US Pat. No. 10,455,707

CONNECTION PAD FOR EMBEDDED COMPONENTS IN PCB PACKAGING

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, comprising:a first plurality of metallic routes that form an electrical circuit of the PCB assembly and comprises a first metallic trace disposed in a core of the PCB assembly;
a plurality of electrical pads, wherein a first electrical pad of the plurality of electrical pads comprises a first via termination of a first via and the first via is electrically coupled to the first metallic trace; and
an electrical component electrically disposed in the first electrical pad, wherein a first component termination of the electrical component is directly contacting the first via termination.

US Pat. No. 10,455,750

INSPECTION SUPPORT DEVICE AND INSPECTION SUPPORT METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An inspection support device for supporting inspection of a mounting state performed on an electronic component mounted on a circuit board as the target, the inspection support device being applied to a component mounter provided with a transfer device that picks up an electronic component supplied to a supply position and transfers the electronic component to a mounting position on a circuit board, the transfer device including a moving body supported to be relatively movable with respect to a base, and a mounting head provided on the moving body, the mounting head supporting multiple suction nozzles that hold the electronic component, the inspection support device comprising:a camera configured to image the circuit board, the camera being provided on the moving body, and
imaging control circuitry configured to control imaging processing of the camera and to acquire image data of an inspection component, which is a component that is a target for inspection among the electronic components mounted by the component mounter, when the inspection component is mounted on the circuit board,
wherein a mounting operation is performed in order based on a control program, and defined as an operation of the transfer device to mount the inspection component held by the suction nozzle at the mounting position by moving the suction nozzle from its current position to a position above the mounting position and lowering the suction nozzle, an imaging operation is defined as an operation of the transfer device to move the camera from its current position to a position above the mounting position such that the camera images the inspection component mounted at the mounting position, and the imaging control circuitry optimizes a performance sequence of multiple of the mounting operations and multiple of the imaging operations based on a moving distance of the moving body during the performance sequence or based on a time required for the mounting operation and the imaging operation during the performance sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,455,744

EXTENDIBLE BARRIER

1. A blanking panel for preventing the exchange of cold and hot air in an electronics rack having at least one module comprising:a face having a generally rectangular shape defined by a top edge and an oppositely positioned bottom edge, said top edge and bottom edge separated by opposing side edges, wherein the top edge and bottom edge define the long sides, and the side edges define the short sides of the generally rectangular shape;
a first planar member extending transversely from the top or bottom edge; and
a second planar member slidably engaged with the first planar member, the second planar member configured for parallel movement relative to the first planar member, wherein the second planar member comprises a slide track configured to be received in a passage of the first planar member, the slide track extending along a partial length of a side of the second planar member, wherein the second planar member further comprises stopping portions at opposite ends of the slide track, the stopping portions defining a greater width across the second planar member than that of the slide track so as to define the bounds of movement relative to the first planar member,
wherein the first and second planar members are configured to prevent airflow from a superior side of the blanking panel to an inferior side of the blanking panel within an electronics rack configured to receive the blanking panel.

US Pat. No. 10,455,749

PARTS SUPPLY DEVICE AND PARTS SUPPLY ROBOT HAVING THE SAME

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A parts supply device comprising:a robot attachment member configured to be attached to a distal end portion of a robot arm;
a pair of claws which are supported by the robot attachment member and which are moved toward and away from each other by a first actuator;
a vacuum member which is supported by the robot attachment member and which is connected to a compressor via a pipe so that a tubular stick containing parts aligned in a direction is mounted on the vacuum member when the compressor sucks air;
a guide slider that receives the parts from the stick mounted on the vacuum member and guides the parts
to a holding position at which one of the parts can be held by the pair of claws; and
a second actuator which moves the guide slider from a first position, in which the one of the parts is guided to the holding position by the guide slider, to a second position, in which the guide slider is apart from the one of the parts which is held by the pair of claws so that the one of the parts held by the pair of claws can be mounted on or supplied to a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,455,642

RAPID THERMAL PROCESSING CHAMBER WITH LINEAR CONTROL LAMPS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A system for thermal processing of a substrate comprising:a substrate support;
a housing positioned over the substrate support and having a first edge surrounding a first plane; and
a plurality of segmented lamps disposed within the housing, each segmented lamp aligned parallel to the first plane, wherein each segmented lamp comprises:
a first end connected to a first location on the housing;
a first wire segment connected to the first end;
a first filament connected to the first wire segment, the first filament extending from a first endpoint to a second endpoint;
an intermediate wire segment connected to the first filament;
a second filament connected to the intermediate wire segment, the second filament extending from a first endpoint to a second endpoint;
a second wire segment connected to the second filament;
a second end connected to the second wire segment, wherein the second end is connected to a second location on the housing; and
a bulb extending linearly from the first end to the second end, wherein each segmented lamp is connected to a separate first location and a separate second location on the housing, wherein:
the plurality of segmented lamps includes a first segmented lamp and a second segmented lamp,
the first wire segment and the second wire segment of the first segmented lamp are configured to overlie an edge of the substrate disposed on the substrate support, the substrate having an outer ring-shaped zone in which the edge of the substrate is located and an inner ring-shaped zone, the outer ring-shaped zone surrounding the inner ring-shaped zone,
the first endpoint and the second endpoint of the first filament and the second filament of the first segmented lamp are configured to overlie the inner ring-shaped zone of the substrate disposed on the substrate support, and
the first endpoint and the second endpoint of the first filament and the second filament of the second segmented lamp are configured to overlie the outer ring-shaped zone of the substrate disposed on the substrate support.

US Pat. No. 10,455,708

MULTILAYERED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A multilayered substrate, comprising:an insulating layer;
a conductive pattern embedded, at least partially, in the insulating layer;
a metal pattern formed in a protruding manner on the outermost surface of the insulating layer; and
a bump being electrically connected to the conductive pattern and penetrating the insulating layer,
wherein the bump comprises:
a low melting point metal layer having a melting point lower than a melting point of the conductive pattern; and
a high melting point metal layer having a melting point higher than the melting point of the low melting point metal layer and having a latitudinal cross-sectional area smaller than a latitudinal cross-sectional area of the low melting point metal layer,
wherein the high melting point metal layer is interposed within the insulating layer between the at least partially embedded conductive pattern and the low melting point metal layer,
wherein an interface between the high melting point layer and the embedded conductive pattern is formed within the insulating layer, and
wherein the metal pattern is directly coupled with the low melting point metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,455,659

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A circuit for controlling an intensity of a LED light source, the circuit comprising:an LED drive circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the LED light source to control the intensity of the LED light source;
a current sense circuit configured to provide a load current feedback signal that indicates the magnitude of the load current; and
a control circuit configured to generate at least one drive signal for controlling the LED drive circuit to control an average magnitude of the load current to adjust the intensity of the LED light source towards a target intensity;
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
operate in a first state and a second state on a periodic basis over a plurality of burst periods, each of the plurality of burst periods including a first time period and a second time period;
control the LED drive circuit in the first state during the first time period in which the control circuit adjusts a value of an operational characteristic of the at least one drive signal to regulate a peak magnitude of the load current towards a target current in response to the load current feedback signal;
control the LED drive circuit in the second state during the second time period in which the control circuit maintains the operational characteristic of the at least one drive signal approximately constant; and
adjust the average magnitude of the load current by adjusting a length of one of the first or second time period while holding a length of the other of the first or second time period constant in at least some of the burst periods.

US Pat. No. 10,455,741

RACK ENCLOSURE WITH PERFORATIONS FOR COOLING

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A rack enclosure, comprising:a rack comprising vertical rack columns, including
a front vertical rack column, and
rack panels;
perforations formed in the front vertical rack column,
a chassis mounted in the rack, the chassis housing heat-producing components, the chassis having a side surface with openings therein;
a vertical barrier extending between the side surface of the chassis and one of the rack panels;
a side plenum bounded by the side surface of the chassis, one of the rack panels, the vertical barrier, and the front vertical rack column such that, when air flows: from outside the rack enclosure into the front vertical rack column via the perforations; from the front vertical rack column into the side plenum; and from the side plenum into the chassis via the openings in the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,455,733

LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A liquid cooling system for cooling at least one electrical component, the liquid cooling system comprising:a cooling circuit having an inlet flow line, a return flow line, and at least one supply branch for supplying liquid coolant to an electrical component; and
at least one de-aeration line to provide a connection between a high point and a junction point of the cooling circuit to bypass a part of the cooling circuit;wherein the high point constitutes a geodetically or locally highest point of the at least one supply branch;wherein the junction point is provided on the return flow line downstream of the at least one supply branch; wherein the pressure of the liquid coolant is lower in the junction point than in the high point during circulation of the liquid coolant in the liquid cooling system.

US Pat. No. 10,455,650

TIME ESTIMATION FOR ENERGY APPLICATION IN AN RF ENERGY TRANSFER DEVICE

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method comprising:supplying electromagnetic energy to an object in an energy application zone;
determining a value indicative of a rate of energy absorption by a load during a first period of time that the electromagnetic energy is supplied to the object; and
determining, based on the value indicative of the rate of energy absorption by the load, an estimated amount of time to obtain a desired characteristic in the object,
wherein the desired characteristic includes a predetermined temperature of the object, and determining the estimated amount of time includes determining an amount of energy needed to achieve the predetermined temperature of the object and dividing the amount of energy by the value indicative of the rate of energy absorption by the load.

US Pat. No. 10,455,751

MAINTENANCE FIXTURE FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A maintenance fixture for printed circuit board assembly (PCB?A) comprising a support baseplate and a cover plate,the support baseplate being configured to support a PCB?A to be maintained and being provided with a stopper unit, the stopper unit being configured to limit the PCB?A within a PCB?A stopping area defined by a surface of the support baseplate upon the support baseplate supporting the PCB?A;
the cover plate being movably connected to the support baseplate at a first end of the cover plate so as to be rotatable towards and away from the support baseplate with regard to the first end; the cover plate being provided with a barrier layer at a first side of the cover plate, the first side being perpendicular to a rotation direction of the cover plate and close to the support baseplate; the barrier layer being configured in such a manner that, upon the cover plate being rotated towards the support baseplate, the barrier layer being contacted with the PCB?A supported on the support baseplate to cover an electronic component zone of the PCB?A and also expose an electrode zone of the PCB?A at the same time;
wherein the stopper unit comprises a plurality of stopping posts disposed in the PCB?A stopping area, and the stopping posts can be inserted into stopping holes provided in the PCB?A respectively, upon the support baseplate supporting the PCB?A.

US Pat. No. 10,455,748

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:a wiring board;
a first component mounted on a first principal surface of the wiring board;
a first sealing resin layer laminated on the first principal surface of the wiring board and sealing the first component; and
shield layers laminated on the first sealing resin layer,
wherein the shield layers include
a first shield layer laminated on the first sealing resin layer so as to cover an opposite surface of the first sealing resin layer and a peripheral side surface of the first sealing resin layer, the opposite surface being opposite to the first principal surface of the wiring board, and
a second shield layer laminated on a portion of the first shield layer that covers the peripheral side surface of the first sealing resin layer;
wherein, of the first and second shield layers, the first shield layer is exposed at a surface of a portion covering the opposite surface of the first sealing resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,455,674

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A method for controlling a magnitude of a load current delivered to an electrical load, the method comprising:receiving a command to adjust to the magnitude of the load current a target magnitude of the load current;
adjusting the magnitude of the load current toward the target magnitude in response to receiving the command;
determining that a magnitude of a load voltage across the electrical load is equal to or greater than an upper voltage threshold;
maintaining the magnitude of the load current constant for a period of time based on the magnitude of the load voltage being equal to or greater than the upper voltage threshold;
determining that the magnitude of the load voltage is less than a lower voltage threshold; and
adjusting the magnitude of the load current toward the target magnitude based on the magnitude of the load voltage being less than the lower voltage threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,455,591

APPARATUSES, METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for interference avoidance, comprising:a network node obtaining first candidate beam information identifying a first set of one or more candidate beams for a first wireless communication device, WCD, being served by the network node, the first set of candidate beams for the first WCD comprising a first candidate beam having a first direction;
the network node obtaining second candidate beam information identifying a second set of one or more candidate beams for a second WCD being served by the network node, the second set of candidate beams for the second WCD comprising a second candidate beam having a second direction; and
the network node, using the first and second candidate beam information, scheduling i) the transmission of first data to the first WCD and the transmission of second data to the second WCD, wherein
the scheduling of the transmissions comprises: selecting a transmission resource for use in transmitting the first data to the first WCD, selecting a transmission resource for use in transmitting the second data to the second WCD,
selecting the transmission resource for use in transmitting the first data to the first WCD further comprises selecting a candidate beam from the first set of candidate beams for the first WCD, and
selecting the transmission resource for use in transmitting the second data to the second WCD further comprises selecting a candidate beam from the second set of candidate beams for the second WCD,
selecting a candidate beam from the first set of candidate beams for the first WCD comprises selecting a candidate beam from a first subset of candidate beams, wherein each candidate beam included in the first subset of candidate beams is a) included in the first set of candidate beams and b) not included in the second set of candidate beams, and
selecting a candidate beam from the second set of candidate beams for the second WCD comprises selecting a candidate beam from a second subset of candidate beams, wherein each candidate beam included in the second subset of candidate beams is a) included in the second set of candidate beams and b) not included in the first set of candidate beams.

US Pat. No. 10,455,735

SELF-ORGANIZING THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEM

Coolanyp, LLC, Redmond, ...

1. A thermodynamic system comprising:a first plurality of thermal energy absorption (TEA) nodes, individual TEA nodes of the first plurality of TEA nodes enclosing a bi-phase fluid, the first plurality of TEA nodes being included within a first TEA zone that is disposed adjacent to a first thermal energy (TE) source;
a second plurality of TEA nodes, individual TEA nodes of the second plurality of TEA nodes enclosing the bi-phase fluid, the second plurality of TEA nodes being included within a second TEA zone that is disposed adjacent to a second TE source, wherein the second TE source generates TE at least partially independently of the first TE source;
a first plurality of thermal energy dissipation (TED) nodes, individual TED nodes of the first plurality of TED nodes enclosing the bi-phase fluid, the first plurality of TED nodes being included within a first thermal energy dissipation (TED) zone; and
a plurality of capillaries interconnecting, to form a closed fluid circuit, the first plurality of TEA nodes to both of the second plurality of TEA nodes and the first plurality of TED nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,455,694

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD CAPABLE OF BEING APPLIED WITH ELECTRICAL TESTING

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A manufacturing method for a multi-layer circuit board capable of being applied with electrical testing, the method comprising:providing a first loading plate, wherein the first loading plate comprises a substrate, a conductive layer, and a metal interface layer, the conductive layer and the metal interface layer are sequentially overlapping on the substrate, a bottom surface of the metal interface layer is detachably connected to the conductive layer, and the metal interface layer is conductive;
forming a second loading plate overlapping on the metal interface layer by electroplating the first loading plate, wherein the second loading plate has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, the second side is connected to a top surface of the metal interface layer;
forming a first patterned photoresist layer overlapping on the first side of the second loading plate;
forming a conductive corrosion-barrier layer and an electrical connection layer sequentially on the first side of the second loading plate by electroplating the second loading plate, wherein the conductive corrosion-barrier layer is conductive, and the conductive corrosion-barrier layer is connected between the electrical connection layer and the second loading plate;
removing the first patterned photoresist layer;
disposing a bottom dielectric layer on the first side of the second loading plate and the electrical connection layer to enclose the electrical connection layer and the conductive corrosion-barrier layer;
forming a multi-layer circuit structure on the bottom dielectric layer, wherein the multi-layer circuit structure comprises a bottom-layer circuit, a top dielectric layer, and a top-layer circuit, the bottom-layer circuit is overlapping on the bottom dielectric layer and is connected to the electrical connection layer, the top dielectric layer is on a top side of the bottom-layer circuit, the top-layer circuit is on a top surface of the top dielectric layer and electrically connected to the bottom-layer circuit;
forming a second patterned photoresist layer enclosing the top-layer circuit and covering the top dielectric layer, and peeling off the substrate and the conductive layer;
forming a third patterned photoresist layer on the bottom surface of the metal interface layer;
etching the metal interface layer and the second loading plate to obtain a patterned metal interface layer and a delivery loading plate, wherein the patterned metal interface layer is connected between the third patterned photoresist layer and the delivery loading plate, the delivery loading plate is connected between the bottom dielectric layer and the patterned metal interface layer, and wherein the third patterned photoresist layer, the delivery loading plate, and the patterned metal interface layer expose the conductive corrosion-barrier layer; and
removing the second patterned photoresist layer and the third patterned photoresist layer to obtain the multi-layer circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,455,638

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONFIGURING AN EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION CYCLE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:configuring a cycle length of an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle;
determining whether the UE is in a condition, associated with triggering a tracking area update, during an on duration of the eDRX cycle,
wherein the condition includes at least one of a mobility condition or a cell edge condition; and
selectively increasing or decreasing the cycle length of the eDRX cycle based at least in part on determining whether the UE is in the condition, wherein the cycle length is decreased when the UE is in the condition or is increased when the UE is not in the condition,
wherein when the cycle length is decreased when the UE is in the condition, the cycle length is decreased based on a tracking area update period.

US Pat. No. 10,455,740

ELECTRONIC CHASSIS WITH HEAT EXCHANGER

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. An electronics chassis comprising:an electronics housing defining a space for at least one electronic component;
an air-to-air heat exchanger thermally coupled to at least a portion of the electronics housing and having a flow-through air path; and
a plenum coupled to the housing and defining a plenum chamber that is fluidly isolated from the space and fluidly coupled to the flow-through air path, the plenum having an air flow inlet and at least one entrainment slot, which are fluidly coupled to the plenum chamber, the air flow inlet has a diameter D and the at least one entrainment slot is spaced from the electronics housing a distance of at least half of the diameter or D/2.

US Pat. No. 10,455,738

STACKED CIRCUIT BOARD ARCHITECTURE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A circuit board assembly for an electronic device, the circuit board assembly comprising:a first circuit board having a first mounting surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a first operational component located on the second mounting surface of the first circuit board, the first operational component comprising an integrated circuit and having a recess;
a second circuit board electrically coupled to the first circuit board, the second circuit board having a first mounting surface and a second mounting surface opposite the first mounting surface;
a second operational component located on the first mounting surface of the second circuit board, the second operational component comprising an integrated circuit and having a protrusion, wherein the first circuit board is positioned with respect to the second circuit board such that the protrusion at least partially extends into the recess;
a first interposer positioned between and electrically coupled with the first circuit board and the second circuit board;
a second interposer positioned between and electrically coupled with the first circuit board and the second circuit board; and
a solder mask between the first interposer and the second interposer, the solder mask preventing an electrical coupling between the first interposer and the second interposer.

