US Pat. No. 10,401,205

VALVE INCORPORATING A FLOWMETER FOR MEASURING A FLOW OF FLUID INSIDE SAME

YZATEC, Blagnac (FR)

1. Valve comprising:a body,
a closure member,
a closure member control rod, said control rod extending inside the body at least partially within a fluid flow area and comprising at least one flowmeter in said flow area,
wherein said control rod comprises a first driving control rod, coupled to an actuator of the valve, and a second driven control rod, coupled to the closure member, and wherein said at least one flowmeter comprises:
a tubular body having two axial ends, a first axial end of the flowmeter being mounted on one end of the driving control rod and a second axial end of the flowmeter being mounted on a second end of the driven control rod,
a flow measuring device supported by the tubular body and associated with the tubular body so as to enable a flow of fluid flowing outside the tubular body to be measured,
an electrical connection extending outside of the tubular body and passing through the tubular body by at least one fluid-tight passage.

US Pat. No. 10,404,059

DISTRIBUTED SWITCHES TO SUPPRESS TRANSIENT ELECTRICAL OVERSTRESS-INDUCED LATCH-UP

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. An integrated circuit with distributed latch-up suppression, the integrated circuit comprising:a first power rail;
a second power rail;
a first electrical overstress detection circuit configured to activate a first transient overstress detection signal in response to detecting a transient electrical overstress event between the first power rail and the second power rail;
a first driver circuit configured to buffer the first transient overstress detection signal to generate a first pair of trigger signals including a first trigger signal and a second trigger signal that are logically inverted relative to one another;
a plurality of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuits powered by the first power rail and the second power rail and distributed across the integrated circuit; and
a first plurality of thyristors electrically connected between the first power rail and the second power rail, wherein when the integrated circuit is powered, the first plurality of thyristors are operable to clamp the first power rail and the second power rail in response to activation of the first pair of trigger signals so as to inhibit latch-up of the plurality of CMOS circuits, and to release in response to deactivation of the first pair of trigger signals.

US Pat. No. 10,405,448

HIGH FREQUENCY BGA CONNECTOR

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. A connector having a housing with a surface, wherein the connector is configured for attachment to a circuit board with the surface facing the circuit board, the connector comprising:a plurality of pockets in the surface; and
a plurality of contacts held by the housing, each of the plurality of contacts comprising a mating end, a mounting end opposite the mating end and disposed within at least a respective one of the plurality of pockets, and an intermediate portion that extends between the mating end and the mounting end;
wherein:
the plurality of pockets are arranged in a plurality of rows;
within each row, a first portion of the pockets have a center-to-center spacing in a row direction of a first distance from at least one adjacent pocket of the first portion of the pockets, and a second portion of the pockets have a center-to-center spacing in the row direction of a second distance from at least one adjacent pocket of the second portion of the pockets; and
the second distance is less than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,401,402

SYNCHRONIZED PHASOR MEASUREMENT IN POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

Aclara Technologies LLC, ...

1. A system, comprising:an electric distribution network;
at least one metering device connected to the electric distribution network; and
a synchronizer device connected to the electric distribution network at a three-phase point thereof and adapted to generate a plurality of beacons each transmitting to the at least one metering device via the electric distribution network, wherein each of the beacons comprises a synchronization pulse adapted to establish a common time reference between the synchronizer device and the at least one metering device, wherein each of the beacons comprises reference phasor data adapted to establish phase references relative to the synchronizer device at the at least one metering device and relative to a time of receiving a previous one of the beacons; and wherein the synchronizer device comprises:
a synchronization pulse generator adapted to generate the synchronization pulse of the beacon;
a coupler adapted to couple the synchronizer device to the electric distribution network and adapted to transmit the beacons on the electric distribution network;
an analog-to-digital converter adapted to sample a voltage on the electric distribution network at the coupler;
a filter detector adapted to detect the transmitted beacons contained in the sampled voltage;
a phase-locked loop adapted to track a phase of the sampled voltage; and
a modulator adapted to modulate a time of detection of the beacons, the phase of the sampled voltage at the time of detection, and an amplitude of the sampled voltage with a second synchronization pulse generated by the synchronization pulse generator to generate a second beacon of the plurality of beacons,
wherein the second beacon enables a phase A metering device, a phase B metering device, and a phase C metering device to each determine a voltage phasor relative to the phase of the voltage at the synchronizer device, and
wherein the second beacon enables the phase A metering device, the phase B metering device, and the phase C metering device to each determine a current phasor relative to the phase of the voltage at the synchronizer device.

US Pat. No. 10,405,411

LOCATION-BASED CONFIGURATION OF A LOAD CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A lighting control device for controlling an intensity of a lighting load, the lighting control device comprising:a load control circuit adapted to be coupled to the lighting load;
a controller configured to control the load control circuit to control the intensity of the lighting load;
a first communication circuit configured to transmit and receive digital messages; and
an identifier-retrieval circuit comprising a second communication circuit, the identifier-retrieval circuit configured to receive a first digital message including an identifier from an identifier-transmitting device when the lighting control device is mounted in close proximity to the identifier-transmitting device, wherein the identifier transmitted by the identifier-transmitting device is representative of a location of the identifier-transmitting device, the identifier-transmitting device adapted to be installed in a fixture in which the lighting control device is installed;
wherein the controller is configured to transmit a second digital message including the identifier via the first communication circuit, and to subsequently receive a third digital message including a configuration setting associated with the identifier via the first communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,404,763

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE AND REAL-TIME VISUALIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED MEDIA

Mersive Technologies, Inc...

10. A system for indicating if a particular media source is being inspected by at least one of a plurality of interconnected computers, comprising:a host computer including a memory configured to store:
a media source stream from a source computer of the plurality of interconnected computers,
a selection of the first media source stream received from a destination computer of the plurality of interconnected computers,
first metadata defining a first viewing event including a user name, a time of selection of the media source stream, and indicia of the media source stream selected,
second metadata defining a second viewing event when the transmitted media source stream is no longer being displayed at the destination viewer,
computer readable instructions that when executed by a processor of the host computer:
(1) transmit the media source stream to the destination computer in response to the selection,
(2) transform the first and second metadata into viewing statistics, and
(3) send the viewing statistics to a moderator computer, the moderator computer being one of the interconnected computers, the viewing statistics including an indicator identifying the destination computer when a time between the first event and the second viewing event is greater than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,405,344

ZONE-BASED HOMING AND SCHEDULING FOR CENTRALIZED RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (C-RAN) SYSTEM WITH A CLUSTER OF BASEBAND UNITS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system to provide wireless service, the system comprising:a baseband controller cluster; and
a plurality of radio points;
wherein the baseband controller cluster and the plurality of radio points implement a base station to provide wireless service to a plurality of user equipment (UEs) using a common cell;
wherein the baseband controller cluster is communicatively coupled to a core network of a wireless service provider, the baseband controller cluster comprising a plurality of baseband controllers;
wherein the radio points are configured to transmit and receive radio frequency signals to and from the UEs, each of the radio points associated with at least one antenna and remotely located from the baseband controllers cluster, wherein the plurality of radio points is communicatively coupled to the baseband controller cluster; and
wherein the common cell is divided into a plurality of zones, wherein each of the zones is associated with a respective one of the baseband controllers;
wherein one of the baseband controllers is designated as a cell manager;
wherein the cell manager is configured to, for each UE served by the cell, assign one of the baseband controllers to which that UE is homed, wherein the baseband controller to which each UE is homed does not change as the UE moves throughout the cell;
wherein the cell manager is configured to, for each UE served by the cell, host a respective control-plane connection with a core network such that the home controller for that UE communicates control-plane messages with the core network via the cell manager;
wherein each home controller is configured to, for each UE that the home controller serves as the home controller for, host a respective user-plane connection with the core network so that each home controller communicates user-plane messages with the core network over the respective user-plane connection;
wherein the system is configured to select some of the UEs served by the cell to schedule during each current transmission time interval (TTI);
wherein the system is configured to classify each selected UE into one of the zones as a current zone in which that selected UE is currently located;
wherein the system is configured so that, for each selected UE, the baseband controller assigned to the current zone of that selected UE serves as a scheduling controller for that scheduled UE;
wherein the system is configured to determine, for each selected UE, which radio points in the current simulcast group associated with that selected UE are border radio points located outside of the current zone for that selected UE;
wherein the system is configured to, for each border radio point, determine a split of radio resources of the current TTI for that radio point among the scheduling controllers for the selected UEs that have that border radio point in the current simulcast groups thereof; and
wherein each scheduling controller independently allocates radio resources to the selected UEs for which that scheduling controller serves as the scheduling controller while respecting any splits of radio resources that apply to that controller.

US Pat. No. 10,404,051

PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING A CIRCUIT

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A protective circuit comprising:a terminal,
a reference potential terminal,
a protective structure that is arranged between the terminal and the reference potential terminal and is configured to be conductive in the event of an electrostatic discharge, and
a voltage supply circuit that is operable to deliver, in the event of radiofrequency interference, a control signal to a control input of the protective structure with such a voltage value that conduction of the protective structure is prevented,
wherein the voltage supply circuit comprises a switching matrix having:
a first input that is coupled to the terminal,
a second input, to which a supply voltage is fed, and
an output that is coupled to the control input,
wherein the control signal is generated from the higher of the two voltages applied to the first and the second input.

US Pat. No. 10,402,668

INTERACTIVE METHOD, INTERACTIVE APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An interactive method, comprising:acquiring a piece of user input information, wherein the piece of user input information comprises at least two pieces of biometric feature information and at least one piece of input action information corresponding to the at least two pieces of biometric feature information, wherein the at least one piece of input action information comprises at least one of the following information corresponding to the at least two pieces of biometric feature information: moving track information, movement time information, relative motion information, and relative location information;
determining at least two pieces of content respectively corresponding to the at least two pieces of biometric feature information;
determining inter-content operation information corresponding to the at least one piece of input action information; and
performing an interactive operation corresponding to the inter-content operation information, wherein the interactive operation is associated with the at least two pieces of content.

US Pat. No. 10,405,401

PRECIPITATION SENSING LUMINAIRE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A luminaire comprising:at least one light source arranged to emit light to illuminate an outdoor environment of the luminaire;
at least one sensor, each of the at least one sensor integrated into the luminaire and arranged to provide a respective sensor output signal;
a control module arranged to receive the respective sensor output signal from each of the at least one sensor and configured to communicate with a component of the luminaire based on the respective sensor output signal, wherein the at least one sensor comprises an accelerometer and the respective sensor output signal that is output by the accelerometer is an accelerometer output signal;
a memory storing reference precipitation information, wherein the reference precipitation information comprises a correlation of a plurality of precipitation types with a plurality of frequencies from accelerometer detection signals; and
a precipitation detection module configured to receive the respective sensor output signal from each of the at least one sensor,
wherein the precipitation detection module is configured to convert the accelerometer output signal into a frequency domain waveform and compare the frequency domain waveform to the reference precipitation information,
wherein the precipitation detection module is configured to detect precipitation in the outdoor environment based on said comparison,
wherein the precipitation detection module is configured to control the light emitted from the at least one light source based on said detection.

US Pat. No. 10,404,470

SIGNATURE VERIFICATION OF FIELD-PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY PROGRAMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method implemented by a computing device, the method comprising:obtaining a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) program that is configured to program FPGAs of a host device to provide functionality of a hardware-implementation of a respective program or of a respective device in response to receiving, from a virtual machine, a request requesting the functionality furnished by the FPGAs of the host device;
determining whether the FPGA program is trusted to program the FPGAs without crashing the host device by verifying a digital signature associated with the FPGA program based on a list of FPGA-program providers that are trusted, wherein the list of FPGA-program providers is maintained to make trust determinations;
responsive to a determination that the FPGA program is trusted to program the FPGAs without crashing the host device, loading the FPGA program to program the FPGAs to provide the functionality; and
generating a virtual device to furnish the functionality to the virtual machine by relaying data between the virtual machines and the programmed FPGAs based on a mapping of inputs of the generated virtual device to portions of the FPGAs programmed as inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,404,307

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

20. A device, characterized by comprising a processor and a memory, the memory storing executable instructions, the processor being connected to the memory via a communication bus, and when the device operates, the processor executes the computer executable instructions stored in the memory, so that the device performs operations, comprising: receiving a first wireless signal of a target device in a direction of arrival associated with a transmission path of available transmission paths in an environment; acquiring a historical path quality of the transmission path corresponding to the direction of arrival; in response to the historical path quality being determined to be lower than a threshold selected to reduce radiation exposure to personnel in the environment, prohibiting sending a second wireless signal in a reverse direction of the direction of arrival; and based on the prohibiting, allowing the available transmission paths to converge to a subset of the available transmission paths that reduce the radiation exposure to the personnel in the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,401,852

TELEOPERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAJECTORY MODIFICATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. An autonomous vehicle comprising:one or more processors;
a communication interface, the communication interface configured to establish a communications link between the autonomous vehicle and one or more other devices or autonomous vehicles;
one or more sensors; and
memory having stored thereon processor-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, configure the autonomous vehicle to perform operations comprising:
obtaining sensor data from at least one of the one or more sensors;
determining, based at least in part on the sensor data, that an event has occurred;
determining, based at least in part on the event, a probability that the autonomous vehicle can continue to navigate to a destination;
determining, an event type of the event;
determining an available bandwidth of the communications link;
transmitting, via the communication interface, based at least in part on the probability being equal to or below a threshold probability and based at least in part on the available bandwidth, a request to a teleoperator, the request including the event type and a representation of the sensor data;
receiving, via the communication interface, a teleoperator command, wherein the teleoperator command is based at least in part on a simulator suggestion, the simulator suggestion indicating that a corresponding teleoperator suggestion run on a simulator mitigates the event, the simulator including a simulated autonomous vehicle encountering a substantially similar representation of the event in a synthetic environment; and
controlling, based at least in part on the teleoperator command, the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,399,747

TOOTHPASTE CAP WITH DENTAL CARE TOOLS

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A toothpaste cap with dental care tools, comprising:a hollow body having a closed upper end, an open lower end and a substantially cylindrical sidewall, wherein an exterior surface of the substantially cylindrical sidewall has a groove formed therein;
a cylindrical retaining member mounted to a lower face of the closed upper end within said hollow body; and
a squeezing member releasably received within the groove formed in the exterior surface of the substantially cylindrical sidewall, whereby said cylindrical retaining member is adapted for releasably receiving and sealing a spout of a squeezable tube dispenser, and the squeezing member is adapted for pressing against the squeezable tube dispenser to selectively manipulate contents thereof;
wherein the squeezing member has a pair of opposed longitudinal ends;
an annular disc mounted within the substantially cylindrical sidewall and mounted about the cylindrical retaining member, the annular disc having at least one opening formed therethrough for removably receiving an at least one cleaning head.

US Pat. No. 10,405,454

STACKABLE SWITCH COOLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A device cooling system, comprising:a first device including:
a first device top wall that defines a first device top wall perimeter vent that is located between a first device perimeter and a first device top wall center portion that is free of venting;
a first device bottom wall that is located opposite the first device from the first device top wall, wherein the first device bottom wall defines a first device bottom wall perimeter vent that is located between the first device perimeter and a first device bottom wall center portion that is free of venting; and
a first device heat producing component that is located between the first device top wall center portion and the first device bottom wall center portion; and
a second device that is positioned in a stacked orientation with the first device, wherein the second device includes:
a second device top wall that defines a second device top wall perimeter vent that is located between a second device perimeter and a second device top wall center portion that is free of venting;
a second device bottom wall that is located opposite the second device from the second device top wall, wherein the second device bottom wall defines a second device bottom wall perimeter vent that is located between the second device perimeter and a second device bottom wall center portion that is free of venting; and
a second device heat producing component that is located between the second device top wall center portion and the second device bottom wall center portion,
wherein, in response to operation of the first device and the second device in the stacked orientation, a perimeter airflow is created by:
drawing first fresh air through the second device bottom wall perimeter vent such that the first fresh air flows in a first airflow perimeter around the second device heat producing component;
heating the first fresh air using the second device heat producing component to provide first heated air;
exhausting the first heated air through the second device top wall perimeter vent;
drawing the first heated air that was exhausted through the second device top wall perimeter vent through a first air gap and the first device bottom wall perimeter vent such that the first heated air flows in a second airflow perimeter around the first device heat producing component;
heating the first heated air using the first device heat producing component to provide second heated air; and
exhausting the second heated air through the first device top wall perimeter vent.

US Pat. No. 10,405,412

USE OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM TO INDICATE APPLICATION STATUS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of interfacing with a lighting system comprising one or more luminaires which provide a first service of emitting illumination into an environment occupied by a user, the method comprising:receiving a first user input signal indicating that the user has performed a first interaction with a user input element of the lighting system;
controlling the illumination emitted by at least one of the luminaires based on the first user input signal;
detecting a notification generated by an application, wherein the application provides the user with a second service other than controlling a lighting system, and the notification is indicative of an event occurring within the second service; in response to the detection of said notification, automatically controlling the lighting system in order to alert the user to said event;
receiving a second user input signal indicating that the user has performed a second interaction with the user input element of the lighting system following said alerting of the user to said event; and
in response to the receipt of the second user input signal, automatically performing an action in relation to the second service by sending a response in relation to the second service,
wherein the automatically performing of said action is conditional on said second interaction or the receipt of said second user input signal occurring within a predetermined window of time following the event or the detection of the notification of the event, and
wherein the second user interaction is the same as the first interaction, but the method comprises refraining from controlling the illumination from any of the luminaires based on the second user input signal, on condition that the second user interaction or the receipt of the second user input second signal occurs within said window of time.

US Pat. No. 10,404,440

METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for providing aperiodic channel state information (CSI) feedback in a network utilizing carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, a scheduling grant command from a base station, the scheduling grant command indicating a data channel on an uplink carrier that is to be used for uplink data communications;
determining, by the user equipment, an index identifying one downlink carrier based on an index identifying the uplink carrier, wherein the index identifying the one downlink carrier is equal to the index identifying the uplink carrier; and
sending, by the user equipment to the base station through the data channel, aperiodic CSI of the one downlink carrier, corresponding to the determined index, of a plurality of downlink carriers configured for the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,405,414

LAMP BYPASS SWITCH

Amico Clinical Solutions ...

1. A lamp assembly comprising:a plurality of light sources;
a source of electrical power;
a source of control signals;
a control element including an normal drive circuitry and an emergency drive circuitry, the normal drive circuitry configured to provide, in accordance with first control signals received from the source of control signals, the electrical power, received from the source of electrical power, to the light sources via light source connectors, the normal drive circuitry including a potentiometer associated with each of the light source connectors; and
a bypass switch configured to, responsive to activation, transmit an override signal to the control element;
wherein the control element is configured to:
receive, from the bypass switch, the override signal;
receive, from the source of control signals, second control signals; and
receive, from the source of electrical power, further electrical power; and,
wherein the emergency drive circuitry is configured to, responsive to receiving the override signal, provide the further electrical power to the light sources via the light source connectors without regard to the second control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,405,071

LOAD MONITORING SYSTEM FOR WASTE RECEPTACLE BASED ON A SPEED OF POWERTRAIN

Rubicon Global Holdings, ...

1. A system for monitoring waste collected by a service vehicle, comprising:a non-transitory memory;
one or more processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to execute instructions to perform operations comprising:
monitoring, by a sensor, a speed of a powertrain coupled to a service vehicle, the powertrain configured to power a lift actuator of the service vehicle;
determining when the service vehicle is at a service stop; and
determining a weight of waste inside a receptacle when the service vehicle is at the service stop based on signals from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,404,908

OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS SUPPORTING DIVERSE OPTICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL FUNCTIONS

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A system for imaging a scene, the system comprising:at least one photodetector array having a first region of pixels and a second region of pixels;
a first phase grating overlying the first region of pixels, the first phase grating and the first region of pixels collectively exhibiting a first impulse response, the first region of pixels to sample first image data modulated by the first phase grating and representing the scene;
a second phase grating overlying the second region of pixels, the second phase grating and the second region of pixels exhibiting a second impulse response different from the first impulse response, the second region of pixels to sample second image data modulated by the second phase grating and representing the scene; and
circuitry to perform a first computational function on the first image data and a second computational function different from the first computational function on the second image data.

