US Pat. No. 10,247,154

FUEL PUMP

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A fuel pump for conveying fuel, comprising a conveying unit including a cylinder, a plunger received in the cylinder, a pump spring received in the cylinder, an inner sleeve connected to the plunger, an outer sleeve in contact with the pump spring and in contact with a roller of a cam mechanism, and a locking bolt configured to detachably connect the inner and outer sleeves, wherein the locking bolt is biased by a locking spring located above the locking bolt, wherein the plunger moves in the cylinder at a delivery stroke, a level of which is variable by the cam mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,248,989

DIGITAL ORDER TRACKING

CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Woon...

10. A method for providing status information of a pharmacy order, the method comprising:identifying, an issue with the pharmacy order that requires user interaction to complete the pharmacy order;
generating a first status message using abbreviations, the first status message including information tailored to the issue;
determining whether the first status message, including the abbreviations, exceeds a technological limit;
responsive to determining that the first status message, including the abbreviations, exceeds the technological limit, re-expanding the abbreviations of the first status message and generating a plurality of status messages, which include the information tailored to the issue, each of the plurality of status messages complying with the technological limit;
electronically transmitting, to the client device of the user, the plurality of status messages comprising information tailored to the issue and a link to additional information of the pharmacy order;
electronically receiving, from the client device of the user, a request for the additional information via the link; and
electronically transmitting, to the client device of the user, the additional information for display on the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,250,816

IMAGE CAPTURE CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

28. An image capture control apparatus, characterized by comprising a processor and a memory, the memory storing computer executable instructions, the processor being connected to the memory through a communication bus, and when the apparatus for controlling task migration operates, the processor executing the computer executable instructions stored in the memory, so that the apparatus for controlling task migration executes operations, comprising:determining a first zone as an allowable image blur zone, the first zone being a part of a shooting scene;
determining a first imaging region that corresponds to the allowable image blur zone in an image sensor;
adjusting pixel density distributions of the image sensor, to cause a first pixel density of the first imaging region to be lower than a second pixel density of a second imaging region in the image sensor after being adjusted; and
performing, by using the image sensor after being adjusted, image capture on the shooting scene.

US Pat. No. 10,246,352

WATER TREATMENT APPARATUS USING ELECTROSTATIC FIELD

1. An electrostatic field water treatment apparatus comprising:a water inlet fixing member coupled to a pipe into which water is to be introduced;
a turbo generator fixed to the water inlet fixing member and configured to generate electricity;
an electrostatic field water treatment unit configured to remove bacteria or scale included in the water introduced through the pipe by using a high voltage;
a fixing unit coupled to the electrostatic field water treatment unit and fixed to an output unit of the turbo generator;
a high-voltage converter configured to change a voltage generated at the turbo generator into a high voltage;
a filter disposed at a rear end of the electrostatic field water treatment unit and configured to filter the water having passed through the electrostatic field water treatment unit;
a water outlet fixing member coupled to a pipe through which the water is to be discharged, and
a main body configured to cover the turbo generator, the electrostatic field water treatment unit, the fixing unit, the high-voltage converter and the filter disposed between the water inlet fixing member and the water outlet fixing member,
wherein a direction of the water inlet fixing member and the water outlet fixing member forms a straight line,
wherein the electrostatic field water treatment unit comprises a high voltage unit comprising a high voltage insulation cable to which the high voltage is to be supplied, a pipe coupled to an upper part of a rear end of the fixing unit, through which water is to pass and which is covered by the high voltage insulation cable, and an earth ground unit disposed in the pipe, formed to have a rod shape and connected to an earth ground,
wherein a part of the pipe covered by the high voltage unit is formed of an insulator,
wherein the insulator is formed of any one of glass, polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and Teflon,
wherein the high-voltage converter is disposed at the rear end of the fixing unit and next to the electrostatic field water treatment unit.

US Pat. No. 10,246,299

SYSTEM INCLUDING STRUCTURALLY INDEPENDENT ELEVATOR MACHINE GUIDERAIL MOUNTS

Otis Elevator Company, F...

1. An elevator system, comprising:a car guiderail, a first counterweight guiderail and a second counterweight guiderail spaced from the first counterweight guiderail in a lateral direction, the car guiderail located between the first counterweight guiderail and the second counterweight guiderail in the lateral direction;
an elevator machine including a frame, a motor, a brake and a sheave;
a first guiderail mount structurally connecting the frame to the first and the second counterweight guiderails, the first guiderail mount structurally connected to the frame at a connection point located laterally between the motor and the brake; and
a second guiderail mount structurally connecting the frame to the car guiderail independent of the first guiderail mount.

US Pat. No. 10,250,701

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AN ACTUAL POINT-OF-INTEREST BASED ON USER ACTIVITY AND ENVIRONMENT CONTEXTS

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for determining an actual point-of-interest (POI), the method comprising the acts of:determining, using at least one computing device, a first set of probable POIs corresponding to a first geographical location corresponding to a user's first place of visit;
determining, using the at least one computing device, first POI category information including one or more of: (i) at least one POI category for each POI in the first set of probable POIs and (ii) at least one POI category associated with user activity corresponding to the first geographical location;
determining, using the at least one computing device, a second set of probable POIs corresponding to a second geographical location corresponding to corresponding to a user's next place of visit after the user's first place of visit;
determining, using the at least one computing device, second POI category information including one or more of: (i) at least one POI category for each POI in the second set of probable POIs and (ii) at least one POI category associated with user activity corresponding to the second geographical location; and
determining, using the at least one computing device, the actual POI from the first and second sets of probable POIs by analyzing the first and second POI category information.

US Pat. No. 10,246,306

HUMAN TRANSPORT DEVICE HAVING A MONITORING APPARATUS

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. A human transport device comprising:tread elements that are connected so as to form an endless transport belt, wherein between a first return station and a second return station the tread elements of the endless transport belt run through a transport region and a return region;
a drive unit for driving the endless transport belt; and
a monitoring apparatus at least for identifying a faulty arrangement in the transport region of at least one of the tread elements of the endless transport belt, wherein the monitoring apparatus comprises
a triggering unit, and
a detection means that is connected to the triggering unit, wherein the triggering unit is configured to be triggered in an event of a mechanical action on the detection means, wherein the detection means in a direction of longitudinal extent of the human transport device is disposed between the first return station and the second return station so as to be below the tread elements of the transport region.

US Pat. No. 10,245,964

ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES AND STATIONS FOR CHARGING BATTERIES

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. An electric vehicle, comprising,an electric motor;
a main battery;
a receptacle slot integrated in the electric vehicle, the receptacle slot providing an electrical connection for providing power to the electric motor;
a battery having a first end that includes a handle and a second end that includes a connection for interfacing with the electrical connection of the receptacle slot of the vehicle when the battery is placed into the receptacle slot for electrical engagement;
the battery configured to store and supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle in addition to the main battery;
the battery is replaceable by taking the battery out of the receptacle slot and placing another battery into the receptacle slot to supply replenished charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle with said another battery;
wherein the battery and said another battery each have a respective handle that is accessible for enabling hand-removal and hand-placement of said battery and said another battery out of and into the receptacle slot;
a computer on-board the electric vehicle, the computer is interfaced with the electrical connection of the receptacle slot to obtain a level of charge of the battery present in the receptacle slot; and
a battery level indicator of the electric vehicle, the battery level indicator provides information regarding the level of charge of the battery in the receptacle slot.

US Pat. No. 10,245,918

HEATING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR AIR-CONDITIONING A VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A heat system for a vehicle, comprising:a refrigeration circuit; and
two cooling circuits which are an LT circuit and an HT circuit which are operable independently of each other and in which there is arranged in each case a cooler, which are an LT cooler and an HT cooler, respectively, wherein
the two cooling circuits are coupled to each other via two coupling points for the purpose of exchanging a coolant and have a common line section which extends between the two coupling points and on which, for the purpose of heating an interior compartment, a heating heat exchanger is arranged,
in the two cooling circuits, there is arranged in each case a heat exchanger, which are an LT heat exchanger and an HT heat exchanger, respectively, for absorbing a waste heat of a respective vehicle component, and
the two cooling circuits are in each case, independently of each other, switchable over between a cooling mode for releasing the waste heat of the respective vehicle component via the respective cooler and a heating mode for releasing the waste heat of the respective vehicle component via the heating heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,251,282

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An electronic component mounting device comprising:an electronic component insertion device that inserts an electronic component into a board from one side of the board within a component mountable region that is set in advance; and
a viscous fluid applying device that applies a viscous fluid to the board from the other side of the board in parallel with insertion of the electronic component into the board by the electronic component insertion device,
wherein the viscous fluid applying device includes (a) at least one flow tank that accommodates the viscous fluid and ejects the viscous fluid, and (b) a flow tank moving device that moves each of the at least one flow tanks to not only the component mountable region, but also a region outside the component mountable region,
wherein the region outside the component mountable region includes a maintenance region in which at least one maintenance operation is performed on at least one of the flow tanks,
wherein the electronic component mounting device includes a maintenance device that performs maintenance of the flow tank which is an object of maintenance from the least one flow tank, and
wherein the maintenance device includes (a) an inspection unit that performs inspection of the flow tank that is the object of maintenance and (b) an inspection unit moving device that is able to move the inspection unit between the standby position and an inspection position at which inspection of the flow tank, which is in the maintenance region and is the object of maintenance, is able to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,251,222

DOUBLE-SIDED FLAT INDUCTOR ASSEMBLY

Inductoheat, Inc., Madis...

1. A double-side inductor extraction assembly comprising:a stationary primary magnetic device (32a) mounted to a mounting structure, the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) having a supply primary magnetic device (32a?) and a return primary magnetic device (32a?);
a secondary magnetic device (32b) having an inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and an inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?), the secondary magnetic device (32b) being electrically isolated from the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) and slidably mounted relative to the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) between:
a heating position when the supply primary magnetic device (32a?) is aligned with the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?), and the return primary magnetic device (32a?) is aligned with the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?) and an alternating current source is supplied to the supply primary magnetic device (32a?) and the return primary magnetic device (32a?) to transfer flux respectively to the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?); and
a non-interference position when the supply primary magnetic device (32a?) is not aligned with the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and the return primary magnetic device (32a?) is not aligned with the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?) to isolate the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?) from the alternating current source by sliding the secondary magnetic device (32b) relative to the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) to the non-interference position;
an extraction assembly supply terminal (88a) connected to the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?), the extraction assembly supply terminal (88a) configured for electrical connection to a first inductor terminal section;
an extraction assembly return terminal (88b) connected to the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?), the extraction assembly return terminal (88b) configured for electrical connection to a second inductor terminal section; and
an extraction actuator (33) connected to the secondary magnetic device (32b) for sliding the secondary magnetic device (32b) and the extraction assembly supply and return terminals (88a and 88b) between the heating position and the non-interference position.

US Pat. No. 10,250,954

ELECTRONICS MODULE FOR COUPLING TO A MODULE ARRANGEMENT AND MODULE ARRANGEMENT

1. An electronics module for coupling to a module arrangement in a line-up direction, wherein the electronics module includes a casing, which comprises, in relation to a state mounted on the module arrangement, a front side, a back side, and an upper side, a bottom side and two opposite lateral surfaces, the lateral surfaces extending perpendicularly to the line-up direction, wherein an electronics is accommodated in the casing and at least one first bus connection and two second bus connections are provided, which are all connected to the electronics in the casing, wherein the at least one first bus connection is arranged either on the upper side or on the bottom side and a second bus connection is arranged on each of the lateral surfaces respectively, and wherein the second bus connections are arranged in a rotationally symmetric way on the two lateral surfaces in relation to an axis of rotation extending perpendicular to the line-up direction and through the front side, so that at a rotation of 180° around the axis of rotation the position of the respective second bus connection, which is positioned on the lateral surface oriented towards the module arrangement, is identical for both lateral surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,249,113

SECURE ENTRY SYSTEM

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A secure entry system comprising:an authorization apparatus including a reader for reading data, the reader including a transparent record medium presenting region and a border region extending alongside the transparent record medium presenting region; and
a record medium; wherein
the record medium is configured to be presented to the reader,
the reader and the record medium or a member connected to the record medium include at least two pairs of visible markings,
the reader includes a first member of each of the pairs of markings, the first member of each of the pairs of markings being located in the border region of the reader, and the record medium or the member connected to the record member includes a second member of each of the pairs of markings, the first and second members of each pair cooperating together in a predetermined manner only when the record medium is correctly presented to the reader, and
cooperation between the two pairs of visible markings is visible to a person presenting the record medium to the reader by placing the record medium face down onto the transparent record medium presenting region as the markings of each pair being disposed side by side and the first member of each of the pairs of markings being alongside a respective different lateral edge of the record medium when the record medium is correctly presented to the reader.

US Pat. No. 10,246,647

ADSORBENTS AND METHODS OF USE

AUTERRA, INC., Schenecta...

1. A method for reducing a heteroatom content of a hydrocarbon feed comprising the steps of:providing an adsorbent having a metal complex bound to an inorganic oxide support, wherein the metal complex is a titanyl having a titanium molecule covalently bonded to an alcohol or polyol;
contacting the adsorbent with a hydroperoxide or a peracid, forming an activated adsorbent;
contacting the activated adsorbent with the hydrocarbon feed;
binding a heteroatom present in the hydrocarbon feed to the activated adsorbent, forming a heteroatom-bound adsorbent, leaving behind a hydrocarbon feed having a reduced heteroatom content; and
separating the hydrocarbon feed having the reduced heteroatom content from the heteroatom-bound adsorbent.

US Pat. No. 10,246,291

YARN FEEDER

Sunshine Kinetics Technol...

1. A yarn feeder comprising:a driver having a front cover, a rear cover, a stator disc and a rotor disc, and the front cover and the rear cover configured to fit together to form a housing therebetween; a first axial hole and a second axial hole respectively penetrating through two central portions of the front cover and the rear cover, and the stator disc and the rotor disc installed inside the housing; the stator disc, which has a first through hole at a central portion thereof, secured on the front cover, and a plurality of teeth formed around the first through hole to enable a couple of coils to be wound thereon; the rotor disc having a connecting hole formed at a central portion thereof, and a plurality of magnetic members formed around the connecting hole; and
a winding wheel having two second through holes respectively and axially penetrating through two ends thereof; a shaft configured to sequentially penetrate through the two second through holes of the winding wheel, the second axial hole, the connecting hole, the first through hole and the first axial hole to lock the driver at a first end of the winding wheel; a connecting base, which is extended from the first end of the winding wheel, engaged with the connecting hole of the rotor disc such that when the coils of the stator disc energized by electric current, a magnetic field created to drive the rotor disc and the winding wheel to rotate synchronously.

US Pat. No. 10,245,905

TIRE ABNORMALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND TIRE ABNORMALITY MANAGEMENT METHOD

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A tire abnormality management system that assigns work to each of a plurality of vehicles and manages an abnormal state of a tire mounted on each of the vehicles that perform the assigned work, the tire abnormality management system comprising:a work assignment processing unit configured to create work assignments for the plurality of vehicles;
an operation instruction control unit outputs to each of the plurality of vehicles an instruction which causes the vehicle to execute a work assignment created by the work assignment processing unit;
a tire sensor configured to detect a tire pressure and/or a tire temperature of each of the vehicles;
a grouping processing unit configured to perform grouping vehicles to allocate the vehicles into one or more groups, so that a tire load of the work assigned to each of the vehicles is within a predetermined range in each of the groups; and
a tire abnormal vehicle identifying unit configured to identify, in each of the groups, a vehicle with an abnormal tire based on the tire pressure or the tire temperature detected by the tire sensor,
wherein the vehicles are allocated into the one or more groups before the tire abnormal vehicle identifying unit identifies the vehicle with the abnormal tire.

US Pat. No. 10,250,936

TRANSMISSION OF GROUP VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION TO OTHER RADIOS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:an over-the-air transmitter;
a display configured to display video;
a push-to-talk button (PTT) configured to initiate an over-the-air voice transmission; and
logic circuitry configured to receive a trigger that the PTT button was pressed, and in response to the received trigger, determine synchronization information of video currently being displayed on the display, and instruct the transmitter to transmit the synchronization information via an over-the-air transmission to other radios;
an over-the-air receiver configured to receive the video, wherein video is received by the receiver over a first over-the-air network and synchronization information is transmitted by the transmitter over a second over-the-air network.

US Pat. No. 10,247,562

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING REAL RANGE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON A MAP

GPS TUNER SYSTEMS KORLATO...

1. Method for determining the actual range that can be taken by a vehicle with electric drive counted from a starting point, and displaying the actual range on a map; comprising storing first in a non-volatile database predetermined data of the vehicle that have influence on the energy consumption thereof including the load of the vehicle, storing in the non-volatile database the maximum energy allowed to be used by the vehicle till the range is reached, also storing map data of an area around said starting point in said non-volatile memory wherein said area is expected to be at least as large as the range to be determined, the map data including coordinate and altitude data, stored in said non-volatile memory, as well as route data, stored in said non-volatile memory, if built routes exist in the area; and a non-volatile program memory storing a computer program for calculating the expected energy consumption of the vehicle based on said stored data along different routes extending in said area and including or being close to the starting point, and defining boundary points of the actual range in which the calculated energy consumption is at most equal to said allowed energy consumption; and displaying on a human readable display the so obtained boundary points of the actual range on the map, wherein a central processing unit is responsive to said non-volatile program memory to execute said computer program to calculate and store during said storing step the average electrical consumption of the vehicle associated with taking a unity distance along a horizontal road section; and also to store by what coefficients the actual consumption differs on road sections with differing steepness from the consumption measured along a horizontal road of the same length, and said map data include data of artificially generated virtual routes if the vehicle can move off road; and during said calculating step said central processing unit dividing all routes in said area into a plurality of edge sections with respective constant steepness, each edge section is defined between respective pairs of peak points, wherein all route junctions represent a respective peak point; and in said calculating step edge costs are calculated by multiplying the stored unity energy consumption with the length of the edge and with the stored coefficient associated with the steepness of the edge, then beginning from said starting point determining the cost of any possible route by using a successive iteration and the Dijkstra algorithm, wherein the cost of a peak point is the sum of the cost of the edge section leading directly to that peak point and the cost of the peak point at the other end of the edge section, wherein if a peak point can be accessed through different routes, the cost of the peak point is the smallest one out of the costs calculated for the same peak point, and the boundary point along each of said routes is the peak point that have a calculated cost at most equal to said stored allowed energy consumption.

US Pat. No. 10,245,944

TANK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TANK

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A tank mounted on a working vehicle comprising:an exterior member including:
a first plate unit;
a second plate unit continuing to one end of the first plate unit;
a third plate unit continuing to the other end of the first plate unit and opposed to the second plate unit with a gap therebetween;
a fourth plate unit joined to an end of the second plate unit and an end of the third plate unit and opposed to the first plate unit with a gap therebetween;
a fifth plate unit continuing to one end of the fourth plate unit and joined to the first plate unit, the second plate unit, and the third plate unit; and
a sixth plate unit continuing to the other end of the fourth plate unit, joined to the first plate unit, the second plate unit, and the third plate unit, and opposed to the fifth plate unit with a gap therebetween, the exterior member including an inner space defined by a first inner surface of the first plate unit, a second inner surface of the second plate unit, a third inner surface of the third plate unit, a fourth inner surface of the fourth plate unit, a fifth inner surface of the fifth plate unit, and a sixth inner surface of the sixth plate unit;
a first baffle plate joined to the first inner surface, the second inner surface, and the third inner surface; and
a second baffle plate joined to the fourth inner surface, the fifth inner surface, and the sixth inner surface, wherein
a surface of the first baffle plate is orthogonal to the first inner surface, the second inner surface, and the third inner surface,
a surface of the second baffle plate is orthogonal to the fourth inner surface, the fifth inner surface, and the sixth inner surface,
the first baffle plate includes a first end face joined to the first inner surface, a second end face joined to the second inner surface, a third end face joined to the third inner surface, and a first opposed surface opposed to the second baffle plate,
the second baffle plate includes a fourth end face joined to the fourth inner surface, a fifth end face joined to the fifth inner surface, a sixth end face joined to the sixth inner surface, and a second opposed surface opposed to the first baffle plate,
a central portion of the first opposed surface is farther away from the fourth inner surface than both ends of the first opposed surface in a direction orthogonal to the fourth inner surface, and
a central portion of the second opposed surface is farther away from the first inner surface than both ends of the second opposed surface in a direction orthogonal to the first inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,251,261

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit structure comprising:a circuit substrate that has one surface on which a circuit pattern is formed;
a plurality of bus bars that constitute a power circuit and are fixed to the other surface of the circuit substrate with an interval therebetween;
an electronic component that straddles an interval between two of the bus bars that are adjacent to each other, and has a first terminal that is electrically connected to one of these bus bars and a second terminal that is electrically connected to the circuit pattern of the circuit substrate; and
a flexible sheet member that is fixed to the one bus bar to insulate the one bus bar and the second terminal from each other, while electrically connecting the second terminal and the circuit pattern to each other,
wherein the flexible sheet member includes:
an adhesive layer that is fixed to the one bus bar;
a terminal conductor foil piece that electrically connects the second terminal and the circuit pattern to each other; and
an insulating layer that is interposed between the adhesive layer and the terminal conductor foil piece and insulates the one bus bar and the terminal conductor foil piece from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,251,250

LIGHTING SYSTEM FAULT DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing a fault within a lighting system, the lighting system comprising a luminaire and a presence sensor, wherein the presence sensor is configured to control a light output characteristic of the luminaire based on detecting an object within a sensing range, the diagnostic apparatus comprising:an interface configured to receive, from a user, an input to control the luminaire, wherein the received input is indicative of the user being within the sensing range of the presence sensor,
a fault determiner configured to determine a lighting system status and a lighting system fault, wherein the lighting system fault is based on the received input and the determined lighting system status,
a fault reporter configured to generate a fault report based on the determined lighting system fault; and
a sensor determiner configured to determine a status of the presence sensor, wherein the fault determiner is configured to determine the lighting system status based on receiving the status of the presence sensor, and further configured to determine a type of lighting system fault based on the lighting system status and the received input; and
wherein the fault determiner is configured to determine a presence sensor fault when the sensor determiner output fails to produce an output indicating the presence sensor detecting an object indicative of the user being within the sensing range.

