US Pat. No. 10,412,784

FIELD DEVICE FOR USE IN HYGIENIC APPLICATIONS IN PROCESS- AND AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE

1. A field device for use in hygienic applications in process and automation technology, comprising:at least one sensor element embodied to register a measured variable;
at least one electrical circuit configured for transducing the measured variable registered by the sensor element into a measurement signal;
at least one heating element;
at least one closed housing, having an outside and an inside, in which at least the sensor element, the electrical circuit and the heating element are disposed and mounted; and
first and second connection pins connected to the sensor element and the electrical circuit, via which the sensor element and the electrical circuit are electrically connected with an external energy supply unit, thereby forming a first electrical current loop,
wherein a second electrical current loop is formed such that the heating element is in electrical contact with the external energy supply unit via one of the first and second connection pins and a third connection pin, wherein the first, second, and third connection pins are distinct, wherein the second electrical current loop forms a parallel circuit with the first electrical current loop.

US Pat. No. 10,412,840

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

DOTSLAM, INC., Lafayette...

1. A method for producing electrical connections, comprising:manufacturing a pin to insert into a hole that traverses one or more layers of electrical circuits,
wherein the hole is lined by one or more electrical contacts in electrical continuity with at least one of the electrical circuits;
wherein the pin comprises an insulating material and one or more electrically conductive pathways; and
inserting the pin into the hole to produce electrical connections between the one or more electrical contacts lining the hole and the one or more electrically conductive pathways on the pin,
wherein the insulating material is mechanically compressed prior to insertion, allowing expansion after insertion, and
wherein the connection of the one or more electrical connections is produced due to expansion of the insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,412,860

HEAT CAPTURE SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS PROVIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE PROTECTION

Heatmine LLC, Salem, MA ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an electrically-powered component;
a liquid-impermeable container encapsulating the electrically-powered component, wherein the container encapsulates the electrically-powered component;
a liquid bath surrounding the container, wherein the container includes a substance in contact with the electrically-powered component, wherein the substance has a thermal conductivity of greater than 1 W·m-1·K-1 and wherein the substance prevents the liquid bath from contacting the electrically-powered component; and
a liquid circulation circuit through which liquid of the liquid bath is configured to flow, wherein the liquid circulation circuit includes a heat extraction element and at least one conduit between the container and the heat extraction element, wherein the conduit is configured to allow liquid of the liquid bath to flow from the container to the heat extraction element, such that heat is transmitted heat from the container to the heat extraction element.

US Pat. No. 10,412,846

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HOUSING STRUCTURE USED IN THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a transparent member arranged on at least one of a front surface and a rear surface of the electronic device;
a metallic housing surrounding a boundary of the transparent member, and forming a lateral outer appearance of the electronic device; and
a non-metallic absorption member arranged inside the metallic housing,
wherein at least a portion of the non-metallic absorption member is arranged to face a side surface of the transparent member,
wherein the metallic housing comprises a protection portion arranged adjacent to the boundary of the transparent member,
wherein a portion of an interface between the non-metallic absorption member and the protection portion, which faces the transparent member, is disposed inward relative to a first virtual extension line virtually extending along an external surface of the transparent member, and
wherein an inner surface of the protection portion facing the non-metallic absorption member includes a surface inclined at a preset angle with respect to a front or rear direction of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,407,358

PROCESS FOR ETHYLENE OLIGOMERIZATION TO PRODUCE ALPHA-OLEFINS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method for producing linear alpha olefins, comprising:contacting ethylene, in a reactor under oligomerization conditions, with a heterogeneous catalytic composition to produce a first product stream, the heterogeneous catalytic composition containing a catalyst, a co-catalyst, and a solid support;
recovering, from the reactor, the first product stream including linear alpha olefins, unreacted ethylene, spent catalytic composition fraction, and usable catalytic composition fraction;
separating the spent catalytic composition fraction from the first product stream using a particle size-based separation process to produce a second product stream;
separating the usable catalytic composition fraction from the second product stream to produce a third product stream;
fractionating the third product stream to separate at least one linear alpha olefin product; and
recycling the usable catalytic composition fraction to the reactor;
wherein the spent catalytic composition fraction comprises a polymer byproduct of the oligomerization, said spent catalytic composition fraction has a size distribution in the range of 30-500 microns;
wherein the usable catalytic composition fraction has a size distribution of less than 30 micron, and
wherein the particle size-based separation process is filtration or centrifugation.

US Pat. No. 10,412,789

METHOD FOR REGULATING A COOKING PROCESS

Cuciniale GmbH, Lindau (...

1. A method for regulating a cooking process using an item of cookware having inductive properties on a cooking area, wherein a coil is arranged as part of an LC resonant circuit in a region of the cooking area and a natural frequency of the LC resonant circuit is measured repeatedly or continuously, said method having the following method steps:A) alternately heating the cooking area with at least two different target powers, wherein a first target power is held longer than a second target power, and wherein the first target power is selected to be higher than the second target power, wherein during this process a temperature at a bottom of the item of cookware is repeatedly or continuously measured using a temperature sensor to generate a measured temperature profile and said natural frequency of the LC resonant circuit is repeatedly or continuously measured;
B) determining a parameter function or vector function from the measured temperature profile over time of the temperature sensor and from the frequency of the LC resonant circuit depending on the time and depending on the least two target powers; and
C) conducting the cooking process depending on the parameter function or vector function determined in method step B) and depending on the frequency of the LC resonant circuit and/or the change over time of the frequency of the LC resonant circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,412,818

X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An X-ray diagnostic apparatus comprising:an X-ray tube assembly including a filament that emits electrons, a target that generates X-rays by receiving the electrons, and a grid having a potential to adjust a potential gradient around the filament; and
grid potential control circuitry configured to switch the potential of the grid to a potential at which the potential gradient around the filament becomes greater than a potential gradient generated by a potential of the filament and a potential of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,412,810

SETTING SUPPORT APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A setting support apparatus performing lighting setting with respect to an illumination device which includes multiple sets of multiple types of light emitting units having dominant wavelengths different from each other, the setting support apparatus comprising:a display unit and a touch panel mounted on a display surface of the display unit, configured to display a user interface and receive a user operation to perform the lighting setting in accordance with the user operation,
wherein the setting support apparatus is configured to output the lighting setting performed via the user interface to the illumination device,
wherein the user interface comprises a setting content displaying region configured to display multiple regions set with respect to a lighting region of each set of the multiple light emitting units, a lighting region receiving region configured to receive selection of one or multiple regions from the multiple regions, a light emitting intensity receiving region configured to receive designation of light emitting intensity for each type of the light emitting units, and a full display region configured to display an image of a target captured by an image capturing unit, wherein the image capturing unit is configured to capture the image of the target through an opening portion of an upper portion of the illumination device,
wherein the setting support apparatus sets the designated light emitting intensity for each type with respect to the light emitting units included in the selected one or multiple regions.

US Pat. No. 10,412,799

POWERED DEVICE AND POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING THE POWERED DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A powered device for being used in a power distribution system, the power distribution system comprising:a power providing device for providing a power at an output voltage to the powered device over a power output interface and for monitoring said power for occurrence of an overload condition, which occurs when said power corresponds to a predetermined second power limit, and
an electrical conductor for transmitting the power between the power providing device and the powered device;wherein the powered device is assigned to a power class corresponding to a predetermined first power limit and the predetermined second power limit, the predetermined first power limit relating to a maximum power that the powered device may consume and the predetermined second power limit relating to a maximum power that the power providing device of the power distribution system may provide; and w herein the powered device is arranged to indicate the assigned power class to the power providing device;the powered device comprising:a power input interface for receiving the power,
an electrical load, and
an electrical load power providing unit for transforming the power received over the power input interface into an electrical load power and for providing the electrical load power to the electrical load,
wherein the electrical load power providing unit is arranged for determining a current limit as a power control value based on the output voltage of the power provided over the power output interface by the power providing device of the power distribution system, and
wherein the electrical load power providing unit is further arranged to control the power level of the electrical load power based on the power control value to avoid the occurrence of the overload condition at the power providing device, such that the power consumed by the powered device is above the predetermined first power limit and the power provided by the power providing device is equal to or below, the predetermined second power limit.

US Pat. No. 10,412,835

PACKAGE SUBSTRATE

Qi Ding Technology Qinhua...

1. A package substrate comprising:a dielectric layer comprising a first side and a second side, the second side opposite to the first side;
a first circuit layer located at the first side of the dielectric layer, and comprising a plurality of spaced first circuit patterns embedded into the dielectric layer;
a second circuit layer located at the second side of the dielectric layer, and comprising a plurality of spaced second circuit patterns located on the second side the dielectric layer;
at least one electrically conductive pole electrically coupling the first circuit layer to the second circuit layer; and
a solder resist film formed on a side of the first circuit layer facing away from the dielectric layer;
wherein each of the first circuit patterns has:
an extension direction from the first side of the dielectric layer toward the second side of the dielectric layer; and
widths gradually decreasing along the extension direction;
wherein the solder resist film defines a plurality of openings, and each of the openings has a width gradually decreasing along the extension direction.

US Pat. No. 10,412,768

METHOD AND DEVICES OF PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE BETWEEN A USER EQUIPMENT, UE, AND A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK OF A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of performing a random access procedure between a User Equipment (UE) and a radio access network, wherein said radio access network comprises two radio access nodes that use different sets of signature sequences to differentiate random access requests coming from different UEs, said method comprising:receiving, by a first of said two radio access nodes, a random access request from said UE, wherein said random access request comprises a signature sequence;
determining, by said first radio access node, that said random access request is intended for said first radio access node based on said signature sequence comprised by said random access request;
receiving, by said first radio access node, from a second of said two radio access nodes, said random access request, thereby indicating that said second radio access node has also received said random access request from said UE; and
sending, by said first radio access node, a response based on said random access request received from said UE and based on said random access request received from said second radio access node.

US Pat. No. 10,412,765

COMMUNICATION METHOD IN UNLICENSED BAND AND DEVICE USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for communicating in an unlicensed band, the method comprising:transmitting, by a wireless device, a first reservation signal when succeeding in clear channel assessment (CCA) in an unlicensed band during a first reservation time;
attempting, by the wireless device, to detect a second reservation signal transmitted by another wireless device during the first reservation time;
when the second reservation signal has a same priority as the first reservation signal, transmitting, by the wireless device, a third reservation signal when succeeding in CCA in the unlicensed band during a second reservation time following the first reservation time;
attempting, by the wireless device, to detect a fourth reservation signal transmitted by the other wireless device during the second reservation time; and
determining, by the wireless device, to transmit data during a data time following the second reservation time when the fourth reservation signal has a lower priority than the third reservation signal,
wherein the first to fourth reservation signals are transmitted at different times.

US Pat. No. 10,412,870

BOARD WORK MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board work machine comprising:a board fixing device configured to fix a board;
a board work device configured to perform work with respect to the board fixed by the board fixing device;
an imaging device configured to image a surface of the board fixed by the board fixing device;
a control device configured to recognize an imaging target as a reference mark in a case in which a position deviation amount of the imaging target imaged by the imaging device is within a set tolerance range, and control the board work device to perform work using the recognized reference mark as a reference,
wherein the board includes an overall reference mark that represents a reference of the board overall and a local area reference mark that represents a reference of a local area, the set tolerance range for recognizing the local area reference mark is smaller than the set tolerance for recognizing the overall reference mark,
wherein the control device determines whether a position deviation amount of the overall reference mark is within the set tolerance for recognizing the overall reference mark and determines whether a position deviation amount of the local reference mark is within the set tolerance for recognizing the local reference mark, and
wherein the control device stops operation of the board work device if either of the position deviation amount of the overall reference mark and the position deviation amount of the local reference mark are outside the respective set tolerance.

US Pat. No. 10,412,869

COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting device comprising:a head holding body including a spindle that rotates about a rotation center of the spindle, the spindle including an engagement member which holds a head that is provided with a component holder which is capable of holding and releasing a component and rotating about a rotation center of the component holder held on the spindle, wherein the head includes a reference section provided on the head:
a controller configured to control an operation of the head holding body; and
a storage medium for storing data,
wherein the controller determines whether it is necessary to generate calibration data of the head when a predetermined head is held by the head holding body by determining whether the calibration data of the head held by the head holding body is stored in the storage medium,
wherein in a case where it is necessary to generate calibration data of the head held by the head holding body, the controller performs measurement of a position of the reference section of the head with respect to the rotation center of the spindle and with respect to the rotation center of the component holder and performs generation of the calibration data of the head held by the head holding body based on the measurement of the position of the reference section of the head with respect to the rotation centers of the spindle and the component holder, stores the calibration data of the head in the storage medium in association with an identification code of the head, and controls operation of the head holding body in which the head is held based on the calibration data of the head and the position of the reference section, and
wherein in a case where it is not necessary to generate the calibration data of the head, the controller measures the position of the reference section, reads the calibration data which is associated with the identification code from the storage medium, and controls operation of the head holding body in which the head is held based on the measured position of the reference section and the calibration data of the head which is stored in the storage medium.

US Pat. No. 10,412,836

THINNED FLEXIBLE POLYIMIDE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Microcosm Technology Co.,...

1. A thinned flexible polyimide substrate, comprising:a polyimide resin having a linear thermal expansion coefficient of less than 40 ppm/K;
a conductor layer formed of a plurality of stacked metal nanoparticles having pores therebetween, each of the pores having a size between 0.1 ?m and 1 ?m, wherein a portion of the polyimide resin fills in the pores; and
a polyimide insulating layer formed of the polyimide resin coated on the conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,412,788

HEATING ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A heating element comprising:a transparent substance;
a conductive heating line that is provided on at least one side of the transparent substance; and
a bus bars that is electrically connected to the conductive heating line,
wherein 30% or more of the entire area of the transparent substance has a conductive heating line pattern in which, when a straight line that intersects the conductive heating line is drawn, a ratio of a standard deviation of distances between adjacent intersection points of the straight line and the conductive heating line to an average value of distances between adjacent intersection points of the straight line and the conductive heating line is 5% or more, and
wherein the conductive heating line pattern comprises shapes with linked vertexes after a basic unit of a regular polygon is designated and positions of each vertex of the polygon is randomly changed within a unit area that has a circular shape with the vertex of the polygon as its center and a length of any one side of the polygon as its diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,412,787

COOKING APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A cooking appliance comprisinga base;
an upper cover configured to articulate with the base;
a liquid retaining surface; and
a liquid container,
wherein the liquid container is detachably installed at a position on the liquid retaining surface such that a liquid flowing gravitationally downwards from the upper cover in an open position relative to the base is guided by a section of the liquid retaining surface into the liquid container.

US Pat. No. 10,412,785

MANUALLY ACTIVATED VAPORIZING OR SMOKING DEVICE

YETS Innovation, Inc., C...

1. A device for heating material for use in inhalation, comprising:a housing defining two battery compartments and two separate material chambers each adapted to receive material, each of said battery compartments being adapted to receive at least one battery;
a selectively activated heating system that heats material in each of said chambers when the material is in contact with part of said heating system, said heating system comprising two conductive electrodes each having a portion extending into a respective one of said battery compartments and adapted to be electrically coupled to the at least one battery when present in the respective one of said battery compartments;
an activation system that activates said heating system; and
an outlet portion comprising a mouthpiece having an interior in flow communication with each of said chambers, and an adapter configured to fit over said mouthpiece, said outlet portion having a first configuration when said adapter is not over said mouthpiece and a second configuration when said adapter is over said mouthpiece and provides an outer circumference for said outlet portion that is larger than the outer circumference provided when said adapter is not over said mouthpiece,
said housing comprising:
an intermediate ring section defining two rings and a bridging portion connecting said two rings together; and
two battery housings each connected to said intermediate ring section and defining a respective one of said battery compartments,
whereby a user can place their mouth over said mouthpiece and directly inhale material being heated in said chambers or connect an inlet of an inhaling appliance to said adapter when said adapter is fit over said mouthpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,412,779

TECHNIQUES TO DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURE JITTER BUFFER SIZING

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:maintaining a jitter buffer for a streaming network connection on a client device;
generating a data structure containing a media frame delay distribution based on at least one of media frame retrieval from the jitter buffer by a media playback component and media frame addition to the jitter buffer by a streaming component, the media frame distribution split into discrete buckets of measurement, each bucket corresponding to a span of delay, each bucket containing a count of the number of times a delay between the most recent retrieval of a frame from the jitter buffer and the most recent addition to the jitter buffer fell within the span of delay represented by that bucket;
upon each addition to or retrieval of a frame form the jitter buffer, incrementing the count associated with the bucket representing the delay between the most recent addition of a frame to the jitter buffer and the most recent retrieval of a frame from the jitter buffer;
determining a jitter buffer target size by determining a jitter buffer size which would prevent at least one of media frame retrievals from the jitter buffer by the media playback component or media frame additions to the jitter buffer by the streaming component from hitting an empty jitter buffer at least a predefined percentage of the time, based on a retrospective analysis the media frame delay distribution; and
adjusting the size of the jitter buffer to the jitter buffer target size.

US Pat. No. 10,412,773

METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a first user equipment (UE), data in a wireless communication system supporting a device-to-device (D2D) communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a downlink control information (DCI) format used to schedule control information;
transmitting, to a second UE, the control information based on the received DCI format;
determining a specific bitmap pattern to transmit D2D data,
wherein the specific bitmap pattern is determined based on a reference bitmap included in the received DCI format, the reference bitmap comprising 8 bits; and
transmitting, to the second UE, the D2D data according to the determined specific bitmap pattern,
wherein each bit of the specific bitmap pattern is set to ‘0’ or ‘1’,
wherein each bit set to ‘1’ represents a subframe that is used for the D2D data transmission,
wherein each bit set to ‘0’ represents a subframe that is not used for the D2D data transmission,
wherein the specific bitmap pattern includes the reference bitmap at least once in consideration of one or more subframes used for transmitting the D2D data, and
wherein the reference bitmap is configured by the base station based on a distance between the first UE and the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,412,759

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK IN UNLICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for downlink transmission in an unlicensed band, the method comprising:determining, by a first base station (BS)in a first group, a first delay time to initiate first clear channel assessment (CCA) in the unlicensed band from a reference time;
determining, by a second BS in the first group, a second delay time to initiate second CCA in the unlicensed band from the reference time, wherein the first delay time is longer than the second delay time;
checking, by the first BS, whether a channel is idle by performing the first CCA during a first CCA duration after the first delay time, wherein the first CCA duration is defined in inverse proportion to the first delay time;
checking, by the second BS, whether the channel is idle by performing the second CCA during a second CCA duration after the second delay time, wherein the second CCA duration is defined in inverse proportion to the second delay time; and
simultaneously performing, by the first and second BSs, downlink transmissions during the same time when the channel is idle.

US Pat. No. 10,412,748

ENHANCED CARRIER AGGREGATION SCHEDULING METHOD AND DEVICE IN USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Shanghai Langbo Communica...