US Pat. No. 10,455,736

REDUCED COST AND SCHEDULE MANUFACTURING OF GRAPHENE PAPER BASED THERMAL STRAPS/HARNESSES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A graphene strap comprising:a plurality of graphene strips comprising strips of graphene nanoplatelets;
a metal additive applied to each of the plurality of graphene strips that does not pass through the graphene strips; and
a binding material configured to couple the plurality of graphene strips together;
wherein at least some of the metal additive is positioned between adjacent pairs of the graphene strips.

US Pat. No. 10,455,731

HYDRAULIC BLADDER FOR CPU INTERCONNECTION AND COOLING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A hydraulic force generator comprising:a first block to be coupled with a system board;
a second block, and a third block; and
a hydraulic bladder having a first region and a second region, wherein the first region is disposed between the first block and the second block to provide a force against a first integrated circuit (IC) package to be positioned between the second block and a system board;
wherein the second region is disposed between the first block and the third block to provide a force against a second IC package to be positioned between the third block and the system board; and
wherein the hydraulic bladder, in response to pressurization, is to provide a force against the first IC package and the second IC package located between the hydraulic bladder and the system board.

US Pat. No. 10,455,615

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCE USING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing a random access in a wireless communication, comprising:identifying a channel condition and a size of a message that a user equipment will transmit after a transmission of a preamble;
selecting a first preamble set from at least two preamble sets if the channel condition is greater than a first threshold and the size of the message is greater than a second threshold;
selecting a preamble from the selected first preamble set if the first preamble set is selected;
transmitting, to a base station, the selected preamble;
receiving, from the base station, a random access response (RAR) message including resource allocation information in response to the transmission of the selected preamble; and
transmitting, to the base station, the message based on the resource allocation information.

US Pat. No. 10,455,746

HYBRID COOLING SYSTEM HAVING A FREON HEAT EXCHANGER

Electronic Power Design, ...

1. A system comprising:a drive inside of a drive housing;
a water to air heat exchanger the proved water to the drive;
a chiller heater that receives the water from the water to air heat exchanger through a first conduit;
a second section of conduit that routes the water from the chiller heater to the drive;
a third section of conduit that routes the water from the drive to the water heat exchanger; and
a freon loop that sends hot freon gases from a compressor in the chiller heater through the water from the drive wherein the heat from the freon loop heats the water from the drive.

US Pat. No. 10,455,742

ARCHITECTURE FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING OPERATION

BITMAIN TECHNOLOGIES LIMI...

1. An architecture for cryptocurrency mining, comprising:a plurality of modules separated into a warm section and a cool section, each module including an intake shutter, a macroparticle filtration system, an air temperature altering filtration system, and a microparticle filtration system in the cool section;
a panel separating the warm section and the cool section, the panel having apertures;
a plurality of computers within the modules adapted to perform calculations for mining cryptocurrencies, the plurality of computers arranged to be positioned in the cool section and eject heat directly to the warm section through the apertures;
exhaust fans positioned in the warm section for moving warm air out of the modules;
whereby modules are arranged so that the moving warm air from adjacent modules enter a common current of upwardly moving air outside of the modules.

US Pat. No. 10,455,737

OPTICAL MODULE

InnoLight Technology (Suz...

1. An optical module, comprising:a housing; and
a PCB base board, an optical assembly, and a heat generating device arranged in the housing,
wherein
the heat generating device is thermally connected to the housing,
a plurality of ribs are arranged outside the housing,
air flow channels are formed between the plurality of ribs and extend along a longitudinal direction of the optical module,
each one of the ribs has a first end portion, a second end portion, and a middle portion that connects the first end portion and the second end portion, and
a radial width of at least one of the ribs gradually increases gradually from the first end portion of the at least one of the ribs toward the middle portion of the at least one of the ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,455,729

ENCLOSURE COOLING SYSTEM

RENO TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A system comprising:an enclosure enclosing electrical components and configured to prevent air within the enclosure and exhaust from the electrical components from escaping the enclosure;
a heat sink at least partially within the enclosure, the heat sink comprising:
a main housing within the enclosure, the main housing having a flat and thermally conductive main housing surface for laying against an electrical component shelf surface or for receiving electrical components directly thereon;
thermally conductive fins positioned alongside each other, adjacent to the main housing, and within the enclosure; and
a tube extending into and out of each of the main housing and the fins to transport liquid through both the main housing and the fins; and
a fan enclosed by the enclosure, the fan configured to push air heated by electrical components onto the fins;
wherein the fins are configured to receive a first heat from air pushed by the fan, and transfer the received first heat to the liquid being transported by the tube through the fins;
wherein the main housing is configured to receive a second heat from the electrical components on the thermally conductive main housing surface and transfer the received second heat to the liquid being transported by the tube;
wherein the main housing further comprises a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge;
wherein the fins further comprise a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge, the main housing second edge being adjacent the fins first edge;
wherein the tube enters the main housing at the main housing first edge;
wherein the tube enters the fins at the fins first edge;
wherein the tube exits the fins at the fins first edge; and
wherein the tube exits the main housing at the main housing first edge.

US Pat. No. 10,455,719

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ATTACHING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO PALLET

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A pallet for supporting a printed circuit board (PCB) in a PCB assembly process, comprising:a panel having a frame area surrounding a depression area for receiving a PCB;
at least one fixed tooling pin attached to the panel at a first location in the depression area; and
at least one tooling pin assembly comprising:
a base having a first end and a second end;
a biasing element between the first end and the second end; and
a movable tooling pin protruding from the first end of the base,
wherein the movable tooling pin is positioned at a second location in the depression area, and movable between a release position for installing the PCB in the depression area and a secure position for securing the PCB in the depression area, and
wherein the second end is configured to apply a compression force to the biasing element when the movable tooling pin is at the secure position.

US Pat. No. 10,455,692

PACKAGED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A SHIELDING AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A device comprising:a support that includes a recess delimited by a base portion and first and second sidewalls;
an interference shield that includes:
a conductive grid having a base in the base portion of the support, the base being exposed at a surface of the support, the conductive grid including a first vertical region in the first sidewall and a second vertical region in the second sidewall, the first and second vertical regions being coupled to the base; and
a ribbon section coupled to the first vertical region at a first end and coupled to the second vertical region at a second end, the ribbon section having a curvature such that a length of the ribbon section is greater than a length of the surface of the conductive grid at the surface of the support, wherein the ribbon section and the conductive grid form an electromagnetic shield; and
a semiconductor die located in the recess and enclosed by the interference shield, wherein the semiconductor die is between the base and the ribbon section, and wherein a portion of the semiconductor die is between the first vertical region and the second vertical region.

US Pat. No. 10,455,669

AUTOMATIC TARGETED ILLUMINATION BASED ON AGGREGATE ILLUMINATION FROM MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information;
determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area;
calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location;
generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and
sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,455,666

LIGHTING CONTROL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling a lighting system to provide a follow me lighting effect from a source room to a destination room, the method comprising:receiving a user input from a user;
controlling a first plurality of luminaires in the source room to render a lighting scene in response to the received user input;
storing at least one parameter of the lighting scene in electronic storage;
detecting a presence of the use in the destination room and in response thereto:
determining whether the destination room exhibits follow-me behavior or not;
determining whether the duration of the presence of the user in the destination room exceeds a threshold duration; and
using the stored parameter to control a second plurality of luminaires in the destination room to render a version of the lighting scene on condition that the destination room exhibits follow-me behavior and that the duration of the presence of the user exceeds the duration threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,455,581

INSERTING VIRTUAL CARRIER IN CONVENTIONAL OFDM HOST CARRIER IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:circuitry configured to:
receive a signal on a downlink;
detect a reduced bandwidth carrier on the downlink; and
receive downlink communications via the reduced bandwidth carrier,
wherein the reduced bandwidth carrier is configured to provide a first set of resource elements within first frequency resources that are within and smaller than second frequency resources that are used by a host carrier to provide a second set of resource elements,
wherein the reduced bandwidth carrier is provided in the first frequency resources in a first sub-frame,
wherein the reduced bandwidth carrier is provided in third frequency resources in a second sub-frame after the first sub-frame, and
wherein the third frequency resources are within and smaller than the first frequency resources.

US Pat. No. 10,455,579

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal communicating with use of a narrow bandwidth that is limited to a part of a system band, the user terminal comprising:a decision section that decides a frequency position for the narrow bandwidth; and
a receiving section that receives a downlink signal allocated to the narrow bandwidth based on the frequency position,
wherein the receiving section uses symbols included in first to third symbols of a subframe to tune to the frequency position without reading the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) in the first to third symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,455,745

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

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

1. A power conversion device comprising:a case;
a switching unit comprising a plurality of switches disposed on a first side of the case;
a transformer disposed on the first side of the case;
a clip for fixing the plurality of switches; and
a cooling channel disposed on a second side of the case, the second side of the case being opposite to the first side of the case,
wherein the clip comprises:
a body part which extends in a first direction; and
elastic parts which extend from one side of the body part and are for pressing the plurality of switches to the case,
wherein the body part comprises:
a plurality of first through holes, which are disposed in the first direction and into which screws are coupled;
a first coupling groove disposed on a first end of the body part in the first direction; and
a second coupling groove disposed on a second end of the body part in the first direction,
wherein the plurality of first through holes are disposed between two adjacent elastic parts,
wherein the first coupling groove is longer in the first direction than the second coupling groove in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,455,739

HIGH-FREQUENCY CONNECTING DEVICE WITH ENHANCED COOLING EFFICIENCY OF OPTICAL MODULE

NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CO...

1. A high-frequency connecting device with enhanced cooling efficiency of optical module, comprising:a housing having an upper cover, two side walls and a lower cover, and an accommodating space being formed between the upper cover, the two side walls and the lower cover;
a sandwiched member disposed in the accommodating space and partitioning the accommodating space into an upper space and a lower space;
an inner heat sink disposed inside the sandwiched member, a top and a bottom of the inner heat sink respectively having a first contact portion and a second contact portion, and the first contact portion and the second contact portion respectively exposed to the upper space and the lower space;
a rear heat sink disposed behind the housing;
a heat pipe connected between the inner heat sink and the rear heat sink;
a upper heat sink disposed on the upper cover of the housing, a bottom of the upper heat sink having a third contact portion protruding therefrom, the third contact portion exposed at the upper space, and a fourth contact portion elastically disposed on the lower cover of the housing and exposed at a bottom of the lower space; and
a connector disposed inside the housing and configured to plug in a first optical module and a second optical module;
wherein the first optical module and the second optical module are respectively inserted into the upper space and the lower space for plugging in the connector, and a top and a bottom of the first optical module are in direct contact respectively with the third contact portion and the first contact portion, while a top and a bottom of the second optical module are in direct contact respectively with the second contact portion and the fourth contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,455,730

THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system comprising:an enclosure housing electronics that generate heat, the enclosure comprising a vent leading to an exterior of the enclosure, the vent being configured to allow the heat generated by the electronics to escape to the exterior, the enclosure comprising an inlet configured to direct air into the enclosure, the vent and the inlet being arranged so that the heat escaping from the vent produces a vacuum that suctions the air through the inlet; and
a radiator comprising an input port and an output port, the input port being located exterior to the enclosure and the output port being connected to the inlet so that the air suctioned through the inlet causes air from the exterior to enter the radiator through the input port and to pass to the output port, the radiator being submerged, at least in part, in a coolant.

US Pat. No. 10,455,710

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING A WINDER

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image; and
a winder configured to fix a first end portion of the display panel thereinto and configured to rotate to wind the display panel,
wherein the winder includes:
a first fixing portion including a first external surface which is curved, and
a second fixing portion including a second external surface which is curved and that faces the first external surface,
wherein the first end portion of the display panel is sandwiched between the first external surface and the second external surface.

US Pat. No. 10,455,660

CONTROL DEVICE HAVING BUTTONS WITH MULTIPLE-LEVEL BACKLIGHTING

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device comprising:a backlighting circuit including a first light source, a second light source, and a third light source;
a first button having a first indicia configured to be illuminated by the first light source;
a second button having a second indicia configured to be illuminated by the second light source;
a third button having a third indicia configured to be illuminated by the third light source; and
a control circuit responsive to actuations of the first, second, and third buttons, and electrically coupled to the first, second, and third light sources of the backlighting circuit, the control circuit configured to:
control the first light source to emit light at a first source illumination intensity to illuminate the first indicia on the first button;
control the second light source to emit light at a second source illumination intensity to illuminate the second indicia on the second button; and
control the third light source to emit light at a third source illumination intensity to illuminate the third indicia on the third button;
wherein the first button is located between the second and third buttons, and the first indicia on the first button is located closer to the second button than the third button; and
wherein the control circuit is configured to set both of the second and third source illumination intensities to be less than the first source illumination intensity so that the first indicia on the first button is illuminated to a brighter intensity than the respective indicia on the second and third buttons, the control circuit further configured to set the second source illumination intensity to be less than the third source illumination intensity so that the second and third buttons are illuminated to the same intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,455,656

LIGHT OUTPOST POSITIONING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling a luminaire adapted to generate a light output in a controllable direction with a user interface device, the method comprising:determining a relative orientation of the user interface device to the luminaire by determining a rotation angle of the user interface device relative to the luminaire and determining whether a mirroring axis exists between the user interface device and the luminaire, wherein the rotation angle is determined by at least one of a user input and a sensor input;
receiving a light output positioning instruction on a user interface of the user interface device, said light output positioning instruction including directional information for the positioning of the light output in a specified location;
converting the light output positioning instruction by transforming the directional information based on the determined relative orientation; and
controlling the luminaire with the converted light output positioning instruction; and wherein
the directional information is transformed based on the determined rotation angle and mirroring axis if existing.

US Pat. No. 10,455,644

FIXING DEVICE AND HEATER USED IN FIXING DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A heater used in a fixing device, comprising:an elongated substrate;
a first heat generation resistor formed on the substrate;
a second heat generation resistor formed on the substrate next to the first heat generation resistor in a longitudinal direction of the substrate, the first heat generation resistor and the second heat generation resistor being arranged with a gap therebetween in the longitudinal direction;
a first conductive pattern connected, along the longitudinal direction, to each one end of the first and second heat generation resistors in a transverse direction of the substrate;
a second conductive pattern formed in an area of the substrate on a side opposite to the first conductive pattern in the transverse direction across the first heat generation resistor and connected to the first heat generation resistor along the longitudinal direction, the second conductive pattern not being connected to the second heat generation resistor; and
a third conductive pattern formed in an area of the substrate on a side opposite to the first conductive pattern in the transverse direction across the second heat generation resistor and connected to the second heat generation resistor along the longitudinal direction, the third conductive pattern not being connected to the second conductive pattern or the first heat generation resistor,
wherein a width of the first heat generation resistors in the transverse direction in a first area of the first heat generation resistor adjacent to the gap is smaller than a width of the first heat generation resistor in the transverse direction in a second area of the first heat generation resistor, arranged adjacent to the first area, farther from the gap in the longitudinal direction than the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,455,604

REGRET BENEFIT RATIO LINK SCHEDULER FOR WIRELESS BACKHAUL WITH DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A wireless system, comprising:a plurality of directional antennas; and
a scheduler for scheduling multiple links between the plurality of directional antennas,
wherein the scheduler schedules the multiple links concurrently in a same time slot based on a plurality of Regret Benefit Ratios (RBRs), wherein each RBR of the plurality of RBRs is associated with a link of the multiple links, wherein each RBR of the plurality of RBRs is a single ratio calculated based on contention between a link of the multiple links and contended neighbors of the link and a Quality of Service (QoS) of the link, and wherein contention between the link and contended neighbors of the link is determined based at least in part on a count of the contended neighbors.

US Pat. No. 10,455,592

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

VOLKSWAGEN AG, (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,455,747

ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PROTRUSIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing component, comprising:a cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material having a cosmetic surface and a protrusion surface; and
a protrusion formed on the protrusion surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) to form a plurality of layers including an innermost layer of the protrusion and an outermost layer of the protrusion, and wherein a difference in the cross-sectional width across a height of the protrusion is less than 250 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,455,743

COMPUTING EQUIPMENT RACKS WITH VARYING FLUID FLOW RESISTANCE

Vapor IO Inc., Austin, T...

1. An apparatus configured to hold computing devices, the apparatus comprising:three or more racks, wherein:
each rack is configured to hold a plurality of computing devices;
each rack is oriented facing in a direction that is less than 90 degrees different from that of an adjacent one of the three or more racks; and
the three or more racks define an interior volume enclosed at least in part by the three or more racks in a plane;
a chassis comprising a leveling base extending under each of the three or more racks and configured to couple the three or more racks to one another and align the three or more racks with one another to define the interior volume, wherein the base comprises a plurality of arms extending under adjacent sides of the three or more racks; and
cooling fluid restrictors configured to vary resistance to the flow of cooling fluid along a length of the interior volume, wherein:
the cooling fluid restrictors are configured to impose more restriction to flow of the cooling fluid at one end of the three or more racks than at another end of the three or more racks;
the cooling fluid restrictors are configured to prevent a downstream end of the interior volume from developing a pressure in the cooling fluid that causes cooling fluid that has been heated by flowing through at least some of the racks from flowing back into at least some of the racks and heating computing devices held by at least some of the racks.

US Pat. No. 10,455,728

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMOELECTRICALLY COOLING INDUCTIVE CHARGING STATIONS

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A cooling system for an induction charging module, the cooling system comprising:a dock configured to connect to an induction charging module on a first side, the dock comprising:
walls defining a cavity;
a first opening at a first end of the dock;
a second opening at a second end opposite the first end, the cavity configured to receive a portable electronic device; and
a protrusion extending from one of the walls on the first side for spacing the portable electronic device away from the one of the walls and promoting fluid flow along the portable electronic device; and
a thermal conditioning module comprising an air moving device and a duct fluidly connecting the air moving device and the dock via at least one of the first or second opening, the duct separating the air moving device from the dock,
wherein the thermal conditioning module is configured to supply a flow of air into the dock between the first opening and the second opening for cooling the portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,455,703

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH AN EMBEDDED SENSOR CHIP, AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A printed circuit board consisting of at least one insulation layer and at least one structured conductor layer having at least one embedded sensor chip, in which at least one sensor face and terminals are arranged on a face of the sensor chip and lie in a substantially coplanar manner on a face of the printed circuit board, facing away from the structured conductor layer,wherein a surface of the at least one sensor face, a surface of the at least one sensor, and a surface of the at least one insulation layer are coplanar, and
wherein the terminals of the sensor chip are connected to a conductor structure consisting of a conductive paste, and vias extend from this conductor structure to conductive tracks of the structured conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,455,702

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR HOSTING ELECTRONICS

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A method for manufacturing a multilayer structure, comprising:obtaining a first substrate film for accommodating electronics, the first substrate film having a planar shape including a first side and an opposite second side, the first substrate film comprising an electrically insulating material;
providing at least on electronic component and at least one conductor on at least the second side of the first substrate film, the at least one electronic component being functionally connected to the first side of the first substrate film;
thermoforming the first substrate film to at least locally or more widely exhibit a selected non-planar three-dimensional shape subsequent to providing the at least one electronic component on the at least the second side of the first substrate film; and
molding plastic material on the first side of the first substrate film so as to at least partially cover the first side of the first substrate film.

