US Pat. No. 10,425,969

MECHANISMS FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN A NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for performing random access in a network, the method being performed by a terminal device, the method comprising:receiving a Synchronization Signal Block (SSB) at a first time instant, the SSB having a time index denoting a timewise position of the SSB within a burst of successively transmitted SSBs and having an SSB length defined by a downlink symbol length that differs from an uplink symbol length indicated in system information included in or transmitted in association with the SSB, wherein the time index is an integer value;
computing a distance from the first time instant by multiplying a selected length by the value of the time index, the selected length being the uplink symbol length when the uplink symbol length exceeds the SSB length and otherwise being the SSB length, wherein the uplink symbol length and the SSB length are equal, or one is an integer multiple of the other;
determining a transmission time as a function of the computed distance; and
transmitting a random access preamble at the determined transmission time.

US Pat. No. 10,426,014

DATA GENERATION METHOD, DATA REPRODUCTION METHOD, DATA GENERATION DEVICE AND DATA REPRODUCTION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A data generation device comprising:a generating circuit configured to generate video data according to an Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standard and a second opto-electrical transfer function (OETF), an intensity of light within a second range being input into the second OETF; and
a storage to store:
video usability information (VUI) including a first value indicating a first OETF; and
supplemental enhancement information (SEI) including a second value indicating the second OETF, wherein
the first OETF supports a first range of an input intensity of light and the second range is wider than the first range, and
the first value is to be referred to by a decoding device that does not support the second OETF.

US Pat. No. 10,425,987

REGISTRATION METHOD, SESSION ESTABLISHMENT METHOD, TERMINAL, AND AMF ENTITY

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A session establishment method, comprising:receiving, by an access and mobility management function (AMF) entity, a first message from a terminal, the first message comprising, first network slice selection information, second network slice selection information, and information for requesting to establish a protocol data unit (PDU) session;
determining, by the AMF entity, a session management control function (SMF) entity in a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN) based on the first network slice selection information and an SMF entity in a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) based on the second network slice selection information; and
sending, by the AMF entity, a second message to the terminal, the second message comprising PDU session establishment accept information.

US Pat. No. 10,426,062

HIGH PRESSURE, ENERGY EFFICIENT DATA CENTER

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A system to improve heat transfer for a data center, comprising:a hermetically sealed container having sides defining an interior portion that is able to hold gas at high pressure that is at least substantially 2 times standard pressure;
a data center computer server located within the interior portion; and
a management system configured to sense a purity of the pressurized gas within the interior portion and adjust a composition of the pressurized gas within the interior portion based on the sensed purity,
wherein at least one side of the container includes a hermetically sealed electrical and/or optical feed-through providing an ability to connect the computer server to an element outside of the interior portion.

US Pat. No. 10,425,961

NON-ORTHOGONAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A non-orthogonal transmission method of a terminal in a communication system, the non-orthogonal transmission method comprising:generating data based on a signature used to identify the terminal among a plurality of terminals belonging to the communication system;
generating an uplink signal including the data and a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS); and
transmitting the uplink signal to a base station without an uplink grant;
wherein the signature is a cell-radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) configured by the base station, and
the data is interleaved using sequences configured based on the C-RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,423,683

PERSONALIZED CONTENT SUGGESTIONS IN COMPUTER NETWORKS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for providing personalized content suggestions in a computer system accessible to multiple members via a computer network, the method comprising:receiving, via the computer network, an input representing an indication to perform a search for content items from a member, the content items individually including a document or a website;
in response to receiving the indication, with the computer system,
generating a list of content items uniquely corresponding to the member by querying, according to a first level of indirectness, an interaction graph having (i) multiple interconnected nodes each representing one of the members or a content item and (ii) a plurality of interaction indicators individually between pairs of the nodes, wherein at least one of the content item in the generated list corresponds to a node that is indirectly connected to another node representing the member via at least one other node in the interaction graph, and wherein the at least one of the content item having the first level of indirectness relative to the another node representing the member;
determining whether a number of the content items in the generated list is below a preset threshold;
in response to determining that the number of the content items in the generated list is below the preset threshold, regenerating the list of content items by querying the interaction graph according to a second level of indirectness higher than the first level of indirectness;
presenting at least some of the content items in the regenerated list to the member via the computer network; and
transmitting, via the computer network, one of the content items in the regenerated list to the member upon a user selection of the content item in the presented at least some of the content items in the regenerated list.

US Pat. No. 10,426,028

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH INSULATED METAL SUBSTRATE MADE OF STEEL

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A power electronic device, comprisingan Insulated Metal Substrate Printed Circuit Board (IMS PCB)
a power semiconductor device package comprising a lead frame, a semiconductor die, and an electrically insulating housing;
the lead frame having a rigid configuration and being made of a lead frame material having a first thermal expansion coefficient,
wherein the semiconductor die is enclosed within the housing;
wherein the semiconductor die comprises a first terminal;
wherein the lead frame comprises a contact with a first end that is enclosed within the housing and a second end that is exposed from the housing,
wherein the contact is electrically connected to the first terminal, and
wherein the semiconductor device package is mounted on top of the IMS PCB with the second end of the contact directly facing and electrically contacting the IMS PCB,
wherein the IMS PCB comprises an insulated metal substrate made of a substrate material having a second thermal expansion coefficient within a range of 60% to 140% of the first thermal expansion coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,426,017

CONTROLLING GROUPS OF ELECTRICAL LOADS VIA MULTICAST AND/OR UNICAST MESSAGES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. An input device for controlling a lighting load, the input device comprising:a user interface responsive to user interface events;
a communication circuit configured to communicate digital messages; and
a control circuit configured to:
detect a user interface event at the user interface;
determine, based on the user interface event, a message transmission configuration, wherein the message transmission configuration includes a message selected from a group comprising a unicast message and a multicast message, wherein the message transmission configuration comprises the multicast message when the user interface event is determined to be a first event configured to cause an intensity change at the lighting load and a number of multicast messages transmitted within a predefined period of time is within a predefined threshold, and wherein the message transmission configuration comprises the unicast message when the user interface event is determined to be a second event that is configured to cause a smaller intensity change at the lighting load than the first event; and
transmit, via the communication circuit, a digital message configured to control the lighting load using the message transmission configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,425,963

COMMUNICATING INFORMATION INDICATING SUPPORT FOR A PLURALITY OF COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVELS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:in a base station,
transmitting to a mobile device, information indicating support of a plurality of coverage enhancement levels for the mobile device, wherein a coverage enhancement level provides signal strength information and each coverage enhancement level corresponds to a different physical random access channel for the mobile device; and
receiving from the mobile device, a preamble signal using a physical random access channel corresponding to a coverage enhancement level selected, by the mobile device, from the plurality of coverage enhancement levels,
wherein the physical random access channel corresponding to the selected coverage enhancement level is an extended physical random access channel overlapping a physical random access channel.

US Pat. No. 10,425,895

POWER-SAVE SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF BLUETOOTH LONG RANGE PACKETS

Redpine Signals, Inc., S...

1. A preamble detect controller operative to apply and remove power to an RF front end generating baseband samples from a wireless packets, the wireless packet having a preamble interval Tpre, the RF front end generating digitized samples of baseband RF values from received wireless packets;the preamble detect controller having a preamble processor coupled to the digitized samples, the preamble processor performing a cross correlation of the digitized samples with a fixed preamble to form an accumulated correlation result;
the preamble detect controller operative to cyclically apply power to the RF front end during a T1 interval and remove power during a subsequent T2 interval, where the T1 interval is at least a preamble symbol in duration and the T2 interval is an entire Bluetooth preamble interval less two times T1, the T2 interval of a previous cycle followed by a T1 interval of a subsequent cycle;
the preamble detect controller removing power to the RF front end prior to the end of the T1 interval if the accumulated correlation result is not greater than an initial threshold;
the preamble detect controller maintaining power to the RF front end following a T1 interval if the accumulated correlation result exceeds the initial threshold;
the preamble detect controller, upon each preamble symbol interval where an accumulated correlation result exceeds an associated threshold, maintaining power to the RF front end and continuing to accumulate correlation results for each subsequent preamble symbol;
the preamble detect controller asserting preamble detect after at least two said subsequent preamble symbol accumulated correlation results exceeding an associated correlation threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,425,894

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER FROM A BATTERY TO A MEDICAL DEVICE

STRYKER CORPORATION, Kal...

1. A system comprising:a medical device comprising a first wireless communication device; and
a battery removably coupleable to the medical device, the battery comprising:
a cell for storing an electrical charge;
a housing;
a first contact;
a second contact in selective communication with the cell, wherein the second contact is inactive when the battery is not in proximity to the medical device;
a sensor disposed within the housing and being configured to generate a proximity signal in response to the medical device and the battery being within a proximity of one another;
a second wireless communication device; and
a battery controller configured to:
receive the proximity signal; and
cause the second contact to be activated in response to receiving the proximity signal, such that when the medical device is coupled to the battery and the second contact is activated, the first wireless communication device transmits an authentication signal to the second wireless communication device to enable authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,420,843

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATING TO SALTS OF SPECIALIZED PRO-RESOLVING MEDIATORS

Thetis Pharmaceuticals LL...

1. A compound of Formula IV which contains a scaffold of two amino acid moieties coordinated around a divalent metal and one or two SPM molecules A, B, ionically bound to at least one basic function provided by the scaffold:
wherein
M is a divalent metal selected from magnesium (Mg2+) and calcium (Ca2+),
A and B are each independently an SPM molecule selected from an E series resolvin, a D series resolvin, and their aspirin-triggered counterparts,
A and B may be the same or different,
either A or B, but not both, may be absent,
R1 and R2 are each independently —(CH2)3—Y1, and —(CH2)4—Y2,
where Y1 and Y2 are each a basic function selected from a positively charged primary amine, a positively charged secondary amine, a positively charged tertiary amine, and a positively charged guanidine,
X1 and X2 are each independently H or CO—Z and Z is a peptide comprising 1 to 5 amino acids.

US Pat. No. 10,426,018

EDITING OF ILLUMINATION AND NON-ILLUMINATION CONTENT

Telelumen, LLC, Saratoga...

1. An editing system comprising:an input device configured to receive a plurality of input tracks including one or more first input tracks representing electromagnetic emissions and one or more second input tracks representing information other than electromagnetic emissions; and
electronics configured to generate a plurality of output tracks from the first input tracks and the second input tracks, the plurality of output tracks including one or more first output tracks and one or more second output tracks,
the first output tracks representing time-varying spectral content of illumination to be reproduced by a lighting system that lights an environment,
the second output tracks representing a presentation other than illumination, and
the first and second output tracks being synchronized for simultaneous playing of the illumination and the presentation.

US Pat. No. 10,425,934

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALING TRANSMISSION LAYERS FOR SINGLE USER AND MULTI USER MIMO

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A network element of a multiple input multiple output ‘MIMO’ system, comprising:a processor; and
a communications subsystem,wherein the processor and the communications subsystem cooperate to execute instructions that cause transmission of downlink control information ‘DCI’ that contains information regarding a number of transport blocks to be utilized by a user equipment ‘UE’ and an index value,thereby, indicating to the UE a layer combination or associated combination of dedicated reference ports based on the number of transport blocks and the index value, the layer combination comprising an identity of each layer within the layer combination,
wherein indicating to the UE a layer combination or associated combination of dedicated reference ports comprises:
indicating a selection table based on the number of transport blocks, and
indicating an entry from the selection table based on the index value.

US Pat. No. 10,425,912

CHARACTERIZING MOVEMENT BEHAVIORS OF WIRELESS NODES IN A NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device, location estimates for a wireless node in a network, each location estimate having an associated timestamp;
applying, by the device, hierarchical clustering to the received location estimates and their associated timestamps, to identify locations and points in time in which the wireless node was stationary, wherein the locations in which the wireless node was stationary are associated with labeled zones within a building;
performing, by the device, sequence modeling on the identified locations and points in time in which the wireless node was stationary, to form a sequence of locations and associated time periods in which the wireless node was stationary;
associating, by the device, the wireless node with a behavioral profile based on the sequence of locations and associated time periods in which the wireless node;
generating, by the device and based in part on the behavioral profile for the wireless node, a predictive model that predicts a location of the wireless node at a particular point in time, wherein the predictive model is embedded on a processor; and
initiating, by the device, an adjustment to an estimated transmit power used to compute the location estimates for the wireless node, based on the behavioral profile of the wireless node.

US Pat. No. 10,426,010

LED DRIVER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A circuit, comprising:a first flip flop having a first output and first and second control inputs, the first output adapted to be coupled to the first switch in parallel with a light emitting diode (LED), and the first flip flop configured to generate a first control signal at the first output responsive to a second control signal at the second control input;
an edge detect circuit having a second output and a detect input, the detect input coupled to the first output, and the edge detect circuit configured to generate a third control signal at the second output responsive to the first control signal; and
a second flip flop having a third output and third and fourth control inputs, the third control input coupled to the second output, the third output adapted to be coupled via a second switch and an inductor to the first switch in parallel with the LED, and the second flip flop configured to generate a fourth control signal at the third output responsive to the third control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,425,962

PUCCH DESIGN WITH FLEXIBLE SYMBOL CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting first uplink information from a subordinate entity to a scheduling entity in a long burst portion of at least one slot in a plurality of slots; and
transmitting second uplink information from the subordinate entity to the scheduling entity in a long burst portion, a short burst portion or a combination of long burst and short burst portions of at least two slots in the plurality of slots, and wherein in a first mode transmitting the second uplink information comprises:
transmitting a first portion of the second uplink information in a first slot using first resource blocks; and
transmitting a second portion of the second uplink information in a long burst portion provided in a second slot using second resource blocks that are different from the first resource blocks, wherein the first resource blocks and the second resource blocks define different sets of subcarriers used for transmitting information.

US Pat. No. 10,426,053

SOFTWARE-CONFIGURABLE MULTI-FUNCTION RF MODULE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A system, comprising:a first radio frequency cell;
a second radio frequency cell;
a third radio frequency cell; and
a fourth radio frequency cell;
one of the radio frequency cells comprising:
an input switch;
an output switch;
a first element, the first element being a member of a first functional group;
a second element, the second element being a member of a second functional group; and
a third element, the third element being a member of a third functional group,
the input switch and the output switch of each of the radio frequency cells being configured, depending on their respective settings, to cause a radio frequency signal path from an input of the radio frequency cell to an output of the radio frequency cell to include one of the first element, the second element, and the third element,
each of the first functional group, the second functional group, and the third functional group, being a different group selected from the set consisting of: filters, amplifiers, mixers, frequency multipliers, attenuators, and through paths,
the input switch comprising a switch with at least three throws, and
the output switch comprising a switch with at least three throws,
the first radio frequency cell, the second radio frequency cell, the third radio frequency cell, and the fourth radio frequency cell being connected in a cascade,
wherein:
the first element of the first radio frequency cell is a bandpass filter,
the second element of the first radio frequency cell is an attenuator,
the third element of the first radio frequency cell is a through path, and
the first radio frequency cell further comprises:
a fourth element, the fourth element being an amplifier; and
a fifth element, the fifth element being a mixer, and
the input switch and the output switch of the first radio frequency cell are further configured, depending on their respective settings, to cause the radio frequency signal path from the input of the radio frequency cell to the output of the radio frequency cell to include one of the fourth element, and the fifth element,
the system further comprising:
a field programmable gate array connected to, and configured to control, the input switch and the output switch of each of the radio frequency cells; and
one or more power detectors each connected to:
a respective output of one or more of the radio frequency cells, and
the field programmable gate array,
wherein the field programmable gate array is configured to detect failure of an element of the radio frequency cells, and, in response to detecting a failed element, to control the input switch and the output switch of the radio frequency cell including the failed element to cause the radio frequency signal path from the input of the radio frequency cell to the output of the radio frequency cell to bypass the failed element.

US Pat. No. 10,426,039

METHOD FOR STENCIL PRINTING DURING MANUFACTURE OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A method for stencil printing during manufacture of a multilayer printed circuit board, comprising:positioning a first stencil having a circuit diagram onto a circuit board, wherein the first stencil comprises a silkscreen, a steel disc, and a frame, the silkscreen is pasted on the steel disc, the frame fastens the silkscreen and the steel disc,
applying conductive inks onto the first stencil through meshes of the silkscreen and trepanned holes of the steel disc using a scraper, thereby forming the circuit diagram on the circuit board;
applying solder materials on a second stencil disposed on the circuit board using the scraper, thereby forming a solder mask layer on the circuit board;
applying inks on a third stencil disposed on the circuit board using the scraper, thereby forming words and marks on the circuit board; and
applying solder paste on a fourth stencil disposed on the circuit board using the scraper, thereby forming a solder paste layer on the circuit board;
after applications of the first stencil, the second stencil, the third stencil, and the fourth stencil, compressing two of the circuit board to form the multilayer printed circuit board;
trepanning holes on the multilayer printed circuit board; and
applying conductive paste on a fifth stencil disposed on the multilayer printed circuit board using the scraper, thereby forming a conductor layer in each via hole on the multilayer printed circuit board, wherein each of the first stencil, the second stencil, the third stencil, the fourth stencil, and the fifth stencils are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,426,023

SYSTEMATIC COUPLING BALANCE SCHEME TO ENHANCE AMPLITUDE AND PHASE MATCHING FOR LONG-TRAVELING MULTI-PHASE SIGNALS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A system that implements a coupling balance scheme for differential signals, comprising:a set of 2N signal lines carrying N differential signal pairs, wherein signal lines in the set of 2N signal lines run parallel to each other in a planar layout;
wherein the set of 2N signal lines is organized into a set of consecutive sequences, wherein each sequence includes a pattern of twists that switch signal positions for each differential pair to cancel coupling effects with respect to other signal lines; and
wherein the set of 2N signal lines contains four adjacent signal lines, including a first signal line, a second signal line, a third signal line and a fourth signal line, which carry differential signals D1P, D1N, D2P and D2N, respectively, wherein within a given sequence, a pattern of twists is defined so that:
at a first location, the first and second signal lines twist,
at a second location, the first and second signal lines twist, and the third and fourth signal lines twist,
at a third location, the first and second signal lines twist,
at a fourth location, the third and fourth signal lines twist,
at a fifth location, the first and second signal lines twist, and the third and fourth signal lines twist, and
at a sixth location, the third and fourth signal lines twist.

US Pat. No. 10,426,001

PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTRATE AT MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A processing system for electromagnetic (EM) wave treatment of a substrate, comprising:a process chamber configured to define a process space to house a substrate for exposure of a surface of the substrate to a travelling EM wave, the process chamber having an input port and an output port;
a substrate holder positioned in the process space configured to hold a substrate and directly expose the substrate to the process space;
an EM wave launcher system coupled to the input port and including an EM wave transmission antenna and a transmission waveguide and being configured to launch the travelling EM wave from the transmission waveguide directly into the input port of the process chamber and directly into the process space for the travelling EM wave to directly engage the substrate on the substrate holder and propagate in a direction substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate, wherein the transmission antenna includes an output end coupled to the transmission waveguide and the transmission waveguide is coupled directly to the input port of the process chamber;
a power coupling system configured to supply EM energy to the EM wave transmission antenna to generate the travelling EM wave at a prescribed output power and in a prescribed EM wave mode during treatment of the substrate, wherein the power coupling system is coupled to an input end of the transmission antenna; and
an EM wave absorbing load system coupled to the output port and including an EM wave receiving antenna, an EM wave absorbing load and a receiving waveguide, wherein the EM wave receiving antenna includes an input end that is coupled to the receiving waveguide and the receiving waveguide is coupled directly to the output port of the process chamber;
the EM wave absorbing load system being configured to:
substantially absorb all of the travelling EM wave launched by the EM wave launcher system after propagation through the process chamber and propagation directly into the receiving waveguide so the EM wave is absorbed by the EM wave absorbing load for effectively removing the EM wave from the process chamber; and
minimize the reflections of the travelling EM wave back into the process chamber due to the substantial absorption of the travelling EM wave by the EM wave absorbing load.

