US Pat. No. 10,368,334

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK PAGING AREA CONFIGURATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, at least one first packet associated with a wireless device;
receiving, by the first base station from a core network entity, at least one second packet for the wireless device when the wireless device is in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state;
transmitting, by the first base station, a first RAN paging message to a third base station of a radio access network (RAN) area associated with the wireless device and in response to a first time duration being larger than a first time value, wherein the first time duration comprises a time duration between the receiving of the at least one first packet and the receiving of the at least one second packet;
transmitting, by the first base station, a second RAN paging message to the second base station regardless of the first time duration being smaller or larger than the first time value; and
transmitting, by the first base station, the at least one second packet to one of the second base station or the third base station based on a response received for one of the first RAN paging message or the second RAN paging message.

US Pat. No. 10,368,426

ASSOCIATING WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device for a load control system having a load control device configured to control an electrical load, the control device comprising:a button for receiving a user input via an actuation of the button;
a memory;
a communications circuit; and
a control circuit configured to:
identify a first actuation of the button;
generate a first control instruction configured to control the electrical load in response to the first actuation of the button;
send, via the communications circuit, the first control instruction in a first digital message for controlling the electrical load;
in response to the first digital message that includes the first control instruction, receive an identifier configured to associate the control device with at least one other device in the load control system, wherein the at least one other device comprises the load control device configured to control the electrical load;
store the identifier in the memory;
identify a second actuation of the button;
generate a second control instruction configured to control the electrical load in response to the second actuation of the button; and
send, via the communications circuit, the second control instruction in a second digital message that includes the identifier configured to associate the control device with the at least one other device in the load control system.

US Pat. No. 10,368,414

DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A PORTABLE DEVICE RELATIVE TO A LUMINAIRE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A system for determining a position of a portable device relative to a luminaire, comprising:at least one luminaire, said luminaire comprising at least two light emitters for emitting light, the light comprising a first light signature and a second light signature, wherein the first light signature and second light signature identify the light emitter from which the light originates, and wherein the first light signature and the second light signature are different;
an optical system for guiding the emitted light to create a distribution of the light emitted by the at least two light emitters via the optical system, wherein a ratio between light signatures originating from the at least two light emitters within the distribution of light is unique for every position in a two-dimensional space;
and a portable device comprising:
a sensor for sensing light;
a memory for storing distribution information indicative of the distribution of the light emitted via the optical system; and
a processor coupled to the light sensor for receiving data on the sensed light and coupled to the memory to get access to the information stored in the memory, said processor is arranged to derive the light signatures from the received data on the sensed light; determine contribution information indicative for contributions of light with the derived signatures to the light sensed and determine a position of the portable device relative to the luminaire on the basis of contribution information and the distribution information.

US Pat. No. 10,368,327

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL COMMUNICATIONS

SATIXFY ISRAEL LTD., Reh...

1. A signal acquisition system comprising:an input adapted to obtain a received signal which encodes communicated data over a certain unknown carrier frequency, being any one of a plurality of possible carrier frequencies residing within a predetermined frequency band;
a signal time frame processor connectable to the input and configured and operable for continuous processing of time frame portions of the received signal to identify at least one code word of a group of one or more predetermined code words, being encoded in a time frame portion of the received signal; said signal time frame processor comprises:
a. a carrier frequency analyzer module configured and operable for analyzing said a time frame portion of the received signal in conjunction with said plurality of possible carrier frequencies simultaneously, by transforming said time frame portion to generate carrier-data including a plurality of carrier-data-pieces associated with each possible carrier frequency of said plurality of possible carrier frequencies respectively, whereby each of said carrier-data piece being indicative of data encoded in said time frame portion over a carrier frequency associated with said carrier-data piece; and
b. a convolution module configured and operable for processing the time frame portion of the signal to simultaneously identify whether said time frame portion encodes said at least one code word, over any one of said a plurality of possible carrier frequencies; and
an output module configured and operable for outputting identification data indicative of identification of said code word in said signal;
wherein said time frame processor is adapted to determine a time index of said code word in the received signal based on said time frame portion of the received signal at which said code word is identified; and wherein said output module is further adapted to output said time index.

US Pat. No. 10,368,424

LIGHTING SYSTEM, LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION METHOD

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system for deploying dynamic lighting effects, the lighting system comprising:a plurality of lighting devices, each lighting device being adapted to deploy a portion of a dynamic lighting effect and comprising a controller and a network communication module, the plurality of lighting devices being interconnected in a mesh network through their respective network communication modules such that each lighting device is communicatively coupled to at least one neighboring lighting device and adapted to communicate illumination state information to the at least one neighboring lighting device; and
a system controller communicatively coupled to the mesh network and adapted to broadcast a configurable dynamic lighting effect function to the plurality of lighting devices in the mesh network, said configurable dynamic lighting effect function defining the dynamic lighting effect to be deployed by the lighting system;
wherein at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' respective controllers in the mesh network are adapted to configure the lighting device by:
configuring the configurable dynamic lighting effect function based on illumination state information received from at least one of the at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' neighboring lighting devices to facilitate deployment of its portion of the dynamic lighting effect;
determining the at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' illumination state information from the configured configurable dynamic lighting effect function; and
communicating the determined illumination state information to at least one of the at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' neighboring lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,368,470

REACTOR UNIT AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE INCLUDING REACTOR UNIT

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell vehicle comprising:a fuel cell;
a reactor unit including:
a plurality of reactors, and
a cooler configured such that a cooling medium flows in an inside of the cooler and the plurality of reactors are disposed on an outside of the cooler to cool the plurality of reactors, wherein
the plurality of reactors are disposed in at least one line on a reactor cooling surface that is one of outer surfaces of the cooler,
the cooler has a cooling medium flow passage that is in contact with an inner surface on a reverse side of the reactor cooling surface,
the cooling medium flows linearly from an inlet portion to an outlet portion of the cooling medium flow passage,
a direction in which the cooling medium flows inside the cooling medium flow passage is same as a direction in which the plurality of reactors are disposed in the at least one line,
cooling fins are provided on the inner surface on the reverse side of the reactor cooling surface, and
a longitudinal direction of each of the cooling fins is same as the direction in which the cooling medium flows inside the cooling medium flow passage; and
a fuel cell converter that converts output voltage of the fuel cell, wherein the fuel cell is disposed in a front compartment of the fuel cell vehicle, and the reactor unit included in the fuel cell converter is disposed above the fuel cell such that the plurality of reactors are disposed in a lower side and the cooler is disposed in an upper side.

US Pat. No. 10,368,456

LOW CLOSURE FORCE GASKET

Bosch Automotive Service ...

1. A housing comprising:a first housing part defining a first interior housing portion and having a first interface edge that surrounds the first interior housing portion, the first interface edge having a first gasket facing surface and a first rib that protrudes from the first gasket facing surface around an entire perimeter of the housing;
a second housing part defining a second interior housing portion and having a second interface edge that surrounds the second interior housing portion, the second interface edge being configured complementarily with respect to the first interface edge, the second interface edge having a second gasket facing surface and a second rib that protrudes from the second gasket facing surface around the entire perimeter; and
a gasket configured to be interposed between the first interface edge and the second interface edge around an entire perimeter of the housing, the gasket having a first housing facing surface that faces in a first direction and a second housing facing surface that faces in a second direction that is opposite the first direction, the first housing facing surface defining a first groove shaped complementarily with respect to the first rib and the second housing facing surface defining a second groove shaped complementarily with respect to the second rib,
wherein the gasket is formed entirely of an elastomeric material,
wherein the gasket has an outer edge, the outer edge including an outwardly facing planar surface that extends between the first housing facing surface and the second housing facing surface and that faces outwardly from an interior of the housing,
wherein the first housing part includes a first outer surface and the second housing part includes a second outer surface, and
wherein the outwardly facing planar surface of the gasket is even with the first outer facing surface and the second outer surface when the first housing part, the second housing part and the gasket are assembled to form the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,368,444

FINGERPRINT MODULE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE FINGERPRINT MODULE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A fingerprint module, comprising:a cover plate defining an assembling region;
a fingerprint chip fixed in the assembling region;
an intermediate board bonded to a surface of the fingerprint chip opposite to the cover plate to press the fingerprint chip; and
a circuit board electrically connected to the fingerprint chip via the intermediate board;
wherein the intermediate board is a printed circuit board, the intermediate board comprises a first contact surface bonded to the fingerprint chip and a second contact surface opposite to the first contact surface, a plurality of first pins is electrically connected to the fingerprint chip and disposed on the first contact surface, a plurality of second pins is electrically connected to the first pins and disposed on the second contact surface, and the circuit board is bonded to the second contact surface and electrically connected to the second pins;
wherein the circuit board comprises a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal is soldered to the second pins of the intermediate board, a connector is disposed at the second terminal, and the connector is pluggable into a main board of a mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,420

APPARATUS AND METHODS THEREOF FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting control apparatus for controlling light emitted from at least one light emitting device using one or more control signals;the apparatus comprising:
a lighting input receiving device for receiving light control input data associated with a first user, the light control input data being a lighting request input for controlling a lighting effect light emitted from the at least one light emitting device;
a user data receiving device for receiving data associated with a physiological or cognitive state of a second user;
a processor for generating the one or more control signals based upon the light control input data and the data associated with the physiological or cognitive state of the second user;
a lighting control output unit configured to output the one or more control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,364,894

SEALING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF

BURCKHARDT COMPRESSION AG...

1. A sealing assembly (1) for sealing a piston rod (2) of a piston compressor, which piston rod extends in an axial direction (A) and can be moved back and forth in the axial direction (A), said sealing assembly comprising at least one packing chamber (4) wherein the packing chamber (4) is bounded in the axial direction (A) by a first and a second side wall (5, 6) and radially by a cylindrically shaped housing (3) with a given inner radius, wherein at least one packing ring (78), configured as a sealing ring (7) or as a scraping ring (8), as well as a spring device (9) are arranged in the packing chamber (4), and wherein a spring device (9) and at least one packing ring (78) are arranged one after the other in the axial direction (A) proceeding from the first side wall (5), wherein the packing ring (78) lies against the second side wall (6), characterized in that the spring device (9) is configured as a magnetic spring and consists of two assemblies (9a, 9b) spaced apart in the axial direction (A), a first assembly (9a) and a second assembly (b), wherein each assembly (9a, 9b) comprises at least one magnet (10a, 10b), and wherein the magnets (10a, 10b) are arranged in the two assemblies (9a, 9b) in a mutually matched manner in such a way that the two assemblies (9a, 9b) repel each other, and wherein at least one of the two assemblies (9a, 9b)) is comprised of slideably interlaced ring segments inwardly biased by a spring element, and said at least one assembly has an outer radius smaller than the given inner radius of said cylindrically shaped housing such that it is elastically expandable radially outwards when said piston rod applies a radial force onto said at least one assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,368,463

EQUIPMENT BRACKETS, RACK-MOUNTED EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

15. A method for installing an equipment bracket in an equipment cabinet, the method comprising:mounting at least one front bracket towards a front of an equipment chassis and at least one rear bracket behind the at least one front bracket on the equipment chassis, wherein the at least one front bracket comprises an air flow pocket configured to allow air intake to pass through the air flow pocket before being vented through air vents disposed on the equipment chassis;
fastening at least one rear bracket arm to at least one rear rail of the equipment cabinet;
placing the equipment chassis in the equipment cabinet by aligning at least a first portion of one or more longitudinally extending prongs of the at least one rear bracket arm within a recess formed by the at least one rear bracket mounted to the equipment chassis; and
fastening the at least one front bracket to at least one front rail of the equipment cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,368,467

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA CENTER HEAT CONTAINMENT

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A data center heat containment system comprising:a plurality of information technology racks, wherein:
each rack within the plurality of information technology racks stores a plurality of information technology device modules;
the plurality of information technology racks are arranged such that interior faces of the plurality of information technology racks define a vertical column of space enclosed by the plurality of information technology racks; and
the plurality of information technology racks ventilate air heated by the plurality of information technology device modules from the interior faces of the plurality of information technology racks into the vertical column of space such that the heated air is contained within the vertical column of space; and
an air flow apparatus comprising a cone including a conical surface such that the conical surface points upward within the vertical column of space.

US Pat. No. 10,368,464

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR TRANSCEIVER MODULE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An apparatus for cooling a transceiver, the apparatus comprising:a cooling jacket configured to receive the transceiver, wherein the transceiver is secured within the cooling jacket via a connecting structure;
a plurality of cooling devices secured to an exterior surface of a housing, wherein the plurality of cooling devices comprises a highly thermal conductivity material, the plurality of cooling devices including a heat pipe running along the topside of the transceiver; and
a heat dissipation device connected to a distal end of each of the plurality of cooling devices,
wherein the heat dissipation device comprises a radiator connected to a pipe comprising cool water from a reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,368,450

HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A housing assembly for an electronic device, comprising: a first housing; a second housing, the second housing and the first housing corporately defining a receptacle capable of receiving a battery; and two reinforcing features having a circular cross section, spaced apart from each other, each of the two reinforcing features having at least a part embedded in at least one of the first housing and the second housing by an injection molded part adjacent to a length or a width side of the battery, and axes of the two reinforcing features being flush with a central axis of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,368,429

MAGNETIC FIELD REGENERATOR

Mevion Medical Systems, I...

1. A particle accelerator comprising:a voltage source to provide a radio frequency (RF) voltage to a cavity to accelerate particles within the cavity, the cavity having a magnetic field causing the particles to move orbitally within the cavity;
an extraction channel to receive the particles from the cavity and to output the received particles from the cavity; and
a regenerator to provide a magnetic field change within the cavity to thereby change orbits of particles within the cavity so that, eventually, the particles output to the extraction channel, the regenerator comprising an edge comprising a non-orthogonal intersection of two faces;
wherein the magnetic field in a center of the cavity is at least 6 Tesla.

US Pat. No. 10,368,299

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CHIP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling a radio frequency integrated chip (RFIC) of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting an event for changing a mode of the RFIC from a first mode for receiving a signal from a serving cell to a second mode for receiving a signal from a neighbor cell;
generating a control command including a configuration information for a composition element of the RFIC after the event is detected;
mapping the generated control command to information of the neighbor cell;
storing the control command and the information of the neighbor cell in a table;storing an index of the table in which the generated control command and the information of the neighbor cell are stored;in response to detecting a next event for changing the mode of the RFIC to receive a signal from the neighbor cell, obtaining the stored control command by using the information of the neighbor cell;
configuring the RFIC to change the mode of the RFIC from the first mode to the second mode based on the obtained control command; and
receiving the signal from the neighbor cell by using the configured RFIC, wherein the second mode corresponds to a frequency or a radio access technology (RAT) for the neighbor cell,
wherein the event is detected between a start time point of a predetermined duration for measuring the signal from the neighbor cell and an end time point of the predetermined duration,
wherein the control command corresponds to a serial peripheral interface (SPI) control command, and
wherein the SPI control command comprises at least one of address information of the RFIC, configuration information regarding a composition element of at least one transmission path of the RFIC, or a composition element of at least one reception path of the RFIC.

US Pat. No. 10,368,451

MODULE FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF A CIRCUIT BREAKER AND A CONTACTOR FOR AN ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A module for interconnection between an electrical circuit breaker and an electrical contactor comprising:a housing;
multiple power electrical conductors housed inside the housing, each of the power electrical conductors being configured to electrically connect an electrical output of a circuit breaker to an electrical input of a contactor, in order to supply electrical current to flow from the circuit breaker to the contactor;
a device configured to measure the electrical current that flows through the power electrical conductors;
an electrical voltage sensor configured to detect a voltage between at least two of the power electrical conductors; and
an electronic processor equipped with an interface configured to connect to a data bus and to transmit values of the electrical current measured by the measurement device to the data bus.

US Pat. No. 10,368,432

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. An assembly suitable for use in an electronic device, the assembly comprising:an electrically conductive structure configured for a first functionality in the electronic device;
an electrically nonconductive material on at least part of the electrically conductive structure; and
one or more first electrical components at least partly on the electrically nonconductive material and configured to define at least a portion of a circuit assembly for electrically connecting with one or more second electrical components of the electronic device;
whereby the electrically conductive structure is configured for a second functionality in addition to the first functionality in the electronic device;
wherein the one or more first electrical components comprise a flexible circuit on a flexible printed circuit board mounted on a upper surface of the electrically conductive structure, and a pattern of electrically conductive material on the electrically nonconductive material defining one or more routing connections extending from the flexible circuit and along at least one sidewall of the electrically conductive structure, for electrically connecting the circuit with the one or more second electrical components of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,468

RAM AIR SYSTEM FOR COOLING SERVERS USING FLOW INDUCED BY A MOVING VEHICLE

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

1. A ram air system for cooling information handling systems (IHSs) in a mobile data center, the ram air system comprising:a volumetric container having a plurality of exterior walls, with a first aft-facing wall and at least one second side or rear facing wall, the container designed for placement on a trailer capable of being moved in at least an aft-facing direction at a velocity that facilitates cooling air flow through the IT compartment;
at least one heat generating information technology (IT) equipment positioned within the container, the IT equipment comprising at least one IHS; and
an air intake opening placed in the aft-facing wall and which provides an air intake path for exterior air to ingress into the container at a high velocity to provide a flow of cooling air that cools the at least one heat generating IT equipment while the trailer is moving in the aft direction.

US Pat. No. 10,368,466

RACK MOUNTABLE COOLING CANISTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system comprising:a rack;
a plurality of servers coupled to the rack; and
a plurality of cooling canisters mounted in the rack, wherein the plurality of cooling canisters are mounted in a space in the rack adjacent to the plurality of servers, wherein individual ones of the cooling canisters comprise:
a canister body configured to couple between a subset of the plurality of servers and one or more fans of a plurality of fans such that air flowing through the subset of servers flows through the canister body;
a sealing surface configured to seal an end of the canister body with a periphery of the subset of servers to form a substantially air-tight seal between the canister body and the sub-set of servers; and
a plurality of louvers mounted on the end of the canister body, wherein the plurality of louvers are adjacent to the subset of servers forming the substantially air-tight seal with the canister body; and the plurality of fans, wherein respective ones of the plurality of cooling canisters are coupled with one or more respective fans of the plurality of fans;
wherein, a particular cooling canister of the plurality of cooling canisters is coupled with a particular subset of the plurality of servers and another cooling canister of the plurality of cooling canisters is coupled with another subset of the plurality of servers;
wherein, the particular cooling canister and the other cooling canister are configured to facilitate air flow isolation between an air flow through the particular subset of servers and another air flow through the other subset of servers.

US Pat. No. 10,368,461

SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND BACKPLANES IN SERVER ENCLOSURE

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

12. A server, comprising:an enclosure including a housing and an interior space within the housing, wherein the interior space defines a plurality of sockets;
a backplane secured to the housing within the interior space adjacent a rear portion of the plurality of sockets, wherein the backplane includes at least one backplane connector adjacent the rear portion of each socket of the plurality of sockets; and
a computing module receivable in a first socket of the plurality of sockets, wherein the computing module includes:
a chassis that is slidable within the first socket along a first axis;
a printed circuit board (PCB) that is slidable relative to the chassis along a second axis that is collinear with or parallel to the first axis;
at least one PCB connector attached to the PCB for electrical connection with the at least one backplane connector of the first socket;
a frame that is slidably attached to the chassis for movement along the second axis, wherein the PCB is rigidly attached to the frame for movement therewith along the second axis; and
a biasing apparatus interconnected between the chassis and the PCB that is configured to allow the PCB to slide along the second axis when the chassis is inserted into the first socket along the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,368,459

EQUIPMENT CLAMPING ASSEMBLY USING CLAMPS AND FRICTION TO SECURE EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN RUGGED AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:a clamping assembly configured to receive and secure a component in a support structure, the clamping assembly comprising:
a faceplate configured to be coupled to the support structure in a fixed position relative to the support structure;
first and second side rails configured to be coupled to the support structure in a fixed position relative to the support structure, the first and second side rails configured to apply frictional forces to the component, each of the first and second side rails having a plurality of cam slots;
first and second clamps slidably mounted to the first and second side rails respectively, wherein an extent of possible movement of each clamp relative to the corresponding side rail is constrained by boundaries of the cam slots; and
first and second spring assemblies configured to be coupled to the faceplate, the spring assemblies also configured to pull the first and second clamps toward the faceplate in order to apply clamping forces to the component.

