priority level with respect to a different one of the services,
wherein:
when the communication control unit is currently executing a service as an executed service and receives a request to execute a new service:
(a) based on the service priority data and the service-specific wireless unit priority data, the communication control unit permits one of the executed service and the new service to be executed as a first service via a first wireless unit from among the wireless units, regardless of whether the first wireless unit has been used to execute the executed service, and, concurrently,
(b) based on the service-specific wireless unit priority data of the service and the wireless unit combination data, the communication control unit permits the other one of the executed service and the new service to be executed as a second service via a second wireless unit from among the wireless units excluding a third wireless unit, wherein:
the first service has a priority level higher than a priority level assigned to the second service, in the service priority data,
the first wireless unit has the highest priority level with respect to the first service in the service-specific wireless unit priority data,
the third wireless unit is identified as being not operable together with the first wireless unit in the wireless unit combination data, and
the second wireless unit is identified as being able to be used for the second service in the service-specific wireless unit priority data and is identified as being operable together with the first wireless unit in the wireless unit combination data.

US Pat. No. 10,070,437

METHODS FOR USING A DETECTOR TO MONITOR AND DETECT CHANNEL OCCUPANCY

Shared Spectrum Company, ...

1. A method of operating a device comprising: a scheduler, a first transceiver, and a second transceiver, the method comprising:operating the first transceiver to send and receive packets on a first frequency during a first time period;
disabling operation of the second transceiver to send and receive packets on a second frequency different from the first frequency;
configuring the second transceiver as a detector with a receiver portion of the second transceiver;
tuning the detector to a third frequency different from the first frequency;
monitoring, with the detector, for a presence and an absence of transmissions on the third frequency;
classifying received information from the detector about the presence and the absence of transmissions on the third frequency; and
operating the first transceiver based on activity on the third frequency detected by the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,069,696

DATA ACQUISITION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DRIVERLESS VEHICLE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A data acquisition method for a driverless vehicle, comprising:acquiring sensor information from each sensor among at least one sensor of the driverless vehicle, the sensor information comprising: an importance level, a collection period, and a number of data packets required to be collected per collection period;
selecting a sensor having a highest importance level among the at least one sensor as a first sensor;
selecting at least one sensor other than the first sensor from the at least one sensor based on the importance level of the sensor to form a second sensor set;
acquiring a start time of a current time window, and executing following data processing steps: executing real-time acquiring and storing operations on data packets collected by each sensor among the at least one sensor after the start time of the current time window;
determining whether any condition in a following condition group is met: a collection period of the first sensor has elapsed from the start time of the current time window to a current time; a number of acquired and stored data packets collected by the first sensor has reached the number of data packets required to be collected per collection period of the first sensor, and a number of the acquired and stored data packets collected by each sensor in the second sensor set has reached the number of data packets required to be collected per collection period of the sensor; and setting the start time of the current time window to the current time in response to determining that any condition in the condition group is met, and continuing executing the data processing steps.

US Pat. No. 10,069,149

FUEL CELL ASSEMBLY

FUELCELL ENERGY, INC., D...

1. An assembly comprising:(a) an anode-side sub-assembly including:
a plate member having first and second opposing surfaces compatible with fuel and oxidant gases, respectively, the plate member comprising first and second opposing end segments, a planar central area disposed between the first and second end segments, and third and fourth opposing end segments that are transverse to the first and second opposing end segments;
an anode current collector abutting the first surface of the plate member; and
first and second anode wet seal members formed separately from the plate member and releasably secured to the plate member so as to form first and second pocket members on the first surface of the plate member adjacent the first and second opposing end segments,
wherein each of the first and second end segments includes:
a first portion co-planar with, and extending from, the central area,
a second portion following the first portion and extending transverse to the first portion outwardly from a surface of the first portion, and
a third portion following the second portion and extending transverse to the second portion in a direction away from, and substantially parallel to, the first portion,
wherein the first and second portions of the first end segment of the plate member forms a first portion of the first pocket member, and the first and second portions of the second end segment of the plate member forms a first portion of the second pocket member,
wherein the first anode wet seal member is releasably secured to the first end segment of the plate member,
wherein the second anode wet seal member is releasably secured to the second end segment of the plate member,
wherein each anode wet seal member includes first and second legs integrally connected to one another, the second leg being parallel to the first leg and having a shorter length than the first leg,
wherein, one part of the first leg of the first anode wet seal member forms the second portion of the first pocket member, another part of the first leg of the first anode wet seal member extends along the third portion of the first end segment, and the second leg of the first anode wet seal member is hemmed around the third portion of the first end segment and abuts a surface of the third portion of the first end segment,
wherein, one part of the first leg of the second anode wet seal member forms the second portion of the second pocket member, another part of the first leg of the second anode wet seal member extends along the third portion of the second end segment, and the second leg of the second anode wet seal member is hemmed around the third portion of the second end segment and abuts a surface of the third portion of the second end segment, and
wherein said first and second pocket members enclose opposing ends of the anode current collector; and
(b) a cathode-side subassembly comprising:
first and second cathode wet seal members formed separately from the plate member and configured to form third and fourth pocket members on the second surface of the plate member and to be releasably positioned adjacent said third and fourth opposing end segments; and
a cathode current collector cooperating with the first and second cathode wet seal members such that the third and fourth pocket members enclose opposing ends of the cathode current collector.

US Pat. No. 10,069,094

NANOTUBE BASED TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE, METHOD OF FABRICATION AND USES THEREOF

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

1. A method for use in construction of an electronic device, the method comprising:providing one or more nanotubes grown on a surface of a first substrate;
providing a desired electrode arrangement fabricated on a surface of a second substrate, said electrode arrangement comprises at least two elevated source and drain electrodes and one or more gate electrodes located in between said elevated source and drain electrodes;
bringing the electrode arrangement on the second substrate to close proximity with the first substrate such that surfaces of the first and second substrates face each other;
scanning said first substrate with said electrode arrangement and determining contact of electrodes of the electrode arrangement with a nanotube located on the first substrate;
detaching said nanotube from the first substrate to provide a transistor structure comprising an isolated nanotube bridging said at least two elevated source and drain electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,068,741

FIELD EMISSION DEVICE AND REFORMING TREATMENT METHOD

MEIDENSHA CORPORATION, T...

1. A field emission device, comprising:a vacuum vessel with a cylindrical insulator, the insulator having both ends sealed to define a vacuum chamber on an inner wall side of the insulator;
an emitter located on one end side of the vacuum chamber and having an electron generating portion facing an other end side of the vacuum chamber;
a guard electrode disposed on an outer circumferential side of the electron generating portion of the emitter, the guard electrode having a cylindrical shape extending in an end-to-end direction of the vacuum chamber, one end side of the guard electrode being supported on and fixed to the vacuum vessel;
a target located on the other end side of the vacuum chamber and opposed to the electron generating portion of the emitter; and
a supporting part that has a shape extending from a side of the emitter opposite the electron generating portion and supports the emitter movably in the end-to-end direction of the vacuum chamber, the supporting part being movable such that the emitter is moved in the end-to-end direction and thereby brought into contact with or separated apart from an other end side of the guard electrode by movement of the supporting part such that a distance between the electron generating portion of the emitter and the target is changed.

US Pat. No. 10,068,612

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND PRESENTING VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

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

1. A virtual experience system, comprising:a user model storage configured to store user model data corresponding to a three-dimensional representation of a user;
a user movement storage configured to store user movement data corresponding to at least one movement characteristic of the user;
a user voice storage configured to store user voice data corresponding to at least one vocal characteristic of the user;
an environment storage configured to store environment data corresponding to a three-dimensional representation of a location;
an event storage configured to store event data corresponding to a captured event at the location;
a receiver configured to assemble a virtual experience based at least in part on the user model data, the user movement data, the user voice data, the environment data, and the event data, wherein the receiver is configured to assemble the virtual experience such that the three-dimensional representation of the user, the vocal characteristic of the user, and the movement characteristic of the user replace a person who was physically present at the captured event; and
a display device coupled to the receiver, the display device configured to display the virtual experience to a user, the user being able to virtually experience the captured event at the location, with the three-dimensional representation of the user, the vocal characteristic of the user, and the movement characteristic of the user inserted into the captured event.

US Pat. No. 10,068,254

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES U.S.A....

1. A customer relationship management method, comprising:receiving, by a customer relationship management system, location information of a customer within a dealership from a customer device associated with the customer and executing an interface application, wherein the location information is based on information emitted by a beacon device near an entrance of the dealership and received by the customer device;
in response to receiving the location information, sending, by the customer relationship management system, dealership information populated and displayed on the customer device, wherein the dealership information includes personalized information and a vehicle location link based on stored customer profile information;
in response to the customer selecting the vehicle location link on the customer device, displaying on the customer device, a map that highlights a path of a floorplan of the dealership for the customer to follow to find a vehicle matching vehicle specifications of interest based on the stored customer profile information or previous browsing habits at either the dealership where the customer is located or at another dealership previously visited;
receiving, by the customer relationship management system from the customer device, a request for a sales representative after the customer selects a sales representative request link displayed on the customer device;
in response to the request for a sales representative, sending, by the customer relationship management system, a map and customer profile link for display to a sales representative device, the map including a representation of a customer location and a directional path between a current location of the sales representative device and the customer device.

US Pat. No. 10,065,796

BARRIER STRUCTURE AND BARRIER SHEET FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS CARGO TANK

Samsung Heavy Ind. Co., L...

1. A barrier structure for a liquefied natural gas cargo tank, the barrier structure comprising:an insulation panel fixed to the cargo tank and comprising lower insulation panels adjacent to each other with a flat joint interposed therebetween and an upper insulation panel stacked over the lower insulation panels;
a first barrier sheet attached between the upper insulation panel and the lower insulation panels,
a second barrier sheet attached on the first barrier sheet over the flat joint, and
an adhesive layer disposed between the first barrier sheet and the second barrier sheet and bonding the first barrier sheet to the second barrier sheet,
wherein each of the first barrier sheet and the second barrier sheet comprises a first metal layer, a second metal layer, and a glass cloth layer interposed between the first metal layer and the second metal layer,
wherein a lower surface of the first metal layer of the second barrier sheet directly contacts the adhesive layer,
wherein the first metal layer of the first barrier sheet directly contacts the lower insulation panels,
wherein a portion of an upper surface of the second metal layer of the first barrier sheet directly contacts the upper insulation panel and another portion of the upper surface of the upper surface of the second metal layer of the first barrier sheet directly contacts the adhesive layer, and
wherein a lower surface of the second metal layer of the first barrier sheet directly contacts the glass cloth layer of the first barrier sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,065,307

SUBSTRATE TRANSPORT APPARATUS

Brooks Automation Inc., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus comprising:a frame;
a drive section connected to the frame, the drive section including a shoulder drive section disposed in the frame and an articulated joint drive section, the shoulder drive section including a shoulder axis rotation motor and a Z-drive motor; and
an articulated arm having a configuration that has a common shoulder joint and a predetermined number of articulating joints, the articulated arm being connected to the drive section for articulation of at least one of the articulating joints so that the articulating joints are moved independently by the drive section and effect transport motion with the articulated arm along a transport plane;
wherein the frame is of a semi-monocoque configuration and includes a substantially rigid spine that includes at least one shoulder drive of the shoulder drive section and engaged with each motor of the shoulder drive section and the articulated joint drive section so that each motor depends from the substantially rigid spine and static and dynamic driving loads generated by all motors of the shoulder drive section and the articulated joint drive section and all drive transmissions drivingly coupling the motors of the shoulder drive section and the articulated joint drive section to the articulated arm effecting the transport motion of the articulated arm bear against and are transmitted via the substantially rigid spine to the semi-monocoque frame so as to be borne by the semi-monocoque frame and the substantially rigid spine, integral to and with the semi-monocoque frame, onto a base of the semi-monocoque frame, the substantially rigid spine being distinct from and substantially rigid relative to adjacent integral sections of the semi-monocoque configuration that are adjacent the substantially rigid spine, where the substantially rigid spine is coupled to the adjacent integral sections of the semi-monocoque configuration of the frame so that the adjacent integral sections depend from the substantially rigid spine and the substantially rigid spine fixes the attitude of the transport plane.