US Pat. No. 10,251,248

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DC POWER FOR LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A system for providing DC power to a driverless load comprising:a power supply comprising:
a supervisory controller operably connected to line power;
a DC driver having an output with at least three conductors, the DC driver operably connected to line power and the supervisory controller;
wherein the DC driver is operably connected to the driverless load to conduct energy and communication between the power supply to the driverless load; and
an integrated circuit for single wire communication embedded in the driverless load.

US Pat. No. 10,248,882

MATCHING GEOMETRY GENERATION AND DISPLAY OF MAMMOGRAMS AND TOMOSYNTHESIS IMAGES

Hologic, Inc., Marlborou...

1. A method comprising:imaging a breast so as to acquire digital information corresponding to a plurality of x-ray tomosynthesis projection images of the breast taken at different angles;
generating, from the digital information, a plurality of reconstructed tomosynthesis images representative of respective breast layers;
obtaining a mammogram image of the breast;
receiving a selection of a region of interest in the mammogram image of the breast; and
displaying a portion of at least one of the plurality of reconstructed tomosynthesis images corresponding to the selected region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,248,795

IMPLEMENTING METHOD FOR JAVACARD APPLICATION FUNCTION EXPANSION

Feitian Technologies Co.,...

1. An implementing method for JavaCard application function expansion, comprising a registering process and an invoking process on a JavaCard, an expansion application and a master application on the JavaCard starting working after being activated, wherein the registering process comprises:Step S1, obtaining, by the expansion application, a random number generated by the master application when the expansion application receives a registration command dispatched by runtime environment on the JavaCard;
Step S2, processing, by the expansion application, the random number and sending a processing result, and an expansion application identification and an expansion interface number in the registration command to the master application;
Step S3, verifying, by the master application, the received processing result based upon the generated random number, wherein if verification of the processing result is successful, executing Step S4, otherwise, reporting error and ending the registering process;
Step S4, determining, by the master application, whether a expansion application corresponding to expansion application identification is installed based upon the received expansion application identification, wherein if the master application determines that the expansion application corresponding to expansion application identification is installed, executing Step S5, otherwise, reporting error and ending the registering process;
Step S5, setting, by the master application, a bit of an expansion point corresponding to the expansion interface number in a buffer of the master application; obtaining and storing, by the master application, a handle of the expansion application and returning information of successful association to the expansion application;
Step S6, registering, by the expansion application, a state of its expansion interface and storing the state of the expansion interface in the buffer of the master application;
the invoking process comprises:
Step S7, starting, by the master application, running of an original program when the master application receives a function command dispatched by the runtime environment;
Step S8, determining, by the master application, whether the bit of the expansion point in the buffer is set, if yes, executing Step S9, otherwise, keeping on executing the original program, and going back to Step S8;
Step S9, determining, by the master application, whether the expansion interface corresponding to the expansion interface number is available based upon the state of the expansion interface corresponding to the expansion interface number which corresponds to the expansion point in the buffer, if yes, executing Step S10; otherwise, keeping on executing the original program, and going back to Step S8;
Step S10, invoking, by the master application, the expansion application based upon the stored handle of the expansion application; invoking, by the expansion application, the expansion interface corresponding to the expansion interface number;
Step S11, determining, by the master application, whether to keep on executing the original program, based upon a returned result obtained by invoking the expansion interface corresponding to the expansion interface number by the expansion application, if yes, keeping on executing the original program and going back to Step S8, otherwise, returning executing result and information back to the runtime environment, and ending the invoking process.

US Pat. No. 10,247,564

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CROWD-SOURCED NAVIGATION PROFILE OPTIONS

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of recommending a pedestrian route based on crowd-sourced pedestrian navigation associated with an indoor area, the method comprising:receiving an input, from a mobile device, selecting a graphical icon from a set of graphical icons representing a respective route traversal profile option;
obtaining route activity data in association with the selected graphical icon during traversal of the route, the route activity data indicative of information pertaining to user activity along a trajectory describing the traversal of the mobile device in the indoor area; and
deploying the respective route traversal profile option represented by the selected graphical icon, the profile option recommending the pedestrian route based at least in part on the route activity data.

US Pat. No. 10,251,319

HEAT RADIATION APPARATUS USING MODULAR COOLING APPARATUS

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A heat radiation apparatus comprising:a plurality of modular cooling apparatuses each having a radiation plate on which the heat generating element is disposed; and
a housing detachably coupling the modular cooling apparatuses with one another,
wherein the housing comprises
an outer frame;
an opening formed in the outer frame; and
one or more bridges installed at the outer frame to partition the opening and supporting the modular cooling apparatuses inserted in the opening,
wherein each of the modular cooling apparatuses further comprises a plurality of radiation fins disposed under the radiation plate in a longitudinal direction thereof,
wherein the bridges are disposed at the outer frame such that they are movable thereon,
wherein a size or shape of the opening partitioned by the bridges is changed as the bridges move,
wherein rails are formed at the outer frame, wherein moving parts are movably installed along the rails,
wherein the bridges are coupled with the moving parts,
wherein the radiation plate is mounted on the outer frame and the bridges, and
wherein the radiation fins are inserted into the opening partitioned by the bridges.

US Pat. No. 10,251,318

MULTIFUNCTION COOLANT MANIFOLD STRUCTURES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling system comprising:a coolant loop comprising a coolant;
a heat exchange assembly coupled to the coolant loop to cool coolant within the coolant loop;
a coolant supply manifold coupled to the coolant loop;
a multifunction coolant manifold structure to deaerate the coolant, the multifunction coolant supply manifold structure being coupled to the coolant loop and being separate from the heat exchange assembly, the multifunction coolant supply manifold structure including:
a coolant-commoning manifold; and
an auxiliary coolant reservoir disposed above and in fluid communication with the coolant-commoning manifold; and
multiple cooling structures coupled to the coolant loop in parallel fluid communication between the coolant supply manifold and the coolant-commoning manifold to receive coolant from the coolant supply manifold, and exhaust coolant to the coolant-commoning manifold;
the multifunction coolant manifold structure comprising both the coolant-commoning manifold and a coolant distribution manifold portion integrated together in a single structure, and wherein the multifunction coolant manifold structure is sized larger than the coolant supply manifold;
wherein the multifunction coolant manifold structure deaerates the coolant by the coolant-commoning manifold being sized larger than the coolant supply manifold to slow therein a flow rate of coolant exhausting from the multiple cooling structures as the coolant enters the coolant-commoning manifold to allow gas within the exhausting coolant to escape the coolant within the coolant-commoning manifold, the escaping gas rising from the coolant-commoning manifold to the auxiliary coolant reservoir, and being replaced within the coolant-commoning manifold by coolant from the auxiliary coolant reservoir; and
wherein the multifunction coolant manifold structure is a single, integrated and rigid structure, and wherein the coolant-commoning manifold has a larger dimension in a first direction compared with that of the auxiliary coolant reservoir, and the auxiliary coolant reservoir has a larger dimension in a second direction compared with that of the coolant-commoning manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,251,317

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING COMPUTER RESOURCES

Baselayer Technology, LLC...

1. A modular data center system comprising:a module for housing removable electronic equipment;
a cooling system in fluid communication with an inner volume of the module for cooling of the electronic equipment;
a cabinet within the module that forms an enclosure;
a sensor in proximity to the cabinet for sensing environmental data associated with the electronic equipment;
a controller coupled to the sensor and the module, the controller receiving the environmental data from the sensor and configured to collect historical data associated with the modular data center system, wherein, based upon the environmental data, the controller causes an adjustment to an environmental condition associated with the modular data center system.

US Pat. No. 10,251,316

AIR CONDITIONER MISTER, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Mistbox, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A system comprising:a misting sub-system for cooling an air conditioner at a location to affect the run time of the air conditioner;
a cloud-based server wirelessly coupled to the misting sub-system;
wherein the cloud-based server is configured to:
receive reports from the misting sub-system regarding environmental conditions at the location and the run time of the air conditioner;
prepare analyses of the reports to identify monetary savings produced by the misting sub-system; and
provide the analyses to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,251,315

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COOLING HIGH DENSITY ARRAYS OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY MASS STORAGE DEVICES

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A server computer in a data center having hot and cold isles, the server computer comprising: an enclosure having a first circuit board configured to interface through connectors with a plurality of non-volatile memory devices; a first compartment and a second compartment separated by an air duct, the first compartment having a first set of vents directed to a cold isle, the second compartment having a second set of vents directed to a hot isle; and a third compartment in the enclosure located underneath the first and second compartments forming a plenum open to the cold isle and the hot isle and porting to the air duct, the air duct having a plurality of fans for moving cooling fluid across the plurality of non-volatile memory devices; wherein the plurality of fans comprise a first group of fans and a second group of fans; and wherein an axial orientation of the first and second groups of fans is normal to a plane of the first circuit board; and wherein the first group of fans has an opposite air flow direction compared to the second group of fans.

US Pat. No. 10,251,314

DATACENTER AISLE CONTAINMENT STRUCTURE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A datacenter, comprising:a hot aisle and a cold aisle defining a plane separating a hot side and a cold side, with the hot side being positioned on one side of the plane and the cold side being positioned on an opposite side of the plane;
a first rail and a second rail mounted at the plane, each of the first and second rails being oriented in a first direction and at least one of the first and second rails being movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction;
one or more filler plates mounted between the first and second rails and between the hot side and the cold side; and
a rack having one or more electronic components and one or more openings adjacent the one or more electronic components to engage the first and second rails, such that the one or more openings in the rack are blocked by the one or more filler plates.

US Pat. No. 10,251,217

MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE-BASED CERAMIC HEATING ELEMENT HOLDING STRUCTURE

Sandvik KK, Hyogo (JP)

1. A molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element holding structure, comprising:one or more elongated support members arranged to support a molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element having an elongated shape by mounting the molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element at locations along a long axis direction thereof; and
a plurality of first holding members for holding each elongated support member at two or more locations in a long axis direction of each elongated support member,
wherein the plurality of first holding members are held by one or more second holding members or held by a base portion of a holding structure, the elongated molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element being exchangeably mounted on the elongated support member so as to be exchanged without breaking a heating element holding structure,
wherein the elongated support members include a plurality of molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic elements located along a length of the elongated support member, successive molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic elements separated by an electrical insulator,
wherein a location of the successive molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic elements along the length of the elongated support member coincides with a location where the elongated support member supports the molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element, and
wherein, at locations where the elongated support member supports the molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element, the molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic heating element are directly contacted by the molybdenum disilicide-based ceramic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,247,185

FLUID PUMP

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A fluid pump comprising:a housing;
an outlet which discharges fluid from said housing;
an inlet plate disposed within said housing, said inlet plate having an inlet which introduces fluid to said housing;
an outlet plate disposed within said housing, said outlet plate having an outlet plate outlet passage;
an electric motor disposed within said housing between said outlet plate and said outlet, said electric motor having a shaft which rotates about an axis;
a pumping arrangement rotationally coupled to said shaft such that rotation of said pumping arrangement by said shaft causes fluid to be pumped from said inlet to said outlet plate outlet passage and through said outlet;
a diverter plate disposed between said outlet plate outlet passage and said electric motor, said diverter plate having a diverter passage which provides fluid communication from said outlet plate outlet passage, past said electric motor, to said outlet, said diverter plate also having an imperforate wall which is axially aligned with said outlet plate outlet passage such that said imperforate wall laterally directs fluid from said outlet plate outlet passage to said diverter passage;
wherein said diverter plate includes a laterally extending diverter channel which provides fluid communication from said outlet plate outlet passage to said diverter passage;
wherein a portion of said diverter channel that is axially aligned with said diverter passage is closed in the axial direction to a volume defined between said outlet plate and said diverter plate while a portion of said diverter channel that is not axially aligned with said diverter passage is open in the axial direction to said volume between said outlet plate and said diverter plate; and
wherein said diverter plate includes an outer peripheral surface surrounding said axis and extending axially such that said diverter channel extends to said outer peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,246,151

MECHANICALLY-TIMED FOOTSTEPS FOR A ROBOTIC DEVICE

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a robot, a position and a velocity of a center of mass of the robot, wherein the robot comprises a first foot in contact with a surface and a second foot not in contact with the surface;
based on the determined position and the determined velocity of the center of mass, determining a capture point for the robot, wherein the capture point indicates a position on the surface;
determining a target position for a center of pressure of the robot after the second foot contacts the surface;
determining a threshold position for the capture point, wherein the threshold position is based on the target position for the center of pressure;
determining that the capture point has reached the threshold position; and
based on the determination that the capture point has reached the threshold position, causing, by the robot, the second foot to contact the surface.
US Pat. No. 10,246,658

BIORENEWABLE KEROSENE, JET FUEL, JET FUEL BLENDSTOCK, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

REG SYNTHETIC FUELS, LLC,...

1. A composition comprisingat least 98 wt % C7-C12 n-paraffins, wherein at least 10 wt % of composition comprises n-decane, at least 20 wt % of the composition comprises n-dodecane, and at least 75 wt % of composition comprises even carbon number paraffins, and a weight ratio of C12 paraffins to C11 paraffins from 3.0:1 to 1.2:1;
less than 0.1 wt % oxygenates; and
less than 0.1 wt % aromatics.

US Pat. No. 10,251,310

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE STAND

Sagemcom Broadband SAS, ...

1. An electronic equipment comprising:a box including a thermally-conductive chassis;
a thermally-conductive stand in contact with the thermally-conductive chassis; and
electronic components incorporated inside the box and including an electronic component placed in contact with the thermally-conductive chassis,
wherein the thermally-conductive stand comprises a base and a leg that extends vertically between the base and the thermally-conductive chassis, and
wherein fins are formed inside the leg.

US Pat. No. 10,251,300

TRAY MECHANISM AND SERVER APPARATUS THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A tray mechanism for mounting at least one electronic device on a mainboard device, the mainboard device comprising a mainboard and a casing, the mainboard being disposed in the casing, a casing side-plate of the casing having at least one pin, the tray mechanism comprising:a tray having a bottom plate and a tray side-plate corresponding to the casing side-plate, the at least one electronic device being disposed on the bottom plate;
a first sliding sheet slidably disposed on the tray side-plate, a first oblique slot being formed on the first sliding sheet corresponding to the at least one pin, a first bottom end portion being formed at a side of the first oblique slot away from the bottom plate; and
a second sliding sheet slidably disposed on the tray side-plate, a second oblique slot being formed on the second sliding sheet corresponding to the at least one pin and intersecting with the first oblique slot, a second bottom end portion being formed at a side of the second oblique slot away from the bottom plate;
wherein when the first and second sliding sheets are located at an assembling position, the at least one pin penetrates through the first and second bottom end portions simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,251,297

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HOUSING INCLUDING GUIDING RIBS

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...

1. An electronic control unit, comprisinga housing including
a base, and
a cover that overlies the base, the cover including
a planar end portion,
sidewall portions that surround a periphery of the end portion, and
a rib that protrudes inward from a base-facing surface of the end portion, the rib having
a first end adjacent a first one of the sidewall portions,
a second end adjacent a third one of the sidewall portions, and
a free edge that is spaced apart from the base-facing surface of the end portion, the free edge extending between the rib first end and the rib second end; and
a printed circuit board disposed in the housing, the printed circuit board including
a cover-facing surface,
a base-facing surface, and
electrical components supported on at least one of the cover-facing surface and the base-facing surface,whereina height of the free edge is a distance between the free edge and the base-facing surface of the end portion in a direction normal to the base-facing surface of the end portion, andthe height of the free edge varies between the rib first end and the rib second end such that the height of the free edge is greatest at a location between the rib first end and the rib second end.

US Pat. No. 10,251,296

CLIP AND FIXING MECHANISM

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A clip to be soldered to a conductive portion of a printed wiring board, the clip comprising:a base portion having a plate shape and including a joining portion soldered to the conductive portion;
at least two holding portions each comprising a pair of spring pieces including a first spring piece and a second spring piece connected to the base portion and facing each other, and disposed side-by-side allowing an insert having a plate shape inserted between the first spring piece and the second spring piece to be sandwiched from a front surface side and a rear surface side; and
two guiding portions extending from different positions of the base portion to face each other, and configured to guide the insert to a position between the first spring piece and the second spring piece,
the first spring piece and the second spring piece constituting the at least two holding portions each including a first portion extending in a direction that intersects the base portion, and a second portion connected in a bent manner to an end portion of the first portion opposite to an end portion connected to the base portion, and extending in a direction toward the corresponding spring piece of the pair of spring pieces as well as in a direction approaching the base portion, and configured to be elastically displaceable in a facing direction, the facing direction being a direction in which the first spring piece and the second spring piece are disposed side-by-side,
the two guiding portions each including a contact surface configured to guide the insert toward a position between the first spring piece and the second spring piece in a case where the insert moves in an insertion direction and the guiding portion comes into contact with the insert, and a contact surface support portion that supports the contact surface, the insertion direction being the direction of movement of the insert from a state of not being sandwiched to a state of being sandwiched by the first spring piece and the second spring piece,
the contact surface provided to each of the two guiding portions being disposed between the at least two holding portions in relation to the direction the at least two holding portions are disposed side-by-side,
the contact surface being at least partially, in relation to the insertion direction, in a position farther away from the base portion than the second portion of at least one of the first spring piece or the second spring piece and, in relation to the facing direction, in a position farther away from the corresponding spring piece than the second portion of the pair of spring pieces,
the base portion being provided with a suction surface for a case where the clip is suctioned by a suction nozzle, in a region between the two guiding portions, and
each of the contact surface support portion of the two guiding portions and the first portion being connected by a connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,251,295

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. An electronic device comprising:an electronic package; and
a support body that supports the electronic package,
wherein a main body having side surfaces that face each other and metal projections that project from the respective side surfaces are provided in the electronic package,
wherein a mount portion on which the main body is mounted and projection receiving portions that receive the respective metal projections are disposed in the support body,
wherein the metal projections and the support body are clamped by a clip member that comprises an elastic metal plate,
wherein the main body of the electronic package includes a first main body portion and a second main body portion,
wherein the side surfaces include side surfaces of the first main body portion that face each other and side surfaces of the second main body portion that face each other,
wherein the electronic package includes a wiring member that connects the first main body portion and the second main body portion to each other,
wherein the metal projections include metal projections provided in the first main body portion and metal projections provided in the second main body portion, the metal projections of the first main body portion project from the respective side surfaces of the first main body portion, and the metal projections of the second main body portion project from the respective side surfaces of the second main body portion,
wherein the mount portion of the support body includes a first mount region on which the first main body portion is mounted and a second mount region on which the second main body portion is mounted,
wherein the projection receiving portions include first projection receiving portions formed in the support body and second projection receiving portions formed in the support body,
wherein the first projection receiving portions receive the respective metal projections provided in the first main body portion, and the second projection receiving portions receive the respective metal projections provided in the second main body portion,
wherein first pressing portions, second pressing portions, and a connecting portion are provided in the clip member, and
wherein the first pressing portions press the respective metal projections of the first main body portion against the first projection receiving portions, the second pressing portions press the respective metal projections of the second main body portion against the second projection receiving portions, and the connecting portion connects the first pressing portions to each other and the second pressing portions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,251,293

SMART USB MODULES AND METHOD OF MAKING

Kingston Digital, Inc., ...

1. A USB module, comprising:a printed circuit board;
a central processing unit (CPU) coupled to the printed circuit board;
a wireless device coupled to the CPU, via a bus;
a memory buffer coupled to the bus;
a USB connector coupled to the CPU; and
a USB receptacle connector coupled to the CPU, the USB receptacle connector coupling with a client USB drive to form a smart USB device that functions as both a client USB drive and a smart USB device,
wherein the wireless device establishes a wireless connection between the smart USB device and a portable device,
wherein the smart USB device functions as a smart USB device as the wireless device utilizes any of IEEE802.11, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, and Bluetooth to establish the wireless connection between the smart USB device and the portable device, and
wherein the memory buffer is accessible to the portable device that is wirelessly connected to the smart USB device to access data stored on the memory buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,251,290

PROTECTIVE CASE ASSEMBLY FOR HANDHELD DEVICE

EVOLUTIVE LABS CO., LTD.,...