1. An enhanced carrier aggregation scheduling method in a UE, comprising the following steps:Step A: receiving a high layer signaling to determine K sets of configuration information, the K sets of configuration information correspond to K serving cells respectively, and the configuration information comprising a first index, a second index, a third index and the working frequency band information;
Step B: receiving a first signaling on a first serving cell, the first signaling comprising a fourth index and the scheduling information;
Step C: determining a second serving cell according to a first set of the configuration information and the fourth index of the first signaling, and transporting a wireless signal on the second serving cell according to the scheduling information of the first signaling;
wherein the first signaling is a physical layer signaling, the transporting is receiving or transmitting, the first serving cell and the second serving cell are respectively one of the K serving cells; the first set of the configuration information is the configuration information corresponding to the first serving cell, a second set of the configuration information is the configuration information corresponding to the second serving cell; Each of the first indexes of the K sets of the configuration information is unique; a number of bits of the third index is less than a number of bits of the first index; and the second set of the configuration information is one set of the configuration information in the K sets of the configuration information satisfying the following conditions:
a value of the second index equals to a value of the first index of the first set of the configuration information;
a value of the third index equals to a value of the fourth index of the first signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,412,867

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING ASSEMBLY, ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE AND LIGHTNING PROTECTION MODULE AND POWER SUPPLY

3Y POWER TECHNOLOGY (TAIW...

1. An electromagnetic shielding assembly adapted for a power supply, the electromagnetic shielding assembly comprising:an electromagnetic interference shielding component comprising:
a plate body;
a bending portion, an included angle being formed between the plate body and the bending portion, and the plate body and the bending portion cooperatively covering an input socket of the power supply;
a first grounding pin is disposed on the bending portion, a second grounding pin is disposed on the plate body and extends in a direction opposite to the first grounding pin, and the first grounding pin and the second grounding pin are grounded with and screwed to the housing of the power supply; and
a welding pin disposed on a side of the bending portion away from the plate body and configured to electrically connect to an auxiliary circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,412,865

VEHICLE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A vehicle electric apparatus configured to be installed in an extra-cabin space in a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:an electric circuit unit that comprises a switching unit configured to switch a direct-current voltage; and
a metal housing that houses the electric circuit unit,
wherein the metal housing comprises multiple housing parts, and adjacent housing parts out of the multiple housing parts are secured to one another at multiple securing positions with respective bar-shaped securing members, and
wherein, an axial direction of at least one bar-shaped securing member out of the bar-shaped securing members used for at least one securing position out of the multiple securing positions is set so as to orient toward an outside of a cabin an emission direction of an electromagnetic wave from the electric circuit unit through the at least one bar-shaped securing member,
wherein the electric circuit unit comprises a charging circuit configured to charge an onboard battery,
wherein each of the bar-shaped securing members has an outer end and an inner end, the outer end being located near an outer side of the metal housing in the axial direction, the inner end being an opposite end to the outer end in the axial direction,
wherein the at least one bar-shaped securing member used for the at least one securing position is oriented such that, when a line segment between the inner end and the outer end is extended from the outer end, the cabin is not located on an extended portion of the line segment on the outer end side,
wherein the metal housing covers the electric circuit unit and the onboard battery,
wherein the at least one securing position is positioned on an electric circuit unit side, and
wherein the at least one bar-shaped securing member used for the at least one securing position is oriented such that, when the line segment between the inner end and the outer end is extended from the inner end, the onboard battery is located on an extended portion of the line segment on an inner end side.

US Pat. No. 10,412,859

STORAGE DEVICE CARRIER SYSTEM

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A storage device carrier system comprising: a linear array of mounting trays positioned substantially at the same height, wherein each mounting tray is configured to removeably receive a storage device; and a velocity-increasing longitudinal cooling channel configured to provide cooling air to the linear array of mounting trays, wherein the velocity-increasing longitudinal cooling channel includes a plurality of spacer assemblies configured to reduce a cross-sectional area of the velocity-increasing longitudinal cooling channel, wherein a spacer assembly of the plurality of spacer assemblies is positioned underneath each mounting tray in the linear array of mounting trays, wherein each spacer assembly of the plurality of spacer assemblies has a height greater than the height of a previous spacer assembly and further reduces the cross-sectional area of the velocity-increasing longitudinal cooling channel.

US Pat. No. 10,412,833

METHOD TO NEUTRALIZE INCORRECTLY ORIENTED PRINTED DIODES

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A method for forming a circuit comprising:printing pre-formed devices having a pn junction on a first conductor, the devices having a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the devices are printed as an ink and have a proper orientation and a reverse orientation after settling on the first conductor;
curing the ink such that one of the first electrode and second electrode, depending on the devices' orientations, electrically contacts the first conductor;
depositing a second conductor over the devices such that the other of the first electrode and second electrode electrically contacts the second conductor, wherein groups of the devices are electrically connected in parallel by the first conductor and second conductor; and
applying a sufficient voltage across the first conductor and second conductor to forward bias the devices having the reverse orientation, causing a sufficient current to flow through each of the devices having the reverse orientation to create an open circuit, such that the devices having the reverse orientation do not affect a rectifying function of the devices having the proper orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,412,827

METHOD OF MAKING A RIGID-FLEX CIRCUIT BOARD

QING DING PRECISION ELECT...

1. A method of making a rigid-flex circuit board, the method comprising:providing a first base layer and a second base layer, coating a photosensitive material on a surface of the first base layer and on a surface of the second base layer, and exposing the photosensitive material to form a circuit pattern;
coating a conductive material on the exposed portions of the surface of both the first base layer and the second base layer, removing the photosensitive material outside of the conductive material, and solidifying the conductive material to form a first conductive circuit layer on the first base layer and a second conductive circuit layer on the second base layer;
providing an insulating layer and laminating the insulating layer between the first base layer and the second base layer to form a core substrate, the first conductive circuit layer and the second conductive circuit layer embedded within the insulating layer;
providing a first adhesive layer, the first adhesive layer defining a first opening, and laminating the first adhesive layer to an outer surface of the first base layer, the first adhesive layer located on a surface of the first base layer opposite to the first conductive circuit layer, the first base layer exposed through the first opening;
providing and laminating a first copper film on a surface of the first adhesive layer opposite to the first base layer, forming a first outer conductive circuit layer from the first copper film, the first copper film defining an opening aligned with the first opening; and
wherein a portion of the core substrate located within the first opening is defined as a flexible board section, and the portions of the core substrate located outside of the first opening are defined as a hard board section.

US Pat. No. 10,412,778

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA SERVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission method for a data service, comprising:detecting a transmission state of each packet data protocol (PDP) link among all PDP links that is established for a data service, wherein any one of the PDP links is established for the data service based on either a default access point name (APN) of an application executing the data service or an APN corresponding to a service type of the data service;
receiving application status information for an application executing a first data service corresponding to a first PDP link;
determining a transmission state of the first PDP link according to the application status information;
determining that the transmission state of the first PDP link is abnormal when the application status information is in an abnormal operating state;
establishing a new PDP link based on a candidate APN when the transmission state of the first PDP link is abnormal, wherein the candidate APN supports an APN type of an APN used by the first PDP link; and
transmitting, according to the new PDP link, data for the first data service corresponding to the first PDP link.

US Pat. No. 10,412,732

USER EQUIPMENT AND D2D COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. User equipment to be used in a mobile communication system supporting device to device communication, the user equipment comprising:a setting unit that receives device-to-device communication gap configuration information from a base station, and sets a device-to-device communication gap based on the device-to-device communication gap configuration information; and
a communication unit that monitors a device-to-device communication signal in a different frequency using the device-to-device communication gap,
wherein the device-to-device communication gap that is set based on the device-to-device communication gap configuration information is a time interval with a predetermined time length in a time domain, the time interval being allocated based on a time hopping pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,412,868

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING WORKPIECES

Nagaoka Seisakusho Corp.,...

1. A system comprising:a stocker that is configured to store a plurality of workpieces in a stacked state on the stocker;
a holding unit including at least one pair of pads that form an inverted V-shaped along a conveying direction and configured to sandwich and clamp both ends of a width direction of one of the workpieces, wherein the width direction is cross to the conveying direction;
a moving unit that is configured to move the stocker downward with respect to the holding unit and the one of the workpieces clamped by the at least one pair of pads is separated from other workpieces;
a conveying unit that is configured to relatively move in and out below the holding unit and convey the separated workpiece released from the holding unit, wherein the conveying unit includes a pair of feeding units that is configured to convey the separated workpiece in the conveying direction with supporting the both ends of a lower surface of the separated workpiece;
a pair of stands that are configured to support both the holding unit and the conveying unit at the fixed heights respectively, wherein the pair of stands extend in an up and down direction and the stocker moves up and down between the pair of stands; and
a width changing unit that is configured to adjust integrally, by changing a distance between the pair of stands, a distance for separating the one of workpieces by the at least one pair of pads of the holding unit and a distance for conveying the separated workpiece by the pair of feeding units of the conveying unit to match a width of the plurality of workpieces to be separated and conveyed.

US Pat. No. 10,412,866

COVER FILM

ASIA ELECTRONIC MATERIAL ...

1. A cover film, comprising:a conductive adhesive layer;
an electromagnetic shielding layer formed on the conductive adhesive layer and having a thickness of 0.01 to 25 micrometers;
an electromagnetic absorption layer formed on the electromagnetic shielding layer, wherein the electromagnetic shielding layer is sandwiched between the conductive adhesive layer and the electromagnetic absorption layer, and wherein the electromagnetic absorption layer has a thickness of from 0.1 to 25 micrometers; and
an insulating layer formed on the electromagnetic shielding layer, wherein the electromagnetic absorption layer is sandwiched between the electromagnetic shielding layer and the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,412,863

CHARGING DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVELY CHARGING AN ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CHARGING DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A charging device for inductively charging an electrical energy store of a motor vehicle, comprising:a primary coil, which is designed for inducing a voltage in a secondary coil of the motor vehicle for charging the electrical energy store;
a lifting mechanism which is designed for moving the primary coil between a stowage position and a charging position,
a fan unit, which is arranged in such a way that an air flow that can be produced by means of the fan unit flows around a power electronics of the charging device and subsequently flows to the lifting mechanism,
a heating unit, which is arranged in such a way that the air flow that can be produced by the fan unit flows around the heating unit and subsequently flows to the lifting mechanism; and
a control unit, which is designed for the purpose of operating the fan unit or the fan unit and the heating unit as a function of supplied weather data, with respect to ambient temperature and ambient humidity,
wherein the control unit is designed for the purpose of activating the fan unit or the fan unit and the heating unit, if a force, which is greater than a predefined force value, is applied for moving the lifting mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,412,841

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for making a flexible printed circuit board comprising:providing an insulating laminate comprising a base layer, the base layer having two opposite surfaces, a releasing films formed on each surface of the base layer;
defining at least one first through hole in the insulating laminate, each first through hole passing through the base layer and the two releasing films;
forming a conductive paste block in each first through hole, each conductive paste block comprises a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, at least the first end portion protruding from the base layer;
removing the releasing films;
forming a first conductive wiring layer, an insulating layer, and a second conductive wiring layer on each surface of the base layer and in that order, the first end portion of each conductive paste block exposed from the first conductive wiring layer;
defining at least one second through hole in the insulating layer, the second through hole coaxially aligned with each conductive paste block, the second through hole positioned near the first end portion extending to the first end portion and forming a recess in the first end portion; and
forming a conductive via in each second through hole and the correspond recess.

US Pat. No. 10,412,831

CIRCUIT BOARD AND LAYOUT STRUCTURE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A layout structure, comprising:a plurality of chip carrying areas, respectively carrying a plurality of chips; and
a plurality of inner layer connection pads, disposed on at least one edge of the layout structure;
wherein the layout structure has a plurality of outer leading wires, and all outer leading wires of the layout structure are disposed between the inner layer connection pads and the chip carrying areas,
wherein the layout structure is disposed on at least one first circuit board and is connected to a plurality of wires of the at least one first circuit board through the outer leading wires, and the outer leading wires and the wires of the at least one first circuit board are formed by sharing at least one first metal layer,
wherein an extension direction of each of the all outer leading wires in the layout structure is orthogonal to an extension direction of the at least one edge corresponding to the corresponding inner layer connection pad.

US Pat. No. 10,412,744

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data performed by a station (STA) device in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:generating a Multi User (MU) Physical Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) including a physical preamble and a data field sequentially; and
transmitting the MU PPDU,
wherein the physical preamble includes sequentially a Legacy (L)-preamble and a High Efficiency (HE)-preamble,
wherein the HE-preamble includes sequentially an HE-Signal (SIG) A field, an HE-SIG B field, an HE-Short Training Field (STF) field, and an HE-Long Training Field (LTF) field,
wherein a first Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform (IDFT)/Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) period is applied from the L-preamble to the HE-SIG B field and a second IDFT/DFT period is applied from the HE-STF field to the data field,
wherein the second IDFT/DFT period is 4 times of the first IDFT/DFT period,
wherein a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) level applied to the HE-SIG B field is selected as one of a plurality of predefined MCS levels,
wherein the HE-SIG A field includes MCS information on the one selected MCS level for the HE-SIG B field, and
wherein the one selected MCS level is commonly indicated for all STA devices receiving the MU PPDU to decode the HE-SIG B field.

US Pat. No. 10,412,710

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTIPLE-ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining, from a base station, a resource pool supporting a grant-free multiple access, wherein the resource pool comprises a plurality of resource blocks (RBs); and
transmitting, to the base station, an uplink signal by using at least one RB, determined by the terminal, from the plurality of RBs,
wherein a configuration for the grant-free multiple access is changed by the base station, based on a result of a decoding blindly for a plurality of uplink signals comprising the uplink signal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,699

ENHANCING AN ESTIMATE OF THE LOCATION OF A WIRELESS TERMINAL BY USING ONE OR MORE TYPES OF IDENTIFIERS OF A WIRELESS NETWORK

Polaris Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method of estimating the location of a wireless terminal, the method comprising:receiving, by a data-processing system:
i) a service set identifier (SSID) associated with a wireless network and reported by the wireless terminal, and
ii) evidence of the location of the wireless terminal, wherein the evidence is independent of the wireless network;
transmitting, by the data-processing system, a search query to a web mapping service, wherein the search query contains one or more words that are based on the SSID;
receiving, by the data-processing system, a response to the search query, wherein the response contains at least one location of one or more organizations that match the query;
generating, by the data-processing system, a first hypothesis for the location of the wireless terminal based on the evidence of the location;
generating, by the data-processing system, a second hypothesis for the location of the wireless terminal based on the at least one location of the one or more organizations; and
generating, by the data-processing system, an estimate of location of the wireless terminal based on the first hypothesis and the second hypothesis, wherein each of the first and second hypotheses has non-zero weight.

US Pat. No. 10,410,802

SELF-ADJUSTING FRAME FOR MOUNTING OVER A WALL-MOUNTED ELECTRICAL DEVICE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A remote control device that is configured for use in a load control system having a load control device, the load control device configured to control an amount of power delivered to an electrical load that is electrically connected to the load control device, the remote control device comprising:a mounting frame that is configured to be attached to a yoke of a mechanical switch installed in a wallbox, wherein the mechanical switch controls whether power is delivered to the electrical load;
a control unit that is configured to be attached to the mounting frame, the control unit including a control interface and a wireless communication circuit, the control unit configured to translate a user input from the control interface into a control signal that controls the load control device, the control unit further configured to cause the wireless communication circuit to transmit the control signal; and
a faceplate that is configured to be attached to the mounting frame, the faceplate having an opening that is configured to receive at least a portion of the control interface,
wherein the mounting frame includes a biasing member that extends inward from a perimeter wall of the mounting frame, the biasing member configured to bias a rear surface of the mounting frame against an outer surface of a structure that surrounds the wallbox, and
wherein the biasing member includes an attachment portion and a pair of resilient spring arms that suspend the attachment portion relative to the perimeter wall of the mounting frame such that the attachment portion is spaced outward relative to the rear surface of the mounting frame.

US Pat. No. 10,410,498

NON-CONTACT ACTIVITY SENSING NETWORK FOR ELDERLY CARE

Tellus You Care, Inc., S...

1. A method of determining a physical state of a person, comprising:detecting positions of different portions of the person;
transforming detected positions of the person into a point cloud having a density that varies according to movement of each of the portions;
correlating movement and position data from the point cloud with known physical state positions and transitions between different states, wherein each of the physical state positions is associated with particular point densities, sizes, orientations, centers of gravity, and dispositions of bounding boxes of the point cloud; and
choosing a particular physical state by matching the data from the point cloud with the particular physical state.

US Pat. No. 10,412,864

ELECTROMAGNETIC GASKETS FOR A CABLE CONNECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A structure comprising:a gasket assembly rigidly attached within an opening of a housing, wherein the gasket assembly comprises a constrained electromagnetic gasket along an inside perimeter of the opening, wherein the gasket assembly comprises an electromagnetic gasket constrained between a front half of a frame of the gasket assembly and a back half of the frame of the gasket assembly, wherein the frame holds the electromagnetic gasket firmly while allowing movement for flexing, and the back half has an interference fit on a ledge of the back half, and the front half has a slip fit on a ledge of the front half, allowing movement for flexing; and
a cable assembly within the opening, wherein a continuous exterior perimeter of the cable assembly is in direct contact with the electromagnetic gasket, wherein the cable assembly comprises a connector body and at least one wire bundle, and the at least one wire bundle is electrically connected to a server.

US Pat. No. 10,412,857

LIQUID COOLING STATION

ADWATEC OY, Kangasala (F...

1. A liquid cooling station comprising:at least one pump and at least one motor connected to the at least one pump for operating the at least one pump to circulate cooling liquid between the liquid cooling station and an object to be cooled,
at least one first cooling liquid outlet port for supplying the cooling liquid towards the object to be cooled,
at least one first cooling liquid inlet port for receiving the cooling liquid from the object to be cooled, and
at least one connection block, which connection block comprises:
at least one first cavity arranged to receive an operating part of the at least one pump,
at least one second cavity for an additional operational part,
the at least one first cooling liquid outlet port and the at least one first cooling liquid inlet port, and
an internal channel system arranged to connect the at least one first cavity to the at least one first cooling liquid outlet port and the at least one first cooling liquid inlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,412,854

RESTRAINING DATA CENTER EQUIPMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A server rack seismic restraint, comprising:a rear restraint assembly configured to attach to a support surface that is operable to support a data center server rack, the rear restraint assembly comprising:
at least two lateral members positioned to receive the server rack and restrain the server rack against lateral movement based on a force applied to the server rack, the at least two lateral members coupled with the rear restraint assembly at a distance apart to receive a width of the server rack, each of the at least two lateral members comprising a protrusion that extends from the rear restraint assembly to engage either a mating bracket attached to the rack or a side portion of the server rack; and
an angled bracket positioned to receive the server rack and restrain the server rack against vertical movement based on the force applied to the server rack; and
a front restraint assembly configured to attach to the support surface and engage the server rack to restrain the server rack against vertical movement based on the force applied to the server rack.

US Pat. No. 10,412,849

HARDWARE MIGRATION

Honeywell International I...

1. A hardware migration device that is configured to be used when replacing an existing building controller with a new building controller without having to rewire a plurality of wiring connections, the existing building controller operably coupled to a wiring baseboard, the hardware migration device comprising:a top housing;
a plurality of input/output (I/O) adapter boards that are housed by the top housing and are configured to connect to a number of I/O modules of the new building controller when replacing the existing building controller with the new building controller;
a base housing adjacent to the top housing; and
a printed circuit board (PCB) base adjacent to the plurality of I/O adapter boards and housed by the base housing, wherein:
the plurality of I/O adapter boards are electrically connected to the PCB base via a plurality of connectors that each include a first part with a number of connection pins and a second part that includes a number of receiving terminals, wherein the number of receiving terminals are configured to receive the number of connection pins to form an electrical connection; and
the PCB base includes a plurality of traces configured to provide an electrical path from the plurality of connectors that are coupled to the plurality of I/O adapter boards to the wiring baseboard to which the existing building controller was connected when the hardware migration device is connected to the wiring baseboard.