US Pat. No. 10,065,282

SKATE BLADE SHARPENING SYSTEM WITH ALIGNMENT ADJUSTMENT

VELASA SPORTS, INC., Act...

1. A skate blade sharpening system comprising:at least one retention mechanism configured to retain a skate blade in a sharpening position, the sharpening position having a centerline;
a motor-driven rotating shaft, the shaft having a mounting location at which a wheel alignment device is releasably mounted, wherein, during a sharpening operation, a grinding wheel mounted at the mounting location rotates with the shaft and contacts a skate blade retained in the sharpening position;
an alignment tool having an alignment feature, the alignment tool releasably retained by the at least one retention mechanism, the alignment feature positioned at a defined position relative to the centerline of the sharpening position when the alignment tool is retained by the at least one retention mechanism; and
an adjustment mechanism configured to align the wheel alignment device with the alignment feature of the alignment tool in an alignment position, wherein in the alignment position the wheel alignment device is at a predefined position relative to the centerline of the sharpening position.

US Pat. No. 10,065,188

ACTUATION OF PARALLEL MICROFLUIDIC ARRAYS

1. A particle processing assembly for sorting individual particles on a particle-by-particle basis from a stream of particles, the particle processing assembly comprising:a microfluidic chip including at least one microsorter having a switching region and a microfluidic channel formed in the microfluidic chip fluidically coupled to a sample input a keep output, a waste output, and the switching region,
wherein the switching region interfaces with at least one actuator external to the microfluidic chip, and
wherein the switching region, when actuated by the actuator upon detection of a predetermined characteristic of a selected particle, directs a pressure pulse across the microfluidic channel to deflect the selected particle from the stream of particles.

US Pat. No. 10,070,535

WATERPROOF STRUCTURE FOR IMPLANTED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GIMER MEDICAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A manufacturing method of a waterproof structure applied to a circuit board of an implanted electronic device, comprising steps of:forming a first material layer on the circuit board for covering at least a part of the circuit board;
forming a second material layer for covering the first material layer;
after forming the second material layer, disposing the circuit board, the first material layer and the second material layer in a shell, wherein the shell is made of PEEK (polyether ether ketone); and
filling a third material layer between the second material layer and the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,070,532

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FABRICATION PROCESSES AND ARCHITECTURE INCLUDING POINT-OF-USE DESIGN AND FABRICATION CAPACITY EMPLOYING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of manufacturing comprising:determining a plurality of design attributes for a printed circuit board (PCB) that fulfills requirements at a predetermined point of use (POU) where the PCB will be manufactured and installed or used and recording said plurality of design attributes on a first recording medium section;
providing a first and second design software system, an additive manufacturing (AM) system comprising at least a first laser, and an oven for receiving and processing the PCB as it is manufactured at the POU on a mobile platform;
creating a first PCB design based on said plurality of design attributes from said first recording medium using the first design software and saving an output from said first design software in a first data file within a second recording medium section comprising a plurality of two dimensional (2D) PCB structure data attributes;
altering the first data file stored on the second recording medium to add three dimensional (3D) PCB structure data attributes to the first data file contents and saving the altered first data file contents into a second data file on a third recording medium;
inputting the second data file into the AM system and manufacturing a substrate using the AM system based on the second data file, said substrate comprising a plurality of apertures comprising apertures associated with electrical conductive paths and pads;
applying a conductive paste to said plurality of apertures associated with said electrical conductive paths and pads;
applying pressure on said conductive paste to force said paste into all areas of said apertures associated with said electrical conductive paths and pads;
placing said substrate into said oven during a specific temperature rise, hold and fall profile under said pressure to perform post processing on said substrate and said paste to further form said substrate and paste into a predetermined hardened conductive paste structures;
drilling a plurality of holes in at least some of said hardened conductive paste structures within said apertures associated with said electrical conductive paths and pads to enable later installation of one or more electrical components in electrical contact with said hardened conductive paste structures and said electrical conductive paths and pads;
installing said plurality of electrical components into said holes in said hardened conductive paste structures or in contact with said electrical paths or pads; and
installing said PCB having said plurality of electrical components into an end item electrical system at said POU.

US Pat. No. 10,070,531

OVERLAY CIRCUIT STRUCTURE FOR INTERCONNECTING LIGHT EMITTING SEMICONDUCTORS

General Electric Company,...

1. A light emitting semiconductor (LES) device comprising:a heatsink;
an array of LES chips mounted on the heatsink and electrically connected thereto, each LES chip comprising a front surface and a back surface, with the front surface including a light emitting area configured to emit light therefrom responsive to a received electrical power and with at least one of the front surface and the back surface including connection pads thereon; and
a flexible interconnect structure positioned on and electrically connected to each LES chip to provide for controlled operation of the array of LES chips, the flexible interconnect structure comprising:
a flexible dielectric film configured to conform to a shape of the heatsink, the flexible dielectric film attached to one of the front surface or the back surface of each of the LES chips; and
a metal interconnect structure formed on the flexible dielectric film, the metal interconnect structure extending through vias formed through the flexible dielectric film so as to form direct metallic and electrical connections with the connection pads of the LES chips.

US Pat. No. 10,070,530

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. An electronic component comprising:a substrate including a first principal surface, a second principal surface positioned on a side opposite to the first principal surface, a first side surface that connects the first principal surface and the second principal surface and that extends along a first direction, a second side surface that connects the first principal surface and the second principal surface and that extends along a second direction intersecting the first direction, and a corner portion that connects the first side surface and the second side surface and that has a curved surface curved outwardly; and
a chip arranged at the first principal surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate includes corner portion that connects the second principal surface and the first side surface and that has a curved surface curved outwardly, and a corner portion that connects the second principal surface and the second side surface and that has a curved surface curved outwardly.

US Pat. No. 10,070,529

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic circuit device, comprising:a plurality of electrode pads formed on a front surface of a circuit substrate;
a plurality of connection terminals formed on a back surface of a surface-mount component,
wherein a first number of the plurality of connection terminals is equal to a second number of the plurality of electrode pads,
wherein the plurality of electrode pads and the plurality of connection terminals are respectively connected with a solder that is heated,
wherein the solder has a lead content of 0.1% or less in mass ratio, and
wherein the plurality of connection terminals are not formed on a side end surface and on a front surface of the surface-mount component, and are formed on the back surface of the surface-mount component to be opposed to the front surface of the circuit substrate; and
standard position indication marks formed on the front surface of the circuit substrate, at diagonal positions of the surface-mount component,
wherein the standard position indication marks indicate a contour position of the surface-mount component as a reference relative position where the plurality of connection terminals are mounted at central positions of the plurality of electrode pads, respectively,
wherein in order that, when a part of the solder applied to the plurality of electrode pads is lacked and a solder non-wetting state of one of a pair of electrode pads among the plurality of electrode pads occurs, an actual contour position of the surface-mount component becomes different from the contour position indicated by the standard position indication marks, one of a horizontal inter-electrode pitch L1x and a vertical inter-electrode pitch L1y of the plurality of electrode pads is smaller than a corresponding one of a horizontal inter-terminal pitch L2x and a vertical inter-terminal pitch L2y of the plurality of connection terminals, and
wherein, when the surface-mount component is mounted at the reference relative position, an overlapping dimension L3 that is a first width of a first portion at which one of the plurality of electrode pads and one of the plurality of connection terminals mutually overlap, is greater than or equal to a first thickness dimension of the plurality of electrode pads, and a non-overlapping dimension L4 that is a second width of a second portion at which the one of the plurality of electrode pads and the one of the plurality of connection terminals do not mutually overlap, is larger than a visible minimum indication line width of the standard position indication marks.

US Pat. No. 10,070,527

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a laminated substrate having an insulating board, and a circuit board disposed over a principal plane of the insulating board;
a semiconductor chip disposed over the circuit board, and having a control electrode;
a control terminal having a fixed portion with a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the control terminal being disposed over the circuit board, and being electrically connected to the control electrode;
a case disposed on a principal plane side of the insulating board, and covering the circuit board and the semiconductor chip, the case having
an upper surface,
a side surface that connects with the upper surface,
a first beam formed on the upper surface and being disposed inside of the case,
a first opening portion formed in the side surface,
a second opening portion formed in the first beam and opposite to the first opening portion, and
a terminal housing area between the first opening portion and the second opening portion for housing the control terminal, the first surface of the fixed portion being exposed from the terminal housing area on an upper surface side; and
a nut housing member which has a third surface, a fourth surface opposite to the third surface, a first protrusion disposed on a front side of the fourth surface, a second protrusion disposed on a back side of the fourth surface, and a concavity disposed between the first protrusion and the second protrusion, the nut housing member being adapted to house a nut,
wherein the nut housing member is inserted from the first opening portion, through a second surface side of the fixed portion, and into the second opening portion, the first protrusion being brought into contact with a lower end of the second opening portion, and the second protrusion being brought into contact with a lower end of the first opening portion, the third surface of the nut housing facing the second surface of the fixed portion, the fourth surface of the nut housing facing the laminated substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,526

CONNECTOR WITH STRUCTURES FOR BI-LATERAL DECOUPLING OF A HARDWARE INTERFACE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A connector comprising:a first housing portion and a second housing portion configured to be coupled to a side of a first printed circuit board (PCB), wherein a recess is disposed between the first housing portion and the second housing portion, the recess to receive a device including a second PCB, wherein the connector is to be coupled between the first PCB and the device;
a hardware interface configured to interconnect the first PCB with the second PCB, the hardware interface including a first conductor anchored directly or indirectly with the first housing portion, the first conductor including:
a first conductor portion configured to move relative to the first housing portion and the second housing portion, in response to an at least partial insertion of the device into the recess, to bring the first conductor portion into direct contact with a first conductive pad of the first PCB; and
a second conductor portion configured to be brought into direct contact with a second conductive pad of the device in response to the at least partial insertion of the device into the recess, wherein the connectors comprises
a third housing protion; and
a fourth housing portion, wherein the recess is disposed between the third housing portion and the fourth housing portion, wherein the first conductor is rigidly coupled to the third housing portion, and wherein, of a first dimension and a second dimension, movement of the third housing portion relative to the first housing portion is restricted only along the first dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,070,520

MAGNETIC PARTICLE EMBEDDED FLEX OR PRINTED FLEX FOR MAGNETIC TRAY OR ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CARRIER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:fabricating a flexible substrate having one or more electrical interconnects to couple with leads of an electrical device;
integrating particles with the flexible substrate, wherein the particles comprise a non-magnetic ferrous material;
supporting the flexible substrate with a carrier plate during one or more manufacturing processes for the flexible substrate, wherein the carrier plate is a magnetic carrier plate, and wherein the flexible substrate is held flat against the carrier plate by an attractive magnetic force between the particles integrated with the flexible substrate and a complementary magnetic attraction of the carrier plate; and
removing the flexible substrate from the carrier plate subsequent to completion of the one or more manufacturing processes for the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,519

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR PACKAGING AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD USING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

13. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board, the method comprising:forming an insulating film using a resin composition, the resin composition comprising an epoxy resin and inorganic filler particles dispersed in the epoxy resin, an aspect ratio of the inorganic filler particles being between 1 and 3, and an inorganic filler particle content being determined based on the aspect ratio; and
forming a conductive wire to contact the insulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,070,518

PREPREGS AND LAMINATES HAVING HOMOGENEOUS DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES

Isola USA Corp., Chandle...

1. A prepreg comprising:an at least partially cured resin impregnated reinforcing material portion; and
a free resin portion wherein the resin includes at least one high dielectric constant material, the free resin portion having a dielectric constant DKW and the resin impregnated reinforcing material portion having a dielectric constant DKWR wherein the high dielectric constant material is incorporated into the resin in an amount sufficient to match the DKWR with the DKW such that the DKWR and DKW differ by no more than (±) 15% and wherein the dielectric constant of the reinforcing material (DkR) is not the same as the DKW.