US Pat. No. 10,404,626

METHOD FOR RESETTING A PACKET PROCESSING COMPONENT TO AN OPERATIONAL STATE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A network device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories to:
receive traffic associated with one or more services,
wherein the traffic is received by a plurality of packet processing components;
store state information for each of the plurality of packet processing components, while the plurality of packet processing components are receiving the traffic,
wherein the state information for a packet processing component, of the plurality of packet processing components, includes:
state configuration information for the packet processing component, and
internal storage information for the packet processing component, and
wherein the state information is stored using a data structure that is internal to the network device and external to the packet processing component;
detect an error that prevents the packet processing component from processing at least a portion of the traffic; and
execute, based on detecting the error that prevents the packet processing component from processing at least the portion of the traffic, a recovery procedure that uses the state information to reset the packet processing component to an operational state,
wherein the one or more processors, when executing the recovery procedure, are to:
disable the packet processing component,
obtain the state configuration information from the data structure,
restore configuration instructions for the packet processing component using the state configuration information,
obtain the internal storage information from the data structure,
restore register values to a set of internal registers using the internal storage information, and
re-enable the packet processing component.

US Pat. No. 10,404,258

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE HAVING AN INJECTION-LOCKED OSCILLATOR

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A first circuit, wherein the first circuit generates an output clock signal that is used to clock a second circuit, the first circuit comprising:an amplifier to generate an adjusted input clock signal based on an input clock signal;
an injection-locked oscillator (ILO) to generate an ILO output clock signal based on the adjusted input clock signal;
a latch to output the output clock signal based on the ILO output clock signal; and
a control circuit to (1) modify a gain of the amplifier based on power mode information associated with the second circuit, and (2) operate the latch based on enable/disable information associated with the ILO.

US Pat. No. 10,401,549

LIGHT FIXTURES WITH WAVEGUIDES

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a first heat sink;
at least one first light module thermally coupled to the first heat sink;
a second heat sink;
at least one second light module thermally coupled to the second heat sink; and
a curved waveguide comprising:
a first side;
a second side opposite the first side; and
at least one curved portion disposed between the first side and the second side, wherein each of the at least one curved portion is continuous between the first side and the second side, wherein the curved waveguide has a substantially uniform thickness along the first side, through the at least one curved portion, and to the second side,
wherein the at least one first light module is disposed adjacent to the first side and directs light into the curved waveguide through the first side, and
wherein the at least one second light module is disposed adjacent to the second side of the waveguide and directs light into the waveguide through the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,399,835

METHOD FOR INCREASING THE OPERATING STABILITY OF AN INDUSTRIAL TRUCK

Jungheinrich Aktiengesell...

1. A method for operating an industrial truck having an operating element comprising at least one operating lever and a resetting apparatus configured to interact with the at least one operating lever, the method comprising:generating a resetting force that is dependent on a deflection of the least one operating lever;
determining a vehicle variable indicating a tipping moment;
changing the resetting force when a critical value of the vehicle variable exists for the tipping moment of the industrial truck;
increasing the resetting force as the tipping moment increases;
determining the critical value of the vehicle variable and increasing the resetting force by a locking force at a predetermined deflection such that it is impossible to further actuate the at least one operating lever against the locking force;
wherein the resetting force increases as the tipping moment increases.

US Pat. No. 10,405,463

MULTI-ROTOR AERIAL DRONE WITH VAPOR CHAMBER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An aerial drone, comprising:two or more rotors;
an airflow region of the aerial drone;
a processor operative to control the aerial drone; and
a planar vapor chamber including a first portion mounted to the processor and located within sidewalls of a central housing, and a second portion extending from the first portion through the sidewalls of the central housing and protruding from the sidewalls of the central housing into the airflow region of the aerial drone, the airflow region directly located between the two or more rotors.

US Pat. No. 10,405,431

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A flexible printed circuit board comprising:an insulating layer;
a wiring area formed on at least one surface of the insulating layer;
a copper electroplating layer formed on and corresponding to the wiring area, the copper electroplating layer comprising a first portion and a second portion besides the first portion;
a nickel electroplating layer formed on a top surface of at least the first portion facing away from the wiring area, the nickel electroplating layer exposing sidewalls of the first portion;
a cover film formed on the second portion and filling in gaps of the copper electroplating layer; and
a gold chemical-plating layer formed on a top surface of the nickel electroplating layer facing away from the first portion and the sidewalls of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,405,405

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A LOAD DEVICE VIA A POWER LINE BY USING A POWER NEGOTIATION PROTOCOL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An apparatus for controlling a load device, said apparatus comprising:a control unit adapted to use a power negotiation protocol signaling in order to exchange at least one of control and status information with the load device, wherein the power negotiation protocol used to exchange the control or status information is a USB Power Delivery power negotiation protocol; and
a transceiver for transmitting or receiving, only via power supply USB pins, the control or status information to/from the load device over a power line used for supplying power to said load device.

US Pat. No. 10,401,900

USING A STUTTERED CLOCK SIGNAL TO REDUCE SELF-INDUCED VOLTAGE NOISE

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A device that supports operation of a synchronous system, the device comprising:a storage structure to store modification information defining a modified timing signal waveform for the synchronous system, wherein the modified timing signal waveform exhibits a different state over a given period of operation that differs from a normal timing signal waveform; and
control logic,
wherein during normal operation of the synchronous system, the control logic is configured to use the normal timing signal waveform to control operation of the synchronous system; and
wherein during a transient period of time associated with a deterministic event that generates a transient power response characteristic within the transient period of time and causing the system to change from using a first timing signal waveform to using the normal timing signal waveform after the transient period, the control logic is configured to use the modified timing signal waveform, to control the operation of the synchronous system, wherein the modified timing signal waveform exhibits a different speed with respect to the first timing signal waveform and the second timing signal waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,400,296

PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING A STEEL ALLOY FOR RAILWAY COMPONENTS

Amsted Maxion Fundicao e ...

1. A process of manufacturing a steel alloy for railway components, said method comprising the steps of:providing an alloy comprising, in weight percentage, from 0.21 to 0.27 carbon, from 0.80 to 1.20 manganese, from 0.35 to 0.60 silicon, up to 0.02 phosphorus, up to 0.02 sulfur, from 0.55 to 0.65 chromium, from 0.45 to 0.55 molybdenum, from 1.75 to 2.05 nickel, and from 0.005 to 0.030 titanium;
casting the alloy;
normalizing the alloy;
heat treating the alloy; and
tempering the alloy,
wherein the tempering occurs at 400-700° C. for 1-5 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,399,029

DUAL PHASE SAND AND WATER SEPARATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A separator system comprising:a portable trailer having a hitch near the front end and a plurality of wheels to enable transport of the trailer;
a first separator having a body attached to the top of the trailer that accepts waste material and removes gas from the material, the first separator having a diverter plate extending from an inside surface of the body into an interior area of the body and one or more inlet conduits;
the first separator configured to drop the material into a second separator comprising a hopper bin within an inner cavity of the portable trailer;
the diverter plate diverts fluid and gas entering the interior area from the one or more inlet conduits to facilitate gas removal;
a hydraulic arm secured to the first separator, the hydraulic arm is pivotally attached to the portable trailer and configured to elevate the first separator from a horizontal position to a vertical position relative to the portable trailer;
and
an auger screw that removes material from the second separator along an elevated surface;wherein material is cleaned and prepared for disposal.

US Pat. No. 10,405,469

COMPONENT SUPPLYING DEVICE AND COMPONENT SUPPLYING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supplying device which transports a carrier tape that stores components and is covered with a cover tape to a component pick-up position, peels off the cover tape before the component pick-up position, and supplies the stored components to a component mounter, the component supplying device comprising:a detector which detects presence or absence of tension acting on the cover tape that has been peeled off from the carrier tape;
a storage unit which stores the presence or absence of tension which is detected by the detector; and
a determination unit which determines a processing operation performed when power which is supplied to the component supplying device is reintroduced,
wherein the determination unit compares presence or absence of tension that is stored when power is turned off with the presence or absence of tension detected when power is reintroduced, and
wherein the determination unit determines the processing operation based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,405,466

POWER-MODULE ASSEMBLY WITH ENDCAP

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of modular assembly comprising:assembling same first and second power-module assemblies that each include a stack of power stages and a manifold;
attaching a first endcap, having manifold cavities and inlet and outlet ports, to the first power-module assembly; and
attaching a second endcap, having manifold cavities and inlet and outlet ports, to the second power-module assembly, wherein the inlet and outlet ports have different placements on the first and second endcaps.

US Pat. No. 10,405,439

DISPLAY PANEL ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A display panel assembly, comprising:a support comprising a bottom wall and a side wall bent from the bottom wall, a thickness of the side wall being less than a thickness of the bottom wall to form the support;
a display panel fixed to the bottom wall of the support;
a cover plate disposed on the display panel, the cover plate including a top surface facing away from the display panel, a bottom surface opposite the top surface and facing the display panel; and
a decorative ring disposed on a top end of the side wall of the support away from the bottom wall of the support and joined to a side of the cover plate, the side of the cover plate located between the top surface and the bottom surface;
wherein an inner wall of the decorative ring comprises a first joining surface, which extends beyond the side wall of the support and joins the decorative ring to the side of the cover plate;
wherein an innermost wall of the side wall of the support is offset from an outermost wall of the display panel to define a gap;
wherein the gap lies between a first plane, located along the innermost wall of the side wall of the support, and a second plane, located along the outermost wall of the display panel, the first joining surface lying between the first plane and the second plane;
wherein the side of the cover plate comprises a second joining surface opposite to the first joining surface, the first joining surface and the second joining surface are inclined with respect to the side wall of the support.

US Pat. No. 10,405,397

ILLUMINATION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUALLY ADJUSTING AUTOMATED CHANGES IN EXTERIOR DAYLIGHT AMONG SELECT GROUPS OF ILLUMINATION DEVICES PLACED IN VARIOUS ROOMS OF A STRUCTURE

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) illumination devices grouped into a plurality of groups among rooms of a structure, wherein a first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices is within a first room of the structure;
a driver circuit coupled to each of the plurality of LED illumination devices, wherein a first driver circuit is coupled to each one of the first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices for automatically changing a color temperature output from only the first group of the plurality of LED illumination devices as a function of a time of day, separate and apart from the other groups of the plurality of LED illumination devices;
a first control module coupled to the first driver circuit, wherein said first control module comprises:
a first controller coupled to receive a change in intensity value from a remote controller that is remote from the first controller and wirelessly or wired connected to the first controller, and wherein the first controller is coupled to receive a change in intensity value and, in response thereto, to produce a change in the color temperature output exclusive to only the first group of LED illumination devices during a first time of day relative to a second time of day.

US Pat. No. 10,405,383

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT, A LIGHTING CONTROL CIRCUIT AND A LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting control circuit for controlling a lighting arrangement comprising a plurality of strings connected in parallel with each other, the plurality of strings comprising a first string and a second string, the first string comprising a first light source, the second string comprising a second light source and a disable switch, the second light source being connected in series with the disable switch, the first light source and the second light source having different color points, the lighting control circuit comprising:a current driver for delivering a required average output current (Iconverter) to the lighting arrangement, the current driver having an input for receiving a current driver setting (PWM_current_setpoint) to deliver a required output to the lighting arrangement;
a controller comprising an external input for deriving a desired output color and/or a desired dimming level, and being arranged for:
controlling the disable switch by translating the desired output color into a required duty cycle of the disable switch (PWM_dimtone) to obtain different colors;
linearly scaling the duty cycle of the disable switch (PWM_dimtone) based on the desired dimming level;
determining the required average output current (Iconverter) based on the scaled duty cycle of the disable switch (PWM_dimtone);
determining an average output voltage required across the plurality of strings (Vav); and
determining the current driver setting (PWM_current_setpoint) based on the determined required average output current (Iconverter) and the determined average output voltage (Vav).

US Pat. No. 10,404,313

LOW NOISE AMPLIFIERS WITH OUTPUT LIMITING

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. A radio frequency (RF) communication system with controllable downstream circuit protection, the RF communication system comprising:a low noise amplifier (LNA) configured to amplify an RF input signal to generate an RF output signal; and
a downstream circuit configured to receive the RF output signal from the LNA,
wherein the LNA comprises a controllable output limiter configured to limit the RF output signal from the LNA with a controllable amount of output limiting; and
wherein the controllable output limiter comprises one or more diodes configured to provide rectification to the RF output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,404,308

MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA MANAGEMENT

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A mobile electronic communications device having millimeter wave antenna management, the mobile electronic communications device comprising:a plurality of mm-wave antennas on the device, including a first mm-wave antenna and one or more other mm-wave antennas;
a sensor array associated with the first mm-wave antenna, the sensor array including at least a thermal sensor;
a mm-wave transceiver configured to transmit via enabled ones the plurality of mm-wave antennas; and
a processor configured to determine via the sensor array whether a human presence exists within a predetermined sense distance of the first mm-wave antenna and whether any of the one or more other mm-wave antennas on the device are enabled, and to selectively enable and disable the first mm-wave antenna based on whether a human presence exists within the predetermined sense distance of sensor array and whether any of the one or more other mm-wave antennas on the device are enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,404,272

ENTROPY ENCODING AND DECODING SCHEME

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. An apparatus for decoding comprising:a symbol decoder configured to:
obtain, based on codewords from a data stream, a first sequence of source symbols and a second sequence of source symbols, wherein source symbols of the first and second sequences are related to level values of transform coefficients of a transform coefficient block, wherein the symbol decoder is configured to obtain a source symbol of the first sequence using arithmetic context-based entropy coding and a source symbol of the second sequence using Exp-Golomb coding; and
a composer configured to:
compose a sequence of syntax elements having a value range which is sub-divided into a plurality of disjoint portions by, for each syntax element:
obtaining a set of source symbols from the first and second sequences based on a portion of the plurality of disjoint portions associated with the syntax element, and
combining values of the source symbols of the set to determine the value of the syntax element.

US Pat. No. 10,404,264

METHOD OF PERFORMING ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. A method of performing analog-to-digital conversion using a successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC), comprising:performing bit trials, using a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuit of the SAR ADC, to convert a first sample of an analog input signal into an N-bit digital output;
before performing bit trials on a second sample of the analog input signal, comparing the N-bit digital output with a first range, the first range based on the N-bit digital output;
in response to determining that the N-bit digital output is outside the first range, preloading M bits of the N-bit digital output from the first sample plus an offset onto the DAC circuit; and
performing bit trials on a second sample to determine the bits remaining.

US Pat. No. 10,400,981

LIGHTING DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A lighting device for a vehicle comprising:a first lighting part arranged on a stationary body part of the vehicle;
a second lighting part arranged on a movable body part of the vehicle; and
a gap in a vehicle width direction between the first lighting part and the second lighting part;
wherein the first lighting part includes a first reflector and the second lighting part includes a second reflector, the first reflector located forward of the second reflector in a vehicle forward-rearward direction, and the gap is rearward of the first reflector in the vehicle forward-rearward direction,
wherein the second reflector is inclined toward one of the first reflector and the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,405,464

ELECTRONIC POWER MODULE, ELECTRONIC ARCHITECTURE COMPRISING SAME, VOLTAGE CONVERTER AND ELECTRIC MACHINE COMPRISING SAME

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An electronic power module configured to be integrated into a voltage converter, the electronic power module comprising:a plane substrate comprising at least one power trace overmoulded at least in part with electrically insulating material; and
an upper face for receiving at least one electronic component so as to be connected electrically to the at least one power trace,
wherein said plane substrate comprises an upper part comprising the at least one power trace and a lower part comprising at least one open cavity, the bottom of the open cavity being formed at least in part by at least one portion of the at least one power trace.

US Pat. No. 10,405,456

OUTDOOR DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING ENHANCED TEMPERATURE STABILITY

HYUNDAI IT CO., LTD., Se...

1. An outdoor display apparatus having enhanced temperature stability comprising:a display panel;
a rear bracket having at least one opening for air circulation that is coupled to the display panel; and
a housing for accommodating the rear bracket coupled to the display panel, being coupled to a transparent optical member disposed on a front surface of the display panel and having at least one inlet through which external air is introduced and at least one outlet through which internal air is discharged,
wherein:
the inlet is formed at a lower portion of a rear surface of the housing,
the outlet is formed at an upper portion of a rear surface of the housing, and
air flows through a first clearance space existing between the front surface of the display panel and the transparent optical member, a second clearance space existing between the rear surface of the display panel and the rear bracket having the opening for air circulation, and a third clearance space existing between the rear bracket having the opening for air circulation and the housing, and
wherein, in a circulation mode for circulating internal heat,
an inlet fan formed at a lower portion of the rear bracket to correspond to the inlet formed in the housing operates and a discharge fan formed at an upper portion of the rear bracket to correspond to the outlet formed in the housing stops its operation,
the internal airflows are branched into the first clearance space and the second clearance space,
the airflows branched into the first clearance space rise while absorbing the heat in the first clearance space and move to the third clearance space to descend while absorbing the heat in the third clearance space, and then re-branch into the first clearance space and the second clearance space, respectively, and
the airflows branched into the second clearance space rise while absorbing the heat in the second clearance space and move through the opening formed in the rear bracket to descend in the third clearance space while absorbing heat in the third clearance space, and then re-branch into the first clearance space and the second clearance space, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,405,436

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY MODULE BONDING METHOD

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A bonding method of a flexible display module, the flexible display module comprising a flexible display panel having a first bonding area and an integrated driving circuit having a second bonding area, the bonding method comprising:attaching, through a colloid, a transfer plate to a surface of the flexible display panel which is away from the first bonding area;
solidifying the colloid facing the first bonding area to form a fixed portion;
flattening the transfer plate to flatten the first bonding area through the fixed portion;
aligning the second bonding area with the first bonding area;
pre-laminating the first bonding area and the second bonding area at a first temperature;
breaking the fixed portion, and separating the flexible display panel and the transfer plate;
flattening the flexible display panel; and
laminating the first bonding area and the second bonding area at a second temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,405,385

ELIMINATING FLICKER AT LIGHT LOAD FOR DRIVER COMPATIBLE WITH NAFTA DIM ECG

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. An electronic driver for transforming an input voltage provided by an electrical ballast into an operating voltage for an LED lighting module, the electronic driver comprising:an input for connecting the electrical ballast to the electronic driver;
an output for connecting the LED lighting module to the electronic driver; and
a bypass circuit, wherein the bypass circuit is:
connected in parallel to the output when a low input voltage is provided at the input, wherein the low input voltage corresponds to a voltage during at least one of a preheating stage and a dimming stage of the electrical ballast, and
disconnected from the output when a high input voltage is provided at the input, wherein the high input voltage corresponds to a regular operation voltage of the LED lighting module;
wherein the electronic driver exhibits a hysteresis in operation, wherein the hysteresis is provided by the bypass circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,403,728

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES HAVING FIELD ELECTRODE TRENCHES

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
needle-shaped trenches in the semiconductor substrate, each needle-shaped trench including a field electrode electrically insulated from the semiconductor substrate;
source doping regions and body doping regions of a transistor arrangement in the semiconductor substrate between neighboring ones of the needle-shaped trenches;
gate trenches extending through the source doping regions and the body doping regions;
a first insulation layer above the semiconductor substrate;
an etch stop layer on the first insulation layer, the etch stop layer being etchable selective to the first insulation layer;
a second insulation layer on the etch stop layer; and
an electrically conductive material on the second insulation layer,
wherein the electrically conductive material contacts the field electrodes, the source doping regions and the body doping regions through openings which extend through the second insulation layer, the etch stop layer and the first insulation layer,
wherein islands of the electrically conductive material are surrounded by portions of the second insulation layer above the gate trenches.