US Pat. No. 10,455,690

GRID ARRAY PATTERN FOR CROSSTALK REDUCTION

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB), comprising: a set of pads associated with facilitating a connection through a package and to a component, wherein the set of pads include a set of via pads and a set of grid array (GA) pads; a set of vias electrically connected to the set of via pads and to a set of layers that are perpendicular to the set of vias, wherein the set of vias are to be used to support differential signal pairs and are connected to one or more non-ground layers of the set of layers, wherein the differential signal pairs include a first differential signal pair that includes: a first differential signal that causes crosstalk onto a particular differential signal, of a second differential signal pair, while propagating through the package, and a second differential signal; and a set of interconnects that electrically connect the set of via pads to the set of GA pads, wherein the set of interconnects include: a first interconnect to route the first differential signal away from the particular differential signal of the second differential signal pair, and a second interconnect to route the second differential signal toward the particular differential signal, wherein the routed second differential signal causes an amount of crosstalk onto the particular differential signal that is proportional to an amount of crosstalk that the first differential signal causes within the package, and wherein one or more differences in length of the first interconnect with respect to the second interconnect are used to offset one or more differences in a velocity of propagation and cause delay matching of the first and second differential signals.

US Pat. No. 10,455,687

CIRCUIT BOARD FOR POWER SUPPLY, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND INDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A circuit board capable of coupling a coil for a power supply, the circuit board comprising:a first pattern comprising a first terminal coupled to the coil, the first pattern arranged on a first layer of the circuit board;
a first layer region arranged on the first layer, the coil being disposed on the first layer region by coupling to the first terminal;
a second pattern comprising a second terminal electrically isolated from the coupled coil, the second pattern arranged on a second layer of the circuit board below the first layer; and
a second layer region arranged on the second layer, the second layer region having no conductive material directly below the coupled coil,
wherein a size of the second layer region matches a size of the first layer region.

US Pat. No. 10,455,686

CLAMPING SPRING DESIGN TO APPLY CLAMPING FORCE TO SMT POWER AMPLIFIER DEVICE

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A power amplifier arrangement for a motor vehicle, the arrangement comprising:a printed circuit board disposed between a housing on a first side of the printed circuit board and a heat sink on a second side of the printed circuit board;
a power amplifier mounted on the second side of the printed circuit board;
a bracket supported by the housing; and
a clamping spring supported by the bracket such that the clamping spring is in biased engagement with the first side of the printed circuit board, and such that the power amplifier is pressed into engagement with the heat sink, the clamping spring including:
a first leaf spring and a second leaf spring, the first and second leaf springs having substantially opposite orientations; and
a rectangular frame having four walls including a first wall and a second wall, the first wall being opposite from the second wall, the first leaf spring being attached to only the first wall of the four walls and being unattached to all other structures, the second leaf spring being attached to only the second wall of the four walls and being unattached to all other structures.

US Pat. No. 10,455,676

TRANSFORMER UNIT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A TRANSFORMER UNIT

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A transformer unit, comprising:a primary side including a primary coil wound around a transformer core and a secondary side including a secondary coil wound around the transformer core, wherein during operation, a secondary-side actual voltage is establishable upon application of a primary voltage to the primary coil, the secondary-side actual voltage being affected owing to an additional secondary-side voltage drop caused by secondary-side parasitic effects;
a first measuring coil, wound around the transformer core, to determine a first measuring voltage;
a measuring element, arranged and designed on the primary side to determine a second measuring voltage, the second measuring voltage being correlatable with the additional secondary-side voltage drop; and
a controller to control operation of the transformer unit, the controller being designed to
adjust the primary voltage so as to induce a secondary desired voltage in the secondary coil, and
adjust the primary voltage as a function of the first measuring voltage and the second measuring voltage, wherein the controller includes an evaluation unit, designed to determine the secondary-side actual voltage based upon the first measuring voltage and the second measuring voltage, and wherein the controller is designed to adjust the primary voltage as a function of the secondary-side actual voltage determined.

US Pat. No. 10,455,668

METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIGHTING DEVICES

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling lighting devices via input from a mobile device, comprising:upon movement of the mobile device, while being wirelessly connected with a present lighting device having a dominant light effect at a current location of the mobile device, obtaining movement direction data generated by a direction sensor of the mobile device, said movement direction data indicative of a direction of said movement of the mobile device and said direction sensor configured to measure said direction of said movement to generate said movement direction data;
providing the movement direction data for determining an expected next lighting device to be controlled based on the movement direction data, said expected next lighting device to be controlled having a dominant light effect in said movement direction;
performing a handover of the control of the present lighting device to the expected next lighting device to be controlled;
controlling a lighting effect produced by the expected next lighting device based on said handover; and
determining a speed of said movement, wherein the controlling of said lighting effect is implemented such that an increased value of said speed results in an increased area influenced by said lighting effect.

US Pat. No. 10,455,663

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR LIGHTING CONTROL

Powercast Corporation, P...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a network gateway device configured to be wirelessly coupled to (1) a wireless switch, (2) a light sensor at least a portion of which is disposed in a space, and (3) one or more wireless controllers that are separate and remote from the wireless switch, each wireless controller from the one or more wireless controllers coupled to a light source that is configured to provide a lux level to the space, the network gateway device configured to send a signal to the one or more wireless controllers via a first channel and a second channel,
the network gateway device configured to receive, from the light sensor, an indication of an ambient light level of the space,
the network gateway device configured to receive, from the wireless switch, a signal indicative of a request for the light source to be turned on,
the network gateway device configured to send to the wireless controller from the one or more wireless controllers, in response to receiving the indication of the ambient light level and the signal indicative of a request for the light source to be turned on, a signal configured to cause the wireless controller to cause the light source to increase in brightness an amount based on the ambient light of the space in response to receiving the signal configured to cause the wireless controller to cause the light source to increase in brightness,
the network gateway device configured to send an instruction to the wireless controller from the one or more wireless controllers to cause the wireless controller to transition between a non-repeater mode and a repeater mode, the wireless controller configured in the repeater mode to retransmit a packet received from at least one of the wireless switch, the light sensor, or a remaining wireless controller from the one or more wireless controllers to the network gateway device on at least one of the first channel or the second channel.

US Pat. No. 10,455,661

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND ILLUMINATION CONTROL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination apparatus, comprising:a light emitter which emits first illumination light that is illumination light for illuminating a display screen,
wherein, in a u?v? chromaticity diagram which is a CIE 1976 uniform chromaticity scale diagram, the first illumination light has a correlated color temperature in a range from 4000 K to 5800 K, and u?v? chromaticity coordinates in a range which satisfies 0.7125u?+0.3284 wherein the first illumination light is emitted onto the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,455,658

MULTI-MODE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

USAI, LLC, New Windsor, ...

1. A multi-mode lighting system comprising:a light module;
a control module coupled to the light module via a first pair of wires adapted to transmit power to said light module and a second pair of wires adapted to transmit control signals to said light module, the control module being operable to receive a plurality of lighting control input signals and to send at least one lighting control output signal via the second pair of wires to the light module based on at least one of the lighting control input signals, and the lighting control output signal being operable to control at least one of an intensity and color of light emitted by the light module;
the control module having a plurality of inputs including at least two analog inputs each adapted to receive an analog lighting control input signal and at least one digital input adapted to receive a digital lighting control input signal;
a mode selector coupled to the control module, the mode selector being operable to set the control module into any one of at least first, second, third and fourth modes;
wherein in the first mode of the control module the lighting control output signal is based on one analog lighting control input signal provided to one of the two analog inputs where the one analog lighting control input signal is a dimming control signal to selectively control the intensity of the light emitted by the light module, and the control module is operable to send the lighting control output signal to the light module according to the one analog lighting control input signal;
wherein in the second mode of the control module the lighting control output signal is based on first and second analog lighting control input signals respectively provided to the two analog inputs where the first analog lighting control input signal is a dimming control signal to selectively control the intensity of the light emitted by the light module and the second analog lighting control input signal is a color selection signal to selectively control the color of the light emitted by the light module, and the control module is operable to send the lighting control output signal to the light module according to the first lighting control input signal and the second lighting control input signal;
wherein in the third mode of the control module the lighting output control signal is based on a digital lighting control input signal provided to the digital input, and the control module is operable to send the lighting control output signal to the light module according to the digital lighting control input signal; and
wherein in the fourth mode the control module is operable to receive a lighting scene selection signal provided to one of the two analog inputs and is operable to determine a selected lighting scene according to the lighting scene selection signal, where the selected lighting scene is determined by an algorithm or is selected from among a plurality of predetermined lighting scenes stored in a memory of the lighting module, and the control module is operable to send the lighting control output signal to the light module according to the selected lighting scene.

US Pat. No. 10,455,652

AC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND AC LED DRIVE METHODS AND APPARATUS

Lynk Labs, Inc., Elgin, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a flat planar substrate upon which is mounted a plurality of LEDs;
a data receiver, wherein the data receiver can receive data from an antenna;
a transmission conductor configured to wirelessly receive an alternating electromagnetic field that is used to provide power to charge the apparatus; and
a proximity sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,455,649

INDUCTION COIL ASSEMBLY AND INDUCTION HOB COMPRISING AN INDUCTION COIL ASSEMBLY

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction coil assembly for an induction hob comprising:a coil baseplate adapted to receive an induction coil;
an adapter assembly being mechanically coupled with the coil baseplate via a connecting portion;
the adapter assembly being adapted to be mounted at an electronic power board of the induction hob, the adapter assembly comprising electrical connecting means for realizing a first electrical connection between the induction coil and the electronic power board and further electrical connecting means for realizing a second electrical connection between an induction coil sensor and the electronic power board.

US Pat. No. 10,455,645

HEATED GLASS PANEL

1. A laminated motor vehicle glass panel, comprising:two glass sheets united by an interlayer sheet;
a system of heated layers applied on one face of one of the sheets;
a substantially opaque masking strip on an edge of the one face having the system of heated layers, the masking strip in contact with the glass sheet face having the system of heated layers; and
electrical supply busbars in contact with the system of layers in a part covering the masking strip;
wherein the system of heated conductive layers covers, at least in part, the masking strip,
wherein the masking strip exhibits a roughness which is not greater than 0.5?, and
wherein the masking strip is formed of an enamel including pigments, the pigments being in the form of particles, a mean particle size of which is not greater than 5?.

US Pat. No. 10,455,613

REDUCING AUDIO DELAY FOR MIXED MODE DELIVERY OF AUDIO TRANSMISSIONS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A system to reduce audio delay for mixed mode delivery of audio transmissions, the system comprising:a communication interface configured to be communicatively coupled to a communication network; and
an electronic processor, coupled to the communication interface, and configured to
receive, via the communication interface, a group call request for a talkgroup,
transmit, in response to receiving the group call request, a call grant message to a plurality of subscriber units, the plurality of subscriber units affiliated with the talkgroup,
determine, using a machine learning algorithm, a subset of the plurality of subscriber units based on a call grant response time;
while a transmission hold-off timer has not expired, when a call grant response has been received from each of the subscriber units of the subset, forward an audio transmission to the subset based on the group call request;
determine a plurality of weighted historical subscriber unit response times based on a received time for each of a plurality of historical subscriber unit response times; and
update the call grant response time based on the plurality of weighted historical subscriber unit response times.

US Pat. No. 10,455,580

METHOD FOR DETERMINING CARRIER CENTER FREQUENCY AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for determining a carrier center frequency, comprises:determining a frequency band starting frequency, an absolute radio frequency channel number, a frequency band offset, and a relative radio frequency channel number; and
determining the carrier center frequency according to the frequency band starting frequency, the absolute radio frequency channel number, the frequency band offset, and the relative radio frequency channel number that are determined,
wherein, when the carrier center frequency is a downlink carrier center frequency FNBDL, determining the carrier center frequency comprises:
FNBDL=FDL_low+0.1*(NDL?NOffs-DL)+0.0025*(2MDL+1);
wherein FDL_low is a downlink frequency band starting frequency, NDL is a downlink absolute radio frequency channel number, and NOffs-DL is a downlink frequency band offset; and
MDL is a downlink relative radio frequency channel number, a value range of which comprises any one in the following set: ?10, ?9, ?8, ?7, ?6, ?5, ?4, ?3, ?2, ?1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; or
wherein, when the carrier center frequency is an uplink carrier center frequency FNBUL, determining the carrier center frequency comprises:
FNBUL=FUL_low+0.1*(NUL?NOffs-UL)+0.0025*(2MUL);
wherein FUL_low is an uplink frequency band starting frequency, NUL is an uplink absolute radio frequency channel number, and NOffs-UL is an uplink frequency band offset; and
MUL is an uplink relative radio frequency channel number, a value range of which comprises any one in the following set: ?10, ?9, ?8, ?7, ?6, ?5, ?4, ?3, ?2, ?1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

US Pat. No. 10,455,734

COOLING APPARATUS HAVING VERTICAL FLOW CHANNELS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:a main body portion that has upper and lower openings;
an upper portion heatsink and a lower portion heatsink that are mounted above and below said main body portion so as to cover said upper and lower openings of said main body portion;
a partitioning plate that is disposed so as to divide an internal portion space of said main body portion into upper and lower sections, so as to form an upper portion space with said upper portion heatsink, and so as to form a lower portion space with said lower portion heatsink;
a liquid coolant supplying header that is formed between one of said upper and lower portion heatsinks and said partitioning plate;
a liquid coolant discharging header that is formed between the other of said upper and lower portion heatsinks and said partitioning plate so as to have a flow channel direction that is parallel to a flow channel direction of said liquid coolant supplying header;
a vertical flow channel that is separated from said liquid coolant supplying header by a predetermined distance in a width direction that is perpendicular to said flow channel directions, that passes through said partitioning plate vertically, that extends at least parallel to said flow channel direction of said liquid coolant supplying header, and that communicates between said upper portion space and said lower portion space; and
a liquid coolant distributing structural body that is disposed inside said liquid coolant supplying header, extending from a first side of said internal portion space to a second side of said internal portion space opposite to said first side in a direction that is parallel to said partitioning plate, that is configured into a shape such that a flow channel cross-sectional area of said liquid coolant supplying header becomes gradually smaller from said first side of said internal portion space toward said second side of said internal portion space, and that distributes a liquid coolant that flows through said liquid coolant supplying header toward said vertical flow channel,
wherein the liquid coolant supplying header and the liquid coolant discharging header are two separate channels through which the liquid coolant flows, and
wherein a width t of said vertical flow channel satisfies 0.75 mm?t?6.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,455,723

SERVER CASING

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A server casing, comprising:a casing box, comprising a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, a third lateral wall, and a fourth lateral wall sequentially connected and collectively forming an accommodating space; and
a partition structure, detachably disposed in the casing box to divide the accommodating space into a plurality of areas and comprising a main partition and two main fixing sheet sets, wherein the two main fixing sheet sets vertically extend from two opposite edges of the main partition in opposite directions, respectively, the two main fixing sheet sets are parallel to the first lateral wall and the third lateral wall and are detachably fixed to the first lateral wall and the third lateral wall of the casing box,
wherein a plurality of hooks are respectively provided on surfaces of the first lateral wall and the third lateral wall of the casing box facing toward each other, the hooks of the first lateral surface and the hooks of the third lateral surface extend in opposite directions and are respectively hooked to the two main fixing sheet sets.

US Pat. No. 10,455,722

EXTERNALLY-MOUNTED POWER SUPPLY CONTAINMENT UNIT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a rack comprising computing devices and a direct current (DC) power distribution bus bar configured to transmit DC electrical power to the computing devices of the rack; and
a mounting structure to mount a power supply containment unit external to the rack, wherein at least a portion of the mounting structure is external to the rack and at least a portion of the mounting structure is coupled to the rack;
a power supply containment unit mounted to the mounting structure that is at least partially external to the rack, wherein the power supply containment unit comprises:
a chassis;
a power inlet configured to receive electrical power from a power source;
power supplies mounted in the chassis and configured to convert the electrical power from the power source into DC electrical power for distribution to the computing devices of the rack; and
a connection socket configured to couple with the DC power distribution bus bar such that the DC electrical power from the power supplies external to the rack is distributed to the computing devices of the rack.

US Pat. No. 10,455,711

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A SUPPORT LEG

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel comprising a plurality of pixels configured to display an image, and further comprising a light blocking member on the pixels to define a display area and a non-display area, the light blocking member having a curvature part; and
a supporting leg connected to a first surface of the display panel to support the display panel,
wherein the plurality of pixels comprise:
a first pixel that does not overlap with the curvature part from a plan view; and
a second pixel partial overlapping with the curvature part,
wherein the first and second pixels are configured to display the image on a second surface of the display panel opposite to the first surface, and
wherein the supporting leg comprises:
a first supporting stick rotatably connected to the display panel and extending away from the display panel; and
a second supporting stick extending from the first supporting stick away from display panel, the second supporting stick being rotatably connected to the first supporting stick.

US Pat. No. 10,455,698

LOAD REDUCED MEMORY MODULE

Rambus, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A memory module comprising:a circuit board comprising a plurality of device sites, wherein each device site, of the plurality of device sites, is a location on the circuit board at which at least one respective memory device is disposed, wherein a first subset of the plurality of device sites is mapped to a first rank controlled by a first chip select (CS) signal and a second subset of the plurality of device sites is mapped to a second rank controlled by a second CS signal;
a data buffer component disposed on the circuit board, the plurality of device sites being coupled to the data buffer component; and
a command and address (CA) buffer component disposed on the circuit board, wherein the CA buffer component comprises:
a first pin to receive the first CS signal from a memory controller component, the first CS signal to specify selection of at least one memory device disposed in the first subset of the plurality of device sites; and
a second pin to receive the second CS signal from a second memory module via a private bus, the second CS signal to specify selection of at least one memory device disposed in the second subset of the plurality of device sites.