1. A protective case assembly for a handheld device, comprising:a detachable component having a component outer peripheral surface;
a casing body having a casing body rear peripheral edge surface formed with at least one casing body protrusion; and
a coupling unit detachably coupling said detachable component to said casing body, said coupling unit including
at least one first protrusion extending outwardly from said component outer peripheral surface, wherein said at least one first protrusion is annular,
at least one second protrusion extending outwardly from one of said at least one first protrusion and said component outer peripheral surface, said at least one second protrusion cooperating with said at least one first protrusion to define therebetween an engaging groove for engaging with said at least one casing body protrusion; and
at least one main groove formed in said casing body for receiving said at least one second protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,251,281

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

ABLEGO TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for manufacturing electronic devices, comprising:providing a substrate having a first surface;
providing an electronic device having conductive bumps on at least one surface thereof;
mounting the conductive bumps located on at least one surface of the electronic device to the first surface of the substrate so as to form an integrated unit, wherein a pitch between the conductive bumps is less than 100 micrometers, a gap between the electronic device and the substrate is less than 50 micrometers;
applying an capillary underfill to multiple sides of the electronic device, so that the capillary underfill creeps along and fills the gap between the electronic device and the substrate, forming a protection for the conductive bumps;
placing the integrated unit into a processing chamber;
raising the temperature in the processing chamber to a first predetermined temperature;
pre-adjusting the pressure in the processing chamber;
raising the pressure in the processing chamber to a second predetermined pressure higher than 1 atm, and maintaining the second predetermined pressure for a predetermined time period, wherein the second predetermined pressure is between about 1.3 kg/cm2 and 20 kg/cm2; and
adjusting the temperature in the processing chamber to a second predetermined temperature,
wherein the pre-adjusting the pressure in the processing chamber comprises steps of:
(a) reducing the pressure in the processing chamber to a first predetermined pressure of vacuum pressure, and maintaining the first predetermined pressure for a predetermined time period, wherein the first predetermined pressure is between 1.3×10?4 kg/cm2 and about 1.02 kg/cm2; and
(b) raising the pressure in the processing chamber from the first predetermined pressure to a first return pressure, wherein the first return pressure is between 1.5×10?4 kg/cm2 and about 1.03 kg/cm2;
(c) reducing the pressure in the processing chamber to a third predetermined pressure of vacuum pressure, and maintaining the third predetermined pressure for a predetermined time period, wherein the third predetermined pressure is between 1.3×10?4 kg/cm2 and 1.02 kg/cm2; and
(d) raising the pressure in the processing chamber from the third predetermined pressure to a second return pressure, wherein the second return pressure is between 1.5×10?4 kg/cm2 and about 9.3 kg/cm2;
wherein the steps (a) to (d) are carried out one or more times, the second predetermined pressure is higher than the first return pressure, the second predetermined pressure is higher than the second return pressure, the first predetermined pressure is lower than, equal to or higher than the third predetermined pressure, and the first return pressure is lower than, equal to or higher than the second return pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,251,278

MULTI-MATERIAL STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED ELECTRONICS

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A method for manufacturing a multilayer structure for an electronic device, the method comprising: obtaining a flexible substrate film for accommodating electronics; printing a number of conductor traces on the flexible substrate film for electrically connecting electronic components with each other and/or a number of predefined areas on the flexible substrate; providing a number of electronic components on a first surface area of the flexible substrate film, wherein the flexible substrate film further comprises a second surface area adjacent to the first surface area; overmolding a first thermoplastic material to the number of electronic components and the related first surface area of the flexible substrate film accommodating the components; and overmolding a second thermoplastic material on the adjacent second surface area and on at least part of the first surface area so that at least part of the electronic components and the first thermoplastic material thereon are substantially embedded between the flexible substrate film and the second thermoplastic material, wherein the first thermoplastic exhibits a first elasticity and the second thermoplastic material exhibits a second, different elasticity; wherein the first thermoplastic material is configured to prevent the first surface area of the flexible substrate from deformation and the second thermoplastic material is configured to allow the flexible substrate to bendable.

US Pat. No. 10,251,271

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

8. An electronic control device, comprising:at least a metal substrate;
at least a wiring formed on the metal substrate; and
at least a chip capacitor bonded to a part of the wiring with an electrically conductive bonding agent,
wherein a width of the wiring is at least twice as large as a width of the chip capacitor bonded to the wiring, a land section on which the electrically conductive bonding agent is arranged is formed on an end surface of the wiring, and a predetermined number of circular stress mitigation holes are arranged in a surrounding of the land section, the circular stress mitigation holes being structured to deform due to generation of thermal stress in the wiring to reduce the stress acted upon the electrically conductive bonding agent.

US Pat. No. 10,251,270

DUAL-DRILL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD VIA

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A printed circuit board having multiple layers of circuitry, the printed circuit board comprising:a first layer having a first cylindrical opening with a first diameter, the first cylindrical opening formed through at least the first layer and formed about a particular axis;
a second layer having a second cylindrical opening with a second diameter, the second cylindrical opening formed through at least the second layer and formed about the particular axis,
wherein the first cylindrical opening is a portion of a conductive via, and
wherein the second diameter is smaller than the first diameter; and
a third layer having a third cylindrical opening with a third diameter, the third cylindrical opening formed through at least the third layer and formed about the particular axis,
wherein the third layer is arranged between the first layer and the second layer,
wherein the third diameter is smaller than the second diameter,
wherein the third cylindrical opening is a portion of the conductive via, and
wherein the second cylindrical opening is non-conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,251,268

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit structure comprising:a substrate having a first face opposite of a second face, a conductive pattern having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being disposed on the first face and the second portion being disposed on the second face;
a conductive member fixed to the second face of the substrate, the conductive member having a cut out portion; and
an electronic component that has a main portion, a first terminal electrically connected to the conductive member, a second terminal, and a first lead member, the first lead member electrically connecting the second terminal to the second portion of the conductive pattern, the second terminal and at least a portion of the first lead member are disposed within the cut out portion, and wherein a portion of the main portion overlaps the conductive member.

US Pat. No. 10,251,243

LED LIGHT CONTROL ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM

Federal Law Enforcement D...

1. A light emitting diode light assembly and system comprising:a. a plurality of light emitting diode light fixtures, each of said light emitting diode light fixtures comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes, at least one photodetector and at least one control unit in communication with said at least one photodetector and said plurality of light emitting diodes, said at least one control unit regulating said plurality of light emitting diodes to provide pulsed light communication and light having a wavelength in the visible spectrum; and
b. a control server, said control server comprising a processor, memory and an interface, wherein manipulation of said interface is processed by said control server into at least one command and said control server communicates said at least one command to said at least one control unit, and said at least one control unit regulates said plurality of light emitting diodes to emit said pulsed light communication and said light having a wavelength in the visible spectrum in response to said at least one command.

US Pat. No. 10,251,209

SMART 3GDT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for controlling a network system, the network system comprising a user equipment (UE), a nodeB, a Radio Network Controller (RNC), a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN), and a gateway (GW), wherein the UE is arranged to communicate with the RNC via the nodeB, and the RNC is operable to communicate directly with one or more of the SGSN and the GW, the method comprising:determining, by the SGSN, a data statistic related to data received by the SGSN and transmitted by either the UE or the GW;
determining, by the SGSN, whether the determined data statistic exceeds a first threshold, wherein the first threshold is independent of any data volume statistic determined by or for the SGSN; and
establishing, by the SGSN, a 3G Direct Tunnel (3GDT) between the RNC and the GW for carrying user plane data transmitted by the UE and user plane data transmitted to the UE in response to determining that the determined data statistic exceeds the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,251,188

BASE STATION AND RADIO RESOURCE DYNAMIC ALLOCATION METHOD FOR NARROWBAND INTERNET OF THING SYSTEM

Institute For Information...

1. A base station for a Narrowband Internet of Thing (NB-IoT) system, comprising:a storage, being configured to store scheduling information;
a transceiver; and
a processor electrically connected to the storage and the transceiver, being configured to execute the following steps:
determining that a plurality of user equipments (UEs) are involved in radio resource scheduling and allocation according to the scheduling information;
determining a received signal quality of each of the UEs according to a feedback message received from each of the UEs via the transceiver;
performing a downlink control information (DCI) subframe repetition number evaluation and adjustment procedure according to the received signal quality of each of the UEs to determine whether a DCI subframe repetition number of each of the UEs in a narrowband physical downlink control channel (NPDCCH) needs to be adjusted, and adjusting the DCI subframe repetition number which needs to be adjusted; and
executing the radio resource scheduling and allocation after the DCI subframe repetition number evaluation and adjustment procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,250,506

LINK CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

Sanechips Technology Co. ...

1. A link control method, applied to a three-level switching system of a packet switching apparatus, comprising:acquiring at least one of link information or machine frame information in the three-level switching system; and
performing link control according to the at least one of the link information or machine frame information;
wherein for a third-level switching unit of the three-level switching system,
acquiring the at least one of the link information or machine frame information in the three-level switching system comprises:
acquiring connection relations and link rates of input links of the third-level switching unit, and connection relations and link rates of output links of the third-level switching unit;
performing the link control according to the at least one of the link information or machine frame information comprises:
calculating a current input bandwidth value K according to K=K+Ki, wherein an initial value of K is 0, Ki is a link rate of an ith input link of the third-level switching unit, wherein i=1, 2, . . . , n, and n is the number of input links of the third-level switching unit; and
determining whether the value of K is not greater than a total output bandwidth of the third-level switching unit; if the value of K is not greater than the total output bandwidth of the third-level switching unit, sending information indicating that a destination switching access unit can be reached to a second-level switching unit of the three-level switching system corresponding to the ith input link, making i=i+1, recalculating the value of K, and continuing to determine whether the value of K is not greater than the total output bandwidth of the third-level switching unit, and repeating the above steps; if the value of K is greater than the total output bandwidth of the third-level switching unit, sending information indicating that the destination switching access unit cannot be reached to the second-level switching unit corresponding to the ith input link, an (i+1)th input link, . . . , and an nth input link, respectively, wherein the total output bandwidth of the third-level switching unit is a sum of link rates of all output links of the third-level switching unit.

US Pat. No. 10,247,901

STIFFENED LENS MOUNT

JENOPTIK OPTICAL SYSTEMS ...

1. A stiffened lens mount comprising: an outer mount ring having an axis of symmetry; an inner mount ring which is arranged coaxial to the outer mount ring and has one or two end faces arranged perpendicular to the axis of symmetry; and connection structures via which the inner mount ring is connected to the outer mount ring; one or two stiffening rings being arranged coaxial to the inner mount ring; said one or two stiffening rings being fixedly connected to the inner mount ring in each instance; via one of the respective end faces along an imaginary circle in each instance, at least one of the stiffening rings extending beyond a circumferential surface of a lens mounted in the inner mount ring at least partially overlapping the outer mount ring; and the one or two stiffening rings with their thickness having a greater radial dimension than the inner mount ring with its thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,251,320

MANAGING DEVICE FOR COOLING INVERTER

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A managing device for cooling an inverter device, comprising:a fan controller configured to provide an electric current of a cooling fan; and
a controller configured to determine whether the current flowing in the cooling fan is out of a preset range, and, when the current is out of the preset range, configured to control the cooling fan with a control voltage different from an operating voltage of the cooling fan,
wherein, when the current is out of the preset range even though the cooling fan is operated by the control voltage, the controller interrupts an operation of the inverter,
wherein the controller includes a manipulator configured to receive the current flowing in the cooling fan and output a signal related to the control voltage; and
a switched-mode power supply connected to both ends of a capacitor provided on a direct current (DC) link, configured to receive the signal related to the control voltage from the manipulator, generate the control voltage corresponding to the received signal, and provide the control voltage to the fan controller.

US Pat. No. 10,251,313

AIR-GRATE FLOOR PANEL SUB-PLENUM RETROFIT ADD ON MULTI-DIRECTIONAL PLUME

1. In a raised floor system, a method for redirection of an omnidirectional sub-plenum airflow from a sub-plenum to computer equipment disposed on said raised floor system, comprising the steps of:providing an air-grate raised floor panel having an upper surface, a lower surface and a plurality of open air-flow ducts extending therethrough;
providing an air-flow plume attachment by cutting a sheet of metal in a pattern to form a plurality of flaps disposed in a plurality of directions;
bending said flaps to form downwardly projecting open end fins having an open end that creates an acute angle with said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel when said air-flow plume attachment is attached to said air-grate raised floor panel, said open end fins positioned to capture and deflect said omnidirectional sub-plenum airflow from a plurality of directions;
attaching said air-flow plume attachment to said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel using attachment connectors;
installing said air-grate floor panel on a raised floor pedestal support system so that said open end fins of said air-flow plume attachment extend from said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel into said sub-plenum which causes said oven end fins to capture and redirect said omnidirectional sub-plenum airflow from said plurality of directions towards said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel;
supplying said sub-plenum of said raised floor pedestal support system with said omnidirectional sub-plenum air-flow; and
directing said omnidirectional sub-plenum air-flow that has been redirected by said open end fins of said air-flow plume attachment towards said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel and through said plurality of open air-flow ducts in said air-grate raised floor panel without repositioning said installed air-grate floor panel.

US Pat. No. 10,251,312

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR DEVICES ARRANGED IN ROWS

Rite-Hite Holding Corpora...

1. A cooling system, comprising:an inflatable air duct to be positioned above a cold aisle defined between two rows of electronic equipment, the inflatable air duct to extend along a length of the cold aisle, the inflatable air duct to be air permeable to deliver conditioned air into the cold aisle, the electronic equipment having fans to force cool air within the cold aisle through the electronic equipment to adjacent hot aisles on opposite sides of the two rows of the electronic equipment, the inflatable air duct to be spaced apart from the rows of the electronic equipment such that the cold aisle is in unobstructed fluid communication with the adjacent hot aisles over tops of the rows of the electronic equipment, the conditioned air delivered from the inflatable air duct to reduce a mixing of warm air in the hot aisles with the cool air in the cold aisle; and
a nozzle to be attached to a wall of the inflatable air duct, the nozzle providing a discharge path for the conditioned air from an interior of the inflatable air duct toward the cold aisle, the nozzle to guide a discharge current of air through the discharge path, the wall surrounding the nozzle to be air permeable, the discharge current of air to entrain the conditioned air passing through the air permeable wall, a velocity of the discharge current of air to be insufficient to entrain ambient air above the two rows of the electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,251,311

SPLIT COIL COOLER FOR AN ELECTRONIC RACK

1. A cooling system, comprising:a cooling chamber, defining a path for airflow, said cooling chamber having side surfaces through which cooling air is passed from a warm air side to a cold air side;
a first cooling coil, located in the cooling chamber, blocking a first side of the cooling chamber, and allowing air to pass around the first cooling coil on the second side of the cooling coil, said first cooling coil receiving cooling fluid and cooling the air that passes through the first cooling coil, while the air that passes around the first cooling coil not being cooled by the first cooling coil; and
a second cooling coil, also located in the cooling chamber, blocking the second side of the cooling chamber and receiving air which has passed around the first cooling coil into the second cooling coil to cool the air that passes around the first cooling coil.

US Pat. No. 10,251,309

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PASSIVE COOLING OF ELECTRICAL MODULES WITHIN ELECTRICAL UNITS

General Electric Company,...

1. An electrical communications apparatus comprising:a support structure comprising a support heat transfer member; and
an electrical unit received within said support structure, said electrical unit comprising:
a module side defining a bore therethrough and arranged to receive an electrical module within the bore;
a conduction side adjacent said module side; and
a unit heat transfer member coupled to said conduction side, wherein said unit heat transfer member and said support heat transfer member are correspondingly tapered to facilitate slidably coupling said unit heat transfer member and said support heat transfer member.

US Pat. No. 10,251,308

COOLING DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS USING LIQUID COOLANT

1. A device for cooling a component comprising:a support that will receive on a first face the component to be cooled, the support comprising a fluid network inside which a liquid will circulate, the fluid network comprising a first cavity, a second cavity, a first channel connecting the first cavity to the second cavity, and a first deformable membrane and a second deformable membrane forming a mobile wall of the first cavity and a mobile wall of the second cavity, respectively; and
an actuating device for actuating the first membrane and the second membrane, configured to enable deformation of at least one of the first or the second membrane so as to vary a volume of at least one of the first cavity or the second cavity and to enable displacement of the liquid in the first channel,
wherein the actuating device comprises:
a first electrode located on the first membrane,
a second electrode located on the second membrane, and
a fixed electrode located on the support and facing the first electrode in the first cavity or facing the second electrode in the second cavity or facing both the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the fixed electrode is located on protuberances of the support, said protuberances facing the first electrode or the second electrode or both the second and the first electrode, and
wherein a first protuberance among said protuberances is arranged in between a second protuberance and a third protuberance among said protuberances, said third protuberance and second protuberance both having a height that is greater than a height of said first protuberance, said first protuberance and second protuberance being separated by a first groove, said first protuberance and third protuberance being separated by a second groove, said first groove and second groove extending in a direction parallel to the first channel, and each of said first protuberance, second protuberance and third protuberance facing said first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,251,306

WATER COOLING HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....

7. A water cooling heat dissipation structure, comprising:a first plate;
a second plate;
a plurality of heat dissipation members located between the first plate and the second plate and stacked together to form a water cooling heat dissipation body, each of the heat dissipation members having at least one groove extended therethrough and a plurality of turbulent areas provided therein; the at least one groove of the heat dissipation members being stacked to form at least one flow passage; respective turbulent areas of adjacent heat dissipation members being in contact with each other and stacked to form a plurality of turbulent sections located in the at least one flow passage; and one side of both the first and the second plates being respectively attached to a top and a bottom side of the water cooling heat dissipation body to secure two sides of the at least one flow passage;
a first connecting portion provided on one side of the water cooling heat dissipation body; and
a second connecting portion provided on another side of the water cooling heat dissipation body; the first and the second connecting portion being respectively provided on and communicable with two ends of the at least one flow passage of the water cooling heat dissipation body; and wherein each heat dissipation member has a plurality of first heat radiation fins; wherein the first plate has a first flow passage covering section and a plurality of second heat radiation fins; the first flow passage covering section having one side correspondingly connected to the top side of the water cooling heat dissipation body to secure the top side of the at least one flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,251,304

LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRONICS RACK

1. A lightweight electronics rack comprising:a. a housing comprising a single cut sheet of material folded to make an enclosure having a plurality of panels;
b. front and back openings in said housing sized and configured to receive electronics modules; and
c. a plurality of vertical support rails mounted within said housing configured to mount said electronics modules;
d. wherein said rails are spaced apart from interior surfaces of said panels of said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,251,303

SERVER DISPLAY FOR DISPLAYING SERVER COMPONENT INFORMATION

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A server comprising:a set of slots for adding peripheral devices to the server;
a server chassis having a set of openings corresponding to the set of slots; and
a display mounted on the server chassis adjacent to the set of openings, the display divided into display portions, each display portion configured to display slot characteristics, slot status information, and user defined information corresponding to a slot of the set of slots, wherein the slot is adjacent to the display portion.

US Pat. No. 10,251,302

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS FOR INSTALLING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN A RACK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A rack system, comprising:at least one virtual chassis installed in a rack, the virtual chassis comprising:
at least three walls;
one or more removable partitions defining multiple cells within the virtual chassis for receiving electronic equipment items; and
multiple receptacles defined in one or more of the walls for receiving data connectors and/or power connectors to couple with the electronic equipment items;
one or more data distribution devices; and
one or more power distribution devices;
wherein the multiple cells include:
a first cell of a first width approximately equal to half a width of the virtual chassis and a first height approximately equal to one or more rack units;
a second cell of a second width approximately equal to the width of the virtual chassis and of the first height; and
a third cell of the second width and a second height that is approximately equal to a multiple of the first height.

US Pat. No. 10,251,301

CABLE MANAGEMENT DEVICE

AVER INFORMATION INC., N...

1. A cable management device, being cooperated with a fixing element having a resisting plate with an opening formed thereon, the cable management device comprising:a wiring body, having a first sidewall, a second sidewall and a groove rail, the first sidewall being disposed opposite to the second sidewall, the groove rail being formed between the first and second sidewalls and having a input end and a output end at both ends and at least one corner between the input end and the output end;
a first resisting element, being in the form of a plate and having a first resisting surface, extending from one side of the first sidewall of the wiring body;
a first elastic connecting element, including a first connecting part and a first elastic arm, a first end of the first connecting part being connected to the wiring body, the first elastic arm being connected to a second end of the first connecting part and extending toward the first resisting element;
a second resisting element, being in the form of a plate and having a second resisting surface, extending from one side of the second sidewall of the wiring body; and
a second elastic connecting element, including a second connecting part and a second elastic arm, a third end of the second connecting part being connected to the wiring body, the second elastic arm being connected to a fourth end of the second connecting part and extending toward the second resisting element;
wherein the wiring body, a portion of the first resisting element and a portion of the second resisting element are adapted to pass through the opening of the fixing element, and wherein the first resisting surface and the second resisting surface are adapted to contact the resisting plate of the fixing element.