US Pat. No. 10,402,689

GENERATING AN IMAGE MASK USING MACHINE LEARNING

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method comprising:generating, using one or more processors of a user device, a plurality of images, each of the plurality of images comprising a plurality of pixels;
generating, by the one or more processors, keyframe mask data for keyframes of the plurality of images using a machine learning scheme, the keyframe mask data assigning pixels from the plurality of pixels to a plurality of segments, each segment from the plurality of segments describing a type of image feature area depicted in the plurality of images;
generating, by the one or more processors, non-keyframe mask data for non-keyframes of the plurality of images by, for a given non-keyframe, applying a guided filter to the given non-keyframe and a preceding keyframe mask, the preceding keyframe mask generated by the machine learning scheme from a keyframe that precedes the given non-keyframe in the plurality of images;
generating, by the one or more processors, a plurality of modified images by applying a visual effect to pixels in the plurality of images that correspond to a specified segment from the plurality of segments; and
storing, by the one or more processors, the plurality of modified images in memory of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,401,478

DETECTING PRESENCE, SIZE, AND DIRECTION OF MOTION OF AN OBJECT USING RADIO-FREQUENCY TECHNIQUES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An object-detection method comprising:selecting, using a mobile device that includes multiple antenna, a first emission pattern of a first radio frequency (RF) beam for detecting a presence of an object;
selecting, using the mobile device, a first antenna from the multiple antenna to use to transmit the first RF beam, the first antenna being re-purposed from a primary purpose associated with wireless communications with another device to a secondary purpose associated with transmitting or receiving the first RF beam;
transmitting the first RF beam via at least the first antenna;
receiving, using the mobile device, a first reflected radiation signal from the object, the first reflected radiation signal based, at least in part, on the first RF beam;
processing, using the mobile device, the first reflected radiation signal effective to determine the presence of the object;
determining, using the mobile device, a second emission pattern for a second RF beam in a different frequency band than the first RF beam, the second emission pattern based, at least in part, on the presence of the object;
identifying, using the mobile device, a second RF antenna of the plurality of RF antenna to use for transmitting the second RF beam based, at least in part, on the different frequency band;
transmitting, using the mobile device, the second RF beam by replacing the first RF antenna with the second RF antenna to transmit the second RF beam;
receiving, using the mobile device, a second reflected radiation signal from the object, the second reflected radiation signal based, at least in part, on the second RF beam;
processing, using the mobile device, the second reflected radiation signal effective to determine one or more characteristics of the object; and
automatically executing, using the mobile device, at least one action based on the one or more determined characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,401,053

FAN BRACKET FOR A PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A portable dehumidifier, comprising:two wheels;
a cabinet comprising:
a desiccant compartment having a first height and comprising a removable cassette assembly, the removable cassette assembly comprising a desiccant that is configured to rotate;
a process airflow inlet;
a process airflow outlet;
a reactivation airflow inlet located at least partially between the two wheels; and
a reactivation airflow outlet located at least partially within the desiccant compartment;
a plenum located at least partially within the desiccant compartment, the plenum having a second height that is less than the first height;
a first fan configured to generate a process airflow that flows through a first portion of the desiccant in order to provide dehumidification, the process airflow entering the cabinet through the process airflow inlet and exiting the cabinet through the process airflow outlet;
a second fan configured to generate a reactivation airflow that flows through a second portion of the desiccant and into the plenum in order to dry the desiccant, the reactivation airflow entering the cabinet through the reactivation airflow inlet and exiting the cabinet from the plenum through the reactivation airflow outlet; and
a bracket configured to mount the first fan within the cabinet, the bracket comprising:
a first portion coupled to the first fan, the first portion configured to support weight of the first fan when the portable dehumidifier is in an upright position; and
a support member coupled to the first portion and a side of the cabinet, the support member configured to support weight of the first fan when the portable dehumidifier is in a horizontal position.

US Pat. No. 10,405,450

HIGH POWER MULTILAYER MODULE HAVING LOW INDUCTANCE AND FAST SWITCHING FOR PARALLELING POWER DEVICES

Cree Fayetteville, Inc., ...

1. A power module, comprising: at least one power substrate; a plurality of power devices electrically connected to the at least one power substrate; the at least one power substrate extending in a width direction and a length direction; a first set of the plurality of power devices arranged in a first row on the at least one power substrate along the width direction; a second set of the plurality of power devices arranged in a second row on the at least one power substrate along the width direction, the first row being positioned at a different position along the length direction of the at least one power substrate then the second row; and a plurality of terminals, each of the plurality of terminals extending in the width direction and the length direction of the at least one power substrate, and each of the plurality of terminals being positioned at a different position along the length direction of the at least one power substrate, wherein the plurality of power devices and plurality of terminals are configured to increase current sharing by the plurality of power devices, wherein a housing arranged on the at least one power substrate; and an isolation structure on and electrically isolated from the at least one power substrate, wherein one of the plurality of terminals is on the isolation structure; and wherein the isolation structure comprises at least one of the following: an embedded isolation component located in the housing, a secondary power substrate arranged on the at least one power substrate, a film isolation component arranged on the at least one power substrate, and a suspension isolation construction located in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,405,443

ADAPTIVE OPENING FOR AN ELECTRONIC HARDWARE ENCLOSURE

LITEMAX ELECTRONICS INC.,...

1. A hardware structure for an electronic apparatus connected to external devices comprising;an adaptive window opening in a side of the hardware structure;
a terminal disposed within the hardware structure which is accessible through the adaptive window opening;
a moveable element, disposed along the side of the hardware structure, comprising;
at least two, spaced apart, positioning portions whereupon moving the moveable element parallel to the adaptive window opening at least one of the positioning portions is secured at a stationary portion of the hardware structure such that sizing of the adaptive window opening is adjusted to that which is required by an external device while the moveable element occupies any remaining portion of the adaptive window opening.

US Pat. No. 10,405,427

METHOD OF BONDING FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUITS

Flexenable Limited, (GB)...

1. A method for forming electrical connections between a first plurality of electrical conductors and a second plurality of electrical conductors, the method comprising:providing a first cushion on a mount;
disposing a first substrate on the mount wherein a first side of the first substrate is in contact with the first cushion and a second side of the first substrate comprises the first plurality of electrical conductors;
depositing an anisotropic conductive (AC) bonding material on the first plurality of electrical conductors;
aligning a second substrate with the first substrate, wherein a first side of the second substrate comprises the second plurality of electrical conductors, and wherein the second plurality of electrical conductors are aligned with the first plurality of electrical conductors such that the AC bonding material is sandwiched between the first plurality of electrical conductors and the second plurality of electrical conductors;
providing a second cushion on the second substrate;
applying heat and pressure to the second cushion to form an AC bond between the first plurality of electrical conductors and the second plurality of electrical conductors;
wherein the first cushion is formed of a first thermally resistive and elastic material and the second cushion is formed of a second thermally resistive and elastic material to enable substantially uniform pressure and heat to be applied across the first plurality of electrical conductors and the second plurality of electrical conductors when forming the AC bond,
wherein the first and second cushions have identical thickness, wherein the first and second cushions have a thickness of at least 300 ?m, and wherein each of the first thermally resistive and elastic material and the second thermally resistive and elastic material has a thermal conductivity in the range of 0.5 W/mK to 1.5 W/mK, the second substrate has a thickness of less than or equal to 75 ?m,the second substrate is folded behind the first substrate, and an interconnection pitch of both the first plurality of electrical conductors and the second plurality of electrical conductors is less than or equal to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,405,417

PACKAGED MICROELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING USING SINTER ATTACHMENT

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

1. A method of producing a packaged microelectronic component comprising:providing said packaged microelectronic component that includes a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a semiconductor die coupled to said top surface, wherein said substrate comprises a heat sink configured for dissipating heat; and
applying a metal particle-containing material to said bottom surface of said substrate, said metal particle-containing material being configured to sinter to produce a sintered bond layer joining said packaged microelectronic component to a secondary structure, said secondary structure being a printed circuit board (PCB), said PCB including thermal vias extending through it, and wherein said sintered bond layer is configured to join said heat sink with said thermal vias.

US Pat. No. 10,405,413

VISUAL TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A user-operated spotlight system for lighting a performer on a stage; the user-operated spotlight system comprising:a screen configured to display an image of the stage;
a screen cursor positioner operable to move a cursor displayed on the screen, and
a processor connected to the screen, and configured to:
move a plurality of controllable spotlights that are coupled to the processor, wherein the plurality of controllable spotlights moves when a user moves the cursor on the screen; and
calibrate the user-operated spotlight system by linking one or more cursor positions on the image of the stage with one or more corresponding positions on the stage.

US Pat. No. 10,405,398

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PLANT LED LAMPS

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A lighting control system for plant LED lamps, configured to control at least one LED lamp wherein at least one of the LED lamps provides lighting for at least one plant, comprising:a plant growth stage setting module,
a step setting module for respective growth stage,
a spectrum adjusting module for LED lamps in each growth stage and an illumination time adjusting module in each growth stage;
a plant area selection module for selecting or switching different plant growth areas to adjust growth parameters of each plant growth area,
the plant growth stage setting module configured to set a growth stage for certain type of plants,
the step setting module for respective growth stage configured to set a growth stage for each growth stage for different growth stages of the same type of plants,
the spectrum adjusting module in each growth stage configured to adjust and set the spectrum of the LED lamp provided by different growth stages of the same type of plants,
the illumination time adjusting module in each growth stage configured to adjust the time for growing the different growth stages of the same type of plants.

US Pat. No. 10,405,359

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND USABLE ARCHITECTURE DETERMINATION METHOD

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a storage media configured to store support architecture information corresponding to at least one of first and second architectures, wherein the first architecture is configured to establish communication links with a communication equipment via a first base station device and a second base station device separately, while the second architecture is configured to establish communication links with the communication equipment such that a first communication link runs through the first base station device, while a second communication link runs through the first base station device and the second base station device;
a wireless communicator connectible to the first base station device and the second base station device; and
a controller configured to control the wireless communicator to transmit the support architecture information corresponding to the at least one of first and second architectures to at least one of the first and second base station devices,
wherein the wireless communicator communicates with the communication equipment via at least one of the first and second base station devices according to a usable architecture, which is determined based on the support architecture information and a commonly-shared architecture, representing at least one of the first and second architectures, commonly shared by the first and second base station devices,
wherein the terminal device is configured to determine the usable architecture according to one of (i) through (iii):
(i) determine the first architecture when the support architecture information indicates the first architecture while the commonly-shared architecture indicates the first architecture,
(ii) determine the second architecture when the support architecture information indicates the second architecture while the commonly-shared architecture indicates the second architecture on a condition that a maximum transmission rate between the first base station device and the second base station device is above a predetermined threshold, and
(iii) determine either the first architecture or the second architecture depending on a QoS (Quality of Service) of the terminal device when the support architecture information indicates both the first and second architectures while the first and second base station devices commonly share the first and second architectures on the condition that the maximum transmission rate between the first base station device and the second base station device is above the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,405,355

LTE RACH PROCEDURE ENHANCEMENT

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method, comprising:sending a random access channel (RACH) preamble by a user equipment (UE) to a base station in a wireless network;
receiving an uplink (UL) grant from the base station, wherein the UL grant includes a random access preamble identification (RAPID);
receiving one or more Msg3 collision resolution signal from the base station when the Msg3 is not decoded correctly at the base station, wherein the Msg3 collision resolution signal is selected from a signal set comprising a set of demodulation reference signal (DMRS) seeds, a Msg3 ACK for a failed Msg3 decoding at the base station, and a mac-ContentionResolutionTimer termination indicator;
performing one or more Msg3 collision resolution procedures based on the received one or more Msg3 collision resolution signal when the Msg3 was not decoded correctly by the base station, and wherein the Msg3 collision resolution terminates a Msg3 transmission or retransmission before a maximum number of Msg3 retransmission is reached and before an expiration of a mac-ContentionResolutionTimer.

US Pat. No. 10,404,354

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING SPECTRUM UTILIZATION FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

Asia Satellite Telecommun...

1. A satellite payload for satellite communications, the payload comprising:a regional beam antenna operable over a regional band of spectrum, wherein the regional band of spectrum includes a first frequency band and a first polarization;
a narrowband spot beam antenna operable over both (1) a spot beam band of spectrum having different frequencies from the regional band of spectrum, and (2) a portion of the regional band of spectrum wherein the portion includes the first frequency band and the first polarization;
a digital channelizer to route digitized spot beam channels to downlink channels, and wherein the digital channelizer is to dynamically assign one or more digitized spot beam channels to a part of the portion of the regional band of spectrum for downlink transmission by the narrowband spot beam antenna;
a digital-to-analog converter to convert the digitized spot beam channels to analog;
an RF up-converter to up-convert the analog spot beam channels; and
a spot beam spectrum amplifier to amplify the up-converted analog spot beam channels in the spot beam band of spectrum and the portion of the regional band of spectrum,
wherein spectrum includes both frequency and polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,401,049

LAMINAR FLOW DIFFUSER WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING

Price Industries Limited,...

1. An air diffuser with integrated lighting comprising:a. a frame supporting:
i. an air plenum for receiving conditioned air from a source of conditioned air; and
ii. a lower housing, having a peripheral panel, connected to the air plenum for receiving conditioned air from the air plenum;
b. an aperture plate damper mounted below the air plenum to control the flow of conditioned air through the air diffuser;
c. a clear or translucent perforated air diffuser face with openings mounted within the peripheral panel, the perforated air diffuser face forming an air outlet from the lower housing to an occupied space below the air diffuser; and
d. at least one LED lighting strip attached to an inside surface of the peripheral panel above and displaced from the clear or translucent perforated air diffuser face.

US Pat. No. 10,400,971

LIGHTING MODULE WITH DIOPTRIC INTERFACE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor-vehicle lighting module, comprising a semiconductor light source comprising light-emitting rods of submillimeter-sized dimensions, and at least one optic for shaping light rays emitted by the light source, the light source including at least two selectively activatable zones,wherein the optic for shaping the light comprises at least three dioptric interfaces, and each dioptric interface separates media of different refractive indices.

US Pat. No. 10,398,835

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING AN INFUSIBLE FLUID

DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PAR...

1. A method for delivering an infusible fluid through an infusion pump assembly, the method comprising:administering, through processing logic of the infusion pump assembly, a sequential, multi-part, infusion event using the infusion pump assembly, wherein the sequential, multi-part, infusion event includes a plurality of discrete infusion events;
determining, within the processing logic, whether a one-time infusion event is available to be administered; and
if a one-time infusion event is available to be administered, delaying the administration of at least a portion of the plurality of discrete infusion events included within the sequential, multi-part, infusion event through the processing logic; and
administering, through the processing logic, the one-time infusion event using the infusion pump assembly during which the administration of at least the portion of the plurality of discrete infusion events included within the sequential, multi-part infusion event is delayed.

US Pat. No. 10,405,468

SHIELD CASE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Toshiba Client Solutions ...

1. A shield case comprising:a frame configured to surround an electronic component and comprising a contact portion at a top of the frame; and
a cover comprising a side plate and a top plate, a groove being formed at a peripheral portion of the top plate, wherein the side plate is outside the frame and the groove contacts the contact portion when the cover is engaged with the frame, and the groove is formed along a whole peripheral portion of the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,405,452

RACK COVER ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM

Level 3 Communications, L...

11. A system for blocking slots in a rack comprising:an upper cover assembly for covering an upper slot in the rack and comprising a first upper side cover and a second upper side cover, the first upper side cover coupling to a first portion of the upper slot in the rack, the second upper side cover coupling to a second portion of the upper slot in the rack, the first upper side cover comprising a first upper side flexible rectangular sheet and a first upper tensioner coupled to the first upper side flexible rectangular sheet, the first upper side flexible rectangular sheet configured to extend and retract from the first portion of the rack, the first upper tensioner exerting a first retraction force that tensions the first upper side flexible rectangular sheet when the first upper side flexible rectangular sheet is extended to cover the first portion of the upper slot in the rack, the second upper side cover comprising a second upper side flexible rectangular sheet and a second upper tensioner coupled to the second upper side flexible rectangular sheet, the second upper side flexible rectangular sheet configured to extend and retract from the second portion of the rack, the second upper tensioner exerting a second retraction force that tensions the second upper side flexible rectangular sheet when the second upper side flexible rectangular sheet is extended to cover the second portion of the upper slot in the rack, the first upper side flexible rectangular sheet and the second upper side flexible rectangular sheet configured to couple to each other when in a first extended state so as to cover the upper slot, and
a lower cover assembly for covering a lower slot in the rack, the lower slot being immediately below the upper slot, the lower cover assembly comprising a first lower side cover and a second lower side cover, the first lower side cover coupling to the first portion of the lower slot in the rack, the second lower side cover coupling to the second portion of the lower slot in the rack, the first lower side cover comprising a first lower side flexible rectangular sheet and a first lower tensioner coupled to the first lower side flexible rectangular sheet, the first lower side flexible rectangular sheet configured to extend and retract from the first portion of the rack, the first lower tensioner exerting a third retraction force that tensions the first lower side flexible rectangular sheet when the first lower side flexible rectangular sheet is extended to cover the first portion of the lower slot in the rack, the second lower side cover comprising a second lower side flexible rectangular sheet and a second lower tensioner coupled to the second lower side flexible rectangular sheet, the second lower side flexible rectangular sheet configured to extend and retract from the second portion of the rack, the second lower tensioner exerting a fourth retraction force that tensions the second lower side flexible rectangular sheet when the second lower side flexible rectangular sheet is extended to cover the second portion of the lower slot in the rack, the first lower side flexible rectangular sheet and the second lower side flexible rectangular sheet configured to couple to each other when in a second extended state so as to cover the lower slot.

US Pat. No. 10,405,446

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including:
a first region,
a second region, and
a step boundary area formed between the first region and second region;
a cover;
a display panel disposed between the first region and the cover;
a first seal member disposed between the first region and the display panel;
a second seal member disposed between the second region and the cover; and
a third seal member disposed at least a portion of a space which is defined by the display panel, the cover, and the step boundary area,
wherein the housing further includes a through hole through which a semisolid or liquid material is inserted in at least a portion of the space to form the third seal member, and
wherein the first region and the second region are positioned at different distances relative to the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,405,432

STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS FOR DENTISTRY APPLICATIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A method for producing a stretchable conductor and/or electrical connection comprisingproviding a stretchable substrate, a liquid metal, a conductive metal and an adhesion material in a same evaporator chamber;
depositing the liquid metal;
depositing the adhesion material;
depositing the conductive metal;
wherein
the liquid metal, the conductive metal and the adhesion material are deposited by evaporation in vacuum;
the liquid metal, the conductive metal and the adhesion material are deposited at different deposition rates, which are variable during the process; and
said adhesion material, said conductive metal and said liquid metal are deposited under the form of layers or combine each other to form a conductive layer on the stretchable substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,405,425

SURFACE MOUNT TECHNOLOGY (SMT) PAD DESIGN WITH DIFFERENTIAL CONTACT STRIPS HAVING CONVERGING NARROWING DISTAL ENDS THAT FACILITATE HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION

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

1. A circuit board assembly of an information handling system (IHS), the circuit board assembly comprising:a circuit board substrate having a nonconductive surface;
a surface mount technology (SMT) pad structure comprising:
one or more landing pads formed on an exposed surface of the circuit board substrate and having a mounting area that is longitudinally sized to receive an SMT connector pin of a surface mount device (SMD) within a placement tolerance, each landing pad comprising:
an adjacent pair of differential contact strips plated to the nonconductive surface and longitudinally extending in parallel alignment, the differential contact strips having converging narrowing of each strip at a distal end and having a proximal signal trace for conducting a high-speed communication signal to another functional component attached to the circuit board substrate, wherein a longitudinal length of a converging narrowing portion of each strip of the pair of differential contact strips is within a range of 30-50% of a total longitudinal length of the respective landing pad; and
a return current strip that is longitudinally aligned adjacent to the pair of differential contact strips and connected to a ground plane of the circuit board substrate, the converging narrowing of the adjacent differential contact strip increasing separation of a distal end of the adjacent differential contact strip from the return current strip, the increased separation reducing coupling with the return current strip and consequently improving signal integrity by reducing fringe effects, increasing impedance, and quenching resonance to support high speed communication signals passing through the SMT landing pad at next generation speeds of greater than 12 Gigabytes per second; and
the surface mount device (SMD) having one or more connector pins that correspond to and are attached to the one or more landing pads to conduct high-speed communication signals.

