US Pat. No. 10,418,034

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A WIRELESS MICROPHONE TO ACCESS REMOTELY HOSTED APPLICATIONS

nVoq Incorporated, Bould...

1. A method of coordinating network communication between a mobile device running a mobile application and a client device running a client application through a server running a hosted application, the method comprising:obtaining, by the server, credential information for a user of the client application executing on the client device;
registering, by the server, the user of the client application with the hosted application executing on the server;
identifying, by the server, a mobile device that is separate from the client device and that the user uses to communicate, via a first communication link, with the hosted application executing on the server;
receiving, at the server, data from the mobile device;
processing the data received from the mobile device by the hosted application executing at the server; and
transmitting, by the server, a result of the data processed by the hosted application to the client application executing on the client device via a second communication link, the first and second communication links containing at least a different resource locator from each other,
wherein,
the hosted application executing on the server is a speech to text application,
the data received at the server from the mobile device comprises audio, an audio shortcut, a voice command, or a combination thereof, and
the result of the processed data transmitted from the server to the client application executing on the client device is text, a shortcut, a command to be executed by the client application, or a combination thereof, the text corresponding to the audio received at the server from the mobile device, the shortcut corresponding to the audio shortcut received at the server from the mobile device, and the command corresponding to the voice command received at the server from the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,416,347

LOCATING SYSTEM HAVING A HAND-HELD LOCATING UNIT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A locating system comprising:at least one hand-held locating sensor configured to detect locating data concerning objects concealed below an examination surface, the at least one hand-held locating sensor including a position sensor configured to detect position data assignable to the locating data;
at least one display unit; and
an evaluation unit operably connected to the at least one hand-held locating sensor and to the at least one display unit, the evaluation unit configured to:
determine at least two-dimensional map information based on the locating data and the position data; and
operate the at least one display unit to display at least one segment of the at least two-dimensional map information such that at least one of (i) the at least one segment of the map at least two-dimensional information is centered in relation to a position of the at least one hand-held locating sensor, (ii) the at least one segment of the at least two-dimensional map information is scaled depending on the position data, and (iii) the at least one segment of the at least two-dimensional map information is scaled depending on a movement speed of the at least one hand-held locating sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,414,116

SANDWICH COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SANDWICH COMPONENT

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A sandwich component, comprising:a first cover layer, a second cover layer, and a core disposed therebetween, wherein
the first and second cover layers are each formed from an outer layer made of a fiber-reinforced PEEK and, fused therewith, an inner layer made of PEI,
the core has outer layers each of which is formed from PEI, and an inner structure, which is formed entirely or partially from PEEK, and
the inner layers of the cover layers are each fused with one of the outer layers of the core with the use of an organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,420,240

ARRANGEMENT FOR SUBSEA HOUSING OF ELECTRIC COMPONENTS AND MANUFACTURING OF THE SAME

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A pressure compensated subsea arrangement for housing of electric components, comprising:a pressure compensated housing, the pressure compensated housing is filled with an isoparaffinic hydrocarbon dielectric liquid;
at least one electric component, the at least one electric component is positioned inside the pressure compensated housing, the isoparaffinic hydrocarbon dielectric liquid provides convection cooling of the at least one electric component within the pressure compensated housing at a subsea depth of at least 100 m.

US Pat. No. 10,420,194

CONTROLLING GROUPS OF ELECTRICAL LOADS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control system comprising:a group of lighting devices configured to control an amount of power provided to respective lighting loads; and
a remote control device configured to:
identify an actuation on the remote control device, wherein the actuation is configured to toggle an on/off state of the lighting devices;
transmit a status query message for the on/off state to at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices in response to the actuation to identify the on/off state of the at least one lighting device prior to controlling one or more lighting devices in the group of lighting devices;
receive a status message from the at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices, wherein the status message indicates a respective on/off state of the at least one lighting device; and
transmit a digital message configured to control the on/off state of the one or more lighting devices in the group of lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,420,116

FAST JOINT TRAFFIC-TO-PILOT RATIO AND SPATIAL SCHEME DETECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for interference cancellation performed by a User Equipment (UE) in communication with a serving cell, the method comprising:determining a rank of an unprecoded channel matrix associated with an interfering cell;
estimating, based at least in part on the determined rank, a Traffic-to-Pilot Ratio (TPR) for an interfering transmission from the interfering cell over time and frequency resources associated with a serving cell transmission from the serving cell, wherein estimating the TPR of the interfering transmission is based at least in part on a unit-norm property of a plurality of precoding matrix hypotheses for the interfering transmission;
calculating, based at least in part on the estimated TPR for the interfering transmission, respective log-likelihood functions for joint demodulation of the serving cell transmission and the interfering transmission according to the plurality of precoding matrix hypotheses;
selecting a subset of the plurality of precoding matrix hypotheses based at least in part on the respective log-likelihood functions; and
performing joint demodulation of the serving cell transmission and the interfering transmission to obtain a set of demapped symbols for the serving cell transmission, the joint demodulation being based at least in part on a uniform distribution hypothesis for the serving cell transmission and a non-uniform distribution hypothesis for the interfering transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,415,274

VEHICLE HANDLE DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A vehicle handle device comprising:a handle support member configured to be fixed to a vehicle door;
a handle that is rotatably supported by the handle support member and causes, through rotating thereof, a locking device provided in the vehicle door to perform a transition from a latched state to an unlatched state;
a rotary member that is installed to be rotatable around a predetermined rotary shaft with respect to the handle support member; and
a torsion coil spring that has a main body portion which extends to have a spiral shape and is disposed on the periphery of the rotary shaft, and a first engagement piece and a second engagement piece which extend from both ends of the main body portion, respectively, and that generates a bias force that causes the rotary member to rotate around the rotary shaft when the first engagement piece and the second engagement piece engage with the rotary member and the handle support member, respectively, in a state in which the main body portion is elastically deformed,
wherein the rotary member includes
a first engagement portion that engages with the first engagement piece, and
a second engagement portion with and from which the second engagement piece is able to engage and to be separated in the state in which the main body portion is elastically deformed,
wherein the handle support member includes a support-member-side engagement portion that engages with the second engagement piece and separates the second engagement piece from the second engagement portion when the rotary member is supported by the handle support member.

US Pat. No. 10,420,262

FEEDER MANAGEMENT DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder management device for managing feeders used on a component supply device of a component mounter, the feeder management device comprising:a data management section including management data in which a component type of an electronic component loaded on each of the feeders is linked to an identification code that specifies each of the multiple feeders: and
an editing control section configured to determine whether editing is allowable based on a loading state of the electronic component on the feeder in a case in which edit ng of the management information is attempted to be performed in accordance with a change to the component type linked to the identification code of the feeder.

US Pat. No. 10,420,138

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing communication by using a plurality of control channels and data channels transmitted through a plurality of symbols, in a wireless communication system, using a subframe transmitted in a unit of a transmission time interval (TTI), the method comprising:configuring a control channel element by using a resource element group in the same symbol of a resource block,
wherein the resource element group comprises a plurality of resource elements in the same symbol, and
wherein the resource block is transmitted in a unit of a short TTI (sTTI), which is set to be shorter than the TTI;
configuring a control channel corresponding to the control channel element and a data channel scheduled by the control channel,
wherein the control channel and the data channel are transmitted in different frequency bands; and
transmitting data through the data channel,
wherein the same symbol is a first symbol, a second symbol is transmitted in the resource block after the first symbol, the control channel element is aggregated on the first symbol, and when a frequency band of a control channel corresponding to the control channel element aggregated on the first symbol is insufficient, the control channel element is additionally aggregated on the second symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,420,220

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY WITH A COMPONENT ARRANGED BETWEEN TWO CIRCUIT CARRIERS, AND METHOD FOR JOINING SUCH AN ASSEMBLY

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. An electronic assembly comprising:a first circuit carrier having a first mounting face for electronic components;
a second circuit carrier having a second mounting face for electronic components;
wherein the second mounting face faces the first mounting face and is connected thereto; and
an electronic component connected both to the first mounting face and the second mounting face;
wherein the first mounting face includes a contact region between the first circuit carrier and the component;
wherein the contact region is flexible in a direction perpendicular to the first mounting face in comparison to an adjacent region of the first circuit carrier surrounding the contact region and in comparison to the second circuit carrier; and
wherein the contact region comprises a plurality of parallel cut-out grooves formed in an alternating manner in the first mounting face of the first circuit carrier and in an opposite face of the first circuit carrier facing away from the first mounting face.

US Pat. No. 10,420,130

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a data unit by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving transmission duration information for each of a plurality of radio bearers, the transmission duration information related to transmission durations allowed for transmission on a corresponding radio bearer,
receiving an uplink grant and information on a first transmission duration for the uplink grant;
selecting one or more radio bearers for the uplink grant based on respective maximum transmission durations for the plurality of radio bearers and the first transmission duration, wherein the maximum transmission durations are included in the received transmission duration information, wherein each of the respective maximum transmission durations sets a maximum duration allowed for transmission on a corresponding one of the plurality of radio bearers;
generating a Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including data of the one or more selected radio bearers; and
transmitting the MAC PDU using the uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,420,263

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply device comprising:a loader;
a plurality of stick cases positioned within the loader;
a plurality of electronic components positioned within each of the plurality of stick cases, wherein each of the plurality of electronic components in each of the plurality of stick cases are from the same manufacturing lot;
a component transporting path through which at least one of the plurality of electronic components supplied from at least one of the plurality of stick cases is transported to a component supply position;
a component information storage in which component information for each of the plurality of electronic components in each of the plurality of stick cases is stored; and
a reader configured to read information from only one representative stick case of the plurality of stick cases having electronic components from the same manufacturing lot so that a component collating processing is performed by using read component information before the plurality of stick cases is positioned within the loader,
wherein the information read from the one representative stick case is stored in the component information storage for each of the plurality of stick cases having components from the same manufacturing lot.

US Pat. No. 10,420,228

INTEGRATING APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

I Shou University, Kaohs...

1. An integrating apparatus adapted for integrating a plurality of electronic devices, each of the electronic devices including a main body that is formed with a receptacle and a display that is mounted in the main body, said integrated apparatus comprising:an elongated frame member that is flexible, that has opposite end portions separably coupled to each other, and that is adapted for encircling and positioning the main bodies of the electronic devices; and
a plurality of spaced-apart connecting plugs that protrude from said frame member, that are electrically connected to each other, and that are adapted for electric connection with the receptacles of the main bodies of the electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,420,191

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A control system for controlling a plurality of lighting units of a lighting system, wherein the plurality of lighting units are assigned to different areas and the control system comprises:a lighting command providing unit for providing a lighting command defining desired power levels of the plurality of lighting units of the lighting system;
an occupancy information providing unit for providing occupancy information being indicative of a degree of occupancy of the different areas; and
a control unit for controlling the plurality of lighting units, wherein the control unit is adapted to control the plurality of lighting units in accordance with the lighting command and depending on the occupancy information such that different lighting units of the plurality of lighting units are each respectively set to the respective desired power level, defined for the respective lighting unit of the different lighting units by the provided lighting command, at different times,
wherein the control unit is further adapted to control the plurality of lighting units such that a given lighting unit, of the plurality of lighting units, assigned to an area having a given degree of occupancy is set to the desired power level defined for the given lighting unit before setting the desired power level defined for a lighting unit, of the plurality of lighting units, that is assigned to an area having a degree of occupancy which is smaller than the given degree of occupancy, and
wherein the control unit is adapted to randomly control at which times the respective lighting units of the plurality of lighting units are set to their respective desired power levels, wherein the random control depends on the occupancy information, and wherein the control unit is adapted to assign a respective probability to each lighting unit of the plurality of lighting units depending on the occupancy information,
wherein each respective probability is a probability of earliness of setting the respective desired power level, defined for the lighting unit to which the respective probability is assigned, during the random control and wherein the control unit is adapted to randomly distribute power level setting times, at which the respective lighting units of the plurality of lighting units are to be set to the respective power levels defined for the respective lighting units, depending on the assigned probabilities.

US Pat. No. 10,420,268

COMPONENT SUPPLY SYSTEM AND COMPONENT SUPPLY METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply system, comprising:a component supply unit that automatically transfers a first carrier tape which stores components and is covered with a cover tape, exposes the components from the first carrier tape using a component exposing unit, and supplies the components which are exposed from the first carrier tape;
a joining determination unit which determines whether or not a joining is present, wherein the joining is a joint, formed by splicing, that joins the first carrier tape to a second carrier tape positioned behind the first carrier tape; and
a controller which controls transferring of the first carrier tape by the component supply unit,
wherein the controller restricts the transferring of the first carrier tape in a case in which the joining determination unit determines that the joining is present,
wherein the component supply unit includes a sensor which detects the joining mid way down a transfer path of the first carrier tape at a position in front of the component exposing unit,
wherein the joining determination unit determines whether or not the joining is present based on detection information of the sensor, and
wherein the controller stops transferring of the first carrier tape at a position at which the joining is in front of the component exposing unit in the case in which the joining determination unit determines that the joining is present.

US Pat. No. 10,420,267

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. An electronic component mounting apparatus for mounting electronic components supplied by a component feeding unit onto a substrate, the electronic component mounting apparatus comprising:a mounting head including a holder for extracting electronic components from housing portions of the component feeding unit positioned at a component extraction position;
an imaging camera disposed on the mounting head for imaging the component extraction position when the holder is at the component extraction position;
a recognition unit for recognizing a positional deviation between the component extraction position and a position of the housing portion of an electronic component or a position of the electronic component in the housing portion based on an image of the component extraction position captured by the imaging camera; and
a controller configured to correct the component extraction position of a previous electronic component to a position shifted by the positional deviation recognized by the recognition unit from an image of the previous electronic component taken by the imaging camera before lowering of the holder and causing the mounting head to move to the corrected component extraction position before the previous electronic component is extracted by the holder and stores the corrected component extraction position;
and wherein in a case that the recognized positional deviation of the previous electronic component is smaller than a predetermined allowable value and after the mounting of the previous electronic component, the controller causes the imaging camera to image the component extraction position for correction of the positional deviation of a subsequent electronic component when the holder starts lowering at the component extraction position as opposed to imaging the component extraction position before lowering the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,420,269

MOUNTING INSPECTION DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting inspection device, comprising:a board camera that captures an image of a printed circuit board;
missing component inspection circuitry to perform missing component inspection of components mounted on the printed circuit board based on the image of the printed circuit board captured by the board camera and to generate missing component information for specifying the component which has been determined as a missing component; and
foreign object inspection circuitry to perform foreign object inspection in which foreign objects on the printed circuit board are inspected with regard to the printed circuit board on which the missing component has been detected and to not perform the foreign object inspection with regard to the printed circuit board on which the missing component has not been detected, based on the missing component information generated by the missing component inspection circuitry,
wherein the foreign object inspection circuitry specifies a disposition position of the missing component based on the missing component information, the disposition position corresponding to a position in which the missing component is to be mounted, and performs the foreign object inspection by starting on a periphery of the specified disposition position.

US Pat. No. 10,420,266

NOZZLE MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF NOZZLE MANAGEMENT DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A nozzle management device comprising:a pallet that stores suction nozzles used for a component mounting machine;
a nozzle station installation device that targets a nozzle station which is detachably installed in the component mounting machine and which holds a plurality of the suction nozzles, and that installs the nozzle station detached from the component mounting machine;
a nozzle transfer device that transfers the suction nozzles between the pallet and the nozzle station installed in the nozzle station installation device; and
a control device that controls an operation of the nozzle transfer device in accordance with an operation mode,
wherein the pallet and the nozzle station respectively have a plurality of sockets capable of holding the suction nozzles by adopting a predetermined posture,
wherein the operation mode includes an exchange operation for transferring the plurality of the suction nozzles serving as storage targets from the nozzle station to the pallet, and for transferring the plurality of the suction nozzles which are respectively designated corresponding to the sockets of the nozzle station from the pallet,
wherein in the exchange operation, the control device identifies a position of a vacant first socket, secures the first vacant socket, and transfers one of the plurality of the suction nozzles serving as one of the storage targets to the vacant first socket secured in a movable range of the nozzle transfer device,
wherein thereafter, the control device controls the operation of the nozzle transfer device so as to alternately and repeatedly perform
a loading operation for transferring the suction nozzle from the pallet to the socket of the nozzle station which is emptied out by the transferred suction nozzle, and
an unloading operation for transferring one of the plurality of the suction nozzles serving as one of the storage targets from the nozzle station to the socket of the pallet which is emptied out by the loading operation, and
wherein in the operation mode excluding the exchange operation, the control device maintains a vacant state for some of the plurality of sockets in the pallet, and secures the vacant first socket in the pallet in the movable range of the nozzle transfer device.

US Pat. No. 10,420,241

REMOTE PHY IN A BK NODE

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

10. An adaptor plate configured to be inserted in to a BundesKabelnetz (BK) standard housing and receive a remote PHY device (RPD) having a width greater than one slot in the standard housing, the adaptor plate comprising:a width spanning more than two of a plurality of slots in the standard housing;
active components for A/B amplification;
a first mounting component for coupling the adaptor plate with the RPD, the RPD having a width greater than a slot width of one slot in the standard housing; and
a second mounting component for coupling the adaptor plate and RPD with the standard housing, wherein the A/B amplification integrated with the RPD via a bracket enables a higher power envelope for the RPD than an RPD spanning two or less slots.

US Pat. No. 10,420,217

CONDUCTOR CONNECTING STRUCTURE

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

1. A conductor connecting structure comprising:a substrate having at least one connection pad, the at least one connection pad having an upper surface and a solder storing part, the at least one connection pad having a width; and
a cable having at least one core wire, the at least one core wire having a front end, the at least one core wire being connected to the upper surface of the connection pad via soldering such that the solder storing part of the at least one connection pad is further frontward than the front end of the at least one core wire, the at least one core wire having a diameter, wherein the diameter of the at least one core wire is substantially equal to the width of the at least one connection pad.

US Pat. No. 10,416,609

SINGLE SHOT IMAGING USING DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHY RECEIVER

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method of sensing optical properties comprising:storing first parameters of a discrete model of propagation paths between an illuminated object and a sensor array of a digital hologram apparatus in a memory, where the illuminated object has complex valued reflection coefficients, where the discrete model comprises a plurality of regions distributed over the propagation paths and where light propagated through each region is subject to a phase perturbation;
storing second parameters of a discrete model of reflectance values in the memory, where the reflectance values are dependent upon expected values of the absolute square of the complex valued reflection coefficients;
sensing light reflected from the illuminated object at the sensor array;
determining, from the sensed light, hologram data comprising an array of hologram values, where the hologram values are dependent upon the complex valued reflection coefficients of the illuminated object and further dependent upon the propagation paths between the illuminated object and the sensor array;
determining reflectance values and phase perturbations for which a test function is at an extremum, where the test function contains:
a data fidelity term dependent upon the hologram data from a single hologram;
a first regularization term dependent upon the first parameters and the phase perturbations,
a second regularization term dependent upon the second parameters and the reflectance values, andwhere the sensed optical properties comprise the reflectance values, the phase perturbations, or both the reflectance values and the phase perturbations.

