US Pat. No. 10,468,833

OUTLET GROUND PRONG POWER SWITCH AND ADAPTER

1. A power switch for an electrical receptacle comprising:an insulative housing to be attached to the electrical receptacle, said receptacle having a plurality of blade-receiving slots each having an open end and a distal end,
a first electrical terminal retained to the housing and configured for connecting to a phase conductor, and a second electrical terminal retained to the housing and configured for connecting to a conductor extending between the second electrical terminal and a phase or “hot” terminal of the electrical receptacle,
a first electrical conductor retained in the housing, the first conductor electrically connected to the first electrical terminal, and having an electrical contacting member secured to a surface of the first conductor,
a second electrical conductor retained in the housing, the second conductor electrically connected to the second electrical terminal and insulated from the first electrical conductor, and having an electrical contacting member connected to a surface of the second electrical conductor,
the first and second conductors being retained in the housing such that the first conductor can flex between a first position in which the electrical contacting members on the first and second conductors are not in electrical contact and a second position in which the electrical contacting members on the first and second conductors are in electrical contact, and
a push point mounted to the second electrical conductor having a shaft section extending outwardly from the second conductor, said shaft section dimensioned and configured to extend into the distal end of one of the blade receiving slots of the electrical receptacle a distance such that when a plug blade is substantially fully inserted in the slot the blade will press against the shaft section of the push point and cause the second conductor to move to the second position allowing electrical current to pass between the first terminal and the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,470,350

WORK MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A work machine comprising:a holding device configured to hold an electronic component having a lead and to insert the lead into a through-hole formed in a circuit board;
a flow device configured to flow molten solder from under the circuit board towards the lead inserted into the through-hole;
a first moving device configured to move the flow device to any position under the circuit board;
a support tool configured to support the circuit board from below when the lead is inserted into the through-hole; and
a second moving device configured to move the support tool to any position below the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,470,216

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING ANTENNA POINTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a network node, the network node controlling at least two antenna points and using the same random access resources for the at least two antenna points, the method comprising:detecting a specific random access preamble received on a random access resource at a first antenna point and on the same random access resource at a second antenna point; and
responsive to determining that the specific random access preamble received at the first antenna point and the specific random access preamble received at the second antenna point have been received from two different wireless devices, scheduling a first transmission of a random access response to the random access preamble received at the first antenna point and scheduling a second transmission of a random access response to the random access preamble received at the second antenna point, the first and second transmissions of the random access responses being scheduled separated in time from each other and from any other random access response to the detected specific random access preamble received on the same random access resource at a third antenna point controlled by the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,470,260

LAMP POWER SUPPLY WITH 0 PERCENT FLICKER AND 0 FLICKER INDEX

1. A power supply comprising:a lamp;
a current sense operable to sense the current through the lamp;
a voltage amplifier operable to sense the voltage across the lamp;
a current amplifier operable to sense the current through the lamp with voltage across the current sense;
a logarithmic voltage amplifier operable to convert the voltage from the voltage amplifier to a logarithmic voltage value;
a logarithmic current amplifier operable to convert the current from the current amplifier to a logarithmic current value;
a weighted summer amplifier operable to add the signals from the logarithmic voltage amplifier and the logarithmic current amplifier;
a voltage reference;
an error amplifier operable to compare the signal from the weighted summer amplifier to the voltage reference;
a DC output power supply; and
an input power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,470,330

SERVER STRUCTURE HAVING DETACHABLE CARRIER

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server structure for carrying at least one hard disk drive, the server structure comprising:a tray comprising an internal bottom surface therein, and a latch and a stopping arm being arranged on the tray, the latch being disposed protrudingly in the tray and substantially extending parallel with the internal bottom surface, the stopping arm being disposed substantially extending along the internal bottom surface and a stopping portion being defined on the stopping arm, the stopping portion being disposed protrudingly from the internal bottom surface;
a carrier accommodated in the tray and the hard disk drive be accommodated in the carrier, a positioning pin for latching a side of the hard disk drive being arranged protrudingly in the carrier, a fixing hole being defined on the carrier and corresponding to the latch, the latch being inserted in the fixing hole and latching an edge of the fixing hole, the carrier being pressed by the stopping portion opposite to an extending direction of the latch; and a releasing knob pivotally connected with the carrier and pressing the stopping arm, the releasing knob pivoting to press the stopping arm and the stopping portion being thereby retracted toward the internal bottom surface with bent stopping arm;
wherein when the stopping portion of the stopping arm is retracted to be entirely covered by the internal bottom surface of the tray, the carrier laterally moved on the internal bottom surface of the tray along the extending direction of the latch and the latch thereby released from hole edges of the fixing hole;
wherein the carrier further moved upward and the latch thereby released from the fixing hole, and the carrier detached from the tray;
wherein a notch is defined on the releasing knob, a limiting portion is arranged protrudingly on the carrier and accommodated in the notch, the releasing knob pivots to interfere the notch by the limiting portion, and a pivotal travel of the releasing knob is thereby defined.

US Pat. No. 10,470,248

DIRECT RESISTANCE HEATING METHOD

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A direct resistance heating method comprising:placing a first electrode and a second electrode such that a space is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode and such that each of the first electrode and the second electrode extends across a heating target region of a workpiece; and
moving at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode with an electric current being applied between the first electrode and the second electrode and with the first electrode and the second electrode contacting the workpiece,
wherein said moving comprises adjusting a period of time during which the electric current is applied for each segment region of the heating target region by adjusting a moving speed of the at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the segment regions are defined by dividing the heating target region and are arranged side by side along a direction in which the at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is moved, and
wherein the at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is moved in the direction along which a resistance per unit length of the workpiece increases, and the moving speed of the at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is adjusted in accordance with the increase of the resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,470,351

MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounting system comprising:multiple mounting machines that mounts electronic components on a circuit board;
a measurement section that is provided in each of the multiple mounting machines;
a measurement device that measures electrical characteristics of the electronic component connected to the measurement section;
a switching device that connects the measurement device to the measurement section provided in any one of the multiple mounting machines; and
a control device that controls the switching device to switch connection between the measurement device and the measurement section,
wherein, in a case where the control device receives the request information for measuring the electronic component from at least one of the multiple mounting machines, the control device controls the switching device to connect the measurement section of the mounting machine that transmitted the request information to the measurement device and then performs measurement by performing measurement processing.

US Pat. No. 10,470,349

FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder for sequentially supplying components to a supply position by indexing carrier tape in which many of the components are successively stored in a carrier tape conveyance direction and in which engaging holes which have a prescribed relationship with the components are formed at a regular interval in the conveyance direction, the feeder comprising:a main body;
a first sprocket that is rotatably provided at the supply position of the main body, and on which is formed a first engaging protrusion;
a second sprocket that is rotatably provided on the main body at an upstream side in the carrier tape conveyance direction with respect to the first sprocket, and on which is formed a second engaging protrusion, the second engaging protrusion being symmetrical when viewed in a tooth width direction;
a third sprocket upstream of the first sprocket and the second sprocket, the third sprocket including third engaging protrusions;
a fourth sprocket upstream of the third sprocket, the fourth sprocket including fourth engaging protrusions; and
a motor operatively connected to rotate the first sprocket and the second sprocket,
wherein a cross-sectional area of the second engaging protrusion is set to be smaller than a cross-sectional area of the first engaging protrusion,
wherein the first engaging protrusion has a rectangular cross-section and is configured so that the four corners of the first engaging protrusion are configured to simultaneously contact an inner surface of the engaging holes, and
wherein the second engaging protrusion has a rectangular cross-section and is dimensioned so that at least two corners of the second engaging protrusion do not contact the inner surface of the engaging holes,
wherein the first sprocket and the second sprocket have the same diameter, and a number of the first engaging protrusions and a number of the second engaging protrusions are the same
wherein the third sprocket and the fourth sprocket have the same diameter as the first sprocket and the second sprocket,
wherein a number of the third engaging protrusions is the same as the number of the first engaging protrusions, and
wherein a number of the fourth engaging protrusions is less than the number of the first engaging protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,470,346

ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH EMI PROTECTION

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. An electronic module comprising:a component having contact terminals;
a first wiring layer comprising first conducting lines;
a dielectric between the component and the first wiring layer, as well as around the component such that the component is embedded in the dielectric;
first contact elements providing electrical connection between at least some of the contact terminals and at least some of the first conducting lines;
a second and third wiring layer inside the dielectric;
a fourth wiring layer on the opposite side of the component from the first wiring layer, the fourth wiring layer comprising second conducting lines,
second contact elements providing electrical connection between at least some of the contact terminals and the second conducting lines,
wherein the second wiring layer comprises a first conducting pattern such that a first portion of the first conducting pattern is located between the component and the first wiring layer, the first portion being configured to be connected to a ground potential, and a second portion of the first conducting pattern comprises third conducting lines for conducting electrical signals or supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,470,342

CLOSED-LOOP COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Nautilus Data Technologie...

1. A re-configurable cooling system comprising:a flow-based intake and discharge system further comprising a single or plurality of filtered water intake pipes and corresponding filtered water exhaust pipes each of which further comprise a single or plurality of computer-controlled flow valves wherein the computer-controlled flow valves enable the intake and discharge system to interchange based upon the direction of a water current;
a single or plurality of heat exchange apparatuses each of which is operatively coupled to the single or plurality of filtered water intake pipes and water exhaust pipes;
wherein each of the single or plurality of heat exchange apparatuses further comprise:
an equipment-side coolant line configured for fluid communication with the heat exchange apparatus;
a first coolant compartment comprising a corresponding first coolant in-flow and out-flow valve in fluid communication with the equipment side coolant line; and
a second coolant compartment operatively coupled to the first coolant compartment and comprising a corresponding second coolant in-flow and out-flow valve in fluid communication with the filtered water intake pipes and water exhaust pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,470,339

HEAT-PIPE HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM AND POWER DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

11. A power device, comprising:a cabinet;
a plurality of heat-emitting electronic devices layered inside the cabinet; and
a heat-pipe heat dissipation system comprising;
a plurality of first pipelines disposed in the heat-emitting electronic devices, wherein each first pipeline comprises a first steam pipe, a first liquid pipe, and an evaporation section coupled between the first steam pipe and the first liquid pipe, wherein each evaporation section comprises a plurality of separate evaporators, wherein all of the plurality of separate evaporators are coupled together in a parallel manner between the first steam pipe and the first liquid pipe using additional piping, and wherein each of the plurality of separate evaporators is configured to cool an electronic component;
a plurality of second pipelines, wherein each second pipeline comprises a second steam pipe, a second liquid pipe, and a single heat exchanger coupled between the second steam pipe and the second liquid pipe, wherein the single heat exchanger is coupled to all of the plurality of separate evaporators and supports cooling by all of the plurality of separate evaporators, wherein the evaporation section is in contact with a heat-emitting element of the heat-emitting electronic device, wherein the heat-emitting element comprises the electronic components, wherein the heat exchanger is disposed in the cabinet and is disposed opposite to the heat-emitting electronic devices, wherein one end of each second steam pipe is coupled to a respective first steam pipe in a pluggable manner, Wherein the other end of each second steam pipe is coupled to the heat exchanger, wherein one end of each second liquid pipe is coupled to a respective first liquid pipe in the pluggable manner, wherein the other end of the second liquid pipe is coupled to the heat exchanger, wherein the first pipelines, the second steam pipes, the second liquid pipes, and the heat exchanger together form a plurality of parallel loop heat pipes, wherein each loop heat pipe comprises a vacuum-pumping structure that creates a negative pressure state within the hem-pipe heat dissipation system, wherein each loop heat pipe comprises refrigerant inside each loop heat pipe, wherein a capillary structure is provided inside each evaporation section, and wherein the capillary structure provides a capillary suction force to enable the refrigerant to circulate in each loop heat pipe;
a plurality of liquid storage tanks, wherein each liquid storage tank comprises an inlet line and an outlet line, wherein both the inlet line and the outlet line are coupled to the second liquid pipe of one of the second pipelines, wherein each liquid storage tank stores the refrigerant and automatically regulates an amount of the refrigerant in the respective loop heat pipe according to a change in an amount of heat in an operating state; and
a backplane comprising a first side and a second side, wherein each first pipeline that cools the electronic components extends from the first side of the backplane to the second side of the backplane, and wherein a first pair of connectors ,a second pair of connectors, and each liquid storage tank are located between the second side of the backplane and the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,470,292

THERMAL INSULATION AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF COMPONENTS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A packaged electronic device comprising:a temperature controlled chamber;
a plurality of capillary tubes coupled to the temperature controlled chamber, wherein the plurality of capillary tubes support the temperature controlled chamber and operatively couple the temperature controlled chamber to an external structure; and
an outer shell having a low pressure chamber to house the temperature controlled chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,470,236

OPPORTUNISTIC PROGRESSIVE ENCODING

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A link-aware data system for communicating data between multiple data terminals and an aggregator terminal over communication links with changing link conditions, the system comprising:an aggregator terminal, adapted to receive data over a plurality of communication links and aggregate the data into an aggregate dataset; and
a plurality of data terminals remote from the aggregator terminal, each communicatively coupled with the aggregator terminal via at least a common one of the plurality of communication links, and comprising:
a receiver unit adapted to receive source data from a data source;
a link awareness unit, executed by one or more processors, adapted to generate a link condition defining a condition of the at least one of the plurality of communication links;
an adaptive coder unit, communicatively coupled with the receiver unit and the link awareness unit, and adapted to encode the source data into an encoded data signal as a function of the link condition; and
a transceiver unit, communicatively coupled with the adaptive coder unit, and adapted to transmit the encoded data signal over the at least one of the plurality of communication links,
wherein the aggregator terminal is adapted to receive data by receiving the encoded data signal over the at least one of the plurality of communication links.

US Pat. No. 10,470,341

MOVEMENT MANAGEMENT DEVICE, MOVEMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A movement management device comprising:a memory; and
a processor that is connected to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process including:
first specifying, when a data center includes separated areas of a first area in which a server rack is installed and a second area in which a worker operates a server rack, a worker who enters the second area, based on worker information stored in a database:
second specifying a target server rack to be operated by the specified worker from among a plurality of server racks installed in the first area based on the worker information including information related the target server rack to he operated by the worker; and
outputting a moving instruction to a drive control unit so as to move the specified target server rack from the first area to the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,470,338

COOLING SYSTEM

ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI...

1. A cooling system for cooling a circuit board comprising:a casing comprising at least two board slots and at least one cooling plate between the at least two board slots;
at least one cover placed on the circuit board to be secured to one of the at least two board slots; wherein the at least one cover comprises wedge slots;
a plurality of wedges in each of the wedge slots, wherein the plurality of wedges are between the at least one cover and the at least one cooling plate and provide thermal conductivity between the circuit board and the at least one cooling plate when the circuit board is placed into the one of the at least two board slots; and
at least one wedgelock, wherein the at least one wedgelock secures the circuit board to the one of the at least two board slots.

US Pat. No. 10,470,270

LIGHTING DEVICE LED MODULE WITH EFFECTS FOR COLOR TEMPERATURE TUNING AND COLOR TUNING

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a lighting device that comprises:
a housing, and
one or more light emitting diode (LED) modules positioned in an opening of the housing and configured to emit light away from the housing, each LED module comprising:
a substrate,
a plurality of module-level conductors, and
a plurality of LED sets, each of which comprises:
a first section including a first group of LEDs,
one or more additional sections, each including an additional group of LEDs,
a first conductive element that electrically connects the first section to a first one of the module-level conductors, and
one or more additional conductive elements, each of which electrically connects an additional section of one or more of the LED sets section to an additional one of the module-level conductors, wherein the first section and at least one of the one or more additional sections are configured to emit light of different luminescent properties; and
control circuitry that is configured to generate commands to control drive currents delivered to the first group of LEDs in each LED set and each additional group of LEDs in each LED set so that the lighting device emits light of a specified color temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,470,220

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:determining candidate base stations among base stations based on each of first channel states between the base stations and the terminal that is measured during a first time interval;
determining a base station for a random access among the candidate base stations based on each of second channel states between the candidate base stations and the terminal that is measured during a second time interval that is shorter than the first time interval; and
transmitting, to the base station, a signal for the random access based upon identifying that a value of second channel state between the determined base station and the terminal is larger than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,470,348

METHOD FOR POPULATING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

1. A method for populating printed circuit boards by means of a pick-and-place line, at which a set-up is made available;wherein a set-up family that comprises a plurality of printed circuit board types is associated with the set-up,
wherein component types are associated with the set-up, so that a printed circuit board of a printed circuit board type of a set-up family can be populated by means of components of the component types of the set-up;
wherein a first planning period is specified, and is divided into a plurality of second planning periods;
wherein each set-up can be implemented at one or a plurality of setting-up tables through the provision of stocks of the components of the associated component types;
wherein the number of available setting-up tables is limited;
wherein the set-ups are divided into fixed set-ups and variant set-ups,
wherein a fixed set-up is configured to remain implemented unchanged on one or a plurality of setting-up tables during the first planning period,
and a variant set-up is configured to be implemented only temporarily at the one or a plurality of setting-up tables during a second planning period,
the method comprising:
a) registering orders, each for populating a piece count of the printed circuit boards of the printed circuit board type with the components associated with the component types in a predetermined second planning period;
b) associating the component types with the fixed set-ups on the basis of all orders, wherein a fixed set-up family is associated with a fixed set-up, which fixed set up family comprises the printed circuit boards whose associated printed circuit boards can be fully populated with components of component types of the associated fixed set-up;
c) optimizing the association with reference to a maximization of a weighted combination of a production volume and a number of orders, wherein the number of orders corresponds to the number of orders that can be populated by means of the fixed set-up, wherein the production volume corresponds to the total of the production times of the orders that are included in the number of orders, and wherein the weighted combination comprises a total of the product of the number of orders with a first weighting factor and a product of the production volume and a second weighting factor;
d) for each second planning period:
associating the component types with the variant set-ups on the basis of orders of the respective second planning period;
determining a sequence in which the fixed set-ups or the variant set-ups should be set up at the pick-and-place line in order in each case to process the order;
e) determining a criterion that comprises the qualities of the determined sequences of all the second planning periods, wherein the criterion is based on the determined sequences of all the second planning periods, and comprises at least one of a minimization of a downtime, of a number of variant set-ups, of a number of setting-up procedures, of a number of set-up changes, or a weighted combination thereof;
f) determining an optimed weighting at which the criterion is optimized by repeating steps b.) to e.) with a changed weighting of the combination, wherein the steps b.) to e.) are repeated until the criterion has achieved a predetermined quality, or until a predetermined processing time has elapsed
g) ; and populating the printed circuit boards by means of the set-up that has been determined on the basis of the optimized weighting.

US Pat. No. 10,470,347

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

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,470,343

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE FOR RAILWAY VEHICLE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power conversion device for a railway vehicle defining a travel axis which includes first and second travel directions opposed to each other, comprising:a first radiation fin unit having a plurality of fin portions provided to extend along said travel axis of the railway vehicle for radiating heat from a body of the power conversion device loaded on the railway vehicle; and
a second radiation fin unit, arranged at a prescribed interval from the first radiation fin unit along the travel axis, having a plurality of fin portions provided to extend along the travel axis for radiating heat from the body of the power conversion device,
wherein the first radiation fin unit and the second radiation fin unit include a first air duct and second air ducts respectively, extending along the travel axis, formed by partially not providing the plurality of fin portions, for supplying a part of air taken from an end portion of either the first radiation fin unit or the second radiation fin unit depending upon the traveling direction of the vehicle, and circulated through the first air duct or the second air ducts to be discharged to the end portion of either the second radiation fin unit or the first radiation fin unit depending upon the traveling direction of the vehicle, and
outer end faces of the first radiation fin unit and the second radiation fin unit in a direction orthogonal to the travel axis are exposed in a side direction of the first radiation fin unit and the second radiation fin unit which is the direction orthogonal to the travel axis.

US Pat. No. 10,470,340

FLUE DEVICE FOR COMPUTER RACKS

Level 3 Communications, L...

19. A flue device for a computer rack, the flue device comprising:an elongate body comprising a plurality of segments, the plurality of segments defining a ventilation channel and comprising:
a top segment including an open end;
a bottom segment including a closed bottom; and
an intermediate segment disposed between the top segment and the bottom segment, the intermediate segment including a first open end having a first width and a second open end having a second width, the second width being different than the first width; and
a plurality of coupling features disposed along the elongate body, each coupling feature of the plurality of coupling features adapted to detachably couple the elongate body to at least one of the computer rack or at least one computing device retained within the computer rack,
wherein, when coupled, the elongate body extends in a substantially vertical direction with the open end extending upward to direct received exhaust air toward the open end.

US Pat. No. 10,470,331

CABINET FOR SERVER

SERVERCUBE, INC.