US Pat. No. 10,368,347

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION AND GENERATION IN A MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Guangdong OPPO Mobile Tel...

1. A method for a base station in a cell of a multi-cell wireless system using a transmission frame structure, each frame comprising a plurality of subframes, each subframe comprising a plurality of time slots, each time slot comprising a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, the method comprising:broadcasting a control signal containing a cell identity associated with the cell;
forming a subchannel by selecting a plurality of OFDM subcarriers within a frequency channel in a time slot; and
transmitting data over the subchannel to a mobile station in the cell, wherein:
the data are scrambled before modulation based on the cell identity;
the scrambled data are modulated to produce modulated data symbols; and
the modulated data symbols are mapped to the plurality of OFDM subcarriers in the subchannel.

US Pat. No. 10,365,687

LAPTOP COMPUTER

GIGALANE CO., LTD., Hwas...

1. A laptop computer, comprising:a main body part comprising a mainboard and a coaxial cable, one end of the coaxial cable is connected to the mainboard; and
a display part hinge-coupled with the main body part and comprising a display and a flexible printed circuit board, wherein the flexible printed circuit board is installed on the back of the display and one end of the flexible printed circuit board is coupled with the other end of the coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,368,469

PRE-HEATING SUPPLY AIR FOR IT EQUIPMENT BY UTILIZING TRANSPORT VEHICLE RESIDUAL HEAT

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

1. A velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC) comprising:a volumetric container configured to support one heat generating information technology (IT) equipment positioned therein, the IT equipment having a specific range of operating temperatures, including a minimum operating temperature;
a ram air based cooling subsystem provided in the container that provides a flow of outside cooling air to cool the IT equipment when the VC MDC is moving;
a transport vehicle connected to the container, the transport vehicle having an engine that generates exhaust heat during operation; and
an exhaust heat re-routing subsystem fluidly coupled to the container and which channels the exhaust heat from the transport vehicle engine towards the container, the exhaust heat rerouting subsystem comprising at least one flow control mechanism that can be selectively placed in an open or closed position to selectively direct the exhaust heat to flow towards the container and provide additional heating of ingested ram air to bring the ambient temperature of the IT equipment up to within the specific range of operating temperatures, above the minimum operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,368,465

ELECTRICAL UNIT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical unit, comprising:a thermally conductive housing comprising metal;
an electrically insulating frame disposed in the thermally conductive housing, the electrically insulating frame including a first side and a second side;
a plurality of bus bars disposed at least partially between a base wall of the thermally conductive housing and the second side of the electrically insulating frame; and
a plurality of electrical components connected to the first side of the electrically insulating frame;
wherein the electrically insulating frame includes a portion extending from the second side and in direct physical contact with the base wall of the thermally conductive housing.

US Pat. No. 10,368,460

SLIDING APPARATUS, SERVER CASING, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A sliding apparatus comprising:a first fastening plate;
a second fastening plate parallel to the first fastening plate and mounted to the first fastening plate;
a sliding plate slidably connected to the second fastening plate and received between the first fastening plate and the second fastening plate;
a locking member comprising a first end and a second end, the second end being an end opposite to the first end; and
a latching unit mounted to the second fastening plate and moveably connected to the sliding plate;
wherein the latching unit is moveable between a latching position and a releasing position, the latching position is when the latching unit latches the sliding plate and prevent the sliding plate from sliding, and the releasing position is when the latching unit releases the sliding plate; the first end of the locking member is rotatably connected to the second fastening plate and comprising a locking portion, the second end of the locking member is connected to the sliding plate; when the sliding plate slides on the second fastening plate, the sliding plate drives the first end of the locking member to rotate through the second end of the locking member, and the first end of the locking member drives the locking portion to move between a locking position and an unlocking position;
wherein the sliding plate comprises a sliding board and a holder connected to an end of the sliding board; the sliding board defines a first sliding slot along an extending direction of the sliding board; the second fastening plate comprises a guiding member, and the guiding member is slidably received in the first sliding slot.

US Pat. No. 10,368,447

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting machine comprising:a chuck device held on a mounting head, the chuck device being provided with multiple types of chuck claws configured to clamp a component, a chuck claw switching mechanism configured to switch a chuck claw in use among the multiple types of chuck claws in accordance with the type of the component to be clamped, and a driving mechanism configured to cause the chuck claws switched by the chuck claw switching mechanism to perform a clamping operation,
wherein the chuck claw switching mechanism is configured to use a cylindrical cam, the multiple types of chuck claws are arranged at predetermined intervals around the cylindrical cam, and a cam follower provided on each of the chuck claws is configured to fit into a cam groove in an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical cam,
wherein a tubular guide member that guides upward and downward movement of each of the chuck claws is provided concentrically on an outer peripheral side of the cylindrical cam, the respective chuck claws are configured to be moved upward and downward independently of each other by the cylindrical cam being rotated in a state where rotation of the tubular guide member is locked when the switching is performed to the chuck claw in use among the multiple types of chuck claws, a chuck claw not used among the multiple types of chuck claws is configured to be lifted to a retraction position not interfering with the clamping operation of the chuck claw in use, and the chuck claw in use is configured to be lowered to a clamping operation position below the retraction position,
wherein a rotation locking member configured to lock the rotation of the tubular guide member during the switching of the chuck claw in use and a rotation locking member moving mechanism configured to move the rotation locking member between a lock position at which the rotation of the tubular guide member is locked and an unlock position at which the rotation of the tubular guide member is not locked are provided in the mounting head, and
wherein the respective chuck claws are moved upward and downward independently of each other by the cylindrical cam being rotated based on rotation of a rotary shaft of the mounting head in a state where the rotation of the tubular guide member is locked by the rotation locking member being moved to the lock position by the rotation locking member moving mechanism when switching is performed of the chuck claw in use.

US Pat. No. 10,368,441

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STRAIN RELIEVING SURFACE MOUNT ATTACHED CONNECTORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An interconnect structure for a circuit board comprising:a component circuit board containing a plurality of electrical components;
a wafer connector assembly including a plurality of interconnect circuit boards that are in electrical connection with the components circuit board through a plurality of rows of solder joints, the plurality of interconnect circuit boards having a connection end including at least one contact and a backside end opposite the connection end; and
an adhesive adhering to and structurally reinforcing at least a first row of solder joints from said plurality of rows of solder joints that is proximate to the connection end of the plurality of interconnect circuit boards of the wafer connector assembly, wherein at least a middle row of solder joints from said plurality of rows of solder joints that is between the connection end and the backside end of the interconnect circuit boards is free of adhesive and wherein the adhesive structurally reinforcing the solder joints relieves strain induced on said solder joints when engaging the wafer connector assembly to the header site of a mid plane board of a computing system chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,368,421

SWITCHING SIGNAL RESPONDING ILLUMINATION DEVICE

1. An illuminating device comprising:a) a base;
b) a user interface on the illuminating device, wherein the user interface has one or more switchable controllers;
b) a switching circuit for providing switchable power to the illuminating device;
c) a processing circuit, coupled to the switching circuit, wherein the processing circuit is configured by the one or more switchable controllers to instantly turn-ON or turn-OFF the illuminating device when detecting an initial first power-up signal of one or more power toggles;
d) a receiver coupled with a power source and configured to receive a control signal from a wireless mobile device; and
e) a transmitter coupled with the receiver and convers the control signal received at the receiver to a switch signal to control the switching circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,368,313

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BATTERY ALLOCATION

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method in a server for allocating a rechargeable battery among a plurality of roles performed by a group of devices removably connectable with the rechargeable battery, the method comprising:for each of the roles, receiving, from a subgroup of the devices, a plurality of data sets corresponding to respective operational periods, each of the data sets including:
an identifier of the rechargeable battery,
a measured capacity of the rechargeable battery, and
a measured energy consumption during the operational period;
determining, based on the measured capacity of the rechargeable battery during the operational periods, a predicted capacity of the rechargeable battery and storing the predicted capacity in association with the identifier of the rechargeable battery;
determining, for each role, a predicted energy consumption based on the measured energy consumptions and storing the predicted energy consumption in association with an identifier of the role;
obtaining an allocation defined by the identifier of the rechargeable battery and an identifier of one of the roles;
comparing the predicted capacity with the predicted energy consumption corresponding to the one of the roles; and
when the predicted energy consumption corresponding to the one of the roles exceeds the predicted capacity, generating an alert,
wherein each of the devices is a label printer, and the label printers are configured to print a different one of a plurality of label types in each of the roles.

US Pat. No. 10,364,072

SPILL PROOF CONTAINER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A spill proof container assembly comprising: a receptacle having a closed end and an open end; a collar assembly attached to the open end, the collar assembly having a hook; and a cover positioned over the collar assembly, wherein the cover has an integral hinge strap that extends from a peripheral edge of the cover and is adapted to be removably secured to the hook,the hinge strap includes a first surface extending away from the peripheral edge, the first surface having a curved notch that separates a second surface,
the first surface is bordered by a first rib and a second rib at opposite sides, located approximately at the intersection between where the curved notch ends and the second surface begins,
the second surface has a raised bump adjacent to a free end,
wherein when the hinge strap is being secured to the hook, the raised bump of the second surface passes through an opening in the hook until the hook is locked up against the first rib and second rib, and the raised bump,
wherein when the hinge strap is secured to the hook, in a closed position, a back surface of the lid faces downward into the closed end of the receptacle and front surface faces outward and away from the closed end of the receptacle, wherein when the lid is opened, the back surface of the lid pivots adjacent to the hook radially open and away from the previous closed position of the back surface, in which the back surface was facing the closed end of the receptacle, outward along a rotation plane such that when the lid is in an open position, the back surface faces outward and radially away from the closed end and the receptacle, and the front surface faces inward toward the receptacle, and wherein the hinge strap is rigid enough to prevent substantial twisting along an axial length of the strap disposed orthogonal to the pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,527

MIXING CONTAINER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A mixing container, comprising:a container;
a lid attached to the container having a shaft aperture and a pour aperture; and
a grip having a spout plug and a shaft, the shaft extending through the shaft aperture of the lid and into the container, wherein the grip is moveable about the lid from a first closed position in which the spout plug engages with the pour aperture and prevents contents from inside of the container to come out of the container, to a second open position in which the pour aperture allows contents from inside of the container to come out of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,368,462

SECURE TABLET MOUNT

1. A tablet support comprising:a backing member;
a faceplate connected to the backing member to at least partially define a housing configured to receive a tablet; and
a bracket configured to retain the tablet in the housing,
wherein the housing includes a first connecting feature and the bracket includes a second connecting feature configured to mate with the first connecting feature, and wherein adjustment of one of the first connecting feature and the second connecting feature determines a relative position of the tablet in the housing, and
the first connecting feature includes a tapered first projection extending toward the bracket and the second connecting feature includes a first slot configured to receive the first projection, and wherein a width of the first slot determines the relative position of the tablet in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,368,455

LIFT HANDLES HAVING SAFETY INTERLOCKS FOR A RACK-MOUNTED ENCLOSURE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an enclosure physically structured to be removable from and operable within a rack system, the enclosure comprising:
a horizontally-oriented upper wall;
a horizontally-oriented lower wall;
two vertically-oriented sidewalls extending between the upper and lower walls;
at least one bay comprising a front opening defined along front ends of the horizontally-oriented upper wall, the horizontally-oriented lower wall, and the two vertically-oriented sidewalls, the front opening being configured to receive a component therethrough and into the bay; and
a set of integrated handles numbering more than one, each handle being configured to transition from a recessed position to an extended position, and each handle being configured to be gripped by a hand when in the extended position,
wherein each handle is configured to extend higher than the upper wall of the enclosure when in the extended position,
wherein each handle is configured to retract to within an outer profile of the enclosure when in the recessed position,
wherein each handle is configured to rotate 180° from the recessed position to the extended position about an axis, the axis being oriented normal to a closest of the vertically-oriented sidewalls to the handle,
wherein each handle is configured to rotate 180° from the recessed position to the extended position about a hub positioned along the axis, the hub being located midway along a lower portion of the handle, and
wherein each handle is oriented upside down when in the recessed position.

US Pat. No. 10,368,453

HOUSING FOR RECEIVING ELECTRICAL AND/OR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A housing for receiving at least one of electrical or electronic components, the housing comprising:a housing base part;
a spacer bolt; and
a housing cover covering said housing base part, said housing cover being at least one of supported on said housing base part or fastened to said housing base part at least by said spacer bolt, and said housing cover having an opening formed therein defining an edge of said opening;
said spacer bolt being connected by substance bonding to said edge of said opening causing said spacer bolt to close said opening;
said spacer bolt having a depression formed therein, said depression being below said opening in said housing cover; and
said depression and said opening being configured for at least partially receiving a friction stir welding tool.

US Pat. No. 10,368,438

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:a laminated base material comprising an insulating layer and a pad conductor layer formed on the insulating layer;
a first solder resist layer laminated on a surface of the laminated base material and comprising a photosensitive resin material; and
a second solder resist layer comprising a photosensitive resin material and forming a surface portion such that the first solder resist layer is forming a portion in contact with the laminated base material on an opposite side with respect to the surface portion,
wherein the pad conductor layer of the laminated base material has a pattern including a plurality of conductor pads in contact with the first solder resist layer such that the conductor pads are positioned in opening portions formed in the first and second solder resist layers, respectively, and the first and second solder resist layers satisfy at least one of a first condition that a chemical species derived from a photopolymerization initiator has a concentration that is higher in the first solder resist layer than a concentration in the second solder resist layer and a second condition that the chemical species derived from the photopolymerization initiator in the first solder resist layer has photopolymerization initiating ability higher than a chemical species derived from a photopolymerization initiator in the second solder resist layer.

US Pat. No. 10,368,430

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat dissipation device, comprising:a heat dissipation piece;
a plurality of heat conduction plates, the plurality of heat conduction plates connected to the heat dissipation piece, and spaced apart from and arranged parallel to each other, such that the heat dissipation piece and the plurality of heat conduction plates together form a comb shape so as to define a plurality of accommodating spaces, wherein each of the plurality of the heat conduction plates has a free end away from the heat dissipation piece, and the free end has a through hole;
a rod piece, wherein the rod piece has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, the rod piece penetrates through the through holes of the plurality of heat conduction plates, and the second end has a limitation portion; and
a switch, having a cam portion which is pivoted to the first end of the rod piece;
wherein when the switch is pivoted with respect to the plurality of heat conduction plates, the cam portion drives the rod piece to move among the through holes, making the limitation portion of the rod piece to press against or be separated from the plurality of heat conduction plates.

US Pat. No. 10,368,417

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH INCLINED PORTION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising a semiconductor light-emitting device, wherein the semiconductor light-emitting device comprises:a first conductive semiconductor layer;
a second conductive semiconductor layer provided with a lateral surface to overlap with the first conductive semiconductor layer;
a first conductive electrode electrically connected to the first conductive semiconductor layer; and
a second conductive electrode electrically connected to the second conductive semiconductor layer,
wherein the second conductive semiconductor layer is provided with an inclined portion inclined with respect to the lateral surface, and the second conductive electrode is configured to cover the inclined portion,
wherein an upper surface the semiconductor light-emitting device includes one side having both ends forming an obtuse angle with respect to other sides of the upper surface, and
wherein the inclined portion is formed at the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,368,401

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Aurora Flight Sciences Co...

1. A multi-functional composite system comprising:a composite aircraft structure having a first composite fiber layer and a second composite fiber layer, each of the first composite fiber layer and the second composite fiber layer having a matrix material;
a composite conductor assembly sandwiched between the first composite fiber layer and the second composite fiber layer, the composite conductor assembly having two or more graphene conductors disposed between two or more insulating layers, wherein the two or more graphene conductors are arranged to define a wide area heater mat configured to generate a predetermined heat profile that defines a first region to yield a first temperature and a second region to yield a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature,
wherein the two or more graphene conductors comprises a first graphene conductor at the first region and a second graphene conductor at the second region that are independently controllable;
an electric power source electronically coupled with said composite conductor assembly to pass electric current through at least one of said two or more graphene conductors, wherein said at least one of said two or more graphene conductors is coupled to the electric power source as a resistive load and configured to generate heat when an electric current is passed through said at least one of said two or more graphene conductors,
wherein the electric power source is configured to selectively pass the electric current through the first graphene conductor, the second graphene conductor, or both the first graphene conductor and the second graphene conductor;
one or more embedded sensors in thermal contact with the first composite fiber layer or the second composite fiber layer; and
a control system operably connected to the electric power source and to the one or more embedded sensors,
wherein the control system is configured to monitor and control dynamically one or more parameters of the wide area heater mat at each of the first region and the second region as a function of feedback received from at least one of the one or more embedded sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,368,364

SATELLITE NETWORK SERVICE SHARING

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method, comprising:identifying forward link data streams associated with a plurality of mobile devices in communication with a multi-user network access terminal that is serviced via a forward link satellite beam of a multi-beam satellite communications system, wherein each of the plurality of mobile devices is associated with a user-specific traffic policy, and wherein an aggregate of a first provisioned level of the user-specific traffic policies for the plurality of mobile devices and the first provisioned level for other use-specific traffic policies for other devices serviced via the forward link satellite beam exceeds a physical capacity of the forward link satellite beam; and
providing the first provisioned level of the user-specific traffic policies to the plurality of mobile devices, the providing comprising:
allocating respective sets of beam resources to the plurality of mobile devices for a first time period, the allocated respective sets of beam resources determined based at least in part on respective amounts of demand associated with the forward link data streams for the first time period and the first provisioned levels of the user-specific traffic policies for the plurality of mobile devices in relation to an aggregate resource demand for the other devices for the first time period and an aggregate of the first provisioned levels for the other devices, wherein the allocating comprises:
allocating a first set of beam resources to a first mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices for the first time period, wherein the first set of beam resources exceeds the first provisioned level of the user-specific traffic policy associated with the first mobile device; and
allocating a second set of beam resources to a second mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices for the first time period, wherein the second set of beam resources is less than the first provisioned level of the user-specific traffic policy associated with the second mobile device; and
scheduling, for the first time period, transmission of first data traffic of the forward link data streams to the multi-user network access terminal over the allocated respective sets of beam resources.

US Pat. No. 10,368,359

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR PREDICTING AVAILABLE THROUGHPUT FOR UPLINK DATA

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method in a user equipment for estimating an available throughput for uplink data to be sent from the user equipment to a base station over a radio link in a wireless communications network, wherein the available throughput is provided by the wireless communications network to the user equipment, the method comprising:obtaining information about a past scheduling of the user equipment;
obtaining a radio quality measure related to the radio link; and
estimating the available throughput based on:
a relationship between the information about a past scheduling of the user equipment and one or more previously obtained pieces of information about the past scheduling of the user equipment;
a relationship between the radio quality measure and one or more previously obtained radio quality measures; and
a previously obtained throughput of uplink data sent from the user equipment to the base station, wherein the previously obtained throughput is associated with the one or more previously obtained pieces of information about the past scheduling and the one or more previously obtained radio quality measures; and
optimizing a quality of service based on one or more of the estimated available throughput and estimated current and future cell loads.

US Pat. No. 10,368,351

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING CITIZENS BROADBAND RADIO SERVICE NETWORK COVERAGE

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of operating a Spectrum Access System (SAS), the method comprising:receiving, from a first Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD), first user equipment (UE) information including at least one of timing advance or power headroom information for one or more UEs in communication with said first CBSD;
estimating, based on the received first UE information, a first CBSD coverage area;
making a first resource allocation to the first CBSD based on the estimated first CBSD coverage area, said first resource allocation including an allocation of at least one of a frequency bandwidth allocation or transmission power allocation to the first CBSD;
prior to estimating the first CBSD coverage area, identifying the UE with the largest timing advance in communication with the first CBSD; and
determining if the UE in communication with the first CBSD having the largest timing advance also has the lowest power headroom of the UEs for which power headroom information is provided in said first UE information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,582

METHOD OF OPTICALLY TRANSMITTING DIGITAL INFORMATION FROM A SMART PHONE TO A CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device for controlling an electrical load comprising:a wireless communication module configured to receive wireless communications on a wireless network;
a controller responsive to the wireless communication module; and
an optical module configured to receive an optical signal comprising programming instructions from at least one of a visual display or a camera flash light source of a wireless device, wherein the programming instructions are configured to enable the wireless communication module to receive messages via the wireless communications on the wireless network; and
wherein the controller is configured, in response to the programming instructions in the optical signal received from the at least one of the visual display or the camera flash light source of the wireless control device, to connect to the wireless network and receive the messages on the wireless network via the wireless communication module, the controller further configured to control the electrical load in response to the messages received via the wireless communications on the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,326

METHOD FOR ENERGY DITHER OF A PARTICLE BEAM

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. In a free electron laser (FEL) system including an input particle beam, a method for varying the output wavelength of the FEL output beam by changing the energy of the FEL input particle beam, comprising:a. providing a primary accelerator cavity for supplying the input particle beam and a primary beam transport for transporting the input particle beam, wherein the input particle beam has energy with a nominal operating point and a primary accelerator bunch frequency;
b. providing a wiggler to periodically deflect the beam of particles inside the input particle beam;
c. inserting one or more secondary radiofrequency accelerator cavities between the primary beam transport and the wiggler;
d. setting the frequency of each secondary radiofrequency accelerator cavity to a harmonic or sub-harmonic of the primary accelerator bunch frequency; and
e. dithering the particle beam energy of the FEL input particle beam by operating the secondary radiofrequency accelerator cavities at the harmonic or sub-harmonic of the primary accelerator bunch frequency, said dithering varying the particle beam energy of the FEL input particle beam about the nominal operating point and varying the wavelength of the FEL output beam.