US Pat. No. 10,455,682

OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF MATERIAL PROCESSING USING A THERMAL PROCESSING TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A consumable component of a thermal processing torch that includes a receiver disposed inside of the thermal processing torch, the consumable component comprising:a consumable component body; and
a signal device, comprising a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, located on or within the consumable component body for transmitting a signal associated with the consumable component, the signal being independent of a detectable physical characteristic of the consumable component,
the signal device being configured to store information to be conveyed by the signal identifying two or more of the consumable's name, trademark, manufacturer, serial number, usage history, at least one operating parameter, and type, and
the signal device being located inside of the thermal processing torch when the consumable component is installed in the thermal processing torch and the signal device being configured to allow the signal to be readable by the receiver inside the thermal processing torch.

US Pat. No. 10,455,681

TARGET TRAJECTORY METROLOGY IN AN EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An apparatus comprising:a chamber that defines a target space, a first region, and a second region closer to the target space than the first region;
a target delivery system configured to release a target along a trajectory toward the target space, the trajectory overlapping both the first region and the second region, the target comprising a material that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when converted to plasma and the target having a first value of a moving property in the first region and a second value of the moving property in the second region, the second value of the moving property being different from the first value of the moving property;
a diagnostic system configured to produce a diagnostic probe that interacts with the target in the second region after a prior and adjacent target has interacted with a prior radiation pulse in the target space, and to output data relating to the interaction; and
a control system that is configured to:
receive the data output from the diagnostic system;
analyze the outputted data; and
determine the second value of the moving property of the target based on an analysis of the data.

US Pat. No. 10,455,671

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECREASING ENERGY USAGE OF A TRANSPARENT DISPLAY CASE

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An apparatus for controlling the illumination of a display case for a plurality of products comprising:a housing defining a compartment configured to hold the plurality of products;
an access panel comprising a transparent display configured to display images, wherein the access panel is configured to move between an opened position and a closed position;
an illumination device configured to illuminate the transparent display;
a sensor positioned to determine whether the access panel is in the opened position or the closed position; and
a processor electrically connected to the illumination device and the sensor, wherein said processor is configured to measure the amount of time that has passed since the access panel was placed in the closed position and drive the illumination device at a reduced power level based upon the amount of time that has elapsed;
wherein the images displayed on the transparent display and any products located in the housing are capable of being simultaneously viewed when the access panel is in the closed position;
wherein the reduced power level is a non-zero power level such that transparency of the transparent display is decreased but not rendered opaque.

US Pat. No. 10,455,665

ZERO POWER LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A method for controlling lights with a lighting control system, the method comprising the steps:providing a sensor unit for detecting motion and sending control signals to a load controller, wherein the load controller opens a load circuit when there is no motion detected by the sensor unit after a first time delay and the sensor unit is deenergized to draw zero current after a second time delay, such that the sensor unit is disabled and unable to detect motion;
providing a separate switch device operable to signal the load controller to close the load circuit; and
providing a control circuit for powering the sensor unit ON when the separate switch device is activated to close the load circuit, such that the sensor unit is reenergized and capable of detecting motion.

US Pat. No. 10,455,662

LIGHTING SYSTEM INCLUDING A PROTECTION CIRCUIT, AND CORRESPONDING METHOD FOR PROTECTING LIGHT SOURCES FROM ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGES

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising:a first terminal and a second terminal;
a string of light sources connected in series between said first terminal and said second terminal; and
a protection circuit configured for protecting said light sources from an electrostatic discharge applied to at least one electrical contact of said string of light sources,
wherein said protection circuit comprises:
one set of antiparallel diodes connected to said second terminal; and
a respective capacitor connected between said at least one electrical contact and one set of antiparallel diodes, in such a way that an electrostatic event applied to an electrical contact is discharged through the respective capacitor and the set of antiparallel diodes towards said second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,455,653

LED DRIVING CIRCUITS

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. An LED driving circuit for illuminating a first LED unit, comprising:a data latch circuit, latching a data signal according to a first latch signal to generate a first control signal;
a current source, generating a constant current; and
a PWM circuit, comprising:
a plurality of transmission transistors, wherein each of the transmission transistors passes a corresponding bit of the first control signal to generate a PWM signal according to a corresponding bit of an enable signal;
a pull-up transistor, pulling the PWM signal to a supply voltage when all the transmission transistors are turned OFF; and
a dimming transistor, coupling the current source to the first LED unit according to the PWM signal so that the constant current flows through the first LED unit;
wherein the plurality of transmission transistors, the pull-up transistor, and the dimming transistor are implemented by either P-type transistors or N-type transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,455,648

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HEATING STEEL SHEET

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A method for heating a steel sheet, the method comprising:heating a continuously traveling steel sheet;
generating wrinkle in a widthwise central portion of the steel sheet by pre-heating the steel sheet before heating the continuously traveling steel sheet; and
spreading the wrinkle up to a widthwise edge portion of the sheet by thereafter enlarging a heating zone.

US Pat. No. 10,455,606

SPATIAL FLOW DETERMINING METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a base station, a feedback mode indication to user equipment, wherein the feedback mode indication instructs the user equipment to feed back channel state report (CSR) information using a first group granularity of one or more group granularities, wherein each group granularity of the one or more group granularities comprises at least one spatial flow, a quantity of spatial flows comprised in each group granularity of the one or more group granularities is less than a quantity of spatial flows comprised in each code word used for transmission between the user equipment and the base station;
receiving, by the base station, the CSR information that is sent by the user equipment using the first group granularity, wherein the CSR information comprises a plurality of sets of CSR information, each set of the plurality of sets of CSR information has the first group granularity, and the CSR information that is sent using the first group granularity comprises channel quality information of each spatial flow comprised in the CSR information;
determining, by the base station for each set of the plurality of sets of CSR information, information about an average value of channel quality of spatial flows in the respective set, and information about a difference between the channel quality of each spatial flow in the respective set and the average value according to the channel quality information of each spatial flow in the respective set; and
determining, by the base station according to the CSR information, a first spatial flow for transmitting data to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,605

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING CONTENTION WINDOW SIZE CONSIDERING PRIORITY CLASS IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING UNLICENSED BAND, AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for adjusting a contention window size (CWS) by a base station in a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, the method comprising:determining a plurality of CWSs, wherein each of the plurality of CWSs corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of priority classes;
performing channel access to the unlicensed band based on a specific CWS among the plurality of CWSs;
performing a downlink transmission related to the channel access to the unlicensed band based on the specific CWS, based on a determination that the unlicensed band is in an idle state as a result of the channel access to the unlicensed band; and
adjusting all of the plurality of CWSs, based on the occurrence of a triggering event for adjusting the specific CWS,
wherein the triggering event is related to acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement information for the downlink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,455,582

SIGNALING OF FREQUENCY DOMAIN RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

11. A method for receiving, by a user equipment (UE) from a network node in a wireless communication network, an assignment of frequency-domain resources of a communication channel shared with one or more further UEs, the method comprising:receiving, from the network node, a first indication of an active bandwidth part (BWP) usable for communicating via the shared communication channel, wherein the active BWP comprises NBWP,1size frequency-domain resource blocks (RBs);
receiving, via a downlink control channel, a second indication of one or more assigned RBs within the active BWP, wherein:
the second indication is encoded with a plurality of bits,
the plurality of bits is related to a total number of RBs, NBWP,2size, within a BWP other than the active BWP, and
the plurality of bits is insufficient to encode all assignable combinations of RBs within the active BWP; and
decoding the second indication to obtain the one or more assigned RBs within the active BWP.

US Pat. No. 10,454,526

STRUCTURES FOR CROSS-TALK REDUCTION

Keyssa Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. An apparatus comprising:a communications module comprising two or more integrated circuit packages each integrated circuit package including at least one transmitter, receiver, or transceiver; and
a device housing portion for an electronic device, wherein the housing portion comprises a planar portion substantially parallel to a communications module of the device, the planar portion of the housing comprising:
a first region formed from a first material and configured to be in a transmission path of a first electromagnetic signal, associated with a first integrated circuit package, when transmitted to or from the device;
a second region formed from the first material and configured to be in the transmission path of a second electromagnetic signal, associated with a second integrated circuit package, when transmitted to or from the device; and
a third region defined in the housing between the first region and the second region, the third region comprising an arrangement of structures formed from the first material and a second material, wherein the arrangement of structures includes a plurality of units formed from the second material interleaved with a plurality of units formed from the first material, and wherein the arrangement of structures positioned between the first region and the second region reduce propagation of electromagnetic radiation propagating from the first integrated circuit package to the second integrated circuit package through the housing, wherein the arrangement of structures is oriented such that a direction of the interleaving of the structures is perpendicular to the transmission path of the first and second electromagnetic signals.

US Pat. No. 10,455,732

LIQUID-COOLED HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS

KUAN DING INDUSTRIAL CO.,...

1. A liquid-cooled heat dissipation apparatus, comprising:a water cooling module (1), comprising:
a base (12) having one side formed of a pump receiving slot (121) and another side connected to a heat exchange unit (11) and a heat exchange chamber (T) formed with the heat exchange unit (11); the base (12) having a drainage channel (G2) connected to the heat exchange chamber (T) and a first channel (G10) connected to an internal of the pump receiving slot (121) and the heat exchange chamber (T);
a water pump set (2) arranged inside the pump receiving slot (121); the water pump set (2) comprising a rotor assembly (21) and a blade assembly (23) connected to the rotor assembly (21) for power transmission; the blade assembly (23) attached onto the rotor assembly (21) and forming a second channel (G20) together with the blade assembly (23) in order to connect to an internal of the pump receiving slot (121);
a reservoir tank (3) detachably stacked onto a top side of the water cooling module (1) with the pump receiving slot (121) formed thereon; the reservoir tank (3) having a water containing chamber (R) and a water supply channel (G3) connected to the water containing chamber (R); the water supply channel (G3) connected to the second channel (G20),
wherein the water cooling module (1) is disposed outside of the reservoir tank (3); and
wherein the reservoir tank (3) comprises a housing (31), a bottom shield (33), and a top shield (32); the bottom shield is disposed on a bottom side of the reservoir tank (3) and covers a top surface of the water pump set (2), so that the water pump set (2) is sandwiched between the reservoir tank (3) and the water cooling module (1).

US Pat. No. 10,455,718

SELF-ACTUATING LATCH FOR A RACK MOUNTED DRIVE CHASSIS

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A locking assembly for removably locking a chassis within a rack enclosure, the rack enclosure including a first inclined surface, the locking assembly comprising:a latch assembly comprising:
a handle configured to be pivotally mounted with respect to the chassis, wherein the handle is rotationally mounted within the latch assembly for rotation between an open position and a home position; and
a latch comprising a second inclined surface and configured to:
allow full insertion of the chassis into the rack enclosure when the handle is in the open position, and
lock the chassis in the rack enclosure when the chassis is fully inserted into the rack enclosure and the handle is in the home position;
wherein the second inclined surface is configured to contact the first inclined surface upon partial insertion of the chassis into the rack enclosure; and
wherein said contact between the first and second inclined surfaces rotates the handle from the home position to the open position to allow full insertion of the chassis into the rack enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,455,704

METHOD FOR COPPER FILLING OF A HOLE IN A COMPONENT CARRIER

1. A method of filling a hole formed in a component carrier with copper, the method comprising:forming a layer of an electrically conductive material covering at least part of a surface of a wall, wherein the wall delimits the hole; and
subsequently, covering at least partially the layer and filling at least partially an unfilled volume of the hole with copper using a plating process including a bath,
wherein the bath comprises a concentration of a copper ion in a range between 50 g/L and 75 g/L, and
wherein at least partially covering the layer and at least partially filling the hole are done by flash-plating.

US Pat. No. 10,455,657

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a first comparator configured to receive a first threshold signal and an input signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the first threshold signal and the input signal; and
a driving component configured to receive the comparison signal, generate an output signal based on at least information associated with the comparison signal, and send the output signal to a switch;
wherein:
the first comparator is further configured to generate the comparison signal at a first logic level if the input signal is larger than the first threshold signal in magnitude and generate the comparison signal at a second logic level if the input signal is smaller than the first threshold signal in magnitude; and
the driving component is further configured to generate the output signal and cause the switch to remain closed for a period of time until at least the comparison signal changes from the second logic level to the first logic level.

US Pat. No. 10,455,637

NEXT GENERATION TO VOLTE FALLBACK FOR VOICE CALLS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, from a user equipment at a first node in a Next Generation Mobile Network, an attach request that additionally includes a Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) attach request;
performing a procedure, including signaling, by the first node in response to receiving the VoLTE attach request, to enable the user equipment to connect to the Next Generation Mobile Network; and
signaling, by the first node in response to receiving the VoLTE attach request, a second node in a VoLTE Network, to attach the user equipment in the VoLTE network.

US Pat. No. 10,455,630

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THAT COMMUNICATES WITH ANOTHER COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a display device configured to display information;
a wireless LAN interface capable of being used in a wireless LAN communication; and
at least one controller configured to function as:
a unit configured to cause the display device to display a first screen thereon through which one communication mode can be selected from among a plurality of communication modes including a first communication mode and a second communication mode, the first communication mode being a communication mode in which the communication apparatus directly communicates with an external apparatus using the wireless LAN interface via no another apparatus, the second communication mode being a communication mode in which the communication apparatus communicates with the external apparatus using the wireless LAN interface via at least another apparatus providing an access point;
a unit configured to cause the display device to display a second screen thereon through which setting of a maximum data size indicating a unit which can be transmitted at once via the wireless LAN interface can be accepted; and
a unit configured to cause the communication apparatus to communicate with external apparatus in accordance with the maximum data size set through the second screen in a case where the second communication mode is selected and cause the communication apparatus to communicate with external apparatus in accordance with a maximum data size other than the maximum data size set through the second screen in a case where the first communication mode is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,455,627

DATA TRANSMISSION LINK ESTABLISHMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission link establishment apparatus, comprising:a processor, configured to:
select a target node;
determine a backhaul node for establishing a data transmission link with the target node;
determine a data transmission direction between the target node and the backhaul node;
select a channel for data transmission between the target node and the backhaul node;
determine protocol stack roles, in the data transmission link, of the target node and the backhaul node according to the data transmission direction and the channel, wherein the determined protocol stack role of the target node is one of an eNodeB (eNB) or a user equipment (UE) and the determined protocol stack role of the backhaul node is the other of the eNB or the UE; and
perform configuration on the target node and the backhaul node according to the protocol stack roles, for establishing the data transmission link between the target node and the backhaul node.

US Pat. No. 10,455,617

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND BASE STATION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A first terminal apparatus that communicates with a second terminal apparatus, the first terminal apparatus comprising:a processor configured to assess whether a radio resource is idle or busy, using a carrier sense based on a first threshold value and a second threshold value; and
a transmission unit configured to transmit a frame,
wherein the transmission unit transmits the frame which includes MAC (Media Access Control) data including information associated with QoS (Quality of Service) and a PHY (Physical) header including first information associated with the carrier sense,
the first information associated with the carrier sense allows the second terminal apparatus to use the second threshold value, and
the PHY header includes second information indicating difference between the first threshold value and the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,455,616

INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR FULL-DUPLEX WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to initiate a downlink (DL) transmission procedure for sending a DL data transmission, and during the DL transmission procedure, send an interference-contingent uplink (UL) transmission invitation identifying a destination of the DL data transmission and begin receiving a UL data transmission in response to the interference-contingent UL transmission invitation, the interference-contingent UL transmission invitation comprising a collateral interference margin for the DL data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,455,612

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING FURTHER L1 ENHANCEMENTS IN LTE HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A network element in a first cell in a wireless telecommunication network, the network element comprising:at least one storage device; and
a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the at least one storage device such that when executed, the network element:
provides uplink and downlink grants in the first cell, wherein the first cell is a low-power cell within the coverage area of a second cell that is a high-power cell, and wherein the first cell acts as a secondary cell and the second cell acts as a primary cell in a carrier aggregation (CA) mode;
schedules the uplink and downlink grants based on information received from the second cell via an X2 interface between the first and second cells, wherein at least one uplink control signal is received by one of only the first cell or both the first cell and the second cell; and
assigns a first cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) to a user equipment (UE), wherein the first C-RNTI is different from a second C-RNTI that the second cell assigns to the UE, and wherein the network element indicates to the UE to use a higher modulation order in the first cell than in the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,455,601

CO-SCHEDULING OF WIRELESS DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for co-scheduling wireless devices in a communications network, the method being performed by a network node, the method comprising:obtaining a first precoding matrix indicator (PMI) transmitted by a first wireless device, wherein the first PMI corresponds to a first angle-of-arrival;
obtaining a second PMI transmitted by a second wireless device, wherein the second PMI corresponds to a second angle-of-arrival;
estimating a first angular spread associated with the first wireless device;
estimating a second angular spread associated with the second wireless device;
determining, based on the first angle-of-arrival and the estimated first angular spread, a first forbidden angular interval associated with the first wireless device;
determining, based on the second angle-of-arrival and the estimated second angular spread, a second forbidden angular interval associated with the second wireless device, wherein the second forbidden angular interval is different than the first forbidden angular interval;
storing first angular interval information specifying the determined first forbidden angular interval;
storing second angular interval information specifying the determined second forbidden angular interval, wherein the second angular interval information is different than the first angular interval information;
using the second forbidden angular interval information, determining whether the first angle-of-arrival is within the second forbidden angular interval;
using the first forbidden angular interval information, determining whether the second angle-of-arrival is within the first forbidden angular interval; and
accepting a hypothesis of co-scheduling the first wireless device and the second wireless device after determining that i) the first angle-of-arrival is not within the second forbidden angular interval and ii) the second angle-of-arrival is not within the first forbidden angular interval.

US Pat. No. 10,455,588

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR RESOURCE SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A communication device comprising at least one processor configured to:receive a first information from a cell, the first information comprising boundaries of a plurality of zones of the cell, wherein each of the plurality of zones is allocated a respective set of resources;
select a first zone of the plurality of zones based on a position calculated from a second information;
select a second zone of the plurality of zones based on a deviation value of the first information, wherein the deviation value is indicative of a range to a boundary between at least the first zone and the second zone;
compare a contention in resources of the first zone to a contention in resources of the second zone; and
transmit a message based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,455,584

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A NODE IN TRANSMISSIONS BETWEEN NEIGHBOURING NODES OF A NETWORK

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A network node for a wireless network, the network node comprisinga processor;
a memory; and
an antenna, wherein the network node is configured to
generate a pseudo-random number, wherein the pseudo-random number generator is a sequence number generated by a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) applying a PRNG algorithm,
assign said pseudo-random number as an address to identify said network node with local uniqueness to other nodes in said wireless network, wherein each node has an identical PRNG algorithm and seeds the identical PRNG algorithm with a different initial state; and
update the address prior to each transmission by the network node by replacing a current sequence number by a next sequence number generated by the pseudo-random number generator.