1. A cabinet assembly for a server, the cabinet assembly comprising:a front portion, a back portion, a first side portion, a second side portion, a top portion, and a bottom portion forming a cubical compartment when assembled therein;
a chassis arrangement having a plurality of legs that are attached to the bottom portion, wherein the chassis arrangement is used for mounting at least one motherboard of the server inside the cubical compartment, wherein the chassis arrangement is divided into a plurality of sections including at least a first top section and a second top section for mounting at least the one motherboard of the server, and wherein a size of the chassis arrangement is less than a size of the bottom portion such that there is a gap between the chassis arrangement and the first side portion and a gap between the chassis arrangement and the second side portion, when the chassis arrangement is attached to the bottom portion; and
a fan mounting bracket having a plurality of fan slots for mounting a plurality of fans for dissipating heat generated by the server, wherein the fan mounting bracket is attached to an outer surface of one of the first side portion or the second side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,470,322

CARD SOCKET COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

19. An electronic device, comprising a motherboard and a card socket component, the card socket component comprising:a housing having a through hole;
a bearing plate fixed in the housing and electrically connected to the motherboard;
a card holder having a tray and a baffle connected to the tray, the tray passing through the through hole of the housing and being slidably connected to the bearing plate; and
an elastic component comprising an elastic member and a lever, the lever being rotatably connected to the bearing plate, a first end of the lever abutting against the elastic member, and a second end of the lever abutting against the tray, the second end of the lever always providing an opposite elastic force for the card holder under the action of the elastic member,
the card socket component has a locking position in which the baffle of the card holder is locked onto the housing, and a unlocking position in which the baffle is unlocked from the housing and is pushed out from the housing under the action of the second end of the lever.

US Pat. No. 10,470,345

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SHIELD STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing comprising a first surface directed in a first direction and a second surface directed in a second direction opposite the first direction;
a printed circuit board included in the housing and comprising a first surface directed in the first direction and a second surface directed in the second direction;
at least one electronic component disposed on the first surface of the printed circuit board; and
at least one shield structure configured to electro-magnetically shield the at least one electronic component,
wherein the shield structure comprises:
a flexible sheet comprising a first sheet that covers the at least one electronic component and a second sheet that at least partially covers the space between the first sheet and the first surface of the printed circuit board;
at least one frame structure, comprising a first frame disposed on the first surface of the printed circuit board and a second frame disposed on the second surface of the printed circuit board, that supports the first and second sheets,
wherein the flexible sheet covers the first frame and the second frame;
wherein the first frame and the second frame comprises at least one first opening that is formed in at least a part of a first surface of the first frame and the second frame, the first surface being directed in the first direction, and the first frame and the second frame comprises at least one second opening that is formed in at least a part of a side surface of the first frame and the second frame,
wherein the first sheet is disposed to cover the at least one first opening, and
wherein the second sheet is substantially perpendicular to the first sheet and disposed to cover the at least one second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,470,344

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR FILTERING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

DJM ELECTRONICS, INC., S...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter comprising:a) a housing comprising at least one substantially enclosed compartment configured to be attached to an electromagnetically shielded enclosure;
b) at least one non-conductive based medium that transmits a signal between an inside of the electromagnetically shielded enclosure and an outside of said enclosure; and
c) at least one waveguide through which the at least one non-conductive based medium passes, wherein a ratio of a length to a smallest diameter of the at least one waveguide is greater than or equal to 3;
wherein the filter prevents or reduces radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference from passing between the inside of the electromagnetically shielded enclosure and the outside of said enclosure and the filter is configured to prevent or reduce radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference generated by the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,470,336

QUICK RELEASE FAN MODULE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A liftable and lockable fan, comprising:a housing having a side wall;
a tab mounted and integral in the side wall as a cutout, including an upwardly extending lower portion, an outwardly facing locking projection above the lower portion, and an inwardly facing surface above the outwardly facing locking projection;
the tab having a first tab position in which the outwardly facing locking projection extends from the side wall and is configured to engage with an exterior locking surface, and a second tab position in which the outwardly facing locking projection is at least partially retracted into the housing;
the housing having a recess above the outwardly facing locking projection;
and
a top cover rotatably mounted to the housing, including a handle on a first end of the cover, an arm on a second end of the cover;
wherein the top cover has a first cover position in which the arm is in the recess and the tab is in the first tab position, and a second cover position in which the cover extends upward to (a) allow the fan to be lifted by the handle, and (b) the arm pressures the tab from the first tab position to the second tab position,
wherein the cover includes an upper plate, a flange and the arm.

US Pat. No. 10,470,334

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRAY

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device comprising:a casing comprising an engaging portion; and
a tray disposed in the casing, the tray comprising:
a tray body comprising a side plate and a bottom plate;
a handle movably connected to the side plate, the handle comprising a first driving portion;
a sliding member movably connected to the side plate, the sliding member comprising a first driving groove and a second driving groove, the first driving portion being disposed in the first driving groove;
an elastic member, opposite ends of the elastic member being respectively connected to the side plate and the sliding member; and
a lock member movably connected to the bottom plate, the lock member comprising a second driving portion, a through hole and an engaging recess, the second driving portion being disposed in the second driving groove, the through hole being connected to the engaging recess, the engaging portion engaging with the engaging recess;
wherein when the handle moves along a first direction, the first driving portion presses a side wall of the first driving groove, such that the sliding member moves along a second direction and deforms the elastic member; when the sliding member moves along the second direction, a side wall of the second driving groove presses the second driving portion, such that the lock member moves along a third direction; after the lock member moves along the third direction, the engaging portion disengages from the engaging recess and is aligned with the through hole; the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction, and the third direction is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,470,318

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT PROTECTION WINDOW

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing a transparent protection window, the method comprising:preparing a preliminary transparent protection window;
bending at least one portion of the preliminary transparent protection window to form a first area extending in a first direction, a second area extending in a second direction different from the first direction and having a first surface and a second surface, and a third area connecting the first area to the second area and having a concave curved surface; and
removing at least one portion of the first and third areas such that the third area has a flat surface opposite to the concave curved surface thereof, wherein
a first thickness of the first area is less than a second thickness of the second area, and wherein:
the first surface of the second area is directly connected to the flat surface of the third area,
the second surface of the second area is directly connected to the concave curved surface of the third area, and
the first surface of the second area and the flat surface of the third area respectively face in different directions from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,470,263

DIMMABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DIMMING LIGHTING SYSTEMS

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light source;
an AC power input; and
an AC-DC converter having an input connected to the AC power input and an output configured to provide a DC voltage;
an AC detector having an input directly connected to an input of the AC-DC converter and an output configured to provide an indication whether AC power at the AC power input is switched on or off;
a dimming control module connected to the output of the AC detector and configured to generate a dimming control signal operative to change a brightness level of the light source from a first brightness level to a second brightness level in response to toggling of the AC power input within a predetermined time after the power signal is switched on;
a current supply module coupled to the dimming control module and the light source and configured to supply a level of current to the light source in response the dimming control signal output by the dimming control module; and
an energy storage element coupled to the current supply module and configured to maintain a supply of power to the current supply module while the power signal is toggled.

US Pat. No. 10,470,329

MULTI-COMPARTMENT ARC-GENERATING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT USING COMPRESSIBLE INTERCOMPARTMENT CABLE SEALS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An apparatus comprising:an enclosure comprising first and second abutting compartments, wherein the first compartment contains arc-generating medium-voltage equipment of an adjustable frequency drive and wherein the second compartment contains control circuitry of the adjustable frequency drive that is vulnerable to arc damage; and
at least one cable passing between the first and second compartments through a sealing multi-cable transit (MCT) mounted in a wall between the first and second compartments and configured to inhibit transmission of arc gases from the first compartment to the second compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,470,328

SENSOR HOUSING

ASM Automation Sensorik M...

1. A sensor, comprising:a tub shaped housing (3) integral in one piece besides an optionally provided cover (12),
an electronic circuit board (1) with an electronic circuit with electronic components (2a, b) arranged thereon,
a recess (4) that is open towards a front side (3.1) for receiving the electronic circuit board (1) formed by a base surface (4.1) and a side surface (4.2) that extends in a circumferential direction along the walls of the base surface (4.1),
wherein the housing (3) includes a flat, outer backside (3.2) which defines a main plane (3?) of the housing (3),
wherein at least one of at least two pass through openings (6a, b) extends respectively remote from the recess (4) transversal to the main plane (3?) through an attachment eyelet of the housing (3),characterized in thata diameter (d) of the pass through openings (6a, b) only has a maximum diameter so that
an interior space (4?) of the recess (4) does not deform when the housing (3) contacts an uneven contact surface with a backside (3.2) of the housing (3), when
a respective force (F) is applied at the housing (3) in a center of the pass through openings (6a, b) in a direction transversal to the main plane (3?), wherein the respective force is greater than a maximum tensile strength of a bolt (50) that is insertable through the respective pass though opening (6a, b) with a close fit.

US Pat. No. 10,470,327

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A system for the distribution of resources comprising;a housing comprising:
at least one water vapor distillation device for distilling source water into product water;
at least one power generating device;
at least one oven, wherein the oven is heated by waste heat from the power generating device;
at least one substantially enclosed source water reservoir configured to receive water from a source;
at least one product water reservoir configured to receive water from the at least one water vapor distillation device; and
at least one energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,470,325

MEDIA-TIGHT CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

CPT ZWEI GMBH, Hannover ...

1. A control device in a motor vehicle, comprising:a housing cover including a peripheral edge region:
a planar, electrical connecting apparatus with integrated conductor tracks;
a connecting seam formed by cohesively connecting the edge region of the housing cover to the connecting apparatus so as to form the connecting seam, the housing cover forms a cavity with the connecting apparatus;
at least one electronic component within the cavity, wherein the at least one electronic component is electrically connected to electronic components outside the cavity by way of the connecting apparatus; and
a polymer encapsulating the region of the connecting seam between the housing cover and the connecting apparatus by injection molding in a media-tight manner,
wherein the connecting apparatus is designed as a separate circuit carrier in an interior of the cavity,
wherein the at least one electronic component which is electrically connected to electronic components outside the cavity by a separate printed circuit board is arranged on the separate circuit carrier, and
wherein the separate circuit carrier and the separate printed circuit board are arranged on a common carrier plate which projects beyond the peripheral edge region of the housing cover.

US Pat. No. 10,470,302

ALUMINUM NITRIDE SUBSTRATE WITH GRAPHITE FOIL

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a main substrate that includes a signal path, wherein the signal path on the printed circuit board is parallel with an aluminum nitride (AlN) substrate; and
the AlN substrate comprising:
a metallization of silver-based deposition;
a first heat spreader forming a first lateral thermal dissipation path oriented parallel with the signal path on the printed circuit board, the first heat spreader comprising a first AlN thin film having a first layer of high-frequency polymer as a carrier substrate atop a first layer of graphite foil;
a second heat spreader forming a second lateral thermal dissipation path oriented parallel with the signal path on the printed circuit board, the second heat spreader comprising a second layer of graphite foil atop a second AlN thin film having a second layer of high-frequency polymer as a carrier substrate; and
an AlN core positioned between the first heat spreader and the second heat spreader;
wherein the first heat spreader and the second heat spreader are oriented parallel with one another on opposite sides of the AlN core such that the first layer of graphite foil sits atop the AlN core and the AlN core sits atop the second layer of graphite foil; and; and
wherein the AlN substrate is bonded to the main substrate that includes one or more additional layers of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,470,275

INFRARED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CONTROL CIRCUIT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A microcontroller for controlling a light emitting diode (LED), the microcontroller comprising:a firmware to configure the microcontroller to perform operations of:
determining that a deactivation condition from a set of one or more deactivation conditions is present, the set of one or more deactivation conditions comprising:
a software attestation deactivation condition that is met when software executing on a central processing unit coupled to the microcontroller fails an attestation; and
responsive to determining that the deactivation condition has been met, preventing activation of the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,470,268

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING DEVICE

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit comprising:a detecting circuit that detects whether an input of the driving circuit is a low frequency current or a high frequency current;
a first stage converter that converts the input of the driving circuit in providing a DC power for a light-emitting diode (LED) load coupled with the LED driving circuit;
a first feedback loop that converts a current from the LED load to a feedback voltage and feeds that feedback voltage back to the first stage converter when the detecting circuit detects that the input of the driving circuit is the low frequency current, wherein in the first feedback loop:
when the current of the LED load is larger than a target value, the feedback voltage decreases; and
when the current of the LED load is smaller than the target value, the feedback voltage increases; and
a second feedback loop that converts the current from the LED load to the feedback voltage and feeds that feedback voltage back to the first stage converter when the detecting circuit detects that the input of the driving circuit is the high frequency current, wherein in the second feedback loop:
when the current of the LED load is larger than the target value, the feedback voltage increases; and
when the current of the LED load is smaller than the target value, the feedback voltage decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,470,247

SUSCEPTOR FOR USE IN A FLUID FLOW SYSTEM

WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTU...

1. A conduit for use in carrying a fluid flow, the conduit comprising:at least one wall defining an outer boundary of a flow pathway of the conduit and configured to allow for fluid to flow through the conduit along a longitudinal flow path about which the at least one wall is disposed;
at least one heating element positioned within the flow pathway operable for heating the fluid flow flowing along the longitudinal flow path through the flow pathway; and
a susceptor arranged relative to the longitudinal flow radially between the at least one heating element and the at least one wall and about a maiority of a perimeter of the flow pathway, the susceptor adapted to absorb radiant energy from the at least one heating element and inhibit the radiant energy from radiating radially outward relative to the longitudinal flow path and being absorbed by the at least one wall of the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,470,231

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a control circuitry configured to:
control communication with a target information processing apparatus using a first communication mode;
control communication with the target information processing apparatus using a second communication mode;
establish a first connection with the target information processing apparatus using the first communication mode; and
prompt the target processing apparatus to execute, in parallel,
a first process for establishing a second connection with the target information processing apparatus using the second communication mode, and
a second process through the first connection after establishing the first connection with the target information processing apparatus but prior to completing, through the first connection, the establishing of the second connection, wherein the second process is a process executable by the target information processing apparatus to transmit a live-view image data to the information processing apparatus through the first connection.

US Pat. No. 10,470,202

CYCLICAL OBSTRUCTION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method comprising:establishing a communication session with a terminal for transmission of a packet via a protocol layer in a wireless communication system;
identifying that a communication channel used for communication with the terminal is intermittently obstructed;
determining a delay value for time-diversity for the communication with the terminal via the intermittently obstructed communication channel based at least in part on a packet characteristic of the packet and a blockage characteristic of the intermittently obstructed communication channel; and
transmitting the packet to the terminal via the intermittently obstructed communication channel at a first time and a duplicate packet at a second time, the second time following the first time by the delay value.

US Pat. No. 10,470,178

DEVICES FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHODS THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of data communication by a hub device for a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving guaranteed time slot (GTS) allocation requests including size information of data from a plurality of devices in operable communication with the hub device;
determining a superframe order (SO) regarding the plurality of devices based on the size information of the data received therefrom; and
allocating a GTS corresponding to the determined SO as a GTS of the plurality of devices,
wherein the GTS allocation requests, in response to a data size of the data being smaller than a first value, are included in a first data size field and, in response to the data size being greater than or equal to the first value, are included in a second data size field, and the first data size field and the second data size field are a data size field which indicates size information of data that each of the plurality of devices transmits to the hub device.

US Pat. No. 10,470,177

METHOD TO DETERMINE THE STARTING SUBFRAME OF DATA CHANNEL

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method comprising:(a) monitoring one or more control channel candidates by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network, wherein at least one control channel candidate occupies radio resources from a plurality of subframes;
(b) decoding a control channel intended for the UE and obtaining a subframe gap related to a starting subframe of a data channel for the UE, wherein the subframe gap is a number of consecutive subframes between the starting subframe of the data channel and a reference subframe; and
(c) determining the starting subframe of the data channel for the UE based on the decoded control channel and the subframe gap.

US Pat. No. 10,470,335

CONFIGURABLE MODULE GUIDES FOR MODULAR ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and sides defining an opening for receiving a plurality of removable electronic modules;
a guide slidably insertable into the frame to partition an upper or lower portion of the opening when inserted into the frame, wherein the guide comprises a first edge for slidable engagement with the top wall or the bottom wall; and
a lead screw extending from an opening in the guide spaced from a front end of the guide, to a back end of the guide for connecting the guide to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,470,333

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS FOR DIFFERENT SIZED SLEDS

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An adaptable chassis, comprising:a pair of side walls, each of the side walls having a flange on a front end and an opposite rear end;
a back wall attached to the rear ends of the side walls, the back wall including a plurality of registration features at different heights;
a plurality of movable shelves, each of the plurality of removable shelves having a front end and a back end, the back end including an engagement feature that engages one of the plurality of registration features at a desired height, the front end including a tab for contacting the flange of one of the side walls, wherein the flange includes a plurality of holes each corresponding to the plurality of registration features, and wherein the tab of each of the plurality of movable shelves includes a hole; and
an attachment mechanism inserted in one of the plurality of holes in the flange and the hole of the tab,
wherein the attachment mechanism is one of a quarter turn fastener, a thumb screw, or a screw.

US Pat. No. 10,470,332

SERVER CABINET

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A server cabinet comprising:a base plate;
a plurality of sidewalls;
a top plate; and
a plurality of reinforcing ribs; wherein:
the plurality of sidewalls are arranged surrounding the base plate and coupled between the top plate and the base plate to form a cavity;
a portion of each of the sidewalls defines a plurality of receiving grooves;
each of the plurality of reinforcing ribs is received within one of the plurality of receiving grooves and coupled to at least one of the sidewalls and the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,470,326

WATERTIGHT CAP AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic apparatus having a case with an installing recess provided therein, the installing recess being for receiving a watertight cap, wherein the watertight cap comprises:a cap body which is removably disposed in the installing recess of the case;
an insertion part having elastic force provided on the cap body, which is inserted in a through hole when the cap body is received in the installing recess of the case, the through hole being provided in the installing recess and penetrating from inside to outside of the case;
a watertight projection provided on a whole external peripheral surface of the insertion part, said watertight projection being pressed against a part of a surface defining the through hole in the case, when the insertion part is inserted in the through hole;
a reinforcing member embedded in the cap body and the insertion part so as to prevent the insertion part from deforming inwards; and
a hook part provided on the insertion part, said hook part protruding inside the case to engage with an edge of the surface defining the through hole, when the insertion part is inserted in the through hole of the case.

US Pat. No. 10,470,317

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board, the method comprising:forming a first adhesive layer on a first surface of a vibration unit, wherein the vibration unit comprises at least one piezoelectric material layer;
forming a first stacking structure on the first adhesive layer; and
applying a voltage to the at least one piezoelectric material layer to cause the at least one piezoelectric material layer to vibrate, such that the first stacking structure is separated from the vibration unit.

US Pat. No. 10,470,308

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUS...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly for establishing communication between a first electronic component and a second electronic component, the printed circuit board assembly comprising:a main printed circuit board comprising:
a first signal layer;
a first through hole and a second through hole; wherein both the first through hole and the second through hole are disposed in the first signal layer;
a first wire electrically coupled between the first electronic component and the first through hole; and
a second wire electrically coupled between the second electronic component and the second through hole;
a printed circuit sub-board comprising:
a second signal layer and a third wire;
a third through hole and a fourth through hole; wherein both the third through hole and the fourth through hole are disposed in the second signal layer, the third through hole is electrically coupled to the first through hole, the fourth through hole is electrically coupled to the second through hole, and the third through hole is electrically coupled to the fourth through hole through the third wire;
wherein the first through hole, the second through hole, the third through hole, and the fourth through hole each has an internal conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,470,307

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE WITH EMBEDDED HEAT SINK

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a main substrate, configured for mounting a component in a mounting location thereon and having a first cavity located below the mounting location;
a secondary substrate that is coupled to the main substrate and has a second cavity therein at the mounting location;
a device, mounted in the second cavity; and
a heat spreader comprising a ceramic compound, which is fitted into the first cavity and attached to the secondary substrate, and which is coupled to the device and to a heat sink, wherein the heat spreader is configured to protrude from the first cavity, beyond a surface of the main substrate that faces the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,470,296

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, PRINTED WIRING BOARD, AND DIFFERENTIAL TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a first semiconductor device configured to input and output a signal;
a second semiconductor device configured to input and output a signal; and
a printed wiring board having the first semiconductor device and the second semiconductor device mounted thereon, the printed wiring board comprising:
a first differential signal wiring formed of a pair of signal transmission lines, the first differential signal wiring connecting the first semiconductor device and the second semiconductor device to each other, wherein the pair of signal transmission lines forming the first differential signal wiring comprises a first signal transmission line and a second signal transmission line; and
a second differential signal wiring formed of a pair of signal transmission lines, the second differential signal wiring connecting the first semiconductor device and the second semiconductor device to each other and being arranged in parallel to the first differential signal wiring, the first differential signal wiring and the second differential signal wiring being arranged without any other differential wirings therebetween, wherein the pair of signal transmission lines forming the second differential signal wiring comprises a third signal transmission line and a fourth signal transmission line,
wherein the pair of signal transmission lines forming the first differential signal wiring are wired to have a relative arrangement in which, when viewed in plan from a direction perpendicular to a surface of the printed wiring board, the first signal transmission line and the second signal transmission line cross with each other at least once in the first differential signal wiring in a wiring direction thereof,
wherein the pair of signal transmission lines forming the second differential signal wiring are wired to have a relative arrangement in which, when viewed in plan from the direction perpendicular to the surface of the printed wiring board, the third signal transmission line and the fourth signal transmission line cross with each other at least once in the second differential signal wiring in a wiring direction thereof,
wherein the number of crossings of the pair of signal transmission lines forming the first differential signal wiring is equal to the number of crossings of the pair of signal transmission lines forming the second differential signal wiring, and
wherein each of the crossings of the pair of signal transmission lines forming the first differential signal wiring and corresponding one of the crossings of the pair of signal transmission lines forming the second differential signal wiring are arranged side by side.

