US Pat. No. 10,397,897

METHODS FOR IMPROVING PAGING TYPE2 PERFORMANCE IN DUAL SIM DUAL STANDBY (DSDS) DEVICES AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) device, comprising;recovering a radio frequency (RF) resource by a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) after RF tune away to a second SIM;
detecting a missed Packet Data Unit (PDU) Sequence Number (SN) after the recovering the RF resource;
transmitting a status PDU to a network in response to the detecting the missed PDU SN; and
performing a paging delay mitigation process in response to detecting the missed PDU SN,
wherein the performing the paging delay mitigation process includes,
initiating a first timer, having a first duration, in response to the transmitting the status PDU; and
determining whether the missing PDU SN has been received during the first duration after the initiating the first timer,
blocking RF tune away to the second SIM in response to the determining that the missing PDU SN has not been received during the first duration; and
initiating a second timer, having a second duration, in response to the blocking RF tune away.

US Pat. No. 10,397,963

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor executing the instructions stored in the memory;
wherein the instructions are executed to:
perform communication with a communication apparatus by a first communication method;
perform communication with the communication apparatus by a second communication method different from the first communication method;
obtain, from the communication apparatus, first information relating to a network connection in the communication apparatus using the first communication method; and
hold the obtained first information in the at least one memory, wherein
in a case where the information processing apparatus cannot communicate with the communication apparatus by the first communication method using the first information that is held in the at least one memory, obtain, from the communication apparatus and via communication using the second communication method, second information relating to the network connection in the communication apparatus using the first communication method; and
in a case where the obtained second information is different from the first information that is held in the at least one memory, transmit, to the communication apparatus and via communication using the second communication method, the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,398,060

DISCRETE COOLING MODULE

Amazon technologies, Inc....

1. A system for storing data, comprising:a rack;
one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, a data storage module of the one or more data storage modules comprising:
a chassis that partially bounds a chassis interior such that the chassis encompasses a front end, opposing side ends, and a bottom end of the chassis interior;
two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis; and
one or more mass storage devices coupled to at least one of the backplanes within the chassis interior; and
a discrete cooling module configured to, when coupled to the chassis, enable discrete cooling of the one or more mass storage devices in the chassis of the data storage module, the discrete cooling module comprising:
at least one air moving device coupled to an air cover, wherein when the discrete cooling module is coupled to the chassis, configuration of the air cover determines a position of the at least one air moving device relative to the chassis;
the at least one air moving device configured to induce an airflow through the chassis interior of the data storage module, such that the airflow removes heat from at least one heat producing component of each of the one or more mass storage devices in the chassis interior; and
the air cover configured to:
bound at least a portion of a top end of the chassis interior that is unbounded by the chassis and direct the airflow through the chassis interior to enable the discrete cooling, and extend above the one or more mass storage devices, between a first vertically-oriented plane defined by an inlet end of the chassis and a second vertically-oriented plane defined by an exhaust end of the chassis when coupled with the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,397,998

DRIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A driver circuit for delivering a current to a load, comprising:an input for receiving an input voltage, comprising first and second terminals;
a driver unit for providing a current for the load from the input voltage, wherein the driver unit comprises a linear driver which comprises a current regulating element (Q3) in series between the input and the load, said current regulating element having a controllable resistive characteristic, an operating current level for the load being controlled by a driver input voltage controlling a resistance of the current regulating element;
a compensation unit in series with the driver unit and the input, for providing a compensating voltage thereby to control the voltage across the driver unit in dependence on the input voltage and operating conditions of the load;
wherein the compensation unit comprises a switch mode power converter and a second capacitor (C2) as an energy source of the switch mode power converter, with the current regulating element (Q3), the load and the second capacitor (C2) in series connection between the first and second terminals, wherein
the second capacitor (C2) is disposed at the output of the load and is adapted to be charged by a portion of the current from said input voltage that has flowed through the current regulating element (Q3) and the load;
wherein the driver input voltage controls a base current of a first transistor coupled to the current regulating element; and
wherein the first transistor controls a collector current of a second transistor coupled to the current regulating element.

US Pat. No. 10,398,006

OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS AND MOVEABLE APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An object detection apparatus comprising:a light emission unit including a light source to emit light to an object;
a light receiving unit including a light detector to receive light reflected from the object;
a signal processing unit including a signal detector to be input with an output signal of the light detector or a signal that is acquired by processing the output signal of the light detector; and
a control circuit configured to
control the light emission unit to emit light to all of a light emission region of the light emission unit, the light emission unit emitting the light at a first light emission intensity at a first emission cycle,
control the light receiving unit to receive the emitted light at the first light emission intensity at the first emission cycle reflected from the object and control the signal processing unit to process the output signal of the light detector at a first frame rate,
set at least one area in the light emission region of the light emission unit as a target area,
set at least one of a light emission condition of the light emission unit or a processing condition of the signal processing unit such that the at least one of the light emission condition or the processing condition are different between a time when the light is emitted to the target area in the light emission region and a time when the light is emitted to a background area in the light emission region so as to enhance a signal-to-noise ratio of the output signal of the light detector by at least one of
setting the light emission unit to emit the light at a second emission intensity that is higher than the first light emission intensity,
setting the light emission unit to emit the light at a second emission cycle that is shorter than the first emission cycle, and
setting the signal processing unit to process the output signal of the light detector at a second frame rate lower than the first frame rate, and
calculate a distance of each of pixel areas of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,391,264

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH SELECTIVELY RETRACTABLE NEEDLE CAP

Retractable Technologies,...

1. A syringe useful for injecting an aspirated therapeutic fluid, the syringe comprising in combination:a barrel having an inside wall;
a plunger disposed in coaxial sliding relationship to the inside wall;
a needle assembly further comprising a rearwardly biased needle holder and a forwardly-projecting needle and needle tip that is are retractable into the barrel following injection of the therapeutic fluid; and
a needle cap further comprising a hollow body and tapered nose tube with oppositely disposed proximal and distal open ends;
wherein the needle cap is configured to be selectively moveable between a pre-use position in which a portion of the needle cap releasably engages the barrel and extends forwardly past and circumferentially surrounds the forwardly projecting needle tip, an intermediate position in which the needle cap is moved rearwardly relative to the barrel to expose the needle tip and a forwardly extending portion of the needle sufficiently to allow the therapeutic fluid to be aspirated from a vial into the barrel by moving the plunger rearwardly inside the barrel after inserting the needle tip into the vial; and
wherein the needle cap is configured to be selectively moveable forwardly from the intermediate position back to the pre-use position following aspiration to recap and protect the needle and needle tip pending injection of the therapeutic fluid; and
wherein the needle cap is configured to be moveable forwardly from the pre-use position to a final position in which the needle cap is completely released and removed from the barrel to fully expose the needle forwardly of the barrel prior to injecting the aspirated therapeutic fluid by expelling the therapeutic fluid from the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,398,069

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic component, the method comprising:inserting a plurality of multilayer chips into a plurality of cavities formed in a pallet, respectively, the plurality of multilayer chips each including a laminated body having a plurality of ceramic layers and a plurality of internal electrode layers;
aligning the plurality of multilayer chips by moving each of the plurality of multilayer chips to one of inner wall surfaces that form the cavities;
providing a liquid repellent film that repels a conductive ink on an upper surface of the pallet;
applying the conductive ink to ends of the plurality of aligned multilayer chips, and the liquid repellent film on the upper surface of the pallet; and
drying the applied conductive ink to form external electrodes on the plurality of multilayer chips
wherein in the applying step, the conductive ink which adheres to the upper surface of the pallet in the application is guided into the cavities or a region of the upper surface of the pallet, the region being a region without the liquid repellent film provided.

US Pat. No. 10,398,024

STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board, comprising:a stretchable base;
a stretchable wiring portion formed on at least one of a first main surface and a second main surface of the stretchable base;
a reinforcement base having in-plane rigidity higher than that of the stretchable base;
a conductor portion formed on at least one of a first main surface and a second main surface of the reinforcement base, and electrically continuous with the stretchable wiring portion; and
an elastomer layer formed on at least one of the first main surface and the second main surface of the reinforcement base, wherein
the reinforcement base overlaps with a partial area of the stretchable base,
an other area of the stretchable base is exposed from the reinforcement base,
the stretchable wiring portion extends on the other area and over the partial area,
the elastomer layer and the stretchable base are layered and joined with each other,
the elastomer layer lies between the conductor portion and the reinforcement base,
the conductor portion is in contact with one surface of the elastomer layer,
the elastomer layer has an electrically insulating property, and
the elastomer layer entirely covers the first main surface of the reinforcement base.

US Pat. No. 10,398,018

COUPLING CANCELLATION IN ELECTRON ACCELERATION SYSTEMS

FAR-TECH, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A thermionic RF gun, comprising:a first RF cavity;
a second RP cavity connected to the first RF cavity along an axis;
a thermionic cathode configured to generate electrons for entry into the first RF cavity; and
a dual RF feed configured to provide input power to each of the first and second RF cavities independently, so as to generate an RF field in each of the first and second RF cavities;
wherein a length of the first RF cavity is less than 0.25 inches so as increase a launch phase ?BB at which back-bombardment occurs, thereby reducing an electron back-bombardment power of the thermionic RF gun;
wherein a center of the second RF cavity is located at a distance not more than 1.5 inches from a center of the first RF cavity, along the axis, thereby increasing an electron capture rate of the thermionic RF gun;
and
wherein an electric coupling between the first and second RF cavities is cancelled out by a magnetic coupling between the first and second RF cavities, so that a phase of the RF field in the first RF cavity is controllable independently of a phase of the RF field in the second RF cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,398,008

LIGHT ASSEMBLY

1. A light assembly comprising:multiple first units each having multiple light members received therein, each first unit having two ends;
multiple second units, each of the two ends of each first unit being connected and sealed with one of the multiple second unit;
each second unit including a cylindrical end member, a first control member, multiple plugs, each of the two ends of each first unit being connected with the corresponding second unit by the end member of the corresponding second unit, the end member having a first room and a second room respectively defined in two ends thereof, the first room communicating with the second room, the end member having a third room defined radially therein, the third room communicating with the first room;
the first control member received in the first room of the end member and adapted to be charged by a power source by wireless way, the first control member providing power to the light members and turning on or turning off the light members simultaneously, the first control member electrically connected to the light members by wireless way or wired way;
the second and third rooms receiving one of the multiple plugs respectively; the plugs received in the second and third rooms being female plugs respectively and electrically connected to the first control member by wireless way or by wired way;
each of the first control members being electrically connected to each other wirelessly by using a common frequency so as to control the multiple first units.

US Pat. No. 10,397,935

RADIO LINK FAILURE HANDLING FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

11. An apparatus of a first evolved Node-B (eNB), the apparatus comprising processing circuitry coupled to memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode a radio resource control (RRC) indication from a user equipment (UE) that a connection between the UE and a second eNB has experienced a radio link failure (RLF), the UE in a dual connectivity state with the first eNB and the second eNB; and
encode a configuration message for transmission to the UE, to release a secondary cell group of the second eNB and suspend at least one radio bearer, the at least one radio bearer used prior to being suspended by the second eNB to communicate with the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,919

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF A VIRTUAL CARRIER BASED ON UE CAPABILITIES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device that communicates with a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network including one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for the communications device, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit unlink data to the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface;
a receiver configured to receive downlink data from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface, wherein
the wireless access interface provides a plurality of communications resource elements across a host frequency bandwidth, and
the plurality of communications resource elements includes, within the host frequency bandwidth, a first section of communications resource elements forming a first virtual carrier containing a first frequency bandwidth, the first virtual carrier for allocation to reduced capability devices and including a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) portion common to a plurality of reduced capability devices and a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) portion allocated exclusively for use by another communications device, and the reduced capability devices each having a receiver bandwidth which is greater than the first frequency bandwidth but less than the host frequency bandwidth; and
processing circuitry configured to control the transmitter transmit, to the mobile communications network, a relative capability of the receiver to receive the downlink data via the wireless access interface, the relative capability including an indication of a relative bandwidth of the receiver to receive signals within the host frequency bandwidth, the relative bandwidth being greater than the first frequency bandwidth and smaller than the host frequency bandwidth, wherein
the receiver receives, from the mobile communications network in response to the indication an allocation of communications resource elements, the allocation of communications resource elements by the PDCCH of the first virtual carrier including communications resource elements which are outside the first frequency bandwidth and that form a second virtual carrier including a second PDSCH portion allocated exclusively for use by the communications device, but within the relative bandwidth of the receiver, and which encompass the first frequency bandwidth,
the first virtual carrier abuts the second virtual carrier in bandwidth, and
the second PDSCH portion of the second virtual carrier is larger in time within a subframe than the first PDSCH portion of the first virtual carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,397,913

INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN BASE STATIONS

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station:
first configuration information indicating a starting symbol parameter that is indicative of a start, in at least one subframe, of a first physical downlink control channel associated with the first base station; and
second configuration information indicating that the first physical downlink control channel is to be transmitted by the first base station in fewer than all resource blocks of the at least one subframe;
receiving, by a second base station, the first configuration information; and
transmitting, by the second base station, a second physical downlink control channel using second radio resources that are configured, based on the first configuration information, to manage overlap with first radio resources of the first physical downlink control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,395,772

MOBILE SUPPLEMENTATION, EXTRACTION, AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH RECORDS

Tempus Labs, Chicago, IL...

1. A method for providing an oncologist with clinical decision support information about a cancer patient whose tumor DNA has been sequenced with a next generation sequencing (NGS) system, comprising:receiving, from a mobile device, an image of a medical document comprising NGS medical information of the cancer patient;
extracting a first region from the image;
extracting NGS medical information of the cancer patient from the first region into a structured dataset;
correlating a portion of the extracted NGS medical information with summarized medical information from a cohort of patients similar to the cancer patient; and
generating, for display on the mobile device, a clinical decision support report comprising the summarized medical information.

US Pat. No. 10,398,070

SUCTION NOZZLE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A suction nozzle used in a mounting device for mounting a component on a board, comprising:an air pipe; and
a suction pad portion which has a flow path communicating with the air pipe, has a cavity portion between the suction pad portion and the component, abuts on the component, and is formed to be larger than the air pipe at a tip of the air pipe,
wherein a resistance cavity which causes resistance and decreases air flow speed when a positive pressure is applied is formed between the flow path and the cavity portion,
wherein the resistance cavity includes a first cavity having a slit shape which has a width smaller than a size of the flow path and a length longer than a size of the flow path, and a second cavity formed on a side of the cavity portion, the second cavity having a slit shape which has a sectional area larger than that of the first cavity, and
wherein the length and width are perpendicular to the flow path in the air pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,398,068

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

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

1. An electromagnetic shielding sheet, comprising:electrically conductive carbon;
a soft magnetic powder; and
a base material made from a resin in which a filler including the conductive carbon and the soft magnetic powder has been mixed,
wherein an electrically conductive carbon volume ratio is 2.0 to 10.0 vol %, and a soft magnetic powder volume ratio is 15.0 to 25.0%,
wherein the electrically conductive carbon is electrically conductive carbon black, fibrous carbon, or graphite fiber, and
wherein the electrically conductive carbon black is granular electrically conductive carbon black provided with a hollow shell structure.

US Pat. No. 10,397,978

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALING OPTIMIZATION OF IP CONNECTION OVER A MOBILE-RADIO NETWORK

FLASH NETWORKS, LTD, Her...

1. A method comprising:(a) employing, a network element (NE) that is communicatively coupled between a plurality of cellular devices (CDs) via a cellular network and a plurality of servers via an Internet Protocol (IP) network; and
(b) configuring the NE for:
obtaining a control message sent from a first server, from the plurality of servers, toward a first CD from the plurality of CDs;
determining whether the first CD is in idle mode by comparing the time interval between the current time (CT), in which the control message was obtained, and the time value that is stored in a last timestamp register (LTSR) and indicates the time in which the last packet from the first CD had been obtained, if the time interval is bigger than a defined time out (TO) the first CD is considered to be in idle mode;
storing, upon determining that the first CD is in idle mode, the obtained control message in a computer memory device that is associated with the NE;
determining that another IP packet is sent toward the first CD; and
transferring the stored control message in association with the another IP packet toward the first CD via the cellular network;
(c) wherein storing the obtained control message saves the needs to reestablish the radio connection with the first CD, which is considered to be in idle mode.

US Pat. No. 10,397,964

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus which communicates with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:a storage that stores history information which contains an identifier of a cell which the terminal apparatus visited;
detector circuitry that detects a number of cell changes made during an evaluation time; and
radio resource control circuitry that notifies the base station apparatus of a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection setup complete message which includes first information and second information, wherein
the first information indicates a mobility state which is one of a normal-mobility state, a high-mobility state, and a medium-mobility state, the mobility state relating to the number of cell changes made during the evaluation time,
the second information relates to the history information,
the terminal apparatus receives the evaluation time from the base station apparatus, and
the terminal apparatus reports the mobility state to the base station apparatus in accordance with a RRC message from the base station apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,393,409

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Forced Physics, LLC, Sco...

1. A system for cooling comprising:a micro channel layer; and
a gas, wherein the gas is air;
wherein the micro channel layer comprises:
a micro channel and an aligned micro channel, the micro channel layer comprising at least a first base, a second base, a first side, a second side, and a third side;
wherein the first base, the second base, the first side, and the second side are configured to form an inflow opening;
wherein the first base, the second base, the second side, and the third side are configured to form an aligned inflow opening and an aligned outflow opening;
wherein the inflow opening and the aligned inflow opening form a set of inflow openings;
wherein the outflow opening and the aligned outflow opening form a set of outflow openings;
wherein the gas is induced to flow through the micro channel and the aligned micro channel through operation of a pressure differential between a first pressure and a second pressure, the first pressure of the gas proximal to the set of inflow openings being atmospheric and the second pressure of the gas proximal to the set of outflow openings being less than atmospheric;
wherein the micro channel layer is configured to accommodate a flow of the gas from the set of inflow openings to the set of outflow openings in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a cross section of the micro channel layer;
wherein the first base and the second base are selected from a set of base materials consisting of: aluminum sheet metal, anodized aluminum, Teflon-coated aluminum, painted aluminum, copper sheet metal, graphene, and pyrolytic graphite;
wherein the first side, the second side, and the third side are selected from a set of side materials consisting of: aluminum foil, copper foil, graphene, and pyrolytic graphite;
wherein the first side has a thickness of approximately 15 ?m;
wherein the second side has a thickness of approximately 15 ?m; and
wherein the third side has a thickness of approximately 15 ?m, and wherein the micro channel layer is formed, in part, by providing the first side, the second side, and the third side on the first base such that a channel is formed between the first side and the second side and such that an aligned channel is formed between the second side and the third side, and by providing the second base on the first side, the second side, and the third side.

US Pat. No. 10,398,057

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

1. A fixing system, comprising: at least one fixing unit, at least one mounting element for holding the at least one fixing unit, the mounting element having at least one reception region for the reception of at least one part of the at least one fixing unit, the mounting element fixing the at least one fixing unit in at least one first direction and in at least one second direction being oriented at least substantially antiparallel to the first direction, the reception region having at least one insertion region for the insertion of the at least one part of the at least one fixing unit and at least one holding region for holding the at least one part of the at least one fixing unit in at least one mounted state, the insertion region having a greater extension in at least one longitudinal extension direction of the reception region than the holding region, wherein the insertion region projecting, in the longitudinal extension direction of the reception region, beyond the holding region on both sides.