US Pat. No. 10,455,724

HARD DISK FIXING MECHANISM

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A hard disk fixing mechanism implemented in a chassis, the hard disk fixing mechanism comprising:a fixing frame;
at least one mounting frame; and
at least one fixing mechanism; wherein:
the fixing frame comprises a base plate and a first fixing plate arranged on the base plate;
the first fixing plate defines at least one through slot;
the base plate supports the mounting frame;
the mounting frame mounts a hard disk;
the mounting frame comprises a projecting portion;
the projecting portion defines a through hole;
the projecting portion extends from the through slot to an opposite side of the first fixing plate;
the fixing mechanism comprises a sliding block;
the sliding block is movably arranged on the first fixing plate and locks the mounting frame when the sliding block extends into the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,455,715

ADJUSTABLE CARRIER

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A carrier comprising:a first side rail and a second side rail spaced apart from the first side rail, each of the first and second side rails extending between a forward end region and an interface end region;
a movable rail extending between the forward end region and the interface end region, the movable rail linearly translatable between the first and second side rails to receive one of a plurality of varying-width devices between the movable rail and the second side rail;
a forward portion extending between a first end region and a second end region, wherein the first end region of the forward portion is connected to the forward end region of the first side rail and the second end region of the forward portion is connected to the forward end region of the second side rail; and
an interface portion extending between a first end region and a second end region, wherein the first end region of the interface portion is connected to the interface end region of the first side rail and the second end region of the interface portion is connected to the interface end region of the second side rail,
wherein the movable rail maintains contact with at least one of the forward portion and the interface portion when moving between the first and second side rails.

US Pat. No. 10,455,714

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a first cover at a rear of the display panel;
a second cover at a rear of the first cover;
a plurality of first holders disposed on the first cover apart from each other by a prescribed distance; and
a plurality of second holders disposed on the second cover corresponding to the plurality of first holders,
wherein the plurality of first holders on the first cover are coupled to the plurality of second holders on the second cover,
wherein the plurality of first holders includes a connecting portion having an elongated opening,
wherein the plurality of second holders includes a body elongated in a lengthwise direction of the opening and the body has a circular section such that the body is inserted into the elongated opening,
wherein a width of the circular section of the body is greater than a width of the opening,
wherein the first cover includes an oval hole near the first holder, and
wherein the first holder includes a neck that extends from the connecting portion and is inserted into the oval hole, and a head formed on the neck and positioned to an outside of the oval hole.

US Pat. No. 10,455,713

ELECTRICAL-MACHINE HOUSING AND POWER CONVERTER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. An electrical-machine housing comprising:a main housing;
a defining portion comprising a plurality of protrusions spaced apart in a width direction and defining a plurality of regions in an opening of the main housing; and
a holder holding leading ends of the plurality of protrusions, the holder including a partition having a side surface that overlaps one of the plurality of protrusions in the width direction disposed so as to resist a bending force applied to the one of the plurality of protrusions,
wherein, in an assembled state, the side surface of the partition being disposed between and aligned with a leading end of the one of the plurality of protrusions and a leading end of a second one of the plurality of protrusions in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,455,705

APPARATUS, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAKING PRODUCTS INCORPORATING AN RFID

Mecstar S.r.l., Pomezia ...

1. A device configured for making a wire aerial of an element of radio frequency identification (RFID), which device comprises:a main body, extending along a longitudinal direction and adapted to be constrained to a support, which main body has a longitudinal seat adapted to house a wire for making the aerial;
a putting-wire head arranged at one end of said main body and constrained to said main body,
said putting-wire head comprising:
a guide element, which guide element is adapted to engage the wire and to deposit it onto a substrate, and which guide wire has a translational degree of freedom along said longitudinal direction with respect to said main body; and
a wire-restraining element, adapted to selectively abut on said guide element,the overall arrangement being such that said putting-wire head is adapted to assume a first rest configuration, wherein said restraining element is abutted onto said guide element and the wire is retained between said restraining element and said guide element, and a second operative configuration, wherein said restraining element is spaced apart from said guide element in such a way that the wire slides within said longitudinal seat and is deposed onto the substrate by means of said guide element.

US Pat. No. 10,455,691

GRID ARRAY PATTERN FOR CROSSTALK REDUCTION

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A socket, comprising:a set of pads associated with facilitating a connection through a package and to a component,
wherein the set of pads include a set of via pads and a set of grid array (GA) pads;
a first set of vias that are electrically connected to the set of via pads and that are connected to a set of layers that are perpendicular to the first set of vias,
wherein the first set of vias are to be used to support differential signal pairs,
wherein the differential signal pairs include a first differential signal pair that includes:
a first differential signal that causes crosstalk onto a particular differential signal, of a second differential signal pair, while propagating through the package, and
a second differential signal;
a first set of interconnects that electrically connect the first set of vias to the set of GA pads,
wherein the first set of interconnects include a first interconnect and a second interconnect that route the first differential signal, and the second differential signal, respectively, to offset the crosstalk that the first differential signal causes onto the particular differential signal while propagating through the package; and
a second set of interconnects that electrically connect the first set of vias to a second set of vias that are to be used to facilitate routing the differential signal pairs to the component, without the differential signal pairs propagating through a printed circuit board (PCB),
wherein the first differential signal and the second differential signal are routed to the component through interconnects, of the second set of interconnects, and through vias, of the second set of vias.

US Pat. No. 10,455,689

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including conductive layers separated by dielectric layers;
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through one or more of the plurality of layers; and
shadow vias associated with each of the signal vias, the shadow vias extending through one or more of the plurality of layers, wherein the shadow vias have a first diameter above a predetermined depth in the plurality of layers and a second diameter, different from the first diameter, below the predetermined depth in the plurality of layers.

US Pat. No. 10,455,675

ARTICLES FOR ELIMINATING STATIC ELECTRICITY AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE

3M Innovative Properties ...

25. A static reduction cloth comprising:a resilient static reduction engagement cloth in sheet form having an inner surface and an outer surface,
the resilient static reduction engagement cloth comprising electrically conductive fibers disposed throughout the resilient static reduction engagement cloth such that a portion of the electrically conductive fibers are proximate the outer surface and a portion of the electrically conductive fibers form electrically conductive looped piles extending outwardly from the outer surface, the electrically conductive looped piles being arranged in an electrically conductive pattern across the outer surface, the electrically conductive pattern comprising a grid pattern, a diamond pattern, or a checkerboard pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,455,670

VIDEO CAMERA WITH PRIVACY

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A network video capture device, comprising:a housing in an environment;
a lens coupled to the housing; and
a blocking mechanism coupled to the housing, wherein the blocking mechanism includes an orifice configured to allow the lens to capture light from the environment when the housing is in a first position relative to the blocking mechanism such that the orifice overlaps with the lens, wherein the blocking mechanism is configured to block the lens from capturing substantially any light from the environment when the housing is in a second position relative to the blocking mechanism such that the orifice does not overlap with the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,455,664

ANALYTE-INFORMATION ACQUISITION APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information acquisition apparatus comprising:a light emitting unit including an emitting portion from which light is emitted;
a probe configured to receive a photoacoustic wave generated in an object in response to an irradiation of the light onto the object and to output an electrical signal;
a detecting unit configured to detect a direction in which the light is to be emitted from the emitting portion; and
a control unit configured to control emission of the light on a basis of at least the detected direction of the light to be emitted from the emitting portion,
wherein the control unit controls the light emitting unit in such a manner that the emitting portion does not emit light in a case where it is determined that the detected direction is not within a predetermined value, on the basis of the detection result of the detecting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,455,643

THICK FILM ELEMENT HAVING COVERING LAYER WITH HIGH HEAT CONDUCTIVITY

1. A thick film element having a covering layer with high heat conductivity, comprising: a carrier; a thick film coating deposited on the carrier; and a covering layer overlaid on the coating, wherein the thick film coating is a heating material, and a mode of heating is electrical heating, wherein the carrier, the thick film coating and the covering layer are selected from a material that fulfills every of following equations:
wherein 200?a?104, 0 T2 T2 T0?30° C.;
wherein a value of
represents a heat transfer rate of the covering layer;a value of
represents a heat generating rate of the thick film coating;a value of
represents a heat transfer rate of the carrier;?1 represents a heat conductivity coefficient of the covering layer at a temperature of T1;
?2 represents a heat conductivity coefficient of the thick film coating at a temperature of T2;
?3 represents a heat conductivity coefficient of the carrier at a temperature of T3;
A represents a contact area of the thick film coating with the covering layer or the carrier;
d1 represents a thickness of the covering layer;
d2 represents a thickness of the thick film coating;
d3 represents a thickness of the carrier;
T0 represents an initial temperature of the thick film heating element;
T1represents a surface temperature of the covering layer;
T2 represents a heating temperature of the thick film coating;
T3 represents a surface temperature of the carrier;
d2?50 ?m; 10 ?m?d1?10 mm, d3?10 ?m;
TMinimum melting point of the carrier>25° C.; and ?1??3.

US Pat. No. 10,455,634

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface configured to communicate over a first distance;
a second wireless interface configured to communicate over a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance;
a display;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
receive, via the second wireless interface, a connection request from a first external device;
wait, after receiving the connection request from the first external device, for user confirmation of second wireless interface connection between the first external device and communication device;
establish, via the first wireless interface, while waiting, a connection with a second external device; and
based on no user confirmation having been received, despite receiving the connection request from the first external device, and based on the connection with the second external device having been established:
terminate the waiting for user confirmation of the second wireless interface connection between the first external device and the communication device; and
establish, via the second wireless interface, a connection with the second external device.

US Pat. No. 10,455,632

DYNAMIC IDENTIFICATION OF NETWORK CONNECTION PREFERENCES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:with a sink node adapted to receive data via a wireless peer-to-peer communication path:
via the peer-to-peer wireless communication path, sending a discovery message to a source node comprising a preference indication including an indication of a first one of two communication paths to use for establishing a connection;
receiving a request to establish a connection between the sink node and the source node, the request being based on the indicated preference; and
based on the received request, establishing a connection between the sink node and the source node.

US Pat. No. 10,455,619

COLLISION MITIGATION OF REFERENCE SIGNALS AND A DIRECT CURRENT SUBCARRIER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining an upcoming occurrence of a collision between a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) and a direct current (DC) subcarrier, the occurrence of the collision being that both the DMRS and the DC subcarrier occupy at least a same resource element of a resource block in a scheduled uplink transmission; and
adjusting a DMRS pattern within at least the resource block based on determining the upcoming occurrence of the collision.

US Pat. No. 10,455,614

TECHNIQUES FOR CONFIGURING PREAMBLE AND OVERHEAD SIGNALS FOR TRANSMISSIONS IN AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:winning contention during a first symbol period to access a radio frequency spectrum band; and
after the winning contention to access the radio frequency spectrum band, transmitting, during the first symbol period, a first signal to align a starting point of a second signal in a second symbol period with a reference boundary at an ending point of the first symbol period, the second symbol period beginning subsequent to the first symbol period and following the reference boundary, the reference boundary associated with the radio frequency spectrum band, wherein the first signal comprises a variable length sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,455,611

METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transceiving uplink (UL) data in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving a first UL grant from a base station;
based on the first UL grant, simultaneously transmitting, to the base station, first UL data and a first message for requesting a resource allocation for transmission of emergency data that requires low latency;
receiving, from the base station, a Hybrid Automatic Repeat and reQuest (HARQ) response to the first UL data and a second UL grant;
transmitting second UL data to the base station; and
transceiving, with the base station, indication information indicating whether the second UL data is HARQ data or Non-HARQ data,
wherein the HARQ data is data which needs transmission/reception of an Acknowledgement (ACK) or a Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) for data received,
wherein the Non-HARQ data is data which does not need transmission/reception of the ACK or the NACK for data received,
wherein the indication information indicates the second UL data is the Non-HARQ data, when the second UL data is the emergency data,
wherein the second UL data is processed by a Non-HARQ soft buffer of the base station or by a HARQ soft buffer of the base station,
wherein the Non-HARQ soft buffer of the base station is only used to process the emergency data, and
wherein the HARQ soft buffer of the base station is only used to process general data.

US Pat. No. 10,455,603

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION TIMING BASED ON TIMING ADVANCE VALUES IN SHORTENED TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a timing advance (TA) value associated with a wireless transmission;
identifying a TA threshold value based at least in part on a transmission time interval (TTI) of the wireless transmission, wherein the TA threshold value is associated with a processing time related to feedback information associated with the wireless transmission;
setting one or more parameters associated with the wireless transmission based at least in part on the TA value and the TA threshold value; and
transmitting, by a wireless transceiver, one or more signals in accordance with the one or more parameters associated with the wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,455,589

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a random access preamble selected from a plurality of random access preambles to a base station;
receiving at least one message comprising a plurality of multiplexed random access responses corresponding to the selected random access preamble and information on the plurality of multiplexed random access responses; and
identifying the plurality of multiplexed random access responses based on the information on the plurality of multiplexed random access responses,
wherein the at least one message including uplink data allocation information corresponding to the random access preamble is generated based on a correlation value that is determined for the random access preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,455,583

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for allocating resources in a wireless network operating in a multi-user (MU-MIMO) mode, the method comprising:determining that a resource capacity of a data channel is exceeded, wherein a portion of the data channel is allocated for control information;
adjusting a size of the portion of the data channel allocated for control information; and
adjusting a number of wireless devices eligible for the MU-MIMO mode,
wherein adjusting the number of wireless devices eligible for the MU-MIMO mode further comprises increasing the number of wireless devices eligible for the MU-MIMO mode to increase the resource capacity of the data channel, and reducing the number of wireless devices eligible for the MU-MIMO mode to increase the resource capacity of the control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,452,704

MEDIA CONTENT SEARCH BASED ON A RELATIONSHIP TYPE AND A RELATIONSHIP STRENGTH

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:storing, with a processor of a computer, a plurality of media files, wherein metadata for relationship types between pairs of objects and a relationship strength for each of the relationship types is stored for each media file of the plurality of media files;
while a media file of the plurality of media files is playing, pausing, with the processor of a computer, the media file to display a video frame of the media file;
receiving, with the processor of the computer, selection of two objects of a plurality of objects in the video frame;
displaying, with the processor of the computer, a relationship type selector in the video frame;
receiving, with the processor of the computer, search criteria for a relationship type between the two objects from the relationship type selector in the video frame;
displaying, with the processor of the computer, a relationship strength selector in the video frame;
receiving, with the processor of the computer, a relationship strength between the two objects from the relationship strength selector in the video frame;
identifying, with the processor of the computer, one or more media files of the plurality of media files in which the two objects have the relationship type and the relationship strength; and
displaying, with the processor of the computer, the identified one or more media files of the plurality of media files.

US Pat. No. 10,451,758

MULTI-FUNCTION BROADBAND PHASED-ARRAY SOFTWARE DEFINED SONAR SYSTEM AND METHOD

AIRMAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A system for performing multiple subsea acoustic applications comprising: a broadband transducer comprising a plurality of transducer elements operated by a configurable software defined transceiver, said transceiver comprising at least one programmable device capable of being configured via software instructions to operate based on non-linear signal modulation and a plurality of channels corresponding to said transducer elements controlled by at least one transmit/receive switch to route said channels to respective ones of said transducer elements according to a selected one of said applications.

US Pat. No. 10,451,253

TROFFER-STYLE FIXTURE WITH LED STRIPS

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a light engine comprising a first portion having an inner surface and one or more integral sidewalls defining a cavity and a light engine bottom rim along at least part of an outer perimeter of said one or more integral sidewalls, said bottom rim comprising an inner bottom rim perimeter and an outer bottom rim perimeter;
a reflector external to said cavity and defining a reflector top rim comprising an inner top rim perimeter and an outer top rim perimeter, said reflector substantially below said light engine bottom rim;
a lens at least partially between said light engine bottom rim and said reflector top rim, wherein said lens is at least partially outside a perimeter of said light engine first portion and said inner top rim perimeter, and wherein said lens is entirely inside said bottom rim outer perimeter and said top rim outer perimeter;
wherein a planar backside surface of the light engine is exposed and is a primary thermal dissipation surface of said light fixture such that a majority of heat generated by the light engine can pass from the exposed backside surface out of the lighting fixture; and
a junction box on a side surface of said lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,450,294

MODULATORS OF RESISTANT ANDROGEN RECEPTOR

Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

1. A compound of formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X is N; and
Z is —CH2— or Ring B; and
Ring B is a 5 or 7-14 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic monocyclic or bicyclic ring substituted with n instances of Rb, wherein said ring is spiro-fused at point Z;
n is 0 to 4;
each Rb is independently substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 aliphatic.

US Pat. No. 10,455,727

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR COOLING NETWORK DEVICES VIA UNUSED POWER SUPPLY SLOTS

Juniper Networks, Inc, S...

1. An apparatus comprising:an active power supply blank that:
fits within a power supply slot of a network device that forwards network traffic; and
generates airflow that cools the network device; and
a power interface that electrically couples the active power supply blank to the network device, wherein the power interface enables the active power supply blank to:
draw electrical power from the network device; and generate the airflow that cools the network device using the electrical power drawn from the network device;
a communication interface that communicatively couples the active power supply blank to the network device; and
wherein the active power supply blank:
receives, via the communication interface, information that identifies at least one power-loading metric for at least one power supply installed in at least one additional power supply slot of the network device, the power-loading metric comprising at least one of:
rotations per minute of at least one cooling fan installed with the power supply in the additional power supply slot; and
an amount of electrical power drawn by the network device from the power supply installed in the additional power supply slot; and
modifies, based at least in part on the power-loading metric identified in the information, the airflow to coincide with additional airflow generated by the power supply installed in the additional power supply slot.

US Pat. No. 10,455,725

SECURING DEVICE FOR SLIDE RAIL OF SERVO CABINET

Kunshan Lemtech Slide Tec...