US Pat. No. 10,420,256

POWER CONVERTER

KEIHIN CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A power converter comprising:a cooler that cools down an electronic component;
a casing comprising the cooler; and
a sealing member in a loop shape sealing a space between a sealing surface of the cooler and a sealing surface of the casing, wherein:
either one of the sealing surface of the cooler and the sealing surface of the casing is provided with a groove in a loop shape enabling the sealing member to be fitted therein;
a first positioning portion is provided on a bottom surface of the groove;
the sealing member comprises an internal sealing portion with a circular cross-section and located along the bottom surface of the groove, an external sealing portion with a circular cross-section and located so as to surround a looped outer circumference surface of the internal sealing portion, and a connected portion that connects the internal sealing portion to the external sealing portion across an entire circumference of the loop; and
the connected portion comprises a second positioning portion capable of being fitted in the first positioning portion.

US Pat. No. 10,420,254

HEAT SINK ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

National University of Si...

1. A heat sink assembly comprising:a heat sink including a plurality of parallel fins, said fins defining a plurality of channels, and a capping over said fins, said capping shaped to create a void in a space provided by the capping;
said heat sink divided into two stages;
a first stage of the two stages positioned in an upstream portion of said heat sink and arranged such that liquid entering the heat sink is under closed channel flow conditions within said capping enclosing said plurality of channels and;
a second stage of the two stages positioned in a downstream portion and arranged to receive the liquid from the first stage, said second stage including said void above said channels, said void arranged to provide room for vapor expansion so as to have open channel flow in said channels for liquid exiting said heat sink to escape from said channels,
wherein the channels are arranged such that the fluid flows in a longitudinal direction of the channels from the first stage to the second stage and exiting the heat sink, and
wherein the void increases from the first stage to the second stage based at least on a decreasing thickness of the capping.

US Pat. No. 10,420,216

CAMERA HEAD

Medigus Ltd., Omer (IL)

1. A video camera head comprised of at least two rigid printed circuit boards (PCBS) arranged in parallel planes, wherein the at least two PCBs are mechanically supported one above the other by pins made of an electricity conducting material that conduct electrical power from the bottom PCB to electronic components or illumination means mounted on the other PCBs of the at least two PCBs and signals from a solid state sensor chip mounted on one of the other PCBs of the at least two PCBs to the bottom PCB;characterized in that the pins are located within the surface area of each of the PCBs and pass through vias created in the PCBs.

US Pat. No. 10,420,210

TRANSPARENT LAMINATES COMPRISING INKJET PRINTED CONDUCTIVE LINES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC....

1. A transparency comprising:a substrate;
a polymer film on the substrate; and
a conductive mesh formed by a plurality of inkjet printed electrically conductive lines on the polymer film,
wherein the transparency has a transmittance in the near infrared range of wavelengths of 700 to 900 nm and a visible light transmittance greater than 70%,
wherein the polymer film comprises polycarbonate or polyurethane,
wherein at least one inkjet printed electrically conductive line intersects at least one other inkjet printed electrically conductive line,
wherein the conductive mesh has a sheet resistance in a range of about 0.15 to about 1,000 ohms/sq, and
wherein the transparency is configured to provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding.

US Pat. No. 10,420,193

CONTROL SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A control system comprising:a first control device configured to perform lighting control of a first lamp installed in a vehicle;
a second control device configured to perform lighting control of a second lamp installed in the vehicle;
a first temperature sensor configured to acquire a temperature value of the first control device;
a second temperature sensor configured to acquire a temperature value of the second control device; and
a determining unit configured to perform failure determination for determining that either one of the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor is faulty in the case where during the execution of lighting control for the first lamp, a temperature value of the first control device acquired by the first temperature sensor is detected as a first temperature value, and during execution of lighting control of the second lamp, a temperature value of the second control device acquired by the second temperature sensor is detected as a second temperature value, a difference between the first temperature value and the second temperature value is equal to or greater than a preset determination threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,420,185

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING COLOR TEMPERATURE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A system controller for a load control system having a plurality of lighting fixtures in a space, the system controller comprising:a communication circuit configured to transmit and receive messages;
a memory for storing fixture capability information associated with one or more of the plurality of lighting fixtures located in the space; and
a control circuit configured to:
receive the fixture capability information for the plurality of lighting fixtures via the communication circuit,
wherein the fixture capability information comprises at least a first color temperature range associated with a color temperature for a first lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures and a second color temperature range associated with a color temperature for a second lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures,
wherein each of the first color temperature range and the second color temperature range comprise a respective color temperature range between a warm-white color temperature and a respective cool-white color temperature;
compare the first color temperature range with the second color temperature range;
determine a third color temperature range that is common to the first color temperature range associated with the first lighting fixture and the second color temperature range associated with the second lighting fixture,
wherein the determined third color temperature range comprises a maximum warm-white color temperature that is common to the first color temperature range and the second color temperature range,
and wherein the third color temperature range comprises a minimum cool-white color temperature that is common to the first color temperature range and the second color temperature range, and
update the respective color temperature range of each of the first lighting fixture and the second lighting fixture such that control of each of the first lighting fixture and second lighting fixture is limited within the maximum warm-white color temperature and the minimum cool-white color temperature of the third color temperature range that is common to the first color temperature range associated with the first lighting fixture and the second color temperature range associated with the second lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,420,169

INTUITIVE REMOTE LAND MOBILE RADIO TALK-GROUP ASSIGNMENT

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. An automated talkgroup assignment system, comprising:a work group assignment panel comprising a display face in which a plurality of interactive display sections are respectively disposed at a plurality of different locations;
each of the interactive display sections configured to removably receive for display one or more of a plurality of placards, each including a short range communication (SRC) tag affixed thereto, and each of the placards comprising textual information disposed on a placard display face thereof which indicates a member of a work group;
each of the interactive display sections including at least one SRC enabled device which is configured to obtain tag identifying data (TID) from at least one SRC tag when the placard associated with the at least one SRC tag is disposed proximate to the SRC enabled device in the interactive display section;
a control processor which is configured to receive a plurality of the TID acquired by the SRC enabled devices respectively associated with the plurality of interactive display sections, the control processor configured to generate at least one data message based on the TID received so as to indicate which of the plurality of placards are displayed respectively in each of the interactive display sections.

US Pat. No. 10,420,126

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a first device to transmit data in a wireless communication system supporting device-to-device direct communication, the method comprising:receiving, by the first device, one or more messages from a plurality of devices;
calculating a second received signal strength indicating a received signal strength at a target device which is a destination of the one or more messages to determine whether one or more messages from the plurality of devices are messages requiring a relay operation,
wherein the second received signal strength is lower than a first threshold value indicating a minimum received signal strength for demodulating a message at the target device,
wherein the second received signal strength is a value that subtracts a first loss value from a first received signal strength, and
wherein the first loss value is calculated based on a first message transmitted from the target device to the first device; and
transmitting at least one message which is determined to require the relay operation among the one or more messages from the plurality of devices to a second device based on a specific condition.

US Pat. No. 10,420,259

MULTIFUNCTIONAL HYBRID MODULE AND PORTABLE DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

Amosense Co., Ltd., Cheo...

1. A multifunctional integrated module, comprising:an antenna unit including heterogeneous antennas; and
a magnetic field shielding unit, disposed on one surface of the antenna unit, including a magnetic field shielding layer which includes shredded Fe-based alloy fragments and a dielectric filling at least a part of gaps between at least a part of some adjacent ones of the shredded Fe-based alloy fragments, configured to improve characteristics of the antennas and condense a magnetic flux toward the antennas;
wherein the heterogeneous antennas have different operating frequency bands from each other or perform different functions from each other,
wherein the heterogeneous antennas include at least two types of antennas among a near field communication (NFC) antenna, a magnetic security transmission (MST) antenna, and a wireless power transmission (WPT) antenna,
wherein a number of Fe-based alloy fragments of which diameters are less than 500 ?m accounts for 40% or more of a total number of the Fe-based alloy fragments,
wherein a number of Fe-based alloy fragments of which diameters are less than 50 ?m accounts for 50% or less of the total number of the Fe-based alloy fragments.

US Pat. No. 10,420,219

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ADAPTABLE FOR MULTIPLE INTERCONNECTION SLOTS

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) on which is mounted a first type connector or a second type connector, the PCB comprising:a mounting area comprising a plurality of individual pads and a plurality of sharing pads; and
a main body defining the mounting area; and
wherein the plurality of individual pads and the plurality of sharing pads transmit electrical signals;
wherein when the first type connector is mounted on the PCB, data pins of the first type connector correspond to the plurality of sharing pads; and
wherein when the second type connector is mounted on the PCB, the data pins of the second type connector correspond to the plurality of individual pads and the plurality of sharing pads.

US Pat. No. 10,420,187

MULTI-CHANNEL LIGHTING FIXTURE HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVERS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A lighting fixture configured to emit a cumulative light, the lighting fixture comprising:a first light source;
a second light source;
a first driver coupled to the first light source and configured to control an intensity of the first light source;
a second driver coupled to the second light source and configured to control an intensity of the second light source;
wherein the first and second drivers are coupled to a communication link and configured to communicate on the communication link using a respective sub-address; and
wherein the first and second drivers are configured to:
receive, via the communication link, a single digital message;
determine whether the single digital message includes a link address;
based on determining that the message includes the link address, determine whether the digital message includes a parameter, wherein the parameter indicates a specific color temperature;
based on determining that the single digital message includes the parameter, determine a preset intensity for the respective light source of the first and second light sources; and
adjust the intensity of the respective light source to the preset intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,420,184

BIO-DIMMING LIGHTING SYSTEM

Biological Innovation and...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a lighting fixture comprising:
a first LED channel that emits a first spectrum comprising white light; and
a second LED channel that emits a second spectrum comprising biologically-tailored light having a first wavelength peak in a range from 650 nm to 670 nm and a second wavelength peak in a range from 480 nm to 500 nm;
a single dimmer control that enables a user to adjust a total current to the lighting fixture; and
a microprocessor configured to:
take measurements of a first current through the first LED channel and a second current through the second LED channel, wherein a sum of the first current and the second current is the total current;
store a plurality of smallest average values of the total current, each of the smallest average values being calculated from the measurements over a plurality of sampling periods;
set a setpoint based on a largest of the plurality of smallest average values, wherein the setpoint defines a maximum current for a dimming profile of the lighting fixture; and
control a melanopic to photopic ratio (M/P ratio) according to the dimming profile, wherein the dimming profile correlates the M/P ratio to a percentage of the maximum current, and wherein the M/P ratio is a ratio of a melanopic lux to a photopic lux;
wherein a maximum M/P ratio is output when the total current is equal to or greater than the setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,420,182

AUTOMATICALLY COMMISSIONING A GROUP OF LIGHTING UNITS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system controller to control a plurality of lighting units of a lighting system, comprising:a communication interface; and
logic operably coupled with the communication interface and configured to:
determine a time interval for automatically grouping two or more lighting units of the plurality of lighting units of the lighting system as a grouping;
receive, via the communication interface within an iteration of the determined time interval, from two or more sensors associated with the lighting system, indications of two or more sensor events;
determine one or more properties of light emitted by each of the two or more lighting units associated with at least one of the two or more sensor events received within the same iteration of the determined time interval; and
automatically group the two or more lighting units as the grouping configured to be collectively controlled based on the indications and light output of each of the two or more lighting units.

US Pat. No. 10,420,265

AUTOMATED INSERTING DEVICE FOR WORKPIECE ASSEMBLY

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An inserting device, comprising:a first feeding mechanism configured to convey a plurality of products one by one to an inserting position;
a second feeding mechanism, the second feeding mechanism comprising:
a supporting structure, comprising:
a first supporting plate;
a second supporting plate positioned on the first supporting plate, the second supporting plate defining a first place position and an adjacent second place position, the second supporting plate and the first supporting plate cooperatively forming a receiving space;
a lifting assembly comprising lifting cylinders each with a pushing rod, the lifting cylinders are located below the first supporting plate, the pushing rod of each lifting cylinder passing through the first supporting plate and below the second supporting plate, wherein the pushing rod of each lifting cylinder is configured to hold trays placed on the first place position and the second place position; and
a single-axis sliding table received in the receiving space, the single-axis sliding table comprising a sliding block configured to receive at least one tray dropped from the first place position and further configured to move the tray away from the first place position and towards the second place position;
a positioning mechanism comprising a clamping jaw assembly and a positioning assembly, the clamping jaw assembly having a first clamp groove, the positioning assembly having a second clamp groove, the clamping jaw assembly configured to clamp a workpiece from the tray held on the sliding block via the first clamp groove, and further place the workpiece into the second clamp groove to position the workpiece secondly; and
an assembling mechanism comprising a manipulator, the manipulator configured to clamp the workpiece from the second clamp groove and insert the workpiece into the product.

US Pat. No. 10,420,258

SUPPLY STATION WITH DOOR SHIELD

CAREFUSION 303, INC., Sa...

1. A door assembly comprising:a door structure configured to be mounted over an opening of an enclosure, the door structure comprising:
a body comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first surface is configured to face an inside of the enclosure when the door structure is closed;
one or more finger bracket structures mounted on the first surface, wherein each one of the one or more finger bracket structures comprises a bracket and one or more finger gaskets coupled to the bracket;
a doorframe mounted around the edge of the opening of the enclosure, the doorframe comprising a top-side, a bottom-side, a hinge-side, and a latch-side, wherein one or more enclosure brackets are coupled to one or more sides of the doorframe; and
an EMI shielded gasket parallel to the hinge-side and coupled between the hinge-side of the doorframe and the door structure, wherein the EMI shielded gasket is made of fabric over foam, and wherein the EMI shielded gasket is configured to shield the edge of the opening of the enclosure,
wherein the one or more finger gaskets of the one or more finger bracket structures are configured to contact the one or more enclosure brackets mounted around an edge of the opening of the enclosure when the door structure is closed, and wherein a combination of the one or more finger gaskets in contact with the one or more enclosure brackets is configured to create an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield at the edge of the opening of the enclosure,
wherein the first surface of the door structure includes an outer border area and an inner recessed area surrounded by the outer border area, wherein the outer border area extends from the inner recessed area to an edge of the door structure, wherein the finger bracket structures are mounted inside the inner recessed area next to the outer border area with a clearing distance between the finger bracket structures and the outer border area;
wherein the one or more enclosure brackets protrude outside the edge of the opening of the enclosure and when the door structure is closed the one or more enclosure brackets extend into the clearing distance between the finger bracket structures and the outer border area; and
wherein the one or more finger gaskets of the one or more finger bracket structures are configured to contact the one or more enclosure brackets in the clearing distance between the finger bracket structures and the outer border area to shield the edge of the opening of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,420,251

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING AND COOLING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. An electronic device that is immersed in a coolant filled in a cooling apparatus, and directly cooled, the electronic device being configured to be housed in each of a plurality of housing parts of the cooling apparatus, the electronic device comprising:a metal board held with a pair of board retainers disposed in the housing part;
a plurality of storage units attached to a first surface of the metal board and a second surface opposite the first surface; and
a backplane including a plurality of connectors for electrically connecting the respective storage units, which is attached orthogonally to the first surface of the metal board, and the second surface opposite the first surface, wherein:
the metal board includes a primary member and a secondary member;
the primary member includes a plurality of cuts formed in a width direction for fixing a plurality of support plates that support the storage units to the primary member;
the secondary member includes a plurality of pawls which are inserted into a plurality of slits formed in the backplane, and fixed to the primary member, and
the support plates include holes for passage of the coolant.

US Pat. No. 10,420,200

AUTOMATED GAS CUTTING SYSTEM WITH AUXILIARY TORCH

Victor Equipment Company,...

1. An automated plasma cutting system comprising:an automated plasma arc torch mounted to a positioning system;
a power supply operatively connected to the automated plasma arc torch;
a controller in communication with the automated plasma arc torch and the power supply for operation of the positioning system and automatic control of the automated plasma arc torch; and
an auxiliary plasma arc torch operatively connected to the power supply, wherein the power supply is configured to simultaneously provide electrical power and fluid flow to both the automated plasma arc torch and the auxiliary plasma arc torch, and wherein the auxiliary plasma arc torch is configured for manual operation by a user of the plasma cutting system.

US Pat. No. 10,420,166

METHOD FOR AVOIDING HANDOVER FAILURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for avoiding handover failure by a source base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a target BS, first information including information for identifying a local home network corresponding to the source BS and information for a sub network corresponding the source BS;
receiving, from the target BS, second information including information for identifying a local home network corresponding to the target BS and information for a sub-network corresponding to the target BS;
determining to perform a handover of a terminal to the target BS;
identifying whether the local home network corresponding to the source BS and the local home network corresponding to the target BS are in a same local home network based on the first information and the second information; and
releasing a packet data network, PDN, connection related to a local network corresponding to a terminal in response to the handover of the terminal, unless the local home network corresponding to the source BS and the local home network corresponding to the target BS are identified to be in the same local home network.

US Pat. No. 10,420,153

MULTI-EGRESS BACKHAUL

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing backhaul capacity in an ad-hoc mesh network, comprising:attaching, at a first multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) base station that is a node of an ad-hoc mesh network, to a macro cell;
measuring, at the first multi-RAT base station, at least one of a backhaul signal quality with the macro cell and a throughput to the macro cell;
reporting, from the first multi-RAT base station to a coordinating node, information comprising at least two of: a signal quality parameter, a physical position of the first multi-RAT base station, a cell identifier of the macro cell, and the measured throughput;
receiving, at the first multi-RAT base station, an instruction to advertise a backhaul connection from the first-RAT base station to the macro cell to other nodes in the ad-hoc mesh network, thereby providing an increase in overall backhaul capacity of the ad-hoc mesh network;
and
subsequently adjusting backhaul capacity by adding or removing additional backhaul connections to or from the ad-hoc mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,418,139

METHOD OF CLEANING NATURALLY OCCURRING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS FROM FILTRATION SOCKS

1. A method of cleaning naturally occurring radioactive materials from filtration socks comprises the steps of: providing a centrifuge, a disposal well, a surfactant, and heated water; inserting a plurality of used filtration socks into a washing drum of the centrifuge; pumping the heated water into the washing drum; mixing the surfactant with the heated water into the washing drum, wherein the plurality of used filtration socks are submerged within a cleaning solution containing the heated water and the surfactant; agitating the cleaning solution with the centrifuge in order to extract a waste solution from the plurality of used filtration socks, wherein the waste solution contains naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMS) and the cleaning solution; rotating the waste solution out of the washing drum in order to separate the waste solution from the plurality of used filtration socks; pumping the waste solution from the centrifuge into the disposal well; rinsing the plurality of used filtration socks with additional water; rotating the additional water out of the washing drum in order to separate the additional water from the plurality of used filtration socks; pumping the additional water from the centrifuge into the disposal well; and removing the plurality of used filtration socks from the centrifuge.