US Pat. No. 10,367,272

SPRING-LOADED CLAMPING CONNECTION

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A spring-loaded terminal for clamping an electrical conductor, the spring-loaded terminal comprising:at least one clamping spring for clamping the electrical conductor onto the spring-loaded terminal; and
at least one pivotable operating lever for operating the clamping spring,
wherein the operating lever is movable back and forth between an open position, in which a conductor clamping point formed with the clamping spring is open, and a closed position, in which the clamping point is closed, and
wherein the spring-loaded terminal has an operating element that is adapted to be operated by the pivotable operating lever and that is designed as a tension member mounted so as to be essentially linearly movable, through which the clamping point is opened via a tensile force acting on the clamping spring when the operating lever is pivoted into the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,366,822

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WINGED COIL STRUCTURE

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A method of manufacturing a winged coil structure for providing a function of magnetic induction and a flexible and bendable feature, comprising:preparing an upper flexible plate having a middle region and two side regions bordering the middle region, and provided with at least one upper magnetic induction coil, at least one upper connection pad, and at least one connection plug, the at least one upper magnetic induction coil and the at least one upper connection pad being electrically connected and embedded in the middle region of the upper flexible plate and close to an upper surface of the upper flexible plate, the at least one connection plug being provided on the lower surface of the middle region of the upper flexible plate and attached to a bottom of the corresponding upper connection pad;
preparing a dielectric layer with a lateral size of the dielectric layer being the same as a lateral size of the middle region of the upper flexible plate;
preparing a lower flexible plate having a middle region and two side regions bordering the middle region, and provided with at least one lower magnetic induction coil and at least one lower connection pad, the at least one lower magnetic induction coil and the at least one lower connection pad being electrically connected and embedded in the middle region of the lower flexible plate and close to a lower surface of the lower flexible plate; and
performing a process of thermal pressing to sequentially from bottom to top stack and combine the lower flexible plate, the dielectric layer, and the upper flexible plate as a multiple layered stack structure via a press mold, the at least one connection plug being formed of an electrically conductive metal material configured to penetrate the dielectric layer, and provided between the corresponding upper and lower connection pads such that the at least one connection plug combines the corresponding upper and lower connection pads after the process of thermal pressing to form electrical connection,
wherein a notched line is provided along each adjacency of the lower surface of the upper flexible plate and the lower flexible plate, the notched line has a trench recessing upwards or inwards such that the two side regions of the upper flexible plate are bendable upwards or downwards, and the dielectric layer is not extended to the notched line.

US Pat. No. 10,366,462

DRUG INTERACTION REVIEW METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:receiving over a network, on a benefit manager device, a prescription request for a prescription drug from at least one of a prescriber device and a pharmacy device, the prescription drug being associated with a prescription;
determining, on the benefit manager device, that the prescription drug is a controlled substance;
determining, on the benefit manager device, that a patient for whom the prescription drug was prescribed has not provided a member identifier of a drug benefit plan;
associating, on the benefit manager device, the prescription request with a controlled substance identifier, wherein the controlled substance identifier is also associated with the prescription drug, wherein the controlled substance identifier is generated based on a prescriber associated with the prescription, a pharmacist associated with the prescription, a pharmacy associated with the prescription, a cash identifier associated with the prescription, a timing associated with the prescription, or combinations thereof, and wherein the controlled substance identifier is not generated based on patient identification information;
analyzing, on the benefit manager device, pharmacy claims data to determine whether past claims adjudication data is associated with the controlled substance identifier, the past claims adjudication data associated with the controlled substance identifier also does not include the patient identification information;
evaluating, on the benefit manager device, the prescription request to determine whether the past claims adjudication data associated with the controlled substance identifier indicates that the prescription drug has been dispensed in a claim associated with the controlled substance identifier within a predetermined time of the prescription request;
generating, on the benefit manager device, a notification based on evaluation of the prescription request;
transmitting the notification from the benefit manager device via the network to at least one of the pharmacy device and the prescriber device, the notification indicating whether to dispense or not dispense the prescription drug; and
dispensing the prescription drug when the notification indicates to dispense the prescription drug.

US Pat. No. 10,365,290

MULTIFUNCTIONAL PROTEIN MOLECULAR WEIGHT LADDERS

LI-COR, INC., Lincoln, N...

1. A compound having the formula:
wherein n is 0-10 and;
R1 and R2 are each independently a member selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and an acetyl (Ac), with the proviso that one of R1 or R2 is acetyl and one of R1 or R2 is hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,364,948

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES AND LUMINAIRES HAVING A WAVEGUIDE WITH EXTRACTION FEATURES AND REFLECTIVE MATERIAL HAVING OPENINGS DISPOSED THEREON

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A waveguide assembly comprising:a waveguide body comprising an optically transmissive material, the waveguide body being partially defined by a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface, where light primarily exits the waveguide body from the second surface;
a light source directing light into the waveguide body through a coupling cavity extending along the waveguide body; and
one or more extraction features disposed on the first surface of the waveguide body for reflecting the light to the second surface of the waveguide body, a reflective material disposed on at least a first portion of the first surface of the waveguide body such that first areas of the first surface of the waveguide body are covered by the reflective material and second areas of the first surface of the waveguide body are uncovered by the reflective material, a first portion of the light passing through the first surface of the waveguide body in the second areas and a second portion of the light being reflected by total internal reflection in the second areas back into the waveguide body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,943

LIGHT BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A light bulb apparatus comprising:a plurality of LED modules;
a substrate comprising aluminum material for mounting the plurality of LED modules, a first connection end and a second connection end, the first connection end and the second connection end being electrically connected to the plurality of LED modules;
a driver circuit board;
a wireless controller mounted on the driver circuit board for connecting to an external device;
a lamp cap with a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first electrode is insulated from the second electrode, the driver circuit board is connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, the driver circuit board has pins plugging in the second connection end, the second connection end is disposed on the backside of the substrate, wherein the substrate is a metal disk with an insulation layer for installing a plug component with the second connection end at the back side of the substrate and with the LED modules at the front side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,837

DUAL-SHAFT SYNCHRONOUS TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION MODULE

FIRST DOME CORPORATION, ...

1. A dual-shaft synchronous transmission device, comprising:a hinge structure including:
a first shaft having a longitudinal direction; and
a second shaft parallel to the first shaft, wherein the second shaft is configured to rotate by taking the first shaft to be a rotation axis;
a carrier fixed on the first shaft and having a track slot;
a driving structure sleeved at the first shaft and configured to be driven by the second shaft to rotate with respect to the first shaft; wherein an annularly guiding slot is formed on an outer surface of the driving structure, and the guiding slot has a slot bottom, a first flange connected to an end of the slot bottom, and a second flange connected to an opposite end of the slot bottom,
wherein the first flange and the second flange face to each other; the first flange has a first hill-shaped edge, the second flange has two second hill-shaped edges, when the first hill-shaped edge is orthogonally projected onto the second flange in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction to form a projecting region, the projecting region is located between the two second hill-shaped edges; and
a linkage assembly including;
a linking member having an annular shape and sleeved at the slot bottom of the guiding slot, wherein the linking member is configured to be driven by at least one of the first flange and the second flange to move in the longitudinal direction with respect to the driving structure;
a first connecting rod connected to the linking member and movably installed on the carrier, wherein the first connecting rod is configured to move in the longitudinal direction with respect to the carrier; and
a second connecting rod pivotally connected to the carrier and having a column inserted into the track slot, wherein the second connecting rod is linked to the first connecting rod, and the first connecting rod is configured to drive the second connecting rod to rotate with respect to the carrier for moving the column in the track slot,
wherein the linking member includes a ring portion sleeved at the slot bottom of the guiding slot and a guiding portion extended from the ring portion, the guiding portion is configured to be driven by at least one of the first flange and the second flange to move the linking member with respect to the driving structure.

US Pat. No. 10,363,594

DIE CUSHION APPARATUS OF PRESS MACHINE AND DIE CUSHION CONTROLLING METHOD

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...

1. A die cushion apparatus of a press machine, the press machine including an upper die mounted to a slide, a lower die mounted to a bed, and a blank holding plate disposed between the upper die and the lower die and mounted to a cushion pad, the die cushion apparatus comprising:multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices configured to raise and lower the cushion pad by separately-controllable multiple driving shafts;
a die cushion position instructing unit configured to output position instruction values for instructing positions of the multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices in a raising and lowering direction, the position instruction values including standby position instruction values for at least holding the cushion pad at a standby position, and outputting the standby position instruction values after knocking out a product from the press machine;
multiple die cushion position detecting devices configured to detect the position of the cushion pad corresponding to the position for each driving shaft of the multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices, and output position detection values indicating the detected positions;
an information acquiring device configured to acquire information regarding inclination of the cushion pad based on the position detection values outputted from the multiple die cushion position detecting devices in a duration of a die cushion force control of the press machine;
an offset adjusting device configured to offset the position instruction values including the standby position instruction values outputted from the die cushion position instructing unit based on the multiple position detection values outputted from the multiple die cushion position detecting devices to affect the acquired inclination of the cushion pad at the standby position; and
a controlling device configured to separately control the multiple cushion pad raising and lowering devices based on the position instruction values outputted from the die cushion position instructing unit, and on the multiple position detection values outputted from the multiple die cushion position detecting devices, the controlling device configured to move the cushion pad to the standby position based on the offset standby position instruction values outputted from the die cushion position instructing unit after knocking out the product,
wherein the offset adjusting device offsets the standby position values based on the information regarding inclination of the cushion pad acquired from the information acquiring device to allow the cushion pad to be inclined in the standby position to be parallel with lower faces of the upper die mounted to the slide of the press machine.

US Pat. No. 10,363,055

ARTICULATED HAND-HELD INSTRUMENT

DistalMotion SA, Epaling...

1. A handheld surgical instrument comprising:an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end;
an articulated handle;
an articulated end effector connected to the distal end of the instrument shaft;
a structural frame having a proximal end mounted on the articulated handle and a distal end coupled to the proximal end of the instrument shaft, the structural frame comprising three joints, each of the three joints having an axis that intersects at a remote center of motion of the handheld surgical instrument, the remote center of motion configured to be coincident to a central point of a user's wrist; and
a flexible mechanical transmission system connecting the articulated handle to the articulated end effector such that motion applied to the articulated handle is reproduced at the articulated end effector,
wherein the articulated end effector comprises at least three orientation or actuation degrees of freedom, and
wherein the flexible mechanical transmission system follows a continuous path from a proximal end of the articulated handle to the distal end of the articulated handle and then from the proximal to the distal end of the structural frame and then from the proximal to the distal end of the instrument shaft and then from a proximal end of the articulated end-effector to a distal end of the articulated end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,368,458

RAIL-MOUNTED CONTROL SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED MOUNTING

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A module assembly for a control system, the module assembly comprising:a base configured for removably mounting to an elongated rail, the base comprising:
a mounting structure including a body with a first side and a second side, the first side defining a rail channel for receiving the elongated rail, the body and the rail channel further extending between opposite ends of the mounting structure, the mounting structure further including opposite first and second outer side walls extending between the opposite ends thereof, the mounting structure further including an interior wall spaced inwardly from and facing one of said first and second outer side walls and a lateral channel in communication with and extending transversely to the rail channel, the lateral channel opening through the interior wall;
a cover mounted to the second side of the mounting structure;
a circuit board between the mounting structure and the cover; and
at least one latching assembly including a shuttle movably received in the lateral channel and through the lateral channel opening in the interior wall, the latching assembly including a lever rotatably mounted to the interior wall in operable engagement with the shuttle so that rotation of the lever moves the shuttle from a first position wherein the shuttle is engageable to the elongated rail in the rail channel and a second position wherein the shuttle is disengageable from the elongated rail in the rail channel.

US Pat. No. 10,368,457

OFFSET CONTROL FOR ASSEMBLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSING

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display; and
an enclosure housing the display and defining an external sidewall of the electronic device, the enclosure comprising:
an outer periphery member defining a first portion of the external sidewall of the enclosure;
a front cover assembly attached to the outer periphery member and having a front glass member, the front cover assembly defining a front surface of the electronic device and a second portion of the external sidewall; and
a back cover assembly attached to the outer periphery member and having a back glass member, the back cover assembly defining a back surface of the electronic device and a third portion of the external sidewall,
wherein:
the first, second, and third portions of the external sidewall cooperate to form a smooth continuous external surface of the external sidewall of the enclosure that extends along at least three sides of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,452

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A foldable display device comprising:a display panel comprising at least one folding part and at least two non-folding parts, the at least one folding part between the at least two non-folding parts;
a plurality of middle frames disposed at a lower surface of the display panel; and
a bottom case for receiving the display panel and the plurality of middle frames,
wherein each of the plurality of middle frames comprises at least two flat parts and a frame folding part between the two flat parts, wherein each of the at least two flat parts of each middle frame overlaps a corresponding one of the at least two non-folding parts of the display panel, and wherein the frame folding part of the middle frame overlaps the at least one folding part of the display panel, and wherein one of the plurality of middle frames has a different length than other middle frames from the plurality of middle frames.

US Pat. No. 10,368,437

CABLE ASSEMBLY FOR AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

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

1. An information handling system having a cable assembly, the information handling system comprising:a printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface;
a first post and a second post extending from one side of the printed circuit board (PCB) to define a slot within the one side of the PCB;
a first signal line that terminates into a first signal pad, a second signal line that terminates into a second signal pad, and two ground lines, each terminating into a respective one of a first ground pad and a second ground pad that extends onto a respective one of the first post and the second post, each of the first signal line, second signal line, and two ground lines coupled to the first surface;
a first cable having a first signal wire at least partially covered by a first insulator, a second signal wire at least partially covered by a second insulator, and a first ground shield extending around an exterior of and at least partially covering the first and second insulators, a first end of the first cable mounted in the slot between the first and second posts;
an outer insulator that partially covers the ground shield; and
a first conductive attachment coupling the first signal wire to the first signal pad, a second conductive attachment coupling the second signal wire to the second signal pad, and a third conductive attachment coupling the first ground shield to the first ground pad.

US Pat. No. 10,368,431

COOLING ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Astec International Limit...

1. A cooling assembly for cooling electronic devices, the cooling assembly comprising:a circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a first set of electronic devices, a second set of electronic devices, and a third set of electronic devices, each set including at least two electronic devices electrically coupled in parallel and disposed on the first surface of the circuit board, at least one of the electronic devices of the third set and at least one of the electronic devices of the second set positioned between the at least two electronic devices of the first set; and
a heat sink disposed on the second surface of the circuit board, the heat sink including a first heat sink portion in thermal contact with the first set of electronic devices, a second heat sink portion in thermal contact with the second set of electronic devices, and a third heat sink portion in thermal contact with the third set of electronic devices, the first, second and third heat sink portions positioned in an interleaved arrangement to overlap one another while remaining electrically isolated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,368,408

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND LED LIGHT BULB

Toshiba Materials Co., Lt...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a first white light source, including N pieces, with N being a natural number equal to or more than 2, of first white light emitting diodes electrically connected in series to one another in a forward direction, and emitting a first white light having a first color temperature;
a second white light source, including M pieces, with M being a natural number less than N, of second white light emitting diodes electrically connected in series to one another in a forward direction and a first resistance element electrically connected in series to the second white light emitting diodes and having a first resistance value, the second white light source being electrically connected in parallel to the first white light source, and emitting a second white light having a second color temperature lower than the first color temperature; and
a control circuit,
the device emitting a mixed white light of the first white light and the second white light,
wherein each of the first and second white light emitting diodes includes:
a light emitting diode element which emits light having an emission peak wavelength in a range of from 370 nm to 420 nm; and
a phosphor which emits white light by being excited by the light of the light emitting diode element, consisting of a blue phosphor, a green phosphor, and a red phosphor, each of the blue, green, and red phosphors containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of europium and cerium,
wherein a drive voltage of the first white light source is higher than a drive voltage of the second white light source, and
wherein the control circuit controls a current to be supplied to the first and second white light sources so that a color temperature of the mixed white light is higher as a total luminous flux of the mixed white light is higher.

US Pat. No. 10,368,311

COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR DETERMINING CHANNEL ACCORDING TO CURRENT CONSUMPTION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of an electronic device using carrier aggregation, the method comprising:determining, using at least one processor, a primary component carrier (PCC) from one of a first channel or a second channel according to a control signal received from a base station,
comparing, using the at least one processor of the electronic device, an amount of current consumed by a first transceiver which operates the first channel with an amount of current consumed by a second transceiver which operates the second channel after a predetermined time; and
determining, using the at least one processor, the primary component carrier (PCC) from at least one of the first channel or the second channel according to the compared result,
wherein the comparing of the amount of the current consumed by the first transceiver and the amount of the current consumed by the second transceiver comprises:
comparing an amount of current consumed per unit time by the first transceiver with an amount of current consumed per unit time by the second transceiver, using a table including the amount of current consumed per unit time by the first transceiver based on a change of a transmit power of the first transceiver and the amount of current consumed per unit time by the second transceiver based on a change of a transmit power of the second transceiver, and wherein the determining the PCC comprises:
determining, in a state where the first channel is set to the PCC, if the amount of the current consumed by the first transceiver is greater than the amount of the current consumed by the second transceiver, the second channel as a new PCC.

US Pat. No. 10,368,309

DYNAMIC POWER SAVING MODE AND CONFIGURATION CHANGING BASED ON TRAFFIC PATTERN

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method of power management, the method comprising:determining, by a wireless device, for each of a plurality of periodic decision periods, whether data traffic of a network satisfies a corresponding periodic decision criteria;
counting a number of periodic decision periods satisfying the corresponding periodic decision criteria;
determining, by the wireless device, density and periodicity of the data traffic according to the counted number of periodic decision periods satisfying the corresponding periodic decision criteria;
generating, by the wireless device, traffic statistics based on the density and the periodicity of the data traffic;
categorizing, by the wireless device, the data traffic into a first traffic pattern of a plurality of traffic patterns using the generated traffic statistics;
dynamically selecting, by the wireless device in accordance to the first traffic pattern, one of a plurality of power management mechanisms; and
configuring the wireless device to use the selected power management mechanism in accordance to the first traffic pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,367,177

FLEXIBLE GREEN NONWOVEN BATTERY COVER AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a battery cover, comprising:providing green material;
providing heat-meltable fibers;
forming a plurality of separate nonwoven mats each having free edges from the green material and the heat-meltable fibers;
bonding the free edges of each of the separate nonwoven mats to one another along at least one seam to form a plurality of separate circumferentially continuous nonwoven walls;
arranging the plurality of separate nonwoven walls in generally concentric relation with one another;
forming at least one hinge spaced from said at least one seam in each of the plurality of nonwoven walls, the at least one hinge extending between opposite ends of each nonwoven wall with the at least one hinge having a reduced thickness from the nonwoven wall; and
bonding the plurality of nonwoven walls to one another across at least one of said at least one hinge in spaced relation from said at least one seam.

