US Pat. No. 10,386,191

SYNTHETIC DATA COLLECTION FOR VEHICLE CONTROLLER

Clever Devices Ltd., Woo...

1. A method for providing waypoint data to a vehicle controller, this method comprising:obtaining, with a processor, from a memory module, a plurality of coordinate locations describing a vehicle route;
generating, with the processor, the vehicle route that incorporates said coordinate locations by utilizing an application programming interface (API) or a database that is oriented toward providing mapping data or route information;
obtaining, with the processor, from the memory module, route data describing the route;
transforming, with the processor, the route data into coordinate data, wherein the route data is polyline-encoded vector data comprising a continuous string of ASCII characters representing at least a starting point defined in terms of absolute longitude and latitude and a plurality of successive points defined based on their difference in longitude and latitude from a previous point, a first point in the plurality of successive points defined based on a difference in longitude and latitude from the starting point, wherein for each ASCII character in the continuous string of ASCII characters the processor:
converts each ASCII character into a plurality of decimalized data values,
subtracts a constant from each of the decimalized data values,
converts the plurality of decimalized data values into a binary sequence comprising a plurality of constant-width binary chunks, and converts the binary sequence into a GPS coordinate value;
converting, with the processor, the coordinate data into properly-spaced waypoint data by ensuring that no sequential pairs of coordinate data are more than a predetermined distance from one another, wherein each pair of coordinate data points of the coordinate data represent a waypoint along the vehicle route;
designating, with the processor, a plurality of the waypoints in the waypoint data as scheduled stops of a vehicle route;
storing, with the processor, in the memory module, the waypoint data in a form accessible to the vehicle controller;
accessing the waypoint data via the vehicle controller, the vehicle controller further comprising a vehicle controller processor and a vehicle controller memory and configured to automatically control the operation of at least one component of the vehicle;
with the vehicle, traversing the vehicle route and performing the plurality of scheduled stops; and
controlling the operation of at least one component of the vehicle based on the waypoint data accessed by the vehicle controller while the vehicle is traversing the vehicle route, and based on a measurement of an odometry system of the vehicle;
wherein the at least one component of the vehicle comprises an automated voice announcement system and an external display, and wherein the vehicle controller is configured to access instructions associated with the waypoint data and automatically trigger an announcement from the automated voice announcement system and automatically trigger information to be displayed on the external display based on the instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,390,393

RIPPLE SUPPRESSION CIRCUIT, SUPPRESSION METHOD AND LED LIGHTING APPARATUS

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A ripple suppression circuit configured to suppress a current ripple provided to a load by a voltage supply circuit, the ripple suppression circuit comprising:a) a ripple voltage sampling circuit configured to generate a ripple reference voltage that represents a ripple voltage of an output voltage of said voltage supply circuit; and
b) a voltage regulation circuit coupled in series with said load, wherein said voltage regulation circuit is controllable by said ripple reference voltage such that a drop voltage across said load is a DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,390,309

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION IN MOBILE DEVICES

1. A system for optimizing power consumption in mobile devices, the system comprising:a. a microphone configured to receive input speech and convert speech into an electrical signal, wherein the microphone is coupled with the mobile device;
b. an anti-aliasing filter (AAF) configured to filter components of speech signal that are above the Nyquist frequency to prevent aliasing occurring at the sampling stage, wherein the AAF receives speech signals from the microphone and transmits the signal to an Analog to Digital Converter (ADC);
c. a speech codec encoder module configured to compress/encode speech signals for efficient transmission over wireless channels, wherein the number of CPU/DSP/VLIW processor cycles taken to encode the speech signals are reduced significantly in the speech codec encoder module to draw less power by the mobile device, wherein the encoded signals are transmitted over transmission network via a channel codec encoder, wherein the speech codec encoder module is present at transmitting end;
d. a speech codec decoder module configured to decompress/decode the received compressed speech signal from a channel codec decoder, wherein the number of CPU/DSP/VLIW processor cycles taken to decode the compressed speech signal are reduced significantly in the speech codec decoder module to draw less power by the mobile device, wherein the speech codec decoder module is present at receiving end;
e. an encoder/decoder state variable communicatively coupled with the signal processing chain of the speech codec modules, wherein the state variable parameters are configured to check the status after every frame of speech signal and prevent the failure of software code during the power optimization; and
f. a speech receiver configured to receive decoded speech from a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), wherein the DAC transmits decoded speech signals received from the speech codec decoder module.

US Pat. No. 10,390,302

DATA SCHEDULING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data scheduling apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions;
a bus; and
the processor is configured to communicate with the memory via the bus to execute the processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor-executable instructions, when executed, facilitate:
sending scheduling limitation indication information of a data node to a first communications node, wherein the scheduling limitation indication information includes identifier information corresponding to at least a second communications node and a processing capability requirement of the data node as a result of performing data scheduling by the second communication node on the data node;
receiving data scheduling information from the first communications node according to the scheduling limitation indication information;
wherein when the scheduling limitation indication information comprises information about a period of time within which the data node is in a sleep state relative to the second communications node,
the data scheduling information is determined according to information about (a) a period of time within which the data node is in the sleep state relative to the second communications node, (b) the maximum processing capability information of the data node, and (c) a requirement for performing data transmission between the first communications node and the data node; and
wherein when the scheduling limitation indication information comprises information about a third communications node needing to perform data scheduling on the data node,
the data scheduling information includes information about a processing capability that can be supported by the data node if the third communications node performs data scheduling on the data node according to the information about the period of time within which the data node is in the sleep state relative to the second communications node and the maximum processing capability information of the data node; and
sending uplink data to the first communications node or receiving downlink data from the first communications node, according to the data scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 10,390,373

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING CONNECTION BETWEEN DEVICES

Hangzhou Zhileng Technolo...

1. A system for connecting a plurality of devices, comprising:a first device having a camera, an encoding unit, a transceiver, a connection establishment unit, a processor, and a non-transitory memory for storing computer readable instructions when executed by the processor enables the device to:
remotely capture, via the camera, motion information of a second device manipulated by a user in three-dimensional space along a trajectory;
encode, via the encoding unit, the remotely captured motion information into a corresponding first motion signature;
receive, via the transceiver, from the second device a second motion signature corresponding to said device's motion information;
match, via the connection establishment unit, the two motion signatures; and
establish a connection, via the connection establishment unit, with the second device when a match between the two signatures is determined;
the second device having a MEMS motion sensor, an encoding unit, a transceiver, a connection establishment unit, a processor, and a non-transitory memory for storing computer readable instructions when executed by the processor enables the device to:
capture, via the MEMS motion sensor, its motion information when the second device is manipulated by a user in three-dimensional space along a trajectory;
encode, via the encoding unit, the locally captured motion information into the corresponding second motion signature;
send, via the transceiver, to the first device said second motion signature;
and establish a connection, via the connection establishment unit, with the first device when a match between the first motion signature and said second motion signature is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,390,469

TAPE FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A tape feeder comprising:a feeder main body with a tape path provided therein, the tape path having a first width;
a tape feeding device configured to feed component supply tape to a component pickup position, the component supply tape having cover tape joined to a top surface thereof; and
a cover tape peeling member configured to peel at least a portion of the cover tape from the upper surface of the component supply tape at a position forward of the component pickup position in accordance with feeding operation of the component supply tape, such that a component inside the component supply tape is exposed,
wherein
the cover tape peeling member is exchangeably attached to the tape feeder, and is configured from a half peeling cover tape peeling member for peeling only one side of a joining section out of both sides of the joining section of the cover tape and folding the cover tape from one side such that the component inside the component supply tape is exposed, and a full peeling cover tape peeling member for peeling both sides of the joining section of the cover tape and folding the cover tape over from a front end of the cover tape such that the component inside the component supply tape is exposed,
the tape feed further comprises a cover tape collection device provided at one end of the tape feeder and configured to collect cover tape peeled by the full peeling cover tape peeling member, the cover tape collection device being configured from a cover tape take-up device that pulls the cover tape from the top surface of the component supply tape in a direction opposite to a tape feeding direction,
the half peeling cover tape peeling member has a settable tape width different to that of the full peeling cover tape peeling member, and
the tape feeder further comprises a narrow tape path forming member which is inserted into the tape path when width of the tape is less than the first width, such that a narrower of the half peeling cover tape peeling member and the full peeling cover tape peeling member includes a side wall which abuts a side wall of the narrow tape path forming member so as to provide a gap between the side wall of the narrow tape path forming member and an inner side wall of the feeder main body defining the tape path.

US Pat. No. 10,390,467

HOUSING, CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT, DRIVE ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT

CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRON...

1. A housing for a circuit arrangement, the housing comprising:a housing interior;
a separating wall impermeable to electromagnetic radiation and which divides the housing interior spatially into a first housing interior subregion and a second housing interior subregion, wherein the first housing interior subregion is configured to accommodate a first electrical component comprising a filter component, and the second housing interior subregion is configured to accommodate a second electrical component;
a gap defined by the separating wall providing access to a labyrinthine path for a cable running from the first housing interior subregion to the second housing interior subregion;
a covering plate impermeable to electromagnetic radiation; and
a housing section impermeable to electromagnetic radiation and which directly adjoins the first housing interior subregion;
wherein the separating wall, the covering plate, and the housing section surround the first housing interior subregion three-dimensionally to thereby provide complete electromagnetic shielding of the first housing interior subregion from the second housing interior subregion.

US Pat. No. 10,388,458

ENHANCED STACKING FOR IMPROVED CAPACITANCE

EEStor, INC. Cedar Park, ...

1. A capacitor comprising:a first conductive plate;
a second conductive plate;
a floating conductive plate having a first surface closer to the first conductive plate than to the second conductive plate and having a second surface closer to the second conductive plate than to the first conductive plate, wherein, in response an electric field between the first conductive plate and the second conductive plate, charge separation is induced in the floating conductive plate such that a first charge induced on the first surface has a first polarity and a second charge induced on the second surface has a second polarity, the second polarity different from the first polarity;
a dielectric material separating the floating conductive plate from the first conductive plate and from the second conductive plate;
a third conductive plate and at least one dielectric layer between the third conductive plate and the first conductive plate, wherein the first conductive plate is located between the third conductive plate and the second conductive plate; and
at least one additional floating conductive plate between the third conductive plate and the first conductive plate.

US Pat. No. 10,390,446

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a stand assembly comprising a base plate and a stand frame installed on a top surface of the base plate; a curved center plate positioned above the base plate and comprising a first portion coupled to the stand frame and a second portion extended upward from the first portion; a front display panel positioned above the stand assembly and curved along the curved center plate and coupled to a front surface of the second portion of the curved center plate; and a rear display panel positioned above the stand assembly and curved along the curved center plate and coupled to a rear surface of the second portion of the curved center plate; and a frame bar positioned between the base plate and the curved center plate and coupled to the stand frame; wherein the stand frame comprises: a first stand frame positioned in front of the frame bar and coupled to the front surface of the first portion of the curved center plate; and a second stand frame positioned behind the frame bar and coupled to the rear surface of the first portion of the curved center plate.

US Pat. No. 10,390,384

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING CIRCUIT SWITCH FALLBACK (CSFB) CALL SETUP TIME

MediaTek Inc., Hsinchu (...

8. A method for reducing Circuit Switch Fallback (CSFB) call setup time, which is executed by a mobile communication device, the method comprising:receiving, from a first network supporting only Packet-Switched (PS) services, a rejection message of a Tracking Area Updating (TAU) procedure which is initiated before receiving a request or paging for a CSFB-related call originated from or terminated to the mobile communication device, when the CSFB-related call is pending;
determining whether the rejection message of the TAU procedure comprises a rejection cause with a cause value of 9, 10 or 40 defined in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) specifications for a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based technology; and
in response to the rejection message of the TAU procedure comprising the rejection cause with the cause value of 9, 10 or 40 defined in 3GPP specifications for the LTE-based technology, selecting a second network supporting Circuit-Switched (CS) services to make the CSFB-related call without re-attaching to the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,390,352

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving a CSI-reference signal (CSI-RS) used for measuring a downlink channel and configuration information related to a CSI feedback from a base station (BS);
determining channel quality indicators (CQIs) of at least two cells involved in a joint transmission and control information related to a CQI for the joint transmission of the at least two cells, based on the CSI-RS and the configuration information related to the CSI feedback; and
transmitting feedback information comprising the determined CQIs and the control information to the BS,
wherein the control information comprises a relative value indicating a difference between a data rate receivable by the UE when the at least two cells simultaneously transmit and a data rate corresponding to a greatest CQI among the determined CQIs.

US Pat. No. 10,390,466

EXTERNAL STRUCTURE HEAT SINK

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a structure having an external wall;
a variable frequency drive installed inside the structure, the variable frequency drive having an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) on a rear face of the variable frequency drive;
an internal heat exchanger coupled to the rear face of the variable frequency drive and to a portion of the external wall, wherein the internal heat exchanger is configured to conduct heat away from the IGBT and the external wall is configured to conduct heat away from the external heat exchanger;
an external heat exchanger coupled to the external wall opposite the internal heat exchanger, the external heat exchanger being configured to conduct heat from the external wall; and
an adapter being configured to thermally interface between the external wall and the interior heat exchanger, wherein the external wall has a recess and the adapter is configured to fit at least partially within the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,390,383

TIMER-BASED HANDLING OF MULTIPLE CONNECTION REQUESTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of controlling radio connectivity in a wireless communication network, implemented by a node of the wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving a first request for establishment of a connection between a communication device and the wireless communication network;
upon receiving the first request, starting a timer and establishing a context for the connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network;
receiving a second request for establishment of a connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network; and
depending on a state of the timer when receiving the second request, selecting between:
establishing an additional context for the connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network while maintaining the established context, and
releasing the established context and establishing a new context for the connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,390,468

WIRELESS POWER-TRANSMISSION SHIELD

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A wireless charger comprising:a wireless power transmitter configured to generate an alternating magnetic field at a charging frequency to wirelessly transfer power to a receiver device, a spurious electromagnetic field being further generated as a result of the alternating magnetic field, the spurious electromagnetic field being generated at a spurious frequency different than the charging frequency; and
a shield having an associated conductivity and disposed between the wireless power transmitter and a charging region, the shield configured to:
generate eddy currents at the charging frequency, the eddy currents being at a first level based on the associated conductivity; and
generate other eddy currents at the spurious frequency, the other eddy currents being at a second level that is higher than the first level based on the associated conductivity,
the shield being substantially transparent to the alternating magnetic field based on the first level and lossy to the spurious electromagnetic field based on the second level.

US Pat. No. 10,390,458

LIQUID SUBMERSION COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

LIQUIDCOOL SOLUTIONS, INC...

1. A liquid submersion cooled electronic device, comprising:a device housing defining an interior space and a maximum dielectric cooling liquid level;
heat generating electronic components disposed within the interior space of the device housing;
a dielectric cooling liquid in the interior space, the dielectric cooling liquid submerging and in direct contact with the heat generating electronic components;
a dielectric cooling liquid inlet in the device housing through which dielectric cooling liquid enters the interior space; and
a dielectric cooling liquid outlet weir in the device housing from which dielectric cooling liquid exits the interior space, the dielectric cooling liquid outlet weir is disposed at the maximum dielectric cooling liquid level of the device housing wherein the cooling liquid outlet weir establishes the level of the dielectric cooling liquid within the interior space and establishes a volumetric rate of flow of the dielectric cooling liquid within the interior space that is needed for the cooling of the heat generating electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,390,451

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a module cover at a rear of the display panel, the module cover being coupled to the display panel;
a plate at a rear of the module cover;
an adhesive member attached to at least a part of a front surface of the plate;
a bracket between the module cover and the plate, the bracket being attached to the adhesive member and including an opening and a pipe wall formed around the opening; and
a coupling unit between the module cover and the bracket, the coupling unit including a fixing pin fixing the module cover to the bracket,
wherein the fixing pin includes a pin neck coupled with the pipe wall and a pin head extended from the pin neck.

US Pat. No. 10,390,443

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a housing;
at least one roller positioned inside the housing;
a module cover comprising a plurality of aprons;
a display unit comprising a display panel configured to be rolled around the at least one roller, wherein the display panel is coupled to the module cover and a source printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the display panel;
a motor assembly;
an upper bar coupled to an upper part of the display unit;
at least one support portion having one side coupled to an end of the upper bar and having another side coupled to the motor assembly, the at least one support portion moving the upper bar up and down with an operation of the motor assembly; and
a cable electrically connecting the source PCB to an electronic device inside the housing, wherein at least a portion of the cable passes through through holes of the plurality of aprons,
wherein the plurality of aprons comprise a first apron and an adjacent second apron, and the cable passes through a first through hole of the first apron and into a second through hole of the second apron,
wherein the display panel is configured to be retracted and rolled around the at least one roller inside the housing,
wherein the display panel is further configured to be extended from the housing by the at least one support portion by operation of the motor assembly, and
wherein the through holes of the plurality of aprons are vertically aligned when the display is extended and a portion of the cable between the source PCB and the electronic device inside the housing is vertically passed through the plurality of aprons through the through holes of the plurality of aprons when the display is extended.

US Pat. No. 10,390,370

RESOURCE DETERMINING METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor, coupled with a storage medium configured to store instructions,
wherein the processor is configured to execute the instructions, and when the instructions are executed by the processor, the instructions cause the apparatus to:
determine a narrowband resource available to a machine type communication (MTC) terminal according to a correspondence between the narrowband resource and an index of a preamble sequence used by the apparatus in a random access process, wherein the apparatus is the MTC terminal or a chip for the MTC terminal and the narrowband resource comprises a narrowband frequency resource, and
receive downlink control information for the MTC terminal carried on the determined narrowband resource.

US Pat. No. 10,390,369

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

1. A method for signal transmission by a mobile station in a cell in an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) cellular system, the method comprising:transmitting a ranging signal containing a full ranging sequence in a ranging time slot containing multiple Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, wherein:
the full ranging sequence is composed of multiple concatenated shorter sequence segments, each sequence segment of the full ranging sequence being carried on a block of contiguous subcarriers in an OFDM symbol in the multiple-OFDM-symbol ranging time slot; and
the full ranging sequence is segment-wise orthogonal to other full ranging sequences used in the cell containing the mobile station; and
transmitting data over a data subchannel.

US Pat. No. 10,390,470

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPONENT MOUNTER, AND COMPONENT-MOUNTED BOARD MANUFACTURING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply device which causes a component holding tape that holds a component provided with a body portion and a lead portion to travel such that the component is supplied to a component supply position, the device comprising:a posture maintainer that includes a pair of grip members, each of which includes a tip end portion that extends in a traveling direction of the component holding tape, and that maintains the posture of the component by gripping the body portion of the component having been supplied to the component supply position with the body portion interposed between the tip end portions of the pair of the grip members; and
a pair of cutting members that cut the lead portion of the component having been gripped by the pair of grip members with the lead portion interposed between the pair of cutting members in a direction intersecting the traveling direction of the component holding tape.

US Pat. No. 10,390,464

SERVER HEAT DISSIPATION CHANNEL STRUCTURE

AIC INC., Taoyuan (TW)

1. A server heat dissipation channel structure, used in a server having a plurality of heat generating sources installed therein, comprising:an upper guiding shield having an upper entrance section arranged at a position higher than the heat generating sources and a flow guiding channel extended from the upper entrance section;
a lower guiding shield positioned underneath the upper guide shield, and the lower guiding shield having a lower entrance section and a first heat dissipation channel extended from the lower entrance section; and
a fan having an air output plane facing toward the upper entrance section and the lower entrance section correspondingly at the same time;
wherein the upper guiding shield includes a downward slanted channel at a rear end of the flow guiding channel opposite from a rear end of the first heat dissipation channel; the downward slanted channel converges with the rear end of the first heat dissipation channel in order to form a second heat dissipation channel extended from the first heat dissipation channel; and the first and second heat dissipation channels respectively pass through different said heat generating sources installed inside the server.