US Pat. No. 10,416,575

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A PARTIAL AREA OF A SUBSTRATE

1. An apparatus for cleaning a partial area of a substrate, in particular a photomask, the apparatus comprising:a cleaning head having a lower surface configured to be arranged above and in close proximity to the substrate area to be cleaned, the lower surface having a central opening formed therein, a first annular groove, surrounding the central opening, and at least a second groove, arranged between the first annular groove and the central opening, the first annular groove being fluidly connected to a first port allowing connection to an external supply source and the second annular groove being fluidly connected to a second port allowing connection to an external supply source;
a tape supply mechanism arranged to supply an abrasive tape to the central opening in the lower surface of the cleaning head, such that a portion of the abrasive tape protrudes therefrom;
a liquid media conduit having an outlet arranged to supply a liquid to a backside of the abrasive tape at or at the vicinity of the central opening.

US Pat. No. 10,420,260

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING SHEET MOLDING COMPOSITION

Magna International Inc.,...

1. An electromagnetic shielding composition comprising:from about 40% to 60% by volume of a mono layer sheet molding composition (SMC) filled with an effective amount of carbon fibers for shielding of electromagnetic radiation from the electrical systems in an at least partially electrically driven vehicle,
wherein the carbon fiber is a 50K filament fiber manufactured from polyacrylonitrile precursor,
wherein the carbon fiber has a tensile strength of 600 KSI, tensile modulus of 35 Msi, carbon content of about 95% and fiber diameter of about 0.283 mils,
wherein the carbon fibers are from about 1 inch to about 3 inches in length and are amorphously distributed in the composition, and
wherein the carbon fiber is a chopped carbon fiber introduced using unstructured.

US Pat. No. 10,420,255

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An electronic control device, comprising:a substrate provided with a heating element on a first surface of the substrate;
a second heat radiator provided on a second surface of the substrate that is opposite to the first surface of the substrate; and
a first heat radiator provided such that the second heat radiator is interposed between the first heat radiator and the second surface of the substrate, wherein
the substrate includes a through hole that passes through the substrate in its a thickness direction of the substrate and is provided away from peripheral edges of the heating element at a position where the second heat radiator is interposed,
the heating element includes a plurality of terminals on the peripheral edges of the heating element, and
a part of the terminals is covered with the second heat radiator exposed to the first surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,420,248

CABLE-PROTECTING APPARATUS, CASING AND SERVER USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A protecting apparatus used between a cable managing assembly and a sliding bracket, wherein the cable managing assembly is switchable between a working position and a nonworking position, the sliding bracket is slidable relative to the cable managing assembly, the protecting apparatus comprising:a locking member comprising two opposing ends, one of the two opposing ends is rotatably mounted to a casing, the other end defines a locking pin;
a latching member mounted to the sliding bracket, the latching member defines a latching slope corresponding to the locking pin; and
a latching portion defined on the cable managing assembly and corresponding to the locking member
wherein:
when the cable managing assembly is moved to the working position, the latching portion separates with the locking member and the latching member releases the locking member, the sliding bracket is set free to move; and
when the cable managing assembly is moved to the nonworking position, the latching portion resists against the locking member and prevents the locking member from rotating, the locking member locks the latching member and prevents the sliding bracket from moving;
wherein the locking member further comprises a cantilever comprising two opposing ends, one end of the cantilever defines a pivot hole, the locking pin is defined on the other end of the cantilever; the cantilever is rotatably mounted to the casing through the pivot hole, the latching member comprises a latching plate defining a mounting hole, the latching plate is mounted to the sliding bracket through the mounting hole; the latching slope is defined on a peripheral side of the latching plate; when the latching member releases the locking member and the sliding bracket is moved, the latching slope resists against the locking member and drives the locking member to rotate until the locking pin separates from the latching slope; when the latching member is resisted by the latching portion and the locking member is prevented from rotating, the latching slope is resisted by the locking pin and the locking pin prevents the sliding bracket from moving.

US Pat. No. 10,420,224

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A printed circuit board assembly sheet comprising:a plurality of printed circuit boards;
a support frame configured to integrally support the plurality of printed circuit boards such that the plurality of printed circuit boards are arranged at spacings; and
a dummy trace portion provided in a region between at least a printed circuit board on one end side and the support frame, wherein
each of the plurality of printed circuit boards and the dummy trace portion includes:
a support substrate;
a first insulating layer formed on the support substrate;
a plurality of conductor traces formed on the first insulating layer; and
a second insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer to cover the plurality of conductor traces,
the support frame has a pair of first frame portions extending in a first direction, and a pair of second frame portions extending in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction,
a first groove extending in the second direction is formed in the first insulating layer in a region between adjacent conductor traces in the dummy trace portion, and
a second groove extending in the second direction is formed in the second insulating layer in the region between the adjacent conductor traces in the dummy trace portion.

US Pat. No. 10,420,205

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPROVED BONDING POSITION ACCURACY

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board with improved bonding position accuracy, comprising:a signal line disposed between a first ground and a second ground;
a dielectric disposed between the first ground and the signal line and between the second ground and the signal line;
ground connection portions formed in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the signal line, configured to pass through the first ground, the second ground, and the dielectric in a vertical direction, formed by filling a plurality of trenches, which are formed in the vertical direction such that the first ground and the second ground are electrically connected, with conductors, wherein one side of the conductor is surrounded by the trench to face the signal line in a widthwise direction of the signal line and the other side of the conductor is exposed to the outside;
a cover layer disposed below the first ground and having grooves formed therein such that the ground connection portions are exposed at certain intervals; and
a printed circuit board including printed circuit board ground pads coupled to the grooves via solder,
wherein the printed circuit board ground pads are formed to be long only in the widthwise direction perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the signal line at both sides of the signal line interposed therebetween, an inner side towards the signal line of each of the printed circuit board ground pads in the widthwise direction is formed in a shape the same as a shape of the groove, and an outer side away from the signal line of each of the printed circuit board ground pads is formed in a shape which extends only in the widthwise direction to have a size equal to a diameter of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,420,178

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER FOR LOAD AND SUPPLY CHANGES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A system comprising:a power module configured to generate a supply power;
a load module configured to select a subset of light emitting diodes (LEDs) from a set of LEDs;
a series module configured to receive the supply power from the power module, dissipate a portion of the supply power, and output, to the subset of LEDs, a remaining portion of the supply power as a load power; and
a control module configured to drive the series module to limit an amount of power at the subset of LEDs,
wherein, to drive the series module, the control module is configured to output, to the series module, an indication of a power threshold or control signal, andwherein, to dissipate the portion of the supply power, the series module is configured to modify, based on the indication of the power threshold or control signal, a resistance of a switching element of the series module such that the resistance of the switching element dissipates the portion of the supply power and directly outputs the remaining portion of the supply power to the subset of LEDs as the load power, wherein the load power directly output by the resistance of the switching element to the subset of LEDs activates the subset of LEDs such that the subset of LEDs emit light using the load power directly output by the resistance of the switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,420,107

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION USING AN ACTIVE SECONDARY COMPONENT CARRIER COMMUNICATION CHAIN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment, comprising:determining whether at least one frequency band, designated for device-to-device communication of the user equipment, is associated with an active secondary component carrier (SCC) of the user equipment;
selecting a first communication chain of the user equipment for the device-to-device communication based at least in part on whether the at least one frequency band is associated with the active SCC,
wherein, when the at least one frequency band is associated with the active SCC, the first communication chain is selected to be a communication chain associated with the active SCC; and
performing the device-to-device communication using the first communication chain.

US Pat. No. 10,417,988

GATE DRIVER ON ARRAY DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A gate driver on array driving circuit, comprising a power circuit, a sequence controller and a voltage stabilizing circuit, wherein the sequence controller and the voltage stabilizing circuit are electrically coupled to the power circuit, the voltage stabilizing circuit comprises a voltage stabilizing capacitor and a transistor switch, a first end of the transistor switch is coupled to the power circuit, a second end of the transistor switch is coupled to one end of the voltage stabilizing capacitor, the other end of the voltage stabilizing capacitor is grounded, a third end of the transistor switch receives a control signal generated by the sequence controller, the transistor switch controls a connection status between the voltage stabilizing capacitor and the power circuit under control of the control signal;wherein the gate driver on array driving circuit is coupled to a liquid crystal display panel, the sequence controller outputs the control signal of a low voltage level to the third end of the transistor switch to turn off the transistor switch and the voltage stabilizing capacitor and the power circuit are disconnected when the liquid crystal display panel is in an on state;
further comprising a gamma circuit, a source driving circuit and a connector, wherein the gamma circuit, the source driving circuit and the connector are coupled to the power circuit, the power circuit provides the sequence controller, the voltage stabilizing circuit, the gamma circuit and the source driving circuit with a voltage required for operation, the gamma circuit is coupled to the source driving circuit, the gamma circuit provides the source driving circuit with a reference voltage required for implementing digital to analog conversion, the source driving circuit converts a digital gray scale signal into a liquid crystal voltage connected to two surfaces of a liquid crystal layer, the connector connects the power circuit and sequence controller.

US Pat. No. 10,416,369

LIGHT CONCENTRATOR FOR USE IN A LIGHTING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light concentrator comprising:at least one lighting element configured to emit light;
an optical filter arranged so as to receive light having a wavelength within a selected wavelength emission band via a light in-coupling surface and configured to selectively transmit light incident on the light in-coupling surface through the optical filter and output the light via a light out-coupling surface, on a condition that the light incident on the light in-coupling surface has a wavelength within a selected wavelength transmission band;
a light-redirection element having a light-redirection surface arranged substantially parallel in relation to the light out-coupling surface of the optical filter so as to receive at least some of the light out-coupled via the light out-coupling surface, and configured to redirect light impinging on the light-redirection surface;
a light-guiding region, which is delimited at least by the light-redirection surface and the light out-coupling surface of the optical filter, for guiding light out-coupled via the light out-coupling surface towards at least one light-exiting region arranged substantially perpendicular to the light out-coupling surface and via which light may leave the light concentrator; and
a wavelength-selective element arranged so as to receive at least a portion of light having been emitted by the at least one lighting element and configured to, responsive thereto, output light having a wavelength within the selected wavelength emission band, wherein the optical filter is arranged so as to receive at least a portion of light having been output by the wavelength-selective element, wherein the wavelength-selective element comprises luminescent material and the wavelength-selective element is configured such that light output by the wavelength-selective element has a full width at half maximum of less than 30 nm;
wherein the optical filter is configured such that characteristics of the wavelength transmission band depend at least in part on the angle of incidence of light incident on the light in-coupling surface, and wherein the optical filter is configured such that the wavelength transmission band for a selected angle or angles of incidence of light incident on the light in-coupling surface at least in part overlaps with the wavelength emission band, whereby light incident on the light in-coupling surface with an angle of incidence equal to or within the selected angle or angles of incidence of light is transmitted through the optical filter.

US Pat. No. 10,420,264

OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM AND MOUNTING WORK SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A method for mounting electronic components in a mounting work system provided with multiple mounting work machines lined up in a row with multiple-board printed panels being conveyed in the mounting work system from an upstream side of the multiple mounting work machines to a downstream side and each of the multiple-board printed panels being defined as a panel with multiple boards on one circuit substrate, in which multiple electronic circuit board patterns, on which multiple of the electronic components are to be mounted, are provided, the method comprising:setting a mounting work procedure of mounting the multiple electronic components to each of the electronic circuit board patterns for each of the multiple mounting work machines such that work of mounting the multiple electronic components onto each of the multiple electronic circuit board patterns is performed by all of the multiple mounting work machines including that a first mounting work machine of the multiple mounting work machines mounts a first subset of the multiple electronic components onto corresponding mounting positions of the first subset of the multiple electronic components on each of the multiple electronic circuit board patterns of the multiple-board printed panels; and
storing the work mounting procedure to a memory; and
controlling the multiple mounting work machines to mount the electronic components on the multiple-board printed panels according to the mounting work procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,420,244

MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR EXPANSION CARDS, CASING, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A mounting apparatus for mounting an end of an expansion card to a chassis, comprising:a locking bracket comprising:
a locking portion configured to lock the end of the expansion card; and
a fixing portion comprising a fixing plate;
a rotating member;
a fixing member connected to the locking bracket; and
a screw movably mounted to an end of the fixing portion;
wherein the locking bracket is rotatably connected to the chassis by the rotating member, and the locking portion is rotatable between a locking position, where the locking portion latches the end of expansion card and the fixing portion is fixed to the chassis by the fixing member, and an unlocking position, where the fixing member releases the fixing portion and the locking portion separates from the end of expansion card;
wherein the fixing portion is fixed to the chassis by the fixing member and the fixing plate; and
wherein a screw hole defined on the chassis; the fixing plate defines a third through hole corresponding to the screw hole; the screw passes through the third through hole and connects to the screw hole to fix the fixing portion to the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,420,239

CONTROL OF ELECTRIC FIELD EFFECTS IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY USING EMBEDDED NICKEL-METAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Sparton Corporation, Sch...

16. A sonobuoy system for use in a body of water exposed to an externally-generated resonant broadband electric field, the sonobuoy system comprising:a sonobuoy housing defining an internal cavity;
a power supply disposed in the internal cavity of the sonobuoy housing;
an electrically-initiated device (EID) disposed in the internal cavity of the sonobuoy housing and electrically connected to the power supply, the EID being configured to activate via an electrical signal; and
a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) disposed in the internal cavity of the sonobuoy housing and electrically connected to the EID and the power supply, the PCBA including:
a plurality of conductive layers including at least one conductive layer in which an electrical current with a current density is impressed by the broadband electric field falling incident upon the at least one conductive layer;
a plurality of dielectric layer interposed between the plurality of conductive layers to form a stack-up;
a plurality of vias connecting the plurality of conductive layers; and
a trans-conductor layer (TCL) embedded between one of the conductive layers and one of the dielectric layers, the TCL including a nickel-metal composite metamaterial and having a variable geometry along a width and a length of the TCL, the TCL being configured to change shape, size, surface roughness and/or characteristic impedance in the presence of the broadband electric field to thereby redirect the impressed electrical current away from the conductive layers and into at least one of the dielectric layers,
wherein the at least one of the dielectric layers includes a material configured as a dielectric waveguide that redirects field energy of the electrical current to at least one end of the PCBA and into at least one of the vias, the at least one of the vias being configured to radiate the field energy away from the EID.

US Pat. No. 10,420,218

COMPACT ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A SYSTEM

1. An electronic system comprising at least one electronic component, two identical packages including a bottom from which a peripheral rim defining a recess protrudes, and electrical conductors passing through each of the two identical packages, the two identical packages being attached to one another by the peripheral rim thereof so as to define a sealed cavity receiving a component, the system including at least one first substrate extending between the peripheral rims of the two identical packages, the at least one first substrate supporting the component and including conductive tracks connected to the component.

US Pat. No. 10,420,171

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES ON TWO SIDES OF AN ISOLATION LAYER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An integrated circuit device, comprising:a front-side transistor including a source/drain region directly on a front-side surface of an isolation layer, the front-side transistor including a front-side contact directly on a portion of the source/drain region of the front-side transistor;
a backside transistor including a source/drain region directly on a backside surface opposite the front-side surface of the isolation layer, the backside transistor including a backside contact, the backside contact having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the first surface of the backside contact directly on a portion of the source/drain region of the backside transistor; and
a shared contact common to the front-side transistor and the backside transistor, the shared contact on the second surface of the backside contact and on at least a sidewall of the source/drain region of the backside transistor, the shared contact including a single via directly on a portion of the front-side contact on the source/drain region of the front-side transistor, a material of the shared contact being the same where it touches the second surface of the backside contact and where it touches the sidewall of the source/drain region of the backside transistor, the material of the shared contact being different from a material of the front-side contact and a material of the backside contact.

US Pat. No. 10,420,165

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, a first downlink control information (DCI) comprising:
a first trigger field indicating that an uplink grant of the first DCI is triggered in response to a second DCI indicating a second trigger; and
a field indicating a validation duration for receiving the second DCI via a cell;
determining, by a discontinuous reception (DRX) process, that the wireless device is not in an Active Time during at least a portion of the validation duration, wherein the DRX process controls monitoring a control channel for a pre-defined radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) and at least one RNTI; and
during the at least a portion of the validation duration:
monitoring the control channel for the pre-defined RNTI for the second trigger on the cell; and
not monitoring the control channel for the at least one RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,420,162

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICES FOR CONNECTING A USER EQUIPMENT, UE, TO A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of connecting a User Equipment (UE) to a telecommunication network via an access node comprising the telecommunication network, the method comprising:receiving, by the access node, a connection request from the UE;
retrieving, by the access node, connection configuration parameters for the UE related to a prior connection between the UE and the telecommunication network;
determining, based on a time value associated to the connection configuration parameters related to the prior connection, that the connection configuration parameters related to the prior connection can be re-used;
connecting the UE to the telecommunication network via the access node by setting up the connection configuration parameters related to the prior connection, for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,420,155

DISTRIBUTED WI-FI SETUP SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method for setting up an access point in a Wi-Fi system, the method comprising:subsequent to booting up, determining whether the access point is a gateway node with a connection to a modem/router or a Wi-Fi node without a connection to the modem/router;
responsive to determining the access point is the gateway node, connecting to a cloud configuration service for obtaining configuration parameters of the Wi-Fi system therefrom;
responsive to determining the access point is the Wi-Fi node, connecting to a predefined Service Set Identifier (SSID) for obtaining the configuration parameters from the gateway node; and
subsequent to a power failure and recovery, enabling a configuration based on a last known configuration prior to the power failure comprising connections to one or more of parent nodes and child nodes in the Wi-Fi system.

US Pat. No. 10,420,149

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE DETECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a base station for random access preamble detection, comprising:partitioning a received uplink signal into a plurality of segments each having time duration equal to a time duration of a random access sequence;
detecting from the received uplink signal whether there is a random access preamble;
determining a frequency offset of the received uplink signal,
wherein the random access preamble comprises at least a sequence of a plurality of identical random access sequences;
adjusting the received uplink signal with the determined frequency offset; and
detecting, from the adjusted uplink signal, whether there is a random access preamble with a first false alarm value.

