US Pat. No. 10,440,825

CHIP CARD MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CHIP CARD MODULE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A chip card module, comprising:a chip card module contact array having six contact pads that are arranged in a first row and a second row, each of the first row and the second row comprising three contact pads, the three contact pads of the first row being arranged in accordance with positions for contacts C1, C2, and C3 in ISO 7816-2, and the three contact pads of the second row being arranged in accordance with positions for contacts C5, C6, and C7 in ISO 7816-2, and
three additional contact pads that are arranged between the two rows;
wherein each additional contact pad is electrically conductively connected to a respective associated contact pad from a row from the two rows; and
at least one chip;
wherein the at least one chip is electrically conductively connected to each of the associated contact pads by each respective additional contact pad electrically conductively connected to the associated contact pad;
wherein the chip card module further comprises a main region and a removable region removable from the chip card module;
wherein the at least one chip, three contact pads from the first row and the three additional contact pads are arranged in the main region and the three contact pads from the second row are arranged in the removable region.

US Pat. No. 10,440,800

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); 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 corresponds to an ITU-R BT.709 standard or an ITU-R BT.2020 standard,
the second OETF corresponds to a hybrid gamma OETF, and
the first value is to be referred to by a decoding device that does not support the hybrid gamma OETF.

US Pat. No. 10,439,321

DEVICE FOR FASTENING AND ELECTRICAL CONTACTING OF A VEHICLE WINDOW PANE

SAINT-GOBAIN FRANCE S.A.,...

1. A device for fastening and electrical contacting of a vehicle window pane in which at least one electrical functional element is integrated, the device comprising:a pane adapter that is configured to be fixed on the vehicle window pane, the pane adapter comprising a latching hole;
a pane holder that is configured to couple the pane adapter with a vehicle body, the pane holder comprising a latching projection;
a pane-side plug that, in an intended assembled state, is configured to establish electrical contact with the at least one electrical functional element of the vehicle window pane;
a pane-side coupling shoe configured to mount the pane-side plug on the vehicle window pane; and
a mating plug that is configured to couple with the pane-side plug to provide an electrical contact of the functional element with a control unit,
wherein the pane adapter, the pane-side coupling shoe, the pane holder, and a plug holder that supports the mating plug, are kinematically coupled so that during assembly of the vehicle window pane using the pane adapter on the pane holder, the pane-side plug is connected to the mating plug,
wherein latching between the pane adapter and the pane holder in the intended assembled state is provided by engaging of the latching projection in the latching hole, and
wherein the pane-side plug, in the intended assembled state, allows a relative movement between the vehicle window pane and the pane-side plug.

US Pat. No. 10,440,840

FLEXIBLE DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A flexible device, comprising:a flexible module; and
a holding body holding the flexible module,
the holding body including:
a first housing and a second housing facing each other when the flexible module is bent; and
a connection section connecting the first housing and the second housing to each other so that the first housing and the second housing are turnable,
a surface of the flexible module which surface faces the first housing and the second housing being fixed to the first housing and the second housing,
the connection section including:
a third housing disposed so as to face a bent part of the flexible module; and
a plurality of turning bodies,
each of the plurality of turning bodies being fixed to the first housing or the second housing, the plurality of turning bodies rolling on the third housing so that a turning axis of the each of the plurality of turning bodies horizontally moves when the flexible module is bent;
the plurality of turning bodies including (i) at least one first turning body which is fixed to the first housing and (ii) at least one second turning body which is fixed to the second housing; and
a distance on the third housing between a turning axis of each of the at least one first turning body and a turning axis of each of the at least one second turning body being longer in a state where the flexible device is unfolded than in a state where the flexible device is folded.

US Pat. No. 10,434,290

TEXTILE BALLOON CATHETERS

Cook Medical Technologies...

8. A catheter, comprising:an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, a main body extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a longitudinal axis, the main body defining a lumen;
a balloon having uninflated and inflated configurations, the balloon secured to the elongate member and defining an interior chamber in communication with the lumen such that movement of fluid from the lumen into the interior chamber moves the balloon from the uninflated configuration to the inflated configuration and movement of fluid from the interior chamber of the balloon into the lumen moves the balloon from the inflated configuration to the uninflated configuration;
the balloon having balloon proximal and balloon distal neck portions secured to the elongate member, a balloon body portion disposed between the balloon proximal and balloon distal neck portions and defining a maximum outer diameter of the balloon when the balloon is in the inflated configuration, a balloon proximal cone portion disposed between the balloon body portion and the balloon proximal neck portion, and a balloon distal cone portion disposed between the balloon body portion and the balloon distal neck portion; and
a textile sleeve secured to the balloon, the textile sleeve having a textile sleeve body portion disposed on the balloon body portion, a textile sleeve proximal neck portion disposed on the balloon proximal neck portion, and a textile sleeve distal neck portion disposed on the balloon distal neck portion;
the textile sleeve comprising a warp thread and at least one weft thread, the at least one weft thread defining a first set of circumferential loops in the textile sleeve body portion and a second set of circumferential loops in the textile sleeve proximal neck portion;
wherein a circumferential loop of the second set of circumferential loops extends only partially around the balloon proximal neck portion.

US Pat. No. 10,440,855

COOLING OF A COMPACT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A Wireless Access Point, comprising:a housing comprising a plurality of sides each adjacent to a bottom portion, wherein the housing houses a plurality of components comprising a fan module, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) comprising one or more Wi-Fi radios, and a power supply;
an electrical plug connected to the power supply and extending from the bottom portion for insertion into an electrical outlet for power and for physical support of the Wireless Access Point adjacent to the electrical plug;
vents disposed on the housing on a surface that is recessed from the bottom portion with the electrical plug to provide a gap for air circulation; and
a heatsink supporting the fan module, wherein the fan module is located in an interior of the housing, wherein air intake from the vents is guided between layers of the plurality of components via gaps in edges of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,440,754

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A random access apparatus configured in a user equipment (UE), the random access apparatus comprising:a processor circuit; and
a transceiver configured to:
support multiple transmission time intervals (TTIs);
transmit to a base station a preamble for requesting random access via a first message using a TTI among the multiple TTIs; and
receive a random access response transmitted by the base station via a second message; wherein a random access parameter is calculated based on a slot position for transmitting the preamble of the first message.

US Pat. No. 10,440,861

EVAPORATIVE INDUCTION COOLING SYSTEM FOR A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system comprising:a plurality of fans configured to draw outside air at ambient conditions into an entry zone of a data center;
a plurality of atomizers positioned downstream of the entry zone configured to spray atomized water into the outside air;
an evaporation zone where the atomized water evaporates and cools the outside air to produce cooled air;
a rack zone positioned downstream of the evaporation zone that comprises a plurality of computer racks arranged in a plurality of substantially parallel rows; and
an air-to-air heat exchanger positioned between the evaporation zone and the rack zone, the air-to-air heat exchanger comprising:
one or more heat wheels;
a first conduit positioned on the evaporation zone-side of the one or more heat wheels and configured to receive the cooled air and direct the cooled air through the one or more heat wheels; and
a second conduit positioned on the rack zone-side of the one or more heat wheels and configured to receive hot air from the rack zone, direct the hot air through the one or more heat wheels and redirect the now cooled air back into the rack zone.

US Pat. No. 10,440,837

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DOUBLE LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A manufacturing method of a double layer circuit board comprising:providing a baseboard; wherein a first plating layer is formed on a surface of the baseboard;
forming a first photoresist layer on the first plating layer;
patterning the first photoresist layer to form a groove of a first circuit pattern in the first photoresist layer; wherein the first plating layer is exposed in the groove of the first circuit pattern;
forming a first circuit in the groove of the first circuit pattern by plating the first plating layer to fill the groove of the first circuit pattern;
forming a second photoresist layer on the surface of the baseboard to cover the first circuit and the first photoresist layer;
patterning the second photoresist layer to form at least one via to expose a top surface of the first circuit;
forming a second plating layer on a surface of the second photoresist layer and in the at least one via;
forming at least one connecting pillar that fills the at least one via by plating the second plating layer in the at least one via; wherein each one of the at least one connecting pillar comprises a first end and a second end, the first end is opposite to the second end, and the first end is connected to the first circuit;
forming a third photoresist layer on the at least one connecting pillar and the plated second plating layer;
patterning the third photoresist layer to cover the at least one second end of the at least one connecting pillar;
removing a portion of the second plating layer that is uncovered by the third photoresist layer;
removing the first photoresist layer, the second photoresist layer, and the third photoresist layer, and maintaining the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar;
forming a substrate on the baseboard to cover the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar; wherein the substrate comprises a first surface and a second surface, the first surface is opposite to the second surface, and the first surface faces to the baseboard;
drilling the second surface of the substrate by laser to expose the at least one second end of the at least one connecting pillar out of the second surface of the substrate;
forming a third plating layer on the second surface of the substrate; wherein the third plating layer is electronically connected to the at least one connecting pillar;
forming a fourth photoresist layer on a surface of the third plating layer;
patterning the fourth photoresist layer to form a groove of a second circuit pattern in the fourth photoresist layer; wherein the third plating layer is exposed in the groove of the second circuit pattern;
forming a second circuit in the groove of the second circuit pattern on the third plating layer by plating the third plating layer;
removing the fourth photoresist layer to expose the third plating layer, and maintaining the second circuit to form a second circuit layer; wherein a portion of the third plating layer is uncovered by the second circuit;
removing the portion of the third plating layer that is uncovered by the second circuit;
removing the baseboard; and
removing the first plating layer, and maintaining the first circuit to form a first circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 10,439,380

RECEPTACLE BOX AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME

ATAS International, Inc.,...

1. A receptacle outlet box comprising:a body comprising a plurality of rear flanges, a plurality of front flanges, and a plurality of side panels, the plurality of side panels defining a body front opening, each of the plurality of front flanges extending outwardly from one of the plurality of side panels and in a direction away from a center of the body, each of the plurality of rear flanges being co-planar to the other flanges of the plurality of rear flanges, each of the plurality of rear flanges extending inwardly from one of the plurality of side panels and in a direction of the center of the body, each of the plurality of rear flanges being located in a first plane, each of the plurality of front flanges being located in a second plane, the first and second planes being substantially parallel, each of the plurality of side panels extending from the first plane to the second plane, the plurality of rear flanges having a plurality of fastener apertures formed therein; and
a cover comprising a face portion and a plurality of cover flanges, the face portion having a front side having a cover front opening located therein, a rear side, and a plurality of outer edges, each of the plurality of cover flanges extending inwardly from one of the plurality of outer edges to form a gap between the rear side of the face portion and the respective one of the cover flanges, the plurality of cover flanges defining a cover rear opening;
wherein the plurality of cover flanges of the cover and the plurality of front flanges of the body are shaped and configured so that at least some of the plurality of front flanges extend into at least some of the gaps in the cover when the cover is slid along the second plane into contact with the body.

US Pat. No. 10,433,842

SURGICAL HANDLE ASSEMBLY

Lexington Medical, Inc., ...

1. A surgical handle assembly apparatus, comprising:a movable handle member;
a switch configured to:
provide a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation for the movable handle member, wherein the first mode of operation deploys one or more staples and the second mode of operation deploys one or more staples, and wherein the first mode of operation deploys a different number of staples than the second mode of operation; and
a driving pawl pivotally connected to a swing wheel, wherein the driving pawl is configured to:
advance an actuation shaft linearly in a distal direction a first distance in response to actuation of the movable handle member in the first mode of operation and advance the actuation shaft linearly in the distal direction a second distance in response to actuation of the movable handle member in the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,440,827

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER OVERRIDE

KMC Controls, Inc., New ...

1. An override board used to control an output of a programmable logic controller, the override board comprising:a circuit board;
electrical connections mounted to the circuit board and configured so as to allow the override board to be releasably secured from mating electrical connections disposed on the programmable logic controller;
a manual switch mounted to the circuit board;
an output device mounted to the circuit board and having an output terminal, wherein the output device is electrically connected to the manual switch, and wherein a first mode setting obtainable with the manual switch transfers control of the output terminal to the programmable logic controller, a second mode setting obtainable with the manual switch energizes the output terminal, and a third mode setting obtainable with the manual switch de-energizes the output terminal; and
a control circuit on the circuit board, the control circuit being able to receive an override clear signal other than through manipulation of the manual switch and based on the received override clear signal initiate switching of the output device to the first mode setting from at least one of the second mode setting and the third mode setting.

US Pat. No. 10,440,768

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A first base station, comprising:a controller, wherein
the controller is configured to directly receive capability information from a user terminal,
the capability information indicates whether the user terminal supports a first architecture in which a SCG (Secondary Cell Group) bearer is used and whether the user terminal supports a second architecture in which a split bearer is used,
the SCG bearer is a bearer which goes via both a serving gate way and a second base station without going via the first base station,
the split bearer is a bearer which goes via both the serving gate way and the first base station, and which is split in a PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol) layer of the first base station,
one split path of the split bearer goes via the second base station,
another split path of the split bearer does not go via the second base station and goes via the first base station, and
the controller is configured to configure either the SCG bearer or the split bearer to a user terminal without simultaneously configuring both the SCG bearer and the split bearer even when the user terminal has indicated that it supports both the first architecture and the second architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,440,739

MESSAGE TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING METHODS AND DEVICES, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL

1. A message transmitting method, comprising:dividing uplink access signals into a first pre-determined number of uplink access signal groups, wherein the uplink access signal groups correspond to pre-determined uplink access response resources;
receiving an uplink access signal, which is transmitted in an uplink access beam form based on one or more uplink access signal groups, from a second communication node, wherein the one or more uplink access signal groups are selected by the second communication node according to a division result;
determining an uplink access signal group to which the uplink access signal pertains, wherein one or more uplink access signals contained in the determined uplink access signal group are transmitted under at least one of the following restriction conditions: a restricted sequence transmitting order, a restricted transmitting occasion, and a restricted transmitting frequency domain position; and
transmitting an uplink access response message to the second communication node over an uplink access response resource corresponding to the determined uplink access signal group.

US Pat. No. 10,438,686

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL INFERTILITY

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A system comprising:(a) a computing environment;
(b) an input device in communication with the computing environment, wherein the input device comprises a platform for entry of a fertility profile for a female subject and for entry of data sets, the data sets comprising,
(i) a first data set comprising fertility profiles of a group of female individuals, wherein successful and unsuccessful IVF treatments from the fertility profiles are identified within the data set,
(ii) a second data set comprising clinical variables known to be associated with or influence a female individual's probability of having a live birth event, and
(iii) a third data set comprising variables related to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment protocols;
(c) a non-transitory computer readable storage medium in communication with the computing environment comprising at least one algorithm that,
(i) analyzes the data sets of (b) to identify variables from the data sets that are predictive of a probability of a live birth event in a female individual undergoing an IVF treatment,
generates a prediction model for a likelihood of a female individual having a live birth event from an IVF treatment based upon the identified variables of (c)(i), validates the prediction model by testing the prediction model on at least one independent data set comprising fertility profiles of a group of female individuals, wherein the fertility profiles of the group of female individuals have variables that are correlated to the variables of (c)(i) that were found to be predictive of the probability of the live birth and applies the validated prediction model to the at least one independent data set to generate prognostic stratification of the independent data set, wherein the prognostic stratification is represented by percentile assignments representing a likelihood of the female individuals of the at least one independent data set to experience a live birth event from an IVF treatment, and
(iii) applies the validated prediction model and prognostic stratification of (c)(ii) to the fertility profile of the female subject of (b) to obtain the female subject's predictive probability of having a live birth event from an IVF treatment and the percentile assignment of the female subject's probability of having a live birth event from an IVF treatment relative to the female individuals of the at least one independent data set;
(d) an output device in communication with the computing environment for providing results generated by the at least one prediction model for the female subject, wherein the results are deliverable to a user of the system as a fertility management protocol for the female subject based upon the predicted probability and percentile assignment of (c)(iii).

US Pat. No. 10,437,712

API FUNCTIONAL-TEST GENERATION

CA, INC., Istandia, NY (...

1. A method of configuring a test of an application program interface, the method comprising:obtaining, with one or more processors, a model of an application program interface (“API”), wherein:
the model of the API describes how to interact with the API,
the model of the API comprises a first identifier of a first set of functionality exposed by the API,
the model of the API associates with the first identifier a first set of a plurality parameters of at least some functions of the first set of functionality and by which at least some functionality of the first set of functionality is invoked in API requests, at least in part, by specifying values of respective parameters in API requests, and
the model of the API is distinct from source code of one or more processes implementing functionality of the API;
receiving, with one or more processors, a request to generate a functional-test specification for the API, the functional-test specification specifying a plurality of tests of functionality of the API with test cases specified by the functional-test specification;
detecting, with one or more processors, sets of functionality identified by the model of the API and respective sets of parameters corresponding to the detected sets of functionality by parsing the model of the API;
in response to receiving the request, generating, with one or more processors, the functional-test specification for the API by, for at least some respective detected sets of functionality, specifying respective sets of functional tests based on corresponding sets of parameters, wherein:
specifying respective sets of tests comprises specifying a first set of tests of the first set of functionality,
the first set of tests comprises respective positive test cases that test different respective subsets of parameters among the first set of the plurality of parameters,
the positive test cases have values of respective parameters in different respective subsets of parameters that correctly invoke functionality of the API in the first set of functionality,
the first set of tests comprises respective negative test cases that test different respective subsets of parameters among the first set of the plurality of parameters,
the negative test cases have values of respective parameters in different respective subsets of parameters that incorrectly invoke functionality of the API in the first set of functionality,
specifications of tests among the first set of tests comprise respective criteria by which API responses to respective tests are determined to pass or fail respective tests, and
generating the functional-test specification comprises forming the respective strings encoding corresponding API requests by:
parsing portions of the strings from the model of the API,
arranging the portions of the strings in an order indicated by the model of the API,
determining values for parameters by systematically varying the values to test different attributes of functionality, and
including the determined values for the parameters in respective strings of corresponding tests that test the API response to API requests including the determined values; and
storing, with one or more processors, the functional-test specification in memory.

US Pat. No. 10,436,108

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE USING A WATER-BASED MIXTURE AS FUEL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

MAYMAAN RESEARCH, LLC, H...

1. An internal combustion engine for use with a single liquid fuel that is only a non-petroleum water-based fuel, the internal combustion engine comprising:at least one cylinder having a combustion chamber structured to combust the single liquid fuel and no other liquid fuel;
an intake manifold in selective fluid communication with the combustion chamber;
a source of air in fluid communication with the intake manifold to provide air to the combustion cylinder through the intake manifold;
a fuel source configured to provide only the single liquid fuel that is only a non-petroleum water-based liquid fuel consisting essentially of water and alcohol;
a single fuel injector configured to selectively inject only the liquid fuel from the fuel source to the combustion chamber;
at least one piston in the at least one cylinder and structured to move within the at least one cylinder and compress the air and fuel together in the combustion chamber with a compression ratio in the range of 10:1 to 40:1; and
an ignition device configured to ignite the compressed air and fuel in the combustion chamber to generate power.

US Pat. No. 10,440,868

ROTARY HEAD FOR COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A rotary head comprising:a rotating body on which a plurality of suction nozzles that suck a component at a tip end are disposed in a circumferential direction, and the rotating body revolves the plurality of suction nozzles by rotation of the rotating body; and
a wall with a wall surface along an axial direction of a rotary axis of the rotating body, and the wall is provided on a lower surface of the rotating body, wherein
the wall surface, which is an outer surface of the wall in a direction perpendicular to the rotary axis, is provided inward from an inner circumferential side of the plurality of suction nozzles, such that the wall suppresses a reduction in pressure on the inner circumferential side of the plurality of suction nozzles caused by a revolving of the suction nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,440,845

ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION CONTROLLER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A method for forming an electronic transmission controller, the method comprising:forming a core layer made of a material that is dielectric and electrically insulating, the core layer laminated on both sides with electrically conductive conductor path layers;
etching the electrically conductive conductor path layers applied to the core layer;
applying a second layer made of a second material that is dielectric and electrically insulating to each of the etched conductor path layers, and etching outer electrically conductive conductor path layers to the respective second layers; and
applying an outer layer made of a fluid resistant, electrically insulating material to the outer electrically conductive conductor path layers in a location such that the outer layer is located partially inside a housing and partially outside the housing when the electronic transmission controller is fully assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,439,513

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONVERTER MODULES

SINEWATTS, INC., Charlot...