US Pat. No. 10,412,826

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, TERMINAL TEST DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a base substrate; and
a plurality of conductive lines on the base substrate, each of the plurality of conductive lines having one end configured to be connected with a signal output bus of a signal generator and the other end configured to be connected with a terminal,
wherein a fuse is connected in series in each conductive line, and a breaking current IT of the fuse, a maximum operating current I of the conductive line and a fault current IF of the conductive line satisfy:
I where the breaking current IT of the fuse is a minimum current that causes the fuse to open, and the fault current IF of the conductive line is one of a maximum current that does not lead to a fault of the first conductive line and a maximum current that causes no damage to a terminal connected with the first conductive line.

US Pat. No. 10,412,823

CIRCUIT COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND BONDING DEVICES

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A circuit component, comprising:a first circuit board; and
a second circuit board,
wherein at least one of the first circuit board and the second circuit board comprises a bonding detection layer operable to:
detect a bonding parameter between the first circuit board and the second circuit board; and
emit a detection signal when the bonding parameter reaches a preset value, and
wherein the bonding detection layer comprises at least one of the group consisting of:
a pressure detection layer, wherein the bonding parameter is a bonding pressure value; and
a deformation quantity detection layer, wherein the bonding parameter is a deformation quantity of the bonding detection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,412,820

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING MINING FLUIDS FROM MINING BYPRODUCTS

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A plasma treatment system comprising:a plasma arc torch comprising:
a cylindrical vessel having a first end and a second end,
a first tangential inlet/outlet connected to or proximate to the first end,
a second tangential inlet/outlet connected to or proximate to the second end,
an electrode housing connected to the first end of the cylindrical vessel such that a first electrode is (a) aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical vessel, and (b) extends into the cylindrical vessel, and
a hollow electrode nozzle connected to the second end of the cylindrical vessel such that a centerline of the hollow electrode nozzle is aligned with the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical vessel, the hollow electrode nozzle having a first end disposed within the cylindrical vessel and a second end disposed outside the cylindrical vessel;
a screw feeder having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet aligned with the centerline of the hollow electrode nozzle;
a filter screen attached to the outlet of the screw feeder, aligned with the centerline of the hollow electrode nozzle and extending proximate to the hollow electrode nozzle;
a tee attached to the outlet of the screw feeder, enclosing a portion of the filter screen proximate to the screw feeder, and a side outlet aligned with the screw feeder and a bottom outlet;
a high temperature vessel connected to the plasma arc torch and the tee such that the hollow electrode nozzle is attached to or extends into the high temperature vessel and the filter screen extends into the high temperature vessel;
a quencher or a glow discharge system attached to a bottom of the high temperature vessel and the first tangential inlet/outlet of the plasma arc torch;
a first pump or conveyor connected to the inlet of the screw feeder; and
a processor or separator connected to the bottom outlet of the tee.

US Pat. No. 10,412,819

PLASMA HEATER

QILU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNO...

1. A plasma heater, comprising a plasma heating section, an exhaust wasteheat heating section, a gas circulation pump, a water cooling system, a treatment tank for waste gas and waste water; andfurther comprising:
a plurality of circulating water pipes, wherein two of the plurality of circulating water pipes are communicated through a plurality of first water pipes; a diameter of each of the plurality of first water pipes is smaller than a diameter of each of the plurality of circulating water pipes;
a metal cylindrical casing, wherein the plurality of first water pipes is encased by the metal cylindrical casing;
a plurality of plasma generators, wherein the plurality of plasma generators are mutually communicated and are provided on a lateral inner wall of the metal cylindrical casing encasing the plurality of first water pipes; a flame emitted by a plasma torch of the plasma generator is directly applied, in a radial inward direction perpendicular to a flowing direction of water flowing in the plurality of first water pipes, to the first water pipes and perpendicular through a direction of flow of exhaust generated after combustion of the plasma torch for heating;
the exhaust wasteheat heating section comprises the metal cylindrical casing and the plurality of first water pipes; the plasma heating section comprises the metal cylindrical casing, the plurality of first water pipes and the plurality of plasma generators;
the water cooling system is connected to the plasma generators; and
power is supplied to the plurality of plasma generators by a plasma power supplier;
the gas circulation pump is arranged on a water inlet end of the metal cylindrical casing and is communicated with the metal cylindrical casing and the treatment tank for waste gas and waste water; and
exhaust generated after combustion of the plasma torch flows through the exhaust wasteheat heating section in the metal cylindrical casing, then flows out of the metal cylindrical casing and enters into the gas circulation pump, and flows back into the plasma generators through the gas circulation pump for recycling; and
recycled exhaust works for more than 10 minutes before entering into the treatment tank for waste gas and waste water,
wherein a first connecting flange is arranged between the plasma generators and the bottom of the metal cylindrical casing on the plasma heating section; an insulation pad is arranged on the first connecting flange; the metal cylindrical casing and the first water pipes act as suspension electrodes by way of the insulation pad.

US Pat. No. 10,412,813

AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. An ambient light sensor for an electronic device including a capacitance adjuster circuit, comprising:a first photoelectric component having a first positive terminal grounded and a first negative terminal and configured to convert light energy passing through the first photoelectric component into a photocurrent;
a variable capacitor connected to the capacitance adjuster circuit and configured to receive the photocurrent, wherein a capacitance of the variable capacitor is adjusted according to the photocurrent by the capacitance adjuster circuit;
an operational amplifier having a first amplifier input terminal connected to the first negative terminal of the first photoelectric component, and a second amplifier input terminal connected to a reference voltage source, wherein the variable capacitor is connected between the first amplifier input terminal and an output terminal of the operational amplifier, and the operational amplifier is configured to output an amplified error signal based on a difference between a voltage at the first amplifier input terminal and a voltage of the reference voltage source and a gain of the operational amplifier;
a comparator having a first comparator input terminal connected to the output terminal of the operational amplifier and a second comparator input terminal connected to the reference voltage source, and configured to compare the amplified error signal with the voltage of the reference voltage source to output a comparison signal;
a pulse generator circuit connected to an output terminal of the comparator, wherein when the pulse generator circuit determines that a voltage at the first comparator input terminal of the comparator is larger than the voltage of the reference voltage source according to the comparison signal, the pulse generator circuit outputs a pulse signal, a pulse signal has a rising edge or a falling edge that is aligned with an instant time point at which the voltage at the first comparator input terminal is increased to a voltage that is larger than or equal to the voltage of the reference voltage source from a voltage that is smaller than the voltage of the reference voltage source; and
a pulse accumulator circuit connected to the pulse generator circuit and the output terminal of the comparator, and configured to accumulate the number of counts that the voltage at the first comparator input terminal is increased to the voltage that is larger than the voltage of the reference voltage source from the voltage that is smaller than the voltage of the reference voltage source according to the comparison signal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,806

MULTI-COLOR MICRO-LED ARRAY LIGHT SOURCE

HONG KONG BEIDA JADE BIRD...

1. A multi-color micro-LED array light source comprising:a thermally conductive substrate;
multiple arrays of micro-LEDs monolithically integrated on the thermally conductive substrate, wherein the micro-LEDs from all of the arrays in aggregate comprise at least two different color micro-LEDs arranged in an interleaved manner and each array comprises:
a plurality of micro-LEDs that are all a same color;
a driver input for receiving a driver signal for the plurality of micro-LEDs; and
electrical connections that connect the plurality of micro-LEDs to the driver input, wherein the plurality of micro-LEDs are driven in unison by the driver signal; and
passive collimation optics integrated on the thermally conductive substrate, the passive collimation optics comprising:
a reflective cup having a base, the arrays of micro-LEDs positioned at a base of the reflective cup, the reflective cup collimating light produced by the arrays of micro-LEDs outside a central divergence cone; and
refractive optics having a single refractive surface, the refractive optics positioned at the base of the reflective cup so that the arrays of micro-LEDs are immersed within the refractive optics, the refractive optics collimating light produced by the arrays of micro-LEDs within the central divergence cone.

US Pat. No. 10,412,802

LUMINAIRE WITH PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method of setting luminance levels of solid-state light sources of a luminaire with programmable light distribution, the method comprising:obtaining an output of a lighting design program, wherein the output comprises a file describing a desired light beam distribution;
identifying the luminaire from the output of the lighting design program;
converting the desired light beam distribution into luminance levels for the solid-state light sources; and
applying the luminance levels to the solid-state light sources to cause the luminaire to output the desired light beam distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,412,786

DEVICE FOR MELTING ADHESIVE

ROBATECH AG, Muri (CH)

1. A device for melting adhesive, comprising:a melting grill having a multiplicity of passage openings, and having heating elements, wherein the melting grill is heatable by means of the heating elements and melted adhesive by means of the hot melting grill is dischargeable through the passage openings, the melting grill on that side thereof that faces the adhesive to be melted having ribs, wherein the melting grill has rods that are disposed beside one another and ribs that are disposed on the rods, the rods and the ribs being heatable by means of the heating elements, wherein ribs of adjacent rods are aligned so as to be directed toward one another, and the passage cross sections of the passage openings between the rods are modifiable by rotating the rods of the melting grill.

US Pat. No. 10,412,777

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD

Qingdao Hisense Electroni...

10. A method comprising:receiving a request of communication with a first user;
determining whether the first user is present near a first electronic apparatus of electronic apparatuses;
establishing a first communication route with the first electronic apparatus for the communication with the first user in response to the request, if it is determined that the first user is present near the first electronic apparatus;
determining whether the first user is present near a second electronic apparatus of the electronic apparatuses; and
establishing a second communication route with the second electronic apparatus for the communication with the first user in response to the request, if it is determined that the first user is present near the second electronic apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,412,772

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR USING ACCESS POINT NAME (APN) INDEPENDENT SUBSCRIBER BINDINGS

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for using access point name (APN) independent subscriber bindings, the method comprising:at a Diameter signaling router (DSR) for a telecommunications network, wherein the DSR is configured for using preconfigured default access point names (APNs) to route messages that lack APN information while in a multiple pool mode:
providing, to a user device, a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to input or modify preconfigured APN information, wherein the preconfigured APN information includes user-configurable default APNs for different interfaces, ports, applications, or messages types, wherein the user-configurable default APNs includes a first default APN associated with a first Diameter interface and a second default APN associated with a second Diameter interface;
receiving, from a policy related node, a policy related message including a subscriber identifier associated with a subscriber, wherein the policy related message is associated with the first Diameter interface;
determining that the policy related message lacks APN information and that the policy related message is associated with the first Diameter interface;
after determining that the policy related message associated with the first Diameter interface lacks APN information and while the DSR is in the multiple pool mode, using the subscriber identifier and the preconfigured APN information associated with the first Diameter interface to generate or identify a binding between the subscriber and a first policy and charging rules function (PCRF) server of a pool of PCRF servers associated with the first default APN; and
sending, to the first PCRF server, the policy related message received from the policy related node.

US Pat. No. 10,412,764

MULTIPLE FRAME TRANSMISSION

FRONTSIDE, Seongnam (KR)...

1. A method for transmitting a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) in a transmission opportunity (TXOP), the method comprising:transmitting, by a transmitting station, a request to send (RTS) frame for initiating the TXOP to a plurality of receiving stations, the RTS frame including a bandwidth field and a plurality of allocation fields, the bandwidth field indicating a first bandwidth in which the RTS frame is transmitted, each allocation field indicating a second bandwidth in which a clear to send (CTS) frame is to be sent by a corresponding receiving station;
receiving, by the transmitting station, a plurality of clear to send (CTS) frames as a response to the RTS frame from the plurality of receiving stations;
determining, by the transmitting station, a transmission bandwidth of a PPDU to be sent based on the first bandwidth and the second bandwidth; and
transmitting, by the transmitting station, the PPDU in the determined transmission bandwidth during the TXOP,
wherein, when the second bandwidths for all of the plurality of allocation fields are equal to the first bandwidth, the transmission bandwidth of the PPDU is set to a bandwidth equal to or narrower than the first bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,412,743

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a terminal, a random access preamble sequence to a base station in a random access procedure, wherein the random access preamble sequence is sent according to a first number of signal repetition corresponding to a first precision;
after the random access procedure is completed, receiving, by the terminal, a coverage enhancement requirement indication message from the base station, wherein the coverage enhancement requirement indication message indicates a second number of signal repetition corresponding to a second precision, and the second precision is different from the first precision; and
communicating, by the terminal with the base station, according to the second number of signal repetition corresponding to the second precision;
wherein the first number of signal repetition is a first number of times the random access preamble sequence is repeatedly sent in different time resources or in different frequency resources, and the second number of signal repetition is a second number of times a signal is repeatedly sent in different time resources or in different frequency resources.

US Pat. No. 10,412,720

METHOD FOR MONITORING CONTROL CHANNEL AND WIRELESS DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring a control channel in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, information for a search space in which a downlink control channel is monitored,
wherein the received information further includes first information representing either a localized transmission or distributed transmission; and
monitoring, by the wireless device, the downlink control channel in the search space of a subframe,
wherein the downlink control channel is monitored in at least one enhanced control channel element (ECCE) in the search space, each of the at least one ECCE including a plurality of enhanced resource element groups (EREGs),
wherein, when the first information represents the localized transmission, the plurality of EREGs in each of the at least one ECCE are mapped to one of a plurality of physical resource block (PRB) pairs, and
wherein, when the localized transmission is used, the plurality of EREGs are associated with a single antenna port selected from a plurality of antenna ports based on an index of the at least one ECCE and the wireless device's specific information.

US Pat. No. 10,409,909

LEXICAL ANALYZER FOR A NEURO-LINGUISTIC BEHAVIOR RECOGNITION SYSTEM

Omni AI, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for building a dictionary, the dictionary representing patterns associated with a behavior of an object, the method comprising:receiving, via at least one processor, a stream of machine-readable symbols representing normalized data, each symbol being associated with a distinct cluster of vectors generated from the normalized data, the normalized data being obtained by normalizing data in each of a plurality of video frames, the plurality of video frames including a representation of an object;
performing, via the at least one processor, neural network based-linguistic analysis on the normalized data;
generating, via the at least one processor, a hierarchical learning model based on the neural network based-linguistic analysis;
determining, via the at least one processor, combinations of the symbols to identify as machine-readable words based on the hierarchical learning model, the hierarchical learning model having incremental learning levels for learning the machine readable words, each level indicating a length for the machine-readable words being identified at that level, the combinations of symbols to identify as machine-readable words at each level determined based on recurring combinations of symbols observed in the stream;
evaluating, via the at least one processor, statistics for the words identified at each level;
identifying, via the at least one processor, one or more of the words having statistical significance based on the evaluated statistics;
storing the identified one or more of the words having statistical significance and the statistics associated with each of the identified one or more of the words, the statistical significance being determined based on a measure of frequency at which the machine readable-words are observed in the stream of symbols;
determining, via the at least one processor, for an observation of at least a first one of the machine-readable words in the stream, an unusualness score; and
publishing an alert regarding the observation of the first machine readable word, the alert indicating a change in pattern associated with the behavior of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,412,861

EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE AIR FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising: a first air flow enclosure door attached to a first surface of a rack enclosure, the first air flow enclosure door having first and second reels located along a top edge and a bottom edge of the first air flow enclosure door, wherein the first air flow enclosure door is physically designed to accommodate an air flow requirement of the rack enclosure; and a first air flow control element partially located between a first vertical surface of the first air flow enclosure door and a second vertical surface of the first air flow enclosure door such that the first air flow control element does not touch the first vertical surface of the first air flow enclosure door and such that the first air flow control element does not touch the second vertical surface of the first air flow enclosure door, and having at least a first portion and a second portion, a second air flow enclosure door located on a second surface of the rack enclosure, opposing the first surface of the rack enclosure, the second air flow enclosure door having third and fourth reels located along a top edge and a bottom edge of the second air flow enclosure door, wherein the first air flow control element is a continuous element that extends from the first reel to the second reel which comprises indirectly extending from the first to the second by extending from the first reel to a third reel, around the third reel, from the third reel to a fourth reel, around the fourth reel, and from the fourth reel to the second reel, each of the first and second portions having apertures located therein of a cross sectional area different from the other of the first and second portions.

US Pat. No. 10,412,856

FAN DETECTION METHOD, FAN DETECTION CHIP AND FAN DETECTION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A fan detection method, applied to a fan detection chip for detecting a type of a fan, and wherein pins of the fan detection chip are electrically connected to pins of the fan, and the fan detection method comprises:conducting a first pin and a second pin of the pins of the fan detection chip;
outputting a voltage pulse to from a fourth pin of the pins of the fan detection chip;
detecting a voltage level on the fourth pin of the pins of the fan detection chip; and
determining the fan to be a PWM fan when the voltage level is changed, and determining the fan to be a DC fan when the voltage level is not changed.

US Pat. No. 10,412,844

DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma Micro-Ele...

1. A display device, comprising:a flexible display panel;
a shell capable of being folded, wherein the shell comprises a plate surface for carrying the flexible display panel, a clamping portion including a first slot, and a locking portion including a second slot; and
a telescopic member retractable along a longitudinal direction of the telescopic member,
wherein:
in a first state of the display device, the telescopic member is stretched, and an extending direction of the telescopic member intersects a plane where the plate surface is located, a first end of the telescopic member is inserted into the first slot and a second end of the telescopic member is located outside the display device as a supporting point to support the display device, and
in a second state of the display device, the shell is folded in half along a folding line and divided into a first shell portion and a second shell portion by the folding line, the first shell portion and the second shell portion are at least partially overlapped with each other along a thickness direction of the first shell portion, the clamping portion is located in the first shell portion, the locking portion is located in the second shell portion, the telescopic member is contracted, the first end of the telescopic member is inserted into the first slot, and the second end of the telescopic member is inserted into the second slot.

US Pat. No. 10,412,842

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An image display device comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a first support member and a second support member that support the display panel in an erected state;
a first mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and one of the first support member and the second support member;
a second mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and another of the first support member and the second support member; and
a first attachment part, a second attachment part, a third attachment part, and a fourth attachment part provided on a back surface of the display panel and having first structures fitted to at least one of the first mounting member and the second mounting member, wherein:
the first attachment part, the second attachment part, the fourth attachment part, and the third attachment part are provided in this order from one end to another end in a width direction of the back surface of the display panel,
the first support member has a second structure that can be fitted to one mounting member of the first mounting member and the second mounting member, even after the first support member is reversed in a front and back direction of the display panel from a state in which the first support member is fitted to the one mounting member,
the second support member has a third structure that can be fitted to another mounting member of the first mounting member and the second mounting member, even after the second support member is reversed in the front and back direction of the display panel from a state in which the second support member is fitted to the another mounting member,
a contact surface of the first mounting member supported by one of the first support member and the second support member is inclined with respect to an installation surface, on which the image display device is installed, and
a contact surface of the second mounting member supported by another of the first support member and the second support member is inclined with respect to the installation surface.