US Pat. No. 10,405,423

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A multi-layer circuit board, comprising:a first circuit board, having:
a first conductor layer mounted on a surface of the first circuit board;
multiple conducting blocks mounted on the surface of the first circuit board and electrically connected to the first conductor layer;
a second circuit board, having:
a first surface facing the first circuit board; and
a second conductor layer mounted on the first surface of the second circuit board; multiple conducting recesses formed in the first surface of the second circuit board, electrically connected to the second conductor layer, and corresponding to the respective conducting blocks; and
an insulating layer mounted between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer;
wherein the second circuit board is on the surface of the first circuit board, the multiple conducting blocks are respectively mounted in the multiple conducting recesses to electrically connect the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer;
wherein the insulating layer is disposed between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer rather than between the multiple conducting blocks and the multiple conducting recesses;
wherein two surfaces of the insulating layer are respectively in contact with the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer,
wherein each conducting recess has a conducting layer formed thereon and electrically connected to the second conductor layer;
wherein each conducting layer has:
a connection layer made from copper; and
a sheathing layer made from one of gold and a gold alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,405,406

LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH COMMUNICATIONS MODULE AND ANTENNA

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. A LED lighting device comprising:at least one LED operable to emit light for general illumination when powered through an electrical path;
a driver module in the electrical path for providing power to the at least one LED;
an electronics housing retaining the driver module;
a communications module for enabling wireless communication to and/or from the LED lighting device, wherein the communications module is retained in the electronics housing;
an antenna operatively coupled to the communications module for receiving and/or transmitting a wireless signal, the antenna comprising a slot in the electronics housing.

US Pat. No. 10,405,392

DIMMER MULTI-FIRE TO INCREASE DIRECT AC LED DEVICE EFFICIENCY

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A direct AC LED lighting device, comprising:a bleeder circuit;
an LED controller configured to switch on the bleeder circuit prior to an initial rising edge for a post diode bridge voltage and configured to switch off the bleeder circuit for a delay period responsive to the initial rising edge for the post diode bridge voltage to force a TRIAC in a leading edge dimmer to reset and no longer conduct current, wherein the LED controller is further configured to again switch on the bleeder circuit for a discharge period prior to the post diode bridge voltage equaling an LED threshold voltage to discharge the post diode bridge voltage, wherein the discharge period has a duration sufficient to trigger a conduction of current in the TRIAC to cause the post diode bridge voltage to have a second rising edge, the controller being further configured to switch off the bleeder circuit at a termination of the discharge period.

US Pat. No. 10,405,388

VARIABLE-BEAM LIGHT SOURCE WITH MIXING CHAMBER

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A light device for producing an output light beam, comprising:a first end;
a second end;
a longitudinal axis extending therebetween;
a light source assembly comprising a plurality of light sources arranged at the first end of the light device and configured to emit light towards the second end and parallel with the longitudinal axis;
a substrate upon which the light source assembly is disposed, the substrate and the light source assembly forming a first surface;
a chamber for mixing light emitted from the light source assembly, the chamber comprising a second surface that is located substantially at a focus of the reflecting optic;
a concave reflecting optic for redirecting light exiting the chamber and emitted onto the optic, the redirected light forming an output light beam, the chamber positioned between the light source assembly and the concave reflecting optic, wherein the concave reflecting optic comprises a series of adjacent parabolic segments each having a different aiming angle; and
driver circuitry for controlling drive currents to respective ones of the plurality of light sources individually or in groups thereof to thereby variably control a divergence of the output light beam, the output light beam exiting the second end of the light device.

US Pat. No. 10,405,380

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HEATING USING RF ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating an object by applying to the object radio frequency (RF) energy at a plurality of modulation space elements, the method comprising:determining, for each of the plurality of modulation space elements, a value indicative of energy absorbable by the object; and
applying RF energy to the object based on the values respectively determined for the plurality of modulation space elements, including:
providing a first energy absorption threshold; and
avoiding applying RF energy at one or more of the plurality of modulation space elements, wherein the one or more values respectively determined for the one or more of the plurality of modulation space elements are above the provided first energy absorption threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,405,378

HIGH FREQUENCY POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH CLOSELY REGULATED OUTPUT FOR HEATING A WORKPIECE

THERMATOOL CORP., East H...

1. A high frequency electrical heating system for a heating of a portion or a portions of a metal part or parts as the portion or the portions of the metal part or parts are advanced, the high frequency electrical heating system comprising:a solid state electrical inverter having an inverter output leads for providing a high frequency electrical power, a magnitude and a frequency of the high frequency electrical power dependent upon an impedance of a load connected to the solid state electrical inverter, the load comprising a means for causing an electrical heating current to flow in the portion or the portions of the metal part or parts while advancing the metal part or parts; and
a load matching and frequency control apparatus connected to the inverter output leads and to the means for causing the electrical heating current to flow in the portion or the portions, the load matching and frequency control apparatus comprising:
a first pair of variable reactors electrically connected in series in the inverter output leads and the load and a second pair of variable reactors electrically connected in parallel with the inverter output leads, each of the first pair of variable reactors and each of the second pair of variable reactors producing a variable energy fields when electrically energized, the variable energy fields and the first and the second pairs of variable reactors, being variable in reactance, by a variable energy field varying means adjacent thereto and movable with respect thereto; and
at least one capacitor electrically connected to the inverter output leads and the load.

US Pat. No. 10,405,376

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

Semes Co., Ltd., Chungch...

1. A method for treating a substrate, the method comprising:uniformly heating the substrate supported by a support unit by means of a plurality of heaters respectively installed in a plurality of zones of the support unit, the uniformly heating including,
heating the plurality of heaters in a first mode until the plurality of zones reach a target temperature, the first mode being a mode in which the plurality of heaters are provided with powers different from each other, and
heating the plurality of heaters in a second mode different from the first mode after the plurality of zones reach the target temperature,
wherein the plurality of heaters includes a first heater having a lowermost temperature-rising rate and the other heaters, and the heating the plurality of heaters to be in the first mode including (1) setting a first power to be provided to the first heater and (2) setting second powers applied to the other heaters to limit temperature-rising rates thereof,
the heating the plurality of heaters in the first mode includes heating the plurality of heaters using a feed forward method, and
the heating the plurality of heaters in the second mode includes heating the plurality of heaters using a proportional integral derivative (PID) controller.

US Pat. No. 10,405,369

SLAVE BLUETOOTH DEVICE SWITCHING BETWEEN ACTIVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIONS WITH DIFFERENT MASTER BLUETOOTH DEVICES

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A slave Bluetooth device comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory connected to the at least one processor and storing program code that is executed by the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
establishing a first connection with a first master Bluetooth device that operates in a master mode, wherein the slave Bluetooth device operates in a slave mode when communicating through the first connection with the first master Bluetooth device;
communicating a first connection parameter update request packet containing a first timeout value through the first connection toward the first master Bluetooth device; and
establishing a second connection with a second master Bluetooth device that operates in a master mode, wherein the slave Bluetooth device operates in the slave mode when communicating through the second connection with the second master Bluetooth device;
communicating a second connection parameter update request packet containing a second timeout value through the second connection toward the second master Bluetooth device; and
alternating during non-overlapping time slots between at least: 1) monitoring the first connection for traffic transmitted by the first master Bluetooth device while not monitoring the second connection; and 2) monitoring the second connection for traffic transmitted by the second master Bluetooth device while not monitoring the first connection; and
controlling a rate at which the alternating is performed based on at least one of the first timeout value and the second timeout value.

US Pat. No. 10,405,368

CELLULAR DUAL CONNECTIVITY SETUP

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

1. A telecommunication device, comprising:a first radio;
a second radio;
one or more processors;
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform actions comprising:
establishing a primary radio transmission uplink in a first radio frequency band using the first radio;
receiving a request for a secondary radio transmission uplink in a second radio frequency band;
determining whether the telecommunication device supports concurrent radio transmissions in the first and second radio frequency bands by the first and second radios, respectively;
determining a decreased amount of receiver sensitivity, of at least one of the first and second radios, that would result from concurrent transmissions in the first and second radio frequency bands by the first and second radios; and
in response to determining that the telecommunication device does not support concurrent transmissions in the first and second radio frequency bands by the first and second radios: (a) sending a refusal of the request for a secondary radio transmission uplink and (b) sending a sensitivity parameter that is based at least in part on the decreased amount of receiver sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,405,362

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A display device which can be connected to an external device via a network, the display device comprising:a hardware communication interface that communicates with the external device, and
a hardware display unit that displays an image based on image data received from the external device by the hardware communication interface,
wherein the hardware display unit displays:
(1) in a case where no connection has been established between the display device and another external device, a presentation image to inform a user that the display device can be connected to the external device by either a first connection method or a second connection method which is different from the first connection method;
(2) in a case where a connection has been established between the display device and another external device by the first connection method, a presentation image to inform the user that the display device can be connected to the external device by the first connection method but not by the second connection method; and
(3) in a case where a connection has been established between the display device and another external device by the second connection method, a presentation image to inform the user that the display device can be connected to the external device by the second connection method but not by the first connection method.

US Pat. No. 10,403,493

DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR FORMING MICRO COMPONENT SUPPORT

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A method for forming a micro component support, comprising:forming a first sacrificial layer on a carrier substrate, wherein the first sacrificial layer comprises a plurality of first openings, and the first openings expose the carrier substrate;
forming a first support layer on the first sacrificial layer and in the first openings;
forming a second sacrificial layer on the first sacrificial layer and the first support layer, wherein the second sacrificial layer comprises a plurality of second openings, and the second openings expose the first support layer;
forming a second support layer on the second sacrificial layer and in the second openings; and
removing the first sacrificial layer and the second sacrificial layer after forming a micro component on the second support layer.

US Pat. No. 10,402,977

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR IMPROVING SEGMENTATION PERFORMANCE IN ROAD OBSTACLE DETECTION REQUIRED TO SATISFY LEVEL 4 AND LEVEL 5 OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES USING LAPLACIAN PYRAMID NETWORK AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Stradvision, Inc., Pohan...

1. A learning method for improving a segmentation performance using a learning device, wherein the learning device includes (i) a first to a k-th convolutional layers, which respectively generate a first to a k-th encoded feature maps by applying one or more convolution operations to at least one feature map corresponding to at least one training image, (ii) a k-th to a first deconvolutional layers, which respectively generate a k-th to a first decoded feature maps by applying one or more deconvolution operations to the k-th encoded feature map, (iii) a first to an h-th mask layers respectively corresponding to h convolutional layers among the k convolutional layers, and (iv) a first to an h-th differential layers respectively corresponding to the first to the h-th mask layers, and wherein the h is an integer from 1 to (k?1), comprising steps of:(a) the learning device, if the training image is acquired, instructing the first to the k-th convolutional layers to generate the first to the k-th encoded feature maps through processes of (1) instructing the first to the h-th mask layers to extract one or more edge parts from h encoded feature maps, to be respectively inputted to the first to the h-th mask layers, among the first to the k-th encoded feature maps by acquiring one or more areas in which frequencies of the h encoded feature maps are larger than a predetermined threshold, to thereby generate a first to an h-th bandpass feature maps, and (2) instructing the first to the h-th differential layers to generate a first to an h-th differential feature maps by calculating each difference between each of the h encoded feature maps, to be respectively inputted to the first to the h-th mask layers, and each of the first to the h-th bandpass feature maps, to thereby forward each of the first to the h-th differential feature maps to their corresponding next convolutional layers;
(b) the learning device instructing the k-th to the first deconvolutional layers to sequentially generate the k-th to the first decoded feature maps (i) by using the h-th to the first bandpass feature maps and h decoded feature maps each of which is outputted from each previous deconvolutional layer of each of h deconvolutional layers corresponding to the h-th to the first mask layers and (ii) by using feature maps outputted from each previous layer of each of k-h deconvolutional layers, which do not correspond to the h-th to the first mask layers; and
(c) the learning device backpropagating one or more losses generated by referring to the first decoded feature map and its corresponding at least one GT (ground truth) label image, to thereby adjust one or more parameters of at least part of the first to the k-th deconvolutional layers and the k-th to the first convolutional layers.

US Pat. No. 10,402,719

GENERATING OUTPUT SEQUENCES FROM INPUT SEQUENCES USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:obtaining an input sequence having a first number of inputs arranged according to an input order;
processing each input in the input sequence using an encoder recurrent neural network to generate a respective encoder hidden state for each input in the input sequence; and
generating an output sequence having a second number of outputs arranged according to an output order, each output in the output sequence being selected from the inputs in the input sequence, comprising, for each position in the output order and beginning at an initial position in the output order:
generating, using the encoder hidden states, an attention vector for the position in the output order;
generating, using the attention vector, a softmax output for the position in the output order, wherein the softmax output scores each position in the input order;
determining, using the softmax output, a pointer to a particular position in the input order; and
selecting, as the output for the position in the output order, an input from the input sequence that is located at the particular position in the input order identified by the pointer.

US Pat. No. 10,400,996

LED DEVICES FOR OFFSET WIDE BEAM GENERATION

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A light source comprising:a light emitting diode; and
an optic that is disposed adjacent the light emitting diode and that comprises:
a first side oriented to receive light produced by the light emitting diode;
a second side that opposes the first side and that is oriented to emit the light received by the optic via the first side; and
a reflector disposed between the second side and the light emitting diode so as to reflect a portion of the light produced by the light emitting diode, the reflector having a curved shape and extending in an azimuthal angle of approximately 180 degrees about the light emitting diode,
wherein the second side comprises:
a base region that is substantially flat and that meets a bulbous region to form a corner between the bulbous region and the base region, wherein the corner peripherally circumscribes the bulbous region.
US Pat. No. 10,400,235

SINGLE CELL ANALYSIS OF TRANSPOSASE ACCESSIBLE CHROMATIN

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method of generating barcoded nucleic acid fragments, comprising:(a) generating a plurality of partitions, wherein at least a subset of said plurality of partitions comprises: (i) a single biological particle from a plurality of biological particles, wherein said single biological particle comprises template deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules and template ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules; (ii) a plurality of first barcode oligonucleotide molecules comprising a first barcode sequence; (iii) a plurality of transposon end oligonucleotide molecules comprising a transposon end sequence; (iv) a plurality of transposase molecules; (v) a plurality of second barcode oligonucleotide molecules comprising a second barcode sequence and a capture sequence; and (vi) a plurality of reverse transcriptase molecules;
(b) generating a plurality of template DNA fragments by subjecting said subset of said plurality of partitions to conditions sufficient to cause transposition of said transposon end oligonucleotide molecules into said template DNA molecules with the aid of a transposase-nucleic acid complex comprising a transposase molecule of said plurality of transposase molecules and a transposon end oligonucleotide molecule of said plurality of transposon end oligonucleotide molecules;
(c) generating a barcoded DNA fragment using a first barcode oligonucleotide molecule of said plurality of first barcode oligonucleotide molecules and a template DNA fragment of said plurality of template DNA fragments; and
(d) generating a barcoded complementary DNA molecule from said template RNA molecules by reverse transcription using a second barcode oligonucleotide molecule of said plurality of second barcode oligonucleotide molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,405,461

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FAN PERFORMANCE-BASED SCALING OF THERMAL CONTROL PARAMETERS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system comprising:a cooling subsystem for cooling components of an information handling system; and
a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the cooling subsystem and configured to:
receive information regarding a reference performance metric for the cooling subsystem;
based on the reference performance metric, modify at least one thermal control parameter for thermally controlling the information handling system from a baseline setting associated with a hardware configuration of the information handling system; and
thermally control the information handling system in accordance with the at least one thermal control parameter as modified;
wherein the at least one thermal control parameter comprises a system power capping curve for limiting power consumption of the information handling system as a function of temperature, and wherein modifying the system power capping curve comprises applying an offset based on the reference performance metric to a baseline system power capping curve.

US Pat. No. 10,405,451

ZERO-U RACK KEYBOARD AND MONITOR

International Business Ma...

1. A server rack, comprising: a sidewall having at least one fixed rail extending back from a face panel of the sidewall, the face panel extending along a plane oriented perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the at least one fixed rail, the sidewall also having a side panel extending back from the face panel, the side panel being positioned between the at least one fixed rail and an interior of the server rack; an elongated aperture in the face panel of the sidewall; and a retractable terminal configured to extend through the aperture in the face panel of the sidewall on sliding rails configured to slide along the at least one fixed rail in a direction parallel to the sidewall, wherein the retractable terminal includes a display and an input device, the input device being positionable between a deployed position and retracted position, the input device being positioned entirely below the display when the input device is in the deployed position and when the input device is in the retracted position, and wherein a plane extending along the display is oriented vertically, wherein the input device is a keyboard that retracts into a recess positioned along the plane and below the display.

US Pat. No. 10,405,408

LIGHTING COMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A light control and communications gateway, comprising:one or more processors;
a first radio frequency transceiver configured to receive a first communication signal from a LED based illumination device over a lighting control network, the first communication signal including an indication of an operational status of the LED based illumination device; and
a non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to:
receive the indication of the operational status of the LED based illumination device;
determine a summary status value associated with the LED based illumination device based on the operational status of the LED based illumination device; and
communicate the summary status value to a building management system over a building management network.

US Pat. No. 10,405,372

FRAME TRANSMISSION METHOD PERFORMED IN ACCESS POINT, FRAME RECEPTION METHOD PERFORMED IN TERMINAL, AND ACCESS POINT

1. An operation method performed in an access point (AP), the operation method comprising:generating a physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) including a plurality of data units; and
transmitting the PPDU based on an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) manner,
wherein the plurality of data units includes a first data unit for a first station and a second data unit for a second station, the first data unit and the second data unit are multiplexed in a frequency domain, a padding is appended to each of the first data unit and the second data unit so that a length of a first payload including the first data unit is configured to be identical with a length of a second payload including the second data unit, the PPDU includes a signal (SIG) field, and the SIG field includes first identifier of the first station and a second identifier of the second station.

US Pat. No. 10,405,366

COORDINATED BEAMFORMING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for establishing a connection between multiple access points to a mobile device, comprising:communicating over a first wireless connection between a first access point (AP) and a mobile device, wherein:
the first AP has a first coverage area,
the first wireless connection has a first data communication rate, and
the first AP uses a first media access control (MAC) address for the first wireless connection;
receiving a message from the mobile device requesting a wireless connection having a higher data communication rate than the first data communication rate;
identifying a second AP having a second coverage area overlapping with the first coverage area;
determining that the second AP is capable of communicating with the first AP;
sending an instruction to the mobile device to communicate using a second wireless connection associated with a second MAC address, the second wireless connection having a second data communication rate greater than the first data communication rate;
sending, to the mobile device from the first AP using the second connection and the second MAC address, first content data; and
sending, to the mobile device from the second AP using the second connection and the second MAC address, the first content data.