US Pat. No. 10,390,462

SERVER CHASSIS WITH INDEPENDENT ORTHOGONAL AIRFLOW LAYOUT

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A chassis comprising:a plurality of compute devices located within a front portion of the chassis;
a plurality of input/output devices located within a back portion of the chassis;
a first plurality of fans located within the front portion of the chassis, wherein the first fans provide a first airflow to only the input/output devices;
a second plurality of fans located within the back portion of the chassis, wherein the second fans provide a second airflow to only the compute devices, wherein the second airflow provided to the compute devices by the second fans is isolated from the second airflow provided to the input/output devices by the first fans; and
a plurality of power supply units including a third plurality of fans, wherein the third fans provide a third airflow to only the power supply units.

US Pat. No. 10,390,447

MULTI PART PLASTIC ASSEMBLY THAT SNAPS INTO OR IS CAPTURED INTO EXISTING PLASTIC OR METAL JUNCTION BOXES, SWITCH BOXES AND RECEPTACLE BOXES TO SIMPLIFY CONNECTION WIRING TO INDIVIDUAL SWITCHES, RECEPTACLES, USB PORTS, GFCIS

Michael Dale McGee, Lake...

1. An apparatus for simplifying installation of electrical receptacles/switches comprising:a. a first box consisting of non-conducting fire-resistant plastic of such size as to fit into a first open front single or multi-gang electrical junction box, said first plastic box has a back part, an open front part, and top and bottom and side parts, and
b. a second box consisting of non-conducting fire resistant plastic containing a plurality of spring tension clamp access holes arranged across the front bottom surface of said second box, said access holes and spring tension clamps to receive a first set of two conductors carrying electrical load current, a second set of two conductors providing an electrical common return, and a third set of two conductors providing an electrical ground return, and a first plurality of pins consisting of an upper row and a bottom row protruding from the front of said second box, said first set of pins in each row of pins electrically connected to a matching pin in said bottom row of said pins and each set of said upper and lower pins connected to at least one of said plurality of spring tension clamps, and
c. a printed circuit board consisting of a plurality of printed circuit traces on the back side of said printed circuit board, said printed circuit board contains a first set of two rows of holes in said printed circuit board with each row consisting of a plurality of holes that are electrically connected to said plurality of printed circuit traces and said holes physically aligned to accept said first set of pins protruding from said back side of said second box, said holes are plated through holes with solder pads electrically connected from the back side of said printed circuit board to said traces on the front side of said printed circuit board via said plated through holes, said first set of pins protruding from said back of said second box extending through said printed circuit board are fixed in place by being soldered to said soldering pads on the back side of said printed circuit board, and a second set of pins of sufficient length with flared ends to prevent said second set of pins soldered to said front side of said printed circuit board from being pulled through said printed circuit board and said second set of pins protruding through said printed circuit board, said pins soldered to said traces such that two of said second set of pins are connected to a said trace carrying electrical load current, two of said second set of pins are connected to a said trace providing an electrical common return, and one of said second set of pins connected to said trace providing a ground return, and four of said second set of pins are round hardened wire with the non-soldered end being rounded over such that they can be inserted into a spring tension clamp hole on the back of an electrical receptacle and said pin soldered to said ground return trace has a ground spade lug on the non-soldered end, and
d. said first box has a cutout at the top back side portion sufficient in size to allow said second box connected to said printed circuit board to protrude through said cutout when said printed circuit board is inserted into said first box, and
e. a plate consisting of non-conducting fire resistant plastic with four round holes and a rectangular hole positioned such that four of said second set of pins and said pin with said spade lug on said non-soldered end can pass through said plate and protrude a sufficient length for four of said pins to be inserted into the back side of said receptacle and be retained by spring tension clamps in the interior of said receptacle and said pin with said spade lug positioned such that said spade lug can be connect to said receptacle by being secured to a ground spade connector on said receptacle through use of a securing screw.

US Pat. No. 10,390,425

GOLDEN FINGER STRUCTURE

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A golden finger structure set on a substrate, comprising:at least one golden finger set on the substrate;
at least one transmission line coupled to the at least one golden finger; and
at least one slot set on the at least one golden finger, wherein the at least one slot is arranged up and down, and adjacent slots of the at least one slot are arranged in an opposite direction;
wherein a width of the at least one slot is set according to a width of the at least one transmission line so that a spacing of the adjacent slots is less than or equal to the width of the at least one transmission line; and
wherein a formula for a number of slots set on the at least one golden finger is:

wherein N expresses the number of the at least one slots, Wg expresses the width of the golden finger, and Wt expresses the width of the transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,390,411

CONTROLLING LIGHTING USING SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF USERS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. Equipment for automatically commissioning a lighting system comprising a plurality of luminaires for illuminating one or more regions within a space, the equipment comprising:a positioning system interface configured to receive signals from a positioning system, indicating a respective location within said space at which each of a plurality of physical entities is detected by the positioning system, each of the entities being a person or a movable nonhuman object;
a controller configured to control the plurality of luminaires and configured to determine a spatial distribution of at least some of said entities based on the locations indicated by the signals from the positioning system, and to determine a region within said space corresponding to said spatial distribution, said region being smaller than said space; and
wherein the controller is configured to identify a group of the luminaires that are arranged to illuminate said region and to store identifiers of the luminaries of the group together as a group in a commissioning database, the group of luminaires being fewer than the plurality of luminaires of the lighting system, and wherein the controller is configured to control the group of luminaires together.

US Pat. No. 10,390,410

MUSIC SELECTION DEVICE FOR GENERATING LIGHTING CONTROL DATA, MUSIC SELECTION METHOD FOR GENERATING LIGHTING CONTROL DATA, AND MUSIC SELECTION PROGRAM FOR GENERATING LIGHTING CONTROL DATA

PIONEER DJ CORPORATION, ...

1. A device for selecting a music piece for generating lighting control data, the device being configured to select, among pieces of music piece data each comprising transition information of characteristic sections that characterize a music structure, a target piece of music piece data suitable for generating the lighting control data for each of the pieces of music piece data, the device comprising:a transition information acquirer configured to acquire the transition information of the characteristic sections in each of the pieces of music piece data;
a characteristic section type determiner configured to determine respective types of the characteristic sections based on the transition information of the characteristic sections acquired by the transition information acquirer; and
a music piece data selector configured to select the target piece of music piece data for generating the lighting control data based on the respective types of the characteristic sections determined by the characteristic section type determiner.

US Pat. No. 10,390,336

METHOD FOR DETERMINING CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT THEREFOR

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a channel quality indicator (CQI) adjustment value for a base station coordination type, the base station coordination type defining which base stations among a plurality of base stations perform coordinated transmission, the CQI adjustment value being set according to traffic loading conditions of the plurality of base stations;
calculating the CQI in reference to the CQI adjustment value; and
transmitting the calculated CQI to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,390,298

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR CELL SELECTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a processor configured to:
measure a received signal communication parameter value of a first cell, wherein the first cell is a cell that can provide a communications service to the terminal device;
determine whether the communication parameter value is greater than a first threshold of the first cell, wherein the first threshold comprises at least a sum of a first minimum threshold of a received signal communication parameter of the first cell and an offset of the first minimum threshold of the received signal communication parameter of the first cell;
if the communication parameter value is less than or equal to the first threshold, obtain a second threshold from a broadcast message, wherein the second threshold comprises at least a sum of the first minimum threshold of the received signal communication parameter of the first cell and an offset of a second minimum threshold of the received signal communication parameter of the first cell, or the second threshold comprises at least a sum of a second minimum threshold of the received signal communication parameter of the first cell and the offset of the first minimum threshold of the received signal communication parameter of the first cell;
determine whether the communication parameter value is greater than the second threshold; and
if the communication parameter value is greater than the second threshold, set the first cell as a serving cell of the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,389,576

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM AND A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for operating a distributed computing system including a plurality of nodes connected in a general network topological sequential manner resulting in M levels, wherein M is a natural number greater than or equal to 3, and wherein each of the M levels includes at least one node, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first node in a first of the M levels to an intermediate node in a second of the M-levels, a first message and storing, by the first node, the first message;
receiving, by the intermediate node, the first message and generating, by the intermediate node after receiving the first message, a second message;
transmitting, by the intermediate node to a third node in a third of the M levels, the second message and receiving, by the intermediate node from the third node, a first acknowledgement message indicating that the second message was successfully received by the third node;
transmitting, by the intermediate node to the first node after receiving the first acknowledgement message, a second acknowledgement message; and
deleting, by the first node in response to receiving the second acknowledgment message, the stored first message.

US Pat. No. 10,390,463

BACKFLOW PREVENTION FOR COMPUTING DEVICES

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

1. A method, comprising:in a server rack having computing devices arranged in a stack, determining that at least two of the computing devices are active and at least one of the computing devices is idle, wherein the idle computing device is disposed between the active computing devices and has a fan operating with reduced fan speeds compared to the active computing devices;
detecting an air temperature at a first region of the idle computing device;
detecting an air temperature at a second region of the idle computing device, wherein the first region is physically nearer an air inlet of the server rack than the second region, and wherein the second region is physically nearer an air outlet of the server rack than the first region;
determining that the idle computing device is in a state of backflow, wherein the state of backflow is created by an outflow of the active computing devices through the idle computing device;
calculating an air flow rate configured to counteract the backflow;
using the calculated air flow rate to increase a speed of the fan of the idle computing device in a direction opposite the backflow, and maintaining the increased fan speed until the idle computing device is power cycled; and
indicating that the backflow has been counteracted.

US Pat. No. 10,390,461

HEAT SINK FOR HEAD UP DISPLAY

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

15. A heat sink for an electronic component, comprising:a base having a convexly shaped surface; and
a plurality of elongate fins projecting from the convexly shaped surface of the base and extending in directions perpendicular to the convexly shaped surface, a proximal end of each said fin having two opposite sides, each said opposite side being connected to the base by a respective chamfer, wherein angular distances between centerlines of adjacent said fins decrease with increasing distance from at least one middlemost one of the fins.

US Pat. No. 10,390,460

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR COOLING OF AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SYSTEMEX-ENERGIES INTERNA...

1. A system for cooling an Integrated Circuit (IC) having at least one surface, the system comprising:a. a vessel for holding a coolant in a liquid phase, the at least one surface being thermally coupled to the coolant to transfer heat generated by the IC to the coolant;
b. the coolant and the IC being characterized by a steady-state Critical Heat Flux (CHF) value;
c. a controller configured for:
i. determine a window of time during which a heat flux from the IC to the coolant can be increased beyond the CHF value;
ii. adjust at least one operational parameter of the IC to increase the heat flux from the IC to the coolant beyond for CHF value during the window of time;
iii. after the expiration of the window of time adjust at least one operational parameter of the IC to decrease the heat flux from the IC to the coolant below the CHF value.

US Pat. No. 10,390,456

CONTROLLER WITH FAN MONITORING AND CONTROL

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHN...

1. An industrial automation controller comprising:a housing that includes a forced convection chamber;
a processor;
a fan module releasably connected to the housing and operatively associated with the forced convection chamber such that the fan module is adapted to induce airflow through the forced convection chamber;
a latch system that releasably connects the fan module to the housing, said latch system comprising: (i) a primary latch that engages the fan module to the housing in an operative installed position of the fan module; and, (ii) a secondary latch that engages the fan module to the housing in an intermediate position of the fan module;
wherein said fan module is selectively movable from said operative installed position where said fan module is operatively located relative to the housing to said intermediate position only by disengagement of the primary latch, and wherein said fan module is movable from said intermediate position to an opened position where said fan module is manually separable from the housing only by disengagement of the secondary latch;
said industrial automation controller further comprising:
a fan interface printed circuit board assembly connected to said housing and comprising a plurality of primary electrical contacts, said fan interface printed circuit board assembly operably connected to said processor;
a plurality of fan module contacts connected to said fan module;wherein said primary contacts respectively electrically mate with and engage said fan module contacts when said fan module is located in its operative installed position for electrically connecting the fan module to the fan interface printed circuit board; and,wherein at least one of the primary contacts and its respective mating fan module contact is configured as a make-last/break-first contact pair such that upon movement of said fan module from its operative installed position to its intermediate position relative to said housing, said make-last/break-first contact pair is electrically disconnected while other fan module contacts remain electrically connected to their respective mating primary contacts such that disconnection of said make-last/break-first contact pair provides input to said processor that said fan module has been moved from its operative installed position to its intermediate position.

US Pat. No. 10,390,455

THERMAL ISOLATION OF CRYO-COOLED COMPONENTS FROM CIRCUIT BOARDS OR OTHER STRUCTURES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:a substantially planar, elongate substrate having a recess in a top surface of the substrate;
a first thermal insulator submerged in the recess of the substrate;
a cover comprising sidewalls and a top portion, wherein inside surfaces of the sidewalls and top portion are covered with a second thermal insulator that, together with the first thermal insulator, defines a thermally-insulated volume;
one or more components to be cooled located over the first thermal insulator and within the thermally-insulated volume;
one or more electrical conductors electrically connected to at least one of the one or more components, each electrical conductor extending laterally over the first thermal insulator and under one of the sidewalls of the cover such that a first portion of the electrical conductor is located within the thermally-insulated volume and a second portion of the electrical conductor is located outside the thermally-insulated volume, wherein the one or more electrical conductors are thermally-insulative at cryogenic temperatures;
one or more conductive traces disposed on the top surface of the substrate outside the thermally-insulated volume, the one or more conductive traces electrically connected to the one or more electrical conductors; and
a dielectric material covering at least the second portion of each electrical conductor that is located outside the thermally-insulated volume and a portion of each conductive trace that is located within the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,390,396

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH MULTIPLE SWITCHES

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) lamp, comprising:a front end and a rear end;
one or more LED arrays with a forward voltage across thereon;
a first bi-pin and a second bi-pin respectively coupled to the front end and the rear end, each of the first bi-pin and the second bi-pin protruding outwards to receive an input alternating current (AC) voltage;
an anti-electric-shock module comprising a first ground reference, the anti-electric-shock module configured to detect an electric shock and to prevent a shock current, if occurred, from flowing into either the first bi-pin or the second bi-pin when the input AC voltage is a line voltage from AC mains;
a front-end module and a rear-end module, wherein the front-end module comprises four front-end diodes and is coupled to the first bi-pin and the first ground reference, wherein the rear-end module comprises two rear-end diodes, coupled to the second bi-pin, and two voltage reduction circuits coupled between the first bi-pin and the second bi-pin, and wherein the four front-end diodes and the two rear-end diodes are configured to manage electric current flows and to convert the input AC voltage into a first direct current (DC) voltage;
an LED driving circuit, wherein the LED driving circuit comprises a second ground reference, an input filter, a power factor correction (PFC) and control device, a first at least one electronic switch controlled by the PFC and control device, a current sensing resistor, a diode, a transformer with current charging and discharging thereof controlled by the first at least one electronic switch, a resistor, an output capacitor coupled in parallel with the resistor and connected to the transformer to build up a DC output voltage, and an alternate power unit, and wherein the LED driving circuit is configured to receive and convert the first DC voltage into the DC output voltage greater than the forward voltage across the one or more LED arrays to operate thereon; and
at least one switch control module coupled between the second ground reference and the first ground reference, the at least one switch control module configured to receive an AC signal voltage from the second bi-pin and to control the second ground reference to connect to the first ground reference when the input AC voltage is from a ballast, wherein, responsive to detecting zero current in the transformer within each AC cycle of the input AC voltage, the PFC and control device generates control signals to turn the first at least one electronic switch “on” and “off”, producing an LED current to drive the one or more LED arrays;
wherein, when applied to the first bi-pin, the line voltage from the AC mains is electrically coupled to the four front-end diodes;
wherein, when applied across the first bi-pin and the second bi-pin, the line voltage from the AC mains is electrically coupled to two of the four front-end diodes and the two rear-end diodes with the anti-electric-shock module operated to prevent a leakage current flowing into either the first bi-pin or the second bi-pin, whichever exposed to an installer;
wherein, when applied across the first bi-pin and the second bi-pin, the input AC voltage from the ballast is electrically coupled to two of the four front-end diodes and the two rear-end diodes with a first return current flowing through the at least one switch control module; and
wherein, when applied across the first bi-pin and the second bi-pin, an input AC voltage from a low-frequency reference ballast for testing the electric shock is electrically coupled to two of the four front-end diodes and the two rear-end diodes with a second return current prevented from flowing through the at least one switch control module.

US Pat. No. 10,390,324

ADAPTIVE MEASUREMENT REPORT MAPPING FOR UE POSITIONING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining, based on at least one parameter related to one or more measurement configurations, one out of a plurality of measurement report mappings,
wherein the plurality of measurement report mappings has different resolutions: and
mapping, by using the determined measurement report mapping, measurement data to at least one measurement indicator, the mapping being based on at least one taken from the group consisting of an adaptable resolution of a measurement and a resolution configuration of a measurement;
wherein the measurement comprises a measurement of at least one taken from the group consisting of a bandwidth and a sampling rate of at least one positioning signal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,465

KNEE RETAINER WITH A HEAT-CONDUCTING DEVICE

DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE ...

7. A vehicle, comprising:a region which is to be protected against temperature effects caused by tempered air;
a knee bracket having at least one deflector device configured to deflect the tempered air in such a manner that the tempered air is conducted past the region;
an entertainment system configured to conduct the tempered air that has been tempered by the entertainment system to the at least one deflector device arranged on the knee bracket; and
an air conditioning system with a temperature sensor,
wherein at least one of the knee bracket or the entertainment system are at least partially arranged in a region within a knee impact region of the vehicle, and
wherein the temperature sensor is arranged on the vehicle in such a manner that the tempered air from the entertainment system is conducted by the at least one deflector device of the knee bracket past the temperature sensor in such a manner that an interior temperature of the vehicle is correctly detected independently of the tempered air by the temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,390,459

ARRANGEMENT FOR COOLING COMPONENTS OF A SUBSEA ELECTRIC SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An arrangement for cooling components of a subsea electric system, comprising:a tank configured for installation in subsea water, the tank filled with a dielectric fluid, the tank comprising a first section and a second section;
at least one first electric component located within the first section;
at least one second electric component located within the second section;
a first heat exchanger located outside the tank and in fluid contact with the tank, and arranged to during operation be in thermal contact with the subsea water; and
a pump arranged to force a flow of the dielectric fluid through the first heat exchanger;
wherein the flow of the dielectric fluid in the tank is by natural convection and by forced convection generated by the pump;
wherein the dielectric fluid flows from the tank into the first heat exchanger at an outlet of the tank, and the dielectric fluid flows back into the tank from the first heat exchanger at an inlet of the tank, wherein both the outlet and the inlet of the tank are located in the second section of the tank:
wherein the at least one first electric component generates more heat than the at least one second electric component, and in that within the first section a share of the flow by natural convection is greater than within the second section.

US Pat. No. 10,390,454

VERTICAL ADJUSTABLE CABLE MANAGEMENT ARM

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An equipment rack, comprising:a plurality of chassis slots arranged vertically, each chassis slot able to hold at least one removable electronic device;
a pair of side rails supporting the plurality of chassis slots; and
an adjustable cable management arm on one end of the side rails spaced away from the chassis slots, the adjustable cable management arm having at least a first vertical position allowing access to one of the chassis slots, and a second vertical position allowing access to another one of the chassis slots blocked by the cable management arm when the cable management arm is in the first vertical position,
wherein the cable management arm includes a slide bracket that is capable of being adjusted relative to one of the side rails,
wherein the side rail includes a mounting tab having a vertical slot,
wherein the mounting tab includes a pin inserted in the vertical slot of the mounting tab, wherein the pin is moveable in the slot,
wherein the equipment rack comprises a locking mechanism on the cable management arm that locks the arm to the mounting tab to fix the cable management arm in either the first or second vertical position, and
wherein actuating the locking mechanism to a release position allows the slide bracket and the mounting bracket to be articulated linearly allowing vertical movement of the cable management arm.