US Pat. No. 10,070,517

THREE-DIMENSIONAL CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A three-dimensional circuit structure comprising:a three-dimensional base at least having a first surface and a second surface connected to the first surface in non-parallel;
first electronic component including (i) one electrode at least having a first portion exposed from the first surface and a second portion exposed from the second surface and (ii) an other electrode, the first electronic component being embedded in an end portion of the first surface and an end portion of the second surface adjacent to each other in the three-dimensional base, the first electronic component being a passive component;
a second electronic component embedded in the first surface;
a third electronic component embedded in the second surface;
a first wiring line on the first surface, the first wiring line being connected to the first portion and the second electronic component at the first surface; and
a second wiring line on the second surface, the second wiring line being connected to the second portion and the third electronic component at the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,070,515

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE USING AMORPHOUS ALLOY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transparent electrode comprising:a flexible substrate; and
an electrically conductive amorphous alloy layer formed on the flexible substrate and having a plurality of voids,
wherein the amorphous alloy comprises a plurality of metal atoms that are disorderedly arranged, and
wherein the amorphous alloy has crystal grains each having a size smaller than or equal to one nanometer and an amorphous content exceeding fifty atomic percent.

US Pat. No. 10,070,509

COMPACT SRF BASED ACCELERATOR

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. An accelerator comprising:at least one super conducting radio frequency accelerator cavity;
an electron gun;
at least one cavity cooler configured to at least partially encircle and make thermal contact with said super conducting radio frequency accelerator cavity;
a cooling connector wherein said cooling connector has a minimum thermal conductivity of 1×104 W m?1 K?1 at temperatures of 4 degrees K; and
a refrigeration source connected to said cooling connector wherein said refrigeration source conducts heat away from said superconducting radio frequency accelerator cavity via said cooling connector.

US Pat. No. 10,070,508

PORTABLE SECURITY FENCING

1. A portable electric fence kit for the erection of a temporary electric fence comprising:a primary fence section which is portable and non-electrified having two or more poles, the primary fence section has an inner side and an outer side, a top and a bottom;
a secondary fence section having two or more insulated poles secured to the poles of the primary fence section and having the ability to be electrified using a plurality of wires comprising insulated and non-insulated live wires which are secured to and span the distance between the insulated poles, the secondary fence section has an inner side and an outer side, a top and a bottom;
wherein the plurality of wires is secured to each of the insulated poles and spans the distance horizontally between the insulated poles in a pattern alternating between uninsulated wires and grounded wires with one or more insulated live wires at each end of the spanned distance;
wherein the secondary fence section is laterally secured to the primary fence section and the inner side of the primary fence section faces the outer side of the secondary fence section;
wherein the bottom of the primary fence and the bottom of the secondary fence are positioned at or near a same height as each other; and
wherein the top of the secondary fence is positioned at a height at or above the top of the primary fence;
system controls operationally associated with the plurality of wires of said secondary fence sections, said system controls having the ability to control the electrification of said secondary fence section;
a power source operationally associated with said fence sections and said system controls, said power source providing electricity to said secondary fence section; and
a coupling means which allows for the plurality of wires associated with one secondary fence section of the fence kit to be coupled to the plurality of wires associated with another secondary fence section of the fence kit.

US Pat. No. 10,070,507

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A TARGET LIGHT INTENSITY FROM A PHASE-CONTROL SIGNAL

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. An apparatus for controlling an intensity level of a lighting load, the apparatus configured to receive a phase-control voltage characterized by a duty cycle, the apparatus comprising:a load regulation circuit configured to receive a drive control signal and to control the intensity level of the lighting load in response to the drive control signal; and
a control circuit configured to receive a signal representative of the intensity level of the lighting load, and to generate the drive control signal to cause the load regulation circuit to adjust the intensity level of the lighting load towards a target level;
wherein the control circuit is configured to determine the target level for the lighting load in response to the duty cycle of the phase-control voltage, the control circuit configured to adjust the target level for the lighting load using a first time constant in response to changes in the duty cycle of the phase-control voltage that are less than a threshold amount, and to adjust the target level for the lighting load using a second time constant in response to changes in the duty cycle of the phase-control voltage that are greater than the threshold amount, where the second time constant is less than the first time constant.

US Pat. No. 10,070,501

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND SUPPORT APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting system comprising:a lighting apparatus including a first human detection sensor unit configured to detect a person in a first detection area by detecting infrared rays radiated from a body of the person, and a light source that turns ON when the first human detection sensor unit detects the person; and
a support apparatus including (i) a second human detection sensor unit configured to detect a person in a second detection area which is different from the first detection area, and (ii) an emission unit configured to, when the second human detection sensor unit detects the person, emit a detection wave of infrared rays similar to the infrared rays radiated from the body of a person into the first detection area to cause the first human detection sensor unit to react as if the person is present in the first detection area, so as to turn ON the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,070,499

REVERSIBLE-POLARITY WIRING SYSTEM

Brilliant Home Technology...

1. A system to control an electrical device, the system comprising:a set of connection lines, including a first connection line and a second connection line, either the first connection line or the second connection line being connectable to an alternating current source;
a power control module that is responsive to the alternating current source being connected to one of the first connection line and the second connection line to provide a regulated voltage signal output; and
a load interface component to receive the regulated voltage signal output, the load interface component being operable to control the electrical device.

US Pat. No. 10,070,495

CONTROLLING THE DRIVE SIGNAL IN A LIGHTING FIXTURE BASED ON AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

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

1. A lighting fixture comprising:a power supply having an output capacitor with capacitance that decreases as a function of ambient temperature;
a solid state light source;
temperature sensing circuitry;
converter circuitry adapted to receive power from the power supply and provide a drive signal to the solid state light source; and
a control module adapted to:
shut off the drive signal to the solid state light source for a predetermined time when the drive signal is above an over-current protection threshold;
determine an ambient temperature based on information from the temperature sensing circuitry;
when the ambient temperature is above an ambient temperature threshold, cause the converter circuitry to provide the drive signal at a target drive level; and
respond to the ambient temperature being below the ambient temperature threshold, indicating a potential over-current condition due to a decrease in capacitance of the output capacitor, by causing the converter circuitry to provide the drive signal at a reduced drive level that is lower than the target drive level, wherein providing the drive signal at the reduced drive level comprises ramping the drive signal up to the target drive level over a period of time that is a function of the ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,070,492

DIMMING DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A dimming device, comprising:a pair of input terminals electrically connected between an illumination load and an AC power supply;
a bidirectional switch configured to switch between non-conduction and conduction of a bidirectional current between the pair of input terminals;
an inputter configured to receive a dimming level specifying a magnitude of a light output of the illumination load;
a power supply electrically connected between the pair of input terminals and configured to be supplied with electric power from the AC power supply to generate control electric power;
a controller configured to be supplied with the control electric power from the power supply to operate, the controller being configured to control the bidirectional switch in accordance with the dimming level; and
a current limiter configured to stop generation of the control electric power by the power supply when a current larger than or equal to a specified value flows from the AC power supply to the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,070,491

LED BYPASS AND CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR FAULT TOLERANT LED SYSTEMS

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A register circuit, comprising:a first set of addressable registers comprising a first subset, the first subset of registers comprising On registers of a light emitting diode (LED) light system and a second subset of registers, the second subset of registers comprising Off registers of the light emitting diode (LED) light system;
a logic circuit arranged to select only the first subset in response to a first sequence of K address signals, where K is a positive integer; and
the logic circuit arranged to select a first part of the first subset and a first part of the second subset in response to a second sequence of K address signals.

US Pat. No. 10,070,488

POWER CONVERTER BETWEEN HALOGEN TRANSFORMER AND LED

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A control circuit for controlling a power converter, the power converter comprising an input for receiving a first voltage signal and a first current signal or rectified versions thereof with an electronic transformer for halogen lamps, and the power converter comprising an output for supplying a second voltage signal and a second current signal to a light emitting diode circuit, the control circuit comprising a detector for detecting an amplitude of at least one of the first voltage signal and the first current signal, and the control circuit comprising a controller for in response to a detection result from the detector bringing the power converter into different modes, the first current signal in the different modes having different amplitudes, the different amplitudes comprising different constant values and/or different shapes, wherein the controller is arranged to, during each operation half cycle of the electronic transformer:deactivate and activate the power converter alternatively, and/or
change a behavior of at least a part of the power converter for realizing the different modes;
wherein the electronic transformer comprises a first transistor and a second transistor,
in each operation half cycle of the electronic transformer, the controller being arranged to:
deactivate the power converter and no signal flowing from the output of the electronic transformer for a duration wherein there is current signal flowing through junction from a control electrode to a first main electrode of the first transistor,
activate the power converter after that duration; and
wherein the different modes include,
a first mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first constant value and a second mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second constant value larger than the first constant value,
a first mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first constant value and a second mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second constant value smaller than the first constant value and a third mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a third constant value larger than the second constant value,
a first mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first constant value and a second mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first positive derivative value and a third mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first negative derivative value,
a first mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first negative derivative value and a second mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first positive derivative value and a third mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second negative derivative value and a fourth mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second positive derivative value,
a first mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first constant value and a second mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second constant value larger than the first constant value and has a first positive derivative value, or
a first mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a constant value and a second mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first positive derivative value and a third mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a first negative derivative value and a fourth mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second positive derivative value and a fifth mode wherein an amplitude of the first current signal has a second negative derivative value.

US Pat. No. 10,070,486

OVER-THE-RANGE MICROWAVE OVEN AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. An over-the-range microwave oven comprising:a housing defining an exterior comprising a front side with a door and a rear side;
a cooking unit disposed inside the housing;
a duct unit disposed inside the housing;
a first panel disposed between the housing and the cooking unit and configured to form a wall of a flow path and forming a bottom wall of the duct unit;
a pair of second panels disposed on two lateral sides of the first panel such, wherein a gap between the pair of second panels decreases as the pair of second panels traverse a first end of the first panel toward a second end thereof, and
a third panel disposed at first ends of the pair of second panels and comprising a first
inlet hole and a second inlet hole,
wherein the third panel further comprises a bent portion protruding toward the front side of the housing and disposed between the first inlet hole and the second inlet hole,
wherein the bent portion is configured to be increasingly narrower toward the front side of the housing, wherein a front portion of the bent portion toward the front side of the housing is closed,
wherein the pair of second panels comprise: a pair of first parallel portions respectively disposed on two sides of the third panel and parallel to each other; a pair of nonparallel portions extending from ends of the pair of first parallel portions, respectively,
wherein the bent portion is configured to protrude to a portion where the pair of first parallel portions and the pair of nonparallel portions are connected, and
wherein a gap between the pair of non-parallel portions is increasingly smaller; and a pair of second parallel portions extending from ends of the pair of non-parallel portions, respectively, and disposed parallel to each other, wherein the pair of non-parallel portions are disposed between the pair of first parallel portions and the pair of second parallel portions.

US Pat. No. 10,070,483

HEATING CONTROL DEVICE AND HEATING CONTROL METHOD

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A heating control device for obtaining a solid product of a target component by heating a container in which a solution containing the target component is contained with a heater and evaporating a solvent in the solution, the heating control device comprising:a controller including
a temperature detection module for detecting a temperature of the container;
a heating amount module for controlling an amount of heating by the heater so that the temperature of the container approaches a target temperature based on the detection results provided by the temperature detection module; and
a timing discrimination module for discriminating at least one of a starting timing at which the solidification of the target component begins and an ending timing at which the solidification of the target component ends based on the amount of heating by the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,070,481

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A NETWORK, RADIO STATIONS AND A SYSTEM THEREFOR

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A primary station for communicating with a secondary station, wherein the primary station comprises:an antenna; and
a transceiver coupled to the antenna and configured to transmit to the secondary station a first message and a second message within a time window of a single subframe, wherein each of the first message and the second message includes an indication related to a resource allocated to said secondary station in accordance with a semi persistent schedule,
wherein the first message includes an assignment of a downlink transmission resource, and
wherein the second message includes an assignment of an uplink transmission resource.

US Pat. No. 10,070,479

APPARATUSES AND METHODS PROVIDING CONTROL OF DATA USAGE AND POWER CONSUMPTION ON CELLULAR NETWORKS

LINK LABS, INC., Annapol...