1. A direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) inverter system, comprising:a synchronization control circuit configured to:
receive a grid signal from an electrical grid, the grid signal having a grid signal frequency;
detect a zero-crossing of the grid signal;
generate a pulse signal, wherein a first pulse of the pulse signal corresponds to the zero-crossing of the grid signal;
modulate the pulse signal onto a carrier signal to generate a synchronization current signal, wherein the carrier signal has a synchronization current signal frequency that is higher than the grid signal frequency;
add, by an isolated aggregation current mode transformer, the synchronization current signal to an output current of the inverter system to generate an aggregated output current in order to introduce current onto the electrical grid;
a first inverter module configured to receive a first DC input from a first DC source and provide a first AC output voltage at a first output, the first inverter module comprising:
a first switch electrically coupled between the first DC source and the first output;
a first isolated current-mode transformer electrically coupled to sense the aggregated output current;
a first module control circuit configured to:
detect the aggregated output current from the first isolated current-mode transformer of a first demodulation circuit;
demodulate the synchronization current signal to generate a first reproduced pulse signal;
include a phase shift to the first reproduced pulse signal to compensate for a baseline phase difference; and
generate a first switch control signal based at least in part on the first reproduced pulse signal;
a second inverter module configured to receive a second DC input from a second DC source and provide a second AC output voltage at a second output, wherein the first inverter module and the second inverter module are electrically coupled in series, and wherein an AC output voltage of the inverter system comprises a sum of the first AC output voltage and the second AC output voltage, the second inverter module comprising:
a second switch electrically coupled between the second DC source and the second output;
a second isolated current-mode transformer electrically coupled to the electrical grid;
a second module control circuit configured to:
detect the aggregated output current from the second isolated current-mode transformer of a second demodulation circuit;
demodulate the synchronization current signal to generate a second reproduced pulse signal;
include the phase shift to the second reproduced pulse signal to compensate for the baseline phase difference; and
generate a second switch control signal based at least in part on the second reproduced pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 10,440,808

HIGH POWER IMPULSE PLASMA SOURCE

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of generating a surface treating plasma, comprising:positioning a substrate on a substrate holder in a process chamber;
supplying a mixture of gasses to said process chamber, said mixture of gasses including a precursor gas comprising carbon and hydrogen to a hollow power conducting electrode providing a gas nozzle, wherein:
said hollow power conducting electrode comprises a first end formed to include a first cathode opening extending therethrough, and an opposing second end formed to include a second cathode opening extending therethrough, said first cathode opening and said second cathode opening at least partially aligned to define a linear channel that extends between said first and second end of said cathode for gas flow;
said gas flows into said first cathode opening and through and in contact with said hollow power conducting electrode;
applying power pulses to said hollow power conducting electrode with a DC generator in the range of 40 kW to 100 kW at a frequency in the range of 0.1 Hz to 62.5 kHz, and with a pulse duration in the range of 0.1 microseconds to 3,000 microseconds, providing peak currents in the range of 175 Amps to 400 Amps, and forming a plasma from said gas;
said plasma discharges from said second cathode openings directly to said substrate wherein said second cathode opening is closest to said substrate holder and said second cathode opening to said substrate holder is in range of 10 micrometers to 5 millimeters; and
treating a surface of a substrate with said plasma and forming a diamond like carbon coating.

US Pat. No. 10,440,867

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC STORAGE OF TAPE GUIDES

1. An automated SMD tower storage unit and pallets, suitable for storing an electronic component tape reel with a pre-threaded tape guide having surface mount components in pockets, the automated storage unit comprising:an interior surrounded by a wall and a deposition port in the wall, further comprising interior locations that accept automated storage of each of the pallets,
wherein
one or more of the pallets has a horizontal surface with a top and carries an electronic component tape reel with a pre-threaded tape guide that is placed on the top of the pallet with the reel laying on its side, and
the pallets further include a spacer element and/or mechanical holder configured to carry, as a unit, the electronic component tape reel with the pre-threaded tape guide,
an internal robot arm that performs automated pick up and retrieval of the pallets,
the deposition port through which the pallets are passable is where the internal robot arm can pick up the pallets and move them to a selected one of the interior locations inside the automated storage unit storage.

US Pat. No. 10,440,799

OPTICAL MODULE

Hisense Broadband Multime...

1. An optical module, comprising:a housing;
a circuit board within the housing;
a lens component within the housing;
a chip disposed on the circuit board, wherein the lens component is disposed on the chip; and
a wave-absorbing pad disposed on the circuit board and comprising a through-hole opening, wherein the through-hole opening accommodates the lens component and the chip with the wave-absorbing pad surrounding a periphery of the lens component and the chip by side walls of the through-hole opening,
wherein a first surface of the wave-absorbing pad fits a surface of the circuit board, and a second surface of the wave-absorbing pad fits an inner wall of the housing, wherein the first surface of the wave-absorbing pad is opposite to the second surface of the wave-absorbing pad; and
wherein a non-zero separation between edges of the chip and the side walls of the through-hole opening of the wave-absorbing pad falls within a predetermined range of proportion to a height of the chip falling between 0.5 and 2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,440,779

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE RESISTANCES

I.R.C.A. S.P.A. INDUSTRIA...

1. A process for the production of laminar electric resistances having plan geometry according to a predetermined pattern, wherein there are provided:a metallic foil;
a first template, which has a rigid structure and a trace, the trace being shaped so as to have a plan geometry substantially tracing the plan geometry of said predetermined pattern forming a path, the first template having fixing means adapted to fix the metallic foil and wherein the trace has a height from a base plane comprised between 10 and 50 mm;
at least one first sheet of insulating material;
said process comprising the steps of:
fixing the metallic foil onto the first template by means of fixing means;
cutting, according to a predetermined pattern, the metallic foil by means of a laser to obtain a cut foil;
adhering a first sheet of insulating material to a surface of the cut foil which is distal from the first template; and
detaching the cut foil from the first template.

US Pat. No. 10,440,020

BIOMETRIC ONE TOUCH SYSTEM

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method of authenticating a user with a third party server, comprising:receiving, from a remote client device of the user, an authentication request for a current transaction with a third party server, the authentication request comprising personal identification information and a digitized file of a biometric captured by a biometric scanner;
identifying via the personal identification information that the user has a user account;
querying a database with the personal identification information and the digitized file to determine whether the biometric matches a stored biometric in the user account;
upon determining that the biometric matches the stored biometric,
generating an authenticated token that obfuscates the biometric from the third party server, the authenticate token configured be transmitted to the third party server that authenticates the user; and
transmitting the authenticated token to the client device, the authenticated token configured to be transmitted from the client device to the third party server to authenticate the user for the current transaction and at least one future transaction with the third party server.

US Pat. No. 10,440,854

SLIDE RAIL UNIT

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A slide rail unit comprising:an outer rail;
a middle rail housed in the outer rail, being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the outer rail;
an inner rail housed in the middle rail, being slidable in a longitudinal direction of the middle rail; and
a lever disposed between the outer rail and the middle rail, being slidable in the longitudinal direction of the outer rail,
wherein the lever includes a lever projecting portion configured to lock sliding of the middle rail when the lever is drawn out by a predetermined distance,
the middle rail has a locking hole,
the lever projecting portion of the lever drawn out by the predetermined distance is configured to lock sliding of the middle rail as being caught on the locking hole,
the inner rail has an inner rail projecting portion which is to be caught on the locking hole, and
the inner rail being configured to slide together with the middle rail as the inner rail projecting portion is caught on the locking hole until the lever is drawn out by the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,440,823

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:a core substrate comprising a core layer, a plurality of through-hole conductors, a plurality of first through-hole lands formed on a first surface of the core layer and connected to the through-hole conductors, and a plurality of second through-hole lands formed on a second surface of the core layer on an opposite side with respect to the first surface and connected to the through-hole conductors;
a first build-up layer formed on the first surface of the core layer and comprising a first resin insulating layer, a plurality of first via conductors penetrating through the first resin insulating layer and connecting to the first through-hole lands respectively, a plurality of first via lands formed on the first resin insulating layer and connected to the first via conductors respectively, an outermost first resin insulating layer formed on the first resin insulating layer and the first via lands, an outermost first conductor layer formed on the outermost first resin insulating layer, and a plurality of outermost first via conductors penetrating through the outermost first resin insulating layer and connected to the first via conductors respectively; and
a second build-up layer formed on the second surface of the core layer and comprising a second resin insulating layer, a plurality of second via conductors penetrating through the second resin insulating layer and connecting to the second through-hole lands respectively, a plurality of second via lands formed on the second resin insulating layer and connected to the second via conductors respectively, an outermost second resin insulating layer formed on the second resin insulating layer and the second via lands, an outermost second conductor layer formed on the outermost second resin insulating layer, a plurality of outermost second via conductors penetrating through the outermost second resin insulating layer and connected to the second via conductors respectively,
wherein each of the first through-hole lands, the second through-hole lands, the first via lands, the second via lands, the outermost first conductor layer, and the outermost second conductor layer comprises a metal foil, a seed layer formed on the metal foil, and an electrolytic plating film formed on the seed layer such that the metal foil of the first through-hole lands has a first mat surface at an interface between the metal foil and the first surface of the core layer, the metal foil of the second through-hole lands has a second mat surface at an interface between the second surface of the core layer and the metal foil, the metal foil of the first via lands has an inner side first mat surface at an interface between the first resin insulating layer and the metal foil, the metal foil of the second via lands has an inner side second mat surface at an interface between the second resin insulating layer and the metal foil, the metal foil of the outermost first conductor layer has an outermost first mat surface at an interface between the outermost first resin insulating layer and the metal foil, and the metal foil of the outermost second conductor layer has an outermost second mat surface at an interface between the outermost second resin insulating layer and the metal foil, and the metal foil of each of the first through-hole lands, the second through-hole lands, the first via lands, the second via lands, the outermost first conductor layer, and the outermost second conductor layer is formed such that a ten-point average roughness RzI1 of an unevenness of the inner side first mat surface is smaller than each of a ten-point average roughness Rz1 of an unevenness of the first mat surface, a ten-point average roughness Rz2 of an unevenness of the second mat surface, a ten-point average roughness RzO1 of an unevenness of the outermost first mat surface, and a ten-point average roughness RzO2 of an unevenness of the outermost second mat surface, and that a ten-point average roughness RzI2 of an unevenness of the inner side second mat surface is smaller than each of the ten-point average roughness Rz1 of the unevenness of the first mat surface, the ten-point average roughness Rz2 of the unevenness of the second mat surface, the ten-point average roughness RzO1 of the unevenness of the outermost first mat surface, and the ten-point average roughness RzO2 of the unevenness of the outermost second mat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,440,810

GENERATION AND ACCELERATION OF CHARGED PARTICLES USING COMPACT DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Cornell University, Itha...

1. A device for generating charged particle packets or pulses, comprising:a charged particle deflector that receives a stream of continuous charged particles propagating along a first direction and includes deflector elements that deflect the stream of continuous charged particles to a set of directions different from the first direction; and
a series of beam blockers located downstream from the charged particle deflector and spaced from one another in a linear configuration as a beam-blocker grating to interact with the stream of continuous charged particles and divide the stream of continuous charged particles into short particle packets;
wherein the short particle packets emanate from the series of beam blockers, the short particle packets having one or more different non-parallel directions from the first direction of the stream of continuous charged particles.

US Pat. No. 10,440,780

HEATING COIL FOR A PLUMBING VENT

1. A heating coil for a plumbing vent comprising:a hollow cylinder including a rim, a bottom portion, and at least one channel, the hollow cylinder configured to fit inside the plumbing vent;
at least one bracket including an external hook, an upper collar, a lower collar, a clip, and a positional portion, the lower collar configured to enter the at least one channel at the rim of the hollow cylinder, and the clip configured to fasten to the bottom portion of the hollow cylinder; and
an electric heating element shaped in the form of a helicoid having a number of coil turns, the electric heating element having an upper portion and a main portion, the upper portion positioned between the external hook and upper collar, the main portion configured to be held by the positional portion inside the hollow cylinder, wherein the heating coil is configured to melt snow and ice keeping the plumbing vent clear.

US Pat. No. 10,440,462

EARPHONE ASSEMBLY AND SOUND CHANNEL CONTROL METHOD APPLIED THEREIN

Cheng Uei Precision Indus...

1. An earphone assembly adapted for being electrically connected with an electronic equipment, comprising:a control box electrically connected with the electronic equipment, the electronic equipment being used for transmitting left sound channel signals and right sound channel signals to the control box, the control box including
a microprocessor processing the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals transmitted from the electronic equipment,
a first acceleration sensor module electrically connected with the microprocessor for reading three-axis gravity acceleration variation values, and then the three-axis gravity acceleration variation values being transmitted to the microprocessor for calculating a tilt angle of the control box at the time of the earphone assembly being worn, and
a sound source output controller electrically connected with the microprocessor, after the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals are transmitted to the sound source output controller from the electronic equipment and processed by the microprocessor, the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals being switched optionally and then transmitted by virtue of the sound source output controller;
a first earphone electrically connected with the control box and receiving the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals outputted from the sound source output controller, the first earphone including
a second acceleration sensor module mounted in the first earphone for reading the three-axis gravity acceleration variation values, and then the three-axis gravity acceleration variation values being transmitted to the microprocessor to calculate a tilt angle of the first earphone at the time of the first earphone being worn, and
a first drive monomer for playing the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals outputted from the sound source output controller; and
a second earphone electrically connected with the control box for receiving the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals transmitted from the sound source output controller, the second earphone including
a second drive monomer mounted in the second earphone for playing the left sound channel signals or the right sound channel signals outputted from the sound source output controller;
wherein the microprocessor is programmed to execute a specific process of judging which of a left ear and a right ear of a user is each of the first earphone and the second earphone worn in for outputting the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals, the specific process including:
a first step of judging which of the left ear and the right ear is the first earphone worn in and which of the left ear and the right ear is the second earphone worn in respectively according to the tilt angle of the first earphone;
a second step of judging which of the left ear and the right ear is the first earphone worn in and which of the left ear and the right ear is the second earphone worn in respectively according to the tilt angle of the control box if the first step is unable to judge, and
a third step of keeping a current status if the second step is still unable to judge, namely, outputting the left sound channel signals and the right sound channel signals according to initial settings of the earphone assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,438,894

CHIP-TO-CHIP AND CHIP-TO-SUBSTRATE INTERCONNECTIONS IN MULTI-CHIP SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A multi-chip semiconductor device comprising:a substrate having a first and second top substrate surfaces and a cavity having a cavity depth positioned therebetween;
a first active chip having a top first active chip surface in the cavity; and
a connecting passive chip bridging the top first active chip surface with only the first top substrate surface, the connecting passive chip is coupled to the first active chip by a plurality of first active chip solder bumps and to the first top substrate surface by a plurality of substrate solder bumps, wherein the size of the plurality of first active chip solder bumps and the size of the plurality of substrate solder bumps are such that the connecting passive chip is substantially parallel to the first and second top substrate surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,437,750

RELATIVE DATA WIDTH INDICATION FOR READ RESPONSES ROUTED BY AN INTERCONNECT

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An interconnect for providing data access between nodes of an integrated circuit, comprising:a plurality of ports, each port to exchange data with a corresponding node of the integrated circuit, wherein at least one of the ports is a predetermined type of ingress port comprising:
routing circuitry responsive to a read-triggering request received from a requesting node at the predetermined type of ingress port, to select from among the plurality of ports a selected egress port via which signals are to be routed to a destination node to control the destination node to return via the selected egress port at least one read response dependent on data read from a target storage location;
wherein in response to the read-triggering request, the routing circuitry is configured to obtain a relative data width indication specifying whether read responses received at the selected egress port have a narrower data width than read responses to be provided to the requesting node by the predetermined type of ingress port, and to control allocation of resource for handling the read-triggering request or the at least one read response depending on the relative data width indication.

US Pat. No. 10,434,294

STERILE APPLICATOR ASSEMBLY WITH MICRONEEDLE ARRAY

Esthetic Education LLC, ...

9. An applicator for spreading liquid from a syringe onto a surface, comprisinga hemispheric nub with a central lumen, the nub being removably attached to the syringe;
a soft polymer applicator cover over the nub, having a plurality of flexible tendrils and an aperture aligned with the lumen of the nub; a microneedling platform with a plurality of microneedles, wherein the microneedling platform is removably attached to the nub via a connector;
a continuous lumen from the nub to and through the microneedling platform;
an upper cylinder body enveloping the nub and connector, and a lower cylinder body enveloping the microneedling platform;
a safety plate attached to the lower cylinder body, having an aperture aligned with the continuous lumen and having apertures that allow reciprocal passage of the microneedles;
a spring to assist withdrawal of the platform from an extended position; and a depth controller for adjustably regulating the distance that the microneedles can extend beyond the safety plate.

US Pat. No. 10,440,836

DOUBLE LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A double layer circuit board comprising:a first circuit layer including a first circuit;
at least one connecting pillar on the first circuit, each one of the at least one connecting pillar having a first end contacting a surface of the first circuit and a second end opposite to the first end;
a single substrate on the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar, the single substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a second circuit layer on the second surface of the single substrate and including a second circuit contacting a surface of the second end of the at least one connecting pillar; and
wherein a portion of the second end of the at least one connecting pillar is covered by the single substrate;
wherein a terminal area of the first end of the connecting pillar is a connecting area between the first circuit layer and the connecting pillar, a terminal area of the second end is a connecting area of the connecting pillar between the second circuit layer and the connecting pillar, and the terminal area of the second end is less than the terminal area of the first end;
wherein a surface of the first circuit layer and the first surface of the substrate are in a same plane;
wherein a plating layer is between the at least one connecting pillar and the single substrate, the plating layer contacts a section of the surface of the first circuit that does not contact the connecting pillar, and the first circuit directly contacts the connecting pillar;
wherein another plating layer is between the second circuit and the second surface of the single substrate, the another plating layer contacts a section of the surface of the second end of the connecting pillar that does not contact the second circuit, and the second circuit directly contacts the connecting pillar;
wherein a bottom surface of the plating layer contacting the first circuit and the terminal area of the first end of the connecting pillar contacting the first circuit are in a same plane, and a bottom surface of the another plating layer contacting the terminal area of the second end of the connecting pillar and a bottom surface of the second circuit contacting the terminal area of the second end of the connecting pillar are in a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,440,830

LASER CARBONIZATION OF POLYMER COATINGS IN AN OPEN-AIR ENVIRONMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for selectively carbonizing a polymer coating on a substrate, comprising:a laser;
a memory storing data associated with at least one characteristic of a substrate having a coating that includes a polymer material; and
a controller operatively connected to the laser, and configured to control the laser based on the data such that, in an open-air environment, an interaction between the laser and the polymer material carbonizes a portion of the coating, but does not sustain a combustion of the polymer material.

US Pat. No. 10,440,805

RADIATION IRRADIATION DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiation irradiation device comprising:an x-ray radiation generator comprising an x-ray source for generating x-rays;
a battery that supplies electric power to the x-ray radiation generator;
a computer that calculates the residual capacity of the battery;
a first exposure switch that receives a preparation operation start instruction of the x-ray radiation generator; and
a second exposure switch that receives an emission instruction of the x-rays from the x-ray radiation generator,
wherein the computer calculates the residual capacity of the battery on the basis of a current drawn from the battery by the x-ray source, an internal resistance of the battery, and a voltage of the battery,
wherein the computer calculates the internal resistance of the battery on the basis of a current drawn from the battery by the x-ray source and a voltage of the battery at a first time point and a current drawn from the battery by the x-ray source and a voltage of the battery at a second time point different from the first time point,
wherein the first time point is a time point when the first exposure switch receives the preparation operation start instruction, and the second time point is a time point after the first time point and before the second exposure switch receives the emission instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,440,752

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A base station in a wireless communication system, the base station comprising:a transceiver; and
at least one processor operably coupled to the transceiver, and configured to:
transmit system information comprising:
a primary threshold value for determining whether to perform an access attempt with a preamble transmission; and
a secondary threshold value for determining whether to perform an access attempt without a preamble transmission, wherein the secondary threshold value is greater than the primary threshold value;
determine a value according to whether a preamble is detected or not, and
transmit a response comprising the value,
wherein the value indicates whether the response is a response of a detected preamble or a response of a non-detected preamble,
wherein the preamble is detected to perform the access attempt with the preamble transmission if an arbitrary value is smaller than the primary threshold value,
wherein the preamble is not detected to perform the access attempt without the preamble transmission if the arbitrary value is greater than or equal to the primary threshold value and if the arbitrary value is smaller than the secondary threshold value, and
wherein the access attempt without the preamble transmission corresponds to a second mode in which a random access is attempted by not transmitting the preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,440,745

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING MULTIPLE CHANNELS

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor performs respective contention procedures in a plurality of channels, senses whether respective channels are idle or not for respective time intervals which are determined by respective back-off counters of the respective contention procedures, and performs transmission, by using the transceiver, in the plurality of channels based on the sensing.

US Pat. No. 10,440,736

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASED THROUGHPUT USING QUEUE SIZE BASED INTELLIGENT PROPORTION CALCULATION REVERSE DIRECTION GRANTS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless local area network (WLAN) station comprising:a memory for storing a traffic identifier (TID) counter, wherein the TID counter represents an amount of first network layer data to be transmitted by the WLAN station;
a TID counter controller configured to increment and decrement the TID counter in the memory; and
a media access control (MAC) engine configured to calculate a proportion of a transmission opportunity (TXOP) for a remote WLAN station to transmit second network layer data based on a value of the TID counter in the memory and a value of a TID counter in the remote WLAN station, wherein the TXOP is obtained by the WLAN station during a contention window.