US Pat. No. 10,404,014

STACKING ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH REDUCED CROSSTALK

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulating housing comprising a projecting member and first and second pluralities of channels formed on opposite sidewalls of the projecting member;
a first plurality of conductors comprising contact portions, each of the first plurality of contact portions having a mating end, a contact tail, and a body disposed between the mating end and the contact tail, the body being retained in a respective channel of the first plurality of channels;
a second plurality of conductors comprising contact portions, each of the second plurality of contact portions having a mating end, a contact tail, and a body disposed between the mating end and the contact tail, the body being retained in a respective channel of the second plurality of channels; and
at least one opening formed in the projecting member between the first plurality of channels and the second plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,400,964

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETROFIT MOUNTING AND WIRING SMALL APERTURE RECESSED LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A retrofit LED lighting fixture, comprising:a luminaire housing having an opening, said luminaire housing having a top wall opposite said opening;
said luminaire housing defining an internal cavity;
said luminaire housing having a first side member positioned between said opening and said top wall, said first side member defining at least a portion of an outer side wall of said luminaire housing, said first side member having a junction box aperture;
a junction box containing a power supply, said junction box matingly received and removably retained within said junction box aperture of said luminaire housing, such that the junction box extends through the junction box aperture and at least a portion of said junction box extends beyond an outer perimeter of said top wall;
said junction box having a face plate removably affixed to said junction box by at least one affixation mechanism;
a light engine module removably retained within said internal cavity of said luminaire housing, said light engine module having at least one LED;
a side wall;
a light exit aperture substantially covered by a lens;
a second top wall, a planar support member mounted to said second top wall;
said at least one LED mounted on said planar support member, said planar support member positioned adjacent to said second top wall;
said light engine module having at least one first clip extending into said luminaire housing; and
at least one second clip attached to said luminaire housing, said at least one second clip frictionally engaging and separable from said at least one first clip such that a pulling force (P) will separate said at least one first clip and said at least one second clip.

US Pat. No. 10,398,520

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL SYSTEM

INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERAT...

1. A patient side support system comprising:a base;
a first link coupled to the base at a first rotational joint, the first rotational joint having a rotational axis around which the first rotational joint rotates;
a platform supported by the first link, the platform having a roll axis around which the platform rotates;
a plurality of manipulator assemblies coupled to the platform;
a plurality of instruments, each of the plurality of instruments being coupled to a different one of the plurality of manipulator assemblies, each of the plurality of instruments including a body and a shaft, the shaft extending from the body; and
a rigid guide tube common to the plurality of instruments;
wherein a first part of the shaft of each individual one of the plurality of instruments extends between the body and the rigid guide tube, and a second part of the shaft of each individual one of the plurality of instruments extends through the rigid guide tube;
wherein the rigid guide tube is positioned so that a remote center of motion point of the platform is located on the rigid guide tube, the remote center of motion point being adjacent a location at which the rigid guide tube is configured to enter a patient;
wherein the rotational axis of the first rotational joint is vertically aligned with and extends through the remote center of motion point;
wherein the roll axis of the platform is aligned with and extends through the remote center of motion point; and
wherein the first part of the shaft of one or more of the plurality of instruments being resiliently bent between the body of the one of the plurality of instruments and the rigid guide tube.

US Pat. No. 10,405,470

PART FEEDING DEVICE AND PART MOUNTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A part feeding device which transports a part feeding tape from an upstream side toward a downstream side, and transports the part feeding tape which stores a part in a storage to a part removing position to feed the part stored in the storage to a part mounting apparatus, the part feeding device comprising:a main body in which a transporting passage for guiding the part feeding tape to the part removing position is provided;
a conveyor for transporting the part feeding tape in the transporting passage toward the part removing position to position the storage on the part removing position; and
a part detector for detecting the part stored in the storage in the transporting passage located upstream of the part removing position,
wherein, at a position further upstream than the part detector, the transporting passage includes
a guide surface for guiding a lower surface of the part feeding tape;
a ceiling surface which faces the guide surface and is positioned at a position upwardly apart from the guide surface by a dimension larger than a thickness of the part feeding tape having a maximum thickness to be used in the part feeding device; and
a partial guide surface which supports a lower surface of at least one side portion other than a central portion of the part feeding tape under the ceiling surface of the part detector, and
the partial guide surface includes an approaching portion approaching the ceiling surface in a downstream direction, and a distance between the approaching portion of the partial guide surface and the ceiling surface is decreased from the upstream side toward the downstream side.

US Pat. No. 10,405,455

FAN SPEED-ADJUSTMENT POLICY FOR ENTIRE MACHINE CABINET BY PLACING FAN TABLE ON NODE BMC

INSPUR ELECTRONIC INFORMA...

1. A rack fan speed regulation method based on a fan regulation policy table provided in a node BMC, comprising:providing a fan regulation policy table reflecting a rack fan speed regulation policy in a BMC of each node server, wherein the fan regulation policy table is obtained based on a heat dissipation test and comprises different CPU temperatures and different ambient temperatures;
acquiring, by the node BMC, a parameter reflecting a heat dissipation condition of a node motherboard, wherein the parameter comprises a CPU temperature and an intake vent temperature of the node server;
acquiring, by the node BMC based on the speed regulation policy, a fan duty value of a node corresponding to the node BMC based on the CPU temperature and the intake vent temperature of the node server;
sending, by the node BMC, the fan duty value to a node mid-plane;
selecting, by the node mid-plane, a maximum fan duty value from fan duty values of four nodes connected to the node mid-plane and located on a same layer as the node mid-plane, to obtain a fan duty value of the node mid-plane of the layer;
acquiring, by an RMC, the fan duty value of the node mid-plane of each layer from the node mid-plane; and
acquiring, by the RMC, a maximum fan duty value of node mid-planes in an upper half rack and a maximum fan duty value of node mid-planes in a lower half rack, and separately controlling, by the RMC, a fan rotation speed of a fan window corresponding to nodes of the upper half rack and a fan rotation speed of a fan window corresponding to nodes of the lower half rack through a fan control board, to separately control fans in the upper half rack and fans in the lower half rack.

US Pat. No. 10,405,447

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

INGENICO GROUP, Paris (F...

1. A printed circuit board for a payment terminal, wherein the printed circuit board comprises:a plurality of components comprising components of greater heights and components of smaller heights assembled on said printed circuit board according to heights of said components so that the components of greater heights are situated at a first end of the board and the components of smaller heights are situated at a second end of the board, the heights of the components diminishing gradually from the first end to the second end,
wherein the printed circuit board takes substantially the shape of a rectangle divided into at least one first area and at least one second area, said first area comprising the components whose heights exceed a predetermined threshold height and the second area comprising the components whose heights do not exceed the predetermined threshold height,
wherein said components of the first area are wired connection components and said second area comprises a plurality of SIM card or SAM card connection components,
wherein all of the SIM card or SAM card connection components on the printed circuit board are configured to define a single plane of insertion of SIM cards or SAM cards with a lower half-casing of the payment terminal,
at least one third area comprising the components whose height is situated below a predetermined ceiling height, which is smaller than the predetermined threshold,
a first connector in the third area,
an additional board connected to the first connector in the third area, and
additional SIM card or SAM card connection components mounted on the additional board,
wherein the heights of the SIM card or SAM card connection components of said second area are calculated so that said SIM card or SAM card connection components of said second area have heights substantially identical to heights of the additional SIM card or SAM card connection components that are mounted on the additional board.

US Pat. No. 10,405,445

MEDIA DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR A MARINE ELECTRONICS DEVICE

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A door assembly for a marine electronics device, the door assembly comprising:a door defining a first end and a second end, the door comprising:
a substantially planar surface;
at least one hinge element disposed proximate the first end; and
a finger recess disposed on a peripheral edge of the planar surface of the door at the second end, wherein the finger recess is sized to enable a user to fit at least a portion of a finger therein to enable movement of the door to an open position with respect to the marine electronics device; and
a sealing element disposed in contact with the planar surface of the door, wherein the sealing element comprises;
a substantially planar surface;
a continuous seal ring extending outward away from the planar surface of the sealing element, wherein the continuous seal ring forms a water tight seal about the door when the door is in a closed position with respect to the marine electronics device, and
a deformable tab disposed at the peripheral edge of the planar surface of the sealing element, wherein deformable tab extends outward from the planar surface of the sealing element and fills the finger recess of the door and is movable between a resting position and a deflected position, wherein the deformable tab is biased to the resting position, and wherein movement of the deformable tab to the deflected position enables the user to move the door to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,405,441

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING BUFFERING POSITIONING MECHANISM

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. An electronic device having a buffering positioning mechanism, comprising:a casing, having two inner walls opposite each other;
an internal module, having two outer walls opposite each other, comprising a carrier and a plurality of internal components of the electronic device provided on the carrier, the internal module accommodated in the casing, the internal module fixed to the casing without using any fixing elements; and
at least one buffer member, supporting between at least one of the inner walls and at least one of the outer walls that are opposite each other;
wherein the at least one buffer member supports between one of the inner walls and one of the outer walls that are opposite each other, and one other of the outer walls of the internal module abuts against one other of the inner walls of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,405,434

MOUNTING JIG FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A mounting jig for a semiconductor device, comprising:an insulated circuit board positioning jig having a concave part configured to place an insulated circuit board;
a tubular contact element positioning jig disposed on an upper side of the insulated circuit board, and having a plurality of positioning holes at predetermined positions to insert a plurality of tubular contact elements respectively; and
a tubular contact element press-down jig having a flat plate and a plurality of projections extending from a lower surface of the flat plate,
wherein said plurality of projections further comprises:
a first length from the flat plate on a side closer to an outer circumference of the insulated circuit board, and
a second length from the flat plate inside the outer circumference of the insulated circuit board, wherein the first length is shorter than the second length.

US Pat. No. 10,405,422

COPPER FILM-FORMING AGENT AND METHOD FOR FORMING COPPER FILM

SHIKOKU CHEMICALS CORPORA...

1. A method for forming a copper film, comprising: a coating step of coating on a base material to form a coating film a copper film-forming agent comprising a copper complex composed of a copper formate and an imidazole compound represented by the following formula (I):
in the formula (I), R1 represents a linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 5 carbon atoms, or a linear, branched or cyclic substituent containing a hydrocarbon having from 1 to 5 carbon atoms and an element other than a carbon atom, the element being not bonded to a hydrogen atom, or is bonded to adjacent R2 or R4 to form a heterocyclic ring; and each of R2 to R4 independently represents a hydrogen atom, a linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or a linear, branched or cyclic substituent containing a hydrocarbon having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms and an element other than a carbon atom, the element being not bonded to a hydrogen atom, or is bonded to adjacent R1, R3 or R4 to form a ring or a heterocyclic ring, provided that a total of the carbon atoms contained in R1 to R4 is 5 or less; and
a heating step of heating and burning the coating film at an atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,405,407

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING HIGH-MAST LIGHTING

PHOENIX PRODUCTS, LLC, M...

1. A high-mast lighting system for illuminating a transportation terminal comprising:a plurality of LED lighting units which are organized into predefined illumination zones within the transportation terminal, wherein each of the plurality of LED lighting unit is supported on a pole above a surface within the transportation terminal, and wherein each of the plurality of LED lighting units includes:
an LED light source;
an optical element partially surrounding at least the LED light source, wherein the optical element is selected to illuminate each of the predefined illumination zones within the transportation terminal; and
an individually addressable controller to automatically control brightness level of one or more individual LED lighting units and light beam distribution based at least in part on sensor data; and
a plurality of sensors configured to collect the sensor data relating to (i) one or more characteristics or parameters relating to at least one of the: LED light source, LED lighting unit, high-mast lighting system, a level of lighting in the environment surrounding the lighting system, a level of lighting in each predefined illumination zone within the transportation terminal, and (ii) variable levels of activity and inactivity over selected time intervals in the predefined illumination zones within the transportation terminal,
and a host computer in communication with each individually addressable controller over a wireless network within the transportation terminal, wherein the host computer is coupled to a memory having a set of stored set of instructions to control each of the plurality of individually addressable LED lighting units according to a selected illumination schedule and pattern based at least in part on the activity and inactivity over selected time intervals in the illumination zones within the transportation terminal,
wherein the illumination schedule includes controlling a first group of LED lighting units within the illumination zone to provide illumination during the selected time intervals and a second group of LED lighting units to provide additional illumination according to an anticipated activity within the illumination zone, wherein the illumination schedule can be automatically adjusted or updated.

US Pat. No. 10,405,394

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination system comprising:a light source configured to emit general illumination light and bioactive light having an illuminance higher than an illuminance of the general illumination light;
a controller configured to control a lighting state of the light source; and
a manipulation apparatus including an illuminance adjustment unit for decreasing the illuminance of the light source,
wherein the controller is further configured to execute an intensification mode in which the illuminance of the bioactive light is set by increasing the illuminance of the light source,
wherein the controller is further configured to execute a stationary mode in which the illuminance of the light source is maintained at the illuminance of the bioactive light, and
wherein the controller is further configured to reduce an increase rate of the illuminance of the light source in the intensification mode based on input information of the illuminance adjustment unit.

US Pat. No. 10,405,390

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for a power converter, the system comprising:a first signal generator configured to receive an input signal and output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current that flows through a winding of a power converter;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with a first modulation period for a first input period and a second modulation period for a second input period;
wherein the first signal generator is further configured to:
determine the first modulation period for the first input period;
change the drive signal between a first logic level and a second logic level at a modulation frequency during the first modulation period;
determine the second modulation period for the second input period; and
change the drive signal between the first logic level and the second logic level at the modulation frequency during the second modulation period;
wherein:
a first pulse corresponds to a first pulse width;
a second pulse corresponds to a second pulse width;
the first modulation period corresponds to a first duration; and
the second modulation period corresponds to a second duration.

US Pat. No. 10,405,386

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DRIVING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A light emitting element driving apparatus, comprising:a current source configured to supply a current to each of a plurality of element arrays in which a plurality of light emitting elements are connected in series;
an error amplifier configured to generate an error signal based on a comparison of a first reference voltage with one of the highest voltage among total forward drop voltages of the plurality of element arrays, and a feedback voltage corresponding to a drive voltage supplied to the plurality of element arrays;
a first switch configured to perform an ON/OFF control to apply the feedback voltage to a first input terminal of the error amplifier or not to apply the feedback voltage to the first input terminal;
a second switch configured to perform an ON/OFF control to apply the highest voltage among the total forward drop voltages to a second input terminal of the error amplifier or not to apply the highest voltage to the second input terminal;
a slope voltage generating circuit configured to generate a slope voltage;
a PWM comparator configured to generate a pulse modulation signal having a duty ratio based on the slope voltage and the error signal;
a drive amplifier that is controlled by the pulse modulation signal output from the PWM comparator and drives a switching element configured to supply the drive voltage to the plurality of element arrays; and
a PWM width detector configured to detect a pulse width of the pulse modulation signal,
wherein the PWM width detector outputs a pulse width detection signal having different levels between when the pulse width of the pulse modulation signal is less than a predetermined threshold value and when the pulse width is equal to or greater than the threshold value, and switches ON/OFF of the first switch and the second switch based on the pulse width detection signal wherein the slope voltage generating circuit is controlled by a slope offset adjuster that is turned on or off by the pulse width detection signal, and wherein the DC potential of the slope voltage is adjusted depending on whether the slope offset adjuster is turned on or turned off.

US Pat. No. 10,405,384

DRIVING CIRCUIT USING BUCK CONVERTER CAPABLE OF GENERATING SUFFICIENT VOLTAGE TO POWER A LED CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED AUXILIARY CIRCUITRY IN A NORMAL MODE OF OPERATION, AND INSUFFICIENT TO POWER THE LED CIRCUIT BUT SUFFICIENT TO POWER THE ASSOCIATED AUXILIA

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A circuit, comprising:a voltage converter configured to convert a source voltage to a supply voltage at a first node as a function of a feedback voltage at a feedback node;
a first output path coupled between the first node and a second node; and
feedback circuitry configured:
when the circuit is in a first mode of operation, to couple the second node to the feedback node if a voltage at the second node exceeds a first overvoltage; and
when the circuit is in a second mode of operation, to couple the second node to the feedback node if the voltage at the second node exceeds a second overvoltage less than the first overvoltage; and
impedance circuitry coupled between the first node and a third node and configured to generate an auxiliary supply voltage and an auxiliary ground voltage when the circuit is in both the first and second modes of operation, the auxiliary supply voltage being less than the supply voltage in both the first and second modes of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,405,375

LAMPHEAD PCB WITH FLEXIBLE STANDOFFS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A thermal process structure comprising:a printed circuit board comprising one or more contact points;
a plurality of standoffs having different lengths increased in a radial direction from a center of the printed circuit board to an edge of the printed circuit board, each standoff comprising a radiation source socket and a first adaptor for electrically connecting the standoff to the one or more contact points; and
a plurality of radiation sources having a radiation source base including a second adaptor for electrically connecting to the radiation source-socket.

US Pat. No. 10,405,371

ENHANCED NODE B, USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of user equipment (UE) configurable for connectivity with multiple cell groups entities, the apparatus comprising:memory; and
processing circuitry, configured to:
decode radio-resource control (RRC) signaling from a first cell group associated with a first enhanced node B (eNB), the RRC signaling to configure the UE with a second cell group, the second cell group associated with a secondary eNB, the UE configured to utilize scheduled radio resources of both the first and second cell groups;
decode a first medium-access control (MAC) configuration element received for the first cell group and a second MAC configuration element for the second cell group, the MAC configuration elements to configure the UE for independent discontinuous reception (DRX) operations and independent buffer status reporting operations for each cell group, wherein the first MAC configuration element includes DRX configuration information and buffer status report (BSR) configuration information for the first cell group, and wherein the second MAC configuration element includes DRX configuration information and BSR configuration information for the second cell group;
perform buffer status reporting and DRX operations for the second cell group independently of buffer status reporting and DRX operations for the first cell group, wherein an independent retxBSR-Timer and periodicBSR-Timer are maintained for each of cell group;
configure first uplink data for transmission to the first eNB in accordance with scheduling information received for the first cell group; and
configure second uplink data for transmission to the second eNB in accordance with scheduling information received for the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,405,367

METHODS USED IN USER EQUIPMENT AND ASSOCIATED UES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method used in a User Equipment (UE) for transmitting data to a network side via at least a first connection and at least a second connection, the method comprising:transmitting a first number, M of Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Packet Data Units (PDUs) via the first connection;
transmitting a second number, N of PDCP PDUs via the second connection;
comparing the first number, M, of PDCP PDUs that have been successfully transmitted via the first connection with the second number, N, of PDCP PDUs that have been successfully transmitted via the second connection; wherein each number of PDCP PDUs that have been successfully transmitted via each connection is determined based on a Radio Link Control (RLC) feedback from the network side; and
if M is larger than N by a predetermined threshold number, S, of PDCP PDUs, refraining from transmitting S PDCP PDUs to be transmitted following the N PDCP PDUs in the data via the second connection, thereby to alleviate pending translations at the UE to get a higher uplink transmission efficiency from Multiple Point Diversity (MPD).

US Pat. No. 10,405,353

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

8. A user equipment (UE) for random access operation in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:at least one transceiver configured to:
receive, from a base station (BS), configuration information comprising (i) a random access channel (RACH) occasion that includes at least one RACH chunk that includes at least one RACH symbol and (ii) information indicating an association between a transmit (Tx) beam identification (ID) and a set of RACH preambles; and
at least one processor configured to:
determine a RACH preamble from the set of RACH preambles and a RACH chunk from the at least one RACH chunk based on the configuration information received from the BS,
wherein the transceiver is further configured to:
transmit, to the BS, the RACH preamble over the RACH chunk; and
receive, from the BS, a RACH response corresponding to the RACH preamble sent over the RACH chunk.