US Pat. No. 10,366,851

SWITCH DEVICE AND DETECTING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH IT

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

1. A switch device comprising:a housing;
at least two internal terminals provided in the housing;
a movable contact; and
a manipulation body that operates the movable contact; wherein
an opening into which an external terminal is insertable is disposed in the housing,
each internal terminal has a contact touching part that is electrically connected to the movable contact and has a terminal connecting part connectable to the external terminal inserted into the housing, and
the housing has at least one of a guide concave part and a guide protrusion that guides the housing toward an external base material to which the external terminal is fixed, and that extend in a direction in which the external terminal is inserted, wherein:
the housing has a bottom part facing an attachment surface of the external base material to which the external terminal is fixed and also has two side parts erected from the attachment surface with the bottom part intervening between the two side parts;
the opening is in the bottom part; and
each of the two side parts has at least one of the guide concave part and the guide protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,366,784

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRESCRIPTION TRANSFER

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:receiving at one of a plurality of reception interfaces over a communication network in electronic communication with the one of a plurality of reception interfaces via a remote electronic device, by a processor, an electronic digital picture image of a retail pharmacy prescription label including a representation of a retail pharmacy prescription number associated with a prescription drug prescribed to a member and additional prescription information, the retail pharmacy prescription label being affixed to a prescription drug container or packaging provided to the member by a retail pharmacy, wherein the retail pharmacy fills the retail pharmacy prescription and is remote from the processor;
identifying an transmission source associated with the electronic digital picture image:
decoding, by the processor, the electronic digital picture image of the retail pharmacy prescription label including the retail pharmacy prescription number to identify the retail prescription for a patient with a multi-point congruence of information to meet a level of confidence in the prescription identification;
identifying, by the processor, the retail pharmacy associated with the retail pharmacy prescription number from the, decoded electronic image;
identifying, by the processor, the retail pharmacy prescription associated with the retail pharmacy prescription number based on identification of the retail pharmacy, the prescription being for the prescription drug;
determining, by the processor, whether the prescription drug is refill eligible using the retail pharmacy prescription number as decoded from the electronic image of the retail pharmacy prescription label;
identifying, by the processor, a care provider associated with the prescription;
generating, by the processor, a mail order delivery request to refill the prescription drug for the member at mail order based on receipt of the electronic image, identification of the prescription, and a determination that the prescription drug is refill eligible;
transmitting over the communication network the mail order delivery request to the care provider;
verifying that the transmission source is associated with the member while using the transmission source as one point of the multi-point congruence of information to identify the member and the prescription, wherein generating of the mail order request is further based on verification that the transmission source is associated with the member;
receiving over the communication network, by the processor, a mail order delivery authorization response from the care provider;
adjudicating, by the processor, the identified prescription; and
scheduling, by the processor, a mail order delivery of a refill of the prescription drug from a mail order pharmacy to the member based upon receipt of the mail order delivery authorization response, adjudicating and the electronic image of the retail pharmacy prescription label.

US Pat. No. 10,366,557

METHOD FOR VOTING USING CONCATENATED SIGNATURES

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A method for voting using concatenated signatures, which comprises the following steps of:a) providing a plurality M of replicants for generating M redundant messages, where M?2;
b) providing a plurality N of voter modules, where N?2, wherein each of the voter modules has a voter for voting the redundant messages and a crypto unit with a private key fragment for signing a message;
c) transferring the redundant messages of the replicants to each of the voter modules, so that the voter of each of the voter modules generates a voted message on a basis of the redundant messages;
d) producing a 1st signature of a 1st voted message by means of a 1st voter module of the voter modules with a 1st private key fragment, if the 1st voter generates the 1st voted message;
e) transferring an n'th signature and an n'th voted message from an n'th voter module of the voter modules to an (n+1)'th voter module of the voter modules;
f) comparing a message voted by an (n+1)'th voter with the n'th voted message and producing a (n+1)'th signature on the n'th signature with a (n+1)th private key fragment of the (n+1)'th voter module if the 1st voted message agrees with an (n+1)'th voted message;
g) performing the steps e) and f) in ascending sequence for each n where 1?n?(N?1);
h) transferring the n'th signature and the n'th voted message to a receiver unit; and
i) accepting the n'th voted message by a receiver crypto unit, if the receiver crypto unit successfully checks the n'th signature with a public key.

US Pat. No. 10,366,294

TRANSPARENCY-CHARACTERISTIC BASED OBJECT CLASSIFICATION FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An object classification system for an automated vehicle, said system comprising:a lidar mounted on a host-vehicle, said lidar determines spot-distances indicated by light-beams that were emitted by the lidar and reflected toward the lidar from an area proximate to the host-vehicle;
a controller in communication with the lidar, wherein the controller
determines a lidar-outline of an object in the area based on spot-distances,
determines an object-distance to the object based on spot-distances within the lidar-outline of the object,
determines a backdrop-distance to a backdrop based on spot-distances outside of the lidar-outline of the object,
determines a transparency-characteristic of the object based on instances of spot-distances from within the lidar-outline of the object that correspond to the backdrop-distance, and
operates the host-vehicle to avoid the object when the transparency-characteristic is less than a transparency-threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,365,074

MULTI-PIECE POLYMER AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE

True Velocity IP Holdings...

1. A polymeric ammunition cartridge having a 2 piece case comprising:an primer insert comprising a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface, and a groove positioned around the primer flash hole aperture in the primer recess;
a polymeric middle body comprising a polymeric body extending from a body coupling over at least a portion of the primer insert, wherein the polymeric body is molded over the cylindrical coupling element and into the primer flash hole aperture and into the groove to form a primer flash hole; and
a polymer nose comprising
a generally cylindrical neck having a projectile aperture at a first end;
an outer shoulder surface that extends from the generally cylindrical neck;
an outer shoulder angle defined by the angle between the outer shoulder surface and the generally cylindrical neck;
an inner shoulder surface on the inside of the polymer nose opposite the outer shoulder surface;
an inner shoulder angle defined relative to the outer shoulder surface;
a nose junction formed at the shoulder, wherein the nose junction comprises a groove in the outer shoulder surface connected to an outer skirt surface that extends from the groove to a skirt tip, wherein the outer skirt surface and the inner shoulder surface meet at the skirt tip, wherein a skirt angle is formed between the groove and the outer skirt surface is between 40 and 140 degrees, wherein the nose junction and the skirt are adapted to mate to the body coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,368,454

SHOCK ABSORBING STRUCTURE ADAPTED FOR A CIRCUIT BOARD OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREWITH

Wistron Corporation, New...

7. An electronic device comprising:a first electronic module comprising a first circuit board and a first electrical connector;
a second electronic module comprising a second circuit board and a second electrical connector; and
a shock absorbing structure for reducing a stress between the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector when the first electrical connector is connected with the second electrical connector, the shock absorbing structure comprising:
at least one protruding column fixed on the second electronic module and passing through the second circuit board, the at least one protruding column comprising a fixing portion and a protruding portion connected to the fixing portion, the fixing portion being fixed onto the second electronic module, and the protruding portion passing through the second circuit board; and
at least one resilient module disposed between the at least one protruding column and the second circuit board, the at least one resilient module comprising a first resilient component and a second resilient component, the first resilient component being sleeved on the protruding portion and passing through the second circuit board, a side of the first resilient component abutting against the fixing portion, and the second resilient component being sleeved on the first resilient component and abutting between the fixing portion and the second circuit board;
wherein when the electronic device is forced to vibrate by an external impact, the second circuit board presses the at least one resilient module, so that the at least resilient module is deformed to generate a resilient force, the resilient force drives the second circuit board to recover when the second circuit board does not press the at least one resilient module, the second resilient component is pressed to be deformed by the second circuit board when the second circuit board moves along a first direction, and the first resilient component is pressed to be deformed by the second circuit board when the second circuit board moves along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,368,410

PWM CONTROL FOR LEDS WITH REDUCED FLICKER WHEN USING SPREAD SPECTRUM SWITCHING FREQUENCIES

Linear Technology Corpora...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driver comprising:a PWM dimming circuit for receiving a dimming control signal, wherein the dimming circuit outputs a string of PWM pulses having pulse widths corresponding to the perceived brightness of at least one LED, where the PWM pulses control a first switch in series with the at least one LED using pulse width modulation;
a switching converter for supplying a regulated current or regulated voltage, the converter controlling at least a second switch at a switching frequency to supply the regulated current or regulated voltage to the at least one LED, the converter comprising a first oscillator for generating a first signal that controls the switching frequency;
a spread spectrum control (SSC) circuit configured to generate a varying second signal level, the varying second signal level being coupled to the first oscillator to control the first oscillator to vary the switching frequency during operation of the converter; and
a synchronizing circuit coupled to the SSC circuit for controlling the SSC circuit to generate substantially the same second signal level at a start of each PWM pulse in the string of PWM pulses while the pulse widths are constant, such that the switching frequency of the converter is forced to be substantially the same at the start of each PWM pulse while the pulse widths are constant.

US Pat. No. 10,368,409

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND LED LIGHT BULB

Toshiba Materials Co., Lt...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a first light source configured to emit a first white light and including a plurality of first diode groups, each first diode group having N pieces of first white light emitting diodes where N is a natural number equal to or more than 2, the first white light emitting diodes of each first diode group being connected in series to one another in a forward direction, the series-connected diodes of one of the first diode groups being connected in parallel with the series-connected diodes of another one of the first diode groups, the first white light having a first color temperature; and
a second light source connected in parallel to the first light source, configured to emit a second white light, and including a plurality of second diode groups and a first resistance element, each second diode group having M pieces of second white light emitting diodes where M is a natural number less than N, the second white light emitting diodes of each second diode group being connected in series to one another in a forward direction, the series-connected diodes of one of the second diode groups being connected in parallel with the series-connected diodes of another one of the second diode groups, the first resistance element being connected in series to the series-connected diodes of each second diode group and having a first resistance value, and the second white light having a second color temperature lower than the first color temperature,
wherein each of the first white light emitting diodes and the second white light emitting diodes has a phosphor film, the film containing a silicone resin and a phosphor dispersed in the resin,
wherein the device is configured to emit a mixed white light of the first white light and the second white light,
wherein a ratio of a drive current of the first light source to a drive current of the second light source is 10 or more,
wherein a drive voltage of the first light source is higher than a drive voltage of the second light source, and
wherein a color temperature of the mixed white light is higher as a total luminous flux of the mixed white light is higher.

US Pat. No. 10,368,406

FEED FORWARD CONTROLLED VOLTAGE TO CURRENT SOURCE FOR LED DRIVER

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A device, comprising:a DC input configured to receive a DC input voltage;
a DC output configured to deliver a DC output voltage;
a current sensor for measuring a DC input current and generating a current signal related to the DC input current;
a comparator circuit for comparing a reference signal derived from a DC output voltage with the current signal to generate a comparison signal;
a control circuit coupled to the comparator circuit, and responsive to the comparison signal, the control circuit is configured to regulate an output current to be directly proportional to a DC input voltage and independent of the DC output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,368,388

METHOD FOR PEER TO PEER COMMUNICATION AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sercomm Corporation, Tai...

1. A method for P2P communication, for a first base station of a mobile communication system, where a base station interface is established between the first base station and a second base station of the mobile communication system, the method comprising:obtaining an IP address of a first user equipment and a TEID corresponding to a radio bearer established between the first user equipment and the first base station;
transmitting first routing information to the second base station via the base station interface, wherein the first routing information includes the IP address of the first user equipment, the TEID corresponding to the radio bearer between the first user equipment and the first base station, and an IP address of the first base station;
receiving second routing information from the second base station via the base station interface, wherein the second routing information includes an IP address of a second user equipment, a TEID corresponding to a radio bearer between the second user equipment and the second base station, and an IP address of the second base station;
storing the second routing information;
receiving a data transmission requesting message from the first user equipment, wherein the data transmission requesting message includes an IP packet and a target IP address of a target user equipment;
determining whether the target IP address is the same as the IP address of the second user equipment in the second routing information;
obtaining the TEID corresponding to the radio bearer between the second user equipment and the second base station and the IP address of the second base station in the second routing information if the target IP address is the same as the IP address of the second user equipment in the second routing information;
generating a user data packet, wherein the user data packet includes a user datagram protocol header (UDP-Header), a general packet radio service tunneling protocol header (GTP-Header) and the IP packet, and a TEID field of the GTP-Header is configured according to the TEID corresponding to the radio bearer between the second user equipment and the second base station in the second routing information; and
transmitting the user data packet to the second base station via the base station interface according to the IP address of the second base station in the second routing information;
wherein the base station interface does not pass through a core network of the mobile communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,892

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGGREGATING COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an alert message at a client device from a communication system, the alert message indicating that a communication for the client device has been received at the communication system from a second client device;
opening a messaging application on the client device in response to the alert message;
connecting the client device to the communication system at an address included in the alert message; and
receiving the communication via the connection, wherein the address included in the alert message is the address of a communication server connected to the second client device that sent the communication to the communication system;
wherein the alert message is received when the client device is off-line from the communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,440

SERVO ACTUATOR ID SETTING METHOD

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo actuator identity (ID) setting method for a servo actuator controlling system having a master controller and a plurality of servo actuators electrically coupled to the master controller, wherein the master controller comprises a master micro controller unit (MCU) and a plurality of interfaces, each of the plurality of interfaces is electrically coupled to the master MCU via a bus, the plurality of servo actuators are connected in series to one of the plurality of interfaces via a bus; each of the plurality of servo actuators comprises a servo MCU, a first interface, a second interface, a first servo switch, and a second servo switch, the first interface and the second interface are connected via a bus which is electrically coupled to the servo MCU; the first servo switch and the second servo switch are provided on the bus connected between the first interface and the second interface, the first servo switch is electrically coupled between the first interface and the servo MCU, the second servo switch is electrically coupled between the second interface and the servo MCU; a first connection line is provided between the first interface and the first servo switch to electrically couple to the servo MCU, and a second connection line is provided between the second interface and the second servo switch to electrically couple to the servo MCU, the method comprises:broadcasting, by the master controller, a message of replacing an ID of the servo actuator with a default disconnected ID to the plurality of servo actuators;
turning on, by each of the plurality of servo actuators, a servo switch of the servo actuator connected to an input interface in response to the ID of the servo actuator being the default disconnected ID;
turning off, by each of the plurality of servo actuators, the other servo switch of the servo actuator connected to an output interface in response to the ID of the servo actuator being the default disconnected ID, wherein the input interface is one of the first interface and the second interface, the output interface is the other of the first interface and the second interface, the output interface of each of the plurality of servo actuator is connected to the input interface of a next one of the plurality of servo actuators;
repeating the following steps to set IDs of the plurality of servo actuators one by one:
broadcasting, by the master controller, a signal to replace an ID with a target ID;
replacing, by the servo actuator that receives the signal, the ID of the servo actuator with the target ID according to the received signal; and
turning on, by a corresponding servo actuator, the second servo switch of the servo actuator in response to the ID of the servo actuator being not the default disconnected ID.

US Pat. No. 10,367,415

PROCESSOR MODULE WITH INTEGRATED PACKAGED POWER CONVERTER

Ferric Inc., New York, N...

1. An assembly comprising:a processor module comprising:
a processor package substrate having opposing first and second sides;
a processor chip mounted on the first side of the processor package substrate; and
an array of electrical terminations disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate; and
a power management module disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate, the power management module comprising:
a power management package substrate; and
a power converter chip mounted on the power management package substrate, the power converter chip disposed between the power management package substrate and the first or second side of the processor package substrate,
wherein a height of the power management module is less than or equal to a height of the electrical terminations on the second side of the processor package substrate, the height measured with respect to an axis that is orthogonal to a plane defined by the second side of the processor package substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,155

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEX AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organometallic complex represented by Formula 1A or 1B below:
wherein, R1, R2, R1a, and R1b are each independently selected from:
a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, and an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof;
an unsubstituted C6-C14 aryl group and an unsubstituted C2-C14 heteroaryl group;
a C6-C14 aryl group and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C14 aryl group, and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group;
—N(Q1)(Q2); and
—C(?O)(Q3); in which Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from:
a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, and an unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof;
an unsubstituted C6-C14 aryl group and an unsubstituted C2-C14 heteroaryl group; and
a C6-C14 aryl group and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine, a hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C14 aryl group, and a C2-C14 heteroaryl group,
wherein R1a and R1b are separate or are bound to each other to form a saturated or unsaturated ring,
wherein R4 is hydrogen,
wherein b is 4,
wherein n is 1 or 2,
wherein Ir is Ir(III),
wherein the complex includes one potassium ion as a counter ion when n is 2, and wherein the complex includes two potassium ions as counter ions when n is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,367,049

ELECTRO-OPTICAL ELEMENT INTEGRATING AN ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DIODE AND AN ORGANIC TRANSISTOR FOR MODULATING SAID DIODE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. An electrooptic element having an organic light-emitting diode and an organic semiconductor modulation transistor for modulating the organic light emitting diode (OLED), said OLED and said organic semiconductor modulation transistor being bonded to one and the same substrate,said modulation transistor comprising:
a gate electrode disposed on the substrate;
a transparent isolating layer disposed over the gate electrode and the entire substrate;
a gap formed in a doped semiconductor material layer disposed over said transparent isolating layer, said gap forming an active zone; and
a layer of organic semiconductor material positioned over the doped semiconductor material layer and filling the gap to form the active zone, said layer of organic semiconductor material having a boss configured to separate an EL layer of the OLED to prevent colors from mixing during fabrication of an image display panel using the electrooptic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,366,194

ELEMENT REMOVAL DESIGN IN MICROWAVE FILTERS

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A system for creating a narrowband acoustic wave microwave filter comprising:an interface configured to receive input from a user;
a memory configured to store filter design software; and
a processor configured to execute the filter design software, wherein upon execution of the filter design software the system performs actions comprising:
(a) generating a first filter circuit design based on one or more performance specifications, the first filter circuit design comprising a plurality of circuit elements, wherein the plurality of circuit elements comprises a plurality of resonant elements and one or more non-resonant elements;
(b) generating a final filter circuit design with fewer circuit elements than the first filter circuit design, wherein the final filter circuit design exhibits a flatter passband frequency response than the first filter circuit, generating the final filter design further comprising:
determining that at least one of the non-resonant elements in the first filter circuit design is insignificant by comparing an impedance value of the non-resonant element to a threshold value,
determining whether the insignificant non-resonant element has previously been transformed, and
removing the insignificant non-resonant element from the first filter circuit design based in part on a determination that the insignificant non-resonant element has previously been transformed; and
(c) providing the final filter design as an input to a manufacturing process.

US Pat. No. 10,366,192

NETWORK SYNTHESIS DESIGN OF MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTERS

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium for designing a multiband filter of a duplexer used in the front-end of a telecommunications system, the medium having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by a processing device, cause the processing device to:generate an initial circuit structure comprising a desired number and type of circuit elements, wherein the circuit elements are selected based on a desired one or more frequency response requirements;
generate an initial circuit design by at least mapping the frequency response requirements of the initial circuit structure into normalized space, selecting a lossless circuit response in the form of a polynomial ratio and calculating mapped and normalized circuit element values in the initial circuit structure using a circuit synthesis technique;
generate an acoustic filter circuit design by at least performing a transformation on the initial circuit design, wherein the transformation comprises dividing the initial circuit design into multiple sub-set circuit designs;
generate a pre-optimized circuit design by at least unmapping one or more circuit elements of the acoustic filter circuit design into real space and introducing parasitic effects; and
communicate the pre-optimized circuit design to a filter optimizer that generates a final circuit design comprising a plurality of resonators, wherein a first resonator exhibits a high resonant frequency, a second resonator demonstrates a low resonant frequency and the difference between the low resonant frequency and the high resonant frequency is at least 1.25 times the average frequency separation of the resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,365,332

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO REDUCE DATA HANDLING ON LITHIUM ION BATTERY MONITORS

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A method for reduced data handling in a battery monitoring system, comprising:receiving, at a battery monitor communicatively coupled to a plurality of battery cells, data representative of a voltage of each of the plurality of battery cells;
determining, by the battery monitor based on the data, at least one of 1) a minimum value of the battery cell voltages, 2) a maximum value of the battery cell voltages, or 3) an average value of the battery cell voltages; and
sending, by the battery monitor to a processing device, response data including at least one of 1) the minimum value, 2) the maximum value, or 3) the average value, wherein the response data further includes some but not all of the battery cell voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,364,863

ARRANGEMENT FOR FASTENING A POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUCH AS A FREQUENCY CONVERTER

Vacon Oy, Vaasa (FI)

1. An arrangement for fastening, at multiple fastening points, a frequency converter to a base susceptible to vibration, at least a portion of which fastening points are vibration-damped, and which fastening points are on two opposite sides of the frequency converter, wherein there are at least two fastening points on each of two opposite sides of the frequency converter, wherein fastening points on one side are damped while fastening points on the other side are undamped.