1. A Long Term Evolution Machine Type Communications Category M1 (LTE-M) apparatus, comprising:a communications platform, comprising
a communicator configured to carry out LTE-M communications to and from an LTE-M enabled network; and
a controller operatively connected with the communicator, and configured to determine, based upon instructions stored therein, a framework of one or more categorical Uplink Fields, Downlink Fields and Priority Fields defining parameters representing a substance, a format and a transmission timing of a LTE-M communication to and/or from the network,
the framework being independently established by the controller, and
the controller being configured for operative connection with a host controller and an information resource operatively connected with the host controller, the host controller being configured to control an operation and/or a property of the information resource via communication with the communicator,
wherein the parameters are combinable to decrease a size of the LTE-M communication by shortening a description of messaging of the one or more Uplink Fields, Downlink Fields and Priority Fields, the messaging comprising, with respect to the one or more Uplink Fields, Downlink Fields and Priority Fields, (a) data affecting an operation of the information resource, or (b) data defining a property of the information resource, or (c) a combination of (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 10,070,474

LINK SELECTION FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for selecting a radio access technology (RAT) to use in a device-to-device (D2D) connection, comprising:requesting, by a first wireless device, a radio configuration from a second wireless device, wherein the requested radio configuration comprises one or more radio capabilities associated with the second wireless device;
receiving, at the first wireless device, the one or more radio capabilities from the second wireless device;
negotiating one or more compatible RATs available to use in a D2D connection between the first wireless device and the second wireless device according to at least a multi-radio coexistence state and the one or more radio capabilities received from the second wireless device; and
establishing one or more D2D connections between the first wireless device and the second wireless device using the negotiated one or more compatible RATs.

US Pat. No. 10,070,470

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL DEVICE PROVIDING A WI-FI HOTSPOT FOR ACCESSING THE INTERNET

DISTECH CONTROLS INC., B...

1. An environment control device (ECD) comprising:an input for receiving an input signal having an input frequency from a preceding device in a daisy-chained communication configuration;
an electronic circuit for generating an output signal having an output frequency different and based on the input frequency;
an output for outputting the output signal to a following device in the daisy-chained communication configuration; and
a processing unit for determining a communication address of the ECD based on the input frequency of the input signal; and
a communication module comprising:
a first communication functionality for communicating over a first network using the communication address; and
a second communication functionality consisting of a Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 hotspot functionality for establishing a second network consisting of a IEEE 802.11 hotspot at the ECD;
the communication module providing for receiving upstream Internet data from at least one user terminal over the IEEE 802.11 hotspot and forwarding the upstream Internet data to another device over the first network, and the communication module providing for receiving downstream Internet data from the other device over the first network and forwarding the downstream Internet data to the at least one user terminal over the IEEE 802.11 hotspot.

US Pat. No. 10,070,429

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION IN LOW LATENCY MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

9. An apparatus for transmitting information in a mobile communication system providing a low latency service, the apparatus comprising:a radio frequency (RF) converter configured to transmit and receive a signal through an antenna; and
a processor connected to the RF converter and configured to transmit control information,
wherein the processor comprises:
a request obtaining processor configured to obtain delay time requirements of terminals, wherein the delay time requirements represent required delay times of data packets according to characteristics of services provided to each of the terminals;
a control region configuring processor configured to determine time intervals for transmitting control information for respective terminals based on the obtained delay time requirements, determine offsets of the respective terminals, and configure control regions for transmitting control information of the respective terminals based on the time intervals and the offsets; and
a control information transmission processor configured to:
transmit control information to the terminals through the control regions, wherein the control information includes the time intervals and the offsets,
before the transmitting of control information, obtain frame numbers based on the time intervals and the offsets, and
configure the control regions by shortframes respectively corresponding to the obtained frame numbers,
wherein in the obtaining of the frame numbers, frame numbers satisfying a condition of (SN % interval)==offset are obtained, wherein SN denotes a shortframe number.

US Pat. No. 10,070,428

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT TRANSMISSION FROM A DORMANT STATE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation in a radio network node of a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an uplink data packet sent from a wireless terminal on common-channel resources of a cell associated with the radio network node, the cell being among a plurality of cells comprising a registration area of the wireless communication system, and the wireless terminal transitioning from a dormant state in the cell for transmission of the uplink data packet without performing a cell update procedure towards the radio network node;
extracting from header information accompanying the uplink data packet an area-specific identifier previously assigned to the wireless terminal by the wireless communication system for temporarily identifying the wireless device in all cells of the registration area;
identifying a network-wide identifier that is associated with the area-specific identifier, the network-wide identifier identifying the wireless terminal within the wireless communication system, irrespective of the cell or registration area the wireless terminal operates or resides in; and
handling the uplink data packet according to the network-wide identifier, including forwarding the uplink data packet toward a core network node in the wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,070,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STACKING RECEIVER CHANNELS FOR INCREASED SYSTEM THROUGH-PUT IN AN RF DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for increasing throughput during wireless communication, the method comprising:transmitting, from a base station, data information on at least one data channel and control information on at least one control channel;
receiving, at the base station, information relating to a channel condition of the at least one data channel;
determining, in response to the received information, if the channel condition on the at least one data channel is unacceptable;
if the channel condition on the at least on data channel is unacceptable, transmitting, from the base station, a signal informing a subscriber station that subsequent data information will be transmitted on the at least one control channel, where the signal is transmitted on the at least one control channel prior to transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel; and
transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel instead of the at least one data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,070,422

DUPLEX COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A bidirectional communication method comprising:transmitting an uplink control channel and a downlink control channel respectively in a first subband and a third subband of an available un-paired spectrum, wherein control channels of reverse directions are transmitted at a same time in the first subband and third subband; and
transmitting uplink data and downlink data of a data channel in a time division multiplexing manner in a second subband of the available un-paired spectrum,
wherein the first subband and the third subband are on the two ends of the available un-paired spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,070,402

ADAPTIVE, PREDICTIVE SYNCHRONIZATION FOR REDUCING CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT DELAYS IN AD-HOC FREQUENCY HOPPING SPREAD SPECTRUM NETWORKS

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A method for performing a predictive frequency search in an ad-hoc multi-hop wireless networks, the method comprising:entering into a predictive frequency search mode on an initiating node;
deriving a plurality of predicted frequencies for a target node by using synchronization information including at least both an internal time and a frequency hopping velocity received from the target node at an earlier time to predict which frequency the target node is expected to be on;
selecting, for the target node, one predicted frequency from the plurality of predicted frequencies to send a synchronization request on;
transmitting the synchronization request to the target node from the initiating node on the selected predicted frequency;
determining whether the transmitted synchronization request is a last synchronization request to be sent from the initiating node to the target node in the predictive frequency search mode; and
repeating, if the transmitted synchronization request is not the last synchronization request, selecting, transmitting, and determining within a new predicted frequency from the plurality of predicted frequencies until the transmitted synchronization request is the last synchronization request.

US Pat. No. 10,070,145

METHOD OF CODING BASED ON STRING MATCHING FOR VIDEO COMPRESSION

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method of dictionary-based encoding for a block of video data, the method comprising:receiving a current coding unit in a current picture, wherein the current coding unit is one of a plurality of coding units that are partitioned from a large coding unit (LCU);
converting current pixels of the current coding unit into a current one-dimensional (1-D) packed pixel data using an intra-block scanning pattern;
determining a match condition regarding whether a current sample-string starting at a current position of the current 1-D packed pixel data matches one previously coded sample-string of reference 1-D packed pixel data, wherein the reference 1-D packed pixel data is generated by converting previously coded coding units using the intra-block scanning pattern within each previously coded coding unit;
if the match condition is asserted, signaling one or more first syntax elements to indicate a string length of said one previously coded sample-string,
wherein said one or more first syntax elements comprise a first flag indicating whether the string length of said one previously coded sample-string is in a first length group,
wherein if the first flag is asserted, said one or more first syntax elements further comprise a first length indicator to indicate the string length of said one previously coded sample-string, and if the first flag is not asserted, said one or more first syntax elements further comprise a second flag indicating whether the string length of said one previously coded sample-string is in a second length group, and
wherein the first length group and the second length group include only string lengths that are restricted to be multiples of 3;
encoding the current sample-string based on the match condition.

US Pat. No. 10,070,123

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING AND CALIBRATING DISPLAYS

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A display calibration apparatus comprising:a display mounting assembly comprising:
a mounting platform; and
a multi-axis positioning device coupled to the mounting platform for adjusting an orientation of the mounting platform;
a camera device positioned to receive light emitted by a plurality of sub-pixels of a display mounted on the mounting platform, the camera device including an image sensor array that captures the light emitted by the plurality of sub-pixels of the display;
a camera lens positioned to direct the light emitted by the plurality of sub-pixels of the display onto the image sensor array of the camera device; and
a focuser disposed between the camera device and the camera lens to move the camera lens axially along an optical axis of the camera lens.

US Pat. No. 10,070,030

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO MAXIMIZE THE DISPLAY AREA OF A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a display associated with the mobile device, the display comprising a display surface for displaying a plurality of icons; and
a sensor disposed beneath the display surface at a location coincident with at least one of the plurality of icons, the at least one icon comprising a sensor icon, a physical component of the sensor underneath the display surface visible as at least a part of an appearance of the sensor icon, the display surface at the location functioning as both a display for the sensor icon and an access point to the sensor, the sensor icon operable to activate the sensor when selected, and the sensor operable to perform a sensing function when activated.

US Pat. No. 10,069,895

WIRELESS CONTENT LOADER FOR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A content loader for downloading multimedia content having a predetermined size from a remote content server over one or a combination of a first wireless network and a second wireless network to a content server of an entertainment system of an aircraft having an electrical system, the content loader comprising:a multi-mode wireless data communications module executed by one or more hardware processors and having at least a first communications mode corresponding to the first wireless network and a second communications mode corresponding to the second wireless network;
a controller that establishes a data link to the remote content server with the multi-mode wireless data communications module, the controller activating either one or both of the first communications mode and the second communications mode based at least in part upon an evaluation of availability of the first wireless network being within range;
a data storage device that stores the retrieved multimedia content and has a capacity of 256 GB or more accommodating the predetermined size of the retrieved multimedia content; and
an electrical power storage device selectively connectible to the multi-mode wireless data communications module, the controller, and the data storage device, the electrical power storage device being selectively connected in response to the electrical system of the aircraft being powered down, the electrical power storage device being rechargeable;
wherein the controller downloads the multimedia content while the electrical system of the aircraft is powered down, the predetermined size of the multimedia content being based upon a time period between scheduled operations of the aircraft during which the multimedia content is to be transmitted from the remote content server, the electrical power storage device having a capacity of 80 watt-hours or more to power the multi-mode wireless communications module, the controller, and the data storage device specifically for the time period during which the multimedia content is to be transmitted from the remote content server, and wherein the controller further copies the multimedia content stored on the data storage device to the content server of the entertainment system following the electrical system of the aircraft being powered up upon resuming the operation of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,069,664

SPIRAL POLYNOMIAL DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

Astrapi Corporation, Dal...

1. A method for communicating comprising:identifying a set of basis polynomial functions used to generate waveforms, wherein each of the basis polynomial functions in the set of basis polynomial functions is orthogonal to each of the other basis polynomial functions in the set of basis polynomial functions in a polynomial coefficient space;
combining the set of basis polynomial functions into a message polynomial;
generating a transmission polynomial comprising the message polynomial;
generating, from the transmission polynomial, a sequence of amplitude values; and transmitting, with a transmitter, a signal based on the sequence of amplitude values;
transmitting a synchronization pulse having a length of one transmission time interval, the synchronization pulse comprising the message polynomial having a plurality of sub-channels, the plurality of sub-channels comprising a rising exponential having a peak amplitude, a falling exponential having a peak amplitude equal to the peak amplitude of the rising exponential, and one or more sub-channels set to amplitude zero.

US Pat. No. 10,069,643

DISPLAY INSERTS, OVERLAYS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

KIP PROD P1 LP, New York...