US Pat. No. 10,390,452

CHIP CARD SECURING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE APPLYING THE SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. A chip card securing assembly detachably received in a body of an electronic device, the chip card securing assembly comprising:a tray, the tray comprising
a receiving portion comprising a first end and a second end, the second end defining a receive slot;
a holding portion extended from an upper portion of the first end and configured to hold a chip card;
a connector received in the receiving portion and exposed from the receive slot;
a pushing member comprising a first pushing piece and a second pushing piece; and
a ridge portion formed on a bottom surface of the receiving portion and extending from the second end towards the first end, the pushing member positioned below the receiving portion and interacting with an end of the ridge;
wherein the first pushing piece comprises a pushing portion and a gear portion, the second pushing piece comprises a gear portion structurally same as the gear portion of the first pushing piece, but lacking the pushing portion of the first pushing piece, the second pushing piece engages to the first pushing piece through the gear portion, the pushing portion of the first pushing piece is configured for receiving external force, a side of the gear portion of the second pushing piece is configured for pressing against the end of the ridge portion for pushing the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,390,448

CURVED DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED DISPLAY AREA

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a first display unit and a second display unit each including a planar portion for displaying an image from a front of the display device, a curved portion extending from the planar portion and configured to display an image, and a side portion extending from the curved portion and configured to display an image from a side of the display device, the first display unit and the second display unit overlapping along a direction perpendicular to the planar portion of the first display unit and bonded to each other at the side portion of the first display unit; and
an adhesive layer bonding the first display unit to the second display unit and overlapping the side portion of the first display unit and the side portion of the second display unit along the direction perpendicular to the planar portion of the first display unit, wherein the first display unit includes a first display panel for displaying an image and a first cover window for covering a display side of the first display panel, and wherein the adhesive layer directly contacts both the first display panel and the first cover window.

US Pat. No. 10,390,433

METHODS OF FORMING CONDUCTIVE AND RESISTIVE CIRCUIT STRUCTURES IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT OR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:electrical circuitry;
a selectively sintered layer consisting of metallic nanoparticles, wherein:
a first portion of the selectively sintered layer has a first electrical resistivity based in part on a first patterning of the metallic nanoparticles, wherein the first portion of the layer is a meandered shape;
a second portion of the selectively sintered layer has a second electrical resistivity based in part on a second patterning of the metallic nanoparticles, wherein the second electrical resistivity is lower than the first electrical resistivity; and
the selectively sintered layer having a gradient resistive portion that extends along a length from a first end to a second end of the selectively sintered layer and has an electrical resistivity profile that varies along at least a portion of the length; and
conductive material connecting the electrical circuitry to at least one of the first and second portions.

US Pat. No. 10,390,377

LOCAL BREAKOUT IN SMALL CELL ARCHITECTURE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory including a computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform operations comprising:
maintain a primary connection by the apparatus to a user terminal configured to operate using dual connectivity;
maintain a first control interface by the apparatus to a first radio node maintaining a secondary connection to the user terminal configured to operate using dual connectivity, the first radio node providing a local gateway for the user terminal;
maintain a second control interface by the apparatus to a core network and emulate the local gateway towards the core network by implementing a co-located local gateway proxy function at the apparatus and by providing control plane functions of the local gateway provided by the first radio node towards the core network over the second control interface; and
relay control messages related to the local gateway between the core network and the first radio node over the first control interface.

US Pat. No. 10,390,361

SELF-CONTAINED TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) SUBFRAME STRUCTURE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications in a synchronous network for a subordinate entity to communicate with a scheduling entity utilizing a plurality of subframes on a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, wherein each of the plurality of subframes comprises a header, a data portion, and an acknowledgement portion, the method comprising:communicating bi-directional data in the header of a subframe of the plurality of subframes;
receiving scheduling information in the header of the subframe;
transmitting or receiving data information corresponding to the scheduling information in the data portion of the subframe, wherein the data information is associated with the scheduling entity and includes all data packets scheduled in the header; and
transmitting or receiving acknowledgement information corresponding to the data information in the acknowledgement portion of the subframe, wherein all of the data packets in the data portion are acknowledged in the acknowledgement portion.

US Pat. No. 10,390,357

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a device to transmit and receive data with a base station in a wireless communication system supporting a V2X (Vehicle-to-everything) service, the method comprising:establishing a link for transmitting and receiving messages with the base station;
entering an idle state; and
transmitting a message through a first resource allocated by the base station based on a specific condition in the idle state or through a second resource for contention based transmission to the base station,
wherein the specific condition is determined by one of a message type, message size, or first energy level of the second resource, or a mobility of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,453

CABLE CONNECTION SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A cable connection system, comprising:a base;
a tube enveloping electrical cabling, said cabling electrically connected to base connectors of the base, said base configured to be physically and electrically connected to a rack, wherein the base is at a fixed distance from the tube and is configured to rotate around a center axis of the tube over an angular range encompassing from more than zero degrees to less than 360 degrees; and
the rack, wherein the rack is physically and electrically connected to the base, wherein the rack is detachable from the base, wherein the rack includes electronic equipment units, wherein rack connectors of the rack are electrically connected to one or more of the base connectors of the base, and wherein the rack and the base are configured to rotate together around the center axis of the tube over the angular range.

US Pat. No. 10,390,445

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising: a stand assembly; a center frame correspondingly coupled to an upper portion of the stand assembly, the center frame having a curved surface comprising a concave surface and a convex surface; a first display panel curved along the curved surface coupled to the concave surface, and including a first edge, a first displaying area which an image is displayed, and a first non-displaying area which an image is not displayed and positioned between the first edge and the first displaying area; and a second display panel curved along the curved surface, coupled to the convex surface, and including a second edge, a second displaying area which an image is displayed, and a second-non displaying area which an image is not displayed and positioned between the second edge and the second displaying area, wherein the second non-displaying area and at least a portion of the second displaying area covers the first non-displaying area without covering the first displaying area.

US Pat. No. 10,390,398

CONTROL UNIT FOR A LED ASSEMBLY AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A circuit for driving a LED assembly comprising at least one LED illumination device, the circuit comprising a switched mode converter configured to generate an LED current to drive the LED assembly,the circuit further comprising:
a reference signal generator for generating a reference signal, the reference signal setting an LED current value of the LED current;
and
a controller to control an operation of the reference signal generator,
wherein the reference signal generator is controllable by the controller to provide at least three different reference signal values, and
wherein the controller controls the reference signal generator in a modulation cycle time, the modulation cycle time comprising plural modulation cycle time parts, each modulation cycle time part comprising plural switching cycles of the switched mode converter,
the controller controlling the reference signal generator to sequentially provide at least two different reference signal values of the reference signal, each one of the at least two different reference signal values of the reference signal during a respective modulation cycle time part of the modulation cycle time, the at least two different reference signal values being non-zero,
the controller thereby causing the switched mode converter to provide at least two different LED current values each during the respective modulation cycle time part of the modulation cycle time,
a first one of the reference signal values during a first one of the modulation cycle time parts providing that the switched mode converter generates a first one of the LED current values of the LED current associated with the first one of the reference signal values during the first one of the modulation cycle time parts, and
a second one of the reference signal values during a second one of the modulation cycle time parts providing that the switched mode converter generates a second one of the LED current values of the LED current associated with the second one of the reference signal values during the second one of the modulation cycle time parts.

US Pat. No. 10,390,395

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH A BATTERY BACKUP CONTROL

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:one or more LED arrays;
a rechargeable battery;
a full-wave rectifier configured to convert a line voltage from alternate-current (AC) mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage;
an input filter configured to suppress an electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise;
a power switching driver comprising a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, a first rectifier and a second rectifier on the secondary side of the transformer, and a power factor correction (PFC) and control circuit, the power switching driver coupled to the full-wave rectifier via the input filter and configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage and a third DC voltage, respectively, via the first rectifier and the second rectifier;
a battery charging circuit comprising a voltage control circuit, a current control circuit, and a first transistor circuit, the battery charging circuit configured to receive and regulate the third DC voltage into a fourth DC voltage to charge the rechargeable battery to a battery terminal voltage;
a battery-operated driver comprising an input transistor and a constant current driver, the constant current driver configured to convert the battery terminal voltage into a fifth DC voltage; and
a detection and control circuit comprising multiple transistor circuits, the detection and control circuit configured to control the input transistor and to enable or disable the constant current driver,
wherein:
the second DC voltage is utilized to operate the one or more LED arrays with a full lumen output when the line voltage from the AC mains is available; and
the fifth DC voltage is utilized to operate the one or more LED arrays with a reduced lumen output relative to the full lumen output when the battery-operated driver is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,390,385

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING SECONDARY CELL DEACTIVATION TIMER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the UE, a message for an interest of a multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) service to a network, wherein the MBMS service is broadcasted via a secondary cell (SCell);
receiving, by the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message for addition of the SCell from the network;
activating, by the UE, the SCell on a frequency related to the MBMS service;
starting, by the UE, a SCell deactivation timer for the SCell;
receiving, by the UE, the MBMS service via the SCell on the frequency;
detecting that the SCell deactivation timer expires in a first transmission time interval TTI;
in response to the SCell deactivation timer expiring in the first TTI occurring while the UE is receiving the MBMS service via the SCell on the frequency in the first TTI, restarting, by the UE, the SCell deactivation timer at a second TTI which is an upcoming TTI of the first TTI; and
re-activating, by the UE, the SCell upon restart of the SCell deactivation timer.

US Pat. No. 10,390,321

TIMING ADVANCE ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station, comprising:a receiver configured to acquire, from a first user equipment, timing information including a link identifier of a D2D link between the first user equipment and a second user equipment, and a timing relationship between the first user equipment and the second user equipment;
a processor configured to:
determine whether the first user equipment and the second user equipment are in a same D2D cluster,
acquire a timing advance (TA) adjustment value of the D2D link between the first user equipment and the second user equipment according to the timing relationship between the first user equipment and the second user equipment, a timing relationship between the base station and the first user equipment, and a timing relationship between the base station and the second user equipment, wherein the timing relationships comprise propagation delays, and
acquire a TA command comprising the TA adjustment value, wherein the TA command is used to adjust a signal sending time of a TA command receive end, and the TA command receive end is one of the first user equipment or the second user equipment; and
a transmitter configured to send a notification to the first user equipment or the second user equipment for establishing the D2D link based on the first user equipment and the second user equipment being in a same D2D cluster, and send the TA command to the TA command receive end.

US Pat. No. 10,390,320

ENHANCED NODE B (ENB) AND METHOD FOR MTC COEXISTENCE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a bandwidth-limited user equipment (UE) configured for machine-type communication (MTC), the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry, configured to:decode, from signaling received from a Base Station (BS), a MTC physical downlink control channel (MPDCCH) intended for the bandwidth-limited UE, the MPDCCH having a narrower bandwidth than PDCCH and including downlink control information (DCI), the MPDCCH DCI having a non-legacy DCI format and indicating a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) subframe assignment for the bandwidth-limited UE;
decode the PDSCH, in a first subframe according to the MPDCCH DCI, wherein the PDSCH is received a predetermined number of subframes after a last subframe in which the MPDCCH is received, and wherein a starting symbol for an initial subframe in which the MPDCCH is transmitted is configured by the BS,
wherein the PDSCH in the first subframe includes a system information block (SIB) in a narrowband portion of the first subframe, and wherein the MPDCCH DCI indicates a plurality of PDSCH subframes for the bandwidth-limited UE that are configured to repeat according to the BS; and
memory, configured to store at the least the MPDCCH DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,387,851

PAYING A REWARD TO A SECOND ACCOUNT BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS BEING MET BY A FIRST ACCOUNT

KASASA, LTD., Austin, TX...

1. A computer-implemented method for applying rewards to accounts at a financial institution, the method comprising:a) providing a reward plan, which includes an interest rate plan for applying interest rates to depository accounts at the financial institution, the interest rate plan comprising:
(i) a plurality of tiers for a first account, wherein each of the tiers correspond to an account balance range,
(ii) a base rate for each tier in the plurality of tiers for the first account,
(iii) one or more rate levels for the first account, wherein
(A) each of the first account rate levels has qualification criteria associated therewith,
(B) the qualification criteria for each of the first account rate levels comprises at least one account level qualification criteria and at least one account transaction qualification criteria,
(C) for each first account rate level, each tier in the plurality of tiers has an alternate interest rate, and
(D) for each first account rate level, at least a first tier in the plurality of tiers has a first alternate interest rate that is a higher-than-market interest rate;
(iv) a second account linked to the first account, the second account having at least one base rate and at least one rate level with a reward alternate interest rate;
b) designating the first account to receive a reward based upon the reward plan;
c) determining if the second account is linked to the designated first account;
d) providing an application program for implementing the method in communication with a core processor system for the financial institution over a communications network;
e) associating the core processor system with a rate type from a plurality of rate types that is suitable for communicating the one or more rate levels to the core processor system;
f) providing at least one memory accessible by the application program that includes:
(i) the reward plan; and
(ii) an accounting period associated with the reward plan;
g) accessing, via the application program, the accounting period associated with said reward plan;
h) accessing, via the application program, the reward plan including (i) the qualification criteria for the one or more first account rate levels (ii) the at least one rate level for the second account;
i) accessing, via the application program, account criteria data for the first account during the accounting period;
j) determining whether the account criteria data for the designated first account qualifies the first account for a reward for the accounting period;
k) determining, via the application program, whether the account criteria data for the designated first account meets for the accounting period (i) at least one account level qualification criteria for one of the one or more first account rate levels and (ii) at least one account transaction qualification criteria for one of the one or more rate levels;
l) upon determining that the designated first account meets the qualification criteria for one of the one or more first account rate levels, instructing the core processor system to apply the reward alternate interest rate to the second account for the accounting period, wherein the instructing includes converting the determined rate level of the second account into a code for transmission to the core processor using the associated rate type, generating an instruction that includes the code, and sending the instruction to the core processor system to adjust the interest to be paid or accrued by the core processor system for the second account;
m) upon determining that (i) the account criteria data for the designated first account does not meet the qualification criteria for any of the one or more first account rate levels of the reward plan, and (ii) that the account criteria data for the designated first account qualifies for the application of the at least one base rate, instructing the core processor system to apply the at least one base rate to the second account for the accounting period; and
n) determining how the reward interest earned by the second account should be credited.

US Pat. No. 10,390,457

NORMALLY OPEN ANTI-RECIRCULATION SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

17. An apparatus comprising:a frame having a perimeter that defines a planar opening within the frame;
a set of louvers spanning from a first edge of the opening to an opposite edge of the opening, each louver pivotally connected to the frame such that each louver is capable of rotating within a range between a closed position and an open position, wherein a flow of air in a first direction through the opening rotates the set of louvers from the open position to the closed position and a flow of air in a second direction opposite of the first direction through the opening rotates the set of louvers from the closed position to the open position such that the flow of air in the second direction moves freely through the opening;
a set of physical obstructions, the set of physical obstructions obstructing the rotation of the set of louvers such that the set of physical obstructions prevents the set of louvers from rotating beyond the open position;
a component compartment into which the frame is installed, such that the flow of air moving freely in the second direction through the opening flows into the component compartment;
a first air-circulation mechanism configured to push air through the opening in the second direction when the first air-circulation mechanism is activated;
at least a second air-circulation mechanism configured to push air into the component compartment when activated, wherein the at least the second air-circulation mechanism creates a positive air pressure in the component compartment when pushing air into the component compartment, and wherein the second air-circulation mechanism does not push air through the opening in the second direction;
wherein each louver of the set of louvers is offset at a first acute angle to the planar opening in the closed position and offset at a second acute angle from the planar opening in the open position, the second acute angle being greater than the first acute angle;
wherein the set of louvers remains in the open position in the absence of a flow of air in the first direction through the opening and in the second direction through the opening;
wherein the positive air pressure causes the set of louvers to move from the open position to the closed position when the first air-circulation mechanism is not activated; and
wherein each louver in the set of louvers is in an airfoil shape.

US Pat. No. 10,390,449

ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOR RAIL MOUNTING

1. An electrical device for rail mounting, said electrical device comprising:a housing having a rail receiving recess therein, at least one edge of said recess being defined by an end region of a latch member that is movable relative to the housing in a direction transverse to the recess, and
resilient means biasing the latch member to move in a direction to reduce the width of said recess,
wherein said resilient means comprise a torsion spring having a first leg and a second leg deflectable around a hinge region, said first leg resting against a protrusion of the housing, and said second leg resting against the latch member, and
wherein the housing includes a retention pin that compresses the torsion spring in an open position of the latch member.

US Pat. No. 10,390,423

CROSSTALK MITIGATION FOR PCB TO DIE TRANSITION IN SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A device, comprising:a chip-set comprised of superconducting materials;
at least one superconducting data line attached to chip-set dies by a set of wire bonds; and
magnetic shielding walls that respectively isolate the set of wire bonds.

US Pat. No. 10,390,419

COMPACT SRF BASED ACCELERATOR

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. An accelerator comprising:at least one accelerator cavity;
an electron gun;
at least one thermally conductive cavity cooler configured to be in thermally conductive contact with said accelerator cavity;
a refrigeration source connected to a cold tip, said refrigeration source configured to conduct thermal energy away from said cold tip; and
a cooling connector connected to said cold tip and connected to said cavity cooler, wherein said cooling connector provides a thermally conductive connection between said cold tip and said cavity cooler.

US Pat. No. 10,390,418

BEAM ENERGY DISPERSION ADJUSTING MECHANISM FOR SUPERCONDUCTING PROTON CYCLOTRON

HEFEI CAS ION MEDICAL AND...

1. A beam energy dispersion adjusting mechanism for a superconducting proton cyclotron, comprising a vacuum cavity; whereinbases are symmetrically mounted on four sides of an outer wall of the vacuum cavity; an electric cylinder and a transmission mechanism are mounted on each of the four bases;
a jaws block and a position fixing plate are correspondingly provided on an inner wall of the vacuum cavity at each face;
the transmission mechanism comprises an oil-free sleeve, a moving connecting rod, a corrugated pipe and an electric cylinder connecting block;
both ends of the electric cylinder connecting block are respectively connected with the moving connecting rod and the electric cylinder through threads;
the position fixing plate is fixed onto the moving connecting rod; and
the jaws block is fixedly connected with the position fixing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,390,417

PLASMA TORCH

Glass Expansion PTY. Limi...

1. A demountable tube for a plasma torch assembly, the tube comprising:an open tubular body for radially surrounding a plasma within the tubular body, the tubular body comprising a wall; and
a mounting feature projecting from the tubular body for at least one of: (i) controlling alignment of the tubular body with respect to a mounting portion of a plasma torch assembly, and (ii) releasably securing the tubular body to a portion of the plasma torch assembly;
wherein the tubular body has a transmission zone that includes a plurality of holes through said wall; and
wherein the open tubular body is opaque.

US Pat. No. 10,390,415

SYNCHRONIZED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND CONTROL OF RANDOMLY PLACED LIGHTS

Create Technologies, Inc....

1. A lighting system comprising:one or more electrically activated lights placed upon a surface or object, wherein each of the electrically activated light is attached to a discrete control circuit and incorporating a switch and communication means to receive an information packet providing information on the associated on time for the light;
an image processing system comprising:
a camera to obtain sequential images of the lights over time during the synchronization process,
an image processor to correlate the position of each of the lights with the object or surface during the synchronization process,
a data merge system to overlay a desired lighting scheme with each of the positioned lights on the object or surface during the synchronization process,
a transmitter, and
a receiver to accept information from the image processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,390,414

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OUTDOOR LUMINAIRE WIRELESS CONTROL

EXPRESS IMAGING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A wireless adapter system for operating luminaires in conjunction with a separate and distinct network control node, the network control node which includes a first network control node radio that provides wireless communications with a remotely located central management system, the wireless adapter system comprising:a housing;
a first adapter system radio housed by the housing, the first adapter system radio operable to provide wireless communications with at least one of wireless light sources or wireless luminaires;
at least one processor housed by the housing, the at least one processor communicatively coupled to the first adapter system radio; and
a network control node interface that is accessible from an exterior of the housing of the wireless adapter system to couple the network control node to the housing, the network control node interface comprising a physical interface to physically coupled the network control node thereto and a communications interface to communicatively couple the first network control node radio with the at least one processor of the wireless adapter system; and
at least one nontransitory processor-readable storage medium operatively coupled to the at least one processor of the wireless adapter system and storing at least one of data or instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor of the wireless adapter system, cause the at least one processor of the wireless adapter system to:
cause the first adapter system radio to: wirelessly send data or instructions to the at least one of wireless light sources or wireless luminaires.

US Pat. No. 10,390,413

WIRELESSLY CONTROLLABLE COMMUNICATION MODULE

A9.com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A first lighting device comprising:a wireless communication interface;
a camera;
a motion sensor; one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
detecting an object using the motion sensor;
generating, using the camera, video data representing one or more images;
transmitting, using the wireless communication interface, the video data to a remote electronic device; and
transmitting, using the wireless communication interface, a signal to a second lighting device, the signal representing an instruction to change an illumination of a light source of the second lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,409

OPTICAL MODULE

Hisense Broadband Multime...