US Pat. No. 10,397,991

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from a power source to an electrical load, the load control device configured to receive an input voltage from the power source, the load control device comprising:a power converter configured to generate a bus voltage;
a load regulation circuit configured to receive the bus voltage and to control the power delivered to the electrical load;
a rectifier circuit configured to receive the input voltage from the power source, the rectifier circuit configured to rectify the input voltage to generate a rectified voltage and provide the rectified voltage to the power converter when the input voltage is an AC voltage, the rectifier circuit further configured to pass through the input voltage to the power converter when the input voltage is a DC voltage, the rectifier comprising first and second input terminals, first and second output terminals, a first controllable switching circuit, and a second controllable switching circuit, the first and second switching circuits rendered non-conductive when the input voltage is an AC voltage and rendered conductive when the input voltage is a DC voltage; and
a control circuit configured to control the load regulation circuit to control the power delivered to the electrical load, the control circuit configured to operate in an AC mode when the input voltage is an AC voltage and in a DC mode when the input voltage is a DC voltage;
wherein the control circuit is configured to disable the power converter when operating in the DC mode.
US Pat. No. 10,392,616

CRISPR RNA TARGETING ENZYMES AND SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF

Arbor Biotechnologies, In...

1. An engineered, non-naturally occurring Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) associated (Cas) system comprising:an RNA guide or a nucleic acid encoding the RNA guide, wherein the RNA guide comprises a direct repeat sequence and a spacer sequence capable of hybridizing to a target nucleic acid, wherein the direct repeat sequence comprises 5?-X1X2X3X4TX5TX6AAAC-3? (SEQ ID NO: 151) at the 3? terminal end of the RNA guide, and wherein X1 is A or C or G, X2 is G or T, X3 is A or G, X4 is C or G or T, X5 is C or T, and X6 is A or G; and
a Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein or a nucleic acid encoding the Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein, wherein the Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein is capable of binding to the RNA guide and of targeting the target nucleic acid sequence complementary to the spacer sequence, and wherein the target nucleic acid is an RNA.

US Pat. No. 10,398,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING DISPLAY BOWING

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An apparatus for preventing bowing of an electronic display comprising:a housing;
a cover panel, wherein the electronic display is located behind said cover panel;
a backlight located behind said electronic display; and
a closed loop pathway for circulating gas comprising:
a first gas pathway located between said cover panel and the electronic display;
a backlight cavity located between the electronic display and the backlight; and
a second gas pathway located behind the backlight;
wherein the closed loop pathway is configured to cause the pressure of circulating gas in the backlight cavity to be lower than the circulating gas in the first gas pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,398,011

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVE FILAMENT MANAGEMENT

KIMTRON, INC., Oxford, C...

1. An apparatus for managing current provided to an X-ray tube filament, comprising:a filament current provider circuit configured to provide a voltage to implement an amount of current flow in a filament, the filament current provider circuit comprising:
a voltage supply, at least one filament transformer, and a filament rectifier circuit, wherein the at least one filament transformer comprises two filament transformers, each of the filament transformers for use with a different size of filament, and wherein the filament rectifier circuit is a dual-filament rectifier circuit; and
a current manager circuit configured to:
receive a first signal from the filament current provider circuit indicating the amount of current flow in the filament;
compare the amount of current flow in the filament to a current command; and
transmit a second signal to the filament current provider circuit, instructing the filament current provider circuit to modify the voltage provided to implement the current flow in the filament such that the current flow in the filament matches the current command.

US Pat. No. 10,398,007

CONTROL MODULE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control module for a lighting fixture, the control module comprising:a front cover portion comprising a plastic lip configured to rest against a bottom edge of a metal lighting fixture;
a main printed circuit board that extends from a front side of the control module to a rear side of the control module, the main printed circuit board having a wireless communication circuit mounted thereto, the main printed circuit board comprising a loop antenna for communicating radio frequency communication signals via the wireless communication circuit, wherein the loop antenna is located on the main printed circuit board such that at least a portion of transmit/receive portions of the loop antenna are contained within the plastic lip when the control module is attached to the lighting fixture; and
a sensor printed circuit board that is attached perpendicular to the main printed circuit board to enable at least one sensing circuit mounted to the sensor printed circuit board to face the front side of the control module.

US Pat. No. 10,397,999

LIGHTING CONTROLLER, A LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting controller, comprising:a detector adapted to detect an output voltage of a power source, said power source being configured to provide power to a lighting unit via a lighting driver;
a controlling unit, coupled to the lighting driver and configured to:
switch an up-converter between the power source and the lighting driver to boost an output voltage from the power source to the lighting driver, in a first condition; and
bypass said up-converter in a second condition and control the lighting driver to deliver a constant power to the lighting unit regardless of power consumption of the power source by the lighting driver, before the detected output voltage decreases to less than a first threshold, and control the lighting driver to deliver a gradually reduced power to the lighting unit after the detected output voltage decreases to less than the first threshold;
wherein said first condition comprises operation of the lighting device during a predetermined period starting at dusk, and
wherein said second condition comprises operation of the lighting device during a remaining part of the night other than the predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 10,397,996

INRUSH ENERGY CONTROL FOR A LIGHT EMITTER

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An integrated light emitting diode (LED) assembly, comprising:an LED assembly member having an LED array formed thereon; and
an integrated control module (ICM) coupled to the LED assembly member, the ICM comprising a control circuit configured to control current initially applied by an external driver to the LED array in response to a control signal from a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to adaptively adjust the control signal when the external driver is replaced with a new external driver,
wherein the control circuit further comprises a variable resistor in series with the LED array, wherein the control signal is configured to control the resistance of the variable resistor when current is initially applied to the LED array to control inrush current and to monitor the peak inrush current to generate an inrush current profile for the new external driver.

US Pat. No. 10,396,481

MEZZANINE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical contact comprising:a lead portion;
a mounting end that extends from the lead portion in a first transverse direction along a transverse direction; and
a mating end that extends from the lead portion in a second transverse direction that is opposite the first transverse direction, wherein the mating end includes first and second arms that are spaced from each other along a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the transverse direction,
wherein the mating end defines a first projection that extends from the first arm in a first lateral direction along the lateral direction, and a second projection that extends from the second arm in a second lateral direction that is opposite the first lateral direction, and the first and second projections are sized and configured to receive an insertion force that drives the electrical contact into a dielectric connector housing so as to secure the electrical contact in the connector housing,
wherein at least a portion of the electrical contact defines a pair of opposed outer edges and a pair of opposed broadsides that are longer than the opposed edges;
wherein the first projection extends out from an inner edge of the first arm opposite one of the outer edges of the electrical contact at the first arm;
wherein the second projection extends out from an inner edge of the second arm opposite the other of the outer edges of the electrical contact at the second arm; and
wherein the first and second projections are disposed closer to a first point at which the first and second arms meet, along the transverse direction, than to a second point at which at least one of the first and second arms terminates.

US Pat. No. 10,398,067

MAGNETIC SHIELDING MEMBER AND WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A wireless power receiver comprising:a reception coil configured to wirelessly receive AC power;
a first shielding member that is a magnetic shielding member having a thickness of 17 ?m to 25 ?m;
a second shielding member that is a soft magnetic shielding member having a thickness of 0.1 mm or more;
a first adhesive member disposed between the first shielding member and the second shielding member;
a first flexible insulating cover layer disposed between the reception coil and the first and second shielding members; and
a second flexible insulating cover layer disposed on the first adhesive member and the first and second shielding members,
wherein the first adhesive member and the first and second shielding members are disposed between the first and second flexible insulating cover layers,
wherein the first shielding member and the second shielding member are made of different materials and configured to block a magnetic field,
wherein a ratio of the thickness of the first shielding member to the thickness of the second shielding member is approximately 1:5,
wherein the first shielding member has a circular shape and a diameter of 30 mm or less,
wherein the first adhesive member and the first and second magnetic shielding members are fully sealed between the first and second flexible insulating cover layers, and
wherein a combination of the first and second shielding members has a magnetic permeability characterized in that a real part has a value of 300 or less and an imaginary part has a value of 20 or less in a low-frequency band of 300 KHz or less.

US Pat. No. 10,398,065

DATA CENTER COOLING SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A system for cooling a data center, the system comprising:a cooling system comprising:
a closed circuit of piping through which a coolant flows;
a coolant chilling unit, disposed as a load on the closed circuit of piping, that brings a temperature of the coolant to between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius;
an air cooling unit, disposed as a load on the closed circuit of piping, wherein the coolant flows directly from the coolant chilling unit to the air cooling unit via a continuous conduit of piping of the circuit of piping such that a path of coolant flow from the coolant chilling unit to the air cooling unit is uninterrupted by any flow control mechanism, the air cooling unit comprising:
a heat transfer surface that brings the flowing coolant into thermal contact with air in the data center, and
an air mover that cycles the air in the data center to the air cooling unit; and
a flow control mechanism, disposed on the closed circuit of piping, that controls the flow of coolant throughout the closed circuit of piping; and
a building management system comprising:
a memory medium comprising program instructions;
a bus coupled to the memory medium; and
a processor, for executing the program instructions, that when executing the program instructions causes the building management system to cause the cooling system to chill the coolant to a temperature between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius using the coolant chilling unit.

US Pat. No. 10,398,064

COOLING ARRANGEMENT FOR AIR CONDITIONING AN IT ENVIRONMENT AND ESPECIALLY FOR CLIMATE CONTROL IN A DATA PROCESSING CENTER

1. A cooling arrangement for air conditioning an IT environment housed inside a building, the cooling arrangement comprising:a cooling unit housing for cooling the IT environment;
a first heat exchanger packet included with the cooling unit housing;
a first blower included with the cooling unit housing, wherein the first blower is disposed to draw air from the building into the cooling unit housing through a first housing side of the cooling unit housing, to convey air through the cooling unit housing and the first heat exchanger packet, and to blow air out of the cooling unit housing over a second housing side located opposite the first housing side;
a second heat exchanger packet for disposition outside of the building housing the IT environment;
at least one second blower for blowing air through the second heat exchanger packet;
a passive cooling circuit and a compressor cooling circuit fluidly separate from one another and both extending between the first heat exchanger packet and the second heat exchanger packet;
a condenser of the compressor cooling circuit, the condenser included in the second heat exchanger packet;
an air-coolant heat exchanger of the second heat exchanger packet through which the liquid coolant of the passive cooling circuit is conducted; and
a recooler housing including the condenser vertically stacked on top of the air-coolant heat exchanger of the second heat exchanger packet, such that air vertically passing through the second heat exchanger packet passes successively through the air-coolant heat exchanger of the second heat exchanger packet and then the condenser.

US Pat. No. 10,398,058

ASSEMBLY FOR SUSPENDING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An assembly for suspending an electronic display between a first structure located above the electronic display and a second structure located below the electronic display, said assembly comprising:a housing for the electronic display;
a plurality of elongate members, each of which extends through the housing and are configured to extend from the first structure to the second structure;
a substantially sealed compartment for circulating gas positioned within the housing;
a channel extending through the housing, in thermal communication with the substantially sealed compartment, and configured to receive ambient air; and
a plurality of clamps, each of which is located within the housing and is sized to accept one of the elongate members.

US Pat. No. 10,398,054

SERVER

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A server, comprising:a casing having an opening and a chamber communicating with each other;
a plurality of tensile elements disposed on the casing and at least partially covering the opening; and
a plurality of modules, each of the modules being configured to abut against the corresponding tensile element, such that the corresponding tensile element at least partially extends elastically towards the chamber, the modules penetrate through the opening and enter into the chamber in order to fix the modules to the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,398,010

POWER LOSS DETECTION FOR A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A device for a wireless device control system, the device powered by an AC supply, the device comprising:a zero-cross detection circuit coupled to the AC supply, the zero-cross detection circuit including a timer having a preset time, the timer reset by a zero-cross detection, and the zero-cross detection circuit detecting a loss of power of the AC supply upon the timer reaching the preset time without resetting;
a first voltage regulator including a rectifier and having an input coupled to the AC supply and an output providing a first DC supply;
a diode having a cathode and an anode, the anode coupled to the output of the first voltage regulator;
a wireless transmitter having a power input, the wireless transmitter for communicating with at least one other component of the wireless device control system; and
at least one first capacitor coupled to the cathode of the diode and to the power input of the wireless transmitter; and
wherein the at least one first capacitor provides energy storage sufficient to power the wireless transmitter for a duration long enough to transmit one message upon detecting the loss of power of the AC supply.

US Pat. No. 10,398,001

CONTROL METHODS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA, AND CONTROLLERS

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. A control method comprising:determining geometric information about respective geometries of respective housings of a plurality of light sources, wherein the geometric information comprises positions of one or more lighting elements on each of the plurality of light sources;
determining a photographic representation of an environment in which the plurality of light sources are provided;
determining spatial information about the plurality of light sources based on the geometric information and based on the photographic representation;
determining control information for the plurality of light sources based on the spatial information,
wherein determining the control information comprises mapping a lighting effect to the plurality of light sources based on the spatial information, and modulating timing and color space parameters of the plurality of light sources to smoothly span the lighting effect across the environment based on the spatial information; and
controlling the plurality of light sources based on the control information to operate sequentially, so as to create the lighting effect, wherein the lighting effect appears to travel across the plurality of light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,397,997

DIMMING CONTROLLERS AND DIMMING METHODS CAPABLE OF RECEIVING PWM DIMMING SIGNAL AND DC DIMMING SIGNAL

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A dimming controller for dimming a light-emitting device, comprising:an input node for receiving a dimming signal;
a type identifier connected to the input node, for identifying whether the dimming signal is of a first type or a second type;
a signal converter connected to the input node, for generating a first signal in response to the dimming signal, wherein the first signal is of the first type; and
a multiplexer controlled by the type identifier, having two inputs receiving the first signal and the dimming signal respectively, wherein the type identifier makes the multiplexer forward the first signal to a driver driving the light-emitting device if the dimming signal is identified as the second type, and the dimming signal to the drive if the dimming signal is identified as the first type.

US Pat. No. 10,397,990

MICROWAVE OVEN AND THAWING CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE SAME

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A thawing control method for a microwave oven, wherein the microwave oven comprises a microwave generator, the method comprises:detecting temperatures of a plurality of temperature detecting points on food in the microwave oven;
controlling the microwave generator to start, and thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food;
wherein thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food comprises:
thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food, to maintain the temperature of the food between ?3° C.-0° C.;
wherein the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food are detected by an infrared temperature sensor disposed in the microwave oven, the infrared temperature sensor comprises M infrared temperature sensing probes, and the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food are detected by N infrared temperature sensing probes, where N and M are positive integers, and N is less than or equal to M;
wherein thawing the food according to the temperatures of the plurality of temperature detecting points on the food, to maintain the temperature of the food between ?3° C.-0° C. comprises:
thawing the food with a first firepower level, wherein the first firepower level is 30%-60% of a maximum firepower;
when 30% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are larger than ?4° C., thawing the food with a second firepower level, wherein the second firepower level is 20%-40% of the maximum firepower;
when 60% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are larger than ?4° C., thawing the food with a third firepower level, wherein the third firepower level is 30%-60% of the maximum firepower;
when 30% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are between ?3° C.-0° C., thawing the food with a fourth firepower level, wherein the fourth firepower level is 0%-30% of the maximum firepower; and
when 80% of the temperature detection values of the N infrared temperature sensing probes are between ?3° C.-0° C., stopping thawing the food.

US Pat. No. 10,397,988

ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES IN A CARRIER FOR MICROWAVE HEATING

915 Labs, LLC, Centennia...

1. A carrier and article system for transporting a plurality of articles on a convey line of a microwave heating system, said carrier and article system comprising:a frame configured to engage said convey line;
an upper support structure and a lower support structure coupled to said frame and defining a cargo volume therebetween; and
a plurality of articles received in said cargo volume, wherein each of said plurality of articles includes a top and a bottom, with a length of the top of each article in a first direction being greater than a length of the bottom in the first direction,
wherein said plurality of articles includes a first article and a second article arranged in said cargo volume such that the first article is oriented top up with the bottom of the first article contacting the lower support structure, the second article is oriented top down with the top of the second article contacting the lower support structure, and the first article overlaps horizontally with the second article.

US Pat. No. 10,397,896

IP ADDRESS GEO-POSITION DETECTION BASED ON LANDMARK SEQUENCING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for determining a geographical location of a target device associated with a network address used for communicating within a computer network, the method comprising:determining, for each landmark device in a set of landmark devices, a corresponding network-communication delay between the landmark device and the target device;
generating a first sequence of the set of landmark devices, wherein each landmark device is positioned in the first sequence according to the corresponding network-communication delay between the landmark device and the target device;
determining, for each landmark device in the set of landmark devices, a respective network-communication delay between the landmark device and each other landmark device in the set of landmark devices;
generating, for each landmark device in the set of landmark devices, a respective sequence of the other landmark devices in the set of landmark devices, wherein each other landmark device is positioned in the respective sequence according to the respective network-communication delay between the landmark device and the other landmark device;
generating, based on the first sequence and based on each respective sequence, a ranking of the landmark devices relative to the target device;
identifying a plurality of pairs of landmark devices in the set of landmark devices;
for each pair of landmark devices and based on the ranking, determining a boundary that divides the geographical region into a target partition and a second partition, wherein the target partition includes a first landmark device of the pair and the second partition includes a second landmark device of the pair; and
determining a first mutual-overlap area that overlaps with the target partition of each pair, wherein the first mutual-overlap area encompasses the geographical location of the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,398,063

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

1. A system for facilitating transfer of thermal energy from a volume of a containment vessel, said system comprising:said containment vessel enclosing said volume;
a primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid at least partially filling said volume of said containment vessel;
at least one heat-generating electronic device immersed in the primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid disposed within said volume of said containment vessel;
at least one solid or sealed hollow structure disposed in said volume of said containment vessel for a volumetric displacement of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid disposed within said containment vessel, said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure adjacent to one of more of said at least one heat-generating electronic device, said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure is arranged to form at least one channel for directing a flow of a portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid upwards and towards at least one side of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure,
wherein said at least one channel of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure comprises:
at least one first feature comprising at least one surface, said at least one surface of said at least one first feature configured to direct an upward flow of said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid; and
at least one second feature configured to receive said upward flow of said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid from said at least one first feature and to direct a flow of said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid to exit said at least one second feature at said at least one side of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure, thereby preventing said portion of said primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid from rising directly above said at least one heat-generating electronic device, said at least one second feature comprising:
at least one first end in fluid communication with said at least one first feature;
an opposing at least one second end at said at least one side of said at least one solid or sealed hollow structure; and
an upper surface preventing said portion of primary dielectric thermally conductive fluid from said rising directly above said at least one heat-generating electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,398,062

HEAT EXCHANGER, MACHINE CABINET USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING HEAT EXCHANGER

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a chassis enclosing an accommodating space and having a mounting opening at a bottom of the accommodating space, and an outer outlet at a lateral of the accommodating space;
a cooling core installed in the accommodating space and disposed above the mounting opening;
an external circulation fan module installed into the accommodating space from the mounting opening and disposed between the outer outlet and the mounting opening; and
a cover plate having a plurality of holes and configured to cover the mounting opening and combine with the chassis;
wherein,
outside air enters from the holes into the accommodating space and flows through the cooling core, and then exchanges heat with the cooling core, and flows out from the outer outlet,
the external circulation fan module includes an axial fan and a fan frame, the external circulation fan module is fixed within the chassis by the fan frame, and the cover plate is locked onto the fan frame to integrate with the chassis, and
the fan frame has at least one flap, and the flap perpendicularly extends from the fan frame toward the cover plate and has a locking hole.