1. A digital media device at a user premises for providing a dynamic graphical user interface for display by a television display, the digital media device comprising:at least one interface configured to receive media for presentation via the television display and configured to communicate with a gateway device and a plurality of digital devices at the user premises, wherein the gateway device is configured to provide, via a network, access to one or more application services;
memory that locally stores one or more media applications, wherein the media applications include
a first media application associated with media available from a first service provider, the first media application being configured to establish bidirectional communication with the first service provider, and
a second media application associated with media available from a second service provider, the second media application being configured to establish bidirectional communication with the second service provider;
at least one processor coupled to the memory and the at least one interface, wherein the at least one processor is configured to provide
a first composite signal for displaying a composite image on the television display, wherein the composite image represents
media obtained and/or accessible via the at least one interface and
the one or more application services, the first media application, and/or the second media application provided via the gateway device, and
a second composite signal for displaying, via the television display, user selectable icons that represent at least one of
respective digital devices at the user premises and/or media available from the respective digital devices, or
streamable video media available and/or obtained from at least one of the first service provider or second service provider,
wherein the digital media device is configured to provide graphical interaction with one or more distribution systems via a graphical user interface displayed on the television display, wherein the graphical interaction, via the graphical user interface, includes access to the user selectable icons displayed by the television display; and
wherein one or more of the user selectable icons, when selected, are configured to generate a respective image corresponding to the selected user selectable icon, and wherein the processor is configured to cause the television display to display the respective image overlaid on or inserted into the composite image to form a separate composite image.

US Pat. No. 10,069,559

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING A TRANSPORT STREAM FROM SATELLITE TRANSPONDER SIGNALS

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

1. A method comprising:capturing a satellite feed, the satellite feed including multiple transport streams from multiple transponder signals, wherein each transport stream corresponds to one of the multiple transponder signals, and wherein each transport stream includes multiple input streams;
selecting a set of input streams from the multiple transport streams based on a specified criterion;
generating a specified set of transport streams from the set of input streams, wherein the specified set of transport streams includes a new transport stream having a first set of input streams selected from more than one of the multiple transport streams, wherein a first quantity of transport streams in the specified set is different from a second quantity of transport streams in the multiple transport streams; and
transmitting the specified set of transport streams to a receiving device, wherein the new transport stream is transmitted as a new transponder signal.

US Pat. No. 10,069,337

PORTABLE TERMINAL CHARGING DEVICE AND AUTOMOBILE EQUIPPED WITH SAME

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A portable terminal charging device comprising:a support plate whose front surface side serves as a portable terminal installation unit;
a charging coil that is arranged on a rear surface side of the support plate so as to face the support plate;
a first detection coil that is arranged between the charging coil and the portable terminal installation unit of the support plate, and that has a large diameter;
a second detection coil that is arranged inward of the first detection coil, and that has a smaller diameter than the first detection coil; and
a controller that is connected to the first and second detection coils,
wherein the controller performs a safety operation if a ratio (V2/V1) of a second voltage (V2) detected by the second detection coil to a first voltage (V1) detected by the first detection coil becomes smaller than a set value, and
wherein the controller stops power supply to the charging coil in order to perform the safety operation if the ration (V2/V1) of the second voltage (V2) detected by the second detection coil to the first voltage (V1) detected by the first detection coil becomes smaller than the set value.

US Pat. No. 10,068,996

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, FABRICATION METHOD, AND DISPLAY PANEL

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate; and
at least one thin-film-transistor, wherein, the thin-film-transistor includes:
an active layer formed on the substrate, including a source region, a drain region, and a channel region located between the source region and the drain region;
a source electrode metal contact layer, a drain electrode metal contact layer, and a barrier layer formed on a side of the active layer facing away from the substrate, wherein:
the source electrode metal contact layer, the drain electrode metal contact layer, and the barrier layer are different regions of a same layer;
the source electrode metal contact layer has an orthogonal projection on the active layer overlapping with the source region;
the drain electrode metal contact layer has an orthogonal projection on the active layer overlapping with the drain electrode; and
the barrier layer is located between the source electrode metal contact layer and the drain electrode metal contact layer, and has an orthogonal projection on the active layer overlapping with the channel region; and
a source electrode formed on a side of the source electrode metal contact layer facing away from active layer, a drain electrode formed on a side of the drain electrode metal contact layer facing away from the active layer, and a gate electrode insulated from the barrier layer and formed on a side of the barrier layer facing away from the active layer, wherein:
the source electrode is electrically connected to the source region in the active layer through the source electrode metal contact layer; and
the drain electrode is electrically connected to the drain region in the active layer through the drain electrode metal contact layer.

US Pat. No. 10,068,941

IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A method for manufacturing an image pickup device, comprising:preparing a semiconductor substrate having a main surface and a rectangular pixel region at the main surface;
forming a plurality of photoelectric conversion devices in the pixel region of the semiconductor substrate;
forming, over the plurality of photoelectric conversion devices, an interconnect layer containing copper;
forming an insulating liner layer containing nitrogen to cover an upper surface of the interconnect layer; and
selectively removing the insulating liner layer in a region that is outside the pixel region and is located within a region that has a corner in a vertical angle relationship with one of four corners of the pixel region in a plan view, to form an extra-pixel removal region in the insulating liner layer,
wherein an active region of a single conduction type surrounded by an element isolating insulating layer is formed in an entire region of the main surface of the semiconductor substrate located directly under the extra-pixel removal region.

US Pat. No. 10,068,520

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light-emitting display panel, comprising:a pixel array comprising pixel regions in M rows and N columns, M and N each being an integer greater than or equal to 2;
a plurality of pixel driving circuits, each pixel driving circuit comprising a light-emitting diode and a driving transistor for driving the light-emitting diode;
a plurality of reference voltage signal lines for providing a reference voltage signal to the plurality of pixel driving circuits; and
a plurality of data voltage signal lines for providing a data voltage signal to the plurality of pixel driving circuits;
wherein the plurality of pixel driving circuits comprise a first pixel driving circuit, a second pixel driving circuit and a third pixel driving circuit, the first pixel driving circuit and the second pixel driving circuit are adjacent to each other in a row direction of the pixel array, and the second pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit are adjacent to each other in the row direction of the pixel array;
wherein the first pixel driving circuit and the second pixel driving circuit share one of the plurality of reference voltage signal lines, and the second pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit share one of the plurality of data voltage signal lines; and
wherein the organic light-emitting display panel further comprises a first control signal line and a second control signal line, the first pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit receive the reference voltage signal and the data voltage signal and turn on the light-emitting diodes in the first pixel driving circuit and the third pixel driving circuit under control of a first control signal input from the first control signal line, and the second pixel driving circuit receives the reference voltage signal and the data voltage signal and turns on the light-emitting diode in the second pixel driving circuit under control of a second control signal input from the second control signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,068,061

HOME THERAPY ENTRY, MODIFICATION, AND REPORTING SYSTEM

Baxter International Inc....

1. A therapy entry, modification and reporting system comprising:a plurality of home therapy machines each configured to perform a home therapy on a patient at a home or dwelling of the patient, each home therapy machine including at least one processor operating a connectivity agent;
a connectivity server located remote from the home or dwelling of the patient, wherein the connectivity server is configured to provide a check that at least one of (i) data in a packet of data is actually sent or (ii) data is sent to the proper home therapy machine, wherein the connectivity agent of each home therapy machine allows the home therapy machine to connect to the connectivity server and transfer data to and from the connectivity server only when the connectivity agent is activated, and wherein the connectivity agent is deactivated during performance of the home therapy and when the connectivity agent is deactivated, the respective home therapy machine is prevented from sending any data to or receiving any data from the connectivity server, and wherein after the home therapy is complete, the at least one processor activates the connectivity agent;
a system hub in data communication with the plurality of home therapy machines via the connectivity server, the system hub managing data communication between a website hosted by the system hub and the plurality of home therapy machines,
wherein the website includes
a therapy prescription screen enabling specification of supplies needed at the patient's home or dwelling for operation with one of the home therapy machines,
a device program screen enabling setting of parameters by which at least one of the home therapy machines operates to perform the home therapy on the patient, wherein at least one of the parameters includes an allowed range of values and is associated with a patient editable setting for the at least one parameter, and wherein if the patient editable setting is enabled at the device program screen, the patient can modify the value of the at least one parameter at the home therapy machine within its respective allowed range of values, and
a clinician dashboard screen including a list of patients and a notification associated with at least one of the listed patients, the notification indicating whether a predefined treatment condition or alert occurred during the home therapy.

US Pat. No. 10,067,856

EMPLOYING CODE OVERLAYS TO FACILITATE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method for editing and testing computer programming code, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, a first file comprising computer programming code;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a code overlay comprising one or more modifications to be applied to the computer programming code of the first file;
determining, by the one or more computer processors, a first location within the computer programming code of the first file, at which to apply the code overlay;
receiving, by one or more processors, a first input that identifies one or more lines of computer programming code within the first file;
determining, by one or more processors, one or more offset values corresponding to the identified one or more lines of computer programming code of the first file;
creating, by one or more processors, another code overlay based, at least in part, on identified one or more lines of computer programming code and the corresponding one or more offset values associated with the identified one or more lines of computer programming code of the first file;
receiving, by one or more processors, a second input that identifies a storage location of the other code overlay; and
storing, by one or more processors, the other code overlay within the storage location of the second input;
generating, by one or more processors, a second file comprising uncompiled composite computer programming code, wherein the uncompiled composite computer programming code includes the computer programming code of the first file modified by the one or more modifications of the code overlay applied at the first location; and
executing, by one or more computer processors, the uncompiled composite computer programming code of the second file to test the uncompiled composite computer programming code of the second file.

US Pat. No. 10,067,745

RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR

National Research Council...

1. A method of generating a random number comprising:applying pulses of energy to amplify a quantum mechanical vacuum fluctuation by transient Raman scattering interactions in a medium, where said transient Raman scattering interactions generate one or more macroscopic fields having phase that is random and measurable; and
measuring the phase to obtain a value for the phase, the value of the phase being a random number.

US Pat. No. 10,067,570

NON-CONTACT OPERATION DETECTION DEVICE

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. A vehicle-mounted non-contact operation detection device, comprising:a plurality of sensors detecting a detection object, and each of the plurality of sensors in which an output detection value is changed according to a position of the detection object in a detection range of each of the plurality of sensors; and
a control section detecting non-contact operation, and based on a mode of the output detection value of each of the plurality of sensors, the control section acquiring elapsed time when the output detection value of each of the plurality of sensors reaches a peak,
wherein the control section executes one of a first mode and a second mode as an operation mode,
in the first mode, the control section specifies a type of non-contact operation based on a first rule to determine whether or not the non-contact operation is an effective operation, and in the second mode, the control section specifies the type of non-contact operation based on a second rule to determine whether or not the non-contact operation is an effective operation, and the control section determines not to specify the type of non-contact operation when at least one of the plurality of sensors cannot acquire a time when the detection value reaches the peak in the first mode and the second mode,
in the detection range of the plurality of sensors, a detection range in which the non-contact operation is detected differs in the first mode and the second mode, and
the control section detects the non-contact operation in the detection range of the operation mode executed.

US Pat. No. 10,067,351

OPTICAL ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam of a different wavelength, each emitted beam having a fast diverging axis and a slow diverging axis;
a hybrid lens disposed optically downstream of the array of beam emitters, the hybrid lens having (i) a first surface for collimating the beams along the fast diverging axis, and (ii) a second surface for reducing divergence of the beams along the slow diverging axis;
disposed optically downstream of the hybrid lens, an optical rotator for rotating the beams;
disposed optically downstream of the optical rotator, focusing optics for focusing the rotated beams toward a dispersive element;
disposed optically downstream of the focusing optics, the dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the focused beams; and
disposed optically downstream of the dispersive element, a partially reflective output coupler for receiving the dispersed beams, reflecting a first portion thereof back toward the dispersive element, and transmitting a second portion thereof as a multi-wavelength output beam.

US Pat. No. 10,067,215

PHANTOM FOR EVALUATING PERFORMANCE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS USING ULTRA HIGH FIELD

The Catholic University o...