US Pat. No. 10,425,994

GLASS CERAMIC COOKING PLATE WITH LOCALLY INCREASED TRANSMISSION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A GLASS CERAMIC COOKING PLATE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A volume-colored monolithic glass ceramic cooking plate, comprising:a first zone made of a common starting material as a second, adjacent zone, the first zone having a volume coloration of the volume-colored monolithic glass ceramic cooking plate that differs from a volume coloration of the second, adjacent zone due to the first zone being locally heated as compared to the second, adjacent zone so that an absorption coefficient of the first zone is lower than the absorption coefficient of the second, adjacent zone and so that integral light transmission in the visible spectral range is greater in the first zone than integral light transmission of the second, adjacent zone,
wherein light scattering in the first zone differs from light scattering in the second zone by not more than 20 percentage points, and
wherein the first zone is a window which is surrounded along at least three edges thereof or along at least 50% of its periphery by adjacent non-brightened second zones.

US Pat. No. 10,425,977

WI-FI CONNECTION METHOD AND WI-FI CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR MOBILE TERMINAL

SHANGHAI LIANSHANG NETWOR...

1. A wi-fi connection method for a mobile terminal, comprising: S1: obtaining wi-fi hotspots near the mobile terminal; S2: obtaining a data list and location information of the wi-fi hotspots; S3: sending the data list and the location information to a server; S4: analyzing, via the server, the data list and the location information to obtain password information of an available wi-fi hotspot, and sending the password information of the available wi-fi hotspot to the mobile terminal; and S5: connecting, at the mobile terminal, the available wi-fi hotspot based on the password information.

US Pat. No. 10,425,947

PEER-TO-PEER SHARING OF NETWORK RESOURCES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a first mobile device, a second mobile device losing connectivity to a second network or a communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below a threshold value, the second mobile device assigned a role of sharing broker that brokers sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices via the second network, the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices participating in a sharing group; and
responsive to determining the second mobile device losing connectivity to the second network or the communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below the threshold value, and further responsive to the first mobile device being selected based on votes of users of the plurality of other mobile devices participating in the sharing group, activating, using a processor, on the first mobile device the role of sharing broker that brokers the sharing of the network resources of at least the first network among the plurality of other mobile devices via the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,425,921

METHOD OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of uplink control information (UCI) transmission for a user equipment in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) configuration comprising a first maximum payload size and a first PUCCH format;
ranking channel status information (CSI) reports in a first CSI set corresponding to a first group of serving cells according to at least one of reporting types, CSI process identifiers (ID), serving cell indexes, and CSI subframe sets, wherein the first CSI set comprises the first CSI subset to be transmitted at a time instant and a third CSI subset to be dropped, and at least one priority of at least one CSI report in the third CSI subset is lower than at least one priority of at least one CSI report in the first CSI subset; and
transmitting the first CSI subset comprising a number of CSI reports for the first group of serving cells on a first PUCCH with the first PUCCH format to a network node.

US Pat. No. 10,426,070

METHOD OF MOUNTING COMPONENT ON TO SUBSTRATE IN COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE AND COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A method for assembling a component on a board in a component assembly apparatus, which is provided with a component transfer device that includes at least two holding claws, which grip a component, opening and closing control of which is performed by a driving device, and that assembles the component by gripping the component using the holding claws and moving the component to an assembly position of the board, which is positioned in a stop position, the method comprising:a transfer pressing step that assembles a portion of the component that corresponds to a target gripping location of the component on the board by applying a pressing force toward a board side after moving the component above the assembly position in a state in which the target gripping location of the component is gripped by the holding claws; and
a pressing step that opens the holding claws to release gripping of the component, that moves each of the holding claws to respective portions of the component that correspond to pressing force positions which are predetermined positions that differ from positions at which the target gripping location is gripped after the transfer pressing step, and that assembles the portions of the component that respectively correspond to the pressing force positions of each holding claw on the board by applying a pressing force to the component toward the board side using each holding claw.

US Pat. No. 10,426,063

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

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

1. A computer implemented method for cooling an information handling system (IHS), the method comprising:detecting, via a thermal control system, at least one pressure reading, at least one temperature reading, and at least one current cooling device setting for at least one active cooling device in each of at least two cooling zones of the IHS, the at least one pressure reading including an internal pressure reading within the IHS;
retrieving, from a non-volatile (NV) memory, at least one pressure set point corresponding to a first cooling zone in which a pressure sensor provides a pressure reading of the at least one pressure reading;
calculating at least one pressure error value based on the pressure reading and the corresponding pressure set point;
retrieving, from the non-volatile (NV) memory, at least one temperature set point corresponding to the first cooling zone in which a temperature sensor provides a temperature reading of the at least one temperature reading;
calculating at least one temperature error value based on the temperature reading and the corresponding temperature set point;
calculating, using a fan control algorithm, at least one new cooling device setting based on both the at least one pressure reading within the IHS and the at least one temperature reading, wherein said calculating the new cooling device setting is performed based on the calculated at least one pressure error value and the calculated at least one temperature error value, the at least one cooling device comprising one or more fans that are positioned to cool one or more components of the IHS during operation of the IHS and which are communicatively coupled to and controlled by a cooling controller to cool the IHS, the new cooling device setting comprising fan speeds of each of the one or more fans;
determining if the at least one new cooling device setting associated with one or more cooling devices of the IHS is different from a current cooling device setting of the one or more cooling devices, the current cooling device setting received from the cooling device and stored in the NV memory and comprising current fan speeds of each respective cooling device; and
in response to at least one of the new cooling device setting being different from the current cooling device setting for a corresponding cooling device, triggering one or more corresponding cooling devices in the first cooling zone within the IHS to adjust its current cooling device setting to the new cooling device setting corresponding to the respective cooling device that is affected within the corresponding first cooling zone.

US Pat. No. 10,425,905

COMMUNICATION OF WIRELESS SIGNALS THROUGH PHYSICAL BARRIERS

Pivotal Commware, Inc., ...

14. An apparatus for communicating RF wireless signals with a remote wireless base station and customer premises equipment (CPE), comprising:one or more external antennas;
one or more internal antennas;
one or more amplifiers; and
processing circuitry that is arranged to perform actions, including:
configuring the one or more external antennas to communicate RF wireless signals with the remote wireless base station, wherein the configuration includes one or more of a direction or a shape of a waveform provided by the one or more external antennas for communicating the RF wireless signals with the remote wireless base station;
employing the one or more amplifiers to provide a separately selectable gain to an upload RF wireless signal and provide another separately selectable gain to a download RF wireless signal, wherein the upload RF wireless signal is communicated to the remote wireless base station and the one or more internal antennas are employed to communicate the download RF wireless signal with the other separate gain to the CPE;
adjusting a scan impedance of the one or more external antennas to improve communication by the one or more external antennas of the upload and download RF wireless signals through a barrier; and
in response to a value of a power of the upload RF wireless signal meeting a threshold, determining that the CPE is in communication with an authorized RF wireless base station, wherein the gain and the other gain are separately adjusted to improve communication of the upload and download RF wireless signals between the CPE and the authorized remote wireless base station.

US Pat. No. 10,426,066

ELECTRICAL MEMBER WITH AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING, METHOD OF PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL MEMBER WITH AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. An electrical member, comprising:a housing formed of an insulative material and having a first component of a first material and a second component of a second material, the first component has an activatable material; and
an electromagnetic shielding formed at least in sections by an electrically conductive coating disposed directly on an exterior surface of the housing, the first component is at least partially coated with the electrically conductive coating and the second component is uncoated, the electrically conductive coating is coated on a portion of the activatable material that is activated and a portion of the activatable material that is not activated is uncoated.

US Pat. No. 10,426,061

COMPUTER SERVER HEAT REGULATION UTILIZING INTEGRATED PRECISION AIR FLOW

DHK Storage, LLC, Sterli...

1. A server rack stand portion comprising:vertical support posts, having a post height, and wherein said posts include a substantially-sealed interior cavity and a surface defining an airflow inlet passage, and an airflow outlet passage;
an airflow conduit in fluid communication with said airflow inlet passage; and
at least one lateral support member, adapted to horizontally releasably affix to a server computer to support said server computer upon said vertical posts, having: (i) a member body defining at least one internal lateral body channel, throughout a girth of said body adapted to permit lateral fluid flow through said member from said airflow outlet passage, and (ii) an obstructer, adapted to selectively impede fluid flow within said channel in a closed configuration and permit fluid flow within said channel in an open configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,426,015

DEVICE WITH A PLURALITY OF MICRO LASER THROUGH HOLES

RAKUTEN KOBO, INC., Toro...

1. An electronic reading device, comprising:a back cover;
process control circuitry; and
a display integrated into a front of the electronic reading device, the display being outlined by a non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device, wherein
a predetermined section of the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device includes a plurality of micro laser through holes, the plurality of micro laser through holes configured to
integrate with the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device by maintaining a predetermined level of visual consistency of the non-touch sensitive portion, and
provide an area through which light is visible in response to one or more interactions with the electronic reading device,
a mid-frame is provided between the back cover and the display in a peripheral part of the electronic reading device,
the predetermined section where the plurality of micro laser through holes are provided is located in an area where the mid-frame is provided in a plan view of the electronic reading device, and
the electronic reading device includes a reverse draft structure such that a back of the electronic reading device is wider than the front of the electronic reading device where the display is integrated, and that at least one side of the electronic reading device provided between the front and the back of the electronic reading device is tilted relative to an axis perpendicular to the front and the back of the electronic reading device such that one end of the axis closer to the front of the electronic reading device is tilted toward the electronic reading device while the other end of the axis closer to the back of the electronic reading device is tilted away from the electronic reading device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,003

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAZING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a tube having two ends;
two end caps respectively at the ends of the tube, each of the end caps comprising:
a lateral wall substantially coaxial with the tube;
an end wall substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the lateral wall; and
at least one opening penetrating through the end wall, wherein an axial direction of the at least one opening is substantially parallel with an axial direction of the lateral wall;
a power supply in one or both of the end caps;
an LED light strip in the tube; and
a plurality of LED light sources on the LED light strip, the LED light sources electrically connected to the power supply via the LED light strip;
wherein an end wall radius “r” is defined as the shortest distance between the center of the end wall and the periphery of the end wall, a distance “L” is defined as the shortest distance between the center of the end wall and the opening in the radial direction of the end cap, and the distance “L” is a ratio from 2/5 to 4/5 of the end wall radius “r”.

US Pat. No. 10,425,979

METHOD, APPARATUS, CELLULAR NETWORK BASE STATION AND COMPUTER PROGRAM TO ENABLE REMOTE MAINTENANCE

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus including:at least one processor configured to:
detect a failure with a first cellular network base station;
request, from a location server, a set of mobile communication devices being able to communicate with the first cellular network base station and one or more cellular network base stations being adjacent to the first cellular network base station;
select a mobile communication device from the set; and
establish an out of band communication channel with the first cellular network base station via a second cellular network base station being adjacent to the first cellular network base station and the mobile communication device, to enable remote maintenance of the first cellular network base via the established out of band communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,425,957

METHOD FOR MULTI-USER SCHEDULING IN MIMO SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for multi-user scheduling in a MIMO system, the method comprising:receiving, by a base station, precoding matrix indicators (PMIs), and channel quality indicators (CQIs) of first codewords and second codewords, wherein the PMIs and the CQIs are fed back by N user equipments (UEs), and wherein N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 1;
dividing, by the base station, the N UEs into M pairing groups according to the PMIs fed back by the N UEs, wherein the PMIs of all UEs in the same pairing group are the same, and M is a positive integer greater than or equal to 1;
for each pairing group, computing, by the base station, a scheduling priority of a first codeword of each UE in each pairing group according to the CQIs of the first codewords of all UEs in each pairing group, and computing a scheduling priority of a second codeword of each UE in each pairing group according to the CQIs of the second codewords of all the UEs in the pairing group;
determining, by the base station, a user pairing combination of each pairing group according to scheduling priorities of the first codewords of all the UEs in each pairing group and scheduling priorities of the second codewords of all the UEs in each pairing group, wherein the user pairing combination comprises two UEs;
determining, by the base station, an optimal user pairing combination according to the scheduling priorities of the first codewords of UEs in M user pairing combinations of the M pairing groups and the scheduling priorities of the second codewords of the UEs in the M user pairing combinations of the M pairing groups, wherein two UEs in the optimal user pairing combination are different; and
scheduling, by the base station, the two UEs in the optimal user pairing combination simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,425,954

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION LINK PREDICTION IN DISTRIBUTED ROBOTIC NETWORKS

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A method for establishing communication in a distributed robotic network, said method comprising:transmitting a beacon signal by a robot from a plurality of robots in the distributed robotic network, wherein the distributed robotic network comprises a cloud network, a plurality of fog nodes, and the plurality of robots, wherein the distributed robotic network is dynamic in nature and the plurality of robots move around and change their location, and each fog node is configured to communicate with the plurality of robots in its own transmission range forming a cluster of robots, wherein forming the cluster is dynamic as the plurality of robots are mobile thereby moving in or out of the transmission range of the fog node, wherein the fog node is a static node deployed in an area intended to establish communication between the plurality of robots and the cloud network;
collecting a response to the beacon signal, from at least one node of the distributed robotic network, by the robot, wherein the at least one node is a fog node or a robot;
dynamically determining a link quality with the at least one node from which the response was collected, by the robot, wherein the link quality is measured in terms of a Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) with the at least one node, and wherein using the RSSI, signal power received by a robot ‘j’ transmitted by a robot ‘i’ is measured as:

 where P0 is received power (in dBm) at a reference distance d0 from a fog node or a robot within the cluster, np is the path loss exponent, wherein Path length Di,jc among robots i and j for communication range is given as:

selecting the at least one node if the at least one node satisfies at least one requirement in terms of link quality, based on the determined link quality of the at least one node, by the robot;
establishing communication with the selected at least one node, by the robot; and
establishing data transmission with the cloud network of the distributed robotic network, through the selected at least one node, by the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,425,908

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING SPONTANEOUS LOCATION DETERMINATION IN A SCHEDULED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A wireless communication access point device comprising:a microprocessor;
a non-transitory storage media having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, responsive to execution by the microprocessor, cause the microprocessor to:
assign a scheduled automatic power save delivery (S-APSD) communication period to a second wireless communication device in which the second wireless communication device is scheduled to wake up to communicate with the wireless communication access point device during the S-APSD communication period;
a transceiver configured to receive, from a first wireless communication device, a request to participate in a location determination procedure that is to occur at least partially during the S-APSD communication period that is assigned to the second wireless communication device, the first wireless communication device not being associated with the wireless communication access point device and therefore not having an assigned S-APSD communication period from the wireless communication access point device, and the request to participate in the location determination procedure comprising a fine timing measurement (FTM) request frame; and
a multiple recipient communication system configured to:
generate a multiple recipient frame that encapsulates (i) data that is destined for the second wireless communication device and (ii) a response to the request to participate in the location determination procedure, wherein the response is destined for the first wireless communication device; and
transmit the multiple recipient frame for receipt by the first and second wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,426,069

FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder comprising:a feeder main body, on a rear section of which is formed a tape insertion section for inserting a carrier tape that stores multiple components, and on a front section of which is formed a tape discharge section for discharging the carrier tape from which the components have been removed;
a tape feeding path for feeding the carrier tape from rear to front, the tape feeding path extends in a feeding direction on the feeder main body so as to connect to the tape insertion section;
a rear-side sprocket rotatably provided on the feeder main body and including an engaging protrusion configured to engaging engaging holes of the carrier tape inserted into the tape insertion section, the rear-side sprocket being configured to feed the carrier tape along the tape feeding path;
a front-side sprocket rotatably provided on the feeder main body and including an engaging protrusion configured to of engaging engaging holes of the carrier tape fed by the rear-side sprocket, the front-side sprocket being configured to feed the carrier tape to the tape discharge section; and
a cover member provided on the feeder main body in an openable and closable manner so as to cover the tape feeding path between the rear-side sprocket and the front-side sprocket,
wherein the cover member includes an end that is rotatably supported on a first side wall of the feeder main body, an upper surface that extends from the end in the feeding direction to cover an upper portion of the tape feeding path, and a side surface that extends from the end in the feeding direction and that extends downward from the upper surface to cover a second side wall of the feeder main body that is formed opposite to and lower than the first side wall, the first side wall protruding higher than the tape feeding path.

US Pat. No. 10,426,064

MODULAR DATA CENTER

BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC...

1. An air module comprising:a controller;
an air intake module housed in a building having at least one exterior wall and comprising a return air intake damper fluidly coupled to receive return air from within the building as a first air source and an outside intake damper fluidly coupled to receive outside air through the at least one exterior wall from outside of the building as a second air source;
a first cooling module in fluid communication with the air intake module, the first cooling module comprising one or more evaporative cooling stages;
a second cooling module in fluid communication with the first cooling module, the second cooling module comprising a fluid-based heat exchanger; and
wherein the controller is configured to:
cause the air intake module to mix, based on at least a supply air temperature set point, the first air and the second air to form intake air, and
selectively cool the intake air to form supply air by at least one of causing the first cooling module to selectively cool, based on at least the supply air temperature set point, the intake air, and causing the second cooling module to selectively cool the intake air based on at least the supply air temperature set point.

US Pat. No. 10,426,056

MODULAR CAGE ENCLOSURE SYSTEM

EQUINIX, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:installing, within a data center, a customer cage enclosure having first dimensions, the customer cage enclosure comprising:
a plurality of posts; and
a plurality of cage panels, wherein each of the cage panels is removably coupled to one or more of the plurality of posts, wherein a nominal width of each of the cage panels is congruent based on a modulus, wherein an actual width of each of the cage panels is equal to a difference between the nominal width of the cage panel and the width of one of the plurality of posts, and wherein any combination of a subset of the plurality of cage panels coupled in a common orientation to a subset of the plurality of posts has a combined width, between respective centers of end posts of the subset of the plurality of posts, that is congruent based on the modulus,
wherein installing comprises arranging one or more of the plurality of cage panels and two or more of the plurality of posts to form a perimeter partition of the customer cage enclosure; and
reconfiguring a portion of the perimeter partition of the customer cage enclosure by replacing at least a first cage panel of the plurality of cage panels in the perimeter partition with at least a second cage panel of the plurality of cage panels, the first cage panel having a first nominal width and the second cage panel having a second nominal width different than the first nominal width.

US Pat. No. 10,426,027

CERAMIC MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,425,971

COLLISION REDUCTION IN CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from a network, an indication to include at least two reference signals in a contention-based procedure;
determining the at least two reference signals from at least a first pool associated with available reference signals; and
transmitting an initial contention-based signal that includes the at least two reference signals and a payload, wherein the payload can be demodulated based on a first reference signal of the at least two reference signals and can be demodulated based on a second reference signal of the at least two reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,425,950

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MITIGATING INTERFERENCE IN COLLOCATED TRANSCEIVERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for mitigating interference of a first radio signal received by a first transceiver of a first radio access technology (RAT) due to transmission of a second radio signal by a second transceiver of a second RAT, wherein the first transceiver and the second transceiver are physically collocated on a same device, the method comprising:pre-setting a power of the second radio signal based on a throughput performance requirement for the first radio signal before a continuous transmission of the second radio signal, wherein the throughput performance requirement depends on at least one of the configuration parameters: RSRP, block error rate (BLER) and MCS for the first radio signal;
tuning the power of the second radio signal during transmission of the second radio signal based on estimating the interference of the first radio signal;
monitoring the at least one of the configuration parameters RSRP, BLER and MCS by the second transceiver before pre-setting the power of the second radio signal; and
determining the throughput performance requirement based on the at least one monitored configuration parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,425,918

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND DEVICE, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A resource allocating method, applied in a UE, comprising:in an inactive state, triggering a buffer status report (BSR) event when new business data are generated after a first BSR is sent to a base station, wherein the BSR event is configured to indicate to send a second BSR to the base station, and the first BSR is configured to indicate a first amount of cached data of the UE before the new business data are generated and the second BSR is configured to indicate a second amount of cached data of the UE after the new business data are generated;
when detecting that a first uplink resource is available, sending the second BSR and cached first business data to the base station using the first uplink resource, wherein the base station allocates an uplink resource for the UE according to the second BSR, and the first uplink resource is allocated by the base station according to the first BSR; and
when detecting that the first uplink resource is not available, sending a scheduling request (SR) to the base station according to at least one SR resource allocated by the base station wherein the base station allocates a second uplink resource for the UE according to the SR, and the at least one SR resource is allocated by the base station according to a random access request of the UE, and sending the second BSR and the first business data to the base station using the second uplink resource wherein the base station allocates the uplink resource for the UE according to the second BSR.