US Pat. No. 10,251,299

14G PORTFOLIO BEZEL LOCK AND LATCHING MECHANISM

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

8. An Information Handling System (IHS) comprising:a server chassis housing one or more server components; and
a bezel lock system comprising:
a bezel configured to attach to a panel of the server chassis;
a convert bracket that slideably secures a latching bracket of the bezel to a frame of the server chassis when in a locked position, the convert bracket configured to slide a length of a release gap along a transverse path from the locked position to a released position;
a bezel lock configured to restrict removal of the bezel from the server chassis when the bezel lock is engaged in a locked orientation, the bezel lock including a rotating cam bracket configured to rotate from the locked orientation to an unlocked orientation;
wherein in the locked orientation, the cam bracket constrains the convert bracket from moving inward on a transverse path by abutting the convert bracket, and the convert bracket is confined transversely between the latching bracket and the cam bracket in the locked orientation; and
wherein in the unlocked orientation, the cam bracket is disposed out of the transverse path of the convert bracket, allowing the convert bracket to retract inward to the release position, allowing the bezel to detach from the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,251,298

COMPUTER CASE

THERMALTAKE TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A computer case, comprising:a box having a back board with an opening; and
a graphics card fixing board comprising a plurality of graphics card shields,
wherein the graphics card fixing board corresponds in position to the opening of the back board and thereby is unfastenably attached to the back board of the box either longitudinally or transversely, allowing the graphics card shields to be lengthwise parallel to a height of the box whenever the graphics card fixing board is attached to the back board of the box longitudinally, and allowing the graphics card shields to be lengthwise perpendicular to the height of the box whenever the graphics card fixing board is attached to the back board of the box transversely.

US Pat. No. 10,251,292

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A head-mounted display comprising:a main body in which a display is built;
a wearing band extending from the main body to a rear side and having a shape enclosing a head of a user as a whole;
a right-side extending section configured to make up a right-side part of the wearing band;
a left-side extending section configured to make up a left-side part of the wearing band;
a movable section configured to make up a part of a rear side of the wearing band, link a rear section of the right-side extending section with a rear section of the left-side extending section, and be movable relative to the right-side extending section and the left-side extending section in a retracting direction in which the length of the wearing band is decreased and in an extending direction in which the length of the wearing band is increased;
a locking mechanism capable of switching the wearing band between an unlocked state in which movements of the movable section in the extending direction and the retracting direction are allowed and a locked state in which a movement of the movable section at least in the extending direction is restricted; and
a first manipulating member arranged on the movable section and positioned at a part of the rear side of the wearing band, the first manipulating member being able to be rotated via being manipulated by the user, wherein
the movable section is configured to be urged at least in the retracting direction in the unlocked state and moved in the retracting direction when the first manipulating member rotates in a first direction,
the movable section is configured to be urged and moved in the extending direction in the unlocked state when the first manipulating member rotates in a second direction,
the locking mechanism maintains the wearing band in the unlocked state when the first manipulating member rotates in the second direction, and
the locking mechanism switches the wearing band from the unlocked state to the locked state when the first manipulating member rotates in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,251,291

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An electronic device, comprising:a window member; and
a display module disposed on a rear surface of the window member,
wherein the display module comprises:
a display panel comprising a non-bending region and a bending region bent from the non-bending region, the bending region comprising a curvature region with a specific curvature and an opposite region facing the non-bending region in a thickness direction of the display module;
a first circuit substrate disposed on a rear surface of the display panel;
a second circuit substrate electrically connecting the display panel with the first circuit substrate;
a first adhesion member disposed on a rear surface of the first circuit substrate to combine the first circuit substrate with a first member different from the first circuit substrate; and
a second adhesion member disposed on a rear surface of the second circuit substrate to combine the second circuit substrate with a second member different from the first circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,251,289

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A head-mounted display, comprising:a display device;
a bonding structure connected to the display device, and comprising:
a first bonding band having a first end; and
a second bonding band having a second end; and
an adjusting device connected to the bonding structure, and comprising:
a housing,
wherein the first bonding band and the second bonding band are movably disposed in the housing;
an adjusting mechanism disposed in the housing, and connected to the first bonding band and the second bonding band,
wherein the adjusting mechanism comprises:
a driving gear meshing with the first bonding band and the second bonding band; a first rotary disk disposed on the driving gear and comprising a first gear; and
a second rotary disk comprising a second gear selectively meshing with and separating from the first gear;
a button connected to the adjusting mechanism,
wherein when the button is pressed to a pressing location, the button pushes the first rotary disk to make the first rotary disk disengage from the second rotary disk; and
a rotation button connected to the adjusting mechanism, wherein when the rotation button is rotated, the adjusting mechanism changes a distance between the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,251,288

TAMPER-RESPONDENT ASSEMBLY WITH VENT STRUCTURE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:an electronic enclosure to enclose, at least in part, at least one electronic component to be protected, the electronic enclosure comprising an inner surface and an air vent through a wall of the electronic enclosure, the air vent being disposed, at least in part, at a corner of the electronic enclosure;
a tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure disposed within the electronic enclosure and comprising a tamper-respondent sensor covering, at least in part, the inner surface of the electronic enclosure, including the air vent, and defining, at least in part, a secure volume about the at least one electronic component; and
a vent structure located within the electronic enclosure, and comprising at least one air passage coupling in fluid communication the secure volume and the air vent of the electronic enclosure to allow air pressure within the secure volume to equalize with air pressure external to the tamper-respondent assembly, the vent structure including opposite ends, one end of the opposite ends being located within the secure volume and another end of the opposite ends being located at the air vent in the electronic enclosure, wherein the vent structure resides between, at least in part, the inner surface of the electronic enclosure and the tamper-respondent sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,251,287

MAGNETIC STAND FOR TABLET DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A device holder for carrying a portable electronic device in an automobile, the device holder comprising:a body that is integrated with the automobile, the body including a cupped portion that is contoured with a size and shape that at least partially conforms to that of the portable electronic device such that the at least a portion of the portable electronic device fits within the cupped portion; and
magnetic elements carried by the body such that when the portable electronic device is in contact with an interior surface of the cupped portion the magnetic elements magnetically couple with magnets of the portable electronic device and secure the portable electronic device to the interior surface, wherein a receipt of the portable electronic device into the cupped portion establishes a communication connection between the portable electronic device and a device in the automobile.

US Pat. No. 10,251,286

MEDICAL IMPLANT AS WELL AS METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

CorTec GmbH, Freiburg (D...

1. A method for the production of a medical implant for a human or animal organism comprising: a housing with a housing wall which comprises an area configured to be transparent to light, and an infrared transmission means or infrared receiving means arranged in an interior of the housing, wherein the area configured to be transparent to light has a lower thickness than a remaining area of the housing, the method comprising:applying a first metallic circumferential frame layer on a top side of a base substrate;
arranging the infrared transmission means or infrared receiver means on the top side of the base substrate and within the first metallic circumferential frame layer;
arranging a cover substrate on the top side of the base substrate which covers an area within the first metallic circumferential frame layer and which has the area configured to be transparent to light;
providing a second metallic circumferential frame layer corresponding to the first metallic circumferential frame layer at the cover substrate;
connecting the first metallic circumferential frame layer to the second metallic circumferential frame layer non-releasably such that the base substrate, the cover substrate, and the metallic circumferential frame layers together form the housing, wherein said housing is a substantially hermetically closed housing of the implant; and
arranging a circumferential frame between the first metallic circumferential frame layer and the second metallic circumferential frame layer, and the frame is connected to the two metallic circumferential frame layers non-releasably.

US Pat. No. 10,251,285

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof type electronic apparatus unit, comprising a connector housing made of resin and including an opening portion and a body portion through which a mating connector is inserted/extracted, and a partition wall having a trapezoidal cross-section into which a plurality of connection terminals are press-fitted, whereinthe connector housing is connected to a first side of a circuit board, with ends on one side of the connection terminals being bent toward a long bottom side of the partition wall;
the circuit board is sealed in an approximately square case body constituted by a base made of sheet metal, which has mounting legs on a third side and a fourth side intersecting orthogonally to the first side, and a cover made of resin,
an end surface opening portion, which is a first side of the cover, has a trapezoidal shape, three surfaces of the trapezoid at the oblique sides, and the short top side of the trapezoidal shape are joined with the oblique sides and the short top side of the partition wall via a first seal material, and a second seal material is annularly applied to the long bottom side of the partition wall and a three-sided outer peripheral surface on the cover, so as to join with an annular base outer peripheral surface on the base; and
the circuit board is held between a shelf portion disposed on the three-sided outer peripheral surface of the cover and the base outer peripheral surface, wherein
the base includes a base bottom surface generated by embossing a center portion of a rectangular sheet metal material to be an approximately square shape with a second depth D2, a flange-shaped base outer peripheral surface which is a contour reference surface of the base bottom surface, and the mounting legs which are generated by bending base opposite sides, which are the third side and the fourth side of the base outer peripheral surface, in a direction toward the base bottom surface, with a third depth D3;
each of fastening surfaces disposed on the four corners of the base outer peripheral surface has a fastening hole into which a fastening screw is inserted for holding the three sides of the circuit board, excluding the first side, between the cover and the base;
the fastening surfaces are embossed toward the direction opposite to the base bottom surface with a first depth D1, to contact the fastening mating surfaces disposed on the cover, thereby generating a seal gap G0 of the second seal material;
the cover includes the three-sided outer peripheral surface, excluding the end surface opening portion, fastening the screw holes into which the fastening screws are screwed, and an outer wall;
the outer wall includes corner outer walls which face the two surfaces on the outer periphery of the fastening surfaces, and a connection outer wall disposed between a pair of corner outer walls located on opposite sides of the end surface opening portion, out of the corner walls;
the connector housing includes an annular outer wall which faces the first side of the base and the end surface opening portion of the cover;
the first side and the second side, which is the opposite side of the first side, of the base constitute a retention gap G1 with respectively the annular outer wall and the outer wall so as to prevent the outflow of the second seal material; and
the annular outer wall constitutes a retention gap G1 with the end surface opening portion of the cover so as to prevent outflow of the first seal material.

US Pat. No. 10,251,284

EASY ASSEMBLY CONTROL PANEL

S.J. Electro Systems, Inc...

1. A control panel assembly comprising:an enclosure;
a pilot device coupled to the enclosure;
a control panel positioned at the enclosure, including a panel interface quick coupled to the pilot device, thereby allowing control communication between the pilot device and the control panel;
where the pilot device is a visual notification beacon including a beacon housing secured to an external side of the enclosure; and
the enclosure including an opening, where the beacon housing is positioned over the opening; and the panel interface includes an extension that extends into the opening and is quick coupled to the visual notification beacon without the use of tools.

US Pat. No. 10,251,266

WEARABLE FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A wearable flexible printed circuit board comprising:a base substrate made of a fiber web that is formed by accumulating spun fibers made of a fiber-forming polymer material and having a diameter of 3 ?m or less; and
a conductive circuit pattern formed on the base substrate,
wherein the fiber web has a plurality of pores; and
wherein the circuit pattern is formed on only fibers of the fiber web.

US Pat. No. 10,251,239

ILLUMINATING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A control method of an illuminating device, comprising:controlling the illuminating device to project initial detection light to an illuminated object, in which the initial detection light is in an initial color;
acquiring a color of initial reflected light generated by the illuminated object on the basis of the initial detection light;
acquiring a target color according to the color of the initial reflected light;
controlling the illuminating device to project target detection light to the illuminated object, in which the target detection light is in the target color;
acquiring a color of target reflected light generated by the illuminated object on the basis of the target detection light; and
determining whether a color difference between the initial reflected light and the target reflected light is within a preset color difference range or not, if yes, controlling the illuminating device to keep projecting the target detection light.

US Pat. No. 10,251,229

LIGHT ENGINE AND LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH FIRST AND SECOND GROUPS OF LEDS

ARKALUMEN INC., Ottawa (...

1. A light engine comprising:a printed circuit board; and
a plurality of LED groups on said printed circuit board; wherein a first one of said LED groups is comprised of at least a subset of LEDs having a first colour temperature, and a second one of said LED groups is comprised of at least a subset of LEDs having a second colour temperature different from said first colour temperature; wherein at least one of said LEDs having a first colour temperature from said first LED group and at least one of said LEDs having a second colour temperature from said second LED group are intertwined on said light engine.

US Pat. No. 10,251,193

SYSTEM AND DEVICES USING A PREAMBLE-BASED DSS COMMUNICATION LINK AND SPECTRUM-IMPACT-SMOOTHED CHANNEL SETS IMPLEMENTING CHANNEL RESYNCHRONIZATION

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A pair of wireless communications devices operational at intermediate ranges, said devices utilizing a set of discrete radio frequencies upon which are organized a set of spectrum-impact-smoothed (SIS) channels each having a distinct digital spread spectrum frequency sequence, each SIS channel specifying a unique frequency to be used in the transmission of a packet preamble relative to all of the other SIS channels within the set, a first one of said devices being a source of streamed data and the second one being a receiver of streamed data, each of said devices comprising:a transceiver functional for wireless communication using the frequency sequence of the spectrum-impact-smoothed channels;
and an electronic circuit implementing a state machine immutable to power-transient events;
wherein said state machine of each device is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(a) configuring said transceiver of the particular device to transmit or receive a packet on a channel having distinct communication parameters,
(b) synchronizing with the other of said wireless devices on a first communications channel in the set of SIS channels, said synchronizing initiating a sequence of SIS channels beginning with the first communications channel,
(c) exchanging a packet with the other of said wireless devices using the first communications channel,
(d) repeatedly determining a next SIS channel to be used in the course of exchanging a packet with the other of said devices, said determining selecting a channel as directed or otherwise not yet used in the course of the sequence of SIS channels beginning with a first communications channel,
(e) repeatedly exchanging a packet with the other of said wireless devices using a determined next SIS channel;
wherein said state machine of said first device is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(f) transmitting a packet to said second device containing an SIS channel directive from a current to a successive channel,
(g) after the transmission of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, receiving an acknowledgment from said second device, and
(h) after the receipt of an acknowledgment following the transmission of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, setting a current channel to the successive channel acknowledged by the second device; and
wherein said state machine of said second device is configured to sequence through a set of states to implement the functions of:
(i) receiving a packet from said first device containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, and
(j) after the reception of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, transmitting an acknowledgment to said first device, and
(k) after the reception of a packet containing an SIS channel directive to a successive channel, setting a current channel to the successive channel acknowledged by the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,164

UPLINK RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR RELAY NODE BASED COMMUNICATION

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A wireless communications system, comprising:a base station;
a relay device; and
a terminal device; wherein
the terminal device is configured to:
receive from the base station on a shared channel an allocation of uplink resources for transmitting uplink data to the relay device; and
transmit uplink data to the relay device using the uplink resources allocated to the terminal device;
the relay device is configured to:
monitor the shared channel and detect an allocation of uplink resources transmitted from the base station to the terminal device on the shared channel;
receive the transmitted uplink data from the terminal device on the allocated resources detected from the shared channel;
receive an allocation of uplink resources for relaying the received uplink data to the base station; and
transmit the received uplink data to the base station using the uplink resources allocated to the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,250,927

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING PLAYBACKS AT TWO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Interdigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for synchronizing playback of a program including a video and associated first audio at a first electronic device with playback of a second audio associated with the program at a second electronic device that also receives the first audio, the first audio and the second audio being different from each other, the method comprising:decoding by the second electronic device, the first audio, and outputting the decoded first audio;
decoding by the second electronic device, the second audio and outputting the decoded second audio for playing back by the second electronic device;
receiving a user command to synchronize the playback of the video at the first electronic device and playback of the second audio at the second electronic device from a first position, which is a first time interval away from a beginning of the program in a normal playback of the program, wherein the first position is selectable through the user command; wherein when the playback of the second audio is at the first position, the playback of the program by the first electronic device is at a second position, which is a second time interval away from the beginning of the program in a normal playback;
responsive to the user command, the method further comprising:
capturing by a capturing device in the second electronic device, the playback of the first audio at the first electronic device;
determining by the second electronic device, an offset between the outputted decoded first audio and the captured first audio; and
adjusting outputting of the decoded second audio according to the offset, so that the playback of the first audio at the first electronic device is synchronized with the playback of the second audio at the second electronic device;
the method further comprising asking for another user command for an adjustment of the first position when a difference between the first time interval and the second time interval is more than a predefined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,250,057

POWER SUPPLY INCLUDING BI-DIRECTIONAL DC CONVERTER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A power supply including a bi-directional DC converter, comprising:a first terminal being electrically coupled to an external power source;
a second terminal being electrically coupled to a load;
a third terminal being electrically coupled to a battery;
first and second semiconductor switches being electrically coupled in series between said first terminal and said second terminal;
a mode switching means being electrically coupled to said first semiconductor switch, said second semiconductor switch and said bi-directional DC converter,
wherein said bi-directional DC converter comprises an upper semiconductor switch and a lower semiconductor switch which are electrically coupled in series to each other between an intermediate node between said first semiconductor switch and said second semiconductor switch and ground, a magnetic element being electrically coupled to an intermediate node between said upper semiconductor switch and said lower semiconductor switch, and a switching control means for controlling on and off states of each of said upper semiconductor switch and said lower semiconductor switch, so that said bi-directional DC converter is operative to switch between a first operating mode in which said battery is charged and a second operating mode in which said battery supplies power to said load; and
in said first operating mode, said first semiconductor switch is turned on so that said external power source charges said battery through said first semiconductor switch, said intermediate node and said bi-directional DC converter, and said second semiconductor switch is turned off for providing a rapid charging function, or is turned on for supplying power to said load through said first semiconductor switch, said intermediate node and said second semiconductor switch, and
in said second operating mode, said first semiconductor switch is turned off and said second semiconductor switch is turned on so that said battery supplies power to said load through said bi-directional DC converter, said intermediate node and said second semiconductor switch.

US Pat. No. 10,248,110

GRAPH THEORY AND NETWORK ANALYTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR PROCESS OPTIMIZATION IN MANUFACTURING

TIBCO Software Inc., Pal...

1. A computer-implementable method for predicting characteristics of unmeasured batches in a manufacturing operation, comprising:identifying, using one or more computing device processors, manufacturing units of a manufacturing operation;
characterizing, using the one or more computing device processors, the manufacturing units as nodes associated with a manufacturing operation graph representation;
characterizing, using the one or more computing device processors, at least one of an input material, a supplier, a part, or another input associated with the manufacturing operation as nodes associated with the manufacturing operation graph representation;
characterizing, using the one or more computing device processors, manufacturing steps associated with the manufacturing operation as connections associated with the manufacturing operation graph representation;
generating, using the one or more computing device processors, the manufacturing operation graph representation using the characterized nodes and connections;
measuring, using the one or more computing device processors, a characteristic of a batch associated with the manufacturing operation;
identifying, using the one or more computing device processors, connections between the measured batch and an unmeasured batch associated with the manufacturing operation;
computing, using the one or more computing device processors, based on the identified connections associated with the manufacturing operation graph representation, a degree of connectedness between the measured batch and the unmeasured batch; and
predicting, using the one or more computing device processors, based on the degree of connectedness, a characteristic of the unmeasured batch.

US Pat. No. 10,247,635

ONLINE CHLORINE ANALYZER

HACH COMPANY, Loveland, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cartridge comprising a base and a lid;
at least two fluid lines located between the base and the lid of the cartridge;
at least one heating element integral to either the base or the lid and aligned in intimate contact with the at least two fluid lines;
at least one heat sensing element in intimate contact with the at least two fluid lines, wherein the at least one heat sensing element is spaced downstream from the at least one heating element;
a power supply for the cartridge; and
a processor in electrical communication with the cartridge programmed to:
operate the at least one heating element to produce heating of the at least two fluid lines for a predetermined amount of time of at least five seconds at a first position prior to initiation of a measurement cycle, wherein the measurement cycle includes:
introduction of fluid into the at least two fluid lines upstream from the first position; and
operation of the at least one heat sensing element to detect the heat of the fluid within the at least two fluid lines at a position downstream of the first position;
operate the at least one heating element to discontinue heating of the at least two fluid lines at the first position after the predetermined amount of time has passed;
introduce the fluid into the at least two fluid lines upstream from the first position; and
operate the at least one heat sensing element to detect the heat of the fluid within the at least two fluid lines at a position downstream of the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,247,524

COLLAR CLIP FOR BEAR SPRAY AND CROWD CONTROL AEROSOL DEVICES

Avanti USA Ltd., Tonawan...

1. A collar clip for securing an aerosol canister, comprising:a collar arranged to engage the aerosol canister, including:
a top;
a bottom;
a first outward facing surface;
a first inward facing surface; and,
a notch arranged proximate the top and extending radially outward from the first outward facing surface; and,
a clip, including:
a first end connected to the collar;
a second end;
a second inward facing surface; and,
a second outward facing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,247,165

HANDHELD ENGINE-DRIVEN WORKING MACHINE

YAMABIKO CORPORATION, Oh...