1. An optical module, comprising:a circuit board having an upper surface and a lower surface;
an upper heat dissipation layer having a first surface and a second surface, and disposed on the upper surface of the circuit board with the first surface facing the circuit board;
a lower heat dissipation layer disposed on the lower surface of the circuit board;
a laser driver disposed on the second surface of the upper heat dissipation layer over the upper surface of the circuit board;
a limiting amplifier disposed on the second surface of the upper heat dissipation layer over the upper surface of the circuit board; and
a plurality of via holes disposed in a first projection region of the laser driver and a second projection region of the limiting amplifier on the circuit board, wherein:
the plurality of via holes penetrate the circuit board and connect the upper heat dissipation layer on the upper surface and the lower heat dissipation layer on the lower surface of the circuit board, and
the plurality of via holes are filled with a heat conductor connecting the upper heat dissipation layer on the upper surface and the lower heat dissipation layer on the lower surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,390,389

FLEXIBLE ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible organic light-emitting display apparatus comprising:a first protection film;
a flexible substrate on the first protection film;
a pixel electrode on the flexible substrate;
an organic emission layer on the pixel electrode;
a counter electrode on the organic emission layer;
a thin film encapsulation layer disposed on the counter electrode and including at least an organic film and at least an inorganic film, an end portion of the thin film encapsulation layer extends beyond an end of the counter electrode and partially covers an area of the flexible substrate on which the counter electrode is not disposed;
a second protection film on the thin film encapsulation layer and covering the thin film encapsulation layer; and
an optical film on the second protection film.

US Pat. No. 10,390,364

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING SPECTRUM ACCESS

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ...

1. A process for dynamically controlling spectrum access, the process comprising:collecting occupancy data of a primary user of a wireless communication channel;
applying a nonparametric estimation to the occupancy data;
determining a cumulative hazard function of the occupancy data, based on the nonparametric estimation;
receiving a service request to occupy the wireless communication channel from a secondary user;
accepting the service request from the secondary user if the wireless communication channel is unoccupied by the primary user;
calculating a maximum duration for which the secondary user may occupy the wireless communication channel by:
taking a difference in value of the cumulative hazard function at a time of the service request and at a time of completion of a transmission of the secondary user; and
comparing the difference to a threshold value comprising a probability that a remaining idle time of the primary user is greater than an occupation time of the wireless communication channel of the secondary user;
granting access to the secondary user for occupation of the wireless communication channel if the probability is greater than a selected probability threshold; and
denying access to the secondary user for occupation of the wireless communication channel if the probability is less than the selected probability threshold to dynamically control spectrum access.

US Pat. No. 10,390,360

WIRELESS DEVICE SCHEDULING REQUEST IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising:
configuration parameters of a plurality of cells comprising:
a primary cell with a primary physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and
a secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH;
a first indication, for the primary PUCCH, indicating a scheduling request (SR) maximum number of transmissions;
a second indication, for the secondary PUCCH, indicating the SR maximum number of transmissions; and
an SR prohibit timer indication for an SR timer; and
based on an SR counter being less than the SR maximum number of transmissions in a first SR subframe:
incrementing the SR counter;
instructing a physical layer to signal an SR associated with an SR process on a valid PUCCH resource for the SR; and
starting the SR timer with an expiration duration value based, at least, on the SR prohibit timer indication, regardless of which of the primary PUCCH and the secondary PUCCH is used for transmission of the SR.

US Pat. No. 10,390,330

METHODS, WIRELESS DEVICE, RADIO BASE STATION AND SECOND NETWORK NODE FOR MANAGING EPS BEARER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed by a wireless device, wherein the method comprises:generating a request, requesting set up of an Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer between the wireless device and a Packet Gateway (PGW) in the wireless network, the request indicating a required probability of fulfilling one or more quality-of-service requirements of a service to be supported by the EPS bearer;
sending the request to a control node in the wireless network that is associated with setting up the EPS bearer;
receiving an indication of a relationship between the required probability of fulfilling the one or more quality-of-service requirements and an estimated probability of fulfilling the one or more quality-of-service requirements, as estimated by the wireless network for the EPS bearer; and
setting a mode of operation of the wireless device with respect to the service, in dependence on the indicated relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,390,316

METHODS OF ENABLING MEASUREMENTS FOR HANDLING OF A DEVICE-TO-DEVICE D2D SIDE LINK IN A CELLULAR SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of enabling measurements for handling of a device-to-device (D2D) side link in a cellular system, the method being performed in a first D2D device and comprising:providing, to a second D2D device, information relating to a first transmission power of a first transmission between the first D2D device and the second D2D device, wherein the first transmission power is used by the first D2D device, wherein the information further comprises information about an interval during which the first transmission power is considered constant; and
receiving, from the second D2D device, a measurement report based on the information relating to the first transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,386,894

ROTATABLE COUPLING DEVICE APPLIED TO FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SCREEN

First Dome Corporation, ...

1. A rotatable coupling device applied to a flexible display screen, comprising two folding sections, a hinge disposed between the two folding sections and two responsive structures, each of the responsive structures include a displaceable section and a non-displaceable section relatively movably assembled with each other, the displaceable section being connected on a respective one of the folding sections, and a flexible plate bridged between the non-displaceable sections on two sides of the hinge, each of the responsive structures being relatively displaceable toward or away from the hinge, the folding sections being unfoldable/foldable around a rotational center of the hinge as an axis, the responsive structures being unfoldable/foldable along with the folding sections, whereby the responsive structures are displaceable relative to the hinge to absorb the bending deformation amount caused during the unfolding/folding of the hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,390,450

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:
at least one bay to enable insertion of a component therein;
a horizontally-oriented upper wall;
a horizontally-oriented lower wall;
two vertically-oriented sidewalls coupled to the upper and lower walls;
four integrated handles, the handles being located near different corners of the upper wall of the enclosure and configured to transition from a recessed position to an extended position; and
wherein the handles are configured to be gripped by a hand when in the extended position,
wherein a first handle of the four integrated handles is positioned within or on an exterior of a first sidewall of the two vertically-oriented sidewalls of the enclosure when in the recessed position,
wherein a second handle of the four integrated handles is positioned within or on an exterior of a second sidewall of the two vertically-oriented sidewalls of the enclosure when in the recessed position,
wherein the handles are configured to extend higher than the upper wall of the enclosure when in the extended position, and
wherein the handles are configured to enable installation of the enclosure into the rack system by retracting to within an outer profile of the enclosure when in the recessed position; and
wherein the enclosure is configured to prevent one or more of the four integrated handles from transitioning from the recessed position to the extended position in response to the component being inserted in the at least one bay to prevent the one or more of the four integrated handles from being accessed while the component is in the at least one bay of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,390,444

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co. Ltd.,...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a bendable area; and
a panel support portion overlying the display panel and comprising a multi-joint member to support the bendable area,
wherein the multi-joint member includes a plurality of joint portions sequentially arranged in a first direction and combined to each other to rotate with respect to one another, and the joint portions each comprise a support side arranged toward the bendable area,
wherein the joint portions each comprise two elastic plates at respective edges of the support side in the first direction,
wherein the joint portions each comprise a main body,
wherein the elastic plates each include a fixed terminal connected to the main body and an unfixed terminal opposite to the fixed terminal,
wherein the unfixed terminal is spaced apart from the main body in an unfolded state, and
wherein the support side is between the display panel and the main body along a thickness direction of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,390,438

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SUBSTRATE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of forming an integrated circuit (IC) package substrate comprising:providing a package substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the package substrate including a first dielectric layer forming the first side, and a second dielectric layer forming the second side, a central core comprising one or more dies being disposed between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer;
depositing a first surface finish on one or more electrical routing features disposed on the first side of a package substrate and on one or more lands disposed on the second side, the first dielectric layer comprising an outer surface of the first side of the package substrate, wherein the one or more electrical routing features are further disposed in, and extend through, the first dielectric layer of the first side, wherein the one or more electrical routing features have an outer surface that is coplanar with the outer surface of the first dielectric layer;
removing the first surface finish from the first side of the package substrate, the first surface finish remaining on the one or more lands of the second side; and
depositing a second surface finish on and in direct contact with the outer surface of the one or more electrical routing features on the first side of the package substrate, and on the first surface finish remaining on one or more lands of the second side,
wherein the one or more electrical routing features have a pitch to bond with die interconnect structures of the one or more dies, wherein the second surface finish has a different chemical composition than the first surface finish, wherein a bump pitch of the electrical routing features is 50 micrometers, and wherein the electrical routing features include a pad size of 49 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,390,434

LAMINATE-BASED PACKAGE WITH INTERNAL OVERMOLD

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a base substrate comprising a base substrate body having an internal side and an external side, at least one base metal structure on the internal side of the base substrate body, and at least one thermal management component that extends through the base substrate body;
a perimeter wall extending from a periphery of the internal side of the base substrate body to form a cavity that is over the internal side of the base substrate body and within the perimeter wall, wherein at least one wall signal via extends through the perimeter wall and is electrically coupled to the at least one base metal structure on the internal side of the base substrate body;
at least one electronic component mounted on the internal side of the base substrate body, exposed to the cavity, and electrically coupled to the at least one base metal structure, wherein the at least one thermal management component is thermally coupled to the at least one electronic component and conducts heat generated from the at least one electronic component toward the external side of the base substrate body; and
a mold compound residing over the internal side of the base substrate body and within the cavity, so as to encapsulate the at least one electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,390,430

PAD OF CIRCUIT BOARD

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A circuit board comprising:a board defining a holding slot; and
a connector comprising:
a conductive column; and
a pad fixed to one end of the conductive column, wherein:
the pad is received within the holding slot;
the conductive column is fixed within the board;
the pad is soldered to a connecting portion of an electrical component;
the pad defines a first through hole, the first through hole receives solder when the connecting portion of the electrical component is soldered to the pad; and
the pad comprises a square-shaped first body and four semicircular-shaped second bodies respectively protruding from a corresponding side of the first body; the holding slot is circular; the first through hole is defined between an edge of the holding slot and the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,390,428

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Far Eastern New Century C...

1. An electrical connection structure, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of conductive textile layers separately disposed apart from each other on the substrate;
an electrical connection layer disposed on the conductive textile layers;
a plurality of conductive parts disposed on the electrical connection layer and respectively disposed to correspond to the conductive textile layers;
an adhesive layer disposed on the conductive parts; and
a protective layer disposed on the adhesive layer, wherein the electrical connection layer provides an electrical connection between the conductive textile layers and the conductive parts which correspond to the conductive textile layers, and the conductive textile layers which are separately disposed apart from each other are not electrically connected directly, and at least a sum of a first contact area between one of the conductive parts and the electrical connection layer and a second contact area between one of the conductive parts and the adhesive layer is not less than 15.7 mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,390,424

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:a multilayer substrate that includes an insulator layer and
a wiring electrode;
a component that is mounted on one main surface of the multilayer substrate;
a resin layer that is provided on the one main surface to cover the component; and
a shield electrode that is provided to cover at least a portion of a surface of the resin layer and at least a portion of a side surface of the multilayer substrate; wherein
the wiring electrode includes a via electrode that is spaced away from the shield electrode inside the multilayer substrate; and
a first capacitor is defined by the shield electrode and the via electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,390,403

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE USED FOR LED LIGHT OUTPUT DEVICE

CCS INC., Kyoto-Shi, Kyo...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system comprising an LED light output device that does not include an identification resistor configured to identify a type of the LED light output device, and a power supply device adapted to supply electric power to an LED of the LED light output device via two electric power lines including a positive wire and a negative wire, the power supply device comprising:a first terminal to be connected to an anode of the LED via the positive wire;
a second terminal to be connected to a cathode of the LED via the negative wire;
a voltage source that applies a predetermined voltage to the first terminal;
an electrical conduction control element that is provided between the second terminal and a ground to control an electrical conduction state therebetween;
a voltage measurement circuit that measures a voltage of the second terminal; and
an identification part that identifies the type of the LED light output device connected, wherein
the identification part, in an unconnected state that is a state of not being connected to the LED light output device, controls the electrical conduction control element to cut electrical continuity, maintained by the electrical conduction control element, between the second terminal and the ground, and when a transition from the unconnected state to a connected state of being connected to the LED light output device is made, acquires the voltage measured by the voltage measurement circuit to, on a basis of the measured voltage, identify the type of the connected LED light output device with the electrical continuity between the second terminal and the ground kept cut.

US Pat. No. 10,390,400

SOFT START CIRCUITRY FOR LED LIGHTING DEVICES WITH SIMULTANEOUS DIMMING CAPABILITY

Heartland, Inc., Minneap...

1. A soft start circuit device configured to soft start light emitting diode (LED) devices, comprising:a capsule having a wall separating an interior from an exterior thereof and providing electrical insulation and physical consolidation and isolation to said capsule interior;
a first wire and a second wire each passing from said capsule exterior through said capsule wall into said capsule interior;
a capacitor retained in said capsule interior having a first terminal electrically coupled to said first wire and a second electrical terminal electrically coupled to said second wire;
at least one indicium affixed with said first wire indicative of a 0-10 volt DC dimmer negative polarity connection; and
at least one indicium affixed with said second wire having indicative of a 0-10 volt DC dimmer positive polarity connection;
said first wire configured to directly electrically connect to a negative polarity electrical junction between an output of a 0-10 volt DC LED dimmer and a dimmer input of an LED driver;
said second wire configured to directly electrically connect to a positive polarity electrical junction between said output of said 0-10 volt DC LED dimmer and said dimmer input of said LED driver.

US Pat. No. 10,390,394

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH AN INTERFACE BETWEEN AN INTERNAL CONTROL VOLTAGE AND AN EXTERNAL VOLTAGE

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:one or more LED arrays;
a power converter configured to convert a line voltage from alternate-current (AC) mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage;
a power switching driver comprising a transformer having a primary side relative to a first ground reference and a secondary side relative to a second ground reference, a power factor correction (PFC) and control circuit, and a flyback control input, the power switching driver coupled to the power converter and configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage with an output current driving the one or more LED arrays; and
a voltage detection circuit comprising a first voltage detection circuit, a second voltage detection circuit, a voltage regulator circuit, an optocoupler circuit, and a pair of low-voltage input/output ports receiving an external voltage, the first voltage detection circuit and the second voltage detection circuit respectively configured to extract a flyback signal from the second DC voltage and the external voltage and to couple to the power switching driver;
wherein:
the optocoupler circuit comprises an LED and a photo-detector;
the LED is configured to receive the flyback signal from both the first voltage detection circuit and the second voltage detection circuit and to illuminate the photo-detector;
the photo-detector is configured to receive the flyback signal in an optical form, to convert the flyback signal from the optical form to an electric signal, and to control the power switching driver;
a combination of the LED and the photo-detector is configured to electrically isolate the second ground reference from the first ground reference; and
the flyback control input is configured to receive the electric signal from the photo-detector for the power switching driver to provide the output current driving the one or more LED arrays in response to the flyback signal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,372

CARRIER RESELECTION UNDER BACKOFF MECHANISM OF RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) performing a random access to a network, the method comprising:selecting a first carrier for the random access among multiple carriers;
transmitting a first random access preamble for a first random access procedure via the first carrier to the network;
applying backoff time to the first carrier and reselecting a second carrier for the first random access procedure among the multiple carriers, when the first random access procedure is determined as not successful; and
transmitting a second random access preamble via the second carrier to the network,
wherein reselecting the second carrier is performed before the backoff time applied to the first carrier ends.

US Pat. No. 10,390,365

EXPANDED PROTOCOL FRAMES FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

1. A method of receiving a data frame from a data acquisition device, wherein the data acquisition device and a data collection device use a protocol defining a request command frame for polling for pending data, the method comprising the steps of:storing pending data to be transmitted to the data acquisition device in the data collection device;
receiving, from the data acquisition device, a single request command frame including a frame overhead and a command frame identifier, the received single request command frame for polling the pending data stored in the data collection device, the frame overhead including a plurality of fields for the defined protocol and the command frame identifier identifying the received single request command frame;
transmitting the pending data to the data acquisition device in response to receiving the single request command frame; and
extracting, from the received single request command frame, allocated data acquired by the data acquisition device for transmission to the data collection device, wherein the allocated data is extracted from at least one additional addressing field of the plurality of fields of the frame overhead of the received single request command frame.

US Pat. No. 10,390,363

UPLINK SCHEDULING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for operating a wireless network node in a wireless communication network, wherein said method comprises:providing at least one wireless communication device with an indication of a set of reciprocity reference signals (RRS) to be used for scheduling request (SR) transmission, wherein the RRS are reference signals transmitted on uplink channels by the at least one wireless communication device, wherein each RRS, from the indicated set of RRS, is associated with a set of frequency resources, and wherein an RRS is selected randomly from the indicated set of RRS, and a set of frequency resources, corresponding to the selected RRS, is used as an SR resource;
decoding an SR message comprised in an SR received from a wireless communication device, wherein said decoding is performed using an RRS comprised in the received SR as a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) for the SR message; and
performing an estimation of an uplink channel on which the SR is received from the wireless communication device, wherein the estimation of the uplink channel is based on the RRS comprised in the received SR.

US Pat. No. 10,390,359

CASCADED TRIGGER FRAME INDICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device for scheduling one or more trigger frames during a beacon interval, wherein the one or more trigger frames comprise information associated with accessing a communication channel, the device comprising:at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
encode one or more trigger frames to be transmitted to one or more station devices to notify the one or more station devices of one or more resource units;
determine a schedule of the one or more trigger frames;
set a cascade indication in a first trigger frame of the one or more trigger frames based on the schedule, wherein the cascade indication is a bit to be set to a first value or a second value to indicate the transmission status, where the transmission status is associated with a transmission of a second trigger frame from the device based on the cascade indication;
determine a transmission status of one or more subsequent trigger frames to the first trigger frame; and
cause to send the first trigger frame at a first time instance to the one or more station devices.

US Pat. No. 10,390,353

DISTRIBUTED CHANNEL SELECTION FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Aerohive Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a wireless networking device of neighboring wireless networking devices, channel data of available wireless network channels;
determining cost values for the available wireless network channels based on a cost function of at least one attribute of the available wireless network channels from the channel data, the at least one attribute of the available wireless network channels including one or a combination of whether the available wireless network channels overlap with another wireless network channel in use, whether the available wireless network channels use dynamic frequency selection, and whether the available wireless network channels are being used indoors or outdoors;
selecting a candidate wireless network channel of the available wireless network channels based on the cost values for the available wireless network channels;
determining, by the wireless networking device, if at least one of the neighboring wireless networking devices is acting as an arbiter network device;
if it is determined that at least one of the neighboring wireless networking devices is acting as the arbiter networking device:
sending a channel request to use the candidate wireless network channel to the arbiter networking device;
using the candidate wireless network channel to transmit data if channel approval is received from the arbiter networking device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,317

FACILITATION OF LINK LOSS REDUCTION FOR RADIO ANTENNAS

1. A method, comprising:storing, by a wireless network device comprising a processor, output power data related to an output power of a cable, wherein the output power is measured at an end of the cable;
storing, by the wireless network device, gain data related to a gain of an antenna attached to the cable, the gain data being received from the antenna;
receiving, by the wireless network device, frequency threshold data associated with a frequency threshold of a frequency band received by the antenna;
in response to the receiving the frequency threshold data and based on the output power data, generating, by the wireless network device, a calibration value to adjust the gain of the antenna; and
transmitting, by the wireless network device, calibration data related to the calibration value to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,389,812

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE, DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM

UBTECH Robotics Corp., S...

1. A data transmission method for a distributed storage system comprising a data storage server cluster having at least two data storage servers, a data transmission device, and a terminal device communicating via a computerized network, the method comprising:determining, by the data transmission device, a target data storage server in the data storage server cluster according to a preset load balancing manner of the data storage server cluster, the data storage server cluster dynamically adding data storage servers to expand storage capability of the data storage server cluster;
assigning, by the data transmission device via the computerized network, data unloaded by the terminal device and property information of the data to store in a primary target data storage server of one of the data storage servers and a second target data storage server of another of the data storage servers according to weight ratios of the primary tar et data storage server and the second target data storage server;
sending, by the target data storage server via the computerized network, path information of the data to the terminal device, wherein the path information comprises an identification of the target data storage server, and a storage position of the data; and
relating, by the target data storage server, the path information to the property information of the data such that the terminal device searches for the path information based on the property information of the data.