US Pat. No. 10,425,916

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING V2X SIGNAL OF TERMINAL HAVING LIMITED TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY AND TERMINAL USING THE METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) signal performed by a user equipment (UE) having a limited transmission capability in a multi-carrier system, comprising:selecting a first resource in a first carrier;
if using a specific subframe in a second carrier exceeds a transmission capability of the UE considering the first resource, selecting a second resource randomly among the remaining subframes except the specific subframe in the second carrier; and
transmitting the V2X signal using the first resource and the second resource,
wherein a number of transmission chains for the UE is smaller than a number of configured transmission carriers in the specific subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,425,915

RESOURCE POOL ACCESS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

3. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving broadcast information from a base station, the broadcast information including information indicating a set of plural pools of resources used for transmission, each of the plural pools of resources comprising time-frequency resources;
selecting a pool of resources from the set of plural pools of resources; and
transmitting a sidelink direct transmission data using the selected pool of resources,
wherein the selection comprises:
(i) in a case where the broadcast information includes information on a priority(s) associated with the set of plural pools of resources, selecting the pool of resources from the set of plural pools of resources based on the associated priority; and
(ii) in a case where the broadcast information does not include information on the associated priority, selecting the pool of resources from the set of plural pools of resources based on an instruction from an upper layer.

US Pat. No. 10,425,901

UPLINK TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL DURING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining a transmit beamforming gain for a transmit beam of the UE;
determining a receive beamforming gain for a receive beam of the UE;
determining a transmit power for an uplink random access transmission based at least in part on adding or subtracting a power offset and an estimated path loss, wherein the power offset is proportional to a beamforming gain difference between the determined transmit beamforming gain and the determined receive beamforming gain; and
transmitting the uplink random access transmission using the determined transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,426,049

ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE INCLUDING A SELECTIVELY CLOSEABLE VENTILATION OPENING AND METHOD

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electrical enclosure including a plurality of walls, the electrical enclosure comprising:at least one compartment defined, at least in part, by the plurality of walls;
at least one ventilation opening formed in a first wall of the plurality of walls, the ventilation opening providing a flow path from the at least one compartment; and
at least one closure provided on the first wall at the at least one ventilation opening, the at least one closure including a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion extending between the first end and the second end, the first end being pivotally mounted to the first wall, the at least one closure being responsive to a pressure wave event to pivot at the first end to move the second end toward the first wall to selectively close the at least one ventilation opening, and responsive to gravity to pivot at the first end to move the second end away from the first wall to re-open the at least one ventilation opening after the pressure wave event solely due to gravity acting on the at least one closure.

US Pat. No. 10,426,019

LIGHTING DEVICE THAT CONTROLS LIGHT EMISSION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A lighting device that is capable of using a plurality of types of batteries attached thereto, and includes a light emission section to which electric power is supplied from a battery attached thereto,the lighting device comprising at least one processor that functions, according to one or more programs in a memory, as units comprising:
a light emission control unit configured to control light emission from the light emission section; and
an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on the battery, including information on a temperature of the attached battery,
wherein the light emission control unit determines a parameter for use in limiting light emission from the light emission section based on a result of acquisition of the information on the battery by the acquisition unit.

US Pat. No. 10,426,008

AC DIRECT DRIVE SYSTEM FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODES WITH ULTRA-LOW FLICKER, LOW HARMONIC DISTORTION, DIMMING COMPATIBILITY AND POWER LINE REGULATION

Exar Corporation, Fremon...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) direct drive system, comprising:a power supply configured to convert alternating current (AC) power to input power comprising input voltage and input current; and
a drive circuit comprising:
a first current controlling device;
an LED driver module that comprises one or more LEDs and a second current controlling device; and
an optocoupler, wherein the first current controlling device is configured to communicate a first signal to the second current controlling device via the optocoupler, and
wherein the power supply is configured to provide the input voltage and the input current to the drive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,425,998

HEAT GENERATOR

Rotaheat Limited, Salisb...

1. A heat generator comprising:a shaft,
a fluid input and fluid output,
an electrically conducting first disc rigidly fixed to the shaft and rotating when the shaft rotates,
a plurality of magnets having their magnetic fields intersecting the plane of the first disc mounted either side of the first disc on a pair of second fixed discs mounted around the shaft, but not coupled to it either side of the first disc and with the planes of the pair of second discs parallel to the plane of the first disc,
a plurality of runner vanes upstanding from one or both sides of the first disc and forming a plurality of fluid paths between the first and second discs from close to the shaft towards the magnets, the each path having an inlet close to the shaft and an outlet close to the magnets, the widths of said paths increasing from each of their inlets to each of their outlets,
a vane free portion of the first disc between the magnets on the pairs of second fixed discs,
said outlets of the fluid paths arranged to allow fluid to flow over the vane free portion of the first disc to exit the heat generator though the output.

US Pat. No. 10,425,972

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, AN ACCESS POINT AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ACCESSING A RESOURCE UNIT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a communications device for accessing a Resource Unit, RU, wherein the communications device and an Access Point, AP, are operating in a wireless communications network, and wherein the method comprises:making a determination whether to start an access attempt within a time interval or instead to start the access attempt outside the time interval, wherein the time interval is known to both the communications device and the Access Point;
when the determination has been made to start the access attempt within the time interval, randomly selecting a counter value from a first range given by zero and a first Contention-Window OFDMA, CWO, value CWO1;
when the determination has been made to start the access attempt outside the time interval, randomly selecting the counter value from a second range given by zero and a second CWO value CWO2, wherein the second CWO value CWO2 is larger than the first CWO value CWO1;
performing a contention procedure using the selected counter value, wherein a Resource Unit, RU, is accessed in dependence of the performed contention procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,425,919

DECOUPLED DOWNLINK AND UPLINK

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A network device comprising:at least one processor circuit configured to:
allocate a time-frequency slot to a first device for a first uplink;
allocate the time-frequency slot to a second device for a second uplink;
determine a first transmission power level based at least in part on a first location of the first device and a second location of the network device, the first transmission power level being strong enough for the first uplink to reach the network device;
determine a second transmission power level based at least in part on a third location of the second device, a fourth location of another network device, and the second location of the network device, the second transmission power level being strong enough for the second uplink to reach the another network device but not the network device;
transmit on a first downlink to the first device the first transmission power level and on a second downlink to the second device the second transmission power level; and
establish the first uplink with the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,057

INTEGRATED COOLING IN AUTOMATED TAPE LIBRARIES

International Business Ma...

1. A system, comprising:a first frame of an automated tape library, wherein an interior of the first frame includes one or more tape drives, an area for storing tape cartridges, and an accessor channel;
a second frame of the automated tape library, wherein an interior of the second frame includes one or more tape drives, an area for storing tape cartridges, and a second accessor channel; and
a first air conditioning unit coupled to the first frame,
wherein the first air conditioning unit is configured such that a cooling capacity of the first air conditioning unit is able to cool the interior of the first frame in addition to an interior of the second frame,
wherein one or more fans of the one or more tape drives in the first frame are configured to generate air flow within the interior of the first frame,
wherein one or more fans of the one or more tape drives in the second frame are configured to generate air flow within the interior of the second frame,
wherein the first air conditioning unit is coupled to an upper surface of the first frame,
wherein a first subset of the generated air flow is a unidirectional air flow within the interior of the first frame which circulates from the first air conditioning unit, to the interior of the first frame, and back to the first air conditioning unit during operation of the first air conditioning unit,
wherein a second subset of the generated air flow is a unidirectional air flow within the interior of the first and second frames which circulates from the first air conditioning unit, to the interior of the first frame, to the interior of the second frame, and back to the first air conditioning unit during operation of the first air conditioning unit,
wherein the first air conditioning unit is able to reduce relative humidity.

US Pat. No. 10,426,051

FOLDING DEVICES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A folding device, comprising:a first frame;
a second frame;
a cam coupled to the second frame;
a biasing element coupled to the cam and coupled to the first frame, the biasing element to cause the first frame and the second frame to translate away from each other in response to rotation of the folding device from a folded position toward an unfolded position; and
a display coupled to the first and second frames, the display to wrap around ends of the first and second frames, the biasing element to urge the ends of the first and second frames away from one another to encourage the display to unwrap from around the ends in response to rotation of the folding device from the folded position toward the unfolded position.

US Pat. No. 10,426,041

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED-CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly, the method comprising:applying solder to a plurality of bonding pads provided on the printed circuit board;
mounting an electronic component on the applied solder;
applying a liquefied radiant-heat material on the electronic component;
mounting a shield unit on at least one of the bonding pads, the shield unit contacting the liquefied radiant-heat material; and
applying heat at a temperature that simultaneously bonds the electronic component and the shield unit and cures the liquefied radiant-heat material.

US Pat. No. 10,426,033

PRINTED BOARD, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A printed board in an elongated shape to be electrically coupled to a display panel via a flexible board, the printed board comprising: a first board section; and a second board section that is shorter in length than the first board section in a substantially perpendicular direction to a longitudinal direction of the printed board, wherein the first board section and the second board section are adjacent to each other in a row in the longitudinal direction, the first board section and the second board section each have a first end in the substantially perpendicular direction, the first end of the first board section projects further than the first end of the second board section in the substantially perpendicular direction, and a connection portion that is configured to be directly connected to the flexible board is disposed at the first end of each of the first board section and the second board section wherein the flexible board is configured to be directly connected to the display panel; wherein the connection portion has a first connection portion disposed at the first end of the first board section, and a second connection portion disposed at the first end of the second board section, and a length of a connection terminal provided in the first connection portion in the longitudinal direction is longer than a length of a connection terminal provided in the second connection portion in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,426,022

PULSED POWER GENERATION USING MAGNETRON RF SOURCE WITH INTERNAL MODULATION

Muons, Inc., Batavia, IL...

17. A system for powering an accelerating cavity, comprising:a magnetron configured to receive an input injection-locking signal, to produce an injection-locked output signal using the input injection-locking signal when the input injection-locking signal allows the magnetron to operate at a subcritical cathode voltage that is below a critical voltage needed for self-excitation of the magnetron, and to interrupt the injection-locked output signal when the input injection-locking signal is not sufficiently strong to allow the magnetron to operate at the subcritical cathode voltage; and
a cathode voltage supply system coupled to the magnetron and configured to supply the subcritical cathode voltage and to control a power of the injection-locked output signal by controlling the cathode voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,426,020

DROPLET GENERATOR STEERING SYSTEM

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. Apparatus comprising:a source adapted to produce a target of a material in a liquid state;
a laser adapted to irradiate said target to change a state of the material from said liquid state to a plasma state to produce EUV light in an irradiation region;
an optical system adapted to convey said EUV light from said irradiation region to a workpiece;
said source comprising
a target generator and
a target generator steering system mechanically coupled to the target generator, the target generator steering system including a first member adapted to be fixed relative to said irradiation region, and a second member adapted to receive the target generator and adapted to be movable with respect to said irradiation region; and
a coupling system mechanically coupling the first member to the second member, wherein the coupling system comprises at least one flexure, said first member being substantially plate-shaped, and wherein said second member is substantially plate shaped and substantially parallel to said first member in a neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,426,002

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A system comprising: a) a high energy ion beam generator device having a first interlock; and b) a user control station having a second interlock, wherein said high energy ion beam generator and said user control station are connected via a fiber optic interlock comprising a plurality of normally-closed switches in a series loop that remain closed to indicate that said generator is safe to operate, a number of normally-open switches in a parallel loop that remain open to indicate that said generator is safe to operate, or both said series loop and said parallel loop.

US Pat. No. 10,425,999

MODAL ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy at a frequency or frequencies in a frequency range of 1 MHz to 100 GHz to an object in a cavity via at least one radiating element, the apparatus comprising:a source of electromagnetic energy configured to generate plural field patterns that depend on available sets of values of field-affecting parameters, the parameters comprising at least one of frequency, phase, and amplitude;
at least one radiating element coupled to the source and applying electromagnetic energy to the object in the cavity; and
at least one processor configured to:
select one or more of the plural field patterns;
retrieve stored target energy distribution data;
determine which sets of values of field-affecting parameters to use based on the retrieved target energy distribution data; and
control the source to excite a respective field pattern for each determined set of values,
wherein at least two of the plural field patterns have different energy distribution patterns with respect to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,425,995

PTC HEATER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon-s...

1. A positive temperature coefficient heater comprising:a plurality of heat rods extending longitudinally in a first direction and spaced from each other in a second direction arranged perpendicular to the first direction, each of the plurality of heat rods having a plurality of PTC elements embedded therein and spaced apart from each other in the first direction, each of the plurality of heat rods having a terminal extending outwardly from one end thereof and configured for coupling to an external power source, each of the plurality of PTC elements including a respective center line passing through a center thereof, the center line of each of the plurality of PTC elements extending in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, wherein the center line of each of the plurality of PTC elements embedded in a first one of the plurality of heat rods is offset in the first direction from the center line of each of the plurality of PTC elements of a second one of the plurality of heat rods adjacent the first one of the plurality of heat rods, and each of the plurality of PTC elements embedded in the first one of the plurality of heat rods overlaps in the first direction with one or two of the plurality of PTC elements of the second one of the plurality of heat rods adjacent the first one of the plurality of heat rods when the first one of the plurality of heat rods and the second one of the plurality of heat rods are viewed from a perspective of the third direction;
a plurality of heat radiation fins disposed alternately between the plurality of heat rods, the plurality of heat radiation fins configured to transfer heat from the PTC elements in the heat rods to air flowing between the heat rods, wherein the plurality of heat radiation fins disposed between each pair of adjacent heat rods is heated asymmetrically by the PTC elements in the adjacent heat rods relative to an axis of symmetry extending in the first direction, the axis of symmetry equally spaced from each of the adjacent heat rods with respect to the second direction;
an upper housing extending longitudinally in the second direction and coupled to a first end portion of each of the plurality of heat rods; and
a lower housing extending longitudinally in the second direction and coupled to a second end portion of each of the plurality of heat rods.

US Pat. No. 10,425,993

CARBON NANOTUBE YARN HEATER

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A heating element comprising:a bottom layer;
a web consisting of a carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn, wherein the web is affixed to a first side of the bottom layer, wherein portions of the CNT yarn of the web overlap to modify electrical resistivity compare to portions with no overlap; and
an encapsulating layer positioned on the web and the first side of the bottom layer.

US Pat. No. 10,425,985

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
receive, from a first communication device, a request to join a group of second communication devices,
wherein the group of second communication devices is associated with a plurality of shared connection rights that enables each of the group of second communication devices to access a network, and
wherein a shared connection right of the plurality of shared connection rights includes a machine communication identity module (MCIM) to access the network, wherein the MCIM is individually set in each second communication device of the group of second communication devices;
provisionally transfer at least one shared connection right of the plurality of shared connection rights to the first communication device based on the request and based on an approval state associated with a second communication device of the group of second communication devices, wherein the approval state indicates that the second communication device is permitted to approve the provisional transfer of the at least one shared connection right, and wherein the second communication device that is permitted to approve the provisional transfer of the at least one shared connection right is different from the information processing apparatus; and
invalidate the MCIM set in the second communication device and set the MCIM in the first communication device, based on the provisional transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,425,944

WIFI MANAGEMENT INTERFACE FOR MICROWAVE RADIO AND RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS

Mimosa Networks, Inc., S...

1. A wireless radio, comprising:an antenna providing a wireless interface that is used to manage and configure the wireless radio on a dedicated band not utilized by a radio assembly of the wireless radio;
a dedicated management interface antenna transmitting or receiving signals in a dedicated band for controlling operations of the wireless radio; and
at least one additional antenna of the wireless radio transmitting or receiving signals that are not used for controlling operations of the wireless radio, the dedicated management interface antenna and the at least one additional antenna being physically separated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,425,936

WLAN SYSTEM RESOURCE INDICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


US Pat. No. 10,425,909

DETERMINING A COMPUTER BEING OUT OF AN AREA OF BEACON TRANSMISSION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing method, performed by a computer, the method comprising:executing, by processor of the computer, a processing that includes acquiring a beacon signal from a radio circuit coupled to the processor and configured to receive the beacon signal from a transmission source;
executing, by the processor of the computer, a calculation processing that includes calculating a length of a monitoring period, based on time intervals at which the beacon signal is received in a period of duration of a stationary state of the computer; and
executing, by the processor of the computer, a determination processing that includes determining as being out of an area in proximity to the transmission source of the beacon signal in a case where the beacon signal is not received during the monitoring period having the length calculated by the calculation processing.

US Pat. No. 10,425,903

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING INTERFERENCE

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:combining, by a system including a processor, a first signal in a first frequency band and a second signal in a second frequency band to generate a combined signal;
mitigating, by the system, interference associated with the combined signal, wherein the mitigating the interference comprises:
time averaging, by the system, at least a portion of power levels in the combined signal to generate an average power level, wherein the first signal, the second signal, or both have associated therewith one or more control channels that are excluded from the time averaging, and wherein the time averaging comprises a rolling average;
determining, by the system, a threshold according to the average power level;
detecting, by the system, an interference signal in the combined signal according to the threshold; and
generating, by the system, an updated combined signal to reduce the interference signal;
up-converting, by the system, a first portion of the updated combined signal associated with the first signal to generate a first restored signal; and
up-converting, by the system, a second portion of the updated combined signal associated with the second signal to generate a second restored signal,
wherein the first signal is a first down-converted signal,
wherein the second signal is a second down-converted signal,
wherein the first frequency band and the second frequency band are separated from one another by a spectral gap, and
wherein the first frequency band and the second frequency band are associated with a same carrier frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,425,892

SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE TO CONSERVE POWER IN A MOBILE DEVICE BY TEMPORARILY DISPLAYING A SCANNING CODE WITHOUT UNLOCKING A MOBILE DEVICE

AVANT-GARDE IP LLC, Lort...

1. A method to conserve power in a mobile device having a lock screen wallpaper, the method comprising:identifying the mobile device is at a business location;
temporarily replacing the lock screen wallpaper of the mobile device to an image having a QR code, the QR code encoding payment information for conducting a transaction at the business location;
activating a display of the mobile device and rendering the image having the QR code as the lock screen wallpaper on the activated display of the mobile device which remains in the screen locked state; and
conserving power in the mobile device by providing the image having the QR code as the lock screen wallpaper of the mobile device, without having to unlock the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,423,409

WEIGHTING STATIC ANALYSIS ALERTS

Semmle Limited, Oxford (...