US Pat. No. 10,440,720

CO-CHANNEL INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A co-channel interference cancellation method, comprising:obtaining effective interference by filtering co-channel interference according to a preset interference strength threshold, and obtaining a plurality of effective interference subgroups by grouping the effective interference;
obtaining a reference interference sub-signal corresponding to each effective interference subgroup, by delaying a reference interference signal according to a determined interference delay of each effective interference subgroup;
after each reference interference sub-signal passes through a corresponding adaptive interference reconstruction filter, obtaining a reconstructed interference signal by overlaying each reference interference sub-signal; and
obtaining a first wanted signal by performing a subtraction operation on a received signal and the reconstructed interference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,439,896

PLAYBACK DEVICE CONNECTION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A computing device comprising:a user interface;
a network interface;
at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable medium; and
program instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing device to perform functions comprising:
while operating on a secure wireless local area network (WLAN) that is defined by an access point, (a) receiving, via a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with an application for controlling one or more playback devices, user input indicating that a user wishes to set up a playback device to operate on the secure WLAN and (b) receiving a first message indicating that a given playback device is available for setup;
after receiving the user input and receiving the first message, transmitting a response to the first message that facilitates establishing an initial communication path with the given playback device, wherein the initial communication path with the given playback device does not traverse the access point;
transmitting, to the given playback device via the initial communication path, at least a second message containing network configuration parameters, wherein the network configuration parameters comprise an identifier of the secure WLAN and a security key for the secure WLAN;
after transmitting at least the second message containing the network configuration parameters, detecting an indication that the given playback device has successfully received the network configuration parameters; and
after detecting the indication, transitioning from communicating with the given playback device via the initial communication path to communicating with the given playback device via the secure WLAN that is defined by the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,437,433

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR COORDINATING PLAYING OF MEDIA STREAMS

Cypress Lake Software, In...

1. A first presentation device, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing instructions;
a screen; and
circuitry in communication with the non-transitory memory and the screen, wherein the circuitry executes the instructions to:
provide access to a first media player and a second media player in an execution environment, the first presentation device capable of communication with a second presentation device including a display via a wireless network on which the first presentation device resides, where presentation focus information is accessible for identifying whether at least one of the first presentation device or the second presentation device is to be utilized for presentation;
detect access to the first media player to play a first media stream that includes video;
indicate, if the first presentation device is to be utilized for presentation based on the presentation focus information, that the first media stream is allowed to be presented via the first presentation device; and
indicate, if the second presentation device is to be utilized for presentation based on the presentation focus information, that the first media stream is allowed to be presented via the second presentation device;
wherein the first presentation device is configured such that a change in presentation focus is capable of being based on at least one of a releasing of a first presentation focus in connection with the first media player, a detected user input indication for giving the second media player a second presentation focus, a change in input focus, a change in an attribute of a user interface element, a count of media streams being played, a ranking of media streams being played, a transparency level of at least one of the user interface element, or another user interface element sharing a region of a display of the first presentation device;
wherein the first presentation device is configured such that the first media player and the second media player are simultaneously presented such that each of the first media player and the second media player has a central area that is fully visible, where the first media player is presented with at least one first input control and the second media player is presented with at least one second input control, the at least one first input control and the at least one second input control each including at least one of a play input control or a pause input control, where the detection of the access to the first media player to play the first media stream includes detection of a selection of the at least one first input control presented with the first media player.

US Pat. No. 10,440,869

COMPONENT MOUNTING HEAD AND SUCTION NOZZLE ASSEMBLY TO BE USED THEREIN

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting head for mounting a component, comprising:a head main body;
a nozzle holding tool that is held on the head main body so as to be capable of lifting and lowering;
a suction nozzle that is fitted into a lower end portion of the nozzle holding tool to be movable with respect to the nozzle holding tool in an up-down direction and picks up and holds the component on the lower end portion of the suction nozzle;
a first lifting and lowering device that lifts and lowers the nozzle holding tool with respect to the head main body;
a second lifting and lowering device that lifts and lowers the suction nozzle with respect to the nozzle holding tool;
an acting force detector that detects an acting force acting on the suction nozzle in the up-down direction; and
a control device that controls an operation of the second lifting and lowering device based on the acting force detected by the acting force detector, when the component is mounted,
wherein the suction nozzle is fitted into the lower end portion of the nozzle holding tool via a bearing for reducing resistance to movement with respect to the nozzle holding tool in the up-down direction,
wherein the bearing reduces the resistance by rolling of a bearing ball, and
wherein the bearing is configured so that the bearing ball rolls in a groove which is provided on at least one of the suction nozzle and the nozzle holding tool and extends in the up-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,440,856

HAZARDOUS LOCATION COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF

Ice Qube, Inc., Greensbu...

1. A cooling unit, comprising:a housing configured to attach to an enclosure opening in a sealed manner, wherein the enclosure houses heat generating electrical equipment;
the housing comprising:
a first ambient side area comprising a compressor, condensing coils, and an ambient air intake and outlet;
a first enclosure side area situated above the first ambient side area and comprising an electrical box that includes one or more relays and a digital controller;
a second enclosure side area extending along the rear side of the housing and communicating with the first enclosure side area, comprising an impeller, an enclosure air intake, an enclosure air return, and evaporator coils in fluid communication with the condensing coils; and
a second ambient side area comprising an impeller and one or more hot air exhausts;
wherein all components of the cooling unit are non-sparking and non-arcing and the first and second enclosure side areas do not require purging of hazardous air; and
wherein the first and second ambient side areas are sealed off from the first and second enclosure side areas.

US Pat. No. 10,440,847

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, the frame structure having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width;
(b) a top panel mounted on the frame structure, the top panel including:
(i) a plurality of outer edges, each outer edge of the plurality of outer edges partially defining a perimeter of the top panel, the perimeter having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each outer edge is generally perpendicular to two other outer edges,
(ii) a plurality of inner edges that define a rectangular opening in the top panel, the rectangular opening having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each inner edge of the plurality of inner edges is generally parallel to two outer edges, and
(iii) wherein the side-to-side width of the rectangular opening is at least 85% of the side-to-side width of the top panel perimeter;
(c) side panels and a back panel mounted on the frame structure and, together with the top panel, at least partially enclosing the frame structure and defining a single compartment in which an electronic component is mounted; and
(d) an exhaust air duct, extending upward from the top panel, wherein:
(i) at least a lower section of the exhaust air duct is rectangular in cross-section that is defined by four panels having smooth interior surfaces and intersecting each other at right angles, the cross-section having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width,
(ii) the front-to-back length of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the front-to-back length of the top panel rectangular opening,
(iii) the side-to-side width of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the side-to-side width of the top panel rectangular opening, and
(iv) the lower section of the exhaust air duct is disposed in surrounding relation to, and in fluid communication with, the top panel opening such that the panels of the lower section of the exhaust air duct are directly aligned with the inner edges of the top panel and an interior of the exhaust air duct is in direct and unobstructed fluid communication with the interior of the single compartment;
(e) wherein hot air from the electronic component travels vertically, within the single compartment, to the rectangular top panel opening without passing through the back panel of the compartment; and
(f) wherein the exhaust air duct is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the compartment from cool air entering the compartment, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,440,817

FOLDABLE DISPLAY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display, comprising:a display panel, comprising:
a plurality of flat regions, and
a folding region interposed between the flat regions, wherein each of the flat regions comprises:
a fixed region, and
a semi-fixed region interposed between the fixed region and the folding region;
a plurality of substrates respectively attached to the flat regions; and
a plurality of semi-fixed adhesive members respectively interposed between the semi-fixed regions and the substrates, wherein the semi-fixed adhesive members are configured to respectively attach/detach the semi-fixed adhesive regions to/from the substrates based on the degree to which the display panel is folded.

US Pat. No. 10,440,816

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPROVED BONDING POSITION ACCURACY

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

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

US Pat. No. 10,440,815

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPROVED BONDING POSITION ACCURACY

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

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

US Pat. No. 10,440,813

MICROELECTRONIC MODULES INCLUDING THERMAL EXTENSION LEVELS AND METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION THEREOF

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

1. A microelectronic module, comprising: a module substrate having a substrate frontside and a substrate backside: a microelectronic device mounted to the substrate frontside: a substrate-embedded heat spreader thermally coupled to the microelectronic device, at least partially contained within the module substrate, and having a lower surface parallel with the substrate backside: substrate-embedded terminals contained in the module substrate and having lower surfaces parallel with the substrate backside: and a thermal extension level adjacent the substrate backside and extending away therefrom to terminate at a module mount plane, the thermal extension level comprising: a heat spreader extension bonded to and in thermal communication with the substrate-embedded heat spreader: and terminal extensions bonded to the substrate-embedded terminals, the microelectronic device electrically coupled to the terminal extensions through the substrate-embedded terminals; wherein the module substrate and at least one of the terminal extensions comprise singulated portions of a leadframe.

US Pat. No. 10,440,809

ACCELERATING CAVITY AND ACCELERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,440,807

TORCH ASSEMBLY

Elemental Scientific, Inc...

1. A plasma torch comprising:a first tube having an inner diameter;
a second tube disposed concentrically within the first tube, the second tube having an outer diameter that is less than the inner diameter of the first tube, the outer diameter of the second tube spaced from the inner diameter of the first tube; and
a first body including a first location configured to receive an end of the first tube, a second location configured to receive an end of the second tube, and a manifold disposed between the first tube and the second tube and configured to receive a flow of gas for injection between the first tube and the second tube, the manifold having an outer diameter at least equal to the inner diameter of the first tube and an inner diameter at least equal to the outer diameter of the second tube, the first location of the first body configured to have a direct interference fit and thereby a direct connection with the end of the first tube, the second location of the first body configured to have a direct interference fit and thereby a direct connection with the end of the second tube.

US Pat. No. 10,440,703

PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL DESIGN FOR 5G NEW RADIO

MediaTek INC., Hsin-Chu ...

11. A transmitting device, comprising:a control circuit that generates a plurality of information bits containing downlink control information for a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the plurality of information bits is attached with a plurality of cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits;
an encoder that performs channel encoding on the plurality of information bits with the plurality of CRC bits and thereby outputting a plurality of encoded bits;
an interleaver that applies cyclic-shifting before or after the channel encoding using a UE-specific ID; and
a radio frequency (RF) transmitter that transmits the downlink control information over allocated radio resources of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,440,702

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

BEIJING SPREADTRUM HI-TEC...

1. A communication control method, comprising:determining M parts of resources for transmitting a control area in N parts of resources, wherein the N parts of resources are acquired by dividing, in a frequency domain, frequency resources of symbols for transmitting the control area in a shortened Transmission Time Interval (s-TTI), M and N are integers, 1?M?N; and
transmitting a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) to a terminal through the control area,
wherein determining the M parts of resources for transmitting the control area in the N parts of resources comprises:
numbering the N parts of resources; and
selecting the M parts of resources with numbers of mode (R_offset+iL, N) from the N parts of resources, where mode represents performing modulo operation to N with R_offset+iL, i?[0, M?1], R_offset is a resource offset, and L is an integer.

US Pat. No. 10,434,706

CONTINUOUS THREE DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION FROM IMMISCIBLE LIQUIDS

Carbon, Inc., Redwood Ci...

1. A method of forming a three-dimensional object, comprising the steps of:providing a carrier and a pool of immiscible liquid, said pool having a liquid build surface, said carrier and said liquid build surface defining a build region therebetween;
filling said build region with a polymerizable liquid, wherein said immiscible liquid is immiscible with said polymerizable liquid,
irradiating said build region through at least a portion of said pool of immiscible liquid to form a solid polymer from said polymerizable liquid and advancing said carrier away from said liquid build surface to form said three-dimensional object comprised of said solid polymer,
wherein said irradiating step is carried out under conditions in which said immiscible liquid is wettable with said polymerizable liquid,
and wherein said immiscible liquid further comprises a viscosity-enhancing agent.

US Pat. No. 10,440,832

PLASTIC MOLDING COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF

1. A process for producing a laser-structurable component,wherein an extruded, single-layer or multilayer molding in the form of a laser-structurable foil with a thickness in the range of 10-100 micrometers that forms an exposed surface of the molding is in mold-coated with a non-laser-structurable thermoplastic carrier element, so that at least one laser-structurable foil forms at least one part of the surface of the laser-structurable component, with or without having already formed conductor tracks,
the laser-structurable foil of the molding consisting substantially over its entire area of a thermoplastic molding composition consisting of:
(A) 30-99.9 wt % of thermoplastic consisting of
polyamide (A1), wherein (A1) consists of:
an amorphous semiaromatic polyamide (A1_3);
a cycloaliphatic amorphous polyamide (A1_4); or
a mixture of an aliphatic polyamide (A1_1) and at least one of a semiaromatic, semicrystalline polyamide (A1_2) or an amorphous semiaromatic polyamide (A1_3) or an cycloaliphatic amorphous polyamide (A1_4); or of a mixture of said polyamide (A1) and another thermoplastic (A2),
the fraction of polyamide (A1) being at least 70 wt %, based on the sum of (A1) and (A2);
(B) 0.1-10 wt % of LDS additive; and
(C) 0-25 wt % of adjuvants different from (A) and (B), composed of compatibilizers or impact modifiers and/or additives (C4),
wherein said additives (C4) are selected from the group consisting of: adhesion promoters, halogen-containing flame retardants, halogen-free flame retardants, stabilizers, aging inhibitors, antioxidants, antiozonants, light stabilizers, UV stabilizers, UV absorbers, UV blockers, inorganic heat stabilizers, organic heat stabilizers, conductivity additives, carbon black, optical brighteners, processing assistants, nucleating agents, crystallization accelerators, crystallization retarders, flow assistants, lubricants, mold release agents, plasticizers, organic pigments, organic dyes, marker substances, and mixtures thereof;
the sum of (A)-(C) making 100 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,440,814

IMPEDANCE MATCHING STRUCTURE OF TRANSMISSION LINE IN MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

ALPHA NETWORKS INC., Hsi...

13. An impedance matching structure, disposed on a multilayer circuit board for matching an impedance of a transmission line for transmitting an electronic signal, and comprising:a redundant conducting section coupled to a conductive member of the transmission line between an input terminal and an output terminal of the transmission line, wherein a first terminal of the redundant conducting section is coupled to the conductive member of the transmission line, while a second terminal of the redundant conducting section is open-circuit or grounded, and the conductive member and the redundant conducting section are disposed in a corresponding plating hole;
a ground line disposed adjacent to but separated from either or both of the conductive member of the transmission line and the at least one redundant conducting section in a capacitor structure for impedance matching, wherein the ground line penetrates through at least two layers of the multilayer circuit board; and
a grounded conducting section surrounding and separated from the redundant conducting section to form another capacitor structure for impedance matching.

US Pat. No. 10,440,806

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING AND MAINTAINING A HIGH PERFORMANCE FRC

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

14. A system for generating and maintaining a magnetic field with a field reversed configuration (FRC) comprisinga confinement chamber,
first and second diametrically opposed FRC formation sections coupled to the confinement chamber,
first and second diverters coupled to the first and second formation sections,
one or more of a plurality of plasma guns, one or more biasing electrodes and first and second mirror plugs, wherein the plurality of plasma guns includes first and second axial plasma guns operably coupled to the first and second diverters, the first and second formation sections and the confinement chamber, wherein the one or more biasing electrodes being positioned within one or more of the confinement chamber, the first and second formation sections, and the first and second diverters, and wherein the first and second mirror plugs being position between the first and second formation sections and the first and second diverters,
a gettering system coupled to the confinement chamber and the first and second diverters,
a plurality of neutral atom beam injectors coupled to the confinement chamber and oriented normal to the axis of the confinement chamber,
a magnetic system comprising a plurality of quasi-dc coils positioned around the confinement chamber, the first and second formation sections, and the first and second diverters, first and second set of quasi-dc mirror coils positioned between the confinement chamber and the first and second formation sections, and
a CT injector coupled to the confinement chamber,
wherein the system is configured to generate an FRC and maintain the FRC without decay while the neutral beams are injected into the plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,440,796

OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL MANIPULATION OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTING SYSTEMS

LUMENETIX, LLC, Scotts V...

1. A lighting device comprising:a circuit board having
an upper surface that extends from a first end to a second end,
a lower surface opposite the upper surface, and
opposing sidewalls extending from the upper surface to the lower surface;
a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in a single-line linear array along the upper surface of the circuit board,
wherein the plurality of LEDs includes LEDs of at least three different colors; and
a first optical terminator that overhangs over a first outmost LED at the first end of the circuit board such that the first outmost LED is positioned within a tetrahedral cavity of the first optical terminator,
wherein the first optical terminator is configured to redirect light from the first outmost LED along an axis of the linear array.

US Pat. No. 10,440,759

FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Acacia Communications, In...

1. An apparatus for performing forward error correction of data to be transmitted over an optical communications channel, the apparatus comprising:an input interface;
a memory configured to store an arrangement;
a preprocessor comprising circuitry coupled to the input interface and configured to:
organize data bits received from the input interface into the arrangement, the arrangement having a plurality of blocks organized into rows and columns, the plurality of blocks further organized into a plurality of strands of blocks including a first strand of blocks, the first strand of blocks comprising:
a back portion comprising a first row of the plurality of blocks, and
a front portion comprising blocks from at least two different columns in at least two different rows other than the first row of blocks; and
an encoder comprising circuitry configured to encode at least some of the data bits in the arrangement using a first error correcting code at least in part by:
accessing first data bits in the front portion of the first strand of blocks;
accessing second data bits in the back portion of the first strand of blocks; and
generating first parity bits by applying the first error correcting code to the first data bits and the second data bits.

US Pat. No. 10,440,734

SCHEDULING CONFIGURATION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A scheduling configuration method, comprising:configuring, by a centralized controller, coordination parameters of different nodes, and scheduling, by distributed schedulers in each node, user resources of local nodes, wherein the step of configuring, by the centralized controller, the coordination parameters of the different nodes comprises:
performing, by the centralized controller, at least one of the following configuration on the coordination parameters of the different nodes: Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) port or semi-static initialization parameter configuration;
when receiving coordination request messages of DMRS port and/or initialization parameter coordination configuration triggered by the nodes and determining that it is necessary to respond to the coordination request messages, performing, by the centralized controller, coordination configuration on the DMRS port and/or initialization parameters of the nodes, and sending the DMRS port and/or initialization parameter configuration information of the nodes to each node so that the nodes perform configuration on the basis of the configured DMRS port and/or initialization parameter configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,440,713

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:establishing wireless connectivity amongst multiple interconnected access points in a mesh network, the mesh network providing multiple communication devices access to a remote network;
identifying a service class assigned to a first communication device of the multiple communication devices; and
in accordance with the service class assigned to the first communication device, controlling use of wireless bandwidth in the mesh network to provide the first communication device access to the remote network at a data rate as specified by the service class.

US Pat. No. 10,440,705

METHOD, APPARATUS, SERVER, AND SYSTEMS OF TIME-REVERSAL TECHNOLOGY

Origin Wireless, Inc., G...

1. A time-reversal system, comprising:a first wireless transceiver of a time-reversal client wirelessly coupled to at least one second wireless transceiver through a wireless multipath channel associated with a space;
the at least one second wireless transceiver;
the time-reversal client with the first wireless transceiver, comprising a processor and a memory configured, in a channel probing phase, to:
obtain a set of channel information (CI) captured when at least one probing signal is sent either from the first wireless transceiver to the at least one second wireless transceiver, or from the at least one second wireless transceiver to the first wireless transceiver, through the wireless multipath channel associated with the space,
wherein each of the set of CI comprises at least one of: a channel state information (CSI), a channel impulse response, a channel frequency response, or another channel state data of the wireless multipath channel, and
obtain a set of location-specific signatures based on the set of CI and a time reversal operation; and
at least one third wireless transceiver wirelessly coupled with the first wireless transceiver of the time-reversal client through a wireless multipath channel associated with the space;
wherein all of the at least one second wireless transceivers and all of the at least one third wireless transceivers have the same passband;
wherein each location-specific signature is associated with a CI;
wherein the channel probing phase is a training phase of a positioning task to capture the set of location-specific signatures associated with a set of locations;
wherein an instantaneous location of each of the at least one third wireless transceiver is to be determined in an operating phase of the positioning task based on an instantaneous set of—CI and the location-specific signatures obtained in the training phase of the positioning task each associated with a location in the space;
wherein, in the training phase, the at least one second wireless transceiver is moved to different locations in the space to capture, for each location, at least one CI and at least one corresponding location-specific signature,
wherein, in the operating phase, each of the at least one third wireless transceiver is moved along a path in the space; and
wherein the time-reversal client is further configured to, in the operating phase:
obtain the instantaneous set of CI captured when at least one probing signal is sent from at least one of: the first wireless transceiver or each of the at least one third wireless transceiver at a location of the path, to at least one of: the each of the at least one third wireless transceiver at the location of the path or the first wireless transceiver, through the wireless multipath channel associated with the space, and
compare the instantaneous set of CI with the set of location-specific signatures using a similarity metric to identify the location of the path as a location associated with a matching location-specific signature.