US Pat. No. 10,420,145

TRIGGER FRAME RESPONSE WITH NETWORK ALLOCATION VECTOR

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) station (STA), the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode a trigger frame from an access point, the trigger frame comprising an uplink (UL) resource allocation for the HE STA, wherein a media access control (MAC) portion of the trigger frame comprises an indicator field,
wherein a value of the indicator field indicates whether a network allocation vector (NAV) and occupancy of a bandwidth are to be considered in determining whether to respond to the trigger frame, wherein if the value of the indicator field is zero, the occupancy of the bandwidth and the NAV are not to be considered in determining whether to respond, and if the value of the indicator field is one, the occupancy of the bandwidth and the NAV are to be considered in determining whether to respond;
determine whether to respond to the trigger frame considering the NAV and the occupancy of the bandwidth if the value of the indicator field is one, and without considering the NAV and the occupancy of the bandwidth if the value of the indicator field is zero; and
in response to a determination to respond to the trigger frame, encode an UL frame in accordance with the UL resource allocation, and generate signaling to cause the HE STA to transmit the UL frame to the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,420,120

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK FRAME IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an uplink frame in a wireless local area network (WLAN) LAN system, the method comprising:receiving, by a first wireless device, a basic trigger frame for an uplink multi-user (UL MU) transmission from a second wireless device,
wherein the basic trigger frame includes preference information related to an Access Category (AC) type for an aggregation frame that is to be generated configured by the first wireless device and limit information related to a maximum number of traffic identifiers allowed for the aggregation frame;
generating, by the first wireless device, the aggregation frame with a plurality of Quality of Service (QoS) data frames of the first wireless device based on the preference information and the limit information;
generating, by the first wireless device, the uplink frame based on the aggregation frame and a QoS null frame set to a no acknowledgement (ACK) policy regardless of the preference information and the limit information,
wherein the QoS null frame is not required to be acknowledged by the second wireless device based on the no ACK policy; and
transmitting, by the first wireless device, the uplink frame to the second wireless device in response to the basic trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,416,076

QUANTIFYING GAS IN PASSIVE OPTICAL GAS IMAGING

1. A method comprising:obtaining a gas-absorption-path-length image for a gas in a scene based on a gas infrared image of the scene captured in response to radiation received in a high absorption wavelength band A for the gas and a background infrared image of the scene captured in response to radiation received in a low absorption wavelength band B for the gas;
applying a predefined gas-quantifying relation to pixel values of the gas-absorption-path-length image; and
generating a quantified scene difference infrared image in response to the applying, wherein pixel values of the quantified scene difference infrared image correspond to concentrations of the gas in the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,420,247

CONNECTING ASSEMBLY FOR RACK SYSTEM

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A rack system, comprising:a rack having a first side and a second side;
a first slide rail assembly mounted to the first side of the rack, the first slide rail assembly at least comprising a first rail and a second rail, wherein the second rail is movable relative to the first rail;
a second slide rail assembly mounted to the second side of the rack, the second slide rail assembly at least comprising a third rail and a fourth rail, wherein the fourth rail is movable relative to the third rail;
a carried object mounted between the first slide rail assembly and the second slide rail assembly, the carried object being movable relative to the rack between a close position and an extension position through the second rail of the first slide rail assembly and the fourth rail of the second slide rail assembly;
a first cable management arm detachably connected to one of the rack, the first rail of the first slide rail assembly and the third rail of the second slide rail assembly;
a second cable management arm pivotally connected to the first cable management arm, and detachably connected to one of the carried object, the second rail of the first slide rail assembly and the fourth rail of the second slide rail assembly; and
a supporting base attached to the carried object and configured to support at least one of the first cable management arm and the second cable management arm, wherein the supporting base is fixedly attached to the carried object, the supporting base has a first supporting leg, a second supporting leg and a supporting part, the first supporting leg is fixedly mounted to a lateral side of the carried object, and the second supporting leg abuts against an upper side of the carried object, a first supporting height is defined between the supporting part and the upper side of the carried object.

US Pat. No. 10,420,245

CIRCUIT BOARD MODULE HAVING FLOATABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND SERVER EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A circuit board module comprising:a bracket having at least one protruding pillar;
a first circuit board disposed on the bracket, the first circuit board having at least one through hole, at least one first connector and at least one guiding rod, the at least one protruding pillar passing through the at least one through hole, the at least one first connector defining an assembling direction, an extending direction of the at least one guiding rod being parallel to the assembling direction;
a first resilient member disposed at a first side of the first circuit board, the first circuit board being configured to move in a first direction and compress the first resilient member; and
a second resilient member disposed at a second side of the first circuit board, the first circuit board being configured to move in a second direction and compress the second resilient member, the first side being opposite to the second side, the first direction being opposite to the second direction, the assembling direction being different from the first direction and the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,420,234

DETACHABLE ASSEMBLY DEVICE

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. A detachable assembly device, configured to electrically connect an electronic device with a main circuit board, the detachable assembly device comprising:a carrier, the carrier configured to fix the main circuit board, and the carrier comprising a base plate and a first side plate that are connected to each other;
a support frame, the support frame being configured to fix the electronic device, the support frame being movably disposed on a side of the carrier and comprising a cover plate and a second side plate that are connected to each other, the cover plate covering the base plate, the first side plate and the second side plate being located between the base plate and the cover plate, and the second side plate being movably connected to the first side plate;
a handle, a portion of the handle being pivotally connected to a portion of the cover plate; and
a linkage assembly, two portions of the linkage assembly respectively being pivotally connected to another portion of the handle and to another portion of the cover plate;
wherein when the support frame is located in a locked position, the handle and the first side plate are engaged with each other, and the electronic device is electrically connected with the main circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,420,227

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing having an opening;
a roll mounted in the housing;
a flexible display wound on the roll and being extendable and retractable through the opening based on a rotation direction of the roll; and
a roll guide configured to guide the roll to align a proceeding direction of the flexible display with the opening in the housing, based on a variation in a diameter of wound flexible display on the roll.

US Pat. No. 10,420,209

HIGHLY HEAT-RESISTANT POLYESTER SHEET

HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, Hi...

1. A polyester sheet consisting of polyester, wherein the polyester sheet contains crystals of polyester which is a polycondensate of polyvalent carboxylic acid and polyalcohol,the crystals being nano-oriented crystals including crystals of polyester in each of which a polymer molecular chain is oriented and each of which has a crystal size of 50 nm or less, wherein the polyester sheet contains the nano-oriented crystals as a main component,
a heatproof temperature of said polyester sheet being higher than a temperature that is lower than an equilibrium melting point of the polyester by 80° C.

US Pat. No. 10,420,192

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A light source device comprising:a light-emitting device configured to emit laser light;
a light-receiving device configured to receive a part of the laser light emitted from the light-emitting device, and to generate, and output, a received light signal having an output current of a magnitude according to an amount of the received laser light;
a drive signal supply section configured to generate, and supply to the light-emitting device, a drive signal for driving the light-emitting device; and
a determination section configured to determine occurrence/non-occurrence of a failure in the drive signal supply section based on a first detected amount that is obtained by detecting one of a magnitude of a drive current of the drive signal and a magnitude of a forward voltage of the light-emitting device and to acquire a determination result, and to determine occurrence/non-occurrence of deterioration of the light-emitting device and/or the light-receiving device based on a second detected amount that is obtained by detecting another of the magnitude of the drive current and the magnitude of the forward voltage and a third detected amount that is obtained by detecting a magnitude of the output current and to acquire a determination result.

US Pat. No. 10,420,190

AUDIO APPARATUS, DRIVING METHOD FOR AUDIO APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An audio apparatus, comprising:a plurality of lighting parts configured to provide a lighting effect in a plurality of directions around the audio apparatus, the plurality of lighting parts provided on the audio apparatus;
a detector configured to detect a direction, with respect to the audio apparatus, of at least one person present in a vicinity of the audio apparatus;
an acoustic outputting part configured to provide sound effect; and
a processor configured to control at least one lighting part among the plurality of lighting parts provided on the audio apparatus to provide the lighting effect based on the direction of the at least one person,
wherein the at least one lighting part is configured to provide the lighting effect corresponding to the sound effect.

US Pat. No. 10,420,179

DRIVER CIRCUIT SUPPLYING POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE VOLTAGES AND CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A driver circuit configured to operably supply a positive voltage and a negative voltage to a load, the driver circuit comprising:a positive power conversion circuit, coupled to the load, and configured to operably generate the positive voltage according to an input voltage;
a negative power conversion circuit, coupled to the positive power conversion circuit and the load, and configured to operably generate the negative voltage according to the positive voltage; and
a headroom adaptive adjustment circuit, coupled to the positive power conversion circuit and the load, and configured to operably generate an adjustment signal according to one or more of a load current flowing through the load, the positive voltage and the negative voltage, and sends the adjustment signal to the positive power conversion circuit to adjust a regulation target of the positive voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,420,173

INTEGRATED DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING HEATER LIFE AND PERFORMANCE

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A control system for controlling an operation of a resistive heater, the control system comprising:a dielectric parameter determination module for determining a dielectric parameter, the dielectric parameter relating to a leakage current through a dielectric material of the resistive heater when the resistive heater is in an active mode;
a prediction module for predicting a life expectancy of the resistive heater based on the leakage current; and
a heater operation control module for changing operation of the resistive heater based on the leakage current and the life expectancy.

US Pat. No. 10,420,159

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD EXECUTED BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface configured to execute a wireless communication with a first external device located at a first distance;
a second wireless interface configured to execute a wireless communication according to a Wi-Fi scheme with the first external device located at a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
shift an operation state of the communication device from a specific state to a Group Owner (G/O) state of a Wi-Fi Direct (WFD) scheme conforming to the Wi-Fi scheme, in a case where a first wireless connection via the first wireless interface is established with the first external device under a situation where the operation state of the communication device is the specific state, the specific state being different from the G/O state;
supply a prohibition instruction to the second wireless interface, in the case where the first wireless connection is established with the first external device under the situation where the operation state of the communication device is the specific state, the prohibition instruction being for prohibiting a Listen process of the WFD scheme during a shifting period from a start of the shift of the operation state to a completion of the shift, the Listen process being a process in which the second wireless interface sends a Probe response to the first external device in response to receiving a Probe request from the first external device; and
after the completion of the shift, cause the first external device to participate as a child station in a first wireless network in which the communication device operates as a G/O.

US Pat. No. 10,420,140

MULTI-DESTINATION BURST PROTOCOL

STMicroelectronics, Inc.,...

1. A method for transmitter operation, comprising:a) making of a multicast transmission to a multicast group of receiving devices using an initial Start of Frame (SOF) that includes a frame length of a first bidirectional burst pseudo contention free period during which said transmitter communicates without contention;
wherein the initial SOF further includes an identification of a first receiving device in the multicast group that is allowed to transmit in a first pseudo contention free period;
b) receiving from the first receiving device an acknowledgement of status of received multicast MAC Protocol Data Unit (MPDU) data;
c) transmitting an additional SOF before an end of the frame length of the initial SOF, wherein the additional SOF is addressed to another receiving device in the multicast group;
d) receiving from the another receiving device an acknowledgement of status of received multicast MPDU data; and
repeating the steps c) and d) until: a last one of the receiving devices in the multicast group has been transmitted the additional SOF and acknowledgement is received.

US Pat. No. 10,420,125

MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A VIRTUAL CARRIER FOR MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON MEASUREMENTS OF CHANNEL CONDITIONS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system arranged to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices using frequencies spanning a system frequency bandwidth, wherein the terminal device comprises a tunable transceiver configured to receive downlink transmissions from the wireless telecommunications system using a restricted frequency bandwidth which is smaller than and within the system frequency bandwidth, the method comprising:sequentially tuning the transceiver to different frequency locations for the restricted frequency bandwidth within the system frequency bandwidth, the different frequency locations including a plurality of predefined frequency locations that each correspond to a different reduced bandwidth;
making measurements of channel conditions at the different frequency locations to provide a corresponding plurality of measurements of channel conditions, wherein
the sequentially tuning and making measurements are performed without receiving information from the wireless telecommunication system identifying the different frequency locations to be measured;
selecting a frequency location corresponding to a best measurement of channel conditions among the plurality of measurements of channel conditions as a preferred frequency location of a preferred reduced bandwidth for the restricted frequency bandwidth within the system frequency bandwidth; and
communicating an indication of the preferred frequency location for the restricted frequency bandwidth within the system frequency bandwidth and information derived from the plurality of measurements of channel conditions to the wireless telecommunications system.

US Pat. No. 10,420,110

PBCH TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) from a network device; and
processing the PBCH based on a first scrambling code of the PBCH;
wherein the first scrambling code is one of four scrambling codes, a combination of a second least significant bit and a third least significant bit of a system frame number (SFN) indicates one value of four values, and the four scrambling codes have a one-to-one correspondence with the four values.

US Pat. No. 10,420,102

NARROWBAND TIME-DIVISION DUPLEX FRAME STRUCTURE FOR NARROWBAND COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication for a base station, comprising:determining whether to transmit a narrowband physical downlink channel in a subframe in a time-division duplex (TDD) frame structure of a plurality of TDD frame structures for narrowband communications including one or more special subframes, wherein determining whether to transmit a narrowband physical downlink channel includes:
determining to transmit the narrowband physical downlink channel in the subframe, if the subframe is a downlink subframe; and
determining to transmit the narrowband physical downlink channel in the subframe, if the subframe is a special subframe and a number of downlink orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols in the special subframe is greater than a predetermined threshold; and
transmitting the narrowband physical downlink channel.

US Pat. No. 10,419,936

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CAUSING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES TO EMIT SOUNDS WITH ENCODED INFORMATION

LOOKOUT, INC., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a first security component on a first mobile communications device, a usage of the first mobile communications device;
comparing, by the first security component, the detected usage to a stored usage pattern associated with an authorized user of the first mobile communications device to determine if there is a difference between the detected usage and the stored usage pattern;
associating, by the first security component, a measure with the stored usage pattern, the measure representing a difference between the detected usage and the stored usage pattern;
determining, by the first security component using the measure, that the detected usage was not caused by the authorized user of the first mobile communications device; and
in response to the determination, issuing a command by the first security component, the command causing the first mobile communications device to emit a sound encoded with information identifying the first mobile communications device and with information identifying a location of the first mobile communications device, the encoded information decodable only by electronic devices, the emitted sound having no specified recipient, wherein emitting the sound by the first mobile communication device initiates:
decoding the emitted sound by an electronic device programmed to decode the encoded information within the sound; and
sending, by the electronic device, the decoded information to a first server.

US Pat. No. 10,419,909

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, AND WIRELESS STATION

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A wireless communication system comprising a plurality of wireless stations including a first wireless station, a second wireless station, and a third wireless station, the wireless communication system comprising:a first controller that obtains a transmission timing at which the third wireless station transmits first notification information to the second wireless station, the first notification information indicating that the third wireless station is to communicate with the second wireless station; anda first communicator that transmits second notification information to the second wireless station at the obtained transmission timing, the second notification information indicating that the first wireless station is to directly communicate with the second wireless station, wherein:the first communicator transmits first communication request information to the third wireless station, the first communication request information requesting direct communication between the first wireless station and the second wireless station;
the third wireless station comprises a second communicator that transmits, when the first communication request information is received from the first wireless station and a first execution condition is satisfied, first communication response information indicating permission for the direct communication to the first wireless station and transmits, when the first communication request information is received from the first wireless station and the first execution condition is not satisfied, first communication response information indicating rejection for the direct communication to the first wireless station; and
the first communicator transmits, when the first communication response information indicating the permission for the direct communication is received from the third wireless station, the second notification information to the second wireless station, and does not transmit, when the first communication response information indicating the rejection for the direct communication is received from the third wireless station, the second notification information.

US Pat. No. 10,417,983

SHIFT REGISTER UNIT, GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shift register unit, comprising:an input circuit configured to provide a first input signal to a first node based on a first clock signal;
a first control circuit connected to the input circuit at the first node and configured to provide a pull-up output by providing a third clock signal to an output node of the shift register unit based on the first input signal and the third clock signal, and then provide a pull-down output by providing a source voltage to the output node based on a second input signal that is provided by the input circuit to the first node based on a second clock signal; and
a second control circuit configured to maintain a level at the output node at the source voltage based on a fourth clock signal,
wherein the first control circuit comprises a first transistor that remains on after the pull-up output to provide the pull-down output, and wherein the second control circuit comprises a second transistor that maintains the level at the output node; and
wherein the second transistor has its gate connected to a second node, its drain connected to the source voltage and its source connected to the output node;
wherein the second control circuit further comprises: a fifth transistor having its gate and drain connected to the fourth clock signal and its source connected to the second node; and a sixth transistor having its gate connected to the second node, its source connected to the first node and its drain connected to the source voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,416,749

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE WITH AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTABLE BACKLIGHTING

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A method for controlling an HVAC system by a control circuit of a temperature control device, the method comprising:receiving a temperature control signal indicating a temperature in a space around the temperature control device;
receiving a set point temperature;
controlling, in an idle state, an internal electrical load to a first state;
sampling, in the idle state, the temperature control signal;
determining, in the idle state, a sampled temperature based on the temperature control signal;
storing, in the idle state, the sampled temperature in memory;
controlling, in an awake state, the internal electrical load to a second state, wherein the internal electrical load consumes more power in the second state than in the first state;
ceasing sampling of the temperature control signal, in the awake state;
retrieving, in the awake state, the sampled temperature stored in the memory during the idle state;
comparing the retrieved sampled temperature to the set point temperature; and
based on comparing the retrieved sampled temperature to the set point temperature, controlling the HVAC system.

US Pat. No. 10,416,675

LINE ACQUISITION PATH GENERATION USING CURVATURE PROFILES

AGJUNCTION LLC, Hiawatha...

1. A line acquisition system for generating an acquisition path for a vehicle, comprising:a hardware processor to:
identify a destination path;
identify a position of the vehicle;
identify a heading error between the destination path and the vehicle;
generate a curvature profile for turning the vehicle onto the destination path based on the heading error, the curvature profile including line segments for clothoid paths, circular arc paths, and straight line zero curvature paths; and
generate an acquisition path from the position of the vehicle to the destination path from the clothoid path, circular arc path, and zero curvature paths identified the in the curvature profile, wherein the processor is further configured to:
convert a current section of the curvature profile and a next section of the curvature profile with different curvatures into a clothoid section of the acquisition path,
convert a current section of the curvature profile with a zero curvature and a next section of the curvature profile with a same zero curvature into a straight line zero curvature section of the acquisition path; and
convert a current section of the curvature profile with a nonzero curvature and a next section of the curvature profile with a same nonzero curvature into a circular arc path section of the acquisition path.

US Pat. No. 10,415,188

DISPOSABLE CUPS MADE FORM RECYCLED FIBER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A paperboard for making disposable consumer products, comprising:about 70 wt % to about 100 wt % of recycled fiber, based on the total weight of the fiber;
a board thickness of about 14 mil to about 20 mil;
an apparent density of less than about 11.5 lbs/3,000 ft2/mil;
a CD Taber Stiffness of about 50 g*cm or more; and
a MD/CD Taber Stiffness ratio of 1.0 to 3.0.

US Pat. No. 10,415,114

WIRE HEATING SYSTEM AND WIRE HEATING METHOD

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A wire heating system comprising:an induction heating apparatus comprising a power supply and an induction coil arranged to heat a wire rod by an induction heating using current supplied from the power supply; and
a controller configured to control the current to be supplied to the induction coil based on a feeding speed of the wire rod,
wherein the induction heating apparatus has a heating section in which the wire rod is heated by the induction heating using the induction coil, and a soaking section disposed downstream of the heating section to homogenize the temperature distribution of the wire rod induction-heated by the induction coil such that the temperature of the wire rod at a downstream end of the soaking section becomes a target temperature,
wherein the controller is configured to control the current to be supplied to the induction coil such that the temperature of the wire rod at the downstream end of the soaking section becomes the target temperature,
wherein the feeding speed has an increasing state and a decreasing state, and
wherein the controller is configured to control the current to be supplied to the induction coil so as to satisfy I=k×v0.5+?I, wherein I is the current to be supplied to the induction coil, v is the feeding speed of the wire rod, k is a proportional constant, and ?I is a standby current.