1. A method performed by a source code analysis system comprising one or more computers, the method comprising:generating, by an analysis engine of the source code analysis system programmed to perform one or more source code analysis processes, a plurality of alerts for each project of a plurality of different software projects, wherein each alert represents a coding defect occurring in a respective software project analyzed by the analysis engine, and wherein each alert has one or more respective attribute values for one or more respective alert attributes;
obtaining, by an alert weighting engine of the source code analysis system programmed to perform an alert weighting process, alerts previously generated by the analysis engine of the source code analysis system;
generating, by the alert weighting engine from the alerts previously generated by the analysis engine of the source code analysis system, a respective sample of alerts for each feature of a plurality of features, each sample comprising alerts occurring in one or more of the plurality of different software projects, each alert having a particular attribute value corresponding to the feature, wherein each alert represents a coding defect occurring in one of the plurality of different software projects analyzed by the source code analysis system;
computing, by the alert weighting engine for each sample of alerts corresponding to each attribute value and for each feature of a plurality of features, respective feature values for alerts having the attribute value for the feature;
computing, by the alert weighting engine from the feature values computed for a feature of the plurality of features, a respective feature value distribution for each attribute value, wherein each respective feature value distribution for an attribute value maps each feature value of a plurality of feature values to a respective likelihood representing how likely it is for an alert having the attribute value to have the feature value for the feature;
receiving, by the alert weighting engine, a request to rank a plurality of alerts by priority of addressing respective coding defects represented by the plurality of alerts, wherein the plurality of alerts is generated by one of the one or more source code analysis processes, wherein each alert of the plurality of alerts represents a respective coding defect of a software project and has one or more respective computed attribute values for one or more features of the plurality of features;
obtaining, by the alert weighting engine for each feature of the plurality of features, an importance distribution that maps each feature value of one or more feature values for the feature to a respective measure of importance for an alert having the feature value;
computing, by the alert weighting engine for each alert and for each feature, a respective feature value likelihood to which a feature value for the alert is mapped on the importance distribution;
computing, by the alert weighting engine for each alert and for each feature, a respective feature score for the feature, the respective feature score being a value to which the computed feature value likelihood for the feature is mapped on the importance distribution for the feature;
computing, by the alert weighting engine for each alert, a respective weight for the alert by combining the respective feature score for each feature computed for the alert; and
providing, by the alert weighting engine, a response to the request comprising a ranking of the plurality of alerts according to the respective weights to indicate a priority of addressing respective coding defects represented by the alerts.

US Pat. No. 10,426,047

WIRING MEMBER CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A wiring member connection structure comprising:a flat wiring member formed by covering an outer circumference of a belt-like flat conductor with an insulating coating;
a bolt that is erect and bonded perpendicularly to a conductor flat surface of the flat conductor exposed at an intermediate position of the flat wiring member where the coating is removed;
a circuit board that has a connector conductively connected to the bolt through a circuit conductor and that is fastened and fixed to the bolt penetrating the circuit board; and
a casing that has a casing bottom wall including a bolt insertion hole through which the bolt is inserted to penetrate the circuit board, and that covers the circuit board so as to expose a connector fitting portion of the connector to the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,426,038

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board, comprising:providing a dielectric substrate, wherein a circuit pattern, a dielectric layer covering the circuit pattern, and a conductive via located in the dielectric layer and connected to the circuit pattern are disposed on the dielectric substrate;
forming a thermal-sensitive adhesive layer on the dielectric layer;
forming a photoresist material layer on the thermal-sensitive adhesive layer;
performing imprinting on the photoresist material layer via a stamp, wherein a first conductive layer is disposed on a surface of a pressing side of the stamp facing the circuit pattern, a second conductive layer is disposed on a surface of other portions of the stamp, and a resistance of the first conductive layer is greater than a resistance of the second conductive layer;
applying a current to the stamp;
removing the stamp and the photoresist material layer and the thermal-sensitive adhesive layer below the pressing side to form a patterned photoresist layer and a patterned thermal-sensitive adhesive layer;
forming a patterned metal layer on a region exposed by the patterned photoresist layer;
removing the patterned photoresist layer;
heating the patterned thermal-sensitive adhesive layer to reduce the adhesion of the patterned thermal-sensitive adhesive layer; and
after heating the patterned thermal-sensitive adhesive layer, removing the patterned thermal-sensitive adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,426,029

MICRO-PAD ARRAY TO THREAD FLEXIBLE ATTACHMENT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A flexible attachment assembly comprising:a. a flexible substrate;
b. an electrically conductive connection area coupled to the flexible substrate;
c. a plurality of electrically conductive micro-pads, each electrically conductive micro-pad has a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end is connected to the electrically conductive connection area such that the electrically conductive connection area electrically interconnects all electrically conductive micro-pads; and
d. a conductive wire, wherein a portion of the conductive wire is mechanically and electrically coupled to the second ends of the plurality of electrically conductive micro-pads, further wherein a remaining portion of the conductive wire extends beyond a footprint of the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,426,016

SENSING MODULE, SENSING LAMP HAVING THE SAME, WALL SWITCH HAVING THE SAME, AND LED WALL LAMP

VAXCEL INTERNATIONAL CO.,...

1. A control module, being connected to a light body to control a lighting performance of a light source in the light body, the control module comprising:a sensing unit, having at least one sensor, a control circuit, at least one operating parameter adjusting element and a space to accommodate the at least one sensor, the control circuit and the at least one operating parameter adjusting element, the at least one sensor and the at least one operating parameter adjusting element being electrically coupled to the control circuit electrically connected to the light source, the control circuit being disposed inside the space of the sensing unit; and
a cover, partially covering the sensing unit;
wherein the at least one operating parameter adjusting element is disposed on one side of the sensing unit and the at least one sensor is disposed on the opposite side of the sensing unit; wherein the sensing unit is rotatable against a central axis of the control module through a rotatable structure;
wherein the cover is designed with an opening in the front facing a detection space, wherein when the sensing unit is rotated to a first angle position the at least one sensor is moved to locate in the opening to expose to the detection space, wherein when the sensing unit is rotated to a second angle position, the at least one operating parameter adjusting element is moved to locate in the opening and is exposed to being conveniently adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,425,996

INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEMS

Bernard Fryshman, Brookl...

1. An induction heating system, the system comprising:a base comprising:
a controller;
an electromagnetic radiation source in communication with the controller, wherein the electromagnetic radiation source is configured to emit radiation; and
a mounting surface configured to receive one of a plurality of interchangeable heating surfaces; and
a heating surface mounted to the mounting surface of the base, wherein the heating surface includes a ferromagnetic material that heats via induction responsive to the radiation emitted by the electromagnetic radiation source.

US Pat. No. 10,425,980

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING TO ACCESS POINT IN PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of connecting to an access point (AP) in a portable terminal, the method comprising:scanning signals transmitted from each of a plurality of APs;
identifying a connection scheme of each of the plurality of APs based on information included in each of the scanned signals;
when a first AP that does not support a hotspot 2.0 and a second AP that supports a hotspot 2.0 are identified among the plurality of APs based on the connection scheme of each of the plurality of APs, determining a connection setting for connecting to one of the first AP and the second AP;
selecting an AP from the first AP and the second AP to establish a connection based on the connection setting stored at the portable terminal;
controlling to establish the connection with the selected AP; and
controlling to access an information server via the connected AP,
wherein the controlling to access the information server via the connected AP comprises transmitting an Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP) message for requesting an identification information of the second AP to the information server.

US Pat. No. 10,425,926

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING ADDITIONAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to receive additional system information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining to acquire system information and the additional system information,
wherein the system information has a higher priority over the additional system information;
transmitting, to a radio access network (RAN), a radio resource control (RRC) request message, including first information requesting the system information,
wherein the RRC request message has a size which is not sufficient to include second information requesting the additional system information;
receiving an RRC setup message including the requested system information, from the RAN, in response to the RRC request message including the first information requesting the system information;
transmitting an RRC setup complete message including the second information requesting the additional system information, to the RAN; and
receiving the requested additional system information, from the RAN, in response to the RRC setup complete message including the second information requesting the additional system information.

US Pat. No. 10,425,913

AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT CHARACTERIZATION FROM WIRELESS NETWORK DATA

Netscout Systems Texas, L...

1. A computer system for detecting a faulty behavior of a user equipment (UE) in a telecommunication network, the computer system comprising one or more processors, one or more computer-readable storage devices, and a plurality of program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more storage devices for execution by at least one of the one or more processors, the plurality of program instructions comprising:program instructions to receive and correlate Protocol Data Units (PDU) and data packets from a Radio Access Network (RAN) and network interfaces to determine a trouble report associated with the first UE, wherein the received trouble report includes information uniquely identifying the first UE and includes indications of trouble affecting the first UE;
program instructions to establish one or more geographic locations for each communication session associated with the first UE for a predetermined period of time based on the received trouble report;
program instructions to compare one or more performance metrics associated with the first UE with one or more performance metrics associated with a plurality of UEs, wherein each of the plurality of UEs handled one or more communication sessions at the established one or more geographic locations during the predetermined period of time;
program instructions to characterize the first UE as defective responsive to a determination that the one or more performance metrics associated with the first UE indicate poor performance while the one or more performance metrics associated with the plurality of UEs fall within a pre-defined range of normal operation of UEs or characterize the first UE as unimpaired and characterize the trouble affecting the first UE as a network trouble responsive to a determination that the one or more performance metrics associated with the first UE and the one or more performance metrics associated with the plurality of UEs indicate poor performance; and
program instructions to apply iterative root cause analysis of a knowledge model having a plurality of inference rules to provide a corrective action to resolve the trouble affecting the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,425,906

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING UPSTREAM RF SIGNALS BASED ON PREAMBLE, AND APPARATUS FOR CABLE BROADCASTING USING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for detecting an upstream RF signal based on a preamble, comprising:an analog-to-digital converter unit for receiving an RF analog signal and converting the RF analog signal into an RF digital signal;
a down-converter unit for converting the RF digital signal into a baseband digital signal;
a packet detection unit for performing packet detection by performing an operation on the baseband digital signal and predetermined differential preamble signals; and
a timing calculation unit for outputting the baseband digital signal and time information generated through the packet detection,
wherein the packet detection unit comprises:
a demultiplexer unit for demultiplexing the baseband digital signal;
a comparison unit for performing packet detection by performing an operation on signals demultiplexed from the baseband digital signal and the differential preamble signals; and
a selection unit for selecting time information generated by accumulating a number of times the packet detection is performed,
wherein the comparison unit generates a packet value by calculating a sum of results of performing an AND operation on each of the differential preamble signals and each of the signals demultiplexed from the baseband digital signal.

US Pat. No. 10,425,902

USER-DEFINED COVERAGE OF MEDIA-PLAYER DEVICES ON ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by a client system of a user:receiving, at the client system, an authentication key broadcasted from a media-player device, wherein the client system is within a wireless communication range of the media-player device, and wherein the media-player device comprises a plurality of antennas;
verifying, by the client system, the authentication key to register the user to the media-player device; and
sending, from the client system, instructions to adjust a power level of each of the plurality of antennas, the instructions being determined based on broadcast signals received at the client system and on a respective position of the client system associated with each received broadcast signal, wherein the respective position of the client system is determined with respect to a position of the media-player device.

US Pat. No. 10,425,898

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS RELATING TO PROVISION OF BEAM COVERAGE FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE OPERATING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a communication device, for managing beam coverage of the communication device in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving and evaluating one or more first reference signals transmitted by a first network node of the wireless communication network, said one or more first reference signals being comprised in one or more first beams, said one or more first beams being static or semi-static beams, wherein said receiving and evaluating is according to a first state of the communication device in which the communication device refrains from reporting back in the uplink about the received and evaluated one or more first reference signals;
upon evaluating, by comparison to a threshold value, that all of the received one or more first reference signals are too weak and/or of too low quality:
sending a request, to one or more network nodes, for a certain procedure to provide, by beamforming, one or more second beams directed specifically to the communication device, wherein the requested one or more second beams comprise one or more second reference signals; and
switching from the first state to a second state, the second state being a state in which the communication device is in a battery-saving mode and actively participates in providing the one or more second beams.

US Pat. No. 10,425,710

SELF-SEALING EXPANDABLE SUBWOOFER

BBY SOLUTIONS, INC., Ric...

1. A subwoofer speaker assembly comprising:at least one driver;
a housing, the housing comprising an internal frame and an external shell, wherein the external shell is moveable relative to the internal frame between a compact mode and an expanded mode;
the internal frame having a base member and a side wall extending away from the base member, the side wall defining an opening, an amplifier being mounted to a portion of the side wall, the base member defining a driver opening and a port opening, the at least one driver is positioned over the driver opening, the port opening having an adjustable port cover configured to partially or fully block the port opening;
the external shell having a top member and an extension wall extending from the top member, the top member being positioned over the opening, the side wall and the extension wall being parallel to one another and defining a gap therebetween; and
at least one sealing member positioned within the gap and providing an airtight seal between the internal frame and the external shell, the internal frame and the external shell defining an interior volume of the housing, in the compact mode the internal volume is a first volume, in the expanded mode the internal volume is a second volume, wherein the second volume is greater than the first volume.

US Pat. No. 10,426,055

IN-PLACE RETROFIT OF PLC CONTROL SYSTEMS

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A system for upgrading a process control system from a legacy programmable logic controller (PLC) to a non-PLC process controller, the system comprising:a mounting rack sized and configured to fit into a space occupied by legacy hardware associated with the legacy PLC;
a non-PLC process controller;
an input/output (I/O) card coupled to the non-PLC process controller and mounted in the mounting rack;
an I/O terminal block communicatively coupled to the I/O card and configured to pass to the I/O card signals corresponding to a plurality of process control field devices and/or to send from the I/O card signals to a plurality of process control field devices, the I/O terminal block mounted in the mounting rack; and
a custom interface module mounted in the mounting rack and communicatively coupled to (i) the I/O card via the I/O terminal block and (ii) the plurality of process control field devices via a legacy wiring mechanism coupled to legacy wiring of the process control system, without requiring modification or re-termination of the legacy wiring, wherein any one or more of the following is true:
(a) each custom interface module is coupled to an I/O terminal block via a ribbon cable,
(b) the components used to upgrade from a first legacy PLC type differ from the components used to upgrade from a second legacy PLC type only by the mounting rack and the custom interface module,
(c) the custom interface module comprises a conditioning module electrically disposed between the I/O coupling mechanism and the legacy wiring mechanism, wherein the conditioning module is configured to, for each of the plurality of signals (i) convert a signal received at the legacy wiring mechanism into a signal that can be transmitted to the I/O card via the I/O coupling mechanism, or (ii) to convert a signal received from the I/O card via the I/O coupling mechanism into a signal that can be transmitted to a corresponding process control field device via the legacy wiring mechanism,
(d) the custom interface module comprises:
the legacy wiring mechanism configured to mechanically and electrically couple the custom interface module to a counterpart legacy wiring coupling mechanism, the counterpart legacy wiring coupling mechanism having terminated thereto the legacy wiring for carrying a plurality of signals to or from the plurality of process control field devices;
an I/O coupling mechanism configured to facilitate electrical coupling of the custom interface module to the I/O card such that for each of the plurality of signals, a corresponding signal is communicated to or from the I/O card via the I/O coupling mechanism;
a conditioning module electrically disposed between the I/O coupling mechanism and the legacy wiring mechanism, wherein the conditioning module is configured to, for each of the plurality of signals (i) convert a signal received at the legacy wiring mechanism into a signal that can be transmitted to the I/O card via the I/O coupling mechanism, or (ii) to convert a signal received from the I/O card via the I/O coupling mechanism into a signal that can be transmitted to a corresponding process control field device via the legacy wiring mechanism,
(e) the custom interface module further comprises current limiting circuitry,
(f) the custom interface module is a pass-through module,
(g) a carrier extender is mounted in the mounting rack and communicatively coupled to the non-PLC process controller, the carrier extender communicatively coupled to the I/O card and facilitating communication between the I/O card and the non-PLC process controller.

US Pat. No. 10,426,042

BACK-DRILLED THROUGH-HOLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) SYSTEMS

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A through-hole printed circuit board (PCB) system, comprising:a PCB having one or more back-drilled through-holes each having a through-hole portion and a back-drilled portion, wherein:
each back-drilled portion is back-drilled to a depth partially through the PCB at a second diameter that is larger than a first diameter of the through-hole portion;
one or more components on a top surface of the PCB, wherein:
one or more pins of each component is inserted into a corresponding back-drilled through-hole of the one or more back-drilled through holes; and
each of the one or more pins is recessed from a bottom surface of the PCB within the corresponding back-drilled through-hole of the one or more back-drilled through holes; and
one or more solder joints within each back-drilled through-hole of the one or more back-drilled through-holes that has a pin of the one or more pins inserted, wherein:
for each of the one or more solder joints, the solder joint partially fills the back-drilled portion of the back-drilled through hole;
the solder joint does not protrude beyond the bottom surface of the PCB;
the solder joint is a recessed bell-shaped solder joint such that the solder joint forms a convex shape.

US Pat. No. 10,425,978

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SUPPORTING WIRELESS FEMTOCELL COMMUNICATIONS

TANGO NETWORKS, INC., Ri...

1. A method, comprising:identifying via an enterprise gateway server a call routing policy for routing an incoming call over at least one of an enterprise network and a wireless network;
performing a call routing policy decision via the enterprise gateway server by validating one or more call routing conditions which determine whether the call should be routed over the enterprise network or the wireless network;
requesting a temporary routing number from a servicing mobile switching center;
determining via the enterprise gateway server, the temporary routing number is associated with a femtocell; and
transmitting, via the enterprise gateway server, a call routing instruction to the femtocell to route the incoming call to its destination over the wireless network based on the call routing policy decision.

US Pat. No. 10,425,945

MULTI-STAGE CHANNEL RESERVATION SIGNAL FOR DIRECTIONAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:determining a portion of a shared spectrum for at least one of sending or receiving a transmission; and
transmitting a plurality of channel reservation signals associated with a plurality of beams to reserve the portion of the shared spectrum, wherein a first channel reservation signal of the plurality of channel reservation signals is transmitted using a first beam and a second channel reservation signal of the plurality of channel reservation signals is transmitted using a second beam wider than the first beam.

US Pat. No. 10,425,925

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal communicating with a radio base station by using one or more component carriers (CCs), the user terminal comprising:a processor coupled to a memory, that wherein the processor generates uplink control information corresponding to a DL signal transmitted from the radio base station,
wherein the processor controls transmission of the uplink control information,
wherein, when the user terminal is configured with a first cell group having one or more CCs including a primary cell and a second cell group having one or more CCs including a secondary cell, the processor controls the transmission of the uplink control information per cell group,
when PUCCH and PUSCH simultaneous transmission is applied to the primary cell of the first cell group and to the secondary cell of the second cell group, the uplink control information in the second cell group includes HARQ-ACK and periodic CSI, and
when PUSCH transmission is not present in the secondary cell to which the PUCCH and PUSCH simultaneous transmission is applied, the HARQ-ACK is transmitted on PUCCH of the secondary cell and the periodic CSI is transmitted on PUSCH of another secondary cell of the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 10,423,630

PRESENTING A PROFILE CARD RELEVANT TO A MEMBER OF A SOCIAL NETWORK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:a recently viewed database storing viewer data, the viewer data including a list of viewer profiles having viewed a first member profile of a first member, each viewer profile in the list of viewer profiles being associated with at least one highlight;
a member database storing member data of the first member profile and member data of the list of viewer profiles, the member data having profile attributes associated with each profile, wherein one or more of the profile attributes are listed in a profile page associated with each profile;
one or more processors and a memory to store instructions, the instructions executed by the one or more processors to:select a first viewer profile from the list of viewer profiles based on the member data;generate a profile card for the selected first viewer profile based on the profile attributes associated with the selected first viewer profile, the profile card having less profile attributes than the profile page associated with the first viewer profile;
calculate a relevance score for a first highlight from the at least one highlight associated with the selected first viewer profile, the relevance score being calculated based on the member data of the first member profile; and
update the generated profile card for the selected first viewer profile based on the calculated relevance score for the first highlight being higher than a predetermined threshold value, the updated profile card including the first highlight; and
a user interface causing a presentation of the profile card on a display of a device of the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,426,068

COLLAPSIBLE RADIATION SHIELD

1. A collapsible shield comprising:a tubular side surface bonded mechanically and electrically to a base band, said tubular side surface made of a flexible metal screen bonded together both mechanically and electrically at a face seam and a side seam, said base band provided with an access slot, which is used to accommodate any seal/locking mechanisms present on a utility revenue meter;
a face made of said flexible metal screen bonded together both mechanically and electrically at said face seam and said side seam, said side surface and said face are provided structural integrity by said face seam and said base band as well as a spiral nature of said spring band;
an open end placed over said utility revenue meter and slid until said base band is directly adjacent to a retaining collar of said electric utility revenue meter, electrical continuity of said base band, essential to mainlining EMF shielding, is provided by a pair of upper tabs;
a spring band provided around a perimeter of said side surface in a spiraling position, said spring band is fastened at a first end to the base band and is fastened at a second end to said face seam, said spring band allows said collapsible shield to retain being open and expanded; and
a plurality of spring clips mechanically and electrically mated to said base band via use of a fastener, said spring clips are connected to said retaining collar on said electric utility revenue meter.