US Pat. No. 10,439,477

PRESSURIZED AND GRAVITY-FED LIQUID COOLING OF ELECTRIC MOTOR

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A liquid cooling system for an electric motor comprising:a pump for an oil to cool the electric motor;
a heat exchanger that receives oil from the pump and removes heat from the oil;
a manifold extending above a stator of the electric motor, the manifold receiving the oil from the heat exchanger via an inlet of the manifold, the manifold having a first opening that directs a first jet of the oil directly onto a laminate stack of the stator;
a first tray above first end turns of the stator, the manifold having a second opening that directs a second jet of the oil onto the first tray, the first tray having a third opening that performs gravity-fed distribution of the oil onto the first end turns; and
the manifold further having a first extension that directs a third jet of the oil directly onto first endrings of a first end of a rotor of the electric motor, a portion of the first extension passing through an opening of a first endbell of the stator of the electric motor, wherein the rotor redistributes the oil from the third jet onto an inside of the first end turns.

US Pat. No. 10,434,944

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH REDUCED IMAGE COLOR DATA PROCESSING BY USE OF DITHERING

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:a color camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the vehicle;
wherein said color camera comprises a photosensor array comprising at least 480 rows of photosensing elements and at least 640 columns of photosensing elements;
said color camera capturing image data;
wherein image data captured by said color camera is processed using an in-line dithering algorithm;
wherein said in-line dithering algorithm comprises at least one of (i) an in-row dithering algorithm that is applied to image data captured by individual rows of photosensing elements of said photosensor array and (ii) an in-column dithering algorithm that is applied to image data captured by individual columns of photosensing elements of said photosensor array;
wherein said in-line dithering algorithm determines most significant bits and least significant bits of first color data captured by a first photosensing element of a row or column, and wherein the least significant bits of the first color data are added to second color data captured by a second photosensing element of the row or column to generate second adjusted color data; and
wherein said in-line dithering algorithm determines most significant bits and least significant bits of the second color data, and wherein the least significant bits of the second color data are added to third color data captured by a third photosensing element of the row or column to generate third adjusted color data.

US Pat. No. 10,434,347

FIRE EXTINGUISHING COMPOSITIONS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A fire extinguishant comprising from about 20% to about 80% by weight of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (transHFO-1233zd) and from about 20% to about 80% by weight of 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-3-pentanone (FK5-1-12), wherein the amount of the transHFO-1233zd and and FKF-1-12 together comprise at least about 80% by weight of the fire extinguishant.

US Pat. No. 10,433,852

AORTIC OCCLUSION BALLOON APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING

1. A medical device comprising:a stiffened sheath comprising:
a narrow cross-section,
wherein said narrow cross-section comprises:
an external cross-sectional outer diameter of 5-10 Fr (1.667 mm-3.333 mm) for use intraluminally in the vasculature of a patient; and
wherein said stiffened sheath comprises:
woven wire or metal reinforcing axial and longitudinal strength;
wherein said woven wire or metal comprises:
 wherein said woven wire or metal comprises a plurality of wires, woven to form a wire mesh comprising at least one of:
 wherein said wire mesh is circumferentially-embedded at least partially within a lumen of said stiffened sheath, or
 wherein said wire mesh is adjacent to a lumen of said stiffened sheath; and
an elongated balloon occluder disposed at a working distal end of said stiffened sheath,
wherein said elongated balloon occluder comprises:
an elongated balloon comprising:
wherein said elongated balloon comprises:
 a longitudinal length of at least one or more of:
 9-15 cm (270-450 Fr, or 90 mm-150 mm), or 12 cm (360 Fr, or 120 mm).

US Pat. No. 10,440,865

HEAT SPREADER FOR EMISSIVE DISPLAY DEVICE

NeoGraf Solutions, LLC, ...

1. A display device comprising a display panel having a size of at least one meter, a plurality of heat sources, and a thermal stress reduction system which comprises a heat spreader including a sheet of compressed particles of exfoliated graphite having first and second major surfaces, the graphite sheet having a thickness of from about 0.25 mm to about 1.0 mm and a surface area larger than the surface area of one of the heat sources, wherein the first major surface has a pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive adhered thereon to permit substantially all of the first major surface to be in thermal contact with the plurality of heat sources in the display device wherein the adhesive has a release load of no greater than 40 g/cm at a release speed of one meter per second and achieves a minimum lap shear adhesion strength of at least about 125 grams per square centimeter, and further wherein the graphite sheet has a density of from about 1.6 g/cc, to about 1.9 g/cc and a plastic backing layer on the second major surface.

US Pat. No. 10,440,852

CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN AN AIR-COOLED HOUSING

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A system for managing cables comprising:a housing configured to support equipment and having a front-to-rear air-cooling apparatus for cooling the equipment;
a front cover removably connected to the housing and including a plurality of perforations for air flow in the front-to-rear air-cooling apparatus;
at least one cable gate formed at a side portion of the housing, each of the at least one cable gate including a frame having at least one slot joining an interior space of the housing with an exterior space located outside the housing, each of the at least one cable gate including at least one brush having a plurality of bristles, each of the at least one cable gate is located between the housing and the front cover, and the interior space is defined by the housing, the front cover, and the at least one cable gate;
wherein, in a blocking condition, the bristles of each cable gate are configured to cover the at least one slot of the respective cable gate to reduce air flow between the interior space and exterior space through the at least one slot; and
wherein, in a displaced condition, the bristles of each cable gate are configured to allow one or more cables to protrude through one or more slots of the at least one slot of the respective cable gate to enable the equipment to be connected with external devices, wherein the bristles further reduce the air flow between the interior space and exterior space with the one or more cables inserted therein, such that the interior space in the housing has the front-to-rear air-cooling apparatus with air flow via the plurality of perforations in both the blocking condition and the displaced condition.

US Pat. No. 10,440,850

BACKPLANE AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A backplane of a communications device, comprising:at least one fixing plate;
multiple connectors; and
multiple flexible cables;
wherein signal connection is implemented between corresponding connectors using the flexible cables, wherein each of the connectors is provided with a housing and multiple signal pins installed on the housing, wherein the housing is installed on the at least one fixing plate, and wherein the housing is provided with a jack for insertion of a connector of a subcard in the communications device;
wherein one end of each signal pin is inserted into the jack, and wherein the other end is connected to one of the multiple flexible cables;
wherein a surface of each fixing plate facing the subcard in the communications device is an insertion surface of the fixing plate, and wherein the multiple flexible cables are located on a side of the fixing plate opposite to the insertion surface; and
wherein each fixing plate is provided with at least one connector opening running through a thickness direction of the fixing plate, and wherein a housing of each connector runs through the fixing plate through the connector opening.

US Pat. No. 10,440,848

CONFORMABLE DISPLAY WITH LINEAR ACTUATOR

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A conformable display, comprising:a display element; and
a linear macro-fiber composite (MFC) actuator, including:
a first laminate layer, a second laminate layer, and a macro-fiber composite actuator disposed between the first laminate layer and the second laminate layer,
wherein the linear MFC actuator is attached to the display element and also attached to a support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,440,826

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a mounting substrate including an interface connectable with a host;
a surface-mounted component mounted on the mounting substrate and having a signal electrode group having a plurality of signal electrodes through which data or control signals are transmitted and a ground electrode group having a plurality of ground electrodes electrically connected to ground, wherein the signal electrodes and the ground electrodes are arranged in a lattice pattern in the surface-mounted component, and three or more of the ground electrodes are continuously arranged in a low or column direction of the lattice pattern at an outer periphery of the lattice pattern;
a first solder portion positioned individually between one of the signal electrodes in the signal electrode group and the mounting substrate; and
a second solder portion positioned commonly between the three or more of the ground electrodes in the ground electrode group and the mounting substrate, the second solder portion having a larger contact area with the mounting substrate than the first solder portion.

US Pat. No. 10,440,818

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Shirre Lab Corp., Taipei...

1. A flexible circuit board substrate, comprising:a conductive material layer with a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and at least one via hole throughout the first surface and the second surface;
a first surface-treated layer with a plurality of first particles and a plurality of second particles formed on the first surface and/or the second surface, wherein each first particle has a diameter greater than that of each second particle; andan insulating structure formed on the first surface-treated layer and filled up with the via hole;wherein the insulating structure comprises a thermalplastic insulating material and a thermalsetting insulating material, and the thermalsetting material is sandwiched by two of the thermalplastic materials.

US Pat. No. 10,440,804

OCCUPANCY MESSAGING IN WIRELESS NETWORKED LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A device configured to form part of a wireless networked lighting system that comprises a controller and lamps, wherein the device comprises:a target detector configured to detect a presence of a target in a first area, and
a transmitter configured to transmit:
a multicast message to the controller and to one or more of the lamps in response to a detection of the presence of the target in the first area when the device establishes a need for a first response speed,
a unicast message to the controller when the device establishes that the first response speed is not needed and so that a slower second response speed is acceptable; and
wherein the transmitter is configured to transmit the multicast message to the controller and to the one or more of the lamps for a detected first amount of light in a second area, and wherein the transmitter is configured to transmit the unicast message to the controller in response to the detection of the presence of the target in the first area for a detected second amount of light in the second area, the first amount of light being smaller than a threshold value and the second amount of light being larger than the threshold value, and the first and second areas being at least partly overlapping areas.

US Pat. No. 10,440,798

LED LAMP AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL CIRCUIT APPLIED THERETO

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A LED lamp, comprising:at least one LED unit; a magnetic ballast, coupled to a power and configured to transfer a received first alternating current to a first direct current; and
a LED drive circuit, comprising a temperature control circuit coupled to the magnetic ballast and in parallel with the LED unit, configured to detect an internal temperature of the LED lamp and adjust an output power of the LED unit, wherein, the temperature control circuit comprises:
a thermal sensitive module, comprising a negative temperature coefficient thermistor; and
a phase cut circuit coupled to the thermal sensitive module, wherein when the internal temperature of the LED lamp detected by the thermal sensitive module is higher than a temperature threshold, a resistance of the negative temperature coefficient thermistor is decreased to adjust the output power of the LED unit, wherein the phase cut circuit is configured to cut off a portion of a half cycle of an output voltage of the LED unit when the internal temperature of the LED lamp is higher than the temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,440,793

UNIVERSAL WIRELESS LUMINAIRE CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF USE

California Eastern Labora...

1. A wireless luminaire control device, comprising:a single microcontroller;
a separate memory device coupled to the single microcontroller, the separate memory device containing instructions for operation of the single microcontroller;
a radio coupled to the single microcontroller for communication with a node on a wireless network;
a relay coupled to the single microcontroller for switching power for a luminaire;
a first microcontroller pulse width modulated output coupled to a first zero to ten volt driver interface to provide a first control signal for the luminaire;
a second microcontroller pulse width modulated output coupled to a second zero to ten volt driver interface to provide a color temperature control signal for the luminaire;
a third microcontroller pulse width modulated output coupled to a tunable white temperature control interface to provide a color control signal for the luminaire;
and
a hardware switch that causes the single microcontroller to execute instructions to join a wireless network when the hardware switch is actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,440,791

LAMP, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD FOR LIGHTING SYSTEM

TRAXON TECHNOLOGIES LTD.,...

1. A lamp comprising:a plurality of semiconductor light sources or groups of semiconductor light sources,
an electrical terminal node, and
at least one electrical connection line, wherein
the semiconductor light sources are electrically connected with the terminal node via the at least one connection line,
electrical operating data of the semiconductor light sources or of the groups of semiconductor light sources are saved in the terminal node,
the semiconductor light sources or the groups of semiconductor light sources of the lamp can be electrically activated independently of each other, and
the terminal node is an electrically passive or active component, and the electrical operating data of the semiconductor light sources or of the groups of semiconductor light sources are permanently saved in the terminal node and the operating data comprise one or more of the following data types: current-luminosity curves, voltage-luminosity curves, operating time-luminosity curves, temperature-luminosity curves, current-color location curves, voltage-color location curves, temperature-color location curves, operating time-color location curves.

US Pat. No. 10,440,787

LOW-VOLTAGE LIGHT STRIP

GUANGDONG OML TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A low-voltage light strip, comprising a light strip body, at least one set of light-emitting units packaged on the light strip body, and a flexible protective sleeve arranged on an outer side of the light strip body and the light-emitting units; whereineach of the light-emitting units comprises a constant current circuit and an LED light string, an input end of the constant current circuit being connected to a power source, and an output end of the constant current circuit being connected to the LED light string;
the LED light string comprises at least one LED light bead, which comprises an LED chip, an encapsulant encapsulating the LED chip, and a first optical layer arranged between the encapsulant and the LED chip;
the first optical layer covers a surface of the LED chip, a refractive index thereof being between a refractive index of the LED chip and a refractive index of the encapsulant; and
a surface of the flexible protective sleeve is provided with a second optical layer, a refractive index of the second optical layer being between a refractive index of the flexible protective sleeve and a refractive index of air.

US Pat. No. 10,440,785

CURRENT HOLDING CIRCUIT FOR BIDIRECTIONAL TRIODE THYRISTOR DIMMER AND LINEAR DIMMING DRIVING CIRCUIT USING THE SAME

ZHEJIANG YANKON MEGA LIGH...

1. A linear dimming driving circuit, comprising:an overcurrent protecting circuit;
a rectifying bridge comprising four rectifying diodes connected;
a current holding circuit for a bidirectional triode thyristor (TRIAC) dimmer which is a resistance and capacitance (RC) circuit;
a surge suppressing circuit configured to absorb a high surge voltage of an input voltage;
a filtering circuit configured to reduce or filter out flicker caused by an asymmetrical current of a light emitting diode (LED) load due to the RC circuit;
a linear constant-current circuit; and
a flicker eliminating circuit configured to eliminate the flicker caused by the asymmetrical current of the LED load due to the RC circuit,
wherein an input terminal of the overcurrent protecting circuit is connected to commercial low-frequency alternating-current power, an output terminal of the overcurrent protecting circuit is connected to an input terminal of the rectifying bridge, the RC circuit comprises a first resistor and a first capacitor connected in series, and the RC circuit is connected in parallel with any one of the rectifying diodes, an output terminal of the rectifying bridge is connected to an input terminal of the surge suppressing circuit, an output terminal of the surge suppressing circuit is connected to an input terminal of the filtering circuit, an output terminal of the filtering circuit is connected to an input terminal of the linear constant-current circuit, an output terminal of the linear constant-current circuit is connected to an earth terminal of the rectifying bridge and the surge suppressing circuit, the linear constant-current circuit is connected to an output terminal of the flicker eliminating circuit, and the LED load is connected between the input terminal of the filtering circuit and an input terminal of the flicker eliminating circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,440,784

REDUCED-DISTORTION HYBRID INDUCTION HEATING/WELDING ASSEMBLY

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A hybrid induction heating/welding assembly comprising:a metal working tool configured to perform a metal working process on at least one workpiece, wherein the metal working process generates a metal working heat profile in the at least one workpiece; and
at least one induction heating coil configured to apply induction heat to the at least one workpiece, wherein the induction heat generates an induction heat profile in the at least one workpiece;
wherein the metal working heat profile and the induction heat profile combine to generate a combined heat profile in the at least one workpiece, wherein the combined heat profile results in no distortion in the at least one workpiece from the metal working process; and
control circuitry configured to:
estimate the metal working heat profile and the induction heat profile in the at least one workpiece, to estimate the combined heat profile based on the estimated metal working heat profile and induction heat profile; and
control a relative positioning of the metal working tool, the at least one induction heating coil, or both, to adjust the position of the metal working heat profile or the induction heat profile on the workpiece to minimize the distortion in the at least one workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,440,757

SECOND-SCREEN CONTROL AUTOMATIC PAIRING USING PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:detecting a connection between a first-screen device and a pairing service, the first-screen device connecting to the pairing service through a network, wherein the first-screen device is a television set associated with a user account;
generating, by a processing device, a pairing code to pair the first-screen device associated with the user account with at least one other device associated with the user account, wherein the pairing code is generated for a pairing session to be valid exclusively during the pairing session by associating the pairing code with session information of the pairing session, the session information comprising an identifier of the first-screen device;
identifying a second-screen device associated with the user account, wherein the second screen device is a mobile device associated with the user account;
sending a request to a push notification server to send a push notification comprising the pairing code to the second-screen device associated with the user account;
receiving, by the processing device, the pairing code from the second-screen device associated with the user account;
upon determining that the paring code received from the second-screen device associated with the user account matches the pairing code valid for the pairing session, determining whether the first-screen device is still online and whether the first-screen device and the second-screen device satisfy a geographic location check; and
in response to determining that the first-screen device is still online and that the first-screen device and the second-screen device satisfy the geographic location check, associating the first-screen device and the second-screen device as paired devices to allow the second-screen device to control playback of media content on the first-screen device during the pairing session.

US Pat. No. 10,440,751

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENABLING STATION TO RECEIVE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a signal by a Station (STA) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving, by the STA, a downlink (DL) Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) including a physical layer (PHY) header and a Medium Access Control (MAC) frame;
decoding, by the STA, the MAC frame;
checking, by the STA, information included in the MAC frame based on a MAC header of the MAC frame, the MAC header including at least one of a first address field or a second address field; and
transmitting, by the STA to an access point (AP), an uplink (UL) PPDU including a PHY header,
wherein each of the PHY headers of the DL PPDU and the UL PPDU includes a signal (SIG) field having an UL/DL indication subfield and a STA identifier (ID) subfield,
wherein whether the STA ID subfield is an association identifier (AID) subfield of a transmitter or an AID subfield of a receiver is identified based on a UL/DL direction indicated by the UL/DL indication subfield,
wherein when the UL/DL indication subfield indicates the DL direction, the STA determines that the STA ID subfield is configured as the AID subfield of the receiver, and
wherein when the UL/DL indication subfield indicates the UL direction, the STA determines that the STA ID subfield is configured as the AID subfield of the transmitter instead of the AID subfield of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,440,748

FIRST COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR TRANSMITTING DATA TO A SECOND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation by a first communication device, the method comprising:performing a sub-channel selection process in an attempt to find an unoccupied sub-channel from among a pool of sub-channels belonging to a total system bandwidth of a communications system; and
terminating the sub-channel selection process responsive to finding an unoccupied sub-channel and selecting the found, unoccupied sub-channel as a selected sub-channel and using the selected sub-channel to transmit data to a second wireless communication device;
wherein performing the sub-channel selection process includes evaluating each of one or more of the sub-channels in the pool on an individual basis using a carrier sensing procedure by which the first communication device deems a state of the sub-channel being evaluated as either occupied or unoccupied, and, for each sub-channel deemed to be occupied, excluding the sub-channel from the pool and starting a corresponding timer upon expiration of which the sub-channel is returned to the pool; and
wherein the pool comprises sub-channels currently deemed to be in an unknown occupancy state, and wherein the method includes initially forming the pool by initially deeming all sub-channels belonging to the total system bandwidth to be in the unknown occupancy state.

US Pat. No. 10,440,744

RADIO CHANNEL ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A channel access method of a base station supporting multi-carrier including one primary carrier in a licensed band and a plurality of secondary carriers in an unlicensed band, comprising:performing channel sensing with respect to the plurality of secondary carriers, the plurality of secondary carriers including a first secondary carrier and a second secondary carrier to transmit data through the primary carrier and at least one of the plurality of secondary carriers;
determining whether the first secondary carrier and the second secondary carrier in the unlicensed band are occupied or empty based on a channel sensing result;
broadcasting a signal for indicating carrier occupancy through the first secondary carrier when the first secondary carrier is determined to be empty and the second secondary carrier is determined to be occupied; and
transmitting the data during a transmission period to a user equipment (UE) using the primary carrier and the first secondary carrier after broadcasting the signal through the first secondary carrier, wherein the transmission period ends with a last subframe of which a time length corresponds to a downlink pilot time slot (DwPTS) duration,
performing channel sensing with respect to the plurality of secondary carriers after the transmission period; and
resuming transmitting the data to the UE using the primary carrier and the second secondary carrier when the first secondary carrier is determined to be occupied and the second secondary carrier is determined to be empty.

US Pat. No. 10,440,735

UPLINK HOPPING PATTERN FOR CONTENTION-BASED RELIABLE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for scheduling uplink transmissions for at least one wireless device, the method comprising:assigning to a first wireless device of the at least one wireless device, a first time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern from a set of time-frequency uplink transmission hopping patterns;
assigning to a second wireless device of the at least one wireless device, a second time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern from the set of time-frequency uplink transmission hopping patterns, the first time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern at least partially overlapping with the second time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern;
receiving, from the first wireless device, an uplink transmission of data packets, the uplink transmission based on the assigned first time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern; and
based on a detected collision of at least a portion of an uplink transmission corresponding to a portion of the first time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern that partially overlaps with the second time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern, sending at least one of:
a transmission suppression command requesting that one of the first wireless device and the second wireless device refrain from transmitting on the at least the portion of the uplink transmission; and
a rescheduled time-frequency uplink transmission hopping pattern from the set of time-frequency uplink transmission hopping patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,440,730

METHOD CARRIED OUT BY TERMINAL FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION PRIORITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL UTILIZING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing one of a sidelink discovery or a sidelink communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining a priority for the sidelink discovery and a priority for the sidelink communication when the sidelink discovery competes with the sidelink communication; and
performing one of the sidelink discovery or the sidelink communication based on the determined priority for the sidelink communication and the priority for the sidelink discovery,
wherein when the sidelink discovery is a sidelink discovery announcement related to a sidelink relay operation, the UE prioritizes the sidelink discovery rather than the sidelink communication and performs the sidelink discovery.