US Pat. No. 10,470,295

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY

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

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first wiring pattern laid in a first layer such that, when a predetermined component is mounted in a predetermined mounting region, a first current path in a shape of an open ring that leads from a first end to a second end is formed;
a second wiring pattern laid in a second layer different from the first layer such that a second current path in a shape of an open ring that leads from a third end to a fourth end is formed;
a first conductive member formed between the second end and the third end; and
a second conductive member formed between the first end and the fourth end,
wherein the first and second wiring patterns are so laid that, as seen in plan views thereof respectively, a direction of a current flowing across the first current path and a direction of a current flowing across the second current path are opposite to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,470,293

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER WITH THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Lumentum Japan, Inc., Ka...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a dielectric layer; N pairs of differential signal vias which penetrate through the dielectric layer wherein N is an integer more than one;
N pairs of first strip conductors disposed on a first surface of the dielectric layer; a first ground conductor layer disposed in the dielectric layer forming N first differential transmission lines with the N pairs of first strip conductors and the dielectric layer;
N pairs of second strip conductors disposed on a second surface of the dielectric layer;
a second ground conductor layer disposed in the dielectric layer forming N of second differential transmission lines with the N pairs of second strip conductors and the dielectric layer, wherein the N pairs of first strip conductors and the N pairs of second strip conductors are connected to each other via the N pairs of differential signal vias; and
first and second ground conductor layers have first and second single openings to insulate the first and second ground conductor layers from the N pairs of differential signal vias, respectively, and
wherein the N pairs of differential signal vias penetrate through the first and second single openings and are arranged along one direction in the first and second single openings.

US Pat. No. 10,470,288

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. An article of manufacture comprising: a metallic assembly of an accelerator system that generates a high-energy ion beam,wherein said metallic assembly, when positioned in said accelerator system: i) partially intercepts said high-energy ion beam, and ii) is in a vacuum environment, and
wherein said metallic assembly comprises: i) at least one water cooling channel, and ii) a first metal component, a second metal component, and filler metal, wherein said filler metal attaches said first metal component to said second metal component at a joint.

US Pat. No. 10,470,287

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A system comprising:a) an accelerator sub-system that generates a high-energy ion beam, wherein said accelerator system comprises:
i) a high voltage dome;
ii) an ion beam generating component which is located inside said high voltage dome, and
iii) an accelerator component comprising an accelerator column; and
b) a water resistor sub-system comprising:
i) a water circulating component comprising water piping and a water reservoir,
ii) a water resistor element that runs along said accelerator column, wherein
said water resistor element comprises electrically non-conductive tubing fluidically linked to, or integral with, said water piping such that controlled conductivity water circulating in said water circulating component passes through said water resistor element.

US Pat. No. 10,470,267

AMBIENT LIGHT REGULATION METHODS

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lighting fixture comprising:an ambient light sensor configured to provide an ambient light sensor output;
a solid-state light source; and
control circuitry coupled to the ambient light sensor and the solid-state light source and configured to:
read the ambient light sensor output to obtain one or more initial ambient light level measurements;
determine a setpoint for the ambient light sensor output based on the one or more initial ambient light level measurements, the setpoint corresponding with a light intensity detected by the ambient light sensor;
determine a first value that is below the setpoint for the ambient light sensor output and a second value that is above the setpoint for the ambient light sensor output;
independently drive the solid-state light source to an output dimming level such that the ambient light sensor output falls between the first value and the second value; and
adjust the setpoint when changes to a drive current signal are detected while the ambient light sensor output falls between the first value and the second value.

US Pat. No. 10,470,254

RF ENERGY APPLICATION BASED ON ABSORPTION PEAKS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for processing an object in a cavity resonator by application of radiofrequency (RF) energy to the cavity resonator through a plurality of feeds, the apparatus comprising:a source of RF energy;
a detector configured to detect RF signals going out of the cavity resonator; and
a processor configured to receive input from the detector and control the source of RF energy to excite in the cavity resonator RF fields at different excitation setups based on the input received from the detector,wherein the processor is configured to:associate with each excitation setup a value of an absorbability indicator;
group excitation setups into a plurality of peaks based on values of absorbability indicator associated with each of the excitation setups;
select at least one peak among the plurality of peaks based on the values of the absorbability indicator associated with the excitation setups grouped into each peak; and
cause the source of RF energy to apply the RF energy to the cavity resonator based on the selection,wherein the excitation setups are multi-dimensional,wherein the source of RF energy comprises a plurality of synchronized RF energy sources controlled to feed the plurality of feeds with signals having a common frequency at one or both of a controlled phase difference and a controlled amplitude difference, andwherein the signals are emitted during overlapping time periods.

US Pat. No. 10,470,233

RLC DELIVERY FAILURE RESOLUTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a first node of a telecommunications network, the method comprising:in a Radio Link Control (RLC) controller of the first node:
attempting to transmit a plurality of RLC data Protocol Data Units (PDUs), each containing a respective part of a Service Data Unit (SDU), towards a second node of the telecommunications network;
detecting a failure to transmit a first RLC data PDU of the plurality of RLC data PDUs; and
notifying a Radio Access Control (RAC) controller of the first node of the failure;
in the RAC controller of the first node:
in response to receiving a dedicated control channel (DCCH) message from the second node subsequent to said notification, instructing the RLC controller to retransmit the SDU;
in the RLC controller of the first node:
in response to the instruction, transmitting a second RLC data PDU containing the part of the SDU contained within the first RLC data PDU towards the second node, wherein transmitting the second RLC data PDU comprises setting a flag on the second RLC data PDU to allow retransmission of the first RLC data PDU when a count of retransmission of the first RLC data PDU is above or equal to a threshold; and
in further response to the instruction, transmitting a receipt of delivery to the RAC controller when reception of all parts of the SDU has been positively acknowledged by the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,470,337

COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling device comprising:an immersion tank to store a coolant where an electronic component is immersed and cause the coolant to evaporate by heat from the electronic component into vapor;
a condenser tube including a starting end to which the vapor is supplied and a termination end from which the condensed vapor is discharged;
an isolating part arranged in a midway part of the condenser tube, the isolating part to isolate the condensed coolant from air and take out the air to outside of the condenser tube;
a coolant tank to accommodate the termination end of the condenser tube and the isolating part inside and store the coolant discharged from the condenser tube, the coolant tank including a hole through which air passes;
an air tube that has a starting end coupled to the coolant tank and a termination end coupled to the starting end of the condenser tube, the air tube to supply air from the coolant tank to the condenser tube;
a liquid tube to supply the coolant from the coolant tank to the immersion tank; and
a steam tube to supply the vapor from the immersion tank to the condenser tube.

US Pat. No. 10,470,321

REINFORCED EMISSIVE DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. An emissive display assembly, comprising:an emissive display element having a back side and a front side;
a circuit board associated with the emissive display element;
a display chassis housing the emissive display element, the display chassis further housing the circuit board, the display chassis having an aperture such that the front side of the emissive display element is viewable through the aperture;
a support plate held in place by the display chassis and positioned between the emissive display element and the circuit board, the support plate supporting the back side of the emissive display element such that, when a compressive force is applied to the front side of the emissive display element, the support plate restricts the emissive display element from bending more than a predetermined bending threshold;
at least one support structure positioned between the support plate and the circuit board, the at least one support structure configured to reinforce the support plate such that at least part of the compressive force is transferred to the at least one support structure, wherein the at least one support structure abuts or is mechanically coupled to the support plate and abuts or is mechanically coupled to the circuit board;
a rear cover mechanically coupled to a rear of the display chassis; and
at least one additional support structure positioned between the rear cover and the circuit board, the at least one additional support structure configured to reinforce the support plate such that at least part of the compressive force is transferred through the at least one support structure and the at least one additional support structure to the rear cover.

US Pat. No. 10,470,305

CONDUCTIVE STRANDS FOR FABRIC-BASED ITEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A conductive strand for carrying signals within a fabric, comprising:an elongated conductive core;
an intermediate layer that covers the elongated conductive core, wherein the intermediate layer has recesses that pass entirely through the intermediate layer; and
a conductive coating on the intermediate layer that extends through the recesses in the intermediate layer to directly contact the elongated conductive core.

US Pat. No. 10,470,300

GLASS PANEL FOR WIRING BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A glass panel for a wiring board, comprising:a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being opposite to the first surface; and
an alignment mark constituted by a plurality of through holes each penetrating the glass panel from the first surface to the second surface,
at least one of the plurality of through holes being configured such that a first diameter “t1” of a first opening at the first surface, a second diameter “t2” of a second opening at the second surface, and a minimum diameter “t3” between the first surface and the second surface satisfy t1>t3 and also t2>t3,wherein the plurality of through holes constituting the alignment mark are provided on an outer periphery of a certain graphic pattern, or on the outer periphery of the certain graphic pattern and also within the certain graphic pattern,wherein the plurality of through holes provided on the outer periphery of the certain graphic pattern include a first through hole and a second through hole,
wherein a distance between centers of the first openings of the first through hole and the second through hole at the first surface is greater than or equal to 1 mmwherein the first through hole and the second through hole are provided on a first straight line,wherein the plurality of through holes provided on the outer periphery of the certain graphic pattern further include a third through hole and a fourth through hole that are provided on a second straight line that is perpendicular to the first straight line and also that passes through a midpoint between the first through hole and the second through hole on the first straight line, and
wherein a distance between centers of the first openings of the third through hole and the fourth through hole at the first surface is greater than or equal to 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,470,283

DISCHARGE METHOD AND CIRCUIT FOR USB CONNECTOR

Semiconductor Components ...

1. A discharge circuit for discharging a voltage from a pin of a USB connector, the discharge circuit comprising:a discharge load coupled to the pin and configured to discharge the voltage on the pin;
a first control circuit coupled to the discharge load and configured to adjust a magnitude of the discharge load during discharging, such that a power consumption of the discharge load meets a first preset condition, and a discharge time is within a first preset range, the first preset condition indicating that the generated power consumption does not trigger Over Temperature Protection (OTP); and
a second control circuit coupled to the discharge load and configured to detect whether the voltage of the pin is changed based on a reference voltage during discharging and adjust the magnitude of the discharge load in response to the change, such that a slew rate of the voltage of the pin is within a second preset range.

US Pat. No. 10,470,255

RF ENERGY APPLICATION BASED ON ELECTROMAGNETIC FEEDBACK

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for processing an object in a cavity by application of radio frequency (RF) energy via a plurality of radiating elements, the apparatus comprising:a source of RF energy, configured to supply RF energy to the plurality of radiating elements at controlled frequencies and phase differences;
a phase modulator;
a controller configured to:
control the phase modulator to determine the phase differences among the RF energy supplied to the plurality of radiating elements; and
cause the source of RF energy to apply a first amount of RF energy to the cavity at a first plurality of excitation setups by applying RF energy via the plurality of the radiating elements at a common frequency and during overlapping time durations at the determined phase differences;
at least one detector connected to the plurality of radiating elements; and
said at least one detector being configured to detect, for each radiating element of the plurality of radiating elements, a parameter indicative of a relation between power output from the cavity to each radiating element and power input from each radiating element to the cavity;
wherein the controller is further configured to:
select at least one excitation setup not included in the first plurality of excitation setups based on the parameters detected by the at least one detector during the application of the first amount of RF energy; and
cause the source to apply a second amount of RF energy to the cavity at the selected at least one excitation setup.

US Pat. No. 10,470,244

SIGNAL BOOSTER WITH COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTIONS

WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC, ...

1. A repeater, comprising:a first coaxial cable with a first defined connection;
a repeater unit communicatively coupled to the first coaxial cable via the first defined connection; and
a controller configured to adjust a gain or output power of the repeater unit that accounts for known losses on the first coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,470,237

SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY CONTINUITY AND QUALITY

Suitable Technologies, In...

1. A computerized method, comprising:connecting a wireless adaptor to a mobile controller, the wireless adaptor running in a background scanning mode wherein connectivity is maintained between the mobile controller and a remote controller on a first channel while scanning is conducted to seek an alternate connection between the mobile controller and the remote controller on a second channel;
scanning with the wireless adaptor to automatically find available wireless access points and check the signal strength thereof;
automatically connecting the wireless adaptor with the available wireless access point that has the strongest signal strength using the first channel;
while retaining connectivity with the remote controller through the first channel, automatically continue scanning with the wireless adaptor using the second channel to try to find an alternative access point and check the signal strength thereof;
automatically compare with the wireless adaptor the signal strength of the access point connected through the first channel with the signal strength of the alternative access point available through the second channel; andautomatically maintain connectivity with the wireless adaptor between the mobile controller and remote controller through the channel associated with the access point that has the highest signal strength to maintain wireless connectivity between a mobile controller and a remote controller, wherein in the background scanning mode, data is alternated through a single wireless transmitter from both the first channel and the second channel based upon a time interval, wherein the data is alternated in bit packets based upon a predetermined bit packet size.

US Pat. No. 10,470,235

METHOD FOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY CONTINUITY AND QUALITY

Suitable Technologies, In...

1. A computerized system comprising:a mobile controller;
a remote controller;
first and second wireless adaptors operatively coupled to the mobile controller and configured to operate independently such that:
a. one is scanning for a connection between the mobile controller and the remote controller while the other retains a connection between the mobile controller and the remote controller;
b. they operate to automatically:
a. scan to find available wireless access points;
b. connect to the remote controller through a first wireless access point with the first wireless adaptor and evaluate the connectivity of the connection;
c. while retaining connectivity with the remote controller through the first wireless adaptor, connect to the remote controller through a second wireless access point with the second wireless adaptor and evaluate the connectivity of the connection;
d. compare the evaluated connectivities of the first and second wireless adaptors to find a highest evaluated connection and a lowest evaluated connection; and
e. maintain connectivity between the mobile controller and remote controller through the highest evaluated connection,
wherein the mobile controller is configured to evaluate the connectivity of the connection with first or second channel based at least in part upon a factor selected from the group consisting of: latency, packet loss, and financial cost of connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,470,232

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A near-end user terminal comprising:a first network interface configured to establish a first connection between the near-end user terminal and a packet switched network (PSN);
a second network interface configured to establish a second connection between the near-end user terminal and a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN);
a processor; and
a memory in communication with the processor, the memory comprising executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the near-end user terminal to perform functions of:
establishing, using the first network interface, the first connection between the near-end user terminal and the PSN for a call with a far-end user terminal connected to the PSN;
determining that the first connection experiences a failure during the call;
determining that the far-end user terminal is not allocated with a PSTN number;
sending, to a server providing a packet-switched communication service, a request for a gateway PSTN number to be temporarily allocated to the far-end terminal for a PSTN fallback; and
establishing, using the second network interface, the second connection between the near-end user terminal and the PSTN for the call with the far-end user terminal, the call established via the second connection being routed to the far-end user terminal via the PSN based on the gateway PSTN number allocated to the far-end user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,470,228

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE LINK SIGNAL BASED ON LOCATION OF UE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a Device-to-Device (D2D) link signal at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising;determining whether a location of the UE is within a coverage area of a serving cell or not;
generating a D2D link control signal using a result of the determination; and
selecting time resources used for D2D link signal based on whether a counterpart UE is located within coverage of an eNode B (eNB) or not;
transmitting, to the counterpart UE, the D2D link control signal,
wherein the result of the determination is used for generating the D2D link control signal regardless of whether the location of the UE is within the coverage area or not,
wherein, when the counterpart UE is located within the coverage of the eNB and performs a communication with the eNB, the UE does not transmit the D2D link signal to the counterpart UE while the counterpart UE performs the communication with the eNB, and
wherein, when the counterpart UE is not located within the coverage of the eNB, the UE transmits the D2D link signal to the counterpart UE.

US Pat. No. 10,470,225

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCE THE USER EXPERIENCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR PROXIMITY-BASED PEER-TO-PEER MOBILE COMPUTING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of searching for a second device to provide a service that a first device is attempting to establish, comprising:sending a search profile and a capabilities profile from the first device to the second device using near field communication (NFC), the search profile including criteria describing the service the first device is attempting to establish, the capabilities profile including data exchange compatibility and supported network connectivity of the first device;
receiving a score from the second device, the score indicating a closeness of a match between the search profile and the capabilities profile and one or more services and capabilities of the second device; and
determining whether to connect with the second device to establish the service based on the received score.

US Pat. No. 10,470,224

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, REPEATER, WIRELESS TERMINAL, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Kan...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a wireless-communication repeater; and
first and second wireless terminals for wirelessly communicating with the repeater, wherein,
when the first wireless terminal is assigned to the repeater, and the second wireless terminal attempts to be assigned to the repeater,
the second wireless terminal transmits a presence notification;
when receiving the presence notification, the first wireless terminal transmits an invitation request based on the presence notification to the repeater;
when receiving the invitation request, further receiving the presence notification, and confirming that the invitation request and the presence notification both pertain to the second wireless terminal, the repeater transmits a connection start request to the second wireless terminal;
when receiving the connection start request, the second wireless terminal transmits a connection start response to the repeater; and
connection is started between the repeater and the second wireless terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,470,223

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication device, comprising:a transceiver, the transceiver configured to send a transmission frame to a second communications device wherein the transmission frame comprises a first part and a second part, wherein the transceiver sends the first part of the transmission frame by using a first quantity of subcarriers, wherein the transceiver sends the second part of the transmission frame by using a second quantity of subcarriers, and wherein the first quantity is not equal to the second quantity, and wherein a subcarrier spacing of the first part is greater than a subcarrier spacing of the second part;
wherein a transmission bandwidth used by the first part of the transmission frame and the second part of the transmission frame are equal;
wherein the first part of the transmission frame comprises a preamble part of the transmission frame, wherein the second part of the transmission frame comprises a data part of the transmission frame, and wherein the preamble part of the transmission frame carries information required for the second communications device to demodulate the second part of the transmission frame;
wherein the information required for the second communication device to demodulate the second part of the transmission frame includes:
MCS information of the second part of the transmission frame; and
wherein the data part of the transmission frame includes control information and data information, wherein the control information includes at least scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 10,470,212

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CHANNEL ACCESS IN UNLICENSED BAND

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for performing downlink transmission in a specific cell by a base station in a cellular wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) responses for downlink transmission(s) in a reference subframe of the specific cell;
setting contention window sizes of a plurality of priority classes for a transmission in the specific cell;
selecting a random number N within a contention window size of a particular priority class among the plurality of priority classes; and
performing, after sensing a channel on which a downlink transmission of the particular priority class is to be performed being idle for at least N slot periods, the downlink transmission of the particular priority class on the channel,
wherein the setting contention window sizes comprises:
increasing contention window size of every priority class of the plurality of priority classes to a next higher allowed value in response to a ratio of negative acknowledgement (NACK) among the plurality of HARQ-ACK responses being equal to or more than a reference value, wherein the increased contention window size of every priority class is maintained, and
setting the contention window size of every priority class of the plurality of priority classes to a minimum value in response to the ratio of the NACK among the plurality of HARQ-ACK responses being less than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,470,210

METHOD FOR PERFORMING RLC RETRANSMISSION BASED ON CONTENTION-BASED PUSCH IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity of the UE, a MAC Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including at least one Radio Link Control (RLC) PDU received from a RLC entity and an identifier of the UE using a Contention-Based (CB) grant to an e-NodeB (eNB);
determining, by the MAC entity of the UE, whether the MAC PDU transmission using the CB grant is failed or not;
indicating, by the MAC entity of the UE, that transmission of each RLC PDU in the MAC PDU using the CB grant is failed or successful according to the determining to a corresponding RLC entity of the UE which transmits the each RLC PDU;
waiting, by the RLC entity of the UE, for reception of a RLC status report including ACK for a corresponding RLC PDU from the eNB when the RLC entity of the UE receives the indication that transmission of the corresponding RLC PDU in the MAC PDU using the CB grant is successful from the MAC entity of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,470,209

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CHANNEL ACCESS IN UNLICENSED BAND

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for performing downlink transmission in a specific cell by an apparatus in a cellular wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) feedback for downlink channel transmission(s) of the specific cell, wherein the downlink channel transmission(s) are included in one or more adjacent subframes on the specific cell which are most recently transmitted before the downlink transmission;
determining a contention window based on HARQ-ACK value(s) of HARQ-ACK feedback corresponding to downlink channel transmission(s) in specific subframe(s) among the one or more adjacent subframes, wherein when a ratio of negative acknowledgement (NACK) of the HARQ-ACK value(s) is equal to or more than a reference value, the contention window is increased to a next higher allowed value, and when the ratio of the NACK of the HARQ-ACK value(s) is less than the reference value, the contention window is reset to a minimum value,
generating a random number N (N?0) in the determined contention window; and
performing the downlink transmission in the specific cell after sensing a channel on the specific cell at least for N slots while the channel on the specific cell is idle,
wherein the specific subframe is a first one subframe for which HARQ-ACK feedback is available among the one or more adjacent subframes in response to the first one subframe being a full subframe, and
wherein the specific subframes are first two subframes for which HARQ-ACK feedback is available among the one or more adjacent subframes in response the first one subframe being a partial subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,470,194

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING INTERFERENCE DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for detecting interference downlink control information of a terminal having an interference cancellation capability in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, information on candidate transmission modes or schemes of the interference downlink control information;
reporting a capability of a maximum number of times of decoding the interference downlink control information of the terminal to the base station;
receiving, from the base station, information informing that a transmission mode or scheme of the interference downlink control information is one of the candidate transmission modes or schemes, or informing that the transmission mode or scheme of the interference downlink control information is the same as a desired downlink control information for the terminal; and
detecting the interference downlink control information by searching a search space only for the downlink control information of the informed transmission mode or scheme of the interference downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,470,324

SECURING FRAME FOR A USB CONNECTOR

1. A securing frame for a USB housing connector of a housing of an electronic device, comprising:means for attaching to the electronic device; and
a plurality of mutually connected protective wall segments arranged in a substantially U-shaped arrangement which surround the USB housing connector, the U-shaped arrangement having an open end when the securing frame is attached to the electronic device, the open end structured to allow a USB complementary connector to be connected or disconnected to the USB housing connector without removing the securing frame, and at least one protective wall segment extending at least partially away from the housing of the electronic device when the securing frame is attached to the electronic device near the USB housing connector;
wherein at least one of the protective wall segments has a guide rail for engaging in a groove of a housing of a connector module which comprises the USB complementary connector at one end.