US Pat. No. 10,426,059

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ENHANCE AIRFLOW REQUEST ALGORITHM FOR MODULAR CHASSIS

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

1. A method for configuring airflow cooling shared by a plurality of IHSs (Information Handling Systems), the method comprising:setting a current cooling fan speed to an initial fan speed;
broadcasting the initial fan speed to the plurality of IHSs;
determining, by each of the plurality of IHSs, a fan speed request based on airflow cooling requirements of the respective IHS;
if the fan speed request determined by an IHS is greater than the initial fan speed, broadcasting, by the IHS, a fan request comprising the fan speed request;
receiving a plurality of fan requests broadcast by one or more IHSs of the plurality of IHSs;
designating the IHS with the highest fan speed request as the dominant IHS;
setting the current cooling fan speed to the fan speed provided by the dominant IHS;
broadcasting the current fan speed to the plurality of IHSs;
determining, by each of the plurality of IHSs, an updated fan speed request based on updated airflow cooling requirements of the respective IHS; and
if the updated fan speed request determined by an IHS is greater than the updated fan speed provided by the dominant IHS, broadcasting the updated fan speed request.

US Pat. No. 10,426,025

MANUFACTURE OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for manufacturing an electronic circuit in a production installation, the method comprising:detachably connecting a circuit carrier to a measuring module before performance of a process step;
performing a measurement with the measuring module during the performance of the process step;
removing the measuring module from the circuit carrier after termination of the process step; and
mounting an electronic module to the circuit carrier in a location of the measuring module after the measuring module has been removed from the circuit carrier;
wherein the process step includes at least one step selected from the group consisting of: applying solder to the circuit carrier, fitting components to the circuit carrier, wetting the circuit carrier with a flux, and forming solder joints on the circuit carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,426,021

MICROELECTRONIC MODULE FOR ALTERING THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNATURE OF A SURFACE, MODULE ARRAY AND METHOD FOR ALTERING THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNATURE OF A SURFACE

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A microelectronic module for altering an electromagnetic signature of a surface, comprising:at least one voltage converter for converting a first voltage provided into a higher, lower or identical second voltage; and
at least one actuator, comprising at least one generator configured for generating an electrical plasma from the second voltage provided by the voltage converter;
wherein at least the voltage converter and the actuator are arranged on a thin-layered planar substrate; and
wherein the electromagnetic signature is altered by an interaction of the electrical plasma generated by the actuator with an electromagnetic radiation impinging on the surface; and
wherein the at least one actuator is configured to generate the electrical plasma with a specific frequency band selected for altering the electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,426,013

GROUND FAULT DETECTION CIRCUIT, ABNORMALITY DETECTION CIRCUIT, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, VEHICLE

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

1. A ground fault detection circuit comprising:an input portion to which an anode voltage of a series connection unit constituted of a plurality of light emission elements is input; and
a ground fault determination unit arranged to determine that a ground fault has occurred without a short-circuit switch in a ground fault path, when the anode voltage of the series connection unit input through the input portion is lower than or equal to a predetermined value less than a product of an on-resistance of the short-circuit switch disposed in parallel to each of the light emission elements and current supplied to the series connection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,426,005

DIMMING DRIVER CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A control method for a dimming driver circuit, the dimming driver circuit being configured for adjusting brightness of a light emitting diode, the dimming driver circuit comprising a power converting unit, the power converting unit comprising a switch element, the switching element being alternately turned on or turned off in plural switching cycles during a switching operation, the control method comprising steps of:(a) previously defining an initial control signal composed of plural pulses, wherein the plural pulses are generated at a pulse frequency, and the switch element is turned on in the switching cycle corresponding to each pulse;
(b) generating at least one detecting signal according to a result of detecting at least one parameter of the power converting unit;
(c) receiving and processing a dimming signal by a control unit of a dimming driver circuit, thereby generating a corresponding dimming current stored in the control unit;
(d) comparing the dimming current with a preset current threshold value;
(e) defining a first setting or a second setting according to a comparing result of the step (d), wherein when the dimming current is higher than the preset current threshold value, a status information of the switch element in each switching cycle is determined according to the at least one detecting signal and a first setting process, so that the first setting is defined, wherein when the dimming current is lower than or equal to the preset current threshold value, the status information of the switch element in each switching cycle is determined according to the at least one detecting signal and a second setting process, the switching operation of the switch element is divided into plural chopping cycles, and a pulse ratio in at least one chopping cycle is calculated according to the dimming current and the preset current threshold value, so that the second setting is defined; and
(f) adjusting the plural pulses of the initial control signal according to the first setting or the second setting, so that a corresponding real control signal is generated, wherein the switching operation of the switch element is controlled according to the real control signal, and an output current corresponding to the dimming signal is generated from the power converting unit to the light emitting diode so as to control the brightness of the light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,425,997

CURING COMPOSITES OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE USING INDUCTION HEATING WITH SMART SUSCEPTORS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of out-of-autoclave curing a composite part, comprising:placing the composite part to be cured on a tool comprising a substantially rigid base;
heating a first side of the composite part via:
coupling a plurality of inductive coil circuits in parallel with each other, such that each circuit in the plurality of inductive coil circuits comprises, respectively, an inductive coil and a susceptor comprising a Curie temperature;
driving each of the plurality of inductive coil circuits with an alternating electrical current; and
shunting power away from a circuit in the plurality of inductive coil circuits when the susceptor in the circuit reaches the Curie temperature;
placing a heating blanket on a second side of the composite part; and
using the heating blanket to heat the composite part from the second side thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,425,964

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PERFORMING A LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK (LBT) RADIO PROTOCOL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a radio component of a wireless device for performing a listen-before-talk radio protocol in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the radio component and from a baseband component of the wireless device, transmit data during a transmit-time interval associated with a synchronous wireless communication system;
detecting, by the radio component, that a medium associated with an asynchronous communication system is available;
in response to the detecting, the radio component transmitting the transmit data on the medium during the transmit-time interval,
receiving, from the baseband component, a fifth indication associated with enabling a channel-sensing mechanism of the radio component;
in response to the fifth indication, enabling the channel-sensing mechanism;
receiving, from the baseband component, a sixth indication that the medium associated with the asynchronous communication system is available; and
in response to the sixth indication, determining to refrain from transmitting the transmit data.

US Pat. No. 10,425,955

BEARER SETUP METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An evolved Node B (eNB), comprising:a receiver, the receiver configured to:
receive a request message transmitted by a user equipment, wherein the request message is used to request setup of a transmission bearer for transmitting a data packet of a service, and the request message comprises a parameter of the service; and
receive, from a control node, admission parameter information of the control node, wherein the admission parameter information comprises at least one of load information, bandwidth information, capacity information, or a supported service parameter of the control node; and
at least one processor, the at least one processor configured to:
determine, based on the parameter of the service from the user equipment and the admission parameter information from the control node, whether to set up the transmission bearer with the user equipment; and
in response to determining to set up the transmission bearer, generate a response message, wherein the response message comprises configuration information of the transmission bearer, and the configuration information is used to set up the transmission bearer between the eNB and the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,425,953

HOST DEVICE PREVENTING DISTORTION OF OPTICAL SIGNAL DUE TO NONLINEAR NOISE, AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM INCLUDING THE HOST DEVICE

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of processing an analog electrical signal to be performed by a host device connected to remote radio heads (RRHs), the method comprising:receiving analog electrical signals respectively from the RRHs;
allocating, to an intermediate frequency, the analog electrical signals by intermediate frequency converters respectively corresponding to the RRHs;
multiplexing, by a channel aggregator, the analog electrical signals allocated to the intermediate frequency;
performing, by a precompensator, a precompensation on an analog electrical signal obtained through the multiplexing to remove a second-order nonlinear intermodulation distortion component and a harmonic component with a frequency greater than or equal to the intermediate frequency which are generated in an analog optical link connected to the host device; and
converting, by an analog, optical transmitter, an analog electrical signal obtained through the precompensation to an analog optical signal to be output to the analog optical link.

US Pat. No. 10,425,941

METHOD FOR DE-CONFIGURING A CELL FROM PUCCH RESOURCE IN A CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a Secondary Cell (SCell) with a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource;
receiving Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling informing the UE that the PUCCH resource is released from the SCell, wherein the RRC signaling includes a value of a deactivation timer associated with the SCell;
setting the deactivation timer associated with the SCell to the value included in the RRC signaling;
releasing the PUCCH resource from the SCell according to the RRC signaling;
re-activating the SCell;
starting the deactivation timer associated with the SCell; and
triggering Power Headroom Reporting (PHR) of the SCell after reactivation of the SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,425,937

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL BY FULL-DUPLEX BASE STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

11. A base station apparatus in a wireless communication system, the base station comprising:a receiver; and
a processor configured to control the receiver,
wherein the processor is configured to respectively receive uplink signals repeated K times in K time intervals and transmit (K-N) downlink signals in (K-N) time intervals while receiving the uplink signals in the K time intervals, and
wherein among the K time intervals, the N time intervals are used for cancelling an interference, which one or more user equipments that transmit the uplink signals cause to one or more user equipments that receive the downlink signals, and
wherein the cancelling of the interference is performed in such a manner that the one or more user equipments that receive the downlink signals eliminate signal components received in the N time intervals when decoding the (K-N) downlink signals.

US Pat. No. 10,425,935

CONFIGURING A NOMINAL NUMBER OF RESOURCE ELEMENTS IN A DATA CHANNEL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, downlink control information;
receiving a data transmission assigned by the downlink control information;
determining a number of resource elements per physical resource block based at least in part on the downlink control information, wherein the number of resource elements per physical resource block is determined based at least in part on a reference signal overhead indicated by the downlink control information or a number of physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) symbols allocated by the downlink control information; and
processing the data transmission based at least in part on the determined number of resource elements per physical resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,425,923

UPLINK CHANNEL MULTIPLEXING AND WAVEFORM SELECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying one or more channel parameters at a user equipment (UE);
identifying an uplink subframe for communication with a base station;
selecting a first waveform associated with a first channel parameter for a transmission of data in the uplink subframe, the first channel parameter comprising a first bandwidth;
selecting a second waveform associated with a second channel parameter for transmission of a reference signal (RS) in the uplink subframe, the second channel parameter different from the first channel parameter and comprising a second bandwidth; and
transmitting the data and the RS in the uplink subframe, the data transmitted according to the selected first waveform and the first channel parameter and the RS transmitted according to the selected second waveform and the second channel parameter, wherein the selected first waveform is different from the selected second waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,425,922

COMMUNICATION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication, comprising:determining a link gain of a user equipment (UE);
selecting a quantity of uplink control symbols, wherein the selection is based on the link gain of the UE, and wherein the selected quantity of uplink control symbols comprises a first set of symbols and a second set of symbols;
selecting a frame format from a first frame format and a second frame format based on the selected quantity of uplink control symbols, wherein the first frame format allocates a first quantity of uplink control symbols and the second frame format allocates a second quantity of uplink control symbols, wherein the first quantity is greater than the second quantity;
selecting a first beam specific to the UE for receiving a sounding reference signal;
selecting a second beam for receiving uplink control information;
receiving the sounding reference signal via the first beam during the first set of symbols in a frame having the selected frame format; and
receiving the uplink control information via the second beam during the second set of symbols in the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,425,914

METHOD AND NETWORK NODE FOR DECIDING A PROBABILITY THAT A FIRST USER EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED IN A BUILDING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for deciding a probability that a first User Equipment, UE, is located in a building, where the network node, the first UE and one or more second UEs operate in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:determining that the one or more second UEs are associated with a respective subscription comprised in a group of subscriptions related to the building, where the one or more second UEs are located in said building;
identifying cell relation metrics in relation to the building for the one or more second UEs associated with the group of subscriptions; and
deciding the probability that the first UE is located in the building based on a cell relation metric of the first UE in relation to the identified cell relation metrics for the one or more second UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,422,741

WAVELENGTH BAND BASED PASSIVE INFRARED GAS IMAGING

1. A method comprising:determining a temperature of a background of a scene and a temperature of a gas in the scene disposed between the background and a thermal imaging system;
identifying a subset of a predetermined absorption spectrum of the gas based on the determined temperatures of the gas and the background;
controlling the thermal imaging system to capture:
a gas infrared (IR) image in response to radiation received in a high absorption wavelength band A for the gas in the predefined absorption spectrum and comprising the subset of the predetermined absorption spectrum, and
a background IR image in response to radiation received in a low absorption wavelength band B for the gas in the predefined absorption spectrum; and
generating a gas-absorption-path-length image, which represents the length of the path of radiation from the background through the gas, based on the gas IR image and the background IR image.

US Pat. No. 10,422,161

MAGNETIC LOCK MECHANISM

1. A lock, comprising:a barrel defining a keyway, the barrel when rotated unlocking the lock;
a plurality of locking cavities each containing a locking ball which is free to move within a respective locking cavity, and each locking ball being movable in response to a respective local magnetic field applied by a magnetic key when positioned within the keyway, whereby the locking ball may take any one of a number of positions within the respective locking cavity and when in one position the locking ball vacates other possible positions;
a locking bar movable between a first locking bar position in which rotation of the barrel is obstructed by the locking bar, and a second locking bar position in which the barrel is free to rotate, the locking bar comprising coded projections which extend into respective locking cavities when the locking bar moves from the first locking bar position to the second locking bar position; and
a code plate shaped in registration with the coded projections of the locking bar such that when the locking bar is in the first locking bar position the code plate and the coded projections of the locking bar form a substantially uninterrupted surface;
wherein the locking balls prevent movement of the locking bar from the first locking bar position to the second locking bar position except when each locking ball has been magnetically moved to a coded position within the respective locking cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,421,694

NANO ENERGETIC MATERIAL COMPOSITE HAVING EXPLOSION CHARACTERISTICS THROUGH OPTICAL IGNITION, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Pusan National University...

1. A nano-energetic material (nEM) composite having an explosion characteristic by optical ignition, the nEM composite comprising:nEM composite powder; and
black powder (BP) mixed with the nEM composite powder and used as a mediator for initial ignition
wherein the BP of the mixed BP and nEMs composite powder is ignited by a laser pointer beam while the nEM is not directly ignited by the laser pointer beam during the initial ignition,
wherein ignition heat from the initial ignition causes the nEM to be continuously ignited and consecutively exploded,
wherein a mass ratio of the mixed BP and the nEM composite powder is BP:nEM=2.3:7.7,
wherein the BP is used as the mediator for the initial ignition under a condition of a laser pointer having a power of <1,500 mW/mm2,
wherein a minimum energy per unit area of the laser pointer beam is 400 mW/mm2 or more for combustion of the mixed BP and nEMs composite powder.

US Pat. No. 10,426,054

INTEGRATED CARD-GUIDE ADAPTER HEAT SINK

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An integrated adapter configured to hold two first circuit card assemblies in a second circuit card assembly space, comprising:a thermally-conductive frame defining a front, a back, a top, a bottom, a left side, a right side, and an inboard region; and
two vertical thermally-conductive guide rails disposed on the front of the thermally-conductive frame in the inboard region, each of the two thermally-conductive guide rails defining a guide rail top, a guide rail bottom, an inboard side, and an outboard side;
wherein:
a channel is formed in each of the two thermally-conductive guide rails, extending from the guide rail top to the guide rail bottom on the respective outboard side, thereby defining a front rail and a back rail;
the front rail and back rail on each of the two thermally-conductive guide rails together are configured to receive and support an edge of a first circuit card assembly;
the thermally-conductive frame is configured to be matably attached to a second circuit card assembly, thereby forming an integrated adapter circuit card;
the integrated adapter circuit card is configured to be positioned in the second circuit card assembly space; and
the second circuit card assembly is larger than the first circuit card assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,426,052

HANDLE, PLUGGABLE MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A handle, comprising:two elastic arms, each of which including a hook section; and
a force-bearing arm, connected between the two elastic arms, wherein the two elastic arms shift toward each other when a force is applied to the force-bearing arm.

US Pat. No. 10,426,046

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

14. A rollable display device configured to extend and retract a rollable display in a first direction, the rollable display device comprising:an upper beam extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the upper beam being attached to a first end of the rollable display;
a lower beam extending in the second direction and attached to the first end of the rollable display, the lower beam being positioned at a lower surface of the rollable display, the first end of the rollable display being fixed between the upper beam and the lower beam,
a roller, the roller being attached to a second end of the rollable display and rotating about an axis that extends in the second direction, the first end of the rollable display being extendable from the roller;
a plurality of thin plates positioned at the lower surface of the rollable display, each of the thin plates extending in the first direction when the rollable display is extended, the thin plates being spaced apart from each other in the second direction; and
wherein:
first ends of each of the thin plates are fixed between the upper beam and the lower beam, the first ends of each of the thin plates having a curvature such that an apex of the curvature is pointed toward the lower beam and edges of the thin plates are disposed adjacent to the upper beam, and
the upper beam includes a plurality of protrusions interposed between the upper beam and the lower beam, the protrusions each protruding toward the lower beam, each of the thin plates having a corresponding one of the protrusions located in the curvature of the first end of the thin plate, and each of the plurality of protrusions has a semi-circular shape in a cross-section view.

US Pat. No. 10,426,037

CIRCUITIZED STRUCTURE WITH 3-DIMENSIONAL CONFIGURATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An electronic structure comprising:a circuitized cap structure comprising:
a unitary, shaped support substrate formed of a cured thermosetting material, the unitary, shaped support substrate being a rigid, shaped support substrate formed to a non-planar, 3-dimensional configuration in the form of a cap with an outwardly extending flange at an open end of the cap; and
an electric circuit comprising at least one layer of electrically conductive material arranged on the unitary, shaped support substrate on an inner surface of the cap and on a surface of the outwardly extending flange, the electric circuit comprising a first security circuit fence on the inner surface of the cap;
a carrier substrate supporting an electronic device on a main surface thereof, the carrier substrate including a further electric circuit on the main surface of the carrier substrate supporting the electronic device, the further electric circuit comprising a second security circuit fence on the main surface of the carrier substrate supporting the electric device; and
wherein the surface of the outwardly extending flange of the circuitized cap structure is sealed to the main surface of the carrier substrate, enclosing the electronic device between the circuitized cap structure and the carrier substrate, the first security circuit fence and the second security circuit fence defining a secure volume about the electronic device, with the first security circuit fence being configured to protect against tampering through the circuitized cap structure into the secure volume, including through the outwardly extending flange, and the second security circuit fence being configured to protect against tampering through the carrier substrate into the secure volume, and wherein the first and second security circuit fences, in part, face each other across the secure volume.

US Pat. No. 10,426,000

ELECTRONIC OVEN WITH REFLECTIVE ENERGY STEERING

The Markov Corporation, ...