1. A securing device for slide rails of a servo cabinet, comprising:a slide rail assembly having a first rail, a second rail and a third rail, the first rail including a groove defined axially to an inside thereof, a slot defined axial through the first rail, the second rail being connected to the third rail and slidably engaged with the groove of the first rail, the third rail including a support plate extending from one side thereof;
an end unit connected to a distal end of the first rail and including a connection plate, two protrusions and two first springs, the connection plate including a slit defined therein which is located corresponding to the distal end of the first rail, the two protrusions extend through the connection plate, the slit located between the two protrusions, the two first springs respectively mounted to the two protrusions and biased between the connection plate and the distal end of the first rail, each protrusion including a first section and a second section which is integrally and axially formed with the first section;
a hook unit connected to the inside of the first rail and including a second spring, a hook and a pin, the pin extending through the hook and connected to a bore defined through the first rail to pivotably connect the hook to the inside of the first rail, the second spring biased between the connection plate and the hook so that the hook is pivotable about the pin, the hook including a hooking end and a tail end, the hooking end extending through the slit of the connection plate and hooking to a rack post, and
an operation unit movably located in the groove of the first rail and including a third spring and a block, the block movably located in the groove and the third spring biased between an end of the block and the connection plate, the block having a guide plate which is slidably engaged with the slot to guide the block to move linearly along the slot, the tail end of the hook detachably contacting a top of the block, and an end face of the second rail detachably contacting the block.

US Pat. No. 10,455,701

RESIN BOARD STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A resin board structure comprising:a first member including a first metal film and one thermoplastic resin layer or a stack which includes two or more thermoplastic resin layers; and
a second member including a second metal film; wherein
the first metal film and the second metal film are bonded together, at least a portion of the first metal film and at least a portion of the second metal film overlap each other, the first metal film and the second metal film being metallurgically bonded at an interface between the first metal film and the second metal film;
the first member includes a first junction resin covering portion including a portion of a thermoplastic resin layer and overlapping a portion at which the first metal film and the second metal film overlap each other;
the first junction resin covering portion includes an uneven surface including unevenness to reduce or prevent slippage due to ultrasonic vibration;
the second member includes a second junction resin covering portion defined by a portion of a thermoplastic resin layer and overlapping a portion at which the first metal film and the second metal film overlap each other; and
the second junction resin covering portion includes an uneven surface including unevenness to reduce or prevent slippage due to ultrasonic vibration.

US Pat. No. 10,455,699

MULTILAYER CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A multilayer ceramic substrate, comprising:a plurality of ceramic layers stacked together;
a via hole provided in each of the plurality of ceramic layers, the via holes of the plurality of ceramic layers being connected together in a layer stacking direction of the plurality of ceramic layers;
a via wire including an electrical conductor filled into each of the via holes;
a first conductor provided on an upper surface of at least one of the plurality of ceramic layers, the first conductor having an annular or partially annular shape surrounding the via wire; and
a second conductor including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being located outside the first conductor on the upper surface of the at least one ceramic layer, the second portion overlying and directly connected to the upper surface of the first conductor, and an inner rim of the second portion being located outside an inner rim of the first conductor,
wherein a thickness of the first conductor is greater than a thickness of the second conductor,
wherein the via wire further includes a pad formed on at least one of the electrical-conductor-filled via holes of the at least one of the plurality of ceramic layers, the pad being electrically and physically separated from the first conductor,
wherein the second conductor has an opening,
wherein the second conductor is a solid electrode and the first portion of the second conductor extends from the first conductor to the end of the solid electrode,
wherein bottoms of both the first portion of the second conductor and the first conductor are directly on the at least one of the plurality of ceramic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,455,695

STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND STRAIN SENSOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A stretchable circuit board comprising:a stretchable substrate;
a stretchable conducting film disposed on one surface of the stretchable substrate and elongated in a first direction;
an electric element placed on the one surface of the stretchable substrate, the electric element being electrically connected to the stretchable conducting film; and
a covering material disposed on the one surface of the stretchable substrate so as to cover a part of the stretchable conducting film and at least a part of the electric element,
wherein a first cross-sectional area of a first cross section of the stretchable conducting film in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction along an outer circumference of the covering material in a plan view is larger than a second cross-sectional area of a second cross section of the stretchable conducting film in the second direction at a location outwardly spaced apart from the outer circumference of the covering material.

US Pat. No. 10,455,685

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SOCKET, AND SPACER TO ALTER SOCKET PROFILE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a circuit board including a dielectric material;
a socket coupled to a first side of the circuit board and the socket is configured to receive a semiconductor package;
a backing plate positioned on a second side of the circuit board;
a spacer positioned between the backing plate and the circuit board; and
wherein the spacer alters a profile of the socket to provide a curved socket profile to the socket and displaces a portion of the socket in a first direction when the spacer is coupled between the backing plate and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,455,680

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PURIFYING TARGET MATERIAL FOR EUV LIGHT SOURCE

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A system, comprising:a furnace having a central region defined therein and at least one heater configured to heat the central region in a substantially uniform manner;
a vessel having an open end for loading a target material, such that when inserted in the central region of the furnace, the open end of the vessel is located outside of the furnace;
a crucible having an open end disposed within the vessel, the crucible being disposed within the vessel such that the open end of the crucible faces the open end of the vessel;
a closure device covering the open end of the vessel, the closure device configured to form a seal having vacuum and pressure capability;
a gas input tube having a first end located outside the vessel and a second end located inside the vessel, the second end of the gas input tube being positioned such that an input gas flowing into the vessel through the input tube is directed into the crucible;
a gas exhaust tube having a first end located outside the vessel and a second end in flow communication with an inside of the vessel;
a vacuum port having a first end located outside the vessel and a second end in flow communication with the inside of the vessel;
a gas supply network coupled in flow communication with the first end of the gas input tube;
a gas exhaust network coupled in flow communication with the first end of the gas exhaust tube; and
a vacuum network coupled in flow communication with the first end of the vacuum port.

US Pat. No. 10,455,678

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR X-RAY IMAGING

SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING H...

1. An imaging device, comprising:a cathode configured to generate an electron beam;
an anode including a rotating target, the rotating target having a focal track and configured to rotate around an axis along a direction, the anode configured to generate X-rays in response to the electron beam impinging on the focal track of the rotating target; and
a deflection device configured to:
deflect the electron beam onto a first region of the focal track at a first time; and
deflect the electron beam onto a second region of the focal track at a second time, wherein the first region of the focal track is separated from the second region of the focal track, and a distance between the first region of the focal track and the second region of the focal track along the direction is a half integer multiple of a dimension of a detector cell that is configured to detect the X-rays.

US Pat. No. 10,455,655

EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. An emergency lighting system, comprising:a battery backup module; and
an LED driver module, wherein the LED driver module includes line interface circuitry for connecting the LED driver module to a power supply, and a plurality of outputs, wherein a first output comprises an interface capable of controlling a plurality of LEDs and a second output is connected to a charging input of the battery backup module and is capable of providing a charging current, via a channel of the LED diver module, to charge the battery backup module when the power supply is uninterrupted;
wherein the battery backup module or the LED driver module receives at least one control input for receiving external control signals;
wherein the battery backup module and the LED driver module include a shared communication channel for communicating control signals;
wherein the battery backup module includes an output connected to an intermediate power input of the LED driver module for providing DC voltage during an interruption in the power supply;
wherein the provided DC voltage is sufficient to power at least a portion of the LED driver module and at least one of the plurality of LEDs;
wherein the battery backup module or the LED driver module receives a status input capable of receiving information about a status of the power supply, indicating if the power supply is interrupted; and
wherein the LED driver module controls the plurality of LEDs during the interruption in the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,455,651

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR ASSISTIVE COOKING

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A food handling apparatus for keeping in storage or cooking food and in communication with a terminal apparatus or a server apparatus, the terminal apparatus or the server apparatus being capable of acquiring food information related to the food, the food handling apparatus comprising:a detector that detects a predetermined change in the food handling apparatus; and
a transmitter that transmits identification information of the food handling apparatus to the terminal apparatus or the server apparatus when the predetermined change is detected,
wherein the food handling apparatus or the terminal apparatus includes at least one device capable of acquiring the food information related to the food,
wherein the terminal apparatus or the server apparatus includes a memory in which a table is stored,
wherein the identification information of the food handling apparatus and identification information of the at least one device are associated with each other and are stored in the table,
wherein identification information of the terminal apparatus or the server apparatus is acquired by reference to the table based on the identification information of the food handling apparatus transmitted from the transmitter,
wherein a device to be started in the terminal apparatus or the server apparatus among the at least one device is identified based on (i) the identification information of the food handling apparatus and (ii) the identification information of the terminal apparatus or the server apparatus, and
wherein the identified device is started based on wherein, the identification information of the food handling apparatus and acquires the food information.

US Pat. No. 10,455,647

COOKING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a plurality of induction heating coils including a first heating coil and a second heating coil that are concentric and form a high power burner, at least one of a third heating coil and a fourth heating coil of the plurality of induction heating coils forming low power burners;
a power supply unit that includes a first alternating current (AC) power supply unit and a second AC power supply unit which have a different phase from each other;
a coil driving unit that selectively provides power supplied by the first AC power supply unit to the first heating coil, and that selectively provides power supplied by the second AC power supply unit to the second heating coil, the third heating coil, and the fourth heating coil; and
a control unit that controls the coil driving unit to distribute the power supplied by the second AC power supply unit and to selectively provide the distributed power to the second heating coil, the third heating coil and the fourth heating coil, and controls the coil driving unit to distribute the power supplied by the second AC power supply unit to one heating coil having a priority among the second heating coil, the third heating coil and the fourth heating coil.

US Pat. No. 10,455,646

INDUCTION HEATING COOKER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An induction heating cooker, comprising:a heating coil configured to inductively heat a pot;
an inverter circuit configured to supply high frequency power to the heating coil; and
a processor configured to control driving of the inverter circuit,
wherein the processor is configured to:
control the inverter circuit in accordance with a magnitude of an amount of current change of one of an input current to the inverter circuit and a coil current flowing through the heating coil in a measurement period, which is set in advance,
determine an amount of adjustment of a drive signal of the inverter circuit in accordance with the magnitude of the amount of current change in the measurement period, and
control the inverter circuit with the drive signal, which was adjusted by the amount of adjustment; and
wherein the processor references a table in which information on a type and/or an amount of a content contained in the pot is set in advance for each of a plurality of amounts of current change, discriminates the type and/or the amount of the content based on the amount of current change with reference to the table, and determines the amount of adjustment corresponding to the type and/or the amount of the content.

US Pat. No. 10,455,641

PROTOCOL DATA UNIT MANAGEMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for configuring a plurality of PDU sessions comprising a core network function:transmitting a PDU bulk configuration request to at least one network node associated with the plurality of PDU sessions, the at least one network node comprising at least one access node providing connectivity to the network;
wherein the PDU bulk configuration request includes a PDU session identifying component to enable the at least one network node to identify the plurality of PDU sessions, and includes a PDU session modifying component identifying required changes to one or more PDU session parameters to configure the plurality of PDU sessions.

US Pat. No. 10,455,636

LINK PACKING IN MMWAVE NETWORKS

NEC Corporation, (JP)

1. A computer-implemented method executed on a processor for establishing communication links in a millimeter wave (mmWave) network by solving a linear integer packing problem, the method comprising:determining active communication links between a plurality of transmitters and a plurality of receivers, each of the communication links represented by a receiving user, a transmitting access point, a transmit beamforming vector, and a receive beamforming vector;
setting each active communication link to have any arbitrary chosen weight or priority; and
setting a minimum link quality threshold for each active communication link and subjecting each active communication link to constraints, wherein the constraints include:
for each active communication link at least a minimum coverage is ensured;
a limit is set on a number of active communication links sharing a common TP;
a limit is set on a number of streams assigned to a TP, transmit beam pair; and
a total number of scheduled active communication links in which a TP is a transmitting node does not exceed a predefined threshold, and
wherein the link quality threshold is a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) threshold, the SINR given as:

where x is an indicator variable, P is a transmit power, H is a channel matrix, u is a user, w is the transmit beamforming vector, v is the receive beamforming vector, b is the transmitting access point, and ? is the SINR threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,455,635

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for activating/deactivating a secondary cell (SCell) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving, from an evolved NodeB (eNB), an SCell addition message for adding a plurality of SCells;
partially activating one or more first SCells when a partial activation related message for the one or more first SCells among the plurality of SCells added based on the SCell addition message is received from the eNB;
fully activating one or more second SCells when a full activation related message for the one or more second SCells among the plurality of SCells added based on the SCell addition message is received from the eNB;
performing only channel state information (CSI) measurement and/or radio resource management (RRM) measurement of the partially activated one or more first SCells for a handover;
performing a handover from a specific SCell in the second SCells to a specific SCell in the first SCells; and
switching the specific SCell in the first SCells from being partially activated to being fully activated,
wherein normal SCell operations are applied to the one or more second SCells and only some of the normal SCell operations are applied to the one or more first SCells, and
wherein the plurality of SCells is configured to use a same CSI reporting mode and a same CSI reporting resource.

US Pat. No. 10,455,633

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND ALERTING A BROKEN PAIRING BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

KNOWMADICS, INC., Herndo...

1. A security system for monitoring a pairing established between two devices via a short-range pairing mechanism, comprising:a server, and
an electronic device including:
a transmitter configured to transmit data to the server,
a receiver configured to receive data from the server, and
a processing system including a processor, the processing system being configured to:
establish a pairing between the electronic device and a third party device through a short-range pairing mechanism,
receive information from the third party device via the short-range pairing mechanism;
determine whether the pairing with the third party device is broken, and
in response to the determination that the pairing with the third party device is broken, transmit information indicating the breakage of the pairing to the server,
wherein the server is configured to:
receive the information indicating the breakage of the pairing from the electronic device, and
upon receipt of the information indicating the breakage of the pairing between the electronic device and the third party device, issue a command to the electronic device to request the electronic device to take an action.

US Pat. No. 10,455,625

CONFIGURATION OF CONNECTIVITY BEFORE GETTING INTO A VEHICLE

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for setting up a wireless communication link between a mobile communication device and a specific transportation vehicle, the method comprising:authentication of the mobile communication device to determine whether the mobile communication device is pre-authorized to set up wireless communication with the specific transportation vehicle;
automatic adjustment of a configuration of the mobile communication device for the wireless communication link in response to and based on the mobile communication device authentication determining that the mobile communication device is pre-authorized to set up wireless communication with the specific transportation vehicle;
automatic adjustment of a configuration of the transportation vehicle for the wireless communication link in response to and based on the mobile communication device authentication determining that the mobile communication device is pre-authorized to set up wireless communication with the specific transportation vehicle;
informing an external server by the transportation vehicle, via a further wireless communication link, that the configuration of the pre-authorized mobile communication device requires adjustment for the wireless communication link; and
the external server contacts the pre-authorized mobile communication device, via yet a further wireless communication link, to perform adjustment of the configuration of the pre-authorized mobile communication device automatically for the wireless communication link between the mobile communication device and the transportation vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,455,623

BACKOFF WINDOW ADJUSTMENT METHOD, AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A backoff window adjustment method, comprising:receiving, by a base station, at least one piece of response information from at least one user equipment (UE), wherein the at least one piece of response information corresponds to at least one data packet transmitted on a first channel, and the at least one piece of response information comprises a positive acknowledgment (ACK) information or a negative acknowledgment (NACK) information;
obtaining, by the base station, a first information according to a second information, wherein the second information comprises the at least one piece of response information, and the first information is used to instruct to adjust a backoff window on the first channel; and
adjusting, by the base station, the backoff window according to the first information, wherein adjusting the backoff window comprises:
in response to determining that the first information comprises equivalent NACK information, increasing the backoff window of the base station on the first channel; or
in response to determining that the first information comprises equivalent ACK information, decreasing the backoff window of the base station on the first channel.

US Pat. No. 10,455,621

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING SYSTEM INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving system information (SI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), minimum SI which is broadcasted periodically, the minimum SI including information indicating whether a SI message for other SI is broadcast periodically or provisioned on demand, and configuration information on a physical random access channel (PRACH), wherein the configuration information includes information on PRACH resource for the other SI and information on a PRACH preamble corresponding to each SI message for the other SI;
in a case that the information indicates that the SI message for the other SI is provisioned on demand, transmitting, to the BS, a PRACH preamble corresponding to the SI message based on the configuration information; and
receiving, from the BS, the SI message for the other SI in response to the PRACH preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,455,618

SYNCHRONIZED-CONTENTION WINDOW FULL-DUPLEX MAC PROTOCOL FOR ENABLING FULL-DUPLEX COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Sabanci Universitesi, Is...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, over a local area network accessible by a plurality of local area network communication nodes, a first communication data packet from a first communication node to a second communication node by selecting the second communication node from a backoff list using a minimum of backoff slot times in said backoff list, wherein the local area network includes an access point (AP) and a plurality of stations, each communication node including transceiver means adapted to operate in full-duplex on a wireless electromagnetic wave transmission channel, and wherein the backoff list comprises a list of backoff slot times for all communication nodes in a coverage area of the access point,
updating an entry for said second communication node in the backoff list with a value of a randomly generated backoff slot time,
wherein transmitting said first communication data packet to said second communication node comprises the substeps of setting a backoff slot time field in said first communication data packet to the value of said randomly generated backoff slot time,
setting a full duplex (FD) field in the first communication data packet, said FD field indicating that full-duplex FD mode is on,
setting an FD master and slave field in said first communication data packet, said FD master and slave field informing of a role of a receiving communication node,
starting a full-duplex communication between said first communication node and said second communication node, both the first and second communication nodes backing off with the minimum of the backoff slot times associated with said second communication node in said backoff list.

US Pat. No. 10,455,610

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATIONS WITH CARRIER AGGREGATION

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method at a base station comprising:performing data transmission to a user equipment in a communications system supporting carrier aggregation of at least one first carrier on which a short Transmission Time Interval, TTI is applied and at least one second carrier on which a long TTI is applied;
transmitting at least one downlink scheduling grant corresponding to data transmission to the user equipment in a downlink control region of at least one of a short TTI on a first carrier and a long TTI on a second carrier; and
performing downlink data transmission towards the user equipment in a data transmission region of a short TTI on the first carrier and in the data transmission region of a long TTI on the second carrier as indicated by the at least one downlink scheduling grant;
wherein said transmitting at least one downlink scheduling grant corresponding to data transmission to the user equipment comprises transmitting, in the downlink control region of a short TTI on the first carrier, a downlink scheduling grant corresponding to data transmission on the second carrier and transmitting, in the downlink control region of a short TTI on the first carrier, a downlink scheduling grant corresponding to data transmission on the first carrier;
the downlink data transmission on the first carrier is performed in the short TTI where the corresponding downlink scheduling grant is transmitted or in a short TTI immediately following the short TTI where the corresponding downlink scheduling grant is transmitted; and
the downlink data transmission on the second carrier is performed in a long TTI whose index nlong and the index nshort of the short TTI where the corresponding downlink scheduling grant is transmitted have a relationship of nlong=nshort/2, wherein nshort is an even integer.