US Pat. No. 10,398,061

PORTABLE DATA CENTER FOR DATA TRANSFER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A portable data center comprising:an outer structure of the portable data center; and
an internal platform mounted within the outer structure, wherein a top side of the internal platform functions as a floor for a compute space of the portable data center;
a rack of computing devices mounted on the internal platform; and
a vibration reduction device mounted in a sub-floor space between the outer structure and the internal platform, wherein the vibration reduction device is coupled to a floor of the outer structure and the internal platform;
wherein:
the portable data center is configured to be transported from a first location to a second location with the rack of computing devices mounted on the internal platform; and
the vibration reduction device is configured to reduce transmission of vibrations experienced by the outer structure of the portable data center to the internal platform of the portable data center while the portable data center is being transported from the first location to the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,398,056

NEAR REAL-TIME CUSTOM SERVER ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A method comprising:receiving first and second requests for custom assembled servers;
assembling the custom assembled servers at a data center using robots located at the data center, wherein:
for the first request, the first request being for custom assembled servers of a particular type requested in lower volumes, the custom assembled servers of the particular type are assembled autonomously by respective ones of the robots; and
for the second request, the second request being for custom assembled servers of another type requested in higher volumes, the custom assembled servers of the other type are assembled by respective groups of the robots working in coordination with one another;
installing the custom assembled servers in unoccupied slots of a server mounting structure at the data center; and
making the custom assembled servers available to execute a workload on behalf of a requestor of the custom assembled servers.

US Pat. No. 10,398,052

SELF-CONTAINED CIRCUIT BOARD ACTUATOR

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A self-contained circuit board actuator for ejecting and inserting a circuit board into a circuit board connector, comprising:a pivot bearing connectable to the circuit board, the pivot bearing including:
a bearing surface configured to face away from the circuit board; and
a catch tab extending from the bearing surface; and
an actuator lever pivotably coupled to the pivot bearing adjacent the bearing surface and moveable between a closed position and an open position, the actuator lever including:
an arm extending between a first end portion and a second end portion;
an ejector pawl extending from the first end portion of the arm; and
a latch notch formed in the first end portion adjacent the ejector pawl and configured to engage the catch tab on the pivot bearing when the actuator lever is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,398,050

PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER ASSEMBLY AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A pluggable transceiver assembly comprising:a transceiver body having first and second plug portions and a common base portion that joins the first and second plug portions, the first and second plug portions having respective mating ends that form a leading end of the transceiver body, the common base portion having a loading end of the transceiver body that is configured to engage a communication cable, wherein the first and second plug portions are separated from each other by an elongated wall-receiving gap that is sized and shaped to receive a receptacle wall of a receptacle assembly; and
a communication sub-assembly comprising a transceiver substrate that includes first and second plug sections and a shared section that joins the first and second plug sections, the shared section being positioned within the common base portion of the transceiver body, the first and second plug sections being positioned within the first and second plug portions, respectively, of the transceiver body, the first and second plug sections extending toward the leading end of the transceiver body from the shared section to substrate edges of the first and second plug sections, respectively, the substrate edges including electrical contacts configured to engage corresponding receptacle connectors of the receptacle assembly;
wherein the communication sub-assembly includes a plurality of signal pathways that extend through the shared section and the first plug section and a plurality of signal pathways that extend through the shared section and the second plug section, each of the first and second plug sections operable to communicate at a respective data rate; and
wherein the pluggable transceiver assembly further comprises a processing unit that is operable to manage data signals through the signal pathways of the first and second plug sections as a group such that the pluggable transceiver assembly functions as a single transceiver having a data rate that is greater than either of the respective data rates of the first and second plug sections.

US Pat. No. 10,398,049

MODULAR ACCESSORY

1. An electronic accessory for a shade structure, the electronic accessory comprising:a power supply unit configured to be suspended beneath a component of the shade structure, the power supply unit comprising a housing having a lower surface with a recess disposed therein; and
a functional unit that utilizes electrical power from the power supply unit to perform a function, the functional unit comprising an upper surface and a power transfer support extending away from the upper surface, the power transfer support comprising a central body and at least two projections extending laterally from the central body, the at least two projections each comprising an electrical contact,
wherein the recess of the lower surface of the power supply unit housing comprises at least two laterally extending regions, each of the laterally extending regions corresponding to one of the at least two projections, each laterally extending region being adjacent a support surface disposed within the housing,
the projections and laterally extending regions being arranged such that insertion of the projections into the laterally extending regions and relative rotation of the functional unit with respect to the power supply unit positions the projections to be supported by the support surfaces over the support surfaces and engages the electrical contacts of the projections with corresponding electrical contacts disposed within the housing of the power supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,398,047

DECORATIVE COVER FOR AN ELECTRICAL PANEL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A decorative cover for an electrical panel, the electrical panel comprising an outer frame portion and an inner movable door, said decorative cover comprising:an inner section and an outer section, both disposed in a covering relation with a different portion of the electrical panel,
said inner section comprising an attachment surface structured to attach to the inner movable door of the electrical panel,
said inner section further comprising at least one open region corresponding to at least a portion of a handle of the inner movable door of the electrical panel, wherein said at least one open region allows access to the handle there through,
said outer section comprising an attachment surface structured to attach to the outer frame portion of the electrical panel, said outer section being structured to at least substantially peripherally surround said inner section when said decorative cover is disposed on the electrical panel, and
wherein said outer section comprises an inner edge defining an opening, said inner section being disposed within said opening of said outer section, said inner section comprising an outer peripheral edge disposed in a spaced relation from said inner edge of said outer section.

US Pat. No. 10,398,046

SERVER RACK WITH DAMPING POST

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A server rack in a datacenter, comprising:a server rack into installed with one or more servers, the server rack comprising a post at a lower end of the server rack;
a damper mounted on the post; and
a transporting pallet to transport the server rack and the one or more servers installed to the datacenter.

US Pat. No. 10,398,045

PCB MOUNTED SECURITY SLOT

1. A portable electronic device with a locking system, comprising:an outer wall defining a housing of said portable electronic device, said outer wall including an access opening into an interior of said housing; a printed circuit board securely anchored to said housing of said portable electronic device; a security locking component in the form of a lock opening defined in a material slab, said lock opening being configured to receive a locking head of a lock system, said material slab comprising a metal flange with a front wall in which said opening is defined; and
wherein said security locking component is physically anchored to the printed circuit board in the housing of the portable electronic device, and
wherein said material slab is sufficiently sturdy to receive and hold said locking head of said lock system anchored to said printed circuit board via said security locking component without said access opening provided at said outer wall of said housing, and wherein said access opening is registered with and located directly adjacent to the lock opening, so as to enable passage of the locking head to the lock opening.

US Pat. No. 10,398,044

DUST GUARD STRUCTURE

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a particle trap coupled to a first surface of an enclosure, wherein the first surface of the enclosure is opposite a top surface of a circuit board;
a particle guard coupled to the top surface on a first side of the circuit board located in the enclosure, wherein the enclosure includes one or more apertures on a second surface of the enclosure where the first side of the circuit board is introduced to an external airflow, wherein the particle guard is wedge shaped;
an electrostatically charged film coupled to a first surface of the particle guard, wherein the first surface of the particle guard forms an acute angle with the top surface of the circuit board; and
a plurality of electronic components coupled to the circuit board via a plurality of electronic connections, wherein a height of the particle guard is greater than a height of each of all the plurality of electronic connections.

US Pat. No. 10,398,043

GLASS ENCLOSURE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:an enclosure defining an internal volume and comprising:
a unitary housing component formed from a glass material and comprising:
a first glass member defining a glass front surface;
a second glass member defining a glass back surface; and
a glass band defining:
a first segment defining at least a portion of a glass first side surface of the enclosure;
a second segment parallel to the first segment and defining at least a portion of a glass second side surface of the enclosure;
a third segment defining at least a portion of a glass third side surface of the enclosure; and
a fourth segment parallel to the third segment and defining at least a portion of a glass fourth side surface of the enclosure; and
a touch-screen display assembly within the internal volume of the enclosure and configured to display graphical outputs visible through at least the glass front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,398,040

POWER ADAPTER PACKAGING

VLT, Inc., Andover, MA (...

1. An apparatus for converting power received from an input source for delivery to a load, comprising:a first printed circuit board (“PCB”) having one or more electrical terminations adapted for connection to the input source and one or more electrical terminations for connection to the load;
a power conversion module (“PCM”) having a module input and a module output, each being electrically connected to the first PCB, and power conversion circuitry adapted to convert power between the module input and the module output;
wherein at least one of the electrical connections from the module input or module output and the first PCB comprises a solder connection formed between a conductive area located on a vertical edge of the PCB and a conductive area located on a first vertical edge of the power conversion module,
wherein the vertical edges are approximately parallel to each other and the connection is located at an elevation below a top surface and above a bottom surface of the power conversion module.

US Pat. No. 10,398,039

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a supporting member including a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and a plurality of supporting protrusions formed along a side surface thereof;
a case member coupled with the supporting member to surround the side surface of the supporting member and including:
a rear surface portion positioned opposite the second surface of the supporting member,
a first side wall extending from the rear surface portion and disposed to surround the side surface of the supporting member, and
a second side wall extending from the rear surface portion and facing an inside surface of the first side wall;
a first coupling member coupled between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein the first coupling member extends from the second surface of the supporting member and the plurality of supporting protrusions are formed on an outside surface of the first coupling member;
a second coupling member protruding from the second surface of the supporting member and facing the first coupling member, wherein the second side wall is coupled between the first coupling member and the second coupling member;
a front cover coupled to a front surface of the case member, surrounded by the case member, and attached to the first surface of the supporting member, the front cover includes a window member positioned in the front surface of the case member, and a display panel disposed in an inside surface of the window member; and
a shock-absorbing member including a double-sided adhesive tape attaching the display panel to the supporting member and disposed between the display panel and the supporting member,
wherein an end of the first side wall is positioned in a periphery of the front cover,
wherein the plurality of supporting protrusions are supported by corresponding inner surfaces of the case member to couple the supporting member to the case member, and
wherein the supporting member supports a first side wall of the case member and resists deformation of the first side wall when an external force is applied to the case member.

US Pat. No. 10,398,038

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:a laminate having a first surface and a second surface;
a plurality of conductor posts formed on the second surface of the laminate on an opposite side with respect to the first surface of the laminate; and
a mold resin layer formed on the second surface of the laminate such that the conductor posts is formed in the mold resin layer covering side surfaces of the conductor posts,
wherein the laminate comprises a plurality of conductor layers and at least one resin insulating layer, the plurality of conductor layers includes a first conductor layer formed such that the first conductor layer is embedded in one of the at least one resin insulating layer forming the second surface of the laminate and has one surface being substantially flush with the second surface of the laminate and exposed on a second surface side of the laminate, the first conductor layer includes a plurality of first conductor pads and a plurality of second conductor pads formed such that the plurality of second conductor pads is formed on an outer peripheral side of the plurality of first conductor pads, the mold resin layer has a cavity exposing the first conductor pads, the plurality of conductor posts is formed on the plurality of second conductor pads respectively on the second surface side of the laminate, the first conductor layer includes a plurality of fan-out wirings extending from inside the cavity to outside the cavity, and the laminate comprises a plurality of via conductors formed in the resin insulating layer such that each of the via conductors is tapering from the first surface toward the second surface of the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,398,037

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:an electronic component provided with a plurality of first lands on a bottom surface thereof; and
a printed wiring board having a primary surface facing the bottom surface of the electronic component,
wherein the printed wiring board includes:
a solder resist arranged on the primary surface, the solder resist having a plurality of first apertures and at least one second aperture around at least one of the first apertures; and
a plurality of second lands arranged in the plurality of first apertures on the primary surface so as to face the plurality of first lands respectively,
wherein the plurality of first lands and the plurality of second lands are respectively bonded to each other by means of a solder,
wherein at least one metal member is provided in the at least one second aperture,
wherein a cured thermosetting resin surrounds the solder such that the resin is held in contact with the at least one metal member and bonds the bottom surface of the electronic component to the solder resist on the primary surface, and
wherein, in a plan view of the printed circuit board as seen from a side of the electronic component, a total area of the at least one metal member is not greater than a total area of the solder resist in a region of the primary surface corresponding to a projection area of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,398,035

COMPONENT PLACEMENT DEVICE

1. A component placement device for placing a component on a substrate, the component placement device comprising:a holder movable in a main direction; and
a nozzle for picking up a component, the nozzle being movable relative to the holder in a direction opposite the main direction,
the nozzle being provided with a passage connected to a vacuum source and to an opening of a component pickup part,
the nozzle being provided with an opening in a wall of the nozzle located between the vacuum source and the opening, the opening being in communication with the passage,
the holder being provided with a channel in communication with the opening and the passage via a closable connection,
wherein a fluid flow channel including at least part of the passage, the opening, and the channel is configured to be opened or closed by the nozzle at the closable connection upon movement of the nozzle relative to the holder in the direction opposite to the main direction.

US Pat. No. 10,398,034

METHODS OF ETCHING CONDUCTIVE FEATURES, AND RELATED DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method of making a device patterned with one or more electrically conductive features, the method comprising:depositing a conductive material layer over an electrically insulating surface of a substrate;
depositing an anti-corrosive material layer over the conductive material layer;
depositing an etch-resist material layer over the anti-corrosive material layer, the etch-resist material layer and the anti-corrosive material layer forming a bi-component etch mask in a pattern resulting in covered portions of the conductive material layer and exposed portions of the conductive material layer, the covered portions being positioned at locations corresponding to one or more conductive features of the device;
performing a wet-etch process to remove the exposed portions of the conductive material layer from the electrically insulating substrate; and
removing the bi-component etch mask to expose the remaining conductive material of the covered portions of the conductive material layer, thereby forming the one or more electrically conductive features of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,398,033

SUBSTRATE OR PANEL WITH RELEASABLE CORE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device comprising:an adhesive layer;
a first foil coupled with a first side of the adhesive layer, the first foil including a first width in a cross-section of the device;
a second foil coupled with a second side of the adhesive layer at a first side of the second foil; the second side of the adhesive layer opposite the first side of the adhesive layer, the second foil including a second width in the cross-section of the device, the second width less than the first width; and
a base coupled to a second side of the second foil, the second side of the second foil opposite the first side of the second foil.

US Pat. No. 10,398,032

MODULAR EXPANSION CARD BUS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system comprising:a motherboard;
a tray; and
a plurality of expansion cards mounted on the tray,
wherein each of the expansion cards comprises:
a connector on a first edge of the respective expansion card configured to couple with a corresponding connector of the motherboard;
a connector on a second edge of the respective expansion card configured to couple with a corresponding connector of an adjacent one of the expansion cards; and
a mounting slot configured to restrict movement of the respective expansion card in a first direction and allow at least some movement of the respective expansion card in a second direction,
wherein the plurality of expansion cards mounted on the tray are configured to connect to one another and connect to the motherboard.

US Pat. No. 10,398,030

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:a multilayer capacitor including:
a capacitor body in which internal electrodes are stacked to be parallel with respect to a mounting surface, and
first and second external electrodes including first and second body portions disposed on third and fourth surfaces of the capacitor body and connected to the internal electrodes, first and second band portions respectively extending from the first and second body portions to portions of a second surface of the capacitor body, and third and fourth band portions respectively extending from the first and second body portions to portions of a first surface of the capacitor body, the first and second surfaces opposing each other and connected to each other by the third and fourth surfaces; and
first and second metal frames having first and second solder pockets and including first and second vertical portions, first and second upper horizontal portions extending from upper ends of the vertical portions and covering the first and second band portions, respectively, and first and second lower horizontal portions extending from lower ends of the vertical portions, respectively, the upper horizontal portions connected to the first and second band portions of the first and second external electrodes, respectively,
wherein 0.1?G/CT?0.7 is satisfied, in which CT is a height of the first vertical portion or a height of the second vertical portion, and G is a distance, in a direction along which the internal electrodes are stacked, between the first band portion and the lower end of the first vertical portion or between the second band portion and the second end of the second vertical portion,
the first and second solder pockets include first and second cutout portions formed in the first and second metal frames, respectively,
the first cutout portion includes a first stress suppressing portion, having a curved shape, formed at the lower end of the first vertical portion and a first solder receiving portion, having a curved shape, formed at one end of the first lower horizontal portion and communicating with the first stress suppressing portion, and
the second cutout portion includes a second stress suppressing portion, having a curved shape, formed at the lower end of the second vertical portion and a second solder receiving portion, having a curved shape, formed at one end of the second lower horizontal portion and communicating with the second stress suppressing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,398,029

HIGH-FREQUENCY TRANSFORMER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A high-frequency transformer implemented on a printed circuit board, the high-frequency transformer comprising:a pair of cores that each include legs that define a magnetic path;
a plurality of primary windings and a plurality of secondary windings that are wound around the legs of the pair of cores; and
a plurality of bobbins, each including two support portions and being formed of a first insulating resin material, the plurality of primary windings being respectively wound around the plurality of bobbins, each primary winding being hermetically sealed within the respective bobbin by a second insulating resin material, wherein
each of the primary windings includes two primary-winding leads that are respectively connected to a beginning and an end of said each primary winding, and that extend out of the second insulating resin material that hermetically seals said each primary winding, so as to release heat generated therein,
the support portions of the bobbins are in contact with, and supported by, the printed circuit board,
each of the plurality of secondary windings includes two leads that are connected to the printed circuit board,
the bobbins and the secondary windings are arranged alternately,
the leads of the secondary windings and the support portions of the bobbins are formed on a first side of the transformer, and
the primary-winding leads of the primary windings are formed on a second side of the transformer that is opposite to the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,398,027

WIRING BOARD

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring board comprising:a wiring structure comprising:
a first insulating layer;
a first wiring layer formed on a bottom surface of the first insulating layer; and
a protective insulating layer which covers the bottom surface of the first insulating layer and has a first opening that exposes a portion of the bottom surface of the first wiring layer, wherein the portion of the bottom surface of the first wiring layer, which is exposed through the first opening, serves as a first pad; and
a support base member which is bonded to the protective insulating layer with an adhesive layer and has a second opening that exposes the first pad,
wherein:
the support base member comprises a top surface on which the adhesive layer is formed and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface; and
a diameter of the second opening at a position between the top surface and the bottom surface of the support base member in a thickness direction of the support base member is smaller than a diameter of the second opening at the top surface of the support base member and a diameter of the second opening at the bottom surface of the support base member, and smaller than a diameter of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,398,026

LAMINATED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LAMINATED SUBSTRATE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of manufacturing a laminated substrate, the method comprising:preparing a first adhesive sheet having a first through-hole;
preparing a second adhesive sheet having a second through-hole and a third through-hole;
preparing a second substrate having a fourth through-hole;
forming a first post by applying a conductive paste, in which a high melting point metal and a low melting point metal are mixed, to a rear surface of a first substrate or a front surface of the second substrate and heating the applied conductive paste to enter a semi-sintered state;
forming a second post by applying the conductive paste, in which the high melting point metal and the low melting point metal are mixed, to a rear surface of the second substrate or a front surface of a third substrate and heating the applied conductive paste to enter a semi-sintered state;
fixing an electronic component to the front surface of the third substrate; and
after the forming of the first post, the forming of the second post, and the fixing of the electronic component to the front surface of the third substrate, bonding the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate by laminating the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate in a state in which the first adhesive sheet is disposed between the rear surface of the first substrate and the front surface of the second substrate and the second adhesive sheet is disposed between the rear surface of the second substrate and the front surface of the third substrate, and pressing and heating the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate in a lamination direction,
wherein during the bonding, the first post is disposed in the first through-hole to electrically connect the first substrate to the second substrate by the first post, the second post is disposed in the second through-hole to electrically connect the second substrate to the third substrate by the second post, and the electronic component is disposed in the third through-hole and the fourth through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,398,022

ADJUSTABLE FIXING DEVICE FOR A HEAT DISSIPATING COMPONENT AND RELATED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. An adjustable fixing device applied to a heat dissipating component, comprising:a first connecting component having a first stopper portion;
a second connecting component detachably connected to the first connecting component, the second connecting component having a first screwing portion; and
a fixing component, having a main body, a second stopper portion and a second screwing portion, the main body comprising a first part and a second part, the second stopper portion being disposed on the first part to move relative to the first stopper portion according to rotation of the main body, the second screwing portion being disposed on the second part and configured to engage with the first screwing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,398,021

HOUSING FOR AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...