US Pat. No. 10,362,898

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONVEYOR OVEN

The Middleby Corporation,...

1. A conveyor oven comprising:an oven chamber in which food is cooked;
a conveyor moveable to convey the food through the oven chamber;
a gas burner to generate heat for the oven chamber, wherein the gas burner has a variable heat output and a combustion airflow rate;
a main blower for circulating air within the oven chamber, wherein the main blower has variable speeds;
a combustion blower that provides air to the gas burner, wherein the combustion blower has variable speeds; and
a controller configured to:
control the variable heat output and the combustion airflow rate of the gas burner,
control the speeds of the main blower and the combustion blower, and
activate or increase the speed of the combustion blower when there is a decrease in the speed of the main blower and decrease the speed of the combustion blower or turn the combustion blower off when the speed of the main blower is sufficient to maintain a burner flame without assistance of the combustion blower.
US Pat. No. 10,364,306

LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WITH HIGH ELONGATION HARDENING

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A low density polyethylene comprising:A) a density from about 0.910 to about 0.924 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.;
B) an elongational hardening of at least about 4.2, at 150° C. at an elongational rate of 1 s?1;
C) a ratio Mw/Mn of at least about 18, where
(i) Mw is the weight average molar mass, measured by a MALLS detector coupled to a GPC, and
(ii) Mn is the number average molar mass, measured by GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography); and
D) Mw from about 230,000 g/mol to about 400,000 g/mol.

US Pat. No. 10,368,449

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. An anisotropic conductive film comprising:a conductive particle-containing layer including coated conductive particles that are coated with a thermoplastic resin while arranged in a single layer, wherein the coated conductive particles form conductive particle groups with a regular pattern and any conductive particle group is apart from other conductive particle groups; and
an insulating resin layer laminated onto the conductive particle-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,368,428

SOURCE FOR INTRA-PULSE MULTI-ENERGY X-RAY CARGO INSPECTION

American Science and Engi...

1. A method for generating a multiple-energy X-ray pulse, the method comprising:generating a beam of electrons with an electron gun;
modulating the beam of electrons prior to injection into an accelerating structure to achieve at least a first pulse of electrons having a first specified beam current amplitude and a first specified beam current temporal profile, and a second pulse of electrons having a second specified beam current amplitude and a second specified beam current temporal profile, wherein the first pulse of electrons and the second pulse of electrons are each characterized by an electron beam pulse duration;
applying to the accelerating structure a radio frequency field with a specified RF field amplitude and a specified RF temporal profile characterized by an RF pulse duration;
injecting the beam of electrons at the first specified beam current amplitude and then at the second specified beam current amplitude after a specified delay in such a manner as to achieve at least two distinct endpoint energies of electrons accelerated within the accelerating structure during a course of a single RF-pulse, wherein the first specified beam current amplitude is different from the second specified beam current amplitude and wherein the specified delay is a function of a decay time of the accelerating structure;
optimizing a coupling coefficient between an RF source and the accelerating structure so as to achieve zero RF power reflection at a specified beam current;
accelerating the beam of electrons with the radio frequency field within the accelerating structure to produce accelerated electrons; and
impinging the accelerated electrons upon a target for generating X-rays by Bremsstrahlung.

US Pat. No. 10,368,419

SOLAR POWERED LIGHT ASSEMBLY TO PRODUCE LIGHT OF VARYING COLORS

1. A solar-powered garden-lamp device to produce light of varying intensity, said device including:a diffuser;
a circuit including: at least two electrical light sources of different colors mounted to direct light through at least part of said diffuser wherein said at least two electrical light sources include a first electrical light source that emits a first color and a second electrical light source that emits a second color;
an activation sub-circuit to provide power to said at least two electrical light sources only at low ambient light levels;
a light sub-circuit comprising an integrated circuit to independently control delivery of power to each of said at least two electrical light sources so as to ramp up and ramp down the perceived intensity of light emitted over time by said at least two electrical light sources to produce a continuous color changing cycle that varies the perceived color emitted by the diffuser over time and includes a portion of a color spectrum having at least said first color, said second color, and a third color, wherein said third color is produced by said at least first electrical light source and said at least second electrical light source;
connections for at least one rechargeable battery to power said circuit;
at least one solar cell mounted so as to be exposed to sunlight and electrically connected to said connections to charge said at least one rechargeable battery; and
at least one user-operated switch that is accessible by a user to control said circuit, with said switch being accessible by said user thereby enabling said user to manipulate said switch to control delivery of power to said at least two light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,368,384

ASYMMETRIC CAPABILITY COORDINATION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:sending from a master radio access node to a secondary radio access node an addition request message comprising configuration information enabling the secondary radio access node to operate with the master node for dual connectivity with a user equipment, wherein the addition request message indicates a first version number associated with the configuration information;
receiving at the master radio access node from the secondary radio access node, in reply to the addition request message, a request acknowledgement message acknowledging participation by the secondary radio access node in the dual connectivity, wherein the request acknowledgement message indicates a second version number associated with a configuration of the secondary radio access node;
determining, using the first version number and the second version number, dual connectivity coordination capabilities between the master radio access node and the secondary radio access node and a configuration of the user equipment for the dual connectivity, wherein the determining comprises that the secondary radio access node does not comprehend a newer version radio access technology for the dual connectivity; and thereafter
the master radio access node participating in the dual connectivity when communicating wirelessly with the user equipment,
wherein:
the dual connectivity comprises, based on the determining, the master radio access node communicating wirelessly with the user equipment using the newer version radio access technology and the secondary radio access node communicating wirelessly with the user equipment using an older version radio access technology, and
the addition request message and the request acknowledgement message are in accordance with radio resource control signaling of the older version radio access technology, wherein based at least on the determining using the first version number and the second version number the master radio access node is comprehending both the newer version radio access technology and the older version radio access technology for the communicating.

US Pat. No. 10,368,372

LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK TECHNIQUES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving an uplink grant identifying uplink resources for an uplink transmission;
identifying, after receiving the uplink grant, a time difference between receiving the uplink grant and the uplink resources for the uplink transmission;
identifying a listen-before-talk (LBT) scheme for initiating the uplink transmission based at least in part on information received in the uplink grant and the identified time difference between receiving the uplink grant and the uplink resources for the uplink transmission, the LBT scheme comprising a first duration LBT procedure or a second duration LBT procedure that is longer than the first duration LBT procedure; and
performing the first duration LBT procedure or the second duration LBT procedure based at least in part on the identified LBT scheme and the identified time difference.

US Pat. No. 10,368,323

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING A POWER HEADROOM REPORT OF A UE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying that a medium access control (MAC) reset occurs;
if the MAC reset is performed, stopping a periodic power headroom report (PHR) timer;
receiving, from a base station, information related to an uplink resource;
identifying whether the uplink resource is first allocated for a new transmission since the MAC reset is performed;
when the uplink resource is first allocated for the new transmission since the MAC reset is performed, starting the stopped periodic PHR timer, even without transmitting a PHR;
triggering a PHR, if the started periodic PHR timer expires;
transmitting, to the base station, the triggered PHR ; and
starting the expired periodic PHR timer after triggering the PHR.

US Pat. No. 10,368,307

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WIRELESS NETWORK

Conversant Intellectual P...

11. An access point (AP) in a wireless, the wireless network comprising the AP and a plurality of wireless stations associated with the AP, the AP comprising:a transmitting/receiving unit; and
at least one processing unit communicatively coupled to the transmitting/receiving unit, the at least one processing unit configured to:
define one or more criteria for categorizing the plurality of wireless stations in the wireless network into a plurality of categories, the plurality of categories comprising at least a first category and a second category, the one or more criteria comprising at least a link-quality-parameter;
determine each of the plurality of wireless stations as belonging to one of the plurality of the categories, wherein more than one of the plurality of wireless stations are determined to belong to the first category and at least one of the plurality of wireless stations is determined to belong to the second category;
notify the wireless stations of one or more first scheduled time periods and one or more second scheduled time periods;
during the one or more first scheduled time periods, transmit first user data to a first wireless station in the first category, and transmit a first collision avoidance control message related to the first user data using a first signaling transmission power; and
during the one or more second scheduled time periods, transmit second user data to a first wireless station in the second category, and transmit a second collision avoidance control message related to the second user data using a second signaling transmission power, the second signaling transmission power being different from the first signaling transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,900

PRESENCE NOTIFICATIONS

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method for operating a presence service to provide presence information on behalf of a first telecommunications device, the method comprising:creating a virtual presence notification roster on behalf of the first telecommunications device upon determining that the first telecommunications device does not take part in presence notification, the first telecommunications device being coupled to a first telecommunications server;
receiving, by the presence service and from the first telecommunications server, a status notification comprising a status indication for the first telecommunications device;
generating and storing presence data based at least in part on the status indication;
receiving, by the presence service and from a second telecommunications device, a subscription to presence information for the first telecommunications device;
sending, by the presence service, a presence notification to the second telecommunications device comprising presence information for the first telecommunications device based at least in part on the status indication;
receiving, by the presence service, a message from the first telecommunications device for participating in presence notification; and
replacing the virtual presence notification roster created on behalf of the first telecommunications device with a normal presence notification roster for the first telecommunications device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,508

CONFIGURABLE LINEAR ACCELERATOR TRIGGER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A system, comprising:a first control logic configured to receive a first trigger and generate a second trigger in response to the first trigger, the second trigger having a delay relative to the first trigger of a configurable number of cycles of a counter of the first control logic;
a second control logic configured to receive the second trigger and generate a third trigger in response to the second trigger, the third trigger having a delay relative to the second trigger of a configurable number of cycles of a counter of the second control logic;
a third control logic configured to receive the second trigger and generate a fourth trigger in response to the second trigger, the fourth trigger having a delay relative to the second trigger of a configurable number of cycles of a counter of the third control logic;
a particle power source including the second control logic and configured to generate a particle power signal in response to the third trigger;
a radio frequency (RF) power source including the third control logic and configured to generate an RF power signal in response to the fourth trigger;
a particle source configured to generate a particle beam in response to the particle power signal;
a RF source configured to generate an RF signal in response to the RF power signal; and
an accelerator structure configured to accelerate the particle beam in response to the RF signal.

US Pat. No. 10,366,559

MOVABLE PLATEN IN DOCUMENT HANDLING SYSTEMS FOR AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE

Diebold Nixdorf Incorpora...

1. An automated teller machine, comprising:a housing;
a cartridge that stores a document;
a document analysis area,
a first document delivery system that transports the document from the cartridge to the document analysis area via a first transport path;
a second document delivery system that transports the document from the document analysis area;
wherein the document analysis area includes:
a cartridge side platen and a belt side platen opposite thereof positioned to create a channel for the document to travel through, the channel having an entrance and an exit opposite thereof, wherein the entrance has a width to receive the document,
a cartridge side scan component partly incorporated into the cartridge side platen and a belt side scan component partly incorporated into the belt side platen;
wherein the cartridge side scan component is configured to capture an image of a first side of the document;
wherein the belt side scan component is configured to capture an image of a second side opposite the first side of the document;
wherein the belt side platen configured to be movable to vary the width of the entrance;
wherein the first document delivery system includes:
a belt,
a first set of feed rollers that drive the belt within the first transport path,
a first shaft that couples the first set of feed rollers to the housing of the automated teller machine, and
a spring mechanism applying a force to the belt side platen to bias the belt side platen and reduce the width of the entrance, the spring mechanism coupled to the first shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,366,478

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING A HDR IMAGE BY GRAPH SIGNAL PROCESSING

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method of obtaining a first image representative of a scene, the first image having a first dynamic range, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of second images representative of said scene, the second images having a second dynamic range that is lower than the first dynamic range;
for a second image of said plurality of second images, identifying at least one first pixel of a first block of pixels having a first pixel value greater than a first threshold value or less than a second threshold value;
retrieving a second pixel in another second image of said plurality of second images corresponding to said at least one first pixel;
in a second block of pixels comprising said second pixel, determining weighting values representative of similarity between said second pixel and the other pixels of said second block; and
obtaining said first image by assigning a second pixel value to said at least one first pixel, the second pixel value being obtained from said weighting values and first values associated with pixels of said first block of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,366,375

AUTOMATED TRANSACTION MACHINE WITH DUAL CUSTOMER INTERFACE DISPLAYS

Diebold Nixdorf Incorpora...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first display having a first size and a first orientation;
a second display having a second size that is less than the first size and a second orientation that is different from the first orientation; and
a scanner co-located with the second display;
display logic coupled with the first display and the second display;
one of a group consisting of a cash dispenser and a cash recycler;
a user interface device selected from a group consisting of a card reader and a wireless reader:
automatic transaction machine logic coupled with the display logic, the scanner, the one of the group consisting of the cash dispenser and cash recycler, and the user interface device, wherein the automatic transaction machine logic is operable to employ the display logic, the scanner, the one of the group consisting of the cash dispenser and cash recycler, and the user interface device to perform a financial transaction;
the display logic is operable to allow a user to select a mode of operation for the first display and the second display;
wherein the mode of operation is selected from a group consisting of displaying transaction information on the first display while blanking the second display, displaying transaction information on the second display while blanking the first display, displaying transactional data on the first display and displaying public data on the second display.

US Pat. No. 10,366,310

ENHANCED CAMERA OBJECT DETECTION FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An object detection system, comprising:a camera having a field of view, the camera providing an output comprising information regarding potential objects within the field of view; and
a processor that is configured to select a portion of the camera output based on information from at least one other type of detector that indicates a potential object in the selected portion, the processor being configured to ignore other portions of the camera output that, based on the information from the at least one other type of detector, do not include a potential object, the processor determining an Objectness of the selected portion based on information in the camera output regarding the selected portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,430

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH FREQUENCY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE AND HIGH FREQUENCY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE OBTAINED THEREBY

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A high frequency signal transmission structure comprising:a circuit layer comprising a base and a circuit structure formed on the base, the circuit structure having a transmission portion;
two dielectric layers, the circuit layer being formed between the two dielectric layers, the two dielectric layers being symmetrical about the circuit layer, each of the two dielectric layers defining a channel facing the circuit layer, the two channels being symmetrical about the circuit layer, and an inner diameter of each of the two channels gradually reducing further from the circuit layer; and
two copper plates, the circuit layer and the two dielectric layers being formed between the two copper plates, wherein a first air chamber being made by one of the two channels surrounded by the circuit layer, one of the two dielectric layers and one of the two copper plates, the transmission portion being received in the first air chamber, a second air chamber being made of the other one of the two channels surrounded by the circuit layer, the other one of the two dielectric layers and the other one of the two copper plates.

US Pat. No. 10,365,111

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CROWD- SOURCED BAROMETRIC FINGERPRINT DATA REPOSITORY

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

7. A crowd-sourced data repository comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing a set of instructions, the instructions executable in the processor to:
store a fingerprint map of an indoor facility in the crowd-sourced data repository, the fingerprint map having positioning fingerprint data that includes barometric fingerprint data;
receive, at the crowd-sourced data repository, mobile device sensor data correlated with a sequence of positions describing a movement of a mobile device along a trajectory relative to the indoor facility, the sensor data including mobile device barometric pressure measurements for at least a pair of contiguous positions in the sequence of positions defining a pattern that uniquely correlates to the at least a pair of contiguous positions in the sequence of positions, the pattern comprising at least one of a substantially horizontal pattern segment indicative of the mobile device traversing a same floor for the at least a pair of contiguous positions and a ramp pattern segment indicative of a floor transition for the mobile device for the at least a pair of contiguous positions; and
based on identifying a pattern match between the mobile device barometric pressure measurements and the barometric fingerprint data over the at least a pair of contiguous positions, automatically update, using the processor, the crowd-sourced data repository by adding the mobile device barometric pressure measurements to the barometric fingerprint data of the crowd-sourced data repository, and wherein updated barometric fingerprint data is obtained by mobile devices for navigating in the indoor facility, and the pattern match being identified, when the mobile device barometric pressure measurements are offset from a portion of the barometric fingerprint data by a substantially constant amount, and the barometric fingerprint data provides a fingerprint pattern at known locations within the indoor facility.

US Pat. No. 10,364,011

ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS AND VESSEL EQUIPPED WITH THE ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mistubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine control apparatus comprising:an engine control unit including a computer system that performs operation control including starting and stopping of an engine;
a main switch that opens or closes a main power source for supplying a power source to the engine control unit;
an engine starting switch that is turned on when the engine is started;
an engine stopping switch that is turned on when the engine is stopped; and
a main relay that supplies a power source from the main power source to the computer system when energized and that stops supply of the power source when de-energized,
wherein when the main switch is on, the engine control unit generates a main relay ON command so as to energize the main relay and to supply electric power to the computer system,
wherein when the engine starting switch is turned on, the engine control unit starts the engine and generates the main relay ON command so as to continue to energize the main relay, and
wherein when the engine stopping switch is turned on, the engine control unit stops the engine, generates a main relay OFF command so as to de-energize the main relay in order to stop supply of electric power to the computer system even when the main switch is on, and continues to generate the main relay OFF command even after the engine stops.

US Pat. No. 10,363,949

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:at least a first sensor configured to monitor at least one operating condition of a vehicle system while traveling a route from a first location to at least a second location;
a control system, the control system including at least one or more processors, the control system configured to receive data communicated from the at least first sensor and to generate a trip plan that includes plural designated operational settings for control of the vehicle system during a trip;
wherein the operational settings include at least a first operational mode and second operational mode, wherein the second operational mode includes stopping the vehicle system such that multiple vehicles of the vehicle system are bunched together with one or more couplers disposed between the vehicles of the vehicle system in a slack state once the vehicle system is stopped;
wherein the control system is configured to control the vehicle system in the first operational mode responsive to the operating condition of the vehicle system being at least one of at or above a designated threshold; and
wherein the control system is configured to control the vehicle system in the second operational mode responsive to the operating condition of the vehicle system being below the designated threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,362,855

ARMBAND FOR MOBILE DEVICE

Superior Communications, ...