US Pat. No. 10,420,250

SHUTTER UNIT AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A shutter unit comprising:a plurality of shutters, provided in a frame body, that are grouped into groups corresponding to one of a plurality of fans, the groups being arranged side by side in a depth direction of the frame body and positioned on a leeward side or a windward side of the corresponding one of the plurality of fans, grouped shutters of the respective groups being capable of pivoting between an open position and a closed position, the plurality of fans being for sending wind to an inside of an electronic apparatus casing;
coupling members each that couples the grouped shutters of the respective groups together so that the grouped shutters are pivotable, one of the coupling members being provided on one side in a width direction of the frame body perpendicular to the depth direction and the other of the coupling members being provided on the other side in the width direction; and
an abutment member that retains the grouped shutters of the respective groups in a state of being in the open position and inclined with respect to a flow direction of returning wind returning from the inside of the electronic apparatus casing toward a side of the plurality of fans,
wherein the abutment member includes pivoting stopping members each which is provided for the respective groups, is arranged at one end of the respective coupling members opposite to a position in which an opening of the grouped shutters of the respective groups starts and stops the grouped shutters of the respective groups from pivoting in an opening direction by being in contact with one shutter of the grouped shutters of the respective groups provided at a nearest position to the one end,
wherein the shutter unit further includes spring members each that presses the grouped shutters of the respective groups or the respective coupling members and causes the grouped shutters of the respective groups to pivot in a closing direction toward the closed position, is provided under the respective stopping members,
wherein the one of the spring members for the one of the coupling members is provided on the one side in the width direction and on one side in the depth direction and the other of the spring members for the other of the coupling members is provided on the other side in the width direction and on the other side in the depth direction wherein the coupling members apply rotating force in the opening direction to the grouped shutters of the respective groups, the rotating force being generated by gravity.

US Pat. No. 10,420,233

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a first support member and a second support member arranged in a first direction;
a plurality of joint units arranged in the first direction and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein the joint units are arranged between the first and second support members so as to be connected to the first and second support members and are coupled to be rotatable with respect to each other;
a display module on the first and second support members and having flexibility;
a third support member under the first support member;
a fourth support member under the second support member;
a hinge member respectively providing a first rotation axis and a second rotation axis, which extend in the second direction, to one side of the third support member and one side of the fourth support member facing each other; and
a plurality of sliding units connected to bottoms of the first and second support members through a plurality of sliding holes defined in the third and fourth support members,
wherein the sliding holes and the sliding units extend in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,420,226

YTTRIA-SENSITIZED ZIRCONIA

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An enclosure for an electronic device comprising:a housing body defining an opening and composed of zirconia and from 1.5 mole percent yttria to 2.5 mole percent yttria;
a cover attached to the housing body and covering the opening to define an enclosed volume; wherein:
a first surface of the housing body is polished;
the first surface has a first amount of monoclinic crystals;
at least a portion of a second surface of the housing body is roughened; and
the second surface has a second amount of monoclinic crystals that is greater than the first amount.

US Pat. No. 10,420,221

WIRING BOARD DESMEAR TREATMENT METHOD

Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kai...

1. A desmear treatment method for a wiring board material comprising steps of:providing the wiring board material, including an insulating layer made of a resin containing a filler, directly on a conductive layer;
forming a hole passing through the insulating layer in a thickness direction of the insulating layer; and
desmear treating, with radicals generated by irradiating a radical source with ultraviolet rays, the wiring board material having the hole passing through the insulating layer, wherein
the providing of the wiring board material further comprising:
forming a depletable resist layer made of a resin on the insulating layer prior to the desmear treating, and
depleting the depletable resist layer in a way such that a whole or a large portion of the depletable resist layer is removed by the desmear treating.

US Pat. No. 10,420,213

SEGMENTED VIA FOR VERTICAL PCB INTERCONNECT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board comprising:
a plurality of layers;
a plurality of traces, the plurality of traces formed of horizontal sections on surfaces of the plurality of layers; and
a plurality of vertical sections between the plurality of layers, the plurality of vertical sections including a plurality of segmented vias, wherein the plurality of segmented vias are formed by:
forming a first plurality of holes in the printed circuit board, each of the first plurality of holes extending from a top surface of the printed circuit board into the printed circuit board;
plating the first plurality of holes;
filling the first plurality of holes;
forming a second plurality of holes in the printed circuit board, each of the second plurality of holes extending from the top surface of the printed circuit board into the printed circuit board, each of the second plurality of holes between adjacent holes in the first plurality of holes, wherein each of the second plurality of holes removes a portion of the plating of two adjacent holes in the first plurality of holes such that the plating of each of the first plurality of holes forms two segmented vias; and
filling the second plurality of holes.

US Pat. No. 10,420,189

VEHICLE LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a panel having a plurality of light sources arranged thereon;
a first vehicle sensor configured to initiate an illumination sequence as the vehicle approaches a predefined location as determined by a navigation device; and
a controller configured to illuminate the plurality of light sources when an electronic device is detected by a transceiver, wherein the electronic device is proximate said vehicle and characteristic information about the electronic device has not been previously stored in a memory of the transceiver, and further wherein the controller illuminates the plurality of light sources by sending control signals to adjust an intensity or energy output level of the plurality of light sources by a light control routine in response to detection of the electronic device by the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,420,177

LED ILLUMINATION MODULE WITH FIXED OPTIC AND VARIABLE EMISSION PATTERN

Whelen Engineering Compan...

1. An LED light assembly emitting a variable light emission pattern with no moving parts, comprising:a beam-forming optic having a focus;
a plurality of light emitting dies including a center die having an optical axis AO passing through said focus so that light from said center die is emitted from said optic as a collimated beam, and a plurality of peripheral dies surrounding said center die, each said peripheral die having an optical axis offset from optical axis AO so that light from said peripheral dies is emitted from said optic in a divergent emission pattern radially outward of said collimated beam;
a controller operatively connected to said center die and said peripheral dies to vary power delivered to said center die and said peripheral dies, said controller configured to independently vary the power applied to said center die and said peripheral dies from 0% to 100% of a maximum sustainable power,
wherein in a first mode of operation, said controller applies 100% of said maximum sustainable power to said center die to generate said collimated beam, and in a second mode of operation, said controller reduces power applied to said center die and increases power applied to said peripheral dies to generate a divergent beam, the power applied to said center die in said second mode being at least 10% of said maximum sustainable power.

US Pat. No. 10,420,176

MICROWAVE OVEN WITH WATER FEEDING SYSTEM

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A domestic oven comprising:an oven cavity;
a water reservoir;
a piping system coupling the water reservoir and the oven cavity; and
a pump for pumping a predetermined amount of water into the oven cavity;
wherein the pump is a mono-directional positive displacement pump and the piping system comprises a by-pass line coupled in parallel to the pump and an on/off electro valve configured to allow a drainage of the piping system through the by-pass line when the pump is idle.

US Pat. No. 10,420,156

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY MEDIUM SAVING PROGRAM

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. A wireless communication terminal, comprising:a first communication module performing wireless communication with an external terminal by using a first communication protocol;
a second communication module performing wireless communication with the external terminal by using a second communication protocol; and
a generation unit,
wherein in a situation in which the first communication module receives a connection request requesting a connection and terminal-specifying information specifying the external terminal from the external terminal by using the first communication protocol,
the generation unit generates a network identifier based on the terminal-specifying information, the network identifier being used for identifying a network using the second communication protocol,
the generation unit causes the second communication module to establish a logical link of communication with the external terminal by using the network identifier, and
the generation unit subsequently causes the second communication module to start the network based on the network identifier such that the network is in a communicable state for the external terminal on a higher layer than a layer in which the logical link of the communication is established.

US Pat. No. 10,420,152

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores a program executable by the processor, wherein the program causes, when executed by the processor, the processor to function as:
a storage unit configured to store, when registering an external device as a communication partner, an encryption key to be used in communications with the external device in association with the external device;
a determining unit configured to, if a search signal from an external device received through wireless communication does not include unique information for identifying a searched device being searched by the search signal, determine whether or not the external device has been registered as a communication partner by confirming whether the encryption key associated with the external device is stored in the storage unit or not using identification information of the external device included in the search signal; and
a cancellation unit configured to cancel registration of the external device if it is determined by the determining unit that the external device has been registered as a communication partner.

US Pat. No. 10,420,147

RANDOM ACCESS PROCESS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device:
at least one radio resource control (RRC) message indicating a maximum counter value; and
a control order to transmit a preamble as a part of a random access (RA) procedure on a cell;
instructing, a physical layer by a medium access control (MAC) layer, to transmit the preamble on the cell; and
when a corresponding RA response is not received:
considering the RA procedure unsuccessfully completed if a preamble transmission counter reaches the maximum counter value regardless of whether the cell is a licensed or licensed-assisted-access (LAA) cell, wherein the preamble transmission counter is configured to count a number of physical layer transmissions of the preamble,
otherwise considering the RA procedure unsuccessfully completed if a preamble transmission opportunity counter reaches the maximum counter value and the cell is a LAA cell, wherein:
the preamble transmission opportunity counter is employed only if the cell is a LAA cell,
the preamble transmission opportunity counter is configured to be increased when the physical layer performs listen-before-talk (LBT) for transmission of the preamble; and
the preamble transmission opportunity counter is configured to limit a time duration that the preamble is used for the RA procedure on the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,420,131

UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for performing, by a terminal device, an uplink data transmission within at least two contention transmission units (CTUs) of a same transmission time interval (TTI), the method comprising:sending a first message to a network device, where the first message indicates a capability of the terminal device to transmit uplink data using multiple CTUs in a same TTI;
receiving a second message issued by the network device, wherein the second message comprises indication information enabling the terminal device to determine, according to the indication information, the at least two CTUs of the same TTI for the uplink data transmission; and
determining the at least two CTUs of the same TTI in response to the receiving the second message; and
transmitting, after the determining, an uplink data using the at least two CTUs,
wherein each of the at least two CTUs are a transmission resource defined by a combination of transmission resource defining values taken from the group of parameter combinations consisting of:
a time, a frequency, and a code domain,
a time, a frequency, and a pilot; and
a time, a frequency, a code domain, and a pilot; and
wherein the uplink data transmitted by using the at least two CTUs is:
partially same, in which case different data of the uplink data transmission by the terminal device is transmitted by each one of the multiple CTUs within the same TTI, or
totally same, in which case same data of the uplink data transmission by the terminal device is transmitted by each one of the multiple CTUs within the same TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,420,122

CONFIGURATION OF RESOLUTION OF UPLINK DATA

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for configuring resolution of beam direction reports, the method being performed by a radio equipment controller (REC) of an access node, the REC having an REC-RE interface to a radio equipment (RE) of the access node, the method comprising:providing instructions to the RE regarding with which resolution in time and/or frequency domain beam direction reports are to be transmitted to the REC on said REC-RE interface, wherein the beam direction reports are based on uplink appointed reference symbols for sounding received by the RE on a radio interface and is to be transmitted from the RE to the REC, thereby configuring the resolution of the beam direction reports that are received by the REC.

US Pat. No. 10,420,121

AGGREGATED HE CONTROL CONTENT IN A-MPDU

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method implemented by an Access Point (AP) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), the method comprising:providing, by the AP, a first Media Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (MPDU) in a downlink frame, wherein the first MPDU is addressed to a first set of stations and the first MPDU includes first trigger information for scheduling an uplink transmission;
providing, by the AP, a second MPDU in the downlink frame, wherein the second MPDU is addressed to a second set of stations and the second MPDU includes second trigger information for scheduling the uplink transmission and the second trigger information includes a second set of values that are set to be the same as a first set of values in the first trigger information, wherein the second set of values that are set to be the same as the first set of values includes a value indicative of a combination of guard interval and long training field (LTF) for the uplink transmission; and
transmitting, by the AP, the downlink frame to the first and second set of stations.

US Pat. No. 10,420,105

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK CHANNEL SIGNAL AND USER EQUIPMENT

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method for receiving downlink channel signals, comprising:receiving configuration information of a second system on a first system by a user equipment (UE), wherein time-frequency resources of the first system and time-frequency resources of the second system are overlapped;
determining one or more time-frequency resources for receiving downlink (DL) signals according to pre-defined information of the second system or the configuration information of the second system by the UE;
receiving the DL signals at the time-frequency resources by the UE; and
processing the DL signals according to the configuration information of the second system,
wherein the pre-defined information of the second system comprises one or more of the followings: time-frequency resources of broadcast information of the second system, time-frequency resources of a synchronization signal of the second system, a sequence of the synchronization signal of the second system and reference signal information of the second system,
wherein the reference signal information of the second system comprises one or more of the followings: reference signal power information of the second system, a sub-frame carrying the reference signal of the second system, a parameter for generating a reference signal sequence of the second system and information for calculating a position of a time-frequency resource of the reference signal in a sub-frame of the second system, and
wherein the reference signal power information of the second system comprises power offset of the reference signal of the second system and the reference signal of the first system, or power offset of the reference signal of the second system and the data channel signal of the second system, or power offset of the reference signal of the second system and the data channel signal of the first system.

US Pat. No. 10,419,114

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGETED DATA COMMUNICATION

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. Method for directing communication traffic to and from a communication unit within an application control system, wherein the application control system comprises a plurality of application control components, the application control components being capable of transmitting data to the communication unit using light waves, the method comprising:determining the positions of the application control components within the application control system;
determining respective first and second position information of a first communication unit within the application control system at subsequent instants;
computing an area of interest for the first communication unit based on changes between at least the first and second position information;
identifying a first subgroup of one or more application control components from the plurality of application control components located within the area of interest of the first communication unit; and
programming data paths through the application control system to communicate data with the communication unit using the identified subgroup of application control components.

US Pat. No. 10,418,913

DC/DC RESONANT CONVERTERS AND POWER FACTOR CORRECTION USING RESONANT CONVERTERS, AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL METHODS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A converter, comprising:a half bridge inverter comprising a first switch and a second switch, wherein an output is defined from a node between the first and second switch;
a self-oscillating LLC circuit coupled to the output, wherein an electrical feedback parameter is provided by the self-oscillating LLC circuit, wherein at a first moment in time the electrical feedback parameter is equal to the value of a predefined electrical feedback parameter threshold and wherein the slope of the electrical feedback parameter has a sign equal to that of the sign of the electrical feedback parameter threshold and at a second moment in time the electrical feedback parameter is equal to the value of the electrical feedback parameter threshold and wherein the slope of the electrical feedback parameter has a sign opposite to that of the sign of the electrical feedback parameter threshold;
a control circuit for generating a gate drive signal for controlling the switching of the first switch and the second switch in dependence on a comparison between the electrical feedback parameter with said predefined electrical feedback parameter threshold, whereby a high gate drive signal turns on the first switch and turns off the second switch and a low gate drive signal turns off the first switch and turns on the second switch, wherein the control circuit comprises:
a detecting circuit for detecting a sign of a slope of the electrical feedback parameter; and
a preventing circuit for preventing a change in the gate drive signal starting after the first moment in time and before the second moment in time and ending after the second moment in time and before the next first moment in time.

US Pat. No. 10,418,184

SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR

Tokin Corporation, Senda...

1. A solid electrolytic capacitor comprising a valve metal, an oxide film layer formed on a surface of the valve metal, and a solid electrolyte layer formed on the oxide film layer,wherein the solid electrolyte layer comprises a conductive polymer and a gel of an organic solvent solidified with a chemical gelling agent,
the chemical gelling agent is selected from combinations of monomers or oligomers having one or more polymerizable functional groups per molecule and polymerization initiators, and combinations of polymers having two or more functional groups serving as staring points of crosslinking and crosslinking agents, and
the gel has a melting point of 160° C. or more.

US Pat. No. 10,418,115

MANAGED NAND PERFORMANCE THROTTLING

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory device comprising:a non-volatile memory array;
a memory controller configured to perform the operations comprising:
determining that a condition has occurred that indicates a performance throttling operation;
implementing a performance throttling responsive to the determined condition;
responsive to implementing the performance throttling, setting a performance throttling status indicator in an exception event status attribute;
receiving a read or write command from a host device across a memory device interface;
performing the read or write command;
preparing a response to the read or write command, the response including a flag indicating that the performance throttling status indicator is set in the exception event status attribute; and
sending the response to the host device.

US Pat. No. 10,418,037

SPEAKER VERIFICATION COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH TEXTUAL TRANSCRIPT ADAPTATIONS OF UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND MODEL AND ENROLLED SPEAKER MODEL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a speaker verification computer system for verifying a speaker, the method comprising:performing by at least one processor of the speaker verification computer system:
obtaining a sequence of sampled speech data containing a sequence of words spoken by the speaker;
generating a sequence of feature vectors characterizing spectral distribution of the sequence of sampled speech data;
obtaining a textual transcript of the sequence of words spoken by the speaker;
adapting data structures of a universal background model of a Gaussian mixture model, UBM-GMM, and of an Enrolled speaker Gaussian mixture model, ENR-GMM, responsive to the textual transcript, to generate an adapted UBM-GMM and an adapted ENR-GMM, respectively;
generating an enrolled speaker probability based on a combination of the sequence of feature vectors and the adapted ENR-GMM, and a universal speaker probability based on a combination of the sequence of feature vectors and the adapted UBM-GMM;
generating a speaker verification indication of whether the speaker is an enrolled speaker based on a comparison of the enrolled speaker probability to the universal speaker probability; and
selectively communicating an indication of the enrolled speaker based on whether the speaker verification indication satisfies a defined rule.

US Pat. No. 10,418,033

CONFIGURABLE OUTPUT DATA FORMATS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a device, first audio data corresponding to an utterance;
performing speech on the audio data to determine a command;
determining a category of content associated with the command;
determining a default content type associated with the category;
identifying a user profile associated with the first audio data;
determining, using the user profile, a non-default content type associated with the category;
generating an output data format including a first portion to be populated with the default content type and a second portion to be populated with the non-default content type;
receiving, from a first content source, first text data associated with the default content type;
populating the first portion with the first text data;
receiving, from a second content source, second text data associated with the non-default content type;
populating the second portion with the second text data;
performing text-to-speech (TTS) processing on the output data format, populated with the first text data and the second text data, to generate second audio data; and
causing the device to output audio corresponding to the second audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,417,835

TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM AND SOUNDNESS DETERMINATION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A toll collection system for determining soundness thereof, comprising:a roadside antenna which wirelessly communicates with an on-board device mounted in a vehicle;
a communication processing unit for carrying out communication processing based on predetermined communication specifications with the on-board device via the roadside antenna;
a communication control unit for acquiring results of communication processing from the communication processing unit and creating information for toll collection with regard to the on-board device; and
a toll collection processing unit for accepting an input of the information for toll collection from the communication control unit and carrying out toll collection processing based on this information for the toll collection,
wherein, in any of a communication pair of the roadside antenna and the communication processing unit, a communication pair of the communication processing unit and the communication control unit, and a communication pair of the communication control unit and the toll collection processing unit,
when a first component, which is one part configuring the communication pair, accepts the input of a predetermined confirmation signal, the first component outputs a predetermined response signal, and
a second component, which is another part configuring the communication pair, outputs the confirmation signal to the first component and determines whether the first component is operating normally based on whether the input of the response signal has been accepted, and
a number of passing vehicles per unit time changes in accordance with a time span, a radio wave receiving soundness determination unit can apply the determination reference time suitable for the number of passing vehicles and determine a soundness.