1. A housing assembly for an electronic control unit, the housing assembly comprising:a printed circuit board having a first side, and a second side that is opposed to the first side, at least one of the first side and the second side supporting electrical components;
a frame portion that is disposed on one side of the printed circuit board and supports the printed circuit board, and is a rigid sheet that is formed of a first material and has an inner edge that defines a heat sink opening, the heat sink opening extending through a thickness of the rigid sheet; and
a heat sink portion that is a rigid sheet that is formed of a second material, the heat sink portion abutting the first side of the printed circuit board, the heat sink portion being disposed in the heat sink opening with a peripheral edge of the heat sink portion interlocked with the inner edge in such a way that the heat sink portion is supported by the frame portion,wherein the first material is different than the second material, and the second material is a thermally conductive plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,398,020

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a heat generator;
a circuit board, which has a conduction path, and to which the heat generator is mounted;
a heat dissipating member arranged facing the circuit board;
an insulating film arranged in a region that is overlapped by the heat generator between the circuit board and the heat dissipating member;
an adhesive or sticky first heat conductor that is arranged between the circuit board and the insulating film and is in contact with the circuit board and the insulating film; and
an adhesive or sticky second heat conductor that is arranged between the insulating film and the heat dissipating member and is in contact with the insulating film and the heat dissipating member, wherein:
the circuit board and the heat dissipating member are fixed together, and
an air layer is formed between the circuit board and the heat dissipating member in a region in which the insulating film is not arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,398,017

ACCELERATING CAVITY AND ACCELERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An accelerating cavity comprising:a housing having an inner peripheral surface in a tubular shape and conductivity on a surface; and
a plurality of cells provided inside the housing and each made of a dielectric including, at a central part, an opening through which a charged particle passes, wherein
the housing includes a barrel portion having a tubular shape and end plates installed at both ends of the barrel portion, the plurality of cells are disposed in a range extending from the end plate on one end side of the housing to the end plate on the other end side, and
each cell includes:
a cylindrical barrel portion having a diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the barrel portion of the housing; and
a plate portion provided inside of the cylindrical barrel portion to be fixed to the cylindrical barrel portion, and disposed such that a plate surface is orthogonal to a passing axis of the charged particle, and provided with the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,398,016

NEGATIVE ION-BASED BEAM INJECTOR

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A negative ion-based beam injector comprisesan ion source configured to produce a negative ion beam,
an accelerator spaced apart from the ion source, and
a transition zone interposing the ion source and the accelerator, the transition zone comprises a low energy beam transport line, wherein the low energy beam transport line includes bending magnets that deflect the beam orthogonally to the beam's direction of motion and focus the beam onto the axis of the accelerator.

US Pat. No. 10,398,015

ION GENERATOR APPARATUS

1. An ion generator comprising:a vacuum chamber;
an anode in the vacuum chamber, wherein the anode is a hollow anode formed by a metallic matrix and adapted to be positively charged and pressurized by a gas whereby electrons of the gas can be stripped off and diffused through the metallic matrix, whereby a purer reactive ionized gas can be supplied to interact enhancing the potential of high energy plasma double layers;
two movable cathodes in the vacuum chamber; and
a servo actuated motor operably connected to each movable cathode to move the two movable cathodes;
whereby the position of the two movable cathodes relative to the anode can be varied.

US Pat. No. 10,398,014

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIATING CHARGED PARTICLES, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMITTING X-RAYS

BSR CO., LTD., Aichi (JP...

1. A method for emitting charged particles from a ferroelectric body which has an ultraviolet light receiving surface and a charged particle emitting surface, comprising:a step for auxiliary booting to preliminarily generate a potential difference between the ultraviolet light receiving surface and the charged particle emitting surface, and
a step for irradiating onto the ultraviolet light receiving surface of the ferroelectric body with an ultraviolet light having a wavelength incapable of passing through the ferroelectric body, wherein the ultraviolet light is pulsed light and has a peak power of 1 MW or more, and by which the charged particles stably emitting from the charged particle emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,398,013

X-RAY GENERATOR DEVICE WITH IMPROVED FIELD EMISSION

Tribo Labs, Marina Del R...

1. An x-ray generation device, comprising:a housing for maintaining a low fluid pressure environment;
a contact material within the housing;
a band including an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface in frictional contact with the contact material; and
an electron target proximate a location of frictional contact between the band and the contact material, the electron target outside an area defined by the band;
wherein the outer surface of the band includes a textured surface including a plurality of surface discontinuities.

US Pat. No. 10,398,012

X-RAY INSPECTION SYSTEM

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

1. An X-ray inspection system comprising:an X-ray imaging system including an X-ray source that irradiates an inspection object with X-rays and an X-ray detector that detects the X-rays emitted from the X-ray source and passing through the inspection object;
a stage that is disposed between the X-ray source and the X-ray detector, the inspection object being mounted on the stage;
a moving mechanism that relatively moves the stage and the X-ray imaging system;
an X-ray shielding member that is disposed beside a mounting area of the inspection object on the stage; and
a control unit that moves the X-ray imaging system relatively to the stage to an aging position at which the X-ray source and the X-ray shielding member face each other by controlling the moving mechanism when aging is performed on the X-ray source.

US Pat. No. 10,398,005

DYNAMICALLY TUNABLE MATERIALS FOR PARITY-TIME SYMMETRIC ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICES

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A device, comprising:a light adjustment apparatus having at least one material having a dielectric permittivity, the at least one material to affect the flow of light, wherein the light adjustment apparatus includes a tunable material to enable adjustment of the dielectric permittivity of the at least one material.

US Pat. No. 10,398,004

LED FLUORESCENT LAMP EMULATOR CIRCUITRY

ELB ELECTRONICS, INC., A...

1. A solid-state lighting arrangement for use in assuring safe operation of a lighting fixture having ballast circuitry capable of powering at least one gas discharge lamp when used with a solid-state light source, the arrangement comprising:a first input adapted for coupling to a first lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a second input adapted for coupling to a second lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a third input adapted for coupling to a third lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a fourth input adapted for coupling to a fourth lamp connection within the lighting fixture;
a solid-state light source operably coupled to the first, second, third and fourth lamp connections;
wherein the first and second inputs directly couple to a first end of the solid-state light source and the third and fourth inputs directly couple to a second end of the solid-state light source;
AC switching circuitry, operably coupled to the inputs;
said AC switching circuitry comprising a first thyrister operably coupled via a first control circuit to the first or second inputs and a second thyrister operably coupled via a second control circuit to the third or fourth inputs; and
wherein the first thyrister is directly electrically connected, without intervening components, to the second thyrister.

US Pat. No. 10,398,003

COLOR-CHANGING LIGHTING DYNAMIC CONTROL

Inception Innovations, In...

1. A method of controlling the general purpose color-changing lights on a premises, the method comprising:in a premises network connected to a service network, via the internet, the premises network having an electronic security system, a color-changing light controller, a plurality of general purpose color-changing lights controlled by the light controller and positioned throughout the premises and used as non-emergency, general purpose light sources providing illumination in rooms of the premises, a color-changing light gateway, and an internet router;
connecting the premises network, via the internet, to the service network, the service network having a server;
transmitting color-changing light control data between the service network, and the premises network; and using the color-changing light control data:
controlling the general purpose lights to emit a controlled lighting code via the color-changing light controller of the premises network by changing the color of light emitted from the general purpose lights from an initial color to a pattern of alternating colored light and white light, and communicating by the controlled lighting code an emergency condition of fire by alternating red and white light and an emergency condition requiring police by alternating blue and white light; and
placing control parameters limiting the control options available to a user for selective operation of the color-changing lights of the premises to prevent use of the controlled lighting code for non-emergency purposes.

US Pat. No. 10,397,995

INPUT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An input device comprising:a switch;
light sources including a first light source and a second light source disposed at a position different from a position of the first light source;
a light guide body; and
a wired substrate,
wherein the light guide body includes an output section, a first light guide leg section connected to the output section, and a second light guide leg section connected to the output section,
the switch is configured to switch a state between ON and OFF by being pressed in a pressing direction and is located on a plane orthogonal to the pressing direction,
the output section is provided in an area in an opposite direction from the pressing direction with respect to the plane,
the output section includes a first design and a second design,
the light guide body guides a first light emitted from the first light source and a second light emitted from the second light source in the opposite direction,
the first light guide leg section guides the first light to the output section,
the second light guide leg section guides the second light to the output section,
the first design reflects the first light in the opposite direction,
the second design reflects the second light in the opposite direction,
the switch, the first light source, and the second light source are mounted on the wired substrate,
the first light guide leg section includes at least one first stepped surface intersecting a third direction corresponding to a direction of travel of the first light,
the second light guide leg section includes at least one second stepped surface intersecting a fourth direction corresponding to a direction of travel of the second light,
the at least one first stepped surface includes a part facing the third direction, the part being opened or colored in black, and
the at least one second stepped surface includes a part facing the fourth direction, the part being opened or colored in black.

US Pat. No. 10,397,994

LED BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) backlight driving circuit, comprising:a first LED string, located on a first branch circuit, comprising at least two LED lights;
a second LED string, located on a second branch circuit different from the first branch circuit, comprising at least two LED lights;
a first capacitor, connected electrically with the first LED string;
a second capacitor, connected electrically to the second LED string;
a boosted circuit, which has an input terminal electrically connected to the power source for power access, and an output terminal electrically connected to the first capacitor, the second capacitor, the first LED string, and the second LED string, respectively;
an LED controller, connected electrically to the boosted circuit, wherein in a first period, the LED controller is used for controlling the boosted circuit to supply power to the first branch circuit and to charge the first capacitor, and for controlling the boosted circuit to supply power to the second branch circuit and to charge the second capacitor; in a second period, the LED controller is used for controlling the boosted circuit to cut off the first branch circuit so that the first capacitor supplies power to the first branch circuit, and the LED controller is used for controlling the boosted circuit to cut off the second branch circuit so that the second capacitor supplies power to the second branch circuit;
wherein the boosted circuit comprises:
an inductor, having an input terminal for electrically connecting the power source;
a first diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to a first end of the LED string and a positive terminal of the first capacitor, an other end of the first capacitor is electrically grounded;
a second diode, having an anode electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a cathode electrically connected to the second end of the LED string and a positive terminal of the second capacitor, an other end of the second capacitor is electrically grounded;
a third diode, having an anode electrically connected to the negative terminal of the second LED string and a cathode electrically connected to the anode of the first diode;
a first transistor, having a drain electrically connected to the output terminal of the inductor and a source is electrically grounded and a control terminal electrically connected to the LED controller.

US Pat. No. 10,397,992

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

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A power regulator, comprising:a reference voltage source;
a pulse width modulation (PWM) circuit having an input and an output; and
an analog multiplier circuit having:
a first input coupled to the reference voltage source;
a second input coupled to the output of the PWM circuit; and
a multiplier output; and
a feedback path coupled between the multiplier output and the input of the PWM circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,951

MAC PROTOCOL FOR DIRECTIVE TRANSMISSIONS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method, performed in a first node in a wireless communication system, of accessing a shared media for directive signal transmission from the first node, the method comprising:receiving, from a second node, a pilot signal announcing a directive signal transmission between the second node and at least one further node, wherein the pilot signal has a narrower bandwidth than the announced directive signal transmission between the second node and the at least one further node;
predicting based on information in the received pilot signal, a collision rate between an intended directive signal transmission from the first node and the announced directive signal transmission, the information defining channel resources used by the announced directive signal transmission, wherein the prediction of the collision rate comprises estimating interference between the intended directive signal transmission from the first node and the announced directive signal transmission between the second node and the at least one further node; and
accessing the shared media based on the predicted collision rate.

US Pat. No. 10,397,928

BSS COLOR ASSIGNMENT IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by a hardware processor of a computing component, the machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions to cause the hardware processor to:in a wireless local area network (WLAN) including a network graph representing radio neighbors, assign a frequency range and Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) for each radio represented in the network graph;
generate a subgraph of radios operating at the same frequency range;
for the subgraph, determine a minimum number of basic service set (BSS) colors required to assign BSS colors to the subgraph without BSS color conflict;
based on the minimum number of BSS colors, assign a default BSS color to each radio in the subgraph to avoid BSS color conflict among radios in the subgraph, wherein the instructions to cause the hardware processor to assign a default BSS color to each radio in the subgraph comprise instructions causing the hardware processor to examine a radio in the subgraph and assign a color that is not used by any neighbor radios in the subgraph to the examined radio, and repeat the examining and assigning for each radio in the subgraph until all radios in the subgraph have been assigned a color that is not used by any of their respective neighbor radios; and
based on remaining BSS colors, assign one or more alternative BSS colors to each radio in the subgraph.

US Pat. No. 10,397,925

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BUFFER STATUS REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of supporting a direct communication between mobile devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a first mobile device and from an evolved NodeB (eNB), configuration information associated with a direct data transmission to one or more mobile devices, the configuration information comprising information of a resource selection mode for a direct data transmission, the information of a resource selection mode indicating a resource pool from which the first mobile device selects a resource for a direct data transmission to a second mobile device;
identifying, based on a discovery procedure, target identities of a plurality of target mobile devices including the second mobile device;
mapping a target identity of the second mobile device, among the plurality of target mobile devices, to a first group identity, and mapping a target identity of a third mobile device, among the plurality of target mobile devices, to a second group identity;
generating a radio resource control (RRC) message to be transmitted to the eNB, the RRC message comprising information of the target identity of the second mobile device and information of the target identity of the third mobile device;
transmitting the RRC message to the eNB;
generating a MAC-layer message to be transmitted to the eNB, the MAC-layer message comprising a first field that indicates mapping information between the first group identity and the target identity of the second mobile device and a second field that indicates mapping information between the second group identity and the target identity of the third mobile device; and
transmitting the MAC-layer message to the eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,393,862

TRAILER ESTIMATION WITH ELEVATION ENHANCED SENSING

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A trailer-detection system configured to determine a size of a trailer towed by a host-vehicle, said system comprising:a radar-sensor used to determine a range, an azimuth-angle, and an elevation-angle of a radar-signal reflected by targets associated with a trailer towed by a host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the radar-sensor, said controller configured to determine a size of the trailer towed by the host-vehicle based on the range, the azimuth-angle, and the elevation-angle of the radar-signal;
the controller further configured to determine a trailer-type based on the radar-signal; wherein
the trailer-type includes an enclosed-trailer, a utility-trailer, a utility-trailer-loaded, and a travel-trailer;
the controller further configured to define a three-dimensional trailer-boundary characterized as occupied by the trailer and thereby exclude the trailer from the zone proximate to the host-vehicle where objects are detected.

US Pat. No. 10,398,059

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CRYOGENIC COOLING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION FILTER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A cooling device comprising:a housing configured to enclose an electromagnetic induction filter, wherein the housing comprises one or more of the following:
one or more exterior chambers configured to surround an exterior surface of the electromagnetic induction filter;
one or more central flow channels configured to extend the length of the center of the electromagnetic induction filter; and
peripheral flow channels configured to extend the length of the exterior surface of the electromagnetic induction filter;
wherein the one or more central flow channels and the peripheral flow channels are interconnected; and
wherein at least one exterior chamber is interconnected with at least one peripheral flow channel via one or more lateral flow channels.

US Pat. No. 10,398,055

PORTABLE SERVER ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

6. A portable server assembly system comprising:a container structure configured to be transported from a first data center location to another data center location; and
a plurality of robots configured to custom assemble servers to be installed at the first data center location or the other data center location,
wherein the container structure is configured to stow the plurality of robots for relocation of the portable server assembly system from the first data center location to the other data center location.

US Pat. No. 10,398,053

EQUIPMENT CLAMPING ASSEMBLY HAVING HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL CLAMPS FOR USE IN RUGGED AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:a clamping assembly configured to secure a component in or to a support structure, the clamping assembly comprising:
a first side rail configured to be coupled to the support structure; and
first and second clamps each configured to slide along the first side rail, the first and second clamps configured to apply first and second clamping forces to the component in different directions from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,398,051

SOCKET HAVING A TERMINAL UNIT ASSEMBLY ACCOMMODATED WITHIN A RECESS OF A FRAME MEMBER

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

1. A socket comprising:a terminal unit assembly with a plurality of terminal units, each extending in a longitudinal direction and arranged along a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction; and
a frame member including an assembly accommodating recess that accommodates the terminal unit assembly,
wherein the terminal units each include:
a terminal holding part extending in the longitudinal direction;
a plurality of terminals; and
a side wall,
the plurality of terminals each including a body held by the terminal holding part, a contact part protruding upward beyond an upper surface of the terminal unit or protruding downward beyond a lower surface of the terminal unit, and a contact arm connecting the body and the contact part; and the side wall extending in the longitudinal direction, including a plurality of abutting parts capable of abutting the contact arm, and being arranged adjacent to the terminal holding part in the lateral direction, and
when the contact part receives force in a vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction, the side wall receives force toward one side in the longitudinal direction,
wherein, the contact arm includes an inner arm diagonally extending from the body toward the one side in the longitudinal direction, a curved part connected to a distal end of the inner arm, and an outer arm diagonally extending toward the other side in the longitudinal direction from the curved part to the contact part, and the curved part abuts a corresponding abutting part when the contact part receives force in the vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,398,048

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A foldable display device comprising:a foldable display;
a back cover configured to cover a rear side of the foldable display; and
a coupling member configured to couple the foldable display and the back cover to each other,
wherein the foldable display has one or more folding sections that are folding areas and flat sections disposed at both sides of each of the folding sections,
the back cover includes folding covers covering the folding sections and flat covers covering the flat sections,
the folding covers and the flat covers are connected to each other,
the folding covers each have one or more first coupling portions for connection with the flat covers,
the flat covers each have one or more second coupling portions for connection with the folding covers to be coupled to the first coupling portions, and
when the folding sections are folded, the coupling state between the first coupling portions and the second coupling portions is changed.