1. A system for mounting a mobile device to a wearer's arm comprising:a form fit mobile device case including a front side and a back side defining an outermost perimeter of the form fit mobile device case, the back side having an aperture and a flat profile without a protrusion, the form fit mobile device case being configured to hold the mobile device and lay flat on a flat surface when the back side contacts the flat surface; and
an armband including:
an elongate bistable spring having a first end and a second end and a central location therebetween and a length between the first end and the central location and a length between the second end and the central location, the spring configured to move between a first position in which the spring forms a curve for extending about the wearer's arm to hold the armband to the wearer and a second position in which the spring is straightened from the first position to release the armband from the wearer's arm, the spring having an inner surface for facing the wearer's arm and an outer surface facing opposite the inner surface,
a moisture wicking material coupled to the spring and covering the inner surface of the spring along the length of the spring between the first end and the central location and along the length of the spring between the second end and the central location, the moisture wicking material being configured to draw moisture away from the wearer's arm, and
a protrusion coupled to the spring at the central location and extending outward from the spring, and configured to insert into the aperture of the form fit mobile device case to releasably connect the form fit mobile device case to the spring and hold the mobile device in a position radially outward from the central location of the spring when the spring is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,368,397

HEATING DEVICE COMPRISING A LAMP REMOVABLY MOUNTED ON AN ASSOCIATED REFLECTOR

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. A heating device configured to heat preforms made of thermoplastic material, the heating device comprising:a subassembly including a lamp having a tubular bulb and two free end segments, each of the two free end segments having an end stem of the bulb and an end base that is secured to the end stem;
at least one reflector that extends longitudinally at a set distance from the tubular bulb in a transverse direction, the reflector having a front face having a concave cross-section and configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation; and
two holding elements configured to hold the lamp in a transverse position relative to the reflector, each holding element being secured to the reflector, each of the two holding elements having an end-stop and being rigid with respect to the transverse direction, such that the transverse distance between each of the end-stops and the reflector is constant and defines the set distance,
wherein the subassembly is mounted in a removable way on each holding element by reversible interlocking of a portion of each respective one of the free end segments of the lamp with a housing of one of the holding elements, the housing having a complementary shape with respect to the portion of the respective free end segment, the reversible interlocking being in a direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, and
the subassembly having a complementary stop surface configured to contact the end-stop of the holding element to position the subassembly with respect to the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,368,385

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device for controlling communication of secondary usage nodes providing at least one or more second communication services using at least a part of a frequency band assigned to a first communication service, the communication control device comprising:a receiver configured to receive location information of at least one of the secondary usage nodes and access technique information indicating a radio access technique usable by the at least one of the secondary usage nodes;
a circuitry configured to determine whether an adjustment to a configuration of the at least one of the secondary usage nodes is necessary; and
a transmitter configured to transmit, to the at least one of the secondary usage nodes, a message in response to a determination that the adjustment to the configuration is necessary, wherein the message includes a power limit for the at least one of the secondary usage nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,365

TIME MASK TECHNIQUES FOR SHORTENED TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a first transient period between a transmit OFF power and transmit ON power for a wireless transmitter, the first transient period identified for a first transmission time interval (TTI) for an uplink transmission of the wireless transmitter, the first TTI having a first duration that is shorter than a threshold duration;
identifying a second transient period between the transmit ON power and transmit OFF power for the wireless transmitter;
identifying a transmission bandwidth for the uplink transmission, wherein one or more of the first transient period or the second transient period are identified based at least in part on the transmission bandwidth for the uplink transmission, and wherein one or more of the first transient period or the second transient period has a longer duration for narrowband transmission bandwidths than for wideband transmission bandwidths:
applying the first transient period as an OFF-ON mask that starts before a start of the first TTI;
applying the second transient period as an ON-OFF mask that ends after an end of the first TTI; and
transmitting the uplink transmission during the first TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,368,332

ENHANCED LOCATION DETERMINATION OF WIRELESS DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device, the device comprising memory and processing circuitry configured to:cause to exchange one or more capabilities information with one or more station devices;
cause to assign one or more unassociated identifications (UIDs) to one or more unassociated station devices of the one or more station devices to participate in location determination, wherein an unassociated station device is a station device that has not been assigned an association identification (AID), and wherein the one or more UIDs are assigned during the negotiation phase of the location determination;
cause to send a trigger frame comprising at least one of the one or more UIDs, wherein the trigger frame contains one or more resource assignments;
identify one or more sounding information received from at least one of the one or more station devices;
identify one or more signals from a first station device; and
determine an indication of the one or more signals that the one or more stations devices will participate in multiuser location measurements with the device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,318

WIRELESS OPERATION IN VERY HIGH DENSITY ENVIRONMENTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A transmitting Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) for use in a wireless network of Wi-Fi APs and user portable devices, the transmitting Wi-Fi AP comprisingprocessor that is configured to dynamically and continuously adjust, based on a power of the transmitting Wi-Fi AP measured at one or more receiving Wi-Fi APs in the network a transmitter power and a receiver sensitivity of the transmitting Wi-Fi AP, wherein the processor is further configured to adjust the transmitter power on a user-portable-device-by-user-portable-device basis, to a minimum level required to achieve the highest possible modulation rate in communications with user portable devices associated with the transmitting Wi-Fi AP.

US Pat. No. 10,368,305

AUTOMATIC NETWORK SELECTION FOR MULTEFIRE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:receiving a network identity broadcast;
determining whether a network associated with the network identity broadcast supports access by a user equipment (UE);
receiving a master information block (MIB) that comprises an indicator of a presence of a system information message;
decoding the system information message indicated by the MIB for an indication of service providers supported by the network based at least in part on the determining being inconclusive;
determining that the system information message excludes the indication of service providers supported by the network; and
performing a random access channel (RACH) procedure to access the network based at least in part on determining that the system information message excludes the indication of service providers supported by the network.

US Pat. No. 10,368,113

ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULER

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTE...

1. A method, comprising: in an advertisement management system that communicates with a plurality of advertiser order generation systems and electronically receives, via a communication network, a plurality of deals comprising advertiser orders: receiving a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots, wherein the one or more spots correspond to the plurality of deals comprising the advertiser orders to place the one or more spots into one or more commercial breaks in the commercial break schedule based on constraints and placement requirements; determining a first liability per pending spot for one or more of the plurality of deals; determining candidate deals with liability above a threshold value, indicating that the candidate deals are under-performing; reshuffling the placement of the one or more spots for maximum delivery of the candidate deals in order to minimize the liability associated with the candidate deals, wherein the reshuffling is based on a forecast of an expected viewership associated with the one or more of the plurality of deals, and a pacing computation of cumulative demographics guaranteed at a particular point in time; modifying the forecast of the expected viewership associated with the one or more of the plurality of deals based on a weighting factor, wherein the weighting factor is updatable; and generating a finalized commercial break schedule based on the reshuffling to create a focused advertisement campaign.

US Pat. No. 10,367,755

METHOD FOR MANAGING BANDWIDTH BY A COMMUNICATION NETWORK INTERCONNECTION DEVICE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A bandwidth management method implemented by an interconnection device for interconnecting between a first communication network and a second communication network, critical data streams and non-critical data streams passing between the first and second communication networks via said interconnection device, the critical data streams having, unlike the non-critical data streams, a bandwidth reservation requirement in order to ensure rate and latency constraints,wherein the interconnection device implements a monitoring mechanism for monitoring the critical data streams passing between the first and second communication networks via said interconnection device so that, for each critical data stream passing between the first and second communication networks via said interconnection device, said interconnection device performs:
measuring an effective rate of said critical data stream;
performing a first check comprising checking whether said measured effective rate is higher than the sum of a bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream and a tolerance bandwidth;
performing a second check comprising checking whether said effective rate measured is lower than the bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream, from which the sum of a margin bandwidth and the tolerance bandwidth is deducted; and
in response to (1) the first check resulting in determining the measured effective rate is higher than the sum of the bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream and the tolerance bandwidth or (2) the second check resulting in determining the effective rate measured is lower than the bandwidth previously reserved for said critical data stream, adjusting bandwidth reservation for said critical data stream to a value equal to the sum of the measured effective rate for said critical data stream and the margin bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,367,565

COMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS USING MULTIPLE BEAMS

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of operating a second wireless communications device, in communications with a first wireless communications device, which uses multiple beams for transmission, the method comprising:receiving signals from the first wireless communications device, said signals being transmitted by the first wireless communications device on a plurality different beams;
generating for each of the different beams on which a signal is received, a channel quality indicator;
prioritizing the beams;
transmitting to the first wireless communications device beam priority information;
receiving signals transmitted by the first wireless communications device using a highest priority beam indicated in the communicated beam priority information;
generating an additional channel quality indicator (CQI) from the received signals for the communications channel corresponding to the highest priority beam;
checking the additional channel quality indicator to confirm it is above a channel quality threshold; and
transmitting a beam confirmation indicator indicating that the highest priority beam is to continue to be used in response to said checking determining that the generated additional channel quality indicator is above said channel quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,367,411

INTERLEAVED BOOST CONVERTER WITH HOLDUP TIME EXTENSION

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. An interleaved boost converter for generating an output voltage, the interleaved boost converter comprising:a first boost circuit;
a second boost circuit; and
a controller circuit configured to:
route, using a switching element coupled to the first boost circuit and to the second boost circuit, a stored supply of the second boost circuit to an input of the first boost circuit to maintain the output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,245

ASSEMBLY OF REFLECTORS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ANTENNAE

ArianeGroup SAS, Paris (...

1. An assembly comprising:at least two reflectors for electromagnetic antennas, said reflectors being in the form of shells and said shells being supported by a common support, wherein:
said shells are made of a fibre-resin composite material;
said common support is a tubular structure comprising tube portions which are made of fibre-resin composite material and are joined to one another; and
said shells are individually attached to said tubular structure by spacer lugs.

US Pat. No. 10,366,166

DEEP COMPOSITIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR HUMAN-LIKE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

Baidu USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of human-like language acquisition for a compositional framework, the method comprising:receiving, at a perception module, a vision input;
receiving, at a language module, a natural language input comprising one or more words related to the vision input;
transforming the vision input, at the perception module, into a feature map comprising a visual feature map and a spatial feature map;
obtaining, at the language module, an attention distribution over words in the natural language input;
obtaining an averaged word embedding based on the attention distribution;
using a convolution of a masked portion of the averaged word embedding with at least portion of the feature map, at the language module, to generate an attention map; and
responsive to the natural language input being a question, using a recognition module to output an answer by performing steps comprising:
obtaining a question intention from the question using an embedding mask;
obtaining extracted features using at least a portion of the feature map weighted by the attention map;
generating an embedding mask from the question intention;
masking the extracted image features with the embedding mask to obtain one or more masked features; and
classifying the one or more masked features to output the answer in response to the question.

US Pat. No. 10,365,984

GRAPHICS CARD WARNING CIRCUIT

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A graphics card warning circuit comprising:a first connector configured to output a coupling signal in response to a discrete graphics card being coupled to the first connector;
an integrated graphics card unit configured to output a control signal in response to the integrated graphics card unit being coupled to a display screen;
a controller coupled to the first connector and the integrated graphics card unit; and
a warning circuit coupled to the controller;
wherein the controller is configured to control the integrated graphics card unit to convert information to drive the display screen in response to receiving the control signal and not receiving the coupling signal, the controller is further configured to control the discrete graphics card to convert the information to drive the display screen in response to receiving the coupling signal, and the warning circuit is configured to output warning in response to receiving the control signal and the coupling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,815

VERTICAL SCROLLING OF ALBUM IMAGES

WhatsApp Inc., Menlo Par...

1. A method comprising:showing a focus image at a focus position on a display of a client, wherein a height of the focus image is cropped to produce top and bottom spaces on the display and the focus image is from an image album;
showing on the display at least a portion of a top image from the album above the focus image and at least a portion of a bottom image from the album below the focus image, the top and bottom images respectively occupying at least parts of the top and bottom spaces on the display;
showing on the display a top separator bar disposed between the focus image and the top image and a bottom separator bar disposed between the focus image and the bottom image, the top and bottom separator bars respectively occupying at least parts of the top and bottom spaces on the display;
receiving, by the client, a vertical scroll command to scroll the focus image vertically on the display; and
responsive to receiving the vertical scroll command, increasing the height of the focus image and reducing sizes of the top and bottom spaces shown in the display of the client, wherein increasing the height of the focus image comprises linearly restoring cropped top and bottom portions of the focus image responsive to an amount of scroll indicated by the vertical scroll command.

US Pat. No. 10,365,810

CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
cause output of a user interface associated with a premises management system comprising a plurality of premises devices, wherein the user interface comprises:
a layout portion indicating at least a portion of a premises monitored by the premises management system, and
a premises device icon corresponding to a premises device of the plurality of premises devices,
wherein a location, relative to the layout portion, of the premises device icon visually indicates a location of the premises device at the premises, and
wherein the location of the premises device icon is based on at least one of a user input and a plurality of premises rules; and
determine layout data associated with the user interface, wherein the layout data indicates that the location of the premises device icon is based on one of: the user input, the plurality of premises rules, or both the user input and the plurality of premises rules.

US Pat. No. 10,365,294

SENSOR FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE TURBULENT FLOW

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A method of measuring turbulence in a high temperature fluid flow, comprising:applying different levels of cooling at different times to a region of a substrate in the high temperature fluid flow; and/or
applying different levels of cooling at the same time to different regions of a substrate in the high temperature fluid flow and/or to regions on different substrates in the high temperature fluid flow,
wherein a plurality of temperature sensors simultaneously measure fluctuations in a corresponding plurality of regions of the substrate or substrates to which different levels of cooling are being applied,
wherein the different levels of cooling are applied by providing different thermal resistances between a coolant being driven through the substrate or substrates and different ones of the plurality of temperature sensors,
wherein the method further comprises:
measuring fluctuations in the temperature of the region or regions of the substrate or substrates at each of the different levels of cooling; and
using the measured fluctuations to determine an amount of turbulence in the high temperature fluid flow and/or the size of temperature fluctuations in the high temperature fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,365,015

ROTATABLE SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND METHODS THEREOF

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A support system for a solar panel, the solar panel having a front surface and a back surface parallel to the front surface, the support system comprising:a first stiffener coupled to the back surface of the solar panel;
a second stiffener coupled to the back surface of the solar panel;
a first column coupled to the first stiffener and having a first length;
a second column coupled to the second stiffener and having the first length;
a third column coupled to the first stiffener and having a second length that is less than the first length; and
a fourth column coupled to the second stiffener and having the second length,
each of the first, second, third, and fourth columns being rotatable from a respective folded position to a respective unfolded position in which that column supports the solar panel;
wherein the first column is non-parallel to the first stiffener in the folded position, and wherein the second column is non-parallel to the second stiffener in the folded position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,970

LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE HEAT SINK FOR PROVIDING POWER DIRECTLY TO AN LED LIGHT SOURCE

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, wherein each of the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments are electrical conductors and thermal conductors; and
a light emitting diode (LED) source electrically and thermally coupled to the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, wherein the LED source receives power from all of the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments;
wherein the LED source includes:
a thermally conductive main circuit board electrically and thermally coupled to the at least two electrically isolated, thermally coupled segments, and
a plurality of sub-boards mounted to corresponding pads provided on the main circuit board, and wherein at least one LED is mounted to each sub-board.

US Pat. No. 10,364,944

VISIBLE AND UV LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a housing which comprises a support structure and a light exit window for emitting light to the ambient surroundings of the lighting system;
an arrangement of UV LEDs mounted on the support structure, wherein the UV LEDs directly face the light exit window;
an arrangement of visible light LEDs mounted on the support structure;
a reflector arrangement, wherein the visible light LEDs face the reflector arrangement, and the reflector arrangement is for reflecting the visible light output from the visible light LEDs to the exit window; and,
a UV beam shaping arrangement for shaping the output of the UV LEDs such that nearly all of the output of the UV LEDs passes to the light exit window without reaching any of the visible light LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,364,247

PREPARATION AND USE OF NOVEL PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

Ruijin Hospital Affiliate...

1. A compound of formula IA:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is selected from —N(R)2; and
each R is independently selected from hydrogen; methyl; or a group selected from:

US Pat. No. 10,363,370

CONTROLLING THE UNIFORMITY OF PECVD DEPOSITION

SiO2 Medical Products, In...

1. A method of plasma modifying a vessel having a lumen defined at least in part by a surface to be treated, the method comprising:providing plasma in or near the surface by providing an outer electrode outside the vessel and an inner electrode at least partially inside the lumen of the vessel and energizing the electrodes using radio frequency energy under conditions effective for plasma modification of the surface of the vessel; and
at least part of the time while providing plasma, providing a magnetic field in or near the plasma, the magnetic field having a position, orientation, and field strength effective to improve the uniformity, density, or both of plasma modification of the surface of the vessel;in which the plasma modification of the surface comprises plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) and the plasma does not include a substantial amount of hollow cathode plasma.
US Pat. No. 10,364,533

HYDROPHOBICALLY SIZED FIBROUS WEB AND A METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A SIZED WEB LAYER

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A fibrous web comprising:at least one hydrophobically sized fibrous layer of a mixture of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and a pulp, said pulp having a fibre length greater than a fibre length of said MFC, said fibrous layer including a hydrophobic size and a residue of a foaming surfactant decomposed by heat, removing a hydrophilic moiety from a hydrophobic residue based on an alkyl ketene dimer precursor activated with a base, an alcohol or water, and said fibrous layer having a bulk of 2.5 cm3/g to 7.0 cm3/g.
US Pat. No. 10,364,305

POLYOLEFIN AND A PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for preparing a polyolefin, said process comprising the following steps;a. obtaining a Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition comprising:
at least one procatalyst comprising:
i. a morphologically modified magnesium alkoxide as a support;
ii. at least one titanium halide;
iii. at least one first internal donor and at least one second internal donor; and
iv. at least one hydrocarbon medium;
at least one organoaluminum compound as a co-catalyst; and
at least one external donor comprising an organosilane compound and a carboxylic acid ester,
b. mixing the Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition and at least one monomer in the presence of at least one vehicle to obtain a monomer catalyst mixture, wherein the amount of monomer ranges from 5 to 50 kg per gm of said Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition, and
c. polymerizing the monomer catalyst mixture at a temperature ranging from 60 to 100° C., at a pressure ranging from 3 to 40 kg/cm2 in the presence of hydrogen gas to obtain the polyolefin having:
a melt flow index from 1 to 100 g/10 min;
a tacticity from 97 to 99.5%; and
a porosity from 0.1 to 0.4 cm3/g.
US Pat. No. 10,363,283

METHOD OF TREATING LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method of treating low blood pressure in a human patient suffering from acute kidney injury, refractory hypotension or severe hypotension, comprising administering angiotensin II to the patient at an initial rate from about 5 ng/kg/min to about 20 ng/kg/min.

US Pat. No. 10,368,442

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of making a semiconductor device, comprising:placing a die over a carrier substrate;
forming a molding compound adjacent to the die;
forming one or more redistribution layers electrically coupled to the die and overlying the molding compound;
removing the carrier substrate;
connecting a first substrate to the one or more redistribution layers on an opposite side of the one or more redistribution layers from the die; and
connecting the one or more redistribution layers to a printed circuit board, wherein after the one or more redistribution layers are connected to the printed circuit board the one or more redistribution layers only partially overlap the printed circuit board, a first sidewall of the printed circuit board overlies the one or more redistribution layers, and the printed circuit board extends laterally beyond the one or more redistribution layers.

US Pat. No. 10,368,413

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND ADJUSTMENT METHOD THEREOF

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A light source module, comprising:a casing, having an internal space;
a light guide plate, disposed in the internal space of the casing, the light guide plate comprising:
a plate body, having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a plurality of side surfaces connected between the top surface and the bottom surface; and
an optical microstructure array, located at the top surface, comprising a plurality of microstructure units;
at least one light emitting element, disposed on the side surfaces of the light guide plate; and
a reflector, disposed on the top surface of the light guide plate, wherein the microstructure units are recessed from the top surface towards the bottom surface and are shaped as inverted square pyramids, a pyramid portion of each of the inverted square pyramids is formed by at least four surfaces, each of the microstructure units comprises two opposite first surfaces and two opposite second surfaces arranged in an alternating manner, and angles included between the two first surfaces and the top surface are identical and angles included between the two second surfaces and the top surface are identical in each of the microstructure units.

US Pat. No. 10,368,411

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT MODULE HAVING OUTPUT POWER CONTROL MECHANISM

BOLB Inc., Livermore, CA...

1. An apparatus for generating light, comprising:a substrate;
a light source mounted on a top surface of the substrate, the light source generates output light;
a detector mounted on the top surface of the substrate, the detector detects light incident thereon; and
a waveguide consisting of a single body having a shape of a polygonal prism, a base of the polygonal prism consists of five sides so that the polygonal prism has five flat side surfaces, one of the five flat side surfaces including a first portion that is in direct contact with the light source and a second portion that is in direct contact with the detector, wherein a portion of the output light enters the waveguide through the first portion, travels through the waveguide and exits the waveguide through the second portion to the detector,
wherein the light source includes a top surface and emits the output light through the top surface and wherein a surface area of the light source where the first portion of the one of the five flat side surfaces directly contacts the top surface of the light source is less than an entire area of the top surface of the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,368,380

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A user equipment included in a wireless communication system, wherein the user equipment wirelessly accesses a mobile relay to establish an access link, wirelessly accesses a donor base-station to establish a macro link, simultaneously maintains connections with the donor base-station and the mobile relay coexisting in the same coverage area, and conducts wireless communication with the mobile relay through the access link using a pre-established first frequency band and conducts wireless communication with the donor base-station through the macro link using a pre-established second frequency band,wherein a data transmission mode used for the access link is a time division duplex mode,
the data transmission mode used for the macro link is a frequency division duplex mode, and
the user equipment dynamically changes a resource assignment ratio for each of uplink and downlink through the access link according to predetermined conditions of change and transmits change information of the resource assignment ratio to the mobile relay, and
the change information of the resource assignment ratio is used in changing a resource assignment ratio of another user equipment within a coverage of the mobile relay as the conditions of change.

US Pat. No. 10,368,376

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HUB-BASED BLUETOOTH AUDIO RELAY

Cassia Network Inc., San...