US Pat. No. 10,440,700

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:mapping control information to a plurality of resource elements (REs) in a resource element group (REG) and at least one demodulation reference signal (DMRS) for the control information, wherein each of the plurality of REs in the REG is alternately associated with one of a first antenna port or a second antenna port in case that multiple REGs which are distributed in multiple resource blocks (RBs) are allocated for a distributed transmission of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH); and
transmitting the control information using the plurality of REs to a user equipment (UE),
wherein the REG includes the plurality of REs used for the control information and the REG excludes REs used for the at least one DMRS, and
wherein the mapping based on a cycling of the first antenna port and the second antenna port is performed per each of REGs.

US Pat. No. 10,440,696

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FEEDBACK INFORMATION, TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for transmitting feedback information, comprising:receiving, by terminal equipment, a first signaling transmitted by a base station, the first signaling being configured to indicate K first Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource(s), wherein K is a positive integer;
in a first downlink subframe set, respectively receiving, by the terminal equipment, data on licensed carrier(s) and unlicensed carrier(s) which are aggregated, determining N-bit feedback information for the licensed carrier(s), and determining M-bit feedback information for the unlicensed carrier(s), wherein M is an integer more than or equal to 0, N is an integer more than or equal to 0, and at least one of M and N is not 0;
judging, by the terminal equipment, whether M is more than 0 or not; and
when M is more than 0, transmitting, by the terminal equipment, the M-bit feedback information and the N-bit feedback information on L first PUCCH resource(s) in the K first PUCCH resource(s) in a first uplink subframe, or, transmitting, by the terminal equipment, the N-bit feedback information on at least one second PUCCH resource and transmitting the M-bit feedback information on L first PUCCH resource(s) in the K first PUCCH resource(s) in a first uplink subframe, wherein L is a positive integer less than or equal to K, and the at least one second PUCCH resource is determined according to Downlink Control Information (DCI) configured for scheduling data transmission on the licensed carrier(s),
wherein the first downlink subframe set comprises all downlink subframes corresponding to the first uplink subframe for transmitting the feedback information.

US Pat. No. 10,434,353

PORTABLE EXERCISE BALL-AND-STICK APPARATUS

1. A portable exercise ball-and-stick apparatus, comprising:a base having an upper surface with a centrally-located concave spherical region located within the upper surface;
a ball locatable in the centrally-located concave spherical region of said base; and,
a rod affixed to said ball for freely moving said ball within the centrally-located concave spherical region of said base,
wherein said base further includes an additional concave spherical region having means for permitting retention of said ball within said additional concave spherical region when said ball is not located within said centrally-located concave spherical region, wherein said means for permitting retention of said ball within said additional concave spherical region includes a spike centrally located in said additional concave spherical region with said spike extending vertically from a central region of said additional concave spherical region for being received in a complementary slot situated longitudinally and on a side of said ball opposite from which said rod extends from said ball.

US Pat. No. 10,433,498

SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING PLANT YIELD

1. An apparatus for improving plant yield, said apparatus comprising:(a) a plant container adapted to be movable between a first plant growing direction and a second plant growing direction; and
(b) a rigid trellis attached to said plant container, wherein said trellis includes at least one pole and a plurality of support wires attached to said pole and wherein said support wires are spring loaded for providing positioning along the length of said pole.

US Pat. No. 10,440,863

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ENABLE LARGE-SCALE DATA COMPUTATION DURING TRANSPORTATION

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

1. A system that enables large scale data computation during transportation of a velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC), the system comprising:a volumetric container having a plurality of exterior walls, with a first aft-facing wall and at least one second side or rear facing wall, the container configured with a plurality of compartments including an information technology (IT) compartment and an air intake compartment that is located proximate to the first aft-facing wall, the container designed for placement on a trailer capable of being moved in at least an aft-facing direction at different velocities;
at least one heat generating information technology (IT) equipment positioned within an IT rack within the IT compartment, the at least one heat generating IT equipment comprising at least one IHS that operates to provide large scale data computation when provided with ambient operating conditions that include a flow of cooling air sufficient to maintain the heat generating IT equipment below a maximum operating temperature value;
an air intake opening placed in the aft-facing wall and which provides an air intake path at which exterior air ingresses into the container at a high velocity to provide a flow of ram cooling air through the IT compartment, the flow of ram cooling air convectionally removing heat from the at least one heat generating IT equipment and maintaining the ambient condition of one heat generating IT equipment below the maximum operating temperature value, whenever the container is moving in the aft-facing direction at a minimum threshold velocity;
a velocity-controlled cooling subsystem (VCCS) that provides cooling to the at least one IT equipment, the VCCS including an air intake controller which determines whether a current velocity of the VC MDC is at or above a minimum threshold velocity that is required to provide a first amount of ram cooling air to IT equipment within the VC MDC that will allow the IT equipment to operate without an air handling unit (AHU); and
a management information handling system (IHS) that, in response to the current velocity being at or above the minimum threshold velocity to support ram-air cooling of the IT equipment:
activates processing by one or more of the IT equipment;
determines whether a current temperature from within the IT compartment is greater than or equal to a maximum threshold temperature for operating the IT equipment;
in response to the current temperature being greater than or equal to the maximum threshold temperature, while the current velocity is at or above the minimum threshold velocity, performs one or more temperature mitigating processes to enable the IT equipment to continue to operate.

US Pat. No. 10,440,857

DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DELAY FOR FAN CHIP

Sentelic Corporation, Ta...

1. A detection system of signal transmission delay for a fan chip, comprising:a circuit board comprising a circuit unit, wherein the circuit unit comprises at least one circuit wiring and at least one electronic component;
a fan chip, configured on the circuit board, and comprising an input pin and an output pin,
wherein the fan chip operates in a detection mode of signal transmission delay or a fan operation mode to control a fan;
and a control unit connected to the fan chip via the circuit unit of the circuit board;
wherein when the control unit executes a detection process of signal transmission delay for the fan chip, the control unit generates a first pulse signal having a specific pulse pattern, sends the first pulse signal to the fan chip via the circuit unit of the circuit board, and records a time that the first pulse signal was sent;
wherein responsive to the fan chip receiving the first pulse signal via the input pin, the fan chip operates in a detection mode of signal transmission delay according to the first pulse signal having the specific pulse pattern;
wherein when the fan chip operates in the detection mode of signal transmission delay, the fan chip copies the specific pulse pattern of the first pulse signal to generate a second pulse signal having the specific pulse pattern, and sends the second pulse signal to the control unit via the output pin and the circuit unit of the circuit board;
wherein when the control unit receives the second pulse signal, the control unit records a time that the second pulse signal was received, and calculates a time difference between the time that the second pulse signal was received and the time that the first pulse signal was sent;
wherein the time difference is a delay time of signal transmission between the control unit and the fan chip and the fan is operated based on the delay time of signal transmission between the control unit and the fan chip.

US Pat. No. 10,440,843

FASTENING ASSEMBLY, HOLDING MECHANISM, BRACKET AND REMOTE CONTROLLER USING THE HOLDING MECHANISM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A remote controller comprising:a remote controller body;
a control stick provided on the remote controller body; and
a bracket mounted on the remote controller body, the bracket comprising:
a connecting frame; and
a holding mechanism comprising:
a first clamping member rotatably connected to the connecting frame and comprising a first clamping part; and
a second clamping member comprising a second clamping part, the second clamping member being slidably mounted on the first clamping member;
wherein the first clamping member further comprises a third clamping part rotatably disposed between the first clamping part and the second clamping part.

US Pat. No. 10,440,828

INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL COMPONENT WITHIN LAMINATE

THE DILLER CORPORATION, ...

1. A laminate having an integrated electrical component disposed within the laminate, the laminate comprising:a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer;
a first electrically-conductive layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, the first electrically-conductive layer being disposed over a portion of the first paper layer;
a second electrically-conductive layer comprising the electrically-conductive material, the second electrically-conductive layer being disposed over another portion of the first paper layer;
an electrical component disposed over the first and second electrically-conductive layers, the electrical component having at least first and second electrical terminals;
an insulating layer disposed over the electrical component,
wherein the first paper layer and the insulating layer encapsulate the first electrically-conductive layer, the second electrically-conductive layer, and the electrical component within the laminate,
wherein the first and second vias include an electrically-conductive material therein, the first electrically-conductive layer is electrically coupled to the first via and the first electrical terminal, the second electrically-conductive layer is electrically coupled to the second via and the second electrical terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,440,802

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

ADATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

5. A lighting control method, comprising the steps of:using a mainboard to output interface testing signals to a plurality of transmission interfaces of a light board to inquire transmission interface information of the transmission interfaces;
using the transmission interfaces of the light board to respond interface message signals to the mainboard according to the transmission interface information inquired by the interface testing signals;
using the mainboard to determine whether the light board supports one or more types of transmission interfaces indicated by the interface testing signals according to the interface message signals; if the light board supports one or more types of transmission interfaces indicated by the interface testing signals, using the mainboard to select one of the supported transmission interfaces and output a host selecting control signal to the selected transmission interface, and using the selected transmission interface to output an interface control signal according to the host selecting control signal to a light emitting module; if the light board does not support one or more types of transmission interfaces indicated by the interface testing signals, using the mainboard to output the host selecting control signal to a lighting control module, and using the lighting control module to output a lighting control signal to the light emitting module; and
using the light emitting module to emit a light beam according to the received interface control signal or the lighting control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,440,795

VARIABLE MULTI-COLOR LED LIGHT STRING AND CONTROLLER FOR AN ARTIFICIAL TREE

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

1. A lighted artificial tree comprising:a power cord comprising one or more conductors and a power plug;
a wiring harness having two or more electrical conductors;
a first tree segment having a first decorative lighting system comprising:
a first variable-color LED light string, the first variable-color light string comprising a first plurality of variable-color LED lamps, each of the first plurality of variable-color LED lamps comprising:
a bulb housing;
a plurality of color LEDs;
an embedded integrated circuit (IC) comprising (i) a bulb processor in communication with the plurality of color LEDs and (ii) a bulb memory in communication with the processor, the bulb memory storing data relating to one or more illumination sequences; and
at least two bulb electrical conductors in communication with the embedded IC for communication with the wiring harness; and
a second tree segment having a second decorative lighting system comprising:
a second variable-color LED light string, the second variable-color light string comprising a second plurality of variable-color LED lamps, each of the second plurality of variable-color LED lamps comprising:
a bulb housing;
a plurality of color LEDs;
an embedded IC comprising (i) a bulb processor in communication with the plurality of color LEDs and (ii) a bulb memory in communication with the processor, the bulb memory storing data relating to one or more illumination sequences; and
at least two bulb electrical conductors in communication with the embedded IC for communication with the wiring harness; and
a controller in communication with the wiring harness and configured to receive user input, the controller comprising a processor and at least one memory operatively coupled to the processor and configured for storing data instructions that, when executed by the controller, cause the processor to perform a method comprising:
transmitting, by the controller and to each of the embedded ICs of the first variable-color LED light string, instructions for selectively controlling at least one variable-color LED lamp according to a user input, wherein the instructions include an indication of one of the one or more illumination sequences to be distributed to the plurality of color LEDs by the embedded IC; and
transmitting, by the controller and to each of the embedded ICs of the second variable-color LED light string, instructions for selectively controlling at least one variable-color LED lamp according to a user input, wherein the instructions include an indication of one of the one or more illumination sequences to be distributed to the plurality of color LEDs by the embedded IC.

US Pat. No. 10,440,794

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A modular system for displaying diffuse colored light, comprising:a lighting system, comprising:
a plurality of light emitters, wherein each light emitter is configured to display light in a plurality of colors;
a housing encasing the light emitters, wherein the housing defines a first face parallel to and proximal an active surface of the plurality of light emitters, wherein the first face comprises a light-diffusive material;
a touch-sensitive surface mechanically mounted to the first face, wherein the touch-sensitive surface is aligned with and overlays a majority of a projection of the plurality of light emitters onto the first face, wherein the touch-sensitive surface is configured to receive a region selection;
a connector integrated in an edge of the housing, wherein the connector mechanically and electrically couples the first lighting system to a second lighting system; and
a controller connected to the touch-sensitive surface, the connector, and the lighting system, wherein the controller is configured to:
determine layout information for a modular assembly based on information determined from the connector, the modular assembly comprising the lighting system, the layout information comprising a number of lighting systems cooperatively forming the modular assembly and a distance between said lighting systems;
receive a region selection based on the layout information and a color selection corresponding to said region selection;
identify indices of controllable zones corresponding to the region selection; and
assign the color selection to the light emitters corresponding to the region selection.

US Pat. No. 10,440,789

EVENT BASED INTEGRATED DRIVER SYSTEM AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) DRIVER SYSTEM

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. An event based integrated driver system for an end-use power based application, the driver system comprising:an analog module for receiving and processing an analog input;
a digital module for receiving and processing a digital input;
a software module for receiving and processing a software input;
an event based module, the event based module triggers
an analog event based on the processed analog input when the analog module receives and processes the analog input,
a digital event based on the processed digital input, when the digital module receives and processes the digital input, and
a software event based on the processed software input when the software module receives and processes the software input; and
a firmware module, the firmware module
maps the analog event, the digital event, and the software event when triggered by the event module, wherein the analog, the digital and the software events comprise an event priority, and
comprises instructions for processing the analog event, the digital event and software event according to the event priority by the analog module, the digital module and software module based on the end-use power based application.

US Pat. No. 10,440,783

COOKING APPLIANCE DEVICE HAVING A SELF-CONTROLLING BYPASSING UNIT

1. A cooking appliance apparatus, comprising:at least one mechanical switch;
at least one driver circuit configured to activate the at least one mechanical switch, said at least one driver circuit comprising
a protection unit and
a self-controlling bypassing unit configured to bypass the protection unit at least partially in at least one operating state, wherein the bypassing unit includes at least one energy storage unit configured to define at least one parameter for bypassing the protection unit in at least one operating state, wherein the at least one parameter is defined by a bypassing time period; and
a control unit configured to supply at least one control signal to control a switching state of the at least one mechanical switch, said at least one control signal being at least partially a pulse width modulated signal;
wherein the bypassing time period corresponds to a time period for which the pulse width modulated signal has at least one low level.

US Pat. No. 10,440,774

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MESSAGE DELIVERY AND FOR DISCONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, by a mobile device to a base station in a random access procedure, a message that includes a Media Access Control (MAC) control element, wherein the MAC control element includes information indicating an amount of data available for a transmission and a power headroom,
wherein the MAC control element has a length of eight bits, wherein four bits of the eight bits indicate the amount of data available for transmissions, and wherein two bits of the eight bits indicate the power headroom.

US Pat. No. 10,440,772

FAST USER EQUIPMENT RECONFIGURATION SIGNALING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOM Incorporated, Sa...

1. A method of wireless communication operable at a network entity, comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), a plurality of connection configurations for connecting with a network comprising the network entity and a plurality of scheduling entities that are configured to coordinate in transmit and receive configurations in a coordinated coverage area, each of the connection configurations comprising a respective index, baseline configuration, and value tag, the baseline configuration comprising a plurality of connection parameters used by the UE and a plurality of scheduled entities in the coordinated coverage area;
selecting a first connection configuration for the UE among the plurality of connection configurations, in response to channel conditions between the UE and the network in the coordinated coverage area; and
transmitting a reconfiguration message to the UE to reconfigure a connection between the UE and the network in the coordinated coverage area, the reconfiguration message comprising the index and the value tag of the first connection configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,440,753

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING UPLINK TIMING ALIGNMENT ON A SECONDARY CELL

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for uplink timing alignment performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) order including a carrier indicator field indicating a carrier on which to transmit a physical random access channel (PRACH) transmission;
in response to receiving the PDCCH order:
transmitting a first PRACH transmission in accordance with a power ramping counter;
determining that the first PRACH transmission is unsuccessful;
suspending the power ramping counter, based on information provided by a physical layer associated with a change in PRACH transmission;
on a condition that a maximum transmission power level is determined to be exceeded by an expected transmission power level of a second PRACH transmission and an another scheduled transmission, prioritizing the second PRACH transmission over the another scheduled transmission;
transmitting the second PRACH transmission in accordance with the suspended power ramping counter and, in response, monitoring for a random access response (RAR); and
detecting an RAR associated with the second PRACH transmission and adjusting a timing for a cell based on a timing advance included in the detected RAR.

US Pat. No. 10,440,746

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING HIDDEN NODE INTERFERENCE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for mitigating interference in a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving, at the user equipment, a request-to-send (RTS) signal from a base station in an unlicensed channel, the RTS signal including an indicator message indicating a presence of a target user message;
receiving the target user message from the base station in a licensed channel, the target user message including individual IDs or group IDs of multiple user equipments, the multiple user equipments including the user equipment; and
identifying whether the target user message includes an individual ID or group ID of the user equipment, wherein the identifying includes,
sending a clear-to-send (CTS) signal to the base station in the licensed channel or the unlicensed channel to allow the base station to perform data transmission to the user equipment in response to the target user message including the individual ID or group ID of the user equipment; and
ignoring the RTS signal in response to the target user message not including the individual ID or group ID of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,440,741

TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A first terminal device that transmits a frame, the first terminal device comprising:a transmission unit that performs transmission of the frame using uplink OFDMA transmission or uplink single user transmission based on a first back-off and a second back-off, and
a reception unit that receives a control signal which triggers the uplink OFDMA transmission,
wherein the first back-off is a value on which countdown is performed in a case where carrier sensing is performed only for a first predetermined period of time and when using the uplink single user transmission, the first terminal device determines it possible to transmit the frame, and
wherein the second back-off is a value on which countdown is performed in a case where the reception unit receives the control signal, and the uplink OFDMA transmission is used.

US Pat. No. 10,440,725

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN UNLICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by a wireless device, a downlink reception end time in an unlicensed band;
determining, by the wireless device, an uplink transmission start time at which uplink transmission starts in the unlicensed band;
abandoning the uplink transmission if an interval between the downlink reception end time and the uplink transmission start time is less than or equal to a threshold; and
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) before the uplink transmission start time if the interval between the downlink reception end time and the uplink transmission start time is greater than the threshold,
wherein a plurality CCA slots are continuously defined based on the uplink transmission start time,
wherein available CCA slots are changed based on a timing advance (TA) applied to the uplink transmission start time, and
wherein the performance of the CCA is not operated in one or more remaining CCA slots, which are identified as idle CCA slots during a TA adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,440,716

DYNAMIC INCREASE OF CONTROL CHANNEL MODULATION ORDER CONDITIONAL ON BEAMFORMING TO A POOR-RF UE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of controlling wireless communication over an air interface between a base station and a user equipment device (UE) served by the base station, wherein the base station is configured to transmit downlink control signals over a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) defined by the air interface to the UE without the base station beamforming the PDCCH control signals to the UE and with the base station modulating the PDCCH control signals using a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS), the method comprising:the base station determining that the UE is experiencing threshold poor radio frequency (RF) conditions on the air interface, wherein the base station determining that the UE is experiencing threshold poor RF conditions on the air interface comprises: (i) the base station receiving a channel quality indicator (CQI) from the UE and (ii) the base station determining that the UE is experiencing threshold poor RF conditions on the air interface based on the received CQI;
responsive to the determining that the UE is experiencing threshold poor RF conditions on the air interface, the base station reconfiguring itself to beamform PDCCH control signals to the UE; and
based on the base station being reconfigured to beamform PDCCH control signals to the UE, the base station reconfiguring itself to use a second MCS to modulate PDCCH control signals destined to the UE, wherein the second MCS is a higher-order MCS than the first MCS.

US Pat. No. 10,440,706

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PUCCH RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND HARQ-ACK REPORTING WITH PROCESSING TIME REDUCTION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive more than one physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs), the receiving circuitry being configured to receive more than one physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) scheduled by the more than one PDCCHs, respectively, with different processing times; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit more than one hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) responses for the more than one PDSCHs, respectively; wherein
the UE is not expected to receive the more than one PDSCHs for which the more than one HARQ-ACK responses are provided in a same subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,440,704

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE UNITS IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating resource units in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:generating, by an access point (AP), a physical (PHY) layer protocol data unit (PPDU) that is to be transmitted to a plurality of stations (STAs); and
transmitting, by the AP, the PPDU to the plurality of STAs within an entire frequency bandwidth,
wherein the PPDU includes resource allocation information,
wherein the resource allocation information includes first resource unit allocation information for allocation of first resource units and second resource unit allocation information for allocation of second resource units,
wherein the first resource unit allocation information relates to information associated with allocation of the first resource units for at least one first STA that is to receive the PPDU, among the plurality of STAs, through the first resource unit within the entire frequency bandwidth,
wherein the second resource unit allocation information relates to information associated with allocation of the second resource units for at least one second STA that is to receive the PPDU, among the plurality of STAs, through the second resource unit within the entire frequency bandwidth,
wherein a number of tones being allocated to the first resource unit is greater than a number of tones being allocated to the second resource unit,
wherein, in case a size of the entire frequency bandwidth is equal to 20 MHz, the first resource allocation information includes information on whether or not one of the first resource units is allocated within the entire bandwidth based on a 1-bit signaling bit,
wherein, in case a size of the entire frequency bandwidth is equal to 40 MHz, the first resource allocation information includes information on whether or not zero, one, or two of the first resource units is/are allocated within the entire bandwidth based on a 2-bit signaling bit, and
wherein, in case a size of the entire frequency bandwidth is equal to 80 MHz, the first resource allocation information includes information on whether or not one, two, or four of the first resource units is/are allocated within the entire bandwidth based on a 2-bit signaling bit.