US Pat. No. 10,412,812

STREET LAMP CONTROLLER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A street lamp controller, comprising:a switch configured to turn on and turn off a street lamp;
a control module adapted to control the turning on and turning off of the switch;
a detection module adapted to detect a data element relevant to operation of the street lamp, the detection module includes an opening time and closing time detecting module adapted to detect an opening time and a closing time of the switch;
a data acquisition module connected to the detection module and adapted to acquire the data element detected by the detection module; and
a wireless transmission module communicating with a server and adapted to transmit the data element acquired by the data acquisition module to the server and receive a control instruction sent from the server, the control module is adapted to communicate with the server via the wireless transmission module and is adapted to control the street lamp based on the control instruction received by the wireless transmission module.

US Pat. No. 10,412,811

ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a network device, first data indicating a first condition for causing an electronic device to activate at least a first light emitter connected to the electronic device;
storing, by the network device, second data associating the first condition with at least the first light emitter;
receiving, by the network device, third data indicating a second condition for causing the electronic device to activate at least a second light emitter connected to the electronic device;
storing, by the network device, fourth data associating the second condition with at least the second light emitter;
receiving, by the network device, first sensor data generated by a first sensor;
determining, by the network device and using the first sensor data, that the first condition is satisfied;
based at least in part on the first condition being satisfied, transmitting, by the network device, a first signal to the electronic device, the first signal including a first command to activate at least the first light emitter;
receiving, by the network device, second sensor data generated by a second sensor;
determining, by the network device and using the second sensor data, that the second condition is satisfied; and
based at least in part on the second condition being satisfied, transmitting, by the network device, a second signal to the electronic device, the second signal including a second command to activate at least the second light emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,412,801

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a current source module comprising a first transistor, and a Zener diode electrically connected to the first transistor in series;
a first voltage control module; and
a second voltage control module electrically connected to the current source module and the first voltage control module, and comprising a second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,412,798

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PHASE-CUT DIMMING

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A phase-cut dimming control system comprising:a linear regulator configured to control a current that flows in at least one LED, the current being a current of a rectified line voltage;
a power transmission controller configured to receive a feedback current that flows in the at least one LED, and to control the linear regulator to control an amount of an input current supplied to the at least one LED or a period in which the input current flows;
a phase angle detector to generate a phase angle signal based on a phase angle ratio of the rectified line voltage; and
a feedback signal generator configured to generate a reference signal based on the phase angle signal and to generate a feedback signal using a difference between the reference signal and a signal having a value corresponding to a magnitude of the current which flows in the at least one LED,
wherein the power transmission controller controls the linear regulator according to the feedback signal, and
wherein the feedback signal generator generates the reference signal having a first predetermined reference value when the phase angle signal is greater than or equal to a first phase angle threshold value, and generates the reference signal having a predetermined slope in proportion to the phase angle signal when the phase angle signal is less than or equal to the first phase angle threshold value and greater than or equal to a second phase angle threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,412,792

MICROWAVABLE FOOD STAND

1. A microwavable food stand comprises:a base plate;
a plurality of dividers;
a plurality of waveguide channels;
each of the plurality of dividers comprises a proximal end and a distal end;
the plurality of dividers being distributed across the base plate;
the proximal end of each of the plurality of dividers being connected adjacent to the base plate;
each of the waveguide channels being delineated by the base plate and a pair of adjacent dividers from the plurality of dividers;
the plurality of dividers comprises a first set of dividers, a second set of dividers, a third set of dividers, and a fourth set of dividers;
the first set of dividers, the second set of dividers, the third set of dividers, and the fourth set of dividers being radially positioned about a center of the base plate;
each divider within the first set of dividers being parallel to each other;
each divider within the second set of dividers being parallel to each other;
each divider within the third set of dividers being parallel to each other; and
each divider within the fourth set of dividers being parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,412,780

ADAPTING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION CYCLES USING SCHEDULING REQUESTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) device communicating during discontinuous reception (DRX), comprising:by the UE:
determining a data traffic pattern of an application executing on the UE;
comparing the data traffic pattern of the application against a plurality of DRX configuration settings, wherein the plurality of DRX configuration settings are associated with a base station (BS) in communication with the UE;
determining that the plurality of DRX configuration settings do not match the data traffic pattern;
selecting a first DRX configuration setting of the plurality of DRX configuration settings based on the data traffic pattern;
performing communication with the BS according to the first DRX configuration settings;
transmitting a scheduling request (SR) outside of a DRX on duration according to the data traffic pattern, wherein said transmitting the SR is based on the DRX configuration settings not matching the data traffic pattern; and
in response to transmitting the SR, receiving downlink data of the application from the B S outside of the DRX on duration.

US Pat. No. 10,412,761

DOWNLINK CHANNEL ACCESS FOR NON-OPERATOR DEVICES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A device comprising:a memory configured to store instructions; and
at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute the instructions to:
establish a local connection with an operator device that is serviced by a network operator;
provide, to the operator device over the local connection, a request to establish a connection to a network, the request comprising a destination address of the network;
receive, from the operator device over the local connection, control information for reception of a downlink channel provisioned by the network operator for the operator device; and
receive, using the control information for reception of the downlink channel, downlink data associated with the destination address on the downlink channel directly from an access point associated with the network operator, the access point being distinct from the operator device.

US Pat. No. 10,412,760

UPLINK CONTROL SIGNALING FOR JOINT FDD AND TDD CARRIER AGGREGATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for operating a mobile device, comprising:establishing a connection to a first serving cell operating in a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode, the first serving cell designated as a primary serving cell (PCell); and
establishing a connection to a second serving cell operating in a Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode, the second serving cell designated as a secondary serving cell (SCell);
receiving downlink subframe scheduling messages for the SCell; and
transmitting acknowledgment messages on a Physical Uplink Control Channel of the PCell, or a transmitter circuit scheduled to transmit acknowledgment messages on a Physical Uplink Shared Channel, the acknowledgement messages corresponding to the downlink subframe scheduling messages received for the SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,412,735

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING INDICATION FOR D2D OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, broadcast signaling from a network, wherein the broadcast signaling informs that the network can interpret information for a device-to-device (D2D) operation to be transmitted by the UE;
after receiving the broadcast signaling, transmitting, by the UE and to the network, first information including a list of frequencies on which the UE is interested to perform the D2D operation;
receiving, by the UE, first D2D resources from the network via dedicated signaling and using the first D2D resources for the D2D operation;
updating, by the UE, the list of frequencies on which the UE is interested to perform the D2D operation;
transmitting, by the UE and to the network, second information including the updated list of frequencies on which the UE is interested to perform the D2D operation; and
receiving, by the UE, second D2D resources from the network via dedicated signaling and using the second D2D resources for the D2D operation.

US Pat. No. 10,412,734

PERIODIC AND APERIODIC CSI REPORTING PROCEDURES FOR ENHANCED LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) in a shared spectrum, comprising:determining a first cell group including one or more licensed carriers;
determining a second cell group including one of more unlicensed carriers;
receiving a channel state information (CSI) trigger;
transmitting the CSI on a licensed carrier in the first cell group if the CSI trigger was received on a first carrier in the first cell group; and
transmitting the CSI on an unlicensed carrier in the second cell group if the CSI trigger was received on a second carrier in the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,412,727

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING IN-DEVICE CO-EXISTENCE INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of handling an in-device co-existence interference in a user equipment, the method comprising:detecting an in-device co-existence interference between a long term evolution (LTE) module and an industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio band module in a user equipment; and
transmitting, to a base station an in-device co-existence indication message including a set of parameters associated with the LTE module,
wherein the set of parameters includes a pattern for resolving the in-device co-existence interference between the LTE module and the ISM radio band module, and wherein the pattern indicates one or more subframes and a subset of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes using the one or more subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,412,723

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSRECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL BY CONSIDERING ANTENNA PORT RELATIONSHIP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting a coordinated multi-point (CoMP) operation, the method comprising:receiving one or more PDSCH resource element mapping and Quasi co-location Indicator (PQI) parameter sets each including a PDSCH starting symbol parameter, a zero-power channel state information-reference signal (ZP CSI-RS) parameter and a non-zero power channel state information-reference signal (NZP CSI-RS) parameter;
receiving information for configuring one or more enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) sets;
receiving, through an EPDCCH, downlink control information (DCI) scheduling a PDSCH based on the one or more EPDCCH sets; and
obtaining data from the PDSCH,
wherein each of the one or more PQI parameter sets including the PDSCH starting symbol parameter, ZP CSI-RS parameter and the NZP CSI-RS parameter is mapped to each of the one or more EPDCCH sets, and
wherein when the DCI is configured according to DCI format 1A, and the downlink subframe is not a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe, the UE determines a start symbol index for the PDSCH to be identical to an EPDCCH start symbol value for the EPDCCH, and
wherein the EPDCCH start symbol value for the EPDCCH is determined from a PDSCH starting symbol parameter of a PQI parameter set that is mapped to an EPDCCH set where the EPDCCH is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,412,715

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a virtual cell identity (ID) which is different from a physical cell ID from a network;
generating a base sequence based on the virtual cell ID;
receiving a UE-specific parameter from the network;
generating a value nPN(ns) based on a value cinit,
wherein the value nPN(ns) is used to determine a cyclic shift of the DMRS, wherein the value cinit is used to initialize a pseudo-random sequence which is used to determine the value nPN(ns), and wherein the value cinit is determined based on the UE-specific parameter;
generating the DMRS based on the base sequence and the cyclic shift; and
transmitting the DMRS to the network.

US Pat. No. 10,412,695

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZED VIEWING EXPERIENCE ACROSS MULTIPLE DEVICES

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of providing content to one or more devices, the method comprising:receiving information indicating which one of a plurality of devices associated with a first customer account is to serve as a master device for timing synchronization purposes, wherein said information indicating which one of the plurality of devices is to serve as the master device indicates that a first device is to serve as the master device;
sending, from a first server, a first signal to the first device corresponding to said first customer account, said first signal including a first time stamp;
accessing, at a control device, first delay information indicating a first delay between a time the first signal was sent to the first device and a time the first signal was received by the first device;
sending a second signal to a second device corresponding to the first customer account, said second signal including a second time stamp, said second time stamp being the same or different from said first time stamp;
accessing, at the control device, second delay information indicating a second delay between a time the second signal was sent to the second device and a time the second signal was received by the second device; and
performing, at the control device, at least one of: i) communicating an output delay to said first device to be applied by said first device prior to outputting content, said output delay being a function of at least one of said first delay information or said second delay information or ii) controlling delaying transmission of content to said second device by a first transmission delay time, said first transmission delay time being a function of at least one of said first delay information or said second delay information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,130

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING MEDIA STREAM ON WEB BROWSER

HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.,...

1. A media stream playing apparatus comprising at least one processor to implement:a transmission module configured to establish a communication connection at a transport layer level with a media service device;
a websocket module configured to establish a websocket connection with the media service device based on the communication connection, and transmit or receive websocket packets to or from the media service device while maintaining the websocket connection;
a streaming module configured to receive Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) packets carried by the websocket packets; and
a media decoder configured to decode a media stream obtained from the RTP packets to reconstruct video for displaying through a web browser,
wherein the websocket module is configured to, in response to receiving a Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) command from the streaming module, transmit a description command to the media service device, and in response to receiving a subsequent RTSP command, transmit a setup command to the media service device.

US Pat. No. 10,410,326

IMAGE ANTI-ALIASING SYSTEM

Institute of Automation C...

1. An image anti-aliasing system comprising: an edge detection unit, a directional filter and a result fusion unit; the edge detection unit outputs an edge direction and edge confidence according to an input image, the directional filter outputs a directional filtering result based on the input image and the edge direction, the result fusion unit outputs an optimized image based on the edge confidence, the input image and the directional filtering result, characterized in that said directional filter calculates, according to the edge direction of a pixel to be interpolated, coordinates of intersection points of a line that goes through the pixel along the edge direction and horizontal scanning lines or vertical scanning lines in an adjacent domain, and interpolates temporary pixels at the intersection points by means of a one-dimensional interpolation method, then filters each of the temporary pixels along the edge direction by using a filter to output direction filtering results,wherein the image anti-aliasing system further comprises: a small-angle direction filter and a direction filtering fusion unit; the small-angle direction filter outputs a small-angle direction filtering result according to the input image and the edge direction of the pixel; the direction filtering fusion unit weights and combines the result output from the direction filter and the result output from the small-angle direction filter according to the edge direction of the pixel, and outputs a result of weighted combination of direction filtering; the result fusion unit outputs an optimized image according to the edge confidence of the pixel, the input image and the result of weighted combination of direction filtering;
when the direction filter obtains the temporary pixels at the intersection points by calculating the coordinates of the intersection points of a line through a pixel to be interpolated and along the edge direction and horizontal scanning lines in the adjacent domain, the small-angle direction filter calculates the coordinates of the intersection points of a line through the pixel and along the edge direction and vertical scanning lines in the adjacent domain according to the edge direction of the pixel to be interpolated, and interpolates temporary pixels at the intersection points by means of a one-dimensional interpolation method, then filters each of the temporary pixels along the edge direction by using the one-dimensional filter to output small-angle direction filtering results;
when the direction filter obtains the temporary pixels at the intersection points by calculating the coordinates of the intersection points of a line through a pixel to be interpolated and along the edge direction and the vertical scanning lines in the adjacent domain, the small-angle direction filter calculates the coordinates of the intersection points of a line through the pixel and along the edge direction and the horizontal scanning lines in the adjacent domain according to the edge direction of the pixel to be interpolated, and interpolates temporary pixels at the intersection points by means of a one-dimensional interpolation method, then filters each of the temporary pixels in the edge direction by using the one-dimensional filter to output small-angle direction filtering results.

US Pat. No. 10,409,906

GUI WITH AXES HAVING DIRECTIONAL INDICATORS OF THE ABSENCE OF DATA

ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC,...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer readable instructions that, when executed by a processor of an electronic device, cause an electronic health records application to perform acts comprising:constructing a multidimensional array of axes in a spreadsheet, wherein each axis comprises a plurality of cells, and further wherein each cell in each axis is configured to comprise data for display;
subsequent to constructing the multidimensional array of axes, determining a first cell in a first direction along an axis which comprises data for display on the axis;
displaying, on a graphical user interface (GUI), the multidimensional array of axes, wherein the display comprises at least a portion of a second cell in the axis that precedes the first cell in the first direction; and further wherein the second cell comprises
an indicator as to whether any other cell in the axis that precedes the second cell in the first direction comprises data.

US Pat. No. 10,408,558

CROSSBOW HAVING AN ENERGIZER

Bakke Invest AS, Oslo (N...

17. A method for manufacturing a crossbow, wherein the method comprises:providing a stock that comprises a butt configured to face in a rearward direction along a longitudinal axis;
structuring a body to comprise a trigger housing portion and a limb mount portion;
coupling a foregrip to the body so that the foregrip is positioned at least partially forward of the limb mount portion;
coupling the body to the stock;
structuring a plurality of limbs so that each of the limbs comprises:
a coupled limb end that is moveably coupled to the limb mount portion; and
an uncoupled limb end that is positioned forward of the coupled limb end;
providing an energizer comprising an electrical power source; and
operatively coupling the energizer to the limbs.

US Pat. No. 10,406,466

URBAN LUNG SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SEPARATE PARTICULATE MATTER AND OTHER TOXIC ELEMENTS FROM THE ATMOSPHERIC AIR BY USING KINETIC ENERGY MEANS

1. A system mounted on a vehicle and operated by a kinetic energy generated by the movement of the vehicle comprising,at least one kinetic air purifier structure, an air conduit to convey the air,
an air intake port,
a protector screen to prevent one or more heavy objects mixed in the air,
a first particle collection chamber comprising,
a first convex element, wherein the air passes over the first convex element surface for separating particles from the air, and
a first trapping element to trap particles smaller in size with respect to the particles separated at the first convex element,
a second particle collection chamber to separate remaining particles from the air comprising,
a second convex element, wherein the air passes over the second convex element surface for separating particles from the air, wherein the particles are smaller in size with respective to the particles separated at the first particle collection chamber, and
a second trapping element to trap particles smaller in size with respect to the particles separated at the second convex element,
a micro-porous trapping element to trap micro particles from the air, and
an air outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,412,862

AIR COOLING ARRANGMENT FOR A POWER DISTRIBUTOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a power supply;
a fan that causes air to flow into the power supply; and
a power distributor that is disposed in front of or in back of the power supply in a direction of flow of the air due to the fan and that is electrically coupled to the power supply, the power distributer includes
a connector that is disposed on a back panel of the power distributer,
a plurality of outlets that are disposed on a front panel of the power distributer,
a plurality of overcurrent protection devices that are coupled to the corresponding outlet and the connector, and
a plurality of vents through which the air passes are formed in the back panel and the front panel of the power distributor, and
the power distributer distributes AC power from the power supply to the plurality of outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,412,858

JOINT STRUCTURE BETWEEN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND FRAME

1. A joint structure between an electronic component and a frame, comprising:a vehicle, having the frame and a mounting space provided in the frame, an opening being formed on a down tube surface of the frame facing opposite to a corresponding windward direction when the vehicle moves;
a cover part, fixedly disposed on the down tube surface of the frame, and covering all of the opening;
an electronic component, accommodated in the mounting space and the opening, and having a plate-shaped circuit board, one side surface of electronic component facing the cover part, and at least one electronic part being protrusively disposed on the other side surface, opposite the cover part, of the circuit board;
a heat conduction layer, being received the mounting space and located between the side surface of the electronic component and the cover part;
a seal ring being inserted on a side surface of the cover part and located around the circuit board; and
a joint portion secure the cover to the frame and seal the entire opening through the seal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,412,839

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MANUFACTURING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a piezoelectric element mounted on the printed circuit board and including a primary side electrode pair configured to input a voltage, a secondary side electrode configured to generate an output voltage according to the input voltage to the primary side electrode pair and a conductive resistor that couples the primary side electrode pair;
a first connection part connected to the primary side electrode pair of the piezoelectric element;
a second connection part connected to the secondary side electrode of the piezoelectric element; and
an opening provided to the printed circuit board arranged between the first connection part and the second connection part so as to prevent an occurrence of leakage between the first connection part and the second connection part, the opening passing through the printed circuit board,
wherein the conductive resistor is arranged between the first connection part and the opening when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,412,830

SYSTEM INCLUDING A CONDUCTIVE TEXTILE AND AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT AND A METHOD

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A system comprising:a conductive textile including conductive fibers;
an electronic circuit unit arranged on a first main surface of the conductive textile and including circuitry and a carrier supporting the circuitry, the carrier having a first main surface and a second main surface, the second main surface facing the first main surface of the conductive textile, the carrier including a through-hole extending from the first main surface of the carrier to the second main surface of the carrier; and
a conductive pin including a leg segment arranged at least partly in the through-hole, and a grip segment arranged to grip about at least one fiber of the conductive textile,
wherein the leg segment forms a first leg segment and the conductive pin includes a second leg segment arranged at least partly in the through-hole, wherein the grip segment extends between and connects the first leg segment and the second leg segment, and
wherein the first leg segment comprises a first portion being a free end portion of the conductive pin, and a second portion connected to the grip segment, and
wherein the second leg segment comprises a first portion connected to the grip segment of the conductive pin, and a second portion being a free end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,412,822

ELECTRICAL CONTACTING ARRANGEMENT

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. An electrical contacting arrangement for electrical power components, comprising:a printed circuit board for mounting the electrical power components,
a plurality of line elements fixed to the printed circuit board and electrically or thermally connected to one another in each case by a connecting portion, wherein each line element has a metal main body, wherein the metal main body has an electrical connection contact in order to electrically contact the respective line element with respect to the printed circuit board or one of the electrical power components, and wherein the metal main body has a fastening portion in order to fix the respective line element on the printed circuit board, and
wherein each line element is formed separately from the printed circuit board and the electrical connection contact and the fastening portion are formed separately from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,412,821

DUAL SIDE COOLING STRUCTURE

1. A package structure, comprising:an insulation layer;
an electronic component embedded within the insulation layer, and comprising a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and plural conducting terminals formed on the second surface of the electronic component, wherein the first surface of the electronic component is exposed from the insulation layer and coplanar with a top surface of the insulation layer;
at least one thermal conduction structure embedded within the insulation layer, wherein the at least one thermal conduction structure is exposed from the insulation layer and coplanar with the top surface of the insulation layer; and
a first re-distribution block, wherein one part of the first re-distribution block is disposed on a bottom surface of the insulation layer, and the other part of the first re-distribution block is located in the insulation layer and connected with the at least one thermal conduction structure and at least one of the plural conducting terminals; and
a heat dissipation device disposed on the top surface of the insulation layer and mounted onto the first surface of the electronic component;
wherein the at least one thermal conduction structure surrounds lateral sides of the electronic component;
wherein the package structure comprises plural mounting parts, wherein some of the mounting parts are disposed on the top surface of the insulation layer, and the other of the mounting parts are disposed on the bottom surface of the insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,412,816

DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BASED ON LOCATION DATA

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:an electronic display;
a light adapted to provide lighting for the electronic display;
a microprocessor adapted to:
i) determine a geographical location of the electronic display;
ii) determine sunrise and sunset times for a day based on the geographical location;
iii) determine a present time;
iv) control power to the light such that the light is adapted to operate at a daytime level if the present time is between sunrise and sunset; and
v) control power to the light such that the light is adapted to operate at a nighttime level that is less than the daytime level if the present time is between sunset and sunrise;
wherein the light is adapted to be on for daytime use and nighttime use of the electronic display.