US Pat. No. 10,386,040

LED LUMINAIRE

AMERLUX LLC, Oakland, NJ...

1. A luminaire comprising:an elongate support post including an upper head section;
a cap positioned on top of the upper head section;
one or more LED lighting units; and
optics adapted to redirect light emitted from the one or more LED lighting units onto the supporting post.

US Pat. No. 10,384,660

SLOW SPEED AUTOMATED VEHICLE BRAKE PRESSURE CONTROL SYSTEM

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A brake control system for operating brakes of an automated vehicle, the brake control system comprising:a motion-detector that detects relative-movement of a host-vehicle relative to a stationary-feature located apart from the host-vehicle, wherein the host-vehicle includes a wheel-speed-sensor, brakes, and vehicle controls for operating the brakes; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the motion-detector, the wheel-speed-sensor, and the vehicle controls of the host-vehicle, the controller configured to operate the brakes by using the vehicle controls of the host-vehicle when the host-vehicle is operated in an automated-mode, wherein the controller determines a vehicle-speed of the host-vehicle based on the relative-movement detected by the motion-detector when the vehicle-speed is less than a speed-threshold, and regulates brake-pressure of the brakes based on the vehicle-speed.

US Pat. No. 10,390,436

CAMERA MODULE AND FLEXIBLE PRINTED BOARD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A camera module comprising:a sensor mounted on a flexible printed board; and
an image surface-side lens arranged on the sensor, wherein:
the sensor and the image surface-side lens are in contact with each other,
the image surface-side lens is mounted on the flexible printed board with an organic substance member being interposed between the flexible printed board and an edge portion of the image surface-side lens on a side opposing the sensor, and
the organic substance member is provided on an island-shaped resist that is on the flexible printed board.

US Pat. No. 10,390,435

METHOD FOR ENCASING AN ELECTRIC UNIT AND ELECTRICAL STRUCTURAL ELEMENT

1. A method for encasing an electrical unit, comprising:connecting the electrical unit to a leadframe;
encasing the electrical unit with a first plastic material for forming an inner molded body, so that a plurality of contacts of the electrical unit project from the inner molded body;
punching the inner molded body out of the leadframe;
connecting at least one first contact and one second contact to a shunt resistor; and
encasing the inner molded body and a portion of the shunt resistor with a second plastic material for forming an outer molded body.

US Pat. No. 10,390,429

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR RECEIVING A SWITCH CHIP AND TRANSCEIVER MODULES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system comprising:a printed circuit board comprising a switch chip footprint including first contacts and second contacts, the switch chip footprint to receive a first switch chip having a first number of contacts or a second switch chip having a second number of contacts greater than the first number, the contacts of the first switch chip to electrically couple to the first contacts, and the contacts of the second switch chip to electrically couple to the first contacts and the second contacts;
wherein the printed circuit board comprises a plurality of transceiver module footprints, each transceiver module footprint including third contacts and fourth contacts, each transceiver module footprint to receive a first transceiver module having a third number of contacts or a second transceiver module having a fourth number of contacts greater than the third number, the contacts of the first transceiver module to electrically couple to the third contacts, and the contacts of the second transceiver module to electrically couple to the third contacts and the fourth contacts;
wherein the third contacts of each transceiver module footprint are electrically coupled to the first contacts of the switch chip footprint; and
wherein the fourth contacts of each transceiver module footprint are electrically coupled to the second contacts of the switch chip footprint.

US Pat. No. 10,390,426

CERAMIC MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A ceramic multilayer substrate comprising:a ceramic insulator layer which includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer and in which the first layer is interposed between the second layer and the third layer, and the third layer is an outermost layer of the ceramic multilayer substrate:
inner pattern conductors disposed inside the ceramic multilayer substrate; first outer conductors disposed on a first outer surface of the ceramic multilayer substrate;
second outer conductors disposed on a second outer surface of the ceramic multilayer substrate, the second outer surface is an opposite surface to the first outer surface, wherein the ceramic insulator layer is interposed at least one of (1) between a first Inner pattern conductor of the inner pattern conductors and a first outer conductor of the first outer conductors and (2) between a first inner pattern conductor and a second inner pattern conductor of the inner pattern conductors,
the first inner pattern conductor is disposed on the second layer,
a sintering shrinkage start temperatures of the second layer alone and the third layer alone in a green sheet state are higher than or equal to a sintering shrinkage stop temperature of the first layer alone in a green sheet state,
a thickness of the ceramic insulator layer is 5.0 um to 55.7 um,
a ratio of a total of a thickness of the second layer and a thickness of the third layer to a thickness of the first layer is 0.25 to 1.11, and
the first outer conductors are connected to either of (1) one of the inner pattern conductors except for the first inner pattern conductor or (2) one of the second outer conductors with a via conductor; wherein the first layer is a ceramic layer containing a celsian-type compound containing Ba, Si, and Ai, and the second layer and the third layer are ceramic layers that are mixtures of Al2O3 or ZrO2 and borosilicate.

US Pat. No. 10,390,416

DC DISTRIBUTION CONNECTION DEVICE

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A DC distribution connection device comprising:a plug having plug pins to be connected to a DC load;
a socket having socket contacts which are configured for connection to a DC power supply and located in plug insertion holes that guide the plug pins so as to be freely inserted therein and extracted therefrom, wherein the plug pins and the socket contacts are configured to be brought into contact with each other between an intermediate insertion position of the plug pins at which at least one but not all of the plug pins come into contact with a corresponding at least one but not all of the socket contacts, and a complete insertion position beyond the intermediate insertion position in a direction of insertion at which remaining ones of the plug pins make a hot-line connection to corresponding remaining ones of the socket contacts;
a magnetic field producing portion that is formed between the plug and the socket, the magnetic field producing portion attracting the plug and the socket by a magnetic force in the direction of insertion of the plug pins; and
a spring mechanism that is disposed between the plug and the socket, the spring mechanism being compressable between the plug and the socket so as to generate a resilient force that biases the plug in the direction of extraction of the plug pins, wherein
the resilient force of the spring mechanism is greater than the magnetic force by the magnetic field producing portion at the intermediate insertion position of the plug pins, and the magnetic force is greater than the resilient force at the complete insertion position of the plug pins.

US Pat. No. 10,390,408

FACILITATING IMPROVED LUMINANCE UNIFORMITY IN ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE PANELS

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A method, comprising:powering an organic light emitting diode (OLED) device comprising:
an anode;
a semiconductor material coupled to the anode; and
a cathode coupled to the semiconductor material, wherein the powering comprises operating the OLED device under a first power that is lower than a rated full power of the OLED device resulting in a first resistance value at a periphery area of the OLED device that is larger than a second resistance value at a center part of the OLED device under the rated full power;
using a hollow heat sink that is attached to a light emitting material of OLED device,
distributing heat around a panel of the OLED device to maintain a temperature distribution according to a V shape pattern, and
distributing current over multiple sections of the OLED device and around the panel of the OLED device; and
generating a substantially uniform luminosity across a surface of the OLED device based on the powering, using a cooling device, the distributing of the heat by dissipating heat in the V shape and the distributing of the current.

US Pat. No. 10,390,386

INTEGRATED CELL SITE MODULE FOR MOUNTING A REMOTE RADIO UNIT AND RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL CONDITIONING UNIT AS A SINGLE UNIT

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A module for a communications cell site, comprising:a mounting frame having front and rear vertical members;
an adapter plate mounted to the front and rear vertical members;
a remote radio unit (RRU) mounted to the adapter plate;
a radio frequency (RF) signal conditioning unit mounted to a mounting plate, the mounting plate being mounted to the front and rear vertical members; and
a cover mounted to the frame that covers the RRU and the RF signal conditioning unit.

US Pat. No. 10,390,366

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMAL LISTEN BEFORE TRANSMIT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a first device, that a first channel included in a plurality of channels is unoccupied based on channel occupancy information associated with the plurality of channels;
configuring, by the first device, a transmitter circuit included in the first device to transmit data via the first channel;
confirming, by the first device, that the first channel remains unoccupied after a first listening period has expired; and
transmitting, by the first device, the data to a first target node via the first channel.

US Pat. No. 10,390,355

METHOD FOR SENDING UPLINK MULTI-USER TRANSMISSION TRIGGER FRAME, ACCESS POINT, AND STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for sending an uplink multi-user transmission trigger frame, the method comprising:generating, by an access point, a beacon frame carrying a trigger frame information element comprising sending information of a trigger frame for indicating a sending period of the trigger frame;
sending, by the access point, the beacon frame;
obtaining, by the access point, a target transmission time sequence of the trigger frame according to the sending period of the trigger frame;
contending, for a channel when a target transmission time of the trigger frame arrives;
sending the trigger frame to a station after the contention succeeds, where the target transmission time is any time point in the target transmission time sequence;
wherein:
the trigger frame information element further comprises a sending time of a first trigger frame, and
obtaining the target transmission time sequence of the trigger frame according to the sending period of the trigger frame comprises:
obtaining the target transmission time sequence of the trigger frame according to the sending time of the first trigger frame and the sending period of the trigger frame, wherein the target transmission time sequence comprises:
t0, t1, . . . , tn, where t0, t1, . . . , tn meet ?i, j?{1, 2, . . . , n}, ti?ti?1=tj?tj?1=T, T is equal to the sending period of the trigger frame, and t0 is equal to the sending time of the first trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,390,344

CARRIER CONFIGURATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A carrier configuration method, the method comprising:configuring a new carrier type (NCT) subframe and/or a backward compatible subframe on a first carrier;
sending a subframe configuration information of the first carrier to a first user equipment (UE) via the first carrier by using dynamic signaling, wherein the subframe configuration information of the first carrier is used by the first UE to determine a subframe type of a subframe on the first carrier according to the subframe configuration information of the first carrier, and wherein the subframe type of the subframe on the first carrier comprises an NCT subframe and/or a backward compatible subframe; and
using, according to the subframe type of the subframe on the first carrier, the first carrier to perform communication,
wherein configuring the NCT subframe and/or the backward compatible subframe on the first carrier according to a service volume of a second UE and a subframe type supported by the second UE comprises:
configuring all subframes on the first carrier as NCT subframes when a total service volume of a first type of UE served by the first carrier is less than a threshold T1, wherein the first type of UE is a UE that supports a backward compatible subframe;
configuring all subframes on the first carrier as backward compatible subframes when a total service volume of a second type of UE served by the first carrier is less than a threshold T2 and a service volume of the first type of UE served by the first carrier is greater than the threshold T1, wherein the second type of UE is a UE that supports an NCT subframe; and
configuring both an NCT subframe and a backward compatible subframe on the first carrier when the total service volume of the first type of UE served by the first carrier is greater than or equal to the threshold T1 and the total service volume of the second type of UE served by the first carrier is greater than or equal to the threshold T2.

US Pat. No. 10,390,342

SIDELINK COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES IN RADIOCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for sidelink communication between a first wireless node and a second wireless node, the sidelink communication using sub-frames of a first type and a second type, the method comprising:determining, by the first wireless node, that the first wireless node is an initiator of the sidelink communication;
transmitting data directly toward the second wireless node using the first sub-frame type;
subsequent to the transmission of the data directly toward the second wireless node using the first sub-frame type, determining that the first wireless node is a responder and transmitting data, by the first wireless node, directly toward the second wireless node using the second sub-frame type,
wherein the first sub-frame type is different than the second sub-frame,
wherein the first sub-frame type and the second sub-frame type are used for different transmissions,
wherein the first sub-frame type includes a first data portion including a plurality of symbols followed by a second empty portion, and
wherein the second sub-frame type includes a first empty portion followed by a second data portion including a plurality of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,390,337

APERIODIC CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION (CSI) REPORTING FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

11. An Evolved NodeB (eNB), comprising:a processor configured to:
assign each serving cell of more than five serving cells to at least one set of two or more sets; and
generate a CSI request field value that indicates one of the two or more sets;
a transmitter circuit configured to transmit to a user equipment (UE) via the more than five serving cells according to a carrier aggregation (CA) mode, and to transmit the CSI request field value to the UE; and
a receiver circuit configured to receive an aperiodic CSI report from the UE, wherein the more than five serving cells comprise at most thirty-two serving cells.

US Pat. No. 10,390,332

METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SIGNALS BETWEEN A BASE STATION AND A RELAY NODE IN A MULTIUSER MULTI-ANTENNA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting signals to a receiving end at a transmitting end in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a relay node specific downlink physical control channel (R-PDCCH) in a first slot of at least one resource block (RB) pair of two or more RB pairs; and
transmitting a relay node specific downlink physical shared channel (R-PDSCH) in the two or more RB pairs,
wherein the R-PDCCH includes a downlink assignment for the R-PDSCH,
wherein a number of the at least one RB pair is configured via a radio resource control (RRC) layer signaling;
wherein one of the R-PDSCH and an uplink grant is scheduled in a second slot of the at least one RB pair of the two or more RB pairs
wherein the R-PDCCH includes mapping and multiplexing information (MAMI) indicating a number of RB pairs on which the uplink grant is scheduled in second slots of the two or more RB pairs except for the at least one RB pair,
wherein, when the number of RB pairs on which the uplink grant is scheduled is greater than 0, the MAMI further indicates which RB pairs on which the uplink grant is scheduled.

US Pat. No. 10,390,328

BEAMFORMING TRAINING IN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (OFDMA) COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for beamforming training in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting, from a first communication device, a transmission to multiple second communication devices, wherein the transmission indicates that the first communication device will subsequently transmit a null data packet (NDP), wherein the multiple second communication devices include i) a plurality of non-legacy second communication devices and ii) a legacy second communication device, wherein the transmission includes an NDP announcement frame that includes multiple per-station information fields for indicating respective second communication devices that are to provide feedback in response to the NDP, wherein the multiple per-station information fields are arranged in an order, wherein a first-occurring per-station information field in the order is set to indicate an address that has not been allocated to any communication devices in the wireless communication network, and wherein another per-station information field after the first-occurring per-station information field is set to indicate an address of the legacy second communication device;
transmitting, from the first communication device, the NDP;
generating, at the first communication device, a trigger frame to trigger an uplink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission of beamforming training feedback from at least some non-legacy second communication devices among the plurality of non-legacy second communication devices;
transmitting, with the first communication device and after transmission of the NDP by the first communication device, the trigger frame to the at least some non-legacy second communication devices among the plurality of non-legacy second communication devices;
receiving, at the first communication device, the uplink OFDMA transmission, wherein the uplink OFDMA transmission includes respective beamforming training feedback packets generated based on the NDP by respective ones of the at least some non-legacy second communication devices among the plurality of non-legacy second communication devices, and wherein the respective beamforming training feedback packets are simultaneously transmitted by the at least some non-legacy second communication devices among the plurality of non-legacy second communication devices; and
after receiving the uplink OFDMA transmission, transmitting a polling frame to trigger transmission of beamforming training feedback, corresponding to the NDP, from the legacy second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,327

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING PAGING MECHANISMS AND PUBLICATION OF DYNAMIC PAGING MECHANISMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a transceiver configured to establish a connected state with a cellular network; and
a baseband processor connected to the transceiver configured to:
receive timing data, wherein the timing data indicates a plurality of paging transmissions to be transmitted on at least one carrier of a plurality of aggregated carriers corresponding to the cellular network; and
when in the connected state, monitor only a first carrier of the plurality of aggregated carriers for a first paging transmission of the plurality of paging transmissions based on the timing data, wherein the cellular network allocates resources for the plurality of paging transmission based at least in part on a ratio of enhanced devices to legacy devices on the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 10,390,326

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR LOCATING A MOBILE DEVICE

Yo Wireless Global LTD.

1. A system for locating a mobile device emitting a radio frequency signal, a wireless access point device of a wireless local area network is configured to communicatively connect to a wide area network, comprising:a first access device for wirelessly communicatively detecting a first signal strength of the radio frequency signal in relation to the first access device, a media access control (MAC) address, and a first timestamp of the first signal strength, of the mobile device;
a second access device for wirelessly communicatively detecting a second signal strength of the radio frequency signal in relation to the second access device, the MAC address, and a second timestamp of the second signal strength, of the mobile device;
a third access device for wirelessly communicatively detecting a third signal strength of the radio frequency signal in relation to the third access device, the MAC address, and a third timestamp of the third signal strength, of the mobile device;
a trilateration processor;
a gateway device communicatively connected to the wireless local area network and the trilateration processor, for communicative delivery of the first signal strength, the MAC address, and the first timestamp, the second signal strength, the MAC address, and the second timestamp, and the third signal strength, the MAC address, and the third timestamp, to the trilateration module; and
a server computer communicatively connected to the wide area network, the server computer includes, at least in part, the trilateration engine;
wherein the first timestamp, the second timestamp and the third timestamp are substantially concurrent, and the first access device, the second access device and the third access device, wirelessly communicatively connect to the wireless access point device for delivery, respectively, of the first signal strength, the MAC address, and the first timestamp, the second signal strength, the MAC address, and the second timestamp, and the third signal strength, the MAC address, and the third timestamp.

US Pat. No. 10,390,325

POSITIONING METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A positioning method, comprising:sending, by a positioning controller to a user device, a first message carrying positioning auxiliary information comprising an identifier of a first base station, an identifier of a second base station, an identifier of a third base station, and an identifier of a fourth base station, wherein the first message is for indicating to the user device to measure signals transmitted by the first, second, third, and fourth base stations, and wherein the first base station is a serving base station of the user device, the second, third, and fourth base stations are neighboring base stations of the first base station, and the positioning controller is an access network device;
receiving, by the positioning controller, a second message carrying a positioning measurement result sent by the user device, wherein the positioning measurement result comprises results of measurement performed by the user device on the signals transmitted by the first, second, third, and fourth base stations;
obtaining, by the positioning controller, location information of the first base station identified by the identifier of the first base station, location information of the second base station identified by the identifier of the second base station, location information of the third base station identified by the identifier of the third base station, and location information of the fourth base station identified by the identifier of the fourth base station;
determining, by the positioning controller, first location information of the user device according to the positioning measurement result, the location information of the first base station, and the location information of the second base station;
determining, by the positioning controller, second location information of the user device according to the positioning measurement result, the location information of the third base station, and the location information of the fourth base station; and
determining, by the positioning controller, location information of the user device by comparing the first location information of the user device and the second location information of the user device,
wherein the third and fourth base stations belong to a communications system different from the communications system to which the second base station belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,390,311

MAINTAINING A MAINTENANCE CHANNEL IN A REVERSE LINK OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

IPR Licensing, Inc., Wil...

1. A mobile device comprising:an antenna;
transceiver circuitry operatively coupled to the antenna;
wherein the transceiver circuitry is configured to receive, over a traffic channel, data indicating an offset;
wherein the transceiver circuitry is configured to transmit a plurality of first signals over a first type of channel in first time intervals and a plurality of second signals over a second type of channel in second time intervals, wherein the first time intervals are determined based on the indicated offset and are separated by an integer number of time slots greater than one, wherein the first type of channel and the second type of channel are not transmitted in the same time intervals; and
wherein the plurality of first signals include no packet data and the plurality of second signals include packet data; and
power control circuitry configured to separately control a transmission power level of the first type of channel and the second type of channel;
wherein the transceiver circuitry is further configured to receive power commands separately for the first type of channel and the second type of channel, each separate power command including a power control value in decibels computed in a base station;
wherein the first type of channel carries information including channel quality information and resource request information.