1. A phantom for evaluating performance of an ultra high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) apparatus, the phantom comprising:an outer container opened and closed using a stopper and formed with an insertion hole for injecting components of a liver metabolite and a lipid;
an inner container for quantitatively evaluating the components of the liver metabolite and the lipid, acquiring an MRI image using a spin echo sequence, and acquiring a relaxation time through spectroscopy using a single voxel technique of the MRI apparatus;
a geometric accuracy evaluation apparatus installed at an upper end portion of the outer container in a shape of three-dimensional lattice type frame;
slice position evaluation apparatuses of different shapes, capable of measuring a position of a slice in a middle of the outer container;
a contrast resolution evaluation apparatus configured of a plurality of holes in the middle of the outer container to perform evaluation at regular intervals;
a spatial resolution evaluation apparatus installed inside the outer container and having a plurality of hole bundles configured of space evaluation holes, wherein the space evaluation holes are formed and arranged to have different diameters;
a slice thickness evaluation apparatus installed at a height that is equal to a height of the spatial resolution evaluation apparatus and attached to the outer container to be formed in a shape of a stair; and
a brain metabolite evaluation apparatus configured of a plurality of layers at a lower portion of the outer container.

US Pat. No. 10,067,128

CELL-BOUND COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PRODUCT ASSAYS AS COMPANION DIAGNOSTICS FOR ANTIBODY-BASED DRUGS

Allegheny-Singer Research...

1. A method of estimating, for a subject, the binding of a potential therapeutic antibody directed against a B lymphocyte antigen, which comprises, in a blood sample containing white blood cells from the subject:quantitating a level of presence of at least one biomarker on a surface of a B lymphocyte in the sample, wherein the biomarker is selected from the group consisting of C4d, C3d, C4b, iC4b, C3b, iC3b, and C3dg; and
comparing the level of presence of the biomarker for the subject with the level of presence of the biomarker on a surface of a B lymphocyte of a control sample to determine whether the subject's level of presence of the biomarker is elevated as compared to the level of presence in the control sample,
correlating an increased level of presence of the biomarker in the blood sample from the subject as compared to the level of presence for the control sample with a decreased binding of the potential therapeutic antibody directed against the B lymphocyte antigen on the B lymphocytes of the subject, wherein the increased level of presence of the biomarker is detected before the administration of the potential therapeutic antibody treatment to the subject and without reference to the expression of the B lymphocyte antigen targeted by the potential therapeutic antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,066,138

ROOM-TEMPERATURE-CURABLE SILICONE RUBBER COMPOSITION, THE USE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DOW CORNING TORAY CO., LT...

1. A room-temperature-curable silicone rubber composition comprising:(A) an organopolysiloxane having in each molecule at least two alkoxysilyl-containing groups represented by general formula:

wherein R1 is the same or different monovalent hydrocarbon group lacking an aliphatic unsaturated bond, R2 is an alkyl group, R3 is the same or different alkylene group, a is an integer from 0 to 2, and p is an integer from 1 to 50
on silicon atoms in the molecular chain;
(B) an alkoxysilane represented by general formula:
R42Si(OR5)2
wherein R4 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group, and R5 is an alkyl group or a partially hydrolyzed condensate thereof;
(C) a condensation-reaction catalyst, and
(D) a silicone resin represented by average unit formula:
(R63SiO1/2)b(SiO4/2)
wherein R6 is the same or different monovalent hydrocarbon group, and b is a number from 0.5 to 1.5; and
optionally further comprising one or more components selected from:
(E) an organopolysiloxane lacking a hydroxyl group and an alkoxy group on a silicon atom in the molecular chain;
(F) an adhesion promoter; and
(G) a reinforcing filler;
wherein the composition is free from calcium carbonate, wherein the composition contains from 0.5 to 30 parts by mass of component (B), from 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of component (C), and from 10 to 250 parts by mass of component (D), relative to 100 parts by mass of component (A).

US Pat. No. 10,066,024

METHODS OF GENERATING ANTIBODIES TO METALLOENZYMES

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. An antibody comprising an antigen recognition region which binds to the synthetic zinc-mimicry epitopewherein R is O—CH2—CH2—CONH—CH2—CH2—NH2,wherein said antibody is obtainable by immunizing a subject with:
(i) said synthetic zinc-mimicry epitope; and
(ii) matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7).

US Pat. No. 10,065,978

CYSTEINE-MODIFYING SUBSTRATE ANALOGUE INHIBITORS OF RIBOSE 5-PHOSPHATE ISOMERASE FOR PARASITIC DISEASES, ALONG WITH METHODS OF THEIR FORMATION AND USE

University of South Carol...

1. A compound having the formula:
where:
R1 is an acyl-2-thioethyl derivative;
X1 is P;
X2 is O;
X3 is an organic linkage;
n is an integer from 0 to 5;
X4 is CH, CH2, SH, O, NH, or S;
X5 is H, CH, CH2, CH3, NH, SH, S, B, O, or a halogen; and
X6 is H, CH, CH2, CH3, NH, SH, S, B, O, or a halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,065,923

THICKENING STABILIZER AND THICKENING STABILIZATION COMPOSITION USING SAME

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (1):whereinR1 represents straight chain or branched chain alkyl groups having 6 to 20 carbon atoms,
R2 represents straight chain or branched chain alkyl groups, alkenyl groups, or alkynyl groups having not less than 6 carbon atoms,
R1 and R2 are different from each other, and
n represents an integer of 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,065,919

IONIZABLE CATIONIC LIPIDS

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A lipid nanoparticle comprising a lipid compound having the structure:
wherein
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an optionally substituted, variably saturated or unsaturated C1-C20 alkyl and an optionally substituted, variably saturated or unsaturated C6-C20 acyl;
L1 and L2 are each independently optionally substituted polyunsaturated C6-C20 alkenyl;
m and o are each independently zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, or twenty; and
n is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, or twenty.

US Pat. No. 10,065,835

CAR DOOR-SHAFT DOOR COUPLING

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A car door/shaft door coupling comprising:a pivot lever rotatably mounted on a support element for rotation about an axis of rotation, the support element being mounted on a door leaf, the door leaf having a door leaf plane; and
a movable element coupled to the pivot lever wherein a movement of the movable element parallel to the door leaf plane causes the pivot lever to execute a rotational movement for coupling of a car door including the door leaf with a shaft door and simultaneously change a spacing of the pivot lever from the door leaf plane by horizontal movement transverse to the door leaf plane.

US Pat. No. 10,065,276

REDUCED COMPRESSION HEIGHT PISTON AND PISTON ASSEMBLY THEREWITH AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul LLC, South...

1. A method of constructing a piston assembly for an internal combustion engine, comprising:forming a piston head having a top part and a bottom part and bonding the top part to the bottom part together to form a pillar;
the piston head having an upper combustion wall with an undercrown surface and a ring belt region depending from said upper combustion wall and having a floor spaced beneath the upper combustion wall in radial alignment with the ring belt region, with a substantially enclosed, annular cooling gallery bounded by the undercrown surface and the floor that extends uninterrupted uninterruptedly across the floor except in an area of the pillar, wherein the floor provides a planar surface and extends through an entire upper region of the bottom part;
forming a pair of pin bores extending directly from the floor of the cooling gallery such that the floor of the cooling gallery defines a portion of a pin bearing surface and wherein a portion of the pin bearing surface defined by the floor extends continuously from one of said pin bores to the other of said pin bores;
inserting a pin in the pin bores; and
fixing an end of a connecting rod directly to the pin for conjoint oscillation therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,065,265

JOINED BODY

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A joined body that is formed by joining end surfaces of two joining members to each other by a friction welding,comprising:
hollow portions respectively formed on the two joining members, each of the hollow portions being configured to have an opening at a joining face between the two joining members; and
an annular groove portion formed on an inner circumferential surface of at least one of the hollow portions, wherein
a bead formed by the friction welding is provided in the hollow portion in which the groove portion is formed,
the groove portion is arranged at a position separated in an axial direction from a root portion of the bead provided in the hollow portion in which the groove portion is formed,
the groove portion is formed only in a part, in the axial direction, of the inner circumferential surface of at least one of the hollow portions,
the inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion has:
a first surface having an inner diameter smaller than that of the groove portion, the bead being provided on the first surface; and
a second surface having an inner diameter smaller than that of the groove portion, the groove portion being provided between the first surface and the second surface in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,064,988

BIOLOGICAL FLUID FILTERS WITH PORT FOR OPTIMIZED FLOW DISTRIBUTION

FENWAL, INC., Lake Zuric...

1. A device for removing unwanted cells from a biological fluid comprising:a) a housing comprising a pair of flexible walls defining an interior chamber between said walls, said housing having a top peripheral edge and a bottom peripheral edge;
b) a removal medium filter of non-woven fibers within said interior chamber;
c) an inlet port carried by one of said pair of housing walls and an outlet port carried by the other of said pair of housing walls, wherein said inlet port is closer to said top peripheral edge and said outlet port is closer to said bottom peripheral edge, said inlet port and said outlet port being located on said housing walls in diametrically opposed positions;
d) each of said ports defining a flow path, said flow path comprising a chamber-communicating portion at said housing wall and an adjacent portion wherein said chamber-communicating portion has a cross-section larger than the cross-section of said adjacent portion, wherein each of said inlet port and said outlet port comprises a flexible flared wall defining said chamber-communicating portion, wherein said flexible flared wall defining said chamber-communicating portion of said inlet port flares non-symmetrically outwardly relative to an axis that is generally perpendicular to said housing wall and wherein said flexible flared wall of said inlet port that is nearer said bottom peripheral edge flares outwardly from said adjacent portion at a greater angle relative to said axis than said flexible flared wall nearer said top peripheral edge, and wherein said chamber-communicating portion of said inlet port does not overlap with said chamber-communicating portion of said outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,064,612

ASYMMETRIC OCCLUDER DEVICE

Occlutech Holding AG, Sc...

1. An asymmetric occlusion device for occluding an opening in a body tissue wherein the opening is defined by a partial adequate rim and a partial inadequate rim, comprising:a. a waist portion having a distal end extending to a proximal end, the waist portion being formed of non-woven material extending around a longitudinal axis opening;
b. a pair of asymmetric occluder disks, comprising:
i. an asymmetric distal occluder disk attached to the distal end of the waist portion, the asymmetric distal occluder disk having a rim, the asymmetric distal occluder disk comprises shape memory material, the asymmetric distal occluder disk being asymmetric in a radial direction relative a longitudinal axis of the occlusion device, and
ii. an asymmetric proximal occluder disk attached to the proximal end of the waist portion, the asymmetric proximal occluder disk having a rim, the asymmetric proximal occluder disk comprises shape memory material, and the asymmetric proximal occluder disk being asymmetric in the radial direction relative the longitudinal axis of the occlusion device,
wherein each asymmetric occluder disk comprises:
i). a first short arm having a density and a first portion extending from the waist portion to the rim with a first length as measured perpendicularly relative the longitudinal axis of the occlusion device, wherein the first short arm comprises shape memory wire material, and
ii) a second extended arm having a density and a portion extending from the waist portion to the rim with a second length as measured perpendicularly relative the longitudinal axis of the occlusion device, wherein a length of the second extended arm, as measured perpendicularly from a hub of the occlusion device, exceeds a length of the first short arm and wherein the second extended arm comprises a mesh of shape memory wire material;
wherein the density of the first short arm exceeds the density of the second extended arm,
wherein the distal disk is larger in size than the proximal disk to prevent dislodgement of the occluder device from the opening in the body tissue; and
wherein the first length is longer than the second length.
US Pat. No. 10,064,963

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING DISORDERS

PIERIS PHARMACEUTICALS GM...

1. A lipocalin mutein having at least 95% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein sequence identity is determined by dividing the number of identical residues by the total number of residues and multiplying the product by 100, wherein said mutein is capable of inducing internalization of c-Met from the surface of a cell that expresses c-Met, and wherein the mutein comprises, at positions 26-34, 56-58, 80, 83, 104-106, and 108 corresponding to the linear polypeptide sequence of the mature human tear lipocalin (SEQ ID NO: 3), the same set of amino acid residues that the muteins set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2 have at the respective positions.
US Pat. No. 10,066,250

ENGINEERED IMINE REDUCTASES AND METHODS FOR THE REDUCTIVE AMINATION OF KETONE AND AMINE COMPOUNDS

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. An engineered polypeptide having imine reductase activity, wherein said polypeptide has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:2, and comprises a substitution at a position corresponding to position 197 of SEQ ID NO:2, wherein the amino acid at position 197 has been replaced with proline or an aliphatic or a non-polar residue.