US Pat. No. 10,398,042

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN INCREASED FLEXURAL RIGIDITY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer, comprising:a processor;
a display in communication with the processor;
an enclosure carrying at least one of the processor or the display, the enclosure comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and side walls that define an internal volume, wherein the top wall includes a core positioned between a first skin and a second skin, the second skin having a constant thickness and an interior surface, wherein the core is characterized as having a lower overall density than either of the first or second skins;
an operational component carried within the internal volume by the bottom wall of the enclosure, wherein the operational component has a protrusion that protrudes towards and is separated from the interior surface of the second skin by a clearance distance; and
wherein a region of the core that covers the protrusion is characterized as having a first thickness, otherwise, the core is characterized as having a second thickness that is less than the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,398,041

MAKING A HYDROPHOBIC SURFACE FOR AN OBJECT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of making a hydrophobic surface for an object, comprising:applying a hydrophobic coating to an original surface of the object;
forming a microstructure on the original surface of the object; andobtaining the hydrophobic surface with the microstructure submerged by the hydrophobic coating, wherein forming the microstructures on the original surface of the object comprises: embedding the microstructure into the hydrophobic coating after the hydrophobic coating is applied to the original surface, to enable the hydrophobic coating to submerge the microstructure;wherein the microstructure is a rough structure including micro-sized portions, and the microstructure has greater hardness than the hydrophobic coating.

US Pat. No. 10,398,031

INTEGRATING JOSEPHSON AMPLIFIERS OR JOSEPHSON MIXERS INTO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:one or more board layers; and
a first chip cavity formed within the one or more board layers, wherein a first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer is disposed within the first chip cavity;
wherein the first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer comprises at least one port, each port connected to at least one connector disposed on at least one of the one or more board layers;
wherein at least one of the one or more board layers comprises a circuit trace formed on the at least one of the one or more board layers;
a first cover and a second cover;
the first cover operable to mount or enclose the first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer, wherein the first cover is disposed on a first external layer of the one or more board layers; and
the second cover operable to enclose the first Josephson amplifier or Josephson mixer, wherein the second cover is disposed on a second external layer of the one or more board layers.

US Pat. No. 10,398,028

SURFACE TREATING COMPOSITION FOR COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY AND UTILIZATION THEREOF

SHIKOKU CHEMICALS CORPORA...

1. A printed wiring board comprising at least one circuit part,wherein the circuit part comprises copper or a copper alloy and a chemical conversion coating on a surface of the copper or the copper alloy, and
wherein the coating is formed by contacting the surface of the copper or the copper alloy with a surface treating composition comprising an imidazole compound represented by the chemical formula (I):
wherein A represents a group represented by formula (II) or a group represented by formula (III), B represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or a phenyl group, and Z represents a group represented by formula (IV) or a group represented by formula (V),wherein n is 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,398,025

PERIPHERAL END FACE ATTACHMENT OF EXPOSED COPPER LAYERS OF A FIRST PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO THE SURFACE OF A SECOND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD BY SURFACE MOUNT ASSEMBLY

International Business Ma...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a laminate substrate having a top and a bottom areal main face (AMF), the laminate substrate having multiple layers of a non-conductive substrate material, the layers forming at least one peripheral end face (PEF) surface separating the top and bottom AMF;
conductive wiring at one or more of the multiple layers embedded within the substrate, the conductive wiring adapted for carrying signals to first PCB surface mounted devices;
the PEF surface including one or more recessed sections, wherein at each recessed section, the embedded conductive wiring at the multiple layers includes one or more conductive wire ends exposed at and coplanar with the PEF surface, the exposed conductive wire ends forming one or more separate electrical contacts across the thickness of the PEF and forming one or more continuous or multiple separate electrical contacts along a length of each conducting layer that is exposed at the PEF surface at the recessed section, the PCB adapted to be directly mounted along its PEF surface at the recessed section to an AMF surface of a second printed circuit board (second PCB) using a surface mount solder material, the one or more continuous or multiple separate electrical contacts making direct electrical and/or thermal contact to corresponding mating conducting areas on the AMF of the second PCB via the surface mount solder material.

US Pat. No. 10,398,023

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first insulating substrate having a first circuit board on an upper surface thereof and having a first metal board on an under surface thereof, the first circuit board having a first switching element and a first diode mounted thereon;
a second insulating substrate having a second circuit board on an upper surface thereof and having a second metal board on an under surface thereof, the second circuit board having a second switching element and a second diode mounted thereon;
a printed circuit board including a metal layer and being disposed opposite to the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate;
at least one first conductive post connecting the metal layer of the printed circuit board with the first circuit board; and
at least one second conductive post connecting the metal layer of the printed circuit board with the second circuit board,
wherein the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate are disposed side by side in a horizontal direction,
the at least one first conductive post is connected to the first circuit board at a location spaced apart from the first switching element and the first diode,
the first switching element and the second switching element are configured to form a bidirectional switch,
the first switching element is connected to the first diode in inverse parallel,
the second switching element is connected to the second diode in inverse parallel, and
the first switching element is connected to the second switching element in anti-series via the first circuit board, the at least one first conductive post, the metal layer, the at least one second conductive post and the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,398,019

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit structure comprising:a circuit board provided with a connection opening;
a bus bar provided on a lower surface side of the circuit board;
an electronic component electrically connected to the bus bar via the connection opening, from an upper surface side of the circuit board;
a heat dissipating member that dissipates heat from the bus bar, and is provided on a surface side of the bus bar that is opposite to the surface that faces the circuit board;
an insulating heat transfer member that transfers heat from the bus bar to the heat dissipating member, is insulating, and is provided between the bus bar and the heat dissipating member; and
a restricting member that restricts movement of the insulating heat transfer member that is caused by an increase in the temperature of the insulating heat transfer member, and is provided between the bus bar and the heat dissipating member,
wherein the restricting member is provided with a heat transfer opening for bringing the insulating heat transfer member into contact with the bus bar, and
the insulating heat transfer member has a smaller area than an opening area of the heat transfer opening, in a state of being in contact with the bus bar.

US Pat. No. 10,398,000

LED STRUCTURE WITH A DYNAMIC SPECTRUM AND A METHOD

illumiPure Corp, Houston...

1. A method of adjusting an emission spectrum of a light emitting structure, the light emitting structure comprising a first light emitting semiconductor source emitting at a first peak of a first wavelength, and a second light emitting semiconductor source emitting at a second peak of a second wavelength, wherein the first and second light emitting semiconductor sources are electrically connected in series, the method comprising:supplying a common current of a first magnitude to the serially-connected first and second light emitting semiconductors sources, wherein the first and second wavelengths excite at least one wavelength conversion material to respectively produce emission peaks in the emission spectrum at third and fourth wavelengths, wherein an intensity of the peaks at the third and fourth wavelengths in the emission spectrum comprises a first ratio in response to the first magnitude of the common current; and
supplying a common current of a second magnitude to the serially-connected first and second light emitting semiconductors sources, wherein the intensity of the peaks at the third and fourth wavelengths in the emission spectrum comprises a second ratio in response to the second magnitude of the common current, wherein the second ratio is different from the first ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,397,993

LED MODULE

1. An LED module (1) comprising:voltage connections (12);
connections (2) for an LED series (3);
a circuit (4) which is configured and arranged to constitute:
a variable current at the volts, e connections (12) when a first supply voltage (5a) not equal to zero is applied to the voltage connections (12) of the LED module (1), the first supply voltage (5a) being dimensioned in such a manner that, in a case of a connection of an LED series (3), the latter is not conductive, wherein the variable current load effects a change in a power consumption of the LED module (1) according to a specified protocol, and
no load when a second supply voltage (5b) not equal to zero is applied to the voltage connections (12) of the LED module (1), at which, in the case of connection of the LED series (3), the latter is conductive and light is emitted, wherein the type of the load constituted by the circuit (4) is selected dependent upon the value of the first supply voltage and/or of a modulation of the first supply voltage,
wherein a voltage range of the first supply voltage (5a) is subdivided into a plurality of sub-ranges and wherein each sub-range corresponds to a different specified protocol
wherein, for each of the plurality of sub-ranges, the circuit (4) is configured to effect a change of the variable current load dependent on a value of the first supply voltage (5a) according to the specified protocol, of the sub-range,
wherein for each sub-range a different change of the power consumption of the LED module (1) is present.

US Pat. No. 10,397,989

OVEN WITH TEMPERATURE PROBE

King Saud University, Ri...

1. An oven with a temperature probe, comprising:a housing having an upper wall, a lower wall, at least one sidewall and an open front end, the housing defining a cooking chamber for receiving food to be cooked therein, wherein the upper wall is hollow and has an upper panel and a lower panel with an open interior region being defined therebetween, an opening being formed through the lower panel such that the open interior region is in communication with the cooking chamber;
a door for selectively covering the open front end of the housing;
means for selectively cooking the food received within the cooking chamber;
a telescopic tube having opposed lower and upper ends, the lower end defining a probe tip and the upper end being mounted on the upper panel of the upper wall of the housing, whereby in a collapsed state, the telescopic tube is contained within the open interior region of the upper wall, and in an extended state, the telescopic tube extends through the opening formed through the lower panel and into the cooking chamber;
a temperature sensor mounted in the probe tip;
a driving mechanism for selectively driving collapse and extension of the telescopic tube; and
a controller in electrical communication with the temperature sensor for receiving temperature measurements therefrom, the temperature measurements being associated with an internal temperature of the food received within the cooking chamber when the telescopic tube is extended such that the probe tip is inserted into the food, the controller being in further electrical communication with the driving mechanism for driving collapse and extension of the telescopic tube for providing control signals thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,397,987

INDUCTION HEATING ARRANGEMENT, METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INDUCTION HEATING ARRANGEMENT AND INDUCTION HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction heating arrangement, comprising:a first induction coil having a first diameter and being arranged in a first plane;
at least two second induction coils having at least one second diameter and being arranged in a second plane, wherein each second diameter is smaller than the first diameter;
the second induction coils being arranged around the first induction coil and each of the second induction coils partially overlapping with the first induction coil in respective overlapping regions;
a control device configured to operate either, in a first operational state, the first induction coil while not operating any of the second induction coils or, in a second operational state, at least one of the second induction coils while not operating the first induction coil; and
a plurality of guide elements for a magnetic flux operatively associated with each of said respective induction coils, each said guide element comprising ferrite, wherein all of the plurality of guide elements operatively associated with the first induction coil are arranged outside the overlapping regions, and
wherein in each said overlapping region at least one of said guide elements for the magnetic flux operatively associated with the respective second induction coil is arranged radially aligned with a centre of the first induction coil and a centre of the respective second induction coil, and at least two of said guide elements for the magnetic flux operatively associated with the respective second induction coil are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,397,986

HEAT GENERATION APPARATUS USING PERMANENT MAGNETS

Tae Jin Kim, Seoul (KR) ...

1. A heat generation apparatus using permanent magnets, the heat generation apparatus comprising:a plurality of rotors fixedly mounted on a rotating shaft, and configured such that they are rotatable along with the rotating shaft with permanent magnets disposed thereon at predetermined intervals;
a heat generation part configured such that the rotors are contained therein to thus form a predetermined gap between the heat generation part and the rotors, and adapted to generate heat while the permanent magnets are being rotated;
a motor configured to serve as a source for rotation of the rotating shaft; and
a power transmission means configured to transfer rotation force of the motor to the rotating shaft;
wherein insertion slits are formed in each of the rotors by a plurality of partitions formed through an outer circumferential surface of the rotor, and the permanent magnets are inserted into the insertion slits and arranged such that N pole of each permanent magnet is disposed at an identical end portion of each of the insertion slits in a radial direction and S pole of each permanent magnet is disposed at an opposite end portion of each of the insertion slits in the radial direction, thereby generating repulsive force between two neighboring permanent magnets; and
wherein the rotors are 2 to 16 in number and are mounted on the rotating shaft at predetermined intervals, and walls made of a material that does not pass a line of magnetic force therethrough are each disposed between two adjacent ones of the rotors so that the rotors are disposed in an independent state.

US Pat. No. 10,397,985

PLASTICS REAR WINDOW HAVING A REAR WINDOW HEATER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A rear window of a motor vehicle, said rear window comprising:a plastic window pane body having grooves at at least one of two large faces, the grooves each having a flank angle with respect to the plane of the window pane body of approximately 45° to 65°; and
strip conductors at least partially filling each of said grooves and forming a rear window heater;
wherein the strip conductors are an electrically conductive paste; and wherein the strip conductors are imprinted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,984

RANGE WITH SUSPENDED COOKTOP

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A cooking appliance comprising:a cabinet;
an oven cavity mounted in the cabinet;
a cooktop positioned above the oven cavity; and
a mechanism interconnecting the cooktop to the cabinet while permitting the cooktop to be vertically shifted relative to the oven cavity, wherein the mechanism includes at least one mechanical fastener which is configured to be loosened or removed to permit vertical downward shifting of the cooktop relative to the oven cavity, and tightened or replaced to secure the cooktop to the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,397,983

WATER HEATING ELEMENTS

1. A water heating element, comprising:a carbon nanotube composite;
a positive electrical connection and a negative electrical connection, wherein the positive electrical connection and the negative electrical connection are configured to connect the carbon nanotube composite to an electric power source; and
a corrosion protective anode, for reducing deterioration of the anode and adapted to extend into the tank of the water heater, comprising a looped electric resistor, a resistor electric insulating layer surrounding said electric resistor, a metallic sheath surrounding said resistor insulating layer, said sheath having an exterior surface of nickel, a sheath electric insulating layer of polytetrafluoroethylene covering said nickel surface and adhering thereto, electric connections to the two ends of the electric resistor, and an insulating support for the electric connections.

US Pat. No. 10,397,982

PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A photographing device for a vehicle, comprising:an imaging element disposed on an inner side of a window section, the window section being formed of a transparent material and mounted on the vehicle, the imaging element being configured to receive a photographing beam passing through a beam transmission section, and the beam transmission section being a portion of the window section;
a heater including a heating wire, the heater forming a portion of an electric circuit connected to a power supply and configured to generate heat when power is supplied from the power supply;
a heating section to which the heater is fixed, the heating section being disposed on an opposite side to an inner side surface of the beam transmission section with respect to the beam transmission section, the heating section being configured to receive the heat from the heater and apply radiant heat to the beam transmission section;
a switch element forming a portion of the electric circuit, the switch element being configured to switch an electrical connection state of the heater; and
a current limiting element disposed at the heating section and forming a portion of the electric circuit between the heater and the switch element, the current limiting element being configured such that current flowing through the heater is zero or is reduced when (i) the electric circuit is short-circuited such that power is supplied to the heater while bypassing the switch element, and (ii) a temperature transferred from the heating section to the current limiting element is equal to or higher than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,981

ATOMIZING COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

SHENZHEN KIMSEN TECHNOLOG...

1. An atomizing component configured to form an electronic cigarette with a battery assembly, comprising a light-permeable e-liquid storage sleeve (21), wherein an atomizing core (3) is detachably connected to an end of the e-liquid storage sleeve (21), a fastening element (5) configured for restricting radial expansion of the e-liquid storage sleeve (21) is sleeved at a position of the e-liquid storage sleeve (21), the position of the e-liquid storage sleeve (21) is configured to be insertedly connected to the atomizing core (3);wherein an e-liquid filling hole is defined on one end surface of the other end of the e-liquid storage sleeve (21), a connecting mechanism (4) is defined at the e-liquid filling hole, one end of the connecting mechanism (4) is connected to the e-liquid storage sleeve (21), the other end of the connecting mechanism (4) is detachably connected to a suction nozzle (1); a ventilation tube (22) is sleeved in the e-liquid storage sleeve (21), two ends of the ventilation tube (22) are elastically and hermetically connected to the atomizing core (3) and the connecting mechanism (4), respectively, an e-liquid storage chamber (23) for storing e-liquid is formed between the ventilation tube (22) and the e-liquid storage sleeve (21);
wherein an end of the ventilation tube (22) opposite to the atomizing core (3) is provided with a smoke emitting outlet in communication with the suction nozzle (1), the end of the ventilation tube (22) provided with the smoke emitting outlet extends from the e-liquid filling hole so that the smoke emitting outlet of the ventilation tube (22) is higher than the e-liquid filling hole when the atomizing component is placed vertically to add e-liquid; and
wherein the atomizing core (3) comprises an atomizing sleeve (31), an end of the atomizing sleeve (31) extends outside the e-liquid storage sleeve (21) to detachably connect to the battery assembly, the end of the atomizing sleeve (31) is provided with an atomizing electrode assembly (35) electrically connected to the battery assembly, an atomizing chamber (34) is formed in the atomizing sleeve (31), and a heating wire assembly (32) electrically connected to the atomizing electrode assembly (35) is received in the atomizing chamber (34).

US Pat. No. 10,397,980

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ELECTING A COORDINATION NODE IN A COORDINATED MULTIPOINT SET

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

14. A node configured for electing a coordination node in a Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) set of cooperating nodes for receiving channel information from a plurality of wireless devices operating in a wireless network, the node comprising circuitry configured to:determine a channel quality parameter for the node indicative of a channel quality between the node and the plurality of wireless devices;
receive a first message from a first neighbor node in the CoMP set, the first message including a channel quality parameter for a third node in the CoMP set indicative of a channel quality between the third node and the plurality of wireless devices, wherein the third node comprises one of the first neighbor node and a member node of the CoMP set other than the node and the first neighbor node; and
send a second message to the first neighbor node in the CoMP set, the second message identifying the coordination node elected by the node based on the channel quality parameters for the node and the third node.

US Pat. No. 10,397,979

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication method for a personal basic service set Control Point/Access Point (PCP/AP) device, the communication method comprising:generating a first scheduling element to be used by at least one first communication device that is a legacy communication device and a second scheduling element to be used by at least one second communication device that is a non-legacy communication device, the first scheduling element and the second scheduling element being included in one frame; and
transmitting the one frame to the at least one first communication device and to the at least one second communication device, wherein
the second scheduling element includes at least one second allocation field indicating information on allocation to the at least one second communication device, and
the first scheduling element includes at least one first allocation field indicating information on allocation to the at least one first communication device and includes at least one third allocation field indicating information on allocation to the at least one second communication device, and
wherein the information in the at least one second allocation field corresponds to a part of the information in the at least one third allocation field,
wherein the at least one first communication device performs communication in accordance with a first communication scheme using a first frequency band and decodes the first scheduling element and does not decode the second scheduling element, and
wherein the at least one second communication device performs communication in accordance with the first communication scheme or a second communication scheme using a second frequency band that includes the first frequency band and decodes the first and second scheduling elements.

US Pat. No. 10,397,977

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONFIGURING TIMERS IN LTE NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by an internet of things (IoT) device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a length of a drxCycle;
configuring a starting subframe of the drxCycle;
configuring, by the IoT device, a length of a first timer specifying a time in which the IoT device remains in an active state of discontinuous reception (DRX) operation;
starting, by the IoT device, the first timer when a second timer expires;
monitoring, by the IoT device, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); and
stopping, by the IoT device, the first timer when the monitored PDCCH indicates a transmission for the IoT device,
wherein the starting subframe of the drxCycle is determined by [(SFN*10)+sf?SS_Offset]modulo DRX=drxStartOffset modulo DRX where an SFN is a system frame number, an sf is a subframe number within a system frame, an SS_Offset is a PDCCH search space offset from a subframe 0, a DRX is a length of a drxCycle in a subframe, and a drxStartOffset is an offset of the starting subframe of the drxCycle from the subframe 0.