US Pat. No. 10,405,350

UNLICENSED CARRIER CONTENTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. An unlicensed carrier contention method, comprising:performing, by a Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) device, a Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) on a channel, and after sensing the channel is idle during the CCA, proceeding to execute the following operations:
S1: if a random withdrawal number N>0, decrementing, by the LAA device, N by one, wherein N is randomly generated by the LAA device or configured by another device and is a nonnegative integer;
S2: sensing, by the LAA device, the channel through the CCA and executing S3 if the channel is sensed to be idle, otherwise executing S4;
S3: if N=0, using, by the LAA device, an unlicensed carrier for data transmission, otherwise executing S1;
S4: sensing, by the LAA device, the channel through the CCA; and
S5: if the channel is sensed to be idle, executing S1 or S3 by the LAA device, otherwise executing S4 by the LAA device,
wherein the CCA performed by the LAA device in S2 is one CCA of an extended Clear Channel Assessment (eCCA), and
wherein the CCA performed by the LAA device in S4 is the same as the CCA initially performed by the LAA device, both being initial CCAs.

US Pat. No. 10,405,338

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

11. An uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) receiving method of an Access Point (AP)-Station (STA) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system, the UL MU receiving method comprising:transmitting a trigger frame comprising resource unit allocation information for orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission;
receiving a UL MU Physical Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) based on the trigger frame; and
transmitting an ACK frame of the UL MU PPDU,
wherein the UL MU PPDU comprises a first legacy preamble and a first High Efficiency (HE) preamble, and the first HE preamble comprises a first HE-SIG-A field and a first HE-SIG-B field, and
wherein the first HE-SIG-A field comprises first Transmission Opportunity (TXOP) duration information related to a first TXOP duration, and the first TXOP duration is set to include a time required to transmit the UL MU PPDU and the ACK frame.

US Pat. No. 10,405,332

COEXISTENCE OF DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES OR SERVICES ON A SAME CARRIER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) operating with a new radio (NR) radio access technology (RAT), the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to:
receive synchronization signals and a master information block (MIB) in a first bandwidth (BW); and
receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a second BW wherein the second BW is indicated by an offset in the MIB relative to the first BW and the PDCCH conveys a downlink control information (DCI) format that configures a reception of a first system information block (SIB), wherein the SIB includes information for a partitioning of a predetermined number of subframes in normal subframes and in multicast-broadcast single-frequency network (MBSFN) subframes according to a long term evolution (LTE) RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,405,258

METHOD FOR MANAGING A PROXY TABLE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK USING PROXY DEVICES

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for managing a proxy table at a proxy node, the method comprising:receiving a message from a first resource restricted device, said message being intended to at least one corresponding destination device,
checking whether an entry for the first resource restricted device is included in the set of entries of the proxy table, the set of entries of the proxy table indicating the set of resource-restricted devices the proxy node does forward messages from to the corresponding destination device,
forwarding the message depending on the result of the proxy table checking, for at least an entry related to the resource-restricted device, monitoring the relative usage of the entry for forwarding messages for the resource restricted device with the usage of competitor proxy nodes for forwarding messages for the resource restricted device, and deciding upon keeping, or amending, or removing the entry.

US Pat. No. 10,405,164

TRANSMISSION MODE SELECTION OF A ZIGBEE GREEN POWER DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for transmitting a message to a wireless device in a mesh network,the wireless device comprising a set of at least two distinct logical entities, the wireless device being arranged for receiving a message during discontinuous reception opportunities,
the method comprising, prior to transmission of the message, the steps of
(a) selecting a transmission mode from a set of transmission modes comprising a first transmission mode and a second transmission mode, where,
in the first transmission mode, the reception opportunities for the message are limited to the reception opportunities that are associated with a single selected logical entity of the set of at least two logical entities, and
in the second transmission mode, the reception opportunities for the message correspond to combined reception opportunities associated with at least two logical entities of the set of at least two logical entities; and
(b) causing the transmission of the message during one of the reception opportunities corresponding to the selected transmission mode; and
wherein steps (a) and (b) are carried out at a proxy node transmitting the message to a wireless device,
wherein the step (a) of selecting a transmission mode is based on a detected value of an indicator in a received control message indicative of the selected transmission mode,
wherein the step (b) of causing the transmission of the message includes substeps (b1) generating a message to be sent to the wireless device from the control message, and
(b2) transmitting the message to the wireless device based on the detected transmission mode,
where, in the first transmission mode, the reception opportunities for the message are limited to the reception opportunities associated with a single selected logical entity of the set of at least two logical entities, and
in the second transmission mode, the reception opportunities for the message correspond to combined reception opportunities associated with at least two logical entities.

US Pat. No. 10,404,069

DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING ARRANGEMENT AND DRIVING METHOD, SUITABLE FOR GRID FEEDING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A driving arrangement for driving a set of appliances, comprising:a set of driving circuits, wherein each driving circuit include,
a two-line power input;
a first output for connection to one of the set of appliances;
a second, two-line, output;
an internal energy source; and
a switching arrangement, wherein the second, two-line, output is coupled to the two-line power input via the switching arrangement and the switching arrangement is configurable into,
a first mode, in which the two-line power input is connected to the second, two-line, output, and the internal energy source is isolated from direct connection to the two-line power input; and
a second mode in which the internal energy source is in series between a first line of the two-line power input and a corresponding first line of the second, two-line, output;
wherein the set of driving circuits are connected together in a chain, with the second, two-line, output of one of the set driving circuits connected to the two-line power input of next one of the set of driving circuits in the chain, wherein each driving circuit is for driving a respective appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,403,427

TRANSFORMER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A transformer comprising, inside a tank:a core that includes a main leg, a side leg, an upper yoke, and a lower yoke; and
a winding wire that is wound around the main leg of the core,
wherein the main leg of the core includes a main wound core having a square cross-section which is formed by winding an amorphous magnetic ribbon, and silicon steel plates which are stacked at four sides of the main wound core,
wherein the silicon steel plates include a pair of stacked core units of the silicon steel plates arranged on opposite side surfaces of the main wound core in a tiered shape in which a width of the silicon steel plates decreases as a distance from the main wound core increases, and
wherein a cross-section of a part, where the winding wire is disposed, in the main leg is approximately a circular shape.

US Pat. No. 10,403,203

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light emitting display device, comprising:an organic light emitting diode connected between a first node and a second power source;
a driving transistor disposed between the first node and a first power source, and driving the organic light emitting diode;
a first transistor configured to transmit a data signal to the driving transistor;
a first control transistor disposed between the first node and a second node;
a third node connected to a gate electrode of the first control transistor; and
a second transistor disposed between the third node and a third power source,
wherein the first control transistor is configured to be turned on during a first period,
wherein a voltage of the second node is higher than a voltage of the first power source during the first period, and
wherein the second transistor is configured to be turned on during the first period to discharge the third node.

US Pat. No. 10,403,053

MARKING SPARSE AREAS ON MAPS

BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL)...

1. A method, comprising the steps of:obtaining values of a physiologic parameter at respective measured points in a heart;
constructing a 3-dimensional model of the heart, the model comprising spatial elements including first spatial elements that include the measured points and second spatial elements that do not include the measured points;
interpolating the values of the parameter in the second spatial elements;
determining regional densities of the measured points in the model, the determination comprising comparing a select spatial element to a neighboring spatial element and establishing a binary classification according to whether a count of the measured points in the neighboring spatial element exceeds or fails to exceed a predefined threshold and clustering spatial elements where respective counts of the measured points fail to exceed the predefined threshold;
displaying the values of the parameter at the first spatial elements and the second spatial elements on a functional map of the heart; and
modifying a graphical characteristic of the map responsively to the regional densities.

US Pat. No. 10,401,470

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING OF A MOBILE DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of determining a location of a mobile device, the method comprising:as at least part of a location network, providing a trigger node for transmitting wirelessly to the mobile device, and providing multiple listening nodes for receiving wirelessly from the mobile device;
using an entity in the form a presence sensor to detect that a user of the mobile device is within a predetermined proximity of the presence sensor;
using the trigger node to wirelessly transmit a trigger signal to the mobile device in response to detecting that the user is within the predetermined proximity of said presence sensor, the trigger signal being configured to cause the mobile device to wirelessly emit a signal in response to receiving the trigger signal; and
using the listening nodes to listen for the response signal that was transmitted from the mobile device in response to the trigger signal, and thereby at each respective one of a plurality of the listening nodes that wirelessly receive the response signal from the mobile device, taking a respective measurement of the response signal as received at the respective listening node, for use in performing a localization to determine the location of the mobile device based on one or more of said measurements,
wherein the mobile device wirelessly emits one or more other signals in addition to said response signal, and each of the listening nodes are used to listen for the response signal and said other signals even if not addressed to the listening node, in order to take respective measurements of the response signal and at least one of the other signals for use in performing said localization.
US Pat. No. 10,398,632

CAPSULE COMPOSITION

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. An encapsulated perfume composition comprising one or more polyurea capsules having a volume average diameter of 20 to 90 microns, and a capsule shell weight, which is 5 to 40% by weight of the total weight of the capsules (core+shell), wherein the nominal rupture stress of the polyurea capsules is in the range of 0.1 to 2 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,405,467

INTEGRATED THERMAL DOOR COMPONENT FOR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A head mounted display device comprising: a frame having a leading edge for placing adjacent a face of a user, the frame enclosing a viewing compartment; and a thermal door component coupled to a back surface of a mobile electronic device positioned at a distal end of the viewing compartment, the thermal door component including:a first substantially planar portion for reversibly mating to the back surface of the mobile electronic device; a second portion at least partially forming an opening at an edge of the thermal door component, the first substantially planar portion and the second portion forming an open thermal convection channel within an interior of the thermal door component and contiguous with the opening at the edge of the thermal door component; and a thermally conductive material and a heat sink, a surface of the thermally conductive material and a surface of the heat sink being mated to a back surface of the first substantially planar portion of the thermal door component.

US Pat. No. 10,405,462

POWER SUPPLY UNIT HAVING A COLD REDUNDANT COLD DETECTION CAPABILITY

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A method of ensuring proper operation of a power supply unit in an electronic device including a system fan, the power supply unit including an internal fan and an AC input, wherein the system fan is located in parallel with the power supply unit, the method comprising: detecting that an AC power is input to the AC input; reducing fan power of the system fan to generate air flow at a level sufficient to allow operation of the internal fan; and restoring the fan power of the system fan to a normal level to generate air flow sufficient to cool the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,405,459

ACTUATED IMMERSION COOLED ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An immersion cooled electronics arrangement, comprising:a housing containing a coolant;
an electronic device submerged within the housing and in thermal communication with the coolant;
a variable volume body disposed within the housing;
an actuator operatively connected to the variable volume body and arranged to alter a volume of the coolant displaced by the variable volume body within the housing
a control module communicative with the actuator; and
a sensor arranged to provide a parameter of the coolant to the control module, wherein the control module is responsive to instructions recorded on a non-transitory machine-readable medium to:
determine a parameter of the coolant;
compare the determined parameter with a predetermined parameter target; and
when mismatched, change a volume of coolant displaced by the variable volume body based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,405,457

APPLIANCE IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEM

Midas Green Technologies,...

1. An appliance immersion cooling system comprising:a tank adapted to immerse in a dielectric fluid a plurality of electrical appliances, each in a respective appliance slot distributed vertically along, and extending transverse to, a long wall of the tank, the tank comprising:
a weir, integrated horizontally into the long wall of the tank adjacent all appliance slots, having an overflow lip adapted to facilitate substantially uniform recovery of the dielectric fluid flowing through each appliance slot; and;
a dielectric fluid recovery reservoir positioned vertically beneath the overflow lip of the weir and adapted to receive the dielectric fluid as it flows over the weir;
a primary circulation facility adapted to circulate the dielectric fluid through the tank, comprising:
a plenum, positioned adjacent the bottom of the tank, adapted to dispense the dielectric fluid substantially uniformly upwardly through each appliance slot;
a secondary fluid circulation facility adapted to extract heat from the dielectric fluid circulating in the primary circulation facility, and to dissipate to the environment the heat so extracted; and
a control facility adapted to coordinate the operation of the primary and secondary fluid circulation facilities as a function of the temperature of the dielectric fluid in the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,405,453

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CARRIER-LESS STORAGE DEVICE EXTRACTION IN AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A carrier-less storage shuttle, comprising:a first side having a first guide channel and a second side, the first side and the second side rigidly affixed to an enclosure assembly;
a latch assembly configured to releasably affix a storage device at an engaged position within the enclosure assembly; and
a strap including a first end coupled to the latch assembly, a second end coupled to the second side, and the strap movably coupled within the first guide channel, the strap configured to:
when the storage device is in the engaged position, a bottom surface of the storage device is in contact with the strap, and the latch assembly is unlatched and moved in a generally outward direction from the enclosure assembly, move in the generally outward direction within the first guide channel such that the storage device moves from the engaged position to a disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,405,444

BICYCLE COMPONENT

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle component, comprising:a receiving part including an opening configured to receive an electrical connector;
a lid part configured to cover at least a part of the opening;
an electrical operating unit being provided to the lid part; and
an attaching portion to be attached to an attaching recess of a bicycle body.

US Pat. No. 10,405,442

CABINET WITH LOCK AND INFORMATION PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A cabinet with a lock comprising:a cabinet in which a server is accommodated;
the cabinet comprising a door portion which is opened and closed for taking in and out the server;
a first locking mechanism which does not allow the server to be taken out of the cabinet with a locking manipulation by locking the door portion; and
a second locking mechanism which locks a position of the cabinet or a position of the server in coordination with a locking operation by the first locking mechanism, the second locking mechanism locking the server to the cabinet or locking at least any of a plurality of casters.

US Pat. No. 10,405,440

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE PROTECTION OF A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A system comprising:a protective case configured to be attached to a mobile electronic device;
a deployable barrier, a sensor to detect when to deploy the barrier and an activation device to deploy the barrier, wherein the barrier, sensor and activation device are housed in the protective case and the deployable barrier is stored within the case until deployed from the case to form an encapsulation barrier to enclose the mobile device when the mobile device experiences an unexpected change in at least one of velocity, acceleration and moisture.

US Pat. No. 10,405,437

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display substrate comprising:
a display area to display an image; and
a pad area outside the display area; and
a printed circuit board (PCB) bonded to a surface of the display substrate in the pad area, wherein the PCB comprises:
a base film;
first terminal wires positioned at a first surface of the base film;
second terminal wires positioned at a second surface of the base film, the second surface opposing the first surface;
first sub-pad terminals electrically connected to the first terminal wires through contact holes formed in the base film; and
second sub-pad terminals directly and electrically connected to the second terminal wires without contact holes,
wherein, in a view normal to the first surface, the first terminal wires and the second terminal wires are spaced apart from one another in a first direction, and
wherein, in the view normal to the first surface, at least two of the first sub-pad terminals and at least two of the second sub-pad terminals are alternately arranged in a line to form an inclination angle with the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,405,435

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electronic component that is able to be mounted on a mounting substrate including a pair of first edge portions that face each other, and a pair of second edge portions that are perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the pair of first edge portions and face each other, the mounting substrate including a structure that allows at least any one of the electronic component, a first electronic component, and a second electronic component to be mounted thereon;the first electronic component including:
a first laminate including a plurality of first dielectric layers and a plurality of first inner electrode layers, which are laminated, a pair of first principal surfaces facing each other in a lamination direction of the first laminate, a pair of first side surfaces facing each other in a width direction of the first electronic component perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction of the first laminate, and a pair of first end surfaces facing each other in a length direction of the first electronic component perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction of the first laminate and the width direction of the first electronic component; and
a pair of first external electrodes each extending from a corresponding one of the pair of first end surfaces to a portion of the pair of first principal surfaces and to a portion of the pair of first side surfaces;
the second electronic component including:
a second laminate including a plurality of second dielectric layers and a plurality of second inner electrode layers, which are laminated, a pair of second principal surfaces facing each other in a lamination direction of the second laminate, a pair of second side surfaces facing each other in a width direction of the second electronic component perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction of the second laminate, and a pair of second end surfaces facing each other in a length direction of the second electronic component perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction of the second laminate and the width direction of the second electronic component; and a pair of second external electrodes each extending from a corresponding one of the pair of second end surfaces to a portion of the pair of second principal surfaces and to a portion of the pair of second side surfaces; wherein
a dimension of the first electronic component in the length direction of the first electronic component is L1, a dimension of the first electronic component in the width direction of the first electronic component is W1, a dimension of the second electronic component in the length direction of the second electronic component is L2, and a dimension of the second electronic component in the width direction of the second electronic component is W2;
a length W3 of the pair of first edge portions is a least common multiple of the dimension W1 and the dimension W2; and
a length L3 of the pair of second edge portions is a least common multiple of the dimension L1 and the dimension L2;
the electronic component including:
a third laminate including a plurality of third dielectric layers and a plurality of third inner electrode layers, which are laminated, a pair of third principal surfaces facing each other in a lamination direction of the third laminate, a pair of third side surfaces facing each other in a width direction of the electronic component perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction of the third laminate, and a pair of third end surfaces facing each other in a length direction of the electronic component perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction of the third laminate and the width direction of the electronic component; and
a pair of third external electrodes each extending from a corresponding one of the pair of third end surfaces to a portion of each of the pair of third principal surfaces and to a portion of each of the pair of third side surfaces;
the pair of third external electrodes each including:
a fired layer provided on the third laminate from the corresponding third end surface to the portion of each of the pair of third principal surfaces and to the portion of each of the pair of third side surfaces; and a resin layer provided on an external surface of the fired layer so as to expose a leading end side of the fired layer, from the corresponding third end surface to the portion of each of the pair of third principal surfaces and to the portion of each of the pair of third side surfaces;
on each of the pair of third principal surfaces and on each of the pair of third side surfaces:
a length of the resin layer along the length direction of the electronic component from the corresponding third end surface to a leading end of the resin layer is less than a length of the fired layer along the length direction of the electronic component from the corresponding third end surface to a leading end of the fired layer; and
a dimension of the electronic component in the width direction of the electronic component is any one of the dimension W1 and the dimension W2; and
a dimension of the electronic component in the length direction of the electronic component is the dimension L2 when the dimension of the electronic component in the width direction of the electronic component is the dimension W1; and
a dimension of the electronic component in the length direction of the electronic component is the dimension L1 when the dimension of the electronic component in the width direction of the electronic component is the dimension W2.

US Pat. No. 10,405,433

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:a printed circuit board;
a first Back-End-of-Line (BEOL) region mounted on the printed circuit board;
a first Front-End-of-Line (FEOL) region;
a first polymer layer provided over the printed circuit board;
a second polymer layer, which has a thermal conductivity greater than 3 W/mK and a resistivity greater than 5000 Ohm-cm; and
wherein the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and at least a portion of the second polymer layer are stacked and surrounded by the first polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,405,424

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A driver circuit for an optical transmitter, comprising:a multilayer board;
a differential circuit mounted on the multilayer board, and including a pair of input terminals for receiving a differential signal and a pair of output terminals for outputting an amplified differential signal;
a pair of inductor elements each having a first end and a second end;
two power supply electrodes formed on the multilayer board, and supplying a bias to the pair of output terminals; and
a pair of transmission lines formed on the multilayer board, one of the pair of transmission lines having a first connection portion electrically connected to one of the two power supply electrodes through one of the pair of inductor elements, and another of the pair of transmission lines having a second connection portion electrically connected to another of the two power supply electrodes through another of the pair of inductor elements, one end of the one of the pair of transmission lines being electrically connected to one of the pair of output terminals, one end of the another of the pair of transmission lines being electrically connected to another of the pair of output terminals,
wherein the multilayer board includes a first recessed portion between the first connection portion and the second connection portion, a second recessed portion between the first connection portion and the one of the two power supply electrodes, and a third recessed portion between the second connection portion and the another of the two power supply electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,405,421

SELECTIVE DIELECTRIC RESIN APPLICATION ON CIRCUITIZED CORE LAYERS

International Business Ma...