1. A data relay device, comprising:a first chip configured to wirelessly connect to multiple physical sink devices;
a second chip configured to:
create one or more virtual sink devices configured to be wirelessly detectable by one or more physical source devices, in response to the one or more physical source devices wirelessly connecting to the second chip, obtain data from the one or more physical source devices, the wireless connection between the first chip and the multiple physical sink devices comprises one or more Bluetooth connections, to wirelessly connect to the multiple physical sink devices, the first chip is configured to register the multiple physical sink devices in the profile, the wireless connection between the second chip and the one or more physical source devices comprises one or more Bluetooth connections, the created the one or more virtual sink devices correspond to the registered multiple physical sink devices, the physical source devices comprise a first physical source device paired with a plurality of first physical sink devices of the physical sink devices and a second physical source device paired with one or more second physical sink devices of the physical sink devices; and
transmit the data to the first chip, causing the first chip to relay the data to the first physical sink devices, the first chip is configured to stream the first data to the first physical sink devices each via a Bluetooth connection, to relay the data to the second physical sink devices, the first chip is configured to stream the second data to the second physical sink devices each via the Bluetooth connection; and
the first and second data is played simultaneously and respectively at the first and second physical sink devices.

US Pat. No. 10,368,373

BEAM SELECTION AND REFINEMENT DURING A RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL (RACH) PROCEDURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a node B (NB), comprising:transmitting, by the NB, a first one or more directional beams to enable a user equipment (UE) to select a first beam;
receiving, by the NB, a message via the first beam from the UE as part of a random access channel (RACH) procedure; and
transmitting, by the NB, a second one or more directional beams for beam refinement during the RACH procedure, wherein the second one or more directional beams enable the UE to switch to a second beam, wherein the second beam is a narrower beam within the first beam.

US Pat. No. 10,368,360

NETWORK EVENT BASED SECURITY AND HOME AUTOMATION

QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A wireless access point (WAP) configured to support wireless communications with wireless stations on at least one selected wireless communication channel on a wireless local area network (WLAN), and the WAP comprising:a plurality of components coupled to one another to form transmit and receive paths for processing wireless communications on the at least one selected wireless communication channel;
a non-volatile memory storing network event rules wherein one or more network event rules correspond to at least a network event to initiate an action for a targeted device;
an event detection circuit to monitor data link layer activity for each wireless station at a location of the WAP to track wireless stations that transmit at the location of the WAP, wherein a table of tags is generated to track the wireless stations, wherein the event detection circuit is to detect data link layer activity of at least one wireless station at the location of the WAP to determine whether the data link layer activity indicates a network event, and to identify the tag associated with each of the at least one wireless station of the detected data link layer activity indicating the network event; and
a rule initiation circuit to determine whether the identified wireless station and network event satisfy one of the network event rules, and in response to satisfying the network event rule, to initiate the action prescribed for the corresponding targeted device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,354

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION FEEDBACK METHOD IN MULTI-ANTENNA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for feeding back channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting a 3-dimensional multiple-input multiple-output (3D-MIMO) antenna, the method comprising:receiving, through radio resource control (RRC) signaling, information about N beams (where N is a natural number) precoded for specific antennas among multiple antennas constituting the 3D-MIMO antenna and information about a number M of interference beams (where M is a natural number, M?N?1);
selecting a specific beam for generating the CSI from among the N beams;
determining M beams among the remaining beams in descending order of the difference from the index of the specific beam; and
generating the CSI for the specific beam using the interference determined based on the M beams.

US Pat. No. 10,368,344

USER EQUIPMENT, NETWORK SIDE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USER EQUIPMENT

Spreadtrum Communications...

1. A method for controlling a user equipment, comprising:generating control information of the user equipment, wherein the control information is adapted to indicate configuration of downlink data reception of the user equipment or configuration of uplink data transmission of the user equipment;
adding the generated control information to downlink control signaling; and
transmitting the downlink control signaling to the user equipment to instruct the user equipment to configure corresponding parameters according to the control information for data transmission with a network side;
wherein the control information comprises at least one of subcarrier configuration information and signal waveform configuration information;
wherein the subcarrier configuration information comprises configuration information of a plurality of groups of subcarrier parameters, and configuration information of each group of the plurality of groups of subcarrier parameters comprises at least one of a subcarrier spacing, number of subcarriers in a resource unit, and number of symbols in the resource unit.

US Pat. No. 10,368,274

METHOD OF CONTROLLING HANDOVER IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND APPARATUS AND SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

Interdigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for managing an association of a mobile terminal to at least a first access point in a wireless communication system comprising at least two access points and a network equipment, the mobile terminal being associated to a second access point, the method comprising:the network equipment sending a message to the first access point triggering a measurement by the first access point of a parameter indicating a quality of the connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal;
the network equipment receiving, from the first access point, a value representing a quality of a connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal determined by the first access point; and
the network equipment sending a command, to the first access point, to selectively accept or reject a future association request issued by the mobile terminal based on the value representing the quality of the connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,443

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING SOLAR PANELS

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A method of supporting solar panels, the method comprising:forming first and second concrete tracks;
assembling first, second, and third racking structures, each comprising:
front and rear legs;
first landings at tops of the front legs;
second landings at tops of the rear legs, wherein the second landings are not directly coupled to the first landings by a structural member;
front feet at bottoms of the front legs; and
rear feet at bottoms of the rear legs;
securing the front feet of the assembled first, second, and third racking structures to the first concrete track;
securing the rear feet of the first, second, and third racking structures to the second concrete track;
placing a first solar panel on the first and second landings of the first and second racking structures;
securing a first edge of the first solar panel to each of the first and second landings of the first racking structure;
placing a second solar panel on the first and second landings of the second racking structure and on the first and second landings of the third racking structure; and
securing a second edge of the first solar panel and a first edge of the second solar panel to the first and second landings of the second racking structure
wherein the first concrete track and the second concrete track are positioned in a direction that is transverse to the first edge of the first solar panel, the first edge of the second solar panel, and the second edge of the first solar panel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,324

LASER COMPONENT

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

3. A laser component comprising a laser medium and a transparent heat transmitting member, whereinat least one of the laser medium and the transparent heat transmitting member is oxide,
the laser medium and the transparent heat transmitting member are bonded via an amorphous layer formed by surface-active bonding a bonding surface of the laser medium and a bonding surface of the transparent heat transmitting member by radiating an inert gas atomic beam to both the bonding surface of the laser medium and the bonding surface of the transparent heat transmitting member in vacuum, and after the radiating bringing the bonding surface of the laser medium and the bonding surface of the transparent heat transmitting member into contact,
the amorphous layer is composed of a material derived from the laser medium and the transparent heat transmitting member, and is transparent to an excitation beam,
any colored layer causing an energy loss of 1% or more is not observed in the laser component, and
the laser component outputs a laser beam having a power greater than 10 MW (megawatts).

US Pat. No. 10,366,290

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUGMENTED VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for content delivery to autonomous vehicles, the method comprising:receiving at a server a request from a first autonomous vehicle for content delivery over a network, the request including an image that was captured by a camera of the first autonomous vehicle while the first autonomous vehicle was driving on a road, the image capturing an object external to the first autonomous vehicle;
in response to the request, performing a vision analysis on an image obtained from the request to determine three-dimensional (3D) positioning information of the image, including determining a position of the object within the image and a viewing angle of the object with respect to a location of the camera;
identifying a list of a plurality of content items to augment based on current vehicle information of the first autonomous vehicle in view of one or more user profiles of one or more users to be entertained while riding the first autonomous vehicle;
augmenting a first content item selected based on user preferences from the list of content items onto the image by superimposing the first content item onto the image based on the position and viewing angle of the object to generate an augmented image, wherein the first content item includes a content item previously cached by a content database maintained by the autonomous vehicle; and
transmitting the augmented image to the first autonomous vehicle over the network, wherein the augmented image is to be displayed on a display device within the autonomous vehicle in a virtual reality manner.

US Pat. No. 10,366,245

GREEN POWER FOR DENSE LARGE NETWORKS (PROXY TABLE SCALING)

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. Method for managing proxy device assignment in a wireless communication network characterized in that proxy devices in the wireless communication network operate as relay devices forwarding signals from a resource restricted device to at least one destination device, the method comprising:dividing an identifier space available to the resource restricted device into at least two parts, and
assigning at least one of the at least two parts of the identifier space to at least one proxy device of the wireless communication network wherein the proxy device assigned to the at least one of the at least two parts of the identifier space is responsible for at least selected tasks associated with forwarding signals related to the resource restricted device comprising an identifier falling within the first part of the identifier space.

US Pat. No. 10,365,908

SECURE REPROGRAMMING OF SMART DEVICES TO ALTER DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON LICENSE RIGHTS

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A processor implemented method for secure reprogramming of programmable devices to alter device functionality, comprising:obtaining license permissions for a target physical programmable device from a back-office system;
hard-coding a functionality of the target physical programmable device based on the license permissions into program code at program build time to restrict a flow of control through certain allowable sections of the program code, without requiring verification of the license permissions at a decision point during execution of the program code at the target physical programmable device, by only providing those sections of code in a final build of the program code, wherein only features, facilities, or capabilities allowed by the license permissions are implemented;
producing a firmware image from the program code, or selecting a pre-existing, pre-validated firmware image of the program code, which contains only the features, facilities, or capabilities allowed by the license permissions obtained from the back-office system and only for use on the target physical programmable device;
encrypting the firmware image; and
delivering the firmware image to the target physical programmable device;
with a bootloader on the target physical programmable device:
the target physical programmable device uniquely identifying itself;
the target physical programmable device decrypting the firmware image; and
the target physical programmable device installing the firmware image thereon to alter the functionality of the target physical programmable device to be consistent with the license permissions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,796

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE

CITIBANK, N.A., New York...

1. A method, comprising:displaying, by one or more processors coupled to memory, on a first display screen of a graphical user interface, a visualization of a semi-circular shaped hub element defined in part by at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of said hub element, said hub element being displayed in a first position with at least a second boundary portion of said hub element aligned to a first edge of the first display screen;
receiving one or more alert notifications;
defining, by the one or more processors, an alert notification badge element within said visualization of the hub element and a numeric indicator within said alert notification badge element of a number of the received alert notifications;
in response to the receiving of the one or more alert notifications, automatically resizing said hub element in proportion to a pre-defined level of urgency of at least one of the received alert notifications; and
animating, by the one or more processors, rotation of a first radial menu element to a position adjacent and extending radially from said at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of the hub element and defined in part by at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of said first radial menu element spaced apart from said at least one arc-shaped boundary portion of the hub element.

US Pat. No. 10,365,649

LANE CURB ASSISTED OFF-LANE CHECKING AND LANE KEEPING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous driving vehicle, the method comprising:detecting, a first point in time, that a wheel of an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) rolls onto a lane curb disposed on an edge of a lane in which the ADV is moving;
detecting, at a second point in time, that the wheel of the ADV rolls off the lane curb of the lane;
calculating an angle between a moving direction of the ADV and a lane direction of the lane based on a difference between the first point in time and the second point in time in view of a current speed of the ADV, including
determining a curb width of the lane curb based on perception data that perceives the lane curb,
calculating a distance perpendicular to the lane direction of the lane that the ADV moves from the first point in time and the second point in time based on the curb width and a wheel width of the wheel determined based on a specification of the wheel, and
determining the angle based on the distance and the current speed of the ADV in view of the difference between the first point in time and the second point in time; and
generating a control command based on the angle to adjust the moving direction of the ADV to prevent the ADV from further drifting off the lane direction of the lane.

US Pat. No. 10,365,309

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING MODULE-LEVEL POWER ELECTRONICS DATA FOR VALIDATING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE SYSTEM PARAMETERS

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for validating distributed energy resource (DER) as-designed parameters, the method being performed by a computer system comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:obtaining, from module level power electronics coupled to a photovoltaic (PV) module of the DER, data corresponding to sunrise on a particular day, wherein the data corresponding to the sunrise is based on a first measurement pertaining to the PV;
obtaining, from the module level power electronics, data corresponding to sunset on the particular day, wherein the data corresponding to the sunset is based on a second measurement pertaining to the PV;
determining, by the computer system and using the data corresponding to the sunrise and the data corresponding to the sunset, (i) the length of the particular day and (ii) the solar noon for the particular day;
computing, by the computer system and using the length of the particular day and the solar noon for the particular day, an as-built latitude for the PV module and an as-built longitude for the PV module; and
comparing, by the computer system, (a) the as-built latitude to an as-designed latitude for the PV module, and (b) the as-built longitude to an as-designed longitude for the PV module.

US Pat. No. 10,365,127

DATA LOGGING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A portable system for logging sensor data and creating energy consumption patterns in an area comprising:a low-power and/or low accuracy clock; and
a processor in communication with a memory, the processor;
receiving data items from each of a plurality of sensors;
associating a time stamp generated by the low-power and/or low accuracy clock with each data item received from each of the plurality of sensors;
storing the received data items for a predetermined period of time; and
processing the stored data items to determine a high accuracy clock time stamp for each of the stored data items, wherein determining said high accuracy clock time stamp comprises:
determining a time usage pattern of the area during a period of receiving the data items;
approximating a correction of the time-stamp associated with the low-power and/or low accuracy clock based on the time usage pattern;
determining an occupancy pattern during a period of receiving the data items;
refining the correction based on the occupancy pattern associated with a second known time usage pattern; and
applying the correction to the time-stamp associated with the low-power and/or low accuracy of the stored data.

US Pat. No. 10,365,125

ROTARY ENCODER

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A rotary encoder assembly comprising:an annular track comprising an alternating pattern of at least two different encoding regions;
a first detector at a first fixed position which is arranged to produce a first alternating output signal as the track of encoding regions rotates about an axis past the detector, the state of the output signal depending on which of the two different encoding regions is facing the first detector;
a second detector at a second fixed position which is offset from the position of the first detector and is arranged to produce a second alternating output signal as the track of encoding regions rotates about the axis past the detector, the state of the output signal depending on which of the two different encoding regions is facing the second detector;
in which the combined values of the two output signals is capable of assuming a plurality of unique states with the states changing from one to another as the encoder rotates,
a memory which stores compensation values, each value being associated with a respective one of the possible state changes that can occur when the combined values of the two output signals change upon movement of the encoder track, and in which each compensation value is indicative of an average error in the position at which the corresponding change of state occurs,
a processing means which in use generates a position signal that is updated when there is a change in the combined states of the output signals of the two detectors, the position signal being corrected by an amount indicated by the compensation value associated with the latest change in state; and
means of updating the stored compensation values based on the relative timing of each change of state.

US Pat. No. 10,364,313

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ABLATIVE RESIN

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A method for producing a propulsion nozzle, wherein the nozzle is produced from a phenolic resin obtained at least by carrying out the following step:a) pre-polymerization of an aromatic aldehyde compound with a phenolic compound in order to obtain the phenolic resin, the aromatic aldehyde compound having the following formula A:

the aromatic aldehyde compound being polyfunctional and an aromatic polyaldehyde compound, and formula A being such that n1 is an integer between 0 and 4 and when n1 is greater than or equal to 2, the substituents R1 are identical or different, n2 is an integer between 0 and 5 and when n2 is greater than or equal to 2, the substituents R2 are identical or different, and
formula A being such that the substituents R1 and R2 are chosen independently from one another from: —OH, —COOH, —CHO, the groups —O-Alk wherein Alk denotes a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl chain of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, saturated or unsaturated, substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon-based chains comprising between 1 and 20 carbon atoms, interrupted or not interrupted with one or more heteroatoms, and having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions, substituted or unsubstituted, monocyclic or polycyclic, saturated, unsaturated or aromatic carbocyclic or heterocyclic groups having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions, and substituted or unsubstituted aryl groups having or not having one or more carbonyl or carboxylic acid functions,
R2 also denoting or not denoting a radical of formula A1 in formula A above and R1 also denoting or not denoting a radical of formula A2 in formula A above, formulae A1 and A2 being the following:

in formulae A1 and A2, R1, R2, n1 and n2 are as defined above.

US Pat. No. 10,363,996

UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a main body comprising an afterdeck and a sternpost;
a slideway comprising pulleys, slide rails, sleepers, end plates disposed at two sides of the sleepers, and baffle plates; and
an automatic recovery unit, the automatic recovery unit comprising a buoy, a connection rod, a downhaul, an electromagnetic fixer, a winch, an upper cable, a storage box, and a recovery net;wherein:the slideway is fixed on the afterdeck of the main body and a tail end of the slideway sticks out a side boundary of the afterdeck;
the pulleys slide in the slide rails; the slide rails and the end plates are integrated with the sleepers; the baffle plates are disposed on an upper end of the end plates;
a vertical height of the end plates is larger than a maximum vertical height of the pulleys and the slide rails;
the buoy is capable of sliding on the slide rails, and the baffle plates on the upper end of the end plates are adapted to limit the displacement of the buoy in a vertical direction;
the winch is fixed in the sternpost which comprises a hole; the upper cable is flexible and passes through the hole of the sternpost to connect to the winch fixed in the sternpost;
one end of the downhaul is fixed on a stern, and the other end of the downhaul is connected to the recovery net;
the recovery net comprises floaters and lead weights;
the connection rod comprises a rod body and a snap ring; the snap ring is connected to one end of the upper cable;
the electromagnetic fixer comprises a valve shaft which corresponds to the snap ring;
the snap ring is disposed on one end of the rob body, and the other end of the rob body is rigidly connected to the buoy;
the buoy is rigidly connected to the storage box; and
the storage box is adapted to store the recovery net and the downhaul.

US Pat. No. 10,363,902

ANTI-THEFT REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM USING FREQUENCY HOPPING WITH AMPLITUDE LEVEL CONTROL

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A method for preventing security breaches of passive remote keyless entry systems for a vehicle, comprising the steps oftransmitting a vehicle control command comprising a plurality of radio frequency signals from a fob to the vehicle, including the step of hopping between at least two radio frequency transmitting channels within the vehicle control command in a particular pseudo-random pattern known to the vehicle, the plurality of radio frequency signals being transmitted from the fob to the vehicle including a signal that is not normally expected to be received by the vehicle, and including the step of transmitting a particular pseudo-random pattern including fake portions,
receiving at the vehicle each portion of said particular pattern and sequentially adjusting the reception to take account of the known characteristics of each portion of the known pattern, and including the step of ignoring said fake portions,
detecting at the vehicle anomalies in the pattern of the received signals, and
blocking access to said vehicle when detected anomalies exceed permissible limits.

US Pat. No. 10,363,813

INTEGRATED MOTOR AND AXLE APPARATUS AND METHOD

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

7. A system, comprising:an electric motor, the electric motor including:
a housing having a first end and a second end;
a hollow rotor shaft extending through the housing from the first end to the second end of the housing, the hollow rotor shaft having a first shaft end having an interior spline surface, and a second shaft end; and
a rear drive shaft received within the hollow rotor shaft, the rear drive shaft having a first splined end mating with the interior spline surface of the hollow rotor shaft and a second splined end opposite the first splined end; and
an axle coupled to the electric motor, the axle including an axle input shaft having an internal splined surface receiving the second splined end of the rear drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,363,508

FILTER HOUSING

Camfil AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. An air filter housing for supplying air to a space, said air filter housing being configured to be arranged in a ceiling of said space, the air filter housing comprising:a mouth facing downward, said mouth comprising a sealing surface configured to receive a panel type air filter comprising a frame and a filter medium held within said frame, such that a sealing connection between said sealing surface and said frame is achieved, and
at least one resilient member arranged below the sealing surface such that when a panel type air filter is inserted into the mouth, the resilient member will be deformed by the filter frame as the filter passes the resilient member, and resume its original shape once the filter has passed, such that the filter is retained between the sealing surface and the resilient member, wherein the resilient member has a vertically sloping deflecting surface, and a horizontal retaining surface, wherein the horizontal retaining surface is arranged to support a bottom surface portion of the filter frame once the filter frame has passed and the resilient member has resumed its original shape.