US Pat. No. 10,397,976

NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTI-BAND OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for providing a wireless communications service for a plurality of user equipments (UEs) in a service area, comprising:providing a plurality of base stations within the service area, each base station of the plurality of base stations comprising a first radio associated with a first antenna array supporting communication over a first frequency band and a second radio associated with a second antenna array supporting communication over a second frequency band, the first frequency band associated with a first path loss and the second frequency band associated with a second path loss greater than the first path loss;
configuring, based at least in part on a signal metric pattern for respective signals transmitted by the plurality of base stations over the first frequency band, a first group of base stations of the plurality of base stations to operate over the first frequency band and the second frequency band for the wireless communications service;
configuring, based at least in part on the signal metric pattern, a second group of base stations of the plurality of base stations to operate only over the second frequency band for the wireless communications service, wherein each base station in the second group of base stations is associated with a respective one of the base stations in the first group of base stations for the wireless communications service.

US Pat. No. 10,397,975

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION OF SERVING CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A mobile device supporting a dual connectivity, the mobile device communicating with a master evolved NodeB (MeNB) and a secondary evolved NodeB (SeNB) for the dual connectivity, the mobile device comprising:a receiver configured to:
receive, from the MeNB, information including activation/deactivation indicators of secondary serving cells (SCells) in a first SCell group configured for the mobile device; and
receive, from the SeNB, information including activation/deactivation indicators of SCells in a second SCell group configured for the mobile device; and
a processor operationally coupled to the receiver and configured to:
control activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the first SCell group according to the activation/deactivation indicators of the SCells in the first SCell group identified from the information received from the MeNB; and
control activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the second SCell group according to the activation/deactivation indicators of the SCells in the second SCell group identified from the information received from the SeNB,
wherein the mobile device performs communication based on the controlled activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the first SCell group and the controlled activation/deactivation states of the SCells in the second SCell group.

US Pat. No. 10,397,974

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing communication by an electronic device, the method comprising:transmitting, by the electronic device, a first connection request message for a service connection to an external device;
receiving a first connection reject message based on the first connection request message, when the electronic device is not registered for the service connection;
abstaining, by the electronic device, from retransmission of a second connection request message to the external device based on the connection reject message until a first time elapses, wherein the first time elapsing is related to a state in which the service connection is available;
performing, when the first time elapses, the retransmission of the second connection request message to the external device;
receiving a second connection reject message based on the retransmission of the second connection request message, when the electronic device is not registered for the service connection;
comparing a first rejection reason for the first connection reject message with a second rejection reason for the second connection reject message;
based on identifying the first rejection reason for the second connection reject message being identical to the second rejection reason for the second connection reject message, setting a second time to be less than the first time that elapsed before,
performing, when the second time set to be less than the first time that elapsed before, retransmission of a third connection request message to the external device; and
communicating with the external device based on the retransmission of the third connection request message when the electronic device is registered for the service connection based on the second connection request message;
wherein the first connection request message includes at least one of subscriber identification information or access point name (APN) information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,973

METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT IN EN-DC CASE, AND USER EQUIPMENT THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing measurements, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, by the UE, configuration information on a measurement gap,
wherein the UE is configured with a dual connectivity (DC) to an evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) cell and a new radio access technology (NR) cell,
wherein the configuration information on the measurement gap includes a measurement gap length (MGL),
wherein the MGL includes one of 3 ms, 4 ms and 6 ms,
determining a total number of slots to be interrupted during the MGL,
performing the measurement during the MGL
wherein the total number of slots to be interrupted is determined based on a subcarrier spacing (SCS) of the NR cell and the MGL.

US Pat. No. 10,397,971

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY BASED NETWORKED MOBILE COMMUNICATION

Oren Raphael, San Franci...

1. A system for establishing between a plurality of users A, B, C, D, each user having a mobile computing device (104, 102,210, 212, 204, 202), a network based on proximity, said system comprising:a server (108)
the server communicating with a plurality of mobile computing devices, each mobile computing device being associated with a user and comprising:
means for connecting the mobile computing device to the server (108) and registering on said server through a network (107);
means for broadcasting of data;
means for detecting of data broadcasted by another mobile computing device;
a database connected to the server and comprising information associating registered users, broadcasted data, and mobile computing devices;
wherein, the server receives communications from the mobile computing devices which use an application set up on the mobile computing device to communicate to the server proximity information from the mobile computing devices obtained by the mobile computing devices scanning and listening for broadcasted data by other mobile computing devices;
wherein the server connects with the mobile computing devices and compares the information retrieved from the detected broadcasted data from other mobile computing devices with the information stored in the database, the server thereby enabling communication between the registered computing devices within proximity of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,397,970

NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORKING TREE MAPPING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
a first wireless interface and a second wireless interface, each configured to perform wireless communications; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to one or more radios, wherein the one or more radios are associated with the first and second wireless interfaces;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless station to:
detect neighboring wireless stations that are configured to perform Wi-Fi communication, wherein the wireless station and the neighboring wireless stations are associated with a device cluster;
transmit a subscribe service discovery frame (SDF) to the neighboring wireless stations, wherein the subscribe SDF includes a parameter requesting discovery of neighboring non-Wi-Fi wireless stations;
receive respective publish SDFs from the neighboring wireless stations, wherein a respective publish SDF includes respective device information for a neighboring wireless station, wherein the respective device information includes a hop count parameter for the neighboring wireless station, and wherein the hop count parameter indicates a number of neighboring wireless stations between the wireless station and the neighboring wireless station;
receive a follow-up SDF, wherein the follow-up SDF includes services offered by a neighboring non-Wi-Fi wireless station; and
maintain a data structure containing mapping information for devices in the device cluster and a route to the neighboring non-Wi-Fi wireless station, wherein the data structure comprises the respective device information received from the neighboring wireless stations.

US Pat. No. 10,397,969

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING BACKHAUL LINK

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

6. A base station, comprising:a processor; and
a memory for storing instructions executed by the processor;
wherein the processor is configured to:
broadcast system information to cause at least one first terminal receiving the system information to return backhaul link establishment signaling, wherein the at least one first terminal has established a first communication link with a core network;
receive the backhaul link establishment signaling returned by the at least one first terminal, the backhaul link establishment signaling being configured to indicate the at least one first terminal to establish a first backhaul link for the base station; and
send a confirmation message to the at least one first terminal to cause the at least one first terminal to establish a second communication link with the base station after receiving the confirmation message, the second communication link and the first communication link forming the first backhaul link;
wherein when the base station has established multiple backhaul links that comprise the first backhaul link, with respective first terminals that comprise the at least one first terminal, the processor is further configured to:
receive at least one data packet sent by at least one second terminal located in a coverage of the base station;
acquire a quality of service class identifier (QCI) of the at least one data packet, the QCI being configured to indicate a communication priority of the at least one data packet; and
allocate the at least one data packet to the multiple backhaul links on the basis of current remaining bandwidths of the multiple backhaul links and the QCI of the at least one data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,397,968

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC WIRELESS COUPLING

HIRSCHMANN AUTOMATION AND...

1. A method for wireless channel selection, comprising:scanning, by a first device, a plurality of broadcast channels for a broadcast by a second device;
determining, by the first device, whether a broadcast by the second device comprising a predetermined topology configuration identifier has been detected;
selecting, by the first device, a first channel of the plurality of broadcast channels for use by a discovery protocol, responsive to the determination;
broadcasting via the first channel, by the first device, a device identifier of the first device;
receiving, by the first device from the second device on the selected first channel, a broadcast packet comprising the device identifier of the first device and a first credit value for the first device maintained by the second device; and
establishing, by the first device with the second device, a connection, responsive to a determination that the first credit value for the first device maintained by the second device exceeds the predetermined threshold and that a second credit value for the second device maintained by the first device exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,397,967

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first communications device operable to transmit device-to-device communications to a second communications device using a wireless access interface of a wireless telecommunications system, access to the wireless access interface being coordinated by a coordinating entity, the first communications device comprising:a controller and a transceiver, the controller being configured in combination with the transceiver to:
receive, from the coordinating entity, a first indication of an identifier associated with a device-to-device communications link between the first and second communications devices;
receive, from the coordinating entity, a second indication of an uplink control channel resource of the wireless access interface associated with the identifier;
transmit, to the coordinating entity in response to the second indication, a message in the uplink control channel resource requesting resources of the wireless access interface for transmitting data across the device-to-device communications link;
receive, from the coordinating entity, a third indication of a resource allocation of the wireless access interface in association with the first indication of the identifier; and
transmit the data to the second communications device using the allocated resources.

US Pat. No. 10,397,966

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN A SYMBOL READER AND A SYMBOL READER CRADLE USING WIRELESS CHARGING COMPONENTS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A system comprising:a symbol reader cradle having:
a cradle housing;
a first short-range communication transceiver positioned within the cradle housing, the first short-range communication transceiver operable to maintain electronic communication via a short-range wireless communication protocol;
a first induction coil configured to generate an oscillating electromagnetic field in response to an alternating current applied across the first induction coil; and
a first controller configured to modulate the alternating current applied across the first induction coil to transmit, via the oscillating electromagnetic field, a first communication parameter related to the first short-range communication transceiver, the first communication parameter including identification data uniquely identifying the first short-range communication transceiver; and
a symbol reader having:
a symbol reader housing;
an imaging assembly positioned at least partially within the symbol reader housing, the imaging assembly having a field of view (FOV), the imaging assembly being configured to capture image data related to a symbol code;
a rechargeable power source configured to be electrically charged and to supply an electric charge to power the imaging assembly;
a second short-range communication transceiver positioned within the symbol reader housing, the second short-range communication transceiver operable to maintain electronic communication via the short-range wireless communication protocol;
a second induction coil configured to carry an induced current in response to being exposed to the oscillating electromagnetic field, the second induction coil being coupled to the rechargeable power source, the induced current carried through the second induction coil being used to electrically charge the rechargeable power source; and
a second controller communicatively coupled to the second short-range communication transceiver and to the second induction coil,
wherein, responsive to the symbol reader being positioned within the symbol reader cradle:
the rechargeable power source of the symbol reader is electrically charged by the induced current carried through the second induction coil;
the second controller receives the first communication parameter by detecting a modulation in the induced current carried through the second induction coil;
responsive to receiving the first communication parameter, the second controller instructs the second short-range communication transceiver to transmit, via the short-range wireless communication protocol, a radio frequency (RF) signal, the RF signal including (i) the identification data uniquely identifying the first short-range communication transceiver and (ii) a request to establish a bi-directional communication link with the first short-range communication transceiver;
the first short-range communication transceiver actively listens for the RF signal including (i) the identification data uniquely identifying the first short-range communication transceiver and (ii) the request to establish the bi-directional communication link with the first short-range communication transceiver; and
responsive to the first short-range communication transceiver receiving the RF signal, the first short-range communication transceiver and the second short-range communication transceiver establish the bi-directional communication link, the bi-directional communication link occurring via the short-range wireless communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,397,965

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING REAL-TIME LOCATION AND STATUS OF VOICE-OVER WI-FI (VOWIFI) USERS IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIM...

1. A method of restricting at least one service to a subscriber based on a location area information, wherein the subscriber is associated with a unique Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) identifier of a subscriber identity module, the method comprising steps of:receiving a connection request from a user equipment (UE), wherein the connection request includes at least one of a UE identifier associated with the user equipment and the unique SIM identifier;
generating one of a positive response and a negative response based on the connection request, wherein the positive response is generated in an event a user profile corresponding to the user equipment is identified and the negative response is generated in an event the user profile corresponding to the user equipment is not identified,
the user profile comprises the unique SIM identifier, a state information and the location area information of the subscriber identity module, and
the state information indicates one of connected and detached, and
the location area information corresponds to a last location of the SIM in an event the subscriber is latched with a cellular network: and
restricting the at least one service to the subscriber in an event of:
the negative response is generated based on the connection request,
the state information of the subscriber identity module indicates detached, and
the location area information of the subscriber identity module belongs to a forbidden list of areas in which the at least one service is restricted to the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,397,962

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR SCHEDULE-BASED TELECOMMUNICATION POLICIES

Tango Networks, Inc., Ri...

1. A method, comprising:routing a communications session setup request from a mobile terminal to a carrier gateway server (GS-C) operating as at least one of a signaling system 7 (SS7) point code multiplexer or a session initiation protocol (SIP) application server, wherein the GS-C is addressed with at least one point code when acting as an SS7 point code multiplexer;
determining the communications session setup request is associated with a member of an enterprise network;
forwarding, by the carrier gateway server, the communications session setup request to an enterprise gateway server over a SIP session;
determining, by the enterprise gateway server, a communication policy exists for the member based on a member schedule stored in a schedule database and a location of the member at a current time, wherein the communication policy permits the communication session with the mobile terminal;
forwarding, by the enterprise gateway server, an instruction to the carrier gateway server to complete the session setup based on the communication policy;
applying, by the carrier gateway server the instruction to the communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,397,961

METHOD OF CONNECTING TERMINALS IN PREDETERMINED SPACE AND TERMINAL THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A first terminal for connecting terminals located in a predetermined space, the first terminal comprising:a first communication interface configured to transmit a signal, for executing an input application which enables a plurality of terminals to receive information through a first communication scheme, to the plurality of terminals through a second communication scheme;
a second communication interface configured to broadcast information about the first terminal through the first communication scheme;
a processor configured to receive at least one response, from at least one terminal from among the plurality of terminals, in response to the broadcasted information and generate a list of terminals located in the predetermined space, based on the at least one response from the at least one terminal; and
a display configured to display the generated list to a user and receive an operation from the user to select at least one terminal from the generated list to be connected to the first terminal,
wherein the operation received from the user allows the at least one terminal selected by the user to be connected to the first terminal, and
wherein a coverage area of the second communication scheme is greater than a coverage area of the first communication scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,397,960

INITIAL ACCESS CHANNEL FOR SCALABLE WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A transmitter configured to serve a cell, the transmitter comprising:one or more processing elements; and
one or more memories having program instructions stored thereon that are executable by the one or more processing elements to cause the transmitter to:
transmit, via an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless communication system having a system bandwidth, at least a synchronization channel, wherein the synchronization channel comprises a primary synchronization channel and a secondary synchronization channel, wherein the primary synchronization channel is modulated by at least one primary synchronization sequence, and wherein the at least one primary synchronization sequence is a sequence selected from a set of two or more possible primary synchronization sequences common to multiple cells of a wireless communications system;
wherein the secondary synchronization channel is transmitted three OFDM symbols prior to each transmission of the primary synchronization channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,959

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by an evolved NodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the eNB, a random access preamble from a user equipment (UE);
transmitting, by the eNB, a random access response which is a response to the random access preamble to the UE;
receiving, by the eNB, a message 3 of a random access procedure from the UE, wherein the message 3 is used for determining that the UE is a low-end UE;
receiving, by the eNB, a low-end UE capability from the UE; and
transferring, by the eNB, the low-end UE capability to a mobility management entity (MME), wherein the low-end UE capability is transmitted by the MME to another eNB, and
wherein the low-end UE includes a low-cost machine-type communication (MTC) device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,958

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BACKOFF MECHANISM APPLIED FOR RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method for a network node, comprising:transmitting, from the network node to a user equipment (UE), a radio resource control (RRC) signalling with a plurality of backoff parameters including a first parameter and a second parameter, wherein the first parameter is zero (0) and the second parameter is not 0; and
transmitting, from the network node to the UE after transmitting the RRC signalling, a first random access response of a random access procedure including a first backoff indicator indicating a first backoff time, wherein whether to use the first parameter or the second parameter by the UE to adjust the backoff time is based on a purpose of the random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,397,957

RANDOM ACCESS MECHANISM FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE AND BASE STATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
receive at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of cell groups, wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of downlink-uplink cells and at least one downlink-only cell, wherein:
each cell group of the plurality of cell groups comprises at least one of the plurality of downlink-uplink cells; and
each of the at least one downlink-only cell is assigned to a cell group comprising at least one of the plurality of downlink-uplink cells;
receive a timing advance command comprising a time adjustment value and an index of a first cell group of the plurality of cell groups; and
apply the timing advance command to uplink transmission timing of at least one downlink-uplink cell, of the plurality of downlink-uplink cells, associated with the first cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,397,956

METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN PARALLEL ON DUAL CHANNELS, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmission and reception in parallel on dual channels, wherein the method comprises:determining, by an access point (AP), a first transmission duration of a first channel data packet transmitted on a first channel when detecting that the first channel is occupied by carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) contention, wherein when the first channel is used to transmit uplink data, determining the first transmission duration of the first channel data packet transmitted on the first channel comprises obtaining the first transmission duration of the first channel data packet from transmission information when the access point detects that there is transmission information comprising transmission duration before the first channel data packet is transmitted, and wherein determining the transmission duration comprises parsing preamble information of a first channel data packet to obtain the first transmission duration of the first channel data packet from the preamble information when the access point detects that there is no transmission information comprising transmission duration of a data packet before the first channel data packet is transmitted;
determining, by a clear channel assessment (CCA) detector, that a second channel is idle, wherein the second channel is used to transmit a second channel data packet, and wherein a transmission direction of the second channel data packet is opposite a transmission direction of the first channel data packet;
determining, using the first transmission duration, a second transmission duration corresponding to the second channel data packet; and
transmitting the second channel data packet on the second channel according to the second transmission duration, wherein an end time of transmission of the second channel data packet is not later than an end time of transmission of the first channel data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,397,955

UPLINK PPDU TRANSMISSION

FRONTSIDE, Seongnam (KR)...

1. A method for uplink transmission in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:establishing, by a station, a connection with an access point (AP);
receiving, by the station, information about a first basic service set (BSS) color identifying a BSS managed by the AP;
receiving, by the station, a first physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU), the first PPDU including a second BSS color and a first duration field;
comparing, by the station, the first BSS color and the second BSS color to determine whether or not the received first PPDU is from the AP; and
when the second BSS color matches with the first BSS color and the first PPDU requests a transmission of a second PPDU, transmitting, by the station, the second PPDU to the AP as a response to the first PPDU, the second PPDU including a second duration field,
wherein the first duration field of the first PPDU indicates an estimated time required to transmit the second PPDU,
wherein the second PPDU does not include any frame that solicits a control response frame to be sent by the AP when a value of the second duration field is set to zero, and
wherein the control response frame includes an acknowledgement frame for acknowledging the second PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,397,954

METHOD FOR PERFORMING BACKOFF IN WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS UNLICENSED BANDS, AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. An eNode-B (eNB) for performing a backoff operation in a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, the eNB comprising:a transmitter;
a receiver; and
a processor configured to:
control the transmitter and the receiver to perform the backoff operation,
set a backoff counter value for performing the backoff operation,
when a current subframe corresponds to a backoff permitted duration, decrease the backoff counter value by 1 based on whether the unlicensed band is in an idle state or not after performing a carrier sensing (CS) operation in a CS unit,
when the current subframe does not correspond to the backoff permitted duration, maintain the backoff counter value without performing the CS operation, and
control the transmitter to transmit a reservation signal or data via a cell configured on the unlicensed band when the backoff counter value is zero.