US Pat. No. 10,412,807

CURRENT SOURCE SHARED BY A PLURALITY OF LIGHT EMITTERS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module comprising:a light source with a carrier and at least two light emitters that are placed on said carrier and that have a common electrode that is common to the at least two light emitters, each of the at least two light emitters of the light source including a plurality of electrodes;
a power-supplying electrical circuit for supplying the at least two light emitters with power, and
a connecting circuit connecting the plurality of electrodes; wherein
the power-supplying electrical circuit comprises a current source that is connected, via a plurality of switches, to the at least two light emitters of the light source, and a control circuit for controlling said switches, so as to allow each of said emitters to be selectively supplied with power by the current source,
the plurality of switches comprise a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, and a fourth switch, the current source comprising a current input terminal and a current output terminal that are connected by the first switch and the second switch, respectively, to the common electrode, and the current input and output terminals of the current source being connected to the connecting circuit by the third and fourth switches, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,412,775

SMALL DATA USAGE ENABLEMENT IN 3GPP NETWORKS

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor, a memory, and communication circuitry, the apparatus being connected to a communications network via its communication circuitry, the apparatus further comprising computer-executable instructions stored in the memory of the apparatus which, when executed by the processor of the apparatus, cause the apparatus to:receive an attach request message from a user equipment (UE) the attach request message including an indication that the UE supports small data procedures, and a request that the UE uses small data procedures;
receive a second message from a network node, the second message indicative of one or more packet data network (PDN) connections that should use small data procedures, the second message further indicative of a type of small data procedure that corresponds to each of the one or more PDN connections; and
based on the second message, respond to the attach request message.

US Pat. No. 10,412,750

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SCHEDULING AND USING REMAINING RESOURCES OF SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL BLOCK

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A method comprising:configuring a mini-slot according to remaining resources of a synchronization signal block; and
transmitting scheduling information for the mini-slot to a user equipment,
wherein the scheduling information at least comprises downlink control information for the mini-slot; wherein the remaining resources comprise: one or more remaining symbols left after occupation of a last synchronization signal block in a slot where the last synchronization signal block is located, when at least one synchronization signal block is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,412,747

DYNAMIC CHANNEL SELECTION AND DFS RE-ENTRY

AIRTIES KABLOSUZ IIETISM ...

18. A system comprising:a plurality of wireless network devices configured to operate in a wireless network, the plurality of wireless network devices each including,
a wireless interface operable on a plurality of wireless channels;
a memory; and
a processor configured to,
synchronize for each of the plurality of wireless channels, a set time duration with other ones of the plurality of wireless network devices that are operable in the wireless network,
scan each of a plurality of channels for the synchronized set time duration when a rate of data arriving in a transmit queue of the wireless network device is less than a threshold such that the synchronized set time duration that the wireless device scans each of the plurality of channels is same as the synchronized set time duration each of the other ones of the plurality wireless network devices scans same, and
make a channel quality assessment measurement during the synchronized set time duration for each of the plurality of channels,
wherein at least one wireless network device of the plurality of wireless network devices is configured to,
compare the channel quality assessment measurement made by each of the plurality of wireless network devices for each of the plurality of channels thereby to determine a desired channel for communication between the at least one wireless network device and the other ones of the plurality of wireless network devices, and
initiate switching of the other ones of the plurality of wireless network devices to operate on the desired channel.

US Pat. No. 10,412,741

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING NETWORK SLICING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method, the method comprising:identifying a S-NSSAI (single network slice selection assistance information) of a network slice for a network; and
selecting the network slice using the S-NSSAI,
wherein the network slice is logical network which provides a network capability and a network characteristic,
wherein the S-NSSAI includes a slice/service type (SST), which refers an expected behavior of the network slice in terms of a feature and a service and wherein the S-NSSAI includes a slice differentiator (SD) which complements a slice/service type.

US Pat. No. 10,412,737

PARTITIONING OF FREQUENCY RESOURCES FOR TRANSMISSION OF CONTROL SIGNALS AND DATA SIGNALS IN SC-FDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting acknowledgement signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving information associated with transmission of a periodic channel quality indication (CQI) signal in an operating bandwidth;
transmitting a first acknowledgement signal by using a first frequency resource allocated to the UE, when the UE transmits a dynamic acknowledgement signal in response to reception of a downlink data signal, an resource block (RB) allocated for the first acknowledgement signal being determined based on the received information; and
transmitting a second acknowledgement signal by using a second frequency resource allocated to the UE, when the UE transmits a periodic acknowledgement signal in response to reception of a downlink data signal, the second frequency resource being allocated between the first frequency resource and a third frequency resource allocated for the periodic CQI signal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,722

SEARCH SPACE FOR EPDCCH CONTROL INFORMATION IN AN OFDM-BASED MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A transmitting apparatus comprising:circuitry which, in operation, maps downlink control information to at least one of a first search space or to a second search space, the first search space including a first set of PDCCH candidates corresponding to a plurality of aggregation levels, the second search space including a second set of PDCCH candidates corresponding to the plurality of aggregation levels and an aggregation level higher than any one of the plurality of aggregation levels, wherein for each of the plurality of aggregation levels a resource for each PDCCH candidate of the first set of PDCCH candidates does not overlap with a resource for any PDCCH candidate of the second set of PDCCH candidates; and
a transmitter which is coupled to the circuitry and which, in operation, transmits the mapped downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,713

BASE STATION AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD USING TERMINAL AND COORDINATION-PROVIDING BASE STATION CHANNEL QUALITY INFORMATION

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

5. A transmission control method in a base station that transmits data to a first terminal in coordination with a coordination-providing base station, and functions as a connection-making base station that instructs the coordination-providing base station on a transmission parameter that is used for coordinated communication, comprising:receiving a first Channel State Information (CSI) between the connection-making base station and the first terminal from the first terminal;
receiving, from each of at least one or more second terminals other than the first terminal, a second CSI between the connection-making base station and each of the at least one or more second terminals, and third CSI between the coordination-providing base station and each of the at least one or more second terminals;
determining an estimation value of a CSI between the coordination-providing base station and the first terminal based on the third CSI which corresponds to a terminal of the at least one or more second terminals to which the first CSI and the second CSI are the closest; and
deciding the transmission parameter using the first CSI and the estimation value.

US Pat. No. 10,412,711

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

16. A base station for providing a radio resource allocation in a wireless communications system, the base station comprising:a processor that transmits access control information to a terminal, receives the request for the radio resource allocation from the terminal when the terminal is allowed to transmit the request for the radio resource allocation based on the transmitted access control information, and transmits the radio resource allocation to the terminal, wherein the access control information is used to indicate whether or not the terminal is allowed to transmit a request for the radio resource allocation, wherein the access control information is transmitted via a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message, and wherein the access control information relates to radio bearer information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,709

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS CAPABLE OF ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CONNECTION WITH ACCESS POINT

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a display;
a first wireless interface for executing a wireless communication in accordance with a first communication scheme;
a second wireless interface for executing a wireless communication in accordance with a second communication scheme different from the first communication scheme; and
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication apparatus to perform:
receiving first access point information from an external apparatus via the first wireless interface, the first access point information being information to be used for establishing a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with a first access point;
executing a first establishing process for establishing the first wireless connection with the first access point using the first access point information;
in a case where the establishment of the first wireless connection succeeds, communicating with a particular apparatus via the second interface while relaying the first access point;
in a case where the establishment of the first wireless connection fails, causing the display to display a first screen for causing a user to select whether sending of failure information via the first interface is necessary or not, the failure information being information for causing the external apparatus to display a first message indicating a measure for eliminating a cause of why the establishment of the first wireless connection failed;
setting the communication apparatus in a prohibition mode at a first timing after the establishment of the first wireless connection failed, the prohibition mode being for prohibiting the communication apparatus from using the first access point information, the first timing including a timing at which necessity of sending of the failure information is selected by the user in the first screen; and
canceling the prohibition mode at a second timing at which a predetermined movement performed by a user is detected after the communication apparatus is set in the prohibition mode, the predetermined movement including at least one of a movement for sending the failure information and a movement for ending a state capable of sending the failure information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,706

ESTABLISHING DATA RELAY OPERATION BETWEEN A RELAY USER EQUIPMENT (RELAY-UE) DEVICE AND AN OUT-OF-COVERAGE USER EQUIPMENT (UE) DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, from a base station at an in-coverage user equipment (UE) device configured to act as a relay user equipment (Relay-UE), a resource allocation from a resource pool, the resource allocation for a device-to-device (D2D) communication link between an out-of-coverage UE device and the in-coverage UE device, the resource allocation having been selected by the base station without having a resource request transmitted by the out-of-coverage UE device; and
transmitting, via a D2D broadcast transmission from the in-coverage UE device to the out-of-coverage UE device, the resource allocation selected by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,412,705

DATA TRANSMISSION PROCESSING METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. User equipment, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive first indication information from a base station; and
a processor, configured to:
save context information of the user equipment according to the first indication information, wherein the context information comprises identification information of the user equipment;
decode a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) based on the identification information of the user equipment, to obtain second indication information; and
determine that the user equipment is a paged object or that there is a service of the user equipment according to the second indication information;
save, according to the first indication information, a security key used for data transmission between the user equipment and the base station and a data packet count for at least one radio bearer, wherein the security key comprises an encryption key and/or an integrity protection key and the data packet count is compliant with the Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) COUNT, and includes a hyper frame number (HFN) and a PDCP sequence number (PDCP SN);
determine a radio bearer to be restored; and
perform, by using the security key and a data packet count for the radio bearer that may need to be restored, data transmission meant for the radio bearer to be restored.

US Pat. No. 10,412,703

LOCATION-AWARE MOBILE DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a mobile device, a location of the mobile device;
displaying, on a user interface of the mobile device, a map corresponding to a first location-based client executed on the mobile device, the map indicating the location of the mobile device;
receiving, through the first location-based client, a user input requesting information on the location of the mobile device indicated by the map;
transmitting, to a network resource, information about the user input;
in response to the transmission, receiving, from the network resource, information that includes map content corresponding to the first location-based client and vehicle-related content corresponding to a second location-based client executed on the mobile device, wherein some or all of the vehicle-related content is based on the user input through the first location-based client;
displaying, on the user interface of the mobile device, the map content corresponding to the first location-based client; and
displaying, on the user interface of the mobile device concurrently with displaying the map content corresponding to the first location-based client, one or more user-selectable options corresponding to the second location-based client, the one or more user-selectable options including options for one or more vehicle-related services at the location of the mobile device indicated by the map.

US Pat. No. 10,412,697

TIME SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A time synchronization method, comprising:receiving, by a second network device, a first packet from a first network device, wherein the first packet comprises a first service frame and a first time value, wherein the first time value indicates when the first network device receives the first service frame, wherein the first packet further comprises a frequency offset ?f, ?f=f1?f2, f1 is a first frequency determined based on a system clock of the first network device, and f2 is a second frequency determined based on a system clock of a radio equipment control (REC);
determining, by the second network device, the system clock of the REC based on the offset ?f;
sending, by the second network device based on the system clock of the REC, the first service frame extracted from the first packet to a radio equipment (RE) at a second time value;
and
calculating, by the second network device based on the first time value and the second time value, a transmission delay between the first network device and the second network device.

US Pat. No. 10,411,952

AUTOMATIC LOCALIZATION OF A PHYSICAL NETWORK FAULT AT RUNTIME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A method for localizing a physical network fault in a wired network having a plurality of network participants, the method comprising:detecting by a first network participant whether communication with a second network participant and a third network participant is disrupted;
detecting by the second network participant whether communication with the first network participant and the third network participant is disrupted;
automatically reducing, based on said detecting by the first network participant and/or said detecting by the second network participant, a baud rate with which the first network participant transmits data to the second and third network participants and with which the second network participant transmits data to the first and third network participants;
establishing a connection between the first network participant and the second network participant with a reduced baud rate;
detecting by the first network participant and/or the second network participant that communication with the third network participant is not possible with the reduced baud rate; and
storing information on the impossibility of communication with the third network participant.

US Pat. No. 10,411,487

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGE UNITS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING CONNECTIONS TO CHARGE UNITS AFTER CHARGING IS COMPLETE

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A method, comprising,receiving data, at a server, indicative that a user account has accessed a charging unit for charging an electric vehicle, the charging unit having an indicator that identifies an active charging status while the electric vehicle is connected to the charging unit for charging a battery of the electric vehicle using the charging unit, the charging unit is configured to identify a complete charging status when the electric vehicle is finished charging said battery using the charging unit, the indicator used to publically inform charging status of the charging unit that is provided for public use;
receiving data, at the server, indicative of a status of charge of the electric vehicle during the charging;
sending a notification to a device having access to the user account regarding said status of charge during the charging of the electric vehicle, the notification identifying a current level of charge of the battery of the electric vehicle and an estimate of a time remaining to finish charging the battery of the electric vehicle; and
receiving an instruction, from the device, to maintain the electric vehicle connected to the charging unit for a set period of time after the battery of the electric vehicle is finished charging;
wherein the instruction is received at the server, the server then sends data to the charging unit to allow the electric vehicle to maintain connected to the charging unit even when the battery of the electric vehicle has reached the complete charging status and to change the indicator to charging, the method being executed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,409,435

INPUT DEVICE WITH ONE DIRECTIONAL LEAD WIRING

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

1. An input device comprising:a base made of material having translucency and flexibility, the base having a sensing region, a peripheral region outside the sensing region, and a bent portion provided in the peripheral region;
a plurality of first electrodes made of a translucent material, the plurality of first electrodes being arranged in the sensing region of the base in a first direction;
a plurality of second electrodes made of the translucent material, the plurality of second electrodes being arranged in the sensing region of the base in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a linking part made of the translucent material and integrally formed with the plurality of first electrodes or the plurality of second electrodes, the linking part connecting two adjacent electrodes of the plurality of first electrodes or the plurality of second electrodes with which the linking part is integrally formed;
a first bridge connecting part formed over the linking part with a first insulating layer interposed therebetween, the first bridge connecting part electrically connecting two adjacent electrodes of the plurality of first electrodes or the plurality of second electrodes which are not connected by the linking part; and
a plurality of lead wires that are electrically connected to the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes, the plurality of lead wires extending from within the sensing region to the peripheral region on the base, each of the plurality of lead wires including a flexible laminated body provided on the bent portion, the flexible laminated body includes:
a first amorphous ITO layer provided on the base;
a conductive layer provided on the first amorphous ITO layer; and
a second amorphous ITO layer provided on the conductive layer
wherein the plurality of second electrodes include at least one divided electrode divided into electrode parts so as to provide a wire path therebetween extending in the first direction, such that at least one of the plurality of lead wires extends through the wire path and electrically connects to another of the plurality of second electrodes,
and wherein the input device further comprises:
a second bridge connecting part formed across the wire path and the lead wire therein so as to electrically connect the corresponding electrode parts; and
a second insulating layer interposed between the second bridge connecting part and the lead wire.

US Pat. No. 10,407,807

TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH ADHESIVE FIXATION LAYER AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION AND USE THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve for providing protection to an elongate member contained therein, comprising:a wall of interlaced yarn, said wall having an outermost and innermost surface, said innermost surface being configured to bound a cavity extending between opposite open ends;
an adhesive coating bonded to only a portion of said innermost surface such that said innermost surface has at least one region with said adhesive coating and at least one region free of said adhesive coating, said adhesive coating having a first, non-adhesive state and a second, adhesive state, said second adhesive state being activated via application of a water-based liquid thereto;
wherein said wall has opposite edges extending lengthwise between said opposite ends;
wherein said opposite edges extend generally parallel to a central, longitudinal axis of said cavity, wherein said wall is heat-set to bias said opposite edges into overlapping relation with one another; and
wherein said adhesive coating extends along only one of said opposite edges and along both of said opposite ends with said at least one region free of said adhesive coating extending between said opposite edges and said opposite ends such that said opposite edges are adapted to be bonded in overlapping relation with one another with said adhesive coating and said wall is adapted to be bonded to the elongate member.
US Pat. No. 10,407,644

PERFUME COMPOSITIONS

Givaudan S.A., Vernier (...

1. A perfume composition having controlled release of phytoncides in an atmosphere comprising:a) at least about 0.6% by weight of at least one phytoncide, wherein at least about 25% by weight of the at least one phytoncide is selected from the group consisting of pinene alpha, pinene beta and combinations thereof; and
b) a perfume mixture including (i) at least one solvent; and (ii) at least one fragrance ingredient, wherein said perfume mixture exhibits a Equilibrium Headspace Concentration (HSi0) distribution curve having greater than about 95 wt % of the perfume mixture exhibiting HSi0 of less than or equal to about 10,000 ?g/L.