US Pat. No. 10,455,609

GRANT VALIDATION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, one or more messages comprising:
a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for first semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) resources; and
a second RNTI for second SPS resources;
receiving first downlink control information (DCI) corresponding to the first RNTI;
receiving second DCI corresponding to the second RNTI;
validating the first DCI at least based on a first cyclic shift value associated with the first SPS resources;
validating the second DCI without considering a second cyclic shift value associated with the second SPS resources;
based on successful validation of the first DCI, activating the first SPS resources; and
based on successful validation of the second DCI, activating the second SPS resources.

US Pat. No. 10,455,602

CONTROL OF CHANNEL REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN A CELLULAR NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, by a communication device, of controlling a transmission of a channel reference signal on an uplink channel from the communication device to a cellular network, the channel reference signal enabling assessment of a quality of the uplink channel, the method comprising:checking whether data is available in an uplink data buffer of the communication device for uplink transmission employing uplink radio resources on the uplink channel, the uplink radio resources being previously allocated to the communication device in reoccurring time intervals; and
depending on said checking, controlling the transmission of the channel reference signal, wherein controlling the transmission of the channel reference signal comprises
autonomously selecting a frequency of occurrence for the transmission of the channel reference signal, said selecting comprising selecting a first frequency of occurrence or a second frequency of occurrence in dependence on the presence or amount of data available in the uplink buffer,
determining a threshold amount of data in dependence on the uplink radio resources previously allocated to the communication device,
wherein said selecting the first frequency of occurrence or the second frequency of occurrence comprises selecting the first frequency of occurrence in response to determining that there is more than the threshold amount of data in the uplink buffer and otherwise selecting the second frequency of occurrence,
wherein the first frequency of occurrence corresponds to the transmission of the channel reference signal occurring more frequently than the second frequency of occurrence,
wherein:
the second frequency of occurrence corresponds to the transmission of the channel reference signal occurring on average every 50-320 ms; and
the first frequency of occurrence corresponds to the transmission of the channel reference signal occurring on average every 2-160 ms, and
wherein the threshold amount of data is greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,455,598

SCHEDULING ALGORITHM AND METHOD FOR TIME SLOTTED CHANNEL HOPPING (TSCH) MAC

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A network device for a wireless local area network, wherein the network device is operable to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of wireless network nodes over at least one frequency channel according to a schedule which allocates cells to links;wherein a cell is a timeslot on a frequency channel; and a link represents communication between two network nodes or a network node and the network device;
the network device comprising:
a radio operable to receive traffic information comprising the number of packets each of the network nodes is planning to transmit during a scheduling period; and
a processor configured to define a schedule; wherein
the schedule comprises a number of cells allocated to a link as redundancy cells for communicating a packet when a communication of the packet fails, the communication being performed by the link during an earlier allocated cell, wherein:
the number of cells allocated to the link as redundancy cells is dependent on a number of packets communicated during a scheduling period by the link and is at least one.

US Pat. No. 10,455,597

RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

CommScope Technologies LL...

38. A communication system comprising:remote units to exchange RF signals with mobile devices, at least some of the RF signals comprising information destined for, or originating from, the mobile devices; and
a controller communicatively coupled to an external network, the controller configured to assign airlink resources to the mobile devices, the airlink resources being for transmission or reception of at least some of the information passing between the remote units and the mobile devices;
wherein the controller is separated from the remote units by an intermediate network, the intermediate network comprising a switched Ethernet network over which data corresponding to the information is carried between the controller and the remote units;
wherein two or more of the remote units are configured to belong to the same communication cell; and
wherein the controller is configured to assign two or more of the mobile devices in the same communication cell to simultaneously use a same airlink resource in a case where there is a radio frequency (RF) isolation between the two or more of the mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 10,455,596

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
aggregate, at a base station side, communication resources at different frequencies and different transmission times, wherein a scheduling resource among the aggregated communication resources is used for transmitting at least one piece of control information about the scheduling resource and scheduled resources;
divide the communication resources into groups of communication resources based on characteristics of the communication resources; and
configure one of the at least one piece of control information for one or more of the scheduled resources within one of the groups of communication resources, the one of the at least one piece of control information comprising an indicator configurable to indicate any one combination out of all possible combinations of each of the communication resources in the one of the groups of communication resources, and including a plurality of bits, each bit separately identifying whether a corresponding one of the communication resources is included in the one of the groups of communication resources; and
a communication interface configured to send the one of the at least one piece of control information to a corresponding communication terminal side via the scheduling resource.

US Pat. No. 10,455,595

TELECOMMUNICATION ARRANGEMENT AND PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH A RTC CONNECTION BETWEEN A FIRST AND SECOND ENDPOINT

14. A non-transitory computer readable storage media containing instructions that are executable by at least one of an endpoint and a router in a communications network which when implemented result in the endpoint or router performing a method comprising:generating a list of possible connection paths between a first endpoint and a second endpoint,
predicting a quality of service (QoS) for each and every possible connection path identified in the list,
modifying the list of possible connection paths so that a highest-priority connection path is identified as a first possible connection path in the list has a highest predicted QoS and such that possible connection paths that are predicted as providing reductions in QoS are assigned a lower priority and placed at an end of the list, and
facilitating establishment of the real time connection between the first endpoint and the second endpoint based on the modified list,
first attempting to generate the real time connection using the highest-priority connection path identified in the modified list and, if this is not possible, then attempting to establish the real time connection using the connection path with a next highest priority.

US Pat. No. 10,455,593

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING ACCESS AND BACKHAUL RESOURCES

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for allocating access and backhaul resources, comprising:obtaining multiple coordinating sets in a network and a transmission mode corresponding to each coordinating set, wherein each coordinating set comprises at least two wireless access points;
determining, according to the multiple coordinating sets and the transmission mode corresponding to each coordinating set, an access and backhaul resource allocation manner corresponding to an optimal network access and backhaul joint utility; and
instructing wireless access points in the network to use the access and backhaul resource allocation manner to transmit data to user terminals in the network
wherein the network access and backhaul joint utility is a sum of the following two:
a sum of data rates that is obtainable in the transmission mode by user terminals of the coordinating sets in the network and a sum of data rates that is obtainable by user terminals out of the coordinating sets in the network.

US Pat. No. 10,455,590

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BOUNDARYLESS SERVICE IN WIRELESS NETWORKS WITH COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION POINTS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method performed by a network component for serving one or more user equipment (UEs) experiencing inter-transmission point group (TPG) interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:selecting a set of transmission points (TPs) from a plurality of TPGs in a network to serve an edge UE (EU) experiencing inter-TPG interference at a plurality of resource units (RUs), the plurality of TPGs comprising a first TPG and a second TPG, wherein the EU experiences inter-TPG interference from the first TPG at a first RU and experiences inter-TPG interference from the second TPG at a second RU, and wherein the set of TPs is selected according to a metric associated with the EU including a channel condition of the EU;
grouping the selected set of TPs into a first TPG patch (TPGP) for the first RU and a second TPGP for the second RU, the first TPGP comprising one or more TPs of the first TPG, and the second TPGP comprising one or more TPs of the second TPG; and
performing transmission coordination for the EU between the one or more TPs of the first TPGP and other terminals of the network at the first RU and transmission coordination for the EU between the one or more TPs of the second TPGP and other terminals of the network at the second RU.

US Pat. No. 10,455,585

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

HMD Global Oy, Espoo (FI...

1. A method comprising:using, by a user equipment, first information and second information to determine a code book size for an ACK/NACK codebook, the first information comprising information about at least one first subframe of at least one cell for which feedback information is to be transmitted, the at least one first subframe being no later than subframe n and the second information comprising information about at least one second subframe of at least one cell for which feedback information is to be transmitted, the at least one second subframe being after the subframe n; wherein the first information and the second information together comprise information about a plurality of different cells, and wherein the plurality of different cells use different uplink downlink time division duplex configurations; and
causing, by the user equipment, the feedback information, based on the code book size, to be transmitted; wherein the ACK/NACK codebook is generated according to a maximum number of actually scheduled type 1 downlink subframes plus a maximum number of type 2 downlink subframes, and wherein the type 1 downlink subframes comprise downlink subframes no later than the subframe n and a corresponding positive or negative acknowledgement transmitted on a physical uplink shared channel scheduled in the subframe n, and wherein the type 2 downlink subframes comprise downlink subframes later than the subframe n and the corresponding positive or negative acknowledgement transmitted on the physical uplink shared channel scheduled in the subframe n.

US Pat. No. 10,455,577

BASE STATION DEVICE, GATEWAY DEVICE, CALL CONNECTING METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A traffic offload system comprising:a user equipment (UE), and
a traffic offloading apparatus including:
a pager which, in operation, pages the UE in idle mode for downlink offload traffic arriving at the traffic offloading apparatus;
a receiver which, after the pager having paged the UE, receives from the UE a service request message, wherein a service type of the service request message indicates a paging response;
a controller which, in operation, modifies the service type of the service request message from indicating the paging response to indicating a UE-initiated service request; and
a transmitter which, in operation, sends the modified service request message to a Serving General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Support Node (SGSN),
wherein the traffic offloading apparatus is an intermediate node between the UE and the SGSN.

US Pat. No. 10,454,624

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HARQ OPERATION-SUPPORTING UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION IN A SPECIAL SUBFRAME IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of transmitting a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) in a special subframe by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving an Uplink (UL) grant from a base station, the UL grant being included in a downlink time period of Time Division Duplex (TDD) cell, and the TDD cell having TDD UL/DL configuration 1, 2 or 6;
determining a resource in an Uplink Pilot Time Slot (UpPTS) of a special subframe of the TDD cell to transmit a PUSCH associated with the received UL grant, wherein the special subframe, having subframe number 1 or 6, consists of a Downlink Pilot Time Slot (DwPTS), a guard period (GP), and the UpPTS;
transmitting, from the UE, the PUSCH mapped to the resource in the UpPTS;
receiving a Physical Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Indicator Channel (PHICH) responsive to the PUSCH; and
when the TDD cell is configured to have TDD UL/DL configuration 6, performing, by the UE, a process comprising:
receiving a UL index field associated with the UL grant from the base station; and
in response to receiving the UL grant in subframe n and determining that least significant bit (LSB) of the UL index field is 1, determining to transmit the PUSCH in special subframe n+6, where n is 0 or 5.

US Pat. No. 10,454,307

WIRELESS POWER APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

JABIL INC., St. Petersbu...

1. A system for receiving operating power at a battery-less appliance necessitating the operating power in a range of about 1 kW to about 4.5 kW, comprising:a secondary coil within a housing physically associated with the appliance and suitable for providing induced actuation operative alternating current responsive to a primary coil circuit having a full bridge driver circuit and a primary coil magnetically proximate to, and which is within a glass cooktop that at least partially isolates the primary coil from, the secondary coil;
an appliance controller coupled to the secondary coil and suitable to locally receive from a remote source as a member of an internet-of-things group a shape, frequency, and magnitude of the operative alternating current situationally required by at least the appliance of the group, and suitable to generate data indicators for processing and the induction of the operative alternating current according to the indication; and
at least one infrared sensor system communicatively coupled to the appliance controller and to at least one data receiver of the primary coil and suitable to wirelessly exchange ones of the data indicators between the appliance controller and the at least one data receiver associated with the primary coil to stimulate operation of the primary coil to produce the shape, frequency and magnitude of the operative current in the secondary coil.

US Pat. No. 10,454,222

CONNECTOR HAVING GROUNDING BAR CONNECTING TO BOTH SHIELDING SHELL AND GROUNDING LAYERS OF WIRES

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:an insulative housing extending along a longitudinal direction and includes a pair of opposite side walls extending along the longitudinal direction, and a pair of opposite end walls at ends of the side walls to cooperate with the side walls commonly forming a mating cavity forwardly exposed to an exterior in a front-to-back direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction;
a plurality of passageways formed in each of the side walls;
a metallic shielding shell enclosing the housing;
two rows of contacts disposed in the corresponding passageways, respectively, each of the contacts including a front contacting section exposed in the mating cavity and a rear connecting section exposed outside of the housing;
a metallic shielding plate retained in the housing and between two rows of contacts in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction an the front-to-back direction;
a cable sub-assembly located behind the housing including:
two rows of wires corresponding to the two rows of contacts, each of said wires including an inner conductor, an inner insulator, an outer conductor and an outer insulator sequentially and coaxially arranged with one another;
a pair of inner grounding bars extending along the longitudinal direction, corresponding to two rows of the wires, and mechanically and electrically connected to the outer conductors of the wires; and
a pair of outer grounding bars extending along the longitudinal direction, corresponding to two rows of wires, and mechanically and electrically connected to the outer conductors of the wires opposite to the corresponding inner grounding bars, respectively, in the vertical direction; wherein
the shielding plate is located between the pair of inner grounding bars in the vertical direction, and between the pair of outer grounding bars in the vertical direction as well.

US Pat. No. 10,453,654

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A system comprising:a) a high voltage dome;
b) an ion source plasma chamber located inside said high voltage dome;
c) an extraction component that is operably linked to said ion source plasma chamber; and
d) a gas removal sub-system comprising:
i) an exhaust component located inside said high voltage dome;
ii) an insulating hose, wherein a first part of said insulating hose is located inside said high voltage dome and a second part of said insulating hose is located outside of said high voltage dome in an area of lower voltage;
iii) a first vacuum pump located inside said high voltage dome and operably linked to said exhaust component and said extraction component,
wherein said first vacuum pump is configured to remove gas from said extraction component and deliver said gas to said exhaust component; and
iv) a second vacuum pump located inside said high voltage dome and operably linked to said exhaust component,
wherein said second vacuum pump is configured to receive said gas from said exhaust component at a first pressure and deliver said gas to said insulating hose at a second pressure, wherein said second pressure is higher than said first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,452,714

CENTRAL ASSET REGISTRY SYSTEM AND METHOD

SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACT...

1. A system for ingesting and registering digital assets in a distributed repository framework, the system comprising:a plurality of federated repositories, including memory and processors, the plurality of federated repositories connected to a communications network, wherein at least one of the plurality of federated repositories ingests and maintains digital assets with metadata tags by
receiving an asset record from a repository service based on an asset creation request from a client;
returning a local repository identifier to the repository service; and
calling a registry service to register the asset record and the local repository identifier;
a central registry of digital assets, connected to the communications network and including a rights registry and a relationship registry, and
receiving the call from the registry service to register the asset record and the local repository identifier;
registering the asset record and the local repository identifier in the relationship registry; and
returning a global registry identifier to the repository service, wherein the global registry identifier includes relationship information concerning the received asset record from the repository service;
wherein the asset record registered in the relationship registry of the central registry of digital assets includes an asset relationship hierarchy designation and an asset identifier, and the local repository identifier includes repository location information concerning the digital assets from the at least one of the plurality of federated repositories;
wherein the central registry of digital assets includes at least one pluggable relationship registry and one pluggable rights registry, wherein the at least one pluggable relationship registry and the one pluggable rights registry are modular and changeable without refactoring the plurality of federated repositories; and
wherein the central registry of digital assets registering the asset relationship hierarchy designation and the location information of the digital asset provide the client a comprehensive view of the digital assets in the plurality of federated repositories that make up the system.

US Pat. No. 10,452,591

CIRCUIT FOR INHIBITING SINGLE-ENDED ANALOGUE SIGNAL NOISE, AND TERMINAL ATTACHMENT

HYTERA COMMUNICATIONS COR...

1. A circuit for inhibiting single-ended analogue signal noises, wherein the circuit is used for connecting a host, the circuit comprises an input interface module, a differential amplification module, an analogue signal processing module, an isolation module and a control module, wherein the differential amplification module comprises differential input ends and an output end;the input interface module is respectively connected to the differential input ends of the differential amplification module through an analogue signal line and a digital signal line, and the output end of the differential amplification module is connected to the analogue signal processing module; wherein the analogue signal line is used for transmitting an analogue signal, the analogue signal is a single-ended analogue signal, and the single-end analogue signal is the analogue signal forming a loop with a ground signal; the digital signal line is used for transmitting a digital signal, and the digital signal is a control signal;
the input interface module is connected to the isolation module through the digital signal line, and the isolation module is connected to the control module;
the input interface module is configured to connect an interface module of the host;
the differential amplification module is configured to differentially amplify a voltage difference of the differential input ends; and the analogue signal processing module is configured to process the analogue signal outputted by the output end of the differential amplification module.

US Pat. No. 10,450,532

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS FRAGRANCE INGREDIENTS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A compound according to formula I
wherein:
represents a double bond either at C4 or at C5:
R1, R2, R3, R4 are independently selected from H or Me; and,
R5, R6 are independently selected from Me or Et,
and wherein the compound is not 9-hydroxy-5,9-dimethyldec-4-enal.

US Pat. No. 10,449,933

FLUID SYSTEM AND METHOD

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. A method of controlling at least one operation in at least part of a lifecycle of a replaceable container which is arranged to be removably seated in a dock in a vehicle and which at least before seating in the dock contains an ancillary fluid for use by the vehicle, which method comprises a controller:communicating with a data provider carried by the container;
determining, on the basis of the communication with the data provider, data associated with at least one of the container, its contents and the vehicle; and
controlling carrying out of at least one action in relation to the contents of the container on the basis of the data associated with at least one of the container, its contents and the vehicle, wherein the at least one action is selected from the group consisting of: disposing of the contents of the container; recycling of the contents of the container; adding the contents of the container to a recycling container arranged to store contents from a plurality of replaceable containers; replenishing the contents of the container; adding an additive to the contents of the container; and reusing the contents of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,449,568

MASKING SUBSTRATES FOR APPLICATION OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for protectively coating a substrate, comprising:introducing a flowable mask material into at least one selected communication port of a substrate to define a mask in the at least one selected communication port, the flowable mask material substantially conforming a shape of a surface of the at least one selected communication port under natural force;
applying a mechanical force to the flowable mask material to conform the flowable mask material to the shape of the surface of the at least one selected communication port after the flowable mask material has been introduced into the at least one selected communication port, wherein the mechanical force is applied by an instrument that does not form a part of a finished device including the substrate, wherein the mask bonds to the substrate;
applying a protective coating over the substrate and over the mask, such that the protective coating adheres to the substrate and the mask;
cutting the protective coating at locations outside an outer perimeter of the mask, wherein cuts from the cutting the protective coating does not extend completely through the protective coating; and
removing the mask and at least a portion of the protective coating over the mask.