US Pat. No. 10,416,715

PERSONAL COMPUTER WIRELESS DEVICE DOCKING STATION ON LOW POWER NETWORK

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A communication system, comprising:a processing system configured to support data, voice and video communications; and
a docking station coupled to the processing system and configured to hold a personal computer wireless device and provide power and data connections to the personal computer wireless device, wherein the personal computer wireless device is configured to provide power, data, and analog connections;
wherein the docking station is coupled to the processing system over a pair of low-voltage wires providing an electrical current powering the personal computer wireless device when connected to the docking station.

US Pat. No. 10,414,088

PLATFORM STRUCTURE FOR USE IN LOW-TEMPERATURE MANUFACTURING OF SCAFFOLD FOR USE IN TISSUE ENGINEERING AND METHOD OF LOW-TEMPERATURE MANUFACTURING SCAFFOLD FOR USE IN TISSUE ENGINEERING

NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIVERSI...

1. A platform structure for manufacturing a scaffold for use in tissue engineering, comprising:a frame;
a ring-shaped thermally conductive member fixedly disposed in the frame;
a thermally conductive platform centrally movably disposed in the ring-shaped thermally conductive member and having edges in direct contact with inner walls of the ring-shaped thermally conductive member, wherein the thermally conductive platform and the ring-shaped thermally conductive member together define a space of a variable depth;
a vertically movable mechanism connected to a bottom of the thermally conductive platform and adapted to drive the thermally conductive platform to sink and thus increase gradually the depth of the space;
a low temperature generating mechanism connected to the ring-shaped thermally conductive member and the thermally conductive platform to cool down the ring-shaped thermally conductive member and the thermally conductive platform; and
a nozzle having a head spaced apart from an opening at a top portion of the ring-shaped thermally conductive member by a fixed height;
wherein the head of the nozzle is placed within the space of a variable depth defined by the thermally conductive platform and the ring-shaped thermally conductive member together when the scaffold for use in tissue engineering is being manufactured;
wherein a portion of the nozzle is outside the ring-shaped thermally conductive member.

US Pat. No. 10,413,712

LUER-ACTIVATED VALVES

INJECTIMED, INC., Minden...

1. An intravenous catheter comprising:a catheter hub that has a proximal opening, a distal opening and an internal cavity disposed between the proximal and distal openings, the internal cavity defined by one or more sidewalls and a distal wall of the catheter hub, the distal opening extending through the distal wall;
a plug made of a resilient material, the plug including a main body having a proximal facing surface and a distal facing surface, the main body including an axial through opening and being configured such that the axial through opening is in fluid communication with the distal opening of the catheter hub, the axial through opening extending through a tubular part that has a proximal end portion that protrudes proximal to the proximal facing surface of the main body, there existing a recess in the proximal facing surface that at least partially surrounds the tubular part;
an actuator including a proximal flange having a proximal facing surface, the actuator including a distally protruding structure that extends distal to the proximal flange, there being an axial through opening that extends through the proximal flange and the distally protruding structure, the distally protruding structure having a proximal part, a distal part and a transverse through opening disposed between the proximal and distal parts, the distal part having an outer wall, the proximal end portion of the tubular part of the plug residing inside the distally protruding structure; and
a spring member including a proximal end segment and first and second clamping segments that are operatively coupled to the proximal end segment respectively by first and second arms, the spring member being configured to cause the first and second clamping segments to move radially apart from one another when a distally applied force is applied to the proximal end segment, when the actuator is in a first axial position the first and second clamping segments are urged against the outer wall of the distal part of the actuator, when the actuator is in a second axial position distal to the first axial position the distal part of the actuator is configured to move distally into the recess in the proximal facing surface of the main body of the plug and the first and second clamping segments of the spring member move radially inward into the transverse through opening of the actuator to act against the proximal end portion of the tubular part of the plug in a manner sufficient to cause a closing of the axial through opening of the plug in the proximal end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,420,238

HOUSING KIT AND VENTILATION HOUSING

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A housing kit for use in producing a ventilation housing having a ventilation function, the housing kit comprising:a housing body having a vent hole; and
a ventilation member having a seal ring and a leg portion, the leg portion being adapted to be inserted into the vent hole, wherein
the housing body has an inner peripheral surface that defines the vent hole, the inner peripheral surface including a first rounded segment, a first straight segment, a second rounded segment, and a second straight segment that are formed in order from an exterior space side to an interior space side of the housing body,
the first rounded segment and the second rounded segment each form a curve convex toward a central axis of the vent hole in a cross section of the housing body including the central axis,
the first straight segment and the second straight segment each form a straight line in the cross section,
when the ventilation housing is assembled, the seal ring is deformed along the inner peripheral surface in a state where the seal ring is in contact with the first rounded segment and the first straight segment, and
in the cross section, the first rounded segment forms a first circular arc that is convex toward the central axis and has a radius of 0.5 to 3.0 mm, and
an inclination angle of the first straight segment with respect to the central axis is 25° to 35°.

US Pat. No. 10,420,214

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising: a substrate having a first surface and a second surface on an opposite side with respect to the first surface such that the substrate has a thickness in a range of 30 ?m to 100 ?m between the first surface and the second surface; and a plurality of through hole conductors comprising plating material such that the plurality of through hole conductors is formed in a plurality of through holes extending from the first surface to the second surface, respectively, wherein each of the through holes has a first opening portion and a second opening portion connected to the first opening portion such that the first opening portion has a tapered shape decreasing in diameter from the first surface toward the second surface of the substrate, that the second opening portion has a tapered shape decreasing in diameter from the second surface toward the first surface of the substrate, and that a center line of the first opening portion and a center line of the second opening portion are shifted from each other by a distance that is equal to or less than the thickness of the substrate to form a central constricted portion and a cross section from the first surface to the second surface of the substrate in a K-shape having a straight side wall line across the thickness of the substrate and a bent side wall line across the thickness of the substrate, and the bent side wall line is bent at the central constricted portion toward the straight side wall line in the cross section and formed of only a first straight line portion of the first opening portion and a second straight line portion of the second opening portion connected to the first straight line portion at the central constricted portion where the cross section passes through the center lines of the first and second opening portions.

US Pat. No. 10,420,208

METAL LAYERING CONSTRUCTION IN FLEX/RIGID-FLEX PRINTED CIRCUITS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a flexible region, including:
a first copper layer,
a first dielectric layer,
a second copper layer,
a first adhesive layer, and
a first stainless steel layer, in this order,
wherein the first stainless steel layer is comprised of a metal film having a tensile strength greater than each of the first and second copper layers and greater than the first dielectric layer; and
a rigid region including a rigid substrate, wherein the first stainless steel layer extends through the flexible region and the rigid region.

US Pat. No. 10,420,203

HEAT PIPE EMBEDDED HEAT SINK WITH INTEGRATED POSTS

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a heat sink with a top side and a bottom side, wherein the top side of the heat sink is configured to be attached to a printed wiring board;
a post that supports the heat sink is monolithically formed with the heat sink, and extends out from the bottom side of the heat sink;
a fastener extending through the heat sink and into the post, wherein the fastener is configured to extend through the printed wiring board to attach the printed wiring board to the heat sink; and
a heat pipe attached to the bottom side of the heat sink, wherein a first end of the heat pipe is positioned to absorb heat from the printed wiring board through the heat sink and a second end of the heat pipe is positioned to dissipate heat through the post and away from the printed wiring board.

US Pat. No. 10,420,186

COLOR TUNABLE LIGHT WITH ZONE CONTROL

NBCUniversal Media, LLC, ...

21. A lighting method, comprising:receiving one or more commands to implement one or more zone adjustments of a lighting system, wherein the lighting system comprises a tunable array of zonal lighting devices providing a plurality of lighting zones, wherein each zonal lighting device corresponds to an independent lighting zone and each zonal lighting device is configured for independent color control and independent white color correlated temperature (CCT) control, and wherein the one or more zone adjustments comprise an independent color adjustment and an independent white CCT adjustment to be implemented in combination; and
implementing the one or more zone adjustments in combination by controlling the plurality of lighting zones of the tunable array of zonal lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,420,180

LIGHTING APPARATUS AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light source;
a diffuser panel disposed to receive light emitted from the light source, the diffuser panel being light transmissive;
a frame having an opening through which light passes;
a light blocker that blocks the light emitted from the light source; and
a light direction control panel disposed facing the diffuser panel and between the light source and the diffuser panel, the light direction control panel transmitting the light emitted from the light source and causing the light to emerge in parallel rays,
wherein the diffuser panel is fixed to the frame to cover the opening, and
the light blocker blocks a portion of the light passing through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,420,161

CONTROLLING RF COMMUNICATION IN A DUAL-CONNECTIVITY SCENARIO

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

12. A wireless communication device (WCD) with dynamic control of dual-stage split amplification, the WCD comprising:at least two modems, including a first modem supporting wireless communication according to a first air interface protocol and a second modem supporting wireless communication according to a second air interface protocol;
a common radio-frequency (RF) receive chain shared by the two modems, the common RF receive chain including (i) a common set of antennas and filter for receiving downlink communications in a common frequency band on the first air interface protocol and the second air interface protocol and (ii) a common low-noise amplifier (LNA) (cLNA) for amplifying the received downlink communications, wherein the first modem is configured to control gain of the cLNA;
a splitter for splitting output from the common RF receive chain into a first path to the first modem and a second path to the second modem;
a first LNA in the first path, wherein the first modem is configured to control gain of the first LNA; and
a second LNA in the second path, wherein the second modem is configured to control gain of the second LNA, and wherein the second modem is configured to engage in signaling with the first modem to trigger adjustment by the first modem of the gain of the cLNA,
wherein the first modem is configured to turn on the cLNA in response to the WCD operating in a dual-connectivity mode in which the first modem has a first radio-link connection with a first base station and the second modem has a second radio-link with a second base station,
wherein the first modem is configured to set the gain of the cLNA to a predefined default gain level, and
wherein the first modem is configured to reduce the gain of the cLNA to a predefined reduced gain level in response to one or more of (i) the first modem detecting saturation of communications arriving at the first modem via the first path when the gain of the first LNA is already threshold low or (ii) the second modem detecting saturation of communications arriving at the second modem via the second path when the gain of the second LNA is already threshold low.

US Pat. No. 10,420,157

METHOD FOR AUTHORIZATION PAIRING

TEKTRO TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. An authorization pairing method for an electronic derailleur system on a bicycle, with the electronic derailleur system comprising a plurality of communication devices and an authorization device, the method comprising:broadcasting an authorization signal by the authorization device;
performing a first scanning process by a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to determine whether the authorization signal is obtained;
performing a second scanning process by a second communication device of the plurality of communication devices to determine whether the authorization signal is obtained;
performing the first scanning process by the first communication device continuously after the first communication device obtains the authorization signal for determining whether an identification code is obtained;
sending the identification code by the second communication device after the second communication device obtains the authorization signal, wherein the identification code represents the second communication device; and
storing the identification code by the first communication device after the first communication device obtains the identification code, to complete an authorization pairing with the second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,420,150

AUTOMATED WIRELESS ACCESS POINT RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND OPTIMIZATION

1. A method, comprising:in response to determining, by a system comprising a processor, that a separation between a first wireless access point device of a first geographical region and a second wireless access point device of a second geographical region satisfies a defined condition representing an elimination of a collision of respective transmissions of a location code by the first wireless access point device and the second wireless access point device, assigning, by the system, the location code to the first wireless access point device and the second wireless access point device; and
in response to the assigning, remotely configuring, by the system, the first wireless access point device and the second wireless access point device to broadcast the location code to a mobile device to facilitate generation, by the mobile device using the location code, of respective location update requests by the mobile device representing that the mobile device has moved within the first geographical region or the second geographical region.

US Pat. No. 10,420,144

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a physical downlink control channel including a downlink control information (DCI) format;
transmission circuitry configured to transmit a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) for a licensed assisted access cell scheduled by the DCI format; and
clear channel assessment (CCA) check circuitry configured to perform a listen before talk (LBT) procedure, the LBT procedure being a procedure that senses a channel to determine whether the channel is idle or busy before transmission of the PUSCH, wherein
the DCI format includes first information and second information,
the first information being 1 -bit information indicating either one type of a first type of the LBT procedure and a second type of the LBT procedure,
the second information associated with a window,
in case of the 1 -bit information indicating the first type of the LBT procedure, the CCA check circuitry is configured to
determine a value of the window based on the second information,
generate a random value as a number of repetitions of CCA check with an upper bound based on the value of the window, and
perform the repetitions of CCA check; and
in case of the 1 -bit information indicating the second type of the LBT procedure, the CCA check circuitry is configured to perform a single CCA check.

US Pat. No. 10,420,141

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
select a first inter frame space to be used for an access to a medium when a first condition is satisfied, wherein the first inter frame space has a fixed length; and
select a second inter frame space to be used for the access to the medium when a second condition different from the first condition is satisfied, wherein the second inter frame space has a fixed length, and the length of the second inter frame space is longer than the length of the first inter frame space; and
wireless circuitry configured to access the medium to transmit a wireless signal according to a first wireless specification after the medium is idle for the selected first or second inter frame space,
wherein the length of the second inter frame space is determined based on a length of a third inter frame space used for an access to the medium according to a second wireless specification that is different from the first wireless specification.

US Pat. No. 10,420,139

UPLINK SCHEDULING FOR LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a conditional grant including a transmission configuration for uplink transmissions;
receiving an uplink activation grant over a contention-based shared carrier, wherein the uplink activation grant activates the uplink transmission associated with the conditional grant; and
transmitting the uplink transmissions on the contention-based shared carrier according to the transmission configuration, wherein the transmitting is in response to the uplink activation grant;
wherein the receiving the uplink activation grant includes detecting a common reference signal of a serving base station in a first symbol over the contention-based shared carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,420,132

DEVICES, BASE STATIONS, AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING SCHEDULING REQUESTS VIA AN UNDERLAY CONTROL CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Battelle Energy Alliance,...

1. A user equipment device, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
generate a scheduling request (SR) signal and transmit the SR signal to a base station via an underlay control channel below a noise level for a communication spectrum; and
generate data packets and transmit the data packets to the base station over an overlay channel above the noise level for the communication spectrum, the user equipment device configured to transmit the SR signal to the base station via the underlay control channel while the user equipment device is also communicating with the base station via an active band overlay signal.

US Pat. No. 10,420,123

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-USER COMMUNICATION

JRD COMMUNICATION INC., ...

1. A method for configuring downlink multi-user transmission where at least a second UE may potentially be paired with a first UE in a telecommunication network, the method comprising:receiving at the first UE, pre-configuration information for multi-user transmission, said pre-configuration information being provided over a radio link in signalling at a layer higher than a physical layer, wherein the pre-configuration information comprises an indication if multiuser transmission is enabled for the first UE, wherein the pre-configuration information comprises a portion of a total power allocated to the first UE, used for transmitting data with overlapping time-frequency resources intended for different UEs,
receiving, at the first UE, data within a subframe wherein the data comprises a dynamic indicator; and
determining, by the first UE based on the received dynamic indicator, if the data within the subframe is for multi-user transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,420,118

MULTIFLOW WITH ANTENNA SELECTION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communication performed by a user equipment having two or more antennas, the method comprising:identifying a first set of antenna subsets of the two or more antennas for communication with a first access point over a first communication channel;
identifying a second set of antenna subsets of the two or more antennas for communication with a second access point over a second communication channel;
determining channel estimates for the first communication channel for the first set of antenna subsets and for the second communication channel for the second set of antenna subsets;
identifying, based at least in part on the determined channel estimates, a maximum sum capacity of a combination of a first channel rate for the first communication channel and a second channel rate for the second communication channel, wherein the first channel rate is based at least in part on a first antenna subset from the first set of antenna subsets and the second channel rate is based at least in part on a second antenna subset from the second set of antenna subsets, the first antenna subset and the second antenna subset comprising non-overlapping subsets;
reporting channel rate information based at least in part on the identified maximum sum capacity; and
receiving at least one transmission over at least one of the first communication channel or the second communication channel based on the reported channel rate information.

US Pat. No. 10,420,117

BEARER ESTABLISHMENT METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A bearer establishment method, comprising:retrieving, by user equipment (UE), a first identifier of a pre-stored physical layer configuration parameter, and a second identifier of a pre-stored media access layer configuration parameter, wherein the pre-stored physical layer configuration parameter and the pre-stored media access layer configuration parameter are pre-stored according to a protocol rule;
receiving, by the UE, broadcast information, wherein the broadcast information includes a third identifier, another physical layer configuration parameter, a fourth identifier, and another media access layer configuration parameter, and wherein the third identifier is associated with the another physical layer configuration parameter, and the fourth identifier is associated with the another media access layer configuration parameter;
comparing, by the UE, the first identifier with the third identifier;
comparing, by the UE, the second identifier with the fourth identifier;
merging, by the UE, the pre-stored physical layer configuration parameter with the another physical layer configuration parameter and the pre-stored media access layer configuration parameter with the another media access layer configuration parameter based on the first identifier matching the third identifier and the second identifier matching the fourth identifier;
selecting, by the UE, one set of configuration parameters from the merged configuration parameters;
configuring, by the UE, a bearer for the UE by using the selected set of configuration parameters; and
sending, by the UE, service data to a base station by using the bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,420,111

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
acquire a type of information to be transmitted via a device-to-device (D2D) communication, the type being one of a plurality of types that includes at least a first type and a second type;
determine a transmission power for the information of the second type based on a power control parameter received from a base station, the power control parameter indicating a path loss and being related to a priority of the information; and
determine a resource utilization manner and a power control manner for transmitting the information at least based on the type.

US Pat. No. 10,420,108

ACQUISITION AND TRACKING APPARATUS FOR FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first communication terminal, an optical signal from a second communication terminal using receiving optics of the first communication terminal, the received optical signal including a modulated unique frequency tone;
mixing, by control hardware of the first communication terminal, the modulated unique frequency tone with a reference signal to provide a mixed output signal, the reference signal comprising a same frequency as the modulated unique frequency tone;
determining, by the control hardware, a received power of the received optical signal at each of one or more photodetectors associated with the receiving optics of the first communication terminal based on the mixed output signal;
adjusting, by the control hardware, a pointing of the receiving optics of the first communication terminal based on the determined received power at each of the one or more photodetectors; and
transmitting a first telemetry signal from the first communication terminal to the second communication terminal, the first telemetry signal including instructions to the second communication terminal to adjust the optical signal during subsequent transmissions to the first communication terminal based on the determined received power at each of the one or more photodetectors.