1. A multiple-layer printed circuit board comprising:a dielectric layer formed from a pre-impregnated (prepreg) material that includes a partially cured dielectric resin encapsulating a woven glass cloth; and
a circuitized core layer having a surface that is adjacent to the dielectric layer, the surface of the circuitized core layer having a high resin demand region of dielectric material with glass spheres encapsulated within a cured dielectric resin and another region of dielectric material without the glass spheres.

US Pat. No. 10,405,419

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAID WIRING SUBSTRATE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A wiring substrate comprising: a substrate which is thermoplastic, the substrate having a first thermal expansion coefficient and a second thermal expansion coefficient, the first thermal expansion coefficient being relative to a first axis which is parallel to a substrate surface of the substrate, the second thermal expansion coefficient being relative to a second axis which (i) is parallel to the substrate surface and (ii) intersects with the first axis, the first thermal expansion coefficient being greater than the second thermal expansion coefficient;wiring formed on the substrate; and
at least one bend assisting body which extends in a belt-like manner parallel to the first axis of the substrate surface,
a difference between (i) a thermal expansion coefficient of the at least one bend assisting body and (ii) the second thermal expansion coefficient of the substrate being greater than a difference between (i) the thermal expansion coefficient of the at least one bend assisting body and (ii) the first thermal expansion coefficient of the substrate,
the substrate being bent along with each of the at least one bend assisting body so as to form a bending line which extends parallel to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,405,418

DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL TRANSMITTING CIRCUIT BOARD

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

2. A differential signal transmission circuit board, comprising:a base layer;
at least two electrically conductive components, being disposed in the base layer; wherein each of the at least two electrically conductive components comprises a hollow electrically conductive object and a filling material filled in the hollow electrically conductive object; and
at least one insulating component, being disposed in the base layer, and the at least one insulating component being located close to or in contact with the at least two electrically conductive components; wherein the at least one insulating component is located between the hollow electrically conductive objects of the at least two electrically conductive components and spaced apart from the filling materials in the hollow electrically conductive objects, and the at least two electrically conductive components are not surrounded by the at least one insulting component;
wherein, the base layer has a first equivalent dielectric constant, the at least one insulating component has a second equivalent dielectric constant, and the first equivalent dielectric constant is different from the second equivalent dielectric constant.

US Pat. No. 10,405,416

HIGH-VOLTAGE TANK FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE GENERATION, INCLUDING A STRAIN GAUGE FOR TANK PRESSURE MEASUREMENT

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A housing for a high voltage tank for high voltage generation, the housing comprising:a boiler being open on one side;
a circuit board cover disposed to close said boiler; and
at least one strain gauge disposed on or in said circuit board cover such that said at least one strain gauge is expanded or compressed with a pressure-induced deformation of said circuit board cover.

US Pat. No. 10,405,410

LUMINAIRE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a lighting apparatus which includes a wireless communication circuit which receives a control signal from a controller external to the luminaire and a light emitter of which a light emitting state is controlled based on the control signal received by the wireless communication circuit; and
an apparatus body to which the lighting apparatus is detachably attached in different orientations,
wherein a position of the wireless communication circuit relative to the apparatus body is changed by changing an orientation of the lighting apparatus relative to the apparatus body, the wireless communication circuit being fixed to the lighting apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,405,404

LIGHTING CONTROLS DATA SYNCHRONIZATION

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a plurality of lighting system elements that are connected together over at least one lighting control network, wherein:
the lighting system elements include a network controller, a luminaire, or a lighting control device;
some of the lighting system elements are designated as client lighting devices; and
at least one of the lighting system elements is designated as a lighting control data synchronization master;
each respective one of the client lighting devices comprises:
a client network communication interface for communication over the at least one lighting control network;
a client memory including a lighting device database;
a client processor having access to the client memory and the client network communication interface; and
data synchronization client programming in the client memory, wherein execution of the data synchronization client programming by the client processor configures the client lighting device to perform functions, including functions to:
receive, via the at least one lighting control network, from the lighting control data synchronization master, multiple original lighting control data keys of tiered lighting control data type classifications, each respective original lighting control data key associated with a respective tiered lighting control data type classification to adjust at least one respective lighting control setting;
send, via the at least one lighting control network, from the client lighting device to the lighting control data synchronization master, a data key request message for each respective tiered lighting control data type classification that is supported on the client lighting device or desired for synchronization;
in response to the data key request message, receive, via the at least one lighting control network, from the lighting control data synchronization master, a data key response message that includes a respective current lighting control data key for each respective tiered lighting control data type classification;
for each respective tiered lighting control data type classification, compare the respective current lighting control data key with the respective original lighting control data key to detect a state change in the at least one respective lighting control setting; and
based on the comparison, determine whether each respective tiered lighting control data type classification is synchronized or not synchronized at the client lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,405,399

STREET LIGHT DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A street light device, comprising:a light emitting module, comprising a first light emitting unit and a second light emitting unit;
a driving circuit, coupled to the light emitting module, wherein the driving circuit is configured to drive the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit;
a sensing module, configured to obtain a temperature, a relative humidity, and a dust concentration; and
a microcontroller, coupled to the sensing module and the driving circuit, wherein the microcontroller is configured to calculate a light attenuation rate according to the temperature, the relative humidity, and the dust concentration,
wherein the microcontroller controls the driving circuit according to the light attenuation rate to drive the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit, so that a color temperature ratio between the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit is determined according to the light attenuation rate.

US Pat. No. 10,405,396

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A DISPLAY DEVICE

NOVOMATIC AG, Gumpoldski...

1. A display device comprising:at least one display unit;
an illuminating device;
at least one determining device for determining a color information from an image block of the at least one display unit,
a color control device for controlling the color and/or the color spectrum of a light emitted by the illuminating device as a function of the color information, and
a light detection device for detecting the light emitted by the at least one display unit, wherein the light detection device comprises a limited observation area which detects only one image portion of the display unit and is directed to the image block of the at least one display unit, wherein the light detection device is connected to the determining device, and the mentioned determining device is embodied to determine the color information from the light received from the light detection device,
wherein the light detection device is combined with the illuminating device to form a pre-mounted assembly, which assembly can be attached to the at least one display unit and has mounting and/or positioning means, which are adapted in shape to a border section of the display unit, for mounting and/or positioning on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,405,391

BOOST ENABLED LED BACKLIGHT FOR ENHANCING SUNLIGHT VISIBILITY OF A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

1. A method for operating a backlighting unit (“BLU”) (18) that includes a LED array (05, 21) so that when an electrical current is supplied continuously to LEDs (01) included in the LED array (05, 21) the LED array (05, 21) emits illumination that passes through a liquid crystal display (“LCD”) module (08), the method comprising a step of increasing for a brief interval of time electrical current supplied to the LEDs (01) whereby illumination passing through the LCD module (08) increases significantly thereby permitting viewing the LCD module (08) when in bright sunlight.

US Pat. No. 10,405,389

FLICKERLESS LED DRIVER DEVICE

YUYANG DNU CO., LTD., (K...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver device comprising:a transformer comprising a primary coil for receiving an alternating-current (AC) voltage, and a secondary coil for generating a first induced voltage induced from the primary coil;
a secondary coil circuit for receiving the first induced voltage and applying a first direct-current (DC) voltage to an LED module;
a current sensor for sensing a driving current flowing through the secondary coil circuit from the secondary coil;
a current controller for receiving a signal about the driving current and generating a control signal for controlling an emission current flowing through the LED module; and
a ripple attenuator connected to the current controller to receive the control signal, connected to a visual light communication (VLC) input unit to receive a VLC signal, and connected to the LED module to control an emission current corresponding to the VLC signal to flow through the LED module and suppress ripple of the emission current;
wherein the current sensor comprises:
an amplifier for amplifying a voltage;
a sixth resistor connected between an end of a second resistor of the secondary coil circuit and a positive input terminal of the amplifier;
a seventh resistor connected between another end of the second resistor and a negative input terminal of the amplifier; and
an eighth resistor connected between an output terminal and the negative input terminal of the amplifier in such a manner that a gain of the amplifier, which is expressed as a ratio between the seventh and eighth resistors, is output as a first output voltage from the output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,405,382

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHAPING INPUT CURRENT IN LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) SYSTEM

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) system, the method comprising:detecting a phase angle of a rectified input signal, the phase angle being a difference between a half period of the rectified input signal and a phase-cut of the rectified input signal;
determining a current shaping signal using the detected phase angle; and
adjusting the rectified input signal in response to the current shaping signal,
wherein adjusting the rectified input signal includes increasing a magnitude of a current of the rectified input signal in a time interval corresponding to the phase angle when the phase angle is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,405,377

COOKING VESSEL FOR AN INDUCTION COOKTOP

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A cooking vessel for an induction cooktop, the cooking vessel comprising:at least one movable magnetic material base plate provided at a bottom of the cooking vessel, wherein the movable magnetic material base plate directly transfers heat from the induction cooktop to contents in the cooking vessel;
an insulation pocket comprising a thermally and electrically non-conductive solid material and configured to house the at least one movable magnetic material base plate, wherein at least a portion of the thermally and electrically non-conductive solid material when housing the at least one movable magnetic material base plate is positioned directly between the at least one movable magnetic material base plate and the induction cooktop to thermally and electrically insulate the at least one movable magnetic material base plate from the induction cooktop;
an actuator configured to displace the at least one movable magnetic material base plate based on a control signal; and
at least one non-magnetic material base plate placed adjacent to the at least one movable magnetic material base plate, wherein the non-magnetic material base plate blocks transfer of heat from the induction cooktop to the contents when the actuator displaces the at least one movable magnetic material base plate from directly transferring heat from the induction cooktop to contents in the cooking vessel to the insulation pocket, based on the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,405,365

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WEB BROWSING ON MULTIHOMED MOBILE DEVICES

1. A method comprising:establishing, via a processor, a primary multipath transmission control protocol subflow for a transfer of a resource to be transferred from a server to a user endpoint device;
determining, via the processor, a threshold of resource size, wherein the threshold is calculated dynamically as a function of a round trip time between the user endpoint device and the server and a throughput of the primary multipath transmission control protocol subflow;
receiving, via the processor, a defined size of the resource to be transferred; and
establishing, via the processor, a secondary multipath transmission control protocol subflow that cooperates with the primary multipath transmission control protocol subflow for the transfer of the resource to be transferred from the server to the user endpoint device, when the defined size of the resource to be transferred is determined to exceed the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,405,358

DATA COMMUNICATION USAGE TRACKING IN A WIRELESS RELAY

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless relay to track and report internet access by data amount per a time period, the method comprising:the wireless relay establishing a wireless signaling link to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) over a wireless base station and a network gateway system;
the wireless relay establishing a wireline signaling link to an MME over the LAN/WAN and the network gateway system;
the wireless relay establishing a wireless data link to the internet over the wireless base station and the network gateway system, identifying different media types for the wireless data link, and tracking wireless data usage for the different media types over the wireless data link to the internet, wherein the network gateway system performs a Network Address/Port Translation (NAPT) for the internet access over the wireless data link;
the wireless relay establishing a wireline data link to the internet over a Local Area Network/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) and the network gateway system, identifying different media types for the wireline data link, and tracking wireline data usage for the different media types over the wireline data link to the internet, wherein the network gateway system performs a NAPT for the internet access over the wireline data link;
the wireless relay establishing a Local Internet Protocol Access (LIPA) link to the internet over the LAN/WAN that does not traverse the network gateway system, identifying different media types for the LIPA link, and tracking LIPA data usage for the different media types over the LIPA link to the internet, wherein the LAN/WAN performs a NAPT for the internet access over the LIPA link; and
the wireless relay transferring corresponding wireless usage data, wireline usage data, and LIPA usage data for the different media types for delivery to a network control server.

US Pat. No. 10,405,354

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RACH PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for random access operation in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:at least one transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), configuration information indicating a random access channel (RACH) occasion that includes at least one RACH chunk, the at least one RACH chunk including at least one RACH symbol; and
at least one processor configured to determine a RACH chunk from the at least one RACH chunk and the RACH occasion based on the configuration information received from the BS,
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS, a RACH preamble on the determined RACH chunk according to the configuration information, and
wherein the processor is further configured to:
use an index of the RACH occasion and an index of the RACH chunk determined for transmitting the RACH preamble to calculate a random access radio network temporary identification (RA-RNTI); and
use the calculated RA-RNTI to detect a RACH response from the BS.

US Pat. No. 10,405,351

TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR MULTI USER IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. An operation method of a first station in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:determining, by the first station, an number of symbols to be used to transmit a High Efficiency Signal B (HE-SIG-B) field;
generating, by the first station, a High Efficiency Signal A (HE-SIG-A) field, the HE-SIG-A field including an indication of the determined number of symbols to be used to transmit the HE-SIG-B field;
generating, by the first station, a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) including a legacy preamble, a high efficiency (HE) preamble, and a payload, the HE preamble including the HE-SIG-A field and the HE-SIG-B field; and
transmitting, by the first station, the PPDU, transmitting the PPDU including transmitting the HE-SIG-B field according to the determined number of symbols number of symbols to be used to transmit the HE-SIG-B field.

US Pat. No. 10,405,348

SLOTTED TRANSMISSION AND DIRECTIONAL RECEPTION OF RTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a first wireless device, comprising:determining spatial directions of a plurality of wireless devices including a second wireless device and at least one other wireless device;
selecting a sweeping pattern of the first wireless device indicating one or more angular regions for receiving signals from the second wireless device based on the determined spatial directions;
transmitting, to the second wireless device, information including the sweeping pattern of the first wireless device and at least one time slot during which the first wireless device will listen to transmissions from the second wireless device;
performing, based on the determined spatial directions and the transmitted information, a beam sweep for receiving one or more request to send (RTS) messages, wherein performing the beam sweep comprises listening for an RTS message based on the selected sweeping pattern during the at least one time slot;
determining that the RTS message for a data transmission is received from the second wireless device at a first spatial direction of the determined spatial directions, wherein the RTS message includes a duration field;
setting a network allocation vector (NAV) based on the duration field in the RTS message; and
transmitting a clear to send (CTS) message to authorize the data transmission from the second wireless device, wherein the CTS message is beamformed to the second wireless device after the NAV based on the duration field in the RTS message has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,405,347

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LISTENING BASED TRANSMISSION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,405,342

TWO STEP RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A scheduling entity, comprising:a transceiver;
a memory; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the transceiver and the memory, the processor configured to:
receive via the transceiver a first transmission from a scheduled entity for a random access procedure, the first transmission comprising a physical random access channel (PRACH) preamble sequence and a first message including information for determining a device-specific network identifier for the scheduled entity, wherein the information for determining the device-specific network identifier for the scheduled entity includes at least a portion of a user equipment identity associated with the scheduled entity, one or more parameters associated with resources utilized to send the first transmission, or some combination thereof;
determine the device-specific network identifier for the scheduled entity based on the received information for determining the device-specific network identifier;
detect the PRACH preamble sequence;
decode the first message; and
in response to successfully detecting the preamble and decoding the first message of the first transmission, transmit via the transceiver a second transmission including information on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) comprising a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by the device-specific network identifier for the scheduled entity, and a second message on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) comprising an indication confirming the PRACH preamble, a timing advance value, a back-off indicator, a contention resolution message, a transmit power control (TPC) command, an uplink resource grant, a downlink resource grant, or some combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,405,339

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL ON A SECONDARY CELL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method by a user equipment (UE), comprising:instructing a physical layer of the UE to signal a scheduling request (SR) on a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) based on whether scheduling request counter is less than a maximum number of scheduling request transmission; and
transmitting, to an evolved Node B (eNB), the SR on either of the PUCCH on a primary cell (PCell) and the PUCCH on a PUCCH secondary cell (SCell),
wherein the scheduling request counter is incremented in a case that the scheduling request counter is less than the maximum number of scheduling request transmission, and
the SR is set for both the PUCCH PCell and the PUCCH SCell with a single Media Access Control entity.

US Pat. No. 10,405,334

TECHNIQUES FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN DOWNLINK AND UPLINK COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

11. An apparatus for scheduling resources in wireless communications, comprising:a transceiver for communicating one or more wireless signals via one or more antennas;
a memory configured to store instructions; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled with the transceiver and the memory, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
establish communications with a plurality of user equipment (UE);
request a first UE of the plurality of UEs to search for a reference signal transmitted by a second UE in a symbol;
receive, from the first UE and based at least in part on requesting the first UE to search for the reference signal, a timing offset between an evolved Node B (eNB) timing and a timing of the second UE;
determine a set of the plurality of UEs as having an interference impact on one another, for transmitting uplink communications to the apparatus, that is less than a threshold, wherein the one or more processors are configured to determine the first UE and the second UE in the set of the plurality of UEs based at least in part on the timing offset;
schedule, based on the one or more processors having determined the set of the plurality of UEs as having the interference impact on one another, the first UE of the set of the plurality of UEs for receiving, in a first transmission time interval (TTI), downlink communications from the apparatus; and
schedule, based on the one or more processors having determined the set of the plurality of UEs as having the interference impact on one another, the second UE of the set of the plurality of UEs for transmitting, in a second TTI that is adjacent in time to the first TTI, uplink communications to the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,404,096

EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An emergency lighting ballast comprising:a power translation circuit configured to receive input power from an emergency power source and to supply emergency output power, in response to an emergency state, to a load comprising one or more light sources;
a voltage monitor configured to monitor in real time a voltage across the load and in response thereto to produce a voltage feedback signal;
a current monitor configured to monitor in real time a current through the load and in response thereto to produce a current feedback signal;
a temperature sensor configured to generate a temperature signal; and
a programmable control device;
wherein the programmable control device is configured to control the power translation circuit in response to at least one of the voltage feedback signal or the current feedback signal to cause the emergency output power supplied to the load to have a programmed power output profile during the emergency state, wherein the programmed power output profile is a function of at least the temperature signal;
wherein the programmable control device is further configured to activate, if there is no power to the load as indicated by the voltage feedback signal and/or the current feedback signal, a self-test emergency state in response to a manual or preprogrammed request for a self-test, wherein the preprogrammed request for a self-test is made pursuant to a predetermined self-test schedule; and
wherein the programmable control device is further configured to monitor one or more operating parameters of the emergency lighting ballast, and to create an alert if at least one of the one or more operating parameters falls outside a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,403,465

ELECTRON GUN THERMAL DISSIPATION IN A VACUUM

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A vacuum device, comprising:an enclosure configured to enclose a vacuum, comprising an external base forming at least a portion of the enclosure;
an internal base within the enclosure; and
at least one thermal dissipative strap assembly, comprising:
an internal base thermal conductive base in contact with the internal base;
an external base thermal conductive base in contact with the external base; and
a flexible thermal dissipative strap disposed such that the flexible thermal dissipative strap is disposed in the vacuum when the vacuum is formed and coupling the internal base thermal conductive base to the external base thermal conductive base.

US Pat. No. 10,402,860

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL ANALYSIS TO ASSOCIATE DATA SOURCES WITH MOBILE DEVICES

Mobile Technology Corpora...