1. An electronic oven with a set of reflective elements for controlling a distribution of microwave energy in the electronic oven, comprising:a chamber;
a microwave energy source coupled to an injection port in the chamber;
a set of actuators connected to the set of reflective elements;
a controller that controls the set of actuators;
wherein the microwave energy source applies an electromagnetic wave with a dominant wavelength to the chamber;
wherein the set of reflective elements are held above a surface of the chamber by the set of actuators;
wherein the set of reflective elements are non-radiative elements;
wherein the controller repositions the set of reflective elements via the set of actuators;
wherein the controller stores instructions that independently cause a repositioning of each reflective element in the set of reflective elements using the set of actuators; and
wherein the set of actuators and the set of reflective elements are each sets of at least three units.

US Pat. No. 10,425,992

CONNECTOR FOR A FLUID LINE

NORMA GERMANY GMBH, Main...

1. A connector for a fluid line comprising:a housing having an outlet opening arranged in an outlet section;
a plug projecting out of the outlet opening;
a connecting piece configured to be connected to a tube;
a connection geometry configured to be connected to a mating element;
a heating device comprising a heating rod guided through the plug and the outlet opening to an outside of the housing;
at least one electrical connection line connected to the heating rod;
the outlet section being provided with an injection molding compound covering the outlet opening; and
a separating element being in the form of a cap or an inverse cup arranged between the injection molding compound and the plug, the separating element covering the plug and a gap between the plug and the housing and radially encloses the plug;
the heating rod not extending through the separating element and having an end positioned within the separating element;
the at least one connection line extending from the end of the heating rod and through an opening of the separating element; and
the opening being surrounded by a circumferential rounded beading.

US Pat. No. 10,425,988

NETWORK CODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELIABLE COMMUNICATION IN LORA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A network coding apparatus, comprising:a network server connected to an end node over a network to receive a packet transmitted by the end node in a long-range sub-GHz module (“LoRa”) communication system;
a stationary gateway positioned between the network server and the end node to deliver the packet, transmitted by the end node, to the network server;
a temporary gateway positioned between the stationary gateway and the end node to deliver the packet, transmitted by the end node, to the stationary gateway; and
wherein when the temporary gateway is an active state, the temporary gateway wiretaps a packet transmission of the end node or a different temporary gateway, stores the packet transmission in a packet, and delivers the packet in response to a request from the network server.

US Pat. No. 10,425,974

CONFIGURING RANDOM ACCESS CHANNELS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for use in a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving, from a network, an indication of which synchronization signal (SS) blocks of an SS burst set are being transmitted by the network;
determining to restrict transmission of a random access preamble during at least a portion of the SS burst set, the determining based on whether the wireless device is operating in a paired spectrum or an unpaired spectrum,
wherein determining whether to restrict transmission of the random access preamble comprises considering the restriction switched off in response to determining that the wireless device is operating in a frequency division duplex (FDD) system, and
wherein determining whether to restrict transmission of the random access preamble comprises considering the restriction switched on in response to determining that the wireless device is operating in a time division duplex (TDD) system; and
transmitting the random access preamble during a time that transmission of the random access preamble is not restricted.

US Pat. No. 10,425,956

LINK SCHEDULING SYSTEM AND METHOD

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A system for managing links in a wireless communication network, the system comprising:a central controller configured to determine an initial schedule according to at least a global parameter, wherein the global parameter is indicative of one or more global aspects of the wireless communication network, the one or more global aspects being reflective of global network demand of the wireless communication network, the initial schedule defining initial management of the links, each of the links permitting data transmission between a pair of nodes when activated;
a first scheduler configured to control a first subset of the links, the first scheduler further configured to receive information indicative of the initial schedule from the central controller, the initial schedule defining initial management of the links;
a second scheduler configured to control a second subset of the links; and
the first scheduler configured to modify the initial schedule based on interactive negotiation with the second scheduler, thereby generating a modified schedule defining modified management of the links, the first scheduler further configured to transmit instructions to activate the first subset of links according to the modified schedule and the second scheduler configured to transmit instructions to activate the second subset of links according to the modified schedule;
the first scheduler further configured to receive a set of constraints, wherein the set of constraints limit modifications that can be made to the initial schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,425,946

WIRELESS STATION STEERING BASED ON STATION DATA EXCHANGE CAPACITY

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method, in an access point of a data communication network, for steering wireless stations based on station data exchange capacity, the method comprising the steps of:detecting a probe request data packet from a wireless station seeking to join a channel of the plurality of channels supported by the access point;
determining dual-band capability of the wireless station as indicated by the probe request, and assigning the wireless station to a low throughput channel responsive to not having dual-band capability;
responsive to having dual-band capability, determining a high throughput capability of the wireless station as indicated by the probe request;
responsive to having dual-band capability and high throughput capability, assigning the wireless station to a high throughput channel;
responsive to having dual-band capability and not having high throughput capability, assigning the wireless station to a low throughput channel; and
generating a probe response data packet for transmission to the wireless station, the probe response comprising a channel assignment of at least one of the low throughput channel and the high throughput channel.

US Pat. No. 10,425,939

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED SIGNAL ANALYSIS AND REPORTING AMONG RF RECEIVER DEVICES

1. A method comprising:receiving signal receive level data from a plurality of signal receivers, the signal receive level data associated with an original signal comprising content from a specific content server, the original signal transmitted to the plurality of signal receivers via a satellite;
receiving an alternate signal from the specific content server, the alternate signal comprising the same data from the specific content server as the original signal;
determining if a signal receive level is below a minimum signal receive level required to display content with a limited amount of pixilation and audio distortion;
determining whether an alternate signal path has available bandwidth to support transmission of the alternate signal in response to determining that the signal receive level is lower than expected;
transmitting an instruction to one of the plurality of signal receivers, the instruction comprising an indication that the alternate signal is to be received via the alternate signal path in response to determining that the alternate signal path has available bandwidth to support transmission of the alternate signal, the instruction further comprising a timer value specifying a period of time that the alternate signal is to be received via the alternate signal path; and
receiving signal receive level data from the one of the plurality of signal receivers, the signal receive level data from the one of the plurality of signal receivers determined by the one of the plurality of signal receivers in response to expiration of the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,425,932

APPARATUS AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire data transmitted from a first terminal device to a base station of a cellular system;
control transmission of the acquired data from the base station to a second terminal device of the cellular system without transmitting the acquired data to a gateway based on a table stored in the base station, the table including pairs of identification information of the base station and of the second terminal device, the gateway being configured to perform data transfer in the cellular system;
control transmission of information related to the data to the gateway or a specific node; and
control transmission of the acquired data from the base station to the second terminal device without transmitting the acquired data to the gateway only when the identification information of the second terminal device is in the table.

US Pat. No. 10,425,927

COMMUNICATION METHOD, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus comprising:transmitting circuitry configured to transmit, to a base station apparatus, Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) control information using any one of a first physical uplink control channel format and a second physical uplink control channel format, wherein
whether the first physical uplink control channel format or the second physical uplink control channel format is used is determined based on whether or not a physical downlink shared channel transmission is scheduled only on a specific downlink component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,425,910

LOCALIZATION USING MILLIMETER WAVE COMMUNICATION SIGNALS

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. A millimeter-wave (mmWave) communication system for determining a location of a first device based on a known location of a second device, comprising:a transceiver connected to a set of antennas to communicate beams of mmWaves and to perform an estimation of a channel connecting the first device and the second device by comparing energy of beams communicated using mmWave beamforming over a set of beamforming angles, wherein neighboring beamforming angles in the set of beamforming angles are separated according to a resolution of the beamforming, and wherein values of the set of beamforming angles are independent from an angle of a direction of a dominant path connecting the first and the second device;
a memory to store results of the channels estimation including pairs of beam values, wherein each pair of beam values includes a beamforming angle and an energy of the beam communicated with the beamforming angle; and
a processor operatively connected to the memory and configured to
select from the memory multiple pairs of beam values corresponding to beamforming communication sharing the same dominant path connecting the first device and the second device;
determine a direction of the dominant path by evaluating a beamforming model for the selected pairs of beam values, wherein the beamforming model relates a deviation of a beamforming angle, caused by the resolution of the beamforming, from the dominant path with the energy of the beam transmitted with the beamforming angle and received over the dominant path; and
determine the location of the first device arranged along the direction of the dominant path with respect to the location of the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,425,900

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER CONTROL

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A computer implemented method for operating a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, a configuration of a first group of one or more downlink (DL) signals, each of the DL signals associated with a respective first index, and receiving at least one of a configuration of a second group of one or more open-loop power control (PC) parameters, or a configuration of a third group of one or more closed-loop PC parameters;
receiving, by the UE, a PC configuration, the PC configuration associated with a subset of the first group via the first indices, and associated with at least one of a subset of the second group, or a subset of the third group;
determining, by the UE, a transmit power level in accordance with the PC configuration and a pathloss, the pathloss calculated in accordance with the DL signals in the subset of the first group; and
transmitting, by the UE, a signal on a set of uplink (UL) resources at the transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 10,425,891

POWER MANAGEMENT FOR REMOTE ANTENNA UNITS IN DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method of operating a remote unit in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:receiving downlink optical communications signals at the remote unit;
receiving an available power budget for at least one powered port configured to provide power to at least one power-consuming device connected to the at least one powered port based on power required by at least one power-consuming remote unit module;
determining a device class of the at least one power-consuming device connected to the at least one powered port;
enabling power for the at least one powered port if the available power budget is sufficient to power the at least one power-consuming device of the device class connected to the at least one powered port;
disabling power for the at least one powered port if the available power budget is not sufficient to power the at least one power-consuming device of the device class; and
transmitting radio frequency (RF) downlink signals into a coverage area.

US Pat. No. 10,424,194

PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION SYSTEM USING BEACON SIGNAL

PASSNET CO., LTD., Gyeon...

1. A pedestrian protection system using a beacon signal, comprising:a beacon device mounted on a vehicle to transmit the beacon signal;
a beacon signal receiver configured to receive the beacon signal transmitted by the beacon device of the vehicle;
bollard devices disposed adjacent to one side of a crosswalk toward a sidewalk where a person waits to cross a street at the crosswalk in such a way as to face each other and configured to detect a pedestrian who enters the crosswalk or a waiting pedestrian waiting at the sidewalk;
a pedestrian display device configured to display a pedestrian or the waiting pedestrian so that a driver of the vehicle is capable of identifying the pedestrian or waiting pedestrian;
a lighting device configured to brighten the crosswalk or the sidewalk;
a speaker configured to notify the pedestrian or the waiting pedestrian of an approaching of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to identify the approaching of the vehicle based on the beacon signal received from the beacon signal receiver, to receive information about the pedestrian or waiting pedestrian from the bollard devices, and to control operations of the pedestrian display device and the lighting device,
wherein the bollard devices comprises:
a pedestrian identification sensor configured to comprise a first pedestrian identification sensor having a first light-emitting unit and a first light-receiving unit and a second pedestrian identification sensor having a second light-emitting unit and a second light-receiving unit and horizontally spaced apart from the first pedestrian identification sensor and installed on a body of the bollard devices to detect a pedestrian who enters the crosswalk from the sidewalk and a pedestrian who enters the sidewalk from the crosswalk;
a waiting pedestrian identification sensor installed on the body of the bollard devices to identify whether the waiting pedestrian is present in the sidewalk adjacent to the crosswalk; and
a sensor operation controller configured to drive the pedestrian identification sensor and waiting pedestrian identification sensor or stop operations of the pedestrian identification sensor and waiting pedestrian identification sensor in response to an operation signal received from the controller, and
wherein the controller comprises:
a beacon signal identification unit configured to receive information about the reception of the beacon signal from the beacon signal receiver;
a pedestrian identification unit configured to receive first and second sensing signals from the first and second pedestrian identification sensors of the bollard devices and to identify whether a pedestrian who crosses the street at the crosswalk by calculating a number of pedestrians who have entered the crosswalk from the sidewalk and a number of pedestrians who have entered the sidewalk from the crosswalk;
a waiting pedestrian identification unit configured to identify whether the waiting pedestrian is present in the sidewalk adjacent to the crosswalk based on a sensing signal received from the waiting pedestrian identification sensor of the bollard devices;
a pedestrian display device operation unit configured to turn on the pedestrian display device of a lights-out state so that the driver of the vehicle approaching the crosswalk is capable of identifying a pedestrian who crosses the street at the crosswalk or the waiting pedestrian in the sidewalk adjacent to the crosswalk when a beacon signal is received and the presence of the pedestrian or waiting pedestrian is identified;
a vehicle approaching warning unit configured to notify the pedestrian or waiting pedestrian of the approaching of the vehicle through the speaker when the beacon signal is received;
a light operation unit configured to turn on the light device of a lights-out state so that the light device brightens the pedestrian or the waiting pedestrian when the beacon signal is received; and
a device operation controller configured to provide an operation signal when the beacon signal receiver or the bollard devices is driven and to provide a release signal when an operation of the beacon signal receiver or the bollard devices is stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,422,944

MULTI-STAGE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR A LUMINAIRE

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. An optical waveguide, comprising:a first waveguide portion; and
a second waveguide portion adjacent to and separate from the first waveguide portion;
wherein the first and second waveguide portions each comprise light coupling portions that are at least partially aligned and each light coupling portion is adapted to directly receive light developed by a light source;
wherein the light coupling portions comprise one or more interior coupling cavities;
wherein the first waveguide portion further comprises a first major surface with light direction features and a second major surface opposite the first major surface, the second waveguide portion further comprises a third major surface proximate the second major surface with an air gap disposed therebetween and a fourth major surface opposite the third major surface wherein the fourth major surface comprises an inner cavity extending therein to a flange surrounding the inner cavity;
wherein light is emitted from the flange and the inner cavity; and
wherein light exiting the second major surface is directed through the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,422,939

WAVEGUIDE HAVING UNIDRECTIONAL ILLUMINANCE

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A display lighting element for viewing of an object disposed therein, comprising:a luminaire comprising:
a transparent optical waveguide comprising a primary light-emitting surface and a secondary surface opposite the primary light-emitting surface;
a light source coupled to the transparent optical waveguide; and
a plurality of light extraction features disposed on the primary light-emitting surface; and
wherein the plurality of light extraction features comprises a first portion adjacent to the primary light-emitting surface and a second portion distal from the primary light-emitting surface, wherein the first portion comprises a truncated hemispherical shape in cross section and the second portion comprises one of a truncated conical shape and a cylindrical shape in cross section such that the plurality of light extraction features develop a directional illumination distribution through the primary light-emitting surface in a direction away from the secondary surface onto the object displayed,
a display case comprising a housing wherefrom the display lighting element is suspended;
wherein the object is viewable through the secondary surface and the primary light-emitting surface by a direct line-of-sight.

US Pat. No. 10,422,503

ONE-PIECE MULTI-LENS OPTICAL MEMBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:a heat-sink structure having a mounting surface supporting a circuit board with a plurality of spaced apart LED light sources on the circuit board; and
a one-piece optical member over the circuit board and having a carrier portion and a plurality of lenses each with an outward lens flange surrounding a light-transmitting portion which is formed by a plurality of layers and has an asymmetric inner surface defining a pair of cavities with at least one of the plurality of layers at least partially extending between the pair of cavities, a portion of the inner-surface which defines one of the cavities is at least partially formed by another of the plurality of layers which is bonded to the at least one layer extending between the pair of cavities, the carrier portion at least partially overlapping the outward flange of each of the lenses.

US Pat. No. 10,420,420

SLIDE RAIL BRACKET

MARTAS PRECISION SLIDE CO...

1. A slide rail bracket used to be installed on a slide rail to fix the slide rail onto a rack column of a rack, comprising:a main body including a front end and a rear end, an accommodating portion provided inside, two through holes disposed at the front end of the main body, wherein the two through holes are parallel to each other and extend from the front end thereof to the accommodating portion;
a slide component including a slide block and two positioning bolts, wherein the slide block is slidably disposed in the accommodating portion and is slidable back and forth along a direction parallel to the two through holes; the two positioning bolts are disposed on the front end of the slide block and respectively penetrate into the two through holes; when the slide block is moved near the front end of the main body, the two positioning bolts protrude from the outer side of the front end of the main body;
a first diameter portion and a second diameter portion respectively provided at the front end of the two positioning bolts, wherein the first diameter portion and the second diameter portion are coaxial with each other, and the diameter of first diameter portion is smaller than the diameter of second diameter portion, and the first diameter portion is disposed at the front end of second diameter portion; and
at least one elastic member disposed between the accommodating portion and the slide block, and used to push the slide block to move toward the front of the main body;
wherein a toggle portion is provided on a side surface of the slide block, an opening portion is disposed on a side of the main body corresponding to the toggle portion, and the toggle portion is exposed from the opening portion so that the slide component is capable of being moved by toggling the toggle portion through the opening portion;
wherein the two positioning bolts are detachably disposed on the slide block, the front end of the slide block has two connecting plates substantially perpendicular to the two positioning bolts, the rear ends of the two positioning bolts are respectively provided with a connecting slot corresponding to the positions of two connecting plates, and the widths of two connecting slots complement the two connecting plates so that the two connecting plates engage in the two connecting slots to combine the two positioning bolts on the front end of the slide block.

US Pat. No. 10,426,060

MODULAR MASS STORAGE SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a chassis, having an inlet end and an exhaust end, that at least partially encompasses a chassis interior;
two or more vertically-oriented backplanes coupled in the chassis interior;
two or more mass storage devices installed on at least one vertically-oriented backplane of the two or more vertically-oriented backplanes, wherein respective lengths of the two or more mass storage devices installed on the at least one vertically-oriented backplane extend away, in a perpendicular direction, from the at least one vertically-oriented backplane; and
an air plenum in the chassis interior extending horizontally from the inlet end toward the exhaust end, above or below the two or more vertically-oriented backplanes,
wherein the two or more vertically-oriented backplanes are arranged in the chassis interior such that one or more vertically-oriented air passages are formed between respective ones of the vertically-oriented backplanes, wherein the one or more vertically-oriented air passages are configured to supply or receive a vertically-directed airflow from the air plenum to remove heat from the two or more mass storage devices installed on the at least one vertically-oriented backplane.

US Pat. No. 10,426,058

COLD PLATE ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL CABINET

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A cold plate assembly for an electrical cabinet, comprising:a main body part comprising a plurality of channels and a plurality of accommodation grooves,
wherein the plurality of channels is configured to circulate a liquid cooling medium,
wherein the plurality of accommodation grooves is located on a first upper surface of the main body part,
wherein the main body part comprises a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet fluidly coupled to the plurality of channels,
wherein the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet are located on a side surface of the main body part that is crosswise to the first upper surface,
and wherein the main body part is made of a material containing aluminum and plastic;
a plurality of sealing parts,
wherein each sealing part of the plurality of sealing parts is disposed in a corresponding accommodation groove of the plurality of accommodation grooves; and
a plurality of mounting parts positioned above the plurality of sealing parts,
wherein a lower surface of each mounting part of the plurality of mounting parts faces the main body part,
a second upper surface of each mounting part of the plurality of mounting parts is configured to couple to a substrate of an electronic device to be cooled by the liquid cooling medium and to fluidly isolate the substrate from the liquid cooling medium,
and wherein the plurality of mounting parts is made of copper.