US Pat. No. 10,420,106

COMMON INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A common information transmission method, comprising:obtaining, by user equipment (UE), frequency domain location information of a first transmission bandwidth;
determining, by the UE, a size and a location of the first transmission bandwidth in a bandwidth of the UE according to the frequency domain location information, wherein the bandwidth of the UE is one of system bandwidths; and
receiving, by the UE over the first transmission bandwidth according to the size and the location of the first transmission bandwidth, common information from a base station,
wherein the common information from the base station is first common information or second common information,
wherein the first common information comprises information transmitted using a physical control format indicator channel (PCFICH), a physical hyrbid automatic repeat request indicator channel (PHICH), a common physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), or a common enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH), or the second common information comprises at least one of a system information block (SIB), a random access response (RAR), or paging information, and
wherein receiving the common information from the base station comprises:
receiving, by the UE, first location information of the second common information from the base station, wherein the first location information determines a receiving location of the second common information in the bandwidth of the UE;
determining, by the UE, a first location of the second common information according to the first location information and a first offset, wherein the first location is located in the first transmission bandwidth, and wherein the first offset indicates a location offset of the first transmission bandwidth in the bandwidth of the UE; and
receiving, by the UE at the first location, the second common information from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,420,104

CARRIER AGGREGATION ON COMBINED USER EQUIPMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at data processing hardware of a primary user equipment (UE), a connection request from a network base station on a primary component carrier (CC) associated with the primary UE;
connecting, by the data processing hardware, to the network base station on the primary CC;
receiving, at the data processing hardware, a configuration message from the network base station, the configuration message instructing operation of at least one secondary CC; and
in response to receiving the configuration message:
identifying, by the data processing hardware, at least one secondary UE associated with the at least one secondary CC; and
instructing, by the data processing hardware, the at least one secondary UE to operate on the at least one secondary CC and receive data from the network base station on the at least one secondary CC independently from the primary UE.

US Pat. No. 10,420,101

TRAFFIC-AWARE SLOT ASSIGNMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a wireless device configured to operate as a node in a multi-hop wireless network comprising a plurality of nodes, the apparatus, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
decode signaling, received from a node of the multi-hop network, to determine an indication of a change to a topology of the multi-hop network; and
in response to a determination, from the decoded signaling, of an addition of a second node to the multi-hop network topology:
increment a total of a number of descendant nodes; and
allocate at least one transmission slot to a number of unused slots in one or more transmission opportunity regions of a slotframe, wherein the slotframe includes a repeating pattern of one or more transmission opportunity periods for a plurality of nodes in the network; anda storage element configured to store the total of the number of descendant nodes; andin response to a determination that the second node is a child node, wherein the child node is configured to directly communicate with the wireless device:
update a list of child nodes associated with the wireless device;
increment a total of a number of descendant child nodes associated with the child node; and
allocate at least one receive slot to the number of unused slots of the one or more transmission opportunity regions of the slotframe; and
wherein the storage element is further configured to store one or more of the list of child nodes and the total of the number of descendant child nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,420,060

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A narrow-band (NB) user equipment (UE) comprising:a transceiver to receive NB positioning reference signal (PRS) configuration information configured for the NB UE, the NB PRS configuration information comprising:
an NB PRS bitmap indicating a pattern selecting NB PRS subframes, wherein each NB PRS subframe comprises an NB PRS for positioning the NB UE; and
a processor to determine, based on the NB PRS bitmap, a first NB PRS mapped in NB PRS subframes of an NB PRS reference cell, to determine, based on the NB PRS bitmap, a second NB PRS mapped in NB PRS subframes of an NB PRS neighbor cell, and to generate, based on the first NB PRS and the second NB PRS, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement,
wherein the transceiver transmits the RSTD measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,419,955

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR RADIO CHANNEL BACKGROUND SEARCH

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for scanning a frequency band, the method comprising:determining a first location of a mobile device;
scanning a radio frequency band for a plurality of radio channels;
determining if each of the plurality of radio channels exceeds an interference threshold;
generating a first list of radio stations, the first list of radio stations comprises the plurality of radio channels determined to exceed the interference threshold;
determining if a current location of the mobile device exceeds a distance threshold;
if the current location of the mobile device exceeds the distance threshold:
determine if each of the plurality of radio channels exceeds the interference threshold; and
generate a second list of radio stations, the second list of radio stations comprises the plurality of radio channels determined to exceed the interference threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,419,316

CONTROL SYSTEM

KATHREIN SE, Rosenheim (...

1. A control system comprising a master, at least one slave, and a communication module which is arranged between the master and the at least one slave and through which the master and the at least one slave communicate, wherein the master sends control commands for controlling the at least one slave and said at least one slave responds to the control commands of the master, wherein the communication module relays the respective control commands and responses, wherein the master transmits to the communication module in one or a plurality of requests at least one control command and at least one associated timing requirement, wherein the communication module processes the request or the plurality of requests by relaying the at least one control command according to the at least one timing requirement to the at least one slave, wherein the timing requirement concerns a temporal distance between the sending of two control commands by the communication module and/or a temporal distance between the reception of a response from the slave and the sending of a control command by the communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,418,204

SWITCH DEVICE

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

1. A switch device comprising:a housing having an opening;
an operating member that includes an operating portion exposed from the opening and that is movable;
a fixed contact provided in the housing; and
a moving contact that is driven along with a movement of the operating member so as to be brought into contact with and brought out of contact from the fixed contact,
wherein the moving contact comprises an elastic metal plate and is, while the moving contact is in contact with the fixed contact, urged toward the fixed contact so as to be in elastic contact with the fixed contact,
wherein the fixed contact includes a plate portion having a flat plate shape and is held by the housing with a space provided on one surface of a first face of the plate portion located on an opposite side of a second face of the plate portion where the operating member is disposed, and the plate portion having an end face between the first and the second faces, and wherein a corner edge is defined by a vertex where the first face meets the end face,
wherein the moving contact includes a first extended portion that extends so as to intersect the plate portion with one end portion of the first extended portion positioned on the one surface of the first face of the plate portion, and
wherein, when the moving contact and the fixed contact are in contact with each other, the first extended portion intersects the plate portion while the first extended portion is inclined relative to the plate portion, and the first extended portion is in elastic contact with the corner edge of the plate portion.

US Pat. No. 10,418,065

INTELLIMARK CUSTOMIZATIONS FOR MEDIA CONTENT STREAMING AND SHARING

Advanced Anti-Terror Tech...

1. A method, comprising:providing a display window on an electronic image display, the display window displays each displayed portion of media content of a media file;
providing, during the display of the displayed portion of the media content of the media file, digitized data representing a value of information associated with a currently displayed portion of the media content of the media file via a non-transitory computer software executed by a processor;
inserting, via the non-transitory computer software executed by the processor, at least one interval index in response to receiving at least one selection of at least one point on a video slider bar for the currently displayed portion and any subsequently displayed portions, each inserted interval index having a time duration included that is a separate date/time-stamp file index to affect subsequent playback of the media content in the media file to customize the presentation of the media content during the time duration associated with each inserted interval index;
providing, via the non-transitory computer software executed by the processor, a context menu associated with the display window after each inserted interval index of the at least one inserted interval index, wherein the context menu provides user selectable commands to selectively insert a selected corresponding command for a corresponding one inserted interval index;
storing, by the non-transitory computer software executed by the processor, the at least one inserted interval index and the inserted selected corresponding command for each corresponding one inserted interval index in a separate index file different from the media file; and
executing the separate index file to cause, based on the at least one inserted interval index, the customized presentation of only those portions of the media content in the media file based on the inserted corresponding command of the corresponding one interval index of each corresponding displayed portion associated with the at least one inserted interval index without illegally altering or copying the media file when the media file is played back.

US Pat. No. 10,417,831

INTERACTIONS WITH 3D VIRTUAL OBJECTS USING POSES AND MULTIPLE-DOF CONTROLLERS

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A system comprising:a display system of a wearable device configured to present a three-dimensional (3D) view to a user and permit a user interaction with objects in a field of regard (FOR) of a user, the FOR comprising a portion of the environment around the user that is capable of being perceived by the user via the display system;
a sensor configured to acquire data associated with a pose of the user;
a hardware processor in communication with the sensor and the display system, the hardware processor programmed to:
initiate a cone cast, wherein the cone cast comprises a cast of a virtual cone with a dynamically-adjustable aperture;
identify one or more contextual features in the environment;
dynamically resize the aperture of the virtual cone based at least in part on the one or more contextual features;
translate the virtual cone based on the data associated with the pose of the user;
scan for a collision between the virtual cone and one or more objects in the environment;
identify, in response to the collision, a collided object; and
perform a user interaction associated with the collided object.

US Pat. No. 10,416,278

RADIO RECEIVER FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF A SIGNAL SOURCE

Concentric Real Time, LLC...

1. A method for determining an accurate location of a signal's source of transmission, comprising:demodulating, by a receiver of a communication device, a detected carrier signal modulated with a Pseudo Noise (“PN”) code sequence to obtain an original information-bearing signal therefrom;
computing, by the receiver, time delay offsets using correlations of PN code windows for each symbol of the original information-bearing signal;
curve fitting the time delay offsets to construct a fitted curve that has a best fit to a series of data points defining the time delay offsets;
extrapolating unknown time delay offsets using the fitted curve;
determining, by the receiver, a high accuracy Time Of Arrival (“TOA”) of the detected carrier signal using at least one of the time delay offsets and the unknown time delay offsets; and
using, by the receiver, the high accuracy TOA to determine an accurate location of the original information-bearing signal's source of transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,413,876

MIXER INCLUDING A SENSOR FOR DETECTING MATERIAL TO BE MIXED, MIXING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MIXED PRODUCT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A mixer comprising:a pair of rotors arranged to have a gap therebetween;
a casing in which a chamber in which the pair of rotors is disposed, an introduction port for introducing a material to be mixed into the chamber, and a discharge port for discharging the material to be mixed from the chamber are formed;
a sensor which is disposed above the pair of rotors and detects variation in position of the material to be mixed; and
a control unit which controls rotation of the pair of rotors, based on a detection result of the sensor, wherein
the sensor detects a position in an up-and-down direction of the material to be mixed,
the control unit varies rotational frequencies of the pair of rotors, based on a period of time of position variation in the up-and-down direction of the material to be mixed, and
the rotors are controlled via the control unit to increase or decrease the rotational frequencies of the rotors during a second certain time such that the numerical value of a product of A % and B % is a minimum value on a condition that a ratio of an amount of a rising-up portion in a first certain time before the second certain time to a total amount of the material to be mixed is set to be A % and a ratio of a time when the rising-up portion is occurring to a mixing time of the material to be mixed in the first certain time is set to be B %, when a portion of the material to be mixed is risen up in the up-and-down direction and the rising-up portion occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,420,257

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT TEMPERATURE GRADIENT ACROSS AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display assembly with forced-air cooling, comprising:a housing having a front side, a rear side, a top and a bottom;
an electronic display located at least partially within the housing so as to be viewable along the front side thereof;
a thermally conductive plate located behind the electronic display and in thermal communication therewith, a space between the plate and the rear side of the housing defining a gap;
an external air inlet opening located near the top of the housing, the external air inlet opening in flow communication with the gap;
an external air exhaust opening located near the bottom of the housing and at a lower elevation than the external air inlet opening, the external air exhaust opening in flow communication with the gap; and
at least one fan in flow communication with the gap, the at least one fan being operative to produce an air inlet opening-to-air exhaust opening directed flow of external air through the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,420,252

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a heat generating element; and
a heat storage device for storing heat generated by the heat generating element,
wherein the heat storage device comprises a reaction chamber containing a heat storage material for absorbing the heat generated by the heat generating element;
the reaction chamber is defined by a first surface, a second surface opposed to the first surface, and a plurality of side surfaces connecting the first surface with the second surface;
in the reaction chamber, a thermal conductivity of a peripheral part is smaller than a thermal conductivity of a central part of the reaction chamber;
a gap is formed between an inner side surface of the reaction chamber and the heat storage material; and
the reaction chamber is provided with a positioning member for positioning the heat storage material.

US Pat. No. 10,420,249

DEPLOYABLE BARRIER FOR DATA CENTER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:incrementally expanding a portion of a data center hall used to support computing operations, to accommodate installation of additional rack computer systems in the data center hall, the incrementally expanding comprising:
deploying a plurality of barriers within the data center hall to partition the data center hall into a plurality of areas, the plurality of areas comprising:
an operational area comprising a set of rack computer systems and a set of support infrastructure configured to support computing operations by the set of rack computer systems;
a non-operational area comprising a portion of the data center hall that does not include rack computer systems and support infrastructure; and
a staging area bounded by at least two deployed barriers and located between the operational area and the non-operational area, the staging area comprising at least one additional set of support infrastructure; and
collapsing at least one of the plurality of barriers to incorporate the staging area into the operational area such that the operational area is expanded to include an additional set of rack computer systems and the at least one additional set of support infrastructure.

US Pat. No. 10,420,243

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BUILT-IN MOUNTING MECHANISM

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first housing, an outer surface of the first housing defines a first receiving groove;
a second housing, an outer surface of the second housing defines a second receiving groove; and
a mounting mechanism, comprising
a rotary plate received in the first receiving groove;
a driving rod, and
two clamping members each slidably received in the second receiving groove;
wherein the driving rod comprises a cam-shaped portion and a rod portion connected to the cam-shaped portion, the cam-shaped portion is received in the second receiving groove and a cross-section of the cam-shaped portion is elliptical in shape; the rod portion passes through the first housing and the second housing, and one end of the rod portion away from the cam-shaped portion is received in the first receiving groove and connected to the rotary plate; and
wherein the two clamping members move toward each other when the cam-shaped portion is rotated with the rotary plate, thereby the two clamping members cooperatively clamp a fixing member to mount the electronic device to the fixing member.

US Pat. No. 10,420,236

USB QUICK CONNECTOR

Dong Guan Jia Sheng Light...

1. A USB (Universal Serial Bus) quick connector comprising:a housing;
a circuit board mounted in the housing; and
a plug connected with the housing and having a first end extending into the housing and a second end extending outward from the housing;
wherein:
the circuit board is provided with two USB ports;
the housing includes a first cover, a second cover combined with the first cover, a side plate mounted on and covers the first cover and the second cover,
wherein the first cover includes first slot, a second slot, and a transverse pate, wherein the transverse plate has a distal end provided with a first projection which extends into the second slot; the transverse plate is provided with a second projection which extends into and protrudes outward from the first slot;
wherein the side plate is provided with a connecting portion which has a distal end provided with a locking protrusion locked onto the first projection of the first cover, when the side plate is mounted on and covers the first cover, a first waterproof gasket mounted on and surrounding the USB ports of the circuit board, and a second waterproof gasket located between and surrounding the first cover and the second cover;
a receiving space is formed between the first cover and the second cover; and
the circuit board are arranged in the receiving space.

US Pat. No. 10,420,235

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING CAPACITANCE GENERATING DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first metal plate configured to form at least a part of a metal bezel which is a rim of a housing of the electronic device, the first metal plate being connected to a ground;
a second metal plate extending along a part of inner circumference of the metal bezel, facing the first metal plate, and comprising a contact terminal;
a dielectric member interposed between the first metal plate and the second metal plate; and
a substrate electrically connected through the contact terminal,
wherein a capacitance is generated by the first metal plate, the second metal plate, and the dielectric member in response to receiving, at the second metal plate, a current through the contact terminal from the substrate, and
wherein the first metal plate, the second metal plate, and the dielectric member form at least a part of an antenna of the electronic device, and the capacitance is a factor that determines a resonance of the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,420,231

COLD WORKED METAL HOUSING FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display assembly comprising:
a display; and
a cover sheet positioned over the display and defining a substantial entirety of a front surface of the electronic device;
an upper metal housing structure that surrounds the display assembly and defines a first portion of an external sidewall of the electronic device; and
a lower housing structure coupled to the upper metal housing structure and defining a second portion of the external sidewall of the electronic device; wherein:
the first portion of the external sidewall and the second portion of the external sidewall cooperate to form a continuous, curved external surface of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,420,230

SUPPORT, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An electronic device comprising:a chassis having an opening; and
a support, wherein the support has:
a first elastic member which has a recessed portion and which can be fitted into the opening in a state where an opening surface of the recessed portion is directed to an inside of the chassis,
a second member having a protruding portion which can be fitted into the recessed portion of the first member;
a projection portion in an edge portion of the opening of the chassis, and
the first elastic member has a groove to be engaged in the projection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,420,225

TRANSPORT PATH CORRECTION TECHNIQUES AND RELATED SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A transport system for use with an electronic product manufacturing apparatus having a deposition source to deposit a material on a substrate and having a flotation table to support the substrate on a fluidic cushion while the material is being deposited thereon, the transport system comprising:a first component to travel along a track according to electronic stimuli, the track extending in a first direction;
a second component conveyed by the first component, the second component to selectively engage the substrate so as to transport the substrate in the first direction;
at least one transducer coupling the first component and the second component, the at least one transducer to displace the second component and the substrate in a direction orthogonal to the first direction;
wherein the at least one transducer is to be driven so as to cause the substrate to travel along a straight line, notwithstanding that the track deviates from the straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,420,215

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING A FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A flexible printed circuit comprising a substrate layer portion and an electrically-conductive layer portion, the electrically-conductive layer portion being superimposed over the substrate layer portion;wherein the substrate layer portion has an opening formed therein and part of the electrically-conductive layer portion is positioned over the opening to form a detachable tab, the tab being for use in initiating separation of one portion of the flexible printed circuit from another portion of the flexible printed circuit, said another portion comprising at least one electric circuit, the at least one electric circuit comprising a plurality of electrically conductive traces,
wherein the electrically-conductive layer portion comprises a notch adjacent to and over the opening of the substrate layer portion, the notch connecting the tab to an adjacent part of the electrically-conductive layer portion, the notch providing a localized area of weakness in the electrically-conductive layer portion and being for use in initiating detachment of the tab from the adjacent part of the electrically-conductive layer portion, and
wherein the flexible printed circuit is configured such that said one portion is completely detachable from said another portion without damaging the at least one electric circuit by peeling the tab, said one portion comprising the tab.

US Pat. No. 10,420,204

WIRING BOARD HAVING ELECTRICAL ISOLATOR AND MOISTURE INHIBITING CAP INCORPORATED THEREIN AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

BRIDGE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. A method of making a wiring board having electrical isolator and moisture inhibiting cap incorporated therein, comprising steps of:attaching an electrical isolator and metal posts on a carrier film, wherein the electrical isolator has planar first and second sides in opposite first and second directions, respectively, and the metal posts each have planar first and second sides in the first and second directions, respectively;
depositing a plastic embedding compound that covers the electrical isolator, the metal posts and the carrier film and also completely surrounds and contacts sidewalls of the metal posts and sidewalls of the electrical isolator;
removing a portion of the plastic embedding compound to form a resin core that completely surrounds the sidewalls of the metal posts and the sidewalls of the electrical isolator and is substantially coplanar with the electrical isolator and the metal posts in the second direction, and detaching the carrier film therefrom;
forming conductive traces that includes contact pads and routing circuitries, wherein the contact pads laterally extend on the second side of the electrical isolator for connecting a semiconductor device, and the routing circuitries electrically connect the contact pads and metal posts from the second direction to provide signal transmission between the contact pads and the metal posts; and
forming moisture inhibiting caps that completely cover interfaces between the electrical isolator and the resin core and interfaces between the metal posts and the resin core from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,420,202

ACCELERATOR CONTROL DEVICE, ACCELERATOR CONTROL METHOD, AND PARTICLE BEAM THERAPY DEVICE

National Institutes for Q...