US Pat. No. 10,363,507

FILTER HOUSING

Camfil AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. An air filter housing for supplying air to a space, said air filter housing being configured to be arranged in a ceiling of said space,said housing having a mouth facing downward, said mouth comprising a sealing surface configured to receive a panel type air filter comprising a frame and a filter medium held within said frame, such that a sealing connection between said sealing surface and said frame is achieved,
wherein said filter housing further comprises at least one clamping device for clamping the frame of the panel type air filter against the sealing surface,
wherein said at least one clamping device comprises a cam mechanism configured to displace the frame when activating the cam mechanism, thereby providing clamping of said filter frame against the sealing surface, a clamp holder, and an axle fixed in the clamp holder,
wherein the clamping device further comprises a clamping portion arranged at the axle such that the clamping portion can rotate and move along a portion of the length of said axle, and a cam lever portion arranged at an end of the axle comprising an eccentric portion and a lever portion movable between an open and a closed position, such that when the lever is moved from the open to the closed position the eccentric portion pushes the clamping portion along the axle towards the sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,363,197

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING NETWORK CONNECTIVITY AND REMOTE MONITORING, OPTIMIZATION, AND CONTROL OF POOL/SPA EQUIPMENT

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method for remotely monitoring and controlling a pump for a pool or a spa, comprising the steps of:assigning by a processor of the pump an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the pump;
establishing a network connection between the processor of the pump and a remote device;
providing for remote monitoring of operational parameters associated with the pump from the remote device over the network connection;
providing for remote control of the pump from the remote device over the network connection;
receiving at the processor data on forecasted weather conditions based on the location of the pump; and
determining by the processor if periods of forecasted temperatures above a temperature setpoint and load conditions above a load setpoint coincide based on the forecasted weather conditions and a pump schedule received at the processor from a memory; and
controlling, by the processor, the pump based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,362,969

IMAGE-BASED DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DIASTASIS RECTI

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A method for diagnosing a condition of a subject, comprising:imaging surface skin of an abdominal area in vivo, using an imaging sensor sensitive to infrared radiation, of the subject to obtain one or more images of the abdominal area;
identifying subcutaneous features including separation between rectus abdominis muscles in the abdominal area in the one or more images;
quantifying distance across the separation between the rectus abdominis muscles from the one or more images; and
outputting the results of the quantified distance and one or more images.
US Pat. No. 10,364,345

MONOLITHIC INTERLAYERS OF CELLULOSE ESTER POLYVINYL ACETAL POLYMER BLENDS

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A monolithic interlayer comprising a polymer blend of:(A) polyvinyl acetal (“poly(vinyl acetal)”); and
(B) a cellulose ester (“CE”); wherein said poly(vinyl acetal) comprises a polyvinyl butyral resin having a residual OH content ranging from 6-35 wt % PVOH based on the weight of the polyvinyl butyral resin; wherein the monolithic interlayer has a haze value of 4% or less; wherein said cellulose ester layer has a Tg of at least 50° C. and not more than 200° C.
US Pat. No. 10,364,440

NANOTUBES AS CARRIERS OF NUCLEIC ACIDS INTO CELLS

Brown University, Provid...

1. A method of delivering one or more nucleic acids into a cell comprising contacting the cell with a complex of a rosette nanotube and the one or more nucleic acids in a manner to deliver the complex into the cell, wherein the one or more nucleic acids are released from the complex after entry into the cell.
US Pat. No. 10,364,297

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICROFIBRILLATED POLYSACCHARIDE

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. Method for manufacturing a microfibrillated polysaccharide, comprising the following steps:a) providing a hemicellulose containing pulp,
b) providing one or more wood degrading enzymes,
c) mixing said pulp with one or more wood degrading enzymes,
d) keeping said mixture in a continuous, flowing system of essentially cylindrical geometry,
e) conveying said mixture to one or more mixing zones for recirculating and homogenizing said mixture, and
f) harvesting during the recirculation of said step e) microfibrillated polysaccharide,
wherein the microfibrillated polysaccharide obtained in step f) has a size distribution that resembles a Gaussian curve, wherein said Gaussian curve has endpoints of the size classes between 1-5 ?m to 100-300 ?m, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,368,439

ASSEMBLY ARCHITECTURE EMPLOYING ORGANIC SUPPORT FOR COMPACT AND IMPROVED ASSEMBLY THROUGHPUT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a substrate comprising a first side and an opposite second side;
at least one first circuit device on the first side of the substrate, at least one second circuit device on the second side of the substrate; and
a support on the second side of the substrate, the support comprising a plurality of pillars, each of the pillars having a two-dimensional array of interconnections therethrough, wherein two or more of the pillars have a different shape from one another, and wherein the interconnections are coupled to first contact pads on a first side of the support and second contact pads on an opposite second side of the support and wherein the first contact pads are coupled to substrate contact pads on the second side of the substrate, respective ones of the interconnections are coupled to the at least one first circuit device and the at least one second circuit device, the support having a thickness dimension operable to define a dimension from the substrate greater than a thickness dimension of the at least one second circuit device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,427

PLASMAS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A device comprising:a torch body;
an inductive device surrounding the torch body and configured to provide inductively coupled radio frequency energy into the torch body; and
at least one capacitive device separate from the inductive device and positioned between a first end of the inductive device and an end of the torch body, wherein the capacitive device is configured to provide capacitively coupled radio frequency energy into the torch body simultaneously with the provided inductively coupled radio frequency energy from the inductive device to sustain a plasma within the torch body.

US Pat. No. 10,368,423

BUS PROTOCOL FOR DYNAMIC LIGHTING APPLICATION

MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, ...

1. A method of operating a plurality of driving units for powering electronic units, the method comprising interchanging a data frame including a bit sequence, between a master control unit and at least one of a plurality of driving units at slave nodes, the sequence being divided in fields of consecutive bit strings including a first bit string, the method comprising:applying an ID field for addressing at least one driving unit, for interchanging data between the master control unit and the at least one addressed driving unit,
applying a data field comprising information and/or instructions regarding the status of the electronic units,
wherein applying the ID field further comprises:
indicating the driving unit address using a first bit sub-string comprising N bits, where 2 N is equal or higher than the number of driving units in the plurality of driving units, for applying the data field on the addressed driving unit or ignoring the data field if the driving unit is not addressed;
using a receive/transmit command bit for assigning values,
allowing the master control unit to identify whether data should be received from or transmitted to driving units,
or
allowing each addressed driving unit to decode which action is required by the master control unit,
depending on the value assigned to the receive/transmit command bit;
using a further function bit including information in the ID field regarding the type of instructions included in the data field;
depending on the value assigned to the function bit, assigning data bits in a second bit sub-string to different electronic units or performing a length decoding step for indicating the length of the first bit string in the data field using the second bit sub-string.

US Pat. No. 10,368,422

SIGNAL-PRESERVING POWER BOOSTER AND RELATED METHOD

MEDIA GRAPH DEPOT INC., ...

1. A signal-preserving power booster comprising:an input module comprising a reference port and two input ports for receiving an input light signal therebetween, the input light signal conveying:
an input lighting power component at a first power level; and
a data-over-light digital stream component at a frequency imperceptible to a human eye; and
a metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) amplifier module, having access to the reference port, comprising two output ports for providing an output light signal therebetween, a first output port of the two output ports being connected to an internal amplifier circuit connected to the first input port and a second output port of the two output ports being connected to the second input port, wherein the output light signal conveys:
the data-over-light digital stream component from the input light signal; and
an output lighting power component, at a second power level equal to or greater than the first power level, the output light signal powering a first array of Light Emission Diodes (LEDs) at the second power level.

US Pat. No. 10,368,407

ELECTRONIC CONVERTER AND RELATED LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic converter comprising:two input terminals for receiving an input voltage;
two output terminals for providing a DC voltage or a DC current;
a transformer comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding;
a switching stage configured to selectively transfer energy from said two input terminals to said primary winding of said transformer;
a rectification and filter circuit connected between said secondary winding of said transformer and said two output terminals;
a measurement circuit configured to determine a first signal indicative of said DC voltage or said DC current provided via said output terminals;
a regulation circuit configured to generate a regulation signal as a function of said first signal and one or more reference signals;
a driver circuit configured to drive said switching stage as a function of said regulation signal;
wherein the electronic converter comprises:
an optical, inductive or capacitive coupler;
a transmission circuit configured to:
a) receive said first signal and a second signal,
b) generate a bit sequence indicative of said second signal,
c) generate an encoded bit sequence by applying a Manchester coding to said bit sequence,
d) generate a pulse width modulated signal applied to the input of said optical, inductive or capacitive coupler, wherein said pulse width modulated signal comprises for each bit of said encoded bit sequence:
a sequence of a first number of pulses with a first frequency when the respective bit has a first logic value, and
a sequence of a second number of pulses with a second frequency when the respective bit has a second logic value,
e) vary the duty cycle of said pulse width modulated signal as a function of said first signal, and
a receiver circuit configured to monitor the received signal at the output of said optical, inductive or capacitive coupler, and determine a third signal indicative of said first signal and a fourth signal indicative of said second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,400

METHOD AND PACKAGE FOR PACKAGING A THERMAL CONDUCTIVE STRIP WITH POWER SUPPLY TERMINALS

TAIWAN TECH CO., LTD., C...

1. A method for packaging a thermal conductive strip with a power supply terminal, comprising the following steps:preparing a plastic envelope which encapsulates a carbon fiber unit, wherein the plastic envelope includes a plastic connecting end, and the carbon fiber unit includes a carbon fiber connecting end which is encapsulated by the plastic connecting end;
clamping the plastic envelope with a positioning mould to fix one end of the plastic envelope;
clamping a pulling mould on the plastic connecting end while the carbon fiber connecting end is not clamped by the pulling mould;
pulling the pulling mould in a direction away from the positioning mould until a part of the plastic connecting end breaks to form a broken portion, so that the carbon fiber connecting end is exposed out of the plastic envelope, wherein the broken portion covers a part of the carbon fiber connecting end;
sleeving the power supply terminal onto the broken portion and the carbon fiber connecting end, adding pressure to make the power supply terminal have a clamping section for clamping the broken portion, and an electrically conductive section for contacting the carbon fiber connecting end.

US Pat. No. 10,368,399

E-VAPING DEVICE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A cartomizer, comprising:a housing including an outer tube and an inner tube within the outer tube, the outer tube and the inner tube defining a fluid reservoir configured to store an e-fluid;
a vaporizer including a heater surrounding a wick, the heater having at least one end portion connected to an electrical lead wire via a connection within the fluid reservoir, the wick configured to draw the e-fluid from the fluid reservoir to the heater, the heater configured to vaporize the e-fluid; and
at least one sleeve within the fluid reservoir and covering the connection, the at least one sleeve surrounding the connection such that a portion of the at least one sleeve is between the connection and the inner tube, the at least one sleeve disposed between the outer tube and the inner tube and without touching the wick, a diameter of the at least one sleeve being less than a diameter of the inner tube, the at least one sleeve configured to cover the connection so as to avoid or reduce a reaction between the connection and the e-fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,368,395

METHOD OF FORMING COOKING PLATE WITH TEMPERATURE SENSING ELEMENT

1. A method of forming a cooking plate comprising:providing a first metal plate comprising a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is opposite to the second surface, and the first surface comprises a cooking surface upon which food to be cooked will be in contact with;
forming a first channel between the first and second surfaces of the first metal plate, wherein the first channel comprises a first opening and a second opening;
forming a first portion of a second channel between the first and second surfaces of the first metal plate, wherein the first portion of a second channel comprises a first portion of a third opening and a first portion of a fourth opening;
providing a heating element comprising a first end comprising a first plug and a second end comprising a second plug;
inserting the heating element in the first channel of the first metal plate, wherein the first plug extends from the first opening, the second plug extends from the second opening, and the first and second plugs are positioned to be accessed from a first side edge of the first metal plate;
providing a temperature sensing element comprising a third end and a fourth end comprising a fourth plug;
placing the temperature sensing element against the first portion of the second channel of the first metal plate, wherein the third plug extends from the third opening, the fourth plug extends from the fourth opening, the third and fourth plugs are positioned to be accessed from the first side edge of the first metal plate, and the third and fourth plugs are positioned between the first and second plugs;
providing a second metal plate; and
coupling the second metal plate to the second surface of the first metal plate, wherein the second metal plate comprises a second portion of the second channel, which mates with the first portion of the second channel to form a complete second channel, and the second metal plate couples the temperature sensing element to the first metal plate.

US Pat. No. 10,368,393

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENHANCING THE SETUP OF CARRIER AGGREGATION, DUAL CONNECTIVITY, MULTI CONNECTIVITY, LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS, OR LTE-WLAN IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one data processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, where the at least one memory and computer program code are configured, with the at least one data processor, to cause the apparatus at least to:
transmit, by the apparatus, a carrier aggregation profile to at least one user equipment wherein the profile comprises an indication of at least one of inter-frequency carrier and secondary cell that the user equipment is to measure during an idle mode;
receive, from the at least one user equipment, an indication that it has measurement results available for at least one of inter-frequency carrier and secondary cell in the profile; and
configure, for the at least one user equipment, carrier aggregation based on the received measurement results without further measurement configuration after connection establishment.

US Pat. No. 10,368,392

WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE BASED ON MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND COMPOUND SENSORS

BEIJING INSTITUTE OF INFO...

1. A wireless sensor network architecture based on multifunctional and compound sensors for monitoring a moving target, characterized by comprising:a plurality of sensing modules executed by a processor, each of the sensing modules comprising a plurality of first sensor nodes and a second sensor node, the plurality of first sensor modes and the second sensor node forming a detection area; wherein the first sensor nodes are used for collecting a target signal of a moving target after sensing that the moving target enters the detection area, pre-processing the target signal, extracting feature information of the moving target, analyzing the feature information of the moving target to form primary target information, and transmitting the primary target information to the second sensor node, and the second sensor node is used for performing moving target matching and association on the primary target information of the moving target that is transmitted by the plurality of first sensor nodes, and correcting the associated primary target information to form secondary target information;
a relay transmission module executed by the processor connected with the sensing modules, used for communicating with the second sensor node for receiving the secondary target information; and
a computer connected with the relay transmission module, used for receiving the secondary target information transmitted by the second sensor node, synthesizing and calibrating the secondary target information, simultaneously acquiring situation evaluation of the moving target by merging the calibrated secondary target information, and forming advanced target information according to the situation evaluation of the moving target.

US Pat. No. 10,368,390

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION FUNCTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:first communication circuitry configured to communicate with an external device through a first communication scheme;
second communication circuitry configured to communicate with the external device through a second communication scheme; and
a processor configured to:
identify whether the second communication circuitry is available to perform a same function with the first communication circuitry, and
based on identifying the second communication circuitry being available to perform the same function with the first communication circuitry, control the first communication circuitry or the second communication circuitry to transmit the identified availability information of the second communication circuitry to the external device,
wherein the identified availability information includes a priority of at least one function supported in the second communication circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,368,386

DUAL MODE TRANSMISSION IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT

1. A method, performed by a monitoring server, for providing dual-mode transmission functionality within a controlled environment, comprising:receiving, from an outside device located outside of the controlled environment, a call request to conduct a call between the outside device and a dual-mode mobile device located within the controlled environment, wherein the call request includes an identifier of an inmate associated with the dual-mode mobile device;
determining, based on a profile associated with the identifier and a rule associated with the controlled environment, whether to permit the call;
based on the determining, establishing a first connection between the monitoring server and the dual-mode mobile device;
transmitting, over the first connection, an authorization message to the mobile device authorizing the call, wherein the authorization message includes handoff instructions for handing off the call from the first connection to a second connection;
establishing the call over the first connection between the dual-mode mobile device and the outside device; and
based on the handoff instructions and the profile, performing a handoff of the call from the first connection to the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,368,371

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LISTENING BASED TRANSMISSION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method at a communications device of a first type and operable on an unlicensed spectrum, the method comprising:identifying a beam direction of a beam for a communications device of a second type when there is data directed to the communications device of the second type;
obtaining a backoff counter for the beam direction;
listening simultaneously to a number of beam directions including the beam direction, wherein the number of beam directions is more than one and is selected based on a number of pending beam directions and a number of receiving radio frequency chains of the communications device of the first type, each pending beam direction covering at least one communications device of the second type to which the communications device of the first type has data to be transmitted, and the number of beam directions is selected to be:
equal to the number of receiving radio frequency chains if the number of pending beam directions is greater than the number of receiving radio frequency chains, or
equal to the number of pending beam directions otherwise,
wherein another backoff counter for another beam direction of the number of beam directions is updated, and wherein the another beam direction has been listened to; and
scheduling transmission to the communications device of the second type in the beam direction when the backoff counter corresponding to the beam direction reaches a certain threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,368,368

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR MULTI-USER SCHEDULING IN WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) access point (AP), the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a HE physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU), the PPDU comprising a plurality of HE signal (HE-SIG) fields, wherein the plurality of HE-SIG fields are to be transmitted on separate 20 MHz sub-channels of a plurality of 20 MHz sub-channels,
wherein each HE-SIG field comprises a schedule type field and a station list field, wherein a value of the schedule type field indicates a list of sub-channel allocation assignments, and
wherein the station list field comprises multiple station fields, wherein each station field of the multiple station fields comprises an association identification (AID), wherein the list of sub-channel allocation assignments and a position of a station field in the multiple station fields together identify a frequency allocation for a HE station identified by the AID of the station field; and
generate signalling to cause the HE PPDU to be wirelessly transmitted by the HE AP within the plurality of 20 MHz sub-channels, wherein the plurality of HE SIG fields of the HE PPDU are concurrently transmitted on an associated one of the plurality of 20 MHz subchannels.

US Pat. No. 10,368,366

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING UPLINK SCHEDULING IN AN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a network node, that downlink communication is to be scheduled for transmission to user equipment;
scheduling the downlink communication;
scheduling uplink communication, wherein the uplink communication is transmitted by the user equipment to the network node, and wherein the scheduled uplink communication and the scheduled downlink communication are transmitted at a same time such that (1) uplink frequency resources given in downlink control information are the same as downlink frequency resources given in the downlink control information, or (2) uplink frequency resources given in the downlink control information are contained within downlink frequency resources given in the downlink control information; and
based on the network node determining that the downlink communication is to be scheduled, signaling the user equipment, in downlink control information, to ignore a carrier sensing mechanism, wherein the user equipment transmits the uplink communication at a time specified by the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,368,358

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY OF FAIR TRANSMISSION TO TERMINALS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first type of frame including information to specify a plurality of frequency components;
controlling circuitry configured to determine whether a transmission right to respond to the first type of frame is acquired based on a first value selected from a first value range and a number of the frequency components specified in the first type of frame; and
a transmitter configured to transmit, in a case of the transmission right to respond to the first type of frame being acquired, a second type of frame using a frequency component selected from the plurality of frequency components, wherein
the receiver is configured to receive a third type of frame including at least one of a first update value and a second update value for the first value range, the first update value and the second update value depend on a number of wireless communication terminals which have successfully transmitted the second type of frames, the first update value is for a wireless communication terminal in which the transmission of the second type of frame has failed, the second update value is for a wireless communication terminal in which the transmission of the second type of frame has succeeded, and the third type of frame is transmitted upon reception of the second type of frame, and
the controlling circuitry is configured to update the first value range based on the first update value in a case of determining that the transmission of the second type of frame has failed and based on the second update value in a case of determining that the transmission of the second type of frame has succeeded.

US Pat. No. 10,368,357

MITIGATING UL-TO-DL INTERFERENCE

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A method, in a heterogeneous telecommunications network, for mitigating uplink-downlink (UL-DL) interference between a first user equipment (UE), which communicates using a first frequency resource in an uplink (UL) to a first node that transmits and receives using shared frequency resources simultaneously so as to provide full-duplex communication, the first UE forming one half of a first pair of UEs, the other UE of the first pair communicating using the first frequency resource in a downlink (DL) with the first node while the first UE communicates in the uplink using the first frequency resource, and a second UE that receives downlink communications from a second node that transmits and receives using shared frequency resources simultaneously so as to provide full-duplex communication, the method including:receiving, at the second node, an indication of actual or potential UL-DL interference generated by the first UE;
scheduling a second pair of UEs, that includes the second UE, for full-duplex UL-DL communication with the second node, the UEs of the second pair sending and receiving data in an uplink and downlink with the second node simultaneously, in which DL transmissions to the second UE from the second node use a second frequency resource different from the first frequency resource or in which scheduling is avoided for DL connections to the second UE that fall below a quality of service threshold determined using channel quality measurements obtained by the second UE for the first and second frequency resources.

US Pat. No. 10,368,355

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATION OF MULTI-SIM DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of allocating radio frequency (RF) resources by a multi-subscriber identification module (SIM) device including at least a first SIM and a second SIM, the method comprising:determining a frequency of performing RF resource allocation to the second SIM based on a data communication state of the first SIM and a received signal state of the second SIM; and
allocating the RF resources to the second SIM based on the frequency of performing the RF resource allocation,
wherein the first SIM is in a connected mode, and
wherein the second SIM is in an idle state.