US Pat. No. 10,412,855

AIR DEFLECTION SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An air deflection system, comprising:a cabinet, a cabinet first air vent being disposed on a cabinet first side, the cabinet first air vent being located in a lower part of the cabinet first side, a cabinet second air vent being disposed at a top of the cabinet, and the cabinet being provided with a cabinet third air vent on a cabinet second side for cool air to enter; and
at least one air deflection cabinet, an air deflection cabinet first air vent being disposed at a top of the air deflection cabinet, an air deflection cabinet second air vent being disposed on an air deflection cabinet first side, the air deflection cabinet first side being proximate to the cabinet first side, the air deflection cabinet second air vent being in communication with the cabinet first air vent such that warm air exhausted through the cabinet first air vent enters the air deflection cabinet through the air deflection cabinet second air vent and is exhausted through the air deflection cabinet first air vent, the air deflection system comprising a first air flow path and a second air flow path, both the first air flow path and the second air flow path entering the air deflection system through the cabinet third air vent, the first air flow path comprising entering the air deflection system through the cabinet third air vent, passing over a first set of communication devices in the cabinet, and exiting the air deflection system through the cabinet second air vent, and the second air flow path comprising entering the air deflection system through the cabinet third air vent, passing over a second set of communication devices in the cabinet, passing through the cabinet first air vent, passing through the second air deflection cabinet air vent, and exiting the air deflection system through the air deflection cabinet first air vent.

US Pat. No. 10,412,852

MULTI-PIECE STORAGE SHUTTLE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A multi-piece storage shuttle for removeably securing a storage device within an enclosure assembly, the multi-piece storage shuttle comprising: a stationary shuttle portion rigidly affixed to the enclosure assembly; and a moveable shuttle portion slidably affixed to the enclosure assembly and configured to releasably engage the storage device, wherein the moveable shuttle portion includes a latching assembly configured to releasably affix the moveable shuttle portion at an engaged position within the enclosure assembly, wherein the latching assembly includes a lever assembly configured to toggle the moveable shuttle portion between the engaged position and a disengaged position, wherein the lever assembly includes: a first portion, wherein the first portion is comprised of an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface of the first portion is comprised of one or more biasing devices configured to engage the storage device and bias the storage device toward an electrical connector within the enclosure assembly when the moveable shuttle portion is moved into the engaged position: and a second portion, wherein the second portion is comprised of: an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface of the second portion is slidably engaged with the first portion at the exterior surface of the first portion; and a locking assembly configured to releasably lock the moveable shuttle portion and the storage device in the engaged position; wherein the second portion forms a terminal end of the moveable shuttle portion and is in contact with the storage device when in the engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,412,850

ENGAGING MECHANISM AND RELATED SERVER DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An engaging mechanism, comprising:a base;
a latching component comprising a hooking portion; and
an actuating component slidably disposed on the base and comprising a pressing portion and a contacting portion disposed on a substrate, an accommodating space being formed between the pressing portion and the contacting portion, the actuating component being configured to press and resiliently deform the latching component for moving the hooking portion into the accommodating space in response to a first mode, and further to space from the latching component for removing an external force applied to the latching component so as to depart the hooking portion from the accommodating space in response to a second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,412,832

DISPLAY DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

16. A display device comprising: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area provided along an outer edge of the display area,the display panel comprising:
a first substrate including a first basement and a first conductive layer;
a second substrate including a second basement comprising a first surface opposing and located to be spaced from the first conductive layer, a second surface on an opposite side to the first surface, a first hole located in the non-display area and penetrating between the first surface and the second surface, and a second conductive layer provided on the second surface; and
a connecting material which electrically connects the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer to each other via the first hole,
wherein
the non-display area comprises a first region between the outer edge and a virtual line, and a second region located on the outer side with respect to the virtual line,
the virtual line passes through a point of an opening edge of the first hole on a side of the second surface, which is most close to the display area, and extends along the outer edge of the display area, and
the connecting material covers an opening edge of the first hole on the side of the second surface, and is located above the second region of the second surface without being located above the first region of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,412,828

WIRING SUBSTRATE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:a substrate body;
a first wiring and a second wiring that are located on an upper surface of the substrate body;
a solder resist layer that covers the first wiring and the second wiring, the solder resist layer including:
a first opening that partially exposes the second wiring; and
a missing portion that partially exposes the first wiring; and
an insulation coating that covers an inner wall of the missing portion, the first wiring exposed by the missing portion, and at least a portion of an upper surface of the solder resist layer, wherein the insulation coating includes a second opening that is in communication with the first opening and partially exposes the second wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,412,825

CONFIGURATION ELEMENT FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a configuration module configured for operative mounting to a printed circuit board in a first orientation and at a first location and having a first bridging element for providing electrical connection between at least a first pair of signal lanes selected from a plurality of signal lanes, the configuration module also including a second bridging element configured to provide electrical connection between at least a second pair of signal lanes selected from the plurality of signal lanes when the configuration module is operatively mounted to the printed circuit board in a different, second orientation relative to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,412,824

SUBSTRATE, IMAGING UNIT AND IMAGING DEVICE

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An imaging device comprising:an imaging unit that images a subject;
an electronic component that drives the imaging unit and is smaller than the imaging unit; and
a substrate including (i) a first layer, having a first elastic modulus, in which the imaging unit is arranged and (ii) a second layer, having a second elastic modulus different from the first elastic modulus, in which the electronic component is arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,412,815

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND MULTI-MODE LIGHTING DEVICE THEREOF AND CONTROLLING METHOD

Coretronic Corporation, ...

23. A controlling method of a multi-mode lighting device operating in a lighting mode and a projection mode, the multi-mode lighting device comprising a processing unit and a sensor unit, the method comprising:reading a sensing signal provided from the sensor unit by the processing unit;
determining a projection direction of the multi-mode lighting device according to the sensing signal the current projection direction corresponds to an orientation or a posture of the multi-mode lighting device with respect to a horizontal level;
determining whether the projection direction of the multi-mode lighting device is within a first direction range or a second direction range; and
automatically switching by the processing unit between the lighting mode and the projection mode based on the projection direction of the illumination light or the image from the multi-mode lighting device that is determined, so that
when the multi-mode lighting device is in the lighting mode and it is determined that the projection direction of the multi-mode lighting device is within the first direction range, the processing unit is configured to switch automatically from the lighting mode to the projection mode, and
when the multi-mode lighting device is in the projection mode and it is determined that the projection direction of the multi-mode lighting device is within the second direction range which does not overlap with the first direction range, the processing unit is configured to switch automatically from the projection mode to the lighting mode.

US Pat. No. 10,412,814

OCCUPANCY AND NON-OCCUPANCY DETECTION IN THE LIGHTING SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

12. A lighting system comprising:a plurality of system nodes,
each of a plurality of the system nodes including a light source and being configured as a lighting device, and
at least one other of the system nodes: including one of a user interface component and being configured as a lighting controller, a switchable power connector and being configured as a plug load controller, or a sensor detector and being configured as a lighting related sensor;
wherein each respective system node further comprises:
a wireless communication interface including a wireless communication transmitter and a wireless communication receiver configured to enable wireless data communication among the system nodes;
a processor coupled to at least one of the light source, the user interface component, the switchable power connector or the detector and coupled to communicate via the communication interface and a wireless network link;
a memory accessible to the processor;
programming in the memory which configures the processor to control operations of the respective system node as one of the lighting device, the lighting controller, the plug load controller or the lighting related sensor,
wherein:
programming in a system node configures the system node to transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal;
programming in at least one of the system nodes configures the at least one of the system nodes to receive the transmission of the RF signal through an area illuminated by the lighting device and generate indicator data of a signal characteristic of the received RF signal; and
programming in the at least one of the system nodes configures the at least one of the system nodes to:
determine a data metric based on a rate of change of the indicator data and difference between the indicator data and a baseline indicator data; and
process the data metric to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area including the wireless communication receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,412,805

CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING RUNTIME ON A PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a lighting unit arranged to emit light;
a switching device disposed between a power source and the lighting unit, the power source comprising a direct-current (DC) battery; and
a controller configured to set a duty cycle of a Pulse-Width Modulated (PWM) drive signal to a set value based on a target luminance level of the lighting unit and control a switching operation of the switching device via the drive signal to regulate a supply of electric power from the power source to the lighting unit,
wherein the controller is configured to monitor a DC voltage of the power source and, as the DC voltage of the power source discharges, within a first predetermined DC voltage range of the power source below a predetermined voltage threshold, periodically adjust the drive signal to scale down the duty cycle of the PWM drive signal from the set value to a smaller value as a function of the voltage of the power source and as the DC voltage of the power source decreases, thereby reducing the luminance output of the lighting unit as the DC voltage of the power source decreases to extend a runtime of the battery, and
wherein, within a second predetermined DC voltage range of the power source above the predetermined voltage threshold, the controller does not adjust the drive signal to scale down the duty cycle of the PWM drive signal from the set value as the DC voltage of the power source decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,412,797

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTER MODE AND LOAD CONFIGURATION CONTROL

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A driver coupled to a configurable load, the load powered by a load voltage generated by a converter powered by a supply voltage, the driver comprising:a first switch having a first terminal coupled to an intermediate node of the load disposed between a first portion of the load and a second portion of the load coupled in series with the first portion of the load, wherein the first switch has a second terminal coupled to the supply voltage and to the second portion of the load, wherein the first switch is coupled in parallel with the second portion of the load;
a second switch having a first terminal coupled to the supply voltage and to a second portion of the load, the second switch having a second terminal coupled to a reference potential; and
a slew rate control circuit responsive to a command input signal and to a feedback voltage across the first switch and the second switch, the slew rate control circuit configured to generate a first switch control signal with a first controllable slew rate for coupling to a control terminal of the first switch and to generate a second switch control signal with a second controllable slew rate for coupling to a control terminal of the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,412,794

MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MICROWAVE HEATING DEVICE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A microwave heating device, comprising:a heating chamber which is designed to receive at least one product to be heated;
a microwave generating system designed to generate microwaves and including at least two radiating portions that are adapted to radiate microwaves to the heating chamber, a radiated power being associated with the radiated microwaves;
a reflected power detecting system, configured to detect a share of radiated power that is reflected by the heating chamber;
a control unit;
the microwave generating system being designed to radiate, via the at least two radiating portions, respective microwaves having a same frequency and different phases, wherein one of the radiating portion can be taken as a reference radiating portion and the microwaves radiated by the other radiating portion(s) can have respective phase shift(s) from the microwaves radiated by the reference radiating portion, the frequency value and the phase shift value(s) defining an operational configuration for the microwave generating system;
the control unit being configured to operate the microwave generating system and to change the frequency and the phase shift(s) of the microwaves radiated by the microwave generating system;
the control unit being configured to calculate an energy efficiency that is inversely related to a ratio of reflected power over radiated power;
the control unit being configured to run a learning procedure in which frequency is changed over a range and, for each frequency, a number of operational configurations differing in phase shift(s) from one another are chosen, the control unit being configured to operate the microwave generating system in the chosen operational configurations and to calculate the energy efficiency for each of the chosen operational configurations; and
the control unit being configured to save the obtained data of energy efficiency for the chosen operational configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,412,793

COOKING APPLIANCE

Electrolux Professional S...

1. A cooking appliance comprising:a base member, an upper member and a cooking chamber defined between the base member and the upper member, wherein the upper member is displaceable between a closed position, in which the upper member is closed on the base member and access to the cooking chamber is prevented, and an open position, in which access to the cooking chamber is permitted;
a locking member rotatably coupled to the upper member;
an engaging element coupled to the base member;
an urging member configured to urge in rotation the locking member towards the engaging element,
wherein the locking member and the engaging element comprise respective abutment surfaces such that abutment of the abutment surfaces causes a rotation of the locking member.

US Pat. No. 10,412,783

SHADOW ACCESS POINT FOR HIERARCHICAL TREE NETWORK USING 802.11 INFRASTRUCTURE NODES IN FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS AND OTHER SYSTEMS

Honeywell International I...

1. A system comprising:first and second access points, each access point comprising one or more 802.11 wireless radios configured to communicate with a wireless node;
a central station adapted to receive and transmit data from and to the wireless node via the access points;
wherein the first and second access points are both configured to wirelessly receive first data from the wireless node at substantially a same time and the first access point is configured to forward the first data to the central station; and
wherein the first and second access points are both configured to receive second data from the central station for the wireless node, the first access point is configured as a primary access point to wirelessly transmit the second data to the wireless node and to transmit a beacon signal to indicate the health of the first access point, and the second access point is configured as a shadow access point and to listen for the beacon signals to help verify that the primary access point is operating properly and, if the shadow access point fails to receive a beacon signal from the primary access point, the shadow access point begins transmitting the beacon signals using the same network information as the primary access point.

US Pat. No. 10,412,781

APPLICATION OF A DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX) CYCLE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) wherein the UE is configured to be either in an idle mode or in a connected mode, the method comprising:applying a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle during a time period when the UE is in transition from the idle mode to the connected mode,
wherein the DRX cycle is a temporary DRX cycle, and
wherein the temporary DRX cycle is applied only when the UE is in transition from the idle mode to the connected mode.

US Pat. No. 10,412,776

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of communicating with another communication apparatus in a network conforming to NAN (Neighbor Awareness Networking), the communication apparatus comprising:a detection unit configured to, while joining a first NAN cluster included among a plurality of NAN clusters, detect an existence of a second NAN cluster included among the plurality of NAN clusters;
a comparison unit configured to compare an attribute value of the second NAN cluster with an attribute value of the first NAN cluster; and
a transmission unit configured to, when the attribute value of the second NAN cluster is lower than the attribute value of the first NAN cluster, transmit information indicating an existence of the first NAN cluster to the second NAN cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,412,774

COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication method in a wireless communication network including a plurality of terminals, whereineach of first and second terminals controls a function belonging to a group;
the first terminal sends a control frame to search for another terminal or another group in vicinity, wherein the control frame includes, as arbitrary information therein, first notification information indicating a content to be delivered by the first terminal; and
the second terminal receives the control frame, wherein the second terminal uses the first notification information received from the first terminal to determine whether or not the content is shared with the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,769

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CROSS BSS SOUNDING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of sounding a wireless network associated with multiple basic service sets (BSSs), the method performed by a first access point corresponding to a first BSS and comprising:receiving, from a first wireless device unassociated with the first access point, a first message including first beamforming information indicative of channel conditions between the first wireless device and the first access point and indicative of channel conditions between the first wireless device and a second access point corresponding to a second BSS;
determining first sounding information for a first communication path between the first wireless device and the first access point based on the first beamforming information;
determining second sounding information for a second communication path between the first wireless device and the second access point based on the first beamforming information; and
transmitting a second message, based on the first beamforming information, to the first wireless device, wherein the second message includes one or both of the first sounding information and the second sounding information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,758

HANDLING NUMBER OF REPETITIONS IN COVERAGE EXTENSION MODE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system, the terminal device comprising:a transceiver configured to perform radio signalling with a base station using a predetermined narrowband of a bandwidth of the wireless telecommunications system, and
a controller configured to:
control the transceiver to receive control information from the base station in a coverage extension mode of the wireless telecommunications system, wherein the control information schedules radio resources for the radio signalling with the base station, the coverage extension mode is a mode in which a transmission of the control information to the terminal device is repeated a plurality of times, and the control information is coded according to a coding scheme associated with a number of times that the transmission of the control information is repeated;
perform a decoding process using the coding scheme to decode the control information;
determine the number of times that the transmission of the control information is repeated according to a particular number corresponding to the coding scheme; and
control the transceiver to perform the radio signalling with the base station using the radio resources scheduled by the control information after a predetermined time period has elapsed following a final repeat transmission of the control information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,754

RESOURCE ACCESS IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. Device-to-device (D2D) communication circuitry, for use in a user equipment (UE) of a wireless communication network, the UE being configured to transmit and receive D2D communications, the D2D communication circuitry comprising:application processing circuitry to generate packets of data and to assign a per-packet priority to the generated packets in an application layer of a protocol stack; and
baseband processing circuitry to map the per-packet priority from the application layer to a transmission priority in a media access control (MAC) layer or a physical layer of the protocol stack for wireless transmission of the packets of data in a D2D wireless connection with another UE, wherein the transmission priority is used to prioritize autonomous access to at least one resource pool, which includes a set of physical resource blocks, allocated to mode-2 D2D communications,
wherein the at least one resource pool is allocated to mode-2 device-to-device communications based on:
an exclusive resource allocation wherein UEs having different transmission priorities are allocated with different physical resources for transmission;
a shared resource allocation wherein a plurality of different priority levels are mapped to one of: respective ones of the at least one resource pool, different subsets of time resource patterns corresponding to a resource pool for a given device-to-device channel, or different frequency resources corresponding to a resource pool of a given device-to-device channel; or
an overlapped resource allocation wherein a set of physical resource blocks of a given resource pool is allocated a first priority level and a subset of the physical resource blocks is allocated a second, different, priority.

US Pat. No. 10,412,753

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING DIFFERENT THRESHOLDS FOR DIFFERENT SIGNALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

4. A base station (BS) operated in an unlicensed band comprising:a memory;
a transceiver; and
a processor, operably coupled to the memory and the transceiver, wherein the processor is configured to:
configure a first energy detection threshold for a discovery signal and a second energy detection threshold for data;
perform energy detection;
control the transceiver to transmit the discovery signal to a user equipment (UE) in the unlicensed band, when a detected energy, based on the energy detection, is less than the first energy detection threshold; and
control the transceiver to transmit the data to the UE in the unlicensed band, when the detected energy, based on the energy detection, is less than the second energy detection threshold,
wherein the first energy detection threshold for the discovery signal is higher than the second energy detection threshold for the data.

US Pat. No. 10,412,742

SCHEMES FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS NETWORK

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method, comprising:connecting, by a first device, to an access point that provides a wireless local area network to the first device;
transmitting, by the first device to a second device, a first request for the second device to connect to the first device;
receiving, by the first device from the second device, a first response to the first request to connect to the first device,
wherein the second device transmits, to a third device, a second request for the third device to connect to the second device, and
wherein the second device receives, from the third device, a second response to the second request to connect to the second device;
responsive to at least one of the first and second requests and the first and second responses, configuring, by the first device, a provisional ad-hoc network group that includes the first device, the second device, and the third device;
determining, by the first device, a first network load of the first device, a second network load of the second device, and a third network load of the third device;
configuring, by the first device, an ad-hoc network group, based at least on two of the first network load of the first device, the second network load of the second device, and the third network load of third device; and
providing, by the first device, the wireless local area network to one or more devices included in the ad-hoc network group.

US Pat. No. 10,412,739

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING NETWORK CONFIGURABLE ACCESS AND DATA TRANSFER PROCEDURES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for transmitting data comprising:transmitting a Chirp requesting user equipment (UE) access data based on at least a portion of synchronization information received from a network;
in response to the Chirp, receiving and saving at least a portion of UE access data;
utilizing at least a portion of the saved UE access data to send more than one discrete data transmission until a predetermined time period, associated with the saved UE access data, expires.

US Pat. No. 10,412,736

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICE FIREWALLING

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

1. A computer-implemented method implemented by a network hub, the method comprising:receiving data packets from an Internet of Things (IoT) device;
analyzing the data packets against a firewall policy stored in memory of the network hub to determine:
an application executing on the network hub that is to receive at least a portion of data within the data packets, and
whether the application is allowed to receive some or all of the data within the data packets; and
denying the application access to a subset of the data within the data packets based at least in part on the firewall policy,
wherein the data within a particular one of the data packets is organized into a plurality of data fields, and at least two subsets of the data fields are each accessible to a different one of two applications and not accessible to the other one of the two applications.