1. A handheld engine-driven working machine comprising:an internal combustion engine with a throttle valve;
a centrifugal clutch coupled to the internal combustion engine and operating at a rotational speed equal to or greater than a clutch-in rotational speed;
a throttle adjusting device for adjusting an opening degree of the throttle valve of the internal combustion engine; and
a control device provided in the internal combustion engine;
wherein at the rotational speed higher than the clutch-in rotational speed the control device is configured to detect a rotational speed and an amount of change in the rotational speed at at least once in each rotation of the internal combustion engine, and determines that the throttle valve is partially opened when the amount of change in the rotational speed is greater than a predetermined value which is defined to change according to a change in the rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 10,246,655

HIGH DENSITY RENEWABLE FUELS FROM SANTALENES

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for manufacturing turbine and diesel fuels, comprising:providing a sesquiterpene mixture consisting of santalene, alpha-santalene, beta-santalene, alpha-bergamotene, farnesene, and combinations thereof, wherein the sesquiterpene mixture is generated by metabolically engineered organisms from substrates including glucose, sucrose, fructose, other reducing sugars, cellobiose, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignocellulose, lignin, methane, natural gas, and CO2, or by isolating from plant material by solvent extraction or steam distillation;
purifying said sesquiterpene mixture, thereby forming a purified sesquiterpene mixture;
isomerizing said purified sesquiterpene mixture with at least one heterogeneous or homogenous acid catalyst to produce isomers; and
hydrogenating said isomers with at least one hydrogenation catalyst under hydrogen pressure to generate hydrogenated isomers; and distilling said hydrogenated isomers to produce a first high density fuel and a higher molecular weight residue.

US Pat. No. 10,251,307

COOLING DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS USING LIQUID COOLANT

1. A device for cooling at least one component, comprising:a support having a first face and a second face opposite the first face, the first face being configured to receive at least a component to be cooled, the support comprising a fluid network configured to circulate a liquid therein, the fluid network comprising a first cavity, a second cavity, and at least one first channel connecting the first cavity to the second cavity, a first deformable membrane and a second deformable membrane forming a mobile wall of the first cavity and a mobile wall of the second cavity, respectively,
the support further comprising an actuating device configured to actuate the first membrane and the second membrane, the actuating device being provided with actuation electrodes and being configured to enable deformation of the first and/or the second membrane so as to vary a volume of the first cavity and/or a volume of the second cavity and to enable displacement of the liquid in the at least one first channel; and
a thermal conducting element extending through the support and being disposed between a wall of the at least one first channel and the second face of the support, the thermal conducting element passing through a first material of the support and being in at least a second material, the first material having a first thermal conductivity, and the second material having a second thermal conductivity greater than the first thermal conductivity.

US Pat. No. 10,251,283

CARRIER-ATTACHED COPPER FOIL, LAMINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a carrier, an interlayer, and an ultrathin copper layer in this order, wherein D2?D1 is 0.30 to 3.83 ?m, where D1 is the gravimetrically measured thickness of the carrier-attached copper foil excluding the carrier and the interlayer, and D2 is the maximum thickness of a layer remaining on a bismaleimide-triazine resin substrate in case of detaching the carrier after the carrier-attached copper foil is laminated to the resin substrate from the ultrathin copper layer side by being heat pressed under a pressure of 20 kgf/cm2 at 220° C. for 2 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,251,256

HEAT DISSIPATING STRUCTURE

Shindengen Electric Manuf...

1. A heat dissipating structure, comprising:a heat sink having a base portion and at least one heat dissipating fin, the base portion having first and second surfaces opposing each other, the at least one heat dissipating fin extending perpendicularly from the first surface, each of the at least one heat dissipating fin having a first insertion groove, and first and second fin portions separated by the first insertion groove, and the first insertion groove extending from an end portion thereof toward the base portion;
a first heat generating component inserted into the first insertion groove, the first heat generating component being in contact with at least one fin portion of the first and second fin portions;
a circuit board on the second surface of the base portion and electrically connected to the first heat generating component;
a second heat generating component on the circuit board, the second heat generating component generating a smaller amount of heat than the first heat generating component; and
a connector in the base portion, the connector being over the first insertion groove in plan view, and the connector electrically connecting the first heat generating component and the second heat generating component, wherein
the base portion has a second insertion groove and a through-hole over the first insertion groove in plan view, the connector being insertable from the second surface into the second insertion groove, and the through-hole connecting the first insertion groove and the second insertion groove,
the connector has a first surface facing the first heat generating component and a second surface facing the second heat generating component,
the first surface of the connector has a first insertion outlet into which a first connecting terminal that electrically connects the first heat generating component to the connector is insertable, and
the second surface of the connector has a second insertion outlet into which a second connecting terminal that electrically connects the second heat generating component to the connector is insertable, and
the connector has a protruding portion protruding in an extending direction of the first and second fin portions and fitted into the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,251,253

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation device comprising:a chamber in which a target is irradiated with laser light and extreme ultraviolet light is generated; and
a target supply unit configured to eject a target into the chamber, the target supply unit including a nozzle member that includes an ejection face having an ejection port configured to eject the target into the chamber,
an angle ?1 defined by the ejection face and a gravity axis satisfying a condition of “0 degrees the nozzle member includes:
a substrate portion having a base face exposed to an inside of the chamber; and
a protruding portion having the ejection face at a tip of the protruding portion, the protruding portion being formed to protrude from the base face,
a diameter of the ejection port for the target, formed on the ejection face, is 2 micrometers or larger but 3 micrometers or smaller, and
a diameter of the ejection face is 10 micrometers or larger but 20 micrometers or smaller.

US Pat. No. 10,251,252

MOBILE X-RAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A mobile X-ray apparatus comprising:an X-ray radiation device configured to emit X-rays;
a controller configured to control the X-ray radiation device;
a power supply configured to supply operating power to the X-ray radiation device and the controller; and
a charger configured to charge the power supply, and
wherein the power supply comprises:
a lithium ion battery including a plurality of battery cells,
at least one current sensor configured to detect current of the lithium ion battery, and
a battery management system (BMS) configured to detect an occurrence of an overcurrent in the lithium ion battery via the at least one current sensor in response to receiving an X-ray emission preparation signal, and to control on or off states of a discharge current path in which a discharge current flows from the lithium ion battery to the controller and the X-ray radiation device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,251

ELECTROSTATIC DISSIPATION DEVICE WITH STATIC SENSING AND METHOD THEREOF

YI JING TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. An electrostatic dissipation device with static sensing applicable to dissipate electrostatic charges on an object, comprising:an ion transmitting unit, including a casting, an air flow generator disposed in the casting, and an air flow control circuit electrically connected to the air flow generator;
an ion generating unit, including a circuit controller electrically connected to the air flow control circuit, an ion generating circuit electrically connected to the circuit controller, and at least one ion discharge needle disposed on the casting and electrically connected to the ion generating circuit; and
a static sensing unit, including a static sensor electrically connected to the circuit controller, and a static value is continuously detected and provided as feedback to the circuit controller by the static sensor, the circuit controller being configured to calculate a quantity of charge and a quantity of airflow for electrostatic dissipation;
when the static value on an object is detected by the static sensor is negative, the ion generating circuit controlled by the circuit controller enables the ion discharge needle to generate positive ions only, furthermore, the air flow generator controlled by the circuit controller enables the air flow control circuit to generate adequate airflow, wherein the positive ions are blown to the object for static neutralization; when the static value on the object is detected by the static sensor is positive, the ion generating circuit controlled by the circuit controller enables the ion discharge needle to generate negative ions only, furthermore, the air flow control circuit controlled by the circuit controller enables the air flow generator to generate adequate air flow, wherein the negative ions are blown to the object for static neutralization; when the static value is not detected by the static sensor, the operation of the ion generating circuit and the air flow generator are ceased by the circuit controller,
wherein an amount of the air flow is adjusted by the static value as detected.

US Pat. No. 10,251,249

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND LIGHTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination apparatus, comprising:a light source;
a communication device that performs wireless communication;
a timer that indicates a current time;
a storage that stores scene information indicating a scene specified by at least one of dimming and toning, and an activation time indicating a time at which the scene indicated by the scene information should be activated; and
a controller that, when the current time indicated by the timer reaches the activation time, causes the light source to emit light in a mode for the scene indicated by the scene information, and transmits the scene information and the current time indicated by the timer to an external device via the communication device, wherein
the controller adjusts the current time indicated by the timer to synchronize with a current time of the external device according to an internally elapsed time in the illumination apparatus, when the communication device receives the current time of the external device from the external device, the internally elapsed time being a time duration after receiving the current time of the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,247

SMART MESH LIGHT SOCKET

Sirqul, Inc., Seattle, W...

1. A smart-mesh socket comprising:a bottom cap connector that is sized and shaped to be electrically coupled with a light-bulb socket;
a smart-mesh circuit that is electrically coupled to the bottom cap connector and that includes:
a main circuit with one or more processing units and one or more memory components;
a first wireless circuit with a transceiver to connect to a first wireless network to send and receive communications with other devices connected to the first wireless network that include multiple other smart-mesh sockets located throughout a building; and
a second wireless circuit with a passive receiver to monitor wireless transmissions on a second wireless network without sending transmissions on the second wireless network, including to identify mobile devices of users within an area that is a subset of the building and is covered by the second wireless network,
wherein the one or more memory components store software instructions that, when executed by at least one of the one or more processing units, configure the smart-mesh socket to participate via the first wireless circuit in a mesh network having a plurality of smart-mesh sockets that include the smart-mesh socket and the multiple other smart-mesh sockets, to cause the plurality of smart-mesh sockets to provide functionality distributed across the plurality of smart-mesh sockets that includes tracking locations of the users via the mobile devices as the users move throughout the building into separate areas covered by respective smart-mesh sockets of the plurality of smart-mesh sockets; and
a top socket, electrically coupled to the bottom cap connector, that is sized and shaped to receive and provide power to a light bulb.

US Pat. No. 10,251,236

LAMPS HAVING CURRENT LEAKAGE PROTECTION, SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE

Huizhou Light Engine Limi...

1. An LED lamp configured to be connected to a leakage protection switch, the LED lamp comprising:one or more light emitting diodes;
a control circuit configured to be coupled to the leakage protection switch by a hot connector and a neutral connector;
a light board, wherein the light board is a printed circuit board that includes a track that surrounds at least a portion of a light module on the printed circuit board, a branch of the hot connector is directly coupled to the track and the light module is coupled to the control circuit by a hot line and a neutral line; and
an enclosure supporting the control circuit and the light board;
wherein when water contacts at least a portion of the track, at least a portion of a current flowing through the hot connector enters a ground conductor, thereby causing the leakage protection switch to electrically disconnect the LED lamp from a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,251,232

DYNAMIC LIGHT DISPLAY

COGNICOLOR, LLC, Spokane...

1. A dynamic light display, comprising:a translucent case;
a controllable Light Emitting Diode (LED) array disposed inside the translucent case, wherein the controllable LED array comprises a plurality of individual LED elements, each individual LED element comprising at least one LED subpixel and a local controller; and
a dynamic light display controller electronically coupled to the controllable LED array, wherein:
the dynamic light display controller is configured to send control signals to the controllable LED array;
the control signals include intensity levels for each of the individual LED elements of the controllable LED array, wherein the local controllers receive the intensity levels and apply the intensity levels at the LED subpixels; and
the dynamic light display controller is configured to send the control signals in order to dynamically modify the intensity levels of the individual LED elements in the controllable LED array; wherein the controllable LED array is supported by a support structure comprising a rigid structure extending from a base platform, and wherein the controllable LED array comprises a plurality of LEDs affixed to an exterior surface of the support structure; and wherein the translucent case fits over the support structure and extends to the base platform to completely enclose the support structure, and the translucent case and the support structure are sized to leave an air gap between the translucent case and the support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,251,219

DEFROSTING GLASS, DEFROSTING LAMP AND VEHICLE USING THE SAME

Beijing FUNATE Innovation...

1. A defrosting glass, comprising:a glass substrate having a substrate surface;
at least one carbon nanotube composite wire deposed on the substrate surface;
at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode, spaced from each other, electrically connected with the at least one carbon nanotube composite wire; and
wherein each of the at least one carbon nanotube composite wire comprises a carbon nanotube wire and a metal layer made of metal or metal alloy; the carbon nanotube wire comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes spirally arranged along an axial direction of the carbon nanotube wire, a diameter of the carbon nanotube wire ranges from 1 micrometer to 30 micrometers, and a twist of the carbon nanotube wire ranges from 250 t/cm to 300 t/cm; and the metal layer is coated on a carbon nanotube wire surface of the carbon nanotube wire, and a thickness of the metal layer ranges from 1 micrometer to 5 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,251,198

CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT THRESHOLD CONFIGURATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of an access point adapted to operate in association with a communication standard with application of a sense-before-transmit principle and adapted to communicate via a wireless channel with at least a first wireless communication device (WCD) associated with the access point and a second WCD associated with the access point, the method comprising:maintaining a first clear channel assessment threshold (CCAT) value for the first WCD based on one or more parameters of the first WCD;
maintaining a second CCAT value for the second WCD based on one or more parameters of the second WCD, wherein the first and second CCAT values are separate values;
obtaining data intended for the first WCD; and
after obtaining the data intended for the first WCD, determining, based on the first CCAT value maintained for the first WCD, whether the wireless channel is free for a downlink transmission from the access point to the first WCD; and
as a result of determining, based on the first CCAT value maintained for the first WCD, that the wireless channel is free for a downlink transmission from the access point to the first WCD, transmitting to the first WCD the data intended for the first WCD, wherein
the step of determining, based on the first CCAT value maintained for the first WCD, whether the wireless channel is free for a downlink transmission from the access point to the first WCD comprises:
comparing a received signal level to the first CCAT value; and
determining the channel to be free for transmission to the first WCD as a result of determining that the received signal level does not exceed the first CCAT value maintained for the first WCD.

US Pat. No. 10,251,190

UPLINK FREQUENCY SELECTION SCHEDULING METHOD AND DEVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. An uplink frequency selection scheduling method comprising:receiving, by a base station, sounding reference signals (SRS) from a user equipment (UE);
determining, by the base station, a physical resource block (PRB) interference intensity;
determining, by the base station, PRB scheduling priority (SP) based on SRS channel quality (SINR), the determined said PRB interference intensity (Pi) and average noise power, wherein SP=SINR/(1+Pi/PN) where PN is average noise power; and
performing uplink frequency selection scheduling, by the base station, based on the determined PRB scheduling priority.

US Pat. No. 10,251,189

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING RESOURCES AMONG DIFFERENT NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method at a central coordination node for coordinating resources among a plurality of operating networks that is communicatively connected to the central coordination node, comprising:receiving blanking determination related information reported from the plurality of operating networks;
determining a blanking pattern for at least one of the plurality of operating networks based at least on the blanking determination related information; and
distributing the blanking pattern to the at least one of the plurality of operating networks;
wherein;
determining a blanking pattern at least comprises determining a blanking ratio and blanking positions for the blanking pattern;
the blanking determination related information at least comprises:
a blanking ratio budget estimated at an operating network; and
one or more blanking ratio requests estimated by the operating network for one or more peer operating networks that interfere with that operating network; and
determining a blanking ratio comprises, for an operating network, determining the blanking ratio based on a comparison between its estimated blanking ratio budget and one or more blanking ratio requests estimated for the operating network by one or more of its peer operating networks.

US Pat. No. 10,251,171

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING UPLINK RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity, two Radio Link Control (RLC) entities and two Medium Access Control (MAC) entities associated with a split bearer,
wherein a first RLC entity is associated with a first MAC entity, and a second RLC entity is associated with a second MAC entity, and
wherein the first MAC entity is for a first evolved-Node B (eNB) and the second MAC entity is for a second eNB;
when data becomes available for transmission in the PDCP entity, indicating, to the first MAC entity and to the second MAC entity, an amount of data for transmission in the PDCP entity, the amount of data for transmission including data that is common to the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity,
wherein an amount of data for transmission in the first RLC entity indicated to the first MAC entity and an amount of data for transmission in the second RLC entity indicated to the second MAC entity are not common;
generating a first buffer status reporting (BSR) for the first eNB with considering the indicated amount of data available for transmission in the PDCP entity and the indicated amount of data available for transmission in the first RLC entity;
generating a second BSR for the second eNB with considering the indicated amount of data available for transmission in the PDCP entity and the indicated amount of data available for transmission in the second RLC entity;
transmitting, via the first MAC entity, the first BSR to the first eNB; and
transmitting, via the second MAC entity, the second BSR to the second eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,251,028

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WIRELESS LINK IN A LOCAL AREA NETWORK INCLUDING A WIRELESS BRIDGE, RESPECTIVE WIRELESS BRIDGE, PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for operating a wireless link in a local area network (LAN) including a LAN access point, a wireless bridge linked with the LAN access point and a receiver linked with the wireless bridge, the wireless bridge including a bridge access point and a bridge station providing the wireless link therebetween, wherein a multicast data connection is established between the LAN access point and the receiver via the wireless bridge, comprising:recieving by the bridge station, through the wirelss link, a multicast data stream from the LAN access point, and
sending a query message by the bridge station to the receiver when the wireless link is restored after a connection loss of the wireless link, for triggering a transmission, by the receiver, of a join request message to renew the multicast stream.

US Pat. No. 10,249,046

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBJECT TRACKING AND SEGMENTATION VIA BACKGROUND TRACKING

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for tracking an object, comprising:establishing the object in a current frame by circumscribing the object with a first bounding box;
establishing a background region encompassing the object in the current frame by circumscribing the object with a second bounding box larger than the first bounding box to encompass the object in at least a portion of background surrounding the object;
estimating a location for the object in a next frame;
determining propagation of the background region; and
segmenting the object from its background based on propagation of the background region.

US Pat. No. 10,248,830

SENSOR PIXEL CIRCUITRY FOR FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A fingerprint sensor device for fingerprint detection, comprising:an array of sensor pixels configured to capacitively couple with a touched portion of a finger to form an array of fingerprint associated capacitors having capacitive values indicative of a fingerprint,
each sensor pixel including:
an output terminal configured to output an output signal that indicates a capacitive coupling with the touched portion of the finger as part of fingerprint data for fingerprint detection;
a sensor plate capacitively coupled to a part of the touched portion of the finger, forming a fingerprint associated capacitor;
a first switching circuitry for being switchable in electrically connecting the sensor plate to a fingerprint driving voltage and the output terminal;
a pair of layout electrodes, comprising a first layout electrode capacitively coupled to the sensor plate for forming a first layout associated capacitor, and a second layout electrode capacitively coupled to the sensor plate for forming a second layout associated capacitor;
a second switching circuitry for being switchable in electrically connecting the first layout electrode to a layout driving voltage and a ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,248,260

PRESSURE SENSING UNIT AND TOUCH INPUT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

HIDEEP INC., (KR)

1. A touch input device capable of detecting a touch pressure, the touch input device comprising:a display panel; and
a pressure sensing unit which is disposed under the display panel;
wherein the pressure sensing unit comprises one central pressure sensor for detecting the touch pressure and a plurality of non-central pressure sensors for detecting the touch pressure;
wherein an area of each of the non-central pressure sensors is less than that of the central pressure sensor; and
wherein the plurality of non-central pressure sensors are disposed in an edge region of the touch input device for improving a signal-to-noise ratio of the edge region of the touch input device when detecting the touch pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,247,449

VARIABLE-CAPACITY COMPRESSOR, TWO-STAGE COMPRESSION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Gree Electric Appliances,...

1. A variable-capacity two-stage compression system, comprising:a variable-capacity compressor, comprising a low pressure cylinder comprising at least two cylinders connected in parallel and a high pressure cylinder in serial connection with the low pressure cylinder; and
a control mechanism configured to control at least one of the at least two cylinders connected in parallel to operate in full-load or no-load operation, wherein the control mechanism comprises a first solenoid valve and a second solenoid valve, in the case where the system needs to operate in two-cylinder mode, the first solenoid valve is opened and the second solenoid valve is closed, so that the first cylinder of the compressor operates in no-load and the compression system enters the two-cylinder operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,246,795

TRANSFER-FREE METHOD FOR FORMING GRAPHENE LAYER

Kuk-II Graphene Co., Ltd....

1. A method for manufacturing an electrical device, the method comprising the steps of:(A) modifying a surface of a base substrate by sputtering titanium (Ti) on the surface to form a Ti layer on the surface, wherein the Ti layer has a thickness of 3-20 nm; and
(B) growing a graphene layer, by chemical vapor deposition, on the Ti layer formed on the surface,
wherein the electrical device comprises the base substrate, the Ti layer, and the graphene layer.

US Pat. No. 10,246,774

ADDITIVE FOR ALD DEPOSITION PROFILE TUNING IN GAP FEATURES

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method for performing atomic layer deposition (ALD) on a substrate, comprising:exposing the substrate to a first reactant and an additive, such that exposure to the first reactant and exposure to the additive are initiated substantially simultaneously, the first reactant and the additive being configured to adsorb on exposed surfaces of the substrate, a partial pressure of the first reactant and a partial pressure of the additive being configured so that adsorption of the additive in a gap feature of the substrate decreases as depth increases in the gap feature, wherein the first reactant is a metal-containing precursor, and wherein the additive is an alcohol or an organoamine,
wherein, during the exposure to the first reactant and the additive that is initiated substantially simultaneously, the partial pressure of the additive is configured to prevent diffusion of the additive to a bottom of the gap feature and the partial pressure of the first reactant is configured to enable diffusion of the first reactant to the bottom of the gap feature,
wherein exposing the substrate to the first reactant and the additive includes, pulsing the first reactant and the additive into a carrier gas stream that is flowed into a process chamber in which the substrate is disposed, wherein pulsing the first reactant and the additive into the carrier gas stream includes simultaneously turning on a flow of the first reactant and a flow of the additive into the carrier gas stream;
after exposing the substrate to the first reactant and the additive, exposing the substrate to a second reactant, the second reactant configured to react with the adsorbed first reactant to form a thin film product, the thin film product being an oxide or a nitride, the second reactant configured to react with the adsorbed additive to remove the adsorbed additive from the substrate surface,
wherein exposing the substrate to the second reactant includes, pulsing the second reactant into the carrier gas stream.