US Pat. No. 10,470,289

TARGET FOR NEUTRON-GENERATING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Yagami Co., Ltd., Nagoya...

1. A target for a neutron-generating device that generates neutrons by using a 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction while lithium as a target material is irradiated with proton beams accelerated by an accelerator, the target comprising:a metal substrate that retains the target material; and
a metal thin film for sealing that seals the target material onto the metal substrate at a retention surface side holding the target material,
the metal substrate comprising: on the retention surface side,
a frame portion; and
an embossed structure comprising:
a plurality of discrete island portions surrounded by the frame portion and regularly arranged in lateral and longitudinal directions, the island portions having the same height as the frame portion; and
a recessed portion that is created by decreasing a thickness of a region other than the frame portion and the plurality of island portions by a thickness of the target material,
wherein the metal thin film for sealing is bonded to surfaces of the frame portion and the plurality of island portions and configured to keep a thickness of the target material even when the target material is melted while being irradiated with the proton beams,
wherein the metal thin film for sealing is configured to seal the target material onto the recessed portion of the metal substrate, and the target material is tightly attached to the metal thin film for sealing.

US Pat. No. 10,470,243

IMPLEMENTING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

NEC Corporation, (JP)

1. A system for implementing a wireless communication network, comprising:a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) forming a wireless multi-hop mesh network constituting a backhaul in an airspace, a given one of the plurality of UAVs being configured to perform operations including:
obtaining one or more first locations of one or more respective user equipment devices (UEs), including sampling a plurality of second locations of the given UAV in the airspace, using one or more reference signal channel measurements from the one or more UEs to estimate a range from time of flight from each of the plurality of second locations to the one or more UEs, and employing trilateration to estimate the one or more first locations;
determining at least one UAV configuration for optimized coverage performance of the one or more UEs in a terrestrial coverage zone corresponding to the wireless multi-hop mesh network, including constructing a radio frequency (RF) map of the airspace based on the one or more first locations, and determining the UAV configuration for delivering the optimized coverage performance in the terrestrial coverage zone based on the constructed RF map; and
coordinating an optimization of the backhaul based at least in part on the at least one UAV configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,470,226

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RADIO LINK MONITORING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing radio link monitoring (RLM) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying a first subband for the RLM by the UE, the UE being configured to use the first subband at a predetermined time, wherein the first subband for the RLM corresponds to a preconfigured part of a system transmission bandwidth;
determining a radio link quality by using a reference signal received in the first subband;
determining whether a radio link failure has occurred or not by comparing the radio link quality of the first subband with a threshold;
switching the first subband for the RLM to a second subband for the RLM after elapse of a time period; and
determining a radio link quality by using a reference signal received in the second subband.

US Pat. No. 10,470,222

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION (SI) REQUEST THROUGH A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A User Equipment (UE), comprising:a wireless transceiver, configured to perform wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network; and
a controller, configured to initiate a random access procedure with the service network by controlling the wireless transceiver to perform wireless transmission using at least one of a random access preamble configured for System Information (SI) request, and a corresponding Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) time-frequency resource allocated for the random access preamble, and receive a random access response, which comprises a Random Access Preamble Identifier (RAPID) only and does not comprise a Timing Advance (TA) command, an uplink grant, and a temporary Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI), from the service network via the wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,470,221

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL FOR MTC AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a random access procedure by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting coverage enhancement, the method comprising:transmitting, by the UE, a random access preamble;
repeatedly receiving, by the UE, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) scheduling a random access response (RAR) in response to the random access preamble,
wherein starting subframe information for repeatedly receiving the PDCCH scheduling the RAR is signaled through a system information block (SIB);
receiving, by the LTE, the RAR scheduled by the PDCCH;
repeatedly transmitting, by the UE, a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the RAR,
wherein repetition number information for the PUSCH is signaled through the RAR; and
repeatedly receiving, by the UE, a PDCCH scheduling a contention resolution message in response to the PUSCH,
wherein starting subframe information for repeatedly receiving the PDCCH scheduling the contention resolution message is signaled through the SIB.

US Pat. No. 10,470,197

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSIGNING ANTENNA CONFIGURATIONS FOR RELAY BASED HETNETS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling an access node comprising:prioritizing a plurality of wireless devices;
monitoring a position of a relay-capable wireless device and positions of the prioritized wireless devices;
determining the position of the relay-capable wireless device meets a first distance criteria and the position of prioritized wireless devices meets a second distance criteria;
assigning the relay-capable wireless device to a carrier aggregation configuration or an antenna diversity configuration based on the position of the relay-capable device and the position of the prioritized wireless devices; and
assigning the prioritized wireless devices to the antenna diversity configuration or the carrier aggregation configuration based on the position of the prioritized wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,470,184

LTE-BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR THE M-LMS BAND

NextNav, LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for transmitting positioning signals, the method comprising:generating a grid of resource elements, the resource elements within the grid being grouped into physical resource blocks (PRBs);
organizing the PRBs in slots, each slot having a number of the PRBs; and
transmitting a signal used for positioning in at least 120 contiguous slots in a continuous transmission at a frequency within a frequency band allocated for determining position, wherein transmitting the slots includes transmitting the slots in at least 60 consecutive subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,469,969

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MULTIMEDIA SIGNALS

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for processing a multimedia signal, the method comprising:receiving a multimedia signal having a plurality of subbands;
receiving one or more proto-type filter coefficients for filtering the multimedia signal;
converting the proto-type filter coefficients into a set of subband filter coefficients for each subband;
individually truncating the set of subband filter coefficients for each subband based on a filter order obtained by at least partially using energy decay time information determined for each subband from the set of subband filter coefficients, wherein the filter order determines a truncation length of the set of subband filter coefficients, and the filter order is determined to be variable in a frequency domain according to the energy decay time information of each subband; and
filtering the multimedia signal by using the truncated set of subband filter coefficients corresponding to each subband signal.

US Pat. No. 10,468,848

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH ANTI-SHORTING STRUCTURE AND METHOD MAKING THE SAME

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a pair of terminal modules sandwiching a metallic shielding plate therebetween in a vertical direction, each of said terminal modules including a plurality of terminals integrally formed within an insulator via an insert-molding process;
a pair of metallic shells commonly sandwiching the pair of terminal modules therebetween in the vertical direction;
an insulative front housing applied upon the pair of metallic shells via an over-molding process with assistance of a set of positioning holes;
an insulative rear housing applied upon the front housing via another over-molding process with assistance of another set of positioning holes; wherein
the set of positioning holes are filled with material of the rear housing if the set of positioning holes are transversely offset from said another set of positioning holes; both the set of positioning holes and said another set of positioning holes are filled with glue if the set of positioning holes are aligned with said another set of positioning holes in the vertical direction, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,466,502

LENS DRIVING DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LENS DRIVING DEVICE

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

1. A lens driving device, comprising:a movable unit including:
a lens holding member configured to hold a lens member;
a first driving mechanism configured to move the lens holding member in an optical axis direction;
a suspension wire configured to support the movable unit in a direction intersecting the optical axis direction;
a base member disposed below the movable unit, the base member having a base portion and a thin portion, wherein a lower face of the thin portion is positioned above a lower face of the base portion;
a wall portion forming a step that connects the thin portion and the base portion;
a second driving mechanism configured to move the movable unit in a direction intersecting the optical axis direction;
wherein the base member is comprised of a synthetic resin material, and includes a through hole provided in the thin portion through which the suspension wire is inserted; and
a plated metal portion comprised of a metal film at least around the through hole and on an inner face of the through hole; and
wherein a lower end of the suspension wire is soldered to the plated metal portion.

US Pat. No. 10,465,999

HANDGUN WITH FORWARD ASSIST

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. A handgun comprising:a frame with a distal frame portion and a proximal frame portion, the frame configured to house a fire control group and having frame rails extending longitudinally along a top of the frame;
a slide displaceable along the frame rails between a recoil position and a battery position, the slide defining a catch surface; and
a forward assist assembly constructed and arranged to exert a force in a distal direction on the slide only when the slide is within a predetermined distance from the battery position.

US Pat. No. 10,464,675

IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS THAT CONSTRAIN BLUETOOTH CONNECTION SETUP THROUGH DOCKING STATIONS

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. An entertainment system comprising:a docking station comprising a wired interface;
a display unit comprising:
a video display device; and
a processor that is connected to communicate through a Bluetooth transceiver and through the wired interface of the docking station;
a wireless controller comprising:
a processor connected to communicate through a wired interface; and
a Bluetooth transceiver, the wireless controller configured to be releasably docked in the docking station to communicatively connect the wired interfaces of the wireless controller and the docking station, while docked in the docking station the processor of the wireless controller and the processor of the display unit are configured to communicate through the wired interfaces of the wireless controller and the docking station to establish a Bluetooth connection between the Bluetooth transceivers of the wireless controller and the display unit,
wherein the processor of the wireless controller does not operate to establish the Bluetooth connection using communications through the Bluetooth transceiver of the wireless controller, and
wherein the processor of the wireless controller executes a Bluetooth encapsulation module that causes the processor of the wireless controller to:
intercept Bluetooth messages sent from a Bluetooth module to the Bluetooth transceiver of the wireless controller;
determine that the Bluetooth messages relate to establishing a Bluetooth connection;
responsive to determining that the Bluetooth messages relate to establishing the Bluetooth connection, encapsulate a Bluetooth message determined to relate to establishing a Bluetooth connection into a transport message;
communicate the transport message to the processor of the display unit through the wired interfaces of the wireless controller and the docking station; and
prevent the Bluetooth message determined to relate to establishing the Bluetooth connection from being transmitted via the Bluetooth transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,463,316

MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical information processing system comprising:setting circuitry configured to set a region of interest in a three-dimensional image that is generated by emitting X-rays to a breast of a subject and imaging the breast from different directions;
generating circuitry configured to generate reference information in which positional information about the region of interest is associated with a schematic diagram of the breast; and
output control circuitry configured to cause output circuitry to output the reference information.

US Pat. No. 10,470,323

HINGE STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A hinge structure, comprising:a first base;
a second base, disposed opposite to the first base;
at least one first linking rod, having a first pivot part, a first sliding part opposite to the first pivot part, and a second pivot part located between the first pivot part and the first sliding part, wherein the first pivot part is pivoted to the first base, and the first sliding part is slidably connected to the second base;
a second linking rod, disposed at a side of the first linking rod and having a second sliding part, a shaft part opposite to the second sliding part, a third pivot part located between the second sliding part and the shaft part, and a fourth pivot part located between the second sliding part and the third pivot part, wherein the second sliding part is slidably connected to the first base, the third pivot part is pivoted to the second base, and the second pivot part is pivoted to the fourth pivot part; and
a torque assembly, having a sleeve part and a connection part opposite to each other, wherein the sleeve part is sleeved on the shaft part and configured to generate torque during rotation with respect to the shaft part, and the connection part is connected to the second base.

US Pat. No. 10,470,319

WINDOW AND A DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a window disposed on the display panel, the window including a transmission area configured to transmit the image and a non-transmission area adjacent to the transmission area; and
a case member configured to receive the display panel, the case member coupled to the window,
wherein the window comprises:
a base member overlapping the transmission area and the non-transmission area and having a substantially flat plate shape;
a protective member disposed on the base member, the protective member comprising:
a first portion overlapping the non-transmission area and having a first upper surface; and
a second portion overlapping the transmission area and connected to the first portion,
wherein the first upper surface is curved; and
a coupling member disposed between the protective member and the base member, wherein the protective member is spaced apart from the base member, wherein the base member includes material that is different from that of the protective member.

US Pat. No. 10,470,309

INDUCTOR AND CAPACITOR INTEGRATED ON A SUBSTRATE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device, comprising:a substrate comprising first and second surfaces opposite each other and a plurality of vias through the substrate, the vias comprising a plurality of sidewalls in the substrate;
a third conductor on the first surface of the substrate;
a capacitor on the third conductor, the capacitor comprising:
a first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer; and
an insulator layer comprising a dielectric material between the first and second conductive layers; and
an inductor, comprising a magnetic core, the magnetic core comprising:
a first magnetic layer disposed on the first surface of the substrate; and
an insulator layer disposed over the first magnetic layer, the insulator layer of the inductor comprising the same dielectric material as the insulator layer of the capacitor,
wherein the capacitor and the magnetic core of the inductor are fabricated simultaneously; and
a first conductor comprising at least a first conductor portion disposed over but not in contact with the first magnetic layer and at least a second conductor portion extending over at least one of the sidewalls of at least one of the vias of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,470,299

POWER SIGNAL TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE AND DESIGN METHOD THEREOF

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A power signal transmission structure, adapted for a circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the power signal transmission structure comprising:a first power electrode, disposed on the first surface and having a plurality of power pad regions for receiving a power signal;
a second power electrode, disposed on the second surface; and
a plurality of vias, penetrating the circuit board to electrically connect the first power electrode and the second power electrode, the vias arranged based on a current direction of the power signal to balance the current received by the vias; and
a plurality of first conductor isolation rings individually surrounding the vias closest to the respective power pad regions, and the plurality of first conductor isolation rings located between the respective vias surrounded by the plurality of first conductor isolation rings and the respective power pad regions,
wherein the vias comprise a plurality of first vias and a plurality of second vias, the first vias are arranged in arcs with openings toward central points of the respective power pad regions, the first vias are disposed among the second vias with respect to a direction perpendicular to the current direction, and the second vias and the first vias form a W shape.

US Pat. No. 10,470,297

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED...

1. A printed circuit board, which is configured to be disposed on an inner surface of an airtight case having an opening so as to hermetically cover the opening, comprising:a base film having insulation properties and flexibility,
a pair of conductive patterns disposed on both surfaces of the base film,
a pair of coverlays disposed on outer surfaces of the pair of conductive patterns, and
a shielding layer disposed on an outer surface of one of the pair of coverlays,
wherein the shielding layer contains a liquid crystal polymer as a main component and is placed at least in a region covering the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,470,290

COATING FOR LIMITING SUBSTRATE DAMAGE DUE TO DISCRETE FAILURE

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a component operatively coupled to a substrate in a first position;
a coating applied to the component and positioned adjacent to the substrate, the coating comprising:
a material in a first phase having a transition temperature, wherein the transition temperature of the material is about 270 degrees Celsius;
responsive to exposure of the coating to a thermal event meeting or exceeding the transition temperature, the material subject to a phase change from the first phase to a second phase, wherein the phase change interrupts a solder joint; and
the phase change to alter the position of the component from the first position to a second position, wherein the second position is a separation of the component from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,470,286

TORCHES AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method of reducing degradation of a torch configured to sustain an atomization source, the method comprising providing a torch comprising a hollow cylindrical outer tube comprising an entrance end and an exit end, in which the torch is configured to desolvate sample at the entrance end of the torch and to sustain an atomization source within the exit end of the torch, in which the entrance end and the exit end of the torch are coupled to each other through at least one material, in which the entrance end of the torch comprises a non-refractory material, and in which a terminal end of the exit end of the torch comprises at least one refractory material, and wherein material at the entrance end of the torch is different than material at the terminal end of the torch and different than the at least one material that couples the exit end of the torch and the entrance end of the torch.

US Pat. No. 10,470,271

LED DRIVING CIRCUIT WITH MEMORY FUNCTION FOR BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT AND COLOR TUNING

Shanghai Huxing Technolog...

1. An electronic driving circuit for use with a lamp module, the lamp module comprising a plurality of lamp groups, said driving circuit comprising:a voltage converter having an input to receive a dimmer voltage from a dimmer, the dimmer operable in a plurality of states, including an ON state or an OFF state;
an energy storage circuit comprising a circuit input and a circuit output;
a switching control unit comprising a first unit input, a second unit input, and a plurality of unit outputs, the plurality of unit outputs configured to control switching of each of the plurality of lamp groups separately, wherein the voltage converter also comprises a first output, a second output and a third output, the first output arranged to provide a driving voltage to the plurality of lamp groups simultaneously, the second output connected to the first unit input to provide the switching control unit a state signal indicative of the states of the dimmer, the third output connected to the circuit input to provide the energy storage unit a charging voltage when the dimmer is operated in the ON state, and wherein the circuit output of the energy storage circuit is electrically connected to the second unit input to provide a supply voltage to the switching control unit when the dimmer is operated in the ON state, and the energy storage unit is also configured to provide the supply voltage to the switching control unit for a time period after the state of the dimmer is changed from the ON state to the Off state.

US Pat. No. 10,470,269

LIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING TUNABLE LIGHT WITH HIGH COLOR RENDERING

EcoSense Lighting, Inc., ...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:first, second, and third LED strings, with each LED string comprising one or more LEDs having an associated luminophoric medium;
wherein the first, second, and third LED strings together with their associated luminophoric mediums comprise red, blue, and green channels respectively, producing first, second, and third unsaturated light having color points within red, blue, and green regions on the 1931 CIE Chromaticity diagram, respectively;
a control circuit configured to adjust a fourth color point of a fourth unsaturated light that results from a combination of the first, second, and third unsaturated light, with the fourth color point falls within a 7-step MacAdam ellipse around any point on the black body locus having a correlated color temperature between 1800K and 10000K,
wherein the spectral power distribution for the red channel is between 0.0% to 14.8% for wavelengths between 380 nm to 420 nm, between 2.1% to 15% for wavelengths between 421 nm to 460 nm, between 2.0% to 6.7% for wavelengths between 461 nm to 500 nm, between 1.4% to 12.2% for wavelengths between 501 nm to 540 nm, between 8.7% to 20.5% for wavelengths between 541 nm to 580 nm, between 48.5% and 102.8% for wavelengths between 581 nm to 620 nm, 100% for wavelengths between 621 nm to 660 nm, between 1.8% to 74.3% for wavelengths between 661 nm to 700 nm, between 0.5% to 29.5% for wavelengths between 701 nm to 740 nm, and between 0.3% to 9.0% for wavelengths between 741 nm to 780 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,470,262

ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD REMOTELY CONTROLLING LED BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT AND COLOR TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

Osamu Murakami, Hyogo (J...