US Pat. No. 10,412,730

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a user equipment (UE) to a communications controller, a first data over a first frequency partition during a first time interval using a first uplink segment of a first time division duplex (TDD) transmission time interval (TTI) configuration; and
receiving, by the UE from the communications controller, a second data over the first frequency partition during the first time interval using a first downlink segment of the first TDD TTI configuration in the first time interval;
the first TDD TTI configuration defining a pattern of downlink TTI segments and uplink TTI segments in the first time interval, at least one segment of the downlink TTI segments having different TTI lengths coexisting for different frequency partitions, and at least one segment of the uplink TTI segments having different TTI lengths coexisting for different frequency partitions.

US Pat. No. 10,412,729

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying first resources related to a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format for first uplink control information in response to receiving downlink data;
identifying second resources for second uplink control information;
determining whether a transmission time of the first resources for the first uplink control information overlaps a transmission time of the second resources for the second uplink control information;
multiplexing the first uplink control information and the second uplink control information if the transmission times overlap each other; and
transmitting the multiplexed first uplink control information and second uplink control information in the PUCCH format using the identified first resources,
wherein the multiplexing comprises:
appending at least one bit of the second uplink control information to at least one bit of the first uplink control information to generate the multiplexed fir uplink control information and second uplink control information, and
wherein the first resources include at least one resource block on a time domain and a frequency domain, a cyclic shift value related to the PUCCH format, and an orthogonal sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,412,728

LTE HIERARCHICAL BURST MODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, within a radio frame, a first subframe that comprises a first number of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and a second subframe that comprises a second number of OFDM symbols that is different from the first number of OFDM symbols, wherein each of the OFDM symbols in the first subframe have a first symbol duration and each of the OFDM symbols in the second subframe have a second symbol duration that is different than the first symbol duration;
determining that the first number of OFDM symbols of the first subframe of the radio frame is configured for communication in a first link direction;
communicating in the first link direction during the first subframe of the radio frame using one or more of the first number of OFDM symbols; and
communicating, during the second subframe of the radio frame using one or more of the second number of OFDM symbols, in the first link direction or a second link direction that is different from the first link direction.

US Pat. No. 10,412,726

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR X2 SIGNALLING

ALCATEL LUCENT, Nozay (F...

1. A method of performing signaling transmission in a wireless communication network supporting coordinated multiple point transmission, the method comprising:transmitting load information from a first base station to at least one second base station via X2 signaling, wherein the load information comprises at least one item of relative narrowband beam information element configured to indicate downlink beam restrictions or relative narrowband scheduling information element configured to indicate scheduling restrictions;
adding an identifier of a central node of coordinated multiple point transmission to the load information as an identifier of a transmitter; and
transmitting the load information with the identifier added as a resource allocation request to a receiving base station indicated in the load information.

US Pat. No. 10,412,725

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN BASE STATIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station supporting a coordinated multi-point transmission and reception (CoMP), comprising:determining a second base station to setup an X2 interface;
determining whether a list of neighbor cells of the first base station includes at least one of serving cells of the second base station;
transmitting, to the second base station, an X2 setup request message including information on the neighbor cells of the first base station, when the list of the neighbor cells of the first base station includes the at least one of the serving cells of the second base station, wherein the information on the neighbor cells of the first base station is used by the second base station to configure a physical cell identifier for the serving cells of the second base station; and
transmitting, to the second base station, the X2 setup request message without the information on the neighbor cells of the first base station, when the list of the neighbor cells of the first base station does not include the at least one of the serving cells of the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,412,721

COMPRESSED SYSTEM INFORMATION FOR LINK BUDGET LIMITED UES IN A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station apparatus, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using at least one radio access technology (RAT); and
one or more processors coupled to the at least one radio;
wherein the base station is configured to:
determine a first transport block size for a first system information (SI) message, the first SI message comprising one or more first system information blocks (SIBs);
broadcast the first SI message using the first transport block size;
determine a second transport block size for a second SI message, the second SI message comprising one or more second SIBs that include at least one field that is also included in the first SIBs, wherein the second SIBs are usable by a class of user equipment devices (UEs) having a limited link budget to determine access parameters for the base station, where the second transport block size is smaller than the first transport block size and wherein the first transport block size is greater than a threshold transport block size supported by the class of UEs having a limited link budget; and
broadcast the second SI message using the second transport block size.

US Pat. No. 10,412,719

SERVICE TYPE BASED CONTROL SEARCH SPACE MONITORING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining a first set of frequency resources and time resources for a first search space with which control channel transmissions for a first service type are configured to be communicated, wherein the frequency resources of the first set span a first region that is a narrowband region within wider system bandwidth;
determining a second set of frequency resources and time resources for a second search space with which control channel transmissions for a second service type are configured to be communicated, wherein the frequency resources of the second set span a second region of the system bandwidth;
monitoring for the control channel transmissions for the first service type and the control channel transmissions for the second service type in the first search space and the second search space, respectively; and
receiving control channel transmissions in both the first search space and the second search space in a time instance.

US Pat. No. 10,412,716

COMMUNICATING CONTROL DATA BASED ON REFERENCE SIGNALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communicating in a wireless communications system configured to provide at least a first type of reference signal (RS) having an associated first timeline for uplink communication and an associated first timing advance for transmitting the uplink communication, and a second type of RS having an associated second timeline for uplink communication and an associated second timing advance for transmitting the uplink communication, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a configuration for communicating with a base station according to the first type of RS or the second type of RS, wherein the first type of RS is a cell-specific RS, and the second type of RS is a demodulation RS;
receiving a downlink communication from the base station in accordance with the configuration;
determining a timeline and a timing advance configured for transmitting an uplink communication corresponding to the downlink communication, wherein the timeline is one of the associated first timeline for the first type of RS or the associated second timeline for the second type of RS, wherein the timing advance is one of the associated first timing advance configured for the first type of RS or the associated second timing advance configured for the second type of RS, and wherein the associated first timing advance is different from the associated second timing advance; and
transmitting, based on the timing advance and the timeline, the uplink communication to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,412,704

ENHANCED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION DESIGN FOR A SHARED FREQUENCY BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:configuring, by a base station serving one or more user equipments (UEs) on a cell via a channel of a shared frequency band, a first UE for discontinuous reception (DRX) operation according to a DRX configuration including at least a first paging interval and a second paging interval for a set of paging opportunities;
determining whether paging information for the first UE is pending;
determining an ability to transmit a page to the first UE during the first paging interval based at least in part on a channel access procedure for the channel; and
transmitting the page on the cell based on the determining the ability to transmit the page to the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,412,702

DECLARING QUASI CO-LOCATION AMONG MULTIPLE ANTENNA PORTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a base station, comprising:determining a set of antenna ports that are quasi co-located (QCL), wherein the determination is based on an angle of departure from the base station if transmit beamforming is considered; and
transmitting QCL information to a user equipment (UE) indicating that the set of antenna ports are determined to be QCL.

US Pat. No. 10,412,701

INDOOR POSITIONING METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON WIRELESS RECEIVER AND CAMERA

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, Gua...

1. An indoor positioning method based on a wireless receiver and a camera, comprising the following steps:S1: the wireless receiver detects a query WIFI signal transmitted by a target device;
S2: the wireless receiver extracts a media access control (MAC) address and channel state information (CSI) used for identifying the target device from a query WIFI signal, and uploads the CSI to a server;
S3: the server calculates an incident angle of the target device and the wireless receiver according to the CSI uploaded by the wireless receiver, and at the same time sends a photographing instruction to the camera which photographs an image and uploads the image to the server;
S4: the server obtains a distance between the wireless receiver and the target device through the image pixels, and calculates the position information of the target device according to coordinates of the wireless receivers,
wherein in Step S2, the CSI extraction method comprises:
S21: initial channel state data are collected, wherein the initial channel state data comprise the channel state data values of M subcarriers in N spatial streams, both N and M being natural numbers greater than 1;
S22: for each spatial stream, an average value of the channel state data values of P consecutive subcarriers at a same time point is obtained and used as the CSI value, P being a natural number greater than 1 and less than M;
S23: the CSI value is modified by using a least square best fit algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,412,700

PORTABLE-DEVICE-LOCATING SYSTEM THAT USES ROOM-LEVEL MOTION SENSORS AND RSSI MEASUREMENTS TO DETERMINE PRECISE ROOM-LOCATION

Infinite Leap Holdings, L...

1. A location system for estimating the room-location of a portable device in a building, comprising:at least one beacon equipped with a motion sensor for transmitting a radio transmission that includes recent history of motion status sensed in a beacon's room-location;
at least one portable device for receiving radio transmissions from the at least one beacon and measuring multiple characteristics of the received transmissions, including received signal strength indication (RSSI) and a motion status of the beacon's room-location,
where the portable device estimates its own location using all of current signal strength readings, past signal strength readings, patterns of accelerometer-sensed-motion status of the portable device are compared to and patterns of the motion status in the beacon's radio transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,412,698

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IQ MISMATCH CALIBRATION AND COMPENSATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing IQ mismatch (IQMM) compensation, the method comprising:sending a single tone signal at an original frequency;
determining a first response of an impaired signal at the original frequency and a second response of the impaired signal at a corresponding image frequency;
determining an estimate of a frequency response of a compensation filter at the original frequency based on the first response and the second response;
repeating the steps of sending the single tone signal, determining the first response and the second response, and determining the estimate of the frequency response of the compensation filter by sweeping the single tone signal at a plurality of steps to determine a snapshot of the frequency response of the compensation filter;
converting the frequency response of the compensation filter to a plurality of time-domain filter taps of the compensation filter by performing a pseudo-inverse of a time-to-frequency conversion matrix; and
determining a time delay that provides a minimal least square error (LSE) based on a plurality of LSEs for the corresponding time domain filter taps.

US Pat. No. 10,412,273

SMART NON-UNIFORMITY CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. An infrared camera comprising:an image sensor configured to acquire a plurality of image frames of at least a first scene and output image data associated with the plurality of image frames of at least the first scene; and
a processor, communicatively coupled to the image sensor, and configured to:
receive positioning data associated with the infrared camera,
make a determination, from at least the positioning data, that a likelihood of current use of the infrared camera is lower than a threshold current likelihood, and
update non-uniformity correction (NUC) terms of the infrared camera in response to the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,411,399

ELECTRICAL CABLE RETENTION

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An assembly for securing an electrical cable to a body, the assembly comprising:a clamping member comprising a pair of spatially separated cable holes dimensioned to receive the electrical cable and a pair of guide channels inwardly extending from opposing edges of the clamping member; and
a pair of anchoring members for securing the clamping member to the body, each anchoring member comprising a major surface transversely extending from a mounting surface, the major surface having an edge region defining a guide rail for engaging with one of the guide channels and a pair of spatially separated ribs extending from the edge region across said major surface for retaining the clamping member.

US Pat. No. 10,409,996

AVOIDANCE OF MALICIOUS CONTENT IN NESTED FILES

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for processing a nested file having a primary file and at least one secondary embedded within the primary file, the method comprising:parsing, using at least one parser of a cell, both of the primary file and the at least one secondary file;
assigning, using the cell, a maliciousness score for the parsed primary file and the parsed at least one secondary file;
generating, by the cell, an overall maliciousness score for the nested file, the overall maliciousness score based on at least one of the assigned maliciousness score for the parsed primary file and the parsed at least one secondary file, the overall maliciousness score indicating a level of confidence that the nested file contains malicious content; and
providing, the overall maliciousness score to a data consumer indicating whether to proceed with consuming the nested file;
wherein the at least one secondary file has a second file format unknown to the cell and the operations further comprise:
identifying, by the cell, that the second file format is unknown to the cell;
requesting, from a cloud service accessed over a network, parsing information associated with the second file format;
receiving, from the cloud computing database over a network, the parsing information associated with the second file format;
instantiating, using the parsing information associated with the second file format, a parser associated with the second file format for parsing files having the second file format and,
parsing using the parser associated with the second file format the at least one second file having the second file format.

US Pat. No. 10,408,764

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR OBJECT EXAMINATION

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. An examination system comprising:a defect detection system comprising a processing and memory circuitry (PMC) and to receive inspection data comprising at least one inspection image informative of potential defects of an object; and
a review tool to review at least part of the potential defects, wherein the PMC is to:
upon accommodation in a memory of the received inspection data, process the at least one inspection image using a first recipe to detect a first set of locations of first potential defects and attributes thereof;
select at least part of the first set of locations and image the selected at least part of the first set of locations with the review tool to obtain a first set of review images;
based on the first set of review images, obtain first classification results informative of classification of at least part of the first potential defects corresponding to the selected at least part of the first set of locations;
determine a further recipe using the first classification results;
process the at least one inspection image using the further recipe to detect a further set of locations of further potential defects and attributes thereof, wherein the further set of locations does not include a location from a previous set of locations associated with the at least one inspection image that includes potential defects that have been classified;
select at least part of the further set of locations and image the selected at least part of the further set of locations with the review tool to obtain a further set of review images;
based on the further set of review images, obtain further classification results informative of classification of at least part of the further potential defects corresponding to the selected at least part of the further set of locations; and
repeat until an examination stopping criteria is met: determining a next further recipe, processing the at least one inspection image to detect a next further set of locations of a next further potential defects and attributes thereof, selecting at least part of the next further set of locations, imaging the at least part of the next further set of locations, and obtaining next further classification results.

US Pat. No. 10,408,672

PROTECTOR FOR PHOTON DETECTOR

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ...

1. A protector to protect a photon detector, the protector comprising:a pulse rate comparator that:
receives a detector pulse train from a photon detector, the detector pulse train comprising a detector pulse rate;
receives a reference pulse train from a reference, the reference pulse train comprising a reference pulse rate;
compares the detector pulse rate with the reference pulse rate; and
produces a set signal in response to comparison of the detector pulse rate with the reference pulse rate, the set signal comprising:
a run level when the detector pulse rate is less than the reference pulse rate; and
a protect level when the detector pulse rate is greater than the reference pulse rate; and
a latcher in electrical communication with the pulse rate comparator and that:
receives the set signal from the pulse rate comparator; and
produces a latch signal comprising:
a latch protect level or a latch detect level, such that:
the latcher latches to the run level and produces the latch signal comprising the latch detect level until the set signal attains the protect level, whereupon the latcher produces the latch signal comprising the latch protect level; and
the latch signal remains at the latch protect level until a reset signal is received from a toggle, wherein the latcher latches to the set signal in response to receiving the reset signal; and
protects the photon detector from detecting photons when the latch signal comprises the latch protect level.

US Pat. No. 10,408,592

ONE PIECE POLYMER AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE HAVING A PRIMER INSERT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A method of making a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising the steps of:providing a polymer ammunition cartridge blank comprising an unformed top end connected to a cartridge bottom by a polymer middle body to form a propellant chamber, wherein the unformed top end comprises a nose end aperture, wherein the cartridge bottom comprises a primer insert comprising a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the flash hole aperture, wherein the middle body is overmolded through the primer flash hole aperture into the groove;
providing a thermal form comprising a body segment extending to a shoulder segment that transitions to a neck segment that terminates at a tip segment end and a mandrel extendable into the neck segment at the tip segment end;
heating the thermal form;
inserting the unformed top end into the thermal form;
extending the mandrel into the nose end aperture;
contacting the unformed top end with the tip segment end to form a polymer ammunition cartridge having a shoulder connected to a neck, wherein the nose end aperture forms a projectile aperture; and
removing the polymer ammunition cartridge from the thermal form.

US Pat. No. 10,408,582

POLYMER CARTRIDGE HAVING A PRIMER INSERT WITH A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising:a primer insert comprising:
a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface;
a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding;
a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall;
a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive the polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and
a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive the polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and the groove is adapted to receive polymer at least partially over the bottom surface;
a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and into the primer flash hole aperture to the groove; and
a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.

US Pat. No. 10,407,982

RETENTION SYSTEMS FOR WINDOW TREATMENT INSTALLATIONS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A roller shade retention system comprising:a roller shade assembly that defines opposed first and second ends that are spaced from each other, the roller shade assembly comprising a roller tube and a shade material, and configured to be secured in a mounted position relative to a structure such that an axis of rotation of the roller shade assembly remains in a fixed location relative to the structure during normal operation of the roller shade assembly;
a first retention bracket that, when mounted to the structure at a first location, is configured to at least partially surround a first portion of the roller shade assembly such that, during normal operation of the roller shade assembly, the first retention bracket does not carry weight of the roller tube or the shade material; and
a second retention bracket that, when mounted to the structure at a second location that is spaced from the first location, is configured to at least partially surround a second portion of the roller shade assembly such that, during normal operation of the roller shade assembly, the second retention bracket does not carry weight of the roller tube or the shade material,
wherein the first and second retention brackets are further configured to absorb corresponding portions of an impact force associated with detachment of the roller shade assembly from the mounted position, and to limit displacement of the detached roller shade assembly from the mounted position; and wherein the first and second retention brackets define respective first and second openings that are sized to allow raising and lowering of the shade material of the roller shade assembly therethrough, wherein a width of at least one of the first and second openings is narrower than a diameter of the roller tube.

US Pat. No. 10,407,361

OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF METHANE FOR OLEFIN PRODUCTION

SILURIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. An apparatus for exchanging heat, the apparatus comprising:a first chamber and a second chamber;
a plurality of tubes configured to contain a process fluid that flows from an inlet in the first chamber to an exit of the second chamber, passing through the first chamber and the second chamber; and
a steam drum configured to contain a liquid phase and a gas phase of a cooling fluid, wherein (i) the steam drum is in fluidic communication with the first chamber such that the liquid phase of the cooling fluid is contacted with an exterior of the plurality of tubes in the first chamber to boil the cooling fluid using heat derived from the process fluid, and (ii) the steam drum is in fluidic communication with the second chamber such that the gas phase of the cooling fluid is contacted with an exterior of the plurality of tubes in the second chamber to super-heat the cooling fluid using heat derived from the process fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,405,940

ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE WITH DOUBLE-HELICAL LUMEN DESIGN

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. An endoscopic instrument, comprising:a first elongated body having a distal portion and a proximal portion and comprising
a first working channel having a first diameter;
a first lumen spiraled at a first plurality of non-zero angles around the first working channel and along at least a first portion of the first elongated body between the distal portion and the proximal portion of the first elongated body, the first lumen having a second portion that extends parallel to the working channel along the proximal portion of the elongated endoscopic instrument, wherein a length of the second portion is greater than a pitch of a spiraled section of the first portion;
wherein the first elongated body is configured to be manipulated by a first robotic arm;
a second elongated body comprising:
a second working channel having a second diameter less than the first diameter; and
a second lumen spiraled at a second plurality of non-zero angles around the second working channel and along at least a second length of the second elongated body, wherein the second elongated body is slidingly coupled within the first working channel, and
wherein the second elongated body is configured to be manipulated by a second robotic arm, and wherein extension of the second elongated body from the first working channel is controlled by moving one of the first robotic arm and the second robotic arm relative to the other of the first robotic arm and the second robotic arm.

US Pat. No. 10,412,853

STORAGE SYSTEM

Bretford Manufacturing, I...