1. A method of tracking mobile devices associated with addresses, the method comprising:generating a device group profile including a physical address, and a set of mobile devices associated with the physical address based on location data generated by the set of mobile devices wherein the location data is subjected to a frequency analysis to determine the physical address, wherein the physical address is generated by:
organizing the location data into a plurality of clusters, the clusters corresponding to geographic regions visited by each respective mobile device of the set of mobile devices during a time period; and
calculating a score for each cluster, the score representing a likelihood that the respective user of each respective mobile device resides at the address within the cluster during the time period wherein the physical address corresponds to the cluster having the highest score;
delivering an advertisement to a member of the device group profile via any of:
the physical address;
a first device of the set of mobile devices; or
social networks associated with any of the set of mobile devices;
detecting a second mobile device at a business location associated with the advertisement; and
in response to said detecting the second mobile device at the business location, determining whether the second mobile device belongs to the set of mobile devices of the device group profile, wherein the member of the device group profile had previously received the advertisement for that business location.

US Pat. No. 10,402,611

AUTOMATED MODIFICATION OF IMAGING SCANNER FUNCTION BASED ON ORIENTATION

Datalogic USA Inc., Euge...

1. A code reader having a set of orientations, comprising:a housing configured to be adjustably oriented relative to a support stand when supported thereby;
an image sensor disposed within said housing, and configured to capture an image of a target area; and
a processing unit disposed within said housing, and in communication with said image sensor, said processing unit configured to, in response to determining an orientation of said housing relative to the support stand, select a corresponding function from at least two of a (i) check imaging function, (ii) barcode scanning function, (iii) mobile device reading function, (iv) in-basket barcode reading function, based on the determined orientation of the housing relative to the support stand so that the code reader is configured to perform the function corresponding with the determined orientation of the housing relative to the support stand,
sense a change in orientation of said housing relative to the support stand while positioned on the support stand; and
communicate an orientation signal to said processing unit to cause said processing unit to determine orientation of said housing relative to the support stand.

US Pat. No. 10,399,099

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF MIXED GAS FLOW FOR AN INJECTOR COORDINATED WITH THE ACQUISITION OF PARTICULAR GROUPS OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS FOR ANALYSIS

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A system comprising:a nebulizer gas source;
a first gas source;
a second gas source;
a spray chamber configured to be coupled to an analytical system, the spray chamber having
a nebulizer gas port configured to receive a nebulizer gas from the nebulizer gas source; and
an inlet configured to receive a gas from at least one of the first gas source and the second gas source; and
a controller operably coupled to the spray chamber to regulate fluid flow between the inlet of the spray chamber and at least the first gas source and the second gas source, the controller configured to access a memory device storing a chemical analysis schedule storing a list of chemical analyses to be performed by the analytical system, the controller also configured to access a memory device storing a gas flow setting corresponding to each chemical analysis of the list of chemical analyses, the controller configured to adjust a gas flow rate of each of the first gas source and the second gas source according to the gas flow setting in coordination with a next scheduled chemical analysis of the list of chemical analyses.

US Pat. No. 10,398,422

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:a mount body, an arm, a joint, and a tool;
the mount body configured to mount to a retractor, a bottom surface of the mount body facing the retractor when mounted, a front edge of the mount body running at an angle to the bottom surface;
the arm pivotally connected on a proximal end of the arm via the joint to or along the front edge of the mount body; the tool connected to a distal end of the arm;
the arm configured to be movable between a plurality of positions relative to the mount body and to be temporarily lockable in these positions; and
the joint configured such that a proximal portion of the arm extending from and adjacent the mount body is pivotable to and temporarily lockable in a position substantially perpendicular to the mount body along portions of the front edge.

US Pat. No. 10,405,465

TOPOLOGICAL INSULATOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An electrical device, comprising:an electrical component configured to generate heat during operation of the electrical device; and
a thermal management coating configured to transfer heat from the electrical component by thermal conduction, the thermal management coating comprising a non-carbon based topological insulator, the non-carbon based topological insulator having a thermal conductance ranging from about 10 MW/m2K to about 50 MW/m2K.

US Pat. No. 10,405,460

CIRCUIT BREAKER ARRANGEMENTS

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A circuit breaker arrangement, comprising:a housing;
at least one contact seated in the housing;
at least one lead in electrical communication with the at least one contact and disposed outside of the housing; and
a heat sink in thermal communication with the at least one lead,
wherein the heat sink comprises a sink body with fins and a slot, the slot being disposed on a side of the sink body opposite the fins,
wherein the lead is compressively seated within the slot of the sink body, and
wherein the sink body is a first sink body, and further including a second sink body with a slot, the second sink body is attached to the first sink body such that the slot of the second sink body overlays the slot of the first sink body.

US Pat. No. 10,405,458

FITTING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A fitting assembly comprising:a movable connector block including a connector coupler to which a connector is to be coupled, the movable connector block configured to be supported by a base;
a floating support connected to the movable connector block and supports the movable connector block swingably relative to the base; and
a protrusion provided to one of the movable connector block and the base, the protrusion including a tip end formed into a half-ball shape that, when the connector is coupled to the connector coupler, comes into contact, in a connecting direction to the connector, with the other one of the movable connector block and the base, and swingably supports the movable connector block pivotally about the tip end, wherein
the other one of the movable connector block and the base includes a protrusion-receiving recess into which the tip end of the protrusion is inserted, a bottom of the protrusion-receiving recess is formed into a half-ball shape having a curvature radius greater than a curvature radius of the tip end of the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,405,449

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:an inner part; and
an armor member disposed on one side in a first direction in relation to the inner part and covering the inner part,
wherein the inner part includes a first edge section and a guide section located on the one side in the first direction in relation to the first edge section,
the armor member includes a peripheral wall section which includes in part thereof a first wall section located in a second direction intersecting the first direction in relation to the inner part and which surrounds an outer periphery of the inner part, and a first engaging section which is formed in the first wall section and which projects toward an inner side of the peripheral wall section,
the first engaging section of the armor member is located on the other side in the first direction in relation to the first edge section of the inner part, in a state wherein the inner part and the armor member are combined together in the first direction, and is disposed at such a position as to overlap with the first edge section of the inner part when the armor member and the inner part are viewed in the first direction, and is engaged with a first engaged section located on the inner side of the peripheral wall section, and
the guide section of the inner part is formed in such a manner that in a process wherein the inner part and the armor member are combined together in the first direction, the guide section comes into contact with the first wall section located on the one side in the first direction in relation to the guide section to push the first wall section in the second direction, so as to cause the first engaging section to go over the first edge section of the inner part to reach the other side in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,405,438

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate having a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area;
a driving unit connected to the substrate;
at least one first crack prevention pattern at the non-display area, the at least one first crack prevention pattern including facing end portions; and
an alignment key at the non-display area;
wherein at least a portion of the alignment key is between the facing end portions of the at least one first crack prevention pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,405,361

SWITCHING-ON METHOD, BASE STATION, BASE STATION CONTROLLER, SWITCHING-ON SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A switching-on method for implementing automatic switching-on of base station, applied on a base station, comprising:establishing, by the base station, an interactive link with a base station controller;
transmitting, by the base station, an identifier uniquely identifying the base station; and
receiving, by the base station, switching-on parameters corresponding to the identifier and executing the switching-on parameters,
wherein, when the base station is at a non-final level among multi-level base stations, the method, after the establishing, by the base station, an interactive link with a base station controller, comprises:
configuring, by the base station, a cross timeslot for the base station, the cross timeslot comprising communication parameters required for establishing an interactive link between another base station downstream to the base station and the base station controller.

US Pat. No. 10,405,352

EFFICIENT TRANSMISSION OF A RESPONSE SIGNAL FOR A RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE TRANSMITTED FROM LEGACY OR EXTENSION CARRIER CAPABLE DEVICES

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

4. A radio communication terminal comprising:reception circuitry, which, in operation, receives broadcast information including resource information indicative of a first resource group,
wherein the first resource group is selectable only by terminals which support a random access response reception using a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS), and the first resource group consists of at least two resource sub-groups respectively associated with corresponding threshold values of path loss between a radio communication terminal of the terminals and a base station, and receives a random access response, and
wherein time settings for retransmission are set respectively for the first resource group and a second resource group, wherein the second resource group is selectable by terminals which do not support a random access response reception using the DMRS,
transmission circuitry, which, in operation, transmits a random access preamble, and
control circuitry, coupled to the reception circuitry and the transmission circuitry and which, in operation, performs:
selecting one of the at least two resource sub-groups based on a measured value of the path loss and the corresponding threshold value;
controlling the transmission circuitry to transmit a random access preamble using the selected resource sub-group; and
controlling the reception circuitry to receive a random access response using the DMRS.

US Pat. No. 10,405,333

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING SIGNALS IN A FREQUENCY RANGE

Intel IP Corporaiton, Sa...

1. A communication terminal comprisinga first transceiver configured for communication according to a first radio access technology;
a second transceiver configured for communication according to a second radio access technology;
wherein the second transceiver is configured to determine whether a frequency range is occupied by a transmission according to the second radio access technology and to notify the first transceiver whether the frequency range is occupied by a transmission according to the second radio access technology; and
wherein the first transceiver is configured to receive signals transmitted in the frequency range based on the notification from the second transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,403,456

ARTICLE HANDLING DEVICE

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

3. An article processing apparatus which is used in a production line of an article and processes the article, comprising:a storage case which stores an electric circuit portion and has an opening at a side surface thereof; and
a lid which seals the opening,
wherein the storage case has an upper surface which is inclined downward toward the side surface side,
an amount of protrusion of a lower end of the upper surface from the side surface is greater than an amount of protrusion of the lid from the side surface, and
in the storage case, a convex portion, which is constituted by a first inclined surface on the lower end side of the upper surface, and a second inclined surface that extends from the lower end of the first inclined surface and is inclined in a direction opposite to the first inclined surface is disposed along the side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,403,085

ELECTRONIC GAMING DEVICE WITH CALL TOWER FUNCTIONALITY

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. An electronic gaming device comprising:a gaming cabinet having a front and a back;
at least one display device disposed on the front of the gaming cabinet;
a call tower comprising a plurality of plates, each of the plurality of plates being cantilevered from a support column extending upwardly from a top of the gaming device, each of the plurality of plates being connected to the support column at a rear side and extending towards the front of the gaming cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,402,890

BOX-LAST PACKAGING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Packsize LLC, Salt Lake ...

1. A system for creating a packaging template after an order has been gathered, comprising:one or more processors, and
one or more computer-readable media having stored thereon executable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors configure the computer system to perform at least the following:
receive a first order for a group of items, including at least a first item and a second item;
generate first dimensions for a first box associated with a first packaging template type, the first packaging template type sized and configured to hold the group of items, including at least the first item and the second item;
print a first tracking label to be associated with the first item within the first order, wherein the first tracking label comprises:
a serial number associated with the first packaging template type, wherein the first packaging template type comprises a pre-determined template type that is associated with variable dimensions,
the generated first dimensions for the first packaging template type, wherein the generated first dimensions were generated after receipt of the first order, and
an indication that the first item is to be packaged within the first box created from the first packaging template type;
print a second tracking label to be associated with the second item within the first order, wherein the second tracking label comprises:
the serial number associated with the first packaging template type,
the generated first dimensions for the first packaging template type, wherein the generated first dimensions were generated after receipt of the first order, and
an indication that the second item is to be packaged within the first box created from the first packaging template type;
receive, from a tracking code scanner, a first indication that the first tracking label has been scanned;
after receiving the first indication, send a request to a packaging system to construct a particular packaging template of the first packaging template type using the generated first dimensions; and
create the particular packaging template after receiving the first indication, wherein the particular packaging template is custom created by the packaging system to fit at least the first item and the second item.

US Pat. No. 10,402,610

PRINTED LEDS EMBEDDED IN OBJECTS TO PROVIDE OPTICAL SECURITY FEATURE

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. An authentication system comprising:a wavelength conversion material on or within a portable object, the object containing information to be electronically detected, the wavelength conversion material for converting primary light to secondary light;
one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) on or within the object for energizing the wavelength conversion material;
a power receiving circuit on or within the object for receiving power from a power source, external to the object and not permanently connected to the object, for supplying power to the LEDs to illuminate the LEDs when the object is proximate to the power source,
the LEDs for energizing the wavelength conversion material when the object is being electronically detected; and
a detection system for detecting one or both of a spectrum vs. intensity characteristic of the wavelength conversion material or a persistence characteristic of the wavelength conversion material and comparing the spectrum vs. intensity characteristic or the persistence characteristic of the wavelength conversion material to data in a database relating to the spectrum vs intensity characteristic or the persistence characteristic for authenticating the object.

US Pat. No. 10,401,993

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER STRUCTURE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., T...

1. A multilayer structure comprising:a touch sensor including a base member and a transparent electrode layer formed thereon; and
an optical functional layer provided on an upper surface of the touch sensor the optical functional layer having a laminated structure including:
a ¼? phase-difference layer facing the upper surface of the touch sensor, the ¼? phase-difference layer providing a phase difference of ¼ wavelength to light being transmitted therethrough; and
a ½? phase-difference layer formed on the ¼? phase-difference layer, the ½? phase-difference layer providing a phase difference of ½ wavelength to the light being transmitted therethrough; and
a linear polarizing layer provided on the ½? phase-difference layer,
wherein the multilayer structure has a first saturation measured for reflected light that is incident upon the multilayer structure from the linear polarization layer and reflected by a reflective layer provided behind the touch sensor, while the optical functional layer has a second saturation measured for reflected light that is incident upon the optical functional layer from the linear polarization layer and reflected by a reflective layer provided behind the ¼? phase-difference layer, and
wherein a saturation ratio of the first saturation to the second saturation is equal to or smaller than 1.1.

US Pat. No. 10,401,008

TRACK LIGHTING FIXTURES AND APPLICATION THEREOF

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A track head for a track lighting system, the track head comprising:a track mount;
a baseless light bulb assembly without a light bulb socket; and
a conduit extending from the track mount and coupling to the baseless light bulb assembly, the conduit comprising electrical leads extending therein and connecting with power circuitry of the baseless light bulb assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,400,985

LIGHTING DEVICE

1. A lighting device comprising:an optical unit having at least one optical element, wherein the optical unit includes a light-guiding body having:
a light entry surface on a lower side thereof;
a light exit surface on an upper side thereof; and
at least one fastening region formed integrally with the optical unit as a plurality of spring elements formed as tabs protruding laterally and obliquely backward from a circumferential outer edge of the optical unit with respect to the upper side of the light-guiding body towards the lower side of the light-guiding body, wherein the optical unit is fastened to the lighting device by means of the at least one fastening region; and
a cover configured to cover at least partially a front end of the lighting device so as to contact the plurality of spring elements formed as tabs in a manner that presses the optical unit onto a support surface within the lighting device while allowing the optical unit to be self-adjusting with respect to positioning relative to the support surface;
wherein the optical unit is fastened to the lighting device with a force fit in at least one direction and can be moved through the at least one fastening region in the direction of the force-fit fastening; and
wherein the plurality of spring elements formed as tabs is arranged such that the optical unit is self-centering with respect to at least one semiconductor light source of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,400,787

SEALING DEVICE FOR TURBOMACHINES

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A sealing device for separating a first compartment from a second compartment, the sealing device comprising:a rotary component;
a stationary component;
at least a first sealing member between the rotary component and the stationary component;
an annular wet-particles collector;
an oil-jet element, mounted on the rotary component for rotation therewith, the oil-jet element being surrounded by the annular wet-particles collector, such that wet articles contacting the oil-jet element are projected by centrifugal force into the annular wet-particles collector; and
a dry-gas delivery port, arranged for delivering dry gas between the rotary component and the stationary component towards the first sealing member;
wherein the first sealing member is arranged between the first compartment and the oil-j et element.

US Pat. No. 10,400,684

ENGINE-DRIVEN WORKING MACHINE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. A working machine having a centrifugal clutch between an internal combustion engine and an operating unit with a blade,the working machine providing control of preventing the RPM of the internal combustion engine from exceeding a clutch-in RPM in an engine RPM suppression mode executed at the start of the internal combustion engine so as to inhibit the centrifugal clutch from entering an engaged state,
the working machine comprising:
a mode cancelling means configured to cancel the engine RPM suppression mode when a predetermined mode cancelation condition for cancelling the engine RPM suppression mode is satisfied;
a cancelation condition changing means configured to change the mode cancelation condition depending on a change in an engine operational state detected during execution of the engine RPM suppression mode or an elapsed time;
a watch mode of monitoring the operational state of the internal combustion engine after the engine RPM suppression mode is canceled by the mode cancelling means, and
a determining means configured to determine whether it is better to restart the engine RPM suppression mode based on information acquired through execution of the watch mode, wherein
if the determining means determine that it is better to restart the engine RPM suppression mode, the engine RPM suppression mode is restarted.

US Pat. No. 10,399,415

MOTOR VEHICLE TAILGATE COMPRISING A PLASTIC BOX STRUCTURE

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A motor vehicle tailgate comprising a plastic box structure comprising at least one structural element supporting a rear screen, the structural element being elongated in a longitudinal direction, wherein the structural element delimits, with the rear screen, a housing comprising an interior opening, the interior opening being closed by means of a lining which is attached so as to form at least partially a longitudinal wall of the housing, adjacent to the rear screen and arranged towards the inside of the rear screen, in such a way that the housing houses an electrical element of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,398,235

MULTI-CHAMBER INFLATABLE DEVICE

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

12. An inflatable mattress comprising:a top panel including an upper-most surface of the mattress, the upper-most surface disposed in an upper-most plane;
a bottom panel including a lower-most surface of the mattress configured to contact the ground, the lower-most surface disposed in a lower-most plane;
an outer peripheral panel coupled to the top panel and the bottom panel to define an internal cavity of the mattress;
an intermediate panel disposed in the internal cavity between the top panel and the bottom panel with a main air chamber disposed below the intermediate panel and an upper air chamber disposed above the intermediate panel; and
a plurality of tensioning assemblies disposed in the main air chamber, each tensioning assembly having an upper end coupled to the intermediate panel and a lower end coupled to the bottom panel;
wherein, when the internal cavity of the mattress is inflated, the upper end of each tensioning assembly is closer to the upper-most plane than the lower end of each tensioning assembly is to the lower-most plane.

US Pat. No. 10,398,228

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail;
a second rail movable relative to the first rail;
a third rail movably mounted between the first rail and the second rail;
a damping device mounted to the first rail;
a contact member mounted to the first rail;
a synchronization member movably mounted to the third rail;
a fastening member movably mounted to the third rail; and
a second elastic member configured to apply an elastic force to the fastening member;
wherein the third rail comprises a first pushing feature and a second pushing feature respectively located at two sides of the damping device;
wherein when the third rail is moved relative to the first rail along an opening direction, the third rail pushes the damping device through the first pushing feature to allow the damping device to provide damping effect;
wherein when the third rail is moved relative to the first rail along a retracted direction, the third rail pushes the damping device through the second pushing feature to allow the damping device to provide damping effect;
wherein when the second rail is moved from a retracted position along the opening direction, the third rail is synchronously moved with the second rail relative to the first rail along the opening direction through the synchronization member; and when the second rail and the third rail are moved to a first predetermined position, the third rail is no longer synchronously moved with the second rail due to interaction between the synchronization member and the contact member;
wherein when the third rail is moved from the first predetermined position to a second predetermined position along the opening direction, the fastening member is configured to be fastened to the contact member, in order to prevent the third rail from being retracted relative to the first rail;
wherein the fastening member is pivoted to the third rail by a second shaft member, the fastening member has a first section and a second section respectively located at two sides of the second shaft member, and the second section is configured to be fastened to the contact member.
US Pat. No. 10,400,014

MUTANT CSGG PORES

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. An apparatus for characterizing a target analyte, the apparatus comprising a mutant CsgG monomer comprising a variant of the sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 390, wherein the variant comprises a mutation at one or more of positions Y51, N55 and F56, and an in vitro membrane, wherein the monomer is inserted into the in vitro membrane.