1. An electrical circuit remotely controlling LED brightness adjustment and color temperature adjustment, the electrical circuit comprising a transmitter and a receiver, wherein the transmitter is provided with operation buttons (ALL Light, ON/OFF, ALL White, Night LED, White+, Yellow+, ALL Yellow, Dimmer+, Dimmer? and Memory), and buttons of address three-stage toggle switches (1, 2, and 3),wherein the receiver includes a receiving module (1), a microprocessor MCU (2), an LED constant current driving circuit (3), an LED light adjustment and color temperature adjustment separation circuit (4), a bicolor temperature LED light source (5), a voltage stabilizing circuit (6), information processing circuitry in the microprocessor MCU (2), and related data stored in an EEROM memory in the microprocessor MCU (2), and
wherein connection relations of hardware in the receiver are as follows:
the voltage stabilizing circuit (6) provides a stabilized operating voltage to the receiving module (1) and the microprocessor MCU (2); the receiving module (1) receives a signal and transmits the signal to the microprocessor MCU (2); the microprocessor MCU (2) transmits a brightness adjustment PWM signal and a color temperature adjustment PWM signal, transmits the brightness adjustment PWM signal to the LED constant current driving circuit (3), and transmits the color temperature adjustment PWM signal to the LED light adjustment and color temperature adjustment separation circuit (4); the LED constant current driving circuit (3) outputs a positive electrode current, the positive electrode current is divided into two channels by the LED light adjustment and color temperature adjustment separation circuit (4), a current of one channel is transmitted to a YLED positive electrode (YLED+), and a current of the other channel is transmitted to a WLED positive electrode (WLED+); the bicolor temperature LED light source (5) includes a common cathode of a white light 6500 K color temperature WLED and a yellow light 2700 K color temperature YLED; and an output negative electrode of the LED constant current driving circuit (3) is connected to an LED common cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,470,252

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR MANUFACTURE OF A PRODUCT OR COMPLETION OF A PRODUCT

1. A method for manufacture of a product or improving a preexisting product, the steps of said method comprising forming a layer (10) comprising electrically conductive material (11), and placing one side of a flexible mat (25) formed from an incompletely cured thermosetting plastic in direct contact with one side of said layer comprising said electrically conductive material, wherein the incompletely cured mat (25) together with the layer of electrically conductive material (10) is formed by a forming tool or by contact with a preexisting product, and that final curing of the mat (20) is then carried out by an electric power supply coupled to the layer (10) or by an external heat supply or by ultraviolet light, wherein the final curing, curing temperature, or both, is controlled and monitored by electrical resistance measurement in the layer (10).

US Pat. No. 10,470,242

PHASE COMPENSATION REFERENCE SIGNAL IN NR-SS COMP

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:synchronizing, at a base station, a phase between one or more additional base stations in a coordinated multipoint (CoMP) group serving one or more user equipments (UEs) to include the base station into the CoMP group, wherein the synchronizing is performed prior to a current transmission opportunity between the CoMP group and the one or more UEs;
transmitting or receiving data in the current transmission opportunity;
detecting a phase drift that exceeds a predetermined threshold during the current transmission opportunity;
signaling the one or more UEs to transmit the phase compensation reference signal in response to the detected phase drift;
receiving a phase compensation reference signal from each of the one or more UEs subsequent to the synchronizing the phase between the one or more additional base stations in the CoMP group; and
adjusting the phase according to the phase compensation reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,470,238

POWER SAVING FOR TIGHT COUPLED INTERWORKING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for determining a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) wakeup time, comprising:receiving, from a base station, at a user equipment (UE), a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configuration;
determining a WLAN listen interval that includes one or more Traffic Indication Map (TIM) transmission periods, wherein each of the one or more TIM transmission periods includes a TIM message;
determining a last TIM message in the WLAN listen interval, wherein no TIM message exists between the last TIM message and an expiration of the WLAN listen interval;
determining that the last TIM transmission period associated with the last TIM message overlaps on a DRX On duration of the DRX configuration; and
in response to determining the last TIM message in the WLAN listen interval and that the last TIM transmission period overlaps on the DRX On duration of the DRX configuration:
selecting the last TIM message to monitor;
turning off a WLAN circuit component of the UE for TIM transmission periods in the WLAN listen interval other than the last TIM transmission period;
activating the WLAN circuit component of the UE for the last TIM transmission period and activating a long term evolution (LTE) circuit component of the UE for the DRX On duration of the DRX configuration;
during the last TIM transmission period, receiving, from an Access Point (AP), the last TIM message.

US Pat. No. 10,470,234

COMMUNICATION METHOD, NETWORK-SIDE DEVICE, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communication method, comprising:sending, by communication device, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment request message for request to perform RRC connection reestablishment;
receiving, by the communication device, an RRC connection reestablishment indication message carrying a configuration parameter comprising at least one of a signaling radio bearer 2 (SRB2) configuration parameter or a data radio bearer (DRB) configuration parameter;
obtaining, by the communication device, a first integrity authentication code carried in the RRC connection reestablishment indication message or a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDU) corresponding to the RRC connection reestablishment indication message;
determining, by the communication device, a second integrity authentication code according to at least one of a key, an integrity protection algorithm of a source serving cell of the communication device, or the RRC connection reestablishment indication message, wherein the key is a key of the source serving cell of the communication device or a key obtained according to a security parameter, and the security parameter is carried in the RRC connection reestablishment indication message, or the security parameter is carried in the PDCP PDU corresponding to the RRC connection reestablishment indication message;
determining, by the communication device, whether the second integrity authentication code is the same as the first integrity authentication code; and
configuring, by the communication device, the RRC connection reestablishment indication message when the second integrity authentication code is the same as the first integrity authentication code.

US Pat. No. 10,470,229

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

10. An electronic device comprising:a display unit which displays an application screen having at least one content;
a control unit which activates an application, upon detection of an event for executing the application, displays the application screen of the activated application having the at least one content, detects a first user input for selecting a content from among the displayed at least one content, receives a second user input for selecting at least one among external terminals currently paired with the terminal, and transmits metadata of the selected content to the selected at least one external terminal, upon detection of a third user input for transmission; and
a wireless communication unit which, under control of the control unit, transmits the selected content to the selected at least one external terminal, in response to receiving an indication for transmission from the selected at least one external terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,470,227

CONNECTION CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A connection control method for a vehicle control program of a vehicle, the connection control method comprising:starting off of the vehicle;
determining whether a user equipment and a head device of the vehicle are connected by the vehicle control program and Bluetooth communication at a time of the starting off of the vehicle;
keeping continuously a Bluetooth connection between the head device and the user equipment after the starting of the vehicle is turned off, when the user equipment and the head device of the vehicle are connected by the vehicle control program;
recognizing whether the head device is shut down after the starting of the vehicle is turned off; and
releasing the Bluetooth connection between the head device and the user equipment at a time of the shut down of the head device,
wherein in the determining whether the user equipment and the head device of the vehicle are connected, when the connection between the user equipment and the head device by wire and wirelessly by the Bluetooth communication and USB is kept and the user equipment is executing the vehicle control program, a controller of the head device is configured to determine that the vehicle control program is connected between the user equipment and the head device.

US Pat. No. 10,470,219

CONTENTION-BASED ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (OFDMA) COMMUNICATION

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for communicating in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:generating, at a first communication device, a trigger frame to trigger an uplink orthogonal frequency multiple access (OFDMA) transmission,
wherein the trigger frame is configured to indicate that multiple second communication devices can contend for a contiguous band of OFDM tones as part of the uplink OFDMA transmission,
wherein the trigger frame includes power control information that includes i) a transmission power value that indicates a transmission power used by the first communication device to transmit the trigger frame and ii) a target received power value that indicates a target received power, at the first communication device, for the uplink OFDMA transmission, and
wherein the power control information, including i) the transmission power value, and ii) the target received power value, is for use by communication devices participating in the uplink OFDMA transmission to determine respective transmission power levels for the uplink OFDMA transmission;
transmitting, with the first communication device, the trigger frame; and
receiving, at the first communication device, the uplink OFDMA transmission in response to the trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,470,215

COEXISTENCE OF USERS WITH DIFFERENT LATENCY REQUIREMENTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of an access point adapted to communicate, using a frequency bandwidth comprising one or more sub-bands, with wireless communication devices associated with the access point, wherein each of the wireless communication devices is adapted to operate under at least one of first and second latency requirements, the first latency requirement being lower than the second latency requirement, and wherein each of the wireless communication devices is adapted to use a listen-before-talk approach to access a sub-band for transmission, the method comprising:for each of the sub-bands, allowing at most one wireless communication device operating under the first latency requirement to attempt accessing the sub-band;
for each sub-band where a wireless communication device operating under the first latency requirement is allowed to attempt accessing the sub-band, allowing also one or more wireless communication device operating under the second latency requirement to attempt accessing the sub-band; and
enforcing a maximum duration of time for each transmission of a wireless communication device operating under the second latency requirement using a sub-band where a wireless communication device operating under the first latency requirement is allowed to attempt accessing the sub-band, wherein the maximum duration of time is based on the first latency requirement.

US Pat. No. 10,470,214

SIGNALING IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS NETWORK

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:generating a High-Efficiency (HE) PHY Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) for transmission, generating the HE PPDU including:
setting a Packet Extension Disambiguity bit of an HE Signal-A (HE-SIG-A) field of the HE PPDU to one or zero based on a duration of a packet extension of the HE PPDU and a duration of a signal extension of the HE PPDU; and
transmitting the HE PPDU to a receiving station,
wherein the receiving station is to be configured to determine a number of data symbols in the HE PPDU using the Packet Extension Disambiguity bit.

US Pat. No. 10,470,205

AGRREGATION-DEPENDENT SLOT FORMAT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for operating a user equipment in a 5G New Radio (NR) Radio Access Network, the method comprising:receiving a configuration message configuring a slot aggregation;
receiving data signaling based on a scheduled slot aggregation, the scheduled slot aggregation having a structure comprising a plurality of consecutive slots, each slot of the structure of the scheduled slot aggregation having the same duration of N symbols and having a slot format representing time resources in the slot scheduled for reception of data signaling;
a slot format of at least one slot of the slot aggregation being adapted based on the structure of the scheduled slot aggregation and an indication of the slot aggregation being scheduled, the indication being provided in a Downlink Control Information, DCI, scheduling assignment;
the reception of data signaling being based on the structure of the scheduled slot aggregation and the adapted slot format of the at least one slot of the slot aggregation; and
the slots of the scheduled slot aggregation being used in Time Division Duplex operation.

US Pat. No. 10,470,203

SCHEDULING REQUEST RESOURCE CONFIGURATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a user equipment in a New Radio (NR) radio access network, the method comprising:receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message configuring the user equipment with a reference time resource, the reference time resource being available, in at least one slot, for transmission of a scheduling request by the user equipment, the reference time resource comprising a reference symbol R, the reference symbol R being configured for a starting slot based on a slot offset, the slot offset being predefined, each of the at least one slot having a slot duration of 14 symbols, the received RRC message further configuring the user equipment with a requesting periodicity P indicating a periodicity with a time period shorter than the slot duration, the requesting periodicity P corresponding to one of 2 and 7 symbols; and
transmitting a scheduling request message on a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) at a request transmission symbol T which is based on the reference symbol R and the requesting periodicity P, the scheduling request message being a PUCCH format 0 message transmitted over 1 symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,470,200

LOW COMPLEXITY HIGHER ORDER MIMO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving from at least one served user equipment (UE) a capabilities indicator identifying the at least one served UE having one or more low-complexity diversity receivers, wherein each low-complexity diversity receiver of the one or more low-complexity diversity receivers has at least one receive chain with at least one antenna, and wherein the at least one receive chain of each low-complexity diversity receiver is configured without a filter;
determining a minimum threshold number of uplink-downlink collisions, the minimum threshold number indicating a maximum number of acceptable uplink-downlink collisions; and
scheduling uplink and downlink transmissions for the at least one UE obtain an uplink-downlink collision rate below the minimum threshold number, wherein the scheduling is performed in response to the capabilities indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,470,198

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DUAL-BAND MESH OPERATIONS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A dual-band mesh station (MSTA) capable of operating in an O-band and a D-band and seeking to join a mesh network, the MSTA comprising:a receiver configured to receive O-band beacons from at least one MSTA in the mesh network, wherein the O-band beacons include D-band mesh information and a D-band beacon time interval;
a transmitter configured to transmit D-band beacons in the D-band beacon time interval specified by the O-band beacons;
on a condition a beacon response message is received via O-band, the transmitter configured to transmit D-band association information via O-band management frames to join the mesh network on the D-band;
the receiver configured to receive a D-band transmit-receive (TX-RX) schedule from at least one neighboring MSTA in the mesh network including transmission schedule information and transmission direction information for one-hop and two-hop neighboring MSTAs, wherein a one-hop neighboring MSTA communicates directly with the dual-band MSTA and a two-hop neighboring MSTA communicates with the dual-band MSTA via a one-hop neighboring MSTA; and
a scheduler configured to schedule contention-free concurrent transmissions with the one-hop and two-hop neighboring MSTAs in the mesh network in the D-band, based on the transmission schedule information and the transmission direction information, by communicating via O-band management frames.

US Pat. No. 10,470,187

BACKHAUL LINK FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by an antenna of a first waveguide device, a first wireless signal that conveys a modulated signal generated by a communication device;
generating, by the first waveguide device according to the first wireless signal, an electrical signal that conveys the modulated signal generated by the communication device;
converting, by the first waveguide device, the electrical signal to an electromagnetic wave; and
coupling, via a first coupler of the first waveguide device, the electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium, wherein the electromagnetic wave propagates along the transmission medium in a direction towards a second coupler of a second waveguide device coupled to the transmission medium, and wherein the electromagnetic wave conveys the modulated signal.

US Pat. No. 10,470,180

WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM

Shure Acquisition Holding...

1. A communication system supporting a plurality of wireless microphones over a common wireless spectrum, the system comprising:a resource manager receiving a received radio frequency (RF) component from a first wireless microphone, the plurality of wireless microphones comprising the first wireless microphone;
a receiver, wherein a first coaxial link electrically connects the receiver to the resource manager, the receiver supporting a first wireless microphone utilizing allocated resources on the received RF component;
the resource manager comprising a first coaxial combiner, the first coaxial combiner combining the received RF component and a first digital component into a first combined signal, the first digital component further comprising a first data sub-component and a synchronization sub-component for transmission over the first coaxial link; and
the receiver comprising a first coaxial separator, the first coaxial separator separating the received RF component, the first data sub-component, and the synchronization sub-component obtained over the first coaxial link.

US Pat. No. 10,470,094

SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY CONTINUITY AND QUALITY

Suitable Technologies, In...

1. A system for maintaining wireless connectivity between a mobile controller and a remote controller, comprising:first and second wireless adaptors operatively coupled to the mobile controller and configured to operate independently such that one scans for a connection between the mobile controller and the remote controller while the other retains a connection between the mobile controller and the remote controller;
wherein the mobile controller is configured to operate the wireless adaptors including:
a. means for scanning to find available wireless access points;
b. means for connecting to the remote controller through a first wireless access point with the first wireless adaptor and evaluate the connectivity of the connection;
c. means for, while retaining connectivity with the remote controller through the first wireless adaptor, connecting to the remote controller through a second wireless access point with the second wireless adaptor and evaluate the connectivity of the connection;
d. means for comparing the evaluated connectivities of the first and second wireless adaptors to find a highest evaluated connection and a lowest evaluated connection; and
e. means for maintaining maintain connectivity between the mobile controller and remote controller through the highest evaluated connection,
wherein the mobile controller is configured to evaluate the connectivity of the connection with first or second channel based at least in part upon a factor selected from the group consisting of: latency, packet loss, and financial cost of connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,468,919

CHARGING PORTS WITH INTEGRATED CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION UNITS

KEYSSA SYSTEMS, INC., Ca...

1. An electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for use with a vehicle comprising:communications circuitry;
data storage;
control circuitry; and
a first port connector operative to interface with a second port connector associated with the vehicle, the first connector comprising:
a housing having a keyed outer surface that limits the interface between the first port connector and the second port connector to one orientation;
one or more connectors operative to mechanically couple to one or more counterpart connectors in the second port connector; and
at least one contactless communication unit (CCU) that establishes a contactless communications link with a respective one of the at least one CCU of the second port connector when the first and second port connectors are coupled together, and wherein the interface orientation between the first and second port connectors ensures that the at least one CCU associated with the first port connector and the respective one of the at least one CCU associated with the second port connector are aligned with respect to each other to enable establishment of the contactless communications link when the first and second port connectors are coupled together; and
wherein after the first and second port connectors are coupled together, the control circuitry is operative to receive vehicle log data from the vehicle via the contactless communications link after the EVSE has been authenticated to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,468,845

ROTARY CONNECTOR

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

1. A rotary connector comprising:a rotor having a first external connection terminal;
a stator, rotatably assembled on the rotor, and having a second external connection terminal;
a main flexible printed circuit wound and coiled within an annular space part formed between the rotor and the stator, the main flexible printed circuit having a first end part including a first connection terminal, a second end part opposite to the first end part and including a second connection terminal, and two side edges that extend from the first end part to the second end part and are linear and parallel to each other;
a first sub flexible printed circuit having a first wiring part including a first terminal electrically connected to the first connection terminal in the first end part of the main flexible printed circuit, and a second wiring part including a second terminal electrically connected to the first external connection terminal of the rotor;
a second sub flexible printed circuit having a third wiring part including a third terminal electrically connected to the second connection terminal in the second end part of the main flexible printed circuit, and a fourth wiring part including a fourth terminal electrically connected to the second external connection terminal of the stator;
a first holding member, provided on the rotor, and including a first holding part configured to position and hold the first end part of the main flexible printed circuit and the first wiring part of the first sub flexible printed circuit, and a second holding part configured to hold the second wiring part of the first sub flexible printed circuit and electrically connect the second terminal to the first external terminal; and
a second holding member, provided on the stator, and configured to position and hold the second end part of the main flexible printed circuit and the second sub flexible printed circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,468,437

MESAS AND IMPLANTS IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARRAYS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A photodiode comprising:an absorption layer;
a cap layer disposed on a surface of the absorption layer; and
a pixel diffusion area within the cap layer and extending beyond the surface of the absorption layer and into the absorption layer to receive a charge generated from photons therefrom, wherein a mesa trench is defined through the cap layer surrounding the pixel diffusion area, wherein the mesa trench defines a floor at the surface of the absorption layer and opposed sidewalls extending away from the surface of the absorption layer, and wherein an implant is aligned with the mesa trench and extends from the floor of the mesa trench through the absorption layer surrounding a portion of the absorption layer proximate the pixel diffusion area.

US Pat. No. 10,467,721

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SECURITY DOCUMENTS AND SECURITY DEVICES

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A method of manufacturing a security device, the method comprising:providing a support layer having a first surface and a second surface;
conveying the support layer along a transport path in a machine direction, and during the conveying:
(a) forming an array of focussing elements on the first surface of the support layer in at least a first region; and
(b) applying an image array to the first surface or the second surface of the support layer in at least part of the first region,
wherein, if the image array is applied to the first surface of the support layer, step (b) is performed before step (a), and if the image array is applied to the second surface of the support layer, steps (a) and (b) are performed in either order or simultaneously and the support layer is a transparent support layer;
wherein at least in a first registration zone of the support layer:
the image array includes a set of first image elements including portions of a first image, interleaved with a set of second image elements including portions of a second image, and the array of focussing elements is arranged such that each focussing element of the array of focusing elements directs light from a respective one of the first image elements or from a respective one of the second image elements therebetween in dependence on a viewing angle, whereby, depending on the viewing angle, the array of focussing elements directs light from either the set of first image elements or from the second image elements therebetween, such that as the security device is tilted, the first image is displayed to a viewer of the security device at a first range of viewing angles and the second image is displayed to the viewer of the security device at a second, different range of viewing angles, and then:
(x) optically capturing, by at least one optical detector, images displayed by the security device from each of at least a first test viewing angle and a second test viewing angle, the first test viewing angle and the second test viewing angle being different from one another, the first test viewing angle being located in an expected first range of viewing angles and the second test viewing angle being located in an expected second range of viewing angles;
(y) comparing the captured images to each other, or against stored information corresponding to the first and second images, respectively, and making a determination as to whether the first and second images are displayed over the expected first and second ranges of viewing angles; and
(z) based on the determination, providing feedback control to thereby adjust one or more parameters of step (a) and/or step (b) when performed on subsequent parts of the support layer,
whereby, on the subsequent parts of the support layer, the array of focussing elements and the image array are more accurately registered to one another in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,467,698

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELAYING AN EXECUTABLE INSTRUCTION THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE EXECUTABLE IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVAL AT AN EXECUTING SYSTEM

Chicago Stock Exchange, I...

1. A method for intentionally delaying an execution of an executable instruction executable by a processor configured to execute programmed instructions stored in non-transitory memory, the method comprising:identifying a current executable instruction among one or more executable instructions stored among an inbound message queue and an intentional delay queue;
determining whether the current executable instruction is received from a predefined source or from at least one other source that is not the predefined source, the predefined source being predefined by the processor prior to receipt of the current executable instruction as a source for which all executable instructions are to be intentionally delayed;
when it is determined that the current executable instruction is received from the predefined source for which all executable instructions are to be intentionally delayed:
moving the current executable instruction to the intentional delay queue for execution after a delay time, and marking the current executable instruction with a delay indication; and
when it is determined that the current executable instruction is received from the at least one other source:
immediately executing the current executable instruction when the executable instruction includes a condition for immediate processing; and
further determining whether the current executable instruction has been previously placed in the intentional delay queue based on a presence or absence of the delay indication, and immediately executing the current executable instruction when the delay indication is present.