1. A storage system, comprising:a computer storage compartment;
a first shelf;
a first power configuration unit, the first power configuration unit having a first base and a first bridge, the first bridge extending from the first base and spanning above the first shelf;
a first plurality of dividers connected to the first bridge and extending downward toward the first shelf, the first plurality of dividers forming first individual storage bays within the computer storage compartment;
a second shelf;
a second power configuration unit, the second power configuration unit having a second base and a second bridge, the second bridge extending from the second base and spanning above the second shelf; and
a second plurality of dividers connected to the second bridge and extending downward toward the second shelf, the second plurality of dividers forming second individual storage bays within the computer storage compartment;
wherein the first plurality of dividers do not contact the first shelf;
wherein the second plurality of dividers do not contact the second shelf;
wherein the storage system further comprises a power distribution unit, the power distribution unit supplying power within the storage system to the first power configuration unit and to the second power configuration unit; and
wherein the power distribution unit supplies approximately 5V DC power to the first power configuration unit and supplies approximately 110V AC power to the second power configuration unit.

US Pat. No. 10,412,851

INCLINED STORAGE ARRAY FOR IMPROVED COOLING

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A chassis, comprising:a base portion situated on a X-Y plane, the base portion comprising a plurality of hard drives oriented in a plurality of storage arrays along a leading edge of the base portion, the base portion comprising a front end and a rear end; and
a fan module configured to pass air from the front end to the rear end,
wherein the plurality of hard drives is tilted along a Z-axis that is perpendicular to the base portion, wherein the plurality of hard drives further comprises a first portion of the hard drives and a second portion of the hard drives, wherein the first portion and second portion are tilted at different angles.

US Pat. No. 10,412,848

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A power supply device comprising:a circuit board having an upper surface and a lower surface;
a fin for heat dissipation;
a power component and a filter component configured to be connected to the circuit board; and
a casing configured to house the circuit board, the power component, and the filter component, wherein
the power component generates heat and switching noise,
the filter component is an input filter including a choke coil or an EMC filter,
the casing includes a base plate including an upper flat surface and a bottom surface on opposite sides of the base plate, and a protruding part which protrudes from the baseplate toward the fin, the fin being provided on the bottom surface,
the circuit board is placed on and in direct contact with the upper flat surface, the circuit board being located between the power component and the base plate, with the power component mounted on the upper surface of the circuit board, the filter component mounted on the lower surface of the circuit board, and, in plan view, the power component facing the fin via the circuit board and the base plate so that heat generated by the power component is dissipated by the fin, and
the filter component is housed in the protruding part so as to be distanced from the power component and to reduce reception of the switching noise generated by the power component.

US Pat. No. 10,412,847

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOUNTED TO AN INDUSTRIAL MACHINE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electronic device including an electronic component and mounted to an industrial machine, comprising:a casing including an opening;
a rear cover disposed within a portion of the opening of the casing and configured to close the opening and form a storage space accommodating the electronic component between the casing and the rear cover; and
a packing disposed within a portion of the opening of the casing, the packing integrally formed of an outer seal configured to seal between the rear cover and the industrial machine and an inner seal configured to seal between the rear cover and the casing,
wherein
the outer seal includes
a main part extending from a joint portion connected to the inner seal and
a low-rigidity portion having a lower rigidity than that of the main part, and
the low-rigidity portion is provided for a first face of the main body of the packing, the first face being located on the industrial machine side, or is provided for a second face of the main body of the packing, the second face located on the opposite side of the main body from the industrial machine side.

US Pat. No. 10,412,837

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,412,834

MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for manufacturing a mounting structure,the method comprising:
applying mixed paste of a bonding material and an uncured first reinforcing resin onto second electrodes on a circuit board;
mounting a semiconductor package on the second electrodes of the circuit board via bumps and the mixed paste;
applying a second reinforcing resin between an outer periphery of the semiconductor package and the circuit board;
separating the bonding material and the first reinforcing resin by heating the circuit board and the semiconductor package; and
melting the bonding material, expanding the bonding material with a wet surface to the bump, expanding the first reinforcing resin with a wet surface around the bonding material and the bump, and then curing the first reinforcing resin and the second reinforcing resin,
wherein a relationship as follows is satisfied: a melting point of the bump>a hardening reaction starting temperature of the second reinforcing resin>a hardening reaction starting temperature of the first reinforcing resin>a melting point of the bonding material, and a difference between the hardening reaction starting temperature of the first reinforcing resin and the hardening reaction starting temperature of the second reinforcing resin is 5° C. to 15° C.

US Pat. No. 10,412,829

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT BASE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SOKO KAGAKU CO., LTD., I...

1. A base for chip-on-board mounting including flip-chip mounting or for surface-mounting, the base comprising:an insulating base material; and
two or more metal films that are formed on one side of the insulating base material and electrically separated from each other, wherein
at least a surface layer part that is exposed on a surface of the one side of the insulating base material is composed of a material that is not degraded by being exposed to ultraviolet light,
the two or more metal films are formed to include an upper surface and a side wall surface that are covered by gold or a platinum group metal, to be capable of mounting thereon one or more nitride semiconductor light-emitting elements or one or more submounts, each of the submounts being obtained by flip-chip mounting thereon a nitride semiconductor light-emitting element, and to have, as a whole, a predetermined planar view shape including two or more electrode pads,
on the one side of the insulating base material and along a boundary line between (i) an exposed surface of the insulating base material that is not covered by each of the two or more metal films and (ii) a side wall surface of each of the two or more metal films, at least a first part of the exposed surface of the insulating base material continuous with the boundary line that is sandwiched between two adjacent electrode pads and the side wall surfaces of the two or more metal films that oppose to each other with the first part interposed therebetween are covered by a fluororesin film, a height of the fluororesin film not being greater than a height of the side wall surface of each of the two or more metal films, and wherein
a part of an upper surface of each of the two or more metal films that composes at least each of the two or more electrode pads is not covered by the fluororesin film.

US Pat. No. 10,412,809

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING SOLID STATE EMITTERS WITH ADJUSTABLE CONTROL

CREE, INC., Durham, NC (...

1. A control module for a solid state lighting device that includes a plurality of groups of solid state light emitters, wherein each group of solid state light emitters of the plurality of groups of solid state light emitters is independently controllable and is arranged to generate emissions comprising a dominant wavelength that differs from a dominant wavelength of emissions generated by each other group of solid state light emitters, and emissions generated by each group of solid state light emitters are arranged to be combined to produce aggregate emissions of the solid state lighting device, the control module comprising:a memory storing at least one operating instruction set; and
at least one processor configured to utilize the at least one operating instruction set to automatically adjust at different hours of a calendar day (a) luminous flux of the aggregate emissions and (b) at least one of correlated color temperature or color point of the aggregate emissions, responsive to at least one of (i) time or (ii) at least one signal indicative of an environmental condition;
wherein the at least one processor is further configured to utilize the at least one operating instruction set to automatically adjust at different hours of a calendar day at least one of (c) melatonin suppressing milliwatts per hundred lumens of the aggregate emissions or (d) relative gamut of the aggregate emissions, for a selected color point or correlated color temperature of the aggregated emissions.

US Pat. No. 10,412,808

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE AND LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING SAME

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

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a circuit board;
a plurality of light emitting modules disposed on the circuit board and including a light source unit having first to third light source units for emitting red, green, and blue light;
a reflective member;
a controller for providing a current control signal for each of the first to third light source units;
a driver for controlling currents of the first to third light source units by a current control signal of the controller; and
a memory part for storing luminous flux deviation data of each of the first to third light source units of the plurality of light emitting modules,
wherein the first light source unit includes a plurality of first light emitting devices emitting red light, the second light source unit includes a plurality of second light emitting devices emitting green light, the third light source unit includes a plurality of third light emitting devices emitting blue light, the controller controls the currents of the first, second, and third light source units of the plurality of light emitting modules, respectively, by the intensity value of the input current corresponding to the luminous flux deviation data,
wherein the luminous flux deviation data is luminous flux data for each respective color of red, green and blue and which is outputted as the same luminous flux value for each respective color in the light source unit of the plurality of light emitting modules,
wherein the first, second and third light source units are disposed inside a virtual circle,
wherein the reflective member is coupled to openings of the circuit board and contacts an upper surface of the circuit board,
wherein a height of the reflective member is greater than a diameter of the virtual circle, and
wherein the reflective member forms an acute angle with an upper surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,412,803

LIGHTING SYSTEM, CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A control device, for a light emitting diode (LED), wherein the LED is driven by a current to emit light, the control device comprising:a microcontroller, coupled to the LED, for providing the current to the LED according to a current setup signal;
a pulse width modulation (PWM) circuit, coupled to the microcontroller, for generating the current setup signal, and adjusting a pulse width of the current setup signal according to a control signal, to adjust the current generated by the microcontroller; and
a bias circuit, coupled to the microcontroller, for providing a startup voltage to a current setup pin.

US Pat. No. 10,412,800

VEHICLE LED DISPLAY SYSTEM

1. A system comprising:an LED display assembly, wherein the LED display assembly comprises:
a transparent flexible substrate reversibly attachable to a surface of a first vehicle; and
a set of LEDs disposed on the substrate; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the set of LEDs of the LED display assembly, wherein the controller includes one or more processors configured to execute a set of program instructions stored in memory; and
a user interface, disposed in a cabin of the first vehicle on a communication device, wherein the user interface is configured to display a graphical representation of individual LEDs of the LED display assembly, wherein the user interface is communicatively coupled to the controller of the LED display assembly and further configured to receive a selection from a user of individual LEDs for activation on the LED display assembly, wherein the program instructions of the controller are further configured to cause the one or more processors to control an activation state of one or more LEDs of the set of LEDs in response to one or more signals from the user interface indicative of the selection from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,412,796

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT WITH A PROGRAMMABLE INPUT FOR LED LIGHTING

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR C...

1. A LED driver comprising:a primary-side controller having a pulse width modulator (PWM) circuit generating a switching signal coupled to drive a switch to generate an output current to drive at least one LED, the primary-side controller being coupled to an input of the LED driver to receive an input signal generated in response to an AC input;
wherein the primary-side controller generates the switching signal in response to the input signal to regulate the output current, and the primary-side controller provides a current control signal to the PWM circuit for regulating a current through the switch in response to the input signal; and
wherein the primary-side controller is responsive to the input signal for providing a feed-forward control for controlling the output current, and the primary-side controller includes a clamp to control the influence of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,795

POWER MEASUREMENT VIA BOND WIRE COUPLING

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

1. A device comprising:an output circuit coupled to an output of a transistor device, the output circuit including
an input port at which a signal is received,
an output port at which an impedance-adjusted representation of the signal is provided, and
a set of bond wires connecting the input and output ports;
a first coupler including a first coupling bond wire positioned along the set of bond wires so that inductive coupling occurs between the first coupling bond wire and the set of bond wires, wherein the first coupler includes a first measurement port coupled to a first end of the first coupling bond wire, and a first termination coupled to a second end of the first coupling bond wire, and wherein a signal indicative of forward power between the input port and the output port is provided at the first measurement port; and
a second coupler including a second coupling bond wire positioned along the set of bond wires so that inductive coupling occurs between the second coupling bond wire and the set of bond wires, wherein the second coupler includes a second measurement port coupled to a first end of the second coupling bond wire, and a second termination coupled to a second end of the second coupling bond wire, and wherein a signal indicative of reverse power between the output port and the input port is provided at the second measurement port.

US Pat. No. 10,412,790

COOKING APPLIANCE

1. A cooking appliance apparatus, comprising:at least one current supply line;
at least one inductor;
at least one inverter, the at least one inverter and the at least one inductor connected by way of the at least one current supply line;
at least one current sensor unit positioned between the at least one inverter and the at least one inductor and configured to measure a high-frequency current in the at least one current supply line, said at least one current sensor having:
a first sensor inductance;
at least one second sensor inductance;
at least one conduction path separate and distinct from the at least one current supply line, the at least one conduction path connecting the first sensor inductance to the at least one second sensor inductance in an electrically conducting manner, the at least one current supply line opposing the at least one conduction path and arranged between the first sensor inductance and the at least one second sensor inductance,
wherein the cooking appliance apparatus is constructed in a form of a cooktop apparatus and the at least one current supply line, the at least one inductor, the at least one inverter, and the at least one current sensor unit are disposed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,412,782

GROUP COMMUNICATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method for group communication in a communications system, the method comprising:monitoring, in a user terminal, for broadcasted service data on a generic broadcast bearer associated with communication services, wherein the generic broadcast bearer is a pre-established broadcast bearer not dedicated to any specific service;
in response to receiving an indication of broadcasted service data for a specific communication service appearing on the generic broadcast bearer, receiving, in the user terminal, broadcasted service data for the specific communication service, on the generic broadcast bearer; and
in response to a separate service-specific broadcast bearer being established for the specific communication service, receiving, in the user terminal, broadcasted service data related to the specific communication service on the service-specific broadcast bearer;
wherein a single generic pre-established bearer is provided per multicast channel involving a certain set of cells, a certain set of reserved sub-frames and a certain modulation and coding used for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,412,770

HYBRID NETWORKING IMPLEMENTATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A method for implementing hybrid networking, applied to a Home evolved Node B (HeNB), comprising:the HeNB sending an Internet Protocol (IP) version supported by the HeNB, which refers to whether the HeNB supports IPV4 or IPV6, to a HeNB gateway, wherein the HeNB is linked with a Mobility Management Entity (MME) via the HeNB gateway and a user plane does not pass through the HeNB gateway; and
the HeNB receiving from the HeNB gateway an IP address matched with the IP version supported by the HeNB, wherein the HeNB gateway selects, from IPV4 addresses and IPV6 addresses sent by the MME, the IP address matched with the IP version supported by the HeNB, and sends the selected IP address to the HeNB; and
setting up a service bearer according to the IP address;
wherein the HeNB sending the IP version supported by the HeNB to the HeNB gateway comprises:
the HeNB sending the IP version supported by the HeNB to the HeNB gateway through an S1 message;
wherein the S1 message is an S1 interface common message, and the S1 interface common message is one of the following messages: S1 SETUP REQUEST, and ENB CONFIGURATION UPDATE; or
the S1 message is an S1 interface user equipment (UE) specific message, and the S1 interface UE specific message is one of the following messages: INITIAL UE MESSAGE, and PATH SWITCH REQUEST.

US Pat. No. 10,412,766

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal communicating with a master base station and a secondary base station, the method comprising:receiving, from a master base station, a message to add a cell of a secondary cell group (SCG) associated with a secondary base station, the message including configuration information related to the SCG;
adding the cell for the SCG based on the message;
identifying whether the configuration information related to the SCG includes mobility control information related to the SCG;
starting a timer with a timer value included in the mobility control information related to the SCG based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG;
starting synchronizing to a downlink of a primary secondary cell (PSCell) based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG;
initiating a random access procedure on the PSCell based on preamble information included in the mobility control information related to the SCG based on the configuration information including the mobility control information related to the SCG; and
transmitting, to the master base station, a response message in response to the message,
wherein the timer is stopped in response to the random access procedure being completed successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,412,763

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK USING OFDMA SCHEME

1. A method for communicating in a local area network over an operating bandwidth using an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) scheme, the method comprising:transmitting, at an access point (AP), a request frame to a station, the request frame transmitted at a first instant;
wherein the request frame requests the station to transmit a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) in response to the request frame, the requesting frame including a clear channel assessment (CCA) signal and access category (AC) information, the CCA signal instructing the station to perform CCA before the transmission of the responsive PPDU , the AC information indicating an AC recommended by the AP in order for the station to generate the responsive PPDU;
receiving, at the AP, the responsive PPDU from the station, the responsive PPDU received over all of sub-channels for which CCA were performed by the station within a predetermined period of time following the first instant.

US Pat. No. 10,412,752

COEXISTENCE MANAGEMENT OF GNSS AND WIRELESS OPERATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

15. A method, comprising:prioritizing reception by a satellite positioning system (SPS) receiver over a radio access technology (RAT) transmission by a RAT transmitter, by:
(1) determining that the SPS receiver is receiving a first signal via an antenna to determine a location of the SPS receiver; and
(2) in response to determining that the SPS receiver is receiving the first signal via the antenna, inducing the RAT transmitter to either:
(a) delay a second signal from being transmitted by the RAT transmitter via the antenna while the first signal is received by the SPS receiver via the antenna and the location of the SPS has not been determined; or
(b) transmit the second signal at a low power level via the antenna while the first signal is received by the SPS receiver via the antenna, the low power level determined to allow reception of the first signal by the SPS receiver via the antenna,
wherein a signal path between the antenna and each of the SPS receiver and the RAT transmitter does not include any hardware component to physically separate the first signal from the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,749

SCHEDULING IN LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node, the method comprising:determining a first uplink/downlink scheduling pattern for a first plurality of consecutive subframes based on a traffic pattern of data to transmit or receive;
transmitting the first uplink/downlink scheduling pattern to a wireless device;
transmitting or receiving at least one subframe of the first plurality of consecutive subframes to or from the wireless device according to the first uplink/downlink scheduling pattern;
determining the traffic pattern of data to transmit or receive has changed;
determining, based on the changed traffic pattern, a second uplink/downlink scheduling pattern for a second plurality of consecutive subframes, wherein the first plurality of consecutive subframes and the second plurality of consecutive subframes overlap in time by at least one shared subframe;
transmitting the second uplink/downlink scheduling pattern to the wireless device; and
transmitting or receiving the at least one shared subframe according to the second uplink/downlink scheduling pattern,
wherein the first uplink/downlink scheduling pattern comprises at least one of:
a set of subframes in the first plurality of subframes that the wireless device does not monitor for downlink; and
a set of subframes in the first plurality of subframes that the wireless device does monitor for downlink.

US Pat. No. 10,412,746

METHOD FOR FORWARDING IN PEER-TO-PEER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a forwarding apparatus, comprising:announcing, within an association message, capability of the forwarding apparatus to forward data from a source apparatus to a destination apparatus;
receiving a forwarding request message from the source apparatus based on the association message;
determining, upon receiving the forwarding request message, based on a quality of a first link between the source apparatus and the forwarding apparatus, a quality of a second link between the forwarding apparatus and the destination apparatus, and a quality of a third link between the source apparatus and the destination apparatus, whether it is preferable to send the data from the source apparatus directly to the destination apparatus or to send the data from the source apparatus to the destination apparatus via the forwarding apparatus, comprising determining it is preferable to send the data from the source apparatus to the destination apparatus via the forwarding apparatus if the quality of the first link is above a threshold, the quality of the second link is above the threshold, and the quality of the third link is below the threshold; and
transmitting, in response to the forwarding request message, a forwarding confirmation message to the source apparatus based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,412,745

PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO REDUCTION IN MULTIUSER MIMO SYSTEMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for use in a wireless device in a multi-carrier system supporting spatial multiplexing of wireless devices, for transmitting a reference signal to a network node, the method comprising:receiving information indicating a frequency subcarrier spacing, the frequency subcarrier spacing being based on at least the number of scheduled spatially multiplexed wireless devices in the multi-carrier system;
determining a sequence for transmission as the reference signal, based at least on the received information, including setting a length of the sequence in dependence on the number of scheduled spatially multiplexed wireless devices in the multi-carrier system;
mapping elements of the sequence to resource elements of a reference signal carrying symbol having subcarriers at the frequency subcarrier spacing, wherein the length of the sequence determines the number of frequency subcarriers spanned by the reference signal in the reference signal carrying symbol; and
transmitting the sequence on the mapped resource elements, as said reference signal.