US Pat. No. 10,070,534

TOOL FOR CUTTING THE ISTHMUSES OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

PIERGIACOMI SUD-S.R.L., ...

1. A tool for cutting isthmuses of printed circuit boards, wherein the isthmuses are bridges of material disposed in slots of a plate having a plurality of PCBs, the tool comprising:a base plate with an upper surface and a lower surface;
a spindle having a shank affixable to a rotating machine and a cutting tip insertable into the slots of the plate having the plurality of PCBs and to cut the isthmuses;
a spindle support fixed to said base plate and revolvingly supporting said spindle;
a head fixed to said base plate and having a through hole in which said shank of the spindle is disposed; and
a guide mounted on said head and having a through hole in which said cutting tip of the spindle is disposed; in such manner that a portion of the cutting tip of the spindle protrudes from the guide, said guide comprising a guide rib aligned with the cutting tip of the spindle and insertable into the slots of the plate with the plurality of PCBs in order to guide a relative movement of the plate with the PCBs with respect to the tool wherein the plate with the plurality of PCBs is freely movable from a top position to a bottom position and from the bottom position to the top position so that the guide rib of said guide enters into the slot of the plate having the plurality of PCBs and the guide rib of the guide exits from the slot of the plate having the plurality of PCBs in order to rotate the plate having the plurality of PCBs.

US Pat. No. 10,070,525

INTERNAL TO INTERNAL COAXIAL VIA TRANSITION STRUCTURES IN PACKAGE SUBSTRATES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A microelectronic package structure comprising:a package substrate;
a coaxial via that extends from a top surface to a bottom surface of the package substrate, wherein a coaxial pad is on a bottom portion of the coaxial via adjacent the bottom surface of the package;
an internal stripline trace physically coupled within the package substrate to the coaxial via, wherein the internal strip line trace is above the coaxial pad, and wherein the coaxial via extends through the internal stripline trace to the coaxial pad;
at least two internal coaxial via structures, wherein each of the at least two internal coaxial via structures comprises a coaxial via portion on an internal coaxial via pad; and
a microstrip trace on a top surface of the package substrate, wherein the microstrip trace is electrically coupled to the internal stripline trace.

US Pat. No. 10,070,514

HIGH CURRENT SWITCH

1. A high current switch of a motor vehicle, comprising:a first bus bar;
a second bus bar; and
a first semiconductor switch with a control connection and a first transmission connection and a second transmission connection, the first transmission connection being directly electrically contacted with the first bus bar and the second transmission connection being directly electrically contacted with the second bus bar,
wherein the first bus bar is arranged parallel to the second bus bar, such that a first face of the first bus bar opposes a first face of the second bus bar,
wherein the first semiconductor switch is arranged between the first bus bar and the second bus bar,
wherein an end face of the first transmission connection opposes the first face of the first bus bar and an end face of the second transmission connection opposes the first face of the second bus bar, and
wherein the end face of the first transmission connection directly electrically contacts the first face of the first bus bar and the end face of the second transmission connection directly electrically contacts the first face of the second bus bar.

US Pat. No. 10,070,512

MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A multilayer circuit board, comprising:a first substrate provided with two first pads, two second pads, and two first sub-circuits, wherein the first pads are electrically connected to the first sub-circuits via one group of plated through holes and the second pads are electrically connected to the first sub-circuits via another group of plated through holes, the first pads and the second pads are provided on a top surface of the first substrate, and the first sub-circuit is embedded in the first substrate; and
a second substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface, a lateral edge, and two openings, wherein the bottom surface of the second substrate is attached to the top surface of the first substrate; the openings extend from the top surface to the bottom surface of the second substrate, and the first pads of the first substrate are in the opening of the second substrate; the second pads of the first substrate are beside the lateral edge of the second substrate, and are not covered by the second substrate; the second substrate is further provided with two pads on the top surface and a second sub-circuit electrically connected to the pads of the second substrate;
wherein the second substrate is smaller than the first substrate; the second pads of the first substrate are beyond the lateral edge of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,070,511

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A wiring board, comprising:an insulating resin layer comprising resin material and filler; and
a conductive circuit layer laminated on a surface of the insulating resin layer and having a plurality of wiring patterns,
wherein the filler has particle diameters of 15% or less of a minimum width of the wiring patterns when the particle diameters of the filler are measured in a unit range defined such that the unit range has a width and a length where the length is measured from the surface of the insulating resin layer and is selected from a smaller of twice the minimum width of the wiring patterns and a thickness of the insulating resin layer, and the width is twice the minimum width of the wiring patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,070,510

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ION BEAM PULSES EXTRACTION

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A method for controlling the extraction of ion beam pulses produced by a synchrocyclotron comprising electrodes configured to be placed in a magnetic field, wherein an alternating voltage is applied between the electrodes, and wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is modulated in a cyclic manner, the method applying at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet, the method comprising:initiating an acceleration cycle of the synchrocyclotron to provide an ion beam pulse, wherein one modulation cycle of the modulated frequency of the alternating voltage corresponds to one acceleration cycle of the synchrocyclotron;
generating a reference signal based on the modulated frequency of the alternating voltage during the acceleration cycle, the reference signal being generated when the frequency reaches a predefined value;
communicating a timestamp identifying when the reference signal is generated, to the at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet;
registering a status of the at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet after communicating the timestamp; and
determining whether to extract an ion beam pulse based on the registered status of the at least one of an energy degrader or a magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,070,506

IGNITOR-ARRANGEMENT

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A system including an ignitor arrangement for a high-intensity discharge lamp and a lamp driver realized to drive the high-intensity discharge lamp via the ignitor arrangement,the ignitor arrangement comprising:
a first pair of input terminals for applying an ignition voltage to the ignitor arrangement;
a second pair of input terminals for applying an input drive voltage to the ignitor arrangement;
an ignition capacitor; and
a discharge resistor connected in parallel with the ignition capacitor and for discharging the ignition capacitor, the discharge resistor being arranged in an interior of the ignitor arrangement and connected across the first input terminal pair, the discharge resistor further being a temperature-dependent resistor having a resistance that depends on a temperature (T100) in the interior of the ignitor arrangement, wherein
the first pair of input terminals comprises an ignition terminal that is not shared with the second pair of input terminals and is not used for the input drive voltage, and
the lamp driver comprising:
ignition circuitry realized to apply the ignition voltage across the first pair of input terminals of the ignitor arrangement;
drive circuitry realized to apply the input drive voltage across the second pair of input terminals of the ignitor arrangement;
a temperature evaluation unit realized to determine the temperature (T100) in the interior of the ignitor arrangement, such determination comprising measuring a resistance of the temperature-dependent discharge resistor of the ignitor arrangement during a steady-state operation of the high-intensity discharge lamp; and
a control unit for regulating an operating power of the high-intensity discharge lamp on basis of the temperature (T100) in the interior of the ignitor arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,070,504

ASSOCIATING WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICES

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A method for associating a first wireless control device with a second wireless control device using a programming device, the method comprising:determining an identifier for the first wireless control device in response to an actuation of a button on the first wireless control device;
defining an association between the first wireless control device and the second wireless control device at the programming device;
transmitting the identifier for the first wireless control device to the second wireless control device; and
causing the first wireless control device to enter an initial sleep mode after the actuation of the button on the first wireless control device;
wherein the identifier is determined in response to the actuation of the button on the first wireless control device and prior to the first wireless control device entering the initial sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 10,070,502

LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL SYSTEM

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A light source control system comprising:a plurality of light sources; and
a plurality of light source control devices that is provided corresponding to the light sources and is provided communicable with each other through a bus,
wherein the light source control devices include a plurality of main light source control devices that transmits command signals to the other light source control devices,
wherein each of the main light source control devices includes a collision determination circuit that determines whether or not data of the command signal transmitted through the bus has collided with another, and a restoration circuit that executes a restoration operation in the case where the data has collided with another on the basis of the determination result of the collision determination circuit, and
wherein the collision determination circuit includes an edge detection circuit that detects change timing of a signal representing the data of the command signal,
an area setting circuit that sets a plurality of collision determination areas in accordance with the change timing detected by the edge detection circuit, and
a collision detection circuit that detects the presence or absence of the collision of the data of the command signal in the plurality of collision determination areas set by the area setting circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,070,500

SPOTLIGHT

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A spotlight configured to be controlled by an external device, the spotlight comprising:a housing;
a first light source supported by the housing and including a center spotlight;
a second light source supported by the housing and including area lights;
a power supply providing power to the first light source and the second light source;
a transceiver positioned within the housing, the transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the external device; and
a processor positioned within the housing and electrically coupled to the first light source, the second light source, the power supply, and the transceiver and operable to:
receive a first input from the external device specifying a first amount of power to be provided to the first light source,
receive a second input from the external device specifying a second amount of power to be provided to the second light source,
control the power supply to provide the first amount of power to the first light source in response to the first input, and
control the power supply to provide the second amount of power to the second light source in response to the second input.

US Pat. No. 10,070,498

LED TUBE LAMP WITH IMPROVED COMPATIBILITY WITH ELECTRICAL BALLASTS

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube;
a first external connection terminal and a second external connection terminal coupled to the lamp tube and for receiving an external driving signal;
a rectifying circuit coupled to the first external connection terminal and the second external connection terminal and configured to rectify the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit and configured to filter the rectified signal to produce a filtered signal;
an LED module coupled to the filtering circuit and configured to receive the filtered signal for emitting light; and
a conduction-delaying circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit and comprising a conduction-delaying device, wherein the conduction-delaying circuit is configured such that when the external driving signal is initially input to the LED tube lamp, the conduction-delaying device is in an open-circuit state, and then the conduction-delaying device enters a conducting state when voltage across the conduction-delaying device exceeds a trigger voltage value of the conduction-delaying device, wherein the conducting state of the conduction-delaying device causes the LED module to conduct current for emitting light,
wherein the conduction-delaying device comprises a first electronic switch, and the conduction-delaying circuit further comprises a second electronic switch and a first capacitor; the first electronic switch has a first terminal coupled to the second electronic switch, and has a second terminal coupled to the first capacitor; and the conduction-delaying circuit is configured such that when the external driving signal is initially input at the first external connection terminal and second external connection terminal, the second electronic switch enters in an open-circuit state, and the first capacitor is charged so as to cause the first electronic switch to enter a conducting state to an extent to trigger the second electronic switch to enter into a conducting state, allowing the LED module to conduct current for emitting light.

US Pat. No. 10,070,496

TASK TO WALL COLOR CONTROL

MOJO LABS, INC., Longmon...

1. A light sensor comprising:a photosensor;
a memory;
a communication interface; and
a controller coupled with the photosensor, the communication interface, and the memory, wherein the controller is configured to:
sample from the photosensor a first value representing an intensity of light within a first spectral range at a non-task location within an architectural space, wherein the first spectral range comprises a spectral range within the visual spectrum and does not include the entire visual spectrum;
calculate a first change in a light output within the first spectral range of a light source to produce a desired amount of light within the first spectral range at a task location based on the first value, wherein the task location and the non-task locations are different locations within the architectural space;
increase or decrease the first change in the light output within the first spectral range of the light source to ensure that the light source will produce a desired white light intensity at the task location; and
transmit via the communication interface the first change in a light output within the first spectral range to the light source;
wherein the first change in a light output within the first spectral range is calculated from the following equation:
PercentChangei=func(desiredi?Sensori*ki?TaskFCi+WallFCi*ki)*Gi
wherein PercentChangei represents a percent change in the first spectral range output of the light source,
wherein desiredi represents a desired first spectral range level at the task location,
wherein Sensori represents the sampled light intensity of the first spectral range at the non-task location,
wherein ki represents a non-task-to-task translation constant,
wherein TaskFCi represents a fixture contribution at the task location for a given percentage of light output of the ith light source in the first spectral range,
wherein WallFCi represents a fixture contribution at the non-task location for a given percentage of light output of the ith light source in the first spectral range; and
wherein Gi represents a predetermined gain.