US Pat. No. 10,467,216

BACKUP OPERATIONS IN A TREE-BASED DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:in response to a request to modify data of a file system, identifying for the request, a root node among a plurality of roots nodes of a file system metadata tree structure of the file system, wherein the file system metadata tree structure includes one or more intermediate nodes and one or more leaf nodes, and at least two of the roots nodes reference a same intermediate node among the one or more intermediate nodes of the file system metadata tree structure;
using the identified root node to identify an existing intermediate node included in the one or more intermediate nodes and an existing leaf node included in the one or more leaf nodes, wherein the identified existing intermediate node references the identified existing leaf node, and the identified existing leaf node corresponds to metadata of the data requested to be modified by request;
creating a new leaf node instance of the identified existing leaf node; and
creating a new intermediate node instance of the identified existing intermediate node, wherein the new intermediate node instance references the new leaf node instance that is not referenced by the identified existing intermediate node, and wherein the identified existing intermediate node and the new intermediate node instance both reference a same leaf node included in the one or more leaf nodes of the file system metadata tree structure.

US Pat. No. 10,466,315

MAGNETIC DETECTION DEVICE INCLUDING A BRIDGE CIRCUIT AND MAGNETORESISTIVE ELEMENTS PROVIDED ON INCLINED SURFACES OF SUBSTRATE RECESSES

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

1. A magnetic detection device comprising:a substrate having a mounting surface and a thickness, the substrate having a plurality of recesses, the recesses having inclined side surfaces; a Z direction being in the thickness direction of the substrate and perpendicular to the mounting surface of the substrate,
magnetoresistive elements provided on the inclined side surfaces of the recesses, including Z detection recesses disposed at least at two locations, each Z detection recess including a first inclined side surface and a second inclined side surface opposing each other with a distance therebetween gradually increasing toward the mounting substrate surface, the first inclined side surface and the second inclined side surface having the magnetoresistive elements provided thereon,
the magnetoresistive elements each including a fixed magnetic layer, a free magnetic layer, and a nonmagnetic intermediate layer between the fixed magnetic layer and the free magnetic layer, and a direction of fixed magnetization of the fixed magnetic layer of each magnetoresistive element is oriented along a corresponding one of the inclined side surfaces obliquely to the Z direction, and
a bridge circuit comprising two element lines connected in parallel, each element line comprising two of the magnetoresistive elements connected in series, wherein the connected magnetoresistive elements have directions of fixed magnetization oriented toward opposite sides in the thickness direction of the substrate, and
wherein the bridge circuit detects a magnetic field in the Z direction; and,
wherein the Z detection recesses include a Z detection recess in which the directions of fixed magnetization of the magnetoresistive elements provided on the first inclined side surface and the second inclined side surface are both oriented downward in the thickness direction of the substrate and a Z detection recess in which the directions of fixed magnetization of the magnetoresistive elements provided on the first inclined side surface and the second inclined side surface are both oriented upward in the thickness direction of the substrate,
wherein the magnetoresistive elements provided on the first inclined side surfaces of different ones of the Z detection recesses and having the directions of fixed magnetization oriented toward the opposite sides are connected in series to form a first element line,
wherein the magnetoresistive elements provided on the second inclined side surfaces of different ones of the Z detection recesses and having the directions of fixed magnetization oriented toward the opposite sides are connected in series to form a second element line, and
wherein the first element line and the second element line are connected in parallel to form the bridge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,465,872

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND ILLUMINATING DEVICE

Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.,...

1. Alight source module, comprising:a blue light generating portion configured to emit blue light;
a red light generating portion configured to emit red light; and
a yellow-green light generating portion configured to emit yellow-green light, wherein
a peak wavelength of the blue light is within the range of 440 nm-460 nm;
a peak wavelength of the red light is within the range of 600 nm-640 nm;
a peak wavelength of the yellow-green light is within the range of 515 nm-560 nm;
a peak intensity of the red light is 30% to 60% of a peak intensity of the blue light;
a peak intensity of the yellow-green light is 30% to 60% of the peak intensity of the blue light; and
irradiation light emitted by the light source module satisfies the following conditions in the CIE1931 chromaticity coordinate system:
the horizontal coordinate X is within the range of 0.313-0.343, and the vertical coordinate Y is within the range of 0.312-0.342.

US Pat. No. 10,464,951

BORON-CONTAINING DIACYLHYDRAZINES

INTREXON CORPORATION, Bl...

1. A method of treating herpes simplex virus infection, influenza virus infection, human immune deficiency virus infection, or tuberculosis in a subject, the method comprising administering to said subject a compound having Formula I-A:
wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, and haloalkyl; or
R1 and R2 taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a 4- to 8-membered cycloalkyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R4a is selected from the group consisting of:

X1 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8a)—;
Y1 is —(CR9aR9b)m—;
Z1 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8b)—, or Z1 is absent;
R6a is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, alkyl, and alkoxy; or
R6a forms a hydroxy acid adduct or an amino acid adduct;
R7a and R7b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R7a? and R7b? are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R8a and R8b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R9a and R9b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
m is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
X2 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8c)—;
Y2 is —(CR9cR9d)n—;
Z2 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8d)—, or Z2 is absent;
R6b is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, alkyl, and alkoxy; or
R6b forms a hydroxy acid adduct or an amino acid adduct;
R7c and R7d are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R8c and R8d are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R9c and R9d are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
n is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
X is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8e)—;
R6c is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, alkyl, and alkoxy; or
R6c forms a hydroxy acid adduct or an amino acid adduct;
R7e and R7f are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R8e is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R6d is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, alkyl, and alkoxy; or
R6d forms a hydroxy acid adduct or an amino acid adduct;
R6f is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, amino, and hydroxy;
X5 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8k)—;
R7g and R7h are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R8k is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
X6 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8l)—;
X7 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8n)—;
R8l is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R8m is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R8n is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R10i, R10j, and R10k are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, —N(H)CHO, —N(H)CN, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, alkylthio, heteroalkyl, carboxamido, sulfonamido, —COR16, —SO2R17, —N(R18)COR19, —N(R18)SO2R20 or N(R18)C?N(R21)-amino; or
R10i is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, —N(H)CHO, —N(H)CN, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, alkylthio, heteroalkyl, carboxamido, sulfonamido, —COR16, —SO2R17, —N(R18)COR19, —N(R18)SO2R20 or N(R18)C?N(R21)-amino; and/or
R10j and R10k taken together with two adjacent carbon atoms form a fused optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclo, or optionally substituted heteroaryl group;
R11a and R11b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R12a and R12b are selected from the group consisting of hydroxy and alkoxy; or
R12a and R12b taken together form a linkage —O(CR13aR13b)pO—; or
—B(R12a)(R12b) forms a fluoride adduct;
R13a and R13b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
o is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
p is 2, 3, or 4;
R5 is R4-3, R4-4, R4-8, R4-9, or R4-10; or
R5 is selected from the group consisting of:

X3 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8f)—;
Y3 is —(CR9eR9f)q—;
Z3 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8g)—, or Z3 is absent;
R6e is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy and alkyl; or
R6e forms a hydroxy acid adduct or an amino acid adduct;
R7i and R7j are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R8f and R8g are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R9e and R9f are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
q is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
X4 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8h)—;
Y4 is —(CR9gR9h)r—;
Z4 is selected from the group consisting of —O— and —N(R8i)—, or Z4 is absent;
R6g is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy and alkyl; or
R6g forms a hydroxy acid adduct or an amino acid adduct;
R7k and R7l are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, and alkylthio;
R8h and R8i are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R9g and R9h are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
r is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R10e is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and —(CR11cR11d)s—B(R12c)(R12d); and
R10f, R10g, and R10h are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, —N(H)CHO, —N(H)CN, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, alkylthio, carboxamido, sulfonamido, —COR16, —SO2R17, —N(R18)COR19, —N(R18)SO2R20 or N(R18)C?N(R21)-amino; or
R10f is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, —N(H)CHO, —N(H)CN, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, alkylthio, carboxamido, sulfonamido, —COR16, —SO2R17, —N(R18)COR19, —N(R18)SO2R20 or N(R18)C?N(R21)-amino; and
R10g and R10h taken together with two adjacent carbon atoms form a fused optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclo, or optionally substituted heteroaryl group; or
R11c and R11d are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
R12c and R12d are selected from the group consisting of hydroxy and alkoxy; or
R12c and R12d taken together form a linkage —O(CR13cR13d)tO—; or
—B(R12c)(R12d) forms a fluoride adduct;
R13c and R13d are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
s is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
t is 2, 3, or 4;
R14a and R14b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, —N(H)CHO, —N(H)CN, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, alkylthio, carboxamido, sulfonamido, —COR16, —SO2R17, —N(R18)COR19, —N(R18)SO2R20 or N(R18)C?N(R21)-amino;
R15a and R15b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, —N(H)CHO, —N(H)CN, optionally substituted alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, alkylthio, carboxamido, sulfonamido, —COR16, —SO2R17, —N(R18)COR19, —N(R18)SO2R20 or N(R18)C?N(R21)-amino;
R16 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, and arylalkyloxy;
R17 is selected from the group consisting of haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R18 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R19 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, and amino;
R20 is selected from the group consisting of haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, arylalkyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and amino;
R21 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, cyano, and nitro;
with the provisos:
a) when R4 is R4-5, R4-6, or R4-7 and R5 is R5-3, then one of R10a or R10e is not hydrogen; and
b) when R4 is R4-5, R4-6, or R4-7 and R5 is R5-4 or R5-5, then R10a is not hydrogen, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, wherein:a host cell within said subject comprises a polynucleotide encoding a gene switch that comprises an ecdysone receptor ligand binding domain, and said gene switch regulates the expression of interleukin-12.

US Pat. No. 10,470,320

MANAGED CONNECTIVITY IN ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. An electrical plug connector configured to be received in a socket, the electrical plug connector comprising:a plug body configured to terminate an electrical cable including a plurality of conductors, the plug body having a rotation key member that rotationally keys the plug body within the socket, the plug body also including a latch arm extending outwardly from the rotation key member;
a plurality of signal contacts carried within the plug body, each signal contact being electrically coupled to one of the conductors of the electrical cable; and
a media reading interface arrangement carried by the plug body, the media reading interface arrangement having an interface portion located within the rotation key member of the plug body, the media reading interface arrangement including an electronic data storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,470,315

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TEST SOCKET AND TEST METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a test socket, the method comprising:preparing the test socket, the test socket including a base material and a first conductive portion in the base material, the first conductive portion extending in a thickness direction of the base material; and
forming a second conductive portion with a top surface including a concave portion spanning a width of the first conductive portion and upwardly curving continuously across the width of the first conductive portion by printing conductive ink on the first conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 10,470,314

METHODS OF SOLDERING AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method of soldering comprising:depositing a silver-containing layer on a portion of a substrate;
depositing a copper-containing layer on at least a portion of the silver-containing layer wherein the depositing the copper-containing layer occurs via at least one of: a printing technique, or electrochemical deposition;
depositing an electronic assembly material on at least a portion of the copper-containing layer; and
forming a solder joint.

US Pat. No. 10,470,313

SOLDER BALL MODULE FOR CONTACT ASSEMBLY OF AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A contact assembly comprising:a contact array having contacts each having a transition portion extending between a mating portion and a terminating portion, the mating portion having a separable mating interface configured to be mated to a mating contact, the terminating portion having a contact tail extending to a tip, the contacts include signal contacts arranged in an upper row of contacts and a lower row of contacts, the contact array further comprising a ground shield between the upper row of contacts and the lower row of contacts, the ground shield having a plate and ground tails extending from the plate to tips;
a contact holder holding the transition portions of the contacts of the contact array, the contact holder being dielectric; and
a solder ball module defining a board interface of the contact assembly to a host circuit board, the solder ball module having a gathering housing extending between a top and a bottom, the gathering housing having contact channels extending between the top and the bottom receiving contact tails of corresponding contacts, the ground tails being received in corresponding contact channels in the gathering housing, the gathering housing having solder balls arranged at the bottom at each of the contact channels, the solder balls being electrically connected to the tips of the contact tails of corresponding signal contacts and the solder balls being terminated to corresponding tips of the ground tails, the solder balls being configured to be reflow soldered to circuits of the host circuit board to electrically connect the contacts to the host circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,470,312

METHOD FOR FORMING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ULTRAFINE PATTERN, ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ULTRAFINE PATTERN, AND ELECTRIC CIRCUIT

DIC CORPORATION (TOKYO), ...

1. A method for forming an electrically conductive ultrafine pattern, the method comprising:(1) a step of applying a resin composition (a) to form a receiving layer (A) on a substrate;
(2) a step of printing an ink (b) containing particles (b1), thereby forming a core pattern (B) made of the ink (b) on the receiving layer (A) by a reverse offset printing method,
(3) firing or drying the printed core pattern (B) made of the particles (b1) which has been obtained at the step (2) to be a target core pattern for electrolytic plating on the receiving layer (A); and
(4) a step of depositing a metal on the target core pattern formed in the step (3), thereby plating the target core pattern on the receiving layer (A) by an electrolytic plating method,
wherein the resin composition (a) includes a urethane resin (al) having a weight average molecular weight of 5,000 or more or a vinyl resin (a2), and a medium (a3),
wherein the urethane resin (a1) has a hydrophilic group and 2,000 to 5,500 mmol/kg of an aliphatic cyclic structure with respect to the total mass,
wherein the vinyl resin (a2) is a vinylic copolymer containing 10 to 70 percent by mass of methyl methacrylate and 10 to 50 percent by mass of an alkyl (meth)acrylate having an alkyl group with 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and
wherein the ink (b) contains metal nano particles as the particles (b1) and an organic compound containing a basic nitrogen atom, the metal nano particles being protected by the organic compound and dispersed in the ink (b), and the urethane resin (a1) or the vinyl resin (a2) in the resin composition (a) has a functional group capable of performing a cross-linking reaction with the organic compound which protects the metal nano particles,
wherein the resin composition (a) includes composite resin particles each composed of a shell layer formed of the urethane resin (a1) and a core layer formed of the vinyl resin (a2).

US Pat. No. 10,470,311

CLEARANCE SIZE REDUCTION FOR BACKDRILLED DIFFERENTIAL VIAS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a plurality of horizontally disposed signal layers comprising at least:
a first horizontally disposed signal layer,
a second horizontally disposed signal layer, and
a third horizontally disposed signal layer;
a first vertically disposed differential via electrically connected to the first horizontally disposed signal layer and the third horizontally disposed signal layer,
the second horizontally disposed signal layer being isolated from the first vertically disposed differential via, and
the first vertically disposed differential via being associated with a first vertically disposed stub that extends from a bottom surface of the PCB to the third horizontally disposed signal layer;
a second vertically disposed differential via electrically connected to the first horizontally disposed signal layer and the third horizontally disposed signal layer,
the second horizontally disposed signal layer being isolated from the second vertically disposed differential via, and
the second vertically disposed differential via being associated with a second vertically disposed stub that extends from the bottom surface of the PCB to the third horizontally disposed signal layer;
a first set of clearances encompassing the first vertically disposed differential via and the second vertically disposed differential via,
the first set of clearances being defined by at least:
a first non-conductive space between the second horizontally disposed signal layer and the first vertically disposed differential via,
a second non-conductive space between the second horizontally disposed signal layer and the second vertically disposed differential via, and
a third non-conductive space between the first vertically disposed differential via and the second vertically disposed differential via,
the first horizontally disposed signal layer horizontally extending beyond the first non-conductive space in a first direction to connect to the first vertically disposed differential via,
the first horizontally disposed signal layer horizontally extending beyond the second non-conductive space in a second direction to connect to the second vertically disposed differential via,
the third horizontally disposed signal layer horizontally extending beyond the first non-conductive space in the first direction to connect to the first vertically disposed differential via, and
the third horizontally disposed signal layer horizontally extending beyond the second non-conductive space in the second direction to connect to the second vertically disposed differential via;
a second set of clearances encompassing the first vertically disposed stub;
a third set of clearances encompassing the second vertically disposed stub;
a first horizontally disposed signal trace routed:
around the first set of clearances to avoid the third non-conductive space, and
within a space defined by the first horizontally disposed signal layer and the third horizontally disposed signal layer; and
a second horizontally disposed signal trace routed between the second set of clearances and the third set of clearances.

US Pat. No. 10,470,303

RIGID-FLEX CIRCUIT INCLUDING COVERLAY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A multilayer rigid-flex circuit board comprising:a plurality of rigid circuit sections;
at least one flex circuit section disposed between the plurality of rigid circuit sections; and
a plurality of circuit layers disposed to be extended within the plurality of rigid circuit sections and the at least one flex circuit section,
wherein the at least one flex circuit section includes at least one coverlay disposed to face a dielectric layer of the plurality of rigid circuit sections and formed above or below at least one circuit layer disposed within the at least one flex circuit section,
wherein the at least one coverlay comprises:
a first coverlay film on which cover resin layers are respectively laminated on opposite surfaces, and
a second coverlay film on which cover resin layers are respectively laminated on opposite surfaces, and
wherein the first coverlay film and the second coverlay film are disposed to face each other and mutually share one cover resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,470,301

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND CONDUCTIVE PATTERN FORMED SUBSTRATE

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Minato...

1. A method for manufacturing a transparent conductive pattern, the method comprising,a step for forming a metal nanowire layer by coating a metal nanowire ink on the entirety or a part of at least one of the main surfaces of a substrate, the metal nanowire ink containing metal nanowires dispersed in a dispersion medium in which a binder resin is dissolved, and
a step for irradiating light to the metal nanowire layer in a predetermined pattern to sinter the metal nanowires in the metal nanowire layer in a region of the predetermined pattern for applying conductivity, and to form a sintered conductive region and an unsintered non-conductive region;
wherein, the metal nanowires in the conductive region and non-conductive region have an average aspect ratio of 10 or more, an average diameter size of 5 nm or more and 100 nm or less, and an average major length of 1 ?m or more and 60 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,470,298

CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING DUMMY ELECTRODE FORMED ON SUBSTRATE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A circuit board to be mounted on a casing of a cartridge, the circuit board comprising:an insulating substrate;
a plurality of terminals formed on the substrate and exposed to an outside of the casing, the plurality of terminals being aligned with one another in a predetermined direction;
an integrated circuit mounted on the substrate and electrically connected to the plurality of terminals; and
a dummy electrode formed on the substrate and electrically disconnected from the integrated circuit;
wherein an inequity of L1+L2 L1 is a shortest distance among distances between edges of the plurality of terminals and an edge of the dummy electrode in a direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction;
L2 is a shortest distance between an edge of the dummy electrode and an edge of the casing in the predetermined direction; and
L3 is a shortest distance among distances between edges of the plurality of terminals and the edge of the casing in the predetermined direction.

US Pat. No. 10,470,291

PROCESS FOR PREPARING AN ENERGY SAVING ANTI-BURST HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE

Chintung Lin, Xinbei (TW...

1. A process for preparing an energy-saving anti-burst heat dissipation device, comprising the steps of:Step 1: respectively electroplating a copper powder metal plating layer onto an upper metal substrate and a lower metal substrate;
Step 2: seal-soldering a periphery of the upper metal substrate and the lower metal substrate that are electroplated with the copper powder metal plating layer via a laser soldering method, thereby forming a sealed chamber;
Step 3: feeding refrigerant into the vapor chamber through a degasser;
Step 4: applying a vacuum to the vapor chamber such that the pressure in the vapor chamber reaches 6.0?1 to 8.0?2 Pa;
Step 5: repeating step 4 while heating the vapor chamber to a temperature of 100-150° C., thereby forcing any residual gas in in the vapor chamber to be concentrated in a portion of the degasser; and subsequently, removing the portion of the degasser containing the residual gas;
Step 6: seal-soldering the vapor chamber at the cut formed to remove the portion of the vapor chamber;
Step 7: shaping and trimming the vapor chamber, thereby obtaining a finished heat dissipation device.

US Pat. No. 10,470,285

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND PLASMA SOURCE FOR GENERATING A NON-THERMAL PLASMA, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PLASMA SOURCE

terraplasma GmbH, Garchi...

1. An electrode arrangement for generating a nonthermal plasma, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode that are electrically insulated from each other and spaced from each other in a stack direction of the electrodes by a dielectric element, the first and second electrodes being disposed on opposite sides of the dielectric element along the stack direction,
wherein the first electrode, in the stack direction, has a thickness of at least 10 ?m,
wherein the second electrode, in the stack direction, has a thickness of at least 1 ?m to at most 30 ?m,
wherein the dielectric element, in the stack direction, has a thickness of at least 10 ?m to at most 250 ?m, and
wherein the first and the second electrodes are continuously spatially separated in the stack direction by the dielectric element from each other without interruption along an entire extension of the dielectric element.

US Pat. No. 10,470,265

PWM SIGNAL CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING CHIP AND LED DRIVING CHIP FOR AUTOMOTIVE READING LAMP

SI EN TECHNOLOGY (XIAMEN)...