US Pat. No. 10,455,712

SEALED ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE HOUSING WITH INTEGRAL TERMINAL CARRIER DESIGN

VEONEER US INC., Southfi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a terminal carrier comprising a plurality of terminals and a plurality of fastening tabs, wherein the terminals have a first end with a shoulder on a first side of the terminal carrier and a second end on a second side of the terminal carrier with a bend formed a predetermined distance from the second side of the terminal carrier; and
a housing shell having an integral support, wherein the housing shell and the integral support are formed as a single integrated structure, the integral support comprises one or more tiers, each having a plurality of ports through which the second ends of the terminals extend when the terminal carrier is assembled to the housing shell, with the shoulders on the first end of the terminals providing support to the terminals for a press fit force applied to the first end of the terminals during assembly to a printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,455,700

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY UNIT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first circuit board on which a first circuit is mounted;
a second circuit board on which a second circuit is mounted;
a supporter; and
a flexible flat cable disposed on the supporter and connecting the first circuit board and the second circuit board to each other, the flexible flat cable transmitting a signal between the first circuit and the second circuit, wherein:
the first circuit board and the second circuit board are mounted on the supporter,
the flexible flat cable is provided with a plurality of creases,
the supporter has a continuous surface at least from a first portion at which one of the plurality of creases closest to the first circuit board is mounted on the supporter to a second portion at which another of the plurality of creases closest to the second circuit board is mounted on the supporter, and
the flexible flat cable is disposed such that the plurality of creases are in contact with the continuous surface of the supporter.

US Pat. No. 10,455,697

PCB MODULE HAVING MULTI-SIDED HEAT SINK STRUCTURE AND MULTILAYER PCB ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN SAME

MDM INC., Daegu (KR)

1. A PCB module having a multi-directional heat radiation structure, the PCB module comprising: a multilayer PCB assembly comprising a heat radiation plate layer, and an upper PCB and a lower PCB attached to an upper surface and a lower surface of the heat radiation plate layer, respectively; and an upper case and a lower case configured to cover an upper surface and a lower surface of the multilayer PCB assembly, respectively, wherein the heat radiation plate layer comprises a plurality of electrically insulating heat radiation plates arranged on a same plane, wherein at least one heat radiation plate of the plurality of heat radiation plates comprises: a first heat pole configured to be in thermal contact with an electronic circuit element mounted on the upper PCB or the lower PCB; and a second heat pole configured to be in thermal contact with an inner surface of at least one of the upper and lower cases, wherein a first concavo-convex shape is formed on an outer surface of at least one case of the upper and lower cases, and wherein the PCB module further comprises a heat radiation structure having a second concavo-convex shape attached to the outer surface of the at least one case to be engaged with the first concavo-convex shape in contact therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,455,693

DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING REMAINING PORTION OF INSPECTION LINE WITH CUT EDGE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a substrate including a display area in which a plurality of pixels are disposed and a non-display area adjacent to the display area;
a pad disposed in the non-display area;
an inspection line disposed on the substrate to overlap a cutting line so as to form, upon being cut, a remaining portion of the inspection line with a cut edge disposed in the non-display area of the substrate and being spaced apart from the pad;
a conductive member connecting the pad to the remaining portion of the inspection line; and
a tape-automated bonding integrated circuit (TAB-IC) disposed on the conductive member, the conductive member disposed between the pad and the tape-automated bonding integrated circuit, the TAB-IC includes a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB), a drive integrated circuit (IC) mounted on the FPCB, and a lead wiring extending from the drive IC;
wherein the FPCB and the lead wiring overlap both the pad and the remaining portion of the inspection line.

US Pat. No. 10,455,688

BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS WITH VIRTUAL GROUNDING CAPABILITY

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An assembly comprising a fence and one or more resonators along the fence and configured to be operable for virtually connecting the fence to a grounded electrically-conductive surface without using grounding vias.

US Pat. No. 10,455,684

FIELD-IONIZATION NEUTRON GENERATOR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A neutron generator comprising:a closed housing containing an ionizable gas, the closed housing defining a first portion and a second portion along a longitudinal axis thereof;
a field-ionization structure arranged along an inner surface of the closed housing in the first portion, wherein application of an electrical voltage to the field-ionization structure ionizes the ionizable gas, wherein the field-ionization structure comprises an array of nanotips disposed on a cylindrical substrate and a field-ionization grid disposed concentrically interior to the cylindrical substrate, and wherein a set of nanotips of the array of nanotips are located at openings in the field-ionization grid and aligned with the field-ionization grid;
a cylindrical accelerating grid placed about the longitudinal axis in the first portion, wherein holding the cylindrical accelerating grid at a first negative electric potential relative to the field-ionization grid causes accumulation of ions in the grid; and
a target cathode disposed at an end of the second portion that is distal to the first portion, wherein holding the target cathode at a second negative electrical potential relative to the cylindrical accelerating grid extracts ions from the cylindrical accelerating grid and accelerates them towards the target cathode to thereby cause fusion reactions between the ions and target atoms contained in the target cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,455,683

ION THROUGHPUT PUMP AND METHOD

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

1. An ion throughput pump (ITP), comprising:a pump inlet configured to communicate with a vacuum chamber;
an ionization source downstream from the pump inlet and the vacuum chamber, the ionization source configured for ionizing gas species received from the vacuum chamber, wherein the pump inlet defines a path for the gas species to enter the ionization source from the vacuum chamber, and wherein the ionization source comprises a magnet assembly;
a pump outlet;
ion optics arranged generally along a longitudinal axis of the ITP, and configured for accelerating ions produced by the ionization source toward the pump outlet; and
a roughing pump stage spaced from the pump inlet along the longitudinal axis, the roughing pump stage configured for receiving the ions from the ionization source, producing neutral species from the ions, and pumping the neutral species through the pump outlet, wherein:
the ionization source defines an ionization region between the pump inlet and the roughing pump stage;
the ion optics are configured for generating an electric field through the ionization region oriented along the longitudinal axis; and
the magnet assembly is configured to generate a magnetic field that in the ionization region is predominantly oriented in a radial direction orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, such that the ionization source generates a Hall-effect plasma in the ionization region.

US Pat. No. 10,455,679

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation device comprising:a chamber having a first through-hole that allows a pulse laser beam to enter the chamber;
a target supply unit held by the chamber and configured to output a droplet target toward a predetermined region in the chamber;
a collector mirror configured to reflect and collect the extreme ultraviolet light generated in the predetermined region;
a shield member surrounding the predetermined region in the chamber, the shield member surrounding an optical path of the extreme ultraviolet light reflected by the collector mirror and having a target path that allows the droplet target outputted from the target supply unit to pass toward the predetermined region; and
a tubular member surrounding at least a part of an upstream portion of the trajectory of the droplet target outputted from the target supply unit toward the predetermined region, the upstream portion being upstream from the target path of the shield member.

US Pat. No. 10,455,667

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS

Current-USA, Inc., Vista...

17. A lighting controller system for an aquarium, the lighting controller system coupled to one or more aquarium lighting fixtures and a plurality of aquarium devices, the lighting controller system comprising:a remote control;
an aquarium lighting controller comprising:
a plurality of electrical connectors configured to removably couple one or more aquarium lighting fixtures to the aquarium lighting controller, wherein the one or more aquarium lighting fixtures are external to the aquarium lighting controller, and one of the plurality of electrical connectors is configured to removably couple the plurality of aquarium device to the aquarium lighting controller, and the aquarium device comprises a mister, and the plurality of electrical connectors supply pulse width modulated (PWM) control signals to the one or more aquarium lighting fixtures and the plurality of aquarium devices;
a receiver for receiving a set of instructions from the remote control, wherein the set of instructions comprises aquarium lighting control information and aquarium device control information; and
a processing module, the processing module controlling the one or more aquarium lighting fixtures and the plurality of aquarium devices, in concert, according to the set of instructions, wherein the plurality of aquarium devices comprises a mister, wherein the lighting controller is external to the plurality of aquarium devices.

US Pat. No. 10,455,640

IOT NETWORKING EXTENSION WITH BI-DIRECTIONAL PACKET RELAY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An Internet of Things (IoT) device, comprising:a transceiver to transmit and receive data packets; and
a controller to alternate between upstream and downstream relaying of data packets via the transceiver, and to switch a polarity of the transceiver when switching between an upstream relay mode and a downstream relay mode.

US Pat. No. 10,455,628

TERMINAL DEVICE, MME, AND PGW

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:LTE interface circuitry configured to receive an Activate default EPS bearer context request message from a Mobility Management Entity (MME) in order to establish a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection, wherein
the Activate default EPS bearer context request message includes first information indicating a Network-based IP Flow Mobility (NBIFOM) mode,
the Activate default EPS bearer context request message further includes second information indicating that a request for a use of NBIFOM is accepted, and
the NBIFOM mode is selected by a PDN Gateway (PGW) or a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).

US Pat. No. 10,455,624

ORDERED PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications performed by a base station (BS), comprising:providing an indication of a scheduled physical random access channel (PRACH) region comprising a set of transmission resources for transmitting scheduled PRACH signals by a first user equipment (UE), wherein:
the scheduled PRACH region is within a narrowband region of a wider system bandwidth,
the scheduled PRACH region is a subset of a set of PRACH resources indicated by the BS, and
the indication comprises a parameter indicating a starting offset of the scheduled PRACH region from the set of PRACH resources; and
transmitting a first command to the first UE to transmit a scheduled PRACH signal using transmission resources in the scheduled PRACH region.

US Pat. No. 10,455,600

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:transmitting and receiving the data with an evolved Node B (eNB) through a radio frame,
wherein the radio frame includes a downlink (DL) radio frame and an uplink (UL) radio frame,
wherein the radio frame includes a legacy transmission time interval (TTI) and a short TTI,
wherein the legacy TTI includes two slots,
wherein each slot included in the legacy TTI includes a first short TTI and a second short TTI,
wherein the first short TTI and the second short TTI include a control region to which a control channel is allocated and a data region to which a data channel is allocated,
wherein downlink control information (DCI) related to uplink transmission of the first short TTI and the second short TTI is allocated to a control region of the first short TTI belonging to the downlink radio frame, and
wherein, when a highest physical resource block (PRB) index of the first short TTI is allocated as highest PRB index of a frequency band configured for the UE, a lowest PRB index of the second short TTI is allocated consecutively to the highest PRB index of the first short TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,455,599

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a first user equipment (UE) to perform UE-to-UE communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information including resource allocation used for the UE-to-UE communication from a base station (BS); and
transmitting data based on the control information to a second UE in a set of non-consecutive time units,
wherein a time interval between the non-consecutive time units is a multiple of a UE-to-BS hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) period.

US Pat. No. 10,455,586

MODEM ASSISTED CONTENTION HANDLING OF MULTIPLE ACTIVE CONNECTIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication operable at a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing a first active connection associated with a first subscription;
establishing a second active connection, simultaneous to the first active connection, associated with a second subscription,
providing a user of the UE with link information corresponding to connection qualities based on modem information about the first active connection and second active connection that are simultaneously active, wherein the connection qualities comprise at least one of error rates, requested data rate, available data rate, transmit power headroom, or round trip times corresponding to the first active connection or the second active connection;
receiving an input from the user regarding which of the first active connection and second active connection to be degraded to mitigate contention; and
degrading at least one of the first active connection or second active connection in accordance with the input, to mitigate contention between the first active connection and second active connection.

US Pat. No. 10,455,578

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR FREQUENCY BAND SELECTION

VOLKSWAGEN AG, (DE)

1. An apparatus for controlling a frequency band selection for wireless communication with a mobile station in a wireless local area network, wherein at least a first and a second frequency band are selectable, wherein the first and second frequency bands each comprise a multiplicity of transmission channels; the apparatus comprising:a transmission circuit for receiving an association request in a first frequency band from the mobile station for wireless communication in the first frequency band, and for confirming the association request with an association response and interchanging data with the mobile station in the first frequency band by transmitting at least one command to the mobile station that asks the mobile station to change from the first to the second frequency band,
a provision circuit for providing results of a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol procedure between the mobile station and the apparatus before the change from the first to the second frequency band, that continue to be used after the change from the first to the second frequency band, and
a control circuit connected to a two-way circuit, which stores an identifier of the mobile station and frequency band aspects specific to the mobile station so that a change of frequency band that is not possible for the mobile station is prevented from being repeatedly initiated.

US Pat. No. 10,455,432

CONCENTRIC CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. An air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication network comprising:a plurality of base stations deployed to define three dimensional coverage up to a predetermined altitude over a geographic area,
wherein a plurality of the base stations each comprise:
a first antenna array comprising one or more antennas configured to form a first cell coverage area defining a coverage area 360 degrees around the first antenna array between a first elevation angle and a second elevation angle; and
a second antenna array configured at an uptilt elevation angle relative to the second elevation angle to form a second cell coverage area that extends from a third elevation angle above the second elevation angle to a position directly above a corresponding one of the base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,455,346

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for processing an audio signal, the method comprising:receiving an input audio signal including a plurality of subband signals, wherein the plurality of subband signals include a first subband group containing only low-frequency subband signals determined based on a predetermined frequency band and a second subband group containing only high-frequency subband signals determined based on the predetermined frequency band;
performing a first filtering on each subband signal of the first subband group; and
performing a second filtering on each subband signal of the second subband group, wherein the second filtering is distinct from the first filtering,
wherein the first filtering is performed by using a first parameter set including one or more parameters for a corresponding subband and the second filtering is performed by using a second parameter set including one or more parameters for a corresponding subband,
wherein characteristics of the first parameter set is different from characteristics of the second parameter set,
wherein the second parameter set includes a set of gain and delay for the corresponding subband, and
wherein the second filtering comprises performing one-tap-delay line filtering on each subband signal of the second subband group by using the set of gain and delay for the corresponding subband.

US Pat. No. 10,454,400

ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICE PROVIDED WITH CONTROLLED MOTOR AND ROTATION CONTROL METHOD

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

1. An electromechanical device comprising:a motor that includes a rotation shaft and that applies, to the rotation shaft, a torque toward an angular position in accordance with control;
a rotation sensor that detects the angular position of the rotation shaft; and
a motor controller that controls rotational speed of the rotation shaft depending on the angular position detected by the rotation sensor,
wherein the motor controller determines, based on a detection result by the rotation sensor, whether a rotation start position of the rotation shaft is a predetermined normal rotation start position, wherein, upon determining that the rotation start position is a middle start position other than the normal rotation start position, the motor controller identifies the relative target rotational speed corresponding to the detected angular position using a relative pattern that defines, using the middle start position as a starting point of the relative pattern, relations between the angular position and relative target rotational speed, and the motor controller controls the rotational speed of the rotation shaft using the identified relative target rotational speed, and
the motor controller uses an absolute pattern that defines, using the normal rotation start position as a starting point of the absolute pattern, relations between the angular position and an absolute target rotational speed to identify the absolute target rotational speed corresponding to the detected angular position, wherein, upon detecting that a condition that the identified absolute target rotational speed is greater than the relative target rotational speed corresponding to the detected angular position is not satisfied, the motor controller controls the rotational speed of the rotation shaft using the identified absolute target rotational speed, and
the motor controller generates the relative pattern based on the absolute pattern in a way that the relative pattern and the absolute pattern have an identical shape at all middle start positions.

US Pat. No. 10,454,169

ANTENNA APPARATUS AND METHOD

Kathrein SE, Rosenheim (...

1. An antenna comprising:at least two antenna elements arranged in a recess of a ground conductor,
a wall of the recess being arranged so that the recess tapers outward from a narrow base inside the recess to a broader mouth to provide an open inverted frustum,
the wall being configured to provide a ground plane for the at least two antenna elements, and
the at least two antenna elements each comprise a conductive plate arranged perpendicular to the mouth of the recess and to the wall to provide slots between the wall of the recess and the edges of each of the at least two antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,452,153

GESTURE-BASED LOAD CONTROL

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device for controlling an amount of power provided to electrical loads via a plurality of load control devices, the control device comprising:a controller configured to:
identify a gesture indicated by a user, wherein the gesture is associated with a scene that is configured to control the plurality of load control devices;
determine the plurality of load control devices based on the gesture;
determine control instructions for each load control device of the plurality of load control devices based on the gesture; and
send the control instructions for each load control device of the plurality of load control devices to control the amount of power provided to the electrical loads.

US Pat. No. 10,451,229

SKYLIGHT FIXTURE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A skylight fixture comprising:a skylight assembly comprising a skylight optical assembly and a sky-specific light source wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling optical assembly as skylight light;
a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies that are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly, each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies comprising a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light, wherein the planar interior surfaces of the sky-resembling optical assembly and the plurality of sun-resembling optical assemblies define a cavity; and
at least one control module configured to, in a first mode, drive the sky-specific light source and each sun-specific light source such that the skylight light has a first color point and the sunlight light of at least one of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a second color point that is different from the first color point, wherein one of the sky-specific light source and the sun-specific light source comprises first LEDs that emit light having a third color point, second LEDs that emit light having a fourth color point, and third LEDs that emit light having a fifth color point.

US Pat. No. 10,451,050

CORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSOR

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A portable air compressor comprising:an air tank configured to store compressed air;
a compressor unit securely coupled to the air tank by a bracket, the compressor unit including
compressor components, including a motor and a compressor, for compressing air,
a housing defining a chamber in which the compressor components are disposed, the housing having a first side and a second side, the first side being opposite the second side, the housing having a base disposed on the first side, the base disposed generally between the compressor components and the air tank, the base having a concave recess extending at least partially around a circumference of the compressor unit, wherein the housing further includes a contact surface engaging the air tank and shaped to complement a surface of the air tank, wherein the housing is pre-loaded in flexion against the air tank, and
a handle extending from the second side of the housing in a direction generally opposite the base,
wherein the housing defines an axis extending generally from the first side to the second side, wherein the recess recedes toward the axis; and
a power cord for supplying power to the compressor components, the power cord receivable generally circumferentially around the axis and around the circumference of the compressor unit in the recess for storage.

US Pat. No. 10,450,778

LATCH WITH INDICATOR AND LATCH SYSTEM

Southco, Inc., Concordvi...

1. A latch configured for providing an access indication, the latch comprising:a housing;
at least one fixed surface associated with the housing;
an actuator movable relative to the housing between an unopened position and an opened position;
an indicator associated with the actuator and configured to contact the at least one fixed surface associated with the housing, the indicator having a first position in which a first indication is provided and a second position in which a second indication is provided different from the first indication, the indicator configured to release from contact with the at least one fixed surface associated with the housing and move from the first position to the second position when the actuator is moved from the unopened position toward the opened position; and
wherein the indicator, once moved from the first position to the second position, is configured to remain in the second position independent of movement of the actuator.