US Pat. No. 10,426,040

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT

1. A method for producing a printed circuit board element comprising the steps of:(a) providing a plurality of electronic components with each having a connection side comprising a plurality of electrical contacts or a conductive layer;
(b) affixing the plurality of electronic components directly on a plastic film as a temporary carrier with each of the plurality of electronic components being spaced apart from each other;
(c) affixing a first composite layer comprising at least a carrier and an electrically conductive layer on a side of the plurality of electronic components that is opposite to the plastic film with the electrically conductive layer disposed between the carrier and the plurality of electronic components and with the electrically conductive layer extending over a space between the plurality of spaced apart electronic components;
(d) detaching the plastic film from the plurality of electronic components; and
(e) introducing insulating material into spaces between the plurality of electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,426,032

MULTILAYER WIRING STRUCTURE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A multilayer wiring structure comprising:a first conductive pattern provided in a first wiring layer, the first conductive pattern including a first main conductive layer;
an interlayer insulating film covering the first wiring layer, the interlayer insulating film having an opening for exposing a part of the first conductive pattern; and
a second conductive pattern provided in a second wiring layer and connected to the first conductive pattern through the opening,
wherein the second conductive pattern includes a seed layer contacting the interlayer insulating film and a second main conductive layer provided on the seed layer, the second main conductive layer being formed of the same metal material as the first main conductive layer, and
wherein the seed layer is removed at least at a part of a bottom portion of the opening, thereby the first and second main conductive layers are brought into contact with each other at least at the part of the bottom portion of the opening without the seed layer being interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,426,026

STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTED BY SHEET

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A structure constructed by a sheet, comprising:a sheet body, having a plurality of enclosed paths, wherein a plurality of slits and a plurality of connection portions are disposed along each of the enclosed paths, and each of the connection portions is located between two adjacent slits, and
wherein the sheet body is flexible, the slits form a plurality of extended openings in an extended state, and at least one of the extended openings is a symmetric opening, such that the sheet body is extended to foul? the structure, the structure constructs a stereoscopic curved surface, and the connection portions are arranged along a plurality of contour lines on the stereoscopic curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,426,012

LIGHTING CIRCUIT AND VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A lighting circuit which is configured to drive a light emitting unit including a first light source and a second light source connected in series, the lighting circuit comprising:a first pin which is connected to one end of the first light source;
a second pin which is connected to a connection node of the first light source and the second light source;
a third pin which is connected to one end of the second light source;
a drive circuit which is configured to supply a drive current to the light emitting unit;
a bypass switch which is provided between the second pin and the third pin;
a first resistor which is provided in parallel with the bypass switch between the second pin and the third pin; and
an abnormality detection circuit which is configured to detect abnormality based on a detection voltage generated between the second pin and the third pin when an ON signal is applied to the bypass switch,
wherein the abnormality detection circuit is configured to determine that abnormality occurs if the detection voltage is smaller than a first threshold or greater than a second threshold when the ON signal is applied to the bypass switch, the second threshold is larger than the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,426,006

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising:at least one first carrier with at least two light emitting diodes, wherein the diodes have electrical connections, the electrical connections are led to contact areas, and the contact areas are arranged on an underside of the first carrier; and
a second carrier,
wherein further contact areas are arranged on a top side of the second carrier, the first carrier bears by the underside on the top side of the second carrier and fixedly connects to the second carrier,
wherein an electronic circuit for open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the power supply of the diodes is integrated in the second carrier, at least two zener diodes are arranged in the second carrier, the zener diodes have further electrical connections, each further electrical connection is led to a further contact area, and the further connections of the at least two zener diodes are insulated from one another and an electrically conductive connection of the two zener diodes is produced via an electrical line, and the electrical line is on or in the first carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,425,990

VACUUM PROCESSING DEVICE

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A vacuum processing device comprising:a vacuum chamber;
a substrate support configured to support a substrate in said vacuum chamber;
a heater arranged to face a processing surface of the substrate supported by said substrate support;
a cooler arranged to face a reverse surface of the substrate supported by said substrate support;
a temperature correction unit configured to correct a temperature of a periphery of the substrate in order to reduce a temperature difference between a central portion and the periphery of the substrate by being arranged in a predetermined position between the substrate supported by said substrate support and said cooler when said heater heats the substrate; and
a correction unit moving unit configured to move said temperature correction unit between the predetermined position and a retraction position retracted from the predetermined position,
wherein said substrate support can is configured to move the substrate to a heating position where said heater heats the substrate, and a cooling position where said cooler cools the substrate,
wherein said substrate support includes:
a first support configured to support the substrate in the heating, position; and
a second support configured to receive the substrate supported by said first support in the heating position, and move the substrate to the cooling position,
wherein said correction unit moving unit is configured to have retracted said temperature correction unit to the retraction position in a timing where said second support receives the substrate from the first support in the heating position.

US Pat. No. 10,425,983

RADIO TERMINAL AND BASE STATION FOR WWAN-WLAN AGGREGATION COMMUNICATION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station in a system supporting wireless wide area network (WWAN)-wireless local area network (WLAN) aggregation communication in which a radio terminal performs communication using WWAN communication and WLAN communication simultaneously, the base station comprising:a controller configured to acquire a capability information message from the radio terminal that indicates a function of the radio terminal,
wherein the capability information message comprises:
a first information element indicating whether the radio terminal has a first function that splits a bearer of the radio terminal in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of the WWAN communication for the WWAN-WLAN aggregation communication, and performs the WWAN-WLAN aggregation communication by using the WWAN communication and the WLAN communication for radio communication of the bearer, wherein the base station transmits a part of PDCP packets of the bearer to the radio terminal through the WLAN communication in the WWAN-WLAN aggregation communication, and
a second information element indicating whether the radio terminal has a second function that uses only the WLAN communication for the radio communication of the bearer without splitting the bearer going through the PDCP layer of the WWAN communication, wherein the base station transmits PDCP packets of the bearer to the radio terminal through the WLAN communication.

US Pat. No. 10,425,981

NETWORK-BASED USER IDENTIFICATION

ROKU, INC., Los Gatos, C...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:determining a media access control (MAC) address of a mobile device that has registered with a streaming media device;
transmitting, by the streaming media device, a discovery signal comprising a first address resolution protocol (ARP) signal including the MAC address over a network wherein any devices connected to the network are configured to receive the discovery signal;
determining that no mobile device responds to the first ARP signal;
determining a second MAC address of a second mobile device that has registered with the streaming media device; and
transmitting a second ARP discovery signal indicating the second MAC address;
receiving, by the streaming media device, a response to the second ARP discovery signal corresponding to the second MAC address, wherein the second mobile device is associated with a user of the streaming media device;
determining, based on the response, that the second mobile device is within a threshold vicinity of the streaming media device;
determining one or more user settings corresponding to the user; and
configuring the streaming media device based on the determined one more user settings.

US Pat. No. 10,425,976

IN-VEHICLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for enabling a vehicle accessory system to interface with multiple computing devices, the method comprising, at the vehicle accessory system:establishing a first wireless link with a first computing device, wherein the first computing device streams, over the first wireless link, a first graphical user interface (GUI) generated by the first computing device;
establishing a second wireless link with a second computing device, wherein:
the second computing device streams, over the second wireless link, a second GUI generated by the second computing device, and
the first and second wireless links are concurrently active; and
displaying, in accordance with a display configuration managed by the vehicle accessory system, a third GUI that includes one or more elements associated with the first GUI or the second GUI.

US Pat. No. 10,425,973

RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL SIGNALING ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving a broadcast message including information associated with a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) on one or more subframes in a portion configured for downlink signaling, wherein the broadcast message comprises a contention type indicator, a timing advance indicator, or a combination thereof;
determining
whether contention is in effect for transmission on the PRACH based on the contention type indicator when the broadcast message comprises the contention type indicator,
whether an uplink transmission offset is in effect for transmission on the PRACH based on the timing advance indicator when the broadcast message comprises the timing advance indicator, or
a combination thereof;
transmitting signaling over the PRACH on one or more subframes in a portion configured for uplink signaling based on the determining; and
receiving a PRACH-specific maximum transmission power parameter for a narrowband PRACH waveform that sets a different maximum transmission power than a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH),
wherein the broadcast message is received on a shared communication medium and the signaling is transmitted on the shared communication medium, the shared communication medium being shared by devices of multiple radio access technologies (RATs).

US Pat. No. 10,425,970

PRECODING MANAGEMENT FOR RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a network access device, comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE) during a random access procedure performed by the UE, precoder selection signals from at least two antennas of the UE, at least one of the precoder selection signals comprising a first measurement reference signal (MRS) from a first antenna of the UE;
determining a refined precoding setting based at least in part on the first MRS and the received precoder selection signals; and
transmitting an indication of the refined precoding setting to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,425,967

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,425,965

METHODS FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN RADIO NODES AND USER EQUIPMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method used in a radio node, the method comprising:obtaining a network geometry of a User Equipment (UE) served by the radio node with respect to a coverage served by the radio node, wherein the network geometry indicates locality of the UE in the coverage, and wherein the locality of the UE in the coverage is characterized by a single value measuring a power level difference between a first power level received from the radio node and a second power level received from a neighboring radio node that provides the maximum power level among a set of neighboring radio nodes;
selecting a carrier sensing threshold from a plurality of carrier sensing thresholds for the UE based on the network geometry, the carrier sensing threshold for use in Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) measurement over a radio frequency band applicable for transmitting data to the UE, wherein each of plurality of carrier sensing thresholds is a receiving power threshold and maps to a network geometry range; and
applying the carrier sensing threshold in the LBT measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,425,959

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a first device for transmitting data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information scheduling first data and a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of the control information from a second device;
measuring a reference signal received power (RSRP) of the first data;
selecting a resource to transmit second data by excluding a resource of the first data based on the RSRP of the first data; and
transmitting the second data on the selected resource,
wherein as a result of a transmission of the first data being a retransmission, a resource for an initial transmission is excluded from selecting the resource to transmit the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,425,952

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR A MOBILE DEVICE FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN A FIRST MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A SECOND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

VOLKSWAGEN AG, (DE)

1. A method for a mobile device adapting communication by the mobile device to reduce interference between communication of the mobile device via a first mobile communication system and communication of the mobile device via a second mobile communication system, the method comprising:the mobile device receiving information about a location of one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system and information about a used communication resource of one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system;
the mobile device determining a position of the mobile device based on the information about the location of the one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system; and
the mobile device adapting the communication of the mobile device via the second mobile communication system based on the determined position of the mobile device based on the information about the location of the one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system by adapting a usage of a communication resource of the second mobile communication system based on the information about the used communication resource of the one or more transmitters of the first mobile communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,425,951

FIRST NETWORK NODE, THIRD NETWORK NODE, WIRELESS DEVICE, AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREBY FOR FACILITATING CELL SELECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first network node, the first network node being connected to a second network node serving a wireless device with beamforming in a first cell, the first cell having a second cell as a neighbor cell, each of the first cell and the second cell having a first beamforming configuration for a first use corresponding to a first beam gain, and a second beamforming configuration for a second use corresponding to a second beam gain, the first network node, the second network node and the wireless device operating in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:obtaining, for each of the first cell and the second cell, a first indication of the second beam gain in relation to the first beam gain, the first indication being cell-specific,
determining, based on the first indication obtained for each of the first cell and the second cell, a first value to be applied in a first cell selection procedure between the first cell and the second cell, and
initiating sending at least one of:
i. a second indication of the determined first value, and
ii. a third indication of the obtained first indication,
to at least one of: the wireless device, the second network node, and a third network node operating in the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,425,940

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first message including first information indicating a number of symbols in an uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS) region, second information indicating a number of transmission comb types on subcarriers and third information indicating one of the transmission comb types;
identifying resources for transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) based on the first information, the second information and the third information; and
transmitting the SRS on the identified resources,
wherein, in case that the number of transmission comb types indicated by the second information is 2, the transmission comb type indicated by the third information is one of 2 transmission comb types, and
wherein in a case that the number of transmission comb types indicated by the second information is 4, the transmission comb type indicated by the third information is one of 4 transmission comb types.

US Pat. No. 10,425,920

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA USING PLURALITY OF CARRIERS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving a message including configuration information for configuring a secondary cell from a base station;
determining whether the secondary cell belongs to a first cell group including a primary cell (PCell) or a second cell group including a primary secondary cell (PSCell) for which a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) is configured;
determining, based on the secondary cell belonging to the second cell group, whether the secondary cell is the PSCell;
transmitting, based on the secondary cell being the PSCell, a signal by considering an initial state of the secondary cell to be in an activated state in case that a timer associated with a timing advance group to which the secondary cell belongs is running;
prohibiting, based on the secondary cell not being the PSCell, a transmission of the signal by considering the initial state of the secondary cell to be in a deactivated state; and
receiving a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) based on activating the secondary cell that is not the PSCell for the transmission of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,425,917

LEGACY COMPATIBLE SIGNALING FOR CHANNEL BONDING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
generate a frame including a service field, the service field including channel bonding information, the channel bonding information indicating whether each of a plurality of channels are available for multi-user (MU) communication by a plurality of wireless nodes of a first type, the plurality of wireless nodes of the first type having a first MU communication capability, wherein:
a plurality of bits of the service field are used by the apparatus for scrambler initialization;
the frame is decodable by the plurality of wireless nodes of the first type and one or more wireless nodes of a second type, the one or more wireless nodes of the second type not having the first MU communication capability;
the channel bonding information is interpretable by the plurality of wireless nodes of the first type but not interpretable by the one or more wireless nodes of the second type;
the channel bonding information comprises one or more bits, wherein different values of the one or more bits map to different combinations of channels of the plurality of channels available for MU communication by the plurality of wireless nodes of the first type; and
a number of bits in the one or more bits is based, at least in part, on a channel bandwidth; and
output the frame for transmission; and
a memory coupled with the at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,425,899

MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES IN EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for managing a first mobile computing device in a set of mobile computing devices in an emergency area corresponding to an emergency condition, comprising:receiving, by the first mobile computing device, an emergency message indicative of the emergency condition,
the emergency message being distributed from a management computing system to the set of mobile computing devices in the emergency area;
collecting, by the first mobile computing device, and in response to the emergency message, one or more involvement parameters that correspond to a state of a person in the emergency area and associated with the first mobile computing device;
determining, by the first mobile computing device, an involvement indicator representative of the state of the person according to the one or more involvement parameters;
sending, by the first mobile computing device, the involvement indicator to the management computing system;
controlling, by the first mobile computing device, one or more resources of the first mobile computing device according to the involvement indicator; and
receiving, by the first mobile computing device, a switching message from the management computing system,
the switching message indicative of a switch of the first mobile computing device to a relay role;
assigning, by the first mobile computing device, the relay role to the first mobile computing device in response to the switching message; and
sharing, by the first mobile computing device, a communication functionality of the first mobile computing device with a second mobile computing device in the set of mobile computing devices,
wherein the second mobile computing device has a critical role for communicating with the management computing system.

US Pat. No. 10,425,897

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A transmission power control method performed by a base station of a wireless communication system using multiple antennas, the transmission power control method comprising:transmitting a plurality of reference signals (RS) per a plurality of different vertical angles through an antenna array;
receiving, from a user equipment (UE), channel state information regarding at least one RS among the plurality of RSs; and
transmitting a transmission signal to the UE at a vertical angle identified based on the channel state information, with a transmission power identified based on the vertical angle,
wherein in a precoder codebook used by the base station in transmission of the transmission signal, a plurality of precoding matrices corresponding to the plurality of vertical angles are set.

US Pat. No. 10,425,896

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method used in a base station that operates in a power saving mode, comprising steps of:receiving load information indicating a load status of a neighboring base station, from the neighboring base station;
setting a threshold;
receiving an uplink signal transmitted from a user terminal connected to the neighboring base station; and
starting a process of transitioning from the power saving mode to a normal mode, in response to that a received power of the uplink signal exceeds the threshold, wherein
in the step of setting the threshold, the base station sets the threshold on the basis of the load information received from the neighboring base station,
the load information indicates a load level of the neighboring base station, and
a value of the threshold is set to a lower value as the load level of the neighboring base station increases.

US Pat. No. 10,424,879

HYBRID PLUG CONNECTOR

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A hybrid plug connector for connecting conductor cables of different electronic modules to insulator bodies arranged in an outer casing for receiving a power conductor transmitting a power supply and a shielded data conductor for data transmission for transmitting signals/data of an industrial bus, wherein the power conductor has at least two power lines and the data conductor has at least one data line, wherein the power lines and the data lines are guided in contact parts designed as plugs or sockets and can be coupled via these contacts parts, and wherein the outer casings of the hybrid plug connectors designed as socket or as plug can be joined inside one another for interlocking coupling, and wherein an insulator body designed as a contact carrier receiving means is arranged in each of the plug connectors designed as sockets and plugs, having a contact carrier in a shield housing, the shield housing accommodating a contact carrier which carries forward the data line(s) designed as plug sockets or plug pins in a shielded manner in the plug connector designed as socket or plug, and wherein the couplable contacts form a shape-encoded interlocking connection in the plugged-in state of the connection, wherein the plug sockets or plug pins of the data lines can be inserted with an interlocking fit into recesses of a contact carrier, which is disposed in a trapezium-shaped contact carrier receiving means, and the contact carrier receiving means is equipped with a shield housing which surrounds the contact carrier receiving means in an interlocking fit and carries forward the shielding of the data lines, the free end of which shield housing is either designed as a shoulder or as an overlapping collar for coupling the plug connectors designed as sockets and as plugs.

US Pat. No. 10,424,296

METHODS AND VEHICLES FOR PROCESSING VOICE COMMANDS AND MODERATING VEHICLE RESPONSE

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A method for processing voice inputs at a vehicle, comprising,determining a profile for a user of the vehicle using electronics of the vehicle, the profile being part of a user account, the vehicle provided with wireless communication circuitry for accessing a server over a network for exchanging information regarding the vehicle, use of the vehicle and use of the profile;
receiving via a microphone of the vehicle a voice input provided by the user of the vehicle, the electronics of the vehicle processing the voice input to enable a two-way conversation exchange between the user and the vehicle that is responsive to the voice input;
accessing, by electronics of the vehicle, data for learned behavior over time of the user, the learned behavior being associated to the profile for the user;
processing the voice input to identify a type of command, the type of command being one of an instruction to make a change to a setting associated with the vehicle or a request for interfacing with a remote service over the network;
identifying a vehicle response for implementing the type of command identified for the voice input; and
processing, by the electronics of the vehicle, the vehicle response, the vehicle response being modified based at least in part on the learned behavior of the user, such that the vehicle response being modified customizes the vehicle response for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,423,774

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING SECURE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS BETWEEN VIRTUAL MACHINES

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method for establishing a secure communication channel between at least two virtual machines, comprising:generating, by a first virtual machine, an encryption key compatible with a symmetric encryption algorithm and storing the encryption key in a memory of the first virtual machine;
generating a second virtual machine by performing a virtual machine forking operation on the first virtual machine, wherein a memory of the generated second virtual machine contains the encryption key, and wherein the virtual machine forking operation comprises:
generating, by the first virtual machine, a unique identifier associated with the first virtual machine;
communicating, by the first virtual machine, a request to a virtual machine manager to generate the second virtual machine by cloning the first virtual machine; and
assigning, by the virtual machine manager, parent or clone status to the at least two virtual machines;
receiving, by one of the at least two virtual machines, a communication transmitted by another of the at least two virtual machines, wherein the communication comprises data encrypted using the encryption key; and
decrypting the data, by the recipient virtual machine, using the encryption key.

US Pat. No. 10,422,513

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING INTERCONNECTED PARTS

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A semiconductor lighting device comprising:at least one first part having:
at least one undercut; and
a periphery formed as a bead; and
at least one second part having at least one projection that is generally annular in shape, running circumferentially along an interior of the at least one second part with respect to a longitudinal axis of the at least one first part;
wherein the at least one first part and the at least one second part are arranged such that a cavity is formed between the at least one first part and the at least one second part, wherein the cavity is at least partially filled with a potting compound such that:
the at least one projection, the bead, and the at least one first part are at least partially embedded into the potting compound; and
the at least one undercut is filled with the potting compound;
wherein the at least one first part and the at least one second part are positively interconnected by the potting compound in an interlocking manner and only by the potting compound, wherein the positive interconnection is maintained even if the potting compound has no or no longer a bonding effect or an adhesive effect; and
wherein the potting compound does not occlude, in part or in whole, an opening of an end portion of the at least one first part.