1. A PWM control circuit for a driving chip, comprising a dimming-time control circuit module, an internal PWM control circuit module, and a second selector,the dimming-time control circuit module having an input end connected to a TSET_UP pin and a TSET_DN pin of the driving chip, and an output end connected to the internal PWM control circuit module;
the internal PWM control circuit including a synchronous sampling unit, a counter, a Gamma data lookup table, a DFF registering unit, and a PWM signal generator, the synchronous sampling unit having an input end connected to a PWM pin of the driving chip, a reference clock CLK and an output end of the dimming-time control circuit module, the synchronous sampling unit outputting a CLK_UP_SYN signal, a CLK_DN_SYN signal and a PWM_PIN_SYN signal to an input end of the counter, wherein the PWM_PIN_SYN signal acts as an external PWM signal and is input to an input end of the second selector; the counter having an output end connected to an input end of the Gamma data lookup table, the Gamma data lookup table having an output end connected to an input end of the PWM signal generator through the DFF registering unit, and the reference clock CLK being negated and then connected to the input end of the PWM signal generator; and the PWM signal generator having an output end that outputs an internal PWM signal to another input end of the second selector; and
the second selector having a control end connected to a MODE1 pin of the driving chip, and having an output end that outputs the internal PWM signal or the external PWM signal.

US Pat. No. 10,470,264

SMART COMMUNICATION INTERFACE FOR LED MATRIX CONTROL

Monolithic Power Systems,...

1. A smart communication interface for a LED driving system driving a LED matrix having a plurality of LEDs, the smart communication interface comprising:a data write transaction structure in write mode, wherein the data write transaction structure comprises: an address code for identifying a corresponding one LED among the plurality of LEDs; an R/W indicating code for indicating whether the smart communication interface is in write mode; and a grayscale command code for indicating a programmed grayscale command value for the corresponding one LED identified by the address code;
a clock differential pin pair configured to receive a system clock signal from a master controller, wherein the system clock signal has a first type transition edge and a second type transition edge opposite to the first type transition edge during each clock cycle; and
a data receive differential pin pair configured to sample each bit of code of the data write transaction structure at the second type transition edge of each clock cycle, wherein each corresponding bit of code of the data write transaction structure is driven out by the master controller at the first type transition edge of each clock cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,470,261

METHOD OF GENERATING STABLE DIRECT CURRENT SIGNAL, SILICON CONTROLLED SWITCH DIMMING METHOD AND DEVICE

SHENZHEN SUNMOON MICROELE...

1. A dimming method of a SCR switch, applicable to a dimming device of a SCR switch comprising an output current adjusting circuit connected to a plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups, comprising following steps:adjusting a phase angle of a SCR switch and outputting an alternating current signal related to the phase angle of the SCR switch;
rectifying the alternating current signal;
converting the rectified alternating current signal into a stable direct current signal corresponding to the phase angle of the SCR switch, wherein the stable direct current signal decreases as the phase angle of the SCR switch increases, wherein each one stable direct current signal is corresponding to one phase angle;
controlling the output current adjusting circuit to be turned on or off according to a magnitude of the stable direct current signal for outputting a current changing with the magnitude of the stable direct current signal by the output current adjusting circuit, thus turning all on or all off the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups by controlling an output current of the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups;
wherein the output current adjusting circuit comprises an N-channel MOS transistor; and the step of controlling the output current adjusting circuit to be turned on or off according to a magnitude of the stable direct current signal for outputting a current changing with the magnitude of the stable direct current signal by the output current adjusting circuit, thus turning all on or all off the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups by controlling an output current for the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups further comprising following steps:
controlling a voltage between a gate and a source of the N-channel MOS transistor to decrease but still be larger than or equal to a turning-on threshold value of the N-channel MOS transistor for turning on the N-channel MOS transistor, when the phase angle of the SCR switch increases but is still smaller than or equal to a threshold value to decrease the stable direct current signal; such that an on-resistance of the N-channel MOS transistor increases and an output current of the N-channel MOS transistor decreases which decreasing an output current and a forward conductive voltage of the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups, and meanwhile a voltage difference between an input terminal of a first LED lamp group and an output terminal of a last LED lamp group is equal to or larger than a sum of forward conductive voltages of all the LED lamp groups, then the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups are turned all on with a decreasing brightness;
controlling the voltage between the gate and the source of the N-channel MOS transistor to decrease to be smaller than the turning-on threshold value of the N-channel MOS transistor for turning off the N-channel MOS transistor, when the phase angle of the SCR switch increases to be larger than the threshold value; such that the plurality of serially connected LED lamp groups are turned all off.

US Pat. No. 10,470,239

DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A device for use in a wireless communication system, the device comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
control a periodic discontinuous transmission mode of a cell and configure a parameter, comprising a period, of the periodic discontinuous transmission mode, according to a load condition of the cell or an inter-cell interference condition;
configure, according to the parameter of the periodic discontinuous transmission mode, a parameter, comprising a period, of a periodic discontinuous reception mode of user equipment, so that the period of the periodic discontinuous reception mode of the user equipment is compatible with the period of the periodic discontinuous transmission mode; and
determine to switch on the periodic discontinuous transmission mode of the cell when the inter-cell interference condition is greater than a predetermined threshold,
wherein each one period of the periodic discontinuous transmission mode comprises an activation time duration and a sleeping time duration, and the cell provides a service to the user equipment during the activation time duration,
wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to:
enable the cell to interact with neighboring interfering cell information about parameters of respective periodic discontinuous transmission modes, and
make, according to the interacted information about the parameters, the activation time duration within the period of the periodic discontinuous transmission mode of the cell be spaced apart from the activation time duration within the period of the periodic discontinuous transmission mode of the neighboring interfering cell.

US Pat. No. 10,470,230

DETERMINATION OF UE BAND AND SYNCHRONIZATION CAPABILITY IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a network node, the method comprising:receiving, from a mobile terminal, capability information that includes an indication of which carrier aggregation band combinations are supported by the mobile terminal for dual connectivity operation and an indication of a level of synchronization with which the mobile terminal can support the dual connectivity operation for one or more of the supported carrier aggregation band combinations, wherein the indication of the level of synchronization indicates a degree of transmit timing synchronization required, if any, between first and second base stations involved in dual connectivity operation; and
taking one or more actions based on the received capability information, wherein taking one or more actions comprises performing a dual connectivity operation by adapting transmit timing of radio frames transmitted to the mobile terminal from a primary node or a secondary node,
wherein taking one or more actions comprises determining whether the mobile terminal can support either or both of synchronized and unsynchronized dual connectivity operation in one or more bands or band combinations, based on determining, from the received capability information, whether the mobile terminal is capable of performing 2-uplink inter-band carrier aggregation for one or more band combinations and whether the terminal can support either or both of synchronized and unsynchronized dual connectivity operation in the one or more band combinations.

US Pat. No. 10,470,218

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZED IDLE AND ACTIVE STATE TRANSITIONS OF USER EQUIPMENT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining that a first user equipment (UE) of a plurality of UE is approximately stationary for a threshold period of time within a particular geographic area based, at least in part, on a radio access network (RAN) node, wherein each UE of the plurality of UE is in communication with the RAN node via a corresponding first connection and wherein the RAN node is in communication with a core network via a plurality of second connections corresponding to the plurality of UE that individually correspond to a given UE of the plurality of UE;
notifying the first UE that the first UE has been associated with the particular geographic area; and
transitioning the first UE into an idle mode from an active mode, wherein the transitioning maintains the existing second connection established between the RAN node and the core network for the first UE and releases the first connection between the RAN node and the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,470,217

METHOD FOR FACILITATING RANDOM ACCESS, NETWORK NODE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a terminal device, comprising:receiving from a network node access configuration information required for the terminal device to receive a first random access message from the network node, wherein the access configuration information is included in a Common Access Information Table (C-AIT) over a broadcast channel, wherein the C-AIT indicates:
a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) for decoding the first random access message from the network node, and
a payload size of the first random access message from the network node;
receiving, without using a cell reference signal (CRS) from the network node, the first random access message from the network node based on the access configuration information; and
transmitting a second random access message from the terminal device to the network node based on the access configuration information including a plurality of candidate configurations and a rule of mapping between the candidate configurations and transmission parameters for the second random access message.

US Pat. No. 10,470,213

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK

Alcatel-Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A method for implementing Listen-Before-Talk in a transmitting device, the method comprising:performing channel assessment in a first channel to detect if the first channel is available, wherein the channel assessment stops at a first symbol in a first subframe;
transmitting a preamble to a receiving device if the first channel is available;
wherein if the channel assessment stops at a point other than at a boundary of the first symbol, the preamble comprises at least a first part, and if the channel assessment stops at the boundary of the first symbol, the preamble comprises a second part;
and wherein the first part is transmitted on a remaining portion of the first symbol until the end of the first symbol, and the second part is transmitted on at least one symbol following the first symbol; and
transmitting data to the receiving device in at least one symbol in the subframe in which the preamble transmission ends.

US Pat. No. 10,470,208

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry that:
receives a system information block type 1 message including first information indicating a first uplink-downlink configuration,
receives a radio resource control (RRC) message specific to the terminal apparatus, the RRC message including second information indicating a second uplink-downlink configuration,
receives, in a common search space of a physical downlink control channel, third information indicating a third uplink-downlink configuration, and
monitors, in a terminal apparatus-specific search space of the physical downlink control channel and the common search space of the physical down link control channel, an uplink grant including fourth information used for indicating an activation of a semi persistent scheduling, the uplink grant being monitored in a subframe indicated as a downlink subframe by the third information; and
transmitting circuitry that performs, based on the uplink grant, a transmission on a physical uplink shared channel in a subframe that is indicated as an uplink subframe by the third information, in a case that the third information is detected, wherein
in a case that two-intervals-Semi-Persistent Scheduling for the transmission on the physical uplink shared channel is enabled, a subframe offset value is set based on a combination of i) the first uplink-downlink configuration included in the system information block type 1 and ii) a position of an initial semi-persistent grant,
in a case that the two-intervals-Semi-Persistent Scheduling for the transmission on the physical uplink shared channel is disabled, the subframe offset value is set to 0, and
the uplink grant is considered by the terminal apparatus to occur in a subframe that is specified based on at least the subframe offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,470,204

MULTIPLE SEMI PERSISTENT SCHEDULING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a wireless device, at least one first message comprising capability parameters indicating whether the wireless device supports multiple uplink semi persistent scheduling (SPS) configurations for vehicle-to-base station communications;
receiving, by the first base station from the wireless device, SPS traffic assistance information indicating a logical channel for SPS traffic and a message size for uplink SPS traffic;
transmitting, by the first base station, based on the capability parameters indicating support of the multiple SPS configurations and the assistance information, at least one second message comprising:
an uplink SPS radio network temporary identifier (RNTI);
at least one uplink SPS configuration parameter; and
an SPS configuration index for the at least one uplink SPS configuration parameter; and
transmitting, based on the SPS traffic assistance information, a downlink control information (DCI) corresponding to the uplink SPS RNTI, wherein the DCI comprises the SPS configuration index; and
receiving, at least one transport block, employing the at least one uplink SPS configuration parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,470,201

MESSAGE TRANSMITTING METHOD, MESSAGE RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUSES THEREOF

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a resource to be used for transmitting a message packet based on a size of the message packet to be transmitted, wherein the resource comprises at least one primary priority resource block, and wherein a first time interval between a first primary priority resource block of the at least one primary priority resource block and a second primary priority resource block of the at least one primary priority resource block is smaller than a second time interval between a first secondary priority resource block and a second secondary priority resource block of at least one secondary priority resource block, and wherein the at least one primary priority resource block has a different priority than the at least one secondary priority resource block; and
transmitting, by the system, at least a first priority part of the message packet by using the at least one primary priority resource block,
wherein the determining the resource to be used for the transmitting of the message packet comprises:
determining the at least one primary priority resource block to transmit at least the first priority part,
determining the first secondary priority resource block to transmit at least a second priority part of the message packet in response to determining that the size of the message packet is larger than a preset threshold value, wherein the preset threshold value is set for dividing the message packet by resource blocks with different priorities, and is set to a value not smaller than a size of a core message packet of the message packet by taking a size of a data packet that is able to be carried via a unit resource for V2V message transmission defined for a physical layer, and
at least according to a first position of the at least one primary priority resource block for transmitting at least the first priority part within the resource, determining a second position of the first secondary priority resource block for transmitting at least the second priority part within the resource.

US Pat. No. 10,470,199

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING A PDU SESSION IN INTER-SYSTEM MOBILITY BETWEEN A LTE SYSTEM AND A NR/5G SYSTEM

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling mobility between a new radio (NR)/fifth generation (5G) network and a long-term evolution (LTE) network, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
connecting to the NR/5G network;
communicating a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) Session identity/identifier (ID) identifying a PDU Session with the NR/5G network;
communicating data of the PDU Session with the NR/5G network;
disconnecting the NR/5G network, connecting to the LTE network and performing a tracking area update (TAU) procedure with the LTE network;
disconnecting the LTE network and connecting to the NR/5G network, after performing the TAU procedure; and
communicating the PDU Session ID identifying the PDU Session with the NR/5G network, when disconnecting the LTE network and connecting to the NR/5G network.

US Pat. No. 10,470,196

METHOD FOR LOAD REDISTRIBUTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method comprising:receiving a set of alternative configurations by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network, wherein each alternative configuration configures a priority list for a plurality of resources for a cell reselection, and wherein the set of alternative configurations configures the plurality of resources with different priorities in different alternative configuration for load balancing;
storing the received set of alternative configurations;
selecting a new alternative configuration from the set of alternative configurations by the UE based on one or more identifiers related to the UE upon detecting one or more triggering events, wherein the UE selects the new alternative configuration using a hash function based on a UE identifier, wherein the hash function hashes to a priority class and is a value of the UE identifier modular a number of priority classes, and wherein each of the priority classes maps to a respective one of the alternative configurations;
performing a cell selection based on the new alternative configuration, wherein a resource is selected based on the new selected alternative configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,470,191

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF BROADCAST SIGNALS AND CHANNELS FOR SYSTEM INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for receiving a broadcasting signal in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), a physical broadcasting channel (PBCH) content over a PBCH; and
at least one processor configured to determine the PBCH content including a payload,
wherein the payload includes uncommon information within a transmission time interval (TTI) of the PBCH that comprises at least a portion of a 10-bit system frame number (SFN), a half frame index within a radio frame, and at least part of a synchronization signal (SS) block time index.

US Pat. No. 10,470,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:setting, by a station (STA), a network allocation vector (NAV) of the STA based on a received frame;
receiving, by the STA, a trigger frame triggering uplink multiple user transmission; and
determining, by the STA, whether to consider the NAV when configuring an uplink (UL) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) triggered by the trigger frame, wherein the STA does not consider NAV for the UL PPDU when the NAV is set based on an intra basic service set (BSS) frame.

US Pat. No. 10,470,182

VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...

1. A vehicular communication method, comprising:broadcasting from a first communication device of a first vehicle and in a dedicated vehicular communication channel a service advertisement message indicating that a service is available and can be provided through a temporary communication channel which is determined to be available;
receiving from a second communication device of a second vehicle a request for the service in the dedicated vehicular communication channel;
transmitting, in response to the request, content of the service in the temporary communication channel to the second communication device;
checking availability of the temporary communication channel in quiet periods during which vehicles in a vehicular communication network do not transmit in the temporary communication channel;
if the temporary communication channel is determined to be available after being checked in a quiet period, generating a renewal message indicating that the content of the service can still be transmitted in the temporary communication channel and transmitting the renewal message in the dedicated vehicular communication channel;
if, after being checked in a quiet period, the temporary communication channel is determined to be no longer available and a first new temporary communication channel is identified, generating a first handover message indicating to transmit the content of the service in the first new temporary communication channel and transmitting the first handover message in the dedicated vehicular communication channel;
if, after being checked in a quiet period, the temporary communication channel is determined to be no longer available and no new temporary communication channel is identified, generating an evacuation message indicating to suspend transmission of the content of the service and transmitting the evacuation message in the dedicated vehicular communication channel; and
if, within a suspension period, a second new temporary communication channel is identified, generating a second handover message indicating to transmit the content of the service in the second new temporary communication channel and transmitting the second handover message in the dedicated vehicular communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,470,181

DETECTING DM-RS IN PORTIONS OF SIGNALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving a transmission having a first subframe slot and a second subframe slot, wherein at least one of the first subframe slot and the second subframe slot have a single-slot transmission time interval (TTI); and
detecting a first demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) in the first subframe slot and a second DM-RS in the second subframe slot, wherein each of the first DM-RS and the second DM-RS are front-loaded in the first subframe slot and the second subframe slot, wherein detecting the first DM-RS in the first subframe slot and the second DM-RS in the second subframe slot further comprises detecting the first DM-RS in a first portion of symbols of the first subframe slot and the second DM-RS in a second portion of symbols of the second subframe slot, and
wherein the first portion of symbols and the second portion of symbols correspond to a first six symbols in each of the first subframe slot and the second subframe slot.

US Pat. No. 10,470,176

PROTECTION FOR MULTI-USER TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate at least one first frame configured to trigger a plurality of multiple devices to simultaneously send a second frame with a duration field set to a value corresponding to a duration that covers at least multiple transmissions from the multiple devices and block acknowledgments (B As) associated with at least some of the multiple transmissions;
generate a third frame, in response to obtaining the second frame from at least one of the multiple devices, configured to trigger the multiple transmissions from the multiple devices, wherein the third frame has a duration field set to a value corresponding to a duration, in the second frame, that covers at least the multiple transmissions from the multiple devices and the BAs; and
generate a fourth frame configured to signal an end of a network allocation vector (NAV) period if the second frame is not received from each of the multiple devices; and
an interface configured to:
output the at least one first frame for transmission;
output the third frame for transmission after the at least one first frame is output for transmission; and
output the fourth frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,469,978

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for processing an audio signal, the method comprising:receiving an input audio signal;
receiving a set of filter coefficients for each subband;
determining a scalability factor for performing a binaural rendering of the input audio signal;
obtaining a filter order for each subband based on the scalability factor, wherein the filter order is determined to be variable for each subband;
editing the set of filter coefficients for each subband based on a filter order of the corresponding subband, wherein a length of the edited set of filter coefficients is determined based on the filter order of the corresponding subband; and
filtering each subband signal of the input audio signal by using the edited set of filter coefficients corresponding thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,469,515

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT STORAGE AND PROCESSING OF GLOBAL AND LOCAL CYBER THREAT DATA IN A DISTRIBUTED FACTOR GRAPH DATABASE

Lookingglass Cyber Soluti...

1. A system, comprising:a global workspace management compute device, including a processor and a memory that generates a workspace hierarchy tree (1) representing a hierarchy of a plurality of workspaces in a network and (2) including a representation of a global workspace;
a local workspace management compute device, operatively coupled to the global workspace management compute device, that, during operation, retrieves the workspace hierarchy tree, and calculates local workspace cyber-threat data for a local workspace from the plurality of workspaces and instantiated at the local workspace management compute device, the local workspace cyber-threat data calculated based on global workspace cyber-threat data of the retrieved workspace hierarchy tree and associated with the global workspace, each of the local workspace cyber-threat data and the global workspace cyber-threat data representing at least one risk to a device in the network; and
a local workspace interface, operatively coupled to the local workspace management compute device, that displays a representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network based on the local workspace cyber-threat data associated with the local workspace,
wherein, during operation:
the local workspace management compute device receives input from a local workspace administrator, via an application programming interface (API) call, the input including a modification to the local workspace cyber-threat data associated with the local workspace,
the local workspace management compute device defines a child node of a node representing the local workspace in the representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network based on the input including the modification to the local workspace cyber-threat data associated with the local workspace;
the local workspace management compute device generates a recalculated local workspace cyber-threat data score based on data of the child node;
the local workspace interface modifies the representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network based on the recalculated local workspace cyber-threat data score, to generate a modified representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network, the modified representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network including the recalculated local workspace cyber-threat data score and a representation of a set of network elements in the network;
the local workspace interface displays the modified representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network;
the local workspace management compute device sends the recalculated local workspace cyber-threat data score to the global workspace management compute device causing the global workspace management compute device to recalculate the global workspace cyber-threat data score based on the recalculated local workspace cyber-threat data score in the workspace hierarchy tree and the representation of the global workspace; and
the global workspace management compute device automatically updates the representation of the plurality of workspaces in the network including corresponding local workspace cyber-threat data scores based on modifications to the representation of the global workspace including the recalculated global workspace cyber-threat data score and propagates the updated representations to affected local workspaces via the local workspace management compute device.

US Pat. No. 10,469,133

ANTENNA DEVICE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL INCLUDING THE SAME

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. An antenna device, comprising:a coil part having an antenna wiring, the antenna wiring including a first wiring comprising a spiral shape forming an empty region therein and a second wiring disposed inside or outside of the first wiring;
a magnetic part comprising a flat plate shape disposed on one side of the coil part and connected to the coil part to provide a magnetic path of a magnetic field generated by the antenna wiring of the coil part;
wherein the second wiring is disposed to be spaced apart from the first wiring, and comprises a first ring-shaped wiring and a second ring-shaped wiring, which are concentric to each other; and
wherein the first ring-shaped wiring and the second ring-shaped wiring are formed to be circular.