US Pat. No. 10,070,494

DIMMING SWITCH DEVICE AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING USER OPERATION EVENTS THEREOF

CVICLOUD CORPORATION, Ne...

1. A dimming switch device comprising:a key switch comprising
a common input terminal;
a common output terminal;
a switching element having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the switching element is controllable to be open-circuit or closed-circuit; and
a rectifying diode having an input terminal and an output terminal;
wherein the input terminal of the switching element and the input terminal of the rectifying diode are electrically connected to the common input terminal and further electrically connected to one polarity of an AC power source; and the output terminal of the switching element and the output terminal of the rectifying diode are electrically connected to the common output terminal; and
a power state coupling circuit comprising:
a pair of input terminals electrically connected to the common output terminal of the key switch and the other polarity of said AC power source; and
an output terminal;
wherein the power state coupling circuit converts an AC voltage of the pair of input terminals to a DC signal which is transmitted to the output terminal of the power state coupling circuit; and
a controller comprising:
an input pin electrically connected to the output terminal of the power state coupling circuit;
wherein the controller determines whether the switching element is open-circuit or closed-circuit according to voltage waveforms from the input pin.

US Pat. No. 10,070,493

LIGHTING DEVICE, LUMINAIRE, AND SIGNBOARD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device which supplies a light-emitting element with a current modulated based on a visible light communication signal, the lighting device comprising:a DC power supply circuit which supplies the light-emitting element with a first voltage that is a DC voltage; and
a current control circuit which (i) includes a current control element connected in series to the light-emitting element, (ii) switches the current control element between a first state and a second state based on the visible light communication signal, the first state and the second state differing in electrical impedance, and (iii) adjusts, to a constant current value corresponding to a constant current instruction signal, a current flowing through the light-emitting element in a period in which the current control element is in the first state, by controlling the current control element.

US Pat. No. 10,070,490

LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHT UNIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Light unit including one or more lighting devices, in particular one or more LEDs, comprising:input terminals for connecting the light unit to an external power supply and for receiving an input voltage from the external power supply,
a first lighting device and at least one additional lighting device electrically connected in series to the input terminals, the first lighting device and the additional lighting device forming a tapped linear driver that the number of the lighting devices being turned on depending on an amplitude of the input voltage, and
a charge storage device electrically connected in series to the tapped linear driver,
wherein a second lighting device is electrically connectable in parallel to the charge storage device via an additional current path and wherein the charge storage device is adapted to:
be switched in series with the tapped linear driver and be charged within a second time duration (t4 to t5), when the input voltage is above a threshold, and
discharge when the input voltage is below a certain level, to provide electrical power to the second lighting device for powering the second lighting device;
the light unit further comprises:
a second current control device is connected in series to the second lighting device for controlling the electrical power provided to the second lighting device; and
a light sensor associated to any one of the first lighting device and the at least one additional lighting device, wherein the second current control device is connected to the light sensor and controlled dependent on the light emitted by any one of the first lighting device and the at least one additional lighting device and detected by the light sensor, wherein the second current control device is switched off on the basis of the detected light from the light sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,070,489

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF DYNAMIC LOADS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for preventing overcurrent when bypassing at least one LED chain of a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) chains connected in series comprising:deactivating a current regulation control loop, wherein the current regulation control loop is connected to the plurality of LED chains in series;
regulating, via a voltage regulation control loop connected to the plurality of LED chains, a forward voltage of the plurality of LED chains;
upon determining that the forward voltage of the plurality of LED chains is equal to a target operating voltage for a subset of the plurality of LED chains, bypassing the at least one of the plurality of LED chains such that only the subset of the plurality of LED chains is connected to the current regulation control loop and the voltage regulation control loop; and
upon determining that an output current of the subset of the plurality of LED chains is equal to a target operating current for the subset of the plurality of LED chains:
deactivating the voltage regulation control loop; and
activating the current regulation control loop.

US Pat. No. 10,070,485

AUTOMATIC HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Silicon Valley Factory LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a top portion; and
a bottom portion adapted to receive the top portion to define a space enclosed within the top portion and the bottom portion, wherein the bottom portion comprises:
a conductive structure configured to receive electromagnetic energy from an EM source;
a membrane below the conductive structure, the membrane adapted to provide controlled flow of moisture through the membrane and release of liquid into the enclosed space; and
an electronic tag configured to encode information about contents of the space, wherein the electronic tag is readable by a remote heating apparatus to heat the contents of the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 10,070,482

MIDAMBLE FOR WLAN PHY FRAMES

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method, comprising:generating, at a communication device, a first physical layer (PHY) data unit that includes a first PHY preamble and does not include any PHY midambles, including generating the first PHY preamble to include an indicator that the first PHY data unit does not include any PHY midambles, wherein the first PHY data unit includes a first plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols;
transmitting, by the communication device, the first PHY data unit via a wireless communication channel;
generating, at the communication device, a second PHY data unit that includes a second PHY preamble and a plurality of PHY midambles, wherein the second PHY data unit includes a second plurality of OFDM symbols, wherein generating the second PHY data unit includes:
generating the second PHY preamble of the second PHY data unit to include i) an indicator that the second PHY data unit includes one or more PHY midambles, ii) a short training field (STF) for automatic gain control (AGC) training and synchronization at a receiver, and iii) one or more long training fields (LTFs) for determining a channel estimate and fine synchronization at the receiver,
generating a set of OFDM symbols, among the second plurality of OFDM symbols, that correspond to a data payload of the second PHY data unit, and
generating the one or more PHY midambles, wherein the one or more midambles and the second PHY preamble are spaced apart in the second PHY data unit by Nd OFDM symbols, wherein Nd is an integer greater than one, and wherein each of the one or more midambles includes one or more LTFs for determining an updated channel estimate and refining synchronization at the receiver; and
transmitting, by the communication device, the second PHY data unit via the wireless communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,070,478

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR EPDCCH MONITORING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals from a plurality of serving cells; and
processing circuitry configured to:
determine at least one subframe to monitor for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) formed in accordance with a first Downlink Control Information (DCI) format, the first DCI format indicating a transmission state of the serving cells;
configure the transceiver to receive the at least one subframe containing the first DCI format over a configurable modification period in which the transmission state of the serving cells indicated by the first DCI format remains constant, wherein at least one of the modification period, a configurable repetition period over which the at least one subframe is provided within the modification period or a subframe offset of the at least one subframe from an initial subframe of the modification period is able to vary between modification periods, and the at least one subframe is dependent on a frame number, a subframe number, a periodicity of the at least one subframe and the subframe offset;
determine the transmission state of the serving cells based on the received first DCI format; and
configure the transceiver to monitor at least one of the PDCCH or an enhanced PDCCH (EPDCCH) of the serving cells determined to be in a first transmission state and refrain from monitoring the at least one of the PDCCH or EPDCCH of serving cells determined from the first DCI format to be in a second transmission state, the at least one of the PDCCH or EPDCCH of serving cells to be in the first transmission state configured to provide a scheduling assignment for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,070,472

DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION METHOD USING PARTIAL DEVICE CONTROL

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A device-to-device (D2D) communication method as an operation method of a first user equipment (UE) for measuring and reporting channel state information (CSI) on D2D communication in which the first UE and a second UE participate, the D2D communication method comprising:at a request of a base station, measuring and reporting first CSI on a whole or a part of an entire cellular band to the base station;
receiving D2D resource allocation information based on the first CSI from the base station;
measuring and reporting second CSI on D2D resources based on the D2D resource allocation information to the second UE;
receiving a D2D grant from the second UE; and
performing D2D data reception through the D2D resources according to a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) included in the D2D grant,
wherein the MCS is determined by the second UE based on the second CSI.

US Pat. No. 10,070,471

SECURE WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR VEHICLES

Platform Science, Inc., ...

1. A system for finding a specific vehicle in a vehicle depot, the system comprising:a plurality of vehicles, each vehicle of the plurality of vehicles comprising an on-board computer with a memory having a vehicle identification number (VIN), a connector plug, an motorized engine, and a connected vehicle device (CVD), wherein the CVD comprises a processor, a WiFi radio, a BLUETOOTH radio, a memory, and a connector for mating with the connector plug of the vehicle; and
a mobile device comprising a graphical user interface, a processor, a WiFi radio, a BLUETOOTH radio, and a cellular network interface;
wherein the CVD of the vehicle of the plurality of vehicles is configured to broadcast a wireless network having a service set identifier (SSID), wherein the SSID of the wireless network is not published and the wireless network is only viewable to a previously paired mobile device, wherein the vehicle depot comprises the plurality of vehicles;
wherein the mobile device is configured to search for the vehicle having the CVD broadcasting the wireless network with the unpublished SSID, the mobile device previously paired to the CVD; and
wherein the mobile device is configured to connect with the CVD, which allows a driver to find the specific vehicle using an encrypted password.

US Pat. No. 10,070,469

TECHNIQUE FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENT AND A DATA NETWORK IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

9. A system in a packet mode communication network, designed to establish at least one session between at least one user equipment and a first access gateway for access to a first data network by way of an access network, said system comprising:means for detecting a request for access to a new service on the basis of at least one packet transmitted by the user equipment by using the established session;
first determination means for determining as a function of an identifier of the new service that a new session has to be established;
communication means for dispatching to the user equipment a message commanding the establishment of the new session and comprising a data network identifier and the identifier of the new service, triggering establishment of the new session destined for a second data network identified by the data network identifier, and to establish the new session between the user equipment and a second access gateway, said user equipment initiating the establishment of the new session in response to the message commanding the establishment of the new session; and
second means for determining a second access gateway, said second access gateway being suitable for the new service and selected as a function of the identifier of the new service.

US Pat. No. 10,070,459

RECEPTION OF SIMULTANEOUS DOWNLINK TRANSMISSIONS BY A LOW COMPLEXITY USER EQUIPMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a user equipment of receiving simultaneous downlink transmissions, the method comprising:receiving scheduling information for a set of simultaneous downlink transmissions, said scheduling information comprising a transport block size for each downlink transmission in said set of simultaneous downlink transmissions;
determining whether a total transport block size of the downlink transmissions in the set of simultaneous downlink transmissions exceeds a total transport block size threshold; and
in response to determining that the total transport block size of the downlink transmissions in the set of simultaneous downlink transmissions exceeds the total transport block size threshold, decoding a subset of transport blocks in the set of simultaneous downlink transmissions selected according to a set of rules.

US Pat. No. 10,070,458

RESOURCE REQUEST AND ALLOCATION FOR UPLINK MULTI-USER COMMUNICATION

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. An access point for facilitating communication in a wireless network for multi-user transmission, the access point comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors coupled to the one or more memories, the one or more processors configured to cause:
generating a first trigger frame, wherein the first trigger frame includes a resource allocation and a trigger indication;
transmitting the first trigger frame to one or more stations, wherein the first trigger frame schedules an uplink multi-user transmission with at least the one or more stations, wherein the trigger indication indicates that a second trigger frame will be transmitted during a time interval; and
transmitting the second trigger frame to the one or more stations during the time interval, wherein the second trigger frame does not repeat the resource allocation included in the first trigger frame and requests the one or more stations to utilize the resource allocation included in the first trigger frame for the uplink multi-user transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,070,455

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIORITIZING D2D TRANSMISSION AND D2D RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for prioritizing device-to-device (D2D) transmission and D2D reception in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:detecting whether both the D2D transmission and the D2D reception are scheduled at the same subframe;
determining whether both the D2D transmission and the D2D reception are possible at the same subframe simultaneously when both the D2D transmission and the D2D reception are scheduled at the same subframe;
determining whether priority information is present or not when the both the D2D transmission and the D2D reception are not possible at the same subframe simultaneously;
prioritizing for the D2D transmission and the D2D reception based on whether priority information is present or not; and
performing the D2D transmission or the D2D reception at the same subframe based on the prioritization,
wherein if the priority information is present, the UE performs the D2D transmission or the D2D reception according to the priority information, and if the priority information is not present and the D2D transmission is vehicle-to-everything (V2X) transmission, the V2X transmission is prioritized over other D2D operations including the D2D reception and the UE performs the V2X transmission.