US Pat. No. 10,390,300

METHOD FOR WAKING UP A BASE STATION SERVING A SMALL CELL WHEN AN INCOMING CALL ARRIVES

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

2. A base station of a cellular network, the base station comprising:first means for putting said base station partially on standby when said base station has been inactive for a certain length of time; and
second means that are not put on standby with the remainder of the base station (HBS), said second means comprising:
a locating agent (L) suitable both for receiving a message originating from outside the cellular network from an access point of a local non-cellular wireless network indicating presence of a terminal in a coverage zone of the access point, said message containing an identifier of the terminal, and for transmitting to said cellular network information that said terminal is situated in a coverage zone of said base station; and
a wakeup agent (M) suitable for waking up the base station (HBS) when said base station receives from the cellular network an incoming call intended for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,389,260

HALF BRIDGE RESONANT CONVERTERS, CIRCUITS USING THEM, AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL METHODS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A half bridge resonant converter, comprising:a pair of DC voltage lines comprising a high voltage line and a low voltage line;
a half bridge inverter comprising a high side switch and a low side switch in series between the high voltage line and the low voltage line, wherein an output of the half bridge inverter is defined from a node (X) between the high side switch and the low side switch;
a resonant circuit coupled to the output of the half bridge inverter via a series output capacitor;
a first generating circuit for generating a first supply voltage from the high voltage line and from a voltage at the node (X) wherein the first generating circuit comprises:
a first input for receiving a voltage between the node (X) and the resonant circuit;
a charge pump circuit for converting an AC voltage at the first input into a DC voltage and storing it on a first output capacitor (Co) as an output of the first generating circuit at the first supply voltage; and
a supply transistor between the high voltage line and the output of the first generating circuit for charging the output capacitor (Co) before a start-of-oscillation occurs;
a second generating circuit for generating a second supply voltage from the low voltage line and from the voltage at the node (X);
a first control circuit for generating a gate drive signal for controlling the switching of the high side switch in dependence on an electrical feedback parameter, wherein the first control circuit has as its reference voltage supply the voltage at the node (X) and the first supply voltage greater than the voltage at the node; and
a second control circuit for generating a gate drive signal for controlling the switching of the low side switch in dependence on the electrical feedback parameter, wherein the second control circuit has as its reference voltage supply the low voltage line and the second supply voltage greater than the voltage at the low voltage line.

US Pat. No. 10,389,124

POWER DISTRIBUTION PRIORITY CONTROLLER AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

Gree Electric Appliances,...

6. A power distribution priority controlling method of a photovoltaic power generation system, comprising:acquiring in real-time, by a controlling unit of a power distribution priority controller, running state information of electric devices, and storing the running state information in a storage unit;
calculating, by a calculating unit, an electric device priority list based on the running state information of the electric devices and photovoltaic power generation data, which are stored in the storage unit, determining preferred power distribution schemes, and storing the preferred power distribution schemes in the storage unit; and
controlling, by the controlling unit, the electrical devices according to the preferred power distribution schemes stored in the storage unit;
wherein the electric device priority list is calculated according to the equation below, and an intelligent preferred power distribution scheme is determined according to priorities of the electric devices in the descending order:

wherein PRI denotes a power distribution priority of an electric device, and the smaller the PRI value is, the higher the priority of the electric device is;
T denotes a sampling period;
T1 denotes a reference time for determining a priority;
td is a duration of using the electric device within T1 time in the T period every day;
pd is a maximum power of the electric device;
ps is a maximum power supply of a current photovoltaic power generation system; and
? is a time priority coefficient, within the T1 time period, wherein the closer a time of using the electric device is to a current time, the smaller the ? is.

US Pat. No. 10,384,637

GAS PRESSURE ACTUATOR

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAP...

1. A gas pressure actuator comprising:a cylindrical housing;
a piston rod, the piston rod being accommodated inside the housing prior to driving the gas pressure actuator;
a gas generator arranged at one end side in an axial direction of the housing, wherein, during driving the gas pressure actuator, the gas generator causes the piston rod to extend from the housing by generating high pressure gas;
a holding assembly that secures the gas generator to the one end side in the axial direction of the housing; and
an electric connector for electrically coupling the gas generator to an external device,
wherein the holding assembly is provided with a first coupler hole for coupling the gas pressure actuator to a first hinge at a first position on an axis line of the gas pressure actuator, and
wherein the holding assembly is provided with an insertion hole for inserting the electric connector inside the holding assembly, so that the electric connector is coupled to the gas generator.

US Pat. No. 10,384,541

LASER RADAR MODULE AND ROBOT

UBTECH Robotics Corp., S...

1. A robot comprising a base, a housing and a laser radar module arranged on the base and within the housing, the laser radar module comprising a laser radar sensor, an upper cover disposed above the laser radar sensor, a lower case disposed below the laser radar sensor, and a locking assembly for connecting the upper cover to the lower case, a gap between the upper cover and the lower case for the laser radar sensor to transmit and receive signals, and the housing defining a through hole matching the gap;wherein the robot further comprises an inner stacking structure disposed within the housing, the inner stacking structure comprises a plurality of support bars, a separating plate and a mounting plate, one end of each of the support bars is fixed to the separating plate and an opposite end of each of the support bars is fixed to the mounting plate, and the separating plate is fixed to the support bars.

US Pat. No. 10,384,185

SPRAY DRYING

Givaudan S.A., Vernier (...

1. A method of preparing dry core-shell microcapsules from an aqueous dispersion of such capsules, comprising spraying the dispersion through a two-fluid air-liquid nozzle into a heated chamber having an upper part and a lower part, the spraying taking place in the upper part and the lower part being provided with a means of continuous capsule removal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,441

METHOD FOR PROVIDING HERMETIC ELECTRICAL FEEDTHROUGH

Second Sight Medical Prod...

1. A method of fabricating a hermetic electrical feedthrough, the method comprising:providing a ceramic sheet, and having an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein said sheet includes silicon dioxide;
forming at least one via hole in said sheet extending from said upper surface to said lower surface;
inserting a conductive thickfilm paste, including platinum, into said via hole;
laminating said sheet with said conductive thick film paste in said via hole between an upper ceramic sheet, and a lower ceramic sheet, to form a laminated substrate wherein said via hole is encased in ceramic;
selecting an oxygen controlled environment, between 10?38 and 10?3 atmospheres of oxygen partial pressure, by introduction of other gasses selected from the group consisting of C02/CO, C02/NH3, C02/H2, H20/H2, H20/NH3, H20/CO, Nitrogen, or Argon, under vacuum to balance platinum oxidation and silicon dioxide decomposition of said laminated substrate;
firing said laminated substrate in said oxygen controlled environment to a temperature to sinter said laminated substrate to form a single sintered structure and cause said conductive thick film paste in said via hole to form a metallized via, including platinum in contact with ceramic, and cause said laminated substrate to form a fired laminated substrate and a hermetic seal around said metallized via; and
removing said upper sheet material and said lower sheet material by lapping or grinding, to expose an upper and a lower surface of said metallized via.

US Pat. No. 10,390,440

SOLDERLESS INTER-COMPONENT JOINTS

NXP B.V., San Jose, CA (...

1. A method for assembling an article of manufacture, the method comprising:providing a first electronic component comprising a first metal interconnect structure having a distal layer of crystalline metal;
providing a second electronic component comprising a second metal interconnect structure having a distal layer of crystalline metal;
mating the first and second electronic components such that the distal layer of the first metal interconnect structure contacts the distal layer of the second metal interconnect structure;
applying flux to at least one of the first and second metal interconnect structures, wherein the flux is microwave-sensitive; and
applying heat to bond the first and second metal interconnect structures together to form a metal inter-component joint, wherein the flux is heated using microwave radiation and heat from the flux conductively heats the distal layers of crystalline metal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,437

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING CIRCUIT COMPONENT, MOLD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING CIRCUIT COMPONENT, AND RESINOUS WIRING CIRCUIT COMPONENT

KOTO ENGRAVING CO., LTD.,...

1. A mold for manufacturing a wiring circuit component, the mold comprising:a first fixed mold and a second fixed mold on a fixed side; and
a movable mold on a movable side,
wherein the movable mold has protrusible and retractable opposite-surface projections provided on a surface thereof opposing the first fixed mold or the second fixed mold,
the first fixed mold has a one-surface projection and communication pins provided on a surface thereof opposing the movable mold, while the second fixed mold has a planar site provided on a surface thereof opposing the movable mold,
the first fixed mold is equipped with a first resin supply portion which, when the first fixed mold and the movable mold are mold-clamped, with the opposite-surface projections of the movable mold protruding, supplies a non-conductive resin to a space part to shape a board section having a one-surface groove at a site of the one-surface projection, communication parts at sites of the communication pins, and opposite-surface grooves at sites of the opposite-surface projections,
the second fixed mold is equipped with a second resin supply portion which, when the second fixed mold and the movable mold are mold-clamped, with the opposite-surface projections of the movable mold being retracted, while the shaped board section is being mounted on the movable mold, supplies a conduction-side resin, which will become conductive, to the one-surface groove, the opposite-surface grooves, and the communication parts of the board section to shape a wiring portion
a plurality of types of the opposite-surface projections are provided, and fixed to a common plate,
the common plate is supported reciprocatably by the movable mold,
the common plate reciprocatingly moves to enable the opposite-surface projections to be protruded and retracted at the surface opposing the second fixed mold,
the movable mold is equipped with tilt members for reciprocating the common plate,
the tilt members tilt to one side to move the common plate to protrude the opposite-surface projections, and tilt to an opposite side to move the common plate to retract the opposite-surface projections,
the first fixed mold is equipped with first push pins configured to tilt the tilt members to the one side for positional regulation when mold-clamped in cooperation with the movable mold, and
the second fixed mold is equipped with second push pins configured to tilt the tilt members to the one side via the common plate for positional regulation when mold-clamped in cooperation with the movable mold.

US Pat. No. 10,390,422

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of metal layers;
a plurality of insulating layers provided between the respective metal layers of the plurality of metal layers;
an electronic device provided on one metal layer of the plurality of metal layers; and
a fixing member fixing a heat dissipation member with respect to the printed circuit board,
wherein:
the plurality of metal layers include a first outer metal layer and a second outer metal layer located on the outermost side of the plurality of metal layers and a plurality of intermediate metal layers located between the first outer metal layer and the second outer metal layer,
at least one of the plurality of intermediate metal layers is a thick metal layer thicker than the first outer metal layer and the second outer metal layer,
the thick metal layer is connected to one of a ground terminal of the electronic device and a power supply terminal of the electronic device,
a first through hole penetrates the plurality of metal layers and the plurality of insulating layers, the first through hole being defined by an inner wall, a metallic coating layer being provided on the inner wall of the first through hole,
a second through hole penetrates an entire thickness of the heat dissipation member,
the fixing member is inserted into the first through hole and the second through hole, and
the thick metal layer and the heat dissipation member (i) are directly connected to the metallic coating layer, and (ii) have surfaces that are directly in contact with each other, each of the surfaces extending in a direction orthogonal to a penetrating direction of the first through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,390,407

THERAPEUTIC ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

1. A therapy system comprising:a controller;
LEDs;
LED supply circuitry operatively coupled to the LEDs, wherein the controller is operatively coupled to the LED supply circuitry for control of the LED supply circuitry; and
a camera that comprises a near-infrared range and that senses information of an object, wherein the camera is operatively coupled to the controller and wherein the controller controls the LED supply circuitry to therapeutically illuminate the object via one or more of the LEDs using an illumination dosage service that regulates an illumination dosage delivered to the object, based at least in part on the information, by at least one of adjustment to power supplied to one or more of the LEDs and adjustment to illumination exposure time, to ensure delivery of the illumination dosage according to a therapeutic protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,390,406

N-COLOR SCALABLE LED DRIVER

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driving system, comprising:a power converter comprising an inductor and configured to provide a direct current (DC) output;
a controller configured to receive input signals and provide output control signals to the power converter; and
a load connected to the power converter and receiving the DC output from the power converter,
wherein the load comprises:
a first LED string for a first LED of a first color; and
a second LED string for a second LED of a second color different from the first color,
wherein the first LED is a higher-voltage LED than is the second LED, and
wherein the second LED string comprises a first switch in series with the second LED,
wherein the input signals received by the controller are illumination control signals,
wherein the illumination control signals are obtained from ambient light, at least one color sensor, or both,
wherein a reference value for the power-converter-generated constant current is derived from the illumination control signals based on desired illumination levels for each LED string present, and
wherein illumination control within the controller is performed by pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming or analog dimming.

US Pat. No. 10,390,405

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF LED COLOR OVERLAP

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A device comprising:a controller configured to control a switching regulator;
wherein the controller is configured to be connected to a single inductor and configured to be connected to a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), and wherein the plurality of LEDs include a first LED configured in parallel with a second LED, the first LED and second LED configured in series with a third LED, the plurality of LEDs to emit a plurality of individual colors;
wherein the controller is further configured to drive at least two of the plurality of LEDs simultaneously to achieve a color not supplied by an individual LED of the plurality of LEDs;
wherein the controller is configured to compare a first current value through the at least two of the plurality of LEDs with a second current value;
wherein the controller includes at least one current control register; and
wherein the controller is configured to store the second current value in the at least one current control register.

US Pat. No. 10,390,404

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 the two input terminals to the primary winding of the transformer;
a rectification and filter circuit connected between the secondary winding of the transformer and the two output terminals;
a measurement circuit configured to determine a first signal indicative of the DC voltage or the DC current provided via the output terminals;
a regulation circuit configured to generate a regulation signal as a function of the first signal and one or more reference signals;
a driver circuit configured to drive the switching stage as a function of the regulation signal;
wherein the electronic converter comprises:
an optical, inductive or capacitive coupler;
a transmission circuit configured to generate a pulse width modulated signal applied to the input of the optical, inductive or capacitive coupler, wherein the transmission circuit is configured to vary the duty cycle and the frequency of the pulse width modulated signal as a function of the first signal and a second signal; and
a receiver circuit configured to monitor the received signal at the output of the optical, inductive or capacitive coupler, the receiver circuit comprising:
a first low-pass or band-pass filter circuit configured to generate a third signal indicative of the duty cycle of the received signal by a low-pass or band-pass filtering of the received signal; and
a pulse-generating circuit configured to generate a pulsed signal, wherein the pulse-generating circuit is configured to generate a pulse with a fixed duration in response to a rising edge and/or a falling edge of the received signal, and
a second low-pass or band-pass filter circuit configured to generate a fourth signal by a filtering of the pulsed signal, whereby the fourth signal is indicative of the frequency of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,402

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT DRIVING DEVICE, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND VEHICLE

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A light-emitting element driving device for generating an output voltage from an input voltage based on a control signal from a controller and feeding the output voltage to at least one light-emitting element, the light-emitting element driving device comprising:a first transistor provided between a first terminal to which the input voltage is applied and a second terminal to which a ground voltage is applied;
a first driver configured to generate a first drive control signal for the first transistor; and
a driver controller configured to
drive the first driver according to a feedback voltage commensurate with a current passing in the at least one light-emitting element and
drive the first driver, while the light-emitting element driving device is receiving a fault signal, such that the at least one light-emitting element is all or partly turned ON irrespective of the control signal,
wherein the fault signal is fed from a monitor configured to check for a fault in the controller to the light-emitting element driving device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,401

LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A CORRECTOR INTEGRALLY WITH A CONTROLLER THEREOF FOR CORRECTING A DIMMING PRESCRIBED RANGE STORED THEREIN

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting control device, comprising:a pair of input terminals electrically connected to an illumination load and an AC power supply;
a bidirectional switch configured to switch between conduction and non-conduction of a bidirectional current between the pair of input terminals;
an inputter configured to receive a dimming level specifying a magnitude of a light output of the illumination load;
a controller configured to control the bidirectional switch so as to retain the bidirectional switch in an ON state for an on time having a length determined in accordance with the dimming level within a prescribed range in each of half periods of an AC voltage of the AC power supply; and
a corrector configured
to determine, with reference to a determination condition, whether or not a target waveform which is a waveform of at least one of a voltage and a current input to the pair of input terminals has an anomaly and
to correct the prescribed range so as to narrow the prescribed range when the target waveform has the anomaly.

US Pat. No. 10,390,399

LED ASSEMBLY HAVING BASE INSERT MOLDED ABOUT TERMINALS AND SUBSTRATE WITH A PLURALITY OF LED CHIPS POSITIONED ON SAID SUBSTRATE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An LED assembly, comprising:a plurality of terminals, the terminals are integrally formed to a carrier;
a substrate;
a base, the base insert molded about at least a portion of the plurality of terminals, carrier and the substrate; and
a plurality of LED chips positioned on the substrate and electrically coupled to the plurality of terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,390,397

MICRO LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY USING THE SAME

MIKRO MESA TECHNOOGY CO.,...

1. A micro light-emitting diode driving circuit, comprising:a micro light-emitting diode;
a first driving transistor configured to receive a first driving voltage from a first driving voltage source, and being electrically connected to the micro light-emitting diode and a low voltage source, wherein a length of an edge of a channel of the first driving transistor in contact with a source terminal is shorter than a length of an edge of the channel of the first driving transistor in contact with a drain terminal; and
a second driving transistor configured to receive a second driving voltage from a second driving voltage source, and being electrically connected to the micro light-emitting diode and the low voltage source, wherein a length of an edge of a channel of the second driving transistor in contact with a source terminal is greater than or equal to a length of an edge of the channel of the second driving transistor in contact with a drain terminal;
wherein one of the source and drain terminals of the first driving transistor and one of the source and drain terminals of the second driving transistor are electrically and separately connected to one end of the micro light-emitting diode, and a lateral length of the micro light-emitting diode is less than or equal to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,390,391

DRIVER FOR A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTING SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A lighting system driver compatible with, and configured to be connected to, a dimmer external to the lighting system driver, the driver comprising:a damper circuit configured to damp current ringing;
a power circuit coupled to the damper circuit, the power circuit comprising:
a transformer including:
a primary winding configured to receive power from the damper circuit, the primary winding having (i) a main winding and (ii) an auxiliary winding; and
a secondary winding configured to receive power from the primary
winding and transfer the received power to a phase-cut dimmer;
a main power segment including the main winding of the primary winding, the secondary winding, and a switching transistor configured to provide switching for the secondary winding; and
a passive oscillating control circuit coupled to the switching transistor and including the auxiliary winding of the transformer;
wherein:
the passive oscillating control circuit is configured to oscillate the switching transistor on and off; and
the driver is devoid of an integrated circuit (IC) controller.

US Pat. No. 10,390,388

MICROWAVE HEATING SYSTEM

Anton Paar GmbH, Graz (A...

1. A microwave heating system, comprisinga bowl,
a dome adapted to be fit to the bowl, such that a volume is formed by the bowl and dome, and
a rotor device adapted to support at least one reaction vessel and being rotatably supported by the bowl, the rotor device comprising
a base plate comprising at least one through-hole, and
at least one tubular member having a longitudinal axis and being adapted to receive the at least one reaction vessel and to be coupled to the base plate in such a way that the longitudinal axis of the at least one tubular member passes through the at least one through-hole such that a portion of the at least one reaction vessel when present extends beyond the base plate,
wherein the base plate and the at least one tubular member comprise metal, and
wherein the bowl is adapted to be connected to a microwave generating unit, the microwave generating unit supplying a microwave field to the volume, the base plate and the at least one tubular member configured to attenuate the microwave field in a region between the rotor device and the dome and above a sample when present in the at least one reaction vessel within the at least one tubular member compared to a region between the bowl and the base plate of the rotor device, the microwave field propagating from the region between the bowl and the rotor device into the at least one tubular member and the at least one reaction vessel to heat the sample by microwave absorption.

US Pat. No. 10,390,380

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a communication circuit;
a processor operably coupled to the display and the communication circuit; and
a memory operably coupled to the processor,
wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
establish a group communication connection with an external device, wherein the electronic device is a group client in the group communication connection, and the external device is a group owner in the group communication connection,
receive a short-range communication connection request from a first electronic device through the communication circuit, and
transmit, to the first electronic device, a first message including information for inducing the first electronic device to transmit a second message for attending the group communication connection to the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,379

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK-ASSISTED DISTRIBUTED USER EQUIPMENT COOPERATION IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

HUAWEI TEHCNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for use in a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:for a first cooperating group of UEs comprising a target UE (TUE) and at least one cooperating UE (CUE), in which the UE acts in a cooperation mode as one of the at least one CUE in the first cooperating group of UEs:
receiving, from a transmit point (TP) over a first spectrum band, a group-specific common-parameters configuration (CPC) message specific to the first cooperating group of UEs, the group-specific CPC message comprising information to configure cooperating UEs in the first cooperating group for synchronous clear channel assessment (CCA) and aligned sidelink transmission starting times in a second spectrum band; and
performing a synchronous CCA in the second spectrum band in accordance with a common contention window generated based on the information in the group-specific CPC message.