US Pat. No. 10,440,410

DYNAMIC CHANNEL VERSIONING IN A BROADCAST AIR CHAIN BASED ON USER PREFERENCES

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTE...

17. A system, comprising:one or more circuits in a media content packaging and distribution system that controls creation and distribution of a channel to one or more of a plurality of user-computing devices associated with a plurality of specific subscriber accounts, the one or more circuits configured to:
receive a plurality of user-preferences from the plurality of user-computing devices over one or more communication mediums;
determine a plurality of targeted contents for each user-computing device of the plurality of user-computing devices,
wherein the plurality of targeted contents are determined based on a first number of types of the user-computing device and the plurality of user-preferences from a corresponding user-computing device of the plurality of user-computing devices;
determine corresponding sequences of a plurality of segments of a media feed of the channel, based on information corresponding to one or more triggers included in the media feed;
generate a plurality of distinct customized media feeds of the media feed of the channel, based on the number of the plurality of user-preferences, wherein each of the plurality of distinct customized media feeds is for a specific one of the plurality of user-computing devices;
video stitching the plurality of segments of the media feed of the channel and the targeted content of the plurality of targeted contents for corresponding user-computing devices of the plurality of user-computing devices to generate the plurality of distinct customized media feeds, wherein each of the generated plurality of distinct customized media feeds represents a user-specific version of the channel; and
communicate the plurality of distinct customized media feeds via at least one of the one or more communication mediums or a distribution system, wherein each of the plurality of distinct customized media feeds is communicated to the specific one of the plurality of user-computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,440,324

ALTERING UNDESIRABLE COMMUNICATION DATA FOR COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at one or more computing devices of a cloud-based service provider, a request from a first user device to establish a communication session between the first user device and a second user device via a network-based connection managed by a communications service at least partly managed by the cloud-based service provider;
establishing the communication session between the first user device and the second user device via the network-based connection;
receiving, from the first user device and via the network-based connection, first audio call data representing sound from an environment of the first user device;
receiving, from the first user device and via the network-based connection, first video data representing the environment of the first user device;
identifying a first portion of the first audio call data that corresponds to an acoustic fingerprint associated with an undesirable sound;
identifying a first portion of the first video data that corresponds to an image fingerprint associated with an undesirable image;
determining a first amount of time associated with a first duration of the acoustic fingerprint;
determining a second amount of time associated with a second direction of the image fingerprint;
altering a second portion of the first audio call data corresponding to the first amount of time associated with the acoustic fingerprint to generate second audio call data, the second portion of the first audio call data being subsequent to the first portion of the first audio call data;
altering a second portion of the first video data corresponding to the second amount of time associated with the image fingerprint to generate second video data, the second portion of the first video data being subsequent to the first portion of the first video data;
sending, via the network-based connection, the second audio call data to the second user device; and
sending, via the network-based connection, the second video data to the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,439,539

FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A feedback control system, comprising:an analog core;
a control driver; and
an electromagnetic load of a voice coil motor (VCM); wherein
the analog core is arranged to provide feedback from the electromagnetic load to the control driver in order to regulate a current consumption of the VCM;
the control driver is arranged to receive, from the analog core, an error voltage corresponding to an error in a current applied to the electromagnetic load, the control driver drives a current to the electromagnetic load which is bidirectional on average, excluding transients; and,
the control driver is further arranged to receive a motor directionality signal and a control mode signal; and,
the control driver is further arranged to control the current applied to the electromagnetic load based on the error voltage;
wherein, the analog core comprises a plurality of switches arranged as an H-bridge having two legs to drive the electromagnetic load such that the current ingressing through one leg of the H-bridge egresses the other leg;
further wherein, the control driver is arranged to operate in a linear mode and a pulse width modulation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,439,423

INTEGRATION DEVICE

1. An integration device, for integrating a mobile terminal device into a vehicle, comprising:an electronic unit and a storage unit, the electronic unit comprising an inductive charging unit, by means of which the mobile terminal device can be charged, and
the storage unit comprising a storage mat, on which the mobile terminal device can be placed, wherein the storage unit comprises a cavity under the storage mat,
the storage mat is a perforated mat having openings, that connect an interior of the vehicle, located above the storage mat, to the cavity, and
the cavity is supplied with air from an airflow provided on the vehicle, in such a manner that the air delivered by the airflow flows out through the openings into the interior of the vehicle and thereby cools the mobile terminal device that can be placed on the storage mat,
wherein the electronic unit further comprises a first printed circuit board, and a receiving tray, the first printed circuit board comprising at least one electrical connection selected from an antenna connection, an electric power supply connection, and a data line connection,
wherein connection openings for an electrical connection of the vehicle are on one or more of a left transverse side wall of the tray, a right transverse side wall of the tray, a right longitudinal side wall of the tray, and a left longitudinal side wall of the tray, the first printed circuit board is matched, in its symmetry, to a receiving space of the tray in such a manner that the first printed circuit board can be inserted in the receiving space in various orientations in such a manner that the first printed circuit board, when received in the tray, corresponds to the connection openings in such a manner that at least one electrical connection of the vehicle can be connected through the tray to the at least one electrical connection of the first printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,439,223

SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED BINDER FOR SECONDARY BATTERIES

NanoStar, Inc., New Orle...

1. A composition for use in an anode of a secondary battery comprising:an anode active material; and
a binder composition comprising a plurality of SiC nanowires disposed in a polymer binder.

US Pat. No. 10,438,693

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLAIM ADJUDICATION

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:determining, on a processor of an adjudication subsystem of a pharmacy benefit manager device, a status reflecting that a member, having a universal identifier, has changed from a drug benefit plan to a different drug benefit plan;
associating, on the processor of the adjudication subsystem of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the different drug benefit plan with the universal identifier;
accessing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, first claims data associated with the drug benefit plan based on the universal identifier associated with the member from a database via a network;
determining, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, that second claims data is also associated with the universal identifier;
accessing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the second claims data associated with the different drug benefit plan based on the universal identifier associated with the member from the database via the network;
analyzing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the first claims data from the drug benefit plan and the second claims data from the different drug benefit plan;
combining, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, the first claims data from the drug benefit plan and the second claims data from the different drug benefit plan in response to analysis of the first claims data and the second claims data to generate a claims history of the member;
identifying, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, a current-filled prescription based on the first claims data from the drug benefit plan accessed using the universal identifier and the second claims data from the different drug benefit plan accessed using the universal identifier;
performing, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, at least one adjudication operation for the current-filled prescription prior to receiving a new request for the current-filled prescription from a pharmacy device via a network, wherein performing the at least one adjudication operation for the current-filled prescription comprises determining a co-pay, coinsurance, and deductible for the current-filled prescription at each of one or more pharmacies capable of fulfilling the current-filled prescription;
prior to receipt of the new request for the current-filled prescription, determining, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, whether the new request is fillable subsequent to and based on performance of the at least one adjudication operation;
generating, on the processor of the pharmacy benefit manager device, a notification to the member based on a result of a determination of whether the new request is fillable;
transmitting the notification from a network interface device of the pharmacy benefit manager device to a member device of the member via the network; and
dispensing the current-filled prescription at a pharmacy of the one or more pharmacies capable of fulfilling the current-filled prescription when the new request is fillable.

US Pat. No. 10,438,100

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DIMENSIONING ITEMS

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of generating dimensioning assist information for an item, the method comprising:obtaining data associated with a physical size of a graphical dimensioning aid associated with the item;
generating dimensioning assist information by encoding the data into a machine-readable data object carried by the item.

US Pat. No. 10,436,970

SHAPED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BODIES

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. An optical waveguide, comprising:a first optical waveguide body comprising a first end extending along a length dimension of the first optical waveguide body comprising a first thickness adapted to receive light;
a plurality of LEDs disposed adjacent the first end along the length dimension thereof;
a second end extending along the length dimension of the optical waveguide opposite the first end comprising a second thickness less than the first thickness;
wherein an extent of the length dimension extending along the first end is greater than an extent of a dimension extending between the first end and the second end;
wherein a second optical waveguide body intersects with the first optical waveguide body to define a first portion of the first optical waveguide body and a second portion of the first optical waveguide body;
the first portion of the first optical waveguide body comprising:
a series of first cascading surfaces spaced from one another and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the series of first cascading surfaces are substantially parallel to a central axis of the first optical waveguide body;
a series of second surfaces each disposed between each adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces of the series of first cascading surfaces and connecting with each adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces at two vertices forming acute angles with respect to such adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces, wherein the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces extend longitudinally along the length dimension of the first portion of the first optical waveguide body, wherein the received light is extracted out of the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces; and
a third surface opposite the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces and disposed between the first end and the second end, wherein the third surface is planar;
the second portion of the first optical waveguide body comprising:
a series of fourth cascading surfaces spaced from one another and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the series of fourth cascading surfaces are substantially parallel to a central axis of the first optical waveguide body;
a series of fifth surfaces each disposed between each adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces of the series of fourth cascading surfaces and connecting with each adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces at two vertices forming acute angles with respect to such adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces, wherein the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces extend longitudinally along the length dimension of the second portion of the first optical waveguide body, wherein the received light is extracted out of the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces; and
a sixth surface opposite the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces and disposed between the first end and the second end, wherein the sixth surface is planar; and
wherein the first and second optical waveguide bodies are disposed within a suspended lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,435,235

CASSETTE FOR DISPENSING PLEATED TUBING

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A cassette to dispense a pleated tubing, comprising:an annular body having a generally U shaped housing with a central cylindrical core, at least one wall has an upper end with a lip disposed thereon;
an annular cover defining a gap over the annular body, the annular cover having a socket into which the upper end with the lip is secured; and
a tubing disposed within the u-shaped housing and withdrawn from the gap,
wherein the socket comprises:
a shoulder that extends around a portion of a first side of the upper end of the at least one wall of the annular body;
a horizontal wall that extends from the shoulder over a top surface of the at least one wall of the annular body; and
a cylindrical wall that extends around a second side of the upper end of the at least one wall of the annular body, wherein the cylindrical wall extends over a remote end of the upper end of a return angle; and
a locking flange extending from the cylindrical wall that extends over the remote end of the upper end of the return angle.

US Pat. No. 10,434,440

MOBILE PHASE CONTROLLER FOR SUPERCRITICAL FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEMS

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method of controlling mobile phase density or pressure in a carbon dioxide based separation system, comprising:measuring a first mobile phase density or pressure at a first sensor located upstream of a chromatography column, and a second mobile phase density or pressure at a second sensor located downstream of the chromatography column to generate a first set of measurements;
calculating an average mobile phase density or pressure in the system from the first set of measurements using a controller in communication with the first and second sensors;
comparing the average mobile phase density or pressure with a pre-determined average mobile phase density or pressure; and
adjusting at least one system component or parameter to achieve the pre-determined average mobile phase density or pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,434,033

PORTABLE, REUSABLE, AND DISPOSABLE INTERMITTENT PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION SYSTEM

Vena Group, LLC, Horsesh...

1. An intermittent compression system, said system comprising:a wrap comprising a first sleeve and a second sleeve that are attached on a first side, a second side, and a third side, and unattached on a fourth side to expose an open cavity, wherein said wrap is configured to be attached to a user's appendage;
a bladder portion comprising at least one air cavity that is configured to inflate with air; and
an air pump attached to said bladder portion that is configured to supply air to said bladder portion to inflate said at least one air cavity with air to provide compression to said user's appendage;
wherein said open cavity is configured to house said bladder portion in a first section of said open cavity and said attached air pump in a second section of said open cavity, wherein said wrap is configured to be sealed along said fourth side to enclose said air pump and said bladder portion in said open cavity;
wherein said first section of said open cavity is configured to extends further around a circumference of said user's appendage than said second section of said open cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,440,866

SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING ASSEMBLY BOARD AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING UNDERSUPPORTING DEVICE OF THE SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A system for manufacturing an assembly board, the system comprising:an undersupporting device comprising a hollow box with a top board having an upper surface with at least one suction hole therein;
a transporter a first carrier configured to hold the undersupporting device; having a pair of conveyors, the transporter configured to transport a board and the undersupporting device;
an undersupporting-device installer provided below the transporter, the undersupporting-device installer having an upper surface and made of a magnetic material that is attachable to and detachable from a bottom surface of the undersupporting device;
a board processor configured to perform a predetermined processing to an upper surface of the board;
a first receiving position and a second receiving position different from the first receiving position, wherein the board is supplied to the first receiving position, and wherein the undersupporting device is supplied to the second receiving position;
a working position at which the board processor performs the predetermined processing to the upper surface of the board,
wherein the transporter is configured to deliver the board and the undersupporting device to the working position wherein the undersupporting device is delivered to the working position by transporting the first carrier while the carrier holds the undersupporting device on a lower surface of the first carrier
wherein when the board and the undersupporting device are positioned at the working position, the upper surface of the undersupporting device supports a lower surface of the board the board processor performs the predetermined processing to the upper surface of the board, and the undersupporting device is fixed to the undersupporting-device installer.

US Pat. No. 10,440,864

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:a power conversion circuit unit that converts direct current into alternating current using a semiconductor switching element;
a heatsink on which the power conversion circuit unit is mounted, and which has a first passage through which a cooling medium is caused to pass, the first passage having a first aperture; and
a frame body that houses the power conversion circuit unit, seals the power conversion circuit unit between the frame body and the heatsink, and has a second passage through which the cooling medium is caused to pass, the second passage forming a second aperture facing the first aperture,
wherein the first passage and the second passage are connected at an interface between the heatsink and the frame body, thereby configuring a cooling passage formed of the first passage and the second passage that are provided to form a series,
the second passage is formed in a U-form,
the second aperture comprises a first aperture portion and a second aperture portion that are opened in the interface,
the cooling medium is introduced into the second passage from the first aperture portion and is ejected from the second aperture portion,
the first passage comprises two passages provided in the heatsink and connected to the first aperture portion and the second aperture portion, respectively, and
both end portions of the cooling passage are provided in the heatsink.

US Pat. No. 10,440,858

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR, AND IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND IDENTIFICATION APPARATUS OF IDENTIFYING TYPE OF BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. An identification method for use in an identification apparatus that identifies a type of brushless DC motor, whereinthe brushless DC motor includes a circuit board on which a terminal for tachometer is mounted,
the numbers of pulses per rotation or unit time outputted from the terminals for tachometer vary among a plurality of types of brushless DC motors, and
the method comprises:
supplying a power supply voltage from the identification apparatus to the brushless DC motor;
inputting a pulse signal outputted from the terminal for tachometer to the identification apparatus;
counting the number of pulses in the pulse signal;
obtaining a unique information piece of the brushless DC motor based on the counted number of pulses; and
identifying a type of the brushless DC motor based on the unique information piece of the brushless DC motor.

US Pat. No. 10,440,831

CONDUCTIVE PATTERN FORMATION METHOD AND CONDUCTIVE PATTERN FORMATION DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A conductive pattern formation method comprising:a pattern formation step of patterning a base member with an ink in which conductive particulates are distributed to form a pattern; and
an action step of making a conductive developer chemically act on the pattern, wherein the action step develops conductivity in the pattern to form a conductive pattern, by chemical burning which does not include heating during burning; and
a pressurization step of pressurizing the pattern, wherein the pressurization step is started before a resistance value of the pattern reaches, by the action step, 150% of a resistance value of the pattern at saturation, wherein the pressurization step is started while the conductivity is being developed by the action step.

US Pat. No. 10,440,820

SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLY, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE MOTHERBOARD, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD, DISPLAY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A substrate assembly, comprising a support substrate as well as a connecting layer and a flexible base substrate which are sequentially formed on the support substrate, wherein the connecting layer is composed of an organic layered material, a molecule constituting the organic layered material comprises a hydrophilic group, and the organic layered material is a material composed of two or more sheet layers, wherein an interior of each two-dimensional layer of the two or more sheet layers is bonded via a chemical bond and there is only a Van-der-Waals force between adjacent layers.

US Pat. No. 10,440,812

HEATSINK MOUNTING SYSTEM TO MAINTAIN A RELATIVELY UNIFORM AMOUNT OF PRESSURE ON COMPONENTS OF A CIRCUIT BOARD

Dell Products L. P., Rou...

1. A computing device comprising: a heatsink; a thermal spreader that includes a plurality of mounting holes; a first thermal pad located between the heatsink and the thermal spreader; a circuit board comprising a plurality of components; a second thermal pad located between the thermal spreader and the circuit board; a plurality of standoffs located between the heatsink and the circuit board; a plurality of springs, wherein each standoff of the plurality of standoffs: passes through a corresponding spring of the plurality of springs; and passes through a corresponding mounting hole of the plurality of mounting holes in the thermal spreader; and a plurality of screws, wherein each screw of the plurality of screws engages with a corresponding standoff of the plurality of standoffs; wherein the plurality of springs cause the thermal spreader and the second thermal pad to apply a predetermined amount of pressure to each of the plurality of components.

US Pat. No. 10,440,790

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH ILLUMINATION CONTROL

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display system with illumination control, comprising:a display housing;
an electronic display with a viewing surface and an illumination means, the electronic display located at least partially within the housing;
a power source in communication with the illumination means and configured to provide electrical energy thereto;
a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature within the housing; and
a controller in communication with the temperature sensor and the power source, the controller:
provided with an acceptable system operating temperature range,
programmed to increase the light output of the illumination means by increasing the output of the power source when a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor is below the acceptable system operating temperature range, and
programmed to decrease the light output of the illumination means by decreasing the output of the power source when a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor is above the acceptable system operating temperature range.

US Pat. No. 10,440,786

CONTROL CIRCUIT AND TECHNIQUES FOR CONTROLLING A LED ARRAY

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) array control circuit, the control circuit comprising:a plurality of output terminals, wherein:
a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the plurality of output terminals are configured to drive a first LED strand of a LED array,
a third output terminal of the plurality of output terminals is configured to drive a second LED strand of the LED array, wherein the second LED strand consists of a first number of LEDs, and
a fourth output terminal of the plurality of output terminals is configured to drive a third LED strand of the LED array, wherein the third LED strand consists of a second number of LEDs different than the first number of LEDs;
a plurality of current measurement circuits, wherein each respective measurement circuit is configured to determine a magnitude of current for each respective output terminal;
a plurality of temperature sensors;
a plurality of switches, wherein:
each respective switch of the plurality of switches includes a respective associated temperature sensor of the plurality of temperature sensors,
each switch is configured to control the magnitude of current for each respective output terminal, and
each switch is configured to operate independently from any other respective switch of the plurality of switches; and
a plurality of driver circuits comprising a plurality of current limiting circuits, wherein:
a respective driver circuit of the plurality of driver circuits is configured to operate a respective switch of the plurality of switches, and comprises an over-voltage protection circuit and an over-current-protection circuit,
each current limiting circuit of the plurality of current limiting circuits is associated with a respective switch of the plurality of switches, and
each respective current limiting circuit of the plurality of current limiting circuits is configured to adjust operation of the respective switch associated with the respective current limiting circuit so as to limit the magnitude of current for each respective output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,440,781

THICK LAYER HEATING ELEMENT AND KITCHEN APPLIANCE COMPRISING SUCH A HEATING ELEMENT

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A thick layer heating element for heating a kitchen appliance, comprising: a planar substrate having a dielectric layer at one face and at least one electrically resistive track upon the dielectric layer and which is linked to at least one electrical contact area, wherein the electrically resistive track is electrically isolated from the substrate, wherein the heating element also comprises multiple heat expansion slots, each said heat expansion slot running from an open slot end at a peripheral edge of the heating element to a closed slot end toward an inner portion of the heating element and each said heat expansion slot extending fully through a thickness of the heating element, including the planar substrate and the dielectric layer, along an area of the heating element that does not include the resistive track or the electrical contact area so as to define and separate deformable portions of the heating element, which each include a part of the resistive track and which are distributed around said at least one electrical contact area, wherein the heating element further comprises a first orifice extending fully through the thickness of the heating element for the passage of a heating element fixing means, and one of the heat expansion slots passes through the first orifice, wherein the first orifice is spaced from both the open slot end and the closed slot end of the heat expansion slot that passes through the first orifice, and the first orifice has a diameter greater than a width of the one heat expansion slot that passes through the first orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,440,771

CONDITIONAL HARQ FEEDBACK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a receiving device, comprising:receiving a data transmission for communications having a latency requirement less than a threshold;
determining a reduced transmission time interval (TTI) for feedback signaling based at least in part on the received data transmission;
evaluating a condition for determining information to include as hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback in response to the data transmission, wherein evaluating the condition includes receiving a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index, and determining that the MCS index is below an MCS index threshold; and
modifying a HARQ feedback operation based at least in part on determining the reduced TTI and determining that the MCS index is below the MCS index threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,440,765

MULTI-RAT RADIO RESOURCE AGGREGATION WITH SPLIT BEARER SUPPORT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless user equipment (UE) device comprising:a radio; and
a processing element communicatively coupled to the radio;
wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
establish a first radio bearer with a base station using uplink radio resources provided according to a first radio interface, wherein to establish the first radio bearer the UE device is configured to:
determine whether the UE device supports use of radio resources provided according to a second radio interface;
determine whether the UE device supports a split bearer configuration;
signal to the base station that the UE supports use of to the second radio interface; and
signal to the base station that the UE supports the split bearer configuration;
determine that radio resources provided according to the second radio interface are available to the UE device;
indicate to the base station that radio resources provided by a first access point according to the second radio interface are available to the UE device;
receive, from the base station using signaling specific to the UE, radio resource control (RRC) information for performing access point selection for redirection of uplink data by the UE to according to the second radio interface;
attach to the first access point using the second radio interface based on triggering from the base station;
redirect at least a portion of uplink data of the first radio bearer to the radio resources provided by the first access point according to the second radio interface based at least in part on the determination that the UE device supports use of radio resources provided by the first access point using the second radio interface and/or the determination that the UE supports the split bearer configuration, wherein said redirecting comprises redirecting the portion of uplink data at a cellular protocol stack packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of the UE device using a split bearer configuration, wherein the PDCP layer of the of the UE device performs ciphering, buffering, processing, and routing uplink packets of the portion of uplink data through the first and second radio interfaces; and
subsequently, perform access point reselection for redirecting at least a portion of the uplink data of the first radio bearer to a second access point, different than the first access point, based on the RRC information for performing access point selection for redirection of uplink data by the UE according to the second radio interface.