US Pat. No. 10,397,953

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEVING RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a random access channel (RACH) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first information related to transmission of at least one synchronization signal block (SSB), and second information related to (i) a plurality of RACH resources in which to transmit the RACH, and (ii) a time period within which to transmit the RACH in the plurality of RACH resources;
determining a mapping of the at least one SSB to at least one first RACH resource among the plurality of RACH resources within the time period, wherein the mapping comprises repeated mappings of the at least one SSB over the at least one first RACH resource by a positive integer number of times within the time period; and
transmitting the RACH in a RACH resource among the at least one first RACH resource that is mapped to the at least one SSB,
wherein the plurality of RACH resources further comprises at least one second RACH resource that remains unmapped to the at least one SSB after the positive integer number of repeated mappings of the at least one SSB over the at least one first RACH resource, and
wherein the RACH is not transmitted in the at least one second RACH resource that remains unmapped to the at least one SSB.

US Pat. No. 10,397,952

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION RESOLUTION FOR CONTENTION BASED PUSCH TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing a first hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) transmission, on a contention based physical uplink shared channel (CB-PUSCH), to a network;
receiving a UL grant on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) from the network,
wherein the UL grant includes an identity of the UE;
determining that contention on the CB-PUSCH is resolved based on the identity of the UE; and
performing a second HARQ transmission for the first HARQ transmission, on a non-contention PUSCH, to the network based on the UL grant,
wherein the CB-PUSCH is a channel for UL data allocated by a pre-configured UL grant which is shared by multiple UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,950

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SEQUENTIAL COMMUNICATION ON A WIRELESS CHANNEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of managing communication on a wireless channel on which a first wireless communication device (WCD) and second WCD engage in a sequence of N data-ACK exchanges with each other, wherein N>1, wherein the sequence includes one or more non-final data-ACK exchanges and ends with a final data-ACK exchange, and wherein each data-ACK exchange consists of the first WCD transmitting application data to the second WCD and the second WCD transmitting a corresponding acknowledgement (ACK) message to the first WCD, the method comprising:transmitting within at least one of the one or more non-final data-ACK exchanges an indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence, wherein the indication comprises a count of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence, whereby the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence can help a third WCD manage how many times to refrain from transmission on the channel,
wherein transmitting in the data-ACK exchange the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence comprises at least one feature selected from the group consisting of (i) the first WCD transmitting in a header of the application data of the data-ACK exchange the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence and (ii) the second WCD transmitting in a header of the ACK message of the data-ACK exchange the indication of how many data-ACK exchanges remain in the sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,397,949

PUCCH RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD IN CARRIER AGGREGATION AND EQUIPMENTS THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An eNB comprising:a configuration circuit configured to configure a configuration for a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), wherein the configuration includes a start physical resource block (PRB) and number of contiguous PRBs in a frequency domain in a time slot for the first PUCCH in RRC signaling, and a second PUCCH (Format 3),
wherein the second PUCCH occupies one PRB in a time slot, and
wherein three bits are used for indicating the number of contiguous PRBs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,948

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SUBFRAME SCHEDULING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a terminal device, comprising:transmitting, to a network device, a report indicating a size of uplink data to be transmitted by the terminal device;
receiving, from the network device, scheduling grant information indicating a first number of subframes in a grant scheduled to the terminal device for transmission of the uplink data; and
transmitting the uplink data to the network device in a third number of subframes in the grant among the first number of subframes, wherein the third number is less than the first number, and
wherein the report indicates that a second number of subframes in the grant are to be consumed by the transmission of the unlink data, and
wherein the second number of subframes is not among the first number of subframes, and the third number is equal to the second number.

US Pat. No. 10,397,947

ADAPTIVE WAVEFORM SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for adaptive waveform selection for signal transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:analyzing, by a wireless device of the wireless communication system, at least one attribute of a wireless communication associated with a random access procedure, the at least one attribute including at least one of: system information present in a broadcast downlink message, information in a random access response message, a physical random access channel (PRACH) sequence used for initial access, and a measurement made by the wireless device; and
determining a waveform to use for at least one uplink random access message transmission associated with the random access procedure, wherein the determining is based on the analyzed at least one attribute, wherein the waveform is one from a plurality of waveforms for uplink signal transmissions, wherein the at least one uplink random access message includes a third message to be transmitted after receiving a random access response message, wherein the determining the waveform to use for the at least one uplink random access message transmission includes determining a waveform to use for the third message, and wherein the plurality of waveforms comprise a single-carrier frequency division multiplexing (SC-FDM) waveform design and an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform design.

US Pat. No. 10,397,946

UPLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink reference signal by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information on an uplink reference signal for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) from a base station; and
transmitting the uplink reference signal in at least one transmission time interval (TTI) from among a plurality of contiguous TTIs based on the configuration information,
wherein each of the plurality of contiguous TTIs consists of one or more single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) symbols in a time domain,
wherein the configuration information is included in signaling that schedules the PUSCH in a TTI from among the plurality of contiguous TTIs,
wherein the configuration information includes a first bit field for indicating one of a plurality of predefined candidate patterns for transmission of the uplink reference signal, and
wherein each of the plurality of predefined candidate patterns indicates at least one SC-FDMA symbol for transmission of the uplink reference signal from among SC-FDMA symbols included in the plurality of contiguous TTIs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,944

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING DOWNLINK CHANNEL CONDITIONS AT CELL-EDGE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication operable at a scheduling entity, comprising:communicating with a plurality of scheduled entities including a first scheduled entity and a second scheduled entity through a downlink (DL) channel;
configuring the first scheduled entity to utilize a first subframe structure for estimating the DL channel; and
configuring the second scheduled entity to utilize a second subframe structure, different from the first subframe structure, for estimating the DL channel when the second scheduled entity is located near or at a cell edge of the scheduling entity,
wherein the second subframe structure is configured to provide more DL resources corresponding to reference signals and data signals than the first subframe structure, for estimating the DL channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,943

FLEXIBLE NAN AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE INDICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio in communication with the at least one antenna and configured to perform communications via a Wi-Fi interface; and
at least one processor in communication with to the at least one radio;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless station to:
transmit, to a first peer wireless station of a plurality of peer wireless stations within transmission range of the wireless station, a first availability schedule via a scheduling negotiation message, wherein the first availability schedule comprises one or more types of committed availability, wherein a first type of committed availability is non-cancelable and a second type of committed availability is cancelable, wherein the scheduling negotiation message includes an attribute indicating a change to the one or more types of committed availability, and wherein the change is one of a plurality of types of changes comprising a first type of change indicating that the change conflicts with an existing committed availability schedule and a second type of change indicating that the change adds additional conditional availability, additional committed availability, or additional conditional availability and additional committed availability;
receive, from the first peer wireless station, a second availability schedule applicable to the wireless station but not applicable to other peer wireless stations, wherein the second availability schedule comprises the second type of committed availability; and
transmit, to a second peer wireless station of the plurality of peer wireless stations, a third availability schedule comprising the first type of committed availability.

US Pat. No. 10,397,941

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A terminal for uplink transmission in a wireless communication system, the terminal comprising:a transmitter and a receiver of the terminal; and
a processor of the terminal configured to control the transmitter and the receiver, wherein the processor is further configured to:
receive a first control signal informing a shortened transmission time interval (sTTI) or a symbol position in which a reference signal for demodulating data transmitted in a plurality of sTTIs is transmitted,
receive a second control signal containing information indicating informing the plurality of sTTIs in which the data is transmitted,
transmit the reference signal in the informed sTTI or symbol position and transmit the data in the plurality of sTTIs according to the first control signal and the second control signal,
wherein the reference signal is common for the data transmitted in the plurality of sTTIs, and
wherein the second control signal includes an interval of a sTTI unit or a symbol unit between the sTTI or symbol position in which the reference signal is transmitted and the plurality of sTTIs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,940

TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING UPLINK RESOURCES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE) from a serving access point, a reference signal configuration specifying a periodicity related to transmitting reference signals over at least one symbol in a plurality of subframes;
receiving, at the UE from the serving access point, downlink control information having a dynamic resource allocation indicator;
determining, at the UE, the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates to override, for a period of time corresponding to an uplink resource grant, the reference signal configuration in one of the plurality of subframes, wherein determining that the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates to override the reference signal configuration comprises determining that the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates the at least one symbol is for the uplink data communications in the one of the plurality of subframes corresponding to the uplink resource grant; and
transmitting, by the UE to the serving access point and based at least in part on the determination that the dynamic resource allocation indicator indicates to override the reference signal configuration in the one of the plurality of subframes, uplink data communications over the at least one symbol in the one of the plurality of subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,397,939

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PHYSICAL UPLINK SHARED CHANNEL (PUSCH) FORMAT SIGNALING AND CONTENTION ACCESS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

2. A method of a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with a downlink control information (DCI) format, the PDCCH scheduling a single physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the single PUSCH being a first PUSCH in subframe n, the DCI indicating a starting position and an ending position of the PUSCH;
performing a channel access procedure; and
transmitting the first PUSCH; wherein
when any PUSCH is not transmitted in subframe n?1, the channel access procedure is performed immediately before a transmission of the first PUSCH, and
when a second PUSCH is transmitted in subframe n?1:
if the starting position of the first PUSCH is later than an initial subframe boundary of the subframe n or if the ending position of the second PUSCH is earlier than a final subframe boundary of the subframe n?1, the channel access procedure is performed immediately before the transmission of the first PUSCH; and
if there is no gap between the first PUSCH and the second PUSCH, the transmission of the first PUSCH is performed without performing the channel access procedure immediately before the transmission of the first PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,397,938

METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF UPLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), urgent data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a base station, a fast UL grant request requesting a uplink resource allocation for transmitting a urgent data;
receiving, from the base station, a fast UL grant corresponding to the fast UL grant request; and
transmitting, to the base station, the urgent data based on the fast UL grant;
wherein the fast UL grant request is included in a medium access control information element (MAC CE) or is a specific preamble index transmitted on a physical random access channel (PRACH).

US Pat. No. 10,397,937

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SCHEDULING SINGLE-CELL MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE

1. A method for scheduling a single-cell Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS), comprising:receiving a Single Cell-Point To Multipoint (SC-PTM) Single cell-Multicast Control Channel (S-MCCH) message sent by an evolved Node B (eNB), wherein the S-MCCH message carries first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) configuration information and/or second RNTI configuration information, a first RNTI corresponding to the first RNTI configuration information is used for indicating that a single-cell MBMS is scheduled by using a semi-static scheduling manner, the first RNTI configuration information is used for indicating a Temporarily Mobile Group Identifier (TMGI) corresponding to the first RNTI and a subframe position where a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) scrambled by using the first RNTI is located, a second RNTI is used for indicating that the single-cell MBMS is scheduled by using a dynamic scheduling manner, and the second RNTI configuration information is used for indicating a TMGI corresponding to the second RNTI; and
receiving an MBMS required on a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) according to scheduling information received on the PDCCH scrambled by the first RNTI and/or received on a PDCCH scrambled by the second RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,397,936

METHOD FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIER GROUPS AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving control information by a terminal for which multiple component carrier groups are configured in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, configuration information on transmission of first downlink control information (DCI), wherein the configuration information comprises a transmission period and a transmission offset of the first DCI;
receiving, from the base station, the first DCI, wherein the first DCI comprises common scheduling information for data for a component carrier group including one or more component carriers;
receiving, from the base station, second DCI, wherein the second DCI comprises specific scheduling information for the data for one of the one or more component carriers respectively; and
attempting to detect the common scheduling information in the first DCI and the specific scheduling information in the second DCI using the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,934

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGER DEVICES AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:
encode a registration request for registering within a device hierarchy system;
decode configuration information from a base station (BS) within the device hierarchy system, the configuration information including spectrum assignment information of spectrum that is available to the BS, the configuration information received in response to the registration request and the available spectrum being assigned to the BS prior to encoding the registration request;
determine an allowed level of interference with at least a second device within the device hierarchy system; and
decode spectrum reassignment information, the spectrum reassignment information re-assigning the available spectrum based on the allowed level of interference; and
memory configured to store the spectrum assignment information and the spectrum reassignment information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,933

INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION FOR RECEIVERS WITH MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A device implemented method comprising:receiving, via multiple antennas of the device, an interference packet transmitted by an interfering transmitter in a wireless environment;
estimating an interference channel that describes interference in the wireless environment based on the interference packet received from the interfering transmitter;
implementing carrier sensing to enable detection of an intended packet transmitted by a base station or client station with which the device is associated;
suppressing, while the carrier sensing is implemented and based on the interference channel, interference caused by other interfering packets transmitted by the interfering transmitter;
receiving, via the multiple antennas of the device, the intended packet transmitted through the wireless environment in which the interfering transmitter operates; and
cancelling at least a portion of interference received with the intended packet using the interference channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,932

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECENTRALIZED CONTROL OF WIRELESS NETWORKS

AOIFE SOLUTIONS, S.L., C...

11. A method for decentralized control of a wireless local area network, the wireless local area network comprising a plurality of access points that provide connection service to a plurality of stations, the method comprising:each access point in the wireless local area network sequentially scanning the channels, during a start-up process of the local area wireless network or when an access point is added to the wireless local area network, to detect beacons transmitted by other access points thereby building a plurality of channel maps, each channel map containing network structure information of each access point of the wireless local area network whose transmitted beacons are received, a power with which the beacons are received;
inter-transmitting among the plurality of the access points of the wireless local area network, the plurality of channel maps such that each access point in the wireless local area network gathers and shares all of the plurality of channel maps from all of the plurality of access points of the wireless local area network;
each access point locally computes a channel selection for all of the plurality of access points of the wireless local area network, wherein said channel is selected based on the all of the plurality of channel maps containing network structure information gathered and shared by each access point and using a criteria to minimize interference between the access points of the wireless local area network and minimize interference with other networks or wireless devices external to the wireless local area network; and
assigning a transmission channel based on the locally computed channel selection for each access point of the plurality of access points of the wireless local area network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,931

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING TERMINAL DEVICE CAPABILITY

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus for reporting a terminal device capability, comprising:a processor configured to obtain device to device (D2D) capability information of a terminal device, wherein the D2D capability information of the terminal device comprises D2D radio frequency capability information of the terminal device, and wherein the D2D radio frequency capability information of the terminal device comprises at least one piece of information about a radio frequency band over which the terminal device supports D2D communication, information about a radio frequency band over which the terminal device supports both D2D communication and cellular communication, or capability information that the terminal device supports both D2D communication and carrier aggregation; and
a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to send the D2D capability information of the terminal device to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,929

INDIVIDUALIZED GAIN CONTROL OF REMOTE UPLINK BAND PATHS IN A REMOTE UNIT IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS), BASED ON COMBINED UPLINK POWER LEVEL IN THE REMOTE UNIT

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A wireless communication system, comprising:a central unit configured to:
receive a plurality of uplink communications signals from a plurality of remote units; and
distribute the received plurality of uplink communications signals to a network;
the plurality of remote units each configured to:
receive a plurality of uplink band communications signals from at least one client device;
combine the received plurality of uplink band communications signals into a combined uplink communications signal; and
distribute the received combined uplink communications signal to the central unit;
each of the plurality of remote units comprising:
a plurality of remote uplink band power measurement circuits each coupled to a remote uplink band path among a plurality of remote uplink band paths each carrying at least one uplink band communications signal in a remote unit, each remote uplink band power measurement circuit among the plurality of remote uplink band power measurement circuits configured to:
measure a remote uplink band power of an uplink band communications signal in the remote uplink band path in the remote unit; and
provide a remote uplink band power measurement indicative of the measured remote uplink band power of the uplink band communications signal in the remote uplink band path; and
a remote combined uplink power measurement circuit coupled to a remote combined uplink path in the remote unit carrying a combined uplink communications signal comprised of a combined plurality of the uplink band communications signals, the remote combined uplink power measurement circuit configured to:
measure a remote combined uplink power of the combined uplink communications signal in the remote combined uplink path; and
provide a remote combined uplink power measurement indicative of the measured remote combined uplink power of the combined uplink communications signal in the remote combined uplink path; and
at least one remote controller configured to, for each of the plurality of remote units:
(a) receive the remote combined uplink power measurement for the remote unit;
(b) receive an individual remote uplink band power measurement for each remote uplink band path of the plurality of remote uplink band paths in the remote unit; and
(c) determine if the remote combined uplink power measurement is greater than a remote combined uplink threshold power level for the remote unit;
(d) if the remote combined uplink power measurement is greater than the remote combined uplink threshold power level for the remote unit, in response:
identify high power remote uplink band paths among the plurality of remote uplink band paths; and
direct a remote combined uplink band gain control circuit for at least one remote uplink band path identified as a high power remote uplink band path, to reduce an uplink band gain of the respective remote uplink band path by a defined remote uplink band gain level.

US Pat. No. 10,397,927

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COEXISTENCE WITH LICENSED ENTITIES USING POWER MODIFICATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus configured for wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
identify a location of the apparatus;
obtain spectrum usage data from a database, the spectrum usage data indicating a licensed entity licensed within an area including the location of the apparatus to communicate across a first sub-band of frequencies within a frequency band, the frequency band including a plurality of channels each having a fixed width;
determine a modified transmission power using the spectrum usage data, the modified transmission power configured to reduce interference with the licensed entity on the first sub-band; and
conduct wireless transmissions on at least one of a first set of one or more of the plurality of channels containing the first sub-band or an adjacent channel that is adjacent to the first set of channels at the modified transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,397,926

NEXT GENERATION MOBILE SATELLITE SYSTEM AND GATEWAY DESIGN

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:receiving user traffic, at a multi-protocol stack of a satellite network base station, from a plurality of core networks of different types based, at least in part, on the core network type;
adding a generation SAPI tag in an address field of data packets contained in the user traffic, the generation SAPI tag being based on the core network type from which the user traffic was received;
directing the user traffic to a common physical layer;
forwarding the user traffic to terminals having a type corresponding to the generation SAPI tag,
wherein the generation SAPI tag is removed prior to forwarding the user traffic to the terminals, and
wherein the terminal type is based on utilization of a current generation protocol or a legacy protocol of at least one prior generation.

US Pat. No. 10,397,924

ROBUST DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION WITH FLEXIBLE RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

7. A wireless device, comprising:an antenna;
a radio coupled to the antenna; and
a processing element coupled to the radio;
wherein the wireless device is configured to:
receive first downlink control information from a base station, wherein the first downlink control information includes an indication of a first resource assignment for the wireless device, wherein the first resource assignment includes a first bandwidth at a first time;
communicate data with the base station according to the first resource assignment at the first time;
receive second downlink control information from the base station, wherein the second downlink control information includes an indication of a second resource assignment for the wireless device, wherein the second resource assignment includes a second bandwidth at a second time, wherein the second bandwidth includes a different amount of bandwidth than the first bandwidth;
communicate data with the base station according to the second resource assignment at the second time.

US Pat. No. 10,397,923

USER EQUIPMENT

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. User equipment, comprising:a transmission and reception unit configured to transmit and receive one or more radio signals to and from a base station; and
a capability information indication unit configured to transmit capability information to the base station in one or more of the radio signals,
wherein:
the capability information includes information indicative of carrier aggregation (CA) capable carrier combinations and information regarding a relative arrangement of carriers in a case where carrier combinations are arranged within a same frequency band, and
the capability information indication unit indicates that all carrier combinations indicated in the capability information are CA capable carrier combinations.