US Pat. No. 10,244,951

PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD

ACIST Medical Systems, In...

1. A method of measuring Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) in a patient, the method comprising:advancing a guidewire through a patient's vasculature to a location of interest in a patient;
advancing a guiding catheter over the guidewire to the location of interest;
advancing a sensor delivery device within the guiding catheter to the location of interest, the sensor delivery device comprising a distal sleeve, a distal sensor located on the distal sleeve, a proximal sensor located on the distal sleeve and proximal to the distal sensor, a proximal portion, and a communication channel, the sensors adapted to generate signals proportional to fluid pressure;
advancing only a distal portion of the distal sleeve outside of the guiding catheter such that the distal sensor is outside of the guiding catheter and downstream of the location of interest and the proximal sensor is inside of the guiding catheter;
generating a first distal fluid pressure signal with the distal sensor at a location outside of the guiding catheter and distal to the location of interest;
generating a reference fluid pressure signal with the proximal sensor at a location inside of the guiding catheter, the reference fluid pressure signal representing a fluid pressure within the guiding catheter;
calculating FFR using the first distal fluid pressure signal and the reference fluid pressure signal.

US Pat. No. 10,251,305

COOLING ELEMENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A cooling element comprising a cooling body,the cooling body comprising a first surface and a second surface, the first surface and the second surface being on the opposing sides of the body and the distance between the first and second surfaces defining the height of the cooling body,
multiple of channels for cooling liquid arranged inside the cooling body, the channels extending in a longitudinal direction of the cooling body, wherein
the channels are arranged in two layers in the direction of the height of the cooling body inside the cooling body and the cooling element is adapted to hold electronic components on the first surface and on the second surface for cooling electronic components on both surfaces,
wherein channels of the separate layers of the cooling body are formed as upper and lower channels, whereby at least one of the upper channels is arranged to be in liquid communication to a lower channel at least in one position inside the cooling body,
wherein the cooling body comprises
at least one upper channel which is open to a lower channel within the whole length of the channels, and
an opening extending through the cooling body in the longitudinal direction of the cooling body, the opening being arranged between the at least one upper channel which is open to a lower channel and the mentioned lower channel, wherein
the cooling element comprises at least one insert piece adapted to be inserted to the opening of the cooling body, and the at least one insert piece comprises at least one hole, whereby the insert piece is adapted to separate the at least one upper channel from the lower channel and to provide liquid communication between the at least one upper channel and the lower channel through the at least one hole of the insert piece.

US Pat. No. 10,251,294

POWER SUPPLY STRUCTURE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power supply structure comprising:a first plate member that includes a load, and has first wiring connected to the load;
a second plate member that includes a power supply unit that supplies electric power to the load and has second wiring connected to the power supply unit; and
a block member that has prism-shaped conductive members arranged with a gap interposed therebetween and fixed, is held between the first plate member and the second plate member such that end faces of the conductive members are in contact with the first plate member and the second plate member, and consists of power feed blocks and GND blocks being arranged alternately, the power feed blocks being connected to the first wiring and the second wiring such that current flows from the second plate member to the first plate member, the GND blocks being connected to the first wiring and the second wiring such that current flows from the second plate member to the first plate member;
wherein in the block member, the conductive member through which current flows in the direction from the second plate member to the first plate member has one end face connected to an electrode on the second plate member connecting to the second wiring and has another end face connected to an electrode on the first plate member connecting to the first wiring connected to an input terminal of the load, and the conductive member through which current flows in the direction from the first plate member to the second plate member has one end face connected to an electrode on the first plate member connecting to the first wiring connected to an output terminal of the load and has another end face connected to a terminal on the second plate member connecting to the second wiring connected to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,251,280

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH MICRO INDUCTOR AND MICRO TRANSFORMER WITH MAGNETIC CORE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a substrate;
a first dielectric layer above the substrate;
coil bottom leads positioned in the first dielectric layer;
a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer;
a magnetic core on the second dielectric layer and above the coil bottom leads;
a third dielectric layer on the second dielectric layer and the magnetic core;
coil top leads on the third dielectric layer and above the magnetic core;
coil side leads penetrating the first, second, and third dielectric layers and coupling the coil top leads to the coil bottom leads to form a coil winding around the magnetic core.

US Pat. No. 10,251,279

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MOUNTING WITH TABS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A light engine comprising a printed circuit board and a substrate, wherein:the printed circuit board comprises a width, a length, a longitudinal axis, at least one side edge, a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) extending at least partially along the length of the printed circuit board, and at least one receiver located proximate the at least one side edge; and
the substrate comprises a substrate body having an upper surface extending in a plane and at least one retention tab comprising an upstanding arm extending from the substrate body and a retention arm extending from the upstanding arm, wherein the retention arm comprises a protrusion and wherein the retention arm extends in a plane above the plane of the upper surface of the substrate body such that a receiving slot is formed between the retention arm and the upper surface of the substrate body, wherein the receiving slot is configured to receive a portion of the at least one side edge of the printed circuit board and wherein the at least one receiver is configured to receive the protrusion on the retention arm.

US Pat. No. 10,251,277

RESIN-SEALED MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A resin-sealed module having a plurality of circuit components sealed with a resin and mounted on a circuit substrate, comprising:a plurality of common land electrodes located on a first main surface of the circuit substrate, outer electrodes of the plurality of circuit components set at a same potential being connected to one of the common land electrodes,
each of the common land electrodes including:
a plurality of mounting sections linearly disposed in a same direction relative to an imaginary line connecting centers of opposing ones of the mounting sections, and
a bridge section disposed in an area where the mounting sections are opposed to each other so as to interconnect opposing ones of the mounting sections, wherein
one of the outer electrodes of each of the circuit components is connected to a corresponding one of the mounting sections on a one-to-one correspondence basis by using a solder, and
a portion of the bridge section disposed in the area where the mounting sections are opposed to each other is displaced in a direction perpendicular to the imaginary line connecting centers of opposing ones of the mounting sections.

US Pat. No. 10,251,276

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A printed circuit board for an electronic component, the printed circuit board comprising:an unpopulated circuit board;
an electrically insulating substrate;
a foil comprising an anti-adhesion coating, the foil arranged within the electrically insulating substrate;
a number of electrically conductive conductor tracks; and
at least one sensor dome having:
a sensor head arranged within the electrically insulating substrate, wherein the sensor head is arranged above the foil in relation to a vertical axis relative to a surface side of the electrically insulating substrate; and
a carrier body supporting the sensor head, the carrier body formed integrally with the electrically insulating substrate, the carrier body is cut out with a predefined contour encompassing a section surrounding the sensor head from the electrically insulating substrate, at least a part of the carrier body remains integrally connected to the electrically insulating substrate,
wherein the cut-out carrier body with the sensor head is positioned in a direction of the vertical axis,
wherein the sensor dome is positioned such that the cut-out carrier body with the sensor head is moved in the direction of the vertical axis relative to the surface side; and
a cover encapsulating the sensor dome.

US Pat. No. 10,251,275

CONTROL CIRCUIT BOARD AND ROBOT CONTROL DEVICE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A control circuit board which is to be incorporated in a robot control device, comprising:a board member; and
a first element and a second element, the first and second elements provided on opposite surfaces of the board member to thereby sandwich the board member, wherein a pin arrangement of the first element is the same as a pin arrangement of the second element,
wherein the first element and the second element respectively have a first edge portion and a third edge portion which are opposite to each other and a second edge portion and a fourth edge portion which are opposite to each other,
wherein, for each of the first and second elements, a plurality of signal input pins configured to receive signals are provided to the first edge portion, a plurality of signal output pins configured to transmit signals are provided to the third edge portion, a plurality of between-element communication input pins are provided to the second edge portion, and a plurality of between-element communication output pins are provided to the fourth edge portion, such that locations of the plurality of signal input pins, signal output pins, between-element communication input pins, and between-element communication output pins on the first element are the same as locations on the second element,
wherein, while the first element and second element are sandwiching the board member, the first edge portion of the first element is arranged directly opposite to the first edge portion of the second element, the third edge portion of the first element is arranged directly opposite to the third edge portion of the second element, the second edge portion of the first element is arranged directly opposite to the fourth edge portion of the second element, and the fourth edge portion of the first element is arranged directly opposite to the second edge portion of the second element,
wherein a common external signal is input to the first element and the second element, respectively, via the plurality of signal input pins of the first element and the plurality of signal input pins of the second element,
wherein the plurality of between-element communication input pins of one of the first element and the second element are electrically connected through the board member to the plurality of between-element communication output pins of another of the first element and the second element so that the between-element communication output pins transmit signals to the between-element communication input pins,
wherein the plurality of between-element communication output pins of the one of the first element and the second element are electrically connected through the board member to the plurality of between-element communication input pins of the other of the first element and the second element, so that the between-element communication output pins transmit signals to the between-element communication input pins, and
wherein the common external signal is output from the first element and the second element, respectively, via the plurality of signal output pins of the first element and the plurality of signal output pins of the second element.

US Pat. No. 10,251,272

MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES DESIGNED WITH ULTRA-HIGH-K DIELECTRIC CAPACITORS INTEGRATED WITH PACKAGE SUBSTRATES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A microelectronic device comprising:a plurality of organic dielectric layers; and
a capacitor that is integrated with a first organic dielectric layer of the plurality of organic dielectric layers, and the capacitor includes first and second conductive electrodes and a plurality of vertically arranged ultra-high-k dielectric layers.

US Pat. No. 10,251,269

WIRING BOARD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:an insulating base formed of ceramics;
a recessed portion provided on a side surface of the insulating base, the recessed portion being connected to a lower surface of the insulating base;
an internal wiring conductor disposed in an interior of the insulating base;
an external wiring conductor disposed on the lower surface of the insulating base;
a recessed portion wiring conductor disposed in the recessed portion, the recessed portion wiring conductor being separated from the side surface of the insulating base and being connected to the internal wiring conductor and the external wiring conductor;
a through conductor disposed in an interior of the insulating base, the through conductor electrically connecting the internal wiring conductor and the external wiring conductor,
in a see-through plan view of the insulating base from the lower surface, the recessed portion extending in one direction, the through conductor being disposed in a periphery of an end portion of the recessed portion,
a thin film layer made of a metal and being disposed on the lower surface of the insulating base, in a see-through plan view of the insulating base from the lower surface, the thin film layer not overlapping the recessed portion wiring conductor but overlapping the external wiring conductor and the through conductor,
the recessed portion including a first inner wall surface extending in the one direction and being convex toward the side surface of the insulating base when viewed in a see-through plan view of the insulating base from the lower surface of the insulating base.

US Pat. No. 10,251,267

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE, ORGANIC ELECTRONIC ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A transparent electrode comprising:a transparent substrate;
a metal conductive layer composed of a metal thin line pattern; and
a polymer conductive layer comprising a conductive polymer containing a polymer acid,
wherein the metal conductive layer being formed on/over the transparent substrate and the metal conductive layer being covered with the polymer conductive layer, and
wherein the polymer conductive layer has a surface specific resistance of 10,000?/? or smaller,
the polymer acid contains a fluorinated polymer acid and a non-fluorinated polymer acid, and
in the polymer conductive layer, a concentration of the fluorinated polymer acid increases along a direction from the transparent substrate towards the polymer conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,251,265

PREGREG, FILM WITH RESIN, METAL FOIL WITH RESIN, METAL-CLAD LAMINATE, AND PRINTED WIRING BOARD

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A printed wiring board comprising at least a prepreg formed by impregnating a fiber base material with a resin composition, wherein:the resin composition comprises a thermosetting resin, a curing agent, and an acrylic resin obtained by polymerizing a monomer mixture, a mixing ratio of the thermosetting resin being 10-90 wt % with respect to the total solid portion of the resin composition,
the monomer mixture consisting of:
5-30 parts by weight of a compound represented by the following formula (1),

wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and R2 represents a C5-10 cycloalkyl or C6-13 cycloalkylalkyl group;
0.5-30 parts by weight of a functional group-containing monomer, the functional group comprising at least one of an acid anhydride group, an amino group, an amide group or an epoxy group; and
40-94.5 parts by weight of a third monomer that is copolymerizable with the functional group-containing monomer and the compound represented by formula (1) and has no nitrile groups in the structure, wherein the third monomer is at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, n-propyl acrylate, i-propyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, i-butyl acrylate, t-butyl acrylate, pentyl acrylate, n-hexyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, n-octyl acrylate, dodecyl acrylate, octadecyl acrylate, butoxyethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, n-propyl methacrylate, i-propyl methacrylate, n-butyl methacrylate, i-butyl methacrylate, t-butyl methacrylate, pentyl methacrylate, n-hexyl methacrylate, 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate, n-octyl methacrylate, lauryl methacrylate, dodecyl methacrylate, octadecyl methacrylate, butoxyethyl methacrylate, 4-vinylpyridine, 2-vinylpyridine, ?-methylstyrene, ?-ethylstyrene, ?-fluorostyrene, ?-chlorostyrene, ?-bromostyrene, fluorostyrene, chlorostyrene, bromostyrene, methylstyrene, methoxystyrene and styrene,
the amounts of the compound represented by formula (1), the functional group-containing monomer and the third monomer combine to a total amount of 100 parts by weight, and
the ratio of the peak height near 2240 cm?1 due to nitrile groups (PCN) to the peak height near 1730 cm?1 due to carbonyl groups (PCO) in the IR spectrum of the cured resin composition (PCN/PCO) is no greater than 0.001.

US Pat. No. 10,251,263

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board comprising an insulating layer having an inclination face when viewed in a cross-sectional view of the wired circuit board, and a conductive pattern disposed on an upper face including the inclination face of the insulating layer,wherein the inclination face has a generally arc shape of a circle in a plan view of the wired circuit board,
the entire conductive pattern deviates from the center of the circle along the arc,
the conductive pattern has an inner circle portion that is disposed in at least the circle,
the insulating layer has a first flat face continued to the lower end of the inclination face, and
the inner circle portion is disposed at the first flat face.

US Pat. No. 10,251,262

STRETCHABLE WIRING BOARD

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A stretchable wiring board, comprising:a stretchable base;
at least one stretchable wiring provided on the stretchable base, the stretchable wiring having a wiring section and an electrode terminal section, the electrode terminal section being formed continuously with the wiring section; and
a poorly stretchable member provided so as to overlap at least part of the stretchable wiring in a thickness direction looking at the stretchable base in planar view,
wherein the stretchable wiring comprises at least a first stretchable wiring and a second stretchable wiring,
the first stretchable wiring is provided so as to overlap the poorly stretchable member in the thickness direction, and
the second stretchable wiring does not overlap the poorly stretchable member in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,251,260

CIRCUIT BOARD TO HOLD CONNECTOR PIECES FOR TAMPER DETECTION CIRCUIT

SQUARE, INC., San Franci...

1. A secure electronic system comprising:a security housing comprising:
a non-conductive housing, and
a housing portion of a tamper detection circuit;
a plurality of connector pieces connecting the housing portion of the tamper detection circuit to a board portion of the tamper detection circuit, thereby completing the tamper detection circuit; and
a circuit board, wherein at least a portion of the circuit board is covered by the security housing, the circuit board comprising:
a board,
the board portion of the tamper detection circuit including a voltage monitor node, wherein the board portion of the tamper detection circuit detects tampering with the tamper detection circuit by detecting a voltage change along the tamper detection circuit using the voltage monitor node, and
a plurality of board connector piece holders, wherein each board connector piece holder of the plurality of board connector piece holders includes conductive material and holds a connector piece of the plurality of connector pieces without forming an electrical connection between the conductive material and the connector piece unless tampered with, wherein electrical contact between the conductive material of at least one of the plurality of board connector piece holders and the tamper detection circuit indicates tampering and causes the voltage change along the tamper detection circuit that is detected using the voltage monitor node.

US Pat. No. 10,251,259

CIRCUIT BOARD AND CONDUCTIVE PATTERN STRUCTURE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A circuit board comprising:a first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer; and
an insulating layer disposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer,
wherein the first conductive layer comprises a signal line, the second conductive layer comprises a ground line electrically separated from the signal line, in a corresponding area provided with the signal line and the ground line, the ground line is patterned, and
wherein an outer unit pattern of the ground line is substantially parallel to the signal line and an inner unit pattern of the ground line is oblique to the signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,251,258

DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE CORE BETWEEN GROUND PLANES SECURED IN A CHANNEL

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) a circuit board having a first side, a second side, an elongate channel formed in and open to the first side of the circuit board, and a first conductive ground plane that underlies at least a portion of the channel, the channel having opposed side walls that extend from the first side of the circuit board towards the second side of the circuit board, a bottom wall that extends between the side walls, and the side walls and the bottom wall are between the first and second sides of the circuit board, the circuit board having a first dielectric constant;
(b) a package substrate that is secured to the first side of the circuit board, the package substrate including a second conductive ground plane that is electrically coupled to the first ground plane, and a conductive microstrip line that is substantially parallel to the first and second ground planes, the microstrip line having:
(i) a first portion that overlays at least a portion of the second ground plane and that is separated from the second ground plane by a first distance, the first portion of the microstrip line being dimensioned to have an impedance to propagate radiation having a certain wavelength; and
(ii) a second portion that overlays at least a portion of the first ground plane and that is separated from the first ground plane by a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance, the second portion of the microstrip line is dimensioned to have an impedance to propagate radiation having the certain wavelength, and the second portion of the microstrip line being located within a transition region;
(c) an integrated circuit (IC) that is secured to the package substrate and that is electrically coupled to the first portion of the microstrip line; and
(d) a dielectric waveguide core that overlies at least a portion of the first ground plane, that extends under the second portion of the microstrip line in the transition region, and that is secured in and extends through the channel, the dielectric waveguide core having a second dielectric constant different from the first dielectric constant.

US Pat. No. 10,251,255

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation system configured to irradiate a target with a first pulse laser beam and a second pulse laser beam to turn the target into plasma thereby generating extreme ultraviolet light, comprising:a chamber having at least one aperture configured to introduce the first pulse laser beam and the second pulse laser beam;
a target supply unit configured to supply the target to a predetermined region in the chamber;
a first laser apparatus configured to output the first pulse laser beam with which the target in the chamber is irradiated so as to make the target be diffused in a shape having a first length in a direction in which the first pulse laser beam travels and a second length in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the first pulse laser beam travels, the first length being shorter than the second length; and
a second laser apparatus configured to output the second pulse laser beam with which the target which has been irradiated with the first pulse laser beam is further irradiated.

US Pat. No. 10,251,254

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR CENTROID OF EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generating apparatus comprising:a plurality of EUV light sensors configured to measure energy of extreme ultraviolet light from mutually different directions, the extreme ultraviolet light being generated by applying laser light to a target supplied to a predetermined region in a chamber;
an application position adjusting unit configured to adjust an application position of the laser light to the target supplied to the predetermined region; and
a controller configured to control the application position adjusting unit such that a centroid of the extreme ultraviolet light becomes a targeted centroid, the centroid of the extreme ultraviolet light being specified from measurement results of the EUV light sensors,
the controller
controlling the application position adjusting unit such that the application position is scanned in accordance with a plurality of reference scan points that are mutually different in position, and
calibrating the targeted centroid based on the measurement results acquired for the reference scan points.

US Pat. No. 10,251,246

CONNECTED LIGHTING NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A system having a plurality of multi-channel lighting fixtures that communicate over a network, the system comprising:a controller configured to send a first query message over the network to a first multi-channel lighting fixture in the plurality of multi-channel lighting fixtures; and
the first multi-channel lighting fixture, wherein the first multi-channel lighting fixture accesses one or more services to communicate with the controller and is configured to send a first reply message over the network to the controller in response to receiving the first query message;
wherein the controller is further configured to tally a number of reply messages received from the first multi-channel lighting fixture to determine a connectivity health of the first multi-channel lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,251,245

AUTOMATIC MAPPING OF DEVICES IN A DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING NETWORK

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

1. A method comprising:obtaining a plurality of distance measurements between a plurality of lighting fixtures and a non-lighting fixture device;
verifying the existence of distance measurements between each lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures and the non-lighting fixture device;
determining a distance measurement for any lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures not having the distance measurement;
processing the plurality of distance measurements to assign coordinates to each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures, wherein the coordinates indicate a relative location of each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures with respect to one another; and
facilitating registration of the coordinates assigned to a subset of the plurality of lighting fixtures to a coordinate space to obtain registered coordinates for each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures, wherein the registered coordinates indicate a location of a lighting fixture in the coordinate space that corresponds to a floorplan of a structure such that each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures in the subset of the plurality of lighting fixtures is coordinated with respect to each other and the floorplan of the structure via a drag-and-drop operation with respect to the floorplan via a user interface of the non-lighting fixture device, thereby facilitating the registration of the coordinates.