US Pat. No. 10,440,761

NODE AND METHOD FOR SECURE CONNECTED VEHICLE SMALL CELLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a Connected Vehicle Small Cell Gateway (CVSC GW), for providing a multiple operator radio access in-vehicle split femtocell in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:receiving, from a backhaul user equipment, a connectivity request for at least one device inside a vehicle and being served by a CVSC, said connectivity request comprising an indicator;
determining that the at least one device is configured for communications via the multiple operator radio access in-vehicle split femtocell based on the indicator; and
terminating communications from the at least one device in a Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW) in which the CVSC GW is situated in.

US Pat. No. 10,440,758

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR ACTIVATING WIRELESS CONNECTION

VALMET AUTOMATION OY, Es...

1. A system for activating a wireless connection, the system comprising:a detector arranged in connection with a space in an automation system cabinet and an access door of the automation system cabinet providing access to the space, wherein the detector is arranged to detect an opening of the access door providing access to the space and a closing of the access door from an open state to a closed state,
programmed hardware communicatively coupled to the detector for receiving the detection and programmed for activating a wireless communication connection in response to the detection of the opening of the access door and deactivating the wireless communication connection in response to the detection of the access door moving from the open state to the closed state,
a communication connection communicatively coupling the detector and the programmed hardware, wherein the programmed hardware is further programmed to:
detect a mobile device provided within the range of the activated wireless communication connection,
establish a wireless communication connection to the mobile device in response to the activating of the wireless communication connection and the detecting of the mobile device within the range of the activated wireless communication network, and
send content associated with the space or equipment provided in the space to the mobile device in response to activating the wireless communication connection and establishing the wireless communication connection to the mobile device, wherein the content associated with the space or equipment includes at least one of configuration information, location information, or maintenance information.

US Pat. No. 10,440,756

TECHNIQUES FOR DOWNLINK SCHEDULING AND UPLINK SCHEDULING IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:scheduling, by a base station, a data transmission on one or more channels of a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
transmitting a data transmission grant for the scheduled data transmission to a wireless communication device, the data transmission grant for a first subframe of the one or more channels of the shared radio frequency spectrum band and being transmitted via a downlink channel of a licensed radio frequency spectrum band different from the shared radio frequency band; and
receiving, from the wireless communication device, channel readiness information including reservation information for a second subframe of the one or more channels of the shared radio frequency spectrum band different from the first subframe, the channel readiness information being received via an uplink channel of the licensed radio frequency spectrum band.

US Pat. No. 10,440,755

TERMINAL DEVICE, NETWORK DEVICE, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A first terminal device, comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium storing executable instructions, wherein executing the instructions by the processor facilitates performing steps comprising:sending a first Media Access Control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) via a first resource block, wherein the first MAC PDU carries a first reservation indicator field indicating that the first terminal device expects to reserve the first resource block;
receiving, from a set of second terminal devices, a second MAC PDU via a second resource block, wherein the set of second terminal devices comprises at least one second terminal device, the second MAC PDU carries a first resource feedback field for indicating whether the first resource block is successfully reserved, and the second MAC PDU further carries a second reservation indicator field for indicating that the at least one second terminal device expects to reserve the second resource block;
determining, according to the first resource feedback field indicating that the first resource block is successfully reserved, that the first resource block is a resource block for sending a new MAC PDU; and
sending the new MAC PDU via the first resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,440,749

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device for a wireless communication system, the electronic device comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from a transmitting device, a packet signal comprising a legacy Physical Layer (PHY) portion and a data portion including second length information, wherein
the legacy PHY portion includes first length information and first rate information, and
the packet signal requests the electronic device to transmit a response packet and includes identification information indicating the electronic device, the identification information causing to avoid transmitting another response packet from another electronic device;
processing circuitry configured to
decode the legacy PHY portion and the data portion, and
set a third length information based on the second length information to a length field of a second legacy PHY portion; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the response packet including the second legacy PHY portion, to the transmitting device, at a timing based on the identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,440,742

DYNAMIC GRANT-FREE AND GRANT-BASED UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a transmission configuration indicating a threshold associated with at least one of a delay constraint or a data packet size of a transmission for selecting between a grant-free mode and a grant-based mode for the transmission;
selecting, dynamically by the UE, between the grant-free mode and the grant-based mode based on at least the threshold in the received transmission configuration;
sending, by the UE based on the selecting, a first data packet in the grant-free mode using a first uplink (UL) resource; and
sending, by the UE based on the selecting, a second data packet in the grant-based mode using a second UL resource allocated to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,440,740

HIGH-EFFICIENCY WI-FI (HEW) STATION AND ACCESS POINT (AP) AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS CONTENTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) station, the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode a beacon frame, the beacon frame indicating one or more start times for one or more trigger frames (TFs), wherein the one or more TFs each comprise random access allocations, wherein the beacon frame is received from an HE access point (AP);
decode a first TF of the one or more TFs, the first TF comprising for each of the random access allocations, a resource unit (RU) allocation field and an association identification (AID) field, wherein a value of the AID field indicates whether a RU indicated by the RU allocation field is for random access for a HE station not associated with the HE AP, and wherein if the value of the AID field indicates the RU is for random access, the value does not indicate an AID of a HE STA associated with the HE AP:
determine whether the random access allocations are available to transmit an uplink frame;
in response to the determination that the random access allocations are available, randomly select a random access allocation of the random access allocations, and cause the HE station to transmit the uplink frame in accordance with a RU indicated by a RU allocation field of the selected random access allocation; and
in response to the determination that the random access allocations are not available, refrain from transmitting the uplink frame, wherein the memory is configured to store the beacon frame.

US Pat. No. 10,440,738

TECHNIQUES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing uplink transmissions in a license-assisted access (LAA) wireless communication system, comprising:receiving a first explicit uplink grant for transmission of a first protocol data unit (PDU) associated with a first Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) process;
receiving a second explicit uplink grant for transmission of a second PDU associated with a second HARQ process, the second explicit uplink grant being received subsequent to the first explicit uplink grant;
performing a first clear channel assessment (CCA) in response to the first explicit uplink grant in a first time slot;
performing a second CCA in response to the second explicit uplink grant in a second time slot; and
determining, in response to the first CCA failing and the second CCA succeeding, whether to transmit the first PDU or the second PDU in a time slot subsequent to the second time slot over an unlicensed spectrum or a shared spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,440,737

TERMINAL DEVICE THAT CLEARS CONFIGURED UPLINK GRANT IN RESPONSE TO A TIMER, BASE STATION DEVICE THAT CONSIDERS A CONFIGURED UPLINK GRANT CLEARED IN RESPONSE TO A TIMER, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CORRESPONDING TO SAME

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station device in a dual connectivity, the terminal device comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive, an uplink grant on a physical downlink control channel of a primary secondary cell of a secondary cell group; and
higher layer processing circuitry configured to store the uplink grant as a configured uplink grant, wherein
the higher layer processing circuitry is configured to:
in a case that a difference between an uplink transmission timing for a timing advance group including a primary cell of a master cell group and an uplink transmission timing for a timing advance group including the primary secondary cell of the secondary cell group exceeds a maximum transmission timing difference,
consider that a timer of the timing advance group including the primary secondary cell of the secondary cell group as expired, and
clear the configured uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,440,732

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:determining by a terminal device a target contention transmission unit (CTU) from a plurality of candidate CTUs according to a first partial identifier in a terminal device identifier, wherein the terminal device identifier comprises the first partial identifier and a second partial identifier; and
sending by the terminal device an uplink data packet to a network device by using the target CTU, wherein the uplink data packet carries the second partial identifier;
wherein determining the target CTU from the plurality of candidate CTUs according to the first partial identifier in the terminal device identifier comprises:
determining by the terminal device a target CTU group from a plurality of candidate CTU groups according to the first partial identifier, wherein each of the plurality of candidate CTU groups comprises at least one of the plurality of candidate CTUs,
wherein determining the target CTU group from the plurality of candidate CTU groups comprises:
generating by the terminal device a binary pseudo-random sequence according to a number of contention access period in which the plurality of candidate CTU groups belong, wherein a length of the binary pseudo-random sequence is the same as a length of the first partial identifier,
performing by the terminal device a reversible operation on the binary pseudo-random sequence and the first partial identifier to obtain a first binary sequence, and
determining by the terminal device the target CTU group from the plurality of candidate CTU groups according to the first binary sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,440,731

MISSION CRITICAL AND AUTONOMOUS UPLINK TRANSMISSION SUPPORT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:establishing a wireless connection for communication using a shared radio frequency spectrum band shared by a plurality of network operating entities;
identifying a frame comprising a first plurality of sub-intervals for exclusive use by a network operating entity, prioritized use by the network operating entity, or opportunistic use by the network operating entity, or some combination thereof;
identifying, within the frame, a second plurality of sub-intervals different from the first plurality, the second plurality of sub-intervals comprising reduced latency communication sub-intervals designated for use by the network operating entity for autonomous uplink transmissions, mission critical transmissions, or both; and
transmitting a message during the one or more sub-intervals of the second plurality of sub-intervals, wherein the message comprises, at least in part, an autonomous uplink transmission or a mission critical transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,440,729

TRANSMISSION OF ULTRA-RELIABLE LOW-LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS (URLLC) OVER TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) USING A URLLC CONFIGURATION FOR A TDD SUBFRAME

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining that data scheduled for transmission using a Time-Division Duplex (TDD) band over a TDD subframe includes Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) data;
transitioning, in response to the determining, from utilizing a nominal TDD subframe configuration to utilizing a URLLC subframe configuration for the TDD subframe, wherein the nominal TDD subframe configuration includes a single downlink interval and a single uplink interval, and wherein the URLLC subframe configuration includes a plurality of downlink intervals and a plurality of uplink intervals, each of the plurality of downlink intervals and each of the plurality of uplink intervals occurring during the TDD subframe;
transmitting to a wireless apparatus at least a portion of the URLLC data over the TDD subframe, having a URLLC subframe configuration, during the plurality of downlink intervals; and
receiving an acknowledgment from the wireless apparatus, in response to the transmitted at least a portion of the URLLC data, over a Frequency-Division Duplex (FDD) band, wherein the acknowledgement received over the FDD band is received during the plurality of downlink intervals during which the at least a portion of the URLLC data is transmitted to the wireless apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,440,717

METHOD FOR D2D COMMUNICATION PERFORMED BY TERMINALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICES FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting device to device (D2D) information or cellular information in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE), which is connected with a plurality of cells, and comprising:detecting that the D2D information and the cellular information collide with each other at an identical transmission point of time; and
transmitting the D2D information or the cellular information on each of the plurality of cells based on determining which information among the D2D information and the cellular information is to be transmitted,
wherein the UE applies different priority rules to the each of the plurality of cells to determine which information among the D2D information and the cellular information is to be transmitted on the each of the plurality of cells.

US Pat. No. 10,440,715

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OFDMA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WLAN

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method by an apparatus in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:associating with one or more stations (STAs); and
transmitting signaling of transmission resources to the one or more STAs, the transmission resources allowing simultaneous orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) transmissions by the one or more STAs in the WLAN;
the signaling being carried in an OFDMA sub-header of a Media Access Control (MAC) frame for one STA of the one or more STAs, and the OFDMA sub-header being dedicated as an OFDMA control field for carrying OFDMA control information to the one STA of the one or more STAs.

US Pat. No. 10,440,708

PERIODIC AND APERIODIC CSI REPORTING PROCEDURES FOR ENHANCED LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,440,698

TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a beta offset indication in downlink control information (DCI) of a downlink control message, the beta offset indication dynamically indicating a beta offset value from a plurality of beta offset values available for an uplink shared channel transmission comprising data and uplink control information (UCI);
determining the beta offset value from the plurality of beta offset values for transmitting the UCI in the uplink shared channel transmission based at least in part on the beta offset indication, wherein the UCI comprises at least one of ACK/NACK information or channel state information (CSI);
identifying resources for the uplink shared channel transmission; andtransmitting, on the identified resources for the uplink shared channel transmission, the UCI interleaved with the data in a frequency-interleaved manner over a bandwidth of the identified resources based on the determined beta offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,440,353

DUAL-CAMERA IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEM

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A dual-camera image capture system, comprising:a first light source, disposed above a target area;
a first mobile unit configured to rotate around the target area;
a second mobile unit operatively coupled to the first mobile unit configured to move vertically along the first mobile unit;
a second light source, operatively coupled to the second mobile unit; and
a dual-camera unit, operatively coupled to the second mobile unit, comprising:
a first camera to capture structural data; and
a second camera to capture color data, wherein the first mobile unit and the second mobile unit are configured to move the first camera and the second camera to face the target area in a plurality of positions around the target area.

US Pat. No. 10,440,228

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENDING, DELIVERY AND RECEIVING OF FAXES USING A REMOTELY DEPLOYED FAX SERVICE OR SYSTEM

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A method for faxing, comprising:receiving a request to send a first fax at a set of services deployed at a location remote from a user's site, wherein the request was sent from a first fax connector at the user's site over a computer based network;
receiving a first document and a first destination telephone number associated with the first fax from the user's site over the computer based network;
sending the first fax from the location remote from the user's site to the first destination telephone number over a publicly switched telephone network (PSTN) via the set of services;
receiving a second fax at the set of services over the PSTN;
receiving a second document and a second destination telephone number associated with the second fax over the computer based network;
determining a fax connector identifier associated with the second destination telephone number; and
sending the second document to a second fax connector associated with the fax connector identifier over the computer based network.

US Pat. No. 10,439,662

MOBILE RADIO COMPENSATOR FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES, AND A MOTOR VEHICLE OF THIS KIND

Kathrein SE, Rosenheim (...

1. Mobile radio compensator for use in motor vehicles in order to compensate for signal attenuation when transmitting transmission signals of a mobile radio device, comprising:a mobile radio device connection and an antenna connection, wherein the mobile radio device can be connected or coupled to the mobile radio compensator by means of the mobile radio device connection, and wherein an antenna can be connected to the antenna connection;
the mobile radio device connection and the antenna connection are electrically interconnected by a signal line which comprises at least one signal path;
an adjustable signal-level amplifier is arranged in the signal line, and has at least one amplifier for amplifying the transmission signal;
a central detector which is designed to detect a signal level associated with the transmission signal;
a decoupler comprising at least two decoupling signal paths is provided, wherein each input terminal of said decoupling signal paths of the decoupler is connected or coupled to the signal line, and wherein each output terminal of said decoupling signal paths is connected to a power adder of which the output is in turn connected to the detector;
the decoupler comprises a filter which is arranged on or in the at least two decoupling signal paths, wherein the passbands of the filter for at least two decoupling signal paths are selected so as to differ at least in part or completely;
an adjustable amplifier is arranged in each of the at least two decoupling signal paths;
an adjustment and/or controller is provided which is designed, in a search and analysis state, to find out whether a transmission signal of a mobile radio device is present and in which passband said signal occurs, wherein the adjustment and/or controller is designed, for this purpose, to alternately switch the amplifier in one decoupling signal path and the amplifier in at least one other decoupling signal path on and off in succession such that a measurement signal that is output from the decoupling signal path of which the amplifier is switched on is applied at the output of the power adder and can be fed to the detector;
the adjustment and/or controller is further designed to compare the measurement signal detected by the detector with a first threshold value and, if the measurement signal reaches or exceeds the first threshold value, to actuate the signal-level amplifier such that the signal-level amplifier implements a signal amplification of the transmission signal by an adjusting factor.

US Pat. No. 10,438,900

HV CONVERTER WITH REDUCED EMI

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A double-diffused metal-oxide semiconductor (DMOS) package comprising:a lead frame comprising
a gate section;
a source section; and
a drain section;
a main DMOS chip having a gate electrode and a source electrode disposed on a first surface of the main DMOS chip and a drain electrode disposed on a second surface of the main DMOS chip; the second surface being opposite the first surface;
a layer of insulation material between the lead frame and the main DMOS chip;
one or more first metal bumps directly attached to the gate electrode of the main DMOS chip and directly attached to the gate section of the lead frame;
one or more second metal bumps directly attached to the source electrode of the main DMOS chip and directly attached to the source section of the lead frame;
a connecting member connecting the drain electrode of the main DMOS chip to the drain section of the lead frame; and
a molding encapsulation;
wherein the main DMOS chip, the one or more first metal bumps, the one or more second metal bumps, the connecting member and a majority portion of the lead frame are embedded in the molding encapsulation; and
wherein a bottom surface area of the source section exposed outside the molding encapsulation is more than fifty percent of a bottom surface area of the DMOS package.

US Pat. No. 10,437,636

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT DATA CENTER POWER MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY MARKET DISASTER RECOVERY

Nautilus Data Technologie...

1. A computer automated system for intelligent power management, comprising a processing unit coupled to a memory element, and having instructions encoded thereon, which instructions cause the system to:trigger by a collection layer comprised in the processing unit, a collection of infrastructure data, application data, power data, and machine element data by signaling a plurality of corresponding infrastructure elements, application elements, power elements, and virtual machine elements, respectively;
analyze the collected data by an analytic engine comprised in the computer automated system; and
based on the collected analyzed data, trigger an operational state change;
wherein the triggered operational state change further comprises an application load balancing and a power load balancing by the processing unit, across a plurality of data centers by real-time migration of an application load and a power load from one data center to another; and
wherein the system is configured to allow each data center to communicate with each other data center over a network and to connect to a plurality of energy providers over the network.

US Pat. No. 10,437,217

IRRIGATION CONTROLLER WITH ROBUST GROUND PATH

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. An irrigation controller comprising:a housing;
a backplane mounted in the housing; and
at least one module removably mountable on the backplane, the at least one module including:
a circuit board having at least one conductor;
a top cover positioned on a first side of the circuit board, the top cover having a first aperture therethrough and a wall at least partially surrounding the first aperture, the wall having a first end and a second end between the first end and the circuit board;
at least one electrically conductive screw comprising a head portion and an elongate portion extending from the head portion, the at least one electrically conductive screw extending through the first aperture of the top cover and configured to secure the at least one module to the backplane and establish a first portion of a ground path from the head portion through the backplane when the at least one electrically conductive screw is tightened; and
a bushing extending completely through the first aperture in the top cover such that a first end of the bushing is positioned between the head portion of the at least one electrically conductive screw and the first end of the wall and a second end of the bushing is positioned between the at least one conductor and the first end of the wall;
wherein the bushing is configured to establish a second portion of the ground path from the at least one conductor on the circuit board to the head portion and inhibit compression of the top cover when the at least one electrically conductive screw is tightened,
wherein the at least one conductor is configured to shunt a power surge to the bushing so as to protect operational components of the at least one module.

US Pat. No. 10,436,535

AUTO SEAR SUCH AS FOR USE WITH ANY AR10 M16 OR OTHER MIDSIZE FIREARM PLATFORM

22 Evolution LLC, Columb...

1. An auto sear for a firearm having a lower receiver with a trigger, disconnector and hammer, and an upper receiver with a reciprocating bolt carrier group, said sear comprising:a body adapted to being pivotally mounted within the lower receiver rearwardly of the trigger, disconnector and hammer;
said body including a forward-most planar shaped portion in which are configured each of lower and upper trip engagement locations;
the upper trip engagement location further including a central-most portion of an upper profile of the upper trip and which further includes angled side clearance cut locations which define a central recess configuration which is adapted to being contacted by an underside ledge configured into a cross sectional profile of the bolt carrier;
wherein, upon the hammer initially striking the firing pin, the bolt carrier subsequently displacing rearwardly following cartridge discharge to rotate the hammer downwardly into contact with the lower trip engaging location; and
wherein, upon a return forward displacement of the bolt carrier, the underside ledge being adapted to contacting the upper trip engagement location in order to pivot the lower engagement location out of contact with the hammer, permitting the same to rotate back into striking contact with the firing pin.