1. An accelerator control device comprising:a high-frequency power controller that supplies high frequency power for accelerating a charged particle beam to an accelerator; and
a timing controller that controls an operation timing of a blocker that blocks the charged particle beam emitted from the accelerator on the basis of a current value of the charged particle beam circulating in the accelerator.

US Pat. No. 10,420,199

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR TREATING AGRICULTURAL MATTER

Applied Quantum Energies,...

1. A treatment module comprising:an airtight cylindrical housing comprising an external wall and an internal chamber, the housing having a structural integrity to withstand a low-pressure environment;
an inlet for loading plant seeds into the chamber, wherein the inlet is sealable and distal to the chamber;
a port for creating a low-pressure environment substantially free of gas and introducing gas into the chamber;
a vacuum connected to the port, the vacuum being configured to remove gas from the chamber to a pressure between 0.001 and 10 torr;
a plasma generator, selected from the group consisting of an electrode pair, a coil, and electrode pair and coil, configured to create a plasma at the pressure from the gas introduced into the chamber;
a plurality of discs, disposed substantially linearly within the chamber, and;
an egress for unloading plant seeds from the chamber, wherein the egress is sealable and distal to the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,420,198

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generating apparatus, comprising:a chamber having a window through which a pulse laser beam enters;
a target supply unit configured to output at least one target toward a predetermined region in the chamber along a predetermined trajectory;
a target image capturing device configured to capture an image of the at least one target moving along the predetermined trajectory, the target image capturing device being configured to capture the image in a direction inclined relative to a direction perpendicular to the predetermined trajectory;
a first actuator configured to move a focused area focused by the target image capturing device; and
a controller configured to control the first actuator based on a signal from an external device, wherein
the target image capturing device includes an image conveying fiber, a transfer optical system configured to transfer an image of an object in the focused area to a first end of the image conveying fiber, and an image sensor configured to receive light outputted from a second end of the image conveying fiber, and
the first actuator moves a part of the image conveying fiber including the first end and the transfer optical system to move the focused area.

US Pat. No. 10,420,174

LOW-VOLTAGE FLUID HEATER

Cosmos Solar Pty Ltd, Ca...

1. A method of heating water, comprising:a. supplying a source of high voltage power of at least 100V;
b. transforming said high voltage to low voltage;
c. heating an electrically uninsulated immersion heating element with said low voltage thereby heating the water, wherein the electrically uninsulated heating element is formed from an about 80% nickel and 20% chrome alloy, wherein the low voltage ranges from about 22V to 28V; and
d. selecting between shore power, a generator or an alternator, and a battery, via a remote selector switch to power the uninsulated immersion heating element, wherein the remote selector switch automatically selects shore power when shore power is available.

US Pat. No. 10,420,170

PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION AND EVENT PREDICTION BASED ON CELL HEURISTICS

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a cloud coordination server, a mobile device handover request for a mobile device from a first coverage area to a second coverage area at a first location;
generating a prediction, based on previous handover data stored at the cloud coordination server, of whether a future handover will occur for the mobile device from the second coverage area to the first coverage area;
dividing the first coverage area into a plurality of observation grids, wherein a size of an observation grid is adjusted based on collected statistics;
determining, at the cloud coordination server, based on the prediction and the first coverage area, whether to perform a size adjustment of the first coverage area by increasing a transmit power level of a first base station covering the first coverage area;
sending, subsequent to the determining, a message from the cloud coordination server to the first base station to perform the size adjustment by increasing the transmit power level,
thereby reducing future handovers from the first coverage area to the second coverage area and back to the first coverage area;
generating a cumulative distribution function U based on measurements from a first user equipment (UE) and generating a cumulative distribution function V based on measurements from a second UE, wherein U and V are cumulative distribution functions that indicate whether, for a given first base station and a given second base station and a given time interval, a handoff was attempted between the given first base station and the given second base station;
recording successful handoffs, and calculating a probability function Z based on the successful handoffs that indicates whether, for the given first base station and the given second base station, a handoff will occur between the given first base station and the given second base station for a given UE; and
wherein generating the prediction is performed using U, V, and Z.

US Pat. No. 10,420,154

PROVIDING A SYSTEM INFORMATION BLOCK REQUEST AND RESPONSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication operable at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving network information from an access network, wherein the network information comprises synchronization information and network configuration information of the access network;
transmitting a chirp signal to the access network according to the network information, wherein the chirp signal is configured to facilitate the access network in determining one or more system information blocks utilized by the UE to attach to a serving cell, the chirp signal comprising at least one of a pilot signal, a reference signal, a UE identifier, a buffer status report, or a combination thereof;
receiving connection setup information from the access network, wherein the connection setup information comprises information for establishing a radio resource control (RRC) dedicated state connection with the serving cell, and wherein the connection setup information further comprises at least one of a cell identifier (ID) different from a cell ID of a current serving cell of the UE, a timing advance, a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI), an uplink (UL) assignment, a downlink (DL) assignment, or a combination thereof; and
receiving, after establishing the RRC dedicated state connection with the serving cell, the one or more system information blocks in a broadcast RRC message, the one or more system information blocks being scrambled with a serving cell identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,420,143

COLLISION AVOIDANCE SCHEME FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS OVER UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:transmitting a virtual RTS (V-RTS) signal in a licensed spectrum, addressed to a set of user equipments (UEs); and
transmitting a clear-to-send (CTS)-to-self signal in the unlicensed spectrum along with the transmission of the V-RTS signal in the licensed spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,420,142

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:circuitry configured to
perform wireless communication with a base station that forms a first wireless network;
generate a carrier sense result based on a level of a received carrier signal;
control transmission to a base station, of a threshold change request that requests a change to a signal detection threshold based on the generated carrier sense result; and
control the signal detection threshold so that another terminal device belonging to a second wireless network different from the first wireless network is outside a signal detection range, based on the generated carrier sense result and a response from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,420,133

BUFFER STATUS REPORTING IN SMALL CELL NETWORKS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication method wherein:a terminal transmits first and second data streams to a network; whereinthe first data stream is associated with both a first cell and a second cell of a plurality of cells serving the terminal, and the second data stream is associated with the second cell; andthe terminal transmits at least one signalling message including first information relating to data to be sent in the first data stream and/or second information relating to data to be sent in the second data stream to at least one of the first cell and the second cell based on predetermined rules corresponding to association between cells and data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,420,129

SCHEDULING AND FEEDBACK METHOD AND APPARATUS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal for transmitting and receiving a signal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, control information comprising scheduling information for a plurality of subframes;
transmitting, to the base station, data on a resource determined based on the control information; and
receiving, from the base station, feedback information indicating common feedback corresponding to the plurality of subframes for the data in a subframe and a new data indicator (NDI) in the subframe,
wherein the NDI is generated based on a number of re-transmissions by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,420,128

UPLINK DATA TRANSFER FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS WITH MIXED TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying two or more bearers for an uplink data transmission from a UE to a base station, each bearer having a bearer type;
associating one or more different transmission time interval (TTI) durations with each of the two or more bearers;
prioritizing each bearer of the two or more bearers based at least in part on the associated one or more TTI durations or the bearer type; and
transmitting the uplink data transmission during an uplink TTI based at least in part on the prioritization.

US Pat. No. 10,420,114

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL INTERFERENCE PROCESSING

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a measurement of quality of service for transmitting voice traffic for a first resource block in a plurality of resource blocks occurring in a radio frequency spectrum of a wireless communication system used by mobile communication devices, based upon detected signal interference in the first resource block;
determining, by the system, that the first resource block is not suitable for voice traffic during the signal interference of the first resource block, wherein the determining is made from a comparison of the measurement of quality of service to a desired measure of quality of service for voice traffic; and
responsive to a first determination, by the system, that non-voice traffic of mobile communication devices is available for assignment to the first resource block when the first resource block is not suitable for voice traffic during an occurrence of the signal interference of the first resource block, assigning, by the system, the non-voice traffic to the first resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,420,113

RESOURCE RECONFIGURATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A resource reconfiguration method, comprising:receiving, by a primary base station, a first message sent by a secondary base station after the secondary base station detects that a timing advance timer (TAT) maintained by a user equipment corresponding to the secondary base station times out, wherein the first message is for requesting to reconfigure, for the user equipment, a resource corresponding to the secondary base station, wherein the user equipment simultaneously communicates with the primary base station and the secondary base station, and wherein the first message comprises a first field carrying a reason for requesting reconfiguration;
receiving, by the primary base station, uplink resource configuration information sent by the secondary base station, wherein the uplink resource configuration information includes a second field carrying an uplink resource configured by the secondary base station for the user equipment, wherein the uplink resource configuration information further includes a sounding reference signal or a channel quality indicator; and
sending, by the primary base station, the uplink resource configuration information to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,419,943

OVERLAY OF MILLIMETER WAVE (MMWAVE) ON CITIZENS BROADBAND RADIO SERVICE (CBRS) FOR NEXT GENERATION FIXED WIRELESS (NGFW) DEPLOYMENT

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
facilitating provision of citizens broadband radio service network coverage via a citizens broadband radio service radio that utilizes backhaul resources of a macro access point device;
overlaying the citizens broadband radio service network coverage with millimeter wave network coverage that is generated via tiered millimeter wave radios that are configured in an integrated access and backhaul chain that utilize the backhaul resources, wherein a backhaul transmission between a first millimeter wave radio of the tiered millimeter wave radios and a second millimeter wave radio of the tiered millimeter wave radios is facilitated via a first antenna that is configured to have a first gain, wherein a non-backhaul transmission between the first millimeter wave radio and a served user equipment is facilitated via a second first antenna that is configured to have a second gain, and wherein the first gain is higher than the second gain; and
facilitating adaptive resource allocation for millimeter wave transmissions based on traffic demand information associated with the tiered millimeter wave radios.

US Pat. No. 10,419,421

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SECURELY CONSTRUCT A NETWORK FABRIC

Big Switch Networks, Inc....

1. A method comprising:receiving a request, by a switch, to set the switch into a provisioning mode where the switch does not enforce secure communications, wherein in the provisioning mode devices in a network are trusted and the devices communicate with each other without establishing cryptographic trust;
while the switch is in the provisioning mode:
establishing a connection from the switch to a provisioning controller;
sending a certificate signing request (CSR) from the switch to the provisioning controller; and
after sending the CSR to the provisioning controller, receiving by the switch, from the provisioning controller, a security certificate generated by a certificate authority; and
entering a lockdown mode, by the switch, after receiving the security certificate, the switch being in the lockdown mode secures communications utilizing the security certificate, wherein while in the lockdown mode control communications between the switch and other switches in the network are encrypted and certified by the certificate authority, wherein in the lockdown mode the switch demands that other switches exchange communications with the switch using encrypted messages, the operations of the method being executed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,418,712

FOLDED OPTICS MESH HOOP COLUMN DEPLOYABLE REFLECTOR SYSTEM

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A folded optics reflector system, comprising:a hoop assembly comprising a plurality of link members extending between a plurality of hinge members, the hoop assembly configured to expand between a collapsed configuration wherein the link members extend substantially parallel to one another and an expanded configuration wherein the link members define a circumferential hoop;
a collapsible mesh reflector surface secured to the hoop assembly such that when the hoop assembly is in the collapsed configuration, the reflector surface is collapsed within the hoop assembly and when the hoop assembly is in the expanded configuration, the reflector surface is expanded to a shape that is intended to concentrate RF energy in a desired pattern;
a mast assembly including an extendible boom, wherein the hoop assembly is secured by a plurality of cords relative to a top portion of the boom and to a bottom portion of the boom such that upon extension of the boom to a deployed condition, the hoop assembly is supported by the boom; and
a subreflector is disposed at the top portion of the boom.

US Pat. No. 10,417,747

ABERRANT PIXEL DETECTION AND CORRECTION

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A method, comprising:determining a value of an identified pixel of a plurality of pixels of an image from a detector;
determining a noise value based on the value of the identified pixel and the detector;
determining a range based on the noise value and the value of the identified pixel;
comparing the range and a value of at least one pixel of the pixels other than the identified pixel; and
adjusting the value of the identified pixel in response to the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,417,323

DYNAMIC ANNOTATION IN USER INFORMATION SYSTEM OF IR CAMERA

FLIR SYSTEMS AB, Taby (S...

1. An infrared (IR) camera for capturing IR images and associated annotations, the IR camera comprising:an IR imaging sensor configured to capture an IR image of a scene viewed by the IR imaging sensor; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the IR imaging sensor and configured to:
receive the captured IR image;
activate one or more annotation input functions in real time in response to a user command;
associate, with the captured IR image, one or more annotations entered via the one or more activated annotation input functions;
accumulate information relating to the captured IR image for subsequent capturing and annotation of IR images for a place or an object associated with the captured IR image, wherein the one or more annotation input functions are configured to provide preset, auto-filled, or suggested annotation values based on the accumulated information;
receive a subsequent IR image associated with the same place or the same object; and
provide, for annotation in the one or more annotation input functions, previously entered annotation values as the preset, auto-filled, or suggested annotation values associated with the captured IR image.

US Pat. No. 10,416,730

RECIPROCATING DRIVING DEVICE IN LOAD-TESTING AND SLIDING RAIL TESTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A reciprocating driving device comprising:a control unit;
a reversing unit communicating with the control unit; and
a driving unit connected to the reversing unit;
wherein the control unit outputs control signals to the reversing unit, and the reversing unit periodically reverses a driving direction of the driving unit according to the control signals; and
wherein the reciprocating driving device further comprises a dynamometer connected to the driving unit; the dynamometer communicates with the control unit; the dynamometer measures driving force of the driving unit and sends a quantitative value to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,415,943

POLYMER AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE HAVING A THREE-PIECE PRIMER INSERT

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising:a three piece primer insert comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer bottom surface, an upper primer aperture through the upper primer bottom surface, a groove positioned in the upper primer bottom surface around the upper primer aperture, wherein the groove is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding and a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from an upper primer top surface which is opposite the upper primer bottom surface; a middle primer insert portion comprising a middle aperture and an upper joint of the middle primer insert portion positioned in contact with the upper primer bottom surface and adjacent to the groove, wherein the middle aperture is smaller than the upper primer aperture; and a lower primer insert portion in contact with the middle primer insert portion comprising a lower primer bottom surface in contact with a lower joint of the middle primer insert portion and opposite a lower primer top surface, a primer recess in the lower primer top surface that extends toward the lower primer bottom surface and adapted to fit a primer, a lower aperture through the lower primer bottom surface, wherein the lower aperture is larger than the upper primer aperture;
a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body overmolding the three piece 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 groove to form a primer flash hole aperture; 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. 10,415,162

IMPACT RESISTANT, SHRINKABLE KNITTED TUBULAR SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members, comprising:an elongate, knitted wall having a circumferentially continuous, tubular outer periphery extending along a central axis between opposite open ends, said wall includes shrinkable yarn and non-shrinkable yarn, said shrinkable yarn providing the wall with an ability to be radially constricted from a first, diametrically enlarged state to a second, diametrically shrunken state, wherein said shrinkable yarn is knit providing a plurality of circumferentially extending shrinkable courses and said non-shrinkable yarn is knit providing a plurality of circumferentially extending non-shrinkable courses, said plurality of circumferentially extending shrinkable courses and said plurality of circumferentially extending non-shrinkable courses alternating with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,415,109

WORKPIECE FOR INDUCTION HARDENING

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A workpiece for an induction hardening, the workpiece comprising a first inclined surface, a second inclined surface, and a connecting surface connecting the first inclined surface and the second inclined surface on a side toward which the first inclined surface and the second inclined surface approach each other, wherein the connecting surface comprises a recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,414,348

ANTI-ROCKING BRACKET FOR VEHICLE PILLAR TRIM

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A vehicle pillar trim piece bracket, comprising:a panel interference fit receiver comprising an elongated positioning wall carrying a plurality of staggered fingers disposed to receive a panel or flange therebetween, wherein one or more of the plurality of staggered fingers include one or more tunable ribs disposed thereon and further wherein the panel interference fit receiver further comprises a fore-aft positioning rib disposed on a first end of the elongated positioning wall; and
a trim piece stand-off, comprising a neck and a head defining a pillar trim piece-supporting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,413,717

PAIN SENSORY NERVE STIMULATION APPARATUS

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A pain sensory nerve stimulation apparatus comprising:an electrode portion including:
a first electrode, a tip end of which is adapted to be inserted into a skin; and
at least one second electrode which is disposed in a circumference of the first electrode without being electrically conductive with the first electrode, and which is adapted to be in contact with a skin;
a pulse signal supplier, supplying a pulse signal in which an electrical polarity of the first electrode is set as an anode and an electrical polarity of the second electrode is set as a cathode; and
a stimulation intensity controller configured to deliver stimulation parameters to the first electrode and the second electrode which stimulate A? fibers and C fibers independently,
wherein the stimulation intensity controller is configured to deliver the stimulation parameters to the first electrode and the second electrode which stimulate the A? fibers and the C fibers independently when the first electrode is set as the anode and the second electrode is set as the cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,413,236

MEDICAL-IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical-image processing apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
extract a disease candidate region from a medical image;
divide the disease candidate region into an internal region and an external region, by performing erosion to the disease candidate region, the erosion being repeatedly performed so that a ratio between a size of the internal region and a size of the external region becomes a predetermined ratio;
extract a first feature vector of the internal region and a second feature vector of the external region;
generate a combining vector by combining the first feature vector and the second feature vector; and
estimate a disease state of the disease candidate region by using the combining vector,
wherein a number of elements of the combining vector is a total number of elements obtained by adding a number of elements of the first feature vector and a number of elements of the second feature vector wherein the processing circuitry is configured to: accept an estimation result in which a disease state of the disease candidate region is estimated; generate a classifier for a computer-aided diagnosis based on the combining vector and the estimation result; and estimate a disease state of a newly extracted disease candidate region by using the classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,420,270

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply device comprising:a loader being capable of accommodating a plurality of stick cases in a stacked state, each of the plurality of stick cases being capable of accommodating a plurality of electronic components;
a component supply position at which a mounting head is configured to unload one or more electronic components, wherein the mounting head unloads the one or more electronic components and mounts the one or more electronic components onto a substrate;
a component transporting path positioned between the loader and the component supply position, wherein the one or more electronic components are transported along the component transporting path from one of the plurality of stick cases to the component supply position;
a component detector disposed on the component transporting path, wherein the component detector is configured to detect the one or more electronic components as the one or more electronic components are moved along the component transporting path;
a component number measurer configured to count a number of electronic components detected by the component detector; and
a determiner configured to determine a change of stick case by comparing the number of electronic components counted by the component number measurer with a number of electronic components unloaded from the component supply position.