US Pat. No. 10,251,244

VOICE-CONTROLLED LIGHT SWITCHES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing configured to attach to a portion of a building that includes a power source;
circuitry coupled to the housing and configured to couple the apparatus to the power source of the building and to a power load;
a switch configured to move from at least a first position, in which the power source is coupled to the power load, to a second position, in which the power source is decoupled from the power load;
one or more microphones;
a network interface;
one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
analyzing a first portion of an audio signal to identify a predefined utterance, the audio signal based at least in part on sound captured by the one or more microphones; and
sending a second portion of the audio signal to a remote computing device using the network interface.

US Pat. No. 10,251,242

INFORMATION AND HUB LIGHTS

Resilience Magnum IP, LLC...

1. A system, comprising:a light component of an enhanced light device, the light component configured to emit light to facilitate illumination of an area associated with the enhanced light device;
a memory that stores machine-executable components; and
a processor that executes the machine-executable components stored in the memory, wherein the machine-executable components comprise:
an information component of the enhanced light device, the information component configured to receive information relating to an environment, a device, or a user located in the environment, wherein at least a portion of the information comprises sensor data received from a sensor component; and
a light management component of the enhanced light device, the light management component configured to determine an environment context relating to the environment, a device context relating to the device, or a user context relating to the user, based at least in part on a result of analyzing a first subset of the information, comprising the sensor data, and determine a second subset of the information that relates to the environment or the device to present to the user based at least in part on the environment context, the device context, or the user context.

US Pat. No. 10,251,241

GESTURE-BASED CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING SYSTEMS

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A computing device comprising:a processor configured to:
determine a gesture made by the computing device, the gesture determination based on motion of the computing device;
navigate a user interface displayed on the computing device when the gesture is along a first axis of the computing device, wherein the gesture along the first axis is a fling gesture performed by moving the computing device by translation along the first axis and used to switch the active mode based on the fling direction;
adjust a light output of a luminaire when the gesture is along a second axis of the computing device, wherein:
the luminaire includes at least one solid-state light source configured to output light;
the gesture along the second axis is a pitch gesture performed by angularly lifting and lowering the computing device to provide a continuous range of pitch angles;
the control signal is based on the pitch angle; and
the pitch angle is dependent upon gravitational forces acting on the computing device along the first axis, the second axis, and a third axis of the computing device;
perform at least one error correction when determining the pitch angle to increase the accuracy of the pitch gesture when the computing device is not held flat when performing the pitch gesture, wherein the error originates from non-zero gravitational forces along the first axis and the third axis when the computing device is not held flat; and
confirm or revert the adjustment of the light output of the luminaire when the gesture is around the third axis of the computing device, wherein the gesture around the third axis is a tilt gesture performed by rotating the device in a direction about the third axis to confirm the selected option or revert to the previously selected option based on the tilt direction around the third axis; and
a communication module configured to transmit a control signal to the luminaire, wherein the control signal adjusts the light output of the luminaire based on the gesture along the second axis of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,240

DC CONCENTRATED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE STATE OF THE LAMPS THEREOF

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A DC concentrated illumination system, comprising:a DC distribution box configured for converting a command specification that controls the state of the lamps into a voltage signal with a varying amplitude, and outputting the voltage signal via a power line; and
a plurality of lamp units, each of which comprises a lamp, a power conversion unit and a simulated load unit, wherein the power conversion unit is coupled to the lamp and the simulated load unit, and is coupled to the DC distribution box via the power line;
wherein the power conversion unit receives the voltage signal and determines whether the voltage signal matches a preset convention rule; if matches successfully, the power conversion unit collects state information of the lamps; and
the power conversion unit controls the action of the simulated load unit to get a current signal corresponding to the state information of the lamps, the current signal is transmitted back to the DC distribution box via the power line; and the DC distribution box parses the current signal to obtain the state information of the lamps.

US Pat. No. 10,251,238

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. An electroluminescent device comprising:a first contact structure, the first contact structure comprising an ionic conductor layer and an electrode in contact with the ionic conductor layer;
a second contact structure; and
an emission layer between the first contact structure and the second contact structure; wherein:
the emission layer is configured to emit light when an alternating voltage is applied between the first contact structure and the second contact structure;
the emission layer comprises an elastomer and one or more electroluminescent elements embedded in the elastomer;
the electrode of the first contact structure and the ionic conductor layer form an interface having a capacitive value higher than a capacitive value of the emission layer; and
the emission layer is in contact with ionic conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,251,237

LIGHT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHT DEVICE

IART LAB GMBH, Basel (CH...

1. A lighting device comprising:at least one light module which has a front side and a rear side and a front lighting means arranged for emitting light from the front side, a rear lighting means arranged for emitting light from the rear side, and a control unit,
wherein the control unit of the at least one light module is arranged to adjust the front lighting means and the rear lighting means,
wherein the control unit of the at least one light module comprises an interface, via which the lighting device can be connected to a calibration device,
wherein the control unit of the at least one light module is designed to receive a calibration signal from the calibration device via the interface, and
wherein the control unit of the at least one light module is arranged to calibrate the at least one light module to a pre-adjustable light level by evaluating the calibration signal, to dynamically adjust the front lighting means for displaying information, and to adjust the rear lighting means to the dynamically adjusted front lighting means such that the calibrated light level is constant.

US Pat. No. 10,251,235

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A lighting system comprising:a power source;
a driver configured to receive a main power from the power source and provide a drive signal;
a high intensity narrow spectrum light configured to receive the drive signal;
an indicator configured to provide an indication; and
a controller configured to
monitor operation of the high intensity narrow spectrum light,
compare an operating frequency of the high intensity narrow spectrum light to a predetermined operating frequency, and
control the indicator based on the comparison of the operating frequency of the high intensity narrow spectrum light to the predetermined operating frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,251,234

THERMOELECTRIC THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

1. A thermal management system for an object comprising:(a) one or more thermoelectric elements; and
(b) one or more light emitting sources,wherein a portion of the heat energy that is generated or absorbed by said object is converted by said thermoelectric elements to electrical energy, and the electrical energy is transferred to said light emitting sources which converts the electrical energy to light energy and emits the light energy to the environment, and wherein the emission of the light energy is configured to evacuate the heat energy from the object.

US Pat. No. 10,251,233

SOLID STATE LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF OPERATION AND MANUFACTURE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a solid state lighting device capable of generating mixed light, the solid state lighting device including
a substrate,
a first light source configured to produce light having a first peak wavelength, and
a second light source configured to produce light having a second peak wavelength that is different from the first peak wavelength;
a one spectral sensitive color sensor configured to be capable of detecting light from only the first light source multiple times during a period of time;
a controller coupled to the solid state lighting device and the sensor and configured for independently controlling each of the first and second light sources, the controller being programmed to compensate for color shifts of the second light source by controlling each of the first and second light sources to produce mixed light based on a signal from the sensor and without the lighting system detecting light from the second light source over the period of time and without utilizing a signal from any temperature sensor for monitoring operation of the first light source and/or the second light source; and
memory containing instructions for causing the controller to determine operation of the second light source based on a predetermined relationship between light from the first light source detected by the sensor and operational characteristics of the second light source, wherein the determined operation of the second light source is used by the controller to compensate for the color shifts of the second light source,
wherein the substrate carries the first light source, the second light source, and the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,251,231

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A WIDE OUTPUT RANGE

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling the intensity of a lighting load, the load control device comprising:a load regulation circuit configured to control the magnitude of a load current conducted through the lighting load to adjust the intensity of the lighting load between a low-end intensity and a high-end intensity, the load regulation circuit characterized by an operating frequency;
a filter circuit configured to receive a current feedback signal from the load regulation circuit and to filter the current feedback signal to generate a filtered feedback signal; and
a control circuit operatively coupled to the load regulation circuit for controlling the magnitude of the load current towards a target current in response to the filtered feedback signal;
wherein the control circuit is configured to adjust the operating frequency of the load regulation circuit in response to the target current when the intensity of the lighting load is near the low-end intensity, the control circuit configured to control the filter circuit to filter the current feedback signal during a filter window that repeats on a periodic basis when the intensity of the lighting load is near the low-end intensity, the control circuit configured to control the filter circuit to constantly filter the current feedback signal when the intensity of the lighting load is near the high-end intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,251,230

MULTI-SECTION PORTABLE ELECTRONIC TORCH

Zyntony, Inc., Sandy, UT...

1. An electronic torch comprising:a light emitting diode disposed in each one of a plurality of sections of the electronic torch, wherein the plurality of sections are arranged in a 360 degree circle about a vertical axis of the electronic torch and are divided from each other by a plurality of section walls which are mechanically and thermally connected to a heat sink core disposed within the electronic torch, and
a function switch which allows independent selection of the light emitting diode disposed in each one of the plurality of sections of the electronic torch for activation.

US Pat. No. 10,251,228

LED DIMMING STABILIZER APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A load control system comprising:a. an electrical system with a AC line supply and a AC neutral supply, and
b. a dimmer having an input connection to said AC line supply and a dimmer load output connection, and
c. one or more LED lights each having a first connection to said dimmer load output connection and a second connection to said AC neutral supply, and
d. a dimming stabilizing device with a connection to said dimmer load output connection and a connection to said AC neutral supply, and
e. said dimming stabilizing device incorporating an electrical control circuit, and
f. said electrical control circuit including one or more switch devices in series with one or more resistive loads,
g. said electrical control circuit capable of connecting and disconnecting said one or more resistive loads repetitively to said dimmer load output connection and said AC neutral supply for one or more predetermined time periods that are each a fraction of the nominal total AC cycle time, and
h. The said fraction of the nominal AC cycle time determined by when average output voltage level on said dimmer load output connection is set below a predetermined average voltage level,
whereby said dimming stabilizing device effectively inserts said resistive loads in parallel with the said LED lights at parts of the AC waveform where the insertion is most effective to enable said dimmer output circuits produce a correct dimming waveforms that enable the electronic circuits in LED drivers operate and dim correctly.

US Pat. No. 10,251,226

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING AN AVERAGE VALUE OF AN INACCESSIBLE CURRENT FROM AN ACCESSIBLE CURRENT

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for operating a dimmable LED comprising:coupling an LED driver circuit to a rectified output of a dimmer;
providing a current related to an input voltage of the LED driver circuit;
multiplying the value of a reference voltage related to a reference current with a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal having a duty cycle of the LED driver to generate a first voltage, wherein the multiplying includes:
selectively transferring the reference voltage to a multiplication output node based on the PWM signal;
selectively transferring a ground voltage to the multiplication output node based on an inverted version of the PWM signal; and
outputting the first voltage at the multiplication output node;
comparing the first voltage with a second voltage representative of the current through a switch in the LED driver circuit to generate a comparison signal;
using the comparison signal to generate the PWM signal having the duty cycle for controlling the switch and the multiplying.

US Pat. No. 10,251,225

MULTI-MODE POWER SUPPLY FOR AN LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) module;
a control circuit, wherein the control circuit comprises at least one essential circuit component and at least one non-essential circuit component; and
a multi-mode power supply module configured to supply power to the LED module and the control circuit, wherein the multi-mode power supply module comprises:
a primary power supply component configured to supply power to the at least one essential circuit component, the LED module, and the at least one non-essential circuit component, and
a secondary power supply component configured to supply power to only the at least one essential circuit component and not to the LED module or the at least one non-essential circuit component.

US Pat. No. 10,251,224

DISPLAY MODULE AND METHOD FOR COATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display module comprising:a printed circuit board;
a plurality of luminous elements arranged on the printed circuit board; and
a coating layer disposed between each of the luminous elements, the coating disposed around side surfaces of each of the luminous elements and the coating also positioned at an outermost portion of the display module and formed to have a height that is substantially equal to a height of the side surfaces of the luminous elements to block light emitted from side surfaces of each of the luminous elements.

US Pat. No. 10,251,223

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZABLE HEAT ZONES IN AN OVEN

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. An oven comprising:a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product;
a radio frequency (RF) heating system configured to provide RF energy into the cooking chamber; and
an energy conversion assembly provided as a cooking surface of the oven, the energy conversion assembly being configured to convert at least some of the RF energy into thermal energy for heating the food product, while at least some other portion of the RF energy is directly applied to the food product to heat the food product,
wherein the energy conversion assembly comprising a base matrix formed substantially to have a plate shape and ferromagnetic particulate material dispersed in the base matrix,
wherein the ferromagnetic particulate material absorbs RF energy to transform the RF energy into thermal energy, and
wherein the energy conversion assembly comprises a first heat zone forming a first flat surface at a first portion of the energy conversion assembly and having a first concentration of the ferromagnetic particulate material therein, and a second heat zone forming a second flat surface at a second portion of the energy conversion assembly and having a second concentration of the ferromagnetic particulate material therein, the first and second concentrations being different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,251,221

INDUCTION COOKING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An induction cooking device comprising:a housing in which at least one of a heat generating component and a heat dissipating component is disposed;
a top plate which is held at an upper portion of the housing and on which an object to be heated is to be placed;
a heating coil unit disposed inside the housing, below an undersurface of the top plate;
a first cooling fan which is disposed inside the housing, and blows first cooling air to cool the at least one of the heat generating component and the heat dissipating component;
a second cooling fan which is disposed inside the housing, takes in at least a portion of the first cooling air, and blows second cooling air to cool the heating coil unit, wherein
the first cooling fan and the second cooling fan are disposed one above another such that at least a portion of the first cooling fan and at least a portion of the second cooling fan overlap in plan view; and
an air guide which guides the second cooling air to the heating coil unit.

US Pat. No. 10,251,218

APPLIANCE HEATING ELEMENT

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A heating assembly for a cooktop appliance, the heating assembly configured for placement of a cooking utensil thereon, the heating assembly comprising:at least one support element,
an insulating material, and
a positive temperature coefficient heating element,
wherein the positive temperature coefficient heating element regulates a temperature of the heating assembly such that a temperature of the cooking utensil placed on the heating assembly does not exceed a maximum temperature,
wherein the maximum temperature of the cooking utensil is greater than 325° C. and less than 400° C., and
wherein the heating assembly is supported on a cooking surface of the cooktop appliance by the at least one support element such that the at least one support element is vertically located between the heating assembly and the cooking surface and the heating assembly is vertically located between the at least one support element and the cooking utensil placed on the heating assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,251,216

COOKING APPLIANCE AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cooking appliance comprising:an electric heater configured to generate heat for cooking;
a mechanical manipulation unit that is electrically connected to the electric heater, the mechanical manipulation unit being configured to be manipulated by a user to directly control a primary ON/OFF state of the electric heater and a power level of the electric heater;
a normally open type DC relay that is electrically connected to the mechanical manipulation unit;
a child lock input unit configured to set or release a child lock; and
a controller that is configured to receive input from the child lock input unit and that is configured to, based on sensing a signal indicating that the mechanical manipulation unit controls the electric heater to be in the primary ON state, control the normally open type DC relay to control a secondary ON/OFF state of the electric heater based on whether the child lock has been set through the child lock input unit,
wherein the electric heater is configured to be activated based on both the primary ON/OFF state and the secondary ON/OFF state being controlled to be ON,
wherein the mechanical manipulation unit comprises a rotary switch configured to receive an angle input from the user, and a bimetal configured to directly control the power level of the electric heater by mechanically controlling a duty ratio of the electric heater based on the angle input to the rotary switch by the user, and
wherein the controller is further configured to disable the child lock input unit in a state in which the electric heater is driven.

US Pat. No. 10,251,215

CONTROL UNIT, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING A CONTROL PROGRAM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A control device, comprising:an AC-DC converter to convert power supplied from a commercial power source into DC;
a DC-DC converter to supply the DC to a fixing heater;
a calculator configured to calculate a target DC voltage of the DC to be supplied by the DC-DC converter to the fixing heater, based on a detected temperature of the fixing heater detected by a temperature sensor;
an overcurrent detection unit configured to output an interruption signal when an overcurrent detection value is detected in a circuit including a switching element; and
a controller configured to control an output of the DC-DC converter and configured to calculate switching time for switching the switching element so that the output of the DC-DC converter reaches the target DC voltage, wherein when the controller receives the interruption signal output by the overcurrent detection unit, the controller stops the switching of the switching element and the controller does not recalculate the switching time and instead continuously uses the previously calculated switching time after resuming switching of the switching element at a next switching cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,251,214

COOKTOP APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A cooktop appliance, comprising:a panel;
an electrical heating element positioned at the panel, the electrical heating element having a first terminal and a second terminal;
a bimetallic switch positioned adjacent the electrical heating element, the bimetallic switch configured for actuating from a first configuration to a second configuration when a temperature of the bimetallic switch exceeds a threshold temperature; and
a first electrical conduit coupled to the first terminal of the electrical heating element, the first electrical conduit configured operating at a first voltage, L1, with respect to ground;
a second electrical conduit configured for operating at a second voltage, L2, with respect to ground; the first voltage L1 is different from the second voltage L2;
a neutral electrical conduit;
a relay coupled to the bimetallic switch, the relay configured such that the relay connects the second electrical conduit to the second terminal of the electrical heating element when the bimetallic switch is in the first configuration, the relay also configured such that the relay connects the neutral electrical conduit to the second terminal of the electrical heating element when the bimetallic switch is in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,251,213

HEATING A SHORT SECTION OF TAPE OR WIRE TO A CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITU...

1. A method of heating a conductive ribbon, the method comprising:clamping a conductive ribbon to a surface of a non-conductive base using conducting pads such that a selected section of the conductive ribbon is bound by the conducting pads;
applying a voltage signal from a variable power supply across the conducting pads to cause the selected section of the conductive ribbon to heat up;
taking a measurement of at least one electrical property associated with the conductive ribbon in response to the voltage signal applied across the conducting pads;
placing a biological sample on the conductive ribbon between the conductive pads applying a voltage signal from the variable power supply across the conducting pads to cause the selected section of the conductive ribbon to heat up;
computing, based on the measurement and Ohm's law, a correction for the voltage signal applied across the conducting pads to achieve a desired temperature of the selected section of the conductive ribbon, wherein the desired temperature is selected for processing the biological sample on the conductive ribbon and the correction accounts for a variance in the selected section of the conductive ribbon;
adjusting the applied voltage signal based upon the computed correction to regulate the selected section of the conductive ribbon at the desired temperature; and
holding the selected section of the conductive ribbon at the desired temperature for a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,251,211

VEHICLE CONNECTION MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

Nissan North America, Inc...

12. A vehicle connection maintenance system, comprising:an external server;
a remote receiver connected to the external server;
a vehicle receiver disposed in a vehicle and configured to receive a signal from a portable device to enable the portable device to wirelessly connect to a connection system in the vehicle;
a vehicle transmitter disposed in the vehicle and configured to transmit information related to the portable device to the remote receiver; and
an electronic controller disposed in a vehicle and including a processor and a control program stored on a memory, the processor using the control program to cause the vehicle transmitter to transmit information to the remote receiver when the vehicle receiver has received the signal from the portable device and the portable device is wirelessly connected to the connection system of the vehicle to maintain wireless connection between the portable device and the connection system of the vehicle and prevent the portable device from wirelessly connecting to a remote system, the information indicating that the portable device is connected to the connection system in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,251,210

INFRASTRUCTURE-BASED D2D CONNECTION SETUP USING OTT SERVICES

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method for a first routing entity controlled by a first mobile network operator to enable establishment of a connection between a first device connected to a telecommunications network of the first mobile network operator and a second device connected to a telecommunications network of a second mobile network operator, the method comprising:receiving from the first device a connection request comprising a first identifier for the second device;
resolving the first identifier of the second device into a second identifier of the second device identifying a second routing entity controlled by the second mobile network operator;
providing to the second routing entity a connection request for the connection between the first device and the second device, the connection request comprising at least one of the first identifier or the second identifier of the second device;
providing to the second routing entity contact information of the first device;
receiving from the second routing entity contact information of the second device; and
configuring a first firewall for a data exchange over the connection between the first device and the second device in accordance with the contact information of the first device and the contact information of the second device, wherein the first firewall is a firewall of the telecommunications network to which the first device is connected that is configured to protect the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,208

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTION MANAGEMENT

Futurewei Technologies, I...

10. A method for connection management in a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a first network device from a user equipment (UE), a re-establishment request for a first connection of a first protocol layer, the re-establishment request indicating a failure in a UE connection to the network, the first connection being between the UE and a first network device;
determining, by the first network device, whether a context of the UE is available at the first network device or whether the context of the UE is retrievable from a second network device; and
transmitting, by the first network device, a re-establishment response indicating that a re-establishment of the first connection of the first protocol layer is allowed in response to the context of the UE being available at the first network device or being retrievable from the second network device, a context of a second protocol layer of the UE remaining unchanged during re-establishment of the first connection of the first protocol layer, the second protocol layer being a higher layer than the first protocol layer.