US Pat. No. 10,390,376

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A source base station comprising:at least one memory configured to store instructions;
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to:
send, in an X2AP message towards an X2 gateway (X2 GW), a global eNB identifier (Global eNB ID) for use by the X2 GW in mapping to a transport network layer (TNL) address of the source base station; and
send, towards a target base station, an eNB configuration transfer message for discovery of a TNL address relating to the target base station; and
include an address of the X2 GW, in said eNB configuration transfer message, when said source base station has an X2 GW support capability.

US Pat. No. 10,390,371

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA BASED ON THE ALLOCATION OF RANDOM ACCESS RESOURCES TO UPLINK SUBFRAMES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a user equipment configured for use in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving signaling indicating one of multiple predefined uplink-downlink configurations that configure a radio frame differently in terms of which one or more subframes of the radio frame are uplink subframes and which one or more subframes of a radio frame are downlink subframes, wherein subframes of a radio frame are respectively indexed by subframe numbers that indicate an order in which the subframes occur in the radio frame irrespective of whether the subframes are uplink or downlink subframes;
determining a resource allocation that defines an allocation of one or more random access resources in time and frequency, based on the indicated uplink-downlink configuration and on an expression that uses a specific uplink subframe number to specify a location in time to which the resource allocation allocates a specific random access resource, wherein the specific uplink subframe number indexes a specific one of one or more uplink subframes respectively indexed by one or more uplink subframe numbers that indicate an order in which only the one or more uplink subframes occur according to the indicated uplink-downlink configuration, wherein the specific uplink subframe number differs from a subframe number that also indexes the specific one of the one or more uplink subframes; and
performing random access in the wireless communication system using at least some of the one or more random access resources.

US Pat. No. 10,390,350

SIGNALING OF IDC PROBLEMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) in communication with an Evolved Node B (eNB), the method comprising:determining one or more problematic uplink carrier aggregation combinations for which the UE experiences or expects to experience In-Device Coexisting (IDC) problems; and
sending an IDC indication to the eNB, including information indicating the one or more problematic uplink carrier aggregation combinations.

US Pat. No. 10,390,349

256 QAM-BASED RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND BASE STATION THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing resource allocation by a base station (BS) to a user equipment (UE) that supports 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) demodulation, the method comprising:receiving, by the BS, a channel quality information (CQI) from the UE;
determining, by the BS, that a first backoff of transmit power has been applied to a first downlink subframe in which the received CQI is measured by the UE;
determining, by the BS, that a second backoff of transmit power is to be applied to a second downlink subframe in which the resource allocation is to be performed;
determining, by the BS, a modulation coding scheme (MCS) level based on the CQI, the determination that the first backoff has been applied, and the determination that the second backoff of transmit power is to be applied; and
performing, by the BS, the resource allocation to the UE on the second downlink subframe based on the determined MCS level,
wherein, based on (i) that the first backoff of the transmit power has not been applied to the first downlink subframe and based on (ii) that the second backoff of transmit power is to be applied to the second downlink subframe, the resource allocation to the UE on the second downlink subframe is performed based on a lower MCS level, and
wherein, based on (i) that the first backoff of the transmit power has been applied to the first downlink subframe and based on (ii) that the second backoff of transmit power is not to be applied to the second downlink subframe, performing the resource allocation to the UE on the second downlink subframe based on a higher MCS level.

US Pat. No. 10,390,347

COMMUNICATION RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of allocating a plurality of preamble resources by a network node within a wireless communication network, said plurality of preamble resources each comprising a code for differentiating access request coming from different user equipment, said method comprising:allocating a first set of said preambles for use by user equipment that is not low complexity user equipment;
allocating a second set of said preambles for use by said low complexity user equipment and indicating whether said second set of preambles can be used by said user equipment that is not said low complexity user equipment;
determining a current loading of said network by said low complexity user equipment;
allocating at least some of said second set of preambles for exclusive use by said low complexity user equipment if the determined current loading is above a first level;
broadcasting information on said allocation of preamble resources; and
in response to receipt of one of said second set of preambles, transmitting signals that are limited to transport blocks of less than a desired size.

US Pat. No. 10,390,343

CARRIER AGGREGATION DIVERSITY ANTENNA MODULE WITH INTEGRATED LNA BANKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one switch configured to establish a transmit signal path to transmit an uplink signal from at least one diversity antenna and to establish a receive signal path to receive downlink diversity signals from the at least one diversity antenna;
band selection filters configured to filter the downlink diversity signals to generate at least three diversity band signals;
a multiplexing amplifier coupled via at least one of the band selection filters to the at least one switch and configured to amplify the at least three diversity band signals to generate at least three amplified diversity band signals that are output to a transceiver, wherein the multiplexing amplifier includes a first plurality of inputs and a second plurality of inputs, wherein the multiplexing amplifier includes a first plurality of amplifiers including a first group of amplifiers coupled to a first output, a second group of amplifiers coupled to a second output, and a third group of amplifiers coupled to a third output, wherein the second group includes at least one amplifier of the first group, wherein the third group includes at least one amplifier of the second group, and wherein the multiplexing amplifier is further configured to generate a first amplified diversity band signal of the at least three amplified diversity band signals at the first output based on at least one signal received at the first plurality of inputs; and
a second multiplexing amplifier having at least one output coupled via one or more switches to at least one input of the multiplexing amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,390,341

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Realtek Semiconductor Cor...

1. A wireless communication system under a contention-based protocol, comprising:an access point;
a first station for wirelessly communicating with the access point under the contention-based protocol; and
at least a second station, for wirelessly communicating with the access point under the contention-based protocol;
wherein both the access point and the first station confirm a first specific time slot of a plurality of time slots in a roster, the first specific time slot for being subsequently used by the first station to transmit a packet to the access point; and both the access point and the second station confirm a second specific time slot different from the first specific time slot in the roster, the second specific time slot for being subsequently used by the second station to transmit a packet to the access point;
wherein for confirming the specific time slots, the first station selects a first time slot within the plurality of time slots of the roster and utilizes a predetermined mechanism to book the selected first time slot as the first specific time slot, and the access point utilizes the predetermined mechanism to mark the selected first time slot as the first specific time slot, and the second station selects a second time slot within the plurality of time slots of the roster and utilizes the predetermined mechanism to book the selected second time slot as the second specific time slot, and the access point utilizes the predetermined mechanism to mark the selected second time slot as the second specific time slot;
wherein the access point broadcasts an initialization packet or sequence of packets to establish or update the roster, wherein the initialization packet and the sequence of packets comprises information of a roster number and a corresponding roster length;
wherein after the specific time slots are confirmed, when the first specific time slot and the second specific time slot are not contiguous, the access point re-assigns another specific time slot to at least one of the first station and the second station for transmitting packets to the access point, wherein the specific time slots are reassigned so that the first station and the second station transmit packets to the access point in contiguous time slots of the roster;
wherein the first station and the second station start a countdown to the reassigned specific time slots, and when the countdown reaches the reassigned specific time slot of the first station, the access point broadcasts a signal to at least the second station instructing the second station to freeze its countdown during the reassigned specific time slot of the first station.

US Pat. No. 10,390,340

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING OFFLOADING PROCEDURES FOR WLAN-LTE INTEGRATION AND INTERWORKING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by an eNodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the eNB, a wireless local area network (WLAN) termination (WT) Addition Request message to a WT via a Xw interface; and
receiving, by the eNB, a WT Addition Request Acknowledge message from the WT via the Xw interface, as a response to the WT Addition Request message,
wherein the WT is a logical node that terminates the Xw interface,
wherein the WT Addition Request message includes an eNB Xw application protocol (AP) identifier (ID) used for the eNB to identify a user equipment (UE), information on an evolved-UMTS terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearer (E-RAB) to be added in the WT and a selected WLAN identifier,
wherein the information on the E-RAB to be added in the WT includes an E-RAB ID, information on E-RAB quality of service (QoS) and information on an eNB GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnel endpoint, of the E-RAB to be added in the WT,
wherein the WT Addition Request Acknowledge message includes the eNB Xw AP ID, a WLAN Xw AP ID used for the WT to identify the UE, information on an E-RAB admitted by the WT to be added, and
wherein the information on the E-RAB admitted by the WT to be added includes an E-RAB ID and information on a WLAN GTP tunnel endpoint, of the E-RAB admitted by the WT to be added.

US Pat. No. 10,390,338

GENERIC PHYSICAL LAYER DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION DESIGN

1. A base station device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining that a downlink to a mobile device is to be established;
assembling downlink control information for the downlink to the mobile device from a group of information segments, wherein the downlink control information comprises an information segment of the group of information segments, and wherein the information segment is associated with a signaling control for the downlink;
transmitting an index to the mobile device, wherein the index comprises information identifying the information segment and a size of the information segment and wherein the index facilitates decoding of the downlink control information by the mobile device; and
transmitting the downlink control information to the mobile device after transmitting the index to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,334

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A user equipment of a wireless communication network capable of entering a transmission procedure, wherein the type of transmission procedure is a random access procedure, the user equipment comprising:a receiver operative to receive at least a first set of transmission control parameters associated with a timing for entering an enhanced uplink procedure when the user equipment is in CELL_FACH state, the first set of transmission control parameters including a first persistence value parameter and chosen to reduce a delay of access in comparison to an access time for access by the user equipment to ordinary uplink resources using a standard random access channel (RACH) procedure when the user equipment is not in CELL_FACH state, wherein the first persistence value parameter is different than a second persistence value parameter associated with a timing for the user equipment entering the standard random access channel; and
a microprocessor configured to:
derive the timing for entering the transmission procedure using the first set of transmission control parameters including the first persistence value parameter, when initiating an enhanced uplink procedure when the user equipment is in CELL_FACH state, and
enter the enhanced uplink transmission procedure according to the derived timing.

US Pat. No. 10,390,319

DEVICE TO-DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL (D2DSS) RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method performed at an out-of-coverage (OoC) device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) device, the method comprising:receiving a D2D synchronization signal (D2DSS) from an in-coverage (InC) UE device, the D2DSS based on timing information obtained directly from an eNB and based on at least one of a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS);
receiving, from the InC UE device, a D2D discovery resource pool message within a Master Information Block-Side Link (MIB-SL) within a Physical Side Link Broadcast Channel (PSBCH) in accordance with the at least one revision of the 3GPP LTE communication specification, the D2D discovery resource pool message identifying a set of communication resources authorized for transmission of D2D discovery signals, the set of resources identified in a eNB discovery resource pool message received at the InC UE device from the eNB;
selecting selected communication resources from the set of communication resources; and
transmitting D2D discovery signal over the selected communication resources using the timing derived from the D2DSS.

US Pat. No. 10,390,318

PROVIDING ESTIMATED ACCURACY OF MOBILE STATION SYNCHRONIZATION TO THE NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

6. A method in a mobile station configured to interact with a base station subsystem (BSS), the BSS including a base transceiver station (BTS), the method comprising:receiving, from the BSS, a multilateration request;
in response to receiving the multilateration request, estimating a synchronization accuracy with the BTS; and,
transmitting, to the BSS, a Radio Link Control (RLC) data block that includes at least (i) a Temporary Logical Link Identifier (TLLI) of the mobile station, and (ii) the estimated synchronization accuracy.

US Pat. No. 10,390,313

POWER ADAPTATION IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a memory;
one or more processors coupled to the memory;
an antenna; and
an interface circuit coupled to the antenna and the one or more processors, wherein the interface circuit is configured to communicate with an other electronic device using a communication protocol, wherein the interface circuit is configured to operate in either a single-transmit-power mode with respect to a first country or a dual-transmit-power mode with respect to a second country;
wherein the one or more processors are further configured to:
determine that the electronic device is in the dual-transmit-power mode;
transmit, via the interface circuit, a packet during an advertising mode to the other electronic device using a first transmit power and the communication protocol, wherein the first transmit power is compliant with a first transmit-power regulation associated with distributed-frequency spread spectrum (DFSS) in the second country;
receive, via the interface circuit, feedback from the other electronic device comprising a performance metric associated with the packet transmitted;
compare the performance metric to a threshold value;
based on the comparison, selectively modify the first transmit power;
transmit, via the interface circuit, a second packet during the advertising mode to the other electronic device using the modified first transmit power, wherein the modified first transmit power is higher than the first transmit power; and
communicate data via the interface circuit, to the other electronic device using a second transmit power and the communication protocol, wherein the second transmit power is compliant with a second transmit-power regulation associated with frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) in the second country.

US Pat. No. 10,390,312

DATA DRIVEN MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE OF SMALL CELL NETWORK

National Chiao Tung Unive...

1. A data driven management device of a small cell network, wherein the data driven management device manages ultra-dense small cells within an network system and comprises:a data receiver receiving configured and managed parameters from each of the small cells;
a data processor connected to the data receiver, comprising:
a data pre-processing module configured to pre-process the received parameters to remove unnecessary parameters and calculate at least one performance result based on the pre-processed parameters;
a performance predicting model establishing module configured to establish a performance predicting model based on at least one of the pre-processed parameters; and
a self-optimizing parameter control module configured to determine an optimized parameter based on a best performance result of the performance predicting model to output a decision result; and
a data configurator connected to the data processor, and configuring and managing each of the small cells based on the decision result;
wherein
the performance predicting model establishing module calculates a reference index value of active small cells and sorts the active small cells based on the reference index value; and
the performance predicting model establishing module selects and lowers power of the small cells which are corresponded to the reference index values ranked in top k in which k is a value from 1 to Q-S, to calculate a system throughput which is corresponded to each of the k value and obtain the performance predicting model of each of the k values and the system throughput which are corresponded thereto by a regression analysis method, wherein Q is a total number of the small cells, S is a total number of the small cells which are not in service to any of the user devices.

US Pat. No. 10,390,310

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for operating a user a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system with dual connectivity, the method comprising:transmitting a type 1 power headroom for all activated carriers of a first base station and a second base station to the first base station; and
transmitting a type 2 power headroom for a carrier which can transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the second base station to the first base station,
wherein the UE is connected to both the first base station and the second base station in the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,390,308

MESSAGING CONTROL IN MOBILE DEVICES BASED ON SIGNAL CONDITIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor configured to cause an accessory device to:
wirelessly communicate with a first base station associated with a network;
determine a radio link failure has occurred;
determine a battery level;
compare the battery level to a threshold;
recover communication to the network after the radio link failure, wherein the accessory device does not transmit a tracking area update message upon recovering communication to the first base station after the radio link failure, wherein the accessory device does not transmit a tracking area update message upon recovering communication with a different base station than the first base station when the battery level is below the threshold, and wherein the accessory device is configured to transmit the tracking area update message when recovering with the different base station and when the battery level is above the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,390,306

TERMINAL REQUESTED BASE STATION CONTROLLED TERMINAL TRANSMISSION THROTTLING

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method for terminal requested base station controlled terminal transmission throttling, the method comprising:transmitting a throttling request signal to the base station, the throttling request signal including data indicating to the base station to issue a discontinuous uplink transmission grant to the terminal, wherein the throttling request signal includes data representing a maximum duty cycle of forthcoming discontinuous uplink transmissions from the terminal to the base station;
receiving from the base station the discontinuous uplink transmission grant, wherein the discontinuous uplink transmission grant includes data representing time resources allocated to the terminal and which instructs the terminal to limit transmissions in the uplink direction but not in the downlink direction to not exceed the maximum duty cycle; and
transmitting discontinuous uplink transmissions from the terminal to the base station that do not exceed the maximum duty cycle, wherein the maximum duty cycle corresponds to discontinuous uplink transmission bursts of less than a time t corresponding to a continuous uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,390,305

TIMING CALIBRATION CONTROL IN EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A user equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:a clock manager including a first clock and a second clock, said second clock having a higher power consumption and a lower frequency error than the first clock;
a processor coupled to the clock manager;
memory coupled to the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory and operable, when executed by the processor, to cause the UE to:
determine a cycle duration of an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle of the UE; and
determine whether to use the first clock as a timer during a sleep state of the eDRX cycle based on the cycle duration of the eDRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,390,301

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication device comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives first control information, which includes resource assignment information indicating a first resource allocated to the communication device in a first component carrier (CC) out of multiple CCs configured for the communication device, and receives second control information, which includes resource assignment information indicating a second resource allocated to the communication device in a second CC out of the multiple CCs, the first control information and the second control information being received on one out of the multiple CCs, the first control information being mapped on a first search space specific to the first CC, and the second control information being mapped on a second search space specific to the second CC; and
circuitry, which, in operation, decodes the first control information and the second control information.

US Pat. No. 10,390,299

ACCESS METHOD AND DEVICE IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. An accessing method in a heterogeneous, the method comprises:grouping access points, which can serve a user equipment, into at least one competing group; and
determining an access overhead of each of the at least one competing group, and selecting a target competing group for the accessing user equipment from the at least one competing group according to determined access overhead, the user equipment accessing each of the access points in the target competing group;
wherein the access overhead of the competing group represents a cost of UE for accessing each of the access points in the competing group.

US Pat. No. 10,389,983

PACKAGE THEFT PREVENTION DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTED OUTDOOR CAMERA

KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first video capture device configured to capture a first plurality of video frames of a first field of view;
a second video capture device configured to capture a second plurality of video frames of a second field of view; and
a circuit configured to (i) generate a first video stream in response to said first video frames, (ii) generate a second video stream in response to said second video frames, (iii) analyze said first video frames and said second video frames to detect a package being delivered and (iv) generate control signals in response to said package being delivered, wherein (a) said apparatus is mounted to a vertical surface, (b) said first field of view captures an area in front of said apparatus, (c) said first capture device is located on a front of a housing of said apparatus and directed away from a first side of said vertical surface, (d) said second field of view captures an area in front of, under and behind said apparatus, (e) said second capture device is located on an angled portion of said housing and directed at an angle away from said first side of said vertical surface, (f) said first capture device and said second capture device are both located on said first side of said vertical surface, (g) said second field of view comprises a blind spot of said first field of view and (h) said second field of view includes said vertical surface below a level of said apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,389,397

SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE (SFP) TRANSCEIVERS

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A device comprising:a housing comprising a cage adapted to receive a connector;
an external heat sink;
at least one of a thermal interface material and a thermoelectric module between a side of the cage and the external heat sink; and
at least one spring contact coupled to the side of the cage between the connector and the at least one of a thermal interface material and a thermoelectric module;
whereby the at least one spring contact and the at least one of a thermal interface material and a thermoelectric module define at least a portion of a thermally-conductive heat path between the connector and the external heat sink;
wherein the device further comprises a plate coupled to the at least one spring contact, the plate substantially parallel to the side of the cage and in contact with the connector received in the cage to thereby define a thermally-conductive heat path between the connector and the at least one spring contact.

US Pat. No. 10,389,272

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING MULTI-LEVEL DIODE-CLAMPED INVERTERS USING SPACE VECTOR PULSE WIDTH MODULATION (SVPWM)

INERTECH IP LLC, Plano, ...

1. A control system for a multi-level inverter, comprising:a processor and a memory configured to:
sample a reference voltage vector and an angle;
identify a sector among a plurality of sectors of the multi-level inverter;
convert the reference voltage vector and the angle into X and Y coordinate point values in the identified sector;
identify a region among a plurality of regions of the multi-level inverter based on the X and Y coordinate point values; and
select a switching sequence and a plurality of turn-on time values based on the identified sector and region; and
a circuit configured to generate pulse width modulation (PWM) switching signals for the plurality of regions of the multi-level inverter and the plurality of sectors of the multi-level inverter based on the turn-on time values and the selected switching sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,389,220

FORCE SENSE GENERATOR

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

1. A force sense generator comprising:a rotatable circular plate having a rotation axis at a center of gravity;
a motor that drives the circular plate to be rotated;
a cam formed at a surface of the circular plate so as to surround the rotation axis;
an anchor that is reciprocated along a linear trajectory that is perpendicular to the rotation axis of the circular plate; and
a follower provided at the anchor and is moved along the cam,
the cam being configured to include a first angle range and a second angle range such that the anchor is moved in opposite directions at different accelerations when the follower moves within the first angle range and when the follower moves within the second angle range, respectively, while the circular plate is rotated in one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,383,612

ORGAN MANIPULATOR APPARATUS

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. An organ manipulation apparatus comprising:a suction assembly, wherein the suction assembly includes
a hollow shaft connectable to a first vacuum source;
a suction cup connected to the hollow shaft and configured to establish a relative negative pressure, via the vacuum source, in a space between the suction cup and an organ and to exert sufficient force on the organ to move the organ when the suction cup is moved after first being placed against the organ;
a clevis arranged to translate along a length of the hollow shaft; and
a roller comprising an elongated body with an axis of rotation substantially perpendicular to the length of the hollow shaft to permit rotational movement between the clevis and the hollow shaft; and
a tissue stabilizer configured to stabilize a coronary artery, wherein the tissue stabilizer includes
a heart contact member that includes one or more stabilizer feet, wherein each one of the stabilizer feet is configured to engage a surface of a heart, and each one of the stabilizer feet can be rotated; and
a device disposed to draw a vacuum through each one of the stabilizer feet.