US Pat. No. 10,397,922

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING TIME-FREQUENCY RESOURCES FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA PACKETS VIA A FREQUENCY SELECTIVE CHANNEL

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

13. A scheduler device for allocating time-frequency resources to data packets for transmitting said data packets via a communications network in which communications are performed over a frequency selective channel, the scheduler device comprising:a computer processor, and
a memory comprising instructions which, when executed by the computer processor, performs a process including
obtaining data packets to be transmitted, or descriptions thereof, each data packet being either a latency-constrained data packet or a non latency-constrained data packet; and
obtaining information representative of transmission conditions for each channel available to transmit at least one obtained data packet within a predefined time period;
performing an assignment of time-frequency resources within said predefined time period for transmitting data of non latency-constrained data packets, according to the obtained information representative of transmission conditions, each of said time-frequency resources comprising a time interval within said predetermined time period for a corresponding frequency, said time intervals for the respective time-frequency resources being of a same duration;
performing a revision of the assignment so that at least one time-frequency resource previously allocated to at least one respective transmission of data of the non latency-constrained data packets is re-allocated to at least one respective transmission of data of the latency-constrained data packets instead of the previously-allocated data of the non latency-constrained data packets that incurred the assignment revision, said revision being performed by minimizing a cost impact of the revision on a global performance metric related to the transmissions of said non latency-constrained data packets; and
allocating the time-frequency resources as assigned to the non latency-constrained data that did not incur the assignment revision, whereas the non latency-constrained data that incurred the assignment revision are put aside for later scheduling in a subsequent time period.

US Pat. No. 10,397,921

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:receiving circuitry that receives a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH);
setting circuitry that sets an uplink (UL)/downlink (DL) configuration number for at least one of more than one serving cell;
transmitting circuitry that transmits a hybrid automatic repeat request—acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) in a subframe, wherein
the transmitting circuitry transmits the HARQ-ACK using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), and
in a case that (a) the more than one serving cell includes a primary cell with a frame structure type 2 and a secondary cell with a frame structure type 1, (b) the setting circuitry sets 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 as a DL-reference UL/DL configuration number for the primary cell, (c) the setting circuitry sets 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 as a DL-reference UL/DL configuration number for the secondary cell, and (d) the setting circuitry sets a PUCCH format 1b with channel selection as the PUCCH for the primary cell and the secondary cell:
the transmitting circuitry transmits the HARQ-ACK by assuming that an UL-reference UL/DL configuration number for the secondary cell belongs to 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6.

US Pat. No. 10,397,920

SATELLITE DIVERSITY

1. A method of satellite communication, comprising:at a first satellite, providing a feeder beam using a first combination of frequency band and antenna polarization, the feeder beam is associated with a feeder beam coverage area;
transmitting from the first satellite to a second satellite a first set of inter-satellite communication signals based on first data received from the feeder beam;
at the second satellite, providing a service beam using the first combination of frequency band and antenna polarization, the service beam is associated with a service beam coverage area that is at least partially overlapping with the feeder beam coverage area; and
transmitting from the second satellite to the first satellite a second set of inter-satellite communication signals based on second data received from the service beam,
wherein providing the service beam comprises:
receiving a first set of uplink signals using the first combination of frequency band and antenna polarization;
transmitting a first set of downlink signals using a second combination of frequency band and antenna polarization;
receiving a second set of uplink signals using the first combination of frequency band and antenna polarization; and
transmitting a second set of downlink signals using the second combination of frequency band and antenna polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,397,918

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A resource allocation method, comprising:when a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 2x resource needs to be allocated to a user equipment (UE), obtaining a multiplexing degree value of a format 2x resource block (RB) in a current cell to which the UE belongs, selecting a format 2x RB with a lowest multiplexing degree value in the current cell, and when multiple format 2x RBs in the current cell have the lowest multiplexing degree value, selecting one of the multiple format 2x RBs, wherein the multiplexing degree value of the format 2x RB identifies a quantity of used resource indexes on the format 2x RB, wherein the PUCCH format 2x includes a format 2, a format 2a and a format 2b; and
allocating, to the UE, a PUCCH format 2x resource on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, by:
determining whether an available PUCCH format 2x resource exists on an occupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value; and
when the available PUCCH format 2x resource exists on the occupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, allocating a PUCCH format 2x resource on the occupied resource index; and
when no available PUCCH format 2x resource exists on the occupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, allocating a PUCCH format 2x resource on an unoccupied resource index on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, by determining a next unoccupied target resource index according to a predetermined distance interval between resource indexes on the selected format 2x RB with the lowest multiplexing degree value, and allocating a PUCCH format 2x resource on the target resource index.

US Pat. No. 10,397,917

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFIGURING CSI MEASUREMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a base station for configuring interference measurements for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from the UE, information indicating whether a channel state information interference measurement (CSI-IM) resource configuration restriction with respect to zero-power channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) configurations applies for the UE; and
configuring CSI-IM resources for the UE based on the information, wherein said configuring comprises configuring two or more CSI-IM resources for one CSI process for the UE when the information indicates that the CSI-IM resource configuration restriction with respect to zero-power CSI-RS configurations does not apply.

US Pat. No. 10,397,916

METHOD FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing random access to an access point (AP) by a station (STA) operating in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving a first frame including resource allocation information for a random access from the AP;
performing backoff using a backoff count based on a predetermined contention window size in resources allocated based on the resource allocation information for the random access;
performing clear channel assessment (CCA) by the STA for the resources allocated based on the resource allocation information for the random access to adjust transmission of a second frame through a randomly selected resource based on a result of CCA,
wherein the second frame is not transmitted at a first timing at which the backoff count reaches 0, when the randomly selected resource at the first timing is busy as the result of CCA;
receiving a third frame including second resource allocation information for a subsequent random access from the AP; and
transmitting the second frame at a second timing through a second randomly selected resource from among resources allocated based on the second resource allocation information of the third frame,
wherein when the third frame is received, the second timing is determined while the backoff count is maintained at 0.

US Pat. No. 10,397,915

LATENCY REDUCTION IN SHARED OR UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining whether to use a first timing configuration or a second timing configuration for communication in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, the first timing configuration having a first time difference between a downlink communication and a responsive uplink communication, and the second timing configuration having a second time difference between the downlink communication and the responsive uplink communication, the second time difference being less than the first time difference;
receiving a control message from a base station during a transmission opportunity (TxOp) of the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band; and
transmitting an uplink message during the TxOp in response to the control message, wherein the uplink message comprises a channel state information (CSI) report based at least in part on the first timing configuration or the second timing configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,397,914

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of receiving wireless data by a wireless device from a wireless network, comprising:receiving, by the wireless device, a wireless packet including a preamble and a data portion, the preamble comprising first transmission control information within a first frequency range and second transmission control information within a second frequency range that does not overlap the first frequency range, the data portion including encoded first data within a third frequency range different than the first frequency range and encoded second data within a fourth frequency range different than the second frequency range and that does not overlap the third frequency range, the first transmission control information indicating the third frequency range, the second transmission control information indicating the fourth frequency range;
decoding the first transmission control information to determine whether the wireless device is identified by the first transmission control information; and
decoding the first data in response to the decoded first transmission control information identifying the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,911

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A user equipment (UE) which is operable to communicate with a communication node, the UE comprising:a receiving circuit configured to receive control data defining an allocation of at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data, wherein the at least one resource block comprises at least one of a plurality of resource blocks that are numbered in a frequency domain, and to receive, in a transmission separate from the control data, a parameter representing a configuration of resources to be used for an ACK/NACK channel;
a transmitting circuit configured to transmit the uplink data using the at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data; and
a processor configured to determine a position of at least one ACK/NACK channel resource based on:
a value derived from a position, in the frequency domain, of a single resource block allocated for a corresponding uplink data transmission, added to a value derived from a function of the received parameter representing the configuration of the resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel and a total number of resource blocks in a downlink bandwidth;
wherein the receiving circuit is configured to receive at least one ACK/NACK the ACK/NACK channel using the at least one ACK/NACK channel resource.

US Pat. No. 10,397,910

CARRIER DETERMINATION FOR A DEVICE

LENOVO INNOVATIONS LIMITE...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor that determines a first carrier of a plurality of carriers for a first device to transmit first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information;
a transmitter that:
transmits, to the first device, first downlink control information indicating the first carrier, wherein the first downlink control information further indicates a set of physical resource blocks within the first carrier to the first device; and
transmits second downlink control information to a second device, wherein the second downlink control information indicates the first carrier and the set of physical resource blocks within the first carrier for the second device to transmit second hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information; and
a receiver that:
receives the first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information from the first device on the first carrier using the set of physical resource blocks; and
receives the second hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information from the second device on the first carrier using the set of physical resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,397,909

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink control channel in a wireless communication system by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving first quasi co-located (QCL) information for a first control resource set and second QCL information for a second control resource set;
receiving a first demodulation reference signal (DMRS) included in the first control resource set and a second DMRS included in the second control resource set;
demodulating a first downlink control channel based on the first DMRS included in the first control resource set and the first QCL information; and
demodulating a second downlink control channel based on the second DMRS included in the second control resource set and the second QCL information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,908

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


wherein, in above table, D denotes a downlink subframe, S denotes a special subframe, and U denotes an uplink subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,397,907

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING NETWORK RESOURCE, METHOD FOR CONNECTING TO TARGET DEVICE IN NETWORK, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for allocating a network resource, comprising:sending, by a first terminal device, request information to a base station, wherein the request information is configured to request the base station to allocate a network resource, and the network resource allocated by the base station is used by a second terminal device to access a target device by using the first terminal device, and the target device is another base station separate from the base station;
receiving, by the first terminal device, allocation information of the network resource sent by the base station, wherein the allocation information is configured to indicate the network resource allocated by the base station; and
broadcasting, by the first terminal device, the allocation information of the network resource to the second terminal device, wherein
the first terminal device is a terminal served by a cell of the base station, and the second terminal device is a terminal not served by a cell of the base station that utilizes the first terminal device to access the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,906

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING WIRELESS SIGNALS AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information by a UE in a wireless communication system, comprising:acquiring a periodically allocated physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resource, the periodically allocated PUSCH resource being used to transmit a first PUSCH;
performing a procedure for transmitting uplink control information when the uplink control information needs to be transmitted at a transmission timing of the first PUSCH; and
transmitting the uplink control information,
wherein the uplink control information is transmitted through the first PUSCH when an aperiodically allocated second PUSCH does not exist at the transmission timing of the first PUSCH and the uplink control information is transmitted through the second PUSCH when the aperiodically allocated second PUSCH exists at the transmission timing of the first PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,397,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), uplink control information (UCI) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a scheduling request (SR) configuration from a base station;
generating UCI information bits comprising an SR bit and hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information bits for a plurality of component carriers (CCs),
wherein the SR bit is located at the end of the UCI information bits;
performing channel coding on information bits of the UCI to generate encoded information bits;
generating modulation symbols by modulating the encoded information bits;
spreading the modulation symbols with an orthogonal code; and
transmitting the spread modulation symbols to the base station on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,397,904

COMMUNICATION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication for an apparatus, comprising:sending a plurality of beam reference signals via at least a portion of a plurality of directional beams such that different beam reference signals of the plurality of beam reference signals are sent in different directions;
selecting a channel for transmission of uplink control information to the apparatus, wherein the selection is between a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH);
determining a quantity of beams for which another apparatus is to transmit channel information to the apparatus, wherein the determination of the quantity of beams comprises selecting a first quantity of the plurality of directional beams if the selected channel is the PUSCH and selecting a second quantity of the plurality of directional beams if the selected channel is the PUCCH, wherein the first quantity is larger than the second quantity, and wherein the channel information depends on at least one of: a parameter of a path loss associated with the other apparatus, an angle of departure of a signal from the other apparatus, an angle of arrival of a signal at the apparatus, or any combination thereof;
receiving the channel information for the determined quantity of beams from the other apparatus, wherein the received channel information comprises first reference signal information for the first quantity of beams if the selected channel is the PUSCH and the received channel information comprises second reference signal information for the second quantity of beams if the selected channel is the PUCCH; and
scheduling at least one beam of the plurality of directional beams for traffic based on the received channel information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,903

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING HARQ-ACK INFORMATION IN MULTI-CELL ENVIRONMENT, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting control information by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting one or more physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) on a plurality of cells, wherein the plural cells are divided into a first cell set including a primary cell (PCell) and a first secondary cell (SCell) and a second cell set including one or more second SCells; and
transmitting hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information through a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) as feedback for the one or more PDSCHs,
wherein, when the one or more PDSCHs are detected only on the first cell set, the HARQ-ACK information includes HARQ-ACK responses only for the first cell set and is transmitted using a channel selection scheme and, when the one or more PDSCHs are detected at least on the second cell set, the HARQ-ACK information includes HARQ-ACK responses for both the first and second cell sets, and
wherein the channel selection scheme includes selecting one of PUCCH resources, and transmitting 2 bits corresponding to a set of HARQ-ACK responses for the PCell and the first SCell using the selected PUCCH resource.

US Pat. No. 10,397,901

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, ACCESS POINT, AND STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An access point, comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
determine resource allocation information according to a resource allocation sequence of N stations and a position of the resource allocated to each station in the N stations, wherein the resource allocation information is used to reflect a position of the resource allocated to each station in the N stations relative to a first station of the N stations; and
send resource indication information, so that each station in the N stations obtains, according to the resource indication information, the position of the resource allocated to each station relative to the first station of the N stations, wherein the resource indication information is used to indicate the resource allocation sequence of the N stations and the resource allocation information, and N is greater than or equal to 2,
wherein a channel resource of a wireless local area network is divided into multiple resource block units, and
the processor is further configured to:
re-number resource block units in the multiple resource block units excluding resource block units allocated to first i?1 stations in the N stations, wherein 2?i determine resource allocation information of an ith station according to numbers of the resource block units in the multiple resource block units excluding the resource block units allocated to the first i?1 stations in the N stations and a position of a resource allocated to the ith station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,900

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user terminal supporting D2D (Device-to-Device) communication, comprising:a receiver configured to receive system information blocks (SIBs) from a base station, the SIBs including resource information for determining time and frequency resources used for the D2D communication;
the receiver further configured to receive configuration information from the base station, the configuration information identifying certain periodic subframes, wherein the certain periodic subframes are to be used for broadcasting, by the user terminal, control information to other user terminals, and are not to be used for transmitting, by the user terminal, D2D data, wherein the control information includes the resource information included in the SIB s;
a controller configured to use the certain periodic subframes indicated by the configuration information to periodically broadcast the control information including the resource information included in the SIBs to other user terminals being out of coverage of the base station; and
a transmitter configured to transmit D2D data while avoiding transmitting the D2D data in the certain periodic subframes indicated by the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,899

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A destination device that wirelessly receives data from a source device, the destination device comprising:circuitry configured to broadcast management information including duration information and device identification information of the destination device, the duration information specifying duration when the destination device is capable of receiving data as distinguished from timings during which the destination device is incapable of receiving the data, and the duration information including a start receiving timing information that indicates a timing position to start receiving the data, a receive window information that indicates a length of time for performing receive processing of the data, and a receive window cycle information that indicates where a next window for reception is provided; and
circuitry configured to directly receive data from the source device in the duration when the destination device is capable of receiving the data,
wherein the duration information is set by the destination device to define notification cycles for broadcasting the management information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,898

BASE STATION AND CHANNEL SELECTION METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A base station, having an overlapped coverage with at least one neighboring base station, a plurality of user equipments (UEs) being located within the overlapped coverage, the base station being able to configure a Primary Component Carrier (PCC) and a plurality of Secondary Component Carriers (SCCs), the PCC being a first Long Term Evolution (LTE) band, and at least one of the SCCs being not an LTE band, the base station comprising:a transceiver, being configured to receive a plurality of channel status parameters from the UEs, each of the channel status parameters corresponds to one of the SCCs; and
a processor, being electrically connected to the transceiver and configured to sort the SCCs according to the channel status parameters so that the SCCs have a first order, determine a subset of the SCCs as at least one candidate SCC according to the channel status parameters, determine a subset of the at least one candidate SCC as at least one available SCC by performing clear channel assessment (CCA) for each of the at least one candidate SCC according to the first order, and allocate the at least one available SCC to at least one of the UEs;
wherein the candidate SCC with a higher priority level according to the first order requires a fewer number of times of successfully performed CCA to become one of the at least one available SCC.

US Pat. No. 10,397,895

RANGE FINDING BASE STATION SELECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

UBTECH Robotics Corp, Sh...

1. A computer-implemented range finding base station selection method for a wireless positioning system, wherein the wireless positioning system comprises a server, a plurality of base stations, and one or more tags communicating with each other in a wireless manner, the method comprising executing on a processor of the server in the wireless positioning system the steps of:obtaining a first base station group, wherein the first base station group comprises a plurality of base stations have been successfully finding range with respect to a pending tag;
determining whether a first distance between every two base stations in the first base station group being less than a first preset value, and discarding any one of the two base stations in the first base station group having the first distance less than the first preset value to obtain a second base station group;
determining whether horizontal projections of every three base stations in the second base station group are in a straight line, in response to an amount of the base stations in the second base station group being not less than a first preset base station amount, and discarding any one of the three base stations in the second base station group having the horizontal projections in the straight line to obtain a third base station group;
obtaining a second distance of each base station in the third base station group to the pending tag, in response to an amount of the base stations in the third base station group being not less than the first preset base station amount, and discarding any one of the base stations in the third base station group having an absolute value of a difference between the second distance and a pie-stored third distance exceeding a first preset range to obtain a fourth base station group wherein the pre-stored third distance is a distance of the base station to the pending tag in a previous frame;
obtaining a predicted distance of each base station in the fourth base station group to a predicted coordinate of the pending tag in a current frame based on the predicted coordinate and obtaining a real distance of each base station in the fourth base station group to a real coordinate of the pending tag in the current frame based on the real coordinate, in response to an amount of the base stations in the fourth base station group being not less than the first preset base station amount;
discarding any one of the base stations in the fourth base station group having an absolute value of a difference between the predicted distance and the real distance being exceeding a second preset range to obtain a fifth base station group; and
determining the base stations in the fifth base station group as range finding base stations for positioning the pending tag, in response to an amount of the base stations in the fifth base station group being equal to the first preset base station amount.

US Pat. No. 10,394,985

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MODELING RANDOM PROCESS USING REDUCED LENGTH LEAST-SQUARES AUTOREGRESSIVE PARAMETER ESTIMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an autocorrelation processor, configured to generate or estimate autocorrelations of length m for a stochastic process, where m is an integer; and
a least-squares (LS) estimation processor connected to the autocorrelation processor and configured to model the stochastic process by estimating pth order autoregressive (AR) parameters using LS regression, where p is an integer less than m.

US Pat. No. 10,394,498

PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION AND PRINT PROCESSING

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a communication control unit configured to control encrypted communication; and
a print control unit configured to control print processing,
wherein, in a case where an encrypted common key is decrypted, the communication control unit is assigned with a first priority, and the print control unit is assigned with a second priority higher than the first priority, and
wherein resource distribution of the with respect to the communication control unit and the print control unit is determined according to the priorities.