US Pat. No. 10,435,822

RESILIENT YARN AND FABRIC HAVING THE SAME

Glen Raven, Inc., Glen R...

1. A method comprising:weaving an outdoor fabric, the outdoor fabric comprising:
resilient yarns in a fill direction, the resilient yarns comprising:
a core comprising at least a thermoplastic co-polyester elastomer, and
a sheath comprising at least polyvinyl chloride such that the polyvinyl chloride completely surrounds the core; and
other yarns in a warp direction, at least some of the other yarns comprising strength yarns; and
heat setting the fabric to tack the sheath of the resilient yarns to at least some of the other yarns.

US Pat. No. 10,433,813

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, comprising:data processing circuitry configured to generate at least B-mode data and Doppler spectral data;
a display configured to display images based on the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data generated by the data processing circuitry;
input interface circuitry configured to input an instruction to transition to a Doppler spectral mode in which the Doppler spectral data is generate, and input an operation to set a range gate; and
system control circuitry configured to
determine, based on the Doppler spectral data generated in a predetermined time period after the input of the instruction to transition to the Doppler spectral mode is received, whether the generation of data has transited in an order of the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data and whether aliasing was generated,
change a display form of the Doppler spectral data displayed on the display when it is determined that both the generation of the data transits in the order of the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data and that the aliasing was generated, does not change the display form of the Doppler spectral data displayed on the display when it is determined that the generation of the data does not transit in the order of the B-mode data and the Doppler spectral data or aliasing was not generated,
wherein the predetermined time period starts upon transition to the Doppler spectral mode.
US Pat. No. 10,435,600

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITIONS FOR PRE-GEL OVENS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A process for forming an adhesive bond, comprisinga) applying an adhesive composition to a joint of an article; then
b) heating the article with the applied adhesive composition in a pre-gel oven at a temperature of 110 to 120° C. for a period of 5 to 20 minutes to pre-gel the adhesive composition, wherein at 60° C. the pre-gelled adhesive composition exhibits a Casson complex viscosity greater than the Casson complex viscosity of the adhesive composition at 60° C. prior to step b), and the pre-gelled adhesive exhibits a Casson complex viscosity below 300 Pas at 80° C.;
c) immersing the article with the pre-gelled adhesive composition in at least one of a degreasing, phosphate or e-coat bath at a temperature of 40 to 60° C.;
and
d) then curing the adhesive composition by application of heat to form the adhesive bond at the joint of the article,wherein the adhesive composition consists of at least one epoxy resin, 4.35 to 6 weight-% of dicyandiamide, a curing accelerator, 3 to 6 weight-%, based on the weight of the adhesive composition, of a gelling agent selected from a polyester diol having a molecular weight of 1000 to 5000 g/mol or a mixture of a polyester diol having a molecular weight of 1000 to 5000 g/mol and a polyamide having a molecular weight of 1000 to 5000, and optionally one or more of a toughener, a filler, a thixotropic agent, an adhesion promoter, a surfactant, or a wetting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,440,846

BRACKET AND ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE FOR BRACKET

DAIWA KASEI INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A bracket for attaching an electronic control unit to a predetermined member, the bracket comprising:a bracket body having a main surface opposed portion which is to face a main surface of a case of the electronic control unit, and a side surface opposed portion which extends in a bending direction from the main surface opposed portion and which is to face an outer peripheral side surface of the case;
a plate-shaped insertion portion to be inserted into a gap between the outer peripheral side surface of the case and an elastic pressing portion which protrudes from the outer peripheral side surface and then, at a protruding end thereof, bends and extends in an outer circumferential direction of the case;
a detachment preventing latch portion configured to, when the insertion portion is inserted to a predetermined assembled position in the gap, be latched with a predetermined latch portion of the case, thereby retaining the case in a detachment prevented state; and
abutting wall portions which extend toward the outer peripheral side surface of the case from the side surface opposed portion, on both outer sides in the outer circumferential direction of the insertion portion, and which are to be located in contact with the outer peripheral side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,440,824

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a flexible display panel, the flexible display panel being bendable and deformable;
a flexible circuit board electrically coupled to the flexible display panel, and comprising a body portion and a connecting portion, wherein, the body portion comprises a reserved region and an element arrangement region within the body portion; the connecting portion protrudes from the reserved region and extends toward the flexible display panel, and is connected to the flexible display panel; and
a driving IC electrically installed in the element arrangement region;
wherein, when the flexible circuit board is unfolded, a first side of the reserved region connected to the connecting portion and a second side of the element arrangement region facing the flexible display panel are collinear, a separation space is defined among the body portion, the connecting portion and the flexible display panel, the separation space has an end terminated at a third side of the connecting portion, and the third side of the connecting portion extends along a line avoiding the driving IC.

US Pat. No. 10,440,797

LIGHTING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATING FIXTURE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device comprising:a power conversion circuit including a high voltage side input terminal and a low voltage side input terminal for receiving power from a power supply, a high voltage side output terminal and a low voltage side output terminal to be connected to a light source, and a step-down chopper circuit including a step-down switching device electrically connected between the high voltage side input terminal and the high voltage side output terminal;
a control circuit configured to perform a lighting operation of controlling the power conversion circuit to develop a DC output voltage between the high voltage side output terminal and the low voltage side output terminal based on a voltage between the high voltage side input terminal and the low voltage side input terminal; and
a determination circuit configured to determine whether or not an output voltage between the high voltage side output terminal and the low voltage side output terminal is equal to or higher than a threshold value,
the control circuit being configured to start a protective operation of limiting a current supplied to the light source when the determination circuit determines that the output voltage is equal to or higher than the threshold value, and
the threshold value being in a range of 1.2 to 1.3 times a rated voltage of the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,440,788

OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPRISING LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

Aledia, Grenoble (FR)

1. An optoelectronic circuit comprising interconnected separate elementary electronic circuits, each elementary electronic circuit comprising:at least one light-emitting diode; and
at least one integrated circuit chip comprising:
a circuit for controlling the light-emitting diode capable of activating or of deactivating the light-emitting diode;
a communication circuit containing a modulation circuit capable of supplying a first modulated signal;
a demodulation circuit capable of supplying a second signal by demodulation of the first signal; and
wherein the circuit for controlling the light-emitting diode is capable of activating or of inhibiting the light-emitting diode from the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,440,777

AZIMUTHALLY TUNABLE MULTI-ZONE ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of processing substrates on a substrate support assembly, the method comprising:processing a first substrate using a first temperature profile on an substrate support assembly having primary heaters and spatially tunable heaters, the spatially tunable heaters vertically overlapped with the primary heaters, wherein each primary heater of the primary heaters is overlapped by more than one of the spatially tunable heaters and each spatially tunable heater of the spatially tunable heaters has a maximum heat output smaller than that of each primary heater;
determining a deviation profile from a result of processing the first substrate;
adjusting the first temperature profile to a second temperature profile on the substrate support assembly in response to the deviation profile, wherein adjusting to the second temperature profile comprises incrementing power provided to one or more of the spatially tunable heaters independent of power supplied to each spatially tunable heater; and
processing a second substrate on the substrate support assembly using the second temperature profile.

US Pat. No. 10,440,776

NON-STANDARD ALTERNATE PROTOCOL BASED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

1. A capability gateway, comprising:a receiver to receive, from a ground station associated with a satellite system, a standard protocol associated with the ground station and a non-standard alternate protocol that includes alternate service layers inserted into an inter-layer boundary of standard radio layers, the non-standard alternate protocol being inserted into the inter-layer boundary above a Radio Resources (RR) protocol layer of the standard radio layers and the alternate service layers providing end-to-end signaling and data transport between the capability gateway and a user equipment, the standard protocol being a protocol that is standardized by a standard workgroup; and
a transmitter to transmit the non-standard alternate protocol to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,440,770

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING DROP OF A CONNECTION DUE TO RTP TIMEOUT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for preventing a release of a connection from a User Equipment (UE) to the network node, which connection uses a Real Time Protocol (RTP) for media transfer, which network node operates in a wireless communication network and serves the UE, the method comprises:detecting a gap in a packet flow of the connection, wherein exceeding the gap in the packet flow results in the UE initiating the release of the connection; and
preventing the UE from initiating the release of the connection caused by the gap in the packet flow, by sending a message to the UE when detecting the gap, in which the message forces the UE into a failure, and which failure triggers the UE to initiate a Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Reestablishment procedure to maintain the connection.

US Pat. No. 10,440,769

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CONFIGURING DOWNLINK TIMING AND TRANSMITTING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message, the RRC message including information on respective time alignment timer (TAT)s of at least two timing advance group (TAG)s and configuration information on a random access channel (RACH) for a secondary cell (SCell);
transmitting, to the base station, a random access preamble based on the configuration information on the RACH for the SCell;
receiving, from the base station, a random access response including timing advance information based on a transmission of the random access preamble;
receiving, from the base station, a medium access control (MAC) control element including an identity of a TAG including the SCell, and a timing advance command (TAC) for the TAG including the SCell;
applying the TAC to the TAG including the SCell if the MAC control element is received; and
starting a TAT associated with the TAG including the SCell based on the information on the respective TATs of at least two TAGs if the MAC control element is received,
wherein the TAT associated with the TAG is used to control how long the terminal considers at least one cell included in the TAG to be uplink aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,440,764

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication method, comprising:transmitting, from a user terminal to a base station, a buffer status information indicating amounts of data to be transmitted in direct communication, wherein each amount of data of the amounts of data is an amount of data for each of logical channel groups for the direct communication and for each communication partner of the direct communication;
assigning, by the base station, a radio network temporary identifier for the direct communication, to the user terminal;
determining, by the base station, a radio resource to be used for the user terminal to perform the direct communication;
transmitting, from the base station to the user terminal, resource information indicating the determined radio resource, by use of the radio network temporary identifier assigned to the user terminal; and
receiving, by the user terminal, the resource information on a basis of the radio network temporary identifier assigned to the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,440,762

AUTOMATIC ESTABLISHMENT OF A VPN CONNECTION OVER UNSECURE WIRELESS CONNECTION

Safer Social Ltd., Tel-A...

1. A method of automatically initializing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client to establish a VPN link between a mobile device and a VPN server over an unsecure wireless network, comprising:using at least one processor of said mobile device for:
monitoring continuously at least one service initiated by at least one network control module of an Operating System (OS) executed by said mobile device, said at least one service is indicative of attempts to connect to at least one network via at least one network interface of said mobile device;
detecting an attempt to establish a wireless connection to the internet via said unsecure wireless network;
periodically probing said unsecure wireless network at pre-defined time intervals to determine accessibility to said VPN server over said unsecure wireless network;
initializing automatically said VPN client based on said determination, said VPN client executed by said at least one processor establishes a secure VPN link between said mobile device and said VPN server over said unsecure wireless network;
directing network traffic of said mobile device through said secure VPN link; and
terminating automatically said VPN client when said mobile device disconnects from said unsecure wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,440,724

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SRS, NETWORK DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for transmitting a channel sounding reference signal (SRS), comprising:receiving, by a first terminal device, first indication information from a network device, the first indication information indicating position of a first symbol for transmitting an SRS of the first terminal device; and
transmitting, by the first terminal device, the SRS of the first terminal device to the network device on the first symbol,
wherein the first indication information indicates the position of the first symbol for transmitting the SRS of the first terminal device in a first uplink subframe,
wherein a length of the first symbol for transmitting the SRS of the first terminal device is unequal to a length of a second symbol for transmitting downlink data of the first terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,440,723

HIERARCHICAL CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A computer-implemented method for performing channel assignments in a wireless network, the method comprising:identifying a plurality of wireless access points (APs) in the wireless network, each of the wireless APs being associated with an initial channel assignment;
selecting a first AP from among the plurality of wireless APs in the wireless network;
determining a channel quality for the initial channel assignment associated with the first AP;
first selecting a first new channel for the first AP based on the channel quality for the initial channel assignment associated with the first AP;
selecting a second AP from among the plurality of wireless APs in the wireless network;
determining a channel quality for the initial channel assignment associated with the second AP; and
second selecting a first new channel for the second AP based on the channel quality for the initial channel assignment associated with the second AP;
wherein each of the first and second selecting comprises:
estimating for a particular AP as Node P performance on a channel c with channel width cw using the relationship of

wherein:
channel_metric(c,b)=airtime(c,b)×capacity(c,b);
airtime (c,b) represents an estimated proportion of airtime th expected for a given AP on a particular channel c with channel width b;
capacity(c,b) is based on channel quality, non-wifi interference, and/or channel width;
where load(b) is channel usage and is proportional to the number of associated clients with maximum channel width.

US Pat. No. 10,440,711

ASSIGNMENT OF DOWNLINK AND UPLINK FREQUENCY CHANNELS IN WIDELY-SPACED DOWNLINK AND UPLINK CHANNELS

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A method of determining a starting local oscillator frequency for downlink and uplink frequency channel assignments in a wireless communications system utilizing widely-spaced downlink and uplink frequency channels, the method comprising:generating downlink spectrum blocks by dividing a millimeter wave spectrum;
generating uplink spectrum blocks by dividing a sub-6 GHz spectrum;
dividing the downlink spectrum blocks into a plurality of downlink channels having a downlink channel bandwidth;
dividing the uplink spectrum blocks into a plurality of uplink channels having an uplink channel bandwidth;
determining a center frequency of a first uplink channel, wherein the first uplink channel has the lowest center frequency of the plurality of uplink channels;
determining a center frequency of a first downlink channel, wherein the first downlink channel has the lowest center frequency of the plurality of downlink channels;
determining a starting local oscillator frequency from the center
frequency of the first uplink channel, the center frequency of the first downlink channel and the uplink channel bandwidth and the downlink channel bandwidths; and
determining a first group of uplink and downlink communications channel pairs based on a frequency mapping relationship based on the starting oscillator frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,440,709

RESOURCE ALLOCATION SCHEME FOR VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE (V2V) COMMUNICATIONS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

8. A method of managing radio resources for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, the method comprising:storing a mapping of transmission slots on a Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum for the V2V communications in a geographic area, wherein the geographic area is segmented into a plurality of zones with a subset of the transmission slots allocated to each of the zones, and wherein the subset of the transmission slots allocated to each of the zones is partitioned into periodic transmission slots assignable to individual vehicles for periodic transmissions and special transmission slots reserved for special transmissions according to a contention-based protocol;
identifying that a vehicle entered one of the zones;
performing a slot assignment for the vehicle from the periodic transmission slots allocated to the one of the zones; and
transmitting a notification to the vehicle indicating the slot assignment.

US Pat. No. 10,440,701

USER EQUIPMENT AND POWER ALLOCATION METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a memory, configured to store information that comprises program instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory and configured to control execution of the program instructions, to configure the terminal device to:
determine at least one uplink channel of a first target subframe numbered i, wherein i is a subframe number in 0 to 9;
determine, according to a physical random access channel (PRACH) predefined transmit power and a guaranteed power, a reserved power that is reserved for a base station or a cell group in which a second target subframe numbered x is located,
wherein the reserved power is determined when an uplink channel of the second target subframe numbered x comprises a PRACH indicated by a physical downlink control channel order (PDCCH) order, wherein the PDCCH order is in a subframe numbered x-k, wherein k is an integer greater than or equal to 6 wherein a transmission time of the second target subframe numbered x and a transmission time of the first target subframe overlap, a start time of the second target subframe is later than a start time of the first target subframe, the second target subframe is a subframe that belongs to a base station or a cell group different from a base station or a cell group of the first target subframe, and x is a subframe number in range of 0 to 9, or
the reserved power is determined when an uplink channel of the second target subframe numbered x comprises a PRACH determined by using a physical downlink channel of a subframe numbered x-n, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to 5; and
wherein the PRACH predefined transmit power is a transmit power predefined for the PRACH, and the guaranteed power is a guaranteed power configured by using higher layer signaling for the base station or the cell group in which the second target subframe numbered x is located; and
determine, according to the reserved power, a transmit power of each uplink channel in the at least one uplink channel of the first target subframe numbered i, wherein a sum of transmit powers of all uplink channels of the first target subframe numbered i and the reserved power is less than or equal to a maximum transmit power of the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,440,697

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATION INFORMATION TRANSMISSION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor of an apparatus, downlink control information in a first time slot, the downlink control information comprising coordination information from a first node of a wireless network;
copying, by the processor, the coordination information;
embedding, by the processor, the coordination information and acknowledge information or feedback information for the first node in uplink control information; and
transmitting, by the processor, the uplink control information in a second time slot to both the first node and a second node of the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,440,143

CONTEXTUAL TRUST BASED RECOMMENDATION GRAPH

Rancard Solutions Holding...

1. A computer-implemented method of supplying a recommendation for an item, the method comprising:receiving, at a processor and from a computing device of a first user, a selection or contacts from a contact list;
generating, by the processor and based on the selection of contacts, a graph comprising:
a first user node associated with the first user; and
a second user mode associated with a second user, the second user being a first contact from the selection of contacts;
responsive to receiving data that the first user has trust in the second user with respect to a genre, providing:
a first genre node associated with the genre;
a first trust node;
a first has-trust arc from the first user node to the first trust node;
a first trusts-in arc from the first trust node to the second user node; and
a first trusted-genre arc from the first trust node to the genre node;
responsive to receiving data that an item belongs to the genre, providing, based at least in part on the data:
an item node associated with the item; and
a first genre arc from the item node to the genre node;
responsive receiving recommendation data indicating a recommendation of the item from the second user, generating an implicit recommendation for the item, the implicit recommendation based on at least in part on the first trust node and the recommendation of the item from the second user;
generating an implicit recommendation arc from the item node to the first user node;
outputting, by the processor and to the computing device, the implicit recommendation.

US Pat. No. 10,439,995

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURE PRIVATE COMMUNICATIONS

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method for providing secure private electronic communications, the method comprising:encrypting, by a computer processor of a sending device, a secret message using an encryption scheme;
causing, by the computer processor, the encrypted secret message to be encoded in a source message by transmitting an encoding module and the encrypted secret message to a first electronic device that encodes the encrypted secret message using an encoding algorithm in the encoding module, the encoding module executed locally on the first electronic device;
causing, by the computer processor, the source message having the encoded secret message to be provided by the first electronic device; and
transmitting, by the computer processor, a decryption key to a second electronic device, such that the second electronic device can capture the encoded secret message provided by the first electronic device, decode the secret message, and extract the secret message using the decryption key so that the secret message can be rendered by the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,439,851

FREQUENCY-INDEPENDENT RECEIVER AND BEAMFORMING TECHNIQUE

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. An antenna array comprising:a plurality of antenna elements arranged in a matrix, the matrix having a number of columns and a number of rows, wherein each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements exists at a position within the matrix at an intersection of a column and a row and wherein each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements comprises a mixer configured to produce a phased superposition mix of a first signal and a second signal, wherein each antenna element comprises:
a respective antenna;
an output mixer coupled to the respective antenna and configured to produce a mix between a signal incident at the respective antenna and the phased superposition mix of the first signal and the second signal; and
an input mixer coupled to the respective antenna and configured to produce a mix between a third signal and the phased superposition mix of the first signal and the second signal;
a first set of phase shifters, each phase shifter of the first set of phase shifters being configured to apply a respective phase shift to an input signal; and
a second set of phase shifters, each phase shifter of the second set of phase shifters being configured to apply a respective phase shift to an input signal,
wherein the first set of phase shifters are arranged such that the first signal is applied with a same phase shift to each mixer of each antenna element in a respective column of the matrix, and
wherein the second set of phase shifters are arranged such that the second signal is applied with a same phase shift to each mixer of each antenna element in a respective row of the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,439,266

WIDEBAND PATCH ANTENNA MODULE

Amotech Co., Ltd., Inche...

1. A wideband patch antenna module comprising:a base layer;
a radiation patch provided on a top surface of the base layer;
a lower patch provided at a bottom surface of the base layer;
a first feeding point provided at a bottom surface of the lower patch;
a second feeding point provided at the bottom surface of the lower patch;
a first low-noise amplifier coupled to the first feeding point, the first low-noise amplifier removing noise of a linearly polarized signal outputted from the first feeding point and amplifying the linearly polarized signal outputted from the first feeding point;
a second low-noise amplifier coupled to the second feeding point, the second low-noise amplifier removing noise of a linearly polarized signal outputted from the second feeding point and amplifying the linearly polarized signal outputted from the second feeding point;
a hybrid coupler generating a phase difference to the linearly polarized signal amplified from one of the first low-noise amplifier and the second low-noise amplifier, and combining the linearly polarized signal to which the phase difference is generated with the linearly polarized signal outputted from a remaining amplifier so as to generate a circularly polarized signal; and
a saw filter passing only a GPS signal and a GLONASS signal of the circularly polarized signal and attenuating remaining frequencies,
wherein an imaginary line connecting the first feeding point and a center point of the lower patch intersects with an imaginary line connecting the second feeding point and the center point of the lower patch.