US Pat. No. 10,251,206

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor that, upon execution of instructions stored in the at least one memory, causes the communication apparatus to:
accept one instruction from a user;
execute, in accordance with the one instruction, a first search and a second search, wherein the first search is for searching for a first other communication apparatus in a first wireless network in which the communication apparatus is , and wherein the second search is for searching, by a method different from the first search, for a second other communication apparatus that is directly connectable to the communication apparatus in a second wireless network different from the first wireless network;
discriminably display, on a display unit, information of the first other communication apparatus detected by the first search and information of the second other communication apparatus detected by the second search; and
receive a user input indicating one of the first other communication apparatus and the second other communication apparatus as a connection target; and
perform control to initiate a connection with the connection target indicated by the received user input,
wherein, in a case where the received user input indicates that
the second other communication apparatus detected by the second search is the connection target,
the communication apparatus displays on the display unit information indicating that the communication apparatus will leave the first wireless network and prompting the user for confirmation to proceed with the second other communication apparatus as the connection target, and
the communication apparatus leaves the first wireless network and proceeds to initiate the connection with the second other communication apparatus if confirmation to proceed is received from the user, and
in a case where the received user input indicates that the first other communication apparatus detected by the first search is the connection target, the communication apparatus proceeds to initiate the connection with the first other communication apparatus without displaying the information indicating that the communication apparatus will leave the first wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,251,205

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL PLANE FOR D2D COMMUNICATIONS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for a UE performing device-to-device (D2D) communication, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, a group ID identifying a D2D group that comprises a plurality of UEs for D2D communications, the group ID being associated with the plurality of UEs in the D2D group;
receiving, by the UE from a base station, a configuration for D2D communications of the D2D group, the configuration indicating whether a subframe is configured for the D2D communications of the D2D group;
generating, by the UE, a D2D buffer status report (BSR) for D2D communications by the UE in the D2D group triggered by expiry of a D2D BSR timer, the D2D BSR comprising information of an amount of D2D data available for transmission by the UE in the D2D group, the D2D BSR timer being configured for D2D BSR reporting by the UE, the D2D BSR timer different than a periodicBSR-Timer and a retxBSR-Timer that are configured for cellular BSR reporting by the UE, and the D2D BSR comprising the group ID identifying the D2D group and a D2D BSR logical channel identifier (LCID) of the D2D BSR;
transmitting, by the UE, the D2D BSR to the base station on an uplink channel in a control element;
receiving, by the UE from the base station, a resource allocation for D2D communications of the UE in the D2D group in response to transmitting the D2D BSR;
transmitting, by the UE to the D2D group, D2D data over an allocated resource in response to determining that the allocated resource is configured for D2D communications according to the configuration that is received; and
retransmitting, by the UE, the D2D BSR upon receipt of less than a threshold number of Acknowledgement (ACK) messages for the D2D group, an ACK message being for acknowledging receipt of the D2D BSR.

US Pat. No. 10,251,203

TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMATICALLY ESTABLISHING A LONG-LASTING CONNECTION ACROSS COMPUTING DEVICES CONFIGURED FOR SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:initiating, between first and second computing devices each having one or more processors, communication via a first wireless communication protocol, the first wireless communication protocol being a short-range wireless communication protocol;
receiving, at the first computing device from the second computing device via the first wireless communication protocol, a set of information for configuring communication via a different, second wireless communication protocol between same-type first and second applications executable by the first and second computing devices, respectively, the set of information indicating that the second application is currently executing in a foreground at the second computing device such that a user interface of the second application is displayed in a top layer of a display of the second computing device; and
in response to receiving the set of information, configuring, by the first computing device, communication via the second wireless communication protocol between the first and second applications, wherein the configuring is performed without exiting the first and second applications.

US Pat. No. 10,251,202

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a measurement unit that measures a physical quantity and creates measured data based on the measured physical quantity;
a first node having a wireless communication function;
a second node having a wireless communication function; and
one or more third nodes configured to relay wireless communication between the first node and the second node,
wherein, while a communication path through which the measured data is sent from the first node to the second node is not established, the first node and the one or more third nodes send the measured data in broadcast,
wherein, after determining a destination in at least a part of the communication path from the first node to the second node, a node out of the first node and the one or more third nodes which has the determined destination sends the measured data to the determined destination in unicast,
wherein, when each node of the first node and the one or more third nodes cannot send the measured data to an upstream node in the communication path after the communication path is established, the each node performs resending of the measured data in unicast to the upstream node, and
wherein, if the resending fails, each of the first node and the one or more third nodes sends the measured data in broadcast to re-establish a new communication path to the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,251,201

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A METHOD THEREIN FOR DETERMINING A CONTENTION WINDOW SIZE IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method performed by a first communication device for adapting a random backoff contention window size, comprising:transmitting a downlink burst to at least one second communication device;
receiving from the second communication device, a plurality of Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest, HARQ, feedback values corresponding to a plurality of transmissions in the downlink burst; and
adapting the random backoff contention window size based on the received plurality of HARQ feedback values,
wherein the plurality of HARQ feedback values comprises at least one previously unused HARQ feedback value.

US Pat. No. 10,251,200

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR HANDLING COLLISIONS BETWEEN LEGACY TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL (TTI) COMMUNICATIONS AND SHORTENED TTI COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a potential collision between a scheduled legacy transmission time interval (TTI) communication and a scheduled shortened TTI (sTTI) communication, the legacy TTI communication having a legacy TTI duration that is longer than an sTTI duration associated with the sTTI communication;
determining, by the UE, whether the legacy TTI communication is within a threshold time of being transmitted,
the threshold time of being transmitted being equal to or less than an amount of time between a deadline for preparing the legacy TTI communication for transmission and an actual transmission of the legacy TTI communication; and
transmitting, by the UE, at least one of the sTTI communication or the legacy TTI communication based at least in part on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,251,199

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FRAME IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a frame in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, by a user station (STA), a multi user-request to send (MU-RTS) frame that solicits simultaneous clear-to-send (CTS) responses from one or more STAs from an access point (AP) via a first channel,
wherein the MU-RTS frame includes common information commonly allocated to the one or more STAs, user-specific information individually allocated to the one or more STAs, and control information informing whether use of a second channel is allowed for the one or more STA, and
wherein the second channel is non-contiguous to the first channel;
determining, by the user STA, whether the first channel and the second channel are in an idle state for a specific interval when the second channel is allocated to the STA based on the MU-RTS frame and the second channel is allowed according to the control information; and
transmitting, by the user STA, a CTS frame to the AP via the first channel and the second channel in response to the MU-RTS frame when it is determined that the first channel and the second channel are in the idle state for the specific interval.

US Pat. No. 10,251,197

TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL INFORMATION WHEN A CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT OF AN UNLICENSED CARRIER FAILS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a User Equipment (UE), comprising:generating uplink control information;
attempting to perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) of an unlicensed carrier for an uplink burst;
transmitting the uplink control information on the unlicensed carrier when the CCA is successful; and
performing one of the following when the UE determines that the UE's attempt to perform CCA has failed:
transmitting the uplink control information on the unlicensed carrier in a later subframe of the uplink burst;
transmitting the uplink control information on the unlicensed carrier in a different uplink burst; or
transmitting the uplink control information on a different carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,251,196

HYBRID MAC PROTOCOL, BASED ON CONTENTION AND RESERVATION, FOR MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKS WITH MULTIPLE TRANSCEIVERS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A wireless network communication system comprising:a non-transitory memory storing, for a network node, information associated with a plurality of communication channels, wherein the information stored for the node includes data indicating whether the communication channels are reserved; and
one or more hardware processors in communication with the memory and configured to execute instructions to cause the system to communicate over one or more of the plurality of communication channels by performing operations comprising:
updating the information stored for the node, based on received data regarding which communication channels are reserved;
selecting a channel from the plurality of communication channels, based on the updated information for the node that the channel is not reserved;
contending for communication on the selected channel; and
in response to communication being established on the selected channel, transmitting data indicating that the selected channel is reserved;
wherein the information stored for the node comprises an occupied channel table that indicates that a channel of the plurality of communication channels is occupied based on detecting energy on that channel at the node, and the selecting comprises selecting a channel that is not occupied at the node, based on the occupied channel table;
wherein the information stored for the node comprises a channel selection rule table that indicates whether a channel is in use by a neighboring node, excluding channels in use by the node, and the selecting comprises selecting a channel that is not in use by a neighboring node, based on the channel selection rule table; and
wherein the transmitted data comprises a k-bit header comprising a plurality of bits configured to identify a number of channels accessible by the node, wherein each bit of the k-bit header is associated with a corresponding one of the channels, and wherein the bit associated with the channel that the node is receiving the communication on is marked indicating the channel is in use.

US Pat. No. 10,251,195

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing an uplink transmission by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first configuration information of a first logical channel and second configuration information of a second logical channel, the first configuration information of the first logical channel indicates whether data of the first logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on a contention based resource, and the second configuration information of the second logical channel indicates whether data of the second logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on the contention based resource;
receiving an uplink grant from the base station;
identifying that first data of the first logical channel is not allowed to be transmitted on the contention based resource based on the first configuration information, and second data of the second logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on the contention based resource based on the second configuration information;
determining whether the uplink grant is for a transmission on the contention based resource;
transmitting, to the base station, the first data of the first logical channel and the second data of the first logical channel using the uplink grant based on the determination that the uplink grant is not for the transmission on the contention based resource; and
transmitting, to the base station, the second data of the second logical channel using the uplink grant based on the determination that the uplink grant is for the transmission on the contention based resource.

US Pat. No. 10,251,194

EFFICIENT SCHEDULING IN ASYNCHRONOUS CONTENTION-BASED SYSTEM

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An operation scheduler adapted to schedule, in an asynchronous contention-based system, the execution of a standalone non-preemptable operations and of sequences of non-preemptable operations wherein after completion of a first operation of a sequence of the sequences of non-preemptable operations, the execution of a second operation of the sequence of the sequences of non-preemptable operations is suspended until a trigger message associated with the second operation is detected by the asynchronous contention-based system, the operation scheduler comprising:first and second first-in-first-out (FIFO) queues adapted to store asynchronous inputs in a first-in-first-out fashion, wherein the first FIFO queue is adapted to store trigger messages and operation requests, said operation requests comprising instructions associated with the execution of the standalone non-preemptable operations and instructions associated with the sequences of non-preemptable operations, and wherein the second FIFO queue is adapted to store instructions associated with the standalone non-preemptable operations;
a memory adapted to store instructions associated with the sequences of non-preemptable operations;
a message router coupled to the first and second FIFO queues and to the memory; and
an arbitration circuit coupled to the second FIFO queue and to the memory
wherein the message router is adapted to:
route a first instruction associated with a particular standalone non-preemptable operation to the second FIFO queue; and
store a second instruction associated with a first sequence of non-preemptable operations to the memory, wherein the first sequence of non-preemptable operations is suspended while a first trigger message associated with the second instruction has not been received by the first FIFO queue; and
wherein the arbitration circuit is further adapted to:
determine whether the first instruction was routed to the second FIFO queue before the first trigger message was received by the first FIFO queue;
schedule the execution of the first instruction when the first instruction was routed to the second FIFO queue before the first trigger message was received by the first FIFO queue; and
schedule the execution of the second instruction when the first instruction was not routed to the second FIFO queue before the first trigger message was received by the first FIFO queue.

US Pat. No. 10,251,192

METHOD OF INDICATING SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENT IN DEVICE TO DEVICE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, AND D2D-ENABLED WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A scheduling assignment (SA) indicating method used by device-to-device (D2D)-enabled wireless devices communicating with each other via multiple SA periods, each SA period including a SA pool and a data pool, wherein the SA pool is used for transmitting SAs for assigning data resources of the data pool, the method comprising:selecting SA resources in SA pools of more SA periods to transmit SAs for assigning the same data resources for a D2D-enabled wireless device;
transmitting the SAs using the selected SA resources; and
using reserved SA resources to perform one of (i) repetitively transmitting the SAs of other D2D-enabled wireless devices and (ii) transmitting the SAs of other D2D-enabled wireless devices to assign new data resources, wherein the reserved SA resources are the SA resources linked to the same data resource pattern of unselected SA periods as the data resource pattern of the selected SA periods.

US Pat. No. 10,251,186

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD WITH PRIORITIZED CONTROL INFORMATION

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A communication terminal for communicating with a base station, the communication terminal comprising:a memory configured to store information relating to a priority of control information to be transmitted to the base station, the priority of control information being in accordance with a first priority of medium access control (MAC) control information individually assigned to plural MAC control elements and a second priority information individually assigned to plural signaling radio bearer (SRB) elements for transmitting radio resource control (RRC) control information, wherein the priority information individually assigned to plural signaling radio bearer (SRB) elements is separate from the priority of medium access control (MAC) control information individually assigned to plural MAC control elements;
a priority controller configured:
to retrieve the information relating to the priority of control information from the memory;
to process the retrieved information relating to the priority of control information so as to generate the priority of control information; and
to generate a transmission message in consideration with the priority of control information; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the transmission message to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,251,185

ALLOCATING PARTIALLY OVERLAPPING RESOURCES TO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of assigning transmission resources by an access node, the method comprising:allocating first transmission resources to a first device;
allocating second transmission resources to a second device, wherein the second transmission resources partially, but not completely, overlap the first transmission resources, and wherein an amount of overlap between the first transmission resources and the second transmission resources is based on a target error rate for decoding transmissions received from the first device and the second device and/or a signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) of transmissions from the first device and the second device;
calculating an actual error rate for decoding the transmissions received from the first device and/or the second device; and
adjusting the amount of overlap between the first transmission resources and the second transmission resources in response to the actual error rate.

US Pat. No. 10,251,181

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR BUFFER STATUS REPORTING FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktoebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a first device-to-device capable user equipment, D2DUE, for buffer status reporting, the method comprising:determining an amount of data in a buffer of the first D2DUE to be transmitted to a second D2DUE in addition to an amount of data previously transmitted to the second D2DUE but unacknowledged by the second D2DUE;
transmitting a buffer status report to a scheduler of a network node, the buffer status report comprising information including the determined amounts; and
receiving a scheduling assignment from the network node for transmission of the unacknowledged data and the data in the buffer to the second D2DUE via a direct link between the first D2DUE and the second D2DUE.

US Pat. No. 10,250,291

NOISE DISTRIBUTION SHAPING FOR SIGNALS, PARTICULARLY CDMA SIGNALS

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A method for noise distribution shaping for signals, the method comprising the acts of:generating a blanking control signal by comparing a received signal with at least one blanking threshold;
adapting the received signal by adding an offset value depending on an amplitude of the received signal; and
modifying the noise distribution of the received signal by applying blanking of the received signal under control of the blanking control signal,
wherein the amplitude of the received signal is calculated based on the estimated power Pest of the received signal and the offset value is calculated from the calculated amplitude of the received signal by multiplying a square root of the estimated power Pest with a predefined scaling factor ?,
wherein the predefined scaling factor ? is positive or negative, constant or time dependent, or a sign of the predefined scaling factor ? is changeable over time as function of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,250,228

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR WITH A MASS ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE AND ITS APPLICATION TO BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER

WIN SEMICONDUCTORS CORP.,...

11. A bulk acoustic wave filter comprising:a plural of bulk acoustic wave resonators formed on a substrate, wherein each of said plural of bulk acoustic wave resonators comprises:
a supporting layer formed on said substrate, wherein said supporting layer has a cavity, said cavity has a top-inner surface;
a lower metal layer formed on a top surface of said supporting layer;
a piezoelectric layer formed on said lower metal layer; and
an upper metal layer formed on said piezoelectric layer, wherein an acoustic wave resonance region is defined by a fully overlapping region of projections of said upper metal layer, said piezoelectric layer, said lower metal layer, said supporting layer and said cavity;
wherein said acoustic wave resonance region is divided into a peripheral region and a central region;
wherein at least two of said plural of bulk acoustic wave resonators have a mass adjustment structure respectively, wherein said mass adjustment structure has one of the following Geometrical Configurations:
Geometrical Configuration I: said mass adjustment structure comprises a peripheral mass adjustment structure, wherein said peripheral mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said peripheral region; and wherein said peripheral mass adjustment structure has a thickness and a width;
Geometrical Configuration II: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure and a peripheral mass adjustment structure; wherein said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein
said peripheral mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said peripheral region; wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness; wherein
said peripheral mass adjustment structure has a thickness and a width; and wherein said thickness of said peripheral mass adjustment structure is unequal to said thickness of said central mass adjustment structure;
Geometrical Configuration III: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure and a first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; and wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness;
Geometrical Configuration IV: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure, a first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure and a second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top inner surface within said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and
a width; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness; wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; and wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said central mass adjustment structure;
Geometrical Configuration V: said mass adjustment structure comprises a second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; and wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width;
Geometrical Configuration VI: said mass adjustment structure comprises a central mass adjustment structure and a second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; wherein
said central mass adjustment structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said central region; wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; wherein said central mass adjustment structure has a thickness; and wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said central mass adjustment structure; and
Geometrical Configuration VII: said mass adjustment structure comprises a first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure and a second peripheral mass adjustment substructure;
wherein said peripheral region is divided into a first peripheral sub-region and a second peripheral sub-region; wherein said second peripheral sub-region is between said central region and said first peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top-inner surface within said first peripheral sub-region;
wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is formed on said top inner surface within said second peripheral sub-region; wherein said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; wherein said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure has a thickness and a width; and wherein said thickness of said second peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure is unequal to said thickness of said first peripheral mass adjustment sub-structure; and
wherein at least two of said mass adjustment structures have non-identical Geometrical Configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,250,200

LOW POWER SPECTRALLY PURE OFFSET LOCAL OSCILLATOR SYSTEM

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A transmitter back-end comprising:a frequency synthesizer configured to generate an offset local oscillator (LO) signal;
an LO offset circuit configured to adjust a frequency of the offset LO signal to provide a desired LO signal;
a back-end mixer configured to mix a baseband signal and the desired LO signal to provide an up-converted signal; and
a power amplifier (PA) configured to amplify the up-converted signal output by the back-end mixer;
wherein the LO offset circuit comprises:
an offset mixer configured to frequency shift the offset LO signal to provide a frequency shifted offset LO signal; and
a filter configured to filter an unwanted portion of the frequency shifted offset LO signal.

US Pat. No. 10,249,999

BRUSH HOLDER ASSEMBLY MONITORING APPARATUS, ASSEMBLY, SYSTEM AND METHOD

CUTSFORTH, INC., Cohasse...

1. A method of monitoring a brush holder assembly of an electrical device including a carbon brush, the carbon brush of the brush holder assembly being in contact with a rotating conductive surface, the brush holder assembly permitting linear movement of the carbon brush toward the rotating conductive surface as the carbon brush wears, the method comprising:acquiring data indicative of linear displacement of the carbon brush relative to the brush holder assembly; and
evaluating the data to estimate a remaining life expectancy of the carbon brush.

US Pat. No. 10,249,855

FLEXIBLE BATTERY COVER WITH INTEGRAL LID, METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF, AND METHOD OF ENCLOSING A BATTERY THEREWITH

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A flexible, insulative battery cover for a vehicle battery assembly, comprising:a flexible, tubular textile wall having a cavity extending between a bottom end and an open top end of said wall;
a flexible textile lid having a free end and an opposite end attached to said wall via a hinge, said lid being pivotal via said hinge between an open position, exposing said open top end of said wall, and a closed position, substantially closing off said top end;
a fastener, formed of material separate from said lid, fixed to said lid adjacent said free end, said fastener being configured for releasable attachment to a first elongate fastener member of the vehicle battery assembly; and
wherein said wall has a plurality of through openings, a first of said openings being adjacent said hinge and a second of said openings being adjacent said free end, wherein said first and second openings are configured for respective receipt of the first elongate fastener member and a separate second elongate fastener member therethrough, and further including a pair of openings configured for receipt of battery terminals therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,249,771

FILTER COLLIMATORS AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

Visera Technologies Compa...

1. A filter collimator, comprising:a substrate having a photodiode;
a first light-shielding layer disposed over the substrate, having an aperture corresponding to the photodiode;
an interference-type filter film disposed between the substrate and the first light-shielding layer; and
an absorption-type filter film disposed over the substrate;
wherein when a first light is incident at a first angle relative to a normal of a top surface of the substrate, the interference-type filter film has a transmittance greater than 50% in a first waveband, and when a second light is incident at a second angle relative to the normal of the top surface of the substrate, the interference-type filter film has a transmittance greater than 50% in a second waveband, the absorption-type filter film has a transmittance greater than 50% in a third waveband, and wherein the first waveband partially overlaps the third waveband, the second waveband does not overlap the third waveband, and the second angle is greater than the first angle.

US Pat. No. 10,249,341

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT WITH INERTIAL MEASUREMENTS

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial measurements associated with timestamps on a mobile device recording the audiovisual content, said audiovisual content comprising a synchronized audio track, comprising:in response to a vibration of the mobile device, recording an audio signal within the audio track and an inertial signal within the inertial measurements, both being generated by said vibration;
processing the recorded audio signal to determine a first timestamp for a peak in the audio signal;
processing the recorded inertial signal to determine a second timestamp for a peak in the inertial signal;
determining a time distance between the first timestamp and the second timestamp; and
adjusting timestamps of the inertial signal by said time distance causing the synchronization of audiovisual content with inertial measurements.