US Pat. No. 10,468,823

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED CONTACTS STRUCTURE

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing; and
a plurality of contacts received in the insulative housing, the contacts comprising a pair of first grounding contacts for transmitting grounding signal, a pair of first signal contacts for transmitting a differential signal, a pair of second grounding contacts for transmitting grounding signal, and a pair of second signal contacts for transmitting a differential signal, the first grounding contacts and the first signal contacts arranged in a first row along a first direction, the first signal contacts disposed between the first grounding contacts, the second grounding contacts and the second signal contacts arranged in a second row along the first direction, the second signal contacts disposed between the second grounding contacts, the second row is spaced apart from the first row along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, each of the first signal contacts and the first grounding contacts comprising a first contact portion for being mated with a plug connector, a first mounting portion for being mounted on an outer printed circuit board, a first horizontal portion extending rearwardlly from the first mating portion, and a first connecting portion connected between the first horizontal portion and the first mounting portion, each of the second signal contacts and the second grounding contacts comprising a second contact portion for being mated with the plug connector, a second mounting portion for being mounted on the outer printed circuit board, and a second horizontal portion extending rearwardlly from the second mating portion; wherein
a first distance between the first connecting portion and the second mounting portion is greater than a second distance between the first horizontal portion and the second horizontal portion, and is also greater than a third distance between the first mounting portion and the second mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,468,566

HYBRID LENS FOR CONTROLLED LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter having an emitter axis, the lens comprising an inner surface defining an inner cavity about the emitter axis, the inner surface comprising at least two distinct inner-surface stepwise discontinuities, one formed by a plurality of pairs of transverse inner regions having substantially curved projections on planes orthogonal to the emitter axis and the other formed by a plurality of pairs of transverse inner regions having substantially straight projections on planes orthogonal to the emitter axis.

US Pat. No. 10,467,877

MONITOR AND A METHOD FOR MONITORING A BABY IN A VEHICLE

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzlita...

1. A method for monitoring, the method comprises:constantly operating, within one or more sensing periods, a microphone and a trigger sensor of a monitor that is installed in a vehicle, even when a processor of the monitor is asleep; wherein a power consumption of the trigger sensor is lower than a power consumption of the processor when the processor is awake;
receiving by the microphone, while the processor is asleep, initial audio signals;
converting, by the microphone, the initial audio signals to initial electrical signals representative of the initial audio signals;
receiving, by the trigger sensor, the initial electrical signals representative of the initial audio signals;
searching, by the trigger sensor and in the initial electrical signals, for a voice trigger that is related to a sound made by a baby;
when finding the voice trigger then awakening the processor;
searching, by the processor, for the sound made by the baby in at least one out of (a) the initial audio signals, and (b) following audio signals sensed by the microphone after the awakening of the processor;
when finding the sound made by the baby then executing a baby in vehicle response.

US Pat. No. 10,467,844

VENDING MACHINES HAVING A TRANSPARENT DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A vending machine for showcasing and selling retails goods to a user while displaying electronic images comprising:a storage compartment configured to hold the retail goods;
a pair of lighting strips located in said storage compartment for illuminating the retail goods;
a cover glass;
a transparent organic light emitting diode (OLED) display having a front and a rear surface and located behind and substantially parallel to the cover glass, wherein said transparent OLED display is configured to display the electronic images while also permitting the user to view the retail goods;
a door frame assembly housing the cover glass and the transparent OLED display and configured to permit access to the storage compartment;
a controller in communication with the transparent OLED display and configured to control the electronic images displayed on the transparent OLED display;
a plurality of masking brackets, each secured to the front surface of said transparent OLED display and an inner surface of said door fame assembly, wherein said masking brackets are configured to obstruct the view beyond said masking brackets;
a pair of display brackets, each having a first and a second surface wherein said first surface is secured to the rear surface of the transparent OLED display and said second surface is secured to an inner surface of the door frame assembly; and
a plurality of cover glass brackets, each substantially surrounding an outer edge of said cover glass and sandwiched between said door frame assembly and said masking brackets, wherein said cover glass brackets are substantially C shaped and are placed around the top, bottom, and side edges of the cover glass.

US Pat. No. 10,467,834

METHOD FOR THE INTERVENTION-FREE CONTROL OF A VEHICLE LOCKING SYSTEM WITH A MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A method for the intervention-free control of a vehicle locking system with a mobile terminal device, wherebythe mobile terminal device comprises a satellite signal receiver for receiving a GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and/or further satellite signal for determining the current location position of the mobile terminal device, with the following steps:
generating a security key, in particular a transport layer security (TLS) or a pretty good privacy (PGP) certificate, in the vehicle,
displaying of the security key by the vehicle,
scanning in by the mobile terminal device of the security key displayed by the vehicle, and/or
transmitting the security key from the vehicle onto the mobile terminal device,
checking whether the mobile terminal device is located in a surrounding area of the vehicle,
if so, authorizing the mobile terminal device in relation to the vehicle by means of a secured wireless point-to-point, two-way communication connection secured with the security key,
transmitting the current location position of the mobile terminal device from the mobile terminal device via the secured wireless point-to-point, two-way communication connection to the vehicle,
opening or locking the vehicle by means of the vehicle locking system if a difference between the current location position of the vehicle and a current location position of the mobile terminal device falls below or exceeds a predefined value in the surrounding area, and
following the opening or locking of the vehicle, transmitting a notification from the vehicle to the mobile terminal device and outputting the notification as a visual, audible and/or vibration signal on the mobile terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,467,744

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINE GARMENT FIT

L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A....

1. A method of providing a garment, the method comprising:automatically determining garment sizing for a subject from a video of the subject's body comprising:
determining the subject's interocular distance from a frontal image of the subject in the video;
determining a scaling factor from the subject's interocular distance;
determining a correction function based on a distance between a plane of the subject's eyes and a plane of the subject's trunk or limbs; and
using the scaling factor and the correction function to determine measurements for the subject's trunk, limbs, or trunk and limbs from a plurality of images of the subject's body extracted from the video; and
providing a garment configured to fit the subject's measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,467,735

INVERSE TONE MAPPING BASED ON LUMINANCE ZONES

INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS,...

1. A method for providing an expanded dynamic range image from a digital image defined by pixels associated with colors represented in a color space separating luminance (Y) from chrominance, comprising:determining a plurality of luminance zones in which luminance values representing said colors of pixels are distributed,
for each of said plurality of luminance zones, defining an expansion exponent quadratic function of low-pass filtered luminance determining an expansion exponent value E(p) for each pixel (p) of said luminance zone,
inverse tone mapping luminance value of each pixel by applying an expansion exponent value E(p) to said luminance value, wherein said expansion exponent value E(p) is obtained by applying to a low-pass filtered luminance value of said luminance value the expansion exponent quadratic function of the luminance zone to which said luminance value belongs, and
providing the expanded dynamic range image based on the inverse tone mapped luminance values,
wherein said plurality of luminance zones comprises at least three luminance zones, a low zone for luminances of low values, a high zone for luminances of high values, and a middle zone for luminances comprised between luminances of low values and luminances of high values,
wherein said expansion exponent quadratic functions are defined by one set of three parameters a?, b?, c? and by the position of at least five expansion exponent control points such that:
said expansion exponent quadratic function determining expansion exponent values in middle zone passes through the second, third, fourth of these five expansion exponent control points,
said expansion exponent quadratic function determining expansion exponent values in low zone passes through the first and second of these five expansion exponent control points, and
said expansion exponent quadratic function determining expansion exponent values in high zone passes through the fourth and fifth of these five expansion exponent control points.

US Pat. No. 10,466,767

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO RETRIEVE DATA FROM POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. An apparatus for retrieving data from a power distribution unit, comprising:a power distribution unit, the power distribution unit including a housing and at least one power receptacle configured to supply power, the at least one power receptacle contained within the housing, the power distribution unit further comprising a tracking circuitry, the tracking circuitry including a sensor to measure operating information; and
a monitoring device, the monitoring device configured to be contained within the power distribution unit, the monitoring device including a processor, a memory and a display, wherein the monitoring device is configured to be coupled with the tracking circuitry of the power distribution unit to obtain the operating information for the power distribution unit and convert the operating information into a stream of character sets, wherein each character set includes a plurality of characters in a form of hexadecimal digits, the stream of character sets is presented on the display as individual character sets flashing at a frequency of 9 Hz 15 Hz and not readable to a human eye, the operating information including device identification information, time stamp information, voltage, current, and power available at various circuits of the power distribution unit,
wherein a camera device of a mobile device is configured to read the stream of character sets on the display,
wherein the mobile device is configured to verify a cyclic redundancy check data and convert the stream of character sets on the display of the monitoring device into human readable information presented on a display of the mobile device, the human readable information is only presented when the cyclic redundancy check data has been verified.

US Pat. No. 10,466,706

AUTOMATED GUIDANCE SYSTEM

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A guidance system, said system comprising:a camera that detects a lane-marking on a roadway and detects a lead-vehicle traveling ahead of a host-vehicle;
a vehicle-to-vehicle transceiver that receives a future-route from the lead-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the camera and the vehicle-to-vehicle transceiver, the controller;
determines whether a lane-marking is detected based on the camera;
in accordance with the determination that the lane-marking is detected, the controller;
determines a projected-path for the host-vehicle based on the lane-marking;
in accordance with the determination that the lane-marking is not detected, the controller;
determines a lead-path of the lead-vehicle based on the camera; and
determines whether the future-route corresponds to the projected-path;
in accordance with the determination that the future-route corresponds to the projected-path, the controller;
steers the host-vehicle according to the lead-path; and
in accordance with the determination that the future-route does not correspond to the projected-path, the controller;
steers the host-vehicle according to the projected-path.

US Pat. No. 10,466,021

POLYMER CARTRIDGE HAVING A PRIMER INSERT WITH A PRIMER POCKET GROOVE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

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

US Pat. No. 10,465,963

COOLING SYSTEM WITH DIRECT EXPANSION AND PUMPED REFRIGERANT ECONOMIZATION COOLING

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A cooling system, comprising:a cabinet having an air inlet and an air outlet;
an air moving unit disposed in the cabinet;
a first cooling circuit that is a direct expansion cooling circuit having only a direct expansion cooling mode, a second cooling circuit that is a pumped refrigerant economization cooling circuit having only a pumped refrigerant economization cooling mode, and a third cooling circuit having both a pumped refrigerant economization cooling mode and a direct expansion cooling mode;
a controller configured to operate the cooling system including the cooling circuits;
the first cooling circuit having a first cooling circuit evaporator coil, a first cooling circuit condenser coil, a first cooling circuit compressor and a first cooling circuit expansion device;
the second cooling circuit having a second cooling circuit evaporator coil, a second cooling circuit condenser coil and a second cooling circuit liquid pump;
the third cooling circuit having a third cooling circuit evaporator coil, a third cooling circuit condenser coil, a third cooling circuit compressor, a third cooling circuit liquid pump, a third cooling circuit liquid pump bypass valve that bypasses the third cooling circuit liquid pump when the third cooling circuit liquid pump bypass valve is open, a third cooling circuit compressor bypass valve that bypasses the third cooling circuit compressor when the third cooling circuit compressor bypass valve is open, and a third cooling circuit expansion device coupled between the third cooling circuit liquid pump bypass valve and the third cooling circuit evaporator coil;
an evaporator disposed in the cabinet that includes the first cooling circuit evaporator coil, the second cooling circuit evaporator coil and the third cooling circuit evaporator coil, wherein the evaporator coils are arranged so that air to be cooled passes across the evaporator coils in serial fashion;
a first condenser that includes the first cooling circuit condenser coil and the second cooling circuit condenser coil arranged so that cooling air passes across said condenser coils in serial fashion and a second condenser that includes the third cooling circuit condenser coil; and
wherein when the third cooling circuit is operated by the controller in its direct expansion cooling mode the controller is configured to have the third cooling circuit compressor on with the third cooling circuit compressor bypass valve closed and the third cooling circuit liquid pump is off and bypassed with the third cooling circuit liquid pump bypass valve open and when the third cooling circuit is operated by the controller in its pumped refrigerant economization cooling mode the controller is configured to have the third cooling circuit compressor off and bypassed with the third cooling circuit compressor bypass valve open and the third cooling circuit liquid pump on with the third cooling circuit liquid pump bypass valve closed.

US Pat. No. 10,465,896

LINKABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS

ETi Solid State Lighting ...

1. An LED shop light system comprising:an LED shop light assembly comprising:
a first linkable LED shop light fixture having opposite fixture end portions and comprising:
an LED shop light lamp having opposite LED shop light lamp end portions, said LED shop light lamp including:
an LED module comprising:
 a printed circuit board; and
 an array of LEDs connected to said printed circuit board;
a driver for transmitting electric power to said LED module;
a diffuser for containing said LED module for diffusing light generated by said array of LEDs; and
electrical connections in said respective LED shop light lamp end portions for cooperating with electrical transmitting lines;
a cover for holding said LED shop light lamp, said cover comprising:
a shade for partially surrounding said LED shop light lamp for preventing light from being transmitted therethrough, said shade having opposite shade end portions;
an end structure mounted to said shade at said respective shade end portions for receiving said respective LED shop light lamp end portions to mount said LED shop light lamp in said shade, and for permitting access of electrical transmitting lines to said electrical connections of said LED shop light lamp;
at least one additional linkable LED shop light assembly including a second linkable shop light fixture comprising another electrical connection for cooperating with said electrical connection of said first LED shop light lamp; and
a linking device for cooperating with one of said electrical connections in each of said linkable LED shop light assemblies for electrically linking said linkable LED shop light assemblies together.

US Pat. No. 10,465,884

SEALED AND SEALABLE SCALABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS INCORPORATING FLEXIBLE LIGHT SHEETS AND RELATED METHODS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A method of illuminating an area, the method comprising:defining an area for illumination, the area having an arbitrary size and two-dimensional shape;
providing a plurality of assemblable illumination elements, each illumination element comprising:
a substrate;
first and second spaced-apart power conductors disposed over the substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting elements that are spaced apart and interconnected into one or more light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string (i) comprising a control element disposed over the substrate and electrically connected to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string and configured to provide a predetermined current to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string, (ii) comprising two or more of the light-emitting elements, (iii) having a first end electrically connected to the first power conductor, and (iv) having a second end electrically connected to the second power conductor; and
one or more electrical connectors each electrically coupled to at least one of the first or second power conductors,
wherein each illumination element has a different shape defined by a one-dimensional or two-dimensional contiguous arrangement of illumination unit cells, each illumination unit cell (i) being polygonal, (ii) encompassing at least one light-emitting string, and (ii) emitting light at a predetermined luminous flux density, such that each of the illumination elements emits light at approximately the predetermined luminous flux density; and
assembling one or more of each of the illumination elements, via interconnection of electrical connectors of adjoining illumination elements, into a shape approximately conforming to the area, such that the predetermined luminous flux density of each of the illumination elements is within ±10% of a luminous flux density of the area for illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,465,878

LED-BASED CLEAN ROOM LIGHTING

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lighting device for room lighting in photolithography applications, the lighting device comprising:an at least partially transparent housing;
a light engine arranged inside said housing, wherein the light engine comprises:
at least one first light source configured to emit light substantially only in a wavelength range above approximately 500 nm; and
at least one second light source configured to emit light in a different wavelength range from the first light source;
at least one driver internal to the lighting device and configured to control the at least one first light source and the at least one second light source such that:
in a first switching state of the light engine, the at least one first light source is turned on and the at least one second light source is turned off;
in a second switching state of the light engine, either:
the at least one first light source is turned off and the at least one second light source is turned on; or
the at least one first light source is turned on and the at least one second light source is turned on but either the at least one first light source or the at least one second light source is dimmed; and
in a third switching state of the light engine, the at least one first light source is turned off and the at least one second light source is turned off; and
a control unit internal to the lighting device and communicatively coupled with the at least one driver and configured to instruct the at least one driver in operating in any of the first switching state, the second switching state, and the third switching state.

US Pat. No. 10,465,869

SKYLIGHT FIXTURE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A skylight fixture comprising:a sky-resembling assembly comprising a sky-resembling 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 an interior angle formed between the planar interior surface of the sky-resembling optical assembly and the planar interior surface of each of the sun-resembling optical assembly is an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 10,465,866

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TUBE LAMP INCLUDING GLASS LAMP TUBE WITH RETAINING RIDGES FOR ENGAGING LIGHT EMITTING DIODE BOARD TO TUBE LAMP

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A lamp tube comprising:a glass tube body having a cross-sectional geometry that is perpendicular to a length of the glass tube body with a substantially cylindrical perimeter defined by a sidewall of the glass tube body enclosing a hollow interior for housing a light source, the sidewall of the glass tube body that defines the substantially cylindrical perimeter including at least two ridges on an interior surface of the sidewall that provides the substantially cylindrical perimeter, each ridge of said at least two ridges comprises an apex extending towards the hollow interior for the glass tube body, and said each ridge extends continuously with uniform dimensions along a majority of the length of the glass tube body, wherein from a perspective of an exterior surface of the sidewall of the glass tube body a divot is present corresponding to said each ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,465,858

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TUBE LAMP INCLUDING GLASS LAMP TUBE WITH SELF DIFFUSIVE TUBE GLASS AND METHOD OF FORMING SELF DIFFUSIVE GLASS USING CHEMICAL ETCHING

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A lamp comprising:a glass tube body having a perimeter defined by a sidewall of the glass tube body for enclosing a hollow interior, that glass tube body having an exterior surface and an interior surface, in which the exterior surface and the interior surface of the sidewall are textured to increase light diffusivity; and
at least one light emitting diode (LED) comprising a substrate that provides the light positioned within the hollow interior of the glass tube body.

US Pat. No. 10,465,853

ULTRACLEAN AUTOSAMPLER WITH SYRINGE DELIVERY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A system comprising:a first valve having at least three ports, the first valve switchable between a first position and a second position;
a second valve in fluid communication with the first valve, the second valve having at least four ports, the at least four ports including a mixing port, the second valve switchable between a first position and a second position;
a sample loop coupled between a first port of the first valve and a first port of the second valve;
a standard loop coupled between a second port of the first valve and a second port of the second valve;
a chemical loop coupled between a third port of the first valve and a third port of the second valve;
a plurality of syringe pumps including at least a first syringe pump, a second syringe pump, and a third syringe pump,
wherein the mixing port is in fluid communication with each of the sample loop, the standard loop, and the chemical loop when the second valve is in the second position to mix a fluid from at least two of the sample loop, the standard loop, and the chemical loop, wherein the mixing port is not in fluid communication with the sample loop, the standard loop, or the chemical loop when the second valve is in the first position, and
wherein the sample loop is in fluid communication with the first syringe pump of the plurality of syringe pumps when the second valve is in the second position, the standard loop is in fluid communication with the second syringe pump of the plurality of syringe pumps when the second valve is in the second position, the chemical loop is in fluid communication with the third syringe pump of the plurality of syringe pumps when the second valve is in the second position, and wherein each of the first syringe pump, the second syringe pump, and the third syringe pump is in fluid communication with a source of a working solution when the second valve is in the first position and in fluid communication with the second valve when the second valve is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,465,827

PLUG-IN CONNECTOR FOR FLUID LINES WITH INNER ADAPTER SLEEVE

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A plug-in connector assembly for connecting at least one fluid line to another fluid line or to a unit connection, the plug-in connector assembly comprising a housing, a mating plug-in connector and an adapter sleeve, the housing having a passage channel and a sleeve section into which the mating plug-in connector and the adapter sleeve are received, the adapter sleeve configured to releasably engage the mating plug-in connector, the adapter sleeve is retained in the sleeve section by radially elastic positively locking elements and has a passage opening for a plug shaft of the mating plug-in connector, the adapter sleeve further including a locking mechanism formed by at least two locking arms that are radially elastic relative to a longitudinal center axis of the plug-in connector, the locking arms further being defined in a periphery of the adapter sleeve by slot clearances in a wall of the adapter sleeve, and the locking arms have locking cams at free ends thereof that extend radially relative to the longitudinal center axis, the positively locking elements being defined by radially elastic locking extensions provided on an outer periphery of the adapter sleeve between the locking arms, the locking extensions lockingly engage with form-fit stop recesses in a peripheral wall of the sleeve section,wherein the locking cams of the locking arms define a distance to the longitudinal center axis that is smaller than an inner radius of the passage opening and smaller than a radial distance from the longitudinal center axis to the locking arms in an area immediately adjacent to the locking cams, the radial distance being equal to or less than the inner radius of the passage opening,
the mating plug-in connector including a locking groove, the locking cams being engaged in the locking groove and locking the mating plug-in connector to the adapter sleeve,
the adapter sleeve including an annular collar provided along a rear opening edge of the passage opening when seen from a direction of insertion, the annular collar and the locking cams being located outside of the housing and the sleeve section with the adapter sleeve inserted in the passage channel thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,465,689

PUMP SYSTEM FOR HIGH PRESSURE APPLICATION

Tucson Embedded Systems, ...

1. A pump system for high pressure applications, comprising:a first centrifugal pump including a coupling configured for attachment to a predetermined configuration of drive shaft of an engine, the first centrifugal pump further comprising:
a split impeller having a first portion and a second portion;
a housing formed to include a volute, wherein the first portion of the split impeller is situated in the volute; and
a removable cap, wherein the second portion of the split impeller is covered by the removable cap.