US Pat. No. 10,383,335

BICYCLIC PYRAZOLE PESTICIDES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A compound selected from Formula 1, an N-oxide or salt thereof,
wherein
Q is

A is CH or N;
R1 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C1-C4 alkylthio or C1-C4 haloalkylthio; m is 0;
X1a is CH2;
X1b is CH2;
X2 is CH2;
t is 1;
R2 is C(?O)R4 or C(?O)NR6R7;
R4 is H; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy or C3-C6 cycloalkoxy, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one Rx; or C(O)OR21, C(O)NR15R16 or C(O)R22;
R5 is H;
R6 is H, NR15R16, OR17, C(?NR10)R11, C(O)OR21, C(O)NR15R16, C(O)R22, S(O)nR23 or Qa; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one Rx;
R7 is H or Qa; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one Rx; or
R6 and R7 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 10-membered ring containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and up to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from one oxygen atom, one sulfur atom, and up to 2 nitrogen atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon atom ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom ring member is selected from S, S(O) or S(O)2, said ring being unsubstituted or substituted with up to 4 Rx; or
R6 and R7 are taken together as ?S(O)pR18R19 or ?S(?NR20)R18R19;
each Rx is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkoxy, C(?NR10)R11, C(O)OR21, C(O)NR15R16, OC(O)R22, NR25R26, NR24C(O)R22, C(O)R22, S(O)nR23, Si(R28)3, OSi(R28)3 or Qa;
each Ry is independently halogen, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkoxy, C(?NR10)R11, C(O)OR21, OC(O)R22, NR25R26, NR24C(O)R22, C(O)R22 or Qa;
each R10 is independently OR12, S(O)nR13 or NHR14;
each R11 is independently H; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one Rx; or C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkoxy, C(O)OR21, C(O)NR15R16, C(O)R22;
each R12 is independently C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C(O)R22, S(O)nR13 or Qa;
each R13 is independently C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl;
R14 is C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C(O)R22 or C(O)OR21; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
R15 is H, NR15aR16a, OR17, C(?NR10)R11, C(O)OR21, C(O)NR15aR16a, C(O)R22 or S(O)nR23; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one Rx;
R16 is H; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one Rx; or
R15 and R16 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 10-membered ring containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and up to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from one oxygen atom, one sulfur atom, and up to 2 nitrogen atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon atom ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom ring member is selected from S, S(O) or S(O)2, said ring being unsubstituted or substituted with up to 4 Rx; or
R15 and R16 are taken together as ?S(O)pR18R19 or ?S(?NR20)R18R19;
each R15a is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C(O)R27 or S(O)2R27; or phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic aromatic ring, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R16a is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; or
R15a and R16a are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 7-membered ring containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and up to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from one oxygen atom, one sulfur atom, and up to 2 nitrogen atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon atom ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom ring member is selected from S, S(O) or S(O)2, said ring being unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
R17 is C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R18 is independently C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R19 is independently C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy; or
R18 and R19 are taken together with the sulfur atom to which they are attached to form a ring;
R20 is H, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl or C(O)R22; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R21 is independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or C3-C6 halocycloalkyl; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R22 is independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 halocycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkoxy or NR25R26; or
phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R23 is independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 halocycloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkylalkyl or C3-C6 halocycloalkylalkyl; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R24 is independently C1-C4 alkyl;
each R25 is independently H, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy or C1-C4 haloalkoxy; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R26 is independently C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy; or
R25 and R26 are independently taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 7-membered ring containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and up to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from one oxygen atom, one sulfur atom, and up to 2 nitrogen atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon atom ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom ring member is selected from S, S(O) or S(O)2, said ring being unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R27 is independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy or NR29R30; or phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic aromatic ring, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R28 is independently C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or phenyl;
each R29 is independently H or Qa; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each R30 is independently H or Qa; or C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl or C2-C6 alkynyl, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy; or
R29 and R30 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 10-membered ring containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and up to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from one oxygen atom, one sulfur atom, and up to 2 nitrogen atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon atom ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom ring member is selected from S, S(O) or S(O)2, said ring being unsubstituted or substituted with up to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each Qa is independently phenyl, a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic aromatic ring or a 3- to 6-membered heterocyclic non-aromatic ring, each ring containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and up to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from one oxygen atom, one sulfur atom, and up to 2 nitrogen atoms, wherein up to 2 carbon atom ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S) and the sulfur atom ring member is selected from S, S(O) or S(O)2, each ring unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy and C1-C4 haloalkoxy;
each n is independently 0, 1 or 2; and
p is 1 or 2.
US Pat. No. 10,385,015

N-ACYLATED METHIONINE SULFOXIDES AS FOOD FLAVOURING COMPOUNDS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A flavour composition comprising:a sulfoxide compound selected from the group consisting of (2S)-2-acetamido-4-(methylsulfinyl)butanoic acid; (2 S)-2-hexanamido-4-(methylsulfinyl)butanoic acid; (2 S)-2-decanamido-4-(methylsulfinyl)butanoic acid; (2 S)-2-((Z)-dodec-5-enamido)-4-(methylsulfinyl)butanoic acid; (2 S)-2-dodecanamido-4-(methylsulfinyl)butanoic acid;
(2 S)-4-(methylsulfinyl)-2-tetradecanami dobutanoic acid; (2 S)-4-(methyl sulfinyl)-2-pentadecanami dobutanoic acid; (2S)-4-(methylsulfinyl)-2-palmitamidobutanoic acid;
(2 S)-2-heptadecanami do-4-(methyl sulfinyl)butanoic acid; (2 S)-4-(methyl sulfinyl)-2-((9Z,12Z)-octadeca-9,12-dienamido)butanoic acid; (2 S)-4-(methyl sulfinyl)-2-oleamidobutanoic acid; (2S)-3-(methylsulfinyl)-2-oleamidopropanoic acid and (2S)-4-(methylsulfinyl)-2-stearamidobutanoic acid; and at least one flavour co-ingredient;
wherein the sulfoxide compound accentuates the taste or mouth feel characteristics of edible products in which it is incorporated when the sulfoxide compound is present at a level of from 1 part per billion to 10 parts per million based on the total weight of an edible product.

US Pat. No. 10,390,442

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING DISPLAY DEVICE TO EXTERIOR MEMBER IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for attaching a display device to an exterior member in an electronic device, the method comprising:arranging a tube to be at least partially surrounded by a foldable flexible display device; arranging the flexible display device to be at least partially surrounded by the exterior member, the flexible display device and the exterior member being folded;
inflating the tube by injecting a gas into the tube,
applying an adhesive between the exterior member and the flexible display device, before inflating the tube, and
removing the tube from a space which is formed by inner surfaces of the flexible display device, after the tube inflated,
wherein the flexible display device is attached to inner surfaces of the exterior member by the inflation of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,390,439

INSERTION LOSS REDUCTION AND INCREASED BONDING IN A CIRCUIT APPARATUS

International Business Ma...

1. A flexible circuit apparatus comprising:a first flexible insulator;
a high speed signal trace upon the first flexible insulator, the high speed signal trace comprising a planarized surface; and
a low speed signal trace upon the first flexible insulator, the low speed signal trace comprising an irregular surface.

US Pat. No. 10,390,432

CIRCUIT BOARD MODULE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A circuit board module for a display device comprising:a rigid-flex printed circuit board having a rigid portion and a plurality of flexible portions and including a flexible base film that has a first area overlapping the rigid portion and a plurality of second areas laterally protruding from the first area and overlapping the plurality of flexible portions to engage the rigid portion with the plurality of flexible portions as one body without an additional connection member;
a plurality of flexible printed circuit cables attached to the rigid portion of the rigid-flex printed circuit board; and
a rigid printed circuit board electrically connected to the rigid-flex circuit board through the plurality of flexible printed circuit cables.

US Pat. No. 10,390,431

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING SLIT

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A flexible printed circuit board for coupling to a connector having a plurality of contacts, comprising:a flexible film;
a plurality of electrodes disposed on at least one face of the film and configured to come in contact with the contacts of the connector;
one or more slits formed in the film between adjacent electrodes among the plurality of electrodes; and
a reinforcement plate disposed on at least one face of the film.

US Pat. No. 10,390,427

PHOTOSENSITIVE GLASS PASTE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A photosensitive glass paste comprising a photosensitive organic component and an inorganic component that contains a glass powder having a high softening point, a glass powder having a low softening point that is lower than the high softening point, and a ceramic filler,wherein the ceramic filler has a thermal expansion coefficient of from 10×10?6/° C. to 16×10?6/° C.,
the inorganic component contains from 30% to 50% by volume of the ceramic filler, and
the inorganic component contains from 0.5% to 10% by volume of the glass powder having a low softening point.

US Pat. No. 10,390,420

METHOD OF DYNAMIC THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of dynamic thermal management comprising:classifying a plurality of devices that are a same type into groups of devices according to test results of tests performed on the plurality of devices;
storing the test results as power data for the groups of devices;
measuring a current temperature of a first device classified in a first group among the groups of devices;
calculating an allowable power using the current temperature;
deriving an allowable frequency corresponding to the current temperature by using the allowable power and first power data from among the stored power data, wherein the first power data is data related to the first group to which the first device belongs, and the first power data includes power values of the first group corresponding to temperature and frequency; and
modifying an operating frequency of the first device with the allowable frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,390,392

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN OUTPUT OF AN ELECTRICAL AC VOLTAGE

1. A method for controlling an output of an electrical AC voltage, comprising the following steps:(a) switching off a current flow induced by the AC voltage as soon as an absolute value of the AC voltage exceeds a switching-off target voltage, and
(b) switching on a current flow as soon as the absolute value of the AC voltage falls below a switching-on target voltage,
wherein:
the switching-off target voltage and the switching-on target voltage are positive,
the switching-on target voltage is lower than or equal to the switching-off target voltage,
the output of the electrical AC voltage controlled in steps (a) and (b) is applied as an input to an input-side coupling capacitor connected to at least one LED lamp, and
a brightness of the at least one LED lamp can be controlled in a brightness range of 0% to 100% of a maximum brightness of the at least one LED lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,390,390

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE DRIVING CIRCUIT THEREOF

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a light-emitting module; and
a driving circuit, coupled to the light-emitting module and configured to generate a driving signal set to drive the light-emitting module, the driving circuit comprising:
a first driver, configured to receive a control signal related to an operation status of the electronic apparatus and generate a first signal set according to the control signal;
a second driver, comprising at least one resistor, wherein the at least one resistor is configured to receive a system power and accordingly generate a second signal set; and
a switching circuit, coupled to the first driver and the second driver to receive the first signal set and the second signal set respectively, the switching circuit taking the second signal set as the driving signal set when the switching circuit does not receive the first signal set.

US Pat. No. 10,390,387

MICROWAVE HEATING APPARATUS

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A microwave heating apparatus comprising:a cavity arranged to receive a load;
a microwave generator arranged to generate microwaves;
a transmission line arranged to transmit the generated microwaves to the cavity;
a sensing device arranged to measure electromagnetic field strengths configured to provide information about the phase and the amplitude of a reflection coefficient, the reflection coefficient being representative of the ratio between the amount of microwaves reflected back towards the microwave generator and the amount of microwaves transmitted in the transmission line from the microwave generator; and
a control unit configured to detect whether the measured electromagnetic field strengths correspond to a reflection coefficient having a phase within a predetermined interval of phases and an amplitude within a predetermined interval of amplitudes, said predetermined intervals of phases and amplitudes corresponding to an operating region of the microwave generator, and to control the microwave generator based on the detection.

US Pat. No. 10,390,381

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, by one or more processors, for managing a wireless communication network comprising:detecting the presence of a plurality of mobile electronic devices within a wireless communication network;
calculating a device-to-device (D2D) connectability score for each of the plurality of mobile electronic devices; wherein the calculating of the D2D connectability score for each of the plurality of mobile electronic devices is based on a security posture of the respective mobile electronic device, a privacy posture of the respective mobile electronic device, or a combination thereof;
generating a signal representative of the calculated D2D connectability score for each of the plurality of mobile electronic devices; and
establishing D2D communications between another mobile electronic device and a selected one of the plurality of mobile electronic devices based on the calculated D2D connectability score of each of the plurality of mobile electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,390,375

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD HAVING COMMUNICATION FUNCTION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a detecting unit configured to detect whether a second information processing apparatus is brought into physical contact or close physical proximity;
a receiving unit configured to receive a setting information from the second information processing apparatus through a first wireless communication link based on the detection by the detection unit;
a connection establishing unit configured to establish a connection to the second information processing apparatus through a second wireless communication link using the setting information;
a memory unit configured to store the setting information; and
a sending unit configured to send the setting information to a third information processing apparatus,
wherein the detecting unit, the receiving unit, the connection establishing unit, the memory unit, and the sending unit are each implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,390,374

CONFIGURABLE COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EVENT SPACES

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A system for event space communication infrastructure, comprising:a plurality of mobile infrastructure devices;
each of the plurality of mobile infrastructure devices being associated with one or more predetermined users within a venue;
each of the plurality of mobile infrastructure devices comprising a wireless communication device that:
broadcasts a unique identifier associated with a specific one of the one or more predetermined users within the venue;
detects a response from at least one client mobile device, wherein the at least one client mobile device runs an application associated with the venue and wherein a user of the corresponding at least one mobile device has identified interest in receiving information from the specific one of the one or more predetermined users via use of the application prior to an event at the venue, and wherein the response is generated by the at least one client mobile device responsive to determining presence of the unique identifier in a received signal;
switches from a broadcast mode into a two-way communication mode after detecting the response; and
establishes data exchange with the at least one client mobile device including communicating, or providing access to, the information.

US Pat. No. 10,390,356

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING AIR INTERFACES WITH LOW OVERHEAD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for configuring an air interface, the method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, an index and a modification instruction from a network device, the index identifying a first predefined air interface configuration of a plurality of predefined air interface configurations, and the modification instruction indicating a modification of fewer than all parameters of the first predefined air interface configuration identified by the index, the index and the modification instruction instructing the wireless device to establish a modified air interface configuration; and
transmitting a signal over the modified air interface configuration, wherein the modified air interface configuration is different than each of the plurality of predefined air interface configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,390,354

EVOLVED NODE-B (ENB), USER EQUIPMENT (UE) AND METHODS FOR FLEXIBLE DUPLEX COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an Evolved Node-B (eNB), the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and hardware processing circuitry, the hardware processing circuitry to configure the transceiver circuitry to:transmit a downlink control information (DCI) block to a User Equipment (UE) during a group of time-division duplex (TDD) sub-frames; and
receive an uplink control information (UCI) block from the UE during the group of TDD sub-frames,
wherein the TDD sub-frames in the group are configured according to one or more candidate flexible duplex formats,
wherein a first candidate flexible duplex format includes a downlink control portion allocated for DCI transmission by the eNB and further includes an uplink control portion allocated for UCI transmission by the UEs, and
wherein a second candidate flexible duplex format includes a downlink control portion allocated for DCI transmission by the eNB and excludes uplink control portions allocated for UCI transmission by the UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,390,348

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN AGILE WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for dynamically configuring a radio access network (RAN) associated with a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, at a network infrastructure controller, an indication of a change in traffic load in a part of the RAN;
selecting, by the network infrastructure controller, a node from nodes associated with a private network in accordance with the part of the RAN associated with the indication, in accordance with information associated with the indication, and in accordance with characteristics of the nodes stored in a private radio node database, the characteristics of the nodes comprising energy consumption information associated with the nodes;
dynamically reconfiguring, by the network infrastructure controller, a backhaul network infrastructure of the RAN, wherein the dynamically reconfiguring comprises:
transmitting an instruction, from the network infrastructure controller to the selected node, to add the selected node to the RAN or to remove the selected node from the RAN to change a topology of the RAN for serving a plurality of UEs in accordance with the change in traffic load in the part of the RAN; and
transmitting, from the network infrastructure controller to a traffic engineering controller, a notification of a change in the topology of the RAN caused by the instruction to add or remove the selected node from the RAN.

US Pat. No. 10,390,339

USER APPARATUS, AND CONTROL CHANNEL RECEPTION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus configured to perform communication with a base station in a mobile communication system,wherein a common search space and a user specific search space are defined in a predetermined physical downlink control channel transmitted from the base station, the user apparatus comprising:
a monitoring control unit configured to monitor, for each predetermined time frame, any one of the common search space and the user specific search space in the predetermined physical downlink control channel,
wherein the user apparatus is a bandwidth reduced user apparatus, and
wherein the monitoring control unit is configured to monitor the common search space in the predetermined time frame that corresponds to a subframe in which downlink control information of a random access response is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,390,335

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting control information by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:generating uplink control information (UCI) including hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement (ACK) and periodic channel state information (CSI);
identifying that a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission of the UE is configured;
transmitting, to a base station, the HARQ ACK on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and transmitting, to the base station, the periodic CSI on a PUSCH of at least one secondary cell (SCell) for a licensed band in case that the PUSCH transmission is not configured on a primary cell (PCell) and the PUSCH transmission is configured on the at least one SCell for the licensed band; and
transmitting, to the base station, the HARQ ACK and the periodic CSI on the PUCCH in case that the PUSCH transmission is not configured on the PCell and the PUSCH transmission is configured only on the at least one SCell for an unlicensed band.

US Pat. No. 10,390,323

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY DE-ACTIVATING A TRANSMITTER MODE OF A CARGO MONITORING DEVICE

LOCUS SOLUTIONS, LLC, Ju...

1. A device comprising:a communication module including transmitter functionality to transmit data and receiver functionality to receive data;
a data extraction module that is configured to extract a cell tower identification from the received data; and
a communication state determination module that is configured to: (1) de-activate the transmitter functionality when the cell tower identification matches an airport identification, (2) detect a plurality of communication signals within a predetermined time period representing an activation sequence, respective ones of the plurality of communication signals including a different identification with respect to the other communication signals and the identification is not the airport identification, and (3) activate the transmitter functionality upon detection of the activation sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,390,322

ENHANCED REGISTRATION MESSAGES IN INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEMS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable medium containing instructions that, when executed by at least one computer processor coupled to a telecommunications network, implement a process, the process comprising:receiving, from an IMS core network, a registration message, wherein the registration message includes an extended header, and
wherein the extended header includes—
a device header that contains a unique identifier for a mobile device; and,
a subscriber header that contains a unique identifier for a subscriber associated with the mobile device; and
forwarding the registration message to a process in the IMS core network;
wherein, in response to the registration message, a user authorization request is generated by the IMS core network based at least in part on the device header and the subscriber header, and
wherein the user authorization is generated to—
determine capabilities of the mobile device,
obtain location determination capabilities of the mobile device, or
provide services to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,390,315

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:performing a medium access control (MAC) reset if a first message to perform a handover from a first base station to a second base station is received from the first base station;
stopping a running periodic power headroom report (PHR) timer, when the MAC reset is performed;
receiving, from the second base station, information for allocating an uplink resource;
starting the stopped periodic PHR timer when the uplink resource is first allocated for a new transmission since the MAC reset is performed, without transmitting a PHR;
transmitting, to the second base station, a second message to confirm the handover using the uplink resource;
triggering a PHR when the started periodic PHR timer expires;
transmitting, to the second base station, the triggered PHR; and
starting the expired periodic PHR timer.