US Pat. No. 10,421,882

POLYSILOXANE BASED COATING COMPOSITIONS

The Government of the Uni...

1. An epoxy-polysiloxane prepolymer composition, comprising:a mixture of polysiloxane oligomers having at least two epoxy groups and is hydroxyl group free, comprising
and
wherein R1 and R2 are selected from alkyl, aryl, and arylene side chains having 1 to 6 carbon atoms and,
wherein n is 1 to about 50;
at least one siloxane with one epoxy group as reactive diluent;
at least one amine;
at least one pigment and/or at least one filler;
at least one pigment dispersing agent; and
at least one defoamer.

US Pat. No. 10,421,411

HEADREST-MOUNTED MONITOR

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A monitor, comprising:a housing having a cavity that defines a storage space and having a first hinge portion, the first hinge portion comprising a slot;
a screen structure substantially the same size and shape as the storage space, the screen structure having a front face and a back face, the screen structure configured to attach to the housing such that the screen structure can pivot between a first configuration and a second configuration, the screen structure having a second hinge portion, the second hinge portion comprising a planar structure which is slidable within the slot, the second hinge portion cooperating with the first hinge portion to pivotably secure the screen structure to the housing when the planar structure is disposed within the slot, the planar structure being pivotally secured at one end to the screen structure, the other end being slidably mounted within the slot; and
at least one speaker within an interior of the screen structure.

US Pat. No. 10,426,050

HOME SECURITY DEVICE ASSEMBLY FOR DIRECT MAIL PACKAGES

Roo Inc., New York, NY (...

1. A home security device assembly for mailing by direct mail package, the home security device assembly comprising:a first panel, wherein the first panel is characterized by a rectangular shape, wherein the first panel having a ledge extending from a first side of the first panel, wherein plane of the ledge is orthogonal to plane of the first panel, wherein the first panel having a hollow circular tapered intrusion, wherein the hollow circular tapered intrusion is characterized by a first circular base and a second circular base, wherein radius of the first circular base is greater than radius of the second circular base, wherein the first circular base is coplanar with plane of the first panel, wherein the first circular base is at least in a single point contact with each of a second side of the first panel, a third side of the first panel and a fourth side of the first panel, wherein the second circular base is offset from plane of the first panel, wherein direction of intrusion of the hollow circular tapered intrusion and direction of extension of plane of the ledge are identical and parallel;
a second panel, wherein the second panel is characterized by rectangular shape, wherein dimensions of the rectangular shape of the second panel is identical to corresponding dimensions of the rectangular shape of the first panel, wherein the second panel having a first side, a second side, a third side and a fourth side, wherein the second panel having a continuous ledge extending from three sides of the second panel, wherein the three sides of the second panel are the second side, the third side and the fourth side, wherein the continuous ledge having a first extended section, a second extended section and a third extended section, wherein plane of each extended section of the continuous ledge is orthogonal to plane of the second panel, wherein the first panel and the second panel snap fittingly engage to enable a substantially cuboidal housing for the home security device assembly;
an electrical components sub-assembly, wherein the substantially cuboidal housing encapsulates a first section of the electrical components sub-assembly, wherein the electrical components sub-assembly comprising:
a printed circuit board, wherein plane of the printed circuit board is parallel to plane of the first panel and the second panel, wherein the printed circuit board comprising a first side, a second side, a third side and a fourth side, wherein longitudinal dimension of the second side of the printed circuit board is at most half of longitudinal dimension of the second side of the first panel;
at least one sensor, wherein the at least one sensor is substantially of cylindrical shape with a flat circular end and a hemispherical end, wherein the flat circular end of the cylindrical shape of the at least one sensor is affixed on the printed circuit board with plane of the flat circular end parallel to plane of the first panel;
an LED, wherein the LED is affixed on the printed circuit board such that normal to plane of the printed circuit board is orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the LED;
a push button, wherein the push button is characterized by a cuboidal base with a circular cavity centered at geometrical center of a first face of the cuboidal base, wherein the circular cavity receiving a cylindrical section, wherein normal to the first face of the cuboidal base is along longitudinal direction of the cylindrical section, wherein the circular cavity of the cuboidal base enables to and from motion of the cylindrical section in direction parallel to plane of the first panel, wherein a second face succeeding the first face of the cuboidal base is affixed on the printed circuit board such that the second face is parallel to plane of the first panel; and
a pair of AA batteries, wherein a first end face of each battery of the pair of AA batteries is affixed on the first side of the printed circuit board such that normal to plane of the printed circuit board is orthogonal to longitudinal direction of the pair of AA batteries,
wherein physical measurements of the home security device assembly comply with requirements of direct mail package, wherein the home security device assembly is characterized by a length, a width, a depth and a weight.

US Pat. No. 10,426,048

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ACCOMMODATING HOUSING AND METHOD OF ATTACHING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

13. An electronic device accommodating housing for accommodating an electronic device, the housing being adapted to be attached to an attachment member by a plurality of fastening members and comprising:a case main body on which the electronic device is mounted; and
a case cover that is engaged with the case main body to cover the electronic device, wherein:
one of the case main body and the case cover includes a reference hole and a plurality of release holes that permit the case main body or the case cover to be fixed to the attachment member;
one of the plurality of fastening members fastened to the attachment member passes through the reference hole;
an entire circumference of the reference hole is closed;
the rest of the plurality of fastening members passes through a corresponding one of the plurality of release holes; and
a region of each of the plurality of release holes on its circumference is opened to outside in a planar view such that each of the plurality of release holes has an open end when viewed in the planar view, each of the plurality of release holes extending in a first direction away from the open end when viewed in the planar view, each of the plurality of release holes being configured to deform when an impact is applied to the electronic device accommodating housing in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction when viewed in the planar view so that a corresponding one of the rest of the plurality of fastening members passing through the release hole falls out of the release hole when the impact is applied to the electronic device accommodating housing, wherein:
one of the plurality of release holes is a first release hole which is formed such that a corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members passing through the first release hole is movable in the first release hole in the first direction perpendicular to a penetrating direction of the corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members;
a width of the first release hole has approximately a same size as a shaft diameter of the corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members passing through the first release hole;
when the impact is applied to the electronic device accommodating housing, the corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members passing through the first release hole falls out of the first release hole to outside;
each of the rest of the plurality of release holes is a second release hole which is formed such that a corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members passing through the second release hole is movable in the first direction and is movable in the second direction perpendicular to both of the penetrating direction of the corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members and the first direction;
a width of the second release hole is larger than the width of the first release hole;
when the impact is applied to the electronic device accommodating housing, the corresponding one of the plurality of fastening members passing through the second release hole falls out of the second release hole to outside;
the case main body formed to have a rectangular shape when viewed in the planar view;
the reference hole and the second release hole are located at respective ends of the same side of a pair of sides of the case main body that are opposed to each other in the first direction;
the reference hole is only one reference hole provided further in the second direction than the release hole;
the second direction accords with a direction in which a connector attached to the electronic device opens; and
the first release hole is located on a diagonal line of the case main body with respect to the reference hole.

US Pat. No. 10,426,043

METHOD OF THIN FILM ADHESION PRETREATMENT

1. A method of thin film adhesion pretreatment, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate having a first surface, the substrate including SiO2 glass phase particles and particles of at least one other material; and
preferentially removing some of the glass phase particles from the substrate via ion milling the first surface of the substrate so that most of the particles of the at least one other material are unremoved for improving the thin film adhesion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,036

POWER TUBE CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF POWER AMPLIFIER AND POWER AMPLIFIER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A circuit, comprising:a substrate;
a printed circuit board covering an upper surface of the substrate; and
a power tube of a power amplifier;
wherein the printed circuit board comprises a through groove configured to allow the power tube to pass through;
wherein the substrate comprises a mounting groove cut into the upper surface of the substrate at a location that corresponds to the through groove;
wherein one end of the power tube extends through the through groove, is welded to a bottom face of the mounting groove, and abuts a side wall of the mounting groove; and
wherein the mounting groove comprises a solder flux escape channel disposed in the side wall of the mounting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,426,034

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE MODULE AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A circuit substrate module included in a single display device having a single screen, the circuit substrate module comprising:a plurality of substrates which are arranged in a matrix, and on at least some of which circuit components are mounted;
a plurality of first flexible substrates, each of which is arranged between two adjacent substrates in a row direction among the plurality of substrates, and connects the two adjacent substrates in the row direction; and
a plurality of second flexible substrates, each of which is arranged between two adjacent substrates in a column direction among the plurality of substrates, and connects the two adjacent substrates in the column direction,
wherein, in each row of substrates among the plurality of substrates, a plurality of lines respectively provided to substrates in the row of substrates and a plurality of lines respectively provided to first flexible substrates which connect the substrates in the row of substrates form a first electric path which extends from a substrate located at a first end of the row of substrates to a substrate located at a second end of the row of substrates, and
in each column of substrates among the plurality of substrates, a plurality of lines respectively provided to substrates in the column of substrates and a plurality of lines respectively provided to second flexible substrates which connect the substrates in the column of substrates form a second electric path which extends from a substrate located at a first end of the column of substrates to a substrate located at a second end of the column of substrates,
each of the plurality of substrates, the plurality of first flexible substrates, and the plurality of second flexible substrates are disposed within the single display device having the single screen, and
each of the plurality of substrates does not include a display.

US Pat. No. 10,426,030

TRACE/VIA HYBRID STRUCTURE MULTICHIP CARRIER

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a chip carrier comprising:providing a trace structure using an additive forming method, wherein the trace structure has a geometry that includes lines extending from a top processor mount locating at an upper surface of a substrate, and lines extending from at least one side processor mount location at a sidewall surface of the substrate;
forming a continuous metal seed layer on the trace structure;
forming a metal layer for electrically conductive lines on the continuous metal seed layer; and
forming a dielectric material for the substrate on the electrically conductive lines to encapsulate a majority of the electrically conductive lines, wherein ends of the electrically conductive lines are exposed through the upper surface at the top processor mount location and the ends of the electrically conductive lines that are exposed through sidewalls of the substrate are at the at least one sidewall processor mount location.

US Pat. No. 10,426,011

FUNCTIONALLY INTEGRATED INDUCTION LAMP

Zhongshan Winstar Electri...

1. A functionally integrated sensor lamp, comprising:a bottom case;
a top case configured to be fitted with the bottom case;
a PCB having a light control circuit arranged between the bottom case and the top case, which is provided with an induction sensor and at least one induction LED lamp connected to the light control circuit;
wherein the induction sensor is configured to detect moving objects or ambient light signals to trigger the at least one induction LED lamp to emit light; and the top case is provided with a light guide plate enabling the light emitted by the at least one induction LED lamp to come out and a sensor shield covering the induction sensor, and an outer surface of the sensor shield is connected transitionally to an outer surface of the light guide plate smoothly to form a curved surface;
wherein a sensor connecting seat is arranged on the top case, a groove is arranged on the sensor connecting seat for mounting the induction sensor and the sensor shield is mounted on the sensor connecting seat;
wherein a decorative element with an inner surface having reflective coating is arranged on the top case and is between the sensor connecting seat and the light guide plate and over the at least one induction LED lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,426,004

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE ARRANGEMENT, LIGHTING APPARATUS AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A driver circuit for a light-emitting diode arrangement, the driver circuit comprising:a supply terminal for connecting a voltage source;
a boost converter inductance connecting said supply terminal to a common circuit node;
a switching unit configured to connect said common circuit node to a ground potential depending on a switching signal;
an anode terminal for connection of an anode side of the light-emitting diode arrangement;
a rectifying unit connecting said common circuit node to said anode terminal, said rectifying unit being connected to said anode terminal by way of a circuit branch to which a terminal of a storage capacitance and a terminal of an RC element are connected;
a cathode terminal for connecting to a cathode side of the light-emitting diode arrangement, said cathode terminal being electrically connected to said common circuit node;
a buck converter inductance connected between said rectifying unit and said anode terminal and/or between said cathode terminal and said common circuit node; and
a hysteretic controller device for generating the switching signal, wherein said hysteretic controller device is configured to keep a current intensity of an electric current flowing from said cathode terminal to said common circuit node between a predetermined minimum value and a predetermined maximum value by switching said switching unit with the switching signal.

US Pat. No. 10,425,991

PULSE ENERGY GENERATOR SYSTEM

KEN GEN ENERGY, LLC, Mur...

1. A pulse energy generator system comprising:a wet reactor heater comprising at least one pair of electrodes in contact with water wherein the electrodes comprise an electrode metal that is oxidized and reduced to cause electrode metal oxidation and dissolution and electrode metal electroplating at the electrodes, wherein the electrode metal is selected from nickel, platinum, palladium, and gold; and
a DC pulse generator, connected to the electrodes to provide a source of pulsed DC electric power to the electrodes, wherein the pulsed DC electric power level is in the range from 1 to 1500 average watts, wherein the pulse frequency is between 15 Hz and 20 MHz, and wherein the electrodes connected to the DC pulse generator have a first anode and cathode polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,425,989

HEATED FLOOR PANELS WITH THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE AND ELECTRICALLY INSULATING FABRIC

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A floor panel assembly comprising:an insulating layer comprising a resin-impregnated fabric and a material selected from the group consisting of nano alumina and boron nitride nanotubes, wherein the material is aligned in the resin;
a sheet heater, the sheet heater attached to the insulating layer by a first adhesive;
a first structural layer attached to the sheet heater opposite the insulating layer by a second adhesive;
a honeycomb layer attached to the first structural layer opposite the sheet heater with a third adhesive; and
a second structural layer attached to the honeycomb opposite the first structural layer with a fourth adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,425,966

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING A TIME GRANULARITY WHEN DEPLOYING A WIRELESS SYSTEM

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to
determine that a sub-symbol slot is an unoccupied sub-symbol slot, wherein the unoccupied sub-symbol slot corresponds to an unoccupied operating channel, and the unoccupied sub-symbol slot is located within the duration of a first symbol; and
transmit a reservation signal in at least one sub-symbol slot between the unoccupied sub-symbol slot and the beginning of a second symbol, wherein the number of sub-symbol slots within the duration of the first symbol is larger than one, and wherein the reservation signal is transmitted until a start of transmission of payload data, payload data transmissions begin only at predefined times, and the predefined times are at least one of starting times of predetermined symbols, starting times of the next symbols, and starting times of the next subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,425,958

ENFORCING STATION FAIRNESS WITH MU-MIMO DEPLOYMENTS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A network device comprising: a hardware processor; and a memory communicatively coupled to the hardware processor, the hardware processor to perform operations comprising:obtaining a pathloss value for a first data transmitted between the network device and each of a subset of a plurality of client devices that are associated with the network device and connected to a particular virtual access point (VAP);
calculating a target fraction of airtime allocation corresponding to the particular VAP based on a ratio of an airtime value corresponding to the subset of the plurality of client devices to a total airtime value corresponding to the plurality of client devices, the airtime value being inversely proportional to the pathloss value;
receiving, at the particular VAP of the network device, a second data to be transmitted to a second device in the subset of the plurality of client devices;
selecting a first subset of the second data for transmission to a radio of the network device such that transmission of the first subset of the second data from the radio to the second device uses less than the target fraction of airtime allocation for the particular VAP;
transmitting, during a first period of time from the particular VAP to the radio, the first subset of the second data destined to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,425,949

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING RESOURCE INFORMATION WITH A TERMINAL DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform radio communication with one or more apparatuses using communication resources of a first system of a first operator;
generate first information for notifying a terminal device in a second system of available communication resources of the first system for use in device-to-device communication between the terminal device and another terminal device in the second system without using a base station, and second information for notifying the terminal device of the second system of information about available communication resources of another first system of a second operator for use in device-to-device communication between the terminal device and the another terminal device in the second system without using a base station; and
transmit the first information and the second information;
wherein the second information is transmitted using a frequency band of the first system.

US Pat. No. 10,425,942

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK IN UNLICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for uplink transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, information regarding a main-pool for uplink transmission in an unlicensed band from a base station;
determining, by the wireless device, an idle sub-pool by performing clear channel assessment (CCA) on a plurality of sub-pools in the main-pool in the unlicensed band;
transmitting, by the wireless device, an uplink transport block to the base station by using the determined idle sub-pool in the unlicensed band; and
receiving, by the wireless device, an acknowledgement (ACK)/not-acknowledgement (NACK) signal for the uplink transport block from the base station,
wherein the ACK/NACK signal is included in downlink control information (DCI), and
wherein the DCI further includes information for stopping the uplink transport block, resuming the uplink transport block, an uplink transmission probability and/or information for adjusting a CCA parameter used for a contention based uplink transmission, a contention based uplink retransmission, and a contention based uplink initial transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,425,938

METHOD OF DETERMINING MODULATION ORDER AND TRANSPORT BLOCK SIZE IN DOWNLINK DATA CHANNEL, AND APPARATUS THEREOF

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of determining, by a terminal, a modulation order and a transport block size (TBS) in a downlink data channel, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, downlink control information;
determining the modulation order used in the downlink data channel using i) a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) table including at least one of TBS indices set to be identical to MCS indices and ii) an MCS index included in the downlink control information; and
determining a TBS index using the MCS table and the MCS index included in the downlink control information, and determining a TBS in the downlink data channel using a TBS table including TBS indices and the determined TBS index,
wherein the MCS index included in the downlink control information is formed of 4 bits; and
wherein: in the MCS table,
(i) a range of the MCS indices is from 0 to 15;
(ii) a range of the TBS indices is from 0 to 15; and
(iii) each of all TBS indices mapped from the MCS indices in the MCS table is set to have a value identical to a corresponding MCS index.

US Pat. No. 10,425,930

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF DOWNLINK CONTROL SIGNALLING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting control information of a base station in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying control information, which is set in a binary format field, wherein the control information indicates whether a scheduling carrier on which scheduling information is transmitted is an own carrier or an other carrier compared to a data carrier on which data is received, wherein the control information indicates an index of the scheduling carrier in a case that the scheduling carrier is an other carrier;
transmitting the control information to the terminal;
transmitting the scheduling information on the scheduling carrier based on the control information; and
receiving the data based on the scheduling information on the data carrier from the terminal,
wherein a resource of scheduling information for each carrier is respectively set on the scheduling carrier, and
wherein the indication of the own carrier or the other carrier indicates whether the scheduling carrier is linked or not linked to the data carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,425,928

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING TRANSMISSIONS IN AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:transmitting, to a base station from a first user equipment (UE), a scheduling request for uplink resources to transmit a first payload, wherein the scheduling request indicates a size of the first payload;
receiving, from the base station, an indication of an allocation of one or more codes or one or more cyclic shifts to transmit the first payload on a single interlace of resources, wherein the allocation is based at least in part on whether the first payload is to be multiplexed with a second payload of a second UE on the single interlace of resources, and wherein the allocation is based at least in part on the size of the first payload and a size of the second payload; and
transmitting, to the base station, the first payload on the single interlace of resources according to the one or more codes or the one or more cyclic shifts.

US Pat. No. 10,425,924

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR LIMITED LISTENING

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

7. A radio communication method for a user terminal, the method comprising:transmitting an uplink shared channel and an uplink reference signal; and
controlling uplink transmission based on a result of listening in uplink,
wherein, when the uplink reference signal is configured to be transmitted in a predetermined period in which the uplink shared channel is transmitted, the user terminal controls transmission of the uplink reference signal based on a result of listening to uplink transmissions in an unlicensed band that is performed before the uplink shared channel is transmitted, and
wherein, when the result of listening that is performed before the uplink shared channel is transmitted shows an idle state, controlling to transmit the uplink shared channel and the uplink reference signal that is allocated in a same predetermined period as the uplink shared channel, based on the result of listening.